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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Power Windows VIN: WAUEH54BX1
Hello, The owner of this Audi states that he locks his car with the remote and returns to find the windows down. The car is still locked though. He also says he has problems with the locks intermittently unlocking as he drives. This vehicle has a code 01557 ...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUDC68DX1
At oil operating temp... oil pressure light and buzzer come on at idle sometimes and at 2k rpm at othertimes like it's supposed to. 1st time customer, no history, claims regular 3-4k oil service w/ 0w40syn winter and 5w30syn in summer. Oil pressure tests revea...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Rotors VIN: WBAGF6321S
Hey BMW Techs.. ok we got this BMW 740I here in the shop costomer is complaining of intermintent brake shimmy at round 55mph(90KM/H)when you are cruising at 55mph and apply foot on the brake you sometimes feel what it sounds like a rotors pulsating ,but this t...
1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L No Start, Intermittent VIN: 2G4WF52L8S
This is a very intermittent condition. Occassionally the customer well attempt to start the car and will encounter a crank/no start condition. After leaving the car for thirty minutes to an hour it will start. I have yet to get the car to no start for me or ex... Trouble codes: P0321, P1361 (Ignition Control Circuit)
1996 Buick Riviera 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Stall VIN: 1G4GD2217T
This Buick sometimes starts like it was flooded out. The vehicle will stall and puff out black or gray smoke until you press the accelerator down and clear it. After it clears (about 4 or 5 seconds) it runs and drives normally. The problem is intermittent and ...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2G4WB52KQX
Customer stated vehicle would run rough , dash guages & lights would start flashing. Vehicle would die, then not restart. Afterwards would start, but shift interlock would refuse to work, and would not be able to put into drive. Using the left directional woul...
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L blower motor VIN: 2G4WB52K8Y
Hello everyone!!! Buick Regal came into my shop with complaint that blower motor only works on high speed and the rear defogger won't work and a/c button only works when the blower is on in high speed. We replaced the blower motor resistor which didn't change...
1987 Cadillac Allante 4.1L battery VIN: 1G6VR317XH
Hi again everyone,the problem Im having with this cadillac is battery going dead every 2 to 3 days. Check with amp meter my draw is 365 ma. pull fuses none take it down to at least 50 ma. circuit breaker 22 drops it to 210 ma. I let it set for about 45 minutes...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L abs VIN: 2GCEC19R5V
Customers complant was low brake pedal after changing front pads he blead the brakes.he brought to me I rplaced abs hcu with used one from junk yard replace master cyclinder with reman from parts store I still got low brake pedal.
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1GA112BA3U
Customer had car towed in 1 month ago for no start. Car started when we went outside to push it in. We were able to get it to act up once. When you turn the key to start it acts like its in gear(no crank). All the lights are on and no theft lights at all. No c...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCT19W4W
i just got this truck havnt had much time to mess with it so i dont know much about it the truck is only getting about 13-15 miles per gallon on the highway just wanted to know if any one has had this problem before if it is a problem i have replaced the lower...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L cluster - turn signals - a/c - starting VIN: 1G1ND52T3X
Hello fellow techs - I have here a malibu with a no start - no turns - no a/c - and no cluster gauges or lamps.Car has theft codes in PCM & BCM. live data from BCM with snap-on modis shows this - ign 0 output- inactive - passlock data invalid- phase lock loop ...
1999 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GCGC24RXX
thanks to everyone in advance. i just installed a new crate engine from gm dealer. started truck w/ new engine and engine ran fine for about 10 minutes. at idle, engine runs smooth and no noise. if engine is accelerated just above idle, engine sounds to have i...
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25U33
hi every one, truck came in with engine misfire, run scanner and found code po300 random misfire, #6 misfire, truck never had tune-up, so replace spark plugs, wires, gas and air filter, after tune-up. started van and runs great, test drove and came back to sho... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L temp VIN: X2C3HE66GX
Customer complains of mist from ac vents at times and also having to constantly having to adjust heat temp. We scanned all on board system, re calibrated doors, scanned with snap-on diagnostics. No codes found and no previous problems found. According to scan ...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L master cyl VIN: 2C3HD46RXY
brake petal fade feels like faulty master cyl,replaced master cyl bleed system.same condition remaned part replaced master cyl again thought maybe bad part ,still same problem.with car off pedle will stay up with no fade,when car is started pedle fades to floo...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7HC16Y9S
this truck has a stall after a long hot soak. after 20-45 min you start it it runs fine. you try to put it in gear and it dies. it will stall 5 -10 times and then all is ok till you let it sit. i have cleaned the throttle body and replaced the iac. i reset the...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L No Start VIN: 1CH234CW88
hey chrysler techs ihave a dodge intrepid 98 with a 3.2 car came in customer said it stalled checked fuel pressure no pressure checked fuses and relay ok checked for codes none found installed fuel pump still wouldnt start after looking more into it found harn...
1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Body Module/a/c VIN: 2B3HD56J9X
Ok, a/c compressor would not engage. Can engage with command from scanner (snapon modise), Had multiple body control module faults /courtesy lamp output failure/fuel sending unit failure/evap sensor failure/incar temp sensor failure/atc mode door feedback fail...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L rich, -25% fuel trim VIN: 2C3HH46R9Y
I can see that everyone loves the 2.7l engine! Now its my turn. This vehicle came in with the mil illuminated, a stumble and rough run on cold mornings. I checked the code, a P0300 random misfire code, and it does misfire on cold start up but as soon as it g... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GP45301
Customer came in complaining of a vibration under accel. around 45mph. Test drove vehicle and confirmed problem. We did notice a strong torque pull to the right under accel. The vehicle has a real noticable shimmy feeling around 45mph under accel. but immediat...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on
hey dodge guys ... this truck has a check engine light scanned the computer with a modis scan tool and found no codes??? if you clear the computer the check engine light will go off for about 20 miles then turn on again with no codes. tried to scan the body co...
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B3ES26C82
This is an odd one. Idle is ok without a/c on, but when the a/c is on there is an irregular idle drop. Idle rpm will be 720 +/- 20 and there will be a momentary drop to the low 600's. There is no pattern and I am unable to cause this event to occur - it simply...
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L starter
Have a starting problem with this hemi,PCM pulses stater relay control pin# 38 connector #c3? Tested all grounds at PCM good,if I ground wire at relay, starter cranks perfect? Dodge had truck for 2 weeks could not fix they did change PCM.
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L prake pedal VIN: 1FTHX25K7R
we have been bleeding this brake system for hours now trying to get the sinking pedal to stiffen up. i was wondering if any one has had similar problems with this situation, any suggestions?
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPX28W3W
i need a little help w/ this one truck came in w/ misfire #8 leak down showed intake leak 0 compression. we sent the head out and reinstalled. now has misfire #6 and #7 cranking compression 125 to 130 running compression drops to 50 lbs. approx. any ideas ? do... Trouble codes: P0306, P0307
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU40S1Y
hello, i have this vehicle that came in with codes p0174,p0306,p0307 and runs rough cold or hot, in and out of gear. Using the ford scanner and watching the power balance graph, cylinders 6,7,8,9,10 all have slight misfires 6 and 7 being the worst. my fuel pre... Trouble codes: P0174, P0307, P0306, P0300
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U61
Hi Guys, This one is kicking my butt. This ranger constantly runs rich. O2s are staying high and fuel trims are at -20 or higher long & short trim. Coolant and air temp are normal. Mass Airflow at 1V at idle and reponds as expected. Injector Pulse Width aroun...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L blower resister VIN: 1FAFP53U42
car came in 6 mounths ago only had hi blower speed.tested system found bad resister.replaced came back two days ago with same problem,warranty resister,started car everything was fine for about ten minutes then resister went bad again.found tsb ab...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L vehicle speed data VIN: 3FTNF20L14
I have a 2004 Ford F250 that the overdrive light flashes with in few minutes of starting vehicle at idle in park or any gear. As soon as this happens vehicle shift hard when driving. At first I had code for rear abs sensor and abs light and ses light on with o...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L knocking noise right bank VIN: 1FTPW14585
I have seen about 4 other trucks with the same noise. I performed the tsb about the cam phasers and the same noise is still there. Any sugestions. Anyone?
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDT13W41
Hey guys, this is thrird time this truck has come back for code PO466A evap vent performance. Already replaced vent solenoild the first time. then the 2nd time I replaced the fuel pressure sensor and the air vacuum control solenoild. all parts came right from ... Trouble codes: P466
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 3GKFK16Z63
I bought this vehicle, and it has a hesitation in morning when taking off. After driving for 1 min. it goes away. I replaced fuel filter, checked fuel pressure, cleaned injectors, inspected ignition system. Inspected for vacuum leaks, but it goes away so quick...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5654V
Hi fellow Tech/Honda techs Car came in with a misfire, did basic tune up (Plugs NGK) ,cables, dist cap and rotor, car ran much better but still had and little misfire On #1 & #2 had a distributor to try out still the same, tested crank sensor Good. changed # 1... Trouble codes: P1300 (Controlled ignition system or misfire), P0301 (1 Misfire), P0302 (2 misfire), P0135 (B 1 S1 Heater), P0141 (B 1 S 2 heater circuit)
1983 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJAY1348D
Car bellows black smoke and chugs when cold. Idle is smooth but will chug when trying to drive car cold. When warmed up car runs great. Original MAF tested bad, replaced with reman unit. Reman unit tests good. Throttle position sensor(no load, full load) te...
2004 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49SX4
I am looking for some assistance from a Jeep tech. This vehicle has a intermittent reoccuring fault code P0456. The gas cap is new and the leak detection pump has been swapped out with known good one. It takes between two to three weeks for the code to reset a... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap System Very Small Leak Detected)
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12611
need some help please.not to familiar with kia a code po171.was in a week ago and found pcv hose loose.repaired line and now vehicle back with code po171.any help or ideas would be greatly appriciated Trouble codes: 171
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L windows,sunroof,mirrors,seats VIN: SALPV1246T
hello fellow techs, i have this range rover with a interesting issue. both driver,passenger windows are down,sunroof open but will not close. the drivers seat does not work at all,mirrors do not adjust. after performing a preliminary inspection and checking f...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L left outer joint VIN: 1YVGF22C3X
We have been chasing this issue for months now. The drivers outer axle joint will click on turning after about 2000 miles of driving. We have put 6 axles from various remans and some new. Always the same result. All motor mounts are good. Alignment good. Equal...
2004 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28J74
OK, here it goes. COP ignition system with coil drivers in the ECM. Right from the door I ohmed out the primary and secondary coils on cylinders 4,5,6. That is the front bank near radiator. Secondly I fired up the Modis and my low amp current tester and checke... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl 4 misfire)
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L starter VIN: WDBGA51E3R
I inherited this car when the owner got tired of the previous mechanic. They put a starter on a week ago after replacing the timing chain and guides. The customer was driving and heard a grinding noise and smelled smoke. Stopped the car and would not restart. ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L control panel VIN: WDBLJ65G8Y
new customer just purchased car. a/c panel reads in celcius. anybody know how to switch it back to farenheight? tried alldata with no results. thanks jamie
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L cooling fans VIN: 1MEFM53U9Y
Both cooling fans won't run when engine heats up and when a/c is turned on they still don't run.I hot wired both fans and they run.There is a resistor that sits on cross over frame under the fan shroud,do they have problems with these? Switched low and high fa...
2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G3WH52H92
While diving the car at low rpms temp gauge will go to 3/4 and you can hear banging noise in heater core from coolant boiling if you raise rpms over 3000 gauge wil go down. It will idle for hours without doing this but will happen under load at low rpms. I hav...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L ignition key solenoid VIN: 1G2WK52J11
Help!! This '01 Grand Prix came in with a battery draw that would run the battery down in 1-2 days- Tech found that the 'Ignition Key Solenoid' that is part of the steering column electric park lock is always powered up. This solenoid prevents the ignition loc...
2006 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SY25L65836
car was towed in no start. car started and ran for 30 seconds and died. checked for codes can not communicate with scan tool. will loose spark and injector pulse. checked all power and gnds for computer.all good. seems to be in a fail safe mode for computer. i...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3DF75K43
Hello, this car has been around town and has a int. start stall that turns into a no start that lasts for a few seconds to a minute. then fires up and runs great. fuel pump and fuel regulator are good.saw that the crank sensors are a problem with this car and ...
2002 Saturn SL 1.9L lifter tap VIN: 1G8ZF528X2
have this 1.9 sohc engine that came in a couple days ago with the #4 lifter noise.removed valve cover and found #4 intake rocker loose and lifter pumped down.removed,cleaned and inspected and found nothing a known good replacement from local head reb...
1988 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L retro-fit VIN: JT4RN64P8J
I am starting to get into A/C work and I would like to know what the majority of all of you guys do when reto-fitting vehicles. I have a R134 machine only so I have been letting the freon out in the atmosphere and the vaccuming the system with the machine, rep...
1989 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L 2-3 shift, 3-4 shift VIN: JT2SV21E8K
This camry will not shift past second gear most of the time. It has no codes in the ecu but I can induce a code and it will store it until cleared. The tranny passes the manuel test and shifts as it should when the ecu is disabled. I have ran all the wire test...
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2L Code 41 VIN: 4T1SK13E1N
This car came in with no head lights. we diagnosed it as bad headlight switch. We had to remove the air bag and steering wheel to access the headlight switch. In the process we disconnected the battery, waited 3 minutes, and disconnected the air bag. Should ha...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4TAUN41B9S
Well This car came in on a hook no start. I found no spark Crank sensor was bad and plug wires cap rotor and plugs never changed in 200000+ miles replaced parts. This truck has a miss fire under load ING shows on scope normal even under load. Scanner Shows tha...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWB81HZV
at the begining I want to thank all who respond. This one has me scratching my head.The previous shop gave spark and no signal at connector T3 at the ignightor/coil assembly.Pin 2 at T3 has 2.5 volts koeo is that a failed ecm ? alldata and bentley manuel...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
Hello. We got this new customers beetle in for a shifting problem. When you are driving the vehicle will nuetral going into 4th. It will slip real bad for about three or four seconds and then bang into gear. If you take your foot off the gas it will slide into...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L tailgate unlock motor VIN: WVWSK61J03
I can power up the tailgate unlock motor from the c&c module plug ( red and blue wire), but the lock won't open fron the trunk release in the gate or the drivers door button by the door pocket nor the keyless button( but the lights do flash wihen the keyless i...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGHH77L64
Code pulled using Vag-Com VCDS 803 Beta P1264 VAG code 17672 PD Unit Injector: Cylinder 2 (N241) : Regulation Range Exceeded Code pulled using generic scan tool P0266 for Cyl #2 contribution. We followed the test procedure for testing the injectors. They all... Trouble codes: P1264 (VAG code 17672 PD Unit Injector Cylinder 2 N241 Regulation Range Exceeded), P0266 (Generic scan tool Code)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L air bag VIN: 3VW5R69N64
Good day people. I have this 04 VW Jetta with an air bag light on. The code is 00588 resistance too great in drivers igniter. I have used an universal air bag simulator in place of air bag. The air bag light won't go out. So I removed the steering wheel and us...

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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L transmission hose/fitting VIN: WAULC68E34
This was a transmission leak from the rear transmission extion seal. It was throwing atf up on the shift cable that looked like a hose. The difficulty was to get the alen head 6mm bolts out of the cv joint to lower the drive shaft. I broke one snap-on wrench a...
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L fuel pump VIN: WBABB2312L
Replaced main relay and fuel pump relay, replaced crank sensor, test all wiring to motronic module. All grounds and powers good. Got good signal pattern from crank sensor to motronic, no output signal to ignition coil from module, and no ground command to fuel...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Climate Control VIN: WBAAM3340Y
First off sorry for the delay the customer took the car and just brought it bad to repair it. Thanks to all that replied. Now the problem was that the fuse box was missing fuses, and one had to do with the climate control. Thanks
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L low beams VIN: 4USBT534X3
1994 Buick Regal 3.1L theft
thanks for all the good info. I forgot to say i tested the tumbler and it was good, key was good. The 1995 manual lead me to test the Theft module, do to no crank and no theft light on. But in 1994 this car does not have a Theft light. So I checked the resista...
1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L overheating VIN: 1G6KS52Y4T
1996 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L convertor lock up VIN: 1GCHK33J3T
sorry it has taken me so long to reply,but the customer didnt come back until this week. i changed the vss sensoragain and checked all the wiring from the vss to the ecm/instrument cluster for problems. this didnt fix it so i removed the instrument cluster and...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Heater Core VIN: 1G1JC5247V
Thanks to all that replied. The consesus was to completely flush the system and fill it with dexcool. That is what we did. I removed an easily accessible freeze plug, upper and lower radiator hoses, water pump and heater hoses. I did find a fair amount of meta...
1999 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L power steering VIN: 1GDJC34R6X
Pump was OK, hydroboost OK, Replaced Gear box, Test drove OK, Thanks for all the Help. David
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start, no crank VIN: 2G1WF22E04
thanks to all that replied, great help, much appreciated. ...I replaced the body computer and took vehilce to another independent that had tech2 and he programmed new BCM and vehicle started right up no problem. I also had replaced electrical portion of ignit...
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25M21
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3AL56VO1
Sorry guys, after much thought i have decided to quit. I don't do that often but oh well. The customer is not willing to spend for more dig time or "known good parts". Trouble codes: P0108 (MAP Circuit High Voltage), P0172 (Rich bank 1).
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L window VIN: 2C3JA53G25
the regulator/motor is a one piece and as mentioned by several, replaceing part fixed problem, thanks for all the help. Brian.
1995 Dodge B1500 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B4HB15YGS
Thanks to Auston from S.D., he was right, turned out the coil driver in the pcm was bad, got another pcm from a different manufacturer and it runs great. I knew these had weak coils but it's the first time I experienced the actual driver going out. I had the...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1B4GP44GXY
changed rear propotioning valve and left front caliper.fixed problem thanks for everyones help
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L cooling system fan VIN: 1FASP14J3S
Howdy, I am going to call this one done. I was amazed at the quick responses I received considering I made the post on Mothers Day. As suggested by an overwhelming majority, I was not getting the vehicle hot enough to start the fan circuit. These systems are...
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: KNJLT05H0V
Thank you for the replies that I received. I couldn't find a new maf sensor for this vehicle. I did find another used one that fixed most of the problem. The values of the second used maf were closer to what they were supposed to be. I did have some week exhau...
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L76
2006 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2FAFP74W06
Thanks to all who posted! Many of you said to look at the trans temp. You guys were right. The trans cooler was partially plugged causing the trans temp to be too high. Sometimes we forget how integrated all the systems of a vehicle are!
1996 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GTCS1446T
Thanks for your response and as it turns out we installed a used computer which allowed us to start it up. then had it reprogrammed by a different tech (in this case not the dealer) all seems well at this time. All 3 responses were good, however Chet hit on th...
2003 GMC Yukon XL K1500 6.0L ride control VIN: 1GK7K66U73
Thank you for your replies, Warren you got it. What it seems is that there were 2 problems. The compressor, and the exhaust valve on the compressor (GM sells them all as one unit). My feeling is that the compressor shorthed the ESC module and was creating the ...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3178Y
After getting a sensor from the dealer and testing all inputs and outputs from ECM. We also ohm tested all wires and decided the ECM is bad. Trying to find a used one for customer Trouble codes: P1167 (1 air fuel sensor heater system fault).
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L range senor VIN: KMHDN45D12
I change the range sensor, talk to the guys at the dealer and was given a print out on installation. I did every thing and i notice that as a general practioner, i had to ask the obvious becasue i know that the steps at the dealer are totally different from af...
1995 Infiniti G20 2.0L power window VIN: J2NCPX873K
finally got this one found broken wire under center console that feeds the sub switch in the door thanks for the replies
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L convertible top VIN: SAJGX2740V
Vehicle is Fixed. Jason from Texas was dead on. I tested the two switches on the right Ram cyl. while raising and lowering the top manualy and it had failed. The "top closed" switch changed from 82 Ohms to .5, and the "top open" switch changed from 1900 Oh...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX624XW
Thank you. As Ali said, it was a misadjusted shift cable. What I didn't notice before, was that "P" in J-gate wasn't lit. Now after lengthening the cable, light is on and engine starts. I also checked all the other stuff mentioned in the replies and it was fin... Trouble codes: B1352 (ignition key-in circuit failure), B1595 (interlock/other switch input failure), B1697 (unnown), U1041 ([...] invalid or missing dataspeed), U1135 (scp invalid missing data for ignition switch/starter), U2012 (comunication bus error non scp).
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Engine VIN: 1J4FF48S9Y
Thanks to all that replied. I installed a new balancer on the front of the crankshaft and it improved it slightly so I opted for a performance balancer by Fluidampner. This fixed it completely. The old balance was not seperated and the timing marks lined up...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L posssible lockup VIN: KNDUP13152
Well I drove it for about 100 kms and it did not set a code or act up on me. I talked with our trany rebuilder and they actually have not worked on alot of kias. I beleive there is either something sticking inside or pressure bypassing internally, causing the ...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L front wipers
Thanks guys for the lead I found the red/blk wire cut thru on the pass side of firewall repaired and we're all happy. Many thanks to all you folks for the help,iATN is worth every penny
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W9P
THanks to all that replied. I cut the wire. customer is happy!!!
1980 Mercedes-Benz 280E 2.7L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1230332201
thanks for the replies,the problem was that the car was sent to me by an auto electrician who had replaced the ignition coil,turns out that he fitted a standard 9volt resistor soil,should have a blue electronic coil fitted to these old things,put correct coil ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Hesitation VIN: WDBCA45D9G
The vehicle (Mercedes 560 SEC)is fixed!!, Edward, Wade, Greg were all correct!. This car had 2 issues, Vacuum leak under the sensor plate housing and distributor cap and rotor defective. Replaced: Dist cap, Rotor and sensor plate housing gasket, Car runs like...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L compressor VIN: WDBBAU8D6J
Thank you all for your help.Once I had that extra bit of information,I was able to locate the controller. Once I found it, I disassembled it and found a burn in the circuit board,replaced the controller,fixed the short & all is well. Thanks again, Henry Rich...
1996 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2OVV11W3
Well this beast runs now.Here is what we did. We had 2 people working on this.After being told by one tech that we had a waveform from dist. to ecm I went and checked it and found no waveform for cam from dist. to ecm. So I installed new dist. Still no start b...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L charging VIN: 4M2ZU86W42
Well after charging the battery (it checked good by the way, I forgot to add that) I had the alternator checked off the vehicle and it checked good. I put it back on, and this time it had all proper voltages and was charging fine. It's been a little over a wee...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L power locking VIN: WMWRE33413
Checked as per recommendations, car not in transport mode. Replace both door actuators, operater normally and is repaired.
1994 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Battery VIN: 2P4GH2531R
Well, the fix is in. It ended up being a bad battery, sulfated and not taking and holding a charge at times. After replacing the battery and doing another round of testing all seems ok. I got it to a vat and found that with the old battery it would only put ou...
1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3EJ46C4W
good evening everyone.sorry for not closing earlier but i was waiting for customer to decide what he wanted to do.well first,id like to say thanks to those that responded to my help request.i appreciate your time and knowledge.i received info from timing belt ...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L DRL, Headlamps, Instrument panel lights, HVAC, VIN: 1G2WP12KX1
Sorry for the late posting. I do not know how other shops are going but this one is extremely busy and I am having a tough time trying to keep up. However, that is no excuse to keep you fellow techs in limbo about your excellent responses. 11 of the 13 respond...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4T3ZF13C21
thanks to all that replied. found that the timing belt sprocket had been rocking back and forth on the woodruff key and hammered the groove out on the sprocket. (thanks george from california) also the sproket moving back and forth on the crank put a step on t...
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