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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4KA653TC
I have a 3.5rl that intermittently will idle erratic usually when hot. I think it is caused by a rich mixture. The plugs are not old but are black. After a ride on the highway the CAT converter gives out a rotten egg smell. The engine does come up to temperatu...
2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Compressor / Condensor Fan VIN: JH4DC53062
Acura came in for quick Diagnosis for A/C Compressor Inop and 30 Amp Condensor fuse Blown.Checked Compressor Clutch - O/K not Siezed . Fuse Blows within aprox. 5 seconds after engageing the A/C switch. Unplugged A/C Compressor Clutch , Tested same result . Unp...
1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L drainage VIN: WAUBG34D8W
Thanks for the help up front, I am not a Audi tech and have one from a good customer here and it sounds like water in the dash and the ac isn't cold. I have only been able to lacate one port on the ac and havn't been able to find the drain for the ac.
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABB1301K
Vehicle does not have spark or very, very little spark out coil. Not enough to go through coil wire to cap. We have a Snap On Modis and do not have attachments to retrieve codes or monitor ECM data. Lab scope shows proper looking pattern and power to the ignit...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Convertible top inop VIN: WBABJ532XS
hello everyone ,,i need some bmw experts over here i have this 95 BMW 325I Convertible the top wont go either up or down ,,,i have checked motors and jumped them they work fine fusses are ok ,i have checked all the switches like trunk ajar problem is t...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L VANOS system VIN: WBAAM5347Y
Vehicle was towed in for overheating, and "while you have it, my check engine light is on, see what it is". I replaced the broken water pump. The impellor had broken off and the bearing was smoked. Lost the pump, belt, pulley and fan blade. On to the MIL. Had ...
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L convt top VIN: WBACN33421
the top on this z3 does not work properly,when you unlatch and push up it is suppose to break contacts in top and allow top to retract,if you hold top up enough to break contacts and dont let go till it gets about half way back it will retract the rest of the ...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L underhood release VIN: WBAGN63403
When pulling the hood release cable, it will not release the hood. The cable release inside by the kick panel seems to function, but not underneath the hood. How can I access the release under the hood.
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Anti-Theft VIN: 1G6KD54Y1W
Got this DeVille driving me nuts. Has the digital dash with the car will not start message in the message panel. Well aware of the problem with the ignition cylinder wires breaking. Removed the cluster and ohmed the wires thru the switch and they ohm out perfe...
1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L Rear Brakes VIN: 1G1FP21E2K
This rs camaro came in for New York State Inspection but failed because it could not stop the dyno. Even under heavy pressure it would barely slow the dyno. I took pressure readings and I have 750 leaving the master, 500 leaving the proportioning valve, and 50...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Blower VIN: 1GNEC16K9R
This vehicle has low air volume at the face vents only. The cooling system works great & is full of freon. There is not enough air volume to cool the vehicle. The system will switch from face to defrost to floor just fine. The floor vent and defrost vents appe...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L not sure VIN: 2G1FP22K5V
I hate to be asking for help on something that should be so basic. I have a Camaro here that holds refrigerant about 2 weeks before it looses enough to not cool. Charged this car and added dye last summer. The owner called & said it was not cooling again. She ...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L overheating
this is my personal truck and whenever it is warm outside when sitting at idle truck heats up when start moving again it cools off. no traces of coolant on motor, or any puddles under truck. has anybody run into this before
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1ND52J01
car seems to stall after 20 mins of driving it wont completely die but just no power and wont take any gas sometimes it will stall and not start for a couple mins then she may run fine or spit and sputter car has a low mileage engine which i know doesnt mean a... Trouble codes: P300, U1040, P1106, P1189
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L brakes VIN: 1GNDT13S42
brakes drag and eventually lock up. booster is good, master piston is not stuck foreward.hoses not deteriorated. fluid clean and tested good. brakes lock up and if you stop the vehicle and pump pedal with car off it will release.disconnected the fuse for abs, ...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L brake lockup VIN: 1GNDT13S42
update. master is disconnected from booster and still the brakes are stuck on.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19T83
Ok chevy guys. I thought I had these EVAP issues pretty well covered on Chevy's, but I was wrong. Code 442, small leak detected. Smoked entire system, no leaks found. Pulled out fuel tank and smoked, nope. Vehicle does have updated bulletin done with the vent ... Trouble codes: 442 (Small Evap Leak Detected)
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L gauges VIN: F52E759205
this is a police car,we put transmisson in it but the problem was there before we worked on it. gas needel peged over to the right,the temp gauge peged also,we un hooked battery to see if it would go back,i dont know if its a small trick or can i fix ...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Rear struts VIN: 3C3EL45H1V
This is the second vehicle in as many weeks with the same problem. Both are Chrysler Sebring Convertibles both had repairs done where the vehicle was raised by a frame contact lift and when both of these cars where returned to the ground, the vehicle rear stru...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY48B44
Hi guys. I have a prob. with this car .P0344 code is caming back. Car its surge same times, for caple sec. When restart ,no problem. Fuel pressure ok, it has new cam and crank sensor, even new [ reb. pcm ] latest update. Stil surge. The cam ring ok. Fly. wheel... Trouble codes: P0344
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Spark VIN: 2B4GP44331
Good morning IATN members. I have two issues on the same van, first off, this van drove into the shop with the system of when he turned his A/C on and the A/C clutch engaged the car would stall right away. So I did some poking around and noticed that the radia...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ46X91
hello,this code is for a small leak,i checked car for visable problems and found the hose from leak detection pump to the air filter was blown open at both ends,i suspect the filter is clogged,question is will this problem cause the code,i cleared code and tes... Trouble codes: P0442
2003 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1B3EL36X03
Hello to all. Not much of an internal transmission specialist and was wondering if you might be able to help out. Have pulled codes p0700, p0750, p0733, p0944, p0734, p0732, p1790 from this vehicle. Complaint that rpm's increase before shifting. No shift from ...
2004 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HL42N24
The vehicle originaly came in for a code p0456 small evap leak,we smoked it and found a dry rotted hose at the canister, repaired the leak, reset code and vehicle returned in 2 weeks with the same code, could not find any leaks, we replaced purge solenoid afte... Trouble codes: P0456
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L wheel sensor VIN: 1D7HA18D14
I had this truck last week to replace both front wheel bearing-hub assemblies. The parts supplier asked if it is 2 wheel or 4 wheel ABS, so i walked to the nearest front wheel, the left front, and saw the wire to the wheel, and it was plugged in. So I got 2 hu...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L fuel guage VIN: 3D7LU38CX4
Hi, this vehicle came with fuel guage reading empty, tested the cluster using onboard diagnostics, (guage sweep test and light test) everything checked out fine. Then proceeded onto codes and found high voltage for sending unit, replaced sending unit and still...
1988 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L oil pan VIN: 2FTJW36G8J
I want to remove the oil pan to inspect the pickup screen. The oil pressure drops and the engine knocks at sustained high rpm. My question is: can the pan be removed by jacking the engine up or does the whole engine have to come out? There is only 1 1/4" betwe...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15N4S
This is my company truck and I am really a chevy man so not figuring this out too easy. Started and pulled out of shop, it died at stop sign, after a while it restarted momentarily for me to get it out of street then died where it sits now. I have good fuel pr...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L rough idle VIN: 1FALP6538T
replaced the cyclinder head veichle ran great with noisey valves (hydraulic tappets) once the lifters pumped up (test drive ) this rig runs horrible. got another head from supplier and same thing. fire up the engine runs good idles good. noisey valves in the s...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Evap core freezing VIN: 2FTDX18W3V
Hello friends, About a year and half ago, this vehicle came in the cold days of winter.It was January and it was well below freezing. The complaint was "although he had good heat after the initial warm-up" he had "no heat after a half hour of driving". We ar...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L MIL Lamp on
B1S1 goes lean and both fuel trims max out if you shift from park to reverse. If you go to neutral, O2 starts banging away good. If you power brake in reverse then go to neutral O2 stays dead. If you go to drive, it comes back to life. Sure sounds like a bad c... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean Bnk one)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L vacum hubs VIN: 1FTNT21F82
Vehicle brought to us for the 4 wheel drive disengages or won't engage. Local Ford dealer told client 2500-3000 to fix and gave her a laundry list of parts that they said is needed. I found inner main seal is failed on both sides. We found nothing wrong with h...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDAF56F82
Thanks in advance . This truck came in and it will not go over 30mph . i scanned computer and there are no codes.It fells like a fuel pump to me but Before i dive into this any help would be appriciated. Thanks Mike P
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L alt. VIN: 1FMFU18L23
Cust. came in battery light on. Checked charging system, putting out 14.1 volts, wiring and plugs look ok. Changed Alt. with new reman light stays on but know not charging battery voltage only, replaced with second Alt. same problem. Replaced with old Alt. wen...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L converter VIN: 1FTSW21P45
rebuilt trans. now the trans comes in and out of lock up. checked duty cycle control seems trys to lockup even though their is not any ground on the control side of the lock up solenoid. replaced t.c.c. solenoid and still the same. any ideas would be gr...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAHP53295
We sub-let a transmission rebuild last year, car came back two months ago with very hard 1-2 shifting. Sent car back to trans. shop and they changed the Electronic pressure control solanoid. Same problem. Sent car to dealer, they said they performed electronic...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24WX6
this thing idles like it's running on 3 cylinders. after not being able to find a map sensor or a barometric sensor, i learned about the esm. i followed the tests in alldata and they indicated faulty esm. replaced, and still have problem. p0106, p0171, and p01... Trouble codes: P0106 (map circuit fault), P0109 (baro sensor circuit intermittent), P0171 (lean b1), P0174 (lean b2), P0175 (rich b2)
2000 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GTHG39FY1
Hello all, This van came to me about a month ago with the complaint of intermittent stall. Customer stated that it would shut off like someone turned the key off. I have not been able to get it to act up while I have had it. It may not restart for a while aft...
2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDKC34F5Y
Lots of black smoke no power,no turbo.P0236 was hard code when came,Pinpointest wastegate solonoid,can operate with scanner on and off,have 15-17 inches of vac at boost solonoid and at wastegate,actuator and rod moves freely. Boost press always at 14-15 P.S.I.... Trouble codes: P0236 (Turbo boost control)
2003 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L No Start, hot no start VIN: 1GTJC33153
the problem has been gradually getting worse cold the truck starts fine it will run all day no problems but if you shut it off even 4 5 minuts it will not restart untill it gets cold if i give it a quick shot of eaither it will fire right back up parts cost to... Trouble codes: P1093
2004 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13TX4
Hey guys. I need some help with this one. This truck came in to our shop the other day with a check engine light. Codes P0171 and P0174 were found. First, I checked all the basics. Fuel pressure, volume, engine vacuum, intake duct leaks, smoke tested the int... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Too Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Too Lean)
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L all VIN: 1HGCB7668L
Thanx in advance,vehicle came in customer stated that trans does not shift properly, was low on 2 qts of fluid.added fluid, and road tested . has harsh/late shift in every gear.Try to get code out TCM. modis says the far right cutout is for code. LED should fl...
1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L clutch master cly VIN: 4S2CY58V6P
Truck came in on hook,customer said he needed the clutch master and slave cly installed.when clutch operation was inspected found that throwout bearing separated from pressure plate. (note this clutch system is a pull type.)After pulling clutch apart found spr...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L park to reverse VIN: SAJGX2741V
This car came straight from an auction house to my shop so we have no service history or drive history. We pulled the trans to replace the rear main seal and the trans input shaft radial seal. I've double checked the fluid color and level to be sure that isnt ...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L oil pan gasket VIN: SAJEA51D93
I'm asking for some info on changing an oil pan gasket on this Jaguar X-type. I have read some posts on doing this with 3.0 engines. I have a 2.5 L. Are they essentially the same? Having never done this before I'm wondering if I need all the special tools for ...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S3Y
This jeep has been back to us few times now for a intermittent long crank then will start. this jeep only does it sometimes, no other codes in computer beside the 1 that is listed above. Car runs good but in the morning has a long crank issue , fuel pressure i... Trouble codes: P0455
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start, No Bus. Blown Fuses VIN: 1J4FF48S4Y
Hello All! Thank you in advance for your help with this one. I normally do not work on too many Jeep's but I am trying to help out a friend with this one. Was towed in stating that it died going down the road, now will crank but will not start. I hooked up my ...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FA49S5Y
Towed in for no start. checked it and it has fuel pressure but no spark and no injector pulse, good power to both. Tried 2 new oem crank sensors, still nothing. The injector noid light fires one time every time you crank it so it does smell like raw fuel and I...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S5Y
hello need some help here this jeep came in after a motor was installed the guy could not make it run he had changed the cam and crank sensors still no luck when i looked at it i followed down mitchells test to come up with the conclusion that the ecm was bad ... Trouble codes: P0202, P0351, P0352
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L memory VIN: SALPM16432
Hello all. I have this nice HSE in for routine service. The driver's seat will move with the controls but immediately returns to the previous position. As soon as a button is released the seat goes back to its original setting. Becm? Any suggestions welcome. T...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALTY194X4
Vehicle Flags P0304 After driving 20 mins or so. Vehicle Came to us from dealership, who had diagnosed problem as a bad ign. wire. Customer stated He had a coolant leak and also wanted an estimate to replace the lower intake gasket. Decided to replace the gask... Trouble codes: P0304 (Missfire Cylinder 4)
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L power door locks VIN: JTHBD18241
i sure hope somebody can help here i have a lexus and really can not find anything to help me the power door lock function as you are driving the vehicle at slow speeds and or stopped the always function to the unlocked position never to the locked pos. and it...
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BD69S20
car starts fine ,untill you go and put gas in it 5 galons,10 galons makes no diffrence after filling it will have to crank 4 times as much to start. you can remove the fuel cap off and on and it will start great untill you go get gas no matter how much (i hav...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM1BC141XV
customer complained of no accel from standing stop. found car would not accel sitting in bay, removed 02 sensor car reved up really well. installed converter and coolant sensor (for code 115)on test drive after has lots better accel but shifts really hard 1-2 ...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L unrun monitors VIN: JM1NB3537X
I have had this car for 1 month. It has run the ox sensor heater and evap monitor. (not ox sensor monitor, egr monitor and cat monitor). I am unable to get anything else to run. I have used the drive cycles from Alldata, Mitchell and one from Mazda (faxed from...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4F2YU09101
Car came in with misfire under load. Did intake gasket, plugs and boots. moved back coils to front. Could not get it to act up after this work. Car left for two weeks. Customer said that car was running real bad and then check engine light came on and it ran s... Trouble codes: P0303
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A82
Thanks ahead of time for any help. The problem that we have come across is that this 3.0 Mazda MPV is presenting symptoms of a miss fire on 1,4,6. We have replaced all spark plugs and coils on cylinders 1,4,6. All compression on all cylinders is dead on, we ha...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L no shut dwn VIN: WDBEA32E0P
vehicle came in intermittant no start and check engine light on when key off and out of ignition. While in nostart found over voltage protection relay bad, Replaced relay starts fine but wont shut off,found #7 fuse has voltage on both pins when fuse is out and...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Unknown VIN: WDBFA76FOX
Hello Everyone, I have this SL600 that the left front brake will RANDOMLY act like the abs system is engaging. Sometimes when it happens I will get traction light flashing, but not all the time. It generally happens when making a right turn or slight right mov...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L torsion bar/spring VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
We need to replace the right side cat convertor. Our observation and Mitchell says remove torsion bar. We have not done a ml320 Merecedes before and Mitchell info and illustrations are different than whats on the car. Could any of you techs that work on Merced...

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1996 Audi A6 2.8L air bag light VIN: WAUJA84A8T
Well, I am closing this one for now. After removing the center console and inspecting the wiring I could not find anything wrong. So I buttoned up everything and charged the battery. We road tested it over 50 miles and no light. I spoke to a local VW garage an...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Exhaust VIN: WAUED24B2Y
Excellent! After two days of driving it finally cleared out. I did end up drilling a hole in the muffler to drain it out and my estimate on how much oil there was was off buy a quart. I welded the hole and all is well. No ck engine light but I warned the cu...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L starter VIN: WAUED24B7Y
The issue turned out to be with the central locking module as I had originally suspected. The second issue I came across was that my Autolgic didnt program the new unit correctly and therefore still would not start. We sent the car to our local Audi dealer for...
1985 Buick Century Limited 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AL19E8F
Hey everyone.Thank you all for the info you offered.This ended up being the timing components.Brought it up on top dead center and pulled the cap.Sure enough 2 teeth off.pulled and restabedthe dist.Ran better until my tech called me to tow him back.Came comple... Trouble codes: 42 (electronic spark timing problem), 34 (map sensor circuit problem).
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 2G1FP22S4R
Hello all sorry it took so long, but anyways thatnk you for all your help to those that responded. I did not fix this vehicle the customer has just had enough of this car and decided not to fix it at this time. I was leaning more towrds the mating issue of t... Trouble codes: 35 (Idle Control Error).
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1GCCSA942W
I want to thank you all for your assistance. All your suggestions were good and helped me here and in the future. The problem was a bad coil. Even tho it worked adn the plug fired I noticed one coil was replaced and the other wasnt so for 25 dollars i decid...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L ebcm VIN: 1GNDM19W7Y
Hey everyone, Thanks for the help. I cleaned the grounds @ the rear of the left head, with no fix. I then replaced the EBCM and found 2 of the soleniods were broken. Thanks for all the help, you guys are a life saver. Mitch
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K01
Hay sorry this took so long like I said originally this was a job from another shop so it was bounced back and forth a few times but it is fix and been gone and back on the road now for 2 weeks now for the fix like a few of you suggested to try was a bcm I did... Trouble codes: U1000 (data line), U1016 (loss of pcm data line), P1631 (theft code).
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16Z82
My tech removed the front o2 sensor and found the catalytic converter is clogged. Most likely the converter is clogged from a rich condition from an injector leaking. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H5X
well we have gotten some education on Chrysler systems, it seems that the PCM and BCM are serial numbered and matched and the serial numbers cannot be changed even by a dealer, only a rebuilder. SO our plan is to try to get the BCM and Key modules from the ...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L security
the people that own this car are old. the tumbler was hanging up, they couldn't crank it, turn the key.. So they say it won't start at times but what they ment, is they can't get the key to turn, that in there mind is "it won't start" sorry for wasting your ti...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L axle seals VIN: 3B7KF2368Y
well i torn this monster back down. I first took my smoke machine to the vent hose on the rear end and could not find any leaks.Took the right side apart again,took emery cloth to were the seal ride for a good 20 minutes installed new seal and took the nipple ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L hard start VIN: 3B7KF23671
have performed all test and noted things to look at from all that replied no real pin point to why it starts hard after 1/2 tank of fuel the only suspect issue now after customer had truck at dealer is a new vp44 pump but this is ...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 11D7HA16D8
After many checks and double checks, seeing all voltage correct at the pcm, and one more smoke(smoke machine that is). Everything I was suppose to have was there then code p0443 returned again. I tried pulling a vacuum and jumping the wires to make my switch... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap. Purge system performance).
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA55431
well it is out of here. the problem turner out to be the coil. it would not fire on 2 and 6 when it went under load. scanner and scope did not pick it up but old school method did unplugging one plug wire at a time and that is what we found replaced coil and a...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L fans VIN: 1FAFP53U12
Ok guys most of you said check the amperage draw on the fans, well I forgot to mention I already did that. Not know what was to much amperage I just replaced them but still overheated. So I decided to replace the other 2 fan relays and its been over a week and...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWF31P95
Sorry for the long delay. I did fix this truck. It turned out to be the cylinder 4 injector seat cracked and blew out the o ring. I replaced the injector, dummy plug seals, stc fitting and oil tube o rings. The only problem is I couldn't find the piece of the ... Trouble codes: P0671.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L long crank VIN: 1FTWF31P95
Thanks for everyone's help. I did track the problem down to the front timing cover was severely scored from some kind of debris tearing the cover and the pump apart. If you manually prime the oil canister and crank it will start and run fine. But once the truc...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L battery light VIN: 1GTEK19T72
All the information given was very useful. After checking battery again and found no problems I cleaned all power and ground locations on the battery and Alt. I checked all connections to the Alt. and made sure all was tight to the Alt. and PCM. Kept truck for...
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Fuel Filling VIN: 1GNEK13R64
18 replies that were all very similar. Disconnect the lines to the vent solenoid and then dispense gas into vehicle. If it now flows it's a stuck vent solenoid.. Also there's an updated vent solenoid with a separate filter assembly that's available. The update...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: KMHDN45D62
Wow, what a pain. Evaporator core was pretty evident of leakage with uv light on dye. Dealer claims to not be real common. It was definitely not a fun job. Would do a Dodge any day compared to this. Anyway car is fixed and customer happy. Thanks alot guy...
1946 Jeep CJ2A 134CID engine
The replies were all very good. After all this, we just decided to tear it down all the way. Only real problem found so far is broken top ring on 1 cyl and lots of carbon. The crank looks very good, cam and bushings, lifters, valves, springs, timing gears,...
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L Starting VIN: SALTL16493
sorry took so long to get bk but turned out to be the crank sensor
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: 1546656555
replaced cam sensor on back of cylinder head runs great thanks iatn
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
I changed the fuel filter & gave the car back to the customer. Havent heard back yet. Thanks to all that helped. Louie Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel adapt), P0173 (fuel adapt).
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y71
Thanks to all the many emails. This truck is fixed and gone.I did have voltage at the vacuum cut valve solinoid, but if I moved the wires going to the sensor I would lose voltage. What I found was another wire barely touching in the insulation.It was the harne... Trouble codes: P1490.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D71
this vehicle is finally fixed .it ended up being the fuel tank pressure sensor.i tied into the wiring and read the voltage while driving .found voltage not within specs.i had to use a used sensor dealer kept sending wrong part and could not find the right one.... Trouble codes: P0455, P1448.
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L shift lever VIN: 1G2NE52M5T
First of all I want to thank all of you guys that read the help mails and do your best to help others. We all been there. This problem was really sneaky. It was blowing the fuse really intermittantly. One day I got lucky when I was going to move the car out bu...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: YS3EF48Z91
The prevailing opinion was to simply duplicate the circuit by runnin new wires to replace the questionable ones. Car works great and the job was easy, easier that digging out the junctions again... Thanks to all Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition discharge module not powered Bank 2).
2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AZ55F56
2006 Scion xB 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT33416
Most of the replies mentioned the TSB for a reflash for the P0335 code but we had already ruled that out. The reflash is for a false setting the code, not for an actual problem. As mentioned we were seeing the signal dropout, a reflash won't fix that. After is... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor), P0339 (Crank Sensor).
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality
I would like to thank all of the Tech's that replied to this post. I cannot get the owner to let loose of the vehicle. on the bright side I mentioned that it could be a issue with the cooling lines to the throttle body and that is where i would start the repai...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG12K8T
This ones fixed. At some point the wires going down the timing cover had a small argument with the belt. The cut exposed just enough wire to cause a short to the shielding around the harness going to the crank sensor. I found this by the old wiggle test. What ... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340, P1335.
2001 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L ignition VIN: 2T1CF22P11
Well this is fixed and down the road. Tom from California hit it right on the head. Water pump was leaking a little and it must have shorted out the crank sensor, it did however ohm out correctly. Replaced the water pump, timing belt and crank sensor, car star...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L dome lights/battery drain VIN: 1NXBR12E61
OK gang. Hope everybody had a good Holiday. Thanks for all the replies. As Jesser & Jay said, it's not really a "relay" despite what Toyota calls it. It's just an integrated circuit board with a chime built in. This "relay" controls the dome lights & all ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L instrument cluster VIN: 3VWPA81H5W
problem was the ignition switch...the radio and instrument cluster are always illuminated and that is normal replacing ignition switch took care of the electrical draw
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L engine starting VIN: 3VWAA81EXW
most of you nailed it. i replaced the coil with oe coil and all issues are resolved. thanks!
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUK63B73
Sorry to take so long to respond guys but this job is very intense and take a long time. We replaced the cam gear/adjuster on bank 2 intake and that did correct the problem..BUT...MAKE SURE TO DO ALL 4...We recommended all four to the customer but the approve... Trouble codes: P0021 (intake a camshaft position timing over advanced bank 2), P0018 (crankshaft position/camshaft position correlation bank 2 sensor a).
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