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2002 Acura EL 1.7L Cooling System VIN: 2HHES35872
This vehicle was driven into shop by customer. Complaint was that after driving for more than a hour, city or highway, makes no difference, vehicle will spill coolant out through overflow. Coolant level was low. Replaced thermostat and gasket, emptied coolant ...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD28D1X
Greetings, This Audi will reaquire the P0411 code every couple weeks but has always passed the basic setting test for the secondary air injection in the shop. The only thing I've noticed is the bank #2 O2 sensor reacts slower than bank #1 and when I open the c... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection Incorrect Flow Detected)
2003 Audi A4 1.8L hazard lights VIN: WAULC68E93
hey guys has anyone out there had this type of car the emeregency lights still flash even with the hazard switch turned off and they also flash when car is started but after the car sits aprox 20 minutes they shut off or when the turned signal is on they dont ...
1990 BMW 750iL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8317L
This vehicle came in with a 'check engine' light on & I can easily retrieve the code(s)for system 1 but am unable to get any codes from system 2. When I try to get the code(s) out of system 2, the 'check engine' light flashes once & then goes out - does nothin... Trouble codes: 1215 (Mass Air Flow sensor system 1)
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD63295
calling all techs we got an bmw that just refuses to cooperate.when it will not start i seem to have no ground to my fuel pump relay.using my pico scope my cam and crank signal never miss a beat but i end up loseing injector pulse and no fuel press.have tied i...
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW5315N
Hello all and thanks for the help in advance. This vehicle came to shop after owner and friend had tried to do their own repair work (check related repair history). Car had dead battery and bad bat cable bolts, replaced bolts recharged battery and tried to sta...
2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Compressor will Not Engage VIN: 5GADT13S84
Hello Group todays stumper is reporting a U1000 Code in the Rear Gate Module and The RAS (Rear Audio System NO Comm with the Heater A/c Just beeps the tech II and bounces back to the prevous Menu all the fuses and power & Grounds are Ok Checked the TSB about a...
2004 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, idle surge sometimes VIN: 5GADT13SX7
Hello guys, need your help. When you accelerate from a stop, vehicle bogs and has no power, almost feeling like a clogged catalytic converter. After getting up to speed, it will accelerate a lot better. Tested and found no back pressure. Also at idle speed, in... Trouble codes: P0606 (pcm internal processor fault), P2119 (throttle closed position performance)
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L blower VIN: 1G6CD53B0M
Ok cadillac techs, need some help here. 92 sedan deville originally came in with coplete blower failure. Tested blower motor and at that time it was pulling about 16 amps so I didnt replace it, just the module. No codes from hvac module, replaced power module ...
1995 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L rear hvac VIN: 1G6DW52P4S
this car came into today with no cold air coming out of the rear unit, the factory unit works great in the front. checked amount of freon in system, it calls for 4 pounds of freon and it had that amount in the system. felt both lines going to rear unit and the...
1990 Chevrolet R1500 Suburban Scottsdale 6.2L V gauge , fuel gauge, batt light VIN: 1GNER16C6L
90 6.2 Suburban has a fuel gauge reading over full (not) The volt gauge is inoperative , near 0 v and the batt (charge indicator) is lit. AVR test ok good voltage and charge rate The truck has no drivabilty problems. Sound like a dash ground issue to anyone ? ...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Misfire, tachometer jumps VIN: 1G1YY22P9R
Hi all,I have this 1994 corvette that when it gets hot the tachometer jumps erratically at an idle.When the tach jumps the idle goes up to about 1200 rpm and then drops back to normal.This happens everytime the tach jumps.It does seem to misfire when it happen...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GTEK19R4T
calling all gm experts. this one has the whole shop stumped. this vehicle has a constant misfire on cylinder #3 datastream indicates that this misfire is on #4. pcm will not fire injector. depinned pcm, and hooked up a noid light directly to pcm, will not sen... Trouble codes: P300
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L ignition lock VIN: 1GNDTBW1V2
This Blazer will not turn the key all the way back. Very interittent. We did replce the lock cylinder last week and seemed to work fine. It will turn almost all the way to off but will stay in between run and lock. This is an intermittent. The old lock cylinde...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52T7W
hello all of the iatn techs.. i have this 1998 chev. malibu in for repair...other shops have attempted...symptoms are idles good when you accel you feel it cut back in a you accel it does this until shift to second then clears and leaves ck engine ... Trouble codes: P0335
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.2L daytimemrunning lights VIN: 1G1JF12T5X
Have a 99 chev Cavalier with no daytime running lights. Replaced the clutch assembly and after repair customer says drl innop. Can't prove yes or no, never checked before repair. Have repaired MANY of theses drl issues from 1 dim light to no lights at all and ...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCDM19W7Y
Van was originally towed in for stalling at stops, and missfiring under load. Fuel pressure was low, (52psi)Replaced fuel pump and filter, customer decided to tune at the same time(overdue). Cap and rotor (Delco) wireset, and plugs, Road tested and all was goo...
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GCGG29V23
hey guys vehicle has been to the dealer three times and to a couple other shops i need a little assistance. vehicle will run for a little bit and then it will blow the number 23 fuse which is ENG 1. has anyone seen this problem before . please help thanks
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J42
This car came in on the hook customer drove to store came out with no start.I have fuel pressure but no inj. pulse or spark checked crank sensor on back of block replaced ignition module. I believe the antitheft only controls fuel.I have no codes either I'm th...
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHG31V64
when this truck was brought to us 3 months ago mil light on with a p0157 low b2s2 activity and oe plugs at 85000, we thought it to be a no brainer ,full tune up and 4 new 02 sensors.flash ahead 2 months and we r chasing multiple o2 and lean exhaust codes.repla... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0134, P0154, P0300
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L service lamp VIN: 2GCEK13T15
Customer has had this problem for quite some time, but very intermittently, "service 4wd" message, flashing indicators on switch, and inoperative 4wd, stores code #C0327 in history, but will never act up when we have it here, thinking encoder motor but would l...
2008 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 5.3L entire vehicle VIN: 3GNFK12358
This vehicle has a driveline vibration from 62mph to 72mph. I removed the rear driveshaft and inspected u-joints. Found rear u-joint completely seized. I thought that was strange for a newer car so I replaced both rear axle u-joints. Thought I had found the pr...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L runs on with key off VIN: 2C4GP54LX3
Never seen this with an injected vehicle before. This van will sometimes continue to run after shut-off. Key off, out of the ignition, dash lights/radio off, loss of communication with scanner - still running, though barely. You can kill it by giving it gas. I... Trouble codes: P1495
2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL46R64
Car came in last year with MIL lamp P0305. Test drove with no fault found. We changed the plugs for maintenance and good measure. Two or three later the light came on. Same issue. Swapped coils and plugs with other cylinders, same issue. Did complete BG clean-... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5)
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16YXS
HELP !! I have this pick/up kickin' my rear. Truck ran OK when delivered. Replaced transmission for a no reverse complaint. While lift testing after re-instalation I noticed a severe missfire. No missfire codes. Fuel ok, Replaced Crank sensor due to broken wir... Trouble codes: 37 (TransTempSensor Too high)
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2B3HD46R21
Greetings Chrysler techs. I have this intrepid that was towed in with what sounds like a timing chain falure. My question is before I take apart for timing components, what is the likelyhood of bent valves? Also it this a common failure for these at 71000 mile...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2B5WB35Z21
This vehicle came in as a no start. After a tune up, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, and air filter it started. It runs ok cold but when its hot, it idles rough, and tries to cut out/stall. cam and crank sensors are verified good, is is map sensor. sync is checked a...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R92
I have traced the problem to the EGR system unplug EGR and idle smooths out hesitation disapears and long term fuel trims go to near zero at idle. My problem is this is an electric EGR valve and two different scan tools do not show any data relating to EGR sys... Trouble codes: P0175 (Fuel sys rich bank 1), P0172 (Fuel sys rich bank 2)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU16N22
asd relay will not ground by itself (no start) if i run ground to asd truck runs fine.this is the second or third mopar we have had like this . 1996 jeep, ecm fixed problem 2001 jeep owner refused ecm we left ground wire hooked up. nys dmv showes up telling me...
2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L Speedometer VIN: 1B3EL46R54
This is a first for me. The speedometer moves in synch with the tachometer. I plugged the scanner into it and sure enough the speedometer is reading 17 mph sitting still and speed increases with RPM. I am not sure where to start. It does have some transmission...
2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L loss of power VIN: 1B3ES56CX5
Owner stated that recently the vehicle felt as if it was losing power under acceleration. Now once the vehicle warms up it will idle but not accelerate. Barely will pull itself. Fuel pressure remains constant during these conditions. No apparent misfire when t...
2005 Dodge Dakota ST 4.7L engine VIN: 1D7HW22N25
WE Have a 2005 Dodge Dakota pick up and it dies out intermitenly after about 10 minutes it dies restarts then dies awhile later. Last week it happened and went away for a few day and now its acting up again. I hooked up the snap on scanner and it there are no ...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L ac VIN: 2D4GP44L45
filled ac system useing dye 4 5 days blowes warm slight leak found in frt ac evap replace 2 weeks later blows warm no leaks found has rear air no leaks found in lines or rear core using dye and sniffer frt condencer is condencer/ oil cooler has anyone had inte...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FACP44M5P
I have +30 years as a diagnostic technician on GM cars/trucks but have had very little experience with these older, non scan, Fords and am not sure where to go from here. Thanks in advance for any assistance!!! Problem I am dealing with is, on initial check o...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start
Alright, I am working on a 97 f-150 4.2l that stalled out going down the road. After checking fuel pressure/volume, spark, compression, and doing some scanning I found that the injectors pulse width is much too large. LOAD values are at around 65-70% while cra...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6634W
This vehicle has a interminent no start due to no fuel pressure as stated before new pump filter and relay. Any help on this one would be appreciated. Power and grounds have been checked and inertia switch has been checked. I believe we put a motorcraft pump a... Trouble codes: P0232
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L vacuum check valve VIN: 1FMFU18L5Y
on heavy acceleration air flow from dash vents go to defrost checked system found leaking a/c control head replaced control head truck came back 2 days later same complaint found check valve not holding bench test new check valve ok install in truck will not h...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L32
Light brake applied only .Start braking at 50mph.When vehicle reaches EXACTLY 40mph vehicles starts to jump or hop off of ground for 3-5 seconds then it is gone.(It makes my stomach fat bounce rapidly)I forgot to mention this will only happen with one person i...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMRE11L52
Vehicle will crank and not start. No injection pulse or spark, and no fuel pump relay engagement. Scan for codes, none stored. Scan tool data inputs in normal range (coolant temp, etc.) Data showed no rpm input and fuel pump driver monitor @ 0%. Labscope crank...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L erratic no power VIN: 1FTYR44U84
I just don't get it. One time it will run up to 5 grand even though it has no power whatsoever, then it will instantly drop to 2500 or so and won't rev any higher.This thing runs like there are pieces of cat hopping around in there and erratically plugging the...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTWX31P56
Truck runs great down the road with no apperant problems. The trouble does not start untill you set the cruise control. No matter what speed you set it to, it does great on flat road or going uphill. When the truck starts to go downhill it acts like it doesn't...
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra GT 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14W3V
Help,, a good customer bought this from a family member and had the transmission replaced. The vehicle runs poor, shift times are wrong, and ck. engine light is on for TPS out of range. Pulled up on Mitchell and backprobed wiring. No 5 volt reference present a...
2002 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L power lock, mirror, window VIN: 1GKET16S12
This Envoy came in with r/h frt door power window, lock and mirror working. Scanned ecm with Modis - had code u1000, loss of serial 2 data and code u1161 loss of comm with the pass door module (PDM). We pulled out the PDM and it had an obvious burnt smell. We ...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L starts then dies VIN: 1HGCD5663R
Thanks for reading this post.This accord will intermittently not run.When it acts up it starts runs for 2 seconds the dies ,if you try to start it agian without turning the switch off it will just turn over without starting,but if you turn the switch off and t...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L security VIN: 1HGCG5650W
I am posting for info. only on this one for now, I do not actually have the car here. Here is my customer's message exactly as it reads: Hi Mark, As we discussed, we are having problems with the car not starting and it has something to do with the locking sys...
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Unknown VIN: JACDJ58X7J
Received this vehicle from a trans shop because they suspect an electrical problem. First problem is that it does not have reverse unless you unplug the tcc/pressure control solenoid 4 wire connector. The tcc solenoid and pressure motor are both new. The resi...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L exterior lighting VIN: SAJHD1042X
This vehicle came in with a no headlamp problem. Found switch bad, replaced, worked fine. now 2 months later back with same problem. Replaced switch again, no change. Have signal to bcm for switch. No signal going from bcm to headlamps, replaced. now have sign...
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA24C03
Hi folks, thanks in advance for the help. I do not have a detectable misfire or any misfire codes, but from what I have learned from other other similar posts, it appears that this P0065 & P0066 codes set when the ECM doesn't see the expected change when the A... Trouble codes: P0065 (Secondary Air injection fault), P0066, P1649 (fuel pump module)
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Harness connector VIN: SAJDA42C13
Hi, This vehicle came in for a driveability issue but during diagnosis our tech mistakenly released the wiring harness pins from the ECM connector and now they will not go back in. He also broke one of the two white plastic pin guide-plates for which we canno...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ78S0P
car was driving from oregon to tri-cities washington, died 50 miles into trip, towed back to oregon and shop installed new napa coil. headed back to tri-cities, died 100 miles into trip. was towed to tri-cities. shop installed new mopar coil and advised custom...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Hood Latch VIN: 1J4FF68S5X
This Jeep is in very good condition, no rust, however the Hood will not open. The cable appears to be in tact. When you pull on it, it moves slightly but does not unlatch the latches. I tried spraying PB blast down both sides of hood, however, cant get to the ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L diff VIN: 1J8GW68J02
cust brought in complaining of scubbing groaning sounds in rear end on sharp left turns,test drove sound comes and goes,sounds like a powersteering pump type sound,not always there.notided back cover had been off and changed fluid to make sure it had right lub...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L trs range sensor VIN: 1J4GL48K42
I need to find out what the labor rate is for rfe transmission solenoid assembly kit 45rfe/454rfe part# [...]. It is and updated range sensor kit it looks like you have to drop the valve body, we cant tell. If someone has done one of these let ...
2003 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16503
hello all, especially KIA techs. Have a Rio with SES light on and code P1693 (MIL request Circuit malfunction)It is a hard code. Will light SES every second trip. Have gone through the VERY rudimentary alldata diagnostics and come up with no answer. Line betwe... Trouble codes: P1693 (MIL request circuit malfunction)
2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L Rear air ride VIN: JTJBT20X65
I have this GX that the rear end is down and a rough ride. Check data list while raising and lowering rear end found LR height sensor not responding. Replaced sensor, turn key on, rear raised to normal height, hit height switch to high, car raised and motor st...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L valve timing VIN: 1LNLM91V2S
Hi, I'm having some issues with valve timing on this engine after reassembling without the dealer tools. I have the dark links on the chain lined up with the crank and cam sprocket marks on both banks, and the keyway on the front of all 4 camshafts pointing do...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L radio/dr. seat VIN: 5LMFU27R04
never seen this problem before or has electrical/drivability man at local dealer. car came in with dead battery, customer had to jump it off multiple times over 3 days. charged battery over night & load tested next day-checked ok. had numenous codes in practic...
2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1NHM87A55Y
misfies at idle.after cold or hot soke,goes in to mim power, mode found one bad voil replaced warn spark plugs,code 2014 and 2110,cleaned t body,car runs great but if it sits for 30 minute mise fire on restart,some times,and no misfire codes,and no mode 6 misf...
2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L top VIN: WDBFA68F4Y
We have this benz in and the main pistons for the top were leaking. We replaced the pistons and now the top won't operate. First, how do you open it manually?(owners manual missing)the top can be pulled up and then the button will allow it to lock into place, ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Easy Entry VIN: WDBRF61J72
I need help from Mercedes Techs. A 2002 C240 came in for an oil change. While attempting to reset the service reminder we accidently reset all factory defaults. Can anybody tell me how to reset the easy entry feature. The customer doesn't have his owners manua...

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1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L HVAC displays VIN: 1G6KY5291P
kept setting codes 32 33 34 37 39 as current when it acted up and it would lose all contact with other computers in system then it corrects itself and above codes go into history very intermittent problem and must go on back burner for now as it runs for days ...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L compressor VIN: 1G6KD52B0R
this caddy is down the road blowin cold. to access codes you press off and warmer simultaniously. then, scroll down with the fan arrow to access the atc (temp system). then, use up fan to scroll values. on ours the low temp. sensor was -39 degrees. the code wa...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L high idle VIN: 1GNDXO3E61
thanks to everybody that replied i ended up replacing the tps with a modified version and all seems to be well Trouble codes: 121 (tps performance), 122 (tps high), 1122 (tps low).
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GT64L51
sorry for the slow close. i thought i had submited one of these already. we ended up finding a spot behind the ignition coil where about 8 wires had rubbed through. repaired the wires and all is good. too bad that had to come after the pcm. thanks for the help... Trouble codes: P1297.
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Electronic VIN: 2C8GP54L51
Many thanks to all who pinned the tcm,thats what fixed it.We had been using Chryslers Star Center to help us on this one,but it just led nowhere.The cars wiring is very rough and we repaired 3 wires in the harness that were complety corroded apart.So in summar...
1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L engine
thank you so much for all the replies. as most said 3psi backpressure on a hard snap throttle is excessive and you wer right.Oddly enough though visualy looking at the converter appeared normal,not burnt,could not see plugging,and light shinned through perfect...
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Misfire VIN: IB3EJ56H8S
thanks to all that replied.the fix was a new pcm. it was replaced and vehicle is running well Trouble codes: 54 (cam sync).
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46RXW
Original rebuilt engine from Jasper Engines was rebuilt with wrong year crankshaft. A new rebuilt engine was set and installed with no issues on start up. When replying to repair help it would be nice if techs read the complete article before guessing.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18Z02
first off i would like to thank everyone for their responses. the problem ended up being a bad crank AND camshaft position sensor in addition to the bad pcm that i had already installed. put them in and she fired right up. thanks for youyr help. iats is the B...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44362
the customer has taken the vehicle back, a few weeks later, the MIL light came back on, the customer says he will bring it back at a later time to fix. Trouble codes: P1486 (Manufacturer Controlled Auxiliary Emission Controls), P1486 (Manufacturer Controlled Auxiliary Emission Controls).
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L compression
Alright, the owner took the car to the dealer to get fixed. He still hasn't gotten back to me and I haven't seen the truck. A few of you kept mentioning shearing off the pin for the camshaft sprockets causing the valvetrain to be out of time. I feel that this ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L noise VIN: 1FAFP5327Y
Thanks Nate and Bruce for the fix. My customer is back on the road. The bushings on the motor mount walked out and the mount became "grounded" and the noise traveled to the cabin of the car. Thanks everybody!!
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FMPU18LOY
The problem turned out to be spark plugs and coil boots. They were original. Now the vehicle runs great! Thanks to everyone with their ideas. The customer said he had just tuned it up so I didn't look at the plugs right away. I will always follow my heart from... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean b1), 0174 (lean b2), 0307 (misfire cyl 7).
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L high idle VIN: 3FAPP11391
well most said to check for vacume leaks and bad pcv systems i have seen many of these issues this however the tps reading was slighty above speck even with a new one ...ended up being a slightly bent throttle stop by the cable how it got bent is beyond me ......
2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP42X61
thanks everyone! wiring to ign coils shorted to intake manifold bolt driver side rear of manifold.
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L parking brake system VIN: 1FMZU72E32
As suggested, replaced bearing and backing plate. noise is gone. There was no play in bearing but like mentioned, loose isn't always the problem. Thanks again for the help.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTSX31P34
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L 4wd frt axel VIN: 1GKDT13W4W
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19JX8
This was the first time that I ask for help. So thanks for all the advices. After I change the new throttle body, the customer drove the truck for a couple days, and the idle finally went down to 650 RPM, check engine light is gone. Note: just last week I ch... Trouble codes: P0121 (tps vol. doesnt agree with maf.), P0506.
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L no green security key VIN: 1HGCG2254W
Thanks for all the help but after checking all powers & grounds and checking all components in the immobilizing units i could not find any component defective. Just when i was ready to send it to the dealer Lee from PA said try leaving the key in the ignition ...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L compressor VIN: JHLRD778X4
Thanks to all that replied. I did a through flush of the entire system and replaced the condenser. Now everything is working properly.
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18744
First off, allow me to thank all of those who replied. I check the EGR system but the LTFT and STFT were still off. The customer rescheduled to have me look at the valve adjustment. As many of you predicted the valve adjustment was tight. Every exhaust val... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel trim rich).
2007 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Starting VIN: 5J6RE48347
I recieved 9 replies. Most suggested checking things like connections at starter and battery, or check for security system issues(this CRV does not have one).Good ideas, thank you. One reply suggested checking PGM-FI relay, which does not appear on a diagram....
2006 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L valve lash spec VIN: SAJWA79B86
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Cruise Control VIN: 1J4GL48K56
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm sorry for the delay. A new OE PCM fixed the jeep. Thanks again for your input!
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: KNDJB72361
it turned out to be the terms under the top plate of pump unit where the 2 wires connect to the pump . they had lost there tenchen and wernt making good contact. ps those where the terms that where corroded. lol. emagin that! thanks all! jim Trouble codes: 440 (evap).
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L cv axle
Gonna call this fixed I installed the axle and had no problems with the axle coming back or otherwise. I would have prefered to use a factory style but all is well.
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L compressor VIN: JM1BK14384
The best responce was that the circuit board for the radio/AC can be brocken when the radio is removed. Why the air bag light was also on is a mystery. Thank you for the responses. The customer has not brought the car back for repair.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WDBED30D2M
Thank you very much, very simply, needed to power flush it and it has been perfect ever since. We flushed it hot and cold with pressure.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S320 3.2L air bag VIN: WDB2201652
Hi.I have fixed this vehicl and it was indeed the passagers seat sensor.Fitted new pads ($495 nzd).Reset ecu and problem fixed. Thanks to the many that repleyed. I did suspect the sensor,it was just the chidl seat part that was making me suspect. Its so great ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4L531H41
Well,I never did get to the bottom of this one.I knew the fuel trims were'nt normal on the freeze fram data.They read normal 99% of the time.It only acted up 3 times while I had it and I drove it over 100 miles.Just long enough to set the code then ran fine an... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire).
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A1Y
Thanks for all the replies...It was the aftermarket coils that set the codes. Replace all coils with OE coils and plugs and all is well. Thanks Steve Trouble codes: 1320 (Ignition Primary Fault).
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S21
Thank you all for your timely replies. My customer has been a total slacker about bringing it back to us to follow up on.One reply suggested carbon on the backs of the intake valves. Six replies suggested an intake gasket leak at #1. The misfire only occurs un... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1).
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3WH14T8M
hey guys thanks again for all the help. most of you were right on. replaced all 6 injectors with a/c delco injectors and vehicle is up and running again. kind of expensive for a used car lot vehicle but you have to do what you have to do.thanks again kevin
2006 Other GM P Series 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5B4JPD2U86
We apologize for the delay in posting the fix. We wanted to have the customer drive the vehicle and verify the repair as this was an intermittent problem. We did some more inspection and tracked down the problem to a wiring harness issue. We could finally dupl... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Mis-fire detection).
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2NF12F52
hey guys, thanks for all of the replies. comes to find out the catalytic converter was completely shut down. pulled cat from manifoldand vehicle started right up. replaced cat assy and vehicle would not start again!! dropped entire exhaust system and cleaned ...
2006 Pontiac Wave 1.6L loss of power VIN: KL2TD69636
Sorry it has taken so long to reply. Looks like the problem is not in the engine area. Problem is in the brakes. the two front wheels very difficult to turn. We are looking into the brake problem now. thank you for the help.
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BJ6331R
I was unplugging the wrong connector, there is a black connector for the seat belt system right next to the read memory connector. Thanks Trouble codes: 35 (Evap Purge Solenoid).
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TARN93P8R
Thanks yall for all the replys. Robert from TX was dead on. With the ground on the intake. We looked and looked but could not finde it to inspect, while running my hand along wire harnesses a loose ground was found, still had I on it but not bolted to anything... Trouble codes: 22 (System normal at this time).
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cam code VIN: 3VWCA21C4Y
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