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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Electronic VIN: WAUBG34D0W
Vehicle came in with ABS concern. Replaced ABS module for the problem, however, after removing the old module we lost the display in the information center that indicates the gear selected. After we installed the rebuilt module we still don't have a display fo...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG83411
Car came in for left side upper timing chain cover seal. After replacing the seal the check eng light came on with a code for bank two vanos. We removed the cover to find the tech bent one of the tabs on the impulse sending wheel.We removed the vanos solinoid ... Trouble codes: 144 (bank two cam sensor)
2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33442
This vehicle originally came in for smoking from the exhaust. No other complaints. By reading the posts here on IATN we were directed to the technical service bulletin regarding the crankcase vent valve. We replaced the valve (purchased from dealer) and the 4 ... Trouble codes: P1084, P0171, P0174, P1351, P1353
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L air suspension VIN: 5UXFB33542
While I was at the dealership, I replaced several of these rear axle only air springs, and always had to use the GT1 computer to deflate and reset the system, including ride heights. Now at an indy, my boss says we can do it without a GT1, and I'm very hesita...
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L airbag light VIN: WBAGL63463
i could use some help on this one. i have this 745i that has passenger and driver airbag faults.SZL-94CA Resistance, firing circuit, drivers airbag, stage 1 too low. STVR-96C9 resistance too low, firing circuit, thorax airbag, front right. they will clear, but...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGN63443
Customer states that the transmission "slips" when the load is increased (going up a hill or crowding the throttle). Also it will loose reverse & needs to be restarted to get reverse. I cannot duplicate either problem. I do get surging while holding the thrott...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L engine VIN: WBAEP33412
customer complained of intermittent excessive engine smoke, after several road tests I finally experienced the problem(when hot), found engine oil 1 qt low, coolant & brake fluid are full, i am convinced oil is burning, however car has full power, compression ...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBANA73534
hi.i have a 2004 bmw 530i,that i need help with. the customer's complaint is that the transmission is slipping. i have test drove the car and have not experienced it, the customer says it shudders slightly when leaving from a stop.the fluid level is ok.removed...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KD54YOY
Vehicle was towed in with a transmission problem that so far we have not been able to diagnose, as there were 8 codes in system, p0108, p0203, p0480, p0748, p1106, p1571, p419. Original recommendation was replace computer because fuel injectors were not activa... Trouble codes: P0108, P0203, P0480, P0748, P1106, P1571
1978 Chevrolet K20 Custom Deluxe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: CKL248Z165
This truck idles beautifully in park and neutral, but when thrown in gear it bogs down and idles really rough. It also seems to hesitate for a second when giving it gas unless you ease on the pedal more slowly. It has an edelbrock carb and I have tried adjust...
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G1YY3387M
Hello all I have this Corvette that is running extremely rich to the point it is fouling out the plugs in a matter of a couple of minutes. Scope pattern looks fine. We have substituted a new MAP sensor, and ran two cans of Seafoam and gas mixture though the fu... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR-replaced and code has not returned)
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L axle actuator VIN: 2GCEK19M4V
THis is a reconstructed vehicle. Can someone tell me exactly how the actuator on the front axle is to be wired? Every wiring diagram looks different, and I did not find any that showed the complete diagram when it is changed over from the thermal to the electi...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GNDT13WOX
Hi there We have a Chevy blazer that intermitently does not start although it has only happened to us twice & by the time we start to test to see what it is loosing it starts. After non start it flags P1361 in engine control I have found some GM info that sug...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L fule to cng VIN: 301JC52412
well you guys have ben great in the pass so thanks inadvance. well this is for you gm guys first time customer he has cng car dealers went out of bizz new one have open but they wont work on car and he cant find any one els but not much in fo in all data reall... Trouble codes: P1202 (alternate fuel engine control module afecm gass mass sensor circuit low)
2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G1ND52F25
This 05 malibu have the anti-theft light blinking on the dash all the time with key on, remote working properly locking and unlocking doors. This happen about 4 months ago and we left the key in their with the ignition key on and magically it started and fine ...
2006 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L airbag/abs VIN: 1A4GP44R96
hello everyone i have this van with abs light and air bag light staying on when veh is running.scan system found no codes stored in either system can read data all seems good at connectors!pulled instrument cluster out and apart and inspected all soldier point...
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H6S
I have a '95 Dodge Stratus ES that had minor front end damage and blew the airbags. I repaired the front bumper assembly and replaced the airbags, both sides, with bags from a salvage vehicle. As soon as the new bags went in, the car would not start. I get no ... Trouble codes: 066 (No communication between ECM and TCM/BCM)
1996 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4B3AU52N2T
Hello all, This one is throwing us all for a loop. Customer brought the car in originally for an intermittent stalling issue on decel. Car was dying at stop lights and on exit ramps. We found P0320, so we immediately scoped the CKP and CMP circuits. We have o... Trouble codes: P0320 (No CKP signal at PCM)
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L Engine VIN: 1B3ES62Y7T
I received this Neon from a customer who recently bought it. When hot after idling it blows off a considerable cloud of blue smoke. Wondering if anyone has experienced the infamous head gasket oil pressure leak causing internal issues. I replaced the VC gasket...
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Steering box VIN: WPOEA0912B
Journeymen good day. This is our shop truck. Today pulling a trailer on the way to the track after a right turn the steering locked. Fortunately Russ managed to get it straightened up! Now the steering locks up after any turn and the brakes work, but the pedal...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Surge VIN: 1B7HF13Y5X
the engine idles fine in neutral and all forward transmission gears. when put in reverse the engine surges at idle. can move accelerator off idle just a little bit and surge goes away. i have check wiring on crank and cam sensors. all are ok. customer has repl... Trouble codes: 1391 (intermittent loss of cam or crank signal)
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L 1-2 shift
99 dodge diesel automatic with mild chip and injectors. 1-2 shift inoperative with the least bit of throttle pressure. If throttle is released shift completes and all other shifts are normal. Fluid looks good, does'nt feel like its slippping. I think there may...
2000 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L smoke out vent VIN: 1B7GL2AX8Y
hey all, thanks in advance. have a customer that says she has smoke coming out her vents. i have comfirmed a vapor but it has a stagnent smell to it. its not coolant, or freon. she says she even saw it with out a/c on and controls turned off. my question is ha...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L 4-3 shift VIN: 3D7LU38643
Truck will shift in and out of both lock-up and 4th gear at will while at cruise speed most notable at around 60mph. while watching scanner you can see the 3/4 solenoid and the lock up solenoid coming on and off. I can not see any input changing what so ever a...
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9L Governor pressure solenoid VIN: 1D8HSS8213
I have a 2003 Dodge Durango 4x4 with a code P0748 "Pressure control solenoids A electrical problem". This truck came to me from the transmission shop after they put two solenoid packs in this vehicle trying to solve this problem. It came to them in limp home m...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L Interior VIN: 3D7KS28C95
we have a dodge here that the door ajar light was staying on, so we replaced the drivers side door latch thinking it was the switch. to make a long story short, we found a small black box with four wires wired to the instrument cluster with two one amp fuses. ...
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3D7KS28A28
This truck exhausts excessive black smoke under load. There are no codes present and the customer reports fuel consumption at 14lt per 100 kilometers (17 MPG) The truck has a DPF and it would appear that this is not operating. Has anyone experienced this probl...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
I have a faulty cam synchronizer. this part has been disc ontiued. Dose anyone have a source to a new/rebulilt. Thanks. Trouble codes: 412 (cylinder id error)
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L flywheel VIN: 1FTHX26F5V
keeps blowing out the dual mass flywheel clutch in 60-75 miles.thanks in advance.
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Door Locks VIN: 1FTDX18WIV
This one came in tonight near closing time from another shop. This 1997 Ford F-150 has a problem with it's power door locks. Completely randomly the door locks with open themselves even though the truck is just sitting parked. The GEMM module was recently repl...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135X
This vehicle has an inoperative speedometer and a code p0500 (no vss signal).I have checked sensor resistance (240ohms) which is good according to my info.I've also verified the ground circuit is good.I've also checked the white/black wire to pcm and there are... Trouble codes: P0500
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWW36F1Y
Customer came in to have starter replaced. Would not start after then. Customer had been starting with starting fluid when cold. No start after starter replacement with even starting fluid. Ran injector buzz test and 1 injector was loud others were soft. Repla...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU63K93
Alright Ford guys I need you!Please read all the details -the owner ,a friend of mine that owns a local Starter Alternator Shop,has replaced the spark plugs,plug wires, coil pack all were Motorcraft, I run top engine clearner thur- the engine ,smoked it,replac...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAFP55UX4
We have an 04 Taurus in here keeps on throwing bank 1 catalyic converter effeciency code. Short term & long term fuel trim look good, runs good, had a tune up about 5k ago. Mass air flow sensor looks good. Our computer shows effeciency at about 62%. We insta... Trouble codes: P0330
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Over Boost VIN: 1FDAF56P36
I need a little help with this 6.0. It came in with a noise under hard accelleration, it had a hole in the turbo to intercooler hose. I replaced both of the hoses. I cleaned the pipe with brake cleaner like you are soppose to. I took it for a test drive and it...
2004 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L tire pressure VIN: 1GKEK63U54
tire pressure light on. all tires at 36 psi. no codes on scanner. scanner reading 17 psi on all tires. all sensors seem to wake up and reset. light stays on all the time. i dont know if i need to take to dealer for complete reprogram. do not have alot of info.
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16594
P0497 is a low purge flow. When testing each component, nothing is a hard failure. How does this system know if there is a proper flow, what component reports the flow rate Is there any most likely cause? Thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P0497 (Evap low purge flow)
1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L trunk / boot VIN: SAJHY17XNC
Looking for some help here before I get stupid. This Jag probably needs a fuel pump (no start , no fuel pressure). I can't open the trunk- the key doesn't turn and switch in glove box doesn't help. Looks like they built it to protect the crown jewels. I've bee...
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Front & rear window defroster VIN: KNDUP13164
So I got this mini-van with a battrey draw over night killing the battery The front window defroster light says on, on the dash. Light gets dimmer when I pull out the btn -1 fuse and will go completly out when I pull the btn-2 fuse out and then the battery sta...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1249X
Dealership trade in. Found oxygen sensor registering full rich bank one and full lean bank 2, switched harness from bank 1 to bank 2 and vice versa. Mixture returned to normal. Vehicle runs very smooth and has all the power to be expected. From time to time th... Trouble codes: P1316, P1314, P0300, P0304, P1313
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Mechanical VIN: SALTR16403
Hey Gang, I'm ready to up the wall with this Anglo Mobile!!! The customer had the car towed in with a overheating complaint. He replace the thermostat on his own and noted that the upper hoses appeared rock hard but were not too hot to handle after just a sho...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Rear Shocks VIN: WDBUH83J94
Need to replace the rear shocks in this vehicle, and I understand the procedure requires the use of the MB Star scan tool. I don't have access to one, my Vedis scan tool doesn't have any suspension capability on this model. Rather than loose the job to the dea...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, dies driving VIN: 1J4NN1236S
This car will drive great then dies. You have no signal at the coil for spark. I wonder if this thing needs a pcm? Has anyone seen this yet? This car also will not set a code when it dies. The check engine light lights up when you first turn the key everytime.
1983 Nissan Maxima GL 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1HU01S6D
Hey all you long time Datsun/Nissan Tech. This vehicle being as old as it is I don't have the correct information. I am trying to find out what creates the injector pulses. I never got into this vehicle back when...and can't find information on injector pulses...
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Stall VIN: JN1MS36P3W
Hi Nissan Techs, Looks like we have another problem child Nissan in. This 240 sx was sent to us from another shop with a new #3 injector and a rebuilt maf meter. It will start right up and idle smooth for approx 4 seconds then the engine will slowly stall lik...
1995 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Bucks VIN: 1N6SD11S0S
Cuts out very sharply when hot and accelerating. Acts like ignition signal is being disrupted. Looked and crank and cam signal from optical pickup. Signal looks good and no oil found in any of distributors used. Pulled plate off that covers optical sensor and ...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L engine control 2 fuse VIN: JN1CA31A3Y
Hi Guys im lost i have a 00 nissan maxima SE with a 3.0 it continually blows the engine control 2 fuse as soon as you put it in there is a dead short on the feed side of fusebox i traced the wire from the fusebox to the relay box its a white wire with a blue t...
1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Timing Belt VIN: 4T1BG22K4V
I did a Timing Belt & Water Pump replacement on this Camry.Job went pretty good until it came time to start. I hit the key, would not fire.I had not installed the top Timing Belt cover, I could see the Belt had jumped probably a quarter turn. I tried to reset ...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L flywheel VIN: JT3GP10V9W
Thanks in advance for everyones help. i had this vehicle come in with the clutch slipping. It was bad enough you could push it when it was in gear. I removed and it appeared that somone had replaced it recently. The disk was not completely gone which surprised...
2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5L drivers' airbag VIN: JTMBK31V17
Hi guys, I've got a 2007 Toyota Rav4 that was in a front end collision. All repairs were done before the car was brought to me. A customer purchased the car at an auction, so no repair history is available. The airbag warning light is on with code B1801, open ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L radio cluster VIN: 3VWCK21Y73
customer changed battery./ now speedo odomiter , radio don't work. radio dosen't lite up. checked all fuses. have no cummunication with radio or intru. cluster.
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil system VIN: WVWVD63B24
hi i got this car towed in and customer complained about engine making noise i found out there isnt any oil pressure coming on the head i took the valve cover off and ran the motor no oil pressure at all so i assumed it might have a collaged oil pick up screen...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L steering wheel VIN: 3VWAJ71K26
Hello everyone,I have a problem with this jetta,customer says that a quick lube tried to reset the service reminder and now the controls on the steering wheel are inoperable,volume,phone,horn,lighting,etc...We scanned the steering wheel module and got a 01426 ...

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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA42711
replaced gas cap & evap pressure sensor. cust. called two weeks later, light came back on, but she was able to get through state inspection before. probably won't see her back for problem (nj inspection good for 2 years)(and no runability issues) thank you for... Trouble codes: P1457.
2002 BMW 330i 3.0L Oil level VIN: WBAEV53442
Replaced the sensor, problem solved! 18 replies, 15 confirmed what I suspected was going on. 2 other replies regarded how to check oil level on the newer 5 series that has no dipstick. Thank you very much to all who read my request, and another thanks to the p...
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBANB33505
Thanks to all 4 who took the time to share thoughts on this one. Most feel it is transmission related, however when I drive it I think it may be a single cylinder single event misfire. Any way the customer will let it get worse to help locate the source and I...
1990 Chevrolet Corsica LT 2.2L hard start VIN: 1G1LT54G9L
First let me thank everyone for all your help.What I found out was at times there was only 9-10 volts from brown and white wire out of the fuel pump relay,then the fuel pump would run slow,less pressure, less volume, long start time until it built up oil press...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCCS1948V
Lots of great replies. Sorry i have not had time to close this one out sooner. It was and injector shorting out and shutting down the pcm. Replaced the set and all is well. I should have checked those off the bat. I guess hindsight is always perfect. Thanks f...
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1GCHG35R6W
Hi gang, thanks for all the help. Dennis, Skip & Adedayo hit the nail on the head. The PCM had water intrusion & tons of corrosion. Pulled it up, blew it off with air, & gave it the standard gm computer tap test, & speedo started working fine & trans shifted p...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L veh. control VIN: 1GNDT13W7X
This one is fixed,thanks for the many replys 2 replys were right on(You know who you are, Thanks). The fix was to install the idler arm corectly, the mounting holes for the idle arm are slotted and the new idler arm was in the wrong position and the center lin...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GBJG31R31
Thanks to the members who took the time to send in suggestions. We were unable to find any smoking gun. I should have mentioned that the Maf sensor has been replaced also and checks out. On a hunch we plugged the evap line to the valve in the manifold. Even th... Trouble codes: P0131, P0137, P0151.
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCNCT18W4
Thanks for all the responses turns out is was the ignition tune up as many of you sugested the cap and roter were rotted we found the tsb and punched out the screens in the distributor. This was a different one have never had a misfire this random and self fix... Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1ND52J61
After much reading and more testing I went ahead and replaced the IC module and one coil for what appeared to be some mild carbon tracking at the towers. After the replacement I scoped the 3X signal and got a nice clean 5 volt square wave, also I noticed on my... Trouble codes: P1374, P1585, P0449, P0443.
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Lights flashing VIN: 2G1WH55K72
I have proven it was the BCM. But the customer has after market warranty and is taking it to GM to have it installed. Thanks to all who sent me Info. It Helped me to prove I was right.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14V44
well,after a hair pulling time this truck is running fine now.after backtracking myself and checking again i had power on 12 volt reference circuit and signal circuits were good, removed sensor again for the 5th time and checked tone wheel again, had no excess... Trouble codes: P0336.
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Surge, hunting VIN: 2G1WB58K16
The vehicle finally came back for further diag. We had originally check the actuator with the volt meter and it read ok.We also triggered the actuator with the scanner and it worked fine.On th hwy it would surge or hunt up to 23 degrees.The chain and tensioner...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L All gauges VIN: 1C4GP44G7Y
Well I ended up puting a BCM to fix it. Road test great and has been gone for a week. thank for all of the help.
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68B12
Thanks for repliies. Because we would loose 8volts to cam sensor. We felt problem was in wiring or pcm. We had tried sensors. We ohmed wires to sensors and pcm. all passed. We bypassed harness to be sure, still would loose voltage. We then cut 8volt wire to ca... Trouble codes: P0320, P0340.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Z8V
2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG12X92
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix.I had assumed that the PCM had failed seeing I had no voltage through the PCM and ordered a rebuilt unit and tried that.Everything went back to normal...no codes and had charging voltage.Talking to other techs told me t... Trouble codes: P1495, P0753, P1765.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2B4GP74LX2
I'm going to call this one fixed since it has been gone for a couple weeks now with no recurring problems. I shoulda went with my first instincts on this one when I saw the IAT sensor reading -198 degrees in both failure freeze frames but I've never had to rep... Trouble codes: P0508.
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Electric Viscous Fan Clutch VIN: 3D7MU48C73
Thank you everyone for replying to my post. I was lucky enough to have a customer with a 2005 that he brought the vehicle to the shop so I could do some comparisons. What I found was that once I got under the truck I could tell the vehicle had been wrecked. So...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L brakes VIN: 2FMDA5147S
first of all i would like to thank all who gave my request for help some consideration.most every one was right on point.contaminated fluid was the culprit.first bleed all wheels in sequenst.rr-lr-rf-lf,opened bleeders and gravity bleed until fluid got clear.t...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 6.8L Front Rotors Pedal Travel VIN: 1FMHE31S4V
The customer said there is slight improvment but pedal is still soft. The master cylinder retrofit was not possible, possibly because the F450 M/C used hydroboost? (it was Not interchangable)I am still open to suggestions..? help) Thanks every body that read a...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L91
thanx to all, went to check ecu outputs found rodents ate wiring behind battery box at firewall, thanx again. Trouble codes: P0304 (4 cyl. misfire).
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L monitors VIN: 2FTRX18L71
One Thousand, Eight hundred miles later and the cat finally went to ready! We tried every trick you guys sent us but nothing worked. The truck was taken on a long trip out of state and when it arrived back home it was ready. Thanks to all that took the time...
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start, Stall, gauges die VIN: 1FDWE35LX7
finally got minibus to fail the field fails intermittently will trace wires and look for a break.
2003 GMC C4500 Topkick C4E042 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GDE4E1193
I am calling this one fixed. Advised customer to take to dealer for second opinion/ further testing due to special tools needed & experience. They said it was the injectors. I check for fuel in oil before I changed the oil & saw nos igns of fuel in oil. I thou...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Surge, OIL SMOKE VIN: 1HGCG564XW
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28593
After researching everything in the reply box and outside sources i sent this honda to the dealership for a ecm reflash and that took care of the engine light coming on and off . Thanks to all those who took the time to post a responce .
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Stall VIN: JHLRD68444
Sorry to take so long, but I ended up narrowing the problem down to the ECM. Part was pretty hard to come by, but ended up getting an aftermarket REman. Had to take it to the dealer to get the keys learned to the new ECM. Test drove for about 50 miles, no stal...
2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L wheel bearing VIN: 1HGCM55655
WELL. i have done all i can do. i have changed tires,axles,bearings and really no change at all. the issue is very difficult to duplicate on the hoist. making it very hard to isolate. i have a set of chassis ears coming from snap on but they are on back ord...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN45D23
I am going to call this one fixed. I had talked to Louie at CTI and he mentioned the Huyandi's had trouble with the fuel injectors shorting like the old GM multec injectors when hot. I still had to old injectors from the previous motor and installed them. It h...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A88
Replaced evap vent solenoid valve assembly and canister due to a broken bolt, cycling the vent valve about 50 times would show a small smoke leak intermittently. The mis diagnosed vacuum cut valve under the hood has a blow off valve that the smoke machine woul... Trouble codes: P1440.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: S2XC645757
Thanks to all who replied. I received lots of good information. My repair was to replace the coil strip. The coil that fires #1 and #6 clyinders was firing #1 cylinder, but not #6 cylinder. Must be an open circuit within the coil strip leading from coil pac... Trouble codes: P0306.
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1J8GW68JX3
Vehicle was fixed! We found a voltage drop across the MUX circuit in the cruise control. This circuit takes a path through the clockspring. We replaced the clockspring, and all is well. From what we can ascertain, the wires in the clockspring will short ou... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor above reference voltage), P0121 (TPS sensor signal does not match MAP sensor signal voltage).
2006 Jeep Commander 3.7L cruise control VIN: 1J8HG48K66
Found out that it needed the cruise module in the steering column. Customer decided because of cost not to fix.
2003 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16503
Sorry for late reply. Well, the info in alldata sent me in a circle, so no help there. I happened to have another similar Kia on the lot and swapped TCMs with it, and code disappeared, so obviously faulty TCM as Sergey said it probably would be. Thanks for hel... Trouble codes: P1693 (MIL request circuit malfunction).
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L p/s pump VIN: 5LMEU88H53
I didn't have much luck on this one. Customer decided to just take the vehicle as is. I received 7 replies. One pointed me to a bulletin for a whine at slow speed. It had an additve for the p/s fluid plus bleeding procedure. Most of the rest said it just took ...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Steering VIN: 5LMEV88H6Y
We were unable to duplicate the customer's concern. After talking with the customer we found out that both times the problem has occured the 17 year old son was driving. The owner has never had the problem occur while she was driving and both times that it did...
1991 Mercury Tracer 1.9L overdrive VIN: 3MAPM15JXM
I first want to thank each individual that responded with information, it was all very good and relevant. I finally got the car here to scan and all parameters appeared normal. Coolant temp, vehicle was up to temp. so thermostat working correctly. The turbin...
2006 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L 4 wd VIN: 1N6AA07B16
The problem turned out to be a voltage drop thru the transfer shutoff relay #1. on pin #5. This relay sends power to the 4wd control unit. I eventually got an intermittent u1000 error in the powertrain section of the main ecm. I left a voltmeter connected to t...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L pcm VIN: 1P4GP44R1T
brake control module was bad. after disconnecting brake control module, scanner came alive,new module working great. great job guys,,thank you,,,rich
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