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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWI27UJHY
Okay Audi guys, I need a little help- this is a Audi wagon that has no check engine light or codes stored. It seems to stall when coming to a stop. It has no problem restarting, but is a little hesistant when first accelerating... I changed the MAF, replace a ...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L unknown VIN: WBAHE61010
Engine is overheating. At first it was hard to believe about the overheating because test driving car in the city engine temperature looked ok. Client tried to travel with car twice and on both trips car overheated after about 40 minutes on the road (moderate...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ9322W
we have a 1998 BMW 740i. when cold the car starts up and runs fine. after about .5 miles the engine begins to run rough. check engine light comes on. codes present: 139 map cooling. 52 misfire. 62 random misfire. 65 misfire, cylinder 3, with cylinder cut out. ...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L abs VIN: WBAAM5335Y
Has multiple codes when started up, has traction control/abs lights on. this affects transmission operation. Transmission works great, it is not the issue. I am not a bmw expert nor am i good at traction control-computer issues. There is no data stream on my s... Trouble codes: B06, 14 (wheel speed signal front left), 41 (wheel speed signal rear right), 149 (can wheel speed sensor), 03 (supply voltage), 01 (internal ecu error)
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Rear Top Lid VIN: WBABS534X1
Hello BMW Techs: We have got an issue with rain water filling the back trunk (spare tire storage)...we believe it is getting in through the convertible top storage area and going into the trunk! We noticed the water is collecting in the storage compartment fo...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 2.5L air bag light VIN: 4USBT53413
Well guys, routine window regulator has gone sour. We disconnected the side air bag to replace the pass side window regulator and now have an air bag ligh on...everything is connected. tried cycling the key, driving the car, nothing will rest it. Mitchell AND ...
2000 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L wipers VIN: 1G4CU5416Y
Hope someone has seen this. Car came in with wipers not working at all. Ran function test per shop key. Washers worked so chart said to replace wiper motor. Delco was 600 dollars so customer opted to go with napa. First motor was eratic and stayed up when inte...
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L cv installl VIN: 2G4WB55K31
trying to put reman cv shaft on drivers side *chinese new shaft* can't get it over clip on transaxle. no one has new clip had to order. any tricks i banged on end with nut on still wont go on ? it slides on fine w/out spring clip. the shaft look identical to o...
2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L heat/ac VIN: 1G6K554Y9Y
Customer complaint of no heat or cooling. Tested for trouble codes first, code b1343 air inlet door movement. Didn't figure this would be causing no heat or a/c so started checking other things first. A/C refrigerant too low for compressor operation but did no...
1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L transmission VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hi guys and girls.I have had some shifting problems during this winter and it seems to have settled into a rythem I can explain.This 4l80e most of the time starts off in 2nd gear and will not upshift past 3rd until it has been running for about 5 min.Then it s...
1993 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCFC24K5P
Hi Guys I have this truck that has a long crank time when its cold and starts fine after, the longer it sets the longer it cranks. The one thing that I have noticed is that the injectors are not being controlled and soon as the injector noid light flashes the ...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy
Hey guys and girls.I have this 93 4x4 pickup the runs terrible.To get it running I replaced the plugs and wires because they were falling apart.Now it runs very rich at idle and wont accel-it floods.The ecm and prom were wrong so we put in the proper ecm and a... Trouble codes: 043 (knock sensor)
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1946S
Hello group, we are having trouble with this little S-10 not having any communication with the scan tool. Have tried 3 different scan tools ( Mastertech,Innova 3100, and also our Tech 2) and truck will not communicate wit any of the three. Checked wiring diagr...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 3GNEC16R7X
truck came in with this problem. with no codes. checked fuel pressure.55 psi. we have replaced the fuel pump and filter. still has the problem. it stalled and would not restart one time but not long enough to find the problem.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2G1WF55K61
This Impala comes in about every week to 2 weeks with a no start dead battery. We charge the battery and everything is fine, Alternator is charging fine. The customer just lets it sit over night and then it will be dead. We think there is a parasitic drain, bu...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L ride control VIN: 3GNFK16T01
Suburban has rtd autoride. Replaced left rear shock last month. Was weather cracked and leaking. Today replaced right rear shock, was completely blown out. Wouldn't hold any air at all. Now compressor won't turn on. Check power at 30amp rtd fuse:good. Found CO...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Steering VIN: 1GNEC13V44
customer brought in this vehicle,with a complaint of hard steering when turn right. steering ok when turning left. condition worse when appying brakes.this vehicle does have hydroboost brakes , we have checked the fluid , it is ok , brakes seem to work great. ...
2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8L fuel gauge speedo VIN: 2G1WP55154
had car in for brakes today and has several electrical problems which i try to stay away from but since they are regulars here we go.fuel gauge will read full then slowly go to empty.speedo will read normal at 70 then drop to 40 then erradidly fall to zero.hea...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L low range VIN: 3GNFK1GZ54
This suburban came in with no low range. When you press the 4 lo button it just flashes and resumes it previous position. I scanned it and pulled a p2771 which was 4wd lo switch circuit. I didn't see any damaged wiring so I replaced the switch. It didn't help....
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L horn VIN: 1G1AL52F75
vehicle has no horn, i am looking for the horn relay. i have mitchell and motors, friend at dealer can't find it either. i need to find the relay for further testing. all manuals say it's in the under hood electrical center at the left front under the hood. un...
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L ride control VIN: 1GNFK16Z65
IPC message to service ride contol was on before sensor replacement. I have a Modis but can not find any level control system codes under any of the systems listed or as a sub system of the the abs, suspenion or traction control systems. There are no problems ...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCHC24U76
GM transmission help needed, This trucks slams into second gear.All other shifts good , initial engagement good , no slipping.I dont build this particular trans. it comes to me basically to diagnose if possible.No trans codes , no engine codes.If you lift off ...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L nothing VIN: 1C4GP54L3Y
The check engine is on and the code is P0700 transmission control malfunction but the transmission is perfect runs great, what can i do to erase the information or fix the problem, because I erase the code and the next day the ligth is on again. Thanks
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G8GP64LO1
thanks in advance for any help. customer complaint -- just bought vehl from friend no history of problems . drove about 50 miles sat every time came to stop dies. restart and drive with foot on brake & gas to keep running . test drove from cold no problem foun...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C8FY68B12
Cruiser was brought in after overheat. Head warped and replaced with salvage. After starting and running for some minutes normally in the shop, I blipped the throttle and it immediately died. Yanked a plug wire and found spark so went looking elsewhere. Fuel p...
2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L No Start VIN: KLATA2267Y
Good Morning Everyone and thank you in advance for your assistance, This vehicle arrived at our shop around three months ago with a complaint of vehicle not starting when hot. The vehicle never acted up while in our shop/or test drives. We only replaced the de...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L steering column VIN: 2B4GP25R5Y
Hello everyone,I need some help on this one.This is the second time this van has been here for the same problem.Customer said the steering wheel locked up while driving the van,I scanned for any codes none found,i also drove van home(about 25 miles)and no prob...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD4CR2Y
car just died and would not restart. i checked spark(has spark) the fuel pump and relay are operating. this car is in a parking lot away from my shop. so i did not take off the plenum yet to check pressure or pulse. can the crank or cam sensors be bad and stil... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L theft VIN: 2B3HD46RXY
Customer came in with a bad timing chain noise from a quick lube shop, I researched this problem quite a bit, and was fairly confident in the repair, we confirmed good oil pressure, before the repair, and replaced the timing chain, sprockets,water pump, and gu...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L power steering resovoir VIN: 1B3EJ46XX1
did timing belt replacement. r & r all related parts including p/s resorvoir .connected large hose to pump but there is also a smaller nipple on tank that i cannot find the hose to put back on it.since it was a week between reassembly is it possible this was c...
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Air bag VIN: 1B4GP25342
I cked all circuits to see any different. I cked different on passangers side.None were seen compared to other side.I only have the Geny for diag.
1985 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Starter VIN: 1FABP26A6F
This '85 has a 396 which came out of an '82 coupe. Engine and tranny were swapped because '85 had a much better body. Ever since the swap, the starter seems to be binding. When you go to start it, it just clicks, although, every once in a while the engine will...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14Y8K
upon inspection i found throttle body leakage and repaired with new gasket. this didn't help condition at all.cked basics with good compression and fuel pressure readings. when i unplug the map sensor the vehicle runs better but the idle is higher,replaced sen... Trouble codes: 22 (map sensor input is out of selftest range), 63 (tp sensor input is less than selftest minimum), 33 (egr is not opening)
1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32XOP
Hello, I have this Oldddd Explorer that has a lean bank 2 code Po176 that I cant get rid of.This vehicle will stall (intermittently on accel) like it is running out of fuel. Fuel press checks OK 30psi ,volume is good fuel filter also been replaced. Hooked up ... Trouble codes: P0176
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11X5X
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
Hey all, This is a farm truck and the anti theft is blinking. The cutomer tore out the ign switch trying to do something (I don't know what), but he said "I don't want to spend alot on this". I think he screwed up the pats. I Did what alldata says, did what m...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Steering VIN: 1FMNU4357Y
vehicle is hard to steer at low speed such as parking. read in archives about trouble steering when brakes are applied but this is hard to steer without pushing brakes. i can also rev engine to try to get more pressure from pump and makes no difference. any id...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15VXY
someone please help!!! this truck came in on the hook over the weekend we pushed it into the shop monday morning and got to work testing the normals of a no start sp[ark fuel pressure and injector pulse we got it all. pulled a plug and were all fouled with lot... Trouble codes: P0176 (fuel compesition sensor circuit malfunction)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L braking VIN: 1FTSW3153Y
hello all we have a f350 with rear abs only. Has no speedo 0 to 12 mph, in this range abs engages, pedal goes hard, then falls, then stops. As if abs kicked in. We scoped the sensor at the diff. and the abs module pattern looks good. Also checked wires for res...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDWX37F3Y
need help. new account/customer with alot of trucks. this one came from other mechanic they use. o/d light flashed on shifter after 300 yards down the road. before i got the truck customer complaint was light flashing did quick scan found oss circut code p07...
2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP38381
Grab a drink and pull up a chair. This Focus I've been married to for the last 3 years. It originally came in for a no-start 3 years ago. When I diagnosed the problem back then, I put a fuel pump in it. When I had the tank down, I found capsule halves (as in ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Instrument Panel VIN: 1FTZX17211
I explained to the customer how hard it is getting that smoke back in once you let it out. He didn't have a sense of humor. One thing I noticed is at KOER as the steering wheel is rocked back and forth the needles on the instrument panel gauges spike min to ma...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L oil leak VIN: 1FTNX20L33
Car cam in to the shop a few months ago for an oil leak. Another tech in the shop stated that it was the rear main seal. Rear main seal was replaced and the car cam back a few weeks later for the same reason. I took a look at it yesterday and found oil in the ...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF18243
Hello I have this pick up here and it is throwing lean codes. I have looked all over for obvious vacuum leaks and cannot find any. Tried spaying and could not hear any rpm change. Is there a vacuum leak problem on the 4.2L like there is on the 4.6 and 5.4 vacu... Trouble codes: P0174, P1151
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P34
Hi everbody and diesel techs,i have a customer with a 2004 Ford F250 with lack of power. He claims that when pulling a trailer that has no power and backfires and does not have the same power even when not pulling anything,i connect mi modis and pull code P004... Trouble codes: P0046 (turbo boost control solenoid circuit range/performance)
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Fuel odor VIN: 1FAFP4N4F7
After a hot-soak when vehicle is first started there is a strong fuel odor inside cab from heater vents. It goes away after a few minutes. I have crawled all over the truck looking for fuel leaks and cannot find any. No codes stored. Evap system appears intact...
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D66
the truck has code p0446 has returned three months after solenoid, cannister and separator were all replaced. it was in for an emissions inspection a month ago and passed without a problem (no codes). we cannot get the code to return between yesterday and toda... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap. emissions system vent control circuit)
2000 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L Left front axle VIN: 1GKCT18W2Y
The axle keeps popping out of the front differential. I don't know what else i can do. there are no bulletins that i can find. any ideas?
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Coolant reservoir VIN: 1HGCG55432
The Honda came in today with 2" of engine oil at the top of the coolant in the reservoir bottle! This is a standard shift, so there is no interface in the radiator between coolant and any kind of oil. When the head was off, I found no evidence of a crack in an...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S8V
i took in ths car on friday. i spent most of the day knocking the codes out one by one.o2 sensor was unpluged(reconnected o2b1s2)that took care of p0138 code. replaced ignitinon coil took care of p0351.replaced crank sensor and distributor witch toook care of ... Trouble codes: P0201, P0108, P0320, P0351, P0138, P1391
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Surge, Misfire, sputters VIN: 1J4GW48S34
We have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a very intermittent running issue (happens every 10 to 50 miles of driving). On partial throttle acceleration, the vehicle will sputter and surge. This lasts anywhere from 10 seconds to several minutes. There was a code ... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS voltage low)
1995 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, dumps fuel VIN: KNDJA7239S
Thanks in advance for any help on this one This Kia dumps gas into # 2 cylinder. plugs out crank it big gust of fuel. We thought we had an injector that was stuck open so we pulled it off and hooked it to our motor vac machine it hold pressure and it operates ...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, hard start cold VIN: KNDJA723X2
intermittant no start on cold start up, acts a little flooded, play with gas pedal to get started. after hard start it will set those 2 codes we did the flow chart, first step wants .61 volts we have .02 continuity good between 33 and 68. then it tells us to r... Trouble codes: P1624, P1115 (ect signal from ecm to tcm)
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB12173
cranks but will not start. scoped cam and crank sensors, ok. fuel pressure 45-50 psi. spark present. injector pulse present for a second then gone. i have 12.6 volts on the power side of the injectors, but for some reason there is 3.73 volts on the negative si...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Alternator VIN: KNDUP13114
I replaced the timing belts and water pumps for several Sedonas. Whenever doing, I have to move the alternator to take out the engine side bracket. Everytime doing that, I thought how I could take out the alternator if I had to replace it. I could not find any...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L 4th gear shift VIN: JT8BF28G4X
well i need help on a lexus that wont shift in to 4th gear when you drive it on the road-but it will shift into 4th gear when it is up in the air on a rack-when driving on the road the traction control lite comes on- but we are not sure this has anything to do...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L battery drain VIN: 1LNHM83WX3
Have this Lincoln in with a drain sometimes ever day or once a week, very sporatic. We read some previous posts and replaced the alternator and light control module due to previous problems known. Can never get a drain when we test it. We also disconnected the...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L speedo VIN: 1YVGF22D7X
see above
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L head gasket VIN: WDBJF55F6T
Car came in for oil leak at head gasket at 110,369 miles, came back at 117,547 for oil leak-head gasket again. both times at right rear corner of head. At 125,359- oil leak again. told customer to take to another shop for second opinion. was told by customer t...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Mode Doors VIN: HLS3040379
We replaced the evaporator this past Summer for a refrigerent leak issue. When we reassemlbed it, the mode functions would not switch to defrost. Took the entire dash back out (since it is impossible to see anything without doing so) and found nothing out of p...

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2006 Audi A3 2.0L no power VIN: WAUHF78P66
Thanks to all that helped...It ended up that the fuel pump and cam were definitly the problem. I had talked to a tech who told me to tell the customer to call the Audi help line and get them to fix it under the emissions warranty. Which the car was still under... Trouble codes: 0087 (low fuel rail pressure), 2293 (fuel regulator).
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4CW52K2S
fuel regulator is good. engine cranking vacuum is 1.5 hg, at idle it is 18 hg and steady. also converter is not pluged.tps reading is good with no drop outs. this car does not have a map sensor. cts is good.car has bin starting and running the last couple of d...
1985 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Stall
first i would to thank everyone who took there time to offer help i did forget to tell u guys it had a frame mounted aftermarkert fuel pump raised float up sevral times with same trouble then started going down with float level and finally stalling trouble wa...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L abs function VIN: 2G1WW12M1X
Well, my car is fixed. Will was right on the money. the brake lines were replaced but i did bother mentioning this because who over did those lines, they put them all in i would say factory position i was impressed. and i did ck the routing by holding the brak...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55EX1
Thank you to all that responded. After many painstaking hours graphing signals from crank sensors to the module and back to pcm all looked good. we tried both crank sensors to no avail. i hate replacing parts but this one was eating my lunch so i thought what ... Trouble codes: P1374 (3x reference error).
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Auto temp control and steering wheel controls VIN: 1GNFK16Z23
Well part of it got fixed today. We found that the wires were cut to the inside air temp sensor in the headliner. we repaired that and the blend doors did the self calibration and that part is fixed. Still not much help or info on the steering wheel buttons. W...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3C3EL45X6T
Sorry for the extreme delay, customer took vehicle and didn't return for almost a month. We did however get this one fixed thanks to some great suggestions from IATN. The IAC motor did take care of the idling problem, but not the slight misfire at idle. The...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L front end VIN: 2C8GP64L03
hi, i had replaced the sway bar links earlier, so got vehicle back in and checked the bushings, found some play there and replaced them with factory bushings and noise is cured. thanks for all the help.
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L control panel display VIN: 2C4GM68474
Thanks for the answers. New a/c unit was ordered from USA (Pacifica is not sold by Chrysler in Brazil. Car is independent imported)
2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Sunroof VIN: 1C3EL46R14
All powers and grounds were fine. It turned out that the cheesy plastic gears in the motor were skipping occasionally, so it would mess up the limit switches. Took the motor out, lined all the timing marks, and re-installed. Power sunroof functions worked as ...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 3C4FY48B15
The customer declined the fix. However many pros sent good news. It is impressive that some say Yes, the others No. When I looking at the room, it is really terrible to do without removing the A/C lines. Furthermore, it looks better to remove the intake manifo...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7HC16Y6R
Hi Guys what I found was the torque converter was not seated in crank proper and when he tightened the bolt he bent the flex plate just far enough back the crank sensor was not aligned proper, removed trans and replaced flexplate and converter and truck runs g...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start
we inspected the flyweel( flexplate, or drive plate, it was so badly cracked we could see it when removing inspection cover below so we removed the trany and found not only cracked from center to outer but the center piece completelly brocken off and reset off... Trouble codes: P1391.
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L gauges VIN: 3D7KA26C13
thanks for everyone who responded. the fix came out to be the electrical harness in the back of the instrument cluster. that is the reason why the gauges will act up like it will drop simultaneous. thanks again.
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Mode doors VIN: 3D7MA48C23
Ended up taking to dealer for DRB3 recalibration. The panel mode door has control over airflow before it gets to the floor/def door. If the panel vent door is 100% to the panel vents, then no air is available to the floor/def section. Seeing as I could even...
1994 Ford Mustang 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FALP45TR2
Thanks for your replies. I moved the center of t stat with no change block test again. no yellow just blue. i remove spark plugs and left pressure on system over night passed. this morning i will remove belt,start car and see if coolant level rises. I'll let y...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heater core VIN: 1FALP52U2V
first i would like to say thanks to all wuo replyed the info was outstanding first thing this morning i backed flushed the system and the amount of gunk that came out was (well) had to be seen !!! then used a flushing agent and flushed the entire cooling syste...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPX18L5Y
Sorry for the delay. We finally got the truck back, scoped coils and replaced #7 and #8 plugs and COPS. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0353.
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L poor acceleration VIN: 1FAFP34P22
Well, the IATN gets A+ for this one!. Most replies pointed to the timing belt and fuel pump. A couple mentioned the secondary throttle plates and one astute individual looked to the Long Term Fuel Trim data. Well, the timing belt was off by 2 teeth, late... Trouble codes: P0192.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lt ft wheel area VIN: 1FTSX31F52
first off thanks to all that took there time to assist me.Hassen, Richard,Jeff,Steven,Ken,Raymond,James and to charles for your e-mails and time.i installed a new ford seal,inspected all the "u"joints.these hubs did not use vacume for engament.the axel needle ...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1FDXW46P74
Well guys, those of you that mentioned injector hold downs, you nailed it. Cylinder 3 and 5 both had lifted injectors due to loose bolts...these were torqued upon install, AND we found one loose when the truck originally came in 2000 miles ago having never eve...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP55U14
iatn has asked me to close this post...I thought we had more than two weeks, but so be it. The customer has not yet returned, so I have not been able to do any more diagnostics. There is a TSB that was mentioned to me, and I want to check to see if that has be...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FM2U72E74
Thanks to all who responded. We simply ran a new ground wire from the Fuel pump driver to the pump and it ran. That was 4 days ago, so we assume that everything is fine. Thge short was some where in the harness. Thanks again for the help Trouble codes: P1237.
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB9770N
First I woule to thank all those who replied, Thank You now for the fix this problem after several tests found that the problem was fuel delivery we checked fuel pressure several times, we checked injector pulse also checked injector resistance every thing che...
2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD187X1
After the valve adjustment (must be cold) engine continues to run great. Not setting missfire codes and customer is happy! Customer was even happier when I called after 4 days to check up on her. Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder miss-fire 4).
2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L Tires VIN: 5FNRL18684
I called College Hill Honda and they fixed me right up with Depax Kit. It came with With 4 wheels, TPMS sensors, a spare tire and wheel and the hold down for the spare tire. With this kit we installed P235/65R16 tires.
2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on, WON'T REV VIN: KMHFU45EX5
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4S2CY58V2R
Thank you all for the information. Most posts suspected wiring or sensors, however this condition was noted in 1 response from Steven [...]. With the backfiring stuff going on from the previous dead coil and wires, seems the camshaft keyway in the driver,s sid... Trouble codes: 51 (Transmission code for coolant temp sensor problem).
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L brake lights VIN: 1J4GW48S1Y
thanks to all the replys just about everyone was right it was the grounds but what i did was take the tail lights apart and found the tabs that were grounds and cleaned them and raised them up a little bit put some electric grease and cleaned the sockets and t...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L f15 in power distribution center VIN: 1J8GX48S63
I have not fixed this vehicle yet because it has not been brought back in to the shop. I received one good reply from John [...]. I was hoping to find a pattern failure but I did not. I will repost a fix when it returns. Thanks to all that responded.
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Starting VIN: SALNY22283
I did check the antenna at the key switch, everything seemed good. We could never duplicate the original rpoblem, checked the usual things, battery, ground, no problems found and no new codes related to starting. I wish I could respond with more. Thanks
1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Trans Shifting Quality VIN: 1YVGE31A1P
Thank's for all the replies, it's great to get confirmation on one's suspicions. Stephen, David and Ernesto hit it on the head. The ECM had internal problems which were repaired locally. Reinstall unit and car good to go, no more issues, Thank's again to all B...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L lights in dash on VIN: 4JGAB75E22
I'm going to close this due to time running out. Dave from Jersey , you,re right I did not say my codes were in the esp module. Larry from Ohio, I did remove the washer reservoir and checked the ground and the abs controller connector. Found no corrosion any s...
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L clutch VIN: WMWRE33464
we ended up not needing the production date, one suppiler wanted it, and another did not need it, we replace it with a saks clutch kit. we appreciate all the info, the job was not all that bad, just alot of disassembly of the whole front of car. ( what a mess ...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3AX55F1V
Hello, Thank you so very much for all of your considerations regarding my situation. It looks as though the cleaning of the MAF was very important for this to work. I am impressed with this site and the kind folks on it. Thank you
1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy
Thanks to all that replyed. Found no signal to crankshaft position sensor. So checked ECM and found a bad ground going to it.
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Surge VIN: 5N1ED28Y5Y
hi, i cleaned the maf sensor and hardwired a ground into the existing ground, worked for 2 weeks, car just came back with symptoms again. checking with customer now if he wants to replace the maf sensor. did trace wires from cruise to other components and wi...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L cam timing VIN: 1N4AL11DX3
The end journal of the exhaust camshaft seized because there was debris in the oil passage going to the journal. This caused the original failure where the cam drive gear came loose and we bent valves. We discovered the problem on the final tear down and had t...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L rear liftgate VIN: 5N1BV28U84
Thank you for your responses...the fix was the power motor assembly.
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L power steering VIN: 1G3N152F42
I can't believe it was that simple. We turn the steering from stop to stop with the engine off and it worked the customer has had the car for to days and it's great. Thanks a lot to eveyone.
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