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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L ABS codes VIN: 1G6CD53B7N
Thank you in advance, Caddi came in with ABS light on, pulled codes and found 21 right front speed sensor and 45 PMV solenoid, tested and PMV power up for 5 seconds and then computer shuts down ABS and will not clear codes. Tested relays, replaced with known g...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L rear axle seals VIN: 1B7KF23W3X
removed axles and hubs. bearings seem to be fine,and properly tightened. brake shoes are saturated and will be replaced, wheel cylinders also starting to swell. Dont see any nicks or cuts in seals. My question, has anyone else run into any problems with this. ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Power VIN: 1B7KF23611
Hello Everyone. This truck runs great all day and starts and restarts any time with out a problem. The problem is that most morning after sitting over night, the truck will start right up but if you try to move ( forward or backwards) the engine has no power. ... Trouble codes: P0216 (Injector pump)
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Trans Slip VIN: 1FTHX26K8R
I work on VW and Audi's so this is a foreign vehicle to me :-) My 94 F250 with the IDI turbo diesel is equipped with an E4od 4 speed auto trans that was replaced about 20000 miles ago with a Jasper rebuilt unit (now out of warranty of course). It's been fine f...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cam Shaft VIN: 1FMZU34E5W
FORD TECHS HELP!!! I just got finished replacing both cam chains assy. (with cassetts tensioners) jack shaft guide and tensioner (chain and gears looked good and were hard to get) balance shaft guide and tensioner (chain and gears looked good) pulled the oil p...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTZX1869W
this truck had the long block changed at 86k because of low compression and smoking.customer requested a replacement.the truck has run great for 22k miles .he stopped to get gas and about 2 miles later it started missing,he thought he got some bad gas.drove fo...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Reflash Problem VIN: 1FTPW12524
Ford Gurus: I have a 2004 F150 that I replaced the Trans on and went to reflash and change the tire size. During the reflash I got a code that I have not seen yet. The code is Error Code: 102 - 0x22 851082. After the code message I was prompted to answer ...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on
morning techs One of our customers bought this truck without talking to us and guess what, MIL light on and she says it seems like the trans neutrals out. I checked the 2 TPS's on the throttle body with Vantage and there was no drop outs. so I went to the ECM... Trouble codes: 1125 (ETC limit), 1295 (ETC power manegement mode), 1515 (tps)
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E1S
Have code p0411 intermitantly. I am having problems finding any test procedures or electrical specification for the air injection pump circuit. If anybody has suggestions on valid tests for the pump please let me know. JEFF Trouble codes: P0411
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBHA28E2V
Hello tecks/I thank in advance for all the help.This car starts normal when cold,after 5 minuts losses power no acceleration and backfire in intake,no codes,I try a maf sensor,fuel pressure ok ,on my scanner timing shows -9 to -27 when accelerating.Iff eanybod...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L r/r speaker VIN: WDBGA43G8V
Hi Techs, This S420 intermittently make noise like dripping water on the right rear speaker. I have heard it this week for the first time. It goes away if you turn the radio off. If you move the speakers balance, and turn the right side off, the noise is stil...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1111V
Car came in with a code set for the b1 s1 0s2 sensor replaced sensor customer drove car home mil light came on again with the same code all data suggests replace the pcm at 400.00 help! thank in advance. Trouble codes: P0135
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G3GR62C4S
Feels like a missfire most noticeable on very light accel, yet it does idle a bit rough and feels like it's lacking some power, but not alot. At this time I only have Solus w/ver 4.? and Vantage 5.0 (primary only) to work with. Here is where I'm at so far. Bec...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52T8Y
Car came into the shop with a severe misfire on cyl #1. MIL was commanded on for P0301(?) Code was cleared before entering the shop. Customer complained of vehicle spuddering and stalling out at stop lights. Gap on old plugs was .080. Replaced plugs with autol...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L heating -ac VIN: 3G7DA03E61
Car first came in with problem of blowing fuse for ac heater bl. motor after a day or two ,tryed mot. and res. problem still ocured.Now the fuse will blow imediatly even with the motor and res. unpluged as soon as key is turned on.When the fuse blowes the trac...
2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L knocking sound VIN: JTDDR32T31
Just bought this vehicle for my son to go to college in and didnt hear anything wrong when buying it.engine is fine when idleling but when you get warmed up and the oil gets thinner and you raise the rpms up to about 1800-2000 rpms it starts to make a knock no...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Cuts out VIN: YV1LS5505P
this one is driving the owner nuts!! he has had it at other shops several times.the owners daughter is using this car to commute to school 30 miles each way. every two days or so the vehicle will just cut out while she is driving at highway speeds it alway re...

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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6325V
vehicle took a very long time to achieve closed loop. ambient temp sensor missing from previous collision. air flow sensor relies on temp info. replaced and ok. thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: P1250 (air/fuel mixture), P0173 (fuel trim malfunction bank 2), P1189 (mixture deviation cyl 4-6), P0301 (misfire 1 detected).
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBADT43441
Hi you all and thanks for all the help. We changed the battery and the the final stage unit (fan resistor) for htr. fan. The customer wanted the resistor replaced even though we could not duplicate the problem and the car has been gone a couple of days now so ...
1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6KS54Y8W
Thanks for the responses guys and gals. I think i'm going to try the headgasket repair fluid, and if it doesn't work... We're just going to go for the headgasket job.
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Strut VIN: 2G1FP22S4S
Thanks for everyone's help. The end piece at the top of the strut where the rod comes out tapped right off. Then I was able to get the lower spring mount off and transfer it. THANKS AGAIN !!!
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No shift VIN: 1G1JC5240T
Thank you all that responded. I finally took it out and took it apart found the front pump bearing seized, the metal from that stuck all the valves in the valve body. It would be about 1000.00 to repair it. I found a used unit at a bone yard w/ 24k on it for 3...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Security Light VIN: 2G1WX15K91
This my personal car and as soon as I get soom time off from work I am going to check the bcm and replace it if that seems to be the problem. If it is not I will replace the ignition switch. Thanks for all the imput. R.Fris
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Battery VIN: 2G1WW12E52
After removing all the fuses and replacing them one at a time and finding no significant changes we decided to replace the BCM. The recurring codes problems in the BCM was fixed and we have eliminated the drain on the battery also. New BCM was the fix. Thanks ...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on
Thanks for the replies . This one is definately repaired. The emission readings dropped from 50.4 gm/km to 1.07[co.]and 1.93gm/km to.13 [h.c].The rear o2 sensor would go full lean , and the readings started to climb.The rear o2 on this and many newer vehicles ...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF23D1V
first i thank all that replied,found 2 promlems tne pressure relef valve at the pump on the return side was faulty this made a 50% improvment. next day found fuel leaking at supply line at top of trans it was miss routed at 1 time ? repared leak all is fine no...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L alternator VIN: 2B4GP74LX2
First, yes we did find the alternator has a bad internal bearing. I should have indicated on my post that we were aware of the over-running clutch - we just had never heard such a heavy whirring noise before coming from inside the alternator (you could hear th...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14231
most of my replis where for egr tube, this was my major problem I found the down side tube from dpfe plug solid had replace the egr tube I could not unplug the blockage. I still was getting a lean code but only on bank 2 again one of the replies helped. I repl... Trouble codes: 1406 (down stream dpfe hose off), P0172, P0171.
1986 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA743XG
Whewwwwwww. finally got this one done and my son couldnt be happier. pulled carb and found out it was gummed up badddd. cleaned and soaked carb. put rebuild kit in and it fired up and ran smoked a lil bit but is running ok still have to work on choke when engi...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7162L
First, some updates.  I ended up getting a Vantage Pro.  A great device and it is vastly increasing my capabilities, but am still learning to use some aspects of it and have used it for fix on another car so that has slowed me up.  Found that the CMP (cam posi... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal).
1994 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Cuts out VIN: 2HGEH2372R
Thank you for all the responses. Most pointed to the distributor, and as good as that advice is, the distributor had been replaced very recently with Honda unit, including coil, ignitor, cap & rotor. After performing valve adjustment and v-tec testing, stumb...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L SRS and D4
Thanks to everyone who read or responded to this. Everyone was correct, the bulb for the D4 light was out. And the seat belt buckle is no good. I replaced the bulb and ordered the seat belt buckle. I guess I panicked when the customer was saying the light was ...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1LNHM82W73
The vehicle has been put on the back burner due to the work load, Carmax has bought back the car 3 days after due to the complaint defect has never duplicated.The vehicle has sent to the dealer twice with no problem found. All grounds and power has been cleane...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L seats, mirrors VIN: WDBFA67F2W
well here it is after 5 days of diagnostics and manually tracing the wires from front to back of the vehicle behold the solution to this problem is...blown fuse 13. Yes you can all say it... should have checked that first. Well me and my mechanic checked all t...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L power door locks VIN: WDBRF61J91
Vehicle owner took this car back to the Mercedes Benz dealership. The following is verbatim from their repair order; Locking system problem, locks bounce when driving or when vehicle is shut off. 'Performed short test, rear SAM wasn't communicating on the in...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31DX2
Wow!IATN rocks , I post a help request and get the first reply in less than 20 minutes . First I want to thank to Craig , David , Don , Adam , Anthony and Kenneth you guys are great. The fix for code P1147 was to replace of O2 sensor bank1 sensor2. After you g... Trouble codes: P1147.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSF29M0Y
Well good day to all. Thanks to all who responded to this post. We started with the pump timing and its set almost dead on. The carbon issue was not a problem as the intake was cleaned prior to being reasembled. We did replace the air mass sensor with an origi... Trouble codes: 1248 (injection control start deviation).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L parking lights VIN: 3VWRB69M31
Car ended up having bad BCM,thanks for the help and also thanks to the guys at work for helping me. Pete
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Brakes VIN: 3VWSE69M22
Only got three replies. Robert from Oregon says the TDI's do this but he hasn't seen any others. We sent her away armed with a little knowledge. Thanks for reading.
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