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2003 Acura TL 3.2L transmission VIN: 19UUA56603
Could definatley use some help on this one.Car came in trans slipping badly fluid burnt 3rd gear clutches burnt out,filter plugged.Trans was overhauled.Customers complaint is from cold start(overnight winter)car takes off will switch gears normally till 1st st...
2005 BMW 530i 3.0L trans limp mode VIN: WBANA73535
thank u 4 any help ya can give me for this bmw .or pint me da rigth direction. angel@ aamco trans in florida
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HR52C7R
This car came in and the lady said it died and would not restart, then after sitting in the middle of the street for a couple minutes it started. She came straight to my shop. I started the car several times and it seemed fine for me. I was going to make an ap...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52LXR
Good morning everyone. I Have A Buick I just can not get rid of. The customer first brought the car in for a standard oil change & full tune up,"spark plugs, spark plug wires, fuel filter, and fuel injection cleaning. When the customer went to leave his car st...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L vehicle theft system VIN: 1G6KD54Y7Y
This Caddie came in w/sevice theft system message on dash.Scanned system w/tech2 and found code B3031 theft system in learn mode.Followed chart per MOD for B3031 and indicated to replace VTD module.First VTD module would not learn keys and tried to perform 30 ...
2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1G6KS54Y12
Engine starts and runs fine, but every 9 days or so, just quits while driving, and restarts ok. No codes, monitors are up when we check them after the stall. Thanks in advance, John.
1993 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban Silverado 7.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNGC26N2P
Good morning all iatn techs. this surburban came on the hook as no start. i have good spark and fuel pressure but no injector pulse. the vehicle wiil run on alternate fuel(brake clean). i found battery voltage at the injectors but no noid light action. my scan...
1994 Chevrolet Blazer 5.7L Oil System VIN: 1GNEK9RJ35
Engine has no upper end clatter or tick. Just has a slight chirp when started cold. I removed belt to rule at drive system. Noise continued. I removed the valve covers to find there was no oil coming up the push rods when cold. After a few minutes there would ...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1G1NE52M0W
Need to know if there is a simple fix for this situation, other than taking instrument cluster out.
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26J4X
here is my question. I dropped this burb off at the local dealer with the new vcm in the passenger seat and old vcm still installed so he could pull it in. when i got the burb back with new vcm installed and programed it had an ses light on and my 1336 was ret... Trouble codes: 1336 (crankshaft variation not learned)
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDL19WXY
Hello to all, this is my first time using this so bear with me. i have this astro that keep throwing missfire codes on cylinders 3 and 4. after clearing codes the missfire comes back on cylinder 3 then clear them again and the new code is for cylinder 4 only. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected)
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GNDT13W21
i replaced the heads afterwords i have no spark if i crank for 5 sec or so it trips a crank sensor code i replaced sensor no help replaced coil pack ign control module plugs wires cap roter still nothing i have 12v and ground at coil distributor and crank sens...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55E71
This car came in with crank but no start. customer said it was acting up earlier in the day. Fuel pump runs and has fuel pressure. Can not connect my fuel pressure gauge because of the power steering hose is in the way. Have plenty of fuel when pushing schrade... Trouble codes: P1189
2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCDM19X92
vehicle came for a water pump. upon further inspection the lower intake was leaking. installed lower intake with no major complications. after installation my attempt to start vehicle was unsuccessful. timing was off so i proceeded to set timing from the begin...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Encoder Motor VIN: 1GNDT13S22
Does anyone know how I may change the position of the Transfer Case encoder motor on the bench? I have a new one that is out of position based from a bad transfer case and is way out of position for the replacement to install at this time. New encoder was on t...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCEK19T63
Vehicle came to us running poorly, low power and check engine lamp flashing. normal diagnosis, found the cats broken up and plugged. replaced all 4 oxygen sensors and cat pipe, cleared codes and drive cycled. ran great until next morning. after a hot soak 2-3 ... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L removal information. VIN: 1GBJC34254
We need a little help on a job we are unfamiliar with.we have to replace the injection pump on this vehicle and the procedure on mitchell only says remove 4 pump bolts and remove pump.I can not find the procedure for gaining access to those 4 bolts.If anybody ...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT58N77
Well I have this 07 impalla that keeps setting p0411 . I do not have a trobleshooting tree. I was able to turn on the pump with my modis but thats all i can do at this point. Any Ideas or does someone have a trobleshooting tree? Trouble codes: P0411
2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C3AN69L34
this problem has the customer pulling my hair out. very intermittent, he doesn't want to or can't sell car, hesitates to drive it for fear of a breakdown. nothing found in mitchell or identifix. appreciate any help from one who has experienced this problem. th...
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B3EJ46XOX
will not idle properly runs fine on accel i have ruled out egr sticking ...iac motor seems to be working as soon as it goes to closed loop starts to chug and stall on idle drives away fine o2 sensor moves around from .1 to .9 any ideas would be appreciated thx...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
I know I should upgrade my account and check the archives, but right now I don't have that option. I've had my PC crash & my vantage just recently break down on me. I had the files saved on both with the CMP/CKP correlation, but are now gone. It's been a while... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent Loss of CKP/CMP)
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L instrument cluster VIN: 1B7KF23611
when you key up or start the truck the cluster flashes going through a gauge sweep for 45 seconds to 3 minutes then all works fine no codes checked powers and grounds all good suspecting faulty cluster just seeing if anyone else has seen this
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L brake lights VIN: 1B7HU18N92
Help, we have no idea where to go from here. Brake lights are always on with the key in the run position or the vehicle running. We have replaced the brake light switch, the front control module and the instrument cluster. We have a new problem, the fog lights...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Check 4 Wheel drive light VIN: 1D7HA16D55
Flashed truck with aftermarket tune from SCT and drove truck for a week with no problems. Reflashed to modify tune and afterwards "Check 4 Wheel Drive" light came on and the truck is a 2 wheel drive. Checked for codes in PCM and BCM none found. Flashed truck b...
2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L wiring VIN: 1B3ES46C45
Hello out thier, this one is for the dodge techs, i got this 2.0 sx here customer complained of a burning smell/battery sulfur smell, when i checked the charging system it goes up to 15.2volts when reved with loads on, sits at about 14.5/14.6 with all loads of...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Charging VIN: 1FDKE30G6R
ok this van came in about a month ago with a no charge. we put two new batts in along with a altanator and the voltage reg.. it starte charging fine for a couple days then came back for no charge we sent the alt.out and had it tested it tested good and we rela...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L 2-3 VIN: 1FTOX1765V
FORD. TRN'S MEN O/D LIGHT FLASHING NO SHIFT 2nd to 3rd.came from other shop that flusher trans after finding antifreeze in trans case. radiator has been replaced also.Thanks in advance for any and all advise. ALAN.
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF0727V
This pick-up truck came in with a PO443 in continuous memory. I followed the pin point tests which center around the vapor management valve. The valve was receiving VPWR with key on and was active in output state. Since it receives a duty cycle signal, I verif... Trouble codes: P0443
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34X3U
this explorer came in with a hard start in cold weather.if you hold gas pedal to floor and keep cranking it will eventually start but blow black smoke until it clears out and then it runs fine until it sits overnight.we replaced intake gaskets,fuel pressure re...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTNW21F1X
This Truck has a noise in the Clutch/Transmission area, sounds like a release/throw out bearing. Noise is present when clutch is engaged in neutral. Noise goes away if Clutch is released (no Trans. movement) but will start again if Clutch Pedal is at approx. h...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L speed sensor VIN: 1FTNW21S7X
Hey guys, truck came in with hard shifting complaint accompanied with MIL on. I understand there is a VSS module located behind instrment panel, but accessability to test is difficult. Anyone ever run across this or should I just dig in to the dash? Any sugges...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FACP73WXP
intermittent mil light with no codes. car runs fine...???
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU63E7Y
Rough Idle,Dies,surges, on cold start, Runs fine warm.Another shop replaced Iac,Ect,and all filters. We cleaned throttle,Fuel pressure test,and found out if unplug Maf it smoothes out.Replaced Maf,no fix. No codes, any help appreciated
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: 143KB00624
towed in no start cranks over fine. checked fuel pressure at 45psi should be 65 psi. replaced pump and filter. no change in condition.replaced plugs gas fouled. has spark checked iac and found broken inside. replaced w/new. still no start. no codes no blow fus...
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L hcu VIN: 1FMCU96H96
This goes for a Ford expert tech and/or for any who have already had the same experience before. Replaced HCU (Hydraulic control Unit) including electrical part, this was done because a NO communication problem Once the HCU was physically installed, followed t...
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L tail lamps
int. rear tail lamps innopp,power present at headlight switch,front markers work and are on the same circut. trailer light adaptor has voltage. removed left side kick panel have no power on brown wire to rear. found splice pack under hood, inspected and recrim...
1995 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L Radio VIN: 3GKEC16K6S
Hi and thanks for any help . suburbans radio won't let me enter the security code if you try to enter the code the display reads INOP . The wrong code was entered three times and then it started to display Inop is there any way to unlock this radio ? any help ...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L temp control VIN: 1GKDT13W1Y
no temp control. no a/c. when a/c button is pressed, a/c indicator blinks and shuts off without turning on compressor. when temp control knob is turned from cold to hot, there is no temp change. always cold. when i reset system everything works(a/c, heat and t...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cooling Fan VIN: 1HGCB9861M
Car came in with cooling fan running after shutdown. Just cooling fan is running, not condenser fan. Fan shuts off when ignition in turned on, and when car is running. Fan cycles as normal after warm up. Replaced all temp sensors/switches. Suspected timer, cha...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
Hi, This car came in with Mil Light on and code p0171 set. Fuel trims near zero while cruising - long term fuel trim creeps up to 13 or 14 at extended idle. It seemed to have a vacuum leak at the egr valve. We replaced the valve and nothing changed. We blocked... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean)
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A7X
Thanks for your help in advance. I have a 1999 Infiniti G20,came in with the check engine lamp on. Code P0138,rear 02 low signal. Scanned and graphed both 02s. Rear 02 sensor is fixed at .32volts front 02 functioning fine. We are not sure if there is supposed ... Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 low signal bank one sensor two)
1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JACCH58E0L
Noted that secondary waveform is jumping around on on the scope. Not sure if it is a distributor issue or a pcm issue possibly. Any help appriciated.
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJHW1741P
We washed the engine on this vehicle, not the first time i have done this, But this is for a personal vehicle, so i went the extra mile and figure i do a super cleaning job since I am slow, BIG MISTAKE. The first time it won't even run, but as the vehicle star...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L amber light on VIN: SAJDA14C41
hi everyone, need help. odometer diplays message... ENGINE FAIL SAFE MODE. have no clue other than possible problem with throttle sensor...any suggestions on what problem this car has? thanks in advance!
2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7L abs system/cruise VIN: 1J4GL38K26
ABS Light ESP-BAS Light Traction Control Light. 1996 Jeep Liberty U1418 diagnostiac code pcm. U1418 implausible right wheel distance signal recieved. I have 12v from abs module to wheel speed known good. Checked signal wire from wheel speed sensor to abs modul...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K23
has random and specific cyliner misfire codes miss at idle mostly. installed new spark plugs,carbon clean,fuel pressure good check all coils with spark tester fired good,check for internal vacuum leak passed test,fuel trim both banks at 1%,clear codes comes ba... Trouble codes: P0300
1994 Mazda B3000 3.0L distributor gear VIN: 4F4CR1348R
This truck came in for poor running and no power.Found ignition timing retarded.Set timing,truck ran great.Found dist. gear worn badly.As well as could be seen,gear on cam looked ok.Replaced gear on dist.Truck ran great for about 100 miles then died.New dist g...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBJF55F9V
Hi all in IATN land. Have a problem child here. Car would start and idle poorly. When pressing the throtle the engine would not increase RPM at all. All testing pointed to a bad throtle body. Replaced throtle body and turned key on, engine off for 2 min. Car w...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Hydraulics. VIN: WDBFA76F2X
Good day ladies and gentlemen, your advice would be appreciated. Customer states car was left in home garage for 6 to 7 months without being started. Got to car last month and battery discharged...customer used a 2 amp trickle to start it next day. Customer...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L wipers VIN: 4JGAB72EXY
the wipers on this ml430 will not park on their own. they just stop immediately wherever they're at when you turn the switch off. i am leaning toward a wiper motor, but i wanted to hear your thaughts. thanks.
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA4MT31PAV
holy mitsubishi! heres a fun one. truck came in for lof and brake insp. did brakes and upsold valve cover gaskets. replaced valve cover gaskets. when i started it it idled fine but when rpms are raised off idle there is a horrific rod knock style noise that wa...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G73
No spark, no injector pulse, no rpm on scan tool, fuel pump in-op, cranks ok, P0513 immobilizer system malfunction,I am having trouble finding any info on how this system operates, there is no ring on the key,so i question what i am dealing with here.Any in-pu... Trouble codes: P0513
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L abs module VIN: 1G2NE12T5T
I don't know what we are missing. This car came in with ABS light on, trac off light on, the air bag light on, and intermittant theft light blinking on dash but the car starts and runs. We have commication with the ECM but not the ABS module or the Air bag Mod...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Cuts out, Stall
Help-real good customer has intermitten stall problem when turning to the right mostly,car will start right back up with no problem,no codes,can't tell if problem is fuel or ignition,won't do it everytime-3 times in the last month.Suspect steering column issue...
2005 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L temp gauge VIN: 3G7DA03E55
vehicle temp gauge goes above half way at times almost to the hot side but it does not do it all the time,fans are working,and performed cumbustion leak check for possible blown head gasket found no problems also replaced radiator and temp sensor checked for c...
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L head/headgasket VIN: 1G8ZJ5277V
Howdy IATN Techs, Car was towed in as a no start, after the compression and leak down test pulled head. Severe carbon build up,little old ladys car. So I sent the head out for a valve job,and resurfacing. Put it back together,and it fired right up. After warm...
1993 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: JF1BJ6737P
Car will start and barely run. At times it will idle ok. When ideling ok engine vaccume is 15in, but off idle vaccume goes to 0in. It will not rev up and back fires trough the intake and out the exhaust. We repaired the wiring for the sensors. We have verified... Trouble codes: 11 (crank angle sensor), 12 (start switch), 13 (cam angle sensor), 21 (coolant temp), 23 (air flow meter), 32 (o2 abnormal signal)
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4S3BK4356W
Cannot get this car to run correctly. While driving and under slight load it will randomly misfire a single event. I replaced the spark plugs and wires as #4 was arcing at the boot. No affect on symptom. Spark plugs that were removed all slowed signs of a rich...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L speed sensor VIN: JT3HP10VXX
to all the toyota guru's i have a p1715 rear speed sensor code that i cant get to go away! i replaced rear speed sensor in the trans and road tested 2 times with no futher problems now its back after a week! with same code and im at a loss!!! HELP please and t...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Surge VIN: 2T1KR32E73
This vehicle has no codes and runs well.When ambient temperature is cooler(-5 or less),it will surge to 2000 and back for first couple of minutes on a cold start.Customer claims to be getting only 200kms to a tank of fuel.have driven vehicle-drives straight,no...

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L srs VIN: WAUCB28D4X
I got a bit twisted around on this one. The customer brought a second unit in with the same no como issue. I went back to basics and looked at the K bus. This is a single line system that is acessed at the #7 connecter on the OBD plug. I checked for continuity...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L signals,parking,instrument lighting VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Well the solution to my problem was to disconnect the light module and reconnect it. Thanks to member Steve Brotherton he send me good diagrams and location of module. I check all the power and grounds and all where fine. So i figured i smoked the unit. I remo...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Surge VIN: 2G1WS52J4Y
Thanks to all who replied. The problem turned out to be a bad mass air flow sensor and the only way I found it was to substitute a known good one for it. The scanner readings and tests all showed the unit to be good.
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on, HIGH IDLE VIN: 1G6KD52Y1T
Cadillac is fixed. Relacement of the intake manifold took care of the high idle complaint. Tried new intake gaskets, but after rechecking with smoke machine, leak from underneath of intake was worse. Took old intake back off and found that intake ports were wa... Trouble codes: P0507.
2000 Chevrolet Venture Warner Bros. 3.4L cooling system VIN: 1GNDX13E5Y
Thanks for all the help to all. The problem finally showed itself. After a good romp on I-95 (15 miles on local highway) the Block Checker showed a change in color of the fuild. However, the customer refused the job and I could not get any useful visual confor...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L ride control VIN: 3GNFK16T01
Thanks for the replies. Replaced the compressor, cleared the code and did a recalibration with my tech 2. Works like it should.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IGCEK19T22
As I suspected most replies mentioned the problem with the intake gaskets, I do know that the locking retainer clip is broken on the MAF. We plan to replace the MAF because of this and go from there. Just got to get together with my brother and get on it. BUT ... Trouble codes: P0171, P00, 174 (Lean Bank 2), P00, 300 (Random multiple misfire).
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Steering VIN: 1GNEC13V44
thanks again guys, we had 10 replies, and all but 2 hit it right on the head. we replaced the gear box and it steers like a dream .
1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 1C4GP64L2X
sorry for the wait, the respond was amazing most of you guys blame the instrument cluster , I install a used one & so far so good. Thanks a lot guys
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2C3HE66G3Y
Thanks to all that replied! I would never had believed it if it wouldnt have happened to me. When i did the timing belt the first time I marked the cams and crank and put it back together with the marks in the same location. Obviously that isnt good enough for...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GG22X5X
finally got the truck to start and tested the voltage at the coil and it was the same 10.5 as it was when it didnt start i decieded to replace the cap and rotor because they looked old and that to me sounded like the problem .. customer has since picked up the...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L power steering resovoir VIN: 1B3EJ46XX1
thanks to all 3 of you guys.5 minuets after returning to work the next morning i had found my missing hose and had car running.after finding return line behind bumper i tracded to its hiding place ,under the top rad hose where 2 black hoses blended together ,j...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L alternator VIN: 3D7KS28D95
Sorry for the delay. Cust. returned we put a bigger battery in and yet to hear from him. could not leave truck long enough to test plow amp draw.replies were all good .thanks for taking the time to reply.I guess no news is good news. I won't call it fixed but ...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L air cleaner box VIN: 1FTEX15N1K
We did a engine cyl. leak down test. Found two cyls. with 45% leakage past rings. You could feel the air coming from the oil cap hole. So the motor has too much blow-by. Thats the problem. Customer decided not to fix, it runs pretty good yet. Thanks to everyon...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30GXR
A replacement PCM fixed this truck, thank you for all your replies. Factory MAP made no difference. I can't tell you why, but much RFI appears only when MAP voltage signal is present at PCM. Seems to bleed from there to every other circuit in or out of PCM. Ne...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L readiness monitors VIN: 1FMZU32P5W
Turns out this was a seat of the pants decision - ran drive cycles CORRECTLY more than once, then got to thinking - this vehicle has four converters and the only monitor that will reset is the EGR if one of the forward converters are borderline (but still won'...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5145W
Replaced DPFE sensor. Code and misfire went away. Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L51
I could never get it to show any signs of leakage around the intake gaskets , but I pulled intake to look at gaskets , the o-rings ong some runners did not appear to be sealin gas good as others, New gaskets fixed it ! Fuel trims perfect , thanks for all the g... Trouble codes: P0171.
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Temp Gauge VIN: 2GTEK19R2W
It's fixed. After thinking on it overnight I decided to try one more test before I pulled the trigger on a replacement cluster. I had an identical vehicle in the shop so I jumpered both the chassis together with the negative ends of my jumper cables then jumpe...
2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCM56364
thank you all who have replied. I didn't know of the issues with the timing chain, guides, and tensioner. my nightmare has been confirmed. I now have something to relate to my customer. I just have to sell it now. cylinder head r/r. I corrected timing ma... Trouble codes: P1009.
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L check engine flashin VIN: 2HGFG12876
Thanks to all the help,found water in fuel tank,about two gallons.Computer would go in lemp in, cleaned all water out of tank ,It has been two weeks sence I have talked to customer,All is GOOD.
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJF35F7Y
sorry it took so long to get back, i tried everything that was suggested and nothing worked. customer took it to the dealer. i asked him to let me know what they find. thanks for all the replies. maybe the next hyundai wont be such a nightmare. thanks guys
1973 Jaguar XK-E Coupe 5.3L No Start
I never got the info I asked for, but I was able to compare the ballast resistor to another know good one, and afterward, when it had passed that test, I began to go through the amplifier tests. Bingo! The amp. failed the first test. I obtained a test amp fr...
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FG4DF411A
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.5L piston VIN: 1J4FY49S8W
Thank you to all who replied so quickly. I am happy to report that we opted to put in a new piston, rod bearing and rings on the one cylinder and the jeep is running quiet again. According to a local machine shop this problem is not "uncommon" in fact they s...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L windows,door locks,gauges VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L ALternator VIN: 1J4GX48SX4
Hey, sorry about the late closing ,I thought it had already been done.The fix was another PCM. My no charge situation was traced to no power on the white w blue stripe wire going to alternator from the pcm.When power was applied to this wire the alternator cha...
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB12173
The Kia is running well. Thanks to Tim from Wisconsin for putting me on the right track. I checked all the grounds relating to the injector circuits and they all proved out. I replaced the TCM and got my injector pulse back. It also cured another issue, I was ...
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L power steering box VIN: JT8JS47E6P
well everybody pretty much hit this one on the head, the customer finally brought it back. cleaned out the screen in the resevoir and installed new hoses low and behold works like a charm. thanks for the replies. made my job easy.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10V6X
Thanks for all the great info. We had Already Ready Replaced The front a/f sensor and still had the code so we replaced the rear a/f sensor and took care of the problem Thanks again Trouble codes: P0125.
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, CNT REV OVER 2200RPM VIN: JM1TA2227X
After removing intake manifolds, to check vacuum t's beside compressor, I found a suspicious one so I replaced it, vacumm semmed to have improved and I have my map working ok now, total vacuum seems to be 100 mmhg calibrated idle screw in throttle body also se... Trouble codes: P0300 (random/multiple cylinder misfire deteted), P1402 (EGR valve postition sensor), P1540 (ABV contol system malfunction).
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2CU08121
we deciced to deal with the Cat issues. we disconnected Bank 2 sensor 1, we installed back pressure gauge, gave us high reading. we then disconnected front Cat and car ran as it should. New front solved the issue. Thanks to all techs that replied. Thank you Ag... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 misfire), P0305 (5 misfire), P0306 (6 misfie).
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Keyless Entry VIN: WDBGA32E5S
Well it appears that alot of you are right! The PSE Pump under the back seat is bad! It is drawing to many amps causing the fuse to blow! However at this time the customer has decided not to fix it due to the pump costing over $1300!! Thanks to everyone that h...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGN43F7S
Well this car is done. With the help Of Iatn I was told to look at the wiring harness at the throttle body. After emailing [...] he told me where to cut the harness. If you will remove the connector at the throttle body and cut the harness open you will... Trouble codes: N4/1.
1995 Mercury Tracer 1.9L 30 amp fuel injection fuse VIN: 3MARM10J1R
Thank you for all the help. The reman alternator intermittenly shorted. Replaced alternator and works fine. The customer is happy.
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L poor ride VIN: 2MEFM74W74
this car ended up having 2 blizzak ice tires on rear,replaced with problem solved
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L headlamp VIN: 2MEFM74W65
thanks to all who replied--i found the lcm and a light tap and headlamps go out .i installed new one from dealer and all is good.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07X41
Well, here you go. I just got back from having it re-inspected. I didn't have time to complete the monitors yesterday before the station closed. This morning I was sweating bullets while I was doing the drive cycle, but it ran all monitors the first time an... Trouble codes: P1110 (camshaft timing control related code), P1135 (valve timing control problem bank 2).
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AJ84N6N
after all the tests and changing parts, it turned out to be the ECM causing the problem we installed new one and car ran fine. we also put new ignition wires on. Trouble codes: 42 (ESC code).
1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZH1270X
Thank you For The Help Every One Was Right I Put A Dealer Crank Sensor In The Car And It Fired Right UP. The Customer Has Had The Car Back For A Few Weeks And Has't Had Any More Starting Problems . Once Again Thank You For All The Help.
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