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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L high idle VIN: 19UUA56822
thanks in advance for your thoughts. customer had vehicle towed in, will not idle normally, very high 4000+ . customer stated that she punched it (hard acceleration) from stop sign, it shifted fast, then would not idle down. no codes present. this type s model...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L headlamp level VIN: WAUYP54B11
Checked all codes, have code for activation of left headlamp adjusting motor and intermittant level sensor open or short Neither headlamps are moving. Fuse is supposed to be on #10, no fuse there. Unable to activate any headlamp functions with Assenmacher of R...
1990 BMW 735i 3.5L drivers door VIN: WBAGB4311L
i have a 1990 735i all the door locks work the drivers door will not lock by useing the key it will unlock but not lock all other locks operate fine
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L steering rack VIN: WBADD6323V
we have this nice 97 528i that keeps developing a steering groaning noise when turning out of a parking space, we have replaced the rack 3 times over a few years with 2 different brands, and now its back with the groaning noise again. has anyone had a similar ...
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L shifting VIN: 1G4CW52L4R
Got an oldie here. This car was in about a month ago and the owner wanted the trans. serviced, it was his sisters car and he didn't know when it was last done. I get a little nervous doing a service with this many miles on it and no verifiable regular maintena...
2007 Cadillac Escalade 6.2L high idle VIN: 1GYFK63877
Truck came in MIL on and engine power reduced message on. Had multiple codes for throttle assembly. Tested and found bad intermittant. Installed new throttle assembly. Let truck do idle relearn. The truck idles fine until I step on gas then it stays at 2500 rp...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GTHK34F5R
this veh. will intermittantly stall, whether the engine is hot or cold. no air in fuel return system,so i assume its safe it isn't sucking in air. no dtc's. ckts to fuel control solenoid are sound. when the engine stalls it is very abrubt to the point the serp...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W7T
This misfire occurs only during "normal" driving.During heavy acceleration and idling NO misfires,runs perfectly!With engine RPM below 2500rpm under load all cylinders randomly misfire,sometimes badly.Cam timing was at -18*,after adj. now at -15*.During misfir... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GCEK19R2T
Hi,I have a 96 chev pickup, code 1122 [tps low voltage].I checked with a lab scope and the 5v ref,ground,all were good.I did the wiggle test all good.At no time did I lose voltage on roadtest or in the bay.It seems to be a computer problem. I would appreciate ... Trouble codes: 1122 (TPS intermitting low voltage)
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G1JF52TXV
Walked into the middle of this vehical,Towd in as a poorly running complaint. Now cust complains of a intermitant stalling prob. The fuel trim(long term -17) the iac counts at idle are 0. The idle is about 750 rpm target idle is 600. The iac works and the thro... Trouble codes: P0550
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L hard start VIN: 3GNFK16R8W
Hello all. Thanks in advance for any help. This one was brought in on the hook two weeks ago with a crank sensor code, engine was flooded etc. We checked the crank signal on the lab scope, no signal. We replaced the sensor checked and replaced the spark plugs.... Trouble codes: P1626 (pass key code)
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1Y1SK52871
This vehicle came in barely running with a bad misfire. After removal of the head, we found burned/cracked intake valves on cylinder 3. After machine shop finished repairs and reaasembly of components, the engine had an extended crank before starting. After st...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Front Brakes VIN: 1GAHG39R21
wearing out front brakes
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG25R02
Misfire Data shows cylinders #5,7,8 missing like crazy at idle. When I run a injector balance test with Master Tech cylinders 5,6,7,8 show no drop in RPM as do you feel no difference in the engine as you do with the front four injectors. THe front injectors yo... Trouble codes: P0300, P0101
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WF52E84
Greetings GM Techs, I have a very frustrating problem here. This occurs during idle only. Cylinder #6 will miss fire every 4 seconds, when it miss fires it will last for about 5 seconds, then idle smoothly for 4 seconds, then back to miss firing for 5 seconds.... Trouble codes: P0300 (miss fire detected)
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L reverse VIN: 1GCHK29205
hi everyone.I have a problem,Drained fluid and replace external filter on an allison and now it will not move.P0701 pulled.information i have recieved tells me that i have a stuck valve or have lost prime.is it possible to reprime system or find the stuck valv...
2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Cuts out VIN: KL1TD56657
customer complained about cel found that when it was started first thing in the morning after sitting all night that it misfired badly then cleared up. found 1300 misfire counts on cylinder #3. checked 02 sensor with labscope and 02 sensor is cycling lean rich... Trouble codes: P0133 (h02sb1s1 slow response.)
1992 Dodge Stealth 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JB3XE74C8N
this car will start good but wants to slall when comes back down to idle and bucks and jerks very hard under load and even when in stall with no load car cuts out and seems like misfire but can not pinpoint doews not set codes unless you unplug something and s...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23X7V
installed junkyard motor from 96, knocked rubber u shaped grommet around crank sensor into trans housing trying to install crank sensor went ahead and installed sensor anyway, drove for two weeks, crank sensor broke, repaired crank sensor dorve for 1 mile cran...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7HF13Y6V
hello to all, this truck has no rpm signal so im going to replace the ckp sensor. The problem is im unable to locate it. I know where its supposed to be,on the back of the engine, but its not there (this is a Canadian truck)I do see a plug on the bell housing ...
1998 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B4HS28Z4W
After vehicle has been sitting for an extended period, the vehicle is then driven for a mile and when coming to a stop, vehicle will bog down, have lack of power when trying to accelerate from stop. IAC counts ramp up to 130 at idle when this happens.Fuel pres...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7MC3362W
hello, i have this 1998.5 model dodge ram 3500 with the 24valve diesel engine. the problem is when the key is 1st put in the on position and cranked it will not start right away. you have to wait approx 10-15 seconds and then it will fire right up. the other i...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.5L Starting VIN: 2B3AD46R91
car came in with the camshaft sensor unpluged and a code po340. changed the camshaft and crank sensors and with the cam sensor pluged in the car will not start,but if you unplug the camshaft sensor it will start right up.the car has a 2.7,v6 not the 3.5
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23631
Hi , thanks for looking at my problem. This truck was towed in after dying on cust.Upon arrival at my shop, truck started up and ran fine, however, ck lite was on. Scan showed P1689, ran tests on wiring as per Alldata & Mitchell (DLC, Ecm & Fuel Mod Connectors... Trouble codes: P1689 (No Comm. between ECM Fuel Module)
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.2L overheating VIN: 2B3HD56J01
we have this intrepid with overheating problem,and also temp gauge is not working we can monitor temp thru are scanner,we noticed that it gets to hot so we shut it down im almost sure that whats causing gauge to not work may be the cause for fan not coming on?...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT-10 8.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7H16H05G
I have a Viper Truck in the shop with a Paxton Novi 2000 Super Charger on it. Customer states that it "stopped making power". He is right! Sitting still it does not rev freely. A quick test drive and the thing barely gets out of its way. The piggy back compute... Trouble codes: P0175 (2/1 Fuel System Rich)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L starts in high gear VIN: 1F3CU56ERV
This one has me really sumped. The truck came in with P0500 and P01506. Now if you drive the truck cold it works great shifts nicly through all the gears even lock-up. Then after the trucks seems to warm up it sets a P0500 code and the transmission starts in h...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM50UXX
Repeat customer came in with a repeat stalling & no start problem. This time the car wouldn't restart until I got there with the wrecker. I found no spark and couldn't hear the fuel pump run. Mil lamp was off with KOEO. Got back to shop and scan tool wouldn't ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74EOY
OK. Vehicle comes in running bad with check engine light on. Found codes for cyl misfire on #3&4. Found burnt wire on #3 and corrosion in coil pack. Checked at coil for spark out of #3. No spark. Replaced coil pack, wires and plugs. It still has a misfire from...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F62
Hello Ford techs. Trying to fix this one for a friend. Running fine before I touched it. Replaced the hp pump as it was leaking at the plug lower left. Had to transfer the IPR to new unit. Now I have a no start. ICP voltage .22 KOEO IPR 15% KOEO IPR 65% cran... Trouble codes: P1212 (ICP not at expected voltage)
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L Suspension VIN: 1FAFP38Z04
Ok ,I have this Focus that was in an accident ,a body shop did the repairs and my customer said it has'nt driven the same ever since. It took a while for me to figure out what she was talking about. What it will do is intermitantly after hitting bumps could be...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTPX14554
Truck was towed in after a snow storm,with a no start problem.The vehicle would not crank over so i checked starter had no power to small wire.I checked relay and found no ground from pcm and wire was good.I checked for code and could not communicate with pcm ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Stall, Misfire, NO POWER VIN: 1FTSW21P65
help me!! customer brought truck in, would barely run, stalling and no power. would not rev. like starving for fuel. customer stated he bought cheap diesel for $1.88 just before problem began. he stopped at the mister car wash and had both fuel filters and oil... Trouble codes: P0275 (cyl. 5 contribution), P1408 (egr flow out of range), P0404 (egr performance)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, NO POWER VIN: 1FTWW31P06
this truck came in with a hard to start in the morning and truck has started to loose power and the fuel economy has dropped from 14 mpg to about 9 mpg..after it would start it would run great all day but customer still complained about the power loss and the ... Trouble codes: P0261 (cylinder 1 injector curcuit low), P0270 (cylinder 4 injector curcuit low), P0276 (cylinder 6 injector curcuit low), P0279 (cylinder 7 injector curcuit low)
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U26
Customer complaint is no start when hot or cold. They say it will start fine then you could shut engine off and instantly try to restart and it will just crank and no start. Sometimes you turn key off and it will restart fine other times it will take up to a f...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L transfer case? VIN: 2GTEK19T73
Hello guys; Hope your shops are busier than mine these days! This GMC farm truck came in today for an alternator and customer said the truck jerked and made lots of noise in 4wheel drive.I drove it and it really sounds bad at times and you can feel it almost ...
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....
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7550N
need help locating main pgmfi relay. not on left side of dash that i can find... bought a new one to help with identification but no luck.is it ever anywhere else? thanks in advance.
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SHSRD78892
Hello and thanks. The code P0341,with no other codes, was present with stalling and so so performance. I reset the code with KOEO and started. the code returned immediately. I pulled the solenoid out and ohms tested ok but when I applied current to it, it's pe... Trouble codes: P0341
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L alarm system VIN: 2HKYF18753
this is my wifes pilot. don't know if this has anything to do with the problem. battery went bad so replaced it with a new interstate battery. shortly after doing this the pilot started acting up by not starting intermittently. the dash security key light flas...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L converter VIN: SAJEA01TX3
Trans fault message displayed.Code po741 stored torque converter clutch stuck off. We have exhausted our resources and apparently techine help. Did we shoot ourselves in the foot by using a reman torque converter? Has anyone been down this path recently.I am o...
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...
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...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNE2225A
Hi, We have a Freelander with an intermittent no crank/no start condition. Customer states that when he turns the key to start he hears no click and motor doesn't crank. On the third try, the motor will crank + start fine. The immobiliser had a code for 'power...
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L water pump VIN: 1LNFM92VOW
car had water pump replaced prior to coming to my shop.car heats up (temp gauge just under red not in it) after driven for 10-15 miles or slightly aggressive driving(accellerating onto on ramp,passing another car etc.).car will cool down if you park it and idl...
2004 Mazda Tribute DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4F2YZ02B44
Hope someone can point me in the right direction. At idle the vehicle will run perfect and intermittently stutter like it is going to shut down. It has not shut down on me, but customer says it does it sometimes when stopping for a light. No dtcs or tsbs that ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L air regulation VIN: WDBFA61E9L
When this car was dropped off just before closing I tried the climate control system if you picked the center vent setting after a minute the entire system would stop blower etc. the button for the center vent would stay lit but no air would come out if you pu...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J84
Hello Benz Masters! Vehicle was in a couple of months ago with the MIL illuminated, code P2004. Altitude Pressure Sensor was tested and found to be faulty. Customer declined repair. Vehicle comes back and customer has decided to fix the problem. Our super-shar... Trouble codes: P2004 (Altitude Pressure Sensor), P2013 (Fuel Injector Fault), P2029 (Engine Speed Signal), P202C (Communication Error)
1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MECM50U3N
thanks everyone for reading this. i have a 1992 mercury sable here that has melted the egr flow sensor twice. the sensor is a plastic one vacuume hose type. when the hose is off the egr pipe it seems that excessive exhaust is comming from it. does this vehicle...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 5NE1ED28TY
car came in with concern engine running rough. after we changed dis,cap&rotor engine runs good but after 2 hours start running rough,after we turn off and engine cool down,start again and engine runs good. please if you know wath is the problem let me know. ...
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
2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D16
I am hoping for advice about how to remove the connector on the crank position sensor. Everybody in the shop has tried, and I, the boss, don't want them to break the connector. Did that before, and it wasn't available, except with the whole wiring harness. I c... Trouble codes: 725 (335 -), 335
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G3WS54T9M
car came in for hesitation on acceleration from a stop. we confirmed problem, and are unable to communicate with computer. we tried replacement w/ known good & same problem. we have checked all obvious like plugs,wires... etc...
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L engine VIN: 1GHDX03EXX
Hi Guys, This van had come into our shop about a week ago with the customer stating that another shop had worked on it and replaced the radiator, water pump, and thermostat, but it overheated on the way home. Since the other shop had the van for over a month...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L timing chain tensioner VIN: 1G2JD12T9V
car towed in for no start. found 3 broken exhaust valves. did valve job and returned car to customer. brought back for hesitation. while diag. hesitation, timing chain chain tensioner released, causing valve to bend again. replaced cylinder head, jumped time a...
1999 Saturn SL 1.9L fuel gauge VIN: 1234QD6612
The fuel gauge is not operating properly after replacing instrument cluster light bulbs while replacing the bulbs must have touched the gauge as it was working properly before replacing the bulb. the gauge was reading empty and pushed needle to the full mark...
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG79646
I have a Subaru with a misfire problem. It seems to be too soon for plugs but thats what it feels like. This coil over turbo model does not lend itself to easy inspections. I can feel the misfire at all RPM's and its more at high loads. I do not have much expe... Trouble codes: P0303, P0302
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4T1SK12E1P
This car towed in for rough running and eventual no-start. Starts and runs crappy for us. Feels like its missing. Checked all basics (see related history)(fine). By chance I removed Main Relay and car still starts and runs crappy. No Check Engine light illumin...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L upshift VIN: 4T1SK12E7S
We rebuilt this transmission Jan, 09. Thought the customer complaint was not moving because it was low on fluid. Turns out that after rebuild it came back we found out that when cold the vss would not function for a couple of minutes either on start up or goin...
1997 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2DG02T5V
Car is first time here so no prior history. Car came in with three EVAP codes. P0441 - purge flow, P0446 - vent valve, P0450 - pressure sensor. I went through the diagnostics procedures in all data. This Evap system have a traditional round canister and not th... Trouble codes: P0441 (purge flow), P0446 (vent valve), P0450 (pressure sensor)

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBAAM3347Y
I just want to thank everyone who replied to my request all of the reolies were very very helpfull. I ordered a set of time serts installed like a dream. This has just saved a bunch of money. I definetly recommend them easy to use and way stronger and a bett...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L immobilizer VIN: WBADT63432
Thanks to all who replied. I found that i was not equipped to retrieve codes from this security system nor make the immobilizer accept the key. The dealership could not make a key without having the car to make the car adopt the key. customer had to tow the ca...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L timing cover VIN: WBAGN63483
first thanks to all who replied escpecally Zbigniew Maka for sharing his experince with me. i know that there are a lot of opinions about the topic of weather or not to remove this engine to fix the coolant leak at the coolant pipe/front cover area so i will ...
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L no crank VIN: 5UXFB53594
sent to dealer to retrieve "seed" code & reprogram immobilizer.
1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Clutch VIN: 1GCEC14H35
Well I chose to put in a GM flywheel...also found that i had the release bearing intalled on the fork incorrectly...it is better but you have to stand on the clutch to get it to go into gear. tomorrow i will try some of the bleeding suggestions i have gotten. ...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GBHG32F8X
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs VIN: 1GCEK14T1Y
It's fixed. What a mess. Not real sure what else to say, but it's fixed. Vehicle had been modified drastically by a youngin'. Aftermarket burglar alarm as well, put in looks like by a 10 yr. old. Some of the wires were spliced into the dlc wires. Vehicle...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z43
Thanks to everyone who responded. What I ended up doing is replacing the converters (y-pipe) and installing a bank2 pre cat O2 sensor. I road tested for 30 miles and it ran great. The customer has had it for 2 weeks and I haven't heard a thing. I am going to c... Trouble codes: P0154 (ho2b2s1 insufficient activity), P0157 (ho2b2s2 circuit low voltage), P0300 (random misfire).
2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.5L Cruise/Horn VIN: 2G1WJ15K77
Even though the airbags were not deployed, the clock spring was bad, and had to be replaced. Thanks for all your help!!!
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GL22X9W
This customer has been incredibly patient with this issue at this time we are doing this as a learning experience. we have tried everything that was suggested by members and then some. at this point the customer needs the vehicle so we only get to mess with ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7KF23W21
We replaced cam and crank sensors and misfire cleared. Thank You to all that belive in IATN. Trouble codes: P1391.
1993 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GNCT18WOY
Many thanks to all who replied! Some of the great suggestions included a faulty EEC relay,vacuum leaks, fuel pressure and volume, ignition checks and of course the infamous MAF sensor. Even though the coil pack ohmed out "OK" we tried a known "good one"and it ...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
First off, I want to thank a lot of techs for help: Alex, Frank, Randy, John, Doug, David, Robert [...]., Kenneth, and Eric. It took awhile as we had over 16" of snow and ice on the ground to hamper me from working ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5146T
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU35P8X
Customer never returned for repair. I think a computer may be the only thing that fixes the problem since I saw no problem with the wiring to the range sensor and the sensor was replaced previously. I will write back if he decides to come back. Thank you for y...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Runs really rich VIN: 1FTZR15U11
Yes, I have fixed this vehicle, kind of. There were several layers of problems on this one. I already mentioned the leaking injector on cylinder #6. I took a fuel sample and found a lot of moisture in the fuel, likely what caused the fuel rail to rust. I pulle... Trouble codes: B1600 (PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal Not Received), P1132 (HO2S11 Sensor Indicates Rich), P1152 (HO2S21 Sensor Indicates Rich), P0172 (System Too Rich Bank 1), P0175 (System Too Rich Bank 2), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected).
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L left axle seal VIN: 1FMZU73W02
Have not fixed this as of yet..what I did find upon much closer inspection is this: the new seal from ford is actually a 2 piece "oil bath" type seal. The inner portion seals tight to the cv joint, and the inner portoion of the seal actually spins on the outer...
1998 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L valve train VIN: 1GCHK33F0W
Thanks for all the info,we decided to put a motor in truck w/there history,Cust getting reman long block assy and we'll be installing it for him.Thanks again for all helpful info. Darren
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Entire system VIN: JHMEG8651S
TO all that replied...Thank You. I pulled a vacuum after searching for and oil stain with utra violet light and could not find one. Charged system and after about and hour the high pressure hose was leaking were the rubber meets the crimped aluminum. After ...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES15532
I certainly appreciate exerybody's input, but we did not have any success with this vehicle. We had tried new crank sensor, checked all wiring, inspected for defect in tone ring, adjusted valves, checked for loose timing belt... all with no change. We recomm... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft sensor A circuit range/performance), P1298 (ELD high input).
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L ex manifold/cat
If only this was a federal car and not Cal. The cat and manifold is available from Dorman. However, only for a non california car. Another possible problem which I knew getting into- that an after market cat can turn on the check engine light. Since the total ...
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Mechanical VIN: JACDJ58VXT
Hi: Two responses said that the engine 2would come out w/o removing the trans and it did! Had to remove the intake and a water pipe behind the heads to get to the two top trans bolts, but after that the engine came right up out of the hole. Haven't got it b...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Driver's Side VIN: 1J4GW58N34
I have looked at this one twice since posting and both times the system was working properly. There are major problems with doors breaking inside the heater box on these, I could be wrong but I don't think that is the problem here due to the intermittent natur...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L alarm system VIN: SALTY144X3
unfortunatly this one is not fixed.many suggested to check the crank sensor,and i did,right at the computer,it tested fine.we believe it has something to do with the security system.any way it is on its way to the dealer.thanks for all the help.
2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L gps VIN: JTJHT00W34
Disc is under passenger seat. Removing and inserting made no difference. Customer thinks we ruined his GPS when we replaced the battery. His wife since told him it has been acting up for a long time and sometimes it won't turn on when starting vehicle in the m...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L starter VIN: JM1BK34374
Thanks for the help, but this problem only occurred the one time after my repairs. I spoke to the customer today and he said it never happened again so is holding off returning it until/unless the problem happens again. I had four responses, two that I was lo...
2009 Mazda 6 i 2.5L temperature control VIN: 1YVHP81A49
okay i finially got back on this 1 today and got this one solved.After doing all the ispection tests from diaonostic sheets and having all voltages ,grounds etc from control head check out normal except for the 1T wire which would not vary voltage with the pot...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4M2XV11T3X
Thanks to all that replied, the fix for this one was a faulty injector( thks Damian )luckily it was an easy front one. Inj ohmed out at 12.1 cold and 8.5 hot, replaced it and all is well.I ohmed the injectors at the harness connector above the belts front of e...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L cylinder VIN: 3N1CB51A83
thanks for all the help guys. turns out this head has a crack in the spark plug threads. i tried to get a reman and they called me back claiming there core had a crack in the same place. ordered a head from dealer and will install soon. i got this car from ano...
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L steering column VIN: 4T1BF28B13
We received 3 replies, 1 stated that problem may be the turn signal switch, another suggested steering column intermediate shaft, the other said they had to replace the steering column. With the upper and lower steering column covers removed, could see the tu...
2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Head lamps VIN: 5TDBA22C75
Well it looks like it would be possibly to convert this headlight system to the std halogen bulb. The owners of this vehicle went on ebay and found the module for $86.00 so they have fixed themselves. Hopefully this info will help someone else down the road.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L converter VIN: WVWSP61J32
Thanks for the good advise- I decided the best choice was to pull the pan and look at the valve. Found the TCC boost piston was stuck in it's sleeve. Sonnex offers new piston, sleeve and spring. Add a filter and for $75 and an hour or so of time we're off to t...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1FA8845L
I checked the wiring at both computers, ohmed the individual wires and did not find any problems. I opened the harness at the firewall and at the curve by the rear of the intake manifold, and all the insulation looks great. I assembled it all back together a...
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Misfire VIN: TV1CZ91H54
Volvo Spark plugs where the fix, just as i suspected. Thanks to all who replied. Most all of you agreed with me about the plugs, a few mentioned the coil harness getting pintched, others refered to valve problems. I have a happy customer. Dealer wanted $1700 t...
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