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1999 Acura TL 3.2L smell VIN: 5214542133
Anyone had one of these cars, when the heater is on smell is unbearable, when a-c is on no problems, checked for any small varmits in system with no luck, cant find any reason for this, thought if anyone might have an idea let me know.
2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L 4th pressure switch VIN: 2HNYD18923
D5 light flashing while driving up the road I retreived code 27 (P0873)4th gear pressure switch..Identifix says to check for voltage at the switch I have 10 volts on both third & forth gear switches (its only flagging the 4th gear), it doesnt say what voltage ...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC0324V
Bmw came in on the hook, for a no start. First thing I noticed was the mil wasn't on. I checked all the powers and grounds at the DME. All are there, including the one from the DME relay. I also checked the strength of them with a hollegen bulb. Please help me...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L sparkplug service VIN: BMW530I200
Help I have a 2004 530i and need info on how to reset the sparkplug service reminder in the LCD screen in the center of the dash. I have serched IATN fixed data base and Alldata. All I can find is info on oil life reset. Thanks for your help. Jim
2005 BMW 525i 2.5L Pad wear indicator VIN: WBANA535X5
Hello to all, This vehicle came in for rear brake pad warning. After inspecting found rear pad sensor hitting rotor. Replaced rear brake components; rotors, pads and new sensor. System will not reset. I found one post regarding same concern. I've used the odom...
1995 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1123568452
This thing will boil over at the coolant bottle when the temp get to about 210-220. Have tested the thermostate. And it was working normal. I left it out and retested it. Same thing. The impellor on the water pump are not rusted away. bypassed the heater core ...
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WB55K51
hello buick techs-just wanted to know what im up against on this thing- ive never had this code or problem in my shop before-lites on the dash are blinking like i have the hazards on-relays are clicking under the hood-sometimes it will start and run but then i... Trouble codes: U1040 (loss of ebcm communications)
1995 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L ride control VIN: 1G6KF52Y9S
this concours has had regular struts installed in front eliminating the road sensing struts from factory.it keeps turning on the check ride control message on the dlc center.my question is is there a way to turn off or bypass the message.i found the one on the...
2007 Cadillac DTS 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KD57997
hi all i have this car that belong to a good fried the complaint is lose of brakes and accelerator action i think the car cut off and the brake pedal gets hard and hence the no acceleration i have been driving the car for about 3 days with no problems we check...
1992 Chevrolet S10 2.8L guages and diplay VIN: 1GCC1519RX
hello chevy tech,s, this instrument cluster is digital and only displays the speedo. it started out would loose speedo and others stayed working but the speedo would come back but nothing else. question is , is there a fix , or replace cluster? thanks for any ...
1995 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L Cuts out VIN: 1GBJK34F9S
hi iam loosing my mind this truck looses fuel pre when under a load, i have put on 3 ac delco frame pumps, under exceleration the fuel presure bettween the filter & the main pump drops to 0 ( filter is clear )& the presure bettween the frame pump & the filter ...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L 1-2 3-4 shift VIN: 1GCEC14W9T
got a 4l60e that has only 2 and 3rd.starts off 2nd and good firm shift to 3rd.ran a external 12 v wire to e terminal on connector from b+.have noticed that the indicator for prnd321 doesnt lite up.i can click the a+b solenoids from outside and hear them well.i...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L ac control VIN: 3G1JC1246W
replaced ac rear defrost switch and wiring harness. since then the ac light is always lit but the compressor goes on and off with the switch. all wires are hooked up correctly. i've seen this before on other cavaliers but this is the first one i have been into...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L prindle VIN: 1GCDM19W3Y
I need help guys this truck has no prindle it only lights on acc. when watching the scan tool it will only see crank position it will not reconize acc or run. i also noticed no abs lamp or sir lamp. things I tried ecm,bcm,ignition switch,cluster,prindle switch...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L lifters VIN: 3GNFK16T5Y
Hey guy's I need a little help. A few months back we rebuilt this 5.3l it comes in last week with 6 lifters sacked out but getting oil. We put a set of lifters in it as it warmed up and started making noise again. We ran with the valve covers off and very last...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 4wd VIN: 2GCEK19T4Y
as soon as you clear the service 4wd light , it immediately comes back and checked all the wiring to the encoder and can't get modis to actuate the switch lights or function of the transfer case. the switch lights wont light up at all now. they did the last ti...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L ltft too high VIN: 1GCCS19W71
Hello fellow techs, First off I want to state up front that this truck is, um, modified. (ok it's a pos)It has no muffler or tail pipe and a cheesy looking hot air induction air intake that has no oil on it.It has air bags on all four corners with no shocks of... Trouble codes: P00, 449B
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L battery VIN: 1GCGK13U23
This truck will boil the auxillary battery in about a months time. The customer states that he has replaced both batteries 4 times in a 4 month period. Customer also replaced the alternator with a reman unit from delco and now a new delco. I have checked the c...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L complete sys VIN: 1GCEK19V43
Customer complains that the truck dies randomly under braking or hard turns. He states that there is no rhyme or reason to when it will happen. Sorry about the lack of tests, but he is out of town and wants to bring it in when he gets back next week or so. I t...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56HOY
this car came back on the hook no start, this time the dist cap had a hole burned in it. put a used cap on still no spark check dist with test lite on pin 4 no spark ,bad dist.my question is, are 1996 dist. different ,i had a 96 dist installed it and now it ru... Trouble codes: P0622
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3C8FY4BB01
This car was towed in.After running for about 5-7 minutes will start to spit,sputter and die.When trying to restart it sounds like it has lost compression.When you let is sit for 10 minutes it will start fine and do the same thing again after 5 minutes.This ha...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3C4FY48B64
WE have this PT Cruiser, it was towed in -complaint is it died in interstate. When you crank it, it will try to fire on 1 cylinder(judging by the way it sounds)once in a while. Acts a lot like a timing belt that has slipped a tooth.we pullled t-belt cover and ...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L abs light on VIN: 3B7HC13Z8T
HI Y'ALL! I have this Dodge Ram 1500 pu with REAR ABS ONLY that the abs light stays on. It flashes code 4 when checking at 16 pin connector. I have 5 v ref to the rear abs valve (below master cyl). I tried to unplug module under dash and could not clear codes....
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP448RV
first off thanks in advance for reading this post. vehicle came in with code p0106 barometric pressure out of range. when monitoring the map sensor on scan tool, i get 4.61 volts koeo. intermittenly the voltage will be about .59 volts koeo on the scan tool, wh... Trouble codes: P0106
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Surge VIN: 1B3EJ46XX1
Customer just bought this vehicle but has small problem when you are at an idle and just start letting your foot off or just light braking vehicle will feel like it is chugging there is no data change on scanner engine or trans. does anyone have any ideas or h...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L cruise VIN: 3D7KU28C04
two items requiring clarification. first, with cruise engaged and working after driving .5 to 1.5 miles cruise will drop out and not reengage. shutting off vehicle and reengaging has allowed cruise for short time until it drops out again. no codes and switch...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L abs module VIN: 1D4GP24R05
2005 grand caravan, abs light/brake light always on, no comm. on scanner. unplugged and checked pins for hot and ground tested good. replace module with used one same symptom. this vehicle does have traction control. pins at ebcm 1 and 16 good ground, pins 9 a...
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L speedo VIN: 3D7MX48CX7
thank you in advance for your help. customer called while driving and said that his speedo quit working, the abs light and brake light and engine light came on, transmission was shifting funny, and the brakes felt weak,other than that the truck ran fine and fe...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L All gears VIN: 1FMDU34X8S
Customer had no serious complaints with the transmission before service but was educated that transmission services extend life. After the service he took on a trip and occasionally it would make whining noise like slippage. Next day he's towing a trailer and ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heat VIN: 1FKE856GY5
looking for some help from the ford techs out there.i have a 96 taurus that has no heat.blend door is working and flushed out the heater core.this car has been here every fall and we flush out the heater core and heat works.this year flushed core and flowed go...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Gem module
Hello I have a 1997 F-150 that doesn't go into 4wd, it has shift on the fly. The 4x4 light on the instrument cluster lights up when the key is turned on. I tapped on the shift motor but nothing. I checked codes and have a P1820 in the GEM module, current hard...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L wipers,windows,radio,cluster VIN: 1FMPU18L2X
Came in with no wipers,windows,radio,and the cluster has no mil or other lamps till engine is cranked, then cluster will light up, still no wipers,windows or radio. Under self test with solus, I get the drivers window will come down 3" by there self,and I get ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTRZ15X3X
We have a headache in the shop today. Vehicle stalled on the road and towed into shop, customer concern was a crank, but no start. Vehicle cranks fine and fast. Checked spark and fuel injector pulse. We have no spark and injection pulse only for only two secon...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5142X
Hello all you Ford techs out there. So we have a 99 windstar and the car was towed in for a no start condition. The car has good spark but no fuel. Tested the relay. Removed the pump from the car and gave it direct power and the pump is working fine. The filte...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP66L8X
Ltft1 -25% ltft2 25% at idle come off of idle goes to normal, cleaned maf sensor, PIDs look normal, O2 senors hooked up correctly. Checked for vac. leaks no leaks that i can find new intake gaskets (upper and lower). EGR fine, iac fine, o2 switching correctly,...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P3Y
car came in for smog check, it failed the functinal test due to mil on with the p0171 code present. The emissions are perfect. we are in a basic area so we don't have to check for N0x. we just check the egr functional. at the beginning I thought it was a vaccu... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Ford KA 1.3L alternator VIN: WFOBXXWPRB
Hello everyone , can someone tell me how the alternator is removed on this KA, it looks like the engine needs to come out. Thanks Ron
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D63
vehicle came in with check engine light and code po505.checked power to iac and continuity, all good.suspected iac but you can remove iac from intake and it runs normally. there are 2 ports on intake,top one is a blocked hole and bottom is a through hole to in... Trouble codes: P0505
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1ZVFT80N55
This is a new customer, no history of car. It presented with an inoperable speedometer. The odometer works. We checked all fuses and hooked up our mt2500 scan tool. We get a " no communication " message even when we try to use generic setting. Pulled the pcm a...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 2FAFP71W35
Code will set after car is ran for a few hours. It doesn't always set a code, but usually before it does it will spark knock real bad. Acceleration doesn't seem to be quite as responsive as it should be on take off.Without any other codes or indications of oth... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2)
1992 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W8N
help. got an easy one for you gm guys, im trying to dia no spark condition its got an hei looking 6cyl distributor. checked at coil i got no power to coil and no ground signal when cranking. went in to the module and i can see that my scan tool says 200rpm cra...
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L excessive diesel smo VIN: 1GTGK29F4S
on start up blows excessive white smoke truck is stick shift after running till hot clears up timing in spec reads 14psi boost at idle on scanner actual 2 lbs plugged in another boost sensor not putting it in intake horn still shows 14 pd boost
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L blogs down VIN: 1GKEK13RZX
good evenging everyone. truck came in for no power once warm up , check for codes, none found. fuel presure 55 - 60 at sharder valve . clean map air flow sensor. customer had truck at other garages. they did a complete tune up. truck once warm up will not go o...
2004 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L Misfire VIN: 1GTGG25V54
Hi guys, hope someone has seen something similar to this. Van came in 6 mo. ago with bad misfire on #6 and other 3 midle plugs both sides. Performed injector drop test and looked ok. Ran through motorvac twice and misfires quit. Still had idle rougher than i w... Trouble codes: P0174, P3000
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5647W
this car i have been working on for a while the engine when accelerating cuts out at 4000 rpm, acts like a gm product when in neutral would not go past 4000 until put into gear. i have replaced the tps with a good used one, i have replace the v-tech solenoid, ... Trouble codes: 1259 (v-tech system)
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Stall VIN: JHMCG5650X
i have a 1999 honda accord in my shop and custumer complains in stalls. twice it happened to her on the highway at normal cruising speeds and about 6 time it stalled mybe 20-40 second after she started the car, hot or cold engine. i now had the car for a week ...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6DM58W4Y
This Honda was brought to us after multiple shops have had their hands on it. From what we can tell there has been a salvage yard engine installed. The MIL will flash when ever you get over 2000 RPM, but does not always store any codes. I have seen it throw a ... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 5FNRL18533
Hello all thanks for taking time to read my request. Have a Honda here that is loosing coolant. I pressure checked no external leaks found. I removed all spark plugs and pressure checked it again (looking for any signs of coolant) none seen. I used a block tes...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Electronic VIN: 5FNRL18654
Vehicle first came in for a check engine light. PO740, torque converter clutch solenoid circuit. Tested wiring and finally went ahead and replaced solenoids. Vehicle came back in with a smoked trans, fluid looked like mud. Rebuilt trans and two weeks later, li...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNRDR09X01
Hello Fellow Techs. I have here a vehicle that came from another repair shop for a High Idle Speed, and oil leaks. The oil leaks have been repaired, but I am unable to get the idle under control. There is a fault P0505 - IAC VALVE-AUXILIARY AIR CONTROL (IACV-A... Trouble codes: P0505 (iac valve-auxiliary air control iacv-aac valve)
1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNW4745P
Hi guys, Got a dumb question. We can't find the OBD2 connector on this vehicle. One source tells us its in the trunk under the battery another tells us its in the center console. We even went to the 92 model (prod. date 11-92) and it tells us its located abov...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L oil pressure VIN: 1J4GW58N7X
Hello, Was Wondering if anybody Has run across this problem,while the vehicle is running oil pressure is a constant 40 psi at idle,when accelerating the engine, oil pressure will decline at a steady rate untill it reaches 0 psi, did not notice any internal noi...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L speedometer VIN: 1J4GK48K22
good evening all i have this 2002 liberty here which came in with a check engine light on and the speedometer not working. i drove it and varified no speedometer and lso noticed the odometer was not changing nor was the trip meter. the customer stated this o...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L atc VIN: 1J8GW58N74
Set the temp on both sides @ 77 degrees, floor/vent position, fan about 1/4 of the way up.(this is how I verified the problem but can happen at other settings) After a short drive, 1 of the sides will start blowing cool/cold air, the other side will be fine. A...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L abs VIN: SALMA11403
This vehicle sets codes in just about every ECU all relating to a CAN fault with the ABS system. ABS ECU reports: 1)ABS ECU fault 2)Temporary system deactivation 3) Suspension system CAN fault. Cleared faults and drove car about 20 miles and codes returned. H...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L battery VIN: SALME11424
this vehicle has a draw that ranges from 3 to 6 amps.the only tsb i can find on this vehicle is the hvac has a draw at times but pulled the fuse for it and it will not affect the draw.we haved pulled the fuses one at a time and the only fuses that seems to alt...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L air spring VIN: SALME114X4
My question is how i must presurize manual because i was checking on my tool and i only have height calibration and some actuations but i dont have a presurize mode from the scanner before to down the car from the lift, please help me because i want made the p...
2002 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM82W22
Hello: I got kind of a tough one here. So thanks for taking your time to help. The symptom is the car will loose the temp. guage after 20 - 30 min. of driving, then will shift erratically and hesitate or stall. One time it stalled and wouldn't restart for a co... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cyl 5 Missfire), U1073 (ELEC IPC Code Missing ECT Data), U1262 (ABS Code Communication Protocol Bus Fault), U1073 (ELEC IPC Code Missing ECT Data), U1262 (ABS Code Communication Protocol Bus Fault), U1059 (Communication Loss for Transmission)
2002 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L unknown VIN: 1LNHM82W22
Customer hears a noise coming from the Engine compartment at light throttle between 20mph-35mph when cold. The noise usually last about 3sec-30sec. I did hear the noise in 2 different test drives and both times the noise lasted 2sec-5sec. To me the noise sound...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBJF70H0X
I have spark and injector pulse. Checked crank sensor on lab scope and it is there. I put carb cleaner in intake and that didn't keep it running. I have 180 psi compression, no codes. If I hold the accelerator to the floor it will say running barely and died a...

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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Stall VIN: 2HNYD18633
Thanks to all who replied. My next visit with car was for a valve adjustment, which made sense to me since these Acura's have been noted for tight valves. In fact I had one with similar problems a few months ago with random-misfire codes. That problem turned ... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich condition bank 1), P0175 (rich condition bank 2), P2279 (intake air system leak).
1986 BMW 535i 3.4L clutch VIN: WBADC74046
thanks to all who answered,we drove the car for a few hundered miles and the problem happened last night.checked bracked had no crackes, so looks like clutch master, this is what we thought, but we needed to see for ourself. we are surprized that a brand new...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Air Bag VIN: WBAET37403
Thanks for the help, as most replies said the positive cable was blown out at the terminal and someone had just shoved it together. The body shop that brought this here did not go for repair and elected to take to auction as is. I did later find this info in G...
1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Surge VIN: 1G4CU5310P
This has turned out to be a "simple" problem!!! A lot of very good suggestions from the 20 replys I received. The list of suggestions include MAP sensor, TCC slip, Coil output, crank sensor, TPS, airflow meter,shorting injectors, ruptured fuel pressure reg...
1994 Buick Skylark Custom 2.3L Stall VIN: 1G4NV5539R
I Replaced PCM road tested & stayed in open loop until spprox 165 degrees no stalling..thanks to everyone for you help
1987 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L compressor VIN: 1G6CD1182H
Thanks to everyone who replied. Your input is greatly appreciated. The previous time the A/C would not work, it was due to a bad power module. Due to the cost of a new one, the customer opted for a used one. It lasted about 3 months. This time when grounding t...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KD54Y3Y
Eric you were dead on along with bad thermostat that customer installed from autozone removed bolt / bypass and it was stopped up solid and reinstall with delco thermostat and the car has not run hot since thank to all you guys for your help , but some time yo...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L speedo VIN: 1GNDUO6L7R
Have been waiting for the customer to give me feed back, after pulling the computer down and back probing the output speed sensor wire we drove for 1.5 weeks monitoring the signal and never could get this to act up. I pulled computer connector and tried tighte...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L parking lights VIN: 1GCEK1XS9K
Hi guys, Just wanted to let you all know we cleaned all related grounds,found unrelated fuse blown & let cust.have truck back,as he didnt want to spend any more money. So far so good!Thanks to all who replied!
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16R9T
Several replies said to do a crank/cam relearn, but neither the snap on scanner or the genisis scanner had that option for this vehicle. Both scanners can do it on other vehicles, so I am not sure that is a possible procedure for this vehicle. We did make su... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L gauges, windows VIN: 1G1YY12G0Y
I have to close this fix due to time but I do have positive info to post. The cust. travels alot so he will get the car back in after a while but we are very close to a resolution. Thanks to a tip from Richard [...] contacted the cust. and told him to open the dri...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L engine VIN: 2G1WW12E81
thnks all for your input...after walking away from the car and coming back to it...i test drove it with my nifty carreader tool (WHAT AN INVESTMENT) i noticed, on my computer when i replayed the test drive, checking evey steep (sec) that everytime the car hesi...
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHG31U33
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP64L6L
Here is my fix: I applied vacuum to the to LDP to see if it would hold and it did, then I applied a ground to the middle wire with a amp meter it read approx. 45 50ma, and the vacuum bleed off from the pump which Im assuming is good since this is the inter... Trouble codes: P0456.
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L water pump VIN: 2B3HD46R4W
We put the second water pump on from napa and it has been gone for two weeks. We did not do anything special, just picked out the pieces from the block. Thanks for all the help.
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L door locks VIN: 1B4GP5451W
well its all fixed and my customers can get out of the car with out timing the door locks so the door will unlock - the bcm cured the problem. I ordered an oem and had them program it for me. we checked everything we possibly could so thanks to all that gave...
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1B3ES56C53
The car has extended warrenty, so we are going to send it to the dealer, I think it is something inside the trans, Most everyone said to check the vent, I forgot to say that I had checked that, a few said it was running to hot and that it might have the wrong ...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Transfercase VIN: 1FMPU1SL3X
I found a transfer case out of a Expedition at salvage yard that still had the sensor on. Found on the connector at transfer case,connector number c1019 wire colors on transfer case side are as follows pin 4 Green/blk,8 Gray/red,7 green,2 Blue,3 Green,6 Gray/r...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4048Y
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L cruse control VIN: 1FTPW145X4
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Shifting VIN: 1FTSW21536
Thanks for the replies! The thing that was throwing me off, was the description of the code. I was not associating actuator and solenoid as the same thing. Sometimes it just take a little thump on the head to see the light! Thanks for the thump! I did che...
2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19W9Y
Thanks to all that replied that said the valve and for some of the test info. I had tried all the tests but it was hard to catch it in the act. Finally I did and it was an egr valve internal failure. I had plenty of them go bad but this was a first for an inte... Trouble codes: P00, 405 (egr sensor a circuit low), P0404.
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L ingition switch VIN: JHMEG868PS
Hello, lady decided to go back to the honda dealer as the switch was install about 7 months ago hopefully they can help her. many thanks to all those who responded.
1976 Jeep CJ7 4.2L Park brake strut VIN: J6F93AA071
Got this one rolling...and stopping! Replaced both park brake equalizer bars with new. Fixed rusted adjusters,all shoes and drums shot,stuck park brake cables, master cylinder started leaking fluid out the back while bleeding...just gotta get this one gone! Th...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 11YVFP0DX4
Thanks to all for Replies. This vehicle passd a smoke Test and the .020 leak test. We replaced the purge valve at first bc they do stick usaually. But In this case , Thanks to Paul [...] Indiana, The LDP was intermitanttly Hanging Open, we replaced it and that ... Trouble codes: P0442.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L rear sun shade VIN: WDBRF61J41
Thanks to all who replied. I ended up bringing it to the dealer to code the rear SAM. All is well now.
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: IMEFM53U5X
Hey everyone out there that sent suggestions,went to the bone yard and got another cruise unit,that didn't fix it,checked the cruise release switch next to the brake light switch for the 10th time if you got brake pedal just right it wouldn't work new switch e...
2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3N1BB51D8Y
thanks everybody for the help,the problem was a defective aftermarket MAF senor,got a MAF sensor from Nissan car runs great.
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on, false misfires VIN: 1N4BA41E95
Good replies from Eric,Romain,Thanh,and Dane.Thanks for the input. After much thought and the tsb from an 04 Maxima on the air fuel ratio sensor 2 and a po300 random misfire ,i =I looked closely at the a/f ratio sensor thru all temp ranges. the vehicle NEVER m... Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L no start VIN: 1G3NL52T11
As most of you said, we did replace the ignition switch assembly. After we replaced it we had to perform relearn and car has started fine since. I don't know how they can charge $150.00 for a part that small but car is fix and tomorrow is another day and anoth...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start, module failure VIN: 1G2HX52K8S
thanks for all the help. the customer has yet to return and allow me to test the coils and wires. i bet they'll be back when that module burns out again.
1996 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G2FS22K6T
We Did one fuel injection cleaning procedure. Seemed to help. Have not heard back from custumer. Which is usually good. Thanks every one for the great ideas.
2000 Pontiac montana 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2MECM75W5W
we ended up removing cylinder heads for cleaning & new seals. during the process machine shop found 2 bent exhaust valve due to excessive carbon build up on all valves. thamkyou Trouble codes: P0306.
2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G2JD12T3Y
Thanks guys. I rechecked for running lean at idle,found vacuum leak at intake manifold gskt. Found it strange that when I sprayed some intake cleaner in throttle body, it did not really change the idle, but when I sprayed at the intake I could hear the change ... Trouble codes: P0420.
1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Power Steering VIN: WPOJB0927K
Most replies were to check or replace the filter in the resevoir. Last week I pulled the clip off the plate and lifted the plate up. The filter media was just beginning to get brittle and crumble. And I could see something shiny behind it. I removed the resevo...
1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L overheating underload VIN: JF2BJ63C1L
I finally got the vehicle at my place of work and was able to check things out more throughly.I tried bleeding the system again before i tore it down. I noticed that the right bank got hot sooner and didn't allow water to circulate to the left bank to open the...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 43SBG6850X
hello. someone told me years ago. always check base engine... with all the electronics it is easy to get looking too deeply into a problem and get sidetracked. thanks to all who replied lots of good ideas. checked every lead as they came in. removed left hand... Trouble codes: P0304.
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Engine` VIN: 4T1BG12K6T
Swap was simple and direct. Only had to change the cover and crank gear as the cam sensor in this one is in the distributor. Thanks for all the help guys.
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E1Y
2006 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs vsc VIN: 5TDBT48A26
This vehicle is fixed and needed the ECU calibrated. TSB BR007-06 covers the procedure for zero point calibrating the abs/vsc ecu. Thanks
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