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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L Steering VIN: 19UYA42411
have this accura that keeps aerating p/s fluid. it start out ok than after about 1 minute of running starts to foam up, it will continue to foam until it overflows res. I see that the high pressure line has been replaced by another shop recently the car now be...
2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Oil Smoke VIN: 2HNYD182X1
We inherited this one from another shop. They were smart enough to give up and pass it on to a fool like me that won't tap out. The concern is after a minute or so of idling or a slow cruise through a long school zone, on acceleration a big cloud of oil smoke ...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L headlights VIN: WBADNG331X
This well-maintained 540i has factory Xenon HID low bean lights with a self-aiming/adjusting system. The lights are aimed too low. Both lights are evenly "dipped". There seems to be no manual adjustment provision on these light units. The reflectors are mounte...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Air Bag VIN: WBAAM533XY
Hello, Car came in with air bag light on, hooked up Launch scan tool, pulled codes #6 firing circuit, belt tensioner, passenger. #5 firing circuit, belt tensioner driver. also had #1 control unit internal faulty. Now if it had only the firing circuit, belt ten...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Transmission, ABS, Insterment cluster VIN: WBAGH8346Y
BMW gurus! Car came in last week. Customer said he was driving home from the tire shop, ABS light came on, flowed by the Traction light, about 10 min later the trans went into fail safe. He limped it to the shop. Scanned with the Lunchbox x431 and got the foll...
2002 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBAAN56080
This car has an intermitant fault.At times it has very poor acceration and bad idle. Coustermor says it feels like the car wants to go but is holding back.Some times she cant get up her drive which isnt vry steep. It doesnt seem to have any pattern to it eg ho...
1995 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L Lighting VIN: 1G4BN52P5S
hello all this buick was brought in with a overheat problem radiater was cracked it was replaced along with tstat when steeping on brake pedal heater a/c controls black out and radio blacks out when brake pedal is pressed and no fuel pump at times also there i...
1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, lack of power VIN: 1G6EL1332L
Vehicle came in for a rough idle and loss of power. Upon inspection vehicle has only 12 inches vaccum at idle and [...] at 2500 rpms, inspected for vaccum leaks none found inspected ign. timing good at 10 deg. btdc performed compression and cylinder leakage...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KD54Y13
this car started burning oil about 6000 miles ago. at least that is when it was brought to our attention. the car is using at leat 1 qt per 1000 miles. once it used 3 qts in about 1500 miles. there is no signs of external leaks and the pcv system is clean with...
1988 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 1GCBS14E6J
Hi folks. I have this 1988 s-10 pickup w/manual tranny. Intermittent problem ,does not matter whether hot or cold where the vehicle has a hesitation problem. You depress accelerator pedal, but nothing happens. Vehicle will not die, but no power. Fuel pump & fi...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L extended crank/start VIN: 1GNDT13WXS
customer states that vehicle has and extended crank after sitting for 3-4 days. we recently replaced the starter because the customer said he wore it out trying to start the vehicle. while it was here for the starter replacement we were unable to verify the ex...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L posible rear diff VIN: 1GCHK23U11
My question is has anything seen rear end diff clutch problems in the rear end to cause a moan and vibration when stopping? This is a new customer and i am having a chatter feel when taking off and the customer is complaining of a stopping moan and vibration n...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Lighting VIN: 2G1WX15K51
thanks in advance for any help concerning this problem i am getting a high beam out message in message center. and the high beams work correctly. all other lighting. aswell. i have no history on this vehicle. the only thing isee that could cause a possible pro...
1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No start VIN: 3C3EL55H2W
Car towed in. No start floods plugs right away. Has strong spark and good compression stores no codes. If you pull the fuel pump relay and crank on it enough it will finally start but runs bad hesitates extremely rich. Timing belt and marks are all ok. Disconn...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H7Y
Hi everybody. Vehicle towed in for no start. began by scoping crank sensor and soon realized i was lacking the 8 v reference. Checked out pcm. pin 44 supplies my 8 v and I dont have it. I checked all pcm grounds and ok. Ive never had to replace a pcmin one of ...
2006 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1C3EL46X96
they car came in for a misfire and a coolant leak .the coolant leak was the thermostat housing . the car also had a misfire code of 300 random cyl misfire.the spark plugs were changed and the car has come back 2 months i have the job of trying to fix... Trouble codes: 300 (muli cylinder misfire)
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1B3HD46T9V
Hi everybody, thank you in advance for your help. I have a 97 Intrepid in the shop that is starting to give me fits. We have done extensive testing at our cost and our diagnosis does not seem to ring true after the evidence we see. Vehicle came in missing BAD,... Trouble codes: P0303, P0306
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start, FLOODING VIN: 3B7KF2328X
hi, help needed and appreciated. vehicle was towed in. customer said all was fine. stopped to open a gate and noticed it ran a little rough, stopped the engine and it never restarted. i did a spark test, good spark. a fuel presssure test,48psi cranking. scanne... Trouble codes: P0172
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L steering VIN: 3B7KF23602
we have a truck when sitting still not moving, in gear, foot on brake, then turn to right or left steering will turn ok, but sometimes it will rotate 1/2 of a turn then stop, (hard to turn) (no assist) raising engine speed has no affect. we had install a reman...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HA18N42
Vehicle came in showing misfires had P1391 code stored and P0351,P0355,P0357 stored. Installed vacuum gauge and it read 12in at idle and the longer it ran the lower it dropped to 8in. Checked for plugged exhaust by dropping exhaust, vacuum read the same. Perfo... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition coil 2 primary circuit), P0355 (Ignition coil 5 primary circuit), P0357 (Ignition coil 7 primary circuit), P1391 (Loss of camshaft crank)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Stall VIN: 1D7HA18Z82
when cold starts & died 10-12 times then starts ok & runs perfect all day until sits for 6-8 hrs then does ok
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1D4GP25B23
Hey Everyone, This van came in for trans shifting issues. Upon test drive it has no power. Started testing o2 sensor. Scan data always says it is at 2.8v give or take. Backprobing o2 With sensor unplugged it is reading .1 to .9 v depending on if external fuel ... Trouble codes: P0132
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDLE40F8T
I m removing this engine but i have no clearence betwing the engine and the body, because this is and inclompleate body I can't lift the body please if any body knows a adapter for a chery pickup or any other tool Thank you for the time and help
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cruise control VIN: 1FTHX26F1V
When cruise is engaged if you turn the signals on like you are changing lanes all is fine but when you put the turn lever back to its neutral position it kicks the cruise off 50% of the time. This problem was there before we replaced the t/sig switch. You can ...
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Excessive Emissions, FUEL TRIM ISSUE VIN: 1FAFP47V5X
Hello fellow techs, We have this run hard and put up wet stang here that came in with a rattle that turned out to be in the catalytic converter on the left side.The cat was broken loose from its casing and the catayst was in one piece. it was not melted down.A...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L wipers, power windows, power locks, starter VIN: 2FTRX18L1Y
Good morning all. I have a 00 F150 that has a rash of intermittent electrical issues - none of which I have been able to reproduce. Customer complaint is wipers, power windows, power locks, power mirrors work intermittently. Sometimes it won't start; supposedl...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L complete vehicle VIN: 1FAFP5325Y
thanks in advance to all. second time vehicle in shop for same problem. first trip in customer stated vehicle would stall on turns intermittantly, but would restart. roadtested vehicle approx 60 miles while monitoring fuel and ignition with no problems during ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L air bag VIN: 1FMDU72XXY
this vehicle flashes airbag code 36 on the airbag light.and stores a b1994 code .what exactly is this code for .i think i got some bad info. and how to repair it. thanks for any help
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L gas filler VIN: 1FMZU72E02
Customer complained that he was unable to fill fuel tank very fast, can't even squeeze nozzle valve to the first notch. I did take vehicle to gas station to verify the problem. Pump keeps kicking off if you squeeze handle too far. I lowered tank and disconnect...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, IDLE HIGH VIN: 2FAFP71W04
car was brought in complaing of high idle when a/c is turned on and also when vehicle is put in gear it tends to rev up in rpm from 850 rpm to 1200 rpm, the will slowly idle back to 850 rpm no other crown vic's do this. does anybody have any suggestion on this...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSS34P05
hi gang sorry to bother everyone,i try to make this my last resort but i need help from some of the great minds out there.this van is about ready to have an accident with a train.but first i will see if anyone can shed some light on it for me,truck will roll a... Trouble codes: P0269 (cyl 3 contribution), P0272 (cyl 4 contribution), P0528 (fan sensor circuit no signal), U0105 (lost communication with fic module)
2002 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GTCS14552
This customer washed his engine, and then all his problems started. No faster than 5mph. He was told trans problem by trans shop. It will not run for me. Plugs were black and three double platinum plugs were missing the "nibs" on the center electrode. Will not...
1994 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CY58VXR
engine floods while cranking, will not start, cleaning the plugs will get it started, next cold start its flooded again. Trouble codes: 44 (lean o2 signal indicated)
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1868X
the flow chart tells us to check valve clearance 4.6 hrs, if ok replace injectors. this doesn't make sense to us! and customer doesn't want to pay for 4.6 hrs with out a guarantee much less 6 injectors! has anybody run ito this before? Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD788X2
Hello to all, This CRV came in back in December with a p0420 stored and the light on. We cleared codes and drove the vehicle twice before the light came back on with same code. Upon monitoring the O2 sensors we noticed that the rear O2 (HO2S S2) was switching ... Trouble codes: P0420
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A81
Well Infiniti tech's... This keeps throwing a po 171. Tried to clean the MAF wire & replaced the right front o2 sensor & the code returns in a day or so. The vehicle runs fine, just the code. Bad MAF. ECM reprogram ?? Trouble codes: P00, 171
2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDS58XOY
Hi, all. Customer normally uses vehicle for close local driving, within 25 miles, and has not been a problem. Recently her husband has to go to Houston weekly for cancer treatment, and it is on these 150 mile one way trips that it acts up, running at least a c... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430, P0137, P0157
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: JJJ567RT34
This Jeep has a crank but no start condition. THis car good fuel fuel pressure and vacuum but no spark. Resistance is good on all the secondary wires. The original coil had no spark but the second new coil has weak spark.I already replaced the crankshaft senso...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L door ajar light VIN: JT8BF28G4W
battery keeps going dead-replace it-still does,found 1.045 amp draw, found dome light still on, door ajar light on,checked all 4 door switches operation-ok, replaced integration relay as per much technician advice.door ajar light still on.unplugged wireless do...
2000 Mercedes-Benz A190 1.9L fuel leaks VIN: WDB1680322
HAVE ISSUE WITH FUEL LINE LEAKING ON THIS A190 at fuel tank high pressure line Have removed and replaced outlet hose of fuel tank on two occasions Fuel pressure 3.7 bar which is std for this model has anybody- had any issuesd with fuel pressure regulator inter...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L engine VIN: WDBJH65J82
we have a mercedes e320 wagon that is using one quart of oil at 700-800 miles with no visible signs of leakage no smoke etc this car is being driven by the owner and he never smells oil no drips in garage and we have inspected the vehicle and have not found an...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L intermittent tapping VIN: WDBRN47J82
Greetings all- This car has a very intermittent, very light tapping noise from the right rear. Only happens when stopped, usually within thirty to forty seconds. A *very light* tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap sound is heard from the right rear area of the car. It so...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Wipers VIN: IMELM50U5T
Hope some fords techs have seen this before.Wipers won't shut off. Wiper motor is new, Gem module is new, tryed new wiper switch, with no change. Circuits from gem module to run/park relay checked ok.Once key is turned off, wipers stop but do not park. Wipers ...
1998 Nissan 200SX 2.0L Evap monitor incompl VIN: 1N4AB42D0W
Hello Nissan Techs: I have this 98 200SX that I can not set the readiness status. All monitors have run except the EVAP monitor. I have driven this vehicle for a week, following the ASE generic instructions. I sart the vehicle cold from overnight, idle intil t...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JN1GA31001
Check engine light is on, shows a miss-fire, PO300. Very poor driveability, will hardly move. Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N4DL01D41
Help this is a stumper !!! came in rough idle ,cust. says cars sounds like its going to stall ... at warm idle the engine rolls from 400 rpm to 800 rpm for a few seconds then smoothes out , then back to this rolling idle ...NO CODES PRESENT ...sounds like egr ...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L abs VIN: 1G2WP2K5WF
hey guys. ive got a intermittant problem with code c0450. i have never seen this code before, and i can't find alot of info on it. car drives great other than the trac and abs light on. no noticable problem felt in the steering assist. i would appreciate any i...
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WPOAA0941D
Hey fellas- this porsche failed emissions due to high nox at 15 mph on California's dyno test. In alldata there is spots for egr valve, vacuum booster and maintenance light however I cannot find these on the vehicle. Am I overlooking this? Also the timing seem...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Blend door VIN: YS3ED48E2Y
This is not a post but a fabulous fix for a tough problem. Had no heat on left side of dash. Reading fixes for this problem on iatn found broken blend door arm as they all seem to braek. Huge job to replace upper heater box.Someone suggested f...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Central Locking VIN: YS3ED48E71
Car came in with complaint of wireless remote not activating door locks. Thing is that regardless of the remote the central locking does not work with the key nor the console switch. This problem is also erratic. Also when the console switch works it only acti...
2000 Saturn LW2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW82ROY
came in for no ac---scanned--found 5.1 volts on ac pressure indicating ecm shut ac off for hi pressure problem. Check all three wires at pressure sensor and found 5 volts on black wire to ecm. Grounded wire--ac works. originally had 10 codes, mostly, I believe... Trouble codes: P1780 (trans /ecm communication), P1283 (app sensor)
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N4Y
good morning all, im posting this more as an info thing than a help request, this tacoma would start and die within 2 seconds with a po1300 code present, what we determined was that we had no igf (ignition confirmation signal to ecm) due to a broken wire at th... Trouble codes: P1300
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L calipers VIN: JTEHF21A93
this highlander came into our shop friday midmorning.. the left front caliper was frozen solid and very hot. we replaced both front calipers. rotors, and brake pads.. Now we have a very soft /sponge brake pedal. we have bleed almost a half gal of dot 4 brake f...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: 2VWHC63B11
Hello vw guru's, we replaced a faulty abs brake module on this vw and i need to recode it, i have a boss scanner, similiar to a vag-com vw tool. i also have reflash ability on this scan tool. but don't know how to command the function. Can someone lead me the ...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, COOLING FAN INOP VIN: 9BWDH61J43
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I have this VR6 GTI with the code 19537 stored for low coolant temp, and obd2 code p3081 stored, manuf. code. Also, neither the a/c compressor or the radiator cooling fan come on. I am thinking there is a correlation between the cod... Trouble codes: 19537 (engine coolant temp too low), P3081 (manufactures specific code)
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS96185
Hello, I have this Volvo that has a mil light on, checked codes in the A2 slot two weeks ago and it had a 2-2-1. Checked in MOD and it has no info on this code, checked archives with no luck, googled 2-2-1 and found it is an 02 code for rich o2 circuit. I clea... Trouble codes: 221
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start, Stall, Misfire, Like timing is off VIN: YV1VS2554Y
I did the seals and belt put it all together. ran ok. Started to drive and had no power. It was weired if you started it up it would run ok if you cut off restarted had no power. Sometime ok and sometimes ran bad. So I took it apart marked every thing and thin... Trouble codes: P335, P0341

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L left low beam VIN: 19UUA5646X
thank you everyone who responded. unfortunately this boiled down to human error. once we removed the headlamp cover (insulator) we found the ignitor was no longer attatched. we had alot of problems getting the outer cap back on. think we may have knocked of...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Rear brake noise VIN: TRUUT28N01
We sourced some PBR ceramic pads and replaced them again. Lubed any rub areas and put a non-directional finish on the rotors. Car has been gone for a week, we'll see if it stays gone. Thanks for the help!!!
2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Starting VIN: WAUML54D01
We never did find the starter interlock relay-we were able to locate the starter wire and the starter was good-decided to try testing the ignition switch-it was the problem-install a new ignition switch and all is well-thanks to those who replied-Deke
2002 Audi A4 1.8L spark VIN: WAULC68E62
The prescription that worked was the most frequently suggested one; that I replace all 4 coils, the spark plugs, and the fuse inside the car on the left end of the dash. I did open up the ECU box and check for wiring damage and blown fuses and found none. The ...
1987 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBABB2301H
This car is finally fixed. I will start with a brief recap of the help I received because so many techs took the time to reply to my request and I would like to thank them all and I believe in giving credit in writing because so many closes are like an afterth...
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBAHC130XL
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L abs VIN: WBABJ8323W
On this one we found that the top had been leaking and it got the abs modual wet. We replaced the modual and low and behold the problem was fixed.
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L air bag VIN: WBAFB335X1
Mark from Ga, hit it right on. We had to attempt to clear codes several times with several different scanners. Not sure which one did the job. But the car has been gone for over a week now and the airbag lite is still off. Also thanks to Bob from Ontario, ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM634XY
Thank's to all, We replaced the vent valve on the 528i BMW, also the hose's connected to it. Changed oil and added lifter add. to the oil.Car run's great but we still have a miss-fire code#4 and lean fuel trim both banks. The car may run ruff or not. Only af... Trouble codes: 0XF3, 0XF1.
1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL54T4P
I want to thank everyone for their time.It still is amazing to me so many want to help. This is a great tool for any shop. I had several problems with this vehicle. The main problem is all the oil leaks which the customer has elected to not repair. But the fin... Trouble codes: 82 (3X Signal Error).
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14Z8R
Hi all, Sorry for the late close on this one. We installed a reman distributor and the truck ran great. We shipped it and the customer drove it for a week without compliant. He then took it through a car wash and Wammo! We got the truck back and the O2 sensor...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L timing belt VIN: 2G1WX12X4S
Well, I'm going to have to consider this one fixed, at least for now. We installed all new components: Timing belt, tensioner pulley and idler pulleys, and a new tensioner and bracket. The belt appears to be riding towards the outside edge of the pulleys, ...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WX12X7V
well we finally got this car fixed. I would like to thank all that sent in help. Kevin from British Columbia,and also Bob from Florida hit it on the head it was the brake booster. I tried to hook this engine to another cars booster and the problem was still th...
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L radio VIN: 2G1WW12MXV
Chris from Minn,you baled me out thank you,I owe you a beer or beverage of your choice.unlock code was 411 I remember doing this procedere but I have Mitchell on disc at home and no info whatsoever on that at all about theftlock radios?? couldn't even find the...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire VIN: 3GNFK16R9X
hi thanks for all the very useful information i learned several new things. anyway my friend removed the plenum and checked over everything and said the injector plug o-ring was distorted. i received several tests to try and possible answers to this problem in...
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L lr wss VIN: 2G1WH55K7Y
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2G1WB58K66
I had four replies that seemed useful but nothing helped. The maf could only go one way and there was a clean paper filter installed, the battery and cables looked and tested like new, as suggested.This car has an in tank fuel filter. The car lot who is paying...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L tach , odometer VIN: 3C3EL55H7V
Thanks to all who replied, most replies were directed at a bad cluster curcuit board. This was also the case here, Kevin nailed it with a burned spot on the circuit board.This was just opposite two large and one small blue resistors,the resistors checked out a...
2004 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R64
Thanks to all that replied,I scope checked the cam & crank signals together & founf the signals were onviosly out of synch,a wide square wave at times from cam sensor,replaced with new ccam sensor from dealer,first one about 6 months old.Signal looked great af... Trouble codes: P0344.
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L smokes bad cold VIN: 1B6MF36C7T
Thanks for all the great idea's. It ended up being the injector pump. it was missing on two cylinders when cold hence the heavy smoke then when it was warm it ran ok. replacing the pump took care of all problems. Most common suggestion was fuel lines cracked b...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L cranking VIN: 1B7HC13Z51
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L freeze plug VIN: 3B7KF26741
Paul from MA and Nick from WI were right on. Screw into plug, pry on head of screw to remove it. To install new plug, use a 3/16 socket (1/4 drive) held with needle nose vise grip pliers to start into head, tapping with small hammer. Once plug is started an...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L 2nd VIN: 1B3EL36X32
Customer informed he is going to trade the car. I had many good responces, Thanks to all who took time to anwser.
1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP42E8P
OK Fixed!!! thanks for all replies, most everyone was right. As long is there no short to the ground wire on the fuel pump relay, than the pcm was the problem. I replaced the pcm relay first cause whe had no problem to the pcm and the ck engine light was on ...
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTPW12545
Thanks for the replies, I found that if i held pressure on mass air flow sensor pigtail issue would stop, replace mass air flow sensor and pigtail
2005 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK63U05
hey everyone thank you so much for the help you where all right, after removing the vent solenoid i was unable to blow threw it, unlike the new one which i could. The new one was only 25 bucks from GM. Since then i have done a pickup that cost 125 where i ha... Trouble codes: P0446.
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L brake warning light VIN: 1HGEM22911
The fix was to replace the multiplex control unit which meant I had to buy a new under-dash fuse box from the dealer, 1.0 R&R labor should be enough. Scott from California, fixed two cars with the same problem and reassured me I was on the right track, thanks...
1998 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2.0L Stall VIN: KMHJG34F9W
Thank you to the three people who replied to this one. All three suggested a crank sensor problem. After about three weeks I was never able to verify the problem, so I suggested to the customer that we change the CKP, which we did. I guess I won't be certai...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, start stall VIN: SAJAV1344G
Finally it's fixed. Many thanks to all 13 replies. After the update I received information from Dallas [...] and he hit it right on. A resistor will only drop voltage in a completed circuit. When you unplud the injectors the circuit is no longer complete. RIGH...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Stall VIN: KNDUP13102
Actually I did not anything for this vehicle. Although the customer wanted me to do something, there are lots of cases to do: possibly time consuming jobs. When the customer came back, I realized that problem happened when the fuel level was low. I recommanded...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Output Shaft Seal VIN: KNDJD733X3
Huge thanks to everyone that replied! I just wish my KIA parts supplier was as professional! I ordered another output shaft seal about a week before the vehicle was to come back in, of course the seal never arrived. Great thanks to Jerry from Hawaii who told m...
1996 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2224T
I work alone here so extra time to chase down problems like this is hard to find. I've worked on this car a few times since my update but have not got much further. I quess i'm only allowed one update here but I do have more info and could still use some sugg...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L motor mounts VIN: 1MELM6535W
Thanks to all the members who responded. This problem was solved by replacing belt tensioner from the dealer. What a team we have at iATN !!
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AA46G1Y
We ended up removing the 16 new lifters as the dealer said he'd refund our money and allow us to return them. The customer wasn't up to spending more money chasing down the problem. We had about 8 hours invested and charged him 4 hours and no lifters. Said ...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L rear struts
thanks guys. as almost all of you said sway bar links was the problem. could not find any play in them, but i disconnected both and drove car and noise is gone. replaced and all is well
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start, No Communication VIN: YS3ED48EXY
Car is FIXED! We got a used Twice/key set and program it with Tech 2. The easiest and quickest way to figure out if the TWICE is working (and you don't even need Tech 2 for this)is, as Justin [...] said, 1. the alarm led must flash and 2. the seat belt ... Trouble codes: P1460 (Immobilizer code from TWICE incorrect or missing).
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Alarm VIN: 5TD2A22C74
Thanks for all the replies. I did not figure this one out, it was just to random. I advised the customer on all the suggestions givin and told them to keep a log of all conditions each time it happpens. Maybe we can come up with a pattern. They seemed happy to...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on, noise VIN: WVWRH63B21
Sorry i've taken so long to post the fix but we had another problem with bent valves. The tensioner was our original problem . We pulled the chain tensioner off and found metal shavings from the machine work. We replaced the tensioner and no longer have the no... Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWPD63B22
Thanks Mark and all thathat replyed It was the Home Link in the visor unpluged it and all ok.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWAD63B45
Hi, This has been a test. After Tim, Suggested checking rear timing chain, I removed valve cover and checked marks, they lined up. After replacing valve cover ,I noticed that one of the coils started sparking. I remembered reading about wide spread problems wi...
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