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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...
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Steering VIN: 000CB73660
Hi there, this BMW came with a no start condition which was repaired and a serious leak in the steering system , the steering box, pump and a hose were repaired, although the system is working fine it makes a loud growl joined by a slight vibration in the stee...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Drive VIN: WBAGD8329R
My problem is I can't access the Trans computer to get information. I don't have access to the Trans operation information. What controls the power to the shift solenoidsí? I have drive one gear forward and reverse. The Trans is not slipping feels like it is i...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Idles low VIN: WBADD6326W
Hello Techs! This BMW 528 was brought to my shop, from a trans shop we deal with locally. They recently overhauled the trans. Afterward, their customer 'claims' (may or may not be true, but customer said...) that the idle drops out, engine warm, intermittentl...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63412
FOUND A BAD CRANKCASE VENT VALVE. NEVER DONE ONE BEFORE. DOES THE INTAKE HAVE TO BE REMOVED?? tHANKS GUYS Trouble codes: 227 (fuel trim), 228 (fuel trim), 204 (idle speed), 23824, 202, 203 (o2 sensor)
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L brake lights VIN: 5UXFB33552
Vehicle came in with brake lts on, dead battery & alt not charging. We charged the battery, replace the alt-did not look too far into brake lt problem because of low voltage. After repairs, still have brake lts on, replace switch and no change. Can't find any ...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAB553433
Ive got a BMW with some evap issues. I have repeated codes P1445 and P1448. I have very limited information on this system. Can someone tell me how this system works? Is the diagnostic leak module a computer or a pump? I called the local BMW dealer and all the... Trouble codes: P1445 (p1448-), P1448
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L service engine soon light VIN: WBADT63493
Replaced the solenoids after driving for 20 miles the "service engine soon" light came back on. Any ideas?
1985 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L oil adapter VIN: 1G6EL5789F
Oil filer adaptor leaking, pulled apart to find GM has discontinued oil ring, square cut oring 7/16 ID, 3/4 OD 1/4tall, hate to buy a lower gasket set to get plus nobody can tell me if it will be in kit. Any suggestions??? Thanks David.
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR54R8Y
Sport light flashing, Mil on in limp home mode when fault is present, cycle the key and fault and codes are gone! all tests for these codes listed in Mitchel lead to no fault found!! Trouble codes: P1120 (tp sensor 1 circuit), P1700 (tcm mil request), P1781 (engine torque signal circuit), P1890 (throttle posistion signal circuit)
1970 Chevrolet c-10 250CID horn,engine temp VIN: CS140SL061
looking for schematic for that year and under hood towards headlites and voltage reg area or all of it,its my 17 year old sons first veh and he is almost done on this two year progect. Any help will do
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Misfire VIN: 3GNEK18RXT
I am out of ideas on this one. comes in with CEL & code listed. doesn't seem to run poorly. Misfire counter continually shows #3 misfire. I have confirmed the plug, wire, cap & rotor are all good(previously replace @ another shop). Customer states that shop to... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52M6T
need a little help on this while i still have a little hair left. this car sat for a few weeks while the owner was on vacation. came back and would not start, cranks normally. no trouble codes, spark is normal, fuel pressure is normal. no injector pulse. went ...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1JC52427
This car has low power. Replaced timing chain set and tensioner. Have checked cam/crank timing marks several times before assy timing cover. After getting to run, probably hard start due to washed rings, I noticed the engine ran like it was low in time or ca...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L brake lights VIN: 2GCEC19TOY
truck came in with only right tail and brake light,found bad bulb at left tail light, and corrosion at left frt marker light. replaced both,now truck has both left and right brake and turn lights, but no left brake light at trailer.
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L door adjar light comes on for rear doors VIN: 3GNEK13T73
Hi Fellas...I got one that is a little bit of a brain teaser so far...So the Avalance comes in for the dash light showing left & right rear doors adjar...of course the doors are not adjar...tested switches(by replacing them) they are fine...check for ground sh...
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GNDM19XX3
Viewing ignition voltage on scanner displays 1.3 volts. Also I noticed transmission in always in third no mater what gear you select. Lighted selector in dash does move with shifter. When problem occurs fuel gauge does not work. No power on secondary hot side ...
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 ...
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L Engine starts, then dies VIN: 3GNDA23D66
This HHR starts and dies MANY times before you can finally revv it up to run. Only code is PO300 which pops up at idle when it is running bad and shaking. Alternator charging is rather wild, all over the place, from 15.7 to 13.1, but my Midtronics shows the sy...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Oil pressure VIN: 3C8FY4BB01
I have a question for the Chrysler techs. My boss has a 2001 PT Cruiser that has the oil pressure light that goes on at idle only after it gets up to temp. I have not got in there yet to check the pressure with a gauge but I just was wondering if this is a com...
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...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7HF16YXS
Hello, I have a hair puller. The owner bought this truck and would like to start driving it. It has been sitting for several years in a garage. We have done a safety inspection and a lof and made an estimate for other needed repairs. For registration purpose w...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L system bleeding VIN: 2B3HD46T9V
we installed a engine out of the salvage yard said tested good. it wasn't car ran for about 5 minutes smoke like a frieght train filled the oil with coolant. got another engine put it in said to be a "great running motor" which runs great but i cannot get this...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Dies VIN: 1B4GP54L4W
Ok, the customer complained of dieing on country roads or just whenever intermittently. Vehicle sat for [...] then they decided to fix. At first i couldnt get the vehilce to die, but after a while i got it to die on cold start ups after a couple minutes. Am... Trouble codes: 12 (Battery voltage low. in transmission side of scanner), 34 (System undervoltage. ABS side)
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L a/c system VIN: 1PE3S46C5Y
vehicle came back in today for a/c inop. a couple of weeks ago(4-16-09) vehicle came in for same concern: a/c inop, low refrig charge, recovered approx 1 oz r134, no leaks detected on visual insp(dye light). placed system under vacuum, held vacuum for 15 minut...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Hesitation VIN: 2B3HD46RX4
Sorry for the long post. I hesitate even posting this one because it is hard to explain. It definately has a bad lack of power when it is cold. (Under 100 degrees F ECT)..The car originally came in because the customer had gone to Auto Zone and had a code read...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Surge, rough on accel, VIN: 3D7LS38C45
I have a cummins that idles perectly but runs rough on accel and takes off on its own after I initiate acceleration. It will scare the daylights out of you because it takes all the brake pressure you can give to slow it down. I have had to turn the ignition of...
2006 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP45R75
Thank you in advance, I have a Caravan that has smouth idle just no power on accel. Test compression on front 3 cylinders, all 150-155 dry. Vacuum reading is 18Hg idle & 21Hg cruise, reading is stable. Cam & crank sensors are working correctly and waveforms ap... Trouble codes: P0016 (crank / cam timing out of syn), P0306 (Misfire 6 cyl)
2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 6.1L fluid VIN: 283KR53H66
help chrysler guys. this vehicle cam in with a trans leak, shifting funny. Of course it is low on fluid and of course there is no dipstick but requires a special tool. Before I go any further i need to have the tool to check it. I have not been able to find on...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Gauge Cluster VIN: WD0PD44416
Hello Gents and Ladies, Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening. We have this Sprinter in the shop today for a general service with the attached complaint of the gauge cluster being inoperative and the MIL being illuminated at times. The vehicle millage is ...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L rotors
i am stumped i have a 1992 ford explorer that only warps the left front rotor, i have replaced both rotors, both calipers, both flex hoses, and brake pads. i have followed all the steel lines and looked for damage but they appear ok. i can replace the left rot...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP653XS
this vehicle came in on the hook, found 0 psi fuel pressure, added clean gas, has 35-38 psi fuel pressure but no start, has spark and noid light for injectors, will run on carb cleaner, we have install good ignition module, crank sensor, coil pack and used ecm...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14X8T
calling all ford tech, this 1996 ranger 4.0l you can start it up cold and it runs great. you can even drive it around. if you shut it off you have to wait and hour or 2 to get it to start. it dosent matter where the pedal is held, so it dosent seem like the no...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 1FAFP52U9W
vehicle increases in rpm almost to rev max after driving. once in park the idle increases dramatically and remains till you shut down the motor. customer states its constant but of course now its in my hands so its intermittent! any ideas? Trouble codes: P0401
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP36302
Thanks in advance for any help! vehicle has a noticeable hesitation, surge under a light load at any speed in any gear as long as vehicle is cruising under a light load. First check showed no codes typical eng. data and low fuel pressure(20-30psi at idle and n...
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)
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FDXE45P94
I have this E450 ambulance that has a really bad oil leak. It seemed to be coming from the valley in the engine. At first look it looked almost to be the back of the cylinder heads. After doing some digging and removing some things we found that it is really u...
2004 Ford Mustang 3.9L traction control VIN: 1FAFP44694
If driving car w/ tracion control on at a speed of 50-60 tcs light will come on and looses acceleration. If disabled car accelerates normal. While acting up and watching wheel speeds rears, Lf and speedo all agree at 47mph, rf will be 75 mph, at 75mph on the s...
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L electrical VIN: 1ZVFT84NX5
hello all i have this mustang here with a battery draw of 2.5 amps.it takes about 1 week for the battery to go dead. at first it would draw for about 15 sec the go for about 30 sec off and on like that for 10 mins or so. after checking all doors and switches ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21P44
hi ford techs,need an hepling hand.this ford came in with a no start condition.it came from another repair shop.it had now battery so i did not get any dtc.install batteries and it crank but no start.still no dtc.check koeo and still no dtc.did the basic and f...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35P06
tHIS VAN RUNS STRONG i RAN MANIFOLD PSI TEST PSI MACHED SCAN TOOL UNDER LOAD 20-22 PSI ANY HELP IS APECIATED IS, is there any reflash tsb ??? thanks jeremy Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo under boost)
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L venting fluid
transmission complete overhaul with master kit, epc ,tcc solenoids, internal harness,trans go shift kit (in pump),pump flat sanded and torqued(always) to shift kit specs.started venting after aprox 1200 miles ,removed ,inspected trans, no problems found ,repla...
2000 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L drl VIN: 1GTHG35F5Y
hi thanks for help in advance. vehicle flashes drl headlights on and off. park brake switch tested and eliminated condition continued. customer has been pull over by police for flashing headlight. when healights are turned on manually they stay on. drl module ...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L lack of power VIN: 1GKCT118W2
could shorted wires caused map sensor to fail ?
2006 GMC Canyon SLE 2.8L wipers VIN: 1GTCS14896
Good Morning gentalman, What I have here is a set of wipers doing what they please, they run all the time and only worked on the slow speed side of the circuit. I have replaced the wiper switch assembly and now I have high speed and low, no intermintant...the...
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 Civic EX 1.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGEM21982
This vehicle came in on the hook. It will start for a few seconds and then quit. That's the longest it will run. Spark and fuel pulse quit together. No codes. No security light flashing after it quits. I removed EGR in case of plugged exhaust, but it didn't he...
2005 Hummer H2 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U75
this limo runs great just the check eng lamp blinks under a load , was running bad did tune up , check fuel pressure and replace injecter on 1 cylinder only the truck runs great and only does this once in a while under a load like when it has 20 people in it o... Trouble codes: P0301
1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB1211X
hello all you kia technicans out there. i got this 99 sephia driving me crazy.it is a no start.i have 40 psi fuel pressure while cranking.i have a good spark,i "do not have injector pulse".there is no codes in the ecm.i have a good ckp & cmp signal.and both ha...
2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L SRS lite on VIN: KNAFE12166
The SRS warning lamp is still on, with a C2100. Does this module need to be programmed to the vehicle, and if so, will a used module accept programming to make it work in another vehicle?
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L Flywheel VIN: JTHBD19242
Hi all, I am replacing the clutch in this car and found that the flywheel is dish shaped (lower in the center) by 18 thousanths. I normally have them resurfaced if it is more than 6. Alas the machine shop can't resurface this one because it is spring mounted. ...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge
Hello everyone, I have this 380se it's my personal car, It falls on it's face under load from a stop mostly, not mis firing like secondary ignition, when cruisng above 30 it seems to do much better. I have checked control fuel press. and all is good 1 bar cold...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L warning light VIN: WDBED90D7N
Hi there, We have recently had 1992 Mercedes 300TE 4MATIC in with the 4matic light coming on and staying on. We first tried to clear the codes following the battery disconnect procedure per all-data. The light came back on. We then replaced the right front dri...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F1T
Vehicle keeps setting code P0400 (EGR flow malfunction)after 25 to 35 miles of driving after code is cleared. EGR valve is new and tubes to and from it are clear. Exhaust flows freely from exhaust manifold when tube to EGR valve is removed and engine is starte... Trouble codes: P0400
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 ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L remote VIN: 4JGAB54E61
Hey Guys, hope someone can help me. I have this ML320 and I can synchronize the keyless entry remote but it only works the first time and will not work again until I synchronize again. Has anyone seen this or can help me go in a certain direction, please. I on...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40JX5
customer left vehicle without any info as to what the car is doing. started vehcile misfire and codes p0101 bank 1 too lean and p0172 bank 1 too rich. checked for vacume leak, no leaks found. not sure where to go from here. Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 too lean), P0172 (bank 1 too rich)
2004 Mercury Monterey 4.2L Air Bag Light VIN: 2MRZA20294
This Mercury is from a body shop which repaired a relatively light front hit. Both bags and front crash sensor were replaced and the RCM was sent out (twice) to be reconfigured. It has B1342-faulty control module, B2294-side curtain module fault, and B2295-sid...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L 4whl lite flashing VIN: JA4MW51R71
Customer states the 4 whl light is flashing. I was able to get a code 33 without a scanner. I found a bulletin TSB-02-23-007 should i go with this for repair. Thanks for your help.
2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Charging VIN: FS3AA46G83
Put an alternator in this for not charging. 1st on bad, just put in 2nd. Now it will charge to 14 volts not under load, under load at idle drops to 12.0 to 12.4. If I accelerate it in park under load with lights and blower on it will raise to 14 volts. 85 amp ...

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1998 Acura TL 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JH4UA2657W
Had a few posts asking to check the dist. - remember, in the 5cyl all cam/crank sensors are external. While I am not completely sure at this point, I believe the issue is in the magnet on the crank sensor , which is was what I was thinking initially. (Not in ...
2004 Audi A4 1.8L Bog down , wo't rev VIN: 1H2548WJ04
Ok , first of all I'm sorry for the late replay , and thanks a lot to all those that send me their help , but anyway here it goes : Many of the replies told me to do a throtle adaptation , although I never replace or disconected the throtle or battery , al...
2005 Audi TT 1.8L Exhaust VIN: TRUSC28N34
Thank you all for taking your time to help out. Like most suggested, I've opened the turbo return line and I've drained about 50 ml of oil. Also checked for any blockage and none was found. However, removing the turbo pressure hose to intercooler, I've found a...
2001 BMW M5 5.0L No Start VIN: WBSDE93431
I tried a used control module, immobilizer and key from another car and had a blank key cut to turn the tumbler. I taped the key which matches the immobilizer so it would be within 1 inch of the antenna ring and the car didn't start. I removed the antenna ri...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB53544
The fix was the ews modual. When the ews was unplugged the engine would crank for approximatly 5 seconds then stop. It did need to be coded and then aligned with the dme. Thanks for the help. the late post was because I was on vacation. Thanks again, Bruce Trouble codes: 2737 (ews 3.3 anti-tampering protection), 277C, 2862 (Varible valave gear- voltage supply pwr output stage bank1), 2863 (Varible valave gear- voltage supply pwr output stage bank2).
1990 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Idles too fast VIN: 1G4HR54C7L
Thanks to all that responed, the problem was the computer.Even though the scanner read 0 counts on the iac the computer was apparently incappable of closing the iac. With the engine running too fast and the iac counts at 0 I unplugged the iac and used an old t...
1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L no mil VIN: 1G6KY5296P
First I would like to say this post was put on by my co-worker Mike. And the vehicle is done and completed w/passing smog cert. We would like to thank everyone for taking their time out of their busy schedules to respond to this request. The fix turned out to...
1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1G6KF52Y8R
Thanks for all the help I had all ready checked all the wiring and the coolant temp sensor.All checked out good. The coolant temp stayed at 210 at the engine, per infared thermometer The fix was the PCM
1969 Chevrolet C-10 350CID Starter & Flywheel VIN: CE249S8281
Let me start by saying, WOW! The responses have been incredible. Thanks to everyone, my hat goes off to you all! We have covered most everything that most responses implied already, ie: The support bracket on the back of the starter, extra grounds, counting te...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L brake lights VIN: 1995CHEVYT
Thanks for the help. Was a broke orange wire on brake switch. Thanks again, Andy
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16R2X
Thank you all for your help. I checked the timing it was good. but when I pulled the cap it was clear it was in need of replacing. I installed new cap and rotor put back in cust crank snsr and truck starts and runs reset cam retard because I had the distributo... Trouble codes: P0336.
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L lifters VIN: 1GNDT13W8Y
Just about everyone suggested oil pressure. I measured it and was surprised to see that it was just fine. 30 psi at hot idle and up to 65 psi at 3000 rpm. With oil pressure verified I decided on lifters. Cam lift was good and lobe to lobe lift difference was...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L battery drain VIN: 2G1WH55K41
rechecked circuits on bcm and replaced bcm retested had .045 amp draw everything seems ok now. thanks for all the help and info.
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Electronic VIN: 1GKEK63U94
2008 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCDT13E18
I has a fairly large 10-15% leak coming out of the valve cover vent. Now we have a diagnosis. Albin in TD forum I have to thank you. It has been such along time since I leak checked a motor I pulled a rookie move. Did you know that you have to pull out the sc... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304.
1992 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1C3XU4537N
I thank all that replied. I was not able to fix this car by the time this post was able to close. I worked on this car off and on between paying jobs. I found the problem with the car running after the key was turned off. The alternator feed wire from the asd ... Trouble codes: 42 (No z1 voltage sensed with asd on).
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L head/HLAs VIN: 1B3ES47C1X
Thanks for all replies. This was an odd one. The fix was to install new rocker arms. The owner of the car finally told the whole story. This started as a broken timing belt replaced at one shop. The tensioner failed 2 weeks later and was towed back to the same...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Timing Chain VIN: 1B4GP74L9Y
General consensus is timing chain loose is caused by poor machine shop work. Engine has not been apart. Others said they have had similar problems with 3.3 & 3.8 Chrysler engines and if marks are lined up run it that way. We did run it and it sounded ok, but ...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L ticking noise
i ran an engine cleaner thru the engine and then switched to synthetic oil and so far no more complaints about noises, thanx to all who replied
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1D7HE48N55
Got this Dakota fixed and customer has had it for about 4 days with no problems. My technician was working on it and thought he heard a vaccuum leak around the back of the intake so he started moving hoses around and finally took off the purge vent solenoid th...
2006 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 204GP44L66
Well thanx for the replies no cyl. head problems on this one, it is a 3.8 and after diassembly found that had some work done before main bearings didn't look so good and found lifter bore problem w/#6. Replaced w/62k yard motor. Van bought at auction
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L Accessories VIN: WD0PE74567
You need a scanner to do it, i borrowed a snap-on solus pro with the newest update & it cleared it with no problem
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L upshifts VIN: 1FA4F75U76
Thanks for all the help,I replaced the MLPS as was suggested and the trans shifted like a new one!
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDR15X7R
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Transmission VIN: 1FMDU34E6V
Disassembled transfercase and found where the problem was. Worn out bearing pockets at each end of the case halves and the two pockets where the shift shaft sits in was elongated. Repaired and problem fixed. I had run into this same problem a few years ago, ju...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Starter VIN: 2FTRX17WX1
This is a case of ADM. I had the alternator power lead hooked on the wrong side of solenoid and ONLY when the vehicle was running did it power up the start wire and engage the starter. Test with the KOEO everything is okay. Apparently most starters use the eng...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU17W73
I decided to ignore the key message and look at the commuication lines. I found the tan/orange (914)to have a open curciut at times. There is several moduals on this line so I started pulling connections and looking for/praying for backed out pins burnt connec... Trouble codes: P01??, P01??.
1999 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L distributer VIN: 1GAS452LAS
hello fellow techs thx 4 all the replies...i pulled the dist. tdc motor ... and adjusted timing to zero no more light thnx again B
2000 GMC C500 7.4L abs module VIN: 1GDE614B90
Just wanted to say thanx for all the responses. Ended up having to get a hold of a Tech 2 and set the wheel base and tire size etc.
1994 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L D4 Light Flashes VIN: JHMBB2252R
Sorry for the delay but vehicle is an extra car and repair has been put on back burner since I have lost my tech and am very short handed. General concensus is the TCM is the culprit. I've removed it and have sent it out to get reconditioned. I want to th...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Left sliding door VIN: 5FNRL38445
I think the car is fixed. I was going to go with Andrew's suggestion that I replace the door closing motor, the device which is inside the door rather than the motor that moves the door from side to side. I had the part on hand and the customer dropped off t...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJGX5240W
A very small leak , appeared to be coming from the fuel line at the bottom of the tank , as many suggested , at this time i am still waiting for the parts to complete the operation , which has been ordered from USA (and that is easy but not fast from my coun...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L starting, instrument cluster, HVAC VIN: SAJHX1042X
car is fixed w/ some good info from james and robert. it was indeed the inertia sw.. thanks to a lack of good info and hands on w/ these cats this repair was a bit of a test but its rollin on 24" now. thanks to everyone who had some input, what a great resourc...
1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1J4FJ6850V
The customer wanted to pick the car up soon after I posted. The fuel pressure did not bleed down fast, however I was unable to leave it sit overnight. I feel the fuel pump is the most likely cause but I was not able to confirm this.
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L code P0734 VIN: SALPM16462
it is fix thank you all of you for your help my internet was down. well you were all right it was the MAF sensor it was not connected all the way. Aperantely the customer change his air filter and did't connect the sensor all the way and yes he did't mention ...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L EGR Tube VIN: 1LNLM97V1V
Thanks for the replies. The dealers in the Phoenix area seem to be lacking in 'drive'. I called the local Midas muffler shop to see if they could fix my tube. After looking at it, they referred me to a local shop that makes hoses-brake, exhaust, etc. Arizona T...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V1V
I had to cut my losses on this car and refer the car lot to the dealership. I pulled the fuel tank down and verified the fuel pump connections and no pinched fuel lines on the tank. I removed the intake manifold, due to the fact that the idle vacuum was so err... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
2003 Mercedes-Benz sprinter2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WDSWD64133
thanks to everybody that took their time to reply, got some helpful suggestions. ended up removing steel line (feed) from tank to filter, and flush it and replaced the diesel filter (noticed on the old filter, by the water drain that was suckin air thru there)...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1MELM62W3S
This car is fixed. Thank you to Dan, testing procedure helped in fixing this one. 7.8 or so volts on cicuit 331 (WAC) is to low. After looking further into the wiring diagrams I still could not figure out which B+ source at IRCM was supplying voltage for a/c c...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC334X2
I'd like to thanks Mark, Brent, and Rick for their replies. As Mark suggested, I ran a vacuum test on the canister side of the purge valve with the car at idle, first with the electrical plug connected, then without. Both tests had FULL engine vacuum, not zer... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap system leak large), P0456 (Evap system leak small).
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