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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L left front suspension VIN: WBADD5321V
Have replaced alot of worn out parts on this vehicle. I have a very low speed rattle that presents itself in a forward direction predominatly. Speed at or under 10 km's per hour. With or without brakes appied. Reverse is hard to get a rattle. I would swear it ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L temp guage VIN: WBAGJ8321W
vehicle has codes for p0116 temp ckt replaced t-stat assy due to signs of leak around sensor,no change. i am tring to test ckt between cluster and sensor but which sensor operates the guage the two wire on the t-stat assy or 2 of the 4 wires on the dual temp s...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L radio VIN: WBADM5339X
Vehicle came in with rear speaker output very faint. function tested speakers. all speakers put out noise.replaced amp. no change. rear speakers will now not function test properly. Any insight would be much appreciated!
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Stall, 400 rpm VIN: WBADT63431
Initially this car was towed to us. Battery terminal connections were an issue and after addressing these, I started the car and it starts and stalls immediately. Verified datastream and no faults, car had a hard MAF code, and 3 codes for the IAC and thus the ... Trouble codes: 53 (IAC signal coil activation high)
2007 BMW 525i 3.0L tpm VIN: WBANE53577
Hey guys, I got this car in on a wrecker with a multitude of weird electrical issues. I found the trunk full of water and the TPM module submerged. I replaced the module and it's harness(since the terminals were turning blue) and repaired the source of the wat...
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1G26789012
i just had a performance cam put in the car it had no problems befor but now it smokes all the time burns oil it is realy bad it is more when idling then anything else not sure what it could be i also changed valve springs
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L engine VIN: 1GCCS1442T
this truck surges at idle real bad ive done a complte tune up ,fuel filter,air filter and checked fuel pressure which was at 45 psi it runs great on the road ive checked 4 vacum leaks none found when at a stop light it surges bad enough that its hard to take o...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Transfer cas VIN: 2GCEK19R4W
Thanks in advance. I changed the torque converter in this transmission and sent it down the road, two days later it came back with a complaint that it will not go into four wheel drive. The system has a three button switch and all three buttons are lite. If I ...
2002 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L No Start VIN: 1Y1SK52812
Thanks for looking . Replaced rings for oil fouling #4 . Vehicle ran when brought in , now will not start . Coils # 1 & 3 will fire , #'s 2 & 4 will not . Have read that the PCM will fail safe and disable injectors if coil failure is detected . I get one flash...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDT13S74
04 4.2L all but 3 HEAD bolts snapped upon removal. any tricks to removing them, is it a common problem on these motors? i have welded out many exhaust manifolds bolts before, but these head bolts are very deep in the block, at least 1\2 inch.
2005 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L timing chains VIN: 1G1ND52F65
car came in with a lot of noise up top. found the engine oil filter had caved in. there were pieces of it stuck in the head gasket orifice which starved the intake lifters and cam. the head and cam got replaced. cleared the oil passages to the head. changed oi...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L unknown VIN: 1G1AK12F65
Good afternoon to all and thanks in advance for your help. I have this 05 cobolt customer is complaining of steering wheel very hard to turn/no power assist.She came in 3 weeks ago w/ this complaint We were unable to duplicate any issues at that time. Customer...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L overheating VIN: 1G1AK52F35
i have a 2005 cobalt has overheated and has water in the oil. removed cylinder head and gasket was fine. pressure tested the head and it too is ok...what am i missing?
2005 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L Starting system VIN: 24U0551136
Car will not start when you press the "Start" button on dash. All lights on dash and headlights, etc go out for approx 20 - 30 secs. then dash lights will light again and you cannot turn system off. Always on ACC or ON position. The Service Engine Soon light i...
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3FEJ56HO
this car came in for a water pump leak.Changed water pump,timing belt,started for warm up went to move car and just stalls,checked codes found throttle position&map sensor codes,Changed both ,still have codes and stalling problem. Trouble codes: 106 (throttle position sensor), 122 (throttle position sensor), 120 (map sensor)
2001 Chrysler LHS 3.5L 1st gear down shift VIN: 2C3HC56G51
replaced engine test drive noticed on stops the the trans would not down shift into 1st or when it would it was harsh. and on the road it would upshit normaly un till it gets hot theln it goes into limp mode. also when your at idle in park at times the speedo ...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start, control pulse 2 coil
vehicle came in for a bad radiator, found water in oil, replaced blown head gaskets, and water pump, reassembled and will not start. Have no pulse to fire coils on 4 cylinders. have inspected harness, tested cam and crank sensor circuits good as are waveforms....
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L starter VIN: 1B3ES4C2D5
The starter will not turn over.Seems like neutral safety switch is bad but my repair program is down and have to idea of how to check it.Any help is greatly appriciated.
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L prndl VIN: 3D7KU28C73
Dodge Transmission techs, I need your help. I'm working on a 2003 Dodge Pickup, the basic problem is that the PRNDL on the dash only shows park and neutral. If you put it in any gear, the letters are still there but nothing is circled. It also seems to be in s...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7MU48CX4
Hello, Need some help. I primarily work on gas engines, but I have a very loyal customer that has waited a week to get in because he wants me to fix his truck. Problem is I don't know were to start with this one. It has 7 trouble codes in it 6 of them are list... Trouble codes: P0237 (Turbo/superboost sensor A circuit low), P0652 (Sensor B voltage circuit low), P2127 (TPS/pedal position sensor E circuit low input), P2121 (TPS/pedal position sensor D circuit range/performance), P0193 (Fuel rail pressure sensor high input), P0341 (Camshaft position sensor A bank 1 ckt range performance)
2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1B3ES66S75
bad vibration on acceleration and reving engine at idle. has new plugs, wires, ign. coil. codes po300, po302. after replacing parts vehicle runs better, but still has a bad vibration. seems to be coming from right side. thanks to all that replies.
2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2D4FV48V45
Vehicle had a missfire and had the tsb for exhaust valve rotators installed. Vehicle was fine for a month or so and came back in with missfire. Found some cylinders missfiring, especially #2. swapped injectors, coil, plugs and still missfire on #2. Found on te... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi cylinder missfire)
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L back up lights inop. VIN: 1D7HU18276
trunk came in for no back up lights. checked and found no power getting to light sockets. checked with snap on modios and was getting a signal from the transmission for reverse and reverse light in dash working. checked for power going out of the intergrated m...
1976 Ford Ranchero GT 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 6A47H12210
thanks in advance for the help" thise vehicle failed emission inspection, high nox. checked and found that all the vacuum hoses are misrouted. aplied vacuum to egr valve and nothing happened,(for thise found after removing carburator that base gasket was the w...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FTDF15Y9M
Truck will start and die when key is allowed to return to run position. You can keep it running if you hold in start postion. Occasionally it will run for about 10 sec in the run position. Changed Ignition switch and pcm but no change. Fuel Pressure is ok at a...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1762V
This is 3rd vehicle in 3 months showing a baro reading of 26.9".Whether or not that is relevent to the cat code this vehicle has ,I don't know.I am near sea level and the baro readings I normally see are around 28-29".I find it very odd that 3 different ford v... Trouble codes: P0420
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L brake warning light VIN: 1FTRW08L81
red brake warning light is on all the time, no codes in cluster or gem, unplugged parking brake connector, brake master connector even took out tan/green pin at abs module connector brake light stays on, I have 4.1 volts at red/green wire parking brake, when i...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTNW20F62
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L wipers VIN: 1FAHP36362
need some help with this one wipers wont park wen turned off they shut off but wont park out side shop replaced wiper motor car was traded in at usd car dealership we do work for alldata not very clear is there a seperate module for this system delay works nor...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDWX36F72
Thanks in advance. this truck will not get out of its own way . feels like it is starting in 3rd gear. I have a code po743 po755 p1747 and the overdrive light is flashing . I do a few e4od transmissions and i have not run into these codes yet.After looking at ...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU77E92
came in on a hook no start,before i could get to car someone else got it started after several tries,without testing anything (DOH!)of course it starts every time i try been on several long drives and hot soaks no results.did have a bad surge at idle with a/c ...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XLT 4.2L abs light on VIN: 2FTRX17264
I need help in finding connector C207. This is the connector you ground one side of to flash codes. It is supposedly a black connector with 1 red wire and 1 black and orange wire. It is supposed to be behind the right side of dash. I have dismantled both sides...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Front end rumble VIN: 1FMZU73EX4
I hoping someone can help me with this one before I start throwing money at it. I bought this 04 explorer for a screaming deal knowing it had issues. I have them all sorted except for one. Driving down the freeway there is a pretty loud rumble coming from wh...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L abs module VIN: 1FTVX14515
pulled codes c1222 and b2477 - test drive with scanner vehicle speed showed front 40mph rear 44 mph, replaced rear speed sensor - no change. found nothing onweb site for those codes - alldata states for b2477 to follow diagnostic tool for calibration prcedure ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L low power
Customer brought truck in from dealer. States low power and boost at 1500 rpms on the highway. Customer has Edge tuner and oversized tires. Checked EGR valve and found it a little bit gummy. IDS VGT test passed. I'm leaning towards replacing EGR valve, but I t... Trouble codes: P0069 (map), P0299 (boost performance), P0403 (egr valve), P0405 (egr), P0528 (cooling fan speed sensor)
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Cabin Air Temperature Sensor VIN: 1FAFP25165
Customer complained that cool air blows when heater is on. I have Hickock software enabling me to test all air door motors and see all data in the HVAC system. Testing has revealed no problems. Both temp. door actuator counts range from about 50 to 200 when ac...
1996 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GDHG31K4T
I have been fighting this for awhile now. Vehicle came in that would stall, found that it stalls usually when cold and put in gear. It will stall occasionally when idling. No vacuum leaks have been found. Fuel trims when in closed loop long term usually maxs o...
2005 GMC W3500 Forward W3S042 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4KLB4B1U85
1st this is an npr with all gm comp. 6.0 gas 4l80e trany, anyway truck will p0300 misfire and p0171. 135 and 7 only misfire. my book says app 1 should be .4-.9 volts at idle and app2 4.1-4.5 volts at idle. i have .5 on app 1 and 0 on app2. a few days ago i had...
2006 GMC Yukon SL 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GKFK16Z16
When placed in 2HI the vehicle will "POP OUT" of gear in the transfer case. After you stop, put it the trans in Neutral and push any of the transfer case buttons it will re-engage, put it back in drive and go. What I have noticed is that it seems to only do it...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D0Y
i suspect bad fuel from setting all winter, but customer tells me it is a bad coil on the left bank. he will only let me fix what he tells me is wrong but wants me to be responbsible for less than perfect results. i had a p0306 codem when it first came in, rep... Trouble codes: P0108 (map high), P0101 (maf circuit), P0102 (maf low), P0104 (maf intermittent), P0110
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L engine VIN: 1J8GW58N82
hi everyone, i have this 02 jeep came in overheating,did not had coolant fan operation,in this vehicle the fan is control by power steering pressure,steering system is working ok.now after fan replacement the temp keeps going higher to 250 f but motor block te...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L engine knock noise VIN: SALTY19414
Hi all we realy need some help on this one. we have a series 2 discovery with 72954 miles there is a knocking noise from the engine after it is warm. when cold it sound great. once it warms up the knocking starts to come on. we removed the front cover checked ...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBH28FXW
Need Toyota/Lexus gurus help. This one has stumped me. This vehicle came in previously with an alternator dead. The lady said the mil was on before we changed the alternator but the battery was dead and checked out with a dead cell. The next day she came back ... Trouble codes: P1351 (VVT Circuit range/Performance problem Bank2), P1354 (VVT System Malfunction), P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (misfire cyl2), P0304 (misfire cyl4), P0306 (misfire cyl6 and p0308 misfire cyl8)
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L high idle VIN: WDBBA45C7F
This car otherwise runs well. It's idle is intermittently 1500-2000, this occurs hot or cold in any gear and only lasts a few minutes. It may oscillate but eventually drops again to normal. The power at the idle valve is lost or drops when this occurs, normall...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHM36E3S
Hello Guys, I have a simple request on this mercedes I am working on. What cylinders do the plug wires connect to from the ignition coils? It is obvious cylinders 2,4,&6 get the ignition coils. Where do the plug wires go to that piggy back from the coils? I wa...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Steering angle sensor VIN: WDCAB72E3X
Hi everyone. We are having a real hard time with this ML430 at the shop. The steering wheel is centered (near 0 with wheels pointing forward), it locks at 680 at the left turn and 650 at the right turn but it always returns a C1140 error stating that the s...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
HI all, This car came in with customer complaint of rough idle. The check engine light is not on (yes it does work KOEO)...There was a evap code stored...test drive car - car runs good and has plenty of power...once the car warms up the idle is rough (feels li...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG 5.5L A/C pipes VIN: WDBRF76J55
Hello MB techs, on this one I can't find the high side service valve, is it normal that the A/C system doesn't have it??
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Third Stop Light VIN: WMWRE33516
Hello Mini Techs...we have got a winner. The thrid stop light has an issue we'd like to see if anyone has run into this. The third stop light doesn't work when you hit the brake pedal, but it will stay lit very dim with the vehicle shut off and it will drain t...
1993 Nissan D21 2.4L battery light VIN: JN6SD11SXP
Thanks in advance guys. Came in with the battery light on and a 3 amp current draw when the key is in off position (and when removed and vehicle locked up), not suprisingly customer concern was flat battery. Strange thing is that the light goes off when the ke...
2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L No Start
I have a 2004 Alero with the 2.2l ecotec that will not start. It has good fuel pressure and spark, but no injector pulse. I have scanned it and it is showing a RPM signal, the CKP counter does increment and the CMP counter(calculated since this is a compressio...
1987 Plymouth Reliant LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P3BP36K6H
I am I think the third person to try this car the previous repairs were done else were I have all the old parts and I started there put all the old parts on and the car would run at all I put the used pcm in it and it runs It just runs like crap. The idle surg... Trouble codes: 15 (o2 lean)
1996 Plymouth Neon 2.0L transmission VIN: 23G3R42333
Hi everyone, I havent been much of a transmission guy, but I am learning. The vehicle doesnt shift gears while driving. I have checked the condition of the engine, and it seems to run fine. no vacume leaks, tps tests fine when i scope it. I dont think that thi...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L car dies VIN: 1G2WJ52K3V
the problem with the car is while driving down the road it will just shut off then u can put in nutreul or park and it will start right back up no problem just wondering where else to go from here there are no codes it runs fine no misses or nothing just shuts...
2008 Pontiac Solstice 2.4L ABS &ecs turned off VIN: 1G2MC35B68
When codes returned after wiring repair, I checked codes tsb's and inspected car areas of interest. No more wiring problems found. Codes are B0081 Passenger presence sys 1 internal electronic malf. B0083 Front end sence 1 shorted to battery(repaired ar hoodhin...
1985 Toyota Corolla LE 1.6L power steering pump VIN: FT2AE82E0F
Hi, if anyone can give me clues to be free from headache, I will appreciate it. This 85 toyota has a hard steering problem. I check any binding in suspension parts and steering parts, but those are looks O.K.. I checked fluid pressuer by finger touching. I fel...
1988 Toyota MR2 Super Charged 1.6L No Start VIN: JT2AW16J5J
I received this car with a no start concern. I have spark with no injector pulse. It will start with the cold start injector and run for a few seconds. I have checked all grounds into the ECU and all B+ into ECU. Also checked for proper voltage. I have back pr...
1993 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L overdrive VIN: JT4VN13G7P
When this vehicle is cold it has no overdrive - normal. BUT when it warms up the overdrive will not engauge unless you pull over and let the transmission shift down. Then overdrive will work fine. Any help would be appreciated.
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L oil pump VIN: JT3HP10V5V
Good morning- have this 97 rav 4 with 2.0, customer originally came in with an oil light on on cold start up for 8-10 seconds(no mention of noise)we replaced oil filter and she stated that part was fixed, brings car in 3 weeks later for maint (lof)and a noise ...
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Transmission VIN: JTEEP21A54
When you approach a stop, you hear a "thunk" noise just prior to stopping. Sometimes, the vehicle actually lunges forward like you have been hit in the rear. No codes come up

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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L awd VIN: 2HNYD18681
Thanks everyone for all your help. I did a valve adjustement, and the vehicle runs great with no more trouble codes, including the VTM-4 malfunction. Again, thanks for all the help.
2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B14
Well boys and girls,redoing the timing belt install has apparently solved the problem.I,d like to say thanks.Its been 4 or 5 days and no lite.How only one cylinder gets to cross the misfre line I don't know.One of the worlds great mysterys I guess.Thanks again... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire).
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Level control VIN: WA1YD64B84
Hi and thanks, I'm saying I fixed this issue, but really I just know whats wrong, but the customer doesn't have the money. Went to program the level sensor and it would not take, kept coming up with error in the adaption 01 blocks for level sensors. Checked ev...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L covertible top VIN: WBAK7328VE
The CVM (convertible top control module) fixed it. My biggest hesitation was the lack of direct indication of module failure, and the fact that it died without symptoms while I was operating the top:-/ Erik from Texas replied first and hit the nail on the ...
2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L radio VIN: WBSCK9346Y
thanks to Helmut foreign car repair the problem is corrected.bmw uses alpine and blaupunk radios. i was being given the code for a alpine when in fact the radio was a blaupunk.i don't know how this happens when we gave the dealer the radio serial number? we w...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Power Lock Driver Side VIN: WBAEU33483
Hello, Thanks to whom all replied... You all were a great help.. It ended up being a relay in the module for the unlock mechanism in the drivers door... After Install I had to code it to the vehicle... TSB on Windows in op after module replacement happened as ...
2005 BMW 745i 4.4L what do you think VIN: 1234556677
as usual i know i will get the right answers when i come to the guys who are in the trenches we will continue the 01 search and again thank you all for your input I have come to find it invaluable troy
1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
This is fixed, it was a bad wire in the engine compartment behind the waterpump. Thanks to all...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHC24U24
i put about 25 miles on it and everything was fine thanks for ideas but after checking eveything and nothing seemed fine i just decided to drive it must of had something stuck in a valve Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L T.Chain tensioner VIN: 1G1ND52F24
Thanks for all your help. The chain was worn. With old timing components the new tensioner was at full extension and there was still 1/4 inch of chain deflection. With new components tensioner extended maybe 25% and had no chain deflection. I replaced the bala...
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1C4GP64L5X
Sorry it took me so long to close this help request, I wanted to make sure the vehicle was fixed. It turned out to be the output speed sensor. It didn't set a code at first, then it did. many of the responses pointed to that sensor. Thank you all for your help...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF26Z5W
Well, The PCM Was At Fault. After Going Over Everything Again I Still Had No Ground To Fuel Pump Or ASD Relays And No 5v Coming From PCM. So, A Disconnected Everything I Could Find That Might Cause An Issue. Even Removed The Cluster. Still Nothing. So I Ma...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7FL26X9X
still have trk at shop replaced central timer trk idled 4hr in shop drove 8 miles and died restared drove back to shop sec.tech took over could not pin down. back to my stall 5v ref.drops to 2v when dies unpluged cam,crank,map,tps, no change going to start loo...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Z4Y
thanks to everyone who helped took fuel rail off found water in rail droped tank and found the tank had been melted from the muffler having a hole in it about two years ago it melted the tank and the bead liner so water was getting in through the sender lock...
2005 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L Steering VIN: 2D8GV58265
Well everybody, Dave from Ont. & Jeff from Cal. hit it. Sway Bar Bushings, But could not feel or here them on drive on hoist. Test Drove without Links on, noise went away, Had to "physically remove Bushings, and Inspect" Bar was pitted and shinny. Put secret ...
1990 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.3L extended crank VIN: 1FTHF26M8L
Thank you to everyone who replied. The help was priceless. The mechanical lift pump was indeed the problem. Replaced and it's good to go. Thank you so much.
1992 Ford Ranger S 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A6N
Customer is in a no money mode, waiting for funds, so we are not going any further until I can be paid. Most posts say to replace the computer, and I agree, just waiting for money. I will update this request when and if I get money to fix it. Thanks to all who... Trouble codes: 222 (IDM missing).
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTHX26F9S
Thanks to all that responded, this starter is allowing cranking rpm to frequently drop below 100 rpm, we will put a starter in toady and im confident this will take care of that part, still has marginal at best injectors but cust. has no money (never heard tha...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15V5X
A few of you mentioned the common problem about the valves sinking into the heads. I pulled the valve cover and measured the installed height of the springs which checked out eliminating that possibility. I also pulled the springs and checked the seals and gui... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F2E
To all iatn members, thanks for you're replies. All stated basically to try what I had already tried. I fixed it last friday, and was giving the customer a few days to see if it was an actual fix, since it was a hard start in the mourning after it sit all nigh...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAFP73W05
Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, I was unable to duplicate the problem any more after the first day. I wanted to try a MAF/IAT assembly but the customer did not. It was reading about 20 degrees cooler than ambient.
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36Y17
After checking intake system for leaks, I found the air filter top cover off the tab side letting non filtered air into intake. cleaned maf and throttle plates and reinstalled air filter cover correctly and all returned to normal. ltft settled back down betw...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13R1X
I think my gauge has a problem. I replaced the pump, fuel pressure regulator and cleaned the fuel injectors. I did about 4 cold starts, even had one day with frost on the window. Let it sit idling for about 1/2 hour and the gauge said 62psi. Go figure. Th...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, no power VIN: 1GKFK16T31
this was a new thing for me i put an 02 sensor in bank 2 and it fixed this is the first time i have seen an 02 sensor cause an issue like that the sensor even checked perfect but after disconecting it and letting it run without it it ran great never wou... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L ipc VIN: 2GTEK19TOY
Thanks for everyones replies. Got the truck back from the customer and drove several hours and could't make it act up again, I ran redundant grounds to the IPC to see if this helps, returned the truck to the customer and he has not had it act up yet.
2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16Z05
After more inspection found that there was an intermitant ground issue for pcm. Found that when vehicle was acting up, if I took pcm and touched it to metal it would start running properly and all weird problems would disappear. Found that ground G103 was brok... Trouble codes: U0107, C0237.
2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GKET16S05
well i lost on this truck but it is fixed. after repairing the front differential again, i swapped propshaft speed sensors and in a 12 mile test drive i only had one occurrence of transfer case engagement when not needed. replaced both speed sensors and drove ...
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L cannot remove key VIN: 2HKYF18186
Thanks for all the replies. The FIX was the Mechanism in the column for the key lock... Pain in the rear job - but truck has been fixed and hasnt returned. Thanks again
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L misfire VIN: KMHDN45D32
Thanks everyone who responded. I smoke tested the intake and sure enough, the intake gasket in between cylinders 3 and 4 was torn in half. Replaced with OEM gasket, car runs perfect. Again thanks everyone for your help, You guys saved me on this one. I haven't...
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on, fuel gauge only half VIN: 5NMSG73D37
This beast is fixed!! Thanks to all that replied. We were aware of Hyundai site and did consult. Thanks to Robert & Richard for mentioning so that all are aware of this resource. We did check for recalls...Chris..but none issued for this vehicle. On the Hyunda... Trouble codes: P0463, P2068.
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L 1-2 shift VIN: JNRAR05Y4X
Sorry for the delay in closing. I removed and cleaned accumulator pistons and bores, re-assembled valve body, installed new filter and filled with max life atf which is compatible with nissan matic 'd'. It now shifts great. Pressures are within spec except the...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L airbag light VIN: SAJGX2044X
Thanks to all. Fredrick confirmed what I felt all along. Battery voltage issue, possibly from disconnecting battery for repair or fact that battery was alreadsy weak from sitting on car lot. Jaguar is very stingy with sharing information and snap on scanner wa...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4GZ58S9R
want to thank all for your replies if your ever in nyc DO NOT goto lee myles in flushing lol.. my car has been back there 9 times , this last time it was there for a week. only reason i sent it there was cause i had no time to work on my own car.. lesson learn...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L mil lamp VIN: 1J4GW48N1Y
well not sure why the high line pressure code but remoed and dis assembled trans found snapring for ud clutch drum popped off re installed correct way as per service manual re checked all other clutches re assembled running fine to this...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87A4Y
I found out to fill the trans theres a special tool that forces the fluid through the drain plug in the trans pan & a check plug where the fluid runs out when full, much like some newer FWD GM cars. I went ahead & installed the aftermarket trans cooler, then h...
2000 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1TA2222Y
Finally figured it out! So I sold the customer a few coils because I could feel a dead misfire when brake torquing the engine. After the misfire was taken care of, the car would still idle really rough after acceleration. If I was to load the engine at idle... Trouble codes: P1250 (PRC solenoid valve circuit malfunction).
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2UU07B71
Customer decided to take the car to the dealer to see what they could come up with - have yet to hear the outcome but will keep you all posted - thanks for the help. -Steve Trouble codes: P0453.
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBC820A38
Thanks to all who replied, most of the replies pointed to adjusting the valve, they seem to close with time as to the timing knob I was looking for this vehicle does not have one. Sorry for been so lake in closing this post, my customer was on holidays and jus...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA48D4K
Thank you for all that responded,but still havent fixed this car. I took it to a local import repair shop and he told me he was sure it needed fuel injectors. That was wrong. I was staying late on night and realized when I disconnect the eac Im not sure if tha...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBJF20F9T
Thanks for the responses. After working on this one for a while and watching the sensor i decided to go ahead and put in a bosch sensor aka factory due to the fact that all the wiring looked good and the sensor would loose signal at around 2800 rpm. Installed ... Trouble codes: P0725, P0380, P0400.
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