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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L power steering VIN: JH4DC445XX
The car came in after being in another shop for a timing belt and water pump. New fan belts were replaced and also a new radiator. When the customer was driving it home it was noticed that there was no power steering. The customer then brought it to my shop. I...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBAAM5341Y
i have a 2000 bmw 328i that came in for a check engine light. had codes 227 and 228 fuel trim bank 1 and 2 permissible range exceeded. found oil seperator under intake leaking. replaced seperator and all 3 lines. cleared codes and let set and idle. code 227 co...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L timing chain VIN: BAGH83491D
Hello, this 2001 E38, BMW 740 came in with noise from pass side valve cover, timing chain slapping noise, I checked hyd tensioner seemed ok, oil level and condition ok, I pulled valve cover and main timing chain has slack, I know that with engine off the tensi...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBANB33594
There is a coolant leak from a weep hole in the front lower timing cover. the o-ring for the coolant pipe that runs below(not above like the earlier V8's) the valley pan through to the rear of the engine is torn. Do I need to remove the cylinder head(s) to get...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1G1JF32D3S
missing in overdrive between 45-50mph, only. came in for missfiring 3 weeks ago and replaced all ign. components dealer parts.. now car has returned. modis says missing on #2 and #4 only in overdrive at 45-50 then nothing has anyone seen this before.. tryed sw...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GNDT13W21
help!! I have a low brake pedal on this blazer, when running. we have replaced booster, master, abs pump, front pads and calipers, and have bled the system many many many times. have even activated abs many times and then bled some more. no external leaks. the...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55EX1
The vehicle came back with an O2 sensor heater code, 3x reference code, egr code, and transmission adaptive limit. We replaced the O2 sensor, replaced the connector for the egr valve and those problems are fixed but the P1374 continues to come right back. I re... Trouble codes: P1374 (3x reference error)
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Cuts out, Bucking VIN: 2G1WF52E42
The problem has been around before the crank pulley or tune up was performed. The Car will occasionally buck(feels like ignition dropout)for one to four times under load in first or second. It will occasionally leave a misfire or two in the misfire data(differ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L No shift, No communication w/TCM VIN: 1GCJK39GX3
This one was brought to me from a trans shop. No shift. No PRNL reading on dash. Check engine light and ABS lights on. Found PCM codes P0802 - Engine torque signal ckt, P1571 - Traction control torque request ckt, ABS code c0055 - VSS ckt, Transfer case code U...
2007 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L Starting VIN: 2C3KA53G17
I have good customer with vehicle stuck in Albania. He lost the set of ignition key during shipping. How can I get a set of keys cut and security info updated in computer with a valid ownership. A dealer tech mentioned I would need a pin number for DRB. Where ...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Lack Of Power VIN: 1B7KF2362X
We have this turbo diesel that is eating our lunch. The complaint is lack of power. We initially started with replaceing the fuel filter and air filter. Performed fuel flow test and found transfer pump weak. Replaced pump and now have very good flow. When driv...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46R3Y
Hey guys, Car came in from a car lot that does their own work. PO175 was only code. Cleared codes and it came back almost imediately. Pulled plugs and saw they were obviously black on drivers side. Suspected bad injectors so i pulled upper intake to access. F...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L p1740 VIN: 1B7HF13241
thanks in advance for your replies. just a code p1740,trans works fine even for me but the code only comes on one time in two weeks.i have cleared the code 2 times in the last month.the last time i turned off the o.d..has not come back on. customer wants thi...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L heat VIN: 3D7HU18NX2
hello all I have a winner here dodge ram 1500 2002 came in with little to no heat.1st tried flushing heater core seemed to work for a little bit. next found out about the heater door problems and the updated heater box so we removed heater box and updated to t...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 3B7HU18N12
Good day, I am replacing the timing chains on this vehicle and am using a timing chain kit from Chrysler. The kit is on back order untill next week and the parts department does not have a description of what is included in the kit. Does anyone have experienc...
2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Unknown VIN: 2B3HD46R93
This car trips code P1776, solenoid switch valve latched in LR position). It first happens if you take the car down the interstate after about 8 miles. The TCC will be locked and cruising fine and then it will unlock and trip the code and turn the light on. Wh...
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L air injection pump VIN: 1B3EL46J44
the air injection pump runs intermitently even after the car is shut down. It causes a battery drain over night. I could not find any pinpoint test for that praticular problem using alldata. Also the wiring diagram that I pulled was confusing. there is a circu...
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L MIL Lamp on, surge above 2K rpm VIN: 1B3EL46X95
vehicle starts and idles perfectly and if you accelerate very slowly you wouldnt know you had a problem except the cel light on. If you accelerate normally the engine starts to surge almost like a rev limiter kicking in. If you press harder on the gas it gets ... Trouble codes: P0344
1989 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L fuel computer VIN: 1FAB412854
removed cluster for unrelated repair...reassembled and the fuel computer reads "CO" for distance to empty. Although the instant mpg and average mpg work correctly from the same display. Also, when you switch from mph to kph ,all data changes except dte, it sta...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L no power,poping,exh VIN: 1FTCR14X9N
Hi All Thanks in advance for taking time to look at this post. what I have is a 92 ranger towed in no start. Had spark but weak. checked plugs, gas foweled (dripping wet). checked fuel pressure OK. replaced plugs, Had a supposed good maf.(out of my ranger of ...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W9R
After replacing DFPE sensor, test car and made sure all montiors were completed. Test drove once more and released vechile. Came back next day with p1406 Downstream hose off or plugged. CHecked hose for any blockage, check the tube for blockage, removed egr ... Trouble codes: 1406 (downstream hose off or plugged)
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L converter? VIN: 1FALP52U5T
Hello. I've been chasing a engine idle problem. Being that it seems to fast. But when you drive it is more like the converter is still engaged at idle and is keeping the speed of the car up. Engine controls seem to be functioning normally. Idle request and act...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31L0X
Owner stated he was driving along and the vehicle shut off as if the key had been turned off. Vehicle would crank but no fire. Brought vehicle in suspecting fuel pump. Checked for pressure and had none. Checked relays, inertia switch, connections and wiring an...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L71
Good mourning guys I have this 01 f150 that is giving me hope for early retirement. Well came in with all of the codes listed. Found LTFT lean and cleaned MAF and reset,LTFT returned to specs.In mod $6 I had a misfire on every cylinder. Next took if for a test... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P0300 (random misfire), P1100 (p1260-), P1260
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03191
good morning members, here in the shop we have a 01 ford escape with a 3.o v6 auto trans.vehicle came in on the hook and smelled like fuel.scantest revealed 6 trouble codes p1151,po171,po174,po302,po304,po306. tech has checked fuel press and filter ,injector p... Trouble codes: P1151 (upstream bank one o2 lean), P0171 (bank one lean), P0174 (bank two lean), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire)
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FMDU74W92
This vehicle gives a loud bang when in 4 wheel drive.It will do this even pulling out straight from a dead stop. It will do this if you torque it with your foot on the brake and it will do this in forward and reverse, The transfer case was replaced last year f...
2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L traction control VIN: 2FMZA57654
I recently had a 2004 ford freestar come in with a traction control light coming on intermittently. I pulled codes c1288(primary pressure transducer ckt. or brake pressure sensor ckt.), u1009(scp data fault for engine torque) and u1027(scp data fault for enfin...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L overdrive VIN: 1FBNE31L36
vehicle came in for intermittantly dropping out of fourth gear, overdrive light flashing. code p1702 trans range sensor intermittant , and po705 trans range sensor circuit malfunction. this van has been to a trans shop, and a ford dealer before coming to me. i...
2008 Ford f 250 6.4L Stall VIN: 1FTSF21R8E
just looking for info on deisel engines. we have several diesel pickups trying to run in northern Il, and all the fuel they can find is 11% biodiesel. ford recommends no more than 5%. these trucks(all 15 of them) quit running while driving (-12 degrees) . look...
1993 GMC Vandura P3500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall
This is a tow vehicle for customers race car. He blew the engine a few months ago and installed a new crate engine from Kragan. At the same time he replaced the MAP, TPS, EGR, and CTS. He also installed a new factory Distributor and fuel filter. Engine starts ...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L door locks VIN: KMHHN65F83
thanks in advance for any help on this one.upon unlocking either door on this car,it immediately re-locks the enter w/key,you must hold the key in the unlock position as the door tries to lock against you.same from the inside.any insight greatly appre...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire, LH bank dead VIN: 4S2DM58W02
This vehicle came in with a missfire - found LH bank dead. Checked Spark, injector pulse - good but found low compression on that bank (160psi). Removed valve cover and found worn cams so replaced head and timing belt. After we had everything back together, st... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder missfire)
1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, double fire VIN: 1J4FJ78S5T
vehicle came in with complaint of stalling and not shifting. test drove for symptoms, unable to duplicate. retrieved codes found p1391, int loss of cam or crank signal. verified 5 volt reference, ohm ground and signal wires from sensors to ecm, ok, ohmed crank...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L tach all gauges windows VIN: 1J4G248S5Y
car was brought to me to give another opinion. after a couple of seconds the tach drops out then a couple of secomds later all of the gauges drop out sometimes all at once other times a couple won't be working and the others will drop out. other times the gaug...
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Engine VIN: 1J4FA49S11
There is a whistling noise coming from the engine compartment in cold weather. We can only duplicate the noise on the road. It disappears as the throttle is opened and vacuum drops. Since we can not fit even are smallest tech under the hood during the road tes...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Surge, Stall VIN: 1J4HR58N65
Customer complains that vehicle will idle bad and sometimes stall when stoping at a light. We had it in the shop and cleaned the throttle body and IAC. Vehicle ran good in the shop and on a long test drive. Customer picked up the vehicle (its 10 degrees F outs...
1995 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7212S
ok im stumped put used motor in, got great compression 130 psi,got spark to all 4 cyl.,fuel pressure is 40 psi,when i try to start it it back fires through the intake like its out of time,timming belt is new and ive checked it 7 times, replaced coil and crank ...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Starting VIN: SALNY22202
This vehicle came to us for the first time last November as a no start and it was diagnosed as a defective fuel pump and we replaced it along with the filter and they were on there way. In December they were back with an overheating problem. This is a new cu...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L SRS Light VIN: WDBJF83F42
The SRS light is on for this vehicle. Checking the system, we found the following codes. Atttmpeting to clear both the air bag (SRS) and Tele Aid fault with no success. Fault seems to be related to a communcation problem with the Tele Aid system. Next step? ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86W22
Relocated spark plug, injector, and ignition coil to another cylinder. Did a compression test. 140 range on test. Still have misfire code for cylinder 7. Help is needed. al Trouble codes: P0307
1989 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L power steering pump VIN: JNIHJ01P6K
customer brings in the vehicle for power steering noise after the previous high pressure line repair. the pump is howling. i noticed that the fluid looked like it had been refilled with power steering fluid instead of atf. flushed the system twice with no chan...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Differential VIN: JN1RZ27H4P
This vehicle upon heavy acceleration from a dead stop, sounds like the drive line is hitting the bottom of the vehicle at or around the rear diff. Upon visual inspection all mounts and bushings appear to be in good shape, u-joints are good, short axles and u-j...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XN11T8Y
Van came in with a rough idle/missfire with a P0300. I did a two hour fuel injector flush,checked for vacuum leaks and found smoke coming from the Egr so went ahead and replaced it,and replaced the ignition rotor and cap because of obvious burnt spots . Afther... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire)
2003 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED29Y83
ok Nissan techs! asked for help last week with truck when i couldn't get readiness test to set.. and had code p0328 for pending knock sensor. we got it set readiness codes and it went thru emmision. i cleared the codes and we drove it for awhile. now the mil i... Trouble codes: P0328, P0171
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L dash lights VIN: 1G3GR62C5S
Customer complains of the dash lights intermintantly illuminating. primarily the abs and brake lights as well as the audible brake warning indicatior. This customer had been to me in the past and would be fine for months at a time. Now it's at a point ware it ...
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L Security system VIN: 1G3NL52T7V
This is the first passlock system we have attempted to fix. Car came 3 weeks ago, no start, code B1026. Performed relearn (10 min key on) and car started no problem. Car came back 1 week later, no start, code B1026 (Bad vtd timinig 3 times). Followed flow char...
1984 Other European silver spirt 412CID Hydraulic VIN: SCAZS42A4E
Hi Group, I hope someone can shed some light on this problem. This car is leaking hydraulic fluid onto the exhaust causing a large cloud of smoke. The fluid drips off of the bellhousing, but I cant see it's origin. There are 2 pumps on top of the motor which ...
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L heater VIN: 1GMDX03E2Y
Not sure where to place this post,so here goes... Thanks in advance for all assistance.This Montana came to us for a poor heat complaint.Coolant level and condition were OK,and the engine temp was consistent on initial test drive as per Snap On scanner.Heat ...
2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L lock up VIN: 5TDBT44A62
This car came in on a tow truck with a blown up overdrive planetary. we pulled it out and rebuilt the unit with new overdrive planetary, converter, and lock up solenoid. car shifts fine, fluid is fine, truck gets lock-up. on second trip as soon as lock up come...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K63
I have a technical question for you guys. I have a 2003 Toyota Camry LE with a 2.4L. Car is setting a p0420 catalyst code. Monitor b1s1 a/f sensor and b1s2 oxygen sensor. Rear oxygen sensor is reading around .74v, too high according to Modis, indicating a cat ... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency below threshold)
2006 Toyota Camry 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32X36
Hi all, thanks in advance for your help. Car came in with a P0442 small leak. Actuated VSV at air cleaner from Modis and it clicked at a fast frequency (normal?), then I manually shut the vent shut valve attached to the canister and tested with both pressure a... Trouble codes: P0442
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B9X
Veh. came in with above 2 codes but running and driving ok. tried to clean throttle body and reset codes but same codes came back right away. replaced new throttle body and tried to do adaptation. still could not erase those 2 codes, so could not finish the ad... Trouble codes: P1559 (throttle valve control j338 fault basic setting), P1565 (throttle valve cont - lower stop not reached)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSR61J44
This car came in on the hook and will not start. If I cycle the key multiple times it will start. The glow plug lite is on and off within seconds and the voltage to the glow plugs is just as fast. On the glow plug control module (which looks like a relay to me...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Right Rear VIN: YV1CZ59H54
Hello, There is a thump noise coming from the right rear wheel area when driving slowly on rough roads. We found and replaced the right rear stabilizer link (both were replaced), but the problem is still there. We also checked for problems from the right rear...

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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC9327W
The lifters did indeed fix this car, dropping them in only took about 2.5 hours, including making a tool to compress the valve springs to get them out. The car sat outside last night and the battery didn't make it, but with a jump it started right up, and it ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L radio VIN: WBAAN3341Y
Well the customer was going home for the holidays so we put the vehicle back together and reinstalled everything as normal and the problem has not returned. I have left this open to the last moment just in case it did return and it has not caused them problem ...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: IG4HR52K3V
Thanks to all that replied. Most of the replies mentioned a leaky fuel pressure regulator or a fuel pressure issue. Both of those were ok. The problem ended up being the crank sensor. Sorry it took so long to post the fix. I was gone for a few we...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Problem filling tank VIN: 2G4WS52J81
Overwhelming response was for lack of venting of gas tank. checked the vent valve and it was ok. We pulled tank again, (3rd time, had a defective sender first time) and checked all valves, etc. --- NTF. Reassm, still wouldn't take gas. Had gas in vapor can, dr...
2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Blower Motor
Hi all, BIGGIE THANKS TO ALL OF YOU! After reading all of the replies I had the encouragement to proceed. It was indeed possible to do without removing the Case. Following the advice of some of you, I pulled the Carpet and Padding out of the way. Was able ...
1987 Chevrolet R30 Scottsdale 7.4L low pedal VIN: 1GBHR34N6H
hi guys thanks for all the responses but all areas that were recommended have been done prior to post have no real information to post so i am going to close this thanks again!!!
1994 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L spark plug VIN: 2G1WP14X2R
Well I've got this one fixed. Thanks to all of you who responded. I called some local jobbers and 1 was able to help. Kit I bought was Perma-Plug brand and cost $22.00. It had 3 different length inserts, the special tap, and a swedging tool. I greased the tap ...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2GCEK19R9W
I would like to thank all of the people that responded to my cry for help. It turns out to be the ignition switch. I tryed to catch the problem with my scope, but unable to because it was so intermittent. I took a chance and replaced the ignition switch as man...
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L brakes VIN: 2G1WX15K32
sorry it took so long to close this request but my customer has not come back yet.I feel it is going to be a front end problem that I missed since new rotors made no differance. I will repost when she comes back in
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L awd VIN: 1GNDVO3E23
Thanks for the help everyone. The tech went back over everything and found the rear to be low on fluid. One of you ( I think Lloyd ) said about the rear not having a ring and pinion but something like a pump. That makes perfect sense now. Not enough fluid to p...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U53
I want to thank all that took time to respond to my question, and as most of you said it was a plugged right bank catalytic converter, the vehicle is just within the 8 year 80,000 mile warranty so I am sending him to the dealer for warranty replacement. Other... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0101.
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L brake pedal VIN: 2G1WX12KX4
You guys where exactly right the material was broke off the backing plate of the pad roll back and the pad material would be in the right spot and have brakes roll forward and sometimes the material would move away from the pad and it would wish the piston was...
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Engine Overheat VIN: 2C3HE66G4Y
Thanks To all For your Responses! Pulled thermostat back out & ran a wire up the 1/2" hole 3 times, before I felt it go through on the 4th try. Used my hose off my mighty vac which fit perfectly & blew air through the hole. Reinstalled & Everything worked fine...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L governor duty cycle VIN: 1B7HF13Z5T
My fellow man from Michigan had the correct help. One of my technicians swapped the trans and did not check cooler flow. I replaced the check valve, put in a filter. After that was done I dropped the pan and found alot of remnants, so I pulled the Governor pre...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L shifting VIN: 2C3HH46R6X
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L temp gauge VIN: 1B7GG22NYY
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L parking lamps VIN: 1D7HA16N54
Thank's for all the help.The problem was high resistance between pin 15 of front control module and pin 86 of park lamp relay socket in intergated power module (engine fuse box).A new one ran $301.00 ,and came with a plastic cover that you install under unit t...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FNDU34X1R
thanks for help the fix was an open circuit RF speed sensor . had to trace fault by looking for signal while spinning wheel.scan never would give a code . probably needed star tester . light would go off without driving. it proves out just like check en...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L eats distributor gea VIN: 1FTEX14H7R
Thanks for all the replies. I had checked the pump for debris prior to my post, no problem in this area. No valve seals in the pan, haven't seen that since the 80's. End play in the cam is .004 inch, well within spec. In doing some research and reading some of...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L clutch pedal VIN: 1FTJW36F9V
Thanks for all the replies the customer did not want the clutch slave and master cylinders replaced at this time he is going to try and sell it as is. Thanks again for the insite on this repair. Thanks again Michael.
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP233XV
the car is fix. i tried to set it by removing plug by starter and inserting a hex key so it would stop on #1 cylinder. car did not sound right. then i found a mark on the crankshaft pulley that look like a chip so i used that against the mark on the oil pan...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L injector sleeves
thanks for all replies.most said to sell heads or replace all sleeves.i rented tool from local engine rebuilder,and pulled out the sleeve i found to be leaking, it was cracked.same engine rebuilder had 1 sleeve in stock, and customer wanted to roll the dice,s...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA51421
thanx to all that replied. It was a blown fuse in the underhood fuse box. What happened is it bit me , i checked all the fuses with a test lite and all the fuses tested good even the blown one,but i wasn't getting key on power at the computer so with the schem...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU77E02
Sorry for the delay. Vehicle not returned to us due to holidays. Partially restriced catalytic converter root cause. Vehicle was sent to dealer for 8yr 80,000 mile converter warranty. Thanks to all who took time to reply.
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L won't shut off VIN: 1FMRU15W23
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L abs sensor VIN: 1ZVHT82H25
Customer has declined furthur diagnostics, he just wanted to see the odometer. if the problem bothers him enough, he will return for repairs. From the replies we received, these have connector issues and sensor issues. the all data trouble tree isn't great - m...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U16
well this ones fixed. i actually sent this car to dealer because i exhausted all possibilities except the pcm. the car got to dealer they slapped it with a pcm and all was well. it was covered under warranty. thanks for everyones responses! God Bless
1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L Back Up Lights & Instrument Lights VIN: 1GKEK13R2X
First I would like to apoligize for taking so long to close this request. Seems with the holidays and everything I just fall further behind. The problem with this vehicle was a poorly installed 4 prong trailer plug that was shoved up on the frame and we failed...
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEC14X06
The PCM was bad. The company had put a PCM from an identical truck but even with matching numbers the program wont let it run. A new PCM reflashed did the trick
1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L No Start
hey guys, finally after a long aggrivating repair the honda is running, the right pcm fixed the no start condition. thank you all for all of the suggestions and recommendations.
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L srs VIN: 2HGFA16216
I did not fix this car yet.It is my own vehicle and we have not had time yet.I will add a comment when it is fixed.Thank you to those that replied.I did inspect my impact sensors(which I hadn't replaced).The left front had slight damage do I replaced both fron...
2006 Infiniti M35 Sport 3.5L radio/ac system VIN: JNKAY01E66
replaced whole inside harness added a factory dvd which dealer claimed was never there but fit prefectly in open hole in center counsol everything came on line the cut harness was for dvd only some how the was effected
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1J4FF48S1Y
Well so far so good. I put another transfer case in and it seemed to make a difference. there was still aslight whining noise coming from the front diff. I pulled the diff cover off and the fluid was extremely dirty. I cleaned out the pumpkin and as of now the...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, slightly high idle VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Hello Techs, I replaced the IAC and throttle valve gaskets. I was able to get a slight amount of adjustment at the TPS. The problem is fixed. I also noted to the customer that the vehicle tachometer registers about 150RPM faster than the scan tool reading at ...
2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Bucking (trans)? VIN: 1LNHM81V77
The car has only bucked 1-2 times in the last 3 weeks. It does 1500-2000 miles every week and should arise soon. I will post a real close when given the oportunity. Installed before the post was 4 michelin tires. Keith from Ga. gave me a good place to start. F...
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Thermostat VIN: JM3LV5235W
The general opinion is that it is time to remove the water pump and take a look at the vanes, either because the impeller may be spinning (I doubt because I hear no noise with a stethoscope) or because the vanes may be corroded (never seen it, but seems plausi...
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L speedometer,odometer,tachometer VIN: JA3AY31C6V
The instrument cluster has a bad circuit board which is replaceable.I got one from mitsubishi under 50 dollars.Thanks to all..
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D8X
we recieved tips on coils and amp checking.which was very good information.but this was not acoil problem. we even replaced the coils anyway no change.for unknown reasons the computer would not fire #2+#3 coils.we read that out of time the computer would shut ... Trouble codes: 1320 (manufacture misfire code).
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L traction control VIN: YS3EH45G43
We have not repaired this vehicle but after going through some diagnostic steps I am not sure that there is a fault, hard to convince the customer of that. We were closed for the holidays so I had the customer drive the vehicle with the ESP off and as suspecte...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L battery dies VIN: JTDBR32E93
Thanks to all who did reply. Custmer did agree to change the light switch because of the TBS. I will post a new help request if the problem will occur again. thank you Tony
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