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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L cam tensioner VIN: WAUDC68D11
I am aware of bad oiling on these 1.8 motors. This is a new car trade in with 124k miles on the odometer and I believe this is a boneyard motor. When it arrived the salesman drove it to lunch and brought it back with the cam chain tensioner hammering. I checke...
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBABJ8323W
bmw tech, please help. customer complaint traction control light on after we replace battery. code 17 inlet and outlet valve defective. we try replace abs & asc relay- still same problem. same fault come back after erase when engine run. (don't need [...] drive a...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L air bag VIN: WBADM6336X
The car has air bag lt on. Modis scan reveals trouble code 10--belt lock driver. We were told this relates to problems in dr side frt belt pretensioner asy/ We replaced the complete unit, cleared code and code 10 reappeared. After looking in all-data for no he...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L egs VIN: WBAAM52030
car in as a non runner, code read and only code that keeps coming back is 217 egs can fault. my understanding is that egs is the control for automatic gearbox, the vehicle is a manual gearbox. have checked all can lines to and from ecu,no breaks and no damage ...
1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CU5217V
Fuel tank contaminated with water, mud. Fuel pump retaining ring rusted off of tank, along with the top of the tank, allowing pump to come loose and allow the contamination. Unable to retain new pump assembly with rusted out top of tank. Fuel tank no longer av...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J01
po401 po404 can not seem to lacate problem need to get this car through inspection. Has anyone seen this problem before? please help this a good customer and a nice lady Trouble codes: P0401, P0404
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1FP2380M
well guy, i got everyone elses problem. this car came to me with a surge at idle, and a hesitaion at cruizing speed. it seems everyone else has had a go at this car, apperently throwing parts at it. (new iac, map, tps, computer, o2 sensor, plugs, wires, we did... Trouble codes: 33 (map), 34 (map)
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L down shift, 3 & 4 gear VIN: 2GCEK19K6S
Guys and Gals, I am pulling out my hair on this one. This truck is mine. I've had it virtually forever. Recently, I decided to upgrade the engine and had one built by KNICO engines. Nothing radical. RV cam, flat tops pistons, roller rockers, headers, intake. N...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Horn VIN: 1G1ND52T3V
GM techs please help, before I pull my hair out. Got this vehicle with dead battery. Tested and replaced battery. Charging system ok ([...]@71a) (.013a draw). Now with the vehicle in gear(RND321) the horn honks all the time. All fuses good. Swap ho...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L antitheft VIN: 1G1ND52T7W
Hello I have this 98 Malibu with a 2.4l that came in with an intermittent no-start. I checked codes and it had a P1630, 1631 and 1632 antitheft codes. I could not get into the BCM on this model with my modis for some reason, which is strange it did not show B...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L passlock VIN: 1GNEC13R7X
Vehicle came in on a hook, The customer does not speak good english so there is a slight comunication gap. I can understand most of him, but some of the details of the time of the incodent are a little foggy. Heres the problem, customer had put a 24volt batter...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5240W
We have this 1998 Caviler that is kicking our buts. Intermittently sets TPS codes. PO121 and 122. When this happens the customer says the transmission shifts hard or bangs into gear. This has been going on for over a year now but has never given us a problem. ... Trouble codes: P0122, P0121
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Front Pinion seal VIN: 2GCEK19T2X
This is my own baby, I only take it out when I make road trips pulling my trailer. I just made a 1400 mile trip over the weekend with it. I thought I could smell oil burning on the exhaust when I gassed it up a couple of times on the way back. Being in truck s...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L airbag light VIN: 1GNDT13WXY
Used car dealer has had this blazer to several shops. Im lost on this one it has a code (B0022) that will not clear and i just cant get on the right track.Alldata hasnt been much help with this one or im just brain locked ive read till im confused so someone p...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Reverse Gear VIN: 1GNDT13WT2
I opened up my free trial 24 hour pit pass to search here on iATN from the knowledge base and there was only one transmission related issue from 1998 to 2004 and had nothing to do with my issue. The Blazer when placed into (1), (2), (3), OR (D) does not make a...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L airbag light on VIN: 3GNEK13T33
Any help with this will be greatly appreciated. [...] thanks
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L re4ar heat VIN: 2C4GP54L35
rear heat blows cold blend door doesnt move have replaced actuator can not find any info on rear hvac in this van the controls work for modes it seems at times it doesnt switch modes does anyone have any good info on these systems
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C4FY48B25
Good afternoon,I have 2005 PT Cruiser with a 2.4 engine with a no start.Car cranks fine with a fully charged batt but will not start.Map sensor,Tps sensor will kick hard codes for no 5 volt power source on k7 orange wire circuit which feeds all related sensors... Trouble codes: 107 (no 5volt power source to map), 122 (no 5volt power source to tps)
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Stall VIN: RXXJ724318
this truck came in with complaint hard start all time i found fuel psi when running it about 42 psi when you shut truck off fuel psi drops to 0 wright away my question is. is it the fuel filter regulator all data says it has a built in ck valve and it says tha...
2003 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L starter and ignition VIN: 1D4GP45R63
this belongs to sister in law. she parked it sunday night no problem. monday morning wouldn't start. no crank . looked, but couldn't see any coroded wires.if you ground terminal 85 at starter relay or jump pins 31 and 76 on pcm. starter relay grounds and start...
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1D4HB58D24
Truck is misfiring, random misfire code P0300 is the only code that comes up. Data shows misfires on cylinders 1, 3, 5, and 7. Thought this was a no brainer and removed bank 1 converter. Started it up, still misfiring same as befor on same cylinders. I have no... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP45R95
I have taken the cluster out and check communication still none I am thinking pcm or something is shorted on the data Trouble codes: U0140, U110C, U0168, U0155
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L lubrication VIN: 1G2HX52K5S
transmission leaks oil from top cover/shifter area.
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34E3V
idles& runs good except for what sounds like backfire in intake manifold. fuel trims whent from +23 to +5 at idle after intake manifold gaskets replaced. any problems with cracks in plastic in. manifolds? still sounds like vac. leak on tipin. fuel trims +5 at ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0420
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE30F4V
this truck was towed in as a no start to find battery shorted out new battery installed and now we have the codes listed. Ford said to replace the pcm so we hade the pcm repaired by Go ecm in texas no help Trouble codes: P1391, P1392, P0603, P1211, P0705
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX18W9V
Have a P0455 code. Hooked up smoke machine and smoke comes out he sides of the new vent solenoid. Is this correct for venting the system? It smokes with power and ground applied and removed. This seems wrong. The hose off the bottom runs up the frame twards th... Trouble codes: P0455
1997 Ford F-250 5.8L excessive fuel press VIN: 1FTHF26H8V
Since the owner changed his own rear steel fuel tank and pump with new napa parts the fuel pressure when using the rear tank is at 90lbs, the front tank is at aprox 45lbs. We assumed the pump was defective so we installed a new carquest pump with the same resu...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Radio VIN: 1FAFP42X6W
Hello fellow techs, need some ford help on a stereo system. This mustang has the mach system in it. We have no subwoofer speaker sound. The top speakers work in back and front but nothing from the bottom ones in the door or the rear. We swapped the two rear am...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L abs system VIN: 1FAFP444XX
Abs light comes on and off at random. No dtcs. Slight groan from brakes upon acceleration. RF wheel speed sensor reads higher MPH that all the others(e.g. RF 15mph, LF10mph, RR 10mph, LR10mph)
2004 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L Power Door Locks, Drivers Power Seat VIN: 1FMRU17W84
Help Ford Techs. This 2004 Expedition had first come in for a No Start Condition. After looking at this vehicle noticed that battery was dead, with no parasitic draw. So charged and let sit all day, and finally, acts up under these various conditions intermite...
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L 4WD / Cruise VIN: 1FMFU18L04
Hi Let me start first by saying I despise working on my own vehicle. I have a loss of 4 wheel drive cruise control . Problem first started with a intermittand check advanced track waring on my message display. Then it got to the point where the advanced trac...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.3L brakes, susp VIN: F153VY65DN
only during brake application vehicle vibrates , no matter what speed or load , if going down hill , up hill, even while depressing brakes and accelerating at the same time you really can feel it , i mean the hole car vibrates , if let go the steering well and...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L06
We have this ford van in here, the complaint is that it looses 5-6 qrts of oil between oil changes (4000 miles). We replaced the plugs, and the old ones were all crusted (some completely). It had codes for both bank system lean. The Fuel pressure is 40-41 PSI....
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS14W01
This GMC shows that there is a misfire on cylinder 4 as soon as the truck is raised off idle. The misfire counter counts rapidly on cylinder 4 above about 1400 rpm, when the engine speed is held steady. It does not count when idling or when revving quickly and... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
1995 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L abs light VIN: JHMRA1861S
Hello all, the customer has brought the vehicle in for the ABS light coming on at the beginning of every drive. The light does on illuminate until you get to 6 miles per hour. No codes are being set from what i can tell. I have used a paper clip to jump the AB...
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD186XX
I spent three hours on this car today testing everything that I can possibly think of including all the tests that everyone else does from iatn and other sources, and I cannot find a problem. the bypass and two way valves are new, canister closed and purge val... Trouble codes: P1457
1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1HGCG2252X
Car came in after being submerged in water while running, resulting in irreparable engine damage. We replaced with good used engine. The car now will surge at an idle from 1000 to 2000 rpm in 3-5 second intervals. This car was doing the same thing with the oth...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1HGCM56683
Good afternoon all, I have a little puzzler in the shop today. New customers. Husband complains of "shaking" on accel occasionally. Wife complains of slight pull to the left as husband rolls eyes. Car is very clean and appears to be well maintained. On test dr...
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C32
Greetings! Customer complains that vehicle has intermittent no-start condition , as follows: Will start cold and will start when warmed up if shut off and restarted in a few minutes. Says that if it sits for ten or fifteen moinutes when warmed up it won't star...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L 2-3 shift,2-1 VIN: 4S2DM58W8Y
I am looking for someone to explain to me when exactly the pressure control solenoid (force motor) is supposed to be activated and what could keep the ecm from activating it. As you can see from related repairs, the ecm harness shorted causing damage to 21 cir...
2005 Isuzu Ascender LS 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 4NVES16515
We replaced the cylinder head on this vehicle and now whenever it reaches operating temperature it dies and throws a P0017 code. Since we have replaced the crank sensor & camshaft actuator. I lined up the timing marks on the black chain links according to the ... Trouble codes: P0017
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01CXY
Greetings Any help, as always, is appreciated. This S-type will intermitently run rough and set the P0202 and P0302 codes. It always runs perfect when it arrives and through multiple test drives. As indicated I replaced the #2 fuel injector. Previously it has ... Trouble codes: P0202 (Cylinder 2 fuel injector circuit), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L right rear turn signaland brake lights inop. VIN: 1J4G258S4X
hi jeep techs have '99 jeep grand cherocee lorado need help. right side turn signal stays on and brake lights go out. replaced multie funtion switch,flasher.still same hase factory trailer hitch oner has cut it out.allso hase o2 heater cods and ap1756 cod. ene...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72341
this truck has alot of new sensores on it came from another shop has a code of po171 truck runs good i cleard the code and test drove got on the freeway lite came on same code could this have bad injectors i havent check fuel yet runs to good to be runing out ... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12392
This Vehicle came to me with a broken Timing Belt and all the Exhaust Valves bent, I R&R'd the cyl. head and replaced all the exhaust valves. After the Cyl. Head was reinstalled I had all 4 cylinders misfiring, I found that there was a possibility that the ins... Trouble codes: 1166 (O2 Adadaptive/ Correlation), 171 (Lean Condition)
1997 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALJY1240V
This unit was towed in for quit while driving, no codes, noted MAF data low .01 gr/s at idle and no more than .8 gr/s on tip in or snap throttle , confirmed 12 volt and checked wiring between MAF and ECM no falr was noted, replaced MAF sensor. Ok cold start bu...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L head gaskets VIN: SALMF11444
we have a range rover that we need to replace the head gaskets, the first question we have is does the air ride have to be shut down before we rise the truck, and if so how do we shut it down. we could not fine anything in the owners booklet or online.. the ot...
2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L Misfire VIN: SALAD25475
First time customer. Complaint was eas (air suspension)fault light on and suspension height control dnf. We have autologic for Rover. Plugged in and downloaded approx 30 codes starting with battery voltage low (it wasn't), misfire detected on all cylinders and... Trouble codes: P5620, U0738, U1328, U1008, P3000, P3160
1996 Lexus GS300 3.0L none VIN: JT8BD42SXT
ok, toyota and lexus techs i need some help. this car came in and the customer said that has no drive and no reverse. check for codes none found, check fluid level noticed it was slightly overfilled with fluid. before removing the pan, took both cooler lines o...
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L stereo,heater controls,navigation system VIN: JTHBN36F34
i am not a lexus tech but requesting some help wheather i should pick this job or send it to the dealership. customer boosted battery but shorted the battery by putting jumper cables on wrong terminals. after proper boosting vehicle got started but missing alo...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L no throttle VIN: WDBHA23E7V
hello everyone i am having a real nice time with this 97 c230 and i need some advice. first this car came into the shop not running due to a broken camshat so we changed the engin the first engin installed hade a leaking headgasket so we got another engin its ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L heat control VIN: WDBUF70J03
Car had no heat. I found a bad (water damaged) shut-off valve. New valve assembled and system worked well. Same days after client complaint about hot air (really hot) on rear zones despite 4 zones set on "cold". Testing car is possible to see problem is int...
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DU55P9V
code p1450 will reset after about 2 weeks, i monitor fuel tank pressure and can watch the voltage drop to around .39 volts after about a mile of driving, i put my low amp probe on the vmv and watch the ecm commanding vacuum to the tank, i can watch the voltage... Trouble codes: P1450
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L ECU update VIN: 3N1CB51D43
Sorry I found no where else to put this. I am attempting to flash this sentra with the consult II. I downloaded the file from nissan, put all 3 parts in the correct folder. I then ran the c2xfer program, it finds the files and says the download was complete...
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L MIL Lamp on, hard start tach jump VIN: 1N6BA07BX5
This Titan came in from another shop that couldn't fix the problem. It sets a po335 after second key cycle, tach is jumping while cranking and even while engine is running,RPM on the scaner also jumps. hard to start at times (kicks back like high timing)but if... Trouble codes: P0335
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L reserve tank VIN: 1G3NF52E5X
Any help would be greatly appreciated!! This ones going to break me.I purchased this 99 Alero for resale, found out the motor had bottom end knock. Replaced with used engine. Seemed good driving short distance, sold it, car came back leaking antifreeze. Tech ...
2003 Other GM vue 2.2L door locks VIN: 5GZCZ23D43
no body codes, doors continue to lock while driving intermittantly. wiring outside of doors ok.disconnected drivers and passengers lock switches w/same result
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Door locks, Bonnet release, interior lights. VIN: WPOCA29872
Hello iTAN, This Porsche has a similar symptom as others I have read in prior posts. The symptoms with this vehicle are that they door locks/keyless entry, bonnet release and interior lights are all inop. I don't know the history on this vehilce as we bought i...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Surge VIN: Y3DD78B9S7
This pre-OBD2 non-turbo Saab 4-cyl 900 has a rapid up-and-down surge in the idle that starts as soon as you put it in drive or reverse. The up-and-down is only a couple of hundred RPM but it's quite sharp, and often results in a stall, especially when you shif...
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH49G64
please help if you can. i have a electrical gremlin here. what happens only intermittently is after cold start the temp gauge will start it's way up into the normal range. then all the sudden,{i mean within 2 seconds} the needle will drop all the way to cold a... Trouble codes: P0116

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2006 Acura RSX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC54896
Thanks for all your help. The problem was a simple mistake. The dealer had sent the wrong part. They had sent me a A/F sensor from a Manual RSX rather then from a Automatic RSX. Once the new one was installed, we cleared the codes and never saw any of the code... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected Bank 1 Sensor 1).
1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L coil?? VIN: ZARBA5416E
2000 Audi TT 1.8L Misfire VIN: TRUSC28N31
haven't been able to locate an ecm for this car used as it is used as a rental and the owner doesn't want to pay too big. the connecters are broken but we do have continuity back to the ecm. i have been looking for a used ecm. i will post back after we try aga...
1987 BMW 325 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAB5405H
thanks for all the replies. what i found was a very corroded ground at the body in the trunk next to the battery. i also removed the iac valve and cleaned. thanks again for all the help.
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L electric windows VIN: WBACA6322R
We think based on the info that we received that it is indeed a bad relay but the customer has yet to return the car to be fixed. I guess with the holidays he is busy. The door panels are in his trunk so I guess he will be back
1998 BMW M3 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCD9326W
Ran all cylinders on Compression Test: 1-180, 2-190, 3-190, 4-170,5-70, 6-70. Last night I was just too tired and fed up, checked the cylinder that was missing and that was all. The gasket is gone between 5 & 6 and is "crossing over" very noticable when both ... Trouble codes: 243 (Misfire Cyl 6).
2001 BMW M3 3.2L interior VIN: WBSR93471E
Thanx guy's for all your input. It just sollidified what I already knew, which was that I was going to have this piece custom made to fit this vehicle. But once again thank you all for your input. Chuck S.
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L battery draw VIN: WBANA73574
i am going to have to close this due to time restriction.the problem is very intermitent,it happens about once a month and will kill the battery overnight for 2-3 days then be ok for another month,the cust has had the vehicle and will bring it back when it doe...
1998 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WB52K7W
thanks for all the advice, a new switch fixed it. like I had said before I was positive that the switch had failed. I understand electricity and voltage drops, I was just curious why the little bit of extra amperage from the turn signals would cuase a drop tha...
1991 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L fadeing pedal new master VIN: 1GNDM15ZXM
Sorry for the lack of info on this post. The vehicle had a good pedal after test drive and could find any other problems at this time. Thank you for all your replies.
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L ignition VIN: 8XM5112742
Thank you, to all who replied. As I stated I was posting for a friend of mine who is doing the repair. Since there were many replies I will use the format below to respond. As of now the vehicle is not fixed. My friend is trying to get a resister to match the ...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2GTEK19K3S
thanks to all we have fixed this truck turns out that the map sensor had a glitch in it we tried everything known to man and turned out to just be the map.thanks again to everyone. someof you out there did not read the posting and said that was cam gears well ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L low eng temp VIN: 1GCEK14R6V
Thanks to all who reolied. sending unit was reading low. water pump delivering insuficient flow to left cyl head, causing high temp. in left cyl head (30 to 40 degs. higher) gauge ran 170 deg. (due to bad sending unit) t-stat housing measured 170 deg ecm re...
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Battery VIN: 1GNDM19X83
Guys, thanks for all the great responses, especially Glen from Illinois who called it right on the nose. The fuselink terminal at the starter solenoid was badly burned. Replaced terminal end and proper voltage returned instantly. Big relief!
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13S25
Well the truck is fixed. Thanks to Robert, Charlie, Dave, Tim Eric and the others that suggested cleaning the throttle body. I cleaned the throttle body and removed the negative cable from the battery and touched it to the positive post. Started the truck and ...
2006 Chevrolet Uplander 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBDV13L96
hey guys sorry it took me so long to get back with you all but i have been under weather and yes i did fix this vehicle it had to have the ecm replaced due to the driver was shorted to ground,replaced ecm and this took care of the problem and thanks for everyt... Trouble codes: P0449.
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R1Y
Hello all, I want to thank everyone who replied to my plea for help. I have not repaired the Concorde yet, but will post what repaired it. I rebuilt the engine the first time as I am an engine builder. I had no problem then. I have always thought that a timing... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition coil 4 primary/secondary circuit malfunction), P0340 (camshaft position sensor malfunction).
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L shift indicator VIN: 2C8GF68464
Hi everyone and thanks for taking time to consider this one. After more pinpoint diagnosis we found the computer was not sending the proper voltage signal out to the transmission range sensor. All powers and grounds are good so we made the call that it needed ...
2001 Dodge Durango 5.9L 4WD High VIN: 1B4HS28Z71
Well guys, most of you were right. You proved your point about checking the basics. This truck had 2 new tires on the rear and 2 old tires on the front. The new ones measured 1.5" bigger in circumference! Seems that when this T.Case tries to shift and can'...
2008 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B34B48B68
Special thanks to all who supplied their input... I blanked the E85 idea... don't know why... sometimes i always forget that one... ran an alternative fuel source directly into fuel rail with fuel pump relay removed, even increased pressure on alternative sour... Trouble codes: P0171.
1991 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 5.0L steering box VIN: 1FTDF15NOM
Thanks for all the responses. The post was actually made by one of my techs. As several of you suggested, the steering coupler was checked and found to be in good condition. All linkages and the pitman arm where in good condition. The mounting bolts were s...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT HD 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FBSS31S1W
most talked about the coils being known trouble, and could not get mode 6 on my scanner. so did one coil at a time. lucky it was the 1st coil I tried. I went after that one 1st since it was a aftermarket coil and changed 2 months ago. did the tricka nd ran li...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L coolant VIN: 1FDWF37F6X
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17LXX
the problem with this turned out to be a bad MAF. i found this by using an OTC scope module probing the MAF and watching in drop out. the scanners i used ( an auto enginuity, the otc and the ngs) all showed the maf working even when freeze framed. the compress... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0131.
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP66L2X
Thanks for the intelligent replies, all too often I've seen cases on here with answers out of left field it seems. Getting replies that are logical renews my faith that there is intelligent life out there! On a hunch I looked closely at the area around the f...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRE1420Y
The TCC was the fix for the stalling out issue on this van. Thanks
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L door locks VIN: 2FGY1345YG
thanks guys both of you were right to dubble unlock the door and diode the door trigger will work to . I had a person tell me if i was to sit in the truck and shut all the door and turn key on and hit the unlock 3 times turn key off unlock three times then on ...
1994 GMC Jimmy 4.3L rear defrost VIN: 1GKDT13W1R
Thanks to all that responded. The customer chose not to have this problem fixed. He still owes me for other repairs. The only information that I can add is that the rear lift struts appears to be insulated and power from the relay goes through them to the gri...
1999 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L prindle switch VIN: 1GTGK24R6X
did line pressure checks all within specs, tried unpluging trans harness still had no gears so i pulled trans pan and found that yes the manual valve had come loose from shifter rod because the castle nut that holds gear selector had come loose fixed all is ha...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5639T
Well the fix was to replace the ECM.Found a used one and tried.No more no starts.Don't understand why had to wait 3 minutes but there are a lot of things I don't understand. Most people suggested replacing the Master relay.If they had read they would have seen...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 2HKRL186X1
OK,so we went through and tested various sensors on this trans. Many thanks to those of you who gave me info concerning this trans. it was a lot of help towards getting this taken care of. I changed out the lockup and shift control solenoid A with the used par...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L ignition switch VIN: KMHWF35HO4
thanks for all the replies. The fix unfortunately was to cut the igniton switch out with a dremel. Customer had tried to turn the switch to the acc position with a screw driver and made any attempt to rotate switch impossible.
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM85C73E45
this car needed afuel presure regulator i did nhave to check it for two days before i caught it leaking thank you
1997 Jaguar XJ 6.0L ignition sys VIN: SAJDKANS4B
This 1 has the solution and now it's working like real 12 cylinders engine.I got very useful information from Chris(NJ),Brian(California)and Bob(North Carolina) - but most of them talked about the 5.3l and I have the 6.0l with the DIS Ignition System with two ...
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L oi pump cover VIN: JTHBN30F91
We drilled out the broken stud using the hole in the oil pumpcover for the guide. I ordered a Heili-coil which I will install tommorrow and the correct bolt from lexus. We did not remove the oil pump. I was able to get ZEEBO to come here and take a look and h...
2003 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22593
Thanks for all who replied. The air flow tube from the air filter had a crack in it. Thanks al Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Exhaust).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L LS seat, int lights. VIN: WDBRF64J61
We did a full scan on the vehicle and found DCM-fl B1102 code concerning the N69/1 left front door control module. The power window relay remains in the switched state. Checked inputs and outputs from module and determined the module is causing the problems wi...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6L turn signals VIN: WPOAA29972
The car sat in the shop for about 1 week after the problem stopped and I could not get it to act up. I suspected the right power window motor to be the possible cause. I thought so because it would short the B6 fuse circuit when the right door was closed and...
2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L air bag light VIN: KL5VJ56L15
Thanks to all replies. At this point the vehicle is sitting in the front line for sale "as is" with the airbag light on. If it doesn't sell then will take to Suzuki. We checked everything we could possibly check and all seems good. May be the module? we'll see...
1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L Engine VIN: 1F34K89345
Thanks for the help my buddy and I are grateful. Turned out as most suggested headgasket was not blown but leaking hot gases into coolant causing it to over heat. He decided car not worth head gasket job as it most likely so warped it would need an engine. Tha...
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