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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4KA653TC
I have a 3.5rl that intermittently will idle erratic usually when hot. I think it is caused by a rich mixture. The plugs are not old but are black. After a ride on the highway the CAT converter gives out a rotten egg smell. The engine does come up to temperatu...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAUDC68D81
Hello, I have this audi that was towed to my shop story is. Customer went to start and it would not start battery was dead,called aaa and they tried to jump start it cranked but no start.We installed a interstate battery and it cranks but still no start.I no...
2006 Audi A6 3.2L Accessories VIN: WAUDG74F16
The MMI panel in the dash will start to boot when you use any of the radio control buttons on the right side of the console or the navigation buttons on the left side of the console. It will display the first screen for perhaps 10-20 seconds and then it will s...
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L starter VIN: 1G4HP53L6N
This car was towed into our shop with a no start problem. The starter was totally oil soaked. We installed a new starter. Security light "ON" and still no starter engagement. Replaced antitheft relay as per TSB. If relay is jumpered, the car will start and run...
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HR52L3S
vehicle came in stalls and dies , will restart. Check history found new fuel pump, module , tune up.Ckecked for codes with snap-on graphing scanner and found OBD2 16 pin connector only , tried to gather data but no communication on scanner.tried all keys to sc...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L blower VIN: 1GNFK16R7X
Hello all, I have this Burban thats kicking my tail. Any help will be greatly appriciated. I know there has got to be some information in the archives but I'm having a problem navigating that section. The problem is no ac or blower control. I felt as though th...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16T4Y
This truck revs up supper slow. Huge hesitation when driving. Feels as if starving for fuel. We did replace fuel pump with delphi unit and replaced connector and made sure fuel pump ground is OK. We also tried a MAF with no improvement. Clearing the codes and ... Trouble codes: P0137, P0157, P0753
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Brake light VIN: 1GNEC13T41
The "BRAKE" light stays on with no "ABS" light. No codes stored in system.
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L alternator control VIN: 1G1ZT54834
Hi everyone, I have a wierd one here. Customer complaint was batt light comming on going up hills. Removed alt and had it tested, it worked ok but the rebuilder recommended a new regulator. Got alt back and installed. Customer drove car 2 days and brought it b...
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.5L warning light VIN: 1GNDV33155
Greetings! We usually pass on the ABS work due to the fact that we lack the equipment and information to do it. But, this lady insists the we at least check it out for her because she can't afford to go to a dealer right now. Each time she comes into the sho...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Classic LS 6.0L Brakes VIN: 1GBJK34U97
Need help from all you ford tech's. this truck is drving me nuts. The customer brought the vehicle into the dealer for the spongy brake pedal and did a full brake inspection finding no issues, they did cut the rotors for some reason saying that it might help b...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L engine
I am VW and Chevy man. This poor girl ( which i have known for 25 years)Bought this Mopar minivan with out me checking it first...Well we have low compression on #3 and #4 less then 50 lbs. The others are not great eather.Its the 2 center cyl. on each head.Of ...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C4GP54L93
Thanks for help on this car.This car with no codes stored starts and runs ok when cold then after about 5-10 minutes will stall and wont crank when you try to restart.Prior to arriving here an ignition switch was installed but made no difference.Thanks for eve...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L Fan operation VIN: 2B3HD56F7T
The car over heats. I found that the cooling fans will not come on. THe PCM grounds the relays to turn them on hi or low. PCM shows correct coolant temp. If I turn the ac on they work normal. The compressor is seized and there is no belt. Any ideas why they on...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L rear axle assy. VIN: 1B4GT44L8X
customer complaining of noise from rear axle,has had this vehicle for about a year.stated that noise has only gotten slightly worse.we've only seen a couple of these all wheel drive units in the shop.the rear axle is a cv joint unit aluminum case.my question i...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Spark VIN: 2B4GP44331
Good morning IATN members. I have two issues on the same van, first off, this van drove into the shop with the system of when he turned his A/C on and the A/C clutch engaged the car would stall right away. So I did some poking around and noticed that the radia...
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L Door Locks VIN: 1B4HS38N42
The Horn will sound off intermitently until it stays steady. When the horn chirps the rear wiper moves just a little, but when the horn stays on the rear wiper stays on with the horn. door locks will lock intermitently but not every time the horn sounds. Very ...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Accumulator VIN: 1B4HS48N92
Not much data I know but here is what happened. Customer complained of a noise in the AC at idle. I duplicated it once but didn't get a chance to get pressures before it stopped. The accumulator/Drier was vibrating and causing a "moaning" noise. Disconnect com...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L trailer plug VIN: 1D7KU28054
Rig came in for trailer plug having no turn signals or brAKE lights. we looked in Mitchell and there are supposed to be two relays for running turn sigs to the trailer plugs, but we cannot find them. Both Mitchel and Alldata say they are in the power center un...
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 TRX4 5.9L unknown VIN: 3D7KS28C87
Have this truck with 315 70 17 tires 2inch leveling kit with extened length shocks and new steering stabilizer that intermitantly or randomly will shake VIOLENTLY after hitting a uneven joint at a bridge when going 60mph and higher. The first time it did this ...
1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAPP128XM
hello everyone i have a real problem child on my hands! 91 ford escort gt, it just dies! sounds like a timing hick up when it dies, but loses injector pulse have tested pcm, cam & crank sensors vane airflow meter, tps HELP PLEASE!
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW32F3Y
Thanks for reading my posts guys. Customer brought this truck in on the hook for horrible idle, and shutting off. After doing some look into it, found a code for IDM Fault. Tested and replaced the injector drive module. Started the truck up after clearing code... Trouble codes: P0603 (Internal Module Control KAM Error)
2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L intake runner VIN: 3FAHP39523
i"m tring to find out if anyone has run into the problem with the "tit" where the cable off of the intake manifold runner actuator attatches to the runner assembly braking ?ford offers a kit to replace that rod but i haven't found a tsb or any info on r&r ie: ...
2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Noise VIN: 1FMDU64K14
This clean, low mileage Explorer has some sort of rattle in the front of the vehicle. It is not ball joints, tie rods,or anyting is the suspension(we think!). It sounds like something plastic hitting, like a plastic washer bottle bouncing around. I don't think...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FTWX33PX6
this truck is a tow truck, after the above repair the truck worked for a day and did great. next morning came in with no power, can not get above 80k. we get code p2262 and barely 2-lbs of boost. check all intercooler hoses and pipes in case a clamp blew off a... Trouble codes: P2262
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP34N17
this focus came in for a check enging light and the misfire. the check engine light is on because of the misfire. if you clear the codes and run the car in park or neutral around 1500 to 1800 the engine misses like crazy and codes po300 p0301 p0302 p0303 p0304... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
2003 GMC C7500 7.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDK7J1C03
hello everybody, any help or suggestions are appreciated. i have a 2003 gmc c7500 with a cat. 7.2 3126. only problem i have is a non stop blinking check engine light, it blinks about every 5 seconds. i have cat. et software and there are never any codes. there...
1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7643L
Car has two symptoms that I believe are related.On hard accel around 3500 it will break up and surge like a rev limiter is kicking in.If you accelerate lightly you can get past this spot into 2nd gear and it will do it again at 3500 rpm.It will also do this in... Trouble codes: 14 (Electronic air control valve EACV)
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L p0747 VIN: 1HGCM66553
Customer states would not go into foward or reverse had to be towed in. When car got here it went into foward and reverse gears. Scanned codes and got a P0747 pressure control solenoid A stuck on.
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18454
thanks to all who take the time to reply, normally this would not even get posted, however my alldata import disk1 will not read for me, ok i have a regular costomers pilot that has this o2 code, on the test drive voltage will stay at 1.0 to .9v for an extende... Trouble codes: P0138
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Compressor VIN: 5FNRL38675
Hey guys, need some help with this one. Family vehicle. Enough said. AC was working perfectly and out of the blue it quit working. Has automatic climate control. Have checked all fuses, OK. With Genisys I can check AC clutch and command on. Relay clicks but co...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L speedo/odometer VIN: KM8SC73D23
Came in with inop speedo/odometer. Everything else in cluster works fine. Tach,lights,etc. VSS has power and ground, wire from back of cluster to VSS has continuity and no resistance. We have tried 2 different used clusters. Scanner shows a VSS reading while d...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07X11
o2 sensors switch good at cruise. At idle o2 voltage on both banks at .95. Fuel trim is at 100%. Maf tests good but I still suspect its faulty. I used to like being single, thanks in advance for looking. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L slips VIN: SAJKN6048X
I maybe posting this to soon, but have done very little diagnosis on this vehicle. Wanted to get everyone's opinion first. The car came in and was test drove. There are no codes present. The amber light on the dash comes on stating "Gearbox Fault" and when thi...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4GW48S6X
Thanks in advance - concern is No Start - Confirmed customer concern of cranks but won't start - tried and was unable to communicate from scanner to vehicle PCM - unplugged all 5v referance sensors and was then able to communicate - plugged sensors back in one...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L can bus VIN: SALME11443
Hello Rover Techs, Desperately need help on this one.Vehicle driven in after hitting a large pothole which shattered the right front wheel,bent the spindle and strut on that side also.Air suspension and hill descent warning light are on.Scanned using Autologi...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L compressor VIN: 5LMFU28R04
A/C techs I need your help... This navigator came in to the shop with a complaint of blowing hot at idle.Identified system 100%134a.Hooked up gauges and found a high low side pressure[70psi] and a low high side pressure[125-150psi]. Ambient temp at the time wa...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L steering pump VIN: WDBEA66E0S
customer complaint of noise under hood,diagnose noise coming from power steering with chassis ear,replace pump and drive belt noise still there,very high pitch,not like a laboring noise or air,something else.thanks for your help//jeremy..
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E7S
Hi could use some help frome you mb techs. Have tested intake and all vacuum lines for leaks along with the rubber spacer between the tb and the intake. Found small leak at connector for six way vacumm valve on pass strut mount. Fixed and cleared codes mil lig... Trouble codes: 22 (limp hiome mode/ air leak), 35 (lean condition)
1993 Mercury Topaz GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEPM36X2P
Intermittantly will not start. Customer drives vehicle up to 8 months or two weeks doesn't matter (length of time between driving cycle) vehicle does not cut-out when driving but just will not start. When vehicle doesn't start fuel pump does not come on. Check... Trouble codes: 543 (open to battery-eca)
2002 Mercury Villager 3.3L Excessive Emissions, no power VIN: 4M2ZV11T12
This vehicle was Diagnosed by another shop as needing a Catalytic converter. They took it to another shop and they cut out the secondary converter. The primary converter was plugged. Replaced but still is not right. Fuel pressure does not drop off. Checked aft... Trouble codes: P0300, P0325
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme International 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G3WR14W2J
vehicle was in the shop about 2 months ago for emission problems . checked codes none, but noticed pid data showed bad sensor readings ect -40 tps 2.90v etc replaced pcm after checking sensors,connections power and grounds. after replacing pcm i got a code 51 ...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3NK52F02
Hello All: This car was towed in to the shop and it started fine when unloaded. According to the owner she had been experiencing intermittent issues with it for some time. It had been to the point of leaving it, for up to an hour before it would restart for he...
1994 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L No Start
Vehicle will not always start. Checked basics: found spark and proper fuel pressure but no pulse at injectors. Car would intermittently pulse at injectors and sometimes could get it to start. But when it wouldn't start (which is most of the time), there was no...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L Blower Motor VIN: 2G2WP52204
Customer came in with inop. blower motor. Fuse #30 in the underhood block was blown. I looked in the fix database and read about a resistance test across terminal A and D at the blower motor control module and my resistance was .04 ohms. According to him it wa...
2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Valve Train VIN: WP1AB29P25
Vehicle came in from a used car lot. Complaint of severe lack of power and knocking noise. It sounds like a completely collapsed lifter but the noise varies dependent on RPM and is sometimes much quieter than others. Vehicle has a severe lack of power like a p...
1998 Saturn SL 1.9L Engine VIN: 1G8ZF5288W
This car belongs to a friend. He just bought it for his wife as is having been told that it needed a head gasket. This car has a significant amount of oil in the coolant. The old chocolate shake in crankcase & coolant concern. I've already read through all of ...
1975 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 0112547896
Hi was hoping some of you older toyota techs would know all the engine torque specs and the piston to wall specs and bearing specs exc I am rebuilding an older 1975 land cruser motor and can not find the spec thanks
1982 Toyota Corolla 1.8L Stall VIN: JT2TE72E70
The owners picked this car up for $300 and brought it to me to figure out why it stalls when it is put into gear. Has anyone dealt with this issue? I have been playing with the throttle screw and timing all day to try to get it to the 7 degrees before TDC it ...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2VK12F4N
car came with the readings i gave.i found the air snorkel loose and brocken,so i fixed it and after retarding the timing i send it to the aircare hoping loose snorkel was the problem.again failed the aircare.checked all the tune up parts,smoke checked for vacu...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY32T3Y
Car has code 441, cleared, smoke checked, tested the three solenoids, ok tested canister as per alldata ok, Pres sens voltage ref 4.9, static voltage 3.2, does rise to 4.79 under pressure, down to 1.7 under vac. when purge is requested sensor does change. I no... Trouble codes: P0441 (purge flow)
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Evaporator VIN: 4T3ZF13C92
Thank you in advance. I have this Toyota Sienna that is beating me up. Vehicle came to us a month ago from body shop down the road to evac system. Body shop replaced rr 1/4 panel,and installed used evap and case. Charged system and both the front and rear was ...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Limp home shift activated VIN: 3WVAB81E4X
A little history. This car came in a few months back with the transmission in limp home mode. TCM had code stored for Transmission speed sensor G38 - no signal/open. We replaced the sensor and the code stayed away and the transmission shifted fine. About a mon...
1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L steering VIN: YV1AX8857H
moderate shudder w-turning steering wheel at idle or very low speeds. Will happen w-turning either direction. Replaced pump with new (OE Volvo), no leaks from system, no air bubbles visible in reservoir.
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L 4th and 5th gears VIN: YV1SZ58D61
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We've got an unusual problem on this V70XC. The customer recently bought the car so we don't know its history. He discovered that the transmission fluid was very dirty and scheduled an appointment with us to get i...

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1990 Audi 100 2.3L mirror VIN: WAUBC5443L
Good Day Everyone!!! I finally got the Audi's done! A special thanks to Barry, Adli and Chuck. Thank You every much. I made the job a lot harder than it should of been. The first mirror I tried to remove, I pulled the mirror base out of the rubber thinking tha...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP64B01
Thanks for all the info...I was in between customer and dealer and the customer was upset the dealer had charged them so much and never repaired veh...so they decided to trade it in without repairing...thanks again! Trouble codes: P1176, 17584 (bank 1 lambda correction downstream).
2004 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L 1-2 shift VIN: WAUML64B74
did some more homework, and followed the other techs advise. Found no water damage to harness's. Doing adaptive resets actually made problem worse which did help in diagnoses. I believe it to be in the valve body. The problem only occurs in the brief time the ...
1987 BMW 535i 3.5L Clutch VIN: WBADC7406H
thanks for everyones help. turned the slave cyclinder upside down to bleed and clutch pedal feels fine now.
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Head Gasket VIN: WBABB2312N
Hello, We took The head off and Sent Out To Machine Shop.Machine Shop said it was good.We checked the block and it is Also ok.We put A factory gasket with new head Bolts And we are going To let it go. Most people said check block with strait edge and use fac...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L camshaft sensor VIN: WBADD6321V
Thanks for your help , the cam sensor was bad , replaced and runs fine. Our diagnostic machine needed to be re programmed .
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WBADD6321V
The transmission is bad ,andwas sent to a transmission shop for repairs. We were told it was an internal problem
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L cam sensor timing VIN: WBAFB33561
the customer has not returned . we feel that there is a concern with the vanos unit . when we turn the crank by hand to tdc ,at the moment we stop,the vanos unit on the right side moves approx 1/2 inch while the vanos unit on the left side [ the one we work...
2005 BMW 530i 3.0L service reset VIN: WBANA73585
Thanks for all the help on this one. The lights are reset but the dealer did it. He had to go to dealer for a srs recall so they reset them. From what the dealer said if you go 80% over on any service then the reset has to be done with dealer scanner.I did get...
1988 Buick Century Custom 2.5L No Start VIN: 1G4AH51R65
Thank you very much for all the responses to my post and I apoligize for the late close. Being a one man shop these type of things sorta get put aside. I replace the injector twice for I broke the first one- oops, as suggested by Tim mitchel,Bill [...] Rob Tur...
1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L power loss on accel. VIN: 2G4WF5219X
To all; I am sorry this took so long, but I thought I had closed this post. I did repair the vehicle, most of the responses i got leaned toward fuel pressure or MAF. The fuel pressure was good throughout the range even when problem was occuuring. The MAF and f... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Radio VIN: 1G4HR54KX5
Thanks for the help. Most replies suggested a new radio, which I tend to think it is. The customer wanted the car back so I didn't get to finish fixing it. I suggested installing an after market radio, but they didn't know. If anything else comes up I will pos...
2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L steering VIN: 1G4HP52K14
Thanks for all the help. After watching the pressure gauge when problem accured psi was only 650 psi. Needed 950 psi to get to steer the way it should. Replaced the p/s pump this repaired my problem child buick. Now psi at idle steer will go over 1000 psi and ...
2005 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Blower motor VIN: 1G4CW54K05
Hello everyone! Sorry for such a delay. The customer has not returned as of yet. So I am of the believe that he may have had bad contacts at the blower motor or one of the related connectors. If I do get a chance to fix the vehicle, I will be posting an answer...
1971 Chevrolet Corvette 454CID starter,flywheel VIN: 194371S117
A big thank you to those who responded. I went thru every right hand mount starter that I could lay my hands on via our local NAPA store, all measured the same regarding the depth of the drive pinion travel. I opted to install another rebuilt starter for the...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GNFK16K1R
The rear expansion valve was bad. Replaced with a AC Delco expansion valve. A/C is now blowing cold. Thanks for all the help!
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L tcc quad driver module VIN: 1GBDM19W9S
We are calling it fixed. Releasing it to the customer and hope we don't see it back Monday morning! The fix was a computer with prom (chip). Thank you to all who replied. We did check each thing you recommended. Here is what we found. The transmission is elect...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No pcm/theftlight on /no main relay VIN: 3G1JC5249T
Thanks again for everyones ideas.It turns out to be one bad pcm ground toG110 under battery in the wire harness. thank You again.Ari
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M3T
The fix for this one was repairing the wiring harness from 7x crank sensor to the ign cont mod. The long version below for those interested... Many thanks to all who took their time to read my post and offer their advice. The problem with this car is/was ...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, Spark knock VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
I recieved a lot of replies on this one. Most replies pointed towards the distributor cap and shaft or gear wear. A lot of replies also mentioned fuel pressure. I had checked pressure and volume and they were good, my bad for not including that info. We fixed ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R4W
Hi Guys, Sorry, it took song to respond. I have been extremely busy and I wanted to give the customer a chance to drive the truck for a while. I have learned a lot from this truck and I will never forget this one. The fix was a shim under the crank position se... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25RX2
We definitely overlooked testing for fuel volume. Pressure was good in the bay, both at key on as well as running under a load. When checking volume, we came up a little short, so we pulled the fuel filter and found that it was clogged. Replaced filter and ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow sensor), P0300 (Random misfire).
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, no throttle control VIN: 1GNET16S76
Well this one got me...I've always tried unplugging a mass airflow sensor to see if is causing problems as I've found they sometimes do not set codes and can still have good scan tool readings. Well unplugging this one had no effect on running (still ran bad) ... Trouble codes: P0068, P0300, P0171.
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 3B7KF2364X
well, i cleared the p1694, and it never came back. but the cut out problem, thanks to the input i did get, made me take a harder look at the engine harness wiring, particularly the tps module harness on the diesel injection pump. i found an old aftermarket po... Trouble codes: P1694 (no bus message recieved from companion diesel module).
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L interior lighting VIN: 1B7HF16YX1
Hi everbody. Sorry it took so long to close this post. I am not convinced the problem is fixed yet. We have been waiting for some heavy rain because that is when it seems to act up. We have tested all the wiring from the right door switch to CTM are what ever ...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L Stall VIN: 2D7JB21Y03
We received three replies. One, the crank sensor, we had already changed by the time the reply arrived. The third reply, checking the orange wire, we did and it passed the test. We were leaning toward the PCM, but the car owner had just bought the car 2 month...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L long crank time VIN: WD2YD54263
Thanks for the responses, most suggested cranking the motor over to use compression to help push it out, but this was stuck way to tight for that! We ended up welding a nut to the top of the injector and working it back and forth patiently until we could pull ...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU16D24
Thanks again to you all for helping me out! As most of you mentioned it turned out to be the upstream O2 Sensor. I swapped them from side to side and the code moved to the other side. I replaced it and all is well! Trouble codes: P0300, P0152.
1988 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L oil pan VIN: 2FTJW36G8J
After removing the upper intake plenum, fan shroud, power steering and oil cooler hoses, a.i.r. pipes, mount bolts, and exhaust pipes, the engine could only be lifted 1 1/2" till the bellhousing hit the firewall (not nearly enough to get the pan out). The cust...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
Thanks alot for all your help! Every for the most part was right on with the lower intake gasket! I replaced the upper and lower gaskets along with the injecter o-rings as well with the new updated gasket. I did inspect the PCV system and found no issues but f... Trouble codes: P0171 (system to lean bank 1), P0174 (system to lean bank 2).
2004 Ford Focus ZTW 2.3L abs light VIN: 1FAFP35Z94
Thanks for the responses. I tested all the circuits between the abs module and the inst cluster, all checked out good. tested the wheel speed sensors and found a bad lf sensor. replaced sensor but lights continued to stay on. I finally decided to disassemble t...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35P06
Thanks to all that replied I ran and key running test set turbo perf. code went to b-dir. contols and toggle turbo to 85% duty cycle at 1200 rpms and no response was heard so sending to ford for turbo being only 22,045 miles. Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo under boost).
2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDKC34F5Y
Hey Everyone,First of all thanks for all your help.What I ended up finding was an obstruction in intake from turbo to upper plenum,rubber hose and inside coil came apart and got stuck in elbow to Intake,Very strange lots of oil from breather must have compromi... Trouble codes: P0236 (Turbo boost control).
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: MHJW35F9YU
Well once again Iatn is priceless!!! The vehicle is fixed. The gear in the tranny was stipped as many had suggested. before it ceased to funtion, it gave the cable a run for its money so we replaced that as well. Thanks for all the help!!!
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L wipers VIN: SAJDA14CX1
Unfortunately,this is a non-fix.First,the rebuilt motor that I installed was erratic.When turned on it would first go left a few inches and then right,making it impossible to adjust wiper position on the windshield.It also would not turn off sometimes despite...
1987 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L engine VIN: 1JCWL7831G
at this point we decided to remove the timing cover and inspect, since a problem in this area could have been causing the original complaint,so we removed it and there was no problem found, we loosend up the remaing rod/main bearing, still no turn,so we are re...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, No Bus. Blown Fuses VIN: 1J4FF48S4Y
Thank you everyone for your help. Gary hit the nail on the head! Rear O2 harness was rubbing on the driveshaft and was shorted. Patched harness and all is well! Thanks again for all the help and advice recieved.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GX48S34
As stated above the vehicle is fixed. I traced the wires around and at the back of the head (facing the vehicle from front bumper) on the right side the harness rubs the very last head bolt which has a stud protruding. The Brown/White wire which is one of th... Trouble codes: P0051.
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L check eng light VIN: 1J4GR48K05
I received 3 replies. One said to check grounds. Another told me about a tsb(#08-046-05) for communication problems. Jay said he had replaced several shifter modules(actual shifter bezel) for code U0404. The next morning, I removed the shifter trim. Found drin...
2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A85
Thanks for all that replayed and to Robert [...]. It was all ignition coils, replaced all, car run great. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P2107 (throttle actuator control module processor), P2110 (throttle actuator control system forced limit).
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