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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Timing belt VIN: WAUKE5448L
Hello, We have 1990 Audi V8 that has timing belt issues. The timng belt was loose and not turning the water pump causing an overheating issue. We are trying to locate the proper timng marks for this engine. Mitchell has info, but is not correct for this engin...
2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0L abs VIN: 4USCN33462
Guys I need advice. ABS codes 5E3C, 5E38, 5DB0. If I cleared the codes I get 5DB0 back hard, I 1st replaced the left front wheel speed sensor, Then the code re-occured and then to find out that that code was for the left rear not the front. So replaced the lef...
2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L power assist VIN: 1G6DC67A35
Hello! Have a Caddy with lack of power steering assist. Is very stiff to turn wheel, unless light acceleration is applied then power steering works great. I dont have a p/s pressure gauge, but on the return line at the pump, fluid flow looks good until you try...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14H8P
this truck came in and would not idle in gear or in park.check for codes and found code 33 and code 44.check for problems and found both sensors to be "good".replaced fuel filter due to 8 psi and repaired that problemnow has 12 psi fuel pressure.unbolted exhau... Trouble codes: 33 (map sensor circuit too high), 44 (lean exhaust)
1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFK24SXS
have a strange one here need help. vehicle came in with a complaint of lacking power and a ses light on found a code for the waste gate solenoid traced the problem down to a bad pcm. replaced pcm with a remaned code went away and vehicle had all it's power bac... Trouble codes: 56 (injector pump calibration)
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Front Brake pull VIN: 1GBJC3R0WF
Hi. Well I have a fun one here and am looking for a little help from the GM guys. I have a C3500 dual rear wheel truck that dives great down the road under all conditions other then hard rapid brake application. It pulls left then right and then no pull.Very r...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Alignment VIN: 1GNDT13S82
Looking for ideas on camber and caster adjustment. ESI states loosen lower control arm bolts and move lower control arm. Niether the control arm nor the bushing are slotted. The control arm hole might be slightly larger than the bolt., but not enough for any r...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Stall VIN: 1GNEK13Z12
This truck stalls intermitantly hot only it will start up again and run fine some times have to crank more than once before it starts up again. When it dies the fuel gauge goes to empty and the ses light flickers and loss of scanner comunication also had the f...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Tachometer VIN: 1GNEC16T23
Owner states during start-up, Tachometer needle abruptly drops under zero and a ratchet-y noise is audible. One engine starts, Tach functions normally, noise gone. Owner also states left side of Speedometer is dimmer than right, not unreadable but about 20%. C...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDXO3E53
this wonderful venture is a ongoing nightmare everytime you touch it something else goes wrong .today problem is have codes po138 po171 po1133 o2 codes and a lean code. two o2 system front not switching rear high aprox 965mv constant cant see it to be a comput...
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L No power VIN: 3GNFK16Z25
The client complaint is this vehicle will have a no acceleration issue intermitantly. Press the throttle and nothing happens, or a bucking intermitant throttle responce. I have not been able to duplicate the issue while on test drives, or in the shop. To date ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Poor pedal VIN: 1GCJK33265
Hello all GM Truck Techs, So the issue here is this truck has a customer complaint of a "something wrong with brakes" This truck belongs to a friend of mine who has let me borrow in the past. Every time he has lent it to me he has mentioned the brakes to me. I...
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Blower Motor VIN: 2CNDL63F66
Vehicle came in for blower motor not blowing. Checked it out and found not blowing in any speed. Followed flow chart and it came down to replace the blower motor resistor, which I did. Same thing. Still inop. It seems that I only have 9 volts at the blower mot...
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.4L electric steering VIN: 1G1AM15B37
power steering goes away completely. can turn key off and start back and will be ok again for a while. message comes across dash- power steering. doesnt alwys do it. never gives warning. co475 is only code- electric power steering circuit.
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 3.0L a/c system VIN: 4C3AJ52H11
have this vehicle here that a/c light starts blinking. new parts replaced evap.temp. sensor & exp. valve. refrigerant ok. now leaks. works fine at idle & while cruising whie in the non recirc mode. when in the recirc mode after a while at idle or cruising a/c ...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Trans front seal VIN: 3C4FY48B13
Replacement of front trans seal/bearing combo requires special tool. Local dealer does not have and tools, currently on back-order though has never seen a leaking seal requiring replacement. How can seal/bearing combo be replaced? Suggestions?
2007 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L no reverse VIN: 2A4GP44R07
feeling stupid and need a little help. got this town and country with no reverse. all other gears work well and no codes. thought it would be a no brainer after looking at the charts and coming up with must have lost the reverse clutch. so out comes the trans,...
1992 Dodge W250 5.9L volt gauge VIN: 3B7KM23L0N
Truck with charge till it is warm and then intermitin stop charging can get to charge if you turn the truck on and off then it will stop charging a few mins later when it stops charging still have a signal from crank sensor with scan tool have 5and 9 volts at ...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L evaporator core VIN: 1B7MF33681
CAUTION LONG POST!!! HELP! This is the second time I'm replacing the evaporator core under warranty and don't want a third time. Been replaced twice by the dealer and then twice by my shop and so this makes #5. Every time it comes back it shows a leak coming f...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Electronic VIN: 1D7HU18Z22
Hi All, I have this Dodge 1500 that will not shift out of park. I discovered that the shift interlock solenoid is commanded on preventing the gear selector from moving. I looked at the EWD on Mitchell and the brake switch is an input to the PCM. The PCM then ...
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L wipers, turn signals, dimmer VIN: 1B3HB48B47
Hi, Im shooting in the dark here,wipers (front and rear) turn signals and dimmer dont work cant control the headlights. I have checked the under hood fuses and searched for a second fuse box but found none.No owners manual in vehicle. My modis will only work u...
2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L Ignition VIN: WDOPE84588
Hello Folks, This sprinter is a repo that came in without keys. I ordered a key from the dodge dealer (ouch!) and it opens all the doors but wont turn in the Ignition. Am i missing something? Seems like to new a vehicle to have had the cylinder replaced alread...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FMEU15H2R
Hello everyone, i am trying to get some advice on a 94 full size bronco. It has the E40D tranny. I have test driven the vehicle several times and have seen nothing wrong. The customer complains of a neutral condition intermittently, sounded like a lot of the t...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDEE14H2S
This van came in for hesitation and bogs when you accelerate.It doesnt happen all the time.If you accel easy it happens and some time dies out.Has new plugs.Checked wires and found wire arcing and replaced all the wires , cap and rotor as well,no change.When y...
1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FMEU15HXT
I have some promblem with this bronco. Came in on the hook customer stated that he cannot get it started and doesn't know why. He has replaced the coil, distributer, ignition coil, and still have no spark and no injector pulse. I found that the check engine li...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15Y5T
This truck goes into a no-start condition after a hot soak or after it has cooled down for at least 4 hours.the truck fails to start sometimes for 30 seconds and then sometimes longer. I have a spark tester connected and the spark is extremely weak or missing ...
1997 Ford F-350 7.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDKF37G3V
truck came in last week with starts some times. pulled codes, replace crank sensor. today no start. unplug maf and truck starts. plug up no start. check for 5 volt ref, none. unplug sensor and have 5 volt ref. have 5 volt ref with key on or off. running or not...
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAFP58S7W
Hi everyone, I need help please. This Taurus failed smog due to high hc and co. When monitor front o2 signals, o2 intermittently stays high at .900v which cause the emission to about .5% co and hc to be over the state limit. No codes are found in the memory, n...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPX28L8X
customer brought in the truck with a rough idle, po171 code. checked pcv system hoses, no holes in the rubber elbows. unable to find any vacuum leaks. installed new plugs in #1 bank. replaced to coil boots, due to cracking. injectors check good. fuel pressure ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on, no crank VIN: 1FAFP55U82
Vehicle towed in. No crank. Dash lights lighing up. Customer states they heard a pop noise while driving and engine shut off. Tried to restart and a no crank condition is present. Scanned for codes and could not communicate with two scan tools. Checked for vol... Trouble codes: XXX
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, RUN RICK BANK1 VIN: 1FTPW125X4
GOOD MORNING FORD GUYS, I have a 05 f150 in our shop with a mil light on and code po172 rich b1. Have also noticed that at 1500rpm the engine will sit and shake like it has a engine miss. Long term will start at -9 and as soon as you acc will go to -17 and con... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank1)
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L valvetrain VIN: 1FTPW12515
This client came in after returning from vacation, stating that the truck was running fine when he stopped at a motel for the night. When he got back in the truck the next morning,and started it up, the engine had a real bad rattle or knocking sound. He took t...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L lack of power VIN: 1FDWF36PX6
any info is helpfull, so please do :) vehicle was brought to me from another shop, where the ficm,glowplug module,& turbo were replaced due to wear/or missdiagnosis. complaint was hard to start/ no start. vehicle had many oil leaks and scan tool only showed co...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L unknown VIN: 1GKDT13W3Y
This Envoy will stumble and buck during launch. The type of launch does not matter, light throttle to full throttle. In fact, the stumble acts like a primary or secondary ignition miss. We checked engine drivability. No problems found. We then discovered that ...
2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13T41
I hope someone can point me in the right direction because this small leak is killing me. Yukon came in with check engine light on with p0442 small evap leak. closed system with scanner and smoked it. found evap vent valve leaking as well as fuel cap. vent val... Trouble codes: P0442
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L Evaporator Housing VIN: 1GTEC14TO3
Greetings fellow techs, Got a wierd one here. Well customer brought in this single cab truck with A/C system working extremely well. Customer complained of water in floor board. I smelled the towel that he wiped it up with and it doesn't smell like antifreeze....
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L parking lamps VIN: 2HKYF18596
This is my wifes car and today she had a dead battery. I jumped it and took it to check out and found that the battery was bad. After replacing the battery as I connected the negative cable the parking and tail lights came on. I cannot shut them off. Thinking ...
2003 Isuzu W4500 NPR 6.0L ring and pinion VIN: 4KDC4B1U93
We are in the process of replacing the ring and pinion but have hit a road block- the ring is held on with a unusual looking bolt. It is similar to an inverted torx but is squared off, not pointed like a torx. We have tried using the SC620D which is the GM sea...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2226X
we scanned for codes & data ,mil light 01829,05414,05440 came up . we used two different snap on scanners & came up with this codes . there is no info on these codes ??? checked shop key , identifix , iatn please inform us as to what is occuring ??? t... Trouble codes: 01829 (05414-), 05414 (05440-), 05440
1998 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L none VIN: 4M2ZV1110W
hey guys i have problem with a/c on this van. the compressor is not coming on i checked voltage to the compressor it have no 12volt but it have a ground. if i aply a 12volt to compressor the clutch comes on and it start blowing cold air.high and low pressure s...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Brake Lights, Transmission VIN: WMWRC33402
This Mini came in with an EP code displayed where the P,R,N,D is normally displayed, in the center instrument cluster. The vehicle also had no brake lights. Using our Autologic scan tool I found a code for the brake light switch. The BCM was not showing a chan...
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Cannot set timing VIN: 1N6SD11SOT
I cannot set the timing to 10 degrees BTDC. There are two distributor stab points that allow the engine to run, but the distributor will not rotate enough to reach 10 degrees BTDC in either stab situation. Alldata says through a TSB to disconnect the TPS conne...
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L No Start VIN: 2G3AJ51N5M
2 weeks ago poor idle no communication with scanner, replaced pcm (used) and all is well. came yesterday no start, no injector pulse scoped crank sensor 3x and 1x good pattern at ICM Scoped signal to and from ICM and PCM both good pattern put back old PCM stil...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L pings VIN: 5TDBT48A31
vehicle has a hard ping when accelerating in the rpm range of 2000-[...]. test knock sensor with ohm test found open as per spec. timming advance will vary from 20 to 25 while pinging is happening. mass sensor reads 8gps at idle and will increase normally. ...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L No Start, No MIL VIN: 4T1BE32K72
Hello members. Got a Camry LE here towed in with no start. MIL light does not come on at all when it won't start. checked fuses, relays-all ok. tested power to PCM at connector E6 (according to Mitch. on-demand) pins B+, BM+, BATT- all 12.36V, which is what th...
2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L radiator VIN: 5TBRT34104
We used coolant test strips and they do not show any problem with the coolant, they show a pH of 7. What are we missing? We tested our water and it is not hard or soft, we have replaced hundreds of radiators without problems, and hundreds more vehicles have ...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWGG83A8T
Routine maintenance, LOF, air and fuel filters. Used OE parts on this VW. Crank no start condition now. Did partial fill fuel filter and crank lines at injectors to bleed. Car makes a little attempt to run and then shuts off. Almost acts like it is flooded at ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C3X
Has no throttle response. Hesitates, shifts hard, hard start and dies at idle. DTC 1580 current, throttle b1 malfunction. Throttle body has been replaced. Data on Scan tool reads zero "0" percentage all the time for throttle position, even with throttle wide o... Trouble codes: 1580 (throttle b1 malfunction)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWDD21CXY
hello this 1.8 bug was towed in. cranks over but does not fire, motor spins like the tb is broken and sounds like has no compression, I pulled the tb cover and the belt has slack is this an interference motor and can it be fixed?
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door locks VIN: 3VWSP69M91
OK, guys, this one has me stumped... and I specialize in these cars. The power door locks' 'lock' function will randomly not work. More not work than works. The speed-determined auto-lock won't work, the lock button on the driver's door won't lock the doors, ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L parasitic draw VIN: 3VWSP29M32
Good day people. I have the VW that has a draw (at least I think so) that will kill the battery over night. This is an intermittent condition. Will happen once or twice a week. This has been going on for about 6 months now. Client has replaced battery two mont...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Valve train VIN: 3VWSE69M04
Hi Guys, Got this VW in for overheating and found a bad water pump and blown head gasket. While the head was off I noticed a cracked exhaust valve on #3 cyl..After replacing all exhaust valves the car ran fine.2 days later it is back with no compression on #...
2002 Volvo V70 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YVISZ58K72
customer complaint, when turning corner slowly then depressing accelerator engine just idles ,no revs,has done this twice,engine has cut out when coming to a halt twice,buts starts straight away, fault code for a accelerator pedal sensor is recorded each time,...
2004 Volvo S40 LSE 1.9L srs light on VIN: YV1VS27564
hi volvo techs i need help again, i am working on a 2004 volvo s40 with sips, curtain, drivers and front passengers airbags,and pretensioners, the light is illuminated all the time, code interrogation with autologic finds fault 013d drivers sips bag high resis...

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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUFL54D3Y
this vehicle has been gone a couple of weeks now, follow up call was good. voltage at throttle body was good, connections solid. I performed the throttle relearn a few times after replacement i thought maybe it didnt take the first time. i was able to read pc...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Converter VIN: WAUAC68D61
We disconnected the battery to do the job and test drove when it was done. It drove perfect. Thanks for the input to all the techs who said disconnecting the battery was all you need.
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L srs
Thanks for all the replies. As most of you said code 20 is the passenger seat sensor. By the time everything else was fixed on this car, the customer didn't want to spend money on it so it didn't get fixed. Again thanks for all the replies they were very help...
2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L maintenance rem VIN: 5UXFE43558
sorry to take so long to close, but customer did not return with vehicle until today(8/6/09). I recieved 6 replies most of which showed the same procedure as alldata, but that did not work on this vehicle. this is what I finally did to reset(by trial & error)....
1989 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Noise VIN: 1G4HP54C5K
I replaced the fuel tank and that took care of it. William, Rob and Ken hit it. The customer didn't like it, but that's the way it goes.
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Charging VIN: 1G4CW52KOS
Hello fellow techs.This park avenue is fixed and the customer is happy and I am happy.Thanks to all the techs who took the time to respond to my help request.Bill and Ron gets a special thanks for their response about the ign module. After pursuing all the ide...
2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR54K73
Thanks guys for all of the suggestions. found out that I had 2 issues going on here. The ABS module had taken a dump, And the ignition switch was dropping power out on the pink wire intermittetly. Took a bit of Diagnostic time but we got it fixxed. Thanks a... Trouble codes: P1571 (TCS PWM circuit no frequency/ signal), U1040 (Lost communication EBCM/EBTCM), P1689 (TCS deliverd torque fault), U1255 (Loss of class 2 communication).
2005 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L Heated seats VIN: 3GYFK66N35
The replies were split between the switch and the drivers door module. I'm leaning towards the module because it clicks on and off intermittently. I told my wife if she can let me have the car one day I can maybe accurately diagnose it. The dealer says the ...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Accessories VIN: 1G1YY22POR
The Tech1 flashed it with only the Mass Storage Card, Body cartridge is not needed. Not familiar with this scan tool, found out you have to scroll past PCM, ABS, BCM, and proceed to programing, then the rest is obvious. The Tech2 does not work due to software ...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Stall, stalls in gear only VIN: 1GND123456
well thanks for all the input...yes it was a weak pick-up in the dist. also the harmonic balancer had slipped a bit causing inacurate timing. i made my own marks and we were good to go! thanks again
1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GTEK19R4T
unfortunately, none of the replies were helpful. the fix was to warranty out his cardone distributor. i received a call from identifix yesterday, and was told that in one other instance, the cam sensor caused this exact issue. on his advise, i unplugged the ca... Trouble codes: P300.
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19R0T
Pulled out the oxygen sensors and no difference in the way it ran. Replaced the injectors with the updated part and the problem went away. Trouble codes: P0161, P0172, P0175, P0300.
1999 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 2CNBE18C6X
Thank you to all that responded. I replaced the pcm and still had the same problem. I didn't like it, but I sent this one to the dealer. I will update post when I hear what the dealer found. Thanks again.
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L valve train VIN: 3G1JF12T9X
thanks for all the replies found oil gallies gunked up which also caused a spun bearing at this time customer plans on trading vehicle in for a new one thanks again for all the replies oil pressure dropped after runnimng for 15 min due to gu...
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAGG25R42
informative only repair is listed above. this vehicle had gone to the dealer for 2 injector cleanings and a reman. pcm then it went to another shop and they cleaned the injectors and did a full tune up then I got my shot at it. When vehicle arrived it had a c... Trouble codes: P0200.
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Unknown VIN: IGINE52J92
I forgot to tell everyone that I put a new control head in it already. The new one was bad. so all replies were right. thanks
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1GCHG35U54
after checking everything i could think of and everything you all suggested. spoke with local chevy dealer shop foreman,he suggested that if everything else checked out to replace the intake gaskets just to eliminate them. he has seen lots of them go bad,and y... Trouble codes: P0506, P0507.
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L start and stall VIN: 3C3EL55H3V
I removed instrument cluster and found that it had a hot spot on back, a few solderd diode's were loose, we replaced cluster with a new unit and so far so good. thank you for your input.
2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L thermastate housing VIN: KLATA2266Y
i rechecked motor mounts,hoses.found nothing wrong.nothing causeing pressure or pulling on the housing. customer decided to get rid of this fine piece of automoble. thank you all
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2B3HD46R21
Gave customer quote for engine, recommended not repairing since concenses was valves were probaby bent, engine was sludged,and at 71k engine this engine is at end of life cycle. Still waiting for customers decision. Thanks to all who resonded, you provided exa...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Cuts out VIN: 1B4HR28NX1
Thank you to all IATN'members, specialy Elden, Roymond, Matt, and Casey. Most telling me to replace key ring, update, and theft system. So I recom the cust to take it to the dealer for key ring and update. Trouble codes: P1686, P1698, P1685.
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3D7KU28653
thaks for all your help, the vehicle had a cracked #2 injector
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3D7MU48C94
Ok, here it goes. I've replaced another injector and all is good again...for now. I checked several things and hope the combination of correcting these problems will take care of the repeated injector failure. Most of the responses suggest things that I had...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 3D7KR28C26
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L crank-case ventilation VIN: 1FTSW30L7X
Greetings everyone I would like to thank everyone for their input and ideas. This one is not truly fixed, but it works and customer is ok with that. As requested by the e-mails I've received, I'll fill you in on the information. The PCV (oem) has been change...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L gen module
customer took car to dealer found hatch lock was the problem thanks for your help johnnie
2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S85
I want to thank everyone again, after rechecking the timing multiple times I moved the exhaust cam 1 tooth and found that the flat spot in the back is way off, so you would know if you were off a tooth. I pulled the exhaust cam and found scuffing/wear on beari... Trouble codes: P0017.
2005 GMC Safari 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEL19X55
we finally got a oe sensor. the heater circiut was about 13.8 ohms vs about 8.5 for the bosch far it passed its 1st monitor ck. will keep you all advised. thanks alot for your input. david Trouble codes: P0053.
1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L speedometer VIN: JHMCB7648M
all the replied said to fix the cluster. I did not realize that this car was reading in kilometers. when the customer called me back, he enlightened me to that, and also to the intermittent dead speedometer. Which is most definitely the speed sensor. which I h...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJHX1246T
I appreciate everyones response. I was not successful of fixing the problem. We checked powers & grounds via voltage drops & checked voltage drops under load also. Found 2 wrong spark plugs. Replaced the IAC. Went back to basics & found 4 of the 6 cylinders @ ...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L valve timing VIN: 1LNLM91V2S
this one is fixed the machine shop had swapped the intake for exhaust cam on one bank, if you can imagine not a good couple of days. Stewart
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L No crank VIN: JM1BK12F14
Thanks to everyone who replied especially George from BC. The customer only had one key. So we got 2 new keys. Reprogramed the new keys NOT add keys. Which you need to have a IDS and a subscription to Mazda Tech info. After that the vehicle seem to have gotten...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Lighting VIN: WDBKK49F21
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28Y3Y
Well, this one is fixed! The clogged converters were the problem. No idea why the CTS code had set, but it hasn't recurred. Carl from Ohio also suggested checking the replacement distributor for problems if it was aftermarket. Good advice as I've seen trouble ... Trouble codes: P0115 (Coolant Temperature Sensor), P0325 (Knock sensor).
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D91
Replaced vent valve cleared codes all seems good completed drive cycle thanks a million Trouble codes: P1488, P1491.
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Stall VIN: JN8DR09Y03
I received some good responses most directing me to the idle air relearn procedure. I had tried to do that with the Solus Pro but was unable to do it because I kept getting an error message during the test. I also tried to do a manual relearn but that was also...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E35
well the problem turned out to be slugde as some of you have sugested first off thanks for the replies second off i did a oil flush witch turned out to be putting a band aid on cancer but it was enough to get custumers car thru smog check and she is happy Trouble codes: P0021.
2003 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L head lights VIN: 1G8AL52F63
This car came in with headlights inop. I had just taken over the used car team in my dealership. I have no reference material available yet and the used car manager opted to "wholesale this one". Thanks for the reply from everyone. I took a W.A.G. at the BCM b...
2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZK23C67
This one is fixed the bank 2 sensor 1 heater was open. replaced it all is good. Big thanks to all!!! Trouble codes: P0051, P0158, P2197.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L lack power VIN: 3VWCD21C3Y
thanks Don from oklahoma the maf didn't change anything I got myself a scan tool from a very helpful local shop that deals with vw and it did turn out to be the turbo I am actually surprised the power this car makes now that the turbo works even without the tu...
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