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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA7669N
I need help fellas. I had this car in for an oil change and a extended crank. Performed lof and inspected for extended crank. Found fuel filter nearly plugged so i installed new. Went to start and found no start, good considering i thought i may not experience...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L oil temp VIN: WAUDD68D3Y
Greetings,first let me state that this is an A4/S4 2.7 twin turbo, that was not one of the choices in the text. Manual trans 6 Speed.After what turned out to be a shotty job from the dealearship,of timing belt repl.(leaking oil) We now have an elevated oil tem...
1987 BMW 325is 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAAA1303H
hello BMW techs... i am stumped on this 3 series bemmer, having a hard time passing state emission test for excess. NOx at both 15 & 25mph. reading listed above, idle is the 15mph and cruise is 25mph. vehicle came in after failing at test only for NOx reading ...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L crank no spark VIN: 1GC43RRKDE
replaced vcm with aftermarket one from napa napa flashed it but failed to realize had prom had to tow to dealer to reflash vcm was charged 169.00 truck ran great then overnite came in morning to start same as before no spark and communication after a while wou...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Convertor VIN: 1G1JC5249Y
Hello fellow Technicians I have a car at the shop with a code P1870 Transmission component slip. The fluid looks and smells ok plus the customer keeps up with all the transmission Flushes. With the scan tool the TCC slip is around 200RPM with TCC on at 60 MPH ...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JF52462
need a little help with a security system problem,car cranks but wont start theft light flashes, code B2958 security system sensor data circuit high.customer hade both keys neither would start car, any input would be great.
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Coolant VIN: 1G1ND52J83
This Malibu is getting what appears to be engine oil in the cooling system. It does not appear to be a lot considering that it has been a few months since the flush was done. It is an oily substance that looks like oil. The trans fluid is clean so I don't beli...
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1AK18F18
Well story begins with customer putting 2 gallons of diesel fuel in tank while refueling. They was afraid to drive it so the store owner recommended they bring it to us. Yes i know it being a 08 model with not even 5000 miles on it it should have went to deale... Trouble codes: P0230
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L master cylinder VIN: 2C4GP44321
vehicle came in with low brake pedal . Replaced master cylinder blead brakes. Brakes worked good.about a week later the vehicles back with the same problem low brake pedal. blead brakes agin they worked good. it not losing fliud its full every time.its back ag...
2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Front Crank Seal VIN: 1C3EL46X25
When car came in the first time the front crank seal was leaking bad. Pulled timing belt and crank gear to find someone had replaced this seal before and pinged the housing to hold in seal. I did not see any major problem so I replaced seal and pinged myself. ...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2369X
help, this truck came in on a trailer. cranks good,customer drove it in his carport friday,would not start monday.wait to start lamp flashes,transfer pump will not key-up.pcm will not communicate,no data,no codes,checked all fuses good.unplugged map,oil press ...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L spider gears VIN: 2B3HD46R71
Hi: this has been a problem for years. At first is was a popping noise when backing out. Replaced tires and the tires fixed that. Then there is the slight knocking noise when floating along at 25 mph to 45 mph. No acceleration or decelleration, just floati...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Evaporator VIN: 3D7ML48C36
This truck came in August of last year, after reading pressures, diagnosed as a clogged evaporator. Inlet line cold, outlet warm. Replaced with oem parts everything was good for about 2 months. When it came back I flushed the evaporator instead of pulling the ...
1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15N4S
Hey folks, got another problem child here. I have this Bronco that was purchased used several years ago and the customer has complained of a lack of power for quite some time. I always thought that it ran ok and everything has always checked out good. In the l...
1997 Ford Probe GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT22BOV
customer needs to get past emission test. car runs fine has code p1195 egr boost manifold pressure circuit. checked hoses and wiring found no problems. can find very little info. on this problem. can anyone help me? thanks mike
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU70X1Y
this one is from a used car dealer we do a lot of work for seems like there always a problem child.anyway this one came in with mil on, runs fine o2 sensors are switching the downstream 02 is staying high when warm 669 fuel trim lt is -25 st is-9 pulse width i... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L auto 4x4 VIN: 1FMDU74W22
Hi everyone, I have a headache on my hands. I started working on this exploder since no one has been able for fix the problem. It seems that when the vehicle is warm/hot you get a vibration from the transfer case/ front end on accel in a turn (turning into a p...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FTPW14534
I have this fine FORD product here, customer brought vehicle with a complaint of noisy ac comressor and ac compressor cycling off and on, upon inspection i found the ac clutch completely burnt up, upon remove old clutch the compressor house broke, installed a ...
1995 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 2CNBJ1864S
this car came in with no power, hesitation. started with tune up, now the power is back but hesitation seems worse heres what happens if i feather the throttle it will rev ,if i dump the throttle fast it falls allover its self seems like it only runs on one cy...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG3270Y
we have an intermittent no start, we scoped outputs from ignition switch to main relay, all ok main relay has two outputs: one to fuel pump, always good. second output is to pcm and injetors,etc.. always good. when car does start it cranks well, but sounds lik...
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on, EVAP Code VIN: 1J4FA49S62
Hello, I have this jeep with evap code P0456 small leak, have smoked the system many times,checked all components in system and have come up without a answer. 11 months ago I replaced the LDP for same code then about 2 months later same code replaced gas cap ... Trouble codes: P0456 (evap small leak)
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L transmission VIN: KNDJA7238X
Need some kia advice. Bought 4x4 kia sportage from auction. Person said nothing is wrong with vehicle.It drove home fine.Next morning I run it down the road and for 1-2 miles the tranny won't shift into high(45mph at 3000rpm).At just around 2 miles it shifts,w...
2007 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L tpms VIN: 3249882747
i have a kia im working on it is a 2007 spectra we had te preplace a tire pressure sensor on the car and need to reset the light.we have a otc tire tool to excite the sensor but i have no info on how to initiate the module so it will accept the sensor.does thi...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNLM82W4V
Hi all, This car came in missing away. scanned car po 306. car has new plugs and wires. check spark at coil have weak spark at #6 and #1. checked wiring going to coil - ok - checked wiring btwn coil and brain - ok - replaced coils - same thing - replaced ecu s...
1995 Mazda B2300 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4F4CR12A2S
I post this message for my friend who have a problem with this pickup.Mainly is rough idle and rough engine work with no acceleration and power.Last winter it didn't start at all,that, why he replaced cam sensor ( he is auto mechanic as well).Was not sparks at...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: ILB2356H45
Hello, This vehicle has a check engine light problem for egr efficency, We have replaced egr valve (customers request), light came back on, Also the solenoids and intake manifold have been replaced as well. As far as we are concerned everything in the egr syst... Trouble codes: P0401
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L steering pump,/ rack VIN: 1N4AL11D64
hello , have a 04 altima that feels like the power steering is only working at 50%. car has a slight whine from pump but not very loud. I notice that the fluid in resivor has excessive movment when running. i have seen this on chrysler products and its usually...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NL52E31
hay guys this one has me stumped at idle egr position is 11% to 15% egr position voltage 0.78v at egr and at ecm. egr learned min position is 0.41v, reference voltage 5.00v. With egr unplugged egr position at ecm is 0% if you jump rev reference to egr positi... Trouble codes: P1404
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L steering wheel shakes violently and rduuced ower i VIN: 1G8JW52R6Y
picked up this car for my college student daughter after she decided to leave her 1994 acclaim in low and hit the interstate --the trooper made it 3 miles before she blew the 2.5 with 160 rounds, anyway this saturn is gutsy thing so i hit the interstate and th...
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start VIN: 1592036384
car has no fuel delivery,no injector pulse and fuel pump doesnt run.It has spark.It has electronic fuel injection,injectors pulsed electronically.I am trying to check wiring from pcm to pump&injectors,but cant find a wiring diagram for fuel inj. Can someone em...

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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L Steering VIN: 19UYA42411
received a ton of responses about using honda P/S fluid. I was unaware it was different. Done may hondas with no problem with regular p/s fluid but apparently acuras are more sensitive. I rechecked the intake tube o-ring for leaking, I loosened belt some then ...
1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L frame VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hey guys and girls.I was able to mount my fifth wheel hitch 2.5 inches ahead of rear axle centre and still had 5 inches of room from corner of trailer to cab.Thanks for all the help.K.W.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Heater VIN: 1GCGK29U1X
No consistent responses! Some said to try to flush the core or replace the core. Also alot of responses for a temp door problem but I do not believe either these is the problem.
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L srs lamp on VIN: 2G1WF52E35
The SIR coil in the column was the problem. Thanks to SIR expert Bob [...] for the correct test resistance of 2 ohms to substitute at connector under column. Thanks to David [...] who services a fleet of Impalas and mentioned coil problems with these mode...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Cluster/Computers VIN: 3C3EL55H2Y
Customer took the car to Chrysler dealer and they where able to reset the TCM to the proper Pinion Factor and tire size. They did not replace the TCM. They just flashed a new program on it and now the speed and odometer are correct. It is funny but the same ...
2004 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2C3HD36M44
Removed front engine cover to check timing, timing right on, belt tension ok, spin over 4 times. cleaned all sensor grounds, voltage drop sensor and pcm grounds. Called customer to get more diagnosis time, he declined and had the vehicle towed to the dealer "w... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire).
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 6.7L MIL Lamp on
thanks for the replies, turns out the main connector on the brand new harness(not sure of the number) had 2 of the 3 pins pushed out the main wire being the smart relay power feed to the components in which the dtcs were setting after 2 days of head scratch... Trouble codes: P0102, P0487, P144E.
1995 Ford Pickup F250 5.0L battery draw
Thanks for all of whom replies.finally we got that computer up.I was be able determine the problem turn out at power relay.All those alldata did not show fuse#9 at eng comp fuse block for the year 95 instead i use 96 model year.Fuse#9 only control the power re...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRW07612
As mentioned earlier the truck runs fine. This was my first repair on this truck. As time and customer allows I will scope coils on a return visit. I question the customers memory on the subject as the coils replaced were of different makes. Trouble codes: P0303, P0304.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14564
Sorry it took so long to close, but I want to make sure it was fixed, as it takes about a week to act up. I replaced the timing chain tensioner and I went ahead and replaced the cam phaser. I thought that metal may have gotten in it or that the phaser may have... Trouble codes: P0022.
1984 Lincoln Continental 5.0L rear adjustment VIN: 1MRBP97F1E
Gentlemen, thank you all for your help. The Lincoln is fixed. I removed both rear calipers(new, loaded carquest parts)and manually moved pistons to set adjustment. This was after a third bleed sequence and another set of eyes looked ar this.(In case I was doi...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Starting VIN: WDBRN40J23
I finally have time to make a service call to customer'house .I recheck the fuse myself again and found some of the fuse was in wrong place put them back properly the car start right away.thanks to all who reply.
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S5Y
First of all thanks to Kennith from TX.he suggested backpressure problem...checked OK,Lenard from TX.suggested intermitten solenoid sticking,,,checked OK (known Good)Scottie from South Carolina...suggested taking all the plugs out for inspection(because of eas... Trouble codes: P0400.
1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1G2JB14K1M
hello everyone-i wonder what ever happend to quality control? the fix was a salvage yard dist.(2 defective reman dist and one dead module equal large headache) all your reply's confirmed what i thought. the module turns the coil on and off. the lil' beauty le...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L ignition switch VIN: 1CKEG123S1
wife spilled coffee into shifter. cleaned it up really good and all is good again... until she drives it I'm sure.. thank-you to everyone that replied. the common reply was to replace shifter assy.
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4355X
Yes, the green 2 pole connector by the steering column I had connected. Disconnected the green connector and the light quick flashing. Also could not find the black signal wire connected. On code PO446 (EVAP emission system vent contol circuit) John from Massa... Trouble codes: P0446 (EVAP Emission system vent control circuit).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L reverse VIN: 3VWSA81H4W
Wow, yes it sounds like the reverse gear is broken. Thank you all very much for your input and help, we will get trans rebuilt.
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