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1998 Audi A6 2.8L communications port VIN: AUD4562786
Trying to smog test this car and the state computer wasn't able to communicate withe the ECU. Tried two other scanners, one of them factory and same situation. many hav asked if this car has an aftermarket stereo and it does not. Some have reported wiring prob...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Surge VIN: 1GNEC1327Z
this truck is in my shop. thought at first it was another fuel pump. but after checking pressure not sure. it has 55 psi during 2 second prime and stays at 60 once started, mounted gauge on hood for road test and under load when it acts up never goes below 50 ...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L t/s flasher VIN: 1GNEK13T4Y
The t/s 4 way flasher you can here click the t/s or 4 ways are not on. You put your foot on the brake the noise may stop. No lights flash anywhere when the flasher clicks. T/S and 4 ways do work just fine. We think there may be a problem in the multifunction s...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V11
truck came in for service light. scaned system po171 and po174, bank 1 lean and bank 2 lean. idle in park is about 900. this is a metal intake, have replaced m.a.f., same problem.clear codes test drive 15 miles no light, let set about 10 min. and drive will re... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L water pump VIN: 1FTRX17202
I have a vehicle in my shop know. A customer came in and requested his water pump be replaced. I replaced the water pump with a new bosch water pump. After replacement, I pressure tested the cooling system and noticed the pipe that comes off of the top of the ...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fan module VIN: 2MEHM75W16
HI, TECH Cooling fan runs all time in high speed after 20-30 minutes driving the car.Disconnect the signal from the PCM at cooling fan module (red/orange wire),the fan stop. If turn off ignition key and start again the fan stop.if i drive the car for 20-30 m...
1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L Starting VIN: CHMBB6246V
honda techs.i am working on 1997 honda prelude.car came with check engine light is "d" light at the transmission shifter indicator was blinking,car is start bucking over 20 mph and doest go over 20 mph.hooked up to scanner and no cominication.tried with 2 othe...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
Thanks for reading my post..Need some help from the Honda experts please,This accord will have a very hard start and rough idle especial after a hot soak but also if you just let it idle for a long time with the hood closed it will start to misfire and sometim... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L all gears VIN: 1HGCG56682
Transmission will not engage in fwd.or reverse untill you rev to 2500 rpm.It then slips on upshifts if driven.It neutrals out at a stop.It acts like its low on fluid,but reads slightly overfilled.I think I have a bad torque converter or a bad filter.I'm quite ...
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
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K4W
Hi guys well as you can see this car is kicking my butt and i'm not giving up even if i have to buy it. Came in with a p0171 logged.Of course it has only one upstream o2 so the whole engine could be lean. After a visual inspection i found the vacuum line going... Trouble codes: P0171

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1994 Buick Century Special 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AG55M5R
The wiring going to the solenoid was pinched under the solenoid bracket. Thanks to the techs that responded. They were all right in there answers. Thanks again. Eddie Trouble codes: P1640 (Computor code).
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L most grids VIN: 2G4WS52JOY
first of all..thank you all for the courtesy you have extended to me and my students...the general opinion is that at some time in the past the grid might have been scraped by something...weakening the area...this naturally makes the most sence to me...I tell ...
2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0L Sound System VIN: GYEK62N44G
Hi everybody, many thanks for everyone who helped me with informations on this car, the problem is that the sound amplifier needs to be programmed and unfortunetely here in Nigeria we don't have a dealer for American cars and no scanners that can program it so...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L engine replacement VIN: 2C4GP54L12
Hey guy's the van is on the road, I did take it out the top, had to remove the wiper assembly wich is easy,rear exhaust manifold, took the waterpump,idler,and tensioner off wich were being replaced anyway and out it came. I would do it this way again and belei...
2004 Ford F F650 6.0L no shift, no speedometer VIN: 3FRNF65J64
I appreciate all the suggestions and schematics that I received, but after many phone calls around the southeast, I finally talked with a international trans tech and he asked me one simple question. Was the "check trans" light on when I turned the ignition on...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTWX33P45
I found the problem!!! I have engine combustion in the High presure Fuel System. I came to this conclusion after replacing the Weak Fuel Pump and still finding air in the fuel return hose/line. I noted that when the engine dies/cuts out that the secondary or u... Trouble codes: P0200 (injector control circut).
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L night low beams VIN: KMHCG45G07
It ends up that the headlight wires fun from the DRL module outside the engine compartment, inside the fender cavity up to the headlights. The headlight ground,(plus 3 other wires)had corroded right behind the driver's headlight assembly. We cut out and reco...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L drl and dash lights VIN: KMHWF25VX1
Thanks to all the members that replied there were 6.There were suggestions of wiring rubbing through,we had checked that before the post.There was 1 reply about "sectioning"the circuit and installing fuses into each section to see what section would blow the f...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Timing Belt VIN: 4S6DM58W6Y
Thanks to Scott from Tennessee and Cesar from Texas. They enlightened me that the cam sprockets and cams are ratio not one to one. The way I originally got it to run was using a cylinder leak down tester and finding compression on #1 cyl valves and also #2 cyl...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJFA24C4Y
ok i am 95 per cent sure this jag is fixed, waiting for the new throttle actuator from usa, dead line for posting is april 2 2008 so being very busy i copied and pasted what i wrote in autoenginuity forum, cause the ae proline bundle with jag enhanced help me ... Trouble codes: P0121.
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: JJJ567RT34
thank u guys. the new ecm fixed the problem. my [...] had to give a lot of leeway when he was first starting out the busi...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDC1631542
thanks to all for the replies to this problem,unfortunatly the customer has not been back for further analysis,i think on holiday,will post a progress report if vehicle comes back. Trouble codes: P2008, P2088.
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L compressor VIN: WDBRN40J93
Is good to know when your are not 100% sure or when you are not an expert on certain field, like me working on A/C sys, that you count with people that can offer the correct and prompt info needed. All replies were very usefull and gave me a brief explanation ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz Vito 108 2.2L Air Back VIN: WDF6380942
Problem was my scan tool. I'm using a Launch scanner and maybe because I have not the 2007/8 programm it can't read it. Hooked up other scanner and reset code. Thank you to all of you Jurgen
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D5Y
Thanks to everyone that replied. The fix was to replace all the coils. As almost all of you stated there was a service bulliten I overlooked on this issue. I replaced all the coils with oem coils and all is well the car runs great. and the engine lamp was ab... Trouble codes: P1320 (ign signal primary circuit failure), P0300 (Random miss fire).
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