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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53012
Hello gents, I hope someone can help me with this one. We had to replace the headgasket and the vehicle was running great. After about a week the customer said the car had stalled as he was coming to a stop and the "check engine" came on. we pulled a code p017... Trouble codes: P0172
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L crankcase vent valve VIN: WAUZL54B4Y
Ok well what i at first thought was a tensioner gasket problem, turns out the oil is spraying out of the crankcase vent valve (black round shaped valve directly above throttle body). The vent direction faces towards the passenger side tensioner assembly. It wi...
1992 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA531XN
As I stated this vehicle came from another shop , customers states vehicle was sitting in his drive way for about 1 month when he tried to startup it just cranked . The crank sensor has been replace and i pulled the ecu to inspect i see no water damage or corr...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGD832OR
Noticed car idle quality is poor. After idle for a few minutes white smoke (coolant) coming out of tail pipe. Did notice any water in crank case . Engine runs at normal temp. Does this engine have problems with intake manifolds? I noticed they are plastic. Am ...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L timing chain VIN: WFD10239X1
I am trying to time this engine back up, but i'm not positive one the location, or setting of the VANOS.. My book says retard the vanos and lock, but I can only do it, and have the camshaft move with it... Is the cam supposed to be 20* off when the crank is at...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L wipers VIN: WBAEP33493
Looking for a little help on this BMW. It came in on the hook with a dead battery. Customer said car had sat for just over a year and when they parked it, the wipers would not shut off. I put a new battery in it, and sure enough, when the ignition is on, the w...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L starter VIN: 1G4GD2218S
car was originally hacked up, installed new ign switch and harness and tumbler. nice smooth movement now but no crank lol. my two wires for the pass key were in the black coonector not grey as mitchell states there is no rome in the grey one.i also have a two ...
2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G1HR54KX5
car will not start after sitting overnight. Has spark and good fuel pressure. Once you get the car started it will run fine all day even when it gets cold only has problem after sitting all night. No engine codes. Coolant temp reading good. Theres a tsb we got...
1986 Cadillac Cimarron 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G6JG69WXG
This car is killing my mind! It came in 2 weeks ago. Hasn't left! It has a closed loop surge that will cause engine to actually die. The O2 voltage shift is slow. When in .900 range, the pulse width steadly drops waiting for the O2 responce, that doesn't happe...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire VIN: 3GNFK16R3V
cxhecked entire system and unable find the problem. the vehicle will have an intermittant misfire at adle when stopped under a load while the brake is applied. only at idle. any help with this one would be appreciated. was unable to reproduce customer complain... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L intake manifod VIN: 1GNC12ACK2
hi gm techs.I have a 1998 chev. astro van in the shop.PO 125 code.check engine light is on.coolant takes to much time to heat up.Did cooling system pressure check and found lower intake manifold leaking coolant.Do these 4.3 liter engines have a history of leak...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on, loss communication VIN: 1GCC5144XX
vehicle came in with injector circuit code. #4 inj. hung open ecm inj. #4 holding replaced ecm relearned security & crank sensor. problem solved. now no fuel guage, rear abs sensor/speedometer, battery light is on, other guages work. checked all fuses ok. than... Trouble codes: P0405, P0502, P0713, P0753, P0758, P1602
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W51
This is an MTA vehicle,so it is well maintained.the shop could not figure out the reason for the miss so they sent it to me.I scaned the vehicle got P0300 and P01345, data showed cyl 5 and 6 misfiring and cam retard at 1000rpm at -21 deg.I noticed the distr. w... Trouble codes: P0300 (mult cyl missfire), P1345 (ckp/cmp correlation problem)
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55K82
hi every one i have a wierd one i just wanted to get some idears before i get into it the car came in with a dead battery we charged the battery car started the ck engine and securty light was on along with the charg light the radio was locked ck charging syst...
2002 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNDU03E62
Hey guys thanx for the help in advance, This is my son's car and when he was driving it it was missing. Then it lost power and died. I checked misfire hist. and #1 was the only one missing. I checked data when cranking,I have a crank signal but no cam sig. Th... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Power VIN: 1GCEK19T34
This truck came in with the complaint of will not pull up a grade from a stand still. Once the truck starts to move it runs fine. There are no codes in the computer system and fuel trims appear normal. There are no misfires in history. If you brake torque the ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L frame VIN: 1GBJC39205
Not excluding anyone however this would be directed at the suspension/frame members. I have a loss to a 3500 Chev which has a Jerr-Dan two car hauler installed and the VIN indicates an HD option however it is an INdependent front suspension and the actual fram...
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B4FP2539X
This vehicle will not start at all. What's going on is that the vehicle is flooding. It has new plugs, cap and rotor. I have good fuel pressure, good spark, I checked timing belt make sure it didn't jump its OK, I know that the compression is lower but I know ...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Unknown VIN: 2B3HD46R82
This intrepid is making me crazy. Last month trans went bad totally. No forward no reverse loud whine from the pump. So we sent it over to the rebuilder. Came back fine it was gone a month and then customer called and said it was stuck in 2nd. Customer took ve...
2003 Dodge Intrepid SXT 3.5L l/r pressure valve VIN: 2B3HD56G93
Hi, Vehicle came in with customer stating after 5-10 miles of driving, car would go into 1st or 2nd after stopping and will not upshift. I brought it in mil on checked codes and found p1776. After research I decided to replace valve-body and sol. pack, got a r...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L injector VIN: WD2PD64425
Hi guys, Here is the one that's driving me nuts. I've got this 05 Sprinter, thatcame in about year ago on the hook.Injectors were covered with carbons all over to the top of the valve cover.I spend hours chiseling my way to the injectors trying to get them los...
1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMEU14N7L
I am stuck on this one, not able to find the cause of high CO above idle. Trouble codes: 44 (AIR system inop), 33 (EGR no or low flow)
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A9M
Hello, customer complains of intermittent hesatation, at the same time the tach stops working. I have test drove twice and the tach stopped after a minute or so the first drive (with no hesatation). On the second test drive, the tach was working the whole time... Trouble codes: 57 (Octane adjust pin/nps circuit fault), 18 (No tach input or spout open), 28 (Loss of tach - rt side dual plug DIS)
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15N1N
This vehicle came in last week with very bad miss.i found oe wires with three boots totally missing from plug end of wires.we installed new wires and plugs (very old).It drives great most of time. once in a while all the sudden truck loses all power and check ...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU22X9P
after cat and maf were replaced vehicle ran fine. At least for a couple days, then customer broke down on the side of the freeway. When we went to retrieve the vehicle it sounded like the exhaust was plugged again, so we pulled the muffler off and it wasn't pl...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L brakes VIN: 1FMDU34X7R
the vehicle is a postal carrier. she can get about half way through her route and the brakes are applied but the pedal will drop all the way to the floor. after some time of letting it cool the brakes will work again
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G3R
HELP!! 1994 Ford E-350. 7.5 Liter. Unstable idle. Feels like a random missfire. Vehicle came in for an unstable Idle. Found vehicle to need maintenance. Spark plug electrodes eroded, terminal in plug wire rusted at dist cap. No codes stored. Replaced secondary...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L front pads VIN: 2FTPX28L6X
system flushed and bled. line pressures checked. 400-500 psi engine off. 1100-1200 psi engine running at all wheels. no residual pressure with pedal released. customer states that brakes seem to be intermittently grabbing when brakes are applied and there is ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDXF47F8X
misfire when hot passes koeo test,passes koer test , fails contibution test for no5 and,no7 has 2000 mi on last oil change gets worse the hotter it gets
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L sunroof VIN: 1FMFU17L43
sunroof opens intermittently without hitting the switch, replaced switch with ford part but still will open on own. if roof is in the open/up vent position-it will close & retract back into the open position all by itself. when my techs check vehicle, everythi...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L over-drive VIN: 1FTPX14574
Hi guys Need some help. This vehicle has no overdrive just slips. take it out of overdrive and it's fine. I've not done any test other then check the system for codes and there are no codes in the TCM. I'm hoping some one can give some direction. Thanks Claud...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L tow/haul light flashing VIN: 1FDAF57P64
Thank you in advance for your help. I have a 2004 F550 dsl auto(torqshift) w/the tow/haul on the dash flashing and sets code p0713 immediately on start up. Cleared codes and resets as soon as you start the truck and I saw some posts w/bad temp sensor or shorte...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW215X5
This vehicle has a throttle valve no iac or throttle cable. It only acts up on decel at idle. The pcm has been flashed under campaign [...]-dvc in 10-06 It will only act up when you drive it and stop and idle for a while. I can't get it to act up consiste... Trouble codes: P0104, P0351, P0356, P0506
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2HKRL1861X
This Odyssey will intermitantly cut out while driving, when it happens, the ignition key turned on BUT the MIL and Green key indicator in the cluster will NOT turned ON. I must try to turn the key on several times and wait for those lights (MIL & Green Key) on...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31AOY
swirl control solenoid in upper plenum has failed. i need to know where to purchase another & if it can be purchased seperately from plenum. my dealer has never heard of this part. Trouble codes: P1130
1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX1149S
This car has stored the above codes. The P0116 seems straightforward enough, but the codes relating to EGR are a mystery as the car has no EGR valve. I ordered a new one to make sure that I wasn't missing something, but there are only air injection pipes comin... Trouble codes: P0116 (ECTS out of range likely thermostat), P0420 (Poor cat efficiency A Bank), P0430 (Poor cat efficiency B Bank), P1401 (EGR out of range vtge either high or low), P1409 (EGR drive circuit out of range.)
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cranking VIN: 1J4GZ58S5R
hi everyone This jeep has intermittant problem, when cranking sometimes will kick hard like timing issue. It has broken 2 starters. most everytime will start normal but once in awhile will kick. Not to familiar with this. There are no codes present or history....
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4FX58S0V
Hello, I have a p0351 nightmare. evrything I check or do I still have the same problem. No start when cold or intermitant when hot. When this happens I do loose spark. All the prevoious repaires were 3 mouths ago and I thought was fixed till this week. I came ... Trouble codes: P0351
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L instrument panel gages VIN: 1J4GW58S3X
The instrument panel gages will activate with key in ON position, but 6 seconds after starting, all gages go to zero, and most of the instrument panel warning lights come on. The factory manual indicates that this is normal if the PCI data bus is lost. The Bod...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Whole car
Thanks in advance for all help. I forgot the VIN at the shop. (The Jeep is a 2.5L 4cyl though) 2 weeks after the above repairs Jeep was towed back to shop. Customer said that car shook real bad and was afraid to drive. We racked the car and checked the suspens...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FA49S0Y
This engine has a strange noise. Its not very loud but it is noticeable. The noise almost sounds like a box of marbles being shaken or maybe almost like a diesel engine sound. We tried to decarbon the motor. Changed oil with 10W30 high mileage oil with some oi...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L fuel leak VIN: KNDJA723X2
Hello all, I have a Sportage with a fuel smell under the hood. About 1 month ago had same complaint that was a rusted fuel line. Fixed line and no problem until now. There is a puddle of gas collecting by oil filter housing. Can not see anything dripping whil...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Alarm triggered message in dash VIN: SALPV1245T
This vehicle has a beep that goes off in the dash as you drive down the road and the information display in the cluster reads "alarm triggered". I can't figure out what is causing it and/or how to reset it? Any help greatly appreciated.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1LNHM86S6Y
car came in from another shop with poor running no power. sat outside 10 degree nite! would not start. checked codes 1171 1288. checked coils 4 and 5 no spark . do have crank signal. injectors are pulsing. the plugs very wet. suspected crank sensor but with a ... Trouble codes: 1171 (o2 sensors all read near 0)
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L wipers VIN: 1LMDA514XT
Hello fellow techs, I need help!!! This vehicle has a problem with the wiper operation in the intermittent postion and the park position. When turning on intermittent the wipers jump across the windshield about 3 inces every 2 seconds or so through the compl...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A52
Hi Guys.I have a 2002 lincoln that came in here missing like crazy.I hooked up the scanner and found a bunch of codes.I reset the comp to see which ones would come back.I got p0303 and p03080 coming back.Now when I look at the data on this engine I see that ba... Trouble codes: P0303, P0308
1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1110101209
This car was a total mess and after sorting out most of the problems still have a bad off idle hesitation. Carbs have been rebuilt, points are new, timing is 40*@4500. Dwell is right. The car is very close to right but still have a bad lean miss when accelerat...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Door Locks VIN: WDBFA66E8L
Hello Fellow Techs. I have a 1990 Mercedes 500SL that was dropped of last week with a bad ignition switch. The Ignition Switch was replaced, which was a challange in itself. The vehicle was brought back to me today, with the customer stating that the keyless ...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1118V
Good morning guys, I have a problem child in the shop that came in with check engine light on. Code was PO135, we changed the front bank O2 sensors, removed car and released to customer. Two days later vehicle returned to shop...same code. We replaced rear O2 ...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 4A3AA46G23
car towed in no start. when we initially checked car car started after a few cranks. checked fuel pressure which was fine. Car hesitates slightly on hard acceleration intermittently.ECT sensor readings ok as are crank rpm reading on scan tool. Before I go in w...
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ16E66
This help request is for Mitsubishi techs. I have this lancer with dtc P0300. I replaced spark plugs coils spark plugs wires. The codes continues. I make some visual checks and i found that front crankshaft oil seal have a leak and cranshaft position sensor is... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire detected)
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E14
Car came in mid October with these 2 codes.Checked speed sensor connector for being reversed with the turbine speed sensor,O.K. Scoped the revolution sensor white signal to tcm wire , scoped O.K. Took most likely cause being a possible intermittant sensor appr... Trouble codes: P0720 (VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR CIRCUIT 1 revolution sensor), P1574 (automatic speed control device/v.s.s.)
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52H8Y
Hello all and thanks in advance for reading this post. This 00 Intrigue goes dead lean (both O2's read lean when it acts up, approx. 40mv) under load (intermittently) and loses power/hesitates, it will eventually come out of it, but for the most part it reads ... Trouble codes: P0131 (O2 signal low B1S1), P0137 (O2 signal low B1S2), P0300 (random cylinder misfire detected)
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 2P4GP2439Y
hello techs i have this van that runs good on the road. but when it comes to a stop after idling for few seconds it cuts out then it dies. in the shop the van idles in park and i can feel it cut in out. Then i put in drive wait for a while and it starts to cut...
1998 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L air in hydraulic system VIN: 1G2JD12T6W
Help!!! I have a 98 sunfire that keeps coming back with air in the hydraulic clutch system. We replaced the slave (Fenco)and master cylinder(Napa)originally when we did the tranny job. Then when it came back a week later with air in the system, we replaced t...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1G2NE52E6X
Hi there & thanks in advance.I replaced a 3.4 engine on this vehicle only for the customer to bring it back for fuel gauge & odometer inoperative after repair.Sender,IPC,BCM & PCM have all been replaced..Im not seeing the engine replacement & these two problem...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L fan stays on VIN: WPOCA29963
Hello porsche techs. This car has a problem with the engine fan staying on after driving, key off. I pulled codes and it had a P1675(engine purge fan). I have replaced the relay for the fan in the fuse box and cleared adaptations the same problem came back aft...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JT3DJ81W8R
good morning. tech's this land cruiser was towed in no start and blowing efi fuse. i replaced the fuse checked the fuel pump via low amps probe. pattern looked normal drawing 8amps. if you hold the gas to the floor it will start but idles low or not at all. ex...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L abs system VIN: 4T1BG22K5T
Hello every one and thanks for looking, this weeks problem child is a camry from the auction. Problem is during slow (2-3 mph) stops the abs acts like your on ice. Pump runs activates ABS and you can't stop. Acts EXACTLY like an in range sensor failure. Ohm te...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Can not fuel VIN: JT2BG22K4W
Car will not take fuel clicks off every couple of seconds! pulled neck off dont see any problems!!Is there any way of checking roll over valve with out dropping tank? Or do I have vent problem I am afraid to touch lines every thing is pretty well rotted and do...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L T-chain tensioner VIN: WAUZL54B4Y
Ok well what i at first thought was a tensioner gasket problem, turns out the oil is spraying out of the crankcase vent valve (black round shaped valve directly above throttle body). The vent direction faces towards the passenger side tensioner assembly. I...
2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WAULD64B73
Thanks all for the help. It turned out to be the starter. did the load test and fail when it was cold. replaced the starter left it outside over night. Checked it in the morning, after a -20F night, and fired right up. Thanks again.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: YBADP6347Y
Sorry it took so long to post this repair but we had problems with Module Masters returning our calls. I had to get a new abs module from BMW and all is well now.Customer had had car for over a week now.Module Master refunded my 300.00 dollars for the rebuild ...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K2V
Many replies pointing me in the direction of the crank angle sensor. Seemed reasonable. I got the special J tool to remove the dampner/pulley and replaced the made in mexico CAS. Still died. The PCM was giving the odd fan jet outlet temps for start up (4000F+...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W0S
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to everyone who tried to help with this one.As it turns out,the #6 piston was damaged during crank relearn, causing power loss & knock.It isn't easy to put an engine in one of these things,but it's done and out of my life.I hope I don't see another one ... Trouble codes: P1345 (cam sensor sync problem).
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Pinion shim VIN: 1GCDM19W2Y
I would like to thank all who replied,all with equally interesting information.What i found out,and what i went with was to set the rear up using the 7.5 guage block from the Kent-Moore pinion depth set.The 7.5,7.5/8,and the 7.625 differentials all use the sam...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT14W6Y
Well it is finally fixed. I want to thank everyone for the great input. The final fix was diesel in the gas. It had caused the wires and the coil to go bad trying to run off of it. Thought it was fixed when we replaced the fuel with good gas but had ruined ano...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJK39111
We checked the air intake heater and it was intact so we talked to the customer to authorize tear down and inspect time. Heard back today that they do not want to fix the vehicle. We do not know what happend with this one. thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0540, P0089, P0093, P0102, P0463, P0571.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L transfer case VIN: 1GCHK29U22
Sorry for the late post. Replaced the transfer case with a reman unit. Did not take the old one apart to see what busted, however the oil was black and chunky.
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L po740 VIN: 2C3AE66G91
Many thanks for all the replies to my question about normal clutch volume index[cvi] for od clutch. 75- 135 is the normal range, which put mine at 119, still ok. Customer came in for ses light diagnostics and is not looking to invest in trans work at this tim...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KCZ366X
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GP74L2Y
Watched scanner and could not see drop on cam or crank signal. Went with the majority on this one. Removed tranny and found broken flyweel. Replaced flywheel and crank sensor. Thanks for all the help Trouble codes: 1391 (Loss of Cam or Crank signal).
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L oil pressure VIN: 1B3EJ46U51
Thanks to all who responded. It seems that Robert, Barry, Quentin, David, Paul, and Tony were on the money. We removed the pin from the oil pressure sender connector where the extra wire would go. We also went from 5w-30 to 10w-30 oil just as a precaution. ...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA524XX
well shes fixed the imrc runners was stuck open causing a lean condition the van has gone 500 miles since repair so its fixed before 20 miles would turn the light on... thanks to all chris Trouble codes: P0171.
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Door locks. VIN: 1FMNU43S9Y
Thanks to those who replied to my Excursion lock problem. The actuators solved the problem. I replaced all five, doors and rear hatch. The rear window hatch needs the latch assembly as something seems to be broke with the linkage. Thanks again. Randy Hiebne...
2005 GMC Yukon SLE 4.8L Electronic VIN: 1GKEK13V65
The customer has not had any further problems with this vehicle. I believe that for whatever reason (possibly the alternator overcharge) the encoder was recieving faulty information. If the problem reoccurs I will repost.
1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCA553XJ
Sorry it took so long .Lot of good replies on this one.Found that the high idle vaccum solinoid sticking.Could take a screwdriver,while acting up.Tap the rod on the rear right of the carb.Pop and idle was down.Replaced with reman carb.The best advise I can giv...
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMCA5648K
thanks for all the help.I ended up tearing car apart and found computer/relay ground shorted to ho wire along drivers door track(between door and seat) someone had soldered the ground at that point and left a sharp edge of solder that pierced a computer power ...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7653M
Thanks to everyone, overwhelming response. I tried several of your recomendations, bypassed the ignition switch and main relay, no change. I went ahead and removed the EGR passage plugs, every cylinder passage was plugged solid. Cleaned passages, no change. Re...
2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L radiator VIN: 1HGCG56511
thanks everybody for all the replys, with the possibility of having a cracked block,we explained that to the customer and were thinking about trading it in soon anyway, so thats what they did... theproblem either steming from a blown head gasket,cracked head...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL18672
Added lube guard. Must have been a sticking valve. Note that we did use honda transmission fluid.
2006 Jaguar X-Type Sport 3.0L shifting problem VIN: SAJWA51A36
the problem was the trans controler located above the left kick panel. the circut board was caroded. turns out this is a common problem.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J8GW68JX2
got this one figured out and out the door turned out i was 1 tooth off on the passenger side cam. we scoped the cam and crank sensors and overlayed the patterns and could see that it was off. special thanks goes out to john thorton for the help
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L tpms VIN: 1J4GL58K05
Hi: this system has an overhead console. It does not use magnets to relearn. The customer is going to roadtest the car and do some drive cycles with the spare tire valve stem at 3 oclock. If this doesn't work and I can sell it I will try a replacement WCM. I...
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L suspension VIN: KNAFB12162
I replaced the front sway bar links and the rattle went away thanks guys..
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BFZ8GXY
Engine coolant was fine, OCV working properly, and i understand this fuel management strategy. It seems that the PCM has some fail mode that it goes into where it changes pulse width to the VVT control valve causing the engine to surge. We have not been able... Trouble codes: P1354, P0300.
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Top VIN: WDBFA63E2S
The fix was the Soft Top down micro switch located on the left rear it is the S84/4 switch, it's a hugh black & white switch. What was happening is when you would but the hard top on with the rear lid closed naturally..you'd push the button to latch down the h...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E1V
So far I have checked for air leaks before the oxygen sensor, ok. I replaced a non functioning rear oxygen sensor but on a test drive the voltage was hanging high. That's probably what is causing the slow response code. I have no further ideas to try so if r... Trouble codes: P0133.
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4M2DV11W9P
Thanks Larry for the responce, however the customer decided to pick the vehicle up before we could follow up on your sugestion!!I believe he was worried about the fact we could not duplicate his concern. Thanks again, Greg and crew
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D4W
thanks for all the help all the replies were helpfull. customer took vehicle to dealer and they performed recall of alternator.they installed alt and said draw was still there and that they repaired wire in 2 wire pigtail on alt. so thats all the info i got fr...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05S0X
The timing belt was a tooth off. Richard, from Texas, finally suggested that after looking at it in his shop. We later found out that the customer recently had the belt done at another shop. Two guys said the distributors go bad on these engines but it was ok.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L surges VIN: JN8DR07Y71
Hello everyone and thanks for the input. As many of you stated, check the mass airflow closely. I did so and found fuzzy debris on the sensing wires. I cleaned them off and this thing runs great. Amazing what a little fuzz will cause. Thanks Ron
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1DA31AX3
Well Thanks to you guys I looked at the maf one more time,when it started to act up the the MAF would drop out on my vantange.I shipped it to the dealer to get reprogrammed and a new MAF. Thanks guys. Jon
2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 1GHDX23E62
The oil pressure exceeded 80 psi.We dropped the oil pan (yes,we removed the subframe),& found the pressure relief stuck.The pump was replaced,the screen & pan cleaned,All is good now,& we cannot blame the Quick lube place either.Thanks for all the help. Matt.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52T8X
Thank you Allen from North Carolina. I beleive it was the fuel tank pressure sensor that was at fault. It comes with the module, which incluides pump level sensor and press. sensor. The fact that there was a noise heard from the rear lead me to believe the f... Trouble codes: P0452, P0453.
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L transfer VIN: 4S3BJ6334R
2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JFISG63686
the driven gear is not turning the speed sensor. I used a drill motor to spin the speed sensor and the speedo worked. looking in to it the vehicle still has warranty and the customer is proceding to the dealer Jake Trouble codes: P0502.
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L lack of power VIN: 4TARW13P4R
We gave the truck back to the customer to drive with the TP sensor disconnected.The syptoms where gone.We then traced the problem to a shorted wire in the engine harness under the intake manifold.Thanks for all the help.
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BC22K8X
the fix was a new vapor pressure sensor when you energize them the new one has a louder click to it thanx for all the replys had to have customer drive it for a while to verify it was fixed Trouble codes: P0446.
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