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1997 BMW 318is 1.9L dlc VIN: WBABE7321V
can't communicate with DLC. the problem is that i can't find which fuse it is.there is no power on pin at dlc and alldate really isn't helping thanks
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBADE5324V
Compressor is not engaging. No power to clutch. Ecu is seeing switch signal but not allowing compressor operation. Static pressures look ok. There are 3 trouble codes stored, 34 rear compartment flap motor 73 supply stratification potentiometer 75 stratificati...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: XXXBV64770
Car had the above listed faults about a month ago, along with a code for the exhuast cam sensor. Replaced cam sensor (OEM), cleared all codes, and car has been fine until a few days ago when it came back with the listed codes. Car will run alright for up to a... Trouble codes: P1542 (75 Plausability signal pedal travel sensor in throttle 1/2), A9 (DME Engine Throttle output stage shutoff after diagn. error), 76 (DSC DME /DDE does not fulfill torque request), 91 (EGS CAN torque reduction)
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L general mo VIN: XXXPM52336
Car came in for doors not unlocking with remote. Had codes stored in general module for door lock relays. Read several posts that stated the relays inside the general module fail. Installed new OEM replacement GM, and attempted to code with GT1/SSS. Measures...
1990 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Idles too fast VIN: 1G4HR54C7L
Car came in last week complaining of no start. But vehicle was driven to shop. Test drove off and on all day but was not able to duplicate no start. Noticed idle would race fast when started cold but was not concerned as did not suspect this was tied in to no ...
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4CW52K4X
hi guys, this buick is killing me. car came in with new tune up parts and a horrendous misfire under load. it idles great. fuel trims look good. i tried shorting cylinders under a load and all 6 seem to drop. the kicker is, i've got no codes and the misfire co...
1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L no mil VIN: 1G6KY5296P
this cadillacs mil light will not come on in the koeo position. will come on and go off when starting it and also in diagnostic mode or when a code is induced. i have turned key on and then off and waited as much as two to three minutes to make sure computers ...
1995 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6ET1296S
We are replacing the idle speed control actuator, new Delco. Would like to know the proper adjustment procedure for the contact stop for the new actuator (New actuator comes with new adjustable stop, but not installed) I have found the procedure for TP sensor/...
1969 Chevrolet C-10 350CID Starter & Flywheel VIN: CE249S8281
My boss bought this truck a couple of years ago for resale.A previouse employee replaced the starter and flywheel because the teeth were ground to death. Still had problems starting, so the truck was parked in storage. Fast forward a year, he pulled the truck ...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNCS13W3W
This blazer had an engine installed then was brought to us due to the fact that it would idle then stall. When it stalls short term fuel trims max out at 50 long term trims are at 25 b1s1 is dead in the water and the other [...] seem to be responding ive tr...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: IGND513525
Customer brought truck in with idle problem. When the truck gets hot it will surge for a few mins. and cut off. With scan tool hooked up when it acts up engine load goes to 100%, the map readings seem fine. Do not know if maybe no throttle responce from comput...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L A/C compressor, fan motor VIN: 3C3EY55E95
Hello, everyone. I have this 05 pt cruiser that has A/C problem. It has no check engine light. The a/c comes on and off after vehicle warms up but it works fine the first 5 minutes. The cooling fan does not come on and the a/c comes on and off for 3 seconds an...
1993 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L code 41 VIN: 1B3XC46R6P
I am the 4th garage to have this vehicle.What it does is sometimes,might do it once every 1-2 months then it will do it 5 times in one day,when you start it and start driving the trans stays in 2nd gear until you shut the key off.It then starts and shifts fine...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7HF16YXS
Hello, I have a hair puller. The owner bought this truck and would like to start driving it. It has been sitting for several years in a garage. We have done a safety inspection and a lof and made an estimate for other needed repairs. For registration purpose w...
1997 Dodge Viper GTS 8.0L Cooling Fan VIN: 1B3ER69E9V
Cooling fan is inop either with A/C on or temp at the point it should come on. Fan relays are OK. If I ground the trigger side of the relay both fans will run. If I touch a self powered test lamp to the trigger terminal in the relay box it will light and then ...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L headlights VIN: 2B4GP44R92
left side bright only works,right side low beam only works. changed bulbs no diff.
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1B3EL46X05
Thank you first of all. I can't see the forest for the trees! I have a 2.4 stratus that will have a slight miss and hesitation under light acceleration and idle. Once you are driving runs great, great acceleration, no problems. Sit at a stop light and feel a s... Trouble codes: P0301
1974 Ford F-100 Pickup 4.9L Mechanical VIN: F10ANU8140
Hi. This one is for all you old time transmission experts! Customer brings in his 74 Ford Pick Up with automatic trans. Says he changed his transmission filter in the driveway and when he removed the filter he saw these parts fall out. He has no idea where the...
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)
1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L ABS Modulator VIN: 1FAPP62T8N
ABS modular unit replaced and now we cannot get accumulator to pressurize. We only have a vacuum bleeder available, so that is what we have used. The pump runs at all times that the ignition switch is in the "run" position. The rear brakes will not work at a...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148W
Misfiring occures heavier when moderately excelerating. Mil was on when first recieved. After parts mil cleared and did not return. Until after 2nd day. checked codes and Cam sensor code returned. Syncro was never removed or moved only cam sensor replaced. Cus... Trouble codes: P0340, P0153, P0151
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32X8X
Thanks in advanced guys and gals, normally this is a piece of cake.this explorer in our fleet has a bad miss especally at idle not too bad going down the road.originally had code for cyl. 3 needed tune up so plugs and wires replaced with no luck.changed out co... Trouble codes: P0303
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34FO1
This vehicle is in a no-start condition. I have currently no information on this vehicle. When batteries are put on a charger with boost, vehicle will start, and runs perfect, normal cranking it will not start. Customer had the dealer replace, batteries and st...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L spark plug oil fouling VIN: 2FMZA50482
Customer brought in nov. 08 brought own plugs and told me it was missing.Scanned comp i think it had P0171 and P0174 (did not record codes to invoice).Recommended updated vc.Replaced vc and pcv hose assy.released vehicle.Now vehicle is back with same cust. com...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34N87
No reference voltage to cam sensor. ohm both leads to sensor which shows good. appears to be problem with pcm but want to see if anyone else seen a repeat failure of the same? Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor circut problem)
2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L suspension VIN: 1FAFP4ZRX4
How you doing guys, I have this Mach 1 driving me insane with a popping noise coming from the RF of the vehicle with the wheel cut to the left on the lock. the car has 20 inch american racing wheels on it. I have changed the RF wheel bearing, cleaned the hub o...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P14
customer complaint of surge/misfire only when towing loaded trailer in mountains, if you accelerate it smooths out. test drove (no trailer/no mountains) runs good,scanned & only has 1 code p0404.recomended b.g. egr service,customer agreed. performed egr servic... Trouble codes: P0404
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWF31P95
Hello to all, I'm really jambed on this one. I have limited diesel experience and most of it on Isuzu cab over trucks. I have this 05 powerstroke 6.0 that was towed in as a stall/ no restart. When the vehicle got to the shop, first thing I checked was the oil ... Trouble codes: P0671
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L air bag VIN: 1FTSS34L87
I have a weird one. The customers van came in with a airbag light on and Tryed to pull code and the modius will not commucate . I tryed both keys it say i can use and bont dont work. So I checked for power and ground and both are present. I dont know were to g...
1998 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L Charging VIN: 1GDFG1SBSW
hi everyone.i have a 1998 gmc savana van thats a conversion van, converted by the explorer van co. it came in with a dead battery. charged battery and tested fine. checked the charging system and the alternator did not pass,and the volt meter on the dash was a...
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L Glow Plug VIN: 1GTHK23DX6
Truck was brought to me with 1-8 glow plug control codes as well as p160c, Glow Plug control module not programmed. I replaced the GPCM with a reman unit, replaced all 8 glow plugs. Now I only have the p160c code. It will not go away. I have copied the injecto...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L down shift VIN: 1HGCG5652X
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16554
Suddenly check engine light and service engine soon came on. Check for codes; replace the sensor for a brand new one; reset the codes and service light; change plugs,filter and I made a road test. Five minutes later check engine ligth came on again. Hook up th... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2S no activity), P0141
2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Clutch VIN: KMHHN65D03
Trying to change the clutch in this car, I have all bellhousing bolts out but I have been prying on this trans for the last hour with little success. Trans does pull away from the engine about an inch all way around but snaps right back. I think it is seized e...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L transmission, transfer case VIN: JNRAR05Y6W
this vehicle was towed in would not move. shifted the transfer case into neutral still would not move. selected 2wd and vehicle will move forward. it does not have reverse and will only move in reverse with the transfer case in neutral and the trans in neutral...
1994 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY19P8R
having problem setting(indexing)new distributor.using alldata info and car wont start.if i install distributor rotor at 5 o'clock (just past #1 on cap)car starts but runs rough.
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FF68S7X
Hi Group. Hope someone can help. This vehicle was towed here as a no-start but prior to this it had been running for a few weeks after customer had PCM/alt/battery replaced at another shop. First off, it has CEL on and only code now is P1698-PCM Fault No CCD... Trouble codes: P1698 (PCM Fault No CCD Messages From TCM)
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 4635764987
Engine smoking, burning 3 quarts per oil change. Am thinking valve stem seals at this early diagnosis but plan on further diagnosis. Whats involved in doing them, mitchell list head removal. Thankyou.
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Converter Seal Leak VIN: JT8BH68X4W
This has an intermittant leak, seems to be originating at the pump/converter seal. Customer says that she puts in 1 qt a week. Could not make it leak while in the bay, washed it down, took if for a ride, dry. Came back a week later and sure enough it appears t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz G320 3.2L Transfer case VIN: WDB4632311
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I am hoping to get some help from a G320 pro. I have absolutely no information on this one due to its limited availability etc here in the USA. This customer brought it in because it intermittently begins to make a "clic...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L top VIN: WDBLK65G22
hi is there a way you can open the top if it stops working i see the screw to turn on the pump but how do you open the rear lid i just want to get the top open for now thanks to everyone for your help
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L seats VIN: WDDNG71XX7
mercedes techs please help! we had the right front seat out of this 07 s550 to do some repairs, and now the seat belt light stays on even when there's nobody sitting in the rf seat (unless you latch the seat belt). i am assuming that there is an issue with the...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3AC54L2Y
The vehicle had stalled out on the highway and would not restart. When we checked it over we found that the crank pulley had come loose and the sprocket and crank seal had blown out. When we pulled the covers off we found that the timing belt was extremely loo...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4DL01D8Y
Hey guys, we have this Altima that is driving us crazy.It has a very intermittent hesitation,bucking problem that happens for about 10 seconds then clears up.runs great for a few days then acts up again.we have tried another distributor,still has the problem.u...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Head Gasket ?
Customer says car has never got hot on gage but has continuosly added coolant. No traces of coolant trails arround heads or gaskets. Porsche Dealer wants to put new complete engine in for $17,000.00. I have not worked on any Porsches before but I say lets Pull...
2000 Saturn SC2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZY1279Y
This vehicle came in with a single P0410 code and the same code pending we tested the vehicle based on the flow chart which lead us to find that the PCM was not sending the ground signal to the AIR pump relay (elect. AIR pump)we recommended replacement of the ... Trouble codes: P0410 (A.I.R. Failure)
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L a/c VIN: 4S3BH80661
Thank you in advance for any help on this one this Outback has auto a/c system. The a/c compressor does not come on.. The compressor will kick on if we undo the battery for 2 minutes then start it up. the compressor will kick on for 3 seconds the turn off is l...
2005 Subaru Outback R 3.0L Charging system VIN: 4SDBP86C35
A first time customer called me from neighborhood my car is not starting .I sent my mechanic to help,jump start the car,and drive to the shop.Check engine light on with P2503 code and at the same time while the car is running cruise control light is blinking.R...
1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2SV24E3M
This car came in for a maintenance tune-up, with no driveability problems. #1 spark plug stuck during removal, and required head removal to repair. When head was off, I removed all cam "pucks" and carefully kept in order. Replaced timing belt, seals, etc. Init...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 4T1SK12W3S
Hi Toyota Techs, A regular client brought his camry wagon in for routine service and transmission shifting complaints. When the car was first driven the 1-2 shift was hard and after it did shift into 2nd gear a violent bucking would start like the tranny was ...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L driveline VIN: 5TEWN72N7Y
Good Evening Iatn, customer complains of a "ping" noise in driveline during initial start from a complete stop going into first or reverse. After moving in first gear noise will not reappear until you stop and go into reverse. This is the same in reverse gear...
2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L 2-3 shift VIN: JTMBD33V47
Under very light throttle only, this Rav 4 wil have a bind up on the 2-3 u/s. Dip into the throttle to 25% or so, and it works perfectly. Same basic problem trans was diagnosed with before,unit was replaced. Cust took to Toyota back in December, had a pressure...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 3,4 shift VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
when you reset throttle body (tb) adaptation what is the final reading for adp ok? 100% or 70% how do you reset or reprogram the tcm--i use vag.com and modis i am leaning towards vb--anyone have experience with the sonnex tcc lockup kit? anyone have a good s...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBH63B01
This car is killing us, I believe it had compound problems, and we are chipping away at them, but this misfire is really puzzling, the new parts are listed above, also, the oil pressure is good(29 psi at idle and 55 psi at 2,000 rpm), fuel pressure within spec... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0130, P1128 (Long term fuel trim B1 too lean)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Surge VIN: 3VWSE69M12
NEED HELP. Car came in with engine in trunk. broke t/belt bent all valves. VW dealer took it apart then cust. decline head work etc... Came to us we purchased motor from a 2004. swapped over everything from old engine wiring harness etc... intake tube etc was ...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L EPC light VIN: 3VWCB21C52
Hello, all. Hope this day finds you in good health. This is my son's girlfriend's car. The EPC (Electronic Power Control) light comes on intermittently. The car never runs bad or different, but the cruise control dosen't work only when the light is on. Otherwi...
1974 Volvo 164 E 3.0L Charging VIN: 1646553125
Thanks for reading this post. Vehicle initially came in not charging intermittently (they would have to jump start the vehicle, usually this ocurred after driving, not after sitting overnight). Verified the no-charge condition, and after checking for proper po...

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2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L vsa VIN: 19UYA42601
Thanks Steve and others for the info. The steering angle sensor checks out ok. I did found out the proper way to ground the ssc. With the Snap On Solis pro, use the ssc mode from the engine manual and not the abs manual. Even I did the neutral postion memoriza... Trouble codes: 84 (neutral position).
2004 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Hesitation VIN: WAUJC68E24
thanks again to all that responded i was able to reset the throttle body adaptation. the procedure is the same as with a vag-com only the programa is set up a little different. under engine electronics go to basic settings select group 060 and hit enter it doe...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L xenon aim VIN: WBADS43411
Well , it isn't fixed but at least the customer and I know what we are up against thanks to [...] I know where the hidden module lives. And Randy was also right one of the rods in the left headlamp is busted.Therefore the plan of attack would have been to ...
1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6KY5297V
Out of all the replies the vast majority informed me to do a parasitic draw test and remove fuses. I had assumed everyone knew that I had already done that prior to posting as this is the first basic test to do. There were some good replies which essentially...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1CGDM57744
I shared info to the customer about too much fuel when refilling. I also informed him that I was leaning toward replacing the charcoal canister. The one thing he shared with me that seems to have made a difference on his end is he leaves the vehicle running ... Trouble codes: P2188, P2190.
1994 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LD5546R
Hi Folks, This one is fixed after much help from the 15 techs who responded. The 5 volt feed from the ecm was grounded. We never found exactly where but it had to be between the ecm and a spot 6 inches from the firewall. I could get a 4.8 volt reading once ... Trouble codes: 34 (map sensor), 28 (quad driver).
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Transfer Case
Thank-you for all the feedback. Each suggestion had been noted and checked. As I dug into the problem more there were a couple of key issues. Two of the pins on the TCCM, as usual were slightly corroded due to water intrusion, but I had also found that the ...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hydroboost VIN: 1GNEL19W5Y
Thanks for all replies. I rechecked the hydroboost for reserve boost and that was ok. I also checked the belt and tensioner to ensure the belt was not slipping, which was good. Jon from California had it right. The power steering pump actually failed the n...
2002 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L a/c blower,abs light VIN: 2CNBJ63492
thanks for all three replies. apparently there was no pattern failure on this vehicle.the problem turned out to be a bare wire under the hood near the blower relay. the harness was rubbing on the strut tower support bar,and shorted the a/c blower circuit. you ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L High beam light on dash VIN: 2GCEC19T33
Ok this ones fixed. These clusters are junk according to the chevy techs i talked too. I checked all the hard to reach grounds, i pulled all the headlight bulbs, and the i disconnected the BCM and cheked the connection at the cluster with no change. Sent to de...
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GBJG31U64
thanks for all the help ,the heating problem was a plastic bag between the radiator and condensor how it got thre i dont know.we did a complete tune up code po300 did not come back as far as we know.thanks alot.i should of checked this one out beter before i w...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L left temp actuator VIN: 1GCEC19X36
Ok guys this is what happened. I ended up having a intermitant ground on the blue wire which would pull down my 5v supply to the actuator causing it to return to default position (hot). This is the 3rd 2006+ GM truck product I have had a problem with chaffed ...
1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L fuel gauge VIN: 1B7FL26X9R
We found that the float arm on the fuel pump module had come apart inside the fuel tank. Thanks to all that responded!
2006 Dodge Durango Adventurer 4.7L spitting fuel VIN: 1D4HD48N36
I would like to tell you the vehicle is fixed but the vehicle has not returned yet. To summarize the replies we need to check for an issue with the filler neck, but a lot of tanks are being replaced to resolve this problem.
1967 Ford Mustang 390CID engine VIN: 7F01S12743
First let me say thank you to all that replied. Some of your comments were helpful. I did not find a thing wrong with the engine. Headgaskets were installed correctly. The heads checked out as good. The last shop had done a good job. I put it all back togeth...
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L horn VIN: 1FTBR10A5J
1995 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Extended crank, hot VIN: 1FTCR15X4S
Fixed it and here's what the problem was: Because I see so many leaky regulators and injectors I had jumped to the conclusion that it had to be a similar type of problem since our problem seemed to happen only after a hot soak, the engine ran rough & misfired...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34E4V
Thanks to all replies. We checked the plug wires and changed them after we found two bad wires. Unfortunately the engine continued to run rough. Upon further investigation we found 1 broken blade, on the rad clutch fan. We changed the fan and everything wo...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L abs module VIN: 1FAFP42X12
Thanks to everyone that responded to my problem. All replies added insite on how to properly attack this repair. you all gave me a dignostic proceedure that led me to fix the problem. I 1st checked all other ecm's for communication trouble codes, and found non...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L ps pump VIN: 1FAHP58U12
everyone that said it was air was right. i had never seen that before so it was new to me. i bled the system and that took care of the problem. hope this helps other techs in the future. thanks to all of you great techs!
2004 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L starter VIN: 1FMYUO2BG4
2004 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA58264
Well this one is fixed. My goof. The accumulator is in a plastic housing. The housing bolts to the right shock tower with three bolts. It is a little tight getting at them or even seeing two of them. No excuse. The plastic housing has a steel sleeve in one of ... Trouble codes: B1365 (Ign. start ckt short - B), B1361 (Ign. run/acc ckt short -B), B1306 (LVL SWT ckt open), U1262 (SCP fault for J1850 bus), U1009 (SCP fault for engine torgue), U1059 (SCP fault for Tran/Ax/PRND).
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSF30P64
wade from mennesota was right inter cooler full of oil from old turbo clean cooler left idling smoke was cleared thank for help guys
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21P35
I removed the dash to inspect the harness and replaced it we found a burnt spot in the circuit of the instrunment cluster and tracked that circuit to the end. Ford sent the wrong harness, Had all the correct connectors but 5 wires were not in the correct place... Trouble codes: U1950 (vsm), U2226 (vsm), U0100 (ff -tcm), P5286.
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTPX14505
bought the lisle tool and worked perfectly, thanks yall
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L96
Thank you Timothy! Thank you Genaro! Thank you Robert!! After @ 3 weeks this dragon has been slain!!! Its fixed! Like my mortgage-its fixed. After each repair I would clear codes and retest drive. Code po2104 showed up every time only on heavy accell. Alldat... Trouble codes: P061B, P2104, P2111, P2112, P2135.
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Droan VIN: 1HGCD5639V
Hi All, I took your guys advice and checked each possible cause. As you know I replaced the gaskets and spring bolts as per TSB 94-041. Noise was still present. Mark from Texas explained an old dealership trick to coat the b-pipe spacer gaskets with a coat o...
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Air bag lite SRS VIN: 2HKRL185X3
Well..I am sorry to have to close this request for help with-out being able to say we fixed this Van..I took it the dealer to have them do a diagnosis with their scan tool..They said we needed to replace the the OPDS unit..After speaking with my customer he au...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L belts VIN: KM8SB73D64
Jeremy from Nove Scotia suggested I check for updated pulleys. When I phoned Hyundai they had an updated belt for me instead(no change on pulleys). The original belt was #25212-37181. The updated belt was #25212-37111. It's been three weeks and no squeak so I ...
1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1J4FJ58S1N
Thank you everyone for the input. Elvis from CT hit the nail on the head. I am not sure how I overlooked this but after reading his response,first thing this AM I hooked up the scanner and looked at CTS reading and low and behold it read -7 degrees on a 63 deg... Trouble codes: 51 (FA Indicates lean).
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G0X
Thanks everyone who had helped ... indeed the problem was in knock sensors...replaced both sensors and wire...and one ignition coil...afterall overdrive started working fine and customer is out for two weeks now and everything is fine ...Thanks!!! Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), P0325 (Knock Sensor 1 Malfunction), P0330 (Knock Sensor 2 Malfunction).
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNLM81W9P
Sorry for the late reply, the customer was deciding if he wanted to replace the motor or have me finish the valve job. Thanks for the replies. Some of you said to remove the lifters and compress them. When I talked to the dealer they said they havent heard of ...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L starter VIN: 1LNLM91V8W
After a long and tedious period...this car is fixed. The SCIL module was bad. The SCIL module, located behind and to the right of the glove box, controls the PATS system (ignition keychip code). The module was failing to provide ground to the starter relay...
2000 Mazda Millenia Millennium Edition 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2223Y
Appreciate replies and tips. Knock sensor was taken care of initially where i repaired wires twisted together by tech at other shop. when i submitted request, i had already found 4 crossed vacuum lines, 1 solenoid(prc) with hard code, and vent and actuator sol... Trouble codes: P1173, P1170, P1727, P1728.
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBUF65J43
Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply, some very useful information was supplied as to how this system works. The brake light switch took care of all the codes and warning messages so I'm calling this one fixed. The noise and pedal feel of the SBC sy...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1MELM50U3T
actually read some archived posts and found the fix. also found i was chasing two different probs after more info from customer.(wouldnt life be so much better if we got all the info when car came in). borrowed align tool from ford which was the same as my aft... Trouble codes: P0340.
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hard start /kickback VIN: JN1CA21D6W
Thank you all for your replys.The correct fix was suggested by Richard.The problem was in the engine/transmision ground resistance which Robert also mentioned.I moved the ground cable and that totaly cleared up the problem.
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L abs VIN: 5N1ED28YC5
Hi guys, I am going to close this post as the vehicle has left and we probably won't see it for awhile. When it returns I plan to drive it with a scope hooked up to the speed sensor and g sensor. if their sigtnals look o.k. at the controller ...then its tim...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Park/Neutral Switch VIN: 5N1ED28Y6Y
Thanks for the helpful hints. The customer was not able to leave the vehicle for an extended amount of time. He will return when he can leave the vehicle with us. There are no other symptoms besides the MIL, so he is not overly concerned.
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D1R
I check the maf sensor didn't see any dirt, on it, replace it test drove all monitors seem to be good. no pending codes. Trouble codes: P1273 (af always lean).
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