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2001 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Transmission VIN: JH4DC44511
Replaced transmission with salvage yard unit of same approximate mileage. Approximately one week after replacing the trans, the right axle popped out of trans causing a 'no pull' situation. Lost a little fluid. Popped axle back into trans, topped off with Hond...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L temp gauge VIN: WBAGG83491
car tow in cust said sys, failer mess. rased hood smell hot smeel rubber or wires not sure turned key on temp gauge on hot try to start no starter at all hook up scan tool to dlc no comucation found 30 amp fuse blown in Fuse Carrier, Engine Electronics alldate...
2002 BMW M5 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WBSDE93472
Hello BMW Techs: We've got an M5 with Vanos codes 114/72 Exhaust Vanos Bank 2 code 185/B9 Exhaust Vanos Bank 1 code 184/B8 Inlet Vanos Bank 1 It was suggested that we replace the Vanos and we were told we need special tools...has anyone done this job and what ...
1994 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L theft deterrent module VIN: 1G4BN52P4R
The above vehicle was brought in to us with a no crank no start condition. We diagnois it as a bad theft deterrent module . We ordered the module but can not locate module on the vehicle. We have removed the dash pad and looked in every other place that the sc...
1983 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G6AD6989D
hi, i have this cadi here with a bad hesitation. fuel pressure looks good, 6.5 psi at idle and at 2000 rpm. alldata says 5.5-6.5 at idle. map reading 2 volts at idle with 18 inch of vacuum. throttle sweep checks out good. during accel the car moves then falls ...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: W06VR52R5X
We have tried several times to install the cam gears on the camshafts and have been unable to get them to line up correctly. But since we didn't remove them we aren't sure which way the notches on the camshaft line up to the cam sprockets. The Mitchell diagram...
1986 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 2.8L Stall VIN: 1G8CT18R5G
vehicle came in for no power and stalling all times.cust complained of fuel smell all times.removed air cleaner and found one injector unplugged and bleeding fuel into intake.replaced injector.cleaned plugs due to fouling.started engine with both injectors plu... Trouble codes: 42 (est circuit)
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNFK16R6T
Help, my own truck is killing me! What started out as a very intermittent glitch that was barely noticeable has turned into cylinders misfiring and the truck still drives but is not much fun to drive anymore. I have mostly cyl. #4 misfiring but they all will d... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT13W62
truck came in with a misfire code po304. gave it a complete tune up and it returned 2 days later with same code. bulletins said possible cpi. changed the spider assembly to the newer updated version. all seemed ok at the time checked for misfire counts at idle... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2G1WH55K02
This car when driving down road and under moderate accel the car will jerk/buck. The tach drops approx 500 rpm ( I think tach is just responding to jerk ) I've monitored data with scan tool and nothing seems too stand right out. Fuel pressure is ok, good spark...
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GMDNXX3B1
this astro van came in with a no start with code p1626. ive traced the code and now consider it to be from extended cranking time.the security light does not stay on or flash either. the vehicle has good spark and injector pulse, balance test showed injectors ... Trouble codes: P1626
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L vehicle is possibly in reduced power mode, but does not show on display VIN: 1GNEC13V34
need to know if anyone has dealth with such a problem, as mentioned in the repair history?
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L engine VIN: 1C3EL55U11
Hello all, This is my second sebring 2.7 in the past three monthes. I have learned my lesson and will stay away from these engines in the furture. This one is tough, I sold it to the customer 2 months ago, nice clean good running car. Came back twice, once for...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AG52H02
Thanks for your time,third shop to get this car,and its still not fixed.Problem is engine misfires under a load,it idles good and has plenty of power at higher rpms()2500).If you ease into the throttle it will pick-up and run fine,but with a quick snap it bogs... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, shutters(misfire?) VIN: 3B7NC33C4T
This vehicle was a no start. After replacing the transfer pump and bled fuel system, the vehicle started. Then the customer told me that this Truck had a problem with the engine cutting out under hard acceleration and has white smoke coming out the exhaust. My...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Hesitation, will not accelerate past Idle VIN: 1B7KF23621
Hello, I have a Ram truck that wont accelerate when cold. The enigne will idle fine and starts fine. then when starting to accel the truck will stay just above Idle. This happens when the code P0216 sets. After warming up a bit the truck is fine and no more co... Trouble codes: P0216 (Injection Pump Timing Error)
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L drive axle VIN: 1B3EJ46X0Y
After doing all this front end work I recommended that the customer has the alignment adjusted so the tires will wear even.The vehicle drives straight and there is no drifting but the tires were showing uneven wear before work was done.All the ball joints had ...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2B7JB21Z42
this problem only happens when cold--- when i first duplicated the problem van ran rough(missing) and would not idle unless given acceleration. propane enrichment(no change). fuel pressure and quality good. no codes. after sitting an hour then the vehicle star...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L coolingsystem VIN: 1D7HU18Z12
Truck came in for overheating problem when going up hill or towing,pulled thermostat and checked ok,replaced with new one anyway.Block tested cooling system,negative.Checked radiator flow,looked to be flowing slow so drained coolant and ran air trough radiator...
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Starter, PCM, TCM, Power Windows VIN: 1D4HB48D84
Please Help. I'm about to light a match under this thing & let the insurance figgure things out. I have this 2004 Durango 4x4 5.7L Hemi. Customer got up this morning, rolled down his window, tried to start the vehicle & it would not start. Now I have this P...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L extended crank time VIN: 1FMZU34X9X
This truck came to me after being at 2 previous shops. It has an extended crank time, sometimes if left long enough will take 20 seconds to start. The fuel pressure drops off fairly rapidly. If I jumper the fuel pump relay it will start instantly. once running...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Reverse VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
We have a problem with this Windstar when it gets warm. After driving 20 - 30 miles, if you stop and put it into reverse it engages, and then there is a double clunk, almost like 2 more engagements. Watching MLPS on Modis shows no change in switch state. There...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L battery light on dash VIN: 3FAFP11361
red battery warning light on intermittently, while driving light was on at cruise, out at idle, then out all the time. Alt tested no output at idle in shop, but would start charging after accel to 2000 rpm. Then no charge after shutoff and restart. Very interm...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP55U22
This vehicle came in with a chirping noise complaint coming from the engine compartment. Upon initial inspection it sounded just like a belt chirp. The only issue was that it sounded like the noise was coming from the opposite side of the engine. (the rear of ...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU93193
Hi folks I have this Escape with two dead cylinder, 4 and 6. I found one other post that had the same problem as I. to me, it sounded like the upper intake was leaking so I replaced the upper and lower intake gaskets. While I had the intake off I started the t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304 (Misfire cyl 4), P0306 (Misfire cyl 6), P0316 (Misfire occurred in first 1000 rpm)
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L33
OK, guys, bear with me. This is going to be long, and I feel like it's going to be a no-brainer for you guys, but I seem to have lost my brain on this one. E250 van came in a few weeks back, multi-cyl misfires, rough idle. Over 100K, so I installed plugs and d... Trouble codes: P0306, P0316
2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SLT 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTHC33F4Y
Thanks for looking. I have this truck eating my lunch. The thing I noticed is my control signal(green wire) is nice and square while running. Signal drops and engine dies immediatley. I loose the closure signal. I get a pulse from the green wire while cranking...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Engine cooling fan VIN: 1HGCG165XW
Tested cooling fan timer, can not get power to plain white wire. The wire is the feed to control timer coming from fuse #58 (20A),I don't were the connector is for the white at interior bulkhead. Please Help.
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5647W
The engine just got replaced at another shop. now we have code p1382. i disconnected the ecm and Ohmed the cyp wires (29 &30) and i got 1090 ohms. the specs are 800 to 1500 ohms. i cleared the code but it comes right back so i swapped the distributor with anot... Trouble codes: P1382
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3253X
this car came in with the check engine light on and only the p0401 was set, removed the egr valve and sprayed the port with carb. cleaner; turned the car on and sprayed some more to make sure the port is open and clean, then installed the new egr valve. i test... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow detected)
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1HGCM72683
Good Afternoon, This car has a shimmy on acceleration, goes completely away when you let off the accelerator. Tires have been replaced. The right axle has allot of lateral movement while running the car on the lift, and the right axle flange seal (at trans) a...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L cant pump fuel VIN: 2HKYF18514
customers complaint: can't pump fuel into vehicle most of times.pump handle just clicks after a few seconds. tech tested vehicle from alldata and mitchell under symtoms, test said to remove hose from roll over valve,and see if fuel comes out replace rollover v...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L cyl 7and8 VIN: 1J4G248N5Y
this car came from a used car lot they got it at auction then they took it to hoover jeep to have it diagnosed . hoover jeep told them all 8 injectors need to be replaced we got car here and found 7 and 8 cylinders were missing . we checked compression and tes...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L blower fan VIN: KNDJA7228Y
One of our other techs installed a heater core and after his looking for a day the boss called me to come look. I am retired most of the time. My problem is I cannot find the A/C relay. Looking at MOD they say it is right side of dash and the locater showed it...
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KNDUP13155
Hi Group, This KIA van has low power at higher rpm's. I checked exhaust backpressure, fuel delivery and the maf sensor, all tested good. I verified the crank pulley said 0 when at tdc, then checked ignition timing. Initial timing is 0 degrees, when revved up ...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L speed control VIN: 1LNHM87A13
this car is a used car that was purchased at dallas auto auction, very clean car has not had any apparent body damage. Had code for anti-lock brake code when received , was easy repaired with left front wheel speed sensor. Car was sold & at that time cruise no...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L No Power VIN: WDBCB25D0G
Hi MB Techs, I bought this car last year and it is in a very good condition. It had this problem since I bought it. It starts with no problem in the morning, it does not matter how cold it is but throws puff of black smoke when you start it. It does not seem ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Unknown VIN: WDBBA48D6H
Good Day Group, I have 2 problems with this car. The main air intake flaps do not open & the auxiliary water pump runs constantly until the Off button is pushed. I installed a substitute P/B unit & the flaps worked & the recirc. switch worked them also. Afte...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L airbag srs
thanks in advance for reading,i have this benz with a srs light on i have retreived codes but i cant find any information on these codes i have tried mitchell and alldata my codes are b107c,b107a,b1075,b1003.are these codes pointing in a direction to test.and ...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Forward gears VIN: 4A3AA36G0Y
Costomer stated that while driving there was a loud BANG, that shook the vehicle and then vehicle had a lack of power. SES light on with code P1751- A/T Control Relay Malfunction. Found that trans is stuck in 3rd gear. Manually shifting it makes no difference....
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L compressor VIN: 4A3AC54H32
vehicle came in with an inop a/c. replaced faulty compressor with reman. replaced condenser. evacuate and recharge. ice cold everything seemed ok. came back a couple of days later cust said it works sometimes but cuts out while driving. found that at idle it w...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Starting VIN: JA3AJ86E22
I have a mitsu driving me up a wall. The complaint on this vehicle is a simple dead battery after sitting overnight. The customer claims to have jump started vehicle as much as 4 times in a week. When I took the vehicle in I assumed a simple drain or a bad bat...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18U85
Need some help with this Nissan Pathfinder that has a light on. The code is a P0011 ivt control problem. Nissan has a TSB on the intake valve timing soleniod and it was replaced also with the cam sensor on bank 1. When you start the vehicle the timing on bank ... Trouble codes: P0011
1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass 7.5L brake pedal VIN: 3J57K5M296
This car was brought to us to get running after a restoration. We have bled the brakes and get a strong stream of fluid at all 4 wheels using a power bleeder. When you step on the pedal only the front brakes apply. The pedal is hard as a rock and will barely k...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L alternator VIN: 1G3WX52H3C
wondering if there is a trick to getting the alt out on a 3.5 intrigue thanks guys
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L theft system VIN: 1G3NL52T9Y
The car had an intermittent no start that happend pretty regular, fuel disable codes were stored in the pcm. I replaced and reprogrammed the passloc sensor and it worked great i cranked it up at least 30 times in a row and it never went into security once. the...
1988 Pontiac Fiero Sport 2.8L lock up VIN: 1G2PE1196J
This car originally came in for a die at stops. Found TCC solenoid sticking. Simple fix. Customer returned saying that it is not going into lock up. Test drove and verified. Checked power and gound to solenoid good. Replaced solenoid again, still same problem....
1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, RUNS TOO HOT W/AC VIN: WP0AA0912C
this 911sc gets real hot after about 20 minutes of driving in summer heat with the ac on, typically i've seen these cars run around 200 to 220 degrees under these conditions, air cooled engine and all, but this car is getting around 260 to 280 degrees at the e...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED49Z22
I only have OBD 2 capabilities for this vehicle. I have tested the wiring between the ECM and the O2 harness connector as well as the wiring from the J17 connector. There is no problem that I can find. The O2 was replaced with OEM. There is no exhaust leak. An... Trouble codes: 1137 (Rear O2 reading low voltage)
2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Compressor VIN: 1G8AN12F94
System is full to spec, replaced burned ac clutch fuse, when AC is selected, compressor clutch engages for one second, then off for 3-4 seconds, then engages/disengages again. Also turns on the SES light, producing a code PO700, trans control system fault. Any...
1993 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Master Cylinder VIN: JT4VN93GXP
Hi All! I have a problem where while driving, as I apply the brakes, in a very gentle, light foot pressure fashion, the brake pedal will go to the floor and then I feel a pressure pushing back against my foot just before the truck stops. I changed the MC with...
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Noise VIN: JT3DJ81W9S
Hi: I have a 1995 Landcruiser that makes a whistling sound on the highway at 40 mph, it then dissapears and reappears at 60 mph. It sounds like air noise from the roof rack. I removed the rack, aftermarket sunroof deflector and taped up all window seals and it...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L ac switch VIN: 4T1BF22K2Y
hope someone has seen this and fixed it---every year when it gets hot for the last three years-this gal brings in her celica because the AC stops working and every year it turns out to be a bad switch-the first time the ac quit on her she took it to the dealer...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF28B21
This car will apply the abs brakes about any time it wants to. And then the vsc light will come on and stay on untill you cycle the ignition switch. But this only happens very rarely, Has anyone seen this type of problem??? I have replaced the rear wheel speed...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Engine VIN: 4T1BE32K24
The Camry has been to three different shops which includes the dealership, I have connected the MODIS to the vehicle to check for codes po120 and p0010 appear. The timing solenoid checks out at the harness side from computer to solenoid. The vehicle will start...
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.1L oil light-buzzer VIN: WV2YB0256M
Please for the love of god-help me on this one. This vanagon got towed up to us and the service writer wrote up the ticket as "tow drivers states needs waterpump" Ok so I drive it into the shop and the coolant light is flashing-no noise from waterpump-check fo...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C4Y
hello vw techs i nedd to know if the sec/air pump can cause a p0102 Trouble codes: P0102, P0411
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, run circuit issue? VIN: 3VWCK21C42
This vehicle had been driven in with a complaint of no start issues from time to time. I had experienced this problem 2 times since it has been left here. The first time this happened the ignition had been turned to run and nothing lit up on the dash and no ke...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L a/c compressor VIN: 3VWSP69M42
Hello to all you VW techs out there, this car came in with the customer complaint of the cooling fans always running and the a/c inop. We tore the dash apart to get to the ac controls to back probe and check for power and ground and it seems fine in that aspec...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWWH63B33
This car is setting a code 16825, canister purge valve. Flow chart has us measuring resistance of valve, checking wiring and if all are fine, replace ECM. We don't work on many VW's and wonder if this is a common problem or do these valves fail regularly? Resi... Trouble codes: 16825 (Canister purge valve)

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Popping noise VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Well this one got a little deeper. After replacing the disa valve that almost everyone said was the problem but it made no difference. I finally decided to remove the valve cover for inspection and when I got it off the engine was completly full of sludge and ... Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfire), 0301 (1 misfire), 0302 (2 misfire), 0304 (4 misfire), 0306 (6 misfire), 1520.
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L compressor VIN: WBABS334XI
To all the helpfull guys out there that reply to our problem Thank you for all your time. Finally after we got a hint that the lower pressurehose could be colapsed we just order a new one to try. And this was a perfect trouble shot :) The ac work perfect after...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Blower Final Stage VIN: WBAAV53431
Thank you for all replies. As so many indicated the unit was hidden at left side of right foot-well behind the actuator (stepper motor) for the heater box door. It has two screws and it can be pulled out after removing the air duct and the actuator. The ...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABN33411
Thanks for the leads guys. I went to his house while it did not start and it had CAN communication issues. I cleaned the connections at the DME and it fired up. It has been gone a few weeks now. No problems yet, anyway...
1982 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L long block VIN: 1G6ADZ34C4
As most of you noted, nobody wants to touch this engine. 3 national rebuilders and 1 local machine shop refused to touch it. 1 person suggested an older cast iron engine and 1 stated to convert to a 4.9. after discussion with my customer, they decided to scrap...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Engine VIN: 1G6KD54Y52
Thanks for your tips and leads, which lead to various problems the vehicle had that lead to the repair.
1957 Chevrolet corvette 283CID slip yoke VIN: 1234657891
Replies said that the snap ring shouldn't be there. Removed and now slipyoke slides in all the way. Thanks for the help.
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WL54T9L
First of all I'd like to thank everyone for their help. The problem turned out to be 2 shorted injectors. Replaced the two bad injectors and the car runs great now! Trouble codes: 33 (MAP Sensor high voltage/ low vac.).
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GNCS13X84
many thanks to all who contributed to my delemma, finally hit the nail on the head: per Mr. Banaszaks suggestion, checked for secondary issues: found ac compressor clutch my demon, did fuel mileage check with ac on and then without:11.7 mph with ac on--- 18.5...
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC52F55
Gordan & Patrick where right on track. Just had to go into Alldata and follow relearn procedure. Which is #1 turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF. #2 Attempt to start the engine, then release the key to ON, vehicle will not start. #3 Obvserve the SECURI... Trouble codes: P1630 (Theft deterrent lean mode active), U1000 (Loss of Serial communication for class 2), U1008, B2707 (Gearshift unlock circuit low), B2960 (Passlock cylinder data incorrent).
2001 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L timing VIN: 2C3HP46R11
Thanks for all the input. here is what we found... We tore it down, again, and found it jumped time at the crank gear. We ordered the updated timing gears and guides, and had to swap out the waterpump in order to do this chain. We also cranked the engine, a...
1988 Dodge Aries LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1B3BD49DXJ
Thanks for the replies guys. I suspected the wiring problem and upon deeper inspection I found that the insulation had fallen off and was allowing the shorting of the idle air control. The insulation was broken along the loom that lays at the back of the valve...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W6T
Thanks for the replies. most were looking at the control relay and iac motor which are common problems. the car would start every time. YOu just had to wait 5 or 6 seconds after turning key on or cranking. ended up being a bad ecm. Sister network identifix nai...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L drivability VIN: 1FALP53S5V
The orig wtr pmp had no bearing wear or slop but fins on impeller were about wore off. just enuf flow to idle and rev in lot, but as soon as you drove it would overheat
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRE1426W
Many thanks to all the technicians that answered my question.The EGR ports were all pretty much plugged except cyl.#3 causing a misfire on Cyl.#3 when the egr opened.I removed the upper intake and cleaned all the EGR ports and she runs perfectly.It sure is ni... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cylinder 3).
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L noise VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
Low and behold the airbag light was inop due to a missing bulb. This vehicle was bought about 2 months ago. Long story short replaced bulb beeping is gone. Required repair of air bag system to get light off.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73W82
Thanks to all who responded. We resorted to replacing the coils 2 at a time and on the third try we had eliminated our highway speed missfire. The stalling problem was also cured. We are thinking the pcm driver may have been shutting down from overload because... Trouble codes: 1336 (crank sensor circuit).
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDWE35F43
thanks everyone for help the fan clutch had to be remove counterclockwise
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK66U42
Thank you for all of the replies. Our problem turned out to be the alternator, which must have gotten shorted during the big splash. We found if we unplugged it, the live data readings settled down to plausible figures and communication with the scan tool wa... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22551
replaced evap canister cleared codes and reset monitors,returned vehicle to customer thanks for all your help Trouble codes: P1457 (EVAP Leakage).
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S34
thanks to all who replied.it was the crank sensor. replaced new one with another new part and the car fired up.thanks again for your replies Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft position sensor circuit).
2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Pwr Steering Line VIN: JALC4B146Y
Pressure lines were very long and went from one side of the vehicle to the other. Got company to leave truck long enough to repair properly with OEM lines for pressure and return. Thanks to all that responded.
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Always on VIN: SAJDA42C31
All the replies agreed that the most likely cause of the fans running excessively would be either a water pump or a thermostat. The customer reported a water [pump replacement done recently in miles, although more than a year ago, just before the warranty expi...
2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L speedo inop VIN: 1J4GK48K25
thanks to all who took time to help! the problem ended up being the cluster..during the actuator test all gauges should sweep all the way at 1/4 intervals. this one did not. all speed sensors were func. ok. the customer ended up telling me that her brother was...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNDUP13184
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L vent temperature VIN: WDBCA45E3M
I really appreciate the input from all eight of you guys. The problem ended up being the recirculation door vacuum cells behind the passenger airbag were leaking. I ended up finding both vacuum hoses from the solenoid assemblies were plugged at another facilit...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L gas guage VIN: 4A3AA46G93
It was the gas gauge I replaced the cluster and the gas gauge works great thanks
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Theftloc 2 VIN: 1G3NL52T9Y
reprogrammed bmc to learn data from the new sensor. worked fine cranked up and ran 30 times in a row never hiccupped once. owner drove for one day now it is on its way back with a no start (Crank then cut off)
1982 Other European SILVER SPUR 412CID Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SCAZN42A6C
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 3G7DB03E12
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L convertible top VIN: WP0CA2983X
The relay was ordered for the wrong year model. It has an extra pin (#24) was causing a voltage feedback to the switch inputs. So you would have bat. voltage when required but in the open positions the micro switches would read 1.1v. This apparently would not ...
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65552
found the purge solenoid under the intake had previously been broken and had a plastic straw stuffed into the broken vac. port and slid back together. the straw had finally kinked causing the valve to act plugged. gotta love em. Trouble codes: P0442 (small leak).
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L VSC Light VIN: JTEHF21AX2
Once again I.A.T.N. saved our shop.After reading all your replies and digging in "referance" matrial I agreed that re-calibrating the YAW rate sensor would fix this vehicle. We updated our Mastertech. We scheduled the vehicle in and re-set the YAW rate, it is ...
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L rear tow VIN: JTDKB20U55
thanx to all replies we are putting in the plastic shims in the spindle backing plate bolts that seems like the only way thanx again
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L pressure VIN: WV2EE0704S
I want to start by giving a big thanks to all the guys who helped me out on this one. Every time I post a VW I get great responses and advice. This one was my own oversight because I thought I heard the condenser fans kicking on but I forgot that it had a sec...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Low coolant indicator light VIN: YV1LS5714S
Hello Everyone, The help here is worth more than any tool out there.The customer returned Monday we installed the reservoir(Volvo part)The light went out permanently and all is well again. P.S. Do not attempt to clean the resivior--This one was a diffe...
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