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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAD2313L
Car came in complaint running rough AM also misfiring at times scope check showed bad plug wires replaced Cap, wires and Rotor also spark plugs car would not start after work checked no spark at plug wires nospark from coil wire changed crank sensor same resul...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ832XW
Vehicle has been in twice now with these codes idle adaptation air limit codes. The vehicle runs excellent except for a low idle (customer says at about 200 rpm) on cold start. Has anyone seen these codes and what will cause them. I am reading a lot about a pc... Trouble codes: 27 (Additive mixture adaptation idle bank2 control limit reached), 35 (testing and results)
1992 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4BN5375N
IAC goes to 180 counts when snap on scan tool is hooked up and vehicle is in gear. With scanner unplugged, in gear, it stalls. Clear Flood--YES. Idle goes up and down and will stall the vehicle. Any ideas? Thanks. Scott
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14K6P
Hi Techs - I'm scratching my head on this one. We replaced the longblock on this truck six months ago, and it ran fine until yesterday, when it idled rough on startup, the CEL came on, and it smoothed out somewhat. The truck then drove OK for a half-hour and s... Trouble codes: 33 (MAP sensor high)
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L drivetrain VIN: 1GBFG15R4W
Customer states that this noise was there when he purchased it used, but has grown worse. Sometimes it is said to be very bad and the kids can't hear the TV. Others have looked at it but nothing has been done to it. Hope someone may have heard about this. Veh...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16R0X
This vehicle runs fine around town. Under extreme load mil will flash a few times and stay on with code 300. Cylinder 4 shows miss. Other cylinders barely show anything wrong. compression good, fuel pressure good Trouble codes: 300 (cylinder 4 shows misfires)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Communication VIN: 1GCEK14T7X
Truck has complaint of battery going dead over night intermittently. Didn't find any lingering draw after initial 2 amp shuts off. He also reports the battery and/or low fuel warning will come on while driving or after start-up. Shutting the truck off and re-s...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2GCEK19T9X
hey everybody! we have a weird one here. the truck acts like it has an internal vaccuum leak. when it's cold and only cold it has a very rough idle and surging almost to the point of stalling, but then it will recover. we soaked the outside of the manifold for...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK29U5X
this truck came in with check engine light on code p0300 randonm missfire found bad fuel pressure reg. and intake leaking (vacuum leak) replaced both no luck same problem. only cylinder showing a missfire is # seven I have good spark at the plug and good pulse... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L istrument cluster VIN: 3GNFK16T0Y
nasty intermittant electrical problem with instrument cluster. ipc goes haywire,GUAGES DEAD & FLUTTERING,IPC LIGHTS FLICKERING,MESSAGE SCREEN FLICKERING,no communication with any modules WHEN CONDITION IS PRESENT(data link goes dead but still have power to sca...
1995 Dodge Dakota 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1BFL26G15W
need a dodge tech, customer came in with stalling problems, said engine stalls when backing up and stall after a good drive, he was told replace idle control motor we did and he is back again, we replace map sensor and still the same problem, now he wants a fu... Trouble codes: 27 (fuel injector control problem)
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L wipers VIN: 1B4GP54L3T
no wipers. can hit washer and will wipe. has new motor and switch. pin 7 on bcm black connector supposed to have 5 volts ref. but has less than 1 volt. have checked all powers and grounds to bcm and they are ok. have sent bcm off 2 times to be checked and am t...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7MC3365Y
Hey guys, I drew a blank with the archives. Extended cranking time cold and intermittant no start after hot soak. There are no codes. It seems to take on air though I can find no wet spots. When the engine doesn't want to start, the lift pump will only run ab...
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L heating VIN: 1C3ES46CYD
i seem to have a good one. heating cools off only when using any of the defrost modes other wise it will blow good heat.any ideas would be good. only direction i can think of is vacuum leaking in the mode switch but can't prove it. thanks in advance.
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3D7KU28C04
HELP! Don't know what to do. This vehicle had the ECU replaced. A tech in a different location 'fried' the ECU. Couldn't explain to me how this happened. They replaced the ECU, I received the vehicle. Received the vehicle, with all kinds of MIL lamps on and ab...
1994 Ford Probe 2.5L engine VIN: 1ZVL22B8R5
I need help from you Ford experts. This engine runs good, has good power but does smoke some at start up. The customer says it is using a quart every 400 miles. Is this a common problem with this engine? I am assuming that the problem must be valve stem seals....
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4040T
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L trans VIN: 1FTJE34F8V
This van after it warms up will kill the motor when It is put in reverse or low 1 and sometimes when In drive.It takes about 2 seconds to kill the motor It acts like a stick shift car that the clutch is Bieng let out with the brakes on .checked for metal In th...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater VIN: 1FAFP52UTW
This vehicle came in for lack of heat from the heater. The dealer that installed the t-stat, told the customer that a badly plugged heater core was the problem. I flushed the heater core and it appeared to be a little resticted at first, then I had good flow....
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F4Y
No start cold, Starts good when warmed up. Truck has the Glow plug control module (NO RELAY) Its aprox. 42* F during tests. When it does begin to start, it sounds like it will fire on one cyl. then more, then start. No current codes. Scan data during no start ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF37P33
Im not actually working one this truck since it is still under warranty. The reason I am posting this request is for the owner of a fleet of vehicles that we service for him. This truck is his own personal vehicle. He recently took the truck to a local dealer ...
1999 Honda Civic HX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7126X
Code P1166 was originally the problem. That is O2 heater circuit problem, which was remedied by replacing the sensor. Now P1165 turns the lite on after an extended drive. Trouble shooting is very sketchy and ends with replacing the same O2 sensor as previously... Trouble codes: P1165 (Range/ Performance Problem/HO2S Primary)
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L SRS -Supplemental Restraint System VIN: 1HGCG2257Y
Hi guys, Vehicle came back customer states SRS light is on after leaving the shop for State Inspection. Pulling codes from SRS system. Found main code with a sub code. 5-3. Check ALLDATA but it said Honda doesn't provide any diagnostic procedure. All it said ...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W0Y
Read other posts and found several similarity. Vehicle acts like it's going into fuel cut, under load and in Drive only. In reverse vehicle does fine. Swapped ECM main relay with headlight relay with no change, tested charging system: no change. Cleared codes ... Trouble codes: P0201 (Injector Circuit Open Circuit Malfunction Cyl 1), P0202 (Cyl 2), P0203 (Cyl 3), P0204 (Cyl 4), P0205 (Cyl 5), P0206 (Cyl 6)
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1244Y
This Discovery was a builder ( Rollover ). It came in originally for a check engine light we scanned it and found that it had multiple cylinder misfires, upon further inspection we Discovered it had blown headgaskets - We replaced the gaskets performed a major...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Central door locks, wipers, dome light VIN: SALMF11454
Hello! I have this new Range Rover with wipers,central locks,dome lights not working. To drive to nearest dealer 300 miles in the rain is not good option.With Autologic I have read following messages in the Body Control Unit: Tilt alarm sensor- fuse or cable I...
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L starter VIN: JT8BH28F9V
good evening fellow techs I am working on a freinds 97 lexus LS400 with a starting problem. I am not really familier with type of vehicle,but i am trying to help him out as nearest dealer is 50 miles away.Car will not start first time when cold and seem to get...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L overdrive VIN: JT8BF28G4X
Customer states that vehicle will not go into overdrive until he pulls over and cycles the key. If he stays in 3rd on the freeway, the check engine light and the Trac Off light come on. Code P0330 for knock sensor comes on, but I think it's because he is runni...
1983 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1MR8D99F1D
HI Y'ALL !! Well I have a real head-scratcher here. After replacing bad timing chain the car runs real good during warmup. After about 2-3 blocks of driving. It seems to loose power (at times). Really chugs like only hitting on 4 cylindres. When the power come... Trouble codes: 41 (oxy sensor), 44 (thermactor inop)
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
We need a little help on this lincoln. It will miss on acceleration. We have tried swaping plugs and coils and that doesnt change anything. I have scoped the injector and the ignition system and found no problem. I checked fuel pressure and believe it is low. ... Trouble codes: P0307
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A6Y
this car if idling will intermittanlty stall and start right back up. when driving if excelerated car acts as if it is running out of fuel then will take off and this keeps repeating. no codes are set and fuel pressure remains within specification.checked map ...
2002 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L coolant sensor ??? VIN: 1LNHM83W32
Hi All, I own 2 2002 Lincoln Towncars. They both run flawlessly, but 1 of them has a condition that drives me crazy--The temperature gauge reads much lower than the other one. I hooked up my MT-2500 scanner, and that reads lower also. The car with the proper ...
1988 Mazda 323 1.6L Hesitation
hi mazda and turbo techs this car falls flat--or i should say, hesitates right as the green turbo light kicks on. i hooked up a vac gauge and drove--boost goes to 5 psi but is not constant. clearly this is turbo related as the hesitation coincides w the stumb...
1994 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMIFD3334R
This car came in with a leaking coolant resevoir and check engine light and rough idle. The coolant tank was replaced and codes checked. Found code 16: egr switch (california) Recorded the code and cleared it, restarted car and code came right back. The Test f... Trouble codes: 16 (EGR Switch California)
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E6T
This car came in with MIL lamp on and only the P0141 DTC. We checked the circuit for good connection, pinched wires, fuses and heater relay connections, etc and cleared code. During road test same code reset. We replaced the rear O2 sensor and drove the car fo... Trouble codes: P0141 (O2 heater circuit - sensor 2)
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L wiper park function VIN: WDBHA23G3W
GREETINGS, The wipers will not park or even stop when the engine is running (ignition in run position). They act very erratically, stop sometimes and not others. Unusually, they work, park and run at proper speeds when ignition is in "on" position. The two ye...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Stall VIN: JA3XD64E3N
Hey Guys, This car came in for clutch problems, Replaced Clutch Hose and slave cylinder, clutch is working fine. Yesterday went to start for test drive and it died. starts right back up and then dies. today I start trying to check it out and it won't act up. R...
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L blend door VIN: JN1HZ06S3D
I have this 280zx, we replaced the condenser and drier (condenser had a hole), but never ran the A/C until after the repair. Now the system works well on max but as soon as you set the temp anywhere else it goes to full heat. This system requires a special tes...
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G3WS54TXL
this vehical will stall after a drive turn engine off then restart a few minutes later put in reverse stalls. restarts rev up stalls again. fuel pressure good spark good we got to the point of changing parts.coil and ing.mod IAC MAP. all pids look good seems l...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L secondary timing belt VIN: 1G3WH15X3R
1st I want you to know I have never worked on 1 of these (3.4 dohc). I have a couple of friends at chevy and olds dealerships and they can't find to much on this engine (no service bulletins they say)but anyway. secondary timing belt broke after I tore it the...
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Cooling system VIN: 1G3GR62C3W
Got an Aurora that is pushing coolant out the reservoir. Pressure test system, will hold at 15 psi. Vacuum test, will hold 25 inches. Have replaced all items listed and still no go. No oil leaks on ground. No water in oil. No steam out exhaust. Out of ideas, P...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Starter VIN: 1G3GS64C41
This vehicle has an intermittent "no crank" condition, for the past 2 years, and is getting slightly more regular in failure in the last 4 months. Early on, the dealer could not reproduce the problem, therefore no repair was attempted at that time. We have rul...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYTR2356Y
this car has problem code evap leak large . i check hose no crack. check pump solenoide good. check soleinod ok .canister ok.but mil still be on . and code IAT on . how I can fix .help me thank you
1991 Pontiac Sunbird GT 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 1G2JU11T3M
Hi there. This car has been to four other shops both here and in other cities. At 3800 rpm`s it acts just like a governor is cutting in. If you accelerate very lightly, it will go past 4000 rpm just barely. You can hold the throttle anywhere past 16% and it wi...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2HX53L7N
Hi, Have this bonny int. stalls while idling will start back up (Customer says sometime he has to wait). Captured these images during running bad then stall out.Low amp probe on pink/black power to module and one is crank sensor to module any help is welcome...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L injection VIN: WP0AB2969L
This car has had an ongoing problem with performance going from near perfect to bad stumble and dieing at idle. We are now getting one "unknown" code from the Bosch Hammer. Using the Autodiagnose with a BMW 6 cylinder 55 pin Motronic chip breakout we can monit...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L hazard lights VIN: YS3DF58K02
The hazard lights on this vehicle flash unless fuse 2 or fuse 35 are removed. We have tried unplugging hazard switch, sid unit & all lighting relays, no change. Inspected & unplugged all the light bulbs, no change. Went through wiring, no shorts found so far. ...
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R2Y
I have a current Genisis Scanner but it does not have and evap tests for this car, I think the problem may be the vent solenoid but not sure what to look at on this or how I can test this solenoid since my scanner dosen't test this. Gas cap was tight and appe... Trouble codes: P0455
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L awd VIN: 453BJ6333N
Got a Legacy AWD with the binding on turns weíve seen many times. Started with a transmission service, didnít help. Problem is intermittent, doesnít happen all the time, but when it does itís severe. It will happen with the fuse in the 4WD test connector or no...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Fuel tank VIN: 4S3BK6352S
This car is a rusty mess on the underside from living in Vermont. The tank leaks after filling, stops leaking when somewhat less than full. I can't see the top of the tank to see what is going on without dropping it. My estimator says 2.2 hours to R&R, but a c...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TANL42NFX
Need some help here if possible. I got a 99 Tacoma that will not start. There is no spark present now, and the MIL light never comes on. I can't get my scan tool to connect either, the OBD fuse underhood is good. The 2 grounds coming off the DLC3 are ok. I hav...
1975 Triumph TR6 2.5L Hesitation
This car has had an SU conversion replacing the Zenith Strombergs. I have a lean misfire (through the carb throats) on acceleration. It doesn't change whether the idle mixture is set to 1.5 or 6.5 CO. Timing changes don't seem to effect it. It runs better, alb...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Thermostat VIN: YV1LS5548T
This 96 Volvo 850 GLT seat heaters don't work. I checked the power going to a relay looking device which I was told is a thermostat. With the key on and the seat heater switch pushed to on position battery positive is present at the thermostat. The thermostat ...

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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Coolant type VIN: WBAFA53561
The overall opinion of the type of coolant is that the green stuff can be used. Either the guy at the dealer was just tryng to sell my customer their stuff, or didn't fully know what he was talking about. Or my customer just didn't understand what the dealer g...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L fuse in relay box under glove box labeled ERLS VIN: 1G6CD53B2P
IATN IS THE BEST( most everyone said to check and replace compressor clucth coil, as car got hotter,further testing ohms went from .6 to 1.2 in 1/2 hour of running at idle, amp draw went up as well, replaced compressor clucth assembly, front compressor seal an...
1996 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GBHK34FOT
The solution to the problem was replace fuel driver module on driver side of injection pump (black box). Got two good tips from Richard & Kevin on making sure I remove the resistor from old driver module and replace in new module. The other tip I got From Bren... Trouble codes: P1216, P1217.
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L steering noise VIN: 1GNDT13S22
All of the replys were appreciated very much. My Chevy Dealer has just advised me that Chevrolet Factory Tech has received additional reports of this problem and is now working on a solution. Thanks very much to all. Ray [...] Auto Electric
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC13V23
Hi to all. It is fixed,I hope. It was the yellow wire near the the throttle body connector. I replaced the whole connector,some of the other wires did not look good. The connector was $73.00. Special thanks to Brian [...] Jr. Trouble codes: P1516 (Elec. throttle mod. vs throttle pos.).
2003 Chevrolet 1500 5.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GNEC16253
We actually did do some of the repairs suggested by the people responding. Fuel pump changed, gas tank cleaned out, fuel changed to non-ethanol blend, injectors cleaned. Wiring harness changed to fuel pump as well as all grounding cables checked for corrosion....
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L torque converter VIN: 1C4GP64L9X
Hello and thanks to all that replied. I was very hesitant about doing anything to a 604 transmission with their track record of failures, and my general lack of transmission rebuilding experience. Well anyhow the torque converter and front pump seal kit from C...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX1728W
Thanks to all who replied. You all pretty much hit it. Plugged converter on bank 2. Removed o2 sensor and everything back to normal (little noisy) Customer does not want to fix it $1500 for converters ouch!! SO they offered me the truck for my time. Ok I guess... Trouble codes: P0304 (Missfire Cylinder 5), P0305 (Missfire Cylinder 5), P0306 (Missfire Cylinder 6).
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDX1766W
thanks to jeffery, joe, and dennis they reqested to test drive trk w/maf unpluged to see if it run any better, it did and i located a good used unit and fixed the trk. thank to all who responded to the e mail aitn is a wounderful tool thanks again Trouble codes: P0174, P1100.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNF20LXX
Hey guys much thanks to all who responded. I found #2 cylinder coil was bad but only interrmiten. I replaced all plugs first. The trouble seemed to get better,then the miss came back. This time I could issolate the cylinder with a deffinate change in performan... Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L bucking VIN: 2C1MR5294T
Vehicle has been running daily for a week now and the concern has not surfaced. Am keeping fingers crossed. I lean toward the reply that the range switch was corroded as this was a boneyard trans and most of those things are stored outside around here. It may ... Trouble codes: P0505 (Isc).
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCA5540K
The consciences by 10 to 1 were to remove the engine and transmission as a unit and split them outside the vehicle. A few people said take it out the bottom but most said out the top. We took ours out the top. It was easy. Had we been dealing with an automatic...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG554XX
Thanks to Dave [...] for confirming my thoughts. Replacing the VTEC valve cured both the Mil light and the stalling. Trouble codes: P1259 (VTEC Circuit).
1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L master cylinder VIN: 1J4FJ58S0N
thank you for help. tried everything you sugested, nothing really helped. the only thing that made the truck to stop a little better was to disconect parking cables, they were frozen.took it for emissions and they were able to stop it, truck passed, costumer i...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NA3530S
found that tach would not register - this vehicle has four wire connector that plugs into four terminal coils - black w/ white wire coming out of coil sends tach signal to guage and computer had tach signal out of one coil but not the other - replaced coil pac... Trouble codes: 01 (no distributer ref signal), 04 (no cam signal).
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Cuts out VIN: WDBDA28DXJ
Hi: Several people suggested the fuel pump relay, which had been replaced just prior to me getting the car. They also suggested checking for bent pins and bad contacts (I had already done that too). One of the things that threw me off was that I was told that ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L No Start, Won't shut off. VIN: WDBEB28D0N
Thanks to all that replied, combined advice gave us the confidence to go and remove the vac shut off solenoid. It was found to be bent and the fork from the lever was bent also. Straightened everything out and works nice and smooth now. Not sure how it got tha...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F9X
Thank you's to all who offered input on this car . We should have known about the mass air meter , as we've replaced several in the past , we just don't repair enough of these to keep tabs on common failures . We replaced the mass air meter on this car with a ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Malfunction Bank 1).
1990 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L burns up ecm VIN: JA4GJ31S9L
this wound up being fairly simple the idle air motor was intermitantaly shorting out and fried the transistors in the ecm I wound up digging up an old hyundai ecm with the same transistor so I unsoldered it and inatalled it in the new unit
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L start/stall VIN: 4A3AX35G0X
Unfortunately, I did not get another chance to look at this one. The customer ended up trading the vehicle for a new one. I did however receive a few responses. One suggested checking my IAC counts to be sure someone hadn't previously tampered with the idle sc... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control malfunction).
2000 Mitsubishi PAJERO GDI 3500CC Hesitation, Stall VIN: V45-440183
I fix it. The problem is in the low pressure pump. I separated the overflow pipe of high pressure pump and low pressure pump and observe the overflow quantity. At idle I found the overflow of high and low pressure pump are quite normal. But when I accelerate...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Long crank time VIN: JN1CAZ1D95
Thanks to all techs that replied.The vehicle is fixed by moving the ground cable to the starter bolt.I guess magnetic interference with the RPM sensor.We had about .200 mv voltage drop in the neg circuit.
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52T2X
thanks everyone who replied and once again stupid obvious was wrong! Following the KISS keep it simple stupid principal can do a lot of good. The fix happened to be a BCM problem the replacement on was bad due to using a used part. I went and ordered a new one... Trouble codes: P1630, P1631, P1626, U1301, U1040, U1064.
1995 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.1L low HVAC airflow VIN: 1GDMU06D9S
Thanks for your input. Most replies stated to check the evaporator for lint, hair, etc. Some replies said to make sure the fan was not turning backwards. Another simply stated that the vehicle had a poor airflow design. We checked all of these thing, in fact...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG685XX
Well I had this vehicle for a couple of days I did a cylinder leak down test,compression test sense most of my replies said that I may have a valve problem but all tested ok.Check egr and injectors even switch a couple around but still did not find the problem... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire detected).
1989 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4VN0ZD6K
Hi Guys, We were able positively diagnose a bad ECM, unfortionatly the customer declined repairs due to expense. Thanks for all your help. Don Trouble codes: 51 (tps/checks ok).
1999 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF19C5X
Installed two new Air/Fuel Ratio sensors- with OEM Toyota sensors and problem solved!!!- Thanks for the input!! Trouble codes: P1133 (ho2s b1s1 circuit response fault), P1153 (ho2s b2s1 circuit response fault).
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Dome lights VIN: 5TDBT48A01
After much wiggling and checking for a short that wasn't there, I finally got it to do it. The driver's side sun visor was the culprit. If I tap it or move it around it would blow the fuse. Something shorted out inside. Need to order new one. Unplugged for now...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs light VIN: WVWMA63BXW
The concensus of opinion from Mark, Kevin, Brad, Cabrioland, Rob, Noel, Scott, Jano, and Ronny is the ABS unit is defective. The customer declined the repairs at this time due to cost. Thanks for help.
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