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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L pcm VIN: 2HNYD18603
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L wheel bearing VIN: WAUML44E14
Audi was brought in with left rear wheel bearing bad. It made a loud growling noise and the abs light & brake light were on. Replaced bearing and speed sensor which was damaged by the bad bearing. The problem is that we still have no speed signal. We see no re...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L pump VIN: WBAAM5334X
vehicle came in with ABS light on, fault code 71 pump motor, testing with the X431 I can activate the intake valves. My information system (MOD) has no testing or diagnositcs. Any help would be appreciated.
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L battery VIN: WBXPA9341W
Hello bmw techs, we have this bmw that the battery goes dead in about 4 or 5 days .We have installed a new battery. the draw i get is different evry time i have had 330 ma after 2 hours one day. Another day i have had 60 ma after about 2 hours. i have also see...
1990 Buick Reatta 3.8L Brake Pedal, ABS Light VIN: 1G4EC13C6L
Hey guys, Need help again. I am into an antilock brake system I don't know much about. At an idle, when I push the brake pedal, the pedal falls further than normal and the ABS system "grunts" (like the ABS is kicking in.) The brake light and the ABS light are ...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP52L7S
Hey all Thanks for looking. Got this clean low mile never wrecked buick in from another shop. Sets p0321 as soon as engine is started. Somedata gives a simple trouble tree of test pin rb6 at pcm. Should read 5v koeo and 2.5 koer which it does. Results bad pcm... Trouble codes: P0321 (IC circut)
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4CW52KOV
The car came in for a waterpump. I put on the water pump and a new belt. Went to drive the car and the car felt like a missfire above idle. The RPM between 1100 to 1400 is when it is felt. There are no codes or missfire on the counter. The vibrations can be fe...
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WS52M5X
We have this 99 Buick Century. Customer states that the car runs rough at idle on start up, especially when starting the car after a fill-up. Code P1441 is set, purge flow during non-purge. We replaced the purge valve thinking this was faulty, but the code and... Trouble codes: P1441 (Purge flow during non purge)
2005 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Left Blend motor VIN: 1G4CW54K85
This car came in today and is blowing only cold air from left side vents. I replaced left blend motor and IPM module in June and it worked fine. I found out that the blend motor was replaced the year before by dealer and that they would not warranty it because...
1991 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6EL138B5
Car towed in as a no start. Severely flooded. Plugs fouled, gas in oil. No data available on scanner, not sure why. Checked for codes in climate control on board system & got code for shorted map. Replaced plugs, map & changed oil. Car started right up. Runs g...
1991 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCS14R5M
Posting for another shop so I don't have all of the data available. Runs rich at idle with 14" of vacuum. Engine temp was 150, replaced thermostat. Still rich. Smoked the engine block and got smoke out of the throttle body. Replaced the intake manifold gaskets...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L p0161 VIN: 1G1BL52P3T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 96 Impala SS that is in for the light on with a P0161 stored for oxygen sensor heater circuit failure. Where i am confused is this. Alldata is not clear on which of the 4 sensor has the faulty cir... Trouble codes: P0161 (Oxygen sensor heater circuit failure.)
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19R3W
Vehicle is an interminent no start, usually when cold(40-50f). The fuel pump is operating. I have no codes and spark is present. When hooking up a test light there is no injector pulse. The engine will start and die imediatly. No codes and the security light i...
1998 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Comunication VIN: 1GBGC24R3W
Truck came to us with Reject sticker. Failed Massachusetts state inspection. Reason: The machine was not able to comunicate with PCM. We check it out and are able to comunicate fine with our Tech2. The customer brought it to 2 diferent places and we tried the ...
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L motor VIN: 2CNBJ13C1Y
This unit has a bad vibration only at idle, gets worse when in drive with foot on the brake. It actually shakes the vehicle. Goes away instantly above idle. I did not find anything broken, pryed on all the motor and tranny mounts... balancer looks to be intact...
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WX12K2Y
Hey all, Guess it's my week for headaches. When this car came in it had a code B1000 which according to Alldata is a BCM fault, we replaced the BCM and it ran fine for about 5 minutes then started doing the same thing again (running horribly, check engine ligh... Trouble codes: U1000 (Loss of class 2 serial communication)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK13U91
This truck came in with the complaint of stalling and power loss. the check engine light had come on. We scanned the computer and had a code p0300 in memory. Freeze frame data showed the ST fuel trim bnk 1 at -35% LT at -14%, bnk 2St 3% and LT at 0%. bnk 1 pw ... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNDX03E02
This truck is from a local scrap yard. They swapped the engine with the same year and size (3.4). This engine has 33,000 miles and has great performance with 02 staying at 900mv at WOT. This is a trusted scrap yard. At times when accelerating from a dead stop ...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBHG31R92
im stumped on this one fellas this express van has got only 5 volts to the fuel pump. not the pressure sensor the fuel pump if i jump 12volts to the pump the pump works (can hear it humming) ive called around and everyone says that i should have battery voltag...
2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L ps pump VIN: 2G1WH55K74
this customer came to my shop with a power steering pimp noise.it sounds like the system is air bound.the car had a pump put in it because the original one had failed.she went back to original repair shop who installed pump to complain about the noise.they ins...
2005 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15X85
van came in with po102 - maf sensor/ circuit problem. replace the maf sensor and air hose, still did the same thing. check for vacuum leak with smoke machine and none were found. replace the maf sensor again and program pcm, acted the same thing. replace pigta... Trouble codes: P0102
2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GT64L4Y
Customer has replaced purge solenoid & finally has given up because P1495 Leak detection pump solenoid continous to reappear. All three codes were in the pcm when it came time for his emission test.He is finally ready to pay someone to diagnose his problem. Af... Trouble codes: P1495 (leak detection pump solenoid)
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L key fob VIN: 1C3EL56U81
Does any one know how to program the key fob on this car? thanks Bill
1984 Dodge D150 5.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7GD14T3E
When I drive this truck it accelerates fine and starts fine when under load like traveling up a hill or when I reach 35 mph the engine will stall if I don't let off the throttle. I have tested and replaced a multitude of components. I have exhausted my knowled...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1B4HS28Y9X
Okay, I have another headache. This Thing has a re-occuring P0132 code. Most of the time it runs normal, especially while driving... But after sitting at idle for a few minutes... it will start to surge and then will trigger the code... then Idle returns to no... Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 sensor 1/1 high voltage), P0???
1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L steering column VIN: 1B4HR28Y6X
Vehicle has a loud popping noise in steering column behind wheel, found TSB#19-05-99 that has a procedure for loosening column and repositioning mounts. Tried that and no difference, tried it again and found if I leave the column loose it goes away, it only po...
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 1D7HG48N63
This truck came in not shifting 2-3 or 3-4. Pulled the pan and found no debris. Changed the valve body and TCM, had no effect on the problem, speed sensors tested o.k but I switched them back to front and front to back, this changed nothing. The line pressure ...
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4 5.7L Horn VIN: 1D7HU18276
Does anybody know the Horn Chirp Disabling procedure for this car. I have the procedure from Mitchell till 2004, but this doesn't seem to work for a 2006 car, I guess they changed it. In our country it's forbidden to let the horn chirp when you're (un)locking ...
1984 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDKE30LXE
any help on this one would be appreciated. failed for hc's at idle. scoped ignition and all looks o.k. boss requested replacing plugs, rotor and carb. rebuild. customer agreed. no change in the numbers. no vacuum leaks that i can find. did a compression test a...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L 1-2 Shift, 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FDKF37M4P
This vehicle comes from a transmission shop that rebuilt the trans and replaced VSS. Transmission Shifts very hard, and at 15 to 30 MPH Shifts Up & Down. Code 29 VSS Sets as soon as vehicle reaches 5 MPH. Speedo & odometer are working, speedo needle is steady ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A1R
I have a ranger that sets a 223 code,also misfires under load.It will not miss at all in neutral.We did put a new ignition module in about a year ago.I have seen about 2 of these trucks all my life.any help would be great. Jon Trouble codes: 223 (Loss of Dual plug input control)
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMDU34X8S
Greetings all. I rebuilt this 4r55e 24,011 miles and almost one year ago. It came back in with OD light flashing but all gears still functional. Resistances on solenoids are within spec. EPC was replaced at rebuild. Steady acceleration to around 50 mph and hol...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHW26F2V
This truck will not start in the mornings at an altitude of over 8000 ft unless you leave the block heater plugged in overnight. It will start fine at anything lower than that no matter the temp, even down to 0. Once started it will run and re-start all day, e...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX0865W
Need Help From The Ford Tech's. We Are Trying To Help Another Shop. They Replaced The Engine On This Ford Truck With A Engine From A 2000 Town Car. The Engine That Was In The Truck Was A Code 6, The Engine Out Of The Town Car Is A Code W. This Truck Has Poor I...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L left F speed sensor VIN: IFTNX21S4Y
Customer wanted ABS light checked. Scanned vehicle and retreived code for LFwheel sensor. Road tested with scanner connected and verified the LF sensor to be bad. Now you have to remove the hub to replace the sensor. I removed the locking hub, removed a snapri...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L fuse #19 VIN: 1F5NX21LX1
I have a 2001 f-250 that has a intermitent short in the ciruit that fuse #19 (passenger compartment fuse box) feeds. I have checked for water intrussion in the gem module,but everything appears ok there.the schematic that shop key shows is very vague.any help ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTRW08L92
Hello , this ford pickup will die intermently. It has happened three times. When it dies,it will crank over fine. The theft light will flash all the time.The customer said if you wait long enough ,it will start.It has only happened to me once. The scanner had ... Trouble codes: U1262 (testing and results)
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Fuel trim VIN: 1FAHP36392
This Focus is a well maintained (by me)vehicle. Check engine light came on, lean bank one. Performed a tune up checked for vaccum leaks (no smoke machine) and found a pipe to the very lower back of the intake possibly leaking. I sealed that up and drove the ve... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L trans temp gauge VIN: 1FTF3O506E
the trans temp gauge cycles from hot to cold and the check gauges message appears. this usually happens at around 60 mph. the problem is intermittant. replaced trans temp sender in valve body. checked wiring to pcm, ok. checked with several local dealers to se...
1998 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GDDM19W7W
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Charging VIN: 1HGCB9851M
battery light came on, headlights dimmed, happened once on a long drive. this is my car, anything besides the alt i should look at?
1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L shifting VIN: JHRMA1878S
hello honda people, i have this odessey which is in good shape and maintained well. on occassion it will not shift into park for customer. i have seen it but not sure if trans or cable or shift. after shuting car off it will work fine till it happens again. no...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Hesitation VIN: KMHCG45C61
hi to every one reading this message and thanks to all of you. this car starts normal running good! but off and on when accelerating falling on her face.data stream shows every thing normal. acceleration sensor`s resistance is wihtin the range. thank y... Trouble codes: P0134 (o2 sensor /voltage .02 before cat.), P0441 (gas cap loose)
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF25S81
car comes in owner says not down shifting. drops off car.we test drive and notice problem is lack of power-severe.call and tell customer we scan no codes.he said he had a freind do the timing belt.it broke the week before.we recheck tining belt job.it was 4tee...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L blend doors VIN: 1J4HR58N05
not cold enough on passenger side blend door moving full motion when controled by passenger control also have removed motor and manuel tested
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KNDJA723XY
The vechile left running good. three weeks ago it came back on a wrecker for stall and no start but when it got here it started, run basic tests everythings good could not get it to stall checked electrical connection didn't find any problems.scoped crank & ca...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A21
hello to all you techs, im running into a problem with this 2001 lincoln ls with a 3.9l. this vehicle 'drove' in with a dead hole and strong smell of gas. i found fuel injector #8 dumping fuel. the injector was bad so i replacded it. the vehicle continued to m... Trouble codes: B1676 (eatc), U1147 (hec), U1262 (mc)
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Drive , M2 VIN: 1YVGF22C1W
Vehicle towed in, customer complaint: felt bang then no forward gear, engine revs up. No forward holding in D or M1, Engages Reverse and appears to hold. Diagnosis was broken internal, so unit was removed and reconditioned with a new clutch and seal kit, also ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Stall VIN: WBDCA33D6H
Car come in for die and no start- check fuel pressure, found fuel pump relay not staying grounded, unplugged a/c compressor and car cranked, plug compressor in and car dies. Have replaced fuel pump relay and a/c control relay, leave compressor unplugged and tu...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA32W2R
I need a help from Mercedes Bosch HFM gurus Efi engine wiring was bad. A lot of typical shorted wires because broken insulation. After assembling a new oem wiring engine worked very well but after warming up some minutes shutted down cylinder 2 and 5. After r... Trouble codes: 058 (Ignition stage 2 T1/2 cyl 2 discontinuity), 059 (Ignition stage2 T1/2 cyl 3 discontinuity)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Unknown VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
hi all techs this josh i have this ml in the shop. it keeps codeing a p0170 and p0173, put new air mass meters on about 3 times. 4th time put mb air mass meter on from dealer. still codeing the same 2 codes. checked all air tubes and passages, could not find a...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBJF65J61
vehicle idles rough every time it comes to a stop, it gets worse when you start the car in the mornings, the mil is not on but it had a code p0171 for a lean condition, but vehicle runs fine on crusing, take off , under load, until it comes to a stop, sometime... Trouble codes: P0717
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L instrument cluster VIN: WDBRF64J41
The vehicle battery coes dead overnight. I suspect it is the instrument cluster, but here's how i came about it. I checked all the usual suspects first: the seat modules one at a time and the the overhead control panel, and all three at the same time. While it...
2002 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L cooling fan VIN: 4M27V14T02
Afternoon everyone, Got this villager in here that im having prblems with. The cooling fan cycles rapidly with a/c on. Fan cuts off and pressure quickly rises to over 325, then the fan kicks in and drops to 200 quickly. When I pull the plug on the dual pressur...
1987 Mitsubishi Starion ESi-R 2.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JA3CC54N1H
This 87 Starion ESIR is a 2.6L turbo. Engine appears to hesitate and misfire under heavy load mostly in 4th and 5th gear. Fuel pressure under these condition was normal (46 psi) We replaced all ignition parts including spark plugs, wire set, dist. cap, rotor, ...
1986 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8L discharge line VIN: 1G2PG9793G
I have Fiero here with a leak in the aluminum discharge line that runs under the body from front to rear. I was wondering if anybody knew of any aluminum line repairs other than welding that would fix this line. (I can get a brass compression fitting, but I do...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No Radio VIN: YS3ED48E9X
I had a very infrequent fault with this car spontaneously flashing the hazard flashers while parked or driving which I narrowed down to the DICE module. To be sure I installed a used DICE module and the flasher fault is gone, but the DICE module contains the a...
1985 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN61D0F
Vehical came in with a start and run for about two seconds and die. I have spark but no injector pulse. Computor and known good distributor installed. Condition now is spark and no injector pulse. Won't run at all now. Trouble codes: 11 (Tps voltage)
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3AC22S6M
have highnox reading standard in indiana is 3.00 and my reading is 5.22can any one help please thanks
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1CF22P4X
This vehicle came in with a running rough, black smoke, exhaust leak, blinking check engine light, no power. Checked the basics, code lead to rear bank misfire. This vehicle has the coil over on the front of the engine and wires going to rear cylinders, checke... Trouble codes: P0300 (Mutiple Misfire), P0301 (Clyinder 1 Misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire)

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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L engine VIN: JH4DC53093
Not through with job yet but thanks to David and Vien for the web sites they are very useful. The customer has elected to go with a intake from Full Throttle Motorsports that will let RSX throttle plate work on the TSX motor. And go with the RSX oil pump and o...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L compression VIN: WBAGH83421
Update: Per the customers request we replaced the engine with a used one. I am in the process of disassembly to inspect what caused the failure. I want to thank all who replied to my help request. Nasser
1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L MIL Lamp on, theft warning VIN: 1G6EL12Y4W
Pcm I knew power and grounds were ok at the dlc and that there was data. Decided to send vehicle to a local shop with the ability to reprogram modals. Thought maybe the low voltage from the defective alternator had wiped out the programming they condemned th...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Anti-theft VIN: 1G6DM57784
Sorry for the late reply. We checked, double and triple checked everything that was suggested in your replies. Keys were original (PK3) keys. Transponder ring was clean, connectors were good. Checked ground cable etc. Everything looked good. After severa...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on, low power light on VIN: 3GNEC16T33
I didn't really get a lot of help on this one, but one said to check powers and grounds. He was on the money. I found out after I posted this that it has had an engine put in it just before all of this began. Ah Ha! I began looking on the back of the block... Trouble codes: P1518 (Throttle actuator control).
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1C4GP64L5W
Greetings, Many, many thanks to all who replied! You guys are great! Special thanks to Nathan from Illinois, Duane from Alaska,and Harold from Maine. With your help I'm going to tackle it this weekend. Again Cheers PAtrick
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF26D4V
Thanks for all the replies, the PCM just needed the VIN to be entered into it, used a Snap-on red brick. The PCM on this vehicle as far as I could tell is not bussed into any other modules, the ABS, Airbag, and Antilock are all wired seperate. The diesel truck...
2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1C3ES46CX1
This car is not fixed - customer not willing to spend dollars to put a new PCM into vehicle. Had six replies of which five agreed that it probably requires a new PCM. Everyone also agrees that you can not take a used PCM and transfer it to another vehicle due ... Trouble codes: P0601 (pcm internal controller error).
1993 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L glow plug VIN: 2FDLF47M7P
Thanks guys all tips were helpful. however , I ended up welding a 5/16 nut over the remaining 1/4 inch of glow plug. this allowed me to get it turning with the help of some penetrant. I got a good grasp on the nut with vise grips and kept twisting, spraying an...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTHE24H6S
thanks for all the replies . discovered that this vehicle had been running this way for four months.had been at another shop,so before this information we were not looking for incorrect firing order . this is a fleet vehicle with multipul drivers .we still ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L converter? VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
Converter was the problem, thanks to everyone. I guess there is just something that breaks inside that does not effect operation. Thanks again!
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L timing chain
well its finished i did not have the tools for the engine but i held the cams with an 18mm wrench to keep them from slamming back after i released the tensioner. pretty easy after that i did have a problem with the ford valve cover gaskets they were a pain ...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR1OD23
Thanks to all for the help. I changed the MAF sensor and thing got alot better but still having problems. I called the customer to explain the trouble i was having and they said to replace the plugs and wires and fuel filter...i did and it was fixed... Trouble codes: P2014, P0316, B1600, P0300, P0302, P0304.
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L oil pump VIN: 1FDXE45P34
Thanks to all who replied. Mike from Fresno suggested cranking the engine longer, so with battery boosters on high and watching ICP and desired ICP on the scantool the high pressure pump finally got oil and eventually started. However after engine was shut off...
2006 GMC Sierra 3500 SL 6.6L shifting
cleaned grounds and repluggedin connector to transfer case and ebcm. shudder is caused by axle wrap up from lift and soft springs. waiting for traction bars to fix that. thanks for your replies. Trouble codes: 0562 (cruise control), 0827 (tap up down switch), U1041.
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Surge VIN: 1HGEJ116XP
We found the PCM was bad, customer declined repair,shipped it.thanks for the help. Trouble codes: 01 (O2 Sensor or Circuit Problem), 02 (Rear O2 sensor or circuit problem), 03 (MAP sensor electrical problem), 04 (Crank circuit of TDC crank sensor), 05 (MAP sensor mechanical problem).
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S52
Great! Fixed with just 2 time tranny flushes. The fluid was extremely dirty, completely black, look like engine oil. After the first flush, it was still black. In the begining of the flush, the fluid did not flow; so, we flushed first the tranny cooler line. T...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Compressor VIN: KM8SC13D82
Most everyone said it was the thermistor and you were correct. Therodore was the first with the answer and I got his reply about 10 minutes after post. Now the rest of the story... Mitchell Repair said the thermistor should read either 0v or 12v but that is no...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Stall VIN: JACDJ58X2X
didnt get much help on this one some suggested check for vac leak when problem occured which was at starting after hot soak ive never seen a vac leak only at starting but hey you never know. I already smoked intake & with fuel trim #s close to zero no leak ru...
1995 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4FT2857S
Gentlemen a lesson learned- I will from now on always brand/mark & take a picture of any part I send out for whatever reason. It turns out that the flywheel sent to the machine shop was not the one that came back - same car theirs was automatic. To all of you ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Right Bank
I wound up replacing both hydraulic tensioners as well as suggested, and all is well. Thanks much for your advice!
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L door lock VIN: SALTY12491
customer took the truck to the dealer to repair the old bcem .because they repair the old one reprogramme not require.thanks to the techs who reply
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Alternator VIN: 4F2CZ94183
Thanks to all who answered my request. The fix was to replace the regulator in this alternator. Mazda uses the same alternator but two different methods of powering the regulator. If the alternator has a two wire plug with a light green / red wire and a black ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L 4matic operation, hydraulic pressure switch VIN: WDBED90E9P
After further testing, found out the replacement oil pressure switch from the dealer was bad. (contacts are normally closed with no pressure and should open up above 150 psi.) Tested pressure at the switch port and had 400-450 psi.(normal range is 362-522 psi)...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L hydraulic brakes VIN: WDBUF83J04
Thank you for the repplies, This car needs to go to the dealor for warranty repair, we told customer that we would take it still waiting for the customer to bring it back. MB tech told me before you do the brakes he would need to hook up scanner to make system...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBTJ75J55
We sent the car to the dealer, beleiving either the srs control unit must be recoded or the retractor may have to be programmed to the car, either way we could not do it with our scanners. Thanks for all of the replies
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L ac light flashes VIN: 4A3AE75H93
Hello everyone and thanks for the replies that i did get. The flashing light on these is an indicator that the RPM sensor is sensing slippage of the clutch/belt. This can be because of bad sensor or circuitry, or in fact a loose belt. We retightened the be...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N4DL01D4X
Thanks to all I can call this a fix. I verified that cam timing did jump. Since I am just getting back to work after knee surgery, I am going to have to ship this elsewhere for the repair. Have a great weekend!
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on, trans limp VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L starts and stalls
Well thanks to all the replies I think I tried every suggestion at least once... I found out that these vehicles have a problem with losing or having intermittant ground problems there is a ground wire on the bell housing towards the front of the car and also ...
2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L rear brake light VIN: 1GMDXO3EX2
The concensus of the replies was the whole rear assembl needsed o be relplaced.This was done & the light has not failed since.
2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L starter VIN: 1G2ZG55886
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I recieved numerous replies about this one and many stated that igntion switches were problematic with these cars. Our ignition switch tested ok. What we found was that when it would act up, if we moved th...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Engine VIN: WP0JB0925J
Many of the replies had concerns of poor quality water pump impellers, so I pulled the pump to find a good impeller. It was not a waste of time since I did find three defective t-belt rollers. One response suggested that the thermostat plate that blocks off th...
2000 Saturn SC2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G82Y1271Y
the passage wre stopped up in the head some time it helps to talk to the custmer your self come to find out he just bought the car i found out it had a junk yard motor in it thanks for the help Trouble codes: 410 (sec air).
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L expansion valve VIN: JT2AE09V6S
Thanks to all who replied, and thanks to Mr. Young fot the phone call. Most replies seemed to go back and forth between chaging through high side and low side, I do have a Robinair machine and decided to charge through the low side with engine off and high sid...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L timing chain tensioner VIN: WVWAC23B21
s car is finally running good and no nosies.Car came in with tensioner rattling on cold start lasted few seconds ( bulletin says its normal, but new tensioner does not make that noise) laud rattle would return when fully warmed up oil pressure was 22psi at tha...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: WVWSP61J63
customer had to have vehicle and has not returned for furhter testing. replies ranged from running veh for 1/2 hour after replacing filter to restriction in the supply system. Advised customer that the next step was to remove the fuel pick-up in the tank and i...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B83
Thank all for your help, vacuum gauge test found noisy timing chain tentioner. After replacment and change to proper weight oil, engine is much quieter. We found some loose brackets, gave car back to customer and is driving. We have not had reply from customer... Trouble codes: 16712 (Knock sensor signal to high).
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5710S
This Volvo had no command from the ecm to the fuel pump relay either when keyed up or cranked. I found no circuit faults. The fault would occur one in five starts but the engine would always start eventually. The pump on this car, like most should run for 5 se...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS53D81
Thanks for all the replies and suggestions, you're going to love this one. The shop decided to reorder another pump from the local dealer. When they did another part number [...] came up they just got it in and looks exactly like the old one they pulled out...
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