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2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: TRUTC28N8Y
customer recent purchase used.drove vehicle 1 day after purchase.problem seems to be that at cruise engine will cut out,almost shut off just for a second,then engine comes back.also will crank with out starting.hooked spark tester & noid lite to engine then it...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L tcs light on VIN: WBABN53491
Reset code and will set from instantly to 3 min. of driving. No detailed info in alldata. Code desciption is power supply to sensors. All fuses for abs are ok when tested. I have iscan scanner and limited data available.
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33471
I am having a very overwhelming day so it is hard to remember the simple things sometimes. I can not remember how to reset the adaptive learned values on this BMW. I thought I would post this before I went home tonight. Adaptation is at +12% in both multiplica... Trouble codes: 228 (Fuel Trim Bank 2), 227 (Fuel Trim Bank 1)
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Vapor valve VIN: WBADT33432
Hello all. First let me thank you in advance for taking the time to read my request,I know that you are all very busy. We have a 2002 525I that is using oil(1qt@1k miles)and smoking alittle at idle. From reading past posts I think our first step will be replac...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52195
hello techs,this one gat me.this car came in with a loud backfiring problem.the car would start and run for a minite or so and then it would start missing and die with a loud backfire.I try to have the code read but my scanner wont link to the pcm.found out th...
2005 Checker Avalanche 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK12ZX5
This vehicle only runs bad after hard acceleration.The map voltage goes drops to -0.60 volts.I removed the map to inspect and it was soaked with oil.i cleaned the oil off and voltage is normal around 1 volt at idle. redrove vehicle runs fine until you accelera... Trouble codes: P0151, P0174, P0300
1995 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L No Start
No start, Fuel bowl empty, All fuses good No codes! I even bugged the truck and rechecked for codes to make sure it was not a communication problem, cleared my created codes.I Removed and inspected fuel pump relay and I have power on the "30" pin, none anywher...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19R6V
i have replaced the coil,ingnition module,crank senser now i going to look at the computer on this truck. what the problem is when it is hot the truck cut out when i put a load on it. the codes then set.when it is cold it runs great. any help would be great. Trouble codes: 339 (crank senser intermittently), 341 (cam senser out of range)
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Speedometer VIN: 1GNEC13TYR
Scoped vss circuit have good pattern, so replaced cluster, and still no speedo are odometer and still want shift out of second gear, can anyone please help, Thanks in adavance
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNEK13T3Y
truck came in had p0304 replaced #4 coil no change then done fuel injection clean still same. so done crank relearn no change cleared eng light it now has p0300 but check eng light not on misfire count high on cyl 4 little on cyl 3. does not appear to be vacum...
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH55K8Y
Have tested crank sensor and cam sensor at ignition module all 3 signals are as expected and seem to be fine.We have injector pulse but no spark on any of the 3 coils... take off the coils and check the pins on module and you have 12 v on supply but module not...
2001 Chevrolet work horse 6.5L Electronic VIN: 5B4KP42Y51
hi guys i have a 2001 workhorse the transmission do s not shift into 4th gear . no codes i could shift with the tech2 into 4th gear .the guy change the trans and the ecm. the only thing i see is the tft temp is 120 to 130 .the trans id is 4l80e . alldata do no...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L lights VIN: 2G1WH55K71
hello there gm techs,i have this impala that came in on a start...dead battery,easy enough right?..replaced battery,alternator inop...replaced alternator...5 days later customer called to say the abs lite,the tcs lite,the cluster lights and headlights...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH55KX1
this car came into the shop with a intermitten no start situation. had it to happen, when turning the key to the start position will not engage the starter. went to alldata and found a crank relay, pulled up the wiring diagham and found that it takes two power...
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L security light VIN: 2G1WX15K22
Good afternoon. We have a 2002 Monte Carlo that the customer states the security light came on one time at start up. (NOTE: We replaced BCM 1 week ago.) Scanned BCM, B1440, B2958, B2964. Passlock sensor voltage 3.57. Vehicle is equipped with a remote start. I ... Trouble codes: B1440 (Power mode mismatch), B2958 (Passlock), B2964 (Key in Ignition)
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Speedometer VIN: 1GNDT13S15
The customer complained that after driving the speedometer will all of a sudden go to zero. No reading. We checked the sensor and resistance was zero. The sensor was replaced with a after market sensor. The problem still exists.
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L MIL Lamp on, lacks power VIN: 2C4GM48L65
This vehicle came from an auction as a repo and it has no power to go over 25 mph. With exhaust dropped down no change. noticed the cam/crank variation on drb 3 is 27 degrees even with key on engine off, does not change when running. I removed timing cover and... Trouble codes: P0016
2006 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Horn
The complaint the customer has is the horn will at random times sound off. It doesn't sound like the panic button is hit, it is just makes a continuous sound. He said the car may sit for 3 weeks ( they don't drive the vehicle much)then they will open the door ...
2001 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLAJC52Z31
Vehicle in for State Emission test MIL on sets a code p1404 which is an egr valve pintle error this vehicle uses a regular GM linear egr valve assy I replaced the egr valve since the pintle was sticking and cleaned as much of the bore out of the mounting plate... Trouble codes: P1404
1995 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L hard start hot VIN: 4B3AU52N7S
hello out there ive got this avenger that is a real pain, origanally car came in as no start, but car started hard and ran poor no power on acceleration, tested and replaced dist, ran good and had good power, but after it has warmed up it starts hard and stubl...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R8X
Hi Guys I have this Dodge here that I am having a problem with, it came in on the hook with a complaint of it died while driving and would start but die when put in gear. When I went to check it out the battery was dead so I replaced the battery and it would c... Trouble codes: P0622, P1391
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R8Y
This car has a rough idle also has a slight noticable noise clunking type in upper rear of engine can't really tell with stethscope when it gets warmed the noise almost is gone. Testing with a Genyisis the O2 readings on drivers side read S1/B1 -- around .1-.8...
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1D4GP24R64
HELP!!! This one is killing me!! OK, Let me start from the beginning. The van was towed too me. It would BARELY start. It ran just good enough to get it into the garage. I quickly found only 1 of the 3 coils was firing. After a resistence test I determined tha... Trouble codes: P2302 (Coil A Secondary Circut)
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L stuck axles VIN: 3FASP15J4S
I began to replace the 2 half-shafts starting with the left side. The support bracket for the transmission must be removed to access the area to pry on to remove the shaft. Unfortunately, I cannot get the axle to pop out in the manner that my Alldata says is h...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L ccrm VIN: 1FALP5745R
check engine light  and fuel pump are on constantly with key on  . ccrm  constant control relay module [ 5 relays inside] suspect fuel pump relay is the relay buzzing.flip ignition a few times and ccrm stops buzzing, momentarly car will start/stall. known good...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47G4V
This truck came in for a intermintent no start. Have replaced module and ign. coil and ran fine for a few days. Now I have a no start. There was no cranking rpm or fuel pulse width on the scanner in the morning and now in the afternoon there is. I have scoped ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hydraulic VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Good Afternoon all; I am looking for a solution for a low/ fading brake pedal. No leaks are present. Rear shoes are adjusted properly/ drums within specs, new rotors/ pads/ caliper's on front. Brake hose's are not 'ballooning'. New master cylinder (that is goo...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hard Starting VIN: 1FAFP45X6W
Well here we are again. I've been getting some good ones lately. Upon receiving the car I verified what the dealer found and they were right with the O2 wires but not the relay. When I checked the circuit I found the wiring to be fine. I noticed that the power...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Lighting VIN: 1FTZX1720Y
Hi, guys. Got a 2000 F150 that customer just bought at an auction. Runs and drives fine till you turn the headlights on. I've pulled the Gem module and Fuse box to inspect for corrosion. None found. Checked grounds and all are secure. Pulled the multifunction ...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L idle when turning VIN: 2FMZA52461
Hello Ford techs, I have a weird one-- The idle spikes when the steering wheel is turned about 1/8 turn-- I scanned and had no codes. I checked my Motor Parts Manual and they show no Power Steering Pressure Sensor.. Is there one? My local parts house doesnt s...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Runs really rich VIN: 1FTZR15U11
This Ranger is hard to start, I had to put the pedal to the floor and it started as if flooded. It runs rough and has a definite lack of power, the check engine light flashes when driving. It had the below noted codes stored in memory. I searched the archives ... Trouble codes: B1600 (PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal Not Received), P1132 (HO2S11 Sensor Indicates Rich), P1152 (HO2S21 Sensor Indicates Rich), P0172 (System Too Rich Bank 1), P0175 (System Too Rich Bank 2), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU73E92
Hello I have a weird one hoping some one has seen this before. The Speedometer will read 120 mph while you are doing maybe 25 to 30 mph. I have hooked it up to a snap-on modis scanner and see that the computer is seeing the same thing that the speedometer is s...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FDXE45P44
I am faced with replacing the engine in this short bus; This is my first (I understand it's a huge project). Jasper has a "complete running engine assembly" that we are proposing to use. My question is: Is it possible to r&r the engine complete or does the int...
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L interior lighting VIN: 1FTNE24L44
OK, we're usually pretty good at these oddball problems but this one is starting to aggravate us. After driving for a short time, shut off engine and interior lites flash very quickly (2-3 times per second) with clicking from dash behind radio and accessory de...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L seat belt control VIN: 1HGCB7651M
This car has a .2 to .4 amp draw that will kill it's battery overnight. Testing noted removal of the 30 amp seat belt retractor fuse(s)associated with the front door last opened stops the draw. Also noted removal of the backup (memory)7.5 amp fuse resets the s...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: JAP1239912
I have no signal to the coils. i do have injector pulse. I checked both cam sensors and the crank sensor and thay seem to be good. Any ideas would be great. thank you for your time.
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L No Start VIN: KMHJF24M7W
my neighbor daughter car. He borrow it and drove home, it ran fine according to him. park it and come out 2 hour latter. It crank over but will not start. Sparks appear there, but seem a little weak. fuel pump was working, and the injection pulse was all there...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L drivetrain VIN: KM8SC73E83
Hey folks, I have this Hyundia Santa Fe in here that has a vibration and noise around 30 to 35 mph. Feels like an out of balance axel. I can not duplicate it in the shop and it does not do it all the time on the road. I do not see anything that is out of place...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L lack of power VIN: KM8SB12B73
Car came in with a lack of power complaint. Checked engine compression, found all cyliders high, #1 210 psi, #2 225 psi, #3 210 psi, #4 225 psi. (spec is 170 psi) Removed exhaust sytem at the cylinder head to see if an exhaust restriction was causing the probl... Trouble codes: P0401
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Converter VIN: JNKCA31A9Y
Well just seeing if anyone else has run across this. Trans shifts fine but will not go into lock up until car is driven for about 15 mins. We have tried to let it warm up and drive it with no change. It still took 15 mins of driving to lock up. Once it locks u...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L monitors VIN: SAJHX1241T
I have a 96 XJ6 here for a NYS inspection with only four monitors ready. The customer states that the cat converter and one O2 sensor were replaced 600 miles ago and the battery has not been discharged or disconnected since the repair. I noticed the eng temp w...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJE401TX3
ok hears my headache. 03 jag came in with a no start condition. Dash info was reading "gear box fault and Restricted Performance. The only code in it was a p1643. that with modis Golbal OBII. after chasing wires around for hours on end, came down to either TCM... Trouble codes: P1643
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L evaporator VIN: IJ4GZ58S1W
Air conditioning not working. Unit has leak at evap, dye tested and found leak at evap. My question is there an online source for a diagram of how the dash is held in? Or an easy way of getting the evap out? Other than taking the entire dash out. Also this uni...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L suspension VIN: JHN4785634
I moved the skid plate as per TSB. This jeep has nothing I can find that is loose and have checked all frame bolts. It makes a loud pop sound metal to metal loud pop when turning and also when going into a dip. I can hear it from the passenger side. Has any on...
2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L AC Blower VIN: KNALD12414
i need to find the blower motor relay. i have found the HI speed blower relay but cannot find the other one. my Mitchell diagram shows it to be on the inst. panel fuse block but its not there. its NOT in the engine room fuse block, behind the AC control head, ...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L ABS and Traction light VIN: JTHBD18241
The traction control light and ABS light both flash continuously while the engine is running and the vehicle is parked. As soon as you begin to move the car, the lights both go out. When you slow down to a stop, they come back on flashing. There is nothing in ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L cooling system VIN: 1LNHM87A61
this vehicle is very confusing. it overheats intermittenly. customer states that it dosent do it all the time but has been happening more often. I have check the CHT reading and compared to it a manual reading with a temp gun they are both reading the same as ...
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1BK32365
Greetings all, We have an engine swap almost complete on this fine piece of engineering, and need to "time the crank pulley" to the crank (?) without the use of the special Mazda tool. Is this possible? The pulley was removed by the wrecking yard to allow remo...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L No Start, Surge VIN: WDBEA26D6H
I have a 87 260e that has a long crank time,esp. cold .sometimeswill not start unless you press accelerator while cranking.also has intermittent surge at idle.Have replace fuel pump relay,over voltage relay,& coolant sensor ,to no avail.If i unplug cold start ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: WDB1400572
We have an S600 that will hunt at idle between 500 and 1100 rpm for around 1 minute after cold start. Whilst it is hunting it is also blowing a little black smoke. Have performed a smoke test and all seems OK. No fault codes in engine ECU's . All live data see... Trouble codes: 160 (In EA module rpm signal from GM)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L interior lock switch VIN: WDBJH82F3X
interior door lock switch will not lock. if you manually lock doors by pushing individual locks down, then use unlock switch, will unlock. can hear pump operate. but will not lock doors, hear no noise on lock operation.
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L driver door VIN: WD13HA24G1
hay thanks in advance you helped on this car once be for tried your suggestion well it worked on fixing the window and locks last time but a week later the driver window non op and key less entry on driver door dose not work go to passenger side and it works c...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1st only VIN: WDBJF65J5Y
the customer had to use the shift lock by pass just to move the shifter then dove the vehicle here in 1st gear. we cleared these codes and they came right back. trans 034, 116, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136 we don't normally work on merc benz! has any body seen...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41DXT
Group, Vehicle came in with complaint of no start. Customer has replaced plugs, cap and rotor and fuel filter. I checked and found proper fuel pressure but no fire at he plugs. Checked all fuses and made sure rotor was tight. Scan computer and has no codes. Ch...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y42
This Pathfinder came in with a p0057 code, rear O2 heater problem bank 2. I ohmed the heater and it was 5.0 ohms. Acceptable range is 2.3 to 4.3. I usually see heaters that are either open or have very high readings in the millions. This one is close to where ... Trouble codes: P0057
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Torque converter VIN: 5N1ED28Y42
Hi All! This truck has slight torque converter shudder during lock-up or un-lock with light throttle around 45 m.p.h. like the all the Crown Vic/Marquis' of several years ago. We used to cure 99% of those by changing the fluid and filter. Customer bought this...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L trans limp mode VIN: 1N6AA07B54
so no one could communicate, yet they had a diagnosis. now i plug in with OTC [...].0 i have all trans data stream, and others, now the TCM wouldnt give me a code, but the ECM only had 2 codes, i dont remember the numbers now(sorry) but they were i\c solono...
2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11086
As always, thanks in advance... this Nissan came in with the aforementioned codes, and absolutely no throttle response... putted around the building at 10 or so mph in limp home mode. Pulled the stored codes and was already aware of the whopping number of def... Trouble codes: P2101 (ECT Range/Performance), P2108 (ECT Current - Performance/ Short or Open in Motor)
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L LF sensor code set VIN: 1G2WP52K32
Car came in with ABS & trac light on part time. Code C0035 set for LF circut malf. wiring shows no damage. Car has to move just a few feet to set code but scan tool shows wheel speed working the same on all four corners. Also and maybe not related the informat...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L timing chain VIN: WP0CA29952
Car came in overheating. Initial inspection found water pump leaking. After water pump was removed we determined that the gasket had failed. Water pump gasket and oil pump housing gasket are one in the same. We did not align the initial timing before removing ...

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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5666Y
Hey group, the number 4 & 5 cylinder Ignition coils were bad. I just didn't relize this could cause a misfire on the other cylinders. It is purring like a kitten now. Thanks for the help! Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean), P0301 (Cylinder misfire 1), P0302 (Cylinder misfire 2), P0304 (Cylinder misfire 4), P0305 (Cylinder misfire 5), P0305 (Cylinder misfire 5).
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B6Y
2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E13
REPLACED BOOST PRESSURE REGULATOR, VEHICLE DRIVE 20 MILES, STILL OK. RELEASED TO CUSTOMER. Trouble codes: P0234 (manufacturer code 16618 boost pressure).
2004 Audi A4 3.0L No throttle VIN: WAUAT48H24
As suggested by a few we replaced the brake light switch and drove the vehicle around on numerous errands. It never has acted up again and we are calling it fixed.
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ABS Module VIN: WBAFB33581
I found out from the installing tech that the protective plastic cover that holds the solenoid coils in place durring shipping had come off and that the bottom row of coils was bent down. The tabs below the coils were also bent. Thank you Fed Ex. The customer ...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L convertible top VIN: WBABS534X1
I have been working on this car from time to time applying some of the information I received in the responses. Unfortunately, the convertible top started to work again one morning and I have not been able to make the symptom act up again. "The car fixed itsel...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L pcv system VIN: 5UXFA53522
I replaced the crankcase ventilation valve a second time,drained oil and did 3 oil changes within 1000 kms.all seems to be good at this time ,but we havent been getting the cold weather that we were getting when this problem occured.I was talking to a Friend o...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L vehicle theft system VIN: 1G6KD54Y7Y
Thanks to all that replied.Matthew found a GM bulletin on what I was having trouble with and it was right on. On Caddy devilles(may include others) built before vin breakpoint [...] were built with a plastic key tumbler housing and that the new vtd module c...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G1FP22S4R
Hello everyone that has responded to my request. Thank you for all of your replies I came in this morning pulled the upper intake plenum and valve covers. I could see coolant sitting in the valve area on the right side. Proceded to connect all hoses and fill w...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1G1NE52M0W
Thanks to all that replied,but all i needed was to know if anyone knew why this happens only in GM vehicles. Not how to fix symptom. Thanks to all that replied again, we are the best!!
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Mirrors VIN: 1GNEC13T11
Thanks for the help and responses. The diagnostic chart that Chris gave me really helped a lot. After going through the steps, it turned out the Mirror Switch was bad. Put in a new one and everything works fine. Thanks again!
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Sport 3.5L driver window, power locks VIN: 1GDT136458
Hi, I beleive we can put this one to rest. I talked to the customer today and everything is working fine. I am suspecting that all I needed to do was take the vehicle for a short drive, and the vehicle would normally lock the doors at 5 mph. Well I think when ...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C8FY68B12
Well, I consider the week a loss if I do not learn something new and this week I learned that a loss of sync between the cam and crank sensors CAN cause one half of the ignition system to shut off. I am extremely unhappy about this as it makes no sense to me,...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Power Steering VIN: 2B4GP44R12
Like many of you said it was the plugged screen in the resorvor. Still have a whine in the pump though is there a chance while the pump was starving for fluid it ruined it or do you think it is a bad Napa rebuild. Thank you to each one for your input. God ...
2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1B3EL36X54
The problem ended up being the P.C.M. I took it to my local Dodge dealer and they installed a new P.C.M. and flashed it. The car fired right up and ran on all cylinders. Thanks to all that responded to my post.
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP44L57
There may not be a solution to this one. A couple of suggestions I received were: Thermostat may be opening prematurely. Another suggested possibility is to wrap the intake duct with plumbers heat tape (like you use on pipes) to fool the IAT into a higher read... Trouble codes: P0116 (Engine Coolant Temperature Performance).
1997 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X8U
Thank you everyone for all the wonderful help. The problen was the upper intake manifold leak. Customer is very happy... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEE1128V
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDWX37F3Y
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L braking VIN: 1FTSW3153Y
well all; when presented with the cost the customer declined to fix it. I have a strong feeling he will be back because it is not safe to drive. we used a differnt speed sensor just to see what would happen no change. I believe the module to be bad. maybe we w...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L tmg chain tensioner VIN: 1FM2U63K23
thanks to those who replied. i do apreciate the help. i found the fix in the archives dated dec 5,06. by jerry henry. the plastic button had broken of the drivers side rubbing block on the primary tensioner, and stayed in the hole when i installed the new one....
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Hesitation, VIN: 1FTRF14W35
this is a fleet vehicle. instead of reflashing to the latest calibration, they decided to use this truck in a different department that wouldn't need 4XLOW. the t/case switch is a two stage switch with two terminals. push the switch plunger in half way grounds...
1996 Geo Prizm LSi 1.6L timing belt VIN: 1Y1SK5268T
This was a real pain, The correct timing procedure for when cams are removed to replace a head gasket are as follows. First you need to line up the 2 dots on the cams so they are level with the top of the head/valve cover rail. The dots should almost be touchi...
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, brake light, secur VIN: 1GTEK19TM0
sorry for the delay and thanks to everyone who replied turn out that the body control module was bad. installed body control module and had reprogrammed . problem solved
2004 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GKEK63U74
the customer authorized us to install aused engine in this vehicle. we are keeping the core and plan to tear it apart for inspection & repair. thank you for the replies that i received. i believe that redline racing gave the most correct diagnosis for our prob...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L reflash VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
Thank you for all your suggetions. I got 4 and they are appreciated. At least you guys tried. This automotive world is changing faster than ever before. I'm not sure that it is for the better. Seems like they are making it difficult ON PURPOSE! In order ...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Heat VIN: SAJHX1249V
Thank you for your responses. It was the aux water pump that was not working and I did as some suggusted and back flushed the heater core, some junk came out, so I think that cetainly will help with better heating. Thanks again.
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L heat
I was able to find another identical xj8 & swapped the a/c control units. The system works great. Will have a new control unit tomorrow. Thanks to all that replied.
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42C73
No fix yet. Customer wants to find a used PCM and research if we can program it to work thru our AUTOLOGIC.For now we are on hold. I will post an update if we finally fix it. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean system Bank 1), P0174 (lean system Bank 2).
1992 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Stall VIN: 2J4FY19PXN
This jeep is fixed... We replaced the o2 sensor... Trouble codes: 21 (o2 not switching).
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L reverse VIN: 1J4JZ58S5V
2005 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L Blend door VIN: 1J4FA39S45
Thanks for all the HELP guys. I am waiting for the customer to return with the vehicle. I did find a vacuum leak which appeared to have solved the problem. But the customer couldnt wait to be sure. He was supposed to drop car back off for another issue but has...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Starting VIN: SALME11414
Well thanks for the help guys, theres not a lot of info on these rovers I finaly found the most of the rover dealers in my area have sold the steering columns for these or had one in stock so I just bit the bullet and installed it and it cured the problem know...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L oil psi gauge VIN: 1LNLM9849R
Some replies mentioned that I should check oil psi with a manual gauge. I know that would be the thing to do, but I failed to mention that the owner bought this car 6 months ago from someone that she knows, and this problem has been going on for years. So, I s...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
Thanks for the response. Ran the test again for the p1512 code and checked the #5&6 pins on the harness connector for good contact. It looked like the pin on #6 was not making good contact. I crimped it down and retested. The imrc pulled it open and stayed the... Trouble codes: P1512 (imrc stuck closed).
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Seat heaters/adjusters VIN: WDBUH65J34
Thank you to all who responded. The consensus was a current draw or battery problem. The main battery was fine, no current draws, charging properly. removed the cabin filter to access the "system battery" found this battery good also, but very poor, loose and...
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA4MT31PAV
after triple checking my work as far as the v/c's go i decided to just drive it and see what happens. low and behold! you could barely hear the noise from inside the truck windows up or down. the noise was very obvious and loud under the hood but not inside. t...
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Starting VIN: JN16A21Y6V
customer took vehicle to Nissan dealership. DEaler replaced knock sensor, idle speed motor & charged customer for 9 hours of diag time ($1000) i think the problem was found/solved in diag tim but it doesn't state it clearly on cust receipt. thanx for evryones ...
2001 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L Temperature gauge VIN: 2G2FS32KX1
Thanks for the replies. I suspect I have learned a valuable lesson here on GM's idiotic tendencies. In my opinion if the t'stat opens too quickly and temp doesn't get to normal, that is not a good reason to have the temp guage become unusable. But that's ju...
2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZT34A75
after covering all the ground sugessted my problem was carbon on the throttle bore after cleaning my trims came down from -20 to-2 i still dont quite get the logic that caused -trims due to this if anyone can shed light on this it would be helpfull for future ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
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