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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L fuel VIN: JH4DC548X2
Hi group,I have this car(my own car and I can not fix it ! )2002 acura rsx,usually cold in am and if the car sits for few hours will not start.I have narrowed it down to no fuel.after a few tries the car starts and I can drives it with no problem.I have change...
1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L rear end VIN: WBAGD832XP
this bmw 740il will act like it has brakes locked up when you let it set, and then try to drive it away. it will back up fine, but when you try and go forward, then it just humps up. if you give it lots of gas, it will brake loose, and be fine the rest of the ...
1997 BMW 328is 2.8L wipers VIN: WBABG2329V
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L oil in coolant VIN: WBAAM5342Y
hi let me tell you a little about this car came to me from another shop they did not want to work on it but it came from California they said the coolant was good to -5 well hear in MN. it was 30 below zero know it has oil in coolant runs OK i suspect oil cool...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L radio VIN: 5UXFA53513
Thanks in advance to all who respond. I have a 2003 X5 with an intermittent electrical concern. Originally came in with a complaint of radio inop and a blown fuse 73 in rear compartment. Replaced fuse, blew. Installed known good relay in place of K3 relay, fus...
1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L headlights VIN: 2G4WB54T2M
Well this is my Mom's car so it has got to be fixed. Whenever you have the headlights on and you put it in gear (any where other than park) the headlights shut off. This car does not have DRL's. I checked the park brake switch and that is not it. I have search...
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L door locks,horn VIN: 1GC4W54K0Y
i need help again,this one has got me,its my mothers car so i got to fix this one.the door locks ,lock and unlock going down the road and or stopped.turn car off locks un lock, turn key on doors lock ,open door horn goes off cant cut horn off ,it goes off by i...
2001 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L daytime running lights and tail lights VIN: 1G4CU54121
I have a 2001 park ave that the daytime running lights come on with key off intermitently lights come on for 10 seconds then off I have the headlight switch out, the bcm out, the rap out and the lights still come on have tried 3 different lamp control modules ...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L electrical system VIN: 1G6KY5495X
hi everyone. this car had water damage from clogged sunroof drain tube. signs of moisture damage.(we corrected) "every" ground connection replaced.(bumper to bumper) air bag light on due to water damage to module under seat. abs traction lights on. charge ligh...
2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L won't take fuel VIN: 1GYEK63N54
i have a caddy coming in tuesday 03/17/09 she states it is extemetly slow to re-fill w/ fuel. i'm thinking evap problem. but open to all suggestions. thanks in advance-bob
1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L air bag VIN: 1GCEC14HX5
ive checked everything on this vehicle and i think i'm missing something. is this the same as resistance high like the air bag being open, or problem with the derm. vehicle never been on an accident. mitchell is very vague on diagnosing code 23. any help would...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L readiness VIN: 1GCDT19W7Y
This is a fleet vehicle, came in for inspection , and we have Not Ready Evap, EGR, and Catalytic, we didn't have the battery off prior nor did anyone reset the codes etc,, found the Thermostat stuck open on 1st drive cycle ride, changed the thermostat now we g...
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 5.7L Column Lock VIN: 1G1YY12S72
I work primarily with older classic cars for a private collector. He bought this ZO6 and has been driving it for a while. 2 weeks ago a message came up on the dash display that says "Service Column Lock". I contacted my local Chevy dealer and they couldn't/wou...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L no start VIN: 1GNDT13S22
Three months ago the customer jump started the vehicle backwards. Customer replaced the 125 amp fuse. We first saw the vehicle two months ago for an engine knock. We installed a used engine and the vehicle left out. Two weeks after, we towed the vehicle in for...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1GCJK33143
At Idle only intermitant it puffs grayish white smoke, temp is good, coolant hasn't dropped. has good power good gas milage, and not using oil. Had a code po234 boost sensor for turbo. Air filter at one time was sandy on outside only. Any Help would be appreic... Trouble codes: P0234
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGG29U93
I am third in line looking at this van. The complaint is an intermitant high idle (varies from 1500-3400 RPM). The van has gone weeks at a time with no issues and will also act up for ten key cycles straight. I have inspected the wiring trouble spots - left fr... Trouble codes: P0507
2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G1ZT64844
Hello: this problem is very intermitant, and only occurs when trying to start the vehicle. At one time we had no fuel pressure when cycling the key or cranking, when adding starting fluid the car runs until the starting fluid is burned and then dies. While tes... Trouble codes: U2108, U2109, U2111, U2105, B1380 (Ign. sw. accesary power grounded), P1626 (Pass key III)
2005 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5C042 6.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBE5C1225
I have a 2005 tow truck (topkick). having problems with #7 injector constantly getting clogged. I have replaced once, and cleaned once a month. It's always #7. In the nipple part, where it sits in the motor, it fills up with black, carbon gunk, causing it not ...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L Steering VIN: 1G1AK52F55
HELLO, We have a 05 cobalt with intermitant no power steering. has happened to customer 3 times in last 2 days. We have not been able to duplicate on our test drive yet. only codes in car are a u0101 communication problem with trans module. we can not pull ste...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19Z47
Truck came in with check engine light on. Code po449. With tech 2 toggling vent valve - It would not click or work. Ohm'd out vent valve & was over 1 million ohms. Changed part & now clicks/works GREAT. Cust. picked up truck & code resets(449)- Checked all wir... Trouble codes: P0449
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H4S
hello to all you technicans out there.i've got this 95 2.5 driving me a little crazy.i have no spark or injector signal.i have power to everything.but,no signal.i go to the crank sensor. i have 8.66 volts on pcm+ and less than an ohm on ground side, i have 4.9... Trouble codes: P0320
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 2C3HC56F5V
Tried new input & output sensors.Checked wires from tcm to sensors. symtoms= Car bucks,jerks after warm up speedometer goes crazy @ same time. After warm up speedometer still goes crazy setting still only if put in drive.
2000 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Starting VIN: 4C3AG52HX1
I installed a reman. transmission and now I am getting no crank. Checked all fuses, relay, battery voltage and tested starter. Tech tried crossing solenoid engine turned over. Checked linkage on trans hooked up and not.
2005 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L none VIN: 1C3EL45G35
hi guys, this vehicle keep setting p2098, no apparent driveability symptoms. no vacuum leaks, data looks good, o/2 sensor circuit tested good with 5v disconnected and 2.5 jumped out. changing sensor made no difference at all, 2 trip code sets within a day. che... Trouble codes: P2098
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Blower motor power module VIN: 2B3HD56J7W
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions and wisdom. This auto came in with the blower running on high speed anytime the key was on. Diagnosed it to have a bad Power Module and replaced it to cure the problem. Six months later the same problem,same diagnosis, s...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L temp VIN: 1D7HU18NX2
Hello again guys, have this truck which has been a thorn in my side. In Dec.was in for poor heat driver side pass would cook you. We took the heater box out and all doors good nothing broken. Customer took old core and had it flushed at rad shop because in Win...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Interior VIN: 1B3EL46X72
Hello fellow techs, 02 stratus. Customer came in said she hit a big bump. Instrument cluster went inoperative. No gauges work. The digital odometer shows 0. The PRNDL works shifting through the gears fine. We checked grounds and power to the cluster. They are ...
2004 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1D4GP25384
Van won't crank or start engine cranks when I jumper wire the starter relay in the integrated power module but still won't start scaner has no communication with the pcm and tcm but communicats with bcm. Ignition switch seems to work ok the first time this hap...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KS28C76
Hell Group, Thank you in advance! Your time and expertise is not taken for granted. This truck was towed in as a no start. Although we have not seen any newer Dodge fuel systems (diesel), we have serviced diesels for some time. Our biggest dilemma is lack of... Trouble codes: P0111 (intake air temp performance)
1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B5R
hey guys. I have a 94 probe 2.5 L. Customer says was driving and started loosing power until it stalled. wouldnt restart. Has weak fire. I replaced distributor with new cap and rotor twice. Still the same. Plugs flood, in seconds. If I disconnect Injector rail...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L hard fill VIN: 1FTCR11X8R
thanks in advance for your help. this ranger failed the functional evap part of CA smog check. smoke test led me to replace the vent valve on the tank and the fuel filler hose. it then passed and we sent it home. it came back for a hard to fill concern the nex...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
Thanks for taking the time to read this. the original complaint was an int no start and uncontrolled idle. the only code was for idle control. after diagnosing, replaced the pcm, and the idle acted normal. we were going to ship it and suddenly, it wouldn't sta...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHW25G6V
We have this 97 f-250, that came in with intermittent crank and no start, also had complaint of intermittent cut out while driving. We ran the problem down as being a bad ecm. Had good PIP signal to ecm, other inputs ok, had no output from ecm to ignition modu...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L ABS light VIN: 2FTFX28L2V
I've got an ABS and Brake light on, RWAL system, with a code 4 in the system memory. I have very little information about what the code really means, only what Alldata has. I went through the diagnosis procedure and it pinpointed an ABS module. I normally don'...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L high idle VIN: 1FMZU34E0X
I got this one in with CEL on and needing a state inspection. Codes were P0172, P0171, and P0174. Found air leak at MAF sensor(clamp loose). Fixed it, cleared codes and did drive cycle and state inspection. Idle was rough and customer agreed to tune up since...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 3FALP11131
I have a 1999 ford escort that the cooling fan runs all the time with the battery hooked up. It runs with the temp. sensor unplugged.The CCRM was replaced by the customer with no change.It still runs with the PCM unplugged.It sounds like a short in the harness...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L battery goes dead VIN: 2FMZA51482
hi i have to pull fuses 1,9,12,115,and 119 to get draw to go away i have not seen where these tie in together if any one has seen similar issue please help tried disconrcting modules under dash with no response draw still there i dont have much hair left to pu...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L transfer case VIN: 1FDWF37S54
HI all,need some advice on this one.This truck came in with costomer complaining of loud groan in 4x4 only.I test drove and sure enough when i shifted into 4 loud groan noise right away.(manual floor shift)I ran the truck on the lift and noise sounded like it ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L coolant VIN: 1FDWW37PX5
vehicle is still putting small amount of what appears to be deisel into degas bottle, a powerstroke tech advised to disconnect the right and left bank fuel lines and pressurise the system with shop air to check for air bubbles in degas bottle, none was found. ...
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GTEC19T7X
thanks in advance.i was just wondering if that code could have anything to do with this random miss.i have checked fuel pressure okay,also cleaned out maf.misfire was on cylinder's 134578 at first after i cleaned maf no misfies on any cylinder,but to me it;s n... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0463 (fuel level sencor high or open)
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GKET16S73
Was towed in no start, all normal diag performed first fuel pressure and compression in spec, injector pulse and spark on all cyl. Replaced spark plugs due to extreme carbon fouling. Codes P0622, P1523, and U1000 stored in memory but not current codes. Clear c... Trouble codes: P1120, P1220
1995 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JAACL11L1S
Hello! First off my book list 3 descriptions for this code 33 depending on the year. This truck will start and drive great when cold. After 10 or 15 minutes it will start to fall on its face. Will not idle, as if idle is so low it dies. If I hold the throttle ... Trouble codes: 33 (Fuel injector ciruit fault - output terminal open or grounded), 33 (Fuel injector ciruit fault - output terminal open or grounded), 33 (Fuel injector ciruit fault - output terminal open or grounded)
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA71C74
hi, i have a 2004 jaguar xj8. came in with check engine light for a po442, evap emissions control leak detected (small) also a p0105 manifold absolute pressure/barometric pressure. smoke checked for the MAP sensor code and found nothing. also smoke checked the...
1994 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L Starting VIN: 1J4FY19P2R
New customer brought vehicle in with a no start, no crank problem. He states that it will start some days and others it won't. We have had it for a week and cannot duplicate the problem. The customer does not want to take it home in fear that it will not start...
1983 Jeep CJ7 4.2L hard start VIN: 1JCCN87AXD
Hello all. Heres the short story. This is really a 83 cj. We put a reman engine in last november. We also installed the Mopar fuel injection kit so we have a new computer, wire loom, distributor and all sensors. The thing ran great when we got done and it stil...
2003 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1J4FA29143
Hello, I have This jeep with A 2.4 liter came in with a serious misfire. 2 spark Plug wires were open(2 and 3)Customer said it just happened.Dont know how accurate this statement Is. I followed the diag tree and it points to A bad computer. I called dealer ... Trouble codes: P0352
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L front making noise VIN: 1J8HR58NX5
just wondering if anyone has hit alot of transfer cases for noise like bearing under acell or front ends did take sample of ft dif and transfer case. oil looks like dif is clean but the transfer has a good bit of metalic. trying to see if there is a normal tha...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNY2242A
I have a Land Rover freelander that is a intermittent no start. The vehicle will just crank over and it does not have spark or fuel injector pulses. I have tested the crank sensor the wave form on the sensor looks good (customer has replaced crank sensor wit...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Parking Assist VIN: SALMF15476
Code for parking assist, (no number) ultrasonic sensor voltage problem. Information is limited that I have found. Any help would be appreciated, where to go next.
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L center support planetary and one way clutch VIN: JT8UF11ENL
I am retired now and living in stlucia caribbean. One retired tech started working on this transmission and had to return to Boston because he has kidney problems. I inherited this trans all parts in a box disassembled. I am tring to put it together and I am A...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Stall VIN: JM1BJ2223X
Hello folks, we have a Protege here that fills the charcoal canister with fuel. The catch can on the firewall also fills when the Purge Solenoid is running. Anyone know of any common failures for this? vent cut valve,canister cut valve? The fuel filler tube is... Trouble codes: P0170 (System Too Rich)
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA45A7C
Hello all thanks for your time. Client towed this in to my shop it had been sitting because he couldn't drive it, had 9k worth of work done at the dealer but still would not idle. Dark black carbon soot in exhaust stalled very easily. Very poor idle vacuum thi...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L takes long to start VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
Customer complained that car takes too long to start we connected a fuel pressure gauge started the car found a good pressure of 45 psi and as soon as i turned off the engine pressure goes down to zero psi immediately.I replaced the fuel filter but it did not ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L key/locking VIN: 4JGAB57E94
I am hoping someone can help me program the new key for this vehicle so the central locking features work from the key. Key starts vehicle fine. This key is the switchblade variety. I would also like to know if my Launch X431 will assist in this programming. ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 3.5L overdue VIN: X78RO25067
do not have STAR Diagnostics to reset "service A". Owners manual has no reset procedure. Is it possible to reset without Mercedes Benz software ? thank you all
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L transfer case VIN: 4M2ZU86K42
customer complains on turns vehicle binds and drags the tires we changed the differential fluids and the transfer case fluid and installed limited slip additive we still have the same results we think the problem is the transfer case but we are open to suggest...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Revrese, 1-2 shift, 2-3 shift VIN: WMWRC33474
Hello All, We have this 04 Mini that does not like to shift into reverse when cold and slips always 1-2,2-3 upshifts. Also, when coming to stop vehicle goes to neutral. Once you accelerate again you can feel trans slip/bump into gear. If you hold RPMs up at s...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L no start, no crank VIN: JNIHJ01F0P
I unplugged ECM, ignition lock cyl, A/T control unit, antitheft uit, time control unit, auto seat belt control unit, digital touch entry unit, radio, clock, pwr switches to pass. door, harness to drivers door, trunk switchs (both), pwr antennae, all unplugged ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L soft pedal VIN: JN8DR09YX1
hello everyone i need help on this pathfinder i cannot get a brake pedal there is no air in system i have change the master cyclinder twice with brand new ones i have changed steel brake line to rear lever compation valve above rear end i still cannot get a ha...
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L no power VIN: 3N1AB51D52
hello everyone I have this 02 sentra at my shop with a no power problem. It idles fine but as soon as you hit the gas pedal the first time apon starting it revs up to 3500 rpm than drops back down to 700 rpm no matter what the gas pedal is doing. I pulled the ... Trouble codes: P2138 (wrong app sensor rationality signal), P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0420 (cat efficiency low bank 1)

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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18643
Hello everyone: Thanks to everyone whose suggestions we tried. The consensus was that tight exhaust valves were the problem. You were right! All exhaust valves were very tight! Although we first tried the other suggestions (A battery in marginal state, low co... Trouble codes: P2279 (Intake air system leak).
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L speedometer VIN: WBAGJ8321W
The fix was bypassing a high resistance connection between the ABS/DSC cntrl unit and the inst cluster (IKE). The problem was getting the right info for the vehicle. As two of three replies noted, checking the speed signal at the cluster was es...
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L torque convertor clutch VIN: 1G6KS54Y2X
Thanks to all that commented. I ended up doing the trans scavenge filters and flushed the trans. fluid and the vehicle was gone for 3 days and then the check engine light came back on with the same code. I ended up replacing the torque convertor with a remaned...
2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DC67A15
HAD TO BORROW A TECH 2 SCANNER TO RELEARN THROTTLE POSITION THANKS FOR HELP FROM ALL WHO RESPONDED Trouble codes: P1101 (actual measured airflow from mafmapegrtp is not within range), P0068 (map/maf throttle position correlation).
2005 Checker Avalanche 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK12ZX5
Thanks everyone for the help but the customer has not brought the vehicle back fo further diagnosis.The vehicle runs fine until you accelerate hard and oil gets on the map sensor.Once it does get oily all I so is spray off the oil and it runs fine under normal... Trouble codes: P0151, P0174, P0300.
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L pedal on floor with good booster VIN: 1GCGC29K6S
thanks to all that helped me on the brake problem i had the fix was to replace the master cylinder with one from gm i guess the three i put on from the parts house were not wright
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L head/ tail lights VIN: 2GCEK19R3W
Grounds, it's allways about the grounds. After we did some deeper digging we found that the bax had been removed at some point in time and they never reinstalled the ground. Thank you all for your help, and suggestions.
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L ball joints VIN: 1GBEL19W8X
I already know about the air chissel and the drilling but i was looking if there is an aftermarket tool that lets you push through the rivets after the head is cut off...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ13C41
thanks to all who responded. I soldered sensor wire to harness, no fix. Then replaced connector at ecm,must have been a connection at the computer. Trouble codes: P0328.
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L odometer, radio
It turned out that there was a burnt section of the headlight switch. Replaced the switch and all is good.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start
1988 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.0L Blows Fusable link VIN: 1C3BU6636J
This vehicle is fixed, some were on the numbers. Someone had previously been into the harness and never put it back correctly, the wiring to the 02 sensor had melted on the exhaust pipe. Thanks for your help, Dvae
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Cluster VIN: 2C4GM68455
Well I regret to inform all of you who read this that the Chrysler is still not fixed. I have tried everything that I believe are with-in the realm of repairing this problem with no luck. Brian, Jim and Kent all recommended me to replace the Ignition switch, w...
1999 Daewoo Leganza SE 2.2L Mechanical
Thank you Andre [...] and Gerardo from California. from the factory repair manual: Head bolts: 25 Nm ( 18 Lb ft ) + 90 + 90 + 90, that's 3 times angular torque of 90 deg; Camshaft cap bo...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP44G2X
Thanks for all the help guys. it turned out to be the flex plate it was broken and turned almost a half of a turn. I've got the part orderd but atleast I know now what the problem was. Again thanks for all the replies you guys are great. Trouble codes: 1391 (cam sensor).
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L steering column VIN: 2B4GP25R5Y
i id find a small leak in the powersteering pump,decided to replace and ship.have not heard back from customer yet.i call this one fixed
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3D7KU28C4G
After reviewing the info posted by other techs, we replaced all injectors and cleaned the fuel system. Vehicle now runs great. Thanks for the help.
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L rear suspension VIN: 1FALP73W5V
All is well, the customer (a retired Ford employee) sourced a used module and the system works like a charm. I rececived 10 replies on this one, eight of them suggested I change the airbags or remove the system altogether! Tom [...] nailed it. Now the service...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 1FTZX18W8W
Well this one is fixed. I thank everyone who summited information to me it was all helpful. A special thanks goes to Tom of New Jersey, Daniel of Tennessee, Sean of California, Frank of Idaho, Tim of California, and James of California. The problem with the... Trouble codes: P1120 (TP Sensor Out of Range Low).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F61
hey guys, just letting you know, thank you your help and what we found was the veggie oil was being dumped back into the diesel fuel tank.[kinda look like muddy water] we omitted the tank and with another supply of diesel fuel ran the truck everything seems fi... Trouble codes: P1316, P1298, P1272, P1262, P1277.
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L ssa VIN: 1FAFP34P1Z
Thank all of you that had responded to my email. What ending up fixing this foucus was to removed the wiring goind into the connector for the a solenoid. Somehow either in the process of removing the connector i had managed to open the terminal enough so that ...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Front Brakes VIN: 1FMCUO41X5
Thanks again everyone for your help We replaced the hub and hub bearing the hub was rusty and it looked like the hub bearing was not installed correctly it looked as if they heated it up to install it instead of pressing it together we also replaced the brakes...
1992 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Dash VIN: 1GTDC14K5N
Vehicle will not be repaired at this time. Listed are some very useful suggestions: 1. Check for loose aftermarket radio. 2. Check intermediate shaft for rattle and for broken dash area welds. 3. Check for speedo/cable noise. 4. Check for wiring harness in en...
1995 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L Radio VIN: 3GKEC16K6S
Thank you for the help i had this vehicle 8 diffrent times over the last few weeks i tried every thing from disconnecting the battery for 6 hours to leaving the key on for six to eight hours i even left the vehicle running for three hours once and none of the...
2002 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L won't run on CNG VIN: 1GCGG25R52
I would like to thank the two guys that replied to my post.Chris [...] directed me to,I was able to determi...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L lack of power VIN: KM8SB12B73
Thank you to all that responded to this vehicle's problem. After testing compression with the exhaust system removed, we drove the vehicle and did find an increase in power. The NEW front pipe was clogged again (within 9,000 miles). We took the vehicle to the ... Trouble codes: P0401.
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J8GL58K52
Thanx for all the input .It definately helped out.After checking everyones sugg. I found bad crank sensor. replaced sensor. no more problems. Thanks again.
2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Idle runs away VIN: KNAFE12865
I was quite sceptical of what seemed to fix this one at first, but now its been several days and miles without any problems so here is what I found. The IAC valve was sticking partially open at idle. These IAC's can be taken apart and cleaned, they are also ad... Trouble codes: 121 (TPS Range Performance), 171 (System lean bank 1), 170 (Fuel Trim bank 1), 102 (MAF low input), 300 (Random missfire), 301 (302 304 Cylinder Missfires).
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L engine VIN: SALPF1545Y
Most replied that the head gaskets had failed do to overheating, the heads would have to be decked. A CLT confirmed this, no damgage beyond slight warping of heads was found.
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L No Start VIN: 4F4CR12A8R
Well,Andrew from Alberta came closest to getting this one right.Actually got four responces to this post,and i appreciate the help.i did'nt have a good crank signal,and i also noted cam signal was weak.I already connected a breakout box and checked all powers ...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2YU0911K
Thanks to all who replied...I did order a factory oem dpfe valve and installed it...before I replaced valve again...checked voltage and ground at dpfe conector..still had voltage readings varing from 1.5 volt to 4.5 volt..wiggled conector , wiring harness..che... Trouble codes: P00, 401 (po 402-), P00, 402.
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L no lock up or 4th gear VIN: JN1DA31A72
After checking all inputs, power and grounds including soldering the ground to the solenoid inside of the transmission I replaced the tcm with a known good from another lot car. The problem followed the tcm so a used tcm was ordered and installed. This fixed t...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D94
First and Foremost, thanks to all who replied. I tried all the tests that were suggested by those who replied, with no failures. I also rigged up a plug wire to #1 cyl coil in order to check ignition timing, and it was right on both cold and warm. After sev... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor or Circuit).
1992 Pontiac Sunbird LE Value Leader 2.0L Engine VIN: 1G2JC51HXN
Thank you for the help, most replies said that the motor can come out either way if it is an automatic trans. With a manual trans the engine must come out the bottom. This car was an automatic so we pulled the engine out the top- seemed to be easier and less ...
1997 Saturn SC2 1.9L compression VIN: 1G8ZG1276W
2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L cams VIN: JS2RC41H43
Well after speaking to customer more and finding out that most all of his miles have been delivering pizza and turning car off every time he gets out ,I feel this is what has caused his top engine wear. I have told him to keep it running while at stops .
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10VXX
Thanks for all the help offerings guys. David [...] hit the nail on the head with the bad MAP sensor readings. We found a chart of Vacuum to voltage readings from 4 inches of vacuum to 20 inches. We back probed the sensor and used a vacuum pump. All of the r... Trouble codes: P0172.
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L brakes/steering VIN: 1764RD5477
Sorry it took so long to close.Customer no show for second appointment,so I will just close this now.Thank you to all for responding.Most said to try parking brake while driving,but I tried that.I think the best advice was to have the rotors cut on an on car l...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E0Y
I am closing this help request after not fixing the problem. I pulled the intake back off and plugged all passages and smoked it, no leaks. Visually inspected injector flow while cranking with intake off and all looked good to me, maybe even rich compared to w... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system too lean bank 1).
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BF32K12
Yes,its fixed so far.the front pump bushing was spun out and welded to the convertor,replace pump and convertor,and its not leaking.Thanks for the great Help John
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