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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B8Y
Car came in with MIL on, had 3 fault codes the 2 codes for rear O2s lambda control (17584-5)and, 16826 (P0442)small evap emission control system leak. Found both turbo by-pass valve diaphragm broken, replace both and run readiness codes in the shop, all readin... Trouble codes: 17585 (P1177-Bank2 O2 Lambda Correction Behind Catalyst Control Limit Reached), 17584 (P1176-Bank1 O2 Lambda Correction Behind Catalyst Control Limit Reached)
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGG834XD
Hello, and thanks for your time. This BMW arrived with a yellow ABS, Brake, and triangle lights illuminated only after driving for approximately 10- 15 minutes. Running codes found 105 brake light switch signal and 81 pressure sensor circuit. Any help is appre...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L cLUSTER VIN: 5UXFA13545
Hi guys, I have this customer that came to the shop with the complain of a noise while driving in the freeway about 60 miles/hr. I test drove the car and found a vary noise brake pads. I removed the wheels and the brakes were gone, i talked to the customer and...
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L temp guage VIN: 1G4HR54KXY
Car came in with over heating condition-after short diagnoses found that car was not over heating but temp guage was randomly jumping up to the hot side making the warning light chime-it would then go back to normal-cooling fan works fine-so far we have put a ...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No Start VIN: 3G5DA03E84
Hello GM techs I am in over my head. As you can see I will be giving you scanner data from a Snappy, if you have seen this please email me. Using scanner data for 3X line will fluctuate an RPM signal. The 24X line stays steady at 336. I have unplugged the 24X... Trouble codes: P0336
2003 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L radio system VIN: 1G6KS54Y63
This vehical has about a 2 amp drain. It is in the radio/amplifier system. I need help to condem the right part. It maintains this 2 amp drain all the time. After pulling both the 30 amp audio maxi fuse and the 15 amp radio mini fuse, then, the drain will drop...
1995 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHC39F1S
I checked pc1 and pd1 ground and they are good. Are these the only grounds to this computer? The computer will not duty cycle the wastegate. the map is read 4.2v idle. Am i missing a ground to check? these are the only grounds my computer shows. Trouble codes: 78 (wastegate soleniod), 81 (2-3 shift solenoid circuit), 82 (1-2 shift solenoid circuit), 83 (tcc pwm solenoid circuit), 46 (mil circuit)
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2G1WW12M3T
this thing chugs when its started after driven and sitting for about 20 min. It has not started a few times but when another shop put ignition mod on they didn't have the four wire connector installed completely.I unplugged the maf when its chugging and no cha...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19T1Y
installed new vent solenoid and lines and relocated filter per tsb. ran bay test with mastertech and po446 returns. opened purge with scanner and can feel vacuum at filler neck. open and closed vent valve with scanner and can hear clicking. i cannot read fuel ... Trouble codes: P0446
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G1WX12K6Y
Good afternoon to all and thanks in advance for all your help.I have this 2000 Monte Carlo SS that we just sold last wednesday.Customer has complained of a intemitant stall.It has only staled 4-5 times with "no ryme or reason" as to when it stalls.Customer sta...
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L cooling VIN: 1GCCS14591
ac specialist please help,hello and thanks for all the help; 6-8 weeks ago installed reman compressor had no pressure with clutch engaged, flushed lines and cores replaced accumulator and oriface tube all ran great, customer returned past week no coolong syste...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L rear prop shaft speed sensor VIN: 1GCEK19T73
truck brought in w/service 4 wd,found multiple codes u1000,u1255,c0300,c305,c0306,c0327,c0374,c0379,u1301.cleare d codes only code to return is c0300 rear prop shaft speed sensor circuit malfunction.have checked all wiring have ac signal out of sensor.please h...
2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS 2.8L drum/shoes VIN: 1GCCS14884
Hey boys. I have several NAPA trucks with grabby rear brakes and noise at the end of the stop . All are colorado pick ups, all are 04-05 model year. One by one I have surfaced the rear drums per chevrolets tsb on this subject(however I found only 05-07 colorad...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GDJC39256
This truck was towed in, it stalled while driving down the highway, we had a low fuel rail pressure code and checked the fuel filter, it had alot of water in it, we replaced the filter and cranked it while watching the fuel rail pressure, we only got 378 psi, ...
2007 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Lighting VIN: 1GAHG39U87
I have this express that I need to put on a hitch and trailer wiring. The wiring diagrams show a series of "blunt cut" wires but where are they? And is there a better way to run wires than with one of those Hoppe kits that splice in behind both rear vehicle la...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L No Start, floods VIN: 2C3H56FXSH
car comes in flooded/no start. tested fuel pressure ect.replace plugs and wires.still no start.replaced crank sensor.no start.check camshaft timing.its ok.find trouble code for coil driver 2 and put in new used coil.no start.replace pcm with used pcm.no start....
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3L steering VIN: 2C4GJ24G2Y
van came in with new power steering pump, cust has hard steering at idle when eng warm, had complant before pump replacement, in morning seems to be ok when eng cold, we have replaced steering rack with no help, then replaced hoses thinking poss restriction, n...
2003 Chrysler Voyager LX 2.4L No Bus Comm. VIN: 1C4GJ25B13
This van came in from a dealer that took it in on a trade in so there is no history. I have no communication with any modules except the PCM but engine only I can't get any trans data(trans info is in the PCM).I started looking at this van last week and I had ... Trouble codes: P1681 (No fuel level bus message)
1990 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Misfire, dead cyls 4/5 VIN: 1P4GH54R3L
Suspect: dirty flywheel windows and dirty Crank Angle Sensor (CAS)I have never experienced a flywheel problem with one of these cars but did have a mis-adjusted cas once. I am a Christian missionary now to Wyoming. I still own [...] Auto Repair service in T...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4439V
Last week this caravan came into shop with mil light on had code PO122 TPS voltage below acceptable minimun.Checked voltage At TPS it had about 5 volts checked ground & Was Good Put Jumper wire across 5 volt feed wire To signal wire and scanner showed 5 volts.... Trouble codes: P0122
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L MIL Lamp on, No communication VIN: 2B6LB31ZXY
Hey Guys, I have this van in my bay, it runs fine but SES light is on. Whipped out my Modis and got no communication, tried enhanced, global and generic. Also found I can not communicate with ABS module but I can get info from the Air Bag module. Tried the bos...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Starting & Cranking VIN: 2B4GP44381
Tested PCM all powers & ground no Start or Crank.Replaced PCM all problems fixed.Came back1 week later same problem no start or crank.I did wiggle test no difference.Any ideas what could take out 2 computers or cause same exact problem? Any help would be great...
2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9L transfer case VIN: 1D7GG16X73
note one thing i see on my scanner mode sw=???. is this an idication of a bad switch ? information on this system is very limited any in put would be appreciated
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Odometer VIN: 1D4GP25R65
Odometer and radio go out intermittently. I have not verified but customer says that odometer does not go black but numbers "mess" up same for the radio. I cleaned the body ground under battery tray and that seemed to work well for a while, but now its doing t...
1964 Ford Cobra replic 460CID Poor Fuel Economy,
Howdy to all , can you Denver techs who do perfomance give me a good jet and power valve baseline for your alttiude? The Cobra has a decent cam but not too wild, 2000 to 6000 rpm, have a choice of 2 carbs a double pumper 4779-2 or 3310-5 that got modified. We ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
check engine light comes on, engine will die out after light comes on. it does not set a trouble code. only happens after about 20-30 minutes of run time. scanner has no communication with ecm while problem is happening. tried swapping ecm power relay - condit...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5249X
This van has a miss after it warms up and it feels like an ignition miss it does it under slight load from just above idle all the way thru cruising speed but it you step down on the accelerator like you're trying to pass someone it clears up and runs good. It...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L cluster VIN: 2FMDA5242Y
customer complaint is that all of a sudden all the guage hands and speedo needle flop arround and read erraticly and for no apparent reason will go back to normal. there are no cluster codes. all was working fine when brought to my shop but i noticed if i open...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX18L72
Hi all, have this 5.4 that cranks, no start. Has no injection pulse, no fuel pressure. The PCM is not grounding the fuel pump relay. Also the PCM will not communicate on the factory or generic side. Will communicate with the GEM module though. The PCM relay is...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L steerng VIN: NO
hi every body thanks for ur help in advance car had a problem while parked engine running it steer really hard feels like no powr steering .rack and pinion replaced it worked fine few hours and the problem came back sameday. it drives really fine ,if we push l...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTPX12524
Hi, guys. I've got a broken plug & I do have the tool to remove the shield left in the head. My problem is how do you get the porcelin out of the shield so you can tap & extract the shield?
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L high pressure system VIN: 1FTWW31P75
Truck came in for a leaking oil cooler. So i replaced it. After the repair, I started the truck and it ran for about 15 sec and then shut off. I cant get it to start yet. The ICP readings are not sufficient enough for the truck to crank i know, but the reason ...
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU94145
Hi could use some help on this one. Came in with codes listed above. Misfires when you first start in the morning or after sitting for more than an hour. Only at first, after running for more that 30 seconds it runs great. We replaced all six coils and all six... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0316
1995 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 4.3L hydraulic clutch VIN: 1GTFC24Z8S
This truck came in with the master cylinder for the clutch broken at the end close to the line. I replaced the clutch master cyl and slave cyl with after market parts and both line seals were also replaced. Here is what happens I have bleed the system several ...
1996 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L IGN A fuse VIN: 1GTFG25R1T
Vehicle was towed in with a no crank situation and dash warning lights or gauges inoperative. Traced problem to blown 40amp IGN A fuse in underhood fuse box. Checked for shorts in circuit from fuse panel to ignition switch to starter. Tried replacing starter -...
1999 GMC C7500 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1GDL7H1D1X
Although this truck has OBD II communications protocol, it isn't truely OBD II. For instance, it doesn't have a downstream O2S & there's no Mode 6 data. There are no DTCs. Many of the Tech II functions work fine, but there are no misfire functions. The Cylinde...
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L Stall, Reduced Power VIN: 1GTEC14V34
Truck will start run fine and then intermittently go into reduced power mode and set P1516 and P2135. It has been happening since 2005 and customer has had this to numerous shops to try to get this resolved. See related repair history. Customer brought unit in... Trouble codes: P1516 (Throttle Actuator Control TAC Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance), P2135 (TPS 1 - 2 Correlation)
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L compressor VIN: 2HGEJ6611Y
Hello, this car will cool normal for up to 1 hour or somtimes 1 1/2 hours then the compressor clutch starts to cycle for about fifteen minutes then shuts off completely no voltage to the compressor. Swapped relays with no change. Only thing I noticed is when t...
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJHV1646J
Vehicle was towed in, cranks ok, no start. We have no spark with no signal to the negative side of the coil. We also have no injector pulse. We can hear fuel pump running with key on. We replaced the crank sensor with an aftermarket one. Still no spark or inj...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L l\r brake VIN: 1J4GW5857X
Customer says brakes smell and don't release intermit. we have found L\rear caliper applyed. Release pressure by cracking bleeder and will be ok for a week to a month. there is a code abs 15 for the L\r speed sensor but customer insists that that has been ther...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L light knock VIN: JT6GF1OU5Y
knocking sound from motor...sounds like rist pin to me ...found some repairs were the exhaust manif.old had caused the knocking sound i,m hearing...but this one sounds like a pin to me ???.any thoughts or help
2004 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L 3-4 shift, 4-3 shift VIN: 1L1FM81W14
The 3-4 shift had BIG Rpm Flare (neutral for a moment) (4-3 was similar but not as bad)but once shift was complete, it did not slip. MAN2 engine braking was present , but maybe a little weak?)This is a Limo (has police/taxi calibrated trans) No codes set. Flui...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L abs VIN: JM1BJ22611
I am currently working on a 2001 Mazda Protege. When slowing down, the abs system engages and makes the normal abs cycling noise. This only happens at slow speeds 5 mph and below. This happens in dry weather. Both rear abs sensors were recently replaced. The ...
2002 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2228Y
Car came in with a check engine light...fuel trim b1 was at 0% at idle but off idle or while driving the fuel trim was 25%...replaced intake gasket due to tsb and it was leaking per smoke test...now my trims are 13% at idle and 25 under load...tested upstream ... Trouble codes: P0171
1972 Mercedes-Benz 250c .0L No Start VIN: 1140231200
vehicle ran fine after work was done, drove it on friday for about an hour, then on monday i backed it out and parked it. one of the other guys went to drive it but they said it would not start, so i pushed it in and found that there was no spark. the coil was...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L compressor? VIN: WDBHA29G7W
The air on this vehicle will blow cold about 10 percent of the time. The rest of the time it either blows ambient or slightly cooled air. Given that this is a variable displacement compressor, I am assuming that whatever is controlling the swash plate is not m...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Hi group, we got a ML320 Mercedes Benz, with AC on, hot air blowing from all vents, AC system works perfect, when I touch suction piping it is freeze cold, but heater control, there is no mono valve. when i ground one of the ac head unit wires blender door mov...
2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDCYR49E12
Hello everyone, I need some information on this Evap. system. When the vehicle first came in, the Purge Valve had power and ground, but the valve didnt work. Got a new Purge Valve from the dealer, and now the valve is constantly open KOEO and the engine at op... Trouble codes: P0443
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AA26A8S
Hi all. This was lobbed in my lap against my wishes after a service writer who thinks hes smarter than me basically challenged me to fix what the previous tech and him couldnt(after 2 weeks of trying). I told em nothing crawls out of here till I make it run ou... Trouble codes: P0340
1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N6SD16YVC
I am going to be doing a timing chain and guides and tensioner and oil pump on a 2.4 engine, the customer stated to me he wants to put a reman head on next month, looking at the procedure, it says the oil pan must come off to do the timing chain and guides, my...
2002 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L atp t-case VIN: 5YN234T56T
It came in with the ATP light on the dash, T-Case is not in nuetral and there was just a 2 wire switch on the transfer case that was corroded, so I jumpered the wires together. It turned the ATP light off but turned on the 4wd light even in 2wd. I drove it a f...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D93
I observed that ignition coil #2 was a new Nissan part and that spark plugs were new. I checked the usual-- compression, vaccum, fuel pressure, emmisions and found no problem. I swappeed coil and spark plug from #2 to #3 and told my girl to run all errands wit... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cylinder 2)
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.3L disk / pressure plate VIN: 1G3NK14AXK
Gentlemen I had this customer drive in with his clutch making a very loud rattling noise. Removed the tran and found some fingers on the pressure plate broken off at the end and causing the noise. Ordered a new clutch pac from NAPA ( only one shown for the ap...
1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 1G3AJ51W6J
Car has good vacume good spark and good fuel pressure ..it stalls after half throttle no codes stored ..intermitant no comunication with scanner and can induce a codes . replace with known good parts ..map, mass air flow, Tps Iac .i'm out of ideas and customer...
1988 Other European Silver Spur 4.0L Inop VIN: SCAZS02A7J
System got very cold after repair and retrofit. Car came today with no fan not working, compressor not getting power. Looked at compressor relay and replaced, looks like it got very hot. Inside blower come on when powerd from relays, A/ C compressor also, Freo...
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 3G7DB03E12
had the transfer case gears blown up and reluctor ring came loose and broke causing shift problems and damaging the speed sensor. car was purchased by us after owner didn't want to spend money on repairs. . we replaced the transfer case with a good used one. r...
2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L head bolts VIN: JF1SF65541
We are replacing head gaskets because they were leaking coolant externaly. We have done several of these but my mechanic says that every one that he's done before the outside head bolts were color coded and the inside bolts are not. This is also how they were ...
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP61C26
Vehicle was in a couple of weeks ago with a small evap leak code. Ran smoke machine test to find leak, with no success. Customer was involved in accident near filler cap area, fixed with all factory parts at another shop. Vehicle has returned with P0448 code f... Trouble codes: P0448 (evap missions control syst. vent circuit short)
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2SK12E6R
engine dies intermittantly at idle or when stopping at intersection and will not restart for a few minutes. The distributer was replaced 3 or 4 months ago and seemed to help for a while. Fuel pressure and spark remain good, injector on time jumps to 25 to 30 M...
1997 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Misfire VIN: JT3GM84R1V
Vehicle was purchased used with aprox. 100k miles. developed a missfire on #3 cyl. Replace plugs & wires (original). Vehicle runs perfect for aprox 7k - 10k miles then starts missing on #3 cyl. Replace plug and runs perfect for another 7k-10k miles. Each time ... Trouble codes: P0300 (missmissfirefire), P0303 (3 cyl)

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1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G4WS52M8X
Tony from N. Carolina hit this one on the head! I scoped all of the crank and cam sensors again, all had a signal, but the 7x crank sensor signal was weak, almost no amplitude. Spec. for the sensor resistance was 900-1000 ohms, mine had 90. I scoped the same s... Trouble codes: P0449 (Evap system vent control circuit low).
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L security system VIN: 1G6CD53B9M
Thanks all, I've never had to do one like this before. I took the new key that came with the new lock cyl and the original key to the locksmith, had a new key made and every thing was fine. THANKS AGAIN]]]ED
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6ET1292V
Hey All,Thanks to All who replied.It was the intake gasket.We let the car sit overnight and smoked it.Did find the small amount of smoke near the bank 1 valve cover gasket coming from the intake gasket.Thanks again Alex [...]. Trouble codes: P0174.
2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1G6KS54Y42
I did find and fix this one. Turns out the ground for the module had a intermittent bad connection in the RH kick panel. There where all the grounds come together in one connector, the module ground wire was melting the connector, so I pulled on it and it come...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JC5249T
thanks to all who responded. there was some excellent and usefull advise, the ignition being one that stood out. we ended up replacing the PCM and the vehicle is starting without problem. customer has vehicle now and seems happy. we did make him aware of the p...
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Dash vibration VIN: 1G1JC12F63
Thank you for the replies a new front motor mount took care of the biggest part of the vibration but there was still a slight vibration with the ac on I did find one of the ac hoses barely making contact with the firewall after securing it away from the firewa...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L signals VIN: 1GNEK13Z74
Thanks to all who sent a reply. We did find a problem but only time will tell if the real problem is fixed. Before we pulled the unit in the shop, in the parking lot the l/h signal turned on all signals but by the time we brought it into the bay, everything wa...
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Electronic VIN: 1C3XY66R8L
Well, out of all the help requests that I have opened this is the only one where I disagreed with the majority of people who responded. Since the CVI's were high on the overdrive clutch, the majority of people responded and said that I needed a new tranny. How...
1991 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L no drive and reverse sometimes VIN: 1A3W4DD555
swaped trans relay with rev light relay problem resloved trans was looseing power and going into limp mode
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Lean
we removed vacuum to fuel pressure reglator to incressing fuel pressure/long term fuel # down to 8.5%b1 6.5% b2 and gave back to customer. untill a fix is found Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (Sys Bank 2 Lean).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L steering rack VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
I thank the 16 people who took the time to reply! I have replaced the rack and the pump. I concur with the rack being the root cause of the problem and the pump was replaced for noisy and not the rack (elsewhere). The shop that replaced the pump deals with the...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU40S1Y
Sorry about taking so long to close this out. But the customer wanted to drive the vehicle some more or at least till the testing would show what the problem was. So I didn't get a chance to check out all the info from all 5 replies. I have called the custo... Trouble codes: P0174, P0307, P0306, P0300.
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60X4Y
Thanks for all your great suggestions. several members mentioned checking the canister for fuel contamination. was ok. others said to check purge system, was also ok. stumbled upon this fix with help from steve h. and albine m. of washington state. found inje... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 4wd module VIN: 1FTZR45E12
Hello and thanks for the heads up on that module it was a sure fix with no problems. I also checked the power and ground which came back good. Thanks for the help it was well needed.
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L security
well , this car has gone to the dealer for programing i suspect , i could not comunacate with the ecm , so no codes , but most of the advice that i received was that the key was bad so at this point instead of wasting more time i just told the customer to tak...
2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Steering VIN: 3FAHP08106
Thanks to those that replied. Most sent me in the right direction. The problem was that the reman rack came with the crossover lines reversed. I changed places with the lines and all is well. A couple of the replies mentioned vacuum bleeding which had alre...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Unsure VIN: SAJHX124XW
Eric hit the nail on the head. TSB related to the exact noise. We replaced the new steering coupler, but did not see a need for the power steering line to be replaced. Customer is happy, thanks everyone.
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L oil in air cleaner VIN: 1YVHP82D34
Had to order a pcv from the dealer, found it to be a redesigned part. The old pcv had come apart internally. I was hesitant to remove the old pcv until I had one in hand, it's hard to see and access. The new part # is AJ95-13-890. Thanks to all who replied, es...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L no upshifts VIN: 108.18-12-
The trans is a 4 bolt K4C025. It has the kickdown linkage on the right side. I manually moved this numerous times, engine off, and also removed modulator again and used a small pick tool to slide the modulator valve back and forth. I'd like to say I know which...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Outlet temperature VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
The fix was the temp.blend door motor. The customer ended up taking it to a mercedes shop and they were able to idenify the problem for sure. Thanks to all that helped.
1999 Mercury Villager 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4MZXV11T6X
thanks for all of the help it did end up being the rebuilt distributor that someone else had installed it was sending out signal but when hot the 360 degree signal would go from a five volt square wave in amplitude to about 3.5 to 4 volts still a square wave b... Trouble codes: P0225 (knock sensor), P1336 (crank sensor), P0304.
2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4A3AA36G23
This vehicle has been blowing cold since it left, with no intermittent warm spells. I don't know for sure if it is actually repaired, but I wonder if the evap core had more oil in it as suggested. I flushed it with shop air for quite a while before reassemblin...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S5Y
Sorry to say the customer couldnt wait any longer, thanks to the good folks who offered help , but this one got away without being healed.The lack of datastream info was a problem , and the lack of a systematic troubleshooting guide that did not involve nissan... Trouble codes: P0400.
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L power window VIN: JN1DA31D73
Thanks to all for the quick responses. This car had a reset button on the window motor that was small but visible with door panel off via a hole in the sheel metal of the door frame. What I learned was, with window in closed position, press reset button and ...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Instrument Panel VIN: 1G3NL52E13
Thank you all for taking the time to help. The fix was to remove an aftermarket radio wire that was spliced into the 1600 circuit behind the fuse box. Defective radio component was at times going to a dead short. Customer declined repairs to radio circuit. Af...
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, reduced power VIN: 2G2WP52261
I had returned the vehicle to the customer until I was able to gather more useful info. Well, heavy rain this morning brought the car back - on the hook this time. It now had a new DTC stored: P0230 (fuel pump rly ckt). This made things considerably easier. C... Trouble codes: P1125 (APP sys fault), P2138 (APP sensor 1 - 2 correlation), U1000 (Comm error in EBTCM only).
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L almost all systems on car VIN: WP1AB29P66
well to start I would like to thenk those of you that noticed that I had started this diagnosis all wrong, and I thank you all for youre candid responces in telling me that i.d.ing this as a toureg would give me wrong data and codes. So we started making som...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW52R81
You don't see a rpm signal until it gets fuel pressure, and I knew it had a fuel pump problem, just that you think not 2 pumps.Only use oem pumps,and I think the problem was with the sending unit, it has the wiring harness for pump.I charged the battery and ke... Trouble codes: P0463 (fuel level snsr ckt signal), P0453 (evap pres sign high or open), P0123 (tp or app 1 ckt open or high), P0122 (tp or app sens 2 short or low), P0123 (tp or app 1 ckt open or high).
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W7S
after checking everyones sugestings I found the dowle pin broke at the cam gear to the cam so it was not clocked right fixed with a new dowl pin and reset timing and it started what gave it a way was the distributer was off and no compression on that side. th...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L mil VIN: JTDDY38TXY
Changing the oil seemed to correct the problem, I also think that running the car low on oil had something to do with it Thanks To all Joe. Trouble codes: 1693 (v v t l system).
2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Imobilizer VIN: 2T1CF22P7Y
Well it is fixed & not fixed. I was not able to program the new keys to the computer.I removed the transponder ring & tie straped the original key in place. I told the customer that the next time they are near the dealer they would be able with their dedicated...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L warning lights, gauges VIN: YV1AS8806P
This one is down the road. It was what you call a cluster problem. The fix was cleaning the fuses and the alternator exciter wiring, as well as a bad ground for the unit. several of the answeers were right to the point(s) of this problem. Jim [...] an...
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