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1996 Audi A6 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUJA84A8T
hello everyone,ihave an audi here that came in making a noise like a bad power steering pump,or like it had no fluid in it(loud whining sound).anyway it turns out it was the transmission,it was full of regular dexron(red)fluid.my question is has anyone seen th...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L car body VIN: WBADT63481
Hello all I have a very sick bmw in the shop. Car had dead battery after the alarm system was activated by some smashing the drivers side mirror. The customer jumped started car form the engine jump posts and thats whem all the problems begain. 1. cental lock...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L parking assist distance VIN: WBAFB33531
hello fellow techs, i have some problem with this x5 if any body can direct me to the right diraction all be greatfull . i have pull the codes on this parking asist system and found four cods for all the sensors in the back i know that all of them can go bad a...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L evaparator VIN: WBAEU334X3
vechile came in with a/c warm,ck pressure -ok 35 lbs evac ,recharge, systems works for approx 15 mins ,then becomes hot (85),no compressor noise. as it becomes warm a loud hissing noise can be heard in cab when vechile cools down a/c becomes operational again....
2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54KX2
Car came in with severe lack of power and codes p0171 lean, and p0131 O2 sensor voltage low. Found severe dirt on MAF wire and very dirty air filter. Changed air and fuel filters and cleaned MAF wire. Car now has plenty of power, so I clear codes and let it go... Trouble codes: P0171, P0131
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L A/C clutch VIN: 1G6KD54Y4W
Anyone seen problems with A/C intermittently cooling on these cars?? Briefly cools but mostly does not. Clutch cycles on and off, but mostly off. I checked the electrical part of the circuit and found a bad clutch diode, so I replaced it, but now the new diode...
1987 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G1JE31W7H
this is a speed density upgrade, this vehicle stumbles or cuts out when appling less than a 1/4 throttle. runs great on hard accell or cruise speeds. we ohmed the injectors, checked tps, map, and maf, no vacuum leaks, no intake leaks. im starting to lean towar...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCDC14H1K
I need help please I have this 89 chevy that acts like it is not getting enough fuel but other times it runs great fuel pressure is of the spray pattern looks ok the coolant sensor has been replaced (not by me) and seems to be reading ok , the tp sensor looks ...
1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP21E7K
This vehicle came into my shop running very rough and idling high. Customer stated that a performance shop installed an LT1 engine with an LT4 camshaft. Horrible butchers!! Customer stated that the pcm is factory and that the performance shop said it was runni... Trouble codes: 26 (Quad Driver 1 fault), 43 (ESC Module or circuit fault)
1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, backfire at t-body VIN: 1GCDK14KLE
Hello all, This 1990 chevy k1500 will run great 99% of the time. Customers concern is when giving gas, stalls. I was able to duplicate this for about 10 minutes. If you step on the gas it really bogs, and stalls. In the shop if I snapped the throttle kept it ...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCCT13W5N
this one is putting me back to eating hot dogs. 1992 blazer 4.3w. it has been everywhere and now it is here. a dealer replaced the pick up coil, ignition module, ecm, harness to cpi unit and the coil. at first when i got the vehicle it just wouldn't start. so ...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDU06L0P
hi this van has problem when it run for 15 minut it make very black smoke the tail &the engine stall when you trun it over it trun but dosnot start when it gets very coold &you start it sometime it start sometime it dosnot&i check fuel presure it ok,i have pul... Trouble codes: 14 (coolent sensor)
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19R3T
The reason I replaced some of these components is this. Crank sensor tested bad with ohm meter, fuel pump would not hold pressure without pinching return line, spark plugs were corroded shut, plug wires were burned, and fuel pressure regulator was plugged at v... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire detected)
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Starting VIN: 1GCCS1947W
Hey there guys, I have this S-10 that came in for a grinding noise. The customer had replaced the starter himself and used a "Auto chain" not reputable for dealing with shops- if you know what I mean... Anyway, this is a intermittent problem. What seems to hap...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L ac compressor VIN: 1G1ND52TXW
thanks in advance guysthis malibu came in no ac compressor did not run put guages on plenty of pressure no power at compressor scan tool shows ac demand says no switch on dash sometimes blinks pwer at compressor relay jump relay still no pwer at ac comp pulled...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52T3W
Hello all, I need your expertise! This Malibu came to us after work done at another shop. Owner said that car was missing and so took car to another shop (while in a different city) plugs, coil tower, plug boot kits and coils replaced. Owner said that other s... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel Trim System Rich)
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L a.c. blower VIN: 2G1WW12E32
This car is my wife's car so you know i am need help badly any information i can get is much appriciated.The blower motor will not work sometimes it will work only when it wants to I changed resistor and blower motor I am thinking it might be ignition switch b...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1G1JC52F64
I have this 2004 Cavy that is causing major problems. It is terrible throttle response both in park and going down the road. Once the RPMs Get to 3000 it takes off and does just fine. The car came in 27000 miles OVER DUE on an oil change. We then put plugs and...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L guages VIN: 1GCEK14X74
Hey guys, Im a Ford guy mostly but one of our fleet customers has this one Chevy truck that none of the guages work. The tachometer and speedometer both work and the digital mileage/information center works, but none of the 4 guages on the right, volt meter, o...
2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L ABS light VIN: KL1TD56606
I have an ABS light comming on intermittently and also get a peddle vibration at a lower speed stop as if a wheel is locking up and the ABS pump applies. The Snap on scanner (Solus) will not comunicate with the ABS system. Can not get codes. Light comes on and...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L cooling fans VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
Help chrysler techs.We have a 01 pt cruiser that the cooling fan wont come on in a/c position,when the motor reachesn a certain temp fan comes on anf a/c works fine.Have checked all relays and fuses all ok.Seems like were not getting a comand to turn fan on wi...
1989 Dodge D250 5.9L power steering pump VIN: 1B7KE268XK
I have a dodge truck with a diesel engine. We replaced the power steering pump a couple months back due to broken shaft at 116507 mile. The truck came back in with same problem at 118878 miles. we replaced the pump and all was good for only about 40-50 mile an...
1997 Dodge B3500 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 2B5WB35ZXV
this vehicle cuts out only when its in reverse driver great in drive Trouble codes: P0320, P1391
1997 Dodge Caravan 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 2B4FP25B7V
97 Caravan 2.4 automatic. Vehicle runs ok briefly then power drops off with some popping back. Check eng light comes on with code P0132. Cycling the key will restore power briefly. Replaced o2 sensor, removed and checked engine harness, checked all connections... Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 sensor voltage high B1S1)
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L limp mode stuck in 2nd VIN: 2B4GP44RXV
First off thanks for taking time to give some guidance.I am having some problems with this caravan.It is stuck in 2nd gear with no shift at all.My codes under engine on my scan tool is code 45...tcm module.I have replaced the module with no change...Under the ...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L alternator VIN: 2B3HD56J2W
Customers car would not crank at home. We went and started the car and checked for anything left on and did not find anything. The customer says she played around with everything before we got there and she did not find anything on. She is elderly but drives t...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 2B4GP2432Y
this van has been around town lucky me now i get it.it has no power it sounds like the timing is way retarded.it has had aneww distributer and crank sensor.ichecked timing belt little loose but lined up.any help
2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56J4Y
Car runs rich on right bank all the time.Sensors readings look ok.Switched o2 sensors from right bank to left bank same thing.Compression is good in all cylinders.Right side plugs sooty left side plugs clean. New plugs before we got it.If you do and injector b... Trouble codes: P0172, P0303
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L compressor engagement VIN: 4B3AG52H72
this status has a blinking ac indicator and when you turn ac on the compressor will engage for 2-3 sec. then disengage and the indicator blinks. this system uses a automatic compressor cotroller behind glove box and a revolution sensor on comp. to detect a loc...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28633
hello all you cummins guys I need some advice .. this 2003 dodge will not start intermittently when hot let it sit overnight and cranks a long time but does start lift pump pressure is good and already has the pump in the tank update. when i look at data the p...
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L Stall VIN: 1ZVLT20A6S
hi everyone, your help is very much appreciated. this is my personal car. ever since i put an engine it this probe, it has had this intermittent stalling problem when comming to a stop in drive. it will only do it if the converter is locked up when coming to a...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Spark VIN: 3RFALPG535
This vehicle came in after overheating, we found coolant in the cylinders and recommended replacing the head. After replacing the head we could not get spark, we first thought it might be the crank sensor, but on this model it is on the bell housing and not ne...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FTHF36F6S
Ok Guys I really need your help I have a 1995 ford e-350 Box van With a 7.3 Power Stroke Diesel No start. This headache came to me a few weeks ago customer said vehicle was sitting for 2 + years. Customer claims that vehicle will only start when Block heater i...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHW26FXV
When I start truck cold or warm the idle changes from 300 to800 rpm constantly. IF I raise idle with gas pedel to 1500 rpm for 8 seconds she idles fine untill I start it again. I would like any help I could get, I usually work on gas jobs. Thanks ED
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L abs VIN: 1FTDF172XV
truck has a brake control on it wired in to the harnes
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTDF1720V
need help from ford tech for this problem. no code in computer, engine idle up and down at idle. replace IAC, no help. at high speed engine run good, but at idle no good. can all tech tell me where to look for this problem. thanks in advance, thoa
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Overdrive VIN: 1FMRU18W4W
Car came in with six codes. Major tune-up fixed 5 of them.Code 1746 is still on after replacing white/yellow wire from ECM to trans. Also replaced Pressure control unit in trans. OD light still goes on and off and vehicle keeps shifting in and out of OD. John
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1137X
This car will start and run fine above about 3000 rpm, but will not idle. There is no resistance or short to gound in the wiring between the PCM and the sensor. Voltage reading at the CMP connector reads 5.8 mV, with the ignition in the on position. ShopKey di... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FTSW31P13
This 6.0 has a problem I have never seen before, But I don't have alot of experience with 6.0's. While driving up hill under load, right before the tranny downshifts out of OD (RPM'S low, high load), the engine will surge, and the exhaust will puff black smoke...
2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU04153
Hi ford techs!!! We have a intermittent problem crank no start. It's when engine is at normal operating temperature all time.Custumer's complain is , he drives vehicle to the market, lets say about 10 minutes later the engine cranks good won't start. We test d...
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Mechanical
Thanks for input from techs with experience on transmission swaps. Can I install a 5 speed transmission from a 1990 3 door Honda DX into the 1993? Will the drive shafts fit the output on the differential? The parts info shows the same clutch pieces on both car...
1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Head or head gasket VIN: 1HGEG8543R
Hi group,I have a tough one,this honda came in with an overheating condition I verified this and found hydrocarbons in the cooling system.I removed the cyl. head and did not see a visible failure.I sent the head to the local machine shop,they pressure tested a...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Readiness monitors VIN: 2HGEJ6674W
Check engine light works properly, no codes stored. O2, cat, evap, readiness monitors won't reset. Went through two driving cycles. No bulletins in AllData related to readiness monitors. Why won't they reset-is there a dealer reflash of the ECM that is necessa...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L battery light VIN: 1HGES16611
this honda has a cotinuous battery light on. the charging system is working fine but the light stays on. 14.5 volts and no battery problem. checked all the wiring from and to the computer, no problem! multiplex control unit has no codes. somebody please help! ...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM72654
This vehicle came in with a shorted battery and no fuel. Misfires were rampant until battery was changed and fuel added. The only codes that were held in memory were the P0300,301,302,303,and 304. This vehicle was being driven by a step child that basically ha... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (misfire cly 1), P0302 (misfire cly 2), P0303 (misfire cly 3), P0304 (misfire cly 4)
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB8ZBX1
This car is setting a code p0446 canister close valve. What I have done was to test the CCV and found it to be working fine, flow, apply B+ and ground then no flow, but a poor repair job to the wiring was found to the valve and resistance to the purge solenoid... Trouble codes: P0446
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L fuel tank VIN: J469GH4871
when your fill the gas tank with fuel it takes 15 min to fill the tank with gas dealer ( parts sold my buddy a check valve that goes in the in let of the gas tank. but i pulled the rubber hose off the inlet of the tank and checked if the check valve moved and ...
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L question VIN: JNKCV51F64
Hey guys I just have a question for anybody that has done a head gasket on this vehicle. Alldata says you have to remove the engine. I just wanted to know if there another way
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L no start VIN: IJ4GW58N2Y
This vehicle was not used for about 5 months. The vehicle had developed an intermittent stalling condition. It stalled 7 times in about 15 miles. The owner was so mad he parked the vehicle for about 5 months. During that time the battery failed. Replaced the b...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
This vehicle has a serious vacuum leak. Vehicle came in last month MIL on codes P0421,P0171,P0174,P0301,P0302, P0305,and P1518. Replaced orignal spark plugs and wires and IMRC module. Vehicle ran good but still was throwing P0421 after monitors ran. Returned l...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, WONT TAKE THE GAS VIN: 4JGAB54E1Y
Why did I take a Benz in for service !!! Here goes... This vehicle is starving for fuel, worse on cold start yet idles good. Upon accel falls on its face... sometimes if gas pedal is slowly pushed rpm's will come up to the rev limiter and run good. Fuel presur...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L overflow VIN: 1MELM55U2V
Cutomer towed car in for a coolant leak. Found that cooling system empty, filled cooling system started car ran for about ten minuts and purged coolant out cap, with a banging coming from passenger side of radiator. Replaced water pump as a sugestion to me sam...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MEHM55S22
Hello to one and all. We have this mercury sable, 3.0 dohc. Intermitantly it will stall out at a light. In the shop, we get a manual reading of 30lbs of fuel pressure, however on our scanner it shows a reading of 40 lbs. This system does not have a fuel return...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AL54F4V
fellow members, help please!!! this is one of those do it yourself customers. he did a head gasket on it and said it ran good for a couple days. supposedly crank sensor went out and he replaced it. then ran rough and got cam sensor codes so he replaced cam sen... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No movement any gear VIN: 4A3AC54H01
The owner was driving vehicle in 'D' and the vehicle quit moving. The check engine lamp came on and the 'N' indicator on the instrument cluster started to flash. Customer disconnected battery before I arrived so there are no trouble codes stored. The vehicles ...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L engine
I have a question about engine vibration at idle in drive.Is it possible that the balance belt is out of time on this car causing this vibration? The motor mounts dont seem to be that bad.The owner said that is has got worse over a period of time.This is the s...
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.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L engine/no start VIN: JN8DR09Y11
no start -cust. used valet key and set codes p1610, p1615 anti-theft. my genesis doesn't have the correct software. does anyone have another method of resetting without going to the dealer??
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Abs, slip, tcs lights on VIN: JN1CA31A51
Stumped on this one, I've got a 01 Maxima , the Abs, slip and tcs lights come on right away, I've tried to pull the codes - Genisys tells me to ground pin 8 while turning ignition on, however I only get a code after grounding pin 9. my code is 31 which comes u...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Hey everyone, having some trouble with this car. Vehicle came in with MIL on and P1140. Checked for batt. voltage at term.3 (white wire) w/ key on and running. Batt. voltage is present to sensor. Checked the ground, and cleaned grounds at intake. Continuity pr... Trouble codes: P1140 (intake valve timing control position sensor)

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1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G1JC34T3R
Thank you all for your replies. We fixed the car today - Thank you David [...] - Right on the button. The stall at idle and poor accel was caused by a soft and cracked vacuum hose that was tee'd into the MAP sensor line. (interestingly it never showed up ...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 5.7L lean VIN: 3GNGK26R6T
after consulting with other techs and high performance enthusiasts, and all you guys help I have concluded that this is a normal condition. because they are cheap headers and are very thin. also sinse it will not happen under a load or driving.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Power !!!! VIN: 1GCGK29UXX
Checked battery cables, all is well there. Replaced battery with a Delco. Unit has not acted up since. I still think it will act up again when the weather changes, but for now its fixed. Thanks for all the quick replies. IATN Rocks!!!
1999 Chevrolet C1500 LS 5.7L Low Beams VIN: 1GCEC19R5X
Well, the best and "safest" fix was to replace the entire multifunction switch assembly (it comes with the affected wiring sub-harness). The only problem I encountered was the first switch was boxed wrong. The circuit for the brake lights was wired to ground...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L ac alternator radio VIN: 2G1WW12E51
got a dealer bcm had dealer program it, all syptoms are cured. thanks to will from ohio, philip from illinois, david from texas,and david from indiana.I checked power and grounds for volatage drops then got the bcm. thanks you guys helped a lot . nailed it ...
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GCFG15W41
this reply is a bit late, but after testing the tps with a labscope and not seeing any glitches, the code would still set intermittantly. replaced tps and problem gone, i guess my LS 2000 isnt fast enough... Thanks to all who replied for your assistance..
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Surge VIN: 1G1JC52482
Thank you all gentlemen, the cavilier is fixed with your help. I work alone so I sometimes need other ideas when I get stuck. The TPS shares 5 volt reference with the fuel tank pressure sensor and the AC pressure sensor. I dont know why, but I never considere... Trouble codes: P0122.
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, NO POWER,BOGS VIN: 1GNDS13524
Thanks for all the replies. We ended up having to remove the intake to access the fuel rail and injectors for cleaning. The normal 3 part injector service did not clean it out.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic LS 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GCEC14XX7
Well, I received some good responses and tried alot of things, but the fix for this one turned out to be internal engine repair. The # 2 cylinder had a bent exhaust valve. I cannot find the cause of this, and would never have thought of an internal problem wit... Trouble codes: 300 (random/multiple misfire).
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L0T
I will call this a fix even though I haven't put it back on the road yet. My initial question was if I could or needed to program the pcm with after market scan tool. Jesse and Jimmy from Missouri and Bradford form Illinois answered my question. With all the t...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H7V
The Sebring went to the dealer to have the crank sensor scoped,they didn't and just threw a crank sensor at it.When that didn't fix it they offered another guess that there was something wrong with the flex plate.I offered the boss theses two suggestions befor... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermittent cam/crank signal).
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L coolant
After removing timing covers it was apparant that the water pump was causing the leak. Due to the position of the water pump it will leak through the valley and end up dripping down the tranny side. Also replaced O-ring for crossover tube. Thanks for all respo...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7KF2367W
I am ordering a reman pump from my truck. Truck is still running good, it just sputters and sets the P0216 code once about every 1,500 miles. I contacted the guys I know at the Chrysler training center and they are sticking by their guns that the low sulphur... Trouble codes: P0216.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L inst cluster wipers VIN: 1D4GP24R25
Well thank's to everyone that replied. I wish i had something usefull to tell you, but the van is working perfectly now don't know why but it is. Delived back to customer to see if it act's up again
1986 Ford F-150 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14NGN
Thank you the replies. The problem turned out to be the ground going to the computer. When the harness was cleaned and re-wrapped, for some reason this wire was not routed in the harness the correct way. After pulling some of the harness apart I located the wi...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145W
Thank guys was computer, Don't know what else to say but tried a wrecker computer didn't have to flash or anything like that and it worked. Trouble codes: P1512 (intake manifoldrunner control bank1 stuck closed), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire).
1992 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBJ18U5N
Hey, Hey...you guys are great. The problem was the ECM power output to the injector. I followed some suggested advice and took alternate power from the ignition powered alternator wire. Told the customer this was not the "proper" fix (that being a new ECM, but...
1995 GMC Yukon 5.7L abs VIN: 1GKEE13K4S
Thanks for all the help, this has been a real nightmare! turned out to be a bad abs control valve assembly, which was already was replaced with a GM parts. I wanted to make sure the cust. was happy before I closed it. Thanks again for all the good replies!
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG668X1
Thanks to all who replied. Car had contaminated gas.
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L drivetrain VIN: JHLRD78482
I would like to thank every one who responded. After driving this vehicle off and on for over 100 miles it felt like a bad case off tcc chatter. I added "instant chatter fixx" additive by Dr Tranny, and it seem to be about 70% better however you could still fe...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L compressor VIN: JHLRD78472
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Climate control VIN: 5FNRL18623
Thanks to those who replied. After recieving info on the location of the ground wires on the left side of the dash and checking to make sure all was good there, and replies conferming previous test results, I determined that all testing results were accurate ...
1999 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Compressor engagement VIN: KMHVF24N5X
Thanks to all who responded to my SOS. As of today, I am still waiting for this customer to schedule another appointement. Many of you guys seem to think to go for the thermostat, I didn't go there because this car never ran hot while it was in my shop, but wi...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L P/Window VIN: JNKCV54E03
Went in ALL DATA has TSB reset procedure, I got it done. Thanks all you guys.
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JACDJ58V8T
Well, sorry this is late. John from Michigan was right. I unplugged the battery for 10 minutes and it solved all problems.go figure. i am humbled on this one.
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L guages\power windows VIN: 1J46278Y4T
Well it appears that when I replaced the ground terminal on the battery I made the problem worse. I went back and cleaned the cable some more and tightened it up and now every thing seams to be working. My guess is that the body ground on the fender wasn't mak...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Engine VIN: 1J4FY49SXX
Thanks to everyone for all your input on this Jeep. This was my first help request and you guys were extremely helpful. The consensus was that the vehicle overheated and the rings went bad or the head cracked. With a wet compression test the compression came u...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Starting VIN: JM3LV5235N
The charging system problem was a simple alternator replacement and sadly not related to the starting problem. The customer is happy enough with the trick I found to start it which was not to hold the key in crank possition but to crank in short bursts letting...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L wipers/security VIN: WDBEA32E9R
The security thing was easy. Just unlock it from the other door or the trunk. The wipers ended up being the motor. Not much more to add. Thanks to everybody that helped out. I was running the shop by myself that day and was low on patience for intermittent ele...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Compressor clutch VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
I appreciate most of the help i received here is what i now know about these modules...First off the dealer didnt include the key that it also had to be replaced after reprograming this module. Second this is ONLY programable by the factory scan tool as far as...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBKK49F51
thank you all for helping me, but unfortunately i didn't get to fix the car. the customer took back the vehicle and didn't come back yet. many of you techs were telling me that once the maf becomes wet with oil, it has to be replaced, and i really wanted to tr...
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L fuel pump VIN: 3MARM10J8R
thanks everyone for your help. i learned more about fords than ever, turns out it was fuel pump it was so rusty it clogged itself. thanks again all.
1975 Nissan 710 2.0L Timing Chain Tensioner VIN: HLG6200261
A new chain and gearset fixed this vehicle.Even though the book showed how to judge chain stretch,this method did not work. After installation, the clearance was very close to the factory specs. Help broke down into 3 basic suggestions: One: Geoffrey and Broo...
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16Y4T
Thanks to all. This one is fixed. The problem was a bad ground wire. The wiring diagram was wrong as to where the groung was it said right front of engine when it was at the rear of the ALT. Just goes to show u that the OEM info is not allways right. Trouble codes: 705 (Nuetral switch).
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L timing chain area VIN: 5N1AR18W25
Well this vehicle is fixed and shipped. Thanks for all of the replies you guys sent, Stephen from NY was correct. The noise was caused by a worn foot on the secondary timing chain tensioner where the cam chain rides over it. I had to remove the upper intake, b...
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Air flow VIN: 1G2HZ52L1R
Well, the customer decided not to put any more money into the vehicle. I had a few guys tell me to check the programmer and a couple of guys said to check the vacuum. Unfortunely, we will never know. Thanks for all the replies.
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L ABS, VSS Brake light VIN: 308FG08DJF
Ok I tried double checking everything on the system and making sure I set it up for a 4wd I tried to recalibrate the system and still no luck so I talked to the nearest Toyota dealer and they Said it is a stubborn one to calibrate they have 2 differnt types of...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCS21C01
After much pain I found the mechanical part of the thirteen fold panel relay to have shorted. This in turn shorted the fuel pump. Amazingly no fuses were blown. Guess that's because the one power source from the relay center feeds four different fuses. An... Trouble codes: P1225, P1226, P1227, P1228, P1425, P1472.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L valve train VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
Thanks for the many replies, theres good stuff there. so the customer opted not to repair the car at this time, just towed it home. again, thanks to the great iatn folks. Dave
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