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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Engine VIN: JH4KA9642W
Thanks in advance for your help. This Acura came to us to repair oil leaks at rear of cylinder heads. I had to pull the rocker shaft assemblies and cams in order to replace the rubber plugs at rear of heads. Went ahead and did timing belt, balance shaft belt, ...
1996 Audi S6 2.2L brake pedal VIN: WAULA84A6S
hello again, we have a 96 s6 avant, 2.2 turbo here in the shop, and the brake pedal will pulsate when you press it, even when the car is stationary. we cannot feel or hear the abs pump run when this is happening, no fault codes are stored in the abs system. if...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L steering VIN: WAUDA34B7X
Hello audi techs! I have this audi here with a hard steer to the right. It will bind up only turning to the right. It will bind and the release and continue turning right like nornal. If you turn to the right in will bind then release, and if you continue tur...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WBABK532WS
Hello BMW Techs... we have got another challenge! This vehicle has an A/C leak and we have dye in the system with no evidence of the leak anywhere. This is the third time back to the shop and the system goes empty every two months. It just so happens this is m...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACCO325V
Car won't accelerate over 1500 RPM. Revs to 1500 rpm & then bounces up & down, like it's hitting a rev limiter. Check engine light on code PO335. Cleared code & vehichle ran better. On test drive as soon as it hit 3000 rpm, same problem started at 3000 rpm. Ch... Trouble codes: P0335
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3348Y
Code 140 Map Cooling, Can't find info on this code. But the other cooling system components have been redone recently. Scan tool shows Coolant temp 100-108C, Rad out temp 50-70C This seems normal, computer is maxed out at 25% enrichment long term. TSB said it ... Trouble codes: 140 (Map Cooling)
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L abs VIN: 5UXFB33563
Hello fellow BMW techs: I have this 03 BMW X5 4.4 liter engine, was brought into our shop with an vibration at sharp right turns or heavy braking, test drove the vehicle, and discover that it seems to be the ABS system is kicking in too early, it feels like wh...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L drivers side heat VIN: W06VR52R1W
I'm out of my element on this one. One of my fellow techs here got a good deal on a catera, but the flow control valve was leaking. He replaced the valve and then discovered that the heat worked fine on the passengers side, but on the drivers side he gets cold...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Engine VIN: 1G6DM57774
Have a problem advising my customer on this one and need advice. Verified camshaft sprokets have missing teeth, and engine has obviously jumped timing. Do these engines bend valves? I am inclined to think so, I just don't want to assume or tear into further an...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: NXC13875HK
Ok, This vehicle is given me a head ache. This car came in a bit ago with fuel pooring out of the throttle body. We thought it was the fuel pressure regulator. That was replaced and a tune-up, along with a throttle body clean. the car left and came back 4 week...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS194XT
this rig came in to me with an overheated motor, replaced with known good engine assembly, now has severe pinging problem on acceleration, light or heavy throttle, no history on vehicle,watching data stream, knock sensor within specs,pcm is retarding timing 5 ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Battery VIN: 1GCJK39113
Cust. has replaced the batterys several times. He states that the batterys will go dead in about hour an half. We have tested it at idle, and the output of the alt. is 30 amp and the volts are 15. The system has a major draw. I have put an amp meter on the dri...
2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Suspension VIN: 1C3EL45X75
Hi gang, Ive got two Sebrings in the shop with the same problem. One is an 05 convertible, the other is an 03 sedan. There is a loud crunch/creak noise in the rear suspension on both sides when the suspension goes through a pretty big articulation, like a big ...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2B4HB25Y2R
Customer states hard starting and stumble when cold, I find staring Okay but heavy stumble when cold (Backfiring) and heavy stumble when under hard acceleration and hot. Have reset dist. timing per dodge spec., fuel pressure at center of spec. no vaccum leaks,...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Transmission module VIN: 1B4GP74L9Y
Thanks in advance to any and all help. The problem with this van is no communication with scanner and trans going into limp in mode.I tried communicating with other modules and can only comm. with engine comp. I cant see the correlation between the bus lines f...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L hard start VIN: 387HF13Z41
This truck has extended crank to start. The fuel pressure while running is 48psi, but if you shut it off the pressure drops pretty quickly and eventually goes to zero. If you turn the key on once the pressure will only come up to about 15psi and then bleed dow...
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L Rear Heater VIN: 1D8HB58D44
Rear Heater blows cold air. I know that this vehicle has an auxiliary coolant pump. (Is this only for the rear?) Prior generation Durangos had blend door problems, the stop would break and the actuator would force the blend door off its axle and then it wouldn...
2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1B3HB28B27
This vehicle makes a light but noticeable moan or groan noise when braking fairly firmly. The noise occurs for only a second or two and then goes away. This noise does not at all seem to come from any specific wheel/brake but rather seems to be coming from und...
1983 Ford F-150 4.9L wipers VIN: 1FTDF15Y8D
NOTE: Does not have intermittent wipers... Wipers work for a few minutes... then they quit... Does this with or without engine running... the connector at the motor looses all power? After a few minutes the power returns and the cycle starts over...
1989 Ford Probe LX 2.2L Accessories VIN: 1ZVBT21C1K
Hi guys, we have a 1989 ford probe at our shop. customers concern is once you turn on front wipers, you can not turn them off, you have to trun the car off inorder to stop the wipers from working, the front wiper motor/module, which is built into motor was rep...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4th/od
I had this explorer for a while Monday the complaint was not shifting all gears ,No od or tcc I have power to solenoids .I drove it and jumped od then tcc the trans works normal.The ecm was replaced about 1 year ago due to water damage.I'm thinking that we hav...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Headlamp Switch VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
this exploder came in with complaint of no tail lamps or liscense plate lights and no insturment illumination. Customer repalced blown fuse (#10 for park lamps, liscense plate, etc.) and as soon as operated the fuse would pop again. I tested the switch and fou...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14YOS
during initial clutch release to get vehicle moving engine leans out and stalls or tries to,sometimes can be saved by pushing clutch in and playing with gas pedal.can drive down the road at any speed with no problem in any gear.problem just occurs at initial t...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A4V
Customer was driving down highway one day, and this situation happened while driving. Runs great (even under load) up to around 50 MPH and even higher under no load. At aprox 55 MPH (under load)can hear some spark knock then Cyl 4 cuts out - Always. We have be... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder 4 flashes)
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFALP62W8V
HELLO GUYS this car has been a headache for me i have performed an obd11 and i got the p0443 code so i changed the purge valve, vapor management valve and charcol cannister and light keeps on coming back. also i have performed a smoke test and i got no leaks.... Trouble codes: P0443 (evaporative emission control system canister purge valve circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP13PXW
hey ford techs, need your help on this one. the engine has a noise in it that sounds like something vibrating and or buzzing at the rear of the engine can hear it best ar the rear where the engine bolts to the trans in the #4 cyl area. it only does it when you...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Good Evening, This van has had a problem over the last 6 months of getting water in air filter and mass air flow housing. This is just water no coolant. We installed a new air filter housing 3 months ago. Today they brought it back in with no power going up a ...
1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE40F4W
replaced oil pan gasket and rear main seal timing cover gasket, removed ecm from battery isolation sw. and wired direct for keep alive memory. ipr valve was replaced 12 months ago. runs great other than intermittin dieing and eng stumble causing for nervous em... Trouble codes: P0344 (cam sensor inertmittin)
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU35P8X
Computer has p705 trans range sensor stored. Replaced the sensor but the code continues to come back. All wiring at connector looks good and scan to0l data shows coreect gear selected. Found no related TSBs for problem. Is there a common problem with these ran...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP4048Y
Hello techs, this ones crazy, this vehicle keeps killing computers. right now car cranks but does not start. i have no communication with ECU only, i can comm with all other modules just fine. i have a code U1262 (SCP data fault for J1850 bus) in the PATS modu... Trouble codes: U1262 (SCP data fault for J1850 bus)
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP53U11
Customer was complaining that when the vehicle was first started in the morning, the vehicle would rev up to 2000 rpms and will take along time to come down to the desired idle. I have replaced the idle air control motor, cleaned the throttle plates and just l...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L no inst cluster VIN: 1FMYU0411K
Installed new battery and now the whole instrument cluster is dead. tryed to scan th icm but have no communication. check all the fuses.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L as mentioned VIN: 12390RTY67
Hey Iatn and all you diesel techs. I am not an experienced diesel tech. I have a mobile service and one of our Army men on leave called me to take a look at two of his trucks before he goes back to Afghanistan. The other is a suburban but I can handle it. He s...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L no start VIN: 1FDAF56P93
the problem i have isthe truck might start some times but only for a minint or so. the icp pressure is about 389 to 425 and the volts for .62 to.71 cranking the ipr cranks out a 85 % i really want a nother a pinion no this my pinpoint test tell me high pressur...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L oil leak rear of eng VIN: 1FTPW14516
small leak comes down at rear. gives impression of rear seal, but looking up, it does not sling it off of it. maybe around od of seal, or a retainer. we are going to pull trans tommarro. did not find anything in arcive.
1995 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK5284S
this geo is killing me. after get car to act up put red brick on it and things got crazy. sometimes readings fine other times rpm over 7000,tps @125%, speed @138 All while inthe bay in park, then would suddenly have no comm with scanner, then back to normal. a...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTHK29183
Truck came in on a hook a couple months ago. Cust. claimed no start. When we took the truck off the flatbed it started right up. We ran our tests and found no codes, plenty of fuel pressure, glow plugs fine, fuel filter clean, no problems at all. A week or two...
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GTJK33254
This truck came in and it bucked on accel. After sitting all night it ran fine.I believe it is a fuel issue and at one moment I thought I saw fuel pressure drop off on the modis. Any help on this would be helpful as I am not a diesel tech. I changed fuel filt... Trouble codes: P1093 (fuel pressure low during power enrichment current code), P1093 (fuel pressure low during power enrichment current code), P0045 (Boost control solinoid circuit in history code), P1621 (PCM eprom memory performance in history code)
2000 Honda Insight 1.0L Charging VIN: JHMZE1358Y
The battery state of charge gauge on this Insight shows 3 lines almost at the bottom. Where do they run normally? It was towed in for a no crank condition and of course it started for me. Is the gauge for the under hood battery or for the HV battery?
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L transferbox/transmission VIN: SAJEA53C52
car will not move forward or back seems like it goes in gear but will not move.can not push vehicle,seems front wheels turn oneway,rear turn another,been rebuilt three times over three months has never left shop.Is problem in transmission or transfer box,i do ...
2003 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Headlight VIN: 1UKDG34503
Customer brought vehicle with the complained that when he drove vehicle over a speed bump the Xenon head light shut off.He then switched to High beam to have driving lights.We checked the entire light switch to balast system and every thing is checking OK(Volt...
2005 Jaguar S-Type Sport 4.2L Misfire VIN: SAJWA0IU75
I donít usually dive into these cars, but this one belongs to a long tone good customer. The car runs and drives fine. It came in with p0300, p0301, p0303, p0305, p0307, and p1316. customer stated that car was missing. but now seems fine. Just wondering where ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0305, P0307, P0300, P1316
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: KNAGD12622
This car had 2 problems, The timing belt and crank sensor were replaced due to missing teeth on timing belt, the second problem is that the idle surges between 1500 amd 2800 RPM,there are no codes.Checked wires between IAC and ECU they are o.k. If IAC is unplu...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Radio/Nav VIN: SALPM16491
Hello all, We Have this Late 2000 Ranger Rover that has no sound, From Nav and Radio. It has the Premiun Sound system and Every thing powers up and function normal with the exception of no sound output. Whether it be from the nice gentleman giving you drivin...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L cam, lifter VIN: 2223A22836
Hi, We have a 2002 Range Rover Freelander in the shop with a tapping noise from the cam cover of the rear bank. Sounds like a lifter noise, but the vehicle has only 50K miles. Doesn't have sludge in the oil pan or low oil pressure as mentioned in IATN fix post...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W41
will start cutting out after driving and getting hot about 8 to 10 miles miss fire mointors always shows #2 cylinder sometimes set po302 missfire code has be in ovredrive with convertor locked up cant make it miss power braking Trouble codes: P0302
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Valve Advance VIN: JM1EK14334
After putting a used head on this Mazda we've had nothing but problems. We now have it running, but it makes an awful valve-like noise over 3000 RPM, when the valve timing advance should be activated. We are getting the P0012 code indicating that the timing is... Trouble codes: P0012 (Valve Timing Over Retarded)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No throttle VIN: JGAB54E8WA
As stated, the battery was replaced, and now the vehicle has no throttle actuation. I've checked fuses, power supplies, and grounds and all are good. Checked wiring and signals from throttle position sensor to ECM to throttle body and all are good. Checked bra...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBUF65J03
Hi Group, we got a Mercedes benz W211 E-320, VISIT WORKSHOP for BRAKE LINING, is on, I inspect the front and rear pads and sensors all OK, on MERCEDES models unlike BMW no need to reset, once you are done with new pads and sensors(original parts)the brake lini...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
This message is part help request and part informational. I hope it helps someone else sometime. The vehicle came in with a misfire/ stalling condition. Whenever it misfired the temp guage(digital)would jump all the way to hot, and when the misfire stopped, ... Trouble codes: U1009 (Invalid/missing engine torque data), U1027 (Invalid/missing engine revolutions per minute data), P1720 (Engine rpm or vehicle speed limit reached), P1285 (Cylinder head over temperature sensed), P1299 (Engine over temperature condition reached)
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Mil on VIN: 1N4DL01D51
This car does not seem to have a leak but sets the mil. We have a Waekon tester that fastens to the purge port or the filler neck and you can put low pressure in the system and watch for decay . I did this both times, and watched the pressure sensor on the tan... Trouble codes: P1441 (Evap very small leak)
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1N4BL11E02
repaced gaskets on coolant tube from front head to rear head , they were leaking . now at idle car has no heat ,the temp .guage remains better than half all the time and thermostst is working properly , if you speed up the engine it has plenty of heat ,it will...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D32
Vehicle came in w/ cel light on code P0507.Tried to perform per mitchell throttle adaptation /would not work.Replaced throttle valve w/nissan reman.Still will not adapt. Have adapted many altimas and replaced the t-bodys but no luck with this one.At a dead end... Trouble codes: P0507 (ISC idle higher than expected)
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D82
This Nissan came to us with the check engine light on and it had failed the Washington State Emmisions because of this. We scanned the computer and found code PO133 O2 sensor switching slow. We tested the O2 sensor and yes it was swithcing slow. The spec is: O... Trouble codes: P0133
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L timing chain VIN: 1N4AL11E32
car came in today with a rattle around timing chain vvt solenoid area pulled upper cover at vvt and chain looks good valve was not dirty and cover was clean around 1000 rpm you can feather the throttle and it gets loud sounds like the upper chain is loose and ...
1988 Other European MULSAINE .0L front brakes VIN: SCBZ502B8J
Hello fellow techs I am looking for a good aftermarket source for Royles royce/ Bentley. I have a couple of customers with them and the closest Bentley dealer is nowhere. I am curently in the most need for front brakes for an 88 mulsane (silver spirt). Any lea...
1990 Pontiac Firebird 5.0L No Start
This is an engine,computer and harness swap.The problem i am having is that when i got the engine and computer i did not get the pass key decoder module.Does any one know how to fool the computer to enable fuel and start without the module?what is the computer...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2NE52TXX
Trying to be as efficant with customers money as possible. timing chain, broken valve spring worn cam lobe all possible? Trouble codes: P0300, P00, 300 (Plugs 12 are dark swapped with known good plugs ran same story)
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WK52J42
Customer stated that MIL light is on and steady. Ran diagnostic reader and code of P0420 reported. Would there be anything logical that is causing the CAT to burn up? Is there anything else that I should look at besides the CAT itself? Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency low-bank 1)
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49SX5
Started with Champion plugs and still had miss and it is usually read 1-5 misses on at least 3 cylinders. It has not reset the check engine light yet but i have not ran it very long just enough to feel the miss and the shut it off to cold soak again. Tried the... Trouble codes: P0300

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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Rear Top Lid VIN: WBABS534X1
Thank so much for the responses... this vehicle is fixed! We found that the drain tubes are hidden and you can't see them under the car or on top in the top compartment. The drain tubes start under the base plates for the top frame on both sides and it require...
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93424
Good Morning from California and Thanks all who replied on this post. The code was for a heater circuit in the electric heating element. Did not have any clues on testing, so ordered new unit form BMW, cost about $120.00 with shipping. Was warned by the BMW pa... Trouble codes: P0599 (manufacture specific).
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33565
A big thank you to Brent [...] on the fix for this BMW. The connector at the throttle was not plugged in all the way. Car has been gone for a couple of weeks and owner has reported no problems. Thanks to all who replied.
1994 Chevrolet Blazer 5.7L Oil System VIN: 1GNEK9RJ35
After the oil pump was changed I performed an oil flush and had the customer run the vehicle on the freeway for 50 miles. The oiling problem was solved but squeak was still present. I removed distributor and found the shaft was completely rusted. I replaced th...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Heater VIN: 1GCDT19Z8S
Thanks to all who responded. Andy [...] And Timothy from California got it right the a/c cycling switch had shorted internally making the a/c run constantly when defrost was turned on.The wet air would hit the evaporator & freeze eventually closing off air ...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire VIN: 3GNFK16R2X
Sorry for the delay on the closing post. I thank everyone who gave me very helpful suggestions, however I have to close the help request with problem not fixed, due to the customer not returning the vehicle for more testing. If the customer do return I will d... Trouble codes: P0306 (missfire on 6 cylinder).
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L batterydrain VIN: 3GNEC16T2Y
i checked this vehicle from top to bottom used many of the ideas sent,what i did was pull the fuse for the interior lights since the night crew uses this vehicle i have a feeling that they would leave the lights on inside the vehicle.we will see if it happens ...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L radiator fans VIN: 1GNDX03EX1
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF52E51
Thank you everyone, the car is now fixed. The problem was the intake manifold, a piece of metal was trapped between the EGR Vacuum port and occasionally it blocked the passage of the vacuum. I appreciate your help. Thank you.
2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2.8L tire wear VIN: 1GCDT196X6
well I assume it will be fixed. thanks for all the replys. we are having our alignment shop set the camber to +.50 not the factory spec of -camber we will monitor the vehicles for wear. thanks folks...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L speedometer VIN: 2C8GP64L31
Thanks again for the replies...I talked to a local shop in town that said they found a Chrysler problem just like this one. That replaced the tcm and that was the fix. Since this particular problem usually only happens when you select a gear I am leaning towar...
1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Timing Belt VIN: 4B3AU52N8T
Thanks for all the help folks. Did leakdown test on frt. cyl. head and two cyl. had exhaust valve leaks. Going to recondition both heads.
1999 Dodge Avenger 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AU52NOX
Not much help on this one. I got 3 replies, all three said something different. Not bad information, just nothing that really helped me. Another problem is that my scanner decided to quit on me in the middle of the job. I've had to ship it to OTC for repair. ... Trouble codes: P0420.
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47G4V
After replacing dist. I now have cranking rpm and inj. pulse on scanner 50 ms. I also have spark and injector are working on all cylinders. Have also scpoed injectors and used injector tester to check for fuel flow. 13 to 14 psi drop on all injectors at 100ms...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L wipers VIN: 1FTZR15X7W
Every reply we received was to replace the multi-function switch. This problem was very intermittent which complicated the diagnosis. After more two days of trying to get symptoms the customer decided to have us replace the multi-function switch. 15 minutes ...
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L ABS Module VIN: 2FTPX28LXW
Thanks to all 5 of you for taking the time to help. Proposed solutions ranged from Rear sensor, HCU wiring, Fuse, the location of the Diagnostic flash code connector, how to get at the ABS module. I knew where the Connector was located to get the code 16, I ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP58U71
this vehicle is still hanging around, i believe that the problem is a sticky valve guide on cyl 3 but have not yet had the chance to remove the heads. thanks for all the replies. it seems like many of them suggested tests for which the results were already i... Trouble codes: P0305 (cyl 5 miss).
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L guages,altenater VIN: 2FMZA55472
hey thanx for the good advise,well this alt is a pcm modulated one.there were three wires badley corroded,one under the connector block by the brake res,one com wire in the harnes approx 13 in along the intake going from rear of intake,one approx 8in from pdc ...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L clutch VIN: 1FAP36ZX44
Well even the dealer with the VIN number and all can sell you the wrong clutch kit. Got the right kit and it works just fine!
2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SLT 6.5L Cranking on its own VIN: 1GTGK24F3Y
Thanks for all the replies, customer didn't want to spend anymore money, so he took the truck. I'm guessing he'll be back the next time his batteries go dead. When he comes back we'll be putting a starter in it. Thanks again
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK33274
Only three replies. One to apply shop air to cylinders and watch for bubbles. Also to check the harness close for short to ground. One stated what all he would replace to fix it, including replacing injector cups which this engine does not have. One had to do... Trouble codes: P0202 (2 Injector circuit- cylinder 2), P2149.
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cooling Fan VIN: 1HGCB9861M
After a whole lot of headaches and confusion, I found that there was a short inside the connecter for the condenser fan on the sensor side. The condenser fan was also burned out.
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CM58V2V
This one is fixed.what the problem was was the pcm.we had installed a used pcm and the problem was still there,when we backtracked we initially had added new ground wire to the tps onto the intake with some other grounds,well we now know that the pcm needs to ...
2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L Readiness Code VIN: JHLRD78905
First off let me start by telling you that I did find the monitors with the AST scanner. I work on German cars so using generic OBD with Honda is very different. I went to a friends shop and had him use his Launch x-31. AllData said to bring up the readiness c...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: G22U159965
replace mass air flow meter thanks all drive two days no light Trouble codes: P0171.
1970 Jaguar e-type 4.2L cylinder head
Dear friends: While following your recommendations for checking the camshafts, I found out that the valve adjusting shims got out of place preventing cylinders 1 through 4 from building up compression. This was caused while I was cleaning the cylinder head do...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJAC52563
eventualy managed to get some help from a dealer who advised me to change spark plugs( 2 hour job ) & if the didn,t cure it then there was also software update. Changed plugs, cleared codes all now ok . this car had only done 50,000 miles Plugs not due until ... Trouble codes: P0346.
1990 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L starter VIN: 1J4FJ28L8L
Thank you to all the people that responded to my request for help, I e-mailed most of the respondents privately, I tried all their advice what to check & nothing pan out, from safety neutral switch to starter, remote control, & fuse box, did not find anything ...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, hard start cold VIN: KNDJA723X2
we are running a tank of gas through vehicle with inj cleaner, don't beleive that will fix low comp on #3 cyl after cleaning grounds and so forth no codes have come back. still has extended crank intermitantly but starts customer is going to have us pull the h... Trouble codes: P1624, P1115 (ect signal from ecm to tcm).
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S9Y
The vehicle returned a month later with the same code. I had the vehicle for five day of testing & driving & it would not fail. I refunded the customer the original diagnostic fee & sent her to anothe cap / smog station. Trouble codes: P0411.
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G3WH52M2S
thanks to all that replied... When hooking up the plug wires, I went by the numbers on the intake as to which cylinder was which... upon deciding to "try" hooking it up the way the computer print-out was, the thing started, and ran smooth. again, thanks to all...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52T8X
Thanks for all the replies. After testing, I feel like its a ECM problem. However, I must rule out this possibly being a security related issue even though I don't feel that it is. Since my modis cannot access the BCM, Im sending this one to the dealer to conf... Trouble codes: P0507.
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L LF sensor code set VIN: 1G2WP52K32
the problem was in the wire loom. there was a wire almost cut in to from a wreak. it only had a couple strands of wire still connected and it was bare and showed a lot of weather damage. I replaced the loom and so far it's been working great. Thanks for all th...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L timing chain VIN: WP0CA29952
Thanks for the response and the advice on how to do a water pump correctly. Mitchell On-Demand 5 actually called me back. It turns out that the info I needed is actually listed as a 2002 911. The Mitchell decription is by far the best compared to the procedure...
2003 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L Hydraulics VIN: 1G8AK52F43
Thanks for all your replies. Currently waiting for owner to acquire some funds & time to bring the vehicle back in. I will be replacing the master cylinder when it comes in. Once that's done I'll repost to let you know how that worked.
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Steering VIN: 4T1BG12K7T
Thanks for all you guys and your advises, I checked the tie rack ends and u-joints, all good, but I found a missing rack mounting nut, after I replaced the nut, the steering wheel goes back to normal now. : ) but I think there's still a very minor leak in t...
2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBF32K94
I would like to thank those that took the time to help me find this problem. I suspected the computer was the problem so we took it to the dealer to get there opinion. What they found amazed me. A rat had gotten in the car and chewed up 6 wires in the compu... Trouble codes: P0010 (Cam position A actuator circuit), P0031 (AFR sensor Bank 2 Heater control Circuit).
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L floor wet VIN: WVWVE63B04
hello folks we did use a hose and two guys and yess water was leaking from windsheild resealed and now ok thank u for all input
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1SZ58D92
Thanks you for replying to my post. Replies were Jorge from CA- fuel pressure, Vladimir from NY- spark plugs, Anders from CA fuel pressure/filter, Rodney from Tenn- remaining coils. Vladimir from NY hit the nail on the head- I replaced the sparkplugs with 'Vol...
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