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1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNBT13W6W
This vehicle was recently purchased at an auction. It has had wires cut and spliced everywhere. I'm sure this is only the beginning for this one. The first issue is no DLC connection. We've checked the grounds and power at the DLC there ok. But pin 2 is dead a...
1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Sorry about no VIN. Posting from home & left work order at work. Car came to us after used "Japan" engine installed. Has an intermittent misfire on #1 cylinder after driven 25-50 miles. Can occur on hills or flat roads, at cruise or around town driving. Always... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P1400 (manifold differential switch)
1984 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.8L thermostat VIN: 1FMCU14SXE
This vehicle takes forever to stabalize the temp. It will climb to 3/4 scale and then drop to below cold several times. after about 7 miles it will almost be normal and stable. I went back into the thermostat thinking it was faulty, but I am starting to think ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FA51UWAR1
Changed engine,every thing was fine,cust returned two days latter,od light flasing,p0741,monitored tcc gets to 98% then goes to zero and od light flashes.Is there something in changing the engine that could cause this.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP5527Y
i got the car from a other shop were most of the parts were replaced. i found the wrong plugs were installed and the wrong gap was set, there was also a cracked spark plug. i installed the correct plugs with the correct gap. i also found the cracked pcv hose a... Trouble codes: P1137 (ho2s12 indicates lean), P1157 (ho2s22 indacates lean), P1131, P1151
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L oiling VIN: 5678567856
I have a ford 5.4 motor that has been neglected in its oil changes, the inside of the valve covers, heads, oil pan, and timing cover are caked with sludge. This is by far the worst one I have seen. The engine runs very well but has worn timing guides which are...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21P03
any 6.0 techs out there today?this one lost power,died wont restart.new fuel filters,plenty of fuel,no crud in fuel module.this is where i need help,icp is low,had some inj.orings leaking replaced them,same icp.[data screen shows pressure at 300-400psi,takes 5...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR14U13
I'm stumped on this 2003 Ford Ranger no start condition. 3.0L V6 died on the customer while driving.crank and cam sensors where replaced by the customer before we saw it. I've confirmed crank and cam sensor signals to the ECM are good. cam sensor is synced. Al...
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMSU45P53
cant go over 2000 rpm or full throttle. ok as you can see ive done some stuff to this i took apart the turbo and cleaned it i can now with back probing into the ebp sensor i can watch the vtg% increase and see the back pressure volts go up and vice versa at an... Trouble codes: P2263
1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Cuts out, restricted performan VIN: SAJKX6048X
This car came in with problems of hesitation, a MIL, and the driver info center would intermittently say "restricted performance." I scanned the car and it had codes P0328 (fixed, had water in connector), IGN primary/secondary G ckt (removed 3rd coil on the LH...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Stall VIN: 1J46Z8Y8PC
i had this jeep come in with no start, after it warmed up the asd relay started to click still no start,after a while the relay stoped clicking and truck wold start.ran fine. i traced the problem down to the computer. i traced down a used computer and insslled...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L engine swap VIN: 1J4GL48K72
Hello all and thanks in advance for any help, I have a 2002 jeep liberty that needs a engine and because of cost the customer wants to go with a used engine, I found a used engine from the same year but by the time the customer brought in money to start the jo...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L shift motor VIN: 1J4HR48N85
05 Grand Cherokee whineing noise when coasting,we put vehicle on lift and spin the wheels at about 1500 rpm the transfer case shift motor is clearly making the noise.This is a full time 4x4 system,vehicle has ABS,and vehicle stability system.It appears as soon...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13133
Good afternoon, hopefully there is a Kia tech that can shed some light on this for me. I have this 03 Sedona with a P1159. Info for this code seems to be a little elusive and also misleading it appears. I have gone to Kia techinfo site and obtained test proced... Trouble codes: P1159 (Variable Induction Control System)
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Day Time Running lights VIN: 1N4BA41E45
Hi would anyone know where the splice for the DTRL the wire goes from the DTRL relay to feed the DTRLs the right side works but the left side doesn't there is no power to the bulb .The wiring diagram shows a splice or is there any other trouble spots. Thanks M...
2007 Other GM h3 3.7L abs module VIN: 5GTDN13E37
pedal goes to floor. no brakes what so ever. will have good pedal intermittantly. no codes or abs lites.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G2NE52T6X
please help me i am working on a 1999 grand am it has a come and go miss fire that only hapens at idle, somtimes it will run good for 2 hours , and sometimes 10 min. I am ready to rip my hair out. thanks for the help in advance Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L can not refill tank VIN: WPOCA29841
when trying to refill tank fuel blows back out of filler neck
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L alarm VIN: 4S3BH89623
replaced fuel pump due to no pressure, but disconnected battery and now security light flashes constantly, looked up procedures in archives, and opened closed driver door with key out of ign. cycled ign on & off 10 times, horn beeps, then when i hit keyless en...
2003 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Valve Seals VIN: 4T1BE32K03
Just a quick question on a Saturday morning. This car has the puff of blue smoke on startup, so new valve stem seals are going in. My question to anyone who has done this before, do I have to apply shop air pressure to keep the valves up or can I bring it to T...

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2005 BMW 525i 2.5L Safety VIN: WBANE53576
Thanks to Bob [...] On Ontario it was Positive battery cable was deployed, Replace it & the Light went off... Thanks
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCT19W11
we tried all the suggestions that we recieved from the tech support. we changed plugs,wires, cap. etc.. replaced the spider injection, no change, we adjusted timing., checked for vacum leakes, and still no change. finally a local gm dealer said they had some ... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire).
1989 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3BC6632K
Didn't get much response on this problem, but thanks to those who tried. This car has a LOT of problems that, if I listed them all from bumper to bumper, you'd think it was a dozen different cars. Bottom line is the customer only wants it to run well enough to... Trouble codes: 26 (Injector peak bank 1 2 or 3).
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L 1-2 VIN: 1B4HS28Z4X
thank you for all your reply's ended up rebuilding the transmission once I removed the valve body notice metal fragments , figued at that point with a 175k it was time thanks you again .
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L pressure plate retaining clip VIN: 4B3AG52H32
after going over everything you guys sent me i realized that the problem was that the release clip was jammed in the pressure plate and wouldnt allow the throw out bearing to release. i went in through the fork cover and removed the bolt that holds the shaft t...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L instrument cluster VIN: 3D7HU18N82
Hello everyone: Good news the 02 dodge ram with cluster & light issues is fixed, first of all I did check for any dtcs there was none. The radio, windows, door locks etc. all worked ok. I don,t think I menction that the first time. I checked the ignition sw it...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Suspension VIN: 5678785677
thanx for the replies.did a bunch of research for the original airshocks were made by monroe pn 40004.got on the monroe website and found the build specs asfar as length extended and collaped and travel of the unit.went through the entire line and came up with...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 52D12DDF22
Thanks to all I installed new connector and ect sensor flushed system and turned it loose -- to be continued customer is very patient and cool,, Ill update when i get more info thanks again
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16506
Hi! This finer ford is being sent back to it's maker and yes i take this too personally!! I would like to thank those who responded and will keep you posted when the Ford Gods have determined the problem and solution, which is certain to be something simple... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake Cam Pos. Timing Over advanced), P0022 (Intake C. P. Timing Over retarded), P0305, 7, 8 (Misfire Cylinders 5 7 8), P2198.
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HKRL1863X
thanks for all the replies. ended up being customer was leaving spare key with us when car was towed in,thus always started for us !! security chip in one key was working ,not in the other.
2007 Honda Fit 1.5L Stall VIN: JHMGD38647
Fellow techs. I was not able to determine the cause of the stall on this vehicle, I feel that it could have been a pcm problem, really need to look at all pids with Honda Scan Tool. Customer declined to perform further diagnostics, advised to take to Honda Dea...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM3LW28G0Y
Jason,Rob and Mike were able to give usefull info.The fuel was contaminated and this burned out the new pump.Why i did not think to put my motor vac on right at the pump sure made me know i was having a bad day.When i put pressure gauge at pump it will not bui...
2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF288GY
Thanks to all who responded. I repaired the Lean Bank #1 by finding microscopic scales on one of the reference wires in the MAF. Spraying with MAF cleaner didn't get it off but a lite scraping with a pick did. Also the double Knock sensor code was repaired by ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor Curcuit Malfunction 1), P0330 (Knock Sensor Curcuit Malfuncuion 2), P0171 (Lean Bank).
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