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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L heater core VIN: WAURD68D01
after installation of timing belt, water pump, front engine seals, and drive belt. no hot air coming out of vents. checked for possible air pockets, conducted bleeding procedure, everything at that time looks good. still no hot air coming out of vents. found m...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L battery VIN: WBACD3329V
we are having trouble tracking down this draw problem on bimmer. we have let comfort module time out, removed fuses, relays one by one, draw still present. we have unplugged each control module one by one, draw still present. we have checked all door switches,...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83431
I have this BMW 740iL with 2 secondary air injection codes for the check engine light. P1423 and a P1421. I have had plenty of these on series 3 BMW's but never a 7 series. There is nothing in Mitchell for them and no air pump that I can see under the hood. An...
2004 BMW 120i 2.0L No Start VIN: WBAUF52030
Hello gentlemen, This car belongs to an old customer, anyway the story is a couple of mornings ago he was asked for a jump start by a friend whose car was dead flat, so he put the leads on in the correct way started the BMW up he says the guy started his car i... Trouble codes: P0339, P100F, P1057, P1062
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G4HR52L0S
Hello Fellow Techs, I have this LeSabre that sets a P0341 cam/crank error within about a minute after starting the engine. The first step in the troubleshooting chart says to monitor the cam/crank error counts and see if they rise above 2 and it will go past 2... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam/Crank Error)
2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L dic VIN: 1G4HP54K82
Hello fellow iATN-er's, This Buick has a four button drivers information center in the left side of the instrament cluster. Intermitantly the read-out will act up, sometimes saying " door open" other times it will just throw up random letters that don't seem...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Rattling noise VIN: 1GYEK63N32
This vehicle belongs to an insurance agent-long drives followed by extended periods of idling. Owner stated 10W-30 filled a couple times, but was caught early on & replaced with 5W-30. Noise sounds like classic loose torque converter bolts (checked good) but w...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Charging VIN: 1GYEK63N32
Help!!! I have owned this Escalade for 4 years now personally...It has always had this problem and seems to be getting worse...It has always killed the battery if it set for more than a week...I have replaced the battery a couple times and checked all the usua...
1970 Chevrolet CORVETTE 7.4L windshield wipers VIN: 194370S409
i have a 1970 vette that has had about 80% of restoration done before showing up here.wiper switch plate is lying in car not hooked up.wipers inop.wiper cowling is not installed.12 volt power wire to wiper motor is good but the wiper motor is bleeding 12 volts...
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCFK29C6P
Greetings GM diesel techs. This 6.2 came to us a couple of weeks ago with a misfire on the #4 cylinder which turned out to be a broken exhaust valve spring. Did a compression test on all cylinders [ok] and a leak down test on #4 cylinder to confirm that valve ...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W8W
thanks for taking the time to read my posting.truck came in with above codes.miss code was a bent plug electrode on #4.cleared codes seems to run okay but idle at 1200 rpm.manually worked iac and it would get stuck.sprayed for vacumm leaks and found none pinch... Trouble codes: P0101, P0108, P0304, P0507
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16R3X
Vehicle was previously serviced for EGR codes with a replacement EGR valve from NAPA. Came back with MIL, p404 Digital EGR system open performance. Replaced gasket with screen gasket. Came back, while checking valve for malfunction, ear broke and valve was rep... Trouble codes: P0404
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1GNCS13W8Y
Thanks in advance for any help on this. This vehicle came to me through a trans shop. So far I have verified that the computer commands 2-3 shift solenoid as well as solenoid is working. I back probed the wire @ PCM and watched while driving vehicle, voltage w...
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2G1WX12K0Y
Hello guys, We have this car here that will quit at high way speeds 110 km it is like the key was shut off. will crank but not start untill codes are cleard. The only code in the computer is P0101. We have not been able to get the car to quit in the shop. Ther... Trouble codes: P0101 (Massair system performance out of range)
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L T-Case, Diff, Trans??? VIN: 1GNET16S83
Hi all! Long post... Pulling our hair out on this one. This vehicle makes a noise when in All Wheel Drive or Full-Time Four Wheel Drive, worse in Four Wheel Drive. The noise is lighter than a howl but denser than a whine. It is worse on deceleration. It al...
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L fuel guage VIN: 1G1ZT52824
Gentlemen, This car came in with the fuel guage dropping to e and the walk light comes on. If you turned the ignition off and back on the fuel guage works fine. Replace the switch and the guage work but sometimes goes from 3/4 to full and back. Any help would ...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Electronic VIN: 1GNEK13Z84
Hello Fellow techs.I have this vehicle that came in with traction control system disabled message on dash.Traced that problem to a bad BPMV replaced it but not the ebcm for it. The system was working fine but now the customer complaint is on dry pavement when ...
1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4C3AU52NBX
Hi guys, This Sebring came to me running. Customer complained of a rough idle. After a short test drive the vehicle stalled and was very hard to start. Only way to get it started now is WOT. Black smoke coming from tail pipe & LT fuel trim is at -25 on both ba...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L brake calipers VIN: 2C8GP44393
Front brakes start locking up intermittently after driving a while. Most of the time it seems to be the left front more so than the right. Most trips they don't lock up at all. It is a real intermittent problem. But when they did the valve stem cap actually me...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy, BLACK SMOKE VIN: 1B7KF26C9T
Start by saying I'm not a diesel expert. However this is a good customer. Trucks starts fine and idles OK. However as soon as you push the accel. it runs rough and pours the black smoke from exhaust. You can drive but there is no power. I did crack each inject...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L no overdrive
Just purchased a 1996 Dodge ram 1500 truck. 2 wheel drive, 5.9 auto od trans. This is my personal truck. I could not find a trans. for this truck. All salvage yards said it was 1 year only. Bought a used one for what was suppose to be from a 97 5.2 engine. Do ...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3B7KF26W5X
This Truck shifts 1-2 fine 2-3 fine but then shifts back to second, back to third then to fouth. This happens about ever other time. I have monitored desired gov pressure and actual.when the downshift occurs you can see desired pressure go down about 15psi and...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R44
This car came in as a basket case from another shop that took the engine apart and decided that they were in over their heads. The original complaint was coolant leak. Customer states that car ran fine. We installed a water pump, timing chain, gears, and tensi... Trouble codes: P0344 (cam/crank sync)
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX15N2S
Vehicle will cut out and die like it is starving for air, checked and replace IAC motor, fuel pressure regulator, and Coolant temp sensor. Dropped exhaust to rule out CAT Test drove, vehicle drove great. Customer picked it up and drove it approx. ten miles, v...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X4T
car came with check engine on, check for codes and got this code P0401 , found that the electric vacum actuator not working and i had no vacum to the egr valve, replaced the vacum actuator and now i have vacum to the egr. when i start the car and engine is col... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient detected)
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6536W
Help Ford Techs! This Contour came in with a p0440 fault. Smoke checked system with proper smoke machine at test port and found smoke leakage from the canister vent solenoid just below the fitting that goes up by the fill tube. Replaced it and re tested- the n...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Hi folks. I'm out of ideas so I turn again to you. This Windstar came to us with a concern of MIL on and running rough. Found P0174 and PO305. Then I found #5 plug wire had been "repaired" with electrical tape. Also inspected plugs and found green residue on a...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L squeking sound VIN: 1FTZR15X5Y
i have this realy low pitched squeek coming from the rear engine area customer brought from another shop where he spent alot of money in repairs that did not fix the problm the sound does change some times its really loud and others you can barley hear it. i w...
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L oil pan VIN: 1FDXE475F9
Hello all! Confronted with replacing the oil pan on this 02 E-450 with a power stroke diesel. Wondering which might be the best option . Removal of the cab & then the engine , or squeezing it out the front, without cab removal. One person I talked to said that...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L ps pump VIN: 1FAHP58U12
replaced pump due to leaking. this car spits fluid after it sits a minute. if it is idling there is no problem. this pump is new from advance auto. is there a common problem on these? why is it building up pressure after shut down? any help would be apprieciat...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L rear wipers VIN: 1FMZU73K03
having problems with the rear wiper system. when you turn on the rear wipers to the int 1 setting they do not work when you turn it to the int 2 setting the rear wipers come on and the rear washer pump runs with them. have tried a combo switch. any help would ...
2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L 3-4 shiift VIN: 1FMDU84W43
Car has a very distinct chatter when shifting during moderate acceleration-into 4th hear. Will do it with over drive off and shifting manually, this is AWD - there is a bulletin for this problem that does not apply to this vehicle. no codes- no needed updates ...
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12575
Hi , thanks for your time . Two weeks ago my customer came to me with a check engine light , bank two catalytic converter . NO other codes no other problems . I sent him to a local dealership to have the cat replaced under warranty. While in the dealership the... Trouble codes: P0553, P0305, P0316
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L PCM ---TRANS Lots of Codes VIN: 1FMEU63E36
Vehicle came in with 15 trans codes and 10 other codes. P0712,740,743,748,755,758,760,763,778,798,p0960,962,964,966 ,968,970. Other codes u1900,u2510,b2501,b2503,b2293,b1257,b2097,b2013,b1681. Vehicle starts and runs. The codes will not clear through scan tool...
1994 Geo Prizm 1.6L Speedo VIN: 1Y1SK5363R
I replaced the speedo/odometer assembly because of a broken trip odometer. Not realizing that it wasn't necessary, I removed the speedo needle during the repair. Now the speedo jumps up to 10 mph from a stop and consistently reads 7-10 mph higher than actual s...
1998 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L valve train VIN: 1GCHK33F0W
Cust complained of noise in motor area.Verified noise from air cleaner box/Intake noise.Thought was plastic retainers or valve springs busted,removed intake and covers and inspected all looked fine,cust said put back together and he'll drive 1 month later nois...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L drl-fuse 3 VIN: 1HGEM21121
I need help with this honda. It came in about a month ago with the right high beam inop, buzzing behind the glove box and the drl light on. We replaced the drl module and all has been fine until today. It keeps blowing the fuse for the DRL only when the key is...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L engine light VIN: D64U745933
cheched all manuals and all data no fix code says Camshaft position "A" over advance or system bank 1 Any ideas?
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL38615
Has a vibration in gear & when brake torquing slightly. Almost like a moan noise. Can feel translated through whole front end, tires, steering wheel etc. ONLY does in drive, not reverse. Has rear active engine control mount. We tried prying all mounts & exhaus...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B34
Vehicle has been in many times for same problem, Have replaced o2 sensors, throttle body, cats, crank and cam sensors, intake gaskets, egr, purge solenoid, fuel pump and regulator, fuel injectors, knock sensor. Have involved Hyundai tech assistance all along t... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel trim rich Bank 1)
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L compressor VIN: KMHWF25S74
timing belt broke, replaced timing belt, and did a head job due to bent valves, since then a/c clutch not engaging. checked plug ins at coolant temp sensor, and a/c clutch, no power present at clutch.
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Stall
Hi guys Have Rodeo 3.2 V6 vehicle will stall intermitently starts immediatly after,also quits on cold start after 3 mins running at idle starts immediatly after turning the key again .Will not stall again for few hours, before stalling on the road it will deve...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S3T
Hi guys This thing is a normal customer. Came in for a smog pre-test. He knew his Check Engine light was on. I performed the Calif. TSI test. The car passes emissions, But failed for P0300,301,302,303,304,305, AND 306. The local dealer had replaced the pcm 3 ... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L abs pump circut VIN: 1J4GZ78YXV
Can get no brake pedal. Installed new m/cyl. Cust stripped threads on one hole. ABS light is on-- code 30 pump motor inop. Have batt voltage at pin 25 and pin 9 of CAB connector,have continuity to ground from pins 8 and 23. If I jump pin 25 to pin 2 of pump co...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L crive cycle VIN: 1JFF48S71L
I am trying to get the drive cycle complete for NY obd2 inspection. I can not get this one to reset the o2 heater and the evap monitor. I have done the full cycle 2 times with 2 overnight cool downs and the long drive to get the heater started to run and it st...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Starting VIN: 1J4GW58N92
This truck has been having an intermittant no start problem for a few months. When it acts up it will not crank. As noted we have installed a new, not rebuilt starter, tested the battery and installed a new starter relay. It acts up very infrequently, once eve...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L engine ticking/clacking VIN: SALTY15442
Customer was hearing a knocking or ticking noise (rythmic) from engine area after extended driving - noticed especially after freeway driving. He brought it to a nearby dealer and they stated that it was in the lower end of the engine. They removed the oil pan...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10021
Check engine and VSC lights are displayed.Are these two failures related? Owner said he just had O-2 sensor replaced.Would appreciate any fix suggestions. Trouble codes: P1155 (Air Meter Valve)
2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L gps VIN: JTJHT00W34
Original battery tested bad and we installed a new one. The Nav system has always come on upon start up but now it won't come on and has a message to insert a disc. There is no disc nor is there mention of one in the owners manual. What is needed to be done to...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L ride height VIN: 1LNLM97V3W
I replaced the rear air bags because this thing would leak down super fast when parked. Compressor kicks on like normal with key on and engine running. I found out this thing is setting codes for left and right rear timeout. No leaks visible. Is it possible th...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Slow fuel fill VIN: JM1BJ2224X
Continuing from what I wrote in the history, I am currently removing the tank to see if the antisyphon ball has jambed and stopping fuel going in, this will also allow me to check for wax and or dirt etc in the tank. The customer was charged "a Lot" for the wo...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Hard Start Cold VIN: 1YVFP80CX4
TIA for Any Help. Have This Mazda 6 That Came from another Shop That Attemped Repairs But Could not Fix. I have Very little Previous Repair History from other shop as the Mechanic is no longer there. Car was brought to us after the another tech spent half of t... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Malfunction)
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L tripmeter VIN: JM1BK32366
this car was brought in by a local body shop. the car had been hit in the rear but not major damage. after completing bodywork, owner returned complaining of part of the last diget of the tripmeter is missing. changing meter from a to b will sometimes recover ...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDB1070421
I have this euro 280sl that I need a diagram for the lambda system. It is a add on system this car was not made for the us market. tha trouble I am having is it runs great cold but over fuels when hot. Black smoke under load.It has had a new warm-up regulator ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L engine VIN: WDBGA51E1N
hELLO MERCEDES TECHS ! This 500 sel has a oil leak from the driver's side cylinder head front. There two plugs that look like check valve to me. They both have threads in them but looking inside with a mirror it looks like a check valve. The one on the left ha...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L auto temp control VIN: WBDJF25FXW
Good morning, This car came in with a complaint of the temp switching fron hot (70 degree) setting in auto mode to eventually cold A/C air coming out the vents. I have scanned the A/C module and found a B1227 code as noted. The code has been cleared, A/C ser...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E61
Their is no driveabilty problem with this suv. If I clear the codes they will stay gone for about 1 week and then come back.They always return together.The long term trims are at +30. Watching the o2's they appear to be working fine. No fuel milage complaint e... Trouble codes: P0170, P00, 173 (bank 2 fuel trim at limit)
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Differential VIN: WDBKK65FX1
we have a 2002 SLK230 that is leaking differential fluid from the input seal. how difficult is it to replace the seal. we assume we need to R&R diffential. are there any special tools? any tricks, or is this straight forward? thanks, jeff
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 3.0L reset VIN: WDBWK54F17
Can not reset the service C reminder on the cluster. I have tried All Data procedure, Lauch, Modis, but nothing works. Thank you in advance.
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L strut VIN: 1ZWFT61L71
I know this is gonna sound goofy,but are the front struts on these cars double nutted in the tower?There seems to be a lot of tension between the spring and body(alldata seems to be missing some info and i don't wanna lose a hand finding out).thanks for the he...

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L power steering VIN: WAULC68EX2
Thanks, guys for your quick and helpfull replies. I replaced the pump with a ZF reman., replaced the low pressure hose from reservoir to pump, and the check valve bolt at the high pressure line to rack. Bled out the system per audi procedure and it's smooth ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L battery VIN: WBAGH83431
Thanks for the help. When I first checked for the drain, nothing made sence, all the tests were wierd and nothing would get rid of the drain. The first thing I tested was unplugging the cell phone that came with the car and it made very little difference. I re...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33482
Thanks, this one is fixed...scoped signal to fan sensor wire...none... replaced/programed dme and now has signal and still no fan...replaced fan with module and shes done. Note on manual trans. only one fan at radiator...not aux or fan clutch...when veh was in...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L power steering VIN: 2G4WS52J9Y
i received many replies and most of them stated it was the rack and pinion unit. i took the advice and replaced the rack and pinion unit and flushed the system. the car operates great
1984 Chevrolet C10 Suburban Silverado 5.7L not sure VIN: 1G8EC16L9E
Ok guys good advice from several guys all advice was relavant thanks for the prompt replies. I went into work this morning got my brother the "master tech" to ride with me while I drove, even though we could definately feel-hear it under our feet- as some of y...
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LD55M9T
Well I wanted to wait a fee days before I responded with a fix. So far no more problems. I first decided to replace alt. because it was needed, and yes the alt was on the same circuit as the heaters. Before when I would turn ign on the 02 sensor heater showed ... Trouble codes: P0141.
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L steering box VIN: 2GCEK19R2V
Well as everyone said the sensor at the base of the steering column was bad. This was a recently purchased used vehicle with aftermarket warranty. Warranty company denied claim/used car dealer won't pay,clientwon't pay so I am stuck with a truck. Anyone want c...
1997 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L very high idle VIN: 1GCHK33F6V
1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L dash lights all on, fuel guage, speedometer, rpm VIN: 1B7GG22Y3X
Turned out to be a ground that affected the starting and the dash going haywire. It also affected the starting because the ground controlled the anti-theft system for the car also.
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X5X
Thanks to all 8 that took time to help. Many thought the starter was at fault. This could not be the cause because the fuse blew without engaging the starter. Others thought the o2's were the short to ground but we unplugged them early on. Gerardo from Califor...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D4GP25353
Its been a rough day, but the bright spot is the Caravan is gone. Most replies stated "replace the coil" assembly and we did, we attempted to find a problem with the coil in many different ways, but it always showed good. I understand you cant always see it fa...
2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C34
Well Im going to say this is fixed. There were a lot of good responses that we checked out, but most were leading to a vacum leak. We spayed carb cleaner, and propane all around intake and could find no leak. We then carried the car to a freind and put it on t... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire).
1977 Ford F-100 4.9L Differential VIN: F10BUY4770
I want to thank everybody that took their to time to reply to my help request, I was unable to find another similar differential assy. Dana 44 Dallas Differential told me that appears to be a mexican model installed on light duty trucks, they was able to rebui...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, sag/lacks power VIN: 1FDLF47F5T
Thank you everybody for your help. Once again, with the help of IATN techs, another vehicle is fixed where otherwise it may not have been. What we ended up doing was changing the oil, filter, fuel filter, and glow plugs (again). Also, I removed the fuel filter...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDLF47F9V
Thanks for all the help. The IPR wiring was shorted just off the back of the valve. Thanks again, Adam
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTJW36F4V
Thanks guys for all the great responses. Many people gave me the piece of information that I needed to figure this one out. And it was that there is a drain on the back of the block that lets the fuel drain right down where the starter is. The valley had a pac...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L hoses VIN: 2FMZA5148W
Well, guys, at this time we have to presume that this is "fixed", because it hasn't come back, and the customer was in the other day for a service on their other car, so, it would appear that the viscosity issue in cold weather is the cause of the problem, and...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
Guys I had replaced a the fuel pump with an aftermarket pump and today I found out that this pump was not doing a good job on start up it took the pump a long time to build pressure so I installed a pump from Ford and that took care of it. I want to thank all ...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP53U11
Took the car to the dealer for an computer update. No change in the rpms. Dealer told the customer that this was normal operation for this car. Thanks for all of your help.
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA50481
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L manifold VIN: 1FMCU03182
I got a few replies with sourses for a manifold. CarQuest in Baton Rouge has one, but is $40.00 more than Ford, but at least they have it.Part #641170. Someone suggested, but it was a scratch. Also located 3 in the USA, I call...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L brake lamp, turn signal lamp VIN: 1FMZU77E23
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. I finally got back on the vehicle today. And just happen to notice that some of the terminals were backing out of the connector, and if I tried to puch them back in with the connector in the switch they would not mak...
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Engine VIN: 1ZVFT82H45
problem was from the cylinder head. thanks to all the individuals that replied
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L Differential VIN: U041218916
Well folks, sorry for the long wait, but the additive was installed and I had to wait to hear back from the customer who was away on vacation. Unfortunately the noise is still there. It is actually getting worse. It has advanced to the tradition posi chatter w...
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK19V56
I'm Closing For Now. I Haven't Fixed It Yet. I'm Going To Get The Vehicle Back & Double Check My Testing Before I Decide What To Do. After The First Set Of Tests I Would Say PCM. I Will Add To This When The Repair Is Actually Done. Thanks For The Replies. Trouble codes: P0449 (EVAP Vent Solenoid Valve).
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Timing Belt VIN: 1HGCG56611
Thanks to all who offered help with this. The solution was to remove the plug from the back of the block to align the rear shaft. This was the answer. Thanks for all your quick and precise replies. Still puzzled by the sudden use of oil and then nothing. One s...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L rear end VIN: 5X3L005257
thanks to everyone.I changed the fluid and the noise is gone. John
1994 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58V71
thanks for all the help guys...Michael from Cal. got me on right track... I had lost compression due to washed cylinders, so got that back to specs with oil... then found the ignition module was not firing all coils all the time... was intermittent . tried tes...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L lift gate warning light & alarm VIN: 1J4EZ78Y6T
Thanks to all who replied as it turned out it was the wiring at the lift gate. again thanks we repaired the broken wire and all is now great so far light and alarm have not gone off for 2 days now...Thanks
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L air bag VIN: 1J4FJ68S9W
the computer failed and caused lost spark also air bag modual was bad and under a recall
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW58S9X
Thanks for all of the replies. I replaced the crankshaft sensor and ran the truck for about 4 hours in the shop. After that, I drove the truck over 15 miles. I gave the truck back to the customer 4 days ago and it's still running fine. Trouble codes: P0100 (mass air flow/ volume air flow malfunction).
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8UF11E4N
Thanks to all who replied and thanks to Jon from Oregon who suggested to check the air flow meter to make sure its perfectly clean. It looked perfectly clean but after cleaning it the vehicle has since run perfect! I'm a little confused why the 02 sensors did ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Security System VIN: 1LNHM87A01
After the Lock shop cut a key and the car would NOT START we took it to the local Ford Dealer and had them cut a SECOND KEY and reprogram and the car started, apparently the lock shop didnt do it right, Thanks for all your help
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L engine VIN: JM1BC1418V
Hello there. I have fixed this car. It turns out that there is a TSB on this car for the intake valves going bad. Talked with a machine shop and they confimed this problem and also said that the valve seats are sometimes the problem also. they only found the v...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80DX3
Thanks for all the help. Putting a new motor in it, the more i ran it the louder the little tick got, running the engine 4 quarts low for a day really messes things up. Now the customer is sure ganna be more aware of the level of her oil from now on. Trouble codes: P0340, P0345, P0012 (intake A cam position timing over retarded B1), P0022 (intake cam position timing over retarded B2), P0442, P0456.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E81
Customer has gone on extended vaction so no chance to work on vehicle, by the sounds of things its the mass air flow sensor, even heard from somebody in person to change this first, when I get vehicle back I'll smoke test intake system for leaks , and change s... Trouble codes: P0173.
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L failsfe mode VIN: 1N4BA41E54
This vehicle is fixed from FAILSAFE mode with some unanswered questions. The fix was the relay (ignition) going directly to the TCM had very little current (intermitantly). Once the relay was replaced,the transmission never went into failsafe mode. But,after t...
1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L No Start VIN: 1GHDU06L0R
Went back and checked primary coil resistance and found 0 on two coils other one was around 1 ohm. TRied removing one coil at a time until fuse stopped blowing. Test light idea was a no go due to module always produces a ground path with high resitance. Remove...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Taillights and dash lights VIN: 1GMDU03E5X
THanks to John and the others for put me back on the basics trail sometimes I get to used to using a scan tool. Anyway the dreaded headlight switch was the problem and is replaced and everything is back to normal. Just remember the basics then go big. Thanks a...
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L steering gear VIN: 1G2HX54K12
Thank you very much for all the help with this 1.Every day seems to be a learning experience.I had ck'd ball joints 2 times but Ed from Minn said he had 1 with side to side problem so while on alignment rack we moved vehicle forwad and backward and after 5th t...
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