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1997 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L reverse VIN: WAUCB88DOV
Hi Audi techs, vehicle came in with complaint of no reverse at times.Atsg had us isolate the problem to an electronic one as if you disconnect the selenoid connector to the trans the trans has reverse all day. the problem is we have a very poor circuit diagram...
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...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUJC68E52
Good afternoon everyone I have an 01 Audi A4 that was towed in because the low oil warning light was on. We performed a manual oil pressure test and the pressure was 60 psi. We tryed a new switch and it made no difference and when the car runs there is no nois...
2001 Audi S4 2.7L differential VIN: WAURD68D71
Hello group, This S-4 came in with a bad left front axle,it had two torn boots with a bad outer joint. We replaced the axle with a new unit. Customer called back a day or so later complaining of a vibration on accel. I road tested the vehicle with him and veri...
1993 BMW 850Ci 5.0L Electronic VIN: WBAEG132XP
this bwm has a 2 amp draw.if i pull the 1 fuse it goes away.the aux water pump is running.when i disconect the pump the draw is 1.3 amps.shopkey is no help.think is the a/c controler but have no way to check it to be sure.
1997 BMW M3 3.2L compressor VIN: WBSCD0327V
Compressor stays on all the time. However it is commanded on by the DME. Upon startup the compressor is off for 5-10 seconds then the DME turns it on. Under full throttle it will turn the compressor off and then on again (like it should). Scanner (Launch) show...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WBACD4327V
We just recently replaced the transmission in this vehicle with a used unit. The pan was dropped before installation and the pan was free of any foreign material and the fluid was pretty clean. After installing the transmission there is a really bad shudder ri...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Fuel Pump VIN: WBABR3340Y
Hi all, My customer installed a "Dice Interface for iPod", he did it as per instructions, I drilled him about this and he is good as he works with electronicas. Upon trying to start the vehicle, it didn't. Came in to the shop on the hook, found blown 15A fuel ...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Control Unit VIN: WBSBR93422
This is my first adventure into the SMG world. I have driven them for short distances before but have had no issues with them yet. I must say I do not like them for driving purposes. My left foot gets bored. But opinions aside this is my issue: Codes 056 and ...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L transfercase VIN: 5UXFB53514
reploaced both front axels due to torn cv boots but it did not correct problem when making sharp turns feels like clutches might be slipping in either differential housing or in transfer case fluid looks good in both and is full the 4x4 light is on did have a ...
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L Transfer Case VIN: WBAVD13546
Thanks guys for your recent sugg. I must be honest the LF tyre needs changing as the car is sitting on 19"chrome wheels the rest of tyre are ok,My main concern with the lauch scan tool whenever I enter the DSC module the data for the steering angle sens. is -6...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L engine VIN: 1G4HP52L9S
Hi I have a 95 lesabre with rod knock. I have been told I can only swap with a 95 3.8 from many junk yards but nobody nows what the difference is from a 94 they just say it wont work .I have a 3.8 from a 94 I was just wondering if anyone knows what is differen...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L radio door locks a/c VIN: 1G4HP54K3Y
hello need help . 2000 lesabre upon starting vehicle after say 5 or 6 seconds. radio goes out. door locks inop.security light comes with airbag,brake,service vehicle soon traction control light's gear indicator numbers light up but will not indicate gear posit...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Starting VIN: 3G5DB03E62
Hi all, car was towed in for no Start/no Crank, Jump starter relay car cranks no start, no ground to starter relay from pcm, hook up scan tool no communication to pcm, i can access bcm/abs/air bag no problem, check hot and grounds to pcm ok, check starter sign...
1990 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special 4.5L no blower motor opperation VIN: 1GSC65333L
this one has me worked up. vehicle came in with no blower opperation. replaced blower motor worked for about 30 sec. in vehicle then quit. checked for power to blower motor no power, has ground. reading the diagrams that i have shows ppl/wh is power from body ...
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L ign.switch VIN: 1G6KY5493W
hello fellow techs, i have a caddy in need of an ignition switch, mitchel says to remove steering column, but i can`t see how that will give me any room to remove switch. i was just wondering which is the best way to remove & replace this switch, i have alread...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WL54T5L
Hello all. Todayís crisis is a 90 Lumina thatís running poorly. Car runs fine for some time after starting, goes into closed loop without any problems. After running for a while, it starts idling lousy and wonít accelerate. When the pedal is pressed it will st...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W1V
One yr later here it sits with the same p0300 and its misfiring on cyl #3 & #4. #4 is the worst with a count of over 1700. #3 is around 350 and all others are at 0. ive watched the o2 sensors. post cat sensor indicates bad cat. Checked for back pressure no mor... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multible engine missfire), P0172 (Bank 1 Rich)
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Cylinder Heads VIN: 2G1WX12X8V
This car came in on a wrecker. It was overheated. Turned out the no.1 cylinder had a blown headgasket and was burning coolant. Customer didn't have the money for repairs, and was going to send it to a junk yard for 100.00 dollars. I gave him 200.00 for it. Nic...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1GCEC14V0X
Problem is intermittent. Driveability is NOT affected. It started with the "SECURITY" telltale turning ON and OFF(not flashing) while driving. Also, now have the Airbag telltale coming ON and OFF. At times the fuel gauge will peg to "E" and when it does the Lo...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L indicator light VIN: 1GCJK33141
when selecting 4wd indicator on dash blinks in 4wd low and high, but 4wd seems to engage as it should. no codes stored. 2wd acts fine and light is on steady when 2wd is selected. why is it blinking and not steady after locks in?
2002 Chevrolet C5500 6.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GDE5F1163
Driver complaint is engine dies on decell on expressway after 100 to 200 mile drive. 3 times has happend. 400 to 500 miles between accurance. truck is driven almost all long trip hyway. When it happens engine dies and won't restart unless you prime fuel filter...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GNGK26U62
at the end of my rope with this one. random misfire code po 300 will set along with a flashing ses light when under load at highway speeds. misfire counters show heavy misfires on cylinders # 5 and 6, and moderate amount of misfires on cyls. 1 and 8. no engine... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCT19X53
check engine light flashes intermittently during highway use
2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS 3.5L air bag VIN: 1GCDT19664
Hey guys thanks in advance for your help. WE DO NOT DO ALOT WITH AIR BAGS and this is confusing. the customer took this to the dealer down the street and told him that there was a broken wire and to come back. Well now the dealer has gone out of bussiness and ...
2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L TRANS temp VIN: 1GAHG39U67
Good afternoon this vehical came to us on the hook with the trans destroyed.(complete gear train componets replaced)after rebuild along with torque converter we installed unit test drove vehicle shift good and lock up no rpm slip.we then check cooler flow and ...
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56H4W
probelm intermittent-replaced ASD relay. Customer states that when issue occurs that cruise control light is on. any suggestions appreciated Trouble codes: P0201 (1 injector control circuit), P0202 (2 injector control circuit), P0303 (3 injector control circuit), P0304 (4 Injector control circuit), P0305 (5 injector control circuit), P0306 (6 injector control circuit)
2004 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2C3HD46R24
When you leave a stoplight or try to accelerate medium or hard it hesitates and almost stalls sometimes and then all the sudden it kicks in. If you feather the throttle most of the time it will accelerate fine. other times it almost stalls. no codes and all pi...
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L vehicle VIN: 2A4FY48B57
i have a vehicle that has a vibration on acceleration tires and wheels are ok and balnce is ok,engine mounts are fine and had both axles rebuilt.
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46T5V
Hello fellow techs, Customer brought in vehicle already trying to play mechanic. He put a cam and crank sensor and a new pcm. the car has a no start problem. I checked all the basics. no fire and no inj. pulse, but good fuel pressure. The voltage to the cam an...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44G3W
This is another one that has to get done ASAP and don't have much time to work on... Vehicle towed in, C/S misfires and stalled. Vehicle starts and runs but very rough.Barely made it into shop.Misfires heavily under load and idle also.Pulled plug, gap is at ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1B4GP44G5Y
Van pops and backfires under a load or a quick throtle snap when taking off. The van had a slight surge when cruising. We checked the plugs (wide gap) and wires (a couple of cracks and grey spots where they contacted metal) so we replaced them. We also tooth b...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L LR brake lock up VIN: 1G7KF23651
I have an odd situation with this truck. The left rear wheel locked up yesterday. Customer towed it in this morning and every thing works great. I removed the brake hose feeding the LR brake and can freely blow through it, the caliper applies and releases as i...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L heater VIN: 3B6KC26Z71
truck belongs to the city. driver complains of steam when heater is turned on. i have not been able to duplicate problem. seems fine for me at this time checked heater box drain. is clear at this time condensation from ac is draining and i can feel air blowing...
2002 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Long Crank Time VIN: 1B7HL38N32
Hello, This Dakota has lower mileage. After a Couple of hours, it will have a long crank time. We have checked fuel pressure. (OK) Left the fuel guage on the truck and it never dropped. Changed spark plugs, and sent them to dealer for Flashing. Dealer told cus...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 3D7KU28C04
This truck came back from a long 500 mile trip hauling a horse trailer. the next day when the trailer was no longer attached is when the long 1-2 shift began. vehicle rpm will reach maximum with no shift til about 15 additional seconds. scan tested for codes n...
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie 5.9L steering VIN: 3D7MX49C47
Ok. Man What a pain. Thanks to anyone who can help... This truck came-in with no Power steering, No hydro boost (hard brake pedal). You could'nt see any movement of the fluid in the pump,,, Ok, so in my wisdom I replace the pump, and then started the flush... ...
1987 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L Starting VIN: 1FTFF25Y0H
Hi all. I've been working on cars a long time and thought I knew these Ford systems, but this one is kicking me in the pants! The starter will stay engaged after starting, found there is 4.0 volts staying on the starter signal wire any time the key is on. Have...
1988 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26M6J
This truck came to me a no start...First the customer loned the truck to a friend and it died while driving...The stater was draging so I replaced it.. now the truck turns over fine but will not start. I have fuel to the Injection pump..I have 12 volts to fuel...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L 1st and 3rd VIN: 1FALP42X0V
Hello, I have a mustang here that we replaced the clutch on about 3 weeks ago.Customer brought the car back to us this week saying he could not shift into 1st and 3rd gears.We tried it ourselves and it grinds and pops out when you try to shift into those gear...
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L abs system VIN: 2FMZA51481
This van sets multiple ABS codes, but the C1185 is the first to set and reset. The power to the module appears ok and the ground seems ok, but it sets a power relay output failure code. It will reset shortly after erasing and idling vehicle. Any direction woul...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L starter VIN: 2FMZA55452
Originally, battery failed on avr, was replaced, customer later came with no start. Starter was clacking loudly as if power was pulsing on start solenoid. On testing, power was going on and off at solenoid while starting and problem present. found if starter s...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP24155
Typical Ford with P0172 & P0174 codes. I've diagnosed tons of these with no problem, but this one I'm stuck on. LTFT readings are at 25 both banks, hot and cold, idling and driving. I smoke tested the intake system, no leaks. Blocked off PCV valve, no change, ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAHP25175
Brake vibe noted with brakes applied depending on amount of pedal pressure. More pressure causes vibe to stop or reduce. Some times vibe is very noticable. No worn steering componets noted. Tire wear normal. Thanks for any advice. Kinda new to IATN.
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTSS34L57
Hey guys. Thanks in advance for any help. Ive got a fleet vehicle in the shop that has a rough idle. It wont take any throttle and just bogs under any load. No codes stored. Long fuel trims are 5 on bank one and about 15 on bank two. O2s switch normally. Fuel ...
1996 GMC Safari 4.3L P/S pump VIN: 1KGDM191TB
Hi all, hope someone can be of assisstance. Thi 96 Safari, has a whining powersteering pump. Months ago, the original pump was replaced with a remanufactured unit (CARDONE), due to noisey condition (whining). It came back immidiately, whining once again. We ar...
1988 Honda Civic 1.5L brake system VIN: 1HGED3550J
Thank you for all your help. We replaced all the parts listed above. Bled the complete brake system; have pressure at all four wheel with vehicle OFF. Also checked caliper slide pins- all ok, not frozen or rusty. Started the vehicle and peddal goes to the fl...
1995 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.5L main relay VIN: JHMEH626XS
please help. thanks. this car does not start after sitting for a while. it does not start because the ecm is not grounding fuel pump portion of main relay. does have spark. if you crank for a second then leave key in on position, in about 30 seconds you hear r...
1996 Honda Civic Si 1.6L stalls in d & r VIN: JHMEK16500
CVT Transmission. Engine stalls when D or R selected. We pushed car onto the road and then two co-workers pushed the car a few feet and I selected drive and the car was able to get moving. Once moving, the trans operated as normal, except that if you came to a...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HCG2252YA
hey car came in as no start and had no fuel pressure and no power to the fuel pump. checked the main relay and found no pcm ground for the fuel pump relay control scan tool says pcm is commanding fuel pump on no wires are broken i'm condeming the pcm just wond...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHWF25S51
Customer has noticed that car is running rough at idle which has been slowly getting worse over several weeks. No codes at all. The engine really shakes at idle of about 700 rpm +/- and if you let it idle long it really stinks. Initially noticed that O2 sensor...
1986 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Cooling Systems VIN: SAJNL3046G
Help! Towed in; Had been to another shop for overheating issue, they replaced waterpump and several hoses. Cooling system is filled with a mayonase like substance(lots) and it pushes combustion gasses out cooling system when running. sent rad out for testing a...
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Headlights, Low Beam only VIN: SAJKX6246W
This car came in with a dead battery. The customer said that the headlights came on in the night and drained the battery. I charged the battery and let it sit for a few days until i had time to get to it. After 3 days of sitting in the hot sun I noticed that j...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L harsh 2-3 shift
I have a 02 X type that we rebuild the trans and still doing the same thing we shange valve body and still the same. I don't have a scanner that can read trans data only the generic pids. please help
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G268S5X
Hey guys i have this mind blowing experiance of working on this jeep. vin [...] has about 150.00 on it, customer came in with a code po123 ok so we found out this codes is for tp voltage to high, well it was and is not at the time of testing. lab s... Trouble codes: P0123
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1J4GW58S5X
Stupid Jeep! no 2-3 shift, 1-2 is fine. Replaced overdrive solenoid first, govenor pressure and desired are within 1 1/2 pounds of each other. Replaced pcm and flashed(first one locked up my bcm with skim...yay!) adjusted throttle linkage, I am not a trans exp...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S21
i have a 01 grand cherokee, misfire #5 cylinder, when this thing is misfiring there is no injector ground at #5, if i shut the car off then restart it runs fine for 20 miles then begins to misfire until i shut the car off and restart. my question: if the pcm d... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire 5 cylinder)
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L ignition tumbler VIN: JTHB0098HE
Hi everyone, I have a 2001 lexus is300 it is my personal car. I loaned it to my brother in law and he has it in palm beach the tumbler is jammed I assume he took the key out to fast of rough and jammed the tumblers...it is a common problem with lexus. the tumb...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L brakes VIN: 1LNLM91V6S
need help on this one.car pulls rt on braking straighten out when brake is releasrd.should be brake hose but not.sent to alignment shop they said strut bar bushing worn.changed bushings no change.on braking in lot noticed left front wheel moving front to backm...
1998 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L 4th to 1st shift slow speed VIN: 1YVGF22DOW
the car drives shifts fine but when you slow down to round 15 mph then press acceleator it goes from 4th to 1st very quick then to 3rd somtimes will do it 2 times quickly seems to only hapen around 15 mph I have replaced turbine speed sensor and tps as per the...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Alt, battery VIN: WAUED24B4Y
ok turns out the alt.was ok because we should have looked at the amps not the volts at idle,as far as the instrument cluster losing the tach signal it was the coding between the cluster and the ecm was incorrect. Its amazing what a Solus scan tool can do. than...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L misfire VIN: WAUJC68E42
WOW I got sugestions in just about every direction a guy could think of. My thoughts were correct when I made myself go check. the #3 rod is bent it is about 1/4- 5/16" lower that the other three. I have had to do pistons before on this but never had one bend ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGH83491
Thank You So Much For yours Help very fast replied.yes after i got yours replies i checked ABS Unit Control, it needs replace but customer delined work at this time because no money.Again i thank you very much for all of yours replied to me.
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Air Suspension VIN: 5UXFB33592
I cracked open the line to the left bag and slowly let out the air. Used the Autologic to pump it back up and set the ride hight. Simple steps. I bought the Autologic and just got it 2 days ago. Great tool and the only tool to use if you plan on touching BMWs....
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63423
i did reprogram DME ... test drive 2 day so far code not coming back and the car already return to customer thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P1193.
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Starter VIN: 2G4S52M8W1
Well this one just kept getting better and better. I had checked the switch before but this time I looked at it in a different way. When the switch was turned to the on position I noticed that there was about 5v on the start circuit so I pulled the crank fuse ...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L Driveshaft VIN: 3G5DB03E43
I took out the rear driveshaft and lubed the splines with silicone grease and changed fluids in the rear differential and tranaxle. The clunk has nearly gone completely. Customer is very satisfied. Thanks, Bob
2006 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WD58246
hey guys thanks for all the tips. found problem. found customer left out important facts. 1st car would not start AFTER he shut it off at home after his daughter had bought fuel somewhere. went and retested everything. found 2nd sample of fuel contaminated cou...
2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Steering Wheel Shake VIN: 1G6KY54931
Thanks everybody for your help and advice. Many of you suggested making sure the cradle wasn't out of alignment or damaged and suggested the rack & pinion may be the source of my problems. I think you were right. This car had been damaged on the right side a...
1985 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2GCDC14HOF
Thanks for the responses, folks! Responses varied as to whether or not plugging off the cooler will cause immediate concerns. TV cable adjustment seemed ok or very close. He may see about putting in a 350 or 400 transmission instead (dunno which will swap)...e...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Low speed ABS activation VIN: 1GCGK29U7X
Thanks to Andrew Gibson for his insight to this system in the TDF. I never thought that setting the tire size to what is mounted on the vehicle (265/75/16) would be the wrong thing to do. I needed to set the calibration to the OEM size of 245/75/16 from the ...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Torque Converter VIN: 1GB4G31R7X
I do belive this one is done and gone. Customer picked it up this afternoon and have not heard anything from him as of yet. The cure was in the transmission cooler. I had flushed the cooler with trans. flush and used a blow gun on it and I did not see or feel ...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Running lights VIN: 1G1YY12G9K
well no one said they Had this happen to them, the recommendation of "riggin up a relay" is a GREAT idea. so it is done. thank you it would seem that there are two kinds of vettes in this world. really really nice or junk. unfortunately this is a really really...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: 2GCEC19V91
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK29U92
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJC34U54
O.K. guy's let me summarize. For Steve, Robert, John, and David, we did the wiggle-jiggle-pull-push on all wiring related to and some not related to the effected sensors to no avail. For Eric, We visually inspected for wires that would interfer with the readin... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF senser circuit).
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK23U44
Several good ideas for a fix were submitted. We again removed the ground straps, cleaned them and re installed with star washers. While the customer was driving, the alternator quit. One suggestion was low voltage; with the alternator repair we thought we m... Trouble codes: P1516.
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L oil pressure VIN: 3GNEC16T64
Thanks for all the help on this request. Ended up changing the engine and all is well, oil pressure normal. Thanks
2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 3.5L front turn signal lense VIN: 1G1ZT62825
Well its been 2 weeks and it seems all is well. As mentioned there is a tsb about using specific bulbs(osram) on this modle so we orders some up from the dealer and there is no signs of overheating. The tsb doesn't say it is to adress this issue but the bulbs ...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L enigine lifters VIN: 3C4FY48B32
After alot of digging I found that the #1 rod bearing was bad the crank wasnt damaged and I plasti gauged the new bearing and it fell with in spec. I reassembled and retested ok lifter noise was gone. Still cant explain why #1 cyl was bad but there it is. Th...
2004 Chrysler 300M 3.5L cylinder block VIN: 2C3HE66G84
i helicoiled the stripped threads i have never done this before with head bolts so i was a little wary. i had a lot of threads to use so i stacked them 3 high. the trick to stacking them is not to tighten the next insert too much. just let them "kiss" then bre...
2000 Daewoo Leganza SE 2.2L cylinder head ? VIN: KLAVA6926Y
Took ccar to machine shop. They installed new (?) set of valve seals. Seems to have solved the problem. Thanks for all the quick responses. Danny
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H6S
I disconnected the air bag module and air bags and replaced the BCM with one I got from a salvage vehicle. Prior to replacing the BCM, I disconnected the battery and connected the battery leads to each other to reset the ECM. Once I installed the BCM and recon... Trouble codes: 066 (No communication between ECM and TCM/BCM).
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Starting VIN: 3B7KF23Z6X
Good news, good news!! Thanks to all that offered help and especially to a couple of guys who actually took the time to call and offer their help. It seems they were also dealing with similar symptoms but had found their problems to be bad crank sensors. Our v...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L compressor VIN: 3D7KS28CG6
The vehicle is not fixed, but it will be starting tomorrow. Apparently I was not careful enough with step # 1. When I checked for power and ground at the clutch I saw no voltage, but I must have had a bad ground on my test light. Today I have good power and...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26F5R
Thanks for all the replies, too much to list. 1st. go out and buy from a speed shop a AN6 male plug. take the line off of the passenger head, put the plug in the the high pressure line going to that head and try to start the engine, watch the ICP Voltage, on c... Trouble codes: P1211 (icp pressure above below desired), P1661 (output circuit ck signal low).
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10X8R
hi this pick up was fix . the Air Flow Meter/Mass Air Sensor is bad thanks guys. i disconnect Air Flow Meter and it never die put a new one in it run good now
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF17Z1Y
Well one of you hit this one on the head and it was so simply i didn't see it but it was a bad brand new plug, autolite, so thank-you for your help. Trouble codes: 304 (missfire 4 cylinder).
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FAFP17460
thanks to all that helped with the exception of Mr. Vedas I believe who had nothing to offer but negetive remarks even though I explained we could not get parts. Anyway, It took us close to six weeks and going over many heads at the local Ford dealer ships and...
2004 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Fuel pump VIN: 1FTYR44U34
We tried the wiggle test to no avail, also as previously stated we did voltage drop on both power and ground sides showing no drop. The customer was not ready to put in a 4th factory fuel pump,(can they be that bad at making a fuel pump) without finding a pr...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM229X2
Well I don't understand it but the Honda replacement alternator fixed it!!-after scoping the TDC sensor and scoping the system voltage and not finding anything we decided to replace the alternator with a Honda reman as suggested by several of the replies and i... Trouble codes: P1298 (p1361-), P1361.
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, no power under load VIN: KNDJA723X2
Almost all replies said timing problems, and they were exactly right! Piston was not at tdc when marks lined up! The problem is the crank is ruined at the keyway slot. Unless anybody has a in car fix , I will have to wait until the customer gets enough mo...
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L Electronic VIN: JTHBN36F64
I'm sorry fotgot to update you guys & close it as a fix, it was the right front wiring harness not the sensor
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 272GA31U54
Thank you to all that replied! The problem was in fact fuel contamination in the tank, althought the customer was honest about not driving into flooded waters, the gas station in a flood plain was selling contaminated gas. a sample taken from the rail showed a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0171, P0174, B2799 (immobilizer malfunction).
1965 Lincoln Continental 7.0L power steering pump
well thanks for all the replies but i did not find any information on how to rebuild this pump. luckily the customer lets us work on this vehicle in between other vehicles (not his daily driver!) what i did was get a rebuild kit from lincolnland out of florid...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L oil pressure VIN: 1LNHM83W3Y
Found galley plug rear of L cyl head. When car starts acting up, 10psi oil pressure! Valve train running late on the L side. This engine is toast! I have a feeling that the customer will get rid of the vehicle rather than replace the motor. Thanks again f...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge VIN: WDBEA32E1R
Thanks for the responses guys. All the voltage and electrical tests recommended came back perfect. We went back to basics on this one and all roads pointed to the throttle body. We replaced it and the car runs perfect again. Thank you all once again!
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L power windows and door locks, turn signals, power VIN: WDBJF65J72
Thank you all so much for your responses. It took longer than I expected to close this because the customer's husband decided to get a second opinion from guess who? The guys who hang out outside Autozone preying on do it yourselfers! This guy is a real work o...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG76J63
first of all i would like to thank all who replied , the N91.. electrical box that powers the coil modules was intermittent. and would not act up all the time, again thanks for the help Trouble codes: 2057 (cat damaged), 2058 (misfire), 2059 (misfire), 20F4, 205C, 205A.
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Electronic VIN: 4M2DV11W1S
It was the air snorkel! Thank you for all the replies. The crack was almost invisible until the engine rocked forward. New snorkel and away she goes!
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