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2000 Audi A6 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL4BXYN
This vehicle has been a nightmare for me. Long story short. The heads were rebuilt after a cam chain tensioner failure which caused many MIL codes. $3700 later,... including all gaskets relavent to a head job replaced with new. 75 miles later the above lean co... Trouble codes: 17536 (fuel trim lean bank one), 17538 (fuel trim lean bank two)
1993 BMW 850Ci 5.0L rear sway bar VIN: WBAHD6321S
if anyone knows the correct time to change this rear sway bar it would be a big help. alldata pays one hour, the dealer wants about twenty plus an alignment. i can tell you that the rear subframe assembly must come most of the way out of the car, if not entire...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L clutch VIN: WBAHE1317R
Any good BMW techs out there. This is my first BMW I've ever owned. Vehicle drives perfectly except that every time I drive usually at a stop or almost a stop the vehicle makes a howling noise for a few seconds up to a minute. The noise will go away sometimes ...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGH8342Y
I have this 740il that we did a valve job on. It had burnt exhaust valves and smoking bad. We cleaned engine, it had the worst slug I have ever seen in a engine. I ordered the tools to lock the cams and set the cam sensors. The trouble is I keep getting a 034 ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGH83411
car has a random message "trans failsafe prog" that will disappear at key shutoff and not return when presented to us for do you extract history codes or data stream from this car. i have snapper 2500 and mastertech.any clues?
2003 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADN53433
Hello all, We are trying to locate a part for this BMW, dealer is of no help. On the floorboard of right front area is a small black box, 3"X 3"X 1" tall this is some kind of Motorola communications device according to the chip in the box. It also has a small ...
1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L alternator VIN: 1G4CU5313P
original problem was volt meter in dash droped to 10 volts. customer did not wan't problem diagnosed, just wanted to replace alternator. on initial start no load voltage reading is 13.9 volts. alternator will put out 100 amps on request. loaded with headlamps,...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Performance VIN: IG4HP54K1Y
This is not a dual climate control system. 68 degrees out drivers side and 41 degrees out of pass side. Car came in with no a/c complaint. Tech ck air on drivers side and it was 70 degrees. He sucked the system down and recharged to find that it was not low on...
1987 Cadillac Allante 4.1L headlights, brake, parking, dash lights, no radio, VIN: 1G6VR3172H
Hello I have a caddy, allante that runs but no outside lights of any kind, no heating system, no radio, no dash, check many fuses with no problem found. Has a very odd lighting system. The cooling fan on the radiator runs all the time the key is on. The heat...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Vibration VIN: 1G6KD52Y5T
Hi guys. I have this caddy that I can't find this vibration. I have replaced the tires, rotors, axles, swapped hub bearings, still no help. I feels like right front. I used a vibration analyzer and it tells me it is the final drive. Starting to consider maybe ...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1G6KS52Y1V
can any one tell me where the orvice tube is on this looks like it should be at the evaporator but there is not one there[someon may have removed it at the fitting was loose at the evaporator
1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KS54Y3W
Hi hope someone can HELP? Engine overheats under load. Previous shop replaced water pump vehical still overheating told customer needs head gaskets. First thing we did was block test. Passed block test. Thought T-stat may be stuck. Replaced T-stat still no cha...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L No Start, Hard Cold Start VIN: 2G1FP22S6R
Thanks in advance for your help, this one is killing me. Originally vehicle came in as an intermittent hard start, customer would have to apply throttle 1/2-3/4 way before vehicle would start. This usually occured for him cold. Of course we verified the condit... Trouble codes: 82 (3X Sensor Error)
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G1JF5247S
hi. car has died 3 times in six mo. restarts right does this just driving along. it hasnt died for me. scan data looks normal except for injector pulse width is at 6.7 ms and long term trim is at 118. the only clue is in scan data , and it says quad dr...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Internal Trans VIN: 1GNEC16K8S
I am trying to rebuild my first transmission (do you here the jaws music playing in the background?). So please don't be critical of my ignorance. The trans is a 4l60e. Its problem was it would take off at first start up and start slipping after about half a b...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1GND52J8Y6
This ones a little strange . One of my techs started working on this and it started out as a classsic ign switch probelm ,anti theft light coming on ect, he replaced the key tumbler and switch ,was good for a few days then acting up again with out the anti the... Trouble codes: P1626 (loss of class 2 data)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L electric windows, door lock & dome light VIN: 1GNDS13S22
hey guys, this trailblazer has an intermittant problem with the ele windows, door locks and dome light that happens all at the dame time. when the dome light will not turn off, you cannot operate the door locks or the electric windows from the master door swit...
2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L pads VIN: KLITD62604
This silly little thing came in for a brake inspection. I removed all four wheels and found the brakes to be in like-new condition. However, when the brakes are applied at 55 mph +/-, there is an terrible noise coming out of the front. Sounds like a bearing go...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R1T
This vehicle came from another shop. After testing and disconnecting sensors for possible shorts and testing wiring harness for resistance plus shorts. Not sure why but all 3 coil drivers work on ATM testing with scanner. But in when cranking coil drivers 1 an...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L aux ac unit VIN: 2B4GP44R5V
came in for no rear ac, blower works fine found ststem about 1.5 lbs low on freon reserviced with correct amount of r-134, still no cooling. Replace expansion valve still no cooling. also checked the blend door and it was closed to the heater. Performed an inn...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L body VIN: ID7HU18ZX2
hi guys i know im bad at repling but sometimes i forget. ive got the new mitchell and it helps great. ive got this truck with a bad noise drive straight down the road and rock the wheel and you feel a banging noise under the seat. the front end is tight and th...
2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3AD56M82
Attention all chrysler techs we need some help on this one. car came in with the above two codes, monitered system. both running at just over 4 volts. replaced both front o2 sensors, no change. ended up replacing pcm w/ a reflash, still no change. pulled upper... Trouble codes: P0132, P0152
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L compressor VIN: 1D7HU18N33
Good morning group. The problem i have this morning is with my personal vehicle. I have an 03 Dodge Ram 1500 that the a/c will not work on if i leave it out in the sun for about 1 hour or more. The compressor will not engage. If i get in it and drive it for ab...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L No Start, no scan data VIN: 3D7KU28C74
Good morning, Please read this whole post before replying. This Ram DROVE into our parking lot on a Friday with the complaint of a check engine light on and when I got to it several days later it was a CRANK-NO-START. I tried to look up the code but our scanne...
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L LR wheel sensor VIN: 14GDP24RO4
This van has me. I have a code 14 that wont clear ever. I have 10.5v at the 12v supply but no voltage on the signal wire. I checked continuity from the controler to the sensor and have the same on the R signal wire as the L wire,checked the connector and all s...
1968 Ford Mustang 289CID Steering system VIN: 8R01C10535
This vehicle originally came in with power steering leaks at hoses and control valve. After replacing the control valve with a reman unit (not a good idea) and new hoses that had been reconfigured, the P/S system was hard to turn in both directions in certain ...
1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAPP6041K
thanks to everyone that reads this and replys. have this car came in from another shop. they replaced plugs, cap, rotor and wires. i hooked it up to the modis, no codes obd1 no data. i have checked voltage drop on coil on distributor, on tfi module, compressio...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L no power VIN: 1FTCR15X2V
this vehicle acts like plugged converter, we disconnected exhaust to find no problem there,fuel pressure is good,disconnect maf air flow sensor no change, maf sensor reading seem ok,tps is reading and sweeps good,o2s switch good,vehicle idles good, small vacuu...
1999 Ford F-250 5.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTRF27L3X
Need help with this one. Truck runs fine most of the time but intermittantly, on heavy accel,cruising,stopping, truck will die. When this happens I lose the speedometer and odometer. Truck won't start back up until I cycle the key off and on. No codes are stor...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP44413
this vehicle came to use from a body shop to recharge a/c, because the condensor was replaced. we charged with the proper amount, when the vehicle was first started the high side pegged our gauge and the compressor was very noisey, at this point we removed the...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L manual ac controler VIN: 1FDWF36P35
i have a f350 superduty blowing out only from defrost vents. no vacum supply going to controler. has some kind of vacum pump or something like that. have not really seen this kind of set up before. need a ford tech to please help
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW31P35
hi group customer decided to steam clean engine compartment thought it was dirty go figure, anyway know it has a bad idle surge or misfire and sounds weird when first started in morning. scanned pcm came up with codes listed, cleared codes and they come right ... Trouble codes: P2284, P2623
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L reverse VIN: 1HGCB7659M
Calling all Honda transaxle techs... HELP!!! I have this '91 Accord that I picked up for my wife and I am at wits end with it. The car originally had no reverse, just would rev up and make a loud buzzing noise, pulled transaxle apart and found the reverse gear...
1997 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
I have this honda that will intermittly set lean codes. When driven with the scanner ST FT stay at about 2%, long term about 5%, but sometime on decel ST FT rise to 30%. Car has had major tune up including wires,cap,rotor,air and fuel filter and valve adjustme... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L ebcm? VIN: 5GRGN23U63
Hello I have this 2003 Hummer H2 With an ABS and TRACTION lights on and code c0110. I have checked power and grounds wich are ok Resistance of pump motor is about 50 Ohms checked with DMM resistance between pump motor wires and motor case approx 500000 Ohms. I...
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L between Eng & Trans VIN: JACDH58W9R
I hope maybe some Isuzu techs have seen this problem. This vehicle makes a strange noise at all temps and can be heard mostly at an idle. The noise is not from the top end and it is not a valve train noise which I hear is a fairly common problem with these veh...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L blend door VIN: SAJNX2743S
vehicle came in with evap leak after replacement upper servo wont allow blend door to open for center dash vent removed dash again to double check and all is as it should be except no operation of upper servo alldata offers little help please jag guys help me
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L ac VIN: 1J4CZ58S9S
Car came in originally with ac not working. We have done many of these jeeps with ac problems. This one had an evaporator leak. evaporator was soaked with dye and leaves. We replaced the evaporator and orifice tube line and accumulator (very rusted). charged s...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L ride control VIN: 1J4FA49S2Y
This Wrangler has developed a severe shimmy at around 50mph. It is intermittent and seems to be set off by small bumps. Once it starts it can get pretty violent- the steering wheel and body really shakes. You need to slow down to around 35 to get it to stop so...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4FF48SXY
I am posting this one for one of my co-techs in the shop. This one came to the shop w/ a hard start problem on cold soak. But once it started running it runs fine. No codes and all sensors are on spec. My co-tech replaced the IAC motor cause it won't stay idle...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L pads VIN: SALJY124XV
Hey Guys!! I have a peculiar complaint regarding this Land Rover after our shop performed a routine front brake job. The vehicle came in with failed brake pads due to wear and scored rotors. We replaced the rotors due to lack of thickness and install new a Wan...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L eas VIN: SALLPAMJ4V
Suspension malfunction,compressor don't start up, air springs are empty of air . System is resting on rubber stoppers. I've noticed a new pump is installed . Open ignition switch and indicators light X 4 (ride hight positions) flash for 30 second then stay on ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L ignition wires VIN: SALTW12471
thanks in advance. i'm finishing up a head gasket replacement and i was told the coils are number which they are (1234, 1234).i have mitchell on demand and i'm trying to locate the correct ignition wiring for the spark plug wires. i have the two coils that sit...
1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT8VZ30C5S
customer has a concearn of the vehicle overheating only at idle, cruise it's ok. cooling system is ok. it's bled properly. but for some reason it feels like the hydraulic cooling fan isn't turning as fast as it should. i know it's controlled by a cooling fan e...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L blower motor VIN: JT6HF10V1X
Hi toyota techs. have this rx300 cant get blower motor fan to work. checked relays,power at blower motor red wire. no power at black wire. recharged system with a/c day later customer said fan stopped working. Can't seem to get proper wiring or diagram info. A...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, lacks power VIN: JT6HF10U3X
This vehicle has negative fuel trims on bank 2 and positive trims on bank 1. I tried swapped af sensors from side to side and trims remained the same. I have replaced MAF and 1 igntion coil. This suv has no power sounds like pinging under load. I have checked ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306, P0171, P0172
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L reminders VIN: 1LNHM87A12
Car came in for a lube, oil and filter and a a/c filter replacement required. We replace the cabin air filter and tried to reset the reminder but it wont let us. We use the instructions from alldata and out of the owners manual but neither worked. It gets to t...
1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Ignition VIN: 1YVGE31D8S
This car came in with a 40 amp fuse that keeps blowing in the under hood fuse box. The cover to the fuse box calls it a Ig. Key fuse, I looked on Mitchell on Demand and this fuse goes to ignition switch, engine, power windows, sunroof, wipers and such. When I ...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22631
Hello, This is back In my shop for this PO421 code I Am reading alldata.I changed front o2 sensor and cleared codes and The car is back in two days I kind of figured That? Before I go crazy Would I have A bad cat,Alldata says front sensor would cause this or ... Trouble codes: P0421
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L long shift from 1st to 2nd VIN: WDBBA45ABE
Hello Mercede techs... I have this 84/380 SL Auto. I just changed the pan gasket because it was leaking and filled it up with standard Dextron ATF. Now the customer complains of late shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. she swore that it shifted perfect before the ...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4M2DV1112V
this customer bring this va because has code PO135 other mechanic cut the connector in the o2 sensor bank#1 sensor#1 now i tried to connect without connector because i can't find it but i don't now the order or color .please any ideas how i can hook up the wir...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1MEFM66L0W
this thing has a bad noise in the front cover, i think?? sound like the bearings are out of the thing but the noise i believe is in the front cover. listening it sounds like it is at the top of the bal. towards the front. inside the cover. since it is an 7 hr ...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L abs module VIN: 2MEFM74W5X
This Grand Marquis originally came in with the anti-lock, and the trac-off lights on. I Pulled three codes from the abs module, C1095 - Hyd. pump motor circuit failure, B1342 - ECU internal Failure, B1676 - Batt. Voltage out of range. I proceeded to test the g...
1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L right front wheel VIN: 6MMAP37P8X
When you drive at any speed and come to an abrupt stop, but not hard enough to kick in abs. The noise almost sounds like an oversize tire rubbing on fender. I can not find anything loose in the suspension, or anything wrong with the brakes either. Any thing wo...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L radio VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7S
car lost #5 cylinder, causing rough idle and no high end power; I replaced #5 injector and everything was great for 3 days; car lost #5 cylinder again, yet high end power was still better than before, per customer. Intermittently, it would run great for a sho... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire on cyl 5)
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1T
Vehicle came in with P1320 primary ignition fault.This is my only code. Vehicle runs fine no misfires. Replaced all 6 coils and plugs. Road tested on third road test light came back on. No driveability problems. Have had this code before on other nissans and r... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary ignition fault)
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S1T
pickup came in and would idle but would not pick up rpms. had code for primary ignition. traced back to distrbutor which we replaced (and complete tune up) now the truck runs beter but check engine light comes back on with same ignition code and swirl control ... Trouble codes: P1320 (primary ignition), P1130 (swirl control valve)
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3NKB51011L
hello everybody and thanks before hand. we have a 2001 nissan sentra that came ino on a hook. the car would start and as soon as it got warm enought out to get off fast idle it would die. we checked iac step it was around 60 to 65 when it was hot and cold. we ...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Car came in as no start. Opened hood and saw #3 ignition coil melted. Hooked up scanner and no commuincation. Diagnosed defective PCM. Replaced coil and PCM. Now I have communication and fuel pressure, but still no start with P0340 Code. I have checked grounds... Trouble codes: P0340 (No Cam Sensor Signal)

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D7X
I'm calling this one fixed. I tried switching the coils to see if the miss follows and it didn't. Many replies said the power output stage (ignition module) can cause a miss on any cylinder, not just #2 as is most common. The module fixed the miss and it has b... Trouble codes: P0301.
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L flywheel VIN: WBAHC2314L
thank you everyone.sorry for delayed reply our shop got real busy.all dowel pins were in place,no crankshaft play,we finally determined that the torque converter was the problem.a european tech told us this isnt common on bmw's but mercedes benz do it.
1983 Buick Riviera 5.0L lock-up VIN: 1G4E25H687
i replaced lock-up solenoid but customer states still acts up at times but not like before?? ty for the help.
1988 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP54C1J
Found the Dorman Balencer, Replaced the sensor, Measure over and over the air gap for the sensor the car hass been gone a week now with no return. Thanks everyone.
1988 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BN51H5J
Thanks to Dan [...] for getting me to thinking more about how this system looks for a knock during the functional teat performed by the ECM. I had my mind wrapped around the part of the trouble tree that looks for the ESC signal staying low for too long a... Trouble codes: 43 (ESC Voltage Low To ECM).
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19KXS
Thanks IATN!!! I got many great responses with a lot of helpful new tricks to add to my arsenal. Jim from AL and Gary from AZ got this one right. They pointed toward the MAP sensor. From their input and the testing I did, I felt good about replacing it. The tr... Trouble codes: 15 (Engine Coolant Temperature ECT Sensor Circuit High Low Temp.), 34 (Manifold Absolute Pressure MAP Sensor Circuit Low High Vacuum), 35 (Idle Air Control IAC Error), 54 (Fuel Pump Relay Circuit Low Voltage).
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCFG15W6W
Sorry for the long wait. but I just got the car back on monday I got A used computer for it and sent it to the dealer to get flashed .The tip off was when this ran bad it would not set a code and it ran bad enough to at least set misfire codes when I pulled ou...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L 2nd, 4th, VIN: 1GCCS1958Y
I monitored the A&B shift soleniod with a vantage multi-meter and the 1-2 solenoid had battery voltage when computer commanded the solenoid to turn off. I checked the wiring from PCM to trans and wiring was ok. Replaced PCM and cured problem. Thanks Ted from M...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L p/s pump VIN: 1GNEK13Z62
after flushing system and verifying steering wheel position sensor was reading correctly , I replaced steering gear and problem was solved . I then had to argue with extended warranty company for 3 days to get paid on job
1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L intake manifold VIN: 1B7GR14X1J
Hey everyone thanks for all your help. What I ended up finding was I used the end cork gaskets which kept the intake up . So I just used rtv on the ends.Just want to say thanks again for all your input. This is a great site.
1992 Dodge Stealth 3.0L starter VIN: JBE3XE74C2
Thanks for the replies. I found that none of the door locks were sending a signal to the alarm ECU when the doors were unlocked. Both of the door locks had the wiring laying loose inside the doors. I repaired the wiring and the vehicle is repaired.
1995 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4GH253XS
Customer took vehicle, hasn't returned. I would like to fix this one, but we haven't heard from the guy that owns the vehicle
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start VIN: 1B4GP54L3T
Thanks to all who replied! Sorry for the delay in posting the fix. Because our inability to flash chrysler pcm we send it out on the dealer. It was exactly right that the pcm is bad. Dealer replaced it and it start and runs fine. I really appreciate the time a...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L lights VIN: 2C3HH46R7X
Well thanxs for te replies all are good helps to think better with other input, however I checked the harness on back of engine, disconnected the ingnition switch and still lights would flash on and off very rapidly faster than a anti theft problem then stay o...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Headlight VIN: 1B7KF23Z81
I am going to close this as not fixed but I will get to it. A day after I posted this help request my customer who ownes this truck and is also a friend, died with his 3 kids in a house fire. Thanks guys for the good info. I will post the fix when I get back t...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Starter VIN: 1B4HS28N01
It's been three weeks since I Checked the connections on the trans and computers and the problem has not resurfaced, but it was intermittant to begin with so only time will tell if the problem was connection related. I received 5 replies with some good informa...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B8GP74L41
sorry guys i don't have a fix just yet, i'm waiting for another shop to reflash may pcm, i figure it's worth triing before i buy an 600.00 pcm. Trouble codes: P0601.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24R55
Yes, I found the problem, there was a bad connection in the wiring harness. I repaired all three wires to selonoid and rerouted it. Thanks, Eric Trouble codes: C00DE, 499 (evap system checked power and ground in circuit to solenoid).
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FMR4176XX
I realy gave up on this expedition after i put 3 new sw`s at least thought they new but not from the dealer so we deside to take it to dealership they put a ford new sw and is fixed do you beleive that i just learned not to buy after market electrical parts.Th...
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZA54634
Thanks for all the replies. Most of you said these have alot of MAF issues, and to clean or replace. I cleaned the MAF, and had to give the vehicle back to the customer right away due to lack of time to drive it myself. The customer has not returned for their ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1992 Geo Tracker 1.6L No start-runs rich VIN: 2CNBJ18U7N
Many replies mentioned cam and crank alignment and THAT was the fix. Vehicle came in with cam pulley mark retarded 4 teeth and I thought that a Back-Yard Bob had mis-timed the cam. This vehicle MAY have an incorrect cam pulley on it. Alldata AND the shop manua...
1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMRA1868T
We tested this vehicle over two weeks and were never able to induce a failure again! Without a hard failure we will not be able to confirm any diagnosis. Tried looking at scope patterns, wiggle tests and other items suggested, all tests proved inconclusive. Se... Trouble codes: 8 (TDC position sensor error).
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Compressor VIN: 1HGEM21912
I received several replies all with great advice. As suggested we tried the thermal regulator on top of the compressor and the thermal regulator that is in the evaporator box. When we took down the evap box we noticed that the computer was not bolted up. The c...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L a/c VIN: JNKCV54E83
Sorry for the long fix but i had to wait on parts. It turned out that there was a recall on the a/c circuit board but this car didnt fall into the id# range. I talked with Infiniti and they said that the board would not fit this car and this model only came as...
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JACDH58W2P
didn't get many responses to this.but steve from new mexico offered help on de-carbonizing it with a procedure using gm tec.i tried it but still has low vac from plenum i'm going to pull it apart see how far i have to go.ty.
1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1J4FJ28P2V
sorry i took so long to reply customer finally stoped in after two missed appointments customer did not want to fix but most replies where for the crank sensor.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW58N1X
well i did not hook up a lab scope to the crank sensor, seeing how it was only $30 bucks, so i put one in last night and drove the truck for a long time and had no problems, so i'm going to call this one a fix. thanks for the help. shawnone
1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L 4th gear VIN: JM3LV5223K
I have repaired this transmission myself by performing the following suggested items: Transgo Shiftkit (the tech support at transgo was SUPURB!) Clean the valve body out (part of the transgo kit work). Replace the high clutch drum (slightly scorced from heat w...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Steering VIN: WDBCA39D8G
Wow, Thanks for all the help on this one and yes the overwhelming census was in fact the steering damper. The old one was dead and that stopped the shuddering but the cause of the shudder, what really caused it to start is a bad tire. To the naked eye the tire...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Climate control VIN: WDBHA28E1R
This customer is considering selling vehicle so I am closing out for now. I received several replies pointing toward the heater control valve (duo valve). Thanks for all help.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E5W
this one was a real pain,the 02 sensor bank 2 sensor 1 was losing ground for the 02 sensor heater intermittenly. we traced the wires to terminal # 34 at the ECU & the pin was pulled from the connector. the wires to the 02 sensor were pulled back in the connect... Trouble codes: P0150 (front left O2 sensor), P0460.
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Lack of power VIN: WDBKK47F6W
Customer decided to trade vehicle as is. The problem was shorted supercharger clutch causing failure of driver in ME control unit. The clutch also had damaged the snout of the supercharger. Found several suppliers of supercharges through internet search but wh... Trouble codes: P0806 (Magnetic supercharger clutch malfunction.).
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6ED26Y7Y
Hello all technicians that replied. The fuel pump was not the problem. It was the connector to pump. Unplugged and inspected connector, green with build up. There was a recall for this problem, as you have informed me. Customer notified Nissan dealer and repor...
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L temp control VIN: 1GHDT13WXW
my boss started to fix the truck when i got to dive in. well he diagnosed it to be a blend door accuator and pluged it in to the truck and it didnt work so he bought a new one and did the same thing and it didnt work. so i then checked it out and came up with ...
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L radiator VIN: 1GHDX03F8X
Again I want to thank everbody who offered me help with this problem. I had bot the block and the heads tested for cracks, and nothing came up. I pressured check the oil cooler throuh the coolent passage, and nothing. So I clamped 2 steel plate to either side ...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L abs VIN: WPOCB2988Y
Reinstalled unit a second time, must have had a faulty connection. now all is well, thanks for the replies.
1994 Saturn SL1 1.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G8ZH559XR
ok, well, we installed a factory ignition module, and according to the tech, it ran alittle better. the custome opted not to spend any more time or money on the car...
2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 2T1FF28PY9
Friends we tried on this but no luck; except buy new ECM or used with key and ign. cylinder. Recommendations to flash the PCM or get the 'seed number' from Toyota for reprogramming didn'n work because this ECM can't be reset. Appreciate the input.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ready monitors VIN: 3VWRA81H2T
Thanks to all who responded. The fix was a bosch front oxygen sensor and to disconnect and join the battery cables. It took three trips from dead cold to set the monitors.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWPD69M01
thanks for the replies, i can always count on help here. it was not an egr problem, the misfireing showed up at higher throttle/ rpm/ boost. the maf was changed twice with no difference in running. the spark amplifier / ignition module, spark plugs, and coils ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor bank 1 circuit malfunction), P0300 (multiple cylinder missfiring), P0301, P0303 (cylinder 3 intermitant missfire), P0304.
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