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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA34BXX
audi tech, please help. car came in with misfire code, evap code and lean code. replace plugs, evap puge valve, decarbon engine and seal up major leak at throttle area. all other problem are gone, but car start [...] run very rich. also customer experience some l... Trouble codes: P1129, P1130, P1141
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Noise VIN: WAULC68E74
Gentlemen, I have a 2004 Audi that landed in my bay. I repaired low oil pressure problem and vehicle runs great and shifts smooth. Turbo works, no codes. Engine/trans area chirps very intermittently when driving and constantly when engine is in drive and power...
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...
2006 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKF78EX6
Originally the car came in with a stumble and poor performance. We found the air filter pre-screen plugged and worn plugs. Cleaned the screen. Owner took car to dealer to see if they had any ideas. Dealer threw four new coils at it and sent him on his way. Cam... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire Recognized), P0302 (Cyl. 2 Misfire)
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L starting VIN: WBACB4320S
I installed use transmssion on this car due to dead transmission. I was able to crank with bad transmission but with replacement lost the crank signal. ignition switch has crank signal output. looking at alldata it shows me starter imobilization relay by the k...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Drivers seat memory VIN: WBAGH8343Y
Customer wants seat memory to work. We pulled off door panel and found that the lead going to seat memory switch was plugged in to the speaker tweeter jack.That would mean door module would be receiving speaker signals. We straightened out the connectors howev...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L cv VIN: 5UXFB33553
Hi everyone, I sold an X5 to a customer in the Pittsburg (Dormont area south of city) and the axle boot went on it, I was wondering if anyone out there could do the job and I will pay you direct. Any help would be great. thanks Anthony
2001 Buick Regal GS 3.8L overdrive VIN: 2G4WB55K71
customer says trans recently stopped going into o-drive. ran on rack, scanner shows current gear info confirming trans has shifted into o-drive, but rpm's dont change. has solinoid test thru scanner]modis], and can hear solinoid working when commanding to go i...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L blower VIN: 1G6EL12Y7V
This is my own personal car and the blower stopped working last night. Something burned in the car. The smell was electrical. But couldn't see the smoke because it was dark. Checked the blower this morning and have power on the red and ground on the black wire...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L tcc VIN: 1G6KF5791Y
hey everyone thank you for taking the time to read this. we have a customer's vehicle that intermittently throws these 2 codes, p0741 p1860, about once every two weeks or so. when i test the tcc system it always tests out good. no loss of signal through the wi...
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1YY2381M
Car cames in on wrecker. Owner has installed 2 fuelpumps and a regulator and still no pressure. I started testing and found no power to fuel pump fuse. jumped 12v to pump and it runs but the car cranks and dies after about 10 secs. Then if you try to restart i...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14Z9P
This truck came into our shop last week with a complaint of hard to start and poor running. We could barely get it to run long enough to get it into the shop. Start then die start then die. I had a tech check the fuel pressure and flow, 10-12 psi and good stre...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L no gears VIN: 1GND43L56W
This is a relatives tow truck he called me saying it wont shift into any gear.He replaced the sensors and that did nothing.Now it will move but wont shift.Ive yet to look at it. I was hoping some one out there seen this problem before.It just stop shifting and...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Stall, trans. shift VIN: 1GCCS19WXT
HELP...if I look under abs or under obd-2 gen. speedo readingmatches the odometer, and seems to be accurate. If I look under datastream by application vss is really off.. like at 60mph. vss reading is 6 didgets 132,697.. called my gm parts man and there is no ...
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?
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start, no start inter. VIN: 1GNEC13Z13
this taho belongs to a used car dealer so i dont have any history on it customer called and said he thinks the fuel pump has gone bad that would turn over but wouldnt start when tow truck got here with it it fired right up. with no mil on so we restarted it a... Trouble codes: P1626
2004 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4V042 6.6L MIL Lamp on, trans. in fail safe VIN: 1GBE4C1235
Thank you in advance, has anyone seen this problem?? it may take a day or it could be a week but the pcm will loose the signal from the input speed sensor on the allison trans. and go into fail safe.. this is a carpet cleaning company and a pto drives there sy... Trouble codes: P0716, P0717
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L power assist VIN: 2CNDL63F35
Car was hit in a parking lot no body damage the force was to the front left tire (not rim) After the wreck the electronic powered assist steering become tight would not return on its own and the steering wheel shakes left to right when you turn a little either...
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Unknown VIN: G3NFK16318
cannot achieve proper brake pedal. replaced front brake pads, front brake rotors, and rear brake pads. all inner pads had worn faster than outer. collapse piston in calipers by opening bleeder on caliper and using c-clamp. vacuum m/c brake resovoir empty and r...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L No Spark VIN: 1C4GP64L1X
No spark. Replaced CKP sensor. Removed new sensor after engine failed to start expecting to see paper spacer missing(peeled off by reluctor), but it was still there. This leads me to conclude the sensor tip is not protruding into the bellhousing far enough. Th...
1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L No Start, Stall, VIN: 2C3HD46R9X
Got a call about the car, customer tried driving the car over. But it stalled enroute to my shop, carried out checks on the road. Engine was turning over normal, but no start. Towed the car to my place, approximately 2 hours after, tried starting the car again...
2005 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HB48D05
I have a durango with a hemi that is making me nuts. It has a P0171 and P0174. The long term fuel trim at idle is maxed at 33%. The ltft goes down to 15-20 when driving. I have smoked the intake and found no leaks. When you add supplemental fuel the ltft goes ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1989 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.5L Instrument cluster VIN: 1FTHX25G9K
I'm sorry about asking this question. This is not a question about a repair issue. I have a customer who has a 1989 F250 pickup that has a gas engine with a Instrument Cluster without a trip odometer or tachometer. My question is, would a Instrument Cluster fr...
1990 Ford F F700 7.0L left fuel pump VIN: 1FDNF70J6M
I need information on power distribution for this duel tank electric pump system. i'm pulling out the ac control to get at the aux fuel tank switch to test for voltage at that point. are the tanks fused seperatly? where would the circuit protection be for the ...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L batteries VIN: 2FTHF26M3P
I have removed all fuses and circuilt breakers and still have a .49 amp draw which makes the batteries go low and a no start condition as a reasult. Once when I cycled the ignition switch the draw went away but returned later. Custommer ir very eager to have p...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L windshield wipers
previously the vehicle had a problem with the windshield wipers not working. the previous shop replaced the gem module with a used unit. i have tried the original unit and the used unit which the vehicle came in with. i can power up the wipers with my power pr...
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L PVH Solenoid VIN: 1FTZR15X6W
Truck came back to our shop for 4wheel drive inop. Went directly to the PVH Solenoid to test for vacuum. Hooked up vaccum guages inline at the PVH Solenoid; one on the engine vac Line and the other on the line going to hubs. Start vehicle and i get 18Hg on the...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L hydro boost VIN: 1FTSW31F2X
cust brought in this truck with a concern of after driving awhile, like 20 min, while applying the brakes the rears lock up. also the pedal doesnt feel right and there is a hissing sound. could not confirm complaint. found tsb and napafix issues similar, all p...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L TCC control circuit in PCM VIN: 1FTNX21S0Y
No codes. Dies when put in forward gear, goes into reverse with out stalling. TCC control Circuit in PCM always grounded. can pull wire out of PCM and it doesnt stall. Can also reconnect at highway speed and disconnect and tcc applies and releases.
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU62E11
Hello, I need help with a 55e transmision. Customer brought vehicle in 15k mile ago for ses light on & no power sometimes in reverse & slips in forth & overdrive. We checked it and the fluid was burned & did not have reverse and had codes p0734 & p0735. We did...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P32
the vehicle has mill with p0171 vehicle runs fine, at idle fuel trim has 32% correction but as soon as you raise rpm fuel correction goes to 3% usually caused by vaccum leak i cannot find a leak anywhere i can fill the shop with propanne and fuel trimm doesnt ... Trouble codes: P0171
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1ZVFT80N65
The vehicle is equipped with a 4.0 v6 and 5r55s automatic transmission. It has an intermittent delay and harsh reverse engagemnt, adittionally there is a "rushing" sound from inside the pan. We changed the valve body, with a new OEM, did a soft rebuild, replac...
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L RSC Warning VIN: 1FBNE311X7
We come up with a Code B1352 But i cant find it in my Alldata system anywhere. There is a warning lamp on and a chime that goes off every few minutes. Can anyone help with a diagnostic flow chart? Thanks in advance!
1998 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1GDKC34F2W
Have a concern with pcm suppling 5 volts on both app2 and app3 signal lines. Connector C1 on Terminals D4 and C5. I have tried 2 other "remmaned pcm's" with same out come. Have cut the 3 signal wires at pcm, voltage readings on APP side show correct, still 5 v... Trouble codes: P1125 (app crkt problem)
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTCS19S41
Need help from you GM techs out there,Have a 2001 GMC Somona 2.2L automatic.It stumbles,and has no power under load,does not die,starts fine,does ok if you ease into the accelerator pedal.I did a fuel pressure test(55psi)ok,unbolted the exhaust,no exhaust rest...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HKRL1856Y
honda techs, i could use some input on this one. this oddity came in on the hook as a cranking no start. i tested for spark and found none, tested for injector pulse and found none,the fuel pump does run and pressure is good. i pinned out the main relay and fo...
2001 Honda Insight 1.0L dies VIN: JHMZE13791
This is the first Hybrid repair other than regular Maintance. Any info will be greatly appreciated. The car will start, then die in 4 seconds. It will restart immediatly but die again in 4 sec. You can do this all day long. I'm not sure where to start. Please ...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D04
This car came in with a code p0449 vent valve problem, found vent valve stuck open. and canister full of water. Replaced valve and attempted to empty canister of water. reinstalled assembly . code came back few days later. Recheck system and all I can find wro... Trouble codes: P0449
1999 Isuzu NPR 4.8L Front Brakes VIN: JALC4B146X
This vehicle sat for a number of years before we rebuilt the engine and placed it in service over 1 year ago. The truck was brought to my facility for an electrical issue and regular service. As we do with most trucks from other domiciles, we use it in service...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Rear lights VIN: SAJDA24C71
This car came in with various small complaints, including this one I have never heard from another customer. Both drivers report that, while driving at night, the bulb failure warning light will come on, and when it does, the taillights are not on. They will t...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Surge
we have tried just about every thing but the kitchen sink but the engine still surges after a cold soak weve tried adjusting the throttle plate but to na availe fuel pressure is good and injectors were replaced
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Poor Fuel Economy, no shifting VIN: 1JHFR98LOL
this is a hard one. i need to know how to test the transmission pressure sensor and govenor sensor in the transmission. i have a code p1762 that when i clear it it comes right back. the scanner show .76 volts at the sensor and 33 psi on the scanner. i will som... Trouble codes: P1762
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K92
All of the warning lights on the dashboard are on. The vehicle only has one code in it for BUS communication failure. There are a gizillion steps to diagnosing this problem but I am wondering if this is a common problem with Jeep's I was thinking the instrumen... Trouble codes: P1687
2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.8L ingition switch VIN: 1J4GA591X7
this is a newer jeep customer brough in because he could not remove key from ignition switch,( won't rotate all the way back or into acc, position) we checked all fuses and ground points, we're not sure, but sounds like a problem with the shift interlock,, we ...
2002 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12652
This Kia was bought at auction by a local used dealer and it seemed to be a clean vehicle. We did a safty/maint inspection and found no problems. Dealer came in to pick vehicle up and it would not start. I found no spark and traced it to the ignition coil driv... Trouble codes: P0350 (ign prim ckt failure)
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Safety VIN: SALSH23467
Car came in with low tire warning light on.Found one TMPS sensor (right rear) faulty.Replaced this sensor but the light on again.Check with OEM tool and found three code on instrument cluster(U0132-87 CAN NOT COMMUNICATE WITH RIDE HIGH CONTROL MODULE.U0159-87,...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L no reverse VIN: JT8UF11EXN
I was brought this trans as a bench job. I did not have the opertunity to drive this vehicle before the trans was removed. Customer said that it moved forward but no reverse.The other people who did the overhaul tried another valvebody with the same results. I...
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8UZ30C0N
car came in customer complained of hesitation and stalling during acceleration.ohmed tps sensor found open circuit.replaced tps with factory (oem) part adjusted to spec.per alldata.still have a flat spot when acelerating.sort of bogs down then shoots off.need ...
1993 Mazda RX-7 R1 1.3L tach and coolant level VIN: JM1FD331XP
Hello fellow techs. I have a Mazda RX7 turbo that has an inst. problem. The tach wanders up and down at random, even with the engine not running and the key on. The oil press. guage is low most of the time. At random, the low coolant light will light and the w...
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)
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEHM55S92
Misfire PO301. Need a little help here fellas. Cust. came in with complaint of misfire. Tech. threw plugs and wires at it. Came back, same s#@$%. Cyl. 1 misfire. Tech. threw an injector at it. Same, cyl. 1 mis. Okay. I get there. Customer unhappy. This is what... Trouble codes: P0301
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X62
This code seems to set fairly soon after being cleared. No symptoms, drives great. I have verified power at the swrill control solenoid valve, I verfified that the ground wire to the PCM is good. I can activate (manually since I do not have a Consult II)the va... Trouble codes: P1130 (Swril Control Valve)
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E45
This one got towed in and will not restart;no spark,no injector pulse. The cooling fans both run anytime the ignition switch is in on position;this should be a good indicator but I found no reference to it in the fixes section. I have checked the ground cable ... Trouble codes: P0462, P0463, P0500, U1000, U1001
2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L cruise VIN: 1G2NF52E24
checked everything i know to check and finally replaced the cruise system under the hood. the cruise will set and stay on for a average of about 30 mins then it acts like you hit the brake, you can reset the speed and it will work for a few mins then it diseng...
1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Lighting VIN: SCAZN42A5G
i need some wiring diagrams for this car the horn is inop and the interior lights stay on all the time so if any one has horn wiring diagram and interior lights diagram please fax it to me at [...] thanks David
2008 Suzuki Reno 2.0L TP Sensors VIN: KL5JD66Z38
I posted this on the Snap-On forum but didn't get much help. Hope I'll fare better here. I put 4 Dunlop Graspic on salvage yard wheels for my daughter's 2008 Suzuki Reno. The wheels are off a 2008 Forenza and are the same as the stock steel rims and came with...
1988 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2AE95C5J
Greetings: Cap car failed for excessive nox. Vehicle has 365k+ miles w/ original catalyst converter. Performed baseline when stone cold. Readings are as follows: 15mph/CO2=14.6/O2=.6/HC=152(130)/CO=.10(.80)/NO=2805(835) 25mph/CO2=14.9/O2=.2/HC=55(105)/CO=.12...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L reverse VIN: 4T1BG22K4V
Vehicle was driven in w/ slipping forward gears and no reverse. Changed filter and fluid, fluid was poor quality and filter had normal debris for mileage / age, added trans x , vehicle now has forward gears and intermittent reverse. Reverse seems to work fine ...
2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEUX42N06
Thanks for the help. I have a truck with a complaint of no/ poor accel interm. when cruising and rough/ low idle cold in morning. I had a p0012. Cam sensor looked good. Actuator worked. Oil was clean and screen was clean. Replaced camshaft gear. Now it's back ... Trouble codes: 0012 (cam retard), 0300 (multiple misfire), 0301 (0302 -), 0302
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H7W
We check oms on the cold start injector we checked the G80 sensor and we check injection time and timing belt mark. I can not understand why when I get the electronic injection on time the car do not start or do not have power making black smoke (late injectio... Trouble codes: P1248 (Injection start control defference)

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2004 Acura TL 3.2L noise VIN: 19UUA66204
first of all i would like to thank everybody who gave my request some thought.it was the idler pully making the noise.i took the pully off and checked it and could not see any thing wrong with it.but it sounded like a powersterring wine.i took a chance and rep...
1993 BMW 850Ci 5.0L Electronic VIN: WBAEG132XP
the hvac controler was the problem.no more battery draw
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU5215R
Wow, what a mess. We checked every wire from the icm to the ecm to the crank and cam sensors with no problems...We replaced the pcm and one coil (cyl 2 and 5) and crimped the connector terminal for the crank sensor synch signal(yellow wire) so it would have a...
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 3G5DA03E55
Thanks for all the help guys, sure enough the trasmission slips going into 3rd. We are just replacing the unit with a NEW one Thursday.
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Starting VIN: IGNDXO3E21
thanks to all of you,for this help,i star the car by change the ignition swith,that what the problem.
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L limp home mode VIN: 3C3EL45X2T
Ok did some further testing and it started working. What had happened was I jumped the ign feed to the TCM with battery voltage caused two codes and the mil to come on. after that the car idled nice and the relay was coming on. I shut it down cleared the codes... Trouble codes: P1768, 15 (eatx relay output always off).
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H8W
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Timing Belt VIN: 1C3EL46X21
Thanks to all who helped. Everyone was on the right track, I used the Mitchel 1 for a 2004 Sebring and not the 2001 I was working on because the upgraded parts are stock on the 2004, 2.4 liter. I called Mitchel and they had no idea that the belts and tensioner...
1997 Dodge Neon 2.0L Shifts VIN: 1B3ES42C1V
Everyone said it was the governor. Removed and cleaned the governor. One of the weights was DEFINATELY sticking, no question about it. Sanded the bores and weights with fine grit paper and cleaned throughly. For one complete trip it shifted beautifully. ...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GL22X91
Checked crank case for vacuum leaks, none found. Scan test sensors during event, operation was normal. Checked for water in fuel, none found. In conclusion, when checking vacuum during event it dropped from 5inHg(under load) to 0inHg at every miss. There was...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L door ajar light, dome lights, door locks VIN: 3D7HU1842G
majority ruled on this one lots of replies said door ajar switch so with out a scanner i unplugged the door harnesses one at a time to see wich one would do the trick and what do ya know it was the last door left to try thats ok though its fixed and all is wel...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L guages VIN: 2DG4P44333
well so far so good,when attemting to re-create problem it started running bad & ses light on with internal pcm failure,4 months prior we has installed new pcm due to shorted out injector harness, so took to dealer for a re-program hoping the best since did no...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1D7HA18D33
Thanks to all who replied. With your encouragement we removed the intake and sure enough after close inspection there was a small 1/2" long hairline crack on the bottom side of the intake. Looked like a small leak but was enough to cause all of the problems ... Trouble codes: P2106 (reduced power mode), P2173 (high air flow detected).
1986 Ford Bronco Custom 4.9L steering VIN: 1FMDU15Y4G
I would like to thank everyone that gave their time to help me out. I got this thing back in Friday and checked the front axels for binding and sure enough both front axel u-joints were locked in one direction. Installed new joints and this thing drove great. ...
1995 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1FTEX15N8S
I appreciate all the replies I recieved on my erratic oil pressure gauge problem. The responses all pointed to the oil pressure switch. I was not very happy with Ford's "better idea" of a gauge that is a glorified idiot light, but they didn't need a bailout s...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.3L High pressure oil pump VIN: 1HVBBABP3W
Thank you first of all for taking time to help as best you could. One thing we learned was that you can not pinch a hose from the high pressure pump and get accurite relsults so we were wrong there. Next we were able to obtain a pressure gauge that worked and ...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L hvac VIN: 1FAHP60A42
The system was low on refrigerant. We evacuated and recharged system and found leak from ac compressor. Replaced compressor and drier. System fine now.
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L starter VIN: 2FMZA55452
Vehicle has left the premises, narrowed problem down to ecm not grounding relay intermittently. Would bypass relay ground and would crank every time. Customer preferred changing vehicles instead of spending more money on ecm. Tech answers were "starter or cra...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FTSW31FX2
Found Pinched/ Broken wire inside its casing @ left side under dash as the harness makes a sharp turn right to follow the dash support. Also found chafed wires at Overdrive Switch near shifter exit point. (Replaced shifter just incase this was the original cau... Trouble codes: P0221, P0603 (Internal KAM error), P0476 (EPC Value Out of Range), B1352, B1201, U1262 (SCP Data Fault).
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D13
hi guys ,with code p1464 still on,i cleared it ,turn the ac off,did a test run again and found no more codes.thanks for help Trouble codes: P1464.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32P44
Well, charles from Cali. sent us down the correct path. Sync comes from pcm. However upon removal and inspection of FICM had physical damage(prybar). I replaced this first , but in the end needed a PCM as well. Thanks again IATN. Trouble codes: U0306 (software incompatibility with fuel injector control module), P2614 (camshaft sensor output circuit).
2006 GMC Sierra 3500 SL 6.0L air bag light VIN: 1GDJK34U66
Thanks to all who helped. Dave the module WAS covered with salt,but a new module did not fix the problem. Mark your run down of the wiring is what lead us to the fix.The tan and black wire had a break inside the wire. THIS TRUCK IS USED TO SALT SIDE WALKS IN T...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Transmission range sensor VIN: JHLRD78862
Thanks to all for responding the information was helpful. The problem turned out to be the frozen shift cable pin.When the customer originally brought me the car I told him to take it to Honda for the recalled shift cable pin.When he came back a few months la...
2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L mounts VIN: JHLRE48747
the customer had bad experience with dealer decided to trade it in .thanks for all responses the motor mounts were probably the cause of the cause vibration.
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on, lean exhaust bank 1 VIN: JNRDR07Y51
Thanks to all that replied. It ended coming back with 2 codes for both banks being lean, P0171 and P0174. I noticed thet mass air flow sensor went sort of flat lined on warm up so I replaced it and all is fine. Thanks again to all Trouble codes: P0171.
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Headgaskets? VIN: SALMF154X6
Leak down test revieled a bad head gasket between #1 & #2 cylinders also breeching cooling jacket. this was a wierd intermitant problem that seemed it could'nt be a head gasket because of long drive cycles & it would'nt act up. Thanks to all that replied.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L driver power memory seat function VIN: 1LNHM87A31
First of all I am sorry it took so long to reply with a close. Second I want to say thank you to everyone who posted a comment or took time to think about this Lincoln's seat concern. I spoke with the owner explaining what I found in testing and on iatn. He ...
1990 Mazda B2600 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM2UF6140L
vechile acting up no 5v to tps and other 3 wire sensors checked continuity to ecm all ok opened up ecm did find capacitor leaking down gop everywhere inside replaced ecm drove again didn't act up returned to customer
2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L variable valve timing VIN: JM1BK12F37
As previously stated set up valve timing/crankshaft pulley co-relation. This procedure involves multiple steps. Pass. side axle must be removed to install special crankshaft tdc pin available through Mazda or OTC. Valve cover must be removed to install camshaf...
2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1YVHP80C77
tansmission had an internal problem.Thanks for the help.
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MELM58S8V
Code P1519 was a false code due to the trans range switch not working right.The switch would read P/N,REV,P/N,P/N,LOW2,LOW1.By not reading O/D when you engage the shifter to drive position the pcm was going in to a wide open throttle shut-off mode.Replaced the... Trouble codes: P1519 (IMRC stuck open).
2001 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L controller VIN: 6MMAP57P41
the customer went to dealer for repairs. they replaced left rear wheel speed sensor. even though all the test that i did revealed no right front signal in the data graphing screen of my verus or modis scanner, while on a test drive. the a/c wave form showed si...
2003 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 2.5L Surge VIN: 3N1CB51D3L
Well Folks...Thanks for all the assistance It was quite simple and did not take a bunch of time or special equipment to resolve...All Manually done... The procedure has two specific procedures,, 1) you must get the PCM to identify you wish to enter Service M...
2005 Renault clio 1600CC timing belt VIN: 3BNBB2J6X5
thanks to richard and Rimvydas it wasnt to bad, made couple of tools to put it together, to prove to the customer that there was engine damage . pulled the head and like richard said there were a bunch of bent valves. The delay was waiting for the customer to ...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBT48A51
we contacted customer to have them return to try sugestions from other members customer advised light has not come back on many thanks to those who offered help we will advise if customer returns and any results Trouble codes: P0446.
2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L unknown VIN: 4T1BE32K23
We took the steering shaft loose,found no binding. removed the tie rod ends from the steering knuckle, ball joints are free also. I never did feel what the customer was complaining about. I recommended replacing the steering rack. the customer said she would d...
2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTDKB20U34
Ok this car is fixed I jacked up the engine slightly and the noise went away so I checked the mounts and found a piece of metal that was jammed between the the lower torque mount and the subframe. I am not sure how this got there but I removed it and road test...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L engine VIN: YV1KW9618S
thanks for all the answers, sure is a lot of solid knowledge and insight out there. the head went back to the machine shop. they "went through" it again and replaced all the valveseals again "just because". removal of the pistons revealed nothing other than ab...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L battery dead VIN: 1841112614
it's been over a week and the car has not come back so I'm saying it is fixed. wWe checked the blower resistor and found it not working correctley and put a new one in. Thanks for the help. Dan
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