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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Steering VIN: 19UUA56643
we have this customer who likes to drive fast, he complains that the car pulls hard to the left while driving, not braking. we have checked the alighment and found it slightly towed in.we installed 2 new front michelin tires and the customer stills says it pul...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Cluster/ecm VIN: TRUUT28N61
car: 01' TT Roadster, 6spd, AMU 1.8t complaint: Cluster inop, some warning lights work, gauges dead, mileage and clock shut off after a few moments of driving. NO COMMUNICATION. have new cluster in hand, could not have dealer swap ( I AM an independent shop,...
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride control VIN: WA1YD64B32
this car came to us with a blown engine, along with that, he took his car to the dealer prior, regarding a ride height lamp that was on. The dealer told him that he needed to replace his right side headlamp control module, for the up and down aiming, according...
2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWC28N02
Ok here's the story, car came in with belt jumped time but not striped= check valves & found 4 intake & 2 ex bent= do a valve job as normal, reassemble & start car all's good then after about 5 mins the # 4 cly, ex valve broke off at the stem, punch's a hole i... Trouble codes: P0341
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33561
Hey master tech.s I need help! I have this X5 and she runs great and no complaints other than ses light on. I have a cam sensor code that replacing sensor will take care of...but the 026 (p0171) code is the problem, I have seen both intake leaks and mafs befor... Trouble codes: 26 (lean mixture adaptation bank 1), 113 (cam sensor bank 1 signal fault)
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Starting VIN: W06VR52R1W
installed used computer need to reprogram keys with tech 2 scanner when you go to reprogram it ask for securty code
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14Z2M
Engine has a miss fire on cylinder #6 at idle only. Once trans is engaged the miss goes away and also when traveling down the road. Ignition components have been replaced and also the fuel injection assembly including the spider assembly. Why is it missing onl...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
Weve had the vehicle in many times for many repairs,the customer only brings the problem up in the summer months.Theres been days when weve driven it w/no problems,we realy havent got it to act up like the customer explains.Apperently the vehicle has too be dr...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52M4W
I have a reoccuring p0440 code.have replaced vent solenoid because of a leak,have replaced canister solenoid,have checked for system leaks,have found none since replacing vent solenoid,but the car keeps coming back with the same code over and over.some hints a... Trouble codes: P0440 (emission control)
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, eratic gauges VIN: 1GNEC13Z52
This is my wife's tahoe. I have not been able to recreate the problem. She said she will be driveing and the instrument panel gauges will start cycling back and forth will some times stick high or low. The engine will stall and restart without cranking' will s... Trouble codes: B2647, U1064, U1096
2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L battery drain VIN: IGCCS19WX2
Truck came in with battery drain. Started pulling fuses to find the drain. the #19 fuse (radio battery) in dash was causing drain. disconnected fuse and the drain went to 0.75 volt drain. reinstalled fuse then disconnected radio drain still there, also the fus...
2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L oil pump VIN: KL1TD52685
Does anyone know what the factory spec is for oil pressure at idle? Snap-On Shopkey has conflicting pressures. The vehicle has 18psi at idle hot. There is no sludge in pan or valve cover. Oil pump is new also. Any help to find a correct specification appreciat...
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AP14P56
To all valued tech ,problem is ST trim -15%, LT trim-20%.car runs fine and pulls great up to about 4000rpm then splutters and misses and holds back ,when this happens the ST comes down to about-5 but long term stays -15% ,also when checking O2 reading it stays... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel trim rich b1)
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L Misfire, Low Compression VIN: 2C3KA53GX6
Hello, This vehicle was sent to us by the dealer for a second opinion basically it has multiple misfires on front 2 cylinders we Scanned for codes found PO300 Random misfire.Smoke tested engine for vacum leaks none found.Ran compression test found front 2 cyli... Trouble codes: 300 (Multiple Misfire)
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7KF23Z6W
Hi folks I'm hoping someone can give me some direction on this vehicle. What I have is: No gauges and with the key on engine not running the auto shut down relay is clicking away. With the engine running every time the shut down relay clicks the engine skips. ...
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, pre-ingnition VIN: 1B4HS28Y9W
On start up car wont idle it seeks, and usually will end up stalling out. I tested IAC, and TPS tested good on power and ground, I even installed known good ones and still seeks. MAP sensor follows vehical vacume while seeking looked for any undone sensors, no...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18DX5
This truck quit going down the road. I had it towed in. Checked for fuel and fire I have 58lbs fuel pressure and good spark. Check injector harness with noid light. Found it would spark two or three times and then stop flashing. Crank and Cam sensors are good ...
2006 Dodge Durango SXT 4.7L a/c VIN: 1D4HB38NX6
This Durango has 65 degree air blowing out the vents. The customer bought it brand new and I am the only one who has ever worked on it. The pressures are excellent, but I did an evacuate and recharge anyhow. No different. This thing is dripping condensation re...
1987 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L fuel injectors VIN: 1FTDE15N7H
Customer was driving vehicle when engine shut off.After repeated attempts to start,vehicle failed to start. Using the ALLDATA system I tested every thing that is needed to start this van .the distributor and all it's components ,ing module,the wire harness to ...
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVCT22B8P
This vehicle will cut out almost like turning the key switch off then back on when trying to accelerate. This only happens when warm. Vehicle will run fine just after starting up cold, can drive for about 30 seconds then begins to act up. I have been through ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15Y4S
have this ford f-150 here that wont fire, checked wires from dist to icm all good power where needed, checked wires from icm to coil all good have power output to coil but not grounding coil. pulled icm and dist pluged into another vehicle both fire properly o...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L engine VIN: 1FTZF1720W
Hi all,this 98 ford pickup with 4.2 came from another shop with no power running condition and following codes,p0171,1151,1137,1157 all o2 sensor codes for lean,swtching problems.Found b1s1 os no voltage and b2s1 low voltage.We replaced both o2 sensors with no...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L 2 gear, 4 gear VIN: 1FAFP663XW
customer stated that all at once she seen the od light flashing and the car would start out fin but once it trys to shift from 1st to second it basically will just rev up, if you play around you can ocassionly get it to shift and then same same thing happens i...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU18W2W
This vehicle has a misfire code for 302 and ocasionally 303 and 306. I do not feel a misfire it accelerates fine at idle it has a very small shiver. Also the misfire counts are strange for cyl #2 there will be 0 until you drive the vehicle for a 20 min then ou... Trouble codes: 302 (Misfire)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDSF35S4X
starts & idles good, as soon as you give it gas it will stall,stumble,cut out or hesitate. let it warm up & it runs great. thank you for your help.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Oil dip tube broken in block VIN: 1FTNF21L5X
Alright Ford pros, I have an interesting one for you. I will be honest as to I don't know how I am going to do this without intensive knuckle busting but here goes my story that my boss asked me to post. The situation is this. The dip stick tube has rotted so ...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L vehicle vibration VIN: 1FMNU43SXY
strange low vibration when you hit a bump , vibration continues untill you hit another then goes away till you hit another and so on, it will continue if you speed up or slow down untill you hit the next bump , we have determined it is in the front for sure . ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW21F83
i have to pull the engine but i understand on some fords i can pull the cab easier than pulling engine is this so
2003 Ford F F650 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3FDNF65G93
Hi Fellas I know this is a little out of the ordinary but I need help with a medium duty truck. This truck has had an intermittent stall when hot problem for about 3 weeks now. We couldn't duplicate it until recently. The truck runs and starts fine cold but a... Trouble codes: 17 (Fuel Shutoff Valve FMID11), 33 (fan clutch output driver), 50 (description unavail.)
2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FAHP59S74
Hello fellow techs. I've got a problem with this Ford, about 6 month ago a transmission fluid flush was performed with a flush machine using the proper tranny fluid. The service was done as regular maintanence. After the service was done it began pushing fluid...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L overheating VIN: 1FTNW21P44
Thank you all inadvanced. I have a suspicion that the head gasket is blown in this truck. A local car shop sent this over to us they replaced the thermostat and flushed the cooling system. The problem still occured and they dropped it in our laps. I check code...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPW14564
need some help on this one .Truck came in and will not run found #3 cyl intake valve gone. boss decides to swap engine.going out for shoulder operation next week need to get this done RFN. Can any one fax or email me procedure to remove body orit is eaiser to ...
2005 Ford GT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FAFP90545
trying to locate fuel inertia switch. no info on alldata on this car at all. any info would be greatly appreciated.
1992 GMC Safari 4.3L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall
Hi and thanks.. This 1992 safari, 2wd drive. came in no start.Someone had all ready changed cap, rotor, wires plug and fuel filter. I change the battery do to corroded connection and leaking battery. Now cranks good. checked fuel pressure had 58 psi with out ...
1998 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS1440W
This one is driving us crazy. Vehicle came in with a history code for tps sensor out of range. We replaced the computer, the sensor and then when that didn't fix it, we replaced the wiring directly from the computer to the sensor. According to our wiring diagr... Trouble codes: P0122
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L abs VIN: 1GKFK66U12
Hey all and thanks so much in advance for your input. We have this denali that came in this morning. Seemed as though it would be simple!!! Go figure. Customer complained of low pedal and squeak in the brakes. Upon brake inspection , we confirmed a low but sta...
2004 GMC Canyon SLE 3.5L 2-3up shift VIN: 1GTDT13614
thanks in advance for all responses. 04 gmc canyon with a 4l65e that slips 2-3 shift on part to full throttle accel. fluid looks and smells clean. no dtc watching data, pc sol amps drop when trans is slipping, pressure increases. waiting for cust to give us ok...
1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JHMCA5542K
I have this 89 accord that shortly after driving it(no warm-up)it will surge and buck under a load in 3rd gear or above.The problem is when the engine reaches a certain temp the problem completely disappears...and wont return until the next day after being ful...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L drivers front door lock
Hello Ladies and Gents, I have a '92 Accord comming in tomorrow with a drivers door that won't open. I had one of these a few years ago and the latch assembly was broken internally and we had to "swiss cheese" the latch with a drill as I recall. The guy that...
1996 Honda Passport DX 2.6L ac compressor VIN: 1ZZZ033334
i have a 1996 honda passport for all you honda techs an others it blows the 10 amp ac fuse what is the most common problem i gigure it is the ac clutch coil looking at the wiring diaggram i tryed the ac relay an un hooking the extra cooling fan still does it a...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Moniter not ready VIN: 1HGCD5635T
Hi every one. This car is in my shop after being around alots of shops. failed the CA smog check due to OBDII moniters not ready. As cutomer states he been driving this car since it failed ( miles when car fails test 129096 and now 131659 ). This car has two c...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: KMHWF35V81
This vehicle was towed in for a no start.While cranking it sounded as if the timing belt was bad.I loosened the top timing cover to veiw the belt to confirm belt was bad.The belt was turning.Removed the drive belt and crank pulley and checked belt orientation....
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L shifter assembly VIN: SAJDAO1N42
Okay jaguar techs, need some help. Replaced shifter assembly @ 1 month ago. all was fine. This morning customer has vehicle towed back in. Stuck in park,luckily they didn't break the shifter again. Removed shifter cable and electronic release works ok. disconn...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L low side connector
Need jag tech.Ripped car apart trying to find low side a/c connector.I found high side connector behind passenger strut tower.Looked under shields by drier,above RF wheel,around condenser, at compressor and no luck.Another stumpper,what type of tranny fluid do...
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY1955V
new customer.. came in for mil on. found o2 code. upon start up and for the first 45 - 60 seconds the o2 reads almost 5v then drops steadily to normal voltage. .48. appears that i may be getting a leakage of 5v signal mixed in this circuit. but the question is... Trouble codes: P0138
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Steering pump VIN: 1J4FJ68PVL
Our customer came in with a whining sound in its steering system. This is a 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport, 2.5L, 5-speed manual transmission. The customer said he already replaced the steering pump with a new one but the sound is still there. We decided to put the ...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L 2-3 Upshift VIN: KNAFB12151
Hello, Transmission techs and thanks for taking time to view this help request. This Kia Sephia originally came in with an intermitent no 2-3 upshift condition. I scanned with Snapon Solus Pro and it had code P0753-Shift sol "A" circuit. I check the wire (lig...
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG 3.2L roof VIN: WDBKK66F42
Help, mercedes Technicians, The retractable roof on this slk only opens the trunk lid and it stops there, the switch starts blinking once every second indicating a problem, i can still hear the hydralic motor winding while the roof stop moving, I'm not familia...
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Front Differential VIN: 4M2ZU86W14
Cannot find the cause for the failing seals/front differentials. Transmission and motor mounts all appear to be in good shape, cannot get any part of the power train to shift while power-braking.Output shaft from the transfer case has no play from the case to ...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRE33445
came in on hook, 3 1/2 quarts low on oil. to start must hold pedal to floor and crank, will run for 5 seconds or so and then die. sounds like starving for air and super charger is noisey. check compression and find low. add oil to piston and compression comes ...
1999 Nissan Primera 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on
QG18DD engine in a nissan primera Engine is surging when cold, and the rev couter needle is fickering, Seems ok when hot.
2003 Nissan 2 WD Truck 2.4L Cylinder Head VIN: JN6ND01S9W
New After Market Cylinder Head vs OEM $300 vs $1000. Have a very clean low milage Nissan Z24 Truck with Cracked Head. Thought I found a reliable rebuilder in Texas, claimed to Not Weld, bla, bla, bla, after waiting for weeks and paying top dollar I recieved a ...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5N1BV28U74
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This Van has had the Trany fail 2 times, almost exactly at same Mileage. We installed a rad in this van about 6000Km (4000Mi) ago. The Transmission failed at 79000Km or 50,000 Miles the trany began slippin...
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D04
I cannot unplug the Crankshaft Position Sensor, its in a very tight spot and I have to work with mirrors. It has a green slider thing which I can move in or out, but can't seem to release the connecter. I can't unbolt the sensor because the wire connector is i... Trouble codes: P0355
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP12K8W
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L abs VIN: WPOAA2995S
We have a unmolested 1995 993 here with an ABS warning light issue. read diagnostics. code present: (25 speed sensor LF open circuit short to positive or ground) replaced the front wheel speed sensors. code returned. my question this, have you seen the ABS con...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Top Inop VIN: WPOCA2998Y
Hello everyone, This Porsche I have in the top does not work and I am getting 4 codes, two I do not know, can anyone help with the codes or some common top problems. It starts to operate, the lid goes back, the center latch unhooks, then no more movement. The ...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3DD75WXX
i have a vehicle in the shop that cranks but does not start. there is fuel but no spark. checked power and ground at the dischrage module and it is all good. checked the crank sensor with the modis and is is functioning correctly without any noise. check all f...
1996 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JFGC4358TH
This car came in with mil lamp on with code p0400 (egr fault detected) I was aware of the problem with the inline filter going to the map sensor being restricted causing the ecm to think the EGR valve isn't working. I checked that and found that it was not res... Trouble codes: P0400
1997 Toyota T100 DLX 3.4L right turn signal VIN: JT4UN22DBV
thanks in advance. got a weird one here. turn on right turn signal and works fine for a few minutes, then the brake lites, lic. plate lites and front upper drive lites all flash in sequence to turn sig. also clock flashes as well. the other mechanic put in a c...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD9WA09
checked all the fuel hoses / lines. all appeared ok. tried another MAF sensor. same problem. customer does not want to spend more money at this time. car runs, customer picked up. Thanks.
1999 Audi A6 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUDA34BXX
thank you to all that helped with my request. a friend sent me a wireing diagram with a lot more detail so i was confident to [...] the multifunction switch. now the transmission works great !!again thanks to all who replied.
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L steering mounted controls VIN: WAULD64B02
All tech's responding had very good points. I did check the part# for the clock spring and it was the same as the old unit. We couldn't code the unit cause the VAS5052 wouldn't communicate with the steering wheel module. The customer did return the car for us ...
1985 BMW 635CSi 3.4L no start VIN: XXX0605263
Thanks for all the help and suggestions. When I first checked the car I had what appeared to be a healthy signal from the TDC sensor, when I checked it again a couple of hours later the signal seemed weak with a lot of noise, so the sensor was replaced. (a...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L windows/sunroof/draw VIN: WBACB4316P
customer wanted to keep repair within budget, and a relay on the loaded circuit was added neatly. not the right thing to do but it has protection and is out of the weather. thanks everyone! -Zac
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43461
Thanks to Larry,Dan,Rick and Eric for the help. T-stat had nothing to do with AIR codes. The original relay was replaced due to no power to the pump, the second relay(DLR) dis the same thing, Bad relay or purhaps I installed the relay with the bad pump hooked ... Trouble codes: 168 (Thermosat Mapping), 246 (Seconday Air Injection flowCylinders 4-6), 245 (Secondary Air Injection flow Cylinders 1-3).
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L abs light VIN: WBADT43442
Thank you for all of your replies. On a gamble I replaced the brake switch and the pressure sensor, cleared codes and test drove. So far no light. I'm hoping that one or both of these switches had an intermittent issue. Thanks again for the replies. Joe
2002 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93422
First I want to thank you all for your input. I was disappointed by one of the postings from Erik. I thought this forum was for helping not tearing down, but thanks to the rest of you and here is the fix. I advised the customer to replace DME and send to BMW f... Trouble codes: 049$0.
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: W06VR52R5X
We finally got this vehicle fixed and out of the garage. Sorry about the delay. Waiting on the customer to approve replacing all the broken cam gears. Thank you so much for all the replies. The actual picture of an assembled timing belt from Scott was a huge h...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Lack of power VIN: 1GTDC14H6L
Finally had this act up enough to see that the fuel flow from the left injector is sometimes almost none. Repalaced drivers side injector and customer is happy, they had it back long enough to say that it is fixed. Thanks to all that took time to reply for the...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WN14T0N
Hello and thank you to all... well this car has not left the shop yet. I have test all the injectors (reistance and flow test) all are identical. Replace the crank sensor for the second time, Two ignition modules, Coils, plugs, wires and PCM and this car is st... Trouble codes: 42 (EST Problem).
1993 Chevrolet p30 454CID Fuel pump circuit VIN: 1GBKP37N4P
Thank You for all the responses! I was able to get acess to All_Data--that with all the responses told me what I needed to know. Thanks again. John
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GCHK33F9W
Thanks for the help == We replaced the entire injection pump with module and it cured the problem. While I believe it was just the module .. the problems with these pumps seems like to cover yourself might be best to replace the entire unit Trouble codes: P0126 (Insuf Coolant temp for stable operation), P0236 (Boost Snr 1 out of range), P0251 (Inj Pump A rotor Cam problem).
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19V1X
well sorry for the delay in my post... i pulled the fuse block and found a animal nest and the relay sicnal wire was chaffed against a ground so i repaired all the wires and its been gone for over a week now so we shall see. Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Mechanical VIN: W7R5F54RTY
Hey all and thanks for all the input on such a crazy question. We decided that from a brake technician and or master mechanic stand point that most of these brake conditions on the gm trucks should be addressed. We have decided, until further clarification fro...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2C3ED56F6R
Did a tune up, plugs, wires, coil pack and it runs great. Thanks for you help!
1994 Dodge Caravan 2.5L Wheel Bearing Noise VIN: 2B4GH25K0R
All the replies nailed it on this one, the left bearing was the problem all along. Even though the sound was most pronounced on the right side, it must have been traveling through the transaxle. It's been awhile since we've seen one of these older cars with a ...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B7KF2268W
This one is a crazy one, the vehicle boged down due to the transmission acting up. when the tranny got rebuilt, the tranny shop didn't look very close at the whole picture. They told me that third gear clutch wasn't engaging and they didn't know why. well afte... Trouble codes: P0216.
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L starter VIN: 2D8GP44383
i I got many replies and some of these people tht respond do NOT read help requests fully before responding. Dave [...] and a few others said the PCM was at fault. Diagnostic help was as follows; #1 If there is no communication with scanner (during no stater...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start
Thanks for for all who helped. I noticed that when the engine wouldnt start if I hit the relay box, engine would start right up. So I tighted all relay pins, and applied stablient 22 to pins and replaced fuel pump, and main relays with new ones from dealer. Al...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L radio clock VIN: 2FAHP74W13
Well another one bites the dust. It seems the fix was to replace the radio. Stevefrom New Mexico gave some good info about the vulnerability of the led readout in the radio. The actual fix was to replace the radio. After performing pinout test according t...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA504X3
thanx steve from ontario. it was the coil. i learned alot about mode 6 and the wealth of information about misfires. once again ,you techs that replied are the best, and really know your stuff. i am a lexus tech but when it comes to american cars, iatn is the ...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L rear diff. VIN: SAJHX1741T
Thank you for all of your advice 80w90 oil with the limited slip additive is the way to go. Good advice. -Thanks again Jeremiah
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1J4GW58N6X
checked coolant temp ok, pcv ok. did finally get tps voltage to get crazy. REplaced tps and it's like new . Thanks to all who replied, espically Tom from Sawyer motors. You all were a big help. THANKS!!
2006 Kia Picanto 1.1L Vehicles doesnīt take off VIN: KNABA24336
Hi group. I had change the principal case and the problem was solved. The old case seems perfect but I dontīt know; may be a internal crack in aluminium in forward circuit. Thanks. Ernesto
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11414
So the breather hoses on the back of the intake manifold were both mushy and destroyed, i replaced with LR hoses and the code returned within 15 miles again. It is a P1173 again, anyone have any other ideas? I am going to take some readings on the MAF and it m... Trouble codes: P1170, P1651.
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L coolant Bottle VIN: 1YVGF22D5X
Thanks to those who replied to my request. The customer hasn't had any more work done. I couldn't find a leak at the time of repair, but they have called saying it has leaked on the ground since then. The one fix that had the most replies (4) said that ...
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L battery drain VIN: 4F2YU09162
Hey there and thank you for your replies. The fix was a bad GEM keeping the dash powered to full. Replaced the GEM, But did not check the drain. I saw the dash not go to sleep and thought that the draw was still their. So I panicked, kicked, and pulled my hai...
2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D76
the dealer originally called me and told me there was a fuse missing from the interior fuse box and that i should come and get the vehicle. They called me back about 15 minutes later and told me not to come because it was still runninglike crap but the abs lig... Trouble codes: P2179 (Too lean off idle), U0121 (Loss of communication to ABS).
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L No Start VIN: EA51D3MB37
You guys are great! I pulled the fuel distributor up with fuel lines still attached pushed on the plunger. Injectors still would not spray. Went to salvage yard purchased another fuel distributor attached injector lines and pushed up on plunger injectors spr...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF25F0W
Thanks to all who replied, especially Don and Dallas. Customer has had vehicle for week and a half with no problems. We ended up putting on the fuel shut-off valve. Because of previous posts we also replaced all plastic fuel lines and O-Rings just to make sure... Trouble codes: P0180 (Fuel Temperature Sensor).
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGA43G1X
Well I have not fixed this yet, primarily because the customer WON'T CALL BACK!!! I have determined with the help of you all that the timing chain has about 10 degrees of stretch to it. I cannot line up all the marks. I didn't think it was possible for this...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S0Y
Well, It's Fixed Again. Needed Nothing More Than Another Coil. I Figured As Much & Replies Pretty Much Said The Same. Did Check Plugs And They Were Fine. Maybe Changing All Coils At Once Is A Good Way To Prevent Comebacks But This Particular Car Was The Prop...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G8Y
We have narrowed it down to the immobelizer. customer did not want to put ant more into the car. thanks for all of your help. chris Trouble codes: 1610.
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Heat and A/C system VIN: 4A3AC44G81
Well I am going to call this one a success even though I am not 100% happy with the results. I put the car all back together and recharged the AC system. Still has about 5-10 degree between the driver's side and the passanger's side, but the customer was extre...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on, Intermittent misfire VIN: JN8AR07YXY
We brought the vehicle back in and rechecked evap system for leaks ( passed 020 test )Did not find any leaks. Removed evap canister and inspected thoroughly. Purge solenoid is functioning. Did not find any contamination in lines. Suspicion bad ECM. Customer... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap emissions system vent control circuit), P0505 (iac), P1105 (Fuel and air metering / MAP/BARO switch solenoid), P1400 (EGRC Solenoid valve), P1490 (Vacuum cut valve / Bypass valve), P0300 (Random misfire).
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L keyless entry VIN: 2P4GP44R9T
Thanks to Warren & Paul for responding we still do not have the parts from the dealer to install (national backorder is what I was told) will try to post final update but wont have parts for 4 weeks. Thanks again.
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L convertible top VIN: WPOCA2996Y
most suggested a porsche tool was needed to pull codes,Baum did not have anything available so it will go to the dealer once we finish with the supercharger tuning.I thing that did not work was the driver side flap-there is a technical service bulletin for thi...
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L ABS, Power Booster VIN: JTDKB20U05
Ok, this one is fixed! I came Monday morning, and then updated my AutoEnginuity software and able to reset codes. It seems like the version 6.0 was able to read codes only. Even thought the scan tool showed the option to reset them it was not doing it. Als...
1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start VIN: 1582017717
Went with what Don said and checked out the controller, with it unhooked and power to the double relay found the problem . Had a bad controller thanks for all the help and Don your the best . Thanks all Ed
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