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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L cam timing VIN: 1GFTYU456Y
This car was at a nearby body shop for front end damage. As the story goes the coolant jug was cracked but undetected resulting in coolant loss and subsequent gasket damage. Water pump impeller is fine. We bought the cam fixture, timing pin and temporary tensi...
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L brake lite VIN: 1GNCT18Z8K
When the battery is diconnected the brake lite will stay off for about 5 km. I have diconnected the wire at the e-brake and at the porportion valve. The ignition switch is supplying the power to turn on the brake lite. I have replaced the igintion switch with ...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY32P8R
After engine is at operating temp.and heat soaks for 20-30 minutes. Engine cranks for 5-8 sec. before starting,when cold fires immmeadiatly.Have replaced Ignition Coil Module and PCM.Power good at injectors at all times.With scanner hooked up when engine is cr...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M1S
This car has a miss on No. 1 cylinder. If I take the injector conector from 1 and move it to number 2 cylinder then the miss also goes to number 2. I have ran a new wire from the ECM to the injector. I have rplaced the ECM. I have checked the injector connecto...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W7V
Hello This blazer is giving my customer some real problems. It will stall intermittenly, door locks will operate allday by themselves, no apparent problems. He has researched this problem via the internet and has come with the idea of replacing the ignition sw...
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L fuel tank transfer VIN: 1GDKC34F8W
hi folks, i'm having trouble locating information on fuel tank transfer module wiring & pinpoint testing information. i understand that the frame mounted module reads fuel level input from each tank then trips secondary lift pump as required but was wondering ...
1999 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L No Start VIN: 2C1MR2225X
Hi, I hope their are GM Technitions out there who can help. Customer, Another shop, asked for help to reflash this vehicle ECU. Found this ECU was not reflashable. Ok now why will turn over, Crank, but no RUN. Ran the Tech 2 test found no codes and data was go...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Hesitation VIN: 1GNGK26JXX
We have this Chevy Suburban in here for a hesitation on light acceleration, say from a stop light then taking off. They also said that it seems to happen once in a while over 50mph when they give it more load. The problem is it is so intermitant that everytime... Trouble codes: P0107 (Map/Baro signal low or intermitant), P1107 (Same as above), P0327 (Knock Sensor Bank 1 Signal Low)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L fuel gauge message center VIN: 2GTEK19T7Y
This truck came in to us with a message center complaint. the fuel gauage will drop to empty and the low fuel light stays on as well as the message center starts flashing battery, low fuel, sevice 4wd, and security. sometimes if you shut truck down and restart...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L transfercase VIN: 2GCEK19T94
This tranfercase (246 np8)leaks at the gasket where the case halves join.Alldata shows how to take the rear case off but is not very specific.Also my questoin is can the rear case be removed or just seperated to clean and reseal,would be a lot simpler than rem...
1987 Chrysler New Yorker 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1C3BT56E9H
This turbo P O S belongs to a friend, (a retired tech), whom is doing most of this on his own and as asked for help. When started first thing in the morning it will idle fine all day if you don't accelerate. Once you do it will intermitently idle at 1600 rpms....
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Theft System VIN: 1C3EJ56H5S
Car towed from another shop - asked to get new keypad and program with my DRB3 - alarm armed and cannot disarm with key in drivers door - passenger door key cylinder mangled - ask other shop - car had been broken into years ago - since then he set and disarmed...
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L cruise control VIN: 1C4GJ44G2Y
when first road tested found when cruise turned on would set itself at various times. testing found cruise control voltage would vary from 5.0v to 4.0volt and anywhere in between when turning or hittting a bump found clockspring was bad replaced. now cc works ...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
Hi Everyone , have a few questions on this pt , It has an intermitant code PO122 and will set when hitting bumps . i replaced the tps and wiring about 6 months ago for the same code and now its back , i can make it set with the key on engine off if i wiggle th... Trouble codes: P0122
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L start/fuel fuse VIN: 1C3EL56U11
This vehicle came in on the hook and did not crank. Found the start/fuel fuse blown and the ABS/relays fuse blown as well. I replaced both fuses and the start/fuel fuse would blow immediately when I turned the key to run. That was yesterday and today I put the...
1995 Dodge B3500 5.2L emcc relay VIN: 2B5WB35Y1S
This 95 ram VAN 5.2L has a dead short in the emcc circut. To fix/diagnosis futher, I need a new EMCC relay(according to mitchell wiring diagrams,it's a special relay with 3 diodes in it) The dealers have been sending many that were wrong.They need a # of the o...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, hard start VIN: 1B7KF26W0T
This big Dodge dosent seem to want me to fix it. The owner states that the truck will start very hard intermittently. When it does finally start it will run rough and will stall without help from the driver. On the one occasion that it was symptomatic for me i...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L temp gauge VIN: 1B4HS2826X
need some info. this durango came from body shop, small hit to front, no coolant leaks. replaced radiator due to lower dowels breaking off but no leaks. body shop repaired, installed new rad. and condensor. filled and bled system, truck was good. gave back to ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF13Y91
RAM PICK UP - Runs great - 80)90% Of the time! - Intermittantly Under light load - Will misfie badly/ low power/ feel like it is going to stall - Just step on the gas + drive right thru it - Smooth/full power available. Fuel pressure is constant, even when pro...
2001 Dodge Dakota R/T 5.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7HGAZ61S
ok it will die and no start. when it won't start none of the relays will work. odometer will read "no bus" gauges will not work and scanner will not communicate will computer. IT WILL HAVE WARNING LIGHTS AND STARTER MOTOR CRANKS OVER just something is not ener...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.7L Exhaust Rocker Arm VIN: 1D7HA16K42
The costomer came back less than two days later and less than 100 miles later with the exact same problem. I then decided to go all of the way and removed the cylinder head to see what was holding the valve oppen. I assumed that this could be the only cause fo...
1998 Eagle 1500 ram van 5.2L rotors,pads VIN: 2B6HB11Y2W
when coming to a stop from about 40 to 50 mph left front at wheel clicks only with brakes applied worse when hot and sometimes sounds like thump rather than click.won't do it when moving slower.rotor is approx .006 to .006 thicknes variation can't do a lateral...
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L losses power VIN: 1FTCR15TXJ
Hello again, It's the same ford ranger as last time cust had for one week and the truck started to loss power while cruising again, I still cannot get this truck to repeat this while I have been driving it. This truck will only do this at cruising speeds of 65...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE30F1S
Sent this critter to dealer. They diagnosed 6 injectors as bad. Also called EBP sensor. We replaced all parts but still come up with codes and symptom, Ok cold, down to 4 cylinders when warm. Help! Trouble codes: P1271 (Injector circuit open cyl 1), P1273 (Injector circuit open cyl 3), P1275 (Injector circuit open cyl 5), P1277 (Injector circuit open cyl 7), P1293 (Open ground to right bank injectors)
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15Y8S
This vehicle came in for stalling and black smoke from tail pipe. There is no codes present. Cant get live data for this vehicle. Cold start is fine and will run fine all day. Once you shut it off and let it sit for appx 4 hours when you start it it will flood...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149W
guys and gals...this vehicle misfires badly after driven about 30 miles..ok cold.when it misfires it was flagging 4 cylinders.replaced plugs and the misfire went down to 2 cylinders 2 and 5..coil has good spark but the trigger from ecm looks real funny,not at ... Trouble codes: P0351, P1537, P0430
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U5Y
Car came in with cam sensor housing making noise we replaced housing and sensor and noise was gone, car ran great about 15 minutes later engine light came on with misfire monitor failure. I know there is a certian way to install the cam sensor housing but i do... Trouble codes: 1309 (Misfire monitor failure)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L a/c clutch VIN: 1FTYR14X5Y
a/c works for 10-30 minutes @ idle, then computer ungrounds wot clutch relay. a/c will work immediately if ignition is cycled off and on, as if something has been rebooted. a/c static pressure 100#. power supply to relay ok on both circuits, relay functions wh...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15E21
i have this ranger that turns the mil on every couple of days. code p0135 set each time. first time we replaced the downstream sensor. second time we checked out the circuit with no problems found between the sensor and computer. All of the o2 sensors look goo... Trouble codes: P0135
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 4x4 electrical system VIN: 1FTSF31F12
Vehicle was towed in on wednesday August 2, 2006 with a transmission not shifting complaint. After a short check, it was determined that the transfer case was stuck between 4x4 and 4x2 modes. In addition the lights on the dash do not operate when the switch is...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L vents VIN: 1FMDU73EX2
Ok This Explorer does not have Dual Automatic Temperature Control. Customer Complaining that the left side vents are blowing out hot air. Also Complained about hot air from roof vents. Well roof vents were easy ...he had the heat on. The Far left vent isnt blo...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55U63
i havent had much time to look at this car i did scan pcm voltage 14.4 & gem voltage 11.1 the radio will flicker & some dash lights will go into bulb check the car will lose power for 3 or 4 sec. has only happened 3 times in last 500 miles it has not happened ... Trouble codes: B1352 (ignition key in fault), B1318 (low battery votage)
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Air Bag VIN: 1GKDT13W0S
Working on my daughter's vehicle before she goes back to college. Vehicle has never been in a wreck as far as we know. She has owned it for 5 years now. For the past 6 months, the ari bag light has been comming on intermittently. Seems to be more common when t...
1996 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GKEL19WXT
Hey guys and gals I can't believe that we are asking for help again. This safari came into the shop with the customer complaint that at highway speeds when touching the brakes it pulls hard to the left. We found nothing wrong but changed the brake hose and cal...
1997 GMC Savana 3500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GDGG31WXV
Hi gang, I have read the numerous posts for this particular vehicle and have struck out thus far. The vehicle came in for died while driving and now no start. Vehicle has plenty of spark and WILL run on starting fluid. I have 63 lbs. of fuel pressure and tons...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L blower motor VIN: 1GKDT13W6W
Hi everyone. This vehicle is getting the best of me. Customer stated that the blower would not operate and the ABS light would come on. I replaced the blower motor resistor and everything worked great. That lasted a day. Now the blower will occasionally work o...
2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK63U71
Looking for known good CKP/CMP sync waveform, Search has not located anything truely usable, ordered A.C.E. CKP/CMP ref cd from AES but thats days few days off. [[...]} Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP signal error), P1336 (CKP variation not learned)
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GTGK29U91
Hi guys got a bit of an odd one. This 2500 has a semi-random misfire at idle. Genisys scanner shows misfires on cylinders 1,2,5,6,7 an average of 6 times (sometimes 2,4 or none) for every 100 misfire data cycles. Noticed a couple plug wires had some nicks in...
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L speedometer VIN: 1GKDT13S84
tachometer intermittently increases above engine speed and will stay high when engine is shut off. if you turn key on and off several times it will settle back to being acurate. speedo will be way high sometimes too. we have checked the main ground under conso...
1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L limp home VIN: 4SCY58V1S4
tell you the truth i dont have much experience with these vehicals but here goes .you can drive 150 miles without it acting up and sometimes it takes ten the transmission light comes on and it seems like it goes into limp home and the moter is sluggish i realy...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHWF35V6X
i have codes p0340 and p0335b and p0740a. car has an intermittent stall and or no start, if you let set for just a few mins it starts. also where is the crank sensor and cam sensors, according to my info the crank sensor is just below the exhaust manifold and ... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft pos), P335, P740
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W21
I need a little help from some Isuzu experts. This vehicle came in with a complaint of cutting out on acceleration. I found that it surges on acceleration intermittently, does not feel like an ignition issue. I am able to duplicate the condition in the shop po...
1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY29S1R
Hello all, I have a Jeep here I'm having some trouble diagnosing. When the vehicle is cold, it starts up, runs, and idles fine with plenty of power. After about 30 minutes of idling, it suddenly runs extremely rough and then dies out shortly after. Sometimes i...
2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L electrical relays VIN: JTJHF10U43
i have a lexus rx 300. customer complained of clicking noise from under hood. check 3 or 4 times, never could duplicate concern. came back today and narrowed down to relays in under hood fuse/ relay panel. happens inter. checked all grounds as best as possible...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Right Air bag VIN: 1L1FM81N3W
This limo is in my shop for the 5th time for the same thing it keeps kicking the bottom of the air bag off the axle where it clips onto the mount (clip is always still clipped into mount like the air bag was pulled away from axle) on the right side only . The ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LR45GHBN1
HELP... to all Lincoln Masters... Another LS is killing me. Allright lets get to it, this thing has a strong misfire on cylinder 6 and then a secondary/coil misfire on 4 other cylinders. First of all the timing is dead on (not jumped). Plugs replaced with moto... Trouble codes: P0306 (p0351-), P0351 (p0352-), P0352 (p0353-), P0353 (p0354-), P0354
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87AX2
Hello everyone. I have a this Lincoln LS that has a misfire at idle and cruise. It also will surface at WOT. The car came in with an intermittent miss. Checked mode 6 data and found 2800 mifires on #8. All the spark plug tubes were full of oil. I replaced the ...
1987 Mazda RX-7 1.3L blower motor VIN: JM1FC3317H
car came in for blower motor inop.checked power and ground had battery voltage with switch on high and low resistance on ground.this was all checked with the blower unpluged .pluged the motor in and motor ran until I lowered the fan lost voltage comp...
1990 Mazda 323 1.6L Engine VIN: JM1BG2322L
Got an oil leak causing smoking onto exhaust. Very familiar with this engine's oil leaks. So replaced valve cover gasket and front cam seal a month ago.Washed engine.Test drove seems fine.Car back with same problem. Now oil all over head gasket seam. From fron...
1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1YGF22C1X5
The car came to us with a check engine light on and the OD light flashes sometimes. We hooked up our OTC Genisys scanner but we can't comunicate with the computer. Any suggestions?
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L cruise VIN: WDBBA45C7F
Cruise still doesn't work after replacement of amplifier. Wondering if i need to remove bridge between pins per alldata tsb. Dealer can't tell me if this is the case on this particular vehicle. Cruise #003-545-07-32. Also not exactly sure what the waveform for...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L turn signals VIN: WDB1290661
Hey guys/gals, Have this 1991 500SL and can not locate the hazard and turn signal flasher. Have checked fuses and operation of the switches and seem to be working fine. No lights come on at all when trying to use the turn signals. Mitchell is pretty vague and...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L power accessories VIN: 2MEFM75W3X
Customer said that car will be parked in garage at night and the power seats and the auto headlights and radio may come on during the night and run the battery down. He keeps the car on a charger at night because the seats move or lights come on and then the b...
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L temperature setting VIN: 1MEFM55S02
Customer turned on AC and only hot air comes out. Under dash on passenger side, one side of housing is cold and the other side is hot. All dash controls seem to be operating fine, that is air direction defrost, panel etc. Thanks for any help.
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AK34Y8T
Howdy Top Guns, The vehicle has already been fixed. I am just posting this problem child for iATN archives. During the early stages of diagnostics, I had searched the iATN archives and did not see an exact match for these sympotms. So if it is year 20XX and y...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28T52
this is second request.after trying previous suggestions,i think i can rule out maf and injectors.this time after clearing codes and driving car ,when i got back i had codes 174 and 300.running car in shop watching datastream,i was looking at bank 2 stft addin... Trouble codes: 174 (bank 2 lean), 300 (random miss)
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L highway speeds - lag in shift VIN: JN8AZ08W93
Please Help - NISSAN TECHS Hi, Thanks for reading. I own this car. Nissan and a trans shop has not been able to help with this one. I have a problem with shift lag at highway speeds on hot days (90+) when engine is at normal temp. 1 to 2 seconds after a accelo...
1999 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Interior Lights VIN: 1G3HN52KXX
The interior lights on this vehicle remain on for 15 minutes after vehicle is turned off and doors are shut. When connector C is removed from BCM, lights remain for 30 seconds and gradually fade out. Body control module has been replaced, no effect whatsoever....
2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G2NW12E72
3.1/3.4 intake gasket WARNING! If you are using the tool to remove push rods without taking off the rocker arm, then be careful that the tool does not slip off the rocker! The valve will slam shut & could break off the head of the valve!
1983 Porsche 911 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WPOAF10910
This car sat 1.5 years inop. towed here with no spark. replaced ignition module, starts fine now but... oil smoke after engine starts to warm up. bad!!! drained oil from crankcase and reservior, refilled, to spec. warm idle, dipstic is correct, lots of splash ...

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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L abs VIN: 1JH4DC4464
most replies on this told me to look elsewhere for the problem - the control units are known to be almost bullet-proof - however before posting i had looked elsewhere - extensively - abs sensor is not the problem - customer had decided due to age of the vehicl...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L temp gauge VIN: WBACC932XV
Well, it's fixed. It ended up having air in the system. I tried bleeding this thing multiple ways with no success. I finally filled the system by using the BG coolant flush machine. This worked perfectly. I determined that it was air bound by letting the engin...
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K4W
Thanks for all the help guys, it turned out to be the FP sensor reading higher then normal 'H20. After I replaced the sensor the reading went to O. I aslo informed the customer not to top off the tank to help stop raw fuel going into the solenoids. It has been... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap vent solenoid blocked).
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Electronic VIN: W06VR52R4X
I received 3 replies, one for ignition switch, the other two said to check the tailights, or trailer wiring. We had the cust. stop in, and there is no trailer wiring. I checked all the rear lights, and all looked ok, but I changed the bulbs anyway. I will post...
1983 Chevrolet C10 Silverado 5.0L high line pressure VIN: 2GCDC14H6D
The plunger that sits on top of the TV pivot linkage to lift the TV safety check ball was missing. David [...] nailed it. Thank you to all who responed.
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L ac VIN: 1GCCS1949T
well this one is fixed. The compressor was faulty.this is a variable compressor with no low pressure switch. pressure is controlled by a wabble plate ( same purpose as a crank shaft but with the ability to change compressor displacement) the wabble plate or it...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L water pump VIN: 1G1ND52T9W
i really appreciate all the input from all your wrenches..yes the timing cover and all the timing chain system removed..alot of work for a water pump, luckily the timing chain system was in good shape as client had limited budget..shame on your gm..
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12482
Well based on the testing all was good with fuel pressure. Except volume. The manufacture does not give a spec for this. I took and commanded the fuel pump on with the scan tool with the feed line into a bucket. A cup of fuel came out in a matter of 30 seconds... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system leak), P1171 (lean condition during power enrichment), P0171 (system lean bank 1).
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT 6.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBJC34U03
well you guys did it again,the fuel guage started working after i cleared the code,the speedo doesn't work though,the ipc seems to be problem,the customer declind the repair,thanks again.
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L aux ac unit VIN: 2B4GP44R5V
Hello everyone, this truck is fixed, it was in fact a bad expansion valve (aftermarket), got one from the dealer which was about 4 times more expensive but I learned a lesson. I don't know about anybody else but when I replace a part that in my mind was at fau...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L clutch disc VIN: 1B7KF2363W
Replacing Clutches now make me nervous. The culprit was a bent clutch fork as 90% of the replies suggested. And there is absoulutely no way of seeing any damage, no cracks, flaked paint, twisting...nothing. Would have been an easier diagnosis had the customer ...
1990 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Turn Signal Flasher VIN: 1FACP41AXF
Thanks to everyone whom replied. This flasher was located behind the radio center console and moved around by the radio installer.
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP42T8S
Thankyou for all the helpful ideas. I replaced the ignition module and the pick up coil and it has been running great.
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L ducts VIN: 1FALP62W3V
I recieved 14 replies and pretty much all of them agreed with me. What the climate controls are doing is normal for a car of this age! Thank you very much! You guys rock!!!
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA5142X
sorry i did not figure out much ruled out quite a bit but still no answer. thanks alot for all the help...suspect torque conv. but customer declined...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FMYU24X4U
customer has had the car. he says its getting really bad now, can't ever get it into gear at times. going to pull transmission out in the next couple of weeks when he lets the car go. will update this post then or start a new one and close it correctly. thanks...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18LYN
after considering all options and talking to the customer about the options of removing the timing cover and valve covers to inspect timing and lash adjusters i have as yet to hear from him, we also discussed the option of a new of yet i am waiting h...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Remote for door locks VIN: 1FAFP53U4Y
From: Adam from New York Date: Aug 14, 2006 7:23 PM if you cycle the key on then off 8 times with out stopping,you will hear the door locks click,then hit either the lock or unlock on the remote so you can program the car to learn the _remotes . adam@hitchki...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Harsh surging shifts VIN: 1GTEK19M1W
First of all thank- you very much to everybody who responded with advice to check fuel filter and pressure and cam retard and exhaust back pressure and all of that.I hooked a pressure guage to the line pressure port and monitored pressures when acting up and a...
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Pressures VIN: JHMEG8682S
Thank you again for all the input, replaced drier and had no real change also flushed condensor no debris came out, pressures were still high on high side, and not balancing very quick, local Honda tech said some honda's take 20 mins,normal. We replaced the co...
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1876Y
Once again thanks for all the replies. Most were very good and right on the money. The crank gear had been damaged and was shortening the square wave on the scope but it was if it were machined like that it looked so perfect that when I got the new one I was s... Trouble codes: 1336 (Crankshaft speed fluctuation).
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL on NO CODES VIN: KMHDN45071
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. It ended up being transmission codes. We replaced the input and output speed sensors and wallah, it was repaired. So i guess, dig a little deeper than using just the global OBD2 function. Thanks, Ron
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JNKCA21A0X
Sent computer off for testing. Tested good. Traced all wiring, nothing found abnormal. Both crank sensors and cam sensor tested good. Further testing showed I was losing injector pulse and spark on 2 and 5 at same time. 2 and 5 share same tooth for crank senso... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A2Y
I think this car probably did need to be reflashed but after driving it some, it began to drop the LT FT #'s some so it appeared that it was learning. The customer has not returned with a SES light so until I hear different, I'm going to call this one fixed. T... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174.
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Eng. VIN: JNRDRO9Y81
I'm not sure if there was a problem with the therm.s or not.It looks like the problem was a blocked rad. compounded by a bad rad. cap. I would like to thank matthew from japan for suggesting the cap. I did think about cap but sometime with many problems you en...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L alternator VIN: 1J4GX48S32
sent this one to the dealer,as all we tested seemed to be good.battery voltage to alternator,battery voltage to field,ground to alternator housing, alternator was replaced,pcm replaced. thanks for all the help.
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJR7230X
This car is fixed, passed NY inspection, and back with the customer. It turned out to be the fuel pump relay. I don't understand it. I do know that the o2's get power from the main relay to the fuel pump relay and then to the Positive side of the heater. Thank... Trouble codes: P0135 (Heater circuit malfuntion B1S1), P0141.
1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Ignition VIN: 1YVGE31D8S
I found the problem, why I didnt find this earlier, I don't know. The wiring harness from the main fuse box had rubbed againts the driver's side motor mount and worn through a couple wires. I repaired the wires, taped it up good and put 3/4' heater hose around...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2225Y
Thanks to all who responded! The maf has been replaced per the bulletin by the dealer, but that was about three years ago, so could still be a problem. Although the airflow readings look pretty good to me. The cust has not brought the vehicle back yet. Will up... Trouble codes: P1170 (h02s front no inversion).
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L overvoltage relay VIN: WDB1240302
15 Replies great guys thanks yes the over/voltage relay was at fault,replaced and all is well. This site is invaluable for the information you guys have. Thanks again.
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK65G3X
Good morning, Thanks for all of the help. Here is what I have found. Cat's passed flow test. I am using a modis with euro software. i did adaptations with modis and decided to also disconnect battery to give system a chance to reset. I found the battery origin... Trouble codes: P0150 (bank 2 sensor 1).
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L St. Angle Sensor VIN: 4JGAB54E0Y
Thanks to all. Special thanks to Steve [...] was right on the money the wheel was off one spline on the colum.The code was right Steering angle...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1T
Thanks for everybody's help except steve from new mexico. Finally found when tugging on main harness by right shock tower vehicle would start to misfire. Narrowed it down to a broken wire going to # 2 cylinder coil on primary side. Repaired wiring good to go Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary ignition fault).
1995 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3CX52K2S
Kenneth [...] hit it right on the head. Inspecting the intake after removeing the screen in the throttle body and presurizing the system. We found coolant leaking in the throttle body. The firing in the exhaust was what thru me. The other information I found...
2003 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L abs module VIN: 1GHDT13SX3
a great thank you to every one who helped what i finally did was clear the history codes and re tested and as soon as i started to drive the abs light came back on. checked code and co267 pump motor circuit is open , i had a look at the pump tested the motor f...
1994 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1PGH54R7RX
I had one post nailing it right on the head, flex plate broken and locked into position causing eratic signals including dropped signal and late timing of course. Thank you to all of you guys this is one nightmare behind me..hank P.S. I found it by using a mas...
1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3EJ46C2T
OK, vehicle has been gone for awhile, running with no word from customer. It did have a contaminated fuel issue; after getting everything freshened up, it started after cranking for about 25-30 seconds.( relating to earlier reply about map sensor) It runs roug...
1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L engine block VIN: 1P3EJ46C0V
Looks like the block is junk. Seems to be a common problem or should I say not real uncommon. Usual the head cracks but 1 in a 100 gets the block. Repair is on hold until customer decides on which avenue to take. Roll the dice with used, a short block or compl...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L high idle at times VIN: 1GZNE15M0R
Car is Fixed, owner dropped car back off for additional diagnosis and we started by putting the TPS sensor on our vantage graphing meter and seemed well but still had intermittant high idle due to voltage drop out(spike). We know this due to at the time that t... Trouble codes: 22 (tps circuit signal voltage low), 28 (trans range switch error), 35 (idle speed error), 54 (fuel pump circuit low voltage), 7577, 82 (igntion control 3x signal error).
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L flywheel VIN: 1G2NE52TXX
Thanks to all who repaired. We pulled the trans and it was easier than it looked. Thanks again
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