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1995 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4364S
Car was towed in as a no start. Just died. Found no spark and intake camshaft off by 4-5 teeth, and bent intake valves. Distributor was very hard to turn. Sent head to machine shop for valves, ordered rebuilt distributor. Put everything back together and no st...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBADE5324V
Compressor is not engaging. No power to clutch. Ecu is seeing switch signal but not allowing compressor operation. Static pressures look ok. There are 3 trouble codes stored, 34 rear compartment flap motor 73 supply stratification potentiometer 75 stratificati...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD2211S
Hello all. Hopefully some one can point me in the right direction. The two codes that keep returning seem to be at the same time. Performed flow chart testing for both codes but only the EGR test was definitive in failing the part but the EGR has been replaced... Trouble codes: P1640, P1406
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G4HP54K51
This is old lady vehicle that we have maintained, in very good shape. She has all of a sudden noticed her oil light on. While level was checked it was 1 qrt low on engine oil. We topped it off and a week later the same occurred. We then replaced pcv valve (kno...
1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L head gasket VIN: 1G6KY5298V
Hello there I have this Caddy here that it gets hot while driving. I have already talked with you all about the cause but I am about to pull the engine and remove the heads and install the inserts. My question is is there any tips or tricks I need to know to p...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DP56765
Caddy 3.6L varible cam timing issue. Wow, this is quite an engine. Hard to think that after varification of codes listed and reading up on how it works, the next percedure is to check the 3 timing chain alighnments. I am able to control all cam actuators, and ... Trouble codes: P0008 (engine position systen performance bank 1), P0009 (engine position systen performance bank 2), P0016 (cam/crank correlation intake cam), P0017 (cam/crank correlation exhaust cam), P0018 (cam/crank correlation intake cam), P0019 (cam/crank correlation exhaust cam)
1969 Chevrolet C-10 350CID Starter & Flywheel VIN: CE249S8281
My boss bought this truck a couple of years ago for resale.A previouse employee replaced the starter and flywheel because the teeth were ground to death. Still had problems starting, so the truck was parked in storage. Fast forward a year, he pulled the truck ...
1991 Chevrolet P Chassis 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKP37NXN
OK guys this is a simple one but I am missing something here. Motorhome has a chev 454 TBI engine. When it is cold it starts well but as it warms up it starts misfiring and will sometimes die. Then it will not hardly start. If you are driving it while it is wa... Trouble codes: 42 (electronic spark control)
1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W8S
The vehicle originally came in with the check engine light on, running poorly, & no communication back in nov 08. We check data connector wiring to ecm - ok, check powers & grounds - ok, installed ac delco ecm, had communication, test drove - no codes, shipped... Trouble codes: 53 (System Voltage too High)
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16R2X
Truck towed in dead batt. Charged batt, no codes, tried to start cranks over no start. After let off starter engine contiues to turn one or two more times and air comes out of throttle. While trying to start it set p336 CRK SNSR A out of range. Have power to s... Trouble codes: P0336
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDM19W3Y
Hello, Chevrolet technicians. I just had a car that was towed to my shop. The car didn't start. When I cranked the engine, the field pressure was 63 psi. I checked the spark wire and it had a good spark coming out. After that, I checked the compression and it ...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L automatic level control
The ALC compressor will run, fill shocks to proper level, then vent slowly thru compressor vent hose until level goes down. It will then kick [...] on and start all over again. Ran testing per Mitchell and replaced relay. Still same problem. Shocks were replace...
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L spark/pulse VIN: 2G1FP32G12
Hello fellow techs.have this 02 z28 has cranck but will not run at times.battery,starter,charging is in good condition.vehicle will cranck at all times,but will not run,has fuel pressure,NO spark and NO injector pulse.cranck position shows good,I changed it an...
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...
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNEL19X82
greetings to all this astro van had come in for misfire codes.started doing some testing and i saw cylinder 4 misfiring while watching my misfire counters.i swapped plugs and wires with cyl2 and the mis stayed acylinder 4.i proceeded to do a compression test o... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L cooling fans VIN: 2G1WH55K92
hello friends, having a intermittent fault with the cooling fans. at times the fans operate with both low and high speeds properly. sometimes as the temperature increases past 218f the low cooling fan does not come on. the temperature goes past 3/4 and neither... Trouble codes: N0NE
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: IGND513525
Customer brought truck in with idle problem. When the truck gets hot it will surge for a few mins. and cut off. With scan tool hooked up when it acts up engine load goes to 100%, the map readings seem fine. Do not know if maybe no throttle responce from comput...
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L evap monitor VIN: 1G1ZS52F35
vehicle will not pass im test due to evap monitor showing not ready. no trouble codes. when i drive the vehicle in the morning with scanner attach the evap status and evap test starts out with no response then the evap test switches to on. the evap test runs t...
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L converter / transmission VIN: 1GNDV23L36
I haven't serviced this vehicle before. Trans slips very bad on take-off or during harder acceleration. Shudders very badly. NO DTCs. Doesn't matter if I start in D, 1, 2, or 3. Nothing that looks abnormal in trans data. It will shift into all gears. Fluid is ...
2008 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCDT13E18
Ok here we go. This wonderful vehicle is a SALVAGE vehicle bought at a used car dealer with no warranty as is. This thing was in a head on collision previously, bad enough to put the engine in the firewall about 4-5 inches. Anyway body shop hacked this thing u... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L horn & radio disply VIN: 3C8FY4BB81
This one has me stumped. The display on the radio will go out and the horn will quit at the same time. The only thing I have found is that you can turn the steering wheel and the items will start to work. I checked all the connectors on the column and now it w...
2002 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L Harsh downshift 3rd to 2nd gear VIN: 1C4GJ25302
Have a Chrysler Voyager with a harsh downshift at 30 mph when shifting from 3rd to 2nd gear. Happens everytime vehicle downshifts at this speed. Symptoms starting happening after replacing trans pan gasket for fluid leaking. Symptom was not there previously du...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 3A4FY58B16
need help - no codes. runs great then once in a while just starts to hesitate. might happen 3 times a day at the most. before replacing the wires plugs and crank sensor it would stall after the hesitation / surge symptoms. now it only hesitates/surges once in ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L transfer case VIN: 3B7HF13Z9W
Hi all thanks in advance for your time this thing will grind a couple of times when you take off in 2 wheel @ about 1000-1500 rpm sounds like its trying to go in & out of 4 wheel or when cornering slow to the right it stays in grind mode longer & louder when y...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Instrument cluster VIN: 1B7GG22X8X
Someone give me some ideas. I am having problems with this dakota where there is a message in the instrument cluster stating no bus. When this happens you get no communication through both DRB & Modis scanners. I have already replaced the PCM & reprogrammed th...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L compressor coil VIN: 3D7KA28623
Truck came in with rapid clutch engagement & disengagement replaced transducer. Drove truck for 10 minutes and #16 fuse blows. Performed amp draw on clutch coil checked good never pulled over 3 amps. Pulled all wiring & relay everything checked good. Replaced ...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 3.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA16KX4
Hey guys this one is just aggrevating! #@#@#@ This truck came into the shop(drove), the complaint was it was running rough and had a ck eng light on, no problem "right" well that is what we thought to! we pulled the codes and advised the customer that we need ... Trouble codes: 122 (tps voltage low), 300 (random miss)
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L Accessories VIN: WD0PE74567
How do reset this assyst service reminder, i have followed the owners manual procedure & MOD & still no success
1988 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FABP31E6J
i change the tad/tab solenoids by the passenger side fender/firewall because of a tsb i found about rolling idles. idle is fixed. now c.e.l. is on because of code 22 map sensor hose/vacuum. with the car running and everything plugged in, my power probe fluctua... Trouble codes: 22 (map sensor)
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14N0N
hey guys this my old hunting truck and it has a miss/hesitation aroud 30 mph and again at 55 if you hold it there it bucks and stumbles but if you accelerate a little it straightens out i bought this truck about 4 months ago and have put about 1500 miles on it...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Starter VIN: 2FTRX17WX1
I had this truck come in with a blown engine, customer supplied replacement engine out of a 2003 F150. I start the truck up after install and starter is sticking in. I check electrical and no power is staying on at starter. If I pull back the starter or revers...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50411
hello. guys ive had this truck for over a week now and ive been trying to fix it but it just wont work. the long term fuel trim in bank 1 and 2 is marking 25 percent and the short fuel trim is marking normal 0 and negative 3 and i have erased the memory kam by... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56P63
Truck is a flat-bed tow truck. Has run like poo-poo since we owned it. The other day it went about 300 miles with no issue. Shut it down for the night, the next morning went to bring it back to the shop and it started losing power almost right away. It got so ... Trouble codes: P2614 (cam sensor), P2617 (crank sensor)
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14555
customer parked truck for around 4 days when restarted truck ran fine until he drove down the road then it ran rough, has top end noise and momentary loss of oil pressure. both cam sensors have been replaced and oil changed with 5w20 syn blend runs fine at idl... Trouble codes: P0340, P0345, P0011, P0021
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FTSW21P15
at fast idle[1200-1400]engine will race to 2500 rpm and hold there for aprox.1-2 sec.after foot is removed from accelarator. APP1,APP2 and APP3 do not change as motor races. ICP actual and target stay near each other [800 to 850 psi.] and rise slightly as moto...
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L air bag light VIN: 1FMCU96H66
Car was in accident and pre-tensioners were replaced. (They were both bad) Side curtains were also replaced. (they were blown) No other bags were blown or bad.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L steering wheel VIN: 1GTEK19Z84
Driver complaint and I varified, noise heard in cab, and can feel on steering wheel while only turning left. Noise goes away with wheels off the ground, but returns if resistance is put on wheels. Noise is a dry squeek sound. Checked all steering linkage and b...
2006 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L drivetrain VIN: 1GKEK13T26
this truck has a vibration at 52-54 mph only- not real bad but is there.it feels like a drivetrain vibration rather than a tire vibration .the vibration will go away if you shift into 4-wheel auto.the vibration is still there w/out the ft driveshaft in the tru...
1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JHMBB2254H
According to customer, this little Prelude would not start and they wore the battery down trying to start it. Put charger on it and next morning it cranked and ran fine for about 5 miles. Then car sat for 2 hours and cranked and ran fine for about one mile and...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Drive-axles VIN: 2HGEJ864XW
We have a 1998 Honda Civic we have replaced both front cv axles twice and still have a vibration when under load going uphill and round corners. The replacement axles are Empi's. My tech believes that factory Honda axles will fix this problem though with two s...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L vtc VIN: 2HKRL1860Y
loosing my hair on this one!! resealed oil pump for leak between block and oil pump. after vehicle was all put together, runs fine but cel light on code po1259 variable cam timing. we have rechecked timing marks, replaced vtc pressure switch and check oil pres...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG22562
HELP! This car came in running fine the first time. I did a tune up and scheduled maintenance service. Car returned 4 days later as a no start. Turns out it ran out of gas. Added 2 gallons of gas and it started right up. Customer opted for Timing Belt Service.... Trouble codes: P1399 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305 (p0300-), P0300 (testing and results)
2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L possible seal problem VIN: 5J6YH286X5
Hey guys: This Element develops a weird high pitched squeal/whistle at speeds over 65-70mph. It is very difficult to pinpoint the direction the sound comes from. I taped off the edges of the windshield, no change. It only happens at higher speeds, comes on ver...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L srs light on VIN: KMHWF25SX2
this car came into me with srs light on ck with scanner found code C3800 but dose not tell me what it is has Anny body seen this thank you for your help
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L starting, instrument cluster, HVAC VIN: SAJHX1042X
Currently, the engine will not crank. I have tested all relays and fuses and found all of the B+ terminals intact with power supplied. ign. sw tests good. scan tool will not communicate w/ any system except instr. cluster, codes u1260 and u1261 were pulled w/ ...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: SAJJA42C4Y
This is a flood car. The customer claims it was deep enough to have to crawl out of the window to get out! He's a doctor! Anyhow, the motor locked up due to water being ingested. All cylinders had water in them but the back two were the worst. Drain the wat...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L lifter VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
This jeep came in with a noise that could not be determined if it was upper or lower? Vehicle had leaking radiator for past few weeks and might have been run hot? Pulled the oil pan and checked all rod bearings and found non out of the .0004 wear limit. Most a...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L window regulator VIN: 1LWLM81W5V
We have this older Town Car that keeps breaking window regulators on the front and rear left side. It's been three times in about 6 months, both at about the same time. I know i'm probably missing something but it's not obvious. When I replace them I make sure...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1LNFM81W7W
Car Was Purchased At Auction. O/D Light Flashing. SES Light On. Codes Are, KOEO (In The Order Received) P1747, P0755, P0743, P0443, P1451, P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161, P1409, P1000, P1760. Clear Codes, They Return. KOER, P0443, P1451, P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L axle VIN: JM1BA141XS
I am unable to remove the left axle from the transmission. I have used prybars, hit with the end of a crowbar ( this has always worked before). I dropped the transmission support for better access. I am afraid of cracking the case if I pry any more. My questio...
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JM3LW28A64
thanks for the help. We have this MPV that has an intermittent skip while driving and at idle. When it skips at idle, it makes a noise that sounds like (schu..schu) it sounds like it could be sucking air when it skips and makes this noise, and they always happ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L retractable top VIN: WDBFA67F4T
This extremely well-preserved SL500 came to us with the all-too-common drip of oil from the sunvisor area. We replaced the hydralic top struts, topped off oil. System not working. We next disconnected controller for an hour, reconnected, cleared codes. System...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDBLJ6562W
Hi need some help from all the mercedes techs. This car came in for above repair and now the trunk wont open the red light is on in the switch. I tryed to manualy open it with the key after much trouble i was able to. Now the customer is complaining that when ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Fluid VIN: WDBHA29G9W
This transmission is leaking from the shift selector cable boot going into the trans. Is there a seal in there that is replacable? Is there another reason for it to leak out that boot? Anybody seen it before? The fluid level was correct after servicing the tra...
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L vario roof VIN: WDBKK65F02
Vario roof switch flashing. Codes b1011 and b1273 limit switch. I have read posts where broken wires were found. Does anyone know if there is a common location for a break in the harness? Also, I would like to check the micro switches at each latch/lock, howev...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L left rear tail lights VIN: WDBTK75J75
Hey guys, looking for some mercedes help here, this clk500 has been sitting on our used car lot for a year now, and someone decided they were going to drive it for the summer, but the battery was dead, the salesman thought that it was just from sitting over wi...
1999 Mercury Villager 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2M2XV11T2X
Hi all, This van came in with a miss that first appeared under load, but later started missing at ilde, but still worse under load. The plugs are worn and fouled black. It sounds like it has a vacuum leak under the intake, but no luck finding it with carb spra... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor), P1336 (Crankshaft Sensor Problem)
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L wss/module VIN: JA4NW51SX3
ABS and Trac lights illuminate intermittently. Codes 12, 35, and 37 stored. Code 12 indicates rf wss malfunction. Other codes appear to be module communication codes. Monitored system and found right front wheel speed sensor displays 90-110 MPH whenever key is...
2004 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4L No Start
Quick question for Mitsubishi Tech's out there. Got this Galant ES brought to me after having the engine wiring harness replaced due to fire. It's a no crank. When I go into the Immobilizer system with my Vedis, I get a code TP 17 read fail. I can't find that ... Trouble codes: TP17 (Read Fail)
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Hard start VIN: 1N4BU31F5P
Thank you in Advance for the help. I have a nissan with a hard start only in the morning. The car is very hard to start but will eventually start and run fine. After it starts once it will start good all day. I originaly worked on the car for a no start and fo...

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2003 Acura TL 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 19UUA56693
Thanks to all who took time to help. The fix was replacing the pinion shaft and 3rd gear apply oil tube (end cover). Could not find a new bushing. Found the problem by air checking 3rd clutch on end cover (excessive leak caused by a worn bushing). Than...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA34B6X
much thanks to those that responded.we did perform test 77, that finaly helped us catch the problem. at som point, someone had switched the vacum lines at the solenoid. we found this by putting a vac gauge in the line to combi valves with a 't' and found that ... Trouble codes: P0411.
2002 Audi A6 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B82
hello techs, thank you all for your replies. all very good tips and helps us think outside the box. the fix was as one of the techs suggested, A DIRTY THROTTLE PLATE accompanied with an IDLE RELEARN. i inspect the plate and it was dirty, not terrible but de... Trouble codes: P0431 (p1479-), P1479 (p0102-), P0102 (p0303-), P0303 (p0306-), P0306 (p0300-), P0300.
1997 BMW 318is 1.9L dlc VIN: WBABE7321V
i want to thank everyone that posted.mark and victor hit it on the head.the round connector was the problem.it was on but you have to fool with it to make sure that it's properly closed.once i did that communication was right there.did my drive cycle,monitors ...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33471
Thank you all for helping with this nightmare. Unfortunately I have not found the cause of this fuel trim issue yet. I have now pulled the fuel pump and found some small sand debri in the pickup sock. Cleaned it out and retried. No. Removed the injectors and h... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean limit bank one Mult at 12), P0174 (Lean limit bank two Mult at 12).
2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L trans over heat VIN: 1GYEE63A74
Re: 2004 Cadillac SRX 5L50E Transmission I am sorry that the information was not very complete at the initial post. But this is what i know after extensive amount of work to get to the bottom of the problem, We were able to get our sonnax flow meter in line ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14WXY
I want to start off with thanking everyone who has replied. Unfortunately the vehicle has not been fixed. truck is totaly drivable, just not right 100%. Customer doesnt have the funds to go any further. If i have a chance to fix it in the future i will post th... Trouble codes: P0131, P0151, P0171, P0174.
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Reduced Power VIN: 2G1FP22K81
The fix on this one was multi part, some as result of others that had been into it before. The terms were spread at the PCM, replaced. Replaced the TAC Module/pedal assm, could tap it and make the problem clear. Then after all the times I had tested it, it cam... Trouble codes: P1518 (Loss of serial data between PCM and TAC module/Reduced Power Mode).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Stall VIN: 1GCHK23G81
hello everyone, thank you all for the help, it was very appreciated, after a lot of drilling, cussing,(mostly about the engineering) finally it came out, the way i did it was by heating a decking screw until red and melting it in to the sensor. this worked aft...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L cluster VIN: 1GBJK39113
thanks to all who replied--i found wiring rubbing on clutch pedal assembly.it is very difficult to get to to repair .repaired and installed hose around harness to insulate from contact.all is good now .
2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 3.5L Steering VIN: 1G1ZT63856
I ended up replacing the complete steering column. The column comes with the sensor and thats it had to re and re the motor assembly multi swith and wheel Did take note that the gear inside the old unit for the motor assist is plastic like and it was a little ...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Cooling fans VIN: 1C4GP64LOY
Thanks to everyone for responding so quickly. Long from Texas got me headed in the right direction on this. The problem ended up being that the plastic wire protector had been eaten through by battery acid allowing the wires to rub against a bracket that would...
1991 Dodge Pickup D150 5.2L No Start
after getting the truck to stay broken i removed the p/u plate and ran my pocket screwdriver through the hall of the sensor and got no spark from the coil, negative side of coil blinked with test light, plugged in known good sensor and repeated, but got spark...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L windshield wiper VIN: 2B3HD56F75
well the bcm was the culprit as outlined by loyal members of atn on wipers and a/c,the inside lites were fixed as per say and als ground 200 was not tight never would`ve figured a single item could control so many at one time but it did and all is well in ...
1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start, no 8volt from pcm VIN: 1B3EJ46X1T
Thanks to all who replied on this vehicle. We had multiple issues: ckp wiring harness shorted above the exhaust manifold, forward camshaft pin sheared & bent valves in the cylinder head. Once the harness was repaired the 8 volt returned @ the PCM after reset. ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D3HU18Z02
1974 Ford F-100 Pickup 4.9L Mechanical VIN: F10ANU8140
Thanks everyone for the help. A guy from Palm Harbor called me yesterday and answered all my questions and several replied with emails. The valve and spring went above the tab on the filter. I really appreciate the help. I hate getting in stuff that other h...
1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR10U9N
Sorry but i have to close this tech help request for now. Customer decided to pick up vehicle and sit on it awhile. No bad blood here. We both agreed to have another tech check it and see if i have missed something. Thanks anyhow and i will update if we find a...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U6V
Catalytic convertor was replaced under warranty. We never did find a cause of failure other than what most of our replies told us, that aftermarket convertors have problems. I guess time will tell on this one. Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: P0430 (Bank 2 catalyst low efficiency).
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148W
The large majority of recommendations came in at 1) Clean egr ports under intake 2) Replace the camshaft syncronizer. or some stated both. After questioning the owner about any recent Ontario Emission tests. He revealed that the vehicle passed 3 weeks prior ... Trouble codes: P0340, P0153, P0151.
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU32X6W
i apoligize for taking so long to close. i recommended my customer go to a ford dealer and see if reprogramming the used pcm was possible. it did work. the only other problem was the pats module also burned up and had to be replaced. thanks to all who responde...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L vehicle speed sensor VIN: 3FAFP15P1X
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Lack of power VIN: 1FDAF57SXY
Sorry it took so long, but I beat it, sort of. Turns out Mark was the closest with the volumetric efficiency. Thanks to everyone that recommended MAF, but that wasn't it. Does everyone hear that voice that we all ignore? CHECK THE BASICS! I didn't and it c...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L white smoke VIN: 1FTNX21F71
well thanks to everyone who replied. I replaced the remainder of the glow plugs today. they test good with ohm reading but when i removed them and applied 12v to them two wouldnt get hot. replace them and problem solved. thanks Joe
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34FO1
Thanks everyone for your help, I have no doubt we would have all repaired this vehicle with no help, but it sure makes it nice to have someone to talk things out with. Bad ground at the block, good call.
2004 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L battery VIN: 1FMSU43P04
Thank you to all that replied. This was the first time I used a clamp meter on a diesel powered vehicle. The meter looked like it clamped on tight and closed all the way but it didnt. I put a test light in series with the battery and it was not lit. I used a...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT5W21596
Thanks for the replies. Doug was closest . We pulled it back a part and found the right phaser was also bad and when they broke it wollered out the cam. We installed two new Ford cams and those codes were gone but it was lean as it could be. Called customer an... Trouble codes: P0011 (p0021-), P0021.
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L Glow Plug VIN: 1GTHK23DX6
After letting the truck sit for a while after I programmed the flow rates, it seemed to take. I dont know if it was a communication error or what. I let it sit overnight and started it cold, so the plugs cycled and all seems well for now. Thanks to Roger fo...
1998 Honda Civic HX 1.6L CV Shaft VIN: 1HGEJ7129W
Thanks to all for the help. Replaced the shaft and all is fine!
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L long crank time VIN: WDBEA34E1N
after checking further we found that the ecm was faulty sending the same signal as the crank to the f/p relay replacing the ecm fixed the problem .
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L idle speed VIN: JF70F7WA71
most replies stated that cleaning the actuator butterfly should take care of that .it does it only with cold engine .will do that next time car comes in .thank you for your help .
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L top VIN: WDBLK65G22
hi thanks sevan i have the top down now i think you could write how to put the top down for mercedes it was like you were here helping the book and tool kits are missing from the car now with the roof down we can look for the problem the switch is always red...
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L seats VIN: WDDNG71XX7
thanks for the help! 4 out of 4 replies said there is no way to cheat, and the weight sensing system needs to be recalibrated by the dealer. thanks again.
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6SD11S8V
Well, many good ideas but nothing accomplished as the customer still hasn't come back, so it's not like we can put them in action. I suspect we will see him again, but unsure when. He may just have parked his truck and drove his car instead, who knows-
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E84
Thank you for your responses. I checked the mentioned TSB NTB04-021a. as it turns out mine applied by VIN and date. Relayed this info to the customer and they decided to do the repair. I also checked with a nissan tech and he said he wouldn't waste any more ti...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L engine VIN: YS3DD58HX1
Wish I could say this car is fixed! Most of the replies confirmed my belief that the problem is in the block. Some suggested piston / cylinder wear others balance shaft bearings. I did learn about a better place to check oil pressure. At the end of the exhaust...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L crankshaft gear VIN: YS3FB45S63
1992 Toyota Paseo 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2EL45F3N
Thanks to all that replied, sadly I did not get this vehicle fixed. Every response made a lot of sense and I could see how they could be the problem. I did manage to do do two things that made the vehicle perform better, but not fix the stalling. The ignighter...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF1ZB6V
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWSC29M6X
I ended up replacing the valve body asy due to a bad shift solenoid "a". Thanks for those who shared their knowledge.
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