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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L key/pcm VIN: JH4KA9661Y
hi all,this rl came in for a no start.right off i replace the pgmfi main relay.same.checked for fuel pressure,none,spark,none,injector pulse ,none.i checked all fuses in both fuse boxes,all were good.then i noticed the green key light on dash for security syst...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L immobilizer VIN: WAULC68E52
Audi's Gurus , After replacing the new instrument cluster , the immobilizer symbol is flashing in the new instrument cluster as us for the 7-digit SKC (secret key code) ,which can only create by the Audi dealer. We call the dealer ,where we bought this from an...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4328T
This car keeps coming back with the MIL on and the DTC 232 for a stuck vent valve. We've checked everything we can think of but we can't find the problem. I did have the "same" problem on a 98 M3 and I did fix this one by doing a software update (as the TBS re...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L noise from air pump VIN: WBABN33402
Has anybody seen this before.The customer's complaint on this thing is a loud exhaust when cold. I verified that there is an exhaust noise coming from the air pump when it is running. The air injection system seems to be operating the way it was designed excep...
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L spedometer VIN: JUXFA13544
speedometer not working, rear wiper not working all fuses good, lots of water at drivers side seem to come from left side to a metal plate under dash all rusted at the end i suspect water from sun roof drain but i am not shure all other areas front drain look ...
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K9W
lt trim 5-6%, no diveability issuses Trouble codes: P0133 (o2 sensor slow response)
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD53B2N
I have this 1992 Cadillac Sedan Deville. It runs rich all the time. It will go into closed loop but int. and block learn always stay at 128. The only way I can get it to halfway have any fuel control is do a blm reset using the scanner. Once I hit reset the in...
1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: W06VR52R1X
Does anyone know if the o2 sensor should have battery voltage key on engie off to the heater circuit? This one does not. Which fuse in the fuse panel below the stearing wheel is supplying the heater circuit for this o2 sensor? This car has cold driveability pr... Trouble codes: P0155 (Bank 2 O2 Sensor 1 heater circuit failure)
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L air bag VIN: 1G6KD54Y12
2002 Cadillac here that will intermitently turn the air bag lite on and have several codes, B0029 Pass deployment loop/B0030 Pass deployment loop short to ground/[...] deploment loop/B0065 Drivers pre-tensioner deployment loop open, I don't have complet...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM57704
No power in drive or under load. Engine revs fine in park and neutral. Saw the GM TSB on throttle body and pigtail replacement but don't think this is the issue. Engine has run fine under load that seemed to be intermittent but now no power and MIL when in gea... Trouble codes: P2138
1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
Hi Techs,I am having trouble finding out why this engine will stall when warm. We worked on this car a few weeks ago an the idle was ok. It was brought back for a tune-up,plugs,wires, Dist. cap, rotor,fuel filter,pcv valve,(cust. put this in) and now it runs v...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19R8W
wondering heard from one at dealer sensor in door possible failure?? im sure someone has been though this would greatly appreciate info thank you note can start by spraying starting fluid into intake will run,stay running.when warm truck starts with delayed t...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Unknown VIN: 1GNEK13T2Y
Hello there I've got this 2000 tahoe with a 4l60e truck just came to my shop after a muffler shop sold a tran service. Which did not fix problem no codes to go off of, trans has delayed shift through all gears but 1/2 worst any ideas. Thank you guys for all th...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Tcc Apply
GM techs: This car applies the Tcc solenoid at 99% duty cycle all the time. Can be commanded off and harsh shift up and down goes away. As soon as TCC is left to its own devices, it applies at full duty cycle, and slip is reduced to 0. The PCM is commanding th...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hydra-booster VIN: 1GCHK23103
Less than a month after the previous repair the vehicle came in with brakes dragging slightly, pedal would pull 1/2" toward floor with rpm increase, extremely sensative brake pedal, right rear slide and anti-lock activation at times. Determined to be Hydra-boo...
1992 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1C3XU4537N
Veh. towed in, cranks no start. no mil,no scanner comm. Test asd relay, (good). Test power & grounds at sbec connector, (good). Replace sbec. Now koeo mil on, engine starts,idles very poorly.Scope engine found cyls# 4,6,5, not firing injectors. Good spark. Con... Trouble codes: 42 (No z1 voltage sensed with asd on)
1999 Chrysler Sebring 2.5L ignition VIN: 1F54789901
hey guys hope you can help. i got a car in the shop that came in b/c he said it sounded like it wanted to stall/ light stumble. drove it and had an apparent misfire. pulled wires of spark plugs and were covered in oil ( every cylinder ). charged $600 to remove...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L transmission VIN: 2C8GP64L81
After our checks we sent vehicle to trans shop.Trans shop said it appears to be an electrical problem. Customer agreed to send to dealer. Dealer said ECM needed to be reflashed.After reflashing dealer called and said that reflash did not work, now suggesting t...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Ignition Switch VIN: 3C4FY48B84
Vehicle will not start due to the link between the ignition switch, and the lock cylinder. A piece of the metal broke off, and now the ignition lock cylinder cannot fully turn the ignition switch. According to the dealer, this piece does not come as part of th...
1989 Dodge B250 5.2L Stall, VIN: 2BCHB21Y2K
This van is experiencing a harsh stall everytime you put in gear when the engine is at normal temperature. When engine is cold, the shifting in smooth in drive or reverse and the van drives normal,until it gets warm and stop for awhile and when you put into ge...
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L steering VIN: 3B7MF33C8T
A good friend and customer came in with a complaint of vibration when brakes are applied and asked if we could check the front end . This dually has semi truck tires (19.5")and he was getting new tires before we did the work and planning a trip We found 1) Dri...
2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4B3AG52H12
Thank you for taking the time to read my post. This stratus is here because it has a rough idle. It runs just fine off idle. It has plenty of pep and everything. I really don't know where to go. I have limited scan data and no codes. Fuel trims look ok, they a...
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP44L14
Hi, i have this dodge caravan here with a 3.8 liter (not a 3.3 like it says above) that has a slight miss at idle and sometimes on accel. While the car is idleing it will run smooth then go into a misfire for as little as a few seconds or as long as a few minu... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire)
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L engine noise VIN: 1D4GP24R65
We have this van in here it has a noise, kind of a slight knock noise. We hear in the oil pan. we pulled the pan off to look everything looks good. timing chain looks a little loose. but it is not rubbing on the cover any ideas or common issues with these I sh...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L oil level VIN: 1D4HB48N15
This is my daughter's vehicle. No codes. Vehicle loses 1 quart of oil approximately every 50 miles. I changed oil approximately 1,500 miles ago, correct weight, amount and filter. Checked underside of vehicle, no leaks. Check air filter housing, clean filter. ...
2006 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L rocker arm/valve lash adjusters VIN: 2B3KA43G36
A customer brought in a 2006 dodge charger with the 3.5 v6 engine. Her complaint was an engine noise that had just started. It sounds like it is coming from under the left valve cover. After removing the valve cover I noticed that the engine is extremely clean...
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7MX48CX7
Customer brought truck in for a rough idle, it feels like a dead miss at idle, but mostly clears up over 1k RPM and under load. There were no active codes, but i did find P0191 in memory- Fuel rail pressure sensor performance. Tried shutting off injectors with... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor performance)
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L pedal VIN: 1FDKF37FOS
truck came in with low pedal, sinks to floor. replaced master w/napa new, no change. replaced calipers and hoses, no change. replaced cracked rear shoes, wheel cylinders and rear brake hose, no change. replaced rabs sensor w/ known good part, no change. replac...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14NXS
this ford truck came in last week for a no start condition. we diagnosed as a bad ecm. replaced computer and truck started and ran fine until today. truck was towed back in for a stall while driving and no restart. the computer is dead again, no mil or communi...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE142XX
This van came in with a stalling problem and a code 340 cam sensor.I haved checked the fuel presure and cam sensor alignment both ok.Cam sensor was replaced with a new ford unit, ecm was also replaced. I unpluged the alt to eliminate ac voltage leakage as a pr... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford F750 7.2L Hydromax VIN: 3FDPF75H6Y
good day all Just woundering if any body out there has had any experience with this type of system. have check all circuts and pump flow every thing pointed to gem replace it but no change just woundering if the cluster could be shorting out in its self cusing...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Shift Quality VIN: 1FMZU73K73
In need of some advice the truck came in with the O/D light flashing on the dash and the MIL on. Pulled codes p0732,p0735,p0775 Codes are pointing me toward the solenoid and or the O/D piston. Iam not very familar with this trans is there a way to air check th...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Master VIN: 1FTDWF3458
Hello Fellow Shop Owners,and Technicians.We Have Recently Encountered A Problem With A 2005 Ford F 350 Super Duty,We Replaced Front Calipers Pads And Hoses On The Front Of This Truck And Cannot Seem To Acquire A Pedal.We Have bench bled master cylinder several...
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L broken spark plugs VIN: 1FMPU16566
hi and thanks for any body who can help, have a ford 5.4 which needs spark plug replaced got all out but 1. it broken at the porcelain. call my tool guy and got a tool that does not work (snap on) that gives you pin and loctite to remove , try to remove all da...
2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L head VIN: 1GKDT13S15
r/r head broke tap 8 out of 14 head bolts acording to gm this is normal , removed all broken bolts in block retapped using m11/2.0 got new head all new bolts installed head torqed head bolts first 22ftlbs then went to go to 155 degress of turning torque broke ...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5638S
have this honda that stalls intermittently & have to wait 1-5 minutes before starts back up. reproduced problem only once. found has spark but no injector pulse. relay right? no. replaced main relay & thought fixed but stalled just before returning to customer...
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L steering VIN: 2HGES16473
This steering problem acts like a seizing rack, intermittent, will almost pull steering out of your hands while steering at low crawling speeds and seems to have intermittent rough spots, didn't get any help from service bulletins or dealer information, thanks...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L release fork VIN: KMHWF25S32
The car came back to us on a hook. The clutch release fork is not returning and causes the clutch pedal to jam. I wiggled the release fork and it clicked and snapped back into position, but the condition remains after a few test drives.
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Timing Belt VIN: KMHFU45E74
Replaced timing belt & tensioner on vehicle approx 3 weeks ago. Vehicle came back in with timing off about one or two teeth. We set vehicle back to spec and started vehicle. Good news is no head damage but it still jumping a tooth. Belt still in good shape and...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L belts VIN: KM8SB73D64
We have a good lady customer with a squeaky serpentine belt when cold. The squeak is coming from the a/c compressor pulley. We had the same squeak a little over a year ago and ended up changing the a/c compressor pulley with bearing(new one from Hyundai) to re...
1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Starting VIN: JNKNG01D9S
Customer Advise car won't start somtimes, she drove car somewhere park and come back car won't start tune key on no light come on the dash at all. she bring car to my shop and leave here over a week i try to make it happend again but could not,and she said now...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L oiling system VIN: 1J4FF48S2Y
oil pressure is good at cold startup. 40 to 50 psi. when engine heats up pressure drops to 5 psi on mechanical gauge. while replacing pump i inspected bearings for excessive wear on rods and mains. none were excessive. no abnormal noises from engine at anytime...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L cooling VIN: KNADC12564
I need some Kia help. Vehicle came in with overheating complaint. Pressure checked cooling system and found water pump leaking. Replaced water pump and timing belt. After repairs were done, test drove vehicle and while driving everything looked good, although ...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L headlamps VIN: KNADC12534
this rio has drl headlamps only engine running.no headlamps engine off or engine run,either lo or hi.when the ignition is switch to koeo we loose dash panel and tailights.we,ve tested fuses ,headlamp relay and swapped drl module with known good unit.test for c...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L right front window VIN: JTJGFL0U21
Lexus help please, The passenger front window goes down on auto, but wont go up. If you play with it, it will eventually go up. At times it works fine, most of the time it does fail. Has anyone had this same problem? Pleas dont respond with generic repair info...
2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8HDGRNMS
we have this 2003 Lexus gs300 six cylinder that when left for a 8-10 hours has a hard time starting . after cranking 2-3 times and not starting you have to step on the throttle or you kill the battery,when i does star you get a lot of smoke from the exhaust ,i...
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBF30G73
Car came in with a P0441 Incorrect purge flow. I tested the VSV for Evap the one on top of intake and found it to be bad. I also R&R the VSV for CCV the one on the air cleaner box because it wasn't sealing well and also a common failed part on Lexus/Toyotas. F... Trouble codes: P0441 (Incorrect purge flow)
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L rear airbags VIN: 5LMPU28A9X
I jumped 12v to the air compressor, and the front went way up. The right strut air bag seems hard, and the left side seems deflated, but the rear of thetruck doesn't goe up at all. When you turn the key on, you hear an on-off click, 3 times , that seems to com...
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L fuse f2.10 VIN: 5LMEU88H45
fuse f2.10 which is a 10amp under the dash blows every other day. when it blows ac compressor and controls on doors for ac and heat for seats cuts off. looking at wiring sys on alldata it powers rear defrost relay,frt auxillary a/c switch,climate control modul...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L compression cyl. 4 low-70psi VIN: JM1TA2223X
not certain about cyl. leakdown test with miller cycle engine- are valves shut at TDC? I hear leakage from cyl.1 spark plug hole when checking leakdown on cyl.3-is it leaking throuh intake or exhaust valves because they're open or not sealing?
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Communication VIN: 1YVFP80DX5
Hello all, After taking a few comm diag. sessions I was excited to get a communications diagnose but now I'm not so sure how fun they are. The dash is lit up like a Christmas tree (AT,MIL,ABS,TC on) We have a 2005 Mazda6 3.0L here with a communication problem... Trouble codes: U0121 (Lost comm with ABS), U1900 (ABS CAN comm fault from Cluster), U0100 (Lost comm with PCM)
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: WDBAB33A4D
This is my own personal car just purchased. After testing the actuator and switch I pulled the amplifier out, resoldered the connections on the circuit board and reinstalled the amp. Cruise control now functions, but it hunts 5 mph up and down. If you set it f...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Multiple VIN: 4JGAB54E81
This is an ML 320, 163.154, MY 2001. Key will turn, but no starter operation, no dash warning lights, no radio, will not come out of park, and no remote door locks; circuit 15 does not energize. However, the temperature, clock, and mileage digital displays wil...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM6530Y
Car randomly dies or stalls on idle only or hiccups on decel. Had po171 bank lean, cleaned maf, was dirty, also cleaned IAC and TB. New fuel filter and alternator. Code 171 did not return after all the cleaning. Cold start car will stall alot before it will st... Trouble codes: 171
1985 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1HJ1156F
This car came with a really bad miss on acceleration,not so bad at idle,I have checked the MAF,ECT,IAT,TPS and all are whiting especs. We replaced Fuel Injectors and repair the FI harness accordin to nissan. the problem goes away if I disconnect any of the six...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Engine VIN: JN8AR05Y4X
I am experiencing an overtemp condition on this pathfinder but not over heating. The gauge almost peggs but has not yet. 258 degrees F on scan tool at max reading but cools quickly. The Heater core is getting good flow and the cooling system has some flow but ...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: JN8AR05Y4X
We replaced the intake manifold gaskets because of a leak and after the job is completed we have an overheating problem. The scan tool reads normally at 190 deg. plus or minus, but the vehicle temp gauge goes to hot. Two codes have set... for a knock sensor an...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
Car was driven the previous nite. I went to start it for an emissions test and now it's a no-start. Fuel delivery is there but the injectors are not opening. So, I check the CkP and CMP sensors. The Crank sensor is pulsing ,but, it's ressistance is slightly ou...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L timing VIN: 1N4AL11D52
Hi, I'm checking timing marks after installing new tensioner, and I'm not happy with what Mitchell provides...any one have anything better on another info system? If so, could you fax it to me @ [...]? Thanks!
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Lower ball joint VIN: 5N1ED28402
I have this 2002 Nissan Xterra with a noise in the front end. We diagnosed it as loose lower ball joints. Does anyone know where I can find just the ball joint. It is a 4 wheel drive truck and the only place I can get a ball joint is to buy the entire lower co...

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1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L water pump tube VIN: WBAGC8314J
We got the tube out and repaired. I got two replies that said to remove the intake and that was good advice from John and Mark, but by my own fault I had failed to say that we had already pulled the intake. Bill said that the tube was just nippled in with an o...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L pwr. windows VIN: WBAAM3333X
Confirmed fix was a replacement drivers door latch assembly which includes the electrical module. The contacts within the drivers door latch were defective. Fixed.
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L front shaft off transvercase VIN: WBAFB33521
had to replace complete transvercase. thanks , keith
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L heater VIN: WBAEP33452
thanks to all who replied,i was finally able to remove air by putting the system under vaccum and filling.car now has heat at idle.
1999 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCGK29ROX
thanx for all the responces,found loose ground @ starter heat shield a ground wire was added @ trans. replacement aprox 1 year ago.somone grounded the loose stud to the heater core.I guess you can only get a ground from coolant for 1 year.thank you again Steve...
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS194XX
after pulling the front engine cover and finding that the timing marks line up, i moved on to the electrical side of things. had a good crank signal to the ignition module but when I scoped the signal wire from the ignition module to the pcm found that is was ...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12F44
After operating vent sol. several times(20)as suggested it finally did pass smoke. Thanks guys Trouble codes: P0442.
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 WT 6.0L ABS light on, no codes VIN: 1GBJC34U96
Thank You Everyone for responding. I already had tried "rebooting" by shorting the battery cables together, but not for ten minutes. I gave that a try, probably more like twenty minutes, no good. I drove the rig on my normal test drive route, 1.25 miles up to ...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Noise VIN: 2C3HE66G1X
Well Gentelmen I'm waving the white flag on this one. I recieved 17 replies and checked pretty much everthing that was suggested. I lubed and checked the hood, removed and inspected the lower ball joint, lubed the lower steering connector, looked again at the ...
1989 Dodge Dynasty 2.5L Misfire VIN: 6387986077
Thankyou all for leading in the right direction, i pulled the valve cover and to our mistery there was a cam follower laying in the head. The cam is not broke nor flattened, re-installed follower and engine runs sweet, i wonder for how long? Thanks again gents...
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Starting VIN: 1B3HB48B67
Ok Thanks everybody The problem was a wire at the starter was damaged due to the accident. It was looking fine from outside the isolation was ok but it wasn't making contact. Thanks again for your help
1992 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP5348N
IAC really helped but car did stall the first morning after replacement.Customer has driven the past week and says car seems to be ok at this time,Thanks for all the info !!!
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAPP14J5P
iam sorry it took me this long to post the fix.i put a load on the ground side of computer.that helped me find the bad ground.cleaned grounds .car was fixed . thanks ken
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X4S
I have replaced pcm relay and the fuel pump relay and the customer has had the truck for a week and is starting and running good so i think we fixed it
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F62
Thanks to all for the advice. Rick was right on target with the drive gear misalignment. These HPOP's will slip right in place on the housing and still miss the gear. This one is fixed. Trouble codes: P1212 (ICP not at expected voltage).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F42
Let me start by thanking you all for the replies once again this site is great. The fix for this was to remove the fuel tank again and remove the fuel pickup assyl. I took the baffle assyl aprt and as many of you stated found 2 nylon mesh filters that were plu... Trouble codes: P1211.
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50433
Hi everybody! First, god bless you all for your help and time. Three weeks ago, we re-did the intake job by your imput: New gaskets and seals as well as a set of new bolts or studs; cleaned the egr ports; changed vacuum hoses. Prior to that, we monitored the L... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2003 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 5.4L Headgasket VIN: 1FB5531L43
Most of the Guys said pull the eng. A few said it was possable in chassis but not worth the head aches. Two guys said they do them in chassis by using rubber bands to hold the head bolts up and out of the way while r&r of cylender heads. I chose for my first ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14504
hello group thanks for the 17 replies,problem was in the wiring harness caught it with volt meter while driving loosing power ( down to 1.9 volts,ran new power wire and now runs great. thanks again. Trouble codes: P.0.3, P.0.3.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14584
I want to thank everyone for there responces. We had already had the broken plugs before i posted. We ended up pulling the heads off both trucks. John from NewYork was right you can pull the heads without pulling the motor but it was a real pain so on the othe...
1994 Geo Prizm 1.6L Speedo VIN: 1Y1SK5363R
Thanks for the help, fellows. A new used unit solved this problem. I wish there were someplace local that I could have taken the old speedo to have it checked but I don't know of any that exist. Again, thank you for setting me on the right path and confirming ...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L drl-fuse 3 VIN: 1HGEM21121
THanks for all the help everyone. This problem turned out to be a low beam cut out relay.What had happened was the relay has an internal diode betwee terminal 3 and 5 of the pull in winding. This diode was burnt causing a short to ground on these terminals cau...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Surge VIN: KMHWF35H83
OK, the customer is taking it to the dealer because there is still some warranty left. I greatly appreciate the assistance and I learned something in the process. Hyundai has a fairly long warranty so let the customer benefit from not having to pay us. Than...
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, STUMBLE VIN: KMHCG35C14
Well this has been a experience, I am fairly confident that the new intake gasket has repaired the problem. The number 4 runner where it connected to the head had 1/3 of the gasket missing actually. When the purge solonoid would activate I am sure it would ri... Trouble codes: P0442 (evape small leak), P0441 (evap system no purge flow), P0121 (tps out of range).
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX104XX
I cleared engine codes and found crack in crankcase vent hose at right valve cover. Replaced hose. Car ran fine no engine light returned.
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Security VIN: 1J4GZ58S1P
Well we've done it again iATN is great, special thanks to Chip [...], he said that I could jumper the two wires and it would start, Awesome customer is very happy, I had several other responses that may have worked also, however this seemed to be the easies...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GL48K52
Could not confirm issue and customer decided to take vehicle. The next time it comes back in, we will take a better look at the MAP sensor and the IAC valve. Thanks for the replies and if we ever fix this truck, the fix will be posted.
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4FA49S62
Cam and crank out of synch. New cam housing and sensor installed and set tail of cam sensor towards rear of vehicle. Tail was pointing between rear of vehicle and R/F tire when we got vehicle. Trouble codes: 351 (Ignition coil 1), 352 (Ignition coil 2), 353 (Ignition 3), 1391 (loss ckp cmp).
2007 Kia Optima LX 2.4L trunk latch VIN: KNAGE12377
One tech said this car should be turned in under the "Lemon law" and since the owners have tried over 4 times at the dealership to get this corrected and it is a safety issue -- They are in the process of doing so . Sounds as if there have been many flash upd...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L u-joint VIN: SALTY12491
Thanks to everyone that replied, Jon, Sandor,Kieth,Eric,Richard,Jim,Larry,Jim,John,Kevin,Raul,Nick, Ron. With this ammunition I was able to get the insurance to OK the repair. They are sending a new drive shaft and used transmission. Won't make much money bu...
2007 Lexus IS250 2.5L Differential VIN: JTHCK262X7
2008 Lexus LS460 L 4.6L Electronic
I was stuck with jury duty whole week,so I release the car until today Monday customer brought back the car,I double check the brake pad sensor Bingo the sensor show open circuit,defect part replaced with new one plug it back,key on warning messege is gone.Tha...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Turn signal/Cluster VIN: 1LNHM82W33
Thank you to everyone who replied. Donald [...] shock my brain to another frame of thinking. I check the connection at the underhood fuse box and all was good. His suggestion got me thinking. I decided to check each fuse, looking for a voltage drop and th...
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L tripmeter VIN: JM1BK32366
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Dashpanel VIN: WDBKK47F9X
Thanks to all who replied and gave me feedback. Apparently, Mercedes Benz is not owning up to this gross product lack of quality that we’re all used to when we buy a Mercedes, regardless of the model. The deterioration of the interior dash panels plastic is m...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E61
Almost everyone said to clean or replace mass airflow. I chose to clean and see what happened. After about a week I scaned the car and the adaptives had returned to normal. I will now get a new mass airflow. Thanks to everyone who helped. Trouble codes: P0170, P00, 173 (bank 2 fuel trim at limit).
2006 Mercedes-Benz Smart Fortwo .8L no power VIN: WMEAJ00F86
Hello group and thanks to those who sent me ideas and direction. I have finally got to the bottom of this vehicle. I concentrated on the EGR problem for the lack of power as was suggested to me. The first problem was I had to find it. It definitely does not lo... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow plug heater circuit), P0402 (EGR Flow excessive detected).
2000 Mercury Villager 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4M2XV11T8Y
First, I would like to thank all the techs who responded to my problem and I learned a few things about these vans but on to the fix. We just happened to have a 99 Nissan Quest on our lot so I swapped out the distributors since that was an easy and quick tell ... Trouble codes: P1320 (Man Controlled Ign. System or Misfire), P0325 (Knock Sensor Bank 1).
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, convertors glowing VIN: 5N1ED28Y4Y
i found that the distributor to be a little noisy so i put in a test distibutor and the problem went away thanks to everyone for thier input much appreciatted
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8DR09Y93
Customer took this car to the Toyota Dealer (its a Nissan in case you forgot) that is because a mechanic friend of hers works there. They fought with it thursday and friday thinking there was an air bubble in it, they weren't sure what was wrong. On Monday the...
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