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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Alt, battery VIN: WAUED24B4Y
Hello Audi techs, I need some help. This car came in with a charging system problem. This car doesn't charge under load. at idle. It will charge fine at idle with out load but as soon as you turn on all the acces. voltage drops to 12.5v. At higher rpm it goes ...
2001 Audi S4 2.7L ABS control VIN: WAURD68D11
I am hoping someone has encountered this. The brakes will often have a pedal that drops while applying as if the ABS was cycling. The pedal drops about 1/4" and is solid. This does not seem to happen back to back. The pedal travel may be slightly long, but not...
1984 BMW 633CSi 3.2L No Start VIN: 06E6996298
I have this BMW that will crank but not start. Orginally tested for spark & injector pulse and had neither. Power is present at fuel injectors & coil when cranking. No trigger from DME to the injectors or the ignition coil. Scoped both reference sensors at DME...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE1324S
1995 bmw 540i 3.0l was towed into the shop with the fuel tank sucked in to the point were it bent the metal seams im womdering if antone has seen this before i would also like to know if the engine will pull enough vacuem to cause this or did someone try to ja...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBSBR93493
Thank you guy for any advice. Thanks Steven Trouble codes: 072 (Inlet Vanos Retard Valve), 184 (Function Inlet Vanos-Bank One 1 Control), 153 (Transmission code-Evaluation Lat-Acceleration code), ABS
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WBAB53404P
Hi all, This car came in with an oil leak at the oil filter stand housing. Replaced oil stand gasket/o rings new filter/oil pressure switch/synthetic oil. Checked oil pressure - ok Oil light now flickers at idle. I have read several posts with no fixes. These ...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5UXFB53564
After extensive testing we have somewhat come to a fork- in-the-road.Here's our challenge.The customer stated that after going through a big puddle this all started.The vehicle will hesitate stumble just like an ignition misfire "Thump Thump" on acceleration.N...
2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGN63565
Hi fellow Techs We have a Bmw 745Li that has been in to our shop 3 times now for a no crank problem. It has had a couple faults in the CAS for CAN communication faults and I was told that at one time the 2 keys that the customer has would not latch in. We had...
1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L front lower control arm bushings(front position) VIN: 1G6KE54Y3V
Hello there,I am at wits end,I am trying to replace front lower control arm bushings in this Caddy.Problem is I cannot find anyone who sells these bushings aftermarket,and dealer only sells control arms complete ($500.00 each)Has anyone had any luck finding bu...
1982 Chevrolet Impala 4.4L no power in drive VIN: 2G1AL69J6C
can runs and starts fine. place in drive and no power. power brake and it acts like the ehaust is plugged. brake pedal hard replaced brake booster and now have good vac. but still no power. place hand over carb runs great has power. sprayed engine down for vac...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
engine misses on 1-3-5 cylinders.2-4-6-are fine.replaced plugs,wires,cap,rotor.checked for internal vacum leak,none found.fuel pressure fine.[...] all 3.miss comes and goes just on these cyl. when hooked to modis.leaning toward spider injector,but not... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GBJG31ROX
what is the easiest way to change engine, if any?
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GNDT13W1X
This blazer was towed in with a no start problem. It will start and shut off after a couple of seconds, so I know that it is in the anti-theft system. It has a code 1626 loss of communication with the VTD. It says to attempt to communicate with the VTD on the ...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L starter, lighting VIN: 1GCCS1447X
Hello to all and thanks in advance. I am having trouble with my personnal vehicle. I downshifted to accelerate past another vehicle...5th to 4th at about 65 mph and midway through I lost engine and headlamps. The hazard lights now only work if brake pedal is d...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Steering Gear VIN: 2GCEK19T61
Heh Folks, This truck came into the shop with the complaint of a high pitch noise (Customer said sounded like low p/s fluid), Customer had the local GM dealer replace the pump in Feb 09 the dealer still found noise and hard steering replaced with a second pum...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GNEK13Z42
Hey everyone out there looking for some advice on this one here. Customers ac compressor had shelled. On these systems with the few we have done have had problems when we just replace the compressor after metal has been found in the orfice tube. I reccomended ...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L column VIN: 1GNDS13S13
hello, thanks in advance for any help. this vehicle is a theft recovery. it was taken from a carwash with key left in ignition, so there is not any apparent damage to the steering column. the customers complaint is that the wheel no longer locks. after tear do...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Accessories VIN: 1GCHK23D66
for no reason radio and all lights come on with out key in ingition
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.8L air bag sys VIN: 3GCEC14V36
truck has history code boo26 code was never curent in my shop. check all conections all look good. i pot a sir coil in the steering colum. and code came back in 5 days. the light came on in the am. code is still hostory. can any one help me a donot have a load...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.9L headlamps stay on after key removed. VIN: 2G1WS55R47
headlamps stay on after key is shut off.drl lites not working. problem is intermittent.pulling low beam fuse for either side will put out all headlites.when lites stay on the tail lites do go out. when head lites wont go out they are on full bright ,not like t...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L7T
The van belongs to a tech here. We have a no start, no spark. CKP and CMP signals are good at PCM, battery voltage at coil while cranking, injectors are pulsing, new coil. While testing with my Solus 9.2, I can get 2 of the coils to fire, but the left will not...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1C4GP45R85
I have replaced both cam & crank sensors twice with OEM Chrysler parts. The problem is intermittant but it seems to not be in the wiring as I have pulled and tugged enough that it should be a consistant problem if wires are broken. The van will suddenly buck p... Trouble codes: P0335, P0344
2003 Dodge Caravan C/V 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP44303
hello all. this vehicle came in with a p1494 dtc stored. upon diagnosing using the all data dtc trubleshooting flow chart i ended up replacing the leak detection pump. all was well for 3 months and 4000 miles. vehicle has returned with the same dtc. i am suspe... Trouble codes: P1494
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7LU38C94
Hello group this truck was towed in cranking no start. It will fire with added fuel but it will not stay running. The fuel is full and clean All of the tests have failed to tell us why the pressure in the rail is low. It did start one time for about 30 sec the... Trouble codes: P0148 (HPCR Check sum)
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 6.7L Clutch VIN: 3D6WH48A37
Hi all We have this 07 Dodge 1 Ton here we installed a new clutch. Old clutch was badly burned and almost to the rivets. We replaced the clutch and flywheel. Clutch works like a dream... when its cool. If you drive approx. 30 miles, it's very hard to get into ...
1971 Ford Maverick 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1K93F16543
this car came in with a fuel leak from the accelerator pump on the carb, installed carb kit and cleaned debris from float bowl (minor rust particles) sence then we can not get the car to idle properly, customer states the idle has alwatys been high, but now it...
1990 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L pedal sinks, low pedal VIN: 2FDJF37M6L
hey everyone, got this f350 with no cruise control. customer complaint is no pedal. found front brakes worn, no external leaks. replaced the brake master(1 1/8" piston bore), ft pads and bleed all 4 wheels... at idle pedal sinks then rabs light appears along...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cyl. VIN: 2FDKF38F6S
This came in with a complaint that pedal would go to floor. Classic bad Master cyl. We got a reman master cyl. Trying to bleed the system the bleeders broke on both front calipers so they are both new. Same symptom. Pedal goes down. It pumps up and will stop t...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F7X
thanks ahead of time. vehicle came in missing, run cyl cont. came up with codes for cylinders 5 and 8, ran compression on rear four cylinders, had 425psi each. swaped inj 5 with 7 and missfire followed, at same time swaped inj 8 with 6 miss stayed in 8 hole. r... Trouble codes: P0284 (cyl 8 contribution)
2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L poor/no heat VIN: 1FTRX18L7Y
poor/no heat noticed this weak. a/c cooling & vent distribution good.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Safety VIN: 1FTNX21F01
hey all.thnks in advance.hv tis vehicle here where he back up chime is not working. not familiar with this system. found that park assist switch light goes to off when put in reverse,remains on in other gears.replaced switch so far,no change.any help in pointi...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F91
This Ford came in 3 months ago for a no start. I replaced ICP and then noticed a long crank. Customer declined testing at that time. Now it is back for extended crank. It happens hot or cold. I measured oil pressure at the top of the high pressure reservoir an... Trouble codes: P1211, P1212
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hunting at idle VIN: 1FMEU16W61
Thanks to all in advance, have this Expedition that has got me pretty stumped. In gear at idle the engine will hunt between 550 and 700 RPM. It is not at all misfiring, it just can make up its mind where it wants to idle. Desired RPM value is usually right aro...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L odometer VIN: 2FMZA52402
vehicle was delivered with the odometer displaying only dashes. There were numerous codes including the following 9676, 9249, 9470, 9246, 8513, d262, a513. The speedometer in not working and there is a display for "check transmission". We are verifying the
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDAW57F32
while driving truck it looses power lotsa white smoke cant see truck behind you will not stall acts like uvc connector has come off when you do the injector buzz test everthing is extremely quiet like a 6.0l quiet but no codes let truck sit for 3 min idling al...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW30L14
I need some direction help, there is just so much going on with this truck, I just don't know were to start. F350 5.4L Tow-in. Customer complaint: won't go over 20mph, missfires,no a/c, overdrive lamp flashs, check engine light on. Codes are as follows: p1747,...
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L trailer VIN: 2FMDK38C87
I was informed by this customer that her boyfriend says the trailer lighting harness used to work. I tested the connector and came up with nothing but a ground. I then checked the junction/fuse box in the engine compartment per fuse diagram in the owners manua...
1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
vehicle runs fine and pulls well normally, then will lose power and die like fuel starvation. Have tried many parts to no avail. Anybody seen this on one of these vacuumed to death pos's ??
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L timing belt VIN: KM8SB12BX3
Hi to all, This is a client of mine and all maintainence has been done on schedule. The timing belt broke, wrapped around the crank pulley and broke up stuff. I replaced the belt, tensioner and idler with dealer parts. I'm aware of the interference nature of t...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L none VIN: JNKAY2106S
this 95 infinti came into the shop with a complaint of the battery running down, i performed a voltage draw test on it and found that in the fuse box in the car a 7.5 fuse that says battery then says room lamp/ when this fuse is disconnected it will not run th...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A11
Hi I need some help on this one .car keeps coming back for intermittent code 443.I have replaced sol.and smoked system for leaks but no luck. I have hooked up noid light on sol and ecm will pulse it in neutral .I am using the x431 tool and it wont pulse sol. i... Trouble codes: P0443
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L engine running VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Very, very strange, Jag engine keeps running smoothly after you turn the ignition off and pull the key out. Other than that, no problems, no dtc's. Ignition cylinder feels fine, car runs great. I think it might be possesed.
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: SAJEA01T33
Thank you to evryone reading this post.I have this s-type that flares on the 1-2 shift.If you acclerate very lightly you can go through all the gears.If you accelrate normally it will go into limp mode and lock into gear. After a few shifts i get a dtc p0781.I...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L hvac VIN: SAJEA01TX4
Does anyone know where the low side Hvac fitting is on this Yag? I can't seem to locate it after about 20 minutes of searching and No-Data is proving it's lack of value... again...Thanks
1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FT78S7X
Came in as a no-start. The customer stated that the Jeep was running fine when parked for the evening then wouldn't start the next morning. There is no fuel pump,ignition, or injector pulse. The engine cranks fine. Checked for power at the effected areas and f...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L oil leak VIN: 1J4FF48S1Y
Engine leaks oil after being driven several miles. Leak drips from bellhousing, and is blown back under car. The oil pan was removed and the flywheel and crank flange are completely dry. The pan was replaced because of rust. The pan gasket looked to be leaking...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1J4GW48S33
hi to all hope you can gige me some help this jeep is hard to shift in to 4x4 low you have to realy pull the shifter i removed the cable and it is smoth as butter going in to low i think it is in the transfer case but not sure thanks for any help you can give
2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L inop VIN: JTHFN48Y52
I have a retractable hardtop on this SC430 that does not work. The switch for top does not light up when pushed open or close. I pulled codes for top and got code B2523 Roof position switch #1 malfunction. I use Alldata it is of no help with location of this s...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Alternator VIN: 1LNLM91V7S
Thanks to all in advance for reading and responding, welcome to my headache. On first inspection, found that charging voltage was 13.5 until cooling fan turned on, fan made a lot of noise and caused erratic charging voltage and increased AC voltage coming out ...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L egr VIN: JH1BJ2232Y
The egr code comes up on this vehicle and I am just wondering how you go about getting to the thing. It is sitting above the rear engine mount by 1 inch and the only way I can see to get it out is drop the front subframe down? Any better way to do this?
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Suspension VIN: 1YVGF22C92
Hello. This Mazda has a pronounced double rattle in the right front going over bumps.We have replaced struts,strut plates and shafts(CV's were also clicking)It sounds like a possible sway bar to frame bushing,but the bushings look good,and the sway bar links a...
2003 Mazda Miata 1.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM1NB35383
Hello Mazda techs. I have a real nice low mileage Miata that has a running problem. It is sluggish in the first two minutes of driving. It does not miss or backfire or hesitate, it just won't go. I have checked the fuel press and it's good. There are no codes,...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Locking VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Car came in with intermittent remote lock failure. We think we narrowed it down to the infrared remote control control unit.We ordered one by vin and received one with MB part # 210 820 52 26. This is a coded to the car by Mercedes unit. Our problem is that th...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L transmission in limp in mode VIN: WDBHA28E8V
hello to all, i have this 1997 c280 that came to us in limp in mode, with check engine light on and abs light on. found codes in the transmission ( 022, 023, 118, 119). found the tbs refering to these codes and the conductor plate in the transmission. replace...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J83
Vehicle came in misfiring, starts and runs 15 to 20 seconds before misfire occurs. swapped coils, no change, found 120 psi on cyl 2, added transfluid with no increae in compression. checked injector pulse and found that the first 20 to 30 rpms the noid flashes... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4M2ZU54EXD
hellow fellow techs would like to know if 70 psi is to high of fuel pressure on this 99 mountaineer it does not flucuate at all when snapping the throttle the spec i found was 50-65 koeo and no spec for running, also seem to run alittle rough but no to bad, it...
2002 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Clutch VIN: 1ZWHT61L02
Help! Never seen anything like it, hope you have. Searched archives, nothing even close to this. We replaced the clutch on this Cougar V-6 almost 2,000 miles ago. New clutch disc, Pressure plate & throw out bearing. Resurfaced flywheel. Clutch disc is smoked, ...
2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L drum brakes, right rear only VIN: 1MEFM50U05
When applying brakes hard enopugh to activate rear shoes, there is a knocking or thumping sound in rotation with the wheel. Not a dragging,squeek,grind,or squeal, it's a noise you don't usually hear like a knock when applying pressure. Right side only. Everyth...
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM502X5
we are beating our heads against a wall with this one,any help would be great,thanx in advance.As soon as we start vehicle ses light comes on,engine runs great with no issues other than ses light on. Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel pump driver module off line)
1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MR41HXT
Howdy all, I have this montero that will intermitently set a code p0505 (iac),the idle is slightly high at all times (around 1000 rpm, in park/neutral) the factory diagnostic info. isnt a whole lot of help, I checked for power to iac motor and the wiring from ... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control)

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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E15
Thanks to those who responded. Jeff [...] was right on the money. The pcv valve was carboned up and stuck open. I replaced the valve as well as some of the tubing going to and from it. They fell to pieces when trying to remove the valve. Cleared codes, gave it... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0171.
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: WBACC032XV
Finally fixed! I hooked up a Lab scope and performed a Key On Engine Cranking test on the crankshaft position sensor and found a gap in the signal in addition to the "missing tooth" gap that is supposed to be there to reference #1 TDC. I Turned the crank whil...
2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Oil Temp VIN: WBSCK9342Y
Hey Guys Thanks for all the advice. I finally determined that the software installed on the DME was the problem. Mainly ignition timing, however once I started watching fuel mixture while driving and it was pretty far out.
2001 BMW 320i 2.2L instrument cluster VIN: WBAAV13421
Fixed with no responses provided. Triple checked everything, found no shorts or opens. Installed new cluster, reprogrammed, initiated test2 as per alldata and all works now.
1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L excess cranking VIN: 1G4CW53L3S
This extended crank is of 5-7 seconds, usually starts just with just a bump of 2-3. Many good responces, mostly for loss of fuel psi due to regulator leak, could not verify this currently. Other responces for electrical, relays, filter, sensors, ign switch, ec...
1995 Cadillac catera 3.0L No Start VIN: NO VIN
i called customer and she was eager to go to autozone for more info.i told her that my scanner did not show me any codes but she is eager to R&R computer cause the internet told her so.i had an idea that crank sensor or fuel pump were possibilities because of...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L No Start VIN: 1G1FP23F6M
I knew I would get a lot of replies on this because it should be such a simple thing to figure out and with a little help, it was. Most of the replies were very helpful: was distributor installed correctly - yes. VATS system working properly - yes...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, HARD STARTING VIN: 1GBEL19W5V
Thanks for all the help guys. The fix was the fuel pressure regulator and injection Spider Assembly. Sorry it took so long the post the fix I havenít seen the customer since the vehicle left the shop until yesterday. Thanks again Mike
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19TXX
I appreciate everyones input on this one but I have a fix that I cant really explain. I blocked off the egr & drove it for 2 days with nothing other than a egr code. I replaced the EGR valve & drove it for 3 more days with no light. Customer hasnt called or be... Trouble codes: P0430 (bank 2 cat. eff.).
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCFG15M3X
Tested the vss circuit and it checked out to the pcm,but coming out of the pcm to the cluster was not even close.replaced pcm and everything works great.Thankyou for all the replies,all of your help was much appreciated.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19V8X
hey all,thanks for all the help. it ended up being a pin hole between the cat and s1 o2. smoke machine is a wonderful thing. thanks again alex j Trouble codes: P0137 (o2 circuit low voltage b1s2).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCJK33191
Just received word from the customer that vehicle is fixed. We ended up replacing that injectors and injection pump. Injection pump was the problem. I noticed after replacing the pump that the truck sounds different(quieter) and the lope is gone. I wouldn't re... Trouble codes: P0093.
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G1ND52F25
Most replies suggest a bad ignition switch(tumbler) and reprogramming is having the key on for about 15 minutes, Since vehicle is still running after I reprogram it, customer declines further repair.
2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L service stability VIN: 1GNFK16Z66
it ended up being a defective steering wheel angle sensor very suprised being the part came from the dealer well another one done anyway thanking all the members for the ideas and help
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Dash lights VIN: 1C3AL56U41
Thanks alot to carl from missouri who sent me a link to a repair that uses universal transformer to replace factory one. Unfortunetly customer unwilling to fix at this time but info on doing this repair was very good and im sure will run across same problem in...
1997 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L no charge VIN: 1B3ES47Y9V
Hey guys and girls.Well wouldn't you know my 19 year old son changed his mind again and decided to scrap the neon-salvage what he can and pick up something better.Big thanks to all who helped and when we are scrapping this neon I will keep an eye out for bad w...
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Crank Balancer/ Arcing to timing cover VIN: 3B7MC33D5V
thanks for all responses,cleaned all pulleys and replaced belt,no more arcing!!!Special thanks to Kent for info. on VandeGraff Generator.Now how to explain to customer is the next problem. Physics?
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L data stream prndl VIN: 1B4GP44RSY
This one is done!! Wanted to thank all of you for your time. I did eliminate all items on the data bus as the cause. It turned out to have acid damage at the two small multi pin connectors under the battery. The acid had damaged the weather pack seal and ...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L extended cranking VIN: 2B4GP45G3Y
Thank you all for the help. Turned out to be a simple fix by replacing the fuel pump assy.
1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZFFAA02A2B
Journeymen, good evening and glory be. The car has passed smog and will be returned by week's end. I had eight responses Dave from Top Gear forwarded PDF's of wiring and shop manual and spoke with me on land line as well. As stated in my help request I did i...
1988 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L starter / flywheel VIN: 1FTEF14N6J
Thanks to all replies. This one is fixed. The remote starter solenoid was installed wrong (switched wires and stopped starter from staying engaged).Starter engagement is still alittle noisey but after trying all combinations the best one is in there.
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMEU18W2V
thanks to all who replied. the cyl.head temp.sensor seem to have been the cause.i also replaced the t-stat due to age.im still driving the vehicle but so far so good.the check engine light went off by itself after the repairs,the next day. hoping it stays off....
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU83P3Y
Right after I posted this I found some chewed up wires in the engine wiring harness near the fuse / relay box. Repaired the wires and the truck fired right up!! Sorry I took so long to post the fix, THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP!!
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L pump VIN: 2FMDA5147Y
Well, first off, thanks to all for the help, and especially those who suggested OEM parts. I vow to never use a reman P.O.S. pump again. A reman Ford unit appears to have been the fix. We did also install the newest part number pressure side hose from Ford ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX30PX3
EVERYONE HAD GREAT IDEAS, BUT I GRACEFULLY GAVE UP. I DO NOT HAVE THE PROPER TOOLS TO DIAGNOSE THIS TRUCK. SO ON THAT NOTE I REFERRED THE TRUCK TO THE LOCAL FORD TRUCK DEALER WHICH I KNOW A FEW OF THE TECHS THERE AND THIS IS WHAT THEY DO. CUSTOMER PAID ME FOR ... Trouble codes: P0266, P0404 (egr performance), P0405 (egr a cir low), P2263 (tc/sc boost performance), P2285 (icp circut low), P2291 (icp too low cranking).
2000 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L head gasket VIN: 1GTHK33F0Y
Most people who replied on this one said they had success using JB weld or liquid steel onto the pitted area. We used liquid steel smoothed everything out, replaced with Fel-Pro gaskets & new bolts. So far everything is holding up. Thanks
2006 GMC Sierra 3500 SLT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJK39D96
Thanks to all who responded. Could not duplicate complaint like always. Customer took truck, said will be back when it gets worse. Sorry that I couldn't provide any useful info on repair Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel rail pressure to low).
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L door sticks VIN: 2HKRL18571
Thanks guys for the input, you had a lot of good helpfull information, first off the sliders are manual, as usuall, the door opened and closed with ease when it was in, all rollers are good and tight, no play, i did clean and lube all rollers and tracks and ev...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L oil gauge VIN: 1J4FY29P5V
thank for all the info this jeep is fixed we had the pcm recalibrated per chry tsb 18-32-96 all is well thanks again for all the help
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: IJ4GL58K42
When vehicle returned I found out the speedometer did not quit completely this time it would hop at around 30 & 40 and customer said it would not go over 50. I drained and cleaned out the differential, cleaned the sensor, then I filled it with 75w-140 full syn... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor).
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L timing belts VIN: SALNY22242
well most of the replies called for the special tools to lock the cams in place.thanks a million to Dennis at LinDen enginneering in colorado who let me borrow the tools to line them up.They were home made but they work and I now made a set of my own.I had pla...
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Mechanical VIN: SALTR16403
Hey Gang, Thanx again...everybody was right on with the cylinder liners...a good used engine is on the way. - Bernie
2005 Lotus Elise 1.8L Cuts out VIN: SCCPC11175
I happy to say that I have solved the problem. Since the symptom occured when going up or down through the 3500-3700rpm range and the tach was dropping to zero when this occured it seemed to me that I was losing primary ignition at that time so I decided to ch...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: 1070461200
Thank you one and all who replied. This car found to be gray market 500 SL. Add on stuff found above glove box. Rodents have eatten All most the whole add-on wiring harrness. No wiring diagram found. Waiting to hear from Customer.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L sunroof VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Thank you everyone for all your help. This one is fixed finally, turns out the new ocp module was faulty. After we exhausted all other options, we ordered another new OCP and after programming it everything worked fine. Thanks again.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Rear Shocks VIN: WDBUH83J94
Thanks for all the advice, fellow techs! Most replies agreed that the factory level scantool would be necessary on this job- but not so. This particular vehicle has the air bag springs (Airmatic), not the hydraulic lift system. What I ended up learning, straig...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBUF83J45
This car ended up needing the bracket in which the rear level height sensor attaches to. The bracket became bent when changing the differential. unfortunately the car had to go to the dealer to re-calibrate the whole system. with out the dealer scan tool (s...
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55323
The new calibration did fix the vehicle. Thanks to Matthew from Texas, we now know what a SSM is, like a pre-TSB. There are plenty other P0172/P0175 issues in the archives. Now a reprogram can be added to the list of fixxes. Thank you for the information. Trouble codes: P0175, P0172.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L transfer case VIN: JA4MW51R21
This one is fixed !!! It was the front differantial 4WD indicator switch stuck. It was telling the 4WD control unit the the front axles were locked in when they were not. Why it would wait for so long to trip the light , I dont know. But this was the proble...
2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L compessor relay VIN: 4A3AK24F38
Thanks everybody for the reassuring responses. After listening carefully to you guys who work on other makes, I'm now a believer: The Mitsubishi A/C ECU, like most manufacturers, checks for out-of-range inputs -- if it observes an unexpected sensor input, it s...
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