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1998 Acura TL 2.5L Howl,noise at times VIN: JH4UA2657W
Hi Group; This is a emission evap/noise--- that has been on and off for 6 months or better. I have driven this car home this past week and finally got the noise, which also sounds like a really bad ilder pulley bearing, or a/c clutch. Made no difference cold s...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N21
customer complains of when he stomps it to pass, he hears a loud squeal, then car stutters, wants to die, then clears up. confirmed complaint. using pressure tester for cooling system, pressurized intake system, seems like too much boost psi entering crankcase... Trouble codes: P1555 (Value above max charge pressure), P1113
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBACB4316N
Hi, E36 325i, this car idles rough and is running rich at idle, drives normal plenty of power, O2 is switching normal at idle, injector pulse at idle is 4.5 maybe too much, all other sensor seem within range. I smoke tested intake system all good, the oil cap ...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6329S
Hello everybody. This car been at the shop for 4 mounts the customer didn't care, but now he needs the car. I been trying to fix it but now i just dont know what to do next, please help!!. The engine is missin at idle, the check engine light is on with codes 2... Trouble codes: 203 (oxygen sensor control 2), 201 (oxygen sensor control 1)
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L battery VIN: WBAGH83431
This BMW came in with a battery drain that took two days. He would stop driving Friday night and by Monday morning it was dead. Fine all other times. Battery tested fine, There was a code for the front electric radiator fan, we unplugged that. It had a few oth...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Starting VIN: 3G5DA03E54
Vehicle towed in. Engine stalled,No crank.Starter motor(not solonoid)clicks. Removed starter, benched tested ok.Checked loaded voltage at starter positive post,battery voltage minus .5 volt. No voltage/voltage flucuates on solonoid wire when turning ignition t...
2006 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8L release cable VIN: 2G4WC58206
greetings - this LaCrosse "cx" needs a new hood release cable. guess what? i can't open the hood to get at the latch. looks like i may have to punch a hole in the grille to get at the workings. the grille is $300.00. does anyone know a way to get at the latch ...
1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6EL1339L
To all; I have this cherry 1990 eldorado in the shop. The customer had dicovered that one of the egr tubes that stand up in the bores under the trottle body in the bootom of the intake is loose. Not loose enough to pull out,and I don't think it leaks. has anyo...
1977 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L relay VIN: 1Z37X7S447
hello all and thanks for helping. we have isolated the 150ma draw with key off to a relay under center console. we cannot find the function of the relay in any of our schematics. all options seem to function okay with relay out. the relay has 4 pins, 5 wires, ...
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G1YY2183J
Hey all, have a tuned port 5.7 corvette. Has a rough idle after closed loop kicks in. Doesnt run too bad in open loop but not smooth. Will run good in back up spark and fuel mode. Block learn and integrator indicates a rich condition. Plugs are turning black. ...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1G1BL52WXT
Need some help. customer came in with misfire. checked the scanner and had every cylinder missing. The water pump was leaking horribly bad. the plugs and wires were original. along with the cap and rotor. I replaced the water pump and did a full tune up plug,w... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Chevrolet P35 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G347BRR4P
hey guys, this should be an easy one but has me stumped. customer is a beach vender drives vehicle about 2 miles a day. came in complaining of surging idle and stalling. checked fuel pressure when the vehicle would surge pressure would fluctuate between 40 an...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GCFK19T8X
Thanks in advance for your help. I mistakenly thought this one was going to be simple. This commercial customer came in and stated this truck overheats and they replaced the water pump, fan clutch, and less recently the radiator. The radiator came in hemmoragi...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L gauges, lights VIN: 1GNDT13W3X
This Blazer has intermittent gauge & lamp malfunctions, when the problem is occurring no communication is possible with any modules. Oil pressure, tach, & volt gauges still work, temp & fuel gauges inoperative, (batt, low fuel, security, ABS, & SES) lamps are ...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L lower control arm VIN: 1GNEK13R7Y
Car came in with pulling problems and customer compained of right front tire hitting on full left turns . Found very loose gear box & pitman arm ( nothing obvious with tire hitting problem ) but can hear tire rubbing on full left turn and can see where tire wa...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Gauges VIN: 1G1ND52J42
Help! Above vehicle is from friends used car inventory. The junction box 10 amp fuse for BCM power blows killing gauges and BCM controlled outputs- but only when he's trying to sell the car. The one that goes is fuse 37 in underhood junction box. He installed ...
2002 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L No Start VIN: IY1SK5280R
Vehicle came into shop after second coil replacement as a no start condition. We are able to start the vehicle for 1 second then it loses the injector pulse. We will replace the coil under warranty again but need to find out why they are burning out and get th... Trouble codes: P1300
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L engine VIN: 2G1WH55K72
Car does not start right away, sometime you need to crank for several seconds before it starts. Checked codes with Modius scanner, codes P0128 & P0502. Replaced VSS and connector, coolant temp shows T-stat operation is good.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L 3/4 shift VIN: 1GCHK29183
if you clear code p0776 than test drive trans will work fine untill pcm commands 4th gear,will neutral out than shift back to third and stay there untill code reset. pulled pan and found no metal or clutch material,fluid burned slightly i suppose from 3rd gear...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L rear windows inop. VIN: 1GNFK16T24
Both rear windows inoperative and the cancel switch is not on "he he". Power and ground is fine to both rear switches. This system runs through body control module and "down" "up" inputs can be seen when pressing master switch but no recognized when pressing r...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No hydroboost assist VIN: 1GCHK23G84
OK guys this is one of those deals and i feel rather stupid by such a simple problem but here it goes. This truck came in with a power steering pump noise and the complaint of while setting with the brake applied the power steering was only good for about one ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L 2-1 downshift VIN: 1GCHK232X4
This is my own truck. The trans shifts and works great with no other problems. Except when you are coming to a stop it feels like it waits till you are almost stopped and then it shifts down to 1st. When it shifts down it does so abrubtly and it almost feels l...
2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.5L abs VIN: 1GCDT13656
Truck came in with ABS light on. Pulled codes came back with coo35 L/F speed sensor. Teast drove with scan tool. L/F speed sensor dropping out. R/F and rear equal. Replaced L/F speed sensor, no change. Went threw GM diagnostic for c0035 and everthing good. No ...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L rollover sensor VIN: 1GCEK13M17
Help Guys I have this 2007 Silverado 1500 the customer bought wrecked (no warrenty ) with air bag module blown We installed a new SRM cleared codes & it came up with a internal error in rollover sensor. So I got a new ROS from GM and installed it (pinged it) a...
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Stall VIN: 2C3AA63H25
every time you fill the vehicle with gas it stalls out for the 20 minutes and the rest of the tank it doesnt occur again until you fill with gas there is no codes present or pending
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: B7HF16Z9WS
When truck first came in, when warmong up, the closed loop counter on scanner would count down. as it approached closed loop it ran very lean, idle air control surged to maintain run. If it didnt die, as soon as the counter timed out , it would instantly snap ...
2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L sensors VIN: 2B3HD56J7Y
i have added a ground to all individual sensor and it did not make any difference also added a pcm ground also no results stayed the same i do have a good power and ground at the pcm yet this vehicle shows high sensor voltage and runs very rich i have contacte...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7MC33641
this is for all the cummins techs. this truck is giving me headaces. truck came in with a no start. checked to find no fuel pressure. replaced the transfer pump. cranked right up. test drove it down the road and it stalled. it took alot of cranking to get it s...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 2D7KB31Z73
Hi and thanks in advance for any help on this one. This van came in as a no start. Customer said it has been acting up on damp days. There's a code P0351 (Ignition Coil Primary Circuit). We're getting coil positive and a dim coil negative (12 volts, but dim wi... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition Coil Primary Circuit)
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L cluster inop VIN: Z63J517159
Vehicle came in for tuneup on extremley cold[-30] day. Replaced sparkplugs ,cap, and dist rotor only . Went to road test and noticed no dash lights,or cluster illumination ,no guages , tach, wipers,door locks,headlights ,signal lights,and int.lights. No mileag...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Cuts out, power loss VIN: WD1PD94425
Customer has owned this since new. He says that climbing a hill (we are in the mountains) it will loose power and almost feels like a turbo. if he pulls over and shuts it off or stops, then takes off a again then everything is fine. He did say that he has hear... Trouble codes: P0299
1985 Ford Bronco Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FALSEVINF
Guys, can somebody tell me a good an accurate way to check the coil pikup (crank) on this ford with TFI IV ignition system.and i mean bench check, without the ignition module, i tought i only needed power and ground on the sensor and i would be able to se a pa...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP53S3T
Hey Guys, This car came in with check engine light on and 2 codes (P0171 & P0174) fuel trims Long Term were about 16% & 18%. Hooked up smoke machine and found 2 leaks, (one out of EGR gasket & other coming out of hose going to EVAP.) Fixed both of them and tri... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, intermittin VIN: 1FTRX07W9X
the misfire comes and goes one min it runs fine the next its misfireing bad only on #7 the computer doesnt even pick up the miss all the time. timing is all over the place on the scanner fuel trim is going crazy on bank 2 also ive been messing with this truck ... Trouble codes: P0307
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE2429X
I need to resynch the CMP. The mark on crack pully has no describtion. Only shows l,,,l,,,l. Is the middle one the TDC. thanks any info. Alldata has no info on it. Trouble codes: P1309
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start, NO P/W VIN: 2FMZA5145X
hi guys wont start problem fuel pressure gauge shows 38-43 psi no p/w at the injectors no spark. crank is ok anti theft system was reprogramed, their is power and ground at the dlc conector, power in the #16 and ground signal at #4 & #5. power and ground at th...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P41
Vehicle came in with P0171 code, no ther driveability concerns. No stalling, poor idling or running. Fuel pressure ok, smoked for leaks at intake, checked for vac leak sources, none found. LTFT 25 at idle- normal operating temp. within normal range cold @idle.... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank1 code), P0731
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No MIL Lamp VIN: 1FAFP4043Y
This Mustang has no MIL light on ever.If I make a code,the scanner says it has a code and the scanner says the MIL is on,but the MIL is not on.I can not find a wiring diagram that shows the MIL light.What powers up the MIL light?This is a new I/P cluster and i...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, extended crank VIN: 1FTNF21F9Y
7.3l extended crank. starts when icp hits 500psi after thirty secs? verified pressure with mech gauge. icp spikes to 3550psi when start occurs and settles to 600-700psi. ipr percentage goes to 65% before start. hpop resevoir is full of oil. heads are full when...
2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU84P01
After I replaced the cam synchronizer I drove vehicle 10 miles and the mil lamp came on code P1309.Checked the engine , it was on #1 cylinder top dead center comp. stroke, is their anything I am missing here ? The engine runs runs perfect. Took it for emission... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire detection monitor is not enabled)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56S91
the tune up seemed to clear up the majority of misfiring issues last week. I still has a somewhat intermittant misfire at idle, only with ac on and transmisssion in drive. the way people around here spend most of their time in the car. If you turn ac off, and ...
2002 Ford f650 5.9L Surge VIN: 1F25MN5642
Hi i know this is the wrong place for this post but maybe someone can help I have 2002 Ford F650 with a cummins 5.9 diesel engine code mid 128 sid 233 fmi 9, the engine goes as high as 1500rpm can it be the injector pump or is it the ecm? no other codes and th...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L High Pressure Oil Pump VIN: 1FTNX21P24
Greetings All, Thanks for considering this challenge. There is a 12mm plug on the L side of the HPOP that blew out causing low oil pressure at idle. Been unable to connect with a Ford technical rep to discuss this issue and what caused it to happen? This 6.0 (...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Alternator VIN: 1FTPX12584
Guy's I really need some FORD help! 2004 F150 5.4L Towed in. Charged battery, started engine, tested charging system. No charge 12.4 V at battery. Replaced alt with MOT GLV-8579-RM . Started engine, charging 14.3V at battery all good. BUT the dash still says c...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L44
vehicle came in w/acceleration problem at freeway speeds no power and vehilce would stall at stops, we checked fuel pressure and pressure is too high 100psi specs. are 55psi. we replaced fuel pressure regulator, fuel filter and fuel pump assembly and made no d... Trouble codes: P2198, P0172, P0175
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L push rods VIN: 1GTHK23152
To the Duramax techs out there. This is the first DMax that we have done any major work on. It came in with the typical smoking with rough idle, which indicates bad injectors. We ordered a set of 8 from out GM dealer and replaced them. The job went well overal...
2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L stabilitrac VIN: 1GKET16S86
I have a code c0455 front steering position sensor circuit malfunction. The service stabilitrac light comes and goes, there is no reason to it. Other than replacing that sensor is there any issues that are known about this code or anything I should know before...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L airbag light on VIN: 1HGEM22934
retrieved airbag code 3-6, can't find definition for code or where to start. please can someone help know what the definition for that code is . used alldata
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E74
hey guys, my shop-key component locator does not show the canister close valve (CCV) location on this vehicle, shop-key faxed me a picture but it was to dark to see so i thought somebody out there might know exactly where this thing is located, any tips on dia... Trouble codes: P0446
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L no shift VIN: JACDJ58X3X
performed a fluid transfer 3000 miles ago, and now, their is no trans shift. It has reverse, and first gear, and thats it. it has four codes, p0405, p1404, po405, and p0101. three for EGR, and one for MAF. nothing related to trans. fluid was full when I checke...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW68N4X
truck has a new air temp sensor from mopar . coolant sensor always reads fine on scan tool from otc . truck had a tps fault also last week . i replaced the clock spring for that code & it didnt come back .air temp reads 0 degs at times when its 70 degs out . t... Trouble codes: P0113, P0118
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L no 4/3 downshift VIN: 1J8GL58K02
We're unable to test as per manual as we don't have the Chrysler tool required. We did ohm the circuits between TCM and Valve Body ok. PCM 36 and 60 and TCM 9 to trans connector 16. All OK. When trans tries to shifts from 4th to 3rd it will buck once hard then...
2003 Jeep cherokee 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GME8553
Vehicle has come in with high fuel consumption ( 17 to 20 mpg). apparently it used to do 35mpg ?? no other complaints, no codes stored, no excess smoke, runs fine. Has been serviced recently. any ideas?
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Interior Lights VIN: 1J8G868JX4
Hi All I've got a customer with Interior lights that don't function as well as a rear wiper that won't opperate. Fuse #8 RRWIPE (15amp) is blown and is constantly shorting, all others seem to be OK. I've unpluged the rear wiper and this makes no difference to...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA72301
Fuel pump is not working.I tested both the main and fuel pump relays, both are good. The problem is there is no ground at the relays to turn them on. I did a contenuity test on both relay grounds and found a carroded wire under the battery for the main relay, ...
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: KNAGD12842
hello everyone.i have this kia that fail the smog test on hi.nox by 1706.i've inspect the emision before\after an b1bc the co is at 6% an on the b2bc is at 1% an the nox are super high on b1 or b2
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73375
This unit came in with a check engine light. Codes P0300, P0302, P0304, & P0306. The enine seems to idle a little rough but goes away immidiattly off of idle. Runs great down the road just idles rough. Did a smoke test and found a vac. hose on the right rear o... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple miss fires), P0302 (miss fire 2 cylinder), P0304 (miss fire 4 cylinder), P0306 (miss fire 6 cylinder)
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G8Y
thank you in advance 4 any help u might provide. after the sensors were replace the cel came back on the next day.I check the 25 amp fuse,the ralay that suplys voltage to both sensors heaters,and the wiring all seems to be ok. I got battery system voltage at t... Trouble codes: P1135, P1155
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L steering wheel turned VIN: JT8BD69S32
This is the wife's car and when I drove the car last weekend I noticed a pull to the right when driving. Today I got in the car and the steering wheel is now pointing to the 1:30 position and the tires seem to have exess negative camber and squeal when turned ...
2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X95
i check everything in the manual the anything i have no checked is a new computer. when i checked automatic sencondary air in the utility program it always pass and everything is ok in the test. Trouble codes: 1242 (secondary air injection system switching valve no.2 bank 1 stuck close)

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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L unknown VIN: WBAHE61010
At the end of the story, considering the way problem was happenig, most of replies pointed to head/gaskets or radiator. I had check radiator in a radiator shop. It was ok. After removing heads I found 2 broken bolts on left head and one in the right head. Be...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS module VIN: WBACN5333X
The abs module was recoded and still had a many misc. problems. I got a different abs module and had it coded at J&B Euro Tech in new Brighton MN (thanks Seth). Now all is fixed. the code 88 was a false code. But the steering still does the strange shifting...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L abs VIN: 5UXFB33563
Thank you all for all the wonderful replies. Customer ended out to lose the faith in us because we took too long to find the problem. I had the suspicion about the air suspension all this time, he ended out to take the vehicle to the BMW dealer and they only ...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start
Thank you for all the ideas. Michael from California had the right idea of a bad connector. I kept checking coolant temp readings and finally found it reading -38 celcius. Repaired poor connector and vehicle has been fine for two weeks. Poor conection at temp...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Unknown VIN: W06VR52R0V
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L head gasket VIN: 1G6KY5497W
Thanks for all the replys, thank god I was informed about headbolt tread kits, I revised the headgasket estimate to customer and he decided not to fix car. good for me, was not looking foward to this job, Thanks Again
1991 Chevrolet R3500 Silverado 7.4L lock up VIN: 1GCHR33N3M
thanks to all that replied back, particularly those who said check that distributor out. the bushing was worn out causing a erratic timing signal to the pcm, there for the pcm was turning the lock up solenoid on and off. would of never found the problem caus...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L engine VIN: 1GBKC54F6R
hey thanks for all of the help it was the pdm and thanks for the tips on the cable.
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDXO3E9X
Thank god this van is fixed, Thanks to Larry, James, Timothy and Alex each gave good info. Alex was very close, I learned i need to test each code pulled. Both circuits were getting batt voltage, but once i plugged in the cam sensor, i would lose batt voltage ... Trouble codes: P336, P341.
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L no communication VIN: 1GNDT13S62
Thank you so much for the replies. David and Deke nailed it. I had looked at the tail gate wiring early on and did not see any damage but after receiving the replies I looked again but more extensivly. I did a voltage drop on the ground circuit when running an... Trouble codes: U1000, U1016, U1088, U1301, U1305, U1064.
2004 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCDT13X64
Well the replies indicating to chk the alt. wave form made sense to me, I did chk it under load and no load and all checked out just fine. The next day the customer came in and told me he traded the truck in. I don't have any more to offer. i would have liked ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor Circuit), P0341 (Cam Sensor Circuit).
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13T45
Hello Fellow Tech.'s Well this one is fixed. I would like to thank each and everyone who responded so quickley. To Curtis from Texas and to Jon from Oklahoma, I did Check the fuel pressure regulator and it was good thank you both very much for responding. Ki...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S75
Thanks for all the replies to this problem. Thanks Johnathan for the bulletin on the intake valves. This turned out to be the problem. The customer is going to see if chevrolet will help him with this problem. I did find a bulletin on Colorados with the 2.8 ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0014.
2003 Chrysler 300M Special 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE76K03
Thanks to all. I had to wait because of the intermitant nature of the problem.the opinion of all 11 replys was to replace the after market cam and crank senser with oem parts. I did and all is well. Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor).
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18N63
replaced tps with ome got rid of hesitation,but still have mil lite on same two codes.THANKS GUYS Trouble codes: P0307, P0032.
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L cruise control VIN: 1FALP13P3V
Hello Group, Obviously this is not a factory cruise set up. I guess I was hoping it was maybe a dealer installed one. There were no controls on the steering wheel, just the handle on the side of the steering column. The servo actually has a Ford part # on it a...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Odometer/Trip VIN: 1FALP45X7V
Okay, I finally got the car back in for a little while and pulled the cluster out, removed the speedometer and found the stepper motor that runs the 'mechanical' odometers (this car has an odo built into the speedo and a trip odo built into the tach) gear sets...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FMRU1763W
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P9Y
Well it seems that the majority vote is a valve/seat issue,I agree. After I posted originally I did think to stick a vacuum gauge on it while performing the TSB procedure (rev to 2800 for 1 min. and check for misfire when it reaches idle) and when it was misfi... Trouble codes: 0304 (cyl 4 misfire).
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMZU73W92
I appreciate all the help I tried replacing shifter motor and checked to shaft. The shaft was fine new motor didn't make a difference. The customer decided that he didn't care if it had four wheel drive or not and took the vehicle. Sorry it took so long for...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Boggs Down VIN: 1FTPW14545
I found a wiring harness shorting on the exhaust manifold and a harness from the PCM chaffing on the AC line but did not cure the bogg problem. I was advised to have the PCM updated and then CAM reset by a Ford Technician. He also said the MAF sensor can caus... Trouble codes: P0301.
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSS34P46
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L window regul VIN: 1HGCD5650V
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. The vehicle is repaired and out the door. I believe that everyone who replied were right in their suggestions in one way or another. Scott, Len, John, Jon, Brian, and Chris suggested the Dorman regulator was at faul...
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Battery Light VIN: 2HGES26883
Customer "had to" have the car back. It does charge poroperly, however, the batt light is still on. As per the replies I've recieved, I have gone over that info to no avail. Alternator ground and power wire good, new eld and Honda alternator. Multplex system c...
2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KMHJG25FOY
i would like to thank all that replied to this post! i appreciate all the help!! replacing the front and rear engine mounts fixed the bad vibration, really the main problem mount was the rear engine mount. one way to help the next guy who has a simular problem...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L evaporator VIN: IJ4GZ58S1W
Well, it looks like the concensus is that the dash needs to come out. I was hoping for a quick fix but you know how that goes. If it was easy, everybody would be doing it. Thanks for all the replies, it was very helpful. This is a great forum I have to say, ev...
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1FY459U91V
thank you for all the help Ed from Min. nail this one it was the module locate under steering column . i open the module and yes there is a loose soldering on the circuit board resolder and it work fine thank you ED and all tech you guy are#1
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Gauges VIN: 1LNHM87A9Y
Sorry for the wait...wanted to make sure this one was fixed. A new battery which was only available through Ford fixed this car.
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L a/c clutch VIN: 1N6ED27T7Y
Thanks to all 5 respondents...I appreciate you taking the time to help me out! This Frontier was fairly easy to fix once the the lines of communication were cleared up. Michael from Florida was right about the Thermo control amplifier being the problem, but Ja...
1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4L Door locks and Dome lights VIN: 1GHDXO6E4V
I replaced the BCM and so far the problem has been fixed. I drove it around myself for 3 days and no problem. Thank you for your help.
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2WP12K8V
This one is fixed. First off I just want to thank EVERYONE who took the time to read my problem! So the first thing I had tried was the 3x ppl/wht wire to trigger the injector with a noid light hooked up, no change. So I went with my gut feeling and reinsta...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2NG12E8Y
Thanks to Tim from Wisconsin. Who would have thought that I could have 2 Sensors (Standard Motor Products) that were BAD right out of the box? I installed an ACDelco sensor and all is well. This one drove me NUTS. What I think I had initially were 2 separa... Trouble codes: P0336, P0300.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52F12
thanks to all who replied, you tips were very usefull. crank sensor had checked out ok, also performed pass key reset to no avail. the pink wire at the ignition control module never lost signal, the catch is it was only at 6.8v with the key on, as was the fuel...
1981 Porsche 928 4.5L Exclamation point VIN: WPOJA0923B
Well the shop I was working with gave up on this one. Seems the intermittent and very fast flash of the light was pretty tough to pin down. Thanks for all the replys.
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L internal engine VIN: 5GZCZ63B63
Customer was offered options of teardown and oil system inspection and repair, used and new short blocks. Vehicle remains in our lot (neighbor and long time customer) until decision and or funds become evident. I will post any results when it comes to fruitio...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
I want to thank you all for your help! I have fixed this one with the oddest fix yet for me. Like I said I had checked everything and replaced everything. What I finally noticed about the car was how slow it cranked over. I should have said something at first ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TDZT34A53
Thanks again to all who replied. I learned an expensive lesson, but even us Ford guys will learn eventually. Ordered replacement ECU from dealer, starts right up. Next time I will be there when Toyotas are being reflashed. thanks again.
2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L Warning Light VIN: JT2BK12U23
I received a few replies on this problem. Most recommended sending this car to the dealer or inquired further. When the hybrid systems have a problem, the dealer is the only way to go (hybrid system faults are not recorded in Generic OBD II). None of our sc...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, NOISE VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
hey! well i got spark back to # 1 and 6 at coil. i checked sig from ecm to coil it has pwr and ground on the outer wires on plug end to coil, and the 3 wires in middel are the drivers, 1 for each pair. i had sig on 2 of em but 1 was dead. i pulled the ecm plug... Trouble codes: P0300, P301, P0302, P0303, P304, P0306.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSE61J62
Thank you to everyone that responded, just about all of you said the same thing, update the coolant temp sensor with the green one and replace the thermostat with oem. I did both and put several miles on the car and it appears to be repaired. Thanks again for ... Trouble codes: P3081 (coolant temp too low).
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