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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADP6339X
Hey Gang, This is a new one for me. This car sees a lot highway use between Chicago and West Virginia. After driving for some hours on the road the car behaves as if running out of fuel for a period of time. Power is reduced to force 30-35 MPH operation with ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multible misfires), P0301 (1 misfire), P0306 (6 misfire)
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAM5345Y
Cold idle problem: I have this 2000 BMW 328i in the shop that has an odd idle problem. When the car is started completely cold (sitting overnight or for at least 8 hours) it initially idles normally at the proper spec. As the car begins to go thought the warms...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD53B2M
Good morning team,I have a 91 cadi came in w/ a lock of pwr,cust had a complet tune,distributor R/R & a set of injectors all 8 R/R.first I verify that my IGN timing was correct,fuel p.s.I w/ spec 40 at idle 45 w/ vacuum,profrom compresion test 160 all 8 cyls.p... Trouble codes: 23 (EST circuit problem.)
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KKD54Y4
Cant find were the black wire with small end, same size as the wire that goes on the back of the ABS motor From what I could find in a 96 manual only one wire goes on the ABS for ground, it comes out of the loom going into the fuse block with the 50 and 60...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G1YY22P7R
Hello fellow techs. I need help with this Corvette. This car will run fine for a while and then start surging and hesitating. When this happens I lose all comunication to the PCM. Do these cars have a history of PCM's going bad? All help is as always very much...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L transfer case VIN: 1GNEK13R2W
Greetings 4x4 wizards. This 98 Tahoe was left here for us by one of our out of state customers who said he's been battling an intermittent 4x4 problem for some time. The previous problem with this vehicle was that it sometimes wouldn't come out of 4x4 or would...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3G1JC5248X
Hello.I have a 1999 cavalier that isn't running the best,the cat has good spark,running and starting.fuel system is within spec.has 17 inches of vacuum at idle,and has no codes stored in the ecm.data while scanning looks to be all normal.The car will die if th...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L TCC Solenoid VIN: 1GNEK13R7X
Hello to all: When driving at 60mph after complete warm up the vehicle starts to have the feeling like something is cutting out for a split second. The only reading on a Tech 2 scanner is that the TCC slip speed goes from 0 to +90 rpm. This happens every five...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Cuts out, Injection Timing VIN: 1GCHG39FX1
Need some Help, I replaced the Injection pump due to Engine ShutOff Solenoid was open. Installed new pump, Runs fine till [...] coolant temp, computer tries to control timing and it cuts out. Scanned, TDC is +2.46 deg (maxed out) Inj Timing at 0 The pump...
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L park lights VIN: 1Y1SK52831
Hello this prizm is back. I replaced the DRL module and that fixed the head lights from staying on all the time. Now it is back and the running lights stay on. I am assuming the module went bad because when I plug the old module in the running lights work prop...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58B94
Hi everyone . need some info on this pt , i have a code PO340 that will set on a road test and when it set the vehicle will surge at anything over 2300 rpm - fells like rev limiter kicking in -you can clear code and it will run perfectly for 5 to 15 miles befo... Trouble codes: P0340
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L crank sensor VIN: 1B6MF365XT
vehicle came in whith a bad engine. removed and replaced with a rebuilt engine. broke crank sensor removing and replaced with a napa sensor after engine was installed. crank sensor is rubbing fly wheel? napa sensor installed is # css601, should i be useing chr...
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2B4GP4533V
came in with a stall at light,test drove has a rough idle,and only stalls when in gear and not all the time.feals like an open egr,hooked up scanner no codes,someone has been chasing this problem,looks to have newer plugs,wires,cap rotor,tps.pulled plugs look ...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1B7KF2367Y
Help... This is my personal truck. I had a no-start six weeks ago and came down to a low fuel pressure problem(maybe 6psi) and thought the injection pump was gone also because of no fuel at injectors. Or very little. I put direct juice to Ipump and direct grou... Trouble codes: P1693
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB11Y81
Customer had car at Dodge dealership, was told it needed a valve job. Had misfire felt mostly at idle, and P0307 code. Brought van to us to re-check. Tried swapping spark plugs and wires, misfire stayed at #7. Injector was firing. Checked for the belly pan gas... Trouble codes: P0307
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD46R01
Greetings fellow Dodge techs, I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid with a 2.7 engine that was replaced by another shop. This vehicle will run as long as the camshaft sensor is dis-connected, will not start when connected. The cam sensor has been replaced, the PCM ...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start
checked all wires to and from pcm and fuse box found some corroded and repaired them, no luck started once for [...] then could never get it to start again spark yellowish not good blue spark only on cyl 2356 1 and 4 no spark , 2,3,5,6 occasional spark very... Trouble codes: P1391
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1B3EL36X54
Here's what I have guys...I have a 2004 Dodge Stratus with the 2.4L "X" engine in my shop. The owner ran the original engine low in oil and ruined it. I got a used engine out a 2002 Chrysler Sebring with 37,850 miles on it. The salvage engine has been sitting ...
2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L limp in VIN: WD1PD54454
Hi,we put a trans in this very hard working van and it lasted 4ok.So we got another one under warranty.Were not sure if these codes were in it before the install,but weve got po715 speed sensor,po672 glow plug,po730 gear ratio error now.With a generic scan too...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26H7S
This vehicle was pulled to shop with a no start. Checked for the basics and found no fuel pressure. Pulled codes and found code542 which has to do with the fuel pump curcuit. Much testing and found that the PCM is not creating a ground to supply the fuel pump ... Trouble codes: 542 (Fuel pump open eca to ground)
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDMF7210S
I have this 95 f 700 truck with a 429 .Truck was towed in for no start no spark. It has good injector pulse and fuel pressure. we install a new ignition module just to rule that out and still no spark. Checked power to the coil and it has 12v power to both sid...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L wipers VIN: 1FTZR15X7W
Front Wipers are intermittently inoperative on this Ranger. GEM module shows switch is sending it a signal but it is not turning on wiper relay. Pid for switch shows on and pid for relay shows off when wipers are inop. Both show on when they’re working. Gettin...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V6X
Vehicle has somewhat of a rough idle, almost as if a cyl. was down. It has a new cmp sensor and #1 o2 sensor. But after every test drive it throws a po135 and p1309. All tedst performed checked out good. I was seeing if anyone else has seen this problem before... Trouble codes: P0135, P1309 (misfire montior fault)
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Power steering VIN: 1FAFP55267
I replaced the rack in this Taurus along with the pump and pressure hose. I am having difficulty bleeding the system. AllDAta calls for an application of vacuum while the vehicle idles. I tried this but cannot get a tight enough seal on the pump. Is there anot...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRF18L7Y
i have this problem truck which will start and run normal until you put it in gear as soon as you try to accelerate it, it will sputter out and bog down and die if you remain on the accelerator it will rev up slightly in park or neutral but has no power, the e... Trouble codes: P1747 (p1406-), P1406 (testing and results)
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1FDXW46P74
6.0L diesel here, in an F450. About 2000 miles ago it came in on a hook. Customer stated it started running bad going up a slight overpass...when he lifted off the accel it died and coasted to the shoulder. An attempt at cranking revealed it was hydraulic lock...
2005 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1FAFP36N05
This Focus has a B1932 code for drivers side air bag. Before clearing code, drivers air bag resistance (loop) was between 6 and 9 ohms - could make it vary by moving column tilt/telescope. Cleared code and checked all circuits involved, will not duplicate code...
1999 GMC 6500 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GDJ6H1D0X
This truck is at another shop and they called and asked for help. Truck came in will start and run for 2-5 seconds and shut down. Has a new Jasper engine and the customer informed us its have been 200 miles since the engine install. We are losing the injector ... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft Position Sensor performance)
2001 GMC Sierra 3500 SL 6.6L No Engagement VIN: 1GDJC39171
Hi Guys, This is a new one for our shop, as it is our first Allison 1000 problem. This truck was involved in a small accident to the left front. No major damage, just fender and grill replacement, and hood repair. 3 days after the accident (before body repai...
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5623K
hello all tech, please help.this car failed nox i know that it running very lean at idle o2 sensor stuck on lean side i found base gasket and intake was leaking i replace both of them , it still doing the same. even i check pcv and plug them.when load i found ...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: JHMCB7668M
Hello,Honda techs,I need some help on this Accord. The vehicle was towed in with dead alternator.So,the alternator and battery were replaced.Alternator is charging good 14.5V but warning light at cluster for Check Engine,Charging and Left Turn Indicator were i...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB9770N
this vehicle came to us from a regular customer had slight misfire or tip in hesitation every time he stepped on accelerator checked and found had oil in spark plug tubes and oil soaked wires. did obvious first replaced spark plug tube seals spark plugs and wi...
2000 Honda S2000 2.0L engine VIN: JHMAP1146Y
sounds like a tinny rod knock.if i load it w/the clutch in gear,it is a distinct 1 cyl knock,without load,kind of rattleing,knocking,less distinct knock.pulled pan,inspected rod bearings,like new!only 28,000 mi on car,everything looks perfect. good oil press,e...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Alt fuse VIN: 1HGES26791
Car came in with battery light on and check engine light(codes were p1298,p0135,and p0141). Battery tested low so i replaced with a new one. Battery light still on so i checked fuses and found #4 Alt fuse was blown. Replaced with a new one and checked over eve...
2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD187X1
Engine is running very smoothly. Do not believe miss fire is real. Can not determine if crank sensor in distributor is getting flakey. No supported testing found in ALL DATA. Seems VERY intermittant, only when cold. Contacted local Honda Guru, was told replace... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder miss-fire 4)
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L wiper do not turn off VIN: 4S6DM58W41
hi guys, i have this 2001 Honda passport the front wipers do not turn off by the wiper switch, if alarm controller is unpluged front wipers work fine but rear wiper do not, i replaced the alarm controller but problem is the same. did any body have this problem...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L srs system VIN: JHLRD77422
vehicle came in with srs lt. on - code 9-3 stored - faulty drivers seat belt buckle switch. flow chart procedure was followed - checking resistance with buckle 3 pin connector disconected, this is where alldata shows a picture of the connector pins numbered 12...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L heater VIN: 2HKYF18594
hello everyone,we have a pilot here that wont sustain hot air from heater when driving.head gaskets have been replaced,heater core has been flushed repetedly,has new t-stat and water pump.when we flush the heater core and reassemble it blows very hot air until...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Heat VIN: SAJHX1249V
I got this XJ6 and there is no heat in any position. I checked the hoses by the check valve, located at the firewall in front of the driver. The inlet hose was very hot and the outlet very cold. It seems the valve is not working but when I check for voltage at...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L VVT unit VIN: SAJDA01C41
Hello all, I believe I have found the reason for the MIL on this 6 cylinder Jaguar (Ford). Codes are P1386: bank 2 Variable camshaft timing over advanced & P1388: bank 2 VVT over retarded. WDS shows the cam randomly at various degrees(6 to 20) off of center un...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJEB51D12
Vehicle has an obvious misfire, and is running poorly. The problem is I am unable to communicate with the vehicle to properly diagnose it. I have tried a generic ODBII scan tool, the generic ODBII function in the Ross-tech vag-com software, and the Auto Enginu...
1992 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Stall VIN: 2J4FY19PXN
We have a jeep here that has a o2 sensor that does not read correctly at times on the scanner. During the first ten minutes the engine is started, the o2 sensor will go from reading 0.1-0.9 volts to 4.5 volts and stay there. Engine still runs ok. Customer said... Trouble codes: 21 (o2 not switching)
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L par draw VIN: 1J4FX58S5T
i have a 200 mili amp draw on the battery if i pull the #7 fuse the draw goes away i have tracked this down to the bcm or the door modules if i unplug the door modules the bcm will go in sleep mode after about 45 min there is a tech bulliten on the bcm a...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L reverse VIN: 1J4JZ58S5V
no codes. came in needing trans rebuilt. no movement forward or reverse. front clutches welded together. rebuilt trans, rebuilt torque converter installed with trans rebuilding kit installed. took out for ride trans locks up when put into reverse.acts acts lik...
2005 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on, no IAT, MAF, VSS,
Hi guys and Gals, this car came into the shop whit a check engine light on, no record of any repairs done. I just wan't to put this out maybe some of u have run into this problem. I testede the MAF sensor tested good, IAT sen. has good resistance. I wigle the ... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf sensor input out of range)
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28Y61
Thanks in advace for reading my issue greatly appreciated I have 2001 MPV 2.5 V6 which recently had an accident on the passenger side front which lead to damage all the way down the passanger side door. Customer states vehicle ran fine for a couple of weeks af...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF25F5W
This vehicle came in for an extended crank time and a dead cylinder at idle. The injector at the dead cylinder had very little flow when cracking the nut loose on the top of the injector. It acted like it was getting air in the fuel system and we looked for le...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L converter code VIN: 1ZWHT61L3X
hi, ive got this cougar here tha feels like it has 3rd gear starts but only for a breif moment it has a 1744 converter clutch code along with po731,p[o732 and p0734 the car shifts fine other wise line preasure is fine .it only does it hot the fluid isnt great ...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33473
customer brought in for an oil change. Now it will not start. cranks but will not start. I have a vedis and it will pull codes and it is giving a code for the ews or antitheft not receiving a valid key code. no spark or pulse. I havent found a any bad wires un...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Mil on VIN: 1N4DL01D51
This car does not seem to have a leak but sets the mil. We have a Waekon tester that fastens to the purge port or the filler neck and you can put low pressure in the system and watch for decay . I did this both times, and watched the pressure sensor on the tan... Trouble codes: P1441 (Evap very small leak)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L engine VIN: JN8DR09Y01
The engine not have power.Wit scanner the engine load is 70%.The exhaust is not plug.The air fuel ratio is ok wit scanner.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L 1-2 VIN: 1N4L11D32C
Hello group, I am posting this for a friend. He has a vehicle in his shop that shifts 1-4 perfect then when vehicle stops does not shift out of first. This occurs whether the vehicle is hot or cold. I was wondering if any of you nissan guys out there have run ...
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 3.3L water pump VIN: 2G3AJ14N3M
Knocking/rattle noise only at idle.Near water pump. Replaced belt tensioner due to common bearing failures.no fix. WILL NOT MAKE ANY NOISE WHEN RUN WITH SERP BELT OFF. water pump bearing does not feel worn or loose. Using stethoscope, noise is near water p...
1981 Porsche 928 4.5L Exclamation point VIN: WPOJA0923B
Good afternoon guys, 81 Porsche 928, The general warning light (exclamation point)comes on for a couple of seconds just before you shift into second gear and then again just before you shift into third gear. Does not do it going in to 4th or 5th. Almost like a...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JF1GG29612
Hey Subaru tech's! This impreza came in after another shop had looked at it. Would die at stops and wouldn't restart until it cooled down for a while. Sometimes two minutes, sometimes two hours. Customer stated that it also didn't seem to have the power it use...
1993 Toyota Camry 3.0L No Start VIN: J2TVK12E3P
This vehicle was towed in (new customer)with an intermittent cranks but won't run,hot or cold. When symptomatic, fuel pressure and volume is good, spark tester shows strong spark, and both noid light and scope indicate all injectors operating, including proper...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L security system VIN: JTDDY38T6Y
Thanks for the help in advance.The problem im having is the security system is not working correctly.I replaced the heater core in the car (fun fun) ofcourse the dash was out of the car lots of wires etc. unplugged,anyway now when you lock the car manually it ...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V5Y
Car came in with MIL on. Pulled P0401 EGR insufficient flow. scan tool data shows MAP sensor working properly. Applied vacuum directly to EGR valve and engine immediately stalls. Inserted a vacuum "T" and hooked up guage. less than one inch of vacuum at EGR va... Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L monitors VIN: 2T1BR12E71
Hi group. I am having a problem running the monitors for the catalyst and evap. I have driven the car 35 miles at 3 different times without completing these 2 monitors. I need one complete for it to pass a state inspection. If any one knows the proceedure for ...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L monitors incomplete VIN: JTEGH20V83
we have no drivablity problems , check engine light was on 2 days ago turn off by it self . custumer drove in 15 miles to check codes no codes 4 monitors incomplete. test drive 10 miles set all but evap, next morning start up 4 monitors incomplete, check conne...

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2000 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUCZ8N5Y
Thanks guys for all your help. It was a bad fuse. The weird part was that with the key on engine RUNNING the power was sent to the fuse. But if you were to check it with key on engine off there would be no power. Which tricked me to think it wasn't a fuse, but... Trouble codes: P1425 (EVAP Canister purge regulator valve short to ground), P1118 (HO2S Heater circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2), P1468 (EVAP Canister purge solenoid valve short to ground), P1421 (Secondary air injection solenoid valve short to ground), P1473 (EVAP leak detection pump open circuit), P0102 (MAF Low input).
2005 Audi A4 1.8L all doors VIN: WAULC68EX5
Its amazing! The doors have returned to their original smooth finish. I have never experienced this before and probably never will again. The warmer temperature has done the trick, as it warmed up slowly, the door skins went back to normal. I didn't think i...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L smog VIN: WBABF3324S
Thanks to Eric from Texas who hit it on the head. Under the spare tire. Actually the customer drove around until he finally found where it was at and then brought it back for Smog. Again thanks to all who responded. Even the sticker on the hood showed it i...
2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBXPA93425
well the relay is located above glove box. when you open glove box there are 2 tabs to turn and the fuse block drops down and the relay is located above that. The relay that I was looking at under the hood was the fuel injestor relay. after testing the right r...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, tach inop VIN: 1G4HP54K0Y
As of now I have condemned the PCM in this car, and since the customer has declined to make the repairs if it needs a PCM(this is a hi mileage vehicle with several other problems) I will close this with a summary. But since the car is still at the shop, I c...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WN54TXP
Clean the throttle body and Idle Air Control motor and passages. 1) Start the engine and warm it up to operating temperature. 2) Turn engine off. 3) Disconnect battery to clear any memory from ECM, then reconnect the battery. 4) Ensure that the thrott... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust).
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, HARD START VIN: 1GCEK14T7X
I decided to recheck the fuel pressure regulator again and found it to be leaking fuel into the vacume hose. i didnt leave the vacume hose off long enough the first time i checked it. starts and idles great now thank you everyone for your help.
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GNDT13W3Y
After second guessing myself too much, I reinstalled the pan with fluid. Cleared codes. Vehicle went to 1st gear and shifted normally. The 1/2 shift solenoid fixed this one. I just couldnt seem to verify that while it was on the rack. Thanks for the input...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GCHG39R1Y
Thanks for all that helped. I had customer check RPO's on both vans and they both have MT1 code. I informed customer that the transmissions should interchange. I'm currently waiting for customer to O.K. us to swap transmissions. I'll post another request if I ...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Unknown VIN: 2G1WF52E33
I ended up sending this car to the dealer to get a BCM replaced. Thanks to all of the replies
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Driver Info Center VIN: 1GNEK13Z64
So here is the final word: it has to go to GM (so someone who is a TIS subscriber). They have to download the software. Even if I have a Tech2, I cannot do it. So, off it goes to the dealer... Thank you for all your help!
1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L ignition VIN: 3C3EL45H7W
thanks for all the help i found the problem the single wire pin at the dist was pushed back into the connector i found it doing a contnuity test from the coil to the pcm thanks for the help
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B3HD46TXT
We did end up taking apart the front engine, found there was play in the gears. Fixed the timing gear slop and when it was runing it stalled. So back to square one.I preformed a cam/crank sweep and found to be perfect now. When the car did stall I could see th... Trouble codes: P0320 (No Crank Ref at PCM).
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L cd VIN: X1D4HB58D4
Well i guess Chrysler strikes again... Going to send this one to dealer because we have no aftermarket way of dealing with this. I went through all the modules mith MODIS and tryed to find some kind of reprogram or functional test...nothing, TSB 08-004-04 soun...
2005 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1B3S56C55D
thanks for all the replies and thankyou ed did a leak down check on #4 cylinder exhaust valve leaking pulled head sent to machine shop installed car runs great must be a problem with these 2.0s car has only 58k keeped in great cond burnt 2 exhaust valves hope... Trouble codes: P0304.
2006 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L crankshaft seal VIN: 1D4GP25BX6
Thanks to Chad [...] had seen this and replaced engines under warranty. This one is out of warranty, we replaced the thrust bearing and seals. Looks good at this point.
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5348X
An overwhelming number of you told me to do the intake whether I see smoke or not. Unfortunately the customer did not want to do this. Thanks for the help though. Now i know. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1).
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Coolant tube VIN: 1FTZX17271
Job went well, thanks for yuor help. I removed the intake as suggested. You could replace the tube with just the removal of upper intake and fuel rail,but I feel it would take twice the time. I did use R&R + .5H and did very well on time, and total cost was st...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03191
hello everyone and thank you for the help. our tech found the problem by going back and tracing wire colors to each individual coil from a wire schematic. the (freind) or shop who worked on this thing did not reconnect the front bank ignition coil primary harn... Trouble codes: P1151 (upstream bank one o2 lean), P0171 (bank one lean), P0174 (bank two lean), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire).
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX14W14
I thank all of you for replying and providing valuble hints. Turns out Jason was on the right track with this one. His description of how the hubs were unlocked was the key. I put it in 4hi when the noise appeared and it was magically gone. When I got ba...
1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L engine oil leak VIN: 1HGCA5634J
Thanks for everyones help on this one.customer is picking car up and decided to trade it in due to milage and age of car-- he figured it was time to let go.Thanks again to all the responses.
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L drivers latch VIN: 1HGCG2251W
Thanks for trying to help guys. Yes everything was attached properly and I also tried the key thing with no luck. I ended up ordering a latch from Honda so I could look at it closer. I knew something was broke in the latch. Its hard to explain in words but I w...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L lock cylinder VIN: 5FNRL1867B
Thanks for the replies- this one is getting towed to the dealer today for a reprogramming! The system needs to have the factory full service tool to program key- the Tech 2 says " not available" when you enter the immobilizer system. Thanks, Greg and crew
2005 Honda Element LX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH18395
THE FIX: exhaust valves were too tight creating misfire Did not see where valve adjustment shows up on maint schedules any longer, so people let them go until it becomes a problem. A good reminder for all of us as well. Thanks for the help everyone. Trouble codes: 300 (multi misfire), 302 (cyl 2 misfire).
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L radio VIN: 2HGES26712
thanks for the replies. If you press pre set #1 & #6 at the same time, turn ignition on and then turn the radio on you will get 2 serial #s. if you call your honda dealer and give them the "u" # & the L # they will give you the radio code. Thanks Again
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L door locks VIN: KMHHN65F83
thanks for all replies.most suggested actuators as the usual culprit,and some did mention the microswitch on the dr door actuator, which was the problem in this case. it had come unclipped. thanks again for all responses.
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L timing belt VIN: KMHWF25S64
Thanks for the replies.Rechecked for spark and car started.Check engine light came on.Checked codes and had p0335 for crankshaft sensor.When car got warm car died.Replaced crankshaft sensor and car is okay.This engine the water pump is not run by the timing be...
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L steering hydraulics VIN: JNKCA21D9V
Put vehicle on alignment rack and found toe was at negitive 1.45 degrees. Set toe and all is well.
1979 Jaguar XJS 5.3L engine
Thanks to everyone who help me. The trigger board in dis would lose half of its signal.not fixed yetbut just got in new trigger board with roter in a jaguar parts box.this is updated hall effect type. Everyone was pointing in this direction.Check out www.jag w...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L keeps running VIN: SAJHX1249T
Well this has been one exciting vehicle to say the least we found a bad fuse block,the one where the fuse controls ignition, charging and such... replaced the block, and no more problems delivered vehicle to happy customers figured that when alternator blew it...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4GW48S6Y
All responders were right in the ballpark but one hit it dead on. The corrosion in the bulk connector on right side kick panel fixed it. Due to the multiplexing of the internal microprocessor the short to power caused the over 4 volt symptom. Thanks again and ... Trouble codes: P0123 (TPS always high), P1596 (Speed control switch always high).
2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16342
hello thanks for the two replies. ons said to smoke test for leaks. I had already fixed the leak with the vent valve. the other was to check the purge valve for intermitant leaking. causing the tank to go under severe vacume which would cause the pressure sens... Trouble codes: P0452, P0455.
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L speedometer VIN: KNADC12544
I want to thank the Techs that helped with this problem, I have not yet pinned it down yet but I have some more information, first,most of you said common problem is the speed sensor, I replaced but no fix, others said connection problems and I went over all a...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Tach/Speedo/Etc VIN: 1LNHM97V5Y
Turns out that this fix is likely to be a one time wonder. The customer had tried to fix it himself before he brought the car into us for service and had removed what initial checks would indicate an unrelated fuse. We did our initial checks to check if the ...
2006 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L starter VIN: JM1CR29376
This car has not come back yet. I can add the following. This is not a True factory part so information in general is limited. The Dealers may have some of the install manuals. There is no way to repair these with out just replacing parts until it starts to...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM50U72
Thanks for all of the replies. 2 of them said to check the fuse box where the body control module mounts for corroded pins. I pulled mine apart, but could not see any corrosion. Swapped out the assy. with one from a parts car and will wait to see if the proble...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Stall VIN: JN1DA31A32
Took advises, brought car to Dealership & asking to Flash ECU & Idle Air Relearn, cost 105.00 That fixed the problem. Thanks everyone !! Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle high 1100 rpm than spec.).
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5270Y
Thanks to everyone for your replies. I am sorry for wasting your time. Perhaps someone will be able to benifit from our stupidity. When the vehicle came back in it had a different evap code a vent code. We had left a pair of vise grips on the vent tube fro... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP system leak small).
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BK4253X
anybody can throw parts at cars, if your going to respond please have somthing to back up what you say. thank you andy from washington, you where very detailed in your response. so, what i ended up doing is unbolting and grounding the knock sensor. cleared the...
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L abs tone ring VIN: 5TEUX42N26
mystery solved---the tone ring was actually built into the bearing---one side of the bearing was magnetized---something new every day-g
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