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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Trans? VIN: 2HNYD18231
This car came in with an intermitent vibration, we were able to duplicate this problem only a couple of times, driving at about 35 mph at a light load or no load. The noise comes fom transmission area. it is a vibration type noise not very loud that lasts for ...
2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53083
This vehicle is run hard, I believe. I am looking at it for another shop. I did see a bill in it from an Acura dealer giving an estimate for transmission replacement due to hole in bottom of trans. Currently it will run for maybe 20 seconds before dying. It i... Trouble codes: P0341
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L hard shift like all gears VIN: WBADD6322W
check codes one code only that says lock/convertor erase code but will come back a day or 2 later on transmission shifts ok if low accerating or hard accelerating or gets better when car is warmed up but otherwise it has a rough shifting
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L seat VIN: WBAFB33591
This BMW came in with complaint of vibration in seat and steering wheel while sitting at stops. I found the vibration also present in reverse. Motor mounts were a little soft so I replaced both motor mounts and the transfer case mount. vibration is completely ...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L compressor VIN: WBABS334XI
We test the system and the high side pressure was 140 and low side too high around 70 .high side dont change at all even when we turn ac on and off. We assume that the compressor was bad and reccoment to replace compressor reciever dryer and expansion valve. A...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Windows VIN: 3G5DB03E84
Customer brought vehicle in with the complaint of intermittent window operation, we were able to get windows to fail all the time, pulled codes and found B1477 RAP relay control circuit low and B1507 Low voltage on control circuit, we performed test and pinpoi...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WL54T9L
Vehicle has a hard time idling and dies when you step on the throttle. Changed MAP. Put a new Crank sensor in a couple of months ago when it was in for a "no start". Vehicle will respond when you shoot carb cleaner in it. We also have a 89 Buick with a 2.8L ... Trouble codes: 33 (MAP Sensor high voltage/ low vac.)
1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WN54TXL
This car starts and idles fine. But cuts out or stalls when the gas pedal is pressed. This condition only happens when the car is hot. I replaced the cat. convertor first because I thought it was clogged. Then I replaced the crank sensor to no luck. I hate gue...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Blinker and P/N fuse VIN: 1GCCT19W3T
Customer comes in complains no Turn signals. 15a fusev#16 is blown. Has a dead short with key on doesnt matter if It's in the left or right turn or in the neutral position. with key on the fuse is shorted so I pulled wiring diagram found that if you disconnect...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L #1 Misfire VIN: 1G1NE52MOW
This vehicle can in running poorly and pulled codes and found multiple misfires on #1 clyinder. Removed plug and found was wet. Tasted a little sweet. Pressurized cooling system, let set for a few minutes and cranked engine over. Moisture blew out. I them put ...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L instrument cluster VIN: 2G1WF52E2Y
customer would like me to remove standard instrument cluster and install optional cluster with tachometer. my question is has anyone ever tried this and will the cluster with the tach just plug right in and work with the exsisting wiring harness? thanks in adv...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W4Y
Hello, we have an old customer of ours traveling through town. In the 5 hour drive here this Blazer will quit on the highway as if you turned the ignition switch off - customers explanation. However, once they have pulled over it will fire right back up and go... Trouble codes: P0753 (1-2 Shift Solenoid A circuit fault)
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDX03E01
driving , the temp guage stays below half way .. when you get stuck in trafic or sit at a stop for a few minutes the guage starts to creep up it will go up to just under three quarters then the fans kick on in low speed and it will come down slowly .. on the s...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GCEC19W01
vehicle runs great at idle and on light accel.on hard accel,acts like running out of fuel,falls flat on its face,backfires through intake,and stalls...have spent about 6 hours on this thing and have no clue..(maybe im just burned out)any help will be great
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Starting VIN: 1GNDT13S22
Hey everyone. Thank you ahead of time for any input and advice! The customer just bought the vehicle. It currently has a single key not a huge set of keys. It has a current B2691 key in ignition ckt fault. I got it to start once. Most of the time it wont even ...
2008 Chevrolet Uplander 3.9L Reverse lights VIN: 1GBDV131X8
I work for a schools system in NE and I need some help. We just received three new Chevy Uplanders and we need to install backup alarms, simple right! Well the problem is if you hook it up the normal way; with the perimeter lighting on these new Chevy's you un...
1996 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.3L Coolant VIN: 2C3HD56T0T
This one seemed odd to me but we don't get many 3.3's in our area. Is it possible for the 3.3 to pull a vacuum on the cooling system? Reason I ask is because we had one today stop in for a coolant leak, a quick check found the overflow hose was the source, cap...
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L engine VIN: 2C3HD46J7W
Thanks in advance for any helpful info. I have this chrysler that came in on the hook. The customer stated that they heard a noise then the car died out when they pulled over. Car started up when it got here. There is a noise in engine, sounds like it is comin...
1981 Ford F-250 Custom 6.6L shaft lock pin VIN: 2FTFF26Z1B
Good day! I have a 1981 F250 4X4 here with a Dana 60 semi floating rear axle, and I need to replace the rear wheel bearing and seal. It is a semi floating axle with "C" locks on the side gears. The pinion shaft appears to be held in with a roll pin from what ...
1993 Ford Mustang 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy
This vehicle is actually a 1986 Volvo 240 Wagon with a 1993 Mustang 5.0 engine, drivetrain, and computer control system implanted. This Volstang is here for several things, but the customer's main complaint is that he's getting poor fuel mileage and a rough id... Trouble codes: 95 (Secondary Fuel Pump Circuit Failure)
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Alarm or PCM? VIN: 1FDPE24L4W
Vehicle was operating fine when parked for 2 weeks. When attempting to start, starter runs but engine doesn't start. Then noticed that when key is turned on,PCM & fuel pump relays cycle open & closed like a flasher - also service engine light blinks on & off w...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L clutch VIN: 3FAKP1137W
we have this escort zx2 with a/c clutch inop.first ck'd a/c pressures which were ok.then fuses and wiring connections-ok.checked power through a/c low press. switch-ok.voltage travels from a/c switch to low side sw.tees to pcm then to contact side of ccrm rela...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM2U73W65
At first I had a code on this explorer for excessive egr flow, voltage was high, changed egr valve and sensor assy. Its all in one on this vehicle. Now its reading a lower voltage, but still must be too high, because it sets the same code. also codes eventuall... Trouble codes: P0402, P0193, P0453
2004 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L A/C Controls VIN: 1GKEK13214
Vehicle came in complaint of you can not change where the air blows out. Found a pile of codes. Cleared and the only two to come back were B0229 and B3770. Ran test charts all just to come to a dead end telling me to check diagnostic aids. When you push the mo...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L a/c system VIN: 1HGEJ8143V
thanks for any help. a/c not cold, high side pressure too high. can't get full charge into system approx. 12oz spec 22oz. high side pressure goes to 350psi & higher. compressor loads up. condenser inlet hot, oulet luke cold.condenser fan working, good air flow...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5649W
Hello Honda Techs, I have a question about an Accord LX that is in for a MIL and code P1457. I have found a bad Vent shut valve and have one ordered, but while smoking the system I found a small leak under the plastic cover that houses the Two-Way Valve. I rem... Trouble codes: 1457 (Evap system leak)
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S01
this hyundai sonata came in with a check engine light on and had a p0172-fuel system too rich bank 1 code. alldata provides no information or flow chart for this dtc. the stft is -9.0% and the ltft is -17.0%. any suggestions from anybody would be much apprecia... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel system too rich bank 1)
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2FR23V2S
This Jeep came in for no start when cold. But if you cranked it long enough it would start and ran fine after that. It would start with one kick. But if you let it cool down it would not start again. Besides, when you first turned on the engine, there is no Mi...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, NO OD SHIFT VIN: KNDJA7231T
scan tool showed b1s1 o2 fault, replaced o2 and cleared codes. started and run fine. then symptom came back without o2 code anymore. had pending code on our mac mentor scan tool p0=00, but no description.all readings are showing within specs. idles high hot or... Trouble codes: P0=00 (no description given on scan tool)
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC123X1
Two codes came up on the computer, po501 vss and po717 turbine speed sensor. I believe there is an input and output sensor on this vehicle but having these two codes and both components bad at once would be weird. Any help on these codes would be greatly appre... Trouble codes: P0501, P0717
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JT6GF10U2Y
customer states if car sets more than two/three days battery is dead enough to have to jump start.if driven every day-no problem.also stated car has had to have new battery every two years since it was new.we checked for drain when car first arrived and there ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBEA92E3S
hi guys and thanks in advance, i have a problem child here it is intermittent. what is does is you might start it up cold and take off and only get a short distance and it will shut down like the key was turned off then it will restart and may repeat the probl...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBNG70JXT
Car came in from a body shop with a no crank no start. Pulled stater k40 relay and jumper it and the car started and ran fine. After looking farther it seems that the eis sends a message to the ecm to engergize the stater relay. With our launch scanner you can...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3AM54J0S
Good day people. I have this 95 Mitsubishi that won't start. I have fuel pressure and injector pulse on all cylinders and spark out of only one coil pack (cylinder 2-5). I have tested the crank sensor. Good pattern using osiliscope. The cam sensor is not givin...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L gas guage VIN: 4A3AA46G93
I have a full tank of gas and gas guage is on empty, dont know if this is common on the galant for I am a toyota guy and dont see this to often, dont know if i should start digging out the sender would greatly appreciate some help...
1987 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND1151H
vech. has 8 plugs its a 4 cyl. need cap routing for exhaust and ignition and firing order and which is primary...vech runs bad and pops through intake
1996 Nissan 200SX 1.6L compressor VIN: 1N4AB42D4T
hey guys needs some help understanding system ac compressor is properly charge but will not engage ac clutch have power at relay but will not cross over to start compressor do anyone have any detail info on this system and how it is supposed to work alldata is...
2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y13
when I road test the vehicule the problem is never there but when I clear the code in one week they come back. customer say that sometimes at a stop sign he fell a abnormal vibration and he know that shortly the check engine will come on Trouble codes: P1163, P0132, P0152, P0328
1992 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L No Start, no spark VIN: 2P4GH2534N
We have had this van for about 3 months now and still can't figure it out. I ran all the tests that the computer and the scanner tell me to do for this sympton and it always comes back as a bad computer and distributor. But I can't believe that 3 of each have ...
2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, VERY HIGH IDLE VIN: 2G2FV22G9Y
This car is a huge headace, it came in with a high idle problemn, high as in around 3000 plus rpm's, but it is intermittent and only idles bad after warm up. When car arrived it had codes for o2 and maf and was getting no maf readings had bad fuse replaced tha...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L rotors VIN: 1G2WP52K72
this g/p has a rotational "knock" noise when applying brake light to med, pedal.can feel it in pedal and steering."knock"-"knock"-"knock" til stopped.i can't seem to change the frequency of noise.left inner tie rod has min play at best.looked in archives possi...
2005 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Power sliders VIN: 1GMDV33E45
The driver's side power sliding door will close all the way, and then you will hear a small noise and can see the rear of the door move out as if it is trying to open back up. When this happens, the door will not open automatically from the outside handle like...
2004 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L clutch hydralics VIN: 1G8AF52F04
i've bled this thing every way i could think of, i've had every power bleeder we have on it.but the petal never feels any better. i seem to have good pressure at slave,but looking at the bad design of the clutch hydralic system i cant see how you could ever bl...
2000 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.5L unknown VIN: 4S3BH6258Y
need help, customer complains of a noise in left upper part of dash at 65-70 mph i drove car it sounds like the old speed alarms. over 65-70 the noise is there (sounds like a buzzing relay) over 70 to 85 its constant. i checked for tsbs in alldata but nothing ...
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L No Start VIN: JT3AC12R9M
I think I have found the problem but I need a little reassurance here. Arrived on hook. Died on highway. No advance warning. Cranks well . CHECK ENGINE Lamp is OFF. All other dash lamps lit as normal. Checked for signal to coil...have 12VDC on one wire and...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4T1SK12E8S
hesitates on accel, has new cap rotor wires, coil, ignition timing 10 deg, cam timing ok, coolant sensor reads good, map sensor reads good. fuel pressure 40 to 50 psi. spray fuel at it it seems to go away. removed o2 sensor and checked for clogged exhaust. sti...
2002 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L vcs light, traction control VIN: JT3GN86R62
Vehicle has a VCS light and traction control light that stays on. Stores code C1207 Malfunction in the nuetral safety switch circuit. Tested the circuit and test said to replace Skid control module, replaced the module - no help! Replaced the nuetral safety sw...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L pressure VIN: WV2EE0704S
This van came in with a locked up compressor head like I have seen before. We replaced the compressor and drier and check the system for particals and blew through all the lines to check for blockage. There was no signs of debris in the system so we sealed it ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29M1X
This car consistently sets P0300 code and occasionally it will set a P0302 or P0303 along with it. The only problem the driver noticeses is a slightly rough idle. Monitoring O2 values and fuel trims on a dyno at cruise in shop shows the O2's going lean (.1 to ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B4Y
This vehicle runs fine, customer has no complaint. I am scanning with an OTC Genesis. I am using Mitchell, the only way I could even find this code was to perform a search and then it was listed in the 4.0L section. The code is preventing the car from passing ... Trouble codes: P1177 (Bank2 lambda correction downstream of catalyst control limit reached)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPH63B52
This vehicle keeps setting sec air low flow codes.All systems appear to be working. the air pump, relay,both sec air diverter valvs have been replaced.the control valve for the divertors functions and no leaks in the vacuum lines or the air lines. Obviously I ... Trouble codes: 17831 (secondary air flow too low bank 1), 17819 (secondary air flow too low bank 2)
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L rear calipers VIN: WVWEH93C26
Hello fellow techs, I am trying to retract the rear caliper pistons on this passat. I used our vag-com scan tool to retract the electronic parking brakes, but the pistons will not retract into the calipers. Hear an audible motor noise from calipers when activa...

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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L6S
Hello all and thank you all again... So after tapping and twisting on the PCM with no luck car ran fine then i walked away and it died again, starts right back up every time. I tested the ignition module again and again all the inputs and outputs are all there...
1993 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL1297P
this car to me from another shop that just wanted me to diag their problem. i told them they had a problem with the cam signal getting to the sensor, and it was a freyed wire. Trouble codes: P0041.
1993 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L Power Mirror VIN: 1G6EL1292P
Well guys. Looks like we have a set of faulty mirrors. We were able to remove the door panels and check both mirrors while operating switch. Customer decided the $1000 plus was too much to pay for new mirrors, so... Many thanks to the techs who took time to po...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L digital dash VIN: 1G1AY0784E
Thanks, Many of you were right on. I cleaned the connections on the two plugs and the flickering problem was still there. So I sent the dash module off for rebuid. Wayne [...]
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L charging gauge VIN: 2GTFC29K3M
i checked all grounds i installed a extra ground from the firewall to the engine, jumper from the neg battery to case of the alternator , from the pos battery to the pos terminal of the alternator ,,removed cluster installed a extra ground from the batt ton th...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L ipc VIN: 1G1JC1244T
Thanks for all the input. After rechecking all grounds for 3.5 volt on a grond at thr ipc connector, after making a few more checks nothing in the dash/raido had good ground. running a jumper to batt neg made all problems go away, took another look at batt and...
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCCS144XT
Thanks to all that replied. As it turned out the majority was right, it was the timing chain and tensioner assembly. The thing that threw me off was the fact that it would start and run(not very well), but I [...] you stay in this business long enough you will... Trouble codes: P0108.
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L bcm VIN: 2G1WF55E32
Turned out to be a BCM on this unit. I had tried the relearn proceedure a number of times but with a dead BCM there was no response to my attempts. I am going to add the response from Steve [...] here as it tells the proceedure better than I could write. Th...
1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Tachometer, Speedometer, Temperature gauge VIN: 1B4GK54R4M
thanks for your replies we replaced the instument cluster and the problem was fixed,we had tried a used one first and it was also bad,the second one fixed the problem.
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Water Pump VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
Nobody seems to be familiar with this issue except one guy in my local area. I did the same thing he did, which is to fill in the recessed area beneath the new gasket with silicone. We used o-rings around the weep holes, seated in silicone, and filled the slot...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16K62
sent truck to dealer they had truck for 2 weeks replaced pcm again still dose same thing dealer said they would replace pcm harness at 1500.00 but could be sure this would fix it customer decided that was to much for a shot in the dark fix,customer is going to... Trouble codes: P0171, P0133.
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L engine VIN: 1B3AS56C93
thanks for the replies, we found an area where the timing belt was just barely rubbing on the plastic cover behind the camshaft gear, that and some residual rubber from the old timing belt, we cleaned everything with brake cleaner, and had to grind away a smal...
1976 Ford F600 390CID Pedal height VIN: F61DVB7515
Thank You for all the replies! I bleed front to back,back to front, open bleeder pedal down, pump pedal apply and open bleeder, powerbleed/pressure bleed, vaccuum bleed, checked bleeder positions for proper location, pinched off hoses, adjusted brakes. But bef...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTEX15N8N
problem was ecm after checking all grounds ecm was removed and found to have water in it thanks to all who responded
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5143T
Well so far so good. As I said I cleaned the maf and throttle body. I cleaned the iac and carbon cleaned the intake. this seems to have solved the problem. I drove the car for a few days and the problem didn't reoccur at all. the customer is gonna let us know ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean).
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF57F8X
thanks to all for all of your great ideas, we were running the vehicle on the dyno while testing and decided to install a pressure guage in front oil reservoir,when the vehicle would act up the dash oil guage would read high normal,however the mechanical guage...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNF21F8X
after replacing 3 injectors ...cylinder 8 and 7 are fixed.. cylinder 5 compression went down just pulled the head off today cylinder wall has a grove on it waiting to see what the boss wants to do ... thanks to all that ofered help . Trouble codes: P0275 (cylinder 5 contribution/balance fault), P0281 (cylinder 7 contribution/balance fault), P0284 (clyinder 8 contribution/balance fault).
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F1Y
thank you all for the help. I took both plugs out and filled the hpop res up and cranked for about 30 secs and it finally took.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F12
Dear techs in IATN land. Sorry I've been so long closing this post. We have had quite a round with this truck. I have the truck running much better, but still have some problems yet. 2 of the replys said my problem is the rebuilt injectors and one thought it w... Trouble codes: P0773 (gear ratio 3 incorrect), P1670 (EF feedback not detected), P1247 (turbo boost pressure low), P0476 (exhaust backpressure sensor voltage), P0284 (cylinder 8 balance), P0269 (cyl 3 balance).
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L wipers VIN: 1FALPA2W23
new wiper motor and connecter installed today and its back to normal. thanks for the help.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX21PO5
Cam positions sensor replaced. That fixed it. Thanks. Trouble codes: 2291 (Injector pulse too low), 2614 (Camshaft position circuit open), 2617 (same).
1990 Geo Prizm 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK7169L
Well another problem child is gone!! Thanks to everyone that helped me out on this one. I replaced the ECT sensor just in case, bumped up the timing about 4 degrees and the car did not ping, so I was good there, but what fixed this car was a new O2 sensor!!!... Trouble codes: 12 (No RPM signal for 2 seconds).
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Diagnostic monitors VIN: 1HGCG668X1
Well this headache is over. Removed throttle body and found TPS is adjustable. Removed tamper proof screws and replaced with regular bolts. Plugged in TPS and IAC set tps to .51 volts and reassembled vehicle. Roadtested less than two miles and both EGR and O2 ...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L no communication VIN: JHMFA15896
well I sent customer to dealer. my boss didn't want to spend anymore time on the car. Most of you said it could have something to do with my scan tool software, which is what I leaning toward. will add more if I hear from the customer
1997 Hyundai Tiburon 1.8L radio VIN: KMHJG24M9V
Hi all, and thanks for the wiring diagrams. But the car was totaled the day before his appt. He was not injured. But that was probibly the best thing for that car.Way to many problems, Thanks again. Ted
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L warning lamp VIN: SAJHX1249W
This one I think is fixed. I found that when the car sat in the rain is when the problem happended. I checked all contectors and found some mositure in a multipin coonector on the drivers side. this same connector is where the lite grey wire from the alt. is ...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA14C11
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater flow VIN: SAJEA01T53
I thought I had already closed this, but just got a reminder that it was still open. Soooooo, what we did that worked from one of the suggestions is to piggyback the bad ground of the unit with the good ground on the other side, and Voila, the system works! ...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L gearbox VIN: 1J8G2E8AX4
I found a wiring fault going to the pressure sensor at back of the G/box at the main ECU on [...]/white wire and black/blue wire. I had no quality replies to help with this. It was i nightmare to fix but I guess I am to stubborn to give in.
1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L solinoid VIN: JT8BH28F8X
We pulled the pan down checked all 5 solenoids actuated them they all clicked ok we ohmed them ok we think it was a connection issue at the solenoids so we replace the filter because it was a little distortedfilled fluid road tested gave it back to the custom...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A92
Thanks for help but customer has decided to take back to dealer. No cel or pending codes. We were unable to access any misfire data with two different type of scan tools(master tech, modis). Found TSB from dealer Ref # 01-023/05 need mazda tools to access misf...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on, TAC,OIL PRES, INOP VIN: WDB1400511
Well it wound up being the DM module. We paid to go on the MB tech support line, $14 for 24 hours. On the tech line the diagrams are easy to follow and on the pin out tests they give you what reading should be at each pin. We had a tn signal going into the DM ... Trouble codes: D1, 17 (crank position sensor open short circuit), EA, 160 (engine speed rpm signal tna), TRAC (160 can bus to ea control mod n4/1 interrupted).
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8L Balance belt VIN: 4A3CF44B8P
Thank you for all the useful replies. The base issue was a water pump failure. I replaced the pump, timing belt and tensioner. The balancer belt looked good so I reinstalled it for now. I'll have the car back in a couple of weeks. I'll use your replies to remo...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L condensor fan VIN: 5N1ED28T8Y
The xtera is down the road. the lidght green with red stripe and the blue with silver both had loose terminals replaced connector all is well with the world thanks guys for the info. Tony
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3N1CB51D41
2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L fuel gauge VIN: 1N6BA06B36
I work for a Nissan dealership so this vehicle is under warrenty. Nissan is also giving the owner a full bumper to bumper warrenty till 60,000 miles for all his trouble with this issue. Well I call Nissan Tech line and they wanted me to put a fuel tank in it...
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1582032939
The replys on this older bug was fantastic, The problem with the bug lies in two places. One the fuel pressure was below specs, which I didnt know, and the techs explained how to get the correct readings. The next is the vaccum advance is bad, I cant say enoug...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L canbus-booster VIN: WVWPD63B71
Thanks to all of you who offered us help. The owner decided to get rid of this car mainly because as it turns out it also has oil sludging issues [chain started making noise and got a code for chain adjuster]. The consensus seemed to be that the ABS module was...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LZ56D1Y
This one is fixed. The problem was that the vehicle was out of gas. Thomas from nevada was right on the money. When we looked closer at the sending units, the right side seemed to have some arcing on it. Plugging the sending units in while they were out of ...
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