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2000 Audi S4 2.7L Misfire VIN: WAUDD68D4Y
hi again here i am beating my head against a wall for other peoples gain again, this audi came in running poorly, underheating, check engine light on, towed in, code interrogation found codes in repair history check with smoke machine found vacuum leaks at pcv... Trouble codes: P0300 (random), P0301 (miss 1), P0303 (miss 3), P0304 (miss 4)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L radio VIN: WBAAN3341Y
Thank you for in advance for helping with this problem. The Vehicle came in with no codes, no turn signal indicators in dash, no keyless door locks, and radio indicator shows disabled. I did find information referring to the bus failure due to a bad module, ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Heat VIN: WBAAM3343Y
This car was very overheated when brought in. Coolant leaking from the thermostat and water pump. We replaced the thermostat and water pump just to see how it would run thinking that maybe the headgasket was blown. To our suprise the engine runs at a perfect t...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L oil smoke VIN: WBAGH8346Y
i just replaced the valve cover gaskets and steering hoses last week due to leaks. now the car has returned for hevey oil smoke on start up from the tail pipes. i checked the valve covers and they are dry and the spark plug wells are dry. about the only place ...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDL19XX4
I have a bmw that keeps setting check engine in about ever four days. Owner could turn off key and restart and ses light would go off but ses on all the time now. I have smoked the intake 3 times and don't see any smoke. the o2 interators 1 (%) is at 14.1-12 s... Trouble codes: 238 (misfire cylinder 1), 242 (misfire cylinder 5), 241 (misfire cylinder 4), 239 (misfire cylinder 2), 228 (o2 bank 2 control deviation), 227 (o2 bank 1 cotrol deviation)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L pcv VIN: WBAEV33452
Vehicle came in having been diagnosed by dealer as needing the Cold Weather PCV kit, customer complaint was hissing noise when engine was shut off. We ordered parts from BMW and installed, noise remains. If the oil cap, dipstick or any other crankcase orifice ...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start, No Crank VIN: WBADT63422
Hello, everyone ! I have this BMW here that sat on the hoist over the weekend and battery went dead . When I charged the battery this morning , vehicle will not crank . All lights on the dash would come on , but it will not crank . Any sugestions will be appr...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAFA71082
This is a X50 Turbo Diesel engine 3.0D and has problems that cuts out, smoke a lot, takes long time to star and it dies. Before the injector were replaced and the problem was solve for a few days, the fuel accumulator was alsoreplaced but problem cam again. Th...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L aLTERNATOR VIN: 1G4GD2216S
This Riv came in not charging and we found out that it has the exciter wire, terminal "L" controlled by the ECM. The boss jumped to the alternator on that terminal and it would charge and continue to charge as along as the engine was running. The ECM had some ...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: IG4HR52K3V
This is my personal vehicle. I mostly work on imports and thought a GM person might be able to steer me in the right direction. The car has a hard start condition when cold and sometimes warm. The engine will crank over for a long time before firing. It will...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GEEH90YXX
Any Cadillac guru! I need your help... 99 Cadillac Deville 4.6 liter. Will not pass emissions due to miss fire. Vehicle came in with codes up the ying yang. Everything that has been has help but not there yet. Compression check good. 135 is the compression.... Trouble codes: P0300
1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1FP21F2K
Help, been fighting this car for months. the owner brought it in for poor mpg, running rich. owner says it gets 9 mpg. runs great on road but fouls o2 sensor immediately. Check fuel pressure-normal,timing-correct. check o2 sensor- dead. replaced o2 sensor and ...
1992 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1LT53T2N
car came in with no start after hot,no codes,no crank rpm,changed crank sensor,starts ok,but seemed to floodand cust noted after the fact it alwys ran hot,changed t/stat,runs cooler but no fan,ground relay fan runs ok.checked for ect reading seems ok but when ...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GM35FG354
Okay so I replaced plug wires, cap, rotor, plugs, air filter, fuel filter and added seafoam. Checked fuel pressure and it,s good. so it stumbles on it's face when you give it full throttle or even half but when you let off on the gas a little it will kick in. ...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCFK24K5S
This one come to the shop with a stall concern when put into drive and a no power concern when accelerated. We found the pcv port on the tbi to be pluged rebuilt tbi unit and replaced pvc this for the most part stopped the stalling. tune up was out of whack so...
1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19X68
Here is a good one. This vehicle came in with a P0131 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 Low Voltage). Found and repaired open Hi signal wire (purple)from O2 sensor to PCM. After repair, scantool indicated a fixed 450 mv reading. A back probe reading at the PCM indicated a fluc...
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L oil pan VIN: 1GNCS13W22
Hello fellas. This is my personal vehicle which developed a oil leak the same week i switched to mobile 1 synthetic 5w30 (coincidence or not!) i believe its leaking from the right rear corner of the oil pan. i removed the cover in the trans bell housing and lo...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L starter motor VIN: 3GNEK12T56
Hi This truck has a qwueer problem with the starter. It stops half way through the start cicle. The negative signal that goes to the starter relay from the PCM when you apply the key disappears and the relay disactivates. The positive signal from the key to th...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14V43
Hello all, thank you for taking the time to read, I have a 03 chev picup (owner of the shop truck) that is going to drive me nuts, have a misfire on #4 and #6 all the time, i have fuel, spark, and compression, i have removed the valve cover and checked the roc... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire)
2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS 3.5L ecm VIN: 1GCDT13694
some times on startup cel comes on engine goes into reduced power turn key off restart runs fine no cel this has got me stumped any ideas thanks.
2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WJ15KX7
Hello fello iATN members. This Monte Carlo is giving me some unknown grief. The engine runs rich at all times, enough to set a code in idle or non-idle conditions. The engine seems to run ok, no hesitation etc. I have not been able to determine anything wrong ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Engine rich bank 1)
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3ES47C4T
This one came in with a leaking water pump, so we replaced the water pump and timing belt. It ran for 20 mins after the repair and then died. No Spark, injector pulse ok. Re checked the timing marks on the belt, they are lined up. Used Vantage to check for cam...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.2L No Start VIN: 2B3HD56J71
Hello All I have a collage student that needs to get back home. The car had a Code P0601 "PMC INTERNAL CONTROLER PROBLEM" and would run about 20 min before dying. Would restart and run but die again after driving. Called our local dealer and the computer is o... Trouble codes: P0601 (p0601 pmc internal controler problem)
2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7L clutch hydrolic VIN: 1B7G2ANX1S
Replaced clutch assemble clutch master and slave no pedal pressure no bleeder valve to bleed system pressure all data does not show any information on slave or clutch master any info on bleeding the system be greatly appreciated.
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L engine noise VIN: WD0PD64406
truck came in for service and was overfilled 2 qrts of oil.high pressure light came on.told owner to shut it down,then went there and removed a little less than 2 qrts.customer is complaining that the engine is noisy.what kind of engine damage happens when ove...
1993 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L hard cranking warm VIN: 1FAPP64R9P
vehicle cranks very hard while cranking warm, works properly cold, pops back through intake when cranking warm, replaced cam sensor no change when warm, no test info for ecm. no codes present, need help for test procedures.
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cooling system VIN: 1FALP53S6T
Well guys here I'm again, I have 1996 Ford Taurus 3.0 DOHC Duratec, Customer stated that engine overheating and has a new thermostat installed, after checking We found broken propeller and replaced the pump (propeller wa removed complete) here is where my nigh...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FM2U34E2X
this suv will not start intermittently after short drive and short about 15 min soak.cranks but no start.fuel pressure good-60/65 psi.has spark at no start.it is so intermittent that i have not been able to have scan tool on it when it acts up.no codes in engi...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FMSU43F8Y
vehicle has almost no power and searces for idle when cold for about 300 feet then runs fine the icp sensor has been replaced but did not help has anyone else had and repaired this problem the vehicle has 59800 miles
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start VIN: 3FTNX21SX1
truck towed to shop for no start cked codes none found truck started normaly when i tried to start it custmer stated it turned over started and died tried to start several times over the next hour or so no start any ideas apperciated mark
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU02111
Hello all your Ford master minds. I have quite the issue with this escape. The vehicle came in initialy with an engine misfire mainly at idle and under a load. The tech that had worked on this vehicle prior found code (P0304 Cly. #4 misfire detected). Apon his... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected)
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No start VIN: 1ZVHT82H85
This car was in a crash. Frt and rear damage. At that point car started and ran. It was taken to the body shop. Frame pulled and welding done. Now the car is here, no start. Cranks, spark good. No inj. pulse. The security light goes off, either durning crankin... Trouble codes: U1900 (Network comunications)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTWW31P25
hello i have a 05 f-250 with a 6.0 lt on accel the boost runs up to 30 psi it sounds like the waste gate is opening venting the boost truck falls on face im not all that familar with these systems truck did come in last month with a no start condition found ip...
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Battery VIN: 1FMYU94105
Hello folks, i have a battery drain that is intermittent. We have replaced the battery with an Interstate, checked the alternator, unhooked an aftermarket self starter, amp draw after 20 minutes is 47-50 milliamps. The battery will drain to completely dead aft...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L Back Up Lights & Instrument Lights VIN: 1GKEK13R2X
Hello and Merry Christmas Fellow Technicians, We have this 99 Denali that has the back up lighs remianing on all the time. The wiring dighram shows that it is involved with the power/auto mirrors. We have eliminated the reverse switch and headlight swtich by d...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GTEC14W6Y
hello folks. this truck is not closing any OBD monitors and needs to be smogged. no drivability symptoms and no codes present.the only symptom is a whacky ipc. the battery light is always on, despite a good charging voltage, and the temp gauge and fuel level g...
2006 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Rear HVAC temperature blend door actuator VIN: 1GKEK63U96
It would be easy to blame the "Evil Car Gods" for this one but we all know that is not the case. A new customer brought vehicle in to have the rear HVAC temperature control repaired. He said he was supposed to bring it in to a local GM Dealer who just closed t...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L instrument cluster VIN: 2HGES16541
we have a civic here with an instrument cluster problem. the gas gauge is stuck on empty. the temp gauge goes from cold to hot repeatedly. the speedo is pinned all the way high and bounces back and forth even when the car is sitting still idling. The odometer ...
2003 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHHEP33503
I have this 2003 Honda Civic SI with a 2.0L VTech. I am getting a code P1259. First thing I did was check the engine oil level. Found to be 3.5 quarts low!!! Filled engine oil to proper level and cleared codes. It has been over 20,000 miles since the last oil ... Trouble codes: P1298 (ELD CKT High Voltage), P1259 (VTEC System Mal.)
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L vtm lamp VIN: 2HKYF18735
had code for right rear wheel sensor where it was hit... put it out after replacement and currently has no codes... the light will stay off until you drive and will stay on at all speeds. fuse are all good... with car first started will stay out and can be loc...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Clutch VIN: KMHHNG5F83
The clutch does not competely dissengage when the pedal is depressed only one time. If it is pumped it will operate OK. I've replaced both the master and slave and still have the problem. I put a disc and pressure plate in this a couple months ago because the ...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Stall VIN: JNKAY21D0S
vehicle came in for exhaust leak, stall upon starting when cold ck iac/ aux iac iac 9.7ohms/ spec 10 ohms removed and decarbonized ck aux iac 78 ohms--spec ?? went to ck codes--no communication thru niss14 connector any suggestions? will ck maf tomorrow an...
1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L engine balance shaft shim VIN: 4S2CK57D3W
I'm rebuilding this 2.2 engine. I have misplaced the shim for balancer unit. I don't even remember it being there. But any how when i try to tightenen it down I can't turn the engine. Does anyone know how to find out what size shim is needed. Thanks
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L ps pump gear box VIN: 1J4FF48591
This jeep takes very minimal steering effort to turn the wheel. Almost feels like turning the wheel with the tie rods unhooked. With the car on the ground and running you can give the wheel a small "flick" and it will go from center to left or right steering s...
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, wont idle VIN: 1J4GL58K23
Hey everyone! This liberty has a strange problem. It wouldnt idle. There were no codes, and the commanded IAC counts were 0 and actual was 0. This happened all of the sudden and continued for a week before the customer brought it in. I looked at it and after i...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L high idle VIN: JT8UF11E7P
have a 93 ls 400 that will not idle down with ac on and in gear.using red brick,no codes and all appears ok.isc step readings appear ok.idles at 700 rpm in park no ac.650 rpm in gear no ac.850-900 rpm ingear with ac on.this causes a 25 to 30 mph constant coast...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8UF11E4R
Car came in with dead miss on cylinders 1, 5, 7. This is the kind with the plugs down in the valve cover, usually plugs and wires are bad. Replaced and still skipped. replaced all again and skip remains. replaced injectors on skipping cylinders, didn't help. T...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air ride VIN: 5LMPU28L7W
Thanks for your time. I have a air ride problem with the rear of this navigater. The ground to the compressor is good at the air suspension relay by the front bumper lt grn/red wire,i have good volts 14 at the relay from the #15 50 amp fuse. My question is sho...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Fuel Delivery VIN: 1LNHM82W9X
Hi Thanks for taking the time to help. I have an Customer who lost his keys. My question is" Can We program a New key with out the use of an New Generation Star Tester?" I have an Snapon Solus Pro scaner. Or is an Dealer the ONLY option to Program new keys. A...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28R14
vehicle had a misfire initially, and scanned for codes and had p0171, and p0172 for both banks being lean. left side head was removed and # 7 hole had exhaust valve burnt thru. Now the vehicle has a rough idle and no misfire but p0171 code comes up right away.... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NB3539X
Hello group I have a mazada that is being dificlut. This car is one that had lots of problems. First had trouble code for no rear o2 activity. Tested and replaced o2 sensor fixed problem. Had a very bad miss / hesitation under load. Tested and replaced ignitio...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Accessories VIN: JM1BK12F84
hello i have this mazda in the shop for no wipers at any speed. the washer pump works but no wiper. re and re cowl and there is no power to the wiper motor at any speed. checked all fuses and okay hooked up snap on scanner and went to junction block pip and sc...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Fuel Leak VIN: WDBHA28E8R
This vehicle came in with complaint of a small fuel leak around gas tank area. We checked it out and found that the left fuel sending unit was leaking. This car has a left and right unit. Unfortunately for the customer the fuel sending unit used in 1994 were o...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBJF20F9V
we have this benz in. last month when we were driving it . it died. like it ran out of fuel. fuel guage 1/2 tank showing. we put 5 gal of diesel in it and we got it started again. the next day the same thing happened while driving. again we put in a couple of ...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L engine VIN: 4A3AC44GX3
This car is driving me crazy it runs warm not hot just warmer than it should it gets up to about 221 degrees F, and to make it worse its intermitant. replaced the thermostat, water pump, fan relay, flushed the system, and made sure it was bled good, it has no ...
1988 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1HZ16S7J
I have a 1988 300ZX that will cut out only when warmed up. The vehicle will start and idle fine and drive fine until it is warmed up. It has a new MAF sensor, Distributor, Coil, Ignitor, Used Engine,TPS sensor, plugs and wires and ECM. I have checked fuel pres...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Stall VIN: JNICA21D8S
i am having a very int. problem with this car. when coming to stop, vehicle will stall. i have had it happen only a few times in several weeks of driving.no codes have ever set. when it stalls, it may only last for 10 or 20 seconds.it will start right up, some...
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2P4GP44G7X
a friend on a trip had this code pop up. p1698 . the information I have found has possibilities of issues with tcm or pcm. Without bieng able to run through any testing right now since he is out of state, is there any concern if he continues to drive? Has not ... Trouble codes: P1698
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L wont move unless cold VIN: 1G2WJ14T8N
Hey folks. Not very much experience in transmissions but here it goes. The car has done a hesitation when shifting in reverse for a couple of seconds for probably a year. The fluid is red and I already replaced the tcc solenoid about a year ago. But this morni...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AB29931
Did this job about 3 weeks ago. AIR pump would run, but AIR valve would not open. You could hear the the sound of a blocked pump, etc. Pulled moter (you have too) replaced valve & selonoid. checked vacuum reservoir and one way check valves for vacuum system. a... Trouble codes: P0410 (air injection bank 1), P0411 (air injection bank 2)

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2001 Acura TL 3.2L oil pump VIN: 19UUA56692
Hello everyone, I found the problem a couple of days ago, but didn't have the chance to sit down and type up the story. A had a few emails telling me that it might be the wrong oil pan. I visually inspected before I installed the new one. Looks pretty close...
1997 Audi A4 2.8L trans VIN: WAUEA88DXV
Customer turmed out to be a used car lot owner who just wanted a cheap fix. After discussing with him the possibility of a bad trans, he chose to pawn it off at the local auto auction. Thanks to all who offered their help
1988 BMW 735i 3.5L Accessories VIN: WBAGB4318J
Customer determined he didn't need to lock the car anymore so we unlocked the actuators electrically and then unhooked the harness from them so they are now only manual locks and the driver's door is not able to be locked as we left the linkages unhooked in or...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L ck coolant lite VIN: WBADE5326V
exp. tank replaced and vacuum filling the cooling system seems to have fixed this problem thanks for all those that replied mark
1996 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L dash lights VIN: 1G4NJ52T6T
the problem was in the data line loosing comunication to cluster from pcm under the passenger seat there is a sdm module air bag module water got in it and shorted it out that was replaced cleaned connectors and on its way it whent
1980 Cadillac DeVille 5.7L Brakes Apply when started VIN: BD69NA9213
Hey All, Thanks for all the replies but it appears I missed something. While pressure bleeding the brakes I noticed the flow was poor out of the rear wheel cylinders so I started undoing lines until I found adequate brake fluid. As stated the system was ...
1991 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19K0M
Hey guys. Here is the lowdown on this pickup. The misfire is always present, and most noticeable on idle, but also there under load. This means that for the most part, a vacuum leak is not likely the cause. I received replies to block off the brake booster...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L Unknown VIN: 13MV456GH6
transmission filter fell off, replaced filter and fluid , working fine now
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L hard start VIN: 1G1JF5245X
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L 4wd VIN: 1GCHK24G71
2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 3.5L steering VIN: 1G1ZT64834
Customer think it is better The steering position sensor was calibrated and centered (need a tech 2)to do this I also crossed the front tires with esch other I still thought it was pulling, but customer is happy Thanks to the guys that emailed me. Hope I can r...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L Starter VIN: 1GNEK13V64
Well, I am forced to close this help request due to the rules of membership. I am not completely confident in this truck being fixed. Truck ended up at 2 dealships. Both wanted to 'throw' a starter at it. They never could get the truck to not start but still w...
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Temp Air Door VIN: 2CNDL63F56
Thanks for the help. Most replies said to assemble the car to a point where all power could be hooked up and move door motor with a scanner or the cars control. And some said to buy a new motor and it would be in a position that could be installed. Also som...
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L traction control VIN: 1GNFK16307
well every body was correct that code c0561 was just set because of codes in the pcm. i did have two codes a 171 and 174 lean codes both caused by an incorrect ethanal content in the tank. it is a flex fuel vehicle but it was reading 15% when ethanol content ...
2001 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R91
Thanks everyone for the response. I will call the dealer and get a reman PCM and have it programmed. Thanks once again Trouble codes: P0601.
1989 Dodge Ram 50 2.6L start up VIN: JB7FM24E8K
Thank you all for the replies... We are going with a replacement carb, with a working choke... The mikuni is hard to find. Thanks much!
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L presure governor ckt VIN: 2B7JB21Y12
thanks to all help,bad pcm ended up the culprip.Pcm data verses psi gauge at one point were diferent. By 10 psi sent trans shop,they determined was bad pcm.Thanks once again for everbody`s input.
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L Wipers VIN: 3D7KS28DX6
Thanks for all the replys, Gilbert was right on, thanks. I lost sleep and pulled my hair out with this one. The (TIPM) Total Integrated Power Module was only part of the problem. This vehicle had two problems, the other problem was the wiper motor. Confirmed b...
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Stall VIN: 1FTCR14T7L
First of all, thanks to everyone that took the time to reply to this help request. I have replaced the spark plugs, wires, coil, ignition module, and distributor pickup all in attempts to repair this problem, but unfortunately none of these pieces have repaire...
1992 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L power assit VIN: 1FABP60T7N
I replaced the accumulator, $450. It fixed the car perfectly. even the pump got allot quieter. It also got it's reserve capacity back so I could apply the brakes 3 times before it would come on. Patrick from Nebraska nailed it and gave me the all the info incl...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15U7W
Well, it`s fixed. I recieved some great responses. Some of you suggested a new dpfe sensor. I plugged in a new one, no change. Some suggested checking the crank signal, I did that, it was good. The thing that really got me off track was, I had lost my cmp sign... Trouble codes: P1309.
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 4x4 VIN: 1FTPW14545
Dont have alot to add I went with my gut feeling and repaced shift mtr after cking vac syl. and hubs dealer said they sell about 2 of these mtrs a month. I gave the truck back to the customer and am waiting to see if I here back from her.
1999 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GTGK29U3X
Thanks to all that replied I honestly don't know at what step I fixed the passlock problem the body control I think (it was full of water) but this truck was doing the same identical thing firing and stalling after a weekend to clear my head I went back to rec... Trouble codes: P1626.
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Head bolts VIN: 2HGEJ6521W
It appears this is more of a curiosity than a problem. I had the head pressure-tested, straightened, and resurfaced, and replaced the head gasket. The car was picked up ten days ago and the customer has not seen any signs of cooling system problems. John from...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L reflash VIN: 1HGCM82603
I ended up subletting the flash to the local Honda dealer I purchased the trans from. They charged $65. To legally flash using the pocket tester would require an annual $840 HDS software subscription. I cannot justify that overhead cost. Thanks to all who repl...
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16584
Thank you everybody!!! Replaced oxygen sensor with oe sensor and problem disappeared! Trouble codes: P0141 (O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor 2).
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: SAJNX2741T
Thanks for those who replied. The problem was many-fold. First off, the corrosion was a major contributer to incorrect readings from the scan tool and must be addressed first if attempting to correct any other problems. We had replaced the computer almost ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P1313 (Cat damaging misfire bank 1 cylinders 1-3), P1314 (Cat damaging misfire bank 2 cylinders 4-6).
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Starter VIN: SAJGX2741V
After further review of the wiring diagram and related info, I am going to find a used body processor module. The green orange wire comes from the key to the module and then to the relay. The dash lights also flicker and sometimes the windows will not work. I ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No lights, no start, transmitter won't lock/unloc VIN: SAJDA01C6Y
Open in wiring at primary junction block. Repaired open and now car starts as advertised. Thanks to all for the quick responses.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S04
Well it is finaly fixed. I went back and checked all of my wires again. I found that the very back head bolt on the drivers side had rubbed into the wiring harness and barly cut the wire insulation. It was just a pin hole but it was enough to cause the problem... Trouble codes: P0051 (Bank 2 Sensor 1 O2 Heater).
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L servo motors VIN: SALPM16432
Truck is gone and the repair went well. As it turns out, no calibration was required. I was sure in the past we had to calibrate these, and it was able to be done without a scan tool. we installed the new motors and everything worked properly, so I am it calli...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: JT8BF28G11
Look's like i have this lexus fixed today . Charlie was right on the gps on the mass air flow sensor. Tested the sensor wouldn't go over 30 gps lab scoped it and low on voltage output also. After cleaning the maf sensor po171 and 174 lean both bank's lean. Rep... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305, P1133.
1987 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LN8M82F7H
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S23
It ended up being the computer, had to go to the dealer to be programed,customer called today, runs great, but cruise isn't working.Probably a program issue. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0353 (engine misfire), P0355 (engine misfire), P0356 (engine misfire).
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Tire monitor system VIN: 5LMFU28R63
I am going to close this help request. service writer sent customer to dealer and I never had the vehicle back to test. I will post fix if it comes available.
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMFU28R14
Well this one was pulled from me before I could get a fix, I found out from the other shop that it was sent to that the fuse panel\junction block on the right side kick panel was the culprit & was supposedly shorting & ruining the pcm!?! So I guess the importa... Trouble codes: P1681.
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L rear VIN: WDBNG83J93
Found bad bearings in diff assy after a tear down & inspection Replaced With OE Bearings & new seals
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L heater VIN: WMWRF33555
Thanks for the inputes, the problem was a small amount of air in the cooling system. Apparently these cooling systems are very sensative to air.
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N6DD26SOW
Well, this thing was a head banger!. LONG story short, while working on it, had the air filter and housing removed, well it idled fine, put it back together, would stall. Removed MAF, checked ports for restrictions, OK. While spraying throttle cleaner into MAF... Trouble codes: P1446 (Evap vent valve shut).
1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L blower motor control module VIN: 1G3HY54C8K
checked the amp draw of the blower motor on high speed, was 14 amps - should be ok. found fresh air intake vents clogged with leaves / debris. thinking maybe causing blower module to overheat. installed another module and cleaned debris. so far repair seems su...
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