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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4KA7661N
I've been trying to get this car through CA Smog for about a month now. It's the boss's car, so there's no real "hurry." I've tried everything I can think of on this car and have not been able to get the emissions low enough to pass. I even tried manually adju...
2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Engine Oil VIN: 19UYA42641
We are doing an oil service on a 2001 Acura CL S. AllData lists oil viscosity of 5w30 and looks like they recommend non-synthetic? On the typical European cars we maintain newer than 1999 it is recommended to use full synthetic. What would be considered normal...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L belt tensioner VIN: WAULT64B12
replacing surp. belt and new belt tensioner ass. How do you compress the spring assembly and get bolts started? Regardless of it being compressed from box still not enough to install 3 bolts without mass destruction
2006 Audi A3 2.0L no power VIN: WAUHF78P66
Hello, Everyone. Please let me know what I need to do with this. I have a code P0087 and P2293. fuel pressure problems No power on car. Dealer said it needed a fuel pump on the engine. Could some one tell me what is involed in this fix. I understand that there... Trouble codes: 0087 (low fuel rail pressure), 2293 (fuel regulator)
1995 BMW M3 3.0L fuel pump VIN: WBSBF9320S
Unfortunately this is more of an inquiry for more info if anyone has it. This car has no power to the fuel pump. The fuel pump relay is working fine, but the circuit is open between the relay and the fuel pump. If I put power directly to the fuel pump, the car...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Charging sys VIN: WBAGF6328S
This BMtroubleu is busting stones. Replace aftermarket bosch alternator due to not charging at idle. After reading some iatn postings on this topic, I got nervious and installed an OE unit for $225.00 more. I ended up with the phone call I didn't want. Dead ba...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L radio code VIN: WBAHD6325S
Hello BMW techs,I have the 525 hear with radio inop.I need a radio code.Here the serrial#[...].Thanks for your help
1995 BMW M3 3.0L steering lock not releasing VIN: WBSBF9323S
The steering lock is not releasing when the key turns. Ignition switch works but the steering lock will not release. I used a piece of hard wire (1.5 mm or .060 thou) to try to remove the lock cylinder and it wouldn't come out of assembly. Bently manual says t...
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L Door Locks VIN: WBACG82060
The only fault left now is that if the doors are locked and you put the vehicle into reverse the doors unlock. Is this normal for these vehicles. Thanks for your help.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L radiator VIN: WBADM6335X
inherited vehicle repair. vehicle history of installing 3 radiators in the past 18 mos. all for leaking at the radiator core to tank seal. hoses, cooling fan, water pump have also been replaced. have block tested the car for head gasket leak and has passed tes...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ABS Module VIN: WBAFB33581
Car (truck) came in with all Brake warning lights on, no speedo, trans in fail safe. Replaces ABS module and coded it with AL. The speedo now works, trans is shifting properly. All tithe warning lights are still on and I cannot initialize the steering angle se...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1GM1543SD3
hey everyone ..i have this 98park avenue in the shop today it came in for power door locks inop...i have checked all the fuses and relays ect everything seems to be ok the locks still dont work i have scaneed the BCM for codes and found 2 codes in the history ...
2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L transfer case VIN: 5GADT13554
suv belongs to boss's buddy. at 40mph all wheel drive and wrench light will come on. found code co374.when watching pids the front shaft speed is slower than the rear. tried rotating tires one side at a time which made no difference. tried switching speed sen...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6KD52B0S
Vehicle is rich, O2 sensors read correctly (fixed .998v) and are new, LTFT 128 (fixed) both banks, STFT 128 (fixed)both banks . Fuel trim does not respond until I perform a reset with the Mastertech (output tests), Then the LTFT stays near 102-104, STFT varies... Trouble codes: E040
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Torque conveter lockup system VIN: 1G6KD54Y8X
I am looking for options for my customer. After performing as much of the diagnosis for the listed code i determined i would have to access the transmission to give a complete diagnostic and fix the torque converter clutch slipping issue. TSB's make me think t...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR522R8
Vehicle came in with very bad misfires, scanned and found multiple misfire codes as well as random misifire code. We checked spark plugs and replaced all. Checked coil outputs and found they were poor, relaced coils and vehicle ran good, returned to customer. ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
1988 Chevrolet Beretta 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1LV1118J
thanks in advance got a wierd one here, car came in for high idle scanner showed tps,iac good pulled iac found to be very dirty, replaced with napa one, tps is new as well found no vaccum leaks, checked pcv grommets they are good, after we put the new iac in w...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W4S
I have a 1995 chevrolet blazer that has a very poor idle and blows black smoke out of the tail pipe.the idle almost seems and smells like that of a blazer with a plugged egr valve (without the surging) the egr valve has been replaced by the customer.i removed ...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start, backfire thru intake VIN: 1GCCS19W6S
Hello all, I have this 95 s10 that will not start. Vehicle has good compression, good spark, good fuel pressure, and timing is correct. Vehicle also has new timing chain, new crank sensor, new Map sensor, new wires, new spark plugs. Vehicle cranks over good an...
2000 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L transfercase 4470 VIN: 1GBJK34J0Y
For those that know the 4470 Transfer case with transfer case electro magnetic syncro sleeve. Problem is front driveshaft will not engage with transfer case when commanded. This is a manual floor shift transfer case with and logic timer relay. The logic relay ...
2004 Chevrolet Colorado 2.8L Charging VIN: 1GCCS14184
Hey all, this colorado is giving me a hard time. This is a parking enforcment vehicle for the local university. Vehicle came to us with an intermitant "Battery" light in the dash flashing on and off. Our inspection found the battery was low, but alternator cha...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L radio and dic VIN: 1GNFK16T84
this truck has a problem with the radio controls in the steering wheel sometimes they will work fine and other time if you hit the volume the radio station will change, and other times the volume will go down when you push up, there are no codes in any system,...
2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L oil dip stick VIN: 1GCDM19X35
I have rubbed a spot on my head raw trying to figure out the deal. 2 oil services ago the dip was broken, so i fished out the pieces and replaced it. the next service it was broken again. as i looked closer the stick looked as if it was melted. as we studied i...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L convertor VIN: 1GCHK23235
When driving at 50mph and then accel lightly, truck shudders. Shudder feels just like a convertor shudder but I'm only going off of past experiance with other trucks. Watched TCC apply on scanner TCM is applied at 96%, speed sensors all look good also. Owner s...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L right axle VIN: 1GNDT13S25
Just wondering about what has caused the strippage of front right axle lock out on this Trailblazer with low low miles. The axle motor actuator works fine and scan shows it is locked. I can hear it strip when 4wd is engaged. I pulled the motor off the bearing ...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L Stall VIN: 1GNDS13S45
Hey you GM guru's. This came from a local bodyshop. Vehicle was hit in the rearend and battery was either disconnected or run down while at the bodyshop. Now that the repairs are done it runs okay but stalls upon decel coming to a stop. Just drive down the roa...
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1G1AK55FX6
This vehicle came in several weeks ago with several codes as well as reduced power message displayed on the instrument cluster. Brought vehicle in and test drove ran perfect but I pulled codes p1516,p2176,p2119,p2431. Cleared codes test drove codes didnt retur... Trouble codes: P1516, P2119, P2431, P2176
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L trans cooler line VIN: 1G1A55FO77
a true trans level check and location of oil level plug
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2C3AE66G51
As stated, fixed problem once with new plug, a week later came back, same code and missing, same cylinder, swapped plug, miss followed plug. Anyone seen this before? Trouble codes: P0302 (2 misfire)
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Starting VIN: 3C8FY68B72
we put in a battery shut off swutch due to owner only using vehicle 1-2wks a month batt was going dead, About 2mths after modification was made vehcile started to die while driving, had one code p0340 went to test CMP was showing loss of signal to PCM, repla...
1991 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Mechanical VIN: 1B7GL23Y2M
help!!. this truck came in with no brakes and the red brake like on. break pedal went down to the floor. first started by bleeding the brakes. no real preassure present. replaced the master cylinder. bleed the system. seemed good. truck came back the same day,...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L heater VIN: 1B3HD46T9S
Heat has a medium to low heat. The blower has good stength and all the operations work--defrost, floor,etc. The temp gauge is maintained between cold and half way- doesn't go up to halfway on the gauge. On occasion the heat comes back and then goes back to no ...
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP45RXV
thank all ahead of time for their replies. car stall out at idle after it warms up. at first car starts after awhile. now it wont start at all. tested wires from ecm. loose all power to injectors, coils, etc. replaced all three relays, fuel pump, eatx shutdown... Trouble codes: 54 (camshaft sensor circuit), 42 (auto shutdown relay control circuit), 33 (a/c clutch relay circuit), 22 (coolant temp sensor circuit high/low), 21 (upstream o2 stay at center), 42 (auto shutdown relay control circuit)
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: X2B3HD46R6
A used 99 engine was installed by another shop. the previous engine ran great untill overheated and locked up. after reading many past fixes regarding timing chain issues, we tore into it and found left secondary chain off one tooth. I can only guess someone w...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Hesitation, Stall, pops through intake VIN: 1FTEX15N45
Once the engine gets warm it loses power and starts poping through the intake when you try to accellerate. It does not do it all the time.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
This is my son's truck. Iam not a transmission tech. Need some advice on which way to look for a problem with the 2-3 shift. This thing flares between these two gears, fluid looks good and not burned, bands are adjusted properly, filter has been changed. Is th...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L tcc inop VIN: 1FALP52U1V
code p1744 ses light on car will not go into overdrive. fluid smells good with correct level.using mastertech scanner I have scanned all obdII engine controls all appear to be good. scanned transmission data and all appears to be normal except that all shift s...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMZU773EX
This vehicle has no reverse. When we first got it reverse was intermitent(usualy not working). After reading posted info we pulled the pan expecting to find a bad solenoid. once the pan was off we discovered that the valve body gasket between the seperator pla...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FDXE45FX3
hey techs got a ford e350 7.3 no start cold tested all glow plugs good glow plug relay good icp pressure is 550 psi cranking will not start unless ether is used fuel pressure is 55 psi once started runs good power is good you will get smoke cranking just will ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L harmonic balancer VIN: 1FMZU73K54
i'm looking for the correct harmonic balancer installer does anyone know where to obtain one. called ford and they tell me its made by otc but local otc dealer comes up with nothing this 4.0 has a deap recess and rather small bolt whole and i did try persway i...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33PX4
Truck towed in for no start. We know little of the later model PS. Batteries were almost dead from owner trying to get it started. Charged batteries and started checking. 16 codes, WOW!. Cleared and started over. Pulled fuel filter to check for contamination, ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L coolant level VIN: 1FTSX31P04
the truck has been loosing coolant for a long time. the exhaust is missing from convertor back, its been that way for a while. now the truck has a rubber hose torn coming off the turbo toward the inner cooler.(its on order) the truck doesnt start unless block ...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Heater fan VIN: IFAFP33PIY
Does anyone know how much current a heater blower should draw. I have one that stopped working and I found that the switch was toast. I checked the resistor and motor and everything looks good. I got 14 Amp draw on high speed and less on the other speeds. This...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX14W54
Vehicle stall on the road. Customer bring it to the shop and vehicle start right up. Checked fuel pressure and pressure was not steady from 15-100 psi... Let engine run in the shop and suddenly get smoke near spare tire under vehicle. Checked there and fuel pr...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19T32
thank you ahead of time for your help i got a 02 sierra here witha running issue when you step on gas it falls on its face and cant get outa its own way maf has been replaced,all 4 o2s replaced, 02 switch fine untill you give it gas and then truck boggs down e... Trouble codes: P0171 (system to lean bank 1), P0174 (system to lean bank 2), P1133 (02s circuit insufficient switching bank 1 sensor 1), P1153 (02s circuit insufficient switching bank 2 sensor 1)
2005 GMC W5500 5.2L No Start VIN: J8DE5B1635
Hello, We have a 2005 GMC w5500 that has no glow plug operation. The relay has power from the black/ blue wire from the 60A fuse, power from the black/yellow wire from the small 25A fuse but no ground. According to my diagram, the ground comes from the ECM via...
1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L engine VIN: JHMCB7684M
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1HGCG5654X
Ok guys I just changed out a motor in this car, cause of a cylinder going down in the old one. After the change of the motor this car will only start and idle. It will not take gas, you can pedal the fire out of it and it will evently rev to about [...] and... Trouble codes: P1259
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38165
help. thank you a head of time for your help. this vehicle has a random misfire. code po300-306 come on when its cold. problem was present before all these repairs were performed. customer requested timing belt and tune up. in the morning when it is first turn... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 30130
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L speedo VIN: KM8SB73D64
Hello fellow hyundai techs, i got this santefe that has come in several times for intermitent speedo operation, another tech has been dealing with it, but now i got it. it is very difficult to duplicate the concern, the instrument cluster has been replaced and...
1995 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58E8S
Hi folks I'm trying to pull codes from this Rodeo. All the info I can get (Mitchell and Alldata) show the dlc connectors at the left kick panel with the ECU. The ECU on this one is in the center console. Plus the connectors at the left kick panel are different...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L battery VIN: SAJKCO1F6Y
Battery going flat due to 1.2amp current draw - relays staying on in rear fuse box - isolate out relays draw gone. Have read Jack Russells fix which would appear to be my problem but I have no information and none close, have spoken to Jaguar they say send it ...
1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ58SXN
hey all you there in technicianville, heres a good one for the jeep techs. vehicle came in with locked up fuel pump and blown 30 amp engine control fuse. replaced pump with bosch piece and fuse, drove car for a week, then it blowed the 30 amp maxi fuse for the...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L windows,door locks,gauges VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
any ideals??? we have a 1999 jeep grand cherokee at our shop.at times all the warning lights at the instrument panel are on,gauges are not working,windows will not operate,& no power door locks(except drivers door),& no blower operation at times.the only way ...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L oil pressure guage VIN: 1J4GW48N51
If these pressure readings are too high what could be causing the oil pressure to go so high?
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, HARD START VIN: SALJY124XW
Hello Land Rover techs. I have this Disco that is giving me some problems. First problem is My scan tool is not very good in LR's Second is that Mitchell sucks for LR's. I have seen this vehicle before for the same problem but, it is getting worse. The problem... Trouble codes: P1316 (misfire causing excessive emissions), P0300 (random multiple misfire), P1177 (fmfr correction max positive/negative valve), P1178 (amfr correction max positive/negative valve), P1179 (amfr correction max positive/negative valve)
2005 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Rear power window VIN: SALNY22225
Good afternoon fella's, 2005 Freelander, replaced battery, rear window goes down. Window goes up with switch then immediately goes back down. Performed calibration procedure right out of Land Rover GTR, numerous times. Still, the rear window will not stay up....
2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L Differential VIN: 2T2HA31U75
We have a high pitch whining noise that appears to be coming from the front diff. My questioin is, do these differentials have bearing problems and is Mitchell's 14hr R&R time quote a reasonable one.
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35361
We have this Miata that will throw a check engine light every once in awhile. It comes up with code P0010. We are pretty sure that the oil control valve is our problem. We have not come across this problem before and were just checking with the Mazda guys if w... Trouble codes: P0010 (Variable timing problem)
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM65S76A03
I have this Mazda [...], I has a p0300 random misfire. I have done the basics, sparks plug were change last summer (customer), changed wires today and the check the flow charts. Im just wondering what else could possibly be causing this? Trouble codes: 300 (Misfire)

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1997 Acura RL 3.5L abs VIN: JH4KA9651V
Thanks everyone. we got this fixed. Found the connector below the dash panel in the back. Installed a rebuilt unit and accumulator from the dealer and its working well. Not that hard to change. FYI. when opening up the bleeder screw on the pump assembly with t...
1987 BMW 325 2.7L brake pedal VIN: WBAAB5400H
well i get to take one for the team for using reman master cyl on a bmw yes a dumb ideal!!! that said david and gordon were right on money!!! i plugged master cylinder and found that the seals were failing so i ordered a new master cylinder and bench bleed an...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4CW52KOV
first of all let me start by saying thanks to all that replied. and as all of you stated the problem was the upper intake.removed the throttle body as stated and notice hole in plenum so replace plenum and spark plugs from local auto parts store and car is ru...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Stall VIN: 2G1WN54T8L
Thanks to all who took the time to respond. We have had no precipitation in our area lately so I am currently applying controlled moisture an area at a time trying to reproduce the symptoms (with no luck so far). Sorry I have no fix to pass along yet.
1991 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L shifting in cold weather VIN: 1G1JC14GXM
Well since I recieved car from former GM tech I am sure he used synchromesh fluid ,plus finding reciepts too. I have determined it is freeezing the shifter cable, or it would freeze after starting not sitting over night. Since the cables are nearly 300 dollar...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L No Start VIN: R3TJ340121
you guys were right on. we cleaned the intake very well and yes we made the injectors stop working. the customer had asked us to realy clean everything and we did. i ordered a new assembly from ac delco and it runs like a new car. many thanks dan
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L transfer case VIN: 3GNEK18R5X
Thanks very much for the excellant advice in the 15 responces I got to this request. Especially Cor, Gary, David and Henry who nailed the problem. The chain in the transfer case was stretched and would jump a tooth uner load. When we laid the new chain aside o...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19W6Y
too bizare--remember that putting new distributor gear repaired roughness at idle---found that off idle no spark to cyls 2 and 3. the electrodes in the distributor were next to each other--removed new cap and found that cap was burned through to cyl 5 exactly ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GAHG39R51
I appreciate everyone's help on this one. It is going to go to the dealer. I did get it to stall on me once but it didn't help me. The problem was really a lack of technical info. As I mentioned the customer is a friend so I will update ya'll on this one i...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 8.1L No Start VIN: 3GNGK26G52
thanks to everyone for all the advice, most were on the same page as me so any words were greatly appreciated. dropped the tranny out of the way which allowed for much more space to work, picked the o-ring out and tried to get a bite with some sheet metal scre...
2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LS 5.3L abs pump VIN: 3GNEC13T32
Thanks to all who replied. After trying 2 used assemblys and still having the problem. I sent the oe module to bba.reman and they rebuilt it. works fine now. It was only cost $100 to fix. Special thanks to Bob from wisconsion for giving this information. Y...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Transmission / Motor VIN: 2C3HD46R0Y
After getting the diagnostic codes of P0732-P0733-P0734 and P0731 I installed a input and output speed sensors on the tranny. It stopped the cutting off in reverse. I still have a code P0731 gear ratio error which I assume is still something internal in the tr...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Drive belt VIN: 1C4GP64L6Y
Well I think we got this one. came in had a belt noise and the belt was running crooked on the idler. Luis and Matthew thank both of you you had it nailed Matthew even had a bulletin for me. The fix was to replace the bracket that the idler pulley bolts onto. ...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C4T54L23R
After double checking powers and ground and check cam and crank sensor for a short to ground. We replaced the PCM and the vehicle is running fine.
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46F9T
Well after testing and replaceing almost everything I could think of, I finally replaced the PCM and the problems have vanished. Starts like a champ every time. Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor).
1997 Dodge B2500 5.2L heat VIN: 2B4HB25Y5V
thanks for all the replies . the outside temperature heated up to - 10 c , with this change in temperature the customer took the vehicle , with enough heat for now . will post more if & when the customer responds .
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, INTERMITTENT VIN: 1B7MF3367W
The vehicle is not actually running yet because we are awaiting an ECM, however I think we have proven the ECM to be bad, luckily we were able to procure an ECM from a 99 vehicle, same spec's to swap ECM's with and everything fired right up properly. AS we wer...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC13Y1X
thanx for every ones help, spliced in remote ground for cam crank and o2 wire, drove it for two days and every thing seems ok
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46R05
i ended up replacing the map sensor and it solved the problem. weird i know but true. i forgot to mention when the car first came in the map voltage was 5v no matter if the sensor was plugged in, unpluged, koeo, koer. after we replaced the computer the map vol... Trouble codes: P0108, U1102, U0155, U0140, U0168.
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L spindles VIN: 1FTHF26HON
ford has seen this before because there is a technical service bulletin i found # 94-19-24 repair kit f4tz-1177c. redesigned bearing and seal with a slinger. recently installed will have to wait and see if it stands test of time. thanks for all of your respons...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on
Hi Guys Thank you for the excellent response.After testing the PCV piping and replacing the valve,i checked fuel trims when cold spraying with carb cleaner around the intake manifold and they changed!I have sheduled the van for a upper and lower intake resea... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean left bank), 0174 (lean right bank).
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Possible ABS unit? VIN: 1FDWE30F7W
The majority of the replies said the problem was normal for ford diesel trucks. Others said you have to use a master cyl. for a E-450 and make modifications to the vehicle to make it fit. The one thing that we did that help the problem was to bleed the brakes...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Trans Front seal popped out
Thanks for the help. Upon further inspection, I found the pump shaft had gotten offset, cut the sealing rings and cut grooves in the sleeve thus allowing lockup pressure into the converter and blowing out the front seal. The pump was also damaged. I replaced t...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L No Start VIN: 213456789Y
The other shop we were doing this work for decided to not wait a day to find the problem. They sent it back to the dealer. They put in a new ECM and programmed. Truck now ran, but they still have the original complaint of lean codes. ?? Most replies were about... Trouble codes: P1260.
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Battery Light VIN: 1FAFP33P4Y
Thanks to all the techs who took the time to offer there opinions. What i found was a broken wire at the PCM connector. The Wire Was Broke in such a way that it would make contac somtimes. Repaired wire and charging system works perfect.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F4Y
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L climate control VIN: 1FAHP60A72
The evap. thermal temp sensor was bad located drivers side under dash side of air box. Was very easy to change. I found that some one had listed this fix under a 2004 model mine was 2002 butt this did fix the prob. Thanks to those who offered help.
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L air bag VIN: 1FMYU94125
First of all thanks to all replies,Ed from penn, response was there,got a ford book,mitchelle was not very helpful,Horn and everything else workrd fine so I assumed clockspring was fine,bad mistake.borrowed ford book and toughbook and quickly found with help o...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L blower speed VIN: 1FMZU73K65
Sorry for the delay in responding, we were waiting for vehicle to return. Thanks to you guys we were able to test further and uncovered a bad switch. Replaced switch and problem solved. Thanks to all who responded, great job.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW20PX5
Thanks for all of the advice. I replaced the IPR and the high pressure oil pump and the truck runs great. Whatever it was that damaged the IPR must have come from the pump because the engine valley looked clean. Thanks again. -Jeremiah Trouble codes: P2284 (icp control circuit range or perfomance), P2288 (icp too high).
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start, Hard Starting VIN: 1FTPW14556
Took it to dealer for tsb, they updated pcm, they said cyl 5,6,7 were misfiring slightly, but it never would set a code? It seemed to miss worse after they updated the pcm, I pulled coils and switched them around and ran a couple tank fulls of premium gas w/c...
1998 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS1447W
Thanks to all that replied. I finally have this one repaired. I started out by checking the fuses and power and grounds to the computer again. Still the battery light was on and the temp and fuel guages didn't work. Then I realized that the PCM had to b...
2002 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GDJG31F72
Thanks to those who took the time to reply to this help request. I really wish I had some good information to share but of the few replies I received only a couple tried to address the timing issue. The rest were for the boost code which is not what I was aski... Trouble codes: P0238 (Boost sensor circuit).
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1BGCB7675P
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L heater VIN: 1HGEJ8242W
Well this AM , I was checking every possible cause for this issue. Also radiator cap was replaced too, with the repairs as an SOP, but noticed that a part of the cap was missing e.g. spring and the part that seals the radiator. found spring laying inside the r...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES15522
Hi guys and thanks for the help the ELD was right in front of me. I was looking for something that looked like a relay standing up in the fuse box. I didn't know it was down inside. I got it and the car is fixed. Thanks again Trouble codes: P1298 (Electric Load Detector Circuit High input).
2009 Honda CRV 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHLRD2848K
Wanted to say thanks for all who responded,Sorry about putting the wrong year it was a 1999 model. First thing we did was take a vacuum reading and it was only showing 15 inches, so we decided to double check on the alignment of the timing marks since anothe...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L surpintine VIN: KM8SC73DO2
replaced the tensioner and the belt and the issue went away. thanks to all that helped I will send you a cold one...
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E44
the fix for this ended up being rather simple. the throttle plates were sludged up & binding, causing the codes. we duplicated the concern for several days & several cold starts, then cleaned the throttle plates & shaft & then kept the vehicle for several more... Trouble codes: P1110 (throttle actuator stuck closed), P1175 (throttle actuator stuck open), P1196 (limp home value on close 2).
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Starter VIN: SAJKX6043X
Humbled again! I followed the advice of John from Tennessee and Michael from Qatar to use a half-moon wrench to break the bolt loose and then used a 1/4 inch drive socket and extension to run it out as Robert from Virginia recommended. This turned out to be th...
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