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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L Compressor and blower VIN: 2HNYD18252
The customer said that when the problem first started happening that the A/C would work intermitenly. Now when you turn the A/C on the A/C light will light up and compressor will engage for about 15 seconds and then shut off. The front blower does not operate ...
1988 Audi 90 2.0L Brake pedal VIN: WAUGC0896J
Vehicle came in with rear brakes dragging. Replaced both rear calipers and pads. Unable to blead rear brakes. Replaced porportioning valve and attempted to blead, System still won't blead. No fluid from ABS unit to rear line. Replaced ABS unit and attempted to...
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Suspension VIN: WBAGG834YD
Need a little help / advise. Have a 2000 740i with a wheel shimmy. customer came in a week ago. we replaced the lower thrust arms / bushings, and front brakes. customer was not complaining about the shimmy at that time. customer called back next day with a shi...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABS33491
Hello, Thanks for reading. We have had to replace the computer in this BMW for a logics issue. The vehicle will start and run with old computer. After replacement we have done the sync. with anti theft and went to the coding screen to try to code and it does n...
2007 BMW M6 5.0L Struts VIN: WBSEH93597
Thanks for the help, we have a 2007 BMW M6 the customer is requesting front and rear lowering springs be installed. We are looking for repair information for this. Alldata does not list anything and the vehicle is equipped with electronic suspension. Special t...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L Interior lighting, radio,pwr windows,locks,gauges VIN: 3E5DA03E32
Vehicle came in Security, check engine lights on. Power windows, locks, dash lights, radio, sunroof are all inop. Replaced blown fuse for ALDL. Check DTC's. Replaced ignition switch, which did repair some other issues. Still interior items not working, but sin...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L tpms VIN: 3G5DB03EX4
Hi Guy's And Girl's , Thanks in advance for any help on this. Tire pressure monitor light is on and when I hook up scanner (Snap On 2500) it tells me that the vehicle is not equiped with tpms. I bought a Tech 300 Wheelrite tool a while ago and this is the 1st ...
1985 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Surge, MIL Lamp on, Communications VIN: 1G6CD4787F
All Caddy techs, This is a curious problem. Vehicle will run, and start well, good accel., cruise, etc. The Service Now light is on, and another telltale, "Service Electrical System" is also on constantly. Have not been able to find any info on this telltale, ... Trouble codes: F32 (BCM/PCM Communication circuit problem)
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L hvac VIN: 1G6CD53B9P
This vehicle came in already retrofitted. Dead compressor. I replaced compressor,dryer,condensor,orfice tube,andflushed what was left. It cools fine at idle and reving the engine. But going down the road it warms up after giving it just a little gas. Any ideas...
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L theft deterent VIN: 1G6KY5492W
been rackin my brain on this one, and mostly cause of lack of info. this cadi has a service theft system light on and security light on dash lit all the time. all of our scanners would not read vtd mod. so after finnaly finding the sequence in iatn to read cod...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1G6KD54Y4W
Vehicle had no instrument cluster display. With old cluster vehicle started and ran fine. Replaced the cluster with a used one and performed the Instrument Cluster Relearn procedure. Key on for 10 minutes turn off and repeat key on for 10 minutes 2 more times....
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L oil level light VIN: 1G6KD54Y1Y
I'm leaning towards a pcm on this but want to make sure. This Caddy has a low oil level light that comes on anytime the key is on. The scan tool says oil level is ok. unplug and scan tool says low, like it should. Alldata says supposed to have 5volts at connne...
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition 5.7L starting circuit, fuel curcuit VIN: 1G1YY3183J
First thing i found was a no crank issue, resistance tested the key pellet first, checked good, started tracing signal to vat relay then the mess was found behind dash, RATS... nests and chewed wiring everywhere, apparently they liked to use VAT module as a to...
1989 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L fuel circuit VIN: 1GCEG25K2K
Hey fellas, I don't know if Iv'e been out in the heat too long, or what. I can't seem to figure out why this cargo van keeps popping the fuel pump fuse. The only thing that gives me hope of fixing it is that I can cycle the key off and on as many times as I li...
2000 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 1GBJK34R3Y
2000 K3500 originally towed in and tested for very low fuel pressure (10 psi). Replaced the fuel pump, vehicle started and tested for 60 psi. Customer leaves the shop, and the vehicle dies later on that day. Towed back and tested 46 psi fuel pressure, no start...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L current draw VIN: 2G1WF52E61
have done all i know and still have 1.5 amp draw.no lights or bulbs on. will run battery down over night. not the most common things,any ideas,keith
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L windshield wipers VIN: 1G1JC52F23
Hello, problem is when the left turn signal is applied the wipers come on sometimes they pulse only once and other times they run as long as the left turn signal is on. I have replaced the pulse board inside the wiper motor and added a redundant ground it did ...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H7V
Hi all, this car came to me after someone unknown to the customer was at it. On our scanner I'm getting a intermittent lost sync signal.I do not have access to a scope so I cannot check sensor signals for integrity.I have had the PCM tested by Blue Streak and ... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermittent cam/crank signal)
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HC13Y5W
I preformed a check, no volts to fuel pump, injectors, no fire at plugs, pulled connection from recent installed 02 no volts, no signal from ecm to ign relay, fuel pump relay in fuse panel under hood, seems like maybe wrong 02 or crank sensor damaged ecm, Can ...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L steering wheel VIN: 1B4GP54L2X
Guys, This time I have an amusing problem for y'all. This vehicle has been to us before with this condition but only now are now looking into it. The steering wheel has a low speed wobble that makes the wheel shake in your hands but not violently. We have see...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R91
i have this intrepid here that came in for a oil change and check engine light on. i scanned the computer and got the fallowing codes out. p07e5, p0089 and p0181 i checek the codes with mitchel on demand and came up with a big zero for info. it's kind of hard ... Trouble codes: P07E5 (undefined code), P0089 (fuel pressure reg. performance problem), P0181 (fuel temp sensor a circuit range/ performance)
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7MC33C52
hello to all disel techs i need some help with this one as you see from the repair history the transfer pump update kit has been istalled on this truck came back with low pressure 5 psi that droped to 0 under load removed tank and found pump clogged with leave... Trouble codes: P0216, P0177, P0230 (transfer pump circuit out of range), P1693 (dtc detected in ecm), P0217, P0500 (no vehicle speed signal)
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF26C02
Need a little guidance on this truck. Customer had towed to us with complaint of wait to start light flashing, truck will not start, cranks ok. Lift pump runs for a second or 2 then quits along with wait to start light blinking, relays cycling, repeats over an...
1994 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L code 628, leak VIN: 1FALP5346R
After a long trip (approx. 200 miles,90*+ f), the trans pan is wet & the trans is 1.5 quarts low. I had serviced the trans & used a good quality gasket, I don't have this trouble with other transmissions. I snugged the bolts & they are fine. The vent is clear ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L no power 30mph VIN: 1FTEF14H5S
Customer said no power will not go over 20 to 30 mph at times We have'nt had it happen to us.
1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1OUOS
This vehicle came in from another shop. It sets misfire codes. P0300. This is an OBDII truck sold as a 1995. Drives and idles with a slight shake. Barely noticable, especially for 150K. In data, there is a misfire counter. Cyl 2, 3, 4, 5, all show missfires. ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11V9X
Truck came in with P0171 & P0174 codes. Customer told me motor replaced out og salvage yard recently. Smoked intake and found leaks at gaskets. Replaced upper & lower intake gaskets. Cleared codes test drove and both codes came back. Freeze frame shows engine ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Compressor VIN: 1FTSW31F4Y
At idle the compressor operates normal and cab air is cold, pressures 225-250 hi and 35-45 lo. Put it in drive and go and the compressor begins cycling on 2 seconds and off 2 seconds like on a timer until stop and back to idle and all works ok. I have checked ...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L whistle VIN: 1FTRW08L83
Vehicle came in with an intermittent very high pitched whistle noise coming from underneath the hood. Occurrence did not seem to be related to any speed, idle, etc. Tech believed the noise to be EGR related. Smoke test revealed a heavy leak from the EGR Valve ...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Front rotors VIN: 1FMPU16LX4
I have had 5 of these Expeditions in the last month that has a brake pulsation. I turn the front rotors and drive it. No change, actually worse. Replace rotors, problem solved. The turned rotors look straight from the wear pattern, but there's an oilly substan...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTWX30516
When we were changing the plugs. 2 of them come apart right below the threads were the long part of the electrode joins, leaving the electrode in the head.The Ford Technical Resource web site has a TSB (6-15-2) for this but it says to remove the porcelain & th...
1995 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L stalling when warm VIN: 1GTEK14K9S
This vehicle was brought over to me. Once it warms up the idle seems to pick up and then it stalls. I notice once the idle picks up the fuel trim goes down to 88 then stalls. It puts a code 33 which is a map sensor code which is high. Tried another map sensor,...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 HD SLE 6.0L steering VIN: 2GFTFK69U6
Thanks in advance. This is a quadrasteer and customer is complaining of an clunking noise from the right rear only when the quadrasteer is on. i have heard the noise and and it is a intermittant clunging noise when you make a sharper turn to the right in forwa...
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKES12S94
hello techs,thanks in advance for taking your time! i have this 04 envoy 4.2 l6,has misfire at idle. does not misfire at higher rpm. customer came from dealer and dealer said cylinder head has to be replaced due to bad valve spring on number 5. i have done som... Trouble codes: P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire detected), P1680 (driver 5)
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMEH9694S
vehicle came in no start. confirmed no start in drive. pushed vehicle in sevice bay, hooked up fuel pressure gauge turned over and it started. test drove, and let set for different periods of time and always restarted. drove vehicle home and of corse the next ...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 456CK58W8Y
truck misfires & spits back though intake only after sitting all day or overnight.ther are no codes stored.it only happens when you first start it. it lasts fo only about 30 seconds and the runs fine. i read in the archives about wiring harness problems,intake...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L wipers VIN: 1HGCG1655Y
hi there, thanks in advance, this of course is a unusually strange one for us. when the car is cold the wipers will come on and sometimes the oil light will flash when first started. there is no way to shut them off,then they go off by themselves. we have test...
2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L tcs VIN: 1HGCM66403
SOS, 2003 Honda comes in brake warning light - de-activated traction control light and traction control light. Codes - Low Brake level sensor. Repair master cylinder - new code 8401 Steering angle sensor error. Note - Traction control activation light will not...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ68S5T
Hello Fellow Techs. I have a Jeep that came in with a mil on,P0121,TPS code. Out of the TPS I get 1.6 volts. 5 volt signal is good and volt dropping the signal return shows good. When I cut the TPS signal wire at the PCM I get .6 volts from the TPS. Unhooking ... Trouble codes: P0121 (TPS Does not agree with map)
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1J4GW58SXX
this i s my personal vehicle. when i put it in 4x4(part time ,full time or 4lo)it pops out of 4x4 back to 2wd. if i slam the shifter back and forth sometimes it will stay in 4lo. Part or full time rarely stay in. it usually pops out under load. It also doesn't...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L abs-brake-tc VIN: SALTL12482
Need help from the Range Rover tech’s, This 7-01 Discovery which according to the vin is a 2002 has multiple warning lights illuminated on the dash. The red brake warning light, yellow ABS light, yellow TC light and a light of which I am not familiar with the...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Taildoor Window VIN: SALNM22222
Please help us with this baby Rover. The customer replaced the battery and now the taildoor window will not stay up. When we try to calibrate it, the window goes to the top and imediately reverses and goes all the way down accompanied by four beeps from the da...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Need help from lexus guys. I have this RX300 here and the bank 1 sensor 1 air fuel ratio sensor (fancy O2 sensor) is bad. Has anyone had any trouble with the standard brand or delco sensor, or should I simply bite the bullet and get the part from lexus. I've h...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Speedometer inoperative VIN: WDBGA33E6S
Speedometer inop complaint is what brought this car here. Other observations is that cruise and odometer also inop and there is an ABS light on (which may have been on prior) There are codes stored: 080: Stop lamp switch, 182: S.fuel sh. off sw. signal to HFM ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L lack of power VIN: WDBNG74J23
Hello everyone. Customer just purchased this 2003 S55 that is supercharged. He drives the car once and a while and notices it lacks power at times. We have driven this car and it is performing very strong. I scanned the ME and came up with code p202B-002 indic... Trouble codes: P202B
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WWMWRC3345
Hello, I have a code 2097 system rich. I reset all adaptives and had our runner drive 45 miles. I checked the front and rear o2s going down the road and they are switching fine .94 to .00 . Let the car idle and long term goes between 4.4% and 5.6% At idle the ... Trouble codes: P2097
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, No spark coil one VIN: 4A3AA46G8Y
We have this car in our shop and the #1 coil is not firing we swapped the coils and #1 still wouldn't fire we ran the diagnostic test for coil and the wave pattern was showing excessive voltage indicating the ignition power transistor is malfunctioning. Before...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L radio VIN: 4A3AC84H81
VIN [...] Changed battery, now needs the radio code. Customer just bought the car and don't have the code. Is there anyone out there who could supply me the radio code for this vehicle? It would be much appreciated. Thank you Doug bertinis@cwia....
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN8AR05S0V
this vehicle came in for a no start condition. we replaced the distributor assy,and it fired right up, but intermittently when i give it gas, the engine doesn't go above 2200 rpm's. the engine coolant temp sensor is reading 388 fht. i unplug the sensor and the... Trouble codes: P1900 (engine overheating)
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2W
Car died on highway and will not start.Has no spark,Does have injector pulse.Timing marks all line up.Checked all components and only found crank sensor a little high.But seems all the other components are in specs.No codes stored or pending,Check engine Light...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A2W
Code P1444(purge volume control solenoid) will set everytime the car is driven(over 25 mph , off idle and within 1 minute-normal criteria for testing the system according to MOD).It will even set in the shop with the vehicle jacked up. Evap pressure sensor tes... Trouble codes: P1444 (evap canister purge volume control solenoid)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JN8DRO7Y21
tested for codes-random miss fire-p0300.checked fuel pressure-in spec. checked compression-in spec.vehicle seems to run ok with fuel return line pinched-higher than normal pressure. any words of wisdom welcome.
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Rear Rotor VIN: 1N4AL11D55
How to back off adjustment on E-brake shoes? To remove rear rotor? Seth
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L timing chain area VIN: 5N1AR18W25
Hi fellow techs. I have a 2005 Nissan pathfinder in the shop with a strange whining sound from the front of the engine. The noise sounds exactly like a bad bearing in a serpentine belt tensioner or roller and it's the same when the engine is hot or cold. I rem...
1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera LS 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3AM37X4G
Customer states the engine stalls while driving. I was able to duplicate the concern in the way. Let the vehicle sit at idle and it will stall. It will crank back up and run again no problem until it decides to stall out again. The service engine soon light wa...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1G3NK52FX2
noisy timing chain. whats the timing marks, alldata shows colored chain links at 5,2&10 oclock mabye its obvious but how do you get things exact without at least one mark to line up with another to start with. so please some detailed info on how to line this t...
1993 Other European VOLANTE 5.3L Convertible Top VIN: SCFDAM2C2P
Hello, This car came in with convertible top INOP. When you press the button to retract top, the motors up front will unlock the top but the retractor pump to lift top will not work. Then after a few seconds, the button goes dead, it will not run the motors i...
1986 Pontiac Fiero SE 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G2PF3791G
Hello fellow Techs. I hope there is a Fiero guru that may be able to help me out. Customer brought the vehicle in for a tune up. One of our techs did a set of plugs, cap, rotor and wires to it. Vehicle came back in about a week with the complaint of extended c...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L horn VIN: 1G2WJ52K5W
i have replaced 3 relays in this car for the horn. after a few months the horn will not work again. replace the relay and horn works. testing the old relay=good. am i overlooking something common? i can not see a problem in the relay box. this time i removed/r...
1990 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT4VN93G8L
About every 3 months, corrosion builds up on contacts inside distributor cap. Truck will not start until we scrape the corrosion off of contacts.What would cause excessive build up?

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L turn signal VIN: WAUED28D6X
thanks for the help, both mikes were right the overload protectiom relay was faulty. thanks again
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH68D01
Thank you who all replied. I removed the valve cover on bank 2 and found cam tensioner guide broken and intake cam off 1 tooth. Replaced tensioner and set cam timing. Code did not return and misfires are gone. Trouble codes: 17748 (Camshaft position crank shaft position incorrect allocation), 16684 (Combustion misfire detected), 16685 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), 16687 (Cylinder 3 misfire), 16686 (Cylinder 2 misfire).
2002 Audi A4 3.0L Stall VIN: WAUJT68E12
most replies suggest removing thorttle housing to clean and relear idle, either with scan tool, or idle for 1 hour in shop and/or road test, Most mention this is a known common problem and cleaning usually will do the trick, but customer decline service at th...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L wipers VIN: WBACB4326S
Thanks again. Mark from South Carolina.It was the control box costumber did not wwant to put more money in it. Thanks again for your help.Len
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Seat tensioners VIN: WBADD6320V
Well this one took awhile to get back but after pulling the seats re-newing the connections on seat belts and other end of the harness the lite stayed off after erasing code with the snap-on scanner. Was going to replace harnesses but after checking them out f...
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L cruise control VIN: 2BGW5446L1
6 replies in less than 2 hours that is awesome!! everyone said it was a very good possibity that the multifunction switch was bad causing no cruise control operation, replaced it with a o.e.m. switch and the cruise works great. thanks for the help i.a.t.n. is ...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on
Well im am going to call this fixed but not totally sure what had repaired it. Burning Dex-cool from failing head gaskets or the replaced post cat o2 can be the only two things that repaired this vehicle. The customer had opt to take vehicle and drive periodic... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catylitic convertor efficiency).
1984 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 4.1L No Start, VAPOR LOCK VIN: 1G6AW6988E
Many thanks to the 8 techs who offered help. In the replies it was suggested several times that the fuel pump check valve or pulsator could be allowing bleed off of pressure. Also mentioned was the regulator as a possible culprit. air entering system at puls...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Oversteer VIN: W06VR52R7V
Hello all, About half of you got it, maybe you'd seen it before? The inner and outer tie rods were installed reversed. The short straight threaded tie rod is the INNER tie rod, but was installed as the outer. The longer one with the curve in it is the OU...
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEK14KBN
Thanks to all that responded. I checked the tps and sure enough it was the problem as most of you said. Disconnected it and it fired right up. I replaced it and truck did great. Once again thanks for all the replies. Duke
1994 Chevrolet G30 Chevy Van 5.7L power steering pump VIN: 1GBJG31KXR
sorry it took so long to reply, we have been slamed with no-starts, and drivability problems! all of you helped get my head screwed on strait! one of made an excellent suggestion and that was to by pass the hydraulic booster and see what happened. well our pr...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Engine Removal VIN: 2G1FP22K7W
I received numerous replies on this, half of which said to take it out the top and the other half said take it out the bottom. I decided to take it out and install it through the top. I hooked a chain up to only the front of the engine, and placed a floor ja...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, Loss of power VIN: 1GNEK13RXX
I would like to thank all for the great suggestions. A special thanks to Steve,Leonard,Brad,Bradley and Todd. You all hit the nail on the head. We removed the heads and sent them to the machine shop. All the exhaust valves guides were too tight. I just finishe... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
2000 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GCGC24R1Y
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GCCS1457Y
thanks to all who helped,tyler from kansas hit it right on the nose. cheap fuel filter was the problem. a wix filter brought fuel pressure back.thanks again to all who helped mike
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L door locks VIN: 2G1WX15K72
Tested all power & ground supplies to related circuitry - passed. Removed BCM. Loaded all circuitries turning items on/off. Then tapped on BCM & each time BCM was tapped the security light flashed. Replaced & reprogrammed BCM which repaired all symptoms.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L drivers seat VIN: 1GNEK13Z63
well this one is fixed rechecked power to the door control module and was not all there checked circut breaker and it was stuck replace and everythig working well
1999 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L transmission, all gauges VIN: 2C3H446R2X
This car is fixed. We put a new rebuilt TCM in it and it solved the problem. Thanks for the replies
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP44393
Thank all of you who were courteous enough to respond. We did determine that the ECM was bad. Chrysler indicated that the module was under warranty until 80,000 miles so we towed it to Chrysler. Thanks again.
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L AC System VIN: 3C4FY58B83
Thank you all for the replies. I cleaned and applied dielectric grease to the PCM connector, replaced the leaking hose and the fan motor. Vacuum/ recharged the system and all are working back to normal. The vehicle was put in the back burner caused we have to ...
1993 Dodge D250 5.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 3B7KE23C5P
well thanks to all who replied, most said tps, back in my dealer days i had changed quite a few tps's for hunting od. I replaced the tps wow$$$ and it didn't cure the trans problem but it did cure the creeping cruise.I decided that the solenoid must be sti...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L radiator hoses VIN: 1B7KF23W0T
Well this one is fixed! lots of god replies. The problem turned out to be the radiator. We removed it and ran water through it and it flow tested great. We could not get access to the whole radiator in the vehicle to temp test it. We decided to send it to the ...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS280Y7
the problem ended up being the ecm it apparently had a bad solder joint or something, we replaced it with a reman. had it flashed and everything is happy now, thank you for the help. Ron Trouble codes: P0505.
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N5Y
well thanks to all who replied the repair ended up being a left side chain stretched about 1/4 inch hard to see until i compared to a new one thanks again tony Trouble codes: P0352, P0357, P0351.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L power assist VIN: 3D7HU18N32
Well the vehicle came back the next day and the steering was stiff again. I called my parts house and reamed them a bit for the problem. I refused to install another reman unit and since Cardone is aware of the pump failure, I was supplied with a new pump from...
2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B7HG48N72
Sorry it took so long, had to wait for the vehicle to come back in to shop. Found that by bleeding fuel pressure off of fuel rail an letting it sit for 1/2 hour it still would start normally,but if you left fuel pressure in rail it would have an extended crank...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 4.9L Stall VIN: 1FBHS31Y4S
Although the vehicle is not 100%, it is 900% improved. I seriously considered the suggestions that were given me and used a breakout box and scoped the sensors. They were all working properly. The Linder Injector Co. sent another set of injectors they said ...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Accessories VIN: 1FALP45T2S
I left the vehicle sit overnight. Came back this morning and rechecked the parasitic drain. It was drawing 11 mA. A very good number!!! I tested the battery with my Snap-On Microvat and battery tested out good. I'm guessing the customer may have accidently lef...
2008 Ford F350 6.4L cruise VIN: 1FTSW31S68
Well I was hoping for some 08 specific information, 07's and earlier use two brake switches, one pressure and one position acting with each other for some redundancy protection. Both failing together on a brand new truck maybe possible but highly improbable. ...
1997 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19W8V
Replaced the fuel pressure regulator. Thanks for all the responses and ideas. Returned vehicle to customer and they are happy. Trouble codes: P0420.
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L turn signal VIN: 2HGED6357M
yeah the helps that everyone was sending to me kept referring to the hazard switch, even though the wiring diag did not show the power going through the hazards, I check it anyway and found an open wire from the power supply for the hazard lights. I repaired i...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1GTFZHJ9D8
Thanks everyone for the advice.. i actually went through what everyone said... i found some strange voltages for some of the 5V ref. signals and replaced the computer and kablam! fires up and runs good. thanks again for the input.
1994 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F4CR16U0R
Thanks for everyone's help. I had replies of wiring issues and main fuel injection relays. It turns out that there are two additional medium gauge ground wires coming off the negative battery terminal and go to a plug behind the battery. This plug had aquired ...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1YVHP84D24
Thanks to George from BC for the part numbers. That was the most helpful reply. I guess no one has seen a leaking waterpump on these Mazdas even though I've seen two in the last two weeks. The dealer blew smoke up my arse for three days, telling me he didn't...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L evaporator VIN: WDBGA33E45
thanks to all for replies. I have determined that the front evap is leaking. The customer has recieved estimate but has not returned.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on, P0450 VIN: WDBJF82H1X
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: WDBHA24G8X
Customer opted to not fix this vehicle, but the contact intormation for the computer remanufacturer was and will be invaluable. Thanks for your replies! Trouble codes: P1236 (Supercharger magnetic clutch function).
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F23
When I checked the wiring diagram carefully, I found all these sensors share a common power to the ECM at Terminal #8 Red/grn wire. Remove ECM harness and check for continunity at all the sensors. Check out ok but I found a defferent problem. There was oil in ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor), P0102 (Mass Air Flow), P0135 (O2 Sensor Heater [...]), P0010 (Cam Position Acuator), P0414 (Secondary Air Injection System Switching valve).
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L abs module/pump VIN: 2MELM74W8P
Hello again gentlemen,"sorry" I'm afraid this Merc.is a pain in all our rears.First off let me say that the worst part of this trade is the ones that can be fixed fairly economically.This customer was not interested in replacing any parts in attempt to cure a ...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 2-3 Shift etc. VIN: 4A3AX35GXE
Hi there, after rechecking and reading some of the fixes on the date base, we found that the two back switches that go to the gray and black connectors were swapped by the trans shop. (OE Trans). The color at the connector were OK. Basically the front one is l...
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