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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Input shaft VIN: WAUPL68E35
I have a HEP manual transmission from a 2005 Audi S4 that I need to look at 3rd gear in. This input shaft has a 12 point nut on it that someone has used a chisel on to remove and install. I need to confirm that this is a right hand thread before I attempt to r...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Headlights VIN: WBAAM3348Y
We are working on a 2000 BMW 323i. After turning the headlights on they begin to flicker on and off.Both headlight control moduals and both headlight bulbs apear to be working correctly.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L temperature VIN: WBAFA53541
hi guys, ben here from hong kong auto service. i have this bmw x5 in the shop, and the gauge says it's overheating at idle with the heater off in the car. if i turn the heater on as it begins to overheat it goes to normal. we tried a new thermastat,fan clutch,...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBANA53544
Vehicle has erratic idle when the vehicle starts up( idle jumps up and down). Also after driving for a little bit when coming to a stop vehicle will die but will start up again, but will have the erratic idle at start up. No codes found. any ideas Thanks Ar...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L cooling fan VIN: WBANB33594
Hello guys. Car came in with an over heating complaint. We found that the cooling fan is inop. Checked for power and there is batt. voltage and ground to the module which is part of the cooling fan. There is a third wire going to the module (yellow/red)that ha...
2001 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Intake Manifold VIN: 2G4WF55141
This Regal GS Supercharged has a coolant leak somewhere around the upper intake or supercharger. It is all wet around the front injectors on top of the lower intake. I cant tell for sure where it's coming from.. I'm just wondering if anybody has seen this befo...
2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Surge VIN: 1G6DM57T66
very good customer the dealer says they dont feel the promblem. when going 40 to 50 up hill at cruising speed i feel little jerking. give it a little moer petal it goes away. just wondering if any cad tech seen this before.her husband says drive it harder shes...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G1FP22S0S
This car is failing emissions with high NOX. Supposed to be below 421 but it is 865. I tested the EGR valve and all three solenoids click, freely move and when I trigger them the engine reacts but does not stall when I trigger the smallest orifice it hardly ...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L radiator coolant flow
i need your help .i cannot send this car out this way , engine gets to proper operating temps but the rad does not , changed rad , thermostat , hoses , new headgasket when engine replaced (engine lower end 2001 sunfire 2.2 vin 4 and head from the 1997 cavalier...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5241V
Car has bad crank sensor, removing the bad sensor is my problem. The sensor is moving but it is hitting something solid halfway out, i put lots of pb blaster and tried to remove it but i don't want to break it off. I would like some thoughts on getting this se...
1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1FP22G5X
I have a 99 camaro im working on with an ls1 engine i pulled a p0132 and a p0152 code from computer both o2 sensors stay rich between 800 and 950 mv pulse width is 1.6 stft is 0 ltft varies from -10 to -15% both front o2 sensors have been replaced and b1s2 as ...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBGC34R1Y
This truck has no power to the grey fuel pump wire at the connector & before connector. The ecmb fuse is good and I only get battery voltage from the prime terminal of the pump relay, I believe there should be voltage at 2 of the pump relay terminals. The ecm ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L valvetrain ?? VIN: 1GBJK39G91
This 3500 truck has a distinct rattle (sounds like valvetrain) from RH bank, starts at about 1500 rpm, quiets back down at about 1900 rpm. Changed oil & filter ran engine to operating temp with "BG quick-clean", drained oil, changed filter, refilled with "BG M...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L compressor VIN: 2G1WF55K13
Please help with this one , a/c compressor has been replaced due to failure 4 times along with o tube and accumulator and condenssor, first one was replaced in feb of this year car came back less than a month later with compressor making noise that one lasted ...
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L power window VIN: 1GAGG25U44
This 2004 Express came in for power windows in the down position and would not go up. I did some testing and found both motors to work in both directions when powered directly from motor feed wires at switch. Had both power and ground at switch. In mean time p...
2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L abs VIN: 2G1WF52E85
This car is a real problem. It has been in before for the ABS/Trac control light on. Pulled codes and found the LR wheel speed sensor bad. Replaced Rear hub and bearing and cleared code. Problem solved! Two weeks later car returns with abs light and service tr...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L steering column VIN: 1GBHC24U45
hey all, we have a truck in our shop with a known common noise, which is the clunk in the steering shaft. well, we replaced that (intermediate shaft) not long ago. while under the dash i noticed quite a bit of play in the shaft where it comes out of the column...
2007 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5C042 6.6L Unknown VIN: 1GBE5C1287
Vehicle shakes 40% of the time under the correct acceleration from stop signs when vehicle reaches approximately 30 mph the steering wheel & vehicle shakes pretty severely until speed exceeds 50 mph at which time the vibration becomes acceptable. We have repla...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 3C4FY4BB81
this car came to me with a stall will start at times with scan tool it has cam and crank but has lost sync but i have checked timing it is wright on have replaced cam and crank sensors i have checked cam pins thy are not slipped some times you can let it set a...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1P3ES27C3T
engine dies after running 15 mins or so and wont restart, cranks ok with good fuel pressure but no spark or inj pulse with noid light. only fault code is 1492 and i did not address this because i dont see how it can be related and since it runs fine with same ... Trouble codes: P1492 (batt temp too hight)
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L transmission VIN: 2B3HD46T3V
this car came in a little over a month ago for no shifting into reverse when warmed up, & erratic speedo. also found one ground from the engine to chassis off. cleaned ground reinstalled. checked found code 56, & 57. installed new sensors. checked good. drove ...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES46C3Y
this is a question for the chrysler guys out there. i had an issue with a pcm which i know is the problem. my major concern is that i have a security pcm and i am wondering if i get a used one and install can a dealer reflash it or do i have to purchase a new ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 3B7KC26ZX1
Hi,need some help I have ran out of ideals. I can clear code p0753 and as so as I start truck code comes right back, I have replaced ecm , relay, governor pressure sensor and soleinoid also solenoid pack, adjusted front and rear bands. I checked pin 1 at trans...
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L 1-2 shifts VIN: 1C7HG48N63
this truck was drove to me in 2nd gear it does not shift at all i found a trans fuse blowed and no codes in trans or engine it acts like its in limp mode not really a transmission shop but i hate to replace a transmisson and still have the same problem help
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 3D7LA386X3
gentleman, need a dodge diesel tech. I have an 03 ram3500 5.9 standard trans. after applying brakes vehicle has no acceleration on take off. brakes are released. even does it in neutral in shop. hold rpm at 2000, at the same time touch brake pedal, rpms decrea... Trouble codes: 84 (abs code vin mismatch)
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, SPARK KNOCK VIN: 3D7MU48C24
Hey I need some help on a 2004 1/2 5.9 cummins this truck came in a last month with a hard start problem. I checked it out an found low fuel rail press. replace 2 injectors #1 & 4 that fixed the problem. now its back smokes real black and has kind of a spark k...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF1721V
hesitating and backfiring off idle acceleration, came in with fuel trims LT +17% bank 1 and -15% bank 2 so I swaped injectors bank to bank with no change, I smoke tested intake and found intake runner shafts leaking vaccum at back end, then i installed another...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX07W5W
This truck will intermittently miss. Sometimes is will happen 15 minutes after you start driving other times it may take several days. The miss will only occur for about 15 seconds. You don't even have time to get under the hood and miss will go away. Not sure... Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine will miss intermittently and for only about 15 seconds. There is no rhyme or reason when it occurs.)
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L heater controle valve VIN: 1FTYR10C4W
truck came in for no a/c operation checked compressor operation and found okay. tested blend door actuator from flow chart and found okay. found no vacuum to heater controle valve in any position. applied vacuum to heater valve and a/c blows cold from vents. n...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Surge, harsh shifts VIN: 1FMNU42S7Y
This Excursion came in with a complaint of harsh shifting & surging sometimes. These problems occur very sporatically, mostly for a minute or so, sometimes it may last for 5 or 10 minutes then will quit for no apparent reason. When this is happening the overdr...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L backfire start stall VIN: 3FAFP11351
hello all got a big problem 2001 ford escort came from another shop no start but it cranks and back fire in the intake and and then start and run for a few seconds and cut off redid the timing and vct and spocket replace maf all pips look good fuel pressure at...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L hvac VIN: 1FAHP60A42
when the car is running and the ac compressor is running a hissing noise is heard behind the dash. it starts out low and then biulds up louder then stops. this will repeat until the ac button is turned off. it doesnt matter what mode it is on. i dont think its...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L ipc VIN: 1FMZU73K53
we have a problem with lighting and accessories. customer complaint is fuse #15 (15) amp in power distribution box in engine compartment keeps blowing. the fuse only blows when you open any door or turn ignition to off position. when this happens we loose powe...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX125X5
Vehicle has missfire intermittently under hard accell, setting code PO022 cam timing over retard bank 2, also setting missfire #2 cylinder. In talking with customer found that he changed oil with 10w40, changed back to 5w20. Will set 022 immediatly, will set m... Trouble codes: P0022
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L oil reset
I never dreamed that I would ever have to ask for help for a LOF! We can't reset the oil life index. Tried using the Ford instructions and no go. Couldn't find anything here. Even did a short search on the web. And what's even more frustrating is it won't give...
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L no problems indicate VIN: 1FAHP53U07
i have a black poly tubing which exits out from behind the right front strut tower along with a small white tubing. The black tubing loops up to the top of strut tower and has a support mount there then it procedes to circle around toward the engine then it ap...
2000 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 6.0L O2 pattern VIN: 1GTGK24U1Y
This is a fleet vehicle we have in for training purposes. We are trying to be efficiant at taking snap shots of the PIDs for PM purpose and for future referance. We are using our new Bosch VCI and Shop Foreman Pro software. We noticed while doing a service bay...
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L abs module VIN: 1GKEK63U53
We have a traction active message on lite throttle at 20km truck hesitates and throttle cuts back for about [...] and then you drive out of it . Firm acceleration no problems , rolling start no problems.replace rf wheel brg very loose and replace lf sensor ...
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMMWF25H43
customer say when he refuels car will not restart. we ran the car,just removing to caps cap will make the car idle rough and stall. will not restart for a few minutes. purge valve ?? bob
2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Oil Consumption VIN: JALC4B144Y
This NPR Box truck has never had an oil consumption problem until we started hearing a loud whining sound coming from the turbo. Now it uses about 3 - 4qts every 150 miles. The crankcase is pressurizing and there is a squeel coming from the oil overflow. My qu...
2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Exhaust
Hi all wandering if anyone could find a labor rate on this 2000 npr tubo deisel for r&r exhaust manifold minus drilling out the stud. Thanks Andy
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L brake lights VIN: SAJHV1640J
disconected brake light switch ,brake lights stay on ,disconect lighting modules one at a time and center light stays on ,reconnected them and disconected fuse 7 @right front fuse block and left rear brake light stays on ,w/key on and/or vehicle running brake ...
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L radio VIN: KNAFB12142
hi looking out on how to re set the radio. the display reads hold on front of the radio.i did call the dealer they told me to hold the select button untill code comes up.than press # 1 button 4 times & hit select again.i did this & after- all i got was hold on...
1995 Lotus Esprit S4s 2.2L No Start VIN: SCCFD30C4S
Hi, Lotus wizard anyone? We had this car here, came on the flatbed w/ no start condition.Car has sat in a garage for 5 years but seems to be very clean and ready. Car has power but no signal to fire fuel injectors. If I spray starting fluid into the intake ple...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L timing chain VIN: WDBHA22E8T
I have this mercedes that i have just finished a head gasket replacement on. It went fairly well except it now has a noise from the timing chain. It is a loud metallic noise almost like a power steering pump that is empty. I have removed the timing chain tensi...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no power VIN: WDBJ82F3WX
this benz has a bad bog only cold replaced mass air flow 2 times with factory bosch one cleaned injector rail and injecters replaced fuel filter sometimes its so bad it will set a po300 also replaced both converters one was broken up inside the fuel pressure i... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Electronic VIN: WDBRF61J43
ESP light on has codes C1037 and C1351 does anyone know what these codes are. Alldata does not list C codes for this car. Thanks Richard JB Import Auto.
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L convertible VIN: WDBLK65GX3
Convertible top is not working on this clk320. I have checked all fuses and made sure the switch in the lugage compartment is working properly. I have pulled codes from the RVC module. Codes are B1000 RVC control unit is faulty, B1010 operating voltage is not ...
1993 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 456J123KL8
at my wits end on 1993 mitisubishi montereo 3.5, had heads reworked due to some burnt valves, after reassembling everything engine fired right up, letting suv idle for 5 minutes and it died, upon checking no fire, no fuel, traced wires checked doubled checked ...
1998 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D8W
Vehicle died while driving down the highway. Has spark at all spark plugs, good fuel pressure and fuel injector pulse. Pulled spark plugs, all are fuel-soaked and the cylinders have standing fuel in them. Tested compression, has 120-150 psi even with fuel in c... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Phase Fault)
2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L no heat VIN: 5N1AA08B96
i have this titan that has no heat temp stays same on either temp settings.radiator hoses hot heater hoses,1 hot 1 not.this car has a heater shutoff valve and i never get power to it it is like it is blocked all the time.tried a new control head same problem,a...
1977 Other Ford Wonder Bread .0L Charging VIN: 1231231231
This is a Grumman Wonder Bread Truck with FORD I-6 and manual trans. I need a wiring schematic for starting/charging and our ALLDATA does not go back this far. Any help is appreciated. Our fax number is [...]. Thank you everyone in advance. -John
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WP0AA2994X
car was brought in by customer with request to replace spark plugs and tube seals that were leaking oil. he said car was not running right. we replaced all spark plugs, spark plug tube seals and coil over plug boots. car is running but very low on power at idl...
2000 Saturn SL 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5285Y
Need some advice guys. Had this saturn in with codes po410, po442, and po300. Found that po410 air pump code was setting light so tested and repaired, gave to customer and warned of possible light coming back on. Vehicle returns with codes 442 and 300. Tested ... Trouble codes: P0410, P0442, P0300
2000 Saturn L200 3.0L bcm VIN: 1G8JW52RXY
This thing will go dead overnight. If I cycle the key, pull the key out, open and shut the door, the draw drops to 76mA and will not go any lower unless I remove the BCM/Cluster fuse, put it back and then wait one minute. Then it will drop to 20mA. I've remove...
1986 Toyota Corolla Sport GTS 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2AE88S8G
Vehicle came in basket case/with the engine partially removed. Installed new engine, timing belt and plugs. The vehicle attempts to start for 2 or 3 tries, but will eventually just crank only. We have good spark all the time and injector pulse when it tries ...
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, rev limiter VIN: P7H5081043
vehicle looses injection pulse above 1800-2000rpm, like hitting rev limiter; surges going down road, up & down; 87 toyota 2.4 22RE no codes; checked injecter resistence; scope IGT + IGF signals @ pcm appear ok; scoped tps; ok; tried new 1 fuel pressure 35 reg...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, on accel VIN: JT2GK12E2S
Hey Toyota Guys: car was towed in, would idle but not pull itself - scan tool had no communication. let cool overnite, it communicates fine until 210F. communication is loss, engine will rev only very slowly, no misfires - acts like no fuel? I feel it has a co...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L fast idle VIN: 5TENL42NX1
I have a very high mileage tacoma belonging to a fleet. It has a very high idle hot. When first started it is about 1300 then slowly increses to about 2200-2400. The computer is comanding the IAC to 40%. My scope is out for repair so i can't verify completely ...
2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L right rear shock VIN: 5TDZA23C75
repeated failure of right rear shock. originally replaced oe rear shocks in 2008 for right rear leaking. used sensatrac rear shock #37284. that right rear shock leaking april this year so replaced under warranty.vehicle came in today for oil change and rattle ...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Compression VIN: WAUEH5484Y
I got it running and back in her garage today. It was exactly as most everyone said. The cylinders were washed for sure. I squirted oil in the cyl yesterday, without much immediate effect, then this morning just for peace of mind, I checked compression on a fe...
2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH74F97
I received some help with good suggestions for possible causes. This vehicle was towed to the dealer as the owner has purchased 6 Audi's over the years for a good faith warranty repair. My thoughts on this (unconfirmed) are that the timing chain is stretched o... Trouble codes: 00135 (fuel rail pressure too low), P0087, 00838 (cam sensor bank 2 range performance intake), P0346.
2000 BMW 728iL 2.8L Surge VIN: WBAGH410X0
We replaced an know good transmission and solved the problem.Maybe it was a lock up issue but we didn't try with a torque convertor for saving time. Thanks
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L transfercase VIN: 5UXFB53514
Drive shaft inspection showed no problems-most likely internal differential.Customer decided not to do any repairs at this point. Thanks! to all that replied
2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L remote start VIN: 1G6DC67A95
After spending alot of time troubleshooting, we concluded that the body control module needed to be reflashed, the customer decided to live with the remote start not functioning, if anything changes I'll be sure to update. Thanks for all the help.
1965 Chevrolet C10 Pickup 3.8L Suspension
Hello and thanks to all 7 members that replied.As mentioned in my original post that this is a resto\rod project,we have collected all info to find the necessary parts to install a later model front cross member\subframe.We have found through measuring and "ey...
1994 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L abs system VIN: 1G1LD55MXR
installed a used abs unit and the customer has not been back, we are happy to have it fixed and solved , with a lot of thanks from my fellow iatn members, thank to all who took the time to respond , joe cat
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L mil is on VIN: 1GNEK13R8V
It turned out to be O2 sensor bank1 sensor1, internally shorted. Appears to have nothing to do with our work, no evidence of it being struck or otherwise damaged from outside, I guess we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. I still don't fully understan...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G1WL52M5W
Many of you hit it on the head!! The charcoal canister was saturated with gas, therefore, affecting my fuel mixture!!! Also, found one more injector leaking. So far so good thanks to you all and customer has his car!!!
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W0W
the fix was using a running compression test that the fault revealed itself . # 3 cylinder yes # 3 has an internal issue ,possible cam shaft or improperly seated valve . customer refused the fix. thanks for all your help Trouble codes: P0122, P0135, P0147, P0300.
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L starter, lighting VIN: 1GCCS1447X
Thanks to all who replied, especially Kent who was kind enough to take the time to come by and help out. It was a ground inside the harness at a junction splice between the alternator and the ignition coils.
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAHG39R1X
Hi Guys, Just want to thank everyone who replied. My luck I got to go to a "standard automotive" training class on monday and tuesday nights in columbus Ga.(I'm in LaGrange, 50 mile drive)(didn't get home till 11:45 pm) wednesday morning used some of my new an... Trouble codes: P0339 (Crank signal).
2009 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L air bag light VIN: 3GNCA63X19
First of all - [thanks for the replies you guys] I was lost here. These cars are getting more complex every year.Eric from Mich and Dave from indiana who said to replace the module and then reprogram the module were 100% right,there was no other option for th...
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: CHRYSLER30
Ok buying crank & cam sensor from dealer solved the problem, Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P0016 (incorrect timing), P0344 (camshaft sensor intermitent).
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L washers VIN: 1C4GP45R45
Well, they are asking that I close this help request. This vehicle belongs to a used car lot and was sent out for some needed paint work and has yet to return to my shop for completion of repairs. My request was for a flow chart that would cover the washer sys...
2006 Chrysler 300 2.7L 4rth VIN: 2C3KA53GX6
First the proper Identification of the transmission according to the VIN it is a NAG1 "Mercedes Benz" transmission also Id'd by the set up for the electric valve control unit, the 42rl is different. the problem was with sticking valves on the valve body,...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L TCC solenoid VIN: 1B7HF13Z3W
Thanks guys for your help. I replaced the alternator shortly after the tcc concerns, intermittently no charge. Don't know why but the tcc has been working fine ever since!?
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HC13Y91
well guys , this ones fixed and dont know why or how. tore completely back down, and verified timing marks firing order timing, when completely reassembled, dam thing started and ran like s--t for 5-10 seconds, then ran like new. 2 weeks later still runs great...
1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTJX35G0K
Sorry for the delay, valves are on back order and hard to come by. Replaced the switching valve and rechecked. Fuel returns to front tank when switch is on front tank and rear tank when switch is on rear. Road tested ok!
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Power steering VIN: 1FAFP58S5X
Got second pump from FORD, first wouldnt do anything, vacuum bleed etc, quiet now, test drove OK. For the extra cost of Ford pumps well worth it not having to due the job multiple times. Thanks for input every one.
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Low forward and reverse VIN: 1FMFU16L03
Thank you to all who replied. Found all solenoids working fine and didn't make sense why the transmission would not roll in neutral. Tear down found internal damage just like you all predicted. Replaced transmission with Dealer trany and customer is back on th...
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L shift interlock VIN: 1FMEU74876
thanks for all the replies, seems all of you where correct! what we replaced was the micro switch and harness, problem solved.
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FTWW339X6
Well this one is fixed by accident. First, the very gracious people that responded to my plee for help said that the reflashes for this vehicle is both numerous and important. Another popular response was to check the icp sensor. Larence said to check the v...
1997 GMC Safari SLT 4.3L power steering, VIN: 1GKEL19W8V
Thanks to all the techs that replied, After 3 ps pumps and one gear box. I replaced the remanf. pump with a new from GM. Problem solved. Thanks guys.
2009 Mazda 2 1.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: JMZDE14550
I got a very good info from our members - most of them explain to me about the source of the SPARKS."...in the US we see this with cross cut gator belts,they build up a static charge and jump a spark to the nearest ground." I must say that this info help me to...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L windows VIN: WDBLK65G12
battery failed during the time we had vehicle,replaced battery,top started working but would act up and stay half way,removed and replaced convertable top module and everything is back to normal.thanks to all that responded and leading me to the right directio...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB75E52
2002 Mercedes-Benz c200 kompres 2.0L power steering pump VIN: WDC2030422
Thank you to Edgar and Sleiman for your suggestions (checking the speed control solonoid on the rack and belt tension). After rechecking of all suggested options, i've decided to replaced the pump and the steering is now back to normal(nice and light lock to ...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1118V
van is all done.this is what i found.alldata & Mitchell have wrong wiring diagram for rear o2 sensor.i found proper wiring sequence at identifix.wiring to o2 is as following=pcm white wire to black o2 wire, pcm black wire to o2 gray wire, pcm blue with yellow ... Trouble codes: P0141.
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4M2DV1114V
Sorry for the delay in responding. Finally got the car overnight and smoked it dead-cold. Found exhaust leaks at collector pipe ahead of O2 sensor, cracks around all welds, 2 missing bolts on exhaust manifold. Funny thing was that it never showed before 'cause... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor ckt).
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L readiness VIN: 2MEFM74WX4
This Mercury was at a Ford dealership that asked for help with the monitor setting problem. Ford engineers reviewed scan tool data and found no reasons for the EGR and CAT monitors not setting. The EGR valve was replaced and the EGR monitor set on the first tr...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1GA21DXS
We rechecked all our powers and grounds and found no problems. We have had this module to ATE rebuilders twice and they treat us like we are stupid everytime. I bought a ECM from carparts.com and presto chango works great. Thanks for the help but I have to a...
1996 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Ignition fuse VIN: 1N4BU31D7T
I replaced the starter and that seems to have fixed the problem. Thanks for the help.
2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y3W
Well I'm going to have to close this help request without a fix. All replies indicated the vent solenoid as being the culprit. I tryed to sell my customer the repair. She indicated she had already spent enough money on the problem at other shops. Why did she c... Trouble codes: P1456 (EVAP system small leak detected).
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GHDT13W4W
I want to thank everyone who replied, I replaced the ignition switch and have not heard back from the customer. No news is good news. I took the old switch apart and found evidence that one of the switch contacts was getting hot and the contact points were bla...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L speedometer VIN: 1G2WJ52K3V
PCM fixed it as most replies suggested. Some also mentioned to check for aftermarket radio for speed controlled volume signal being pulled down causing loss of speedo. This car didn't have that feature from looking in the owners manual. Had good VSS inp...
2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4L dash lights VIN: 1GMDU03E14
Hi,thanks for the responses. I finally got this van back to check again re. no dash lights. What i found was a short to ground in the grey wire (variable dim output from switch) in the passenger power window switch illumination. There were no blown fuses becau...
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1GMDV03LO5
This vehicle has been sent to dealer to have bcm installed and programmed. Bcm was receiving signal from ignition switch but would not shut vehicle off. Thank you to all the replied.
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L Shift cables VIN: 1G8ZG5285Y
Thanks for all of the replys. We retested engine & body grounds and did not find a problem. The customer did not won't to go to the expense of going into the tranaxle to check for problems. The transmission did not have any obviouse problem when shifting. We i...
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L whine noise VIN: JT3FJ60G8C
John, Duane and Jim [...] you very much. The problem is definitely in the rear end. I guess if I would have attacked this problem objectively I probably wouldn't have lost so much time. If I would have taken a step back and looked at what I already knew ab...
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