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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH4DB7650W
Hi, I have a 98 Acura Integra that's stalling only when coming to a stop when engine is cold only!It will restart. It happens about 2 or 3 times, then goes away when engine warms-up. I did confirm the problem only when cold. At first glance, the motor runs rou...
2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L 3 gear pressure clutch solenoid and pcm VIN: 19UUA56962
This 02 Acura TL type S was towed into the shop because transmission broke down. after careful diagnose i found that the tranny was bad internally. we sent it out to get it rebuild, after it was rebuild i install it back into the car and now it keep throwing a...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUB124B6X
Audi techs i hope you have some insight. This car came in for a ck engine light, found 14 codes in all most of which refer to a short to ground. Customer has been driving for a month with no drivability problems. found fuse # 29 ecm 30 amp blown, Replace fuse ... Trouble codes: P1435, P1421, P1425, P1472, P1196
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUDH68D91
WE HAVE THIS audi HERE THAT GETS A FLASHING OIL CAN WARNING SYSMBOL ON THE DASH. tested oil pressurem OK per mitchell at 2000 RPM is 30 lbs, We replaced sensor and have the same problem. Anyone been here done that? Thanks,
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L pwr. windows VIN: WBAAM3333X
power windows go down whe cust. unlocks doors with remote and or key in door any door; and opens the door any door the windows all go down. you then have to lock car from in side and you can put windows up.
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L front shaft off transvercase VIN: WBAFB33521
this x-5 has come in with the front driveshaft spline going into the transfer case stripped. alldata shows that the seals can be replaced on the transfer case but no directions arer given. it only calls for 1.3 hours and it looks like it would come out with a ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83431
Good afternoon guys. I have this BMW from another shop. I have codes 1158 and 1160. Both codes pertain to fuel trims in the negative. Obviously running rich. Both upstream oxygen sensors have been replaced by the previous shop. These codes have no support in a... Trouble codes: 1158 (fuel adaption low bank one), 1160 (fuel adaption low bank two)
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L driveshaft VIN: 5UXFA53582
Im not sure if i posted this in the right area. i have a 2002 x5 in the shop that the customer is complaining about a noise when you shift gears. i test drove and sure enough the noise is there but only when you shift gears. it sounds like your closing a metal...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L supports
just wondering if any one has replaced tailgate lifts on this model. it loooks like the headliner has to come out. any tips or shortcuts would be appreciated. thanks much.
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52K3X
Vehicle came in with mil light on. Initially it had a code for a mass air flow sensor code. Upon inspection of the sensor data it showed that the sensor was reading 3.88 gm/s at idle which is off from the minimum of 4 gm/s. Sensor was replaced and vehicle was ... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start
Im just about to my limit on this car, about 2 weeks ago vehicle came in for driveability concern, poor idle when hot, found clogged pcv and leaking vacuum tubes, one from pcv to intake to purge solenoid and the other from rear valve cover to intake tube. anyw... Trouble codes: 1631 (passlock password incorrect)
2000 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1G4CU5216Y
Hi Guys, This vehicle came in with an inop fuel gauge. We tested the wiring to fuel pump. Have current at the purple wire and ground. We thought it must be the fuel pump assembly. We plugged in a new one and there was no difference. Gauge still reading full a...
2007 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L pressure hose VIN: MJJKMN2307
GM guys or someone with knowledge on quick connect fittings. i have a 2007 buick lacrosse thats out of warranty and came in to the shop with a power steering high pressure hose blown out from the pump. this hose is a so-called quick connect hose that snaps int...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1G6CD53B4M
Vehicle came in with complaint of loss of power and poor mileage. Customer already had plugs, wires, cap and rotor replaced elsewhere. I found that every other cylinder is misfiring. #'s 8,3,5, and 2. Data looks good for a car running this bad. Every other cyl...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD53B2N
car came in on the hook and customer said it had a fuel leak. after looking at the car it is leaking fuel out of the exhaust pipe connection. I pulled the fuel rail and pressured up the system and no leaking injectors. I did a fuel pressure drop test and ohmed...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1G6EL12Y7R
i need schooling on this system. i looked on alldata to understand the system. if you notice there are three wires on the fan. a power, a ground, and themiddle wire is a control from the control head in the car. i have 12 volts on the control wire when the fan...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G6KD52B7S
Voltage drop test ground from battery neg to motor and body with head lamp .003.Added ground to distributor. Only stalled and no start once on me.At that time I never lost voltage to distributor and had no ref or est. Drop test grounds to pcm (4 pins)no drop. ... Trouble codes: P0053
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L content theft deterent VIN: 1G6KD544XX
Good day people. I have this 1999 Caddy DeVille that intermittedly the CTD (Content Theft Deterent) system goes off. The horn will sound and the lights flash. This can happen a few times in one day or once a month. It has even happenend when the client shut of...
1988 Chevrolet P30 Step-Van 7.4L master cyl VIN: 1GBKP37W8J
this is a motor home with 4 whell disc brakes.motor home came in with no brakes.replaced front and rear calipers and front hoses.still no pedal.found that wrong master cyl had been put on before.put right master cyl on. now do not no which brake line is for fr...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L fuse#10 VIN: 1GNDTELW34
Im hoping you techs out there ran into this problem before.I checked the fuses and found fuse #10 blown ecm/ign blown.Now I replaced it several times and it keeps blowing.Im just hoping to find a quick fix before I get any deeper into the wiring.Customer reall...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GY3T46M2X
Ok Techs..we need some help Its not a customers vehicle...its the boss's vehicle So we might be looking for work soon if we cant get right:) It needed a intake manifold gasket..but somehow we did not properly mark the distributor/rotor when we pulled it. Got t... Trouble codes: P1345 (Crank/Cam sensor), P0301
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Reduced Power VIN: 2G1FP22K81
This car comes from a friend in the business(parts), he has had it to several shops that were closer to him than we are and at best the problem was resolved for short periods of time. I think it just cleared itself for those short periods, have seen it do that... Trouble codes: P1518 (Loss of serial data between PCM and TAC module/Reduced Power Mode)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13542
This vehicle was brought over last week. It had a P0133 code, PO171, PO030, PO013. This week it came and I decided to check again and these codes were completely gone. Now these are the codes I have now, BO17 passenger front loop open. U1000 class 2 serial com... Trouble codes: B0017, U, 1000 (Class 2 serial comm problem)
2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Unknown VIN: X2C8GP64L3
Turn key on all relays start clicking. Van starts and runs but you have to hold it at 2 thousand RPM to keep it running. No codes at all. Unplug ECM, relays stop clicking. Suspect ECM, just woundering if anyone else has run into this problem. Thank you.
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7GG23X8V
customer was driving down the road and shut the vehicle off in neutral to listen to the radio, will not restart after. it cranks,starts, and stalls after few seconds. the data on the scanner says that "fuel not allowed". it has fuel pressure and spark, the inj...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B7HF12Z1W
Good Morning We have this RAM 1500 that was towed in as a no start. After an archive search, we determined that the catalytic converter was clogged. We replaced the converter and got vehicle to start. The MIL was on so we cleared the codes and then it would o... Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 Sensor), P1762 (Trans governor pressure)
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L pcm VIN: 1B3EJ46X2X
Customer states they were driving vehicle, pulled into drive way to make u-turn and when putting vehicle into reverse it stalled, would not restart had towed to my shop. "No Bus" on Odometer, using Snap-On Solus plugged scan tool into OBD2 connector, going VI...
2007 Dodge Caliber 2.0L transmission cvt VIN: 1B3H4B48B2
the transmision makes a noise at 20 mph it sounds just like puting a baseball card in the spokes of a bicycle we ran it on a lift and it is real noticeable hope someone has solved this problem it would make life easy any help would be appreciated
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2ETCF15N6H
Problem began with a no start & customer said that he used a screwdriver to cross the small solinoid termial to the larger battery terminal to activate the starter with the key on to start engine several times. He decided to install a new Starter solinoid on f...
1992 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP5348N
Car blew head gasket and replaced. Car has instant surge about 10-15 seconds after cold start then almost dies or dies. engine light blinks 3 rapid blinks then turns off. car runs fine after,never dies after early morning codes present.checked tsb and...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X4S
The customer droped off the Explorer at our shop and told us that it has an intermittent no start aftter he drives it and stops at a store and trys to restart it will crank but not start i have tested the fuel pump and tested crank sensor and spark It has acte...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTZX1769W
Just a short question for a Sunday afternoon, do you need the cam positioning tool to properly time this engine? Mitchel 1 gives a picture of the sprockets and it's pretty vaugue. The chain has two copper links that coincide with the timing marks, but Mitchel ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14C3X
truck has misfire at idle when cold and after decel. misfire is isolated to cyl #1. it is a dead miss. it will clear out and run better after reaching full engine temp. driven long enough, the misfire will completely go away. fuel press is 65 psi, compression ... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 misfire)
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Cluster VIN: 1FTNW21P84
Hello fellow techs, troublesome f-250 diesel. Customer came in with complaint of no cluster functions. Found #45 fuse blown under dash. Someone had been digging around through the pins on the fuse port, i guess you call it. We removed the box and it did not oh...
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L differential VIN: 1GTEK19T2X
I have this 99 Sierra 1500 4x4, the problem is that when the 4 wheel drive is engaged it acts as if the front differential is binding. The tires are a matched set and the front and rear ratios are correct. All cv joints look and feel fine. I have even replaced...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L abs VIN: 1HGCE6679V
ABS light on. No DTC. When engine starts ABS light goes out, buzzing noise about 10 seconds,noise stops, ABS light comes back on. ABS system appears not to work when braking, just normal brake action. aacording to my Mitchell on demand there is not a OBD11 con...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG6600Y
Thanks in advance, This one came in with a check engine light on, scanned computer with my mentor and got a po128 code. Mentor definition is cooling thermostat. I did not find this code in mitchell but i replaced thermostat but code came back. Any help would b... Trouble codes: P0128
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Mechanical VIN: JACDJ58VXT
hELP!! Nees to remove engine and have not done one of these before. Mitchell says the trans has to come out first and I wonder if this is necessary. Can someone with a bit more experience on this rice grinder give me some sage advice? Besides laughing, that is...
1992 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L pedal travel VIN: SAJKY1748N
Greetings Jag experts I hope someone can help me with a brake problem on this jag. The pedal will sometimes go to the floor and produce very little stopping action. The pump does not run consistently ,and sometimes there is no brake assist. My question is, co...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FF48S2Y
Hello, this Cherokee 4.0L has intermittant misfire codes. All 6 spark pluge were replaced July 11, 2008. On Nov. 19, 2008 we found the #4 spark plug had the porcelain cracked, causing a misfire. Replaced plug, veh returned Feb. 11, 2009 W/ #3 plug porecelain c... Trouble codes: P0300
2007 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L tank VIN: KNAFE12127
Car was brought in with a candy bar stuffed down the filler neck. Pulled the tank, only a small amount had made it into the tank. Cleaned tank and filler neck reinstalled and it still wont take gas. Charcoal canister weighed 8-10 lbs. Replaced the charcoal can...
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L Windows, Moon Roof VIN: JT8BF28G01
This vehicle came in with the front windows and moon roof opening when the car in locked or unlocked when leaving the car. It happens more often then not. Looking at the electrical diagrams we changed the intergration relay due to the only relation between the...
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNLM81W9P
hello all, I need your help. I removed the heads due to blown gaskets. The heads were surfaced but the customer declined to have the valves done. My problem is after I installed everything, the cams chain ect. the engine just spins with no compression. I folle...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L MIL Lamp on
Test drove ,accelerated normally at first. Almost feels like converters are clogged,but acts up intermittently.Removed up stream oxygen sensor on pass side and connected pressure gauge ,only went to 1 1/2 lbs. at 2500 rpm. Checked exhaust for rattles ,ok.Clear... Trouble codes: P020
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Misfire VIN: WDBWK56F75
Thanks as always fellow technicians Mil is on, all misfire codes and mixture codes for rt. bank of cylinders, If this was a M112 or M113 I'd be sending him to the dealer for warranty catalyst replacement on the rt. bank. I have only worked on a few of the M272... Trouble codes: P0171 (rt. bank mixture at limit at idle), P0171 (rt. bank mixture at limit at idle), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl. 1), P0302 (misfire cyl. 2), P0303 (misfire cyl. 3)
1998 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, idle speed too fast VIN: 1MEFM13P5W
The idle speed went back up after a second road test. We had a Scanner hooked up in the bay at idle and the TPS voltage increased from .89-.99 & RPM went from 800 to 2000, with no accessories on or cooling fan. The fan did not affect the RPM when cycling. Turn... Trouble codes: P1120 (Replaced the TPS)
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L battery, abs, and other indicators lights came on VIN: 1ZWHT61L5X
Vehicle came in with complaint that battery, abs and other indicator lights had come on. Customer stated that they have come on twice and later went back off. Code history shows both b1317 and b1318 low and high battery voltage and a p049 fuel sensor fault.Eve...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4M2XV11T3X
Hello all, This villager came in with a p0303 code origanilly, replaced #3inj , no miss or code returning. Now have a lopeing/surging idle hot. what's confusing[if I'm reading the modis scanner right] is ST fuel trims are -20 to -25 but the O2 sensors are show...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33463
Hello fellow tech's. I have a this mini cooper with the P0442. I have tested the gas cap and it tests good.I smoke tested the system with sealing the canister vent and no leak. It looks to have a LDP on the canister in the right rear fender well. My genisys sc... Trouble codes: P0442
2007 Mitsubishi Fuso FE145 FE84D 4.9L brake lining sensors VIN: JL68DH1S47
hi everyone just have a simple question on a mitsubishi 4 door aluminum dump bed truck fe 145 dually its used for landscaping debris it has a brake lining light on on the dash it needed pads frt and rear they were almost down to metal enought to set the light ...
1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L readiness monitors VIN: 1N4AB41D6T
i have a 96 sentra put a new head on it and got it finished now i had a previous code cylinder 4 missfire from when head was bad now i cleared the code and since then three of the readiness monitors are not ready egr catalyst and o2 only two can be not ready t...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L body control module VIN: JN1CA21D2X
hellow all got this maxima here with a battery drain of 104ma with the doors unlocked and 89ma drain with the doors locked? here is where it gets a little strange. pull the bcm fuese and the drain drops to 31ma normal to me. i have removed all the fuses and no...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1N4DL01D7Y
Hey a bunch of euro techs trying to feel our way through this one. Car came from another shop with the above repairs and still will not accept throttle from idle. stalls hard unless you feather the throttle on. We suspected the maf even though there are no cod...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3N1CB51D15
I did a trans service on this Sentra and after removing the screen filter when I tried to install a new screen one of the bolts would not tighten up. Then I remembered the same thing happening to me several years ago. I remember removing the valve body and rep...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Pass Key Fault VIN: 1G3GR62C7V
Help!! I'm having trouble reasoning out this intermittent Pass Key Problem!! Very intermittently, this car will display "Pass Key Fault" on the drivers display, and NOT turn on the "Security" light!?! On one instance, it would not restart after shutting off. D...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2NE52M4V
Occasional very rough idle when engine is warmed up and shifted into park, engine will start to idle rough (engine speed will jump up and down between 400-1500 rpm until it is shifted out of Park. This never happens when engine is cold. TB is clean, IAC clean,...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L antitheft VIN: 1G2NF52E5Y
i have this pont diving me nuts. custumer says car will not start but when it gets to shop car always starts. have returning codes b2960 and u1000 loss of class 2 comm. car back in shop today and stars right up. have had meter on pass wires but does not act up...
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.5L No Start VIN: JT2VV21E1M
This problem only happens after a warm engine hot soak. There is no spark. I have checked the wave forms from the cam and crank signals, both running and cranking. It appears the cranking signals are a good sine wave, but no data to back up my assumption. ... Trouble codes: 14 (IGF signal from igniter not to ECM)
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3VN29V6S
this is a friends car and i do not have a gas anlyzer for repairs. thanks for the input!
2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L Alarm System VIN: JTDFR32081
Folk's this is wierd!! This vehicle has a security system,that sets correctly. But sometimes when disarmed, the doors will unlock and the vehicle alarm system goes off. And the vehicle will not start,re-arm the alarm system. Then disarm the system, the vehicle...

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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT4346I
Thanks to all that helped out on this one.I thought i closed the tech help but guess i didnt.The mass air flow fixed most of the problems with the car.Though it still needs the breather and hoses under the intake it runs good enough for the customer for now.Th... Trouble codes: 146 (code 146 in egs computer that reads not define codeon i pro scan too), 50 (in egs computer).
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L starter VIN: 1G4CW5316N
Thanks all for the information-i did have my reference voltage and key resistance in all postions at the module-finally located a module online{} plugged in and all was right again. thanks again randy
2001 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G4WY55J01
Thanks to all 26 that replied to my help message. It's been 4 days and the car is still running fine. Some different responses, but the cause of the hesitation / miss was a partially plugged converter. (I haven't run into a plugged converter in a while, so ... Trouble codes: P0405 (EGR sensor low), P0463 (Fuel level sensor circuit high / open), P1189 (Oil pressure switch circuit), P0300 (Random Miss).
2002 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L tcc siloniod VIN: 1G6KE57Y12
Thanks to all who replieded to my tech help request. The tsb 04-07-30-034 was the info i needed. Seals were definitely bad. Went ahead and also replaced tourque converter and input speed sensor also known for going bad.Also seals not available individually any...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L wipers VIN: 2Q1FP22P9S
Hey, Thanks for the Help!!! I was initially suspicious of the ground, but it had no connection to the brake light circuits, so I dismissed that idea. But your OVERWHELMING suspicion made me rethink my wayward path, and I looked at the grounds. No excessive vol...
1996 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCFC29S4T
Well after weeks of this thing sitting around the customer has decided to sell the truck as is without fixing a thing.Not real sure what hes thinking but he dosent want to put a new injection pump on the truck.Which is whats wrong with it after doing the testi... Trouble codes: P1216, P1217, P1214.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GCEC19WX1
Many replies to check fuel pump wiring and distributor for wear but had already done this. A couple of replies suggested to check ignition coil and while I was there I found the white/black wire to the coil barely holding on. This wire comes from the ignition ...
2002 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22K92
Thanks to everybody who responded. I had replaced upper plenum gasket. Accidently the upper plenum gasket was damaged by previes repairs. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (Systen too lean bank2).
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1GCJK33143
Come to find out. This vehicle was bought used from a dealership in which the vehicle had a chip installed at the dealer. He moved out of town and after a few months truck started to smoke. New dealer wont warranty the suspect fuel injectors because it has ... Trouble codes: P0234.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 2GCEK19T74
Thank you very much for responding, Apparently the code P0741b was debris in the 3 4 solenoid because I removed the solenoid and cleaned it out and the code did not reappear after reassembly. Although, the transmission continued to slip, I dissembled the tran...
1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) SX 3.8L Fluid leak VIN: 1C4GP0418X
The problem was in the differential assemby, causing accesive axle movement and wearing seals out. The customer doesnt want to put anymore money into the van.
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H8Y
it turned out to be the wrong new ecm it was one for a 4 cyl not a 2.5 so it did not send a pulse to the dist the the dodge dealer screwed up
1969 Dodge Charger 7.2L radio VIN: XS29L9G154
I did recieve several good emails. Patrick and John both stated what i believed to be an amp is in fact a reverb device. Customer supplied us with the factory manual which did not have radio circuits. Customer has decided at this time he did not want to spend ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L temp VIN: 1D7HU18NX2
Sorry for not getting back earlier, but we got busy and did not have the time for that job. We took Dave's advice and took the heater core back out. We flushed the system without the heater core then put the new one back in and everything went good now good he...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L P0841 L/R Pressure Switch Sense VIN: 1D7HA18N54
I am sure the fix will be to use factory filter as some of the members mentioned.Our experience has been it only happens on uphill or downhill situations.We are still waiting for (Employees Dad)customer to bring back in for fix.Thanks you all so much for all y...
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on, Engine stay running VIN: 1D8HB48D54
The customer pick it up the next day. I went through and check the wiring harnesses, Check PCM pins. Tightened up all the ground. Then it ran with out a problem. They brought a different vehicle in a few weeks latter and said the Dodge ran fine. I left the po... Trouble codes: P0571 (Brake switch performance the only Active code).
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L alarm VIN: 1FDEE14HOT
Horn contacts in steering wheel are bad. Thanks for all the help
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L odometer VIN: 2FTRX18W3X
The consensus was that the two problems were not connected and this has been proven to be the case. A new cluster and a new trans OD solenoid solved the problems. Many thanks to those who gave their time to help me with this problem.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU72X1Y
thank you to all that replied the fix was to replace the intake manifold gaskets the replacement gaskets {aftermarket) are a different design to prevent the gaskets from swelling and lifting the manifold at the water ports the causing a vacuum leak Trouble codes: P0303.
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP42XO2
thanks to all of you it was the alternator,.simple test to verify is to disconnect alternator check scan tool for cam signal yes or no.also no more back fire expensive alternator and she's good to go ...i suppose if a guy were to separate the cam sensor... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction).
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Door locks/shift interlock/gauges VIN: 2FMZA51412
Most of the help I received suggested fixes I had already tried. The two problems are related and I'm sending this to the dealer(if the customer will go?)for a scan and a new front electronic module. Suggestions included checking for broken wiring in the doo...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAHP71W13
This one ended being being a bad coil on #8 and a rocker arm on #2 cylinder off. The Ecm does shut off the injector pulse on a misfiring cylinder and will set a primary, secondary code for a mechanical issue. Thanks for the help guys! Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl. 2 missfire), P0352 (Ig. coil b fault).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1F23696948
Thanks everyone for the replies. We ended up replaceing the pcm with a reman unit and reprogramming the pcm and the new ficm. Thanks again for the help.
1995 GMC C6000 Topkick C6H042 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GDJ6H1P9S
after talking with customer i found that truck had rolled and the cab and some of the wiring harnesses were replaced and after that the comp would die every 6-8 weeks thanks a lot to Todd [...] for allowing me to use his manuals after an exhausting wi...
1998 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDKC34J8W
sorry about the length of time but i found that it had a bad pcm finally replaced it after testing everything all works perfect now Trouble codes: P0131 (p0133-), P0133 (p0137-), P0137 (p0151-), P0151 (p0157-), P0157 (p0175-), P0175.
2003 GMC C4500 Topkick C4C042 6.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GDE4E11X3
Turns out after talking to a GM tech that had a similar problem and he had replaced a lot of parts. His last part he replaced was the sending unit in the front tank. I took the unit off and used a hose in the tank, primed the system and let sit over night with...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L failed state inspect VIN: KM8SC73D53
thanks to all who helped , most said it was an 02 sensor that was "lazy" and not bad enought to set code and you were %100 percent correct . We hooked up Mr. Modus and the rear right sensor was not working very well , we installed new sensor , we did a drive c...
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E74
Hey guys, sorry about taking so long to close this post but here it is, the CCV was the problem, it had no OHM reading between the pins, replaced it and all is good. Thanks for all the input! RH Trouble codes: P0446.
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58KX3
Thanks for the replies, Jeff,Chad,and Robert hit it right on the head. Sent to dealer to have prgramed, they sent it back and said I had wiring issues. Rechecked all my wiring a second time and found no problems. Hooked up my DRB 111 and found that the pinion ... Trouble codes: P0500 (speedometer inop).
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73375
I checked the timing on both banks and no problems were found. The pulse width was -8.2 on the left bank and +8.6 on the right bank. We tried the o2 sensor but no change. I spoke to a Kia technician and he said it was common for the injectors on the left bank... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple miss fires), P0302 (miss fire 2 cylinder), P0304 (miss fire 4 cylinder), P0306 (miss fire 6 cylinder).
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L fuel, tach, temp and speedometer gauges VIN: JT8BH28F2W
We let the body shop know what I needed to do to give a diffinative answer which included pulling the instrument cluster and check for poor or damaged connector(s) at the cluster as suggested by Matt [...] or find and check the two grounds in the dash area as ...
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Power steering VIN: 1LNCM81W8M
This one was fixed by replacing the pump. I also replaced the EVO control module with a used one, and the actuator is now getting a signal and working. An item in the archives referred to using the correct fluid. I found that the power steering fluid I normal...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L 2-3 shift VIN: JM1BJ2227X
ok guys,after a week having this car on the road working,I dicided to close this post.many have said that the vavle body was the problem.they were rigth.I took the car to another trans shop,we only do electrical.there the tech installed a used vavle sh...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L coolant VIN: VDBHA22E7T
Thanks for the advice ; all 7 replies recommended replacing head gasket. Customer decliened repair.
1999 Mercedes-Benz A160 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDB1680332
Yes this car needed a "ringgear adaption". The procedure is as follows:Clear fault codes.Then drive in 3rd gear bring engine speed to above 3500rpm,then do "overrun"(foot of throttle) till eng speed is less then 1200rpm.We tried this several times but it wou... Trouble codes: 0300, 03 (failure for cyl 2 3 detected), 0335, 04 (Adaption for crankshaft sensor whl.).
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBUF65J03
Hi group, after using factory Mercedes Scanner, find out it needs a new SAM module, customer declined the repair at this time. thanks for all help. Thank you Roobi
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L starter
thanks everyone for the help. I installed a ground strap from the block to tranny bolt and that has seemed to cure the problem . thanks again everyone.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN1CA3105Y
We replaced the right front strut again (All KYB) and the strut mount. We still had the noise. We advised the customer of the findings that the engine mount could be the problem because if you are on the gas and hit bumps there is very little or no noise. Cu...
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E75
I ended up pulling the solenoid out to visually see if it was opening and thats when I could see that the valve was stuck. I cleaned the passages and did an oil flush/change with valve replacement and all is good. The valve must of been keeping oil pressure on... Trouble codes: P0011, P0300.
2004 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L clutch VIN: ZAMBC38A34
Thanks to all who replied...The common opinion here is the noise is likely coming from a worn clutch. Evidently the clutches are only good for 20-40k miles. A special tool is required to measure clutch set up and wear. We referred the customer to the dealer...
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