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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF832XW
Vehicle came in with a mil on. Checked and found lean codes for bank 1 and 2. No other codes. Smoke checked and found the intake rear cover and the pcv tube under the intake leaked badly. Removed manifold and replaced pcv tube, all gaskets and the rear cover.S... Trouble codes: P1385 (Knock sensor circuit 4), P0330 (knock sensor circuit bank 2), P0430 (Cat sys efficiency below treshold bank 1), P0420 (Cat sys efficiency below threshold bank 2), P0153 (02 sensor slow response B2 S1)
1999 BMW 323is 2.5L starter VIN: WBABF833XX
We have a penny pincher here. Starter spins sometimes but doesn't engage. The flywheel teeth look pretty good so I pretty much think the starter is toast.Customer knows starter replacement is fairly expensive due to the flat rate hours requested and is hedging...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L all lights are dead VIN: WBAWB73567
ok. i have a bmw thats been at my shop for awhile. story is that car was sent for factory not working. no int. lights, no dash lights, no lights of any kind, but lights would flash on and of maybe 8 sec. apart. now bmw had car and has not been able to fix all ...
1990 Buick Skylark Custom 2.5L Battery voltage VIN: 1G4NV54U7L
This little Buick is a clean old car. Taken care of properly. But it will drain the battery after sitting 5 or more days. After extensive circuit removal from system, I found that the battery drain will only go away with both the battery supply to the ECM and ...
2002 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J12
Hello Gm Techs: I have this 2002 Buick century 3100 engine with MIL on, DTC P0300 random missfire. The idle is OK but will not accelerate with load or rev up on idle. I have replaced the intake gasket, had coolant mixing with oil, but still have the issue. The... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire)
1981 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Distributor VIN: 1G6A04747B
The problem with the Caddy is the picture I have for the firing order and timing marks is not close to where it is in the car. I did a head job on this Caddy and I did remove the cap without checking/marking #1. I know not very smart. I did NOT remove or even ...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L ipc VIN: 1G6KD52Y1T
I have more or less narrowed the problem down to the IPC on this Caddy, and would like some other opinions before I send it out for repairs. The problem is that intermitantly the dash on this car will go blank, along with the heater, information controls, radi...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14H8K
Truck was towed in 2 days ago & would not run. Start, surge, & die. Customer wanted me to diag. and R&R broken exhaust manifold bolt. He said someone told him the left injector was not spraying. Checked injector spray. I pulled the TB; cleaned and reinstalled...
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M8X
Car Brought In From Another Shop. They Have Replaced Coil Wires And Plugs, We Swaped Injectors And Miss Stays At Cyl 2 And 5. Miss Happens Above 2000 RPM. No Miss At Idle. Fuel Pressure 38LBS Running. Whe Miss Happens Rpm 2500, Maf 17.39, Enging Load 11%, Inje... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Four Wheel Drive VIN: 2GCEK19TXX
Vehicle was brought in due to 4 wheel drive not engaging in 4hi or 4lo. Works in auto 4 wheel drive only. Followed the flow chart provided by mitchell for the 4 wheel drive, brought to the module. Replaced the module, no change. Replaced the switch on the dash...
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK5280Y
Customer has had this recurring P0171 code for the past 1 year or so. Upstream and downstream O2 sensors have been replaced as well as spark plugs. Came to me and I performed smoke test to see if vacuum leak was the cause - no leak noted. As you drive the car ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L Heated Seats VIN: 1GNDT13S32
Cust replaced drivers door module with used unit from junkyard because all windows were inop from drivers door. Windows work but drivers heated seat does not. Question is all switches and connectors are there but no activity in data list when switch pressed, i...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13573
This vehicle has had coolant temp codes in each of the last three years. About every 20k the light comes on. We have flushed the cooling system during that period and replaced the thermostat on two occassions already. There are hits for a problem in the coolan... Trouble codes: P0128
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G1WH52K43
Car will not start on first try much of the time, mostly when it is cold. This car has a system where the key initiates the process and it should turn over until it starts. It often stalls (doesn't start) after turning a few seconds the first time but always d...
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L charging system VIN: 2CNDL13F56
Hello! Any help you can give us with this nightmare will be greatly appreciated. Customer complained that her 2006 Chev. Equinox LS would have a dead battery after letting it sit overnight. We had the vehicle towed in and charged the battery fully and tested b...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Gauge Cluster VIN: 1C4GP64LXY
This van was towed in about two weeks ago for a no start/no crank condition. The customer had brought it to another shop who had it narrowed down to a anti-theft issue and proceded to try to sell her a new body control module. She didint care for the price tag...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP44311
this vehicle came to us after another shop had replaced 5 oxygen sensors (brand unknown)up stream for heater circuit code p0135. we performed the published diagnostics and found the o2 heater open. we replaced the b1s1 o2 with dealer part and 6 weeks later the... Trouble codes: P0135 (b1s1 o21 sensor heater circuit)
2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L starter VIN: 2A8HR44H08
Hi all. Got a strange one here. At times the van is a no-crank. When this happens I see that the instrument cluster is dead- no odometer, no gauges, also nothing works that should with the ignition in the "on" position. Repeated cycling of the key eventually g...
1996 Dodge B1500 5.2L Stall VIN: 1BH7HC3Y3T
Vehicle will not start when cold unless the throttle is depressed 1/4 or more. Once the vehicle starts it will stall when foot taken off pedal. After 5 min vehicle runs and idles normal. vehicle appears to have good MAP and IAC. The O2 sensor readings are 4.96...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Misfire VIN: 1B7HF13Y0X
a guy brought this truck into my shop for a simple misfire. i run a scan to see cylinder 4 misfire so i checked fire and it is fireing on all cylinders. i pulled the plug only to find it was soaked in gas. i put another plug in and it soaked it in about 30 sec...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Blend door actuator VIN: 3B7HF13Z61
Hello Chrysler techs. Have this 01 R1500 that has a bad blend [hot/cold] door electric actuator and I need to know how difficult it is to replace it before I quote my customer a price. Can't seem to find an exact time for r&r of this particular actuator in Mit...
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L headlights VIN: 2D4GP44L67
Hi,I have an 07 caravan that upon start up the headlights & blower fan do not work, also the passenger air bag light flickers while this is happening. It is also very intermitant, you can go a week without this happening so trying do diagnose it has been tough...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34XON
Hello Ford Techs,I'm helping a buddy at another shop.This Explorer runs good when cold,but when fully warmed up cuts out at WOT!!Fuel pressure is good[@40 psi] when it does this and scan data looks normal.On board tach jumps and will not stop cutting out,but "...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L unable to fill tank VIN: 1FTCR14A9T
this should be a easy one but here we go, came in for leak when filling tank filler hose assy cracked bad, replaced now can fill tank kicks off pump, rechecked filler neck and hose installation no issues seen, problem does not appear to be in tank but external...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62WVH
I am pulling my hair out here. This T-Bird came in with SES light on. Scanning found P0340 cmp sensor fault. Tested sensor to find irratic signal, replaced cam sensor, code returned instantly at 2nd start. Following harness tested to PCM found OK. Replaced cra... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor Fault)
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L 2wd-4wd shift VIN: 1FTDF0868V
vehicle drives fine in 2wd, nothing unusual. pulling the transfer case shift lever back, it only moves about 1/2 inch, then a solid stop, will not move any further, solid. linkage visually looks fine underneath. is there something i'm missing? i have a hard ti...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L leaking gas tank VIN: 1FAFP66L7X
Well got into a pickle. Had evape issues with this car last fall. Narrowed problem down to the two venting check valves on top of the plastic gas tank for the evape system. I was able to order new valves, only thing they are glued into the tank. I decided to u...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L exhaust VIN: 1FTNX21F7X
2000 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L MIL Lamp on
o2 sensors look ok, switching normally. i'm wondering why this fuel level sensor code would come back, the gauge is reading normal (according to the PID). stft bank 1 is around +10%.i've read that maf's are common problems on there engines, but it seems normal... Trouble codes: P0172, P0460
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U71
Thanks everyone in advance, this I'm sure will seem like a silly question but I'm either missing something simple or losng my mind. I can't find a TDC mark on this engine. I have the OTC tool to check the cam sync. I've looked on Mitchell as well as the engine... Trouble codes: P1309 (cam sync)
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P62
After doing a timing belt and water pump on this escort while on test drive mil lamp came on,scanned system and found bank one system to lean I believe it was a P0172,after looking at the O2 readings I decided to put a front O2 sensor in the vehicle,but did no...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L no throttle respons VIN: 1FTPW12534
push on gas pedal have no response. ran live data with modis and have codes p2104/p2112. tech had worked on for two days with no answer..hes checked the apps signal voltages when appling pedal pressure and releasing and their all in range and isnt sure what to... Trouble codes: P2104, P2112
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L abs module VIN: 1FMFU18L04
Need someone in North Jersey to Reflash my abs module on personal vehicle. Here is the story after months of trying to repair my 4wd and advancetrack i finally did thru info found on identfix. turns out it was a splice near the b pilar. In teating i removed t...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20P64
This truck has been in my possession since march of this year (2009). Customer finally decided to get it repaired. I had a help request for this one in march which I had to close with a no fix. I made a mistake in that post with the year. It is 2004 not 05 as ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L master cylinder VIN: 1FTSW21P45
we performed a brake flush as preventative maintenance on this truck about 3000 miles ago. it has returned with a failed master cylinder due to a bypass condition. the fluid is now green but still retains the consistency and odor of normal brake fluid. the cus...
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L engine vibration VIN: 1FTPW12598
2008 Ford F-150, 5.4, no codes, no real drivability issues. However, their is a slight but very noticable harmonic vibration emiting from the engine in PNRDL(all gears) from idle up to 3500+ rpm. You can feel it while driving or in Neutral. Its harmonic in nat...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L lockup VIN: 5FNRL38775
Customer bought van used. Complains of problem since purchase. ECO light illuminates while cruising between speeds of 60-80MPH. Vehicle feels as if it shifts or lunges and then a shudder occurs until ECO light goes off. Shudder does not reoccur until ECO li...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Clutch VIN: KMHHN65F03
Found worn out clutch , replaced with after market disc , pressure plate ect... ( was a pull type clutch ) after reassemble clutch will not complety disengage , Remove trans again inspect all parts matched part ( about 300 times ) install another new clutch ki...
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L ignition lights VIN: JNKAY21D7R
Hi All,Customer brought car in saying car would not cut off unless they put it in neutral.We did`nt get car to do this it cut off in park like it should,But as soon as engine dies all ignition ligts come back on like some cars with a diode in alt bad.Just wond...
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Heater Core VIN: JACDH58W9N
Alright Isuzu techs...where are you at! I am working on a 92 trooper with a 3.2l and the bottom nozzle to the heater core is broken off. I have looked at mitchell and it is very vague on replacement of heater core. Looking at it, the top heater hose is crammed...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L flywheel VIN: SAJEA51C53
vehicle came in on tow truck as no start . customer stated that daughter was driving . she came to a stop and heard a clunk and the engine died and would not crank . i hit the key and it starts to crank but seemed like it was binding up. i put a breaker bar on...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L wheel sensor VIN: 1J4GW58N3Y
2 abs codes...1 for lt frt speed sensor...1 for accell sensor, or "g" sensor install new lt frt sensor, and clear codes sensor code sets with key on immeadiatly..have not driven to see if g sensor code returns pin point test pointed to cab module, so tried one...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Engine VIN: 1J4GW48N9Y
Vehicle was towed in due to overheat. Diagnosed bad head gasket and lower bearing noise. Installed rebuilt crate longblock for initial diagnosis. Vehicle left with customer running fine. Vehicle came back with SES light on, Code P0304 Cyl 4 misfire. Checked S...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L all running lights VIN: KNDJC73343
we can not get any lights to work on this thing. we have checked all the fuses and all are good. we have daytime running lights head lights and dash lights. any help with this thing would be more than apprecated. thank you. happy new year to everyone
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L temp. actuator VIN: 1LNLM81F5L
Good evening to all.Sorry for the lack of initial diag. results on this one but Im having a hard time locating information on this hvac system (quick check on my brother inlaws mitchell provided no diag. help and local Ford dealer says bring it in @ $90 an hou...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA2217S
2.5L Millenia stalls during cruise. Restarts with excessive cranking. Customer brought it into the shop we pulled 6 DTC's. I read about a ground on the thermostat housing coming loose. I had Removed, cleaned, dialectric greased, and, tightend it. I hooked up a... Trouble codes: P0100 (MAF Mass or volume air flow A circuit), P0725 (ckp), P1195 (Manufacturer controlled fuel and air), P1522 (VRIS solenoid), P1777 (TCC Manufacturer controlled transmission), P1792 (TPS Manufacturer controlled transmission)
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2228Y
Thanks for reading this. The problem is that my scanner (Genisys with system 3.0 and 2008 software and cable)shows LT fuel trim to be -77% to -71%, while ST fuel trim is anywhere from 250% to 22,000%! That is not a typo--22,000 percent fuel trim. Now, we all k... Trouble codes: P0420
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L speedometer VIN: WDBBA48D4H
Hi group and Happy new year.have this 87 560sl,spedometer and odometer was inop before trans rebuilt,speed sensor on trans is part of harness about 296.00 list price,need some help where to look(over voltage protection relaY IS GOOD AND FUSE IS NOT BLOWN)had i...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L electrical/fuel? VIN: WDBEA92E4S
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L ASR/Abs system VIN: WDBFA76E4S
had this vehicle come in customer complaint that ASR and ABS lamps on code 030 present and no power (torque reduction due to ASR). Checked for codes. Code 030 no reception found for ASR bus element. I followed all procedures for testing through the AllData sys...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L all gears VIN: WDBRN47532
Vehicle shifts fine cold and soon as trans warms up its done, wont move, let car cool down or wait thill next day and trans shifts fine until it gets hot(after about 15 min)trans code is p2502.
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U14
Found TSB for reprogram pcm for misfire. Need help for po606 has anybody seen this concern before. Car runs good other wise. Thanks Bill Trouble codes: P0316, P0606
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4KX31G03
Car came in with mill on and code p0442 evap leak small code. Smoke tested car and found hole in rusted out filler neck. Car came back 1 week later with same code and found no leaks but the evap purge solenoid would not hold vacuum on the evap side of solenoid... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap leak small)
1991 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L Fuel Injectors VIN: JN1MS36P3M
Hey I'm back again but this time with the car running, well sort of. I ran a compression test, all 4 cylinders are great, about 180 psi. Means rings are good, valves are sealing and not sticking. But before tons of oil was coming out of the exhaust. It was a...
2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08U65
after cleaning throttle plate of carbon buildup approx after four consecutive starts dtc p0507 idle speed to high was set have since cleared kam and tried again with no resolution attempting to search for any similar or known concerns Trouble codes: P0507
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L abs VIN: 1G2WR52141
this car came in for an abs/tcs light on hooked up scanner and pulled codes c0040: right front wheel speed sensor circuit performance and c0450 power steering control circuit. drove vehicle and all wheel speed sensors are within 1-2 mph of eachother. before hu...
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29603
i am not a subaru tech. thanks in advance for the help. my friend had a check engine light on for a cat. efficiency code. replace cat with and oem cat. two days later mil on with p0301. code was not there befor. says light off in the morning but after 15 min c... Trouble codes: P0301
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN01PXR
this truck has a intermitant no start cold. cranks fine all the time. when a noid light is installed has no light at the cold start injector most of the time. my Mitchell OD does not have the cold start injector wiring diagram please give some ideas and send a...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBT44A11
This one is making me feel stupid... was called in to remedy a rear 0\2 sensor problem, scanned & found no voltage @ either rear sensor, unplugged & checked for power & ground to heaters, ok! checked for ground to computer & it too was ok! put a signal in the ...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L brakes VIN: 5TEUX42N76
out in the cold the front brakes lock up and dont realease right away but if you wait a few seconds they will release i can not get it to do it in the shop but it will do it out side in the cold and ice it gets bad enough where you have to put it in 4 wheel dr...

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1999 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L No Start, Floods cold VIN: WAUGB28D3X
Thanks for the replies...they were very helpful. First the MAF scan tool reading KOEO is normal. It is some sort of reference from the computer. The MAF on this vehicle has no supply voltage until the fuel pump relay is energized. The problem was in the po...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM533XX
Thanks for the input guys. We dont have the Vacu-Tech on hand so the s/a decided to just order a DTML pump, which luckily solved the issue. Trouble codes: P0455 (large leak).
1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 7.0L wheel bearing VIN: 6L47S8Q275
Well, the consensus seems to be tighten the nut to 110ft lbs and forget about it! I know there is a spacer between the two bearings, but to me the spacer seems to locate the races, not the tapered roller bearings. So, that's why it seems to me the torque is cr...
2000 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L cracked flywheel VIN: 1GCK24U1YE
well thanks every one for your help,i just did what you and gm said,knocked the spacer out.when it arrived it came with longer bolts and a nice beefy spacer and i was thinking the spacer distributed the load to stop it from cracking,but after reading replies i...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: T12G361366
called dealership 3 times and the last time talked to someone that knew what was going on. they have wrong part listed for my repair have the right part coming today. thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0446.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Stall VIN: 1GCGC13U63
TPS wasbad $240.00 Found that the TPS was intermitantly failing and was not operating in range when vehicle was having the difficuties.
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Door locks, Insterment lights VIN: 1GNEC16Z74
First let me thank all who responded to my call for help. Then pat William of Florida. And Glen of ILL. As they called right on the head. While all grounds were connected to the engine the small wire that goes to the passenger rear side of block was not attach...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP64L52
Thanks to all that replied. This one did turn out to be a wiring harness issue in the signal wire from the ecm to the crank sensor. When I ran the new harness I failed to cut the signal wire at the ecm and what ever that wire has shorted to would not allow a s... Trouble codes: P1391.
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Mode door actuator VIN: R92N150814
As I mention last night, it 's the blend air door motor seized and send a different signal to BCM, so BCM put the blend air actuator motor to vents, today when I got the car back from the customer, I removed the center console to get access to the motor, after...
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1B3EJ46X2Y
Thanks to all who posted. I am embarssed to say that I did have the calipers mixed up. After I switched them around the bleeders were much higher. I let them gravity bleed because I had no help at the time and the pedal was hard as it should be. Thanks again f...
1987 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FABP40E1H
replacing pcm fixed vehicle. took a few weeks to get 1. ran seperate wires from dist. to pcm. still had same problem. pmc was the last step. no more problems.
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Blend door VIN: 1FALP52U2S
Im going to close before the fix as the customer has an idea that he can get a blend door out of Canada. Either way we will repair even if I have to build him a door. The answers fom you guys were split between the actuator and the door and it does appear that...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L compass temp VIN: 1FMRU1564Y
Hello every one thank you for all your help ordered a new display unit from the dealer, working perfect. Got a bad one form the gunk yard. Again BIG thanks Bob [...]
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F3Y
ok thanks for all the great replies, my truck is fixed. i did as a couple of you suggested and checked the continuity between the ecm and idm and all was good. i then decided to pull the right bank valve cover as it was the most common reply i got and there it... Trouble codes: P1670, P1316, P1248, P0677, P1293.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF20L62
Thanks guys looks like the brand new coil that I put in turned out to be defective replaced it and the fouled plug now its perfect Trouble codes: P0301, P0316.
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L no power VIN: 1FDSS34FX2
many great responses as always, in the process of testing scanned vehicle again now it started setting a P1670 idm ef code, got valve cover of and has 275 psi compression low usually like to see around 400 psi, started testing the idm ckts only to find it was ... Trouble codes: P0284 (cylinder 8 contribution balance).
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, LOW POWER VIN: 1FTSS34P55
Thanks For all your help! We ended up taking this unit to a Ford Dealer to get the computer updated(had not been done ever) The dealer ship said they needed to change the EGR to rule that out as as issue. Customer said not yet and took the van. He did [...] me ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Coast down VIN: 1FTWW31YX5
Customer will not return my calls. He also wrote me a hot check. I beleive he put the wrong fluid in truck, because after we serviced it, the problem has got better, and most of the time it does not do it. I think the downshift pattern is normal.
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L speedo VIN: 1FTWW1P16E
Thanks to all that responded. It was very hard to come up with a wiring diag. that was correct on mitchel. In fact I had to go to alldata to find how it communicates. So speed sensors send there signal to the ABS module, ABS takes the three speed signals in an...
1993 Geo Prizm LSi 1.6L No Start VIN: 1Y1SK5368P
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L door locks, brake light, a/c VIN: 2HGE515591
Ran the multiplex controller test, controller failed. The failed controller caused loss of door locks, dome light, A/C. It appears that the battery was jump started positive to negative. The alternator was also damaged. Replaced the underdash controller/fuse...
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NMSG13D57
My thanks to all those who replied. After checking for vacuum leaks, including the pcv valve , I was standing under the truck with it running and thought i heard a hissing noise , like a vacuum leak, at the fuel tank. I clamped off the canister purge hose ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Front of motor VIN: SAJHX62248
Thanks to all who responded. My specific request was replied to several times indicating that others had viewed the job as I did and agreed that it was possible to replace the secondary timing chains without removing the whole timing chain assembly. I did this...
2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L heater VIN: SAJWA73BX4
This Jag doesn't have two piece heater core. There is one core. I replaced it and all is well. I have heat on both sides of cabin.
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, abs light on aswell VIN: JTJGF1DV62
Thank you all who replied. we replaced the charcoal canister and the light never came back on. sorry for the delayed respose. Trouble codes: P0440.
2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Misfire, no spark cyl.3&4 VIN: JM3LW28Y11
The boys in B.C. got their schtuff together. George, Micheal and Marty who helped me out on my last help request...also a Mazda, these P.O.Ss keep kickin my yayhoo. This ones been a month, customers in a rental, and it ain't right yet so PLEASE STAY IN TOUCH!!...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L crank sensor VIN: 1G3WX5ZH8Y
Thank you to all of you for your help! Unfortunatly this customers pocketbook will not let us continue. We did swap out the non factory ckp sensor with a delco but still had the problem. Never could get a hick-up or a code while wiggling, shaking or manhandli...
2003 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L heater VIN: 1GHDT13S73
Thank you for the replies, as I suspected the actuator fixed the problem. The pinpoint tests in this case could be misleading as they do not give a postion voltage that will cause the fault. All replies stated the actuator as common.
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Brake Bleeding VIN: JT3AC11R2M
Thanks to all for the help .pulled master cyl to bleed and start fresh found bad master talked to customer it was a reman thanks again
1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2ST87N9N
Thank you for all your help. The problem turned out to be mechanical. The exhaust cam on the reman engine we installed was five teeth retarded. It came that way from the factory. Thank you again. Jack [...]
2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2.7L head gasket VIN: 4TAWM72N3Y
Sorry for the long delay. The customer returned with vehicle with no signs of contamination in coolant. I can only assume the quick change guys accidently put some kind of oil in the cooling system. All is well. Thank you for all of the replies and great i...
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