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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L outside temp sensor VIN: WBADM6338X
hi all, car came in with outside temp reading -40, checked sensor,its missing. replaced with new sensor - plug/connector. still reads -40. jump wires blue/red - blue/brown it reads 122. blue/red wire has 3.5 volts key on blue/brown wire ohms ok for ground. can...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Stall VIN: WBADN5347Y
Good evening BMW techs everywhere,I am 90% sure on this one but I need your opinions and experiences.This car ,the customer replaced his own air filter and forgot to plug the air mass meter harness.the harness got tangled in the water pump pulley and ripped it...
1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L keyless entry/twilight sentinnal VIN: 1G4CU5314P
Vehicle came in w/ keyless entry inop. System wouldnt go into program mode. Ran test and replaced RAC module. Also has twilight sentinal that never turns off unless turned off manually. Now keyless entry will go into program mode, but if vehicle sits for half ...
1996 Buick Riviera 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GD2213T
We got this car the other day and it had a code p0102,Mass air flow circuit low.It had a new(reman by A1 cardone)sensor on it.Tested sensor for power and ground and both tested good.But,we had no output on signal wire.Replaced with new,reman sensor and still h... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass air flow circuit low)
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52K7X
Mass Air flow code Rear O2 heater circuit code and the front O2 not switching codes were the begining of my problems. We replaced Mass Air flow meter and wiring harnes to sensor. We replace rear O2 sensor for heater circuit, Replaced front O2 sensor and was co... Trouble codes: 1133 (O2 Insufficient Switch of O2 sensor)
2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DB03E72
i thought i would find a tsb on this, but havn't located it anyway the car was brought to me because the other tech could not figure it out. this is what i noticed. first there was no mil coming on like i was told. there were the codes p0121,p0122, p1122 then ... Trouble codes: P0121, P0122
2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L EBCM Module VIN: 1G4HR54K53
Vehicle came in with ABS light, Red Brake light, and Traction control light all on. Scanned vehicle with Snap On Modis and retrieved codes C1214 & C1255. One of those indicates an internal fault in the EBCM, the other just indicates that the PCM has turned on ...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L 3-2 Shift Solenoid VIN: 2GTEK19K7P
This 4L60 goes into limp-in after driving 5 or 6 miles and sets a code 66- 3-2 Solenoid Circuit Fault. Power is fed on circuit 1149 from the transmission fuse to the solenoid, circuit 897 goes from the solenoid to the PCM and the PCM grounds it to actuate the ...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L no start VIN: 2G1FP22P1V
I am just making sure that the only information the pcm uses to set spark time is the crank sensor, and cam sensor failure would not cause the PCM to not turn on the ignition coil. I have a good crank sensor signal at the PCM, but no signal for spark timing ...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L security VIN: 1G1NE52M7W
Good day and thank you for the assistance, My "boys" swapped the engine in this car last spring at the local VOTEC where they attended. They also swapped the ign. switch from the car they took the engine out of. I know the engine ran good when they removed it ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L lack of power VIN: 1GCEC14W3Y
this truck came in with a lack of power. i am the 3rd shop to get it. fuel pressure is 50 psi at idle which is to low. pinch the return line and it goes to 70 psi.i have replaced the regulator and main injector unit.fuel pressure when return pinched flustuates...
2000 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K1Y
Thanks for any help. The engine backfires through the intake manifold on snap throttle. Little rough on cold start but clears up when warm, about 160 degrees. Coils all fire but computer shows misfires on all cylinders, but #4, 3, and 5 are the worst. Injector... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Instrument and radio lighting VIN: 2G1WF55EX1
Customer states instrument and radio lights go out intermittently. I checked all power and grounds. They are working fine now. Is there something that I might look for that causes this intermittent problem. Thanks, Bob
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L oil pressure VIN: 3GNEC16T64
GM techs please help!!Car came in with low oil pressure warning displayed on cluster. Tool a manuel reading and had six lbs at idle. Will max out at about 25 lbs at high RPM. Replaced oil pump and sending unit, still have same problem. There is no engine knock...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JH12F84
Hello fellow techs, This was brought in as a no start, customer drove it in. Along with the codes listed, the head scratcher is that the milage currently states 18426 miles. At 6/5/08 we did service, the milage was 66233. The current oil change sticker on the... Trouble codes: P1631 (Theft-Password incorrect), U1064 (Loss of communication BCM/DIM/SBM), U1000 (Class 2 data link fault), B2960 (Passlock cylinder data incorrect), B1000 (ECU malfunction)
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Cylinder head VIN: 1G1AK15F46
Hi everyone, I'm just looking for a little advice here. I've been teaching for the last 10 years, but I've jumped back into the pool, and unfortunately I haven't been keeping up to date as well as I should or could have with the newer vehicles. I am looking at...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LT 6.0L unknown VIN: 1GCHC23U16
when making a three point turn a binding noise happens when turning slowly right. noise went away after lubing front end. customer came back and said it was fine for a couple of days but started again. i can no longer duplicate the noise. i checked other posti...
1995 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 4C3AU52N8S
this is a personal car of mine. i have been trying to figure this out for about two years now. i have replaced the disturbutor twice and fixed the problem. this time it didnt help. ive tested everything from computer signal to dist,crank,cam to full pressure. ...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL45X8T
I inherited what I suspect has been an ongoing problem. When engine is cold or hot it will start and idle fine. On a cold start you can only throttle it to 1700 to 2000 rpm, and it begins to stumble and cut out almost but not quite like hitting a rev limiter. ... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittant Loss of Cam or Crank Signal), P0352 (Ign Coil Primary 2 Circuit)
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2C8GP64L01
HELLO TECHS and thanks in advance for your ideas.I have an 01 town & country that is dumping so much fuel that i have gas dripping from converter,KOEO ground check good and power to pcm good,8 volt ref good,5 volt ref only 3.74. tps .52; start van and coolant ... Trouble codes: P0122
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68B12
I am helping engine man with this one, Car came in no start. head gasket blown. He repaired. Would not start. He found crank sensor and connector melted. He replaced sensor and repaired connector. still no start. I checked and replaced with new connector, also... Trouble codes: P0320, P0340
2002 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R12
Vehicle came into shop with P0155 B2S1 heater malfunction. Sensor tested bad, replaced sensor and released vehicle. MIL returned several days later. P0152 stored all O2 sensors flatline @ .3V, replaced B2S1 with known good and sensor switched fine, 3 other sen... Trouble codes: P0152 (O2 sensor voltage high B2S1)
2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C8GP54L94
Hello:I have this van that will barely run it misses has no power and will not idle.Put scan tool on it and i have no voltage readings for the tps on the scan tool.I ck'd for 5v reference and ground at tps conector both were fine backprobed signal wire at tps ...
1998 Dodge B1500 3.9L Misfire VIN: 2B7HB11X9W
need help on this one, dodge ramvan 98 3.9l v6 does misfire on cruise on all cylindre especialy on #1-3-5 cyl. change intack gasket because of leak, cam and crank sensor ave been already change from another garage.already clean injector and see them work prope... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B4GP25391
HELP! have been trying to fix for days van will start and run every other key cycle. runs bad on other cycles
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R72
as usual ses lite on ...scanned for codes has PO455 EVAP.EMISSIONS GROSS LEAK DETECTED ... have checked all hoses and connections tied to press test but the vent valve is leaking under the trans and the vent filter by the steering column is leaking ... any ide...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8GP74LX3
Car towed in no start check for spark - none. check codes P0351, P0352, and P0353 Primary coil circuit. Have hooked up noid light to fuel injector and flashing. I have been on line with identyfix and they say to check a diagnostic junction port by DLC but have... Trouble codes: P0351 (primary coil circuit), P0352 (coil circuit), P0352 (coil circuit)
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34P4Y
Hi I have this 2000 Ford Focus that has been towed in as a no start. It will crank up and idle very rough for a coulple of seconds then die. If you try to give the car some throttle it will imediatly die. I checked the fuel pressure and key on engine off is 35...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L tcc solenoid VIN: 1FDNS24LX3
Trans is hard shifting with loss of power. Check engine light comes on then over drive stops working. I found that at the tcc it has 3.48 volts at all times needs to be less than a volt. I think pcm but retesting wires again. I have replace two tccs. help I'm ...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.2L no spark VIN: 2FTRF17274
hello ,I have this f 150 towed in crancks fine and has new battery,fuel pressure good,did not get a chance to ck for injector pulse,had no spark,the vehicle will start now,no codes,(anti theft,or key?)when I turn key on red anti theft light comes on and then i...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Rear main seal VIN: 1FTNX21P24
this truck came in with an oil leak at the rear main seal. the rear main seal was replaced by another shop. we have never done this repair and we are not sure which way the seal is installed. does it go in with the lip exposed to the rear? there is a special t...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX14564
greetings to all i have a ford pick up truck here that has a misfire.previous shop has replaced all spark plugs with i believe are champion the one piece plug.they removed all the broken plugs and installed these.two days later customer comes back with a miss ...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L starter VIN: 1FTRF12574
Hi, all, This '04 F-150 pickup with 5.4L starter misses the flywheel when first cranks. The starter has been replaced, but still has the same problem, which is intermittent. There's nothing wrong with the flywheel. There are no service bulletins for this prob...
2003 GMC Yukon SLE 4.8L fuel & charging guages VIN: 1GKEC13V63
this suv came in for fuel & charge guage incorrectly reading. both guages needles are rotating 360 degree and stuck in certain spot as it was biding and cannot continue to rotate. when turn the ignition on, first it might show correct reading, fuel guage may s...
2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L wheel bearing VIN: 1HGCM55655
hello all i have this accord that is driving me nuts. this vehicle has a wheel bearing type noise that starts @ 65km per hour and continues to get slightly louder with speed and very noticable @ 110 km per hour. i have done all checks for wheel bearings and c...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: KMHDN45D42
Hello all, This Hyundai came in on a flatbed after an overheating event on the road. I pressure tested cooling system and find no leaks so I drove the car and now it does not leak or over heat so will replace the thermostat and test drive again. My real questi...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA31AX1
car has a no start condition smell of burnt elect. removed computer and found it had smoked pin tested computer pin all seemed ok plug in new computer and smoked that 800.00 computer also any one seen this problem help
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY19SXP
Hi guys, this one has me puzzled. Jeep came in a few months ago, code for front o2 sensor replaced. came back a week later light on, code for rear sensor, which had been replaced 8 months previous. Replaced rear again. Came back light on, code p0138. Customer ... Trouble codes: P0132 (b1s1 shorted to voltage), P0138 (b1s2 shorted to voltage), P1495 (leak detection pump switch)
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L odometer reading VIN: 1J4FF28S5Y
Its been a while for here on IATN I've checked the connectors for tightness they seem good, but customer states odometer goes blank at times but I have been unable to duplicate, is it safe to bet its the cluster itself and the driver internally? Right at this ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Inst Cluster VIN: 1J4GW48S22
Hello to all again...Have a PCI bus issue here...Im quite perplexed at this point...Complaint: After driving a while(10-15 min) All guages on cluster indicator on, and temp gone from overhead console. Have verified complaint, and noted that even...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: IJ4GL58K42
This Liberty came in with the check engine light on (p0500) & and no speedometer operation. I did a sweep test with my scan tool which passed. I then replaced the speed sensor at the rear differential with a Mopar sensor and cleared the codes. The speedometer ... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor)
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GW58N63
Jeep came in rough idle. Warmed up vehicle, died after 15 minutes. Scanned motor, crank sensor code. Replaced crank sensor, Jeep ran then died again, Code P0303, coil module #3 burnt and cracked. Replced coil module, no start, traced wiring, wiring ok replced ...
2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA64S25
I have a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon wita a 4.0L and a manual transmission.. This vehicle will not start or run and the starter relay will not send a signal to the starter solenoid and the fuel pump relay and asd relay will click irratically but not stay on. Wh...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L driveshaft VIN: KNDJA7236V
I drove this Sportage with the customer and when the vibration started at about 40mph I grabbed the steering wheel with two hands. I checked and found the front u joint was very worn. Installed napa joints and they seemed loose. Vibration was 40% better. So th...
2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JM1BK32F67
Please help! I'm going on vacation in three days and won't be able to relax if I don't get this fixed. Vehicle came in for an overheating concern. A block test revealed combustion gases in cooling system so we proceded with head gasket replacement. After getti...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Air suspension VIN: WDBNG70JYA
Vehicle was towed in on it's bump stops. has following codes: C1337-level control valve rear right Y36/6y4 component error. We found the compressor to have gotten hot enough to leave a carbon track around the wiring, and somewhat melt the harness. we replaced ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L trunk VIN: WDBPJ73J32
i have 2002 mercedes cl55 trunk open halfway i dont see any leak Hydraulic systern but i notice Hydraulic pump stop when the trunk halfway is this pump prolem or something ? i never work to this systern before thanks for the help
1994 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1MELM5044R
cyclender #1 miss fire. compression dry 95 lb, wet 115 lb all ing wires are good tested all fireing ok. removed spark plug tested with wire connected spark plug fires, neww cap and rotor and still missing on #1. please help i feel like i am brain dead on this ...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM53S8X
Hi out there in need of help again. I have this mercury that I really donít have that much info for you but will the best I can this car will go into a vibration / soft jerk or surge feeling at35 -60 mph or in 3 and 4th gear it will even do it at this speed wh...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Steering VIN: 4M2ZU86E72
driving vehicle is ok till you try to turn.steering binds when turning, starting at @ 60 degree turning radius.mainly during a parking lot maneuver,it binds and stays in a bind till you give it gas.needing some ideas on what to look for, any help out there wou...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L transfer case VIN: JA4MW51R21
Hello Mitsu Fans I have a strange one hear... This vehicle has the c/d (center differantail)lock come & flash after a 16-17 mi test drive. This is not an approximate, you can set your trip meter by it . Once the light comes on it has to be reset by a key cycle...
2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4A3AE45G94
Vehicle acts like a misfire, Idle speeds @ 650 to 700, Has a pending code p0507. When the vehicle is put into drive the vehicle runs rough and feels and acts like a cylinder misfire, Ran a cylinder balance test, and leak down with no problems with the mecanica... Trouble codes: P0507
1987 Nissan Pathfinder E 2.4L No Start VIN: JN6ND14Y6H
No spark from the intake ignition coil. Exhaust spark is fine.(8-plug head) Fuel pressure is good but will not start on its own. Can get it to start and idle on carb cleaner. Have replaced the computer, coil, ignition module, which fires the coil, with no succ...
1995 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D8S
Hello I need some help with this nissan please! Car came in on the hook, cranks wont start. Pushed it inside opened hood and noticed coil was unpluged, pluged it in and car started but would misfire and die. Also noticed customer had installed a new distributo... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor circuit malf), P1336 (Crankshaft position sensor unable to read flywheel), P1320 (testing and results)
1998 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L battery VIN: 1N4AB41DXW
this sentra de-charges a battery in a matter of hours there is a huge draw with key off all doors and accessories turned off. when i pull out the 7.5 amp fuse for the ecu the draw goes away. what else should i be looking for on this circuit the ecu is the only...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L brake pedal VIN: JN8AR07YXX
car came in with soft pedal @ first pump but then after the second pump while the car is running or in drive the pedal becomes harder and more normal ... checked for codes and just get 1 quick flash of abs light. originally changed master cylinder checked and ...
2000 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L lf & rr VIN: 4N2XN11T3X
vehicle came in with rf hanging up. we recommended new calipers and hoses. did them and now the lf and rr hangs up. loosening the line at the master let them turn. we replaced the master with no luck. Is there any problems with the abs unit on these?
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D44
problem ; car came in on towing, 3 coils were melted (1,2,3) and three way catalytic converted blocked, replaced cat , ecm, and coils. let car run , everything ok , let customer go with car. one week later came in on towing , ecm burnt , rpl ecm , coils melted...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L ignition VIN: 1G3NL52T81
This car sat for around 6 months.Customer finally got enough money for us to work on it.Put ignition lock cylinder in and did a relearn.Car would not start so i took the ignition module from another car to try and car started right up.Sat and ran for a aout 30...
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2P4GP2532Y
Hi This voyager has an issue where driving down the road and the speedo will start fluctuating all over the place. the faster I go the worse it gets. Speedo will start pegging out at time past 120 mph then rev limiter will kick in Evey time it pegs out. I lab ...

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2002 Acura EL 1.7L Cooling System VIN: 2HHES35872
Thank you to everyone for your replies. Many of you asked whether I changed the rad cap, I did replace it but since this was an aftermarket rad a new honda cap would not fit, so I replaced it with a aftermarket cap and the problem was still there. I also veri...
2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD188X3
thank you to all that replied to this post, as most of you said, the problem was in the transmission. found the fluid to be as black as the engine oil, advised the customer of the probiblity that a new trans may be needed. customer wanted to try a fluid exchan...
1987 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD1306H
thanks to all who tried to help with this car from hell, the fix ended up being a new set of plug wires!!! I know it sounds hard to believe. apparently the wires were sending out an rf signal that was making the ecm unhappy. Never would have believed that woul...
1994 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WF15L6R
car is fixed! i was testing iac motor with remote iac actuator tool,checking throttle bore for restrictions etc,anyway while i was fooling with iac motor area i smelled gas,noticed the fuel pressure regulator was leaking around retainer clip,also leaking out o...
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Surge VIN: 2G4WS52M4W
Ok i did a 30min cycle with the motorvac to clean injectors and decarbonize. problem could still be felt. Yes vehicle is in closed loop and tps & ect are steady, a/c had no effect, as stated before also problem present with maf disconnected. I would have liked...
1992 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado 5.7L every gear VIN: 1GBHK34K1N
Everyone was right about the drive gear turning the same speed as the engine Thanks for all the help We desided to install a new clutch and pressure plate, but that did not help. How sound will travel the problem was in the rear axle the bearing cap had a crac...
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 6.5L High Oil Pressure VIN: 1GCGC29FOS
Customer has declined any further work but most replies say to replace the oil pump that it has a pressure relief valve in it that may be clogged. Thanks Cliff
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire VIN: 3GNEC16R6V
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L start & stall VIN: 1GCEC14V4X
I received a few potentially useful replies to my request. I had several references to the tech2 from members, i just havent ever had to have one for passlock relearn before and dont feel that it would have helped in this scenario either. It was suggested I ch...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L ABS Module VIN: 1G1ND52J2X
well, the customer declined any further repairs regarding the ABS issue. However, we replaced the front rotors after we machined the originals, and the base brakes improved. thanks for all who replied and read the article.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start
First, the fix for this car involved a complete understanding of the ignition system which was dicussed in great detail in a forum that is posted now in technical theory. Here's how it went down. After isolating the ICM from any outside forces by remov...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L lines VIN: 1G1YY32G5Y
thanks for the many replies,all but two said the only fix was a double flare and it helped convince the store manager the only fix is the best fix,esp on brake sys. having to wait one more day to replace the lost 1/4" adapter in my flare tool was no big deal,t...
1993 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP54R9V
First of all, I will reiterate that this was a 97 T&C (not a 93 as I erroneously posted). Thanks to all who contributed knowledge. This vehicle is presumed fixed. Several members suggested that the solder joints that attach the connector body for the ipc we... Trouble codes: P1695 (lost communication with bcm).
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L compressor VIN: 2B4GP44341
Was unable to fix this van. I can only assume there is some missing information that can only be retrieved with a DRB scan tool. This 2001 van must be right at the year change from one design climate control system to another. About 90% of responses spoke of a...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Starter VIN: 1FMDU32X2N
Thanks for all the replies. The problem was in the wiring. However a different connector was where the short was happening. I trace the wiring from the Neutral safety switch up to inside the engine compartment but was looking at the wrong wiring. The one ...
1992 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: IFTEF14N0N
well i finally got my old truck running again. may not be the proper way but what the heck. i went across the highway from the dealership and borrowed a manual from a ford dealer. when i got home this evening i went to work. i didnt have time to look through t...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on, no crank VIN: 1FAFP55U82
Well I took and plugged a test computer into the vehicle and the check engine light is now bright and the theft light flashes with the key on. The computer was not programmed to the vehicle so I know this is why it is flashing. Customer did not want to put the... Trouble codes: XXX.
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S03
Got a number of good replies-learned a lot such as why the fuel pressure on the scanner and the gauge reading are not the same-you have to disconnect the vacuum to the rail sensor and then the readings should match-the fix ended up being a new ford air filter ... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel trim rich), P0175 (fuel trim rich).
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No power VIN: 1FTWF32PO4
Well I can't believe such a small exhaust leak could cause such a loss of power! We removed the turbo and took it apart- wanted to make sure that the turbo was good inside. Everything looked good so we put it back together and noticed that the pipe was leaking...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, no accel / power VIN: 1FDWF36PX6
ok, since this my second post on this vehicle i will make this a little short... if you look, you could prob. find my other post as well. the vehicle was returned to me with the same problem. no power at all times and after a long cold soke, engine would stu...
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L ABS module VIN: 1ZVFT80N86
Thank you for all the replys . We did not have any wiring problems but a intermittent communication problem. After clearing a few body related codes to lights and re-road testing the car was able to clear u 0073 code, ABS and traction control lights stayed of...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GTHK29U62
Thanks to all that replied. Reprogram pcm and perform crank relearn was the fix. We tested inj and removed to check for trash. rechecked intake gaskets. checked exhaust back pressure. With the help of a locall gm dealer we were able to fix. They were as stumpe... Trouble codes: P0300.
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L engine VIN: INKAY2ID8R
Hello all, thanks for the input but the cust may have abandoned this veh. He will not return phone calls or stop in. keith and john wondered about a poss bent rod. I did check the piston height before posting but did not think to mention it, sorry. Rick and Ma...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Engine VIN: SALJY1242W
As it turns out it did have a rod knock. Thanks for all your responses. The engine was not that dirty, but it delevoped a good knock on #6. The problem wasn't as obvious as I expected it to be upon first inspection. Now just waiting on a customer decision. Aga...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Misfire VIN: ILNFM91V6W
Well after checking and rechecking I found that #7 cylinder was misfiring we replaced that coil on plug assembly and problem went away. A really dumb system. normally ford would have set a code for this,
1994 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L left front cv axle VIN: JM1BG224XR
Thanks to everyone whom replied, tried several different methods, and finally decided to just replace cv boots with the inner cup in car. Thanks again, Michael
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070241202
Thanks for all the help. Most everyone felt the accumulator may have been the concern however it was not. After checking and re checking everything from c.o levels to vacuum leaks and system/ fuel pressures we could not pin point the concern. I am sorry to hav...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D01
2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L manifold VIN: IN6AA07B84
Completed this job with successful results. Both manifolds were cracked also. Cant say I will jumping with joy next time I have a customer come in with this issue. Thanks for all you guys do.
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Interior Lights VIN: 1G3HN52K8S
Thanks for all the help and suggestions. Steve from New Mexico had the best idea of finding the branch point and individually fusing each branch with smaller fuses. Great Idea, that pointed me in the right direction. That direction led me to the passenger ...
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2WP55266
well the vehicle left today. it turned out to be a dirty maf sensor. i pulled it and cleaned it. i do not understand how that made a difference but it did. thanks to all that sent help. i just needed some more ideas. vehicle passed deq emissions on saturday. Trouble codes: P0053.
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Water pump VIN: YS3FB49S74
Thanks for all the help. Per recommendations we purchased the "half-moon" tool Lisle #[...] for about $30.00. The OTC tool appears to be #6616 (about $60.00) and is a full circle tool like the Kent Moore J-43651(about $200.00) As noted in several of the rep...
2002 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L compressor VIN: 4S3BN89612
After checking all inputs to control module to be sure that nothing else was out of whack, I applied power to the ecm switch input and found that the compresor did come on but shut off after about 10 minutes and the ecm locked the a/c form working for that ign...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L pings VIN: 5TDBT48A31
I will close for now. Thanks to those who responded. We do not have an egr valve on the car as some thought we should check - all basics were examined and all were found in order, exhaust was replace by the customer will free flow items, knock sensors tested g...
2002 Toyota Tundra 3.4L drums, rotors VIN: 5TBBN44152
A big thank you to all who replied. As suggested I turned the rear rotors and the problem was fixed. I did find that the right axle was bent just a little but turning the rotors was enough. Thanks again. Claude
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGF21J1Y
Thanks for the thoughts. A couple of replies were addressing the turbo even though we knew what was causing that code, the vane adjustment lever is frozen in the low boost position. The other replies confirmed our suspicions that the pump is bad. What we disco... Trouble codes: P1562 (Quantity adjuster upper limit reached), P1556 (Charge pressure control negative deviation).
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