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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HNYD18602
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. I have this 2002 Acura MDX in for the light being on. It has 3 misfire codes stored(3,5,6) and a P1456, evap emissions failure. This engine seems to run fine and i can't see that it misfires at all. The spa... Trouble codes: P1456 (Evap emission failure), P0303 (3 misfire), P0305 (5 misfire), P0306 (6 misfire)
2005 Acura TL 3.2L pump VIN: 19UUA66205
This TL has poor power steering assist especially hot at idle, gets better if i run the engine up to about 3000 rpm. Any one have any experience with pump failures on these?
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET374X3
Took over two months for code to return with no drivabilty concerns. Engine idles almost to smoothly. Searched IATN and all data with no results. Unable to find a meaning for a DTC with a letter in the last didg. Smoke tested intake with no leaks found. No cha... Trouble codes: P111F (Manif. Control fuel air metering......... Crankshaft rationalty)
2005 Buick Century Limited 3.1L heater VIN: 1GBHC24U45
hi friends,i have this car,my problem,is i have heater only in the right side,but the other side came air cold,i ajust the heater control,from hot to cold,same problem.change thermosthat,bleed the system.nothing help.may be something in the left side not open ...
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 3G5DA03E55
This is a new costumer for us but he says he had the trans flushed at a quick lube shop. Had to take it back because it leaked and they tightened a line to make it stop. Now he's noticed it occasionally shifts slow or delayed from 2-3 gear. For some reason we ...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y3X
car came in running. the message display read anti thieft problem car may not start. there is no communication with any moduals. i checked the class 2 data line and there is 8 volts all the time. i replaced the pcm, now the car will not start and all symtoms a...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Stall VIN: 2GCEC19K8R
hello iatn universe this 94 chev pk came in for intermittent stall at stop signs. truck fires right back up and off idle runs codes stored. could not find the problem exactly other than distributor bushing was making noise and truck was in poor tune, ...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L converter VIN: 1GNDT13W5T
vehicle has torque converter lock up at all times,scanned vehicle has p0742 tcc clutch circuit stuck on.checked wiring and solenoid for foreign material. checked harness connector for main 12pin connector no trouble found.rechecked scan data have at idle in ne...
2000 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L pedal fading VIN: 1GBGK24R9X
The previous repairs were done by another shop.I thought I would pick the brains of THE GREAT iatn members before going further. I have test drove the vehicle and it seems normal to me with no brake lights coming on but the pedal does seem to fade too far if y...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E7Y
came in for mil light at idle and normal cruise the sensors work fine when you go into wide open throtle or heavy accell the voltage of both sensores drops to 50-60mv i did find that fuel pressure is about 10 psi higher than spec would this cause that and any ... Trouble codes: P0131, P0137
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12481
car came in code p0440 tech checked wires at rear axle then replaced evap vent valve and purge valve, car came back tech replaced gas cap, car came back i told him to check tank for leak at sender he failed to find one replaced tank pressure sensor, car came b... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap emissions system)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L white smoke VIN: 1GCJC39151
Hey diesel guys I am a rookie and trying to figure out how to check these injectors. We just got this duramax today and it is smoking like crazy. I am pretty sure it is a injector but I dont know how to read the base rate on the injectors though my modis. it t...
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Starter VIN: 1GNFK16Z65
Greetings IATN wizards. I've got a ghost in the machine here and it goes like this. Customer called up and said that for about a month that each and every time you get into the vehicle and turn the key JUST to the "Run" position [never getting the key to the C...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L no crank- no start VIN: 2C3HD46RXY
HELP PLEASE.This vehicle has a no crank no start condition. The starter has been tested,the ignition switch is good and the battery is good.The nuetral safety switch is almost impossible to get to. It is plugged in but have not been able to reach it to test it...
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7GG23X9V
came in with a miss seemed like ing. but wasn't replaced plugs and wires still had miss replaced 1 injecter and almost cleared the problem. stll has a slite miss but the main problem it will not idle when you 1st start till it warms up. no codes or comunacatio...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L belts VIN: 1B7HC13211
Truck came in with what sounded like a belt noise. Tensioner was bad. Replaced both. Noise went away a day/ day and half, now back just like before. P/S , A/C sounds ok. Checked with elect steth. Any help would be great. thanks in advance. Danny
2001 Dodge Dakota R/T 5.9L flex plate VIN: 1B7GL22Z51
This vehicle came into the shop about 6 weeks ago with a cracked flex plate. The trans had been overhauled in the recent past and the flex plate was replaced at that time. The customer could not say if the original one had a crack as he was not told. But he di...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Misfire, MELTED #7 SPARKPLUG VIN: 3B7HA18N92
This truck came in from another shop. Originally, engine has been replaced less than 2,000 miles ago. Customer makes frequent trips to Las Vegas from L.A. (Customer owns property in Clark county). On first trip, engine was starting to get hot, so new radiator ... Trouble codes: P0307 (misfire cylinder 7)
2003 Dodge Intrepid SXT 3.5L speedometer inop VIN: 2B3HD56GX3
The customer's concern here is that the speedo is inop. TCM shows output RPM, so the sensor is working, but looking at the data stream in the PCM vehicle speed says 0. I've been out of the dealer a long time, but as I recall this controller is PCM and TCM in o... Trouble codes: P0152 (o2 volts too high), P0132 (o2 volts too high)
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L starting VIN: DONTKNOW11
please help!!!, this ongoing nightmare came in a couple of weeks ago. the customer was complaining of a check engine light and a long crank and sometimes a no start. the code was a ignition coil circuit #1 or some thing like that. i first looked at the coil ...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Battery VIN: 2FMZA504XY
Battery goes dead. I have a 380mA draw on battery that drops 140mA each when I pull the fuses for Switched System Power Relays 3 and 4. Draw will not change, I let sit for over a hour. If I pull the relays the draw drops 140mA for each. 140mA is the current dr...
2005 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24L15
fordvtechs seen any wiring probelms Trouble codes: P0190
2005 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, trans jerks VIN: 1FAHP60A45
Thanks for taking the time to read and help with this. We have here a wierd one. The complaint is , all of the sudden and mostly when turning right and accelorating away from a stop, the car stahls / hesitates / throttle becomes totally unresponsive / can not ... Trouble codes: P2106 (p2135-), P2135
2008 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 38W2355723
car came in with code p2196 b1s1 sensor stuck rich .customer had it at dealer they said replace 02 sensor b1s1,we did but code comes back.i hope the readings i took will help on this one,mass air flow (gm/s) 1.82. (v) .48 b1s1 rich/lean,rich/lean all the time ... Trouble codes: P2196
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCG2244Y
This car will start losing power and bog down when accelerating (the gas pedal 3/4's or more)on an on-ramp or through a turn but then jump back to life and keep on going. It will only do this during turning whether left or right it doesn't matter. It will NOT ...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L alternator VIN: JHLRD68404
This one is kicking my butt, 3 alternators an e.l.d. and a pcm and still full fielding (18v). Has anyone seen any similar issues? I guessing a rub through in the harness but each time we test and inspect seems ok. Thanks in advance for any and all responses.
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Misfire VIN: SAJNY5840K
We have a 1989 Jaguar XJS that came in after being parked for a long period of time. Came in on the hook, NO START. found no engine speed signal present at the digital ignition module (later model ignition system). I replaced the engine speed sensor and still ...
1971 Jeep Jeepster Commando 3.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, NO OIL TO ROCKERS VIN: 8705F17077
vehicle was brought to us on a tow truck. the customer complained that they cannot get vehicle to run right. the vehicle lacks performance, spits back through carb when accelerated and puffs black smoke. we also noticed a slight lifter tick on start up. the fi...
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L water leak VIN: JND345KIK4
This is my neighbors Jeep and he is driving me nuts with this truck. Local dealer has not been able to correct problem so he brought it to me and we have been going over it for 2 days and havent identified the problem. Has anyone seen this problem? I sure coul...
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L navigation VIN: JTJBT20X13
Siutation is display screen turns on and radio will play, ventilation system will work, but no navigation. The "L" displays and goes away after initial start up. Radio display works when radio used, but disappears shortly after. The customer had an icident a w...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28R83
Vehicle has a miss all the time, plugs and some coils have been replaced by someone else. I can't remember which cylinder had the misfire, I started diagnosing this about 2 months ago. I had swapped plug and coil to different cylinders, didn't change. I swappe...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA51E7M
Hi there Benz or better yet CIS gurus. I have this really nice 300ce it has an issue where it will start and die. on second start it usually starts right up. It may run a little rough for a second but, it will start. Compounding this issue is a bad hesitation ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L power locks VIN: 4JGAB75E84
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L egr monitor VIN: 4M2DV1110V
cleaned egr passages replased vacume hose to egr valve reset check eng light van has 1/2 tank of gas all monitors have ran with exception to the egr monitor we have driven the van for hours every thing seems good car now dies when vac is applied to egr at idle... Trouble codes: P0400
1999 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 4N2XN11TXX
Stalling and misfiring in hot only and if you wait about 5 min. it will restart ok and dies again once it's hot. Trouble codes: P1336, P0325
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4BA41E85
HI NISSAN TECH YOUR HELP NEEDED,THIS VEHICLE HAS A Intermittently MISSFIRE,CHANGE COILS INJECTORS,NOTE 02 SENSOR READING FUNNY,B1-S1 2.90V--B2-S1 1.93V THE REAR SENSORS B2-S2 0.08V---B1-S2 0.00V.FUEL PRESSURE OK. Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire), P0174 (fuel system lean bank 2)
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada LE 5.6L starter VIN: 5N1AA08A44
NISSAN TECHS we need some guidance.This Armada has severe problems. SES light is on and there are communication codes U1000 and U1001.Also codes P1212(TCS/CIRC),P1610(NATS malf),P0462(Fuel level sensor) and that is just the PCM.Trans ECU has P1705(TP sen/circ)...
2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06AX5
Good Day all ! Have these two cat codes ( PO420 and PO430 for low effiency on both banks ) and no other codes and truck runs very good - no problems. I looked for TSB's - none found and I looked in the achieves but nothing found there also. Only has 67,000 mil... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start VIN: 1G3GR62C0V
Came in as a no start found plugs flooded replaced ran for about 2 minutes then wouldn't restart. Determined we had a foriegn fluid in the fuel. removed all the fuel via the fuel pump. Put fresh fuel in still no start. Seems to keep flooding plugs for some rea...
1977 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham 4.9L water pump VIN: 2Q69Y7P397
vehicle was overheating. customer replaced waterpump himself. radiator was leaking as was the overflow bottle. would not idle. we rebuilt carb, did headjob. replaced radiator and coolant resevoir. still overheating. we didnt mess with water pump since it was n...
1997 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3DF75NXV
Vehicle is from Washington state customer replaced fuel pump 1 month ago vehicle drives rough cuts out and has heavy hesitation. Runs ok between idle and 1500 Rpm Trouble codes: P0106 (manafold absolute pressure/barametric sensor performance), P0300 (multipule mi9ssfire)
2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L odometer and clock VIN: 4S3BH89631
odometer and clock reset when key is shut off, alldata doesnt supply decent diagrams of this system but i did find a diagram showing a custom cpu controlling these and other functions, the other functions work, i am having trouble identifying this part to test...
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L ping VIN: 4TARN81AXP
the truck pings if you crowd the throttle in 5th gear, it will ping from 45-53mph. i have replaced fuel and air filters, spark plugs, checked timing, and removed and inspected the egr for leaking past the seat.
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2BG22K2X
hi : car cuts out & stalls checked fuel pressure ,coil,crank & cam sensors checked almost everything & no codes replaced idle valve & wires & efi service thanks mike
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L all shifts VIN: JTEHF21A33
vehicle came in with locked-up engine from sludge in oil pan. We swapped with used engine with 86k miles. To swap the engine we dropped the subframe and then separated the engine from the transmission. The harness was never removed from the transmission (even ...
2004 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T24
p0420 I think it needs a convertor. Is ther anything else i should check? Do i need a toyota one or will an aftermarket onework?
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Clutch VIN: 3VWSP69M83
replacing clutch cannot remove trans. right axle flange hits flywheel alldata says tilt around flywheel/subframe have not had any success can axle flange be removed /do not find any spot in flywheel to allow flange to pass
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B13
Hi Techs I nearly alsways find the info to fix my problems but this time I need some help. Found alot of info on this but still haven't nailed it down yet. This is what I have . Car came in with mill light and noisy start up ,but then quite down and runs fine.... Trouble codes: P0011
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Timing Belt VIN: YV1LS5675W
I am looking for the timing marks for this vehicle. The picture in shop key 5 is not the same as the engine I have. This engine does not have Variable valve timing. I have looked on the internet and have found the same picture thats in shop key 5. Any help or ...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WAUED64B31
thanks for all the help. used engine had bad valves
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L noisey VIN: WAULC68E44
Well this is not really a success story. I was not able to come up with a reasonable explanation to why this thing makes noise only when cranking. The customer decided to take it to an audi dealer to see if maybe they could come up with something better. Thank...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L abs VIN: 2G4WS52J82
You guys are outstanding. It seems logical that the wire harness will deteriate with age and wear from the wheels being steered after so many miles. We did not see any unusual wear or resistance when inspecting the harness but these things awlays work in a sta...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1442V
found egr gasket on back of cyl head was wrong, install correct egr base plate gasket, problem solved. Thanks to all who took time to replay. Trouble codes: P300.
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L speedometer VIN: 1GNDM19W8W
Thanks for the help everyonethat replied. The signal from PCM to the istrument cluster is suppose to be a 5 volt signal. While testing, the speedo started to work intermitantly and when it worked the signal jumped from .5 volts up to 5 volts. After some fut...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L #2 cylinder miss VIN: 2G1WW12M4X
Well, I got a lot of push rods switched, valves tuliped and cam lobes slipped. I wish people would read the posts and not just post to be posting. I did say it had an intake leak so I could have switched the push rods but I did tell you it had the [...] and t...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT 6.0L Flexplate VIN: 1GTEC29UOX
Thank you for so many replies however I had checked them all. Apparently I had one of the very very early production (3-99)6.0's which does not use the flexplate mounted flange according to to the GM parts tech help in Michigan. I followed their advice and r...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCHK29G21
OK Everyone the Truck is hopefully repaired. I found that the crank sensor was not replaced my tech replaced the cmp sensor on the front of the engine. Thought he got the job done a little quick last month. OK back to the truck. I replaced the crank sensor on... Trouble codes: P0335, U1041.
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L front differential pinion seal VIN: 1GCDT19W81
Customer has returned to have me check this leak again. There seems to be no play in the pinion bearings, u joint, or anywhere else. The vent tube seems clear as I removed the fill plug and blew air through the vent hose and could hear it echo in the diff ho...
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2C3AE66G92
Thanks to everyone who responded! Special thanks to Dave from Wisconsin who spent a lot of time and a couple phone calls attempting to help resolve this. The general concensus of everyone involved was that Chrysler definitely released vehicles with and witho...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY78G13
Reset PCM for the second time & MIL hasn't come back on.Problem seems to be gone. Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor code).
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3A8FY48B88
Thanks to all who replied, very useful information. I found that the engine vacuum was 11-15 in. of vaccum at idle and a little higher at cruising rpm. Talked with customer and found that the head gasket was replaced recently. I am sure the timing is off by a ... Trouble codes: P2074 (MAP/TPS Correlation/high air flow/ vaccum leak).
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2368X
THanks for all your help. We havent, got a confirmed fix yet but we attached a clear line to the inlet of the transfer pump and dropped it into a fuel can. we let it sit over night and it started and ran with no issues! So we are fairly certain that everything... Trouble codes: P1689 (no com between ecm inj pump), P0230 (transfer pump circuit out of range).
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Airbag VIN: 2B4GP44G71
Fixed. We used our flash software (iflash if anyone is interested)and entered the correct VIN. The used PCM had a different VIN that apparently had side bags and it was looking for a signal from them. Everyone's happy, took about 10-15 minutes. Thanks for all...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L belt ideler VIN: 3D7MX48C26
thanks for the help,i was able to move tensioner to outer mounting position provided by chrysler and bypass ac compressor. the belt routing from mitchel,dayco,and chrysler dont show the vacuum pump and miss identify all component's belt driven. the only place ...
2007 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7L headlinner VIN: 1D8GU58K47
I bent "UP" the liner between the C and D pillars with the seats out and the help of two others. There is a dodge bulliten on this issue as well.
1985 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L start/stall VIN: 1FABP28M4F
i replaced the ing sw ,was partialy apart . also replaced ing module (due to burnt wires ).ing switch fixed the problem .thanks to all that replied .the info was very helpfull. )
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU72E52
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 3FAFP13P42
Well I put in a new pump & sump and it did the trick! I don't know why because the old parts looked good. Oil pressure is 85 psi. cold now, 40 running down the road, and 15 psi. at idle warm. NO noise in the motor. Thanks to all for your ideas! Just to let a...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L brake shoe VIN: 1FMZU73E32
Well the concensus is there is no easier way to replace the shoes other than pulling the hub bearing assembly.This usually results in hub replacement here in the midwest due to corrosion.Very expensive parking brake shoe job.Thanks,Mike
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP24155
Thanks for everyones replies. First of all let me say that I did make an error in the codes I listed, some caught it some didn't. They were both lean codes, I just messed up the code numbers, should have been P0171 & P0174. The vehicle is fixed but I don't rea... Trouble codes: P0172 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34NX5
Well, I replaced the purge valve, and we were able to set monitors to pass emissions test. Apparently the light is back on, but it has not returned for me to scan it yet. Thanks for all the great replies. I will let everbody know what I find when it returns. Trouble codes: P1450.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GTEK19T84
So we finally have this vehicle fixed. Thank you to all who responded. The issue turned out to be a transmission problem. We had no torque multiplication in first gear. We removed the transmission again and performed an inspection on the stator support and fou...
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Trans oil temp VIN: SAJPX1848W
After installing the circuit board, the transmission performed well for 300 miles, but then developed a much milder version of the behavior noted in the original help post. I drove the car with my scanner attached and noted that when the script indicating tr...
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L drivability VIN: KNDUP13205
Throtle body was full of carbon and sticking on back side. Cleaned and cleared all is well now tks all for your help Robert
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNFM82W0X
Hi, and thanks for the replys and help. The general census is to leave the solenoids pluged in and leave the air suspension switch on. I don't know why I didn't think of that, because with the conventional springs install, the ride height should be correct alm...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L air bag VIN: JM1FE17314
Thank you all for your replies. Three suggested wiring loom problems and one tech sugggested the ecm as the culprit. There was a recall with a new harness on these cars when new, and then in '06 an overlay harness replacement to address issues with codes B1994...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Misfire VIN: JM1BK32334
Well I'm afraid this post may be of no value to anyone. The vehicle is now running fine and we really didn't do anything. I will tell you what we did prior to the engine smoothing out. We had disconnected and connected several harnesses namely the two going in...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L Hesitation VIN: 1070241201
Thanks to those who responded. As everyone suggested, what I was looking at was a plug that had to be screwed out, or in our case, drilled out. Once the plug was out, a gentle twist of a 3mm allen wrench got the mixture, well, better. Also a very scary noise ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E3W
received several posts telling me of ignition switch problems, may posts telling me did not have anti-theft issue, and several which didn't even read the post but offered something. I pulled the dash closeouts and wiggled the wires on back of switch and it st...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L wipers and seats VIN: WDB1290672
Closing this without a fix at the moment,still working on it ,thanks to all who gave me ideas andas suggested have checked all grounds(which are behind instrument cluster) and the feed voltages check out and have cleaned all the fuses .Sometimes everything wor...
2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L Hesitation, Low Power VIN: 1G2ZF55B66
Thanks for the replies. Mark nothing changed at an idle when the cam solonoids were unplugged. Robert no codes, fuel trim OK, ran worse with MAF unplugged. Kevin compression was good. I checked valve timing, was right on. One thing that was odd was for how poo...
2009 Saturn Outlook XE 3.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5GZER13D49
Thanks to all for the input. Replys included motorvac service, questions and comments on mileage calculations, driving habits, the fact that if fuel trim and no trouble codes mean its driving habits and a question if a reprogram that may hurt mileage had been ...
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Keyless Entry VIN: 4S3BG6850X
Thanks to the gentleman who replied. The customer has yet to bring the vehicle back into the shop, so that I can apply some of the suggestions offered to me.Wayd,Tim,Mike,kevin,Justin,& Calvin, thanks for the information. You all are in the same area! It was ...
2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L havc VIN: 4S4BP86C85
ok i got great replies, unfortunatly, the bulletin for the rev sensor only goes up to 2004 and changed compressor in 2005, if the rev sensor goes out in 2005 you have to change the whole compressor. I went back to the scene of the crime and double checked al...
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, rev limiter VIN: P7H5081043
Found IDL & e2 wires shorted together for open/close throttle on tps. thank u all for the replies.
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Starts and dies VIN: JT4RN01POK
It turns out that the shop that cleaned this truck's injectors, (they've cleaned thousands, ultrasonically, quite a few for me, with no problems whatsoever) had switched to a new solvent that, if not re-installed fairly soon, which these were not (sat for 3 we...
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, NO CODES VIN: 3VWAA81E8V
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L insterment cluster VIN: 3VWDC21C81
Many of you said that the insterment cluster contained the ant-theft module or something like it. Also some said that the cluster would have to go to the dealer to be reprogrammed along with all keys. The nearest dealer to us is over 150 miles. Owner decided...
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