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1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Cannot Charge VIN: WAUAA88G2V
To whom it may concern; It would be great if someone can help me with this one. I am having trouble recharging the air conditioning. According to Alldata the only service port is the high side. I have never experienced this before. I followed the directions to...
1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUAA88G9W
Car came in for some basic heater hoses ,ck eng.lt ,ect. codes where p01106 po401 po171 po174 found vac leaks ect repaired cleared codes test ran ok. no codes at time.moved car in shop .then had a crank no start. ck. All fuses all ok, scan for codes no codes ,...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L shift, speedo VIN: WAUED64B61
hello all, vehicle came in with mil on and speedo works on light accell, when giving gas to accell speedo will fall on it face. with scanner hooked up and driving scanner data will show same speed as speedo. we then proceeded to replace vss and test drove. sen...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E14
This one has got us. Car came in with check engine light flashing and idling poorly. Car will idle well for about one to two minutes after start-up, then start missing. Can discern no boost from the turbo. Pulled codes with Vag-Com. Codes are listed below. Ins... Trouble codes: 17705 (P1297 Pressure drop between turbo throttle), 16684 (P0300 Random misfire all cylinders), 16685 (P0301 cyl 1 misfire codes for all other cylinders also), 17544 (P1136 fuel trim too lean)
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L instrument cluster VIN: 4USCJ3320V
Hi: I have a Z3 here that won't let me fix it. It came in with an inop cluster after being stored. Indicator lights work, illumination works, mileage display very dim. no gauges. I have checked powers and grounds on everything, connected to the cluster and dis...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L ABS warning light on VIN: WBAAN37411
All of a sudden, ABS/DSC warning light on with two faults present: 5DF4 (board net voltage); 5E43 (steering angle sensor. These are hard codes that won't reset. I checked fuses, connections & wiring with no results. I sent the ABS controller out for repair...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No crank VIN: 5UXFA53593
Customer came in to have charging system checked. They left the vehicle running, so when I went to test I never had to start it. I checked alternator voltage, good at 14.07 volts. I did not check amperage output though. No warning lights were on on the dash pa...
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L compressor VIN: 1G6CD515XJ
Hey you cadi guys out there. I really need some help on this problem child car came in with a/c inop.pulled codes had code for low freon in system. Had r-12 in it talked customer into retro fitting system to r-134-a on initial exam.found evap.leaking and compr...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L ip panel VIN: 1G6KD52Y4T
this vehicle was repossed and a lock smith came out and cut a new key for this and vehicle started fine for a few days and than parked vehilce and it would not start,checked for trouble codes only codes found were p1604 loss of instrument panel cluster serial ...
1998 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1G6ET129XW
the problem i am having is very randomly the idle will begin to climb to around 2500 rpm. when i say random it could be a month before it happens, or it could be the next day. there are no codes for high idle, or anything else for that matter. every pid looks ...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L a/c clutch VIN: 1G6KD54Y5X
hey caddy gurus, this one came from another shop. they cannot get the a/c clutch to engage. it will only engage if the a/c control relay is grounded (circuit 459 dark green/white). the system has the correct amount of freon in it. they put new gm pcm and a/c m...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2GCEK19K4R
hello everybody hope u can help me i got this 94 cheve p/k 5.7l the problem is that the vehicle stalls in gear this is what happens i got 15 psi in fuel (tbi) no vacuum leaks good spark. no codes the vehicle would stay running in park but at soon as the vehicl...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W2V
we got it in off the wrecker and at first it didnt have very hot fire at the plugs, we checked the cap and it was burnt and so was the coil wire, replaced both of them parts and problem is still not corrected.
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Fuel Guage VIN: 1GCGG25R2V
This vehicle came into our shop with turn signal and brake lights not working properly, and marker lights partially working. The turn signals and flashers would flash very raplidly on driver side and rapidly on passenger side. The fuel guage was also fluctuati...
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Stall VIN: 1GCCS1444W
This vehicle came in running with #2 cylinder misfire. After diagnosing the vehicle we replaced the ECM with a used unit. Now it starts and runs on all 4 cylinders but only for about 6 seconds. We have tried the reprogramming protocol several times. We replace... Trouble codes: U1016 (loss of class two communication), P1629 (no fuel enable signal)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L several items
Hello, and help! I really try not to post a request until I am bald. I'm there. Truck comes in for MIL. Not on when I get into truck, radio is on(key in hand) but low fuel light is on, gauge reads walk, power windows inop, power mirrors inop. History DTC's are...
1999 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L hard start VIN: 1GBKC34J0X
this is a hand me down from another shop (they closed ) ( i am going to work at wendys ) cold it starts fine, after it has been driven it is a hard start truck ( extended crank time ) i put a fuel pressure reg. in it as it was a leaker, there is no codes store...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19W6Y
all codes set at same time vehicle will go days and run fine then codes set vehicle will not go over 50 mph never happened for us but freeze frame data shows tp voltage 0 checked tp sensor iat sensor evap vent all look good checked over wiring for short to gro... Trouble codes: P0122, P1122, P0112, P1112, P0446
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: W1YE278955
Being a Dodge tech, I'm stumped. Truck came in for rough running, stalls on accel, has very "ripe exhaust" and very low fuel economy. After repairs, rough idle is gone, but all other problems still exist. Problems occur more frequently when cold and seem to me...
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L blower motor VIN: 1Y1SK52841
Help we have this prizm that is not playing nice. It came in with only high speed on the blower fan,(does not work on 1,2 settings) inspected and found a burnt blower resistor circuit board, replaced resistor and still only had high blower. Checked fuses good,...
2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNEL19W11
We have a vibration when turning. transfer case was replaced at customers request based on other shops diagnosis. vibration is not there in reverse and does seem to come and go in drive. mostly when accelerating and turning. suspect encoder motor keeping front...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF52E02
good morning techs i have a 2002 impala here with a strange problem. the vehicle will not start after filling fuel tank. wait approx 30 mins car will start and run no problem. no codes found, no tech bulls found. is it possible that it could be as simple as a ...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Battery light VIN: 1G1ND52J72
Vehicle originally came in with a no crank caused by a dead battery. Replaced battery and everything checked out good in the charging system. Vechicle came back with the complaint of the battery light coming on intermittently. Testing the charging system revea...
1996 Chrysler Intrepid 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3HH46T4T
This intrepid come to us on the towing ,the car starts and we have to push on the gas to make the engine run and even if it run it run really beadly until 4000 rpm ,at this rpm the engine sound well but until we realesse the gas it will dye.my fuel pressure is...
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 LX 2.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL46U31
I got this Chrysler Sebring that is losing the cam signal, codes P0340 & P1391. I started the car this morning & it started up normal & had both cam & crank signals present at the PCM. It seemed to run fine driving down the road. After the road test, I pulled ... Trouble codes: P0340 (no cam sensor signal at pcm), P1391 (intermittent loss of cam sensor signal)
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B4GP44R9T
Got one for you Chrysler Tech's.A 1996 Grand Caravan was brought to me that had had it's 3.3 motor replaced with a'2002 3.3 from the boneyard.It has good fuel pressure,injector pulse,but is only firing on the #2 and #5 cylinder from the coil pack.There are no ...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L communications VIN: 2B3GD56F5T
Hoping you Mopar guys have seen this one. This Intrepid goes to limp mode at the 2-3 gear change. No communications with TCM, no ECM trouble codes. ECM does communicate. I've verified power (constant, IGN and Start), ground and continuity of CCD BUS lines. I...
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L No Start, blown fuse #10 VIN: 1B3ES42C6X
Hey Dodge people, I have a Neon that is blowing fuse #10 which is for the ECU, ABS, EGR, Evap., fuel pump. It will blow after about 4-6 days and only on the freeway. We have replaced the fuse a few times but everytime the veh. comes into the shop we cannot rep...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L freon level ac performance VIN: 2B4GP74L62
can anyone help with this van any ideas will be greatly appreciated it has been here many times as you can see about 1 week apart each time front evaps have been replaced twice and the rear one once have been over every line and all parts with electronic leak ...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SXT 3.5L engine noise VIN: 2B3HD56GX4
Looking for help with a noise. Besides for the normal engine noise, there is a low tone noise that starts at about 1300 to 1700 rpm under load (power stand). The sound is much worse with the drive belt and A/C belt on. The engine is running good, no misfires. ...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Electronic VIN: WD2PD14415
good morning techs, hope some one can help) i'm having touble with this one. van came in three weeks a go with a/c not cooling, found head psi hi 500 psi after running a/c 5 mins. found condenser fan inp0. test for power to fan none. scan test for codes, with ...
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L service VIN: WD8PE74587
how do you reset the service light, it reads -2900 with one wrench beside it?
1988 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTFE24Y9J
I thought I was old enough to fix old vehicles, but this one has me perplexed. came in for a tune up because of lack of power, left the same way. Vehicle has been back a few times to try and figure it out. When checking the timing on either scale on the timing...
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1ZVLT22B8T
This Probe has a bad surge or cutout after engine gets hot. Cuts out while driving or idling when it does cut out tachometer will go from driving RPM to 0 then back to driving RPM-jumps back and forth. Also, the check engine light will flash very dim. While un...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FBSS31LXW
Hello fellow techs, This van has steering wheel shake at 45 mph and higher. All suspension parts tight, wheels not bent or a tire problem (according to our Hunter Roadforce Balancer), bearings adjusted to specs, have tried new rotors that are balanced (old one...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP525XW
car towed in last week for no start.died wile drivin.started rit up off wrecker and ran fine. found codes p0320 and u1147.po320 alldata says can be caused by antiteft. u1147 is no communication between pcm and antiteft. couldnt find anytin except bumpin pcm re... Trouble codes: P0320 (inition enine speed input circuit)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Overheating VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
Vehicle came in on the hook with a seized engine. Customer stated "quit on highway". Performed basic checks and after removing oil pan found all rods except 3 & 6 (rear-most) black and dry. Full of typical older coolant, oil VERY clean and new with new oil fil...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP5U2YA
checked pwr, and grounds. relays, fuses, tieft lite blinking but cant find any information in mitchel that describes pats system shuts pcm down. also no communication with abs and eatc modules but can comm. with gem module
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L converter clutch VIN: 2FMZA51401
hi all, this is a fleet van that is serviced religiously. it came in about a month ago with codes for the convertor clutch slipping and on the test drive it was fine. i cleared the codes and let it go. it came back in today with the same codes (i cant remembe...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Compressor VIN: 1FAFP53U91
Compressor engages when you turn on a/c. Cooling Fans come on. Pressures lvl out at (low side 35, high side 225) then compressor disengages for about 40 sec then engages again. Low side switch stays closed, high side switch stays closed. I lose my ground to th...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality
okay power stroke guys i need a little help truck has slight rough idle and rpm varies up and down about 50 rpm have checked all the normal areas for problems also seems to have slight shudder when leaving from stop other than that truck runs great and gets ve...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L engine VIN: 1FTNW21PX3
truck has light knocking noise that can be heard and felt on the oil filter housing and on the inner cooler return pipe but can not be pin-pointed. the knock is worse at idle conditions. can hardly be heard on accelleration. customer said he was driving, truck...
2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K75
This explorer came in 2 months ago with a steady miss on cyl. #5 all the time. Customer has brought it back in with a cold engine miss only now. Previously we replaced the injector. The coil, wire and spark plug test within specs now. Injector is impossible to... Trouble codes: P0305
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ1862T
Have re-occuring p0400 for egr flow issue. Transducer and bypass vac solenoid are new. Other vac control solenoid is not new, but does function properly ( cuts vac to transducer P port ). Lift valve manually, stalls eng @ idle. Turn egr on w/ scanner, stalls e... Trouble codes: P0400
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L rear diff noise VIN: 1GKCT18W3S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1995 Jimmy 4x4 that was towed in because the customer stated that their was alot of noise(rumbling, clanking) coming from the rear end all of a sudden. My brother drove it onto the lot from the t...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14V1Y
Hi group: I've got a dandy on the go. Need some help. Customer brought in truck complaining of rough idle and poor performance until he had travelled about 5 or 10 kms. After that , truck would run OK. He stated that he had the heads redone ,as there was one ... Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP Sensor out of range)
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Brake Pedal VIN: 5FNRL18942
Vehicle came into shop complaining of growling noise at hiway speeds. Verified noise and suspected transmission as the source of the noise. Send to local Honda dealer where they warranteed the transmission. Customer returned a day after the transmission was r...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Suspension VIN: SAJHY1748M
well, this one has me stumped, for the moment. came in with a whirring noise at rear left wheel--sounded like aa bearing. put it on lift but could not duplicate. decided to go after left rear bearings. they loked fine as soon as i had them out and of course th...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L pcm, shift quality VIN: S9VC662828
dtc p0720 pinion factor is not programmable the tire size vehicle came with is 215/75r15 the tires on the vehicle are 235/75/15 slight difference but the code will set raised on hoist and when it gets above 15 mph it will set code speedo is working and appears...
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ68S3V
Yes here is another JEEP with a code P1391, Intermittent loss of ckp/cmp. Has new Mopar Sensors (a couple times), timing chain slack less than 1.5 degrees, I did go through Iatn and checked tech mails, performed cam/crank sensor sync, with no help. wiggle test... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of CMP or CKP)
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4FT48501
This vehicle has an intermittant fault where it will run very poorly. This is a dealers car and two different customers at times of weeks apart complained of this problem. The dealer and our shop has never had a single problem with the car. The first time it s... Trouble codes: P0204 (Injector circuit fauit cyl. 4), P0340 (cam position sensor circuit fault)
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L steering VIN: 1J4GW48S72
binds on left turn. if lift front wheel off ground steering spins freely with engine on and engine off. also checked steering damper. replaced pump 2 x still no better... is 4 wheel drive . not sure if all time 4x4..
1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Lacks power VIN: KNAFB1217W
This car has a severe lack of power. Is running on all 4 cyls, but it feels as if the timing is severely retarded. I believe the fuel system is ok, fuel trim and O2 sensor voltage good. Checked the timing belt, it is right on the mark. Opened up the exhaust sy... Trouble codes: P0732 (2nd gear trans ratio error)
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L p1422 VIN: JTHBN30F61
Compressor clutch circuit opens at idle when engine warmed up, sets code B1422 compressor lock. replaced belt & belt tensioner, swapped out lock sensor from old compressor with no change. Old compressor worked fine, it just had a leak. Amplitutude on both sens...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Engine VIN: 1LNLM9848R
This Lincoln has a VIOLENT vibration all the time, customer states that problem occurred at start-up yesterday morning with no warning, car was running perfectly the previous day. Suspected engine misfire at first due to getting shocked during KV test even tho...
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)
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L crank VIN: JM2UF3138L
mazda b22o0 with crankshaft keyway slipped and now timing is off, whats the size of the new key and any ideas on how to fix the crank which appears to be almost 2 times the original size, (width of the key) note the repair history. thanks.
1991 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start VIN: JM1HC2245M
OK, I know I need to do more diagnosis (and i will and post an update)...but I'm wondering if anybody has experienced a similar problem. This car will start and run fine after about three cranking cycles. The engine wants to fire off every time when the igniti...
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L converter VIN: 1YVGE22C5T
i have a 626 that have a transmition problem as it warms up and gets hot. it set's codes p0741 and p1744, it also have p0421 that is not related to the trans. the description for the two trans codes is the same torque converter clutch system malfunction, what ...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH54B8Y
Thanks to all who replied. The fix ended up being a bad ecm. The new ecm coded correctly and all warning light are off. Any special coding required for the central locking? Thanks again, Greg Trouble codes: P1543, 1545 (throttle activation fault), 1171 (angle sensor 2 throttle motor).
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAC68D11
We reset the cam timing.checked the cam sensor and cam acutator. test drove for two days with no problems.Thanks for all the help and replys. Trouble codes: P0012.
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Electronic VIN: YS3FB49S84
Thanks to all the obviously seasoned pro's who relpied. I really had to use all resources to figure this one out and I found some excellent sources for technical information in doing so. firstly Bently publishing had all the info I needed on there 3 day web su...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Wipers VIN: WAUZL64B81
Thank you all for your inputs. I found the wiper gear box or some call the transmission binding. The sytem can be tricky if you are not familiar with them. the motor and gear box are differant item. I replaced the gear box and works great.
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L HVAC control head VIN: 1G4HR52L6S
Thanks to all that tried to help with this buick- after different checks the problem ended up being the A/C heater control head. Tried one from a bone yard and everything is working fine. Thanks once again to all.
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 161YY3386M
Thanks to Brain and Lee they hit the nail on the head the timing was off adjust timing to 6 deg. set idle to 675 and cleaned all grounds and adjust tps sensor.Thanks to all the technicians who offer their help. THANKS RAY/ MIREK
1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1LT53T1M
The car is fixed and gone, thanks to all of you guys who took the time to help me, thank you all. Almost all of you nailed it on the head it was the injectors, I checked resistance and found 5.6 ohms, 8.2 ohms, etc, only 2 were ok (12.5 ohms) one of those was ...
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L glow plug system VIN: 1GCGK24F9P
I'm going to close this request and consider it fixed. The customer had not return so I got impatient and called him. He said he was having no problems starting the truck hot and was happy. I appreciate all the replies I recieved and was looking forward to doi...
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GBHG31R1W
Thank you to everyone who replied, the answers I recieved were fuel pressure regulator still bad, decarb engine or possible bad gas, plugged return line. The problem actually turned out to be a bad ignition switch, a weird one though figured out that if I tur...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start
I feel like a dumbass.Replaced the fuel pump. Has 63psi koeo. starts fine now. I thank everyone for their input.Hope i can help someone sometime.
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Engine VIN: 1GCGG25R72
Well since it will take a while to confirm the results, I am going to close this with our plan of action. We will start with inspecting/repairing the PCV system as nec. It was suggested that there could be a common restriction in the system or a collapsed ...
2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14H23
we suggested that we needed to check the intke manifold and gasket, for a cracked manifold or blown gasket and the customer decide to drive it the way it is. thanks for all the help and maybe they will get tired of it and let us fix it. Trouble codes: P0304.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Won't exceed 1500RPM VIN: 1GNEK13Z64
First off, thanks to all who replied to this one. This was my first post on here and it feels good to have some help out there. The vehicle set a P1125 this morning before I even started it. I monitored APP and TPS data and found APP1 and APP2 mismatched by... Trouble codes: P1125 (Accelerator Pedal Position APP System Fault).
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46J9W
Greetings again, well...this car has left. the general consensus, was that the cams probably didn't move. my big worry was that since i found a small chunk of the a/c belt inside the timing cover area, that it had possibly "jammed" the timing belt...for a spli... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermitant loss of cmp or ckp signal), P0700 (transmission fault).
2002 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R62
Thanks to all of you who took the time to respond. I removed all the spark plugs and did a compression test on them all, and here is what I got. 1- 160psi 2-180psi 3- 155psi 4- 190psi 5- 100psi 6- 190psi I then went back to number 5 and shot a ... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5).
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L front of car VIN: 2C4GP44373
We performed the bleed proceedure as per the tsb found regarding this condition. bleed the power steering system with vacuum and vibration is now gone. Thanks
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GH54R6N
I'm still trying to fix this one. Most of the help I got suggested problems with the O2 senser new or not. I have since replaced the senser again with a factory unit with no better results. I have again checked grounds at both the senser and the PCM and even e...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44G2X
Greetings techs. SUCCESS!! The salvage yard never showed up with our cluster, so we took your advice and removed the circuit board and inspected. The broken solder joint was obvious, so we broke out the soldering iron and solder and repaired the broken solder ... Trouble codes: P1695, P1698, P1716, 36 (bus comm. error - code from abs), 33 (abs warning lamp ckt - code from abs).
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 3B7HF26Z5Y
This No Bus problem on dodge trucks seems to be a real problem. This one was finally fixed with another PCM. Thanks to all that took time to sugest.
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HR28N41
Timing chain was 1 tooth off on each cam gear Mitchell on demand has apoor description of chain and cam marks. Reassembled with cams on TDC compression stroke and engine runs fine. Thanks to Albin for good info on the .002 warpage of heads wil advise custome... Trouble codes: P0357, P0357, P0356, P0352, P1389.
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R51
thanx for all the response guys.i finally found the cause of the problem.it was a broken wire behind/underneath the power steering reservoir,by the ignition coil pack.and its the #6 injector circuit wire broken and intermittently touching a slightly broken mai... Trouble codes: P0306.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF23751
tried three things at once because i did not feel like three hours of test driving. first any plug touched during engine install was taken apart cleaned and re connected. second set ecm and pcm back to factory spec and relearned the app assembly. third ,and i ... Trouble codes: P1693, P0230.
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Steering VIN: WD2PD744X5
Jeri from Missouri said no play allowed, witch i find a little hard to believe since they are loaded balljoints?, Alan from Michigan said the balljoints are bad but did not give a spec, he also said they stick like a frozen king pin but it seems to me there wo...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTHF26F2S
Well I released this vehicle to the customer after spending a few more hours trying to clear the P1292 code and making sure it didn't hiccup or anything. It runs fine and doesn't have any more drivability issues even though the code never went away. Mike sai... Trouble codes: P1292 (High side short to ground or power-left bank2).
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHW26F2V
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply Robert and Rusty hit it on the head and helped me take care of this one. The truck would start fine at low altitude and not a high. The only difference is the density of the air at over 8000 ft. While starter sp...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No power VIN: 1FDXF47F9X
Hello and thanks for those 7 that replied. The repairs that would fix this vehicle have not been done, the customer has decided to wait a month or so till he can save some money to get it done but I feel without a doubt that it will be fixed when it comes ba... Trouble codes: P0470 (Hard code Exh Circut sensor circt fault), P0476 (Hard code Exh press control valve fault), P1298 (Memory code IDM fault), P1247, P0603 (Memory code Intern Cont Module KAM error).
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start
Well, I tried everything I could think of throughout the day yesterday to get this Exploder to act up, and it never did. Started and ran fine each and every time. My suspicion is that I had two problems: 1. The IAC was stuck closed, and when I first start...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
found head gaskets leaking, customer over heated motor badley so we decided to go with new engine. thanks for all the replys. Just wanted to make sure with our diagnostics. Thanks to all.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering wheel shakes VIN: 1FTNX21F91
I thank everyone that replied to this ford problem but after i got all the very helpful information the customer never came back, so we called him and he decided to take it to the dealer to have it repaired wish i would have known this in the frist place i wou...
1993 GMC G1500 Rally 4.3L stays in 2nd gear VIN: 1GTDG15Z2P
Sorry for taking so long to close this one out. I had to post it 2 times because I had already added comments. The way that we found the problem was to monitor the output signal from the Drag module. It being a square wave, what i noticed was it would drop 3...
1993 GMC G1500 Rally 4.3L Limp home mode VIN: 1GTDG15Z2P
Sorry for taking so long to close this one out. I had to post it 2 times because I had already added comments. The way that we found the problem was to monitor the output signal from the Drag module. It being a square wave, what i noticed was it would drop 3...
1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14W9T
Thanks to all that replied . I replaced 1/3 02 Sensor & did Fuel System Service. Raod tested 30 miles aand everything was good. I agree with all that replied to use Delco plugs. We only use Champion in Mopars. Customer said he would replace plugs to save money... Trouble codes: P0143 (02 Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 3), P)300 (Multi-cylinder missfire).
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Low Power VIN: 1HGED3548M
Hey , thanks everyone, I had replaced Main EFI relay and vehicle fired right away ! Trouble codes: 16 (Fuel Injector Curcuit Problem).
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L speedometer VIN: 2HKRL1858Y
Thanks for all the replies. The problem was in the drivers muliplex control unit. Thanks to Brian who pointed me in that directions. Looking at the Alldata schematic, the BLU/WHT wire goes from the PCM to mulitplex unit to the cruise control unit and to the cl...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L dash lights and locks VIN: 2HKRL18952
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The fix on this one ended up being the left side, underdash multiplex module. From what I gather, these modules have their share of problems. There is a left, right, and drivers door(attached to master swi...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Rear Air Suspension VIN: 5GRGN23U83
I thank those 2 replies, unfortunately the Tech 2 is the only system that can handle my situation, vehicle is responding fine to repairs that were made weeks ago but service message still comes on (like and oil change lamp) and goes out shortly after.
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF25S81
customer had to have vehicle for the weekend so i gave it to him with the hesataion on accel i used iatn to find answers and recieved a lot of great ideas.i didnt get to try any of them.because upon calling the customer on monday said car was running good.i th...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6244V
The replies suggested coils, spark plugs (already replaced), a possible arcing situation between the coil/plug and the head, and a possible MAF. The reality was more pedestrian, and arose out of "technician error", my own, in fact. When I changed the O2 sen... Trouble codes: 00300, P1313 (Catalyst damage misfire bank 123), P1314 (Catalyst damage misfire bank 345).
1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Shift Lock VIN: 17P0216081
On the 929... it belongs to a student enrolled in my class. As long as he can get the vehicle to move out of park, he is going to drive it. I thought he was planning to follow through with the repair. Special thanks to Ronald from North Carolina, Wolfgang from...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM6536Y
Thanks for the replies, as we and all of you suspected, the head needs to be removed for valve inspection. Customer declined repairs at this time, may get it back later we hope. Thanks again to all who replied.
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