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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DC4453R
Thanks in advance for any assistance. This engine runs at 2000 to 2100 RPMs on cold start but idles at 750 RPM at normal operating temp. I have replaced the cold start thermo valve because this is a common failure with this unit. I also replaced the ECM becaus...
1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L transmission control system VIN: JH4KA8272R
Since I replaced the head gaskets, the gear shift interlock wont function as well as the transmission wont up shift. It seems logical that a connecter is unplugged or a ground wire not installed. A co worker and myself have rechecked every thing but have found...
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEW53423
After repairs on the second start up codes were stored. There was no labor procedure on alldata, did we some how lose pressure in the camshafts? Can they be reset? Or do I have a new problem after repairs. Trouble codes: 106 (Vanos exhaust camshaft tight or jammed), 104 (Vanos control end position fault exhaust camshaft), P0014 (Camshaft posistion actuator B bank 1)
2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4HR54K23
Car came in with an intermittent surge and stalling. most likley to happen after 1 to 2 miles of driving. was able to duplicate the first time in pulling up to a stop light and it would surge up to about 1100 rpm but never did stall. tuned up plugs, wires, thr...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L pcv VIN: 1G6DM57N83
Now about a year later it is doing the same thing.I contacted the local Cadillac dealer and they said to blow out pcv system and let it dry over night and put back together and drive it.If any one has any other ideas with this problem or advise would be helpfu...
1962 Chevrolet C10 Pickup 5.4L low geared VIN: 2C154L1235
the truck i have is not geared to to drive on the freeway, it puts to much on the motor. I believe that that if I change the gear ratio or the rear end that and i can inprove my fuel consumption and reduce engine load
1986 Chevrolet K20 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G8GK26M1G
hi guys,this truck is failing for nox at 15 and 25,port in manifold is plugged,customer does not have the money for manifold removal and i don't work on this old of a vehicle very often-which way does the port go into the manifold so i can try to poke it clear...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54T4N
we troubleshot this to the injectors. would not light the noid lite. initially had bad voltage drop on ground side. i had the ecm out and laying on the fender and finally whacked the computer with a dead blow and the noid lit up. all the injectors were disconn...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W1Y
Hi Guys And thanks in advance. This vehicle has a random multiple mis-fire in all cylinders. A tune up was done at another shop. All the goodies were replace. I remove a couple of plugs just to check if they were wet and they were not, plugs nice and dry. I su... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple miss-fire)
2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Brake pedal hard VIN: 1GCDL19W51
Need a diagnostic procedure for hydroboost
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF52T31
Customer complains of surging when coming to a stop and poor fuel economy. I verified the surge/misfire at idle in P/N or D/R in service bay and during test drive. Also power is good and car has no driveability issues off idle. I checked the fuel injectors wit... Trouble codes: P0201 (Cylinder 1 Injector Circuit Fault), P0108 (MAP or Baro Signal High), P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire), P0440 (EVAP Emissions System Fault)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Flexplate VIN: 1GCHK24U41
Vehicle came in with a hard to pinpoint rattle in the bell housing area. After pulling the transmission, we discovered that the flexplate was cracked in several places just inside of the ring gear. 18 months later, the truck comes back with the same sound comi...
2002 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L 4wd VIN: 2CNBJ63492
4wd light flashes randomly when in 4wd at stop sign it acts like engages some times but when you take off slight klunk and kicks out of 4wd ratchet noise like diff not fully engadge does engage when testing on hoist. does pcm turn on or off 4wd light from pres...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Actuator VIN: 1GNDT13S92
The actuator on the front differential was replaced a few days ago at a different shop here in town. You can hear it moving in and out when trying to go into 4whl drive. All the dash lights appear to operate normally and shows it being in 4whl when you hit the...
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W52
vehicle come in w/ customer complaint of missing -rough running stall, after looking undr the hood i automatically noticed the plug wires jumping everywhere. i replaced the plug wires and the vehicle runs rougher. i looked at the distribitor cap and rotor both... Trouble codes: P0101, P0327, P0335, P0341
2003 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L rear differntial VIN: 1GNDT13X03
on deaccelleration vehicle sounds like driving over rumble strip without vibration ,no noise on accelleration,sound eminates or echoes from driveshaft on lift.vehicle has rebuilt transfer case and swapped out known good driveshaft and did not change noise ,fou...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
hi guys 04 impala keeps setting maf code when this acts up i during warm up prosses found coolant and air temps read ok but when it acts up fuel trim goes to -41 and o2 goes rich but maf is reading accordingly this one has me stumped when it acts up idle jumps...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD 6.0L Speedometer VIN: 1GCGC13U25
This customer complained of the speedometer reading too slow and lower than expected power when towing his 3000lb trailer. I used the TECH 2 to check the tire size calibration figuring that would affect trans shift points. The scanner showed no tire calibratio...
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AP14P26
Hi,This Cobolt has a 2L. supercharged engine.Vehicle arrived at my shop after having a catalytic convertor and Bank #1 Sensor #2 replaced at another shop because previous owner had removed original catalytic convertor.Trouble code P0141 was current code.Diagno... Trouble codes: P0141 (Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2)
2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Transmission VIN: 2G1WT58K17
This is so weird. Need to know it any one had this happen to them or mite know how this would happen. Car came in for engine light check for codes, found code for large evap leak. Used smoke and found vent valve not closing. Ordered part and got next day. Inst...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3C4FY4BB11
This one came in for a standard timing belt replacement. Upon completing the job this thing will start and run but will not idle. Going down the road under throttle the car seems to run perfect, but when coming to a stop it will die every time. I know these ar...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EY55E45
we've run out of ideas on this one. vehicle will run perfect for 100 miles then go to acting up. you get a bang, code sets, then cyl#1 & 4 go to a misfire; we have found no injector pulse to missing cylinders. if you cycle ignition goes back to running perfect... Trouble codes: P2032 (ignition coil 1 secondary circuit-insufficient ionization)
2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Radio, blower, power windows, windshield wipers VIN: 1C4GP45R05
Radio, blower, PWR windows and wiper will work on the accessory position but all shut off when key goes to run. Sometimes the ACC relay will click like mad. Have checked for residual voltage on the 85 and 86 terminals for the starter relay and there is none wh...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B6HB211YO
hello techs this van is stalling after hot soak no spark no codes ckp. wave form and cmp wave forms look normal coil is new i am thinking bad ecm sence ignition module part of ecm also checked coil control with vantage no signal flat line when no start may be ...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L 1st into 2nd VIN: 1D4GP24R65
customer is complaining of a whining noise from a stop driving through 1st gear into 2 nd gear. after which it goes away. it is a sound i've heard on a lot of other chryslers with same trans. is this a problem or not.
1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Turns over no start VIN: 1FAPP6243P
Please Help, we have a 1993 Ford Thunder birds 3.8L Auto. only has 29148 miles. customer complained about no run. He wanrted fuel pump replaced. so we did. Still turns over will not start. checked fuel pressure all in spec. fuel pump run all the time. so we re...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L No Start VIN: H4PCA04971
The truck came in on the hook.After replacing the pump (which the customer had started and gave up on)the engine would crank but not start.I had good spark,the fuel pressure was on the high side of the specs,but I had no injector pulse.I gave the truck a littl...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L engine overheating VIN: 1FALP624XR
Hallo every body. I need your help to solve this problem- if possible- This is a Ford T. bird 3.8L. that came from onother shop for overheating and fadiator's fan inoperative. They had changed many things already without good results. When checking codes with ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Oil pump VIN: 1FTWW33F42
Truck will not start unless oil is put in high pressure oil pump fill hole. Packed pump with grease, started right up. After shut down, truck would not restart. Replaced all seals/ gaskets needed for this job. Followed procedures listed in AllData to bleed air...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA514X2
Hey all,thanks in advance for the help,this Windstar has an intermittent fuel gauge problem,reads empty sometimes,pops a p0460 code. Has "updated" fuel pump module,was installed for this problem. My problem is according to Alldata this code is an EVAP code...n...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX17WX2
Hi to all. We have this F150 that came in with engine knocking. We drove it in the shop. Pulled the engine down, needed crank, installed engine. The truck sat outside for about 5 weeks between pull down and engine replacement with battery disconnected. Engine ...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMFU17L23
We replaced all four bags because they were leaking and when you do this with strut master parts they tell you to cut a purple wire at the module or the green wire. When you do this a message comes up that says check suspension. So in order to get the message ...
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.
2005 Ford E-150 5.4L lockup VIN: 1FTPW14575
this is a 4/4 truck came in dec.for trans repair direct clutch drum was fried tested drum had a leak that was couse of failure.1st week of the new year customer brought back with a vibration issue.i felt that maybe ther was a engine problem like a miss.couple ...
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04115
This vehicle was recently purchased at auction. It appears that the engine has been replaced possibly with a used engine but this vehicle is very clean. Check engine light comes on and sets lean codes p0171 and p0174. Vehicle runs smooth and no idle issues but... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVHT80N56
Vehicle came in with dies at stops complaint. At idle OR when driving it momentarily cuts out and then USUALLY will continue running again. It is as if someone was truning the key of and on very quickly, when it cuts off the information panel on the dash flash...
2001 GMC C-Series Topkick C6H042 7.2L No Start VIN: 1GBK6H1C61
Crank no start when engine is warmed up. Starts OK when cold. The engine will start on Starting fluid then runs fine. In the past this truck would lose power at highway speeds. If you shut it off and restarted it, it was fine. It had DTC164 indicator #2 and we...
2001 GMC C-Series Topkick C6H042 8.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDK7H1E11
These sensors are available from dealer only and cost about 175 bucks ea. and they dont have same part number . Please help . Thank you . Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock Sensor 2 Circuit Low), P0337 (knock sensor 1 circuit low)
2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L ABS Module VIN: 1GTGG29R81
Van brought in from another shop. Complaint was poor stopping and ABS function and pedal feels funny. Verified complaint, at 30mph on slight downgrade moderately applying the brakes results in intermittent rear wheel lock and lack of stopping. Pedal does not r...
2001 GMC Sierra C3 6.0L transmission VIN: 2GTEK69U51
hey guys...owner brought this c3 to my shop on a rope. he says he was driving along back road, slowed for an intersection, and when he tried to accellerate there was no go. actede like tranfer case was in neutral. says trans has been to atrans shop twice recen...
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GTHC24U05
Hey, can use some help...got this 2500hd pickup with a p0300 random misfire code that only appears when you drive above 60mph,but it runs good. Has ac delco plugs(new), new delco wires ,cleaned injectors with GM stuff.Did power balance and injector tests with ... Trouble codes: P0300
1993 Honda Prelude Si 4WS 2.3L 4ws controller VIN: JHMBB2163P
I have been looking for some literature on the service of the 4 Wheel Steering system but, I have come up with none. Both Mitchell and All Data realize that the system exists, but have no test plots, or even a theory on how the system operates. I am having a p...
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Surge VIN: 1HGEG8544S
done a head job due to burned exh. valve on 2 cyl. afterwards i have a dead miss on 2 cyl. it pops out of the intake on accel. i have 150 to 160 psi compression on all 4 cylinders. i have rechecked cam timing twice and it is correct. i have rechecked valve adj...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6141Y
post cat o2 monitor voltage stays low, quick testing it will go rich then return lean and stay below 10 millivolts. does not mimmic pre o2 at all. this car only sets a p0420 not a lean or low voltage code. could the new cat be too efficient? lol haven't had... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat/conv efficiency)
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Headlights VIN: 5GRGN23023
I know this is probibly an easy fix for someone, how do you set the headlight horizontal aim, I can get the vertical adjustment correct but not sure on the horizontal on this vehicle. Jim in Quincy CA [...]
1999 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L no communication VIN: KMHVF24N1X
hey all, have this problem child that has no communication with smog machine.have good communication with scan tool.vehicle has been to several different shops with different smog machines and had same issue.have checked archives and responces.have check all c...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L heater core VIN: KMHCG45C52
flushed cooling system twice-tested head gasket-replace rad cap-added additional grounds to fire wall
1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: JNKCA21D2V
vehicle came in via tow with a no start condition. after jumping the vehicle, it ran fine. Customer has a strain on finances and we have now had posession of the car for 1 month approx. when given the go ahead to diagnose CEL with p1447 and repairing a pressur... Trouble codes: P1447
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Transmission Control Relay VIN: 1J4GW48SC4
This problem has been on going for 6 months. I have tested all wiring for shorts. Open the main harness to visually inspect all wiring. One Time When Problem Was present ,I unplugged #1 02 sensor & Code Disappeared & shifted normally. When code is present Goes...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALTY12401
I have a flex plate thats broken or thats what I believe anyway. Guys give me some inside info on this before I tackle it as I dont work on land rovers much at all. This customer is crying poor and looking up a flywheel from land rover prices it at about $1100...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L speedo,tach VIN: SALNM22212
Hello Fellow Techs, Tachometer and speedometer needles are both pegged clockwise with key on or key off. Scanned with Autologic and had fault"tachometer error" and code255(no description). Cleared codes and had no reoccurance of fault codes but tach and spe...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPM16492
This vehicle came in yesterday, it has a very faint miss, the customer said that the MIL has been on for a week and the last shop that looked at it pulled the same codes I did. I would suggest a tune up except for the fact that wice it has not started for the ... Trouble codes: P1300 (Dealer Specific), P0304 (Misfire Cyl. 4), P0305 (Misfire Cyl. 5)
1999 Lexus SC300 3.0L Engine VIN: JT8CD32Z4X
Lexus techs please help!! I am literally desperate! This car came in on a hook with 3 complaints: MIL light on, complaint that he could not drive faster than 35mph, and leaking fluid. Found code P1120 for accelerator postion sensor malfunction. Vehicle started...
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L brake pedal VIN: JTHBN36F04
Hi Lexus Techs, We recently had a LS430 in with a spongy feeling brake pedal that had excessive travel cold and would also briefly turn on intermittently trac light once when driving off slowly and then applying brake from a cold start. Our ambient here early...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM81W01
We have a town car that won't rat on itself. No codes. Hopefully someone has seen this with no codes. It has harsh shifts. 1-2 sometimes seams like a double shift. It will ocassionally die when put in drive. It will always die when put in low 2. The only indic...
2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L vibration VIN: JM1BJ22503
This engine runs perfectly at all times, the only complaint is vibration at idle. We have gone round and round with this car scrutinizing engine mounts (all new), exhaust, correct idle speed,timing marks, etc, and have come up with nothing. No one can say for ...
2008 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75VX8
I have this Mercury that came to our shop after having a taxi meter installed. After the installation the SES was on with the code P260F. I am sure the meter shop caused this problem but, I have very little info for this vehicle. Could someone fax me a schemat... Trouble codes: P260F (Evap system processor performance problem)
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
Hello all, thanks for your time. We have a 2000 Nissan Altima here with the 2.4 with an oil consumption concern. This is a new client and we have never serviced this car before. According to the customer, the car has been religiously cared for since new and in...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L abs VIN: 5N1ED28Y31
hello, i have a 01 nissan xterra that came with abs light on. we started the diagnostic by pulling codes with scanner found to codes c1112 and c1113, one code for lf abs sensor and code for g sensor. after text drive verified lf abs sensor not working and repl...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L timing cover VIN: 3N1CB51D81
has anyone out there ever removed one of these timing covers without removing the oil pan? the manifold bolts are not in good shape and neither are the pipes. my parts availbilty for this car is limited and clocest dealer is an hour away. any tips are welcome

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B9Y
Thanks for all the help but the customer had to have his car back before we could perform more test. Customer says he will not use the criuse control since this is the only time that the car acts up. Customer will bring the car back to us when his son is on sp... Trouble codes: P1127 (Fuel Air Metering), P1129 (Fuel Air Metering), P1136 (Fuel Air Metering), P1138 (Fuel Air Metering), P1335 (Tgnition system or misfire).
1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L headlights VIN: 1G4HP53L1P
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L engine light VIN: 3G5CAO3E12
Thank everone who sent responces, this one was different for us . The pcv valve was replaced before we got the vehicle and it passed the rattle test but it was the cause of all our headaches. i called the customer this morning to check how things are going ...
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Battery VIN: 1GCCS1940W
Alright!! Thanks for your help!! It ended up being a Body Control Module that wasn't shutting down. BTW, that 175ma draw never went away even after about 50 minutes or so. New one shut down in 20 minutes!! Well, not as low as I liked, but it was down ...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Trans-Case VIN: 1GNDT13W2X
At this point the customer has decided to get a second opinion. I feel it may also be in his best interest as we are not 100 % sure . he needs the vehicle back ASAP and I can not make that happen for him. After he gets the second opinion I will follow up unde...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Stall, FUEL PRESSURE DROP VIN: 1G1ND52J5Y
Thanks for all the help, found #6 injector leaking, replace injector and pressure holds now.
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G1JF12T4Y
All of the replies i got were great, but because there is no fuel pressure test port on this vehicle and i don't have a low amp probe to check fuel pump current draw i couldn't do any further testing on the fuel system. Then the customer decided to trade in th... Trouble codes: P0171, U1016.
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L passlock VIN: 2G1WF55K13
thanks for all the replies. sorry for the delay in the closing. I had the vehicle towed to the dealer.(not somthing i like doing).they re flashed the bcm with the gm scanner. (i only have the snap on motius). they also said that they hade to replace the fuse b...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK24154
Thanks to everyone who responded. Terry hit it on the head! The wiring harness at the FICM had rubbed through two wires shorting them to ground we repaired them and insulated the harness with heater hose to avoid this again. The customer is very happy. Thanks ... Trouble codes: P0700 (Trans control system fault), U1800 (lost communication with FICM), U2104 (CAN bus reset counter overrun), U2106 (Lost communication w/trans control system).
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L ignition VIN: 3GNFK163X7
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B71CF2362
Well, I'm going to call this one "fixed". Customer opted to add a universal electric pump down on frame by tank. All replies lead to inj pump and updated transfer pump. We are going to put a low pressure warning light on, but truck has been running and startin... Trouble codes: P0230, P0216, P1689 (No communication between ECM Inj pump).
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B4GP44G8Y
It's fixed and here's what I found. Got 12 good replies on this one and most were correct in one way or another. What I discovered is that just reseting the adaptive fuel strategy with the scan tool seemingly won't change how it calculates long term fuel trims...
1994 Ford Escort 1.9L speedometer VIN: 1FARP15J7R
Thanks to everyone who responded, I found that the speedo drive just isn't sealed inside, even though it's been changed twice. I could pour fluid through it. I installed another O.E, speed sensor, which I was unable to pour fluid through, and it seems to have...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT HD 7.5L abs VIN: 1FDKE30G4R
Thanks for the replies. We replaced the Hydraulic Control Module and flushed brake fluid. System is working at this time I'm hoping this module will last longer.
1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU32X4S
1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L ignition switch VIN: 1FTJW36F8T
I am not 100% sure if this truck is fixed. I could not find anything wrong with it visually. Most of the responders did not read the post carefully or I was not clear. I want to reiterate that the ignitiion lock cylinder was NOT the problem. The issue was a st...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L none VIN: 1FTNX21FOX
Thanks to all of you that replied.Charles,David,Mike,Ronald and Lanard were exactly right.I tried another vacuum pump and when the system pulled enough vacuum it shut off.I felt it was something like that but I could not find any info on th esystem.Thanks agai...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L44
hey guys sorry i left this one open for so long i just wanted to make sure that this one was fixed i took dowm the canister and found dirt and mud was in the whole system i cleaned it all out replaced purge valve and vent valve and all is well thank you for al... Trouble codes: P0442.
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Heads-Rocker Bridge VIN: 1FTWW30P26
Thanks for the help. Put engine back together & works fine. Next time we'll mark just in case but apparently doesn't matter on 6.0.
2007 Ford Focus S 2.0L Air in p/s system VIN: 1FAFP34NO7
The fix was tp replace the reservoir with the new updated factory part. Updated reserevoir fit was much more tighter than the original. Didnt think air could bypass the old style with two seals, it can. Thanks guys.
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTEK14W0T
thanks a million every one. so it turns out that there was a small dent in the bottom of the fuel tank that wasn't visible due to the plastic cover attatched to the tank. with the sending unit out of the tank slightly, the pressure was normal. as soon as the s... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Hyundai XG350 3.5L valve timing VIN: KMHFU45E73
This car is FIXED it runs beautiful, the timing belt was off by about one tooth, Ty [...] responded to my help request, Chris had mentioned the proper produre for installing the timing belt with taking up all the slack with ...
1987 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L ignition lock cyl VIN: 1JCMR7812H
first of all, thanks to all who responded for taking the time and for sharing their expertise. also, a special thanks to glenn for a little humor. i am embarrassed to admit that even with my best led flashlight and a fairly new pair of walgreens best reading...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L harmonic balancer
thanks to all the replies with help. i replaced the belt & now everything fine . van degraph generator is gone .
1999 Jeep TJ SE 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1J4FY29P1X
Sorry for the delay and thanks to everyone who helped out. After looking to hard, back to the beginning. KISS (keep it simple stupid). Coil wire was grounding out on dip stick tube, replaced wires no more code. Thanks again for all the help Trouble codes: P0203 (Injector 3 control cicuit), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire detected).
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L wheel sensor VIN: 1J4GW58N3Y
Recieved 3 replies..all pretty basic 101 stuff...had some fresh ideas of my own, but vehicle has not returned. Driver is high school girl who is way to busy to be without her wheels. When I see vehicle again, I will repair and post a final fix.
1998 Lexus LX470 4.7L ABS module VIN: JT6HT00W3W
The consensus to what is going on with this brake system is in accordance with the reply I gratefully received from a fellow member (Seiko) - saying he had a similar encounter in which he noticed on his scan tool that the “pressure high” PID was not responding...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, lacks power VIN: 1YVFP80D63
the probelm ae suspected was a plugged bank 1 cat. I may have had my data crossed a little on the help request about where bank one was. the fuel trim was actualy off for the bank with the restriction. thanks for all the help. it seems that the bad coils let t... Trouble codes: P0300.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Stall VIN: WDBEA34E8N
Both of my responses from Florida; Richard and Clark, suggested weird behavior can be attributed to worn distributor caps and rotors. Both sides showed moisture problems and lots of corrosion on the contacts. New Bosch caps and rotors solved the problem. It ha... Trouble codes: 13 (IAT open Genisys 2003 euro).
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D95
Thanks for the quick responses. I didnt relize it but the Auto Enginuity scan tool I have does have that feature. One of the responses told me that he used this to relearn his. Hooked it up and worked like a champ. Thanks again.
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Drivers door controls, DDM VIN: 1G3GR64H61
Ok, most of the replies I got said to check for broken wires in the door jam harness, which I did. All ok. I did have power and grounds to the DDM as well. I tried a used DDM and it worked sporadically. Some times it would work with the key on, but a soon as y...
1993 Plymouth Laser 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4P3CF34B7P
thanks for all help it turned out to be the computor we got rebuilt was defective. installed a used one from salvage yard and it worked good all fixed.
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GMDX03E2X
Thank you for all the replies. The problem appears to be a valve timing problem. Inspecting the vacuum scope pattern shows #1 cylinder vacuum timing out about 3° which might be enough to cause a high rpm misfire. Thank you for the info on testing piston height... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire detected).
2003 Saturn LW300 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1G8JW84R13
Ok guys it's true. The tough ones are always something stupid. Vehicle came in with # 4 misfire code and multi miss codes. Found that Saturn loves it's original plugs, Can not use after market plugs, must use original oem plugs. Installed new plugs from Saturn...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JF1SF63501
The rough running problem seemed to really accent itself when the parking lites were turned on so i focused my energy in that area. upon examination of several scematics i noticed a black wire with a white trace that ran in three directions to the parking lite...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT4RN01PX7
When I pulled the fuel gauge off the fuel looked very red! smelled like gas but I drained the tank put in fresh gas and runs fine. turns out it had some off road diesel in the tank, just enough to not want to start when cold. the truck smoked, but had good com... Trouble codes: 14 (testing and results).
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L fuel leak VIN: JT3DJ81W0R
Sorry it took so long to get back to ya'll,took a while to find a tank.First thanks for all the replies,most everybody was right.It turned out the valves in the canister were sticking.Trying to find a canister now.Customers low on funds. Thanks again, Butch
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L engine
So far it seems like the torque converter is the problem. It hasnt failed again on the customer so when it does, we will be installing another trans or just a new converter. Updates will follow when problem resurfaces
2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U67
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRC29M1Y
To all the helpers that went in the direction of timing I applaud you. I pulled the covers and found a chewed belt and a broken crank sprocket well it was a half inch thick instead of a full inch new. We did a TB service and replaced the sprocket and it runs ... Trouble codes: 341 (cam sensor out of range).
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