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1999 Audi A6 2.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUBA34BXN
Vehicle was towed in for valve train noise and low oil pressure. Tested the oil pressure on a cold engine and had an initial reading of 42 psi. Immediately after the secondary air pump was finished cycling as the idle returned below 1000 rpms the oil pressure ...
2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Start, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: TRUUC28N2Y
Hello folks, Long time since my last post but here it goes. We have a problem with this TT 1.8liter turbo Audi when then car is cold. Upon startup in the cold weather, 0deg F, the car just cranks over normally and makes no attempt to start at all, releasing th...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Air supply line VIN: WAUYP64B31
Hey everyone, Have this 2001 Audi Allroad with a small leak in the air supply line for the front drivers air shock. I was wondering if there is any kind of repair kit available for these. This line runs from the shock, through the wheelwell, through the fire w...
1988 BMW M3 2.3L MIL Lamp on, no data stream VIN: WBSCD032XW
this car has check engine light on and no data stream. We have tried different scan tools. Have checked at plug for OBDII and data is not being transmitted. We have serviced this car in the past and know we had active data stream. Car runs perfect. Thanks for ...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L dash display VIN: 1G6KD54Y7Y
Well another intermittent cady. The complaint is that the dash will go out at times, This dash is total digital displayed. Customer states that it is intermittent when it happens but once it happens it is out for a while. When they went to drive the car here i...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WH56T2P
Crank no start, good fuel pressure, good spark, no codes, one or two faint noid light flashes, then no injector pulse. Ohm all injectors at 12.6 ohms. All injectors are on same power fuse and all grounded on same wire to pcm. Rpm read zero while cranking using...
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 6.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1GAHG39U13
This van will have the instument cluster drop out, almost like you turned the key off and restarted vehicle. All the gauges go down. No driveability complaints. When the cluster drops out the vehicle runs fine. No codes are stored and when I take a movie with ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Accessories VIN: 1GCGK13U53
1996 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L odometer display
This is my brothers car and I am trying to helphim long distance. He had the basic no odometer, no tach the chryslers seem to exhibit after time. He is a pretty good electronics guy so pulled the cluster and did the usual repairs to the solder joints. After re...
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L alternator VIN: 1B4GH54R4P
vehicle came to us with a engine light on and a very low battery, tested both battery and alternator found battery was borderline bad so we replaced it under warranty alternator tested good (charging at 14.5 volts)then we read the engine code ... 41 alternator...
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 2B4FP2531T
OH great and mighty Mopar wizards I am in need of your vast wisdom. I have a 96 Caravan that love to leak coolant. When it came in water was leaking from under the intake down the transmission. So I pulled the coolant pipe out and inspected the o-rings(OK), th...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L drive belt VIN: 2B4GP44G9W
Hi Guys.I have a 98 caravan that the drive belt keeps coming off.I changed the tentioner because it looked a little off but the same thing happen.We put on a new belt because the old one might of had a memory that would make it come off again but the same thin...
2002 Dodge Neon 2.0L Heater Core VIN: 12MRE37765
I need to replace a heater core for a new commercial acct. I knew the time would come where a Chry. car dash would have to come out. I have an agreement with a local car dealer to repair 4 cars to recieve a car in return to hopefully give to my wife.(Christmas...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L power sliding doors VIN: 2B4GP74L12
hi, passenger sliding door doesn't open all they way intermittantly. has been getting progressively worse. and now that it's getting really cold the drivers side door has done it a couple times. i found a service bulliten to reflash the door modules, so i had ...
2004 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HG38N84
4.7 engine was replaced due to bent rods. A used engine from an '04 grand cherokee was installed. All necessary parts were swapped over, and engine fit fine. Now truck won't start, and we have the P0335 code. Test cam sensor, and show no pattern, so replaced s... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor circuit malfunction)
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L suspension VIN: 1FASP15J6T
This vehicle exhibits a rattle over bumps, worse in reverse. I replaced the front struts & mounts due to excessive play in the LF strut mount. Now the only noise heard is a rattle noise over bigger bumps. I replaced stabilizer bar bushings & end links because ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTNF21F2X
looking for some advice from you diesel guys.. I have a 1999 powerstroke when cold start you have to put your foot on the accelerator to get the truck to start and stay running. if not it starts and stalls and surges viloently once it runs for a minute it is f...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, No Communication VIN: 1FDSF34F11
Powerstroke 7.3L No start, no communication, when "wait to start" and "water in fuel" does not light. But, turn key off and immediately back on "wait to start" and "water in fuel" lights are on, PCM has communication, and engine will start. Turn key off, wait ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 2FDPF17M42
Hi techs This is a 5.4 CNG ford pick up with a real bad miss under load at this time I have no codes . have checked for vac. leaks none found could injectors be a problem??? Thanks For Your Help Trouble codes: P0171 (lean)
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L63
My main concern with this truck is the fuel pressure it will not change with lack of vaccum or snapping the throttle. the O2 sensors seem to be working well and the truck does not misfire under load. I have replaced the fuel pressure regulator and the pressure... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L engine head VIN: 1FM2U67K44
We scoped inside the cylinder. We can see the piston moving up and down. We cannot see any movement in the valve.
1998 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GTDT19X7W
Customer had no problems & uses 4 wheel drive alot, mountain driving. She was hit in the rear with minor damage. The 4 wheel drive has not worked correctly since. We replaced the shift motor as it was very noisy. It started to shift only from 2 whl to 4 whl lo...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L a.c system VIN: 1HGEM21974
this car came in with no blower and compressor operation , both parts has power but no ground alldata say the heater control assembly grounds these parts , so i checked that this part has power and ground the way alldata say and everything is good so it looked...
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Stall VIN: KMHWF25V3Y
Hello everyone Thanks up front. This poor guy has a lemon. Problems every turn. Last problem was coolant sensor. He says its been going on for months. That is low or no power only sometimes. Maybe 2 days or 2 weeks or one month apart. Also states that when thi...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN45D11
Thanks in advance for all your help. This Hyundai is owned by a meticulous customer who earlier in the year, had us tune it up for Maintenance purposes. It began cutting out at cruising speeds and would start up immediately again. This action was very infreque...
1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKY1744M
Greetings: Well, its been a while since I've been knee deep in a problem child but now that danged George Lucas is giving me fits and keeping me up at night. This 91 Jag XJ6 is a cranks no-start. There is no spark from the coil. Noid light on injector connect...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA24C3Y
This car was towed in with the complaint of a intermittent no start,which has turned into a no start.Somebody has put in Two cam sensors and a PCM for this problem.I do not have a scan tool that gives enough data (only obdII).I have 45 lbs.fuel pressure,no cod...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L parasitic drain
Hello fellow techs, maybe someone has seen this, I have a s type that keeps four relays in the trunk powered up all the time. Can't recall what Alldata said they were for but nothing specific, "ignition???" Even though they are active, nothing in the car works...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Headlamp VIN: SAJEA51D93
We have a 2003 X-type here with a inoperative low beam headlamp. It has the High Intensity Discharge system. I'm looking for some help in determining what is bad; bulb, ignitor, ballast, or ?. Anyone have any troubleshooting charts available? AllData just tell...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L power window VIN: 1J4GW48N94
Hey Everyone. Need some help here. customer brought us this jeep with power windows and power locks not operating from the drivers door switch. also interior lights stay on when they would otherwise fade off, unless you turn the switch completely off. we check...
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58595
Now my headache after another techs repairs failed! I have been working on this for about a month and i am no deisel tech and need a good one to help with this jeep. I have installed another egr valve and flashed the PCM installed another egr flow controll val... Trouble codes: P0299, P0401
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L a/c VIN: JT8UF11E6P
With KOEO, all A/C functions appear to be working. When at idle or while driving, the engine immediately dies (looses injector pulse and all data stream) when the A/C is turned on including front defrost. Appears ECM is killing everything. Unplugging all wirin...
2005 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM84W15
Thanks in advance. This car is still under OE warranty but the Lincoln dealer's last attempt to fix it was to replace the Battery. The customer(one of my fleet regulars) is tired and brought it to me to find the problem, The symptom usually(but not always) occ...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L parking lights VIN: 1YVGF22C8Y
Help Mazda techs. We have a 626 with no parking or dash lights, have tried new switch, with no results. If we feed 12v into the system at any light socket, whole system comes on. Alldata refers to something they call a cpu, they say it is in the drivers kick p...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L ESP light VIN: WDBRN47J82
This vehicle cam in with an air bag light on for the drivers side airbag resistance high. I removed the door pannel and found that there was a bad connection on the airbag. I repaired the connection and reassembled everything. The air bag code erased and staye...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L pads and rotors VIN: WDBSK75F83
quick question for any mb techs out there.i have an sl500 scheduled for pad and rotor replacement thursday and, having never done one,was curious about the sbc system. from the minimal info system i have at my disposal and asking a couple of fellow techs i kno...
1996 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L No Start VIN: 1MELM66L5T
car came in with the complaint of trans not shifting right and od light flashing and speedo not working. Test drove and pull codes,3shift and 4 shift solenoids and speed sensor. pulled trans and had trans shop rebuild and they said there was no problem with th... Trouble codes: P1504, P0743, P0750, P0755, P1747, P1409
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Surge, Repetitious VIN: 1ZWFT61L0Y
Unusual surging condition that only occures under moderate load with increasing RPM. The pulses of the surge occures at a rate of twice per second. Scan data shows nothing. Scoped o2 sensors and found going rich/lean in time with surge. Scoped FRP sensor and f...
1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L No Start VIN: 6MMAP47P8X
car hit the ditch and was towed in . Would not start. No fuel pressure. Checked for power and ground at fuel pump connector OK. I replaced the fuel pump , started. It sat outside overnight and would not start, once again no fuel pressure. after car warms up fu...
1988 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L steering VIN: JN1PB21S1J
ill start with thanks to all and happy holidays. im working on 88 nissan sentra.i have had this car on alginment rack 2 times, checked the engine mounts,swapped the front tires side to side. still pulls right. i know the caster on the right is low but car is n...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L under hood VIN: 1N4BL11D33
car was in front end collison, was repaired & has "chug, chug" sounds like reverbaration from intake. intake tubing has muffler type chambers in it -one was partially ripped off & we replaced intake piping & added missing bracket & there is no change in this n...
1997 Other European F355 Spider 3.5L Flywheel VIN: ZFFPR48AXS
Hello all Have a clean 29k mile F355 that needs a clutch,I have it all apart and ordered the parts from Ferrari but can't find anyone locally that can Surface the Flywheel--basically need to know if they is any shop/machine shop in So Cal that can surface this...
1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1P3EJ46C5T
hi i have a 1996 plymouth breeze in our shop.last week car came in with a major oil leak.it was the cam seal.we changed cam seal,timing belt,and cam sensor.becouse that was leaking a little also.car bucked under exeleration after. i reved it up a few times to ...
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L dome lights VIN: 1G2WJ14T0N
thanks for the help,I'm having trouble diagnosing dome lights that stay on,when they are working normally the dome lights dime slowly and then go out like they are controlled by a lighting module but my wiring diagram does not show a lighting control module in...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Torque Converter Clutch VIN: 1G2NE12M8T
Torque converter clutch is disengaging under slight decel. It is very noticeable. Gas millage change has been noticed.
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE12TXT
i had this grand am come in with mil on with a p0440 and p1601. p0440 keeps comming back at first start up at idle or driving.i check both purge and vent solenoids,both are operating fine.pressure tested the system and held prssure good, no leaks at all. i can... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system malfunction), P1601 (loss of serial data)
1998 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FV22G0W
The car crank and stalls out on a cold start (over night). Have to keep running with the gas. Once the car warms up it runs and idles fine the rest of the day. I only get a few minutes to test befor the car starts acting right. Do you guys have any thoughts ab... Trouble codes: P0108
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L power steering pump VIN: 1G2WR1214X
after i pulled the motor and put it back in there is a noise from the motor when you remove the belt it goes away the only part not new is the power steering pump .i looked at another GTP and it seemed to look like there was a shim between the pump and block. ...
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GMDXO3E51
Gentlemen/ladies I dont usually post until Im desperate. I get some of the worst problems if you read my requests. this van is intermittent, It will start to idle at 1200-1500 after driving usually when warm . If you turn off the vehicle and restart, the probl...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z5X
I have this 99/9-5 V-6 Auto. The misfiring code 0300 keeps coming up on my Tech 2. I have replaced new NGK plugs, 2 IDMs, checked for air leaks, Evaps leaks, fuel pressure, replaced MAF sensor, crank sensor,Timing was on the money, Engine Compression is good. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (mis firing code)
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: BG50022556
Thank you for looking. i have a legacy twin turbo that when driving on the highway with a little load, the check engine light comes on and all power is lost, also is you press the accelerator pedal pedal further the revs only go up to approx 3,500 then back to... Trouble codes: 66 (two stage twin turbocharger system)
1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TASM92N5X
hi all, thanks for your time. have a P0440 on this that is killing me. tested for leaks with evap pressure tester. no leaks found. monitored voltage at pressure sensor with fluke98 while commanding solenoids on with snap on scanner, voltage drops for a few sec... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system)
2001 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L torque convertor VIN: JT3GN86R81
Truck dies when put into drive or reverse. It starts and idles fine, however, at idle convertor is noisy. Possible broke? No codes stored for engine or trans. No tsb found. Anything common with this trans
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Sliding Door/Shift VIN: 5TDZA22C44
Hi,hope this is a quick fix.This van had a bad battery and the battery was replaced.Now,the sliding door,pedals,shifter ETC.do not work.Is there something in the body module that has to be turned on with a scanner or does it have to be reprogrammed?The vehicle...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: WVWNA63B2X
This car came from another shop in the area. They rebuilt the transmission which had a no reverse condition. It is owned by a used car dealer (CHEAP). The car came here for a no shift condition. I used the modis and had no communication with the transmission c...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M52
The car came in with the mil on, it had a code P0030 for the downstream O2 sensor.I went thru the flow charts in mitchel and came up with the rear O2 sensor. We replaced the sensor with a bosch sensor. Test drove the car with no problems. The customer picked u... Trouble codes: P0030 (B1 Probe1 heating circuit)
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L ABS/CK engine Light VIN: YV1SW61RX2
Hello, I have This Car that was in here A week Ago with same problem.I am limited On scan tool Info But Had talked To tech down At volvo and said I needed To replace both speed sensors on transmission with New harness Which I did. Customer drove for A week An...

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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DA9450M
Hi All Done my recheck of all work perfomed was aok and during the recheck i ran across another dirty connection .. in the dist 8 wire(?) connector ... That turned of the code 43 light and obviously the intermittant code 8 ..sooo ..the co came down to 1% Pre... Trouble codes: 43 (fuel supply), 8 (distrib tdc intermittent).
2004 Audi A4 1.8L tcm VIN: WAUJC68E64
Sorry to close without a fix, although I believe I know that it does need a TCM. Thanks for all the help. The customer has opted to take the vehicle to Audi because it is covered under a 8/80 emissions warrenty.
1995 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE2328S
Hey Gang, Thanx for the great response. Gerald [...] and others hit it right on the head with the intake vacuum leaks. Upon smoke testing the induction it looked like a leaking "Tea Kettle". We went ahead with the intake gasket repairs and then it got ver... Trouble codes: 203 (Oxygen Sensor Control 2), 13 (Oxygen Sensor 1), 12 (Oxygen Sensor 2), 201 (Oxygen Sensor Control 1).
1995 BMW 530iT 3.0L MIL Lamp on
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM333XY
after not being able to find any other info on code p1520.veh. was sent to dealer and they are recommending replacing all of the vanos parts in front of engine. Trouble codes: 104 (control-v v t end postion outlet-camshaft), P1520 (oil condition sensor level measurement /m52b camshaft position actuator bank 1).
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L service vehicle soon VIN: 3G5DA03E22
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L hard start VIN: 1G6KD52Y8V
thanks to all who responded to this post.unfortunately we sent the vehicle to the dealer for further diagnosis.most replies were related to fuel pressure regulator in which we replaced(twice)i did also replace the map sensor since its reading did not seem to c...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Power Window VIN: 1G6KD54Y9Y
Thanks for the input. I removed the trim and visors. The headliner is glued to the roof so it is nearly impossible to remove, but it can be lowered enough to get to the harness. The wiring to the RF vanity mirror was pinched and shorted under the outboard scre...
1984 Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2.8L No Start
after starting vehicle.i installed a new base plate(has appaerance of a grill)because other one was cracked.i following jeff,edward suggestions.now it runs good but has a bit or a rough idle.thanx for all your replies.test drove and runs great.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T81
hello guys sorry i could not get around to trying anything yet. the vehicle i was working the owner wanted it didnt care about misfire. most of you guys suggested intake gaskets and i think thats where im goin with this one. i am trying to find some time to t...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L 4x4 control VIN: 1GNDT13W01
Thanks for all replies guys-we did find the cable to the front diff corroded but after the install it was the same old story.We rechecked the TCCM for any signs of trouble and found none.Back to the encoder-all power and grounds checked OK so after considerabl...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L back up lights VIN: 1GNDT13W91
found a short in the right rear back up light socket... thanks for all the replies...happy holidays Duane
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Stall VIN: 1B4GP54L7W
Thank you to all that replied to my post.The customer did pick up the van- I did learn from another Chrysler tech that problem could be a sensor that is pulling the 5 volt ref. to ground. I did not have any clues which sensor this would be- I tried to monitor ...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L abs light hvac VIN: 2C4GP44311
vehicle is fixed i was going back double checking voltage at all possible locations , when i unplugged harness connector feeding into intelligent power module my short disappeared i cleaned all the connections and so far so good. Lucky me my local dealer will ...
1984 Dodge Daytona 2.2L engine VIN: 1B3BA44D3E
God bles every body and iANT for the suggetions I recieved. Tha- nks to Bill [...] for providing me with some technical informe tion.He recommended me to use a map sensor from the dealer. The original problem was: transmission no shifting to 3, and en- gine sta...
1993 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 45VXAO2BOP
Thank you to all that replied IATN is one of the best tools I use.It turns out the part # had been changed twice on flex plate new # is [...] I replaced it with new bolts and new thrust plate which i believe was on backwards.I also checked run out and alig...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L monitors not ready VIN: 1P3ES62C5T
To all techs, We flashed the computer with new update, drove the vehicle for 20 miles, monitors were ready and vehicle passed inspection. Thanks for all the techs that responded.
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Electronic VIN: 3D7KU28623
Yes, there is a broken arm on the mode door! Tha actuator is functioning, but not moving the door. Customer has not yet booked in for the repair. Thanks!!
1984 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L plug burnt ofin cyli VIN: 1FTHX2512E
thank you for all your help,after long communication with customer on the chances of pulling the engine down for plug removeall and finding other problems,rendering the motor junk' (the truck smoked and had oil leaks that another shop tried to fix took 3 week...
1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26H7J
Thanks to all that helped,the TPS was the culprit here.Engine off testing of it didnt show it so I live and learn.Thanks again Trouble codes: 29 (Vehicle Speed Sensor).
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14N2K
Thank you for all the replies. What I found on this vehicle was the pins for the ECT sensor and connector corroded. Performed a voltage drop test in the wiring between ECT and ECM. Replaced the ECT and wiring connector. Hooked up scope to TPS. TPS voltage read...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FASP15J6S
two members said to check for blown intake gasket at ends of manifold? turned out thats what it was! thanks to every one for the help!
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L slipping shift VIN: 1FTDR15X5V
Thanks to all of you for your input. I put a different valve body in, and it seems to have fixed the problem. I guess it was just wore out with that many miles on it. Sorry for the long close, my mother passed away, and it got put on the back burner. Thanks a...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear wiper, door locks, shift lock solenoid VIN: 1FMPU18L4X
Thanks again to all who responded with tips! This vehicle required a fuse box and GEM module replacement and a new windsheild to prevent water seepage.
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FAFP73W3Y
this one was definately a tough one! after i pulled the fuel rail off and turned it upside down to see for myself what the injector spray looked like, i noticed the #3 injector spray pattern to be very poor. i replaced the #3 injector and it started running no... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31L46
Thanks to all of you for your input. I kept the van out of service to do some more diag. I decided to pull the fuel filter just to see what the fuel looked like since this van was new to this company. Looks like a bad load of fuel with some silt looking stuff ...
1997 GMC Cab Forward 3.2L No Upshift VIN: J8DB1K8V70
Thanks again to all took the time to reply. A special thanks to Tony from Washington who took the time to fax me the information on retrieving the trouble codes and the code chart and pin out for diagnostics. We found an inhibitor switch code initially and aft...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L connector pinout VIN: 1HGEJ8148T
Thanks to Brady from Washington & his Vantage:According to my vantage, if your looking at the back of the connector from the harness side the pins are as follows. From left to right: ground, Ignition, Signal.Speedo working OK now.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4GW48S61
Sorry, folks. No fix. Customer is putting up with it. New IAC, cleaning throttle body, setting minimum air rate, and verifying ECT, IAT, tps, etc on scan tool yielded no good results. I'd like to know what the cure is, and if I do find out I will post. Thanks!
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB62372
I'm going to call this one fixed. It's been a few weeks and the car is running great. The customer states that it's never started better. I verified that we did not have any of the problems that were suggested in the replies. All the bolts were tight, no s...
1996 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD42S4T
We received several response about sticky VSV valve keeping EGR valve held open. Since problem was so intermittent, we decided to replace the valve and problem appears to be solved. Customer has had car for 2 weeks and no re-occurance. Thanks to all. Trouble codes: P0402 (Excessive EGR flow).
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L everything electrical VIN: 1YVFP80CX3
alright first thanks for the input. Turns out mazda willnot sell my the fuse block they have sitting on the shelf(know someone who works there) because of a so called back order and instead wants to sell me a fuse block and harness for 980.20 so i got crafty ...
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86P0Y
Thank you to all who replied. The problem was the alternator. I unplugged it as was suggested by several of you and test drove the vehicle, it ran great. Just to be sure after the test drive I scoped the cam signal again and it was now perfect. I replaced the ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor circuit malfunction).
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L blower motor VIN: JN1HJ01C6N
found the problem it was the entire control unit itself customer decided to install toggle switch opposed to spending over a thousand dollars on an 8 hundred dollar car
1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L no spark VIN: 1N4BV21DOT
so i put another distributor in this car and it ran fine.i called customer today and no problems yet.it was a reman again becouse that is all i could get that day.but customer is going to put a factory on in if it happens agian.thanks for all the help.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D31
Finaly found coolant on three cylinder so we replaced the head gasket thanks for all your'e answers .
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D73
Well everyone as I stated before I'm sorry for the delay to this post but WE believe this one is fixed. As I mentioned earlier I had to pass this car along in the shop due to a scheduled surgery.As my partner kept digging for this int. problem he noticed that ...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E95
Thanks for all the good info. I did have to bring it back to the dealer to set the idle speed. I let the customer know and they were more than willing to cover the cost. Even though I would have gladly covered it if they wouldn't. So thanks again for the help. Trouble codes: P0507 (high idle rpm).
1993 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L radiator VIN: 1G3HN5318P
turned out to be some left in engine block flushed the snot out of it again alls good
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G3WS52K3X
Well our patience as well as the owners were tested here. We decided to return the vehicle to the owner without solving the problem. His intention is to take it to someone else and will keep us posted if he determines the problem. While we backed up and starte... Trouble codes: P1300.
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