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2004 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, backfire VIN: WAUJC68E64
i dont have break out box and only gen obd2 scanner .car starts runs alittle spits thru intake then dies then wont start again, spry carb cleaner in and still wont start thanks for your time. Trouble codes: P0342 (Camshaft position sensor a circuit bank 1), P2101 (Throttle actuator control motor circuit range/performance), P0638 (Throttle actuator control range/perfomance)
1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L abs light VIN: WBAAE0307K
hello everyone sorry to post such a trivial problem, i have found this website very helpful and enjoy answering questions whenever i can help. anyways i have this bmw 325ix here, very nice shape and looks to have been well maintained. the abs light is on (imag...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L front driveshaft VIN: WBAFB3345Y
Hello,I have this 2000 X5,with a stripped front driveshaft where it meets the transfer case.My problem is the removal of the front shaft. According to ALLDATA and my TIS disc the front driveshaft is pretty simple to remove,but I am having a problem.According t...
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Driveline VIN: WBAEU33412
Help! Car came in with bad vibration on a pull at road speeds anywhere from 20 - at least 70 mph. After the car cools off it takes about 15 minutes of drive time (in ~50 degree ambient) to start vibrating again. It literally feels like the left front wheel is ...
1992 Buick Regal 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WB54L7M
any help on a running rich symptom would be helpful. engine light on but cant blink or hook up scan tool. doesnt comunicate. runs for awhile then floods itself out and dies. fuel pressure constant at 40-45 psi. good compression 130psi.
1995 Buick Century Special 3.1L wot VIN: 1G4AG55M7S
The Customer came with the car and hose, I drove it in the bay. Pulled the Brake Booster hose to access the line at the gear, filled up fluid, reattached the Booster hose and started up the car, it went to wide open throttle with a rev-limiter stile surge. I b... Trouble codes: P1404 (egr 2), P1405 (egr 3)
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J01
This vehicle about a year and half ago came in with bad miss fire, replace plugs and wires, unknown how long condition had been happening, approx six months ago came in with lack of power, diagnosed plugged convertor, replaced convertor with economy aftermarke... Trouble codes: P0420
1985 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L heat VIN: 1GMDFKEIRO
both hoses are hot at core blows cold lack of testing info
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3GNEK18K6S
this engine will miss or stumble at idle with the transmission in drive. the engine has to be hot. it will happen on average about once every couple of minutes. it feels like a secondary igintion miss but im not sure it is an ignition problem. i can see no pro...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L No Start VIN: 1G1BL52W0S
Pass key fault . OK, Caprice classic key pass fault no problem sorted this problem out many times ,problem this time is i don't have a key to measure the ohms , and i do know their is 15 different codes, and i have tired all 15 close to what i can get here on ...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L neutral safety switch VIN: 1GCEC14R0V
have a 97 chevy pickup in the shop and the neutral safety switch shows on my scan tool that in park,reverse,neutral and overdrive positions it displays low gear. when shifted to drive 3 it says p/n drive 2 says drive 3 and low says drive 2. I tried a new switc...
1998 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.0L Fuel Gauge
Hello there I run a speedometer repair shop and have seen this happen on TWO different Chevy Trucks. The Fuel Gauge needle will work correctly but will VIBRATE VERY FAST. IF you place a finger on the needle it feels like an electric toothbrush it vibrates so m...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L ignition switch VIN: 1GNEK13R4X
i work at a chrysler dealer and a customer traded in a tohoe. he replaced the ignition switch, that was diagnosed by another shop for no start. i think that the security system is cutting off the injectors. is there a manual way to reset the security. shawn au...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Rear Heater VIN: 3GNFK16R5X
This is my personal vehicle. I have been busy the last 2 months after purchase performing some needed repairs/maint. I noticed(partially due to the recent cold snap) that the rear heat is blowing cool. I took off the lines going to the rear heater core and bac...
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L transmission VIN: 1G1YY32G9Y
the scan tool is reading 0 rpm @ all times need test for this problem or info. on what to look for.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC29131
truck came in with complaint of cuts out at hiway speeds when less than half a tank of fuel.truck had codes p0093, p0094, p0087, p0700, indicating a severe fuel leak in the we took tank down inspected fuel sendor for holes no leaks found at tank so w... Trouble codes: P0234 (turbo boost out of limits overspeed condition), P0101 (maf out of range)
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15M51
Hi all, This is gonna be a long one. This Express van came in about 4 months ago with the starter mounting bolt holes cracked thru the centers. We replaced the engine with a new GM Engine, not rebuilt, but NEW. Since that time it has come back 4 times for the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire), P1381 (misfire- no communication with ABS controller)
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 8.1L calipher VIN: 3GNGK23G62
Hello all, This vehicle came in for pulls right all the time and brakes pulsate. Customer wants performance brake parts. Performed front and alignment and installed EBC dimpled and grooved rotors, EBC brake pads, front and rear, test drove and vehicle drives ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Blower motor
Greetings GM techs. Sorry about not having a VIN. I got used to getting just the last 8 when calling for GM parts and this one got out the door before It dawned on me that I needed the rest of it to post a request. The blower motor on this vehicle runs at a st...
2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3AN69L34
this car came in 1 week ago for drivability issues hard to start sputters after started, blows black smoke, my crossfire guy has been everywhere, mass air flow sensor had oil on it so he replaced it, no difference, it has bad hesitation at times pops back thro...
1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Unknown VIN: 2D3DKSDFHE
insufficient heat from vents. replaced t stat flushed core replaced actuator it does move just dont get hot. heater hoses appear to be plenty hot. take pickax to dash?
1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out
Please read the recent repair history, this is killing us we are out of ideas. cam and crank sync are okay on scanner. The problem is when under load it backfires throught the intake while it is bogging down with no power it completely falls on its face. Not...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Stall VIN: 1B7HF132XJ
when cold it will not run in reverse. any other gear is fine. reverse makes the fuel injector pulsewidth go crazy. we can get it to back up with enough throttle to keep it running but will not stay running with low throttle position in reverse.unplugging the r...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Exhaust VIN: 2B3HD46R0Y
Hi I have what sounds like a exhaust noise coming from right side intake manifold.Egr valve is not open.Will only make noise after vehicle is up to temp.I have never had intake off of one of these but can not think of anything that would cause this noise.I a...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L suspension noise
Hello all, this vehicle initially came to us for strut replacement that the customer requested (we SHOULD have asked why he wanted this at this point). while doing the strut job, I noticed bad stabilizer links and a worn tie rod end so replaced these parts. Af...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L transmission VIN: 3B7KC23662
We have an persistent noise that only occurs for the first few minutes cold and appears to be internal to the transmission. At first thought you would believe it to be the turbo winding down. You accelerate from a stop up to 2500 rpm then lift and the noise co...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28C23
Hello all, some of you may remember this one from a month ago, and I am still having problems with it. To sum you up, I replaced the injection nozzles in this truck with some high performance ones that the cust. supplied. The truck hasn't run since. I don't ha...
2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on
just wondering if anybody chrysler guys out there have heard of this, the car is BRAND new the customer has only put 200 miles on her new car and we have put 700 trying to fix. It is a real quirky problem. it is a 2 trip fault and it is monitored on decel afte... Trouble codes: P0139
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L engine knocks VIN: 1FTEX14HVJ
we are trying to find a used motor for this truck. there aren't many 5.8l used engines out there but there are plenty of 5.0l ones available. has anyone ever done this swap from 5.8 to 5.0 and do you know what complications we might run into? thanks for any he...
1994 Ford Escort 1.9L no heat/poor heat
Love this sight, have a hairball Escort that is killing us. Bought car off of customer(needing engine)Put used boneyard engine in and sold car to good customer(whoops). Brought in complaint of slow warming up and low heat. As per all engine installs, new t-sta...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L igition fuse keeps blowing the 40 amp under the ho VIN: 1FALP52U72
I need to figure out what keeps blowing the 40 amp ignition fuse in the under hood fuse block , if you start it and cut it off and start it again and do that 7 or 8 times the fuse will blow or just start it and dive it for 5 to 10 miles then bring it back to t...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X3T
Vehicle came in with a knocking sound from engine and MIL on with Catalyst efficiency code. Knocking sound was the crankshaft dampner coming apart. Dealer part is on national backorder so we used a Dorman OEM. Now the vehicle has a flashing MIL and is counting... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4), P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5)
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L unknown VIN: 1FMZU72X5Y
this car came in for a popping noise that only happens on hard accel and it gets worse hot. It sounds like a transfercase chain popping and we replaced the transfer case with a reman. The car is still doing it. I am starting to wonder if maybe abs problem may ...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU74E8Y
Ford Gurus I need your help on this one.This explorer came in with the complaint of stalling and running hot. I test drove vehicle and confirmed the temp issue.I replace thermostat and flushed the cooling system Then went after the poor run issue. What I notic...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAFP31301
Have I got a good one here (I hope). I'm assuming there's a logical explanation for this and I hope someone out there has seen and solved this before. This vehicles' brakes are fine. Brakes are completely operational, even the ABS system works fine. Problem is...
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FMYU92103
I have a vehicle that does not start every week or two. At first it would start on the second or third time, but now the frequence of the condition has increased. The condition has only lasted seconds for me, at that time I seem to have a no spark condition. I...
1989 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L master cylinder VIN: 1GTDK14K4K
this truck came in with a low pedal. a new master cylinder was installed by someone else. checked the brakes and shoes were worn and wheel cylinders leaking. i replaced them and adjusted shoes. now when the vehicle is not running it has great brakes but when y...
1999 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Transfer case
I installed a new engine in this truck after someone else took the old one out and quit. I generally work on german cars so this truck is totally foreign to me. The job went surprisingly well except for one thing, the transfer case will shift into 4 wheel, how...
1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L alternator VIN: JACDH58V7R
vehicle came in originally with bad alternator. replaced alternator. alternator charged and was good for 6 months. vehicle came back in and power steering pump had leaked and soaked alternator, shorting it out. replaced alternator and power steering pump. alte...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L transmission? VIN: 1J4GZ78S2P
hello all, well i have a strange one here, my vehicle, go figure right. anyway after driving for a while, doesn't seem to matter how far or little, and then putting it in park and shutting it off completely, sometimes (more often than not)if you sit in it for ...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L pcm, asd, fuel pump relay VIN: 1J4FF68S8X
Jeep came in as a no start. Found fuse #11 blown (feeds powertrain control module, automatic shut down relay, and fuel pump relay). Ran vehicle in shop, and road tested several times over the next three days with no problems. Did alignment and when i took it o...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Fluid loss VIN: 1J4GW58N61
Hello Jeep Tecs. Hope someone out there can relate to this issue. Initial complaint, lossing power steering fluid. Shop found upper fitting on pressure hose weeping. Ordered hose from power steering pump to hydralic fan motor. Dealer explained that quick conne...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Left Side Blend Door Actuator VIN: 1J4GW58N22
This vehicle first appeared 4 months ago with a complaint of no temp control on the right side of dash vents. Master-Tech retrieved a "56 = Right temperature door travel too large" message. After researching the code and reading the TSB(s) from Chrysler regard...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L lash adjusters VIN: 1J4GK48K63
This 3.7 is noisy. I found several spongy lash adjusters on the right bank. I replaced all six after performing an oil pressure test: 75-100 psi from idle to 2000 rpm. I changed the oil & filter. The noise came back after running 5 minutes in my bay. The lash ...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Trailing arm bracket VIN: 1J4GW48N44
We have the Mitchell Ultramate estimating system, and the time it gives to replace this panel is 1.5 hours. The panel is sandwiched in-between the torque box and one of the side panels, so the time doesn't seem very accurate. The piece is made of HSS as identi...
1986 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L cruise control VIN: 1LNBP98M8G
this vehicle has an analog inst. cluster. speed sensor this vehicle came in with no cruise operation.vacuum source is 17 in. found a bad grond connection at inner fenderwell and repaired. vehicle speed sensor tested at 224 servo ohm test between ci...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L passive anti-theft VIN: 1LNHM97V3X
This car sets the passive anti-theft system. I am trying to diagnose the problem. The first thing mitchell gave to test was the connector at the transceiver module. Where is this? Ondemand says "center of dash" but no illistration is given. It sets code B1681,...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L power assist VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Brakes operate normal on medium/high speed stops. On low speed stops (ie. in stop and go traffic or parking lot braking) brake pedal travels 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 inches with no braking effect. Then with further pedal travel, brakes are too sensitive and grab as if th...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E8W
Vehicle came to us with several complaints. Check engine light on,, ETS light on. Has all these codes stored. Brake light switch is not working correctly as the ECM always see's the switch as being "on". I have a switch coming in the morning. Not sure what the... Trouble codes: P1584 (Stop lamp switch circuit), P0400 (EGR flow), P1831 (motor position sensor power), 065, 137, 161
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L shift interlock VIN: 4JGAB54E41
Hi all This mercedes ml320 has an intermitent problem where the shift interlock will not release but always by the time the vehicle gets to the shop the problem is gone.I have done a visual inspection of the console and the coloum area no problem found accordi...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEHM55SX1
This car has a intermittent miss. Cylinder #4 misfire. Changed plugs and wires. Removed coil pack and found a crack near cylinder #4 tower.Did a injection clean and upper intake clean. Saw alot of trouble with mas air flow sensors so I clean this one. Car went... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire)
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L tcc SOLENOID CIRCUIT VIN: 1N6DD2159W
Trans was flushed elsewhere. We pulled Code P1776 for the TCC. We tested the circuit and grounds (OK). The Solenoid tested fine electrically resistance and voltage patterns. The truck drives fine and doesn't re-code for us
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G3WH54T6N
tHIS ISNT A HELP REQUEST, RATHER A HEADS UP ON THE CRANK SIGNAL ON THIS CUTLASS. cRANKING SPEC IS SUPPOSED TO BE BETTER THAN 100 mv , fact is thats not enough. I had an interrmittent stall no start on this car and lost spark and pulse. First thing you think is...
1992 Other Ford ALL MAKES 5.0L head gaskets
we have had several vehicles in lately that ended up needing head gasket repairs. every time we test them with block test fluid they turn green instead of yellow. we have been very careful not to get antifreeze into the fluid. sometimes we see steam coming out...
1995 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.3L Engine VIN: 1G2JD12D7S
We have a 1995 sunfire here it has the 2.3 quad motor. We are looking for a used engine, and the yards we deal with are telling us 95 only... Is it possible to use 1990-1994 engine in this unit? I have checked other cars and it appears to be the same block and...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE12T1T
This car came in with the MIL on, running fine. I found fault code p0440 (EVAP Fault) and after testing vent and purge solenoids and checking for leaks I repaired a loose connection in the vapor line from the tank to the front mounted canister. After clearing ... Trouble codes: P0440
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L daytime running lights VIN: 1G2NE12T2X
I have researched this problem through the fix database and only came up with a short in the front harness area. I have pulled every wire in the front harness and cannot find any connectors that are corroded. I can't find any connectors at all for that matter....
2005 Pontiac G6 3.5L Engine Miss VIN: 1G2ZG52875
Car came in with customer complaint of car would not start and she had to press accel. pedal to get it to start. Car has started fine for me and I have found P0300 and ran diagnostics for this code and have found nothing. Cylinder #4 has a dead miss. Compressi...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Electronic VIN: YS3DD78B8T
Vehicle came into shop with a complaint of check engine light on. Although engine light not on at this time trouble code p1624- emissions related fault in TCM was recorded. Using Tech2 scaned TCM and found code 0090- unknown fault. This is not a P code and wee...
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S3BD6753W
After doing a bent valve, headgasket change this thing is using more gas the owner says. He claimes it also burns oil now. With the labscope hooked to the oxygen sensor it toggles back and forth untill you get to about four grand and then stays at rich. On the...

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1995 BMW 318is 1.8L egs VIN: WBABE6320S
After telling the customer that they might end up needing a trans they didn't want to go any farther into the diagnostics.The definition of the code 54 i'm still not totally sure of but i tested the solenoids and powers and grounds several times and they teste...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L warning lamps
okay, no one actually read what the problem was so no solution was offered, the car is at BMW now and the coded information contained in the key does not match the vehicle.They are saying they need to 'crash' the ecu that reads the key and reprogram and then p...
1992 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G4WB54T3N
First of all want to thank all that replied to my post! Some great idea's; head light hooked to the power & ground going to the module,the test passed & no voltage drop. Rechecked the crank sensor with my modis for a wave form, from what I could see I had wave...
1979 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne 5.0L Master Cyl. VIN: CCU1491161
Well most people said boster rod adjustment,boster sticking or brake lines. I new it wasn't the brake lines I've had to replace a bunch of them because they would stop up and hold the brake on these were wide open and calipers released good in shop on rack. I ...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Hdlights, int lights, VIN: 2G1WW12E41
Thanks to all who replied. The consensus from Joshua, Bill, Michael and Ken was that it sounded like a BCM problem. I removed the BCM, and took it apart. It actually had a couple of holes in the circuit board where the connections had overheated. It makes it m...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Surge VIN: 2G1WH55K42
thanks to all who replyed, I looked at the transmission info on scane tool whne vehicle has acting up i would get as much as 475 tcc slipage but the duty cycle would only be as high as 40% my diagnosis is cumputer problem. customer refused repairs at this time...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L liftgate VIN: 1GNDT13S33
The 1st Lift Gate Module we got was bad. Replaced with ANOTHER new one & had it flashed and now everything on the lift gate works.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Speedometer VIN: 1GNEK13T64
Thank you to all, I ended up replacing the speedometer cluster and it works great. I went to two dealers, a Chevy dealer that gave me a price of over $400 and a GMC dealer that got it for me for $275 brand new.Very easy to replace. Thanks again to everyone who...
2002 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C8GJ45372
Thanks to all who replied to my help list, After trying out new sensor and check 5v and good ground I was convince it needed new pcm. Cost new was $750.00 plus flash pcm which i have no access to so i return the car back to customer and recommend dealer repair... Trouble codes: P1193 (inlet air temp volt too high), P1192 (inlet air volt too low).
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, falls out of lockup VIN: 1B4HS28N41
First off I would like to apologize to everyone for my taking so long to close this. Had some family problems come up that derailed quite a few things. Anyways, on to the fix. The way it ended up being an inadvertant fix was I threw it up in the air to weld th...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FACP41M6M
i greatly appreciate all those who sincerly tryed to help a fellow tech. i even had one of you stop by our shop to offer advise! IATN is awsome and a good group of techs. what i found was that most of you were dead on right! it did have traces of fuel in the v...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, lean code VIN: 2FMDA5147T
This thing had so many problems that could cause a lean code, but I finnally got it. The problem this time was so simple that it eluded me. The emmission hose at the pcv valve was gummy and had a split in it causing a vaccum leak. I had already replace the fro... Trouble codes: P0174.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Radio quits, display goes out, wipers quit/won't VIN: 1FMRU17L6X
Two of the replies I received said to replace the PRNDIL switch. I did & customer said problem is gone. I don't have a good understanding how the PRNDIL switch effects the radio operation, but there is lots about car electronics that I don't understand. Bottom...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L engine
Thanks for all the help on this vehicle. Unfortunately, the van never came back for me to check anything further, so that is why I am closing it with a summary. If it does come back, I will try doing that engine cleaning method mentioned, and also check the in...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F2X
Thank You for your help guys! Thanks to Paul, John, Mike, Stephen, Larry, Fleming, Brent, Luther, Andrew, and Paul we got this truck fixed and on the road. Luther, the first thing I did the next day was to get a # on the fuel PSI. I was sure it was good becaus... Trouble codes: P1212 (IPC not at desired press.).
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L spark knock VIN: 1FTZX1729Y
Ok first of all I would like to thank everybody that tried to help me on this one. I have done allot to this truck.Like the Intake gasket,vacuum hoses ,MAF, O2 Sensor, Cleaned the EGR system,Fuel Pump and filter and too many other things. to this truck. And I ... Trouble codes: P0174.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Central Security Module VIN: 1FTWW33FX2
I was unable to eneter the as built data as needed to correct this issue with my NGS. So I took the truck to Ford and had them enter the as built data witht their IDS.
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71WX5
The care is hopefully fixed. The problem never happened for us, but i put a new TAC on the car. After clearing codes the first day and redriving, the codes never came back. The new part was reasonably priced to my surprise, from the ford dealer. I will add to ... Trouble codes: P2106, P061B.
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W7W
Just about all the Tech's had this one pegged! Customer has not returned as problem has not returned. Thanks again for all the help and hope to get vehicle back with same problem for a fix.
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L alternator output VIN: JHMCB7652L
thank u for all the great replies,checked all power and grounds as many of u suggested all were ok but cleaned and tightned. replaced the main fuse and relay center, which has the eld load detector. and all is well once again thanku for all the great help and ...
1990 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L No Start, high idle VIN: JHMBA4127L
checked the coolant temp sensor again still tested ok. tried a sensor because every symptom led back to the coolant temp sensor. tried cold start in the am, started perfect. vehicle ran perfect. customer has had vehicle for awhile says it works perfect. thanks... Trouble codes: 6 (coolant temp sensor), 13 (atmospheric pressure).
2000 Lexus GS400 4.0L windows, Instrument cluster, door locks VIN: JT8BH68XXY
Hi, sorry for the delayed fix post. Thank you all for the excellent responses, Jeff and Chris were right on with BCM#1 on the passenger side. We changed the battery because it failed a Midtronics test and then tested all the modules with the good battery in th...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1414V
Sorry for the slow response time on my part. The customer did not want to spend any more diagnostic time so I sent him to the local tech college for further free diagnostics. After hours of tinkering around, what ended up solving this one was 2 motorvac cleani... Trouble codes: P0140 (o2s b1s2 rear oxygen sensor activity low), P0420 (bank 1 cat efficiency below threshold), P0400 (egr flow malfunction).
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22Z1X
Thank you all for your help on this one, the car has not returned with the check engine light on. At the end i replaced the Maf sensor and did a complete motor vac and the fuel trim droped to 9% and it kept getting closer to Zero. Thanks to all. Kenneth John... Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on
Some Very usueful information. I found the TSB that specificly referenced this car and sent it to the dealer to get the computer reprogrammed and then let us now what happened. So far o replies from the customer. Trouble codes: 1170 (o2 sensor no inversion).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Stall VIN: WDBEB28D5N
everyone was right on, bad vacumn control diagpram, thanks
1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L meter fuse VIN: JN8HD17YXL
all replies were good but the problem was found behind dash, created by teenager and stereo installation.why he wanted to hook into those particular circuits is beyond me. the dad is sure it won't happen again!
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D5T
All 4 responses were very helpful. I had previously experienced the dreaded coil failure and had seen the crank reference sensor cable/connector issue on past repairs. The resolution was not a traditional one. The trans. had been replaced with a used, silver s... Trouble codes: P1320.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L ecm VIN: JMLCA3LD9Y
Thanks to all who replied, checked all grounds and found them to be good. Replaced PCM, problem solved.
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GHDX03E3X
we removed intake manifold to remove massive amounts of carbon build up that was breaking loose. then found stuck open purge valve also causing vehicle to run rich. replace exhaust conveteror for third time and test drove vehicle. long term and short term fuel... Trouble codes: P;030, P0171.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2NF52E0X
Thanks to the people that responded, they were on the right track with the idle air motor system, but it was the air passage that was caked with carbon inside., cleaned it out and the problem was solved. Again, Thanks. Eddie
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NF52E11
found if band on bcm car will die replace and seems ok car has not been back Trouble codes: U1129 (loss of amp comm.), U1000 (loss of class 2 serial comm).
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Horn VIN: 1G2NF52E53
Thanks to everyone that replied, it was the contacts in the horn button, the replaced the aig bag assembly, the horn never went off on its own. thanks again to everybody.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BG22K6X
thanks to every body that replied.put new oil pump assy.on fixed problem.i still dont know what the problem was every thing looked good when we took it back apart.thanks to you again.
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Excessive Emissions
I want to thank all the techs for responding. Tony said that the car should have blue 4 hole injector in it not the green 10 hole, he was correct and for anyone working on one of these 99 corollas the MAP controlled car is the blue injector and pro date ends 7...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSL81H7V
after spending some quality time with this car i was able to fix it. the problem with this car was ecm. after going through all the diagnostic procedures i finally took the ecm out and opened it up, as soon as i opened this ecm i could smell some thing really ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE69M53
Embarrassingly enough this car is fixed. Thanks to all who replied. Yes it was a blown fuse # 37 in dash fuse block, alldata discription for this fuse is radio/instrument cluster, the fuse I was chasing was # 10 ecm. So if you have a coil shorted or melted and...
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