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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L cooling system VIN: WAUBA34B5X
I am working on a 99 audi a6 quatrro 2.8 the car is over heating and there is no heat, I change the thermostat twice water pump, bleed the system, change the radiator, the temp sensor that is on the bottom hose. also did a block test the color did not change a...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L top is innoperative VIN: TRUUT28N91
We have this 2001 TT. The convertible top does not work. The switch tested good. It appears this vehicle does not use a top control unit. The switch signal goes to the central locking control unit and then to the relay on the pump. The switch tests good. If we...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 265D5HJ100
was told BMW swapped injectors with no change to misfire. exhaust backpressure checked and cats are not blocked. compression is good, smoked checked intake found no leaks. car was in over a year ago with the same codes and the connectors for the injector was f... Trouble codes: 62 (misfire several cylinders), 50 (misfire 1), 75 (misfire total w/ cylinder cut out), 63 (misfire 1 w/ cut out)
1997 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start
Got this century that is a good one. Kicks back violently on the starter when cranking. Once in a while it will crank up and run normally for a few seconds then spit and sputter and die out.Keeps setting code 1374 for 3X signal.Scoped the 3x signal directly at... Trouble codes: 1374 (3X signal intermittent)
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52KOX
Hello to all and thanks in advance. I have this Buick here which I have been pulling my hair out on. I have been chasing two code for some time now p0133 and p1133. Car came in this summer with light on and both codes in it watched scanner O2 switching slow so... Trouble codes: P0133, P1133, P0171
2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2G4WB52K32
Vehicle surge/ cuts out at 45 mph plus. Vehicle in park RPM's will not go over 3 grand. Scanner shows loosing injector pulse and O2 sensors going south. Have tried alternative fuel. No difference. Have replaced ignition coil pack/ ignition module with known go...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L canister leaks raw f VIN: 1G1AY078XE
I have this old vette here and it came in with fuel pouring out of the charcoal canister vent two weeks ago. I removed the sender/pump assembly from the fuel tank to check for leaking hoses and the possibility of a rotted gas tank. I noticed that there is a st...
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY2383M
i got this car in i dont work on vettes but its my neighbors car so i try to keep neighbor hood happy the problem is the car will run and idle but when you try to give it any gas it dies no stumble just dies. if you keep spraying carb cleaner in it it will run...
1994 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Lighting VIN: 1GCCS1942R
This is a freebie pro-bono job I am doing at home for a neighbor. The initial complaint was that the brake lights weren't working. After I started to diagnose this thing, I soon found fist fulls of wires that were melted together that had to be replaced. There...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52T0W
This vehicle came in running very poorly. I have found various problems with several systems as you can tell by the repair history.(the exhaust cam was even off a tooth due the the tensioner malfunction) Now I have isolated a misfire and bucking going up hill ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0420 (catalyst efficiency below threshold), P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (rich bank 1), P0125 (excessive time to achieve closed loop), P1171 (lean bank 1 on acceleration)
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L abs VIN: 2G1WH55K21
abs code c1233, right front wheel speed sensor. When you clear the code abs light will go off . As soon as you shift into drive the abs light comes on with code c1233. Test drive and all wheel speed sensors show the same mph. test rf sensor shows 980 ohms and ...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G1WH55K72
This customer has had this act up for her off and on for the last 6 mos. and never for me. The starter will not engage while holding the key to the start position for 8 to 10 seconds, once started it will kill, restart again, run rough then kill, restart again...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC24U43
code for small evap leak used smoke tester and it revealed no leaks , the ftp sensor reads corectly and the puge system functions properly any ideas where to turnm now the gas cap is origonal but tested ok Trouble codes: P0442
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 3GNFK16T24
we sent the customer on his way, thinking canister vent was the problem. customer came back, complaining he can not complete a fill up. pump pops back. we replaced the fill pipe assembly, it looked collapsed. it did not fix the problem. we have now dropped the... Trouble codes: P0446, P0442
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Charging VIN: 1GNEK13TX5
Vehicle came in with the complaint that the voltage meter would fluctuate and the headlights would dim. We replaced the alternator per the overwhelming evidence of problems with these. Unfortunately the gauge still fluctuates and at times the lights will flick...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDL23FX5
vehicle came in with s.e.s. light on and these codes stored u2100,u1000,p1626,u0140, u0121. vehicle does stall, when tried to restart, 1st time engine will crank will not start 2nd time will not crank, 3rd time cranks and starts. does not do it all the time. c... Trouble codes: P1626 (theft deterrant feul enable signal lost), U0140 (loss communication with bcm), U0121 (loss communication with ebcm), U2105 (loss communication with ecm), U1000 (class 2 serial data link)
1999 Chrysler Gd Voyager 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1C4GHN5M3X
Hi We have this Voyager that seems to go in to limp home after about 100yrds, switch off restart & all OK for a few 100yrds. There are no codes stored & MIL doesn't come on. We have little info on this vehicle at this age. We can read basic info & can see the...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R1Y
This car is son's car.(thank goodness it belongs to family member and not customer)I pulled engine out to replace crankshaft, replaced timing belt while I was at it. Upon finishing, car will surge and has poor idle UNTIL you unplug camshaft position sensor. Ca... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition coil 4 primary/secondary circuit malfunction), P0340 (camshaft position sensor malfunction)
2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L engine VIN: 2C3HC56G6Y
Overheats 250-260 deg on flat HWY driving or lower speed under load. Ran in shop=all ok. Will run all day long @ idle or slightly above w/o overheat. All temp/flow chk's good @ t-stat, htr core, hoses etc. flushed cooling syst to verify no air pockets=ok. R&I ...
2006 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Lighting VIN: 2A4GP44R06
The park/taillights stay on for a few minutes after shutting off this Town/Country and closing doors. Anytime it is running they are also on with the switch in off position. Headlights work fine. BCM shows park lights on all the time, even after they shut off....
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L bad VIN: 23NEPDIL4J
Ok my main customer has several dodge trucks 96-2002 all 2500 4x4 Automatic Diesles that he uses for a snow plowing and he's wanting to get an extra auto trans he has out of his 99 rebuilt so he has a spare for all his trucks is there any differance from what ...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46XXY
Replaced Water pump & timing belt to fix coolant leak. Found blown head gasket. Machine shop found worped head & camshafts. Baked head & installed 2 used cams w/ same casting #'s. After re-install I have a no start condition. Cranks like it is out of sync. Pop...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L check engine light VIN: 2B5WB25Z1Y
vehicle came in shop with check engine light on codes po753, po765, po743. found electrical connector for transmission damaged, replaced with one from chrysler. same codes so I replaced the 3-4 solenoid assembly because it was slightly out of specs, same probl...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 3D7KU28D33
hey guys, this hemi ram came in with a bad motor. we replaced engine with a junk yard motor. all was going well until we tried to bolt up the torque converter. once the block and tranny are bolted up you cannot spin the converter freely. it seems like the snou...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7MU48C23
Hi all - this truck came in last night and died at our door. it was low on fuel so we added 10 gal - didn't start - cleaned battery cable ends - changed fuel filter - took fuel sample - checked air filter - sat for about an hour and started up- would not start... Trouble codes: P0628, P0633
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L lower left mode door VIN: 1D7HU18276
in March of 2009 I troubleshot with the help of IATN archives and replace the mode 2 (the one for floor/defrost) door and coupler between door and motor because it was broken. recalibrated the HVAC by disconnecting the batt for ten minutes and all worked great...
1986 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 5.0L Cuts out, Dies
Sorry for no VIN, only get this one on weekends as used as work truck, I have got this 3 weekends in a row and still no better. I overhauled motor and truck ran great for first 900 miles. What is happing now in the truck will just die going down the road. It m...
1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L engine braking VIN: 1FTJW36F1S
Immediately after trans replacement, customer first returned complaining of no engine braking in first. He lives atop a very long steep driveway, and since new has descended the driveway the same way, he pulls it down to first, and it holds an acceptable speed...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Timing belt VIN: 3FALP6535W
Going to put a timing belt in this engine. I have the tools for it. manule says to turn the crankshaft so that the keyway is straight up remove the plug from the side of the engine and install the blanking plug. When I do that I can still turn the crankshaft t...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F01
I have a no start conditon on a 2001 f350 7.3 diesel. The vehicle cut off while stopped in traffic and had no prior driveability problems. Towed to shop. The engine was 3 and 1/2 quarts low on oil... added oil. I can get the engine to start and run briefly wit...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU74E92
Hey guys, thanks in advance. Customer had this explorer towed in, and said bank one convertor was diagnosed as being clogged. This after spending over 1000 dollars on 4 oxygen sensors. The same shop wanted to put the covertor assembly on for another 1500 dolla... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire)
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Sensor VIN: 1FAFP33P92
Can anyone tell me the EXACT location of the front crash sensor. The car came in for radiator replacement and I found the sensor fastened to the rad. I have Shopkey and I looked in the component locator, it says on core support by hood latch, but I see no moun...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36F22
towed in no start, driver of truck killed batteries and starter trying, replaced batteries and starter, spins over normally,I have plenty of fuel pressure at filter, and has new filter. with NGS can see rpms, have over 1000 psi on ICP sensor. the temp sensors ...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24N86
Got one that I have some suspicions about, but would like some input. I had the van in two weeks ago, it had coded for B1S1 O2 fault, testing confirmed that it was indeed faulty, and I replaced it. Came back in today with an insufficient catalyst code on the ... Trouble codes: P0420
1999 GMC K2500 Sierra SLT 5.7L m/c VIN: 1GTGK29U9X
Bled the system, used a quart of fluid, getting no more air air from calipers, still no pedal, does someone have the procedure to bleed the ABS on this vehicle, i cant find it. Thanks, Joe
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Misfire VIN: 3GKFK16Z43
misfire cyl 2 at idle only off idle no miss fuel pressure 48 psi flow good swapped injectors and coils with no help vacuum steady machine shop vacuum tested valves and cylinder said no problems fuel trims 4 while misfiring any other help would be great Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L transmission VIN: 1HGCB9870P
D4 light blinking, sometimes by cycling key, relay clicks under dash and then transmission shifts okay. Otherwise get code for speed sensor and transmission shifting problem is that it won't upshift to 3rd and 4th. Have replaced shift solenoid and speed sensor...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8141T
Hi everybody. I am looking for some opinions on where to go next. This Honda Civic has a misfire at idle. It is more noticable when its hot. It still revs up high. When driving, it can be felt slightly under load, but its not like a completely dead cylinder. M... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
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 ...
2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG65581
This vehicle is a used car that was on the lot for about three months and recently came back in with MIL on. P1457 stored. Found TSB for the bypass valve. Active tested all valves and found them to be functional. Removed the bypass/two-way valve and separated ... Trouble codes: P1457 (leak in the EVAP control system)
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMES96663
Smells all too much like a marginal design fault. I hope not. Trouble codes: P1420 (Downstream cat efficiency poor)
2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L SRS system VIN: 2HGFA15567
I have conflicting answers when it comes to replacing the SRS module. Some say if the SRS light is blinking the module dosen't need replaced just the codes need cleared but if the light is on solid it must be replaced. My lights are blinking. In the accident t...
2001 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Unknown VIN: KMHCG35C81
This is for all the Hyundai techs out there. We have this hyundai that has a battery going dead after a few days. Initially we did not show a draw on our ammeter until we cycled athe key a few times. With the key out we noticed a draw fluctuating between 119 m...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Wipers VIN: SAJWA71C04
Hey everyone, my problem is with my 2004 XJ8. When the wipers are in the high speed and it's raining, when I come to a stop the wipers switch to the low speed. If I'm in the low speed they will switch to intermittent. As soon as I accelerate from the stop they...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L HIGH NOx VIN: 1J4G558S9S
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G248S4Y
This 200 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 came in for running rough and check engine light on. Scanned for codes P0202, P0302, P0300, P0306. Removed coil pack and 6 plugs. Found 4 plugs to be cracked. Ohm checked the coil pack and it was out of specification. Installed 6 new... Trouble codes: P0202 (injector 2 fires improperly), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0300 (random misfire), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire)
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4HR58235
has cyl 2 misfire no other codes ck for vac leaks none found swap coils & wires had spark at both towers old plugs looked good but replaced did compression test 150psi vac test steady at 20in ck injecter pulse removed rail crank over had fuel at nozzel Trouble codes: P0302
1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L 2nd and 3rd shift VIN: JT8BH68X5X
hello techs this vehicle came with the 2nd and 3rd upshift slipping well we rebuild it and the problem still the same , neutral safety switch replace and the same, then we desired to install a used trans and is doing the same thing at light throttle shift good...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Engine VIN: JTJHF10U91
Had a noise in the transmission so it was pulled out & repaired. The engine had no running problems and turned good while getting the torque converter bolts out, now going back in with the transmission, the motor is locked up a 1 spot in it's revolution. It ca...
1976 Lincoln Mark IV 7.5L Charging VIN: F6Y89A8219
Hello techs, I am currently working on this old lincoln continental mark 4. The problem that I am having is anytime you turn the headlights on or any electrical load all the lights will start to flicker and voltage will go from 15 volt- 12volts continuously. W...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L charging VIN: DON'T HAV
Help I still think that it is a bad alt but what is the chance of two bad in a row.
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L abs module VIN: 1LNLM97V2V
1997 Lincoln Continental with 2 codes above. We sourced a few used units as the ABS module is unavalable anymore and with the units we tried we had no luck in fixing car. Part # of ABS module is [...] and we have had no luck in locating this exact part n...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, lackof power VIN: JMIFE17N94
While vehicle was still hot, separated cat from exhaust and attempted to re-start vehicle. Vehicle cranked like zero compression and did not fire a lick. Let vehicle set overnight and immediately started in a plume of smoke the next day when cold. engine seeme...
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L camshaft VIN: WDB1070441
Greetings, We perform a lof last year on this vehicle. Car driven about 600 miles. Vehicle is stored most of the time. The engine developed a ticking noise from right cylinder head area. Camshaft lobe worn. Appears to be starved for oil??? Is this a common pro...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L won't shift VIN: WDBJF82F7W
Good morning Mercedes Benz techs everywhere.I have a HUGE problem with this benz.It was brought in here with just about every light on in the dash,check engine,abs bas esp.the car will not shift,engages very hard in forward and reverse gears,no speedo,engine c...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF64J71
yes this is the actual mileage of this car. thats what has me stumped. this merc is super clean, was in storage for a few years and purchased by our customer. well we put a brake light switch in it at 8700 miles and cleared all faults. the only complaint is th... Trouble codes: P2017, P2086, C1142, C1202
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L Surge, Stall, Violent acce/decel VIN: 4JGAB74EX1
OK, here goes.. On the test drive the truck drove normally, shifted fine, etc. until I gave it almost full throttle. During full throttle accel it will decelerate/accelerate violently from about 3500 to 4500 rpm's, then shift to the next gear, then repeat this...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L panoramic roof VIN: WDBRN47J32
This is a 203.747 2dr. sport coupe with panoramic glass roof. Roof was rebuilt last week and works EXCEPT when the wipers are on, then it instantly loses normalization. Also, the overhead control panel (OCP, N70) switch illumination flickers, it clicks and cau...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBRF84J83
Hey everyone..customer came in for a complaint of a noise coming from the lower steering column ..We have checked it out and the noise is the lower vent flap (for the feet)keep opening and closing for about 20 seconds then it stops ussualy happens when the veh...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51DX3
hi guys i have this nissan sentra this thing has a p340 cam sensor code . we replace both cam and crank sensor same code .check signal looks good the other shop replace the ecm with junk yard unit . some times the car do run and some times it runs good and cod...

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2006 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Electronic VIN: WAUDG74F86
Customer Had sent out the ABS module to be rebuilt/programmed, installed the new unit and it was fine. no codes, no drive ability issues. car left the shop about a 3 weeks ago, hasn't been back yet. thanks to all who helped, sorry for the long response time.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM634XY
well how can you argue with the fact that the o2 sensors were swapped. look at all those replys. we had checked the rear because those are easy to swap. well it was the front that were swapped and we overlooked it because the o2s harness is kinda molded so ... Trouble codes: P0173 (fuel trim), P0130 (b1s1), P0170 (fuel trim b1), P1189 (fuel control), P1188 (fuel control), P0150 (b2s1).
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3359Y
thanks to everyone who replied, and sorry it took so long to post this fix. the car hasent been a priorty so i didnt get back with it until yesterday. anyway, the problem seemed like it might be electrical because the code instantly came back after being clear... Trouble codes: 033 (cam control bank 1), P1519.
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery Light VIN: WBADT63492
Ok this one is fixed. After arguing with the alternator shop to check this alternator again they found the voltage regulator bad. They replaced it under warranty. It is now charging @14v on idle. Thanks for all the help.
2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L low brake pad warning light VIN: 5UXFE43577
Thanks for everyone’s and everybody’s replies and affords , who took the time to help me on this one. The fix was really possible from the effort of Scott from Missouri, and Paul [...], who hit the nail in the head. Since this is the new body (E70) ,- that ...
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Thank you all for the help. After 31 years in business I should know better than taking in jobs that customers have worked on. I ohmed out injectors; all were between 12.9 & 13.5 @ 100*. Did compression test on #1 cylinder; 175#. Running compression - 125#.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire).
2003 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L ride control VIN: 1G6KY54943
I just wanted to thank everyone for there time. I ended up setting up 4 meters to read the resistance of the struts at the suspension control moduel. As I drove the vehicle I saw no change in readings. At that point I determand the controler had an interna...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Stall, trans. shift VIN: 1GCCS19WXT
I up-dated my scanner, but no help. I figure replies were right about a glitch in scanner. I also noticed my scanner ask for vin code for correct 4.3 engine. So I went under other 4.3 and scanner read mph correctly.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEC14WOX
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L power steering VIN: 1GBDM19WXX
It's difficult to say whether this was fixed or not. Here's what happened. It would appear that the system bled out ok. I spent a lot of time on the phone with cardone - the pump rebuilder's hotline - I managed to find a matching set of fittings in my fuel p...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L brake pads VIN: 1G1ND52J93
well i took some advice & replace brakes w/oem mentioned to customer to watch how they use there brakes .dont ride pedal and mention the same to daughter thanks again for all the replies
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52K0W
Thanks for all the help. Special thanks to Jay [...] for working with me on this one. While spending endless hours trying to solve this, I happened to disconnect wire from splice pack for communication with abs module. After car sat overnight, the abs and trac... Trouble codes: U1040 (EBCM Communication Problem).
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L heat/cool controls VIN: 2GCEK13T34
as you guys stated, the aftermarket job did not use the proper connectors to adapt the system to work for the aftermarket stereo. and the cabin filter was plugged, feel dumb on that one. thanks again guys, I would have spent alot of time figuring out that on...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L power assist VIN: 2CNDL63F35
First thanks to IATN and all they have done for the automotive industry We got the car fixed the first thing we done was replaced the column. That stopped the steering wheel from jumping back in forth when you turn then let up on it but it was still stiff and ...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Anti theft VIN: 1C3EJ56H8S
Apparently the "Up-date" I wrote this morning didn't save to this, I had talked to the owner last night, and she tracked down the previous owner who still had one of the original factory key-fobs, so she was able to send it to us this morning. Sooo, about 20 s...
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Lack of Power, hills VIN: 1B7GG23X5P
Thank you all for your helpful replies. I thought I had checked for clogged cat by checking vacuum at idle and at WOT. But after I obtained the regulator, from a parts store, not the dealer (yes, it was removable), the truck still had poor power on hills. S...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Headlamps VIN: 3B7HF13Z1Y
Well, we fixed i. It's not as pretty as I'd like it to be but a victory just the same and it should last as long as it did originally. Got three excellent responses. Andy [...]...
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L transfer case VIN: 1B7GG22N51
Thanks for all your help. No one seems to think the stored codes are an issue. Most suggested that the operator shift out of 4wd before driving on dry pavement. I did check the tires and the left front had low pressure. The truck worked fine for me, and the cu...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTDF1721V
Thank you all for the help. This one was a MAF sensor. The Barometric Pressure(in. Hg.) was 20. That indicates that the vehicle is 10,000 ft above sea level. Here in CT were are about 70 ft. The truck runs very well now.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P32
the only thing i did is tighten the intake air tube extremely tight and it fixed it so i pulled it off to make sure it had no small cracks and everything was fine so i put it back on and the more i drove it the better it got been gone for 2 weeks no come back Trouble codes: P0171.
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L abs light VIN: 1FAFP53464
Thanks for the replys I think Bian was correct. Cecked with local FORD dealer about programing they were not sure if they could do it. haven`t let them try yet.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P75
We're awfull sorry about not closing this sooner however we had vacation with hunting season here in CO and we all know what our reasons for living are! Cannot thank all the fellas for the abundance of replies we recieved enough! Edwin form Ohio hit it right o...
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1ZVFT80N65
Thank you to all that responded, the problem turned out to be the solenoid pack. I found a TSB regarding the reverse delay in a TSB for an Explorer of the same year and build date, so I went ahead, changed the solenoid pack and now it goes in reverse and shif...
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L RSC Warning VIN: 1FBNE311X7
I am sorry to say it but I got sick of this van and took it to out local ford dealer. They claim they found a bad ground and had it fixed in about an hour. i doubt that is that fact but what can i say? My guess is some sort of computer update was available tha...
2002 Honda Civic HX 1.7L Hesitation, loss of power VIN: 1HGES258X2
Thanks to all who replied. I waited a couple weeks to let client drive vehicle and give feed back. we replace a very plugged air filter, cleaned throttle body, and found issue was still present. we replaced the front o2 sensor and have not felt issue since. cl...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 5FNRL180X2
The ignition switch did not fix it. The customer agreed to try cleaning the IAC valve but I talked to the local dealer and they had sold 11 IAC valves this year, which is a lot for our small town. So I gave the customer the option of replacing instead of clean...
2002 Hyundai XG350 L 3.5L Bleeding Brakes With ABS VIN: KMHFU45E12
Thanks for all the help! Everyone seemed to be confused as to why we could not bleed system without scanner. Began to focus on basics. Took master cylinder out to disassemble. Found bad piston cup seal. We must have damaged this seal when brake pedal went...
1999 Isuzu NPR 4.8L Front Brakes VIN: JALC4B146X
I replaced the M/C and the truck was essentially fixed. I am a little particular and didn't like the effort still necessary to rotate the wheels. It felt like the calipers, although released, could still release a tiny bit more. Upon changing pads due to them ...
2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Oil Consumption VIN: JALC4B144Y
We checked the turbo and it had excessive movement present. We orderd a new turbo and it will arrive in a week. I am confident that this will fix it. Thanks for all the help!!!
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Headlights, Low Beam only VIN: SAJKX6246W
All of the suggestions that i recieved were logical yet they did not help in finding the cause of the problem with this car. the weather has turned colder and so the problem stopped happening. I expect that this car will return with the same issue when summer ...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L abs VIN: 1J4HR58255
we replaced the steering module following the alldata flow chart thanks tim the alldata flow chart was right to the point
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air Ride Solenoid VIN: 5LMFU28565
Thanks to all who replied. This was an awful lot easier than I thought. I guess I wasn't pressing hard enough on the orange ring. The hose pretty much popped right off as most described. I can see the taillights as it is leaving now. The procedure in really qu...
1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1BG2249R
thanks to everyone who took time out of thier busy work schedule to help me out. the problem was a bad distributor. it had spark but it was a weak one. thanks for all the help.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cuts out VIN: WDBBA48D2G
Just want to say thanks for the help. As most of you told me it is a strainer. and gess what it was cloged so just to be safe i pulled the tank and yes it was real rusty. i am going to repace the tank also.I found out that the car had been parked for about thr...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
thanks for all the help. what I found out was the tech working on it had left the key on, on the hoist and let the battery run completly flat. then tried to boost it on the hoist. What I guess happened was the ride height got a little messed up. What tipped me...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Surge, SES light
My hats off to James [...] on this one.Taking his advice I took back apart the timing belt.He was right.I had suspected possibly a timing issue but its not exactly a quick test to rip down timing belt.However hearing it from someone who has seen it multiple t... Trouble codes: P0155, P0335, P0340.
2006 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D06
Thanks for all the guys! After doing the idle relearn procedure once with no avail I started checking the VIAS system. What I found was that the vaccum canister on the back of the intake had a small crack in it. The customer failed to tell me that it was doing... Trouble codes: P0420.
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.4L No Start, passlock VIN: 1G3NL52T6V
The system that this car had is Passlock, with the lock cylinder supplying the signal voltage to the IPC to enable the PCM to fire the injectors. I took Eric's idea and sent the IPC back to the repair shop and asked the Tech to disable the Passlock system. The... Trouble codes: P1629, P1601 (loss of serial communicationdoesnt set all the time).
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WR121XY
First thanks to all who replied. Turned out to be a MAP sensor vacuum problem that was kinda weird. The vacuum harness had a tee at the manifold connection that feeds the supercharger actuator, fuel pressure regulator, and MAP sensor. There was a plastic vac... Trouble codes: P0101.
2002 Saturn SC1 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G8ZP12862
hello thanks to all that responded. we stayed late last night to work on this car. this particular vehicle had both catalytic converters plugged. causing the egr to open fully with the back pressure. back preassure was 3 ps1 at idle and burried the guage when ... Trouble codes: P0403 (egr solenoid control circuit), P0405 (egr position sensor circuit loww volt), P0410 (air injection reactor management), P1620 (low coolant).
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