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1996 Acura RL 3.5L speedo/ odom VIN: JH4KA9650T
a big hello to all fellow techs. i have a no speedo/ odometer problem on an Acura. i believe i have checked all the relative areas and i am leaning toward a faulty head unit or the wiring up to it.However being the first to admit i dont know it all, one of you...
1992 BMW 750iL 5.0L Alternator VIN: WBAGC8312N
I have very little experiance with BMW's, I'm hoping that someone else has seen this before and can guild me in a direction.
2001 BMW 330xi 3.0L cyl head VIN: WBAB33GS01
To all BMW techs, I have a customer who thought it would be a good idea to try and replace his own head gasket.. Now me being in Canada I am unable to purchase time on BMW's tech site.. I also have a lack of info from mitchell, and alldata. Now since I didn't ...
1987 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L instrument cluster VIN: 1G1YY3182H
It seems this is our week for blown bulbs in the instrument cluster. NOBODY locally seems to be able to find us the four little bulbs that illuminate the cluster on this '87 Vette. Jim Kidd Service Manager
1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 2.8L engine VIN: 1GNCT18R6J
hi I change the engine for a rebuilt one from a rebuilt shop.ihave got no vacum leak,collant sensor new, iac new, ignition module in distributor new, batterie new, starter rebuilt good power and good grownd. when engine is at normal temp, i turn the steering ...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L ABS Module VIN: 1GNDT13W0V
Vehicle came in with codes C0261, right front wheel speed sensor or circuit. C0265 ECU malfunction. Cleaned the ground for the front speed sensor and fixed that. When checking for C0265, there was only 4 volts going to the ABS unit. Replaced the connector at t...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L abs VIN: 2G1WW12M9X
abs is activating on normal stops at hyway speeds there are no codes present and all speed sensers apaer to be reading the same acording to snap on scanner
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L blend door VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
Vehicle came in for climate control stuck on constant heat, found actuator reciving constant signal to go to full heat, Even in manual mode can not change actuator function, tested all temp sensors, power wire and grounds to actuator, even plugged in known goo...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCDM19WXX
Vehicle has poor fuel economy, surge when driving. misfire at times. can not get the service lite to come on even tho unplug all sensors. problem occurs at anytime, hot or cold. problem intermittently. replaced .. fuel pump it fail prussure test, fuel filter...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19W1X
This truck is sluggish on accel. and misfires at cruise. Iv removed the fuel pump there was slimmy darkgreen stuff on the filter of the pump so I replaced fuel pump and cleaned gas tank. Truck still has 50 psi of fuel pressure at fuelrail and 65 psi at the lin... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L wipers VIN: 2G1WF55E7Y
The wipers will work on low or high intermittently but will not work in delay mode. When the wipers do not work the wiper motor will make a "hum" noise. Sometimes when in high or low mode they will stop at any location, and sometime when shut off the wipers wi...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: 2GCEC19W82
Came in with hard to start when sets overnightWhen I first checked it had codes for #5 & #6 mis-fire. We cleaned plugs & replaced wire set, Started & ran good with no miss. Let it set overnight & was hard to start when cold, but after start up it ran ok. On ro... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Windshield wipers VIN: 1GCEK19T24
Tranny guy trying to pay the rent here. Customer states that he can be driving down the road and the wipers will just come on. Has not happened to me. I have Shop Key, checked TSBs and found none. Wanted to check grounds but I am having trouble finding them. S...
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start, no spark or injector pulse VIN: 2G1WF52E05
this car came on a hook customer said tha the day before if had stalled on him, hard but it restarted,took it home,next morning it woud not start. Checked,no spark and no injector pulse.crank and cam sensor had good signal so I checked igition module with vant...
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L no crank VIN: 1GNDV23L16
Customer stated vehicle will not crank over after she has driven it and stops to go in store. She states it always starts fine in the morning when the vehicle is still cool. We found the vehicle does start fine after it has been sitting. Once it is heated up i... Trouble codes: U1000 (Class two serial communication error)
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Anti Theft VIN: 1C3EJ56H4S
So this vehicle came into our shop with a no start condition. We narrowed down the possibilities to a faulty distributor. About 1 week later it came back again with a no start condition. We found the crank sensor to be out of spec as it had coded up. We change...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L abs system VIN: 2C4GP44RX5
good morning guys and gals, the vehicle came in for abs light on, found two codes for rr speed sensor. tested sensor found resistance to be open and not reading mph signal thru scanner.replace sensor now i have a signal reading but will spike high 90 percent o...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP25R02
I have spent a lot of time checking MAP sensor voltages and road testing.The van jerks and surges and seems to be miss firing, however I do not get any miss fire information.MAP voltage has been OK ,I also ran a new ground wire from the MAP sensor to the PCM.I... Trouble codes: P0107 (map voltage low)
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L transmission VIN: 3D7MU48C03
please help I've got this dodge truck here that is in limp home mode 2nd gear, pcm is not grounding transmission relay,relay has constant & ign voltage 12.5 volts to it traced back trans relay control circut back to pcm .7 ohms on control wire. I also noticed ...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L front control module VIN: 1D8HB48N45
OK , we had a 05 dodge durango brought to us from a local car lot. The previous shop had removed some modules off this vehicle to try to repair another 05 Durango. They did repair the other vehicle but at the expense of this one. supposedly! The other vehicle ...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L engine VIN: 1FALP5748R
Good day. We replaced head gaskets on this Taurus 2 months ago. When it came in for the first time, the vehicle was blowing heavy white smoke out the tailpipe, engine oil milky, poor heat. Tested coolant for hydrocarbons, tested positive. Everything indicated ...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR11X0Y
ihave 2 questions on this ranger. it has a code p0443. i have checked resistance on the purge valve and it is within specs. i then powered up the solenoid with jumper wires and it opened and closed fine about a dozen times. my 1st question is this: is there a ... Trouble codes: P0443
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L fuel guage VIN: 2FMZA5145W
the fuel guage reads full most of the time, at times it read correct. when tank is low enough to turn on light it will register it most of the time. i removed tank sending unit and ohmed it,ok. help!
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5826Y
this car came in last week with a fast idle. replaced the iac and customer returned this week after mil came back on. but these are different codes. i have a few hours into this car and i am posting this to see if there is maybe something simple i am overlooki... Trouble codes: B1318 (battery voltage low), B2425 (remote keyless out of sync)
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on, lean code VIN: 1FTYR14V71
please help i have a 171,174 lean code and it will notgo away with typical cleaning and repair any all vacuum leaks truck has high long term trim and will not clear its self without batt disconnect. to correct stays away for about 2 months after long term trim... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 174 (lean)
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Anti-theft VIN: 1FAFP33P12
this car came to me the other day and it customer said it has a no crank no start issue.one thing i noticed was the odometer did not show the current mileage just (---) and now (currently)it shows the mileage, so the first thing i did is test the starter and i...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Electronic VIN: 2FMZA50432
Customer brought car in complaining of erratic speedo. When driving above 50 mph the speedo will dance all over the place. Under 50 it works fine. Performed instrument cluster koeo test which sweeps speedo and it swept fine. Pulled abs codes which had a list o...
2003 Ford Mustang Mach I 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP42R23
Hi All, I got a bad headache in the form of a red mach 1 mustang. Customer brought me the car because it was hard to start in the morning (long crank time) and he could only get it started with ether. After the car started it would be fine for the rest of the...
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1FTYR10U65
Does anybody have a source (besides the dealer) for the little $20 bulbs-sockets that illuminate the intrument cluster on a Ford Ranger? Jim Kidd Service Manager
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Stall, low idle speed VIN: 1F34MOL459
hi all, this came to us with a complaint that it will stall when rear ac is turned on. i went to get it to have it start and stall right out. did that few times and then i gave it a little throttle just to keep it going and got it back to the shop where it ran... Trouble codes: P0505
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L can network VIN: 1FTDTAURUS
Attention Ford techs: I have a 06 Taurus with a CAN issue. The vin i entered is not correct, I am not with the vehicle at this time. The car was in a wreck and the left front got smashed. The body shop replaced the wiring harness that goes to the ext relay box...
1995 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBE1367V
Hello members!! I have a real stumper here. First time posting so bear with me. This 1995 Geo Tracker 1.6l automatic 4 wheel drive will not start. I have good fuel pressure and spark, but no injector break. We had the computer sent out to world auto parts for ...
1994 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation, rich on start up VIN: 1GKEC164KR
Hello to all once again. We have this GMC Suburban in the shop that is driving us nuts. On cold or cool starts it runs real rich if you tips into the gas. Black smoke coming out of exaust. We have checked and swaped (at customers request he has two of them) ma...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W6Y
I have done the basic tune-up (plugs-wires-cap-rotor) replaced injectors, TPS , IAC , replaced fuel filter. Vehicle stalls, seems to be getting to much gas at idle, when cold. Once warmed up, vehicle does not respond to acceleration, stubbles, falls flat, and...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L temp at vents VIN: 2GTEC19X53
with ac on first start the truck will blow out cold air.after a 1or2 minutes it will start to blow hot air out the drivers side and middle vents.passenger side 2 vents stay blowing cold air.hope someone has run into this before.thanks for any help you can give...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58V7V
I have this vehicle in for a code P0300. When vehicle goes into closed loop the short term fuel trim shoots up to -68 and the longterm follows to -28.9. it continues until it reset to 0 which is when it surges and then idles up and then it starts to climb agai... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L compressor VIN: JNKCV54E03
hi infinity techs i am stuck with this one hook up a/c machine got wrong readings suck old gas out vac & recharge system still same install new compressor & dryer no change all same i think maybe clean system flush lines & condenser i will try this tomorrow bu...
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2DM58W53
THIS VEHICLE HAD A NOTICEABLE (Noisy leak - No check engine light)VACUUM LEAK A MONTH PRIOR. WE HAD REPLACED UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET AND INJECTOR O-RINGS. === VEHICLE COMES BACK A MONTH LATER WITH CODES P0300-P1312 & P1626.WHEN DUPLICATING MISFIRE PROBLEM... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P1312 (ignition current sense system sec.line2), P1626 (unknown -- immobilizer system)
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D9Y
Code P0065 - Air assisted injection fault. I can't find much in Alldata about this one. The code will return about a day after clearing. No drivability faults are present - It drives well. I was hoping someone has had experience with this code. Thanks.
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Power Seat VIN: SAJDA14C31
This vehicle's driver's seat will try to crush you against the steering wheel when you shut it down, pull the key and try to get out, other times it will want to go back like it's nap time. I went through and programmed both of the end points of all of the mov...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJEA51C62
terrible hesitation upon acceleration due to misfires of cyl. 1 3&5. replaced fuel filt. that was stopped up, air filt. that was dirty and spark plugs that looked good (al 6 looked good). car runs good as long as you drive gently but on heavy or simi heavy acc... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple misfire detected), P0301 (cyl. 1 misfire detected), P0303 (cyl. 3), P0305 (cyl. 5), P1313 (manufacture controlled ign. system or misfire)
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S71
The check engine lamp comes on and the fault code p0118 comes up. I cleared the fault and it was back the next day. I then checked th plug connection to the temp sensor and it appeared ok. I then replaced the coolant temp sensor at the frt of the cyl head area... Trouble codes: P0118
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JYHBA30GX4
car came in orig. for p0136, o2 b1 s2 curcuit malf. monitored sensor and found volts sstaying at 0.015v. o2 b2s2 reading 0.700. figured had bad o2 so replaced, cleared code and sent on its way. car came back 2 days later with same code,now has code for #3 & 5 ... Trouble codes: P0136, P0303, P0305
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Accessories VIN: 5LMEU88H34
All problems started at same time. 1. Tire pressure light on and all read exact same pressure. 2. Airbag light is intermittant. 3. Driver seat adjustment does not work. 4. Ac set to specific temperature and working fine will intermittantly go to 93*F even thou...
1995 Mazda B2300 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, no mil lite ever VIN: 4F4CR12AXS
when starting up it has no idle,if you hold accelerator slightly the idle is like a 2 cyl popping john deere,if I accelerate hard the engine will rev and hit the rpm limiter starts up everytime like suppose to but dies out right away. I removed catalytic conve... Trouble codes: P0603, P1124
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Vent control VIN: F7WF169179
Customer returned after a few days and stated the A/C quit blowing out the center vents. Air only came out the side vents and the defrost. Even when you have it set at "LO" temp. The A/C is blowing cold, about 45 degrees. After a while the side vents closed a...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L starter,engine ,gearlever VIN: WDB2030000
This vehicle intermittently does not crank(no start).We checked for voltage to starter solenoid switching terminal and there is no voltage when problem occurs. What I also found is that when car does not start the gearlever does NOT go out of park! I am sure t...
1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2MECM75F4M
Vehicle is idling like it has a vacuum leak(surging and running rough) but is running rich to the point where it is blowing black soot out of the tail pipe and fouling all 8 spark plugs with soot. I have replaced the EGR, MAP,IAC,and computer temp sensor. The ...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1ZWFT61L71
Vehicle came in with noise in air filter box at just off of idle. Pinched hose from intake snorkle to IAC, noise went away. Cleaned IAC passages and IAC. No change. During compression test, all cylinders looked normal except for #3. Compression would go to 145...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L t-case VIN: JNBDR09Y92
willnot come out of 4wd without jouncing the truck. fluid level is good all tires are the same and even p.s.i. 4wd is used on a regular basis and just started with this symptom.
1989 Pontiac Firebird 5.0L Starting VIN: 1G3K28RS55
Hello and sorry for the bogus VIN. I am at posting from home about the Firebird that came in for a no-crank. I quickly realized that this car was not recieving a starter signal, and when applying 12 volts to the small purple signal wire, the engine turned over...
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS5ED58E01
This car will illuminate the CEL when the fuel tank is near empty.She says that within a few miles of a tank re-fill the CEL will go out.She filled it last night and this morning I scanned it and the ECU memory showed no codes.Has anyone seen this issue? Trouble codes: P00, 455
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Door Locks VIN: 4T1BF22K5V
Well, I am getting buried in this one. With key on door will lock properly. Key can be in Acc or Running with engine of or Running with engine on. Turn key off and it unlocks. With key off there is no power of any kind at the master switch. I suspect that is n...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Rear Shoes/Drums VIN: JT3HN86R0V
Hey Toyota Gurus, took in this 97 4Runner with leaking rear axle seals and set out to replace them as Ive done numerous times before. This time however, after doing the job and test driving, the rear brakes nearly lock up causing overheating. Ive inspected the...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L head lights VIN: JTL00LT892
Car has flip up head lights,NOTHIN happens when turning on head ligts.But if u hold high beam switch through blinker switch they pop up and lights are on.Let of high beam swutch 3 seconds later they go out then flip back down.Has anyone seen this before,Any he...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVE63B54
hi guys i got this vw turbo diesel came in with check engine is on code p16486 & p16683 not enough power a black smoke from the tail pipe runs fine at idle. we replace new turbo,mass air flow sensor, boost pressure reg valve remove intake & egr valve to clean ... Trouble codes: 16486 (mass air flow signal too low), 16683 (boost pressure regulation range not reached)
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L headlights VIN: YV1RS61R62
when vehicle is started intermitantly the low beams are inop with a message of headlamp failure, they will start working and lamp fail indicator goes out, replaced low beam headlamp relay problem still intermitant

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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Lateral Acceleration VIN: TRUTX28N11
Many thanks to the quick reply from Jake from Nevada (see post #1 related to this problem). We had to first replace the defective lateral acceleration sensor (G200) and then do the zero procedure as was given to us by Jake. It also appears this had nothi...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspention VIN: WAUYP64B11
Thanks to all who took there time to reply. I check power and grounds to the module and all is ok so suspect it needs a module. However the customer does'nt know if he wants to fix it. It looks like it going to be an exspensive repair. as it will also need s...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63432
we sent the car to the dealer they verified that the first code was a internal fault code for the valvetronic computer they replaced and programed the new computer and all is well thanks for all the help that was sent to us Trouble codes: 285F (VVT Internal Fault Control Unit Bank 2), 2865 (VVT Power Limitation in Limp Home Operation Mode).
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Drivers Vents VIN: 1G4CW52KXY
Thanks for the info guys! Did an Evac. & recharge... All is well
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Accessories VIN: 3G5DA03E73
Another nightmare fixed! - After finding the short that pops the fuse(see the update section below), we then found 2 light sockets that were wired wrong, which kept our interior lights on dim. How this happened we dont know. After all - it is a repo! Thanks f...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L blown head gasket
Thanks to Neil for the help and Bill and everyone else who even answered. I dropped the subframe to put it back together. This is the only way to do it. I changed the cap and rotor, wires, plugs, radiator also, So I did more than average. you can do it in the ...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCCS1948W
well as the story goes DON"T OVER ANALYZE THINGS !!! ran truck on the motor vac machine this morning to eliminate fuel system.. truck still ran the same with no change...sooooo i increased the pressure on the motorvac to 80 psi and the front o2 only raised to ...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBJC34R3Y
I want too thank everyone for your help. Rule #1: "If it has electronic aftermarket equipment remove from system before perfoming any tests!" Rule #2: See Rule #1. I disconnected the propane controller and all readings came within spec. Truck ran great with o... Trouble codes: P0123.
2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L serpentine belt VIN: 1GCDM19X64
2004 Chevrolet C6500 Kodiak C6C042 7.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJ6C1C04
First of all I would like to thank all of you for your help.I receved a lost of infomation on how this system works,but most of all special thanks to JOE from Californa,THOMAS from Illinois on leading me in the right direction and giving me a phone number to c...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L compressor
Thanks to all that replied. We found that the ambient air temperature sensor was completely unplugged. After looking closely at the front of the vehicle, we noticed that it had some fresh paint work on it, and apparently the sensor hadn't been plugged in ...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26G2N
First ; thank you to Sandor, Wade, Anthony, Jim, Peter, for taking time to reply. Secondly; it took this long to post a fix because customer took vehicle away on vacation. The running compression was good on #4 so using your replies I checked EGR functions(goo... Trouble codes: 40.
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A5R
Paul from Tennessee hit it dead on to help me fix this one. The ignition module mounts to the intake. It is mounted with 3 screws and the bottom left screw is the one that provides the module ground. In my case I mounted the module without looking at the modul...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDWF37F6Y
Lots of responses but no fix as of yet. All pressures and all calipers good(checked with gauge) replaced all rubber flex lines . Replaced rotors (this took care of runout. warrantied calipers and replaced wagner with motorcraft pads. all suspention tight. Mike...
1994 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2GTF29K0R1
RIGHT ON!! Lots of comments about dist. but John and Herman hit it on the head. I took the dist. out and used a screwdriver and was able to turn the center peice of the pick-up coil. Replaced the dist with GM dist. and run like a top. Customer was super happy...
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L ride control VIN: 1GKEK63U42
thanks for all the replies. I ended up taking it to the local gm shop to get the codes pulled with a tech2. my modis would not do it mr snapon??? ended up having a c0580 and I found the left rear shock damper solenoid shorted. some people said you have to disa...
2005 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1GKEK63U15
Well, As many had responded, it was the Left front wheel bearing/speed sensor. I have experianced a lot of problems on the older chevy trucks with bearing wear causing ABS problems, just nothing like this that actually engaged the ABS. I can only assume it is ...
1990 Honda Civic Si 1.6L strut rod bushings VIN: 2HGED7365L
Thanks for the replies. 3 of the 4 that replied to this said the bushings went with the concave side against the crossmember, taper side to the washer. Most vehicles that use this type of bushing will install opposite of this. there is sort of a cup made into ...
2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Misfire VIN: 2HGFA55527
thanks to all who responded,I have had a few ideas sent my way. most say to check valve clearance, one suggested egr failure.I am trying to see if it is happening at highway speeds now with low rpms. It is very subtle. very annoying..I am considering taking it...
2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU4JE05
Well, Customer took back to dealer for repair under warranty but I was told it was the valve at the top of the tank like many suggested. Thanks for all the help as always. Trouble codes: P2422.
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D1T
I would like to start by thanking everyone who read this help request and offered advice. I ended up removing downstream o2 (B1S2) signal return wire at ECM. I then reconnected B1S2 (3 pin harness connector under car by B1S2 sensor) and put my DVOM on B1S2 sig... Trouble codes: P0136.
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY49S4W
Thanks guys!!! Now I don't feel stupid, who'd of thunk it? Like you all said clock spring was the problem.I thought V.W. had the record for stupid shit, but I'd of never have figured clock spring. Never would of fixed this one without your help!Thanks to all!!... Trouble codes: P0123 (TPS voltage High).
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S1W
Mike, Dave, and Rick all pointed towards the CKP being shorted but as I said in my original post the sigals all looked good. I had already checked them with a scope(my fave tool). I replaced the Rear O2 that had the wires pulled out of it and the PCM and it ...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L front end VIN: 1J4FT68S6X
Thanks for all of the helpful input.After replacing upper and lower control arms,upper and lower ball joints,steering gear,shocks,hub assemblies,rotors,track bar,sway bar bushings,links,tie rod ends,and pittman arm ,we were no closer to fixing the noise than w...
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12613
Nick hit it... Took the cover off and found the wires cut from the timing belt. Was able to solder and tape them. It's running fine.
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L front brakes VIN: 1LNFM91VXW
hey guy's thanks alot for the help.i unhooked the vacuum hose to the brake booster and the brakes released,problem solved.thanks for all your input and thanks for iatn
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R44
I had to update my NGS Scantool the Green Card To newer version & I run the Pneumatic Test & Trim Height Test Clear The memory & road test the Vehicle & everything is fine .
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35E7M
2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L battery VIN: WDB2200732
Hi Guys Thanks for all replies. I asked the client to remove the keys from the car at night , So far no more problems. I do suspect that it may be also a boot light fault. Thanks once more
1993 Mercury Capri 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 6MPCT01ZXP
Thanks to all who responded. All injectors tested good for resistance. Decided to sell 2 inj. anyway. Car ran well for a couple days and returned with similar symptoms. This time with no injector buzz. Found TSB on coolant temp sensor which led to a happy r...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Electronic VIN: 1N4BL11E02
All grounds checked good...did find out that if you have 65 ohms on the CAN wires at the DCL connector than CAN is working...note you have to disconnect the ground cable on the battery before you measure the ohms...I than had another tech come and scan all the...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Starting VIN: 1G3GR64H91
Car has not been repaired. 1 reply asked about a power saver-- too late. one was not utilized. Another reply stated something about an unlock code but did not elaborate. Called dealer they had no info on unlock code. We were able to bypass underhood starter re...
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L fuel pump VIN: 2B4GP25384
thanks for the quick response the problem was wiring harness on passenger side rocker panel had salt corrosion and had maelted together fuel pump gray wire to orange interior light wire.repaired wire all is good thanks
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA2992A
first thank you for replies check over ,there are 2 drains plugs 15mm and 2 filters and gasket has to replace to prevent leak it took 9.5 qts and check oil at idle
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z01
thanks to all who replied. ended up being the DI cassette on the firewall side. had checked the radiator one that had spark & assumed all had spark. thankx guys again Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P1300 (manufacturer ign. control system malf.), P1313 (manufacturer ign. control system malf.).
2003 Toyota Solara SE 2.4L Cab VIN: 2T1CE22P63
Well I think this one's all better. Several replies addressed the condensate drain, which I had checked several times, but I didn't think to check the cowl as many suggested. When I checked the cowl drains they were OK. Ended up up raising the front of the ...
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.1L oil light-buzzer VIN: WV2YB0256M
Thanks to all who replied after getting a better understanding of how the system works I found even with grounding the wire at the instrument cluster the buzzer would still go off. The fix was the L-shaped circuit board in the cluster.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Park brake indicator light VIN: 3VWPD69MX1
Thanks to the techs for their suggestions. Unfortunately, due to the myriad of other issues on this vehicle, the customer has decided to not pour any more money into this thing and took it away. Again, thanks for taking your time with this one.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VW5K69MX2
just want to thank everyone who offered help.turned out as all of you said .it was the main/fuel pump relay.customer picked up car a few days ago & is very happy .thanks again. great group Trouble codes: P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P1541 (fuel pump relay open circuit intermittent), P1472 (leak detection pump short to ground).
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Trunk latch/lock VIN: YV1JS831XR
Took a while but we finnnaly got to this car. Thanks to one and all for the five responces. Henrik [...] and Niklas Andreeason helped the most. Henrik was right on about going thru the ski boot hole to the tail lights and taking them out for access. Nik ( ...
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