Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for January 19, 2010
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Default operation VIN: WBANA53514
BMW codes are given above. Can anyone translate into standard format? I tried global OBD 2 and only got a P17EE manf specific. This car will operate fine for about 10 miles. If you accel hard, like coming up onramp on interstate, the trans will default to 3rd ...
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L No Start VIN: WBABW53464
Hello fellow techs, this BMW came into the shop on a hook with a no start condition.The customer stated that it was the first time he had had any trouble with this car, other than at times it would fail to start, but if he turned the key to the lock position t... Trouble codes: 2774 (Engine cut off time)
1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS Heritage Edition 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1FP23E0N
Hello fellow techs and chevy enthusiats, got a problem. At first car would stall after driving for half an hour, like bad ignition control modual. Instaled new distributor, cap, rotor, pickup coil and modual. checked at home and found a code 54. low voltage at... Trouble codes: 54 (fuel pump voltage less than 2 volts)
1997 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GBGC34R8V
What continues to keep happening is the vehicle will return with air in the rear portion of brakes when bled, only rear. Bleed the air out and its fine for 2 or 3 week then returns with same problem. No sign of fluid leak anywhere and we have been though this ...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L balancer VIN: 2G1WW12M1V
however once the repair was completed and the vehicle was started we got an arcing from the balancer to the block and between the two halves of the balancer. It was a very blue arc that was not as evident with the drive belt disconnected. I looked at the 24x c...
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Battery VIN: 1GCCS1940W
I am having problem with this S-10. Came in with No start. Battery was dead. It has about 175mA draw all the time with nothing turned on. I took TBC Fuse out and draw was gone. Now I'm checking closer and if I pull out Courtsy Fuse in I/P Fuse Block. Daw will ...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G1JF12T4Y
The car runs perfectly until it reaches full operating temperature and has gone 10 to 15 km's. Stumbles once or twice then stalls as though the key has been turned off. If it sits for 15 minutes it will start up and run fine again. tested all parameters for ea... Trouble codes: P0171, U1016
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W91
We have replace plugs,wires,cap,rotor,dist,crank sensor. When you road test the truck it will set the code as soon as you get to highway speed. The strange thing it shows that it is mising on cyl 4-6 on the scan tool in misfire counts.You cannot tell that it i... Trouble codes: P0300 (Muti cyl misfire)
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L instrument cluster VIN: 1G1ND52J51
Hello this Malibu has an intermittent problem happened last night after I started the car, in the dash operational=RPM guage, cluster lights, odometer. Inop=coolant guage, fuel guage, also low fuel dot on. Indicators stuck on= theft system, sevice engine soon,...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U23
Hello I have an 03 Silverado here with a random miss code p0300, It has new wires & cheaper champion plugs, it has had an injector cleaning done. At idle with the Solus scanner it flags random misses at idle & runs just a little rough, it will turn on the ses ... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L blower motor VIN: 1G1ND52J03
Hello iAtn. We have a 03 chevy malibu that has water migrating into the blower motor, and soaking the carpet on the passenger side. It's water, not coolant. Has happened the last 2 times it has rained. We pulled the plastic cowl trim at the right bottom of win...
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L ignition VIN: 3GNFK163X7
this gut literally drove car to car wash (next door) , washed exterior, got in to start and it would not. all lights light up on dash. battery and cables check good. fuse block and fused ignition circuits light up just fine. however no communication with any o...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L suspension VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
Hi gang! I am not very good at determining noises from front suspension at times. Customer came in and asked if I could try to determine where the noise is coming from, there is a noise like a slight thumping noise accompanied with a slight groan when the stee...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL56U11
This is a no start, intermittent spark, no codes, On the scaner both cam and crank signal go out of sync. Scoped both cam and crank sensors at the ECU, cam sensor had a unstable signal, tried another cam sensor.( signal is good) but I have the same problem. ...
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ56H1S
Car was brought in misfiring, more so after it heated up. I did a tune up, as tune up parts were all original. After doing a tune up, the car still misfired. I have verified fuel pressure from the fuel line, checked for vacuum leaks, MAP sensor, TPS, and injec...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Igniton VIN: 1B3H46T2SF
This car belongs to an 85 year old lady driver who has had it NOT START several times in her driveway. It has been hauled off to the other shop at least twice. Has had parts mentioned above replaced by the other shop. When it wouldn't start, it had no spark. E...
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L Starting VIN: 3P3ES47C5S
hello I have a neon on my hands with a weird starting issue, when I turn the key I the tb fills up with fuel so the for some reason the fuel pump keeps running? and it won't crank no matter what I do plenty of b+ some times it will crank for a second but sound...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R7T
I have been trying to find a direction to go on this vehicle. Vehicle failed emissions inspections because the check engine light is on. Codes P0505 and P1294. Vehicle idles at 740-750 according to the tester which doesn't seem high to me. I thoroughly inspect... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control system malfunction), P1294
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Heating System VIN: 2B7KF22Z1W
Has anyone had this issue? The only thing we haven't done is disassemble the top half on the engine. This morning we even took off the intake and found nothing definitive. Is it possible that whomever did the intake leak may have addressed cylinder head gasket...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2B3HD46R91
Looking for an expert on the 2.7L engine. Vehicle came in overheated and verified failed headgasket. Replaced head gaskets. Pulled the front of the engine to set timing marks and found water pump failed. replace pump and oil pump. Reset timing to spec with all...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L engine oiling VIN: 1D7HA18N02
hello iatn universe!! as an avid mopar nut this problem makes me nausiated. i have this truck we rebuilt engine on and we started it up days ago.runs fine no noise no codes no nothing. the bottom line is that spec oil pressure is 4-5 psi at idle with warm engi...
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L dome lights VIN: 1D8HB48DY4
No dome lights when doors open or manually. Grounds, fuses, all check okay. Possible instrument cluster problem? Has anyone seen this before? Thanks Mike
2006 Dodge Charger 2.7L wont shift VIN: 2B3KA43G46
Car has a problem when driven after first start up, it will not shift after about 1/2 mile. The CEL will come on as well as the TCL, upon testing it has codes P0605 and U0101. Checked wiring harness for worn spots and continuity. all checked good. Can reset co... Trouble codes: U0101 (lost communication with TCM), P0605 (internal control module ROM error)
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...
2009 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L abs VIN: 1B3HB48A29
found abs light to be on with service code c0101f right front wheel speed sensor comparative performance.checked scan data and found no speed for right front wheel.tried scopping right front wheel speed sensor and was unable to.this is a two wire sensor with a...
1997 Eagle Talon 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3AK44Y9W
HELP I'M loosing hair . car was towed in no start ,connected scanner found cam sensor circuit problem . tested sensor and replaced at sametime found pig tail damaged so installed new. on crank it kicks back like timming waaaay to far advanced ; if you unplug c... Trouble codes: P0340
1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU32X4S
vehicle was towed in and does not start verified spark ok fuel pressure ok 50psi but no injector pulse checked at injectors and at ecm connector also verified good continuity used a wiring diagram and found the ecm injector drivers are inside the ecm tried ano...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: IFTZFO763W
cust states he shut vech off and no restart. Vech does have some aftermarket alarm stuff but doesnt seem to be hooked up. Has no spark or injector pulse, but has fuel pressure. No codes. Not sure where to start, any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, J...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Fuel in Coolant and Vice Versa VIN: 1FTNX21F8X
Please do not reply to replace the engine or cylinder head with a remanufactured or dealer part. That is not helpful because it defeats the purpose of asking the question. Hello, This truck comes from a salvage yard. It was traded into the salvage yard as jun...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSS34M5X
thanks in advance for your help. this van didnt start after a cold snap o degrees,it has spark i hooked up my breakout box and pulled out the NGV module to do some testing. the injectors are getting power theres fuel preasure theinjecters are not being trigger...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Stall, idle dips down VIN: 4F2YU06171
Customer has three concerns: intermittent slight rough running, the idle raced up ONE TIME while they were at a stop sign, and the only one we have duplicated--while idling in park, the idle speed will intermittenly dip way down for a split second. Customer st...
2003 Ford E-350 6.8L no codes VIN: 1FBSS31SX3
I have went through the recommend drive cycles a few times and the o2 monitor and cat monitor will not set. as i noted the customer has never passed emissions since he has owned it and now they will not give him a wavier.
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX14504
has repetitive misfire on cyl. 2. Cranking and running compression is good, have changed ignition coil, spark plug, injector. Removed valve cover rocker arms are good. Rev engine to 1500 RPM and misfire goes away, Also, have replaced PCM.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P24
This 6.0 lost power and quit going down the road. I know I've lost hpop. Can only get to 470 with lots of cranking. I've pressurized the oil system through the icp sensor. With ipr open I loose air pressure after a couple of minutes, and can here it leaking in... Trouble codes: 2290 (control pressure to low), 2291 (control pressure to low engine cranking)
1996 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GTGG35K6T
This vehicle exhibits an excessive misfire under light throttle or cruising between 20-30 MPH. With doghouse off you can see the engine running very rough and there are pops/backfires from exhaust. Giving a little extra throttle on accel and the engine smooth... Trouble codes: 43 (ESC Knock Control)
2003 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Starting VIN: 1GKET16S23
hello gm techs this 03 gmc envoy got towed in & will not start found was getting no fuel so thought with 150k miles probably fuel pump is out replaced pump still no fuel & no spark as well. replaced cam & crank sensor still no fuel or spark. when cranking ecm ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1652W
Hello Techs… A 1998 Honda Accord came in for EGR P0401. We removed and cleaned the EGR. Customer drove the vehicle and came back with the same problem. Replaced EGR Valve. Drove vehicle for about 40 miles and the check engine came on with the same problem (P0...
2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH17583
Could use some help from Honda techs. Car came in with no start condition. Replaced starter all is OK. Two days later we get the "ever since" we fixed the starter the check engine lamp is on. We checked on HDS and pulled code P2422. Followed motor alldata flow... Trouble codes: P2422 (Evap canister vent shut valve close malfunction)
2005 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Ignitio lock VIN: 2HGES163X5
Hello techs. I have a 2005 Honda Civic SE that the ignition key will not turn. Customer had trouble putting key in and then would not turn. Key goes in and out smoothly now. I don't have much repair info for this buggy. The owners manual says it has an immobil...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Surge VIN: JNKCA31A91
Hello, I have this infiniti I30 that came in with 2 trouble codes stored and engine surging at idle, it had P0100 mass air flow sensor code and P0505 idle air control code, cleared both codes and only P0505 came back, engine still surges from 1500 to 1800 rpm,... Trouble codes: P0100 (mass air flow sensor), P0505 (Idle air control system)
2006 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JALB4B1676
Hello and as always thanks in advance for any information or advise you can offer. We are working with a P0303 and scan data shows balancing rate on cylinder 3 is + 45 and other three cylinders show - 14.8 to - 18.3 and we are in the process of checking compre... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire)
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L leakage
Vehicle came from another shop with the fuel tank partially removed and the pressure line disconnected at the bottom of the tank. Inspection revealed the quick connect fitting is broken. Our shop program does not show that the quick connect fitting can be repl...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Air suspension VIN: SAJWA71CX4
Jag techs, I have this air suspension system that leaks down over night. The previous tech, that no longer works here, replaced the control module. Of course it didn't fix it, so here I am looking for help. I tried the soapy water and the ultrasonic ears but d...
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L power window VIN: SAJWA01T05
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT67S6V
Hi guys check this out, any advice would be appreciated! Check engine light is ON, code P1698 (no CCD message from the TCM). All four instrument cluster guages are non-responsive, Oil pressure guage shows a very slight movment KOEO. No other idiot lights are i... Trouble codes: P1698 (no ccd message from the tcm)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ78Y8W
had po306, customer did tune up, came back with po206, tested with noid light, did not flash, injector resistance was high, replaced, ran tc-21a test in alldata, passed, ran tc-70a test in alldata, points to defective pcm, problem is that customer had new pcm ... Trouble codes: P0306, P0206
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L fluid VIN: 1J4FA49SOY
This one has been stumping me for several years. during the winter the transfer case freezes up after sitting during very cold weather. The jeep will not move and is locked up. After moving inside or putting a heater under the Jeep it will go, and when we drai...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Head & Tail Lamps VIN: 1J4GR48K86
The headlamps, tailamps & dash lights are erratic on this vehicle. They seem to flash on and off from time to time. When the car was in last I would turn the switch to the parking lamps and the headlamps would go on. Then when turned to the headlamp position I...
2001 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L front cv and hubs VIN: 6598741236
howdy all,this kia came to me last november,left axle flopping around bad, right starting to.pulled apart found spines worn off the end of the axle.had a devil of a time getting axles for it,it was built on the day of a production change,(srry i dont have the ...
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5155151515
Please help... ok this 01 kia optima came in approx 1month ago with a missfire and wanted only spark plugs. we informed her that this would not help and it needed to be diaged. she persisted and so we changed the spark plugs with no change in the missfire. tod... Trouble codes: P0320, P0301, P0720
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L park lamps, dome and cluster lamps VIN: KNAFB12113
customer vehicle concern dash,park lamps flashing. duplicated concern and checked circuit. inspected tns relay and found good. it's almost acting as if there is a relay getting hot and openning the circuit. here is the "kicker" with all relays in the under hoo...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8BH68X6W
I have a 98 lexus gs400. It came in missing at idle. Had a misfire code for cylinders 2,4,6,and 8. Had a code p1354. I checked to verify it was in time and it is. The oil control valves are functioning properly. Checked the wiring to all injectors and coils an... Trouble codes: P1354
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L reverse VIN: 1LNHM87A02
need help with this one. customer parked car in garage not knowing anything was wrong and couldn't back out of garage in morning. pushed out by hand and drove 70 miles to my shop with no problem. forward gears are fine just no reverse. i checked codes and none...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start, NO FUEL PRESSURE VIN: 5LMFU28R73
Hi Y'ALL!! I got a wierdo here. No fuel pressure and has code p0231 secondary voltage too low!! We were able to start with alt fuel and had codes for fuel pump circuit p0231?. Ok I saw a fuel pump code and jumped right on the fuel pump, customer was SURE it wa... Trouble codes: P0231 (fuel pump circuit), P1101 (maf circuit low)
1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1YVGE22C8S
The owner came off the highway and stated the car started cutting out under acceleration. When idling in neutral and you begin to rev it up it falls flat on its face. It cuts out but if you feather the throttle you can get the engine to rev. There are no codes...
2000 Mazda B3000 SX 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4F4YR12U6Y
I would like to know if anyone has run into high fuel pressure on one of these trucks and how it affected fuel trims. LT B1 -9, LT B2 -7. Fuel pressure is 68 lbs, spec is 45 - 65. Running vehicle on fuel inj cleaning system at 50 psi brought fuel trims down to...
2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Long Crank Time VIN: JM1BK32357
Problem started one week ago, after sitting for a time it will give a long crank time but will start, Sometimes he needs to give it gas or it will crank forever and then it will slowly roll to a start like its lacking fuel. We had it for two days and tried all...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L esp warning message VIN: WDBJH82JX1
Hello mb techs. wondering if anyone has seen this before. the esp warning message comes on in the info section in middle of dash, and the bas light will come on. this happens on occasion, but kind of frequently. the car drives and runs normal but the customer ... Trouble codes: C1024
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J64
thank for your help. put in new canister shut off valve last week. car came back with p2025-0 code did some digging around and found i have something going on with the ground side i have 3.6 volt on one wire and 12.0 volt on the outher wire with the key on. th... Trouble codes: P2025
2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBUF26J16
Good morning, this is a repost of an earlier request. I thought the vehicle might go to the dealer but came back to us: Customer complaint is about a rough idle with intermitten cut-out when warmed up. Vehicle performance is good but not as peppy as the refer...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Won't Idle VIN: WAUZL54BXY
We got a lot of replies (19) and we thank everyone who took the time to be of help! We got a lot of replies on resetting the throttle angles and that confirmed the procedures of how to do it. It turned out that the crank sensor was at fault and after replacing...
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Cylinder head VIN: WAULC68E35
Hello gentlemen, this car is fixed! I'd like to thank all who took the time to read and answer/suggest in a constructive manner. Yes, the rear coolant flange was the culprit, small crack that most likely got bigger with temperature variations and explains the ...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBADS43471
i tried first to replaced the valve body. same thing was the transmission was replaced and the problem was solved. thanks everyone.
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Traction con VIN: WBAAN37401
Jacob, John and Victor!! You guys were right on...this guy damaged a wheel and tire a couple of months ago and put his spare on.We were looking at live data and left front wheel speed was different cause tire was different size (height).We swapped with another...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Door Locks,Interior lights,blower speed VIN: 5UXFB33503
thanks to all 4 replies,we try new ignition final stage for the blower and did not help. customer took the car to dealer.thanks to every one.
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L no heat VIN: WBAVB135X6
we replaced the electric water pump & bled the cooling system extensively. the car now has great heat; but; is weaker on the right side. this one seemed like it would have been easy & ended up kicking our butts. thanks for all the replies.
2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L cluster VIN: 1G4HP54K62
Hello everyone and thank you very much for all the excellent reply's. It looks like the radio was the problem. I removed the radio and drove it for about a week with no problems then ordered a used radio (factory used duplicate). Had the radio unlocked by my l...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L No Start, back fires VIN: 1G1ND52TXW
I am very sorry it's been so long for me to reply. WE tried just about every thing, we pulled the cams to check if they were broken, found nothing wrong. The engine did have good compression. We finally pulled the computor and found a burned spot. Tried to sel... Trouble codes: P0507, B1379, B2365.
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Engine block VIN: 1GNDV03E13
I ordered a Time-Sert repair kit #1115 M11x1.5 bolt size. It came with 16mm inserts. I ordered 22mm inserts & they were the perfect length. The kit came with a drill bit, counterbore bit, tap & insert tool. The block drilled & tapped excellent. The new head bo...
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L instrument cluster bulbs VIN: 1GNDV23L55
Well I think not having the availability of dash lights or gages is unfair to the market and pretty much stops free Enterprise. Understand not every one should but I came from the days when we repaired head units and I'm familiar with them. Basic repair was un...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Drivers door window and door lock VIN: 1GNDT13S95
This WAS an interesting one. Seems there were 2 problems. 1. After unplugging all door modules to no effect we decided to start tearing it apart, removed drivers side front and rear sill plates to trace the wiring from bcm to ddm and low and behold about a fo...
2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL46R13
Thank you for all the replies. This vehicle is done,delivered and on the road. I swapped the cam tone ring and she fired right up. The windows were totally different from the '03 engine to the '04 engine. Took some finess to chisel off the rivets, but it worke...
2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL46J15
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3ES27C7S
Ok here goes nothing...I went through all replies and double checked everything...keeping in mind that this is a 95 neon the customer decided that it wasn't worth fixing any more and will drive it till it blows up.:-} This car WAS missing on cyl 1 fuel and ig... Trouble codes: P0301, 43 (cylinder 1 misfire).
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L cooling system VIN: 3B7HF13Y5V
I tried everything on this truck, flush, which gave me heat. new waterpump therm. still system would not build up pressure. the customer was happy with just having heat. I still think there is a problem. thanks for all the help.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L limp-mode VIN: 1D7HU18Z92
Good Evening fellow auto technicians. Many thanks for all replies and thoughts on this Dodge. We decided 10-12 days ago to replace downstream 02 sensors as recommended due to fact they share grounds with tranmission sensors. The truck has been picked up and go...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L tire wear VIN: 3598715625
thank you for the replies,except the one from the guy who seems to have anger issues your reply was was not needed,get help the guy never called me back.havent got a chance to work on it.
1993 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4E3CG64F8P
Thanks to all that replied to my post. i did find the problem and the car is now running great. ended up being the ignition module/ignition power transistor. but as luck would have it the first one i put in was bad. the no spark and injector pulse changed to t...
1985 Ford industrial 300CID ignition points
I want to express my sheer admiration and respect for all the professional technicians who took the time to respond to my request. It's interesting but I was unable to enter the engine serial number in the help request. The number is 470116. I'm going to con...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP663XW
Discovered that the new Mass Air Flow meter was defective. Replaced it with a second one and everything returned to the proper specification. Thanks to everybody for all the help, much appreciated.
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP66L9X
Apparenty someone had replaced the tranny previously. After repairing numerous wiring issues with the harness, problem turned out to be PCM. Just waiting on customer's decision. Thanks to all for helping.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAHP36331
2002 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W02
well i was helping a friend on this one (fellow tech from a differnet shop) and unfortunetly have not fixed it, i did have a couple of nights with it and him at my shop after hours, and we did pretty much every thing i could think of as far as diaginoising thi... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder misfire), P0420 (cat code), P0430 (cat code).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P53
Yes the truck is fixed. I'd like to thank all that responded. I had a good idea it was the FICM because of the pattern of injectors that failed. This is not an everyday truck for me, and yes I do need more traning on this system. Your tests and advice made my ... Trouble codes: P0262, P0271, P0277, P0280.
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTRF12215
Justin was right on, bad plug wire. I always get the best wires I can as to avoid this kind of thing but I guess some bad ones still get through. On a side note however the egr on this engine is not ports in the manifold. the egr dumps directly behind the t...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW21P65
First off I always thank anyone who took time to help with my problem on this truck. The first step to fixing this truck was to remove my head from my lower intestine. Not sure what I was thinking when I installed 4 new injectors in the wrong bank. So after so... Trouble codes: P0275.
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L right hand battery VIN: 1GTHK23224
I want to thank all that responded...i have done the tests that all of you have suggested found nothing wrong at all the last post spoke about possable assesory issues well this truck hauls trailers all the time so we are going to install two new optima batter...
1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: HMBB6154VC
alright this is a new one on me the balance shaft belt broke only and broke the crank sensor inside the timing belt cover so new sensor inside the cover 200.00 from honda and timing belt kit with tensor put back in sync what got me it ran like this no noise... Trouble codes: P0335, P0336.
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L no start VIN: ES26742L03
i had a poor picture of the timming make on mitchell and found a better one on all data and ended up being two marks of of the timming on the cam gear.
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 1-2 shift only VIN: KMHJF356YU
Thanks for the input from other members. I'm sorry for the delay but we were not in contact with the customer directly and it took some time to verify all is well. Seems I had a very odd one. We decided to replace the TCM with a used one supplied by body shop....
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHWF35H04 is a free site from Hyundia I had totally forgotten about and I was already a member there. However I could not figure out my way around it. Eric from GA gave me some real useful info about a Diagnistic Test Port, a 10 pin connector normal... Trouble codes: P1505 (idle speed control actuator signal low of coil 1), P1508 (idle speed control actuator signal high of coil 2).
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D6P
Vehicle would not start on occasions only. Customer accepted vehicle 'as is' as all she has to do "is hold the throttle down and it starts just fine". No more diagnostics performed nor could we duplicate the condition again.
2007 Isuzu N NRR 5.2L Brake Pedal feel
Nightmare is solved. We had a tech come in from another shop that worked on these all the time. He said the pedal feel was perfectly normal and there was no problem there. Checked for codes in the ABS and found none. This was definitely a learning experience f...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL58K32
First of all, i would like to thank all of you for time and help. i have repaired this one. What i found out is. the injecor issue was directly related to the timing.I did compare crank and cam sensor relation using a lab scope but did not notice a problem bec...
2009 Jeep Compass Sport 2.4L Engine VIN: 1J4FF47B09
My less than intelligent university professor sister-in-law has not seen fit to get it back to the dealer for repair yet. Talked to her on Jan 9 and her question was "no I haven't taken it to the dealer yet, will that hurt it?". I'll post when she does take it...
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12593
Thanks for all the advice, but because the continous monitors were not running continously and we don't have any equipment to check the computor or reflash it, I sent the car to the dealer. The misfire monitor was the only one that ran continously, component ... Trouble codes: P0133.
1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8BH68X4X
Thanks for all the help this one is fixed and it turned out to be the OCV Valve on the Driver side which is backward on Modis and the misfires showed backwards,the ecm was also defective it was not activating the OCV on that bank,either do to damage from colli... Trouble codes: P1349.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA61EXM
so guys, thanks for all your response's. even though i did have spark to the plugs,it was not good enough. i ended up replacing the rotor and it fired right up..
2001 Mercedes-Benz c220 2.2L central locking VIN: WDC2030062
Hi all thanks for all replies.Some replies said to change lock actutor which i had already changed ,as in my post.Managed to get some time aside to get promblem sorted.Connected osilloscpe to body CAN found can was waking up disconnect one can connection at a ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F61
Several of you guys hit this one on the head. Oil leaking from cam sensor migrated through the wire all the way to the computer. Replaced the sensor, cleaned everything up and all is well. Thanks to all who took the time to reply... Trouble codes: P2031.
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next