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1997 Acura CL 3.0L steering pump VIN: 19UYA2240V
Have a acura that is about to drive me crazy. Vehicle arrived with power steering pump whine and low fluid. Topped fluid of with honda fluid so I could find a leak. Noticed that the fluid would overflow out of the resevore when the wheel was turned both direct...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L temp gauge
Help, sometimes the temp. gauge pegs out hot and coolant level low warning comes on. can cycle key and gauge works fine. was told by customer that other shop said wiring harness on engine is bad. my question is why would the coolant from the radiator blow out,...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Temperture Gauge VIN: WBAAN37471
Hi all,I think I have two different issues.First the temperture gauge after a cold start-reads in the blue,then after the engine idles(about 3 mins.) down the needle quickly sweeps all the way to the red,then if you shut the engine off and restart( Issue 2) it...
2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K73
I have checked and rechecked components to and from the pcm. To include the Ignition switch. This car seems to just shut off periodically. It is like someone turned the key off. The power to the dash stays on though. Fires right back up with out turning off th...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L battery VIN: 1G1AY0787E
hello everybody im here looking for help ihave done everything i can think of. i have a 1984 chevy corvette and the battery drains over night i have pull every fuse, relay, module, pcm and alternater wires and still has the draw. i pull the facture alarm out a...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Axle Seals VIN: 2GCEC14K4L
I cannot get these Axle Seals to stop leaking. I have tried every brand I can find. The Axle shafts are not worn, everything seems tight. Vent is open. I even used a smoke after installing the last set of seals. No smoke, flow meter went to zero. Also no noise...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEK14Z8P
O.K here's the skinny!! Truck came in to my buddies shop with a stalls at idle condition. Bring it off idle and all is well, but let it idle and it goes very rich and stalls. It will restart only if in clear flood mode. Here's the interesting part, with the MA...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L fork VIN: 3456987654
Hi Guys! This one is making me crazy. It is my business truck, a 1994 chevy s-10 4x4 with 5 speed manual. I changed transmission (new venture 3500 pro rebuild) clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, clutch fork, clutch master, and slave cyli...
1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Timing cover VIN: 1GNDU06E2V
Hey techs. Heres something I haven't had to do before and had a question about it. There is this Chev Venture van with a 3.4L engine and the timing cover is leaking coolant. I even worked as a heavy line technician at a Chevrolet dealer for several years and n...
1998 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCFC29S1W
Truck idles poor sometimes, no codes, when you give truck a little bit of gas it just takes off and hits the governor. The key will turn the truck off everytime, so its not running away on oil or something else. Its defiantly a fueling problem I graphed the A...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L security module VIN: 1G1ND52M8X
Typical GM security light flashing and no-start till light goes off. looking to bypass module. Previously worked at a GM dealer and we would temporarily bypass for movement till module could be replaced. Need to know how to permantely bypass the security modul...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Automatic Transfer Case VIN: IGNDT13S42
Thanks to all in advance for your time, I know it is valuable and scarce. Customer brought vehicle in, said it was "hopping" around corners like it was stuck in 4 wheel drive.(This is an Automatic Transfer Case vehicle with switch on dash 2wd/Auto/4hi/4lo)She ...
2006 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNDA13D06
Her only complaint is the check engine lite is on, and intermittenly will "lose power-steering assist". I drove it. Seems to run o.k.,shifts o.k., and steers like it should. Freeze frame on the P0700 showed a fairly cold start, (coolant temp was 127 and vehicl... Trouble codes: P0700 (transmission control fault), U0073 (bus line fault)
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B7KF2672V
hey guys the mechanic at the shop of the customer has put alot of new parts on this truck. I have cheked all of his work for possible problems. Any way the truck will only idle very poorly and as soon as you touch the gas pedle it dies. the ex. smells very rit...
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4B3AG52HX2
Hi all and thanks for the help. This Stratus came in with a "will not idle complaint." This was true, if you did not hold the throttle open, the car would start and die. I checked for codes, there were none. I removed and ohmed the old IAC and found a problem....
2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L tcm VIN: 1B3ES46C82
Problem with TCM, sent to the Dealer to see if they could reprogram it or it had to be replaced. Dealer stated that with the internal error, it would have to be replaced. Asked if they could program another used TCM, dealer stated no, it already had a VIN in i...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25B13
customer came in with cel light on. code p0440. i checked and found 0 tsb's. so i went ahead and checked the evap system for leaks. i used a redline smoke machine. pressure stabilized and found no leaks. im not sure what could the problems be. ive seen ldp's (... Trouble codes: P0440 (evaporative system leak)
2003 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2YD54233
This unit is a non starter unless given a shot of ether then fires instantly and runs well until its shut down then a no start either hot or cold. Since many hands had been in it we revised the past RO's and info the customer paid for at other shops as a precu...
1978 Ford F-250 5.8L leaking at axles VIN: F26SNAJ018
Replacing ball joints, and going to stop it from leaking from where the axle goes into the housing. looing at alldata but it only goes back to 1980, and thats a twin I beam, this is a solid axle. How would it leak, can't see a seal unless its behind the ring g...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15H1L
This truck was towwed to shop I was told it ran the day before. I have no spark or injector pulse and the scan tool will not read, I unplugged spout connector and no change, the fuel pump relay and the ecm relay appear to be working correctly but the wires are...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
installed rear brake shoes and wheel cyl. on the truck. after adjust and bleed, pedal very low and soft. replaced brake master cyl, rebled the system. pedal better but still low and not firm. seen this once before on older gas car. ended up being the brake pow...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FTSS34F3W
Customer stated vehicle lack power until very warm. I checked the code with no engine light on, boost pressure not detected was the only code. I found one of the manifold exhaust pipes with a bad gasket and thought this was the problem and repaired it. I servi...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1FAFP5351G
This Taurus came in with a complaint of low brake pedal, and the ABS light staying on. We replaced the wheel cylinders, and rear shoes; taking care of the low pedal. The ABS had stored a DTC C1266, "power circuit failure", only step in the test is to replace t...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU72E11
very intermittent crank no start, acts like it's flooded. pulled new spark plug to inspect(black). tends to happen more cold than hot. have got fuel pressure gauge, noid light and spark tester hooked up trying to catch concern. won't act up. exhausted all know...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 3FTNW21F61
had vehicle come in about 4 months ago for this problem but could not duplicate at that time. customer brought back after a couple of weeks later complaining of the overdrive light blinking and at that time we scanned and test drove and found that sometimes th...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F21
We have a nostart cold f450 in the shop and we think we either have bad injectors or a bad IDM. Scanner shows a very high control pressure of 5000psi which could be computer generated from the no start. When we first crank the engine the pressure regulator cli...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FDWF36L11
Went and picked up truck this morning and started rough but smoothed out and drove fine back to shop about 15min. drive. Let it set for a couple hours and went out and put scanner on it see nothing out of ordinary other than long term fuel trim is -25% on both...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L airbag VIN: 1FTSW31F31
The truck has an airbag light that continually flashes a code 16? With scan tool code B1925 came up. B1925 description is passenger air bag circuit short to positive. We have tried erasing code and it returns immediately. We have disconnected connector at ai...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2AD8214853
i have a 02 windstar that needs a fuel pump.problem it has a full tank of gas. cannot find way to drain the tank. maybe i have to take it down full. if some one has a way i would appreciate the help thank you.
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Lack Of Power VIN: 1FMPU16536
On hard accel this truck will missfire and engine will not run past 3800 rpm it pings and also has no power. Will also surge after accelerator is let off trying to maintain a cruise after this happens. Had two different plugs in it, both are the correct plug b... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected)
2007 Ford E-250 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24W67
Dear fellow techs, Vehicle came in with check engine light on,fuel trims on banks 1 and 2 are maxed out at 25%. I did the traditional check for vacuum leaks. Attempted to clean the mass air flow sensor. Checked for any bulletins and came up empty. This parti... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank one), 174 (lean bank two)
1999 GMC GMC6500 7.4L brake pedal won't return VIN: 1DGD6H1BOY
help.we got this gmc 6500 u haul truck sent to us,because the brake pedal wont return all the way and won't always release the brakes all the way.they are dragging.it has 4 wheel disc brakes.someone else has replaced the p/s pump with a rebuilt.and we have cha...
2004 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L steering box (front end) VIN: 1GTGG25V04
Gentleman Ihave a 2004 Gmc Savanna 2500,it has a violent shake in the front end which only comes after usinrg the brakes repeatedly in a short distance,the first application of the brakes is fine but as the brakes are used the shake gets proggressivly worse,it...
2004 GMC C5500 Topkick C5C042 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GDE5C1184
this truck has a duramax lb7 diesel engine in it i've used the tech 2 to find out that injector #4 is stuck in the open position and causing a bad knock in cyl #4. what i'm trying to find out is which cylinder is #4!!! i dont have the database that gives me an...
1982 Honda Accord 1.6L oil/water leakage VIN: JHMS25423C
personally remanufactured this engine will all new oem parts this year...head/block was remachined...new pistons, valve grind, seats, guides, crank, cleavite bearings, cam, timing components, radiator, felpro gasket set, and new stretch head bolts... the prob...
2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5644Y
Hello all, kinda of a weird one here, vehicle came in with these codes. It's not the six cylinder model with the problematic clogging of the intake passages. Checked resitance of the valve,ok, pulled valve applied 12v to the valve, works fine, at least the 15 ... Trouble codes: 401 (Egr insufficient flow detected), 1491 (Egr lift sensor low lift detected)
1991 Isuzu med truck 3856CC Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JA1B4B1H5M
truck came in as a hard start/ stalling condiotion.Checked for air and ex restictions, good fuel flow, no air in fuel system. This truck has a Bosch Diesel Kikki injection pump. During cranking step slightly on throttle it will start. Found throttle cable adj...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
hi have a 2000 jaguar s type with a reoccuring p0065 code its the only code stored no misfire codes, even though customer has mentioned he has felt misfires at times. inspected the valve mentioned on alldata,removed and inspected, found small amount of oil but... Trouble codes: P0065
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L blend door actuator VIN: 1J4GW48S62
I've tested the key on power input...fine The ground is good..even an extra one is run The temp control input responds normal from the control head (varying voltage when I change knob position) snipped 4th wire as instructed by autoline..(doesn't seem to go...
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L valve train VIN: SALTR16403
Hey Land Rover Gurus, We have replaced the timing chain and all the hydraulic lifters on this beast to quiet it down once the engine was hot. Initially I had quoted the camshaft as well, but upon inspection (once the patient was opened) of the camshaft lobes ...
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF12G3T
This car arrived with a no start. customer had installed 3 plugs because they did not realize it had 3 more under the intake manifold. ;). could not communicate with computer. tried snap on brick, and master tech. I used every adapter, tried OBD generic, vehic...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Excessive Emissions, VIN: 1LNLM91V6V
attn. Ford driveability techs I have a dilema im building a custom 34 street rod.the engine im using is a 92 town car 4.6 the question is the egr valve sits right behind intake manifold & exhaust tube goes to right exhaust manifold.we are having clearance prob...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S3Y
This is a Mercury Sable with a 3.0 DOHC motor. The car came in on the hook as a cranks but no start. I scanned the pcm with no codes present. I checked fuel pressure and it had zero. I got a wiring diagram, and realized this was a dwell system, and am unfamili...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L heater VIN: WMWRF33555
This car came in with no heat. the tempurature sensor on the dash would go to normal operating temperature, but it will blow cold air. when the engine is reved to 2500-3500 rpm it will blow hot air, wen it idles blows cold air. I think it's a fluid flow proble...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L driveline VIN: JA4MT41RXY
Hello all, I've got a Montero here I need some advice with. The vehicle originally came in with a driveline noise and vibration complaint. Initially we found the chain inside the transfer case making noise and the fluid was contaminated with metal. We replaced...
1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L lack power VIN: 4N2DN11W7P
engine starts and idles fine. try to rev engine up and won't go over 2000 rpm even under light load. has great spark all the time. put noid light on injector, flash at low speed but then stops flashing when acts up. has 12v to injectors when running. losing in... Trouble codes: 34 (detonation sensor)
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Pressure Control VIN: 1G3GR62C7S
This car originally came in about 450 miles ago for a harsh engagement from park to reverse or drive. Had a code 76 PCS Circuit. Upon inspection then i found the internal harness leaking externally and a bad pcm. Pulled trans replaced harness and pcs (all oem)...
1986 Pontiac Fiero SE 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G2PF3796G
hello this vehilce has been setting in the paint booth for about 18 months getting painted. about 2 week before the painter was scheduled to be done the customer appoached me and siad he would like a major tune-up with fuel induction. so made appt. and 2 weeks...
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L thermostat VIN: 3G2JB1243T
Hello fellow GM techs,I've just left the GM bench after 22yrs to work at local college. I replaced/students replaced cylinder head gasket with OEM gasket[was leaking externally].Bleed system,have good heat but student noticed radiator is cold at lower hose? Mo...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Starting VIN: 1G2NF52T71
Cranking no start, no compression,intermittant.About once or twice a week the engine will crank but have no compression on all cyl's(freewheeling sound,crank is turning).After a few attempts with a few minute delay the engine will start and run fine. This symp...
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L pass sliding door VIN: 1GMDX13E81
I am a Toyota dealer tech trying to fix my own Montana! Intermittently the passenger power sliding door won't stay latched. There was a recall for this but it has been done (recall no longer open according to vin). I am confident the problem is the release act...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L abs VIN: YS3EB49E93
Vehicle came in 11/08 with hard brake effort. I drove it and found indeed a little more effort, it seemed, was needed and ABS actuated during normal stopping at about 5 to 10 mph coming to stop. No ABS codes. With Tech2 connected, noticed speed variance of 20m...
2006 Scion xB 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT23243
We service a fleet of Scions that are used as taxi cabs. We have one that really has me a little confused. The car came in back in September for it's routine maintenance with the mil on. Scan revealed a P0441 I personally did not work on the car then but I mus... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow)
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Engine VIN: JF1SG65633
Hi all, I am chasing an Oil leak on this Subie.It appears to be leaking from the Head Gasket.The Valve covers are dry,as is the front of the Motor.It is hard to see due to the lower cross member.What I would like to know is if the Pressure feed for the Cylind...
2002 Suzuki XL-7 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JS3TX92V42
Hello again and thanks in advance, I have a 2002 suzuki xl7 that belongs to a good customer and this is my first run in with the vehicle, it runs great down the road and has no codes, Solus for some reason doesn't list suzuki so all I have is global info to go...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JT3GP10V6T
Purchased this for my wife, converting to use on postal route. Seems to have had normal maint. Runs and drives great. What I have noticed is on start-up, especially cold, the oil light is on longer than normal. To the point that the engine starts to make noise...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Oil pump seal VIN: 4T1BG22K2V
This Camry was towed in to me with a broken timing belt. Customer said it was done 2 weeks ago. I changed the timing belt and the oil pump and crank seals. The belt was soaked with oil which caused it to fail. The oil pump seal was loose in the housing and spi...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3HP10V7X
Hi fellow techs. I have a 99 RAV4 W/2.0L Automatic 4x4. The problem it has is it dies a couple of minutes after cold start while idling and won't restart right away. After sitting for a few minutes it will restart Has good spark. Only has 32 PSI when it runs a...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L traansfer case VIN: JT3HN87R0Y
Have performed tests per alldata and have some findings when performing the pin poit voltage checks at the 4x4 pcm. Its a 26 pin module at left kick panel. When doing the tests pin 6 touch 2-4 switch we get no switching action, same with pin7, 8, 9 10. We can ...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Lighting VIN: 1NXBR18E11
Hi, I have this 01 corolla that when you start the car it takes any where from 5-40 seconds for the dash lights to come on. The dash lighs do come on is you turn the head light switch on but they have this delay other wise. Vehicle has never done this before. ...

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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Center Dash Navigation, radio and display VIN: JH4CL96914
Thank you very much for all your replies. We explained the problem to the customer, she is taking her vehicle to the dealer to have it repair under warranty. I will add more information as I will get it from customer. Once again, this is a great place to int...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Starting VIN: WBAGF6329S
Replaced the selector on the side of the transmission, seems to work all the time now. Thanks for the help
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBADT634X2
Well, I am going to close this for now. Most of the replies point toward a problem with the idle control motor in this case, with a posibility of leaking injectors. I have not been able to test anything because the customer has yet to return. The owners of thi...
2001 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L filling VIN: WBSCL93461
I think this one is fixed. Special thanks to John in NC, as he stated,Ethanol is thinner. So far finding stations without the 10% ethanol has done the trick...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L abs and trac VIN: 1G6EL12Y7V
James from RI hit it right on the head. Coolant had leaked into the ABS connector during engine replacement. Washed out the connector and applied a bit of dielectric and the problem is gone. Thanks once again.
1989 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start VIN: 1GTCS14A2M
Thanks for all the responses. I had failed to mention we had just replaced the fuel pump at the customers request and the pressure was good. The problem ended up being the PCM. The injector driver was failing causing the injector to not stay open long enough t...
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY22P9S
well did not get any replies on this one but what i found should help someone in the future, there are 2 black 20 pin connectors and 2 white 8 pin connectors ok, both white connectors will plug into eachother and also both black also, had both plugged in wrong...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W2S
Thanks to all for your help alot of good advice. The was the injector pigtail replaced it and runs great. Mark
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GNFGI5WX1
thanks to all for taking time to help me with this van we have replace the transmission and all is well,i really appreciate your help!darrel.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L shift inhibit light VIN: 1GCHC29173
I replaced the prndl switch on the side of the trans with a "brown updated version" and that seemed to do the trick. Thanks to all of you who sent me info regarding this repair.
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDD13Z43
I received a wealth of information from all who took their valuable time to respond to my help request. Most said this problem was going to need flashing to resolve. I advised my customer/friend of this and he took it himself to the dealership to have flashe...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Surge VIN: 1B7HC16Y7R
Thank you for responding to my request I did receive various replies that could help, however I had done most of the things already. Replies ranged from checking the TPS and ECT and looking for intake vacuum leaks and checking to make sure the EGR valve is sea...
1994 Dodge B350 5.2L backfire VIN: 2B7JB31Y4R
this van I inherit from customer i buy all injectors install & no change still misfires i had an instructor from standar came in to help he spend some 3 hours with me going over everything i done looking at data he also agreed that is not mechanical failure b...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF16YXR
thanks to all that replied.after checking connections and monitering sensors i decided to take advice from Ed in pennsylvania and try heat gun to computer,didnt help.at this point i heated each sensor individually until it started and ran without condition(cra... Trouble codes: 21 (o2s signal not switching), 31 (purge solenoid circut open or short), 24 (tps voltage higher than max limit).
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Rear disk VIN: 1B3EJ46X71
There was a lot of help from everyone. How I found the fix was to take the brakes apart one peice at a time. When I took out one of the caliper mounting bolts from either side the wheels spun free. I replace the slide pins,bolts and rubber bushings. When I too...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX17L2X
Greetings, techs. Yesterday, I removed the intake manifold and inspected the metal water line for holes. I poured water in the heater hose and halfway down the water line it started running out. Replaced the water line, flushed the cooling system and all is we...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L loses power VIN: 1FDXF47F2X
Thanks everyone for responding to my question. I pulled the Sending Unit Module out of tank, pulled apart and the screens were clogged. Cleaned and retest drove the truck. Truck ran fine and fuel pressure stayed in spec.
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMRU17L01
Well this one remains a mystery, after the one time I experienced the smoking that the customer complained about I could never get it to do it again, returned vehicle to customer, hasn't happened again for them in the last week. Got many replies including brak...
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP383X2
we have determined that the noise on startup is caused by the serpentine belt tensioner actually hitting the stop at the end of its travel. we have not determined why it is hitting its stop or how to correct it.it almost makes you think the belt is too long o...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSF21P95
Yes doing the new update program cured the problem, replacing the injectors was not needed. Trouble codes: P0269 (cly 3 contribution/balance fault), P0272 (cly 4 contribution/balance fault), P0275 (cly 5 contribution/balance fault), P0299 (turbo under boost), P2614 (camshaft pos output ckt/open), P2617 (crankshaft pos pos output ckt/open).
2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Dash Cluster VIN: 1GDHG31U54
The "wacky" dash has been solved. Just to add to the mix the daytime running lights would also cycle on and off in corrospondents to the dash freak out. I had isolated all the data lines from all the modules to the splice pack 200 under dash and from there to ...
1986 Honda Civic CRX HF 1.5L EGR inop VIN: JHMAF5313G
I only got three replies on this one, One suggesting a plugged vacuum line, one that partially answered my questions about the control module and one with the same (incorrect ) info I already had. This is an older car with over 200k miles and the customer did...
2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5L tire monitor system VIN: 1HGC936828
After lots and lots of research here we go. The 08 Honda's, at least the Accord and Civic need the OE Honda scanner. I exhasuted all my resources and found no other tool that would do it. I did recive allot of great sugestions and thank all who responded but u...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 0WHC37808Y
Thanks for the replies the customer came in for an oil and her check engine light was off and she was happy. What I did was swaped the map sensor and took care of it. Trouble codes: P0401.
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start, Stall, Dies while driving VIN: JNKCA21A5X
I installed a new antenna and so far no further problems so far with NATS. Interestingly when the car died while driving there was another unrelated issue to the security system. It turns out that only happened on startup despite what I originally believed a...
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKDA3R3T0
Thanks for the replies. Some have said the cam sensors go bad and others said the solenoids go bad also. Since the failure is intermittent I'm not going to throw parts at this one. I'll just have to wait till the failure is permanent and diagnose it then. ... Trouble codes: P0011, P0021.
2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7L 4x4 VIN: 1J4GL38K93
It actually was the switch in the top of the transfer case. There were no problems with the wiring and this is a basic completely manual system, no modules or programming involved. Thomas from New York was the first to reply with a very good description of the...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L ac heater VIN: EEL4KJ6599
1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL 3.5L turn signals VIN: 1070441200
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA66E5M
The code is related to 02 sensor operation, most likely a bad heater circuit, customer did not want to go any further with repairs. Most response points to faulty 02 sensor as culprit. So, without further testing i rest my case. Trouble codes: 7 (02 sensor circuit short to B), 17.
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM6534K
The alt was replaced with after market parts from three differant part company. I replaced the alt with a Ford OEM alt and this solved the problem. I believe the problem was the after market voltage regulators that were installed in the alt causing voltage spi...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L pwr window VIN: JN1DA31A82
stephen from NY nailed it. first i disconected drivers side door lock actuator ,this did not help ,then i found a donor car and swaped the master window control and this made no change, i do not understand how the remote could let the windows down with out unl...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D85
thanks to all that replied, the general consenious is that the intake assembley is the cause, part is on back order from nissan and the customer needs to save $ before proceeding Trouble codes: P1138.
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L heater VIN: 1N4AL11D05
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G3AJ51R9J
Well I'm not as sharp as I thought.Darryll headed us in the proper direction. Turns out our snap-on scan tool (solus pro) can't read the data stream. Took out the trusty old otc scanner and all ecm inputs are right on. So back to basics. Thanks everyone for ta...
1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Timing Chain VIN: 1G2NE5436N
I think I have got this one fixed, time will tell. I found when I took it apart (the 3rd time!) that I could push the tensioner plunger in by hand. Closer examination revealed that the plunger was turned 90 degrees so the ratcheting mechanism couldn't work. Th...
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on
advised customer to replace fuel pump assembly due to pressure not holding, koeo. released car and customer has not responded to additional repair and diagnosis. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED! pretty sure it was the fuel pump assembly, usually the hose on t... Trouble codes: P0172.
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L codes, no CEL VIN: 4S3BH66532
Sorry it took so long. This one was really easy, by the time it returned to the shop there were no codes. Evidently Subarus will show pending codes with a Generic scan. Never heard of that before. The codes were all set while the car was at the dealer going th... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS switch A circuit low input), P1510 (IAC solenoid valve signal [...] Low Input), P1512 (IAC solenoid valve signal 2 circuit low input), P1514 (IAC solenoid valve signal 3 circuit low input), P1516 (IAC solenoid valve signal 4 circuit low input).
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1AE09B1R
Thanks for all the replies. I proceeded to check the timing by removing the valve cover and the upper timing belt cover only. From there I could see that with #1 at TDC on compression the crank pulley and the camshaft pulley timing marks were on the money. I...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L turn signals
First of all I would like to take a moment to that everyone for their time in replying to my help request. I recieved 32 replies to my request. Out of the replies 20 techs states to check the ground tab inside the bulb socket on the left side front and either ...
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