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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Accessories VIN: WAULD64B12
the radio on this A6 stopped working 2 weeks ago. the problem is the radio stays illuminated. key or no key, day or night. the customer is worried it will drain the battery. has anyone seen this. does the radio stay light when it dies? thanks, Jeff
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L ignition lock cylinder housing VIN: WBABF4329R
Need info on replacing lock cylinder housing. DO you need key tumbler installed before turning inside housing mechanism? I installed a new housing and the little pin at bottom fell out so mechanism wont work, Got another one and turned mechanism while it is ou...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L using oil VIN: WDBFA53531
Hi guys. I have fixed many bmws with this same problem-this engine uses around one quart of oil a week and has signs of blue smoke when you hit the throttle-plugs all have some signs of burning oil-I test for a ccv problem with a mbar vacuum gauge on the oil c...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L key remote VIN: WBSBR93433
The doors won't work using the remote. The customer has purchased a new key from the dealer , but none of the keys are programming. I checked all fuses- checked ok and pulled codes-none found. The door locks work ok with the key inside the door and with the ce...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L power steering VIN: 2G4WS52J9Y
hard to steer to left. car came in with a broken power steering pump shaft. customer complained of hard to steer to the left before the pump failed. we installed a reman pump and bleed system, and we have the same problem of vehicle is hard to turn to the left...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No Compressor engagement VIN: 3G5DA03E72
Ok folks, this one is killing me. What I have on this one is no compressor clutch engagement. This one has manual A/C not Auto air. The PCM doesn’t seem to be commanding the compressor relay on. When I go into the BCM data the A/C switch states active ...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on, PINGS VIN: 1G1YY2383L
checked timming it was good , checked for vacum leaks with smoke machine,preformed egr backpressure check ,all checked good. found bare spot in wire and repaired has no ignition clatter know . still have egr code egr passage is clear eney help would be nice Trouble codes: 32 (egr)
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT19WXX
Thanks for any help in advance. This vehicle came in on the hook. Cut out while driving. Cranks but no lite. Has spark and will run if if feed it propane. I checked for injector pulse thru my Solas and no injector pulse. not sure if it is a security problem or... Trouble codes: B2973 (Cant find a code definition. I think driver door switch.)
1999 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2C1MR5228X
hi all, i have a dumb question. this car has two cats on it, witch one controls nox ? front or back. front is in manifold, rear is in pipe. thanks, john
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L transfercase VIN: 1GBEL19W2Y
This van came in with the service 4 wheel drive light on. Customer said it had been to another shop they put in an encoder motor. I checked for continuity in the wires from the module to the motor also checked for grounding in same wires all ok. Checked for co...
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)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L speedometer VIN: 1GCEK14T74
this is more of a question of will a tech 2 be needed.the problem is speedo will go up to 120 mph the will stick around 80 mph,if you shut the truck off and cycle key on and off it will eventually drop to 0 mph.i believe its the speedo head,if wrong let me kno...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start
Thanks in advance for any help. Truck does not start and does not crank. Problem is not starter or ignition switch related, can jump solonoid (crank no run) ignition switch has power at every terminal even disconnected, starter signal wire (yellow)at switch ha...
1969 Dodge Charger 7.2L radio VIN: XS29L9G154
Hello fellow techs, I am hoping somebody out there has a wiring diag for the radio and fader on this vehicle. It has an am/fm radio w/o 8 track. Also has a fader control on the console and another item in the trunk mounted on the right side inner wheel well wh...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP44G2X
this 1 has been all over the shopit ended up in my bay. po1391 code keeps coming up. cam and crank sensors replaced twice parts are from chrysler. also the timing chain was replaced. on the scaner it says the sensors are in sync but shows no data from either 1... Trouble codes: 1391 (cam sensor)
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A3V
Complaint on Ranger was rough idle and blowing black smoke. Found codes P1121, P0138, P0756, P0761, P0733 (3rd gear ratio) Vehicle has very low mileage and mostly sits. They had recently replaced battery before this started. Cleared codes, road tested and P112... Trouble codes: P1121 (TPS/MAF dont agree), P1132 (front O2 rich), P0138 (Front O2 heater circuit), P0141 (rear O2 heater circuit), P0756 (A.T. sol. B problem), P0761 (A.T. sol. B problem)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L hoses VIN: 2FMZA5148W
Ok, steering and Ford Guru's. This van originally came in with a return line blow out from the original "hyraulic crimp" type fitting, ok we said, lets replace the hose and flush the system. No Ford hose available (discontinued), after market hose not availabl...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 1FTZX18W8W
Thanks to all the help and suggestions in advance. I have this 98 Ford F150 that came in with the MIL on and found code P1120 checked tps out and it was cutting out. Replaced the sensor with a Motorcraft sensor and still idles high. I can go in to the idle air... Trouble codes: P1120 (TP Sensor Out of Range Low)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L odometer VIN: 2FTRX18W3X
Check engine lamp on all of the time and LCD display of odometer goes out.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Water pump bypass tube VIN: 2FMDA5343Y
Hello fellow techs. I have a problem with this vehicle that I can't figure out. I searched the fix database and did not find anything. I replaced the water pump bypass tube, that runs from the water pump across the top of the lower intake and mounts into the l...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L oil leak VIN: 1FMFU18L93
hi all i have a strange one here. i have a 03 expedition that came in for a oil leak. after further inspection i had noticed that oil is pooling under the intake. i removed the intake to inspect the common head gasket leak and the findings were inconclusive. a...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50433
Hellow every body. I need your very vital help in this one. It is a Ford windstar that keeps setting c.e. light with lean codes: p0171 and p0174= lean condition on both banks. We have done whatever necessary to pintpoint the source or cause of lean codes; but ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14584
Hello all, i have a 04 f-150 3valve trying to get spark plugs out. Ford has special tools for this and procedure which we have followed but have only been able to get 4 out.If you have ever done the three valves you know what iam talking about so i wont go thr...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21P64
Hi guys. 2004 F250 came in with complaint of low oil pressure on gauge at idle, and extended cranking to start. Reviewing the IATN fix database and testing engine oil pressure and watching little or no ICP on cranking, I determined the HP pump oil plug had pos... Trouble codes: P0272 (4 cylinder contribution or balance fault), P2291 (ICP TOO LOW ENGINE CRANKING went away with new pump)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L abs VIN: 1FTSW21P65
Truck came in with codes C1175&C1236 set.Replaced rear speed sensor and connector,c1236 reset.Pulled rear diff cover and checked exciter ring-looks ok.Checked wiring between sensor and abs module-good.Hooked up lab scope at module connector and have good wavef...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12556
Had P0020, p0345, p0349.Found poor connection at the PCM connector. Fixed P0020. MODIS saying no fault with cam pos. sensors , both test at 348-351 ohm, within spec. Yet the mil comes on every time for p0345 and p0349? Ive heard of a TSB for a generator test w... Trouble codes: P0345, P0349
1992 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Dash VIN: 1GTDC14K5N
Rattle in center of dash area. Only present when vehicle is coming to a complete stop. Goes away after a few seconds. Moving AC/Heater mode doors and fan to different positions does not affect rattle.
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GTEK19M0W
do,se 83 psi seem high is afuel return line plugged key on eng off 60psi holds for awhile. also desired idle 650 rpm is that a bit low thought maybe 850-950 would be right .also #2 o2 sensor not communicating. runs rich but might be carboned up because of exau...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L radio,power windows, power door locks rear wiper VIN: 1GKET16513
when started cold outside temp. below 32 degrees, no radiosound, but radio powers up and reads no amp found. has no power windows, power locks, and no rear wipers. after about 7 miles when vehicle warms up, problem goes away and may not happen again for severa...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L turn signals VIN: 1HGCB715XM
Turn signal flasher rapidly clicks with koeo/koer,clicking stops when turn signals or hazards are used. All lights are ok,tried after market flasher...didn`t fit,tried another after market flasher this one fit,but instead of rapid click,now i get a buzzing fro...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L distributor VIN: JHMCB7555P
This vehicle is leaking oil from the internal distributor oil seal. I have seen this before from age but this one has actually pushed the seal out of place. this is the second distributor we have tried. the first one was used and lasted about 2 months before i...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L gauges VIN: KMHCG45C81
while running, if you turn on headlights or blower motor the stereo goes off the tach goes nuts the temp gauge jumps to hot, the dinger for the key in the ignition stays on blower motor wont run and headlights dont acctually come on, blower motor relay just bu...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L injectior VIN: JNRAR05Y0W
Vehicle won't start sometimes, hot or cold. Cranks good, I have spark, but no injection and no codes. I was not getting a signal from the sensor in the distributor for injection. I replaced the distributor with a Nissan re-man. and still have the same problem....
2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L pcm/bcm VIN: 1J4GK48K05
Vehicle was towed in. Turn key nothing happens. Everything powers up properly. ASD replay will not activate. Has proper power, Does not ground. This replay is grounded b PCM. If i manually ground the replay, vehicle starts and runs great, no other problem. The...
2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Idle runs away VIN: KNAFE12865
URGENT: TRAVLER FROM OUT OF STATE: Vehicle ran fine for about 50 miles after engine repair. After running all codes and double checking cam and crank timing, compression, grounds, smoking out any vacume leaks ect.. I opted for a new MAF sensor from KIA. Well t... Trouble codes: 121 (TPS Range Performance), 171 (System lean bank 1), 170 (Fuel Trim bank 1), 102 (MAF low input), 300 (Random missfire), 301 (302 304 Cylinder Missfires)
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8UF11E4N
As stated above vehicle was in for poor running, it was running on 4 cylinders and was found to have a bad coil. Vehicle ran good after coil replacement but in less than 1 week customer complained of misfire going up a steep grade. He had another shop replace ...
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L No Start VIN: 4F4CR12A8R
truck towed in-no spark.found timing belt broke.replaced timing belt and set cam sensor.truck started right up and ran for 30 seconds and died.no spark again.ck for crank signal found no signal.replaced crank sensor-not an easy chore! still no spark.replaced i...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Unknown VIN: 11YVFP80C8
Customer complaint is that while driving vehicle at 70-75 mph vehicle has vibration and noise. Test drove vehicle and verified that there is a concern. This vehicle at about 70 mph has a very loud banging noise that sounds like someone hitting a anval with a 3...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Cooling fans VIN: WDBHA28E1V
Cooling fans in front of radiator are constantly on. Replaced coolant temp sensor and fans (noisy). Temp is up to level. Still the same problem.All replys appreciated
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3CF44E3P
hey guys, another mitsubishi problem. 1993 eclipse with 2.0l dohc. vehicle only firing on cylinder # 1&4. no. 2&3 not firing at all. i am very unfamiliar with this type of ignition system. i know they use a power transistor to power the coils. shop key is ver...
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Timing Chain
I am intsalling the upper timing chain. On this 2.4 DOHC there are two marks on each cam sproket. AllData and the factory manual don't show two marks on the cam sprockets. Which marks do I use? I used the marks that it was on upon teardown, but with the chain ...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D63
car came in with complaint that can't accelerate, check engine light on, found 3 codes p0650 mil circuit malfunction, p0507 idle air control sys higher than expected and p0128 for coolant temp--- replaced thermostat for p0128 research showed me that the car is... Trouble codes: P0650 (mil control circuit malfunction), P0507 (idle air control sys rpm higher than expexted)
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L battery light VIN: 1G3GS64C41
Ok i need a new direction from someone relative to this platform. The car was showing a check charging system on info center,check engine oil,dash would go out,chimmer would ding like crazy,all this happens when it wants too.Customer wanted a new alternator......
1992 Pontiac Sunbird LE Value Leader 2.0L Engine VIN: 1G2JC51HXN
I'm doing an engine swap on this Sunbird and am wondering what the best way is to get the engine out. Alldata says to drop the engine and transaxle out the bottom together but it looks to me like it might be easier to lift the engine out from the top and leave...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52T1Y
Vehicle came in with MIL on P1171, P0300. Would misfire at idle no response on acceleration. I replaced fuel filter due to it being plugged up. Vehicle still has misfire. Fuel trim levels at idle do not go more than 10%-+. Idle Vacuum is about 16Hg. When you d... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire.), P1171 (Lean condition on acceleration.)
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L steering gear VIN: 1G2HX54K12
Hi Everyone: I have this Bonneville when driving on road and go to turn left like on a curve on the highway the vehicle will feel like you just jerked the steering hard left.This happens at about 1/4 of the way through rotation on curve and it is a sudden pull...
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L inst. cluster, sunroof VIN: WPOAA0945G
This car came in with an intermittent total failure of the instrument cluster. What's unusual about it is the customer's observation that, when the cluster is in failure mode, the sunroof will not open fully. The sunroof will open to the position required for ...
2004 Scion xA 1.5L power steering belt VIN: JTKKT624X4
Hey guys, I have a great customer who is having a problem. His vehicle came in for no power steering. The belt was off & shredded.It will start shredding the inner most serp rib. I have replaced this belt three times. I have checked the belt alignment as wel...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Mechanical VIN: I DO NOT H
replaced head gaskets on this vehicle because of water in #6 cylinder.had heads pressure tested ,valve job & resurfaced heads.when finished,runs fine test drove & let idle outside shop.noticed oil leak coming from drivers head area.looks like top of head partw...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10VXX
This one is a bit of a headache. We did a clutch in it about 3 months ago. Last week vehicle came in with check engine light on. P0172 code and fuel trims were -20 to -39. We looked at the sensor readings and B1S1 seemed stuck on a fixed value. We replaced the... Trouble codes: P0172
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E91
Thanks in advance guys.This car runs very lean at idle.Car came in the shop with a p0171 .and p0300. My mastertech scaner shows at idle MAF 2.5 GR/s , both o2 sensors 0.00v ,stft 19%,ltft 29%. I have run fuel press ,compression,check for vac leaks and check in... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L heads VIN: 4T1BF30K52
removed heads for cleaning and new valve seals as recommended by toyota dealer due being one of there sludge problem vehicles. when i went to reinstall the heads the rear or right head cams were aligned to the 2 dot aligning marks and the front or left head wa...
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L drivers side VIN: JTEEW21A26
hello this toyota was broken into by smashing the the ds window replaced the glass no big deal but now the auto up will now work it will hit the top and come down half way down tried the reset but it will now work any help would be great

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1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L charge indicator in dashboard VIN: 1G6KY5299T
After looking all over I found a tsb stating this is a normal operation. 02-06-03-008a Thanks to all of you who responded to me..
1996 Chevrolet C2500 7.4L vibration VIN: 1GCGC29J2T
cust has fail to return for two appointments, but I do beleive I'm going to find a out of balance ft rotor.. Thanks for the inputs, when and if I see it again I'll add the fix... Next time Adam
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1G1BL52WXT
Turned out to be a fuel pressure regulator. I checked it three times before i asked for help. every time it was fine. I just never saw one cause a dead miss on one cylinder and medium miss on two others with random to no miss on 3 others and two cylinders neve... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L smell VIN: 2G1WL52J1Y
Thanks for the help guys. We had no idea these regulators were so common to go bad. I don't think we've ever changed one of these before. Although we never did get any proof that it was bad we went ahead and put one on and sure enough it's been a week since it...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L abs VIN: 2G1WH55K21
Thanks so much.Rob,Dan,Tim,John,Ken,Ted and Todd were sending me in the right direction.Although we had fixed the wires when i saw all the responses almost the same i decided i had better look at this one myself.The wire was barely rubed through at the trans e...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K22
The problem we had was that the post o2 was moving to fast, hense the code set, the cat was not oe but had a 3yr warranty so we replaced it. The problem was solved instantly, my concern was if anyone had this code set when it wasn't a bad cat. We rarely use oe... Trouble codes: P0420.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L headlights VIN: 1GNEK13Z23
Thanks everyone for all your input. Vehicle is repaired. After installing a new BCM, relocating grounds, repairing connector to alternator, etc, and all the hair pulling, found out we had got a bad BCM. Replaced BCM and reflashed again, and all is working corr...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L fuel tanks/guage
Hello there my fellow Technicians. After a few long days and hours the problem is corrected on this truck. I apperciate all the open insight to all the possible problems from battery acid causing havoc with voltage drops to customer education,and possible upda...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L heater VIN: 1GCHK23104
Customer decided to take vehicle as is until one of us can find a higher temp set of t-stats (which I did not recommend doing but the customer insists on trying). In answer to some of your questions: 1) Both t-stats were replaced 2) I bled the system quite tho...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L blinker fuse blows VIN: 2G1WF55KX4
the vehicle was a police car and just had a new siren & light control installed I finally noticed when you put the left blinker on the siren would click with the blinker until fuse blew. Once I disconnected the control unit blinker worked fine sent it back to...
2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Rotor VIN: 1G1ZT52895
The primary question on this Malibu was if the front rotors could be replaced with larger OE units utilizing caliper brackets from a similar car that had the bigger brakes. Std. brakes use a 10 7/8" front rotor, optional uses a 11 21/32" rotor. Pads and calipe...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L od press switch VIN: 2B4GP44R6W
A Good Friday too everyone. I would like to thank Wayne,Tony,James,Richard,Kevin,Carl and Gavin. Your help is much appreciated. Most indicated the solenoid was shot and you where right. I was not clear in my post of the problem. As soon as it shifted to 2nd it...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46RXY
thank you again to all who replied. based on suggestions received we scoped the crank/cam sensor and compared the relationship of the two with a known good waveform from the library and found that our timing was off. we disassembled and retimed the timing ch...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 2D7KB31Z73
I want to thank all that helped with this one. Every one who replied was on the right track. We got another pcm from dealer, had it flashed, and check coil driver with coil disconnected. Did a atm test. All passed. Installed a new coil even though old coil pas... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition Coil Primary Circuit).
2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Cuts out, power loss VIN: WD1PD94425
Thanks to the 3 guys that anwsered this post. You really know your sprinters. There is a Resonator on the discharge side of the turbo, then a hose then the intercooler. The resonator is a silencer/muffler and its plastic. Where it is glued together at the seam... Trouble codes: P0299.
2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1B3HB28B68
I received many great replies. Thank you all. The information From Gilbert,Richard and Jeff were very insightful. I won't forget about checking the splices s306 and s317. I was told these have been corroding and causing wierd problems. I ended up testing it co... Trouble codes: P2270.
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FMSU45PX3
Thank You all for the help. We spent alot of time on this vehicle. We found the camshaft sensor wasnt completely plugged in. We also found that we had low cranking ICP caused by a bad HPOP, not a leak. While we had the truck apart, we also cleaned the variable... Trouble codes: U0105 (loss of communication with ficm), P2617 (crankshaft position output circuit).
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag VIN: 2FAFP71W53
Hey guys Thanks for the input. Special thanks to Tom for suggesting moving the seat while watching the meter. I never did see any change in the resistance pn the meter or through the scan tool. The state police brought a parts car so we swapped out the harness...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P54
hey guys, finally got scanner back and icp pressure was 380. not enough. we checked fittings on high pressure pump and they were ok. replaced high p[ressure pump and fittings.( not an easy job) but vehicle started up and is running fine. THANKS FOR ALL THE HE...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Alternator VIN: 1FTPX12584
Thanks everyone so much for the replies. The correct fix for this vehicle was to install MOT GL974M . Pulling the buyers guide on this puts this Alternator as a replacement for 2006-2008 F150's . Mine is a 12/2003 truck. Don't have an answer as why this part n...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L seat belt control VIN: 1HGCB7651M
I'd like to thank Mike, and Eric for the thoughtful replies to my question. They suggested the door switch(es) might not be telling the controller the doors were closed, and that the defect might be covered by warranty. I was fortunate enough to have a couple ...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L airbag light on VIN: 1HGEM22934
thank you for your help, I used a different brand of scanner to get the correct code. OTC scanner gives a Bogus code. Snap on scanner worked better this time , code retrieved was 21-1 open in drivers seat belt resraint. I found a broken wire under seat, repai...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L catlist code p430 VIN: SAJEA5D13X
i removed the harness from the ecu did a contunitity test on the wires for the oxygen sensor and found the yellow wire has an open so i rewired the curcit from the ecu to the o2 sensor plug. it seems that with british cars always have issues with electrical wi...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start, no comunicationwith VIN: 1J4FJ68S9W
it seems the tech shorted the computer by hooking up battery with key off or it just failed but it works with a good computer and the air bag modual was covered by a recall
1989 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1BF2325K
thanks to everyone for the many replies. i do value your suggestions as far a double checking cam timing, and the distributor and all the other suggestions. it turned out that the starter just didn't have enough oomph to pop the motor. i tried to start it with...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Stall VIN: 1YVGF22D9X
I thank all that responded, all good ideas (should I expect anything else?). I should have noted in my original post all the basics that were checked (like the air boot), but many of you reminded me of the things often overlooked by even the best of us in our ... Trouble codes: P1650 (P/S psi switch out of self test range).
1990 Nissan 240SX XE 2.4L digital display VIN: JN1HS34PXL
thanks guys for all the help , seems i do have a bad cluster, now i need customer to allow fix, money issues, **from Randy**, James it needs the electronic speedo Nissan part#24821-54F80. Just put one in my sons car. not cheap to go new but purchased many ...
1997 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Starting VIN: 3N1AB41DOV
well first i whant to thank every body that help i received alot of good help especialy ed from british columbia and david from virginia the problem was the start fuse my mechanic checked the fuses they were good but he didnt notice the fuse was missing i ins...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WS52K3W
Thanks to all who replied After reading a couple of the replies I went back and retested the ceiling at the pcv valve. I foubd that the o-ring that was supplied did not properly seal the valve and was causing the light to come on. Serched all my o-rings and... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1).
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L oil pressure VIN: 1G2HX52K2W
Thanks to all that replied. I took the time to put an oil pump kit in and it raised the oil pressure and smoothed out the mechanical gauge a little. The dinger for the oil pressure alarm is not on any more but I believe the balance shaft is making noise as the...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G2WP52K8X
every thatrepliedand said it was in the valve train is correct it was 2 broken valve springs. the tool that was made for checking connecting rods was quiet handy and saves alot of work. thanks to everyone that replied greatly apreiciated. Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire).
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G2WP52K8X
every thatrepliedand said it was in the valve train is correct it was 2 broken valve springs. the tool that was made for checking connecting rods was quiet handy and saves alot of work. thanks to everyone that replied greatly apreiciated Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire).
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Ignition switch VIN: YS3ED48E8Y
Well I opted to replace the whole ignition housing and shifter assembly with a salvage yard one. Came with the twice module also but after installing car wouldn't start and a code for imobalizer active would set. Towed to dealer and they re-programmed it. Car ...
2001 Saturn L200 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G8JU52F31
Thanks again for all the help. I was trying to find this information for a business neighbor in the collision repair. To this day, we still have not found the fuel pump relay. All information shows it to be in the underhood power distribution center. It is not...
2002 Subaru Impreza TS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JF1GG65582
Customer ordered fuel pump assembly from the USA, received it today, March 13th, installed it this morning. Fuel pressure roughly 40 psi, drops to roughly 35 under load. No hesitation at all under full load, but will have to try on highway. Thanks for the r...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Shift solenoid B VIN: 4T1BG22K1W
Thanks for the replies. This car had the A140E. The #2 shift solenoid can be replaced by dropping the pan and filter. I did not need to drop the valve body. Replacing the solenoid and filter and flushing the trans and it is shifting normally again.
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K3W
Okay everyone, the Vehicle has now been fixed! Thanks for everyones help on this. I didn't wish to replace the EGR vsv since it was testing good every single time I checked it, as well as the cost of the part from Toyota not being attractive. Anyhow, the cu... Trouble codes: P0401.
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGC21J3Y
Hi- sorry it so long to close this request but I thought I would have got more advise.At this time I can only assume that the Vag system only has limited capabilities.It still is a good scanner.I did check out the purge valve like I mentioned.I ended up replac... Trouble codes: P0440.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B62
Finally have this one fixed. Ended up being that the ECM was improperly reflashed by the VW dealer. Took to another dealer , they reflashed and all is well now. Guess you can't always depend on the professonals in there own car line. Nerve racking but a good l... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire detected), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Charging VIN: WVWSE61J83
thanks for all your help. the overwhelming response was to replace the fuse block and harness. we did just that, and all appears well. thanks guys! Jeff
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