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1991 BMW 325is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAA1319L
Hello Everyone, Happy holidays to all. I have this BMW that does not start. Customer parked at work at the end of shift goes to car no start. I go to his work, seems to have no spark but fuel. i pulled a plug wire out and laid it on the valve cover and i saw...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Trunk Lock Actuator VIN: WBABR3346Y
Trunk will not open with key remote, button, or trunk handle switch. I can open manualy with key only. I tested all the central locking fuses. I connected the launch and when into central locking system. I can operate everthing again but not the trunk. I also ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83451
I had this 740il come in with multiple misfires. I found oil soaked coil boots. Replaced valve cover gaskets and plugs. I also replaced rear cover on intake (pcv). I still had misfire. I them replaced intake manifold gaskets. P0307 with P0300 misfires returned...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Accessories VIN: WBAFB33511
Okay, Have this x5 in great condition...turn signal inside do not show on dash,Radio does not come on. No bright light indicator does not shwo when brighst are on and seat belt indicator does not shut off ever. Found battery low voltage replace battery. repla...
1993 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L interior VIN: 1G4CW53L3P
Occasionally vehicle has a smell of hot candle wax burning in interior at traffic stops after 15 minuets never at cold start or before 15m. Had this occur last summer too, thinking it was from leaking oil on exhaust. Eng/tr replaced Nov 2009 for failing transm...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
After pressurer testing and resurfacing heads. We installed new gaskets. Engine started up right a way but was a little rough. I told my tech to bad it out of shop and let it idle so the lifter could pump up.He backed it out ,than shut it off and told me the o...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1GYEK63N02
thanks in advance for any help on this. the front differential on this vehicle is probably junk, side brg retainer is broken and diff is noisy, costomer has no money so my question here is, will damage occure to transfer case if i remove front drive shaft and ...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L oil pressure VIN: 1G6DM57N73
Vehicle died on highway for customer when message came up low oil pressre. Tow company added over 3 quarts of oil. Car started up and the customer brought it in for service thinking he only had a major oil leak problem. Valve cover gaskets leaking badly so i p...
1991 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2GCEK14Z2M
Customer complaining currently of intermittent stalling at intersections. There is also a hesitation. Checked fuel pressure which is good. Spark is good. Runs good on gradual throttle. No stored codes.Does anyone have any suggestion on what else could be causi...
1996 Chevrolet C60 Kodiak C6H042 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GBJ6H1P1T
vehicle has everything new.right side injector only fires on cranking will not fire in run mode.replaced with another injector in case new one was bad no change.found no signal coming from wire from d16 connecter replaced wire with whole new change repl...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.0L hyd. lifters VIN: 1GECK14M0V
Good day and thank you in advance for your assistance, My client had just purchased this truck at a very reasonable price, even though he knew about the lifter noise. It has had an intake gasket installed reciently. I removered the valve covers and ran the e...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L odor VIN: 3GNFK16Z92
this flex fuel vehicle has no running problems or starting problems. after the vehicle sits for awhile(not running) it has a bad gas smell inside vehicle that can be very strong. no codes are present. performed the 20 minute evaporative emessions tests with sc...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L shifts into neutral VIN: 1GCJK39152
speedometer would not work causing to shift into neutral shift indicater flashing replaced all speed sencers and shift soloind on side of transmission transmission shifts fine but but every now and then it shifts into neutral driving down the road drop it down...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNEK13Z33
I am looking for anybody that has had this code po178 come up before since I do not understand the FCS system well or others that do. Is the sensor in the fuel system/pump or is it regulated by the a/f sensors and is this the actual failure with this code. An... Trouble codes: P0178
2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS14H73
Hello every tech. I been working on the pick up pass few days, coudn't figure it out the ground wire from the Fuel Pump connector how it work,first of all the owner vehicle though, it was a fuel pump didn't give any fuel from the pump, then went ahead replace ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Differential VIN: 6981455515
Hi my question is approx 1 month prior an 03 silverodo 4wd 5.3l came into our shop and had an axle seal replace due to it leaking. The 4wd was not checked at this time and left the shop. once the snow came the customer noticed the 4wd was inoperative and retur...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L steering pressure VIN: 1GCEK19T84
Hello everyone i have this o4 chevy truck that came in today and the customer said he has a hard time turning the steering wheel left. I took the car out for test drive and it is very stiff to turn left but turning right is ok. It does not seem to make a diffe...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L speedo cluster VIN: 1GCHC24U84
speedo cluster on this truck sometimes does not work for what the customer states. I have driven the truck about 50 miles in the last few days and have not got it to not work. The only thing i notice is it seems that the speedo and tach needles when you start ...
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L instrument cluster bulbs VIN: 1GNDV23L55
I hate to open a help request for this, but I really have no other choice. I have this Uplander that has two bulbs blown in the instrument cluster. I am searching everywhere for these bulbs or atleast a part number and getting nowhere. I've called three Chevy ...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic LT 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHC23U77
When vehicle first came to the shop found misfires on all cyl. Tune-up was done at this time. After tune-up we found cyl 8 continued to miss but only at Idle. ran compression test and fourn cyl 8 low. Did head job and reinstalled head after returning from head... Trouble codes: P0200 (injection control fault), P0300 (random cyl misfire)
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L module VIN: 2C8GP64L71
Transmission will go into reverse and drive 2 only. New trans module is $343 list programming fee. Is this what I have to do?
1988 Dodge Ramcharger 5.9L shifting 2 high to4 high VIN: 3B4GW12W4J
t-case will not shift from 2 high to 4 high till you stop and put in nuteral will then shift freely as long as you drive stright as soon as you turn it will not shift.if you remove front drive shaft it shifts freely while moveing
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES27C7S
Vehicle originally came in with bad coil 1&4 and multiple misfire codes. After a tune up(plugs,wires,filters,adaptive reset and crank/cam relearn) with OE coil. (cyl.1 misfire remained). Swapped plugs and wires around. Compression check 150-160 all 4 cyls. Smo... Trouble codes: P0301, 43 (cylinder 1 misfire)
1996 Dodge B1500 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B6HB21X7T
I am trying to help a friend out 2 hours away. I have not personally layed hand on this van, all comunications have been over the phone. My buddy is a welder by trade and owns a welding/tractor repair shop. This van belongs to one of his regular customers. It ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L heater core VIN: 1458903486
heater core whats the time/ method required to replace heater core. alldata only shows 5or 6 hours and the info says dash removal and a/c evac is required. so before i give this guy a quote i would like some info in how long it really takes or if there is a be...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C8GP64L32
the owner of this vehicle complains that when she fills the tank the van will buck and stall sometimes.once the fuel level drops some,she says it runs fine.i've told her that i need to have the vehicle with a full tank so that i have a better chance of catchin...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L limp mode VIN: WDOPD14496
Just hoping anyone knows if this is a known issue with these. After resealing the trans plug, the trans worked fine for 50 miles. We have usually had good luck curing trans problems with MBs, but this one came back right away. The code it sets is for input spe...
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck Laramie 6.7L No Start VIN: 13Y7HD7890
replaced diesel pump and filter and lines,sprayed ether one time very small amount wanted to start i tested the fuel and its reaching all the way to injectors tubes not being injected to engine i believe? i primed the engine a couple of times did not make a di... Trouble codes: P242F, P1451
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C3X
this ranger came in with a very bad exhaust leak and 3 codes 1506,1400, and 0401. fixed exhaust cleared code and got only code 1506. replaced iac and still get code 1506. truck seems to idle high but no other driveability problems. not sure where to go next. Trouble codes: P1506 (iac over speed error), P0401, P1400 (egr sensor circuit low)
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L rear wiper VIN: 1FMPV18LXX
Hello, Have a 99 expedition with no rear wiper operation. Have confirmed up & down relay operation however, I have no signal at the rear of the vehicle on the body side of the harness just before the "flex point" of the rear door/hatch. Question #1 has anyone ...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP66L9X
Hey guys, could use some help. Ford Contour with intermittent trans problem. Sets code p1747 EPC solenoid short to ground. Sometimes vehicle runs perfect shifting through all gears fine.Other times will not shift into second gear at all and runs bad. Went thro...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Low Power VIN: 1FDWF37F5X
Hello everyone. I have this F350 that I kind of know was going to a challenge / nightmare from when I first laid eyes on it. I don't do a whole lot of these I think the third one i have seen .True Mileage is Unknown. When the truck came in it would barely run ... Trouble codes: P0470 (Exh back Pressure sensor circuit), P0275 (Cylinder 5 Balance/ Contribution), P0284 (Cylinder 8 Balance Contribution)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L hvac VIN: 2FTRX17W5X
Basically this truck looses flow/heat [below is related repair attempts] It does this even prior to thermostat operation,[ew aswell].Which leeds me to rule out radiator performance .Any ideas people?I'm wondering if particles from said impellar are restricting...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Starter VIN: 1FAFP55U5Y
The first time I drove the car after the swap it ran well, but the speedometer did not work. It seemed to shift OK, but we swapped the VSS from the original treansmission anyway. That did not fix it. The wiring for the VSS checked out OK. SO we swapped the PCM...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U8Y
Vehicle came in with CEL on, P0171, P0174. Customer said he replaced the PCV hose assembly because it was leaking. It was replaced and done correctly. Check for vac leaks, found none. Check MAF and baro readings w/ scan tool, everything looks good, cleaned MAF... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAHP36331
hello gent... please help.. i am working on 2001 focus, towing with no crank no start.. i check batt. o.k but no crank atall. i have starter signal from ignition switch but pcm not ground starter relay. i hook a master tech. scan tool in there is no communicat...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no 4x4 VIN: 1FMZU73K24
Hi guys, I may be in the wrong catagory here, maybe I should be in drivetrain, we have this explorer with auto 4x4 and it works in auto, however if you put it in manual 4x4 high or low the dash indicator will light up until you touch the gas then it flashes of... Trouble codes: C1805, U1900, U2023, P2106
2007 Ford Focus S 2.0L Air in p/s system VIN: 1FAFP34NO7
On intial visit from customer i replaced the p/s pump, resevoir seals and cap. Vehicle left for a day and returned with same complaint of no power steering. Fluid is coming out resevoir cap. Took vehicle to dealer for second opinion. Advised by dealer to repla...
1992 GMC Sonoma 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTDT19W3N
I havent worked on one of these motors for a long long time so it kind of has me scratching my head ! Code 45 Rich Exhaust, Has poor idle and you can smell it is super rich, I checked the M.A.P sensor, Fuel Reg, O/2 Sensor and Fuel Pressure, All Look good. I o... Trouble codes: 45 (Rich Exhaust)
2005 GMC W3500 Forward W3S042 6.0L batt lite blower motor brake and booster lite VIN: 4KDB4B1U05
Im looking for a wiring diagram for this truck, nothing except for the 6.0 is GM. The battery, brake, brake booster lite are on. They think the lites went out going over bumps. there is a relay up on the dash that cliks, when we unplug it the lites go out or a...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L emissions VIN: 1HGCD560VA
I have a 1997 Accord 2.2 that will not pass state inspection because it will not complete the readiness monitors checks for EGR, Oxygen Sensor or Catalist. When I scan the computer generically the Oxygen sensors are switching and have normal readings. What ...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L overdrive VIN: 2HKYF18703
sounds like a rattle, if you roll down the windows its terible noise sounds like from front of vehicle
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L can't fill fuel tank VIN: KMHCG45CX2
I or my customer cannot seem to get fuel to go into this fuel tank without popping the fuel fill nozzle every .25 gallons. I guess from what i've read this is a common problem with this car and the charcoal canister is to blame. My question is if i replace the...
2002 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA03902
Hello Jaguar Techs This car has the check engine light on, but runs OK, we retrieved the code with an OBDII scanner. I look for information to be able to troubleshoot for this code, but could not find any. I would appreciate if somebody could provide some info... Trouble codes: P1587 (throttle control modulator command malfunction)
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA71C14
Vehicle came into shop with MIL lamp on. Pulled codes found p0171, lean bank 1, P0301, P0303, P0305, check, for vacuum leak, made sure gaskets were good on dip stick, oil cap was tight, and Pcv gaskets good as well. found no vacuum lines loose or leaking. hook... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean Bank 1), P0301 (Misfire Cyl 1), P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3), P0305 (Misfire Cyl 5)
1999 Jeep TJ SE 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1J4FY29P1X
Help from all the JEEP guys Only the second week into the new year and nothing but electrical problems mind is FRIED. Has anybody run into P0203 on a 2.5 L jeep before. Swapped #3 and #4 inj. still get misfire #3.Wiring looks good, not misfiring all the time n... Trouble codes: P0203 (Injector 3 control cicuit), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire detected)
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L poor heat VIN: 1J4GW4S4YC
the following has been done please read carefully replaced heater core for customer it was leaking also installed new thermostat vehicle has poor heat in cab checked all blend door operations all are working and moving re removed hvac assembly checked seals al...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slabs VIN: SALTY1243Y
hay all you landrover experts out there i have this disco2 here it needs a slabs control mod and it has to be programmed we have the outologic but i dont see a programming funcion icon so my qustion is can the outologic program this see we have bmw on outologi...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SALTW19454
hello fellow techs, i have been side to side and up and down on this 2004 discovery se-7 and cannot find the fuel filter. i purchased a new fuel filter from my local napa store, and it is like an old style gm filter which goes in-line of the fuel line with two...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Stall VIN: 1LNLM9742R
We received this vehicle with severely blown head gaskets, so bad that you couldn't drive it. We pulled head and had them milled, reinstalled and every thing was fine, or so we thought. Now you can drive vehicle when the engine is cold and at times when warm y...
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5233W
This one has got me scratching my head. Vehicle came here from another shop. NO start. No spark, No injector pulse. Found EGI fuse blown. Tested circuit. Dead short to ground. Traced out wiring found harness melted at Alternator. Repair. Now we have spark and ... Trouble codes: 1345 (camshaft correlation)
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L unknown VIN: 4F2CU08191
Client complained of engine not shutting off for up to 15 minutes after ignition key is turned off. Brake light and battery light would come on intermittently. AVR test: OK. Test drove vehicle but did not experience any of these except brake light always on. T...
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22D72
Hey Guys, This 626 was purchased as a wreck at auction and when the guy couldn't get it running, it wound up here. No spark, no injector drive. When I clear the 2 codes, they reset as soon as the key is turned on. The theft light is off when the key is off, ... Trouble codes: P1603 (Code word not registered in PCM), P1604 (Key ID number not registered in PCM)
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: WDBHA22EOT
Hey fellow mercedes techs, got one I need some advice on. car came in with blown engine. we replaced engine with a used unit and engine would not start. It would start briefly and shut right down. the tech inspected wiring and connections and determined severe... Trouble codes: 116 (no can data from rcl control module), 117 (attempt to start with rcl locked)
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
This is a strange problem and I can't see how it is related, but after doing the above work this vehicle will not start. I know it started after the ball joints were done because I started it to move it forward on the alignment rack. however, I did not start i... Trouble codes: P2034 (crankshaft sensor)
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBRF84J83
hi everyone ..we have this mercedes original copmpaint customer came in with a poping noise heard from inside of the dash (drivers side),so we put a kit on per the noise was gone..customer came back 2 weeks later complaint of no heat on drivers side .....
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Misfire VIN: WDBUF56J66
Hello fellow technicians. I thought I had this 2006 Mercedes E350 with a 3.5 liter beat last Friday. The original 0810 malfunction code of secondary air injection at right bank of cylinders has returned today with a friend, 0814 secondary air malfunction. I ne... Trouble codes: 0810 (Malfunction of secondary air injection at right bank of cylinders.), 0814 (malfunction of secondary air injection)
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L transmission VIN: WMWRC33492
this vehicle came to our shop displaying a noise similar to the caliper dragging inside the wheel when turning left or right. the noise was a LOUD metal on metal grinding noise. we removed the front wheels and inspected the brakes and found no wear marks or me...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3AK54F9S
is it possible to run this car with no crank sensor? it has a gen 1 block, gen 2 head and a gen 1 cam sensor. customer was told that the crank sensor was bupassed and wasnt needed. i think this cannot be true, and would like some insight on the matter before i...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L radio code VIN: 4A3AA46G8Y
Hello everyone Im hoping someone can provide me with the radio unlock code for this Mitsubishi. I bought the vehicle from a customer who didnt want to fix the bent valves. After repair I realized she didnt have the unlock code anywhere in the vehicle. Model nu...

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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L starter VIN: WBAHD6323S
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L DSC system VIN: WBXPA73404
Sorry I can't say I have fixed this car, still trying to figure it out. Updated my iScan, and waiting for customer to come back, thanks foor the help
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L i.p.c. VIN: 1G4HR54K1Y
Yes, it's finally fixed! I had forgotten to mention that we tried a new battery in the car, also. What we found that actually fixed the problem was cleaning the grounds under the carpet beneath the driver's and passenger"s seats. Thanks again for all the help...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L door locks VIN: 1G4HP54K41
replaced the drivers door latch so far so good light is off.
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DP56765
It was the timing chains, thank you to all that replied. Trouble codes: P0018 (Crankshaft- Intake Camshaft Correlation Bank 2), P0012 (Intake Camshaft Position Performance Bank 2), P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304.
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GNEC16TXY
Thanks to all of your replies. however the fix still eludes us. vehicle has only been here for one day after posting request. Tried droping exhaust, repaired exhaust leak at manifold, ran vehicle off of alternate fuel supply, boss even found a PCM reasonable. ... Trouble codes: P1571 (tcs pwm circiut no signal. will not set mil.).
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L drivers power lock VIN: 3G1JC52412
First, thanks to everyone who read and\or replied to my post. I attempted to try a used BCM but it did absolutely nothing and I was informed by the service manager at the local Chev. dealer that once you program the serial number into it you cannot reprogram i...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23G63
2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start VIN: 2C3HD36J7Y
Vehicle hasn't been back since we replaced the crank sensor , which most of you pointed out is a problem. Customer did phone back about a week ago saying vehicle did act up , but we believe it maybe something else unrelated since it's been a month and it's nev...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L no data at obd plug VIN: 2C8GP64L32
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Left turn signals VIN: 3A4FY48B77
I am sorry to say that this problem is not fixed yet. I have only so much time to act upon this post and I have not been able to getthe vehicle back into the shop as the customer is on the road alot. I will save all replies and track down this problem when I ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Blend door actuator VIN: 3B7HF13Z61
It's fixed. Got 5 replies from Bradley, Rick, Eric, Brown, and William and the common consensus was that it was about a 3.1 to 4.4 hr project. Took us the full 4.4 as it was the first one we had done but I think it could be done in a bit less the next time. Th...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L speedometer VIN: 3D7KU28C73
thanks for the input from everyone. i cleaned and appled di-electric grease to the connector at the ebcm and the problem is now fixed. seems the green goo that everyone was refering to was the culprit. relocated the ground per service bulletin also.
1993 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A3P
Thanks to everyone who replied, we tried unplugging the egr, tried driving with exhaust removed, and we also replaced both coils, maf sensor, oxygen sensor, ignition control module, checked compression, none of this helped. There was one cylinder that was abou...
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L temp gage VIN: 1FASP10JXT
Thanks everyone for all the help.Once again you saved the day!The support for the sender was unbolted and just laying against the block.The gage worked when stationary but when I accelerated the brace lost contact with the block.
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L high idle VIN: 1FMYU04101
Thanks for all the responses we received. We first tried a new TPS but still had the same 1.01 voltage and part throttle reading. We reinstalled original tps and replaced the iac. Drove vehicle for several days with no problem. Scan tool never read part thrott...
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P62
customer took the car to install a fuel pump on his own,could not figure anything else out beside the fact that it was a fuel delivery problem.thanks to all who helped!
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTRW07683
Thanx for all the help And no I didn't drop any bolts or nuts down. most of them were right water went inside the cylinder hydrolocking the engine. So I removed all the spark plugs turn it over and kaboom all the water came out, blew some shop air into all cyl...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L coolant VIN: 1FDWF37P13
Turns out it was a big leak at one of the injector cups and one other leaking a little. Thanks for all the help. I was under the impression the 6.0L did not have this problem.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FTPW14504
Wow - Within 48 hours I recieved 16 replies. Those that responded through IATN, I apologize for not responding back - did not know how. Gerry [...] was the first to respond and hit the nail on the head. Park brake lever sticks and/or siezes causing brake to ov...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U65
I apologize for taking so long to respond. It wasn't high on my priority list. It ended up being the #1 spark plug wire. I had checked all the wiring for the coil primary circuits and went thru the Ford Repair Manual multiple times. That bad plug wire was ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305, P0316.
2006 Ford E-150 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14W66
well people this van turned out having a ground issue.On the right hand side ,behind passenger door step plate there is a ground strap between the body and frame .This strap was 75% broken,the fpdm couldnt get a proper ground thus no ground was available for t... Trouble codes: P1233.
2004 GMC C5500 Topkick C5C042 8.1L Cuts out VIN: 1GDG5C1E24
I replaced the 8 wires going from the TAC module to the TAC motor, a gm expert told us to try that! and seem to have fixed the problem. Truck has been gone for few days now with no problems. Thanks for everyones ideas on this one. Trouble codes: P2101.
2005 GMC Envoy XL Denali 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GKES63M16
it is fixed. one suggested anytime you have a lifter problem replace the vlom. so i pulled it apart and strarted pulling the soleniods off the housing and you could see where the gasket had blowwn out. alowing oil pressure to leak out. you can not buy just the...
2006 Hyundai Sonata LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 5NPEU46F06
Thanks for all the help, great idieas and direction. near as i can figure the rh cam phazer stuck and cause bank 1 cam sensor to be out of sync.It only started after the rh cam sensor was removed.This was a good one. After running the engine oil presure light ... Trouble codes: P2127, P2138, P0606.
1999 Infiniti Q45 T 4.1L heater control VIN: JNKBY31A7X
From what I can determine, the motor in question controls a bi-level door, that also is part of a series of blend doors. Why Infiniti wants to use so many doors, and control the actual heater valve is beyond any explanation I have yet to receive. Infiniti had ...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Surges VIN: SAJEAO01T5
This Transmission is a ford trans added 1 extra quart of trans fluid fixed the problem
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L converter install VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5S
thanks to all that said hog the hole and move on. thats what we did and all is well in JEEP land. sometimes it pays to be adventurous. no . consulted a long time tranny expert of mine and he told me the same as a lot of you guys did.. move on.. kep this ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Bleeder screw VIN: 1LNHM86S41
We appreciate everyones input on what they believe would have been the best procedure which further strengthens our stand on this customer complaint. We will send this information off to the Better Business Bureau and update this help request when the final ou...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride control VIN: 5LMFU27R83
Replacing the air spring caps/top plates finally stopped the air leaks.If the vehicle is 5 years or older,replace the spring caps with the air bags.Save youself a lot of hassle.It is almost inpossible to check the air spring plate with the air bag spring insta...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L wiper system VIN: WDBRN40J23
Thats embarrassing!! The hood has to be CLOSED !! Thanks everyone!! Greg and crew
2001 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1ZWFT61L81
Thanks for all the help from 14 techs. All those people that said plugged Cats were right on. The Front Cat. on the left exploded into the rear cat. and plugged it when hot. Customer would not buy $3300 for Ford only cats . But I clean all of them out and it r... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 Cylinder Misfire), P0306 (6 Cylinder Misfire), P1000 (Incomplete Drive Cycle).
2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JH1CA3106Y
thank you for the help. it was in fact intake manifold upper plenum gaskets that were not sealing to the lower intake on cold start up.
2003 Nissan 350Z 3.5L unknown VIN: KBSRCT4318
I am closing this request with thanks to all who replied. The owner, my son, refuses to have any repairs made because the no-start problem has "disappeared." I told him that was at best only temporary and I expect to hear from him again, sometime in the near f...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3DD58B6T
i put new sensor in and clean ground at trans. and new ground at map senor reset addiv.ok now week. thanks all for help
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L cyl. head VIN: 5GZCZ63B02
Seeing I already had head off, opted to replace the head. Will remember to dye test before dissassembly. But with the circumstances, dye testing would have had same result. Valve cover gasket and head gasket were dry.
2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Yaw Rate Sensor VIN: 4S3BH89631
Praise the Lord, after installing a new Yaw Rate sensor and clearing the code, the lights never came back on. This was a $3000 repair that took a lot of patience esp. since very little diagnoistic information is available to the after-market industry. I failed...
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L head bolt VIN: JF1GD29683
thanks for the replies i was putting this up for another tech but the front office found a machine shop that had a special centering tool and they got the bolt out seems like with no problem we ran into the problem of not having a extractor long enough to reac...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT3VN29V6S
Thanks to everybody who took the time to answer my question. Opinions varied, but most people said a camry 3.0 is a whole different animal from the one in a 4-runner. Special thanx to Tom from New Mexico, who went to the trouble of measuring some core cranks f...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JTEHF21A91
Well, the mystery seems to be solved. The reason that the engine control was rich even with one A/F sensor malfunction was that in fact both Bank One and Bank Two sensors were in trouble. After replacing B1S1 sensor the vehicle only ran one day before CEL acti... Trouble codes: P1130, P0171, P0174.
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