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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4355R
Car will not start, no ign or FI pulse. Was delivered to us as a no start from the owners garage. No evidence of rodent damage. No evidence of reverse polarity, but customer said they tried jump starting it before the tow, battery was very low as received. The...
2003 Acura RSX 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC54883
customer came in with ck eng light ON. he said that after around 300 rpm the motor cuts back on fuel and stalls or wants to die. I followed the alldata code chart but I'm not too familiar with honda vtec. all fuses are ok. pcm is getting voltage. Trouble codes: P1259 (VTEC system malfunction)
2000 Audi S4 2.7L Alum FLywheel VIN: WAURD68D80
We bought an Audi S4 with a No Start- after much testing, and wasted time, found it to be a loose tone ring on an aftermarket aluminum Aasco flywheel. Has anyone ran into a loose tone ring on an aluminum flywheel before? Any ideas on how to repair/replace th...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Engine VIN: WAUPL58E64
Hello Group Hoping someone has seen something like this before. Vehicle has developed a deep vibration at all rpm. It is especially noticeable at about 2000 rpm. The clutch was replaced at a different facility about 10,000 miles ago and appears to be working ...
1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L leveling VIN: WBAGC8318K
Hi BMW techs I have a 89 735 il that the rear end is down on the switches on the control valve beside the ps pump have no power to them . I was going to try and check power at the box in the trunk but cant seem to find a good wiring diagram . Thanks Dave
1984 Buick Century Custom 3.0L alternator VIN: 1G4AH19E9E
after replacing the alt. and battery (at cust. request) the vehicle still wouldn't charge. i found that the bulb in the instrument panel completes the circuit to activate the alt, and i checked it and found it to be missing. i installed a new bulb and socket i...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J52
I have this 2002 buick century that is running rich long term trim is -25% The O2 sensor and injectors have been replaced The other sensors such as TPS MAP and MAF seem to be operating within normal parameters anyone have any suggestions Help would be greatly ... Trouble codes: P0172
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J52
I have this 2002 buick century that is running rich long term trim is -25% The O2 sensor and injectors have been replaced The other sensors such as TPS MAP and MAF seem to be operating within normal parameters anyone have any suggestions Help would be greatly ... Trouble codes: P0172
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L abs VIN: 1G6DM57764
This car displays service brake assist on the message center and disables abs and trac, their is a code for rt ft wheel speed sensor. We are changing the rt hub to take care of the wheel speed code but do not think that the service brake assist message will go...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L brake booster VIN: 1GNEK13RXV
original problem: hard pedal- booster leaking vac., also master cyl. leaking at resivior. after replacing the booster 3 times and master 2 times there is squeak that appeared after first replacement that is pretty loud. i have bleed, and lubed all i can get to...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L No Start, blows ECM fuse VIN: R9VZ109488
Truck was towed in. It had started to cut off at times and when it cut off it blew the ECM-B fuse. Customer would replace the fuse and drive away until fuse blew again. Now it blows the fuse as soon as you turn the key on. We have found that if you unplug the ...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L intermittent no start VIN: 1GKDT13W6V
Hey guys dont know where to start with this one customer complains of intermittent no start but every time it is broght to the shop starts fine, checked PCM, Checked Grounds,Checked starter just dont know where else to go any help greatly appeciated
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L rotors VIN: 1GBJK34235
After replacement of parts the rear brakes and rotors worn prematurely within 3k miles. Found that the rear brakes are getting to a temp of 350-400 deg within a 20 mile test drive.Front brakes are at 150 deg. Was told that in some cases the rear brake hoses ca...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L 3-2 Shift VIN: 1C3EJ46X0Y
Good day all; Have here a 2000 Chrysler Cirrus with a harsh 3-2 downshift. We performed a quick learn approximately 2 weeks ago, vehicle then shifted perfectly. Today it's back again with the same issue. Also had a misfire on Cyl 1 which turned out to simply ...
2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Hesitation, Stall, no comunication wih VIN: 1C3EL46T23
Good day fellow technicians. We have a Sebring here that came in with a complaint of running poorly and check engine light illumination. Car will not communicate With PCM in enhanced mode with either our Modis or Our Mastertech scan tool. But it will communica...
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GH54R6N
This vehicle came in for intermittant stalling and cutting out. The fuel pump ran all the time when the key was on and I found that the control circut to the ASD relay was grounded internally in the PCM. In addition I found that intermittantly there was 4.75 v...
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GL22X41
Techs: have a Dakota pick up that at times will misfire on cylinders 2, 4 and 6 only. Fuel pressure is good (50 psi) and I am thinking something with intake since it is only happening on the right side. Any info much appreciated!! Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2), P0304 (misfire 4), P0306 (misfire 6)
2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Unknown VIN: 1B7G2ANX1S
This is one of my brothers friends vehicles its a dodge dakota quad cab,has a vibration or shimmy. I have pretty much verified its coming from the rear of the vehicle. We removed the front drive shaft (which is shot) and drove it the vibration was still there ...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1D4GP24353
This caravan surges,hesitates,stalls only when cold.It has no codes in system,it is running too lean when cold but I can't find the cause. It will only do this for the first 1-2 minutes then runs great,making it difficult to test.Has anyone seen this concern b...
2004 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES46C94
Gentlemen: An associate of mine has this car that has turned into a nightmare for him. The vehicle will start but die almost immediately. There is no communication with a scan tool. The computer has been replaced and no change in symptom or available data oc...
1993 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Surge VIN: 4E3CG64F0P
Hello fellow iatn members. This talon trailer hitches or surges most pronounced in 2nd gear on light throttle between 2000 and 2500 rpms. I had the head off for a valve grind due to 2 burnt valves on #1 cylinder and a large vacuum leak at the intake. So with t...
1985 Ford F-250 5.8L ignition coil VIN: 82FTEF26G3
coil burned out replaced it lasted 1 month then next lasted 1 week next lasted 1 day last one lasted 1 hour before dyeing
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Converter/Pump VIN: 1FTJS34H3P
Hi,and thanks in advance.I have a E350 work van that seems to have a recurring fluid leak out of the front pump/converter area.The original transmission was blowing out fluid from the bell housing area(bad)and with 147000 miles i opted to replace the transmiss...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L harsh 1-2 shift VIN: 1FALP52UOR
this taurus has a harsh 1-2 shift .shift point does change in relationship to throttle position. scanner shows no codes.2-3 3-4 shifts are smooth and positive.
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L speedo VIN: 2FMSA5144Y
thank you in advance for reading this post. i have a windstar that the speedo only goes to 30 mph. hooked up scanner & road tested, vss is opperating normal but speedo is not. went to flow chart, installed used speedo head. had dealer reprogram so van would st...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V4X
Car came in with misfire code set for #2 cylinder. #2 injector was not firing at all but it was being pulsed by the computer. We replaced #2 injector and engine did run better but still had a shakey idle. Checked ignition to all cylinders with scope and all ar... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2 Cylinder), P0301 (Misfire 1 Cylinder)
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTZR45EX2
This Ranger has an idle problem. After it reaches operating temp. The idle speed drops off 300 Rpm for a half second. It does not stall out. It happens only at idle. It happens once about every 2 minutes.It does it in any gear. Although you can feel it more wh...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W32
truck has cylinders 1-4-6-7 not working checked the folowing spark injector pulse compression swapped injectors replaced maf sensor checked for vaccum leaks none found with smoke machine replaced fuel filter cannot understand why this problem is their does not... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0174 (system len bank 2)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L all gauages VIN: 1FTSF31F63
I spent a short time on this truck, it was towed over. I started the truck up, none of the gauages worked. The throttle didn't work either, it is a electonic throttle. Keeps blowing the 10 amp fuse. Just wondering if anyone has had a similar problem. Any help ...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Surge VIN: 1FAFP34Z04
Started by getting above codes from vehicle modules using a Genysis scanner. Inspected datastream & found long term fuel trim around -12% with short term around 0%. Checked freeze frame data & found code P1235 set @ 22mph, light throttle, operating temperature... Trouble codes: P1235 (Fuel Pump Driver Circuit Out Of Range - In PCM), B1681 (PATS Transreceiver Sig Not Received By PATS Control - In PCM), B1317 (Battery Volt High - In ABS), B1318 (Battery Volt Low - In ABS Air Bag), B1350 (Heated Rear Screen Relay Short To Ground - In GEM), B1499 (Lamp Turn Signal Left Circuit Fail - In GEM)
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Air flow and temperature VIN: 1GTEK14T13
Customer had complained of the air conditioning switching modes by itself and hot air coming from one side of dash and cold from the other. He stated originally it was very intermittent then became real regular. We did easily duplicate the complaint and found ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6679X
Hello iatn, I'm hoping someone can help me befor I lose my mind. We have a 99 accord that we pulled the intake to clean the carbon from. All went well we reassembled and immediatly had a idle surging problem. ice cold the vehicle idles around 1600rpm after a f... Trouble codes: P0505 (iac malfunction)
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1HGCM665X4
Customer requested a transmission flush. I tried to hook up my snap-on MFX-HD35 trans flush machine but couldn't find any place to tie in. This trans is not cooled through the radiator as far as I can see, but goes to the cooling lines at the intake. Honda man...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L steering VIN: SAJAV1345H
car pulls very hard to right, either steering or braking, no brake jerk when they are applied. car has had a slight pull to right with old tires. Now has severe pull.Have rotated tires with no difference. all alignment specs are correct. noticed when car is at...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Transmission, differential VIN: SAJGX2244W
I hope one of you Jaguar techs has seen this before... This car came to us with a noise resonating from the mid-section to the rear of the car when cruising between 30-55 mph. At first it seemed to do it only when the torque converter was in lock up (so we rep...
1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FT68S5P
i have a no spark and no fuel injector pulse condition. i am getting the +12v to ignition coil and injectors while cranking(which indicates the auto-shut down relay is working, no blown fuses), but i am not getting the ground reference for them to fire. the cr...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1R
in park if gas pedal is depressed fast vehicle stumbles and slowly accelarates only to 3100 rpms while driving down the road if gas is applied fast vehicle stumbles and only accelerates to 3100 rpms if wide open throttle is maintained vehicle loses speed and r...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48SOY
Cranks but no start. Code P1389 No ASD output voltage @ the PCM. The 15Amp #26 injector fuse was blown & blows immediately upon replacing.The fuel pump relay is being powered up but the injector fuse keeps blowing. I have unplugged the O2 sensor fuse since the... Trouble codes: P1389 (No ASD output voltage the PCM), P0400
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Switch VIN: 1J4GR48K15
Here at the dealer we have close to ten jeeps that will just click and not start. per tech line we clear codes and hook up scan tool woth flight recorder. no luck, it will not duplicate itself while in the shop. customers will leave and have the problem come r...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Engine VIN: SALTY15481
Hello there, I have a 2001 Land rover discovery 2 here with a 4.0L and the crankcase is full of coolant. The first notice of a problem was an overheating issue which was because all the coolant had gone into the oilpan. No notice of any coolant in oil at last ...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Timing belt VIN: 1YVGEZZC7V
I have a question for any Mazda specialists out there. The vehicle I'm working on came in with a noise inside the timing belt cover. After disassembly I found a broken tensioner spring which loosened the belt causing it to slap against the cover. The hole in t...
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC141XW
Greetings, my new headache for the day. Vehicle does not run poorly, no constant misfire. MIL light on, no codes under solus using asian specific. MIL is commanded on under data. Can only pull codes from Global OBDII. Found the two codes. PO400 EGR Flow and P0... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire)
1900 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L engine VIN: 113.044-12
I have been researching this VIN; I was told the car was a 1969 model, My research shows it to be a 1970. I am also unable to determine when this car was manufactured, nor have I been able to deduce whether I am dealing with a grey market Benz or not. I do hav...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA45C3F
This 380sl has a rich condition. it will puff a bit of black smoke out the exaust on accel. I have checked fuel pressures and found system pressure at 84 when the max spec is 81. cold control pressure is ok at 68 - 70 deg F 28 psi and gradually climes to 55 wh...
1994 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AJ46G9R
All basic checks performed. Injector pulse and fuel but no spark. When all tests showed good inputs and outputs (all except ECM output to Distributor), and power transistor checked good, started to replace with known good ecm, another distributor, another dist...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7X
Hi guys This car came in with a check engine lite, I cleared it and cleaned the egr passages. My question is, is there a secret to the drive cycle to get the rediness parimeters to flip. I have put about 30 miles on it and 4 still havent flipped.
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L Front Evaporator core VIN: 5N1AA08B74
Customer complains a/c goes warm on long trips/driving for more then 2 hours at highway speed. Reclaimed/evacuated/recharged system to make sure it was full. Low side pressure 35, High side pressure 150-180, Cooling fan working normally. Let vehicle Idle with ...
2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L starter VIN: 1G2ZG55886
Hello everyone and thanks for any input into this one. This G6 intermittently will not crank if you leave it sit with the windows up(or at least it seems) especially when its good and warm out. The customer will get in to start, and no starter action. The ligh...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L lubrication VIN: WP0CAJ987W
Engine was disassembled tree months ago. Because engine overheating we changed head gaskets. Considering some oil smoke, despite air/oil separators where ok, a piston rings set where changed too. At this time internal engine aspect was good. No problem with be...
1992 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L transmission VIN: JF1CX3535N
Vehicle would start to intermitantly vibrate once reaching cruising speed of 110 km/h, if you stepped on and off gas a few times it would go away for a few minutes, problem would persist for about 45 min and then go away for 90 min approx. and would start all ...
1992 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L front 4x4 VIN: JT3AC13R0S
Hey guys This is a full time 4x4 the owner has had it for years but just recently it fell like driving a 4x4 truck on pavment with the steering grab and hard to turn feel like wheels are fighting each other have no idea were to start and tips would be great t...
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L timing is off VIN: 4TARN81R9P
After talking to the customer we found out that the customer replaced the plugs wires cap and rotor. He also replaced the exh manifold gasket. All the work was done by the customer and it seems to be done right. When we started to check the timing we found tha...
1995 Toyota Camry 3.0L blows injector fuse VIN: 4TIGK1ZW9S
this vehicle blows the injector 15amp fuse in the underhood fuse box. when the vehicle was cold it started and did not blow fuses. now it blows a fuse each time the key is turned on.
1997 Toyota Carrib 1.6L srs VIN: E-AE114GCW
Turn on the ignition and the SRS MIL light fails to light. We have removed the dash and tested the MIL circuit - tested OK. We have connected the scanner but cannot get any faults. We have not been able to check the rest of the circuits as at present we cannot...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L overheating
i got this second hand and i put customers t stat in and still over heats after driving for awhile. can sit all day idling with ac on and stays fine, you can hear fan clutch locking up at higher temp just like it should, radiator is clean both internal and ext...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L ABS, VSS Brake light VIN: 308FG08DJF
The brake, abs & tracs warning lights all come on together. This usually happens shortly after starting the car, backing up & when starting to drive forward. Fault codes: C1223, C1203, C1241 all are found in the after this happens. In the other help request so...
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Unknown VIN: 5TDZT34A73
Hello Techs, I have this 03 Sequoia that intermittantly the trac off and vsc trac lights will come on, also the abs light comes on intermittantly also, problem is very intermittant, the customer told us the lights have been coming on since new, the trouble cod...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L oil leaks and interrior lighting VIN: WVWPD63B3X
hi all techs, we have this passat and has never been with us before,the customer is complaining about this problem. when coming to a stop the radio lights and interior lites all shut down and comes back on. also he keeps fixing oil leaks. what we have found w...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Spun bearing VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
Vehicle in late July with what initially sounded like lower end issue (outside- heavy traffic). Long time, always pays customer...we've serviced this vehicle since bought new. Got a handle on crank kit, connecting rod(s), full gasket kit thru aftermarket. Quot...

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2003 Acura TL 3.2L rotors VIN: 19UUAS6673
replaced font rotors again with factory rotors and pads advised customer that acura has some issues with these vehicles. the customer was more than happy with our service. they stated that if this happens again that they will thake it back to the dealer and ha...
1970 Cadillac Deville 7.7L A/C system
I had limited time of repair, I hope the vehicle returns so I can try some of your ideas. As I said before, the pressure readings are OK while driving. The problem may lye at some vacuum source inside the vehicle.
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU06L7P
Gentlemen We have this car fixed. We got many excellent replies and looked at them all. Some things we already tried and others were excellent in content and had many good ideas. We were looking hard at the TCC operation and to that end we road tested with t... Trouble codes: 88 (PCM Reset), 99 (Power management problem), 65 (Cruise control servo position sensor), 66 (A/C pressure sensor/circuit), 67 (Faulty cruise control switch), 69 (High pressure switch circuit).
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L speedo VIN: 1G1BN52P8R
Thanks for the replys guys. Well since it was different problem than we had the first time we decided to return the new cluster and gert another 1. plugged it in and everything started working. I guess sometimes stepping back is better than trying to jump way ...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L battery VIN: 1G1JC5242T
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Will nailed it, grounded the flasher ground wire and it helped. Then grounded the ALDL ground and the draw disappeared. Someone had been here before me and had dropped the ground in the upper left of the Instrument panel. R...
1999 Chevrolet p30 7.4L compressor VIN: 1GBLP37J8X
thanks to all that replied. Especially Kent from Florida and Clarence from California. So the voltage that i am seeing on the signal circuit( ecm to relay) with the relay plugged in is normal. When the relay is not activated it will have 12 volts through the r...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L NO REVERSE, 1st ONLY VIN: 1GCHG35RXY
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. I received many replies about burned out bands due to cracked servo pistons as well as clutch drum pistons due to excessive pressure. From what i gather from the replies, the pressure plates in the conver...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L limp in VIN: 3C3EL55H7V
Thanks to everyone who replied. What i end up finding was two things. Tha crank signal was strong enough for the ecm to see but not the tcm. The signal peak was 3.5 volts & not 5 . there was a bad conection in the plug at the crank sensor that would come & go....
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L training sensors VIN: 2C46P54LO5
customer drove van app. 4 hundred miles this weekend and after 2 hundred the light went off. Never came back on, hope every one does not need a 2 hundred mile jurney to retrain. thanks for all the help Mike
1997 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B3ES47C4V
pulled the wiring harness out and opened it up and found alot of wires "fused" together but just on there insulation, no visible wire to wire touching. pulled it all apart and wrapped the wires individually which electrical tape and put it back together with n... Trouble codes: P1391.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L battery VIN: 1B7HC16Y1W
well i load tested the battery again after it sat in the shop for 3 days and the battery voltage went down to 9.1 volts. i replaced the battery again with a different brand and so far it has been sitting for 5 days and is cranking o.k . thanks again for all th...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2B3HD46R6X
It is sitting beside me purring. We were boneheads when we went after this job. We had installed a water pump about a year ago and the owner did not want the chain, so I turned the pump over and looked at it but it seemed fine. In truth, the gear had come l...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L trans will only have second gear and reverse VIN: 2B4GP4438Y
Found input speed sensor terminal tension loose, causing high resistance(poor fit)
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5147S
Thanks for your help, I pulled one of those bone headed things. I pulled the upper intake off and checked the injector for spray, which it did. then I checked my spark plug wires for the tenth time and sure enough the #4 and #5 wires were crossed. Thanks again... Trouble codes: P0340.
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W3V
found that the ecc relay was not making good contact replaced and all is well
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR10A1V
Replies mostly pointed to checking ground and power supply points plus ecm and air flow meter. One reply helped, told us to check the pcm power relay which had the considderation to fail while we were checking it. Replaced the relay and the problem seems to b... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp sensor or crk fault).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F7Y
Hello Everyone, Sorry for the long wait for the final fix. I don't usually do this but I let customer drive vehicle until I got the PCM in and it took a while for me to get it back.. I want to thank all that responded to me in tips for this vehicle. Jay, D... Trouble codes: P00, 237 (Turbo Boost Sensor A Circuit Low).
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Misfire
Thanks to all 15 people who replied, very good input. Sorry I took so long to close...I dont know were to start, here goes; My fuel pressure dropped when I drove truck with fuel gauge strapped to windshield as advised...I dropped tank down and replaced fuel pu...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA51604
2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L door lock VIN: 1GTGK29U6X
I know I will get a bad rating on this but here gos I worked at finding a bad ground on if off and on for two days I was getting a little tired of looking at it so I took Glens advice and wired in a bosh style relay giving it a ground on the opsit side or wir...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7677N
Thank you to everyone who responded. It turned out to be the ECU main relay driver was weak. Problem was difficult to catch due to screwy aftermarket security system that required 30 to 45 seconds of switching ign on and off and waiting for o.k. to crank tone....
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCD555SC
Thanks for all the replies. I did check the plugs and ground (the ECU ground on this model is on the intake manifold near the brake master) and all checked out. Just got done replacing the ECU with a used one and that fixed the problem. I hate replacing ECU's ...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L timing belt VIN: 123456QWER
Thanks for all the great info. I'm sure my second timing belt on these vans will go much faster. I like the j-hook idea that MOD gives, since then you don't have to take the tensioner off the vehicle. On my next one, I'll try leaving the hook in, and see wh...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L alt VIN: JNKCP0105T
Well It's not what i'd call fixed. Custermer stopped me still doing about the sameafter 5 alts. It charges off idle custermer declined too pay the diffrance for dealer alt. said he'll watch idling too much. Thanks for all the help.
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, LACK OF POWER VIN: JACDJ58XXW
Vehicle has been gone for a few weeks with no further customer complaints. The major problem we found was passenger side cams were 1 tooth retarded and we definitely had better performance. We had the vehicle back several times and had no lean codes and good p... Trouble codes: P0137 (heated o2 sensor 2 bank 1 - low voltage), P1171 (fuel system lean during acceration).
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Surge VIN: 1J4GW58N42
Well guys I think I have this one fixed.I replaced the intake with all new gaskets so far so good.My wife is happy now,thanks to you all.THANK YOU.
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HR58235
This car drove me nuts. When you check everything and it's still screwed up you have to start again at the beginning. I changed the oil and made sure it was 5-20. This is where it gets strange. While road testing the car I decided to try totally eliminating ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0339, P0315, P0335, 1417 (cylinder 7 reactivation control performance).
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ABS computer VIN: SALTY1540Y
After looking closer at the ABS ECU settings, we overlooked suspension type option. So the ABS works fine with new wheel speed sensors and ABS ECU (wheel sensors with long wires up to the ECU). Considering, that we had to do ABS module (shuttle valve code) c...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JTBUF11ESL
All replies were great. I looked everything over and nothing obvious. Customer declined to have me pull it back apart to check everything the other place did. I guess he is taking it back there. Thanks to ALL who replied. Will post agian if customer changes t...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L no mil light VIN: JM1BJ2226X
Trouble codes: P0420.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L compressor VIN: WDBXYZ1233
Number one, I'd like to thank everyone that took time from their long holiday weekend to respond to my post. Everyone was helpful and right on the mark! Problem was that I could not retrieve the code to verify the cause of the inoperative compressor. Steve ...
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2W
Replacment of distributor fixed the altima.Beens all parts check out,It was a gamble!I would say if you have no spark on one of these put a distributor it and save alot of time.
1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L turn signals VIN: 1GHDT13W9V
As usual, you guys are right on the money. I especially found value in the fact that I could, as pointed out, wiggle the emergency flasher knob and correct the problem. Thanks, Will from Ohio!!! Thanks to all of you!!! I replaced it and have no further prob...
1993 Other European Silver Spur2 6.75L starter relay VIN: SCAZN0ZDXP
Pleased to post a fix on this one.There is an anti theft alarm ecu in the center of the dash.Owner reported he had some under dash repairs done earlier this year.Found plug going to ecu loose.Fix was to reconnect plug,push the little button on the remote and a...
1993 Plymouth Laser 1.8L No Start, no spark
well this car has me baffeled i cannot get spark i replaced ecu per mitchell and dist cap rotor wires another dist with coil from running car all to no change thank you to all who replied if any one can help me i would appreciate it this was all caused by hitt...
1995 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L pcm VIN: 2P4GH2537S
after hour of searching, just to be sure i found no problem wires i did several continuity check assuring my self the problem was the pcm, i replaced it and all is well
2003 Saturn L200 2.2L oil leak VIN: 1G8JU54F43
Thanks for all the help guys. Sometimes it's the simplest jobs that get the best of you. This car had two leaks. We first diagnosed the worst as a trans front seal. Turned out it was a cracked case!!! We put it all back together and then the rear main seal ...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Accel Stall VIN: JT3HP10V0W
after sending vehicle to dealer with no luck, found 1 coil failing after about another 6 hours into it, thanks to all who replieded
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C9Z
The fix was as my update mentioned and actually Brian did tell me so. :-) I did take apart the intake cam on the gear end and it was clean inside. It really wasn't that big a deal, just needed a tamper proof torx plus bit to fit the odd 5 sided torx bolts ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple cyl. misfire), P0302 (Misfire Cyl. 2), P0304 (Misfire Cyl. 4), P0306 (Misfire Cyl. 6), P1351 (VVT Sensor Circuit Range/Performance Problem).
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Airbag Light VIN: 3VWDD21Y43
Thanks for the help. I removed the front bumper/fenders as a unit and the crash sensors were right there. I put 2 new ones in and it's been fine since. I don't know why ALLDATA has it listed the way it does. Can't always take the information systems as gospe...
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