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1997 Acura TL 3.2L expansion valve VIN: JH4UA3640V
need help with removal process, both mitchell and alldata say to remove lower dash panel to access evap core but there is no lower panel dash is all one piece. the core is in the center of the car, is there any quick fixes for this one or do i have to pull who...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L engine VIN: 1GBKC54F6R
this truck runs at times,when it cranks it will run for about ten minutes and than just shut off like you turned the key off,replaced glow plug module due to code 29 glow plug module circiut but that was not the problem any help would be appreciated.
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Heater VIN: 1GCDT19Z8S
Thanks for reading this I hope someone has the answer. I live in a cold wintery climate & a defroster is a must. The problem is intermittantly the air flow out of the heater ducts is low & sometimes there is a hot smell associated with it.The heater mode cont...
1996 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCFC29S4T
Hey guys looking for some help on something i never work on (diesel engine trucks.This is a friends truck he bought roughly a year ago.When he bought the truck it needed an injection pump.The place he bought it from supplied him with a used one (theres the fir... Trouble codes: P1216, P1217, P1214
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19X3V
this truck is a repoe for a car dealer i do work for. thought fuel pump i can hear it running and it has fuel at rail. has spark, checked plugs they were extremely fouled so i replaced them. has good compression. it did have a couple of tp low voltage codes fo...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L 4wd drivetrain, diff, axles, transfercase VIN: 3GNEK13T22
Ive hit a wall here and need some help. This vehicle has a common sounding bearing "Whine" comming from the front left when in 4wd only. The noise is speed sensative, louder when faster but is always present. It does not appear to be rpm sensative. I have road...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L no communication VIN: 1GNET16S03
hello... having a tough time with this one. codes U1000, U1041, U1152. airbag lamp is on & no communication to /from airbag module. also, no lights for 4x4 and will not shift into 4hi or 4lo, also no comm. at shift module and finally no data and no communi...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L fuel gauge VIN: 3GNEC13T93
truck came in w/fuel gauge reading 3/4 al the time ,all other gauges are ok.we drop the tank to check the fuel sending unit .when we disconect the fuel pump plug and reconected again ,turn the key on and moving the sending unit it register perfect every time ,...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Transmission VIN: 3C8FY4BB61
I am not sure if the TCM is bad or not. The trans will not shift out of 1st unless to park or reverse, I get no speedo reading, but the trip shows 0. The code on the car pulls down as P1698-"No CCD/J1850 MESSAGE FROM TCM" I am sure that it is an electrical/com...
1999 Daewoo Leganza SE 2.2L Mechanical
Good Morning We need the Cylinder Head and Camshaft Bearing Cap torque tightening specifications for this 2.2L Leganza. Searched the archives, specs give for the 2.0L, but not the 2.2L Thanks in advance. glen
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X5X
Hi Folks: This car was towed to me. The customer thought the fuel pump was bad. We found no power to the FP and the #5 fuse, (PCM and auto shutdown relay circuit), blows every time key is turned on. Starter cranks, no spark, no inj pulse, no fuel pressure. We ...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7GG22N51
I did a search on the inj and tps codes- found trouble with TPS, scoped and looked good. I did replace the tps with OEM. Found the vac hose at the evap test port cracked-replaced. The truck has a high idle and IAC at 0%. Spray choke cleaner at intake and STFT ... Trouble codes: P0121, P0442, P0203, P0202, P0207, P0201
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7L turbo/wastegate VIN: 3D7MX48AX8
The customer pulls very heavy loads with this truck and I have confirmed all the symptoms myself. Originally (2 weeks ago) the customer stated a loud high pitch squeeling noise only on decel with the factory engine brake on. He turned the brake off and all was...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU32X5R
We have one that is loosing trigger to the fuel injectors,(we still have spark) engine will stall, and may restart in a few mins or it may not start for days. we have installed a break out box, and we are loosing PIP signal. when the ECU is disconnected the PI...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine stalls VIN: 2FMDA5146T
Hi everyone, we have here one difficult problem. It's a 96 Ford Windstar 3.8L . The first time this vehicle came to the shop, it came because of the codes P0171 and P0174 which are exhaust lean in both banks. We noticed that the intake gaskets were bad so we r...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP58U71
This Taurus only misses at idle and it is flooding the whole front bank, i am confused. Alldata says that fuel pressure should be from 35-65psi that is a HUGE spread. I must be missing it but i guess that is why i am asking for help. Trouble codes: P0305 (cyl 5 miss)
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L guages,altenater VIN: 2FMZA55472
when van first came in ,no communiction with scanner(snapper solis).found corroaded bus wire at connector by brake master.had codes in front control modle for no comm ondata bus .no codes now that the wire is fixed but still overcharges (only when driving)and ...
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FMSU45PX3
I found CKP not plugged in all the way, this corrected the P2617 code. The U0105 comes back. I found TSB 04-18-6 and TSB 08-26-3 and followed direction to test for possible failed FICM. The steps ay that damaged or chaffed harness can cause FICM failure. 2 dif... Trouble codes: U0105 (loss of communication with ficm), P2617 (crankshaft position output circuit)
2004 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L Compressor lines VIN: 1FMFL16LX4
Customer just returned vehicle with complaint of noise at start up.Vehicle only makes noise when started with defroster on,worse when cold. When compressor engages lines from compressor shake violently.After compressor has ran there is no more noise untill com...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P36
replaced pump and regulator due to mileage and common failure history-icp went from 180 to 300 but still no start-removed both valve covers-dont see any oil leaking anywhere while cranking-dont have adaptors to pressurize through icp sensor will try to find to... Trouble codes: P2291
2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SLT 6.5L Cranking on its own VIN: 1GTGK24F3Y
Customer bought this truck about 6 months ago, brought it in to us to check for safety, and a general check over. Both batteries were dead, so we replaced them. Customer brought truck back a couple weeks later with both batteries dead again. Checked charging s...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG665XX
This vehicle came in on the hook not running. The cylinders were loaded with fuel. I removed spark plugs, disconnected fuel injector wiring harness and cranked motor over to remove the fuel from the cylinders. I reinstalled plugsand injector harness and the ve... Trouble codes: P1259
2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L suspension VIN: 5J6YH28674
when making a tight turn right or left a harmonic viberation starts in. putting the car in neutral and racing the engine does not change the noise. putting the brakes on does not change the noise. it doesnt seem to change when speeding up a little. it does not...
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S03
Hi: I had this car come in back in June 08 with the code P0446, canister close valve malfunction. As per the manual, (code sets if ecm commands valve close or open and does not see voltage spike from solenoid operation) I replaced the valve and its associated ... Trouble codes: P0446 (cannister close valve malfunction)
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L ABS pump motor VIN: 1J4GZ58S3V
The truck came in for it's yearly State inspection. Nothing major a couple of exhaust leaks and an ABS problem. Scanned the vehicle came up with ABS code 30.The code referred to the pump motor. Immediately toggled the pump motor with the MODIS a got no responc...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L hydraulic cooling fan VIN: 1J4G2585XC
Thanks for taking a look at this rather odd problem. This vehicle has a hydraulic driven radiator fan that uses the power steering pump. The metal portion of the line that runs from the lower driver's side to the upper passenger's side moves violently when ste...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L Air Bag Light VIN: 1J8GW68J72
XX Driver Squib #1 Circuit Short. Cannot find any diagnostic information in Mitchell on this code, anyone with any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Suspect possible clock spring, horn and all other accessories work fine. Thanks for any help Chris
2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L intake manifold VIN: KNAFE12174
Any Hyundai/Kia techs with a spare minute, We need a little info for a motor we are working on. We swapped a federal emissions 2.0 litre with a California emissions unit because the salvage yard sent the wrong motor. After installation it turns over and hits o...
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAD24426
We have this Land Rover with mil light and a P0128 code. Customer said fuel mileage has dropped but I have no info on this code other than the scan tool description and it was accessed by global obd. I am wandering if these vehicles are known for thermostat fa... Trouble codes: P0128 (Coolant slow to warm up)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L low oil psi VIN: JT6GF10U8Y
This Lexus has the low oil pressure light on at times. Running down the freeway or at idle. No engine noise. We changed the clean oil and filter because this is the first time we have seen this vehicle, no change. We tried to do a pressure test, but we do not ...
1991 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1HC2220M
Well guys looking for some help!! this car came in a no start, customer had replaced t-belt himself and said comp test was good. tryed and found no codes. if i manipulated the maf meter vayne i am able to get started and running but only if i play with the vay...
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5231W
this van came in 2 years ago with a no start, had no spark at the time had, everything we needed at the dist. so we relaced the unit with a mazda unit.2 years later, customer drove van in for a radiator and v belt that flew off. We noticed a long extended cran...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BJ22513
turn ignition to crank engine will fire two to three times and then no spark. I have checked ckp for waveform and is good also cmp is good. I believe it may be an imobilizer problem however I have no security light or any info that it has an imobilizer system....
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...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF25H8X
This vehicle gave me a PO 215 several times, so I replaced the fuel cut solenoid on Injection Pump. Well it still throws the code. When this happens it looses power (limp home mode) until the key is shut off & reset. Has anyone ever seen this & could it be a h... Trouble codes: P00, 215
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L smoking VIN: WDBJF65J9Y
First of all this is my own car and it is the first problem that I ever have with it. Car runs great, smooth, not a single missfire, no codes, the problem shows up after you drive on the freeway (not all the times) once you exit freeway and you are stop light...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L battery drain VIN: 4JGAB75E32
hi benz techs out there. got this ML 500 with a parasitic drain of 180 mamps when it goes to sleep. by removing fuse f8 (transfer case/ emergency systems)drain goes down to 26 mamps (good to me). scanned t. case control unit and found no codes. anybody know of...
2002 Mercedes-Benz s320cdi 3200CC going into limb home VIN: WDB2200262
I have an on going fault with this vehicle came in lack of power found servo vacuum connection blocked.Fitted new servo pipe drove ok for a week came back with lack of power and black smoke.Took off inlet manifold cleaned out and replaced shut off port linkage...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L Vent and Temp VIN: WDBTJ75JX3
This is my personal car. During a drive last fall the a/c compressor hub exploded. Upon return to the shop I checked the compressor and it turned over ok. Parts from dealer were on BO so a reman compressor from Benz was ordered and installed. I also replaced t...
1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L Unknown VIN: 6MMAP47P1X
Greetings! Vehicle has approx 250 mA draw at all times. Drains battery overnight. Also has an Astroflex Mod EC remote starter. Have individually unplugged all fuses and fuse links - no change in draw. Have disconnected alternator wiring - no change. Disconnect...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Stuck in 3rd VIN: JA4MT21H92
Vehicle has the N flashing when in gear in the cluster,Code P0763,shift solenoid circuit.Check voltage at relay.12.6.Check voltage at PCM.12,6.Remove trans pan,Check resistance of all solenoids 38 Ohms.Not sure what the next step should be.Please help!
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L a/c clutch VIN: 1N6ED27T7Y
Thanks for taking the time to help!! This Frontier has an intermittent a/c compressor clutch. We replaced the relay, but that did not make any difference. I believe the most likely culprits are the thermo control amplifier and/or the evaporator temperature pro...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L no lock up or 4th gear VIN: JN1DA31A72
I recieved this car last week had 17 codes in it. Test drove runs and shifts well. No 4th and no lock up but otherwise shifts well. Cleared codes and test drove again. 16 new codes appeared immediately. P0732 2nd gear doesn't function, P0733 3rd gear function,...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L heating VIN: JN1DA31D32
2002 maxima wont heat at idle rev up engine gets hot let idle heat goes away the gauge stays at about half ck with scanner temp moves up and down 5to 6 degrees fan comes on and off tried to lift front car to get air out put system into vac to remove air it hol...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5N1BV28U54
Hi guys, need help with this one. Vehicle (Quest) Engine had a misfire hot on #5 because ECM was holding injector open. ECM has a hole rotted through it, we cleaned it out and the ECM will hold injector open when hot, cool ECM off with air and the injector sta...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3AJ55M7T
This car was towed in 1 week ago for a no start. When it got here it started right up. Has started since that time till yesterday morning. Car does sit outside. Both times the no start accured after sitting for at least 8 hours. Yesterday it did not start at f...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Extended crank time VIN: 1G3GR62CXV
Hello GM techs, here's my problem. After warmup and engine off around 15 - 20 minutes, we experience an extended crank time to start. The most I have experienced is about 10 seconds; enough for the customer to say "...didn't used to do that." The only clue to ...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L lifters VIN: 1V2C3G456G
hey guys, ignore the vin. i dont have in on me. im putting new lifters in the alero tomorrow and i havent replaced hydraulic roller lifters before. i tried to find info on presoaking and adjusting preload but im more interested in what you guys think rather ...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L instrument cluster VIN: IP4GP4468W
Customer called me a few days ago and told me that the instrument cluster on his van wasn't working some of time.I set up appiontment for the next day to bring it in. When he got here the cluster was working he said it started working on the way too my shop. I...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L door locks VIN: 1G12GF578F
i have this grand am that at times not always while driving down the road the door locks will lock and unlock by them self's and then just stop.the interior light may also light with the door locks cycling.has any one had this problem ??
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Pan Gasket VIN: 2G2WS52225
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2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5Y2SL63845
Vehicle arrived with engine service lamp on and would not accelerate over 18-19 mph with 2100 rpm maximum. Shut key off, wait a while and vehicle will restart and run for a while and then the lamp will come back on and again will not accelerate. Installed scan... Trouble codes: P2103 (Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High)
1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WPOAAO9XHN
Hi porsche techs! Need help on this one. Car has hard start then when tring to start will sound like it has starter kick back. then will start and only run if you keep foot on accelerator. If you let off it will stumble then stall.Also as your trying too start...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E0Y
This vehicle was in a front end collision with a deer. The radiator and cooling fan were shoved back and cracked the intake manifold. Upon removal of intake we found antifreeze on the intake valves that were closed. We surmised the only way for the coolant to ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system too lean bank 1)
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDBT12351
Vehicle battery goes dead after setting overnight or longer. This an intermittent condition, may happen once a month or several times a week. Only other symptom is the radio quits at times and will not come on, do not know if this is related in any way, does n...
2002 Toyota Echo 1.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDAT12302
This vehicle was purchaser at auction. Previous history is unknown. Vehicle has a miss under load. Engine light was on with only a PO420 which means the cat is not efficient. Sales manager does not want to put a cat on the car until the miss fire is repaired. ... Trouble codes: P0420
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Alternator VIN: 3VWCA21C4X
This is my neices car. She bought it just a few weeks ago and we have had to replace the cat (burnt out), the drivers window regulator, fuel door release, timing belt, and a battery (wrong size was in it when she bought it and the hood didn't close. So I don't...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGC21J3Y
I just purchased Ross-Tech VAG COM and I am still playing with it. Does anyone out there now the best approach for this code using the VAG-COM and evap tester.I have checked out the purge valve-seems to be working normally.I went under measuring blocks 071 to ... Trouble codes: P0440
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Fuel gauge VIN: WVWZK63B63
Fuel gauge has a sporadic operation, intermittently the fuel guage shows empty and next time it reads full. Sometimes after filling tank up needle takes a long time to reach the full position. While driving needle is going up and down, especially when taking a...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L floor wet VIN: WVWVE63B04
Hello and thanks before hand. This passat has a water leak on drivers side, it appears to be dripping off the hood latch under the dash. We have cleaned the sunroof drains and cleaned the cowl and removed the cowl rubber drain insert. None of the covers under ...

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2002 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L power steering fluid VIN: 19UYA42602
thank you to all that responded. replacing the o-ring at the power steering pump suction hose was fix to a real strange problem... Thank You for taking the time...
1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUBG84D5V
The problem was that while installing the new pump we lifted one of the pick up tubes off the bottom of the tank and starved the pump. Once we got all the lines back to where they needed to be the engine started and all was good for about a week. The car came ...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6326S
Thanks to all , after decarbonize engine has vacuum 19" rus good no misfire,customer drove for 25 days. The fix ended up being sticking intake valve,due to short driving .Tanks again to all, Stan
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WBACD4325T
Thanks to all who replied. It seems the best way is to cut the blades off, and then remove the motor seperately. The trick is to install the new assembly. The plastic fans are a little delicate, but I found if you apply a little heat from a heat gun to the...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L temperature gauge VIN: WBADP6322V
Bottom line on this one looks like either a bad cluster or the clusters memory needs to be cleared/reset and can only be done with a factory scan tool. Tried disconnecting battery, etc. Watch it today, it sat at the edge of the red mark with eng temp on scan t...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L engine VIN: WBADD6329W
hi there and thanks to all that replied.I got some really good ideas but will not get to try them since the customer took his car and will let me know if he wants to try and fix it thanks andrew
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGA83421
Hello and thanks for being so patient, the customer had to wait for funds and a good time to drop off the car. You tech's are great and the response was incredible thank you for replying to this post. Thomas from South Carolina hit it on the head. Throttle hou... Trouble codes: 26 (multiple fuel trim 1 limit reached), 27 (multiple fuel trim 2 limit reached), 28 (additive fuel trim 1 limit reached), 29 (additive fuel trim 2 limit reached).
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP52K9V
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 23456RTYUI
Thankyou all for guiding through this. It came out good, ran smooth, no noise or clunks between gears. I did replace the 1-2 gear slider as it was mushed on the teeth. I learnt alot from you Tranny men, and thanks again.
1986 Chevrolet Camaro Sport 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP87SXG
A lot of the responses pointed to a failing ignition pickup. We had initially assumed that it was okay since the car fan fine with the EST bypass disconnected. We connected up our scope, and at that point the car started running fine. (The pattern appeared ...
1995 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L No Start
Thanks For the information! After checking some basics I found the wire burnt off under the F/P relay, I repaired that and the pump sounds bad (pump on order) However it is working but has a high amp draw. After unplugging the temp sensor I was finally able to...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L crankshaft VIN: IGNEL19W9V
Well, I am going to call this van fixed. I put a good quality reman engine in. I think the failure was caused by contamination in the cooler lines. We replaced the radiator and flushed the lines extensively, but I think a flush is simply not enough. So this ti...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK16R1X
After chasing my tail for over a week this one is finally out the door. Turned out to be a combination of things including the distributor!!! Looks like the key to this one is the misfire counter not working when it was obviously missing. After all the othe... Trouble codes: P0171, P0340.
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 3GNFK16T3Y
John from New York hit the nail on the head. The TSB he mentioned led me to find the problem. The heads are cracked for sure. Interesting though, the TSB didn't come up for the year 2000 5.3L engines. I looked at the 2006 TSB's and found the correct one. The D...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J31
First of all, thank-you to all who replied with recommendations and possible fixes. We actually received two posts that led us to the fix. We had installed the 7x crankshaft sensor that the customer supplied to us, we normally do not install customer supplied ... Trouble codes: P0107, P0230.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U82
Thanks to all who took the time to help out on this one!!! We replaced the intake manifold assembly which helped out some. The gaskets and plenum surfaces looked bad. The misfires at idle were now only cylinders #1 and #3. The compression on these cylinders ch... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0106 (Map Sensor Low).
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDVO3EX3
I rechecked all the sensors, all appeared good. Just the idle problem. I watched the misfire monitor and it appeared that 2 cylinders were missing. #1 and #4. I felt that the lifters were pumped up and not bleeding done, thus leaving the valves open some. This...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L low range VIN: 3GNFK1GZ54
I would like to thank everyone that helped out. I was testing the evap system on this truck and ran the battery clear dead. After recharging and starting over I test drove again and the four wheel worked perfect! I had cleared the codes out with the scan to...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT58N77
Well This one is fixed. This car is owned by one of my accounts it was passed down to another employeee. Turns out this car has a remote starter installed by the dealership. The new owner of the car had his employee come here to fill up with gas. The employees... Trouble codes: P0411.
1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1C3BF66P4H
well this one is finally fixed. sorry it took so long to post just wanted to make sure it stayed gone!! i recieved a lot of good posts including, vapor lock, fuel sock in the tank plugged, bad heat riser valve, and more. however the problem was that the canist...
1990 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1C3XJ5534L
Map sensor fixed this one. I still cant explain it because the speedo dropped off when the problem occoured. It is out of my hair now. Thanks to all who responded.
1996 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HC46F2T
Thanks to all of you who replied to this request. Thanks to Reed and Chip from Colorado. Had replies from cracked flywheel to slipped cam gear. Checked cam gear, was ok. Scoped both cam and crank signals together, had very slight overlap on last pattern. ... Trouble codes: P1391 (loss of cam/crank).
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: X2C3HD36J9
Well I would write out all ten names out but you where all right on the money. After having the pcm repaired it fixed the burning coil problem. There where three ripped off teeth on the timing belt, needless to say all are problems are solved. Thank to everyon... Trouble codes: P1391.
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1C3EL46X12
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L long crank VIN: 1B7KF2361W
Thanks to all that replied , even the few bubbas that told me to change spark plugs, igntion coils and so forth...Reading the post before replying would certainly help. I replaced injection pump and all is well...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L speed VIN: 1B7KC2366X
Found harness to wiper motor damaged just forward of firewall, did not really look like the work of a rodent, and I don't see how it could have gotten all the way to the hood hinge, it is now fixed, but has anyone seen odd physical damage to harness 6-10 inc...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L 1st gear and reverse VIN: 3D7MS48C25
As most said the torque converter was bad. When I pulled it out this last time and spun the stator it free wheeled both ways. My wife dropped it off at the place that built it. He was kind arrogant and said he never has had one go bad because he uses quality p...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L ccrm VIN: 1FALP5745R
First and formost i would like to thank everyone for their valued input on this vehicle. The ground wires @the rad support in front of the battery had been checked[8mm ] times two and cleaned,but they werent the problem. There is another wire in the wire loom ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L radio VIN: 2FTEX18L1V
After reading all the posts and consulting with the customer, we decided to disconnect the radio and leave unplugged which corrected his problem. As suggesetd we told customer that installing an aftermarket radio would most likely be the lowest cost option.
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Lighting VIN: 1FTZX1720Y
Thanks to Brian, Robert and Donald for taking time to reply. As it turns out the truck has been wrecked and someone welded a cheap aftermarket core support in. They didn't bother to clean the paint off the thing where the left side headlight ground is located....
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56SX1
I disconnected the A/C compressor and so far the lite has NOT come back on. Car is coming back in tomorrow and I will plug the connector back up and if the lite caomes back on then I dont know what the repair will be. I will keep you posted. Tanks to all 13 fo... Trouble codes: P0306.
2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP38381
This one is FIXED!! After waiting several days for 15 lifter/buckets, I was able to dial in the valve lash perfectly. Started it up cold and it ran perfect. I had my vacuum gauge on it from cold and it had 18" of vacuum right away at idle, perfectly steady....
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Surge VIN: 3FAFP11342
Pulled back apart, re install alignment tools, checked alignment on VCT sprocket, re installed and ran fine, well ran fine after replaced plug wire that got damaged, exhaust leak from dropping pipe 4 times but other than that. Only thing we can think is when t...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L dash cluster VIN: 1FDXF46F92
thanks to all who replied, first the dash cluster did fix the alternator regulator excite circuit (intermitten charge light KOEO), even though I did't see charging at first start up ( alt.charge light now working), I found I did't wait for glow plug relay to c...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1HGCG16532
Vehicle did act up one cold morning when scanner was on car. Map sensor voltage went high. Removed sensor & checked for vacum & moisture. Replaced map sensor customer said the car is ok but it has'nt been that cold only -4 below zero so we may have to wait unt... Trouble codes: P1129.
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L rear a/c VIN: 2HKYF186X3
thanks for the replies. i did replace the drier and filter as some suggested. also the amount of freon in the system was according to all the specs i could find. i did evan try adding alittle more freon as some suggestd the system might be low. nothing has hel...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L heater blower VIN: 65GH122D5Z
Thanks for all the help, heater blower resitor was melted on hot wire. Replaced wire and resitor works good.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Horn VIN: 1J4GW48S9Y
Customer Never Came Back To Do More Trouble Shooting. My Thought Was The Body module May Be Shorted to Ground. I Was Going To un pluged It To See if The Horn went Out if This Happen I Will Post the Repair
2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Shudder VIN: 1J4GL48K65
Thanks for all the help. This one was a weird one and we all seemed to miss it. The problem was a seized rear ujoint. replaced ujoint and problem fixed. Strange though but it didnt have the common ujoint symptoms like noise when accelerating or any of that...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1242Y
Well the land rover has been spared the torch. After replacing the complete SAS (Secondary air) system and cleaning everything from bonnet to back light. The code had returned as a 1414 no SAS air delivery left side. Three mornings of cold start observation fo... Trouble codes: P1412.
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