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1990 Acura Legend LS 2.7L No Start VIN: JH4KA4676L
Customer brought it in stating car would refuse to start for several days, and he could not hear the fuel pump running. Then one day it would start like nothing was ever wrong with it. I suspected but could not find fuel pump relay or a "main relay". He left i...
1992 Audi V8 Quattro 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUBV84C1N
Hi thanks for looking at this. This audi came to us because it dies and wont rev up when cold if you get through the warm up period it will run ok. What we found is that we are losing injector pulse only on warm up. The engine speed sensor and tdc sensor were ... Trouble codes: 00513 (engine speed sensor)
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L scheduled maintence VIN: WAUED64B01
hi all doing a timing belt on this fine ride and mitchell on demand service info tells us to place camshaft lock bar on gears then loosen camshaft bolts !why??? do we need to do this just for the belt replacement and do we need to secure camshafts with this t...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAA1301K
OK the short story behind this Car is The kid had the timing belt break while driving the Car, He bought a head off Ebay and after he couldn't figure out how to do it I ended up with it. I finished the Head and Timing belt. I have checked the timing marks 3 ti...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L exhaust rattle VIN: WBAGN63483
when cold this 745li rattles from the rear muffler at the vaccuum element that shuts off the right muffler. applied vacuum and it does not hold. what is the fix? new muffler? thanks for your time.
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L instrument cluster VIN: WBANA73594
the instrument cluster on this 530i stops working intermittently. customer says every 10 minutes or so the cluster shuts off, needles drop and then 2 seconds later it works again. the cluster will chime and all is good. We read the diagnostics. DME code CDA8 (...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cruise VIN: 1G6KD54Y01
I was wondering if any one knows where I can get a replacement cruise ribbon/cable for a cruise module. This DeVille came in with inop. cruise and when we took the cable housing off of the module we found the yellow ribbon had broken/torn that attaches to the ...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L ebcm VIN: 1G6KD54Y81
This vehicle came in with a c1242 pump circuit code, and a c1248 brake light activated code. Testing pointed to ebcm relay fault. I got a new bpmv and ebcm from the dealer and then reprogrammed the new ebcm using TIS and the tech 2. I used the calibration for ...
1994 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBGK24F8R
vehicle originally came to us with an intermitant no start( cold extended crank) we found that when vehicle was allowed to sit for extended periods of time it would take a long time to start, then start and stall several times before it would actualy start and... Trouble codes: 88 (tdc relearn error)
1994 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L engine tempature VIN: 2GCEC19Z2R
i have this 1994 chevrolet c1500 which has a remanned engine the problem is it won't maintain the coolant temp.it runs at a constant 180 in the shop and drops as driven to 150-160 degrees.has had 3 thermostats installed with new gaskets.also a oem from the che...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GBEC16RXX
help Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNDT13S72
According to the customer, since this Trailblazer was new she has had it intermittently go into 4 wheel drive while driving down the road and the button in 2 wheel drive mode. She says that when it happens you can feel that the vehicle will somewhat slow down,...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L gas gauge VIN: 2G1WH55K62
gas gauge is pegged at the full mark. pulled the tank and removed the sender, swept the float and on my snap on scanner the percent goes to o percent at the low end and to 107 percent at the high end. It does this with the original sender and with a delco repl... Trouble codes: P0463 (fuel level high)
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L instrument cluster VIN: 2G1FP22G92
Instrument cluster is erratic after driving vehicle for 20 or 30 minutes. Ran sweep test with Modus and everthing works correctly.
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L No Start VIN: 2C3HD56T4S
Dear Fellow Techs; This one is driving me crazy! Car came in with a no-start condition. Checked usual no-start test; results listed. While checking for codes with a Modis, cranked engine, it started right up. Fuel pressure, spark, injector pulse all good. Disc...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 2C4GP443X1
I have a vehicle that the customer said it was running normaly. they shut it off and went to [...] minutes latter, no crank, light click. Owner had AAA jumpstart it & he barly got it running but died when he let it idle. They towed it in. I disconnected b...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 2C4GP44R05
this rear brakes squeal horribly have they have been driven a few thousnad miles,already returned rotors and tried another set of pads,but noise returns.any know concerns why this would continue to have concern
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13Z71
Thanks in advance for your help. This truck has an intermittent loss of power/hesitation, almost stalls. The customer stated that when the problem occurs, he shuts off the engine with the vehicle in neutral and then restarts it and the problem goes away. I hav...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L TCC Lockup
Thanks in advance for the help. Have 03 Dodge 1500 wuth 45RFE that Jerks almost like you hit the brakes for a split second, when TCC locks in, Truck came to me with CEL on and P0841 and P1775. Fallow t/s steps and leads to solenoid assy defective, replaced wit...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L master cylinder VIN: WD0PD44436
hi. dodge techs.this truck came in from a body shop with the brake pedal not holding. we figured had to be the master cylinder ,so we installed a new one the brake pads are good all around ,we bled the whole system does not seen to be air at the beginning we c...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FTCR1OU6S
I PUT THE CAM SENSOR NEW IT WAS BROKEN AND THE THERMOSTAT IT WAS ALWAYS COLD BELOW C LINE COLD. THE SCOPE ON CAM AND CRANK SENSOR TELL ME THAT THE CAM IS OUT BY 130 DEGREES IT DOESTN'T LINE UP WITH THE 26% DEGREES ATDC LIKE IT SHOULD. THE EGR PASSAGE IS CLEAN ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam positionsensor), P1443 (evap purg valve fault), P0401 (egr insuficient flow), P1000 (encomplet), P1701 (revers engagement error), P1270 (engine rpm/speed limit reacher)
1998 Ford F-250 XLT 5.4L Red Brake Light VIN: 2FTPX28L0W
Hello all, we have here an F250 that failed safety inspection for no brake warning light self check. we have went in and checked bulb operation and it's good, we grounded wire coming from parking brake pedal, no warning light operation. jumped fluid level sens...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5146W
Hi I have this van here that I can't seem to get figured out. It has a miss mostly when it gets driven for awhile and then I get a lean bank 1 code. I replaced the spark plug and wire on #2 and it still will miss. Not all the time but mostly when comming to a ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0302, P0401
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FTZR11X0W
speedometer works fine for about 6mi.then goes to zero.tcil begins to flash and trans starts shifting hard.sounds simple enough,gotta be a bad vss right?sure,if it had a vss.my question to all you expert ford techs is,which sensor do they use to run the speedo...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
Abs light was coming off/on but and we could not communicate with ABS module. No transmission or engine codes stored. Tested and found module was bad. Replaced with used unit (new is $1200.00 and car is probably not worth $2000.00). could communicate now but ...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34P3Y
Customer concerns of stalling intermitently The vechile runs rough at idle and surges and stalls when coming to a stop No codes are stored . Scoped with modis and came up with a weird scope pattern not sure if it the modis acting up or the vechile. Driving dow...
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX78W62
Thanks for any and all help on this nightmare.Vehicle came in with a dead miss.Checked codes,#6 misfire.Checked compression,180lb.Replaced COP and spark plug.Still misfire on #6.Checked with noid light has good pulse.Pulled fuel rail,replaced #6 injector.Clear... Trouble codes: 306 (dead misfire 6), 300 (misfire on cold start), 305 (occasional miss on 5), 308 (occasional miss on 8)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L poor acceleration VIN: 1FTWW33P83
Ive got an 03 f350 6.0 that has a problem accelerating at wide open throttle. if you roll into the throttle, the truck runs fine, makes over 15lbs boost, and pulls normally. If you give it WOT,especially at low speed, it blows white smoke, makes less than 5lbs...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L blower motor VIN: 1FAFP55U53
Not a Ford guy. Mostly GM's. This car seems to go through blower motor resistors. It looses low speeds. When I replaced the resistor the blower motor works fine for awhile then back to no low speeds. A new development is that at times there is no high speed un...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX14594
Hello, Thank you for your help. My first help request - since my shop and I burned to the ground November 20th last year. As I describe the work I did above ... I am here to tell you that nothing I did was not needed. The brakes now function as they need to...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTVX12574
ok , here is a big problem.. this customer says vehisl lost power while driving and quit. ran rough then died.. well was towed in and i tried a ford factory scan tool and my modis.. no comunication. The security light is flashing furiously and the throttle con...
1998 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GDHG31F6W
Helo fellow techs, not too much on diesels. Have this duramax that runs horrible. Sometimes won't start. Thinking maybe the injection pump; among other things, but main problem. Not real sure what to check. Just mainly looking for advice. Hopefully a common pr... Trouble codes: P0126, P0216, P0236, P0380, P1125, P1654
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK29162
no start, replaced fuel pump, found filter housing sucking air and replaced w/ new filter. fuel pressure stays at 1290 t01400 psi. 9mpa. vehicle will start and run when using battery charger, and cranking speed is 180 190 rpm. performed flow test on fuel. vacu... Trouble codes: 1094 (not enough fuel pressure crank decel)
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L steering box VIN: 1GKFK66U02
Hey guys, this denali came in with no power assist when turning to the right at idle. If engine is rpm is raised, problem goes away. Steering to the left has no problems. We talked to a tech at a dealer and he suggested the varible oriface be replaced. No diff...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Drivetrain VIN: 5FNRL18663
Hey guys, I have a customer with a noise in his Odyssey that mainly happens as he is backing out of his garage within within 5-15 feet of initiating reverse. After that you probably won't hear it again the rest of the day. We checked out the front end (and rep...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L third brake light VIN: 5NPEU46F56
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. My request should be a simple one. How is the third brake light removed for bulb service. I removed the single phillips screw from the under side of the package tray (in trunk). this loosens one side of lamp ass...
1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Alternator VIN: JACDJ58Y3S
Hey Folks, this came from some where else with a reciently exchanged Alternator. I tested the Alt. and found it to be inop. Customer exchanged it ( he bought it at AZ ) and returned with a new one. Replaced it and everything worked fine for a week. Came back w...
1999 Isuzu NPR 4.8L Unknown VIN: JALC4B149Y
Hi everyone . We work on this Japanese mule without infos ,Trans in limp home mode ,no ignition power to TCM , instrument cluster in-op , red lights are not even on , check and find no ignition power to cluster and no ignition power to activate HVAC , power in...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L MIL Lamp on, all gauges dead int VIN: 1J4GW48N2Y
hello all, this jeep is fustrating. the gauges go inop intermintly. it only lastsapprox 10 sec then it works fine. the vehicle towed in initially for no start and found the connecter at right kick panel filled with conductive grease and messing with the antith... Trouble codes: P1687, B0CM, B0CM
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7236V
I have a 97 kia sportage 2.0 DOHC injectors get no signal from the ECM, they do have power. I checked crank sensor signal all the way up to ecm, cam sensor and injectors as well. all circuits going from ECM to injectors, cam and crank sensors are good. checked...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L radio/anti theft
Replaced battery in this 1997 Kia Sportage. Vehicle has antitheft radio. Now after starting vehicle radio will come on for about 15 seconds and then shut off and display hold. Shut engine off and restart, the same thing happens, play for about 15 seconds and d...
2004 Kia Magentis 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12624
Hi techs: we have this kia that won't start. checked for fuel and spark. we have good fuel pressure but only spark on two cylinders, 2 & 3. Numbers 1 and 4 have no spark. checked power, ground and signal wire on bad coil and they checked ok. switched coils and...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SALNM22222
Hi everybody. I am begging for yuor help in this one and thanks very much for yuor help. I was called from another shop to give a hand in this problem. The engine overheated so much, that it melted most of things made out of plastic on top of the engine. Cylin... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
1996 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2229T
Hopefully someone would help me shed some light on this supercharger system and what is the criteria for the vehicle to go into limp mode/overboost protection mode. Let me start from the beginning.Vehicle first came in with oil leaking, TCS lamp & TCS off lamp... Trouble codes: P1540 (ABV Open or Short)
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C6X
Hi all i have this 99 mazda 626 that came in because customer lost keys. I got two keys. The immobilizer and PCm had to be replaced because all keys are new. The problem i'm having is I cannot pull data from old pcm. I have the IDS and NGS. While manually sett... Trouble codes: P1602 (immobilizer/PCm communication eror), P1603 (EEPROM malfunction), P1604 (Code word unregistered)
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3MA3941434
first i want to thank all for your responses and apologize if the info is not complete. This is my personal car and it does has a oil comsumption problem. i add a quart of oil once a month. i belive it is from #1 cylinder because i had a p0301 last week and wh... Trouble codes: P0340, P0345
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D44
Help... This little Mazda is a tough one. No start problem has only happened after at least a 15 mile drive and a 5 minute sit. Cranks fine but no fuel. After about 20 or 30 minutes the car starts and runs fine. We got it to happen for us really good and found...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Airbags VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Owner is trying to get the car inspected by the state. SRS light didn't come one during inspection. He brought the car to me. I found code B1528 and B1476. B1476 was for the warning light. Found a couple fuses burned out. And now the light works. But B1528 kee...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L timing chains VIN: 4JGAB72E0X
i have a ml430 torn down to replace all timing parts to get rid of a loud chain noise. everything was going well (at least as good as they can with this engine set up)until it came to reinstall. my question is... is there anyone who could send me a better timi...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W5V
Hi I hope someone can help me solve this problem. This Marquis came in with no start condition. Checked for codes and none were found. I have injector pulse and 40 psi fuel pressure,but no spark. Cranksensor is working on the modis and the engine light goes ou...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L monitors VIN: JN1CA21D6T
replaced downstream o2 to correct code and check engine light for state emission test. cat, o2, and egr monitors wont run. evap, o2 heater, missfire, all passed and are ready. I've driven the heck out of this car at all speeds and the 3 listed wont set. coolan...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L steering box VIN: JN8DR09Y82
I concluded that the steering rack is the problem. But I notice there is a switch on the p/s press line. Looks like a press switch to me. There is no infro for this switch from Mitch on Demand. There is 2 wires going to the switch. The red one has 4.4v to it w...
2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L shift 1-2 VIN: 1N6AD06W35
we have this nissan here and it has a harsh shift from 1st to 2nd found code p1731 A.T. 1st engine braking mitchell is not to specific on diagnosing this trans but I do see all these sol. atf presure switch and low coast brake assy are all 1 unit with the valv...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NW52E02
Vehicle came in with intermittent no start condition. Found vehicle had security light flashing during no start. Descovered P1631, Incorrect password detected for Passlock system, codes B3128, B3133, and B3138, all related to door lock circuitry (vehicle has a... Trouble codes: P1631 (incorrect password detected), B3128 (driver door unlock cntrl circuit is open/shorted to battery positive), B3133 (door unlock cntrl circuit is open/shorted to battery positive), B3138 (door lock cntrl circuit is shorted to battery positive), B1001 (airbag - option config error), U1000 (class II serial comm problem)
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L evap & cat VIN: 2G2WP52244
Brothers of the hood: This pup runs fine except for an occasional start and stall issue. The real problom is that it will not clear EVAP and CAT rediness status. I took a gamble a week ago and installed a new computer and flashed it with the latest version, al...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA0946F
Car came in as it would not move in gear. Found transmission casing cracked from inside out. Car has a non limited slip transaxle. Will a limited slip transaxle just bolt on? Was the LSD supplied on Turbo models? will there be any noticeable difference in gear...
2005 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L rear hatch VIN: WP1AA29PX5
i have this cayenne that will not release the back glass with the switch on the door,replaced release motor still nothing,with the remote it works but not the door switch.switched the fuel door switch with the glass release switch still doesnt work but the gla...
1998 Saab 93S 2.3L stereo ,horn , VIN: YS3DD58BOW
hie to all have this wierd saab problem .
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JF1GF4857X
Hesitation only is the problem here to varying degrees, sometimes it is not present at all, other times it exhibits a slight to moderate tip in hesitation that will remain right through the 2nd gear shift if you hold the throttle steady, the engine then winds ...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on
came in with vvt code. found no power to vvt. manually operated vvt and engine stalled. ckd wiring from ecm to sol.ohmed out fine the plugs on ecm were oily cleaned and dried both sides. opned up ecm to have a look,looked fine put back together was now able to... Trouble codes: P1349

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28DXX
customer declined further electrical diagnosis .i ruled out all ignition, fuel and engine timing and or compression related possibility's.this car has serious electrical issues that i have not experienced before for example every time you start the car it will... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0302, P0306, P1300.
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD1316L
so, thanks to everyone for their replys. after checking powers and grounds and the harness, i discovered that the ecu has had a performance chip put in it, not allowing it to go into closed loop. put in a ecu and the car is smogged and ready to go.
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAD2310L
Big thanks for all the great replies. Some of you had some tests I had never thought of. Turns out this old 325 just needed a lot of connection cleaning and tightening. After going over every connection I could get to with a pick and Contact OL, It has not ref...
1991 BMW 318i 1.8L timing chain VIN: WBAAJ9315M
Thanks for those of you taking time to replay to my request. My original concern was that compression readings were 20 to 30 psi higher than BMW factory specifications suggesting a possible cam timing error. I found cam timing was OK by using straight edge a...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L ABS module VIN: WDAEP33493
Well Gentlemen this one is fixed. After 2 new steering angle sensors and an ABS module this car went back to the dealer. They adjusted the steering angle sensor and calibrated it and then reprogrammed the cluster. I am guessing some software issue with the clu...
1990 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado 7.4L bubbling in recovery bottle VIN: 1GCGK34N0L
thank you to every one for your help, after reading all your posts i decided to check the cap for sealing tight because the water pump was only about 3 months old and tried to find more oe style radiator when i bought this one but was not able to find one even...
1996 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK33R3T
Thanks to all that replied. Tim from Wisconsin had it right as did a few others. I replaced the VCM and all is well. All voltage readings are where they should be. This was an unusual repair for me. I have been repairing vehicles for over 40 years and very few... Trouble codes: P1122 (Throttle position sensor - low voltage).
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L timing cover?
Well I took it apart again this morning. Got out the digital calipers and found the new cam gear .005 thicker and .007 further offset! Of coarse no more parts in town so I took the old Cam sproket and istalled it with the new chain, crank gear, and tensioner a...
1999 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L tcc pwm circuit VIN: 1GBJC34F6X
see other post on 99 Chevrolet C3500, electrical, TCC PWM CIRCUIT and thank you for all your help thanks patrick
1999 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L tcc pwm circuit VIN: 1GBJC34F6X
thanks to all that responed. found wire to term "E" from engine side of trans connector crushed between motor and trans mission. replaced wire from master brake cyclinder to trans connector and replaced trans connector. so far all is working fine. could not bl...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16R4X
I had to replace the new fuel regulator with an aftermarket one. I had tried another new OEM but still had the same problem. I talked to a tech at the dealer and he said they changed the regulators to work with the new electronic injectors. I now have -2 LTFT ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean).
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W1Y
Ok Guys got this bi--- done! Found circuit 439 pink wire at the black connector harness for vcm shorted to ground at the lower radiator support area. Pin # 18 pink wire at vcm shorted to ground about 12 inches from vcm to radiator support. Factory fault. Harne...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23132
mornin gents,we spoke with our local dealer on this one.they,and at least one of you guys mentioned gm upping the fuel system warrantee on the duramax to 200kmi.our cust opted to give it a shot.we were thinking plugged injectors and the gm shop in ukiah,ca.wou...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK24U33
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L drive belt VIN: 3B7KF22Z0W
Well, thanks to all you shared their input. The theory that it was a resonance frequency of the belt rather than belt slippage made perfect sense so I tried a gatorback belt as a few people had recommended and sure enough that took care of the problem.
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L prndl VIN: 3D7KU28C73
Well the nightmare is over. This Dodge was a weird one that I couldn't find any real diagnostic flow chart on. Many people suggested an Ignition Switch as it is a common failure, so I tried that and it didn't work. I was working backwords, trying to go afte...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15NXR
Thanks for everyone help. After sometime we finally cuaght the pip signal go weak, so we replace the distrbutor, and the truck has senn no more problems..
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141W
the clips are not broken on imrc linkage thank you for all the replies delbert in kc mo. Trouble codes: P1537, P1538, P1513.
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE1128X
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FMYU04131
thanks for all replies.we initially kneww that right lower ball joint was bad,but because of money issues,chose to ignore,however,the more we drove vehicle,cuold not,in good conscience,release vehicle to customer.so we bit the bullet & replaced ball joint.vehi...
2004 Ford Focus ZX5 2.3L O/D light VIN: 3FAFP37214
First thanks to Fred from Georgia for the tip that gave us a clue. Thanks to all who replied , all of the info was useful.After much testing we found that the "noise" was not present when speed sensor was plugged in to harness and hung outside of the transmiss...
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L rotor,pads
thanks again. i did everything like you guys said , job went perfectly from begining to test drive . i did disconected batery and removed fuses 24 and 31 . thanks everyone who helped .dali.
2006 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA52226
Well I finally fixed this one.Thanks for for many good suggestions.I checked for cut out of rpm pid as Kerry suggested I checked for a short in the wiring harness as Thomas suggested and found no problems.I totally disconnected the exhaust to verify that there...
2008 Ford Taurus X Limited 3.5L A/c Clutch VIN: 1FAHP25W28
This vehicle went back to the body shop, and has not returned yet. Sorry about the sloppy original post, but, we have power but no ground at the coil on the ac compressor. I suspect pinched or broken wire. Thanks for all the help
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKCS13W6T
1996 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GDHG31K4T
Thank you all for your input. I know it was a little confusing being a 96 with TBI, but its a 1 ton cube van and I believe GM just dumped their old stuff into the heavier chassis. Anyways, the distributer shaft got replaced and that did bump my output of my pi...
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 7A3CG1640W
HIE TO ALL REPLACED ECU ,TOOK VEHICLE FOR REPROGRAMMING AT HONDA AND GOES GOOD. Trouble codes: 0002 (pcm initial circuit failure).
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Radio VIN: 1HGCM66523
The vast majority of responses received said to send the man to the dealer for a warranty exchange so we did just that. The thing that bugged me was the fact that this man swears the problem only happened after the battery went dead and his former mechanic wa...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJHX1741S
This one is fixed, turns out tps was stuck ak 67% open and would not return to zero, removed tps and it tested ok. It was binding at the throttle body. The aluminum had oxidized and created the problem. A little WD40 plus Vaseline and Viola! SheezaFixda Weird ...
2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL38K16
Intake vales leaking slightlty.TSB 09-007-06.runs great now.Seems to be a big problem on these.So at least we have some more work.LOL Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 missfire).
1999 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: KNDJA723XX
The problem is fixed, I wish there was some light bulb moment but this isnít the case. I wasnít able to work on the vehicle until Sunday, so I apologize for the late fix post. My gut told me the problem wasnít the transmission and Brian pointed this out. ...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L odometer and tripomter VIN: 1MELM50U6T
Thanks for the reply Richard. No wires were pinched in the bell housing. As for my turnsignal issue there was somthing sticky spilled on the flasher switch. Apparently it was working until I used the falshers to pull over and make a call and disturbed it. A l...
2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWHT61LOY
i did found PCM had water get into couple pin were corrosion,when i pulled PCM connector out one of the pin were completed broken.Replaced PCM any things were take care.Thank You So much. Trouble codes: P1633 (keep alive power voltage too low).
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E74
Received three replies; one said that the vacuum readings were too low at cruise (was an average because of hilly country), one asked if we had the proper signals and power at the coil (we did)and one asked if we had the wrong or aftermarket parts installed (w... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Detected Cylinder 1).
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L water pump VIN: 1N4BA41E45
To the best of my knowledge this car is fixed. I use a vacuum bleeder to get air out of the system. We flushed the radiator and it seems to be fine now. At least we haven't heard from the customer since they got the vehicle back. thanks for the help.
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL21EX8
Thanks for the help , i check the intake for vaccum leaks none found clean the mass air flow sensor , nissan did reprogram pcm but it did not fix car and fuel mi dropped abot 3 mi a gallon to , i will try to keep everyone posted if i find out what's wrong wit...
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L speedometer VIN: 1GHDT13S62
After checking everything again i was certain the pcm was the problem,What made me doubt myself was the customer said she had been driving the van without the speedo for a year using a garmin for mph.I coudnt see how trans shifted without vss still dont,we ...
1987 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE14U8H
First of all thanks to all who replied to my request. We checked valve train and reference voltages, also grounds and wire harness for rubbing through, all to no avail. But what seems to have fixed it was OE wires. We installed new Delco wires and even took so...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start VIN: 1G2NE5537R
This 2.3 is running again. I had responses ranging from a possible grounded injector, bad computer, bad icm or ign. security. I unplugged all the injectors and still did not have a ground signal so I ruled out bad injectors. Remember on this engine the injecto... Trouble codes: 19.
2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52E85
well folks,the car has started 120 times since thursday of last week.various test drives,lunch runs etc. with no failure.the customer has decided to let the bank reposes the vehicle so i guess im done.thanks for the respnces to my request.most of you had good ... Trouble codes: U1000, U1088, B1327.
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