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2008 BMW 730Li 3.0L Electronic VIN: WBAHN21018
This E66 N52 is new.It came in with complaint of EGS light on last week.Checked with GT1,only one code-CAN comnunication faulty.We replaced the PM(power module) last week.Today it came in with the same fault code-CAN communication faulty. Any input would be ap...
1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6KY5297V
This vehicle kaaps killing the battery after setting for a day or more. Sometimes it can set for four days before draining the battery. The strange thing is when I touch the test light to the negative post(using the light to show draw) to discharge any capacit...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KS5245V
hi everybody. please help if you can. this car will just stall at anytime.unless the map sensor is unplugged,then it will not stall. we have tried everthing,tested all grounds.tested map tps maf wiring. added fuel pressure. even though we have spark and pressu...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KD54Y73
We have this caddy here thats causing me to pull my hair out. Car came in with battery completely dead. Charged battery up and car started fine, everything worked normal, alternator was charging. I load tested the battery and it was junk so I replaced it. Sent...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GCHC33J2V
engine after runs and then you turn it off.you go to start it dont start fast. I want to find out what is the spec on a fuel volume test on this vehicle.
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W8X
Hey guys, here we go again. I have a vehicle in that has the check engine light on. I have checked the codes and it showed PO300, random misfire. I have done a tune-up which included, cap, rotor, wires, plugs, fuel filter and air filter. I have also cleaned th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L lifters VIN: 1GNDT13W8Y
Lifters rattle at all times. I need oil pressure spes.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14WXY
Ok. Here goes the story. One of our customers sons got a DUI under age about a year ago. His license was suspended and the truck sat til about a month ago. On the second day of driving, customer notices a loud knocking noise from the engine, so he had it towed... Trouble codes: P0131, P0151, P0171, P0174
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)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GCHK23181
Hi Group This Duramax PCM Is not letting me access engine data. All modes come up N\A. Trans. modes all come up avialiable The PCM has just been reflashed with oem program but still cannot access engine data are the proformance companies making chips or progra... Trouble codes: P0093 (Large Fuel Leak)
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L starting, bcm/pcm comm VIN: 2G1WF52E92
vehicle came in with alternator light on and cel on. codes galore and one code for loss of comm with bcm 1164 freeze frame showed a voltage spike of 16 volts at time of failure. replaced alternator cleared codes and check system. all was good. cust came to pic...
2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, VIN: 1GCFH15T84
We have a problem with this van jumping about 900rpm randomly at idle. It will jump up randomly if sitting at a light. It does not happen all the time and the fuel trims are about -3 so Im ruling out vaccum leak. On the scan tool the only pid out of spec is TP... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle too high)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF13Y21
Hi group, this truck has a no start for about 4 seconds in the morning then it fires up and is good for the day. I dont know if these codes are related , but it does have good spark when it acts up I rand the flow chart for the short to voltage 02 code and it ... Trouble codes: P0138, P0351
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF26651
Hello , This vehicle came to us with a rod out the side of the block. Found a used engine at salvage yard out of a 2000 model truck. Engine would not start right after installation so we installed original ECM. Engine started & ran fine. Check engine light cam... Trouble codes: P0340
1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FCTR10A2K
this is my personal vehicle crank sensor got broke after timing belt was changed, now the truck runs terrible (stall, backfire) unless the SPOUT connector is unplugged or alternator is unplugged, cam timing is correct. have swapped coils, swapped DIS module ... Trouble codes: 14 (PIP erratic type C), 18 (Loss Of Ignition Diagnostic Module Input To PCM/SPOUT Circuit Grounded type C), 88 (Loss Of Dual Plug Input Control type C)
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Surge VIN: 1ZVCT22B2P
after warm idle stays high 2k rpm then starts to surge between 1500 to 2000 rpm.we have no vac leaks and very little info to work with.friends at ford say pass on this job Trouble codes: 05 (knock sensor)
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDR15X7R
this thing tries to start but won't,we replaced plugs and wires, we also tried an alternate fuel supply.
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FDEE1469V
van came in with p0305/p0306 misfire codes, p0401 insufficient egr flow code & p0455 large evap leak code. tune-up, cleaned egr passages, fuel cap replaced made codes go away.now we have this maf code. according to mitchell this is a "memory" code only. howeve... Trouble codes: P1100 (maf intermittent), P0305 (fixed), P0306 (fixed), P0455 (fixed), P0401 (fixed)
1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Battery VIN: 1FAFP54N0X
This time it still drains the battery, but from where? Cannot detect a current draw with inductive amp clamp. Two weeks ago found alternator was barely charging and alternator case was cracked. Customer picked up car and it was dead three days later. So it's h...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Battery saver fuse VIN: 1FAFP53S8X
Battery saver fuse blows. Powers engaugment circuit of bat saver relay and interior lamp relay. Has dome map light combo on headliner. When fuse blows power windows and dome lights dont work. Proper fuse is a 10 amp. I have driven car over rough and smoothe ro...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L starting VIN: 1FTNW21F11
truck runs fine if you let it set for 2 days it is very hard to start. will need to crank about 8 times and will run rough for a few min. and it is fine. let it set over night it starts great. just two days or long its hard to start.have check for codes none.o...
2001 Ford Ranger 2.5L MIL Lamp on, RADIO DIES
customer bought vehicle about a year ago and has had this problem about that long intermittently. mil light on p0500 loses speedo, and radio dies and dome light flickers all simultaneously. i don't think its the dome light rather the illum on dash. speed senso... Trouble codes: P0500 (speed sensor loses signal to ecm)
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L variable valve timing VIN: 3FAFP11362
Vehicle came in with a noise in the vvt cam area.Noise starts after engine gets warm and will continue for a couple of seconds after shutdown.[winding down]It sounds like the same noise an alternator makes that has a clutch system that is worn out.Engine runs ...
1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1GTGKZ9JOV
Hey guys This transfer case is acting strange if try to shift to 4 high from 2 high the module click a few times and stay in 2 wh but if you go to 4 low then to 4 high it will stay in 4 high. We have replaced the module, encoder and motor assembly. We have tes...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GTEK19R2W
The truck came in with dash lights out, airbag light on and dead battery. We repaired the lights, with help from you guys, we found the airbag problem and the abs controller was bad so we replaced it. I reconnected the battery and now the darned thing will sta...
1999 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTFG25R7X
hi guys , need some help on this one , I'm not familiar with GM vehicles. This van has an intermittent stalling after driving for a while and won't restart. after waiting for a while the van restarts. other than that the van runs really good. things I checked ...
2000 GMC C500 7.4L abs module VIN: 1GDE614B90
hello and thank you in advance for your help, we replaced the ebcm and dtc c0279(trim level incorrect) is causing a major hold up. i was told that if we drove the truck @ 12mph & 50mph that the module would be able to see the wheel speed sensors and it would ...
2000 Honda Civic GX 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEN1646Y
After replacing rebuilt injectors, car started but with a miss. Turned off to make tests and never restarted. When ignition is turned on, can hear hiss of fuel in intake for 3 seconds.
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S53
Hell techs. Customer complaint of intermittent stall while driving. This has happened half a dozen times. No pattern to it. Customer stops car,puts it in park, starts car & it runs normal. We can't verify symptom. Did ignition tune up because all parts were O....
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Misfire VIN: JNKBY310VM
hello out there---need some help-have this infinity in our shop - u can feel this thing drop a cylinder at idle in gear- like a plug misfire-it did have a stored p0300 code-we put plugs in it-mis still there-im thinking possible coil pack- or even injector-ive...
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L dipstick VIN: SAJDA15BXY
we repaired a fluid leak on this jag and to ck the fluid level you need a 120.00 dollar dipstick from the dealer.Does anyone know how long one of these are or if any of the mercedes dipsticks will work.It should have a mercedes trans in it. the trans is a W5A5...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1J4FF68S1X
I have a customer that brought there jeep in and wanted it looked at for low oil pressure. The customer already changed the oil and put lucus in the oil and it had seemed to bring the oil pressure up 7 more lbs at idle. The customer also changed the oil pressu...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Cruise VIN: 1J4GR48K46
No cruise control. Cruise light will be on but no cruise. Sometimes cruise light will go out when hit button for engage but normally not. History code for servo P0582 and another shop replaced with with new. Code U0404 Invalid data from gear shift control modu...
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Tip in starting VIN: 1J8GR48K27
this jeep came in with a no start condion it needed the ecm and then we replacve the scm due to short in it. after we replace the scm the steering angle sensor had to be calibrated. customer came back saying he had to hold the key in start to start the vehcle....
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L pressure plate and clutch disc VIN: KNAGD12641
We are very confused with what seems like a simple but unexplainable problem. Car came to shop with the Optima problem of flywheel and clutch assembly having come apart causing damage to trans housing. Found good trans from salvage yard. Mounted new flywheel f...
2005 Kia Optima EX 2.7L vibrates at idle VIN: KNAGD126X4
engine noisey and vibrates at cold start up
1989 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: SALHV1241K
After replacing water pump, thermostat, spark plugs, cap and rotor, customer said vehicle ran great except when at a stop idle rpm would fluctuate between 500-1000 rpm. After customer complaint, new idle air control valve (stepper motor) with relearn procedure...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY122X4
Hi, I have a Freelander in the shop with a code P1383 and I havent been able to locate the ignition feedback resistor on this vehicle. Any diagrams I have been able to find show the older type ignition system with the coil packs on the intake - this model has ... Trouble codes: P1383 (Ignition feedback resistor circuit)
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HJ88J1V
vehicle came in with mil on. pulled code po401 egr is working Trouble codes: P0401
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A63
top of the day fellow techs.this is a night mare.car came in with no acceloration and missing, check engion light on. codes po300'303'304'316'and po352 all misfire codes on cyl 3'4.found plugs 3'4 soaked in oil. replaced valve cover both sparks and coils.now i...
1992 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Stall VIN: JM1BG2236N
This car will die immediatley when placed into gear, but will idle great in park or neutral. If you pull up to a stop sign while driving it idles low when stopped, but won't die. I removed the throttle body and idle speed motor for a good cleaning. I decided t... Trouble codes: 06 (Speed sensor problem)
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L master cyl VIN: 1YVGF22D6W
This car came in for rear brakes grinding and sometimes pedal drops to the floor. Test drove and pedal felt like a line was blown, no pressure until pedal was at the floor. Inspected all brakes and found rear metal on metal and front in good shape. No leaking ...
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on, p0400 VIN: 1YVGF22012
my 1st time so hope i get some help, i have this 02 mazda 626 with 2.5l setting p0400 egr flow low code. replaced egr valve after following code chart, code came back and now has rough idle. rechecked boost sensor, solenoid and egr valve wiring, data, and ohm ... Trouble codes: P0400
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L idle speed VIN: JF70F7WA71
lately , everytime you start car , cold or warm , the engine will run at about 1400 rpm , then after a few seconds , will idle at the normal speed .never had this problem with the 112 or 113 engine [ ME ].is it a problem with a too large trottle angle when eng...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L Misfire VIN: WDBPJ78J02
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L fuse/controll unit VIN: 4JGAB57E75
Car Came in with speedo,gauges and heat/cool system inop. Found fuse F5 in fuse panel F2 (inside by passenger feet) Blown. Isolated the two circuits instrument cluster/ heating cooling . Found climate control pushbutton control moduel N-22 is the cause of fuse...
2000 Mercury Villager 3.3L No heat VIN: 4M2XV11T8Y
Hello to everyone, this is my first post for asking for help so i hope im doing this right. This Villager came to me with no heat and was told it overheated. I first pressure tested system ok no leaks seen ran car on lift and began to overheat, upper hose was ...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1NA8790YHU
please. help this car is hurting me badly when the car in gear noise from belt look like losse belt & brivation. when that happen you see it look like wrong belt ( toolong)noise sound like bad broken motor mount..(it's making noise when a/c comp engaged & only...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Transission Shifts VIN: 1N4BA41E34
I am the 4th Shop to see this car. Every other center had recommended transmission overhaul. Vehicle arrived for service as the customer was prepared to have the transmission overhauled. However, Inital diagnostic indicate the transmission is commanded into ...
1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L No Start VIN: 2P4GH45R3N
From what I understand. The cust has replaced 2 fuel pumps from AZ or Orielleys. The last pump was replaced with a dealer pump. From the info I recieved the pump will last about 2 months. Tech as checked for proper power/ground, everything is within specs. The...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L electrical VIN: 1G3GR62H41
I can't seem to find the calibration updates fo rthis car, I tried gmcalid.com but I couldn't find the list?? can anyone help me on this one? please
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L ac compressor VIN: 1GMDV33L55
This customer boosted his van and since then, the A/C wont turn on and you cant control the temperature(manual system)Everything else works fine.All fuses are good. no codes stored and scanner is reading 3.0V ignition voltage. I checked ignition and and batter...
2005 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L Chain VIN: 3G2JB12F55
This Sunfire will start rattling from the front lower end of the engine when warmed up. The noise goes away under acceleration. Removed the drive belt, noise is still present. I figured it was either balancer or timing chain. Going for the easier of the two, ...
2006 Pontiac G6 GTP 3.9L Replaced BCM VIN: 1G2ZM55166
Used car dealer replaced bcm with a used one. Now of course the odometer reads the bcm mileage. I am not a dealer but I have a tech 2 and candi module. I tried to reprogram the bcm, but it won't allow me. Is it possible to do it with a tech 2 or does it have t...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L engine VIN: YS3DD58HX1
This Saab Turbo came to me with a bad tapping from the top end. Tested for oil pressure at the sending unit port (not an easy thing) and had none. After checking the knowledge base, we decided to drop the oil pan and found the oil pump pickup screen blocked. I...
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L crankshaft damper VIN: 1G8ZK5279V
car first came in last aug. with belt off found pulley torn loose from crankshaft dampner, replaced and car returned two weeks later with same problem installed another dampner under warranty and it has lasted since sept. and returned last week with same probl...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L cooling fans VIN: JF1GD29642
when car first came to shop fans would turn on but,only low speed worked.car would run hot.now none of the fans work and it is giving code p1480.[...] wiring diagram does not seem to match this car!!!i'm working very limited,snap-on modus not to great eithe...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF1ZB6V
vehicle came in with mil lite on. we scanned and found code for egr position sensor, we tested mand replaced sensor, code fixed. vehicle came back with codes po420 , inefficient cat, and code po135 b1s1 circuit problem. we scoped all 3 sensors , rear sensor is... Trouble codes: P0420, P0135
2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 5TDBT48A65
We installed a new timing belt, and my tech used the wrong marks and it popped and wouldn't start. so then he decided to listen, any way it was installed and lined up perfectly. It started right up and ran perfect. But it had lots of lifter clatter noise up to...
2008 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L Engine VIN: 4T1BK46K68
Customer just purchase this car and is hearing a tapping noise when started cold that lasts for a few minutes until warming up. He was told by the dealer that this is normal. We started it cold this morning before changing oil and there is definitely a noise f...

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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBACB4316N
Oxygen sensor fixed this, we cleaned throttle valve and replaced fuel filter, thanks for the replys
1992 Buick Skylark Gran Sport 3.3L prndl fuse/cluster VIN: 1G4NM54N3N
Well finally it is fixed. and what excellent suggestions by all! It ended up being a wire in the trunk backup light circuit rubbed through to ground at the left side of the back of the trunk. The tech that originally checked this out mislead us into thinking t...
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K6X
Thanks to all that replied. You are not going to believe this fix. I kept circling back to the ignition module, to the point of installing three different modules, two from Car Quest and one from NAPA. After having my hands all over the rest of the engine, we ... Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP performance), P0706 (Transaxcle range switch performance), P1361 (IC circuit [...] voltage), P1362 (Ignition bypass circuit [...] voltage).
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13WXT
Hello all thanx for the help we have drove this truck about five times now and checked trans fluid it was low turns out the torqure converter clutch was slipping due tgo low fluid whey tghe check engine light came on for an 02 sensor we just replaced we don't ... Trouble codes: P0151, P0300.
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3GNEK18R1X
Good grief guys, Thank you very much for the overwhelming responses. James from Alabama seemed to have been the closest. All of you were very helpful in that you guided us thru & made sure we ck'd everything. Please read the following response. Thanks, Mr ...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7KF26C9R
cleaned out filter next to lift pump & found that over flow valve was missing the spring & ball &was in the supply side.replaced over flow valve & put in return side no more msfire
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L steering VIN: 3B7MF33C8T
I am deducting that "tighter than OEM" Ball joints just amplified the steering box problem . I called the customer and he stated "90 percent better" AFTER adjusting the steering box and "resetting/ retourqing" the ball joints as explained in the update. ...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B7KF23Z7W
tranny replaced and all is well with this truck. i attended a Jasper class last week and the topic of engine and tranny coolers came up. Jaspers position on coolers, both engine and tranny, is to replace the coolers when ever possible. as a last resort, flush ...
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 3.7L Starter VIN: 1D7HA16K97
First of all, ORC stands for Occupant Restraint Controller. It's the air bag fuse and according to Thomas from New York "they mark those fuse carriers in yellow to alert emergency personnel as to how to quickly disable the airbag system". As of today the pro...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L alternator VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Guys another one nipped in the buttox, This one had a bad instrument panel. It never occured to me to do the test for the instrument panel until later and we did it, and found that the light had been damaged in the overload. Go figure!!! Thanks for all yo...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L abs module VIN: 1FTZR15V9X
We checked everthing again and everthing checked good. We replaced the rear speed sensor with a factory one and it fixed it. Not sure why it would shut down the ABS module. Thanks for all the help. Russ
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L6X
Thanks everybody for your help and suggestions,turns out a few of you were close,turns out that the aftermarket MAF sensor was bad got another from someplace else,removed the EGR valve checked OK,checked all the vacuum hoses,no problem,checked the PCV valve th...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU24E4X
thanks to everyone for the info havent seen this cutomer back but befor he took the truck i gave it a smoke test. could not find any leaks arround intake but smoke was coming out of the vent holes at the bottom of the egr valve. i suspect a worn pintle shaft d... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1992 GMC C1500 Sierra 5.7L master cylinder VIN: 2G2AG51W6J
Re center the valve did fix it . Thanks for all those replied
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Surge VIN: 1HGCM56624
I think this one is fixed! After much driving and fiddling, the TPS stopped responding, when it did the rpms climbed to 3000 rpm and stayed there. I checked reference voltage and ground to the TPS both were good but there was no signal coming out of sensor. In... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Higher Than Expected).
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHWF35H62
Thank you to all who responded.I got a wiring diagram from mitchell and found that we were missing our 12v on the memory feed wire pin#7 on ecm connector c-94-1.This should be hot at all times and gets power from Fuse #29 in the engine compartment junction jun...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L cooling VIN: KNADC12564
Thanks for all the replies. I had the head checked and resurfaced, replaced head gasket and all is well. Test drove vehicle and never overheated. The question of the sleeve in the head bolt holes, was there was actually two. I just over looked the other one, i...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L wiring VIN: SALME114Z4
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L lights VIN: JT6HF10U1X
i did install a oem alternator and it made it better/ but still somewhat would lighty strobe// one reply told me it was a common problem and unplugging the air fuel sensers did completely elimanate the light problem so we had another rx300 here and i switche...
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L deploable running boards VIN: 5LMFU28595
Thanx for the 2 replies. I was able to get running board to work again by pulling board out manually while motor was still connected & then pushing back in (this is how ford trouble tree tells you to check the clutches?) After dioing that system worked flawles...
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Radio VIN: JM1BK12F56
Thanks so much for the help! We didn't realize that a speaker wire being grounded out would cause all speakers to not work. We were trying to be too technical with this one. The speaker that gave us problems was at drivers front door. This was the speaker ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBGA32G1X
the problem is the fuel pressure regulator at the en of fuel gallery near cyl nu 1 it leaked even without vacuum thus making cyl 1,2,3 rich and cyl 4,5,6 lean as compared to the other and when the o2 kicked in it would lean 4,5,6 cyl even more as it ajust for ... Trouble codes: P0306, 05, 04 (missing on cyl 5 and 6 and 4).
1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.8L TCC Code VIN: 1GHDU06LXS
PCM fixed this vehicle. Sorry for the length of time to reply but the customer had more time than money so the diagnostics were done over a course of time. Thanks to everyone who provided input. The ignition switch so many suggested was not the fix as I had...
2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L park assist VIN: 1GHDX13E12
This didn't make much sense. It had a code for a bad reverse input signal but it had a bad sensor in the bumper. Reverse input was fine. Sensor was busted in half.
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L timing chain tensioner VIN: 1G2JD12T9V
Let me start by saying thank you to all that replied to this mess. I'm not really sure what fixed this vehicle bit we learned a lot and even used parts from different years. The first thing we did was replaced the chain as it was stretched maybe 1/4 inch (this...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L high rpm idle VIN: 1G2NV12E9Y
I haven't repaired the car because the owner of the car now wishes to sell it "as-is". It's here for sale in front of our shop, so it may still get repaired by the new owner. Thank you all for your suggestions. I print all these helpful hints and keep them ... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 sensor b1s1 poor performance).
1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD38N9W
Yes, The Saab is somewhat fixed. I sent the abs control module out and had it rebuilt. One hint of the problem was once I disconnected the module. I could then communicate with my generic scanner. Anyway, I have installed the rebuilt control module. I still h...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TIBG22KXX
Well it fixed and it time to eat a little crow!When we snaked the wiring harness back in the intake,we got up against the pipe for the EGR Valve and it burnt the harness.Repaired the harness and are is good again.Thank for all the help,David from Ontario Nail ... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction - With Automatic Transmission).
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L power steering VIN: JTEDW21AX6
I want to thank everyone who responded. We suggested the car go to the dealer, which it has, and this morning I called my customer to make sure they were aware of a campaign on the rack. The power steering light did come on KOEO, so we assumed the rack was t...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Speedometer VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
Thanks to all who replied! Believe it or not,it was right in front of us! when the speed sensor was removed,I had mentioned that what I had seen in the transmission cavity was a bearing/race of sorts. Well it is a speedometer drive gear/pulse ring,I had mentio...
2003 Volkswagen Caravelle 2.5L Valve timing injection timing VIN: WV2ZZZ70Z3
Thanks to all that replied - once mechanic checked valve timing and ensured that this was correct - then he tackled injection timing fortunately our local VW dealer was helpful in lending Dial gauge adapter for injection pump which confirmed valve injection ti...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1TS91D92
Underneath the intake manifold, there is a small vacuum fitting that was completely clogged. Apparently, this prevent the PCV system from flowing properly. After unclogging the vacuum fitting, the engine idles smoothly and the fuel trim value hovers around +- ...
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