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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUED28D6X
the engine in this car was recently replaced with a salvage yard engine from a 1999 audi a4. the car came to us with the check engine light on and flashing at idle. we retrived three misfire codes 16685, 16686 & 16687. cylinder # 1, 2 & 3. we varified that the... Trouble codes: 16685 (misfire 1 cylinder), 16686 (misfire 2 cylinder), 16687 (misfire 3 cylinder)
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B6Y
Hi Guys, I got this 2000 Audi A6 Turbo the customer complain after driving more than 50 miles the oil light comes on or start flashing, I flushed the engine install new OEM oil filter replace the oil level & oil pressure switches & still doing the same, I'm le...
2007 Audi A4 2.0L airbag control unit VIN: WAUDF48HO7
this vehicle came from the body shop,multiple air bags and roll bar deployed,the body shop replaced the air bags and the airbag control unit,they wanted us to code the new control unit(they threw the old control unit away,so there is no way of reading the code...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L temperature gauge VIN: WBADP6322V
The temperature gauge in the dash goes into the red, about mid point of the red mark(no numbers on gauge) when the scan temperature shows to be in the normal 205 to 215 degree range. Have tried the dual sender/sensor in the radiator and did not change this. Th...
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBADN53431
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52195
hello techs,this one gat me.this car came in with a loud backfiring problem.the car would start and run for a minite or so and then it would start missing and die with a loud backfire.I try to have the code read but my scanner wont link to the pcm.found out th...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L5S
Veh came in with the customer complaint of Mil light on. At time of repair the light was not iluminated but a code P1630 was stored. It is the only code. I checked the charging system per the All Data test under this Veh. All was fine. I checked the battery te... Trouble codes: P1630 (system voltage high/low)
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L check engine light VIN: 3G5DB03E72
after inspection and minor unrelated repairs vehicle was sold from our dealership and came back next day with check engine light on. code p0744 tcc stuck off or open code in memory. testdrove and vehicle had no shifting issues whatsoever. fluid looked/smelled ...
2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K23
hello thanks in advace. Need help with this buick. car towed in .car starts fine and runs fine with no problem. soon place trans in gear engine stalls out. it will stay running if bring the RPM up to 1500 in gear and it does same thing in reverse. it almost li... Trouble codes: P1811, U1040
2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 3GYEK62N84
Hello,I was wondering if I could get a little heads up on this repair.I am a european specialist dabbling in the world of GM,and I think I have a real winner here. This is a 2004 Escalade EXT that has a severe hesitation when cold on left turns.It feels like ...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G1AY078XE
car run rich (off idle) but run ok at idle. Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor circuit), 45 (air fuel mixture rich)
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L interior lamps VIN: 1GBFG15M3T
I have a full size Chev G1500 Express van that the domelamps stay on too long. This is a "Regency" conversion van. The problem is that the dome lamps operate normally with the doors opening and closing (shut off after 30-60 secs.) When cycling the ignition key...
1997 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
hi this one ton with a bed on back was surging off idle and then we installed a {new} pump. now still sets po216 and wont start unless you spray a tiny bit of starting fluid then will start after long cranking. was afraid to spray too much. also has misfire co... Trouble codes: P0216
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK16R1X
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read and respond to this one. This Surburban is giving me a major headache! Customer tuned it up himself and replaced the listed parts. Came to me running rough, checked cap and rotor and found rotor loose, fixed that ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0340
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 3GNFK16T3Y
Ok guys, I checked for other posts on this topic and correct me if I'm wrong but these 5.3 liter engines DO NOT have coolant passages in the intake manifolds. Thus, there is no physical way to loose coolant there!??? Well, what we have is a 5.3 that has a myst...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U82
The engine runs very rough at idle showing misfires mainly on cylinders 1,3,4,8. After 2000 rpm it smooths out and runs ok. The fuel pressure is ok and the egr is staying closed. It acts like a vacuum leak but we haven't been able to find one. It seems to have... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0106 (Map Sensor Low)
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L different motor VIN: 2GCEC13T15
This customer has brought us a used motor that has a different vin fom the one in the truck . The old motor is an iron block vin T , the new one he brought us (32000 miles)is an aluminum block vin G , the numbers off the block are [...] castin on the rear ,...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L speed VIN: 1B7KC2366X
windsheild wipers only go fast.
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46RXY
Please help! We have replaced the timing chain, both cam gears, crank gear, all guides and tensioner and water pump. the car started with no problems before the repair but now it will crank but not start. if we unplug the cam sensor it will start. There are no...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD46RX2
i have this car at my shop now, scanned it for trouble codes, it only had a po340 code, road tested the car drives fine until you put it under load, through heavy to wot then it proceeded to cut out, buck, jerk, all kinds of weirdness. came back to the shop sc... Trouble codes: P0352 (cyl 2 ignition coil circuit malf), P0354, P0355
2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Stall, rpm limited VIN: 2B3HD46R43
Hi guys..this is my tale. This vehicle had visited us previously with a damaged right side valve cover and a noisey valve train. We performed what seemed like a routine timing chain and gear set replacement w/ a new Chrysler kit. After reassmembly w/ a new val...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Check 4 Wheel drive light VIN: 1D7HA16D55
Flashed truck with aftermarket tune from SCT and drove truck for a week with no problems. Reflashed to modify tune and afterwards "Check 4 Wheel Drive" light came on and the truck is a 2 wheel drive. Checked for codes in PCM and BCM none found. Flashed truck b...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L 1st gear and reverse VIN: 3D7MS48C25
Had trans replaced about 7 months ago rebuilder installed hd torque converter. While feeding cattle the trans line broke. Lost about 14 qts oil. Replaced trans lines on it, filled up transmission now when you put it in rev or first and floor throttle it barely...
2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L wiring VIN: 1B3ES46C45
Hello out thier, this one is for the dodge techs, i got this 2.0 sx here customer complained of a burning smell/battery sulfur smell, when i checked the charging system it goes up to 15.2volts when reved with loads on, sits at about 14.5/14.6 with all loads of...
1985 Ford F-250 6.9L Surge VIN: 1FTHF2612F
Hi Diesel tech's,this one does something strange, at times just cruising in say third gear the truck will accelerate or pick up RPM, just a little not like its full throttle only partial . On decel it will surge, sometimes pretty hard core. It does not always ...
1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTCR10A6K
Please help! this truck will run perfect and then on light throttle it will ping and smoke and idle a little rough. it smells rich but i do not have a way to test emmisions. it will also ping just off idle under no load. i suspect the ecm is advancing the timi... Trouble codes: 13 (cannot control idle during self test), 34 (egr valve position sensor)
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAPP14J5P
i have an escort that will not start unless i hit the gas petal.it will stay running untill i let it idle then it will die.it has a new iac.tps readings are .68v.while cranking i have spark,injector pulse and fuel pressure. ive cleaned the throttle plates and ...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L O-2 open/closed Loop VIN: 1FTEX15N6P
During this many many hours of testing wiring, sensors ect nothing helps. New motocraft O-2, map, coolant temp, IAT, TPS, thermostat, 2 different reman ECM (A-1 Cardone). Removed harness from O-2 to harness connection beside battery and tested it for bad wire....
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Hard Start VIN: 1FTHF25H9R
Customer complaint;hard start,long crank,hot and cold.Verified complaint,note; vehicle needs to sit awhile before problem happens.No DTCs.We have checked all the obvious;Fuel pressure at spec.and holds pressure for hours,coolant temp sensor in spec.and reading...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Odometer/Trip VIN: 1FALP45X7V
This vehicle is a Mustang GT convertible and has a speedometer with the odometer in the bottom of the gauge. It also has a tachometer with the trip meter in the bottom of the gauge. The speedometer works and is accurate. The tachometer also works, but the odom...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F7V
I just put in a engine in this pickup and now it has extended crank to start. I checked glow plugs and they are working. I hooked up the Modis and found that the injector control pressure is at 0 psi and control valve is at 15% with key on engine off. When cra...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEE1128V
this vehicle came in with codes po171 and 174 replaced the upper and lower intake gaskets codes have not come back,but after about 100 miles of driving i now have po1100 and engine surge,when scanning my o2 sensors are staying at 0 long term trims at o short t... Trouble codes: P1100
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L tie rod replacement VIN: AFABP52U1Z
need advice on the fastest way to replace inner tie rod ends on this 98 taurus. should I lower the rear sub frame to get access to the rack assembly? hard to do with the pinch bolt connected and it looks like a pain to get the pinch bolt out. any advice would ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDXF46XEC
Driver brought this truck saying he had an oil light on and showed no pressure at the guage at idle.When he drove it the light went out and pressure was restored on the guage.When I recieved the vehicle the oil level was at least a couple of quarts over filled...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Runs really rich VIN: 1FTZR15U11
This Ranger is hard to start, I had to put the pedal to the floor and it started as if flooded. It runs rough and has a definite lack of power, the check engine light flashes when driving. It had the below noted codes stored in memory. I searched the archives ... Trouble codes: B1600 (PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal Not Received), P1132 (HO2S11 Sensor Indicates Rich), P1152 (HO2S21 Sensor Indicates Rich), P0172 (System Too Rich Bank 1), P0175 (System Too Rich Bank 2), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected)
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L tmg chain tensioner VIN: 1FM2U63K23
left timing chain tensioner noisey. thought i might have air trapped in the tensioner so i submerged it in oil and applied vacumn to fill it. engine has good oil preasure. oil is 5w30
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L 1st, 3rd gear ratio incorrect, press. control sol. VIN: 1FMZU75W83
Hello to all you ford techs. Im working on this 2003 ford explorer, the truck has no reverse when cold but sometimes will engage and dis-engage when cold, seem to be fine after truck has been running for awhile. overdrive light does flash from time to time. pu...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L no start VIN: 1FTRW076X3
vehicle towed in with no start problem, customer commented that vehicle started hard when at walmart got halfway here, about 2 1/2 miles of driving, and vehicle shut down with no start problem, vehicle was towed to our shop...i checked fuel pressure and good, ...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L hydraulic clutch bleeding VIN: 1FTZR45E54
truck has a new clutch disc, pressure plate and a oem release bearing.can not get a good clutch pedal, hard to get in gear, engages near floor, tried blowing fluid up from bearing,tried pumping fast 5 to 10 times and waiting 3 min.then bleeding,seem to have ai...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L wheel VIN: 1FTSS34PS6
hello all need some help here got the pleasure to work on a 2006 econoline 350 diesel van 2wd the company driver is complaining of the steering wheel not returning to center after a turn and is scared if driving it till its fixed .so i get van and verify the p...
2007 Ford E-250 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24W07
Have went through the trouble code tree which condems the pressure sensor. Signal voltage won't change with pressure. The problem is getting the right part. The first one was intended to be installed some where on top of the tank like a G M. Mine in the evap l... Trouble codes: P0453 (History pending code Evaporative emmision system pressure sensor/switch high input)
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L tail lamps
int. rear tail lamps innopp,power present at headlight switch,front markers work and are on the same circut. trailer light adaptor has voltage. removed left side kick panel have no power on brown wire to rear. found splice pack under hood, inspected and recrim...
1994 GMC G1500 Vandura 4.3L 1-2 shift sol VIN: 1GTDG15ZXR
Good afternoon everybody. Well I did something Saturday that I usually do not do, check a trans shifting issue. Now im stuck in the forest and cant see the trees. This vandura will set a code 82(1-2 shift solenoid problem) when started. It also has set a code ...
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19R8V
The truck continues to get P0300 Multiple Random mis-fire code and shows mis-fires on cylinders 1, 3, & 5. Fuel pump has been replaced along with rotor, distributor, plugs, spark plug wires, etc. The intake gaskets were changed on the truck over 5 years ago. T... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0303-), P0303 (p0150-), P0150
2004 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GKEK63U74
customer is complaining of low oil pressure warning bell going off at hot idle in gear at stop light. oil pressure is low compared to other types of engines but is within gm specs for this engine. customer would be satisified if warning bell did not go off. en...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L hydraulic system VIN: 1HGCG22572
Car has very low and soft brake pedal. We have installed three new master cylinders (one from dealer) and an abs control modululator (used). Bled all brakes multiple times with and without power bleeder-never find any sign of air. Removed all four calipers,cle...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L charcoal canister VIN: SHSRD78893
thanks in advance .. customer has for the second time in 2 months ripped off the charcoal canister and torn the inner cv boot . i'm thinking about fabricating a skid plate and mounting it to the bar that sits below the fuel tank and then attatching it to the f...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L vtec VIN: 2HGFG12826
Honda techs help this vech has low compression It's a crank no start.Los power on e way and died BUT IF YOU PRY UP ON THE SECONDARY ROCKER ARM WHILE CRANKING AND CKING COMPRESION IT THEN HAS A BUNCH OF COMPRESION.I'm shure it would run if you could do it to al...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L rear washer VIN: 5GRGN23U03
kind of wierd the truck came in and the owner was complaining about a noise when he was cranking the truck up. it is the rear wiper coming on when you crank the car up and it will stay on until you press the button for the rear wipers. i unplugged the switch a...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A7X
Thanks for your help in advance. I have a 1999 Infiniti G20,came in with the check engine lamp on. Code P0138,rear 02 low signal. Scanned and graphed both 02s. Rear 02 sensor is fixed at .32volts front 02 functioning fine. We are not sure if there is supposed ... Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 low signal bank one sensor two)
2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Shudder VIN: 1J4GL48K65
Customer complained of kinda a shudder when stopping and thought he may have had a warped rotor. It was due for safety inspection and needed brakes and rotors all the way around. The shudder was still there and no different after the brakes & rotors. when it d...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: ILNHM86S04
Hi techs, I have a P1408 Dtc coming up in the KOER test with my scan tool. I am not sure on how this type of egr valve works. I can't seem to find a lot of info on the system. The system uses a Dpfe and a solenoid controled by the pcm to open the egr valve wit... Trouble codes: P1408
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Stall VIN: JM1BB1412T
Hey guys, a little help on this one. I have this little mazda that was towed in. Regular customer. She drove it home from work one night and was fine. (she is very meticulous about her car). Next morning starts and immediately stalls. Thats what it does. It st...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Engine
Customer complains of a puff of blue smoke only on cold start for approx 10 seconds. Initially did a compression test and found 160-165 on all cylinders. Replaced valve stem seals on car with factory stem seals(customer flat out refused having the head off). O...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L a/c contols VIN: 1YVHP80C83
The compressor is on any time the HAVC system is on. It runs and cools and cycles normally. The A/C button below the radio "works" as in it lights when pushed but has no effect on compressor operation. The fresh/recirc. button is stuck on fresh air and never c...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L engine VIN: JM1BJ24583
posting for fellow worker. - cust. complaint of oil consumption approx .5l every 1000km, doesn't have any external leaks, spark plugs look good, visual down holes with borascope looks good, best we can see - no blue smoke at tailpipe, oil consumption before we...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: WDBFA66E9M
This 91 SL500 will go into throttle limp-home mode and the ASR light comes on about once a week. If the key is cycled the ASR light goes out and normal throttle is restored. This is an early ASR system without code-diagnosis (CFI-ASR, not an HFM-EA car). I con...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L stuck in limp mode VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Car came for no shifting.Found two codes p0715 and p0720.Checked out car found trans fluid in connector into trans and fluid inside transmission computer as well.Replaced connector into trans and two orings.Replaced conductor plate on top of valve body.Cleaned...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF25F1W
Hey Gang, This car was towed in on a recommendation from one of my current customers. I am told that this car was tied up at the dealer for the past three months with all sorts of work performed on it. I have not ever gotten a clear story of why the car was a... Trouble codes: P0100 (Mass Air Sensor)
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...

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1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K6V
well i took this vehicle apart and checked valvetrain. there was no problem found. So we sent it to the dealer, they have had it for a week already. if they fix it i will post a fix. i replaced everything that can be unbolted. thanx for all the good suggestion... Trouble codes: P0336, P0300.
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Noise VIN: 3G5DB03E83
First of all, sorry for the confusing post with the third party message. I copied a previous e-mail message that described the problem, and did not edit or re-write it like I should have. Thanks for the replies, one suggested the GM TSB for this issue. We ...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L cooling VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
Some members has stated that this engine runs hotter than normal. After a couple of weeks, it will get up to and not over 225. Out on the road, of course it runs cooler. So this is what I'm going with, this type engine runs hotter than normal.
2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L engine noise VIN: IG6KS54Y61
Sorry I forgot about post Noise was coming from air pump check valve, customer denied repair. Thanks for info.
1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L transmission VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hi everyone.Well the beast is fixed.Set up the tps as per the bulletin sent to me by Gene and it never shifted this good.It was out of adjustment since day one.Thanks so much to all who assisted in the request.Now I can hand in the keys for the AVEO and get ba...
1993 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban Silverado 7.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNGC26N2P
thank you all who spent time and energy, i recieved e-mails all weekend. the fix was the ecm. the no data was no communication with the scanner. all power imputs were good. the vehicle started to run at one point but the data was all over the board. then if i ...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 3GNEC16R7X
after it died on me i found that one pin on the pump relay was not making good contact.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55E71
The fix was a new fuel pump assembly. The car was also out of gas. This is a case of not believing the customer. He tood me he just put 25.00 gas on tuesday and the car broke down on thursday and the gas gauge does not work. Had only drove maybe 50 miles. ... Trouble codes: P1189.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2G1WF55K61
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Module VIN: 1GNCT18W71
A big thank you to those that recomended ABSfixer. I sent the module out to them and had it back in one week. Installed the module and problem was solved.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L High Idle VIN: 1G1WF52EX1
There was a problem with the wiring,there was corrosion in the harness near the IAC, Repaired the wiring & so far the vechicle has been OK Thanks to all who replied
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GCHK29192
Thanks for all your helps. I just went ahead and adjusted the valves . Most were a liitle loose, but not to bad. Doug
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Encoder Motor VIN: 1GNDT13S22
Thanks to everyone who offered help. What I finally ended up doing was to remove the motor from the encoder. Have the gear assy. pointed down and lift the motor away from the assy. straight up in order for the 4 wires inside to unplug. Be gentle, you will then...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD4CR2Y
when i finally got the car into my shop i checked fuel volume. it had a restricted fuel pump. new pump did the trick. most replies pointed toward cam sensor or timing chain. i thought chain too and even ordered one. thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302.
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL2AZ41
First off...Thanks to all that replied. After much racking of my brain and everyone else it come to over looked basics. The intake valve spring was broke as well as the push rod was bent. Duh...Not sure how this got over looked during the compression check. Ma... Trouble codes: P0031 (1/1 oxygen sensor heater curciut low), P0136 (oxygen sensor heater relay curciut), P0051 (2/1 oxygen sensor heater curciut low).
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L shift problems VIN: 1FMDA41X1V
Thank you for all of the replies. I have the van and the customer says keep it until it is fixed. I will drop the trans pan and check coils and seperator plate. Thanks again and you all make a great team to work with. Trouble codes: P0734, P7073.
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power
I'm fairly confident I can call this problem resolved. Posted the scope pattern on another website and had two responses that said Yes the pattern confirmed that the left bank was retarded by approx 25-30 degrees. So customer is returning vehicle to original f...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heater VIN: 2FTZF1769W
Thanks for all the help. Chalk this one up to installer error. When the new heater core was installed, even though it was an OE core, I didn't use any foam to re-seal around the new one and I think that was what the problem was. I put foam around it and now ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L speed sensor VIN: 1FTNW21S7X
Big thanks to everyone for their advice. Just replaced the speed sensor and everything works great. Customer is very happy and so am I. You guys are the best- Thanks Scott
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Stall, No communication
Well i took everybodys advise and install a trans range switch and another pcm. Car has been gone for a week now. Thanks for the replies.
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Turn Signals VIN: 1FMYU01142
Replaced multifunction switch and repaired chafed wiring. Thanks.
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
Never did find out what was in the tech bulletin. Majority of replies said to replace the transmission. That is what we did.
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 2GTEK19T63
Thanks to all who responded. For best customer satisfaction we have referred this vehicle on to a shop who does more internal transmission work. I will try to update my post once I get word back what was happening for sure.
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JHMCG7661Y
thank you for your replies after took head to serveral friend no one can find the problem . lucky i found other v tec vehicle removed valve cover compare to other head .bingo . found exhaust shims all left side exhaust valve push down by shims because the sh...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Brake Lamps
Thanks to all that replied, turned out to be both the stop light switch and the bulbs. Thanks again
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L inspection VIN: KM8SB82B51
To have the cycle complete when EVAP and CAT is in not ready mode, there are 2 things you can do: 1-drive vehicle according to HYUNDAI drive cycle or 2-do normal driving until the cycle complete by itself. However, the second option will take awhile but HYUNDA...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L SRS Module VIN: KM8SC13D95
Not wanting to incur any more expense the body shop guys have the vehicle back and are going to put a new SRS module in it. I found out after all the head scratching, hair pulling that the module they installed was a used unit. We work alot with this body sho...
2002 Isuzu NPR 4.8L front brake wear VIN: JALB4B1472
Thanks to all who responded. I have not heard back from this customer yet. About half of the responses echoed what I have been thinking, that this is driver related. The driver had admitted to not using the exhaust brake. I purposely left that info out of the ...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Alternator VIN: KNDUP13114
Thank you for helps! I do not need take off the radiator. I heard one time one Pro took 3hours to replace the Alt. I could replace that toy within one hour. Thanks everybody again!
1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5222K
I'don't know if this is usefill information or not But I had a line on a used Distributor,from a local salvage yard, owner told me he had one in a core motor that his customer was returning back on Monday.For a resonable price A lot less then new or rebuilt be...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBJH82F7X
Well, it felt like the torque converter was locking up and causing the car to stall. We could not communicate with the trans control module or really verify the cause of the problem. We sent the customer to the dealer and they replaced a throttle actuator or s...
1968 Mercury cougar 289CID No Start
Well, we just haven't had time to mess with this "project" I am certain that this three wire harness is the key. My friend (who lives in Dallas and I'm in Tulsa) hasn't come up with the brand of distributor yet. There are no markings on it to tell us where it ...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JB3XD54B6M
Thanks to all who responded. Most said computer, and that was my thought as well. When I found out a used ecm was $300.00 I decided to pull upper timing covers and verify valve timing, even though that did not make sense because #1 was firing and 3 and 5 were ...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G73
Thanks to all who replied,they pulled a key switch on me,the father came to help the son with the spare key , son had left his key at a friends house,car would not start and was towed in with spare key ,the spare key did not have the immobilizer ring on it, si... Trouble codes: P0513.
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L keyless entry VIN: JA3AU26U28
Sent car too dealer and had ECM reflashed and new key made. I want thank all the memenbers who responded to this vehicle. I especially want to thank Jason for his concern. Great guy!
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Accessories
well, thanks to those who replied. One nailed it. It was in fact a very small solder joint in the circuit card of the amplifier that went bad. I was only able to catch it by pulling the plastic cover and probing each joint of the relay legs until the wipers ki...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, fails CA smog test VIN: 3N1DB51D8Y
O.K. This is sort of an update/summary of this help request. First of all let me say thank you to the three replies I received. Joao from Portugal was a little hard to understand, but he hit it right on the head, suggesting a broken cat. The exhaust manifo... Trouble codes: P1273.
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L A/c control VIN: 1N4BA41E76
HI Y'ALL! Thanks for your help. Eric (BigE) Walked me right thru it. The ribbon was plugged into the face plate, it had come loose from INSIDE The A/C amp (the larger white module). It actually fits into the front and had to take case apart to find that. I do...
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G3GR62CXS
Thanks for all the help and ideas. The car still has a slight misfire, but starts decent and runs decent down the road. I told the customer that it probably should have differant injectors put in, but it runs right now. The problem was a couple of things first...
1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L Oil Pressure VIN: 1G3NB52M4W
I would like to thank all that gave me their advice to diagnose this problem so quickly. The problem was that the camshaft had broken and would not drive the oil pump. The customer declined the repair and donated the car to the local technical school. The inf...
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