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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA42441
2000 acura tl3.2 codes p0303 p0305 p0306 coils test good injectors good , fuel pressure ok, 5 gas are hc 6ppm no 0ppm co o.oo% co2 14.3 % o2 o.o car runs good then starts to stumbl but no missfire Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cyl 3), P0305 (misfire cyl 5), P0306 (misfire cyl 6), P0300 (random cyl misfire)
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5533X
i dont have a smoke machine to check intake gasket,being that the misfire is at idle I'm thinking that maybe cam sensor's is limited for this so if any of you BMW techs could lead me in the right direction it would be grateful thanks Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L intake manifold VIN: 5UXFA53583
Hi Guys, I am working on the above vehicle, customer brought it in for a whistling noise from engine area when driving beween 1000 - 1500 rpm. Inspected the vehicle for vacuum leaks, none found - replaced alternator as was noisy when probed with a stethescope,...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEK14K2R
This truck runs with starting fluid, the fuel pressure isgood, power to injecters is good, no injecter pulse w/ noid light (ground). I lost my ALLDATA for now so if anyone can get me the terminals and wire colors for dist. ref pulse, injector output and ecm gr...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T8X
The truck seems to run fine, but the MIL lamp is on. My scanner is very basic, but it pulls codes well. This vehicle is not "throwing" an ECU code. What I receive is a message: ISO 4191. --In spite of the fact that my scanner says no codes exist, I can clear ...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L converter lock up VIN: 1B7KC3RS69
converter locks and unlocks at steady speeds mostly at high way speeds
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L every thing VIN: 1D4HB48D34
The codes are U110E, U1411, 110C, This is not my area of expertise. I think it is way cool it stays running with out the key for a little while, but the customer dose not. so any help would be great thanks.
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L 1-2 shifts VIN: 2D4GP44LO6
Hey Guys, seem to have an epidemic of 1-2 problem shifts on late model 604 trans. This 1 is coming from the dealer where new VB, new solenoid, replacement trans & latest reprograming done. Vehicle still has problem. Any known fixes OE or otherwise?
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, 3 Dead Cylinders VIN: 1FMYU03145
Good Morning Ford Tech's. I have this 2005 Escape XLT FWD 3.0L V6 with COP Ignition. The customer came in this morning with out a check engine light on, saying that when he started the vehicle this morning the vehicle has no power. I explained that we would ha... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ign. Coil B Malf.), P0353 (Ign. Coil C Malf.), P0354 (Ign. Coil D Malf.), P0355 (Ign. Coil E Malf.)
1997 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IGDJG31R9V
hi guys this i ton is giving our shop some headache.when you drive it and give some gas it seems like it is been the feeling its give during plugged cats or plugged fuel filter.ihooked the scanner and got these codes.can i get these codes if the c... Trouble codes: P0131, P0137, P0138, P0140, P0141, P0157
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEC14T3X
This truck will start and stall instantly. seems like security issue. No communication with scan tool to PCM or any other modules. All fuses are good. SES light will come on with key on but no other lights on dash e.g. (air bag, seat belt, message center, door...
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L runs out of fuel VIN: 1GDJC3426E
this truck fuel gage reads empty and both tanks are when the front tank runs low it wont transfer from rear and will run out of fuel, and i jumpted the leveling or transfer pump and it works? how does this sys. work have no wiring the tanks...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11AQX
Vehicle came in for check engine light - no driveability issues. Secondary patterns look fine. What is strange is that there are codes for cylinders 5&6 misfire, however this is a 4 cylinder vehicle. There are no TSBs that I have found relating to this issue. ... Trouble codes: P0302, P304, P305, P0306, P0325, P0750
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58W51
hey guys , igot this rodeo after the two previous shops stabbed at it . it got a fuel pump and made it 5 miles till it got towed back for a no start. then they put a ckp and a pcm and they say it ran for a couple of minutes and then died . it got towed here an...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Convertor VIN: 1J4GZ7856R
I thought I had this one fixed. No such luck. The convertor still goes into lockup after warmup. Even my buddies at several different shops and a transmission shop are not sure what to do next. The only new information I have is that I could do the key on,off...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF314XN
hi to all.some quick info,mil lite on but no codes when green test connecter grounded and lite will not go off when clea procedure done.has a lack of power on accel,seems to lag for a bit then seems ok.spark,timming,fuel all ok.fixed air intake tube had a coup...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L fluid VIN: 1YVFP80C54
this mazda came in with a ps leak. the banjo fitting was cracked at the pump. replace hose and sent it on its way. came back a couple of weeks later with low fluid level and fluid all over pump and slung all over by belt. filled up and checked for leaks. none ...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L ABS unwarranted activation VIN: 5GZCZ63BX2
Customer brought this one in for unwanted ABS activation. Road test and could not verify concern, but the wheel speeds were off exactly half of the actual speeds. Scanned for codes, none found. All power and grounds seem present. Basically if you are driving 4...
1992 Toyota Cressida 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2TE7SC48
OK, I've got a dinosaur here, a 1992 Toyota Cressida in excellant shape. Except the idle is off. The owner has taken the tamper tab off the air flow meter and the screw can be adjusted. All Data has no information on how it works. Does anyone know how this scr...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGH20V02
first i'd like to say i read all the previous help requests. the check eng light was on with a stored p0758, i test drove vehicle and expierenced the trans shift from 2nd to 3rd cause a bog like it was shifting into 3rd with out shifting out of 2nd. i checked ...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21A32
check timing belt marks, OK. change front senor with rear sensor (cam sensors), code comes up after 12 miles of driving. sensors good, timing good, I just dont get it? Is there somthing that I am missing? should I bleed the vvt sensor? Trouble codes: P1346, P1351
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on, EPC LIGHT ON VIN: WV2NB47012
Received this 202 VW Eurovan with four live squirrels living and eating in it. Replaced complete engine wiring harness. Van runs great but sets three codes: p0571 brake switch f implausible signal, p1196 oxygen sensor bank 1, sensor 1 circuit malfunction, p110... Trouble codes: P1196 (Ox senser Bank 1 Sensor 1 heater malfuntion), P1103 (Ox sensor Bank 1 Sensor I heater low preformance), P0571 (Brake switch F1 Implausible signal)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B12
Customer complaint was SES light on. No drivabilty problems. Scaned for codes and came up with long list. p-2401,2400,0445,0245,0037,0418,0414,0102,0031,0141. With so many codes we went for the power/ground route. Found fuse 34 blown. Replaced fuse and cleared... Trouble codes: P2400, P2401, P0445, P0245, P0037, P0418
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YVLS5584W2
Hi volvo techs, i have a fault p0171 for Fuel System Too Lean (Bank 1).I inspected the intake system for leaks,re&re maf sensor inspect air intake tube for cracks)okay.i'm not sure weather the fault has occured, is there a bad maf sensor and a bad o2 sensor fo... Trouble codes: P0171

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Audi S4 2.7L outside temperature display VIN: WAUXD68DDX
Hello Audi The important point when you encounter a problem with the outside temperature display is to bear in mind that this circuit works together with the climate control system circuit, in our case the problem was the G89 sensor which is located in the ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L pcv VIN: WBAGJ8325W
Several of the replies indicated that these plastic intakes are noisy and the repair might be OK. Since it ran fine and did not indicate lean we buttoned it up. Some replies asked if we removed the intake to do the job. Yes we did, it is much easier to repl...
2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L Secuirty Light on Instrument Cluster VIN: 1C3ES46C01
The customer declined furhter repairs.We did inspected the charging system on this car and there were no driveabilty issue or trouble codes.I think the problem was the instrument cluster,If the car comes back for this problem I'll update late.Thank you to thos...
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Limp Mode VIN: 1B4GP25362
A rebuilt Mopar TCM fixed this 2002 van. Chrysler engineers figured the best place for sensitive electronics is behind the LF bumper where salty winter road slush helps 'cool her off'. Im thinking the Module probably filled up with water thru various rust hole...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX51NT6
after rechecking the t-belt like 6 times i decided to scope the crank sensor and found the pattern going from like 2 volts to like 3.5 and then starting over. like the flywheel was moving in and out. i pulled the tranny and found the flywheel broken and spun. ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW33S3Y
thanks to all that replied. the fix was the 2nd proceeser (PCM). vehicle was loosing ground side of ingition coil. driver fault in pcm. the 1st pcm was defective. defective parts sure make you second guess yourself. vehicle was not equipped w/ anti-theft. than...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTRX18W6Y
Thank you all again for your help. Well this is what happened, the customer didnt tell me everything, prior to engine washing he was already experiancing hesitations and lack of power at times, and he had it in an other shop before. He told me. So to make the ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNW21P43
As I stated before, I am not proficient with diesels but was trying to help get some info as to where to look concerning this problem. Most stated that reflashes needed to be performed and checking basics did not show any problems...dragging brakes,cracked tur...
1997 GMC c6500 .0L Unknown VIN: A6464TBD66
My apologies for taking so long, problem was parts availability. Another problem was repair info, --not easy toaquire,i finally was able to follow a diagnostic chart and the problemwas related to code 5 which was displayed on brake module, and the problem was...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L HID headlights VIN: 1GKDT13WOW
The Envoy now has regular headlights. May not be as bright as the HID but alot less $$$. So customer is happy. What I did was ordered some regular headlight assemblies. They fit just right. The whole install time was about 1 hour to remove the old and install ...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA31A21
Hi and thanks to all that replied. Kudos to those of you that sent me in the IAC direction for a short due to coolant intrusion. Upon removing the IAC I found a substantial quantity of coolant in the bore area. Looks like the throttle body was leaking coolant ...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E3P
Thanks for the replies guys. Jesse hooked me up with the right answer. The pump was getting voltage while cranking, which I wasn't checking. After the customer irritating me every half hour, they now don't have the money to fix. GRR. Just can't understand why ...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNLM82W4V
Thanks to all who replied. Sometimes you over analyze and forget the basics. It turns out to be a bad set of ignition wires and coil - go figure
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK65G63
Well this one is fixed. In my original post I mentioned that I replaced the MAF. I had replaced it with a know good one we had in the shop,so I thought. Replace MAF with a new one and problem solved. Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: P2008 (O2 Sensor Heater Bank 1 Sensor 1).
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L engine VIN: 1G2JB1244V
First I would like to thank the members who took the time to completely read the problem and put some thought into their replies. With the number of replies suggesting a head or head gasket problem I thought I would follow that route. We do not have a gas a...
2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ33D76
Thank you for the replies, what caused the check engine light remains a mystery. I suspect the bcm, i accidently left the headlights on & drained the battery, then disconnected the battery & recharged, now the light is off. I tried clearing kam by removing the...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JA 1.6L Starting VIN: 2S3TCO2C8V
Thanks to all you who replied, it was all excellent information. The timing marks were on the wrong place on the cam. Reset that, then used some top engine cleaner. Vehicle started and was able to make needed timing adjustment. Again much thanks to all that re...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M62
I want to thank everyone for the help. I can't be 100% sure its fixed, time will tell, but we gave it back to the customer. I was able to check it while acting up at idle, with the Modis in grafting mode and the MAF was up and down from 3.5GPS to 13Gps, we che... Trouble codes: P2181.
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