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2003 BMW M3 3.2L No engagment VIN: WBSBR93463
Any SMG experts?. This car came in on a hook. Would not go into any gear. Customer says the trans warning light had come on a few days earlier. Scanned for codes, (055)37 switch on frequency , hydraulic unit and (053)35 hydraulic pressure loss in system. Initi...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L ipc VIN: 1G6DM57N53
is anyone familiar with the starting system on this cts???alldata diagrams show a generic depiction of b+ ON switch closed to just one yellow wire to ecm crank voltage pin 17... what is this pink wire and where does it go... have checked all fuses underhood, v...
1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L trans VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hi everyone.I need help with this beast again.I have one problem left with this transmission.It slips in 1st gear when pulling out onto the street from work-once the speed is fast enough it shifts to second and all is well.Code 85 sets and will remain until ne...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGK29F3S
vehicle came in complaining of battery light on, hard to start, trans. going into limp mode. We got it checked for codes found codes 84,99 ckecked charging system it had one battery a little weak but was charging 71 amps @ idle so we checked voltage & grounds ... Trouble codes: 84 (accelerator pedal position circuit fault), 99 (accelerator pedal position 5v reference fault)
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L strut VIN: 1C3EJ56H3X
This is for the suspension gurus (of which I am not one of). The left front suspension is making a rubbing/grinding both when turning left/right (moving or sitting still), and when the wheel goes over bumps or dips going down the road (or when I push down on t...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L door locks VIN: 1C4GP45R85
Ok Chrysler Techs. I have this Town and Country and door locks inop. Checked for codes in BCM and none were found. Checked fuses, ok. Checked door lock switch operation with Modis and found operation normal in both door lock switches. Here is the funny thing I...
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L radio VIN: 1B7FL26X4N
am fm cassete oem radio, radio works intermitingly, clock works all the time. fuses grounds good.have radio out. help it is my wife's truck i am catching flack. dave
1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, loses power highway VIN: 1B3EJ46X6T
This vehicle will lose power and then eventually stall on the highway. This has happened 5 times now, and always by the time it gets towed to us everything is fine. Customer will take car back and problem will happen again. It only does this after driving on t...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF2361X
Good morning to all Dodge Cumming Tecs. Truck came in Friday, MIL light on and DTC P1291, Intake heater malfunction. Using MODIS Trouble shooter, suggested running both heater circuits, one at a time and observing a .5 volt drop on battery. Doing first circuit... Trouble codes: P1291 (intake heating circuit malfunction)
1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L dash lights all on, fuel guage, speedometer, rpm VIN: 1B7GG22Y3X
Car arrived today, with all lights on the dash to light up. All guages don't work and are set at zero. The car also intermittently starts and sometimes it stalls. While playing around with the key, the odometer lighted up. Thinking this could be different prob...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L head gasket VIN: 1B7KF23W91
engine temp at gauge is 160 degrees infered temp at thermostat housing is 170. customer complaint is low heater temp output. tried 3 dif. thermostats. have OE type in now. no external coolant loss, but recovery tank does go down. suspect head gasket problem......
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on, Engine stay running VIN: 1D8HB48D54
The Engine stay running for 5 sec. with key out of the ignition switch. When running Check engine , oil and bat light are on(at times) 14 other misc. code(u1120,1113,110C,1411,110E. P0645,0622,0685,0522,0581,0593,0585,1041) Trouble codes: P0571 (Brake switch performance the only Active code)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3D7KU28C4G
Customer purchased contaminated fuel and vehicle stalled. Cleaned and flushed entire fuel system and replaced actuator appx. 15k miles ago. Now vehicle stumbles at idle and if accel. in park, it takes a while to return to idle. Cylinder #3 makes less diff. on ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP5ZU6T
This taurus is a no-start. It cranks and provides fuel pressure but no spark out of any coil terminal. I am not receiving a signal on the primary side of the coil to fire the coil just the 12 volts staying high on the labscope. I don't have an rpm signal on my...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDLF47F9V
Hey guys, this truck is killing me. It come in with complaint of bucking and jerking while trying to accelerate, sometimes will die and not restart for 5-10 minutes. It had cam sensor code so we checked wiring and replaced cam sensor with shims per bulletin. M...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L epc solinoid VIN: 1FDHS24L7V
came to no conclusion with tranny pinpoint test E. problem is very intermitent. Thinking maybe ecm have power input on pin 71 to ecm and have what i believe is good signal an pin 81.
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L glow plug module connector VIN: 1FMNU40F6Y
Has anyone needed a connector (black) that goes to the glow plug control module,and where do you find one besides the junk yard? I have one that is melted and wont charge.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Glow plug light VIN: 1FTNW21P93
This truck recently had the high pressure oil pump and some IPC components replaced for a no-start condition. We sublet it because we ran into testing problems without certain fixtures, fittings etc. After it was back in service, the customer called and the g...
2004 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR14V43
This feels like a rev limmiter but at 4k while driving and at times, otherwise truck runs fine. fuel pressure fluctuates the needle bounces about 10psi down and up when this happens. We replace the cam sensor, no change. Something happens right at 4k, the truc...
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Engine VIN: 1ZVFT82H45
We recieved this mustang the customer say's the car ticks all the time, when it's cold, and hot, the noise started out only when it was cold, now it's all the time at any RPM. The noise sounds like it's on the top end of the motor, it's so noisy you can't tell...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fuel gauge VIN: 2FAHP71W76
Have this 06 police crown with intermittent fuel gauge goes to empty. Had ran through full tests for fault b1202 and proper resistance/voltage in circuit. Ran ohms simulator at back tank sender connector and could not fault. Got approval for tank sender. Retur...
2003 GMC C4500 Topkick C4C042 6.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GDE4E11X3
Truck was towed in after it shut off on customer, changed fuel filter and primed system. Truck started and ran fine, would start the next day. If let sit for 3 days the truck will not start, thought maybe after market filter could be the problem, put GM filter...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1858Y
the dealer is supposed to have a repair for this code 401 - has anyone ever done this modification ?? this was the only code in the system after we cleared it 2 times then on the 3rd we got a 325 and a 400 - van runs perfect Trouble codes: P0325 (nock sensor bank), P0420, P0401
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L No Start VIN: KM8SC73E54
car was towed in for no start the1 3 and 5 plugs were gas soaked ,these were checked because they are the only ones accesable .replaced purge valve and pressure regulater.test drove and started several times over a two day period .three weeks later customer ca... Trouble codes: 441 (purge valve stuck open), 302 (305 -), 305 (306 -), 306
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L ignition VIN: KMHCG35C64
ok folks, i have an odd one here. when vehicle is running, i am getting a clicking/snapping sound, like a spark jumping a gap but it doesnt match the firing of the spark plugs at idle. i was finally able to see the spark...its jumping the gap between the harmo...
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, STUMBLE VIN: KMHCG35C14
One of those ones with more than one issue. Hoping for some input, thank you. First off her main issue is after a fill at the gas station [never any other time] the car will in her words stumble and miss for approx. 20-25 kms, then it will run great till the n... Trouble codes: P0442 (evape small leak), P0441 (evap system no purge flow), P0121 (tps out of range)
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Performance=ok VIN: JNKCA31A8Y
P0171 code on and will re-illuminate after clearing. I shot carb cleaner all around the air intake. Checking fuel trims reveals the following: STFT Bank1 & Bank2 stay on or around +- 9%. ( varies ) STFT B2 Sensor 2 stays at 99.2 all the time. Is this truly an... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 2 lean condition)
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L water leak VIN: JNKCA31A91
customer complains that after a night of heavy rain when backing vehicle out of driveway water is noticed leaking from the right rear interior roof handle at the headliner. i have poured two gallons of water on the roof of the car and no signs of any interior ...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L rf window motor VIN: JNKCA31A01
when using the auto up fuction for rf. window, it will come back down 4". found 1 hit in archieves, but this procedure does not work for my model.i suspect i just need window motor limit reset procedure, can`t find anything , even called the dealer and got the...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Above 2500 rpm VIN: SAJX1743SC
Car came in customer complaint was that the vehicle will omly go 25 miles per hour. test drive shows that the vehicle can be coaxed to 60 mph with light bthrottle and patience. Checked coils good check plugs good checked fuel pressure 45-50 at idle increses wi...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Converter VIN: SAJHX1247W
Car came in with transmission slipping. Sent off and had trans rebuilt. Recieved car now converter will kick in and out in 5 gear at around 40mph. At 70mph seems to be ok. Also you can hear a grinding noise while this is occuring. Im unable to communicate with...
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42C73
Have this 2003 xk8 4.2 non suprcharged, car towed in by customer. He stated he needed a new fuel pump as per jaguar diagnosis. so we removed and installed a new jaguar pump and new fuel filter. Road test and car ran real good and strong. But, after driving for...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L air bag VIN: 1J4FJ68S9W
Help I need to find out how to test the air bag system on this jeep. I do not have a drb scanner just a gennises and snap on mt 2500. The air bag light will come on and stay on all the time. I checked the plug to the back of the dash per TSB and no corosion wa...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L front differential VIN: 1J4FF48S4Y
HELP!!! This Jeep has a violent vibration at 55 MPH and up. If I watch the driver in my rear view mirror the steering wheel jostles and I can see the front diff "walking" side to side. The white knuckles and the look on the driver's face is enough to scare me ...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL48K42
hello got a real brain teaser here. this vehicle over heated because of a bad water pump. A used engine from a 2002 liberty 3.7 was installed by a different shop. it was shipped to me when it would start. first I scanned it no codes, sync shows ok always. it w...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L pump VIN: 1J4GR48K06
Any help from the jeep experts would be greatly appreciated. Car in the morning will work fine, then after vehicle gets hot the transmission will start to whine and go into default mode. We changed the filter and fluid, also changed the connector plate on top ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Unknown VIN: SALMB11443
does anyone know what might be causing this noise you hear from inside the car while driving. you can hear the noise which sounds like a roaring or bad wheel bearing type noise. or ever like you have mud tires on your wheels coming front the front end area. it...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF10U21
Check Engine light came on for owner while highway driving. P0171 and P0174. All checks ok now including + 5-10% fuel trims at 70 MPH. Both occasions, IAT was cold: 0 degrees F and 16 degrees F. There are no drivability concerns. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Security System VIN: 1LNHM87A01
We are a used car dealer and we bought this BEAUTIFUL LS as a REPO with a broken tie rod and a dead battery and a non PATS key(normal for a repo). AFTER WE TOWED IT HOME AND CHARGED THE BATTERY AND A TRIP TO THE LOCKSMITH FOR A pats KEY it still wont crank and...
2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L climate control VIN: ILNHM86SX5
we have a customer that has a 2005 lincoln ls with a 3 liter. production 7/04. vin [...]. it also has dual climate control. this car only blows hot air, from either the driver or passenger side, no matter where you set the temperature. you can adju...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L engine VIN: JM1BC1418V
Hello there I have this mazda here and it came in with a hard start and running rough about a year ago. I got it started and it ran rough, But it would start up right after it warmed up everytime without a problem until it cooled all the way down. I did a comp...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80DX3
The woman called in and told me her oil pressure light was on, tach not working, and a bunch of lights were on in the dash. I told her to first check her oil, 4 QUARTS LOW! When i got the car 4 days later, the oil light was not on but all the other problems st... Trouble codes: P0340, P0345, P0012 (intake A cam position timing over retarded B1), P0022 (intake cam position timing over retarded B2), P0442, P0456
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L starter VIN: JM1BK34374
Greetings, A good customer called a couple weeks ago and explained that his car intermittently would not start, not cranking at all no matter how many times he tries. Leave it for ten minutes and it starts right up. I explained how difficult intermittent pro...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E81
test o2 sensors they test o.k. (used propane) and did fuel press test within spec, this vehicle drives and runs good but flags codes history fuel trim reaches 26% but can't get it to happen for me. thinking possible weak o2 sensors or or fuel filter/regulator ... Trouble codes: P0173
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J63
Greetings all, I hope someone has seen this one before. the chk eng light comes on during hard acceleration,no obvious misfire or loss of power. Replaced wires and plugs on cly 6,no change. Swapped coil with cly 5, still setting code for cly 6. Swapped inject... Trouble codes: P0306, P2050, P2054
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Oil in Radiator VIN: 1NGED27Y3Y
This truck has oil in the radiator. The oil level on the stick is full with no signs of coolant oil mix. The car runs good with no signs overheating or noise. We tryed to perform a coolant pressure test but when we got the gauge to 8psi a coolant hose split(ho...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D82
I originally had 3 codes relating to the evap system and replaced the charcoal canister and two vacuum switching valves by the tank. This code came back one month later. Does this have a purge control valve under the hood. thanks tom Trouble codes: P1444 (evap canister purge valve solenoid)
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D94
Hello all - This Sentra issue is really being a pain. It will start and die repeatedly when cold. It is not an low idle problem, it will idle briefly before dying, or will die when put into gear. Does not seem to set code P0340 when stalling. When warm(or when... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor or Circuit)
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L brake fuse VIN: 1N4BA41EX5
this car came in with a dead battery and i replaced it.now the brake light is on along with the abs light.i checkcked all the fuses and found the brake fuse was blown so i replaced it.and when i hit the break pedal the fuse would blow again.and also none of th...
1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4L Door locks and Dome lights VIN: 1GHDXO6E4V
Vehicle towed into shop for no start, cranks and runs for 2 seconds and kills. I noticed the door locks didn't work and the dome light either. I got a code P1629. I was doing some testing at the BCM connector C1 had 12v at both orange wires but not at the dark...
1987 Pontiac Sunbird 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2JB51K0H
the car runs and drives great some times. But then it will just start runing real bad missing spiting and sometimes it will just die. Then it will be hard to start. then u let it sit and cool down and it will run great agine. thanks jay Trouble codes: 23 (manifold temp too low), 42 (electronic spark timing est problem)
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Taillights and dash lights VIN: 1GMDU03E5X
This vehicle has been acting up on and off for a while according to the customer. The vehicle came into our shop with no tail lights or dash lights, the customer cycled the key on and off 5 times and the lights would flash. I checked the wiring schematic and f...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2HX54K8Y
Customer brought this car in with the complaint that the fuel milage dropped from 30 mpg to 20 mpg. He changed plugs and cleaned the MAF sensor with no improvment. All the codes I found were history codes. No current codes. On my test drive long term and short... Trouble codes: P1602 (Loss of electronic brake traction control module serial data), P1626 (Vehicle theft deterrent fuel enable signal lost), P1811 (Maximum adapt and long shift)
2004 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5Y2SL62814
We have replace the oxygen sensor twice with a AC Delco unit and we continue to get the same code. Found a TSB for a Toyota Matrix for this code but nothing for the Vibe. Tried to get the Toyota deal to re-flash the computer and they were afraid they would blo... Trouble codes: P0133 (slow response oxygen sensor)
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WA607P1AB2
Hi and thanks for taking the time to read this.This car was towed in.I have a stalling problem with this cayanne.Starts fine then stalls after 5 sec of running.fuel presure is good when it runs.power to the pump is lost when it stalls.im looking for the wiring...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Ignition switch VIN: YS3ED48E8Y
Hello Saab techs-wondering if I could pick some brains out there. I've got this 00 9-5 that came in on a hook. At first I could crank it and it would fire for a sec and die. Could here pump coming on when key was turned on. Next day we were going to push it in...
2006 Scion xA 1.5L all 4 brakes VIN: JTKKT62496
Hello fellow technicians, We are having a very strange brake problem with this Scion. The brakes are intermittently staying applied on all 4 wheels. The front brakes got so hot the wheel covers melted and both wheel bearings are making noise. The rubber dust ...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L transmission VIN: 4S3BH68651
Hi Subaru techs. I have this 2001 outback I just pulled the motor and replaced head gaskets on. when pulling the motor I managed to dent the trans oil pan. I removed the trans oil pan and found that one of the solenoids had a connector that got broken. replace...
2002 Subaru Impreza TS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JF1GG65582
Car came in barely running at idle, vehicle hot. car sat for weekend, checked fuel pressure first thing in the morning. KOEO, no prime on gauge, had to turn key off and on 4 times to get 35 psi, start vehicle and you can hear fuel pump moaning in back. with re...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
Code po340 cam sensor circuit keeps popping on I have replaced the cam sensor and checked the timing and it is perfect. I have tested all I know but cant seem to find the problem. I checked the teeth on the crank sensor and they all look fine. I have scoped th... Trouble codes: P0340

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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Top VIN: WUARL48H04
I aquired the owners manual from ALLdata about the top and they had the proper procedure as to open and close manually with the manual handle and it corrected itself. I appreciate all the help. Alldata was not sure they could provide the information.
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L door VIN: WBADT53453
I was able to get the door panel off far enough to get the air bag out. With the bag out, you can get to the plastic cover and break it away to access the latch release.
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4GD22K65
First of all let me thank everyone for so many replies.Everyone zeroed in on possible leaking fuel regulator, or injector. regulator is good, pulled fuel rail and pressurized no leakage. Next concern was spark leakage firing cylinder at wrong time, all wires a...
2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L extended crank VIN: 2G4WB55K82
Thanx to all who sent in their findings. Had the customer leave the car for a couple of days. We checked it whenever we had a chance. Finally caught it acting up. Sure enough there was fuel in the vacuume line to the fuel regulator. Changed it and the customer...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire VIN: W06VR52R1X
It appears that when the trans was removed, the engine tilted just enough to crack the hardened plastic vacuum line to the booster. After smoke testing and shaking the lines, I finally found the problem. Thanks to everyone offering their help.
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Runs rich VIN: 2G1FP22S1S
We have finally got to the bottom of this one, there were several layers of problems. Many of the replies mentioned a problem with the fuel pressure regulator, experience with GM products caused us to check that first thing and it was not leaking. Part of the ...
2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L rear defogger VIN: 1GNDM19X18
hotdamn it's fixed. new control head fixed the issue. the dead 30 amp fuse is the circuit protection for the rear grid that is feed from the control head. thanks to all for the diagrams and insite on this van. with out a wiring diagram your only guessing. than...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Battery VIN: 1GCJK39113
Well this truck is fixed, we looked at the drivers fender under the fuse block that they call the house for the mouse. It was good. Man I would of thought that was the problem NOT. The problem was in the dash i/p cluster, we left the truck set for four days wi...
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L security VIN: 1GNDT13X94
Hello everyone and thanks for the response. After removal of the panels, we found a code alarm remote start system. Found the orange/black wire was tapped into with the yellow wire that was cut completely from the ignition switch with a resistor to make the BC...
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L abs VIN: 1C3XY66ROL
This the BOSCH system and is not under warranty! Itís the more rare system and was only available for a couple years which was replaced by the Bendix which may be under warranty. THE BOSCH SYSTEM DOES NOT HAVE A WARRANTY. I replaced the accumulator and it got ...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Starting VIN: 3C8FY4BB51
I want to thank everyone for their help on this one. I pulled the battery and tray and inspected all wiring with no problems found. I finally decided to go back to the PCM and ordered one from A1-Cardone. I don't have the ability to flash the computer, so I ha...
1990 Dodge Colt GL 1.5L Misfire VIN: JB3CU24XXL
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I finally got fed up with this one and yanked the cylinder head. We found the intake valves just caked with large amounts of heavy dried carbon. We disassembled, cleaned them up and put it back together an...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7HC13Y6V
Thanks to all who replied - I was amazed at how many of you pointed to the battery. I added a battery charger and tried it again, still the same. We read scan data on the Modis watching the battery voltage on the graph while cranking and saw it drop to 6.5v fo...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start, no buss VIN: 3B7HC13Y11
We disconnected everything in line and still had the same problem. NO BUS. After checking all the wiring numerous times and not finding any problems we decided to take a shot and replace the computer. I just hate doing this when we don't have any real confirma...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7HG38N02
Custmer needed his truck back so we released it without fixing. The 4 replies did not help in this case with the problem I was experiencing. In the future I think it might be better not to post a request late on a Friday in hopes of getting a few more replies....
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A4V
Well, we have given this vehicle back to the customer. During the week or so that we had it, it basically "self healed". The last time my tech worked on it, creating the original issue was difficult and he was test driving it at speeds up to 80 mph with no pro... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder 4 flashes).
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34X3U
Well after the long drawn out process of messing with this truck for a car lot,everything that we did actually helped this vehicle but still not totally fixed. It will start when cold but still has a miss until it cleans out,car lot didn't want to put anymore ...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, Rolling Idle VIN: 1FAFP58U22
Thanks for all the help we received on our problem with the '02 ford Taurus. A thanks to Denny from Arizona,for his advice on checking the alternator for AC current(ripple). All that checked out good. Thanks to Steve from Ohio, and John from Massachusetts for...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P34
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L engone VIN: 1FT5X21Y05
thank's for all the responce i recieved,cam's were starved for oil,siezed to head.don't know what could have caused this without further tear down,inspection.customer not in financial position to replace engine right now, will pay my time and have towed home.
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Fuel odor VIN: 1FAFP4N4F7
Many thanks to those that replied. 2 replies suggested evap system leaks and one suggested a fuel rail or injector leak. I hoisted the truck and went over the entire fuel system again and found nothing that I could put my finger on. The symptoms suggest an ev...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P36
finally fixed-the branch tube was cracked at left head.all the replys were helpful but without proper ford tools this engine is a guessing game.replacing branch tube was no picnic either. i pulled engine to do it. would not have had to but made it easier for m... Trouble codes: P2291.
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D66
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L Electronic brake controler VIN: 1GTEK19VX4
Thanks for all of the replies most of you hit it on the head the wire was still taped up in the harness plugged it in and darn it worked LOL thanks again for the help guys everyone out there in IATN land have a good day
2001 Honda Accord LX 3.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1HGCG16401
This is the second situation with blinking instrument cluster lights in the past year, both using the Delphi type alternator. In both cases there was no detrimental effect to the battery or the charging system. We replaced the alternator with an OE Honda unit ...
2002 Honda Insight 1.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: JHMZE14712
The fix was right in front of my eyes. We checked the resistance value at the at the sending unit (full) and it was 12 ohms. We plugged the connector back on and back probed the connector and we still had 12 ohms. We checked the resistance at the back of th...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Dual controls VIN: 1HGCM56653
Thank you all for replying. With the pressure reading way off, I check for temp on the lines. The high side was hot from the compressor to the condenser/dryer but not from the condenser out. Pulled dryer and found black pellets in the output end going into the...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L drivetrain VIN: KM8SC73E83
Hey folks, thanks for all the helpful replys, I have been trying to get this customer back in to check some of the things, but they have been rather elusive. I got a hold of them today and they have decided that the vehicle is still under Hyundia's warrenty th...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JMKCA21A2X
Thanks to all who replied. The manufacture agreed that the cat we installed was bad. Installed new cat and vehicle passed smog. Thanks again.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78SXW
Boy this one had me baffled! It exhibited so many symptons at once and took me a bit of detective work to figure out. I replaced the crank sensor since it seemed to be the most obvious part that causes stalling problems (according to the many IATN Techs sugges...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L power windows, locks, mirrors VIN: 1J4FF48SYL
thanks goes out to members who responded. after pondering, all are probably correct in stating that there is a broken wire in one of the door jamb areas, probably pass. side since i checked drivers side fairly well. unfortunately, my customer totalled his othe...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L suspension VIN: JHN4785634
I found a small rock wedged in between the frame and inner fender. Wow I could not beleive how much noise this made.
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Stall VIN: JT8UZ30C9N
Thanks to all for the replies- the fuel pump ecu has failed. Be carefull on this one- one of the posts on a prior post says if you jump the b+ and fp terminals in the diag box and it runs it needs a engine ecu- this is not the case!! Thanks, Greg and crew
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L front cover VIN: JTJHF10UX1
I would like to thank the 4 professionals who responded. I called the customer and told her what was the next step in fixing the leak. We came to the mutual agreement that she should take it to a trans. specialist or a dealer. We typically don't do that typ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L cooling system VIN: 1LNHM87A61
Thnaks for all the help guys. replaced the t-stat and blead the cooling system according to ford service manual and that fixed my problem no more intermitten overheating issue...thanks
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, TCS OFF LIGHT ON VIN: JM1TA2225S
Alright guys. This car is not fixed, and is out of the shop. Most of the replies said to check the vacuum lines and Ts, but those checked out good. I've checked basically everything that I can at this point, and have not come out with the fix. I even drove it ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No throttle VIN: JGAB54E8WA
Seems to be that our Modus w/euro did not reset the throttle, or at least correctly. No other options were listed on Modus. Our Launch would not communicate with any units. We thought the customer burnt out something so we spent a lot of time testing. Finely, ...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G3NF12E5X
Thanks to all the guys that replied. it ended up being that the rear plenum gasket nylon lock tab was damaged, and sticking up causing a vac. leak, repaired gasket and changed out O2 sensor, and all seems to be working great now. thanks again, I really appreci...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L MIL Lamp on, oil pressure light VIN: 1G3GR64H71
I tried grounding the battery cables together, no effect. Customer doesn't want to spend money, so vehicle is leaving the shop. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0463.
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44R0T
Well to make a long story short, repaired wiring harness for fuel injectors, also has ground for temp & map sensor, suspect coil wire melted into ground causing all these problems! removed fuel injection harness, peeled all the tape and found wires all melted ... Trouble codes: P0340 (no cam signal at pcm), P0351 (Ignition Coil 1 Primary Circuit), P1391 (Intermittent Loss of CMP or CKP).
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