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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 20SFM24982
hi guys my customer took this car out ouf storage. drove like a dream for about 5 miles then it started to run rough,backfire through the intake. in park it wont idle,feather the gas pedal it runs rough, backfires etc. fuel pressure is fine. pumped out old gas...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Control Head VIN: WBADS43482
Working on a 02 525i Wagon E39 chassis. Fuse #9 blows intermittently and when it does the control head goes dead. We have replaced the blower motor final stage unit with no help. We also unplugged the heated washer nozzles at the back of the control head and t...
1994 Buick Regal 3.8L drive belt VIN: 2G4WB15L4R
This car came in with a belt squeak, we replaced the belt and idler pulley. Then came back with squeak again and replaced belt again. Came back again for same problem we put on a slightly smaller belt. Came back again with same problem, suspected tensioner not...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52L0R
this car has been in and other techs have been in it for intermidate no start stalling couple pcm and module replaced when i got to it no scanner comm and cooling fans running checked all powers and gounds fans will sometime just click relay and car will start...
2003 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L starter VIN: 1G4CW54K93
car came in with the 5 amp crank fuse blown, hence a no crank condition. checked all the wiring/connections, everything looks ok. tested the circuit to find it only drawing 5 milliamps at the fuse. this fuse powers the bcm and pcm. anyone have any reason that ...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L inst panel VIN: IG6CD53B4P
digital Inst. panel, radio and a/c controls dont light up. they light up briefly when starting vech., and than go out. fuse # 4 (radio, body control module) has no power to it. replaced ignition switch, but still no power to fuse #4. I jumped ignition power to...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GCEC14K8S
truck came in with lower end knock cust wanted a reman motor put in ran great just had lower end knock swap engine and now the truck starts right up idles just fine but put it under a load and it acts like the exhaust is plugged. check timing/ fuel pressure/...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Silverado 5.7L Fuel Guage problem VIN: 1GCGK24R2V
Hey guys, My problem is with the guage. It fluctuates alot while driving or stopping. I red the TSB NO 76-83-05. But it states the tank has to be half full or less. And the dealer wants alot of money and it's across country for the anti slosh module.I can get ...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L interior lamp control module VIN: 1GNDT13W5V
Interior lights will not go off, key in ignition chime runs continuously with vehicle running. I have disconnected the door latch switches in the drivers door, no difference. I have been unable to locate the "interior lamp control module". I have a "remote fun...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GDCHK33J2
Truck will start as long as the fuel pump pressures up, but evry once in a while the fuel pump will not pressure up or even opperate unless you cycle the key a few times, then the truck will start imediatley Any help would be appreciated thanks to all.
1998 Chevrolet S10 ZR2 4.3L brake line VIN: 1GCCT14W8W
Hi guys, I replaced the brake line to the rear of the vehicle and tried bleeding the brakes numerous times but I can not get any pressure to the rear brakes. Master cyl was empty when the customer dropped the vehicle off so I bled the master cyl as well. Stil...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GCKE29G31
I have this 2001 Chevy 2500 HD with the 8.1 L Gas engine that is giving us problems! When COLD first start for the day it runs bad on accel. It only last a few seconds and once it takes off it will be fine for the rest of the day. The fuel pressure is picture ...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH55K02
Have this Impala which came in as in intermittant No start. When the car got here it would not start. No crank, good battery. Found no power at S-terminal on starter. Scanned for codes. No P codes, but had 13 misc, B codes. I checked all grounds that I can fin... Trouble codes: B2618
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L steering pump VIN: 1GCHK29U73
In January this truck came in with no power steering or brake assist. The pump had been noisy for some time. I replaced it with a rebuilt Cardone pump and after about 3 days it too failed. This time it was a broken shaft. The truck worked well until yesterday ...
1993 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L long crank time VIN: 2C3EL56T1P
My own 93 Chrysler Concorde 3.3 developed an intermitent long crank/hard start condition.I had suspected a fuel pressure leakdown and tested as per the TSB, it was not the problem. I left the fuel gage connected and found that at times,you would not get the 2 ...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
This code could be either cam or crank sensor. No scope available. At idle, tach drops out when misfire occurs. At cruise, tach steady, even though it feels as if one or more cylinders are not firing, back off throttle and engine accelerates. I know crank sens... Trouble codes: P1391 (loss of cam/crank signal)
1995 Dodge Ram 3500 8.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23W0S
code 43, truck starts and runs good for a few minutes, then it will start to run rough and the code 43 appears. The pcm is turning off 4 injectors. It has good spark on all cylinders. The O2's test good. Adaptive fuel is +33 and the pulse width starts to clime... Trouble codes: 43 (Ignition coil 4 primary cirtcuit)
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Accessories VIN: 2B46P4430W
Hi all have a quick question for those who can help. This caravan has intermittent issues with the wipers and the only thing we haven't tried is a BCM. What I need to know is if we get a matching number bcm and do not have it flashed by Chrysler other than odo...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Lights VIN: 2B4GP44G41
This van was towed here with a dead battery because the customer had been unable to turn or remove key from the ignition lock cylinder. A metal tab at the base of the shift lever had broken off, causing the problem. After the problem was repaired, and the batt...
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3E556C63
CAr is in for Po344 code. client had cam sensor replaced. I replaced again with oem part. Modis shows crank/cam off set to be 9.5 degrees. I am pretty sure this is wrong. I am thinking timing belt related problem. Scope test cam and crank shaft sensor no glitc... Trouble codes: P0344
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 17DJUWE788
OK this one has me thinking hard . This ranger runs perfect at Idle but as soon as you start to Drive the hole left injector bank has half power and will not fire all three cylenders.The other side works perfect all the time. I'm thinking the driver for the in... Trouble codes: 172 (lack of heated o2 sensor swithch lean bank 1), 177 (lack of heated o2 sensor switch lean bank 1), 212 (loss of ignition Diagnostic monitor power to control module), 232 (coil primary circuit malfunction)
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...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP6634Y
Car originally came in with customer complaint of hesitation under load,wanting to stall but not. Performed fuel pressure test & found fuel pressure dropping below 10psi. Recommended fuel pump & filter replacement, customer agreed. Dropped fuel tank & replaced... Trouble codes: P0190 (Fuel pressure regulator)
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMNU42SXY
Idles fine no misfires, it will stall whn put into gear. During idle the engine rpm and turbine speed is different. In gear, the turbine speed goes to 0. There are no codes.
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU181YL
hello techs this vehicle has a rough idle,cylinder misfire condition.not fuel or ignition releated,odd thing is the front corner of the valve cover where the timing chain lives is cracked all to hell 3 cylinders misfiring on that side,anyone seen this before...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Air suspension VIN: 1FMEU15L9Y
Hello everyone and thanks. This Expedition(rear air suspension) has the rear airbags deflated and its laying on the ground basically. The compressor does not come on and the the controller never grounds the dark blue/yellow wire at the compressor relay to tur...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.4L master cylinder
I have a 2000 E350 that has a relatively good pedal at first, then it fades some and you have to push the pedal harder to continue slowing the vehicle. There is no real problem about stopping the vehicle, its just that the pedal is almost near the floor by the...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTNW21F22
this is my own vehical,190000 miles,no trouble hardly ever with this truck.Well the pin has been pulled on this hand grenade for a while.It quit on me last night,had to get towed home[we are not allowed to work on our own vehicals at work].Was at a dog trainin...
1990 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L pcv system VIN: IGTDK14K2L
I have this Rebuilt Long Block installed and makes a scritching / wistling noise when running, that goes away when pull dipsctick out, I did check engine vaccum and is 19-20 Inc/hg, pcv valve hose also shows 19-20 psi, pull out T/body & vaccum ports are free, ...
1997 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L transfercase VIN: 3GKFK16R9V
this is a 243c transfer case and the customer brought in with complaint that for about three weeks after it has set over night it will be in 4 high and 1 time it was in 4 low after startup ,,this has the older tccm in it where u have to ground pin 13 on the dl...
2004 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Rear Differential VIN: 2HKYF18644
Customer came in for preventative maintenence. We drain and filled the coolant, auto trans fluid, and rear diff fluid. All fluids we got directly from Honda. Technician did service, pulled vehicle out back, and I went to pull vehicle around when I heard a lo...
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L CEL,IMA light on VIN: JHMES956X4
I am curently working on An 04 Civic Hybrid with a P1435. The Code description is Charge/Discharge Balance function. This fault applies to the 12 volt system. I have gone to the Honda website and it gives no desciption of code set criteria, only to check the 1...
2002 Hyundai XG350 L 3.5L Cylinder head gasket VIN: KMHFU45E32
Hello all & thank you in advance. We recently replaced head gaskets, water pump, & timing belt on an '02 XG350. We researched the timing belt procedure in advance to make sure that all went well there, which it did. No problems there with belt jumping or being...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SAJHX1244V
Hi guys, The customer stated it had an intermittent stall and trans program light on. The car would do it for me. The only code at that time was for the rear o2 sensor heater. I had him check with the dealer to see if the egr recall and reprogram was done and ... Trouble codes: P1193, P1790
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA01U43
Hello all. This s-type has misfire faults for all cylinders except 7 & 8 and the map sensor circuit fault. Has anyone seen this on one of these normally aspirated 4.2's ? would just throw a MAP sensor on it and see, but it is an ugly job and the customer is al... Trouble codes: P0105 (Map sensor circuit), P0300 (misfire), P0301 (cyl. 1 misfire), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L blend air door VIN: 1J4GX78Y8W
refrigerant pressures are ok, lines get cold and sweat but only hot air comes from vents. self test of system results in code 23, blend air door actuator drive circuit. test for this code are #25 and 26. test 25 value shown is 04 = in position. mitchell does ...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.1L Unknown VIN: JDH3452345
Hi there this is my first help request. I HAVE A 06 srt8 cherokee came in with a loud cirping/squalking type niose. sounded like water pump impeler hitting inside of housing. so i removed drive belt noise still there. noise only there at idle. off idle it gose...
1995 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALDV2285S
Ignition timing has been reset to will be attempting to move timing over 1 tooth to see if that helps with problem.
2005 Lexus GS430 4.3L Unknown VIN: JT8BL69S25
hellow techs got this lexus gs430 that was towed in to the shop today because of a noise and smell. customer states that vehicle sat for a few days and when they started it a grinding or grading type noise is heard and a smoky fuel type odor was present. start...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L compressor VIN: 1LNHM83W93
Hello ford techs I am in desperate need of help.I have a 2003 lincoln town car with an a/c problem.The customer complaint was no a/c until driven for awhile.After verifying customer complaint I started by doing and evac and recharge to make sure system was at ...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Suspension VIN: ILNHM82W43
This car has a definitive thunk when going over speed bumps, like a loose bushing or similar thing. Just a single thunk, and nothing else. Everything I can see looks tight, and can not see any loosness in any control arm bushings or sway bar bushings. The only...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L recirculation switch VIN: 1YVFP80C43
having problems with this car will not switch to recirculation ,stuck on fresh air , no power to acuator,replaced control panel and still same . any help would be great. mitchell has poor testing on this problem . all wiring checks out .switch is not possible ...
1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S 2.2L glass seals VIN: 37Z7514552
I am looking for parts for the engine, for overhaul, and body parts such as window and glass seals, weather strips and bumbers. Any help would be appreciated.
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L cooling fan
the scanner shows the a/c basic load to be at 24% +/- 2%. the a/c working load usually goes straight to 99.40% as soon as the a/c is swithced on. i would not imagine that the a/c should demand the fan above about 60% or so unless head pressure got to high. it ...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA2101T
I found I have spark on cylinders 5,2 & 4 . I have NO spark on cylinders 1,3 & 6.The injectors are all functional.I have swapped coils with NO improvement.All coils have good ground and power supply.The affected coils have no ground pulse from the ECM.All thre...
2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0L window VIN: 3N1AB61E38
Help Nissan Techs! This sentra came in with the driver window not rolling up. We re initialized it per the Nissan tsb and it was working perfectly. Two hours later it will not work again for 2-3 attempts and then works again normally. It almost seems as you ca...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Surge, dies out VIN: 1G2NF1ZE21
We posted this in another section and had 2 problems. A lack of oil pressure once warmed up and a severe knock. Also, the engine would die out. Once that knock was corrected the severe knock was gone and pressure was correct. But the engine still dies after ab...
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L Battery VIN: WPOAA0945G
After the work described in related history, I gave the customer back the car with the radio fuse removed and, sure enough, after 4 days, the battery was dead. This is a mystery to me as I had no current drain indication. I am writing this post hoping that som...
1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CAZN42A4F
This one has no power, and no power to the ecu. I desperately need to know how power gets to the ecu. Does anyone have a schematic for one of these? Any help greatly appreciated.
2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L cooling fan
customer comes in to the shop cooling fan at the radiator not working. traced the problem to the fuse box (12 volts out of the relay at the relay terminals but only 4.2 volts at the connector on the bottom of the fuse box). disconnected the fuse box put 12 vol...
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L failed emission VIN: 4T1BF12B7T
Vehicle failed emissions test for "Not Ready" status. The Evap,O2 and Cat monitors are "Not Ready". While driving during the next few weeks the CEL came on with an O2 B1S1 code. The sensor was replaced code cleared and vehicle was driven for a few weeks. There...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TDBT48A62
the ignition lock cylinder is broken,we are going to replace it,it comes with 2 new keys,I would like to know the key relearn procedure with out factory scan tool.If any body knows one thanks in advance
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L camshaft timing VIN: WV2NB470X1
This van cam in with multiple misfire codes and P1340 camshaft position sensor g-40 engine speed sensor g-28 incorrect allocation. Vehicle runs poorly cleared codes and rechecked found P1340 returns. Removed valve cover and check camshaft timing found timing o...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1RH58D22
This vehicle was in for an alignment and tires. while doing the alignment the battery went dead . we replaced the battery and it keeps getting this code 91b7 for throttle control fault. I removed all the fuses for the pcm to try to reset the pcm no change, The... Trouble codes: ECM91

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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, Fuel flooding plugs VIN: 1G6CD5336L
The vehicle is still here and not yet fixed. It is on the "back burner" for now due to the recent flooding here in MA and a few other problems. So far the response has been overwhelming to do the ground repair near the starter.I have done this and repaired...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cruise VIN: 1G6KD54Y01
Thanks to Lewis, Chris, Doug, Paul, and Steve for the replys. Lewis led me to uneedapart.com. This is a search that goes to the web of salvage yards. I got several replys from them all that had the servos in stock, price and warranty. The customer opted for th...
1986 Chevrolet C20 Silverado 7.4L valve lifter
Dave Hasen from AERA told us about MIZPAH Machine that can rebuild the lifters we have, a couple of others mentioned shops that do the same work. Seems that is a common procedure for older aviation engines. Problem was that after measuring them, we only had ...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCGK29J1V
I want to thanks all who replied .The plan is to replace the fuel pump as most of you said.I had a heart attack 2 weeks back and have to go back in to get some more repairs made this Thursday.When I get back to work I will swap the pump and re-post if there i...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L Long crank hot start VIN: 1GNGK26J7X
The fuel pressure regulator was the culprit! The vac hose did have fuel in it. Unfortunately, the coil, upper intake manifold, distributor, and fuel rail have to be removed for access to the FP regulator! But it was bad, and replacement solved the problem. All...
1999 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: 1GDKC34F6X
Thankyou for all of the replies, a lot of great help here. I cleaned the tanks, changed the lift pump and fuel filter. I suggested to the customer that it would not help anything but he wanted to do it anyways. I drove it and almost immediately it died again. ...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L blend door VIN: 3GNFK16T0Y
Thanks to all for the help. The Tech replaced the blend door actuator. Seems the "ever since you worked on it" bug can even bite a Tech's wife!! Greg and crew
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S15
What I found was that the problem was heat related. With the help of Identifix, I checked the crank signal at PCM DkGry connector pins #1 & #9. The waveform was good sine wave. Then I checked the circuit out to the IPC Blue connector pin #49 and when the probl... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Miss), P0410 (Secondary Air), P0622 (Gen F control).
2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on, hard to fuel up VIN: 1G1ZS58F47
Well the lady called two times and said she is not coming in cause the light is not on and it is taking gas. I told her it will most likely do it again most often problems just dont go away. She said if the mil comes back on or the car wont take gas then she... Trouble codes: P0446.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L No crank VIN: 1GCHK236X7
Thanks to all that responded!!! I posted on a Friday PM after I told the owner (my landlord) I could take care of it & go ahead & tow it here. OOPS! So no truck for weekend. I checked more circuits on the following Monday looking for something that might tak...
2002 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L Electronic VIN: 312B731229
Hello every one,mike and timothy they were right on the money,i ground the starter relay with the test light while the eng running and brought the acc relay in and all works like suppose to,checked it further found the pcm feeding 5 volt to starter relay,i put...
1998 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GL22X9W
We replaced the clutch and cleaned up all wiring to the coil - customer has not had the problem re- occur in over 1 week (as this was happening daily) customer is satisfied with the outcome Trouble codes: P0545 (a/c clutch relay), P0351 (coil 1 primary circuit).
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B7HF13Z8X
Apparently you can not ground these things enough. I feel dumb now. I thought that my guys covered that one, but, I went over things again, and then we went through it all starting from the basics, and low and behold, we found a bad connection at the front at ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L CAB Module VIN: 1B8GP25G31
The main problem is the BCM not sending out the 12 volts to pin 10 while cranking. * Note only while cranking, when running it is charging voltage. I replaced the ignition switch as well as the ABS (CAB) controller, instead of replacing the BCM due to cost...
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L rear diff VIN: 1D7HG12X23
2003 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R23
Thanks to everyone that replied to the help request. Looks like this vehicle has a common failure with the PCM going bad for different situation on these cars. Looks like chrysler never learned from their mistakes. With the Idle control valve working normally... Trouble codes: P0443 (Evap Circuit), P0508 (Idle Circuit too low), P0509 (Idle Circuit too high).
2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2D4FV48V45
I inspected for leaks and o2 functions and all look good. I went back to basics as some people mentioned and rechecked cam timing. Pulled front cover off and found that the odd cylinders cam was off one tooth. I do not know why this did not set the MIL but app... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi cylinder missfire).
1981 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L engine
well, i did some thinking and as i installed the timing chain(old one was very stretched although not jumped), I kept going back to thinking it seems to be a fuel problem. that nite randy from louisana had msg'd and brought up the carb kit, etc. and It was eno...
1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transimision VIN: 1FNDU34X3S
Thanks guys for the response, droped the pan again, to switch back to the orginial vc and found that I had screwed the gasket up witch is what I had wondered, but I also found one of those l pins that hold valves in place, I did let the valve b...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4043T
Well the car still isnt running. I have load tested the CKP wires to the PCM connector by powering a 3157 bulb through each of them. The injector resistances all check out good from the PCM connector. The primary side of the coil pack checks good on resistance...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L overdrive VIN: 1FTJW35F9V
First off I appreciate all the info and help. We did find the wires bared where the shift lever pivots. We replaced the shift lever with wiring and also the on/off overdrive button on the end of the shift lever. Everything now works great. Again thanks for the...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FTZ1762WK
Further testing revealed different ohm readings on the old combo switch wipers and replacement switch wipers, by a magnatude of 10. Never could find a replacement switch that worked, took old switch apart and cleaned contacts to fix T/S, wipers work perfectly....
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FTZX18WXW
Well, I dedicated a week to this vehicle. Although I had a number of findings I think 3 were probably significant. 1) Testing the coolant revealed a very high ph - over 11. This was due to 2 possible reasons. First, the coolant I used ( O'Reilly's) had ...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Steering turning radius VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
OK Guys, sorry to waste so much or your time & effort spent trying to help me! Greatly appreciated & I think some guys, like me were anxious to see what the outcome was but the customer is not going to do any further repairs. They may change their minds if so ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNW12P13
Thanks to all who replied! Most of you hit the nail on the head. There was compression leaking into the fuel system from the right bank. The balloon test worked fantastic! To try to save the guy some money I decided to replace just #3 injector instead of all o...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Stall, No Power VIN: 1FTSW31P33
Installed a new high pressure pump and relearned turbo. Everything is fine, desired and actual pressures all match.Plenty of power. Beware of the programers when diagnosing something. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0292.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, hard start when hot VIN: 1FTWW31P75
This fleet's heavy equipment tech. (Caterpillar) decided to play with this truck. He stated the app assy fixed the dead pedal symptom. He stated that the reflash (IDS) didn't help. He replaced the HP oil pump and says it now starts fine cold or hot. The... Trouble codes: U1900 (Can communication..), P0261, P1876 (Gem/Central Timer--T-case 2 wh drive), B1483 (Gem/Central Timer--Brake Pedal), P0600 (Serial Comm Link error), U1900 (Can communication..).
2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT 4.2L guages,i/plights VIN: 1GKET12S74
this is not a fix cause the customer is going to trade in vehicle.thanks for all the replies.i'm sure it was the cluster.thanks again!
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKCV54E04
thanks to everyone well like i suspected, i ended up replacing the throttle body, and was able to recalibrate with my modis. Dont clean throttle bodys on late model nissans, it is not worth it. Trouble codes: P0507.
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L hvac VIN: SAJWA01U35
We found the auxiliary water pump leaked onto the heater valve which damaged the heater valve which ended up burning out the climate panel (touch screen) we bridged the wires so that this is now single climate control versus drivers and passenger duel system a...
1981 Jeep J10 5.9L steering VIN: 1JTNA25N58
Replaced pressure hose with no change. Replaced pump #4. Problem solved. Drove for 3 days with no further symptoms. Pumps all came from same source.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1J4GW48S22
well customer finaly came back in had a chance and pulled left front cv axil noise is gone replaced front axil with new oem every thing is fine thanks for all the help (the old cv axil was starting to bind up put it in a vice and cv joint would turn just a l...
1995 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: SALPV1241S
Thanks for the help on this one- the ECM was internally faulty. Many responceds helped us confirm our diagnosis and we are greatful. Greg and crew
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L odometer VIN: WDBHA24G3Y
I've spoke to Mercedes, Mercedes training staff and a few other sources. No one can figure out why the odometer reverted, back to O and started working from there. The only suggestion was to ship the head out for re-calibration.The customer declined repairs.
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF92H56
Based on all the o2 codes and the fact that the right o2 was reading so far off the charts I wanted to change the sensor just because it seemed obvious. Then I was given solid advice, check the CAT for blockage. As soon as I read that I thought "yeah that mak... Trouble codes: 0632 (P0300 Random Misfire), 0636 (P0301 Cyl 1 Misfire also P0304 P0306), 0559 (P2626 Right O2 upstream is open), 0600 (P0040 O2 upstream plug connector connected wrong), 0773 (P2A00 O2 right upstream shifted to lean), 0908 (P2414 O2 right upstream signal implausible).
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33403
The customer was unable to leave the vehicle and will return for further testing I will keep you all posted. Thanks for all the help. Zach Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 sensor Bank 1 sensor 1).
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L engine VIN: JA3AJ86E93
First of all sorry it took so long to reply,for some reason my parts supplier ordered one lash adjuster so I had to wait another couple of days to get the 15 remainder.Thanks to all that replied.I tried to change oil and put in some lucas, it was better but s...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L no power VIN: 1N4DL01DO1
hi, every one the problem was oil leak in to the distributor , customer decided to put a rebuilt in it , all good and gone. thanks again matt
2009 Nissan Frontier XE 2.5L cruise control VIN: 1N6BD06T29
Well, no responses from the nissan guys so I figure your really busy or my problem has no easy resolution. Thanks for the one response, I will eventually check into an aftermarket cruise control, & keep up the good fight!
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L cluster VIN: 3G7DA03E61
started looking at the BCM and its under the center concel (sp?) right below the cup holders. seen spilled coke/drinks. the conecters where sticky, cleaned and reinstalled and no more trouble so far, but did tell the owner if it starts acting up will replace t...
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