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1997 Acura RL 3.5L abs VIN: JH4KA9651V
HELP! I am trying to get codes out of the ABS system, I understand that there is a 2 pin connector I can jump to make the ABS indicator flash. Problem is I can not locate the connector. I keep finding information that it is under the glove box or to the right ...
1996 Audi A4 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88D21
Hello all... We have a 96 a4 2 wheel drive, engine code AFC, 2.8 12 valve v6. Our customer claims that very intermittently, the car will be very hard to start, has to crank six or seven times until car fires, has happened in both warm and cold weather. He says... Trouble codes: P1611 (trans ecm short to ground mil request active), P0306 (misfire 6)
1998 Audi A4 Avant 1.8L No Communication OBD VIN: WAUBB28D9W
On this Audi I have a check engine light on always but "No Commiunication" using Snap On MT2500 , a MAC code reader, and a third scanner.(we have used this equiptment on other VW / Audi carlines without this problem) I have tried battery disconnect for 10 mi...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Misfire VIN: WAUED64B41
I have 2001 audi a6 2.7t. This car was brought in with muliple mis fire.Also had no compression on Cyl.3. Tore down & found a bent intake valve.We now have compression on all cylinders.Car will idle great for a while then starts to mis fire on multiple cyl.Tes...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L wipers VIN: WAULT68E62
Wipers cannot be turned off. This is an INTERMITTENT CONDITION THAT IS ONLY PRESENT DURING HEAVY RAIN OR SNOW. Wiper switch and wiper motor were replaced to no avail. Ross-tech scan reveals no relevant codes. Thanks for your replies.
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 4VSCH733XW
we recieved this car about one year ago on the back of a flatbed wrecker. it came from the dealership who told the owner that the car needed a new cylinder head at some outragous price. if that did not fix the problem she would need a new engine. the cylinder ...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Alternator VIN: 5UXFB33542
BMW Techs I have this BMW X5 with a battery light on and not charging. Battery light on dash is on. I have battery voltage at Alt large cable,battery voltage with key on to pin #1 of two wire connector but fell I should see some sort of signal to alternator on...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Warning Lights VIN: WBAGN63494
745 LI Warning lights problems
1990 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L Blower motor, VIN: 1G4CW54C4L
2 volts on purple, good ground. 2 volts before fusible link,with blower disconnected. Any help would be welcome.
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Stall VIN: 2G1WN54T8L
Customer states that only on rainy/damp/moist day the vehicle will die as soon as it's put into gear. Vehicle will always restart but then almost immediately die again. As soon as the weather clears, vehicle starts & runs okay. He also states that the vehicle ...
1994 Chevrolet g30 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBJH32K9R
This is a box truck or cutaway, the problem is no fast idle when cold, and being around Chicago area and 0 temps its rough sitting on the pedal for 20 minutes. After the motor gets some heat it runs good and idles fine. The motor is about a 2 year old rebuilt....
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Stall VIN: 2G1WL52M1T
Hi all: I'm stumped on this one and need some help. I'm hoping someone out there has come across the same problem in the past. This car was towed in with a start and immediate stall. So it cranks fine, engine starts for two to three seconds then stalls (eve...
1996 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCHK33F9T
the truck was towed in as a no start and customer states that the truck had been fine untill one morning it just would no start. on scanning the computer system we see no rpm on the pid for rpm it stays 0. we have replace the crank sensor and still no start. w...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L drivetrain VIN: 1GCGK29R1V
This 4X4 came in just after we had a large snowstorm and the customer told us he put his truck in 4wd and the right front independent axle assm. popped out. We tore the intermediate axle assm. and housing off the front and found the retainer clip was laying in...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L high idle VIN: 1G1NE52M4W
i have this 98 malibu with a high idle usually aroung 1400 rpm in neutral i have changed the iac and still get high idle, checked for vac leaks none found paid special to check for intake leak none found. thottle angle stays between 0/2. cleaned out iac passag...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WW12M3X
I hope someone can piont me in the right direction here. Car came in with a complaint of a severe hesitation from a stop and dies out once in a while while making left hard left turns. Took out for test drive and felt the hesitation, but not all the time. felt...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GAHG39R51
This is a CNG dual-fuel full-size van. As best as I can tell the CNG system on these vans is added by an aftermarket company before GM sold the van - so it is a semi-official CNG setup. The problem is that when the van runs out of Natural Gas it likes to stum...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1C4GP54L0T
Hello all, I have got this van from the church with a problem I cannot figure out. I am hoping that someone can help me. It has two problems, very intermitten. The first one is that sometimes it stalls at idle. The second one is that sometime it hesitates fro...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Headlights, Dash Lights VIN: 2C8GP64L01
Cutomer complained of headlights going out while driving.This condition tends to upset the customer. I questioned him to get as much info as possible. He tried high and low beam, no change. Dash lights were also out. Fog lights continued to work as well as Par...
1992 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JB3XE74C3N
Hello All, Working on this Stealth, some weird things going on, when the car first came to us it was flooded badly, pulled the plugs and got them dried out and then the car would start and run. Test drove car and it loads up really bad at low rpms, the higher ...
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.3L heat VIN: 2B46P4460X
I have a 99 caravan that has 2 temp. control knobs, 1 for passenger side and 1 for driver side. The passenger side works fine but the drivers side stays cold no matter what you put the control on. Another shop has put on a blend motor but that did not fix the ...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L drl VIN: 1D7KU38643
This truck has no DRL. When you push down the park brake the red brake light on the dash flashes but the scan tool does not read brake apply. Headlights work nomally with switches. I suspect front control mod. but information from alldata is scarce and very di...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L Unknown VIN: L83R300775
I want to thank all you, who submitted a repair idea. It ended up being a broken valve spring. Again thank you G.T.
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L sec light VIN: 1D7HU18N54
customer now states vehicle still starts but lights on dash flicker as does sec light and headlights, cd player also inop i have read alot of cluster concerns on these trucks are these similar symptoms.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Wipers, Radio, Heating Controls, PW and DL VIN: 3GFF15WR34
When key is on engine off everything accessory works. once the engine starts the following things will not work. Wipers and washer, All heating controls, Power windows and door locks. everything else works as normal.
1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FABP43F1G
Working on a 86 Crown Vic. 5.0. Bad surge, low idle to 1800. Replace idle air controler, 02 sensors, map sensor, ignition pickup, ignition module. Has good fuel pressure. Cleaned EGR and everything around throttle plate and MAF. Truely has all of us scratching... Trouble codes: 12 (low idle speed), 41 (system lean), 91 (02 lean)
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Starter VIN: 1FTHF25G4K
This truck came in for no crank when hot. We replaced battery positive cable to relay & negitive cable to block. It starts fine cold , when warm it tries but wont turn over.Truck is not overheating & everything looks OK. I remember years ago having starting pr...
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDA41X5T
Help Ford Techs! This Aerostar will peg the oil pressure gauge when started cold after we did an oil change with a FL1A oil filter and 5-30 oil. After 3-5 minutes it drops back down to normal. This is a long time customer that will be dropping the van off for ...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Possible ABS unit? VIN: 1FDWE30F7W
Hey guys, we have an ambulance that the brakes work fine unless you set and idle with the brake pedal held down. It slowly bleeds down. We have replaced the rear brake shoes, front brake rotors and pads, and master cyl. We have bled the brake system to death a...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L injector sleeves
hello,and thanks in advance for any help.this power stroke came in w/fuel in the coolant bottle. i found many helpful posts in the archives regarding injector sleeves.i was unable to isolate the leak to a particular head using any of the methods i read about,s...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTRX18L2Y
thanks in advance folks. we have had this F150 in a couple of times. customer states that vehicle stalls when cold, at stop signs it idles rough, check engine light on. i did verify these conditions. outside air temp is around 10 degrees. vehicle sat over nigh... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L transmission VIN: 1FMU18POTY
hello trans guys , i am out of the shop for two months and will only have a scanner next week . no information system is available right now , so YES , i'm looking for the magic bullet for a very good friend , or at least the proper direction to go the o.d....
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTYR14X9Y
This vehicle has a hesitation and terrible bucking at quarter throttle only.When unplugging the cam sensor the problem goes away.I always have a code P0340 PO172 AND P0175.I replaced the cam sensor and adjusted it properly.I scoped checked the cam sensor and i... Trouble codes: P0340, P00, 172 (bank 1 rich), P0175
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Battery Light VIN: 1FAFP33P4Y
I have No Hair Left. I have problem with lights flickering and battery light comes on. Tested Alt on car. When I start up car alt charges 13.3-14.6 Good Amps. Let run A little bit and all of a sudden alt starts charging 12V to 15.9 all over the place. Lights f...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55U81
Please bear with me on this one. Car came in for surging at idle. Test drove and felt nothing wrong. Check for codes, found none. While checking data I decided to turn on the heater. All of a sudden the engine started surging. I turned heater off, engine stop ...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L filling up VIN: 1FAFP34P52
the car came in with a hard to fill gas tank the pump would stop all the time i found that the filler neck flap was jammed up replace the filler neck the car was good for about 2 weeks just came back today i have looked at the tank system cant see anything wro...
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31Z84
This Focus is lean and setting P0171 Lean Exhaust. Engine runs OK, has smooth idle. At idle MAF is 3 grams sec (.78v), +11% LT fuel trim. At 3,000 RPM no load MAF is 8 grams sec (1.4v), +26% LT fuel trim. Did a smoke test and found no vacuum leaks. Fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Exhaust)
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L blower speed VIN: 1FMZU73K65
This Explorer does not change blower speed from 2 to 3. It does have low and high speed and it appears to have the 2nd speed but the 3rd speed does not change. This is the 2nd Ford that has given us this problem. This vehicle does not have an EATC system. We t...
2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L Heated Seats VIN: 1FMZK06166
Dear ford techs, I have this Ford Freestyle in our shop. Was brought in for an oil change, then when customer dropped off, asked if we could check the heated seat not working on the drivers side. I have started running the test chart, but can't go further toda...
2007 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Starter VIN: 1FAFP56UX7
Hi fellows, This car intermittently doesn't crank but I cannot duplicate. The battery test good and starter always sounds good when I am checking. The customer states it doesn't make a sound when not cranking. I don't have a scan tool to check for theft codes ...
1998 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS1447W
Hi all, Thanks for your help in advance. This truck came in with the Check Eng ligh on. Upon testing, I found no communication to the scanner, either in data mode or code mode. I checked the power and grounds to the PCM and found them to be good. Thus the orde...
2000 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTFG29R3Y
Hey all you GM techs out there, this one is killing me. The car was originally towed in because the car wouldn't start so the customer turned the starter so much that it burnt it out. So we thought it was pretty cut and dry, put in a new starter and it should ... Trouble codes: P1626
1995 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L all shifting VIN: JHMEH6265S
Group I have a customer here that's son is in from college with a Honda problem. The trans is shifting great and all of the sudden starts slipping. I mean no gears at all. I checked the fluid and it is dirty but the thing stumping me is that if you pull over a...
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEG8557S
so far the Cat/con has been replaced, W/ obd2 cat con. Plugs w/ oem ngk's, and a new o2 sensor just for seeing if any changes would happen, none. This thing runs great, has always been serviced. These readings happened before repairs the same. Any thoughts???
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES26822
came in with P0135-cleared code-immediately returned--has new sensor-upon futher diag found that there is no 12 volts to heater. Wiring schematic per mitchell is either wrong or connector switched. Mitchell shows blk/yel blu/wht grn/yellow wht. I have green wh... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 sensor-primary)
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5FNRL18063
I'm having a misfire problem on this van. It happens when the engine comes back to an idle after a throttle plip with a cold engine. It also accures in a pull on the road with a cold or hot engine. It's still worse cold though. I have replaced the plugs. I als... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, TCS VIN: 1HGCM66875
We are geeting a code P2645. Rocker Arm Actuator A, Bank 1 - Open Circuit. The code trips when the customer is turning and parking. It usually comes on with the TCS light as Well. Wehn the customer drives off the TCS goes off right away and after a few minutes...
1970 Jaguar e-type 4.2L air conditioning fan speed switch
I have worked on the air conditioning system of a jauguar e-type 1970 air conditioning but the RANCO switch for console fan speed control seems to be be burned out. I have tryed to the original RANCO switch through regular suppliers but has been impossible. I...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L head lights, windows, shift lock, security lite VIN: SAJHX1247W
Iíve got a fun one here. Intermittently over bumps the security system indicator will come on and I loose the headlights, shift lock and window function. Probably other things but this is all Iíve found so far. I was able to duplicate this by hitting the side ...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4FJ6859W
Hello, I am having a problem with this cherokee It came in having failed the emisson test on NoX only not sure of the numbers but it was excessive. hc, co are within limits having looking at scan data i found that it wasnt going into closed loop, temp sens che...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1J4FF48S1Y
this jeep came in because in 4wd there was a grinding noise from the transfer case area. when it was put into 2wd the transfer case would stay locked in 4wd until i hit a bump. because of the noise and condition of the fluid( looked like tar) i replaced the tr...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L starter VIN: SALPE1247T
this vehicle was towed in, will not crank over. i found that the starter relay is not being grounded by the body control module. i checked the ignition switch and it provides ground to the becm when key is in the crank position. i have a mac tools mentor scann...
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3T8BF12G3T
Lexus/Toyota Technicians. I have a 1996 Lexus ES300 that we cannot get the mil light off. The car came in on 12/22/08 for the mil light on. The technician found code po401 EGR flow insufficient detected. We replaced the EGR Valve pressure valve and cleared the... Trouble codes: P0401
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L heater controles VIN: JT6HF10UXY
Hi guys we have this Lexus RX300 in hear with a heater temp problem, outlet temp on pass side 2 vents is 180* on the drivers side the center vent is 140* outside vent is 115*, the air flow is great from all vents, all the servo motor are working & no codes in ...
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L Starting VIN: JTHBA30G54
This car will not start after sitting for about 6 days, the battery will go dead. I have checked for draws and there is a fluctuating draw of about .1 amps all the time (it never stops). I have isolated it down to 2 fuses the 30 amp AM2 fuse that feed the AM2 ...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L No Start VIN: JM1BA1417S
Hi evry member, problem with the car is wont start evry morning, if I want start the car I need desconect injector because if not is a lot fuel in cylinder, after start I leave 30 seconds working and I can start car ok and drive without any problem all day. Fu...
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L monitors won't reset VIN: JM1BB1418T
Vehicle came in for Pa. emissions inspection and failed due to catalyst,evap,02 sensor, and egr monitors not running. After performing egr test, egr code set and I cleared it.The misfire, fuel system, components and 02 heater set almost immediately. Performed ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBCB25D2G
Hello i got this diesel here due to a running problem when cold. The customer said it runs rough cold and feels like it has less power than normal when cold. The customer also stated it smoked more than usual when cold. After it runs for a few minutes it gets ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L brakes VIN: WDBNG73J82
Replaced front brake rotors and pads, OE are drilled rotors so could not machine, used OE style rotors and pads Have brake squeak, was Ok for short time after replacement, knowing that these cars are sensitive to aftermarket parts used better pads and rotors a...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L trunk lid VIN: WDBUF87J56
customer jammed trunk shut,now it will not open, i can hear the switch work but the latch will not release trunk lid.i tried to access thru rear seat,alldata says to release rear seat back, latch is accessed thru trunk. any help would be apriciated

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L No lights on instrument cluster VIN: WAVZZZ4F26
Hi everybody, thank you all for your help, i couldn't repair this car because i don't have any information about it no wiring diagrams as well, some suggested to change the ignition switch which i did and still the same problem because it turned out to be only...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L instrument cluster/radio VIN: WBAAV33441
Well I had many helpful responces. What I did was disconnect the speedo cluster and all started to work. I guess its a fix for now.
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Stall VIN: 1GYEK63N53
Thank you to the 5 that responded to this request for help. Kevin from Minn explained it best by saying that the throttle angle is adjusted during normal driving life to account for carbon build up on throttle body and plate. When PCM is reset or there is low ...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L radio VIN: 1G1JF52TOY
david from indiana was correct, a friend of mine has a tech 2 didthe relearn in about 2 min, all the other advise was appreciated but none of them worked thank u all for ur time ,Jim
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.6L park assist VIN: 1GCHK23618
Thanks to those that came to my aid. Removing the park assist fuse shut the system down, hadn't tried this figuring the way everything is intergrated these days, thought it would throw codes and buzzers. The instrument cluster stores a no communication code, b...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L flashers VIN: 3C8FY4BB21
thanks to all of your replies. We have shopkey here, doesnt tell us anything about a seperate flasher relay. It does tell us to remove the flasher relay to remove and replace multifunction switch, and wiring diagrams dont show it as a seperate unit either. ...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L no start VIN: 1B7HC16Y2T
hello everyone, customer driving down rd. and vehicle quit. towed to our shop and tested. good fire, fuel pressure-55lbs. injectors noiding, still no start. checked for codes and none present. pulled sparkplug and fouled with fuel. injectors hung wide open. ...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Heater Controls VIN: 1B4GP44R0V
Thank you Rolando for the cool down test procedure. I performed the calibration using the wiper and A/C buttons and everything's fine. Not sure what caused the module to lose it's calibration, maybe it has a failing module but we will just have to wait and s...
1999 Dodge Caravan 2.4L power steering VIN: 2P4FP25B3X
Thanks for everyone's replys. When the vehicle did return we pulled the reservoir off, which was a remote reservoir and it did not have any screen in it. We replaced the aftermarket pump that we had installed and installed an oe pump which solved the problem...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L 1-2 2-3 shift VIN: 2B6HB11Y6X
i received alot of very good replies and i appreciate everyone , bottom line is the trans needs to come out for rebuild.
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L turn indicators, instrument panel VIN: 1B4GP25R62
thank you for all the help, noted defective cluster, we found bad feed wire from battery,bad battery connections, wiring repairs in main harness. main feed for cluster to intellengent power module was bad, cleaned connections rechecked vehicle for symptoms no...
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L no rear heat VIN: 1D8HB58D44
it turned out to be broken blend door. i consider all 7 of you to be correct.since you all helped me .i did not no anything about the working of this rear system and now i do .thank you.
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTCR15X6R
Thank you guys for the input . Although I did not get this vehicle fixed due to customer funds issue , I do believe that a motor assy. would have fixed it . The part I suspect as bad is the position sensor . Trying to follow the chart as to which position the ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L High Exhaust Temp VIN: 1FTNX21F7X
thanks to every body that helped found the exhausted back pressure control valve rod fell off repaired with new clip problem solved Trouble codes: P0605 (Internal PCM error), P0476 (Exhaust Pressure Control Valve Performance), P1249 (Turbo Waste Gate Performance).
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66LXY
thanks for the help guys. i got some good responses on this one. because of the cam sensor code, i replaced the cam sensor just to be safe, although this may have been a false code caused by long cranking times. it was cheap and easy. i did a complete tune-up,... Trouble codes: P0340.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTPX14574
Ended up being the fuel pump driver module that was causing all of the problem. Not sure exactly what was going on but it would not allow my scan tool to communicate with pcm nor would the truck crank over. It's fixed now with the module replacement. Thanks fo...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGED6355M
thanks to everone that replied. the problem turned out to be a bad wiring connection at connector c313 at left shock tower. repaired loose connection, engine starts and runs. Trouble codes: 4 (distributor), 8 (distributor).
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3J4CC878
I am going to close this with a possiably might be fixed. I went on vac. at Christmas with the cust. taking the car. She has not called with any problem so I don't know for sure about the repair. Most replies stated main relay ot ecm which is exactly what I wa...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Clutch VIN: SAJEB52D74
Well I can't print the statement my tech said when we pulled the clutch disc out "backwards". It happens to the best of us. Thanks for for help
1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Heater Core VIN: 1J4FY29P8W
Thanks to all who resonded. This is a fix. I have put in a many heater core but this is the first time that I have run across one that wouldn`t heat up. Checked thermostat it was a 195 degree. Pulled water pump it had an R stamped on it. Mike [...]...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Charging VIN: 1J4FF48S1Y
Able to get in shop with no charge condition. Scope both inputs to alt and pcm grounding green wire, no charge. Replaced alt. and all is well thanks to all for your help.
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HR48P7C
I did state in my update that this vehicle was E85 certified - sticker under the hood stated it was an LEV fleet certified for up to 85% ethanol blend. This Jeep did have ethanol in it and thought it had gasoline in it - causing the lean running condition. Thi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Misfires), P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2), P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency).
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L oil cotrol solinoid VIN: JT6HF10VOX
Thanks to Tom from California and Don from Iowa for taking the time to respond to my post,especially Don who led me to the right direction on removing the solinoid.I got the solinoid replaced and the vehicle ran great.Hai
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNLM81W2P
Thanks to all for the suggestions. Went back to the basics & started to find some VERY unusal test results, i.e. compression readings. I originally had 120 across the board. During the second test, readings began to change. Cylinder 3 went from 80 to 180 to 0 ... Trouble codes: 332 (Insufficient flow egr koer), 10, 50, 60 (cylinder 1 56 balance test).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L battery VIN: WDBRF64J61
Thanks for all your replies and Happy New Year. It turned out to be both seat modules, unplugged them one at a time and still had draw until unplugged both and then draw was gone. These things are costly! Thanks again
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L control head VIN: 2MEFM75V46
a new heater control head fixed it. Thanks every one for your help!
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L engine VIN: 4A3AC44GX3
Thanks to everyone that replied. i tried replacing the rad. cap a few people said to replace it it didnt make a difference. The only thing left was the radiator and a few of you said to replace it. I told the customer to that it needed a radiator he said he wo...
1988 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1HZ16S7J
Thanks to everybody. I found that fuel press. was ok but volume was down. I dropped the tank and found that it was fuel of rust and pump was dragging badly. Replaced fuel pump and tank. Running great. Thanks
2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L front brakes VIN: 1N4AL21E37
Hello, SOrry for taking so long to close this help request. The customer still has not returned to us with the vehicle yet. After reading the replys and doing some more research, I suspect a problem in the brake booster. If the customer returns thats where we ...
1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HY5437H
Thanks to all who replied.. and a thank you very much to john from new jersey who was completely on the money the fix endend up being the top gear was out of time , altough the magnet was still there. again a big thanks to all this beast was picked up and fin...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Controls VIN: 1G3WS52H3Y
Replaced passenger side blend door actuator to repair. Thanks to all replies.
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Upper Plenum VIN: 1G2WP52K6Y
Hello Again, What i ended up doing was pulling the plenum back off and not finding any problems with the gasket or plenum. I did find a piece of the old plenum that had broke off in the lower manifold below where the PCV is located. At this point I decided to ...
2002 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G2FS22K62
we fixed car. we knew it was the pump are real question was about if rear end had to be dropped to get tank down. This car has plastic fuel tank and we did not have to take rear end down. lowered muffler, removed track bar from pass side and r...
2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L brake booster VIN: WP1AC29P05
As most of you mentioned the PST2 will not work on an 05 cayenne, we were able to retrieve the code under engine system. We also had access to a durametric scanner that seems to access all systems on this 05 cayenne (thanks Dave @ prototech). The key to findin...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: YS3EF48Z91
This one was a long chase. I did find the OnStar module in the trunk fastened to the bottom of the parcel shelf. I also got a bulletin from Justin with the procedure for "neutering" the OnStar and carried that out. Still no help. If I pulled fuse #8 the drai...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1F1GD296X2
Thanks to all who replied! Solution was actually quite simple (like so many). The wastegate hose loops close to the turbo coolant pipe. It had been baked and had split just a little underneath along a seam. Under certain boost conditions it opened up enough... Trouble codes: P0244 (wastegate control solenoid valve malfunction-high input).
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3HN86R4X
unfortunately the cust could not leave the vehicle any longer and we were unable to find the source of the problem.the cust said he might return in the future to have us solve this pain. Thanks for the info received but it did not lead us in the right direct...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWRT71K75
LOW FUEL PSI R/R FUEL PUMP/ VAC PUMP ON BACK OF HEAD Trouble codes: P0131, P0101, P0299.
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