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1998 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9652W
this for honda techs have above described car here is the story towed in after atempted theft drilled ignition replaced ignition with factory new one car cranks but has no spark or injector pulse called customer and found out she was having intermiten problem ...
2001 Audi S4 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WUAXD68D81
I'm hoping some Audi Masters out there can give me some insight as to description and opperation of the exaust gas temp sensors. I dont know how they work and alldata has no D&O for these sensors. I also found little in archives. I may be wrong but I have a hu... Trouble codes: P1454 (exaust gas temp sensor), P1114 (bank1 sensor 2 resistance too high)
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP54B81
Hey evreybody, This car seems to have no driveability problems just MIL lamp on. I ran through all the VAG block tests via ALLDATA and the block values and self tests all passed. If anybody needs I can get the block values I have obtained. I check the catalyti... Trouble codes: P0421 (Warm up catalyst B1 threshold below efficiency), P0431 (Warm up catalyst B2 threshold below efficiency)
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD6320R
this is my personal vehicle it exhibits this problem only in cooler temps. starts fine and idles well for about 3 or 4 minutes then after coming to a stop it surges and the check eng. light comes on storing this blasted code 13 which could lead down many paths... Trouble codes: 13 (o2)
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L hood VIN: WBAGJ832VD
have a 740 here that the hood release cable is non op - i removed the handle and pulled manually on the cable as much/far as possible but still hood will not pop - since it is looking like time to drill and blast i was wondering if anyone has been thru this be...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Surge VIN: WBAGJ8327W
this car once warmed up does a rhythmic surge every 3-4 seconds. It doesn't seem to act up unless it has shifted into high gear and locked up at steady cruise or maintaining speed on a slight grade. At 30-40mph the problem is more noticable, but is still there...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Will not idle VIN: WBABK8337X
Hello BMW Techs, We have a 328i Convertible in the shop with a no idle problem. It will not idle in any gear including park & neutral. You need to apply some throttle to start the engine. The vehicle runs fine off idle. When you take your foot off the throttl... Trouble codes: 65 (Cam Sensor signal A circuit Bank 1 or single sensor), 08 (Mass or volume air flow circuit range/performance)
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L clutch VIN: 2155456K41
A good customer of mine is wanting me to put a clutch in his car for him. The discription in Mitchell requires lots of special tool. Has anyone done one without the tools? Should I send this one away? Thanks.
1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L tape player VIN: 2G4WB52K6T
The factory cd/ tape player has an error code of 10 when a tape is installed, does anyone know what this means and is there a repair that can be done by us or does the radio need to go in for repair. All other features of radio work fine, including the cd play...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L heat VIN: 1G6CD53B7M
this thing came in no heat again, heat hoses not getting hot ok, checked flow seemed very low, pulled heater core to check for restriction ok, reinstalled heater core left access cover off and ran vehicle to operating temp heater core ice cold ok, pulled water...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L heater VIN: 1GNFK16K4R
help gm techs! we have a customers "other" vehicle in and we dont do a lot of gm. the customer had a leaking radiator- we replaced it and noticed when done there was no heat from both cores. customer stated problem occured a week ago but was ok up to that poin...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK24F4S
Diesel guys, I have an intermittent problem with this truck. When it is acting up it will be idling normally and will just shut off (no stumble,just like the key was shut off). You can immediately start it back up with no problem, then a minute later it will ... Trouble codes: 19 (crank sensor fault), 18 (pump cam reference pulse error), 17 (high resolution sensor fault), 35 (inj pulse width error short response), 54 (tio fault), 65 (accel pedal position fault)
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L drl VIN: 1GNEL19W6Y
cust came in with fuel gauge and headlts flickering--scoped fuel gauge-no problem found w circuit-will rec cluster--however only 11.2 volts found at headlts/ .15 drop on ground circuit. jumped relay and still same voltage however fuse to relay remains at 13.7 ...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1G1YY22G6W
Someone please help me!!! This vette is driving me crazy and I cant figure it out. The original problem that it came in for was the SERVICE VEHICLE SOON message was being displayed in the dash. I found 2 codes for the door control module but everything in the ...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 36NEK18R4W
Greetings: We have a Tahoe that runs good on the road but misfires at idle and sets 1 code for #6 misfire. We have put in new plugs, plug wires,air+fuel filters and a new injector on cylinder #6. Performed a decarbonization treatment and confirmed a good fuel ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GCGK29U0X
This truck came in with a symptom of crankcase oil level increases over time. The customer had a oil sample analyisis and it showed that the oil was diluted with fuel. The truck runs OK with the exception of a slight hesitation when cold.The only code is for t... Trouble codes: P0463
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L headlight VIN: 1GCHK29U04
Got a wierd one here, the vehicle came in for not turning off with key. You can shut the key off and disconnect ignition switch and it will stay running until you turn on the headlights. It will die instantly. Came in about a year ago with the wiring harness g...
1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL45HXX
After repair car started and ran fine. Shook a little on start up but only lasted a split second. I test drove car and seemed good. Customer picked it up and was back about 2 days later complaining about rought run on start up. We could not reproduce the probl... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Misfire VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
any ideas out there to fix the problem Trouble codes: P0352
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start, INTERMITTENT VIN: 1B3HD46T0S
i have this crys. has intermittent no start.turn the key to start it just cranks.turn key off then to start again it starts and runs.it loses spark.one time i cranked it and let go of the key and it started.i checked and replaced the ignition switch,thinking s...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Lighting VIN: 2B4GP2435V
hello all,came in with no dash lights.no wipers,no interior lights. car was gone 1 day and while on highway driving the drivers side 1/2 shaft actually broke in half in the middle.(never seen that before like this is half an inch of solid steel broken right i...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG22N41
This truck keeps setting a P0442 small leak.I have fixed a few leaks already.Now the leak I can find with the smoke tester is coming from the system Air filter,Should I be able to ground the LDP solinoid control and get it to stop.Also it has had a new LDP ins... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP Small leak)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1B7HU18N22
dodge ram 1500 white smoke and code p0302, runs rough when cold and coolant is low and no external leaks. acts exactly like a head gasket. i found no bulletins or posts about head gaskets or cracked heads and i would like to be armed with info before tear down...
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L dome lights VIN: 1D4HB58D54
i am working on 04 dodge durango & dome light wont shut off when truck is off or started they wont shut off!any info on this would be nice. didnt find any diag info on this & i dont know of any common problems on this suv
1972 Ford mustang 351CID Mechanical VIN: 2F04H14828
Hello All, I was wondering if anyone had any experiance with an engine company called Rhino Engines. I'm trying to decide if I should rebuild this engine or go with a long block from Rhino. I have never heard of this company and I would feel much better if I ...
1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP44E5N
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L four wheel drive VIN: 1FTEF14N5S
I received this truck after another shop worked on for two months. I cannot find a lot of info on Mitchell on demand to help test the four wheel drive components. I have heard that the motors go bad on the transfer cases but I cannot find any pinpoint tests. I...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15U6W
this vehicle came in as no start has no spark with no injector pulse on scanner saw no crank output replaced crank sensor still nothing tested wiring to computer has all the readings its supposed to tested with multimeter. i checked all grounds they alllooked ...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP73W4X
we had done a tune-up on this and was brought in running rough and missing a little. replaced plugs and ran great gave back to customer 2 weeks later... it had a small miss or stumble shut off let set over night next day ran great. now after running for 45 min... Trouble codes: P0430
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L shift soliniod a VIN: 1FAFP52U5X
help ford techs! this is our loaner car - we do mostly imports. the vehicle will set a p0750 shift soliniod a malfuntion once in a blue moon. we can never duplicate any abnormal shifts- what should we be looking for? thanks in advance- greg and crew
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge, COLD HARD START VIN: 4ZECF18253
when vehicle is cold, (first start after sitting for 8 to 10 hours, outside temp.) engine is hard to start. once started, idle surges for about 45 seconds, then engine goes to normal idle. glow plug system has been tested twice. system checks good with power a...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU63P61
Truck came in for misfire. Scanned and found multiple misfires on several cylinders. Found wires incorrectly routed and wire seperators all gone. Plug wires were routed using nylon wire ties and several had arc spots. Replaced wires and plugs, rerouted correct... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0307 (Cylinder 7 misfire)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L low/reverse VIN: 1FTNW21F42
My son bought this truck on a theft recovery: was stolen in the S W and the back seat taken out, filled with illegal aliens and drugs and run back and forth across the border until caught...anyway, the truck ran fine the first day or two, now it does not want ...
1995 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2GTEC19K15
under regular load from starting off once vehicle gets going i here a loud screeching noise or gear noise, in either trans or transfer case, let off gas goes away, drive very , very gentle seems fine once load like a regular take off noise comes in vehicle dif...
1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG1643X
hi, this car has came into the shop for a no start condition, i turn the key over and it will crank so i check for fuel and it is getting plenty. I also checked for spark and it will spark for about 5-10 seconds and then stop sparking when i am still cranking ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L air bag VIN: SAJFAO1NX1
This is probably a stupid question but I need to repair a broken wire under the drivers seat for the air bag system.How do I disarm the system?If I disconnect the battery,will I have a problem with the theft system ,radio,or the ECM relearn? If I use a "memory...
1994 Jeep Wrangler S 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4FY2950R
this jeep will not pass state inspection in Texas. state insp station say the low idle emossion co is high. could the og sinsor be bad or what else do I need to look for. ANY HELP WOULD BE GOOD. Thanks Randy PS shows no codes but might need to clear codes if...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on, No scan data VIN: 1J4GZZ78S7
Hello all, thanks for your time. Customer came in with the check engine light on, scanned for codes with a code reader and retrieved the P0443, evap solenoid code. Performed tests and determined the solenoid bad. Replace solenoid with a factory unit. Cleared t... Trouble codes: P0443 (Evap purge solenoid circuit open or shorted), P1282 (Fuel pump relay control circuit problem)
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7232X
Vehicle came in for overheating and running poorly. We installed a new radiator and the overheating was cured. Now on to the MIL on and running poorly. Both O2 heater fuses were good, and were getting voltage to the O2 heaters. I verified ground side control c... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 sensor inactive B1S1), P0135 (O2 sensor heater circuit malfunction B1S1), P0141 (O2 sensor inactive B1S2)
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNY22273
Hello eveyone. This Freelander came in on a hook. Cranks ok, no spark and no injector pulse. OBDII generic showed no codes. Checked cam and crank sensors on lab scope and both look pretty normal. Found some info in Alldata on the theft deterent system that bas... Trouble codes: P1403
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNFM97V0W
Vehicle came to shop w/ engine misfire & check engine light on. Initial inspection found fault codes for cylinder misfire in cylinder #3 & #4. Found long term fuel trim reading lean. Further inspection found barometer out of specs for altitude. Found MAF senso... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank1), P0174 (Lean Bank2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4)
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L hard start VIN: 1LNHM97V2X
Hello everyone thanks in advance for help Car was towed in cranks but no start. Meas fuel preas while cranking 35 to 40 psi. Car starts on 5th try fuel preas at 40 then drops to 34 & stalls, this happens 3 times, then stays running at 36psi 10 minutes later p...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDB1260661
this car cranks 3-5 seconds then starts sharply after that. it runs OK on the post start enrichment then starts to peter out. it will not accept any throttle after that without a backfire or stall. with O2 sensor connected it leans out till it dies. the resi... Trouble codes: 9 (MAS no description in Alldata), 17 (EZK - crankshaft sensor engine off)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F0V
customer came in with check engine light on (p0153 bank 2 sensor 1 slow to change) checked fuel pressure good- checked for vacuum leaks - none present- engine runs good- no misfire- check for b+ at o2 heaters and control all good- went ahead and replaced bank ... Trouble codes: P0153 (g3/3 left o2 sensor before twc aging correction varible exceeded period too long current and stored)
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDB2084652
Hi Gents, The car doesn't start when hot. It just cranks over and over. I checked the car with the scan tool and the code i got was both left and right oxy fuel which i beleave is the airmass meter but not the actual fault. I think the fault is the crank senso...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AE85H51
we have seen this car several times for this concern-we have replaced the egr valve and serviced the egr system with bg service tool-last time we removed all the plumbing and inspected for any restrictions or related problems and found nothing wrong-any advise... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow)
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L No Start VIN: 4A4MN31S24
There is no fault codes reported from PCM, there is no spark no inj pulse, and on data stream the CRANK signal shows 0 Rpm when cranking, but I scoped at PCM and there is a well define 5V square wave signal imputing. This is the second time I have had this sam...
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.1L fuel gauge VIN: 1G2WP14T7N
What's up fellow IATN techs. I got this car from one of the mechanics from our other affiliate shop. The complain was the fuel gauge is reading inacurate. The gauge is reading full but the idiot light for low fuel is on. So they replaced the fuel gauge sending...
1995 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1GMDU06L1S
Thanks in advance. Customer is complaining of an intermitant cutting out (not stalling) It has a very intermittant check engine light with no codes. I am leaning to a bad crank sensor but i was looking for some input. Thanks Mike P
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L transfercase VIN: JT3HN86RSW
this is my boss's truck, and he is pressing me to get it fixed. he bought the truck about 4 years ago, and just 2 weeks ago he put it into 4X4 hi, and felt binding up, and would no go more then 35 mph, along with a strong burning smell. i test drove the truck ...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF2874U
Sorry to bother you all with this one,this ones my mother inlaws car.every 2-3 months cel comes on with p0171 bank 1 lean.of coarse everytime she brings it in condition not present (go into check mode with scan tool which is surposed to disable 2 trip setting ... Trouble codes: P0171
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L 5th VIN: 3VWTD81H2V
Customer stated that it started to pop out of gear once in a while and now will not shift into gear at all. Any common problems to look for? Thanks in advance. Ed
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1FA8749J
help!car came in last month cust complaint running lousy , no power. boy did it ever!found maf sensor covered with oil and intake hose soft from oil.replaced both with aftermarket reman(i know, i know)and road tested ok so mwe shipped it .car shows up today , ...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9608T
For Volvo Techs ---This is a well-maintained vehicle. Intermittenly (once a month or 1,000 miles), the MIL will come on. Code P0103 translates to MAF Signal too high. I have checked the voltage and it is within specs 0.2V and 2.2V at idle. I have checked groun... Trouble codes: P0103 (MAF Sensor)
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D6X
I pulled and replaced the spark plugs and there was alot of deposits on plug number four the plugs have about 15 thousand miles on them the rest of the plugs looked O K I always use OEM on these cars 'cause the price is rite and they work well For a non turbo ... Trouble codes: P1152 (Intermitent O2 1 Bank 2)

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1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L engine VIN: WAUEJ88C9R
Hi again. No matter how much you say you can never include enough information in a help request. The replies all focused on pressure control valves. The V6 VAG motor has gone through many revisions. Some have oil pressure relief valves in the upper oil pan. Th...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7W
Thanks to everybody who replied but the customer decided not to go any further with the diagnosis at this time. Trouble codes: P1129, P1127, P1141, P0411 (Sec. air injection system), P1139.
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Unknown VIN: WAUBG34D1X
Sorry for the delay in closing this, I know a lot of you guys that replied are just DYING to find out what was wrong. We had the wrecking yard send us the TCM out of the car that the transmission came out of just to assure ourselves that this wasn't an issue, ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD62030
hi gents, Thankyou again for all the replies, i didn't want to post anything untill i was sure the vehicle was not going to comeback. The fault was the ignition switch and i beleave the contacts were burnt. The ews on occasions was getting voltage drop which w... Trouble codes: A203, A2033.
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: K5X1577536
After I poked around I found that all tests were ok so I threw another set of plugs at it and wires and fixed it thanks for help friends.hope turkey day was great and happy holidays.
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BL52P4S
this car had two problems first the miss fire at start up and the code 18 was the ignition mod. the stalling problem was the ignition switch. thanks for all the help Trouble codes: 18 (injecter circuit fault).
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 6.5L Stall VIN: 2GCEK19SOS
Sorry for sitting on this for so long,was waiting to hear back from the customer,to verify the fix.I havent heard from him so no news is good news.The overwhelming consensus on this truck was the PMD,thanks especially to Roger from Alberta who put me in touch ... Trouble codes: 36 (inj.p/w long response), 35 (inj.p/w short response), 32 (egr sytem problem), 44 (egr p/w error), 49 (serv. throttle soon lite error), 57 (pcm 5 volt shorted).
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTFG15RXV
Hello Techs,thanks for all the help!!,after checking al the suggestions and 1.5 days I took some fuel [it smelled good] and lit it on fire it burnt but not very good,so I took some fuel from my yerry can and did the same thing,that was a big diffrend! ,talked ...
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.8L Engine Fire VIN: 2G1WX12K7W
I have received many replies on this post and I thank you all so very much for replying. Most of you said the fuel pressure regulator and i believe that was the cause, however the customer contacted his insurance company and they totaled the car, so I never go...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L No Start VIN: 1GCEC19V3Y
OUTSTANDING!! This is how you guys make me feel. Virtually everyone hit the nail on the head. I have had previous fuel regulator complaints that were total failures but this time when I removed the vacuum hose there was no fuel smell nor any sign of leakage so...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ13C11
i was a little surprised at the lack of responses to this post. i do appreciate the3 replies i did get though.what i found was the fuel tank pressure sensor would glitch out and go open.the car did come back 5 days later mil light but it had a knock sensor fai... Trouble codes: P0440.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Brakes VIN: 1GCHK23104
Test drove and watched scanner for front wheel speed sensor mph, they were reading properly. Inspected all brakes and wheel bearings, good. Found that while watching scanner the abs motor would cycle when vehicle was almost stopped. Using scope found that the ...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GG23X8V
HAHA! i caught the old timer slipping!?!? we were tag teaming this truck and it seems when he checked timing alignment the old man missed it! he's gonna hear about this one for a while. at any rate we got a chain jumper, thanx for all the help guys...sometimes...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L R/R Brake T/S VIN: 3D7KA28603
Thank you for the responses. This help request was actually sent in by a new technician of mine while I was on vacation. We hadnt opened him up his own account yet. Anyhow we found a burnt curcuit board in the fuse box causing the concern. Replacement of the f...
1976 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L emission failure equ VIN: U15GLB0000
thanks to all who replied. john from nevada suggested i call the emissions locator. that worked super. ten minutes later i had the part ordered. part is installed and vehicle passed emissions and is gone. again thaks to all of you who replied.
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVLT22B5T
well first off, tried another distributor to eliminate that. no difference, same problem. checked crankshaft sensor with vantage meter as spark was really lazy the first couple revolutions, but the pattern was weird on the meter, so eventually replaced the cra...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L heater VIN: 2FTZX18WOW
replaced heater core with one from the factory and made a new seal for around the core reassebled heats good inside and outside
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L Oil Gauge VIN: 1FMUDU32PS
Thanks to all but the problem ended up begin the oil gauge i really thank everone so much.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMYU70E61
Hi techs. well this one is in the books.after inspecting the rear servo area for a gasket peeking out.that is exactly what i found.most of the 14 replies stated,to replace the valve body gaskets and the epc solenoid.i did just that and the vehicle,shifts just ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31P43
Thanks for all the replies. I replaced the injectors, and the glow plugs (since I was there), cleared the codes and the truck runs great! The customer is happy(except fot the bill) Thanks again Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow), P0683 (Glow plug contorl module to PCM comm ckt), P2290 (ICP too low).
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W85
The Fix for this vehicle was replacing the Throttle-by-wire motor assembly. After replacing with known good unit engine idled fine. Ordered new assembly and installed. No other problems found. Thanks for all your assistance. Trouble codes: P0316.
2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GDKC34FXY
Thanks for the help. Replaced PCM and corrected communication problem and engine running. I was not loosing voltage to the ESO solenoid when the truck would not run. So, that told me from your information that my theft system module had nothing to do with the ... Trouble codes: U1255 (No communication on serial data line).
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Throttle body VIN: 2HGES26743
Executive summary: Bad TPS The days of $700 throttle bodies are gone I guess, and so too their reliability. I can count on one hand the number of old expensive throttle bodies I've replaced, and then with a used unit, since they were so bulletproof. These new ...
2006 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L running lamps VIN: 5FNYF28176
Whilst we haven't fixed this car-Client phoned back-taking vehicle elsewhere, I got a great responce, One mentioned possibly the Honda dealer could load this info/switch on through diagnostics, not sure-but I do know the client asked Honda dealer, and they dec...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L alternator VIN: 1LNLM97V8T
Thank you to all who replied. The problem in volved the virtual instrument cluster (VIC). There was a broken solder point on the circuit board. A new unit fixed our problem. Thank you all for your advice - IATN is truly helpful.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge VIN: WDBJF55F9T
I am closing this post as not fixed due to the fact that it is still doing mostly the same thing that it was before. I recieved a few replies about checking the MAF which we had already done. A few replies pertained to engine speed/rev limits. It seems that th...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1117V
FIXED!!! The old saying goes... Just because its a new part don't mean it's not junk. The VSS that another shop had installed was the problem. My tech skipped over testing it because...'it's a new part' I started all over with this thing and found it -- replac... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor), P0725 (Engine speed signal problem).
1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1RZ24H8M
i must admit i didn't anticipate this many replies, and all of them are great, very helpful. anyway, i did end up talking the customer into replacing all the pigtail's because that made the most sense. but i did try a little experiment just to see what worked ...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A0X
Thanks everyone. After giving the Aftermarket coils another try with a completely new set, I was still unable to get those coils to give me what the ECM needed to see in terms of resistance with KOEoff. A third set of coils were sourced from the dealer and cod... Trouble codes: 1320 (300 -), 300.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D01
we pulled our hair out checking the harness for the map.checked exhaust backpressure. came to the conclusion it had to be the computer.phoned dealer and pcm had 8 yr 160000 km warranty. towed to the dealer . they gave us the typical runaround saying they had t... Trouble codes: P0100.
1990 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2WJ54T5L
Hi It ended up being all the coils were bad. I had replaced one of them and the other two had good spark. I would start it up and it would do the same thing. The coils were intermittent which threw me off. Thank for all the replies. jim
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L battery light VIN: 3G7DB03E72
we check all powers and cleaned all grounds and found no faul and tested wires from alternator to pcm checked okay and check all the pins on intrument cluster the all okay customer got a used intrument cluster and we put it in and the problem did not return th...
2003 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1G2HZ54143
this had nothing to do with taking out the cluster.but we sent the cluster out to custone in whitby and exchanged for a rebuilt unit for 285.00 canadian dollars this included the shipping.anyway thanks for the help. why did they go l.e.d backlighting i will ne...
2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S3BH89621
Thanks to you that replied. The customer hasn't returned with the car yet so I haven't been able to apply any of these ideas. Also due to the winter temps it may not be a problem for her until it warms up here. When the time comes I will post any further findi...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L cooling fans VIN: 4T1BG22KXW
Thanks for everyones help!! Sometimes its easy to overlook the basics! The thermostat was not opening fully thus the coolant in the radiator was not getting hot enough for the switch in the radiator to open. We originally had looked in the radiator and saw the...
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