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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L goes into limp mode VIN: WBAHD6310M
I do some heavy diagnostic work for this trans shop from timt to time. This particular hydramatic trans is going into the limp-in mode (it seems to do it after trans shifts all the way thru the gears and goes into lock-up). I checked for codes and come up with...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGL63472
hi bmw guyz i got this bmw i'm using modis and i have these codes listed below.couldn't find any info on thses codes. only 1 i found which is service bulletin for code 279b. replacing thermostat temp sensor and engine harness.couldn't even find any description... Trouble codes: 27A0, 279D (control engine fan), 279B (thermostat jamming), 277F (crankshaft sensor), 27BB (camshaft control outlet vanos), 27B1
1993 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL1299P
Hey guys, Customer came in with a high idle problem all the time. Scanned for codes. DTC P030 - Idle speed control RPM out of range. Engine idles at approx. 1,500RPM all the time. Checked for binding cables, throttle etc, and found plunger on ISC motor fully e... Trouble codes: P0030
1992 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBCS10A7P
This is a Chevy s-10 2wd mail truck. Truck came in last week for running poor. The other tech changed the Fuel Pump due to low pressure, problem fixed. Truck came in today for running poor under load. Checked Fuel Pressure, found it to be good. Wasnt sure of i... Trouble codes: 44 (lean)
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L abs VIN: 1G1YY23P7P
Hi guys this is car has an ABS false activation. The system has ASR. When I'm in the car hitting the gas and not moving the rear end I hear a buzzing noise. Scan tool hook up found the Left Front ABS speed sensor moving up and about 1 to 9 MPH just giving it g...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEK19K7S
this truck starts up fine for a few seconds then just dies. i have replaced everything. i have tried 2 different known good ecm's but have come up with nothing. i have good fuel volume and pressure. any help would be appreciated. thanks.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Warning lamp VIN: 1GCEC14X63
Hello all. I have a 2003 Chev. here that's driving me crazy! First of all the customer drove it completely dry of brake fluid!!! I found that the front two lines that run from the ABS module to the front calipers were leaking. After checking on the lines runni...
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEC13T55
Have this 05 tahoe from body shop. will not start cranks over fine. They drove it into bays then did body work now will not run. truck hit left frt corner. I have a U1000 code always current in IPC, BCM, SIR, ABS, ONstar, ACM. All other modules no codes. I rep... Trouble codes: U1000
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1AK15F66
Hello again and help from the GM gurus... This cobalt intermittantly stalls on acceleration. It has happened to the customer 3 times. All 3 times it was on acceleration from a dead stop and when turning left. IE : stopped in turning lane waiting for hole in tr... Trouble codes: P0128, P0106, P0300
2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD36J3Y
having a c.o.p. chrysler giving me grief. Under accel it begins to misfire on what feels like a single cylinder. shortly after the tach will fluctuate about 1000 rpms and other cylinders seem to drop out. both VERY randomly!! with a mastertech no misfires were... Trouble codes: P0355
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 2C8GP44373
This van has a lack of power at about 4500 rpm wot. the fuel pressure never varies just feels like it runs out of power if you let off a little bit the power will return untill wot again. Tps readings are correct and when it runs out of power the O2 readings p...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Lighting VIN: 1B4GP25371
We have a 2001 Caravan and are trying to find the left and right combination relays. Alldata and Shopkeys say that they are located in the left rear quarter panel but we have not been able to find them. Can anyone give us a hint where they might be located Tha...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7GG32N92
Thanks in advance. This truck came in on a hook no start died on road. It started in our shop after cranking a few times. We found the Engine 2 fuse was broken. I say broken because it didn't look like a typical blow fuse it looked like it was just broken. We ...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L timing cover gasket VIN: 1D7HU18N84
this truck came in ,had been overheated several times by owner. sniffed cooling system found compression gases in cooling system.pulled heads had resurfaced and cracked checked them.had ordered gaskets - the timing cover originaly has a metal shim gasket w/a s...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31S4V
This is the initial start-up of an engine r&r. The replacement engine is supposed to have 55,000 miles on it. I doubt it... Anyway, I have a misfire that's most pronounced as soon as overdrive kicks in, but is noticeable almost all the time. If I take it off a...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 2FAFP71WXW
Car came in overheated with only overheated codes, found inop radiator electric fan. Changed the fan motor and now fan "On" at 216 degrees and "Off" at 198 degrees. Car idles good and no more overheating but when shifted into reverse or drive it stumbles and m...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L condenser VIN: 2FTZX0868W
technician has installed now 3 new condensers. the problem is the lower light hand side of the condenser keeps rupturing, causing a large leak. the high side psi never goes above 210psi and the low not over 40psi before failure. failure is occuring within 3 - ...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51UXW
98 ford windstar van logged code p1450 unable to bleed up fuel tank vacuum. have already replaced vent valve that was plugged with dirt after cleaning inlet hose with air. am not sure where to look from here.
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA57411
customer said van was running fine down the highway and all of a sudden fell on its face no power/ would idle but no throttle response towed to shop pulled codes p0171/p0174 lean both banks replaced upper and lower intake gaskets no change put reman maf in no ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L mil VIN: 1FAFP55U82
Getting code B2992 (Pretensioner circuit failure). I have a flashing code "33" on the MIL, also. I read in Alldata that I need to put in a jumper tool to check the air bag computer out...and it mentions a low resistance reading. I do not have the jumpers, and ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Transmission range sensor VIN: 1FTSX31PX3
Customer towed truck in. Cooler lines broke in front, all trans.fluid lost. Customer pulled over to investigate when he went to start there was no crank. repaired cooler lines filled with fluid but no crank nor reverse lights. inspected all fuses and relays, w...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L frontbrakes VIN: 1FAFP34373
2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire VIN: IZVHT82H76
I have a 06 Mustang GT with go fast goodies on it. It came in running very poorly with VERY bad misfires. It did not have codes for misfire but felt like it was running out of gas. Customer said it was run low on fuel and he replaced the filter. He said it had...
2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S73
this envoy is entering reduced engine power mode when the mil comes on with codes p1221 p1271 and p1481. the code can be cleared and normal engine operation will resume for up to a couple of days. vehicle will also intermtitently cruise at 40mph. without accel... Trouble codes: P1221, P1271, P1481
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23235
Greetings. I have a 2005 GMC Seirra 2500HD that doesnt start. There is no fuel pump relay command tested directly off the ECM. I tried jumping the relay and the truck started... Twice... After that, nothing. There is no ECM communication with the scanner. When...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 2HGEJ6673W
Hello to all. I have a Honda that has a fluctuating temperature needle, thermostat fails to open at times. Replaced head gasket and radiator, still intermintently overheats. Verified that engine temp is 220+ when problem occurs. What am I missing? I suspect no...
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L all gauges VIN: IHGEM22983
I really hope you honda guys can help me out there. I have a 2003 honda civic ex, that the gauges dont work after the customer jump started her car. I ran a self test of the gauges and they all work. There is no codes stored. I really dont know what to do next...
2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56736
Thanks in advance for any help that you may be able to give. ( sorry below is a little extensive ) 7-2-09 Received this vehicle back again this morning ( on back of Flatbed ) Customer complaint again, Stalled while driving. Will start after sitting for 45 m... Trouble codes: P0563 (ECM/PCM Power Source Circuit Unexpected Voltage), P0685 (ECM Internal Power Circuit Malfunction), P0340 (Camshaft Sensor A Intermitant signal)
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Compressor VIN: SAJNW4846L
Hello, fellow techs, We found this XJ-S empty of refrigerant. Repaired leak at hose connection, evacuated and recharged. Compressor will not run. Ground is present at clutch, compressor runs when we jump out relay. Only 1.6v on the green and brown wire to ene...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJHX1242V
Customer says he smells something burning. Inspected car and found that it has a small oil leak coming from breather at top of trans.on rear housing. We checked fluid level and it is o.k. We cleaned off and dropped fluid level a little but after a long road te...
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L A/c VIN: SAJEA03V83
Happy 4th of July, A/C won't maintain selected temperature.Owner also complains of substandard cooling,even on low. Refrigerating system works correctly.We evacuated and recharged just to be certain.Pressures are correct. Scanned a/c with Autologic and had ...
2003 Jaguar XKR 4.2L long crank when cold VIN: SAJDA42BX3
we hooked up fuel pressure guage has 55-65 psi no return system when u turn key off pressue drops to zero mitchell has no info on fuel system how long should it hold pressure? where r the common leaks Trouble codes: P1111
1992 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1JFJ78S4NL
Dear jeep techs. helping a friend with this 92 4.0L he purchased for his 16 year old son. it will start and run like crap. I arrived at his home after work with only a few tools so here is what we have. starts and then surges and coughs until you hold the thro...
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L body seams VIN: 1J4FJ6759S
Hi, This jeep has a water leak coming in on the passenger side floor board area where the the floor, side panel and firewall meet. The leak is coming from up high in the passenger side cowl/firewall area. I have removed the cowl/ wiper cover to access the uppe...
1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FJ28S2S
Does this distributor type system have the same sync waveform as later models where the cmp signal rises and falls squarely between the sets of 4 ckp pulses? If so, it is definitely out of sync. ALSO- Should the CKP sensor be positioned immediately after (4 d...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L cooling fans VIN: 1J4G26854X
Hey Techs, got one that has me reeling. The cooling fans cycle normally with engine temperature. The fans also work with the ac If The AC Was On When The Vehicle is Started, If the vehicle is started and then the ac button is turned on, the fans will not run u...
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, Hard start VIN: KNAFB12153
I actually have two of these Spectras for the same fleet acting up. They are a courier service. Cars are well maintained. Timing belts done on a regular basis, plugs, fuel filters, etc all done accordingly. Cars exhibit a start and die, then start and run ro...
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12113
Working at home trying to help my neighbor whose Kia timing belt broke and bent all the valves. I installed used engine and does not want to start, I can get it it start by unplugging #1 and #3 injectors installed new plugs swapped coils and injectors from use... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 (misfire1 cly), P0303 (misfire3 cyl)
2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: JTJBT20X74
This Lexus will intermittantly shut off while engine is at idle and sometimes while driving - more often at idle. It seems to happen most often when engine is hot although not always. We've had the vehicle running for 2+ hours on a couple of occasions and cann...
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Pads VIN: 4JGAB75EX5
This might be a dumb post/I might kill a parts counterman... You know how it goes when the Mercedes dealership is 480 miles away and you make sure to tell the parts guy to 'send anything I may possibly need for this job!'? I started on rear brakes on this, I'v...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L vent temp VIN: 1MELM62W8V
replaced items above and doesnt seem cool enough(65 degrees)at 90 ambient have crimped off heater hoses and makes no difference fresh air door is on recir and all seems t be in order
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Steering VIN: 2MEFM75W23
Hey guys i have this grand marquis the steering wheel while turning to right starts to fight alittle and want to go left same while turning left wants to turn right i replace the steering shafts and rack and pinion also lower ball joints and 1 upper but still ...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D8W
Thanks in advance for your help. This is a friend's vehicle and it is really making me look like an a**. This maxima has had a looong life. almost 260K miles. Unfortunatley it stalls intermitantly. I have been unable to duplicate the problem but he states ...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L low coolant VIN: 1N4AL11D02
This car has been in on two other visits for low coolant and no leaks are ever found are there any known problems with head gaskets
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L engine VIN: 1G3WX52H4Y
This car has been different to diagnose. It only overheats at highway speeds in overdrive and lockup. If you raise the RPM to 3000 or more it will cool back down. There are no gases present in the coolant. We are the third shop to inherit this problem child. T...
1992 Saab 900 2.1L drivers side upper control arm VIN: YS3AK75E1P
Changing drivers side front suspension. Upper control arm on drivers side requires engine and trans R&R. Anyone know of any shortcut? We don't see any but thought someone on iATN might. Thank you in advance.
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Starting VIN: YS3EF58101
Our shop is in Arizona, and it is hot here. This car will drain the battery, usually to the point that it won't crank, but sometimes just to where it gets a slow crank, but only when it is hot outside. Jump starting has always worked to get it going. This only...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Head gasket VIN: 4S3BH6753Y
Hey you guys, I have already read through all the fixes pertaining to this repair. The problem with this vehicle is the external coolant leaks that are common to this engine. Looks like the repair should be pretty straight forward. My main question is regardin...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: INXBR12E81
this vehicle came in with a code p0171 lean condition code. customer was concerned that the check engine light was on, but didnt notice any difference in the vehicle with running issues. i have checked for vacuum leaks with a smoke machine, cleaned the maf (lo... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition)
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L ac compressor and expansion valve VIN: WV2EE0709S
customer brought in for ac inop found dye leaking from expansion valve and ac line. Replaced expansion valve and line. Charged system with 950 grams and r134 unit is front ac only. Low side preasure 120+ overpreasure high side 126psi vent temp 70 ac compressor...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out, poor acceleration VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
Ok VW guys this Jetta will not accelerate over 3000 RPM worse when cold, better when warm, bucks and jerks. Checked the fuel pressure it is good, tune appears to be ok. reset the throttle body no real change, it will idle just fine. Mass air flow reading are 3...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L engine running hot VIN: WVWMD63B8X
this car slowly over heats takes maybe 20 minutes.coolant is full both electric fan and clutch fan seam to work question is do these v-6 cars break water pump impellers like the 4cyl. cars do. that is what this acts like. any advice on this would be ap...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L radio VIN: VWZ9Z7V104
Help, I need to get the radio code for this vw Dealer will not help unless drop off at their shop, Given the long weekend, customer needs car. I was wondering if anybody have access to radio code. This is on the radio sticker. [...] UPPER STICKER PU-...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L code p0128 VIN: YV1VS29551
Good morning all, I have a S40 that keeps setting code p0128. engine does come up to temp normally, does not seem to take any extra time to do so. I did replace t-stat and sensor with volvo parts, no help. the only thing i did notice is the cooling fan comes o...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L thermostat VIN: YV1VS27574
well hello and thanks to all that take time to answer are isuses iatn is the best well the customer came in about two mouth ago and had code p0128 checked every thing out and found that the car was not right at temp so we recommended to replace coolant sensor ...
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L vacuum VIN: YV1MS38256
Squeeling noise when hot. Have changed a cracked breather hose. Squeeling noise persists, just behind oil cap. If oil cap taken off, it releases pressure and noise will stop. No visable cracks in upper manifold. Has anyone seen these manifolds fail?

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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L vehicle stability assist VIN: JH4KA9650Y
Well it's fixed,here is what I found out.The scs service conector is nothing more than a jumper. If you jump it it will flash codes, with this car the abs light flashed 1-1-7. All-data does not list a code 117 but does list a 17 ABS code. ABS DTC 17: Wheel Sen...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Electronic VIN: WAUCB28D8X
thanks for all u that replied. i erased transmission codes and all was well. trans. shifted like a champ. LONG LIVE IATN
1963 Austin Mini 850CC Cuts out, Misfire VIN: MAW4L42175
Thanks to Mark from Wisconsin, Paul from Mass, and especially Dave from Great Britain for taking the time to help me. All I was really looking for were tune up specs, which I got from all three replies. But the problem on this car persisted, and in the end ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L valve body VIN: WBADE6322V
Thanks to all who have responded. This car was purchased by my business partner and he decided to purchase a used trans w/ torque converter rather than repair this one. There is a core on the old unit so I will not have the oportunity to tear it down. Most of ...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Interior VIN: WBAAL31060
Thanks to all member who help thi this, actually i known how to reset with manual procedures, but i was interesting to known how to do this with the dis bmw program, Mr [...] told me where is the correct function to make the procedure from this tool, thank you ...
2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ034XY
Thanks again for your replies. The previously replaced cam sensor was compromised. The sensor would at random, cease delivering an electronic pulse. The pulse would cease for less than a minute and then return. The voltage at the sensor did remain consta... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor).
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L odometer VIN: 2G4W552M6X
Thanks to all 15 techs who answered this question. Nearly all agreed that this problem was a bad component or a bad solder joint in the instrument cluster. I googled "Buick instrument cluster repair" and came up with several shops that can repair this. The ...
2001 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Odometer,shift indicator VIN: 2G4WY55J81
Hello everyone and thank you all very much. I took the first reply to my question(Jamey)and opened the cluster up to find exactly what he said. Two of the 4 resistors were missing. I then opened the used cluster up to find 3 of those missing! I was going to ro...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD53B9N
Thank You and Thank You. You guys are awesome. This Cad. fixed. First I double check all the grounds including the one next to the starter. I even removed the bolt and clean. I also check the wire the go around the firewall all look normal. Oh I forgot t... Trouble codes: 71 (intermittent manifold absolute pressure), 52 (Electronic Control module reset).
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGK29F4V
We had to bring the Truck to a shop specialized in Diesel repair. Unfortunately none of the above mentioned leads we followed worked out. We did purchase a relocating kit for the pump module, but the result was the same. The manual injection timing adaptation ... Trouble codes: P0216 (Injection timing control circuit), P1214 (Injection pump offset), P0236 (TC boost system).
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L picks upspeed VIN: 1GNDX03E51
Sorry it took so long to reply back with fix. Car just came back in with ses light on, code for tps. Changed tps all good now. The spring was broken in sensor witch was not keeping tension on it. Thanks for all the replies.
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.0L rough shifting 1st speed VIN: 1G1AP14P46
We changed the transmission oil for the quaker state Synchromesh which is equivalent to GM [...] for manual transaxles. and after driving the car for a small period of time it is shifting smoother again like before thanks for your time and help ...
1992 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L No Start VIN: JB3XD64B3N
After finding another computer and plugged it in I now have spark but on cylinders one and four. The guy we originaly sent the computer to get fixed said to send it back so I did. 1 week later we got it back with a note saying that he could not fix the problem...
1997 Dodge Stratus 2.0L Odometer,Tach VIN: 1B3EJ46CXV
Got third intrument cluster,now working fine.Only now the mileage is all messed up.
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L MIL Lamp on, ind. lights on VIN: 2B3HD56J6W
Thanks to Mark, Chris, Tony and Jason for their advice. I was able to locate a used BCM that had a different P.N. but eventually superceded to the P.N. my vehicle needed. Problem was, without any explanation, vehicles problems disappeared. I ran and drove exte... Trouble codes: P1695, P1687, P1698, P1685.
2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 2B4GP45R5Y
it turns out to be a broken flexplate afterall thanks for the help Trouble codes: 1391 (loss of cam or crank sensor).
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FALP57U6S
Thanks to all the liquid line was completly blocked also the cold hot door was broken replaced both all is well
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP62W7S
Thanks guys .I finde the problem . Thet vas ECM .INtermitent problem . The ignition timing vas stack to 22 deg. and sould be 10. Not adjustable. So it vas bed ECM.Thanks .
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L no 4x4 engagement VIN: 1FMZU77EO1
Well Thanks to all who replied, It turns out that it was the controller after all. For me when you call the dealer and they have never sold this part, it is a little scary. And aside of that , any work that is performed that does not fix the vehicle comes out ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L IWE actuators VIN: 1FTPX14504
We never did resolve the slight grinding in the RF when engaging 4x4. We received 3 replies. Jason from Louisiana mentioned the check valve on the supply side of the IWE solenoid and sure enough it was bad, would not hold vacuum. Installed the new valve and l...
1999 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GDKC34FEX
wooo hooooo thanks to every one who replied . vehcle theft deterent was cutting off fuel to the injectors. the fix was to leave key on until security light goes off than turn ignition key off then on 3 times. only then was i able to prime the pump . thank you ... Trouble codes: P0335, P1631.
1999 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L 3-2 shift VIN: 1GDFG15R0X
well thanks for the replies,it ended up being a defective pcm that was a delco re-man. I was leary about it but was able to get a tranex box & confirmed the trans was good & I knew the wiring was good after triple checking it all. its a good feeling having th...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L p0747 VIN: 1HGCM66553
We took your advice and replaced with factory reman unit. It had a 3 year warranty plus this thing was on an aftermarket warranty that allowed us to replace unit.
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL585X5
Thanks for the help everyone. The code was for a glow plug fault. Very easy to diagnose, you unplug the glow plug module check the resistance between the four red wires and ground. 1.6 ohms seemed to be normal. On this truck number one glow plug measured about... Trouble codes: P1261.
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L fuel gauge VIN: 1J8HC58N66
This car cluster model does not have the trip reset button. Because of this I was not able to check pointer working to the end of scale. But I did it simulating a 1.3K ohms resistance. I did not receive any information about the right value for the potentiome...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L memory VIN: SALPM16432
Well, I missed the deadline to close this post. The only real useful suggestion was to check for corrosion inside becm. The customer said he would bring the car back but that has not happened yet. I'm confident the switch is operating properly. I still intend ...
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JT8BG69S62
Thank you for all the replies especially Melvin provide a very detail procedure. We drop off trans pan. Ohm all three shift solenoids, same resistance within spec. We use a power probe and apply current directly [...] each solenoid. One solenoid make a rare noise...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L pcv VIN: WDBEA32E7R
We determined that it was a head gasket and timing chain cover. We replaced both which in turn fixed the oil leakage.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Vent Temperature VIN: WDBJF55FXT
Sorry about the late reply, thanks for all the feedback and specially thanks to Steve and Frank! The Drier was the main problem. After replacing it all vent came out the same temp and High side pressure came back down to stable 200 psi. once again thanks for a...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2309G2X
sorry about the late reply. 1st of all, i would like to reply to the feedback, while we were doing the check, we did apply vacuum to the EGR valve as the car sitting at idle. It stall right down almost instantly after. We also used the Star scan tool to do the... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR performance).
1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L motor idle VIN: 1MELM5041P
Thanks for all the ideas with this one. I did check nearly all the ideas that were offered. When i went back to the mass air flow sensor i found that the wiring to sensor was causing the problem . I found a TSB for problems with the connection and took a close...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Alarm VIN: JN1CA21D5V
Well, I believe the vehicle is fixed. I ended up replacing the trunk latch switch due to the fact that for some reason I could not always get the system to arm itself. After doing this I was able to get the system to arm every time by locking the door with t...
2005 Other European quattroporte 4.2L rotor VIN: ZAMCE39A45
We went ahead and had the rotors machined and all turned out well. the actual spec is .866 we were well above that. Thanks for everyone who replied.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L water pump VIN: 1G2NE52F33
Thanks to the overnight reply from John [...] , the fix was to remove the timing cover and reset the balancer timing chain tensioner. The tool failed to keep the chain tight enough to avoid the tensioner from expanding and over tightening the chain. the tool ...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G2WP52K42
For what ever reason, the new security module went bad. There was a visible spot on the module where it fried. Replaced it with a new one and the car started right up without any problems. Unsure at this point if it was just a bad OE part or if other gremlin...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L turn sig inop VIN: WP0AB0942H
Thanx for the seven replies guys, You all were correct the freakin turn signal switch. Took me a week to recieve the part , Once again the TECHS of IATN save me from a melt down ...THANK YOU
2005 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L Power steering VIN: 1G8AJ52585
couldn't fix this one guys customer needs the car. many of the guys pointed to the steering column which is expensive. I believe the steering column is the only way to go after checking all the connections. Thanks guys for the info if the customer does come ba...
2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AM15F66
Thanks to William from Wisc. Checked the connector behing the drivers kick panel & there was a ton of corrosion in there. I believe it was corroding before water got in there, the water just finished it off. We cut the connector out & connected the wires el...
1992 Subaru Loyale 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2AN52B1N
Thanks for everyones input. What I actually did was I created a seperate light circuit between the ECM and power with a simple 194 bulb. Light was still on. All circuits were perfect to ECM. So with this I ordered up a new ECM and system works fine. No check e...
2006 Suzuki forenza 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KL5JD56Z86
sorry for streching this out for solong custmer has not returned. i caled here and she sayes that the problem has not reacured and she,s not going to be concered about it at this time. Thank,s for the reply.s good day Mark Trouble codes: P2106.
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