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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9320V
Customer came in with check engine lite & failed emissions.Pulled code P0420. Inspected cat and had chunks. Replaced with Catco universal converter. Cleared codes. 2 weeks passed check engine lite on again but they did pass emissions. Lab scoped 02s. Front loo... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat. converter efficiency)
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L brake lights VIN: WBAGJ8322V
the rear brake lights on this car come on when started, and stay on till the key is turned off. without any wiring diagrams we are at a stand still. i can not find any thing in the archieves with the brake lights staying on. does anyone out there know about th...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Surge VIN: WBADM5340Y
Hello BMW tech's, We have this 528i that at times at idle will start surging. We could not get it to happen but it has been to other shop's and they could not find the problem. There are no codes and the car has been maintained, the only thing we did was a fue...
1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L ac controls VIN: 1G6KS53B7N
i turn on the ignition switch and the fuel data display and the ac control display comes on for 2 to 3 seconds then displays - - - the outside temp never does read anything. after 10 to 15 seconds the blower comes on high. the mode led is on the defrost knob. ...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52Y7T
greetings to all,this caddy has a code for the cooloing fan circuit,a couple of checks that i made was using scan tool i can enegize all the cooling fan relays and they all work.i did find a relay that was wired in into the cooling circuit which made the fans ... Trouble codes: 1660 (cooling fan circuit)
1976 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L oil pressure
Hello, puzzling question on an older engine for you engine rebuilders. I have a student that rebuit this 350, checked out all clearances with him myself, put it in and have 40 psi at 2000rpm, almost zero at idle verified with two gauges at two ports on the eng...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54T2P
This vehicle came in a mess. Customer complained of stalling intermittently. Had students check DTC's, found many rolling codes. Information on scanner was strange, tps stuck at 3.5v, -40f coolant temp, etc. Checked voltage at TPS to verify, found 5v in from r...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L calipers VIN: 1G1YY22P5R
vehicle came in with the complaint of brakes locking up after driving 5 to 10 miles. put vehicle on lift and all four wheels very hard to turn by hand. scan brake control module no codes found. broke lines lose at master cylinder to releave pressure all wheel ...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L seat
SUV HAS A BAD VIBRAION STARTING AT 65. MILES AHOUR.AND DOES NOT Go away but does get worse. I have changed rear end tranny rear drive line front axles front wheel bearings tie rods ball joints had aligned. also has had two diffent sets of new tires and wheels....
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L drive belt VIN: 1GNDT13W9Y
Good afternoon everyone!I would like to request some advice on a relatively simple matter that is otherwise giving us a hard time.Here we have a 2000 S-10 Blazer that has a belt squeal that will go away for about a day but then return.The belt tensioner has be...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L starter VIN: 1GCHK23162
gm duramax tech's we need some help with this truck. came in for water pump and starter we replaced the starter with rebuilt from local rebuilder twice and still made noise we then looked at the flywheel which had some bad teeth but not the worst we have ever ...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1JH12F52
This cavalier is quite the mistery. It runs very rich at all times. On initial startup cold it will push the O2 voltage above 900mv until it goes into closed loop at which time the fuel trim values go way negative and the O2 starts to respond. It has in the pa... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system rich History Code)
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Battery drain VIN: 1GNFK162J2
Hello! Experiencing a parasitic drain issue! When connecting meter with 10 amp scale across positive terminal when disconnected I'm noticing something strange. First off, the timeout process. After 5-10 minutes im showing a 32 milliamp drain from vehicle... so...
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z66 5.3L 4x4 VIN: 3GNEK12T14
thanks in advance for any help or suggestions. truck came to my shop originally with inoperable speedometer. ordered instrument cluster from dealer, replaced cluster, then off to dealer for a reflash. speedo worked fine. a short time later the customer called ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No power when cold VIN: 1GCHK29285
Hello, this guy brought this Duramax in and said when it is cold it sometimes doesn't have any power. Not all the time but randomly. It didn't act up in the shop. The code is for the Turbo Vane commanded position not the same as the actual position. I checked ... Trouble codes: P0045 (Turbocharger Vane Position Control Solenoid Control Circuit)
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.4L oil pan VIN: 1G1AM15B46
hi there can anybody help me with the labor hours for replacing radiator,oil pan & a/c condenser on 2006 chevy cobalt with 2.4 engine
1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L abs hydraulics VIN: 1C4GP64L4V
hello all hope someone can help with this van. I received it after another shop replaced all the brakes as well as calipers, wheel cylinders and master cylinder. the original complaint was "brakes locked up while driving". the only code i got with modis was "a...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY48B34
Hello This crusier went into the ditch and now doesnt run correctly. I found that the plugs were fuel fouled so those were replaced. Did a compression check and found that each cylinder were 130-160 range. After installation of new plugs and wires car does run... Trouble codes: P2305
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L seal VIN: 2C4GF48405
Has anyone ever had a reoccuring axle seal leak on left rear?Relaced left rear output shaft seal twice and still leaks .Vent is clear,no excessive play at diff.Using mopar seals and seal the tsb but this leaks pretty good.housing and sealing area on joint look...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Oil Seal VIN: 1B7K23S31J
Have a small leak between Po. Steering Pump and Vacuum Pump. I'm sure it is engine oil as the PS reservoir stays full. Has anyone had this problem? Is the Vacuum Pump repairable, and could changing the PS Pump have anything effect on the leak? Thanks in advanc...
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, long crank VIN: 1M4ZV53X9Z
Greetings: Have this taurus giving fits. Intermittant crank no start. Intermittant die at idle (in shop). Fine on test drive. Problem occurs cold or hot. When problem exists no spark nor injector pulse exists. Tried ignition module but still no start. Have not...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMDA5143S
ABS engages on a non abs stop every time. It doesnt do it until you are almost at a complete stop. It has the springy type noise with a double pedal pulsation, that is normal, when abs kicks in, every time. The car came in on a wrecker with a bad engine, and a...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14YXT
Hello All, Looking for some input here. This truck has an MIL on with the 5 codes I listed below. While looking at data with the NGS the B2 fuel trim will max and sit there a little bit then go negative. After that B2 will work it's way up to +15 or 16 and bo... Trouble codes: P0133, P1131 (bank 1 sensor 1 lean), P1151 (bank 2 sensor 1 lean), P0385, P0174
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
I have this Explorer while driving the fuel gauge will fluctuate. It will go from half to about three quarters a tank. The gauge tested acurate with gauge tester. We replaced the slosh module which comes with a new fuel/temp gauge. The tank unit was replaced a...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L rear wiper motor VIN: 1FMEU16W91
please help. came in for water leak, resealed bottom half and had new windshield install with new moulding on top (missing). also cust complained of radio on and off and rear wiper inop. replaced gem module all works except rear wiper. have power at purp/yello...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L egr valve VIN: 1FMCU04102
no engine codes present just runnung rough .i suspect cat convertor or convertors plugged up .but any body seen the egr valve cast iron it self melt up . i consulted near by dealker ship they didnt see the egr melt like this.occasionaly the dpfe melt or the ho...
2005 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA57655
Replaced ECM because of water flooding out ECM (had codes P0715,P0717,P0340,P1270 at that time). Now the engine coolant temp sensor reads 102400 F and the codes listed are hard codes. Checked grey/red common wire to all issue sensors and it is fine. Has anyone... Trouble codes: P1288 (Cyl head temp sensor out of range), P1711 (TFT Sensor out of range), P0603 (Internal control mod Kam error)
1997 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L Drivetrain VIN: 3GKGK26J2T
I Have This 1997 GMC 2500 Suburban 4x4 With A Bang & Shudder In The Drivetrain. Originally Began As An Intermittent Problem When Driving If Hit A Bump Or Pothole, Now Occurs Just About Everytime Brakes Are Applied In Forward Only, Will Occur In Reverse Only Wh...
2003 GMC Sierra Denali 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTFK69U53
sorry i typed in the wrong box Trouble codes: P120, P135
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Stall, Misfire VIN: 2GTEK19T34
Hey guys working on the in-law's truck. It will run very rich at idle and taking off. Then it will clear up and run great while crusing. The fuel trim for bank 2 goes to -30 and has very little power. Bank 1 fuel trim stays around +or- 5. Initially the bank 2 ...
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6147W
Cylinder #1 hardly contributing to overall RPM. Recent tune-up this past winter. Good plugs,wires,rotor, etc. excellent compression on all 4 cylinders (180-200 psi). Swapped spark plugs #1 & #2 and misfire stays at #1.T ried new set of NGK plugs and misfire st... Trouble codes: P0301
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L fuel smell VIN: 1HGCG5641W
need some honda techs ,keep getting code for leak in fuel tank sytem p1456 ,alldata states gas cap ,or two way valve ,change cap and o-rings for two way valve,code comes back in 20 miles and smell of fuel ,any other help for this would be appreciated ,also a n... Trouble codes: P1456, P0401
2006 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Piston VIN: RLHFD26376
Could any once met that symptom. Please advise me the probable cause. Thank a lot.
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L No Start VIN: KMHJF24M7W
This car has been in multiple shops for a no start when freezing or below,has good cranking speed and good spark,but no fuel pressure.After multiple tries and extended crank times it will eventually fire up.After it does it starts fine for the rest of the day.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D0Y
last november this s type came in with the p 0065 code, we checked for broken lines and plugged ports, every thing looked okay, we went ahead and replaced the valve and cleared codes, so 5 months later the car is back with the same code, also found out that th... Trouble codes: P0065
1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L compression VIN: 1J4FJ78S3M
ok, make me feel dumb you guys!!! i got compression #'s that are very low and erratic, 60-30 psi at different times on all 6 cylinders, ignition timing good, with marks and rotor. cannot see any oil coming up through push rods (vehicle wont start?). after cran...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L valves VIN: 1J4GW58N4Y
Hay guys !! We have this Jeep here, came in with loose valve seat on drivers side head.. removed head and sent out for sublet repairs, installed head and set timing chain .marks line up,but when started,it bent the valves on the repaired head.. so we sent head...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY194X4
Car comes back multiple cylinder misfire. Misfire #6.. #4 sparkplug wire boot hard as if burned. Changed plugs, #6 had carbon not found on others. What would cause two coil packs to go dfective? Coil packs are controlled by input from ECM... Switching coil pos...
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L harmonic balancer
Evening everyone. What I have here is a 2006 Mazda3 with 397 miles. It recently had an oil change at mile 380 at a local quick-lube type oil change facility. It made it 17 miles before, according to the Enterprize Rental driver, it rattled really loud then die...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G2W
Hi Guys ! This car need to renew the register by next month. Customer's worried , because the MIL just came on and stay ,but no complain about driveability.No hesitation,stalling.. In ECU we also found 3 more code P0422 for bad cat. conv. P0455 & P0442 for maj... Trouble codes: P1519 (camshaft control logic chain)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no shifting VIN: WDBJF65H7X
vehicle tow in. no shifting on the any gears when vehicle warms up. replaced the transmission filter & fluid and tested drive on the dyno. up to 60mph for ten minuites. gave back to customer. 2day later towed in again. check w/ scanner no code. check on the TS...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4Y
hay m/b wizards i need some help on this one while i still have some hair left on my head!!this ml 320 came in with misfire codes checked for code pulled the above mentioned checked #5 moved coil misfire followed give complete tune up and 1 coil there should b... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L engine VIN: WDB2304752
hey mb tech's this sl500 has a horrible buzzing sound coming out of the engine. when we checked it with a stethscope we found the tension pulley was noisey. after replacing it the noise was still there. we removed the fan belt and ran the engine and the noise ...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1MELM6241R
Vehicle came back this week with 5000 miles on it and what the customer said is the same problem as before. Vehicle has no codes and only has a running issue (Stumbles like a miss) when hot off idle to 1500rpm. Problem does not occur when cold. Check all readi...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L monitor not ready VIN: JN1CA21D0T
This Maxima has not run all monitors for emission test. It has a history code PO105 for map/baro circuit. Since cleared, there is no more code and has been driven for more than 400 miles, all monitors are done except EGR, CAT, and O2 monitors are still pending...
1997 Nissan TERRANO 3.2L fan blade VIN: RR50-00595
Hi all We have replaced a water pump in this vehicle and have been told that the fan blade is fitted incorrectly. The blade can go either way but does it matter? The fan will pull either way so shuold not effect cooling. Can anyone tell me which way is the co...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S5Y
Hello fellow IATN members, I have a 2000 Nissan Frontier thats giving me a bit of a head scratcher. This trouble started about six months ago. This is my brothers vehicle and I know he maintains it well and it runs very well. Started with SES light on then off... Trouble codes: P0400
1997 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3HN52K7V
This Olds has a peculiar issue. Stalls when in reverse. Sometimes hard to start. Cranks OK. What we found is, the fuel pressure drops to zero, when you put it in reverse. I've visibly checked for grounds from engine to body, engine to battery. No issues detect...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L cluster/no start VIN: 1G3NL5273X
car came into our shop with the instrument cluster not working and secruty light would come on every now and then, checked all fuses everything was good. car sit from about a day or day in half in the serice bay, when we went to move the car out of the bay, th...
1981 Other European DMC12 2.8L Blower Motor Resistor VIN: SCEDT26T0B
I know this may not be proper as it is not really a "help me fix it " question but I need the location of the heater / AC blower resistor (as I have only High and number 2 speeds ) -- Maybe if I ask how do I test for only 2 of the 4 speeds ? I wont get critica...
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...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2HX54K5Y
this car has an idle of 2000 rpm. It did it only when warmed up. we replace the lower intake and the plastic plenumn and now it does it all the time. we have tried everything we can possible think of . any ideas? we have installed a new Mass air flow sensor. I...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Body Computer VIN: 1G2NF52T31
One for you GM dealer tech's.Replaced a body computer in this '01 Pontiac Grand Am due to water intrusion.When I went to program the new bcm with my Tech 11 I got the message "Address error" and the bcm wouldn't finish programming.When I went to the data strea...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L shift VIN: WP1AB29P14
hello gentlmens,i have a 2004 porsche cayenne s ,with 54k mile ,i start it up ,put it in drive takes about five second then it jumps into gear,trans fluid is ok ,i checked it folowing the dealer steps ,and it slips sometimes ,any idea please reply
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: 1MWC06918G
Have this camper/truck in from out of town. Died on the road. I have checked fuel pressure and ignition. Both are good. Checked for fuel injector pulse and didn't have any! After testing we replaced the ignitor with no change. Checked all wiring from PCM to Ig...
1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN01P8K
brother's truck. he drove it through a puddle last week and it died immediately. sat 3 days and found 15a efi fuse blown. he replaced it and drove it home (after the 3 day wait). takes it out "mudding" and hits another puddle. dies immediately. 15a efi fuse bl...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Shift Flare VIN: 4T1GK12E9S
To all Toyota techs, I recently put a SL solenoid in this car because it had a P0770 and P0773 codes with the MIL light on. After replacing the solenoid the car does not have anymore codes and it goes into overdrive. My problem now is that when it is cold and...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4TAUN53B7S
I need some help on a toyota, I towed the truck in for a died when driving with no restart. Found coil was fryed, replaced coil,the truck ran but poor so customer oked tune up due to 182k on oe plugs, wires, cap, rotor and fuel filter!!! Now i have a miss on a...
2005 Toyota Tundra 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5TELU42N52
Customer report vehicle getting about 14 mpg, suppose to be getting 16-18 mpg. We had replaced spark plug and recommend a MAF due to the fact he has an high flow filter. After replacment vehicle runs slightly better but lwo fuel milage. No check engine light, ...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L engine VIN: 5TELU42N46
Hello from Indiana fellow techs! This truck is at the Toyota Dealership. My Customer/friend has taken it there because it was running sluggish. After a weeks time, they informed him that is has digested some form of sand into the drivers side intake plenium. T...

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2002 Audi A4 3.0L oil VIN: WAULT68E02
Hello, Thanks for all the replies to my problem, We were unable to get this car to leak oil while in our shop. The residue of oil we found from the leak leads me to believe its coming from the seal between the head and the camshaft tensioner on the right side....
1990 BMW 735i 3.5L rough idle VIN: WBAGB4312L
Thanks for all for the usefull replies. Most of you were right with air leak & injectors problem. We discovered the air leak at 4. cyl. intake gasket. When we replace the head gasket the gasket was put on reversed. So we correct with new gasket & the O2 readi...
1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Collector's Edition 5.7L starter VIN: 1G4BR82P8T
Thank-you to all who replied. The replies received were all great possibilities : ring gear burrs,starter brace, shims etc.The rest were; crank sensor, dist.cap, water leaks into dist.cap causing a violent kickback which I feel was the problem. When I told t...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Unknown VIN: 3G5DA03E82
Thanks to everyone. Almost all said the diodes in the alternator were not working properly. Installed a new delco,should have done this first because it is a bear to r&r, and all is well. Once again you guys came through with the correct information.
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L power side view mirrors VIN: 1G1EK63N42
calling this one fixed. had a buddy with a tech 2 hook up and reprogram the body module. customer is out 2 weeks and all seems ok. thanks for the replies, most hit on the programming. thanks for the help.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L No Power VIN: 1GCEK19T34
We are convinced that this is an engine problem. The engine has very low vacuum at idle. The customer at this time has declined further repairs at this time due to the mileage on this truck.
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L instrument cluster, remote keyless entry VIN: 2C8CF68434
The cause of the MIC, RKE, Interior lighting and NAV system failures was a corroded splice found in the wire harness that travels from the l/side firewall along the l/side interior floor (at rocker) to the rear of the vehicle. The corroded splice was in the h...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Lighting VIN: 1D7HA18N92
Have replaced PDC box and tail lites now work. Have scaned FCM again and have about 7 codes . When I clear the codes they come right back. All lites work. Still have code 38 for open park lamp relay. It may not have needed FCM. PDC box came with a splash shiel...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D7LB31Z33
This fleet customer did not want to repair this van at this time, the mileage is high and the van will be rotated out for a new one soon. With all the testing I am about as sure as I can be the problem is in the valve and seat area and with possible cracks in ... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire).
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on, P0171 & P0174 VIN: 1FTYR14X2W
26 out of 26 replies all suggested the intake manifold and/or plenum gaskets. Five techs recommended observing fuel trims while spraying carb spray around suspected manifold gaskets (Pillip, Terry [...], Kenneth and Kevin), two techs recommended studying fre... Trouble codes: P0171 (Air fuel ratio too lean bank 1), P0174 (Air fuel ratio too lean bank 2).
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: E3XZB38281
sorry took so long to close this, computer system has been down. when we removed the old fuel pump we found that the tray that is made into the bottom of the fuel tank had seperaterd from the bottom of the tank and was smaking the bottom of the fuel pump sendi...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX08L1Y
Thanks to all that replied, it was test 53 like all of you said. Thanks again
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Flexplate VIN: 1FAFP36311
Well, I certainly appreciate all the help I received, and several of the responses were right on. We found the dowel pins missing. I'm guessing these pins were never present as there is no way both could have fallen out... The new ones are a press fit. We a...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTWX32FX1
Thank you all for your input. Most all responses were c/shaft sensor or IDM module. It turns out the customer got a recall notice the same day I posted this help request.before I could contact him, the truck went to the dealership where they installed a c/shaf...
2003 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FDSS24FX3
2004 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GKFK66U44
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1K4GW68N5X
Thanks to all who replied. After testing i came to the conclusion that the tcm was faulty. The customer did not have me replace it at this time. they may trade in car. If they return I will be sureto let everyone know the results. thanks again for all that rep... Trouble codes: P1698 (no message from tcm), P1687 (no mic bus message).
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Heater
Thank you for your help, unfortunately I was not able to continue with the repair to this vehicle. There is however a lot of good info on this vehicle from you all, if I run across this problem in the future I will refer to these posts. Anyone attempting t...
1996 Lexus SC300 3.0L Coolant temp gauge VIN: JT8CD32Z4T
This vehicle has not shown up agian.. I'm going to Assume (i have no reason to doubt) Reply #5 form the lexus tech working on it is correct. Thank you all very much..
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Cuts out VIN: WDBHA23G7W
Hi everybody, thanks for all who helped me on this car, after checking everything, fuel pressure, air leakage and found no problem, i put my star diagnose, enter the engine ecm and went to control module adaptation and reset self-adaptation the car started fin...
1990 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L transmission VIN: F4UFKS7SKD
only needed checkball locations to complete repair.
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1CA21DXX
Sorry for the delay on this one. I have been out of the shop for a couple of weeks but I can say for certain that this car is fixed. I have to thank Wade, James, and Rick because you guys hit the nail on the head with coil problems. I had been swapping out one...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Temp Guage VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
Thanks for very helpful info. It seems there were two problems. First, the pig tail (Johnny [...] mentioned) was definitely loose. We (another fellow tech) grounded the temp gauge and was and is fully functional. Second, I ohmed the existing temp switch (.85...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Charging VIN: 4S3BH66522
Sorry for the long time in closing. In fact letting it close automaticly wasn't a good idea either, but I don't really have any answers. Most of the responces I got were answered in my origional post. Dean from NY did bring up one particular item about how ...
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Hub Bearing VIN: 4S3BP67645
Replies were a little mixed, but the consensus is this is a hub/bearing that bolts in (much like a Jeep front hub-bearing). The part is ordered (National 512293). I will update if I encounter anything unusual in this job. Thanks for the advice. Barry
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L abs VIN: JS3TD21V7V
thanks for all that responded. i do not have a tech 2 ,or axcess, but thanks for comfirming the need for one when pulling abs codes. i always want to go the extra mile for the customer, and figured it was worth the time asking and it was.
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18E1X
Turns out it was a crank sensor, Thanks Lloyd. Although it showed a good pattern, I took the leap as this was the only thing in my mind left that would cut off the spark and fuel. I think I will take this as, go with my gut as I figured this was it in the beg... Trouble codes: P1310.
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Chassis VIN: 5TBBT4817Y
Thanks to all who responded. I removed the driveshaft, had plenty of lubricant and moved freely, but I cleaned and relubricated. Vehicle seemed to improve with driving and customer is happy!
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMA633BX
Thanks to all that helped with this the input was a great help. We did replace all 4 coils and the output control we also checked the wiring and found it to be good. We then replaced the ECU and problem was fixed.
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAB81E6W
Thanks for the replys, but waS not able to fix this one.After checking all the wiring and both TCM and ECM for codes and correct coding all seem ok. Might be in ECM customer didnt want to spend much money, so again thanks for the replys. Trouble codes: P1613.
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1TS92D12
Thanks to everyone that responded to my help request. THere were mixed reviews about installing a used A/C Control Module, and being able to code it. Some have said that they have been able to code them successfully, and others have said that were not so luc...
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