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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH4DB7650W
Hi, I have a 98 Acura Integra that's stalling only when coming to a stop when engine is cold only!It will restart. It happens about 2 or 3 times, then goes away when engine warms-up. I did confirm the problem only when cold. At first glance, the motor runs rou...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUB124B6X
Audi techs i hope you have some insight. This car came in for a ck engine light, found 14 codes in all most of which refer to a short to ground. Customer has been driving for a month with no drivability problems. found fuse # 29 ecm 30 amp blown, Replace fuse ... Trouble codes: P1435, P1421, P1425, P1472, P1196
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43472
Vehicle towed in, stalled before, and would restart. Died while driving and came in on hook as it would no restart. I drove vehicle into shop, MIL light on. Launch 431 scan tool used to pull 5 codes, 160, 161, 8, 136 and 115. Actron scan-toy pulled P1632, P010... Trouble codes: 160 (Engine-Throttle position controller Jammed breifly), 161 (Engine-Throttle position controller Jammed permnently), 8 (Signal air-mass flow sensor), 136 (Engine Throttle sensor starting test readaption necessary), 115 (Adaptation engine throttle)
1992 Buick Regal 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB14L1N
car can in on a hook, has no spark. scan tool showed RPM all over the place while cranking so I changed out crank sensor. still no start and then found that readings on scan tool were jumping all over the place. injector signal will go from none to super fast.... Trouble codes: 34 (MAF sensor), 42 (EST error), 43 (EST failure)
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start
Im just about to my limit on this car, about 2 weeks ago vehicle came in for driveability concern, poor idle when hot, found clogged pcv and leaking vacuum tubes, one from pcv to intake to purge solenoid and the other from rear valve cover to intake tube. anyw... Trouble codes: 1631 (passlock password incorrect)
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L steering rack VIN: 1G6KY5496X
The client came in 2 weeks ago saying that his service steering message came on and the steering wheel got hard.I checked for codes and there was none.Took the car for a ride and everything seemed fine.This morning he called and said the messge came on again a...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCD614K6K
truck came in with check engine lamp on. code # 13 o2 sensor open, short, circuit problem. i replace 02 sensor with new bosh sensor. i replaced ecm as per alldata trouble tree. checked timing and fuel pressure and they were at spec. i checked engine vaccumm an... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 short open circuit open)
1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Clutch VIN: 1GCEC14H35
I put a 350 in this truck in place of the 305 and cannot get the clutch to disengage. Pumping it up does not help. The old flywheel was machined, a new pressure plate, clutch disc, pilot, release bearing, clutch fork, master cylinder and slave cylinder have be...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L fuse#10 VIN: 1GNDTELW34
Im hoping you techs out there ran into this problem before.I checked the fuses and found fuse #10 blown ecm/ign blown.Now I replaced it several times and it keeps blowing.Im just hoping to find a quick fix before I get any deeper into the wiring.Customer reall...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 5B4JP32R4Y
Hello all, this one is driving me crazy. The truck is a delivery truck that came in a couple of weeks ago with a rod knock the owner supplied a new "crate" engine and we have replace everything on it that could be replaced. The other tech was the one who insta...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs VIN: 1GCEK14T1Y
Hello fellow techs, have another troublesome one, 2000 k1500 pickup with abs light on, no red brake light. Can't communicate with abs module. Says no response from module. The maxi fuse underhood is fine and has power. All powers and grounds to module on frame...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13S32
every time the ac is turned on the engine stalls even when the compressor clutch relay is removed preventing the compressor from engaging sometimes in hot soak situation with the ac off idle after restart is slow and unstable in about 10 seconds it stabilizes ...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L oil filter VIN: 1G1ND52J43
this vehicle was towed in with a bad oil leak I topped off oil started engine to see where it was leaking and found the oil filter gasket blown out. I installed a new filter and blew the new filter
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L oil pressure VIN: 2GCEK19TA6
this truck is used daily (work driver) customer complaint is: at time of start up, driver information center warned driver of low oil pressure.. he shut down engine and towed to shop. test for oil pressure with manual gauge, and o psi was recorded, i checked...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L motor dies VIN: 2C3ED56F5R
This vehicle came in with the customer complaining that the engine just dies, but restarts. This has only happened two or three time, but I have been unable to duplicate it. One time the customer said it to 15 minutes to restart. I have scanned the computer, n...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Misfire VIN: 3A4FY58806
vehicle came in 62,500 mil on code p0340 replaced cam sensor cleared dtc's and roadtested all well ran and passed all i/m test returned veh to customer about a month later vehicle came back in mil off but customer said after hot sitting in traffic mil will ill... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cylinder 1)
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L intermit wipers VIN: 1B4GP44G1Y
have mother-in-laws van here with the intermitt wipers inoperable. test multifunction switch all positions in spec by ohms testing per somedata, switch ok. scan bcm see results below, these are scan data voltages. the wipers work on low and high, washers wash ...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L headlights VIN: 1B7HL38X02
2002 dakota, daytime running lights go on when truck starts. When I turn the switch to the middle position the all parking lights, dash lights all turn on with no increase in headlight brightness, but when I turn the switch to the far right position or "on" po...
2003 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HG48N24
hi first time bare with me 03 dakota complant was driving down highway starts skipping give a little more throttle comes out of it be driving around no problem until this mornin missfire on #1 cyl changed coil and plug same problem ck compresion ok did not hav...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14N7R
Customer states that whenever the outside temperature, 60 degrees+, starts to warm up truck starts hard after being ran for at least 20 minutes, will start right up after being shut off but starts hard after 1 hour and up to 4 hours. Problem has been present f...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5146T
hi. guys: this van came on the hook with no start condition. the first try it start right up moved it inside the shop, after a while went to it to start it , but did not start! due to no fuel.check fuel pump , was not working. new fuel pump installed but no r... Trouble codes: P0301
1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Battery VIN: 1FAFP54N0X
This time it still drains the battery, but from where? Cannot detect a current draw with inductive amp clamp. Two weeks ago found alternator was barely charging and alternator case was cracked. Customer picked up car and it was dead three days later. So it's h...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L coolent VIN: 1FAFPS5U81
the car came to me they say that when you shut the car off that coolant comes out of the coolant tank car dose not over heat temp gauge normal coolant dark brown dose this car have a problem with head gaskets?
2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L all accessories VIN: 2FMZA53482
Accessory Delay Relay coil is not grounded by FEM intermittently. No codes. If Windstar sets for several hours all relays controlled by FEM are not grounded by there respective drivers in the FEM. After ignition is turned on (10 min. or several hours) the FEM ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSN31PX3
Unfortunately this is my own truck.Has been good till now,wife was pulling horse trailer when it stalled on hill.Acted like it ran out of fuel,ran out of power and then would only idle and then quit completly.Towed home and it started and ran fine -long enough... Trouble codes: 2290 (low icp pressure)
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34N87
No reference voltage to cam sensor. ohm both leads to sensor which shows good. appears to be problem with pcm but want to see if anyone else seen a repeat failure of the same? Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor circut problem)
1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG864NS
checked out for no start and found that someone had installed a disabler at some point in time and had removed parts of it but not all of it and one of the relays that were installed were not protected and the wiring rubbed thru and burned out the ingn switch....
2008 Honda fit 1.5L small light fuse VIN: JHMGD38408
Hello everyone. I have a Honda that is giving me a "fit"(haha). I can not figure out why the "small light" fuse in underhood fuse panel blows immediately. Obviously toomuch current flowing, but where? Checked all basics, voltage, wire chaffing etc. etc.This is...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L coils VIN: KMHDN45DX2
this car was towed in for a no start condition. it has injector pulse and crank signal. has dtc's p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, and p0304. i found that the car had no spark and when i put a noid light on the coil connector the light lit very very dimly every onc...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58W8W
hey guys i have what i thought would be an easy fix boy was i wrong this isuzu was towed in for a fire involving the crank sensor wires i repaired the wires usint proper sixe wire twisted thesame turns even put the mylar sheathing on had no start just for gigg... Trouble codes: P0337
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Security VIN: 1J4GZ58S1P
Hi fellow Jeep Techs, This jeep was towed to me as a no start, the friendly thieves in the city jambed a screwdriver in the door lock and broke the alarm switch on the door lock cylinder, this vehicle is being sold at auction as soon as I can get it started an...
2006 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L vibration VIN: 1J4FA39S96
hello,i have a jeep with a dead mans wobble at 40 mph and above. we are the third shop to look at this vehical.the steering wheel starts to tur side to side then the whole front end starts shaking. i have checked the steering dampner and it is still stiff. i n...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L front crankshaft seal VIN: KNDJA72331
vehicle came in with the front crank shaft bolt missing and the crank gear and pulley off. replaced the timing belt and new crank pulley and crank shaft seal. after vehicle gets to operating temp oil seal will start leaking. replaced seal twice and complete oi...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJA73925
this car came in with a rough low idle that felt and sounded like a slight misfire. i installed new spark plugs, ignition coils, plug wires, fuel filter, ect sensor, tps sensor and pcv valve. i performed a fuel injection service with a motorvac machine and rem...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L u-joint VIN: SALTY12491
Hello Group, Rear u-joint on front drive shaft failed, drive shaft spun around and tore hole in transmission. Is this a common problem? Customer claims no noise or warning. Car has extended warranty and claim was denied. Anyone seen this before? thanks, Steve
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride control VIN: 5LMFU28R63
This truck is driving us mad!!! All 4 sides on ground. code C1881 among other codes alldata will not identify. p01fe,p0200,p0281,p1300,p2122,b2320,b2324. HELP. We can manually run compressor relay and it works but systen is being vented. Even after clearing co...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L 2-4 shifts VIN: JM18J22284
hi there: this car came in my shop with no 2 and 4th gear engine flares up, initialy got code p0734 erased it and road test with o/d switch on, transmission has a delayed 1-2 shift very short 2nd goes to 3rd and flares in 4th defaults to 3rd. road test with o/...
2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L chime VIN: 1YVFP80D66
hi everyone i have this mazda here what it is doing when you drive it on the highway at 120 km a warning chime goes off sounds like the seat belt chime if you slow down it goes off i would like to know if this can be turned off adusted or is it a problem would...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L Cruise control VIN: WDBED30E4N
This cruise control system is completely inoperative. I removed the plug cover at the amplifier and tested power supply, ground, and switch functions as well as brake and speed sensor inputs. everything tests good. Inspected linkage at throttle, and electrical...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WD3HAZ8E1R
Hi Mercedes guru's, We did the V/C Gasket and when we were done we had a misfire, would touch the connector at #2 coil and would be fine. So we ordered a new connector and found that the wiring is crumbling, bare wires, we went as far back in the loom to where...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L air ride VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
Vehicle came in w/complaint of suspension dropping while driving. Has only done it w/us once, but was sitting still and came right back up. Alldata has no info on codes listed:ESP System: c1140-steering angle snsr, c1504 system fault snsr, c1022 CAN communicat...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBRN40J03
runs very rough missing on all 4 cyls did not check cam timing yet have checked the advance mechanisms alls ok except did not check position sensor Trouble codes: P0010, 20540
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Misfire VIN: WDBWK56F75
Thanks as always fellow technicians Mil is on, all misfire codes and mixture codes for rt. bank of cylinders, If this was a M112 or M113 I'd be sending him to the dealer for warranty catalyst replacement on the rt. bank. I have only worked on a few of the M272... Trouble codes: P0171 (rt. bank mixture at limit at idle), P0171 (rt. bank mixture at limit at idle), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl. 1), P0302 (misfire cyl. 2), P0303 (misfire cyl. 3)
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L ps pump fan VIN: WMWRC33432
we have a cooper here that will not kick the ps pump fan on when the radiator fan comes on, best that we can tell by our wiring diagrams, the ps fan should be commanded on by the fan control module when the rad fan starts. we installed a new pump and a new fan...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L starter VIN: JA3AJ46G1S
When we try to crank the engine over, the starter grinds and is chewing up the flywheel. We recieved this car in this condition. We raplaced the torque converter, (ring gear is made on the converter)and ordered different brand name starters thinking the maybe ...
1993 Nissan Sentra 1.6L govner VIN: 1N4EB31P6R
This car has the plastic gear on the govner.I have replaced it once with another plastic one it lasted for 6 months and striped agian .Customer wants me to install new gov assemble with steal gear from the dealer.Has any one done this and is this a good fix or...
2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, NO POWER VIN: 5N1MD28Y73
this nissan came in for no power when warm. going into failsafe mode. hooked up scanner had a code for the knock sensor. replaced knock sensor. same problem, no power when warm. driving the vehicle warm, anything over half throttle puts it in "failsafe" mode. ...
2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L evap p1490 VIN: 5N1ED28Y63
Hello Friends, I have a 2003 X-Terra that seems to be broken although our testing shows all is well. The vehicle is in good condition. There are no signs of modification or previous collision damage. Because the vehicle failed IL EPA OBD2 emissions testing, ... Trouble codes: P1490 (Vacuum cut valve bypass valve circuit wrong voltage)
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18W95
Nissan gurus please help me figure this one out! 4.0 with vvt code, intermittent of course,customer reports rough idle when it occurs, although freeze frame indicates failure at 52 mph and st trim b2 at 125, all other freeze data normal. I suspect that solenoi... Trouble codes: P0021
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Pass Key Fault VIN: 1G3GR62C7V
Help!! I'm having trouble reasoning out this intermittent Pass Key Problem!! Very intermittently, this car will display "Pass Key Fault" on the drivers display, and NOT turn on the "Security" light!?! On one instance, it would not restart after shutting off. D...
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L engine VIN: 1G3GR62C3W
the car came in with an overheating problem in the city as well as on the highway. overflow hose and radiator were clogged and radiator flush was performed that solved the overheating during city driving but now still overheats at highway speed.i found that th...
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HZ5219N
car has very erratic injector pulse and spark even while key on after cranking engine. for about 10 seconds then clicking stops. checked grounds, ignition module bracket, ecm is coherant. i checked all the normal issues with no success. the ground under the ca...
1992 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU06LON
ok class, this one is stumping me this trans sport cuts in & out like it looses ignition, throws code 43 after about 10 seconds run time, knock retard on scanner will go to -10 when light comes on. knock sensor is buried so i disconected at pcm (dk blue wire)n... Trouble codes: 43 (electronic spark control / knock sensor)
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L antitheft VIN: 1G2NF52E5Y
i have this pont diving me nuts. custumer says car will not start but when it gets to shop car always starts. have returning codes b2960 and u1000 loss of class 2 comm. car back in shop today and stars right up. have had meter on pass wires but does not act up...
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZK5275V
i have the pleasure to install a sohv engine where a dohv engine was. it starts and runs fine with 70 lbs fuel press. turn it off let it set 15 min. and it has 100 lbs fuel pressure, and wont start. bleed it off and it starts fine. the vehicle has a two fuel l...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L powertrain VIN: JT2SK12E1R
Powertrain vibration is present in gear and at idle only,is more noticeable when in rev.Engine performance is fine,idle speed is within specs.Vehicle was driven for quite along time with failed mount and was subjected to vibration for an unknown period of time...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JT3GP10V6T
i am gona change my shop name to, i need help ,please.the car runs great for about 15 to 20 minutes,then it cutts off and want start back .cranks but want start,wait about 30 minutes it cranks back.it has fire, gas,i can spray starting fluid and it will not st... Trouble codes: P0115
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L noise in bellhousing area VIN: JT3HN86R92
Good morning all. This vehicle belongs to my head technician and one day before Christmas his wife was driving it and it just quit. Upon inspection the crankshaft had siezed. It turned out that the thrust bearing had slipped and the upper rear piece forced its...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Maint. Requirement Light VIN: 4T1BE32K24
Hello everyone,specially Toyota Techs. 2004 Toyota LE. "Maintenance Requiremnet Light". According to the owner, the 'maintenance requirement light" has been on since she bought the car about 5 months ago. Car has been given an oil change about 3 months ago but...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L (n216) VIN: WVWTH63B73
This 4MO has a rock solid code 18277.."(N216) pressure solenoid 2 open or short to ground". There are 2 possible valve bodies for this car, E17 or E18/2. Bently and others have only the wiring diagram for E17 which is not correct for this car. Here's what ...

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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L monitors VIN: 2HNYD18613
Thanks for the replys. Got customer to come in Saturday to check and replace battery. She then informed us her radio had locked it self out. New battery and she returned today with monitors set. The old battery was dropping system voltage low on a cold crank a...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L abs light VIN: WAUDA24B3X
thank you for your help with this one replaced the abs module cleared codes and drove vehicle customer took vehicle and has been happy since
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUDH68D91
Hey Guys, Thanks for the replies... Checking the instrument cluster values this morning oil pressure values stayed the same at "2" all the time. I put my vantage on sensor wire and found the switch was not closing at any time. closer inspection found that co...
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L trans VIN: WBAGD4327R
Thanks to all who replied. I clean the connector at the trans really well cleared the code and have not seen the concern yet. the customer does'nt want to fix the car at this time. I made sure he knew the car was not fix and his concern will return. If he does...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L SRS Lite VIN: WBAAM3330X
Hi and thanks for the help, because of the ECU problem we are sending this one to the dealer. We found that a new SRS ECU does need to be programmed. We can not do this maybe one day they will make software that will be available to us, thanks again
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83431
Good afternoon guys, I think we got it. I replaced the MAF sensor and idled the vehicle and watched the fuel trims increase slowly to 2.2 long term and oscolating short term. Just for referance I scoped the new MAF waveform and imposed it over the one I captur... Trouble codes: 1158 (fuel adaption low bank one), 1160 (fuel adaption low bank two).
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L using oil VIN: WDBFA53531
After receiving some info on the dipstick tube-the customer asked us to check and not to replace.We found most of the passage ways blocked by white sluge-we cleaned tube and made the drain much larger.I think a combination of wet weather and faulty crank cas...
2006 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8L release cable VIN: 2G4WC58206
best advice: [Dan from Nebraska] If this thing ends up broken at the latch, You should be able to remove the air deflector under the bumper in front of the coolers. I don't have one sitting here but just checked a Grand Prix which has the same inner struct...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1G6EL12Y7R
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L prnd32 led VIN: 1G6DM57N03
Thank you to all that replied. The intermittent no crank and no start was repaired by replacing the ECM. We found low voltage (under 3 volts) at the ECM terminal that runs to the PRND432 switch in the transmission (Pin 23 at ECM, OG/BK wire, circuit #1...
1983 Chevrolet El Camino 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1GCCW80H9D
Thank you to everyone for all the excellent replies.The problem turned out to be the mc solenoid,which was shorted.I tried cycling the solenoid and it wouldn't budge.After replacement,and some light tweaking,the vehicle ran excellent and flew through an emissi...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY32G8X
first i want to thank Dave, Mark, Richard [...] and Alex for taking time to help out a fellow tech. i am happy to report that this one is fixed. mark was able to use the VIN and found that the recall had been performed and then warn. out three times after that...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L readiness VIN: 1GCDT19W7Y
OK ,, after reviewing the Mode 6 data I seen some out of range in evap area ,, my foreman decided to send it to the dealer ,, they Changed the Vent Solenoid . all Monitors are now ready , thus Fixed .
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1GNCS13W8Y
Well as it turns out the PCM was the culprit. It was actually turning on the 1-2 solenoid but was not registering it on the scan tool. New pcm and a program and all is right with the planets again. Thank you all so much for your responses and help. Glad to see...
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L cluster VIN: 1G1YY22G01
Thank all that replied to this repair.The customer has ordered a full set (4) tire pressure monitor sensors.The GM dealer confirmed the sensors to be the fault also.We do not do ant type of tire repairs here. So a tire store will have to replace the sesors.The...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L 3/4 shift VIN: 1GCHK29183
i tried the thing's other member's suggested but still having trouble with this truck,i don't have any way to check clutch pressure so i had owner take to local rebuilder to have them check,i also think they should check for any reflash to pcm. hate to get lic...
2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G1ZT64844
The Ignition Switch fixed most of the codes, but the real problem was in the fuse box, located in the left rear. The terminal from the fuel pump rely to the fuel pump was over heated and spread out enough to create a intermittent no start. Thanks for the ... 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
Thank you to all who replied to this post. we replaced the #7 injector and the fuel lines to it. Hopefully it will no longer be an issue.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK13T45
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7GG23X8V
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L pcm VIN: 1B3EJ46X2X
Thanks to all who replied, your input was very helpful. Many of you stated shorted wires to 02 sensor and Crank sensor. Crank sensor is 8v Ref wire (orange/white) O2 Sensor is 5v ref wire with (green/orange) Using vantage I back probed both the 5v and 8v re...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L engine VIN: 3D7LA38603
Hello to all of my fellow technicians. After replacing rod bearings from below and the swapping injectors , i still have the same noise in # 3 cylinder. The updated diagnosis is either piston slap /piston pin noise. Customer has declined any further investigat...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 1FTHX26118
Thanks to all who replied. I ran through everything I could again and still no improvement. When I fix the problem I will post an update to let you know what it was. Thanks again, you were all quick to offer help, I'm just dissapointed that I can't pin-poin...
1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B5R
We have 2 winners!! Tim from Wisconsin and Doug from California. You were both right, after market distributor had dead coil in BOTH units. Purchased new unit and vehicle is purring as we speak. Thanks to all and thanks for the coolant temp switch idea from yo...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
I would like to thank all that gave responses th help with this problem. They were all good responses and did give insight to the operation of the system. unfortunatley the problem wound up being the "new Remanufactured" computer. it had failed. it's gettin...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTZX1769W
Thanks to all who offered help, too many to thank with e-mails. You really don't need the camshaft positioning tool,(the only one I found was in an OTC kit for $587)I found that if you torque the head with the cam removed, then set the crank to TDC #1. Install...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L squeking sound VIN: 1FTZR15X5Y
sorry for the delay customer brought truck back today replaced the cam sync sensor and squek was gone. i should have remembered this a replacedone about 3 years ago in a taruas but i guees it just slipped my mind. thanks for all your replys and help iatn is a ...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMYU03132
thanks for the 3 replies, but no one helped. What we did on this vehicle. replaced the upstream o2 sensor on both banks, damper pulser, fuel filter, and spark plugs. vehicle is running better, fuel pressure still reading 68 psi. long and short fuel trims are w...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L downshift VIN: 1FTYR14U34
Thanks you tho those who helped provide information, however the problem was in the over drive was broken cuasing shifting problems. Thanks again for your support.
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L differential VIN: 1GTEK19T2X
I did as many suggested, marked the tires drove straight for 100 feet. Tires were all very close together. I swapped a different set of tires and wheels and that helped alot. I then changed the front differential fluid with synthetic and that seemed to make it...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGC01652W
Thanks to all that have replied to our help request. We got a lot of replies hinting us to adjust the valve on these vehicle at that mileage. We pulled the valve cover and did notice the valve slightly tight, we thought that was the problem. We remove the fron...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L gauges VIN: KMHCG45C81
i found a ground wire that had never been hooked up from the factory, it was wedged between the plastic dash cover and the body and was covered in foam rubber. i hooked it up and everything works, it goes on the pillar on the lh side of the car above the glove...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L front differential VIN: 1J4FF48S4Y
Hey guys. Thanks for all of the replies. One tip stood out to me in particular. The tip about the bulletin for the " death wobble" was very helpful. We loaded the cherokee on our alignment rack and loosened all of the upper and lower control arm bolts. We then...
2007 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L tank VIN: KNAFE12127
Thanks for all the help guys. Sure enough there was a piece of the candy bar the exact same size as the flapper valve at the filler neck sitting on top of it. So whenever the pressure from the gas pump would push that candy down it would shut off that flappe...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L windows, mirror,seats VIN: WDBJF82H9X
found high data bus error using ezl activation of data bus was able to trace it to rear right window module removing connectors form data bus connector right side pannel util bus ok thanks guys
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L transfer case VIN: 4M2ZU86K42
replaced with used transfercase everything seems to be working properly thanks for the replies.
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R52
Thanks to all who replied to this post. I love the community that IATN creates. We ended up pulling the injectors back out to have them retested, along with a brand new injector. All came back fine. Removed timing covers for inspection of timing marks. Ba... Trouble codes: P0174 (Fuel system lean bank 2).
1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L hard1-2upshift VIN: 4N2XN11T7X
Thanks Michael,Scott and Avinash.Turns out the problem was to the tcu.The 5 volt power circuit to pin 32 at tcu was lost. I had reading at tps and coming out of ecm,but lost it behind dash at harness plug.Removed connector and cleaned badly corroded plug.Afer ...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D83
As expected, the replies were helpful and timely. Thank you, to all that replied. Replaced crank sensor and cleaned connector of oil. Vehicle started and ran well after repairs and reprogramming was not required. Thanks again, Joe [...] Trouble codes: P0335, P0725.
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L trans limp mode VIN: 1N6AA07B54
the vehicle is still here, im soon to install this used trans that the customer supplied, but meanwhile im still not satisfied that this one isnt fixable, as far as the help received, im less than impressed, i mean three replies from the "millions" of satisfie...
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