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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBAAM3348Y
The alarm remote is not working and driver's door lock broken can not open car doors will not lock or unlock car. Used door lock kit pulled door frame and used rod to push unlock/lock button on center console did not unlock door also tried pulling on interior ...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33432
Thanks in advance. This is for the bmw techs. Alldata does not show me camshaft a, it lists inlet and outlet. I am assuming inlet, intake is camshaft a. Please let me know if i am correct. Trouble codes: P1525 (Camshaft a open curcuit)
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Pad sensor light VIN: WBANA73554
The brake pad warning light will not turn off. This is a DSC car. The right rear sensor shows a code and will not clear. Wiring to the DSC for the sensor checks out OK. This appears to be an open in the DSC internal circuit. Has anyone seen this before? My nex...
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAGN63424
Vehicle brought into shop with random stalling. Vehicle has no codes stored. Updated all programming and problem remained. Replaced DME module due to TSB related to this problem, but this VIN did not fall into the range. Replaced CAS module as a best guess. Po...
2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L cooling system contamination VIN: WBXPA93405
I need some BMW guidance. Vehicle was towed in with complaint of an oil leak. This is not a regular customer and I am not sure we are getting the whole story. An oily mess was found around the radiator cap and cooling system is contaminated. Oil and ATF levels...
1991 Buick Century Limited 3.3L Stall VIN: 1G4AL54N5M
Heelo all, Got a 91 Buick giving us some grief. This thing will stall when warm and not restart sometimes for hours, sometimes in 15 minutes. When it stalls, it still has good spark, but a weak injector signal. It does not run on carb spray. It's very typical...
1994 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G4CU5212R
Hey everyone I got a 94 park ave ultra in today that a few different people must have seen before me. The owner gave me a list of what has been recently replaced Intakes, Injectors fpr fuel filter wires plugs cleaned throttle body crank sensor and a couple of ...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Lighting VIN: 1G1AY0783E
Good afternoon techs. I have a 1984 corvette and i can"t seem to find the right side headlamp motor relay. All data lists an individual relay for both left and right motors but i cannot locate either. If anyone has any idea where they might be hidden or if if ...
1987 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 2.8L coolant VIN: 1GNCT18R4H
We have oil getting into the coolant. And no coolant in the oil. We had the heads checked at a machine shop. No cracks were found. The old head gaskets looked good. After giving vehicle back to customer, everything was fine for about 2-3 weeks. Now it is back ...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W1R
Picked up this Blazer with a cracked engine and decided to make it a project. Installed reman. engine as stated, and all ignition, fuel sytem and most sensors. Fuel injector and fuel pump are Delphi, EGR is ACDELCO as are ignition parts. Runs well, no codes ,b...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 6.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19SXS
my interest is knowing what fuel trims are based on. with no o2 or maf if you had this with - or + fuel trims where is the logic
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1BL52P3T
Car will start but runs rich hot or cold, once it runs, it runs great, o2 readings rich,fuel trims trying to take away fuel, fuel presure reg not leaking. Trouble codes: P0141, P0161
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Engine VIN: 1G1JC1242V
This is my personal vehicle. I did an engine swap to this cavalier about 2 years ago. It now has a 3400 OHV V6 out of a 2002 Grand Am GT. Dyno tuned. It has bigger fuel injectors out of a Trailblazer, and stiffer valve springs. The car has ran great for the pa...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13RXX
Customer brought vehicle in complaining of missfire and back-firing first thing in the morning, after engine warms up vehicle is fine. No CEL's. Let it sit over the weekend and vehicle would not start unless holding throttle 50%. Installed fuel pressure gauge ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14WXY
Techs, Inherrited this vehicle from aonther shop. New fuel and ignition parts everwere. Vortec 4.3 V6 in a C/K pickup application. Runs perfect unless you are cruising down a slight hill. Downhill only. You can feel it get rough and watch the Tech 2 missfire ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder missfires)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCHK24131
Ran a scan test with no codes. Did a cylinder balance test. We we killed #1 cyld. The problem went away. We replace the #1 injector, but stiil have same problem. Not sure where to go from here. We dont have much info for this vehicle.
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Brake Pedal VIN: 1GNCT18W51
Vehicle had poor brakes and a pedal that would go almost to the floor is pressure was kept on it. We replaced front pads and rotors and a rear caliper that was bad. Vehicle stops fine now, but brake pedal still exhibits severe fading. Obvious problem is master...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55E81
just wondering if anyone ran across something like this// this car will not restart hot, once your done driving unless you hold the gas pedal and if it wont will start then you cant let go of the gas pedal// fuel pressure is at 58psi// spark is good and the ia...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1G1ZW63186
this car has a miss on cyl 6 some misses on 2 and 4 . most of this is in mid warmup . is ok for the first 30 sec. then the the miss starts, goes to a dead miss on 6.after 30 min or so it will go to a slight miss.moved inj#6 to #4 no change on 6.moved inj wire ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306
2006 Chevrolet Colorado WT 2.8L Vibration VIN: 1GCCS14816
This truck has a vibration that shakes the exhaust apart. Two mufflers have broken off and been covered by warranty. This was followed by several aftermarket mufflers at muffler shops. It has shaken the insides out of the rear converter and broken the weld at ...
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.3L valves? VIN: 2C3HD56T3T
Thank you in advance, my question is this engine a valve interference type. Timing chain is not turning cam gear as seen thru cam sensor mounting hole while cranking engine with the starter motor. I would like to inform the customer before any work is started.
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL55R82
Hello everyone, This car has been one of the biggest headaches I have run into. The vehicle originally came in for a running hot and coolant leak. We found the water pump leaking from the external weep and the thermostat housing leaking. After a massive amount... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0304
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L 4-3 Downshift VIN: 3C8FY68B33
this vehicle has a hard down shift for 4th to 3rd gear.the fluid level is good and there are no codes in the computer.it is a little better with the mount replaced but i feel that there is still a problem.i found a tsb about reprograming the tcm,but when i cal...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L headlamps VIN: 3C4FY58B63
i have been working on this pt cruiser for two days and i cant seem to find the problem.the customer states that when she turns on the headlights the low beams dont come on but the hi beams work and the hi beam indicator in center of dash does no work when thi...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Ignition Lock Cylinder VIN: 2C86P44R54
I recieved a call from owner of van that the igntion lock clyinder is stuck in the off position and can't start van. I ask him to move steering wheel in order to see if the steering wheel wasstuck in the lock position, he said steering wheel could rotate a com...
2003 Dodge B3500 5.9L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2D7KB31ZX3
This vehicle came in with a buck/surge off of idle. The more I drove it the more I realized it was happening only as the wheels rotated. Put vehicle on the dyno and found out it was only when the rear wheels rotated. I then disconnected rear diff sensor and no...
2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L lifters VIN: 2B3KA43HX7
Help!! This cop car has never had anything but 10w-30 oil it's whole life. Soon after a restart you can hear a noticable snap/pop in the middle of the engine and then it will missfire, hard. We located the misfire on cylinder #7 and removed the left valve co...
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L TCC Lock-up VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
Truck came to me from trans shop. They rebuilt trans and delivered to customer. After 3-4 months returned with no lockup. Trans shop replaced solenoid pack again and still no lockup. They grounded lockup wire at trans and solenoid came on and stalled motor. Th...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L bearing VIN: 1FTSW31F8X
vehicle came in with broken clutch fork. replaced with new fork and pivot bushing and complete clutch kit including flywheel and pilot bearing. have a growling noise when clutch pedal is let out, mainly at idle, not so much driving. removed slave while running...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21P93
Hello, thanks in advance for any information. This diesel came in on the hook for stalled out on the hwy at hwy speed pulling a camper. When we unloaded the truck it started up ok. At first it would run good for about an hour, now it will die after about 30 se... Trouble codes: U0105 (Loss Communication with The FICM)
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FTPW14544
thanks in advance for any help on this! this truck came in with VSC non-op with no codes, i followed michelle on demand diagnostic procedures and they say to replace pcm, but before i replace pcm i have noticed another problem that may be related and that is t...
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L auto headlights VIN: 1FAFP56U74
new customer, and a new vehical to them. when the head lights are left in the auto position, the will randomly come on. the auto lights turn off after 20 sec of ignition as per usual. the lights did not act up for me, so no real testing was done. im waiting fo...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Overdrive VIN: 2FAFP71W85
Vehicle came in with no overdrive and transmission slipping. Needs a trans. This is a city of Batavia squad car and they have a tight budget. So I am looking for a used transmission. I found by the VIN this car has a AODEW/4R70E w/TSS sensor, trans code 5W7P-H...
2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Steering Wheel VIN: 1FMZK02136
Customer said when vehicle left shop the Oil life reset showed 0% change oil soon. The customer said he could not read the odometer because it would not switch to the odometer. Also the Air Bag light is flashing when the engine is running. I checked all the st...
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03106
the misfire on this escape is very intermittent- it may go 1-2 weeks between episodes and run perfect when not misfiring. the first time this came in we pulled the codes and found that cylinder #2 was under the plenum, making it difficult to inspect the plug o... Trouble codes: P0316, P0302
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U96
this taurus has an intermittent #3 misfire at cold startup and after a 10 minute hot soak. Misfire will go away after just a few miles. I thought leaky injector. I do not have the hookups to check fuel pressure on this vehicle but fuel pressure pid remained co... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
2000 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GKEC13T2Y
This vehicle came in for inop compressor i checked the r134 it was really low so i can evacuated, vaccum and recharged the system i turn it on and the compressor would not come on i used my scanner and order the compressor relay to come on system work as it sh...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L ride control VIN: 3GKFK16T41
Air ride unit in vehicle failed. Client opted to have air ride unit removed and rear springs and shocks replaced with Bilstein conventional style. Now has "service ride control" on DIC. Anyone have ideas for how to convince the vehicle it no longer has ride co...
2004 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L 4x4 system VIN: 1LGKEK13V9
The dash reads SERVICE 4x4 and the lights on the differential selector are not lit up. It wont engage into 4x4 and feels sluggish. This only happens sometimes and there is no check engine light on. Any thoughts?
1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Starter Relay VIN: 1HGCA55311
First of all Thank for your help. This vehicle start without push cluth pedal / I do not have electric manual but seems to be starter relay stuck close. I need ask to you that is where is the relay location. Thank you for your help again.
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Surge VIN: 5FNRL18092
Hi all I need a little help I have a 2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5l that was dropped off because it started to excel on its own. The customer was driving down the road came to a stop light and almost could not get it stopped. The motor she said raced up while she ...
2002 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L Low power VIN: JACDJ58X92
Car came in for no power/low power concern and dying at stops. Had code for MAF. Replaced. Low power still present. That's where I get involved. Checked scan data and found fuel trims going negative and exhaust showing mixture slowly going rich. Thinking plugg...
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58WX3
Customer said MIL and missing started on the highway after a while. Codes above are not very helpful. I'm looking for help with mode 6 data. I cannot find deffinition. Test ID $10 $0A Component $03 Spec 51,197 Failed at 51,242. I'm think a have a bad coil.... Trouble codes: P0300, P1312, P1340
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJFA01P92
Hello Jag techs: This 02 S-type cranks but won’t start. No Injector pulse and no spark. Check Eng light stays on and the security light is flashing rapidly. We suspected a security issue but we have no communication with any module. When we check the Data l...
1987 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2BCCL81J2H
This vehicle has a rolling idle when hot. Valve on the side of the carb is constantly cycling back and forth and the rpms correspond. Vehicle will occasionally pop out of the intake under load. Timing is set and advance functions properly. Secondary ignition a...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition 4.0L generator VIN: 1J4GW48S54
Hello all, I am working on a jeep grand cherokee that stops charging after about 10 min. It came in a couple days ago with a hard restart condition, after running for awhile we noticed that the charge rate was droping to 12.4- even 12.2 volts and that the batt...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNLM92V6V
First post. Thanks in advance. I am sorry for the short data on this. Vehicle VERY rarely acts up. I have been chasing this problem for a year. VERY intermittently vehicle will run terrible, stall. I have only recently gotten it to act up in shop. No codes, bu...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No 3rd Gear VIN: 1YVFP80C94
This vehicle came to our shop with a sludged engine. We determented that it would be best to replace the engine. Two weeks after engine replacement customer brought the vehicle back in with engine light on and trans complaint. Pulled codes and road test. Found...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF72F5V
This car came in and it cranks and will not start. It has spark and fuel pressure with no injector pulse. Car will start if i give it carb cleaner. The car had a after market radio put in and after batt was diconnected it had a "weird shift"(as per customer) f...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L alarm goes of going down road VIN: WDBRF81J44
customer said alarm went off while he was driving down the road. pulled code b1078 from rear sam. Code is for alarm signal, alarm with spare battery. interfered or circuit fault. Im leaning towards the siren module being bad due to batteries inside it going ba...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L coolant temp sensor VIN: 2MEFM74W3W
vehicle came in for overheating, cel on. pulled 2 codes -p1285, p1299- that confirmed the overheating. found 3 problems - fans don't operating, temp gauge reads inaccurately, and coolant temp sensor reads -40. alldata isn't very clear on whether the cylinder h...
2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Ac Drain VIN: 3A3AC34GX3
hello all have searched forums,and fixes and this still remains a problem the ac drain is in the frame of the vehicle,what is the quick fix to draining ac system of water that fills up passenger side compartment... your help is really appreciated thanks chuck ...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNICA31DBY
thanks for any assistance. Ive got this maxima which i believe has stopped up egr porting & im not quite sure where to start searching. This system does not look very technition friendly. I think the pipe im after goes straight up to the intake on the right re...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Clatter in Engine VIN: 1G2NE52T6V
Customer wanted to know how much is a diagnostic for loud valve lifters!?!?!? We lisented to it and determined that exploratory surgery is needed inside the timing cover. Got cover off and didn't see anything obvious. Tensioner seemed a bit worn but nothing se...
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L unknown VIN: 1G2HX54K41
Vehicle came in with complaint of hot air from drivers side vents, cold air from passenger side. a/c system appeared to be fully charged - but we did an evacuate and recharge to be sure - made no difference in outlet temp. noticed that a/c line after orifice i...
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Lighting VIN: 2G2WR52425
Hud display not working
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L windows VIN: WP0CA2983W
Porsche techs I'm looking for a good description of opperation for power windows. I have searched fix data base and not really found what I'm after. The customer complaint is that two times the windows went down when opperating the top but would not go back up...
2002 Saturn SL 1.9L fluid VIN: 1G8ZK52752
this saturn came in with a wining noise, found noise coming from tranmission area, found fluid to be over filled half way up the dipstick.. removed 2 quarts from trany and still overfilled halfway up the dipstick... turned engine of and no fluid showing at dip...
2003 Toyota Tundra 3.4L starter VIN: 5TBBT44193
Thanks in advance, THis truck aws towed in , no start, first time customer. Replaced starter, running we hear a high pitched tinging noise, like the drive hitting the ring gear. We called the owner and asked if he ever had a noise, he said no, this noise is ex...
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Head gasket VIN: WV2EH8708V
Customer blew head gasket because he drove it with a bad water pump. Mitchell says 8.3 hours to do the head gasket which I know is no where near enough and there is nothing in the repair on how to do it. My question is, Can you take the head off from the top o...

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B6X
After careful inspection of the vacuum lines and verifying good electrical connections at solenoids(evap purge control)we reset codes and drove vehicle. Vehicle has passed all readiness tests and code has not come back for two weeks now. Previously this code w... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air system incorrectflow deteted).
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54BX1
Thank you for everyone that replied to my requested. I'm so glad to get this car out of my chest. My orginal diagnostic was correct-bad left side cam actuator. We ordered from Audi dealer, they ordered the wrong side of cam actuator. My R/R guy installed i... Trouble codes: P1522.
1994 BMW 320i 2.0L No Start VIN: WBACB12080
I replaced the ballancer/relucter wheel and car started and ran perfect, swapped old one back and no-start, refitted new one and checked for output with scope, nothing, maybe fault with my vantage?? Air gap and position identical to old unit and hadn't turned ...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3337X
Thank you to all of you who replied. I think everybody unanimously decided it was the oil separator/breather valve that was at fault and, indeed it was. I replaced the valve and the car runs beautifully. I actually opened it up and showed the customer that the... Trouble codes: 1119 (engine throttle mechanical fault), 228 (fuel trim b2 range exceded), 227 (fuel trim b1 range exceded), 202 (fuel trim b1 control limit), 203 (fuel trim b2 control limit), 243, 238, 242 (misfire cyl 6 1 5).
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L OBD II Monitors VIN: WBAAV33441
After 5 days of drive cycles 2 times a day with a cold engine and no luck completing monitors I gave the car back to the customer to drive. He came in this morning after 3 days and 150 miles, all monitors ready. Thank you for your help.
1996 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L entry lighting VIN: 1G4CW52K7T
Thanks everyone for taking the time to post. The customer picked up his vehicle, needed the car for a trip! I had already checked the fuses, door ajar switches, trunk and hood light and cluster illumination dimmer, I forgot to mention it while posting. The cus...
1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L serial bus VIN: 1G6KY5292V
I can't say enough about how gratefully I am for IATn and its members. Thanks alot everyone who responded. It was Jerry from Georgia who knew that the prndl lights where flashing because the data bus was shorted and simply asked if the floor was wet! after tha...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Hesitation, excessive pressure VIN: 2G1FP22P9P
Removed fuel tank and found that the evap purge valve hose and the evap pressure relief valve hose were pinched off underneath the tank. Rerouted these hoses correctly and it runs great. Thank you everyone for your help with this.
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L steering rack VIN: 2G1WL52M5V
Thanks for all the help 19 replies.Most said to rplace the rack. We installed a new rack with a good flush and problem is fixed.
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCEG15W9V
I got some good replies, and checked a couple more things to isolate the problem. While the engine was running, I sprayed water on the ECM, and the miss started immediately. So I got a salvage yard ECM, but it still had an intermittent miss on #5, plus the tra... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L Inst Cluster VIN: 1GCEC14V32
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.3L Master Cylinder/ABS VIN: 1GCFH25T63
The fix came down to replacing the rear brake calipers. We had the dealer go through the bleed procedure with no significant change. They had also suggested a potential problem with the front wheel speed sensors. We found no trouble witht he sensors. When w...
2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L Abs Lite VIN: 1GNDV231X7
After the customer had been driving the van for a few days while we waited to hear from all of you on this forum, the abs light had not come back on in this van. So, when we contacted the customer about getting this back in to do some further testing they aske...
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L radio, dash lights VIN: 3GNFC16J87
Thanks to all who responded and quickly I might add. We originally had some bad intel that made us think radio would not turn off from either front door which led us to think it couldn't have 2 bad door latches. However Bill & Dustin were spot on, only the dri...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Power To Comp Relay From Fuse #11 VIN: 3C4FY48BX4
well i got this one in to fix and I found vech had been in accident and wiring repair to comp clutch shorting to ground and power distribution center had alot of corosion in it and fuse terminals burned. repaired wiring and cleaned PDC. Thankyou!
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2C3KA53G06
Thanks to all who replied. The fix for this one was a set of cylinder heads. We opted to have the valves run and resurfaced. After reassembly all is well. Smooth idle, no more missfire at 50 mph either. Trouble codes: P2100.
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7GL22X21
I have to close this one without a fix. I am waiting on OEM O2 to come in. The question on the 5v on the sensor signal at startup I learned is normal. What I have gathered from my tests and the responses is that aftermarket sensors probably dont heat up quick ...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L transmission shift VIN: 1B3EL46R12
Well after rechecking every connection, retesting all powers and grounds, then discussing the problem with the area Chrysler Tech Rep I replaced the etax module for a third time. I also used the local dealership drb to perform the pinion factor and quick learn...
2004 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L Timing chain VIN: 1B3EL36R74
Vehicle came back in 1 week and noise was gone. Most likely the tensioner "pumped up". Vehicle came back after a 2nd week all okay. Thanks for the help Mike
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: 1FAFP6633W
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L engine performance VIN: 1FTRX18W21
hey guys thanks for all your help, everything suggested was considered. what i found was i had no vacuum what so ever. i removed the intake and found where the upper and lower intake meet,there was a gap allowing the 2 manifolds no to seal. i took it all apart...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Wipers VIN: 1FTRX1762N
Thanks to all that replied, even though I was not able to duplicate customer concern, customer still wanted action taken. most of your replies pointed to GEM and or relay-fuse box, since the wipers and dash lights go thur gem the dicesion was made to replace t...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FMZU73E62
I want to apoloize for not being able to contribute any diagnostic information to this problem as I did not have any diagnostic information on this problem. I want to thank everyone that replied to this issue. The problem was the transmission range selector sw...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L high pressure VIN: 1FMZU73K32
I want to thank you all for your responses. I replaced the condensor and as added precaution i replaced the orfice tube 2 more times to make sure i got all the debres taht was floating around. system works fine now.
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FDWE35L64
Thank you to all that replied. Using the replies I got, I went back in to verify power to the ECM. Older Fords would not light the check engine light unless there was power to the ECM. No so on this model. Found aftermarket wire stuffed into ECM power rel...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FMCU93105
thanks to everyone for there help.I'm still waiting for back order part from ford,so i'll have to wait on those before i can do much more checking.i will update then.
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L starter VIN: 1FTPW12V16
I dismantled the passenger side fuse box to inspect,nothing found questionable. Traced all wiring that I can see, nothing found. Spent many hours searching and put it all back together and returned to customer. It's been a few weeks and customer has had no mor...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L compressor VIN: 1FDSS34P56
A new ECM and flash was the cure. Why the known good ECM we tried didn't work is unknown. Thanks to all.
1993 GMC Safari 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GTDM19Z1P
Unfortunately, the customer has opted to live with the intermittent check engine light as he is happy with the performance and we live outside of an emissions testing area. I suspect the EGR valve is the fault but cannot confirm. Thank-you all for your replies...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Transmission Upshifts VIN: KMJH35F9YU
We decided that possibly the trans computer may be bad. there are signals coming into the trans pcm, but it must not recognize signal a. The new sensor kit with both sensors did not help the problem, we never checked them before just replaced them. Due to cost...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L converter VIN: SAJDA01C41
There was a crack in the valve body housing on the transmission side thanks for all of the help guys wonderful as usual
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GX48S51
Thank you for your help on this. Tyson & Mathew both suspected the crank sensor, which turned out to be the problem. We performed the top end cleaning per the TSB to eliminate that as the problem, since it occurred fairly infrequently. That, however, real... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0306.
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4FA44S65
Sorry it took so long to post fix. Put a new dealer cam sensor jeep ran great. And yes you can get a bad dealer part!!! Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0344, P0016.
1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Low Coolant Lamp / Buzzer VIN: JM1FC3316G
thanks to all who replied . the bleading of the air from the system helped but after a extensive search i found a person in portlan org who made a fix modled after the tsb. relocate the over flow and revamp the upper rad hose and the air blead system this fina...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C4W
The red/ green wire was broken The wire break was in the main loom on r/side of engine it would make contact when I shifted car into gear, I connected scan tool up and perform the wiggle test to find problem Thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0102.
2008 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVHP80C38
The fix on this one ended up being a bad connection (the TSB mentioned in the replies). I finally found some info on connector locations and the TSB details. Had to relocate white/green wire to empty slot in connector C-04, the lock tab had broken on the ori...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L head lamps VIN: 4A3AE45G61
Well, sort of a fix. When I told the customer the price on the needed part she went off the deep end and called me a crook and thief!! She wouldn't understand that I have no control on prices of dealer parts. What we did find was the the "front ECM" (not t...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L steering VIN: 2G2WR52404
Thank you to all who replied. After manufacutring and cap with a vacuum nipple in it and performing the bleeding procedure to no avail we replaced the pump with another napa pump and after doing the bleeding procedure still had the whine. the customer was pr...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Engine VIN: YS3EF48E7X
Thank you all for all of the good advise and tips. We did bypass the pcv/oil seperator and still smokes. The vacuum pump is leaking some oil and the booster has some oil in it and so we bypassed the vacuum pump and booster and it still smokes just as bad. W...
2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G8AZ52FX3
Customer declined our repair ideas to go to Saturn. Dealer put starter in car, when customer came to pick-up paid 600 + for starter job and they had to push it back in the shop!? Still not fixed. Ha ha on them. We suggested that bcm is at fault, found several ... Trouble codes: U1301 (Class 2 circuit short to battery conditions).
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