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1988 Audi 90 2.3L antilock brake VIN: WAUHC089XJ
'Antilock Off' light will come on, go back out by pressing switch. ABS pulses at parking lot speeds, very much like a late model a4/a6 with a bad wheel speed sensor does, verified that all wheel speed sensors are good, verified that all fuses and relays are go...
1996 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L starter VIN: WAUAA88G9T
Working on this fairly nice audi cabriolet that had a turn signal problem that was easily repaired by replacing the flasher relay. Turn sigs now fine ,car wont start,activate the solenoid from below, car starts and runs fine ,went to the ignition switch circui...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L xenon headlights VIN: WAULT68E42
complaint: dynamic headlight dimmer control not functioning light is on on dash (symbol description) verifed headlamps to not move/adjust upon movement of car or start up. Run vag com scan get code 01534 - control circuit for left headlight range adjusting m...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L timing chain VIN: WBADD2323V
Installed new cylinder head on vehicle due to overheating condition. My concern is on the secondary chain with spring plate alldata states to rotate sprocket to detent position, and then install vanos unit. I cannot feel a detent. On the version with out sprin...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L central locking VIN: WBAAN37431
Car came in for RF window regulator, RF door was double locked and complaint of "Car does not always unlock with remote". It required removal of door panel with door closed to get into door. We replaced door latch/actuator and W/lifter which resolved window is...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEN33432
Can`t fine the evap. test port on this car. Where is it located? The car set a code P0456 small evap. leak And I am trying to hood up my smoke machine. Trouble codes: P0456 (small evap leak)
1992 Buick Regal 3.8L overdrive VIN: 2GAWF14L1N
Thanks in advance for any ideas. I have this regal that I inherited and am trying to sell. If the selector is in overdrive the car seems to go into neutral when stopping and turning. If shifter is in regular drive this problem doesn't occur. The car doesn't di...
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L control head VIN: 1G4CW52L1R
I really need help on this buick. I have replaced the control head and checked all power and grounds, all appear to be good. Control head is black at all times. It appears to be in default mode ( a.c. compressor stays on and blows out defrost)Unit will beep wh...
1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4NJ12M2T
customer said car wouldn't start after driving for a long while then stopping at store then no start.cranks over good but no start.i have not had this problem but this morning the car will start then stop running aka start stop.hope some one out there has seen...
1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L prnd12 lights VIN: 1G4NJ52M6T
got this car in customer complaining of no shift indicator on dash you can see indicator flashing very faintly. i cannot not find this prndl module that alldata says there is. i have basically the whole dash apart in the center on and around radio area etc. pu...
2001 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 2G4WS52J11
I have a misfire on this 3.1 that only occurs after it is in closed loop, it almost seems that it is at Rev Limit during accel? Misfire monitor shows multiple, however cylinder #1 and 2 seem to be affected most. NO head leaks. Plugs are new, tried a new module...
1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS53B3N
customer said when driveing , some times dash acts up speedometer stops working,transmission shifts like its in high gear car cuttts off .the car would not stay running for us at all i could hit computer when car whould idle it would act we replaced ecm ...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, multiple codes VIN: 1G6KD54Y2Y
i think it needs ckp sensors but wanted second opinion or more . Trouble codes: P0300, P335, P0336, P0386
2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L theft system VIN: 1G6KF57912
PLEASE HELP !!! We have a 2002 Cadillac Deville DTS and when it came in it had a dead battery.So I replaced the battery and then we had a crank but no start. I pulled codes P0340 cam sensor ciruit,so I tested the cam sensor and it was not sending a signal to p...
1994 Chevrolet p30/Winnie 7.4L brake pedal VIN: 1GBLP37NOS
Hi All got a low (3/4) spongy pedal before & after rear pads, blocked off front calipers, pedal 80 % better, teardown front calipers, grease sliders,ck wbrngs, all ok not flexing no wear VERY low miles this is first brake job, rear shoes down to nothing, front...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G1FP22P2R
Vehicle is failing Nox at cruise. Cut off is 408ppm actual is 599ppm. Found EGR not being commanded on during test. I can not find what criteria has to be met for egr to be commanded. Egr does function properly when manually grounded from PCM. Pre Cat readings...
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25W1X
This van came in running very poorly. The problem was excessive corrosion on and inside the VCM and no 5V ref. to the MAF. Replaced the VCM, (aftermarket, per customer request). Now have the 5V ref. I followed the Pass Word relearn procedures provided by Mitch... Trouble codes: P1361 (Theft System Pass-Word Incorrect)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCEC14WOX
Greetings Gentlemen This truck will cut out hard intermittantly, usually cold. I have put hundreds of miles on it in the last 45 days or so during different visits to the shop. Yesterday I actually got the eng. to cut out with the clear signs of a bad crank s... Trouble codes: P0339 (CKP CKT. Intermittant)
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK5285Y
we have tested through the diag charts we tested the cannister purge valve, the canister vent valve & wiring to all the testing process wants me to preasurize the tank I have no way to do this is there any other way? Trouble codes: P0440, P0441, P0446
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCHC39U53
help!!! this 3500 series van will not idle, fuel trims are in the negative -15 to -20. it is not the fuel pressure regulate, i pulled the vac line and no fuel at all. the idle will surge up and down and 90 percent of the time it will stall at idle. driving at ... Trouble codes: P0175 (rich bank 2), P0172 (rich bank 1), P0154
2005 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 5.3L rear ac lines VIN: 1GNFG15T75
alright Boys and Girls, i need too replace the rear ac/ heater lines for the rear ac du to a leak on one of the line holders. My question is that alldata only cals for 1.5 labor to due theses but i see no way to do them without removing the gas tank plus once ...
1995 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 4C3AK42NOS
They towed this car to us; no start .The customer notices shaking yesterday, after park he couldn’t start. We check with scanner (MENTOR OTC) no communication with computer .All fuses are ok, has injector signal, has fuel pressure, but no spark. Has power and ...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L vibration in reverse VIN: 1C4GP64L3T
Hi Chrysler Transmission Techs we have a 1996 chrysler town&country van when setting at idle we get aslight vibration when shifted to reverse that gets worse asthe vehicle gets warmer it does it only in reverse we have checked fluid condition was good also no ...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Radio & Blower Motor VIN: 2C8GP64L13
Thanks for taking the time to read this post. This van is driving me nuts when you first start the van the radio (i should say speakers) and blower motor will go on and off at the same time. This last for about 30 to 45 seconds then does fine.The light on the ...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L SRS light on VIN: 2C8GP54L95
I know there are other postings on this subject but I will be specific. This chrysler was hit lightly in the front and in the right rear quarter. Mostly cosmetic. Now there is a SRS light on. I have a Modis with 7.4 running and a starmobile. The starmobile doe...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L exhaust smoke VIN: 3C3AY75S55
check engine light on and misfire #4 plug fouled with code p0172 after car warms up a little heavy smoke out of exhaust and engine is 2 quarts low on oil --antifreeze good--smoke is oil does anyone out there know a good way to check turbo seals or seen smoking...
1997 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Ignition and EFI VIN: 1B3ES47Y2V
This car came in on the hook, stopped for the girl. Initial spark and Fuel injector pulse upon first crank cycle, EFI will pulse once and spark is there also but then both quit. Timing belt has been changed in the last 1 1/2. Snap-On tools says I have crank an...
1998 Dodge Avenger 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AU52NOW
Recieved car from cust detailing prev repairs, typical 2.5 story idles rough mil on stalling etc. Pulled misfire codes and one for 4-2 shift(? havent dupl that one) and rich code po175. Checked data stream found iat reading [...], pulled it all carboned u... Trouble codes: P0175, P0302, P0303
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L abs module VIN: 1B4HS28Z7X
Hi every one Hope fully you guys can help me out. We have a 99 Dodge Durango With a abs lamp on. Code 65 . We have check the controller wiring and check for shorts as per alldata.Everything checks out. Usally the abs comes on while driving and i can erase the ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, High idle VIN: 2B7HB11X92
We have a B series van that came in for high idle condition. It seemed to be of vacuum leak variety. We first replaced the IAC motor as a first step. No change. We then replaced the intake manifold gasket and related gaskets and intake bolts. A thermostat and ... Trouble codes: P0121, P1294 (Target RPM not achieved during drive idle condition)
1994 Ford F800 5.9L Hydroboost VIN: 1FDNF80C1S
This vehicle came to me after someone had replace mastercylinder and bleed brakes. Now with engine running and foot on the brake pedal, BRAKE(red) light is on and Brake MTR(amber) light is on and the waning chime is going off. The pump is runnning(hydroboost) ...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L a/c pressures VIN: 1FALP52U9R
compressor engages and low side goes down to 20 psi and then compressor kicks off. also high side goes up to 325 psi. cooling fan is running and running water over condeser does not help. with low pressure swithch jumped low side pressure will go below 10psi. ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L steering predictability
Greetings Ford wizards, this F350 w/single rear wheels has got us on the ropes and won't let up. This construction company pickup came in for a severe front end vibration and tire wear that was so bad that if you drove over about 40mph you took your life in yo...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46F0Y
We Installed a Complete Jasper engine (w rebuilt injectors all sensors turbo ect) a few months ago truck left the shop with no issues until. A few months later truck is towed back in no start with a bad injector driver we replace it and truck drives away unti... Trouble codes: 1280 (Injector Control Signal), P0470 (EBP Sensor Malfunction)
1996 Geo Metro 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2CW971N6DK
this car tow in with stall on acceleration idling fine soon i put in drive it and give gas it had no power and stall restart running fine only happen when in drive no code data look good good spark and fuel compression ok fuel pressure ok any help appreciate
1993 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19K5P
This truck will run good sometimes and sometimes not, we have found a pattern to this madness, but dont have a clue on how to fix it. We have replace the ecm, and and the coolant sensor, on the manifold, replaced the rear engine ground, removed the front groun... Trouble codes: 14 (temp signal shorted or low), 54 (fuel pump relay circuit)
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEC14W7Y
has spark has fuel pressure has injector pulse all injectors ohm 11.7 to 11.9 will start and run with fuel poured down the throttle body has injector pulse checked the fuel for e85 it checked ok for gas and truck will run on the fuel out of the tank when poure... Trouble codes: P1106 (map high)
2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Cruise control VIN: 1GKDT13535
Cruise control just cuts out when driving (seems to only happen when load is put on engine/going uphill/accelerating) and very intermittant. No codes for cruise (just replaced air pump solenoid but not unrelated matter CODE#P0401). Help please!!! Michael
2005 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L traction control VIN: 1GKEK63U15
i got this truck came with code c0455 & traction control light & service steering system, when the truck stops or make a turn not all the time, the tractuion control message comes on & the truck loose acceleration, anyway i replace the steering postion sensor ...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7656N
Good Morning Fellow Techs, I have a strange problem with this Honda. Came in with a no start on hook Monday. It started right up and ran great. Finally got no start. When checking Ignitor had cap off with key on had fire jump in cap without cranking. Has anyon...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KM85B12B74
Vehicle came in with a P0340 code after going through the normal service checks to determine condition ie power source, referance voltage from ECM and ground I replaced the Cam Sensor. Vehicle came back after the customer picked up. He changed the oil and repl... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit)
2006 Hyundai Tiburon GS 2.0L cruise control VIN: KMHHN65DX6
Hi Hyundai techs, Yes this car came to my shop for an inoperative cruise control. This cruise control system isn't in touch with the pcm, it's working on it's own with a cable attached to the trottle body. I really triple checked all the wiring going to the s...
1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31A1W
Vehicle engine with a intermitent lack of power. Pulled several codes PO325 and PO330 Replaced the fuel filter. It duplicated the same problem. Removed the fuel line to install a fuel pressure gauge. Engine cranks but does not run. Checked and there is no fu... Trouble codes: P0325
2006 Infiniti M35 3.5L Reset Procedure VIN: JNKAY01F97
Infiniti techs we have rotated the tires on this 2006 M35x and we can not get the tire pressure monitioring system to reindex the tire positions. We have the Snap-On reset tool, but have not been able to reset the system with it. Do you have to put system in a...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L system VIN: SAJHY1745L
I appreciate ANY ideas on this one. We have had car for at least a month and a half. Came in with no cooling and compressor locked up. Installed new parts and flushed system (DURA 141). Can not get it to cool. Has a new fan clutch. Heater core is blocked off. ...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L abs module VIN: 1J4FF48SXY
Abs light on steady and have no communication to scan tool.have tried another tool, same thing. Power,grounds,continuity good to all wires to module. Have tried 2 modules with the same results.HELP!!!
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L abs modual VIN: 1J4GW48S61
I am running out of information on this and need help.This jeep came in with only the red brake light on in the dash. I checked the e-brake it is off..i scanned it and lvel voltage is 0.00volts and also got code 50 brake fluid level low. I checked fluid it is ...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L wipers VIN: KNDJD73383
has any body seen this before mitchells wiring diag. is not very good on the wipers
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Ignition VIN: SALMB11423
This vehicle came into the shop and this is the problem. It starts and runs fine, till you remove the ignition key from the lock. After you reinsert the key into the ignition switch, it won't turn unless you disconnect the battery for 10 seconds or more. Then ...
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L MIL Lamp on
Hello Lexus techs, need a little help if at all possible. Have this 2001 LS430 that is setting a p1354 for vvt function bank 2. With the Lexus scan tool I can command the bank 1 vvt oil control solenoid and the engine runs rough, but when commanding bank 2 the... Trouble codes: P1354
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L air suspension system VIN: 1LNLM9746R
car came in fully on the ground , owner stated that if he powered up relay car will stay up for 1 month. we had issue getting that to happen but suddenly we were able to get compressor running and car lifted all the way up at all 4 corners. we could not get it...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W3T
we replaced leaking air bags with coil springs. now the check air suspension light is on. i am inquiring on what the best way to make this light go out after replacing air bags. any help would be greatly appreciated!
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A6Y
hellow everybody.sorry to boder you but i'm having a hard time trying to diagnose this problem. any help will be apreciated. this car is here for a misfire. check for codes no codes found.fuel pressure is about 40 psi,good spark,good injector pulse.check compr...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L 3rd. shift VIN: 1LNHM86S21
I repaired a Jaguar before with a repair kit from Sonnax this is a lincoln LS and the symptoms feel like the Jaguar. The spring was broken on the valve body. Has anybody run across this particular code and had a succesful repair ? All the gears ecxept third ar...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L cruise control VIN: 1LNHM87AX2
Hey guys I need some help with this Lincoln. Customer brought vehicle complaining of no air conditioning and cruise control erratic. Code P1595 -cruise switches high input. Testing revealed the PCM was not grounding the a/c relay. We explained to the customer ...
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L air bag VIN: JM1NA3510M
Car comes in with a flashing air bag light. I inform the customer that it will be expensive and suggest not fixing it, but she really wants her air bag. I check system as per flow chart from AllData. It has me checking continuity of the wiring harness fromm th...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Electronic VIN: WDBBA48D5K
I am having trouble with this A/C system. I am not getting power out of the A/C pushbutton control unit to the compressor. I have identified the output terminal that powers up the compressor clutch, #12, black/red wire. The car came in with a rebuilt pusbutton...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L horn always on VIN: WDBRF64J21
On the car above the horn blows whenever the key is turned on. We replaced the front sam module and the problem is still there. Pulled the air bag with horn switches, also pulled the clock spring, horn still blows. Any mercedes techs out there have any other i...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ65G12
hello iatn members,as you can read have the benz,with evap leak p0455 lrg leak,any rate check over all the lines and hoses with the eyes everything looks ok from what i can see,all data don't give much info or flow chart to follow,had the dealer fax a evap sys... Trouble codes: P0455
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Serepentine Belt Tensioner VIN: WDBRF40J65
Vehicle make a rattling noise during start up when A/C is on, most noticable at cold operation. It is a rattling noise, looks like the tensioner is weak causing belt to slap, causing the noise. Rattling noise occur most frequently when Air Condition is on. Onc...

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAULC68E72
after spending more time driving and scanning, I realized that the code will set anytime the car passes 4000 rpm. I also noticed slight fluctuation in the tach needle along with the intermittent bucking. after checking the circuits, I replaced the crank sensor... Trouble codes: P0011, P0321.
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: WBAHE2320R
Many thanks to all that responded. I cannot believe the number of responses! Customer declined any further work, but I think we have a sick motor. At one point we were unable to start vehicle. Wet plugs and compression at 45 to 55 lbs. Cleaned plugs and added ... Trouble codes: 1213 (O2 sensor control 2).
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L aux fan VIN: WBAGH337XD
sorry about this taking so long, but we were waiting on a used control head to try which did'nt make any differance. we went to the bmw web site and paid for a one day subscription and found about the same info that we aready had on shopkey. in the shop key we...
1989 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54C3K
Thank You everyone who replied. I did replace the O2 sensor like most said. The problem was still there in open loop. So I called the Hot line. The tech there said to pull the O2 sensor to keep it in open loop and power brake the vehicle. At the same time...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L3R
Hello and thank you for all of the great replies. please read the full fix as this car had some very strange symptoms that may be very helpful in the future. The fix here was replacement of the computer. We installed a remanufactured computer and the car has b... Trouble codes: P0406.
1978 Cadillac Seville 5.7L No Start VIN: 6S69B8Q486
Thank you all for the information, wiring diagrams, and personal experience in fixing these systems. Well after verifying all the needed inputs and outputs and still no signal on fuel pump circuit feed. We decided to go with the Vega oil pressure sending unit ...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L bucks/jerks VIN: 1GNDX03E8Y
Well thanks to all who took the time to read and respond to this one. Most responses were suspecting the torque convertor clutch as the culprit but this bucking/jerking was much more severe than your typical torque convertor engage/dis-engage, plus we had veri...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L No Shift VIN: 1GNDX03E7Y
I apoligize for the late post. I assumed my boss closed it and we all know what happens when you assume. Well first off I would like to thank everyone for their help. Since i'm not a trans tech, I was working this one kind of slow. I pulled the tranny and wait...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L ignition switch VIN: 2G1WF55K51
thanks again everyone switch was the problem nice to have bay back again hope to be able you all one day
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L tpms light VIN: 2G1WF55E23
thanks for your help on this one. This tpms system use the abs for tire inflation info. The light switch option does not work either. the light has stayed out by disconecting the abs module. the customer is going to talk to the dealer that programed the vi...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L tensioner VIN: 1GNEK13Z53
After recieving 20 replies-bulk of which suggested replacing compressor, customer decided to wait till spring to replace compressor to get best use of warranty since she won't be using a/c much this winter.Dan from Tennessee said probable broken reed valve cau...
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Sport 3.5L out put seal VIN: 1GCDT13626
Found that the SKF seal is in no way even close to OEM seal. The GM seal looked to be a lot better seal. We installed the OEM seal and set customer out. Bearings were good, nothing out of the ordinary with the axle shaft, vent is clear. We will see what happen...
1988 Dodge D100 Custom 5.2L hard start VIN: 1B7FD04Y2J
well thanks for all the replies one person got it close. On the fuel sender between the steel lines and the top of the sender there is a rubber o-ring that blew out.So even if you replace the hoses you wont fix it you have to unscrew the lines in the top of th...
1995 Dodge Stratus 2.4L goes into limp mode & code 21 VIN: 1B3EJ46X0S
Hi all! Thanks for your help. We rechecked the wiring & connections between the solenoid assembly & tcm and resistance in the new solenoid assembly & no problems found there. After reading about so many problems with tcms, we replaced the trans. control module...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, undocumented code VIN: 2B3HD46RXY
Thanks for all the help, it was an intermintant coil AND the cam sensor was loaded up with sludge, we cleaned it, it ran better but flagged the sensor again, so we replaced with new one, put the old coil back in a diffrent spot and it flagged it in the diffre... Trouble codes: P0340, P1391.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU16N12
the fix was the pcm. they took it back to the dealer and the charged them $ 1,200. $700 was to diagnoise the problem. Thats really sad that the dealer took that long to find the problem when i even called them and talked to the service writer. i gess thats why...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L high idle VIN: 1D7HU16N82
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L fuel pump runs on VIN: 1FTCR10A5M
thanks to every one who replied. unfortunately my customer decided to donate the truck to charity and bought another. I would like to especially thank Eric [...] for his reply you not only said replace this but explained why and how things work. I believe the ...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Surge, hard shiffting VIN: 1FDKE30M3P
thanks for everyone advice. i replaced ecm and performed the set up for fipl sensor and it took. no more codes and truck shifts smoothly. again thanks
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L 2 gear, 4 gear VIN: 1FAFP663XW
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
Hello everybody. Thanks for the replies on this one. Most said to change the DPFE Sensor. I did and it works great now. I did notice a voltage reading with KOEO at less than 1 volt. With new one on it read 1.01 volts. I waited a few days for the cust to get a ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient flow), P0402 (EGR excessive flow).
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Surge VIN: IFAFP6615X
got a call from customer to day saying that he is trading the contour for a toyota.he would like to thanks all the techs who try to help solving his problem.again thanks everyone taking time to help me out I really want to fix this one.and learn from it
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35PX6
Thank you to all replies.FICM was the problem.Customer unsure if they want to repair it or not.Lots of issues with this van.Sorry for long delay.AGAIN THANKS TO ALL,IATN IS THE BEST. Trouble codes: P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P0273, P0276.
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U76
We finally got this to stop throwing the code. We set the sychronizor to 0 degrees instead of 38 degrees like Mitchell said (the other 06 Taurus was set at 38 degrees too). We are assuming the timing chain has slop in it or jumped a tooth. The puzzler was t...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMES16561
well finally got to the bottom of this and replaced the purge valve even though it never failed during testing, however light has not come back on. thanks for the help Trouble codes: P1457 (evap leak canister area).
1995 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHJF33M2S
thanks to all who responded and helped,without your replies i would not have solved the problem.i check the old iac valve in the car and found an open circuit between pins 5&6 and this caused the driver in the ecm to fail.installed ecm and the problem was solv...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JNRDR09Y21
I appreciate all that replied to my request. The majority were right on the money, even though no codes were set and the data stream looked good, I changed the MAF sensor and problem went away.Again thanks to all that replied, Eddie
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Stall VIN: 1J4GZ48Y3W
Replaced Battery and cable ends. Seems ok now, customer has not call back so it must be fixed...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L gauges
Hello everybody After looking very closely at the ign.switch,I took it apart it was burned inside! I also checked the lockcylinder very carefully. I found tool marks on it and some body drilled a small hole in the body!! I turned the key several times and it...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Shift Selection VIN: JT8UF22E5S
I can honestly say that I would not have thought of the trunk hinge harness myself. However when stated in the three replies it made perfect sense to me. A quick inspection in the trunk answered the problem. There were two wires rubbed bare and touching one ...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L vent control VIN: 1LNHM86S24
thanks for all the help,replaced control head still had problems(intermitantly)remove control head ck connections tighten connection.a/c works fine.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA57E7T
the customer showed up with two reman throttle bodies and the p.o.s. is gone with a request to not bring the car back again.its bad enough our industry is hurting but to loose so many hours on a car like this is unacceptable and we plan to leave these jewels t...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L radio VIN: 1ZWHT61L4X
Thank you for the 3 replies. We put a noise capacitor on the alternator and that fixed it!
1995 Mitsubishi Expo 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AD59G9S
customer decided to drive it till it dies the way it is thanks for all the help if car returns i'll post update Trouble codes: P0340, P1500.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51A41
hello everyone well got this one fixed, thanks for all the great help, rechecked all power and grounds, rechecked the maf sensor, o2s, fuel pressure etc, bit the bullet and ordered a pcm, installed and then had to program and perform a idle relearn and car run...
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNNF52E63
Due to fuel customer was refilling with. Ran vehicle to empty anf refill the tank and everything is accurate now thanks to all again. Trouble codes: P0420.
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z9Y
Hi, and thanks to all who responded. Unfortunately, though, I was unable to fix the car. The customer decided to take his chances and just run it for awhile, so for the moment, we've done all we can do. However, here's what I learned- The car seems to ac... Trouble codes: P1460 (Immobilizer Active).
2003 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L electronic steering VIN: 1G8AV12F43
I was never able to duplicate this issue. The customer took this vehicle for several days and never did experience the issue again. I had 3 replies and all were good info but need to duplicate the issue for proper diagnostics. Thank You for all your time. ...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L engagement/2/3 shift VIN: JF1SF63571
Thanks to all responses,sent tranny back to rebuilder and they installed a 3rd subaru valve body assy,and it shifts great for now,hopefully this one will last more than 1 week. Thanks again Darren
2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG63614
vehicle has not reset code in last 5 drive cycles. Prior to that I saw p0420 set in in 2 drive cycles and set pending in 1 drive cycle. but since then after 5 cycles pending has cleared and all mode 6 data passed. All drive cycles were ran under as close to id... Trouble codes: P0420.
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