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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L No Start VIN: WABHE6324S
1994 540i bmw do not know if it is the dme or the crank shaft censor or the cam censor .will not get power to the fuse for the fuel pump but it has power to the fuel pump relay can by pass the fuse and get power to the pump . but it will not run that good with...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Power Seats VIN: WBABR3347Y
Hi Guys About a month ago customer came in with passenger side power seat inoperative.Seat would not move in any direction nor would it recline.Customer did'nt want to spend much money and asked if i could just try and get seat manually back to a comfortable p...
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...
1954 Buick Super 322CID converter VIN: A401765200
ok guys i need some info on this one so i don't pull this back out for no reason,origally pulled and rebuilt because it was not installed corectly(wiped out front pump because converter not clocked right)when took apart also found wrong pump gasket,this is a d...
1995 Buick Regal 3.8L Surge VIN: 2G4WB52LXS
Our concern on this car is the surging under load but we have tested everything out that we could think of, but our main concern switched from the surge to getting the history codes to clear. The vehicle had twelve codes in the history we thought this seemed l... Trouble codes: P0113, P0118, P0123, P0140, P0341, P0502
2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GYEK63N54
This code (P2135) is very intermittent. I have followed diagnostic on Alldata concerning loose wiring crimp at throttle body connector. I cannot find any loose conections nor can I duplicate the problem. I have done voltage drops on G103 & G104. Has anyone com... Trouble codes: P2135 (TPS 2 Sensor Disagrees With TPS 1 Snsor)
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G1BL52P4T
Car came in after sitting for more than a year with a hard miss.Someone else had been into it and crossed cylinder number 2 and number 6 plug wires.Car still missed. Dist vent house was carbon tracking out of cap. Cap and rotor replaced.Miss was gone car still... Trouble codes: P0335, P0336
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 43WM116823
Greetings fellow tech Thank you for your time on reading this message. I have this 98 chevy cavalier with a starting condition during cold start and after warm up. The vehicle is hard to start during the cold crank. After the engine warms up it is still a bit ...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L engine VIN: 1GCHK33J0W
I have a bit of a mystery. Customer returned from a trip out of town over weekend. Said the truck ran great all of the way. On first start up Monday, it ran horrible. MIL was flashing. She was able to drive to our shop. I did a quick crank test and could tell ...
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L pressures VIN: 1Y1SK5289Y
This little prizm came in with an a/c leak. Located the leak to be the front seal of the compressor. MAJOR leak. Replaced the compressor, orifice, dryer, and belt. vacuum for 60 minutes and charged with 1.65lbs 134a. Added 3 oz of oil to compressor and 2oz to ...
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S97
Has anyone seen this code before? Mitchell's discription isn't very clear and there isn't a good test procedure. I have checked for PCM updates related to this code and there aren't any. Any help would be appriciated. Trouble codes: P1400 (Cold start emission reduction system)
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L vavletrain VIN: 1G1AL55F86
Hey fellow techs, seems like once a little goes wrong a lot follows it. I replaced the headgasket on this 2.2L cobalt. It was for and older mechanic and he was trying to save as much as possible. So when i was done he said he would change the oil, which i didn...
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L no start VIN: 1C4GP54L6X
This van was towed in as a no start from a GM dealer that sends us all their non GM cars. The dash was half apart. Can't get a straight story on the original symptom. Owner says all parts are original, but I am concerned they are not being truthful about the B...
2006 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L left front rotor/caliper VIN: 1A4GP45R96
We have seen this recently on two different Chrysler minivans. The first one was a 2001 and the customer wasn't happy over the 6 months of trying to catch the problem. Both customers complained of a burning smell and loss of power and vibration. It was hard to...
1995 Dodge Dakota 5.2L emission VIN: 1B7GL23Y1S
car came in 1/5/05 for failed smog and a brake job. replaced egr valve and oxygen sensor and car passed. also replaced thromostat. car came in a few days ago for failed smog also. readings failed for hc and nox. nox measure 734 and max was 508, hc mease 93 at ...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L compressor & cooling fans VIN: 2B4GP2435Y
Customer brought vehicle in for a/c charge/repair. Was charged 1 week ago and now low on refrigerant.Partially charged for testing and found cooling fans do not come on with compressor.Now here's were it gets strange.If you turn off the compressor the radiator...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7MU48DX3
This truck is a 2003 ram 3500 dually 5.7 hemi The truck when hot and under med to heavy load will missfire violently. It throws a p0300 multi miss immediately and missfires on 6 out of 8 cylinders. the cylinders that are missing are 1,2,3,5,7,8. 4 and 6 show z... Trouble codes: P0300, P0394
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L drive shaft VIN: 3D7KA286X3
we have a 2 wheel drive dodge that we replaced u joints in for what we thought was the noise problem. it has a krinkle noise like you would have with a dry needle bearing when shifted from drive to reverse. it almost sounds like it is coming from the middle of...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1D7KS28CX6
Thanks for looking at this with me. I have a 06 Dodge 2500 here.. after the injectors were replaced at a shop across town. customer complained of bad idle at startup. I have found that when air heater circuit is running engine misses badly. Im not a diesel tec...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FLMA5146T
Veh has a bad hesitation,it will stall about half the time on decel ONLY in gear,i have relaced the i.a.c.,the t.p.s. and the m.a.f. all to no avail,i found the spark plugs to be DROWNING in anti-seize i've cleand off 3 of them but prob is no better i smoked t...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L intake manifold VIN: 1FTZX1724X
I'm installing reman. engine. Coolant leaking from front of intake on drivers side and rear of intake on passengers. The new, updated "double seal" (OE) gaskets were installed. Upon dissassembly inspection and 'micing' the seal of coolant port (left side front...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L mode 6 failure VIN: 1FDAF57S4X
Hello fellow tech's I have a 1999 f-550 6.8l that the driver stated lost power during normal driving and remained guttless until he cycled the ignition switch. checked for codes none to be found. knowing about issues with dpfe sensors I installed a new for dpf...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTZR15V6Y
This engine still has excessive valve noise and rough idle. Has anyone run into cracked blocks with these 3.0's? I believe there is still exhaust entering into the cooling system but I can't pick it up with a block test. I don't have an exhaust analyzer. Oil p... Trouble codes: P0402 (EGR excessive flow)
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L cooling system
This is a good one! I replaced the upper and lower radiator hoses on this truck and it now runs hot. I am not new to this business, no kinked hoses or anything simple, I let it run with the cap off until the stat opened and it has no bleeder that I can see. It...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F41
This powerstroke will intermittantly run very rough at startup. If you cycle the key it will usually clear up and run fine. I had to drive it for a week before it acted up. When it acts up it will set code P0261. We have replaced the IDM with a factory reman ... Trouble codes: P0261 (Injector 1 circuit low)
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTRW08L82
Thanks for looking over my post. Customer droped off his F-150 for a stall when comming to a stop, bucks and almost stalls on interstate driving, and CEL. All of these problems seam to occur when the engine is warm, driving for at least 30 min, and warm outsid... Trouble codes: P0340 (Loss of CMP Signal)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cruise control VIN: 1FTNW21F62
Cruise control on this vehicle does not work.No codes in computor.Will not do self test(key on while holding off button)no cruise light.Have tried new switches in steering wheel.Has 7 volts on blue black wire from pcm,volts change as you hit switches but does ...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF56P94
truck was on a road call and started chugging and losing power, blowing black smoke. limped home spent last week on it doing tests and getting familiar with systems. fuel pressure check at water separator showed good at 80 psi(specs are 55-65) could not start ... Trouble codes: P006A (MAP mass or volume air flow), P0401, P132B (Turbocharger Boost), P1378 (Supply voltage circuit), P2290 (injection control pressure too low), P2617 (crank sensor circuit)
2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L rear differential VIN: 1FAFP27135
code 1889 cant clear it , no drivability problems , tsb didn't fix the problem, is there any common problem with these.
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3FAHP37N95
if i desconet the head temp sensor runs better i also replace this sensor new any help wiil be appresieted
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P86
Ok this one has me puzzled. We have a contract with a local company in Washington DC and they have a fleet of over 900 6.0 diesel vehicles!!! Anyway this vehicle came into the shop cutting off. Scan for codes using Ford IDS, found no codes. Test drove vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0341
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L restraint system VIN: 1FTRX14W48
hi techs: this pick up came to our shop with the air bag light flashing on the dash.hooked up scan tool and found two codes stored, b2292 and b2691. further diag. revealed that both seat belt harnesses had been ripped out of the receiver part of seat belts dam...
1997 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GTCT14W4V
Came in on a tow truck with a blown slave cylinder. Did a full clutch job. Afterwards, it was very difficult to start the engine. Found the distributor was 2 teeth off and could tell someone has had the intake off before. Retimmed distributor and got the engin...
2000 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTCS19WXY
customer complaint - vehicle is very hard to start in am but ok after it does start. for several days it started ok for me. after sitting over weekend it failed to start. spark is good. fuel pressure ok. and getting pulse at injectors. vehicle would not fire e... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Rear AC temp door and mode door VIN: 1GKEK13Z53
I wasn't sure if this would be elect or AC, so I put it here. the aux ac wont change mode or temp. it always blows cold out the face vents. the very rear control head is missing. it says that it communicates over the class2 data buss. the front aux control hea...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7664M
the sport transmision lamp flashes then vehicle will not start
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG2241W
sets an intermittant code 1457, Clearing the code, it will return sometimes days later, usually when cold and under full throttle accelleration. Has been doing this for sometime Now has a very minor inaccessible fuel leak, maybe related, only when tank is at 3... Trouble codes: 1457 (emission leak)
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH185X3
this vehicle was brought to me running very bad at idle and while driving. the mil was on wiht a code related to the iac valve. i cleaned the valve and the car ran way better .now the mil come on about 30mi after i clear it.the code p0172 system too rich only ... Trouble codes: P0172
1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L No Start VIN: 2J4FY19E3K
Vehicle towed in no start. Check fuel pressure ok 15 psi. Varified no spark no injector pulse. Hooked up Modis no rpm and injector pulse width while cranking. Test crank sensor with scope perfect wave form replaced anyway still no rpm or injector pulse. Ohm cr...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S5T
Vehicle originally came to us with a stalls/ won't restart sometimes complaint. Checked for codes and found ignition coil primary circuit code. Once we were able to duplicate the problem, which usually happens after the vehicle is warm, we found no ground cont...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1J4GZ58S2T
Thanks in advance. This one is being a pain. This one will not get out of its own way. Scanned computer and it had two codes with no light on , P1762 and p1763 (transmission solonoid voltage high and low. I dont know if this an old code that has not been clear...
2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L hvac VIN: 1J4GL58K36
Hi All, have a strange one. This Liberty will have good vent temps for the first 5-10 mins after initial start up (50-55*F) then temps will climb almost to ambient. Compressor cycles constantly unless low press. switch is jumped. Suction line gets cold and swe...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1247T
hi everyone ive got this discovery here and its got us all stumpped here. came in and the customer was complaining that the idle was far to high. we went to check the truck and idle was at 1300 and ranged up to about 2500 at some points. the idle is not alw...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L coolant VIN: SALTW12411
We pulled the heads and had them pressure checked , they were fine. There is no visible failures in the head gaskets . We pulled the timing cover , the gasket was crumbly but intact and the cover appears to be good. Any thoughts ??? Has anyone seen this ??...
2004 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALNE22234
It Will Run Fine For About 5-10 min Then Cut Out. Then Oly Turns Over. Leave For About 10 min And Will Start Right Up. Any Info And Help On This Thing Would Be Great. Trouble codes: P0336, P1472, P1471
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, RECURRING PO130 VIN: JT8GK13TOR
hello there fellow techs. i have this 1994 lexus es 300 with a 3.0 dohc engine and automatic trans which has been haunting me for the past few months. i initially installed a o2 sensor due to engine code po130 which at the time was lead to believe was going to... Trouble codes: P0130
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Hello: Another surging idle mystery vehicle. Thought for sure it was another vacuum/intake leak type of repair. No leaks found with smoke test, mirror exam or spraying with brake cleaner around intake. Removed ISC from bore and plugged with large plastic plug.... Trouble codes: P0120 (Throttle position sensor cicuit A)
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Poor Acceleration VIN: 1YVGF22CX1
This car has poor acceleration and very late shift points. It feels like it has a restricted exhaust but back pressure is one psi at the most at any RPM,Driving or standing still.WOT from stand still 02 reads 900 mv. 02 seems to switch normally and fuel trims ...
2003 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L cooling fans VIN: JM3LW28A63
customer is complaining of his cooling fans noisey. i drove the vehicle and it seems the very hi speed mode was activated, the fan motors sounded a little loud to me but not obvious that there was a problem. i am not sure if i should just try a new set of fan ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E6T
Thanks in advance for any help. I am not a MBZ tech but serviced this for a good customer. I did a minor service (lube, oil and filter), replaced bad front shocks, replaced bad fan clutch and thermostat. Everything was fine vehicle left after service and 1 da... Trouble codes: P0411 (Air injection flow incorrect), P0400 (EGR flow), P1700 (Manufactuer controlled transmission)
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E3V
checked o2 sensor voltage with a dvom and found to be switching within the range of 300-1100mv.spoke with identifix throughout process last time and determined that by adding a redundant ground on the sensor ground it pulled the voltage down to 60-900mv. added... Trouble codes: P0130 (o2 sensor circuit malf)
1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Starting, Guages, Accessories VIN: WDBGA51G3X
Customer states car would intermittently not start. I have observed nothing powers up when key is turned on. No accessories work, instruments do not come on and the starter will not crank. I can not scan for codes as the ignition is not powering up. I have che...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Fan / Fan circuit VIN: WMWRE33452
I am working on the cooling / condenser fan on a Mini Cooper finding lack / poor info is not helping matters. A crash course / hints on this fan system and repairs would be appreciated Car came in for AC work and noticed too high of high side quizzing cu...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Electronic VIN: JN1RZ26HXP
hi thanks in advance.this car has been changed over to 134 some time back.the problem i'm having i that i from what the customer says it doesn't cool like it should and the condensor fan doen't kick on. the fan works,but from what i see on all data this thing...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: JN1CA3186Y
this car came into our shop with a bad coil after reading some of the fixes on this site we advice the costumer on replacing all of them at once. all coils were replace vehicle still had a misfire on cylinder one, after running for a few minutes the car shut-o... Trouble codes: P0301, P1320 (primary coil malfunction)
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D01
greetings to all this nissan came to me from another shop whom were chasing a couple of evap codes.as noted they have changed several solenoids with no success.i did check for codes and got two evap codes small leak and large leak for evap.i put my smoke machi... Trouble codes: P1441, P0455
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, ENGINE NOISE VIN: 1N4AL11DO3
hello techs this vehicle came in with a rough idle and a cel on.initial inspection proved failed crank sensor,sensor was replaced.now cel is back on with a random cylinder misfire and when it gets to a certain temperature engine sounds like it is coming apart... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Stall VIN: 1G3WS52H2X
this car has an intermittant stall concern. mostly noticable when first started cold, but can happen anytime. sometimes may start and stall 3-5 times right away, sometimes may stall only once and then run fine. checked fuel pressure=ok, had fuel pressure gage ... Trouble codes: N0NE
1997 Opel Monterey 3.2L Cuts out VIN: JACUBS25GP
please could you tell me if the fault code is in fact the speed sensor. and where is the speed sensor situated any wiring diagrams would be apreciated. This vehicle cuts out and then starts right up again. As this vehicle is foreign to my country we do not hav... Trouble codes: 24 (vehicle speed sensor)
1995 Other Ford 2900 3.6L Expansion Valve? VIN: 1GHT3RDET0
I have a question regarding this farming swather. After a recharge of 3 lbs, the compressor kicks out after about 10 seconds. It has pulled the low side down under 10lbs. The high side goes to 100lbs. I applied power and ground to the compressor to run it cons...

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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Timing belt VIN: WAUKE5448L
Ok, thanks again everyone for the helpful suggestions. We ended up renting the proper tools from www.audipages.com. Price was very fair and Paul shipped the tools out very promptly. I am greatful to the tip about renting the tools, as I was prepared to purchas...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L coolant system VIN: WBAGJ8320W
thanks to all for taking the time to help a fellow tech. everyones imput helped. This one turned out to be the thermostat. I did learn that the guage stays in the middle for a wide range of tempature (aprox 200f - 235f) then continues once the engine temp gets...
2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L abs lamp on VIN: WBAGJO3421
2002 BMW 318ti compac 2.0L timingchain/tensioner VIN: WBAAT52060
This car is fixed,as most suggested, the chain guide was broken. We had to wait for parts from Germany as BMW NZ did not have guide or chain in stock! WE REPLACED CHAIN, GUIDES, TENSIONER, and gaskets, also replaced front seal. It is critical to use special to...
2008 BMW X6 xDrive35i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFG43538
Thanks for the replys. The general consenses was a failed high pressure fuel pump and that was the problem. The car was towed to the dealership and repaired under warranty. This appears to be a common problem and I am not sure if the replacement part is improv... Trouble codes: P3090 (Lower Rail Pressure threshold value undershot).
1980 Buick Skylark 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B697AW136
thanks to all for the quick responce. well the misfire was fixed by replacing the ignition wires, and the check engine light by replacing the coolant temp. sensor with new connector. now the vehicle passed the smog inspection. again thanks for the help Trouble codes: 15.
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4GD2215S
Thanks for all the help. 29 replies, outstanding! The short answer to this problem is ignition switch, not enough current flow to the ignition module. The long answer is this. Many of you pointed out the problems they have had with conections, and especial...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KE54YOX
thanks to juan-kevin- don and dave the owner has decided to do the time-sert installation versus another engine. you're replies convinced him to either find an engine that was the proper year or repair the one he has. i learned more about the 4.6 than i really...
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR54R1Y
I had to use tech 2 remote programming to program the ecm thanks for the tips Trouble codes: P1280.
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19R1T
Turns out that the fuse for the data link connecter was blown. I use the modis scanner which uses its own power, the smog machine uses the voltage from the data link connecter. Talk about going back to basics. Thanks everybody for your help. Trouble codes: P0420 (cat efficiency low bank 1).
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L pressures VIN: 1GKFK16R1V
There are two people that hit the nail on the head. When the new lines to the condensor were installed, They were mistakenly installed backwards. I got into the shop this morning and found the problem. Evacuated and reinstalled (correctly) recharged, Man thats...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDXO3E21
hey folks thanks for all the tips swapped out every part you can think of still had hesitation as far as i know havent seen customer for 2 weeks now i'll be back.
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP32G02
Tecks! let this be a lesson learned for all. (it is was for me) Improper plugs were the culpret! There was a Denso plugs installed 500 miles ago and low and behold this is when the problems have started. Damn, well back to bascis... Thank you ALL for the tips ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Chevrolet Tracker ZR2 2.5L alternator VIN: 2CNBJ73412
Dave check for a weak or no ground to the alternator other than that then it could be another bad "new" part. I have had repeats. Dave dont be concerned with amperage,voltage cooks batteries should between 13.2-14.5vdc if within this spec its ok Another senero...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3HD46R0X
vehicle was never fixed. customer opted to leave with the vehicle as is. looking at the wiring harness as some suggested was helpful but lead no where. never tried oem parts used napa echlin parts that cleared the check engine light, but no the shutting off wh... Trouble codes: P1391.
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L od VIN: 1B3EJ56H9S
The customer sent in the TCM and had it rebuilt. installed and no more limp mode or codes. tried different TCM while rebuilding original one and had same troubles. Not sure who he had rebuild TCM but so far I would have to say they fixed it. thanks to all who...
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Starting VIN: 2B4GP45R5V
Thanks for the info. Replaced both bcm and ecm from dealer everything works fine.
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2B4GP44R6X
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R92
Thank you to all who replied ,Mike suggested that the EGR valve should not be grounded at all times, but on this system it is and the valve is supplied power by the computer to operate it. Sean suggested that the fuel trims and vaccume readings indicated a vac... Trouble codes: P0175 (Fuel sys rich bank 1), P0172 (Fuel sys rich bank 2).
2003 Dodge Intrepid SXT 3.5L L-R switch valve VIN: 2B3HD56G93
I removed the valve body again, dissembled it, removed the L-R switch valve. We polished the valve ,reinstalled it,got the parts house to give us another solenoid pack, reassembled it. Did the quick learn and so far no problems. Thanks to all that replied.
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L limp mode VIN: 1D4GP21383
Well after reviewing all of your input, that is greatly appreciated, i was able to find the problem. after the IPM was replaced i then got power to the TCM but still had same conditions. i aquired another caravan from the USPS fleet and swapped tcm's and VWALA...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L electric VIN: 1FMDU34X9P
This was a big pain, but now that it is fixed its a big releaf. Mega thanks to all who helped. The 1st new relay was bad, after replaceing it for the 2nd time and with a motor craft OE part it worked and I am one happy camper. One more thanks to all who helped...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1TEX15N0RK
Thanks to all for your replies. Many suggested reinspecting the firing order. Alldata only shows one firing order for this vehicle as Ford manuals have 2 options. Alldata is submitting a change internally so not to confuse the next tec and crediting me one m...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP13P0W
was a sticky iac, iac was new did not think that was it, thanks
1998 Ford F-250 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRX27L2W
After much testing of the vehicle I noticed that the truck started emitting white smoke from the passenger side tail pipe. Pulled the spark plugs and sure enough #3 cylinder was wet with coolant. Pulled passenger side head and sent back to machine shop and the...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L unknown VIN: 1GKDT13W3Y
Thank you all who posted suggestions. I am grateful for the response. Most replies focused on the transmission being the cause. Lane [...] are very knowledgeable technicians with good experience on ...
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L oil pressure VIN: 1GTJK33224
OK, a bunch of people told me that I didn't let the engine crank long enough or run long enough to determine whether or not I had sufficient oil pressure. So I put the whole truck back together, put the turbo back on, put the oil pan back on, filled it with oi...
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L 2nd gear VIN: JACDH58W9R
Thanks to the two who took the time to reply. I was not able to isolate the root cause or correct the low line pressure in second gear. I explained to the customer there is nothing more I could do for it at this time, and if second gear fails again the transmi...
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: KNDJC73374
Cleaned 3 grounds under the passenger side kick panel. Re-soldered and cleaned existing eyelets. Cleaned ground under the battery tray. Tightend all connections at TPS and MAF. Post road test, no re-occuring issues. Thanks to all who replied!
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L transfer case shift VIN: SALJY124XW
Thank you all for the great and immediate help. The no. 2 relay (above the glove box) had a broken wire (white/yellow). I replaced the connector and tested the system and all works as should be! Thank you Thank you.
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8UF11E5P
Well customer did not want to spend any money on the repair. Ever heard that one? I appreciate all the replies, but as it was SO close I really just wanted to "tweak" something to get it by for 2 more years. As it turns out the tweak was changing gas. They w...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8BH22F9T
I called te dealer because the customer said they fixed it the last time for a bit. They said the found the plug at the air flow meter was loose. I checked the pin tightness and thy seemed tight. The connector lock didn't seem to good but it was working. I pu... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich bank 1).
1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L temp control VIN: 1LNBP96F1G
Hi all - I ran out of time on this car, and it is not fixed. When the customer brings it back, if I get a fix I will post an update. A summary of what I did: I pulled the upper plenum to fix some leaking heater hoses and found that all the underhood vacuum ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA33E7S
Thanks for the help guys, I'm happy to report that the wiring harness and the cluster were not the problem. Both Bob and Stanly hit the nail on the head in their replies. The 95 CA model has a second early OBD2 processor that retained the original codes. I fou...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32G8X
It did eventually start running bad so we did the tune up and he is just happy it runs good. With 200k miles on it, he took my advise and all of his friends advise and is living with a check engine light. If it runs good at 200k then leave it or you will conti... Trouble codes: P0507, P0306.
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L range switch VIN: WDBLJ74G01
Hello to all .yes we did it again , thank to many experts who took time to help us , special thank to Steve [...], MB specialist , from San Francisco who took time to call and walk us thru .as many recommended .we chek ESM data by using modis ,we found gear po...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L new comp,evap ,conder.
thanks everyone ,finally fix this car,it was a bad compressor.i replaced it with another one and she starter cooling down good 41 degree and a steady 48 at an idle thanks again IATN.
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L sticks VIN: 1N6AA07B94
sorry i didnt close this earlier was waiting on customer to bring vehicle back. I told him over the phone i needed to check his battery. i found out later that he just changed the battery hisself and it fixed it.Thanks for the help.
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L No Start VIN: 2G3AJ51N5M
found shorted injector and second pcm way to go!!! Raymond from wisconsin steve from california william from florida edward from illinois
2003 Oldsmobile Alero 2.2L Horn VIN: 1G3NL52F77
There is no repair or part availble for this problem.I am buying a used air bag system to repair the horn.Thanks for the replies
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