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2002 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B72
Intake air temp reads -40 all the time pluged in or not assuing i have a brokenmwire somewhere howwever i would like to know if i am missing a fuse or somthing here cant fid a wiring problem. help me out please again and thank you Trouble codes: P0113
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L starter
The starter drive is bad on this E36 Bimmer...looking from underneath and from the top, cant decide the best method to attack this starter. Am I gonna have to remove the intake plenum to get it out? Just need a little guidance here, thanks Mike
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Charging VIN: WBABN53492
This car came in with no charge condition. Verified battery voltage at output wire at rear of alternator, have power at both small wires. Replaced alternator, charging system voltage lower than I liked, but acceptable. car came back next day with dead battery,...
2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAV53473K
Has lean mixture, pending po171 & po174 codes; no obvious vacuum leaks Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, P0449 VIN: 1G4HP54K92
We just replaced the transmission in this 2002 3.8 LeSabre Custom. (It's my Wife's car so, I really have a vested interest in getting it straightened out!) The engine idles fine after a cold start, the rpm drops normally as it warms up but, once down to about ... Trouble codes: P0449 (Evap System Vent / Solenoid Valve Malfunction)
2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L Steering VIN: 1G6KF5794Y
Hi; 2000 Deville DTS. Came in for an engine swap. Dropped the cradle and swapped the engine. Used original steering rack, rotors wheel speed sensors. When took for test drive, Steering wheel was 180 degrees out. Was able to unhook steering shaft and rotate. N...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L no communication VIN: 1G6KD54YX3
customer states that windows were inop, dash inop, would not start or except jump start. customer replaced batt and was able to drive in. i found communication codes in all 19 modules. also found the positive batt lug was loose and screwed in on angle. i remov...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G1FP33F9M
Hello everyone, this car is giving the shop fits. this car came in for us to get it through emissions, high hc. We found that the egr was not hold vacuum, replaced it. found plug wires and cap and rotor were bad, replaced along with plugs. did a fuel injection...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W3R
truck came in with a no start problem.found no fuel pressure.replaced fuel pump and strainer.have 60 psi when trying to start.truck will not start inless starting fluid is sprayed in throttle body and then runs good.still has around 60 psi fuel pressure.but if...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK19R6W
this truck starts up fine, idles fine, as it warms up it slowly looses power in which it won't rev up. the maximum rpm's it will go keep decreasing to it finally won't rev past 3500 rpm's. when it finally reaches max rpm it breaks up and sometimes pops under i... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13WY2
i have a blazer with no 4wd, selector switch does not light in any position,fuses are all good. checked selector with vantage meter, resistance values are correct for each button pushed.power and grounds scanner will not communicate with transfer case mo...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: IGNCS18W3Y
have a p1345 code, have checked distributor at tdc and the button is pointed at the 6 on the housing. it idles good. have moved the distrbutor and still the same code.this is the edi ignition system. Trouble codes: P1345
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U44
Can any one help me with this one? I have got a miss at Idle that I just cannot seem to nail down. I have ran through all the basics and just cannot find any answers. I thought it might be from the contaminated gasoline that had diesel in it. But after two fue... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L battery VIN: 2GCEC13ZX6
This vehicle has a new battery,the alternator charges at 14.1 volts and has no aftermarket equipment installed and nothing is plugged into the 12 volt outlets.The battery goes dead (1.9 volts)overnight.I did a current draw test which it failed miserably.It rea...
2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS14666
This Chevy came in with a lite on and surging and hesitating. Code p0017. I changed the CMP and CKP but there was no change. I checked the variable timing solenoid out of the truck but it appeared to be working ok. It looks like I may have to replace the varia... Trouble codes: P0017 (CKP-CMP Correlation), P0300 (Misfire)
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GF68424
Vehicle came in for the Check Engine Light on. P0401. With scanner did egr test. This EGR does not have a vacuum hose but gets a PWM signal from ecm. When activated by scanner, the egr position voltage goes from 4.0V to 3.0v and engine will stumble and idle ro... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Performance)
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B7KC23Z9W
Pressures sensors and valve body have been replaced. Trans was rebuilt. we are trying to find information about this "magic wire" that will fix this tranny.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HC134WJ
This vehicle does crank but will not start and has a "no response" result when trying to power up the scanner. This is found on ALL controlers. There are times when the ABS will respond and read. When this occures I get a code 72 (rom check sum), 71 (ram read/...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC16XXY
I`m posting this for a fellow technician. He has checked the tune up, "Champion" spark plugs clean & like new. Wire set looks good, as does cap & rotor. Swapped plug to another cylinder & tried moving the injector to another cylinder, but truck continues to sk... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire detected)
1993 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTJW35F0S
Glow plug (element end) on drivers side is stuck in head any body got any omg i was so lucky stories about getting one out otherwise its head off time . Peace
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4F4CR12U3R
Hello all and thanks in advance. This is actually a Mazda B3000, which is identical to a Ranger. It has a cooling system knock from steam pulsation when warm that varies in severity. There is a TSB for this that involved installing a lower radiator hose with a...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L serpintine belt VIN: 1FTHE24H2S
Help we have this van from hell the belt squeals after being replaced aprox 2k to 3k miles 4 differant times have used gates and motorcraft belts replace tensoner also belts look to be tracking good
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L filter VIN: 1FALP52U5T
vehicle came in a few days ago with a cracked p/s filter (plastic). i replaced the filter, bled the system and test drove. p/s was working well. vehicle came back next morning with filter blown out again. i checked for restrictions in return.the cooler gave a ...
1997 Ford F-250 XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTFX28L8V
First off I just joined, haven't had a chance to pay yet and check the history if this has happened before, but in the meantime thought I would call on some Ford experts for help.. I have this truck and its haunting me big time...Came in with a misfire #8 cyl... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cylinder 8 Misfire)
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L improper shift VIN: 1FMYU22X6X
When i put this trans in rev. or drive it will move alittle. Its not in gear 100 %, If i put it in manual low the trans will grab hard and then everything is fine for awhile.It will shift properly and pull great.I removed the pan and found fluid and filter gre...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07612
Hello All I have a problem I never seen before. I'm working on a 2002 Ford F150 4.6 lt. Auto trans. This truck has a code P0175 Too rich bank 2. OK heres the good part. Looking at live data bank 1 LTFT is +25% and bank 2 LTFT is -25% at idle. At 2000 RPM B1 LT... Trouble codes: P0175 (Too rich bank 2)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 4 4 inop VIN: 1FTPX14584
The front hubs will not engauge ive replaced the switch behind the battery I have 20inch of vac at both front hubs if i apply vac to the big line on the hubs they will hold vac When in 4x4 the front axels turn but will not engauge im thinking i have some bad h...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L abs VIN: 1FTNF20L24
Hello all, ok just want to say thanks before hand. What we have here is failure to communicate. Guys this one os driving us crazy. The ABS lite and the speed-O will drop out intermittenly on a hard accel. So we thought maybe RWAL sensor. But then we can duplic...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U65
This is a personal vehicle. I bought wrecked and fixed for my mom. I had dropped engine out for repair to main frame rails. I had to replace front head and coil due to accident. Used those parts off a parts car with 73k on it. Vehicle has ran fine for about 20... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305, P0316
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W16
Vehicle came in about 2-3 months ago with compliant of no start vehicle started fine intill temp droped below 32 F. we got it to act up once and now its cold and vehicle is back found fuel pump not coming but after extended cranking pump will start to run and ...
1997 Geo Metro 1.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GF73TS345
hey guys i have a 97 metro this car will run great everywhere except idle fuel pump was replaced for no start got it started and the only way it will run is off idle i put a good known injector in but still no go regulator is good . anyone seen this before on ...
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 8.1L ABS Module VIN: 1GDJK34G14
Hello everyone & thanks in advance! I have an 04 GMC 3500 dump 4x4 with 8.1L and the Allison. I have at key on, ABS light, followed by brake light and warning chime for about 20 seconds or so. Lights stay on and brakes work fine, obviously with no ABS function...
1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Electronic VIN: KMHWF25S1Y
this sonata is in the fail mode (3rd gear) i have no back up light ,no speedometer, no range light in the cluster,and a not able to communicate whit the trans ecm .so am sure that the tecm as no power even if my fuse are okay.i have all data but could not find...
2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) 4.7L abs VIN: 1J8HG582X6
After replacing the Rack and Pinion on this vehicle the abs is very sensitive and will activate when taking a corner between 10 to 25 mph. The best way to really make the abs to activate is to turn in a circle at a steady speed and the abs starts grinding and ...
2004 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALTY19484
what is the easiest way to change the plug wires on this vehicle it is a 4.6 v8 with plug wires back behind motor crammed between firewall and back of engine cant even see them do you just fight it or take intake off or what. they call for 3 hours to do
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L master cyl VIN: JT8UF11E7L
This car has been sitting for a while,customer wants to get it running.there's no brake in the rear wheels.I checked the pistons in calipers they move freely.tried bleeding ,no fluid coming from them.remove nipples hit brake still no fluid.when i open the feed...
1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L No 3rd Gear VIN: 1YVGE31A6P
Hey guys, I've got a problem that I didn't want in the first place. Customer brought us vehicle with no 3rd gear or OD. Shifts 1-2 okay but freewheels when shifting to third. We avoid these G4AEL's if possible so we put in a used one (after trying to convince ...
2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JM1BK34345
Customer was very low on oil and lacked power. Also, noise in engine. Sounds like a loud rattle in the intake plenum. I have the following codes: P0011, P0340, P2088. Thank For Any Help.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Alarm VIN: WDBEA34D5N
Hello everybody out there, first time customer, dropped in, with an alarm coming on by itself while driving, he said. Since the alarm horn was on, he pulled off and disconnected the wires at the horn and kept on driving to the shop. There's a clicking sound fr...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WDBFA67FXW
came in for stalling condition replaced crank sensor and cleaned throttle plate was ok for a week when car came back it had a knock sensor code and stalls when at a cold idle thanks for any help Adam [...] Trouble codes: 1386 (knock senser control from ecm)
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Mechanical VIN: WDB3876901
please help i canot find fill plug for super charge = i wanted. to add oil for it!!! thank you and mery max to all ( make noise inthe mrning when cold
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MELM53S9V
Hello and thanks for reading, I have a low miles Sable with the 24 VALVE 3.0 that will miss at cruise. As soon as the EGR is turned on in 4th gear there will be multiple cylinder misfires with the fuel trims between 2-3% plus or minus. Long term trim is 4% ne...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L camshaft VIN: 1MELM53S9V
Hello and thanks for thaking the time to read, I have this DOHC 24 VALVE Sable that a pressure analysis shows one exhaust cam out of time but inspection of the chains, guides,marks/links and tensioners show nothing out of time. My question is; Has anyone se...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM55S2Y
Went out last week on a NO START, got to the car and it fired right and ran fine. Got here had the mil on and had code for lean exhaust. Found burnt pcv tubing under throttle body where they all burn and melt and replaced it, cleared codes all is fine still no... Trouble codes: P0191 (fual rail pressure sensor), P1237 (fuel pump secondary circuit)
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L wipers VIN: 2MEFM75W43
Wipers will start running and sometimes washer will run 10 -20 seconds, stop a minute and start again. This happens with KOEO or KOER, wiper switch is off.
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33405
hello group, this mini has p1477 listed and 09216 - clear codes - go to function test - leak detection pump - run test & 09216 resets, every time. i have limited info from alldata, i have looked over system, looked for leaks & found battery voltage at pump, re... Trouble codes: P1477, 09216 (evap leak detection pump control circut failure)
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4A3AX35GXX
This vehicle fell like it got an ignition misfire intermittenly at freeway speed around 3000 rpm, No code found in the engine computer, long fuel trim read about 3.9%, short fuel trim +- 5%,smoke check the intake system for leak,none found,check connection for...
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26Y9W
Hello, Sorry dont have code number I am at home. But we have looked at this before and we know it is a vss code and we have diag it and I went onto iatn and determined that the problem is in the cluster we did orignaly replace the vss sensor but code came ba...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L heat VIN: 3N1CB51D83
no heat at idle, if hold rpm up gets amazing heat. replaced thermostat with factory part, blead system with vehicle front end jacked up 3 feet, also tried air lift system still no heat. removed water pump and impeller okay.head gasket seems okay, no overheat c...
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E54
Ok so it came in a week ago with code p2135 so I held the throttle open by hand and cleaned the throttle body. I thought this would maybe take care of it. It didnt and I am guessing that when I did this I have now caused the po507 since the bore is now clean b... Trouble codes: P0507, P2135 (throttle pedal sensor a/b corraltion)
1997 Other GM H1 6.5L Electric VIN: 137ZA9036W
Had engine replaced at 42K, now has 47K. Problem began with stalling intermittantly at 2500-[...]. Owner said seemed like it ran out of fuel & unable to get started. Blown ECM fuse & will start but fuse continues to blow. Need to find wiring diagram to trac...
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L n/a VIN: 1G2J85248X
This car will not start Intermittently, seems to be more common in colder weather. Theft light flashes and there is a code P1629. I have checked everything vissually ( wires,connectors etc.) all looks good. Customer just waits approximately 10 mins then car wi...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: IG2NE12TOX
intemiitent no start, it starts runs fine, after about three minutes i notice a little vibration in the motor, not a missfire. all looks good on a modis fi pw is 1.8 at idle no resyncs, no codes. now the fun part. shut it off and it will not restart immedatly....
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L hood cable VIN: WP0AA0955G
a question to porsche techs out their. my servise writer just purchased this car and the hood cable broke i cant see how to get the thing open anyone have any tips.
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Heater VIN: WPOCA29941
This 911 has no heat from any vents, hoses to the heater core are hot.Alldata shows no heater valve, but a temp mixing valve. There are two motors I can see from the right lower heater case, one with a pink arm and one with a green arm.These seem to move back ...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3DD5836T
hard star cold fuel psi with gauge 39.5 idling. scan tool reading [...] were does it get this reading also coolant temp reading -40 jump sensor goes to 245 did tune up plug wire cap and rotor.the coolant temp should give more fuel cold reading -40.
2006 Saturn Ion-3 2.4L ignition
2006 saturn ion... when the key is turned to the off position it can not be removed... if you slam the shifter hard several times it may release
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BH68631
Don't laugh, this should be a no-brainer. Originally came in with a transmission fluid leak and found what appeared to be a leak from the transmision pan gasket. We resealed with an aftermarket sealer the first time, it came back maybe a month later leaking sl...
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L head bolt VIN: JF1GD29683
Hello this message goes out to everyone in the houston and sourrounding area we have this car that have pulled the engine on to do head gaskets and when removing head bolts one broke in the block about 2 inches down and there is about 3 inches of bolt left in ...
1993 Toyota Pickup 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13GXP
OK, this is a 93 pickup with a federal 2000 3.4L Tacoma engine swapped in. Having serious trouble with fuel trim(+30%) at all RPM ranges. Tried replacing multiple components, MAF, plugs, bumped fuel pressure with aftermarket regulator, O2S. What am I missing!?... Trouble codes: P0171

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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Drive-axles VIN: JHM782654J
2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L vsa VIN: 19UUA56882
Hi,the problem was the vsa control module.After replacing done neutral position memorization lite went out.
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L esp VIN: 3VWSE69M02
while testing the yaw rate sensor with key on and engine off, i noticed that the yaw rate signal would fluctuate between 1.63 to .54 volts even though the car was not moving or being touched also the acceleration sensor was reading .38 , i checked ohms for the...
2004 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJC68E34
Thank you for everyone who responded. Most said to clean the throttle and reset adaptations, others said to check the intercooler for leaks. I had done all this (reason for pulling hair out). I found the crankcase pressure relief valve (pancake, pcv) which I h... Trouble codes: 17705 (pressure drop between turbo and throttle).
1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WF5214X
Thanks for all of the advice-wow! I got a lot of responses. We tried many of the suggestions. Many people suggested that it was a security system issue, but it was not. Probably the best indicator of that is the fact that the car died while driving. As s...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J3Y
The problem turned out to be a intermittent short in the heater power supply (pink) wire for the rear o2. The wire harness that runs in front of the oil pan up & over the engine cradle splits off to transaxle speed sensor then goes to rear o2 was rubbing on... Trouble codes: P0133, P0135, P0141.
2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cluster VIN: 1G6KY54951
Thanks Everyone for the great replies. Come to find out, according to my GM parts dept, this car has had 6 replacement clusters. They offered to send me a replacement, but said that was it no more..., if it dont fix it you have something else wrong. With th...
1996 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Air bag light VIN: 1GCCS19X1T
We bought the air bag dignostic information from Mitchell on line. With that and the wiring information we determined a failed Air Bag Arming Sensor, GM #[...]. This sensor is located midship on the frame, drivers side, near the fuel filter. The part is no...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W6Y
Hello and thanks for all the great pointer, you were all very close. I disconnected both the 02 sensor's befor the converter and vehicle ran great with no misfires. I guess what threw me off was the fact that I have never seen plugged converts give me the read... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder misfire).
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Lighting
It turns out the new turn signal switch my customer ordered (online) was defective. All the turn signal lights work now. I remember telling him to order the good one from autozone but he had to save money with the 100 dollar part. the bad news is i wasted an e...
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.5L Fac DVD player VIN: IGNDV33L35
This can not be done with another factory player. Thanks to all
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S86
Bryon and Steve hit the nail on the head. A new pcm repaired the problem. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P2135.
2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L cluster VIN: 1GCFH15Z37
Thank you for the replies,this vehicle is a sherriffs van and take note that these vehicles are washed inside out every three weeks and what we found was one wire from the fuse box under the drivers seat that goes to the bcm lost power. we ran a wire directly ...
2007 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15TX7
i finally got the customer to leave it last night. i did some more testing without the customer on my back and found that the control(ground) side of the sensor heater intermittently shorted to ground when i wiggled the harness near back of engine block. this... Trouble codes: P0050, P0059.
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2C3JA53G15
I believe habitual Chrysler driveability may lead one to substance abuse. This car was fixed with a new MAP sensor. After my initial post, I unplugged the MAP sensor, and it ran good. Lightning bolt indicator was still on, limited power, but it started and ... Trouble codes: P2174 (Restricted air flow), P0129 (Baro out of range/low), P0700 (Trans control malfunction).
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46T5V
checking voltage at the pcm with just the ignition switch on i noticed that the voltage droped to 1 volt in a mater of seconds. replaced the ignition switch and the problem was solved. thaks for all the replies
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44332
Ok the Caravan is fixed. Thanks to all that responded to my help request. Like I stated earlier, checked for spark using spark tester,test showed spark,compression test was good, 175psi avg. injectors had signal from pcm (checked with noid light) checked injec... Trouble codes: P0302.
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Driveline VIN: WD2YD74273
We got the transmission back from rebuilder Monday. Installed it yesterday & test drove this morning. Works perfectly. As many of you suggested, the torque converter was bad. The rebuilder also found bad planetary gears in the transmission. We had them do a co...
2004 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L power steering pump VIN: 1B3ES76F34
thank you for your help, i looked at the screan in the resivor and it was clean, so i removed the return line at the pump and counted how long it took for the pump to pump all fluid in the resivor out. then i removed the high pressure line at the rack, and pr...
1985 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L 1-2&2-3 shift VIN: 1FABP22X5F
Problem was missing TV rod. Found 1 in salvage yard, Found the missing upper bushing in a HELP packet at Autozone.Thanks for all the replies. Dave
1992 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR14U3N
rechecked pulse would light up weak/no pulse spark good fuel pressure good checked pcm power and ground replaced pcm reved fine no bogging down cured problem
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FTCR15XXR
Sorry took so long to close this, I end it up ground the lock up solenoid wire so when the vehicle speed to 75-80kms it will goes in to lock up mode, but the downside is part or full throttle it won't disengage, I explain the fact to the customer and they are ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5141T
Thank you for all the replies. We went back to the basics with this one and found that the fuel was contaminated with an oily substance (possibly diesel fuel) did not smell like diesel, smelled like paint varnish. Completely drained fuel tank and added gasoli...
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1ZVLT20A3V
Yes thank you all for the help we have fixed this vehicle 97 ford probe 2.0 DOHC we did as everyone sead even a complete valve job no bent valves turnes out onlything diferent done was we soaked the lifters in oil for about 24 hrs pute the head back on (with t...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L fuel pump module VIN: 1FAFP55S1Y
I never found a diagram that included the fuel pump driver module, but I replaced the fuel pump driver module and the car is fixed. The car was so intermittent that is was hard to catch it. It's been 2 weeks now with no problems.
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Ignition Lock Cylinder VIN: 1FAFP3430Y
OK, so the Nightmare Ends. My thanks to those that replied, they gave me a different perspective on how to think outside the box. Unfortunately the fix was not as simple as i wished it to be. I ordered a new steering column after checking the Steering lock and...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L power steering VIN: 1FTSX31F22
we replace the pump with a ford pump and had to use vacuum to remove air from the system.
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTZX18W9W
Allright. I finally found the problem. The GEM was bad again, but that was a symptom of chewed wires shorting out beneath the rug on the drivers side. There is a plug inside the left kick panel that is identical to the one at the shift motor, so for diagnos...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMPU17L83
Thanks for all the help. I found an igniton coil on the number three cylinder that was sending feedback to the pcm. The problem was only apparent under a load. So my signature ramp tests at idle did no good. I had to put vehicle under a load and test. Car... Trouble codes: P0320.
1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L Stall VIN: 2C1MR2298V
Replaced the fuel pump and still had the same issue. Was looking down the throttle body while the vehicle was acting up. Noticed that the TBI Injector appeared to be intermittent. Checked pulse with of the injector and that looked good. Replaced the injector a...
1997 GMC Jimmy SLT 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W1V
bob and jon hit the nail on the head, checked running compression only had 60 psi. Never even thought about doing a running compression check, this will not burn me again. I tore the head off and sure enough #4 exhaust valve was sticking due to the fact it was... Trouble codes: P0304.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW48SX4
wiring harness shorted to ground at rear of valve cover (head stud) Trouble codes: P1389 (no asd relay ouput voltage pcm).
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Safety VIN: 1J4GL48K06
We have repaired this truck, after looking closer at the vin# in the ecm we found that the first 2 places in the # are missing. We used our Ease system, reinstalled the complete vin #, all the lights are out, all systems are functioning correctly, we also upd...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L warning lamps VIN: WDBEA34E6P
thanks to all for your help and it turns out the alternator was the problem not charging . rebuilt alternator and all lights went out. thanks again
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1MEFM53S3X
We tried another junk yard module to see if we could get the light to work, but it did not. We finally installed the orginal module again and the bulb check worked fine. The light is not on now again, so we are thinking it either had a bad connection that wa...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L warning indicaters VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
on this car i found iac shorted and back fed into ecm and burned a large spot in ecm.replaced iac with new part customer went with used ecm.had to take car to dealer to have theft now is fixed. how ever dealer tech advised me to disconnect electr...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D21
Well after reviewing everyone's replies I did double check the valve timing to be sure we didn't have a problem there - everything was good. So I ordered a new ECU from the dealer / the rebuilders out there were telling me that they don't like to rebuild that...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L class 2 bus line VIN: IG3NL12E83
First of all thanks agin for the help. I did find the splice pack and removed the comb i found the short to voltage in the abs module harness took harness apart and there it was. About 3 inches behind the plug to module. Thanks agin for the help biggest pro...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L cruise control VIN: 1G2WP12K2X
Unable to resolve concern at this time. Tried a second cruise control module and checked all wiring for grounds, opens, and shorts. Verified brake switches and cruise switches operated properly. Not being a GM dealer or independant shop, do not have access to...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Door locks, Bonnet release, interior lights. VIN: WPOCA29872
Well I would like to thank everyone who took the time to help me on this vehicle. Sorry for the late close, but being the nature of the problem I needed to give it time to make sure the fix worked. I started my search for the problem by doing as Joseph from O...
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