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1994 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JH4CC266XR
Hello. We have an old rolling dumpster, well it's full of trash anyway. Car came in for a hard start problem with the MIL on, and customer said occasionally it would stall as well. We retrieved the fault codes by using a jumper wire at the 2 pin diagnostic con... Trouble codes: 3 (MAP sensor electrical circuit fault), 5 (MAP sensor mechanical fault), 13 (Transmission mainshaft speed sensor)
2001 Acura TL 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1Z324TY5KD
Vehicle will start every time however when throttle is depressed engine will nearly or will die. Once above 2500 by feathering throttle, engine runs perfect. Engine performance increases if fuel return is pinched, however fuel regulator and pump have been chan... Trouble codes: P0505, P0300
2009 Acura TL 3.5L gas cap indicator on VIN: 19UUA86249
This TL has a Fuel Fill Cap Loose indicator on intermitently.If you reset it, will remian off for almost a 100 miles or so. While the indicator is on I ran the evap self test successfully. Map and baro match koeo @ 100kpa, FTP 0 kpa (tank diff from atmosphere)... Trouble codes: B1142
1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBK54A5N
Audi,? not real familiar whith these, i am grateful for any help on this one! customer states drove car to store and when she came out no start. the vehicle has been to a few other shops which say replace ecm. we are on third different one, i can't see three b...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L No Start VIN: WAULC68E34
Hi all, this thing is eating me up. it is a used lot car from auction so no history. it did drive from acution to lot and was intermitant no start but towed to me. Had 6 codes in ecm like battery dead. cleared all and only got no crank signal code and no comun... Trouble codes: P0322
1986 BMW 528e 2.7L Cuts out VIN: WBADK8300G
This 86 BMW 528e was towed in. Customer stated that vehicle died on freeway while trying to accelerate. Vehicle would idle but not accelerate. Verified the complaint, vehicle appears to lean out on acceleration. Checked for vacuum leaks, Checked Ignition syste...
2001 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Transmission VIN: WBSBL73481
Hello iATN members! This BMW has a somewhat loud noise after warmed up. The noise ONLY happens when sitting at a stop with the clutch released. It may possibly do it while driving (any time the clutch is released) but you can not hear the noise while driving. ...
2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L starter VIN: WBAEU33475
Hi all! Trying to pick the brains of some Euro Technicians. My girlfriend owns this 325xi and she has had complaints of hitting the key and no click or crank for about a month now. She can return the key to the stop position and retry and it will roll over NOR...
2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB77588
New customer brought this nice 335i in today with a reduced engine power lamp on in dash. hooked up the Autologic and got the posted faults. cleared them, and the 29F3 fault will not clear. checked alldata for locations of the pressure sensor and it has 2 of t... Trouble codes: 29F3, 29CF, 29CE, 29CC
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Rh Heat/Cool VIN: 1G4HR54K4Y
This car refuses to be fixed !! I always have heat on the rh side. Imo the rh blend door is too stiff...I need a plier to turn it. Also, there is no response from the rh blend door actuator, it never moves. I am using OD wiring diagrams, but I think they conta...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L All Systems On The Serial Line VIN: 1G6KD54Y7V
My brother in law bought this mess hoping to get a cheap caddy, I beg to differ. He brought it to my and wanted me to check the MIL light. Moments after I get it in the bay the dash lights up and ever light that could light did. CEL, ABS, Air bag, and the Prin...
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Iroc-Z 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1FP87FXF
Thank you in advance i have been working on this car on and off for 2 weeks. I have replaced the computer and the mass air flow both 2 times because of the injecter pulse at idle it is at 10 to 14 at idle and is just pooring in the fuel if i back the idle scre... Trouble codes: 43
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTEC19R7W
Hello, I hope somebody has a good reason for this vehicle doing this. This truck had the fuel pump replaced at another shop 6 months ago. Approx. 2 months ago it came here and with a no start condition. I diagnosed it as the fuel pump relay, it started and lef...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Engine smoke VIN: 1GBHG31R31
Customer complaint of a shake after start up in the morning - check engine lamp was on - customer stated engine would smoke a lot -- found a P0300 random misfire code - I started the truck and it ran smooth, but as it warmed up - it ran rougher and rougher - c... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNFK16243
to start out with we replaced the transfer case for a chain popping noise under load, with a used transfer case. does any one know if the front drive shaft should be moving in two wheel drive, with wheels off the ground? we have a ticking noise when front driv...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC13V64
Truck runs fine no driveailty issues execpt mil light. Trouble codes when light/medium throttle. Checked air flow sensor, map sensor, throttle actuator, smoked intake and air duck for leaks, exhaust for restriction below 2lbs. Cruise, pulled exhaust and test d... Trouble codes: P0101 (Maf sensor corulation)
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L Brake Pedal VIN: 1GCHK24U16
Old customer picked up this 06 truck used from a local dealer. He was backing truck out of garage and brake pedal went extremely low and steering "locked". It has never happened again but he is very concerned that this symptom will occur again when he is pulli...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Alternator VIN: 3C4FY4BB31
OK all got another one driving me nuts. This PT is burning up alternators. First one put in, Oct. 2008. Came back making noise in March of 2009. Bearing had gone bad. Came back again in July 2010 making noise again. That one smoked itself right away. Got diffe...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP64L22
This engine misfires on cyls 2&5 according to data list. It does'nt mis all the time,mainly on aceleration.If you floor it from a stop it will back fire.Also the data list shows the crank/cam snyc lost. Trouble codes: P0305, P0302
1992 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B4GH2532N
car has misfire on cylinder #1,i watch vacuum while removing plug wires one at a time,this cylinder has no effect on vacuum or running.i have replaced sparkplug,swapped plug wire with another cylinder,cleaned injectors and tested fuel pressure and amp wave of ...
1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L computer VIN: 1B7GG23YXR
We were told the computer was proably defective so we installed another.Now we have no spark,fuel,injector pulse.We sent this computer back to have it checked and are being told that nothing is wrong with it.Do any of you have any ideas on this?Thanks in advan...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L 3-4 upshift and all downshifts VIN: WD2PD64415
I need some help on this one . If anyone nows a Dodge Sprinter tech or is one or has this problem at any other garage. PLEASE HELP ME. So I got this Sprinter it has been setting on our lot to sell for a long time. A customer was driving it as a rental till his...
1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FTDX163VK
mornin techs,we have a 97 f150 that keeps blowing heater cores.we got the first core from ford.thought this would be the best route to take not to have to do it again.[7 hrs.labor].3000 miles later,its leaking.ford says yeah we"ve. been having some problems wi...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X1V
Hi guys I got this truck at my shop with the mil light on, code is P0443 Evaporative Emission (EVAP) - Purge Flow System The valve has voltage and is not open or short to ground. Problem is that valve is not getting ground signal from computer is a green/black... Trouble codes: P0443 (Evaporative Emission EVAP - Purge Flow System)
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L vss VIN: 2FTDF1825V
this truck got the trans light always flashing i replaced the output shaft gear and glued it to the shaft so she not loose (common problem on this ford )i also replaced the vss and is gear ,checked the wiring and there are all goods from vss to the pcm and the...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ecu VIN: 1FMFU18L8V
has no pcm verification with factory ford scan tool what could be holding the pcm from being released? using mitchell wiring diagram have no factory wiring diagram
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Rack & Pinion
I installed a rebuilt rack and pinion 2 weeks ago. While the system performed fine when completed, there was a "low fluid" noise but only with P/S at rest. If I turn the steering wheel either way, the noise goes away. There was a valve in the pressure port tha...
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Gem module VIN: 2FTPX18L61
Ford F-150 battery drain, Please help! This truck has a 250mA battery drain, traced it down to fuse 15(5A) feed for the gem and brakepedal position switch. I know about the 45min wait for it to go to sleep. I have waited as much as 2hrs for the gem to power ...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire
Need a little Ford help. This van has returned weekly with the same codes. A first we thought we had it, changed the Coil and boot on cyl 1 and all the plugs, the van ran fine on the test drive. 2 days later the light came back on. Checked the coil for output ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P0316 (Misfire first 1000 revs)
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Fan Clutch? VIN: 1FDWE35P75
We have an ambulance that has a high pitched whinning noise when running 90 mph. Will not start making the sound until it has been run for 5-10 minutes at high speeds. It kicks on at about 3800 rpm, you can hold it there and hear the sound, if you depress the ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Drivetrain VIN: 1FBS531L46
Van came in for a vibration complaint, Traction control/ABS/RSC lights on. RF Wheel Bearing was shot, Reluctor wheel for ABS/Traction Control/RSC was broken. Also Steering box leaking severely. Replaced Wheel Bearings, Races, Seal, Rotor with Reluctor, Steerin...
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L rear end VIN: 1FTPW14546
After replacing all these items, we still have a vibration between 55-60 Mph in the rear. With some mild vibration at 30-35 mph. Any other items that we need to check here that will cause a vibration at certain speeds and not all the time? We have not had the ...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTXW43R18
The concern here is that the code sets, the engine derates badly, looses power then suddenly will pick up and go like nothing ever happened. I cannot duplicate the problem, but the customer has gotten scared of the truck as it has done it in some awkward situa... Trouble codes: P0088 (Fuel rail pressure too high)
2010 Ford CROWN VIC 4.6L Suspension VIN: 2FABP7BV3A
Police interceptor package: thumping from right front, sounds like from right front floor board. Checked front end and all bolts and suspension componets. Intermitant. Noticable more when slighlty braking or slowing and turning right. Been to local dealership ...
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SLT 5.7L Fuel Pump VIN: 1GTEK19R0V
Fuel pump wires melting inside tank and at fuse block,was wondering if maybe the fuel pod is drawing too much amperage
1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCA5549J
this car was running fine as i said in the history of repairs before the customer decided to install a muffler and starter. now it backfires in the air cleaner and will not start. any help will be appreciated. thanks..
1997 Honda Accord EX-R 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD566XV
When customer came into shop he advised me that done alot of work to this car. After about 50 or 60 km, the check engine light would come on and then start to flash. I took the car for a road test, after clearing the codes, and drove about 15 km and the check ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L Cuts out VIN: KMHJW24M4V
The owner of the vehicle claims it cuts out even shuts off at times. Will restart...we have not experienced the problem as of yet. It takes some drive time to occour. There are no codes. Any suggestions would be greatly appriciated. Thanks Steve
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D42
Engine has intermittant misfire at idle or cruising speed. Happens cold or hot. Will run fine at times with an occasional miss, then other times miss very badly but not under a load. Accelerates fine. Have noticed that when ever scanner is connected to vehicle... Trouble codes: P0341 (CMP Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance Bank 1)
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1J4FX58S4S
When hot only, after about 15mi or idling for 3hrs, this jeep will barely want to run. Misfires and cuts out,tach drops and floats around.When scope hooked up watching driver side of coil, the PCM is not firing the coil. Watching in 4 channel I have grest look...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Electronic VIN: 1J4GL48KX2
Hi ALL, just a quick question, While scanning this jeep, my scanner gives OBD11 codes, and Manufacture codes. IN MOST cases I'm able to find the info needed. However in this case, I'm getting Manufacture codes, 1, 10, & 49. Please any one now what these codes ...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Soft Brake Pedal VIN: 1J4GL48K73
Jeep Chryco techs we need a little help. We replaced the Master Cyl. Still no pedal. Called in a friend with a DRB III and bled the brakes. Still no pedal. We clamped off all the flexible lines at the top. Still no pedal. The DRB III isn't very specific about ...
2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No comms VIN: JM1FE17305
Howdy boysngirls! Got a Wankel (mazda rotary) this thing shows all data and code info through the snap on scanner but wont show any obd2 data or readiness tests, I am using the can adapter and personality key k2a and even without the can adapter the scanner sa...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L Center Vents VIN: WDB1231231
Hello Fellow MBZ Techs, The heater works, but there is no hot air coming through the center vents. There is hot air coming through the end vents and defrost vents, just not through the center. My repair info is very limited for the HVAC system on this car. Any...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Blower VIN: WDBC82501M
Hello guys and thanks in advance.I have a 1987 Mercedes that was brought to me, I did an oil & filter change, fuel filter, and changed out nuetral safety switch. I also did a conversion on the A/C from R-12 to 134A. Every thing was good and cold then all the s...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L Cuts out VIN: WDBUF76J23
Hello Fellow IATN'ers. Have one here giving me a bit of a fit and was hoping someone might help me verify I am on the right track. My E55 here was towed in due to lack of throttle response. The vehicle will start and idle all day, when the accelerator is press... Trouble codes: C151B
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Starting VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
Intermittint slow crank then extended cranking before start up.can happen at any time, first thing in morning, after driving ten minutes or two hours and don't happen all the time.no codes, battery test good, nothing obvious on scanner, disable fuel injectors ...
1992 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Stall, stall in gear VIN: 1GHDT13W7N
Hello, we have a 92 Bravada that I need your help with. The Veh has been in storage for 3 years after it died ie -start and stall. cust has been attempting to fix it himself during the last 3 years, so now its in my shop. I Verified start and stall, replaced I...
1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Chain Tensioners VIN: WPOAAO912B
After installing chain tensioner update,i went to do tune up.when i removed valve covers,a cylinder nut and part of a cylinder stud fell on the floor.now i need to remove new chain tensioners to do the studs repair.my question is how can i reset these new chai...
1991 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L cooling system VIN: YS3CL48M9M
This vehicle runs hot but does not overheat. The gauge will go up to like 2/3 and will not have heat at idle. If you run the engine at 2500 rpms or so the temperature gauge will go down to under 1/2 and it will have heat. It doesn't lose any coolant. It doesn'...
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L Coolant VIN: 5GZCZ63B03
Obviously something catastrophic has happened, probably still the same thing as last time. We used Felpro head gaskets with the new blue coating (supposed to be better). I'm thinking either one head (or both) or engine block, has a crack between the oil pressu...
2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BH89681
This is a tough one, this subaru came in with the customer complaining of a hesitation when traveling up hill, shifting issue, and possible loss of power. Check engine light was on, trouble codes p0105 and p1102 were present but our modis snap on scanner did n... Trouble codes: P0105 (Absolute pressure sensor circuit malfunction), P1102
2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca 3.0L warning eror code on dash "er bb" VIN: 4S4WX85D87
after service there was a dash warning "er bb" illuminated in the odometer area. Er cods or error codes are listed in all data but this code is not listeg. Googled error code found reference to a vacuum system failure but no exact discription or diagnostics, a...
1987 Toyota Pickup SR5 Turbo 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN67G6H
This truck is in the final stages of a swap and we are not having luck finding definitive information. I am simply looking for a real ECU pinout or even better a few pages of a factory manual that could be emailed to us. The info I have found online is spotty ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN87R0Y
Truck came in w/p0300 p0303 p0304. Truck had 2 different types of spark plugs. Changed spark plugs & wires. Cleared codes & drove the truck. When cold, truck run perfect. After it warmed up p0304 came back. It seems to run better at high rpm. #4 injector chang... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0303
2005 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 4TBK36B35U
I need some advice from you Toyota techs. I have a tech who was doing a power steering pump on this car and he forgot to break the line loose on the pump and when he went to break it loose he only had the lower pivot bolt installed and snapped the ear off. AHH...
2011 Toyota SIENNA 3.5L Lighting VIN: 5TDKK3DC7B
Vehicle requires drl lights being on to pass canadian law. The vehicle does have factory drls but according to canadain law the lights can not be turned off by a switch. Does anyone know a safe way to repair this problem. I have seen a few that have had relays...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L The Whole Car VIN: 3VWCC21C2Y
Hi all i am in need of some help on this one. This car is driving me crazy. I replaced the battery cause it wouldn't hold a charge and it was 5 years old. I check the charging system and did a draw test and found everything to be great. Amp were under .012 mv ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWSK69M73
Car has been sitting since the stone age. Battery died long ago. Runs but the radio is t.cked. Can I beg a VW person to help me out with a code??? I'll help out all I can with other cars but this is a used car dealers car and the VW dealer won't help him out...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L foward shifts VIN: 3VWTH69M52
Hi guys, this jetta vr6 with the 09A trans has a delayed engagement on foward gears. after driving for a while it seems to go away but customer says that is very noticeable in the morning when he first drives the car. He brough it to the shop today and I scann...

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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Prolong cranking VIN: 2HNYD18833
Thank you to all who replied. The loss of pressure was not at the engine through the injectors. Conflicting parts info. had me unsettled. Initialy, the local Acura dealership claimed that the regulator and pump were separate items and had no documentation of a...
2002 Audi S8 4.2L Control Head VIN: WAUGU44D32
Sorry for the delay on this. The client sent this S8 to our local dealer for a second opinion. Unfortunately they got nowhere and tried to charge them several hours of diagnosing with zero results. Not even an explanation to why the problem exists. I now have ...
2005 Audi A4 2.0L Airbag light VIN: WAUAF68E45
well, customer declined the airbag module. i tested the continuity of the ground wire at the module and it was perfect, so while i had the module unplugged i turned on the ignition and gave the k145 lamp ground, it lights up. so the circuit is fine. guess the ...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL93433
The Car left with a new MAS and latest software update, I never got it to clear enough readiness codes but the CEL never came back on. I told the customer to pick up the car and drive ans every so often take to an inspection center to see if it will pass emisi...
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L steering wheel VIN: WBANB3354B
Thanks to all who replied. We cleared all codes again, recalibrated all related steeing sensor, reset the ASR system WITH the wheels slightly elevated. That seems to be the key issue, keep the wheels off the ground ! Steering wheel is centered, car is tracking...
2007 BMW 525xi 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANF735X7
replaced body gateway-car access system-pcm-tcm-and negative battery cable. now have comunication and am sending to dealer to reprogram. thanks all who replied
1998 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L 1st gear VIN: 1G4HP52K6W
Hellow techs, that 98 leSabre is good according to the owner's feed-back. They say it may have done it once in the last two weeks but even so they are happy. For me it is apparent there is an underlying pressure problem after this thing gets completely hot. Bu...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Compressor Relief Valve VIN: 1G6CD53B6M
First of all, I want to thank everyone for all of your help, With both the chat room and the open request. Let this be a lesson to me! If repairing a previous retro-fit and the compressor went bad internally, contaminating the system, replace the entire sys...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY32G8X
sorry for the delay just wanted to make sure the car stayed gone this time. I Want to say thank you to all who replied especially tad and Avanish who explained that the pcm commands rich when the test is run. that is why the o2's seemed to be going the wrong w... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air injection system fault), P1415 (Air system fault bank 1), P1416 (Air system fault bank 2).
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Crank VIN: 1G1YY32G9Y
thanks for the help everyone! it has been a bit of a hassel to get another key being the registered owner lives in arizona. by having another key made and programed solved this problem. thanks again.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GCHC24U65
Thanks to all that replied.Removed oil pan and front cover and found no sludge or damage.Some metal flakes in oil drained out.Replaced oil pump and o'ring.The oil pick up tube seemed loose before replacing the o'ring...firmer afterwards.Went back together and ...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Electronic VIN: 2L8GF68424
Thanks for the replies. Tryed all ideas posted no luck. The dealer we are doing the work for decided to wholesale it. We think it needs a transmission. The problem happens more when the trans gets hotter and if you drive it more aggresively. Thanks Again!!!
1991 Dodge B250 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B6HB21Y4M
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7MF33781
Well I have the problem fixed. It turns out the problem was the engine mounted ECM. I sent it off and had it repaired. Thats why I am so slow about reporting back to everyone. Trouble codes: P0122, P1693, P0603.
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L no front ac cooling VIN: 1D4HS58N53
Thanks for your answers to my post. Conclusion of repair not complete at this tine. Have removed front expansion valve and gutted expansion orfice pintle. Reassembled and now have proper pressures and some cooling from front system - 50 degrees @ 85 degres amb...
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HS48213
I found that every time I removed the cap and rotor for inspection of cam sensor the problem would stop for a little bit. The distributor had a hold down screw for the cap broken in it so the cap could not be properly fastened. It was held down by a zip tie, b... Trouble codes: P1391.
2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L Timing chain tensioner VIN: 2B3KA43R57
wow i must say that this had to have been the biggest headache for me in a long time. it turned out that I got two defective tensioners from chrysler, third on was the charm...new tensioner fixed problem...thank you everybody!!
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Low Bead Lights VIN: 1B3HB48B97
Thanks to all who offered help, and sorry it took so long to post the fix. After talking with my daughter a little more I found out that the battery was not replaced right away. She and her friends had been jump starting the car for several weeks prior to let...
1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34XOR
Thanks to all the members that replied. I apologize for not giving more info to everyone to base their replies on. I didn't do my part too well but I still had many (27) replies that were all considered usefull and something to check. Aprox. half of you said s...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1OA7T
thanks for all the replies. we did try a new ecm and the problem was not corrected. we did smoke the intake but only slight leaks around the egr were visible this is usual on a ford. the amount of leak was about the size of a .o60 hole. not enough to cause ... Trouble codes: P0172.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C8X
Thanks to all that replied to my post all information was helpfull. Some of you hit it on the head. What fixed this vehicle was I replaced the Mass air flow sensor and cleared all long term fuel trims. Road tested the vehicle and all was good no more rich fuel... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system too rich bank 1).
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Rear wheel bearings VIN: 1FAFP34POY
Thanks so much for the replies. After further investigation we found that the three previous bearings were installed at a buy here pay here used car dealer. We used the factory bearings and installed according to torque specs and the problem is now solved. Tha...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTZR15V3Y
Well it turned out to be the rear end sensor we tested it ,it passed but we changed it anyway and it took care of the problem ,thank you all Trouble codes: C1230 (Rear speed sensor circuit fault), C1102 (Acceleration switch circuit fault).
1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L broken torsion bar VIN: 1GKDT13W2X
Well i guess i made this a bigger deal than it was. The hardest part was getting the bar out cause it was rusted and rotted in there. With the help of a torch and some big hammers it came out. Putting the new one in was a little tricky and had to do some pryin...
2002 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L electric windows, gauges VIN: 1GKDT13S52
THE vehicle is FIXED, Jay [...] is the winner this time, said to check for moisture under carpet. we pulled up sill plates on left side and saw a little moisture in the channel where the wire harness runs, moved harness and rear wiper moved, opened harnes...
2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L no crank VIN: 1GKFK66887
Well we got this up and running, as far as the no communication, found under the under hood fuse block there are 2 big junction block connectors one of them was full of what looked like water, cleaned connector then i had communication with all modules on v...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGCD7256R
well guys thanks for all the replies i really hate condemming a head when the car runs perfect but in this case it had a head issue the head had poor machine work done in the past so i replaced the head with a reman and reassembled all is well thanks for all ...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Compressor VIN: 2HGES16502
Well i took more of a gut feeling because when I applied ground to the heater control unit #4 everything started functioning ok, so that told me ECM was ok (it was just not recieving the signal to turn on the compressor) I ordered the front heater control unit...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Right Front VIN: JHLRD68414
o.k guys we got this noise taken care of, jeffrey from wisconsin was right ,after all the checks performed and driving with chassis ears to find problem; the solution was upper engine mount.we performed the technical service bulletin by pushing engine to the l...
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L tpms system VIN: 5NPET46C08
i ende up taking it to the dealer. they reset it. i priced a tpms computor from snap on @ 750.oo. i'm retiring next year and didn't want to spend the money. thanks for all the replies.
1992 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Stall VIN: 2J4FY29SXN
Thanks to all that replied, we determined that the aluminum (sorry i wasnt more clear as to what type of non-ferrous metal) shavings got in the tank from the filler neck, cleaned out and replaced pump, strainer and filter, all happy now
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Ac VIN: JT8DD68S4X
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L overheating VIN: 4A3AK54F2X
Well I have some good news! Those of you that said it was the radiatore were correct. When I took the old one out and shook it a bit, the nice new antifreeze turned milk brown. Tried to take a hose and spray through it and I could tell right away it was the...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Hey guys, talkin about going around the block to get to the house next door. As I said in my request, I had swapped the coils, the plugs and the fuel injectors with adjacent coil, plug, and injector and still had the miss at number 3. But when I performed the ... Trouble codes: P0303.
2008 Nissan Xterra S 4.0L Starting VIN: JN12TYU777
I never did find out what C1735 code was for but replacing the IPDM fixed the code and the fan and start problem. I did also replace the PCM as I found that the trottle would not let the engine rev up. A very expensive repair after replacing the ABS BCM, IPDM,...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L electric rear window VIN: JT3VN39W3S
found bent rear wiper not allowing full return to stop on wiper motor.
1994 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Transmission VIN: 1VWEN01H6R
First of all I would like to thank everyone who took their time out to make help suggestions. The original tech did forget to swap over the shim between flywheel and crank. After installing shim the putting transmission back in, the problem was still their. Th...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C8Y
Thanks to all who replied. Most of you were leaning twards a bad maf. After installing 2 oe maf sensors myself I ruled that out. The code P1557 has not reset after several test drives.However misfire codes will set if vehicle is driven with the maf connected a... Trouble codes: P1557.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Booster VIN: WVWAD63B95
Thanks everyone who replied. A new booster fixed the problem. After removing the booster and getting a better look inside, there was evidence of water and rust build up. Thanks again !!!
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start, long cranking VIN: YV1LZ56D3X
well., running out of time here..Thanks to everybody that took their time to reply.The car is coming back next week to get the fuel pump replaced. The majority of you is suggesting to replace the fuel pump since the check valve is suspected to be leaking fuel ... Trouble codes: P0013, P0014, P0118.
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