Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for April 7, 2009
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
Next
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD6323S
Thanks in advance.First off we don't work on BMW here But one of our better customers think that we can fix anything.Well i would hate to prove him wrong.Car came in on the hook battery was bead. charged battery and fired up ideled for around 10 minuts or so. ...
View
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33471
This vehicle is a dealer failed attempt to diagnose and fix. They had this car for over three months and no luck at all. When I got the car, the customer said to keep it until it is fixed. I told her that will fix it. The dealer "said" they had engineers on it... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean limit bank one Mult at 12), P0174 (Lean limit bank two Mult at 12)
View
2001 BMW M5 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WBSDE93461
Hello everyone, I have a fairly new customer who was driving down the freeway and a load knock accured. They towed it in and there is a very loud knock on the right bank(passanger side). It sounds like a rod knock or maybe a wrist pin, because the heavy knocki...
View
1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L alarm VIN: 1G4CV219TH
last week this car came in and we found that the key fob he had was inop the only thing it would do was work in paniac mode. would lock our unlock also wound not open trunk. we went and got a new fob and had it programed. he came back today and is still having...
View
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1G4HR54K9Y
module replaced twice both times the fan will work for up to a month than quits also if you unplug the module the fan will work again i have had dealer look at it they just wanted to replace the motor and module agian has had factory parts my scanner will not ...
View
1976 Chevrolet Malibu 5.7L electric windows VIN: 1D37V6R415
Customer has a vey nice car but would like his windows to work. just one day they would not operate. Fuses test good, circut breaker in fuse box is hot. The master switch has no power to it. At left kick panel there is a 3 prong relay with 12volts on the orang...
View
1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1FP23T4M
this car is creating a problem for us... it has spark, fuel pressure, and a weak injector pulse, but yet will not start. i do not want to start throwing parts at this vehicle but yet that is what seems to be happening. we replaced some bad tune up parts first....
View
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGC29FXS
Now engine is replaced vehicle still has same problem. You step on throttle and engine goes up to 5000 rpm and stay there untill computer shuts it down or key is turned off. scan data for injector pulse width is 1.95 koeo 2.20 koer. NO matter how fast engine r...
View
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Forward gears VIN: 1GBDL19W9S
Hi guys, Another tranny amateur mucky-ing up the waters here. I would appreciate any advice. Rebuilt the 4L60E. Customer came in with no movement in any gears (maybe a slight nudge in reverse). Fluid was burnt. Inspected all internal components, replaced all...
View
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1JC52462
hello all, help!! we have this cavalier that runs about 220-230 deg. and fan stays on.On the block side of the thermostat coolant is 200 deg. and radiator side it is 110 deg. And there is very little heat coming from radiator. Replace thermostat 3 times with d...
View
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58B55
Hello there everyone looking for some help on this one. A 2005 PT Cruiser came in for mil light on and skipping. Found P0301 code stored (misfire #1). Check ignition system perform maintenance tune up.Plugs,wires and filters.Customer took vehicle,light came ba... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire in cylinder 1)
View
1968 Dodge D200 Pickup 5.2L charging voltage
as stated replaced alternator, now charges alot went incrasingly from 12.5v to 17.8v in about 90 seconds slowly increasing by .5v incriments i shut it off to prevent damaging anything, im assuming i need to replace the voltage regulator but just want to make s...
View
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Wipers VIN: 2B4GP44R7T
Greetings fellow techs. Thanks in advance for your time spent considering how you can help. I have a bad BCM on this van and owner not in a position to spend $720 (reman from dealer) on BCM. Is there a reputable repair company out there that should be consider...
View
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2B46P4534W
I have a 98 Dodge Caravan that has a lopey idle, more when the weather is colder, sometimes when temp. is warmer it runs fairly well. Along with lopey idle it will take spells and skip and have no power and die when you come to a stop. I have put on new plugs,...
View
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB11Y4X
Hello, this van came in because it would not start , when it came in ,it started several times with no trouble. When it does not start the odometer reads "no bus", and we cannot communicate with its computer. When the van does start we are able to communicate ... Trouble codes: P1686
View
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L seat belts
Hello I had a Seatbelt Control Timer Module that was drawing on the battery. I replaced with a new one from the Dodge dealer and now the seatbelt retractor won't unlatch. I don't know why? I tried to do a "initiate structural seat belt test mode", but I can't...
View
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L 2nd VIN: 1B3ES46C1Y
Car shifts 1-3, no 2nd. Manual 2 gives me 1st gear only. Fluid is nice and pink. No dtc present. I'm a Ford tech not knowing what the heck he's doing on this. I see in Alldata a kickdown band adjustment. Any chance this could be the cause? Any help is apprecia...
View
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3B7KF23631
Truck will hick-up like losing power or fuel while cruising (cruse control off ) in warmer weather with engine hot also will happen more with cruse, coast situation. Will also do it in lower gears. When it starts it will be over with before you notice it, then...
View
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FTEF14N6L
this is my own personal truck i am thinking of changing the body the old one is rotten.would like to konw if there is a universial harness out there to go from an 89 to a 93 ford f150 or would it be easyier and cheaper to swap out the harness from the doner tr...
View
1991 Ford f700 7.0L No Start VIN: 1FDNF70J6M
I have a f700 bobtail truck with two fifty gallon saddle tanks. the left pump kicked the bucket. so I removed the pump assembly from the tank and disasembled the plastic housing and renoved the electric pump it was frozen. called the local dealer and they tell...
View
1992 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L No Start, fuel pump runs all VIN: 1FDKD37H5N
I must say I am a Diesel guy and don't do much gas work, so this is out of my normal line of work. This one can on a hook. No start, no comm, with PCM. Fuel pump runs all the time. Load tested powers and grounds to PCM. All were good. Repaced relay to Pcm and...
View
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L auto lamps VIN: 1FMDU34E9V
hello everyone. i have a very good customer with a 1999 explorer. the problem is that the auto lamp feature is not working. the green light on the mirror is lit up. i removed the sensor attached to the shaft of the mirror and checked it for continuity and did ...
View
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling fans/compressor VIN: 1FAFP53U7X
Hi everyone, this Taurus is giving me a headache. When the customer brought it in they complained that the fans would run occasionally and the compressor would kick in from time to time with the heater switch in the vent/floor position. I looked over the diagr...
View
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L runs rich VIN: 1FAFP5324Y
This flexfuel vehicle has come in from another shop. It is running very rich due to 85-90psi fuel pressure. I tried another fuel pump module, but it does the same thing. The pids are showing 90psi fuelpressure and 50% on the pump duty. I did check mannually th...
View
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering gear VIN: 1FTSW31FX1
Hi there, Just replaced my steering gear on my f350 super duty diesel and now I can't get all the air out of power steering and the pump is noisy(growling) and the fluid is cavatating. Does anyone know the proper bleed procedure for this?
View
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTNF21F51
I have serviced this truck since new. Just came in today with a darting condition. It has had no recent repairs. Had a power steering pump for no brakes a year ago. If driving at slow speeds about 30 it will quickly turn to the left. The truck does not slow do...
View
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L timing chains VIN: 1FMZU63E71
I just want to know what i did wrong in it, it came rattling only at start, and quit in short time after start, so i recommend the tensioners replacement which i did, and it became worst now it make more noise at start, and keep rattling, in a lower way but ke...
View
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L harsh shift VIN: 1FMZU73E82
When vehicle is first started the 4X4 high and 4X4 low indicator lights come on for the bulb check, but then don't go out right away. They will stay on for anywhere between 10 seconds or 2 minutes. As lonbg as these lights are on the speedometer will read very...
View
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU17W73
This vehicle came in a no start/no crank a couple of weeks ago. I had no comunication with scan tool (Ford IDS) at times and when I did there were PATS codes and PCM error messeges (weird gobbly gook messages). I ran the pin tests all which pointed to the PCM.... Trouble codes: P01??, P01??
View
2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FMZA57604
THIS 04 FREESTAR - 3.9 - is driving me nuts - this new fuel system design is confusing enough - now i think the pump is failing - but i tapped into fuel rail - pressure never drops like a failing pump should... i started with hesitation - then bucking, jerking... Trouble codes: P0191 (fuel rail circuit performance), P0193 (frp sensor circuit high input - gone after new sensor installed), P1233 (fuel pump driver module offline - will start -no problem)
View
2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Air Conditioner VIN: 1FAHP60A34
We replaced the thermostat and refilled and bleed cooling system. The heater blows fine but a/c wont come out of the vents. When the a/c is on it seems like there is a slight bit off chilled air mixed with the heat coming from the middle/right vent. Middle/lef...
View
2001 Geo F250- 4x4 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTNF21F51
I have serviced this truck since new. Just came in today with a darting condition. It has had no recent repairs. Had a power steering pump for no brakes a year ago. If driving at slow speeds about 30 it will quickly turn to the left. The truck does not slow do...
View
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GKDT13W9T
thanks in advance guys, i am going crazy with this one. no codes and very intermitant.vehicle will start hunting like starving for gas rpm start bouncing from 1000-2000. slow almost to a stop and vehicle will drive normal again.customer states most often comin...
View
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Left sliding door VIN: 5FNRL38445
On closing the left rear sliding door, the rear latch releases about 1/8 inch about four seconds after fully latching. The problem has been intermittent over the past few months, increasing in frequency. It appears not to be related to weather or temperature....
View
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Clutch
This one is probably simple-with vehicle engine NOT running, I am able to shift through all the gears no problem, with engine RUNNING, I am not able to put vehicle into gear-clutch is not fully engaged because as soon as I move the shifter toward 1st gear, the...
View
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L speedo and radio drop out intermittently VIN: 1J4GW48S34
This Jeep exhibits these following symptoms intermittently and simultaneously: The speedo drops to 0, the tripmeter resets, the radio powers off, and the abs and red brake warning light come on. These symptoms reportedly either go away or occur with brake peda...
View
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7232V
Hi group, this Kia starts up good but starts to run rough sometimes the computer goes in and out of closed loop the coolant temp stays the same about 190 the other sensors look fine but when you drive this it starts loosing power the o2 goes toward 0 as it slo... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304
View
2003 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Smell VIN: KNAFB16143
Looking for some help here. Customer is complaing of a fuel smell intermitantly. The first time they brought it in I could smell it inside the car. It was very strong. I found a very slight amount of fuel pooling in the coupler on the inlet side of the fuel ra...
View
1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JS47E1S
Customer stated check engine light comes on and off. Car came in with check engine light off read codes 28 replace front 02 sensor. Check engine light came back on and will no clear. Removed 20 amp fuse for efi and also removed relay light will not go out come... Trouble codes: 28 (main oxygen sensor)
View
2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L Lighting VIN: JTHBJ46GG6
Left front headlight replaced, AFS light keep blinking. There is any way to reset it?
View
2005 Lincoln LS 3.0L compressor VIN: 1LNH86S65Y
I just installed a used engine in this Lincoln. On test driving the car, I had the AC on to be sure all was functioning properly. Everything was fine for about 4 miles, then, upon turning around to head back to the shop, heat suddenly starts coming from the ve...
View
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22161
hello to all mazda tech and anyone that wants to help. i have a 2001 mazda millenia with a 2.5l dohc motor. we rebuilt the engine. we have 160 psi compression on cylinder 1/3/5 and 175 psi on 2/4/6. the car is setting a p0303 for misfire in cylinder 3 and it i... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cylinder 3)
View
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 2-3 Upshift and 2-1 downshift at stop VIN: WDBJF65F1W
Hello All, Car came in with no reverse and barely moving forward with rude noises from the trans. Fluid was black and thick. ETC was full of trans fluid. Replaced trans and ETC with matched used units. Car now basically drive OK, but shift quality is not th...
View
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2ME1M74W8T
Hi, everyone, we replaced the oil pan on this car last week for rust. Customer has now returned and says that it has a very long crank when first starting in the morning. We did verify it one time, but have not been able to duplicate the condition since then t...
View
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA3BN74KIP
New motor one year ago at different shop, took car out of storage and stalled at stop sign No start Customer had ECM rebuilt for other reasons have good crank and cam signals NEW crank sensor tried feeding fuel, Acts like timming. Removed cover and all marks a...
View
1988 Nissan D21 E 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N6ND16S4J
Good day to everyone, I put a timing chain kit on my work truck this weekend at home and I am having a problem with the timing. It seems to be in the timing of the distributor, it cranks like the timing is high but runs like it is slow, the timing at idle is 1...
View
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Engine VIN: JN8AR05Y4X
I am experiencing an overtemp condition on this pathfinder but not over heating. The gauge almost peggs but has not yet. 258 degrees F on scan tool at max reading but cools quickly. The Heater core is getting good flow and the cooling system has some flow but ...
View
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L crankshaft pulley VIN: 5N1ED28Y41
Thanks in advance for your help on this problem. This is the first time we have tried to pull the front crankshaft pulley from the crankshaft on this model, and didn't have any info in Mitchell on the proper technique. There doesn't seem to be any provision fo...
View
1996 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L No Start VIN: 2P4FP25307
this van came with the complain that the wipers are not working and he diagnosed as bcm the culprit.he installed the used bcm whose numbers didn't match with the original.the van was fixed wipers worked and he was happy for a week and now he says his van does ...
View
1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Starting VIN: 1P3FJ46C9V
cust. advised that vehicle would not crank,he seems that the nuetral safty switch was bad , but could not confirm due to not acting up.this is a intermitant problem.cust. did say he moved the shifter back and forth then started.the volts on the output wire as ...
View
1999 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L turn signals / blower motor VIN: 2P4FP25B3X
Customer states fuse 12 underdash blows intermitently. Unable to verify complaint. Removed headlamp and taillamps to check for chaffed/shorted wiring. OK. Operated blower motor on multiple speeds, turn signals in both positions, and removed A/C control head to...
View
1987 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L stuck in 2nd gear VIN: 1G2HZ5130H
no 1st gear, starts in 2nd gear, will not upshift at all no matter what speed or engine rpm. Reverse is good. I rebuilt it 5000 miles ago for worn out 4th gear. When i tore it down everything looked remarkably good. It really is a little 88 year old ladies car...
View
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Interior lights VIN: 1G2HX54K81
This one is getting the best of me, I have a 2001 Boneville that has intermittant interior light operation, Most of the time if you open the doors the lights do not come on, If you use the dash switch they work fine. I see the RIM controlls this, The RIM will ...
View
2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FV22G02
Hello out there, have a issue with secondary air pump bank two code, we swapped o-2 sensors, replaced air pump, tested check valves and hoses, and it still comes back with p1416, fuel trims look good, what am I missing? Trouble codes: P1416
View
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2AE09BXR
vehicle came in for failed emmissions testing - co and hc too high. monitored o2 sensor, will switch normaly at after running at 2000 rpm, but after returning to idle for a minute it will stick lean most of the time, if it doesn't stick lean it will stick rich... Trouble codes: 42 (vehicle speed sensor circuit)
View
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TIBG22KXX
Hi,thanks to all in advance.This is for a buddy ,customer came in with a knock in the engine(rod)swapped a low milage Japanese ,after pulling the old engine my buddy washed the engine compartment,and didn't get VSS sensor dry before installing new engine.After... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction - With Automatic Transmission)
View
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Stall VIN: JT2BK18412
We have this '02 toyota prius 1.5 engine- last year new coils and plugs and new HV battery. Now car is back with same running problem but differnet codes. First the car will start and run fine than will go into a violent shake and than die- codes engine P0302/... Trouble codes: P1305
View
1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWHE81HS4
HI VW tech's, this one sends a code 00513 for the engine speed sensor and misfires on the primary side. We went ahead and put a new speed sensor in but the code comes back. It only cuts out at about 2k rpm and the tach jumps around when this happens, you can r...
View
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWCC21CYM
weve been looking at this vehicle for a few days now-the customer complaint was that the engine overheats and the ac quit working at the same time-there is no power going to the compressor-the ac light comes on in the dash but there is no power-the compressor ...
View
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L gear monitoring VIN: 3VWSK69M11
HI ALL, THIS IS MY FIRST HELP REQUEST. customer drove in after a 35 minute drive and told me they think trans is going. hooked up scanner and got code 00652 gear monitoring implausible signal intermittent. test drove the vehicle and noticed a slight delay in s...
View

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUD28DXXA
Thanks for the help guys. Many of the replies said to try a new relay. We were a little leary about just throwing a relay in this as i really can't see how a relay can turn itself on in the middle of the night. For the time being we decided to just take the re...
8
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L needs ECM VIN: WBAAM3331Y
well, I got replies to do the job BMW correctly, even though that is NOT what I am tryig to do, but I did get the information I needed to fix the car. Apparently, the chip can be removed and virginized in the ECM and the computer can be reused into another ve...
6
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L spedometer VIN: JUXFA13544
the sun roof drain is blocked it is so small it doe not make sense a better improved version is available from bmw but you have to remove all the roof rack complete big job after 10/05 all were already with new larger water channels
1
1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L headlights VIN: 2G4WB54T2M
It is fixed. About 8 guys replied saying to look for a bad ground. several said a headlight switch. some said the multi-function switch is common. Dan [...]. from Texas wins the kewpie doll here. He proposed a bad fusible link and gave me some wiring help out of ...
23
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: W06VR52R1X
Thanks to everyone for your help. The fuse was good and I found that the heater wire to the O2 sensor had been cut about 3 inches about the plug. I fished the harness up into the engine compartment and fixed the wire. Thanks again to everyone offering their he... Trouble codes: P0155 (Bank 2 O2 Sensor 1 heater circuit failure).
5
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 5.7L temp VIN: 1G1YY12S52
Thanks all you guys who reply. what i learn that it nomal condition, coooling fan does comes on at 230 deg. with a/c off gauge goes to 20 deg and when fan comes on goes back to 220 deg.with a/c on fan stays on and gauge stays at 220 deg.
19
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13S32
I replaced the throttle body and did the idle relearn The truck works great now Thanks for all the helpfull replys
11
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No hydroboost assist VIN: 1GCHK23G84
Well guys i hate to close one with out an answer but i really dont have one for this truck. Some suggested that it was the power steering pump which we replaced with an aftermarket. We replaced the hydroboost with a GM unit still no change, check for binding p...
7
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L transmission VIN: 2C8GP64L81
The customer agreed to let the dealer replace the TCM and this cured the problem. All the replies received were pointing in the right direction. Hopefully this will be the fix but this vehicle has had a history of electrical problems. Thanks to all who respon...
6
1991 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7FL26X7M
Doh! Got bit on this one. Sometimes it's easy to forget to CHECK THE BASICS. It did get worse before it got better, so we went back and rechecked everything. One of the NEW spark plug wires was electrically open. And on a seperate cylinder, it looks like I bum...
9
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3AD46R71
Finally got another reman PCM from Chrysler and beyond programming the mileage and the VIN number - Voila! it actually worked out ... Thanks for everyones input on this! Trouble codes: P0601 (internal ctrl mod chksum failure failed memory checksum).
7
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU118Z6
Thanks for all the help from everyone. Sometimes you are so far in the forest you can not see out. That was the case with this truck. It was so simple but I was thinking to deep. It was one thing after anther. I took a compression test on each cylender. They ... Trouble codes: P0420, P0351.
8
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L no power VIN: 3B7MF33C22
HI ALL WE PULLED THE INJECTORS AND HAD THEM TESTED, THEY ALL OPENED TO EARLY ( SAID INJ SHOP ) INSTALLED 6 NEW ONES AND TRUCK RUNS PERFECT!!
7
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP44L14
This ones fixed. I got the vehicle after someone else worked on it and cleared codes so i did the switch around moved the wire to one cyl and the plug to another. The problem followed the plug. Put in dealer plugs and wires and all is well. Thanks Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire).
14
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L insturment gages VIN: 1FMFU18L5W
I wanted to thank all who replied . It was the OD switch wiring Thank You All Bob [...]
30
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FTRW08LX1
i just want to say a big thankyou to those that replied.all of the replies that i recieved i did make sure that they were not the cause of the problem before i posted a help request.because i know that our time in the shop is valuable.im still not going to giv...
9
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No MIL Lamp VIN: 1FAFP4043Y
Well,I checked it out some more,and came to the conclusion that it needs another cluster.We sent it to the dealer and they said it was bad and got another one and installed it.They called to tell us it still has the same problem.Customer does not want to spend...
5
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L low power VIN: 1FDPS24LX1
thanks to everyone who helped ,what we found was a bad o2 sensor on bank two but never set a code.it was a dealer part.it was telling the ecm to cut back on fuel after we recorded the last test drive it came out lean on bank two.after the customer picked the v... Trouble codes: P1000.
11
1995 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GDKC3AFXS
Hi again. I have fixed this one. Thanks for all the replies. First off, my cts readings were erroneous. I had read in the archives about the same problem and a few had tried different scanners and read correctly. I have three scanners in the shop, a Solus Pro,...
5
2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L head VIN: 1GKDT13S15
yes all bolts were oem yes the treads were tapped no they don't bottom out there is 1/2 in. more in the block yes yes the bolt holes were cleaned and dry i also cut off the washer to see if the bolts can get locked up no they can't the thread is m11/2.0 so i a...
3
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Ride comfort VIN: SAJHX1040X
The front shocks have been replaced. I didn't replace the upper bushings, but I did get a response that reminded me about Coventry West and I ordered a set of aftermarket replacement bushings to have on the shelf in case there is any further issue, but the cus...
4
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L n-1 shift VIN: SAJGX2040X
Got it! It was the valve body. There was a crack in the upper most small section of the valve body , just above the pressure solenoids. (the valve body has 3 parts.) We used a valve body from a BMW version of this trans, as it was exactly the same. ( ZF HP 24 ...
6
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4FY19S3X
Thanks to everyone for their quick and accurate responses. It was indeed the crank sensor and all is right with the world now. Once removed we found a rub through on one of the wires to the sensor, obviously shorting out at times to the engine while driving. T...
18
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L oiling system VIN: 1J4FF48S2Y
thanks guys, you all were right. i took the pan off again and pressurized the oiling system and found a cam bearing gushing oil.
11
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10021
Problem appears to be use or incorrect after market sensor.Plan to replace with OEM sensor.The VSC and the check engine were determined to be related.Thanks for the help.Will let you know if this sensor is going to last longer than the after market. Trouble codes: P1155 (Air Meter Valve).
10
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L rack and pinion VIN: JM1FE17374
I received 7 responses, the best answer I got was that both the rack and the module were bad, expensive but the only repair. Pulled the airbox and checked all wiring and connections, everything perfect. Our final diagnosis is bad ecm for codes, bad motor in th...
8
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J84
Well thanks to Larry from Ohio! He nailed it on the head. Unfortunately the Dealer had to tell us the same thing after many $$$. Thermostat is in and after 50 miles no MIL. So much for Genysis European 2006 software! Trouble codes: P2004 (Altitude Pressure Sensor), P2013 (Fuel Injector Fault), P2029 (Engine Speed Signal), P202C (Communication Error).
7
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Misfire VIN: WDBWK56F75
After doing the sensor rotor readaptation the car ran perfect through 3 drive cycles. Had one of our service advisors drive it home and back in the next AM, no issues. Delivered to customer 4 days ago and he reports all is well so far. Thanks to all who replie... 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).
6
1998 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, idle speed too fast VIN: 1MEFM13P5W
We did get this car fixed. We had installed a Ford TPS & tried another from Ford, no difference. We checked reference voltage & ground, all good. We checked for corrosion at the TPS & PCM, none found. We ran all the tests we could. We called Ford & a tech sugg... Trouble codes: P1120 (Replaced the TPS).
5
1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L Unknown VIN: 6MMAP47P1X
Finally determined that the draw was on fuse 13 of the underhood fuse panel. This fuse feeds the under-dash fuse panel. Determined that the fuses with battery voltage were not the problem, leaving the ignition-switched circuits and possibly the automatic car s...
4
1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D6T
This vehicle is fixed.The fix was a bad connection in the fuse box on the main wire to the ecm. Thanks to all for the help. Mike
8
1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8ARDY5VW
We threw everything we could think of at this thing, diagnostic wise. The tune up was whooped so we replaced all of that. We repaired grounds, tested sensors, tried replacing distributor and pcm. we could not change it. Gave up and shipped it. Jason Cur...
5
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
Thank you for the help. This car turned out to be a security system issue. I simply asked the customer to provide a new key from Nissan, ( his wife's extra key ). That worked everytime now. No problem starting while it's cold or warm. Thanks again.
2
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L engine VIN: 5N1BV28U34
thanks for the seven responses guy's. thanks vicente from california, only response directly related to this particlar engine. at the dealership he works at they only replace secondary chains & tensioners. this is what our local dealership also replaces. he s...
7
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Thank you to those who replied to my request. Everyone was of the same opinion that I should check the timing chain. I had already done all my basic checks and was leaning towards the chain but it is nice to here from someone who has already been there. So af... Trouble codes: P0300.
6
2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L No Start VIN: 5Y2SL62843
ok thank you all what it was is that the connection in the under hood fuse panel small black/white wires connector was not seated all the way in to fuse panel and the cover for fuse panel would push the harness opening the connection thats why it wouldnt act...
3
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Radiator VIN: YS3EF48Z1Y
Thanks to all that replied. I've been waiting to see if my customer had any further problems and so far all is OK. As I stated in the original post there was very little evidence of leakage in the sealing areas of the head gasket but I believe that was the p...
9
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3EF48Z2Y
VALVES ARE DIFFINTELY BENT, TRIED TO SET UP TIMING AND THE CRANK HITS THE VALVES AND WHEN IT DIED THE CUSTOMER WAS CRANKING ON IT, ALSO THE VEHICLE WAS IN PREVIOUSLY AT ANOTHER REPAIR FACILITY FOR SIMILAR REPAIRS, NOW IT LOOKS LIKE THEY MIGHT BE BUYING THEM A ...
8
1994 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2EL43TYR
Thank You guys for your help the problem of idle rough while in gear the the idle control up was controled by vsv on the right side of the engine, some one said to check thee compression so i found it to be 60 psi to 75 psi engine engine was just worn out but...
10
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Oil Pressure VIN: 4T1BG12K9T
Well this car is fixed!! The problem was twofold: Even though I had cleaned the pan and oil screen last month, they were full of junk again. And as per the replies we got, I removed the oil pressure relief valve from the oil pump assembly and cleaned it out as...
11
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next