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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L Navigation system VIN: 2HNYD18462
This MDX is my wife's. We bought it from a used car lot and they didn't have the code for the navigation system. The full VIN is [...]. I called the dealer with this info and they gave me a code 3713. When...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD28D3X
This audi runs with a rouph idle not so much at cold start more at hot idle. i can hear air woosh noise on start up and then goes away after a short while. I look over the secondery hoses and looks ok the pcv was real brittle. the manual has me checking for o2... Trouble codes: P0411
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L pcm VIN: 1G6KD54Y1V
Towed in with crank no start. Security system malfunction displayed on IPC: "Theft system problem, car may not restart". Did some research and concluded that since the engine cranks there is not a problem with the VATS. Tried to pull codes from the PCM but the...
1993 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LY15AXP
This Beretta with a quad 4 sets a dtc 32 for egr error after it runs for about 30 seconds. There is no egr on a quad 4 & no code 32 diag for a quad 4. I replaced the ecm & prom with factory parts & it was no help. Otherwise car drives fine. Any ideas would be ... Trouble codes: 32 (egr error)
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Fan Actuation VIN: 2G1WL52MXS
The engine cooling fans do not appear to operate when the engine coolant temperature exceeds the normal range. With a scan tool connected, I allowed the coolant temperature to reach 215 degrees F. Neither of the cooling fans turned on. I have a factory manual ...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Speedometer Odometer VIN: 86BNHM9471
Speedo drops out and bounces with turn signial. Mostly left.Other gauges seem unafected. Is there a commom point other then grounds? I have pulled the firewall junction block found it cleen, no green funk. checked wireing under battery no problem found. The Wa...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W6X
hi guys this is a tough one truck came in with a no start checked everything all paths lead to bad pcm replaced with new reflashed unit still no start . played the parts swapping game to no avail went through alldatas no start diagnostic procedure all paramite...
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS19X6X
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L unsupported systems VIN: 1GCHK23U51
trying to do emissions testing on this vehicle and it fails due to readiness. not ready moniters = 0 02 sensor completed 02 sensor heater = unsupported cat. conv.= unsupported sec. air= unsupported egr= unsupported evap = unsupported we are clearing and driv... Trouble codes: N/A
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on, P0106 Map sensor VIN: 1GNDT13S14
Car Originally came in with MIL on & no power on acceleration.Map sensor code P0106 , Coolant sensor code P0128 , O2 lean code & O2 rich code & system lean code. Found Restricted CAT & replaced that & the upstream O2 sensor. Road tested & MAP sensor code came ... Trouble codes: P0106 (MAP sensor performance)
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCHK23D66
this vehicle looses power and falls on its face on heavy acceleration. sometimes at slower speeds but all the time at speeds around 80mph if you accelerate hard. the boost psi drops down from around 30 to about 5. no codes. i am trying to check the fuel system...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT58K86
Vehicle has intermittent No Start, door locks cycle, dash gauges go to zero and ABS traction control light comes on. The last time this happened vehicle hit a big pot hole and vehicle stalled. The other problems were happening previous to the vehicle hitting t... Trouble codes: U0140, U0073
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L heater core VIN: 1G1AL55F37
heater core has black spot in the middle of the core. has no metal or scews near it. i know that its electralis, but what do you recomend to stop this from happing again? has been flushed and chaged to green coolent when the core was replaced last year. i wil...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L cruise control VIN: 3GCEC13J58
LIsten to this, long story. My customer owns this 2008 Chevy pick-up with no factory cruise, but wants us to install this option. Heck yea we will try anything. Did some research, with the help of identifix, seems like all we have to do is replace the clock sp...
1993 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Trans shifting VIN: 1C3XU4536P
Got a real sweet one. This Lebaron has an intermittent shifting problem. I have had the car for two weeks and driven it six times for over a half hour each time. It has happened for me once. If it is over 40 mph on decel the trans goes into 3rd gear and stays ...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Surge VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
Got a wierd one here. Vehicle came in for overheating, surge, and speedometer irratic. Overheating was fixed with thermostat and seemed to have no relation with the surge or irratic speedometer. Vehicle speed sensor matches the speedometer. Cruising down the r...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Sunroof VIN: 3C4FY58844
Car came in with same problem. We replaced the motor and performed the teach procedure, but it didn't learn. The system appears to be simple, but it does not learn the new position and keeps stopping a littlebit before the end of the track. Track is clean, che...
1992 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L No Start VIN: JB3XD64B3N
Need help badly!!!This car came in to the shop as a no start.I had no spark and no injector pulse. I did my testing and confirmed the computer was bad. Sent the computer out to be rebuilt. When I got the computer back I installed it and car would still not sta...
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Ignition fuse VIN: 1B7GL22X8Y
Help please this dakota is killing me. truck came in 4 weeks ago with a blown ignition fuse replaced fuse and truck was fine. then customer brought back the truck say turn signals inop replaced turn signal switch and truck left. the customer got drunk at a gol...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ56H4Y
Unable to perform evap test to confirm repair. LDP replaced 6-11-2009. Customer stats light came back on 6-12-2009 morning same code. Unable to perform evap test for after repairs and only test can run with modis is LDP switch key on engine off(Modis is only u... Trouble codes: P1394 (p1494 - leak detection pump switch or mechanical fault)
2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L limp mode VIN: WDXPD94496
Vehicle came in in limp mode with p0743 pulled pan and it was full of metal and needle bearings put in jasper reman still have same code test all cicuits to trans from module and all test fine the thing that seems weird is that there is only 3.6v coming out of...
1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Transmission VIN: 1FDEE14H9M
Ok transmission guys, This is my personal vehicle which I loaned to a family member (grin). It has the E4OD transmission in it which has never given me a problem until now. My brother-in-law was towing a trailer in overdrive and apparently overheated the tran...
1997 Ford Pickup F250 5.8L slave cylinder
we got this ford pkup in for clutch replacement.we replaced clutch,plate,slave cylinder,clutch master,the whole 9 yards.i'm having trouble bleeding the slave.we've tried pumping up the system to bleed,have tried letting it sit with clutch depressed and cap off...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
This truck came to us hard to start and running rough with blue/white smoke. Upon driving, it totally clears out, smoke and all, like it was flooded. Able to duplicate rough running by long decelleration or letting it sit a while, and again under acceleration ...
2001 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA58441
Hello I have a strange one here. Customer came in with a odd no start condition. His kids sat in the van with both sliding doors open listening to the radio till battery was to low to start van. They jump van and drove 60 miles home in the daytime he let th...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW21F72
This vehicle only overheats when pulling a trailer at 70+ mph. The thermostat has been replaced by the dealer & they checked for combustion gases in the cooling system. Vehicle does not consume antifreeze & never belches coolant out of reservoir when temp. gau...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L door locks VIN: 1FTYR44V42
Does anyone know how to disable the "sleep mode" on the door locks? The problem we are running into presented itself after an aftermarket remote car starter was installed. If the door is locked by means of the button on the door panel, the power locks go into ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L theft system VIN: 1FTRX18L22
thanks in advance for any help on this, cust complaint,goes out to get in truck cranks but no start theft light flashing. towwed in could not duplcate,this happens once more,had codes for pcm losing mem,still could not duplicate concern. have replaced inst clu...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L rear wiper VIN: 1FAFP59U72
rear wiper will work on spray but when u turn on wiper it moves for 2sec than stops than moves than stops no park if i add power to wire at switch works ok if i disconect motor watch test light same on off i need help please.its kicking my but all i can think ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P45
well i have an 05 powerstroke that recently had the high pressure oil pump an all 8 glow plugs installed by another shop. i have a no start condition.my icp pressure is at 1200 psi,oil level is full,performed injector buzz test passed.i removed the glow plugs ...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73W45
Hi Guys,This truck came in with Code p0401. We diagnosed an Egr module - no change in voltage with vacuum applied. We also had an Egr code with the KOER Test. The code is still setting, but without any KOER codes. I have verified that vacuum supplies and intak... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient egr flow detected)
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34N17
Help me ford guys. I replaced the cylinder head on this 2.0 focus. I followed the instructions to a "T". I assembled the cylinder head and when i went to start it it won't start. I double checked and triple checked my timing and it keeps coming up good. Also I...
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, high idle speed VIN: 1GJHG39U73
This 15 passenger van came in with a high idle complaint and a P0507B high idle speed code. I started it cold and it idled a little high, but not bad. I hooked up the scanner and it would give me the DTC but no datastream on the manufacturer screen. It would g... Trouble codes: P0507
2005 GMC Canyon Z71 SLE 3.5L Driveline VIN: 1GTDT13605
This truck develops a driveline vibration above 40 mph. It only happens on smooth road and will go away if you hit a bump or if you engage 4 wheel high mode. Once you do that it will go away for a while and eventually return. It is intermittent and does not ha...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Struts VIN: 2HKRL1863X
Vehicle had struts(Sens-Trac), springs (Honda OEM) and upper mounts/bearings (KYB)replaced at our shop. Also had front brake rotors and pads replaced. Outer tie rods also replaced. Sent van out for sublet alignment and was informed that there is a major case o...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SASRB78824
clear codes and vehicle free revs fine til code 2646 sets then it wont rev over 3 grand...wont get above 40 mph...alldata calls for special tools to check oil pressure? anywhere else i can look? this is the second one of these i have had that has kicked my tai... Trouble codes: P2646
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L MIL Lamp on
P0442 Small Leak. Replaced gas cap and smoke tests. found no smoke and still falls and resets [...]. Anyone with any help. Thanks! Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap Slow Leak)
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: KNHDN45D23
Group I have a strange one that is driving me nuts. I have a really good customer(at the moment!!) that has an intermittent misfire he believes. He drives about 350-500 miles a day and it is misfiring on start up and while driving only occasionally. We tuned t...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN4624V
Customer brought me car because has spent several thousand dollar with anouther shop trying to repair intermitten Stalling and cutting out. I have disconnected the o2 Sensors both of them with little to know chg on my scanner. I am contemplating installing an ... Trouble codes: P2626 (Linear O2 pumping current Trim), P0032 (O2 Heater Control Ckt High B1S1), P0038 (O2 Heater control ckt High B1S2)
1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Misfire VIN: JACDH58V4N
Hi Gang, This one has us very puzzled, vehicle came in on the hook, there is a major misfire in cylinders #3 + #4, tested ignition system and and found a weak coil on #4 (replaced)spark plugs were gas fouled (replaced), performed compression test with average...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L ignition VIN: 1J4G258SFV
came in with blown head gasket..(oil and water mix)told client would have to futher diag miss at idle and under load condition..client took car for a few days then returned..after a short period of time the car will not start at all now due to very very low sp...
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L cooling fan VIN: 1J4GL58K73
has code p1491 cooling fan not working has 12 volt at relay plug under battery but no power coming out to fan.applyed 12 volt to fan and fan works.has anyone seen a problem like this hope you can help. jim
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L air direction VIN: 1J4GW48S74
Hi eveyone, This Jeep came in with 2 problems.This vehicle has manuel temp control with vacuum line on it. First problem was the a/c light on the panel would go off and if I tapped the panel it come back on, so I replaced the panel. That part is fine. The othe...
2006 Jeep Commander 4.7L Broken exhaust manifold bolts VIN: 1J8HG48N36
Good evening Jeep Commander Specialist. Hope someone in our trade has had the opportunity to work on one of these Lovely Machines. Problem is several broken bolts on left rear exhaust manifold. Alldata says about 2.7 hours to remove and install new manifold/ga...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: KNADC12504
Help Guys...this one is killing me. This Kia came in with the head off from another shop. She was upset at them for??? Installed head (reman - looked very good)with new gaskets and headbolts started up ran great - test drove never ran hot.She picked it up and ...
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Cuts out VIN: JT8UZ30C3P
hello, i am trying to help a customer with a problem. very occasionally and randomly her lexus cuts out, like somebody turned the ignition switch off. when this happens, the dash display winks out. it always restarts when tried and dash comes back immediately....
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1LNLM97V6T
The engine still over heats. But when you pull over the temperature goes does go down eventually expecially when you put the heat on.The water pump seems to be pumping because the bleeder on the pipe were we are trying to purge the air out of is flowing nice. ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L lack of power VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
This 2000 Lincoln LS driver's window was not working. The door panel was removed and the window regulator was found broken. The driver's side window regulator was replaced and the window was working fine. The customer said the next day the window was not worki... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
1991 Mazda 626 2.2L Stall VIN: 1YV6D22B5M
This car was brought to me from another shop, did not run right after tune up from them. Finished the tune uo with new wires and fuel filter, rechecked plug gap OK. ran better but had a miss at idle. replaced distributor with 2 used ones. Runs better now, but ...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450sl 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441200
Hi, I have a problem I hope some one can help me, I have no power to fuel pump I have tested #1 relay witch i believe is fuel pump relay, I have no power to # 86 terminal witch is from fuel injector relay. # 30 has votage,#85 has ground,so I need to check fuel...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG78J71
New customer came in w/ left bank(7-12)dead and CE light on. Complaint of ran rough and sluggish. Scanned w/AutoBoss scanner and found misfire codes for all cyl. on left bank along w/ P0300. Checked IATN for clues and proceded to inspect for oil in wiring harn... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple misfire), P0307 (Misfire cyl.7), P0308 (misfire cyl.8), P0309 (misfire cyl.9), P0310 (misfire cyl.10), P0311 (misfire cyl. 11)
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L A/C comp VIN: WDBLJ65G81
hi guys, i have this clk320. A/C inoper. system fully charge.EC light on the control head stays on.Customer said dealer told her need some kind of part few years ago,but it was too expensive to fix so they just charge the system and A/C worked through summer a...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33494
Car towed in for crank/no start. Found tach to move as engine would crank, so wanted to ck fuses and found carpets wet and water damage. We had a big rain fall in south beach and this is where the car came from. So we rmoved seats and carpet and found module o...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46H01
Car came in from a local dealer with a PO304, we verified the dealers maintenance recommendations and replaced the plugs, cap,rotor and wires along with the valve cover gaskets due to excessive oil in spark plug tubes. After repairs the car continues to interm... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire Cylinder 4)
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JN1CA21D9T
Have customers vehicle with a hard starting concern at all times. Does not matter if vehicle is warmed up or cold. If vehicle is running and you shut it off it will have delayed start if tried to start back up. Cranks for about 10 seconds than fires up. Vehicl...
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N6ED27Y91
Hello everyone I need your help on this nissan frontier that intermittantly blow the 10 amp fuse for engine control.I'm puzzled by this problem because it started 2 days after we replaced the timing belt I dont know if its just a coincidence.I have already dou...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1G2WP12K1W
I have a 98 Grand Prix that came in for a/c blowing only on high. We had replaced the resistor for this problem about 3 months ago and it is now doing it again. The only difference is that this time when you turn the blower know off of high to the next lower s...
2004 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G2JB12F44
I have a 2004 Sunfire that sometimes after the vehicle is warmed up & you come to a stop & and sit still in gear or park at idle for 20 seconds to 3 minutes will just stall. It feels as if you just turn the key off. When its happening its verry consistent. But...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L no rev VIN: YS3FB49S33
we rebuilt trans have no reverse with p0748 check wiring ok replace sol no changes replace slt sol and tcm still no rev thanks for any help i have check all d wiring fuses mlp wire cont now pulling my hair out
2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AJ52F83
we have this saturn in our shop with a check engine lite on-- codes-p0130---p1133-both related to o2 sensor fault-when it runs at idle it shakes but not all the time-customer also states that it will run rough while driving-those are the only two codes that ke... Trouble codes: P0130 (o2 sensor fault-bank one sensor one), P1133 (ho2s bank one sensor one-not switching)

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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Headlights VIN: 19UUA5601A
Sorry guys, the car never made it back, I did get some helpfull replies that stated to carefully check to make sure it has not been in a wreck, and too look for bare wires,I will let you know what happens if the car comes back by reposting the car, again thank...
1995 Audi S6 2.2L No Start VIN: WAULA84A3S
Sorry fellows on two things, this was a 95 Audi. thanks to service writers. after checking all inputs on the track curcuits from ernie, colorado. thanks again ernie but had a friend at another shop who had one of these vehicles and let me try to plug and play ...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L suspension VIN: WAUED64B41
2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Windows, sunroof,door locks, interior lights VIN: WAULD64B04
Found # 14 fuse blown after original check of fuse box and after central locking module replacement... R&I'd R/ seat and reepaired wiring @ side hinge to rear footwell light... all is working now and no re-blown fuse and no codes present..!!!thanks to all for ...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABB1301K
Found that the engine computer is sending a signal to the coil but not strong enough signal to fire coil properly. Installed after market ignition module for test and vehicle runs. New ecm solved problem. Thanks to all who send info for help.
1992 BMW 850i 5.0L loss of power VIN: WBAEG2316N
Obtained set of PVL plug wires for both both sides of "V", returned the Prenco as defective, runs like a top. Will only replace wires on the 12's with a good brand from now on.
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L temp door VIN: 1G6KY5490X
You were all right on the mark! I reclaimed the R134 to find just one half pound in a 2 pound system. I was really suprised the compressor could run and cool the car on the passenger side with such a low charge in the system. Thanks everyone for the help!
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GCHG39F8Y
Well everyone pretty much had this one. It was the injector driver module. I had the hardest time finding this relocate kit. I was unable to locate one here in Canada but I ordered one from Heath Diesel, they were great to deal with, the only problem was the b...
1994 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0L a/c system VIN: 1C3EU4533R
Finally, this one is fixed!!! Thanks to all who replied. Turns out the evap box was taken out 4 years ago, but the custmer really never drives the car but around town. ( only 6000 miles on car ) After several hours of thinking about this problem, I decided t...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Engine VIN: 1C3AL46U81
First I would like to say thank you to everyone that replied to this post. We may have dodged the bullet on this 2.7, but after reading the replies, I have decided that I will never own one. We had many huddles over this vehicle but one technician at our shop ...
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L ride VIN: 2C3KA53G66
Hey Guys, Thanks for all the replies, Jeffrey [...] was right on it , the tension rod had a bad joint at the spindal, once we took it off the car we found play in the joint (very small amount), I would have never guessed it would make that much noise, ...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R34
thanks to all that replied, swaping the injector was a great idea, when i removed the injectors i found the tip on #2 was melted, the reason for the original repairs was do to coolant leaks, costomer said vehicle never over heated but after seeing this problem... Trouble codes: P0202.
2004 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L insturment cluster VIN: 1D4GP25R64
o.k. So I amk still waiting because of the current financial situation with chrysler they're suppliers are not sending out parts because they may not get payed for them, so it looks like this van will not be fixed till chrysler is. I know this is hard to be...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L a/c controlls VIN: 1D4HD48N95
ok found he problem it was strange the abs conroll unit was shorted and sending a signal back through fuse 24 to a/c controlls. thanks for the help.
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Windshield Wipers VIN: 1FTYR10C8W
Thanks for all your responses but was unable to locate source of problem tried all of your suggestions but to no avail, I added extra grounds and powers and bye passed harness from switch to gem. checked for shorts to power and ground on every darn wire to the...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FDAF56S6X
From the 15 recomendations ( to many to thank individualy) we recieved We decided to remove the head with the engine in the truck. It was straight forward, all we had to do was hold the rear 4 head bolts up w/ zip strips and it came out without any clerance is...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Ok, well 150 miles later and truck hasn't run this good in 2 years. Now, what made the fuse blow I guess we're never gonna know and it's even harder to say due to the fact everybody and there grandma has touched this vehicle and it's had more parts thrown at i... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2s Heater Circuit and P0155), P1754 (Coast Clutch Solenoid Malfunction), P0743 (tcc), P0750 (Tranny Solenoid circuit A and 755 B), P1747 (Pressue Control Solenoid A Short Circuit), P1409.
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF47F9Y
Thanks to all of you that replied. Sorry it took me so long to post, but I just fixed the truck yesterday as I was on vacation for a while and came back to work with a huge stack of repair orders. Anyway, like some of you said I put a fuel pressure gauge on ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTWW33PX3
After changing the fuel filters we had the updated reflash done to the computor...customer has vehicle, and no complaints so far.Thanx for all your help
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L instruments charging VIN: 1FTSF31L74
Thanks to Brain,Christopher,Paul,David,Laneurd,Harold,Ray,Adam and Mathew. The problem was that the Over Drive wire harness shorted on the sterring coulm. We removed the steering coulm covers and found the OD wire had rubbed on the colum. Reapir wire and te...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1GTGK29U31
This vehicle is fixed,mike [...] hit the nail on the head. For some reason the b1s1 o2 sensor would intermittantly short to power and drive the fuel trims way negative never setting an o2 code. Then just clear up, no pattern or reason. Thank-you for all the o... Trouble codes: 300 (Random misfire).
2004 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13TX4
This truck is fixed thanks to all of you. Some of you told me to check the EGR and try unplugging the O2s but this truck is not equipped with an EGR system. I didn't bother unplugging the O2s because they were new.(or at least one of them) One of the guy... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Too Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Too Lean).
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L int no start VIN: 1HGCG2250X
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. As most suggested, the ignition switch is highly suspect on these vehicles. We took a stab at it and replaced the switch and have had no problems. The 3rd gear switch code was returned to a transmission sh...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L power door locks VIN: JNKCA31A0Y
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF01AX2
Wow! We had this car for a month! Thank God the customer was super understanding and appreciative of all the time we spent on it, considering the dealer gave up on it. (It helps we gave him a loaner car as well). The problem was the crank sensor. I did a input... Trouble codes: P0605.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L slips VIN: SAJKN6048X
Thanks to everyone for the help, I actually posted this with the wrong heading, it should have said "No Forward". Regardless, the customer is going to wait until he has money, because the trans. needs to come out.
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 123NOTVIN1
have not done a fix on this car as of yet//have done so many things with no apperant fix in sight the only saving grace is the client will not be back in town for another two weeks..thanks to those who tried to help..sorry no good info to report
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FY1957W
After extensive testing and further research, we disconnected the upstream o2 sensor and drove vehicle for a day. While it didn't run very smooth it did not stumble and hesitate like it did before. We replaced upstream o2 and have not had problem since. Thanks...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L alternator VIN: 1L1FM81W7Y
Thanx to all who responded, turns out the new alternator was bad. Jim from Washington said it right,"New = Never ever worked". I thought of that possibility, but never had a problem with this supplier before. So I was reluctant to call it bad. Anyway installl...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LVNHM87A5
Big thanks to Richard and Kenneth. The problem turned out to be the PCM power relay in the underhood junction block. More accurately the problem was me cutting corners. I checked the powers and grounds, but I did it with a test light and no load on the circuit... Trouble codes: U1262 (SCP data fault for J1850 BUS).
1986 Mazda B2000 SE-5 2.0L gauge VIN: JM2UF31166
Well, I guess I was the only guy on the planet who did not know the location of this thing. The amazing thing was, even after I knew the location, it was hard to see because it was covered in oil and was broken off at the nut. The wire had been tucked back b...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Battery VIN: WDBRF64J02
Well, seems as tho this one got by me... I started, (before initiating a help request), diconnecting the front seat modules, and trunk light, and the amp readings stayed the same, even after waiting 30-45 min. So, as I went further, I was sure it had to be in...
2007 Mercedes-Benz B200 2.0L reset FSS count VIN: WDDFH34X17
thank you for all the people who replied to my request and all very helpful,sorry it took so long to close the request because i went on a holiday and wasnt abble to close it before i left,i appreciate all your help.peter
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1AB51D72
Thank you to all that have responded. The initial call to a dealer stated that there was no warranty left on this vehicle but the customer called another dealer and they stated that there is a recall on this computer and that it would be covered for another 8 ...
1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY54CLH
I want to thank everyone who replied. Taking time out of your busy lives to help others is really cool. Well I think we got it fixed, We are a subaru shop and only work on this car because I coach thier daughter. Anyway, I found a melted wire to the cam senso... Trouble codes: 41.
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX52K7V
REPLACED AFTERMARKET BALANCER with NEW GM BALANCER. thanks for all the replies. special thanks to Mike from Oklahoma. he suggested that possibly the aftermarket balancer would be poorly made and not meet GM's spec. he was right. we removed their balancer and c...
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L temp gauge VIN: YS3FB45S65
thanks to all who replied i had it towed to saab dealer to have cluster programmed and every thing is fine now. thanks again.
1998 Saturn SL 1.9L Engine VIN: 1G8ZF5288W
Per the replies and the other fixes found on here, we decided against reinstalling the cylinder head and installed a replacement from Alabama Cylinder head. We sent the cylinder head out to a local machinist who couldn't find any indication of a crack. He didn...
2003 Saturn L200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU54F83
Well haven't been able to spend any time with this vehicle, the replies i recieved talked about false information, or a bad o2 sensor. I think its the ecm confused, or a short to voltage some where confusing the ecm. The numbers recorded were all from the fre... Trouble codes: 172 (ststem rich), 171 (lean), 171 (lean).
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Surge VIN: 4TAVL52N5X
Check map was out of Range Replace.Still Doing the Same. Check TP Switch it Check Good With Scaner And Volt Meter. But That Was All To Be Replace Fix Truck ??? Trouble codes: 505 (iac).
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