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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBABF4325S
hello i have a 1995 bmw 325is with a intermittent problem. every once and a while when you go to drive the car it feels like its in limp mode. no power at all,has only a very low gear, also does it in reverse.turn the car off and its fine. checked the fluid le...
2000 Buick Century Limited 3.1L cluster VIN: 2G4WY55J4Y
is there a way to display mileage via tech 2 when the odometer is not visible in cluster
1973 Chevrolet corvette 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1Z37J3S431
good afternoon. i brought this car from flordia which was flatbedded , the brake light was on when i got it. i put a new master clyinder and one rear caliper cause i could not open the bleeders on it and the brake pedal was soft. i put on pads and rotors all t...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Power brake VIN: 1GTEK14RSV
Truck come in with hard brake pedal on panic stop, normal breaking OK, with pedal hard let off some pressure pedal goes down and stops truck.
1998 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L No Start
Hi Guys, I got ticked off over this vehicle this afternoon and walked away from it. I was in a hurry to get it done when things turned to crap! Let me start from the beginning. The truck was towed in. It started once and idled but would not accelerate. I tri...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19RXW
This p/u came in with service engine soon light on. Codes were p0300 and p0306. The plugs, wires, cap, rotor, were replaced. Checking misfire data on my scan tool afterwards cyl. 6 still would misfire when pick-up ran under 1000 rpm. We then replaced #6 fuel i... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306
1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14X3X
AllData, as far as I can tell, has decided not to put information about cars in there product anymore! I could find no resistance-temp chart to test this IAT sensor in the SomeData. :-( Does anyone have a chart? I was also looking up a time belt labor in the ... Trouble codes: P0101, P0300
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2G1WF52E13
ghood morning fellow techs to make along story short this car came in a couple weeks ago w/ a svs engine light checked it out need a egr customer said she talk to husband and get back to me.Didnt hear from then till they came back w/ a new valve(installed by h...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L parklamp control VIN: 1GND52J016
sets a code B2585-Park lamp control circuit driving down the road the service vehicle soon light comes on and the park lights flicker erratic on off on off not consistant like alarm is going off
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G1YY12501
thanks in advance this zo6 will run ok then it will cut out the c.e.l traction control, air bag. the info display says service trac assist,service air bag,abs,the dash lites flicker like i am loosing power or ground. i have checked power and grounds all are go...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23113
This vehicle came in last week and the customer stated. Intermittently the engine will turn over but not start. This happens when the engine oil gets low. He has had this problem a couple times. Adding oil has cured it. The last time he added a quart and the v...
2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Flasher Fuse VIN: 1GCGG25V86
customer keeps replacing 15 amp flasher fuse (#14) in underhood fuse block. he brought the vehicle to us. we replaced flasher module because we have seen lots of problems with those. keeps blowing fuses. takes days and sometimes weeks before blowing fuse. this...
2006 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Suspension VIN: 3GNDA13D16
cust complaint was bumping sound in front end,went through tsb 04-04-08-006c,fond ctrl arm bushings tearing,replaced left and right arms,noise still there,took end links loose at sway bar,no noise at all,took bushings out and silicone greased them,noise better...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Anti theft VIN: 2C3HE66G0X
This car customer says that the park lights, headlights, tail lights etc. will flash and horn sounds all on its own. I'm sure it is the antitheft system but I have not been able to duplicate and system is working OK right now. Customer says that they take the ...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL55U51
Customer has several vehicles. Vehicle has been sitting for 4 months. When they try to drive it will stall. Also, the manifold will glow red and sparks are seen. Lower radiator hose and protective shield are damaged due to excessive heat. Customer came wanting... Trouble codes: P0305 (p0306-), P0306 (p0300-), P0300
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L alternator VIN: 2V4GP24373
vehicle has a rumbling cyclic growl coming from alternater with a/c on and in drive. checked a/c charge. 1.88# recovered,recharged to 1.94# which is factory fill level.noise ceases when a/c turned off. replace ultima alternater and noise gone for a week. atern...
1993 Dodge Caravan 3.0L emission VIN: 2B4GH2534P
car came in beacause it failed smog. ran it on the machine and saw these readings HC:162 NOX:301 C0:2.80 CO2:13.2 02:0.0 it is a gross polluter for the state of ca for high co. it is obviously running rich and i cannot figure out why. i did a fuel pressure tes...
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B7HC13ZXS
Hello intermittent stalling dodge techs. This trucks stalls cold, hot, whenever. It restarts 95% of the time. This fuel injection system cuts out spark and fuel pulse then engine dies. Only one time it cranked and didn't start, i backprobed the crank signal an...
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Misfire VIN: IB3EJ56H8S
after vehicle warms up it starts misfiring bad and hesitating also acts like it has low fuel pressure or plugged cat. flashes code 54 replaced distributor and crank sensor made no change. timing marks good Trouble codes: 54 (cam sync)
2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L water pump
this car is leaking on the driver side of the engine block it has a small hole under what looks like a water by pass housing but there is a small hole under the housing can any body tell me if this hole is for the water pump or just there for some other reason...
2004 Dodge Dakota 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7FL16K84
Vehicle came in about a month ago with o0441, testing as per Mitchell revealed a faulty purge solenoid, which was replaced. Today the vehicle came back having traveled about 1100 miles since last seen, with the mil back on, same code stored. Test drove vehicle... Trouble codes: P0441
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTWW33F21
i have a 2001 ford f 350 super duty drive 2 miles down the road and dies put in new bcm,cam sencor,exaust pres switch drive 2 miles down the road dies and computer seas cam pos sencor again and this is a new cps towed it in then got to the shop and started rig... Trouble codes: P1865 (p1876-), P1876 (b1483-), B1483 (b1352-), B1352 (b1203-), B1203
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L belt VIN: 1FAFP53U31
the belt keeps walking off on the inside,over a two week period it ruins the belt
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTRW08683
This is a truck that we sold, and now has spent more time back at our shop than in the customers driveway. First coolant cycle of the day, the vehicle's temp will go up to aprox 250 degrees, then drop back down to 190 and stay there until it cools off. PCM run...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L blower fan/ ac engagement VIN: 1FTSX20J86
This rig blows the 15 amp fuse #24 in the under dash fuse block which makes a/c and blower fan inoperative as well as the Tow/Haul selector which is off the same circuit. Fuse may or may not blow instantly- it can stay good for a few hours and then blow consis...
1997 GMC K2500 Suburban 5.7L radio VIN: 1GKFK16ROV
Got a weird one here,need some help from the GM Gods.customer says radio will start playing on it,s own if it is raining,thus running battery down when truck is parked.ran water hose over trck. for 30 mins. or more yesterday,nothing happened.radio would off ev...
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L oil pressure VIN: 1GTJK33224
OK, very simply; The turbo bearing was making noise, nothing else was wrong with the truck. The customer bought a new turbo and brought it to me. I replaced the turbo. It took many, many hours but no real significant setbacks or problems during installation. I...
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L air temp VIN: SAJWA01T05
Need some help. We have a 2005 S type with 3.0L. A/C will blow cool to warm air when at a stop - as soon as take off, blows cold - system charge is correct, replaced the expansion valve/evaporator assembly and drier insert - with the same result. right after s...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FJ58L9K
This vehicle was brought to us after customer replaced crank sensor, TPS, Distributer, cap, wires,rotor and spark plugs. Customer has gutted the converter. We checked fuel pressure and fuel filter. Pressures and fuel good. Checked ignition timing and timing at...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Hydraulic Fan VIN: 1J8GW58N02
Hello everyone. Need your help. This Grand Cherokee has the friggin hydraulic cooling fan. We replaced the pump because fan and power steering were gone. Now with the new pump the power steering is completely operational but the fan motor is very sluggish. It ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Control Head (Dual Zone ATC) VIN: 1J4GX58J92
Does anyone know how to recalibrate the a/c control head without a DRB III? Alldata says DRB III is needed, is this true? I thought I had done it without tool before but can't remember how. A tech. previous to me replaced a actuator and did not recalibrate. Al...
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs system VIN: JT8BF12G2T
We have this '96 lexus es300. The abs engages just before coming to a stop everytime brakes are applied. No codes, no warning lights. We have snap-on modies, completely updated, and cannot access any live abs data. This is a loyal customer and I do not want to...
2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19223
We have a problem with the closed loop fuel control. The system does not want to go into closed loop after the car is warmed up. We have installed a new coolant sensor, thermostat, computer, and O2 B2S1. We also checked the wiring for any shorts or anything li... Trouble codes: P0125 (Insufficient coolant temperature for closed loop fuel control)
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Compressor VIN: 1YVGF22C5W
Hey Guys...got a 98 mazda 626 4 cyl. with no compressor operation...When you turn it all on in the car the condenser fan comes on but there is no power to low psi switch or the compressor...can jump power to compressor and it works fine. The AC light on the sw...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L compressor VIN: JM1BK14384
Mazda techs. Thanks for your help. Customer installed sub woffers. Now no AC. Turn signal indicator lights don't blink in dash. Air bag light is on. I have both the factory manual and wiring diagrams. One question is they show a minicomputer in the wiring diag...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L a/c VIN: ABCDEFG123
To all my MB guru's out there, i hope that you can help me out... This car came in for a check over and A/C not cold. Found the system to be empty, so i retrofitted it to r-134a. However we did not replace the reciever/drier. I added some oil that was supplied...
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L alternator VIN: 1MEFM66LXX
vehicle was brought into the shop from another that had replaced the alt. and still isnt charging. i saw a bunch of hits on this but i cant find an anwser on which wire on the regulator is the field wire, and i dont want to waste my time chasing my tail any su...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28Y3Y
Hello fellow gurus! This Xterra is giving me fits. It runs pretty well cold, but after running for 15 minutes or so it starts running roughly (almost like a slight misfire), then eventually dies. When you try to restart it will try to run, but die as soon as y... Trouble codes: P0115 (Coolant Temperature Sensor), P0325 (Knock sensor)
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No CAN communication VIN: 1N6BA07A75
Truck came in after failing Texas state inspection due to non communication with vehicle. Truck hasn't been in a collision and no custom work has been performed on it, like stereos or alarms. Verified complain by hooking both a snap on verus and an otc genisy...
2003 Other GM motorhome 5.3L evaporator
Vehicle came in not blowing cold. i checked pressures and it seemed a little low; 22 and 200. because i didn't know how much or what was in the system, i evacuated into our old machine we use just for situations like this to avoid contamination. i recharched w...
1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Stall VIN: 2G2FV22P4S
This firebird seems to be destroying distributers. The last reman delco lasted a few thousand miles. I routed the vacuum intake hose to the interior of the vehicle to eliminate possible contamination and had same result. There is not coolant or oil getting in ... Trouble codes: 16 (low resolution failure), 36 (high resolution failure), 42 (est grounded)
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy
This car came in with the complaint of sag or lack of power while accelerating during highway driving. Three of us took the car out and drove it. One said "there isn't anything wrong, it's just a dog". While the other two of us noticed that around 2000 rpm and...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L battery VIN: YS3DF58K62
I have a crazy question. I have 2002 saab that i finishing eng. swap from another shop . Did not remove eng. but installing it. been nightmare but i cant find where the pos. battery cable goes to other than the starter and alt. Cable has one that goes to start...
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L cam VIN: 4T3ZF13C8X
We have replaced cylinder head gaskets and timing belt now we have a rattle from the rear of both valve covers sounds like a lifter type tick/rattle we have checked valve clearence is good. the motor runs good just a rattle noise more prominent in the front he...
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L power assist VIN: 5TEWM72N42
thanks in advance for your help. this toyota has a lot of miles and is driven hard. the customer uses it to deliver news papers loads it pretty heavy. he came in because of a power steering growl. we checked the pressure at the pump fitting first. no fluid cam...
2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L starting VIN: 5TDZT38A93
the car came to my shop with bad engine, we ordered used engine, first the car wil keep cranking even afetr taking the key off the ignition switch, well somehow it stated it very well no check egine lightm we parked the car in the parking but we tried to start...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L a/c hvac compressor VIN: 4T1BE32K73
Hi TOYOTA GUYS the a/c light flashes on this car compressor will not kick in I see a relay update I have that but this is not the issue I dont thinkI can not get codes out ALL DATA shows how to pull codes IF it has AUTO AIR this car does not have auto air so h...
2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L abs-vsc light VIN: JTEBU14RO4
car came in with ck engine light code p0430 cat.conv. abs-vsc lights were also on. abs codes c0215 lr sensor malfunction, code c1223 fault in abs control & code c1239 debris on lr sensor. we removed the lr sensor & could see nothing visibly wrong with it,other...
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Surge, INT. HIGH IDLE 2K VIN: 1NXBR32E56
intermittant high idle/idle surge 1200 to 2 k rpm no codes
2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZK23C67
Hi I have a 07 Toyota sienna van with p0051 and a p0158 and p2197 codes I have no toyota info and have no idea where to start. Looks like I should replace the Bank 2 sensor 1 AFR sensor. Does anyone have any service info on these codes? Thanks Jason Trouble codes: P0051, P0158, P2197
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L a/c VIN: 3VWSA81H4W
Customer complaint is a whistle noise when A/C is on only. It is very intermittant. Sounds like it's coming from the right side of dash area (in hvac box?). As soon as you turn off the A/C it goes away. It doesn't make the sound with engine off key on in A/C m...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no reverse VIN: 3VWSP29M21
Customer states was driving fine then all of a sudden lost reverse. Wrong fluid has been put in trans but level is good at 35deg celcius running on hoist. All forward gears work fine no slipping, wrong fluid does not seem to adversely affect other shifting ( s...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Central Locking VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ2
I have a 2002 VW Golf tdi with an intermittent central locking fault. It will sometimes only unlock, but won't lock. I've checked the fault codes and there is only one in the convenience (body) unit : '01038 - central locking thermal protection activated'. The...
2006 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWGK73C96
Came to us for maintenance service and check engine light. New Bosch (factory spec) plugs. Because of misfire codes in cylinders #1 & #2 swapped coils with cylinders #3 & #4. After sitting for a while the engine misfires slightly on startup and for 30 seconds ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2)

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2002 Audi A6 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJT64B12
sorry it took so long [...] work on it.same codes have returned po300/po305/po306 misfires and 1136 /1138 lean codes both banks.the only way [...] act up is not on test drives but rev it ...
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L timing belt VIN: W06VR54R41
Thank you to all who replied. I did find timing diagrams and after pulling the front of the engine down the marks all lined up as the diagram had listed. I ran a compression test and the left bank had 140 psi average compression and the right 25 psi average....
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GNDT13W3V
Thanks for the help, it was the ignition switch that was the cause of this. Replaced switch and all is well, thanks again
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L power steering VIN: 2G1WF55E7Y
i took your advice and replaced both rack and pump with oem,works fine now.thank's every one for the advice.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L abs/air bag light VIN: 1GCHK29UX3
Thanks to both Robert and William for their replies. What I didn't tell you guys was this truck was brought in by a Used Car dealer. Not having a Red brake light (even with the emergency brake pulled) or a yellow ABS light seemed a little strange to me exspeci...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13S23
NOT A COMPLETE FIX BUT THE TRUCK DOES RUN NOW!!! We purchased another used PCM and installed it into the truck, did a security relearn and the truck started. Checked the VIN in the PCM and it was for an '04 and not an'03. Test drove the truck and the tran...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L front end VIN: 1G1AK52F15
First of all, thank you for all that replied. The vehicle ended up needing the steering column replaced. There is a bulletin on this. Hugo and Dante were right on. The noise comes from inside the electric power steering assit under the dash, the gears that are...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L transmission VIN: 2C3HE66G8X
Thanks to all who replied, especially Matt from Illinois who had the information I needed about the bus line. I replaced the TCM with a reman from Chrysler and the vehicle is fixed.
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7GG32N92
The fuel pump was the fix for this one. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16D43
this vehicle is fixed, i found + wire to #7 coil broken internaly at the break off from main harness at firewall. just want to say thanks to all the replies, and sorry it took so long to post fix.one man show here.thanks again Trouble codes: P0357.
1984 Ford Tempo GLX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FABP23R8E
thanks for all the useful info. After several more tests I did as several suggested and tried another known good ICM and got spark. After that is was just a matter of getting the timing right and it ran great. In all I replaced the distributor because the ICM...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34F8Y
The short side of things ... is that: The RPM signal must be there. The CMS that had been quessed at and installed at Paul's Shop was a dud. The engine wiring harnass - was damaged by the previous engine installers. There had been first 1 engine installed O...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U02
I suspected a mechanical issue from the start (heavily leaning toward head/gasket failure by basic symptoms. I guess that not seeing any coolant in cylinder on several attempts and no coolant loss over history of this vehicle in my shop, I couldnt hang my hat ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2 cyl.), P0316 (Misfire on start up).
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP34322
Thanks to all who responded. Most wanted to know the pressures (45/230) and most suggested all the usual suspects - cooling fan, blend door problems, low charge, high charge, wrong orifice, etc, etc. Rest assured we have covered all of the above and more. We s...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Hydraulics VIN: E1234ZA567
Thanks for all the replies. It turned out to be a bad primary piston seal in the master. Replaced the master and it bled out fine. The old master appeared to have decent pressure at the ports, but it was deceiving. Thanks all.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L lacks power VIN: 1FTWW33PX3
Guys i think you all so much well this one finally gone i guess the whole story is was to long but i would like to think eric, charles and henry who i beleive to be very sharp dsl tech, if your in need or a job drop me a line.. lol anyways this truck had a chi... Trouble codes: P2263 (back Pressure code).
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L cam phazer VIN: 1FMPU16515
Fixed with new oil pump. We replaced timing chains, tensioners, and vct cam phazers and changed oil and still had rough running @ times @ hot idle. Replaced timing chains and tensioners because rt side was loose and had shiny wear marks on the back side links....
1996 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GTCS1443T
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN46D95
Thanks for all the replies and many thanks for the 2 replies with the link to the Hyundai service website. After replacing the crank sensor and still getting no spark called the local Hyundai dealer and was refered to Tom who was most helpful explaining to me ...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CK58V7V
Thanks to all who responded. The power steering switch was the problem. It was stuck in the high reading, causing the computer to increase idle speed.
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA24C6Y
I tested the Oxygen sensor heater relay using and amp probe and found that the relay was failing a times. thanks for all the replies Alan J. Trouble codes: P1646.
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L A/c VIN: SAJEA03V83
Hello Group, Sorry to post this without a fix for now but owner can't return car for a few weeks. I never did find out what component the a/c driver heater sensor is but one reply said that this system has problems with the evap discharge sensor. Seco...
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12113
Nick from florida was correct I had the wires on the wrong coils. Had left the way they came in the used engine, Feel like an idiot. Tony thanks for the heads up on the connectors for the MAF and TPS I had those swapped also.Thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 ([...] cly), P0303 ([...] cyl).
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Sun Roof VIN: JTJGA31084
Thanks for all the promp and accorrect replies. Your replies made it easier to know what the sunroof had to do to relearn . Thanks Earl
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Air Bag VIN: 1LNHM87A02
thank you for all the replies,the fix was just as you have said the air bag connector under the front seat had the wires cut, used car dealer had just purchased this car from a auction the wires were cut at the plug. there are some very good techs on here , a...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28E9T
Well, this is why I hate taking on someone else's work (I'm not the tech that started working on this benz, btw, I'm Leonardo) Right after I took this job over the other guy I proceeded to check for crank signal, none, ohm the sensor and it is within range. ... Trouble codes: 64 (crank position sensor signal L5 not recognized/implausible).
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH82J0Y
thanks after replacing a number of items on the mercedes we smoke checked the car and found vacuum line behind the intake old and suctioned shut Trouble codes: P0400.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L head lamp VIN: WDBUF82J94
Cut apart an old wiring harness and built jumper wires - jumped the 3 pin and 4 pin headlamp connectors from the passenger side of the wiring harness over to the driver's headlamp. It worked - proving that the fault was within the passenger headlamp. I pulle...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D31
Well, we gave it our best.Thanks to those that responded. Customer opted to try replacing the cam/crank sensors,but no effect.I figure ECM was the route to go. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0100 (maf ckt malfunction), P0180 (fuel temp. sensor sensor ckt), P0300 (random misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), 01110 (int/timing control b1 malfunction), P0464 (fuel level sensor ckt).
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L low coolant VIN: 1N4AL11D02
Thanks you all for the help. Sorry for the delay in response. We did pressure check system when it was hot and found head gasket failure. Waiting on customer's answer if they want to fix it. Thanks again
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CBS1A34
it turned out to be the ivt actuator(part that is mounted on the cam)The 13 teeth between the timing marks on the cam was a big help in diagnosing that as it allowed me to set the cams right and them observe the timing with a mastertech to see if it was moving... Trouble codes: 0011 (ivt control).
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L engine VIN: 1G3WX52H4Y
Thanks to everyone that took their time to respond. The responses were great and filled with information. This car was purchased shortly before it came to us and had a used car aftermarket warranty. Neither the warranty company nor the owner would authorize fu...
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L Compressor VIN: 1G8JW52R4Y
First of all thanks to Greg and William for taking the time to leave a reply. I looked at this car with a fresh mind the following day. I knew my a/c clutch had an open so I moved on to pin point the other problems. I picked the PO1283 APP 2 sensor high/ op...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B02
Hi and good Friday afternoon to all. Yes this vehicle is fixed, NO, I did not fix it. Using all information gained from this request, I inspected connections behind kick panel, absolutely spotless. That was disappointing. Cleaned throttle plates, inspected con... Trouble codes: P0638 (tac command performance), P2119 (throttle closed position performance), P0700 (transmissioncontrlo system fault), P2101 (tac error).
1987 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT2MA71J5H
hey guys,thanks for all the replies. in my heart i knew it was the head gasket. cylinder leak down test on cylinder number 6 confirmed it.customer is weighing options as to whether to fix it or wait until it gets worse as right now problem is intermittent.than...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K8Y
We removed and tested the VSV which bench tested good. We replaced both the VSV and modulator as recommended by several responses. Cleared code and road tested - all good. Toyota part #'s: 25860-7405 (VSV)and 25870-74090 (Modulator). Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0401.
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Abs system VIN: JTDKB20U95
Well, After all the diag. checking for any possible problem many days and I have a friend that work at Toyota dealershop, he can't find any TSB or anything about this problem. So I am stumped by this problem. I explained the situation to the customer about the...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, no power VIN: 3VMP2PM21M
we sent the parts out and had them cleaned. they returned looking like new. amazing job by the carb shop in maplewood mn. we reassembled the car, started it up and let it idle for awhile. road tested and we were very satisfied with the results. this TDI will a...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L power window VIN: 3VWCK21Y33
Most of the replies centered around a body controller reset either by battery disconnect or resetting windows by unlocking and holding the key in the driver's door, then locking and holding the key. Tried this but no luck. Danny from Ga confirmed my suspicion....
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Gas in diesel VIN: 3VWPL71K49
Thanks for all the quick responses. Unable to drop the tank efficiently due to all the plastic shrouding under vehicle. Was able to access fuel tank under rear passenger seat. Slipped hose pass loosened fuel sender and drained 14 gal from tank. Reinstalled...
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