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1999 Audi A4 1.8L abs ,srs VIN: WAUCB28D9X
We have A4 with the ABS and SRS lights on and can't talk to either module.Customer states that he left his lights on and killed the battery.He jump started the car and when it started the lights were on.He said the cables were hooked up right in jumping . We c...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride hight VIN: WAUYP54B61
The front of this vehicle is very low lower than the lowest setting on the hight control. the rear suspension remains up. When the problem occurs the light on the dash indicating an error for the suspension lights up. By playing with the button for 20 minuts o...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L blower motor VIN: WBADN534XY
when scaning the system the fan control that shows on the scaner stays where ever i set it but the fan speed changes on its own. the change is a rhythm, up and down. thanks dan
1992 Cadillac Brougham 5.0L upper column VIN: 1G6DW51E6N
Customer towed in his Caddy without a steering wheel. He replaced his ignition cylinder himself but could not reassemble it. These old style GM columns involve using a steering wheel remover to compress the spring plate so the retainer can be removed. This col...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L cruise control VIN: 1G6KD54Y8X
ran test charts for cruise module-o.k. ran test on brake switch-o.k. ran test on speed sensor-o.k. checked continuity, & operation of traction control switch-o.k.
1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L heater VIN: 2GCEK19K9M
Posting this for a co-worker. Here is HIS email to me: "My truck is making a gurgling sound coming out of the heater box when at running temperature. It gurgles as I slow down at stops and the intensity slows with engine RPM as though it is rushing through a...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L cruise control VIN: 1G1ND52M6V
Hello everyone, This Malibu had a couple problems. It was setting two evap codes, one o2 code, and p1662 which is a cruise control inhibit circuit code. And the heater control along with the windows and cruise would all stop working. I found a bad ignition swi...
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Intermittent no start VIN: 1GCCT19W2X
This truck has come into our shop a couple times for a no start overnight and while sitting for extended periods. The vehicle will turn over but will not fire. Did a fuel pressure check and is around 62 psi spec is 60-66 psi. Went through basic checks found we...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L rotors VIN: 2GCEC19V92
Hey Guys, I have to inquire about this specific vehicle regarding extreme brake rotor wear that seems to be caused from hard pads. I have seen this problem several times, primarily on GM trucks before. My customer has original mileage on this truck and is ver...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Door Locks VIN: 1C4GP64L2W
This van's auto door locks continually lock when the vehicle is just sitting there, even though the doors are already locked. There is no key fob for the vehicle. In testing the BCM, specs say when the door lock is in the nuetral position, arm/disarm sensors s...
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C4GJ44GXY
hello, i've been working on this van for about a week now it needs to get back on the road because it's a taxi and the driver is not making money so any input would be much apperciated. i've put a new cam and crank sensor in it check the wires and found them t... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermitten loss of camshaft sensor or crankshaft sensor)
1994 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L Hard shift at times, Slips on down shift at times VIN: JB3AM64J6R
We put this used trans in for this customer back in May. 30 day parts only warranty. A few weeks out of the warranty she began complaining of a harsh shift which we could never duplicate. (She left the car on different occasions, she rode with me different tim...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L PS pump VIN: 2B3HD46R6W
While repairing the power steering pressure sensor thing, fluid that drained out was red. (Did not notice at the time) Topped off with clear generic STP (brand) power steering fluid. Result was a rather severe power steering whine when hot. Previously power st...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF12Y8X
I am going in circles here. This vehicle runs great with the O2 sensors disconnected and the fuel trim reset. I plug them in and the fuel trim relearns, it then back fires, stumbles, and hessitates. The long term trim is -30%. I have checked the engine for the...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7HF13Z7X
This truck has an intermittent stall/no start. When it is acting up the dash data displays "no bus" and we get no spark or injector pulse and our scanner cannot communicate. We ran through the troubleshooting chart for "engine does not start & DRB display "no ...
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start, water in fuel VIN: 387MC33692
Need a direction on this one. Customer brought his truck in on a wrecker. He has a massive amount of water in the fuel and yes it is full. Can we drain /clean the tank or will there be other issues ? I`m wondering about the injection pump. We are not really up...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Differential VIN: 1D7KU28643
Hello hope some one can help out. Have this 3/4 dodge 4x4 that we need to change the pinon seal on the rear diff. It actually has a 12 point nut on the pinon and we can not locate the proper socket size. I am sure some one must know. Any help would be apprecia...
1991 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L ign switch gear timming VIN: 1FTHX25GXL
Hi Ford Guys, Hopefully this is an easy one, but I am pulling out what little hair I have left out. 91 f250 ign rod broke, replace it, now I am having trouble with the gear in the cowl where the key inserts and the gear on the rod in the column. When I get i...
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L convertor VIN: 1ZVLT20A4S
hello thanks for taking time to read this i appreciate any help this 95 probe came in with a MIL on and Trans indicator blinking the MIL was caused by an inoperative MAF sensor which was replaced. That part was solved, then i cleared codes and the Trans indic...
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNJLT06H2V
Code P0140 - B1S2 sensor low activity. Scanned it and found voltage fixed at 1.25V. Disconnected sensor and voltage went to about 6V on scanner, voltmeter attached to harness connector agrees. Disconnected computer with O2 still disconnected and voltage jumps ... Trouble codes: P0140 (O2 sensor no activity - post cat)
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FALP6535V
I would like to know the correct proceedure to ckeck for a broken flexplate. Any input would be helpfull.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L coolant / fuel VIN: 1FTNY21F6X
Forgive not a lot of testing information because I don't know where to begin. The problem is about 2-3 Qts of diesel fuel sitting on top of the antifreeze in the overflow/reserve tank. Customer states only noticed it while hooking an accessory to the battery. ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF20F82
hello everyone i have this diesel that is really a pain . the vehicle came in cutting out and lacks power when driving only after it warms up .you can hold the pedal to the floor and it will not go . it drives fine until it warms up . code p1211 injection cont... Trouble codes: P1211 (injection control pressure above or below desired level)
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L hcu VIN: 1F4TNE24L8
Code 1095, ABS light on always checked all related wiring mitchells troubleshoot is replace HCU
2002 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L clutch pedal
Have a 2002 Escape with a clutch pedal that has 2 inches of travel before it gains any resistance. The customer says she brought to us the same day the condition started to occur. We bleed the clutch but the travel was no better. We also found that the clutch ...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17W83
This car set code P0172 I have check, fuel pressure, vacumm lines, fuel lines, flow meter, cam timing, compression etc...I erase the code and it will set after a short drive of while it is at idling. Ford tech all your help is welcome. Trouble codes: P0172 (systen too rich b1)
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA55244
after engine warms up to operating temp. engine will not accelerate, spits, backfires. cannot accelerate past 20-30 mph. will set po340 after extensive driving. cam sensor has been replaced, shutter looks fine, (no damage at all)also spins free with sensor off... Trouble codes: P0340
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX12W35
This truck came into my shop for a slow cranking engine. Checked out and found bad battery. Replaced battery and everything was ok. The owner called later to tell me the S.E.S. light was on and the engine had a very low idle and surges at times. He returned I ...
1997 Honda Accord DX 2.2L monitors VIN: 1HGCD5522V
Emission techs and L1 and Honda techs I need help , I have a 97 accord here that will not run monitors, it does run the 02 htr , and egr , and the three continuas monitors , but I need 6 to pass CA. emmisions, I replaced the rear 02 because the c.e.l was on an...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L and light on VIN: JNKCA31A01
hello, i have a 01 infi i-30 that came in with battery light, abs light, traction light, slip light and ses light on. found alternator was not charging. replaced alternator with oem unit and test drove, abs light, slip light and traction light still on. could ...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SZCK58W5X
can someone please help? i cannot find diagram showing which circuits are controlled by quad "A". vehicle has eratic idle and stall. tsb's show a powerlink diag but i dont have access to powerlink. i would much appreciate it if someone could tell me what circu... Trouble codes: P1640, P0401
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W91
Hi all, This car came in with no timing belt on & left cam shaft seized. We put a used head on & re-installed timing belt. Truck started & ran. Customer took car home & day later towed car back to shop. Car now Starts/stalls/pops. Every now and then car would ...
1994 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY19P1R
hello all, have this 1994 jeep wrangler with a long extended crank time, checked fuel pressure ok, but does not hold fuel pressure for five minutes, also on initial key on does not energize pump untill multiple tries or tap crank, poss two poblems, one no fuel...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ68S6W
Hello There. This 98 cherokee has an intermittent MIL light with multiple symptoms. Aug 22, hesistationon accel under load. Sept 5, speedo drops to 0kms and spikes to 200kms, no driveability, crank no start problem, volt meter drops low. Sept 20, spedo drops... Trouble codes: 60 (or p1698 No trans bus message)
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FA49S3Y
Hello everyone hope some one can help or has seen somthing like this before I got this jeep today with a intermittent stall but not relly a stall the engine will cut out for about a half a second and then recover like nothing wrong scanned and no codes so hook...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L brakes VIN: JT6G10U9Y0
Customer said brakes are grabing on the front.Test drove car and brakes seam to be working to good on front. Acts like rear brakes are not working.Checked rear brak pads and replaced .Caliper slides are ok.Spun rear wheels and felow tech applied brakes they se...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM81W6Y
customer states 8 months ago the trac control light came on When this happened the car bucked and jerked..the temp gauge fell to below cold and the car would sometimes stall. now to present day test drove car after customer stated the problem was back unable t...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L left front control arm area VIN: 5LMFU281YL
Hi to all the Lincoln / Ford techs. Thanks in advance. I have this 2000 Navigator that has a popping/clunk type noise from the left front suspension area. I checked out the front end and found a bad idler and replaced that and retested. Noise still present. I...
1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2213X
hi guys i have this problem this car came with code p1450 evap system malfunction large leak we smoked the system no signs of leak tested vent selonoin ok tested pressure sensor ok and purge selenoid was working at times so we replaced it erease code and custo... Trouble codes: P1450 (large evap leak evap system malfunction)
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Camshaft VIN: WDBHA23E9V
I am trying to locate an exhaust camshaft part # [...] from the bone yard or dealer. No one seems to have this item. The dealer says they have to order from germany. Maybe someone has has a good used one out there ot knows where I can get one. Call me at ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF70H1X
Customer drives car in (slowly) after changing battery. It will not accelerate, center dash display indicates ESP fault, BAS/ESP light on also. ME-2 Engine Computer has current code P0570, ISC control implausible. Please see test data as we tested everything t... Trouble codes: P0570 (ISC Control System Implausible), 0570 (Idle Speed Control Implausible)
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6DD-26S8
THOUGHT this one would be easy; but no luck yet. Towed In, Cranks, But No Start; Vehicle In Very Good Condition, & Looks Well Maintained; Check Over: Nothing Obvous; Scan For Codes With SnapOn Modis: NO Codes Stored; Check Live Data While Cranking:Injecto...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D84
Hello there I need help with description for code # P1138 in this 2004 sentra, I have a program that indicates that code is for a rear o2 sensor problem, but for different makes like Mazda,BMW,Ford,GM and Land Rover but it did not have a description for nissan... Trouble codes: P1138 (no description)
1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham 3.8L rear brakes VIN: 1G3AM47A7E
Hi people, we have had alot of brake line failures lately. This particular olds had line rusted above trans crossmemeber at clamp. Replaced hard line. Cannot get fluid to bleed out rear brakes. Have pressure at mastercylinder and inlet to combo valve. Brake la...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Starting
hello fellow techs, again this is the best damn site ever for mechanics! I am at home and do not have correct vin. this is an 01 olds intrigue w/3.5l. towed in for no start. no ground signal from pcm to crank relay. if i ground relay right away after turning k...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L wheel bearing? VIN: 1G2NF52E8Y
Hi folks: My research of IATN's Knowledge Base leads me to think I have a typical case of popping/snapping noise that a lot of members attribute to using aftermarket replacement wheel bearings as opposed to GM supplied ones. I have a problem with the universal...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX54K0Y
Hello, I would appreciate any help I can get with this car that got towed into are shop.The vechicle is a 2000 pontiac bonneville with 3.8 vin K engine.this is the non supercharged version.The problem with the vechicle is it starts and only runs for about two ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass or volume air flow A circuit range/Performance), P0121 (Throttle /Pedal position sensor/Switch A circuit range/performance problem)
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L rear bk/abs VIN: 1G2JB12492
hello to all from texas well techs i have this sunfire that when you slightly hit the brake {a little harder than a normal stop} the right rear brk and sometime both rear wheels lock down and abs module is activated. we have removed the wheels on two seperate ...
1973 Porsche 911T 2.4L No Start VIN: 9113112005
I have this 911T in my garage, it is in mint condition, wont start, will run with ether so i know it has spark. Try priming injectors by depressing air vale with key on, get fuel at two lines, pissing air/fuel out the rest very little. What am I missing? Is th...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Misfire, rough @ 2000 rpm VIN: 4S3BG6853X
Customer brought in vehicle right after he started it in the morning and engine was rough for 10-15 seconds. No engine light was reported and no codes were stored. Considering his mileage, we sold him a minor tune(plugs, wires, fuel filter) and fuel system ser...
1991 Suzuki Sidekick JL 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2S3TA01C6M
hello, this is one of those nightmares that you wish you never got involved in. the customer had this 1991 suzuki sidekick towed to our shop to diagnose a no start condition. we found that is had no compression on 1 cylinder and very low compression on 2 othe...
1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2GB31S6X
Hi, Suzuki techs. I hope someone can help me out. Vehicle initially came in with code P0400. Testing electrical to EGR valve came out OK and led to replacement of the EGR valve. While the valve was off, I also checked for exhaust coming up through the tube and... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR system flow malfunction)
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGF21A33
Only when warmed up, 2-3 feels almost like engine miss, neutrals, won't go into 4th. OK when cold
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTTH23B5
Okay it's back again. but with new code. Sorry but I really don't VW's much. This is the history of this car since 9-1-06. Car comes in for inspection with check engine light on, P0139 O2 heater, replace O2. Dealer sends O2 for AHA engine and we have ATQ, so w... Trouble codes: P0112 (Intake Air Sensor), P0420 (Cat Efficency), P0139 (Bank 1 sensor 2 heater)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L drivealbilty VIN: 3VWSD69M71
Vehicle missfires under boost pressure. boost pressure is in spec, and happens intermentently. customer firts took it to a VW dealer. He was told that it needed a new ecm. No repairs were made at the dealer. Customer then gave the car to us, and we ran some fe...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
this is a 1.8 lit turbo - car came to my shop with broken timming belt and all exaust valves bent. replaced all valves and performed a valve job, also replace timming belt and tensioner. timming on both top cams chain is right on accordind to all data info. ti... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam pos sensor cpm implausible signal)
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FW8837N
Good afternoon everyone. I have a 92 volvo 740 that came in for a no start. When we checked it it had no spark coming out of the coil. It has the Regina ignition system. The first thing that we checked was the ignition power stage w/ coil because i had a teste...

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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Stall VIN: JH4DA9352M
Thanks Again I got Alot Of response for throttle body being dirty. Check for vaccuum leaks And Iac problems.Talking To customer Again I got The rest of The story A fuel Pump was done and ever since then The fuel gauge Has been off.The gauge reads 1/2 But i...
1976 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0L Stall
Thanks to all and Stephen [...]. The inertia switch mounted on the right side firewall, was tripped. Simple fix with the right information.
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWX28N71
Waited this long to close to post a more detailed fix, so here goes: The code & component # N249 does relate to the bypass valve located in front of the engine, we checked operation through component activation & bench testing, worked correctly & in the proper... Trouble codes: 17608 (wastegate bypass valve mech. malfunction N249), 16686 (misfire cyl. 2), 16688 (misfire cyl. 4), 16687 (misfire cyl. 3), 16685 (misfire cyl. 1).
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L engine overheats VIN: WBACG7324T
This little baby is fixed, problem was a combination of improper bleeding with possible failed new thermostat. My error was removing the thermostat in my frustration, thinking that this would give maximum coolant flow. Wrong! That just exasperated the problem ...
1994 Buick Century Special 3.1L cal.ft sticking VIN: 3G4AG55M2R
Thank to all for your help,we like most of you belive the booster is at falt but, our costomer has no more $$$ to spend till next pay check,she on fixed incomebut we will fix it next time shes in.THANKS AGAIN TO ALL!!!
1992 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1LV134ON
Habe to get back on this one soon will update then closing , just havent had time to get back to it. thanks again for the helpful and thinking out of the box i got stuck in rut .
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
Well its finally fixed! Thankyou to all that replied to our help request. After we got some more information from the customer and found out that he drove it on the highway for an extended period of time while it was overheating it started to run rough. We end... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder number 6 misfire).
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1WH55K2Y
customer agreed to pick up car and run until gas light comes on then filling the tank to make sure we do not have a sender unit problem. thanks for the help
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Cranking Circuit VIN: 2GIWH55K61
The car has been starting every time for over a week now! I received some great suggestions ranging from 'don't forget the basics ' such as battery connections etc. to some tests hints such as the fuse 'drag test'.In checking components such as the relay conne...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L abs VIN: 1GNDXO3E71
today another shop took the car for us because the air bag light also went on.They found under the driver,s seat a module for the air bag that had rust by the connectors.We knew and looked under rugs for rusty connections , but was suprise about this one.They ...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L no rear driveshaft speed VIN: 1GNFK16Z13
thanks to every one! i replaced the transfer control mod and its been working great i now am reciving my prop shaft speeds from the t/c to my scanner before i was only getting the front one. thanks for all your time and knowledge. aaron (troups son)
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS 6.0L recirculation door actuator VIN: 3GNGK26U34
Alan from Wyomiing is the man! The recirc door was over travelling. I installed an additional cushion to stop the door a tad sooner and it works beautifully now. 38 degrees @ 1500 rpm. Lo side is @ 32psi hi side @ 250psi. Thank you!!!
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 2C3HL56T8R
Replaced ac taranducer and coustomer picked up and have not heard back. i test drove 4 times before returnign it and all was good thanks to all who helped
1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L Cooling fans VIN: 2C3ED46F9R
Sorry for the delay, I have been unable to get the customer back in. Thanks to those who replied, the consensus is that it's the transducer, fancy Chrysler name for pressure switch so the can charge $150 for it, is faulty. I have one here, hope to install it s...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP5L53R
First off thanks to all that replied ,after rechecking all previous work we smoked again and found absolutly nothing system held pressure {Redline smoke pro ] did some tsb checks found 1 about replacement of PCM [ tom was on the money there ] It has been a wee... Trouble codes: P0456.
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.8L lr wheel speed VIN: 1B4GT44L7X
Sorry for the delayed fix,but customer unable to drop off untill today.Re-replaced lr wheel speed sensor (local dodge dealer nice enough to part warrenty the one I put in 11 months ago).Road tested all ok @this time.Thanks for all the help,suggestions,tips etc...
1947 Ford WOODY .0L horn VIN: F10JK71125
Thanks to all that replied. The fix ended up being the 1n4003 diode that Rick [...] recommended using in between the poles of the coil for the horn relay. That took away the eletrcial shock we were getting from the coil colapse. We got alot of very good point...
1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FAPP36X9N
Car is fixed! I ran engine to get hot. Shut off. No start. Still have 12V ignition input, and ground, but do not have 12V out of CCRM to F/P on pink/black wire! Has spark. CCRM is faulty, replaced it, all is well.Thanks guys, most said CCRM is a common failure... Trouble codes: 543 (F/P secondary circuit failure).
1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15HXT
We suspect the computer is the issue and when we pulled it for part number,the unit appeared to be water damaged. The customer has declined any further work on the vehicle. Trouble codes: P0141 (ho2s12 heater ckt), P0135 (ho2s11 heater ckt), P0155 (ho2s21 heater ckt).
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT20A6V
Well unfortunately I never did find the pinpoint test or trouble code description. We replaced the purge sol and cleared codes as some thought. Monitors passsed and the vehicle has been gone 3 weeks. Thanks for all the help. Paul Trouble codes: P0441.
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L 3-4 upshift VIN: 1FDAF57F3X
Thank you for response. We brought the wrecker in to check pressure on test port. The test port is used for the pto pump and has several check valves and switches involved. The owner decided not to get in over our heads and sent it back to dealer that installe...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L spark knock VIN: 1FDRE14W2Y
The customer has not returned with the vehicle but reseting KAM was not reset when repair was finished and seems like a likely answer. thank you to all that replied!
1990 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA4229L
our database (alldata) indicated the pa being located inside the pgm-fi ecu. the pa is actually outside the of the ecu and happened to get unplugged during the installation of the computer. the car is running and no lights at this time and released to the cust... Trouble codes: 13 (A problem in the Atmspheric pressure sensor).
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L intake gasket VIN: 1J4GZ8Y2VC
I posted this for another tech in my shop, one who is not enlightened to the world of internet and IATN. On his behalf thanks for the advice. Turns out this numbskull didn't follow the approved torque method for the intake, he looked up the specs today and d...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58S9W
we replaced the crank sensor and have had no further problems thank you. Trouble codes: P0320 (ign ref/crank circut), P1391.
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNM22202
We got another land rover to check each trucks circuitry. changed crank and cam sensors, ecu and relays. suspected immobilizer and found it to take 4 hrs to change. no info was available from land rover. the wire for the immobilizer on the no start truck had a...
1995 Lexus SC300 3.0L No 3-4 Upshift VIN: JT8Z31C9S0
I wish to thank all of those whom replied, as I mentioned this was being worked on by another shop. They took the vehicle to an Electrical shop, who diagnosed the problem as being a faulty ECU. They had the ECU rebuilt & reinstalled it. All is well now
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Starting VIN: 5LMRU27A2X
Thank you all for the valuable input and suggestions regarding this vehicle, I tried them all. Customer was anxious and when I suggested the dealership would have to fix it he had no problems with that, we shipped it to the dealer this morning.
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L both message centers are blank at all times VIN: 1LNHM82W4Y
Thanks to all that responded. I tested everthing that was suggested which included checking abs module and harness,vehicle speed sensor and harness by radiator support. I also tested all powers and grounds to the HEC and finally condemned the HEC but the custo...
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4F24407111
will sorrry for not returning the repair earlier but this one is fixed w/nodought thanks to tom from nj he nailed it on the head. i did not find it right off the bat,we wiggeled the pcm wiring harness and thought that it must be something else because it did n...
2002 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Door Latch VIN: 1YVGF22F72
The door on the Mazda is opened. The door panel was removed without any damage. Pried the upper lip of the panel over the door skin and, after removing the 2 metal screws at the bottom of the door panel and under the pull handle matting, aggressively pulled th...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G72
One more mitsu back on the road. This one turned out to be some clogging in the t-body for the vacuum vent for the egr sol. The sol is normally open to vent EGR valve vacuum from the system. The valve is fed vacuum via a vacuum reducer that gets its vacuum fro... Trouble codes: P0301.
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3G2JB1246W
Hi, folks. Thanks for the replies. After wiggling the harness around at the pcm, I could not duplicate this concern. I informed the customer to please tell me if it happens again, and have not yet heard back. I am assuming its been working OK but am doubtful o... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl misfire), P0171 (fuel system lean), P0172 (fuel system rich), P1133 (O2 insufficient switching).
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L alternator VIN: WPOCB29852
It was pretty much as we suspected, we had just installed a PRE defective Bosch unit. After replacing it with another it is charging fine. Thanks for all of the replys
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L 3-2 shift VIN: YS3DD75H2Y
Thank you everyone for helping with this problem, especially [...]. There is a kit, part#5440516 available to repair several different shifting complaints. My local dealer was unaware of. They just install rebuilts. I tried hard to g...
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5275V
Thanks to all who replied to my help request. Tech re-checked all grounds, checked for a possible bad conn in trunk none found. Checked temp sensor for cracked housing or coolant intrusion into the harness none found. plugs wires ok. customer has decided to ta... Trouble codes: P0336, P0656, P0733, P0741, P0744, P0749.
2002 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: 4S3BE89642
Thanks to those who tried to help me with this car , after checking the entire a/c sys. and determining the a/c system was ok , the only other connection to the pcm that could tell the pcm to turn off the ground to the a/c relay was the rev. sensor on back of ...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTDAT12331
Upon further inspection found that a cover for the fuel line had fallen between the motor mount and caused the harshness transferred to the vehicle body. Guess I am being to picky about how smooth these should run.
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: WV2ZB0252E
Thanks to all who took the time to offer help. We still have not been able to get this car to pass IM. We recieved info on setting timing, AFM specs, CTS specs, etc., and we greatly appreciate that info. I suspect the problem might be the ECU, which is about t...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9613S
The problem was the cam sensor signal was not getting back to the computer. The harness had been pinched and the ground side wire was almost cut in half. Thanks to all the replies!
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