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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKE5441L
Hello Audi Tech's, this car has the check engine light on and we can not access the ECU with or without scanner. I have the jumper lead to induce blink codes but the only thing I notice is that the lite gets a little brighter but won't blink. We unhook the con...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L codes VIN: WAUBA34B0W
hello everyone, im trying to figure this audi out for my friends dads boss, it wont pass emissions in the condition it is in. he brought it complaining of codes and i have no related repair history. threw the scanner on it. it has 12 codes. 1435, 1421, 1425, 1... Trouble codes: 999 (12 codes see description)
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L p/windows and open door indicator VIN: WAUEH54B51
When all doors are closed,dash indicates 3 doors are open and p/windows will not work. Alarm started going off yesterday for no apparent reason. I was hopeing someone out there may have ran into this before and can lead me in a direction where to start to look...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Hesitation VIN: TRUUT28N91
hello everyone have a tt here that came to me in boxes from another shop had a broken t-belt. put on a new cly head. install nice and smooth. test drove after repair has lots of boost but seams like ecu goes into limp in mode if you slam the throttle in 3rd ge... Trouble codes: P1556 (mfg code17964 boost psi regulation control limit not reached)
2002 Audi A4 3.0L Camshaft VIN: WAULT68E72
Vehicle came in with lifter noise on R bank,pulled valve cover found worn cam lobe and lifter top missing.used magnet and pulled wiped out pieces of lifter top out.My question is how bad a job is this?I have the special tools for holding the cams and crank ava...
1988 BMW 735i 3.5L p/s fluid message VIN: WBAGB3312J
Hi all tech's, I have an unusual problem with a 1988 BMW 735i (E32) The power steering fluid message comes up in the instrument cluster every time the engine is started & stopped. The power steering fluid is full & the reservoir don't even have a fluid level...
1989 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Stall VIN: 2GC4WB14T3
Hello again everyone. This car was hardly driven. Only 30k miles. I have a problem with this car stalling when you put it in gear. I am leaning towards a problem with the ecm but would like some opinions/experiences before I change anything. The only thing I n...
1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW54C4K
The vehicle was driven for at least 2-3 months with an extended crank problem.When the customer came in I read the codes and found it had code 41 cam sensor circuit,I replaced the cam sensor which was no help.I tested the wiring from the cam sensor to the igni... Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor), 42 (electronic spark timing)
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L cat converter rattle VIN: 1G4HP54KXY
Car in for under car noise, traced to loose media in cat conv. Car runs perfect, no codes or other issues, has passed maryland state emissions test.I beleive Federal Emissions Warranty is 8years/ 80 K. Car is well under mileage, but just out by 3 months ( by b...
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1AY8788C
car brought in on a hook. no start. no fuel pressure. initial testing showed no current to fuel pump. vehicle has spark and injector pulse. I can jumper 12V to pump and get about 3 lbs. I know I have pump problems, but I'm having trouble finding info on the po...
1987 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.0L Stall VIN: 1G1JC1117J
Car came to me on a tow truck, with no start problem. check it out and Starter was bad, replaced Starter now car starts and itmedeatly cuts off. check tbi and fuel comes out of injector when it statrs then fuel seems to stop and engine cuts off after engine st...
1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L rear shocks VIN: 1GNDX03E5V
This van has factory air leveling system on the rear. The van will sit level with no extra weight in it. When the customer hooks up his camper the van will drop down, the compressor raises the van to sit level and just after the compressor shuts off you hear a...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GNEK13R7X
Just looking for a little advice and direction here. Cust. stated that his Tahoe would cut out and act up when reaching 30 to 35 mph. I drove it to confirm this and it seems to continually get worst the more you drive. It feels just like an ignition cutting of... Trouble codes: P339
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNEL19W6Y
Hi everybody, and thanks in advance for your time to read my request. About 6 months ago I replace the battery, then a few weeks later came back with no start, the tow truck driver couldn't get it to start either, so once he got it off of the tow truck, it sta... Trouble codes: U1255 (Genetic/class 2 Communication)
2002 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14512
Ihave this 02 s10 that very intermittantly usually when sitting at red light will start bogging and eventually stall.. the veh will always start right back up but the rpm will rise to 3500-3800 at idle and then slowly return to the normal 900. I have not been ... Trouble codes: P0108 (map sensor hi input), P0122 (tps low input)
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L reduced power VIN: 1GNET16S24
have replaced app sensor. have tested sensor and they check out ok.have not been able to duplicate problem. customer says reduced power light will come on she then stops and shuts of vehicle restarts and all is ok.have checked connectors at tac,app,pcm...even ... Trouble codes: P2138
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM3LW28A23
vehicle came in with idling rough. almost stalls out back fire knock occurs. can feel roughness immediately when accelerate. no codes stored. plugged off egr vacuum same problem exists, sweep test tps no problem. replaced map sensor same problem o2 sensors sho...
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L power assist VIN: 2C3HC5663X
Hi all, Four months ago we replaced the rack and pinion unit and the power steering pump because there was no power assist to the left only. Car was fine for a month or so. The complaint now is that there is only partial power assist when turning the wheels a...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cluster VIN: 1B4GP44G6W
The cluster goes dead sometimes, of course I can't get it to act up. I have put 2 used clusters in this van, has not helped the problem. I have alot of codes stored - PCM P1695 no msg from BCM, P1698 no msg from TCM. TCM - P1716 bus comm with PCM. BCM - etax m...
2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L compressor VIN: 1P3ES46C41
hey you dodge techs out there; vehicle came back, with customer feeling compressor dragging engine down. pressures very high, determined internal compressor problem. we replaced compressor, block valve, rec/dryer, and flushed system. pressures are still high a...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L No Start VIN: 3D7HAN32G2
All your help is appreciated! Thanks, Mike
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18D43
Hello Everyone, I have this Hemi that I can't figure out. It runs rough and barely idles. It was towed in, you can't get it to stay running real well. I was just wandering if this is something in the PCM or do I need to replace the Electroic Throttle Control ... Trouble codes: P2106 (ETC System - Forced Limited Power), P2108 (ETC Module Performance), P0585, P0300
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L converter VIN: 3D7HU18Z32
Hello everyone. Customer states converter will do the quick converter unlock. Does it very random. Might do it once a day, then might go for couple of weeks. Vehicle speed doesn't seem to make a difference, nor temperature. It's one that never acts up when its...
2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: WD2PD54454
Pcm keeps setting codes for maf sensor code and entering limp mode, causing 3000rpm limit and no boost according to diagrams pin 1 is 12v, pin 2 is ground, pin 3 is 5v reference, and pin 4 is maf signal to pcm. power and ground are ok signal wire is sending a ... Trouble codes: P2068
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, No Electrical Power VIN: 1D8HN44H38
Hello Everyone, This vehicle cam in on a tow truck no start and no crank- also with ignition switch on there is no power to radio, A/C controller and window's do not operate. We checked grounds at WIN Module- OK Checked batt feed at WIN Module- OK Checked outp...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP6532V
Vehicle has 2 problems First one is the blinking O/D light. I just put a new TSS and VSS sensor. The new Ford part for the TSS looked different.Turbine/vehicle speed sensor The end of the old TSS part had a small magnetic tip.The new part did not.The new part...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L coolant tank VIN: 1FALP52U2V
Have an intermitent boil over condition, gauge reads normal.Engine temp checked with non contact thermometer 210F, scanner same.Replaced reservoir cap and it worked for a couple of days, flushed system no change.Has anyone had water pump problems with these ca...
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Reverse Gear VIN: 1FAFP46V6W
Greetings, We really aren't a Ford shop and I'm not sure if this is a normal situation for this type of vehicle. This is a 98 Ford mustang Cobra, manual transmission. Customer complaining of a difficult shift into reverse. We noted that when depressing clut...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L turbocharger VIN: WGH356JM56
what is the direction of air flow out of the charge air cooler? does the forced air come out on the passenger side of the cooler or the drivers side? out of which side does the air go straight into the intake? Sounds silly but I can't tell. thanks for any help...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L shfts VIN: 1FMPU8L7YC
Customer concern of harsh\delayed shifts. Road tested and verified concern. When gradualy accelerating shifts seem normal. Anything faster than a gradual accel then all shifts are harsh. We seviced the trans and let the customer drive it for a week, no improve...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L converter VIN: 1FTRW08L91
Hey all, I got this 2001 f-150 automatic w/overdrive. When ever the converter clutch disengages I get a clunk/bang, very harsh disengagment. It shifts good and you don't hardly feel the converter clutch engage. I flushed the trans with Mercon 5 fluid, still th...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L rear ac VIN: 1FMRE11W01
Hey folks, I got 01 econoline van that is a handicap adapted vehicle. It has factory rear a/c and this system is working properly. I have a problem with the rear blend door actuator not getting enough vacuum to open. When I put 6 or more inches of vacuum to th...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Starting VIN: 1FMRU17WX3
We have an odd problem, will crank in park, put in reverse, the starter engages without touching the key again, we've checked wires, tried an ignition and neutral safety switch. With the ignition switched on you can move the gear shift lever, not everytime, bu...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP532X3
Intermittent no start, sometimes weeks without problem. Only problem is loss of voltage to inertia switch but good voltage out of relay. Trouble codes: P1233
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14594
Hi guys-Wondering if you Ford folks have run into many troubles with the electronic throttle systems on these. This truck will just idle and giving it any throttle does nothing. Has every Tac code stored in it and leads me to believe the TAC is bad but I don't... Trouble codes: P2100, P2104, P2110, P2112, P2111
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L door locks VIN: 1FTPW145X4
hi everyone, this is my own truck, truck door lock will lock with door lock switch or remote, but will not unlock with door switch or remote, while you drive on the road locks will lock and unlock all by them selfs rapidly,then all of a sudden if will work fin...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW21P15
good morning, i have a customer with an 05 ford f250 4x4 6.0l powerstroke diesel automatic pickup. i dont normally post ,but this thing is giving me the fits.truck came in a few months ago with surge ,buck,jerk description at highway speed (55-70 mph) ,and col...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Warning Battery/Charge Light VIN: 1FDXE45P35
Driver reports that vehicle warning no charge goes off when he idlers occasionally or when he stops the vehicle at intersections. In one occasion he turn off the vehicle and the engine did not cranks because of low voltage. Bus is equipped with dual air cond...
2007 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAHP08187
This car is a nightmare, any help will be appreciated. This vehicle has came back a couple of times and now I inherieted it. It has a misfire on #1 after startup for about 20 seconds(long enough to catch on power balance). Even thought the coil,plug, and injec... Trouble codes: P0301 (CYL1 misfire), P0316 (Random misfire detected)
1992 GMC Sonoma 4.3L feul injection VIN: 1GTCS14Z3N
this customer recently bought this truck. he brought it to our shop because it would fail to start but only when it sets for 20 or 30 minutes. if it sets overnite or for several hours it starts just fine. when the truck does start it runs like a top. but the o...
2000 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L radio VIN: 1GKDT13Y21
i cant get the truck to die . truck died three times on owner . tried wiggle test on the battery & cables . truck dies and losses power to the radio , the clock reset to 12:00 after truck died . truck did start right back up . owner said that it died one time ...
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Compressor VIN: 1HGEG8551S
A/C compressor is inop,went thru diag. on alldata and found ecu bad replaced ecu but the compressor will not kck on I have power at the relay so I replaced the relay as well with no luck what am i missing? It is full on refrigerent so what else is there Thanks...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Safety VIN: JHLRD68492
Pulled code with Matco Pro-Scan Plus of 3-7 from SRS with light on. Could not find this in any Honda code listing. They all stop at 3-5. The light came on a day before the battery failed, if that could possibly be related. We have cleared the code, and retu...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W7X
This Isuzu runs detectable misfire. If you free rev it or drive it, @ 2500-2900 rpm the c.e.lamp begins to flash. Po300. My Tech 2 doesn't have Isuzu anymore so it's MasterTech w/o.e Honda/Acura software, the misfire counter says #3, #6 only and lik... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L trans in limp mode VIN: SAJEA51C14
I got a 2004 x-type 3.0l with 50000 mi. and its gone nuts! The power train light come on at first then the car shifts down to a lower gear, the dash gauges stop working all except the gas gauge. I pulled the trouble codes out and it gives me a P1642,P1796. Has...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V4V
I need some help, My wife has a 97 Lincoln Contenental with a 4.6L V-8. Trouble codes P0171 and P0174 set (lean bank 1 and 2). I have found the problem, smoke tested intake and found both intake manifold runner controls leaking at the shafts. I have contacted ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean)
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Ride Control VIN: 5LMFU28R23
Hey Techs, This Navigator came in a couple of weeks ago with the air shocks bottomed out(all four). When I checked the ride height sensors both front levers were seized. The rods were the old style and I rec. to the customer to replace all three senosrs which ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L compressor VIN: WBDEA30D2K
Looking for some info that may help with this 300E that is in the shop. The A/C Compressor will not engage over temps above 105 degrees. Below that, the A/C will engage, but will disengage once engine temp rises. After it has set and cooled for a while, the co...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Coolant temperature VIN: WDBCA24D9L
Hello guys, this 300SE drives and runs well, starts well also and while driving coolant temperature is normal @ 80-90 deg Celsius. A/C operational and condenser fans running properly too. However, after driving and coolant @ normal operating temperature, when ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGA43G1X
Complaint of "engine is rough at idle". The idle is rough but once you accelerate off idle it's fine. Using DAS I checked for fault codes, none stored. Looked at self adaptation numbers and although I don't have them, they were even bank to bank. Then I looked...
1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MECM5OU3N
fuel pump works fine has intermittent no start with no fuel pressure at rail port. anyone work on antiques, the module on top of the rad/ircm or ccrm is that likely? would appreciate input
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L power steering pump VIN: 1MEFM53U8X
replaced pump,bled system and test drove, everything fine until shut off then fluid started squirting out of power steering pump cap. restarted then fluid low and pump noisey,topped off fluid, noise gone, shut off and fluid squirts out of cap. any one seen thi...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Rear main seal VIN: JN1CA21D4S
I have this maxima with a leaking rear seal. Alldata said to remove flex disk and oil pan to remove seal. They pay 7.1hr to change seal, it pays 4.6 to r&r oil pan and 6.6 to r&r trans. can this seal be replaced without removing the oil pan? other wise it look...
2004 Other GM COMMODORE 3.8L air con VIN: 6GIYX54R74
Hello to any Aussie members out there, this car int. blows hot air and registers a fault by displaying an X in the display panel.The car has been to the dealer 4 times and they havent fixed the problem. I havent a GMH scan tool,I think this is where I need to ...
1989 Pontiac Grand Prix 2.8L Misfire VIN: 1G2W514WXK
This vehicle has a new engine, with new plugs and wires. Don't know how it ran before, because engine was bad. It feels just like a secondary ignition misfire, only when TCC is engaged. Runs great any other time. I need to know if they had TCC problems, and if...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Right front VIN: 1G2NF52E6Y
This vehicle is driving me crazy.We have seen this car multiple times and every time they say the noise is gone for a couple of days and then comes back.We originally replaced the struts and strut mounts,also the brake pads and rotors.Replaced the mount on the...
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WP0EB0910H
Well I'm out of ideas and hope someone here can point me into the right direction. car drove in with complaint of a no start cranks okay. after checking things out car would finaly not start. check for inj. pulse and had that fuel was good. had no spark. made ...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L low boost VIN: JF1GD70654
I need help guys, a friend at the shop has a 2004 subaru Sti. He has adownpipe and accessport programmer. The intercooler hose was just leaking,so the boost was expected to be low, along with the air induction hose that goes to the turbo. after the fix, we too...
2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L drive train VIN: JF1SG6368S
since im a volvo tech this is beyond me and my exp. car came in and its the bosses friends blah blah, dnt no the car!! when turning at slow speed with the wheel locked either left or right and med acceleration hugh shudder throughout the drive train...almost l...
2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L No Start VIN: JS2RA41S63
This car come in with occasional no start. Each time it would start when it got back to the shop. We found a bad fuel pump pattern and replaced the pump. It was (ok) for about 6 months. Now it has come in no start. We have no check engine light and no scan dat...

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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURD68D71
Unfortunatly was unable to test further and find the cause of this problem. Vehicle was purchased as is by an audi tech. We were leaning towards a valve hanging up based on loss of compression on only one cylinder and great performance over 3000 RPM. Thanks ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0012 (Cam Over Retarded), P0340 (Cam Sensor Fault).
2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, HARD TO START VIN: WBABN53463
Thanks for all of the replies! Indeed it was a fuel system problem, #6 injector was leaking down. We replaced this injector and seals on the others, the spark plugs, now all is fine. Fuel pressure guage did indicate a bleed down, and we got another car in t... Trouble codes: P0080 (exhaust valve control solenoid circuit high), P1880 (P1135 - O2 sensor control deviation too large bank 1), P1135 (O2 sensor control deviation too large bank 1).
1963 Buick skylark CID ride control
Thanks to all for your help. A lot of good info on checking the alignment specs and setting them up for radial type tires instead of bias tires. Front end parts all check good and rear drive shaft was just overhauled and balanced. I did get some information...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L ABS system VIN: 8Z1JE12T0W
As several techs pointed out the cause of this DTC was the lack of center stop lamp. A new center lamp was installed no DTC's set under the same conditions. Thanks everybody for your help and commentaries. You guys are great!!!.
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13T61
Well... The customer took the vehicle with a diagnosis of a bad a/c compressor to be the problem. 2 days later, the compressor completely froze up. Replaced the compressor, orfice, and dryer. Flushed the complete a/c system as there were alot of contaminen...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK242X4
Fuel pressure sensor was intermittently shorting V ref. I reproduced the problem by lauching the truck over some ROUGH railroad tracks at 50 mph. Why, who knows. Thank to all that replied, I looked into each of the recomendations. Trouble codes: P0193 (FR Press Sensor Ckt High Voltage), P0405 (EGR Vac Sensor Ckt Low Voltage), P0642 (5 Volt Ref 1 Ckt Low Voltage).
1991 Dodge Dakota 5.2L pcm VIN: 1B7GL23Y7M
I'd like to thank all 6 of you for your information, but I used the suggestion of Steve from Washington and went with the regulator for an 85 Dodge P/U. I had to walk the wrecking yard today ( at 106 degrees ) to find the pig tail, though. No one around here...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Radio VIN: 1B3EJ46X01
Well everyone mention that it is the radio! There was a few of you that repaired them, but we decided that we should have a CD Player in it also. So we just replaced with a after market stereo and all works well. Thank you for all of the replies! You guys ...
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B5WB35Y22
thanks for the help guys. this one is fixed. i put this one on the back burner for a few days, and spent some time in thought. i finally went back over some of the things i had already checked. when i put my spark tester on the coil wire, i started to second-g... Trouble codes: P1391.
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L Air Conditioning VIN: 3D7LU38C94
The overwhelming consensus is that the refrigerant level is low. There were a few replies that mentioned possible problems with broken doors or links inside the HVAC box, but almost every reply also mentioned the charge level. The customer hasn't returned yet,...
1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTHX25G5J
thanks to all who replied, several pointed me in the right direction, one helped me to eliminate the computer being the problem. i had to call a tech line, he told me how to make sure the distributer is good. jump a ground to the ground wire and see if the sco...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L all shifts VIN: 1FTCR14UXP
We found the modulator valve (which had been replaced at another shop) was adjusted all the way in. After a few adjustments and test drives, got it to shift fine.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L extended crank time VIN: 1FMZU34X9X
well the customer finally brought the vehicle back, It turned out to be the fuel pump, thanks brian. like you said new only means its shiny. I put in a new ford pump and things are fine. relearned a lesson. start from scratch whe somebody else has been working...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L converter VIN: 1FMYU04152
Hi I want to thank all the people who take their valuable time to respond to these posts, what a wonderful system, the problem turn out to be valve bore for TCC and Pressure Regulator. The valve body was bored out and oversized valve installed and to be on th...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP31383
Well I did check all fuses, I even pulled the ones that did not have power on them and visually checked them. I started pulling one module at a time. I started with the instrument cluster and I still could not communicate with any other modules. So I then dis... Trouble codes: B1428 (Seat Belt Lamp circuit failure), B1499 (Turn signal left failure), B1503 (Turn signal right failure).
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVFT84N46
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Cuts out
Thanks to all tried to help me with my problem! I changed the dist and still no change in vehicle status. Is there anything else which is a common problem?? I still have car in shop, waiting for a miracle!! Trouble codes: P1382.
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L no shift no speedo VIN: KMHWF25H82
havent seen or heard from the guy since i sent it out with a new fuse so i guess hes happy with it. the fuse was the speedo/backup light/tcm fuse...i was secretly wishing it would blow again so i could trace it down to more specifics but alas it didnt break...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: KM8SB12B64
Thanks for all the help.Ty from conn. has been down this raod before, he said that the plate behind the crank was bent by time belt debre and would tear up a new sensor and that happen. Boris from Qubec said to scope the sensor and i had already done that and ...
1994 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Power Assist VIN: JNKNGO1D7R
Well, I finally realized I wasn't going to be a hero with this one. I ended up sending it back to the Infiniti dealer, due to the fact that they had already taken the customer's money for a rack & pinion with no results, and also I have limited information in...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L trans ass'y. VIN: SAJDA23C5Y
First, I wish to thank everyone for their suggestions & help. Yes, your suggestions helped out the situation. Armed with the good info from IATN members, I was able to research/search the 'net' for a suitable and affordable trans oil. I did indeed find that ...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L warning chime VIN: 1LNHM84W91
I would like to thank all who responded, most hit it on the head. The air bag light has been on years, being a commercial use vehicle the owner/driver didn't worry about the srs system and the light went out a two weeks ago, so with multiple drivers no one th...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L popping sound VIN: JM1BJ2229Y
Well, this one still remains a mystery, turns out he had already had it at the dealer...who also told him it was an IAC motor... Hmmmm. I checked to see if there were any issues as described by a couple of you, nothing... I am still inclined to think that it m...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E41
Thanks for all the help . As most people said the plug wires are a common problem and fixed the truck . Trouble codes: P0300, P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire).
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3CS44R5M
I missed the boat the boat on this one! car had been to three other shops and they all had there whack at it. i did check all avenues of suggestions and still could not correct the problem, upon removing the ecm and opening it up their seemed to be one compone...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L cyl, head VIN: 4ACAC34G5Y
I would like to take all those that took the time to read my post and offer their comments. Most thoughts were either that I still had excessive valve guide clearance, stuck rings from the intake valve pounding, or because I sealed the top end, the bottom end...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1V
thank you so much to everyone who replied, some very excellent suggestions on this one. i ended up going back and re-smoking the vehicle because things were just not adding up. turns out there was a leak at the canister where the vent valve bolts up. threw me ... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap control system), P0446 (evap control system pressure sensor).
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L temp. gauge VIN: JN1CA31AX1
All help responses are appreciated, but no one nailed the problem. Using infrared heat thermometer I determined the temp. gauge was innaccurate. This particular temp. gauge was not available as a single unit and the entire instrument cluster had to be replac...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Cluster Frozen VIN: JN8DR07Y81
This one is fixed! It turned out to be the printed circuit board. Diag was to remove the screws for each gauge one at a time and ck operation. It did not matter what gauge was removed it stayed locked up like my Modis! I also ck'ed for power and ground to the ...
1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L freon loss VIN: 1G2HX52K2X
Thanks for all the input!I mixed up some very soapy water and sprayed it all over.Last but not least the front of the compressor.Ding-ding-ding.Major bubbles from the comp.between the sleeves.Amazing that 2 sniffers and a dye light were no help.Always go back ...
2001 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FV22G61
Fix was the injectors. The injectors that the customer got off the internet were the fat round half metal and half black style and the injectors that belong in this 5.7 G motor are the skinny plastic ones. Now fuel trims are near zero and the miss is gone. Tha... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0306.
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L oil pump VIN: WP0CA2980Y
Replaced the tranny yesterday and all is fine. Removed the pump before returning the core and found the pump has been chewed up pretty good and metal in the tranny is mainly steel, not much clutch material. Over 10K for tranny replacement when he paid 15K for ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3ED48E7X
Smoke the intake. Found found a small hole in the charge pipe going between the engine and intercooler. Replaced that pipe and problem fixed! Thanks for all the replies.
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L diagnostic port VIN: 2T1BB02E9T
I have determined the problem with this vehicle was equipment related 3 other scanners ( generic,Older mac,and a genesis) were able to communicate with the car . Took the car to the inspection station with the genasis and showed them it was working just fine a...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Clutch VIN: 3VWSB81H4V
Hey guys thanks for all the replies. We had tried all of the recomendations before I posted this, that is, all but 1. I ordered a new cluch arm Monday and received it on Wed. As soon as we compared it to the old one we could see it had rotated.Installed the ar...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H1T
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
Thanks for the help, I received 18 replies. Several were for dash/ blend door issues, many said the fans should run on low speed anytime the a/c was on. I replaced the compressor and dryer and now have cold air. The fans still cycle on at 250 psi and off at 20...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L A/C Compressor VIN: 3VWSB69M11
I would like to say "Thank You" to everyone for all the information & help on this Jetta. Well guys I replaced the Fan Control Module with a "New" VW Module and guess what, now the A/C Compressor & Fans work perfectly. I was running in circles with this one. A...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29521
Hello, Thanks for all the replies! You guys nailed it! I apologize for having this open for so long. I did some more digging and you guys were right! Abs module was bad. Volvo sends these out programmed so no stress there. Delivery took forever as ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass or Volume Airflow Circuit Range/Performance), P0107 (Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor/Barometric Pressure Circuit Low Input), P0507 (Idle Air Control System RPM Higher Than Expected), P0722 (Output Speed Sensot Circuit No Sig), P0700 (Transmission Control System MIL regquest).
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