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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L pcv system VIN: 5UXFA53522
Good morning BMW techs everywhere.I have this X5that was towed in 2 weeks ago for an oil leak.When started it we noticed that the valve cover was leaking badly and a whistling noise coming from it,pulled dipstick and we had pressure in the crankcase.removed in...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L fuel leak VIN: WBAFA53501
hello everyone,i have this x5 that is leaking from injector o-rings,only when outside temp. is below -10 or -20 below zero.we have already replaced the o-rings with factory new ones.just wondering if anyone has hade any problems with this.any help is greatly a...
1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G6DW5277P
vehicle came into shop on hook, cranks but no startup. has 13 psi fuel pressure. no spark at the coil. no injector pulse at either injectors! we replaced ign module and distributor. the vehicle still does not have spark/pulse. still no start. any help would be...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L head gaskets VIN: 1G6EL12Y7V
I need a little insight on a 97 caddy eldorado 4.6 I'm getting exhuast gas in the coolant. An the customer stated that it did get hot. My question is when changing head gaskets do you put all the inserts in for your head bolts right away or do you try torque t...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, will not run evap . VIN: 1G6DM57714
Vehicle originally had o2 fault code and evap large leak code. Replacement of o2 sensor repaired o2 code. Fuel system was lowered down and leak diagnostics performed with "smoke machine". We were unable to locate any leak. Reassembled fuel system and now we ar... Trouble codes: U0001
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 23456RTYUI
Hello tranny tech's. This is my personal car so i have decided to make it a ginea pig for my learning. Its Doug nash super T10. I have it tore down and have a question about the gears? The dog teeth are worn on all the gears, not chipped or broken, but have be...
1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L passkey decoder VIN: 1GIFP23T6L
Thanks in advance to everyone...Passkey Decoder Module Problem. What I have here is a very tired Camaro. The customer was driving and suddenly his car quit running. After a series of tests, we determined the correct resistance in ohms was at the pellet on the ...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L hard 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCEK14ZXP
This truck has a neck jerking first to second shift. Doesn't matter if going slow or fast, still jerks super hard. A known professional transmission expert rebuilt the tranny twice and problem remains. Vehicle has the 4L60E four speed transmission. Have checke...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L timing VIN: 2G1FP22K9T
I am not sure about the timing marks. Mitchell says mark to mark but I have no mark on crank gear. When I set crank at TDC I am off 1 tooth on crank comparing it to keyway. When I set the crank gear with keyway I am off about 6 to 7 degrees. Does any body know...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK19R1V
i have a problem child here, this truck has a missfire on cylinders 2 & 6 constantly, seems to be fireing out exhaust at least partially. heres where we started, scan for codes found codes as noted also noted no sync pid on scanner and mass flow flatlined, did... Trouble codes: P1345 (cam/crank correlation), P0340 (cam sensor problem), P0300 (missfire), P0131 (o2s signal low b1s1), P0102 (mass air flow circuit low), P0101 (mass air flow out of range)
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E7W
This van came in running ruff with po300 after checking codes we found some misfires on different cylinders but #1 was missing all the time I check for spark and it was ok lissen to injector it seam to be working.Ok here is what I have done. I resealed the int... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GAHG39R8X
Vehicle towed in with a no-start no-spark only when cold complaint. Cold being below about 15 degrees farenheit. After slight warming the vehicle would start and run normally for several days. When the vehicle finally did start, there was no evidence of an eng... Trouble codes: P0336, P0339
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Starting VIN: 2GCEC19V51
Customer comes in and wants a new fuel pump installed. Fuel gauge doesn't work and sometime won't start. Had a po463 level sensor code. Replaced pump and filter. Customer calls month later, been working fine until then. No start. pull in shop check fuel psi. f...
2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1G3NSJW929
cylinder 1 and 2 misfire. vehicle started as a crank no start installed new plugs,wires,and cap. vehicle started and ran fine for two weeks(noticed tune-up intake leaking coolant)came back missing,all for intake gaskets removed intake found cl#4 intake port cl...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L air bag/ sir VIN: 1GCHK241X3
hi i had this truck 1 month ago customer asked me to check airbag warning light on. found b0100 code-electronic front end sensor1 fault. came back and i put front impact sensors in and still has same code wont clear and air bag light stays on. also both impact...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4.2L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 1GNDS13S53
Does anyone know any tricks to getting the ignition lock cylinder out when the key wont turn?
2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Headlamps VIN: 1GCCS19H33
Vehicle has no high or low beam headlamps operating,nor is the DRL operating. The parking lights work OK. A code of B2600 Day time run lamp ctrl 1 ckt fault. Checked all fuses,lamp relay and DRL relay,all Ok. Replaced the interior lamp switch assy. and still n...
2004 Chevrolet Epica LS 2.5L High Beams VIN: KL1VB52L34
2004 Chevy Epica high beams arent working. The little blue light on the dash doesnt work, nor does the flash to pass option. I had a tip to check for broken wires under the LF fender cover and none were found. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
1977 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham 7.2L fan VIN: CS43T7C122
Hi, I've got a problem with heat and AC controls on a 1977 New Yorker.The vehicle has autoclimate 2 ATC. I have no blend door operation, no vent selection, and no fan operation. I have checked for vacuum at the control head and the electric actuator on the hea...
2000 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L #5 fusible link VIN: 4C3AV42N1Y
Hi all!!! I have inherited an electrical problem from another shop and now see why they gave up on it. The #5 fusible link keeps blowing and not allowing the vehicle to start. If you replace the link and allow too sit for a while, vehicle will start and run f...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L p/s pump VIN: 3C8FY4BB81
Thanks for your advice, since none of my service manual cover this, I am seeking the procedure for changing the power steering punp on this vehicle. I was considering pulling the intake and removing it from the top, or removing the a/c comp. and bracket to dro...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L control panel display VIN: 2C4GM68474
It is not possible to see air conditioning control panel display information. In fact set temperature appears, but dark. Despite display problem a/c system works well. I would like to know if is it a commum problem. Just a back light changing issue or not??? ...
2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Blower Motor VIN: 1C3LC46R07
This Chrysler Sebring has no power to the Blower motor. The controller above the consol has power, ( the pink / dark blue wire has 12.4v ) all the buttons and switches seem to work, ( the lights come on ect. ) The A/C compressor turns on and so do the Condense...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7GG22N2Y
Hey everyone! I am usually pretty good at taking car of chrysler idle problems, but this one has me stumped. just about everytime you come to a stop the idle will drop to around 300 rpm, then the bounce up to about 900, then settle at around 600. I feel that t...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL36X92
It has been verified as #5 misfire. Got it from another shop, see repair history. Did a running compression waveform and that looks ok. I still think it is mechanical and I am wondering if there is a test for checking if the valves are pounding into the head. ... Trouble codes: P0305
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L defroster door
Defroster and heat to floor don't blow right. The motors work but nothing happens. turns out the door is broken behind the motor, the electric door motor has so much torq it breaks the door. so I replaced it, had to pull dash and heater/air conditioner out, sp...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L intm. excss. crank VIN: 3D7KS28C75
Truck came in for check engine light and intermittin excessive crank. Duplicated once, truck spun over 3 more times than normal. Is a flash or replacement be in order here? Shop Key is very limmited on this item. Thanks, Chris Trouble codes: P0602
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L air cleaner box VIN: 1FTEX15N1K
Hey, guys I have a real stumper! 3000 miles ago we replaced the water pump, timing chain, intake gasket, and radiator. Now we have the air box filling up with moisture coming from the PCV Filter. It isn't anti-freeze and the oil isn't milky. The PCV hose is co...
1991 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTEF26H7M
Vehicle came in with the complaint of inconsistent idle or surging, also high fuel consumption. But while testing it did some real strange things. At idle...out of nowhere on it's own it takes off sometimes up to 2000rpm for 10 seconds or so, then it seems to ...
1995 Ford F800 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 1FDNF80C8S
You know I am SO sorry I do not have more information on this unit. We do some work for this company but normally it is just brakes or other basic maintenance. So we are limited on technical information for heavy duty trucks. Originally they came in with a com...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Transfer case shifting VIN: 1FMFU18L6V
Greeting Ford Wizards. I'm stumped on this one and my pride is hurting. This Expedition came in with the complaint of no 4x4 operation. Tested on hoist and found that the front axle [vacuum shift] is always engaged and the transfer case will spin the front sha...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L engine noise VIN: 1FAFP66L6W
Engine very noisey. Timing chain on rear bank worn through guide and tensioner lever. Replaced both chains, tensioners,guides, and levers. Still noisey. Removed engine oil pan. Lots of timing component trash, no piston parts. Inspected two rod bearings. No sig...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L fuse 14 VIN: 1FMNU41S8Y
I have been unable to recreate the problem while in possession of the vehicle. I am posting this looking for a good place to start if anyone has run into a similar problem. Fuse 14 blows intermittently, or sometimes frequently. This fuse will cause the interio...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L engine VIN: 2FTRFI7W7Y
This truck has an engine vibration like an out of balance issue at about 1900 rpm in park and driving. Above this rpm the engine feels smooth. Also has the same feeling with the accessory belt removed. It is definitely not a misfire issue. The customer has not...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cmp synchro VIN: 1FAFP5322Y
End of day in a rush, was affraid of breaking off 2 small bolts holding sensor on, pulled CMP Synchro out of block to re install intake. Didn't mark position of tab on Synchro. Ford says to use a special aligning tool which I don't have. Does anyone know where...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L thumping noise VIN: 1FTSX31F81
help not a dsl. tech. customer complains of a thumping noise from exhaust when the vehicle is first warming up. only happens when first started cold. I have replaced ebp sensor and tube both were cloged also replaced waste gate solinoid resistance was out of t... Trouble codes: P0476, P0478, P1248
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L all electronics VIN: 1FMFU18L21
hi to all, got a strange one here, intermittently the battery will drain on the customer, we got the problem to happen in the shop after we had the car for about a week, what we found was all the electronics on the dash would stay on with the key out, the odom...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FDWW36P54
Good Morning all, I have this 04 Ford F350 Super duty W/utility bed that came in for a shimmy in the steering wheel at the speeds of 45 to 65 mph while turning the wheel slightly to the left. I checked the suspension and found slight movement in the control ar...
2004 Ford Focus ZX5 2.3L Alternator VIN: 3FAFP37Z74
Every time problem occurs Battery light comes on, alternator quits charging but check engine light does NOT come on. After the fact you can always pull code P0622 Generator field "F" circuit problem. When problem occurs it could last 10 seconds or 30 miles unt...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14514
repaired a previous attempt to replace CHT sensor and haness. had code for this CHT. removed intake, replaced gaskets with oe, replace CHT sensor, replaced CHT sensor harness connector. all joints soldered. truck runs great untill you "shower down" on the acce... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L trailer brake controller VIN: 1FTSW21P35
trailer brake is inoperative display shows trailer fault / trailer disconnected found code c2808 in tbc module we cannot find a discription for this code checked all wires all seem to be ok brakes were working properly up to recently / check trailer that this ...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAHP53U25
This car, for the first start of the day, will take three - four attempts before the engine will stay running. I have tried it with the throttle open and closed, no difference. We found the front bank spark plugs were used-up, the rear looked normal for the m...
2006 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FMEV75E86
we can not find any info on this system. when you pull the 5A fuse #2 for SJB1 the draw goes away.. alldata does not show what this fuse powers up except a micro relay... does this turn on the power to sjb1? is this like a bcm?
1993 Geo Storm 2+2 1.6L No Start VIN: J81RF2366P
Morning all. This GEO is being a pain in my behind. Towed in died on road. No spark or injector pulse. Did not check fuel pressure. Checked wiring diagram & replaced ECM relay & car started right up. Road tested & pulled back into shop to get info. Car would n...
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Cluster VIN: 2GTEC19V0X
The Odometer and PRNDL display on this truck will come and go. I have removed the cluster and can recreat the problem by flexing the small circuit board that is solder onto the large (main cluster) circuit board. Does anyone know what goes wrong with this and ...
2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W81
at 2500rpm cuts out tach flucuates up and down this happens in park or test drive on road. have also tried different distributor too. wirs ok at sensor and distributor ran ok customer said until trans was replaced. but cant find any pinched wires crank code ha... Trouble codes: P0335
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Seal VIN: 1GTHK29234
Hello, Has anyone replaced front differential seal on left side at axle shaft? We are having problems getting the inner axle shaft out of differential. Alldata said to use a brass drift and knock it out. Tried this but no luck. We do not want to damage compone...
1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Speedometer /Cruise Control VIN: 1HGEG8657P
This Civic LX, Automatic Trans, has no speedometer or tachometer action at all. All other guages function normally. We have checked the voltages at the speed sensor and they are good as well as grounds. I would condemn the cluster but these things make me thin...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CM58V2V
This Honda is made by Izuzu. Engine will idle high and and stay there until Tps is disconnected it will return to normal idle and stay there. Tps voltage stable but throttle precentage will start at 0% and then go to 4% (it still has a normal ible at this time...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG6653X
Ok car is getting no spark or injector pulse, also shift interlock is stuck and will not release from park. This problem was intermitent but seems to have finally went constant. I have looked at the wiring diagrams and I keep coming back to only three fixes ma...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGEM22952
This vehicle has been to the dealer numerous times for "Cuts out, stalls, restarts ok". They could never duplicate the concern. After the vehicle runs for at least 30 minutes, it will "hiccup", the MIL comes on only for that split second. It does not set a c...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L hydraulic system VIN: 1HGEM22214
This vehicle has intermittent very stiff steering. We have tried the above repairs but the condition still exists. The fluid appeared airrated so we tried the re-seal, the airration seems to be gone but the problem is still there. We monitored the P/S pressure...
2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16385
We have had this car in the shop 4 times now for the same code. P0139 "Secondary O2 signal slow". O2 signal looks fine on scanner, code only sets maybe once a month. Have completely opened main engine harness but have found nothing. This car only has 2 O2 sens... Trouble codes: P0139 (Secondary O2 Slow Signal)
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJF35F7Y
i have a problem with the computer not grounding the fuel pump relay. the car came in with a no start problem, found fuel pump to be bad. i replaced it, still no fuel pressure, but now can apply power to pump and it works. i found 2 bad fusable links. to make ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L evap monitor VIN: KMHDN45D61
This is a strange one, could not find a leak. Cleared codes and had customer drive for a while. All other rediness monitors have completed but the evap, no codes current or pending in any system. Customer has been driving the vehicle for 2 weeks, any ideas out... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system malfuction), P0442 (Evap small leak 1.0mm), P0445 (Evap small leak), P0445 (Evap small leak)
2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S65
Hi guys, and gals. this car was towed in by customer, she said it would not start. we charged the battery and it started right up. had history code po338d in ecm. cleared code, checked alternator and test drove for several miles. we recommended a battery and s... Trouble codes: P0338
2002 Isuzu NPR 5.7L heater core VIN: 45GN637801
I have a 2002 Isuzu NPR truck with air conditioing that needs a heater core. I have no info from Alldata on how to do this or the labor time involved. I'm also having trouble locating an aftermarket heater core. Any help would be appreciated.
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42C73
I am trying to resolve these lean codes(P0171 and P0174)after customer had it to several other shops. They failed and I am not only trying to gain her confidence but resolve her car troubles as well. The engine is sound, fuel pressure/volume is good and a "New... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean system Bank 1), P0174 (lean system Bank 2)
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L fuel pump VIN: 1J4FJ58L5K
This vehicle came into the shop six months ago with no fuel pressure. After checking for power and ground to the pump I replaced the pump, and pump relay, recieved fuel pressure and the vehicle stared and ran perfectly. Five months later she came back with the...
2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L MIL Lamp on, POWER LOSS VIN: KNALD12464
New customer came in with complaint of MIL on and occasional power loss. If he pulls off the road and shuts off the engine and then restarts it, problem will go away temporarily. Followed Alldata flow chart and all grounds and ref. voltages were correct at the... Trouble codes: P2136 (app /tp correlation), P2125 (app /tp circuit)

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1995 BMW M3 3.0L steering lock not releasing VIN: WBSBF9323S
The steering lock housing was broken. I replaced housing and every thing is fine. Job will be much easier second time around. Thanks for the help, Will
1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 1GM4J52M2L
hi iatn techs,we all fix the problem.I want to say thanks to frank,troy,michael,dave,christopher,matt,mike,michael(from ohio)sal,kent,karry and clayton. michael(from oklahoma)said that the theft system would not affect the ligths so that open my mine a bit.I d...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Surge VIN: 1G6CD5336L
Thanks to everyone that gave me suggestions. Overall everyone had good advice but the winner was Paul [...] - I inspected the distributor & drive gears, tried to do a relearn again, ohm the injectors and pressure drop, checked computer data, but finally I ... Trouble codes: F10.
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L ebcm VIN: 1G6KD54Y03
Thank you to all who replied. I checked cotinuity on serial data line from EBCM to splice pack which also checked good. I then decided to change the crank sensors to cover stalling problem. After replacing the sensors the ABS/TRAC lights went out? Of course I...
2002 Checker 1500 Silvera 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T32
Thanks, David from Illinois who was the first reply and nailed the problem. I removed the o2 sensor and test drove and engine ran great. Replaced the convertor on bank 2 and customer is driving the vehicle and happy. I have replaced many plugged convertors but... Trouble codes: P0300.
1991 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L speedometer VIN: 1GCDM15Z5M
thanks or all the help. most all responses mentioned terminal issues as being the culprit. Ater i replaced the cluster, speedo started working. What i assumed happened is the drac module burnt the cluster, although i will never know or sure. I did check termi...
1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Excessive Emissions, BURNS OUT CAT IN 5 M VIN: 1G1LT53T2P
Thanks to all who have answer to my need again. Problem has been resolve. And thanks to the ones who mention coil and control module. The ign. module fail on high and low RPM when it got hot and thats what solve my problem. Again thank you all for the help
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W6T
An incredible thirty eight replies on this one, thanks to everybody for your time. The general concensus was the fact that this vehicle needs at least 60-65 lbs to open the poppetts at the injectors. The new module made 62 lbs and the vehicle starts perfectl...
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L rear brakes VIN: 1GCFG25M1V
thanks to all who replied. I removed the proportioning valve from the front of the ABS unit. Upon removal I noticed that there was no fluid flowing through the cavity which feeds the rear. I knew then that I had probably found the source of the problem. I call...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L pressure control VIN: 2GTEK19T8X
thanks robert from new york you get a cookie. after removing pan again i noticed the transmission pressure switch had started to separate, suspecting it was bypassing fluid i went with a new oe. that one had metal plates on it where the old one had plastic. th...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L shift VIN: 1G1JH12F82
Checking this circuit was dificult. The connector is below the top radiator hose. I checked the powers and grounds with KOEO. I always had it. I found voltage dropping out KOER. After looking CRITICALLY, I noticed that there was a branch to the circuit to...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Starting VIN: 1GCHC24U63
Thanks to the five of you who understood and gave us some great input. We forwarded all info to our neighbors. They opted to send it to the local dealer who replaced the ECM.
2002 Chrysler Sebring 3.0L cam timing VIN: 4C3AG52HXE
The fix was to replace the faulty crank gear. The crank gear has the crank reluctor plate for the crank sensor pinned to the back of it, and the previous shop did not tighten the crank bolt tight enough when they did a timing belt several months ago. Th...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L heater VIN: 1B3HD46T9S
I was fooled by a test. Remember because of the luke-warm air coming out of the vents We had flushed the heater core,installed a water pump,compression check, and thermostat. It turned out that although the heater hoses going in and out of the heater core was ...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF2665W
Thanks for all the replies.George,Chad,Dave,Doug,John,Jay,Steve and especially Andy & Robert.I did find low fuel pressure from the transfer pump(3-5)psi.After replacing the transfer pump we had 13-15psi get to injection pump.Still would not run.Replaced inject... Trouble codes: P1693, P0382, P0380, P0230.
2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L turn signal VIN: 1B4HS28Z31
thanks for all the replies. alot of guys hit it on the nose. it was the aftermarket trailer wiring module causing the problem. replaced it with a new one and now everything works like its supposed to. thanks again.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Brake Pedal VIN: 2B4GP44R02
Resurfaced front rotors and replaced pads and vehicle stops well, but pedal still feels harder than it should. Customer is selling vehicle and declined any further testing.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Wipers, Radio, Heating Controls, PW and DL VIN: 3GFF15WR34
After replacing igintion switch, BCM and swapping power module with another van we found that when we removed the fuel pump relay everything turned back on. We ended up getting a new front control module and it only acted up once. customer has had van back fo...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall
Thanks very much guys for all the help,turned out to be maf problem.When checking around found bottom of air intake hose deteriated,a little duck tape and it ran like a top,if scanner had maf data would have seen this problem.Thanks again for all your help.
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14XXT
Fixed! I went around rechecking vaccum lines and various seals using a stethoscope with the end removed, so its an open tube. When I originally inspected the upper EGR tube and found the tube was not cracked or corroded, didn't think to check the rubber seal ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L tcc inop VIN: 1FALP52U1V
well here it is... replaced trs switch and overdrive started working. road tested with scanner all monitors cleared and no check engine light. but still have a noisy valve body. made the decision to remove body with yrans in vehicle and so you know this is not...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU32E8W
canister purge valve. ford calls it a management valve. I had smoke coming out of the vent of the valve, but was told this was normal.so I blocked off both large hoses for smoke test. vehicle left for 3 weeks. customer returned with light on. codes p0171 and p... Trouble codes: P0141, P0144.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2428X
thanks again for the replys. vehicle came back 3 weeks later. i scaned the truck and only the iat code was there. my original diagnosis was correct but the reman and the new a1 cardone parts were all junk. installed oem maf and all is good thanks again ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
Thanks everybody for your help, I didn't want to spend any more money on this vehicle, we all know customers don't understand how many different components can contribute to the same outcome,so I decided to reduce the pcv valve flow making it run richer I drov... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank one lean), P0174 (Bank two lean).
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L idle up\exh.noise VIN: 1FTSW31F2Y
well, defeat, or at least the cust. still isnt happy, my first shortcoming in this, was that the cust would not leave the truck for more than 1 day, and i am learning that this is fairly normal opperation, but i pushed my luck on the efforts it took to "just l...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X52
several members recomended driving with all sensers disconnected and connected one at a time. Did that but it never blew the fuse. Gave car back to the owner has not blown fuse for two weeks. It may have a worn wire between engine & firewall that I moved when ...
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FDWE45F72
ok we finally got to the bottom of this e-450 we used the snap on scanner to watch the abs sensors after we changed the right front sensor we couldnt see any of the abs sensors drop off so we used a computer based scan tool and drove it again and the rear sen...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU15W23
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L voltage VIN: FA4EA91884
Thanks for all the help guys.. We installed the replacement fan clutch and it took care of the problem.. Must have been overheating the alternator. Thanks again.
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 2GTEK19R6W
OK, this one is fixed. I thought about all 15 replies overnight and still wasn't sure. Came in this morning and the bottom of the master cylinder was wet. Leaking between the master cylinder and resevior. I then called the customer, who know a little about...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L clear coat VIN: 2GTEK19R4W
Thanks to all who responded. The vehicle has not been damaged in these areas by collision of any kind. While it does have high miles and is 10 years old, the objective was to see what members had experienced. All of the information was relevant. We called o...
1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L engine VIN: JHMCB7684M
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMEG8680S
thank`s to all of you tech,yes it was the iac,sometimes the valve makes very strange things.The customer don`t want replacement because a new one is expensive.see you later!
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5FNRL18063
Thanks to all that gave advise. I could not find anything wrong with the EGR system or the ignition. The missfire was very intermittant and could only be felt when the engine was cold, although the scan tool would show a missfire every now and then when the en... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L down shifts when coastintg 45-60mph VIN: 2HKYF1845H
the customer took the car back to the dealer, warranty help??? if he comes back and tells us what they did, ill post the info thanx again for all the replies!!!
2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L heater ducting? VIN: 5FNRL38246
2006 Hummer H2 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23UX6
Thank you for all your help. I removed the canister and checked for clogging or debris, and it was clear. While rechecking the system, I found that after purging the system, the pressure sensor voltage remained at 4.5 volts. I removed the gas cap and even disc... Trouble codes: P0446 (EVAP Vent Control Problem).
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L no drive VIN: KMHWF35H13
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKCV51E44
Thank you all for your replies to my help request. To answer a couple questions you had; 1) I cleaned the throttle plate with no tangible results in way it idled, 2) the rough idle occurred only when engine was at operating temperature. I did a cylinder bal...
2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L No Start VIN: 4S2DE58YX4
thanks for all the replies. the adjuster came out and at first wanted us to simply do an injection cleaning. we refused. we told him that we would replace the pump, filler neck, injectors and rails or nothing. we did agree to flush the tank and lines. when we ...
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