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1998 Acura CL 2.3L No Start VIN: 19UYA3149W
this car will not start...tested car for no start and found no injector pulse but does have spark...car sat for a year while customer was out of town...customer replaced fuel pump thinking it was bad...both codes p1362 and p1382 will set while cranking car. la... Trouble codes: P1362 (tdc sensor signal missing), P1382 (cyp sensor signal missing)
2000 Audi TT 1.8L all wheel drive/ ABS VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Audi Techs, I have a TT here that came in for rear brakes and rotors and a check eng light on. I could not confirm the cel on but pulled all system codes they are as follows.ABS Fault 01324 All wheel drive control module no communication, 4WD Electronics 01312...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E62
Help, code p0456, generic code for small leak, I tested gas cap with bar97 smog machine okay, i smoke tested at line at canister purge valve, but don't seem to get any smoke out of fuel cap, nor is any smoke coming out of fuel filler, I smoked at fuel tank but... Trouble codes: P0456 (small evporative leak)
1992 BMW 325is 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF4314N
this is a good one boys,had a bmw in the shop for smog repair. car had a code for o2 sensor. o2 sensor was brand new. come to find out was just replaced for code.was told that on these cars water can get into cowl and smoke the dme.checked voltages comming out... Trouble codes: 333 (faulty d.m.e.)
1990 Cadillac Seville 4.5L Misfire VIN: 1G6KS5331L
car wsas in the shop and we first thought the camshaft was bad, pulled cover and rockers go up / down, replace plug and wire twice compression test was between 130-150, cap look and appear O.K. Thanks for any advice
1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Dash Displays VIN: 1G6KY5298S
A liitle help needed from the Cadillac Techs out there! This vehicle is experiencing battery run-down due to the Dash Instrument cluster not shutting down key-off. Specifically, the Fuel Computer, the DIC, and the HVAC Control head stay powered up, but not oth...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KS52Y4V
To all; thanks in advance, I have this caddy, my customer bought it used a couple of months ago. We dis a tune up, oil change etc.. whenhe bought it. recently he is complaining of an idle stall that seems to happen after it has benn raining, but I only saw it ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0138 (p0139-), P0139
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L abs, tcs VIN: 1G6DM57704
Hello everyone! Car came in with an intermittent ABS and TCS (Traction Control System) light on the dash and on the DIC (driver's info. console.) Road testing confirmed that, with the lights illuminated, both of these systems were indeed inop. When the car wa...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W2V
i have a 97 s blazer that has miss fire on #4. fuel inj ballance test ok. spark ok. comp ok. any help??? thanks Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JF5242W
this vehical has a starting problem when it is cold out in the morning after its been sitting all night.when you go to start it,it will start then shut right off then it may do it again or it may not start at all after about 15-20 tries you can get the vehical... Trouble codes: U1016
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Radio VIN: 2G1WH55K61
Radio powers up, no problem and when it works it sounds like a bad cell phone call(cutting in and out). Usally no sound at all. Recal radio w/tech 2, no affect. Radio transmits speaker info to amplifier(watched signal w/scope) but nothing is transmitted out of...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L steering wheel VIN: 2GCEC19V11
This customer came in the day after we replaced all his balljoints saying that there was a shake in the steering wheel that started around 70 km/h and got worse as speed increased. We started with balancing tires and rechecking front end. Tires balanced good a...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L abs pump VIN: 3GNEC16T71
ABS pump is constantly running even with key off. Diag. chart points to ebcm but this wasn't the chart specific for "pump staying on" symptom. It was for the code C0267 that I found. Has anybody seen this, before I spend $500 on a new module?
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Heater Performance VIN: 1GNEK13T91
This Tahoe is experiencing a lack of heater performance. Initially when vehicle came in found no matter how long the vehicle ran, the lower radiator hose (the thermostat outlet) stayed COLD at all times. At this point we put a water pump and thermostat into th...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L compressor VIN: 1GNDT13S32
Vehicle came in with no R134A in the system. Another shop recomended to replace the compressor. I put in about 1.5 lbs of R134A and when the AC cluch kicks in, the engine rpm slows down and will stall. If i hold the rpm to 1500, when the AC clutch kicks in,...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC29U33
Hey guys have one for the GM techs. Vehicle came in with MIL on and a P0120. Vehicle would not go over 40 mph. This vehicle does not have a throttle cable. It is equipt with a "Throttle Control Actuator". Scanned vehicle and found TPS at 18% and 1.14 volts at ... Trouble codes: P0120 (Throttle Position Circuit)
1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED46F3R
Greetings all and happy holidays. This one is a bit strange, but perhaps someone has seen this before. The customer states that he has had an intermittent cranks but no start for quite some time in this vehicle. All he has to do, however, is turn off the key...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Monitors won't run VIN: 1C3EL56R24
Hello, this Sebring failed a scan-based State inspection because none of the 4 (cat, evap, 02, 02 heater) non-continuous readiness monitors have completed. I issued a 10 day extension, and told the customer to drive it and explained in detail about clearing ...
1992 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 2B4GH45R4N
Towed in, no start. No fuel pump activation, bypassed open in B+ feed to fuel pump from relay. Fuel pressure 40-50 lb with scan tool activation, 45 lb at idle (later). No start no spark now. No cam sensor signal, scoped, no signal. Replaced with stranded part ...
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 4B3AU42Y9V
Hi, Thanks in advance for any help on this one. We had oil and antifreeze mixed so we replaced the headgasket and waterpump, timing belt and pulleys. Now we have 0 oil pressure. Of course I figured it was something my tech did but we started with the sender w...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L heat VIN: 1B4HS28N8Y
I have looked in the IATN techmail history for similar problems and followed the given suggestions. Durango 4.7 liter has very acceptible heat at times and will fade to very little after driving for half hour to 45 minutes on highway. There is no rear heater o...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Guages VIN: 2B8GP44G91
Here's a fun one for dodge fans. I have a 2001 dodge caravan with a intermittint problem. When you turn the turn signals on the guages go out and drop to zero until the lever is moved to center and the guages come back to normal. We have had the cluster sent t...
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4E3AK44Y9S
We have a 95 Eagle Talon, that is intermittently dying or cutting out. we replace all the stated above, but we have had no luck. I did notice that the computer was not registering during the no start problem. After a few trys starting the vehicle, the computer...
1983 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15G4D
does anyone have the info on where the plug wires go on the dura sparkIII dist? this is the one with multiple pointers on the rotor. alldata says [...] but that is on the 302. it gives no picture of how they go and everyone i ask says they remember the syst...
1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality
Hello All, Need Help From The Ford Tech's. We Have A Street Rod That Has A 1990 Ford Mustang 5.0 Automatic. Drive Train. With A Scan Tool We Can Not Get Codes Or Data. Have Tried A New Ford PCM From The Dealer With No Help, Also Cleaned All Grounds, Second Pr...
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L timing VIN: 1FARP11JXR
vechicle has towed in to my shop with a crank no start condition. customer states that he had the timing belt replaced about a week ago at another shop. ran fine. so I turned the engine over and sounds like it jumped time. pulled front cover off lined up the c...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L abs VIN: 1FALP13P2V
Car went to another shop, they could not fix. Came here, clients concern was a horrible ginding noise and vibration when braking until the ABS light would come on and the car would brake fine. Symptom would come back every time the car was restarted. Scanned f...
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Brake Pedal VIN: 1FTHF25F3V
(This is one of my construction fleet trucks)The brake pedal fades almost to the floor at stops.It stops good, its just after the stop the brake pedal fades out from under your foot(without any increased pressure from your foot)I have chased this problem with ...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP65L6V
Hello all, I have a contour here driving me nuts. Seems like they all do. Something about contours. Anyway. Came in running like crud, surging, hesitating, stalling, MIL illuminated. Customer thought replacement of spark plugs would help. After some customer...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L door locks VIN: 1FMZU34X2Y
the door locks on this explorer will lock from the left side but wont unlock. I replaced the lock switch but they still dont work. The locks do unlock from the right side. Has anyone come across this?
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14X7W
Hello all, I have a very strange lean condition setting with this Ranger... setting codes p0171 and p0174. Apon start up, my long term fuel trim values are between 30-40%, while check for vacuum leaks, I found the upper intake plenum gaskets leaking, tube from... Trouble codes: P0171 (System to lean bank 1), P0174 (System to lean bank 2)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L slight coolant leak VIN: 1FT5W31F5X
This high mileage F-350 has a very slight coolant leak at the rear of the engine.. It also leaks coolant into the valley between heads.. I have been unable to locate a specific location for the leak.. It will drip a drop ocasionally at the lower corner of the ...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L starter VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
vehicle came in on hook. no crank condition. has had condition for several months-- every time car was towed to shop though, it would start and couldnt test for condition. this time condition seems permanent. tested for power at starter -- got 11+ volts and fe...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S2Y
this vehicle will misfire severely when sitting at idle for a long period of time. tested all components and they all checked out good.looked on iatn for this complaint and found a complaint that fits this vehicle to a t. Trouble codes: P0304
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1FAFP55J31
Hi guys This car came in because the speedometer just stays at 43 mph,like it's stuck there but when you shut it off it goes down to rest. I dont know where to start ,thinking its probably a speedo head but thats just guessing. Any ideas would be appreciated. ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L interior lights VIN: 1FTSW31PX3
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20525
We originally received this truck in a no run condition. After many hours of diagnosing we discovered that the bank 2 cam shaft and cam gear had apparently been loose and the key way had layed over and allowed bank 2 cam timing to change and was creating our n... Trouble codes: P0340
1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GTEC14W6W
OK. This is a fun one. Pickup came in with the temp gauge not coming up. Coolants were mixed and formed a sludge. Pulled radiator and had it gone through, flushed coolant. Temp will still not go up. Replaced thermostat just in case, no change. The coolant is p...
2005 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKET16S55
I have an 06 Envoy that was struck by lightning. The PCM, BCM, Air bag module, and 4WD module have all been replaced. I have a theft control issue. The vehicle starts and dies. The BCM has learned the Passlock code. It is PassLock code 10. The Passlock sensor ... Trouble codes: P1630 (Theft deterrent learn mode active)
2007 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L tpms VIN: JHLRE48337
Greetings! Not sure about engine displacement but it won't matter. Vehicle has TPMS. Put snow tires on vehicle and a few miles down the road, the Warning Light came on. I have done only a few vehicles with TPMS so far, and the others have been ok as long as th...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: JNXCA31AOY
replaced mass air flow sensor. warm operation now great. cold operation better but not correct. stalls cold. idle control is poor. hesitates badly cold. after short warm up period becomes better but drops a cylinder or more at idle until operating temp achieve...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Harness
The car suffered an electrical event that left the harness to the coils, amplifiers, CPS (front & rear) and various other wires burned. I managed to find an original NOS replacement harness, and installed it, but am lacking spark & fuel inj pulse. There are 2 ...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: IJ46Z58YSC
Pulse width goes to 6.1-6.3 ms..occurs more when cold driving.1500-1700 ...stalls but never dies..1-2 minutes after start up.. dumps fuel.. rough idle
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FJ68S0T
I have a Jeep that won`t start cold unless you give it part throttle. Fuel pressure ok,ignition system ok,no codes,no vacuum leaks,t-body has been cleaned,iac has been replaced,nothing looks out of place on MODIS. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!! Jim
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1NB3535X
This Miata came in running vary rich at idle, check with snapon scanner, injs on 8.8 mil sec.Check all Pids, with in range but cal load % was at 78.28%. If car sets about 30 min it will run ok INJ 2.2 mil sec cal load 22%, till it is reved up, then cal load wi...
2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2255X
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L 4 way flasher VIN: WDBFA67E7S
Hello to all of you Mercedes techs.We have this sl500 in the shop and the 4 way flashers are inop.The turn signals work fine.We cannot find the flasher to even test it.Also if you have a wiring diagram please email it to [...] again Steve Ow...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No Start VIN: 4JGAB72E21
Here's an odd one, I'm about to comdem the ECU but thought I would ask first. Car was brought in by another dealer with a complaint of no-start. The engine cranks fine, but the car will not start. Once during our testing it did start and run for about 2 minute...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA76F01
car came in with no code but custonmer says is stalls and looses power, won't accelerate. test drove and light came on with p0100=maf. checked for vac leaks. none found. no misfire codes have returned and car runs great for us!!! help!!! dan... Trouble codes: P0100
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Accessories VIN: 4JGAB75E92
hay m.b tecks i have this m\b here with acurrent draw 670 ma now if i pull f21 fuse for radio / voice command/ telaphone it drops to 33 ma iv went unpluged radio, amp, telaphone mod etc with no difference in draw just when i take fuse 21 out any body out ther ...
1993 Nissan Altima 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1521425BS2
I have a 93 Altima 2.4. The car is hard to start at times. While engine is cold it runs fine. When it reaches operating tempature it stalls and is hard to start again. If the throttle is applied lightly the engine will rev but anything more than 1/4 throttle t...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
hello gents it would seem that we have a unusual nissan i looked on the history pages and found that alot of people were replacing all 6 coils and 6 ngk spks for the p1320 code and there is a tsb related as well so we replaced all 6 coils with nissan coils cod... Trouble codes: P1320 (ingnition signal circuit)
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3NL52T1X
Customer brought this vehicle in this morning compaining of a rough idle. pulled codes and found p0300. replaced plugs and boots. no change. had a known good coil/module assembly in house and installed it. no change. called customer to find out details of prob... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L fuse grid keeping power VIN: 1G2HZ52K6V
Here is another fun one Techs. a/c head display power all the time with key out of ignition, (its suposed to be hot with key on) traced down to fuse A5 that powers fuse if I remove the fuse its shut off. Wiring diagram found all 4 fuses on that grid hot and th...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L heater VIN: WP0AC2991T
I don't have the tool to comunicate with this ac system but it will blow warm when the conrol is turned to cold. It will only blow cold if AC is on not if AC is off. Replaced filters last year with slight improvment but has now gone back to problem. Don't know...
1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L Cylinder # 3 VIN: 1G8ZK5274S
Hellow I have a 1995 Saturn with the dual cam engine that came into my shop with no compression in cylinder #3. Upon teardown I found that the exhaust valves in cylinder #3 were burnt badly. I had the cylinder head rebuilt at a machine shop where it was surfac...
2002 Saturn L100 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G8JS54F72
Happy holidays to all! I have a 2002 saturn L100 that skips number 4 cylinder when cold only. The skip is intermitant, is much more pronounced in gear at idle and deminishes as the coolant temp rises. It is very prevalent cold ( 200 misfires in aprox 1 minute... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4 cyl.)
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L inboard axle joint VIN: 4S3BH66542
Vehicle returned to my shop with broken right front axle and excessive play in front differnetial for second time. Inspected axle shaft and found shaft sheared off just behind tripod joint, leading me to belive that differential stopped spinning while vehicle ...
2004 Subaru Outback 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4SEBH815X4
My apologies for asking such a simple question that I should have the answer for. We have this suburu that has a rough idle,all the time. It also hesitates at hywy speed 65-75 mph, we haven't duplicated that symptom. It has no codes. I have a question about 02...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L fluid loss VIN: JT36P10V0W
customer came in with no fluid in resevoir. we topped off power steering fluid, system worked fine. customer came back a week later with same problem. we replaced power steering pump with reman unit, all seemed fine but cutomer came back a week later with flui...

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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L Steering Wheel
Out of all the replies which were wounderfull,many guessed right. I check all that responded and even traded some emails. The actual fix for vehicle was four new tires. I rotated tires several times and still had the problem, so I ruled out the problem of ...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L dash lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D7W
Fellow IATN users, i thank you very much for the information provided with my audi. It has been 4 days since it left the lot, the customer called today saying all is well. All eight reply's are right on the money... bulb issues. Unfortunatly i had no idea of t...
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L locks VIN: WBABE5314P
well the customer didnt want to spend the money to diagnose the problem so we just disabled the central locking system. hopefully keeping the system from drawing the batt dead. Most of the replys said to remove the aftermarket alarm system. i did this but the ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L seats VIN: WBAGH8348Y
Thanks to all who responded, special kudos to Michael [...] who nailed it.Turns out vehicle was just in the body shop and they mixed the harness for the tweeter with the memory harness both having the same connectors but tweeter only being two wire, once I read...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1DR235LGO9
thanks to all that replied, sorry it took so long my internet was down. i ran an idle re-learn and all is good now. thank you kevin [...] Trouble codes: 085 (isc fault).
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L e.c.m VIN: 1GCCS19X7V
thank you all for the replies. We found the wires running close to the exhaust melted to the other wires and shorting to ground. We didn't see untill we removed the tape and plastic tube covering it the wires. also thie is the best web site and ones of my most...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 36NEK18R4W
Many Thanks for all the replies to my post. There were several different opinions including a leaking fuel pressure regulator and an update for the ECU software but the culprit was a leaking intake manifold gasket at #6 cylinder (lower half). Once the lower ma...
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19541
I did find the sensor. It was on the frame behind the right front suspension. The diagnosis was a bad sensor. replaced the sensor took care of the problem. Trouble codes: P0178 (Fuel composition sensor circuit low), P0179.
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L RF Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: 2G1WH55K72
Well, the vehicle has not yet returned for further diagnosis. Almost all the replies I received point to some sort of wiring problem, either at the connector or the sub-harness. When and if the vehicle does return, I will update the post as to what I find. Tha...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Won't Move VIN: 1B7HF13Z4Y
Looks like everyone was correct on this one. The filter is plugged causing all the problems. A replacment transmission is the way to go. Thanks to everyone who replied!!
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: IB7KF236XI
Hi folks, got 10 replies on this one,most telling me that the injection pump was shot,and some very helpful clues as to ruling out other components.I replaced the injection pump and all is well.Thanks to all and especially to A.Moore(thru the technical dicussi... Trouble codes: P0216 (inj. pump timing failure), P1698 (no CCD MSG recieved from PCM).
1995 Ford Mustang 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP4215S
Well I think the posts came down to almost 50/50 one side for the ECM and one for the stator. I had checked the stator and had a nice switching signal coming out of it but I noticed the voltage was at about 5v. I went ahead and went with the stator. Sure enoug...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15U6W
found to be pcm replaced and everthying beutiful thanks for all the help and suggestions.
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L diff or t-case VIN: 1FMZU83P41
Thanks for all your help/advise. I checked the driveshaft slide yolk and it was fine as were the u-joints. The truck was then given back to the tech who replaced the bearings and when he took it apart this time he paid closer attention to the ring and pinion g...
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56S3Y
thank you to all who responded after doing a leak down check we found the exhaust valve on #6 leaking slightly. we removed the cylinder head and had the head rebuilt. we drove the car for a couple of days before releasing it to the customer and everything seem... Trouble codes: 306 (misfire 6).
1997 GMC Yukon SL 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GKEK13ROV
well this one is fixed. it took alittle time to figure this one out and get the parts put in to confirm fix. it was the fuel pump. we covered everything and found nothing. so obviously we missed something right? started over and this time while watching fuel p...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: EK31016467
hi again fellow tech, i did adust the valves and this fixed the problem thanks again to all who took the time to reply to problem
2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Power Windows VIN: 1HGCM66324
Thanks Guys for the replies, I explained to the customer, and showed her how the Key fob will lower the windows if pressed twice. I think she was insulted a bit, but before I pull my hair out I just wanted to make sure she is not pressing it twice on the way...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E0P
Finally got the parts to fix this one. The fix turned out to be replacing the cam sensors. The wiring was rubbing through and shorting out the signal. Thanks to all who replied, most replies said to check the cam sensor wiring. Trouble codes: 13 (loss of rpm signal).
1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, choke stays on VIN: JM2UF1135M
Thanks guys as many mentioned there is a hole in the back of the alternator to plug the choke heater wire, and it just takes a little light and a mirror to find it once you know it has too be there.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBBA4809H
This problem was corrected by replacing the ECM - we did not have the initial current to the EH which comes directly from the ECM
1988 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CN34S5J
After rechecking every posible sensor for sweeps, shorts, open, grounds and monotering a/f ration on my test drive I found that it goes lean durring the problem stage but the maf does not burp or anything it just keeps on track with what it should be. Customer...
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.1L fuel gauge VIN: 1G2WP14T7N
Thanks for all the reply. I send the cluster out to my local GM dealer to have it rebuild, put it back and the low fuel light is not on all the time. The guages is now reading correct. Thanks again! You guys just added some information on my diagnostic tools.
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K2T
thanks for everyones help on this one. all the readings that i got from the snap on scanner was reading fine. just was not fast enough to pick up the glinches from the tps sensor. i replaced the tps sensor and the pigtail and the pigtail on the maf sensor. the... Trouble codes: P0102.
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L brake strut spring VIN: 1G2JB5245X
Thanks again for all the help/emails/phone calls. I ended up getting the springs from GM dealer (part # [...]) that cost $15.65/set. The first parts guy I talked to had priced the complete metal rod not the springs and once I told him I needed just the spri...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA299OT
... and the winner is flyweel, the flyweel had way to much play and at times was causing clutch to chatter wich was fulling the knock sensor and retarding the timing to apoint of missfire, it was difficult to catch even on actual timing value of porsche tester...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L MIL Lamp on, CLUSTER GAUGE VIN: YS3ED49Z12
Thanks for all of the help responses, none of these applied. The customer is taking the car to the dealer and will let me know what they have done. Thanks again. Steve Trouble codes: P0116.
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLS 2.5L engine VIN: 1ZFN556V2Y
Hello. It ended up being the oil return passage in the cylinder head. Thanks for the help everyone. Mike
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF12B5W
thanks to everyone for replies! gregg from oaklahoma ,mark and stan ,both from pennsylvania,and gary from california all nailed it with the egr position sensor. best way to check it is with vantage or disconnect it from the egr leaving it plugged in and see it...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H2W
of the 7 replies that i received 5 of them dealt with low compression concerns. all 5 suggested to check compression hot and cold. jonathan from mass. said he's had luck relacing injectors, check and adjusting base timing advance to the highr end of the spec a... Trouble codes: P0303 (clyinder 3 misfire).
1999 Volkswagen Golf Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWJA81H4X
The little car is back to life again. After reading all the replies I came in today and retested all the circuits involved, I used my scope and watched all the patterns and compared them to know good patterns from a car that was working ok. A customer with the...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L clock VIN: 3VWTG29M51
the cust has decided to trade veh. in and dose not wish to spend any more on diag. helpfull replies suggested possible internal cluster issues and possible ignition stich probles that may have occurred when batt. polality was reversed. thanks for the help.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: LSVCB49F33
The dealership tested the speed sensor and found it was open.Replaced it and the transmission fluit and filter.The fluit was dirty.Now the car works great. I hear 97-2004 Passat 1.8T and Audi A4 1.8T should use vw502 oil.The engine code of Passat 1.8T here is ...
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