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2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUJC68E52
Good afternoon everyone I have an 01 Audi A4 that was towed in because the low oil warning light was on. We performed a manual oil pressure test and the pressure was 60 psi. We tryed a new switch and it made no difference and when the car runs there is no nois...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUJC68E33
I am trying to reset the basic settings on a 2003 Audi A4 for the throttle. When I bring up group 60 under basic settings I get an error message under group 4 where the normal display is "adaptation running" or "adaptation complete". I have two hard faullts fo... Trouble codes: P1568 (Throttle Valve Control Module. Mechanical Malfunction.), P1579 (Throttle Valve Control Module. Adaptation not started.)
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Sunroof VIN: WBAGH83461
Car came in w/complaint of water getting in glove box and right passenger floor. Some times on the drivers floor, too.This happens after carwash or hard rain. Traced to sunroof, front drains not flowing. This is a long time customers car and is very well cared...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX Plus 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DB03E52
This is long. Vehicle originally came in for int. ABS light and ABS activation at low speeds. Found both front sensors bad and replaced both hub ass. Cust. then wanted to fix check engine light. I forgot to write down the code numbers and check FF, but I do re... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Front steering system VIN: 1G6KD54Y8X
This vehicle came in to us and the owner is noticing noise coming from the front end while turning, the noise is isolated to the right side. Initially we could see that the right upper strut mount bearing was not turning with the spring, causing it to bind and...
2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYFK66817
Hey guys, We fixed this one. Came in with po 452, fuel pressure sensor low voltage. Dropped the tank and had signal, and return signal{1.4v}. Checked PCM and had no signal at pin 24,{green wire}. The "fix" was to repair the open wire near the rear of the front... Trouble codes: P0452
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1AYO781E
This vehicle is not advancing the timing, or controlling the timing as it should. When you time the vehicle with the bypass wire disconnected, it runs good, until you shut the car off. After you plug the bypass back in and start it up it runs like crap. When c...
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY23P9P
First thank-you for your intrest and help. I started working on this car 1 week ago, the customer told me he was getting a bucking at times. He had already replaced the plugs, wires, ign coil. I drove the car and the cel came on with code 13 & 45 stored. I tes... Trouble codes: 13 (left oxygen senor), 45 (left bank rich)
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GNEC16K5S
Hi guys: I this vehicle cames from another shop. Vehicle stall when: stall test, when is in Drive or Reverse and turn steering wheel, or in hard stop. Allways stall except when by-pass is disconected and ignition time is at 0. Right now, the custumer is angry...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W6S
vehicle does not start,it will start if you just bump ignition switch to crank for 1-2 sec.then will start.if hold in crank it will not start,once the engine is running it will have a slight hesition.if you turn on all electrical loads it will fall dead on its...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCT18W1T
Hi all. This vehicle will run fine , but 1 out of 50-100 times if you snap throttle, or come off throttle it will run very poor, ready to stall or will stall. Map code I would say is do to idle so bad. Unplugged maf and did not change. Scoped ignition. 14kv wh... Trouble codes: P0107
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L abs VIN: 1GNFK16R1X
hey guys please help us out here i have a 99 chevy suburban 4wd that kicks the abs pump on at the very end of a stop there are no abs codes we romoved the abs sensors cleaned them and the exciter rings checked for dirt... one was broken in knuckle and we repla...
2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, misfire 1&4 cyl p300 VIN: 1GCCS19W61
truck was towed in with blown engine,replaced with low mile used engine.resealed and tuned.ran great after replacement was completed.truck returned 2weeks later for fuel level sensor repair.thats when we found the misfire codes.no complaint from customer, high... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L Surge VIN: 1G1JF52T01
Hi everyone, This one car has got me and another tech stumped. The car came to me with a blown engine(coolant in oil, and knocking). I put in a used engine from another 2001 sunfire gt(vin t as well). When the car came to me, it ran okay, no surging. Ever sinc... Trouble codes: C1275
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Radio VIN: 2G1WH55K62
An intermitant hissing noise is coming out of front speakers even with radio off. Customer brought the car by to show me the "frying egg sound" as it was happening. I checked for the source of the noise and it was coming from the front speakers on the door rig...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L heated seats VIN: 2GCEC19TO3
Hello all, Got this 2003 silverado to day with a complaint of heated seat comeing on by itself. check for tsb, none found that matches my problem pulled door panel to check wireing found notthing wrong put panel back on now I am haveing a problem getting it to...
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Vents VIN: 3GNEC12T94
I have a this avalanche that is only blowing in defrost. Went through all of Alldata test which leads to the HVAC Module (climate control head). Replaced it and WORKS for 30 seconds in the modes then reverts back to defrost and will not allow me to do anything...
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.0L clutch VIN: 1G1AP14P66
Hi Guys vehicle came in 1 1/2 months ago with a leaking slave cylinder. clutch wouldnt release. we installed new clutch kit with slave cylinder, bled system and returned vehicle. Customer complains that clutch engages at different levels. Sometimes fine someti...
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 5.3L door locks VIN: 3GNFK12317
Strange problem, after locking the truck, waiting about 30 seconds then trying to open doors with either FOB. The FOB is completely dead. put the key in the door lock cylinder and unlock it and the FOB now works great. Lock the truck again and let it sit for a...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1B7HF16Z9V
Hello everyone ,Dodge techs please help .Truck came in for brakes and a tune up.Replaced plugs wires cap and rotor,customer owned this truck for 8 yrs no tune up done been very reliable till now.In the brake job we replaced the booster along with master cyl,wh...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L courtesy lights VIN: 2B4GP44321
For the last couple of months the roof interior lights come on by themselves. They will also turn off by themselves. I witnessed this one time. I saw the lights turn on, then they turned off after 1 minute. None of the door open lights wereon in the dash that ...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 3D7LU38C13
Thanks in advance, I have this 2003 that will intermitanly not have second gear, Under light load problem will not show up, Under heavy exceleration when it shifts to second gear the engine goes up agiainst the governor and trans free wheels, back out of it an...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L mode doors VIN: 3D7KS26C65
truck came in for stuck on cold stuck on vent,no codes.replaced control head.worked for three heater control cylcles.went back to cold vent.note;power and ground to control head good,none of the actuators move.
1984 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L no spark
I got the ultimate nightmare kit car. Cust believes the engine is a 1984 302 from a mustang. compaint of cutting out while driving, hall effect sensor in dist dropping out so it was replaced, as well as the coil. car started but still cutting out. I removed al...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FALP52U5S
vehicle was brought into my shop for fail smog diagnosis, excessive NOx. customer had dpfe, evr, and egr valve replaced at another shop, but still had elevated NOx reading at both 15 & 25MPH. exhaust readings listed are from 15 & 25, NOT idle & cruise. i verif...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA5744B
thanks in advance we have a 2003 ford windstar you have to turn key to start 2 to 3 times before it starts motor turns over each time we think its looseing its fuel prime sometimes you just have to turn key on wait then turn to start and it starts we know the ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Temp. Gauge VIN: 1FTNW21SX3
Customer states that while driving the Temp gauge will peg out and the truck will shut down. No signs of overheating. Upon immediate restart the problem is gone. Could not duplicate in the shop or a road test.(of course) Checked sensor data and V-ref, and all ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L cylinder heads VIN: 2FTRF07383
Hello all Ford techs. First of all let me Thank you for reading this; I have a unique problem with this Ford F150 that I have not seen before on all of my years working in this industry. First this truck came in engine light on multiple misses, after diagnosin...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Vibration VIN: 1GKDS13S62
Good evening to all,need some help with a GM product. Customer presented the above vehicle with a complaint that it "runs rough".He's a regular here; we've been servicing it for years.Connected scanner,no codes in any system. What I felt was a severe vibratio...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L radiator VIN: 1HGCG66882
car came back a few months later with the same problem. cooling system full of oil, we removed the radiator and tested transmission oil cooler. we did not find any leaks in the radiator cooler. oil in the engine was about one one quart low. no signs of head ga...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Air Bag Light
Is there any way to check air bag code on this vehicle without a reader?
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4FJ68S3W
Good morning. I am working on this jeep cherokee sport w/ a check engine light. The codes are p0700 and p0705. I have read other posts indicating a TR sensor problem. I searched through All Data and can't find any info on this component. Where is it located an...
2007 Kia Sedona 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDMB233X7
Problem is very intermitent. When cold after sitting a few hours, there is no power whatsover when trying to accelerate, vehicle stalls, then codes set. Try it again 10 minutes later and problem goes away. Checked Alldata and Shopkey, but they give very little... Trouble codes: P2106 (ETC System Malfunction Forced Limit Power), P1295 (ETC System Malfunction Power Management), P161B (PCM Internal Error-Torque Calculating)
2003 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM3LW28J93
I have a MPV here today with no codes, and misfires, howver it was a very unbalance idle, almost like an EGR valve partically stuck open, a roll in the engine, everything is orginal however nothing looks bad and anything off of idle is perfect, any suggestions...
2009 Mazda 2 1.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: JMZDE14550
Hi,Members This 1 is very interesting - came on with stall problems (for short period and start again til the next stall...and recurrent)! When I checked it - it's run fine and suddenly I heard sparks noise and min' after it's stall!!! The sparks came from the...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L No Start VIN: JA4MT31R42
car was tow in for low idle found iac to be short out replaced iac now has high idle found bad ecm due to the short in the iac replaced with rebuild ecm now it will not start setting code 1610 i know i have to have it repromgram but i do not get any rpm signal...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, tach fals to '0' VIN: JN8AR05Y5T
this vehicle will intermitentl idle down to or close to "0" rpms for the customer.he said it does it all the time,but seams to be more oftenwith the a/c on.i have driven and road with him,it runs fine when i am in it.no dtc's can not see anything out of placor...
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Pressure Modulator Valve VIN: 1G3HN52K4S
Please help!Customer brought this vehicle in after trying to replace his own rusted brake lines and misrouted the lines coming out of the pressure modulator valve.No identifying marks are on the valve and Mitchell does Not show which outlet fitting goes to whi...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L lifter VIN: 1G2NE55D3S
Vehcile came for head gasket leak, no noise at this time. Removed the head and sent out for inspection, head is cracked, installed reman head, performed start-up instruction (1500 rpms for 5 min) engine now very noisey. Oil pressure good as stated above. Found...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L no power spark knock VIN: 1G2WJ52K0W
when problem happens i have noticed that the 18x ref. signal from the icm to the pcm goes to a 5 volt flat line when this happens i loose the tach car has no powerand spark knocks bad due to incorrect injector timing. it sets a p0336 crank code but my 18x cran... Trouble codes: P0336
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L DayTime Running Lights VIN: 1G3Z44G7A3
This vehicle came in with blower motor inop, only high worked. replaced resistor, all is well. Customer comes back telling me that the light are not working when the fan is turned on just like before. SO vehicle driving down the road, drl working fan working...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L factory alarm VIN: 1G2WP52K9Y
Customer stated that the "Security" light was flashing, and at one point would start and die. He disconnected the battery and the vehicle started, but the light was flashing still. He drove another couple of days and the same thing happened--no start. He disco...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW52E3Y
service eng light comes on few time had bulbs burned out . now all bulbs ok but has code for b2600. undocumented . does anyone know what this code is ...im thinking abs cause when you start car its off till you drive it approx 10 mph then comes on Trouble codes: B2600
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L ABS, Cruise Control VIN: YS3ED58E7X
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We've got one of them 'head-scratchin' problems with this SAAB. We got the car from another dealer as partially repaired. It has been struck by lightning, and had the usual SAAB problems with the previous owner no...
2000 Saturn SC2 1.9L engine VIN: 1G8ZY1272Y
This car came in on a wrecker with a dead battery. Customer said he went to start the car in the AM and the car was dead- no lights on instruments, no crank, etc. Battery was dead so we charged the battery almost all day yesterday. Once the battery was charged...
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L Shift cables VIN: 1G8ZG5285Y
This car came in to us with a broken shift cable. The transaxle & shifter felt ok. We replaced the shift cables & road tested for approximately 15 miles. The customer picked up the car and made it two blocks and it broke again (don't you just love it). We used...
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G8JU52F0Y
Vehicle will in drive when hot have an intermittent chug like an ignition misfire, but so intermittent I can't see it in the shop with scope on coils with (pass thru ignition wiring kit), have disassembled complete coil assembly, checked boots for evidence of ...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Power door locks VIN: 1G8JU54F82
This car came in from a body shop. The drivers door was ripped off when the customer opened it up as traffic was going by. The problem with the car is that when your driving down the road the door lock accuators will keep clicking in the down or lock poition. ...
2002 Saturn LW300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G8JW84R62
this is a drive by wire throttle setup... I'm at home, don't have access to Mitchell at this time. Need idle relearn procedure for this V6=3.0 L, automatic California car. Thanks in advance for your help.
2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Multifunction display VIN: JTDKB20U84
This vehicle came in with an intermit. display malfunction Most of the time the display will show the battery usage page, when trying to select other functions it will go blank for about five seconds and the change over. It does not allow a user to select any ...
1984 Volkswagen Quantum GL 2.2L Cylinder Head VIN: WVWGB0333E
We are looking for a cylinder head and we are not having any luck, the old one is rotted out (not repairable) from the vehicle sitting too long...any knowledge of where to get one is appreciated.
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, NO CODES VIN: 3VWAA81E8V
car will idle normal when first started 3 to 5 minutes, idle then begins to get rough, then car will stall, spark good and continues as engine dies, fuel pressure remains steady as car stalls, i unpluged 1 injector and inserted noid light, car never stalled wi...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Alarm, immobilizer VIN: 3VWCD21C32
Initial Problem was that the engine starts revs up then Dies. Dealer did several things without improvement. That has not happened for a while. Now alarm goes off by itself. We have not duplicated either complaint. With Luanch scantool in Central Control Modul...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L a/c VIN: 3VWRT71K06
Hello, i got this jetta sublet to me from a local body shop minor front end damage, condensor was replaced and system charged to proper level. I have no cooling at all, compressor has no clutch (varaible) cooling fans dont come on with a/c. Scan for codes show...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L reverse lights VIN: YV1SZ58D91
New customer brought this well- maintained vehicle in for complete timing belt job and also requested we check his inop reverse lights. Not as simple as we had hoped. The lights are controlled on the CAN network at the Rear Electronic Module (REM). Backup ligh...
2009 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1MS38209
I am trying to find an adapter to pressure test the cooling system on the late model Volvos with the new style coolant cap. I have not been able to find a part number to call SPX with. I just spoke with SPX and they were unable to verify anything in there cata...

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1997 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L reverse VIN: WAUCB88DOV
thanks to all who responded the car seems to have been fixed, the problem was an oil leak above the connector harness alowing oil and water to enter both the speed sensor snd the range switch plugs. we had to work hard to seal them up good but problem is gone ...
2001 Audi S4 2.7L differential VIN: WAURD68D71
Thank you group for the help. You were all correct. After I installed a german Lobro brand,I noticed right away,that the problem was fixed. The bottom line is on these high performance rocket ships,you cannot try to save on your parts by buying cheaper ones,bu...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3344Y
I want to thank you for taking the time to write. It was indeed the O2 sensors hooked up backwards. It runs great now and the vibration at 60-65 is gone. It must have been the engine running poorly that was vibrating through the car. It sure felt weird. I al... Trouble codes: P0150 (O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 2 Sensor 1).
2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L rear hatch VIN: 5UXFA13585
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Starting VIN: 1GH4P52L0S
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L turnsignals VIN: 2G4WB55K81
Thanks everyone for the info almost everyone was right. Ignition switch dropping voltage on pink wire. When vehicle wouldn't start you could pull out headlight switch like old choke and vehicle would start right up. Thanks again
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L lean VIN: 1G1YY078SG
Well, the owner declined any further engine work. The car was too old and he wanted to trade up for a better one, and I encouraged him to do so. I did look over the car in the morning and I tried the things everyone said, and I got more confused. The inject... Trouble codes: 32 (egr problem).
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GBJG31ROX
not a pretty job, i used a forklift with chain across back of heads,a rachet strap from fork to crank pulley. did't have to even remove throttle valve! it's real tight,removed motor mounts thanks to everyone!!!
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Steering Gear VIN: 2GCEK19T61
This Vehicle was a long troubled fix. The end result was finding out about a GM TSB on using a different Gear Box, the Box that corrects this problem is for a 3/4 Truck, The dealer installed this box and my customer has informed me that the problem is now gone...
2004 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L horn VIN: 1C3EL45R54
With Mohammad's help this one is solved -the actual steering shaft (the part that rotates) does not have a positive grounding system-it is supposed to ground through the lower bearing -in this case it would not so the ground for the horn switch which is throug...
1988 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Rich VIN: 1FTCR15T0J
The owner decided to replace the exhaust manifolds himself, and then address the driveability issues. After all of your replies, and a lot of tests, I came to the conclusion that the injectors need replacement or a serious cleaning. Nearly everybody said the...
1988 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26M6J
I did find that one injector was stuck open. This was letting compression airlock the injection pump. I have had all 8 injectors tested 6 failed, two were passable. The customer had me replace all 8 injectors. That fixed this one...customer is very happy...th...
1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Starting
As a last step-I have adjusted the shifter cable and what do you know-the beast started! however, the next day it wouldn't, then it would. I am walking away from this one! Thanks all!
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F1X
It was the injectors. Thank you all for your help, I wanted to be sure before doing them as they are not cheap. After testing everything else I finally made a test harness to short out injectors individually and be able to scope them while running. Looked l...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FMRUI660Y
Sorry for the delay. The customer decided to pull the plug and get rid of it because the oil pressure was getting extremely low. thank you for your replies insightful inputs.
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXX47P43
Thank you all for responding,I wanted to see if it was possible to do this on top.Just like Leneard from Texas said it is a 4x4 so if you do the ICP sensor from the top you will not have to pull the drive shaft or the heat shield that Ford says it needs to com... Trouble codes: P2285.
2003 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U13
Thanks to those who took the time to respond to my help request. Just for information vehicle was not equipped with egr vavle and had a single coil pack. After further checking, a second cylinder leak down test showed a bad exhaust valve after the first test p... Trouble codes: P0155 (B2S1 Heater malfunction), P1297 (B2S1 Stuck Lean), P0306 (Misfire Cylinder 6), P0316 (Misfire Detected First 1000 revolutions).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDSX35P13
thanks for all the help guys i appreciate it special thanks goes to mike [...] for his generosity i havent fixed it yet we got busy and the customer isnt in a rush so we rolled it to the back of the shop. alot of good info abouit oil filters resticting flow i...
1995 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L abs lamp VIN: 1GTDT14Z4S
Thanks for the replies from all who took their time, Gerry from Michigan is the ace today, while only working with the right front and observing a nice wave form from all sensors till 35 mph, it was confusing as to what could happen at that speed. The monkeys ...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L battery VIN: 1GKET16S53
Well thank you all for the help the problem did turn out to be the blower motor control unit, staying on and allowing the current draw in excess of 3Amps. Thank again
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L hydraulics VIN: JHLRD17631
The fix for this one ended up being a Dealer (Honda) master & slave cylinder combination. We had used after market (ATM via NAPA) & never could get the clutch to "feel" correct. Always had high engagement & stiff pedal. Installed Honda hydraulics & pedal was...
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6653Y
first thing thanks to everyone who replied.i went back and check all the fuses first,they were ok.the grounds to the computer all fell within specs.all the powers to the computer were ok as well.as i went back to the heater circuit i read a reply from brandon ... Trouble codes: 1167 (a/f ratio sensor bank1 heater malfunction).
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D54
Thanks for the replies. no fix here yet! some stated that it could be throttle plates dirty, tps, or carbon canister flooded with gas. all were fine. Thanks to Robert [...] for the in...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHY1748L
Sometimes it's the dumbest things that give us headaches. I closely inspected the distributor cap, and noticed that all the oxidation was on one side of each post. I twisted the distributor in that direction (advanced it)about 15 degrees and hurray! the prob... Trouble codes: FUE1, 46 (idle air circuit fault.), FUSE, 5 (denotes blown fuse 5 havent found it yet.).
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L oil leak VIN: 1J4FF48S1Y
Thanks to all who answered. After replacing the oil pan gasket and the valve cover gasket we could find no more uv dye anywhere. The starter was removed, and there was dampness behind the torque converter. The converter and seal have been replaced and we are h...
1995 Mazda B3000 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: S4F4CR16U3
havent got the truck back for diagnosis. last found no clog in egr port to dpfe sensor, no clog in port in exhaust to egr valve. pretty sure like everyone says thats its a dpfe fault. Thanks for everyones advise!!! Trouble codes: P0401.
1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2223W
Well this car is fixed we replaced both O2 sensors again! The first set of O2s were genuine Mazda but they were both bad so we replaced them with two more mazda units. The trims are normal all O2s are moving normally so far no codes. Thanks for all the help I ... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173, P1170, P1173 (b2s1 inversion fault).
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L egr VIN: JH1BJ2232Y
It was a little tricky getting the one bolt out but I am glad I asked because from the way it looks you have the mount in the way. By removing the snorkel you can just get the room to get it out.
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1YVFP80C44
Thanks to all who replied. Turns out timing was off, which seems to be a common problem. Jason wrote: if you have access to alldata it should explain how to check the cam timing, basically you need to remove the valve cover, then there is a blind plug behind t...
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM502X5
Thank you for all the help,it turned out the new driver module was the problem. It difficult when new parts are defective. Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel pump driver module off line).
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33443
Thanks for all of your interest and taking the time. The vehicle is fixed and we are stuck with a new DME that we bought...so if anyone needs one we have one. We reset the adaptations and we were able to reset the codes and the light is off. The customer is ve... Trouble codes: 2096 (Oxygen Sensor bank 1 short curcuited to positive).
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L ignition VIN: 1G3NL52T81
Hey guys first off thanks for the time to respond to my help request.Sorry for the delay in closing.Still have not fixed this pain in the @#^!& yet.Security does not seem to be the problem.Got a used pcm from local bone yard and it at least tried to start.I no...
2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L timing chain VIN: 5Y2S163805
Can unlock cam actuator manually by jumpering solenoid and applying air pressure to filter plug but wiil not unlock running with solenoid energized. Moved to back burner for a while, thanks to all who took time to read or reply
2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF4GG61685
Thanks to all who replied, It appears we over looked a plugged air filter. After replacing it and the customer driving 900 miles it has not used any oil. My theory is that the pcv needs venting or it will try and suck the oil out of the case. The breather goes...
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L freeplay accessive VIN: JF1S6557YG
Good Evening Folks... Thank you for all your input. I was aware of the bulletin on the slave and flex hose,but I viewed the plunger operation and it was in my opinion operating within range. The issue originally was a worn out clutch disc, and we pulled the tr...
2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L steering pump VIN: 453BE6456Y
Thanks to all of you for the input. Wayd [...] hit a home run, the oring on the pump inlet was damaged on installation. Replaced both orings, problem fixed. IATN rocks!
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L compressor VIN: 4S3BH68621
Well, this one didn'wt work out so good. Thanks to all that replied, I did get some new information about these things I didn't know. However, after driving around for 45 minutes with the scanner on, damn thing didn't skip a beat. Perhaps it fixed itself. ...
2005 Toyota Tundra 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBDT4818
Hi Guys- yes we fixed this one- the solution was this: the rear brake proportioning valve actuating rod was disturbed (by us) when we were working on the truck. it was not pushing on the proportioning valve, but we could not see this because there is a rubber ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M32
Well everyone was right on target with this one. The cat was replaced and the codes haven't reappeared. I informed the customer that his O2s should be replaced but his finances say they will have to wait. Usually with other vehicles there's normally another re... Trouble codes: P0420.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L multible warnings VIN: 3VWRE69M93
Hey Gang, Thanx for all the intput. the ABS module was dragging the bus down causing the throttle to only open 20%. The guy is still up in the air about the fix...but our job is done. Thanx again - Bernie
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