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1997 Audi A6 2.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJA84A1W
Thanks in advance to all who reply. another tech in the shop, and the owner are lost with this one. I get to play with it now. No Spark or Injection pulse. Not a lot of usable help on alldata. Have just the 2 codes not even listed in alldata. or IATN. What I h... Trouble codes: P1340, P1392
2006 Audi A3 2.0L ac compressor VIN: WAUNF78P66
Hi all techs! a3 presented w/ ses lite [po301]and complaint of intermittent cooling. hooked gauges and had 100 lbs on both sides w/ system set on max cool [lo].found good info from mitchell on square wave and amperage. my control and ground appear to be perfec...
1998 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L airbag VIN: WBSCK9336W
Good morning BMW techs I have this Z3 M roadster with mouse damage.Customer has just pulled out car after winter storage to find that the power windows no longer work and the airbag light is on.I found all the wires under the shifter were chewed off.repaired t...
1998 BMW 323is 2.5L Battery Voltage. VIN: WBABF7320W
Hallo everyone. This clean Beemer is foxing me. I have a draw of 212mA and then 222mA after closing the trunk or a door. It will fluctuate between these two readings depending on door or truck latch open/closed. I have removed ALL the Power Distribution fus...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L leak from weep hole VIN: WBAGL63422
Hello BMW Techs: We have a leak of coolant from the front of the engine through a weep hole which is slightly to left of the water pump, if your facing the front of the car. We don't see any coolant coming from the weep hole of the water pump but it is coming ...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L reset dash VIN: 5UXFA53593
how do you reset maintenance reminder on dash without bmw tool. i saw you can do so on earlier models by using the odo reset button. car is not here, customer will bring in only if i can reset the dash bars. i suspect you hold the odo reset but would like conf...
1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU5312P
hello friends, this one came in with a check engine light that comes on intermittantly while driving but always when in reverse. it is a qdm b dtc which is related to the boost solenoid, egr 2 and 3 solenoids, trans shift sol a and b, and trans tcc pwm solenoi... Trouble codes: 56 (qdm b)
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L hard/no start VIN: 1G4GD22K4S
I think I have a ECM issue but need some experience. We are a Ford store and am fixing this for a good customer. We could not communicate with this vehicles OBD2 style connector. The new plugs are fuel fouled again. It started right up after the plugs were rep...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6ET129XV
Hope a Cadillac tech can help me!!. I have a customer's 97 eldorado, low mileage nice car that came in on the hook for a no start and possible theft module problem. we could not communicate with any modules with the tech 2. After many hours of digging, we conc...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y4V
well first i would again like to thank all for the previous help on this one. i thought all was well on this vehicle after cam timing set properly. we had been fighting a p0340 code. i was performing final test drives to verify repairs when cel light popped on... Trouble codes: P1139 (ho2s insufficient switching bank 1 sensor 2 pre-converter), P1140 (ho2s transition time ratio bank 1 sensor 2 pre-converter), P1571 (traction control system pulse width modulated circuit no frequency), P1632 (theft deterrent system fuel disabled)
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Rotors,Pads VIN: 1G6DM57N03
Hi, We installed new rotors and pads due to pitted ,rusted rotors,the caliper pistons pushed in very easy. We closed for a weeks vacation ( yes the cruise was nice). This morning vehicle came in and client said he started having smoke from front right wheel. H...
1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1JF14T3M
car came from another shop. no start. only have injector pulse while cranking. will start and immediately stall. can keep running with fuel but have no injector pulse. any help please. thank you
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L knock VIN: 1GTDT14Z7R
Hey Techs! this s-10 4x4 came in on monday. customer complains of knock/bang on right turns only. Left turns appear to be fine. (must be an old nascar he hit a big bump after the Jimmy Buffet concert on sat night. Verified this by road test...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 2GCEK19K0S
This pickup came in with no power 55mph is top end. Pickup runs fine and doesn't miss. Exhaust is clear from manifolds to tailpipe. I replaced fuel pump and filter. Checked timing and it was on and the advance is right. It doesnt heat but it is dead and wont e...
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1GNHG35R6W
Hello guys, and thanks for looking at this one. First off the van came in with a CEL and low power. Test drove van and seen the O2 sensors on both banks were reading lean under acelleration from a stop. 200-350mv, and noticable low power. However if you are go... Trouble codes: P1153 (bank 2 sesnor1 not switching)
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Takes off in o/d VIN: 1GCEC14683
Bear with me here. This is my wifes Tahoe. We send all our transmission jobs out to a local trans shop that we have used for the past seven years with no problems. These guys are very compentent but, this one has eaten their lunch. I thought it was taking off ...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS19W7Y
Truck has a lean startup problem, extended crank time cold, acts like low fuel pressure. Pressure pegs 62 lbs KOEO, 56 - 58 lbs cranking. Have replaced numerous items as listed above and still have lean problems cold. Also forgot to mention PCV has been replac...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W41
hello all i have a s-10 blazer that is surging at cruise speeds in overdrive.if you let off of the gas or get into it at all the surge goes away.the rpms drop from about 2000 to 1200.back and forth till it clears up.there are no feels like its engine ...
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Reverse VIN: 1G1YY32G91
Transmission will pop out of reverse unless you put pressure on the shifer while releasing clutch. If you don't do that it'll grind and pop out of gear. All other gears are OK. Any history of bent shift forks, shift tube, or ??? We have the console out and che...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4.2L inst. cluster VIN: 1GNDS13S83
Customer states that the inst. cluster intermittently goes off while driving(just like when key is turned off). It will usually start working again after it has sat turned off for a while.(2-3 hours). It has never acted up for us, even while wiggling looms, ec...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L transfer case VIN: 2GCEK13T14
I am lost and I need help finding my way!! This truck came to me a few months ago for a service 4wd light. It had a code C0327 so I reflashed all was well. Now customer went to use 4wd, light would blink then go back to 2wd.[Truck has 2 speed active 4wd with 4...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L steering VIN: 1GIZT61896
car came in for steering vibration and we balance and rotated 4 wheels. same thing. customer stated that it does'nt happen constantly. sometimes once a week. it has electronic steering. we checked for loose suspension components and everything looked good. no ...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L gauge cluster,starting VIN: 1C4GP546XW
The same van just came back into us with the same problem, but this time the gauge cluster was not illumanited and non of the gauge worked including PRNDL and odometer. So we came on IATN and seen quite a few responses to this. So in one FIX-Summary i seen som...
2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T 3.5L cooling system VIN: 2B3HD76V3Y
Hi, looking on some insight regarding the cooling system on this car. Car came on the hook for no start, we foud 18 valves bent, previous to this someone had installed timig belt and water pump. Car had severey cloged cooling system - stop leak from the looks ...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2B4GP2534Y
This van came in from another local shop with a high idle problem. They originally got it with a bad timing belt. After installing the timing belt it started but the idle is about 200-300 rpms to high. They rechecked the timing marks, and did compression on al...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, intermit tach oper VIN: 1B7KF23691
vehicle only has 9 volts to injection pump control relay when it dies and you leave the key in on position. turning key off and on again gets 13 volts. wondering if cam reader on back of accessory drive could cause computer to do this. thanks Trouble codes: 215 (fuel injection control circut), 341 (cam position sensor signal missing), 1689 (no communication between ecm and injection pump conrol mod)
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L governor VIN: 2B7JB21Y02
hi guys this transmission came back after it was rebuilt got burnt because poor cooling we rebuilt it a second time with new governor solenoid and transducer from dealer after about a month running good now came back again with code 1756 gov. pressure malfunct...
1984 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCF15Y2E
hey all iatn members. i am having quite the difficult time with this truck, and it is the bosses shop truck. i am not a carb. guy plus there is not a pcm in this thing to retrieve any codes at all. here's the scoop. i have checked all the basic things: fuel, s...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDHS24H7S
Customer states while driving down the hill from the mountains approx 45 min. driving time, he came to a stop and the vehicle died out. It restarted went about 300 ft and died out again. He limped it like this the rest of the way to his sons house 1 mile. Cust...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L high fuel pressure VIN: 1FTZR15X2X
Stumped on this one: vehicle initially came in with a complaint of long crank when cold, fuel pressure very slow to build-up, low end of spec when started, re&re fuel pump, delivery line inside tank was split open (outer casing), replaced pump, screen, filter ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15V4Y
Hi, vehicle came to me from another shop.I verfied their repairs but im getting to where i thinkmaybe some thing mechanical like a weak or broken valve spring or possibly a weak or cracked head.Ilistend to the injector on the cylinder misfireing with an electr... Trouble codes: P0305, P1132
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU67E92
This vehicle will have an intermittent abs activation at low speed just before coming to a complete stop. Happens intermittently with no pattern. Monitored wheel speeds while driving, all sensors read evenly and steady. When abs activates at slow stop, all dat...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L battery light on VIN: 2FAP73W44K
Alternator was replaced still have no amperage . Have power from battery and alternator has good ground .Dont know if im suppose to have ground or power from pcm.Any one have a problem like this on crown vics.
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP34NX5
surges under load, ac on, no history at all, this vehicle was in a frontal accident air bags deployed and idle problem, replaced air bag system, throttle cable, replace intake manifold and throttle body, under load cant get the idle to hold just surges, atempe...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L blower motor VIN: 1FTSW21PO5
this trucks blower motor won't slow down. it has electronic automatic climate control and on the dash control unit the speed indicator will go up and down but the motor only will slow down like one speed. i checked for codes with the ids and controled the spee...
1983 GMC S15 Jimmy 2.8L No Start VIN: 1GTHEYUIOP
I have a problem where the ignition module keeps burning out, runs for about 5 minutes, had new distibutor 1 year ago, 800 ohms on pick-up coil; Has anybody ran into this? Thanks very much for any help given.
1996 GMC G3500 Magnavan 5.7L a.c. VIN: 1GDHG31K1T
G.M. Techs your knowledge is needed.Bus came in with bad compressor.Replaced it along with new receiver drier and orfice tube,replaced rear expansion valve, flushed entire system even subletted big condensor for radiator shop to flush.At idle will not cool,spr...
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L powersteering VIN: 3GKFK16R4X
Hi i have a 99 gmc suburban k1500 having some steering issues. Truck came in with no power steering at all. So we replaced the the pump. After the installation the power steering starting working. On my test drive i did notice that with the brakes applied and ...
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L tpms VIN: 1GKFK16357
Okay, where to begin? This truck came to us about two weeks ago for a standard Lof/Rotation. We put the truck in re-learn through the Dic (dash controls), got out our OTC to find it wasn't updated far enough. Just attempted Re-learn through Dic and heard both ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L evaporator VIN: 1HGEJ814XV
Hey Everyone, Help please on this Accord. This is a SE model which my Mitchell-On-Demand shows the A/C system fits the description of a 2000 model year, not the 1999. Anyway, customer complains of system cooling some , then blowing warm air in a cycling fashio...
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG16571
This smells fishy. He said had in a shop for timing belt, can see lots of bolts left out and pulled covers, no new belt and marks are dead on. Cranking compression is 152 psi.Got fuel pressure and no spark, no rpm .Autozone and oem CKP sensor measure same resi... Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP out of range), P1259 (VTEC system mal)
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S9Y
Car came in for gas smell. We found #1 injector leaking fuel into cylinder. Replaced injector and plugs. Cleared codes and sent it on its way. 3 weeks later came back in with identical trouble codes. Leaning toward cam sensor but it looked fine on the scope an... Trouble codes: P0201 (inj 1 control circuit fires improperly), P0300 (Random cyl. mis), P0301 (Cyl 1 mis), P0303 (Cyl 3 mis), P0700 (Trans Fault Present)
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1J4GW58N61
This truck come in with the complaint that the customer heard a klunk and then the ses light came on. I checked codes on my roadtest and found P0750. I also checked freeze frame data and found switched voltage at 0 volts. I cleared the code and keyed it back u...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start, no crank VIN: 1J4GW48N02
Vehicle came in with no crank when hot, need to sit 1-2 hours before it would crank. Check for codes P1698 in pcm for no bus with tcm. Could not access tcm right away, went ahead and checked starter relay, no control ground, when I jumped power circuit vehicle... Trouble codes: P0218 (over heat operation), P0706 (shift postion failure), P1698 (no bus message from pcm)
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on, Shifts poor VIN: KNAGD12471
Hi fellow Techs, I could use some help from a Kia Tech.. '01 Optima, 2.5 V6, auto, . We have PCM code P0500 (no vss signal at pcm) & erratic trans shifting, but speedometer works fine. Have verified no vss at pcm. 2 notes of particular interest:: 1) Vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0500 (No vss signal)
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L gaiter joint VIN: SALNY22202
LANDROVER TECH.S PLEASE EXPLAIN:is this front joint(gaiter plunge joint)serviceable? Can I install a new boot on this joint.this is the first joint from the transfer case on the front of the rear propeller shaft assem.I tried pricing from the dealer and they s...
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGE31B9P
Good evening Techs, Got this MX-6 kickin butt. Came to me from another shop (good shop) with new water pump and timing belt with complaint of idle hunt. Original complaint was leaking water pump. After driving several miles we could not reproduce the idle surg...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D71
Has anyone had any problems with Mazda 626 V6 on plugging EGR ports in intake and if so, what is the procedure for cleaning. This car passes EGR valve tests for listening for valve grunt when cycling key. Are there any other common EGR issues that will set a c... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR flow)
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L abs VIN: WDBHA28EOT
The problems consist of ABS,BRAKE (parking brake light on)& Brake pad wear indicater light on. Have replaced pad wear sensors and checked parking brake light switch. Also the speedometer is inop.along with the gas gauge. I have also tried my OBD II tester & ot...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Fit & Finish VIN: WDBNG78J41
Sunroof works in short bursts.Have to keep hitting button to open all the way and hit it repeatedly to close.A Benz tech told us how to synchronize roof. Now when you hit it to go back , it does so with just a one time hit of the switch.The new problem now is ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L radio,sos lite VIN: WDBLJ74G82
help!!! this is my veh and i am going crazy with this problem ! here it goes! ok while driving or just sitting still the radio will mute and the s.o.s. light will start flashing and sometimes it will sound an alarm through radio speakers and no matter what i d...
1991 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Cuts out VIN: 3MAPM10J2M
this car is driving me crazy! can't duplicate problem in shop. car has to be moving to get it to act up.on right hand turns the engine dies out. think the power to fuel pump is some how being interupted. ANY ideals will be greatly appreciated
1979 Nissan 620 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, falls on its face VIN: HLG6204246
Old truck came in for head gasket had eng. re-built 4 years ago by other shop,removed head and sent it to machine shop for test and shave,intalled head and set to specs. Truck drove fine on test drive gave to customer.3 days later truck back in shop and runs v...
1989 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 1NYGBZ1SZK
Under load engine cuts out, like it has a govenor or over rev cut out. Vehicle has very low mileage. May be running out out fuel, losing spark, or restricted exhaust, unbolted exhaust before catylistc convertor, same problem. Mass air checked ok at sensor duri...
1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass GL 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3NB52M1X
on 6-10-08 customer brought car in complaining of hard starting/extended crank time. replaced fuel pump due to low fuel pressure. one week later car came back with customer complaining of popping noise sometimes when starting and intermittently car would die. ...
2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5Y2SL63865
HELP! AFTER NEW COMPUTER: Client drove for 70miles when Code P0012 - Camshaft Position "A" Timing Over-Retarded BANK 1 We began by clearing codes & double checking part # options, checking for TSBs, RECALLs, Iatn, Circuit testing, consulting w/ACDelco part... Trouble codes: P0012 (Camshaft Position A Timing Over-Retarded Bank 1)
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L rattle VIN: WP0CA298XU
Thanks for you help, this car has a rattle in rear, left and right when hitting small bumps like expansion joints in concrete streets that have seperated. This is a pretty heavy rattl noise, I have replaced rear struts and mounts, left rear wheel bearing. None...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Hesitation, ping under load VIN: YS3DM58V1R
Help! This vehicle came in running very poorly, with a customer complaint of a misfire and lack of power. Initial testing revealed a misfire on cylinder 3, no stored DTC's, and fuel pressure within acceptable limits. visual inspection of the #3 ignition compon...
2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZH52881
Car was towed in as a crank no start. Found no fuel pump operation, no spark @ plugs and no scan tool data. koeo at 5 volt reference wire read 3.42 volts (tps, map and egr). I think the pcm seems warm to the touch? The fuel pump runs if we jumper the relay and...
2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 5GZCZ23D85
this car will run for 1 - 2 minutes , the fuel pressure gauge shows 55-60lbs as it runs it drops off to 10 lbs when vehicle shuts down immediatly fuel pressure returns to 55 - 60 lbs advised there were 2 fuel pumps and to replace both we have to not ...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D4W
well it is fixed thanks to Fiachra and Alon, thanks guys!! i got burned by a bad fuse. fuse 29 feeds all these circuts. i had checked the fuse using a test light and of course it lit up on both sides of the fuse, so already with my head spinning i called it go... Trouble codes: 17843 (17829-), 17829 (17833-), 17833 (17923-), 17923 (17880-), 17880.
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53431
Most all of of you from the East Coast to the West Coast told us to check fuel pressures and check MAF. On the live data we caught faulty MAF sensor. Replaced and all is well. Trouble codes: 211 (Idle speed control valve), 228 (Fuel trim Bank 2 permissible range exceeded Mixture too rich), 227 (Fuel trim Bank1 permissible range exceeded Mixture too rich).
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L ac blen door VIN: 25DFG25HJ2
thanks to all you guys that help me with this headek i fix the promble by evack and recharge the com plet system thanks mo
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No Start VIN: 3G5DA03E84
The fix was at first I was thinking that the pass system was going nuts, so I looked at the fuel disable on the scanner and it was saying Yes which means to me the pass key Wasn't the problem. So back tho the 24x reading that I was getting, no movement. So I w... Trouble codes: P0336.
1987 Cadillac Allante 4.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G6VR3179H
The problem ended up being a faulty ecm. I guess I shouldn't have assumed it was okay just because it was new. I'm not sure if it was defective from the start or bad grounds took it out before I got a chance to clean them up. I received 10 replies to this po...
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L gage no disply VIN: 1GNCT18Z3K
As tested, the Replacement cluster was faulty. the replacement from model electronics fixed it! thanx to all who replied. B+ @ pins B14, A3, Gnd @ AP, B11. gnd term near ebrake #302.
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L throttle body VIN: 1GNDT13S73
Thanks to all who replied. It was the throttle body unit. We replaced it with new and problem solved. Afterward we took the old one apart and found stripped out plastic gears. Thanks Again!
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ56H9S
well come to find out the customer also replaced the fuel pump.everytime i talked to him his story chaged on what had happened with the vehical.i guess he changed the fuel pump because it went bad but when he got it started it ran poor so he did a tune up,whil...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP4439V
Kudos To John [...] Utah,Wednesday Last Week I Got Into Main Wiring Harness Going From TPS To The Computer And I Found The Wires Were Wraped So Tight And I'm Guessing Because The Exhaust Crossover Pipe Is So Close The Wires Were All Fused & Stuck Together.TPS W... Trouble codes: P0122.
1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDEE14Y7K
Customer came to pick up vehicle without repairs being completed. I received a couple of requests saying to check the oxygen sensor and cat. Advised the customer of this and she said she was going to have her nephew take a look at it. I told her to let me k...
1989 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L Long crank VIN: 1FDKE37M4K
We fixed it. Turns out it was a whole stack of little things piling up to make a hard-start mountain. Brad had suggested leaving the vehicle in the shop overnight with block heater plugged in which we tried first with no improvement in our problem. James menti...
1994 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDA31U8R
Thanks to every one who replied. the van was a strange one .this van did not have a EGR . The NOX finaly came down at 25 alittle high at 15 {just passed} .customer decided to take the van and run a test at the test only station and it did pass, don't know the ...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L O/D light blink @ warm up VIN: 1FTCR10A8T
I do apoligize for not posting this fix sooner. First off I would like to say thanks a lot to everyone who sent me their help via email. Most pointed to the valve body and/or valve body gasket being cracked. When I removed the trans pan, for some reason I thou...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire, VIN: 1FTZX17261
lots of great ideas, thanks the problem was the aftermarket ciol pac, after many tests I tried another coil pac and the problem was gone, you hate to think a new part did not fix it, but guess what it was man made. thanks again to all of you Rick Trouble codes: P0301 (p0305-), P0305.
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX18L72
Well this piece is done. I got some more of the story after talking to the owner for a while. The truck the night before had a lightning stike very close to it (about 10 ft. away). It then drove to work and would not start after work. Several electrical guys I...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU7OE62
thanx for all the help we found out that it was a broken exhaust spring on clinder 1. thanx again. individual compression test lead the way although the relative compression didnt show much. all the testing helped but in the end it was that one rare find on ia... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0301, P0316, P1131 (lack of ho2s sensor 1 switching), P1151 (lack of ho2s sensoer 1 bank 2 switching).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L dash alternator VIN: 1FTNX20L63
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L high pressure system VIN: 1FTWW31P75
Well I finally got the truck fixed, Thanks to all those who replied. After taking readings on the pids, i was told a high prssure leak was possible, as i also thought from my own experience. so i pressured up the system and was not succesfull at finding a leak...
1996 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L IGN A fuse VIN: 1GTFG25R1T
Well, we re-checked all wiring and performed voltage drop checks on positive and negative battery cables and found nothing wrong. We decided to go ahead and replace the ignition switch assy. which solved the problem. I pulled the old one apart and found it was...
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, lack power VIN: 1GTHK23D76
installed new cp3 pump on thursday customer took truck on friday unit ran fine for 3 days unit came back same issues lets out a cloud of black smoke and cel light comes on with the same freeze frame data as before and low fuel ps... Trouble codes: P0087.
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21943
Thanks to all that replied !! Owner cancelled her check to our shop and refused to return phone messages. Would never answer phone. Filed a complaint against the shop with Dept. of Consumer Affairs. She told DCA that her "new" mechanic had found one sparkplug... Trouble codes: P3004.
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, reduced power light VIN: 4S2DM58W63
thanks to all who took the time to help and respond this job would be near impossible sometimes without this type of forum! Problem must have been in harness could not find break so just to be certain ran 8 new wires from throttle to ecm, customer has had truc... Trouble codes: 1125 (etc perf), 1295 (etc manage), 1220 (tps2), 1515 (tps corr), 1221 (tps1).
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY29P2V
Found crank sens wire rubbing up on firewall. Thanx to all WHO REPLIED.
2004 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Stall VIN: 1F4FA39S74
First of all thanks for all your replies... after hours of diag and test driving we decided to let this one go... I had replies of a common wiring issue on lifted jeeps where the ignition harness rubs on the the stud @ the back of the head. I was able to check...
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Misfire VIN: KNAFB12152
the vehicle was towed to the dealer for poss warrenty and i didn't hear [...] so i called and the dealer told me it was a shorted wire at the firewall and the repaired the wire also putting plugs, wires, and 2 new coils on the car to fix it. They didnt say what...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L compressor VIN: 1LNHM81W93
hi all thanks for the reply.. I was the low pressure switch right by the compressor that was the cause.. thank you all.. i thought there were only high pressure switch in this car
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L power windows VIN: 5N1BV28U64
Sorry to take so long to close this out.Customer has been on vacation & just got truck back in shop today.The fix was to replace the master switch assembly in the drivers door.Installed new switch & all windows operate like they,re supposed to.Thanks to the 3 ...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Excess crankcase vac VIN: 1G3WH52K4W
A big thankyou to the guys that suggested we look at the o-ring on the PCV valve. As it turned out the customer decided to leave it here for the weekend after all, a good thing. It took me about 30 seconds to pull off the engine cover, unplug the MAP sensor an...
1967 Pontiac GTO 400CID Key tumbler VIN: 242677B137
Hi ya Guys, Well, after working with the switch myself and allowing the customer and others who thought they could get it to turn to the "Accessary" side of the switch, the customer said "Drill the darn thing" I did just that and had it out within ten ...
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L power antenna VIN: 1G2WJ12X3R
Well, vehicle sold before resolving the issue. Brian recommended contacting the local dealer to obtain a schematic. I never got around to chasing one down but will pursue that option with future electrical challenges when alldata and other sources don't matc...
1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L No Start VIN: P1S2246651
tried another dist,same problem found the coil module was no good, thanx to everyone for the info
2002 Suzuki Vitara JLX 2.0L Heater Core VIN: 2S3TA52C22
I want to thank all the members that replied to my help request. I am closing this with a summary although we did fix the vehicle. Briefly the first heater core was leaking where the tube was crimped to the core flange. The second heater core had a pinhole ...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H4W
I have still have the VW - Checked for plugged exhaust and it is OK. I need to get the idle relearn completed but am having some difficulty. I have the latest update on my programmable cartridge to the Snap-on Scanner but it is unable to communicate with the ... Trouble codes: P0103, P1580 (Throttle Actuator B1 Malfunction).
1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1AX884XG
Well I am going to close this. thanks from all the ideas but I have check and recheck thsi till I am tired of it. I am overlooking something and I had a lab scope hooked up looking at the signals and watching for a problem and it went south from there. Vehicle...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L cam timing VIN: YV1LS5670W
Yes I'm gonna fix this car because now thanks to you guy's I know where my tech made a mistake.Number one don't pull a timing belt without marking it on any car the cam sprockets on this car or slotted thanks for the lesson in timing with the cam lobe's Brad b...
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