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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18601
OK, it's my turn, see below for previous repair attempts. Help Acura techs!!! Vehicle did not turn the light back on for several months, but then it only gets driven on the weekends. Retrieved DTC and checked the EVAP canister under the vehicle. We found the l... Trouble codes: P1457 (EVAP leak canister system side)
2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WAUKC68D21
Here is the complte scan; 16396 - Bank 1: Camshaft A (Intake): Advance Setpoint not Reached (Over-Retarded) P0012 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent 17536 - Fuel Trim; Bank 1 (Mult): System too Lean P1128 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent 17734 - Knock-Control: Cylinder 2: R... Trouble codes: 16396 (Bank 1 Camshaft A Intake Advance Setpoint not Reached Over-Retarded), 17536 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Mult System too Lean), 17734 (Knock-Control Cylinder 2 Regulation Limit Exceeded), 16684 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected), 16687 (Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected), 16688 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected)
2003 Audi A4 3.0L control module VIN: WQAULC6832
Another VW product giving me grief! CANNOT RECODE NEW MODULE. Old control unit was read to extract coding info before replacing. Retrieved code 0010607 using Launch scanner and Ross-tech. Mitchell gives 3 possible recode numbers for new units, depending on equ...
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAHC22030
Vehicle was towed in not going. Apparently started to run poorly then died and would not start. Carried out basic checks and found that there was no spark. Found that distributor rotor was tracking to earth. Supplied and fitted new rotor and checked spark disc...
1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Instrument cluster, right-front turn signal VIN: WBSCK9337X
New "customer" brings me their M Roadster to give it a "quick, once over." Car was bought off of Ebay and has a salvage title (front end collision, mostly driver's side). Took a look at the car and: 1. Damage still visible on left fender (inner fender not wel...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54Y1W
hello all im just about bald on this one i have done compression test 170 being lowest and 195 being highest lookest at o2 sensor voltages maf sensor readings map sensor readings pulse width coolant temp sensor and ait temp car is running rich and dont sprayed... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: W06VR54R2Y
this bugger runs like shit first thing in the morning. after the coolant warms up over about 140 f it runs a lot better. in the beginning you can't accelerate and when you push the pedal it pops and wants to stall. the son who drives it keeps running it low on...
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYDE63764
2 weeks ago, driver complained of ce lite. found code p0341. cleared code, light didn't come back on so gave to owner to drive. 3 days later light came on-p0341, installed new intake cmp b1 and started car 4 times to put light out. now, 150 miles later, light ... Trouble codes: P0341 (intake cam position sensor - bank 1)
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Knocking VIN: 1GNDT13W05
Need some advice.I have a 1995 S-10 blazer 4.3l W engine. Starts and runs fine. After vehicle reaches operating Temp. Oil pressure drops to ZERO and engine begins to knock.--Replaced oil pump and no change, still doing exact same. What suggestions does anyone ...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Accessories VIN: 1G1JL1245V
Hello everyone. I've got this car that has communication problems. There is a p1601 code cannot communicate or PCM over temp. Also the cust says if you hit a bump or go over rail road tracks lights come on or go out. There is also communication codes for the b...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GNDT13W7W
Hello all. 98 Blazer has no codes. Fuel gauge shows empty. Scanner data shows fuel level at 42%. We can joist the blazer back and forth and see the percent move. The fuel sender inputs to the VCM. Thats why I see the percentage of fuel on the scanner.We are us...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L RF wheel (ABS) VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
This vehcile originaly came in 01/2006 with ABS light on. Wiring to sensor (pigtial on hub assy) damaged. We replaced hub & bearing assy. 04/2006, ABS light on again due to erratic speed readings at RF. Replaced bearing assy. Today it is back with the same...
1995 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L convertor VIN: 1C4GH54L2S
Hi group, This is my own personal vehicle I keep for a spare. I don't get very much involved with transmissions but I am trying to save some money due to the age of van. It has a terrible chatter or shudder at times when driving over 30 mph. It comes and goes ...
2000 Chrysler Voyager 3.0L convertor
noise coming from bellhousing area. in drive warm engine at idle. non rytmatic, sounds like belt noise but from bellhousing area. removed tran and checked flex plate and convertor bushing, gose away when put back in park.
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY78G83
Hey guys, Here's this weeks headache. We have this vehicle towed in for a engine crank/no start complaint. Our customer allready pulled a code Po335-crankshaft sensor circuit error. We found the sensor plastic body to be loose when attempting to perform a sig...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy
Thanks in advance for any help you folks can supply me on this truck. The first time I worked on this vehice the customer stated that at times it would surge and buck to the point that he thought it was going to quit on him, but it never has. I could not verif... Trouble codes: 51 (system lean)
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L left rear axle VIN: 3B7KF26W5W
remove the bolts holding axle to hub and axle will not come out. wasn't aware of any clips holding axle in but removed rear cover to be sure. there wasn't. has anybody had any problem with getting axles out? thanks
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L mill light on VIN: 1B7GL2AN8Y
hey every one we are need of some serious help. as the topic states we have a 2000 doge dakota here that keeps on bringing up a engine code (p0204)(inj/4 control circuit fires inproperly) SNAP-ON MT 2500 and after clearing code 10 secs later light re appers...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L engine VIN: 1B7KF23W7W
vehicle came in for transmission rebuild,rebuilt trans ,cutstomer drove home two days later is back in shop drives fine for two to five minutes then stalls constantly and some times will not restart for 30 seconds check engine light flashes,but no codes scanne...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L delay wiper VIN: 1D7HU18N94
wipers work properly in low and high settings, but will not work in delay setting, when i turn the setting from low to delay while engine is running they keep operating at low speed. with key on engine off the wiper will work in delay mode - sometimes, but as ...
1992 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEE11N4N
this veh is an auction special so no history with it. vehicle barely runs spark,timing chain,fuel suppy, and compression good. threw ecm at it off running van made no difference. added 5 gallons of fresh fuel. this thing has been here for 3 months and no one k...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15NIN
I ran engine run test and observed about 5in of vacuum at the egr nipple with a guage T ed in. At the evr sol I have 5volt ref., and sensor voltage at rest=.46 with ign. on. If I apply vacuum to EGR sensor volts= 4.45. What should I see on the other wire. Volt... Trouble codes: 33 (Insufficent EGR flow detected)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L instrument panel VIN: 2FMZA5146W
The instrument panel illumination bulbs not turn on even though the head lights on. I checked the 14 & 35 fuses and hot. Is there anything else before taking off the instrument panl to check the illumination bulbs? The dimmer switch works but it can control on...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Headlights VIN: 1FAFP10P3X
OEM bulb is halogen type. Bulb is good. Can't find reason for excessive heat that would melt socket like this. Customer saved old sockets(4), 2 from each side. Headlight assly replaced on pass side after 2 socket replacements. Locking lugs broken and bulb fell...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDAF56F61
Hello all you Ford techs out there. This problem is almost impossible to diagnose because it never lasts long enough. The engine will just stop running suddenly but it will start right back up and run fine. Sometimes it will do it six or seven times in a row a...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FWYU04131
i am trying to repair this escape for a friend. they had a recall scheduled at the dealer and on the way the check engine light came on. the ford dealer told them it needed a coil. cylinder #1 was misfiring. i replaced #1 coil, all 6 plugs and the plenum gaske...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU63W72
Hey Guys, I need some help on this one, this vehicle came in for CHECK ENGINE Light, Code P1506, High idle, IAC was stuck, replacing IAC cured the problem, ooops customer back in one month: bad IAC again, renewing IAC fix the problem, wait, customer is back on...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L trans shifting VIN: 1FTNW21P04
said was fine after head job but swapped used trans and started and ran fine went into gear fine but when test driven the first shift to second the tow haul light started flashing and wouldn't shift
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP38314
Came in with intermittant misfire and codes p0304(#4 mis), p0204(#4 injector), and o2 sensor biased rich. It has good spark, fuel pressure and leakdown passes. I switched injectors and still #4 misfire. I have gone through all the processes in 'service info' a... Trouble codes: P0304, P0204
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14514
any help would be appreciated i dont know anything else to ck.compression good all within 5 lbs.leak down test ok.injector flow test ok.runs great off idle.always has miss at idle.thanks in advance gary Trouble codes: P0305
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW31545
Help! 05 ford f350 was towed into the shop would start backfire and die would never idle or run for long. have a friend that works at ford he brought home their laptop after mine would not communicate(borrowed an updated modise and it wouldn't communicate eith...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L hydra-boost VIN: 1FT5W21PX5
I have a customers 2005 F250 SuperDuty with a knocking type noise in the steering and the brake pedal when turning the wheel. It does not sound like a typical power steering pump whine. This is actually felt through the brake pedal and steering wheel. If you a...
1992 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2GTEC19H9N
1992 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13Z9N
truck came to shop for no start. 6-months ago. we diagnosed weak coil had very little spark from coil. we replaced coil & started fine test drove ran fine. customer comes & gets it 2 week's ago. never made it off lot. has no spark at all now. did start 1 time ...
1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Battery VIN: W6V2551872
Picked up this Jimmy after tranny was done , this problem has been existing for 2 years I have been told. Battery goes dead over night. Full battery drain (at this time battery voltage is 10.98 Volts), alt is charging O.K. Before someone calls me names, I am p...
2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L 1st gear VIN: 1GCEK11111
i have a problem, if you roll off from a stop without using the accelerator pedal, and than roll into the throttle it seems to slip and than it bangs into 1st gear, after that all is well, no other problems. it is very intermittant, 4 times in 4 months, thanks...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L side steps VIN: 5GRCN23U04
HI there , this Hummer Has an intermittant fault where you open the rear doors and the side step does not come down. when we checked it it was only the left rear door. the interior light comes on and the body computer shows that the door is open. with the modi...
2000 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRAR07Y0Y
Need help from the Infinity tech's, this is a new customer no previous history and from the looks of this vehicle no one else would have any history either. The vehicle died on the customer while driving, no fault codes found, spark plugs are worn out gap is a...
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Charging VIN: SAJDA14C82
Has anyone had one of these blowing the 20 amp fuse under the right heelboard (#1) that apparently only powers the gray box under the driver's seat that controls the seat movement functions? This unit came in with a blown fuse there so we pulled the seat and i...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Blower Fan, etc VIN: 1J4GZ78Y8P
Automatic temp control unit not functioning. Have tried known good unit and swapped into other Jeeps and all work ok (blower fan, resistor, control module all good!) Unit powers up, display comes on, but no control of fan or blend motors, etc. I do not have ...
1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY29P2W
hello everybody.I need some advice on how to proceed with this lovely jeep tj.The customer has gone to the dealer with this for the passed 3 months.What the jeep does is flash the mil light on when ever it feels like it,sometimes comes on when starting,sometim... Trouble codes: P1391
1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 1J4FY29PXW
Hello All; I sure hope someone can help me out. This is my own truck. When the truck is started cold, it will idle at around 2200 rpm, the idle will eventually slow to normal. Also I have noticed a cold hesitation that was not present prior to the fast idle. ...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L drivetrain VIN: 1J4GW48N04
hello all having a hard time finding a noise in this 04 grand cherokee it is a knocking noise in the front of the vehicle goes away on a left hand turn, sometimes on a right hand turn i thought it was in the front differential but got it in the air and hear no...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E6S
Hey Gang, The "Check Engine" light came on recently and I cannot find any codes in memory, nor can I turn off the "Check Engine" light. I can access and observe the engine data stream...what gives? Is this some sort of scheduled service as in the old "Oxygen ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Right defrost VIN: RF64J71F03
Good evening fellow members. Vehicle has no air discharge for right defrost & intermittant clicking noise when mode selection is changed. I assume I need to access the right defrost flap actuator, but can't find that how to info. in Mitchell. To what extent is...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L compressor VIN: 2MELM75WXT
Everything seems to check out ok,but I cannot get the compressor to engage. I don't have a diagram for this vehicle so I can't follow the power flow, and I'm not sure if there are any other switches or sensors in the system. I would appreciate a diagram if any...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Starter VIN: IMEFM66LOX
Help Help icant take it no more you guys seems to be able to see something i miss, hopefully this time to, When car is cool in the mornings u turn key and pump winds and lights light up but nothing starter dos not turn or make a sound, after a few attemps it s...
1985 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JN1CZ14S4F
this car came to us not running. towed. cust said it was starting to overheat, so he pulled over. shut off and would not restart. when i got car batt was dead. replaced batt, no start and no dashlights. replaced 80 amp mainfuse. starts and runs rough,and won't... Trouble codes: 14 (vss), 23 (tps), 24 (neutral saftey switch), 31 (air con)
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: J1NCA21D1T
attn. nissian guys,i need help on this one,car came in w/engine missing complaint,had p1320 ing primary fault,p0120 tps out of range(in tcm),tested tps showed glitch on modis,replaced,replaced spark plugs(ngk),ilde and low speed ok,test drove,has bucking,surge... Trouble codes: P0120 (tps faultin tcm), P1320 (ingnition primary fault)
1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HY5438H
Need some help on this one, Engine will try to start & sometimes does, but dies right away. Before replacing crank & cam sensor it would not start at all. Have intermitent spark off/on while cranking & when dies. Followed AllData to possible ECM. Old TSB issue...
1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L starter circiut VIN: 1G3HN52K3T
hey guys, got this car in the other day and it doesn't crank. tested battery, it's hot. no ignition signal to solenoid. it's got a pass key ignition lock cylinder but also has an aftermarket alarm wired into it. i can crank it over at the solenoid but it only ...
1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L oil light VIN: 1G3GR62C0X
intermittent "red" oil can light along with erratic oil pressure reading on driver information center. removed, oil pressure sending unit located at oil filter addapter housing. pressure reading with analog "shop" gauge is within spec at idle and 2500 r.p.m.. ...
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Freon lines VIN: 1GHDX13E8Y
Hi all: Got this Silhouette that sprung a leak in the AC system. The compressor was very noisy, so we replaced it first, then began looking for the leak: found it in the hi pressure line feeding the rear AC, back by the axle where the parking brake cable rubbe...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L engine VIN: 1G3NL52T71
This 2.4l quad4 engine has a loud tapping/rattling noise. It is slight when idling, but much worse at higher rpms. It sounds like a valve train/lifter noise but seems to resonate all over the engine. The oil pressure guage fluctuates about 10psi when idling (l...
1992 Plymouth Voyager LE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GH55R6N
this van came to us from another shop for no start. the customer had a engine installed. no spark or injector pulse. we have replaced the cam and crank sensor. we now have spark, but only on #2 and #5 cylinders. we checked cam timing and found to be off (2) te...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on
has any body ran into a ground or computer problem setting a map code have replaced map twice and code comes right back immediately. map reading is 2.5 volts at idle drops to 1.7 under load.
1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G2FV22P7S
hello all, this vehicle came in about 6 months ago with a hot stall/ hesitation. after cool down car would run fine. after much testing found bad dist (opti-spark). replaced opti-spark pick up and did major tune-up (plugs and wires and coil). car ran fine with...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L suspension VIN: 1G2WJ52KXV
this car shakes under heavy acceleration. feels like a cv wobble. i have tried three sets of new aftermarket axles with no change. another problem which may be related, it clunks loud from front suspension when you launch from a stand still, then again when yo...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB5241W
If anyone has seen repair or screen kit I would be greatful Thanks Darren Trouble codes: P0404 (E.G.R pintle pos. open)
2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB524XY
hello all,i have had this sunfire in the shop previously with a cutting out problem and will no start in cold weather problem. retrieved trouble codes and traced them to a pcm problem. i replaced computer. a couple of weeks later the customer came back in tell... Trouble codes: U1000 (no state of health from module), U1040 (loss of ebcm/ebtcm communication), P1631, P1632

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1986 BMW 735i 3.5L Ignition Switch VIN: WBAFH8409G
The solution was to remove a single very small 'set screw' that is marked or sealed with yellow paint. After this is removed one may remove the electrical part of the switch without the need to remove the lock/tumbler part of the switch. Part was available fro...
1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Theft system VIN: 1G4NJ52M3T
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond but the customer was waiting to have the money to complete the repair. The instrument panel (IPC)took care of the problem. I did find the ABS module was corroded and under 1 inch of water also. Disconnected the module a...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L interior lighting VIN: 2G4WS52J21
I didn't get much help on this one. One guy suggested disconnecting the RAP relay and checking the circuits there, which I had already done. Another suggested checking the vanity mirrors. This one has vanity mirrors, but no lights in them. There are however, l...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No compressor engagement VIN: 3G5DB03E32
Wow an special thank you for all who replied to my post!! Ninty percent of the replys where correct... a replacement of the Body control module, and reflash at your local GM dealer fixed the problem. We have the mastertech with TIS2000 programming software, bu...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Surge VIN: W06VR52R3X
I'm sorry but I must go in for surgery tomorrow and will not be able to finish the repair on this for now but the help that was recieved was great. The first thing I'm going to do is to smoke the engine and check for vacumm leaks and proceed from there. Once a... Trouble codes: P0411, P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
1967 Chevrolet Impala 327CID Reverse
First I want to thank everyone who replied to my help request so quickly. I appreciate everyone's efforts and suggestions very much. Reverse would not work because the earlier rear pump case was not compatible with the later valve body and governor support hou...
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP87F1F
Thanks to all that replied. However, upon further inspection this car was changed with a 1986 ecm. 1985 had a burn module for the mass air flow. 1985 was the only year for the burn module at a cost of $985.00. Car was rewired with 1986 relays etc. Good idea bu... Trouble codes: 35 (throttle switch shorted).
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L no crank VIN: 2G1FP22P8U
I would like to thank everyone that replied to my problem here. Russ from New Jersey and Tony from North Carolina were dead on with thier reponse the problem was the actual ignition electrical switch,I removed the plugs to inspect and one connector had been bu...
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L child safety VIN: 1GNDUO6E1V
I had found the info that I needed by a friend of a friend who works for GM warranties. She had ran a VIN search and found that the tether bolt was to be installed where the third row seat latches to the floor. Each seat has a dedicated hole to attach the bolt...
1993 Dodge Shadow 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B3AP24K7R
THANKYOU(THANKYOU(THANKYOU) The ultimate problem was the pickup coil in the distributor. I should have gone with my instincts and replaced it, as I was leaning that way. Also wire wiggle test should have told me also. However, after I had exposed the wiring ha... Trouble codes: 51 (O2 sensor lean).
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L starting VIN: 1P3ES47C5T
thanks for all responses after fixing trans and got car running i replaced the alt and all is good i guess the alt case ground was open letting power through my ground bad news is the moter the costomer supplied has a blown head gasket
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Speaker VIN: 1FALP45XOV
THanks for everyone that tried to help. We did finally got the vehicle repair alot of people piont out TSB 2-16-4, which pertian to a similair problem i was having. I was aware of of tsb. My test alread did eliminate the fuel pump because noise was still appar...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L crankshaft
thank everyone for there help. with your help this ford is on the road again. ordered bolts from ford on monday morning and had them tuesday moring. new crank&bearings &bolts, this truck is back together and running. some said arp may have the bolts but they d...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5145W
This vehicle is fixed. To all of you who suggested the EGR ports, you got it exactly right. You all have saved me time and money, and hair. I checked the vehicle within 5 minutes of getting the EGR info, and repaired it within the hour. I also checked the CMP ... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire 1 cylinder).
1999 Ford F F800 5.9L No Start VIN: 3FEWF8016X
Thank you all for the attention and replies that we recieved, it turns out that the injection pump did self distruct when the transfer pump gave out. Following Ricks bleeding procedure this monster was running in ten minuts. A day after the repairs i got the i...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F5X
well, thanks for all the help the problem ended up being a damaged/split copper washer in #4 cyl causing some compression pressure into the fuel system. thats why the oil press would peg because it was running out of fuel. thanks again Trouble codes: P1298 (idm failure), P0266 (cyl 2 contribution fault).
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L locks VIN: 1FTSW30F92
Delete session on pds. Disconnect the new module. Plug in pds, identify vehicle. Select programmable module installation. It will tell you replace module. Plug in your new module at that time. If it is able to use backup data from pcm, it will do so. However, ...
1993 Geo Metro 1.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C1MR246XP
thanks for all of the info. it did help me althrough the car is not fixed. as school is closing for the summer the customer is going to pick up the car. i do not know if he will bring it back when school opens next fall. Charlie C.
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Rack & Pinion VIN: 1HGCA6289K
Hey Everyone, Thanks for all of the quick replies. I may not have been clear on my post. Some responses (which are greatly appreciated) indicated that, yes, I do have a speed sensitive steering system. The speed sensing system is operational, it does tighten w...
1991 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGED7461M
thanks for all the replies three of you were on the right track with coolant temp, the tech working on it confirmed cts was operating properly.When we had another look at the cooling system we found that the thermostat was staying open a little allowing the ca...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1HGCG16521
Hey group this one is fixed, seems like I had code 15-1 which is the OPDS (occupancy position sensor). what I did was I unplugged it (the opds) and I checked the codes again and I got the same code. then I started checking the wires under the passenger seat an...
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L under load bucks and VIN: JNKCA21DXT
Thank you for the quick replies, this vehicle had a broken wire in the loom, that we quickly found and repaired, however after the repair the vehicle began to quickly degrade to the point of a no start, updating the customer of the current situation he advised... Trouble codes: P0325.
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L only will idle VIN: JACDJ58X71
I adjusted the tps again and let it sit with the key off. aparently if you adjust it to the corect spot you need to let the computer sit before it will be convinced that it should belive the signal is in fact corect. (strange) Trouble codes: P1290.
2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L suspension ,body VIN: 1J4FT58SX1
My main quetion is still unsolved , does a rear axle on a 2wd 8.25 have some up and down clearance between the axle shaft and the axle bearing. i tried new axles and bearings and i get the same clearance . the problem appears to be solved by removing the kyb g...
2004 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L engine VIN: KNADC16584
we dropped the engine/trans out the bottom, seemed like the best way. the flexplate has a cage like design and it probably would have difficult to separate the torque converter from the flexplate in the car.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Long Cranking VIN: WDBDA28D5P
the car was fixed the problem was cold start injector leak slowly.not enogh too show form pressure gauge.after that we can reset mixture to 50% from pin3 and pin6 Trouble codes: 3 (ECT circuit), 4 (MAF signal).
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F8X
Everybody was right. MAF and PCV valve The customer was a little hesitant to spend the money until I showed him the 10 replies that all recommended MAF. Thank you all again. Robert Trouble codes: P0170.
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: HLS30-4557
Well we think we have this one fixed, we used everyones input and tested each item, Ed from california and Andy from florida each nailed it on the harness for the injector. Andy, thanks for the help and allowing us to call and gets tons of information from you...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L starts,than cuts-off VIN: JN1CA2101S
I finally got in touch with the customer and they gave me the authorization to proceed.As several of you stated,it was the maf sensor,first time I had seen these symptoms attributed to a maf,but that was the problem.Thank you very much for the assistance.
1996 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L no monitor VIN: 3N1AB41D3T
we replaced the ecm, ran the drive cycle, it then set acode for rear 02, replaced rear 02, cleared memory, reran drive cycle, all monitors ran. success thanx for the help
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L hard shift check engine light VIN: 1N4DL01DXX
well let me start by saying, we aren't a trans shop, were also not real big on nissan, however thats no excuse for overlooking the obvious. kelly from california, and mark from texas hit the nail on the head, t.p.s.--- yep someone had replaced the throttle pos...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L brunt clutchs VIN: 2P4GP44R8W
Thank you to every one how took the time to help me. Yes, when you work on a car like this there is always going to be problems. I looked into replacing the Trany be for starting. It was not in the bedget. I know that I was going to be pulling more than on...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1G2NE5339R
After yesterday's updated Rick [...] responded - 2.3 quads dont like aftermarket O2 sensors, so we had been using Bosch O2 sensors all along. Never ever had a problem with any vehicle. Installed GM original replacement and bingo bang on. Other information....
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L rear brake wear VIN: 1G2WJ52M4R
Fix was replacement of the L/R hub assembly w/ internal wheel speed sensor. This permitted ABS computer to 'see' 4 wheels turning; THAT allowed the rear brakes to begin working properly & ABS now actuates noticably under heavy braking(normal). No ABS light now...
1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L heater VIN: YS3AK76E3N
i would like to thank all saab techs that replied,i installed new bypass vavle know i have great heat thanks for all the replies.
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L blower motor VIN: Y63DF78K42
Hello and big thanks to Michael, Robert,Jon, and Bart for their input. I will move the wires to another spot in the fuse box and re-lable the box after replacing the blower motor and resistor. I waited to reply until the extended warranty company agreed to pay...
1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L Cooling system VIN: 1G8ZH5288V
Thanks for all the help. Pulled the valve cover and cam sure enough #4 cam tower was cracked. Saturn declined to repair for client under warranty due to age(79K miles)but 10 years. Client left car with us as she did not wish to put any money into vehicle. I de...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1GK12E1R
Finally, after two days of losing sleep with this one, its fixed. It turned out to be one missing tooth on the crankshaft sprocket. Thanks to everyone for the good advice. Till next time!! Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfuntion).
1997 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L radio VIN: JT2DG02TXV
First I would like to thank the 3 people that responded to my help request. .Steve/Duane/and Wade. All 3 replies contained good information. The fix for this car was to replace the radio. The original alternator was feeding a large amount of ac voltage into ...
1992 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Surge VIN: WVWGC4313N
hello everyone replaced the vacuum ampilier and all is well, no more surge or rough idle, would like to say thanks to all who replied andfor all of your help, thanks.
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