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2000 Acura TL 3.2L torque converter clutch VIN: 19UUA5666Y
Hello I have a acura tl here that the tcc is appling on the 1-2 shift. From what I read on alldata it should not untill third. The trans. works good other than that non of the usual proplems associated with 98 up hondas. The computer is comanding voltage to th...
2000 Acura TL 3.2L harmonic balancer VIN: 19UUA5662Y
Thanks in advancefor any suggestions, This vehicle came in no start found crank sensor to be faulty. the problem is I cannot remove the bolt from the crankshaft. tried using a 3/4 impact to no avail clamped a holder on it and used a 1/2 breaker and a pipe brok...
2002 Acura EL 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HHES35872
first all scanner does nt show acura el been using honda civic data. also all data doesnt show that model of acura either.So is using ahonda civic the same tech info. Please help. PSB 08- 016 worth doing Evap block or resticted dropping gas to pre form. Trouble codes: P1457
1992 BMW 535i 3.5L stuck in 3rd gear VIN: WBAHD6319N
hi everyone, its a friends car and intermittently mostly when cold the message center on the vehicle will display trans. program. and then it will not shift. if veh. is being driven the trans will begin to slip then if the light goes out which it usually does ...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L cooling system VIN: WBACC9328V
Two days after replacing broken coolant tubes, customer came back with car overheating.I put new antifreeze by vacuum method (and vacuum held steady), pressure tested cooling system OK, tested for the presence of combustion gases in coolant OK, started the eng...
2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Oil Temp VIN: WBSCK9342Y
Hello IATN friends! I installed the supercharger on this vehicle last fall. Since then I have had multiple problems with the kit. The kit came complete from a BMW specialty company who will remain nameless for now. I have been on and off the phone over the la...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L TransferCase VIN: WBAWC33517
4X4 warning lamp on, recorded diagnostic trouble code 5F3A (Transfer case internal). No code description or diagnostic information in alldata or identifix. Any Ideas?
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4CW52L3R
Dear IATN Techs, Got this stumper here. Customer came in our shop complaining his wife drives the car to work, would get one block away from home, car would surge, stall, and restart right away. Got the car in, drove many times. Did get to act up once. Checke... Trouble codes: P0705 (Transmission Range Switch)
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L oil level sensor VIN: 1G4CW52K8V
Vehical has digital read out on dash for oil pressure and level. When scanning engine computer,the low oil sensor always read low, even though system is full. So i changed low level switch when doing oil change. Now when starting car the check oil level info c...
1984 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L battery lite VIN: 1G6AL5784E
INSIDE BATTERY LITE AT DASH INOP AND I JUMPED #1 brown wire and alternator charges ok. need to find where brown sensing wire winds up at in dash?
2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 3GYFK66N83
customer brought in with mil on. says no shift problems. said the dealer gave him code of po753 so he says he replaced both the a and b solenoid after trans pan removal.had same problem. we scan and get same po753. if clear, it will reset everytime during seco...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Kick back on decceleration VIN: 1G1AY0788E
I actually have two problems, the first pertains to the drive shaft on the 4+3 overdrive transmission Corvettes. They came from the factory with a small two piece(separated by rubber)harmonic balancer on the slip yoke. Eventually those harmonic balancers fail ...
1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1G1FP234ZD
car came in with Brake light flashing 3 short and one l long. The car has RWAL brake system without vcm. I am think the code is 31 because three short and 1 long flash when key in on position. In AllData, no code 31 for RWAL but 4 wheel ABS system. The code ta...
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 6.5L High Oil Pressure VIN: 1GCGC29FOS
Hi I just replaced the injector pump on this truck and it came back complaining of unusually high oil pressure. The truck runs great and sounds normal but the oil pressure gauge reads 60 at idle and 80 on the highway. I changed the sender and oil filter with n...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNCS13W9V
I have a97 blazer 4.3l vortec and when the truck first came in it had no gas gauge reading and code p0462 was a hard code i traced the wires and found that it has power going into the sending unit but none coming out so i figured that it was the usual sending ... Trouble codes: P0462
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L start & stall VIN: 1GCEC14V4X
Hello all and thanx in advance. I have this 99 silverado with an anti-theft issue. The problem is that it will not enter into a re-learn. It isnt setting any codes either. I have replaced the lock cyl. It is a start and stall symptom but the security indicator...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L cyl#1 VIN: 1GNDX13E01
I hope someone has seen this before! its got us stumped! thanks in advance! This is my first post in years, maybe we have been lucky. This vehicle came in with the typical intake leaking coolant, due to the low miles, we did the intake, of course it pumped com...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23U21
First, thanks for your help in advance. We replaced the engine in a 2001 Chev 2500hd 6.0 w/a used engine(54k miles--truck has 244k)-the engine came from a 05/06 truck. The old engine had a missfire before but we didn't check it due to oil pressure problems and... Trouble codes: P0300 (engine missfire detected)
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L change oil lite VIN: 1GNEK13T11
Hey everyone,i have a customers tahoe in here for some unrelated work. He had asked me if i could reset the change engine oil light. The dealers i talked to just told me that if it doesnt reset on the first couple of tries just try a few more times. I have not...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L wont set evapmonitor VIN: 1GCEC14X65
Weve replaced these parts on it to begin with and now when we do the drive cycle it wont set the evap monitor ready it sets all the other monitors but the evap is the only one that doesnt set. We have done the drive cycle many times and we still cant get it re...
1993 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP54R9V
This T&C will go into theft mode very intermittently. The last time the vehicle went on a 500 mile ride was parked and would not start and stay running after that. It would start then quit because of antitheft shut down of injectors. I found that there was fro... Trouble codes: P1695 (lost communication with bcm)
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GM68475
Vehicle came in with code P2096 downstream fuel trim 1/2 lean. Watch o2 sensors and fuel trims all ok. Smoke test cant varify any leaks. Decided to change down stream o2 any way. let customer drive vehicle p2096 came back after about 400 miles. Checked for tsb... Trouble codes: P2096 (Down stream fuel trim 1/2 lean.)
2005 Chrysler 300 2.7L rough, lacking power VIN: 2C3JA43R95
Thanks in advance for your help, Chrysler techs. Customer complaint that engine becomes rough and lacks power at highway speed only with cruise control on. Come to a stop and engine smooths out and power picked up again. Customer said this has happened only tw...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L ignition switch VIN: 3D7KU28C73
truck had hard start problem,customer suspected fuel transfer pump,he replace it.after i changed the batteries i noticed that if while cranking the vehicle,i wiggled the key in the lock cylinder it would start.no codes are present and data looks good.anyone ha...
1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZFFAA02A2B
So journeymen here's my real dilemma during the course of checking the car out I'm pretty sure I screwed something up in the ignition wiring to the coils from the Marrelli digital drivers to the coils. There are two flywheel pickups for the ignition and two co...
1969 Ford Mustang 6.4L engine VIN: 9T02S19089
this mach 1 was bought over internet- car is,clean and straight,new paint.customer paid five figures for it.only problem is it overheats badly.engine was rebuilt just before he got it.runs great,very strong-is 10 or 10.5 to 1 comp.ratio.we have done literaly e...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Starter VIN: 1FMDU32X2N
Vehicle came in with Starter engaging in reverse. Unusual to say the least. Vehicle starts normally in Park and Neutral. Vehicle doesn't start in none of the Drive gears. However when shifted to reverse and turn ignition switch to run position(not start) ,star...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, FLOODS PLUGS RIGHT A VIN: 3FAKP113XW
car came in from another shop towed in. no start checked fuel pressure, spark all good, pulled plugs flooded, put in new plugs oe hard to start but run shut off tried to restart flooded plugs again. maf, tps, coolant temp all reading good replaced upstream 02 ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L chk eng light VIN: 1FMZU73E5Y
cust complaint-engine idles fast then slow-sometimes wants to die-a/c inop-the coolant system was low and cust filled w/water. the vehicle has sat for about two years-they just do not drive it--we flushed the system-replaced the thermostat, has a check engine ...
2004 Ford Focus ZTW 2.3L engine VIN: 1FAFP35Z94
car came in on a hook with no start condition. we found engine had no compression. customer stated that engine ran fine but on some mornings it would spin over and sound funny,but would always start up until now. we replaced the engine with a 38000 mile used e...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDSF3OP94
first time truck was here would not stall cust. picked it up drove to first stop then it stalled/ no start. towed back to shop then started next day idled 30 plus min. I went to rev it up stalled/ no start since. it will crank and try to start, like only a cou... Trouble codes: P0407, P0488, P2614, P2617, U1027, U1262
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L no power VIN: 1FTWW33P24
truck backfired and now has no power Trouble codes: P006A, P0401 (insufficant egr flow)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTSW21P25
No start on this truck. Was running fine and customer said it bogged down and died. Towed to shop. I have read the archives, but I am not sure whether I should look for a pressure leak, or should I be looking at the fact that there are no injector pulses? All ...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Engagment / Shifts / Reverse Relay VIN: 1FTNF21506
This truck is worked to death at a cole mine, when it first came in it had the following codes. P0171 (bank one lean) P0300 (random missfire) P0420 (bank one cat eff) P0430 (bank two cat eff) P0741 (TCC system stuck off) P0757 (SS B stuck on) P0767 (SS D stuck...
2007 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L cruise control VIN: 1FMDK02157
girl came in said she hydroplained now her cruise does not work.scaned all systems,abs,body,engine,trans,acc,no codes found,called dealer they said check fuses which i did they were all good.when you hit on button nothing happens but if you hit set it will cim...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Starting VIN: 1FDWW37R08
we got this diesel towed to our shop as a no start. engine cranks but not starting. engine cranks over as if it has no compression on any of the cyls. really fast. we put our hand over the intake and it feels like no suction. don't work on too many diesels so ...
1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W9W
replaced leaking ex.y pipe and right [...] , had a rough idle , now it has a rough idle and sets a code p0174b lean exhaust bank 2 , the 02 sensor is black , the long term fuel trim is trying to richen bank 2 by up to 25% while bank 1 remain at 0% or minus ...
2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Wide open throttle VIN: 1GTGK24R5Y
I need some help PLEASE... Truck came in for hessitation. Verified condition. It seems that if the throttle is pressed lightly that you can bring the truck up to red line just fine. But the second you give it half or more throttle it starts chocking, pitted, a...
2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L MIL Lamp on, traction control off VIN: 1GKER3357J
Hello Techs, Thanks for reading. We have this vehicle in the shop for a second time in two weeks. Originally we repaired a P0442 dtc for evao emmisions small leak. This involved removing the fuel tank and replaceing the evap vent solenoid. We returned the vehi... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P0496 (excessive evap flow)
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L HVAC contols VIN: 2HGEJ6612Y
HVAC system intermittently NOT operating--no controls work at all. No power to "Push Switch" ("A/C", "Recycle" and "Rear Defrost" buttons). No fan speed or air mix in "Heater Control Panel". When the HVAC system does NOT work it's usually when you first start ...
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L Instrument cluster VIN: KMHCG35C92
Hyundai instrument cluster is dark except for the odometer and tripometer. Rheostat works fine, odometer lights and other display lights dim and brighten with it and voltmeter tests are fine on circuit. With dash out there are only two illumination bulbs and b...
2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L flywheel VIN: KMHHN65F54
I recently installed a new clutch, pressure plate and throw-out bearing. I had some difficulty removing the trans until I realized that the clutch lever needs to be removed to allow the throwout bearing to release from the clutch fork. I installed the new part...
2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.7L high pressure VIN: KMHWF35H45
The vehicle came in with insufficient cold problem.Low side is normal,25-30 psi,but high side goes up to 450psi caused the comp power cut off by pressure switch. I replaced the condensor with drier built into it. Same reading,same problem. I blew the lines,eva...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L module VIN: 1J4GZ88Z9W
Hi everyone I have a jeep that is a pain , this came in with the abs light on all the time m system would not comunicate , I replaced the abs module with a used part , the light proves out now and goes off after 2 seconds , after driving the light comes on , I...
1965 Lincoln Continental 7.0L power steering pump
hello everyone. we are trying to resurrect a classic here. this vehicle was left sitting covered for over 5 years. we have gotten it running by draining and refiling the tank replacing the carb and the fuel pump, the engine sounds great and we have replaced al...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A43
This car is kickin butt. This LS came from a dealer auction with a pats light not proveing out. We found an after market remote start system in place.We removed the system and car started with the light proveing out now .BUT the car ran rough we replaced 3 coi...
1991 Mazda 929 S 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JMHC2249M0
vehicle came in for high idle cold only i check the iac valve coolant flows good many mention intake runner o-ring, but what o-rings i have gaskets, do they mean the injector o-rings? and help would be great thanks
1994 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L left front cv axle VIN: JM1BG224XR
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L Hesitation, ASR light flashes VIN: WDBGA33GXV
Hey Mercedes Gurus, Customer came to us and complained of transmission not shifting properly and going into limp mode. Scanned P0715 (Turbine speed sensor) and P0720 (Output speed sensor Rt Rear wheel). Fluid was also burnt and nasty. Recommended new transmiss...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDDDJ75X96
OK, We have a 2006 CLS 500 that needs a rear crossmember. The rear air ride suspension is inflated. Is there a way to deflate the system (rear)? We do not have a scan tool that will communicate with this suspension module. Any help? Thank you in advance.
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM53S8X
Hi out there in need of help again. I have this mercury that I really donít have that much info for you but will the best I can this car will go into a vibration / soft jerk or surge feeling at35 -60 mph or in 3 and 4th gear it will even do it at this speed wh...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L compressor VIN: 4A3AC44G61
Hello fellow techs, The air conditioner works great out on the road. When you come to a stop after a few seconds the a/c compressor will turn off. There is power to the relay, if you bypass the relay the compressor will run. There is power to the control side ...
2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Steering Wheel Angle Sensor VIN: 5N1AN08W55
Hello All, Vehicle still needs to be aligned and wheel centered, but was wondering is there a manual reset proceedure to set the steering angle sensor back to neutral position? Alldata provides proceedure using Nissan Consult only. Solus Pro does not give data...
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LSS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G3H45216S
I have no injector pulse on #6.He has been having trouble with misfire on occassion. when it does the key chime dings once.He has had this problem for about 6mo.About 2 weeks ago he had a trans issue and they installed a new computer.Does anyone know how or if...
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G2HX52L1R
the vech will buck under hard accel 2500 rpm and up but will not rev up over 4000.feels like ign is cutting off and on, almost like fuel related but recovers instantly plus pressure and volume tests fine, will recover instantly after letting off pedal. mild ac... Trouble codes: 42 (cam sensor fault), 43 (crank sensor fault)
1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WP0EA0915D
hi, i need help on this. i do not have any information about 1982 model. car was towed in. set for more than 5 years. so i drain all fuel and filled with fresh gas and replaced fuel filter which had lots of rust. It was try to start but was not keep running. s...
2004 Saturn Vue 3.5L torque converter VIN: 5GZCZ53484
read a post for this same problem and the fix was a torque converter and pcm flash per tsb. i've looked in ondemand and do not see this tsb. any one know the specific tsb# and the content of the bulletin? thanks in advance.
2002 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L compressor VIN: 4S3BN89612
Hey subaru techs, please help. I've got the bosses neighbors car with no a/c operation. the compressor clutch is not getting power, the compressor does operate if I jump the relay. The control side of the relay is not getting ground from the ecm. I have read a...
1997 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Rear cam VIN: 4T1BF22KXV
Hello fellow techs, i have this Camry that we just installed a new timing belt and water pump, and tune up on for maintenance purposes. This is a new customer to us so we do not know the history of the car. After the repairs where made on our road test we noti...
2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L srs light VIN: 2T1KR32E75
custome brought car in after having it serviced elsewhere for the airbag light remaining on (but not consistantly). ran diagnostics and the only code stored was P0196 (oil temp. sensor range/performance). cleared code and road tested with genisys connected/on ...

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD28D1X
Determined that carbon blockage in the #2 bank of cylinders was to blame for the code. The customer is unwilling to break down an engine that has no other issues. Which I can understand. Thanks to all for their time and input. Regards Todd Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection Incorrect Flow Detected).
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L Engine Cooling VIN: WBACG732XT
First of all, Thank you very much for all of the replies. Most all of you felt there was a blown head gasket and of course you were correct but I was really trying to figure out why I couldn't get flow through the radiator and I was sure it had an air bubble t...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L detonation VIN: 1G6EL12Y7V
Just to let you guys know I am still pulling my hair out on this vehicle. I have tested and replaced the knock sensor. I have replaced the intake gaskets. I replaced the spark knock module. I have replaced the ECM. I have checked the circuit between the kn...
1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54T6M
thank you all it turned out to be a blown fuse and defective after market module thanks again. the fuse was the power feed to the injectors
1992 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L Safety VIN: 1G1FP23F2N
we tested the air bag mod and found it to be shorted out we replaced it with a junk yard one because car was not worth putting a new onw in . Thanks to all who replied
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L oil pump drive VIN: 2G1FP22S1S
vehicle is fixed. removed wiper arms and cowling which provided just enough clearance. thx for the replies which actually addressed the clearance issue on this vehicle.
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGC34JWE
I'm not really sure what fixed this one !! Dont you just love this job. We cleaned the MAF (again), tightened the terminals on the MAP and soldered a new eyelet on for the PCM ground on the thermostat housing. The vehicle is running great IAC counts are now ar...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W7I
thanks again for all the help i received.it did turn out to be a tcc problem. before my next journey i did check coolant and iat sensors they were reading ok. took vehicle for a good ride, about 25 miles no problems. went back to shop and rechecked tune up and...
2003 Chevrolet SSR 5.3L loss of coolant VIN: 1GCES14P73
well it should be fixed.thanks for all responses.it seems that the expansion bottle neck where the cap seals with an oring is distorted and not a good enough seal.that was where it was losing coolant originaly.was the only part not replaced the first time of c...
2004 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L valve trane
Thanks guys for your help this is what i did to fix this. I pulled the head pulled the plugs in the back of the head and flushed all oil passages and i found no blockage of anykind so i pulled out that small oil restricting plug in the bottom of the head it ha...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L crank time VIN: 1GCHK29D46
Fellow Techs, This one is fixed. Recently installed OE fuel filter was the problem. Replies included: check fuel press., supply side vacuum, ECT, fuel leaks, glow plugs, glow plug relay, scan engine, injectors. Thanks very much.
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Fuse 20 VIN: 2FMDA5147T
after tracing all wires from coil pack we could not find any shorts we did find intermitant power from the multi relay modual under battery we replace the relay mod rechecked all wires and started vechal ..misfire still, checked coil pack it was damaged..insta...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA5146W
Thanks to all 20+ who replied!! The cam position sensor drive was failing- it amazes me that we had not seen this noise before as we do a reasonable amount of Fords and have replaced them when they take out the sensor! We even have the special tool kit! Thanks...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L mode 6 failure VIN: 1FDAF57S4X
well the dpfe sensor fixed the stalling/lack of power. however the mode six dpfe failure for the down stream portion of the system is still a un known. not many replies with regards to how the failure is set or clears. one tech said use mode 6 for misfires but...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L all VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
"FIXED", Cluster was burnt and shorted, back-feeding fuse #30. I should have done better on the "post" and "related" history, but I had to "pry" info from customer. Before us, customer and "family" spent two weeks changing batteries/alternators/etc. Dare I say...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31P53
sorry for the late post, but i wanted to be sure this one was fixed. the problem was in the #3 injector being lose, since resealing the injector the truck has run better than the customer can ever remember. thanks for all the great help input on this one. Trouble codes: P0281 (cyl. 7 contribution).
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35S44
After considerable circuit testing we decided the glitch we were chasing was in the pcm. Not much response other than this from the membership so suggested to the customer that he should get a confirmaton from the dealership and a possible reflash performed.A... Trouble codes: P0191 (fuel rail pressure range performance).
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14555
Hi, This is fixed, even though at fuel pump module the white wire which is feed had 12v. I found that wire rubbed through under pass door sill plate, also the a/c drain was clogged and the wires in that area were sitting in 1" of water, repaired wire and drain...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L wipers VIN: 2FAFP71W15
hi all, well the fix was to replace the motor and clean the cowl drains. seems the cowl drains were plugged and water infiltration in the motor is what caused the problem. thanks Steve...Thomas...Matthew...Richard
2008 Ford E-450 Super Duty 5.4L brake swith out of range VIN: 1FDXE45PO8
brake disenguage switch was shorted to ground . Replaced with new and test drove for 30 miles and all seems good.
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L restraint system VIN: 1FTRX14W48
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEK19TXY
Thank you everyone for the good info. I did some more testing and checking. The Passlock sensor voltage never changed from 5 volts, as it should drop below 5 volts during cranking. Replaced the sensor case and the ignition switch, did the 30 min re-learn and ...
2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52M8V
Well after a week of waiting for my local GM dealership to come to my shop with their Tech 2, we fixed this one. We started by disconnecting the airbag module, which let us communicate. Then we tried to do the theft or security relearn, multiple times to no av...
1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L Hydramatic 4L80E Transmission VIN: SAJNX234XR
Being a diagnostician and not parts replacer I have concluded that I am going to attempt to find a JDS to have the vehicle scanned. I have had no luck yet in the Upper Midwest as the Jaguar dealer I used to work for has since auctioned off the JDS they had(UN...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L sunroof VIN: 1J4GZ78S8T
very good replies thank you all for pointing me in right direction. it was cables binding in track ordered new cables rear drain tubes were clogged .
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FY19S0W
Sorry for the late response. Checked all the power and grounds, disconnected all the sensors, didn't find anything. Finally replaced the pcm and problem solved. Thanks for the help and info. Maybe customer fried it when installed new battery that morning it wo...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GX48S33
Thanks for the help. The fix was another module. This was partially my fault I think. When I put in the pin originally, the next 2 steps are to enter a country code and then update vin. Our drb is a little out of date and I'm not sure if I missed the last 2 st...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JHR48N35C
We got this thing fixed, Pulled the intake off to check the gaskets ok, swapped injectors side to side, started up and the lean concern went to bank 2,replaced 4 injectors and the fuel trim numbers came into normal range on both banks, motor ran smooth at idle... Trouble codes: P0133, P2096, P0300 (Misfire).
2005 Lexus LS430 4.3L Mechanical VIN: JTHBN36F05
only got 2 replies one guy said go by the book the other was Stuart from florida he said pull the trans then the eng and rad that was the ticket, I did not touch the frame or rack (other than the ps lines ) I was able to even leave the hood on. I left everthi...
2003 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L cooling fans VIN: JM3LW28A63
The customer complained of loud fans. The service writer order fans, I knew that was probably not the problem. My scanner was in for repair which explains my pre scan post.Thanks guys you were right the fan module corrected it.
1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Flex Plate VIN: 1MELM13P4V
Well, technically it is fixed but I found no noticeable causes. I got the boss and another tech involved when I got it all apart. Everything seems ok with all of your suggestions, we could find no fault. Mark, Gene, the dowels are in place. I have no way o...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1MEFM53U0Y
Thanks to all that responded. Closer attention to the min. airflow adjustment- that I found to be tampered with, along with removing and cleaning the throttle body bore and plate has fixed the concern. I had a bit of trouble locating a procedure for the adjust...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA4MT21H22
This truck had multiple problems. First i used inspection holes to check timing and marks lined up. I thought it was electrical so i remived all components to check crank sensor and found timing belt is off mark by crank 2 teeth. Replaced belt and reassembl...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, no power VIN: JN1CA31DXT
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L pretensoiner VIN: 1N6DD26S12
the shorting bar at the pretensioner conn was the problem thanks for all the help
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L long crank VIN: 3N1CB51D83
Quite a few of you said to check for coolant in the cylinders. After asking my employee about this possability he said it was using water with no external leaks (a piece of info left out of the puzzle). a pressure test with plugs out revealed water in cyls aft...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D53
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L line pressure VIN: 1NGAA07A04
I was lead to believe initially that this problem was a result of messing with the fuse box, but after finding it had no line pressure and already spending hours eliminating a wiring problem, I advised the customer that I didn't think it was related and then h...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L steering wheel vibration at 58-63MPH VIN: 1NGAD07WX6
Thanks to all that replied. The u-joints on the front shaft were bad. Replaced them both and all is well. Thanks agian for the help. Dave
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L cooling fan VIN: 1GHDT13S92
thanks to all who replied and especially micheal. we looked in to the tsb and found the information about the wiring harness. since this clutch was replaced relatively recently we opted to replace the wiring harness only (we did see a chafed spot in the harn...
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