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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH28D4Y
I don't know what we may have missed. All the test we have run would indicate that the air pump system works like it should. Any help on other test we can run would be appreciated. The customer is upset about the amount of time we have had his car so far and d... Trouble codes: P1423 (17831 Secondary air injection Bank One)
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L no communication VIN: WBACB4316N
Hello group, This car is here because of the common DME failure due to a car wash. We attach the scan tool (Autologic) with the old DME in place in order to obtain the old coding, and all is well...after being promted to install the new dealer obtained DME th...
1999 BMW 530D 3.0L cable VIN: WBADP71060
good day gentlemen, i have this wonderful 1999 bmw 530d wagon the customer brought from germany here. my problem is the parking brake cable is stuck in the hole where it goes through the backing plate area. steel and aluminum still don't mix well!! no room to ...
1994 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, dies when warm VIN: 2G4WB55L3R
vehicle starts and idle fine drive about 8-10 miles vehicle will die and not start until cool.
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GBFK16K5R
#3 is dead, good compression, plenty of spark, vacuum waveform looks great which in my mind rules out just about everything mechanical. Smoked it and no vacuum leaks. disconnected booster and all other vacuum lines. injectors spraying good. ALL OTHER CYLINDERS...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Dash lights VIN: 2G1WW12M5V
Car came in end of the day today. No dash lights and no light in console for PRND12. Vehicle has headlamps and taillamps. Additionally, radio lights up when lights are switched on and dim with rhestat switch. Checked socket at shifter bulb and have no signs of...
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GCFG25W5V
Hi Guys, Please help me out here. I have a Chev Express van that is giving me fits. About 2 months ago the customer complained of a lack of power on accel. They took the van to the dealer and the dealer put on 3 new o2 sensors (all but bank 2 sensor 1) and a n... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 sensor 1-1 heater circuit)
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNEL19WSV
my conclusion is low fuel pressure under load is causing number six pop it injector to hang up ??? vehicle runs fine untill hard load applied then #six cylender begins to miss also #4 misses but not nearly as bad fuel pressure drops to just below 55 psi and v... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L long crank VIN: 1GNEC13E6V
This truck runs & starts great for me every time. The boss says it did it once for him. unfortunately, that was when the fuel press guage was not on it. The fuel pressure is in spec & holds good every time I check it. Is ther any history of intermitant failure...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L transfer case VIN: 2GCEK19R6V
Hey, I'm kinda stuck on this one. When driving in 2 wheel drive the truck makes a bad gear grinding noise on medium acceleration. When I let off the gas it goes right away. If I accelerate slower it seems not to happen. The noise feels like its right under my ...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L tcc VIN: 2G1WL52M7W
Mother in-law came in for general maintenance (LOF,trans and cooling system services,rotate,balance,brake inspect) and SES light on continuously. She had no "driveability complaints". DTC 1870 stored so I checked freeze-frame data: engine load 30%. Coolant 198...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14WXW
Towed in on a hook. ECM-B Fuse blown,replaced fuse & returned to customer. Next day it blows again, go out & replace fuse, drive it back to shop & run for 30 minutes, while inspecting & wiggling fuel pump wiring, No problems found. Start truck this morning & b...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCE19W4YZ
Hello all you GM guru's, I need help with this one. The fuel gauge does not work, the temp gauge is inop, the message center flashes a battery icon with a low fuel message. This is what I have found. My scanner, Modis and Mentor, reading the pcm sees 14.2 vol...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Transfer case VIN: 1GCGK29U41
Greetings GM wizards. This 01 with a 246 transfer case came in for a faulty fuel sending unit in the tank. Between ordering the sender and getting it put in we had a nasty ice storm that made all the roads here into giant hockey rinks and when we went to test ...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14W61
pinch off both pressure and return fuel hoses to find system still drops- removed upper intake to find pressure reg. leaking- replaced reinstall intake- runs ruff- misfires- rechecked fue pres. still droping off- removed intake to find all injectors plugged wi... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Code P0708 VIN: 1GCHK29G32
Hello all...this is my personal vehicle and Its kicking my butt. The dash display and the auto doorlocks Dont always unlock, they have been acting up for sometime on and off. Never got the time to fix. Untill the truck banged into gear and set the mill. Checke...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2GC3ED56F9
hello i am working 1994 chrysler lhs car came in on hook i jumped in car & car ran drove in shop let run for couple minutes & it stalled but restarted did same thing couple of times & then would not start check codes with snap on scanner code 11 check crank si...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L4W
car came in with a check engine light on steady at idle. intermittently the light will flash while cruising or under load. scanned for codes and found p0300 random misfire. customer replaced plugs and wires before problem started. while watching scan data, we ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L transfer cas VIN: 1B4HS48Z72
The four wheel drive is inop, there is no lights in the main switch assembly, All fuses and wiring seem to be in great shape, we did replace the main switch and still no operation or any lights , so with out the lights I cant go any farther in diag, of the tru...
1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FMEE11H7K
This van has dual fuel tanks and when running off of the rear tank it pumps fuel into the front tank and over fills and pushes fuel out the filler and will cause the van to stall at times. I have replaced the dual function reservior valve (this is the valve wi...
1990 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 2FALPP39SX
the customer had replaced the cap,rotor, plugs and wires before bringing it to us we checked the fuel pressure and found that it is low and can not get it above 39 psi with vacuum or without no change replace the pressure regulator and two carquest pumps then ...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA5146S
Hi Guys, In hine sight we probably should have avoioded this job but after agreeing to the help the customer we took the job on anyway. He brought in a 1995 Ford Windstar that the head gaskets went on 2 years ago, and has been sitting with the upper engine, he...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H5S
Will stumble and sometimes stall after cold or warm start, occures about 1 minute after start. Short term trim will go to -20, will run excellent immediatly after it stumbles or stalls until it is shut off again. The stumble will only last for 15 to 30 seconds...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145S
van came in with misfire- replaced plug wires- test injectors patterns- ok- run fuel system clean to clean injectors- run compression test-175 and running compression-70 test compared to two ohter cylinders- passed - switched injector 2 and 1 misfire stays wit... Trouble codes: P0302
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.5L Manifold VIN: 1FTHF2643T
Looking for a saveor.This tk has had multi exhaust manifold replacements,Last manifold lasted 2 trips.Owner pulls horse trailer.No codes,timing checked multi times,10 deg timing advances to 20 deg with spout connected.spark plugs do not show exterm lean and n...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDUS5P7V
we have this explorer and you hear and feel a clunking popping noise coming from front diff area - sounds like it is coming out of drive shaft pulled shaft and inspected and cv joint and u joint feel fine - a little stiff but not binding - has any one ran acro...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTD4H5T67
have not look at this yey my knowledge on this 4x4 system is small but a friend called has problem with his 4x4/all wheel drive lights flash contently no abs lights on vechicle stays in two wheel drive will not go to all wheel drive or 4x4 need help he is brin...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Problem occurred after above repairs were made. I installed cam sensor alignment tool on housing before removal(I know the drill, done it many times). The housing went back in the exact same position. Now, after repair, I can drive this van forever with no pro... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor problem detected)
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, cold VIN: IFMZU34E5X
Check engine light on PO 171 and PO 174 idles rough cold and stalls cold runs ok when it warms up.
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2422Y
van came in with lean codes, cyl #3 missfire code. fuel,ignition,vaccum,compression, injector #3 scope pattern perfect. famous egr problem not the fix. installed factory parts plugs coil pack ig. wires!! still missfire#3 at idle under load any holiday, santa i... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0303
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51401
hello all. We are an import shop,but this is the managers father-in-law. I am limited on the info I can get.I am using older knowledge on this one. This is driving me crazy. It takes a couple of days to set the codes.I have checked for vaccuum leaks with carb... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: IFAHP53U52
This is my wifes car, If the car is driven short trips there is no problems. If you drive the vehicle for about an hour, Stop for about 20 minutes and restart the engine will miss and run rough for about 30 seconds. This vehicle has no codes and has not set a ...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14212
This customer complained the truck misses pulling up hills. At first I couldn't even access the computer because the data connector was dead. Turned out to be a blown fuse, but odd. The only code was for misfires, and nothing in the data stream indicated the c... Trouble codes: 300 (mutiple misfires)
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX08LX3
All this codes lead to some sort of wiring problem for me, but why the occured with a new dash install I don't know. KOEO the reading on sensors are as follows: TP : 5.12 volts IAT: -40 F ECT: -17 F O2S11: 0mV O2S21: 1mV Basically looks like things are disc... Trouble codes: 113 (iat), 1290 (Cyl head temp), 123 (TP sensor), 1504 (iac), 135 (O2 heater), 155 (O2 heater)
1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W9P
Truck towed in due to stall and no restart. Customer stated truck has been stalling more often and getting harder to start each time. Next day I hit key and truck started immediately and settled into decent idle. Ran for half an hour and I took for test drive....
1995 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GKDM19W1S
Vehicle came to us as a fail test. (IM 240) This vehicle is running very rich at an idle and at cruise. Checked fuel pressure and it was in spec and did not leak down. It will run rich untill fuel trims drop drasticaly then will go into fuel control. O2 works ...
2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L No Start VIN: 3GKEC16T11
This vehicle eventually starts but cranks a long time or must crank several times before starting. Check with A/C Delco Tech Support and they have been helpful but problem still not resolved. They beleive we have a ground issue. We have check and cleaned all g... Trouble codes: U1041
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCD5552R
The customer purchased this car used and the camshaft broke two weeks later. The car came in from another shop on a hook. They had removed the rocker arms revealing the broken cam and damaged cam bores.We purchased a used head off a 94 v-tech with less than 10...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5661T
Vehicle came in overheating with an idle surge and missfire. Code were p0301 and p0303. Cylinder head was removed and surfaced. After reinstall of head vehicle has same codes and rough idle and surging at idle. Overheating is fixed. We have scoped the dist and... Trouble codes: P0301 (p0303-), P0303
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Compressor
The compressor will not engage at any temperature setting or function. I performed the Infiniti on board 4 step functional test, with the proper responses; still no compressor engagement. The final step in Mitchell requires replacement of the A/C auto amplifie...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNKCA31A91
Hi all, I have this I30 that we just did a 60k service with an auto trans fluid flush using dex III per mitchell. The complaint is irratic shifting since the flush, I test drove and it seemed ok, has there been any known problems with these trans shifting irra...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L buzzer VIN: SAJKY17OMC
gents, H ave this pristine xj-6 with elecrical problem. Customer complaint was battery dead, jump started and brought to shop. Good charge battery is good, but i found the car to have a buzzer on all the time. The buzzer is on at all time. If i put the the bli...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L position heat doors VIN: 1JK4GW68N3
Vehicle came in with no heat from heater. Front temp door motor did not move and I replaced it. The motor then went in complete circle and I determined that vehicle had broken doors inside the case. Removed the case (poor design) and as archives stated, it had...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW48S3Y
Hello everyone I have a jeep 2000 4.0 it will try to start but will not it has 50psi fuel pressure and inj. pulse but only has spark for a few seconds then it goes away,then it will return.It has no codes in it.I also checked the crnk. and cam senser wave form...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L abs light on VIN: 1J4GW48N81
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E0R
Ok Lexus guys. This LS400 has a rapidly flashing check engine light. If the O/D button is on then the O/D light flashes also. Using a snap on scanner i find no codes. Jumping E1 to TE1 also does not change a thing both lights just flash rapidly. Unless the O/D...
1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1LNCM93E2M
This is my moms lincoln which has never had any major driveablity problems until now! It started off a few months ago as a stall after starting first thing in the morning but would be fine after restarting.now it has progressed to not running unless you consta...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5LMEU27A0Y
Customer complains that engine wants to die or cut out intermittently. Suspect maf sensor. Thanks for your help Jaime Trouble codes: 171 (Bank system 1 too lean), 174 (Bank system 2 too lean), 301 (Misfire cylinder 1)
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A81
I've got a Lincoln LS that came in on the hook for no start. Customer filled up with gas and then car wouldn't restart.(related?) Scaned and ran self test and no codes. checked fuel pressure--0psi Fuel pump runs and builds pressure when power is manually appli...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L brake lights VIN: WDBFA63E0S
Greetings - We are looking for electrical wiring diagrams for the rear brakes on this model. Our Mitchell On Demand is wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Our fax number is [...]. Thanks one and all.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L AC Evaporator VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Hello Everyone, I have a friend car, 97 E 320, with leaking ac evaporator, this is my first on this vehicle, just need to know if there is any things to be aware, any tips or short cuts, the time look like about 15 hours labor. Please advice on this job. Than...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Fail save mode VIN: WDC1631542
Intermitted blows the fuse for coils. Connected a current clamp and when it runs ok the rising time is 2.8ms on each cylinder. When it plays up it is 14ms and draws far too much current. All 12 coils have the same time. Points to a faulty ecu. Is it possible t... Trouble codes: P2042 (Safty Fuel Shut off detected)
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L pwr window VIN: MELM6535TK
power window for drivers door stuck down again.Has anyone seen problems with these?Check for broken wire in door.Every time i replace a part it starts working and i think its fixed.HELP PLEASE.
2001 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AA56H11
Hi everyone and thanks in advance for any assistance on this problem. The cust. complaint is that the vehicle stalls with the hvac blower on. During a road test no problem was discovered, however with the vehicle sitting in the shop idling every time the ac co...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, slugish, no power VIN: 4A3AE85H91
After replacing timing belt, plug wires and plugs vehical has no power. I have checked the timing marks again and again and they are right on the money. It is not miss fireing it runs smooth. It will start and idle ok. But when you give it some gas it is slugg... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L in limp home mode VIN: JN1MS36P2M
Good Day All Am in need of wiriig schematic for trans fax or email thanks in advance
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
I am lucky 3rd or 4th shop to look at car. Customer states SES light on for long time (before problem?) and was tuned with in last 6-8 months and last month all new Ox sensors to pass Inspection. Complaint is power loss, believe on highway, with high tachomete... Trouble codes: P1320, P0300, P0430
1998 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L hydraulics VIN: ZFFXR48A6W
I have a noisy convertible-top-pump, that is only doing half the job. Fluid-level is less than minimum, and no leaks are detected, as for now. I know for a fact, that the system uses the Mercedes-Benz Hydraulic-fluid, but I need to know how to top up the fluid...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L bleeding VIN: 1G2NE53T6W
already given

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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L EWS Anti-theft VIN: 4USCC8323S
Hello, Thanks for the replies. I assume this vehicle is fixed though I do not yet know beyond any doubt. I recieved five unanimous replies that the antenna ring needed to be replaced then have the new key programmed to the EWS and possibly need to realign ...
1985 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L engine VIN: 1G6CD6980F
Thanks guys for all your help. The problem causing this particular Cadillac to not shut down was a bad alternator. Replaced and was fine. Thanks again.
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L radio, display in VIN: IG6KY529XV
I have now installed the fifth body control module. I let the car set for a week and it started right up. customer is happy? The dealer had installed the other body control modules over a period of seven years. Go figure...I can't
2002 Cadillac Escalade 5.3L abs VIN: 1GYEK63N32
had to send vehicle to gm & have ebcm reprogrammed for 23 inch tires, seems to have fixed code problem
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G1BN52W1R
thank's to a couple of member's and a good friend @ a dealership the vehicle is fixed. the guy @ the dealership said yes you probably have skewed knock sensor's but to also replace the knock sensor module inside the pcm(look's like a prom) and have the vehicle...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W5S
thank you everyone for your help. especially paul [...] who hit it right. the injector connector had a relaxed fit on it causing a poor connection. we cut the pigtail off and soldered in another and she is running great! thanks again everyone!
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13R0T
Thanks every one for all your info. Your comments did help. Got more info. from customer. Found that the starter fail due do excessive cranking. Customer replaced starter prior to bring tahoe to the shop. When Tahoe was brought on the hook to the shop the fuel...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBEK19R7V
Thanks to all who replied on this one. Sorry for the delay as the customer was the hold up. He brought me a used upper and lower intake intact. I removed the spider out of it and installed it in the truck. Still ran fat for awhile but after a good warm up it c...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03EXW
thanks to all who replied god ideas but the fix for this one and i hate to admit it was the bosch 02s we used were just plain lazy compared to the delco i dont know who makes delcos 02s but it looked alot different it had 3times the vents im usualy not a perso... Trouble codes: 1133 (lack of 02 switching).
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L door locks VIN: 1GNDUO6E1W
this van can be a electrical night mare the passeger side carpet fills up with water and there is a lot of wiring that pass through that area the area where my problem was right side under the carpet just as it goes up the firewall 8 wires were melted together...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on, fALSE CODE???
I'm going to call this one 'fixed', simply because we have not heard one word from customer since I posted the help request, and I'm sure if the MIL came back on, we'd hear about it pronto. Many of the replies were helpful, including complete flowcharts; I h... Trouble codes: P0401 (low EGR flow detected).
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55K14
Thanks everyone for you replies. Special thanks to Peter from FL and Gene from Nebraska. After replacing module again we checked kv and found 1 plug wire with very high kv. We replaced all plug wires and all seems to be well after 50 miles of test driving. Tha...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED56F8R
Thanks everyone. The timing had jumped. I used a Modis in the scope mode to compare the crank and cam signals at the ecm (pins 44 & 24 ) and they were out of sync. Lee
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1B7HF16Y3R
Thanks to everyone for responding, i had good info on crank and cam sync, mine was a steady -2 to -3 so that was not a problem. It turned out to be a bad crank sensor, i was confused why the symptom changed to much when i replaced the crank sensor the first ti...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LO552L521
Thanks to Robert in Texas, the injectors had crap running inside the fuel rails. I flush the rail back to the fuel filter. Customer is now test driving and has not have any problems. Thanks Robert from Texas. For the other two guys that replied back , I did ch... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P0301.
1964 Ford thunderbird 390CID discharge air from ac/htr VIN: 4Y87Z18983
This 1964 Ford T-bird is fixed, thanks to all who replied with vacumn diagrams for the ac/heater system. We hooked up vacumn hoses as per diagram and it worked . We tried, without luck, every shop/dealer in our area but no one had any info on this vehicle. Man...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FACP341M8
I didn't get much help on this one, but one tech said could be possible a computer problem so I tried a used one and the engine still has no spark on two cyls and thus has a severe misfire.The cust said to go no further for now.
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34EZX
thanks to all who replied unable to contact customer so ill close for now.most of you sugested intake gaskets (my first thought)but was unable to confirm.any futher problems and this will be our next coarse of action.again thanks to all!!! Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L horn fuse VIN: 1FTNX20F8X
Thanks for everyones input. I had two problems with the horn. the first was one of the wires had worn through just below the air bag assy. After repair the horn would work, and then blow the fuse every 5-10 tries. This truck has 2 horns, I found one of the 2 b...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no crank VIN: 1FDAF56F82
Thanks for the responses. It turned out to be starter motor and a bad lock cylinder and i replaced the speed sensor and that took care of the code. Mike P Trouble codes: P0500, P0562.
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Pinging under load VIN: 1FMDU77E03
Many thanks to all for your help. Further testing of the EGR system indicated a faulty DPFE sensor. Replaced the sensor and the EGR is functioning when called for..
1993 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GTEK14Z3P
Thanks to Rich [...] for the help. You hit the nail on the head. The ground between the firewall and engine looked good, but crumble when I touched it. Replaced ground, all is well. Thanks again, IATN is a lifesaver.
1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCB7642L
i replaced the efi relay and it started the owner needed the car back.i am still not convinced that that is the fix.the car left tues.have not heard from them so i have to say it is fixed.thanks to everybody that responded it did help alot
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Door latch
Vehicle will arrive monday morning and have recieved numerous replys on how to repair door latch. Would like to thank everyone who responded. Your help is greatly appreciated.
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L none
Thanks for the very fast replyes on this one, Ewan and Davie. Car had been in a frontal accident, canister smashed and not repaired by the body shop, Thanks again. GREG Trouble codes: P1457.
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31D7V
Thanks to all who replied we tried top get it to act up during normal driving with no luck so as per your suggestions we got the veh. very warm then lugged it down .it felt like ign. so checked the coil resistance , one was slightly out of spec , replaced and ... Trouble codes: P0325, P0330, P0300.
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L CV Joint? VIN: JNRAR05YXW
Thanks to all who replied. The suggestions from most all were to check the wheel bearings and drive axles. The bearings were fine and the drive axles were fine. After spending a lot of diagnosis time and talking to dealers etc, we returned the car to the owner...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ855TL
Well, it alive! Received so many replies pointing to the crank sensor.It indeed shorted and caused the PCM to partially shut down. Thanked all that responded. One tech had a similar case with an Ho21 shorted by the P/S bracket. It was also pointed out to me th...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: KNDJA72381
The overwhelming advise was the warm-up cat was clogged. I had unbolted it from the manifold, But decided to remove it completely. This had no effect on the running problem. I had another tech varify the timing marks for the 4th time..He agreed they were corre... Trouble codes: P0343 (Camshaft Position Sensor High Input).
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT8BHH28F5
the last thing that i heard from the custumer is that it has been at the dealer for 2 weeks with no fix if i hear some thing i will update the this post i would wait longer but it is saying that i need to close the post thanks to everyone for there help
2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1WERT456WT
Rodney and Pete both got me going in the right direction, it only takes 0.3 Volts feedback to set this code. I just wanted to measure the voltage on the reverse contact at the PCM and guess what with the brake on and the car in park I got 0.3 volts and a check... Trouble codes: P0705 (gear possition switch).
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L ABS Light On VIN: 1LNFM97V8W
The tech went back and verified all wiring and connections from sensor to module. Everything looked and tested good. He tried wiggling harness in hopes of finding an intermittent or poor connection. Nothing found. He cleared the code again and it has been almo...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E7T
First would like the 4 techs that replied you guys and lady were right on harness was damaged and needs to be replaced customer wasn't very happy don't know if they are going to fix it but thanks for the help!! Trouble codes: P1340 (CMP Sensor monitoring signal from engine control module).
2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L driver's door VIN: WDCYR49E73
good morning, this vehicle is fixed. the micro switch was the problem. it was not bad, but improperly installed. corrected this and everything is good! thanks to everyone, 'wrench for hire' josef, alexander and sal. good work guys. marie
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L brakes VIN: 4M2DV11W7S
Thanks for the help! many of you recommended replacing the master cylinder. i double checked everything (rear brake adjustment, brake fluid condition, calipers and slides, pushrod adjustment, etc.) and, after finding nothing wrong, replaced the master cylinder...
2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM53U51
Tanks for all the help.But the customer refused to let me pull the upper intake of the car so i could check for any problems[inj., cloged egr ,ect...].So my hands where tied.told customer if i could not do these checks i could not find problem.Thanks agin for ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0401.
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ26E33
well i want to thank the guys that took the time to help us with this one.upon further inspection i went ahead and check wiring,ref voltages and tps adjustment.but the problem was in the ecu the whole time i pulled the ecu out of the housing and found burnt ar... Trouble codes: P0122, P0107.
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4BL11E72
Well, I guess this one is not cooperating with anything we do, we had the ECM reflashed and the condition hasn't changed ,I'm not really happy with this closing because the vehicle is not fixed, but I am going to change the front three ignition plugs again and...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L suspension VIN: 1G3WS52K5X
Didn't get to fix this one yet. Customer declined any further diagnosing or repairs at this time. I used electronic ear on strut mounts & hubs & control arms, & cant pinpoint the noise. Thank you for the replies. Greg
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1P3ES46C3Y
Hi, Well first, thansk to all that had replied. I came in on the sunday after the post and did all the voltage drop tests. Everything checked o'k. Customer picked up car on Monday to take to the Chrysler dealer. They have Promised to let me know what the probl... Trouble codes: P0139 (o2 stays at center), P1281 (engine stays cold too long), P1193 (iat sensor volts too high), P0118 (ect sensor volts to high).
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