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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUML44E84
Hello to everyone; I have a A8L here that will start with no problem and then stalls after 30 seconds. It will start right back up as if nothing has happened. It will do it everytime, run for 30 seconds then die and restarts immediately as if nothing was wrong...
2004 Audi A4 1.8L lights,horn, wipers VIN: WAUJC68E24
Hello Audi Techs The lights, horn, alarm, windshield wipers go on and off intermittently, also sometimes even with ignition off headlights will come on, I notice that the hazard lights switch will stay lighted after shutting off car. It is possible that the pr...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAD2303K
any help from the bmw techs out their would be great. have a 89 325i crank no start, no injector pulse. spark is good and fuel pump pressure is good. can start and run with break clean. have battery voltage to injectors but no ground from mcu. has been to anot...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L elaectrical shuts off VIN: WBADN6330X
car came in with customer stating that the car completely shuts down while driving. not just a stall, but the whole car goes dark. out of the blue all of the electrical goes dead and the car stalls out. after 5 or 10 minutes, she puts the key in the ignition a...
2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L heater VIN: 1G6KF5792Y
car came in with no heat at all.had dealer run tech2 on system since we couldnt get in it. was told every thing was good in dash control an heater box. heater core. we did now we get luke warm air 90 deg.but it takes time to even build that much if you ...
2004 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KF57954
I have a 04 cadillac custemer complained his mil light is on. I checked fuel trims long term was at 18 to 21. I put a fuel pump in it because fuel pressure is supost to be 41/47. light stayed out for an hour or so fuel pressure is 35 lbs still. I was leaning o... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1992 Chevrolet Caprice 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1BL8375N
only shuts off when put into gear. its will run all day in idle. i got it timed but still same issue. ive had people say it could be a possible egr so i threw a part at it and problem still persists. i have others say that the torque converter could be stickin...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GCEK19R1X
hi everyone iv got a 1998 chev silverado customer started getting realy bad gas milage and the truck started misfireing bad at about 3000 rpm ( we chnged plugs,wires,fule filter, ) stil runs like crap pute scaner on it and came up with codes i cant figure out ...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L brake lamps VIN: 1GNDX03E9Y
have this problem with brake lamps always on after unplunging brake lamps switch cruise control switch and couple other switches and they still stay on. can anyone tell me what i could look for? i know it is a short in the wiring somewhere. any hints on where?
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16T21
Hi everyone. I don't know about you guys but I seem to be getting my share of these evap problems. It seems as though I'm doing battle with at least two of these a week lately. I am hoping someone can shed some light on this one for me. I have trouble code P04... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap leak)
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1NE52J73
this vehicle came in with 2 problems and have not yet decided if they are relate or not! when you are sitting in the car and turn the wheel left to right the car shuts off. If you bring the rpm up and turn the wheel left to right vehicle will run really crappy...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52K0W
Third time back with this vehicle. Track lite comes on, brake light comes on, ABS light comes on. Most of the time, the traction control light comes on first. It usually happens when vehicle first started. Afterwards, brake and abs light come on. U1040 first, ... Trouble codes: U1040 (EBCM Communication Problem)
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNEK13226
This transfer case suddenly refuses to propel the vehicle in 2wd mode. The driver got in it this morning and shifts the tranny to drive... nothing! Engine just free spins. If i shift unit to 4hi or AUTO the vehicle will move. From there, if i select 2wd mode, ...
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L no crank VIN: 4PRUS16204
PREVIOUS SHOP INSTALLED AMP and now vehicle will not crank. You can tern the key on and cross over the starter and it will start and run fine.Now it is charging 15.6 volts when running.Had no problems until shop tried to install amp.All of the wiring they inst...
2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A4GP44R66
friends died.he replaced the fuel pump.runs but comes on,p0171.i went and looked,long term fuel trim at 32%.front o2 swinging,rear steady at.8 i had said o2 sensors o-5 volts.friend decided to replace o2 sensors while i was tryi... Trouble codes: P0171
1991 Dodge Dakota LE 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23Y8M
Good Afternoon everybody, and thank you for your help and insight. IT's late Friday and I'm feeling stupid. This Dakota came in on the hook,died on the freeway and has not started since. When cranked it might act like it will start for a brief second and somet...
1992 Dodge Dakota LE 5.2L oil pressure VIN: 1B7GG23Y4N
We removed the pan, only to find that the pan was clean and none of the suspected sludge was there. We replaced the oil pump and pick up screen as a precaution while we were already in there, and re-installed the pan. The problem continues, which is cold press...
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Lack of Power, hills VIN: 1B7GG23X5P
Thank you in advance to anyone who gives me your valuable advice. This Dakota loses power on hills and won't accelerate well once you have it up to cruising speed. A test drive with fuel pressure gauge duct-taped to the windshield showed that after a few minut...
1998 Dodge Avenger 2.5L no shift VIN: 4B3AU42N6W
The vehicle runs fine untill check engine light comes on then it goes into fail safe mode. The vehicle will not shift from what I believe is second gear after the check engine light comes on. The vehicle shows a TCM malfunction code so against my better judgme...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L rad fans VIN: 2B4GP44R81
van came in with ac compressor seized. I replaced compressor and expansion valve. refilled with r134 and retested. noted rad fans did not come on with ac clutch. watched hi side pressure build to approx 400psi and still no rad fan. Tested fan found it ok. I ca...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7HC13Y21
ok guys, im back, and so is the 01 dodge ram. this thing is killin me. posted last week, i reveiwed many oppinions, and tried a few. finally narowing down an 02 sensor that wasnt within spec, high resistance. we replaced it, and like so many times before, it r...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: 307MA4BC94
Just towed in with a crank but no start. No codes. Took a fuel sample and copious amounts of water are present in the fuel! No doubt causing the problem! Customer claims this has happend before? Somtimes when it rains water collects in the fuel system. In his ...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7K528D76
vehicle came in complaint of ck engine light & running rough, we checked for codes and found p0302,p2305 so we checked it out & coil #2 had a serious melt down & cracked so we replaced it & found that it had taken out that circuit in th computer so we replaced... Trouble codes: P0302, P2305, P0688
1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
This vehicle came to us with no reverse. Pulled & diassembled trans. Everything was pretty clean & trans was a Ford re-man. All clutches looked good except for the direct clutches. They were burnt. I replaced direct clutches & installed new seals throughout. R...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR10V3X
truck towed in idles perfect no dtc's drive to apx 25 mph and feels like key is shut of for apx 3 seconds then engine takes off for about 5 seconds and feeles like key is shut off again this happens repeately. with mass air flow sensor disconnected truck does ...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRE1420Y
Thanks in advance, I have this van in here that stalls the moment it is put into drive. In reverse it will just bog down. The IAC was replaced due to it reading 33-35% at idle. It did not change after replacement. Checked the Dpfe and commanded EGR to open. Th...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
Truck will no start, then start, rev up after 30sec or 2 mins, and die. MASS numbers were 3.39, installed new, (aftermarket) lowest was 5.50. Put it outside for 2 hrs, same problem. Dont want to toss parts, I am a driveability rookie. No codes at all. Has new ...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
has anyone ran into this problem and found an answer. we have no problem replacing with a factory cat when we can get one. just dont want to replace with a $2600 cat and still not fix problem. cant believe its the cat since we have done several of same trucks ... Trouble codes: P0141
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P73
hey techs i have this problem truck that will not start,customer stated it was acting up,shaking on first start of the day,for about a month until it didn't start.then it was towed in.i did a list of checks as stated everything seems fine,icp sensor and ipr ha...
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Hard Shifts VIN: 2FMZA51674
This O4 Freestar with AX4N tranny came in with no drive. We had seen this before, so tore down and found typical stripped converter splines, stripped oil pump drive shaft, and broken oil pump pieces. Replaced all, checked for any other problems, and put back t...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FM7UO2Z95
HELP!! Hi Guys I have a 05 escape with a 2.3L Auto Trans and 66k miles this veh comes to us from another shop. where the tranny was overhauled. its been to at least 2 other shops the ISC Was replaced with Ford OE Valve, the throttle body is new Ford part with ... Trouble codes: P2195 (afr/o2 sensor excess lean sig b1/s1)
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P46
Morning guys, I'm working on this truck which was brought in no start, after inspection found 0 psi for the high pressure oil pump. No codes present, spins normal, was running fine when shut off, basic inspection, everything looked normal. Removed injector oil...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L 2nd to 1st gear downshift VIN: 1GTHK29191
When the truck slows down to almost a complete stop or turns a corner and shifts from 2nd to 1st, it neutrals (flares/slips) and bangs into low gear. The rest of the gears are fine. Any suggestions?? Thanks, Chuck
2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L head VIN: 2HGES16862
Customer complaint is oil leak. I found oil leaking from the cylinder head rear seal(rear camshaft seal). I could not find labor time for that job or how-to at the Ondemand. Can I replace the seal without removing the cam shafts?
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, bogs VIN: KMHCF35G9Y
car would real intermittantly bog down while driving and would happen once or twice and clear itself up. customer ignored it and drove it like that for 2-3 months. he finally took it on a longer trip and it started bogging and wouldn't quit. had it towed back ... Trouble codes: P0562, P1402, P1403, P0141
1988 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 3.6L Dash VIN: SAJKL1647J
I had this Jag dumped on me; I try to avoid stuff like this. I have found little information on MOD, and what I've found hasn't been acurate eg. load dump module is under air cleaner on left fender not right. What's aparently happening is no feed on wht/grn wi...
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA15B1Y
Thanks for any help I get. I dont normally do alot of work w jaquars, but this is a regular and has just bought it so I told him I take a look. I also don't have alot of equipment for this one. The vehicle idles super poor shaking whole car you can watch the r... Trouble codes: 300 (plus 301 to 308 all cylinders misfire), 1316 (ign misfire detected)
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4G258S5R
this jeep got towed in as a no start.hooked up the modis and seen there was no rpm signal while cranking.replaced crank sensor but vehical still didnt start.checked codes and got code 54 no cam signal to pcm.replaced cam sensor.still no start.i tried reseting ... Trouble codes: 54 (no cam sync signal at pcm)
2001 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L won't charge VIN: IJ4FA49S81
This Jeep comes in with check engine light on and low voltage on dash voltmeter. Two DTCs were in the computer memory, P1495 (short or open circuit to leak detection pump) and P0622 (generator field not switching properly, open or short condition in generator ...
1998 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJ87232W
this kia was towed in by customer it had died on the highway. i had cam code and mass code. replaced both codes stoped. low fuel pressure so replaced pump and filter. still no start. i have injector pulse, spark. cams seem to be in time. i am ready to blow thi...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Headgaskets? VIN: SALMF154X6
Vehical came in overheating,low on coolant, replaced bad PSI cap & bled system. Went on extensive multiple test drives & could not get to reacure. finally did & shut off 2 minutes later & temp gauge shows normal . dealer checked out & said nothing wrong iniati...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Shift Quality, Check Engine Light VIN: LDKMSALKS4
The transmission was trashed when it came in with the slip, delayed shift and code p0793. The transmission was rebuilt but same problem. Is there something the builder may have missed? What causes this code to set? Both NC and NT sensors are new. Checked the p...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM97V6Y
test drove car surge, shift flares, lack of power. Found barro reading 90kpa. MAF sensor dirty, also air cleaner tube loose/falling off. Customer felt like transmission was faulty. After repairing MAF and reset adapts, cannot duplicate any further concerns. It... Trouble codes: P0102, P0743, P0750, P0755, P0760, P1760 (pcs a fault)
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
Dear fellow members we have this vehicle that keeps setting a misfire code on the #5 cylinder when cold. If the code is cleared after start up and gets to operating temp it does not reset until the next start up.Upon the next start up it will usually reset in ... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Reduced Power VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
Vehicle feels like it enters a limp-home mode after hard acceleration. Check Engine lamp comes on and DTC 129 is stored in the transmission control module indicating a loss of throttle position data to the transmission control module from the pcm. I can read t... Trouble codes: 129 (Throttle position signal from ECM to TCM missing)
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Stall VIN: 1M2ZU66W92
Vehicle came in missing, and complaint of slow coolant leak, sold tune up, while doing tune up found coolant in left rear plug hole coming from leaking intake, sold intake job. Test drove, ran well, delivered vehicle. Next day got dreaded call. Says vehicle di...
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L 1st to 2nd gear shift VIN: 1G2JB52F42
Only shudders after you drive on highway for about 5min or so above 70mph (engine @ normal opperating temp), and you come to a stop wait for about 3 to 5 seconds then you accelerate normal or aggresive doesnt make a difference it shudder/slips and occationaly ...
1986 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4FJ60VXH
This is probably an easy one for the older Toyota guys, but I can't get any information on this old LandCruiser. It will not idle. Runs great above idle, can drive it all day but as soon as it drops below 1500 rpms it will stall. Starts right back up after st...
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BB02EOV
Hi, we have a 1997 toyota corolla in our shop. The car came in with an engine light on. Code was po125b insufficient coolant temp for closed loop. Antifreeze was like mud, and radiator was rotted out. We changed the radiator, thermostat, coolant temp sensor fo... Trouble codes: P125
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2T1KR32E63
Just want to thanks ahead of time. I have this Matrix that appears to have oil leaking from the timing chain tensioner. But I can't seem to find out if I can just replace the tensioner with out taking the front of the motor appart and resetting timing? If any ...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3L v s c VIN: 5TDBA22C04
hello all this 2004 sienna van came in with the complaint that during a long steady sweaping turn the vsc light will come on and the buzzer will sound. we verified the concern and with no codes recomended the steering sensor replacement. we did the zero point ...
1993 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Theft module VIN: 3VWRL21H6P
Thanks in advance. This is an awesome site. Customer had car towed in for a no crank condition. Car is rough and not worth too much so I have to be as conservative with money as possible.They mentioned before the no crank that security would trip off at times ...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WV2NH2709X
replaced egr per customer request, code still resets. Has good flow at pipe to egr, vac sol working, engine will exhibit poor idle with egr manually open, egr temp reading does drop very slowly to about 1.5 to 1.9 V. Any help appreciated. Trouble codes: P0400
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L poor acceleration VIN: 3VWCD21C91
We have this 01 Beetle that intermittently turns on the Electronic Power Control (EPC)warning lamp.When this light is on the car does'nt want to respond to the accelerator pedal properly.I understand this light is the malfunction indicator lamp for the (E-GAS)... Trouble codes: P0221
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L crank circuit;power windows no dash output VIN: WVWPH63B71
codes 17974 18011 18010
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Valve timing
Hi guys/gals and those VW specialist a few days ago ,i post about valve interfernce on this 1.9TDI engine.Now i need some help to do this right.I got the block from VW w/o the timing belt,so i order T-belt kit,and all the gasket,bolts as needed to a complete s...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L sudden acceleration VIN: WVGCM67L84
Vehicle was towed in. Customer complained that the car took off when she touched the gas pedal while parking. We haven't been able to duplicate. Drives fine. No codes, no buletins, nothing obvious. It's been my experience that this situation is usually caused ...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Coolant on coil VIN: WVWEK73C06
Pulled cylinder one plug to swap with another cylinder, trying to isolated the miss to the coil. Found bottom third of coil wet with coolant. Coolant seems to have risen to a high enough level to completely submerge spark plug. However, the coolant was not the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Cylinder Misfire Detected), P0301 (Cylinder One Misfire)

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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L alternator VIN: WAULD64B84
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBAD12942
Most replies suggest preliminary checks, which was check out already. Main concern was service engine light does not come on at all. obd2 scanner is not communicating with dme. Used dealer lot need vehicle back, since it was sold. Customer told to dealer for...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCT18W1T
Hi everyone. Customer did not fixed since he just purchased it at a buy here pay here. They put him in another vehicle. The most common reply was the fuel pressure regulator leaking. I always had these come in with rich code. I learned from the replies that ... Trouble codes: P0107.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L indicator light VIN: 1GCJK33141
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L steering axis inclination spec VIN: 1G1ND52J81
thanks for all the help on this. the spec is 12.9. the car was hit on the left side and we had a bent strutt on the right and it was very hard to see. those of you who wrote me not to worry about sai because you can not change it or just try to match it, well ...
2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19X62
Indir hit the nail on the head, the ckp sensor was breaking up at high rpm. I changed the sensor, problem solved , but not after i had to relaern the ckp variation 4 times, i kept getting random misfire until it learned the variation. Thanks to all that helpe... Trouble codes: P0335.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNEK13Z34
Finally fixed. Thank you to all replies They were all very helpful. The path i chose to follow was to first try and get the scanner to communicate. So I jumped on all data and followed the diagnostic chart on the information bus circuit. after tearing the whol...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L steering column VIN: 1GBHC24U45
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.0L clutch VIN: 1G1AP14P66
Sorry it took so long to close.I wanted to wait a week after we released vehicle to check with customer on performance. Had several good replys. What we ended up doing is removing transaxle and replacing slave cylinder with OE. We checked clutch and pressure p...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L no crank- no start VIN: 2C3HD46RXY
Thomas and Steve nailed it. I crossed pin 87 and 30 and it cranked. Replaced PCM and it starts and runs. thanks everyone for all the replies. You guys are a great help!!
2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1C3EL46R84
hi thanks for the great replies.i finally recieved parts on the weekend.the chain and gears were up dated i think? because they were smaller and the guides were larger.the drivegear on the water pump was different from the aftermarket pumps as next ti...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L heater VIN: 3B6KC26Z71
returned to customer as i could not duplicate problem and they needed vehicle. customer returned a week later the cab looked like a rain forest. was clear water had no smell of antifreeze. recirc door was still funcntioning properly. removed and disasembled he...
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L no downshift VIN: 1B3HB48B77
i want to thank everybody that has sent me info the fix was to reflash the tcm and pcm with the proper reflash i have test drove the vehicle and it is a different type of tranny thanks once again
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 2-1 downshift VIN: 1FALP52U5R
Thank you for all of the timly replies. I am going to call this one fixed. 7 of the 8 replies indicated that this trans has a cracked forward clutch piston, which is very common. There is an updated part to correct this issue. Len [...] indicated that if t...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13P3V
Good morning everyone. Thanks for all your help. You guys confirmed my suspicions that this was probably not a leak. I am not sure which of the things I did fixed this but it's been over a week and no check engine light. I ended up replacing the solenoid e... Trouble codes: 1443 (canister purge flow).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Charging VIN: 1FTNX21SXY
i made a new wire with a fuse 2 dealers didnt know what fusable link i was talking about but the truck charges now. the orange wire had no power if i added power it would start charging. thanks to every one
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMZU63E6Y
Thanks to all who helped. I did the smoke test and examined the pcv hose very carefully. No leaks found. I cleaned the MAF sensor with no luck. This engine has a unique pcv hose. There is a large hose that gos under the intake to a oil baffle. So I decided to...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAP55U82G
awesome job thanks to all who answered it was the wiper drains in the cowling area needed to cleaned and sealed --- smells better in here already
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L steering VIN: 2FAFP71VX8
Im going to close this one for now. The police said they have never had a problem with my alignments before. The dealer says its an alignment problem. The police are going to let the dealer try to align the car and if it still pulls maybe they will dig deeper...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: IHGCB7551P
Hi everyone: Sorry for keeping this open for too long. The part I needed was on back order. I got great input from all the replies. Most of them were right on the issue. This is a common problem for this generation honda. The idle on this vehicles is controled...
2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L engine VIN: 2HGES16552
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Conv. Top VIN: SAJGX2040X
After going through many paces and talking to techs at dealers, there seems to be a couple of likely causes for the problem. There is a micro switch board above the center latch. If it does not give a good signal it can cause the rear windows not to work pro...
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16543
We never could duplicate the rough running problem again but the scanner problem was consistent. No one replied of a problem with scanning these and we have not had in the past which definitely looked like a PCM problem. Since it was still covered by the emiss...
2006 Kia Sedona EX 3.8L starter VIN: KNDMB23306
I am calling this a fix because the IPM module is under warrenty from the dealer that replaced it in New Hampshire. I removed the IPM and cleaned all connector pins and plug receivers. re-installed and could not get no crank problem to ever happen. I called th...
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hvac VIN: 5LMFU28A61
Good Job to everyone! AS one member mentioned, about NOT actually seeing the blend door, was right, I could not see, but assumed that at least the control head was commanding the proper voltages and the actuator pivot looked to be moving the temp blend door, a...
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1MEFM55S23
Thank You to all that replied. Suggestions were Ignition Switch wiggle test, did that, votage drop at battery cables, did that multiple times, & possible ground problem led us to checking ALL ground circuits eventually finding one suspicious. I am labeling thi... Trouble codes: B1318 (ABS battery voltage low), B1318 (ABS battery voltage low).
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L dual mass flywheel VIN: WMWRE33494
thanks to all who replied, on everyones advice, we convinced the customer to replace dual mass, dowel pins and throw-out bearing support sleeve. new clutch disc, pressure plate and release bearing. all back together, works like new. thanks
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y1V
Thanks to all those that replied. Intermittent problems are tough to solve sometimes and your help was greatly appreciated. Of the 6 replies received, only 1 recommended something new, a suspect part not replaced. This suggestion was an intermittent ignition s...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8DR09Y03
Thanks to all your replies. Found out customer had hooked up jumper cables backwards. ECM got vehicle running, still had skip on #2 cylinder. Replaced coil and tuned up vehicle. All is good. Trouble codes: P0302.
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Pressure Modulator Valve VIN: 1G3HN52K4S
Many thanks to Don for providing a link to a schematic of the brake lines and their routing.Vehicle has a good solid pedal and ABS works fine.Once again another rusted through vehicle back on the road,LOL.One other suggestion from Thomas was to actuate each mo...
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3GR62C3W
As we sometimes do, I may have made this more complicated then it was. I knew the module was shutting down, I just couldn't figure out why. After looking at the secondary ignition I noticed a strange pattern on #6 and #7 cylinders. The plugs looked good, so... Trouble codes: P1599 (Engine Stall or Near Stall Detected).
2001 Rolls Royce BENTLY ARNAG 6.7L Cooling Systems VIN: SCBLC31E41
Speacial Thanks To Don [...] to help me in this matter. The Fix was a blown head gaskets replace both gaskets & that took care of the issue Thanks again
2000 Saturn L200 3.0L bcm VIN: 1G8JW52RXY
It turns out that the draw would intermittently reach close to 3 Amps at times and drain the battery. The culprit was the alternator. It just didn't rear it's head very often. When it did, I was able to narrow it down to the alternator. All is well. Thanks to ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B42
Thanks to all that replied. John [...] both sent very detailed, helpful messages. We have delt with this code repeatedly (also common to BMWs), but this time the cause wasn't obvious. Unfortunately our Snap On 'brick' was unable to activat... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L heater VIN: WVWME63B65
Thanks to all who replied.. I ended up vigorously flushing the system and the heater core seperatley. installed a new oem thermostat and now we have heat...thank you...W
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L a/c VIN: 3VWRT71K06
Ok after further checking i again verified outside temp data and pressure switch data both good values, pressure switch data matched manuel gague reading. 4bar=60psi. And temp data was correct. NOTE: group 004 must have both unfiltered temp and regulated temp(...
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