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1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: ZARBA5648K
This car is driving me crazy! Please help! Performed valve job (heavy smoke # 2@ 70psi) replaced all ignition cap rotor wires plugs and etc... idle co are high as well as hc's-car will idle fairly well- but when driven it has a bad hesitation off idle and will...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on, LONG TERM FUEL TRIM VIN: TRUWC28N61
Attn. TT specialists. I have a tt that has me scratching my head. Came in with a complaint that it starts hard in the morning. The check engine light is on. Pulled codes and found the P1127 code for a rich condition. usually symptoms of a bad maf. checked maf ... Trouble codes: P1127 (fuel trim bank 1 mult system too rich intermittent)
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Angle Sensor VIN: WAUED64B21
I have this A6 Quattro. Using vag software I can not get the steering angle sensor to calibrate. I login with 07497 and code 06397 the ABS module accepts the coding and I move on to steering angle sensor calibration and it won't work. I am following the instru...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L shifting? VIN: WAUJT64B92
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We have a strange problem on this Audi. Under light to moderate acceleration, it has a slight slip (for lack of a better description, I'll call it a slip) at faily regular intervals. It feels like the engine has a...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WB4DD6324V
I need some help with this one. look up codes in mitchel and alldata not there . does any body have a way to check out these codes for the cats . i have been told bmw when setting these codes to replace the cats but before i replace thelm i want to confirm .an... Trouble codes: P0430, P0420
1994 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L engine VIN: 1G4BN52P9R
big buick roadmaster ,car overheats after 20-25 min running ,driving or running in shop does not boil over ,temp goes to 230 by dash gauge, monitor reading or by infra red gauge ,this is a reverse flow eng ,water pump checks ok ,checked thermostat in can ok ra...
1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6DW527XP
originally had ground to egr solenoid but was not getting out of solenoid to operate egr valve.technician then checked egr valve stand alone and also was weak. replaced egr solenoid and replaced egr valve with new.then all of a sudden lost ground.tech then jus...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Surge, Stall VIN: 2GCEC19K8L
ran tests had egr code but no service light, replaced egr sol. due to age. egr valve acts up with engine warm or hot, will not open cold. just off idle, barely push gas egr opens, engine dies, or rough idle. egr sol. didn't help. cust. had replaced t.p.s, i al...
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY23P8P
vehicle towed in no start.customer stated ran great until parked for winter,went to start last week and dead battery.customer replaced battery and would crank but not start..check all basics and found code 41 est/found spark and injector pulse for first 3 seco... Trouble codes: 41 (est open or shorted)
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on
Vehicle runs clean at idle, and high rpm, on startup shortly after going into closed loop.O2 switches fine,injectors vary 1.0ms to 2.3ms,short fuel trim 0.Emissions basically 0. After a few minutes short term starts subtracting fuel gradually to -18%,O2 starts... Trouble codes: P0172
2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GBKC34J5Y
I just installed the transfer pump for the rear tank not suppling the front. I also just replaced the balance module. I believe I did all the test steps 4 months ago when truck was in here and customer declined replacing the module then. It does not seem the b...
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L cooling fans VIN: 1Y1SK52881
I have a prizm with no cooling fans when hot or a/c on. Everything else on the vehicle works properly (a/c works). All fuses are good except: No power to 30amp RDI fuse. No power to 30 amp CDS fuse - this fuse actually is grounded but not blowing! I am trying ...
1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Starting VIN: 3C3EL45HXW
Car came into us about a week ago with fuse #8 blown, replaced fuse and blew a few key cycles later, checked iatn for known problems, found overwhelming posts indicating starter problem, replaced starter and customer took vehicle, well fuse blew again about a ...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY4BBX1
this car came in for idle conern. car runs poorly checked compressin, fuel pressure, exhaust restriction no issure found, had a code for map sensor.p1297 map sensor does respond with vacuum pump on it, baro seems normal at 27.4. car will run better with a vacu... Trouble codes: P1297
1990 Dodge Ramcharger 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, LEAN CONDITION VIN: 3B4GM17Z2L
This vehicle is really got me chasing my tail. Vehicle came in running bad. I checked the computer system and the fuel trim was +25% at all speeds off idle. Checked fuel pressure and no problem found. Checked for vac leaks around the throttle body and intake m...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7MC3366X
truck died driving,tested fuel pressure had none,installed pump had fuel .started ran fine,turned off would not run,sits awhile will start,replace injector pump started fine,test drive 2 times no problem,cust picks up drives 2 days fine,then it will not start ... Trouble codes: P1689
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GP44GXY
van came in.another shop replaced front pads,rear shoes & wheel cylinders,pedal goes all the way to the floor.will not pump up.i changed master and booster. did not help at all.with engine off good hard pedal,start engine goes to floor.i've bleed system severa...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L transfer case VIN: 1D7HU18N62
Hello to all you Dodge techs. I have this 1500 that when the 4wd is disengaged the 4wd seems to stay engaged for a long period of time. This causes a howling(which happens in 4Hi and is also a concern) and a pull to the left. Sometimes stopping the vehicle and...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 3.7L headlights VIN: 1D7HA16K23
truck came in for oil change,rotate and balance , front brakes, and to check all exterior light bulbs. when i turned headlights on , they were already on high beam. all bulbs ok but headlights now will not turn off . the high beam indicator in cluster is illum...
1988 Ford Country Squire LX 5.0L Charging VIN: 2FABP79F5J
hello tech's i have this d-i-n-o sore in here today that came in with a dead battery .charged battery ,tested starting and charging system found that system not charging .v dropped grnd line found 1.5 volt's on the ground wire from the top of the alternator to...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14HXJ
my truck (of course) put used engine in 6 months ago has run great ever since. two weeks ago started to act up after 5 min. or more drive shut it off and won't restart every once in a while. finally got stuck and towed it in. did full tune up plugs were gas fo...
1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L automatic seatbelts VIN: 1FAPP9597L
Hi guys, I got this escort in my shop for the second time now and it's being a little bit of a pain now. The first time it was in the drivers side seat belt would not move from the A pillar, but I found the wire from the left front door ajar switch to the pass...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR1407S
i have this ranger in here that after it sits over night it has extended crank before it will start it has had new fuel pump installed i have switched the eec relay and replaced the fuel pump relay upon testing i found that the eec relay powers up and sends po...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Valves VIN: 1FTEF14N6T
Good Morning This vehicle came in with a ticking noise check to indenifty which side LH bank. This is on #7 clyinder only. We decided to put in all new lifters thinking lifters were weak with this many miles. Lifters did not fix the problem. Next we replaced v...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU18WOV
Please I need some help with this one guys. we had this car come in for a head job (just one bank) due no compresion in cil # 3 obviosluly was running rough. we finished the job including sending head for valve job to machine shop , now the vehicle is still ru...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L coolant loss
I've got this fleet truck, actually not in the shop right now, that is really going through the coolant, like 6 gallons in 3 weeks. I had it in 3 weeks ago & pressure tested it, held 15 p.s.i. for 4 hours, although that WAS cold. It was low before I tested it,...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Hard Start Cold VIN: FTWW33F8YE
Greetings fellow techs, We don't do a lot of diesel work at our shop but have a good customer that we'd like to try and take care of. He has a 2000 Ford F350 with the 7.3 Diesel. Problem he is having is in colder weather the truck takes longer than normal to s...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L theft system VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
After installing new (used)engine and having battery disconnected several days the theft light blinks when turning on ignition switch. Dash lights, radio etc. work and go out when try to start. No start. Starter is good and works with when power solenoid. Ther...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 2FTRX18L3Y
Truck came i for check engine light on- egr code set- found DPFE and hoses bad- replaced- customer alao complainted of misfire Misfire- checked alternator for a/c voltage- 200 mv a/c Tested coolant sysem for voltae drop- ok Fuel pressure- 35 psi. no codes set-...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, NO MIL VIN: 1FTYR10C6Y
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L gem VIN: 1FMPU18L51
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for your help! This 01 Expedition is a used dealer vehicle, originally came in with a BLEM battery, shorted. Replaced battery and now they brought it back because it will go dead in 2 days if not started. Performed battery ...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L steering VIN: 1FMDU63K44
recently replaced power brake booster for a chirp noise when stepping on the brake pedal, and the lower steering column shaft for some rattle noise from loose lower steering u-joint. this took care of a couple of the customer's complaints, however, we are stil...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13R0X
hI guys.Have this truck that someone install this motor in it.The truck will not fire up unless you put gas down the throttle.Once it is started it idles fast.when you are trying to start it the iac is at 168.The ect sensor is in spect.this happens every time ...
2006 GMC Envoy XL Denali 5.3L starter VIN: 1GKET66M06
hello to all , i have this 06 gmc denali that wont crank some times . truck came from another shop and they installed a new starter but did not fix the problem . sometimes it will start and sometimes it will not but if you let it sit for 10-15 mins it will sta...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L 3-4 shift VIN: JHMCM56623
Hey All,we have this accord that has a delayed 3-4 shift @ 45-60 mph.We back probed the ecm and can see the command I beleive it's solenoid A that is affected.Has anybody run in to this problem?We did replace the linear solenoid.It also had a shift problem @ l...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L axles VIN: JHLRD78803
Customer complaint is vehicle shakes on accel from a light and accel through a left turn. Ran car on the hoist with slight brake pressure an can get it to shake quite violently. Disconnected rear drivshaft completely and still shakes on the hoist. Whole eng. a...
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on, VIN: KMHFU45E22
Fuel Cut Valve and gas cap replaced by dealer,I have replaced the Canister Close Valve,chasing po455 large evap leak,smoked 3 times now,cannot find leak,clear code,drive vehicle 3 drive cycles no ck engine light. Customer takes car and is back in a day or 2......
1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas Majestic 4.0L battery VIN: SAJMY1743L
This vehicle kills the battery in 2-3 days if not started and recharged.Doing the current draw test revealed that we had an excessive draw.We tried to isolate the problem by pulling individual fuses but after pulling all the fuses in 3 different fuse panels we...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
This car came in with check engine light on, no other symptoms were obvious. I pulled code 1584 ( oe specific, throttle fault). Mitchell has no info available, and my snap-on scanner only lets me use universal obdII to access data and there is not much there. ... Trouble codes: 1584 (throttle fault detected)
1985 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBP96FOF
OK This thing has got us. Came in on the hook. We have good spark and good fuel spray. The fuel pressure is 40-42 psi when its cranking. The timing chain was replaced 5000 miles ago. The module was replaced last week. We replaced it again today. Still no start...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1LNLM81W5V
Lincoln town car..Elect climate control. Orig problem: Blend door will not move from heat position. Checked power/grounds @ servo motor, ok. removed connections from climate control module and manually forced servo to move in both directions with no binding. A...
1996 Mazda B2300 SE 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13S83
I got this truck in an it is stall some kind of bad. Its almost like the cyclinders are being kill and then picking back again really fast. I have seen this behavior before on MAF but that is the problem. The po320= successive erratic profile ignition pickup... Trouble codes: P0320
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP82D44
well ive got a mazda 6 that i replaced the engine with a used one.its a 3.0 vct engine. i replaced the wiring harness off the old engine to the used one. the problem im having is the hard fault codes for both cam sensors. when you start it up the check engine ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor), P0345
1981 Mercedes-Benz 280GE 2.8L Recirculation air flap VIN: WDB4602321
Hi folks, a little unusual help request, I guess. For SC bypass, I want to use a recirculating air flap out of a 2001 SLK. ( the flap is in a 170 447 xx as well ) Part no [...], VDO 408.224/001/001 Unfortunatly I have no idea how the control signal for ...
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Cyls#2&3 VIN: 1MEFM66L2X
I've had this Merc. Mistake in the shop for a week and a half. Originally, It had codes for the downstream O2 sensor Bank1, IMRC stuck closed and TCC solenoid. Got the O2 problem fixed. Checked the IMRC. It operates as designed but the monitor circuit is open ...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Charging VIN: 4A3AA46G6Y
This vehicle came to us from another shop. We have no idea what they did other than replace the alt. It still wont charge properly and the light is on, on the dash. Alldata is not much help on this thing and neither are the wiring diagrams. As stated before, t...
1985 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1HZ14S7F
suspect ecu--actually runs pretty good right now but still has code 23-idle switch--hoping someone has a memory better than mine that might be able to enlighten me. hesitant to replace ecu as it does run fairly well but skeptical about stored code-customer is ... Trouble codes: 23 (idle switch)
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on
This car came in for diag. after failing pa state emissions for check engine light on. Code PO725 - eng. spd. snsr. malf. Poor signal w/glitches found at 1 degree wire with labscope. replaced distributor, no change. replaced CKP sensor on trans. bell housing -... Trouble codes: P0725
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L cooling fans VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
This car overheats if the AC is switched off because the cooling fans only run with AC on. I've checked fan relays,ECT sensor, and voltage and ground circuit to the ECT sensor (from ECM). All looks OK with the info I have available in Alldata. Alldata info say...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D82
well here is my problem child customer was recommed to me to see if we can fix the problem,the complain was check engine light on and no rpm signal on the dash.we pulled codes and found po335 crank sensor and po725 no engine speed signal to tcm,we tested crank... Trouble codes: P0335, P0725
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D24
This one came in with a check engine light on and a intermittent stumble when first starting hot or cold. Scanner found code P0507 stored in memory. The idle is more than target speed. And it is, target is 850, real idle is at 1350rpm. Check PCV system. Checke... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle control circuit)
2004 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Wont rev out VIN: JN12AAZ33A
Would like any info I can get to fix this code "P1136 - Intake valve timing control solenoid valve". Codes sets as soon as you start to drive and as a result engine wont rev past about 4000rpm. Location of part and any test procedure would be of help. Nissan d... Trouble codes: P1136 (Intake valve timing control solenoid valve.)
1970 Oldsmobile 442 455CID Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 344670M371
this problem is likely headed for the older generation of techs, this is not to say that a younger tech cannot help me because one thing i have learned in this buisness is that if your humble enough you can learn from everyone.this 442 has an original engine b...
1990 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L low fuel lamp VIN: 1G2WJ54TXL
Attention Pontiac gurus. The low fuel lamp always stays on even though the gauge is reading correctly. We took a SWAG(scientific wild assed guess)and replaced the sending unit in the tank.No dice. The wiring seems to be ok. Anyone have any ideas or could share...
2002 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FS22K52
CAT went bad in Sept. 07 replaced with after market cat approx. size of honey cone 4" dia. by 10". 2 weeks ago came back with 02 sensor code responsing to slow and it was so we replaced with new. After replacing with new 02 it lasted 7 days it back again thi... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat ineffeincy)
2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4L starter operation VIN: 1GMDU03EX4
Good day people. I have this 04 Pont Montana and I'm trying to program an extra key for it. The vehicle came to me a few days ago with the security light flashing on the dash. Had a code for VTD ( vehicle theft deterent) in learn mode. Preformed key relearn. O...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55V6B
Thank you in advance for your time.I have a Saab with a slow response code.I graphed the sensor and it looked slow on my genisys scanner.Replaced with a new sensor and same code reappeared. I read on the archives about most Saab o2 codes are from vacuum leaks ... Trouble codes: P0131 (Bank 1 sensor 1 slow response)
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD49Y53
Im hoping some of you are more familliar with the new style 9-3 than I. This vehicle came in for some normal service tires etc,but also a complaint of a poor run. The conditions are upon a cold start after sitting over night the engine will run rough at first ... Trouble codes: P0300
1989 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT3FJ62G4K
Problem occurs on acceleration. You can feel it just before shifting to second on a WOT and when you get to 3rd gear, it will run up to about 66 mph and cut out and not accelerate to the next gear. If you let off the gas so it upshifts, you can accelerate to h...
1995 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4RN81A6S
Vehicle came in 2 weeks ago with skip. Found #3 wire burnt thru on manifold. replaced cap rotor wires plugs with new. truck ran great. came back in last week. died on customer in city. cranked but no start. after sitting 1/2 hr started back up. ran rough for 1...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L cam timing belt VIN: WAUED54B8Y
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Driver Info Center, A/C Control Panel VIN: 1G6CD5334L
Many thanks to Glen and Alfred. Also would like to thank everyone who responded. The vehicle has a bad A/C control head. When I unplugged it the IPC came back...
1998 Cadillac DeVille limo 4.6L rear wheel bearings VIN: 1GEEH90YXU
Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. I was a little concerned because the parts that Charles posted were for a 97 and mine was a 98. As i sped read down and saw the RW20-61 I thought it was another bearing number, not a hub as Charles had earlier m...
2000 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL12YXY
Thanks to all who replied.As it turns out,the new fuel pump that was installed that didn't provide the specified amount of pressure was just as bad as the original.It let the ck. eng. light stay on. I replced the fuel pump with a delphi pump which produced ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bi lean), P0174 (b2 lean).
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L theft deterrent sys. VIN: 1G1ND52J13
thank you to all who responded to my request for help, my problem was faulty ignition switch, the dealer covered under warranty for me, also the feed voltage from the bcm was an issue because of a poor connection at the plug.
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L fuseable link VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
Thanks to all who replied. Steve from New Mexico was very helpful by explaining how to figure out the correct gauge fuseable link I should need. I got a 12 gauge link and installed it and drove the vehicle for an hour or so. So far no problems not even warm wh...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7CC26X2V
Well as most of you said to clean the IAC. I removed it and cleaned also cleaned out the passage. It now will idle warm, it does start a little hard but customer does not care he is just glad it doesn't stall anymore. Thanks everybody for the help.
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L engine VIN: 2B3HD46R12
Found sprocket spinning on pump shaft creating the noise. Time consuming due to configuration of engine, but saved the engine. Thanks for the input and information.
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L fuel gauge, brake and turn lights VIN: 3D6WH48A57
The pickup was sent ot the dealer under warranty. After a day the service writer called and told me the instrument cluster was bad. After the cluster was installed I still had a problem with the brake lights. The rest of the problems are gone but warranty woul...
1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU14T9J
THANK YOU !! Out of the 9 replies ( all of them having some merrit ) 5 of you hit it right on the head!! Thanks to Jim from MI, Gary from South Dakota, Syed from Colorado, Larry from Texas, Leslie from South Carolina for getting it dead on. Thanks to every one...
1992 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Surge, IDLES UP VIN: 1FTFS24H6N
well thanks to all who posted help but it turned out to be the ecm. I was 80% sure after we installed a used ecm even though it wasnt a perfect part number match. Trouble codes: 412 (koer cannot control rpm during high rpm check), 172 (koer hego indicate system lean), 411 (koer cannot control rpm during low rpm check).
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H8S
Sorry guys for the late post regarding this Ford product, I did not get the truck back until a few days ago and I took the advice of a few of you to replace the IAC with a factory one, and disconnect the battery to reset the system. Well I have been driving it...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24XXH
I drove this van several times over that weekend. It ran good. The mil never came on. The customer decided not to go any further. I did change the fuel filter however. Now a couple weeks later it has not come back and never heard from him again. I did ch... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (bank 2 too lean).
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FMRV1563Y
Thanks for the responses. We checked everything suggested, heated up tps & tapped on it, checked pcv hose, found some sludge, but no crack or stopped up. We let customer have his Expedition back to try it for a month to see if issue returned. I did not ment...
1995 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L No Start VIN: 1Y1SK5280S
Well, thanks for the replies but while I was watching the primary ignition pattern the car decieded to fix itself and wouldnt act up again! The only thing I can figure out is maybe when I was back probing I may have improved a connection somewhere (I suspect a... Trouble codes: 12 (No distributor signal is inputed to PCM), 13 (Crank signal is not inputed to PCM), 14 (ignitor signal from ignitor is not inputed to PCM), 24 (IAT input at PCM open or shorted).
2002 GMC Savana 1500 4.3L 3-2 downshift VIN: 1GTEG15W92
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L loss of power VIN: 1GTEC14255
Morning everybody !!! thanks for the replies, the problem was the throttle body assm. when cold the #2 tps voltage would wander and if you shut down the motor and restarted it within a few minutes before it fully warmed up the code po2135 would set and the mes... Trouble codes: P0220 (tp sensor circut or app sensor out of range), P2135 (TP sensor 1 and TP sensor 2 correlation).
2001 Honda S2000 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: J123E43561
cleaning the fuel injectors with bg flush apparently got rid of the codes 0301 and 0303 (which I find hard to believe), but the codes have not returned and immediately after cleaning I noticed a drastic improvement in idle quality. As for the evap code coming... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303.
2001 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Electronic VIN: JALB4B1432
After lots of digging I found a 3 fuse holder taped to the wiring harness behind the dash. It was between the radio and the glove box. One of these fuses was blown, but the circuit was OK, until I drove it and it blew again. Only after installing several ne...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01D21
Thanks Donald you were exactly right. Apparently we somehow flooded it while trying to start. We tried holding the pedal down to clear flood but still no start. Removed and cleaned all spark plugs and started right up and runs fine. It really sounded like no c...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L abs VIN: 1LNHM82W4X
Vehicle had four Michelin Symmetry tires, size 225/60/16 on it when it came in, this was the first thing I checked when I verified a traction control problem. Thanks to all who replied, especially Buddy, who hit the nail on the head. I checked tire circumferen...
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB353XY
Thanks to all the replied. We have not got the car back in for service yet, however we did clean all the upper intake plenum, and the vacum supply hose and nipple that comes off the plenum are wide open. I am not sure why the code will not set untill he drives... Trouble codes: 402 (egr flow exsecive).
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E81
I thank you all that sent help replies. I had already tried the battery disconnect with no change in the condition. I found no vacuum leaks and tested the MAP and it was good. After discussing the problem with the customer, he stated that the vehicle had idled... Trouble codes: P2034 (cam sensor fault).
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ26ABL
Well after a couple of hours of messing with the harness and plugs I tried one more time to lock and unlock the driver door and noticed that if I went slow enough the security light would quite flashing and if I held the key in the middle of unlock the light s...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D73
James from missouri was the one who gave me what I needed. I had the same info from mitchell , he intake cam dowel at the 9 oclock position. I did this and the car would not start. I removed everything again and advanced the cam one tooth, still would not star... Trouble codes: P0011.
2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U94
Hi Well, it turned out to be a couple of problems. The three injectors behind the intake( of course) turned out to be bad. It also has a bad MAF. Very weird for a 2005. Oh well, hope everyone is doing well and thank you again to everyone who responded. What ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire).
1992 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L abs VIN: 1G3CW53LXN
Thanks to all who applied thier knowledge. I found the valve block intemmitently shorting the abs module. Replaced valve block and all is great.
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L radio-rear speakers, romote door locks, heated frt VIN: 3G7DB03E12
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L sid, radio VIN: YS3FB49S44
Thankyou for replies. I was not able to get any info on the error message. Tried replacing SID first with no luck. Replacing the radio to corrected the problem. We will not be jump starting any of these cars anymore.
2000 Saturn LW2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW82ROY
new ecm---all ok-they (IATN) insist that I write more but the heart of the matter is that the ecu fixed the problem Trouble codes: P1780 (trans /ecm communication), P1283 (app sensor).
1998 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JF1GC4350W
Problem ended up being a glitch in the tps sensor replaced and problem no longer thanks to all that repied.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L key programming VIN: 3VWRC29M7X
Thanks to 7 replies ! You can program the keys without scanner. Turn the existing key with remote on ,lock with 2nd new key from outside at D/S door lock. then push the unlock button on the remote to confirm will unlock vehicle by giving some tone or turn sig...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE29M1Y
DOH!! The fuel pump fuse had been removed by the other shop!!! Don't do what the customer ASKS for- FIND OUT what they need!!! David, Glenn & Joe all tugged on the ring in our noses and pulled the damn horse to the water!! No fuel pressure?!?! DOH! No power to...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Transmission VIN: YV1FA8850L
Hi everyone. Thanks for your help. Unfortunately, though, I don't have a definate answer to the question. I got answers saying that it would be no problem and answers saying that there would definately be transmission damage. we have dealt with Volvos for o...
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