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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L bleeding VIN: WAUBA24B1W
good morning: we removed the abs unit and had it sent off for repair. the unit came back, and we installed it. it worked ok, but cannot get the air out of the system. i must be missing something. been doing this for 42 years, and never had such a problem. the...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUBA34BXW
Hello I have an Audi inhere that idles to low after 1 minn of running. It Idles at 600rpm in park then in drive down to 500 And then with added load of Power steering it will die. It idles fine when first started but after it warms idle drops off no codes car ...
1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L supercharger VIN: 1G4CU5310P
Good afternoon, I have a noisy supercharger at idle. SC was replaced with used unit however noise is still there. There is a code 43 esc module, knock sensor. Noise is definitley coming from SC, with belt removed noise is gone, all idler and tensioner pulleys ...
1987 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6C05155K
Computer been replaced on this vehicle and now need to relearn idle settings. I know there is a way by jumping green connector near alternator to ground some minutes and do some other things with no need of a scanner. But I lost my information and my iatn acco... Trouble codes: E030 (isc control)
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Keyless Entry VIN: 1G6KY5495X
Need to know if there is a way program the keyless entry manualy, for a 99 Cadillac STS.
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L magnasteer system VIN: 1G6KD54Y9Y
Dear Mr Goodwrench, I have a Cadillac that has a loss of steering assist in parking lots trying to turn left or right into a parking space. We have had little rain so water and/or a slipping belt doesn't apppear to be an issue. There are no codes in ABS,Tracti...
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY0783F
first i would like to thank all who take the time to reply. i know by looking at related history, you're all going to say good luck. but actually i'm almost there. got it running and now the only thing left is this code 33 for the maf sensor. my local gm conta... Trouble codes: 33 (maf sensor signal voltage high)
1992 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBDM19ZXN
Hello all, Problem started three weeks ago. It would stall on decel and not restart. Banged on the fuel tank and it started. Replaced fuel pump. That lasted about a week. Banged on the tank again it started. Replaced fuel pump and sending unit. Ran fine. That ...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L No Start, blowing fuses VIN: 1GNDT13W8N
The story...Lower ball joint broke on drivers side 45 miles from here. A shop replace the ball joints and took the vehicle on a test drive on "fried" the computer. Long story short, several computers had been tried and various components replaced, still killin...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCDT14Z1S
strange problem. truck idles and runs smooth. o2 sensor functions properly up to 2000 rpm then drops off to low number around 63 and crosscounts stop altogether. fuel economy has dropped significantly. all other readings normal. do not have an exhaust anylizer...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L readiness monitor VIN: 1GCDT19X2T
Hi thanks in advance, This S10 Pu has 3 not readies. We have been fighting this for about a month now. Intermittantly the MIL will come on so the customer will unplug the battery. the code is always a heated O2 code, cant remember which but all 4 O2's are new...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GNEK18R9T
tech's need some help installed new rebuilt engine. my question is regarding code p1345 ckp/cmp correlation problem, recheck dist. installed right yes, could the tone ring on the crank be installed backwords it does have a key on the crank. vech misses real b... Trouble codes: P0300 (ramdom missfire), P1345 (crank/cam correlationproblem), P0135 (02 heater ckt bank 1 sensor 1)
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L transmission VIN: 1GBFG15M8W
at about 48mph there is a shutter that feels like you are going over a rumble strip on the side of the road.it come a goes every 15 -20 seconds.any help would be appreciated thank you in advance.
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Rediness Monitors VIN: 1GCCS1949W
This vehicle came in for Emission Test Failure. CMP Failure code P0342 and Rediness Monitors Catalyst and Evap Not set. Code was easy, defect cam shaft pos sensor. Replaced, MIL off after 2 starts. No other codes or pending. Ran Drive Cycle 3 times with cooldo...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L wipers,parking VIN: 2G1FP22KXW
This Camero parks the blades straight up. I remember seeing something about a parking paw or something getting out of place or breaking but I really don't remember. Car isn't here till I think I know what I'm doing. I hope somebody can tell Me what I will be d...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L security,abs,airbag,seatbelt,batt,fuel lites on da VIN: 1GCCS1951Y
Hello again, This S10 came in with multiple dash warning lites on intermittently.Have searched MOD bulletins and IATN but no help there. The AbS lite,security lite,the airbag lite,the fuel lite,battery lite,seatbelt lite, but no CEL. Checked codes and the on...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L tailgate wont release VIN: 1GNCS13W71
Customer went to open rear tailgate/glass, heard a thunk and now cant open. The glass must open first from the push button outside, then you can lower the tailgate. This is not a keyed system. We have all electrical components working. You can hear the latch m...
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L none VIN: 2G1WX12K33
security light flashes, car still runs,I believe this mean that the system is in op, check fuses OK,? not sure were it is, so chk all, left and right side of cockpit, and under hood, all OK. if some one can enlighten me on this system and what to check and tes...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H4S
The vehicle seems to run good until the engine gets hot, then it begins to run as if it is starving for fuel. The fuel pressure is good and it continues to have spark, then it will start to surge and stumble like it is running out of fuel (sounds like run on)....
1991 Dodge Colt 200 GT 1.5L No Start VIN: JP3BU24A7M
I have this Colt here, that I have basically no information on. I read through the archives and found alot of computer troubles causing no spark or injecter pulse. I tested several sensors for ref voltage and I have none. So I pulled ecm out and opened it up h...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF132Z4
vehicle came in w ck engine and miss. Replaced much needed secondary with OE components plugs wires cap rotor. set synch to 0 degrees. Misfire counters intermitent but most prominent on 7 and 2, but also 1 and 8, idling in park. driving under a load (prolonged... Trouble codes: 307 (misfire 7), 302 (misfire 2)
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N61
Good afternoon. We are working on a Durango with a code 123, high voltage TPS. Signal voltage on scanner shows 5 volts, but when we test at sensor and PCM it reads .89 volts. When holding down the on/off switch for the cruise control,scanner voltage goes from ... Trouble codes: P0123
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HF13Y11
Hi, Towed this truck in today for no start. Customer had no complaints of drivability, just shut the engine off, and it would not restart. Scanned and found code P0320, no crank sensor signal to pcm. Also while cranking on Snap-on scanner, no crank or cam sens... Trouble codes: P0320 (No crank signal to pcm)
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L timming belt VIN: 1FASP15J5S
car came in running bad and we found that the timming belt had jumped we sold the customer a new belt. a week later the car was towed in (stalled going down the highway)checked it out and the timming belt was missing the teeth on the crank checked the water pu...
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP53S1V
Car starts fine but stalls when put into any gear. Only happens when cold, once it has been warmed up and driven no problems occur until the car sits overnight. When it starts and stays running the idle is low (630 RPM in gear, spec 720) and sometimes surges d...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Stall VIN: 1236589990
runs good for 30 sec cold or hot then it starts to miss the longer it runs the more it misses then it will die out fuel psi is 35. specs is 30-40. i have dropped the head pipe down. it still does it. another shop worked on it and changed the plugs, wires, and ...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FAB1453KX
I am trying to get this ford coil to fire on the bench and cant do it, does anyone know how? I have taken and hooked a battery lead from B+ to B+ on coil, have grounded a spark tester to coil to B- and have tapped the ground of the coil to the Negative of the ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14V7X
found intermittent rough idle and intermittent hesitation while driving. found code p0171 lean bank 1 (hard) and p0172 lean bank 2 (pending). codes return after a few weeks. 02 sensor waveforms look ok (bank 1 looks a little slower). MAF waveform looks good. P... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L rotors VIN: 2FTRX18W7X
i have this f150 that pulsates front rotors approx. every 10-15k. first time that i worked on brakes i replaced listed parts(except tires those are sold and rotated by another shop). vehicle returned approx. 12k later with warped front rotors and overheated/gl...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X4Y
i have a ranger here with a mil light i can't get to stay off. it keeps setting a code p0135. i replaced the sensor and the light came back on. i checked the circuit and i have battery voltage at the heater wire but no ground path on the other wire. the sensor... Trouble codes: P0135
2000 Ford Windstar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50U5Y
Gets the Code PO340 for CMP sensor circuit. Clear it and it comes back soon. Also runs kinda ragged, rough, and might stall at idle. I read the archives and found the DPFE can cause this code. The DPFE was replaced about 6 months ago with a plastic Ford part f... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L no foward movement in drive VIN: 1FMCU04122
this is a two part question,,,first has anyone ran into this problem before ? is it a known internal fault,(FOWARD ONE WAY CLUTCH)everything seems to point to pulling the unit and sending it out for rebuild.second question,mitchell says to pull trans only,(10 ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L battery light VIN: 1FTWW33F92
Battery light comes on when driving. system charging ok. found running has 14.1 volts at orange/lt blue wire at alternator but pcm shoes 17.9 volts. vehicle off has 12.58 volts at alternator but pcm showing 15.9 volts, can someone tell me what is wrong with th...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTSX31F22
intermittently, sometimes 1 per day hot or cold, highway or city, sometimes a week goes by and then all of a sudden with no warning or symptom, the engine will immediately quit. 99/100 it will instantly restart , if still moving slip into nuetral and starts. l...
1994 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTFK29S1R
Hello, I have this k2500 with a 6.5 turbo in it and it sets code 33 for the egr barometer low voltage. I tried to use my mastertech scan tool to diagnose as per the trouble shooting tree. All i can see is egr duty cycle and it is 66% at idle. The problem im ha... Trouble codes: 33 (Egr barometer low volt)
1995 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GDKH32K8S
I have a 5.7 liter TBI engine that has a driveability issue. The idle is very lopey but smooths out off idle. Occasionally when you come up to a stop sign, The lopey idle will cause it to stall. It always restarts fine. There are no codes present. I checked va...
1996 GMC Yukon SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13ROT
Thanks in advance
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14V5Y
This 4.8L engine has no driveability problem but at cruise a misfire count starts on cylinders 2, 3 & 5 with #3 the highest count which causes the mil to come on. It has 0 count at idle. I have changed the coil, plugs, and wires and cylinder #3 injector and fo... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire-cyl 23 5)
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.0L Alternator, PCM, Wiring VIN: 1GTHK23U31
The vehicle has a code P1637, The battery indicator illuminates intermittently in the cluster... but the alternater is always charging... I looked in Mitchell for information about how the system works but I don't find usefull information... They make me test...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Key VIN: 4S6CM58WXW
Customer dropped this vehicle for other service and I moved the car to another bay and turned it off. Well the key stopped in the off position but won't turn to lock. I've wiggled the steering wheel to no avail. I talked with the cusstomer and she says wigling...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L 4X4 light VIN: 2HKYF18523
Thanks in advance for the help! The truck came in with an SES light on and the 4X4 light on. The SES light was misfire issue, of which I resloved. The 4X4 light I found a code 77 "Powertrain system failure". I had cleared the code and test drove with out issue...
1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1216X
I need to know if we are missing something on this one, or are others out there having problems with these KIA solenoids failing intermittently, shortly after install. We have been working this very intermittent failure since 11/2005 69000 miles. Car as of 4... Trouble codes: P0442 (small EVAP leak)
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V1T
good evening all. car came in with plugged cat. customer had us replace all the cats and o2 sensors. owner says it never ran so good or got as good gas milage. now the catch, code p0141. i can't find any vacum leaks, no broken wires. we cleaned the maf. any th...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87AX2
customer came in with a complaint that when he turns right and stops, vehicle goes to nuetral for 20-30 seconds , then reengages. and works fine. he says that the local dealer recently flushed the trans and it got worse. we pulled the pan and fount it to be ve...
1989 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start VIN: JMIHC2213K
Hello Mazda Techs... I have a 89/929 that wont start up. It has spark to the plugs and fuel pressure before and after the fuel regulator. Regulator is holding vaccum. Fuel gauge is putting out 40psi. Seems like the fuel injectors are not opening. I was wonderi...
1990 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L No start VIN: JM1FC3314L
I have a 1990 Mazda RX7 that will not start. The following have been replaced spark plugs, spark plug wires, fuel filter..sent PCM out to be checked and it came back good. Computer Analysis show no codes. The car is firing and will sometimes start. Once it doe...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Misfire VIN: WDBCA39D6H
this car idles and runs beautiful except under load. we don't work on to many benzes in our little town so i'm not real familar with thses beasts. normal easy driving it runs good. but if you try to excellerate to fast it drops 1-2 cyls. just like bad wires/pl...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEB31E7S
this car has been sitting for about three years. they parked it because it was smoking too much. we got car to run and it's real sluggish on low end and smokes black at idel and when you put your foot in it. This is the first diesel at the shop any suggestions...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDFA76F3VF
Customer stated ESP light on and lost power Anable to find diagnostic tests on this car. We appriciate any help. Alfie Trouble codes: P1580 (Right EA/CC/ISC actuator), P0507 (ISC rpm higher than expected), P0312 (Cylinder 12 misfire), P0300 (Random misfire), P0309 (Cylinder 9 misfire), P0030
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
The car came back last week with the same two codes and we checked for vaccum leaks and tested the fuel pressure...OK. The car came back the very next day with the same codes and we again check for vacuum leaks. Currently the car performs just fine, but there ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim), P0173 (Fuel Trim)
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L poor acceleration VIN: WDBRF61J12
need some help benz guys out there. this c240 has very poor acceleration . the car idles good in all cylinders and it seems to rev. fine in neutral/park but under load it takes long time to reach shifting points. from a stop I give it WOT and it goes all the w... Trouble codes: P200B, P207E, P2600, P2602, P2001, P2000
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Stuck in "limp in" mode. O/D light flashes. VIN: 4M2DV11W7R
Hi all, we replaced the rear main oil seal in this Villager. After the job was done, we now have a problem with the vehicle not shifting, stuck in one gear. Also the overdrive light flashes constantly. It even flashes with the "key on engine off." We connecte...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L radio VIN: 4A3AE35G21
Need radio code for the following; Serial #[...]. Dealer not being helpful. TIA
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21DXS
HELP!!! I'm loosing my mind on this car. This is the third maxima we've had in as many months, with the same problem. None of which we have been able to fix. So here's the problem. The customer just recently bought the car from a used car lot, so I have no his...
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L condenser VIN: JNICA21DIV
hello everyone. this vehicle overheats at idle and driving only when a/c is on. cooling fans are both coming on. if a/c is off, ect reaches approx 203f and fan comes on bringing temp to 199f. as soon as a/c is turned on, both fans are on but temp keeps climbin...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31DX1
good morning-we have a maxima in the shop-originally came in for a idle fault-hi idle-p0505 code-we replaced the idle valve - cleared the trouble code-went to start car-would not start-traced fault to no power power going back to fuel pump-we bypassed fuel pu... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle valve circuit fault)
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1CA31D31
Hey everybody I could really use some help with this car. The vehicle keeps dying at stops or just in idle in the shop. Had a code for the idle motor which was P0505 and the iac failed the resistance test and was replaced. The vehicle doesn't do it at every st... Trouble codes: P0505
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WH14T1N
vehicle not running properly has miss, and under heavy acceleration vehicle bogged/no power, drove car next day and it stalled and would not restart customer says it had good spark. when the car did start it ran poorly,blue and black smoke from tailpipe. we ha...
1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY5316P
my biggest problem is that i cant find info on the code 99 all powers and grounds into ecm checked ok some sensors work ok at random im pointing to the ecm but not having anthing on the code 99 im having doubts so any info on that code or if you've had this pr... Trouble codes: 99 (power management problem), 69 (high pressure switch circuit), 68 (cruise cont. command problem), 65 (cruise cont. servo position sensor), 67 (faulty cruise sw.), 66 (ac pressure sensorcircuit problem)
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L anti theft system VIN: 1G3NK12T01
Hello group and thanks for your time. This Olds Alero has been a problem for quite a while. It came to me after the dealer through up their hands. The vehicle will intermittantly not start and have to be towed in. Cranks, no start. Code p1632, Anti theft alar...

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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Instrument cluster VIN: WBAHD6328R
Thank you fellow Techs, I got the hint to check the CCM (Check Control Module)and after opening the unit I found a cold solder,pulled out my soldering iron and soldered a few spots .Plugged the unit back in and no more CHECK CONTROL .I recommended to the custo...
1988 Buick Reatta 3.8L touch screen VIN: 1G4EC11C8J
Mystery solved. The problim turned out to be power related. The touch screen is called the graphics control center (gcc). It receives aprox 120 volts from the CRT control center (crtc)via a dedicated two wire connector that plugs into the crtc. The crtc handle...
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L back up lights VIN: 1G1YY22G7V
Thanks, everyone for the help, I found that someone had pinched 3 wires when they changed the clutch on this car, I repaired the wires and everything is working fine. I was reading the wiring diagram wrong. Here is how it works, when the car is put into revers...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19W8V
thanks to all who replied ... it was the engine 1 20 amp fuse. it wasn't just blown it was missing. iatn rules! thanks again james. Trouble codes: P0102, P0340.
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTHG39R8X
Thanks to all techs, problem was pcm, split open on side, and connentor (white) corroded. Installed used one, got reflashed and programmed for antitheft key, ok since. Many techs suggested ecm/vcm, other suggestions were, common volt source to affected sensors... Trouble codes: P1121, P0102, P0123, P0141, PP034, P0161.
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L battery drai VIN: 1GNDT13W1X
Lots of great replies and thank you to all that did. Apparently OEM type scanners for gm according to one tech will allow you to check for parastatic drain. As another tech said, with all the modules trying to go to sleep, its just about impossible to check fo...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L drive belt VIN: 1GCHC23122
Well the fix for this came from Randy in Georgia. The new updated bracket and making sure the pump gear was flush was the fix. Thanx to all who relied.
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES47C4W
i replaced the canister vent valve and let the customer drive vehicle,the monitor has flipped for evap with no check engine light.so i am closing this sad sagga.thank you to all who offered input.as soon as money allows i will invest in an evap leak tester,but... Trouble codes: P0442, P0462.
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L flywheel VIN: 1FTDR15X5P
I am pretty sure we fixed it but this might jinx us now but the notice said I need to close the post at this time. It appears that on those vehicle only a OEM flywheel should be used even the updated aftermarket ones fail. Thanks for the help. In retrospect we...
1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT06H5S
Thank you all so much for your help! This is a GREAT Resource! This one was a real hair puller. The problem was weak spark from the coil, as suggested by a few of you. The confusing part was that the PowerKV/SparkKv and Burn Time seemed to be enough when...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
First thanks to all who helped. I sent this Explorier to the dealer. This is what they printed on the receipt. Monitor DPFE sensor, out of specs at idle. Replaced sensor test drove is better but still there. Checked for later calibration, none. Called Ford hot...
1997 Ford Taurus G 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP51U4V
thanks for all replies received, the fix was a new connector at camshf. sensor, massage connector when hot in gear engine would skip, replace connector, re-test ok. iatn is great! Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L comp
Customer brought back in friday & we flushed system again. got lots of oil out of evap. Replace cond & had 38 degree air out vents at idle. Thanks for all the help. IATN members are the best.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L speedometer & ABS Light VIN: 1FTSW30LX1
Thanks to all the guys who replied. You helped me to look in the right direction. What I found was that the vehicle had 150,000 miles on it and had never had the spark plugs changed. I believe that due to the large gap, the coils were being overworked and crea...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L abs light speedo VIN: 1FDNF20L03
Well this rig is fixed. Yesterday when road testing this truck we noticed a very slight misfire when the ABS light comes on, of course no PCM misfire codes on late model Fords anymore, so we replaced all 8 plugs and one coil at a time until the misfire was gon...
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L won't stop VIN: 1FMSU43F93
Turned out to be the wiper motor. I wasn't sure and was looking for confirmation. I also learned of other possible concerns. Thanks to everyone who responded.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P24
ipr valve was bad , had low icp voltage and pressure the valve was shorted out
1992 Jaguar XJ12 Vanden Plas 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW484XC
The problem was indeed a poor conection at the pump I verified this when I found part of the conector seal stuck to the pump once removed I found a small speck of it discolored from heat (resistance) eureka! The customer orderd a new wire with conector and d...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L crankshaft VIN: KNDJA72354
hello again i want to say thank you to kevin, rajesh, paul,terry,devin,chris,roger,and shawn for your info and a big thanks for joseph who provided my with all the specs that i needed thank you very much for that !!! if you click on the replies you will see wh...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Interior light VIN: 1LAHM97V5Y
I got this one fixed, after a bunch more of research and tracing the courtesy lighting , the key pad for the keyless entry is tied into the lights and I guess this is sorta a common failure , causing these same problems with intermittent interior lights to com...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L obd VIN: WDBRF61JX2
Turns out the ECM was losing KAM (keep alive memory) and would restrict the flags from setting and when they did they would clear on a key cycle. the dealer reluctantly cover the part under the fedral 8-80 thanks for the replies
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L no crank, no dash l. in pos. 2 VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
thanks to everybody that replied. I end up removing the all activity module for inspection; opened up and found some burned circuits on the circuit board. I put a new one on and the car started right up but it stalled after 5 minutes idling. apparently there's...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L overdrive VIN: JN1HJ01P1L
this one is going back to the tranny shop. I posted eveything that was done to this vehicle in my update and the bottom line is that the converter solenoid was not fully closing th engage the convertor. pin tested 2 cars side by side and replaced every possibl...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ps pump? VIN: JNICA21D4V
thanks for the help guys. i really didn't think this was a power steering noise, for several reasons. one reason was that the noise did not change with steering input. i called the local dealer, and the service manager said that they have seen power steering n...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR07SOY
thank you for all of your information. we reprogramed nats key and it fixed the problem.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L dash lights VIN: 1N4AL11D62
found aftermarket cell phone charger, and xm radio causing to much draw.
1997 Plymouth Neon 2.0L sunroof VIN: 1P3ES42X6V
I'm going to call this one fixed. I'm going to open it up this weekend Based on the great pointers I got,I now have the confidence to just get in there and go after the problem. We don't remove many headliners so I was somewhat gunshy to just rip and tear. Tha...
1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L ETS Light On VIN: 1G2NW52M2W
The best tool once again pulled me out. I would like to give a secail thanks to Jason from Minnesota. There really is no good explanation for the fix except that there broken wires in 2 spots under the center council. Thanks to everyone who responded to my pos...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 2.2L fuel pump VIN: 1G2NF52F32
we believe that we originally cured the problem by replacing the lock cylinder, although after repeated attempts to start the oe battery failed and was dropping to 8 volts when trying to start. we replaced battery and customer has been gone for a week without ...
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E2R
Hey you guys, Toyota fixed. Sorry it took so long. This was the most replies that I have recieved for any car. It must be that a lot of you wanted to help out new technicians in training. Ok, here are the ideas that were sent to us for help. Look for sticking ...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R1X
Hi i want to say thank you for each and every person who took the time to help me. First i checked the fuel trims and found they were on the positive side. I cleared all the codes and installed a new toyota MAF sensor and left the battery cable off for more th...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L cooling system VIN: 4T3ZF13C71
Finally,I have fixed this van!Sorry for the extended time frame,it's taken awhile to get parts.We sent the heads out for testing,came back ok.As some of the responses stated,the radiator fixed the problem,but the funny thing was that inspecting it showed no pr...
2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5TEGN92N53
sorry for the slow reply, had to run through two tanks of fuel to check mileage. cleaned the maf and a toyota air filter seemed to make a pretty good improvement in mileage. my lt fuel trim #s were not that far off(under 10) but i am seeing better fuel economy...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Fault code #00545 VIN: 3VWFA81H3T
Thank you Byron [...]. With all of your quick replies and some added guidance from a gentleman at Identifix I was able to set my Modis into expert mode and change the coding to 0001 as you all told me needed to... Trouble codes: 00545 (Engine/transmission electrical connection short to ground).
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5510S
Received replies for possible alarm system. checked for main relay operation. checked powers and grounds and all seemed well. Not sure about EMC referred customer to dealer.
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