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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N21
Customer brought in says it is hard to start after it is hot. We pulled codes out of it and got P0118 coolant temp circuit and #P1128-long term fuel trim mult. bank 1 system lean.Car actually has bad hesitation on acceleration and at idle it feels like it drop... Trouble codes: P0118 (engine coolant temp circuit high), P1128 (Long Term fuel trim mult. Bank 1system lean)
1989 BMW 535i 3.5L Door locks, power windows, & sunroof inop; wipers VIN: WBAHD1313K
Wipers only work on high; sunroof, door locks, power windows are all inoperative. All fuses for the above are working and are good. All grounds for the above are good. Alldata does not provide a pinout for the general control module. Obvious grounds check okay...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L power window VIN: WBABF4321S
This car has a direct short which I believe is related to the drivers door. the driver side window will only go up half way. Also with the door closed and the car off with the key out, if you press on the outer door skin, the window will start to roll up. I ca...
1995 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on
Good morning. I have this century belonging to an older gentleman that sets an EGR code P1405 solenoid 3 failure. The car runs great, no detonation. With a voltmeter on pin C in the EGR valve, I can watch the computer turing on the solenoid during normal drivi... Trouble codes: P1405 (EGR solenoid 3 failure)
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start VIN: W06VR52R6V
this vehicle towed in to the shop from another shop does not start-cranks ok/no spark/no fuel/ when i first pulled the codes,it stored 2 codes, now it only shows one code only,which is p1564(cc accell too high or ecm battery loss) i noticed check engine light ... Trouble codes: P1564 (cc accell too high or ecm battery loss), P1502 (theft deterrent system no password received)
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AY0788E
towed in, been sitting for awhile customer tried to fix. charged battery, plugged off vacume ports that had no hoses on them. got it to started( had to adjust timing to get to start). check engine light on, had code 22 tps too low. adjusted tps with snap-on sc... Trouble codes: 22 (tps too low)
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R4W
I just installed a Jasper reman engine in this truck it starts right up and runs good but about 5 seconds after starting the service engine light comes on with a p1345 code for cmp/ckp correlation. I thought that maybe I had the distributor off a tooth so I re...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16R5X
i'm having a problem with code p1345 cam/crank signal, distributor has been replaced and cranckshaft sensor has been replaced, code comes on after a couple of seconds. i've reinstalled the distributor a couple of times to make sure it is installed correctly. a... Trouble codes: P1345 (cam/cranck malfunction)
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCT19W31
no start problem...symptoms indicated fuel problem.. fuel module replaced...ran scanner with po 452 code no other codes shown...checked with network on possible fixes with ignition switch problem indicated on a number of fixes. ignition switch replaced...still... Trouble codes: P0452
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L enginbe turns over no spark VIN: 1G1JS12412
car towed in no start turns over ok fuel system ok checked ignition system no spark checked with scanner has rpm when cranking crank and cam sensors ok was to the point of checking wiring harness in engine compartment and discovered that with key in on positio...
1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED46F7R
HELP!! This car has no spark. Does have new coil pack, battery and have tryed new computer, but still no spark. Has power to injectors, camshaft sensor, crank sensor. Thanks for any help.
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Starting VIN: 1B7GL23X6S
Hi Guys, got me a Dakota that won't start. Towed in , quit while driving on the freeway. No spark and I was so sure it was the crank sensor. It had a couple fuses blown #9 & #14 a/b but neither help start. I replaced pos. battery cable which was in bad shape. ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Surge VIN: 3B7KF23641
hi group, this thing came in with a surging problem and no codes set originally, test drove found the tcc coming on and off at 50 mph and up and sometimes would get fairly bad, tcc on scan tool is going on, off, checked trans all seemed ok, checked apps sensor... Trouble codes: P0123
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24R55
DON't know what problem is but we replaced both cam and crank sensor from dealer seen one other hit on same vehicle which was closed without a fix any help would be great Trouble codes: P0016 (cam and crank synec.)
1984 Ford F-350 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FTJW35L4E
Ive got a old Ford here kicking my rear. Customer complained of rough idle and backfire, hi idle ect on start-up in the morning. He left the truck, and it started right up in the morning but proceeded to load up. It has a edlebrock carburator on it that I inst...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W9R
This vehicle misses all the time at idle on cylinder 5. The car drives fine at any speed or load. It only misses at idle. Car had 2 misses before, 5 and 6. Cyl. 6 was caused by bad ecm holding injector open. The new ecm had no idle control. The 2nd new ecm wor... Trouble codes: P0305
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L engagement VIN: 1FTCR11X5R
vehicle came in for high idle (2000-2300). of course the engagement from park to reverse or drive is harsh because of the idle. found defective iac motor, replaced it and the engine now idles at all time around 850 but the harsh engagement from park to reverse...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FDWF37Z2Y
hi i am working on ford f350 no start it is a propane & gas truck meaning it runs on propane & gas it has switch for propane & it doesn,t light up there for it doesn,t run on propane it does run on gas & start up & runs on gas but when you switch to propane sw...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU77E91
hi all, this is my wifes sport trac. first the only option for the auto trans is a 5 speed. is this really a 5 speed? i only feel 3 shifts and the convertor lock up. she states that today out of nowhere the trans started to slip into 3rd gear rather than shif...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L air bag system VIN: 1FTRF14202
Ok I must ask for help on this one. This ford Van came into my shop with both air bas deployed. It was hit across the front bumper and set the bags off. The Ford dealer in my towm told me that I needed to replace the Items that I am listing. Both seat belt lat...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1FMDU75K72
Initially, this vehicle came in with a broken Intermediate band. We repaired it and sent it on its way. It has returned 3 times with customer complaining of no reverse. At times when she puts it into reverse, she says it is just like neutral. It seems to act u...
1993 GMC K2500 Sierra 5.7L drivablilty concern VIN: 1GTGK29K8P
this vehicle has ben to several repair centers without being able to diagnose problem. Vibration comes in at about 2300rpm and peaks at 2500 then fades at 2800. techs here have removed the accesory belt and lower plully to inspect dampener, seems to be ok. Als...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5530V
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this Honda that was brought in for an intermittent no start. This "do it yourselfer" finds that very intermittently, the car will crank but won't start. Each time, he states that the plugs are wet and...
2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L compressor and a.c .fan VIN: JHLRD78915
Hi to all. my AC dosent engauge, bypass the ac relay and it works but the fan dont work , bypass the fan relay and it works. bypass both relays and the ac system works good. at the relays one is hot all the time and the other is hot with key on.the heater fan ...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Compressor VIN: KMHWF35H23
Problem with this vehicle is the AC clutch disengaging. This is manual AC. Start the engine up clutch may operate for two to five minutes then shuts off, pressure reading when shutting off is 31-33 on the low side. I do have good cold air when clutch is operat...
1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JNKBY31A7W
Hello all, I have this Infiniti that is driving me crazy, the problem all started a few days after a major service, plugs, air filter, fuel filter, pcv valve and fluids, plugs were OE. At an idle the engine will intermittently skip/missfire in gear and sometim... Trouble codes: P0304
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Mechanical VIN: SAJEA51D42
Hi, I've got an X-Type with a bad transmission. The filter was full of debris and the forward clutch was shot. So we put in a reman from Jaguar and the thing doesn't move. We checked fluid level and fluid flow (cracked a cooler line and ran the engine - got f...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Catalytic converter VIN: 1J4FY29P3V
the jeep has been to the dealer a number of times. The cat. converter has been replaced 4 times by them. The customer brought the vehicle to us 2 months ago to put another converter on. We recommended a driveability analysis to find why the converter keeps goi...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Tach&Speedo Illumination VIN: JT8UZ30C5N
Hello, all- Am looking for some correct information. The speedo and tach needles will either go out or flicker as they want. As I understand, there are failing LEDs' which can only be repaired by the replacement of the tach and speedo head. I have called two d...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM83W5S
This vehicle orginally came to me for an intermittent dying problem. Customer stated that vehicle would restart. Could not get vehicle to duplicate so installed an ignition module for testing. Customer returned 2 weeks later with totally different problem,vehi... Trouble codes: P1359 (spark output circuit malfunction), P0782 (2-3 shift error pending global obd ii)
1995 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Excessive Fuel consu VIN: 4F4CR17X6S
I have a Mazda B4000 4x4 that is dumping fuel into the engine. Fuel will literaly run out of the exhaust pipe. We have tested the injectors and they are not leaking. The O2 sensors read -0.10 connected or not. Have retested with known good PCM to no avail. Hav...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L power soft top VIN: WDBFA63F3V
Good day and thanks for your time. This SL was hit on right side and since hit the power top won't go down, it will open the rear hatch, put up the roll bar, put the windows up or down. It just won't open the windshield locks. It does work manually. Thanks Jam...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E0Y
Hi guys. Any help is greatly appreciated. This car starts up fine in the morning. Runs for 4-5 minutes then cuts off and will not start. Power to the fuel pump cuts off. I crank and crank but the fuel pump gets no power. Fuse is good and relay is good. Relay d...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Starting VIN: WMWRC33402
Hello all, I have this Cooper that will not crank. I have no wiring schematics for it, please Email me one if you have available. I have traced power from the ignition switch on the black/blue wire into a relay module that has the three wires from the clutch s...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y8S
Vehicle was brought in as a no start. Vehicle cranks over fine but will not start. Tried to put the scanner on to check for data and codes and scanner will not communicate. Started testing and found the ground side of both the auto shut down and fuel pump rela...
1999 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3AY26A7X
hey's me came in for very low idle/almost i adjust the idle up to about 750rpm..customer leaves happy..NO of those tickets to i thought...about 1 week later...calls me up...check eng... Trouble codes: P0505
1988 Nissan Pulsar NX XE 1.6L headlights VIN: JN1PN34S5J
I have this nissan that has been sitting for 3 yrs and I dont have any history of it. I have checked all the relays under the hood and all the grounds. The headlights work when the passing switch is clicked on the dimmer switch. I noticed there are more relays...
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W8T
I preformed the above repairs the veh runs fine and the sensors read proper when the light comes on any help would be apprecited Trouble codes: P0325, P0135
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G3WHS2H0Y
This car runs fine, until you accell hard at WOT. It runs fine until about 4000 RPM, then the power seems to stall out, just like a plugged converter. So, we put a new converter on and it does the same thing, but if you keep the throttle at 100% and let the en...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G3NL52F62
Hi all have a good one for you, customer complaint that car had flashing ses light, lack of power. When we first drove ran good, scan for codes, no codes. drove ok. After 15 mile drive shut off for 15 minutes, on restart ran poorly, misfire? only running on 2 ...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L lifters VIN: 2P4GP44R5T
A small bolt dropped into the engine and damaged a valve. we sent the heads out and had 5 valves replaced due to wear or damage. when we started the engine, we had a tappet type tick. I went in and cleaned the lifters, and thet seem to be good.When i bring the...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L passlock sys VIN: 1G2NW12M8T
Good Evening We have this 96 Pontiac Grand Am with Passlock security system. It was towed in and would crank and start and immeadiately shut off. The security lamp would blink 4 times and then remain on steady after the stall. (Short Tamper Mode) If we repeat...
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L front end VIN: 1G2NE52T8X
This sunfire has been nothing but problems i really hope you guy's can help.Only when you are going slow and turning do we get this noise even in reverse it really sound like a tock just like someone is under with a ball pean hammer sometimes one sometimes two...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3DJ81W7R
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L pings VIN: 4T1BG22KXX
hi fellow tech's.would appreciate any help you can give me on this good customers car.this camry was purchased new by this has 90% h way miles.has been serviced regularly and religiously since new.since about 70k miles it has developed mild to mode...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Stall VIN: 2T1BR12E71
When starting car first thing in the morning and driving a few feet it will stall. It will then start no problem. While in park and stepping on the accerator there is a hesitation. Fuel pressure is 45 p.s.i. Have clean injectors. I have replaced injector clean...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12EX1
hey-got this 2001 corolla with a p0446 code evap vent control ciruit malfunction-with my scanner i can control on/off oopertion of all three solenoids and seem to be working. i can also draw a vac. and purge vac through scanner and test gas cap on vehicle same... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent control circuit malfunction)
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Two rear brake lamps
i was wondering if a old school WV tech could lead me a little as I have made little head way on this unit. As previously stated i have proceeded as needed for circuit check. As this system runs circuitry through vehicle I have not been able to find open in br...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSB81H6W
Car was towed in as a no start. Has spark and fuel no codes. Did get it started after a tune up. Car ran fine. Wouldn't restart after sitting, plugs would gas foul. KOEO maf reading 27.76 grams per second, engine load 28.5 no change with maf unplugged. no vol...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M41
Car came in with P0171 in history woth MIL light on. Have gone through diagnostic flow chart. No Vac leaks fuel pressure good. Any help would be great. Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Power to AC clutch VIN: WVWPD63BX2
This Passat has no power to the A/C clutch.The system is full of Refrigerant.If I use my Power Probe and power up the Compressor,the AC will work and is cold.I have searched the fix archives and checked components mentioned there.I jumped the ambient temp sens...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L turbo VIN: YV1VS2551T
Hey guys, Need some help. This car came in very low on power & smoking blue smoke like a freight train. Initial evaluation determined that the turbo had shaft broken in two. We replaced with a rebuilt turbo. Customer pickup up the vehicle & drove for approxima...

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1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Seat Vertical Adjustment VIN: 1G4CW52K3X
The TSB was the fix for the parts, Believe it or not once I got a PN# my local parts supplier was able to locate the parts. Thanks everyone for the quick responses.
1987 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6C05155K
Thanks to you guys. Did not received the long idle relearn procedure but this one help. Disconnect the battery for 30 min. hit the brake, then reconnect battery. Start the car and let idle till the fan came on, turn a/c on for 1 min. then put the car in drive ... Trouble codes: E030 (isc control).
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G1YY3388L
Thanks for the input. I was almost sure it was the traction control kicking in on a wheel spin but could not and still have not convinced the onwer that that is what is going on which is a normal function of the system. He wants it disconnected but we will not...
1992 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBDM19ZXN
I'm going to close this one out. I haven't heard anything back form the customer. The van ran good when I test drove it. The fix was ignition module. Thank you to those who responded. It was a great help.
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start VIN: 1GNDU06D3R
Ok the fix for this vehicle was a new dist. harness. Not 100% why but it fixed van. For all that said crank sensor, NO it doesn't have one. The diode that is in the harness must be doing something when it gets hot. We got a used dist. and swapped the harness t...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L wipers,parking VIN: 2G1FP22KXW
I sent thanks I think to all that responded. Customer Traded in Car so it did not get fixed. Info sent said to replace Cover, replace Motor,check for warrenty, one said parking paw is at transmission. I don't know the answer cause Car is gone. Thanks to all. B...
1991 Dodge Colt 200 GT 1.5L No Start VIN: JP3BU24A7M
As per most of the replies and from the archives, this colt needed an ECM. I managed to borrow a wiring diagram to double check my wiring. We were able to find a used computer at the wrecker. Thanks for the help!
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Misfire, #1 Cylinder dead VIN: 3B7HC13Z1V
Thank you all so much for all the responses. I got different suggestions but the ones about valve seating were the ones that helped. Engine running compression test revealed valve seating problem. Informed customer of the need for a valve job but have not rece...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N61
Thanks for the replies. Turned out being in the bulkhead connector like some of you suggested. Terminals were burn't. Repair connector and all is well. Thanks again!! Trouble codes: P0123.
1969 Ford MACH 1 428CID Charging VIN: 9F02R10634
thanks for the fast replys,found our bad wire in no time with the correct diagram. thanks to all for the info,stephen,henry,johnie and to auto repair of rialto & bill for sending me the guys are great and thanks again for the quick response
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP74W4V
thanx to all that replied...had 30 responses to my post...& 28 got it exactly right...removed maf for further inspection as per recommendations..elements were FILTHY,GRIMY...took a q-tip with some rubbing alcohol,cleaned elements...replaced fuel filter for goo... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system too lean), P0174 (bank 2 system too lean).
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Front pads VIN: 2FMDA5148W
closing it at this time. the customer will be back in a month or so to recheck her brakes. thanks for all of those fellow members that replied. Ill be checking the rear clyinders for their operation
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
Well it is fixed. I want to personally thank;Rick, Christina,Scott,Phil,Michael,Henry,Mike,Mark,Mark,Bob,Paul, Alex [...]. Please accept my apologies if I missed anyone. The repair was the MAF sensor. I tried cleaning it to no avail. I replaced... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cranks-No Start VIN: 1FAFP4041Y
Thank You to William and Phillip both from North Carolina.The PCM in this car shut down due to a short to ground on the VREF (351) CKT from the PCM.All four items on this CKT was disconnected and the short was still there.Found the short in the TRUNK !!! This ...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3FAFP31391
Well, we got it to run a little better. After a minor tune up and cleaning the mass air flow sensor and consulting with the dealer over and over, the car seems to run a bit better. The vin was run for the free fix, but was built too early for the recall. We di...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11U91
hello again all, most said to check the maf sensor. we replaced it and the fuel trims went alot closer to zero then they were. the truck is back on the road now and we will see what happens thanx to all dave Trouble codes: P0174.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L battery light VIN: 1FTWW33F92
Tanks to all that replied. I think those of you who pointed towards a diode problem were right. We replaced the alternator and light has been off for 2 weeks and all working great at this time. Thanks again
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBE186XV
Thanks for the help. Rodney: I had inj pulse. Mike: I think on this car that crk sensor for misfire diag. only. Billy: I had a square waveform on the white wire. I rechecked the fix data base and found that Russell Drew 10/13/03 had about the same problem. The...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2HGED6454M
Thanks to all who replied. The idle controller tested bad. While the vehicle was here for repair the customer had to have back surgery and will not be driving for some time. He declined repairs, so I do not know if a new controller would have fixed it.
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87AX2
thanks for the three replies. we pulled the pan to see if the filter was possibly loose. it was stilltight so we repaced it and refilled the pan, its seems to have fixed the problem.
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1NA351XL
Thanks again for all of you help with this Miata. It turns out that the intake cam was off one tooth. I did the Timing belt and was carefull with the crank shaft key wedge Eddie from Georgia said that he has seen them fall of or get out of round. Once the timi...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L hard hot restart VIN: WDBCA37AXE
Thanks Iatn 7 people who replied told me of the fuel accumulator problem so I did the test. Which is to pull the rubber hose from the accumulator and pinch it off then start engine if fuel is coming from the accumulator there is a blown dighphragm inside. Well...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L vacuum diagram VIN: WDB1070451
Morning again, Lucky me, my neighbor had a similar car in his shop and I copied the vacuum layout on it. Every thing works great and she purrs. Thanky for all the replies, especially Tech wrench. Goody, Goody, Goodbye, Paul.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Misfire VIN: WDBCA39D6H
well this was an easy one because of iatn!! mark and marino had it right. we had 1 fuelpump not working because of a broken wire at the pump. wires were needed also to remove single missfire. the mercedes dealer put on a fuel filter recently and when the car r...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S7V
Thanks for all those that reply to this Engine light on problem. We had to let this vehicle go because of customer request. After the recommanded diagnostic and electrical check, we have to conclude and agreed with Ben-Zion from Israel the ECM need replaceme... Trouble codes: P0155 (Oxygen Sensor Heater Fault B2S1), P0161 (Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit B2S2).
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser S 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G3AL54N3N
so far this one wont idle correctly after performing several different relearn proceedures. customer didnt want to go any further.thanks for the replies guys.
2000 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1P6T78JBH8
thank you all for the replies i unpluged all the module one at a time and still no communication to ECM Installed new ECM and the problem is fixt. Thank you all.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2NE52T8X
I technically haven't fixed it yet, but I have found the problem. Those of you who said excessive oil pressure were correct. The oil pressure would reach 180 psi on cold starts, this would in turn pump up the lifters which would hold the valves open. There is ... Trouble codes: P0705 (Trans Range Sensor Ckt).
1999 Saturn SW2 1.9L Unknown VIN: 1G8ZK8279X
Morning, I finally got it, I called the ATSG people about the book I just bought on this trans. The Mitchel manual sometimes leaves details out. The book was revised in 2006, but only had non obdII codes. They wanted to charge me $25 for talking to a tech, but...
2001 Saturn SC1 1.9L monitors wont run VIN: 1G8ZP12861
a few responses i got were about different ways to do a drive cycle, but in this area, you do 2 complete drive cycles just to get to the grocery store, and the customer had driven the car for 3 weeks. so i went with the next most popular response which was to ...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L transaxle VIN: 453BG6854X
Thanks for the help on this one. The three replies that said to look closely at the large bearing on the center differential in the transfer case were right on. The bearing felt good with oil still on it, but closer inspection revealed severe pitting on the in...
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start VIN: JT111UJ800
Hi Everybody thank you for all the help, most of all replies suggested the cable harness next to the egr valve, but i checked the cables nothing no wires look melted, i beleive it is the engine wiring harness but the customer decided to take it to the dealer. ... Trouble codes: 42 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Signal Abnormal).
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3HJ85J5T
Hi Everyone. After following the wiring harness again for the fourth time. lol We did find a bare wire underneath the truck where part of the harness had fallen and it would bounce off the drive shaft and eventually caused a bare wire to come through and to gr...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start, VIN: JTEGH20V02
The short pin was the key many thanks to every one and double that to the tech who had the right info.I don't ask many times I think this is my secound time. We are all in this together and helping each makes the differents. Thanks again Trouble codes: B2796.
2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Tranny fluid VIN: 2T1LR32E15
Thanks everybody for help, as most responses suggested, I adviced the customer to buy this car and do the transmission fluid flush with Toyota fluid.
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA21H9R
Well sure enough - most all of you thought the timing belt was off and your right - the car came in with the code set - we serviced the car and replaced the timing belt - but when we replaced the timing belt we put it on like it came off (one tooth off) after ... Trouble codes: 00515 (Camshaft position sensor G40).
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWRA81HXR
Was able to resurrect the radio by pushing the 'mode' and 'scan' buttons simutaneously, which brought up the display to enter the code number. Caught a break there, as the last person had written the code in very small letters on the radio case...Entered the f...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L headlight VIN: 3VWCS21C51
Thanks for all the helpful replies. All of the responses were similar. The trick is to get a grip on that plastic ring in order to rotate it. Some of you melted a hot tipped screwdriver into the plastic, another drilled a hole and used a punch to lever it aroo...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M41
it was as simple as a bad coil. i checked for spark individually and #1 and #6 had no spark. the coils come as a complete unit with module(spendy). when i removed the old coil assembly there was a discoloring on the back side of the 1,6 coil and cracks all ove... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0303 (cyl 2 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire).
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: WVWPE63BX4
hello everyone, Well it is fixed.Most of you replied that yes,the Bosch maf sensor does have a high failure rate,but the intake and EGR are prone to carboning up also.I removed the plastic cover under front of vehicle so that I can see things a little easier... Trouble codes: P0101 (p0299-), P0299 (p2196-), P2196.
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