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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B1W
Hey guys! I'm having issues of old age, brain fade and confusion here. 1998 A6 AHA motor with missfire codes p0300 and p0305. Spark plugs had 100k on them so we replaced and checked compression 6x175 lbs. Same issue, had wires and coil in stock so swapped them... Trouble codes: P0305, P0300
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE6319R
Vehicle failed emissions test. The engine idles rough and it sounds like a vacuum leak. We looked on IATN and found many references to leaky PCV systems. Then we pulled out the oil dipstick and put a finger over the tube. Sure enough, there is vacuum and the s... Trouble codes: 1221 (1213 -), 1213
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WBADD6321V
car came in on a hook with bad water leaks.have repaird various leaks.went to test drive and car will not shift from 2 gear. has code p0730 gear monitoring.have been unable to find any info on how to test for this. can anyone give me any info on this ??? thank...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L camshaft sensor VIN: WBADD6321V
got a 97 528i with a camsensor code factory code is 65.have tried to get info on this code but no luck.have any of you run into this code before???if so ho do i test the sensor???
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L no reverse VIN: WBAAM5339X
this car lost reverse over night .there are no codes [ using auto boss ].fluid looks clean .the weird thing is that the shifter is out of sync .park is park , wheels lock , neutral is reverse , D is neutral , 4 th is drive , 3 rd is 4th , and so on .i am compa...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM534XY
customer towed car for no start. had 065-cmp sensor malfunction, 083-ckp sensor malfunction, 244-segment timing, true running disturbed, 008- air mass flow sensor. check wiring to all the sensors to computer and it is good. there is power to the sensors and gr... Trouble codes: 065 (cam sensor-intake malfunction), 083 (ckp sensor malfunction), 244 (segment timing true running disturbed)
2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Cluster back lighting VIN: 1G6KS54Y11
This cluster is operating normally other than no back lighting for the gauges. All other interior and cluster lighting functions are normal, including dimming function.The cluster back lights do operate with a display test. No codes in IPC IPM or DIM. I perfor...
2004 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L control head VIN: 1G6KF57934
After minutes of HVAC operation the HVAC controller panel goes blank (sometimes 4 dashes) for an extended period of time. These events consistently set a code B1000, and occasionally sets a code B. During the events all scanner communications are alive, but I ...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCF134C76
I have a 1994 camaro.It has a 305 code P and the complaint is a misfire at 4500 rpm.The car is a stick and the kid drives it hard.It has had cap ,rotor,plugs and injector flush.Any ideas would be appreciated
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L tcc quad driver module VIN: 1GBDM19W9S
Need your imput again please. Vehicle came in with only first gear working and owner stated had been to a quiky place to have fluid changed but tranny still wouldn't shift.Couldn't afford new or rebuild so we replaced with a used unit. Used unit seemed to shif...
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1GCCSA942W
this truck will not rev up. It doesnt stall, just wont rev, no power. I disconnected the cat, put in new spark plugs, turned off each injector individually and all cylinders were working. The tps seems to be workign normally, o2 sensors are working. fuel press...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55E31
Thank you in advance for your help! I have an Impala here cranks but will not start. Runs on carb spray, I have 55 psi fuel pressure, but dosen't have very good volume? (not sure) No codes in BCM & no security light. It does have P1189c Oil pressure ckt. I al... Trouble codes: P1189
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L engine VIN: 1G1JC12431
customer came in saying that she brought her car to the dealer and they told her nothing was wrong but as soon as she left the trac off light came on and the engine hesitated then took off. after this happens three times the battery light,oil light&check engin...
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25RX2
This vehicle has had the same issue since new. Dealer played with it to no avail until 44,000 miles and customer gave up on them. We found bad distributor gear and replaced, having no issues for 9000 miles. Came [...] with what customer saw as same problem. Bad... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow sensor), P0300 (Random misfire)
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L drivers information center VIN: 2G1WX15K12
Looking for wiring schematic for the drivers information center located between the sunvisors. This has the homelink and power sunroof options also. This is for a custom install and need to know where the wiring goes. There is an 8 wire 9 pin connector and a s...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L signal VIN: 2GCEK19T63
Thanks ahead of time. This truck came in with the hazards coming on everytime you use the left blinker. the right blinker works fine. The multifunction switch has been replaced, but the problem persists. I have also checked and cleaned the grounds. I would app...
2005 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4E042 6.6L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GBE4E1215
I have a customers truck that the fuel gauge stays at empty. I have one PCM Code P2068 (Secondary Fuel Sending Unit Voltage High) If the PCM codes are cleared the gauge will work for about 15 seconds then the code returns and the gauge goes to empty. The probl...
2007 Chevrolet Lumina 3.6L pcm VIN: 6G1EK52B27
Middle East Chevy Lumina Holden 3.6L. I'm in Saudi Arabia and getting swamped with these Lumina/Caprices 05-up and having programming Security problems when changing PCM's. Also seeing alot of Traction codes and cann communication codes. We're using Tech-2 wit...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Ltft -13 VIN: 3C8FY4BBX1
we employ the ph2 solutions program,and while doing drive cycle,o2 and evap monitors wont run,analysis states rich condition pending wich is a condition that will turn on the mil light.it hasnt yet.ltfi is at -13 and it occurs as soon as purge flows.i have dis... Trouble codes: P0172
1992 Dodge D150 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7HE16Y1N
Hello everyone, have one kicking my but, obviously. This dodge truck came in with customer stating start and stall after about 30 min. They drove it in, I go out try to start and it does not. Had 2 second relay with good pressure, but would drop right off. No ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L 3-4 shift lock up VIN: 3B7HF13Y6W
transmission would go in and out of overdrive/lockup with out warning, it will also hunt for the correct gear when you take your foot off the gas and reaccelerate. on my solus i can watch the od and lock up solenoid being commanded on and off when the problem ...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Started motor VIN: 2B6HB11YSX
this van came in on the hook with a no start. We found that a fuse in the relay box under the hood was blown and replaced it and it worked for a couple months. It came back and we had put a starter in it because after we hammered on it, it stopped blowing the ...
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L no cruise control VIN: 1D7HL48N03
thanks in advance for any help on this basket case! this truck came in with a non-op speed control, auto I.D. on scanner showed veh. to be a 2002 so i figured it had a used PCM and later found it to have a 3.9L insead of the 4.7L that it came with. so i contin...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L Stall VIN: 2D7JB21Y03
This car will start and run, then stall, or equally will not start at all. When this happens, there is no spark or fuel injection signal. There is constant fuel pressure when this behavior occurs. There are no codes stored, and no CEL. So far the ASD relay and...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1D7HA18D23
has anyone seen failures on the app sensors several.alll the dealers seem to stock them,but the sell rate on them is not very high.t-body wass pretty expensive but like i said got rid of those codes and in the learn part of the relearn it learns the tps but no... Trouble codes: P2115 (app seneor wont learn), P2116 (app wont learn), P2166 (app sensor wont learn), P2167 (app wont learn)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 11D7HA16D8
I need some Chrysler Evap schooling today. This vehicle a week ago had a P0441 stored. I replaced the purge solenoid and NVLD pump for good measure. This has cured my problems in the past. It came back 3 days ago with a P0443 stored(evap purge circuit problem)... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap. Purge system performance)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L rear tail lights VIN: 1D7HU16D14
i have an 04 dodge ram 1500 the rear brake lights are always on when you turn on the key. the 3rd brake is not on, only when you press the brake. all the other lights work fine, any help would be nice thanks
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L abs module VIN: 3D7KS29C07
Problem is check engine light & abs light are on all the time, along with the speedometer not working. I have engine computer code U1412-implauisble speed single(comes from abs module) Abs module code C1079 tone wheel teeth count performance. In abs computer s...
1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3 3-4 2-1 shifts VIN: 1FMCU24X5M
Hi Have one here that has me stumped. Trans went out on a 1991 Explorer 4x4 5 speed manual. 2nd gear locked to main shaft. I had a trusted trans shop rebuild trans. Clutch was in very good shape, so we left it. Two weeks after finishing it I started having tro...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A9N
Hello, we have a ranger here that came in with a bad coil module we replaced it and now it run alot better but it cuts out and back fires under a load. tps and maf readings seem good. do not know much about crk sensor but looks and reads good. the only thing t...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2FMDA5141T
hey guys, could use some help here, cust brought in 96 windstar for run rough, found dead miss on cylinder #2, found coil bad. my tech replaced coil, spark plugs and wires. we also performed bg induction service for maint. van will not idle correctly. it surg...
1998 Ford Contour 2.5L MIL Lamp on
hello everyone...really need help with this one. after repairing leaky intake gasteks...and pcv valve system clearing the codes and resetting the kam .drove the car a couple of times reset the codes po171/po174. don't have fuel pressure numbers but is in spe... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on, wrench light on VIN: 1FMDU73K44
Have a Ford Explore with P2106 code AND NO OTHER CODES(in PCM or any other modules).I saw Tsb 05-14-4 . My truck falls in the range ...but does not have the other P2135 code as decribed in the Tsb. Customer was driving and the "Wrench" as well as the "Check En... Trouble codes: P2106 (Electronic throttle control system-Forced limited power)
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Main Cluster VIN: 1FAPB015ZZ
Found mold on original cluster motherboard. Acquired a replacement motherboard, nicer (with tach), cluster from JY. Replacement cluster works okay but mileage on replacement cluster is 95,000 and vehicle real mileage is 65,000. My question, short of taking it...
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L crank pulley VIN: 2FMDA51265
Hey guys, we got this freestar in yesterday with a weird noise out of the belt area. kinda sounds like a bad bearing. We found the bearing in the tensioner pulley and replaced and noise is still there. So i started to listen a little futher and it comes from b...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKCS13W2V
This vehicle came re setting all monitors to incomplete as soon you turn the key to off position. Also if you tried to run a drive cycle the monitors begun to run to ready and then just like that they reset to not ready. We checked all grounds and power , we n...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKCT18W0Y
This truck is a no start. to make it simple, the spark is fine, no fuel. The fuel pressure is 60-68lbs but the injectors aren't pulsing. Add fuel the truck will start and die. No vltage to injecters. New Ecm. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L srs VIN: 2HGFG11896
hi, i am trying to help a shop with an srs problem on a civic 06 this honda civic was hit in the front bumper driver's side,not side ways, no airbag deployement, just driver s seat belt got lock up, tensionner, so the body shop changed the driver's side seat ...
2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L headlights VIN: JHLRD7885C
wondering if any one has run into a newer honda that keeps blowing headlight bulbs? this crv has had both headlight bulbs replaced multiple times from 31086mi. to now 44025mi. there is no aftermarket add-ons like remote start, stereo, or anything like it. just...
2002 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDRO9X22
Truck came for lof and coplete safety check and complaining about a noise from the engine checked out herd noise coming from behind timing cover sounded like a screeching noise customer ok repair to do all timing chains and guides upon tear down we found that ... Trouble codes: P0011 (ivt control bank 1)
2004 Infiniti QX56 5.6L intermittent no start and no crank VIN: 5N3AA08C8N
Hi This vehicle came in as an intermittent No Start and No crank. It would be one or the other at its own will. When it did start the Headlights and gauges would flash. I have listed the codes above as they are quite numerous. After working on this vehicle the...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJAC22D4X
hi guys first time to ask a question! think this may be lambda sensor fault?,car starts ok,but after initial settling in runs very rough,compressions ok,spark and plugs ok, rich!.will not rev freely only code 1646,linear o2 sensor control chip/sensor bank one ... Trouble codes: 1646 (h02s bank one upstream sensor control chip)
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4GZ78Y9V
No other codes fuel tirm ok no sign of running lean or coolant leaks or running rich. O2 start switching at same speed at cruise. Useing after market direct fix cat. Trouble codes: P0420
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L BCM and fuse box VIN: 1J4GL48KX3
Hi to all. We are working on a 2003 Jeep Liberty, It came to us with electrical problems. We found the BCM was melted and the fuse box to which the BCM attaches to is also melted. They are both cooked to the point where it looked like they could have caught o...
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Surge VIN: 1J8GR48K67
Jeep guys: I'm trying to help and restore confidence in our customer. She drives everyday 40+ miles each way. On 1 trip, at aprox 25 mph, when foot taken off throttle, car wanted to accelerate, then came down, did no want to accel when requested. Check engine ... Trouble codes: P00, P00, P00
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L startermotor VIN: SALNM22242
Car starts no problem, but once it reaches 95 degree and you shut her off she will not crank,like its not in P or N, after it cools off will crank and start no codes, engine will start if starter is jumped. Can't find anything in the manuals that could help me...
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL16453
Back again for this code P0441(no purge flow detected). Happened(customer says) after dealer did plugs and wires for a misfire concern. They went back to dealer and dealer said it was probably and air leak. Now I get it and I smoke test the EVAP SYSTEM.It is t... Trouble codes: P0441 (no purge flow detected)
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L transmission VIN: JM3LW28A52
vehicle was towed in for "no" transmission. nothing in any gear. tech started this van and drove into the shop with forward gears and reverse! lets call the customer. tech restarts to pull out of the bay and nothing no engagement, like the shifter isnt connect...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Rear Clicking VIN: WDBFA63E9S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1995 SL320 in for intermittent clicking while driving from what appears to be the left rear. At times, its fine but others it really starts to click away as you drive. It seems to get going when y...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WDBHA29W2W
Car towed in with key problems. Nothing happens when key is inserted in ignition, steering lock is disengaged and will not lock when removing key. Key will not turn into ignition switch, also doesn't look or unlock doors and trunk with remote, led in key flash...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ride control VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
we have this 2000 s500 with the left front shock/strut that leaks air out when going over bumps. we want to overhaul the strut. i have purchased the tool kit(jtc-1307) for servicing the strut, but we have not taken it out yet, and we would like to have the par...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Convertible operation VIN: WDBLK70G61
Good morning techs, this time I am chewing my nails on this convertible. Car came in with top down and inop. Only rollbar goes up and down. Scaned for DTC's: B1650 was present and comes back. Checked values with Autologic. Display seems to show what the test ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Battery VIN: WDBRF64J02
After hearing customer complaint of battery being replaced, because of no start condition, customer stated that even with new battery, would come out next morning and it would need to be jump started. Swapped out battery for new one (low CCA). After reviewing ...
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Surge VIN: JA3AW75K0T
Ok checked and found codes for mass meter baro/ intake air temp circits cleared codes. Also said that he caused codes unpluging mass meter. Hear is what I know CMP & CKP tested good, both wave patterns are great!! also tested map sensor after looking at wiring...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L transmission VIN: JA4MT31H0X
towed in for jump started backwards. replaced fuses , power transistor and fuel pump control module . vehicle in 1st gear then HARD delayed shift into 2nd. stuck in 2nd until power off.check engine on with flashing "N" light. code po720 , replaced output speed...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1RZ24H7P
Vehicle arrived with a misfire under all conditions. Owner stated it has sat for quite some time, but was running well when it was parked. Misfire occurs in cylinders 2 & 3 under all conditions. Coils all checked out fine, compression is solid on all cylinders...
1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W3R
hello techs,i have this 94 quest with egr vacuum problem i want to know what triggers pcm to turn on the egr vacuum solenoid already replaced solenoid but still getting no vacuum checked vacuum hoses-ok circuit-ok i have constantly power and ground at egr sole... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system malfunction)
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L door locks VIN: JN8AZ08T74
This vehicle belongs to a former customer that moved to Costa Rica. They have very limited information there and we have communicated via e-mail. He states that the power door locks do not work with the key fob. I e-mailed him the key fob ID set up (without Ni...
1965 Porsche 911 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 0000301599
number two cylinder has no power, 75lbs compression, smokes like crazy out of that exhaust manifold. checked adjustment on valves and adjusted to spec, .016" cold. i believe that this has a bad compression ring. if anyone has any other ideas i would love to he...
2003 Saturn L200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU54F83
This one is just strange, on a hill of about 2 miles in length 99% load, freeze frame data records, air fuel ratio of 829, air flow 1.18 gps., 02 sensor #1 2990, o2# 2 846,injector pulse 1.89, all at 78 mph. Have recorded these type of numbers 3 times now. Mos... Trouble codes: 172 (ststem rich), 171 (lean), 171 (lean)

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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L srs light VIN: 5UXFB53554
below are copies of the 3 replies I recieved. many thanks to those who replied. we did a battery reset(disconected cables & connected together for 5 min.) light went out, code has not returned. There have been a large number of those suvs with wiring broken ...
2005 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABW334X5
Thanks to all that replied. I ended up finding a complete list of BMW advanced codes on the net, there are a ton of them. As so many people replied the 2F09 was in fact the intake air temp sensor. After the car sat all night and before starting it in the morni... Trouble codes: 2F09.
1989 Buick Reatta 3.8L abs VIN: 1G4EC11C9K
I received 5 replys that the problem could be the high pressure accumilator. After borrowing a brakout box from a local buick dealer and diagnosing per snapon shopkey diagnostic tree for symptoms we described above. Part of the diagnosis included checking eac...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L lights and climate control head VIN: 1G6KD54Y82
WOW! fast replies. Considering the price of the control head, just needed a little push to go ahead and replace it. Replaced hvac cotrol head and this caddy is gone. Thanks you all.
2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8L ride control VIN: 1G6DM56T15
Thanks to all that replied on the Cadillac. We pulled it back in to our shop and found out that the dealership sold us defective parts. The spring plates were upside down on the new struts. Gm has a faulty part line for those struts.
1991 Chevrolet P Chassis 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKP37NXN
Hey everybody, Thanks for the help! I doublechecked and rechecked all the wiring and everything I had done previously. The pickup coil still tested fine, but the ignition module tested faulty again. I was reluctant to change the distributor and was just g... Trouble codes: 42 (electronic spark control).
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L master cyl VIN: 1GNEK13K5S
okay this was an odd one. I ended up getting another master cylinder and power booster combo unit. Once installed pedal was fine. I bled it once more and adjusted up the rears again and the pedal went soft again. I backed off the rear adjusters and the peda...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R9T
My original post question has been addressed, with success. There was good help directing me to the distributer gear and it was worn. I replaced the gear and was then able to set the cam @ +3*, and it held steady. HOWEVER, I am still setting a code p0300. T... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire).
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Surge, MIL Lamp on, SURGES AT IDLE ONLY VIN: 1G1ND52MXV
Thanx to all for good suggestions. I've replace FTP (fuel tank pressure) sensor, cleaned injecotrs w/GM solvent, new plugs, wires, 2 O2 sensors, PCV, changed oil, checked for vac leaks, checked exhaust - OK, cleaned throttle & IAC, adjusted idle stop up & down... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple random misfires).
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13R3W
tahoe ended up being the spider injector. it was leaking pressure down thru 2 or more injector tubes. chevy has replaced the old inj with a revised version that has a inj on each spider tube. thks for all the help!
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
after the last update still no problems with truck i would have to say probably bad connection at pcm thank for those who replied Trouble codes: P0321.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEC13Z33
Well Kyle was dead-on the wire was broken on the pass.side head,about 5" above the bolt, solider a new wire on, move to front of engine with star washer,and all is good once again!Thanks to all especialy Kyle,Royce,and Jamie!!! Thanks Marty Trouble codes: P1518 (Throttle Actuator Control Module Serial Data Malfunction).
2007 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L Exhaust leak VIN: 1G1ZT58F07
Thanks for all the replies. As several of you pointed out, I intended to type CO instead of CO2. It's a bit embarrassing to make this error since I taught Auto Tech for 30 years and corrected students on the same thing more times than I care to remember. Hope ...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Blower motor VIN: 2C3AE66G91
I have to close this help request due to time restraints but first I would like to thank the three that responded. The customer is a elderly man that has a limited income, and must wait till the first of the month to recive his money, by that time this help re...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L cruise VIN: 2B3HD46R62
Sorry bout the delay. Found in the diagnostic routine to test for servo power from PCM engine must be running. We did replace the PCM so when cruies was engaged at least the indacator would now stay on all the time but the cruise still did not operate. check r...
1968 Ford Shelby GT350 2.5L Headlamps VIN: SFM6S10582
Hi Thanks for all the interest in this one and sorry it took so long to post the fix. The Customer is on holiday over seas so I had to wait to get access to the car. Nearly all the replies were spot on and it was indeed a ground issue. On inspection the only...
1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FCTR10A2K
i've run out of leads and money to burn on this vehicle, i tried to wrap the crank sensor wires, ignition module wires, spout, everything ignition related with a thick layer of aluminum foil tape and grounded it, no help whatsoever. i definetely learned that ... 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).
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L window VIN: 1FAFP4448W
hey all, thanks for the replies. I got a tube of urethane from the local glass shop and installed the sash with that. Some pretty wicked stuff, will stick to anything-so watch the hands even..Seems to work good after full cure, I hope it works well in operatio...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13S62
Thank you to everyone that replied to this post. I should have gone with my first instinct, which was the computer. I believe that when the vehicle was used to jump start the mower that either the negative jumper cable was clamped to the ecm, or once the jum... Trouble codes: P0502 (vehicle speed sensor low/no signal), U1016 (loss of communications), U1000 (class 2 serial communication problem), C0237 (rear wheel speed sensor circuit fault), C0236 (rear wheel speed sensor circuit), C0267 (pump motor circuit open/short).
1995 Honda Prelude SE 2.3L gear VIN: JHMBB2176S
yes .this honda is done after the remove the trans out for inspection. the damper spring at the clutch disc pop out . the disc still good condition. but i replace it anyway. thank you for all the help.
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start, NO MIL VIN: JHMEJ6671V
BEWARE Mitchell-On-Demand strikes again!!! the firing order came in set to the Mitchell diagram...so half of the problem was fixed due to incorrect firing order diagrams on Mitchell for this specific vehicle...ended up rotating the crank to #1 cyl. TDC(with th...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L overheating VIN: KM8SB83D11
The fix for this problem was sort of a short cut as I discovered that the problem was related to the engine control relay (as suggested by some techs) I wired a bypass relay on the engine control relay wire pin 2 which is the control side of the relay back to ... Trouble codes: P0134.
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1J4FF68SXX
As several suggested I removed the pan one more time to recheck what my tech has said he checked. I rechecked the main bearing clearance slightly over .002", rod bearings were the same. A closer look at the cam indicates this maybe the area causing the conce...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Check gas cap light VIN: 1J4HR58295
Thanks for the info all, the day after I posted this the light went out and did not return, When the light was on the only way I was able to clear it was to disconnect the battery, when I did the memory resets with the scanner it would still be on. When/if the...
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L pressure plate and clutch disc VIN: KNAGD12641
Sorry for the delay in closing. Car is still here but is fixed. Turned out to be very simple but might be hard to explain. I was wrong in stating that the clutch center disc only goes one way. Mechanic seemed very confident that old clutch disc was mounted...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L front suspension VIN: JT8BH22F4T
Vehicle fixed, quiet, and gone! It was the Monroe struts we put in last August. Although still under warranty we opted to replace them with KYB's. All replies to the request gave us quality ideas which we checked carefully - sway bar end links, ball joints,...
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C9T
customer didn't want to continue until problem gets worse. Some times i don't get to use all of your very usefull ideas. The intake manifold and egr were my next tests. but vehicle left before i could attempt those tests. thank you for all that replied. Er... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0302, P0303.
1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L eNGINE VIN: WDBAB93A7B
Thanks to all the technicians that replied, many agreed that it should be an easy swap, with minor modifications. I have not done the engine swap yet, but I'm confident it will work. Thanks again.
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40JX5
Hey Guys, Sorry it took so long to respond to the help. Just got the vehcile back the other day. Problem was the breather hose. What a bear to get at. I think I'll pass on the next one that comes through the door. Thanks again for the help. Bill Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 too lean), P0172 (bank 1 too rich).
2004 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4L No Start
The TP 17 code was indeed a bad transponder in the key. With a new programmed key the car now cranks but will not start as I posted in my update. I feel reasonably sure the ECM was damaged in the original harness meltdown. I have a feeling this is going to be... Trouble codes: TP17 (Read Fail).
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, Runs Rich at Idle VIN: JN1R226A0L
Thanks for the help. Looks like this one may be on the way to being fixed!! It turns out the alpha trims are supposed to be 100 plus or minus 10%. With the reman injectors we couldn't get the lt alpha higher than about 86%. We tried replacing just two injector... Trouble codes: 45 (Leaking Fuel Injector), 34 (Knock Sensor Circuit Fault).
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5N1ED28Y4Y
Hi. Thanks to Chad, Mark and Steve for the help. I had sent the old computor to Napa locally who sent it to a rebuilder to have it checked-returned -not repairable. Looking at Steve's reply, I sent the computor to a local tv repair shop to have him look at it....
1997 Oldsmobile Regency 3.8L Electronic level control VIN: 1G3HC52K2V
Thanks to all that replied. We removed the compressor assembley, applied 12 volts to the vent solenoid. The vent failed to open. Aquired a new control head, installed it and the air suspension system is now functioning as it should.
1993 Toyota Paseo 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2EL45U4P
Most of the replies were helpful.the timing was checked.EFI temp.sensor replaced,new plugs,wires,distributor cap etc.i also did a top engine clean.this car gives off a lot of blue smoke.it was sitting for a long time so i suspect i got some stuck oil rings.thi...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L driveline VIN: 5TEWN72N7Y
Thanks again to all those that responded. We did clean and lube the drivline splines and did replace the rear u joint, but that did not eliminate the ping. Customer was going to return to the previous repair facility and have them recheck the clearance on t...
2003 Toyota Echo 1.5L no heat VIN: JTDBT12393
turned out to be broken vane on water pump.thanks again for all the help.
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Fuel Sending VIN: WVWUK63B13
We removed the three sending units from the tanks and found that one of them was faulty. The small metal tangs were not making contact with their electrical paths as designed and thus giving the fuel module a no signal. This only happens when at the proper ang...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: WVWSP61J43
After dissasembly of the engine found Piston at cylinder number one was severly damaged . When turbo was replaced and engine was running at full boost piston disinegrated around the edges due to excess base pressure . It is believed that engine damage was caus...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90DXY
thanks for the info but customer took car out and is going to wait till we get our vadis scan tool. I thought it was wierd that the dealer would tell us the evap valve needed programming when it does not. thanks again Trouble codes: P0455, P0245.
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