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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B62
need some help diagnosing these codes. alldata and snapon scanner not much help in this area. -oil level and condition appear to be ok. -lab scope pattern on bank 1 exhaust cam sensor matches pattern of bank 2 exhaust cam sensor. -did not see any oil leaking... Trouble codes: P0015 (advanced camshaft adjustment exhaust bank 1. specification not achieved), P3304 (cam position sensor bank 1 exhaust / crank position sensor incorrect phasing)
2002 Audi A6 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WAUJT64B5N
This car has a surge at light throttle when cold - feels very much like an ignition misfire but it's not - we have replaced plugs and checked ignition system and it is ok - At an idle and out of gear the rpm's will excelerate normally and be nice and smooth - ...
1992 BMW 318is 1.8L battery draw VIN: WBABE5312N
i have disconnected alt,pulled fuses,relays,cked interior lights.disconnected feed to fuse block still has draw.is there a proceedure to ck draw to power down modules?any help would be appreciated.thanks in advance.
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAHE532XS
hello fellow techs this beemer came in with an engine misfire and we have tried to come up with something that would allow us some help ,first the fuel pressure is 44 psi, the exhaust is not plugged as we first thought , the whole right bank is dead as far as ... Trouble codes: 1222 (o2 sensor circut)
1999 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Blower motor VIN: 1G6EL12Y5X
This is the second similar cadillac we have had in the past three months with the front blower motor inop. We had to send the last one to the dealer for repairs and they wont give us the info of what they did to fix the last one. the rear blower works but the ...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GEEH90Y71
Vehicle idles high sometimes, sometimes idle will drop off and car will stall. code P0507 stored but has not come back.Vehicle RPM @ 1100, desired rpm 1000, vehicle spec @650.When commanding idle with Tech 2 willdrop down to 500, but IAC count never drops belo... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle System High)
2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L tracking system?. VIN: 1GYDE63A54
Hello. Hope you all are having a happy holiday! A customer brought in his vehicle having troubles with his brakes. According to the owner of the car, he is having trouble with the brakes when driving downhill to slow the vehicle. But the problem only occurs wh...
1985 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale 5.7L hydraulic VIN: 1GCEK14H7F
on this 4x4 chevy, customer's complaint is a brake pull to the right. after test driving, just calling it a pull does not do it justice. on moderate braking, it pulls to the right. on hard braking, it will snatch you into the ditch. we check all brakes. calipe...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC124XT
This Cavalier arrived as cranks won't fire. Theft light on steady, ABS & SIR lights on, low coolant light on with no PRNDL light indicator.Codes P1601(Serial Data) & P1629(Theft Deterant). Scan tool would not communicate with ABS, IPC or SIR. I disconnected ig... Trouble codes: P1601 (Serial Data Bus), P1629 (Theft Deterant Crank Signal)
1999 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L batterys VIN: 1GCGK24R2X
hi guys this one has me. this truck will start fine if you use it every day. if you let it set for 3 days it is very slow to start. now if you leave it for four days there is no power left at all. we have tried this with just one of the two batterys hooked up ...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L elctic VIN: 3GNKF16Z32
hi all steve from palmis tire and auto i have a 2002 chevrolet suburan keeps blowing ecm fues i can put truck in park and give all the gas i whant and fuse will not blow put truck drive and give it gas it will blow ecm fues truck in drive dont give it gas and ...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16Z62
Truck was towed in for a no start. the engine light came on and about 1000 more feet the truck cut off and would not restart. Towed in and found the 2* fuse blown (says Ecm fuse on fuse box cover)Replaced the fuse and the truck start right up. check codes and ... Trouble codes: P0179
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L inner tie rod ends VIN: 2C8GF68444
hello techs, upon servicing a 2004 chry. pacifica i found a loose inner tie rod end. after looking for a new one i found you have to buy a complete rack for $1200.00 dollars. does anyone have a better answer to the situation. rick
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7HF13Y2V
i set the timing at TDC, vehicle will crank but no start. have spark injector pulse and 150 psi compression readings. have tried new crank sensor dropping exhaust, checked timing marks 3 times. also tried different coil. this vehicle will crank but no start, d...
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.0L trans VIN: 4B3AU42Y3T
I am posting this for a local tranmission shop in town. They overhauled this 41TE transmission back in middle of 11-06. they released the vehicle to the customer and he returned the next day with a complaint of a CEL on and harsh/late shifts. I have a Matertec...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, misfire #4 VIN: 1B4HS28YXX
good evening all, here another brain teazer. customer came in with a mil light on. checked codes, retrieved a po304 misfire #4 cylinder. cap and rotor looked burned and original, same as wires. performed compression check on #4 cylinder, good @ 155 psi. perfor... Trouble codes: P0304
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L Hesitation, No Power VIN: 1B7HC16X01
Hey Guys, This one is making me pull out my hair! To boot I feel it is going to be something we are overlooking. Here goes... As stated in repair history, this customer neglects vehicle, 115k on original standard plugs shows this, but after original repair cu... Trouble codes: P0351 (Primary Ignition Coil CKT)
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L no crank, no start VIN: 1B3EL36X92
vehicle came in two weeks ago for heater blowing in defrost only. replaced faulty bcm with a used unit. vehicle was towed back 4 days later for a no crank, no start. cust. stated while vehicle was parked and alarm (aftermarket) was enabled, factory horn sounde...
2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L Steering VIN: 2DFGZ48V25
Hello, we have this Magnum that wanders severly. On smooth roads it drives great...no pull or wander. However, when on roads that have any crown, it will dart hard one side or the other. If your not watching close, it will dart to the curb hard, then you corre...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L turn signals VIN: 3D7LX38C66
Hey Dodge guys The front turn signals quit working on this truck, first the left side then a few days later the right. The rears are fine if a bit fast. Ive come to the conclusion that the lamp drivers are burned due to the extra load of the snow plow lights. ...
1987 Ford Thunderbird Sport 5.0L mil VIN: 1FABP61F7H
Car was sent to us because it would not pass smog check due to no MIL with key on. Mitchell and Alldata both say light should illuminate key on. The fact is according to both wiring diagrams that the MIL only illuminates with "bulb check" during crank, or if d...
1990 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTFE24Y1L
Thanks in advance, I have this 90 e-250 that now has a no start problem. It was in last week of a major oil leak. Lifter cover. When it came in they stated-contractor- that it would not idle, but they could keep it runing with both feet. After gasket replaceme... Trouble codes: 56 (maf/vaf circut high)
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FALP52U6S
Hello Ford Techs. I have this 95 taurus that is being a pain in the rear. Vehicle came in, customer complained of intermittant loss of power and stalling. After running 5-8 miles, vehicle acts like running out of fuel or plugged exhaust. Car gets where you are... Trouble codes: 211 (PIP Circuit), 624 (EPC Circuit)
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTDX18W8V
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L starter VIN: 2FMZA51U2W
Intermittent no start, no crank. We have had difficulty duplicating the no start condition, but it's happening more often to the customer. Customer puts a jump box on vehicle, waits five minutes and it will start. Probably coincidence. Each time we checked veh...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F9K
Truck came in about 2 weeks ago for a cutting out problem...Engine would shut down like the key was turned off, but then it would recover to an idle, until accelerated over 1500rpm again. sometimes it would shut down completly, but restart ok---Replace CAM sen... Trouble codes: 1248 (No turbo boost pressure detected)
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRE14W21
Vehicle runs and idles well during both visits to my shop. Checked for vacuum leaks (intake, PCV assembly), none noted. Checked for irregular IAC operation, none noted. P1506 to my understanding is a PCM recognized fault "expecting a data range, getting data o... Trouble codes: P1506
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 6.8L rocker arms VIN: 1FBSS31SX1
this van came in with a rough running condition & mil on. visual inspection turned up 2 coil packs un-bolted from the manifold and making poor contact with the plugs. i replaced both coil packs and all the plugs, since all the plugs were out the customer reque...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L 1/2 shift VIN: 2FAFP71WX3
Recently, car developed a 1-2 shift and a 2-3 shift, which the customer calls a "hard shift." You could also call it a shudder, it seems to be lugging the engine down. It doesn't do it all the time, but when it does, both the 1-2 shift will be hard and the 2-3...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GCEK19M4W
Towed in, no start. Checked fuel pressure, 60 lb, marginal. Installed motor vac with shop fuel, adjusted fuel pressure to 64 lb. Checked for injector leak down, marginal for #7 at first but detergeant must have cleaned it and it now seals. Plugs were soaked, c...
1999 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L 4-2 cut loose VIN: 1GTEK19RSY
First let me say thanks in advance for your time reading this post. Vehicle downshifts to second gear accroding to scan tool data, above 60 mph hard accel 3/4 throttle and above, just revs to rev limiter until you back off throttle, then catches third gear, ow...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L 2-3 3-4 shift VIN: 2GTEK19V8Y
Need some help from u GM tranny guys. The customer reports that the truck was working fine. He accelerated to pass at 65 km, the trans kicked down, shuddered and is now stuck in 2nd gear. We have road tested to confirm that it is stuck in 2nd gear. Snap on sca...
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GTHK33244
We have this 6.6 gm. When stopped with brake on it surges up and down. Hot right know between 50 to 100 rpms. There is no codes to go follow. Customer says its worse the longer it idles. With tech 2 on and watching pids [on tis 2000 graph mode from a movie] th...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L remote central locking VIN: 1HGCG2256W
Hello Honda Techs- I have this Accord EX Coupe that originally came in with the trunk not opening with the remote. The doors would lock and unlock with the remote, but not the trunk. I hooked up a voltmeter to the white / red wire to the trunk lock motor and t...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Starter inhibited, tail light relay on, power wind VIN: KM8SC13D12
Hyundai Dealer techs and Specialist, I need your help. Customer drove in, complained about vehicle not starting and tail lights stuck on. Said problems started after son removed some fuses from fuse box until engine stopped. Customer started vehicle by jumping...
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21DXT
This vehicle has been a severe thorn in my side. This vehicle arrived at the shop towed in with a no-start condition. Testing with Snap-on SOLUS revealed the code 1335. Data stream shows inaccurate RPM display, but all other PIDS seem to be normal. Injector dr... Trouble codes: P1335
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX27KXV
have this 97 jag xk8 that came in for a coolant leak, leak was from heater hose under intake, so we r&r intake replace hosses and start car. Tech left plug off of egr, so we hooked it up, cleared codes and road tested, Problem we have is car wont stay runing, ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L traction control? VIN: SAJHX1246W
Thank You in advance Jaguar Techs; We have a Jaguar in our shop that has an extremely intermittent problem. One of my techs drove the vehicle from its parking spot in the lot to the shop and he noted the vehicle would not move. The best he could describe the s...
1990 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Vacuum VIN: 2J4FY29T1L
We are attempting to re-route all the vacuum lines for this vehicle after an engine replacement. When the vehicle came in, most of the vacuum lines were already disconnected or broken off. Can anyone either scan and email or fax to us the vacuum diagram? The A...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L temp gauge,radio controls dash lights VIN: 1J4G27849W
OK CHRYLER/JEEP Guys help me out please. Have this Grand Cherokee that was brought in with several electrical issues.First is that the dash lights will flicker or blink we looked at this first and found sometimes the lights won't even come on then all is fine ...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L UD switch circuit VIN: 1J4GK48KX2
This vehicle came in with very hard shift into drive, second gear launch and no overdrive. Customer said all symptoms occured at the same time. On testdrive the vehicle would shift fine until the overdrive shift point. At that point it would drop speed like it...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L steering VIN: 1J8GW58N94
During certain times when you turn to the left steering is normal, but when turning to the right it feels like no power assist. This occurs at a stop, and or slow speeds, I disconnected all linkage and found all to move freely.
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Fuel gauge, IPC lights, VIN: JT8UF11E2R
This customer just bought this car. The gas gauge dosn't work. Odometer reads 621,464. Brake light warning stays on, even though all brakelights work properly. Most recently the lighting stopped working altogether. The needles will light up for a second when y...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Temperature Gauge VIN: JT8BH28F1W
The customer called us 10 days ago and said it was running hot, she made it in 2 days ago and she has been driving it at aprox 90 percent on on the gauge. The car runs great and has no codes. Coolant level is good, and condtion is good. The fan clutch test goo...
1994 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L suspension VIN: 2M2DV11W2R
Hello! We've been working on a Villager with a body vibration at 110kph. Customer first noticed the vibration after replaceing the 4 tires (Michellin Harmony) new brakes all around (pads, rotors, shoes, drums, wheel cylinders - top quality) and new rebuilt ax...
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L heater core VIN: 1MELM62W6T
owner has requested me to replace the heater core in this car. i have heard that there are 2 different housing for these cars and that dash has to be removed. looking thru the glove box opening looks like you take a plate off to access the core. as i'm a dodge...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L speedo inop VIN: JN8HD17YSW
Vehicle came in with speedo malfunction, it will start to register at about 30 mph. Speed sensor resistance was high. Replaced the sensor & checked the drive & driven gears. Both gears are okay, speedo still is operates the same. Analog type speedo.
1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L camshaft VIN: 4N2XN11T6X
I was given this car by a customer. The camshaft on the front head is locked up and broke the distibuter. My question is can the camshaft be taken out of the car without removing the engine? Have any Nissan techs dealt with or heard of this problem before? Can...
1992 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L Stall VIN: 1G3NL1433N
hello techs,we have a olds achieva that sets code 42 everytime u clear it and crank it comes back on.we replaced the ignition module with new ac delco module but still code comes back on.will the ecm put this code in it we checked all ecm connections but all a... Trouble codes: 42 (electronic spark control)
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L blend door motor VIN: 1GHDT13W0W
Hi Folks, 98 bravada/blazer auto a/c has full heat all times! tried new blend door motor/sensor still goes full hot.. tested wiring pass. codes 408 and 416 temp circuit and high. Is it the control head or a separate module? head is $700.. module is $150.00 ??...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L slips in drive after hot start VIN: 1G2NE52EOX
Thanks in advance for your help. I have never been inside one of these units. I know transgo has a reamer kit for one of the bores in the vale body, but figured I would get some help from someone who knows more about these than me. The customer came in statin...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L converter VIN: 1G2WR5217Y
Happy Holidays everyone: This one came from a dealer. They changed the Tcc solinoid but the Tcc still intermittenly stays on. It does not stall the vehicle, it only locks when it gets to 2nd gear and up. As you slow down, it unlocks as the trans goes back to f...
1989 Toyota Camry 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 4T1SV24E9K
Thank You All for your help,this toyota on cold start will run rich,miss & black smoke out tail pipe,some times will not stay running on first try but some times will if i pedal it. Has no codes in computer, any help at all would be great thank you again.
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Speedometer, Tachometer VIN: 4T1BG28K7W
I have this 98 camry that came to me with speedometer and Tachometer and odometer, trip meter not working. I have replaced intrument cluster with used one, every single light works and fuel and temp gauge works, at his point a have run out of ideas, any help t...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L cruise control VIN: JT3HP10V6X
Problem with cruise control is that if you set cruise at say 50 kph, the vehicle will either slow down to 40 or accelerate to 60 kph and will continue to slow down and speed up erratically. When cruise is not on, the speedometer does not fluctuate at all whil...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WV2KC0708P
This van has been a real challenge for me. Customer said he ran out of gas on the freeway. The gas gage does not work, he put more gas but didn't start, he tried so many times to start it that he fried the starter. Took it to a shop where they replaced the sta...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WVWAA232BO
this passat came in with a complaint of an ignition miss, scan tested and found a random misfire as well as a #3#4 misfire, i swapped those 2 coils hoping the misfire would move, it didn't, replaced spark plugs, still has the miss, this car is a turbo, there i... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire), 16687, 16688 (cylinder 4 misfire)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BX1
Car came into shop and lack of power and check engine light(do not know what the code was at this time) Put a mass air flow on and upsteam o2 Car was running good for about two weeks came back in with check engine light and all this codes and more found that m... Trouble codes: 16684 (Ramdom misfire), 16685 (1 misfire), 16686 (2 misfire), 17705 (Pressure loss at conettion before charger), 17972 (Thr. valve before base), 17976 (Thr valve)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Brake system VIN: 3VWBK21C01
Hi everyone, This 2001 VW came in our shop with the right rear caliper stuck on, we replaced the 2 rear calipers and bleed all 4 brakes with the procedure that Alldata list. We did use the VAG-COM to actavate the ABS system. Road tested the car tried 10 abs st...
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1FX8850G
This car came in with a rough idle concern. I have checked the somewhat limited info in Alldata and have followed the test prodecure to determine that the MAF, throttle switches, coolant temp sensor, ECU grounds, fuel injection relay all are within the specs l...

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1992 Acura Legend 3.2L lubrication VIN: JH4A7661NC
I'm calling this one fixed. These engines ,according to the help posts, do have problems with the valve stem seals. I pulled a valve cover and could see pieces of the seals cracked and falling off. I did do a compression test, but it never ran bad. All was goo...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L service reminde VIN: WAUDG74F55
Thank u all for your help. I went in channel 17 instrument cluster to adaptation then to channel 2 and there it was reset service lite I changed the 1 to a 0 and everything is set thank u all for your fast respones Mark
1973 BMW 2002 2.0L camshaft
Thank you for all the help I have recieved. I will be installing the 5 speed once I have completed the rebuild on the engine. My customer decided to keep the stock cam due to emision test problems in the past. The majority of the replies felt that a 284 cam wo...
1992 BMW 325is 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF4314N
thanks to all who replied.turns out that most of you were right the eprom is inside the d.m.e. the problem is,if you open up the new one to install it,you void the warrenty on the new unit.after dealing with the dealer and the b.a.r. to find a resilotion to th... Trouble codes: 333 (faulty d.m.e.).
1992 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4BN5371N
Thanks to all that replied. Sometimes we just miss the obvious. Did a smoke test and found the underside of the pcv hose had a split in it. Thanks again.
1986 Chevrolet C10 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2GCDC14H7G
I threw in the towel on this one. I charged the guy for the fuel pump (pressure was out of spec.)a vacuum advance (was inop.) and to set the timing. I refunded the $300 or so more that the carb. had cost (reinstalled his carb.). I got a lot of replies on this ...
1989 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L rear brakes VIN: 1GCGC24K8K
It seems everyone said it was the rear brake hose. I remove the brake hose and blow into it forward and reverse. It seems to be the same as the new one. So I use compressed air and blow back and forth. Then blow with my mount and it was hard one way. I replace...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L theft system VIN: 2G1FP22K4T
Thanks for all the replies, I am going to call it fixed altough time will tell. It appears the problem ended up being the new key resistor (thanks Joe [...]). The key now reads one number different than it did when I fixed it the first time. The resistance is ri...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 2G1WW12M2V
the problem with this vehicle turned out to be a bad engine. the knock sensor will pick up the knock and start retarding the timing. thanks for the help
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Pressure plate VIN: 1GCCS1441V
Thank you so much for your support guys . Richard [...] gave the correct guidance . I so carefully measured flatness of the flywheel and disregarded the pressure plate because it was a new Delco unit . I found .012 out of flat ...
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Lighting VIN: 1Y15K5283W
I would like to thank everyone for their responses. I would especially like to thank Robert [...] for faxing us a copy of a service bulletin for this problem on this particular car. The bulletin talked about a bad ground or open connection can smoke these modul...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Power Steering VIN: 1GNDX06E3W
Thanks for the help. No the power steering lines had not been replaced in previous repaires. All hoses good no leaks and none hitting body. Gary unable to find updated hose OEM. Did give Customer estimate to replace hose being we feel this is the source of the...
2000 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L 4-wheel drive VIN: 1GCHK33JXY
With info I received,customer went to another dealer and was able to get the needed part. The # is [...]. This is a GM# on the package the part came in. Also says relay trfer c on it--guess that means relay,transfer case. Thank You everyone for your help.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L ses VIN: 1GCHK29141
This truck is fixed. I replaced the nuetral safety/back up switch on the left side of the trans. I had the 'black' switch on the truck and replaced it with the 'brown' updated switch. I also noticed the 'glue' or i believe ckt board coating that seeped out at ...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L parking brake VIN: 1GNFK16Z42
Thanks to all that replied. We finally got this truck back from the customer. We removed rear rotors and check for spacer inside of adjuster (it does look like a tic-tac) - operated cables made sure eveything moves - adjusted shoes to slight drag. Same result ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hesitation VIN: 1GCHK29275
First I want to thank everyone for all your help and ideas. A couple people mentioned there is now a recall on the fuel injectors so it is back at the dealer now and he is pushing for that to be done. He is now dealing with the owner of the dealership hoping h...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L inst cluster VIN: 1B7GL23X7V
this truck belongs to a local car lot and we have more work than we can do right now so this one is going to be pushed back till after the first of the year i will post a fix as soon as i get back to it .
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L L/F Caliper VIN: 1B4GP44R0V
Sorry Guys for not closing this earlier, but Christmas cheer got in the way. Well,reply 1 and reply 5 hit the nail on the head. I had concerns about the HCU but have never experienced it until now. Thanks Bill form New York and Bill [...] for your insights. I ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 2B7HB11X32
sorry to keep everyone waiting customer needed vehicle and hasen't retuned yet, however they are willing to try new ecm and will return next week,so we will see. also a correction in stated fuel pressure it was 49lbs running not 39 as I stated. will send new m...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L engine VIN: 1FTYR14X0Y
Against the rebuilders wishes we went with what we knew for sure, that there was an evident noise at the valve tip of the rocker on a couple of valves and we could depress the lifters once off of cam lift then they would go solid. We replaced all lifters with ...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Antitheft VIN: 1FAFP34P71
Interesting fix. I asked the customer for the remaining keys in case a reprogram was needed. His seceratry gave them to him and said 'Be careful some of these are bad keys and don't work.' The bad key was the one issued to the customer. I did learn some inte...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14001
This was a challenge for us. We received 12 great responses to this request, all with helpful information, validating that we were on the right track. It was Doug in Florida that hit the nail on the head with his suggestion that a valve may have sunken into th... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 misfire detected).
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1AFP58S12G
HEY!!! I actually got a customer to agree to a repair. WOOO-HOOO!!. As most of you said it turned out to be a bad PCV valve. And since it was questionable, I also replaced the hose assy from the valve to the bottom of the upper intake by the throttle body. And... Trouble codes: P1506 (Idle Air Control Overspeed Error).
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L park release solenoid VIN: 1HGCB765XL
we replaced the tcm.the trans now comes out of park and the 's'light works,trans starts out in low gear.you guys are great!thanks to everyone.
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Lock up converter VIN: 1HGCD7239R
Thanks to Joel for insght on the lock up control valve spring that is way inside the transmission, he has replaced his converter and still has the same problem. Also thanks to Dave for having us check the cable adjustments the lever seems to return fully, so...
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG665XY
ground wire to heated sensor broken,chaffed repair, ok #6 fuse open,replaced using oem primary sensors,others are not compatible Trouble codes: P1167, P1164, P0133.
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58S0S
Well, after much aggrevation and headbanging...some tears...and yes a few choice words...SHE'S RUNNING GREAT! Spoke with Terry Gregoire over at Darrells Garage in Gastonia NC. He suggested that the crankshaft position sensor we replaced with aftermarket (NAPA)...
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L steering pump VIN: 4F4YR12C0X
thanks for all the input, we did a carefull inspection of all lines and hoses, return line connections were poor, we replaced 3 spring type clamps with regular hose clamps, at pump and aux cooler, system was filled and bled, held vehicle overnight, all ok prob...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L ABS module VIN: JM1BJ24522
customer is holding off on repair at this time. Thanks to everyone.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB5439W
well thanks for all the replys dealer called me up and advised me that they needed to change the rf first which i approved for $450 then the nexted day they called and said the aam is bad and needs to be replaced also another $458 i said but you told me the da...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G1X
thanks for the help monitored mass air sensor while driving and it was indeed reading to low replaced and everything seems to be A ok now. Trouble codes: P0173.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L blower VIN: WDBHA24G5Y
Thank you to all that replied. Sorry there is no fix for this car the customer did not wish to go into it any further.
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA76F01
Hello and thanks to all that replied. After some inconclusive tests due to an intermittent problem we did replace the MAF sensors. THis has cured the backfiring and misfire codes. Still puzzled as to why a MAF would cause a misfire code without a fuel trim cod... Trouble codes: P0100.
1995 Nissan 200SX 1.6L tensioner VIN: 1N4AB42D0S
Hey well I was waiting to write this to make sure the car didn't have any problems. I really appreciate all the help, I had put the wrong bolts back in the tensioner that where a little to long I guess where bottom out in the cover install shorter bolts every ...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L abs module VIN: 1GMDX03E2W
I still don't understand this one. I started to question the EBCM even though I had changed it. I started to unplug different items & then see what kind of codes I would get on power up. With the motor pack unplugged I still got c1245 but also would get c1266 ...
2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L 4th gear VIN: 1GMDX03E92
thanks to all turned out to be just what eveyone said worn internal splined shaft. client wanted to a few dollars so we install a decent used trans. all is working normally at this time
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L fuel pump VIN: 1G2NF52E92
Well, the Grand Am is fixed. I want to thank everyone who offered help. For those who said the fuse/relay block could be bad were right. I got a fuse/relay block out of a 2002 Grand Am at a salvage yard and what do you know after I installed the different bloc...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Brake booster VIN: YS3ED48E6Y
Thanks for all of the replys. Apparently it was a common problem with these cars. It did in fact turn out to be a bad brake vacuum pump. When we removed the master cylinder the booster was full of engine oil again. We replaced the booster and vacuum pump as we...
1994 Saturn SL1 1.9L power steering pump VIN: 1G82ZH559X
Thanks for all the responses. I ended up getting another evo solenoid from the dealer and it worked perfectly. The evo that came in the dealer pump was a reman. solenoid. The part must have been bad. Thanks again to everyone!!!
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG12K7T
well you can say that this was the official asskicking car of my auto motive job coverage . well this one took at least a couple of more power and ground test and the all lead me to my final diag which was a e.c.m i put a used on in it as per customer and it w... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter bank 1 circuit problem).
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