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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L ABS Code 1203 VIN: WAUBA24BXW
Hey Gang, I'm Going in circles with this A6. Maybe some of you Audi Gurus could set me straight. ABS Code 1203 indicates a short to ground, a short to +12 volts or a open circuit on ABS controller circuit #10 to the instrument cluster...according ot "All Data...
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L central locking VIN: WAUBG34D2X
hi audi techs, i have a 99 a8 with a no crank condition battery,starter and ignition switch check ok when i probe ground signal from central locking at starter interupt relay i get no signal had codes in central locking for alarm activation from all doors and ...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L drivers window motor VIN: WBABK7328T
We replaced a broken left front window regulator. On post repair check the window drop/ raise function is not operational. Do not have good testing of this portion of the system on ALLDATA. Looks like there is a sensor (three wire) on the motor. One appear to ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L traction control VIN: WBADD6320V
the actuator the cable the potentiometer and the module are new. All tests still lead me to a defective module. It will not do a self test by breifly opperating the choke valve. Is the module defective sure seems like it to me. I.E. the module is a new BMW uni...
2001 BMW M5 5.0L Cylinder heads VIN: WBSDE93491
Hello BMW Techs, We have a 2001 M5 that we need to pull the heads off of due to Air Injection System being clogged with carbon. My BMW tech (who has alot of experience) has not been into one of these engines yet. Are there any Tips, Advice or Time savers that...
1999 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Starts & dies VIN: 2G4WF5212X
Vehicle will start , run 2 or 3 seconds & die. With fuel pressure gauge attached,key on pressure is within specs.When engine is initially started fuel pressure is within spec , THEN it slowly bleeds down to 30 psi & dies out When you remove the fuel pump/spee... Trouble codes: P0102
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start, no spray or injector VIN: 1GNDUO6D2P
So we meat again!!! :) Problem was intermittent. Vehicle was dead at customer's house, so I went out to look at it and found no spark. Then after witness no spark it had spark and ran. So we brought it back to the shop and could not get it to act up again. How...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Noise under load VIN: 2G1WW12M5S
This is the second transmission I have seen with this problem, the first was a Grand Am, same engine type and year,we replaced trans with used,problem solved. Now I have this Monte Carlo and I would like to know if any of you trans guru's can tell me what is c...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Low Coolant Light VIN: 1G1NF52M6V
Hello all, I have a 1997 Malibu here that has the Low coolant light on all the time. If you disconnect the sensor the light goes out. I replaced the sensor and the light is still on. I checked the ground wire at the sensor and it is fine. I know the wire to th...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Pings excessively VIN: 1GCCS1442V
Short block was replaced using the customers old head. Head was not milled. Injector pulse width is 4.2ms when pinging Egr seems to be functioning as designed Fuel psi is at 38lbs. Timing is at 30 degrees and retard is 14 degrees Engine temp is 190 degrees. N...
1999 Chevrolet p30 7.4L compressor VIN: 1GBLP37J8X
i have been checking this thing out for so long that i am starting to confuse myself. somebody set me straight please. My first question is: should the circuit from the ecm to the ac relay show 12 volts at anytime? Im thinking no. but i dont know for sure. It ...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1446Y
Hi All, I have this 2.2l S-10 here, Customer states started missing and shaking on freeway. Had it towed in here. Found # 2 and 3 cylinders not firing, no spark. Swaped wires, no change. # 2 and 3 share the same coil pack, so I swapped coil packs, no change, s... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Missfire)
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCFG29W51
this express van 25000 change plugs cap wires missfires when giving it gass not when put in drive under load look on scanner all cyl is missfire new air flow fuel psi 60 check cam and crank sensor waveform looks good gooing crazy with this van than you
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC13T71
recheck everything seen to work good, turn on air pump, it run normal. might there be a problem with the switch air valve solenoid.? may i have some advice from chevy tech. thanks in advance, thoa Trouble codes: P0410
2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GCDT19X93
customer concern is long crank time after vehicle sets for 15 minutes or so. prev repair was to fix fuel press drop with engine off, now thats ok or believe to be fuel press is 52 psi and left setting in an hour will be about 38. have also replaced passlock se...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDS13S74
hello and thanks ahead of time for your time. we have this trailblazr that has a hesitation when take off. it acts like it is starving for fuel. it is a dbw trk and my concern is that the dbw moduel is failing. i do not know much about these units sense they a...
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25U64
vehicle came in because it was running very poorly at idle. we took it for a test drive and it sounded like it may have a burnt exhaust valve. did a compression test and a cylinder leak down test but everything checked out ok (sorry i don't have exact readings... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GCHK24214
i have a 2004 chevy duramax 6.6 lly under load with trailer kicks up a p1093 code which limits fuel pressure so it is very doggy un acc. until you clear the code then the truck drives fine until the code sets again. i have checked for fuel deliverly problems, ... Trouble codes: P1093 (fuel pressure low while power enrich)
1973 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron 7.2L Compressor
Im helping a buddy of mine with this car. When he purchased the car the A/C didnt work. He replaced the dryer, hoses and put in R-134A. The A/C worked great for about two weeks. Then the compressor locked up. He got a new compressor and now wants to know what ...
2001 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Charging VIN: 2C3HD46R81
this car has a code po622 for chareing circuit not changing . we have installed a new altenator and this has not fixed proublem. we have ohms wirs from pcm to alt and they are good. computer shows that it is field the alternator but it is not chargeing and bat...
1998 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Stall VIN: 4B3AU42Y6W
this vehicle has been a problem. when the car runs for 10 seconds it stalls. wait for ten minutes and then it starts and runs for 10 seconds and stalls. we replaced crank sensor with no change. when car dies it looses spark and injector pulse. we think its rel...
1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44R6W
This vehical first came to our shop not running right, it had little power. The owner decided to change the timing belt but put it on wrong and bent the valves. So the heads were taken off and replaced, after this the engine would not start. They brought it to...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Windshield Wipers VIN: 1B4GP44G7Y
This van came in with the intermittent wipers not working at all. We performed the test according to Chrysler's diagnostics. We used our Genisys to read the intermittent voltage at all positions of the multifunction switch. The voltage changed at each position...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L brake system VIN: 2B4GP44R92
intermittent lost of brake pedal--one inch from floor==on highway driving at approx. 120kms per hour===customer goes to stop the pedal goes to about one inch from floor===brake fluid is filled in master cylinder=has happened twice in two weeks on the highway o...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3D7MA48643
Look'n for help from all you dodge diesel guys out there. We don't work on them if we don't have to but this is for a buddy of mine who's run out of ideas, and unfortunatly I'm not much help on diesels. All below problems where present before installing a afte...
1987 Ford Taurus L 3.0L EGR Inop. VIN: 1FABP55U3H
This 87 Taurus is a CAP smog failure. The problem is that the EGR failed functional due to no vacuum to EGR. I verified by installing vacuum guage and test driving. The odd thing is that I get no codes doing both the KOEO test and KOER test. I even monitored t...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L engine VIN: 1FALP62W5R
Good afternoon Gentlemen, I have this bird in for a motor swap. Nodata says to drop from the bottom. Has anyone out there got one out from the top? It looks like I can slide the trans back but dont know if it will be enough. Buy the way, current motor is froze...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FDLF47F5S
truck was towed in with same problem. scanned hpop, psi at 168 to 170 & ebp at 43 psi & steady. unpluged ebp & engine started. recheck connectors-ok. engine will not restart consitanly. when no start, hpop is @ 168 to 170. we have worked with the ebp connectio... Trouble codes: P0472 (ebp sensor out of range), P1211 (injector control pressure higher/lower than desired), P0476 (ebp control valve performance)
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U9T
I thank you for any help in advance.have code 340 on a 1996 ford taurus.Replace camshaft sensor and code returned.started testing wiring from sensor to computer.need a better diagram to go futher.mitchell showing 2 wire sensor and mine is 3 wire.have voltage a... Trouble codes: 340 (camshaft position sensor)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14C5X
Hello everyone. I have a real strange one this morning. This ranger comes in with rough running and missfire. I check igition with a scope and find that the I have high KV. I replace the spark plugs and wires, they were very worn. Now the vehicle runs great do...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM7U63E5Y
Ok the above tells most of what I have. This customer bought the vehicle used about 6 months ago. This is the first time I have worked on this particular vehicle for this cutomer. We have gone through everything that we can think of the MAF seems to responding... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Ford Windstar 3.0L Blower motor VIN: 2FMZA50U7U
Good day gentlemen! My customer had an engine installed several weeks ago and now complains of the #16 central juction box fuse intermitently blowing. After doing the research it appears this fuse is power for the instrument cluster and rear electronic module....
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WF0AXXWPDA
Hey guys car came in with mil lamp on diagnostic check showed code p0171 I cleared it and drove the car for a day and mil light returned checked fuel pressure 45psi @ idle replaced fuel filter cleared the light drove the car it came on again after couple off d... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYRTOU13
customer came in with complaint of poor run at high way speeds tested system and found only one fault code for intake air temp sensor out of range stored in memory no light on at that time iat is in the mass air flow sensor replaced map reset adaptives and roa... Trouble codes: P0340, P0122, P0102, P0113
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L leak VIN: 1FDXE45P15
Hi all, We are looking for information regarding changing an egr valve assembly on a 2005 e450 Superduty 6.0 diesel. Specifically, long story short the vehicle went to the local Ford Dealership for lack of power and codes po404/p1335 as there was still remai... Trouble codes: P0404, P1335 (egr)
1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKGK26J5V
I'm hoping these symptoms will ring a bell with some of you guys.Vehicle runs very poorly and the kicker is this.When watching my Tech 11 scan data while the engine is running it will pop an intermittent crank sensor code within seconds after cranking followed...
1999 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3GKEC16ROX
Please help I am losing my sanity. I have this suburban that this customer dropped off with a complaint of transmission shifting, well after a short test drive I noticed that when it shifts from second to third it feel like it runs out of fuel, just falls on i...
1998 Hyundai EXCEL 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHUD45590
hey there guys,to any one that may be able to help me please! i have got a customer with a 1998 hyundai twincam efi DOHC 3 door 5 spd manual excel. this car has got a problem with engine lack of balls (power). engine is 1.8L, when i go and start engine it star...
2003 Chevrolet W5500 Tiltmaster W5R042 4.8L Blower motor VIN: J8DE5B1423
MATCO TOOL MAN HOT UNDER COLLAR!!! Please help if possible. I do not have axcess to HD. vehicles thru my All Data or Mitchell at work. Looking for wiring diagram for power distribution to fuse box for fuses 1 thru 4 and wiring diagram for HVAC system. A diagr...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW4S8YC
Hello All, This Jeep will run rich most all the time. I replaced the o2 and drove it. First time out the o2 would switch just fine, on the return trip it would read rich and stay there most of the time. The down stream o2 reads consistantly low. There is a com...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GW48N64
Vehicle came in as a no start. Computer has no communication with Snap-On Modis. Dashboard does not respond to ignition being turned on. (E.G. Fuel guage, voltage meter, ETC.) In Troublshooter under no start was a description that the crank sensor can short ou...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HR58235
This car shows (on the Starscan) a constant missfire on cylinder 2&3, random missfires on the other cylinders. This engine runs smooth and has plenty of power. The car also-seems like mostly during warmup-buck. This is when the code p0339 is set. The p0335 and... Trouble codes: P0300, P0339, P0315, P0335, 1417 (cylinder 7 reactivation control performance)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L front suspension VIN: WDBFA76E4P
Need help on this one. Customer states he hit a hard bump. Now front hydro suspension is bottomed out . Rear seems to operate fine but front tires rub on fenders.We don't do a lot of MB here. Any help would be great.Fluid is a little low but doesn't seem to be...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L vents VIN: 4A3AE85H31
Hello all. This vehicle is a lil strange. The customer is a little angry and I cant give a good explaination to why its doing what its doing so hopefully you all can help. A little history: Replaced compressor, condensor, and drier about 4 months ago. Came b...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L tune up VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
Need step by step info for pcv valve replacement. Under vehicle? Special tool? Component removal to gain access ect.?
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L No shift from "N" to "D". VIN: JN8HD17S1S
I'm not an automatic transmission expert, but I decided to rebuild the transmission in my Nissan Pathfinder because whenever I put the transmission in "D" from "N", the transmission did not engage, except if I put it in "2" and then manually up-shift to "D". A...
2000 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4X2XN11T2Y
Hi all I been trying without success to verify an intermitent concern of hesitating/cutting out while going slowly 20-30 mph up a hill. Also cust has noticed speedo reads zero intermittently and is not sure if related. I have a knock sensor code p0325 which I... Trouble codes: P0325, P0725
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D61
Need some intermittent problem...owner drives on freeway about 25mph, ac is on, when accelerating it wont accel and tach jumps up to 6,000rpm and car goes nowhere. mil on with code p0720 output speed sensor. is there any known problems with this? im ... Trouble codes: P0720
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JN8DR09Y93
Okay, someone HAS to have seen this one. My own car, 2003 Nissan Pathfinder has a horrible hesitation on acceleration. It seems to occur with the throttle about half depressed, same position every time. Idles fine. If I keep it below that point in the throttle... Trouble codes: P1130
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser S 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3AL54N5N
this vehicle came back yesterday stalling, misfiring, checked & repaired grounds for ecm, still stalls intermittent , wiggle & tap test on ecm & all sensors & harness, checked injector resistence all checked 12.6 ohms, today after cold start no problems, cant ...
1989 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G2WP14W1K
Car tuns over like timing is of, like when firing order is not right. Checked crank signal on lab scope looks good. I have injector pulse,spark, fuel pressure, compression is good. took engine top apart to look at valve train everything looks good, push rods a...
2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Unknown VIN: 1GMDXO3E12
Hi,I have a Montana van that does not cool all that great.I have about [...] air out of the vent.At an idle the presures are 49 on the low side and 178 on the high,at 2000 RPM's it at 31 and 232.Presures seem decent.But I still have no cooling.Any Ideas?
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L differential VIN: WP0AB094XH
This car came into the shop alittle over a year ago with a broken trasmission. It would pop out of gear or would not go in at all. When it stayed in gear the whole car bucked and the trans made a terrible slamming noise that could be heard for miles. We instal...
2003 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L Electronic VIN: 4S3BE89613
This vehicle came to me from the body shop. Front end was damaged and went into water. I installed a new factory A/C clutch assembly because the bearing was noisy. After the body shop returned the vehicle to the customer the customer drove it for 2 weeks when ...
2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L clutch VIN: JS2GB41S31
Hi tech's. I have a suzuki Esteem that came in with a clutch problem not shifting and not releasing. I pulled the trans and found the clutch burned and the disc spring's broken. I installed a new clutch disc press plate and throw out brg resurfaced the fly whe...
1992 Toyota Camry DLX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2SK11E0N
car came in with sluggish complaint and no start sometimes. didnt even get out of lot. hit the gas it falls on its face. pulled car in found front o2 dissconnected and no cel on. reconnected o2 no change. checked spark and fuel pressure all look good. injector...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R9X
I have two of these [...] doing just about the same thing. This one keeps throwing po172. I have replace b1s1 a/f sensor reading are about .64 at cruising speed. I have cleaned the maf and my ltft has come down to -21.9 from -35. I am not really sure on how... Trouble codes: P0172
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L auto door VIN: 4T3ZF13C81
the auto door is not working and there is no power to the switch on the dash. I can not find a wiring diagram for this. Any help will be good.
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L tpms VIN: JTNBB46K77
**NOT SURE OF TRANSMISSION TYPE** We need to rotate the tires on this car but we cannot understand the reset procedure that we have found on Alldata. We found an initializtion procedure but am not sure if this is what we need to do. My scan tool shows nothing ...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WV2MC070XP
this vehicle has high co and is failing the emissions test co 66 grams/mile and is allowed 20 grams/ mile hc is 1.16 grams /mile and is allowed 2 grams /mile nox is .65 grams/ mile and is allowed 4 grams/mile vacuum is 16 at idle timing belt marks have been tr...

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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L Right/front door VIN: WBAHD531XM
The handle assembly BMW sent was correct; the black doohickie (tumbler position sensor?) that sits on top of the tumbler needed to be transferred to the new handle. That the new handle came with another harness (white plug) coming from the tumbler fooled me. ...
2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCM9342Y
Well, the elusive demon has finally reared its ugly head long enough for me to catch it! The computer is (very) intermittently dropping the pulse for the #3 fuel injector! This car is under a 8/80,000 emissions warranty so BMW will beat my price on this part... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (1 Misfire), P0302 (2 Misfire), P0304 (4 Misfire), P0305 (5 Misfire), P0306 (6 Misfire).
1989 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L touch screen dash control VIN: 1G4EZ11C6K
1998 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L security light VIN: 1G4HR52K7W
Thank you to all who replied. We had checked for codes and no codes were found in the bcm or pcm. We inspected for broken wires coming off of the ignition switch which is often a problem, but not in this case. We did do the relearn procedure 4 times (just i...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L transmission VIN: 1G1AY0780E
thanks to every body, lots of help on this one,mounts are ok you dont have to give it much gas for it to slip. customer took car home with him he is gona save money and put transmisson in car.
1995 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L compressor VIN: 1GCEC14Z4S
well this one was a fun one i put the comp accumulator and orfice tube evap due to breaking of tube after repair it was a after market clutch cycling switch put a true ac delco switch and now it seems to be working good thanks to all who replied that why i lov...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGK24R5W
thanks to ralph at identifix found that i had 2 proms. the first being crank sensor needed to be shim to get the timing to work right. with that being done unpluging the mas air flow took care of the rest. replace mas air flow all is fine. if i remove the shim...
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H1V
After re checking everything, we changed the distributer. thanks to all for the responce, most thanks to Jeffrey [...] who pointed out the frequency of failure of this particular unit!
1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L run-on after key off VIN: 3C3EL45H3V
problem solved: i accidentally found insulation skinned back on alternator harness 3 or 4 inches behind alt connector(hidden beneath harness tape). green/orange wire had some incidental contact with green wire. one is batt+, other is switched power. that is mo...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G31
i was out town just got back every body was my diag. wrong i replaced the other02 sensor and now the problem is gone thanks everybody Trouble codes: P0161.
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AG52H31
Thanks for the help guys you were correct the Pickup in the Distributer on the old one has one blade,the new engine has three.thanks again for all of your help. Trouble codes: P0340, P0335 (CKP sensor A circiut Malfunction).
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Stall VIN: 2B7HB11Y4X
Hello Fellow Techs, Thank you everyone who replied to my email. Chad [...] hit it on the head. He had an engineering diagram that showed him that the power lead went through the PCM and powered a number of things, one of them the alternator. He suggested unpl...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7HF13Z6X
Replacement of the battery (it would pass load test) and reseting bace idle and reseting TPS and IAC with scanner was the fix. Now IAC is at 27 counts.TPS and MIN TPS are at 0.65v. Starting and idle are fine and truck has not been back. I also found a TSB for...
1966 Ford Mustang 289CID Timing VIN: 6F08C71727
Wow! 41 replies. Perhaps we need to start up a forum for these older cars. They do have some unique issues. This really should be an update, as I haven't gotten the old bugger completely fixed, but I am now sure either the timing gears or the cam is wrong,...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Audio System VIN: 1FALP4042S
Thanks to all who replied. Steve [...] Replied and all were exactly right. These were the replies. Hi Ken and Brad, Definitely a bad amplifier, maybe a little corrosion inside, if so you could try cleaning it up. Could ...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP45X6W
well guys i figured this one out around 2:30 a.m. while sleeping. got in this a.m. and did a k.a.m. reset road test all systems showed good now and surging went away.thank for the help to all who responded
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6538W
Thanks to all who replied. Although there were several good responses no one actually hit hte nail on the head. the fault was in the exhaust camshaft oil bores setup. The tab was positioned incorrectly causing the oil to remain in the exhaust cam VCT unit. Thi...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L shift VIN: 1FDAF562Z1
Well I found my problem ! Thanks to Rory from Alaska who got me thinking beyond my ears. I spoke to my customer "who didn't bother to tell me" that prior to the trans going out the idle was going up beyond 2000rpm and he didn't concern himself with that till t...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L EGO Monitor fault VIN: 1FTNW20L11
The purpose of these repairs was to get this van through a state emissions inspection. I never did get the monitors to run but as it turned out they did not need to run as this vehicle is tested on the dyno due to it's weight 8800# gvwr, so the van is gone. Th... Trouble codes: P1000 (Monitors incomplete).
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Transfer case VIN: 1FMPU165X6
Thanks for the help guys. We replaced the right front hub even though it held vacuum,a note on diagnosing this puppy is that it never leaked down while static, after reading all the replys I went back pulled a vacuum then spun the wheel and it slowly bled down...
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Vent Up Hills VIN: 1GKDT13W8S
The vacuum system was full of ATF . Customer declined replacement of pods in the dash.Added an electric vacuum pump to the system, out of a 97 F250 Diesel.It fixed the problem.
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L fuel tank VIN: 1GTHK29U22
I did not get the job. The customer decided to drive it back home in Georgia. I didn't get to diagnose the problem. Thanks to all who replied.
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L srs VIN: 1HGEJ8244X
alldata was correct, the diagnostic connector was located behind the right kick panel above the pcm. It is a 2 wire brown connector plugged into a green dummy connector. the dummy connector threw me off, I was expecting a loose pig tail. all responses were poi...
1992 Hyundai Scoupe 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHVE22NXP
I want to thank everyone who took the time to reply. This was owner inflicted all the way. It turns out hyundai has several connectors that will interchange with one another. The crank sensor and distributor plug were hooked up backwards. A few hours with the ...
1995 Jaguar XJS 2+2 6.0L Warning light VIN: SAJNX2344S
I used same prcedure as BMW motorcycle system and shorted brown/ pink in diagnostic link to ground, it did flash a code 12, internal ecu failure. Found used ECU at Coventry West for $200.00 customer declined repair at this time. Real shame this car is museu...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJNX2745S
2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GK38K73
This one is fixed...all it took was to disconect the battery for 5 mins and all the crazy misfires went away i had cleared the codes with the scanner but still had the crazy readings i guess there is nothing like killing the power and have the pcm come to lif... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 301, THR0U, 306 (testing and results).
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L front suspension VIN: JT8VK13T6N
Thanks for all the input on what seemed to be a simple problem. I removed the lower right a arm & inspected as there wasn't amy movement when it was installed. No problem was found with a arm. remove sway bar links & drove, no change. Recheck inner & outer tie...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8VK1319P
Thanks for the help as performing the oil change and retarding the timing helped this one pass allthough by just a little. Still I never found out why sometimes the emissions would climb after hours of driving and sometimes would be ok.
1998 Lexus SC400 4.0L high idle VIN: JT8CH32Y5W
This was not a fun job. Most of you talked about an IAC valve. We looked all over for it and determined it must me under the plenum. There was no scanner data for IAC, there was no way of plugging it off to see if it brought the idle down. Finally we pulled...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBF30G02
code 0016 is for cam crank correlation(out of synch),alldata gave no trouble tree to follow so we were on our own, iatn responses confirmed what we asked about the timing belt being off a tooth. pulled covers and found rear cam had been installed 1 tooth advan... Trouble codes: 0016 (cam position correlation bank 1 sensor a).
1990 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L seal VIN: JM1GD2228L
I could not find long enough bolts to make a seal pusher tool, could not find all-thread either. I installed cam and c/s seals with a 1 3/8 socket, tapping them in with a hammer. There is plenty of room to do it this way. I am still going to keep searching for...
1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L starter VIN: 1YVGE22C2R
Thanks for all the help, the problem with this one ended up being a porr aftermarket rebuild. Immediately warrentied starter now all works as well. Bitten by this bug again.
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35371
Thanks to all for your help. I was not able to use the used ECU. I sent the vehicle to the dealer for ECU and Immobilizer replacement and reprogramming. The vehicle still would not run. But this time I had a ECU,Immobilizer communication error. After some wiri... Trouble codes: P1621 (Immobilizer code word does not match), P1624 (Immobilizer System communication).
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1YVFP80D13
thanks to everyone who has tried to help we replaced all the coils and got rid of the misfire but were unable to clear the cel. we sent the customer to the dealer to have the light shut off and have not heard back since
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450SL .0L Rear Trunk Lid or Boot VIN: 1070441200
I'd like to thank everyone who responded regarding the trunk lock on the Mercedes. As I was dreading I had to drill out the lock cylinder. It was a mess but the parts will be here soon and I can finish this. Thanks again, Brian.
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L a/c VIN: WDBFA76F6X
Thank you for all the replies. The customer decided because of the problems infrequency, he will drive vehicle as is and worry about it if gets worse. At least I have a clear picture of where to start if/when the vehicle comes back.
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L radiator fan VIN: WMWRC33462
We finally got the car to act up. The high speed relay is inside the fan module, a little black box on the back side of the shroud. I tapped on the box (lightly) w/ a screwdriver handle and the fan went off. To remove the module, you have to take off the no...
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L batt drain VIN: JA4MT31P7W
well not alot of help on this one from any source including 2 dealers. at one point we had almost every module in the car disconected and still had close to one amp draw. I had to walk from this car as the customer I found out has been trying to solve this pro...
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 11W49TII43
A big special thanks to Chris [...] for pointing me to the only archived repair with the symptoms of this altima. It was exactly the same problem. Let me first tell you though that I asked the customer how come their front carpet was wet, and they replied t...
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