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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L noise VIN: JH4KA7676M
This car makes a knocking noise,similar to a rod knock, And I havent rules that out , but it sounds more like its coming out of the front of the trans , possibly the back of the engine. I'm wondering about the differential shaft and bearings, has anybody heard...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E62
Have an 02 audi here that has an mil lamp on, scanne for codes but no communication, tried 2 diffrent scanners with no luck. The radio is factory and works properly, fuses all ck good. Any thoughts or ideas? thanks in advance
1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAE54056
Hello everyone. I'm back @ this again. Vehicle came back with vehicle running slightly rich, poor fuel economy (note - see history below for previous testing), and having to push start the vehicle. Replaced starter, and fired up vehicle. Ran incredibly rich an...
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L Vents VIN: WBAGJ6326S
Here is an odd one. The heat and a/c works fine but at all times the vent under the drivers seat will flow hot air. You can switch to a/c controls and the other vents will blow cold but the vent under the drivers seat will always blow hot. If anyone has ever s...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L engine VIN: WBACD3325W
BMW Tech's This car was brought to me on a hook. When I went to pull the vehicle in I started the engine & noticed the vibration then (Bad at high idle (1100 rpm) diminished at normal idle 700-800 rpm) I discounted the vibration to a slight miss from sitting o...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Shifting/Dash VIN: 1G6EL12Y3R
Hi group! Have a weird one here, this vehicle orginally came in for erratic idle. Diagnosis showed bad computer. Replaced ecm with reman from dealer. Performed idle/tps relearn procedure and everything perfect. Now 1 week later, vehicle slams into gear from pa...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Mechanical VIN: W06VR52R5V
I'm servicing the Timing Belt on this Car with a 3.0 engine DOHC. There are 3 Belt Tensioners, I just wanted to ask how can I tell if the belt is to tight? One of the directions suggested using a ruler and the belt should have any more play than 1cm. Of course...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GCGK29F9S
The best description for the symptoms (I haven't gotten the truck yet) is a vapor lock type problem. Runs fine down the highway, starts great, never dies, etc. Kill it when hot, go in and eat or wait approx 30 minutes, then start it and it will run for approx ...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Stall VIN: 2G1WX12X7T
car cuts off at temperture when on decel or stopped like switch is cut off restarts fine when it starts continues to cut off util you let cool off does fine untill it gets back up to temp.
1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKC34JXT
This truck was towed to the shop. It had been sitting since the tabs expired in December. Amoung the problems wew encountered getting this thing to start were a missing battery and starter. Also the customer had lost the ignition key. After clewaring those hur... Trouble codes: 1351 (System voltage low Timing circut)
1999 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 7.4L poor power VIN: 3GNGC26J1X
Not a huge concern here but am wondering if anyone knows what kind of power this unit should have. here is the situation. this is a 2wd heavy gvw suburban that pulls a large utility trailer (full of stage equipment). we have a hill in town here that is approx....
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L excesive cank VIN: 1GNEK13T11
have this 01 tahoe that has an excisive crank when cold, ck for dtc, non found. Performed fuel pressure test at schreider vave on engine, found 60 psi when runing, turned car off and cked preesure stil 60, after 55 mins pressure fell to 10 psi. is it possible ...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L engine noise VIN: 1GNDT13W31
Hello to All! We have an unusual one here and we need some help with this one. The vehicle cam to us with a complaint of a "ticking" type noise once warmed up, seems to be o.k. cold. We verified customer complaint and used a stethoscope to listen for the noise...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L rear axle seals VIN: 1GCHG35R42
we checked to make sure vent is not plugged GM says it is because the van is overloaded but we do not agree with this. Any help ?
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC12F93
this car wont start. it tries a little. it seems to have fire and injector pulse when we let off the key intermittantly, also while bumping the starter. it does not seem to be a vtd problem. we have tried multiple ecotech pcms. multiple ign. modules. all power...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L cooling system VIN: 3C3EL55HXT
car came in with bubbling noise under hood. did block test came up positive for exhaust gases in coolant.removed heads and replaced gaskets , sent to machine shop. replaced heads test drove still bubbling sound. replaced engine customer has been driving for 6 ...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L distributor VIN: JHMCB756XM
Hello fellows this vehicle came in for a hesitation, sagging on acceleration. There were a few TSB on replacing the distributor, after checking the ignition, fuel pressure, and the exhaust along with the pcm data screen we decided to replace the distributor. T...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Noise VIN: 1C3EL56R74
Car has a poping/clicking type noise that seems to be from the engine side of the firewall in the general area of the accelerator pedal, noise is most noticable at 40 mph and above,the noise once it starts may do it several times like pop pop pop, turning,brak...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 1D489D9643
Ok I got a good one.I have a 1998 dodge interpid that will not start with the cam pos sensor pluged in.I will start with it unpluged.The customer installed a new cam sensor but it didnt work.I put a dvom on the 8 volt side of the sensor and when i plug it in i...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L mode door VIN: 1B4HS28N51
Hi All, Customer came in with a complaint of the heater always being on defrost with no movement of the mode doors. I confirmed this and then hooked up my OTC scanner and pulled an EEPROM error code from the HVAC system. Alldata said to replace the heater cont...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L compressor VIN: 3B7HC13Z01
Ok, my tech is stumped. He thinks we are dealing with electrical on this Dodge, I think otherwise so that is why I am posting this request. This 01 Ram 1500 starts up with ice cold AC, when this truck runs for about 10 mins. the engine starts acting like the c...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP41M3M
I cant pinpoint between a coil problem or the module. I dont have much ford experience. Problem was consistant, found corroded terminal on top ignition module connector cleaned and repaired now it's intermittant only runs on 2 cylinders, has dual plug per cyli... Trouble codes: 176 (rich exhaust), 222 (2nd coil pack misfire), 223 (idm no referance), 224 (no idm data)
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L air conditioner VIN: 1AC375B451
This car has ice cold air when sitting still, but as soon as you accelerate, it cuts out. BUT if the cruise control is on, the system does not kick out. Please help with your ideas. This car is at one of my stores in Florida and I'm trying to help him out. Tha...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.0L Air Bag VIN: 1FMEE11N2S
After three other tech's two from other shop, I get stuck with the airbag ligth no one can fix. The flash 34 for low resistance in the air bag circuit (equipped w/ driver's only) traced all wires stripped harness, overlayed circuits from module to clockspring,...
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...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTZX1724W
Thanks in advance. This truck was towed in and customer stated it just died in freeway. tested for spark , none . scanned for codes , will not comuntcate with scanner , test power and grounds, found #24 30amp main ecm maxi fuse blown . install new one with com...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5241X
This vehicle came in with a block heater popped out. We replaced it and then tested to system. We found the head gaskets were leaking. We replaced head gaskets and then we noticed a running rough at idle. Tested the injectors, ignition sytem, compression and l... Trouble codes: 172 (02 sensor lean), 174 (02 sensor lean)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTZF1727X
Very intermittent problem. It either runs fine, or has no start with flashing theft light, all with the same key. During no start, temp gauge and odometer are inop, all other gauges appear normal. During no start, no communication with pcm, airbag or IPC. Afte... Trouble codes: U1147 (u1262-), U1262 (b1352-), B1352
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDXF47F9X
customer states vehicle very hard starting only after 2 days or more sitting havent been able to verify concern vehicle will be left with me soon vehicle will only start after being pluged for several hours before that no smoke or anything has had all injector...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Air Bags VIN: 1FAFP34P13
Car is presently at a small Ford dealership and they admit confusion. They are about to return the car to us and suggest we go to a larger dealer with more equipment.
1991 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKDM19Z8M
First time post so please be patient. Vehicle died a couple of weeks ago , found no spark and replaced ignition module. It fired right up with the new module, I figured it was fixed. Since then it has been stalling when it's hot and in gear. I replaced the mod...
1999 GMC C6500 7.4L hard start VIN: 1GDJ7H1D7X
This vehicle came in for hard start after hot soak and also when cold. Checked for codes no code in history or current. checked fuel pressure ok, spark ok, hooked up scanner all pids look good while cranking. What this thing does is it will crank over and just...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Sunroof VIN: 4S2DM58WXY
Hi all. I've got a sunroof that will not stop in the closed position. When closing it will go right to vent position without stopping. When closing from vent position it will open completely without stopping. All my info tells me that when the sunroof hits its...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2042X
Hi I am working a nightmare Jaguar XK8. The customer bought this car not running. We found out that, due to the severe oil sludge in the cylinder heads, one of the drivers side camshafts has broken. We got a hold of some used cylinder heads and replaced them b... Trouble codes: 341 (Camshaft position sensor bank A), 1341 (Manifacturer specific)
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L engine VIN: 1J4GW58N8X
i have a jeep that dies it will crank back after 15 min to an hour fuel pressure is ok current ramped the pump ok i can get it to act up for me and it is the customers only ride so she cant leave it, i really cant say what its missing, it does show that it has...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L steering VIN: SALPV1244T
Morning gents. Customer has owned the truck for some years. It developed a violent shimmy after hitting any small bump some months ago. Bad enough that it broke an air bag. Customer replaced bags with the Atlantic British spring/Bilstein conversion and replace...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L pcm VIN: 1LFM815W54
This vehicle came in with a no crank condition. The PCM is not grounding the starter relay and there is no fuel pressure. I do not know too much about this vehicles history except that 2 months ago the vehicke had a PCM replaced for A/C problems and thats when...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEAZ6D6M
Came in as no start on hook. Parked car and the next morning would not start. cust. changed battery and added more fuel, still just turning over. I have checked crank sensor, coil, cracked a line open at fuel injector with no other way to really test fuel pres...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L compressorclutch VIN: WDBGA51EON
we retrieved service codes from ac control head manually. our Snap On Brick with all the attending Euro $$$ software will not comm with the ac unit or the base module. service codes were 41, 43, 45, 47, 75, 85?. the ac compressor clutch would not engage at all...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Temperature VIN: WDBJF70J91
This MBZ with the climate control set to maximum cooling has the two outboard dash vents delivering luke warm air, and at the center two dash vents, the left one is luke warm, the right one of the center two? 35 degree air! Will update Tuesday with any codes, ...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1ZWFT61L41
Vehicle has a noise that sound kind of like a wheel bearing noise when turning in a right hand curve. I have replaced left front wheel bearing, all brake pad, turned all rotors, replaced right sway bar link, and bushings on top of strut. The noise isn't as lou...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L engine VIN: JN8DR09Y62
engine overheats, have replaced both primary and secondary thermostats, vac bleed system and start bleeds hard can get heat and runs ok till you shut off heater {original complaint overheats unless you run heater} has clutch fan appers ok, water pump seems to ...
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Misfire VIN: JN8AZ08W43
difficult to stsrt- must crank for a long time and finally it will start.
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C8S
Hello Everyone, This car was brought to me with a no start (with key), and a poor idle quality complaint. I ran down the "no start" as a bad relay (the one controlled by the VATS computer). At that time it was noted that there was no communication between the... Trouble codes: P0080
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52TXY
Ok guys, heres a good one. At adle all times with this one it misses all the time. I have checked fuel pressure at spec 52 psi, compression is 175 even all cyls, fuel filter replaced, coil tower have tracking in it and has been replaced. Backpressure checked a... Trouble codes: P0300
1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 6.6L evap. and heater core VIN: 2W87Z8N111
Well the time has come for a new evaporator and a new heater core. Cannot find my service manual. Does anyone have the procedure for removing the heater box and also for the evaporator? I mainly want to know if I need to pull the dash out some or not, and if t...
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L guage VIN: 1G2WJ52MXS
this grand prix came in with overheating complaint. coustomer stated that it was not losing coolant just running hot. we pluged in the scanner cooling fan is coming on at 230 then back off at 210. we checked the tempature with a heat gun at the thermostat hous...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Surge VIN: 1GMDX06E0V
Sorry about the long post! I've got a wierd one here, I hope someone can give me some direction. I installed a used engine in this van last week, it ran great. Late Friday it was towed in because it would idle but wouldn't move (customer had put 125 miles on i... Trouble codes: P0706
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L suspension VIN: 1G2WK52J92
Hi guys! We have a 2002 grand prix with a clicking noise coming from the passenger side tire. we replaced both wheel bearings, and both upper strut mounts, passenger strut, passenger drive axle, torqued control arm, lubed ball joints, lubed tie rods. Noise is ...
2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5Y2SL62863
This car has three trouble codes stored. 440, 441 & 446. The flow charts say to first go to the code that has freeze frame records. That is code 441 only. Using the Tech 2 I ran through the flow chart. It says that the fuel tank pressure sensor should read zer... Trouble codes: 441 (EVAP system no flow during purge)
1995 Porsche 968 3.0L oil pan gasket VIN: WPOAA2968S
greetings again to all... i must be retarded or something. my guy put an oil pan gasket on this vehicle due to a leak in the r/f corner. 1 week later, the gasket physically "blew" out of the middle of the left side. we replaced the gasket again, and did a basi...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: W00AA2998T
I am short on info for this car for P1140 code. ALLDATA says to check TPS and MAF sensors. Checked and found they seem OK. The STFT and LTFT also OK. From what I can tell, ECT and O2's are OK as well. No vacuum leaks found. Can anyone help? Trouble codes: P1140 (Load Sensing)
1989 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start, very hard start when VIN: JT2AE9507K
This car came in on the hook. There was no spark at all. I replaced the igniter and we had spark(it was very weak)so I replaced the coil too. Now the spark was nice and blue. The car was flooded so it took a while to clear it out and when it ran , #1 cyl was m...
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L timing VIN: JTDDR3ZT92
Replaced head on car wiht used head with 32,000 miles on it set timing to Alldata specs and could not get engine to start checked comp across all four cylinders was lucky to get 75 lbs on all four again checked timming dead on according to alldata finally got ...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEE83A7T
the car came in today, 5-1-2006, with the check engine light on. pulled codes with the state inspection machine. had code p0304 in system. showed codes p0300 and p0304 in the "pending" screen. cleared codes and roadtested 16 miles. no misfire felt and the cel ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0304 (misfire cylinder 4)
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L refuelling problem VIN: 3VWCC21V41
When re-fuelling, you can only squeeze pump nozzle about 50% or it will shut off. I can't see anything restricting and the vents seem ok. Of course, a few different gas stations were tried. They all do the same. We can only fill up if it squeezed at 50% or les...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C71
Customer states that after driving approximately 5 miles and shutting off car for 30-45 minutes car will not restart. after setting for 30-45 minutes car will restart & run fine,usually, but last thursday car set 4 hours & would not restart.Car was wreckered t...
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AW8805N
Fuel pressure starts out at 80psi and after afew minutes it will start to drop and suddenly come back up again. When the pressure drops, the car stumbles and stalls out. We have replaced both fuel pump,the relay, fuel sender and screen and the fuel filter. Can... Trouble codes: 232 (lambda adjustment), 113 (injectorfuel pressure)
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D9X
service emission light on and code 42 comes up on dash. there are no driveability concerns. i am looking for information on code as we can not read german with our mentor. thanks for who ever can point the direction. Trouble codes: 42

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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Windows VIN: WBABS33442
Hi Guys, Thanks to Lloyd, Emir, Victor, Jay, Cliff, Gary, Randy, and Seth(who called me because his e-mail was not working) for your quik replies. I did a little more research and with also the info I received, I found that the door close switch is in the latc...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1WN52M8S
Coil pack did the trick. #1/4 coil pack. Installed this morning and car runs like a new one. Found out from customer that tune/up wires were just done by shadetree/ neighborhood mechanic and states car ran worse after they were done. hmmmm.. Lessons learned, ...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 1-2 shift 4th gear VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
after sending it to a trans shop, it comming back doing the SAME exact thing... replaced internal harness... and plug in, problem solved!
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16T2Y
Thanks everyone for your replies. I adviced the customer to disconnected the battery for couple of hours and reconnect it because it seemed like the computer was confused. He did as I said and both of the codes disappeared and never came back on. Trouble codes: P1415 (Secondary Air Injection System Bank 1), P1518 (Throttle Actuator Control Module).
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J11
Customer took car to try a different shop, thanks to everyone that replied, some thoughts on the problem were ignition switch, or grounds and power sources. the tps had over 7 volts while the car was running it should have been 5, so my thought was the pcm sin... Trouble codes: P1189 (engine oil pressure switch circuit), P1635 (5 volt reference 1 circuit).
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L tailgate wont release VIN: 1GNCS13W71
Thanks to all for the valuable info. All the panel screws (3) are not accesible with the tailgate and glass shut. I had to devise a way to pry the upper panel away from the tail gate. If you use 2 brake adjusting tools and pry away the upper cover, you can tri...
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H9X
After putting two carquest crank sensors that scoped out. installed a oem sensor and car started and ran fine. Thanks everyone for the help...
1992 Dodge W250 5.9L Rear Brakes VIN: 3BTKM23C1N
Thanks to the many responses, but real problem was defective new booster. Funny, didn't feel any different new to old, but had much better braking and almost double pressure at rear cylinders. Before booster replaced had 500-750 psi, after booster replaced had...
1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L air bag light VIN: 2B6HB21Y7S
Im 90% sure its the clockspring too, but would like to get data from ccd to be sure still gathering cost and labor info (sorry for the wait) ill have an answer asap!!
1997 Dodge Caravan 2.4L flex plate harm bal VIN: 2B4FP25BSV
well fellrz, i lookd at th flex plate n it was crackd. i pricd th job n orderd th part per th customers request. but for an unknown reason he never came back for th repair. i'm guessing that he found a cheapr place (back yard, maybe ) after he learnd what it w...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L vibration drivetran VIN: 3B7HF12Z5W
Pickup is finely fixed.I thought and several suggested that noise was in transfer case or drive shaft.The way the viberation would come through floor board.Started driving pickup till noise got worse and found noise & viberation comeing from front drive shaft....
1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4E3AL54F6S
The car is running like new. You hit the nail right on the head telling me to use the NGK plugs on this 4G63 2.0L turbo engine. I can stand on the boost hard now with out any cutting out It runs smooth now from idle to 7000rpm. Looking at the autolite & NGK si...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X2W
truck had a junkyard motor put in somewhere else,different year had the wrong injectors in it.six new injectors and it is fixed.thanks for all the replys Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank 1), P0175 (rich bank 2).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF21L5Y
Finaly it's running correctly, there was several problems, we replaced the pcm and then we lost cylinder #8, changed coil pack and new plug still dead on #8. checked wiring again and no sign of problem.Started from scratch again, removed every plug and coil, c...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT2R45E22
Thanks for the replies the problem was a tear in the diaphram of the vapor management valve. Replaced VMV and passed EVAP monitor with no DTCs comming back! Trouble codes: P0457 (Check For Missing Or Leaking Fuel Filler Cap).
1996 GMC Yukon SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13ROT
First of all I want to thank iATN for this service and also thanks to all the Techs that responded to my help I did hook up the pump direct and got the pressure to go up another 5 lbs. and it started so I replaced the fuel pump with an AC Delco and it starts a...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D5P
Well as expected the crank sensor being rough and locking up was the problem. the car runs great! Thanks again to all, sorry it took so long to post fix took a little vacation. Greg
1987 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L No Start VIN: 2BCHV81S7H
Thank you to everyone who helped me on this Jeep.The problem was two-fold. I had to replace both the crank sensor and the ign, coil. Just to verify that both were bad, after the vehicle was running, I swithed back the parts one at a time and verified that both...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cool fan relay VIN: 1J4GW58S5X
Hi and Thanks to All, I had 22 replies with 2 ways of going about getting to this relay. Thanks to Michael [...]...
1993 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1BG2243P
thanks to most all who replied. paul tanner hit it on the head. i had a shorted air flow sensor pulling 5v reference line to ground. this disabled computer. i unplugged air flow sensor and my check engine light lit up right away. i cranked and engine started. ...
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L oil light on dash VIN: JM3LW28J72
Well, we got the Mazda back in the shop once more - still unable to duplicate the light -- for peace of mind put a guage on it. Driving, idling, cold OR hot the pressure was beautiful. At this point not only is the customer hesitant of paying more money in dia...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBEA32E2P
Thanx for all the replies!!! Johnny from CA inadvertently helped me by reminding me to check the basics. The problem stemmed from a defective alternator which was charging at 17.2v. Replaced alternator, all is well. Sometimes thinking is dangerous!!!
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no shift VIN: WDBJF55F5V
we received several replies leadind us to the conductor plate inside the valve bnody, we replaced with new benz part, reassembled with new fluid, no improvment. car would shift thru the gears then limp home in low gear. other replies led us to the transistion ...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L1X
Once again iATN comes through! Thanks to Tom from New Jersey. He suggested to check for an improperly positioned trigger wheel for the crank sensor. I was reluctant to remove the cover for the timing chains because it's a pain to remove, and mostly, because th... Trouble codes: 1519 (IMRC Stuck Closed).
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L alternator VIN: 4A3AA466L5
thanks for the help. the problem was the pcm. it was turning the field current off after 30 seconds.a new pcm fixed it.
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L MIL Lamp on, po401 code returns VIN: 4A3AC44G22
thanks a lot to everyone that replied to my help request! replacing the vacuum hose with the restrictor in in with a normal piece of hose helped, the light and problem did not come back for 10 days, i talked with a tech at our local mitsu. dealer and he told m... Trouble codes: P0401.
2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L tcl VIN: 6MMAP67P72
This job has been tough for us, the dealer and the customer. Not having the factory scan tool for data that is 'required' for proper diagnosis and repair made us, with the customers ok, take it to the dealer for diagnosis. The car has been back and forth to th...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L abs motor VIN: JA4MW51R32
There was a T.S.B on the vehicle and dealer repaired Thanks to all who replied
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L fuel injectors VIN: JN1MS36P8M
Well, I blew it on this car...I should never have disturbed the original injector setup. I learned that a leaking injector code on a Nissan 240SX is really just a rich condition code. I also learned that these injectors apparently do not survive removal and re...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8PRO9Y31
Thanks to all who replied, Most replies were to check the new sensor (bad out of box). I rechecked sensor and also replaced it just to be sure. The fix on this one was that it was not the cam pos. sensor in the front of the head but the valve timing control po... Trouble codes: P1145.
1994 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4GH2532R
I guess that this one is for the HISTORY BOOKS. The vac leak and the injector code are related, I repaired the vac leak and the code HAS NOT re-surfaced at all. I suppose this was left out of the repair tree. For sure this will help someone in the future if a ... Trouble codes: 27 (fuel injection circuit).
1996 Saturn SC2 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G82K5272T
We bring this car to an injection specialist shop then 3 hrs later the car was running fine , the shop owner tell me that the only thing they do is thingthening many connector .Thanks to all of you Trouble codes: P0340.
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK6759V
Thanks for the replies, well this was a weird problem. With new cam and crank sensors installed we installed a known good ECM in the vehicle. Well,this did not fix the problem. So we then double checked injector pulse and spark output, injector pulse was good,... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft position sensor circuit range/ performeance problem.).
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Steering VIN: JT3DJ81W1S
Hi guys I got another used PS box and installed it the problem is no longer there thanks to all the replys I tried everthing and then I just had to get the box and try it well finaly it is fixed thank again
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12B1V
Thanks to all who took time to help with this. As I suspected when I posted almost everyone said I needed an OE cat. Some sent me some great info on o2 circiut testing. In the end I replaced with a Factory cat and the problem was solved. FYI this is not the on... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat efficiency code sets).
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGH21J5Y
The fix ended to be a new defective air flow meter, install another unit and recheck , okay, Oil pressure was check cold at about 60-65psi, okay, fuel pressure was always, good, updated old coolant sensor(bad) to green sensor, cleaned thorttle body, and perfor...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSE29M08
thanks for the replies, replys where faulty fuel pumps and or a bad pump relay, cust declined furter diag. And opter to trade it in.
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS91D02
Fellow Techs, This vehicle was fixed with replacement of the coils. Swapping the coils was the ticket for correct diagnosis. It would have been nice to have some specs to check the coils before swapping because this is a twin turbo, it had to be completely ass... Trouble codes: P0352 (Cyl 2 ignition coil permanent fault), P0355 (Cyl 5 ignition coil permanent fault), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire).
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