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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L horn sound VIN: WBAAV33461
This BMW has a strange fog horn like sound more noticeable when cold but also has at operating temputure sounds like coming from intake can not detect any vacum leaks! Would like some imput before further diag performed! There is no mil lite no codes car runs ...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1G4HP52L6R
i have a problem with an inoperarive blower motor. i have replaced the fan switch the relays and tested the fuses and for power at the switch the blower motor the resistor all of which have no power. has anyone run into a similar problem
1997 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on, FIXED O2 VOLTAGE VIN: 1G4NJ52T4V
Vehicle came to us with code p0134a, did replace o2 sensor under warranty. Still did same this, code fixed at .450 volts. I unplugged o2 and ran to ground still stayed fixed. Customer complained about fans staying on, This is when I suspected pcm problem. Scan... Trouble codes: P134
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L ride control VIN: N02R102482
02 Escalade that rides like a dump truck, shocks dont even seem to work. Can anyone explain how the front shocks work, there is a 2 wire clamp on connector that goes on top and I just dont understand what it does to the shock, it has to be doing something that...
1993 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14R4P
Pickup is blowing black smoke out tailpipe. Had a code 45 set for rich exhaust. Checked and replaced sensor. Checked for vacuum leaks, replaced TBI gasket. Vehicle has a low idle and IAC counts read zero. Checked timing, set at 10 degrees. Replaced ECM did not... Trouble codes: 45 (o2 rich)
1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGK29F3S
Hi folks; I have here a mystery truck that will stall either while driving or at idle at any given time. It may run for two weeks without a glitch or sometimes will act up two to three times day. Fuel pressure & volume has been checked on supply line to inject...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L drive line VIN: 1GCGK29U8X
I have a 1999 silverado with a 6.0L and a 4l80E trans ans a 246 transfer case. It has a driveline vibration between 55 and 70 mph. This vibration is there on the throttle, off the throttle, in neutral, 2wd, 4wd. The only way I can prevent the vibration is to p...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDX03E13
No crank..welcome back. I just came back from vacation to this POS.This van was just bought by a very good customer. She owned it one week and called with a stall with a no crank. I was still in the joyful bliss of vacation at this point. The other tech spent ...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 5.3L high beams VIN: 1GNES16P54
when i turn on high beams all lights go out and do not come back on for some time
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Start/stall VIN: 3C3ELS5H7V
We need help from a Chrysler/Mitsubishi tech. This vehicle starts and stalls. From what we have been able to determine. The PCM now thinks the vehicle is equipt with anti-theft. The vehicle is not equipt with anti-theft and the BCM knows this. Therefore the PC...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L security VIN: 1B4GP44G1W
ok guys the Customer says the gauges quite. So he had a junkyard BCM put in and it fixed the gauges,but when he went to lock the doors the security system went off and it won't disarm. The security light in the dash doesn't appear to light at anytime? So here'...
1999 Dodge Avenger 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4B3AU42N7X
this avenger has a missfire on cold start only. After you drive for 5 min misfire goes away. It is more prevelant at idle and slight throttle under full throttle it goes away. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N8P
I'm trying to help out another shop on this one. I've looked at it with the scan tool, the evp sensor reads 1.5 volts at idle, engine runs 157 degrees, injectors at 8.0-10.0 ms at idle or just off idle. I have checked grounds and fuel pressure. Tried a test BM... Trouble codes: 332 (117 -), 117
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 2FTHF26F5R
This truck will start and idle just fine, however the slightest load put on the engine will cause it to stumble and die. The cause seems to be air in the fuel system after goosing the throttle. When this occurs the filter will have air in it. Bleed system and ...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L vacum pump for brake booster VIN: 1FTJW36F3S
This truck has been in several times with repeated vacum pump failure. The first two were aftermarket pumps, and the last one we put on was a factory motorcraft. This is the third pump gone bad and we cannot see any cause for the failure. The booster was repla...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W3V
this car is driving me nuts. TRhis started after the customer drove to Las Vegas from san diego (round trip) about 700 miles. When you first try to start the car, if you just try to start it it will not start no spark . But if you turn the key to the run posit...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54N5V
customer's complaint and was verified...engine just died usually at stop signs. (like key turned off)sometimes restarts immediately, sometimes with key cycle from off to run a few times would restart and run find. we read about the tps needing the pins soldere... Trouble codes: P1121 (pr sensor inconsistent w/ maf), P0308 (cyl 8 misfire), P0325 (knock sensr ckt fault), P1100 (maf sensr intermittent)
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54N5V
Vehicle arrived with this code. Checked air supply to valve after startup and no air supply. Found faulty air pump and replaced. Checked, good air flow! Returned later with same code. Tested and found good vacuum supply to divertor valve and good air flowfrom ... Trouble codes: P0411
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
Hello techs, vehicle came in overheating. replaced head gaskets.vehicle ran beautifully for 2 days.veh. left customer on side of road. when i got there, started and drove it in-i just knew the converters were stopped up because of blown gasket-i was wrong. veh...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32F5Y
vehicle wiring appears to be ok from injector drive module & module seems to be ok. it has a bad misfire at 1200 to 1800 rpms. we went ahead and changed the oil because it was low and way overdue. didn't seem to help. we ran the contribution/balance test on th... Trouble codes: P0284
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine
i need help or suggestions i have a 2001 ford focus with single over head cam the engine went bad so i decided to replace it but i am having trouble finding one and i want to install a dohc dull over head cammy question is can i do that what wii it take is the...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: FTYR44E82P
Thanx for any help in advance This ranger had multiple misfires and and multiple codes pulled plugs and replace them any way looked good I think this truck has an issue with the plastic intake manifold because it runs so bad bank 1 and bank 2 sensors lean cod... Trouble codes: P1400, P1131, P1151, 300 (misfire)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW20P43
hello-need some help from a diesel expert as we do not see or work on too many diesel applications-customer was a regular so we took a shot at it-truck came in a few weeks ago with the check engine lite on-it had a p0401 code-we pulled the egr assy out it was ... Trouble codes: P0401
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Cuts out
between 55-65 MPH, truck cuts out, the only problem noticed is that the rpm gauge drops, but never kills truck Trouble codes: P0320
1992 Honda Prelude S 2.2L compressor
Hello group-I an a Lexus tech trying to repair a good customers kids' car, a 92 prelude. The a/c system will really freeze you out untill it just decides to stop operating and nothing will get power back to the compressor until the car sits for a couple of hou...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5644W
This Honda has been setting a code P0420 Cat. effic. for the last 2 years and I am out of ideas and need help.It started 8/23/05 with the P0420 code & I cleared the code because every thing looked good with the scan tool. Told them to let me know if it came ba... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficency below threshhold), P1739 (3rd clutch press. switch)
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L door locks VIN: 1HGCG5643W
replace door lock switch drivers side it was broken,also replace left rear actuator bad.customer was complaining that door locks would actuate them selfs when when driving.after repair still said they actuate when driving intermittently.i havent been able to d...
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 5FNRL38726
This Honda Odyssey was brought in for a routine oil change service with the customer also complaining of a terrible (intermittent)"growling" noise upon brake application. This happens at any given time (not first thing in the morning) and causes other motorist...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKNG01D1R
Hello all, I've got a car here that leaves me scratching my head a bit. '94 MY Infiniti Q45t. Owner is one of my office guys. Background: Owner has fixed minor issues himself. Car had issues a few months back with sputtering and cutting out. Through the Nis... Trouble codes: 45 (Injector Leak)
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JACDJ58V8T
I need help from an isuzu technician. This 1996 trooper will start, idle goes up to 2,000 then it dies as if the key is turned off, all within 10 seconds. It wont run after that until it sits for a while. It was towed in. There are no codes. fuel pressure is 4...
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X9Y
Hi folks, Need help with this Trooper. Starts and idles great, parking lot manuevers are ok, but if you try and pull out into traffic, giving it anything over approx 1/4 throttle, it goes into limp mode and the "Reduced Power" light comes on, it won't accel ha... Trouble codes: 1340 (ION Ignition), 1516 (PCM replace and re-program), 1295 (Throttle position sensor), 1125 (APP sensor)
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Unknown VIN: 1J4GL48K92
This Jeep had come in a month or so back with the check engine line light on. Scan showed P01775 as cuurent. Cleared code for customer and advised her to call should it come back on. Few weeks passed and light returned with same code. Customer set appointment ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L auto climent control VIN: 1J8GW68J22
Customer complained blower fan works intermittentley. Inital testing showed that when the fan speed was on low no problems seemed to occur, when fan speed was turned to high or at least 3/4 the blower fan would turn off then come back on as if it is pulsating ...
2005 Lexus ES330 3.3L ABS Pedal VIN: JTHBA30G45
Vehicle has been in accident. The ABS, VSC and "brake" lights on at all times. I have codes C1203, C1223 and C1267. I subscrive to toyota/lexus TIS and the third code C1267 is not there. Monitor says code is for pedal force switch malfunction There is no pedal...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L transmission VIN: JM18J24542
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA48D1J
Car will suddenly die when idling, hot, or quit when declerating for a stop. Have done all the tests listed above and it still does it. Initially, found contacts on fuel pump relay burned, replaced relay. Fuel pump pattern terrible, replaced fuel pumps. Even b...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L limp mode VIN: WDBFA66EXM
see above.
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Remote VIN: WDBFA67F2V
Hey everyone, I have this vehicle that we ordered an extra key for the customer from the dealer. Alldata shows a pretty simple programing procedure for the keyless entry, and it works. The problem I am having is when I program the new key the orignal remote no...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L ABS hydraulic unit VIN: 4JGAB54E5X
Hey fellow Benz techs, I've got an ML which is giving some trouble with the BAS ESP circuit. Vehicle came in with the Esp light coming on intermittently and at the same time there was a warning chime as the light would illuminate. The pattern was the system ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L mil shift interlock VIN: 4JGAB72EX1
cust says when esp/bas light comes on and stays on, the shifter wont come out of park. i get no stop lamp code, just the steering and pressure sensors codes. this is an intermittant problem and have not been able to duplicate in the shop. looking at alldata di...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBKK49F51
Hey guys. I'm taking over a co-worker's job, and he replaced these parts here but still has the same miss. It doesn't miss badly but when you rev the engine up to 2000 rpm it starts to miss quiet a bit. I checked the miss counts on the scanner and it has #1= 3...
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S5T
This car came in with the complaint of a miss and the check engine light on. After scanning it I found the PO302 code for cylinder 2 misfire. It was just tuned up by another shop new plugs and wires. I checked the plug and it looks good but wet with fuel. I ch...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 3.0L popoff valve VIN: 4A3AC74H43
customer came in with clutch failure- customer supplied new compressor, expansion valve. parts from dealer. performed normal replacment procedure for both expansion valve and compressor(2 times, did not flush system,no obvious debri). no debri found in either ...
1987 Nissan Pathfinder E 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND14Y6H
Over fueling, running badly. Have been working on this for a month trying to figure out the problem. We have replaced the complete throttle body including the air flow meter, temp sending unit for the computer, and various plugs with corrosion on the pins. I s...
1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31DOT
body shop/ insurance claim. claim car got hit by lightning??? well had tps to tcm code which turned out to be bad tps. has common knock sensor code stored but it also has a p0335 crank sensor fault which has been changed. along with a used ecm. testing ckp ses... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor fault)
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Charging VIN: 1N4BU31DSV
This Nissan came to us form another shop and has a new alternator and battery. It dies while driving, out of curiosity I checked the charging system and found 9.43 volt @ idle. The new alternator was not working. We checked alldata and there is little or no he...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L alarm VIN: 1N4DL01D9X
Hi all, I have this nissan altima that came to us for a charging problem. I went to bring it into the shop and batt. was dead. I boosted the car and the alarm started going off disabling the ignition. I cannot turn the alarm off to get the car started. I have ...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28TX1
need a little nissan help. familiar with code p0325, does not turn mil ligh on & not the issue. have code p0455-evap system gross leak detected. quized customer after checking codes about possibility of leaving gas cap loose or off-answer was no. checked tsb's... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor), P0455 (evap. system gross leak detected.)
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Indicator light flashing VIN: 1N4AL11D02
We have a strange one here. This vehicle stays in fail safe most of the time. Sometimes we can cycle the ignition switch and everything is ok, shifts fine. The shift indicator light will flash 16 times on every start up. Even if the lever is moved imed. to any...
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L security light VIN: IG3NL52TOV
This what has been done,new ignition switch,lock cylinder,new insterment cluster. What i have found is the car will crank at times and start and stall. I did pull codes 1601 loss of proper key code,and 1629 pcm overheat problem. Do i need to put in a pcm to co...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, mil not always illum VIN: 1G3WS52H4X
check all fuses, check harness at brake mod.,at blower moter, check grounds where I could easily see them. thinking possible ign. switch, also possible EBTCM. Don`t have tools to check each mod. or time. Has any one had problems with this before, thank you in ... Trouble codes: 1602 (loss of ABS Serial data EBTCM to PCM set with no light sometimes)
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDX03E0Y
need help. tech's, mt's and l1's lol.i have a 2000 old's silhouette 3.4l that check engine is lite. code is po305 misfire on #5 cylinder. cuss had new plug's wires and o/2 sensors replaced. still missing and same code (po305).i checked #5 plug wire for spark w... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 misfire)
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GMD403E01
customer dropped off van , said that the throttle was sticking , after a lenghty road test the symptoms reoccurred , the engine would remain at 1500 some times 1200 rpm , scanner shows tps at 9 % and .57 volts so that should be okay mass air flow at 6 to 7 gra...
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52E13
This all started after a lightning strike that took out a 2 TV's and a computer at the owners house.Car was a no start so a neighbor checked the battery and all fuses he could find.We checked the battery again and found 12.5 volts good under a load.The fuel pu...
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L cluster VIN: YS3DF58V3S
Thanks in advance for any input, I have a saab no dash lights or gauges. I started by wiggling ignition switch the lights would come on then go off so I thought switch bad replaced same thing. Saw a lot of posting on wires behind radio pulled radio looks ok, a...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD35B5V
Hello, This Car came from shop down The failed emission test.They put O2 Sensors In And nothing changed.We cleared The codes to start fresh And light was back On in first Road Test.I am using alldata to figure This out AndI am limited on info forThis ... Trouble codes: P1124
2000 Saturn SW2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G8ZN827XY
Vehicle came in with complaint of vehicle stalling and/or want to stall when slowing down and coming to a stop. No CEC light was on, but found P0637 & P1599 in memory. During road test: Driving at about 15-20 MPH then applying brake coasting to a stop vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0637 (Power Steering Control Circuit High), P1599 (Stall or Near Stall Detected)
1986 Toyota Supra 3.0L heater VIN: JT2MA70L5G
This customer has complained for a while now that the vehicle has an odour (bad enough to cause a burning sensation in his eyes) in the vehicle when the heat and or air conditioning are on. There is also a film that builds up on the window. We haven't smelled ...
1988 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT4VN63C2J
Truck came in idling rough. Cylinder heads have been replaced recently, not by us. Found engine running on three cylinders, bank 2 (2,4,6),there is spark to other three(1,3,5)cyl, fuel pressure above 40 psi. But when inducing fuel through vacuum hose, engine s...
1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Unsure VIN: JT4VN13D1L
Hello all, I have a 1990 toyota pickup that has a ratcheting noise almost a banging on initial startup hard accel. It only happens for one to two seconds and sounds like metal rubbing I wish I could give a sound similiar but is is unlike any I have heard. I pe...

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2003 Audi A4 3.0L ignition key VIN: WAULT68E43
The customer took car to the dealor, snap-on, support says they can do 4 digit codes this uses 7 digit and code isn't available to me. I don't have enough of these cars to invest any money for key programming. Thanks, Mario
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L ABS CODE 9 or 10 VIN: 1GCDC14189
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I checked the situation and it appears that the "extra" flash does count as one of the numbered flahes. Further digging revealed that the customer had wired a trailer brake unit into the vehicles brake lamp...
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14KXM
Thank you all for your information. I have learned more about TBI Chevys than I ever want to know in the last few days. I ended up doing and checking everthing that was suggested as long as I hadn't already done it myself. The actual fix was indeed the fuel pu...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Stall, starts and stalls VIN: 1GNFK16K1S
It has now been a week driving this truck everyday, without a problem. Customer has decided to take it and drive it until problem reoccurs.
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19R5W
Sorry it took so long to get back about this one but i am still waiting on customer to make up her mind to fix it or not. Thanks to all who replied. I tried what Michael from Gemany suggested about cutting the theft deterent wire, so far truck hasnt had a no s...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on, low power under load VIN: 1GCHK29191
Ihave not fixed vech yet it is an employees truck and it gets worked on in short spurts also have not yet rec tools to vac ck filter system as rec by member help thanks all for your help. We will let everyone know what ultimately fixes this problem. Trouble codes: P0093.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L current draw VIN: 2G1WF52E61
well went out this morning & i guess missed,before, the rtip 60 amp fuse which nobody seems to know what that stands for even gm so if you do email me [...] and let me know. the rear defogger and radio are on this only i think. i made the dis...
2001 Chevrolet Cab & Chassis Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBJC3419F
well i think we finally got this one fixed,i want to thank william for reminding me of the K.I.S.S. method,used 5/32" vac.tubing(fit tightly in holes)and borrowed cc burretts from local diesel pump repair shop(cc's=ml's)and did flow test on return system one b... Trouble codes: P0087 (fuel rail pressure too low).
2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 2D4GP44L76
Hello fellow colleagues, well I did not end up fixing this directly but I received a ton of excellent information. I ended up taking this vehicle over to a Chrysler dealership which ended up programming the PCM for me. I ask the tech who work on the vehicle an... Trouble codes: P1602 (PCM not programned).
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GG26X2V
thanks alot guys for the fast replies. most of you were right it was the coil. thanks again you guys are great Trouble codes: 43 (coil 1).
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L engine VIN: 3D7KU28D43
Hey guys, Thank you for all of your insight and info.on the Hemi noise.At this point I'll just drive it and keep an eye on it.I am going to check out a friends truck and see if he has the same noise. Thanks Again,John
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Stall, Misfire VIN: 2N4GP34363
thanks to everyone who anwered,it was crank sensor .cleared on its own van runs like a top and has ha d afew trips to boston from rhode island and everything is great agian thanks to everyone who replyed. Trouble codes: P1391.
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R14
This vehicle has been fixed. We had another Intrepid in the shop, a 2000. I removed the cam sensor from that & tried it. Now, scanner shows less than 1 degree cam & crank difference, even after a road test. The sensors are different. After finding that out, in... Trouble codes: P0344 (intermittent loss of cam signal).
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cooling Fans VIN: 1D4GP24R25
Chrysler TSB # 18-004-07 calls for a reflash when there's a cooling fan problem. We could not do the reflash and suggested the customer take it to a dealer. As of this morning the AC was still working and the customer hadn't had the reflash done. I have ask ...
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L blower resistor VIN: 2D4GP44L96
Thanks for all of the replies to my questions. The reason the blower motor resistor kept burning out was the high amp draw of the blower motor itself.
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N6N
I would like to thank you guys for your fast help. Especially Dan from texas who told me right away that these computers have problems. and thanks to James from Ohio and Mike from Nevada telling me that it was computer. I especially want to thank Chris from Ca... Trouble codes: 542 (fuel pump circuit).
1993 Ford F900 8.3L No Start VIN: 1FDYL90E4P
Hey thanks to all the fix was a loose fitting on the pump the big 1 1/4 inch plug at the outlet hose. I found it by soaping the assembly and pressurizing the tank the there was the bubbles thanks for all the help.
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Stall VIN: 3FASP13J0S
I started checking grounds to the relay for the fuel pump and found the ground to be bad right at the battery. The owner had put a new battery in and had not fastened the ground securely so you would drive the vehicle and hit a bump and bam the relays would ...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 2FTPX28L6X
After lots of testing I realized that I was lossing the coil control circuit. What was hard to check was that it would only cut out after the PCM was hot and the ignition system was under max load. I ran the scope of the coil conrol circuit while driving and...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1138Y
I had a few replies on this one, but not many. This car is the DOHC ZX2. The original title was incorrect, but the ZX2 was mentioned in the details. Most guys were focusing on fixing the misfire. I was certain that we did not have a misfire. They mentione... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire detected cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire detected cylinder 2), P0303 (Misfire detected cylinder 3), P0304 (Misfire detected cylinder 4).
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31F62
Replace PCM, IDM, and other sensors. Vehicle still has this problem. I belive its a lifer! Cust. went and bought himself a new sprinter to replace it...Out of my life!!! Trouble codes: 603 (Loss of Comm).
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMYU93145
This one was just too much too quick for a one man operation. I hate to do it, but I kicked it over to the local Ford dealer. It had a P0741 TCC stuck off and a P01744 Tcc System Performance code stored when I got it. I cleared the codes and tried to drive it...
1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Inner C/V poping out VIN: FAKE931211
Hi Real tranny techs ;]}} Those of you who voted for the stuff being Different in the Japan spec parts were Correct ;]!!! The USA built inner C/V joints are 20 MM & the Japan built are 21 MM ... { & this 1 is Actually a Canadian vehicle ;]}}} He got 4,500...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L clutch VIN: KMHHN65FO3
First of all, I need to say that I wasn't working on this vehicle. I let one of my techs post the request. He was working on his daughter-in-laws car and had never posted on IATN before. Thats why the post might have seemed a little vague. What we needed ...
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Radio VIN: JNKCV54E24
I wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to read and reply to my posting. Most replies thought as I did that the rear glass was the most likely the culprit. I am closing this post at this time due to the fact that I believe this post will expire before ...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L engine VIN: SALPV1447X
Thanks to Eric, Louis, Brooks, Sergio, and Slawomir indicating the engine is an older version of the Buick engine and that the common problem is the liners moving and allowing coolant into the engine. Thanks again.
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L oil level sensor VIN: 4JGAB54E3X
Thanks to all who replied. We did replace the oil level sensor and that fixed it. Not a bad job to do. We lowered the front crossmember for access.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBPJ78J82
Thanks to all the replies on this one. We ended up replacing the coil and that took care of the misfire codes. I did also find the front 02 sensor on that bank switching very slowly, so replace it also. As a couple of replies indicated there was oil in the ... Trouble codes: P200F, P2043, P2044, P2046, P2050, P2051.
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L ABS Module VIN: 4JGAB75E82
We checked the feeds to the pump, jumpered pin 30 and 87 at relay and power was getting to the hydraulic unit but pump was not turning on, ground was good, but apears to be a problem quite often(connection behind headlamp). We gave customer a price and told ...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5Y3V
We replaced TCM and readjusted inhibitor switch, vehicle retested and customer has not returned... looks like this one is out of here ... thanks to everyone who responded. Trouble codes: P0705 (inhibitor/trans range switch malfunction).
2003 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1N6DD26T33
Well, I finaly got it to quit in the shop.It turned out to have more than one problem.I replaced the condenser and that brought down the pressure.It would still intermittenly stop cooling.It had a clutch coil going bad.You could turn the air off for a few minu...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Rear Rotor VIN: 1N4AL11D55
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1G3GR62C4W
Just wanted to make sure I wasnt missing anything, and as we all thought maf was trash. It was filthy and I attempted cleaning with brake clean and a qtip as suggested, but did not solve issue. Replaced sensor and car is running great.
1997 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L odometer VIN: 2P4FP25B0V
sorry took so long but cuat. never brought car back but most said cluster issue but to check the door switch. the odometer will not shut off untill door closes. so maybe did not see the door swith close.
1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L No Start, INTERMITANT NO START VIN: 2G2FS22K2V
With out the problem acting up in shop, we advised the customer we would like to try the ignition lock cyl, they agreed leaving the door open to possibly having the same problem come back with out being able to get a refund. haven't heard back in 4 days, hope ...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WP0AB0946H
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L axle seal VIN: 4TAWN72N8X
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6L chargeing light on VIN: WVWGG016GW
Hay Guys The car is fixed, After i founded about the white wire going to the dash was not needed, I sent the alternator out to get reuilt through Carquest, Start Mart was the place the customer took it too, but never took care of the problem, After geting i...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L under hood VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
I don't like closing without a fix, but the truth is I have not identified the cause of the fire. I know it came from the oil pressure switch wire getting real hot. The insulation is gone like a burnt fusible link. It burned from the inside out all the way thr...
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