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1998 Chevrolet Metro 1.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C1MR2269W
Thanks to all who reply. This metro came in w/ck. eng. light on. p0420 cat. code. Cat. has been replaced sometime in the past. Checking o2 readings w/ scantool, I find hos2 voltage @1.25v. unchanging. I'm not sure what diagnostic to use for that. Please wak... Trouble codes: P0420
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L heater VIN: 1GTSM3697A
hey gm guys ihave a 06 impala this car will blow luke warm air out the vents but if you raise it off idle it gets red hot thought maybe a flow problem but the pump is ok no leaks no restictions.some guys say its not full but it has never been apart and noleaks...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L presure governor ckt VIN: 2B7JB21Y12
Hi guys sugestions on this Dodge 2500 van would be apreciated.Company van [...] miles came in with check engine light on and did not want to shift out of 3rd gear.Tech pulled code p0748 went through aldata flow chart and detrmined had bad psi governor.Trie...
1968 Ford GT350 2.5L Turn signal/Tail lights VIN: SFM6S10582
Hi guys I have a good customer who ownes a Shelby Cobra GT350 and his left hand side rear indicator/turn signal light is playing up. It should work by flashing the tail light in 3 stages from the inside (number plate area) outwards. As in 1, 1 2, 1 2 3, then ...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P11
our shop has a 2001 ford focus for a code p0460 fuel level sensor. car is running fine, fuel gauge appears to be working fine. we replaced fuel level module 4 days prior and light came back on for same code. customer thinks maybe coming on when filling tank. t... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level sensor a circuit)
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L red interior brake light stays on VIN: 1FTSE34L44
Red brake lamp on dash stays on possible cluster fault looking for any suggestions before ordering cluster. REPLACED BRAKE MASTER JUMPERED PARKING BRAKE SWITCH AND ABS MODULE RED BRAKE LAMP ON DASH STILL STAYS ON :(
1999 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTEK19R3X
THANKS TO ALL! I have this 1999 GMC 1500 PU with a 5.3 and it will not start when it is wet or cold! It is getting fuel and spark, But will not start, unless I put a blow dryer on the distributor! and there are NO codes.
2000 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L drivetrain VIN: 1GTDT19W1Y
i have not had very much experience on 4wd vehicles-especially noise or howling coming from the drive train as the truck is driven-the noise starts on takeoff and is noticeable right away-when i shift from 4wd to 2wd it does not change any-when i go to 55 mph ...
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L transfer box VIN: 1GKDT13S54
This system worked fine till one of my employees moved the car. he swears he did not do anything adverse. the service transmission lamp is illuminated all of the time. The position lamps on the modes selectors light up at engine start up, but go off when runni...
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEC14X06
This truck will not start. Fuel pressure is O.K. Injectors are firing. It has no ignition fire. The coil is not being grounded by the PCM. It has 12 volts on the power side but no signal on the ground side all the way back to the PCM. This company has a servic...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM66524
Ok, Ladies and gentlemen Honda experts, Got a good one for you. This car sets a code P2279 (intake air system leak). This is the only code it sets in 3000 miles of driving. Problem started after head gasket replacements for minor coolant leak (no overheating).... Trouble codes: P2279
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
I recieved this Jeep from a body shop that was doing repairs due to a collision. In the process of doing the body repairs the engine was started several times in order to move the vehicle. However, the last time they tried to start this thing the battery was d...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Heat VIN: 1J4GW58N9Y
Thanks to all! This jeep has Duel climate control. Everthing appears to be working properly! Just no heat on the driver's side.
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L p/s pump VIN: 1LNLM97VXT
Thank you for taking the time to view this. I have never worked on this particular model as I am not a Lincoln guy. The manual describes how to replace the power steering pump but I am hoping there is a Lincoln guy out there that knows an easier way to do this...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, lost power VIN: WDBGA33E6S
hi mercedes benz tech: the car mentioned above came in with the asr light on. also, in order to get the car to move, deeper acceleration was required; and sometimes the idle was not stable. the first thing we did was scan for trouble codes with [snap-on modis]... Trouble codes: 19 (diagnostic module --6 fuel injector malfunction), P0013 (base module undocumented code)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN8DR07Y21
Hello Everyone, This vehicle has a very intermittent stalling, no start condition. It makes no difference whether the vehicle is cold or hot. It will run and drive well for days and all of a sudden stall out and either start right back up or crank with nostart... Trouble codes: P0340
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...
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G8ZK5275X
HELLO EVERYONE HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GOOD CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH GOOD HEALTH. Down to business. After the fuel pump and filter was replaced, the car now has plenty of power and able to go at highway speeds with no problem, however we have an annoying surge in the...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L timing belt VIN: 4S3BD6856X
I am in dire need of advice on this matter. I replaced the head gaskets, timing belt and water pump on this engine. While turning the engine over by hand to install the converter bolts, the timing belt jumped on the left side. This occured while turning the en...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUDH28D1Y
Thank's to all who did reply, the problem was in the fuel pomp relay, this relay give's power to fuel pomp and to sensors and actuators, replace the relay and all was good. Tony
1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1GH23RT130
First of all many thanks to everyone who replied. By removing the spark plugs we found the engine was hydro-locked. Engine coolant was found in cylinder #4. We determind the lower intake was leaking. The customer requested to replace the head gasket since we ...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L engine VIN: 1G4HP52K3V
thanks for all the replies some of them directed to water problem, and some of oil problem. most in the plastik manifold. we decided to return the vehicle to customer and when he will bring it back we'll check what gathered on the plugs, water or oil. thanks a...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Speedometer
This is one for the books. This problem stumped iatn, identifix, a GM dealer garage, a Cadillac dealer tech, and a knowledgeable car electrical specialist who often deals with dash problems. The key to this problem seems to be the 16 volt VF signal that no on...
1998 Chevrolet S10 4.3L no heat VIN: 1GCCS14XZW
Thank you for the tips guys I ended up replacing the heater core again and doing an agressive flush bypassing the radiator & heater core. Also removed and replaced thermostat (3rd time) I could not believe the amount of rust flecks and sludge I filtered out of...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Unknown VIN: 1GNFK16Z83
First, thanks for all the good replies. I ended up clearing some sediment from master cylinder resevoir ports. Flushed and bled the brakes completly again. They seem to be working fine so im having the customer take it and see what he thinks, put it to the "ac...
2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L strut mounts VIN: KL1TD52625
hey all not much response on this one. what i did to fix it i would not recommend unless you have to. i got new upper mounts from napa (dealer says 2weeks to 1 year for parts daewoo) and i installed them upside down. the mounts seem to fit better this way....
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L no spark VIN: 1B7K26ZTJ1
Thanks guys the one thing I didn't think of was the trans temp sensor. I took the connector off & noticed a small amount of trans fluid on the connector. When I cleaned up the fluid the truck ran.I sent it to my trans guy & now all is well. Thanks for all the ...
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT-10 8.3L Remote Start VIN: 3D3HAI6H36
Hi all, thanks for all the great feed back, it's always good to bounce some ideas around and you guys sure got my old grey matter into gear. I've yet to work on the car as the owner has decided to strip the vehicle down to trim the entire interior in Black! Bu...
1978 Ford F-250 5.8L leaking at axles VIN: F26SNAJ018
I got a lot of good tips and appreciate all the help,its done and you can put the seals in with regular seal tools, there in straight. thanks all.
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAFP3130Y
No one had seen this problem. So if oil level was full it would read just at broken tip. The customer agreed to use this as a guide and not chase an anomoly with good green cash, smart woman. Ford needs to focus on better engineering than the Focus.
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L abs VIN: 1FTZR15E01
thanks to all that replied . the speed sensor was suspect from begining but showed no code or variation on scanner. Michael [...] had a good way to find out which sensor its was and it worked like a charm . left front sensor !! replace hub assembly and proble...
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L delayed shift VIN: 1FMZU72K53
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF14V67
The customer never came back for his appointment. As far as i know he still has the problem. When he does come back in I will update this, thanks again for your help, and have a good x-mas. Mike Trouble codes: P0020 (intake camshaft position actuater circuit/open bank2), P0022 (intake camshaft position timing - over retarded bank2), P0305 (misfire detected), P0316 (misfire detected on start up).
2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 534811GKDT
I checked for a bad ignition switch as suggested and when I rechecked the fuses I noticed the fuse block under the hood was LOOSE!!I didn't loosen it and I suspect it was that way from the factory.Taking the cover off and pulling the fuel pump relay must have ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0443, P0506, P0787, P0973, P0976 (shift solenoid B control circuit low).
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S71
Found #2 Coil shortedout taking out the ECM also. After finally getting a new computer from FORD and replacing all the coils just in case another shorted out all is good in the shop once again. Had a hard time tracking down this computer and not cheap...$$$ ...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 250 169.5CID Hesitation, Stall VIN: 0012008995
Many good responces most said will have to remove carbs. customer is out of state at this time. Most said parts can get expensive if need more than basic carb kit. Appreciate all help and will let you know what happens when owner gets back in town. Bruce
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L hard start VIN: WDBCA24D8J
turned out that i had overlooked(on more than 3 occasions) the 2 pin connector to the eha,i had left it disconnected,duh!connected and starts just as i thought it should..and then shifting is normal per most replys.thanks for you time and info,this is a great ...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L power steering VIN: 4M2D86W23U
Sorry for leaving this open so long.Thanks for the replies.We had installed a new PS pump in this vehicle and still had very little assist.This was on a Friday afternoon.Customer picked up vehicle and came back on Monday morning and told us he fixed vehicle b...
1991 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G3CW53L8M
The problem turned out to be a defective Carquest module. I was finally able to induce the miss by tapping on the module while it was running. Most of the replies suggested module and/or ECM and/or cam/crank sensor problems, and also wiring harness issues. I t...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66561
I'm pretty sure I already closed this, but hear goes again... Thanks for all the replies. It was a bad MAP Sensor. With the old sensor there was a .7 inHg discrepancy between what the scan data showed for manifold absoulute pressure and what it actually was ... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 Sensor Circuit Lean Bank 1 Sensor 1).
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Oil pump seal VIN: 4T1BG22K2V
Thanks for the replies. Some said the housing can get worn from the seal spinning in place. The housing is not available separately according to one posting because the oil pump and front housing is machine matched. A few said to use red loctite in the seal,...
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK12U52
Well it is fixed the toyota flow chart is what sent me in the wrong direction,whenever you see replace ecm in a flow chart you should disregard as B.S.These flow charts assume it is a brand new car and all else is perfect.What was the fix,the auxillary battery... Trouble codes: P1636, P3000, P3002, P3006, P3018, C1259.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L ABS pump VIN: 3VWSC29M6X
Hello VW Techs We received 6 messages and they stated to check the 30 amp fuses on top of the battery for bad or burned connections and also the ground connections below the battery, we did both,remove and reinstall 30 amp fuses and re tighten ground connec...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Charging VIN: YV1SZ59H73
After triing several altenators with the correct oem style bosch unit's we finally decided to replace the v/regulator with an oem Volvo unit. rescaned and cleared existing (MIL)code's. Road tested vehicle for 60 plus mile's,with V/meter connected to car and mo...
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L cvvt VIN: YV1MS38256
I was using the tools at the rear of the cams and was not sure of how to set the CVVT. Turns out that you set the exhaust cam using the mark and place the CVVT on in any position and since it is hydraulically operated it takes care of itself. Replace the belt ...
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