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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L EPC Light ON VIN: WAUED54B1Y
Shortly after we replaced the instrument custer on this A6, the EPC light came on. The codes were P1690 and P1676, both indicating a bulb malfunction (MIL & EPC). The instrument cluster is brand new from the dealer and we coded according to Alldata specificati... Trouble codes: P1690 (MIL electrical Malfunction), P1676 (EPC Warning Lamp)
1989 BMW 535i 3.5L Unknown VIN: WBAHD2313K
used car lot brought this car in it will go from 1st to 2nd than feel as if the brake is depressed than will speed up than slow down as if brakeing again cannot power out of this.i think the clutches have burned together just asking for advice befor tear down....
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WBADM6349Y
Thanks too all how help. I have and BMW that the battery will go dead intermitenly custemer will drive the car every day, after 7+ days the car won't start he go into work or park the car for four+ hours. I have tested the charging system 14.1V 120+amp, Batte...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L 1-2,2-3,3-4 shift VIN: WBAAN92010
Customer complaint of sudden change in shift quality. Went from nice smooth shifts to abrupt clunky shifts and has stayed that way. I have had smilar problems on BMW that were caused by a bad air flow meter. In the past this given me a code to go on. In this c...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Interior VIN: 3G5DA03E34
This Buick is blowing the IGN 3 40 amp fuse with the Wipers on, when it blows the wipers pause then start to work again, the only thing I see not working after it blows is the blower motor... I have not checked anything on this car yet I was hoping that someon...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y62
this vehicle is from a limo company that we service.initially vehicle came in for mil lamp on with noticable miss on two cylinders.found coil towers cracked on both banks.replaced coils and plug boots.now at idle with no run problems,clean idle(very smooth idl... Trouble codes: P0300
1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 2.8L rear brake VIN: 1GKCT18R8J
Customer came with failed inspection for brakes. Rear seals were leaking and shoes were done. Replaced drums, shoes,cylinders and seals. He returned for inspection and failed saying the rear were nt working properly. Rechecked and bled system again. R&R rear b...
1993 Chevrolet P30 Motor ho 7.4L hydroboost/power steering VIN: 1GBKP37N7P
One of the techs here has a Power steering problem with the hydroboost so I am posting it here. When the vehicle is fired up the resourvour is sucked down to empty and we have no power steering past a quarter turn. It also feels like the hydroboost drops out. ...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Detonation VIN: 2G1FP22P4S
Hi Girls and Guys, Thanks in advance for the many replies on this. Based on past experiences on here. I bought this Z-28 from a friend. She bought it new. Problems is it detonates badly under acceleration. I knew about the Dist. problems and just put in a new ...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L rear hvac VIN: 1GNEK13T83
After spending a few hours on this one. i THINK i know whats wrong, would like a little reinforcement before i pull the rear heater box. The rear heater actuator works between 5 and 250 count for the position of the blend door. Well, if i jump the actuator bel...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L gauges VIN: 1GCEK14T44
Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to read this. This truck has some intermittent instrument problems that i thought were in the cluster. The odometer would work when it wanted and some of the gauges would go beyond the scale at times (peg themselve...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Safety VIN: 1G1JF52F94
i got this 2004 chevy cavalier customer complians that after locking the car , after a while sometimes takes 1/2 hour or 3 hours to act up on her which the factory alarm comes on & the interior lights flashs; no codes in the system. all dorrs tested & shows do...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L Safety VIN: 2GCEK19J87
This my dads truck he lost his extra set of keys and remote my question is can we relearn key and remote with out dealer . and what plus or - means on key thanks
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L reverse lights VIN: 1GNFK16367
Hi all, having some troubles with this suburban, the reverse lights stay on-even when driving down the road. I have found that if you tap on the relay box under the hood the lights will go out, then about the 3rd time shutting the car off it happens again. I h...
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C3XY66R5M
ive got a problem with the engine stalling, backfiring, hesitating etc, when the engine is warm. it will run fine once it cools and it gets worse and worse as the engine warms up. once it gets to a curtain point i cant keep it running. no codes came up. the ...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Battery VIN: 3C8FY68B22
Was OK for 2 weeks and the customer left it for 3 days to come back and find a dead battery. Jumped it and drove it in. We tested Charging system is good at 13.84 volts. Battery passes load test. Testing for Draws we found a 5.2-5.7 fluxating draw. Pulled all ...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13Y1T
Truck runs bad most of the time. sometimes will just start running fine , but if you try to give it any throttle it will start running very rough again. I have tried a new computer, ckp sensor, cmp sensor, and have also replace the timing chain. Also the scann... Trouble codes: 1391 (intermittent loss of cmp or ckp)
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Stall VIN: 1B3ES56C83
This neon is driving me crazy. It will stall out at lower speeds or at idle. It acts just like the key was shut off. Normally it will start right back up. The car was wrecked in the front. I have checked and repaired wires, replaced the pcm and crank sensor. U...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 1B7HB11Y93
i could use a little help on this van after short city trips and sitting about 30 to 45 minutes van will cut out when you try and leave a stop it will happen 2 or 3 times clear up and may be good for a couple of days if you go to wide open throttle it sounds l...
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L brakes VIN: 2D4GP44L06
This van has an intermittent groan which sounds like it's coming from the left front wheel, but only during braking at slow speeds and only after the brakes have heated up. Even then, it doesn't do it every time. I took a test drive with the customer yesterday...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU32X6R
fuel pressure is good when starts the trouble is when it don`t there no pressure.other problem is bleed down.fuel pressure stays up w/ no bleed down whatso ever.the relays when i tap box it starts.i`m letting it run for 30 minutes to see if pump is ok w/pressu...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14X0R
vehicle came in with hard/ no start. Retrieved trouble codes and found possible bad MAF. Replaced MAF and vehicle runs but intermittently on initial start up, will have low idle and stall. will restart immediatly and run fine. Have checked and replaced IAC as ... Trouble codes: P0157 (Mass Airflow Signal Too Low), P0177 (EGO Not switching bank 2)
1994 Ford Mustang 5.0L No Start, CRANKS VIN: 1FALP4578R
we are desperate to fix this car.
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Compression VIN: 1FALP42X9V
Car came in running rough and smoking blue smoke. Compression test showed cylinders 2,3,4,5 had zero. All others had 125-150. After wet testing bad cylinders they ranged from 30-50. We pulled all plug wires and they all have spark. Cylinders with no compressio...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Temp guage = cold VIN: 1FMZU35P7W
Hi guys- We have a Ford Explorer- Cant get thru OBD II Emission test- Has code P0125 - No conditions at all-- The Temp guage on dash reads dead cold always-- Grounded sending unit and goes to dead hot-- Guage & wiring appear to work... Replaced both sending un... Trouble codes: P0125 (Insuff. ECT for closed loop)
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L battery VIN: 1FMPU18L1W
I know these newer fords need to time out so modules go to sleep but for how long?The draw I get now is high but not killer.The only things on the gem circuit are the gem and the pats module.Unplugging the pats module drops 5ma of draw.Customer took radio to r...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S3X
car arived at shop with fuel pump relay jumped to run pump removed jumper and check for codes and found p0230 fuel pump curcuit code and p1260 antitheft detected fuel dis able cleared codes and only the p0230 comes back tested fuel pump curcuit and everything ... Trouble codes: P0230 (fuel pump circuit), P1260 (theft deterent)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FCWW37S02
I would like to thank you all in advance for helping me out on this head scratcher! This is a Big equipment utility truck with a big walk in storage box on back. It came in about two weeks ago with complaints of no power and possible misfire. Hooked up scan to... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0310
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FABLWN0Y7
well iatn hope you can save the day once again . this is prob a very basic quest for all of you trans guys but im am not so experianced nor is the tech that tore it down this 4r70w ford. ok this is a shop truck that would neutral out when it would shift into o...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FMEU15L01
Hey guys thanks in advance for your help. this 2001 5.4L ford expedition came in my shop for a crank no start condition. i unplugged the dpf egr sensor and it started. i replaced the faulty dpf egr sensor and it started right up. i let it warm up for about hal...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Abs Light VIN: 1FTYR10D91
ABS light coming on code c1939 pressure sensor.Tested pressure sensor tested ok. Replaced anyways. Light still coming on. Had erratic LF wheel speed reading. Replaced LF speed sensor. Test drove light stayed off for a while. Parked the truck and sat for 4 hour...
2002 Ford F F650 7.2L hydromax VIN: 3FDNF65H12
This vehicle came in with the hydromax electric brake pressure pump running all the time. We replaced the flow sensor and now the pump operates when it is supposed to BUT the amber pump lamp is illuminated and the chime is operated when the key is on & the pum...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWF34F42
Thanks for taking the time to read this Ford diesel techs. this is one of our own tow trucks had a blown high pressure hose that was replaced this morning, filled high pressure resivore but still no start. checked for codes found pcm-idm codes, checked all wir... Trouble codes: P1668, P1670, P1316
2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X83
Hey guys and gals, I have a Mustang that has an appetite for injectors. This car came in in April with a dead miss and PO308 code stored in memory. During testing I found that the injector coil was open so I installed a new Motorcraft injector. I was sceptical... Trouble codes: P0308
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU63K63
Hi group. we got a 2003 Ford Explorer (4.0) with code P0174 ONLY. replaced upper intake manifold O rings, clean MAF sensor,came back after few days with same P0174. on my scanner interestingly I see . FUEL SYSTEM STATUS:bank 1 CLOSED. FUEL SYSTEM STATUS:BANK 2... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W3X
need help on this one, I'm not familiar with domestic brands; , the problem is thar this jimmy won't start when cold. it is not getting injector pulse , fuel pressure is within specs right @the spider. shutting starting fluid the truck runs, and after 3 attemp...
2003 GMC Safari 4.3L Lighting VIN: 1GDDM19X23
I am having a problem with this Safari /conversion van it is a quality conversion but still a conversion van. problem is the interior lights will not go out no matter what . I can access all body parameters and all the doors show open and closed when they shou...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCD723XR
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L engine VIN: 5J6YH28663
This Honda has been well maintained, engine is clean. It is making a noise especially when cold, sounds like it is coming from the valvetrain, but could be anything. Checked valve lash and it was OK. It is more evident under load. There are also times that it ...
2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JHMCN364X5
This Accord/Hybrid will intermittently exhibit a slight but noticable vibration (like driving over ripple stip)in the powertrain after vehicle is warmed up to operating temp. @ speeds between 30 and 50 mph while coasting or under very light acceleration. My gu...
2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCM66586
customer complains about slight hesitation on acceleration.conditions have to be just right to really feel it.acts like a short lean spot or a tps lag. this is a electronic throttle system and we have not had a lot of contact with them.the cable that goes to s...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA31A21
Help!! This Vehicle Was Towed To Our Shop With A No Start Condition After Cust. Replaced Starter. Sometimes Engine Will Kick Back On Starter While Cranking.I Have Replaced Crank Sensors And Spark Plugs. The Engine Will Start After Cranking Several Times. When ...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Glass VIN: SAJEA01U74
i am having a problem locating the proper procedure for resetting the automatic window functions. the windows will not go up or down automatically. the procedure should be straight forward but i can not find them. any help would be greatly appreciated. this ap...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Code 13 VIN: 1J4FJ68SOT
ABS light remains on. Checked the relays and found they are in working order. My scanner doesn't really pull codes from the system but I do get a glance of code 13. Live Data does nothing. Any help would be appreciated
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FT68S4V
Car was towed in for no start. Checked crank sensor signal and looks good. Checked fuel pressure and its good. Checked injector signal with noid light and its lighting. Checked for spark at distributor cap, has no fire. Changed coil wire and still no spark. Ch... Trouble codes: P0700
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L #7 fuse bcm instrument cluster vtss VIN: 1J4G748S5W
vehcile came in wiht battery dying overnite. would start with jump and run fine untill it sat for approx. 8 hrs. traced draw down to the bcm white(middle) connector. if disconnected draw goes away. have disconnected everything in dash..cluster info center ligh...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FF68S0X
Car was bought in to us with an intermittent stalling problem when fuel tank is low. 1/4 tank or less. When customer fills tank, it seems to be ok. We could not duplicate stall in shop or during road test.
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4GL58K62
original problem came in with dead mis. checked compression on all cylinders #2 low compression 50 max. also had check engine light on evap code , lean codes,and muti misfire codes. pulled heads found burt exhaust valve on #2 cylinder took to machine shop had ...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJD73313
Hello all, came in with p0304, did plugs and wires and code is now gone for three weeks now, but the idle is rough. I checked for obvious vac leaks, mounts. it smooths out off idle and runs perfect. fuel trim looks good. any ideas? thanks
1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L ignition timing VIN: 1YVGE22D0T
mazda techs. please help me. this car failed smog inspection for ignition timing out of spec. the timing is 22 btdc. spec is 10 btdc with ten and ground jumpered. when irotate the distributor the timing mark dont move at all. i verified the nark on the balance...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFT80C33
Hi all, Have a Mazda 6 2.3l with a lean at idle code. Has a vacuum leak that can be heard at the intake area. Seems to be coming from the pcv hose located behind the intake manifold. Would like to know if a new hose replacement is a lasting repair or is ther... Trouble codes: P2187
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L power side door VIN: JM3LW28A64
vehicle came in with a driver side sliding door inop condition, the door will automatically close, and attempts to open,( it will begin to release then the alarm goes off.) Upon entering diagnostic mode I retrieved code: 12,15,23,42,43,45,61,63,71,72,73,and 75...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBAD28D8H
Hello Mercedes Tech's, this car idles at 3000 rpm, Tried a new idle valve no good, disconnect and is OK.. The spec's i have for checking the TP sensor are no good. It measures 3.7V at idle and goes to 0 as soon as throttle applied. It also has a hard time star...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA66E5M
Customer states intermitten check engine light on check with impulse contuer, code 7 and code 17 i believe code 17 is 02 sensor shorted to battery plus, but code 7 , i can not found any information on mitchell on demand for 1991 model 560sl, but for 1993 it's ... Trouble codes: 7 (02 sensor circuit short to B), 17
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L abs VIN: 5N1ED28Y7Y
Hello Techs, I have this Xterra 4x4 with the abs light coming on while your driving, it does reset every time you cycle the key, then intermittantly the light comes on with code 17 which is the G-sensor located under the center counsole, I talked to the dealer...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D05
Vehicle brought to me after someone could not fix. I have injector pulse, fuel pressure, and spark all ok. The vehicle seems to be fouling out the plugs. I have these 2 electronic throttle actuator codes but don't know if it would give me this no start conditi... Trouble codes: P1121 (ETC actuator), P1122 (ETC actuator)
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L start problem VIN: 1P3ES46C0Y
Vehicle received as no start, first thought was timing belt then subsequently found head gasket bad. Got engine all back together and runs fine except you have to push gas pedal to start vehicle, doesn't matter hot or cold. IAC readings are all good as well as...
2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G2JB1240Y
this car has a miss on freeway when you crowd the throttle. It only happens when the outside temp is below 35 degrees. car has good spark plugs, wires and newer coils. like i said only happens on freewy at cruise. motor does not have egr valve. fuel pressure i...
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L abs VIN: 1G2HZ54112
Hi to everyone. I have Bonneville SSEi here with an abs/traction control problem. The traction control will activate only when turning a corner, either direction. I can't get to act up sitting still, just after a stop or turning a corner. Trac off light will c...
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L slipping VIN: 1G8ZK5275Y
hi guys, i am replacing the transmission in this car with a used unit (used car lot car) i know there is a difference betwwen single and dual overhead cam engines i dont think i have the right trans for this car the numbers on the bellhousing dont match here i...

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1993 Acura Legend 3.2L Entire ABS system VIN: JH4KA7676M
We basically spent 10 hours tracing every wire that is assoicated with the ABS system. Found connector behind dash between clock and cluster. This was actually part of the security system wiring and was not on the diagram for the ABS. Totally found by accid...
2006 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Signal Light VIN: 2HNYD18656
I haven't closed this post yet because it has not been cold enough here for the problem to arise.Today is really the first day of sub 45 degrees.problem is not ther any more.In repairing a leaf in the blower motor,I also disconnected all the plugs on the right...
1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L climate control VIN: WBAGD8326P
This is one of those someone was in it before and didnt say anything they had put a junk yard water pump in it and then put the hoses back on the watervalves wrong so it would not put heat into the car i dont know why when i unplugged the controler it got heat...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAGH8346Y
thank you to all who replied, we double checked for vacuum leaks and used the formula that Mauro supplied for a specification and found the sensor never achieving proper gps reading at max flow. replaced sensor and engine ran like a top. 107 gps was maximum ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean b1), P0174 (system lean b2).
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L heat VIN: WBAGG834XY
Thank u all for help, As I stated no codes. I took off the combi vavle and it was so filled with crap and no flow. Replaced the unit about 400.00 and charged about 4 hrs labor for repair and all is well. Thank you so much . I also checked the reostat in the mi...
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Broken Rail VIN: WBADN53472
After all our responses from the IATN we recommended to the customer that he replace the sunroof cassette. The customer ended up taking the vehicle to another shop and getting a second opinion on replacing the sunroof cassette. After he got his second opinion ...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L master-slave VIN: 987654301Y
Still can not seem to get the air out. Am purchasing a Phoenix Bleed tool.
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
Thanks for all the great replies. It seems the 94 has to have the injection pump replaced with the module according to the dealer. Have recomended repair to the customer and they are waiting for now.
1996 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJK34J5T
First,, let me say 'Thank You' to all that offered to help, and for the time involved in doing so.. At the present time this truck has been 'relocated' to the back lot behind the less needy, and as part of our on going fleet reduction will have another wac... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEL19W8V
Well as bad as this sounds after sitting over the weekend it fired right up of Monday morning. Even though I had removed 4 plugs, (2 are very tough to get to) cleaned them and blew out the cylinders. The only thing I can figure is I got hosed by very washed do...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L range hub VIN: 1GCHK34R4W
We replaced the worn parts( range hub,range fork )and also replaced the output bushing. I took the pump apart and found the plungers had flats worn on them so I replaced the pump also.The fork and hub didn't look like they had gotten hot at all but the guides ...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Cuts out, 17inch,vac-22iac mot VIN: 1G1ND52J7X
thanks for all the help.some many called the hoses at the purge vavle backwards,correct! i use paint or fingernail polish to mark hoses,the other guy caused a lot of extra work by not being sure,and marking things. pittsburgh is about 1200 feet above sealevel(... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172, P1441.
2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1NE52J72
Thank you everyone for your assistance. You all have helped me tremendously. Yes, it was the theft deterent system. I performed the re-learn procedure and it started right up. We'll recommend a new anti-theft module now. But, at least we've located the pro...
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L engine lubrication VIN: 1B7FL26X9P
Most guys put down that I had a "slugged up" oil pickup screen for the oil pump. This was dead-on accurage. I first tried to do an oil change and found the exact same problem, even though oil, when drained was a nice golden brown. When looking at customer hist...
1998 Dodge Dakota 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B7FL22P8W
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEF14H8G
Thankyou all for your replies. Couldn't see anything wrong with the carb, so just rebuilt it and now all is good. Thanks everyone.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs module VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
Well I have finally finished this vehicle and most of you were right it did turn out to be a bad aftermarket hub assembly. I guess what made it so hard for me to figure out was that I couldnt ever make the scanner clear codes or read data, And a snap-on scanne...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L brakes VIN: 1FMDU34E2V
Thanks to all 16 members. Gus from Arizona, Pat [...] asked about the master cylinder push rod adjustment. That ended up what I did to fix this Explorer. I hadnt run into having adjusting the push rod in a loooong time. That got the pedal up higher, maybe j...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW20F2Y
I want thank everyone especially Charles [...] for the help on this powerjoke, the contribution test on this one does not change any thing noticeable while it is running, so that was working ok. We found a bunch of sand in the fuel filter housing, yeah the on... Trouble codes: P0272, P0603.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, hard start cold VIN: 1FTNXZ1F8Y
All of the replies were great and helped keep us on track and ensure we hadn't overlooked anything. Turned out to be the glow plugs. They were only pulling about 90 amps and should have been pulling 160 amps. Amp clamp and Identifix nailed it down. Guess th... Trouble codes: P1670.
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU17L41
first thanks to all who took the time to respond. Brad from arkansas nailed it with the pcm internal ground check. On mine,pin #91 had 158 ohms and should of had lohm or less. So I replaced the pcm,flashed it and all is well. Thanks again Jim Trouble codes: B2139, U1147, U1262, P1260.
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU93195
Thanks to all replies. Turns out it was exactly what TSB described. Non-datecoded OE plugs shorted out PCM. I replaced 6 plugs, six coils and dealer covered PCM on 8-80 emmisions warranty. Trouble codes: P0353 (ignition coil primary / secondary cyl 3), P0354 (ignition coil primary / secondary cyl 4).
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L transmission range VIN: 1GITUZH224
Thank you everybody, your help was invaluable. I got 11 responses and 10 of them were correct! What a valuable resource this website is! I replaced the ignition switch and the truck runs, works great. No more issues. Thank you so much everyone. I can finally m...
2005 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L heads VIN: IGKF66U05J
Well I didnít need to tear this one down after all. I tried everything that was suggested, but it still would not flow. I tried yet another water pump to see if perhaps I had received another defect, but when I was running the truck up I noticed that the coola...
2001 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L stuck in limp in VIN: 1HGCF86641
I appreciate the suggestions but I really still need a wiring schematic for this transmission and the tcm. I did receive a diagram but it was not correct. It would really help out if I could get a schematic and a flow chart for this dtc since I do not usuall...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L front passenger window VIN: 5FNRL18963
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L heater VIN: SALPV124XX
thanks for all the help on this one. this one was a two-fold problem. checked and bled all the air out of the coolant system and that seemed to help somewhat - the heat started working better, but not the way that it should. we then replaced the blend door ser...
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: SALTL16443
well gang the fix was the ip used cluster arrived today installed all works fine except for the milage the oranginal only hade 60,000 miles on it this one has 118942 i i was hoping that the bcu would over write the used ip but i was wronge any ways for the peo...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81WXV
thanks to all that replied i got a chance today to spend some time on this Lincoln after following the line off the canister under the right front the valve was behind the right front head light replaced valve cleared code so far so good thanks again jeff Trouble codes: P0446.
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L drl VIN: WDBLJ70G6Y
Thanks for all the replies during this repair I earned alot of respect for all those Benz techs because of the confusing wiring diagrams you all have to deal with.Any way the fix ended up being the grd wire in the rf fender which was causing a back feed.Repair...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L no up shift VIN: WDBJF70JX1
Hi iatn member. finally fix the problem. problem was sticking valve body. I sent to my friend's transmission shop he fix the valve body for $150 clear the code and car runs perfactly fine. thank you.
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W0S
As one response stated, I guess this is an odd year. This car had just a solenoid and not purge flow sensor. The sensor seemed to test ok, but replaced it and code is gone. Thanks Trouble codes: P0443.
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM6535S
Hi every one, so the mystique never started, i tried a differnt pcm & icm from a manual car, but no good.i was told from the auto wrecker that the ckp sensor is differnt from manual transmission engine to auto trans engine by 1/8". I asked the ford dealer and ...
2006 Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross 3.7L ecm, fuel pump VIN: 1Z7HC38KX6
Someone had removed transmission and when they reinstalled they pulled the plastic housing from around the wire harness that feeds the pcm, wire rubbed thru casing it to blow the fuse.
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E74
sorry it took so long to reply . i removed converters and car ran great . front converter was breaking apart at lower end. plugged up rear converter . blew out rear converter and car runs great. will have to replace converter later . the odd thing was the car... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Nissan Armada SE 5.6L Rear Sonar System VIN: 5N1AA08AX4
Thanks to everyone for the replies. As most of you stated, the buzzer or "speaker" was the culprit. It should also be noted that this system will not enter diagnostic mode if the buzzer is "open". Testing was simple, mine had a completely open circuit. The new...
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G3NL12T2Y
Thanks for all the replies, finally talked customer into bringing another plastic housing for the ignition coils.He claimed its new O.E.M. replaced it test drove home several days never acted up. Customer has been driving several days.Played ring around the ro... Trouble codes: P301B (cylinder 1 misfire).
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Engine VIN: 1P4GP44R1V
Hello All, I had 9 replies and all said to check the flex plate. We had taken the bolts out of the converter and found no evidence of any flexplate damage. After much time and thought the customer decided to let this one go to the bone yard. Too many miles a...
1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8Z15271W
found out to be crank sensor thanks to all that helped
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BH66532
Vehicle has not been brought back, the owner decided to try the dealer once more even though I mentioned I was trying this resource. Replies received were good. Timing belt may be off a tooth, valve adjustment off, motormounts, vacumn leaks, mass airflow meter...
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