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1999 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUGB28D1X
We have this Audi here with the normal oil light complaint. Immediately we checked for oil sludge because we see ALOT of these sludged up with the oil pump and pickup tube clogged. We found some sludge not that bad, so we replaced the oil pump and pick-up. Tes...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, dies at idle VIN: WAUKC68D61
Vehicle came in with a complaint of dies at idle and battery is over charging. Checked the battery, added 1 liter of water, charged and checked the battery. Battery is bad. I have driven the vehicle and cannot duplicate the condition. Scanned for codes. Genesy... Trouble codes: P1751, P1788
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBABK8324T
Could use some help with this 328.Occasionaly will not start, just cranks maybe once or twice a day. Within seconds it will start right up. Have a code 50 and alldata has no information on code 50. My question is will the throttle valve actuator cause this sta... Trouble codes: 50 (Throttle valve acuator mechanically faulty)
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD532XV
Thanks for reading. My question is in regards to the data streams available on my x431. I am only finding data stream for os1 and os2. I don't see the cat monitors being available. Customer is returning next week for the c.c. replacement, I would like to be ab... Trouble codes: 233 (catalytic efficiency 1-3), 234 (catalytic efficiency 4-6)
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L air bag ecu VIN: WBAGH834XY
we replaced the left front wwindow regulator with the door air bag disconnected and the key on . when we were done the air bag light was on and the codes for the left front door air bag and code f0 for internal ecu fault came up . we then tried to clear the co...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L tpms VIN: WBAVB335X6
We have installed new RFT tires on this BMW, Customer came back 5 minutes later with flat tire message. We chacked air pressure on all is right on the money. We need presedure to how reset the system. Any body can help? [...]
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L dome lites VIN: 1GT1HFGSKO
fuses good,trying to by pass bcm to confirm but still cant get lites to come on with power probe.and also door and trunk ajar lites are on and shift performance lites are on in ip.
2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K34
Hello gentlemen, I have here an 04 LeSabre with a Po442A for the second time in 3 months. I have smoked from the purge solenoid back while shutting the canister vent valve with a scan tool. No smoke found. Checked for smoke all down the vapor line, canister, f... Trouble codes: P442
2000 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1G6EL12Y5Y
Customer came in from another shop. They replaced the compressor, accumalator, and orifice tube but could not get compressor angagement. We had to replace both evap temp sensors to clear the codes to charge. The compressor would engage for about 10 seconds and...
2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L Navigation System
GM Techs, I hope this is a simple one. My brother has this 2005 STS and wants to know if there is a way to make entries into the navigation system without putting the vehicle in park. It's driving him crazy that his wife or other passenger can't enter informat...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L fuel smell VIN: 1GM7HF7UIO
I have a 1996 chevy cavalier it has a fuel smell after shutting the car down near the canister the can was replaced purge valve were replaced no evap dtcs were found my main question is the vent valve on the canister should there be power there to close the va...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Ignition Switch VIN: 1GNDT13WXV
Hi IATN, This Blazer came in with a complaint that he could not always get his key out of the ignition. He states that he sometimes has to wait 30 seconds to 3 minutes before he hears a click and he is able to turn the switch to the lock position an retrive hi...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19T7Y
Vehical was here two weeks ago for diag of MIL. At that time only DTC p0300b ws present. Bank one was adding fuel and bank 2 was subtracting fuel. Y pipe and o2 sensors were coated with mud and stuff. Repair trac info and fix database show pattern converter fa... Trouble codes: P0200, P0300, P0463
2001 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L poor braking VIN: 2G1WL52J91
work better cold, than it does hot, stopping distance is longer than normal, abs works ok, caliper move real easy, rear shoe adjusted ok, no vacummn leaks at booster or hose assembly,stopping power low, brake petal feels ok, compaired to other gmc car the same...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Airbag VIN: 2G1WF52K33
This Impala is flashing the airbag light on intermittently. I retrieved a B0100 (Electronic Front End Sensor 1 Fault). There are a grey and yellow wire at the sensor. The grey wire has no short to ground, power or the yellow wire. The yellow wire on the other ...
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 2C3EL56T4R
hi every one it been one of those weeks ive got a 94 concord that came in with a stange problem after it warms up it starts bucking and speedo and tach fluctuate and cruis light flashes if you come to a stop it runs fine no codes are set it also feel like it b...
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L pwr windows& hvac VIN: 1B3HD46T8S
this is a auction car' no history. Power window's out, no blower motor or A.C. activation at manual havac switch & air bag lite on. no sign of accident, fuses ok swap ac relay no change, car still at auction . any idea's before it show's up? low mile well main...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Daytime running lights & Parking brake light. VIN: 3B7KC23C9T
Strange problem here. You can start the truck and almost as if it is timed the daytime running lights go off and the parking brake light comes on without touching the brake pedal or lights. I have checked wiring, disconnected running light module, brake switch...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L wipers VIN: 1B4GP44G9X
We have not had this van act up for us yet, but the customer complaint is that the wipers will turn on whenever they feel like it, i would think that we have a bcm problem but am wondering if anyone else has had this problem. thanks for the help. Paul
2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD56U6Y
ok guys this is my first post like i said the car has had three motor put in it. now it wont start. got po340 cam code .it has all the right voltages ,new sensor,etc.i have looked at wire diagrams , and everything looks like pcm .but i want to get some ideas t... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Wipers VIN: 1B4HS28NXY
Kinda stumperd here. This truck, when started cycles the wipers 3 times and then they work normally. All speeds including intermittent function properly. It's just like someone bumped the wash button without the washers comming on. Swapping out the switch made...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.2L Stall VIN: 2C3HH56J31
This car came in with customer complaining of stalling. Drove car around for about an hour and car stalled 4 times on decel. I've noticed that just before stalling car runs very rich. IAC data shows ok, but I cleaned it anyway, and cleaned throttle body. Also ...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1B4GP25RX2
Hello IATN Members, I have this 02 Caravan with it's ABS, brake warning lamp and airbag MIL on. This van does not have ABS brakes however. No codes available for ABS and airbag. My OTC scan tool will not comuncate with the airbag module( under the center of da...
2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L parasitic dr VIN: 1B3ES56C04
I have this neon that will drain the battery, fairly quickly. Isolated it to the instrument cluster. Water was only up to below the bottom of the seats. It also has a fuel gauge that shows empty (along with a MIL light for that). I don't know if the two can be...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L ball joint VIN: WD8BD74416
Can anyone help us with the spec for lower balljoints on this vehicle.Nothing in alldata and dealership numbers all over the map.
1955 Ford T-Bird 312CID Electric windows VIN: P5FH134121
Need wiring diagrams and maybe tips on common issues (if any) for power windows to not function. Would also like to know how to pull door panels for testing and inspection. (don't want to damage anything on this car!) Vehicle is in near mint condition and comp...
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTEF14N9G
Can't get my truck to pass emmissions test at idle, very high HC. here is some background, has 302 engine from a 87 Lincoln but with 86 F150 emissions parts, intake, plenum etc. It has long tube headers with o2 sensor just before collector and dual exhaust 1 c... Trouble codes: 67 (KOEO neutral drive switch A/C input)
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Rough starting VIN: 2FTEF15Y7T
Problem; when started, truck will idle very low and very rough(the exact same as when the fuel pressure is around 10psi by pulling the fuel pump relay for a few seconds at a time). It will do this for 1-5 seconds, and then idle perfectly every time. Could not ...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L drive line VIN: 1FMDU34E1V
this ford will drive fine until warm. after hot the drive line will bind on accel approx 40-50 mph only on incline. i have replaced the drive chain, clutch pack, shift cam, range hub, sun gear ford fluid. checked for codes all ok. in 4wd the noise is still the...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Auxillary battery VIN: 1FDXE45S2X
Does anyone have any knowledge as to how an auxillary battery gets charged by, or through the auxillary battery relay? What switches the relay? Any wiring diagrams would help.
1999 Ford mondeo 2.0L alarm system VIN: WFUXXGBBAX
Hi Team This client has had enough of his alarm playing up. He has had it back to the dealer several times but the problem has not been fixed. He has asked me to disable the alarm. My question is, is ther an easy way to remove or disable the emobilizer/alarm ...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L springs VIN: 1FAFP52251
good morning the springs are breaking on my fords does anyone know of tech letters or anything i can use to convince my managers there is a problem this case by case crap is going to get someone wrecked
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L Fuel filler VIN: 1FBSS31S44
This is one of our vehicles. We've had it about 9 months and this has been a concern from day one. The fuel filling process has taken as long as 30 minutes. We do not have the key on when when trying to fill it. Aside from dropping the tank, does anyone else h...
1987 GMC G3500 Magnavan 5.7L all 4 wheels VIN: 2GDGG31K8H
About a week later this thing comes back in all 4 wheels are locked up, backing off the Master Cylinder mounting bolts have allowed the the fronts to unlock but there is still lots of resistance, anyone run into this before!
1986 Honda Civic CRX HF 1.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMAF5319G
This is my personal car that gets about 40mpg. It is equipped with waay too many vacuum controls/solenoids but they all contribute to the potential high mileage this car can attain which is around 52-57mpg.It is my hope to find a tech who fully understands EAC...
1992 Honda Prelude S 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA8142N
hi, good morning i got a 92 prelude s that came in for a engine light and poor running. when i test drove the vehicle it would hesitate and shake between shifts if you tried to accel in a higher gear (4 or 5) it will feel like it is running out of fuel. if yo... Trouble codes: 1 (02 sensor)
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1734W
hi every one .i would like some help if possible. i have this honda that setting the code p1457. and i just cannot nail it down.i have check for tsbs and all other sources nothing is leading me to the problem. i know these cars are bad for eavap solonoide and ... Trouble codes: P1457
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JACDH58W1N
No single word could describe our collective feelings about this car. It refuses to leave our shop. It was referred by another shop for head gaskets. After they were replaced it still overheated, the oil pressure was low and the lifters noisy. We installed a u...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 452DM58Y44
This one has got us stumped. The misfire will only happen on occ. when it does the car runs very rough, and MIL will come on. We cannot see any problems with the ign. coils look good, and we have swapped them around (now we only get misfire #6 code)compression... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0306 (misfire cyl 6)
2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF58S41
no start condition, cannot communicate w/pcm
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Blower/window VIN: SALJY1243V
Hi , rover came with 2 electrical problems back windows not working.Checked for power & ground (Back of switches the 2 center wires toggle voltage) front windows have both, back ground only ( applied Power with Power probe it work fine) Checked lock-out switch...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L wipers and blower motor VIN: 1LNHM87A4Y
thanks in advance i have a lincoln were the wipers and the blower motor dont work.i checked the wiper switch by checking resistance and it didnt have any put new switch in and now it shows resistance when working switch. all wiring checks out ok and no blown f...
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1NLHM82W03
High all in IATN land. Need your help with this one. Car has reportedly had this problem for 40000 mile. Has been to dealer and several private shops. Between 45 and 55 mph under light load, the car has mild but noticable jerking. Idles, accelerates smooth as ...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L starter VIN: 1N4BU31D0R
This car is giving me issues. We replaced starter (consistant no start) and since it will intermitantly not crank. I did see a TSB regarding shift cable adjustment but everything is lined up to spec., problem occurs in park and neutral, moving the shifter does...
2001 Mazda Protege MP3 2.0L Misfire VIN: JM1BJ22761
i am listing this for a friend at another shop. he had a 2001 mazda protoge 2.0l dohc mp3 come in with a p0300 multiple misfire code. he replaced the coils and spark plugs but still had misfires. he removed the new coils and installed the original coils thinki... Trouble codes: P0300
1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1140601210
we are really looking for a vacuum diagram
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L mil VIN: WDBHA28E7S
I'm digging into this but I hope someone has some shortcuts or advice. The transmission shifts fine, but this code is persistent. Bowden cable rigging checks good, vacuum to modulator on trans is good, solenoid valve Y3/3 functions normally with 12V applied. T...
1997 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Battery Draw VIN: 1MELM66L1V
Hey Guys, This Mercury Mystique is not cooperating with me! I had this car in the shop for a “battery going dead after sitting over the week end problem". The customer was waiting for the car, so my time was limited. I verified an 11.92 Volt / .695 Amp para...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L battery VIN: 1MEFM53S6X
This sable has a battery draw of .265 amp after 45mins. It will discharge the battery in a few days if left. I pulled all the fuses in the interior fuse panel with no change in draw. If I pull the #1 40a maxi fuse from the underhood fuse panel the draw drops t...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L alarm VIN: 1MEFM55S41
The alarm on this vehicle will go off on its own 4-10 times a day. With IDS Software pulled data from sec system and found last eight alarm events from hood/trunk. I found the Hood switch was unplugged and the rubber groumet for hood switch was broken. I insta...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L horn VIN: JA4MT31H8X
Hi, Sure hope you guys can help. Horn intermittantly activates by itself. When engine is off, horn works properly. When turn ignition to run position, horn blows continuously but intermittantlly. Disconnected steering column horn button but horn still blows. D...
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N68D16S0V
Hi, This is the second 1997 Nissan pick up that we have had with similar symptoms. The last one ended up being a shorted white wire from the distributor in the wiring harness. Here are the symptoms: The truck runs fine until it is driven awhile. Suddenly the t... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire Detected Cylinder 3), P0450 (EVAP Pressure Sensor Malfunction), P0446 (EVAP Vent Control Malfunction)
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
i have a maxima that cam in with p0306 found plug mashed shut replaced plug and now it sounds like the valves are not getting any oil.check oil pressure 75 psi and changed filter--saw tsb on chains much heavier valve noise and it right on top of engine not at ...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D82
Hello, This car was brought at a local Nissan dealer. Customer went to inspection, failed for CEL light not working, and code 605. Dealer repaired the light and replace the PCM. Customer went back 2 days later w/code po444. Customer went back 10 times in 2 mo... Trouble codes: P0444
1991 Other European Turbo R 6.0L ABS module
Hello Bentley and Rolls Techs. This Turbo R seems to release it's right front brake pressure when coming to a gentle stop. It pulls to the left when this happens, but it doesn't lock the left calipers. Quite exciting when this 6,400 lb vehicle decides not to s...
1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2JB54K7M
Hey, GM Techs I need help! My customer just purchased veh a week ago for his daughter, and he says it stalls at stops unless a/c is on then its ok, so I looked her over and no codes and road tested and sure enough she dies will a/c off and ok when on. I cleane...
1994 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G2FU22P9R
Customer brought car in with complaint of int running rough , had start , no power or just cranks no start - he had it to dealer who replace pcm and injectors and then told him they dont know what to try next and sent him away 0 we replaced mass air flow senso... Trouble codes: 18 (injector circuit fault), 48 (mass aitr flow sensor)
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G2NE12T5W
thank you in advance,this car came in last week with check engine light and running bad. checked codes found only one,p0301 misfire on cylinder #1.pulled tower assembly,tower was cracked and coils have been arching. we replace coils,boots,tower and l... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2NF52E72
This vehicle was towed in with a no crank situation. the customer stated that her husband could tap starter and it would ussually crank.(not this time). I replaced the starter and now the car cranks,but stalls immediately. I figured it was security system from... Trouble codes: U1064 (Loss of bcmvtd data), P1626 (Theft system enable lost)
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L SRS Module VIN: YS3DF78N7W
Hi fellow Techs. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. This car has come to us from another shop, as we specialize in Volvo and Saab. The SRS light is staying on. I have checked codes with Workshop Master software (a European computer software syst...

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1997 Acura CL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 19UYA2254V
After hours of tearing out hair we found bad grounds to the ECM, up to 2.6 volts on the ground terminals. Once we back probed the ECM and found the ground problem we went to the transaxle to check where they were supposed to be connected and they weren't there... Trouble codes: P1297 (Electronic Load Detector).
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8320V
Thanks guys, we had checked the oil seperator, and checked for vac leaks. That was one of the first things we rechecked the first time the car came back. Also we were informed that with the e-36 cars that the Autologic scanner is not giving proper information... Trouble codes: 239 (misfire cyl 2), 241 (misfire cyl 4).
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L slipping when accelorating VIN: WBAAN3345Y
I belive the transmission is bad but i did not feel comfortible enough to due the repair & sent the customer to the dealer.Thank you all for responding. Mike
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: BWA3FA3R45
I wasnt able to fix this one due to the fact that the abs and check engine lights went out on there own,and have not come back on.Ithink that it has something to due with moisture because it only happens when it rains,but for now everything is fine.I will try ... Trouble codes: 130 (can signal asc 1), 137 (undocumented code), 35 (secondary air pump relay), 140 (leakage diagnosis pump), 126 (dmtl magnetic valve circuit), 90 (abs intermittent system down).
2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Alarm VIN: 1G4CW54K82
I recieved 3 replies, but unfortunately, the customer has not returned, and I haven't been able to do any further testing. From the replies, therew may be a way to disable the alarm, but nothing for sure. If the car returns I will update this post at that ti...
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1YY3185K
Thanks to everyone who responded. We tested the injectors when hot and found 2 at 6 ohm or less. Knowing from the replies that even 1 failed injector can short the circuit, we replaced all the injectorss. This solved the problem. Because of your help it s...
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L overdrive code 68 VIN: 1GCGK24F9N
It is fixed. Kevin from Arizona Explained to me that my speed sensors are reading correct because the input sensor reads off the forward drum which is after the OD ratio. So 3rd and OD read the same on both speed sensors. I have to give thanks to Gary at freew...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCEK19R5X
Well guys thanks for all the replies all were very helpful it turn out to be a combination of things wrong it did have a bad 02 sensor on right bank also some of the carbon off the old convertor had clogged the exhaust pipe between the convertor and mufflers a... Trouble codes: P0300 (Radom misfire).
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19V6X
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC52F95
Well, an ignition switch fixed this no start as these switches and associated security system is problematic. What a terrible feeling I have as we were chasing fuel and pump power and started with a bad diagnosis then kept on that trail. Thanks for everybodys ...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L overheating VIN: 2C3HC56F7S
thanks to all who applied. i changed water pump tstat all the belts bleed all air out system runs great no overheating fans work fine.i have no solid evedence of a problem i think what i did wrong was not get all the air out, and run without a tstat, i didn't ...
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L battery cables VIN: 2C3HE66G4Y
Hello, this nightmare is done. After searching diligently through mitchell, alldata, and the factory service manuals i could not find the info I needed. And then I looked up. I looked up from my computer and sitting in the tire bay was another chrysler 300. Wo...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL55R84
2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L speedometer VIN: 2C4GP44R25
Thx, for all responses. Yes milleage is stored in bcm. We replace bcm and all is good now.
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Harmonic Balancer VIN: 1B7HF16Y3T
Sorry for the delay, just got back from vacation. We ordered a new flex plate from the dealer, with the part number Peter [...] supplied me with. Even when talking to the dealer, thy repeatedly told us the flex plates were the same. We ordered the new flex...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1B4GP44R2V
Here is what I found. The master cyl has a elbow the lets you pound fluid into it to get out from under the cowl. I took the elbow off to get some of the old fluid out of it to test. The O-ring on the elbow was so swollen it would not go back together(not that...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L tcc kicks off & on VIN: 1B7HF13Y2W
we tried having the computer flashed it was 3 updates behind, that seemed to help but the problem was still there, we got a total of 7 responses 3 of them said tps so we did a sweep test and it looked ok, we went back and relooked at everything and decided to ...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X41
I would like to thank all of the 9 members that responded to my help request. This fix involved 2 nitemare problems. The first one involved the taking of the semi clogged cat. I finally took a chance and dropped the cat, it was'nt completely clogged but enough...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Engine oil in the cooling system VIN: 1FDLE47S1V
Hello and thanks to all that replied. I was pretty sure that the cause for the contaminated coolant was due to either a bad oil cooler adapter gasket or a defective oil cooler. And all that replied were thinking pretty mush the same. So I replaced the oil cool...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU24E0W
Good morning everyone! Thanks for all the advice/comments/and helpful direction. I replaced the transceiver (ring around cylinder), out in the parking lot, in the sun while the truck would not start. It started instantly with the new part. Just for kicks I... Trouble codes: P1260 (theft system enabled), B1602 (PATS received invalid FMT/Key cd).
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Engine Cuts out. VIN: 1FAFP33P91
I fixed the car by cleaning the MAF sensor, and the throttle body. I suggested to the customer a fuel system cleaning. Thanks for all the help guys.
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Low oil pressure VIN: 1FDXE45F61
Hi thanks for all the replies. It took awhile to get it fixed due to wait for parts and lack of time. The cause of the problem was a combination of a worn low pressure oil pump and a scored front cover. I pulled the engine and replaced the front cover and pump...
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 3FAFP13P92
We had to replace the cylinder head. found that the center oil galley in the head had a .007 clearance which was just blowing the oil everywhere loosing oil pressure. Thanks
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20P03
ok what a pain in the !!!. after buying special crows foot & making a socket for icp regulator no one has one.I replaced high pressure oil 854 psi on icp while cranking.thanks for help. I will never work on another one no way. you can make so much mon...
2004 Ford Escape Limited 2.0L Charging Light VIN: 1FMCU94144
I would like to thank every one for the information.The fix was to install a ford alternator.I wound like to thank Norman about the information on the regulator. Thanks to every one Dick
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HG3M22983
This one is finally fixed!! I did the power/ground checks as suggested- I also did the pinpoint test provided by Alldata. Everything turn out good. A friend at Honda stated that the ECM was likely the cause of all these problems. Order the ECM and install i... Trouble codes: 2 (multiplex control unit cannot receive signals from the ecm/pcm), 5 (the gauge assembly cannot receive signals from the multiplex control unit/ ecm).
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12BX4
thanks to all of you who help through this event- we started with a p304 and followed every possible diagnostic procedure. we removed & checked the t-belt alignment 3 different times,repl crank sensor, maf sensor, major tune, & fuel induction service.after 7 d... Trouble codes: P0304.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L belt noise VIN: 4S2CK57W11
A special Thank You to Marty [...] for making a phone call and setting the record straight. If you time this thing according to Mitchell, you'll be wrong unless pure luck is with you. The marks are only part of the puzzle. I put the timing marks inline with both p...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FY58S1W
had a bad coil right out of the box replaced coil and connector and all is fine thanks for replies its really frustrating as we all know when new parts are installed and they turn out to be no good just glad i fixed it and customer was happy
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
This jeep is fixed. I want to thank everyone for their help. The problem was more than one problem. I started checking basics after finding out the o2 sensors normally start at 5 volts. I never saw that before.The spark plugs were junk that wasn't the problem ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L engine VIN: 1J4GW48N1Y
A fan clutch seems to have fixed this, according to what I learned from the local Chrysler dealer it is nothing for these to run a coolant temp of 230-240 on a hot day. these don't even trip an over heat message until almost 260. I don't like seeing anything r...
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49S52
Thanks for the suggestions, they pointed us in the right direction. We found the yellow wire going to #3 injector was rubbed bare. Directly above the battery, on the passenger side, is the computer with three big connectors and bundles of wire. The middle c... Trouble codes: P0203.
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L air bag system VIN: KNDJA62304
Robert was right with out the correct software for your scanner your not going to get codes on this vehicle's air bag system. So sent to a Kia dealer and found code 63 Drivers Module Open. The tec at Kia unseated and reseated the module and all is well. The Ki...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L ignition,fuel VIN: SALPV1444X
well i just want to thank everybody for there help on this rover. had to send it to the dealer to be programed.and you were all right. thanks to all have a great day.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L brake warning lamp VIN: JT6GF10U3X
I called the customer last night--she still has the problem--it happens about every other day--hasn't found time to take it to the dealer. I unplugged the parking light switch, eliminating it from all circuits, but the symptoms remain. Maybe some day someone...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U8Y
thanks for all of the help. i had tried cleaning the maf before posting the problem. and i usually have good luck with cleaning them. but with all of the overwhelming response to replace maf i did. and it works great... the customer was not able to get the... Trouble codes: P0171.
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNLM82W7S
Greetings, techs. After cleaning out spark plug hole and surrounding area of oil residue, I test drove the car and also let it run in the shop for at least an hour. Upon further inspection, there was no oil to be seen. We did not do the previous oil change, so... Trouble codes: P0305.
2001 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F4ZR17U61
Thanks to every one who offerd help. The whole time I was working on this truck I had a feeling I was dealing with a bad computer and every thing I tested supported my idea, But I couldnt find that proof I was looking for so I finally made the decision to ju... Trouble codes: 1359 (Ign. run/accessory circuit failure).
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L intake manifold VIN: JM1BK12F16
This is my wife's car. the manifold was damaged from an accident so factory warranty won't cover it. Dorman doesn't make this particular one, nor dose anyone else I called (NAPA Carqwest). I usually purchase new when possible, but @$700 cost (not CHEEP) fro...
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1MS36P2M
After talking with several competent technicians, I feel confident that this particular federal model is programmed to run lean at 15.2:1 AF ratio. It sounds crazy to me but everything is correct. all ecm inputs and ground checked with simu-tech and a lab scop...
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