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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L tcc lock up VIN: WAUZL54B5Y
need some help from some audi experts,this audi is going in and out of lock up,about 45 to 60 mph,rpms jump from 1200 to 1500, never had trans codes,fluid ok was changed,doesnt act up all the time,when it does it happens in 4th and 5th gears.measuring block in...
1986 BMW 325 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WBAAB5409G
This car has a bad hesitation on accell and a rough idle when started after sitting for a few hours.We have replaced plugs(worn) plug wires and dist cap and rotor as a maintenance measure.We read various posts and decided to motorvac the injector/fuel system.W...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Key Lock (IGN) VIN: WBADM6346Y
This vehicle I replaced the battery in the key fob and tried to re code it. It will not except the programing which I have tried several times. On inspection I have noticed that when I open the door, the display says key is in the ignition lock, even if it is ...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Cuts out VIN: 1G6CD1337L
Thanks to all in advance! It has been some time since we worked on one of theese and this has me stymied! Intermittantly the car will seem to loose ignition, come back to life and blow the muffler off! It happens mostly cruising on the highway and acts like th...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire VIN: W06VR52RSX
Single cylinder misfire (#3) under light to moderate load . just as the approach to a hill is encountered. This feels just like a spark exiting the boot and not firing in the combustion chamber. It can be seen in misfire datastream . Can not duplicate in the s... Trouble codes: P0303 (only set the code once misfire cylinder 3)
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR548YR
Cadillac Catera experts please help!First time customer brought vehicle in with CEL light on complaint.When I pulled vehicle in the service bay CEL light was flashing-retrieved codes P0300-P0301-P0303-P0305.Engine felt like had a misfire although not like all ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0305 (cyl 5 misfire)
2002 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L temp door VIN: 1G6EL12Y72
Greetings to all,this eldorado has dual climate control for the interior you set the passenger side at 80 degrees and you still get cold air .The drivers side works ok.I did test to see if I was getting a voltage signal to the motor when you change the temp se...
1994 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L suspension VIN: 1G1LD55M4R
has any one had one of these-- it is very well kept city car-- very low mileage--and almost new front end-- i can get it to pop on either side by going forward-stopping turn wheel slightly and go to reverse--or from reverse to forward-- some times---also just ...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 4 wheel drive
Hi Just Like To Ask If there Is A Seprate DLC For The 4 Wheel Drive Module To Pull Codes. Mitchell says to use pin # 13. I Found the OBD 11 DLC But Could Not Find One For The 4 Wheel Drive Control module. I Think There Is One. Thanks.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L neutral switch VIN: 1GCEC14W5Y
Well, we got this 00 Silverado 2wd 4.3 pickup in. it has a 4L60E transmission. vehicle first came in with transmission locked in 3rd gear according to my mechanic & customer stated just wasn't working right. mechanic checked it out and found codes P0753, P0758...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L abs action VIN: 2GCEC19V01
This is the second vehicle we have with same problem, left front wheel speed sensor drops in rpm compared to other wheels at low speed almost stopped, causing abs activation. All looks good and tests good, we changed the ignition switch which was not a related...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L radio VIN: 1GNDT13W21
Dear group, I received, BLAZER 96. Replaced the battery.The theftlock was activated. Now dont have the code and the radio says loc. Please advise. The first 3 digits of the display code are displayed: 232 the next 3 numbers: 235
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16Z42
Hi all this thing runs bad. Most of the misfires are on 1 and 3 but all have some in the history. Fuel trim is way out there -31short and -15 long both banks. Blows black smoke and all plugs are black. The fuel pressure is about 50psi. The fuel pressure regula... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03EX3
This one came in with MIL on, cust. stated it ran fine. Found code 131 for O2 voltage low. On the freeze frame it showed that PCM was operating in OPEN Loop, O2 showing lean, Coolant temp was 195F, TPS at 100%,4800 rpm 73mph.OK, Van has 134000 miles,orig. O2 I... Trouble codes: 131 (HO2S low votage)
2002 Chrysler 300M Special 3.5L Intake Plenum VIN: 2C3HE76KX2
Does anyone know where to obtain one of the small, black, spring-loaded, plastic plugs that fit into the upper plenum? There are 7 of these things and each one has a slot in it to receive the rubber intake plenum gasket. The plenum is on national back-order, n...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L electric windows/ heater motor fan VIN: 1V3HD46T7S
The heater/ac motor quit running along with all power windows and rear defroger.There is no power on the fuse side in the fuse block. If I hot wire the ac fan motor fuse in the fuse panel all items start working.
1997 Dodge Caravan 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2B4FP25B7V
vehicle cut out or stalled after running fine for awhile.pushed it back inside shop again , van started ran & stalled, o.k now , i have no spark, no rpm signal at scanner.cheked voltage feed at cam & crank shaft sensors, getting 9 volts at each,removed battery... Trouble codes: 11 (ignition ref/ ckp circuit malfunction)
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X5W
Cust. brought car after repair attempt by another mech.He replaced timing belt,but did not fix problem.Engine starts and sometimes stalls.Restarts and surges at idle.Does this from first start even in Open loop.Idle speed rolls up and down 650-750 rpm with a W... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HR38N72
As soon as I spin engine over it will set code P0016 cam / crank mis-alignment. Checked wave form on crank and cam sensors both are perfect. Tested wiring harness Found no problem. Checked tone wheels no problem found. Replaced cam sensor, crank sensor, and p.... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam / crank mis- alignment)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L pedal drift VIN: 1D7HU16Z02
Thanks in advance for your help. We have a dodge Ram 1500 with a pedal drift. If you are holding the pedal down it will drift to within 1 inch of the floor. (vehicle running or not) The second application of the pedal, the travel is normal with no drift. We is...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L No Start VIN: 2D4GP44L55
This van was towed in last night. Customer states the van died while driving it. He said there was no warning and he saw the digital guages die down and the van just quit. My first thought was a crank sensor. We replaced it but no difference. Fuel pressure is ...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L rpm flare on shifts VIN: 1FTDF15Y6L
This is my personal truck and it is driving me crazy. The problem is that the rpms flare up to 2500 and stay there for a few seconds when you let of the gas and push in the clutch to shift. This truck is not stock, but I doubt any of the mods are causing this ...
1992 Ford Aerostar 3.0L engine
hi everyone this is new for mi this is mi nighborg minivan sameone put used engine end now came to my whit the van running bad first I check engine oil end BUUAALA full of gas any suggestions will be helpful thanks & advance
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N5R
This truck is equipped with the 4R70W trans. The wiring diagram is different than other models. The mil will usually come on with KOEO then goes off, the fuel pump runs a minute or so later and the mil flashes code 636 or sometimes just breif flashes or just 4... Trouble codes: 636 (trans temp)
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L door lock VIN: 1FALP58S6T
door lock operating randomly opening and closing while car is be driving.and when car is parked and locked it will unlock by it self. battery goes dead randomly but when i test for voltage and ampage dranging found noen. does gem module cause this. ck door loc...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lacks heat at idle VIN: 1FTRX18W8X
customer states that vehical lacks heat requested cooling system flush, we flushed system, install new motorcraft t stat , ( one bolt in housing snapped off, removed intake to remove bolt) back together has great heat down road,lacks at idle ok if rpm over 150...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU34E0X
Vehicle came in about a month ago with P0171 and P0174 stored lean fuel trims bank one and two. Long term fuel trims were way positive. If the throttle was cracked off idle the fuel trims would go directly to zero or a little negative. If the throttle was heal... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0172-), P0172 (p0174-), P0174 (p0175-), P0175
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L engine VIN: 3FAKP1136Y
Good morning to all.My boss just picked up this zx2 and while checking it over noted someone has sealed between the engine and the transmission with dark gray silicone sealer (the color matched so well to the cast peices this was not noted untill it was put on...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Did not have alot of time for test because had to leave and this was toward the end of the day. The car sitting at idle revs just fine, no miss or hesditation. While driveing it will feel like a stoped up CAT but it comes and goes. I had my foot on the floor a... Trouble codes: P0302 (Missfies cyl. 2), P0303 (missfire cyl. 3)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L the whole drivetrain VIN: 1FMZU73E12
On test drive it roars more with windows up,and gets louder with vehicle turned side to side like a wheel bearing but not as loud.Sounds more like bad tire ,cooper tires they measure all same,no cupping more bad spots,and custermer calls back and says noise is...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW21P04
Truck originally came in for coolant loss. Block test failed. Tested EGR cooler, passed. This was 3rd week 12/06, owner wanted to wait till 1st of 2007. Truck now had to be towed back in, was hydraulically locked, water in cylinder. Removed engine,installed pa...
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Gas smell VIN: 1FMFU18555
We have an Expidition that has a strong gas smell in the cab intermittantly. No problems are present, the EVAP system is good & sealed, no external leaks anywhere on the fuel rail, fuel lines, fuel tank, or EVAP system. Up by the filler neck in the fender well...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Front Wheel Bearings VIN: 1GKDT13W8Y
Okay we get this new customer with a 2000 Jimmy 4x4 (by referal) last year. She complains that one of her Front Wheel bearings are noisy. So she also adds that the GM Dealership have changed both front Wheel Bearings TWICE in the past. Can't remember if they w...
1987 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1HGCA5629H
Customer came in with an water pump leaking and a running issue. When engine is started cold, the choke works properly and has a fast idle for a short period of time. As soon as fast idle comes off the engine sputters and dies. Will not idle on its own untill ...
1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Condenser fan VIN: 1HGCA5642H
Hi guys -- I have a condenser fan that runs on, hot or cold, whenever you cycle the key. I tried another fan timer unit I had sitting around the shop and they both do the same thing. If you cycle the key, the A/C fan runs for a good twenty minutes, but if you ...
1992 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Park brake VIN: DC2S413E12
Hi Honda Techs I got this civic in, park brake does not hold, new rotors fitted and pads, I even tried to turn the pistons out a little with no success, is there a procedure to follow when new pads and rotors are fitted, I even adjusted the cables down and the...
1996 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.6L outer door handle VIN: H75D905FJ8
I have a honda del sol (my girlfriends i don't do bodywork) and the outer passenger door handle won't work.I looked at the inside assembly and the rod to the handle ass. moves away from the handle when you pull the handle it has a hole where it may have had a ...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45CO2
This car was here one month ago with codes P0133(O1S1 slow response) and P0722(no output speed signal). I replaced upstream O2 and dual pulse generator, cleared codes, drove it a bit and returned it to owner. Today he is back with P0133 again and P0137 for dow... Trouble codes: P0133 (O1S1 Slow Response), P0137 (O1S2 Low Volts)
2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L left side signal light VIN: KMHHM65D84
Hi all, I have a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon that has the 3 left side turn signal lights ( front, dash and rear) stuck on at all times. The only way to turn them off is to pull the hazard fuse from the interior fuse box. I have disconnected the flasher switch, turn ...
1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 4x4 VIN: 4S2CM58VOS
hello all .4wheel drive not working .With this truck on the rack 4x4 is engaged all four wheels will lock up and you can not hold front wheels ,but when you get on snow or ice the front wheel will not lock up.changed fluids in transfer case and fr diff . fluid...
2002 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACD58X027
this one got me baffled.vehicle came in with ck eng lite on and occassional stall at idle.scan for codes (see above)lean codes W\radom misfire.scaned data fuel trims (st 30-40%. LT following ST. add propane to intake area around egr & rpms pick up butt no chan... Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean), 174 (bank 2 lean), 300 (radom misfire)
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L transfer case VIN: 1J8GL58K62
Hi all, I'm hoping some jeep tech can help us out here. We have a Liberty here with a strange noise comming from the transfer case, kind of a clink-clank noise along with a little chain noise. Just wondering if there is some kind of pattern failure after they ...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Suspension VIN: SALHC1347P
hi there. I know this is a common problem but i have little experience or information on this car so I could really use a starting point. Essentially, the air suspension is inoperative. It seems all four bags are out and the car will not lift. So, where to st...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L blend door VIN: 1LNLM91V5S
I read alot on town cars about a lever on the blend door acuator breaking and causing full heat.I have no heat both hoses are warm to touch under the hood.Can this linkage cause no heat??? I can hear the motor running when I change temp but as you all know you...
2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM1TA22132
I have replaced the wires cap rotor and distributor. Cleaned the MAF. replaced the air filter. My fuel trim is very good switching +2 to -2.at most. My problem is that I still have a miss that will not set a code. My brick and the shops genysis has no data for... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire Cylinder 6)
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L broken valves VIN: 1YVFP80C23
2 plugs were smashed and we can see there is valve damage! customer never left sight of shop before problem came up, seemed okay during oil change.
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Delayed engagment VIN: WDBGA43GXV
We replaced the transmission in this vehicle with a known good low mlie unit. the transmission works well however it is very slow to engage- forward or backwards. there are no codes and the filter is new. no debis was found on inspection. not sure where to go ...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Backfires VIN: 4A3AK24YXV
the Engine was running fine from August to December. Then Vehicle not use for 2 Months i knew battery is Dead so I Jump it and start right up. I leave the car running, about half hour it dies I crank it again amd start but it dies immidiately. I spray brake cl... Trouble codes: P0301 (Mis-fire 1 detected)
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HJ01P8L
Greetings to all.This car was towed in for a no start,checks reveal we do have spark,fuel pressure 45psi, injector pulse.When I give it ashot of starting fluid the engine fires up and remains running.The engine does have 2 cylinders mis firing cyl#1 has a bad ... Trouble codes: 12 (ignition signal missing)
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1N4DL01D7Y
This transmission will rev up and bang into first gear from a full stop. If I use the shifter and select first gear manualy it will take off fine. I had a code P1605 (A/T Diag. Communtion Link). After clearing code it will not come back. I relaced TPS sensor w...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Intake manifold VIN: 1N4DL01D5Y
We have this used Altima on our lot, (Dodge dealer),with a miss on #4 cylinder. Miss clears up with propane added around #4 intake runner. Looks like a bad job. What we need to know, is how does it come out? Does the lower plenum have to come off 1st, and come...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G3WT35X5R
car came back after wires and plugs customer said it stalled 5 times brought it back and we could not get it to die . he said it is alot better but still has a miss felt light accel from stop , a little shaky at idle and you feel it good at about 50 mph.we re ...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62CXV
customer came back complaining of stalling after previous work was done road tested with customer vehicle stalled in parking lot during parking manuvers got vehicle back inside found code p1599 stored in computer did diag for code found bad idle air control va... Trouble codes: P1599 (cc power management or engine stall), P0507
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L crank chain sproket VIN: 1G3WS52HXX
car overheated, we pulled heads and did not find any thing wrong with gaskets or heads, we then found block craked at engine valley. We had engine crack welded by alloy specialist, we put engine back toghether and it ran perfect. Two weeks later came in on hoo...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.2L brake pads VIN: 1G3NK12FX2
Hi Techs, I installed new high quality pads and rotors on this car 6 months ago (12,000) miles and now the front outboard pad is worn down to metal on one side and the other side is almost gone also. The slides on the cradle move freely and the piston in the c...
1988 Pontiac Grand Prix 2.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WJ14W7J
when driving this car under accel when rpm reaches between 3500 and 4000 the engine quits as if you turned the ignition off. I have replaced the pcm ign.module and crank sensor. when it quits you can put it in neutral and it starts right back up.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1G2NW52E3X
This vehicle has been a nightmare. I would never think it would be so hard to fix something as easy as a squealing belt. Vehicle had a horrible belt squeal at all engine speeds that was very loud and has been squealing for a long time. First I changed the belt...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L plenum VIN: 1G2NF52E2Y
hellow first time user so bear with me, replaced lower intake on grand am 3.4 have done lots of these and never had this problem before when putting on the plenum it craked, thought maybe i screwed somethning up, took it off and did not see any thing out of pl...
2004 Saturn L300-1 2.2L oil VIN: 1G8JCJ4F74
we have changed oil on this car from day one last week we change the oil and filter the car left the shop full of oil with in 20 miles the car returned making all kinda engine noise . no oil lights or any lights of any kind ... removed the valve cover and foun...
1995 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK6250S
We have 95 Subaru that came in with bad head gaskets. We replaced the head gaskets, had the head surfaced, replaced the timing belt. Now it won't start. It pops once in a while like the ignition timing is off.(DIS) We've rechecked the timing belt marks many ti...

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1999 Acura RL Premium 3.5L tcs light VIN: JH4KA9655X
its fixed-poor connection at tcs control valve actuator. all of the replies had useful information however no silver bullet. the customer was able to leave vehicle with me friday afternoon and i was finally able to get a code from tcs module. (not sure why it ...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM5344Y
Sorry about the late closing. I was hoping the customer was going to return with the car, but did not. I never did get a solid answer on the p1250 code. Anyway, the cust. never came back for the intake boot and cam sensor. Thanks for all the help though. Trouble codes: P1250, P1188, P1189, P1397.
1987 Buick Century Custom 2.5L no start VIN: 1G4AH5155H
I checked the car for fire when it was cold and did not start and it did not have fire so we pushed the car inside where it was warm the next morning it had fire and started fine .So i replaced the module and tried it again and it had fire and has been startin...
1992 Buick Eighty Eight 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G3HY53L6N
I tested the crank sensor, seemed ok tap tested it and would not even stumble a little, so I checkedd the ground wires all were tight and so I replaced the ignition module. Seems to ber runnning fine now. Thank you everybody for the help the common replies I g...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD53B9P
I have not had the opportunity to work on this car since the update. I must close this request. The cam sensor is a hall effect sensor. I replaced the sensor. It did have a signal, but I could not check it at the ecm. I had a 2 connector ecm. It was not the bc... Trouble codes: E23 (Electronic Spark Timing EST Signal Fault), E41 (Camshaft Position CMP Sensor or Circuit Fault).
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY2183K
First Thanks to all that responded. I was pulling my hair out till I went back through the flow chart again and found that circuit 424 Tan/Black wire was intermently Grounding out between the 4 wire connector and the disconnect for timing connector, I Hooked u... Trouble codes: 42 (Electronic spart timing).
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W2X
Hi all who offered help. One said tune engine witch we had already done, four thought a worn distributor gear was the problem (we had already verified good gear and distributor in good shape), the most promising was to perform CKP variation relearn, but would ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L inst. cluster VIN: 1GCHC24U14
Thank you to all who responded. what a diaster this entire job was,who would ever think replacing a cluster would be such a pain in the rear, took it to the 1st dealer and had a guy wait he was there an hour before he called and said their internet was down,ca...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L battery VIN: 1C4GP64L8T
tested parasatic draw only 17 milliamps. battery was border line 700 cold cranking amps. tested 565. replace battery. customer has had vehicle 2 weeks. no complaint. thanks to all that replied. iatn is a great tool.
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L gear shifter indicator VIN: 2C4GP74LX2
Thank you for all your responses! We decided to spend more time diagnosing the problem instead of fighting with the dealer, who would only replace the wiring harness. In the process of checking the supply power and the supply grounds to the TCM, I noticed that...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L overdrive VIN: C3RS620251
hey guys the info was great. found questionable tps and temp sensor was bad. replaced both and vehicle runs goods. thanks guys.
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Speedo VIN: 1B4HS28Y1X
Fuse was blown for CAB abs lamp. Replaced fuse blew again found short at PArking brake warning switch. Repaired short now all communications were back and code P1687 went away. Found code for VSS (this is the one in the rear differential. Vehicle speed is sent...
2003 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L ck. gauges lite VIN: 1DE4HS48N1
the info that i recieved indicated a pattern failure with the oil pressure sender and possibly with the pigtail. also , 90 psi cold fast idle is not too high -upper range of spec was over 100. the customer never returned to continue with the repair. they proba...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L vacuum pump VIN: 1FT5W31F2X
Sorry for the time it tooks to close this one,but I had forgotten.Since there is no vacuum problem but only a pump who dont want stop,cust decide to tolerate this one till the day the pump would die.But the other day,at the gas station where I works,I got the ...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU74E8Y
Thanks!! To all that replied. Finally I have this vehicle idling well.I want to add for those who suggested resetting keep alive memory that I had done this when I replaced the idle air motor.I decided to pin out the ecm for giggles and what I found was a poor...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L wiper VIN: 1FMPU16LXY
thanks guys for all the help it did have bad rear wiper motor & fr wiper conector wire b/w had corrosion & bad connection thanks again
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSF35L3Y
Thanks for all the advise,we were able to verify that engine would run and not overheat with the cht sensor unplugged.We had used a laser temp sensor to verify proper operating temp at cyl head,we then ran down code p1285 and verified no open or short to power... Trouble codes: P1285, P1299.
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3FAFP11351
Thanks to all that replied. The problem was one of the new spark plugs that I put in had a hair line crack in it. Like all the old timers said, don't rely on the computers so... much. Go back to basic mechanic procedures first. I guess its always hard to belie... Trouble codes: P1000 (i/m readiness code).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNX21LX3
This customer went ahead to the dealer and wanted the engine replaced on warranty, for which they wouldn't do but changed the whole engine for him and charged him. 'go figure'. Answers from techs were mostly leaks working into plug hole due to intake manifold ...
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L rear brakes VIN: 1FTNS24L74
Well I have been waiting to see the vehicle come back after our repair. We replaced the rear rotors, pads and brake hoses. We could not find anything freezing up in the calipers that were installed 4500 miles ago. We checked the master and it seems to be worki...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF47P84
calling this one fixed even though parts are on order. luckily this truck has a dump body on it,we raised it up and pulled the sending unit out of it and found a huge pile of the same stuff,and then noticed bare metal spots inside the tank where the coating ha...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L steering return, wander VIN: 1FTSE34L36
i hate to post on a 1st time customer - this one has not returned to continue diagnosis of wandering front end on a 2wd work van. good info was -caster check- tires junk or move tires around- try loosen sector shaft adjustment 1/2 turn to check if too tight an...
1992 Geo Storm 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: J81RF2365N
I want to thank all the techs who tryed to help us. We checked cam and crank gears but key ways looked good. We tryed a air temp sensor in manifold but did not help. We tryed a remaned dist. & a set of plugs but no help. Seeing as how the fuel pressure was goo... Trouble codes: 110 (undocumented code), 140 (undocumented code).
1994 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GKFK16K9R
Thank you for all of your information- you guys are awesome! The miss is gone- on advise from several of you, I double checked valve clearance, and while it was a bit tight it did not cure the problem. Turns out, when the local Chev dealer rebuilt the throttle...
1998 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L Cuts out, Stall, no start VIN: 1GTHG35F4W
We willl call it a fix. I installed a new fuel cutoff solinoid , fuel driver module and external cooler for the module and so far so good. The customer had it for a week with no problems. I knew it would repair the problem, just wanted some feedback. Thanks
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Fuel gauge VIN: 1GTEC14VXX
I changed both the IPC & fuel sender as one of the respondents stated. I apologize for not having the names of all that sent advice, but computer problems wiped out all my previous e-mails. Thanks to all for the help.
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L noise VIN: 1GKET16S73
I want to Thank You All for the replies Gary in Florida and Glen in Louisiana nailed it It was the Mode Door Motor But I also got some good Info from Charles in Georgia and Scott in Illinois about BCM Reflash bulletins and Bradley in Missouri said IPC being Tr...
2004 GMC Savana 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGG25U14
Thank you for all the replies and tips. In a nutshell it ended up being a defective upstream O2 sensor on Bank 2. Ted from Manitoba made the suggestion that had already occured to me. I switched the RH O2 to the left hand sensor position and watched the readin... Trouble codes: P0174, P0175, P0300.
2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L reverse binding VIN: 1HGCG669XY
We finally got the car back from the customer and ran all of the test that everyone suggested, its has pressure in different gears proving that the problem lies inside. Customer claims they are going to 'drive it into the ground'. Thanks for all your help.
2006 Hummer H3 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 5GTDN13696
Car was sent to another shop that have GM ecms coding/programing tools. I donīt know the diagnosis result yet. The information I received: Probably a internal ecm memory failure Or a ignition switch problem (typical) Thanks Trouble codes: P0601 (Control Module Read Only Memory).
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L DLC Communication VIN: KMHJF24MIW
Thanks again for all the Responces, It turns out This Vehicle also does not Start with Scanner Hooked up to ALDL. Scanners will Communicate in Generic Mode. There seems to be a problem with SUN SMOG MACHINES and this VEHICLE, It tested fine on First Inspection...
1987 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Stall VIN: SAJNV5847H
Thanks to all who replied. I am posting this as a fix even though I have not worked on the car yet. Concensus is that the oil pressure fluctuation and stall are a coincidence but not cause for either problem. there is no shut down switch for low oil pressure a...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78Y6T
Due to we do not have a DRB we took the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer confirmed it was a security problem. They said to purchase a door remote for the doors (one was not available here) and we did. Then they said the security module in the door was not rec...
2004 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L trunk lid window VIN: SALNE22214
My problem was just a re-learning issue. Despite It was the first thing I tried... Other hints I received: typical problems could be a bad trunk latch switch or a bad ccu. Thanks
1993 Lexus SC300 3.0L loss of comunication VIN: JT8JZ31C6P
Sorry I can't finish this help request. It's the owners wifes car and I have more pressing issues with customer cars. We think it's a possible ECM because it's not my scanner since it works fine on all other cars. I've checked all my grounds and volteg points ...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L passive anti-theft VIN: 1LNHM97V3X
Thanks to those who offered help with my 1999 Continental. Everyone basically pointed to the transceiver as being the problem, and it was. When I wiggled the harness connector at the transceiver, the car would start. If I pushed it the opposite direction, then...
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM2UF1232N
Thanks to all of you for your help.I never had a chance to test this truck as my buddy at other shop swapped another ecu with a customers truck in his shop and he said that it ran great.He has senst the ecu for repairs and has gone to Mexico for vacation so wi...
1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L Cuts out VIN: 1110251200
Recd many replies which I thank all for. I gave the wrong year for this vehicle. It was a 1970 and had transistor ignition. I wound up installing a breakerless system from Pertronix. The car has been on the road for a week and half with no problems so far. Per...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBHA24G2X
Well, this one is fixed. The replies we received suggested a leaking head gasket, intake leaks, a clogged PCV system which could deposit oil on the MAF, and possible secondary ignition system problems. Ours seemed to be the Bosch MAF sensor we installed. After... Trouble codes: P0100 (Hot Film Mass Air Flow Sensor), P1584 (Stop Lamp Switch), B1231 (Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor).
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBUF70J93
Wow - this site is amazing. Thanks to all of you for your help. Within @ 24 hours I had responses from California to New Jersey and Ontario to Taiwan. The concensus was that the radiator was leaking just enough coolant into the trans fluid to mess with its ada...
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