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1999 Audi A6 2.8L srs VIN: WAUDA24B2X
Iatn members, Any help with this air bag problem is greatly appreciated. I have this vehicle with air bag code 00589-passenger side air bag igniter 1 malfunction. I checked all data information resources, no specific information how to test the air bag module...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L temperature gauge VIN: WAULT68EX2
This Audis' temperature gauge is inaccurate,starts out at around half way with cold engine and smoothly goes past hot as reaching normal operating temperature. Cooling fans run and shut off as normal. Used a Baum cs2000 to activate gauges, all worked normal ex...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8324W
Any Bimmer Pro's out there? This code and info tells me this car has a vacuum leak. Spent many hours looking, cannot find it. I don't think this means anything but there is louder than usual hissing from the intake manifold, louder in gear (D or R). car runs p... Trouble codes: P0173 (Fuel Trim Bank 2)
1973 Cadillac Coupe DeVill 7.7L Rear Lighting VIN: 6047R3Q278
Hello everyone and thanks for any help on this old doll. I have this 73 Caddy in with all sorts of rear lighting problems. When you turn on the turn signals in the rear, they flash dimly or not at all. Also, with the brakes applied, things like the license pl...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L turn signals VIN: 1GYEK63N32
Well this simple problem is not so simple-turn signals flash too fast on both sides-have replaced the flasher,the turn signal switch,ext turn signal bulbs-no help!!!-What am I missing???I see the bcm is involved in the circuit,but I don't see how that could ca...
1993 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L brakes VIN: 2GBEG25K1P
Van came in with complaint of pull to right when brakes applied. Van was in desperate need of brakes all around, the rotors were shot and we felt we could eliminate pull with new calipers. Van still has pull- but to clarify it a bit- it is an initial pull when...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Petal Feel VIN: 1GCEK14K8P
This vehicle came in with a spongy pedal/low pedal concern. The frong and rear brake linings were all in bad shape (cracked, thin, etc.) I did a complete rear brake job with wheel cylinders, bleed the system, and adjusted them up tight. Front recieved new lini...
1993 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 4.3L no speed signal VIN: 1GBEG25Z1P
have speed signal, speedometer works fine, scanner shows no speed output. tested at buffer with a/c voltmeter, shows signal at speedometer and at output signal same readings. must be bad ecm but I first can't find the ecm as this is a conversion van [it should...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W8P
Vehicle runs good when warm, but idles rough when cold.Customer says it acts like it is getting too much fuel. I havent had a chance to check it when it was cold. customer is from out of town and hadnt been able to leave it. Check engine light seems to only c... Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust)
1995 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNEL19W6S
This van has a severe hesitation on start up. It will only last for a mile or so. To keep it running you need to keep feathering the throttle. Fuel pressure is good, and increases when throttle is depressed. It is hard to diagnose because of the limited time f...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
vehicle has 2 dead cylinders #5 and #7 always. complete compression check shows 120 or very close to it on all cyls. fuel psi and volume are good. inj. pulse is also good. we took off valve cover and checked for rocker movement and cam shaft wear. all looks ok... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GCGC29U5X
Removed old oil pan and found a small amount of grit and slight sludge build up, less than you would expect to find if the engine milage is correct at 235,000. Inspected oil pick up screen and found it clean. Replace oil pan and gasket with oe parts, installed...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L high idle VIN: 3G1JF12T61
Car came in idling at 1400-1500 rpm.No apparent vacuum leaks.IAC is @ 60 counts,purge solenoid slowly rises to 100%,LTFT is at 25%,disconnected purge vavle made no differance,disconnected IAC made no differance,disconnected TPS and idle went down to 850-900 rp...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L no power VIN: 1GCHK23162
Starts and idles fine. No hesitation but it feels like you are running out of fuel under acceleration. Hooked up Snap on scanner it reads 3,059MPa with key on engine off, my Motor manual says it should be 1.1 to 1.4MPa. If I disconnect the fuel rail pressure s... Trouble codes: P1093, P1094
2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Distributor VIN: 1GCFG15X93
Van came in for no start. We found distributor not turning smoothly. Removed distributor and found severly damaged/worn drive gear. We inspected cam gear and can't see any runout or damage, but before we install new dist. we would like to know what caused it, ...
2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L awd VIN: 1GCDL19X14
Vehical came in with AWD light on scaned codes determanied bad Accuator motor. We replaced accuator motor code would not clear. We inspected and tested all wires all test good. When we try to clear the code the light comes back on immediatly. Tried to reset wi...
1985 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1C3BC56E7F
help seems to get worse with repair is the passage plugged or am i missing something
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L3W
hello i'm going nuts try to figure out this one. vehical has good fuel pree; sparks twice and trys to start then nothing! all referenceses are good 8v where needed, grounds where needed, pcm good, cam sensor good, crank sensor good, where do you go to now than...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1C4GP45R74
Complaint misfire only when hot.suspect injector but fuel is 8%+ Trouble codes: P0301
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GH54R2P
Good afternoon folks. Sorry for the long post in advance, but I have one that my cause me to go nuts. This van originally came in for a missfire complaint. Missing at idle, found 2 bad plug wires and replaced set. Test drove and felt what I thought was a trann...
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23Y1V
This is my frist time posting in here so bear with if i have something out of place. This is a truck we sold from here came back in becouse it was running poorly and had a hard time starting. I did a complete tune up on it first and saw the fuel pressure was l...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Governor VIN: 1B7FL26X7V
hello techs 1997 dodge dakota with code p1757-gov. pressure aove 3psi and 0 mph. scan shows 0 gov pressureat 0 mph. truck is in limp mode. replaced governor pressure solenoid and governor pressure temp sensor. serviced transmission. no metal or clutch material...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46F7V
car came in for intermittent fuel gauge,we isolated problem to bcm.heres where we went wrong.the original bcm# was [...]-that the dealer said would work. on the initial roadtest eve...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L low power VIN: 1B7HF13Y4W
this dodge truck came in with complaint of low power.replaced spark plugs it had original plugs in it.Didnt make a difference.checked for codes none found looked at data stream ,o2 looked norm(.10-.80)at idle adaptive fuel long term was -20 checked fuel pressu...
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES47C7W
could use some info here! wiring harness by the passenger side axle shaft rubbed against shaft and harness had melt down. customer "repaired" harness and replaced both o2 sensors. i back tracked his work and the repair looks ok. this is the problem...neither o... Trouble codes: P0134
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hard Starting VIN: 1B7KF2360X
This vehicle has been experiencing a frequent hard starting condition, usually takes almost 20 seconds of cranking to start. When it's running there is no smoke of any kind and it runs perfectly. It doesn't matter how long between starts, even a few seconds, w... Trouble codes: P0523 (Oil Pressure Sensor Voltage Too High)
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7MF3368X
good evening, i have inherited this problem child. it has been to 3 other shops with no help. the problem is this truck travels with a carnival crew and it never stays in one place long enough to get fixed. it has had the fuel transfer pump replaced and the in... Trouble codes: P0216
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 1DFGTRAZXA
i have a dodge truck that will run good then the check engine light will come on and scanner will lose communication and asd relay will begin to click and vehicle try to die. i have checked power and ground going into pcm and the 5v reference signal seems good...
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMCU22X6N
ran a scan on it and it shows the coolant temp jumping from 11 degrees to 70 and back sporadically. also shows no tps signal even though while running I still have 5 volts present when I check at the tps. tried a self test and said no response. I SUSPECT THE C...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE37H8R
Hello gentlemen! Thank you so much in advance for your help! We have this box van that is going into full egr mode intermittently after it gets hot. Another shop installed a new evr, but that did not fix it. The egr valve is being actuated because it is getti... Trouble codes: 334 (evp ckt high)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, SCANNER GOES BLANK VIN: 1FTHX26H3S
Symptoms are no data/communication. My scanner goes blank when key is turned on to run position. SES is on engine has very little power, black smoke out exhaust. I checked all fuses, fuse links, and still scanner goes blank when I turn key on. I disconnected t...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Right Front Inner Axle VIN: 2FTDX18W9V
Greetings, I have a 1997 Ford F150 4X4 with the non-Dana IFS Differential setup. The truck was hooked in with a right lower ball joint broken. When the joint broke she broke the inner axle out of the front diff. housing. The outer drive axle bolts to this inne...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5146W
does the intake warp or get that cruded up that it wont move at times ?? is there a way to adjust cam sensor, can new one be bad ,, napa part? Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor malfuction), 1513 (intake control runner bank 2 closed)
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Starting, Battery VIN: 1FAFP553S0
As said 2 weeks ago we replaced battery as it tested bad, now 2 weeks later we get a call from pissed off customer that they have the same problem as before (no-start) We went out to customers house and jumped started and brought back to shop. All good with ba...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46F41
I have gone and checked these codes in my books and ran the flowcharts and everything looks good. The last thing I tried was replacing the IDM. The resistance on the #4 inj. was 2.9 ohms. The resistance ont the harness on both the high and low from the inj to ... Trouble codes: P0270 (Inj Circuit Low 4 Cyl), P1274 (4 High to Low Open)
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Compressor VIN: 1FTZR15E91
This 2001 Ranger has a condition where the A/C compressor cyles on for a split second and off again once every couple of seconds, making for poor A/C performance and a rolling idle when idling in Park or Neutral. This ONLY happens with the engine warmed up in ...
2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP38381
Hey guys. I have a car here that I am not 100% sure if its normal or not. This is the first Focus I've seen. This car does not have a coolant temp sensor, but has a cyl head temp sensor. What the customer's complaint is that the light on the dash right above t...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start, hard restart VIN: JN256AH796
this car runs great and hasnt acted up on me but the owner swears that after a short drive and stop the car is very hard starting..any ideas in this area would be greatly appreciated...thanks in advance ...
2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G21
this one is driving me nuts car came in with check engine light on need nys inspection. customer just put in new bosch platnuim plugs. plug in scanner get code 300 301 302 and some other evap codes 441 442 which i fixed ( bad selenoid) put in new factory wires... Trouble codes: 301 (cyl 1 misfire), 302 (cyl 2 misfire)
1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKNG01C1L
This one has taken me to school and eaten my lunch and it's my personal car. I've changed 5 of the 8 injectors(AZ oxygenated fuel)I'm told is a big culprit. When they quit it's real easy to ohm and find the bad one. This time I get a re-occuring code 45 with a... Trouble codes: 45 (Fuel Injector Circuit)
1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GGCS144XW
howdy yall, I have this vehicle back for the 5th time now with the same code...P0172. No other codes have come up at any time. i ran throught the test from alldata and can find nothing out of specs. kept vehicle for a week after replacing 02 sensors and road t... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich bank 1)
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L gauges and radio VIN: 1J4FA63SX1
hello guys, Looking for help again, been with ford too long. Working on a Jeep and seeking a hand. This wrangeler seems to sometimes have up and down gauges and sometimes just completely inop. When the gauges fluctuate the radio works but clock resets, yet ra...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs VIN: SALTY1240X
I got this vehicle in and the abs,tc,and decent lights are on. My solus scanner doesn't do european and I can't get the codes manualy. Has anyone worked on one of these? The snap-on shop key says you can get codes with a jumper wire on a special connector (bet...
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L Alternator VIN: JT8JS47E8P
Here's one for you Toyo/Lexus guys: We've got a '93 GS300 that will discharge the battery at idle, but only if accessories are on. It starts and is stable at 14.0 VDC. Headlights on causes voltage to slowly drop to about 12.9, and w/ lights and A/C on it will ...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 1LNHM82W0X
I got a 99 Lincoln T/C.Customer got a ticket for 55 in 50 mph zone, she swears she was going 50.Hooked up my scanner [modis]no codes.I test drove car with scanner looking at mph,scanner showed 55mph and vehicle speedo showed 50.Customer brought car to dealersh...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hydraulic Cooling Fan VIN: 1LNHM86S7Y
Vehicle came in overheating. When the engine is running, the hydraulic fan motor is siezed, the fluid gets very hot and the system becomes noisy. The fluid looked like a strawberry milkshake so we flushed the system and bled it. When the engine is turned off,...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65H9X
This Benz runs normally but continues to set the two codes listed. There are no vac or unmeasured air leaks that can be found. The fuel pressure is in spec. The O2 sensors are working correctly. When the codes set the fuel trim readings are -100%. The MAF seno... Trouble codes: P0170 (Bank 1 self adaptation at limit), P0173 (Bank 2 self adaptation at limit)
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L abs, esp, bas VIN: WDBRF61J81
Car came in limp home mode. BAS, ESP, BAS and brake pad lining warning lights on, also speedo was inop. Reset codes test drove 40 miles before lights came back on. The following codes set ETC 118,119,120,121 and 134. ESP C1000. BA C1025. IC B1101. ESM P1876, P...
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3CG64F9P
greetings...this 2.0 is driving me mad. pulled the head to replace gasket, now i am installing a new timing belt. i have had problems with the tensioners on these in the past, so a new one has been installed, along with the tensioner pulley. i have installed t...
1994 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G23456789
Hello fellow Techs. Knowing that this vehicle came from another shop It will be a challenge. I noticed a lot of parts has already been replaced. ECM, DISTRIBUTOR, IGNITION MODULE, ALL SECONDARY IGNITION,FUEL PUMP AND FILTER. Current fuel pressure at 39 psi, sp...
2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB1245Y
customer came tonight as I was closing with the car on a hook. dropped it, then I went in and it started and drove it in the garage. she said it was cutting out for the last two days and today it stopped. hooked up the scanner and there was no communication. t...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2992X
Vehicle came in from being at dealer. MIL comes on after about 50 miles of driving, sets same p1124 and p1126 codes. Customer states no running problems, except for every once in awhile when he starts it cold after sitting it runs a little rough for the first ... Trouble codes: P1124, P1126
1997 Saturn SC2 1.9L Stall VIN: 1G8ZN1287X
Found out Crank Position Sensor was bad and replaced it. Drove about ten miles and it stalled out again. Wait about 30-45 minutes and let the engine cool off and start back up and drive all the way back to the shop. I put a second Crank Position Sensor in it... Trouble codes: P1599 (Stalls with ingition system enabled and loses crank position signal)
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6854X
Thanks in advance. This one was just smogged by a shop down the street (california dyno test) and two days after it triggered po325 and p1443 . Before i dive in i was looking for some help. Thanks Mike [...] Trouble codes: P0325, P1443
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L blower modes VIN: 471SK12E4F
I have been taking care or this camry for six years now, and have done everything on it.Ac bkows cold but out the floor vents. Seems to blow out the defrost but very little out the face vents.I have looked at the movement when you dial it from defrost to vent,...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L unknown VIN: 5TBRT3411Y
This 2000 Tundra is making a bearing type squeal intermittently. Today, the squeal occured enough for me to determine that all of the forward accessable pulleys were not the cause. I checked the noise coming from the idler pulley, tensioner pully, alternator, ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
as stated above came in with multiple lean fuel codes and p1340. found bad maf sensor and replaced. lean fuel codes and symptoms repaired. however p1340 returns consistantly after clearing. tested as per mitchell. found weak crank sensor signal. replaced senso... Trouble codes: P1340 (camshaft/crankshaft-incorrect allocation)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L engine code VIN: 3VWCB21C21
This is my wife's car, we just bought it 8 days ago. According to VW partsman, there are 3 different engine codes for 2001. He printed out a data sheet, it says engine code is AZG, the label in the trunk says engine code is AVH, the VIN on the trunk label is c...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTH69M52
intermittent code 1151, when first diag. engine light was off so i replaced the maf(known to go bad on vw and will only set fuel trim codes). engine light came back on within a day with the same code. checked freeze data, code set at full temp (189 degrees f)t... Trouble codes: P1151 (bank 1 long term fuel trim range 1 leanness lower limit exceeded)

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L ignition VIN: WAUCB88D5V
as many replies said, the ignition switch should be the problem, yes it was the switch, but the starter has also quit working at the same time. replaced both and now everything including the keyless remote is working aok. thanks.
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L No Start, Stall, smokes ignition coil VIN: 1GNCT18Z0K
First I would like to thank everyone for the excellent responses. A lot of people mentioned the ignition module, I'm sorry I failed to mention that we replaced the module with the tune-up parts. [...] hit the problem right on the head, What we found was the...
1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2GCEC1925N
well, we did check all connections and plugs carefully, and i did pinch terminals to injectors at ecm. so far it has not acted up again. thanks for the help.
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L engine VIN: 1G1BL52P7R
Thanks for all the help We used what was sent to us in the emails. What we came back to was a bad #7 wire and a small broken vac line. we found the small line cracked but that did not fix the problem. So we went back to the wires & plugs because the car did ru...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L ignition cylinder VIN: 3G1JC5245T
Thanks again to all who replied. Since the cyclinder was shot anyway, I tried Rickey from Florida's method of driving the lock tab into the cylinder and that did the trick. I had one of my fellow techs pull on the cylinder as I drove the tab and it slid out af...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Surge VIN: 1GNEK13R7W
Customer came back yesterday for a recheck & was happy- if he's happy I'm happy! I pulled the upper plenum & watched the injector spray pattern- we decided on 3 that had poor atomization, also changed FPR while there. Thanks for the three responses!Sherman [...]...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GEC14WZ24
Many thanks to all that replied (27 of you!) all confirming my suspicions about needing a factory converter. The customer returned to the muffler shop and had them install a new converter from the local GM dealer. he brought it back to us to recheck and clear ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst below efficiency).
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCEK14T5Y
Customer picked up truck, declining additional repairs and inspection/testing. What I found was the computer wire harness connectors plastic holders are chiped, cracked and broken. Serial wire spliced with but connector. Other wiring found in poor condition. T... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire 4 cylinder has highest counts).
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L power VIN: 2G1WF55E11
thanks for the replies from paul,david [...],paul nailed it with a bad cat. gm is have issues with these on all cars and now the trucks thank to all chad
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Water pump VIN: 2C3HC56F6V
Hello from Houston: Guys a few hours after posting I started receiveing a lot of responses, thanks a million to all the people that took the time to respond. Most responses were blaming the radiator and an air pocket, neither were at fault. Special thanks to...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L engine /driveline VIN: 1C4GT64L9W
You guys were right on. checked crankshaft end play, found 0.007 when max spec was 0.009 so thurst bearing meets specs. Pulled transmission and found flex plate hub cracked badly, both radially and axially. Replaced flex plate, problem solved. Thanks, Marty Ka...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Alternator VIN: 1C4GP64L0W
Thanks to everyone who replied, It's always the little stuff that gets you. While checking the harness I was working around the power distribution box while the engine was running with a meter hooked up to the battery, reading voltage. I lifted up on the harne...
1995 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Stall VIN: 2B46H2530S
performed a motovac,removed throttlebody and cleaned.also replace iac motor ( very carboned up ) and vehicle ran great.thanks to everyone for the suggestions.
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start, lack of power VIN: 3B7MF33D6V
Thanks for all of the replies. We utilized info from all of them. The fix turned out to be twofold. We had a restriction in the line from the tank (no algae in tank) and the shut off solenoid was bad. She runs like a champ now. Thanks again to all. Not only di...
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 4E3AK44Y9S
Found short in alternator The feild coil I tested and found high resistance in it. But alternator was charing fine. When it would get hot it would blow fuel pump fuse. Never came across a problem like that. Alot of things run off that fuse. thanks to all techs...
1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L nox VIN: 1FACP52U3L
thank to all my fellow brother this was a simple case that we just overlooked. solonoid was bad... installed new solonoid and nox reading came down..
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52V5V
Sorry for the late response. After many hours of pulling my hair out and chasing wires. Being a used car dealer not much information was given finally found the other person that worked on vechile and put used motor in didn't change over the wiring harness to ... Trouble codes: P1451 (EVAP System vent control valve Fault), P0460.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAHP59S02
i want to thank everyone that replied to my help request.the customer picked up the car, and will probably go to the dealer. i,ll make sure i find out what they come up with, and post it later. thank you jim
2003 Ford E-150 4.2L ABS module/pump VIN: 1FTRE14233
The relay must be inside ABS ECU.. Install new ECU problem gone. Just like the cheys...
1988 GMC Safari 4.3L engine swap VIN: 1GKDH15Z3J
Most replies said to take it out the front end. The van was older one...I could not lower it with the sub-assy. The job was not a real tough one, but I was barly able to beat the clock...after removal of front stuff and throttle body, swap went smooth...I stil...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: ES165X1L02
Customer chose to take vehicle to local Honda dealership.
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58XXX
Hello Again! I would like to start off by giving personal thanks to Stan [...] for responding to a e-mail I sent him directly (not once but twice) and for steering me in the right direction. I would also like to thank Marty (last name unknown) at Izusu tech s... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNV4846K
Well we have this one finally fixed...Thanks to Peter from Florida we took your advice and ignored the fact that the ohms readings on the amplifier were good and replaced the amp and we got spark. Vehicle is up and running fine now. Just a little side bar on t...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Monitors VIN: KNDJA7233X
All replies were very helpful,but I'm working as a consultant on this particular vehicle, therefore, not hearing from the technician nor the shop owner has'nt allowed me to utilize the information.Most replies suggest I address the 02 sensor first,and I agree.... Trouble codes: P0137 (RearO2 sensor voltage low), P0141 (No rear O2 sensor Activity).
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Hesitation VIN: SALME11484
Thanks too all who replied to my posting...You all are the greatest...I removed the grill and noticed the ambient temp. sensor unplugged,I plugged it up and cleared the the codes and all is ok...Thanks again Guys... Roger Yeates Master Technician James A... Trouble codes: P1114 (undocumented code).
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT6GF10U9X
some of the replys thoght we should check the sensor we replaced was in fact the FRONT of the engine, not the front of the car, the correct one was replaced. all other replies sugested we relpace the mass air sensor, we did only to have the same resuluts. we t...
2002 Lincoln Blackwood 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5LTEW05A92
Thanks to all the replies. Nick and Glen were right on the money to the problem. I have lost compression to the cylinder as a result of the valves. I am waiting to hear from the customer to see if she wishes to pursue the repair. This one was a learning experi... Trouble codes: P0307 (Misfire 7 cylinder).
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE C 2.8L front subframe VIN: 1110251200
half the replies said replace the other half said they all sag leave them alone. we will be replacing them as the customer wants the car near perfect. several repies said we can expect a much better ride over heavy bumps once they are replaced. we will probabl...
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S9T
we determined that the computer needs to be replaced , but the customer refused to spend the money to repair the car. thanks to all the people who responded with help! Trouble codes: P0443.
1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L no third operation VIN: JA3CR56VOM
Well, unfortunately the customer decided to either do the job himself or just can the car. I had found that unplugging the ETC module, the car would not drive at asll except reverse. I determined that the trans was screwed internally and recommended a new or g...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Variable Timing VIN: JN8DR09Y01
I sent the veh. to the dealer for further testing and they found the ECM needed to be replaced under warranty. There may be a problem with radiators with these pathfinders causing head gaskets to fail.
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH15M4R
Thanks to all that responded. I noticed the block learn pid being lower than I would have expected, I also noticed the O2 pid reading .000 volts to .720 and switching. I didn't remember ever seeing O2 voltage go to zero before! Since I had an O2 sensor error c... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor error), 33 (map sensor high).
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L hvac VIN: 1G3NB52M9V
first off i would like to thank those who took the time to reply it takes all of us to make this industry work . this was a non cycling variable compressor that should regulate itself to a low side pressure around 30 psi . what was happening was the low side w...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L a/c switch VIN: 1GCEG25H4S
i want to thank all the people that helped with veh. good help... the problem ended up being a faulty compressor. thanks again for the help. iatn is the best...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44R3V
Well,Several replies to my dilemma,All were checked tried or rechecked.Thanks to Craig [...] Everyone had input and ways to check things out.I took advice from all.Here is what w... Trouble codes: 1391 (loss of cmp ckp signal).
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L evaporator VIN: 2P4GP44G3X
Thank you again for all of those who took time out to help with their input. I intalled an O.E. unit at the insistence of almost all that responded. The factory replacement unit came as a kit with the exp valve, insulation, etc. This would tell me that the fac...
1989 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 2.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G2WP14W4K
Thanks to all my fellow IATN mechanics for posting possible help fixes. Sorry this fix took so long to post, but I have been moving and they have not hooked up my computer or phone lines til just recently! I received a wide variety of fixes, all of which were ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L evaporator housing VIN: 1G2WR1218Y
Thank you for all 11 replies. Stuart, Rick, Kyle, Glenn and all the reat of you said said to check the 90 degree elbow that was not there. Stuart [...] even gave me the correct part number. When he was driving around town, the condensate would flow out of the d...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L high idle speed VIN: 1G2NE52T81
thanks for your help, especially greg from IL. I performed all available resets and IAC tests on scan tool, cycled ign sw and tps % was at 0. did drive cycle and idle SLOWLEY began coming down a little more every mile. I noticed IAC counts would be a couple co... Trouble codes: P0122 (tps voltage low).
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L sir VIN: WP1ABZ9P44
After several trials, the result was void. So I took the car to dealer, they reseted the SIR by PST2. Thank you!
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