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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L 3-4 -4-5 shift VIN: WAUBA24B9X
this one came in with shift concern and p0734 code check tranny fluid with out scan tool i think its good fluid doesnt smell burnt there r no dianostics available need to find out if its clutches or a solenoid would apperciate all help maybe this is acommon pr...
1968 Buick WILDCAT 430CID fuel gauge VIN: 4GG678C108
replaced fuel tank sending unit with swing arm type sender from gm obsolete part the original was a cylinder type sender with float inside a tube!. custumer complant is that the gauge swings radically from empty to full when turning or stopping. gm obsolete sa...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire VIN: W06VR52R1X
1999 Cadillac Catera lean misfire when cold This started just after replacing the transmission. The car ran rind prior to the trans R&R. Now when started cold, the engine idles high, tries to stall and has a lean misfire as if there is an unmetered air leak. I...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L prnd32 led VIN: 1G6DM57N03
Can anyone help with correct voltage for Park/neutral signal circuit and/or location AT shift indicator module? Transmission is working correctly now.
1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L trans VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hi everyone.I need help with this beast again.I have one problem left with this transmission.It slips in 1st gear when pulling out onto the street from work-once the speed is fast enough it shifts to second and all is well.Code 85 sets and will remain until ne...
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L pedal on floor with good booster VIN: 1GCGC29K6S
I have a 1995 chevy c2500p/u that came in to the shop for a brake problem upon diagnosis found that it had a leaking wheel cylinder at this time the front resovor of the master cylinder was dry so i knew i was going to have fun bleeding the abs i replaced all ...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L battery VIN: 2G1WL52M9V
Help! Guys this ones driving us crazy, intermittent drain on battery, fuse #10 is affected circuit which shows seatbelt/ign key/lamps, alarm, theft deterrent system,radio, DLC, electonic brake module. Test light in series on battery shows intermittent flash(co...
2000 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L smell VIN: 2G1WL52J1Y
Customer is complaining of intermittent fuel smell. The night before they brought it in they had to open the windows in their garage because it was stinking up the house. There are no visible leaks that we can find. The smell seems to be coming from the engine...
2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L rear defogger VIN: 1GNDM19X18
this astro van has an electrical rear defogger thats inop. 40 amp fuse in under hood relay box is good. 30 amp under dash fuse is cold no voltage. if I apply voltage to the 30 fuse under the dash the defogger switch light in the hvac control head will light up...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GNES16S34
Truck has a vibration when engine is at idle. Seems to get better when fan clutch is removed. Tried a new fan clutch, replaced water pump because of a slight wobble. Problem is still there. Has anyone had problems with this?
2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Rotor VIN: 1G1ZT52895
This V6 Malibu has the 4-Cylinder front brake system. The pads don't wear excessively, and there are no signs of abuse or overheating. This is a mountain community, with very steep hills and long grades. Many vehicles with small brake components for their weig...
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT 3.9L traction con VIN: 2G1WK15196
code co561,which is a symptom code,using tech 2 cant find any other modules with any codes. i have replace brake module,made no difference.traction light stays on as soon as key is turned on,pushing traction button it displays traction off.thanks for any ideas
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22X41
i have an 01 dakota here with code p0132. it has a ruff idle, and will not accelerate more than half throtle. i can get the codes out of the truck but when i try to get data the list has n/a after every thing, try another truck and the data comes up, so i dont... Trouble codes: P0132
1986 Ford F-250 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF26N4G
No-Start condition and can not use front tank. Customer stated that the vehicle had started to lose power and barely made it back to their house. Vehicle died and has not started since. Fuel tank has a cut filler neck where someone has siphoned gas. As you c... Trouble codes: 21 (Coolant Temp. Sensor out of range), 24 (Intake Air Temp. out of range), 31 (EGREVP/EPT Ckt out of range), 67 (PNP or Clutch switch ckt failure), 18 (No TACH Input or SPOUT Ckt open)
1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP54Y5P
This car seems to be possesed. Any help on this one would be greatly appreciated. I know that the sho taurus is a mess with commen problems. Car came in with codes 543,211,542 with intermentant no restart after driving car. Cranks over fine. Ran pinpoint test ... Trouble codes: 543 (fuel pump open batt to eca), 542 (fuel pump circuit fault), 211 (ign pickup circuit fault), 556 (fuel pump relay fault)
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L lights/heater VIN: 2FTDX172XC
with truck running turn on blower switch, lights start clicking, turn signal/high beam light indiacators on dash lit up,shut off blower switch, turn on turn signal then head lights turn signals stop working turn off lights turn signals work, turn signal/ high ...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTZY1726X
Skips on all cylinder on right bank.rechecked spark.injector pluse,pulled injectors to check.compression test 180 psi Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P9Y
Hello everyone, I have this Focus that is kicking my butt.It sets a P0304 and is misfiring noticeably when in high gear/lockup.At the shop when in park or in gear it idles smooth unless you put it in drive and rev to about 1500 then slowly release the gas peda... Trouble codes: 0304 (cyl 4 misfire)
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C11
After all previously listed work and lots of time spent looking at data stream and tech bulletins, this truck will still set code and engine light after a few days driving. It runs ok but trim numbers show that it wants more fuel both at idle and driving. this... Trouble codes: P0171
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56274
Hello I need a proper procedure how to align the Cam Synchronizer we replaced the Cam Sensor and the synchro that was damaged and aligned it on tdc just like it says on alldata and used the otc aligning tool but still keep getting that code I have checked all ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor sygnal problem)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPW14564
costomer complaint of whistle under hood at normall driving conditions in cold weather. whistle will respond with throttle. fuel millage has dropped. can not duplicate in shop. suspect intake gaskets but thought i would ask before tear down. thanks for your ad...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L oil VIN: 1FAHP27185
I am using mitchel repair info and what i dont have is a proper descripton for servicing the rear diferental. It is two parts the front uses volvo fluid the rear is gear oil. I have two plugs next to eachother on the left side these may be the fill plugs is th...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTPX14V06
When the key is turned on the needle moves but further towards the E side down below it as if voltage was applied backwards. Everthing is new, wires to cluster ohm out.I do not get 10 volts to circuit 705,fuse 24 is good but ohm tests indicate that wire is goo...
1996 GMC W4 5.7L wont shut off VIN: 4KDB4B1R1T
i have a 1996 gmc/isuzu w4 truck with a 5.7 engine. the truck will start but it wont shut off unless you turn on thre headlights,wipers, or if you pull the 15amp ignition(engine fuse) it seems like it has a short to power or a bad ground. i just dont have any ...
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L Electronic brake controler VIN: 1GTEK19VX4
Hey guys thanks in advance is there anyone out here in IATN LAND that can help with this we have no power from the pig tailunder the dash or to the controler or out to the rear of the truck is there a wire that needs to be hooked up or jumpered to get the cont...
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 2GTEK13T85
This truck has a small coolant loss over time. Loses about 2-3 litres in 2 mths. I have pressure tested cooling system and pressure does hold for at least 1/2 hour. I also added leak dye and had customer return in a week but I have absolutely no sign of coolan...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JUGW48S84
Hello all you Jeep techs out there. first let me say thank you in advance, this one is killing us over here. The car first was towed in about two weeks ago with a no start problem. customer thought it was the fuel pum since he always runs the car with little g...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Driver's Side VIN: 1J4GW58N34
I need some input from you Jeep experts out there. The customer's concern is that the auto temp control takes a long time to warm the vehicle, then when it does get warm, rather than lowering the temperature automatically, you have to turn the controls down. I...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L engine VIN: SALPF1545Y
Hello all, I have a "friend of a friends" tow in from another shop that replaced the thermostat and removed and inspected the water pump for an overheating issue and recommeded the engine be replaced or repaired. You cannot fill and bleed this vehicle as soon ...
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Stall VIN: JT8UZ30C9N
Help all Lexus Techs!! This Lexus will start and stall hot- looses fuel pressure. Will run if the fp/ b+ pins are jumped in the diagnostic box. We have between 2.5 and 5 volts on the red/ green wire at the fuel pump ecu, ground at the fuel pump ecu is good and...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Park/Tail Lights VIN: 1L1FM81W7X
Tail lights and front parking lights do not work even when the head lights are on. Has anyone come across this? I believe it is not related to this vehicle being a limo as it was build to Ford QVM Specs. This system is fused to the #5 fuse which is live on bot...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out
I am fighting this LS, it acts like dirty maf sensor. If you drive it nice it runs great, if you drive it hard it acts like it is starving for fuel ( won't shift, or gain rpm, in fact it falls hard on its and will not recover until you let out of it) Fuel pres...
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L No Start, Wet Plugs VIN: JM1FB3329F
Cranks but does not start. Within two seconds of cranking the sparks become fuel fouled (soaking wet). Car has sat for the last four years. Drained fuel and replenished. Cylinder compression is all within specifications. Excellent spark. Removed fuel rail inje...
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L coolant VIN: JM1NA3517N
Any mazda techs out there, this one came into us because they were smelling coolant. On the back side of the motor, in the most screwed up place possible, there was a rubber cap(like the ones on radiators) that had busted and was pouring coolant all over the p...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L head lights VIN: JM1BK343X4
Ok guys this is my 2nd help request in 2 weeks. I hope this one works out as well as the last. The responses were great! Any way this is a strange one. Customer states that out of nowhere headlights were on and wont go off. We verified this today. Wont go off ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz A160 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDB1680332
Hallo. This car is giving us trouble! Whe replaced a worn ringgear/flexiplate. Customer took car away but came back after a few days with car running rough.Each time you turn off engine and restart it will run ok again straight away. Until you go for a drive a... Trouble codes: 0300, 03 (failure for cyl 2 3 detected), 0335, 04 (Adaption for crankshaft sensor whl.)
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L no air injection VIN: WDBRF64J51
help me please, we checked the motor and it runs good,we have everything but computer reff. at relay Trouble codes: P0410
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF64J22
hi iatn members! we have a 02 c320 with #5 misfire problem. problem is no injector pulse at #5 cylinder. what should i check it. thanks. Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire 5)
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L tcc VIN: JN8DR09Y32
Customer states that after a WOT acceleration MIL illuminated with P0740 DTC. Harness integrity has been checked and re-checked, all good. Provided supplemental ground from battery to trans case. Solenoid pack has been replaced as has the TCM. There is constan...
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Line Pressure VIN: JN8AZ08W34
This 2004 Murano came in w/ intermittent vibration upon accel. Whole car would vibe, in particular the front end. Scanned ECM/TCM, found p0746 PSI cntrl sol A function, P1700, CVT control unit malfunction. Cleared, test drove, re scanned, found P0746 and p1700...
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G3NF12E5X
we replaced head gaskets on this vehicle, and had the heads checked, heads checked out good. after the repairs, engine will idle for about 1-2 mins.good, and than develope a idle surge, and stall out this car came in running real rough due to the head gasket l...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44R0T
Here goes nothing, Voyager 3.3 v6 comes into us 3 days ago with intermittent stalling problem, customer stated that he was driving, came up to stop sign and van stalled, tried for about 10 minutes to start it back up but vehicle just cranked but did not fire. ... Trouble codes: P0340 (no cam signal at pcm), P0351 (Ignition Coil 1 Primary Circuit), P1391 (Intermittent Loss of CMP or CKP)
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L oil pressure VIN: 1G2HX52K2W
This car came in with an engine noise after long cruise. I put the mechanical gauge on it and the pressure is bouncing constantly and get noisey at idle and off idle. Has anyone seen bad oil pumps or loose pick up tubes on these engines or lower end issue that...
1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G8ZH1278X
Customer came in complaining after car sat over night and went to go start in morning the car would have a hard time starting. Comfirmed customer complaint that after a cold soak the car would have a extended crank, would spit and sputter, to get started somet...
1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BD6757V
Thanks in advance. vehicle starts ok, but then misses (more n cyl 1 & 4 yet no miss fire codes). Oil was full of gas, changed oil and filter. MAP readings beleivable for altitude, MAF readings in the 3 grams per sec range at idle. depending on quality at idle.... Trouble codes: P0341
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: 4S3BL67665
We got this one fixed, but it appears this is the first failure of this type on iATN and IdentiFix, so I wanted to post it up to help anyone who might need it in the future. This 05 Legacy GT came in with the MIL lamp illuminated (P0500), ABS light illuminate...
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L Unknown VIN: JS3TX92V93
fUN fUN fUN 03 Suzuki XL7, was pulled behind a motorhome for 2 block with the trans case in 2x4. Customer noticed and stoped, put transcase in new. Now there is a noist heard on slight excell or maintaining speed. (The sound is behind you) A tick or click noie...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L noise VIN: JT3VN39W0R
cust is hearing gurgeling sound from heater on accel. i test drove and verified noise, i checked radiator leval and it was full, i press tested system for leaks, i air lifted cooling system to make sure no air is trapped, i checked heater control valve it does...
1997 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HM84R9V
Hi and thanks in advance.This one has me stumped. Ive done evey thing i could think of twice and some things three times.Vehicle has spark fuel and compression.Scan data is normal.Fuel pressure normal.New plugs and wires.New injector. Runs smoother at higher r... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0301 (CYL 1 misfire)
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
Code po340 cam sensor circuit keeps popping on I have replaced the cam sensor and checked the timing and it is perfect. I have tested all I know but cant seem to find the problem. I checked the teeth on the crank sensor and they all look fine. I have scoped th... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Toyota Echo 1.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDAT12332
Car came into your shop with a poor running, heavy miss and CEL on, only codes was for PO302, test #2 coil - no spark, driver signal was there so we replaced that coil and all spark plugs for preventive maintenance, Car came back with in two weeks with chuggin... Trouble codes: P0302, P1305 (2 Feed back signal missing)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWSC29M2X
Hello today, We have this nice vw here. It came to our shop with the engine light on. Retrieved the code and it was PO501 vehicle speed signal not a plausible signal. No codes present in the transmission control module. Only this one code in the engine control...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B62
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69MX4
came in from a car lot I cant find any info on this code or what the conditions to set it are Trouble codes: P2177
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Starter VIN: WVWVE63BX4
Hi Guys, I am very lost here. This car came in with a no crank, no start. Checked for power to starter. Had power all three times while cranking. Replaced starter with no change. Retested power to starter and had none this time. Sometimes I will get a click fr...
1998 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LW537XW
we dont do a lot of volvos here but here it goes, towed in at closing time time thought id take a quick peek at it, no spark and when cranking only 1 injector pulse with noid light and thats it, scanned pcm for codes and to pull data have no communication with...

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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19K0R
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1GNEL19W7V
Thanks to all of you that replied to ou help request. Everyone seemed so sure it was the sending unit even though our test results with a mechanical gauge seemed to indicate the dash gauge was reading accuratly. We reviewed our tests and rechecked with mechani...
2004 Chevrolet Epica LS 2.5L Hight beam VIN: KL1VM52L34
Thanks for the help with this problem and to Don from BC who said the Canadian Epica is a Suzuki Veron. Alldata had the wiring diagram for this car. The headlight relay was not receiving the ground signal from the headlight switch. Suzuki had a TSB for these c...
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L 2-4 shift code VIN: 2C3AE66G32
I appreciate all of the replies, which I did record to my files for future use. However, I chose to remove and replace the entire unit after a number of efforts resulted in failure. The exchange unit seems to be running fine. I have the old unit laying in s...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68845
I guess the basics are always good to start with. Found the turbo had locked up. Have never seen one that did not make any noise or smoke very heavily out the tailpipe. I drove this vehicle over 80 mph and did not show any signs of backpressure in the manifold... Trouble codes: P2074.
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L rod bearing VIN: 2B3HD46R4Y
Everyone confirmed my nightmare. Thanks for the input. I told the customer we will need to get another engine. I even heard with the correct parts you can put a 3.2 in these cars. Nonetheless, after speaking with the customer and giving her these options, I...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Check 4 Wheel drive light VIN: 1D7HA16D55
After finding another shop with a DRBIII, the IPC needed to be reset. Sometimes one just HAS to have a factory scan tool. TKS for the input.
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTHX26M7N
morning to all, thanks for the help. here's what we did. removed the large screw in cap on the rabs valve lightly pressed the pedal and the valve moved. then just to double check made up a short line to by pass rabs valve re bled rears and pedal stayed high an...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMDU34X0S
Thanks for the input. The draw was definately in the GEM circuit. Could not find any abnomal function of lights w/ws etc. After leaving the GEM disconected over last weekend, the problem did not recur and the module repeatedly shut-down after about half an hou...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1FAFP5822Y
thanks for the help guys. i put a new module in it and everythings working good. thanks again.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L second gear VIN: 1FAFP4041Y
It seems like it is probably a bad intermittent clutch or snap ring failure. Customer refused repair at this time. Thanks again for the fast replies. I was just fooled by the bench test with scanner. I must have had a very quiet solenoid.
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L interior lighting VIN: 1FTNE24L44
Closing this at this point: Just checked with customer and symptoms have not recurred yet. Appreciate all the replies. We're looking forward to seeing this vehicle in the future.
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Power Seat VIN: 1FMFU17L34
This seat ghost is very frustrating. Tried several items that other members suggested. The only thing that worked was to take out the fuse. Still think the module has an internal problem. Customer will take back to dealership becasue they had installed a new m...
1995 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK5284S
Thanks for all the replies. Car turned out to have mutiple problems. the sig return wire from tps to pcm was open most of the time. and turns out that map was intermentent only working sometimes. replaced map and car now runs like a champ all's well now and cu...
2003 GMC Savana 1500 5.3L odominator VIN: 1GDFH15T23
replace speedo,cluster and reflashed w/ecm for correct milage on van to new cluster... expensive fix..
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GTJK33254
Thanks Gentleman I put in the fuel filter and the primer pump and sent the guy on his way. He called back a day later and feels it is repaired. Thanks a million Trouble codes: P1093 (fuel pressure low during power enrichment current code), P1093 (fuel pressure low during power enrichment current code), P0045 (Boost control solinoid circuit in history code), P1621 (PCM eprom memory performance in history code).
1998 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB615XW
we found that if we heated the ecm with a heat gun the car started we then checked our icm output signal and it was stronger than before. We let it cool off and no spark checked icm output signal it was not quite dropping to 0volts.Bad ecm,we researched some r...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L dirvers sliding door VIN: 2HKRL18601
yes indeed i had two of these come in in the same week and both were fixed by cleaning the contacts and pulling the two main door fuses. the two fuses one in the main block under the hood right side and the other in a small two fuse block on the left side. b...
1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JACCH58E0L
Well, I checked the the intake system for leaks prior to my post,as any mass air equipped system will perform poorly w/ leaks. spark plugs were brand new NGK's. Customer in formed me that it had new mass air, t/p ,coolant temp,o2 ,plugs, wires, cap and rotor i...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L fuel guage, cats system, abs/traction control VIN: SAJDA01C51
Im sorry i am late to close. I just wanted to make sure the vehicle was fixed. It ended up being the rear control module that repaired this vehicle. All problems related to this. I recieved a tip to check the sub harness for the fuel pump/fuel sending unit but...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1J4EZ78SXT
Thanks for all the imput on this noise, customer has declined any further work. Just knowing its going to take out the trans also if he keeps on driving it like it is.
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L cam, lifter VIN: 2223A22836
We removed one of the cam cap bolt on front bank and cranked engine over and had oil gushing out did the same thing on back bank the one with the lifter noise and had little oil coming out blew out this oil galley and this blew out whatever was restricting and...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JTJHF1OUOZ
The problem was very inconsistant. Spoke with customer about on going diagnostic fees and she decided to take the vehicle as is. I heard back from the customer earlier this week and she hasnt had any problems since. Unfortunatly I can't say i fixed the vehicle...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L battery drain VIN: 1LNHM83WX3
This was a tricky one that not many applied to. One suggested to replace the door ajar switchs, which we did on the front two doors and after that, all is well. Sorry for the delay, our shop got really busy in this economy.
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Stall VIN: JM1BB1412T
Hey guys, finally got it. After scratching my head and reading what you all had to say. I reviewed everything again, and again, and had another tech in the shop do the same. Neither of us could definitively find the problem. We did however notice a little r...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L a/c contols VIN: 1YVHP80C83
I fixed the car by relacing the manual control head. This is the lower one with Temp,Blower speed, and Mode control dials. I had first replaced the center control panel circuit board that the radio bolts to but there was no change.. One reply suggested that m...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Hydraulics. VIN: WDBFA76F2X
Well...as it turns out, neither I nor Mercedes knew diddly about the ADS system. I now know a lot more although I doubt it will be of practical use in the near future, and should it be needed in the distant future, I shall have forgotten it or be dead. A ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Radio, Trans VIN: WDBJF65J91
Back to basics was the correct answer. The battery tested marginal. The cranking voltage intermittently went below the 7.5 VDC thresholds for operation. This caused all kinds of weird problems to surface. Funny thing is it mainly happened when the outside te...
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6SD16S3T
Seems the distributor was the problem. We had installed a reman from a local supplier. went back with an OE and solved the problem. Thanks to all who replied. Good work. Hank
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L heating VIN: JN1DA31D32
thanks for all the help but i could not fix the car still dose not heat at idle tried air lift jacked up front car still lower heater hose cool at idle hot as can be when you give it gas
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06B74
The cust never brought it back to me everyone agreed to replace the gas cap but that didnt fix it either. If he ever brings it back I will update the post thanks for your input. Trouble codes: P0442.
2008 Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L Engine Oil VIN: WP1AB29P78
Thank you to all the replyed. My Alldata was wrong, it stated the first service was at 36,000 miles, I knew better but I asked anyway. Every one that replyed said the same thing, change oil and filter 7,500 - 9,0000 use only factory filter and Mobil-1 oil. Th...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L long start time VIN: YS3EF48Z01
I may not see this saab again as the customer lives up north and was going home. From the replies i was sent there are 2 possible filter and the correct one has a one way valve built in, although they both bolt right up. there is a small goose neck one valve i...
1993 Toyota Camry 3.0L No Start VIN: J2TVK12E3P
The problem turned out to be a faulty ground connection (PCM circuits E01 & E02 - ground location EB) on top of the rear valve cover, buried underneath the upper intake plenum. The wire terminal eyelets fit into the plastic harness loom cover, and a nut secure...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L turn signal VIN: 4TAUN41B6S
Thanks for help with this problem.most reply with problem with junction box at left kick panel.I pull junction box out and open box up had some water and green arge in it. Order box and call winshield company to come out to reseal front winshield. Thanks a lot...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Timing belt area VIN: JT2BF22K9Y
Thanks for all the help to everyone who replied to my help request. After a few days of lookin at all the components and cleaning all the parts, the vehicle left without a engine noise Is been a few months and, and the the engine is noise free. Thanks ag...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L interior lights VIN: 9BWEK21J53
Thanks to all who helped . I tried bypassing the modules like many of you suggested and I seen the lights and heard the chimes. The only bad news is the latches are $220 each so the customer all the sudden is not to worried about the lights anymore funny how t...
2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, no throttle response VIN: 3VWAK01HXT
thankyou for all your replies.i've checked communication line fronm ecm to throttle and all checks out.checked connector for corrosion and found no corrosion.reset faults and reset adaptives again and haven't heard from him since .i don't know if it's fixed bu... Trouble codes: 17579 (angle sensor 2 throttle motor not a plausible signal intermittant), 17987 (throttle actuator adaption not started intermittant).
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