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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Stall, Misfire VIN: 19UUA5663Y
Help Acura Techs! This TL has got us chasing our tails. The vehicle will start and run well cold but if left sitting and idling once it is hot it will stumble very slightly on the first throttle application. Once shut off and restarted hot (15+ minutes) it wil... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304, P0305
1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA34B6X
i have a audi a6 qautro 2.8 here with a p0411 secondary air injection code. customer states this has been a problem for about 6 months. he will clear it, and in a couple days its back. we have been working on and off with it for a couple weeks. started with th... Trouble codes: P0411
2005 Audi TT 1.8L Exhaust VIN: TRUSC28N34
Hello everybody, hope someone has some advice for this. A new customer since August 2008, driving an 05 TT 1.8t FWD, came in to replace all tires. Since my hoist does not have ajustable lifting pads, to raise the vehicle I've used two 1 inch wooden blocks to ...
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L dynamic drive malfunction VIN: WBAGL63433
hi everyone this car came in with dynamic drive malfunction, check for code with my modis scanner and under engine i got code 10221= undocumented code , 2778 vehical speed. under transmision i got code 5141= can time-out dsc. under abs i got no comunication wi...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L turn signals VIN: WBAEV33494
RR turn signal is inop, front flashing rapidly. Found flashing power on both turn signal and tail light wires (gry/blu and blu/brn) coming from module. Want to check at module (light switching center control unit) but can't locate module using Mitchell. Anyone...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CT53B7P
My forehead is sore from beating against the wall... This should have been cut and dry (right??) The Code 52 for "Memory Reset" can be caused by changing the battery, a dead battery, loss of power to the ECM (an ignition feed going open for example) or ECM/Pr... Trouble codes: 52 (Memory Reset)
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1G6KY5497W
My question is will this cut off fuel at 90mph? I remember order unit you can replace with non air type but on this one through dealer is not allowed. Is their a after market kit which will fool the computer?
2004 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L all power windows VIN: 1G6KE57Y34
Hello group,this Cadillac is kicking me around some.I`ll start off by saying this problem is and has been intermittent for at least four mounths.My first contact with it four mounths ago was an inoperative power window on the drivers door.the window was down a...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L stuck in 3rd gear VIN: 1GCFK24K2R
I have this 94 truck that is kicking my rear. It is stuck in 3rd gear, it has reverse, and manual second. I have checked the shift solenoids, checked for power at the pink wire at trans, replace ignition switch, and replaced the pcm. The condition has not chan...
1995 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L 9 port vacuum mode switch VIN: 1GBEG2SK8S
Some of the ports on the 9 port vacuum control switch are eaten away causing air flow to stay on the floor no matter where the mode lever is set. The ports look almost like they have been sand blasted off. We have replaced this part many times on this vehicle,...
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, NO CLOSED LOOP VIN: IGNDM19W6S
vehicle failed NOX testing at emmisions. will not go into closed loop. o2 sensor reads .675-.750 at idle steadily (not switching) and at cruise will read 40mv or less. replaced o2 sensor and have same readings. no vacuum leaks were found (smoke tested) fuel pr...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Clutch VIN: 2G1FP32P5V
i hope someone can help me, my customer just bought this car in arizona & drove back to south dakota. on the way home approximatly 150 miles into the trip he started hearing a buzzing or whirring noise coming from somewhere in the shifter area. if he shut the ...
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L abs VIN: 1GCCS1440W
This customer has had this problem for about 4 years. (I just started working on this problem) After a rain the first stop the abs will activate at low speed. It will not do it again the rest of the day. All the brakes have been replaced as well as the rear sp...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L wont set readiness VIN: 1G1JF52441
We have this 2001 Cavalier that wont set the final 2 readiness flags. The catalyst and the Fuel Evap. it has no codes or history codes, closed loop, temp is normal, both o2 sensors look normal, however my otc genysis says the twc temp is over 1000 degrees whe...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GNDS13S02
This TB has an intermittent no start after brief shut down. You can drive to the Post Office, go in and do your business, when you come out it may not start. I can hold the accelerator to the floor, like a clear flood, and it will start. Puffs smoke out of tai...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L cluster VIN: 1GBJK39113
vehicles dash lights flicker and radio pops when the clutch pedal is pressed.i have search for any wiring issues and found nothing .no harness rubbing or shorted .i hope someone may have seen this before. thank you
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L speedometer VIN: 1GCHK29144
Hello fellow techs. I need some help with this one. It is starting to get me. The customer brought the vehicle in complaining that the speedometer was reading incorrectly. Customer stated that speedometer will read 80 and gps will show 72-73 mph. I have compar...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23104
this vehicle came in with a check engine light on. the glow plugs are operating fine and its strarting fine. the signal circuit from the relay to the pcm has 1.3 volts with the key on and the glow plugs off...it should be less than .02 volts. with the relay un... Trouble codes: P0380 (glow plug relay ciurcuit)
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23235
Hello everyone, I need help with a chevy diesel. We have three codes stored, PO335, PO341, PO0016. Do not have much time working with newer diesel engine's. We have replaced the cam and crank sensor's. Have checked the reluctor wheel as best we can for the cra... Trouble codes: P0335, P0341, P0016
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S55
customer came in with p0410 secondary air injection and stated he had an air pump installed. when i checked it out i found that return hose going to the air valve had blowen off the air pump turned out the plastic fitting was no good replaced it cleared code a... Trouble codes: P0410
2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 3.5L Steering VIN: 1G1ZT63856
Hello fellow techs. I have a 2006 malibu max that inter. sets a c0545 trouble code steering Torgue sensor fault. Light on dash says service steering and steering asist is gone. Have performed a steering wheel position relurn and a torgue relurn with Tech 2 no ...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Buckels VIN: 1B7GL23X7V
Checked for misfires, none found with my scaner, on wide open throttle it starts to buckle, On high heavy acceleration buckles like it was misfiring. checked wave forms at crank sensor it looks good, anyone with some possibilities
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L unknown / radiator VIN: 1B7GL2AN4Y
Customer came in with an eroded front cover - leaking at the area near the thermostat -replaced entire front cover with water pump / thermostat / cover / gasket / upper hose and pressure cap from Mopar as this was an updated part. Now it overheats when pullin...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L hard start VIN: 3B7KF23671
unit has hard start once it reaches 1/2 tank of fuel replaced check valve on pump no change if the tank is full it starts fne eery time we have checked the system for air leaks i plugged off all lines at tank and at motor applied 10 inches of vacuum it held ov...
2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L radio/disk player VIN: 1B7HG48X42
Removed battery to replace headlamp bulbs, radio doesn't work after battery reinstalled. Key was in ignition in off position during battery reconnect. Base and treble control lights now flash with KOEO in a regular pattern. No body codes stored
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L temp gauge VIN: 2D4GP44393
hello, i have this 03 grand caravan the temp gauge dont move, i did the test where you hold the milage reset button in to sweep test the gauges, i got a code 400.1 also the temp gauge is out of calibration, nodata says if any of the gauges are out of calibrati...
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1D7HE48N55
vehcile is used for mail route customer states that it will die at stops for about two hours after fill up always starts right back up also has a rolling idle at times on test drive it did show a rolling idle but cleared up and would not duplicate in shop no c...
2006 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 204GP44L66
Hello Techs, I have a 3.8L inthis van here and it has engine noise in the valve train area. At about 1500-2000 rpm it is the worst) I have replace at least a dozen 3.3L for a bad piston in the #1 cylinder but have notseen many of the 3.8L. No TSB,s on the engi...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L 3-2 shift VIN: 1D7KS28C26
i have an 06 dodge that im having some problems with,the truck came in with no 2nd gear,i rebuilt the trans and found the band to be burned out,after re-installing the trans i found it worked good,most of the time,when the vehicle reaches full operating temp t...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15N01
1994 f150 hesitates and stumbles under light acceleration but runs excellent under wot acceleration and when in cruise control it seems to drop a gear intermittently then picks it back up i was wondering if this is a vss problem i am a very young tech still in...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6532T
I am working on this vehicle for a friend at home and have run into a problem. Upon inspecting under the hood I found the engine wire harness was melted.The coating on all the wires looks fine and it only burned about three inches of most of the wires right ab...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L ignition system VIN: 1FALP13P9V
I have rechecked the wiring that was repaired from the ckp sensor connector to the pcm and it all ohmed out good. I have checked crank sensor signal at pcm and it checked good.(The other shop put an oem sensor on it.)I have checked the outputs from the ccrm th...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148W
Misfiring occures heavier when moderately excelerating. Mil was on when first recieved. After parts mil cleared and did not return. Until after 2nd day. checked codes and Cam sensor code returned. Syncro was never removed or moved only cam sensor replaced. Cus... Trouble codes: P0340, P0153, P0151
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L red warning light VIN: 1FAFP55SX1
red brake warning light comes on after 15 min. Replaced gem module, no shorted wires to ground.replace brake fluid level switch and e-brake switch
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U34
Second time in my bay. Car runs ok, some spark knock on accel. History is minimal and only have car for 3 days. Oil consumpsion is normal. Customer had car for about 45 days before code set, no repairs or events to blame it on. Some times takes a week, last ti... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Pinging VIN: 1FTPW14524
Have fought this one for three weeks, please help. The truck runs fine until it shifts into overdrive at about 55 to 60 mph. Then it starts pinging, then starts missing, then the computer shuts off cylinder 4 injector. This obviously makes it miss badly and th... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire)
2004 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L battery VIN: 1FMSU43P04
Hi all I have extensive auto electric experience this one is driving me nuts I have a little less than 1/2 an amp draw .467 milliamp and I have every fuse out of the centraljunction box,all fuses pulled on aftermaket alarm systems fuse out of relay box 5 and t...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWF31P95
Hello to all, I'm really jambed on this one. I have limited diesel experience and most of it on Isuzu cab over trucks. I have this 05 powerstroke 6.0 that was towed in as a stall/ no restart. When the vehicle got to the shop, first thing I checked was the oil ... Trouble codes: P0671
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L96
My first posting and want to say thank you to all you wonderful techs out there taking on dragons everyday to make our customers happy. Customer complaint while driving has intermittent loss of power while accelerating (most happens when cruise control on). Ve... Trouble codes: P061B, P2104, P2111, P2112, P2135
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L failed emissions VIN: 2GTEK19R4V
Failed emissions due to O2 sensor not monitored. Tested with multible scanners and all display "Oxygen sensor not supported" The scanners show the sensor activity and this was confirmed by testing inputs to pcm at pcm. DNR told them to replace the pcm and was ...
1998 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCHG35RXW
There is no problem found anywhere but this van continues to miss at cruise only. It's the second GM truck i've had with this problem and am unable to find the problem. Everything I can think of that would cause a stumbling at cruise I've replaced. thank you.
1999 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L distributer VIN: 1GAS452LAS
hello fellow techs & thanks in advance... i replaced intake gaskets due to oil and water mixed... everything came out great except for one thing ... po13??(i dont recall)something about manufactor ign.. read ALL DATA it said dist. installed wrong... the 350 st...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Fuel Smell VIN: 2HGES16501
Customer reports a strong fuel odor when in closed garage. No codes, and ran EVAP diagnosic monitor from Snap-On Solus Pro (although it seems to run suspiciously fast). Inspected under car and under hood carefully, removed fuel pump access cover under seat - n...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L no crank VIN: SAJKX674XT
Two weeks after the dealer disconnected the security the vehicle quit while driving down the road. The vehicle would not crank over so it was towed to our shop. If we disconnected the body control module for an hour or so the vehicle will restart, but eventual...
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4FA49S01
vehicle came in two months ago with coolant leak at the thermostat housing and milkshake in the oil cap, and a large amount of crud in radiator. sent head to machine shop and the head had no cracks, the gasket showed signs of leakage at cylinders #5 and #6, so...
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L compressor pulley bearing VIN: 1J4GK58K33
We have a Jeep 3.7l that originally came in with a bad bearing on the ac pulley.Since then we have put 2 new clutch/pulley/coil units on (with the same result). It will last a short while, then the pulley bearing will go bad. All other pulleys turn great and s...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L lights, dash lamps VIN: 1J4HR58225
Hello all!! This 05 Grand Cherokee has interior lamps intermittently cutting out, flickering, while moving, customer states headlamps do same thing, was not able to verify headlamps as the problem was not present when vehicle was stopped. No visible wiring iss...
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L pressure plate and clutch disc VIN: KNAGD12641
We are very confused with what seems like a simple but unexplainable problem. Car came to shop with the Optima problem of flywheel and clutch assembly having come apart causing damage to trans housing. Found good trans from salvage yard. Mounted new flywheel f...
2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
hi made up vin number i need to know the time for r+r motor someone left the oil filter gasket stuck to block while doing oil change ane the guy lost his oil and now has a rod bearing noise.does it come out the top or bottom don't do much kia work here yet lol...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Vehicle in with CEL on / flashing. Codes P0302 and P0303, plus P0300. Could feel a single dead miss. Checked and replaced spark plugs. (Vehicle has history of oil consumption - plugs didn't look real good) Reassembled and started - still misfiring, but only co... Trouble codes: P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315 (same - 4), P1320 (same - 5), P1325 (same - 6)
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air bag light flashes code 44 VIN: 1LNCM81W2M
We have a 91 town car with a flashing air bag light code 44 ..rh crash sensor not properly attached to vechile. the connection seems ok .. does anyone have a flow chart diagram for testing this sensor and /or resetting the air bag light? my fax # is 1-508-2...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNLM82W1T
car came in 3 weeks ago for service with a code p0125. he also stated car would stall when he was driving. after diag of code , the car was not getting to operating temp and thermostat was broken. replace thermostat, manifold (had a crack) ,front brakes/rotors... Trouble codes: P1469
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L passenger temp VIN: 1LNHM86S43
Thanks in advance. Passenger side duct temp 15 deg warmer. I have searched the archives and If I understand the system correctly, it has no blend doors and uses the coolant control valve to regulate heat to the dual heater cores. I monitored the duct temps at ...
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: IYVGE22D6V
stubborn p1195 code. boost sensor malfunction. sensor is within spec as per tsb found on alldata. 0" vacuum - 3.65 volts. 8" vacuum- 2.35 volts. a 1.3 volt drop, within the 1.1 to 1.6 volt drop specified. boost solenoid working consistantly and has the proper ... Trouble codes: P1195 (egr boost sensor malfunction)
2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM18J22521
Customer had a accident with the car. The body shop replaced the radiator. they filled antifreeze in and created a big vapor lock in the engine block. Customer came to me with a complaint of heater not warm. The water pump was leaking (melted). I replaced the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Randem misfire)
2004 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire VIN: JM1NB33244
HELP ! Techs, this Miata has a cold idle miss that sets P0304. Idles like a dead hole. Off idle it seems fine.Runs great down the road. When warmed up the idle miss completely (almost) goes away. If you clear the code when hot, it will not reset until the car ... Trouble codes: P0304
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L long crank time VIN: WDBEA34E1N
This car has a fuel pump relay that cycles almost like the fuel injectors ie: faster with engine rpm . i havent found any leads as to what to check for this symptom i have a suspicion that the enging control is the problem but havent ever experianced this cond...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBGA43E0P
thanx in advance for any replies. here goes, 1-2 shift slams even with out throttle pressure.problem has started 1.5 yrs ago.i'm not a tranny guy.think its electronic/vacuum or adjustment for 1-2 shift. mitchel does not explain full operation of this transmiss...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L unknown VIN: 4JGAB54E81
Hello fellow Mercedes techs. I have this ML320 that is causing me to loose my mind. This vehicle has had a severe brake pulsation for a while. The customer finally decided she's tired of it and we measured run out on the rears at .003in. Not much. The parking ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L speed sensor VIN: 4JGAB75E33
this is the car of a guy that works with me. came in for a code no signal for the rf wheel speed sensor. i verified the reading on the scan tool and there is .44 vdc from all sensors with the vehicle not moving when you move the vehicle all sensors read accecp...

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1954 Buick special 325CID missing vacuum lines VIN: 4NOTAVILAB
ok guys i think we got this one nailed,i want to thank Bill [...] for scanning and sending the diagram,i'm glad he has such an extensive library,and i could'nt have done the repair without IATN either,as usuall you guys came through again,thanks to all,Jim Oake...
1991 Cadillac Allante 4.5L 4 analog gauges VIN: 1G6VS3384M
Ok so i had to step back from this a little...The gauges work key on engine of, which tells me that the BCM is working properly. i just seem to get "noise" on the data line when the engine is running. I checked the data line from the BCM to the gauges and foun...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Steering Wheel VIN: 1G6KD54Y9X
Thanks For All The Help,Sorry It Took So Long To Close This Help Request.I Suggested Replacing The Rack To Customer He Is Still Not Sure If He Wants To Put Money Into Vehicle For This Problem.Because Other Than The Steering Wheel Moving While Sitting Still The...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GEKEC16K6
ok its fixed, i liked and tried the idea of the brake cable to unplug the egr ports. well this one was so plugged there was no way it was going to happen on the truck. we removed it and unplugged it, wow guys this one was really plugged up i did use the cable ...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GCHC33J2V
I thank every one that send the replies .I did a fuel leak down test on the injectors found 5 injector leaking.I replace all of them. now the engine start.I had too remove the blenum to see the injector leaking slowly on 5 injector.now the engine starts in one...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52T8W
Well after several great recommendations. I proceeded with more testing. I performed an injector noid test to verify all injectors were working electronically. I noticed when I had #1 and #4 injector unplugged, it made no difference in how the engine ran. So I...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L steering VIN: 1GNDM19W8Y
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13542
The vehichle seems to be fix at the moment. I ended up cleanning the grounds on the driverside frame. Which was very dirty. All weird problems have disappeared. Talked with the customer, and he said it's running good with NO problems. All of you have been ... Trouble codes: B0017, U, 1000 (Class 2 serial comm problem).
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 LS 3.5L crankshaft VIN: 1GCDT13615
Sorry for not posting this sooner, but customer informed me he has an extended warranty from dealer where he purchased truck, He promised me he would let me know what they do mto fix it but I have yet to hear from him, Thanks for the replies anyhow. Matt
2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L engine VIN: 2G1WC58388
2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 43CAG42G64
Everyone suggested NLVD sticking valve this customer hasnt came back for repair Trouble codes: P0441.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L steering VIN: 2B4GP74L02
Wow. Okay. Wow. Ha. Don't know where to start. All of the replies were certainly excellent and a great example of the IATN geniuses. I decided to play the elimination game. I first installed a new resevoir and it made , well, I'm not sure, but it seems it made...
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L rear lift gate VIN: 1D4GP24R24
Thank you for all your replies. I will keep all that was said in mind but the problem turned out to be a BAD OR WRONG BCM. Got a new one and locks work perfect.
1986 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L engine VIN: 1FMCU14T1G
I want to thank everyone who replied to my post.Turns out that the brand *new* ignition module was bad and since I had just replaced it I went on to check other things thinking it couldn't be bad right out of the box.WRONG - I want to thank everyone who put me...
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L lacks power VIN: 1FTHX26FOT
still the same issue with the truck i noticed while on a road test when it does this the pr is at 23% ond will not rise i am suspect of a sticking ipr i will try a new one and let you know i have no ideas what else coul...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP1139W
Well I finaly fix the car. To my knowledge there are three things that will take out computer circuitry-high amperage flow-excessive voltage or voltage spike or physical damage. I tested all the circuts from the computer to the differant componates the compute...
1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Battery VIN: 1FAFP54N0X
Thank You to all 15 people who have replied, but we have not fixed this vehicle yet. Since my update this vehicle has not drained the battery. Whenever we have checked out the system it has taken no longer than 30 minutes for the systems to power down and go t...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine VIN: IDONOTHAVE
thanks couple of hrs came right out top thanks rob
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L timing cover VIN: 1FMZU83P9Y
Thanx for the support Techs. I too have done many front covers on Windsor Fords with out removing the oil pan. In this case I was suspect that Ford may have changed the oil pan lip like GM did on the S/B Chevy. Job went well. The rubber oil pan gasket remained...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering gear VIN: 1FTSW31FX1
purged the air using a vacuum pump and with both front wheels off the ground going lock to lock.
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L rattle in drive VIN: 1FAFP34P91
thanks to all,yes...both front mount and dog bone were the culprit.thanks again.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L smokes VIN: 1FTSW30P13
Thanks for all the great info on this. After checking the egr cooler real good with soapy water and air pressure I was able to locate a leak in it. swaped out with new part and vehicle still smoked but not as severe. I then did a koer check on the vehicle and ...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.6L reverse VIN: 1FMZU73W74
Well it is finally over. Some of you suggested a transfer case issue may cause the "pop out". The scanner data showed the issue internal to the transmission via the internal speed sensors. But just to make sure we eliminated the transfer case by removing it...
2005 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYRIOUO5
I replaced the cylender heads and the truck runs great. we foundthe valve seats to be burned and the case was pitted due to cheep parts from ford
1999 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTFG25R7X
thanks to everybody that took their time to reply, got some helpful suggestions from you guys out there. the van was acting up due to low fuel pressure, unfortunatly it was hard to get to act up so I had customer drive it with fuel gauge. the pressure dropped ...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L alarm system VIN: 2HKYF18753
Sorry for taking so long to write summary. After dealer installed new immobilizer Pilot didn't start twice. From then until now it has started fine every time. Don't know if something had to reset its self or what. Thanks to everyone that tried to help. If pro...
2006 Hummer H3 3.5L Starting VIN: 5GTDN13636
Thank you all for your replies, i let the car sit for a few days in the sun, with the fuse box conectors disconected, and the battery also disconnected to dry out the engine bay, roughly 3 days later, i went to connect everything back together, and whent to st...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Clutch
I replaced both the Clutch Master and the Slave and there have not been any issues for almost 2 weeks now. Thanks for all the help.
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L timing chain VIN: SAJAV1344H
I must say that IATN is a great resource and would like to personally thank everyone who replied. I am planning to remove the cylinder head and fix this Jag the right way. Unfortunately, my wife was in a major car accident (she is ok) so my resources right now...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Stall VIN: 1J4GW48N2Y
Well this is a fix, it turned out the computer board was bad, once we lost the 5 volt reference and you moved the ECM connectors the reference signal came back, we replaced the ECM and so far so good. Everyone seemed to piont towards the ECM as well as us. Aga...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Cruise VIN: 1J4GR48K46
Had 2 replies that the shifter module was bad and they were correct. Clear the codes and codes did not come back. However, cruise still did not work. Tried reseting the PCM. Was unable with Cardone's program and laptop. Was sent to dealership to flash the PC...
1989 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: SALHV1241K
I just wanted to thank everyone for their prompt response and help. After further examination, we found that the distributor shaft had fallen apart. Apparently, the rotors fit so tight on the distributor shaft that if you lift the rotor and and the rotor shaf...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Vent Temp VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Thanks to all that took the time to help. Most replies pointed to a possible refrigerant undercharge. I replaced the drier just in case it was contaminated during the repair and recharged the system, still the same issue. While watching the actual values, the ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L eis VIN: WDBRF64J72
Thanks to all who replied. The problem turned out to be the key. The test all showed the key to be aligned with the eis. We checked all the sams modules and fuses, relays and related wiring. We ran a full systems test and decided to purchase a new key. Key...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM74W73
Hello every one,i removed coil and spark plug found antifreez and oil cleaned it and i asked customer to drive it and see what happen,i called him yesterday and they said so far so good car runs good ,,i could not see any thing else to cause misfire,i hope it`... Trouble codes: P0351.
1995 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3X52K4S4
thansk for all the good info group, i found a correct size mateing terminal and grip checked all the pins on all three ecm connectors, i checked the batt feeds "two" into the pcm with a large amp test light(fog lamp bulb)and one ign switch feed also. with same...
2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L evap core VIN: 1GHDX13E34
Thanks for all replies We removed the evap core yesterday - the core was not leaking. What we found was one of the seals between the expansion valve and the evap core was leaking. The seal had a inperfection in it that you could see.Was bad new or damaged w/in...
2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G2FV22G3Y
Thanks to all the help, after re-checking system removed crank sensor and used a flexible inspection scope. Some of you asked this is a coil over plug ing. system. After using inspection scope could see damage to reluctor wheel, also still had some of the old ...
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G2WS52274
We are calling this one fixed. Thanks to all of the replies we recieved. We replaced the crankshaft position sensor and scrubbed the throttle body clean with Mopar combustion chamber cleaner and a toothbrush. We've been running this car all over in the past we...
2006 Pontiac G6 GTP 3.9L Replaced BCM VIN: 1G2ZM55166
Thanks for all the help guys. The used car dealer finally got a new bcm and I programed it yesterday with my tech 2, didn't have to do any downloads or anything with a computer subscription. That was my original concern. Thanks again.
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