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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54B3Y
I've inherited this problem vehicle. Intermittent (getting more frequent) vehicle will run very rough after starting, MIL flashing, will set P0303, and sometimes will be accompanied by P0300. #3 coil replaced, have swapped injector, swapped new coil to other b... Trouble codes: P0303, P0300
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Service Interval VIN: WBAVB13576
Help in resetting oil interval with or without pc
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Brake Fluid level sensor VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
Okay so I have the above mentioned vehicle in the shop for an intermittent service brake fliud level switch. originally the vehicle came in with the light on all the time and we found the float sticking to the bottom of the master. We replaced the master (with...
1979 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Starting VIN: 1Z8749S452
Hello all. I have a 79 Corvette here with an odd problem. After a drive to the store and the car is parked for a bit, it will not restart. I will turn the key and get nothing from the starter. There is also nothing to be heard either, no clicking or anything. ...
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK18K3S
Hello everyone, this is my first post. This website is a wealth of information and I am relying on that now, :). This vehicle originally came in with a Code 44 and a Code 13. After inspection, it was discovered that the TBI gasket and the PVC hose were leaking... Trouble codes: 13 (O2 Sensor Short or Ground)
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LT 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 3GNGK16FOV
Owner complaint of stall in AM at first, then a few weeks later may stall at any time. Identifix suggest checking (1) smoke at the tail pipe when in no start mode, yes. (2)checking voltage on fuel shut off solenoid at no start, yes there is. Test for 0-5v squa...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on
Alright BIG BRAINS of the world, I got one for ya...Van came in with no start/no fuel pressure issue.Tested relay(good)beat on the tank and fired up.Faulty fuel pump... r&r fuel pump and the van did some excorcist crap..kept poppin ecm-b 20amp fuse(blown when ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor 1 problem)
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Prndl VIN: 1GBJG31U54
Replaced Trans Range switch on outside of 4L80E trans (had no PRNDL display for D4 thru D1, w/ IPC test of PRNDL passing. Now...Tech II data list trans outputs: chart for trans range switch doesn't match chart for D4 thru D1. Have drag tested connectors & run ...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Cruise Control VIN: 2G1WF55K84
Purchased this 9C1 from a county auction. Came without cruise control. Was wondering if parts/a kit is available to EASILY (read cheaply) install cruise control. Prefer OEM parts. I have done this in the past for Ford P71's & Taurus'. In the Fords the wiring i...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Head Bolts! VIN: 1GNDS13S95
Every thing I learned in this business, I learned by making mistakes, Today I learned something. Even if you follow the directions and use good parts somethings are too poorly engineered to repair. We are doing a valve job on this pig because it burned a valve...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S75
Simple P0410 code, air pump runs fine when I hot wire it. I am not getting power to the relay. I can hear the relay click when I activate it with the scan tool but there is no power there, checked fuses and all are ok, have power at fuses. What am I missing he... Trouble codes: P0410
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S36
I'm flipping out. Please read this with full attention or do not read my post. Truck runs fantasic. No issues,great power, just a nice truck. Check engine comes on PO171 at random,hot or cold. We have done the following: #1 checked basics- vaccums, o2, maf, fu... Trouble codes: P0171
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 2C4GM68405
I rebiult this trans. a couple of weeks ago (see repair history). It's been close to a thousand miles. Any way when it came in it had exploded the front planetary gears.Also replaced the overdrive and underdrive shafts due to spline damage. Now it's back with ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L no 1st gear start VIN: 3B7HF13Z01
Vehicle belongs to local used car lot brought to us for being sluggish from stop lights. Found transmission does not down shift into first at stop lamps. Scan tool says first gear and you can manually pull it down into first gear and transmission works fine. G...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L No Start VIN: 1GC34857DJ
My customer shut down his truck (no check engine light on) and it refused to restart the next day. We could not hear the fuel pump running. I checked the fuel pump relay and it is ok but the computer is not turning the relay on (grounding it). I can jump it ou...
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L no cruise activation VIN: 1D4HR48ZX3
cruise will not activate. origanally found broken vacum line and check valve installed backwards. repaired and still no cruise. checked codes. found none. checked command state of switches and is good after finding no signal to switches and replacing of comput...
2010 Dodge Caravan 3.3L keyless entry VIN: 2D4RN4DL7A
Question for Chrsler Guru's here. I just bought my wife a new caravan and opted to take it back to the dealer to have an OE remote starter installed. Originally we were told I'd be getting 2 more keys with the remote starter. Now they have changed what they sa...
1995 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Transfercase VIN: 1FTCR15U8S
Unable to get the truck to shift into 4WD. When you turn the control button on dash to 4wd the 4wd light will come on the dash but the shift motor never shifts. If I manually power the shift motor to shift to 4wd the gem modules will shift it back to 2wd even ...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3FELF47FXV
Truck came in with a power problem rev's up fine to 2200 then from 2200 to 2900 it smokes vary badly and hesitates then from 2900 on it rev's up fast. Has good hpop pressure 625 IDLE 2495 WOT. Tested exhaust back pressure tube had a little carbon but not clogg... Trouble codes: P1272 (Cyl 2 high to low side open), P1293 (High side open bank one right), P1294 (High side open bank two left), P0196 (Engine oil temp sensor circut)
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Power Steering VIN: 1FAFP55293
Vehicle came in with very loud power steeing pump, the rack was leaking. we replaced rack and pinion refilled pump. noise would not go away, replace power steering pump and flushed system using bg power steering flush kit. still noisy - flushed again with merc...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L speed control VIN: 1FBSS31L63
thanks in advance for any tips that might help, this van belongs to my church and i am a regular driver, it has an intermitant cruise control problem that works ok for me almost all of the time but almost never for other drivers, i cannot duplicate this proble...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21P34
No start condition. Have worked on this vehicle for one week. Six hundred hours! changing the icp sensor was the advice of a snap on tech and salesman. I have used a snap on scanner (verus) to assist in this repair (?) ficm volts are 47.5 and icp pressure whil...
1981 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMSM339BC
This vehicle came to the shop on the hook. The customer said it died on him on the freeway. The customer said it overheated on him. We pushed it in to our shop and had our tech Oscar r&r the head. After installing a machine head with new head gasket the vehicl...
1994 Honda Prelude S 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBA814XR
This is for all you tuner guys. More of a "let me share this with you" post. I have a 94 Honda Prelude coupe, base model with a 2.2L ZTECH engine stamped H22A 1041022 (doesn't match vin). Whoever did it, didn't do a bad job, still a mess of wires though. It's ... Trouble codes: 123, 231
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 2HKRL1864X
Hello and thank you all in advance. This car has been here a few times in the shop for an intermittent stalling condition. This car has never stalled for me yet. First time around it had EGR codes and the EGR bulletin has been done with new EGR and fuel induct...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L engine VIN: 1HGEJ8242X
Hey guy's alittle help please, Civic ex with Vtec has codes P1129 and P0172 and engine vaccum reads 8-9 inches at idle, that explains codes, Idles rough and low and stalls at times vaccum still low even if you crack the throttle a bit but does jump up a little...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL1853Y
Hey Honda and Transmission techs out There.We will be putting a transmission in this odyssey tomorrow.I would like to know how you guys do it, do you just pull the subframe assembly leave engine hanging,or do you drop the whole engine and trans assembly down f...
2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L 2nd gear
owner complained of rattling noise, 2nd gear only, turning right only, can be starting from stop or cruising through corner, never in any other gear or turning left, originally road tested to confirm noise,(without hubcaps) run on hoist, no noise evident,I rem...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHH165F03
AWHILE ago Car came in ABS light on (couldn't communicate w/ OTC or snap on) customer put it off, NOW MIL light is on TOO & still no communictaion. I tested power & ground at datalink good -found TSb to add extra ground pin5 did that still nothing. It won't ev...
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Stall, start/stall VIN: SAJEA74C84
Customer filled up fuel tank with regular unleaded and drove car home. next morning crank and start/die repeatedly. One of the ford dealers ran battery down and recarged through a power port. Car trailered to us(70 miles). I charged and tested battery, all ok....
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GX58S04
This Jeep originally came in with a P0121 TPS code. We replaced the TPS sensor and spark plugs per request. Customer drove it 2000 miles and came back complaining about a misfire and dieing. We found the oil pump shaft that drives the cam sensor cap was hittin... Trouble codes: P0351 (p0352-), P0352 (p0353-), P0353
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALME11403
Car was brought to a transmission shop for a trans mission rebuild, after that code 116 keeps popping out, tried to recalibrate the suspension, but after a couple of days it comes back. Second time around recalibrated it, set steering angle sensor and took 1 w...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BF28G7X
Friends of the Lexus/Toyota, Another shop installed a used PCM in a good customers car. The car is in good shape at 190k but a $2000 dollar PCM from the dealer was declined and a $104.00 unit was installed (E-Bay). The shop called me to register keys to the PC...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM97V7X
I have just bought this lovely car for myself, i run 5W-20 synthetic in it as required. When i start it up in the morning it has that low end rattle for a 'split' second as the oil pump sucks up the oil; It IS only short but that sounds like worn 'mains' and '...
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Battery VIN: JM3LW28G7Y
This Mazda MPV has an intermittent battery drain problem, usually after it has sat for a week or two. When I've gotten access to it to test the charging system out several times with an amp meter, the meter shows only about a .029 to .035 of an amp draw when t...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Misfire VIN: JM1TA22011
We have a millenia "s" that has come back after fixing a misfire. We have replaced spark plugs, coil on #3 cylinder, checked compression. It seems to only want to miss after its been shut off for a while and goes away after running for a few minutes. Beginning... Trouble codes: P0303
2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22572
2.0L mazda protege misfire P0300 random, while driving the vehicles does not jerk backfire or do any normal misfire tactics, nor at idle with brake on and in gear accel pedal to floor no misfire from engine. the code reappears while driving, but no noticeable ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0421
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Charging VIN: 1YVFP80C34
Customer bruoght me this car for not charging, it has a new battery. We load tested the battery witch check out so we checked the charging system ( the battery light and check engine light is on for code "p2503 charging system voltage low". All fuses are in pl...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBGB34E9N
Running on #2 Diesel,vegetable oil system not enabled, gray smoke upon start and for about 5 minutes at idle or running. Complaint occured somewhat suddenly. Thought it was fuel but car is losing oil with no obvious leaks. Customer is asking for compression te...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Cam Shaft VIN: WDBDA28D1N
Story in related history, thanks for any help
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L headlights VIN: WDBWK56F97
Hi Friends I have this SLK that is refusing to be fixed, the problem comes and goes so often I'm having trouble getting an accurate diagnosis. The headlights and side marker lights both come and go for no apparent reason. When my headlights-low beams- don't w...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM50S8X
Hi folks, have fuel pressure issues with this sable dohc 3.0l. intermittently stalls after start-up, when this occurs, vehicle is difficult to restart. after 15 20 min. vehicle will restart. fuel pressure gauge shows 29-30psi koer, but will quickly and intermi...
1998 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5L harmonic balancer VIN: JA4MR51R7W
I have removed the crank pulley bolt and can't get the balancer off. There are 2 holes on the front of the pulley , but they do not seem to be threaded. No bolts in my puller set thread in. I think it should just pull right off after the center bolt is removed...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA4MT31H91
Hello everyone, I have replaced the valve cover gaskets on this car due to oil leaks,and also the o-rings on the back of the heads. While doing that i noticed the spark plug wires were a little oily so I replaced them as well. I reused the intake manifold gask...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Unknown VIN: JA4MT21H31
I have 4x4 light flashing and I found no vac going through solenoids replaced and now solenoids work . then it came back not working and now I find that the 4x4 ecu is always grounding vac solenoid and 4x4 wont engage . so further test I found that both yellow...
2002 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD27YX2
I have a 02 n0ssan frontier 3.3 super charged.belong to anoter shop.truck engine was replaced with one that is not super charged.truck now running very lean on boths banks,at idle and wot.all goodies that could cause lean condition has been checked.fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0172 (Lean bank2)
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18WX5
Hello Fellow IATNrs.I have this first timer complaining of emission failure with a code P0420 bank one cat convertor efficiency, i look at O2 sensor values and right side O2 before cat value never goes above .30 volts, right side read normal, i switch O2 senso... Trouble codes: P0420
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WPOAA0959G
this car came in to the shop over heating the top hose hot lower cold no heat removed and replaced the t stat filled samething over heats no heater we trided air lift putting frount car up still over heats no heater top hose hot lower cold no heater tried bloc...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L No Crank VIN: YS3FB49S03
New customer towed in-for no crank-car started on ist try for me-but immobilizer failure displayed on sid,customer also stated that passengers door lock and window inop for a long time.pulled codes,then i disconected the battery to reboot,after recheck codes-s...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Airbag VIN: YS3FB45S53
Car has airbag service light on. Scanned with Tech 2 which showed DTC "ACM B1000 C5 Unknown DTC". Ran Tech 2 diagnosis on driver & passenger airbags, side curtains, and seat belts, all values were within accepted range. Cleared DTC's three times, and light is ...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Starter VIN: JT2SK12E6N
We tested the starter and it worked when vtge. was brought directly to the solenoid operating terminal. Next, vtge. was checked at the wire that came to the operating terminal. It was present some of the time and absent others. I noted that, when no vtge. was ...
1994 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2ST07F9R
Well I just installed a used engine and now it will not start. I have spark but no injector pulse. With the key on I have power on both injector wires. With the scanner hooked up it will not give me any codes, On data display it doesnt show any rpm while crank...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMED6353K
This vehicle runs great, has no fault codes and in overall condition is pretty good. When starting cold, it idles close to 2000 rpm and stays there a very long time. While warming up, coolant temp responds appropiately, but engine doesn't slow down for at leas...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWBC21C2Y
can any of you vw techs get me the pin code for the antitheft system, we are replacing the instrument cluster on the bug, the 14 digit code is [...]. the local dealer will not give me code to re-adapt key. thanks dan
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCT71K56
When this vehicle was brought to me it did start hard (long crank) once it started it ran fine and never had a hard start again. left for a week and had no problems until now and it won't start at all. I checked for fuel pump operation. in tank pump is working...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWTL71K39
THis vehicle was towed in. No Start condition. Customer states that gasoline was mixed with diesel and vehicle died while driving. After flushing the whole fuel system and added fresh diesel we now have a no injector pulse condition. Following have been checke...
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Drive Line
Hi Guys, I have this Volvo that a customer just purchased. If you put the car in reverse and back up a few feet then put the car in drive, turn the wheel 1/2 turn left or right then when starting out under light accel, you move a few feet then you hear "THUNC...
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Hesitation VIN: YV1CZ85225
Hello fellow volvo techs, I'm a little stumped and I think I'm a little too close to this one and I'll admit I may not be able to see the forest through the trees. This car came in a month ago, 1/4 tank of gas, no fuel pressure. We could hear a pump in the tan... Trouble codes: P0089 (Fuel pressure regulator performance)

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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAA2311M
Found one of the small ground wires from the intake to the body way misssing. Assume not reinstalled by other shop. I performed a voltage drop test between the engine and body while condition was occuring. And found over a volt, so we added a gound wire fro...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L EWS module VIN: WBAGF832XW
Sorry for the delay. After many attempts and lots of good suggestions I have determined that my scan tool may not be capable of doing the job necessary to keep the car running. I am sending this one to the dealer. I just can't spend any more time on it and all...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAGL634X2
so it took me a while to confirm the fix but looks like we got her, it had a bad throttle body, the potentiometer codes didnt return but that wasnt causing the throttle issue. the integrated voltage module was cutting power intermittently causing a no throttle... Trouble codes: 2785 (mdk potentiometer), 2786 (throttle valve potentiometer 1), 2787 (throttle valve potentiometer 2), 2820 (variable intake system signal implausible), 2821 (variable intake system temp warning), 5F02.
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L remote keyless VIN: 2G4WS52J2J
Thankyou all for your replies, Mark from michigan sent me a website that i have saved in my 'favourites' The instructions were excellent and it worked. I took a couple of practice runs. No tech 11 was needed for this paticular car. I wish mitchell had better i...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Hesitation VIN: 3G5DB03E34
the fix for this was unbeleivable, after checking all engine, and transmission functions and all test came back with no problem, i had a suggestion to pull abs fuse. pulled fuse problem went away. unplugged sensors 1 by 1 and foung right front wheel sensor to ...
2004 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L door locks VIN: 1G4HR54K74
Thanks for the help. I had customer remove fob from keyring and leave it at home. Told her to drive it a week or two, but have not heard back from her. A bad fob could cause the complaint. Other suggestions were faulty door switches, rubbed wires at door jambs...
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L overdrive VIN: 1G1YY0780G
i'm going to consider this fixed. I drooped the pan and found broken wire. cleaned everything and put fresh fluid in it. now the light come and shifts into overdrive it feels like maybe clutches are slipping a little but i only drive once in a while thanks for...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Steering Box VIN: 1GCEK19K2S
we put new tires, realign and check all supention again found all tight and problem till there, after pulling all my hair we took lower control arms out and we found bushings right side worn, my guess the reason we could't see it because torsion bar was puttin...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Door locks VIN: 1GNDT13W8W
after some fooling with the push button on the tailgate yesterday, blowing air threw it and jiggling the key in an out noise has stopped, and door locks are back to normal, new switch is on order from GM, Thanks for all your help
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L abs VIN: 2G1WF52EX1
thank you for all your ideas,the problem was a bad pcm
2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Fuel Guage VIN: 1GNEL19W71
First let me say thank you for all replies!We dont see alot of GM prouducts like we used to so we were rusty it turns out my scanner was able to do a guage sweep and the fuel guage worked fine next I checked for 5 volts on purple wire unplugged it was there th...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23142
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L radio VIN: 2G1WF52E63
thanks for all the help this is what i did to fix this car i removed the antenna mod down behind the back deck and away from the rear window defroster and it would work move it up and it would act up sow I mounted it under the deck lid
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KC2661X
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2D4GP44L23
Guys, sorry it took so long but I was waiting if the vehicle would come back. All I did was clean the throttle body ,IAC and the injectors. Looks like it's a fix. Customer has not complained since. Thanks for all your efforts.
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDZD741425
Great stuff. This van was messed with (fix) by a idiot after an accident. The IATN info, however is great. #1 Glow plug faults WILL NOT put vehicle into limp in mode. #2 The glow plug removal suggestions were fantastic except for the guy who said "if you hav...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Hesitation VIN: WDXPD84446
Thanks to all of those who replied. We found the ambient air temp sensor was installed in the wrong position after an accident causing heat from condenser to heat ambient air temp sensor much higher than it should be. Relocated to proper position next to licen... Trouble codes: P2359 (002- boost psi too high).
1992 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTJF35M1N
Per Pete, I got the Stanadyne fuel additive, did a 50/50 mix in the new fuel filter, added the rest to the fuel tank, stall cleared up in one road test. Many thanks.
1992 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L fluid VIN: 1FTCR14X1N
Thanks to all of you who responded. Sure enough this has fixed the problem. When the hose was removed the transmission fluid poured out. You were all very helpful, thanks.
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L control VIN: 1FTZR15V2Y
mornin techs,when dude told me that the wipers quit as well i went back to the gem wiring diagram.it shows fuse 25 for gem power.wrong.its fuse 26.i found #26 missing right after my update.installed a new fuse and all is well.the trans speed sensor codes are s...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU62X2Y
Well after tons of time trying to pinpoint the problem. We jumped in with both feet, as the only thing that showed up consistencly was that as the injector pulse width went below 4ms then the problem showed up, we pulled upper intake to get to injectors to run...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Knocking VIN: 1FDWF36F21
Thanks for all the help. It always helps to get support for your suspicions. I ended up pulling the engine and pulling the head on the right side. Rings broken and scored cylinder walls. Customer is getting a used engine sent top me from a salvage yard. Not ch...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21P75
After reviewing the suggestions regarding the unison ring and center rotating housing issues with this VG turbo, we pulled the turbo back off and disassembled again. Sure enough, the unsion ring had a notch in it. After pricing the center housing and unison ri... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo underboost).
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L computer? VIN: 1FMCU49H08
Thanx for the help on this one We found the back inertia switch was an issue (car got rear ended) unplugged the battery and turned the hybrid battery off then reinstalled let car sit for 20 minutes then it reloaded the pc and now its good to go Thanx for t...
1995 GMC C1500 Sierra SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2GTEC19K0S
Sorry for the wait on closing this one I had to make sure this beast was fixed. Thanks to all who replied all very good ideas for future references. Not too long after posting my problem started noticing I was losing other things like wipers,brake lights and n...
1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W5X
Hey guys and girls.A very big thank you to all who replied to my request for help on my buddy's Jimmy.First of all he went home that night I posted and installed the pressure gauge-started and bled out the air and pressure was at 56 psi.Next morning it was wet...
1986 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, Loads up VIN: SAJAY1348G
I want to thank all that replied. I had forgotten about the ground in the boot so I checked that , it looked ok but I cleaned it anyway with no joy from that . I ended up checking the pulse width and saw that the injectors were being driven lean when the ove...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Reverse band VIN: SAJEA51C62
Well after the second help request and still not a lot of information I dove in this morning. Ended up drilling and tapping a hole in the cover. Installing vice grips with slide hammer to break the cover free from the corrosion. Next came the big trick. I ...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R03
Thanks for all the replies. We found the strut leaking not the airbag. Put oe stut with orignal air bag and no problems. Thank you once again.
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1M3F39G93S
Thanks for the help guys. I found the sending unit was bad. I removed the grommet where the power wire went through and spliced the wire together. Resealed the hole in the sending unit and now the pump only draws 5 amps.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L vibration VIN: 2MEM75W0YX
Many thanks to all who answered my problem!!!the carrier bearings looked Good as well as pinion.So had then changed because we were that far in. Took the car for a test drive and the vibration was 90% gone. Took the customer for a drive and he was happy. This ...
2008 Mercury Sable 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM42W08
Never did figure this one out.i changed the VCT solenoids service light still on intermittenly.from the replies looks like the phasers will have to be change also.customer decided to trade the vehicle in.thanks to those who replied. Trouble codes: P0018, P0021.
2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Oil Leak VIN: WMWRE33472
Well customer chose not to look further however, Talked to the techs at a mini dealer in portland. Number one oil leak on this vehicle is valve cover. This one was dry. They stated the superchargers do leak and higher milage engine do get blow by. There sugges...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L brake warning lamp VIN: WMWMF7359T
Skip [...] was exactly right. Although the car didn't specifically tell me what it needed I ran the reset for the brake fluid service (2years) as suggested by Skip and it cleared. Still had odd code for wheel speed direction? but last problem of illuminated...
1990 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CZ24A6L
Thanks to all!!! After reviewing all replies Shawn in Massachusetts hit it with the wrong injectors. To add to this at one time someone had taken the fuel pump ground (from the fuel pump comtroller) directly to ground. This in turn turned the puel pump on f...
2004 Nissan Quest SE 3.5L Battery VIN: 5N1BV28U04
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4AL11D45
Most of the replies said that this is a problem with the throttle bodys on this car also 1reply stated to check for volt drops on startup as when the problem showed up (good idea anytime)or poss week battery,all tested good We scoped both throttle body and acc... Trouble codes: P2135.
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L 1st Gear VIN: 2P4GP4439T
Thank you to everyone who replied. The customer approved to have transmission rebuilt. I wish I had more information on what the failure was. From most of the replies it seems it just might be normal wear. Did find out from customer that the transmission has n...
1993 Pontiac Firebird 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G2FS22SXP
The customer decided to take to another shop, California emissions are hard to fix when a car runs lean, Than you all
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3HJ85J0V
Yes We fixxed this one Thanx to Dennis and some one else they both said look at the wire harness rubbing on the EGR pipe Sure enough when the head was removed years ago the harness was pulled off with the cylinder head and not reattached to its proper spot ...
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