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1997 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L MIL Lamp on
Original complaint, hard to start at times. Found a/c line condensating and dripping directly onto distributor cap. Replaced distributor, cap, rotor, reposition line so condensate drops away from ignition. Set timing using scanner, cranks and runs well, timing... Trouble codes: P1192 (Cam crank synchro error), P1345
1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCHG35F4V
van came in for no start when warm , if it cools down it starts right away. so, seen this before with the black box on the side of the injection pump that goes bad. Figured I put a remote box with heatsink kit on top of engine from d and w diesel. mounted box....
2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2Y222788
dead miss cyl 5, fuel trim 20%b1,0 b2, good spark at end of ignition wire found plug fouled with what looked like dried oil or carbon, replaced plug no improvement, compresion 160psi, removed plentum compared injector spray to other cylinders looked good also ... Trouble codes: 300 (misfire also has high idle code cant remember code)
2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT13W92
I drove about 2 miles from my house with the gas light on. The truck shut off. I parked it and added 4 gallons of fuel because I thought it was out of gas. I opened the purge valve on the fuel rail and its spraying gas so it seems to have some fuel pressure. I...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Coolant VIN: 2C4GM68455
Hi all, very difficult problem. Vehicle came in on a hook about some months ago now for oil mixing in coolant system and top rad hose busted. Removed heads, machine shop found small variation in head deck around oil feed passage. Milled heads and installed. Ve...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L ignition VIN: 2B4GP44R62
Vehicle came to the shop with lack of power only 2 cyl working, CAT was melted, ingintion coil was craked. it was install by customer and broke it. We chane coil and CAT now works ok but once in a wile it will have a strong miss. and Code P0351 ignition coil #...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU93103
after we replace cat and o2 sensor we test drive all ok check for ready status all ok 2 weeks later car came back with same code po430 i really need some help here Trouble codes: P0430
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L No Start, Extended crank VIN: 1FTSW21P45
All you Ford 6.0 guys I need your help. The story is below but here is my question: When doing the air pressure test through the ICP sensor port I have air escaping from the port in the back of the high pressure pump. I have 12V to the IPR. This is the same po... Trouble codes: P0284, P2290 (ICP too low), P2291
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L abs VIN: 1HGCM66573
Hey guys I'm working on this 03 Accord with TCS lights and red Brake light on. My scanner does not communicate but I was able to pull codes 65 (brake fluid level) and 84 (TCS pressure sensor neutral position). The brake fluid level sensor is faulty so replacin...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Leaks VIN: 1J4GZ58S7V
Got one question, were is the breather tube for the transmission, i have an oil leak but can't tell where it is coming from , i cleand the trans pan and anything else that was wet toke it out and drove but had no leak, seams like the farther you drive the wors...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J8GW58NX3
Hey everyone thanks for taking the time to help. this jeep will intermittantly blow the fuel injector fuse. i have tried wiggling and pulling on the harness and it does not blow when i have the vehicle only after the customer has taken it for a few days. on on...
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L pcm VIN: 1J8HR582X7
we put a new set of spark plugs in vehicle and later that day customer was driving vehicle home and it stalled and restarted first time. next day we scanned vehicle had a code for a map sensor we replaced with o.e.m., sorry i dont remember code #. upon further...
2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFE12116
Have an 06 spectra with a 2.0. Came in with service engine light code p0011. Checked oil level, ok, ohmed cam actuator, 9 ohms at 185 degrees, commanded with scanner and heard move. Went ahead and pulled out to verify movement, ok. camshaft position is 125 and... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake camshaft position)
1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, lean VIN: JT8JS47E1R
Ok this one is kicking my butt, I will say this much. When it came in it had already been to another shop and they could not figure it out. It had failed for emission readings Nox in paticulur. One thing I noticed was that HC and Co was really low but Nox was ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L No Start VIN: WDBGB34E5P
car came in for a coolant leak and the head was replaced. Now that we reassembled it (marked everything's position) it will not start. I am trying to check/set diesel injection pump, but a certain tool is required and I do not have access to one. A local injec...
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L sensors VIN: WDBKK49F82
Customer toing car to our shop after 2-nd place,still have same problem,Rear speed sensors dosnt geave info.Check for codes C1102/C1103, no mechanical demage on the ABS rings,sensors new,from sensor to ABS module wires ok(no short or open circuits)After erace ...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L injector pulse
I have tested fuel pressure koeo 45 spark goood fuses good.noid light nolight untill key in run possition,then light will flashremoved ign switch nothing looks burnt. Im suspecting injector driver mod in computer any ! seen this before thankds for all replies....
2006 Nissan r51 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: PATHFINDER
this vehicle has a yd25 diesel engine it will ping and hesitate under load intermittently it is always worse after an oil change it only throws the p0093 code when it is really bad it also smokes heavly under load Trouble codes: P0093
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52F83
This Vehicle towed in no-start. Always started, replaced CKP sensor. Towed in again no-start, we get in and starts up. Checked fuel pressure @ 58 psi. Finally wouldn't start, fuel pressure still good, no-spark. Was put back together and has started ever since....
1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.8L dead cluster VIN: 1P4GH54L4R
bought this van with a dead cluster, runs & drives fine, tryed a used cluster no change fusses wires look ok, is Bcm behind glove box ? 2 terminals hot in cluster plug in. printed circuit and solder joints look fine. also no interior lite's or door lock unlock...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Unknown VIN: KLKLOIO654
one minute brakes work perfect, abs works perfect, abs mil light never comes on next minute brake pedal and therefore brakes stick and i can only release brakes by getting my toes under brake pedal and lifting it back up very next time i apply brakes they w...
2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L Unknown
Just puting this post out to see if anyone has run into this before. If you drive this vehicle up to 15 kilometers per hour and then let it slow down it makes a moaning or groaning type noise.(now I know how a customer feels trying to describe a noise). It mak...
1990 Volvo 240 DL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YB1AX884XK
Came in surging and not idling good,fixed somevacume leaks,cleaned out fire tram and hoses,checked plugs, and found pump in tank not running at all,pinched off return fuel line and idles good,external pump when bad,replaced with new air tex and still want idle...

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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: BMWX54.4M5
vanos solienoid was the cause ofg the fault thanks all Trouble codes: 0021 (camshaft vanos control cylinder 1-4), 003E, 0032 (missfire cyinder 1), 0037 (missfire cyinder 2), 0039 (missfire cyinder 3), 0008C.
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L traction light VIN: 1G6KD54Y22
Found the driver side wheel sensor was half way unplug, push the plug back in, everything is A ok now. thank to all the help.
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Runs "rough" VIN: 1GNDT13W4Y
The customer has not yet returned to our shop. I suspect the problem lies in the connector for the Air Inj Pump. I remember the connection not being how it should be. The new connector didn't feel as though it sat right in the old connector...if you know what ... Trouble codes: P0410 (Sec air injection system malfunction).
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S97
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L wiper park operation VIN: 1B4GP44R5T
Sent the other motor I purchased back as a defect. Purchased a new one from the dealer and all is now working fine. I guess whoever was rebuilding this didnt replaced all the internals and just makes sure the motor runs and doesn't worry if it parks properly.....
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L unknown VIN: 284GP4534W
Thank you very much for your advices. I decided that change rebuit transmission and take out and we send them and we waiting 2days, we put it back and we test drive all of them no problem.
2000 Dodge Caravan 2.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 2B4FP25BXY
Thank you guys for your responses. I put Lucas transmission FIX in it, it is like jelly, I didn't expect to find rebuild in a can, but I thought I could use it for a diagnostic tool. If it swells the front seal and no more 2-3 shift, I know it was the seal. My...
1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Brake pull VIN: IFTCR10U2P
Hey guys, thank so much for your help. we ended up replacing both rear wheel clyinder and the pull went away. customer drove the truck on a 2 hr trip yesterday at higher speeds and said he had zero pull. again thanks for the help IATN
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6539T
I hate to say it, but this one was fixed with a new MAF sensor. It turns out that I had misread the Baro reading in data stream, and it was actually not ok. As I said before, it had a Cardone reman MAF when I got the car, but I replaced it with another Cardone... Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LSE 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W91
Replaced with Factory o2 sensor and Reprogrammed pcm problem resolved thanks to everyone who helped Trouble codes: P0160.
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1741R
Hopefully this will help save some time for you guys in the future. As I stated in my update the ignition coil is fed power from one of the ignition on relays and not the EMS relay. Both [...] and Alldata had the location of the ignition on relay that feed...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT8UZ30C3N
First, thanks for the reply's. Adrian was on to a good point but the coils were already replaced. Denis was right about it being an injector problem. and Michael was dead on about being bit by wires before it was over. Well, I double checked fuel pressure, fu... Trouble codes: 13 (cam sensor), 21 (02 sensor), 28 (02 sensor).
1996 Mazda B2300 SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4F4CR12A2T
I re-checked fire and fuel, fire was ok fuel pressure droped after firing each inj. Pulled out injectors spray was bad on 1 and 2. Replaced with new and no misfire runs good, had already had new injectors when cust. brought to my shop new is not always good. Y...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Intake Manifold VIN: WDBBA45C2F
all replys said 18 ft pounds,making sure all threads are clean tighting from center out, one reply said to use sealant on coolant passage,i have done this on other engines but did not feel it was nessisary on this motor thanks!,
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L belt VIN: WDBRF40J95
and another one is in the books. got 4 replys. the book says to remove the compressor to get at the tensioner bolt witch comes in from the back side. but, as suggested Mike [...], with the right combo of extensions and swivels you can worm it out in half...
1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L timing chain VIN: JTHRN62D3H
Thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. Everyone seemed to agree that it had to do with the timing chain/tensioner/guides. I checked the guides when I did the head gasket and they looked good and I have seen the chain saw into the coolant passage on...
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