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1988 Acura Legend L 2.7L Information Readout VIN: JH4KA3256J
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L monitors VIN: 2HNYD18613
Customer states battery was never dead. Catalyst and Evap monitors not ready. Cleared monitors and performed drive cycle. All monitors except catalyst and Evap ran and passed. Had customer drive car for 2 days with gas tank half full and still not set. No code...
2003 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B63
Looking for some repair info on what needs to be removed in order to replace the catalytic converters. All data has no repair info. Labor shows 5hrs. Do I have to remove the subframe? Any help would be greatly appreciated before I quote the job. Thanks. Trouble codes: P0421, P0431
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L starter VIN: WBAGK232XW
we have this bmw with a noise after starting.sounds like the starter is hanging up a little bit,you will hear a ping noise as the starter is disengaging from flywheel.happens 3 times out of ten tries.replaced the starter ,still happens.wondering if anyone has ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGJ8323W
This came to my shop with no cranking. After one night with the key on the ignition it started in the morning But I replaced the EWS. After that twice I had the car with no start problem but this times had crank but not firing.After realign EWS with VEDIS star...
2001 BMW M5 5.0L No Start VIN: WBSDE93431
I've been working on this flooded M5 when it is slow in the shop. So far I have replaced the following computers: airbag, abs, monitor, amp, radio, navigation. The engine works good but under hard accel it says there is a miss but we never feel one. We decided...
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAEK73485
BMW came in with complaint of convertible top not working. We ran the top up and down several times and is working good now.Wanted to check hydraulic fluid ,but can't find reservoir.BMW dealer says its in trunk-no.Is it part of P/S fluid system?I'm not hearing...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L tire monitor VIN: WBAVB73567
Thanx in addvance, hope some of you euro techs can help. Just wondering if there is a way to turn off or reset the low tire warning light on this thing without the use of scan tool. Also any info on reseting the service indicator would be helpfull. I am workin...
1991 Cadillac Allante 4.5L 4 analog gauges VIN: 1G6VS3384M
Every thing else on this cluster works except temp, oil, fuel and batt gauges whick look like they are having grounding issues. Check all powers and grounds. i am suspicious about pin C9 to the IPC, it is showing almost 10 ohms resistance when all the other gr...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L wont start VIN: 12G6KD52Y3
Vehicle towed in told possible fuel pump but the dash kept sugesting waiting 3 minutes, no power or ground to the FP relay. Now it says theft problem may not start. Codes at the ipc are b2750 u1255 ,checked the wires in the dash from the switch .887 K ohms but...
1983 Chevrolet El Camino 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1GCCW80H9D
Hello everyone and thank you in advance for reading this post.We have this El Camino that after repair of the timing cover and chain(timing tab broken,and it's emission time)received replacement catalyst.The vehicle arrived from the muffler shop and it was run...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Differential VIN: 2G1FP22PXV
I have a 1997 Chevy Camaro in my shop with a complaint of a noise in the rear differential. It has what appears to be a clicking sound from the diff. when down shifting. So I took it for a drive and you can barely hear it but it's there. I also noticed a littl...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2GCEK19R4W
this came in missing on cyl 6 test compression cyl leakage and replaced injector, good spark and injector is working but, still missing on cyl 6 pulled valve cover and both valves moving,no vacuum leaks no bubbles in antifreeze when pressure on cyl 6 or antifr...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY32G8X
first want to say thanks for taking the time to read this. ok i have a 1999 corvette auto trans that when started displays a "service column lock" message. my customer came from the dealer where they told him the recall for this problem was not covered on his ...
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L cluster VIN: 1G1YY22G01
insterment cluster will show right front air pressure at 31psi. and right rear at 30psi. and shows the same scanned on a tech-2. all well and good insterment cluster will show left front xxx and left rear xxx in dash. on tech-2 shows left front at 148psi and t...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L blower motor VIN: 2G1WF52E93
this vehicle has an intermitent blower motor opperation at all speeds. when inop, the cruise light comes on in the cluster and at the same time the rear defog is inop. this condition will only last for a very short time 1-5 miles of driving. after that everyth...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L oil light VIN: 1C3EL45U11
the car's oil light will come on at idle, and go off when the RPM rises. Oil pressure check out good, oil is full and clean. I noticed this only occurs when its 70+ degrees outside. The problem happened last summer, was not coming on during the winter and is n...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Starting VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
I have this PT cruiser with a no crank no start condition. Vehicle was towed in. Battery is good and there is no power going to the s terminal on the starter. PCM is not grounding out the starter relay. Checked PCM for codes and was unable to communicate with ...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68B43
This pt has a very intermittant hiccup, about once every six weeks the car will slightly hesitate as customer is driving at lower speeds, the check engine light comes on and then it runs fine again. It has done it three times in the last 4 months, we checked t... Trouble codes: P0315
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Air bag VIN: 2C3AA63H75
Air bag light on, code B1B02 Driver air bag squib 1 cirquit open... Replaced clock spring, light out for only a couple days... same code came back. Data as reads on Scanner... (Drv squib #1 7.9ohms) (Drv squib #2 3.3ohms)(pass squib#1 2.1 ohms) Are my drv squi...
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B7FL26X5K
This truck came to us after being "Flushed" by another shop and the concern is it wont upshift when cold. After driving have found that even when warm if you come to a complete stop it will not upshift automatically but you can slow down into first and accel a...
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 ...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Starting VIN: 1B4GT54L0W
This van came in with a no start. It will start and stall three times and then won't crank. I replaced the Ign. switch and it works for about two weeks then acts up again. Then I checked all the circuts and replaced the BCM and reset the theft det. It worked f...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Misfire VIN: 1B7HF1643W
We have checked spark out put, changed plugs, swapped injectors, commpression is 110psi thought maybe it has a vacuum leak at manifold so changed gaskets. Mis fire seems to be much more noticeable at idle, that's why we were thinking vacuum leak. Trouble codes: P0307
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, exhaust smoke VIN: 2B3HD46R8X
Thanks in advance to any and all who can point me in the right direction! This bucks and jerks badly at any throttle position going down the road. The tachometer drops at least 500 rpm whenever it acts up. There were no codes but intermittently the scan tool (...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B4HR28Z7X
This vehicle comes in with a NO START problem Intermitten. On the Oddometer mileage trip it said NO BUS. Pcm wont communicate with scanner, No spark, and no fuel pressure, no injector pulse. No store DTC at all. Than once the car starts all of a sudden the sca...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 3BVHF13ZXX
I have a 99 dodge 1500 4x4 and the problems I'm having is with the shifting. When I take off from a complete stop it shifts fine from 1-2 but from 2-3 it shifts up but then it immediately shifts back to 2nd momentarily then back to 3rd and on to 4th (od). Now ...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KC23751
this truck came from a shop that had replaced transfer pump for a no start . i ran the codes it injection pump timming failer codes and had no fuel at engine side of fuel rail but it had 15 psi of pressure . i installed a injection pump and a transfer pump sti...
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L no power VIN: 3B7MF33C22
Hi all- long story - installed new jasper long block used original fuel pump lift pump and injectors - truck ran fine - cust drove truck to west texas dropped #1 cyl put oil in everything. shop up there did not do a good job on replacement of new engine - 6 mo...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B4GP25R72
This van just lost power driving along.Code p 0202 is for inj 2 control circuit.Used all data and went down tree.Replaced fuel inj # 2 and still the same.Gas is running out the tail pipe as it idles.Smokes a real bad whitish blue when you rev eng.Wondering if ... Trouble codes: P0202
2003 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Surge VIN: 1D7HG32N93
hello dodge techs. We have a 03 dodge dakata that has came from another shop. This truck idles great has power up hills. But at cruise 55- 60 mph seems to drop out of OD causing rpms to go up and down about 1,000 rpms. Using Snap on Modis 8.4 no codes set- tra...
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Engine VIN: 1D8HB48D04
Customer stated there is a loud tapping noise with engine running. Confirmed noise, engine oil level ok. Noise is somewhat worse cold however is still bad hot with idle raised slightly. Just off idle noise is just a single tap-knock. Above 1000 rpms there is a...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26HXL
I need the spec for the ohms for the fuel injectors. alldata says 3-4 ohms but would like to be sure. the ones in truck are 14.0 ohms. they were changed by customer on engine swap. thankyou in advance for your help
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L Belt volt guage VIN: 1FBJS31M5P
Gentlemen, Vehicle was in in January and said he had a burning smell after inspecting vehicle told customer we could find nothing the vehicle is back this morning. Customer said that he started it and and there was a loud squeal and the volt guage reads 8v. We...
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 E-150 Econoline 5.8L alarm VIN: 1FDEE14HOT
horn has been going off at 3:00 a.m. for the past 4 nights. unable to turn it off with key fob. have to unhook bat. has anyone run into this. clockspring??
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start, starts and stalls VIN: 1FAC234567
hey all, to start please ignore the vin...i dont have that info at the moment. the customer complains of vehicle running fine for awhile, then dying and then restarting again most of the time. other times not starting for awhile. i was able to confirm that ... Trouble codes: P0231
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FEKF37F8V
I have here a powerstroke that originally came in for hard start then running really rough (with no smoke and no power) till its warm, then its okay. I bypassed the EOT to run the contribution test cold came up with 2,3,4 cylinders, replaced those injectors, t...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP1139W
This is a used car from a used car lot. When they first purchased the car they were going through a car wash and the vehicle stalled. With ignition key on coling fan would run engine would crank no spark or injector pulse-no fuel pump-no computer comunication-...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Power Door Lock VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
Hi, Hoping for some help on this one. This Explorer has a problem with the power door locks. It will unlock from the passenger side, but not lock. From the drivers side, it will lock, but not unlock. Now the rear door lock switch located in trunk, will lock an...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L pass key VIN: 1FTYR10V9X
Need help with Ford pass-key issue-customer's 1999 Ford Ranger was towed to our facility with a no start,no crank condition. Theft light is flashing on dash with key in crank position. Vehicle has two failure codes stored in pcm memory, B1681 and U1262, after ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L oil pan VIN: 1FTNW21F6Y
vehicle: 2000 Ford F250/350 7.3L diesel. Task: Engine oil pan replacement we live in a corrosive environment and have quite a few of these to replace in our fleet. we have discovered 2 ways to do the job. 1. remove the radiator and pull the engine/trans toget...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge, LOW POWER VIN: 1FMZU73E42
The vehicle looses power at wide open throttle like a plugged converter, but we took a o2 sensor out and no change. We drove it with the fuel gauge on and the pressure never drops. At in town driving under 1/2 load the vehicle will chuggle. No codes, has any o...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E83
using modis mode 6 view missfires only cylinder 6 checked for signal at injector and coil compression crank 160 running 65 looked in cylinder with boroscope valves and seats look good idle is when you feel roughness acceleration is perfect plenty power. data s... Trouble codes: P0316 (cylinder 6 missfire on start up), P0306 (cylinder 6 missfire)
2004 Ford Expedition NBX 5.4L Wipers VIN: 1FMFU16L74
This expedition came to us with the front wipers working all the time even after the key is out and the doors locked, They will not time out like the lights do, The intermented wipers do not work with key on or key off, the high and low speeds work fine. I did...
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...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP74V97
Hello to all that take the time. It is much appreciated. We have this Vic that had been scanned a few months ago for code c1175. This visit it was scanned again, abs, brake and traction control lights were on. Codes now present u1900 ABS CAN com bus fault, u00...
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L ps pump VIN: 1HGCG164XW
we replaced the timing belt and now we have a power steering noise. i have replaced the oring on the top hose at the pump. have had this happen before and this repaired the noise, but this time the noise persists. the noise sometimes is gone when you first sta...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1858Y
hello to all , im back as well as this pain in the u know what honda odyssey which this is the second time im posting a help request for the same vehicle, which this is new to me due to usually i either figure it out myself or the unique individuals on iatn gi... Trouble codes: P1456 (leak detected in evaporative control system fuel tank)
2006 Honda Element EX 2.4L Surge VIN: 5J6YH28726
Hey fellow technicians got this Honda Element that came in with this surging problem and has [...] we replaced IAC valve and when we started vehicle idle still seems to be high about 1100 RPM, then starts surging and check engine lights comes on with dtc co... Trouble codes: P0507
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L ex manifold/cat
Customer stated exhaust leak. Removed manifold for inspection of gasket. Upon disassembly, found separation of manifold to precat. Note, this is not a bolted flange fit to manifold. Its ONE piece. Hence you replace the manifold and pre cat as an assembly. My l...
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, STUMBLE VIN: KMHCG35C14
One of those ones with more than one issue. Hoping for some input, thank you. First off her main issue is after a fill at the gas station [never any other time] the car will in her words stumble and miss for approx. 20-25 kms, then it will run great till the n... Trouble codes: P0442 (evape small leak), P0441 (evap system no purge flow), P0121 (tps out of range)
1984 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L smog failure VIN: SAJAY1343E
I have a 1984 Jag XJ6 that failed smog for high NOX. The car does not go into closed loop. O2 sensor gives a constant 1 volt reading, dropping down to near 0 when giving it a vacumm leak. Have checked timing, basic CO setting at air flow meter, temp sensor ohm...
1989 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, No MIL VIN: 1J4FJ28L3K
Car failed emission test. Engine will not go into closed loop. Oxygen sensor won't cycle. Short & long term fuel trim: 128. Injector pulse width: 7.6 Installed new TPS, brought the idle speed down to 950 from 1100. Replaced thermostat, water pump, fan clut...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L no communication VIN: 1JFT68S1TL
need help/scanner will not communicate with computer. have ck fuse 17 fuse good. ck for power at DLC connector. power is present. ALLDATA or should is say sumdata does not give any diagnostics for this. can i test all ports in dlc with power probe to see if si...
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49S31
I have a 2001 Jeep Wrangler 4.0l with a constant P0123 TPS voltage high. The TPS reads 4.98v on the scan tool data. Initially a checked the TPS sweep and the TPS felt bad mechanically. I replaced the TPS and rechecked. The TPS sweeps good now, 1.48V to 4.22v. ... Trouble codes: P)012
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4FA49S62
Engine idle poor and stalls on rev up with no start. Codes listed below. We replaced CKP 3 times, CMP and housing, coil strip, plugs,& pcm [good used]. We have checked torque convertor and flywheel [R/R] trans, ckp & cmp synch, bring #1 to TDC and line up hole... Trouble codes: 351 (Ignition coil 1), 352 (Ignition coil 2), 353 (Ignition 3), 1391 (loss ckp cmp)
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L fuel, tach, temp and speedometer gauges VIN: JT8BH28F2W
Hello all. Another intermittant problem child has made it to me. This is in from a body shop due to inop gauges. only repair area is the left front. The fender, bumper and the headlight assembly were replaced. I don't see any other areas were anything was dist...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Shift indicator VIN: JTHBF30G62
When shifting into drive the D never lights up on the dash the 4 lights up instead.All other positions work normally.If you move the shifter from 4 to Drive the 4 stays lit.There are no codes and all fuses check out ok.The trans shifts normally,but I cant tell...
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...

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N21
well it seems my testing methods of the pressure side of the turbo was half right. of course i will have boost in the crankcase when i pressurize everthing past the MAF. anyway, turned out a stuck closed t-stat and an bad o2 were the culprits. replaced them, e... Trouble codes: P1555 (Value above max charge pressure), P1113.
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L over heating VIN: WBAHD6327S
yes we did fix this vehicle with a new water pump , thanks for all the great input on this beamer and help us solve this problem -joe
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6333X
Thanks for all replies. LTFT running high, replaced intake, throttle body, & crank case plate and gaskets. Fuel trims still high but not as bad. Recommend mass air flow, customer pending. Light still comes on but not as often. Thanks IATN members. Trouble codes: 26 (Multiple fuel trim 1 limit reached), 27 (Multiple fuel trim 2 limit reached).
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83431
As others have said there is a pump in the right front fender area. However the extended warranty wouldn't cover it and the customer didn't want to spend the money and it sounded like the pump was running and functioning fine at this time and the code didn't c...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L air mass meter VIN: WBADT434G0
Cleaned the idle air motor twice. Car seems to run fine. Thanks guys for all your help.
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 10S4722645
thanks for all the help i got,found that cylinders were washed with gas, that was the reason for no comp,on 3/5.
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G4HR52L0S
Hello Fellow Techs, Thank you for all the suggestions. Two people mentioned checking the 6-1 signals at the PCM. When I checked them I found a glitch in both signals at the same time causing them to momentarily drop out that lead me to suspect another consumer... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam/Crank Error).
1970 Chevrolet CORVETTE 7.4L windshield wipers VIN: 194370S409
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L tip in stumble VIN: 1GNDT13W5V
wasn't fuel control problem at all, secondary ignition loss intermtantly on random cylinders only on light throttle. replaced cap and rotor with ac delco parts and all is good.
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCT18W9Y
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 1GCEK19T84
Thanks everyone who replied to our problem. There were no troublecodes, we pulled the speed sensor wire on the transfer case to force a code, erased the code with the Modis & the transfer case started switching properly. What was wrong we don't know but it's w...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L blower VIN: 2C3AE66G51
turned out to be the pcm call me lucky. all the suggestions had been tried repeatedly.., codes, reset with the tool, new ambient air temp sen. (the switch was gone before i got called in) i installed a used pcm, without starting the engine, and all is well. ...
1990 Dodge W150 S 5.2L Misfire VIN: 1B7GE16Y9L
intake manifold runner to # 8 had a vacuum tree that became porous,had plugged all openings and thought it was ok, last resort before pulling head - manifold to find vac leak, installed pipe plug in vac tree hole. Fixed problem, installed new tree reconnected ...
1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Unknown
Thanks for all the replies. The general consensus seems to be that it's an inner CV joint. I have not yet verified this. The customer will probably not be back until after it's time to close out this help request. So, I'm closing it out for now.
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF23674
Thanks for everyones help with my Headache of a truck... I had to put a starter on it because of burning it up by cranking so much. While I had it out , I exhanged the crank sensor again Just in case.. Well, Still no start. I checked power and grounds again t... Trouble codes: P1693.
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, pings badly VIN: 1FTRE1423W
Ok Thanks for the replies. I covered all the replies in what I posted. Nothing was makeing sense. Fuel trims and o2's said nothing wrong all were normal, Egr was good ignition and fuel good compression seemed high but this engine is 9.17 to 1. I said to myself... Trouble codes: P0340, P0302, P0306, P0401.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Thanks for all the help folks. Ended up outsourceing to another shop for a fresh look. They used a exh. pres. transducer to determine that cyl. 5 was still the issue. They pulled injector and found no noticeable blockage. Then they swapped it with cyl. 6 a...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE2429X
Thank for all the help. However the customer does not want to pay the labor on camp synch, he took the van back to the guy who sold the van to him. I am really amazed how fast I get replies from IATN fellows. All the infos are very helpful. I am just wondering... Trouble codes: P1309.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56S91
thanks for all of the replies. the valve seat thing on vulcan motors is something I know about, but this is a dohc motor, and I don't think it applies. I did completeley disable egr with a block off plate, so that was not it. anyways, the customer has premium...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Door locks VIN: 1FMYU60E51
Thanks for everyones help. The information did need to be transfered to the new module even though our distributor denied it needing it unless the ecu was replaced. Unfortunatly we found out the one we got was the wrong one when the dealer tried to program it....
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F11
This was a tuff one and I made it that way. One step I skiped was putting a fuel gauge at the cylinder head. It had fuel going in the filter housing. It would fill the housing very quickly so I knew it had fuel and since it was 8 quarts low on oil I was Sure I...
2004 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L Compressor lines VIN: 1FMFL16LX4
Coustomer worked out of town and was just this week able to leave vehicle with us ! I appreciate the responces recieved, some indicated an oil issue and I suspected such as a little more research indicated similar problems with other vehicles with low mount A/...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L exhaust VIN: 1FMYU93195
First let me extend a big thank you to James,Michael,Chuck,Bruce and James.I received 3 relies within 20 minutes of posting my request [AMAZING] As everyone noted it comes out the bottom quite easily,AFTER removing the y pipe,drive axle alt. shrouds and altern...
1996 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTHK33F8S
Thank you to all who it turns out I found the problem by accident... I tried an old trick..I rapped on the back of the injector driver with a screwdriver handle and the problem went we replaced it with a new one and so far the vehicle ha...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L transmission VIN: 2HGES16581
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L no shift VIN: JACDJ58X3X
Well this one is GONE! turned out to be a internal problem with the trans. The snanner does not show current gear, just the p-n or r-d. thats it. I scoped the speed sensors on the transfer case, and they were fine. So i rolled the dice. thanks for all...
1983 Jeep Wagoneer Limited 4.2L Starting VIN: AXDT046725
This thing is finally fixed. What I ended up doing was a bit unorthodoxed but it worked great. First I ground down the starter nosecone flat on the inboard side of the indexing lip. Then I sloted the lower (non-threaded) hole on the starter, to let it trave...
1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FY29S0R
Thanks to all. After tracing all the wiring harnesses I found the wiring harness to the fuel pump chewed by a rat. So I spliced in a new section. Then I test drove it with no problem to find. I ask my customer to try it and let me know. I will let y'all Know w...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L headlights VIN: 1J4GR48K95
Replaced multifunction switch and tested the rest of the day, never did experience a failure.
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: SALJY1247S
Well I guess All-Data got sold the wrong info on this Disco because it does not have a crank sensor.( still a mystery as to why we were sold one)What we did instead thanks to my fellow IATN techs was to do the coil update, that is to do away with the spade con...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1244X
Thanks for the help guys. I sent it 70 miles to the dealer. For a deal of 208.00 they sync the computer and runs. I pitty rover owners. Thanks again
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L strut VIN: 1ZWFT61L71
Thanks to everyone for the replies,I also thought this would be like a VW.I took it apart this morning,and my concerns were legit.The thing blew apart(I was standing out of harms way of course)someone put this thing together with just the upper nut.I should ha...
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HY5211P
was able to find the hidden relay which sucked to get at. jumpered relay and car still stalled. bypass cylinder with resistor and didn't fix it either. ended up to be the vat module behind glove box. wasnt planning to take dash apart so had someone make a bypa...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Stall VIN: IG2NE55D5S
thank you all so very much the tcc solenoid was the fix you all are very great i love this place thanks
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB12F02
Checked resistance of knock sensor and it was zero. Knock sensor on order. Thanks to all who responded. Special thanks to Jay from Texas who said to look up 2002 Sunfire instead of 2001 and Christopher from Pennsylvania who listed the criteria for testing the ... Trouble codes: P0327 (Knock sensor low input).
1988 Porsche 944 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 42JN465130
Thank you for all the replies. engine speed sensor replacement and that little adjustment solve this one. car runs good for 2 days so far. hopefully, don't see this car soon.
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L temp gauge VIN: YS3FB45S65
well i decided it was the temp gauge. you have to buy the cluster i orderd it and saab told me they had a bunch on back order and the vender went belly up so they had no idea if or when they might get it
1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G8ZH1278X
Thanks to all that replied. it turns out it was the coolant temp. sensor. even though there was no weird readings on the tech 2. or anything. Just took the sensor out and the tip of it was broken.
1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: JSAFTL52VY
Well… helpfull good answers for this Little truck but no luck, for now we changed cam sensor at customer request and still wating his advice, I`ll post more info in a couple of weeks. common failures are pugged catalitic converters, leaking fuel regulator, al...
1995 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT4RN13P5S
HI Again Y'ALL!! Well this Toyota pickup (not Tacoma) is done. The MAF voltage of 2.9-3.2v is NORMAL KOEO. and 6v at idle is normal. The ecm only uses the top 6-8v to keep fuel control happy. I don't know why that spec ain't somewhere to be found. I got info ...
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