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1996 Audi A4 2.8L expansion tank VIN: WAUEA88D3T
Car runs at normal temp. after hard driving (highway or long city drive) coolant spits out of expansion tank after car is parked and shut off. will not do it all the time. After it pushes out about 1 pint ( just below minimum line) it will not push out any mor...
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD4323P
The car will sometimes start and other times not start. the customer told me it use to cut off while driving, wait 2mins, restart and go. when it started taking 30mins. he thought it needed a fuel pump so he sent to me. his new pump installed and no start. i c...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Wipers VIN: WBAGH8349Y
Intermittently the wipers stop working while the customer is driving (in rain-light or heavy), must pull over and wait, he has tried shutting car off/on, wiggle level/control switch, bang on dash (his idea- out of anger!). Does not start occuring until driven ...
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L engine VIN: 2G4WS52M1W
this more for direction after diagnosis than an actual fix, just need opinion from those of you with alot of experience on this engine especially after the fact on repairs. Car came in with lifters raising all kinds of h@ll, but oil pressure warning not on. ...
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G132A12Q3
Hello techs, This vehicle stinks real bad especailly during warm up. I have no access to Gas Analyzer. Plug in my Soulus, o2 readings around .900v when cold til warm up. Then switches real fast .200-.800 (havent seen anything this fast). Also spark advance -20...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L electric window VIN: 1G6KD54YX1
I need to replace the window regulator in this Caddy, and for the life of me can't figure out how to get this door panel off, without destroying it...I removed the switch panel & found a nut holding the armrest, but the armrest still wont come off...no visible...
1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 5.0L clutch VIN: 1G1GZ11G1H
Car came in shop ,could not put in gear unless shut off. Checked hydraulic system everything OK.Removed clutch assembly to check pressure plate etc. Seemed OK but replaced anyway & had flywheel machined.Worked great.Now its back , same problem but only when cl...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WN14T7L
Hello all, This car will just up and quit (Like the key was turned off) most of the time when it is accelerated hard. Hard meaning all the way to the floor. Very seldom will it quit when just normally accelerated. Sometimes if you let off the accelerator it w...
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L starter VIN: 1G1YY33P7N
Hi, this corvettes starter sounds like it has a bendix kicking in and out when warm or hot and id say thats what is happeneing with it. I got this from another shop. The repair history is the original starter bound up and fried, They installed a new delco unit...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P1R
Car has an intermitant noid or no noid on all injectors. Engine always runs rough or stalls. Never do all 8 injectors have noid at the same time. Cleaned grounds, checked fuses, ok, installed reman computer, checked continuity on wires from pcm to injectors, a...
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCDT14X7V
This little S10 doesn't get a lot of miles but it is used about every day. Friday I recived a report it was surging pretty bad, I also found the exhaust smelled pretty bad as if the converter was plugged but that's not the case. From 0-30 mph at part throttle ...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK34R9W
hello i have probably a dumb question but i'm getting lost on this one and i shouldn't.engine has miss on cyl 3 at idle missfire counts are continuois.if you bring it up to 1500 rpm the counts seem to stop.replaced injector for cylinder 3 since it failed ohms ...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WX15K51
plugs wires,plugs all filters. map sensor fine, maf fine,could i lack flow in fuel but have pressure? i can't get any other codes i drove it with fuel pressure gauge on my lap and as soon as your driving and step on it pressure stay right at 55-56 never drops ... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L tailights/fuse box VIN: 1GCC519551
Has anybody encountered fuse box issues on thi trus truck,..started with turn signal issues,..replaced multi-function switch,.for erratic signals,..was fin for a while,.then the siganl stat went erratic,..replaced it,..fine for a while then no tail lights,..wa...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCJK33162
we have a 2002 chevy 3500 with the duramax which came in on the hook. engine lost power and died while pulling a load at highway speed. first scan check showed dtc p0087 (rail pressure low) but dtc didn't come back. customer replaced fuel filter on the road ri... Trouble codes: 0087 (fuel rail pressure low while high pressure commanded)
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 2C3HL56T8R
i have this car that stalls or cuts out going dowin the road crusing replaced the ign switch, crank sensor, good known ecm and scoped the cam tested ok good fuel press good voltage the car still has the cuting out no codes present so we activated a movie wth o...
2001 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L timing chain VIN: 1GH5432550
have this 2.7l dodge come in with timing chain broken. have replaced the timing chain using oem parts and mitchells on demand timing marks. when i go to turn the engine by hand it will only turn a little and i fill like the valve are hitting. my question to al...
2002 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L over heating VIN: 2C3HD36M82
hello all tech ' i have a 2002 concord and this car over heats .the customer came in complaining thet the gauge will go up while crusing AND the warning chime will come on indecating the car is over heating . checked checked coolant level , level was fine . ch...
1997 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3ES47C1V
Hello group this car came on a hook with a nostart condition cranks over but no spark and fuel also noticed mil light not coming on tried to checked for codes but scanner wont communicate so I checked all fuses and found that no 10 fuse is blown (ignition fuse...
1997 Dodge B3500 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B5WB35Z3V
The van runs fine at all times except a minute or two after starting cold ( a few hour not running ) . At that time you need to hold your foot on the gas peddle to keep it running and if you give it to much fuel it will pop and sputter. idles and runs fine aft...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28C74
Please note that this is a diesel. I already have a post open on this one but am still stuck. I have no communication with the engine controller with a snap-on or drb scanner. I can communicate with the ABS though. I tested pin #2 at the ALDL connector with a ...
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FABP72F9K
This old Ford runs like crap when first started, idles poorly---looks like people have thrown every part there is at it to try and fix it. Timing is right on the mark and fuel pressure is good. No codes in memory except on KOER test when it's running bad and s...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y1K
Thank you in advance for hearing me out on this one. We got this F150 in with a bad miss. Checked and found a dead miss on cylinder #5. Good spark on all cylinders. Good compression on all cylinders. injector pulse is fine, used probe and all injectors are ope...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEX14N6P
Customer complaint of intermittant cutting out. Feels just as if you shut the switch off and back on quickly. May go 3-4 miles and not bother and then cut out several times in a mile. Tried moving the switch with the key, tap test module and switch, and wiggli...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 1FALD65L7S
Greetings to all,this contour was sent to me from another repair shop to diagnose.The car has an extremely high idle 2500 rpm.The check engine light is on with codes for coolant,and throttle position sensor,I looked at scan data and noticed right away the volt... Trouble codes: 118 (engine coolant temp sensor), 123 (throttle position sensor)
1997 Ford Contour LX 2.5L monitors dont run VIN: 1FALP66L8V
no pending codes car has been driven 300 plus miles with cat,o2 and heated o2 and evap not run.all right bail me out again!
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1720V
Hi iATN techs, I have a 97 Ford F-150 5 speed manual transmission with the check engine light on. The stored code is P1709 Park Neutral Position Switch Out of Range. I noticed that after clearing codes the codes till come back right away running the KOEO self ... Trouble codes: P1709 (pnp switch out of range)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135W
This vehicle idles poorly, it is worse when cold but does it all the time. The baro pid on ngs was 145 very low for my neck of the woods, I cleaned mass air flow now reads 160. Checked long and short fuel trims long at 10 to 12 and short is swiching but trends... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Power loss VIN: 1FTZF1724W
Truck come into shop with a poor running loss of power complaint. Found several codes P0171-P0174 (LEAN), P0705 ( TRANS RANGE SENSOR ), P0750 (SHIFT SOLENOID). The transmission has problems but none that would cause the running condition. I found a big hole in... Trouble codes: P0705
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRW08L91
Help, This truck came in on a flatbed tow truck as a no start. We checked for fuel pressure and there is none. We also noticed that the instrument cluster appears to be completely dead. No guage movement at all and not even the odometer will light up. We check...
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Cluster,4 x 4 module ,alt. not charging
I found fuse # 45 blown. The alt was not charging and nothing on the cluster worked. I looked it to the wiring . I found that the postion sensor for the gas pedal,4x4 module and overdrive switch are on the same circuit. I call a local dealer and ran the vin. t...
1992 Geo Prizm 1.6L a/c VIN: 1Y1SK5467N
When the car came in it had no a/c. Once checked I found that the #6 circuit on the a/c amplifier (blk-yel) had no power wich is fed from the dual pressure switch wich does have power going in and coming out but is not making it to the amp. between the amp. an...
1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GTGK29F9V
this truck will not start after it sits for 3 or more hours. it will crank but not fire. fuel filter has air in it when this occurs. after i bleed it, it starts and runs fine. is there a check valve somewhere that is not working allowing fuel to drain back to ...
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Battery Light VIN: 1GKDT13S64
Battery light comes on sporadically. Custome states, head lights pusled the last time, for 10 minutes. Battery light stays on with the key off. Not bright but dim, sometimes so vaint you hardly notice it. Doesn't always happen. Disconnected plug in terminal fr...
1998 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHVD14N3W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. Customer stated that they were driving down the road and heard a funny noise from under the hood and the car lost power, then died. They thought they had ran it out of gas because the gauge was on E, put a couple of gall...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Surge VIN: HMHWF35V5X
Hello everyone, I have this hyundai that has a lean surge at cruising speeds. Checked fuel supply and volume, both are ok. Checked ignition system and found no concerns. Smoked and found no vacuum leaks. Intake boot is ok. O2 sensors test ok and have been rep...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L a/c blower VIN: 1J4GX78Y6W
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FNZ855Y
well, we have a hard start problem. when vehicle sits for 5-10 minutes and you go to start it you have to crank it for ever and sometimes it may start. when it the fuel gauge is on it you just key it up it reads 5psi.when you go to start it gauge goes to 5psi ...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L compressor VIN: KNDUP18162
thanks in advance this vehicle came in with a complaint of no cold air- original inspection revealed good residual pressure(120psi) all fuse tested good but no power to compressor-futher test showed no signal to relay from pcm - we pulled control head to inspe...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L car won't start VIN: SALPV1247T
could any one help me i am going crasy with this one try to clear codes only one come back witch is p1622 on dash disply it says trans fault try to check for codes from trans comes back with no communication check iatn for help one email i read said to check b...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALTY1243Y
we have this dico ll in and the problem is in the crank sensor. the veh. came in running and then died after hot. lab scope on crank sensor at the ecu and the signal flat lines when dies. lab scope on crank sensor alone and no signal. cool sensor off and it st...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Accessories VIN: JT8BF28GXY
Symptom: Vehicle will unlock fine with remote transmitter. Vehicle will intermittently open trunk with remote transmitter. Vehicle will NOT LOCK with remote transmitter. We ran through the transmitter diagnostics and the vehicle is recieving the signals. For ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L trans. VIN: ILNHM87AOI
Car came in for front leak and harsh/delayed engagements.Trans.is a 5R55N. I could only verify leak but not shifting issues in trans. worked great pan was clean.I installed trans and went to back up and it engaged hard into rev.then went to go forward and it w...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on, P0400 VIN: 1YVGE22C7V
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one in advance. I have this 626 in for the MIL being on and it has a code P0400 stored for EGR flow problem. When i apply even a little vacuum to the valve, the engine stalls out, so it seems the ports are wide o...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft top VIN: WDBFA67F7T
car came in with rollbar light on dash and center consol also softtop light on in center consol.pulled codes found f129 with my carsoft scaner.dont no what this code is top will not go up or down and rollbar is in the up mode.we put a new /rebilt controler in ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F0X
Hi. This little Kompressor motor (111.973) has got me stumped. This car has been in occasionally for several years. Two months ago he called, MIL on. He stopped by, I recorded and erased the DTC P0170 (fuel trim malfunction). Another month and the MIL is on ag... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim at limit)
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L rear suspension VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
Dear MB Guru's this S class drives as nuts it makes a "double click" noise from the rear suspension. when starting off and or when going back and forth (like in a parking lot). It almost sounds like the parking brake, but with parking brake more or less fully...
1979 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: GHN5UL4955
Does anyone know what temp the cooling fan switch operates at. I have just rebuilt this engine & replaced all cooling system components except radiator(customer had rad. cleaned) I replaced cooling fan switch & gauge goes right to the edge of the red area befo...
1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA7FL24W4M
I need good diagnostic/pin info on this truck. Ireplaced the ECU in this truck with a reman unit. It had no output to diag connector and Ecu circuit board was corroded. I am trying to test MAF, but mitchel and my PRI book show wrong connector and wiring colors... Trouble codes: 13 (Intake air temp sensor), 15 (Motor position sensor)
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Ino shift VIN: 4A3CF44E4R
car came in with wireing all messed up and a different trans with codes 47,81,86,45,47,31,53,52,corrected wireing and switched psg a and b to correct holes retest pulled codes 83.41,47,43 removed pan and found ground for solenoids loose tightened and then chec...
1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1AS44D7S
the customer said this car went dead going down the road i've checked everything i know to check and don't see any reason for this car not to start unless it just don't have enough compression,it is about 50 psi below spec. i put oil in the cyl. to bring the c...
1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11SOV
car came in with code po402 change egr,egr solinite,bpt valve and motor vac clear code send car out came back a few days later can any one help me Trouble codes: P0402
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L tail lights VIN: JN8AZ08W33
vechile blows 15amp tail fuse underhood module behind right head lamp. not all the time some times it has a 51amp draw.
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE5SD2S
scan tool shows map sensor at 10 kp's, zero voltage. ran all available tests, 5 volt signal present from controller jumper to signal wire shows 5 volt all way to contoller connector, but never shows on scan tool. would assume faulty pcm. (tried two other pcm's... Trouble codes: 34 (map sensor signal low)
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA29941
This car has a P1671 dme fault code. All the info I could get was computer monitoring:reset fault. Have anyone seen this fault or have any repair information? Thanks.
1995 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Wipers VIN: YS3DF75N0S
Morning, this car has got me going crazy!! Wiper motor works fine but when i but the car in reverse it keeps blowing fuse # 31!! This fuse also controls reverse light and head beam adjustment! I've unpluged reversing light relay under dash, still blowing fuse!...
1992 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L engine VIN: WVWPAD1G8N
We have a interesting one-gas engine! replace some drive belts(p/s and alternator), clutch cable, did front brakes. The car has developed a nasty engine vibration at about 4,000 rpm! we have disconnected the belt, exhaust and clutch cable but will not disappea...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWFB81HXR
This car will bog down and stall when accelerating. It happens at idle but only if you rev the engine quickly, but in gear it will bog and stall no matter how much you try to feather the the gas. Fuel press seems ok 36-43, no codes stored, had new bosche cap/r...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L compressor
greetings from Texas. i have an ac problem that is really causing me grief. a customer brougt in a 1995 vw cabrio for a compressor replacement. it was checked by a person i trust who said the seal was leaking. i replaced the compressor, new not rebuilt, drier,...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWSB69MI2
Thank god for volkswagen This car was towed in customer bought it on ebay he said it ran when brought in on trailer when they backed it off trailer would not start.I understand he bought another jetta 2002 and used parts to put in this jetta.Anyway he has the ...

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1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L radio, cruise VIN: WBAGK2325T
Vehicle is fixed and working perfectly! After triple checking all power and ground inputs to multifunction steering wheel control module and continuity through all signal wires from module to steering wheel we decided to replace control module($80.00), Bingo. ...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L SRS Module VIN: WBAGN634X3
Thank you to all who replied and even called me. I learned a lot about this system, but probably not even 1/8th of what the system does and is capable of. Based on the replies which you can read, this system uses one central SIM or Safety Information Module an...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L starting VIN: 1GNDU06D5S
replaced dist again rechecked ignition timing and dried the plugs...runs goos now i can reassemble...thankd for all your help
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Brake control module VIN: 1GNEK18K9S
Well thanks to those who replied. Finally after the third unit I was able to communicate and install this used unit and it works for now. Customer spent some change because I had to reinstall his original unit to wait on another used part. Several days later i...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J4Y
I/we feel it's the balancer. Customer didn't want to spend any more money on it. The question remains, does the tach read from the 24x signal, or 3x? According to the books, it's 3x, yet the 24x seems to be the culprit in this case. Trouble codes: 336 (crankshaft 24x signal).
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E31
hey guys sorry it took so long but customer picked up car and had to bring it back. Anyway pulled out maf sensor to clean it and discovered that when jiffy lube installed new air filter and performed fuel injector service they installed maf backwards. thanks f... Trouble codes: P0172.
1993 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L failed nox VIN: 2B3ED56F0P
Sorry guys for the delay on this one,, was the egr valve solenoid like one on the responses i got was that the diaphram breaks & yes it was indeed torn. Replaced with new one, system works fine & yes passed nox test. Thankyou for all the replays.
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L watert outlet housing VIN: 2B3HD46R12
used oem water outlet housing car has been happy with new oem part installed.dod not recommend using after market housing on this same problem ever again thank for everyones input Dave [...] gary wille's auto & tire center inc.
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP5744R
Thanks to all that took the time to help me out. I was unable to get the vehicle to act up so I explained to the customer that the problem is most likely the ignition control module however I can not promise it will fix the problem without duplicating the comp...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L No Start VIN: IFTEF14H2T
Thanks to the three of you that took the time to reply to me. Eric was on the money about the DFPE shorting out the 5 volt reference. What made it such a hard find is that it would only not start, first thing in the morning and then the problem showed its self...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.3L brake Pedal VIN: 1FBSS31F0W
Thanks for all the techs who took the time to pffer help. I checked the Rear brakes and found cracked and broken rear shoes and also the vehichle should of had 12x31/2 Shoes but somebody put 12x 3 on insted also found return spring broken on drivers side rear....
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAKP1134Y
well!! This one is a gonner. I pulled the valve cover check the timing setup(with the exception of the crank lacking facilities) I found the exhaust cam advanced after taking the slack out of the cam modulator. That explains the rough idle the customer was com... Trouble codes: P1506.
1998 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GDKC34F0W
Wow, the overwelming favorite here is the fuel driver solenoid mounted on the side of the injection pump(8 of 9 replies).We replaced it and road tested extensively and can't get this truck to stall anymore.I will call this one fixed.Apparently there is a reloc... Trouble codes: P0238, P1216 (Fuel sol res time too short/This code is not currentFail since clear).
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L radio VIN: 1GTEK19T84
We were able to reprogam the radio properly after reading the replys we reveiwed our selections for programing and realized we had not looked thru all the options and had selected the one for the wrong RPO this caused our problem.Being able to run issues by ot...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L ign lock & key VIN: JHLRD1842V
Thanks to all the members for great information and speedy help. My customer requested that we reinstall the old lock cylinder and go no further with the diagnostic procedure so i cant add anything here except im always amazed at how quickly iatn members respo...
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Drivers Seat VIN: 2HKRL186XX
The customer says this all strarted after the Hoda dealer installed the new trans. Shes going back on them.
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L between Eng & Trans VIN: JACDH58W9R
The customer finally returned the vehicle for repair. We removed the Trans and found that the flex plate was cracked in 2 places. We replaced the flex plate and the noise was gone as expected. Thanks to all who replied.
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JT4FJ68S1
well you all are wonderful. your help is very appreciated. the crank sensor was the problem. i dont understand why that caused the computer to go to sleep so if anyone could explain that i would also appreciate that as well. thank you all for your help. greg
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L Tachometer VIN: JT8BF28G51
I'm certain (90%) that it needs the cluster or the speedo/tach section at least. But the customer declined to go further so I cannot say without a doubt that was the issue. I was getting a miniscule waveform on that got tighter as RPM increased. All wiring to ...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LNLM81W9N
sorry it took me this long went in vacation thanks to everybody ,you gays were right about the elbow from the egr ,cleaning it solved this problem and i also cleaned all the grounds for the pcm this seem to cure the problem with the miss over bumps costumer to... Trouble codes: 157 (mass air flow too low), 341 (cmp signal noise), 172 (ego not switching lean bank 1), 176 (ego not switching lean bank 2), 332 (egr valve not opening), 336 (exh press high or egr signal hi).
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L cannot access the pcm VIN: 1L1FM8181W
Replaced the PCM and reprogrammed keys. Should have left the new PCM in and then reprogrammed the keys. Thanks for all the help.
1989 Mazda B2200 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF1135K
What I did was, I reset the computer and drove again, light did come on and only code stored was egr code, I traced vacuum problem to crisscrossed hoses at the egr control solonoid, re test drove and no more light and now egr valve is getting vacuum, as for co...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E71
Hello,thanks for the replies. I was not comfortable digging into this one with the limited experience we have in Mercedes.The vehicle was sent to a Mercedes dealer. We received 3 replies witch talked of checking the amp draw at the fuse while disconnecting com...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L air ride VIN: 2MEFM75W4Y
Well thanks to all, I did find problem. Wires schaffed through at r/f inner fender panel. There is a wireing harness that runs right through fire wall and sits against inner fender. Few more inches of conduet would have prevented this, to much $$ to spend for ...
1987 Nissan Pulsar NX XE 1.6L Surge VIN: JN1PN34S0H
Since the car has a code for the mass airflow sensor and has no output voltage from it, it needs a new maf. The customer decided the car is not worth the expense the maf costs. To the junk yard it goes. Thanks to everyone that offered help.
1996 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1AS44DTX
i only recieved 3 replys on this one- thanks to all who responded. what we found was a major melt down of the wire harness from ign switch all the way to the injectors on the red/black wire- harness is so damaged we cannot save it and a new one is obsolete. lo...
2002 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S22
Thanks for the replies 2 hit it dead on Kelly & Scott the egr ports in the intake were plugged & are servicable through the pluggs in the intake # 4 almost completly plugged. Trouble codes: P0402 (egr).
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L front suspension VIN: 1N4BA41E34
wanted to let all who offered help on the maxima. problem was the front strut. thanks to all who replied. kim
1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN54C8K
i would like to thank you guys for all your advice and help. it came in handy. we replaced the module and coils and we had no more problem, the car ran like a champ. i guess i missed something when i tested the spark before. thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor), 22 (tps volts low).
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Belt VIN: 1P4GP44G9X
Thanks to everyone that replied all the shields were ok. I replaced the idler pulley with a different design looks like it did the trick. We will know more when it rains again.
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52E8Y
Thanks to all who replied, once again even the replies that were not the fix informed me of some new helpful info for down the road such as expected voltages and bulletins. The problem on this one ended up being the fuel filler neck leaking between the metal t... Trouble codes: P0440.
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH686X1
Igot 3 replys stating that there was a reflash for this outback.After contacting the dealer they said that there was no update for that vin number.the customer stated that the check engine went out and has not come back on in the last 2 weeks,but the battery l... Trouble codes: P0133.
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L no compressor engagement VIN: JT3VN39WXP
Good evening Techs, We have not fixed this problem yet. The customer wants us to put it back together. The problem is so intermittent that we ha ve a problem troubleshooting. We had 3 replies saying to check the amplifier, pressure switches and relays and we d...
2005 Toyota highlander 3.3L turn signals VIN: JTEGD21A75
Thanks to all that took the time to offer help. Carolyn from California has the best idea. Let the customer go shopping at radio shack or store of choice and bring me something to install. His ears need to test it. Another good idea was the old Cadillac chime ...
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WVWCB5158L
Sorry that this has taken so long for me to reply back. First let me thank all that replied to this problem. It took me almost two weeks to get vehicle back into my classroom, as suggested we checked all grounds and found them clean and tight. Smoke tested f...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C5Y
Unfortuantely the customer has taken his car and has not yet brought it back. I cleared the codes and the light has not yet come back on. So he doesn't want to pursue the problem now at this time. Eventually he probably will. (Like the next time the smog comes... Trouble codes: 16795 (Secondary AIR Injection System).
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Air Bag VIN: 3VWDC21V81
Well the volkswagen is fixed there was a ground wire behind the dash that wasn't tight after tighten down the wire the vehicle started still had a air bag light on but that was easy to fix now that the scanner was reading again put in a new clock spring and co...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B82
Hi, This vehicle is fixed. We found the grounding of the engine was not correct. there was 1.4 volt difference in the grounding between the battery and engine itself. Check and clean all we could find, with not luck. Then added a new ground wire from the batte... Trouble codes: 16687 (random misfire), 16687 (random misfire), 17647 (inj circuit 3 open circuit. generic code p203).
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L Charging VIN: YV1JA874M3
I recieved many replies about changing the printed circuit board on the instrument cluster and so thats what I did.The customer called last week said all is well but ac not working so I have to look at that.
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