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1998 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAA24B0W
Okay, well I have this 30 valve 2.8 A6 audi with a misfire code for all cylinders on Bank 2. Codes come back once vehicle has been warmed up and driven for a few blocks. Vehicle must be driven under light or heavy acceleration. There are no symptoms felt behi... Trouble codes: P1392 (Cam sensor b2 intermittent open/short to power), P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Misfire cyl. 4), P0305 (Misfire cyl. 5), P0306 (Misfire cyl. 6)
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L motor/clutch VIN: WAUDC68DX1
This is an odd one and we could really use some help on it . The car has a vibration that is related to engine rpm not drive line rpm . It varies in intensity with engine rpm and possibly engine temp. We pulled the belts and there was no change . The vibr...
2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L serp belt tensioner VIN: WAUVT64B63
The bearing on the belt tensioner went bad and the pulley fell off. I got the old pices off o.k. The book says to remove the front bumper, radiator, and cooling fans to replace the tensioner. Anyone know of a quicker and easier way to replace the tensioner? Su...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF823WD
So as you can see, numerous oxygen sensor codes. not hard codes. we just installed a rebuilt transmission. not sure if codes were present before the transmission job. (cannot switch oxygen sensors front to rear.)replaced the front oxygen sensors and codes / ch... Trouble codes: 018 (oxygen sensor bank 2 before cat), 013 (oxygen sensor bank 1 heater before cat), 005 (oxygen sensor bank 2 heater before cat), 014 (oxygen sensor bank 1 after cat), 004 (oxygen sensor bank 2 after cat)
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGH8330X
car has a shake at idle with no codes - car ticks or knocks at idle from right front of engine will go away around 1000rpm. have already replaced everything that was recommended for the noise but it still remains not sure if its a bad lifter or spring has a me...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L ventilation VIN: WBAABS3340
I have an E46 car and the complaint is little or no airflow out each mode. I have done the tsb with update software control module but no change. Blower works great and is turning correct direction. No prob with mode, temp, or fan speed just poor volume of air...
2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53511
Vehicle came in from another shop with mil on. Had misfire codes for all cyl. Code 227 and 228 for O2s. Checked air mass meter output - max reading 130K/hr. under full accel. Car accel. very slowly with low power. Replaced air meter, reset faults. On first tes... Trouble codes: 23824, 227 (o2), 228 (o2)
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hello Fellow Techs, This car is driving me crazy. Vacuum was 17 in., did Motorvac, raised to 20 in. Vehicle has code P0300 - Misfires. At idle and low speeds, cylinders 2 & 6 show misfies. Under load, cylinder 1 misfires, cylinders 2 & 6 do not. Swapped 1 & 3 ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire)
2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L courtesy lamps VIN: 1G4HP54K04
cannot find all splice locations and connector locations without gutting interior. wiring diagram does not give locations. circuit affected is circuit 149 .5 DK BLU/WHT splits off from rear fuse block connector e12, d12 then into splices SP306, SP310. I cannot...
1989 Chevrolet V1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEV16K4K
Ok here it is in short ladies and gentlemen,I have a 1989 chevy suburban,I have owned this vehicle for 3 years bought it with a bad transmission from auction.the vehicle sat up in my yard for 3 years until a neighbor needed a vehicle to borrow.it has a gm crat... Trouble codes: 43 (esc problem), 44 (lean exhaust)
1991 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L convertor clutch VIN: 2GCEK19K0M
Please need help here,put in used transmission because old one was burnt to a crisp, road tested afterward no tcc apply, raised up on hoist, found tan wire and hooked up jumper to it into the cab for test purposes, hooked up scanner and road tested again, this...
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Lighting VIN: 1GNEK13K25
3 things are going on with this truck first it dose not shut of when you remove the key you have to pres the brake it dose not have a remote stater but it dose have a trailer brake it dose not do it all the time #2 when you put the turn signals on the alternat...
1995 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L Speedometer VIN: 1GCHK34K4S
I have this truck and it has no vss. I have pwr and gnd to the buffer. I have a 60htz signal from the vss. It has 10 volts dc output to the cluster and abs. The 5 volt ref to the pcm is also there. It has no speedometer, or vss on a pcm data list. Also has no...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1WW12M8T
driving down the road car stall and would not restart.scan ecm pull maf code p0101.check data ecm is seeing crank signal car starts then dies .clear codes then car stays running. Trouble codes: P0101 (maf)
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L axle actuator
road tested this vehicle for an un-related problem. during road test decided to engage the 4w4. everything ok until command given to dis-engage. vehicle stayed in 4wd. checked power on both blue wires both at 4wd switch and 4wd actuator on front diff. ( consta...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEC14WOX
HEY EVERYBODY! We have this 4.3 silverado that wont start for the most part. we have 60-65 lbs fuel press. and 18 oz. volume. the truck crank and tryies to fire and sometimes does run a littlesounding like 2 cyls.are hitting. the injectors have a pulse when ch...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L door locks VIN: 1GWDX45875
Hello you all, I am stumped, this vehicle will not unlcok power door locks when put into park, it will lock all doors when put into gear, I have reprogrammed bcm 5 to 6 times. I have checked all powers and grounds going to BCM. wondering what triggers the modu...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L abs light, traction control VIN: 2G1WX12K2Y
Greetings fellow IATN techs. I have this chevrolet Monte carlo here(the vin number is from a different one, one of my own). The problem with them is similar. The 2001 LS abs supposedly activates everytime they back up or pull forward in a day. I have got the v...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L brake pads VIN: 1G1ND52J93
i replaced the brakes 3 times in the last 40,000 miles anyone ever seen this on malibu
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L ipc lamps VIN: 1GNEC13Z25
vehicle originally brought in for dash lights in-op. found tbc 2c fuse blown. replaced fuse and sent vehicle on its way. vehicle came back 5 days later with fuse blown again(officer stated he was sitting at idle and ipc lamps just went out,also made comment th...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L steering VIN: 2G1WC58146
customer is complaining of hard turning to the left after anouther shop install inner tie rods, not sure how this could affect the rack?? flashed system with tech 11 no change looking for anyone who may have had the same issue.
1992 Chrysler Imperial 3.8L no shift VIN: 1C3XV56L1N
I got a customers 92 Imperial VIN [...] the vehicle ran and shifted with no problem. She overheated the engine (ran it till it quit) the vehicle had a 3.8 it was replaced with a 3.3 original transmission. After the engine swap it would not shift (L...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Anti theft VIN: 1C3EJ56H8S
Continuing from the Related history story. Customer picked vehicle up Saturday, drove to the shops, and then drove home, all ok. Was cold sunday morning so she used the remote starter to warm car up. This is an aftermarket starter with Lock/Unlock as well, no ...
2001 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2C3AD36J71
I have a Chry Concorde that looks to me to be running lean. The Emission numbers under idle are actually the 15 mph test and the cruise numbers are the 25mph test. My o2s and convertors look fine. Good switching in front and steady in back. Idle counts 13 and ... Trouble codes: N0NE
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L engine VIN: 3C3AY55E75
customer states that she drove car on a 250 mile each way trip. she noticed a burning smell on the way there and noticed some smoke from the tail pipe. when we got the car after she drove it back, the oil level is not on the stick. the valve cover is leaking f...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56J5W
Ok guys, Won't start cold, will fire then die. will finally start after multiple tries and throttle open/dies when closed. Will start after it's warm but if it sits for about an hour same symptom. ASD relay replaced, ASD circuit checks out. Normal fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P1282 (fuel pump relay control circuit), P1288 (Intake manifold short runner solinoid circuit), P1388 (auto shutdown relay control circuit)
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L speedometer, abs module, vss, check engine light VIN: 1B7FL26X8Y
truck came in the shop with no speedo., cel on with p0500 vss ckt code, abs light on and modis will not comm with module - i replaced the vss in the rear end because the sensor was cracked - no change with new sensor - any help would be much appreciated
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Headlamps VIN: 3B7HF13Z1Y
Greetings Mopar techs. I've got a 2000 R1500, dual [not quad] headlamps w/fog lamps, w/o DRL, that lost the headlights. Backtracked the wiring and found that the problem is that there are broken wires in the wiring harness just behind the combination switch co...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L power sliding VIN: 2B4GP44G01
Good Morning fellow techs. Ford tech here working on a dealer owned used car. I believe from pinpoint tests the rh power sliding door module is faulty. I would like to know if this is a common failure and if there are any tests I missed, before I order a modul...
2007 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7L fuel spits VIN: 1D8GU58K77
when vehicle is filled fuel will spit back when pump kicks out
1985 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality,
The vehicle has been sitting a couple years so i went through the carburator, and now i want to drain the fuel tanks by jumping the fuel pump relay and powering the pump. I need the wiring diagram for the puel pump, i found the fuel pump relay , but i dont wan...
1992 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L No Start, Misfire, NO SPARK IN CYL #4 VIN: 1FTCR10A1N
Please help. i got this truck came in with customer complain that truck got no power and hard start. this is the XLT model that have 8 spark plugs on a 4 cylinder engine. tested and found no spark on cyl #4. truck wont start. i've tested compression on all 4 c...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FT0F15YXP
I have a powerstroke thats got me second guessing myself. It is our secretaries and i have to keep her happy. Symptoms: Didnt want to start cold. Glow plug relay cycles but had 5 out of 8 burned out. No brainer?? I replaced the glow plugs, valve cover gaskets ...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L oil preasure VIN: 1FDKF37TEA
i am having a problem with this truck not wanting to start. truck will turn over fine but will not start, good fuel preasure , glow plugs work properly, after checking oil preasure found that truck was not building any preasure in the high preaure oil pump. pu...
1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L engine braking VIN: 1FTJW36F1S
Immediately after trans replacement, customer first returned complaining of no engine braking in first. He lives atop a very long steep driveway, and since new has descended the driveway the same way, he pulls it down to first, and it holds an acceptable speed...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTDX18W6U
need a little help; truck won't start, hooked up scanner got trouble code p1288, scanned data for cyl head temp was around 360 degrees, unplugged harness voltage changed but temp stayed hot, got new sensor but didn't install it cause it is in a tough spot, so ... Trouble codes: P1288
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L broken plug VIN: 1FTRX18L11
Note that this is a 2001 and not a later 3 valve. All threads and 3/8 inch of plug and porcelin is still in head. I have put time-certs in a lot of these that blew out, but never saw one that broke off at this place. It is not a later 3 valve that I can use a ...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Accessories VIN: 1FAFP55U32
We are working on a 2002 Taurus with some odd and intermittent problems. The customer complains that while sitting in park with the car running or sitting at a stopsign with the car in gear, it will sometimes run rough and then the fuel light and theft light m...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F3G123GH2
This Taurus has the two wire cam sensor. I tried to backprobe the sensor with my Modis but have no pattern. There is no data in the Modis for cam sensor. I need to know if I should have voltage, and if so how much voltage at either of the terminals with the co... Trouble codes: P0340
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L shift VIN: 1FTRW076X3
this is my brother's truck. truck was brought in for erratic shifting at high speeds, also 4th gear takes too long to kick in . there was no cel or OD light flashing, so we changed the fluid and filter. was brought back a couple of days later with OD light fla...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21P93
hi this truck came for an intermentent hard start. i saw the code for the icp and data logged the press. it was below 500psi so i began looking for a leak. after replacing the oil rail o-ring at number 1 injector, my icp press was still below 500psi. then i re... Trouble codes: P2290 (icp low)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Low power VIN: 1FTNX21P43
Hey folks. need some help. This vehicle came in and the two complaints were low power and also blows the hose off the hot side of the intercooler. (the low power is when hose is on)very low of course when hose off. I drove this vehicle once and did get the hos...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L cargo/interior lights VIN: 1FTNS24WX6
Hi All, Interior and cargo lights stay on all the time and never go out and kill battery. When the two relays (battery saver and interior) are removed from above left side of dog house the lights stay on. Also have removed instrument cluster and still no cha...
2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Battery VIN: 1FAFP241X6
Hello and thanks for your help in advance. The problem is a dead battery in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time. Once boosted, the vehicle runs fine with no sign of a charging system issue. I've tested for a parasitic draw. There are 2 B+ ha...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W16
this is are fire marshalls car and when the tempature is cold out it wont start right away. vehicle will crank for a long period and then fire up. got the car to act up once and has been fine since. when it wouldnt start i dont belive the fuel pump was running...
2002 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L air suspension VIN: 1GKDT13S22
thank's in advance for reading my request for help, 2002 gmc envoy with rear air suspension while sitting overnight or after leaving vehicle parked for few hours, vehicle will drop down and takes too long to rise up or will not rise up at all and vehicle rides...
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKES16S94
We have this Envoy here that keeps setting this P0016 code always sets when cold but is intermittent. The customer is also complaining about the engine shakes and feels as though it may stall at times when coming to a stop.We did find that the camshaft actuato... Trouble codes: P0016 (Camshaft and Crankshaft Position Correlation Problem)
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8141T
Hi everybody. I am looking for some opinions on where to go next. This Honda Civic has a misfire at idle. It is more noticable when its hot. It still revs up high. When driving, it can be felt slightly under load, but its not like a completely dead cylinder. M... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L chime VIN: SAJHY174XN
Good morning- I.ve got trouble with the wife's Jag and hope I can get some help here. Car's been running fine until she came home from work the other day. Before starting she hit the inside door lock switch (she's never done that) and when she started driving ...
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Electronic VIN: 1J8GR48K27
Code u0404 invalid serial data from transmission control module. Truck looses power and will not repond to acceleration. happens mostly on cold start up in cold weather. once warms up it's ok. as stated in repair history new trans control module with dealer re...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Hesitation VIN: SALNY22234
Vehicle comes in with running rough when cold. After it warms up it runs better, but still misses. Found codes for missfire and intake problems. Found power flap broken on intake. Did not change intake manifold just changed spark plugs and started car up. Runs... Trouble codes: P0304, P0306 (missfire cylinder 6), P1471 (intake), P1472 (intake), P1472 (intake), P1775 (unknown)
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L ride control VIN: JT8UF22E1S
Customer brought the car in sagging after sitting for over one year, I have tested the p.c.m. and the air ride compressor, the front leveler valve, the front ride level sensors, tested the air lines to the struts, sprayed soapy water on the struts for air leak...
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air Ride Solenoid VIN: 5LMFU28565
Hi Group: Need some help with this Navigator. I've condemned one of the air ride solenoids and I'm trying to figure how tho get the air supply tube out of the old solenoid. Mitchell basically says to push on orange ring. The info for this procedure is pretty v...
2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17N25
I really need some help on this one guys. My sisters car. She started it, moved it about 20 feet shut it off and now no start. Closest dealer 45 miles away. Called them and they told me it was flooded, take plugs out and clean, put back and start car. Did - st...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: WOBBA45A6E
Engine still has same noise as before cam replacement-not real up on these older benz's-cancelling cylinders has little or no effect on noise-do these engines have piston slap/carbon knock issues?Well maintained-very clean inside however it is not driven very ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBNG75J3Y
vehicle came in with a hesitation problem under a full load situation (almost as in limp home or failsafe) when you restat the vehicle seems to be ok for awhile until you need heavy acceleration example getting on highway. i checked adaptions and found them t... Trouble codes: P0455, P1542 (b37 accelerator pedal stored sensor)
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
hello fellow techs. we have this s500 that was lifted up on the hoist for tire work. was up for about 3 hours. when lowered it sank mostly in the rear. lights on dash say not to drive car ride height to low. scan codes came up with c1517 no info available in a...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L air blend door VIN: 2MEFM75W21
car came with a complaint of no heat. checked coolant first and ran engine to operating temperture to check both heater hoses are getting hot.went to inside of car and moved temperture to 90* and back to 60* and temperture stayed cold. ordered a air door actua...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4A3AK44Y4X
I have this Eclipse that will start and run rough for a few mins then it will clear up. During this time it has a 500 to 1000 RPM surge like a vacuum leak issue. It will not stall just run rough and surge. I put it in gear and accelerate it will hesitate/miss ...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L ride control VIN: JNDR09XX2W
This vehicle came in a couple of months ago with the complaint that the vehicle would start bouncing/rocking after hitting a bump. They had been to a tire shop that told them it was caused by the tires. So they bought new Michelin tires and still had the probl...

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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUML44E84
So here it is, everything in the upate is BACKWARDS. Pump 1 is on right side(passanger side) and transfer pump is left side(main pump). The main pump was bad, replaced, all is good. The signal drop is correct on the relay in the trunk. Thanks greatfully to...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L water pump VIN: WBAHD5316N
Most replies involved replacing fan clutch and fan. Also had replies to check belt tension. These are the things I believe will fix this car. I also had replies concerning head gasket faliure and other posible leaks. The car has never over heated to my knowled...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L brake pad warning VIN: WBAGG83421
Thanks for all the replies on this issue. So what I've done to prevent the pad warning light to ever come on again was bridge the wires at the connector plug right at the instrument cluster. Although resisitence was good (at the time) I bridged the wires anywa...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Auto Trunk Lid VIN: WBAGN63403
Thanks alot! It turned out to be a faulty HKL module, we installed a 'updated' part from BMW, no coding or programming was needed, trunk lid operates as designed now. Still confused a little though, because we found a TSB on Alldata describing the exact symp...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L heater VIN: 1G6DP56765
removed heater core and cut it open and found it partially clogged not sure with what. car only had 35000 miles on it so someone added something to this one. thanks for your replies
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L no upshift VIN: 2G1WL52M7T
Well I want to thank everyone for there help it looks like its time for a jasper trans.Thanks again everyone!
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L won't read empty VIN: 1GBEK19R3W
Well, this was one for the books. At least the chapter on why to avoid CHEAP pumps!!! We were getting nowhere with testing, and we decided to pull the tank and check resistance right at the sender. It had come unsnapped from the module and was just drifting ar...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Brakes VIN: 1G1ND52M1X
Found two ABS sensors on a junk 98 Cutlass. That fixed it. The 97 to 2000 Malibu's and Cutlass' have interchangeable parts if someone needs some used parts for one of these vehicles in this time frame. I really appreciate all the help everyone gave. Who kn...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 3GNEK13T43
Thank you everyone for the help.The problem was the clutch in the transfer case was toast.The customer is deciding what he wants to do with it.My rcomendation was a reman transfer case.Once again IATN members help the day go better.
2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on, Reduced power. VIN: 2G1WK15N97
Apparently the PCM was incorrectly interpreting the signals from the TPS. A new PCM corrected the problem. The old PCM had minor cosmetic damage from the collision, but internally it looked fined. Thanks for the replies. Trouble codes: P2135 (TPS Sensor 1-2 correlation problem.), U0140 (Lost communication with BCM.).
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Stability Control VIN: 1GNFK13048
Hi everybody, thank you for all the responses i received, i try another electronic brake control module from another car i still got the same codes, check all the CAN wires all seems ok, i beleive is something to do with engine control module but as there is n...
2002 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R42
Thanks so much to all of you. it was code p0501 If you don't work at a dealer you never know this stuff, when I program Fords and Chevrolets you never have to program into the pcm the tire size, and on earlier Chrysler's (pre 2002) I never had that problem so... Trouble codes: P0500.
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, high LT fuel trims VIN: 3A8FY78G56
Even though we have not fixed this vehicle as of yet (still under factory warranty), we are pretty sure we know what is wrong with it. During our compression signal analysis we detected a rise in exhaust pressure (a spike). If you would like a better understan...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L belts VIN: 1B7HC13211
Wanted to wait for a while to make sure this wasn't going to come back. Put a OE belt on and no more noise.
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L turn signal and fuel gauge VIN: 3D7LU38C63
i had several replies about ground problems also foward control module. the new sender fixed fuel gauge problem and they was a bad ground wire causing lighting problem
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Sport 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3D7KS28CX6
Sorry for delay in closing, wanted to make sure the vehicle was fixed. The Totally Integrated Power Module was replaced and the problem has not reocurred in 2-3 weeks. Thank you for all of your help, and may God Bless each of you.
1996 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L key cylinder VIN: 2E3ED66F7S
recent posts said to adjust cable so i dissasembled floor console to adjust and found part of shifter that cable fit into was slow to return when put into park,sticky from coke spilling onto it. replaced shifter assembly from dealer for 18.00
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1FTM123NDS
Thank you very much to all that was kind enough to share their ideas and experience to nail this one. Ron from Massachsetts was leading me in the right direction but Jimmmy from Illinois and Ed from Pennsylvania hit it right on the head. I changed the left ab...
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L fuse F9 VIN: 1FAHP3831Y
Found it to be in the wiring harness at the transmission mount. A bolt had rubbed thru the wire insulation near a connector and would blow the fuse. Repaired harness and test drove over 8 miles without any trouble. Customer picked it up yesterday.
2003 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L cylinder heads VIN: 2FTRF07383
First let me give a Big Thank You for everyone that red the message and replyed, especialy Kent and Fred, their responses got me thinking of other possibilities. This time around we replaced all valves, intake and exhaust, set the cams in place and cut the ste...
2005 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, trans jerks VIN: 1FAHP60A45
Thanks to all who replied. After reading Larry's post I was sure that was it. It just made sense. Took T-Bird back to dealer and said keep it until you fix it!(I know warranty would apply to it). They had the car 2 minutes in the drop off lane and it almost we... Trouble codes: P2106 (p2135-), P2135.
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Hesitation, loosespower VIN: 1GKEK634X3
truck is fixed waited to see if prob would come back & it did not. he fix was the left front sensor (wheel bearing assembly.What had me confused was that never once did it go into abs mode on slow stops this is the norm here to go into abs on slow stops, never...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHWF25S51
The FIX (which was mentioned by several replying members): We pulled of both timing covers and followed TSB# 01-20-002-1 directions to determine if the timing belt had jumped(available in Alldata and the Hyundai factory service web just sign up for free and ...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W71
While I smoke tested this thing for hours, I never did see a wisp. I do suspect that it may have an intake leak, but not enough that I was willing to sell it as a fix. The customer is going to live with it until it gets worse and we can prove what is causi... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle RPM higher than expected).
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Mechanical VIN: SALME11444
The fix for this one was the left side secondary chain adjuster at the top of the engine between the cams was defective. We discovered this by cranking the engine over with the v/covers removed. It was as plain as day, The tensioner would pop up and down 1-2 t...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L no reverse VIN: JT8UF11EXN
I went through this unit and checked that all the oneway clutches freewheled and locked in the right direction.Air checked all clutch packs,and they passed test. I disassembeled one of the valvebodies to find multiple valves stuck. Cleaned valve body and now a...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L heater core VIN: 1LNFM81W4W
Replaced the heater core. The core leaked through the fins. There is no black on the outside, but inside the core is very black. Checked the coolant for voltage after the repair. Had 515mv. Exchanged the coolant with water. Flushed the water 4 times. Ran the e...
2006 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 5.4L Cam Phaser VIN: 5LMFU28506
Many thanks to the suggestions provided. The advise was to pressurize the oil passage thru the ops switch. Great creativity on make-shift pressure chambers. The way we went was to buy a weed sprayer, fill w/oil added a nipple for shop air, (instead of pumping ...
1995 Lotus Esprit S4s 2.2L No Start VIN: SCCFD30C4S
Hi everyone. I wish I had better news but this one is going to the Dealer probably for an ECM replacement or possibly inmobilizer reprogramming. Thank you to all of you who responded, specially Jim [...] who very willingly provided me with the wiring diagra...
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
The customer did decline further repair on this one. I would like to take the time to thank all my responders especially John from PA. John [...] have since ordered the vacuum pressure transducer "1st look" for my Pico scope and will get this vehicle in particular... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire).
1977 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham 4.9L water pump VIN: 2Q69Y7P397
Thank you for all of your help. The baffle plate was on the old water pump and the customer still had it from when he replaced the pump. We installed the plate and no more overheating. Thanks again to all of you who responded.
1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 00SRA13418
first off, thank you too all the iatn memebers who helped me reach my solution. the problem was the carborator was starving for fuel. what we found out, someone pinched the fuels filter line.
1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Lighting VIN: SCAZN42A5G
big thanks to mike from spain only one to offer any good help that i was looking for the web site rolls royce club australia has all the diagrams and repair info. found the right rear door switch at the door latch causing the dome lights to stay on all the tim...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L plugs VIN: 4T1BG12K3T
thanks for all the help i fixed the problem mouse had chewed some wires into under the dash going into comp
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Stall VIN: WVWGA0169G
i did not get to fix this one. i fist said it needed a ecm because it smelled burnt. next i recimended fuel pumps both. next was the temp senser. since i ran ok when i added fuel to intake.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L speedo/cruise VIN: 3VWBF61C7W
Thanks to all who responded, the majority of suggestions was to check the speed drive gears, but we had already checked them right from the start before changing the sensor. The customer wasn't ready to drop 600 dollars on a pedal assembly if we weren't sure...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B13
well I can't say this one is fixed but is intermittent will throw this code back on. I did pull pan to inspect pick up and it did have some debre and carbon. I cleaned the tube and screen ran for a 20 miles and had code back on. What i do think might be an i... Trouble codes: P0011.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L shifts VIN: 3VWCD21Y73
thanks for all your help, we removed the trans and went back through it to ensure we did not miss any thing.We could'nt find any thing so we went ahead and ordered the valve body ,put it on and it shifted like new.I took the car to a v.w guy we know and he had...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: WVWVD63B24
Thanks to everyone for responding. I am sorry to say that we had to refer the customer to the dealer this time. Initially she had told me that her fuel guage didn't work, which we verified and had begun testing. After finding the three sending units (the wir...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L air bag light VIN: 3VWRF71K96
hi all thanks for the replies we ended up trying all 9 wires possibilities and we got it the wires were crossed all data information was wrong !!! all is good thanks again for the help
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