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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH74F97
Car came in running terribly with check engine light on and I ran the test for fuel pressure and for cam position sensor. Fuel pressure did not vary by a substancial amount at idle or on acceleration but rose above indicated value on decel. Cam position sensor... Trouble codes: 00135 (fuel rail pressure too low), P0087, 00838 (cam sensor bank 2 range performance intake), P0346
1995 BMW M3 3.0L vanos VIN: WBSBF0326S
Ok so my customer came in and had a grinding noise from the valve cover so we suspected the tensioners had gone bad. So we replace the outter and inner tensioners along with upper chain guide along with the upper chain, and vanos. Checked vanos and saw bolt th...
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63423
i have 2003 bmw 530i with only code 226 (p1193)o2 sensor bank2 after cat trimming .. i did replace new o2 sensor ... is this mean cat is bad? .. thanks for any help Trouble codes: P1193
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L transfercase VIN: 5UXFB53514
reploaced both front axels due to torn cv boots but it did not correct problem when making sharp turns feels like clutches might be slipping in either differential housing or in transfer case fluid looks good in both and is full the 4x4 light is on did have a ...
1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L MIL Lamp on, p0171
replaced o2 this solved p0132, but p0171 popped back up?? o2 switches slow at idle(stays lean) and switches o.k. under load. Trouble codes: P0132 (o2 sensor), P0171 (system lean)
1996 Buick Regal 3.8L 3-4 upshift VIN: 2G4WB12K9T
Thank you for taking the time to read this. This Buick Regal is my personal car. At times, during a steady cruise on the X-way, the trans will just drop out of 4th gear. It doesn't do it all the time. Af first, you could feel the tcc release and see the tach j...
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Starter VIN: 2G4S52M8W1
This car came in with the complaint of a funny noise after it starts. We camr to find that the starter kicks in when you just turn the ignition to the on position , not start. Happens almost every time. The starter relay is fired by the pcm and I suspect that ...
2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Steering Wheel Shake VIN: 1G6KY54931
Hey Cadi techs! I bought this car for my wife and it has been a nightmare! I have fixed a multitude of problems but have one remaining. Slight shake in steering wheel when moved off center at all speeds, seems to go away on center so looks to me to be in the p...
2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L remote start VIN: 1G6DC67A95
The remote start system does not work, the customer indicated that he never had a problem with the system before, then it just stopped working. Only related information he could give me was that the battery went dead, but couldn't tell me if that was also when...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Torque Converter VIN: 1GB4G31R7X
Van/work van was brought in for stalling after engine was replaced by someone else. Engine was replaced due to engine started knocking and let go in the lower end. Customer states that it did not loose oil pressure or overheat but just started knocking and by ...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L front differential pinion seal VIN: 1GCDT19W81
Hello and thanks in advance for your assistance. We have replaced this pinion seal several times now and I just wonder what else I could be missing. The most recent repair was just last week and I verified the oil was not coming through the splines, and it did...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Drive-axles VIN: 2GCEK19T22
This vehicle came in complaining of a noise in the front end when in four wheel drive. When you turn in four wheel the front end binds up and a growling noise is heard. It won't make the noise on the hoist. The transfer case fluid is clean and ft and rear driv...
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L BCM / Radio VIN: 1G1ZT52854
I have performed drain tests and found that if I remove the 30 amp IBCM1 fuse under the hood the drain goes away, so I went further and have found the electrical drain goes away when I remove the 10 amp radio fuse from the BCM, now I am trying too pinpoint whe...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L compressor clutch VIN: 3C3EL55H5V
This Sebring came in with AC inop; engine stalling when cold; and CEL.. We hooked up scan tool and found code for Intake Air Temp Sensor. We had 0 volts from AC transducer switch and 0 volts for intake air temp. sensor. We replaced Transducer switch - no chang...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L steering VIN: 2C8GP74L22
Vehicle idles normally, then when you turn the steering wheel the entire vehicle shudders. Does not do it while vehicle is moving. It only does it when you're parked and put pressure on the wheels to turn. The power steering fluid in the reservoir is rather ...
2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L flexplate VIN: 1C3EL46X94
anyone else have repeat flexplate failures on a 2.4 with auto trans? another shop had replaced this one about a year ago,we replaced it 4 months ago,and its back with another flexplate...haven't pulled this one out yet,but last one was cracked in a circle just...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L washers VIN: 1C4GP45R45
The washer system on this vehicle is inoperative both front and rear. The motor was gummed up and I expect this is due to the inoperative condition so it was replaced. I am unable to locate a diagnostic flow chart that is of any use. The flow charts all seem t...
1988 Dodge Ramcharger 5.2L Stall VIN: 3B4GW12YXJ
This vehicle did not communicate with scanner. Ran a 5v ref test to sensors, ok. tps bad, was broken, replaced. Tested map sensor, failed and replaced. Vehicle will only run fine with cts (computer) sensor disconnected. Ck eng. mlite comes on. Cycle key and ge...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B7KB31404
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L guages VIN: 2DG4P44333
Hello, got a caravan from one of my fleet accounts with an intermittent issue,after driving a good distance while customer is on deliveries first the trac off light & brake light comes on & then all guages just go dead with all cluster lights on,when u turn ig...
2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL36T34
hello, co-tech replaced b1s2 02 still p0038 coming back as soon as you cleared it.the fuse #25 is good but no power to heater.i check the other o2 and all of them have no power,so why only b1s2 have code?thank for any help.rick Trouble codes: P0038 (o2 heated heater circuit b1s2)
1988 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Rich VIN: 1FTCR15T0J
This Ranger is running rich at times and has noticable black exhaust smoke when the throttle is goosed. Will stall at times, and hard to restart if at all for a bit, then when fired up, it is loaded up with fuel somewhat. Was running rich enough to contaminate...
1991 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 5.8L lifters VIN: 1FTGS24H8M
Hey Fellow Techs, I put a used engine in this van. After I installed it and ran it for the first time, it seemed fine, it was quite and oil pressure was good. However the lifters did make some noise after the initial start up and quieted down after about five ...
1996 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Stall VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
Hello, Techs just got this truck in here today and it will intermittently stall out on the customer while driving. However i can't get it to act up for me. It has been to a couple of other shops before coming to me. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks nick Trouble codes: P0230, P0231, P1409
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP4048V
vehicle came in on hook would barely run. replaced intake and all tuneup parts coil and cam sens(came in out of sync). now under a light load will hesitate and stall. runs great at idle and wide open. scoped-tps,mass,injector drivers and coil drivers - all loo... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L rear power window VIN: 1FMZU67E21
rear window stoped in the open position about 4-5", test gem system with ids, multipule gem codes (8 of them) replaced gem module and reprogrammed, a little premature with no change. started digging deeper, could only find 2 posts both without fix, did pin tes...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L LF inner cv loose in trans VIN: 1FMYU041X1
Hello all. I have a ford escape with a loose LF inner cv tulip (I am referring to where the axle is inside the trans, not the cv joint itself). If I grab the axle I can move it up and down to the point where the seal surface of the axle stub rubs on the metal ...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDAW57F32
while driving truck it looses power lotsa white smoke cant see truck behind you will not stall acts like uvc connector has come off when you do the injector buzz test everthing is extremely quiet like a 6.0l quiet but no codes let truck sit for 3 min idling al...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31P63
Upon acceleration, intermittenly, as the turbo spools up, it the inductions system will hiccup or sneeze fairly violently and repeatively until the throttle is released. At this same time, the boost will fall off and the MAP sensor will show a vacuum (only 6 p... Trouble codes: P0132
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTP14555K
This truck came in with a rough idle / or rough with very light throttle. Complaint was slight hesitation / runs rough. Felt like a slight miss. We have tried every test we know. When it starts this roughness at the same time also has a light tick that only co...
1997 GMC Safari SLT 4.3L power steering, VIN: 1GKEL19W8V
Vehicle was towed w/ very hard steering. Customer said that 4 pumps had been replaced at different shops. We replaced it cus they were junk yard units. Vehicle left in good running order, nice steering but 2 days later came back with same symptom, hard steerin...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: IHGCD553XS
Car came with a complaint of low eng temp. Replaced thermostat with honda part and sending unit with honda part.Worked good for a few days. It came back complaining of high engine temp. It goes to just before the red and the fans cycle on bringing the temp dom...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18D92
i have this hyundai thats driving me crazy it keeps setting codes p1505 and p1507 isc circuit opens codes.another shop already replaced isc and ecm and bypassed both wires leading to isc from ecm.i double checked wires and reinstalled original pcm and isc.stil... Trouble codes: P1505 (isc circuit open)
2000 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA23C5Y
I know that it has a misfire. I just need to know which is cylinder position #3? i.e. what position on the engine. My database does not include Euro cars. This is my own personal car. I appreciate any help that you may offer. Trouble codes: P0303 (3 misfire), P0353 (Mfgr. ign coil C), P1313 (Ign coil), P1316 (ign coil)
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L panel accuator VIN: 1J4FF48S01
any help would be great,customer came in arm on evap case fell out,fell out again with new evap upper case,arm is for panel accuator all vacuum lines checked
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L all guages no bus VIN: 1J4GL48K92
I have this Jeep Liberty That came in with the complaint of "no bus" reading on the odometer and all the indicator lights ie oil pressure ,temp light ,brake light etc plus no fuel guage or temp guage. I drove the vehicle and it shifts ok and the speedo does wo...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, no power under load VIN: KNDJA723X2
This sportage is gonna get someone killed trying to pull out in to traffic. Its ok after 30 mph or so, but bad on hills, any time under real load it just dies, sometimes it will come to life after a delay of several seconds. You can feel out the throttle to ge...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Radio VIN: 1LNFM81W5W
Thanks to all in advance Car came in with the radio on but it will not change stations or turn off without turning key off check fuse box all fuses are working except the 5amp radoi control fuse, removed fues box and found that with key on the wire running fro...
1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2223W
This vehicle has been in two other times for these same codes. the first time we found the maf duct broken. The second we replaced both pre cat. o2 sensors. Now it is back with the same codes no running problem the only complant is the mil. At idle the pre o2 ... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173, P1170, P1173 (b2s1 inversion fault)
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JM1BK34394
Hellow everyone, hope someone has seen this before. this engine is making a lifter type noise.It does not have hydraulic lifters and the clearance is good, changed oil made no difference sounds just like a lifter noise ie:same speed and noise, has anybody hear...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L timing cover
Gentlemen my question is this; Is there a front cover gasket on the 450sl, and if not won't the oil pressure be lost between the front cover and block? I wanted to replace the seals while I have the engine out but can't find a timing cover gasket, just the two...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBJF25H7X
Customer recently purchased vehicle and came in with no power. It barely made it inside our bay. We checked the basics and replaced the fuel filter because it was very heavy and seemed like it had not been changed in a while and the air filter because it was f... Trouble codes: P1220, P1223
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
customer said that the brakes are appling on their own at times and that the bas/esp -ets -abs lights and the warning triangle light are on. checked for fault codes. fault code c1200 and c1103 were stored. checked and replaced the brake light switch. checked t...
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1MEFM55S23
Customer states that Tachometer will drop to zero, and battery light, ABS light, Brake light will illuminate, than shortly thereafter within minutes vehicle will stumble or break up than stall. Vehicle may restart immediately but usually takes 5 - 15 minutes b... Trouble codes: B1318 (ABS battery voltage low), B1318 (ABS battery voltage low)
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1GA21DXS
Vehicle came in with hesitation and check engine light on. Tried to communicate with the snapon scan tool with no communication. Tested all the grounds and powers OK Tried to put into self diagnostic mode and would not do that either. Has anyone else had a sim...
2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D02
Hey guys - We are currently waiting on an ECM to try. Local wreckers are all out. Just wanted the groups opinion on this one. Car was towed in with a start stall condition. On occasion car will run and stay running but with no power and rpm limited to under 25... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Sensor fault), P1102 (MAF fault intermittent), P0102 (MAF fault intermittent)
2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y3W
Good day people. I have this Nissan Pathfinder that is setting code P1456 (small leak detected in EVAP system) intermittently. I have tested for leaks in system. None found. When I first got to it, the pressure sensor was not moving up or down with pressure ve... Trouble codes: P1456 (EVAP system small leak detected)
2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06A24
Code P0335 sets on start up on second ignition cycle. Installed another Crank Sensor still same problem. Checked power and ground to crank sensor and load test all three wires to sensor. Engine has ticking noise and customer stated Check Engine light and noise... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Shaft Position Sensor A Circit Error)
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Detonation
Ok here is the deal. I haven't worked on this car because it's my son's car and he in Denver and I am in Austin. He bought the car two months ago and it did fine for a couple of weeks and then started making a noise on acceleration all of a sudden. He took it ...
2005 Other European Passion for2 .7L engine oil leak VIN: WME4503321
engine oil leak seen at throttle body and intake tube. i'm assuming turbo seal is leaking. i hope i can get some help with "where to get more information" since my current resources do not include smart cars. thank you in advance.
1999 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3P3ES42Y7X
Dear chrysler techs, Got this neon here that has an intermittant misfire, showing up as cylinder number 4. It acts like an ignition miss. Plugs had been in car for a while, replaced. No change. Checked wires--checked ok. I did have a known good set of wires--s... Trouble codes: P0304
2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4L dash lights VIN: 1GMDU03E14
No dimmable interior lighting working. Checked power and ground at switch using mitchell wiring diagram ,ok. no voltage at grey output so replaced switch,still ng. also has wire for step dim to radio and hvac,also not lighting up. Park lamps and dome lights ok...
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1GMDV03LO5
This vehicle will not shut off until the key is pulled out of the ignition. I have installed an ignition switch but still does the same thing. The ignition switch feeds the BCM. The BCM is getting the signal from the ignition switch but the vehicle will not sh...
2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L timing chain VIN: 5Y2S163805
This vibe has two possibly related problems. First it suddenly developed a loud timing chain rattle type noise that is worst cold. It goes away at hot idle and above 4000 rpm. Also camshaft actuator is inop. Solenoid tests good and can here click when commandi...
1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L oil cooler VIN: YS3EF48Z8X
vehicle came in about 6 months ago, oil in overflow bottle and all hoses soft, there was also transmission fluid in coolant, we replaced the radiator and oil cooler, all hoses, thermostat and flushed system several times. all went well, customer would come in ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Auto Trans VIN: YS3ED58E4X
This 4-cyl SAAB 9-5 wagon is my own vehicle. The automatic transmission started slipping going into third gear, and I have decided to install a used transmission and hope for the best. I have not been able to find any trannies for the 4-cyl model that don't ha...
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L low power VIN: JF1GD70645
we have a 2005 wrx sti that the owner brought in for check engine light on, it had 4 codes 2 for bank 1 and bank 2 camshaft timing overadvance and 2 for cam sensor signal loss, the tech replaced the cam sensor and 2 weeks later car came back with the 2 current... Trouble codes: P0011 (a camshaft position timing overadvanced)
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L CV Joint VIN: JT3VN39W2M
I am an instructor at a votech college. A group of my students were attempting to replace the boots on the right front drive axle on this 4-runner. The inner boot was torn, and while attempting to remove the axle fron the spindle they managed to pull the inner...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
Cust complaint of check engine light is on. We found code p0450 evap pressure sensor malfuntion checked voltage and is ok light is still coming on??? Trouble codes: P0450
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3L engine VIN: 5TDBA22CX4
Hi I have this van here and when you raise the rpm up and then let it come back down it rattles really bad. It sounds like the valve train is loose. Kinda of like a loose timing chain. I did not find any TSBs on this. Also I have a niece that her toyota v-6 do...

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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 26VAU38735
Thanks for all the reply but I replace the Knock sensor clear it and it went away. Again Thanks for the reply.. Trouble codes: P1589 (control module self test knock control test pulse bank 1), P1386 (control module self test knock control circuit bank 1).
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGN63443
I took a pump pressure reading & it was moving up & down with engine RPM. I started by removing the pan to see if I could find a leak (filter, Valve body ect). I didn't find anything but noticed that I only drained 1.5 quarts of fluid from the trans. I insta...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV33413
Customer wound up taking the car to the dealer and getting the PCM flashed to the latest program. That took care of the trouble codes reoccurring. Thank you for all your input. Trouble codes: P2240 (Positive control circuit open Bank 2 sensor 1), P2237 (Positive control circuit open Bank 2 Sensor 1), 2974 (O2 sensor interruption Bank 2 Sensor 1), 2973 (O2 sensor interruption Bank 1 Sensor 1).
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4CW52L3R
Well this one is fixed. After reading reply's on checking grounds, i checked and cleaned them again with no change. I also had reply's telling to clean the throttle body out/induction flush. Did upper intake flush, no change. Finally out of frustration, change... Trouble codes: P0705 (Transmission Range Switch).
1978 Chevrolet K20 Custom Deluxe 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: CKL248Z165
It has been over a month now with with no more problems. All of your replies were very helpful in understanding what the main problems could have been. I can only assume it must have been something inside the carburetor causing its' behavior since the symptoms...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LT 6.0L unknown VIN: 1GCHC23U16
thanks for the replies. after test driving the vehicle again with the customer and no noise, dry ball joints is the fix
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK12347
I gave up and took it to Chevy. It was the ECM as we thought. Under warranty cost me nothing. Thanks for all the good replies and thanks to Sunrise Chevy. The tech that worked on it didnt find the problem at first but kept it overnight and it was stated on the... Trouble codes: P0056 (HO2S Heater Control Bank 2 Sensor 2), P0060 (HO2S Heater Resistance Bank 2 Sensor 2), P0161 (HO2S Heater Performance Bank 2 Sensor 2).
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1C4GP45R85
thanks to all who responded. those who mentioned wiring issues were correct. after many times pulling on the crank sensor wires we apparently tugged just right and the idle fluctuated for a short period and almost stalled the engine. we purchased a new pigtail... Trouble codes: P0335, P0344.
2006 Chrysler 300 C SRT8 6.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3KA73W16
Thanks to all who took the time. I did manage to capture this one last time with the cam and crank sensor on the scope. The ASD shut down before the crank and cam. I tested this at the pcm with same results. Replaced the pcm and flashed and so far no problem. ... Trouble codes: P0700.
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JB3XE74C7M
Thanks to all who replied. I found that all the tips that I recieved checked out to not be the problem. I decided to start from scratch and check the compression. While doing this,I noticed #4 cylinder puffing compression up through the intake manifold. I pour...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Surge VIN: 1B7HF13Y5X
hi everyone. sorry i took so long to reply. the customer had to take the vehicle and i just got it back. john from utah was right on the money on this one. i pulled the crank sensor out and it was cracked and moving in the housing. i followed mike from new jer... Trouble codes: 1391 (intermittent loss of cam or crank signal).
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L unknown VIN: 1D7KU28D24
Well I appreciate all the advice,I thought the rear suspension would be the ticket but it checked out ok.We got to looking at the tie rod at the steering box again and on solid ground with someone turning the wheel slightly back and forth it looked like it was...
2005 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Cuts out, no power VIN: 1B3ES56C55
Scoped the sensor with snap-on vantage and could not see a problem with sensor. Replaced sensor anyway and fixed the problem. Would have liked to seen a problem with sensor and not just guessed. Thanks, Brian Trouble codes: P0340.
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 6.7L Clutch VIN: 3D6WH48A37
Hi Guys. Thanks so much for all the excellent replies. Many said the clutch or pilot bearing was at fault. Or the wrong fluid, all very reasonable replies. Some referrered to a TSB for this problem, but none of the TSBs really addressed the problem that we...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU62K64
thanks everyone for the info and to back me on my thinking that the oil pump was causing the dist. gears to fail. replaced pump and all is well in rangerland!
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F21
After checking out the replies recived I finily got the engine to run. I recheck the IDM wireing to the valve covers and through the injectors and could not find a problem. All the injectors ohmed 3.2 to 4.0. I replaced the IDM module and got the engine to run... Trouble codes: P0743 (TCC system electral fault-KOEO), P0605 (Internal Control Moduel Fault-KOEO).
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L r/r timing guide VIN: 1FMZU67E52
Aloha, and thanks for all the replies. 99.9% say pull the engine! So I did. Everything went smoothly and the vehicle is running. The bolt on the lower gear of the cassette was broken. Luckily,it unscrewed right out with a small screw driver. I do see how it is...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDSF3OP94
We found a shorted circuit in the injector harness. Replaced harness from FICM to injectors. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0407, P0488, P2614, P2617, U1027, U1262.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: XXXXXXXXXX
we determined that the noise was comming from in side the transmission not the rear end. the costomer did not want to do any repairs at this time. thanks for all your help
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Auto Transmission VIN: 9BFJW21F95
Thanks to those that left replies. I did confirm that the fault was in the after market pressure loc. Took out the jumper harness and reconnected the factory plug to the solenoid pack and no flashing O.D. Light with the engine running. However I still don't kn...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L immobilizer VIN: JHMFA16886
thanks to all that responded the problem was the immobilzer obviously and when the battery went down and then recharged it wiped it clean. The tsb in which i should have caught nailed it along with a few of you that responded thanks for all the info and great ...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01PX2
I am not sure that the car is fixed: After fitting the 3 coils I have sent the car for 2 drive cycles and then scanned for codes - nothing flagged yet. Unfortunately, the car has spent the last 2 weeks over at the bodyshop. The customer has just received... Trouble codes: P0065 (Air assisted fuel injection AAI control.).
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW194X4
Thanks to all that responded so quickly you confirmed what I was avoiding. It was a leaking cylinder liner. Very common to the 4.0 and 4.6 block with steel sleeves. Dealer keeps 2 blocks in stock and at 4500.00 each they must know something duh! Trouble codes: P0306 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 6), P0300 (emission relevent misfire multiple cylinders), P0306 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 6), P0300 (emission relevent misfire multiple cylinders).
1981 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L stalls idles bad VIN: 1MRBP95F8B
Hello everyone and thanks to all those that took the time to respond. Several members suggested that the EGR valve pintle would be stuck open with carbon. This was the case. What led me astray was that the engine would sit there and idle pretty darn good an...
2004 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86K74
Thanks to everyone for the info on this. I have tried all suggestions and have come up empty. I still have the vehicle and i am still searching for a fix. I will re-post with some results if I find some. Thanks! Trouble codes: P0303, P0302.
2004 Mercury Monterey Premier 4.2L Surge VIN: 2MRDA2O234
Thanks to everybody for their help. So i did look at the stft's, which were between -.5 and 3%, the ltft's were at 7-10%. I had already checked for vac. leaks but went ahead and checked again w/ no luck. i installed a new esm assy, perofrmed the baro relearn p...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cuts out VIN: WMWRC33404
replaced spark plugs and wires. they did not last to 100k like dealer recommended...cleared codes and road tested... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1 under pending and current no mil).
1991 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN1FU21P1M
Thanks again to all the responses.After getting my butt kicked on this Stanza i finally figured out that the torque converter was locked up.Thanks again to all the responses and seperate e-mails i received.
2002 Saturn L300 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW54R02
Hello, techs thanks to all that replied. When installing a used pcm it needs to be reprogramed with the correct vin on the car and the security also needs to be reprogramed. I had to take this car to the saturn dealer and get it reflashed. Trouble codes: U2105.
1986 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L a/c VIN: JT2AW15CXG
Sorry it took so [...] to post fix but wanted to give time to make sure problem was solved. I don't know that I have ever gotten two bad expansion valves but that was the problem. Ordered another expansion valve from another supplier and now all pressures perfe...
1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF22K6V
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L smoke low powew VIN: WVWPE63B24
Thanks for the replys. The Fix for this car was a broken hose to the throttle body, I thought it would be more obvious but as the car warmed up it opened up more. I even smoked the intake system and never saw anything, I caught it by mistake. Thanks for the re... Trouble codes: P0101 (Maf sensor low), P0299.
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Fuel gauge, Tach, Speedometer, Temp gauge VIN: YV1SW61R72
Thanks for the many replies and suggestions! Most suggested the Drivers Information Module, known as the DIM, or the SRS unit pulling down the data bus. The SRS unit is located under the center console cup holders, in a prime position for spilled drinks. It w...
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