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1994 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6ET1298R
I have a no start condition with this car it will turn over but only run for about a second. I was looking into the VATS system and found the pellet in the key is open. I was trying to find out how I determine which key I need for replacement for this car any ...
2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54YXY
Customer recently had head gaskets completed. After a few months of running well car intermittently will misfire badly and buck, jerk, backfire, and set codes. Has been to a few other places before me for this problem. Apparently will start and run after sitti... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition coil 2 control circuit), P0353 (Ignition coil 3 control circuit), P0355 (Ignition coil 5 control circuit), P0358 (Ignition coil 8 control circuit)
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L stability system
Hello everyone. So I have been banging my head on this Escalade and need help. Comes in with service stability system on. Pull dtcs- found code c0286 MPA switch circuit code. I did some basic power and ground checks- nothing found. I seen GM has an updated MPA...
2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L Ride Control VIN: 3GYFK66NX4
I am suspecting computer but has checked operation and found no problems
1968 Chevrolet C10 Pickup 4.1L gas gauge VIN: CS148J1549
This truck came to me after sitting idle since 2001. One of the problems I had to repair was a contaminated gas tank and corroded gas tank sending unit. I cleaned the tank and installed a liner and replaced the oe sender with a new 1 from Year-one. My problem ...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNCT18W6Y
Hi all. Got this Blazer in with a miss or hesitation under heavy load, such as climbing a hill while accelerating. Ran with a fuel pressure gauge on the windshield and it maintains 60 psi through the event. I did replace the fuel filter anyway as it was origin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire)
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L premature ABS VIN: 1GNEK13T6Y
This started out as an easy fix. Or so I thought! It would actuate ABS at slow speeds. At least you could feel the motor running. Brakes were also almost metal to metal, so we replaced them. I took the sensors out on the front cleaned and sanded the mounting s...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS1947Y
hello IATN members, I'am at lost in this one, this truck failed the smog inspection due to high nox, this is anon EGR equipped vehicle, like I said, after some diagnosis, of curse we checked engine compression, it is goo and even, my fuel pressure is a little ...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNES16S62
The vehicle concern is surge and die at idle after initial start up when cold. After the engine has sat for about 3 hours and the system is relevant to outside temprature the car will start rev up to about 1100 rpm's and then after a seven second period of tim...
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1WH52K83
Original complaint was Mil flashing. Only p0300 stored. Missfire counter shows all cyls with some missfire, but most on cyl 3. Engine will not rev past 3800 to 4000 rpm. It acts like the rev limiter is cutting in. Starts out ok, but as rpms increase the power ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L steering VIN: 1GCHC23134
hello truck guys,have this 04 duramax diesel.I replaced all front end parts few months ago,replaced reman gear box from dealer,new pump from dealer,alignment is done.when the vehicle is stopped in park I can turn steering with no problem(works grate)as soon as...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCHC29U94
when the truck came in i plugged in the tech2 and found that i could not communicate with the srs, body and ipc. all the other systems would respond. the instrument cluster was blank so i had another cluster in the shop and when i plugged this in i was able to... Trouble codes: U1000
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12F85
Car came in last night for MIL on, p0128 found. customer has taken car to pep boys for this code 3 times in the last six months, each time they said they had to replace the stat. car was at normal temp when it came in and customer couldn't leave it but is retu... Trouble codes: P0128 (coolant thermostat)
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L door locks VIN: 1GNDS13S46
hi all you GM techs, this truck came in with door locks not working from the key fob,and the lift gate lock would pulse when it was open. did diagnostics from mitchell,found bcm bad, replaced AND programed new bcm w/ tech 2 now door locks work intermittently f...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1C3EJ56H2Y
Am I missing something? Vehicle came in with lack of power and what seemed like a random misfire. Customer bought and supplied plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Agreed to install parts at customers request but made no improvement. Found hydraulic timing belt tensio...
1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X0V
we replaced an engine with a used engine from same year, make, and model. we now have no injector pulse on cyls. #1 and #3. will not start and trips no codes. we tried another pcm-same thing. replaced wiring harness-same thing.we have spark on all cyls. and al...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L valve body VIN: 1FTEX14N6P
cust brought in for harsh shifting. replaced sol. pack and seperator plate gaskets, all check balls in correct location. still harsh shifting. checked codes, found park position switch codes. watched on modis and found the switch was not working, it didnt know...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L cylinders VIN: 1FAPP15J8P
Hi, all. A few months ago, this '93 ford escort came in with cracked cylinder head. Got a used head and had the machine shop check it out and put new stem seals on the valves and serviced the head. Last month it came in and the complaint was when it sits for ...
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1F1HX26F2T
Customer came in complaining of a Start and Stall issue that has developed over the past week or two, and gotten progressively worse. It does not matter if the engine is hot or cold, in fact it seems worse when the engine is shut down and immediately restarted...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFMFU18L6V
truck will flash cel light, theft light, fuel pump relay, and temp gauge will all flash together. sound like relay is constantly on and off. also have no communication with scanner, tried two different types. truck runs poor, and terrible when flashing occurs....
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20F8X
hi all. this deisel was a no start, no fuel pump. after testing the pcm was not grounding the fuel pump relay. replaced pcm with a reman, worked for one key cycle and now the same thing. my question is **is there anything that will keep the pcm from grounding ...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L steering wheel VIN: 2FAFP74W7X
hey all,the crown vic is driving me nuts.it belongs to a used car lot.complaint is steering wheel turns more right than left.inspected vehicle centered gear and steering wheel is upside down, tie rods have been adjusted to center wheel upright ,took pitman arm...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X9X
vehilce is a california emmision vehicle per vin. no egr, dpfe, or egr solenoid found in system.also has: p1715 mechanical failure of solenoid a detected. p1717 mechanical failure of solenoid d detected. Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2), P0402 (egr flow excessive flow detected), P0420 (catalyst system efficency below threshold bank 1), P0443 (evap control system canister purge valve circuit malfunction), P0453 (ftp sensor circuit high voltage detected), P1356 (testing and results)
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L5X
put your thinking caps on! its a trouble-free vehicle since new until a week ago when it died at a stoplite, would crank but no start. towed into shop. pcm 30amp fuse to the left of the steering column was blown. replaced fuse and it started, only now with a p... Trouble codes: P0305
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Low power VIN: 1FTNX21P43
Hey folks. need some help. This vehicle came in and the two complaints were low power and also blows the hose off the hot side of the intercooler. (the low power is when hose is on)very low of course when hose off. I drove this vehicle once and did get the hos...
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L alternator VIN: 1FAFP38Z44
Vehicle originaly came in with smoking alternator according to customer. I isolated battery, charged it and found dead short when attempting to install cable. Remove batt. cable from alt., short went away. Installed reman alt., no short, charging was good. Ran...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L engine ,transmission VIN: 1FMDU73W74
we overhauled transmission. vehicle also had rear end noise but customer declined repair at that time. a week later he returned with a transfer case problem that we repaired gratis. the rear diff was making more noise and we convinced him this time to let us r...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW21P94
Howdy again! My first 6.0 great, just great,,, There wasnt enough room in the code list so here is a run down p0261, 0264, 0267, 0270, 0273, 0276, 0278, 0279, 0282, 0266, 0528, 0611. I checked it out and on wide open throttle the FICM line votlage would drop t... Trouble codes: P0261 (inj1 circuit low), P0264 (inj2 circuit low), P0267 (inj3 circuit low), P0270 (inj4 circuit low), P0273 (inj5 circuit low), P0276 (inj6 circuit low)
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W16
this is are fire marshalls car and when the tempature is cold out it wont start right away. vehicle will crank for a long period and then fire up. got the car to act up once and has been fine since. when it wouldnt start i dont belive the fuel pump was running...
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYC931X6
vehicle was hit hard in frt end, used motor installed, under load i get and poping back through intake to air box, at idle if i just slightly turn the wheel i can get noise to happen all the time, any load, cooling fans, ac compressor, accel-flat idle no noise... Trouble codes: P0304
1989 GMC C1500 Sierra 5.0L Dash gauges and headlights/turn signals VIN: 2GTEC14HUK
Ok,guys,I have an electrical problem on this 1989 c1500 truck.What happens is that when i turn the headlights on,the dash gauges jump a little.If i turn the dash dimmer switch all the way up and turn the headlights on,all the dash gauges go all the way left.an...
2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78463
This vehicle came in with P0341. Ran test and found that timing chain had jumped 2 teeth. We replaced the chain, guide and tensioner. Started vehicle and runs fine. Checked for codes before giving back to customer and it has a pending P0011. Cleared and came b... Trouble codes: P0011 (VTC sys malfunction)
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HGES165X4
One of the techs in the shop put a timing belt in this little monster. About one mile into the test drive the vehicle stalled and would not restart immediately. By the time one of the guys from the shop arrived to tow, it started and ran back to the shop. They...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L shift interlock VIN: JACDJ58X5W
This trooper has a delay in the shift interlock function. When vehicle is "warm" there is a 3 or 4 second delay in the solenoids movement. It is very consistent and a new solenoid did not help. The small amount of mechanical linkage moves freely. Customer stat...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Electronic VIN: SAJKX174XS
We have this XJ6 in for repair unrelated repair, power steering hoses and went to move car and had no reverse we thought the transmission went bad and put new transmission and no reverse no codes looked a data don't see anything, substituted TCM and decoder mo...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L ring and pinion VIN: 1J8HR58286
driving vehicle at 55-65mph hi pitched wining noise is heard from rear differential area. inspected with stethescope confrimed noise to be loudest at rear differential housing. Removed differential cover inspected ring gear backlash. found to be .013" replaced...
2004 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L blend door actuator VIN: KNAFB16154
Replaced the control head and the blend door actuator after adding 12v and saw movement, and verified high and low resistance of 280ohms and 4.4kohms. The system then worked fine. It came back the next [...] not working. It has the same symtoms as before. Any id...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L MIL Lamp on, gearbox fault VIN: SALPE1440T
Alldata provided me with a bunch of information including pinouts of TCCM connector C603, wiring diagrams of TCM, TCCM, and transfer case. I don't understand the system fully, so I can't tell why a seemingly correct "handshake" between TCCM and ECM is taking p... Trouble codes: P1701, P1708 (Transfer case computer link signal permanently at ground), P1775, P1608 (Engine torque signal really), P1703 (transfer box link electrical fault. Not currently present.)
2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T2HK31U67
I could not find any TSB at the Mitchell. Can I fix this problem if I replace the CMP sensor? I want to listen to previous expirence. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0025 (exhaust camshaft position timing-over retardedbank2)
2008 Lexus ES350 3.5L oil maint req. VIN: JTHBJ46G48
This Lexus has a navigation system. I have gone through every oil maintenance req light reset procedure I can find. I have reset the interval on the nav. display under maint. But the oil maint req. light stays on. Have tried a scan tool but no option shows for...
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L Cylinder Compression VIN: JM3LV5230P
Thank you in advance for reading this. My customer's wife was driving this van down the highway when she heard a funny noise and the engine quit. It was towed to me to work on, and I found that five of the six spark plugs were very hard to remove, and once rem...
1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, no start when hot VIN: 4F4DR17X2R
with low fuel pressure and fuel pressure dropping to zero, i replaced the fuel pump. with the new pump fuel pressure is at 42lbs but the pressure still drops to zero. put new coolant temp sensor in vehicle. vehicle starts with no problem when the truck is cold... Trouble codes: 118 (coolant temp above -40f)
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Vehicle came in with more than 10 codes. Freeze frame data shows vehicle was started many times with sensors disconnected. Cleared codes, disconnected battery with foot on the brake pedal for 30 seconds, and reconnect battery. Test drove several times and mil ... Trouble codes: P2189 (System too lean at idle on Bank-2)
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEB31E9S
i got this 1995 mercded e300 disel , car came in leaking oil from the head gasket, engine runs perfect no smoke starts fine with no problem. after replacing the head gasket , we have problem starting the car, its start after long cranking & runs poorley, the q...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Safety
One of my technicians replaced the L/R window motor and regulator. When using motor to roll window down to tighten screws that tighten window to regulator, forgot to reconnect air bag module and seat belt before reconnecting battery and turning key. Have proba...
1990 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Starting VIN: 2MEPM36X8L
Hello tech's, this car sometime's start's perfect and other times it only start's when we hold the key switch over and disconnect the starter wire on the solenoid it will stay running.When it start's the only way it stay's running is if i disconnect the s wire...
2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 2.5L no mil lamp VIN: 3N1AB51D74
no communication with scan tool no tachor speedometer fuel or temperature gauges
1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L lifter noise VIN: 1G3HN52K1T
Sorry this is so long. In July this car developed an unusual noise at the rear of the engine and a loss of power on acceleration. it ran like the cat was plugged. Had 18deg knock retard. Unplugging knock sensors ran perfect, but with the noise. It was a faint ...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3NL52T31
This car came in for a leaking fuel press. regulator. We also noticed that idle was high so customer said to go ahead and fix. Have replaced IAC motor, new motor actually made idle increase even more. Check tps with scope, normal. Checked for vaccume leak, non... Trouble codes: P0122, P0420, P0440 (Evap fault), P0530
1992 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Engine VIN: 1P3XA46K9N
This car came in for an external coolant leak at the head gasket. We removed the head and found one broken head bolt on the corner where it was leaking. Checked the head and block, they were both flat so we reassembled with a new head gasket and new head bolts...
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G2J35249T
The only way the code will clear is to disconnect the battery, connect the two cables together and let set for a minimum of 1 hour. The system shows no leaks and both vent & purge valves respond to commands. Both valves were replaced with new to verify they we... Trouble codes: P0440 (Canister Purge system fault)
1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT2AC52LXT
this car came in for running rough. had a cyl 1 misfire code in it. found water in the spark plug hole. changed plugs wires and 1 coil. the car still runs rough. we dropped the exhaust no change. checked fuel and vacuum. they are fine.it is running very rich. ...
2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L ABS light on, ABS activate at slow speeds VIN: JT2BF28KXY
Cleared codes and drove vehicle and at about 20 MPH the ABS would pulsate. I also notice that the burnt out brake light indicator was on. While testing the brake lights I noticed that the Reverse indicator would come on when stepping on the brakes. So I decide...
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 1NXBR12E71
Vehicle came in with main complaint intermittently stalling\cutting off only at stops at idle. I was able to duplicate problem. Just idling in the bay in park in would cut off about every 15-45 minutes. It would immediately restart and run fine for another 15-... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire), P0300 (Random misfire)
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JTEDP21A94
i have a problem with a good customers toyota highlander we service regularly. the customers complaint is thet the vehicle will cut off ocasionally while driving. to restart it you must hit the unlock button on the remote. also when you go to start the vehicle...
2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 5TDZA23C35
no ck eng light but has multi miss fire code p0300 with reader but not with otc have replaced maf sensot was about a 70 % improvement but now if you accelerate slowly drives ok but if you try to stomp on the accelerator it will backfire through the intake and ...
2008 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L track contro VIN: 4T1BK46K38
This may be an odd request but I have had a couple of customers ask now. The new camry's traction control is really bad when it activates, it almost makes the front end control worse. The customer has stated that there may be a way of disarming the traction co...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81HOV
This particular problem has not been reported before. Well maintained v6 Jetta with no symptoms other than MIL. Checked for code and got P0411. Erased code and kept car for two days to test drive. Same code w/MIL on second day.____After review of all FIX files... Trouble codes: P0411
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L interior carpet rear drivers side. VIN: WVWMD63B2W
this passat is allowing water inside interior rear drivers side floor board. there is ventiltion vents under both front seats but passenger side is staying dry. we can't figure out how water is coming in. checked trunk and all is dry. any help would be greatly...
2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 9BWGR61JX5
Car wouldn'y run or would start and quit, if it ran it wouldn't go down the road. Pump in tank was dead. Replaced it with oe and now it starts and runs but will sputter on start-up for a few seconds then spring to life. It almost acts like it is only running o...

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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WAUAF68E56
Thanks guys, your help was really appreciated. The problem turned out to be the cam follower for the high pressure pump. The cam was a bit worn out so the client decided to change everything(high pressure pump, cam follower, camshaft, timing chain + tensionn...
2006 Audi A4 2.0L mileage/day VIN: WAUDF98E26
WE just heard back from the customer. He had driven almost 600 miles and it finally reset. Go figure. Thanks to all who responded. WE pretty much received similar info from those that responded. The only difference was the different number of miles required...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L engine noise VIN: WBAAN3345Y
after smoking intake manifold-found a crack in intake manifold causing the internal mis fire noise in intake-replaced intake manifold with good salvage part and replaced gaskets. car left today and runs great-no other problems found.
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT33483
Thanks for 4 replies ! I just take the suggest from Justin & send the customer to the dealer.But he ended up by trade it in for a Ford. So what the dealer do with it no one would know. But i did swap all the parts except DME. Even I do not believe there's some... Trouble codes: 5E14 (CAN connection to DME), 5E19 (CAN data error from DME), 5E1A (CAN data error), 5E18 (CAN data fault from DME).
2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2G4WB52K32
Yes, I was hitting the limiter in park. It would engage at 3 grand.Most had replied plugged exhaust, that and the restriction may force EGR to open.We swapped out the EGR valve,and dropped exhaust.Still there. I unplugged the MAF sensor and drove it, and had n...
1994 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Coolant missing VIN: 1G6KY5291R
Thank you so much for every one spend time to read and give us advise. We sure it is the head gasket blown but the cost is more than the car ! So the customer will think about it. I think he do not want to repair it. So we think case close and one again thanks...
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L aux temp actuator VIN: 1GYEK63NX3
Sorry to report but the customer never brought the vehicle back in... Thanks to all that tried to help though. If the customer does bring it back in i'll update the help request
2003 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L oil pressure VIN: 1G6KY54993
Thank you for all the replies. I replaced the oil pump. Crank pulley has never been off this vehicle and it was tight when I removed it, so that was not the issue. I changed out the oil pressure testers also. Initially I was using a friend's from another s...
2003 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KF57983
We originally used an aftermarket hub assembly on this vehicle. Most of the posts advised using the factory (Delco) parts instead. The customer is out of town for an extended period of time, but when he returns, that is probably what we'll do.
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1YY2383M
thanks for all the replys it was the injectors 6 out of 8 was bad jsut replaced them all and now the car runs great
1993 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGC29K2P
Thanks for all your help. We did put a ground directly on the O2 sensor port. The truck failed to duplicate problem for the 2 days we had it. Customer took it home yesterday and no problems. Thanks. Trouble codes: 45 (rich exhaust).
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L axle actuator
thanks to all that posted fixes ( jason,shaharazad,cor and chris) turned out to be 2 problems instead of one. the first problem was found to be a faulty driver in the control module and the second one was the encoder motor itself.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L abs module VIN: 1GCEK19V2Y
replaced l/f bearing and all is well, and for the info that concerned me as far as the vehicle speed staying at 3mph with the truck stopped this is apparently normal... odd to me but thats what the foreman at a local dealer told me so i'll take it as truth
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Lighting VIN: 2G1WH52K33
I put another BCM in and I stayed awake when programing It,everything is ok.Just have to find another impala with a bad bcm and doesn't have fog lights .Thanks ALOT.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L mode door VIN: 1GCHK29U15
Thanks everyone that responded to my request. took the mode door motor off and checked the door it was kinda stiff to move. but freed up after moving it. reinstalled the mode door motor and it is now working good for over 2 weeks also replaced the harness and ...
1985 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3BC56D1F
Thanks for the help! I had several helpful responses. I ended up replacing the fuel pump and strainer. This fixed my problem. Once again, thanks for taking the time to offer a hand. I appreciate it.
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start, No com - PCM VIN: 1C3EJ56H1S
Finally I got the PCM called for this vehicle, plugged it in and no communication, unplugged all plugs from distributor and had communication, plugged them back in and still had communication. Not 100 percent sure I had the key all the way in the run position ...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HE66G6X
I took a gamble and installed a new MAP Sensor. My reading on the old sensor was .9v at idle. The new sensor measured 1.2v at idle. I cleared Fuel Adaptive Memory. My short & long term fuel trims ended up at + or - 2%. Remember before my long term fuel trim wa... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Miss Fire Detected).
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1P3ES27C3T
i failed to fix this car. i did install another new cam sensor since i could get a new one (borg warner) under warranty. i am not inclined to gamble on replacing cam and crank sensor with mopar parts since i receive the signal at pcm on lab scope and since pc... Trouble codes: P1492 (batt temp too hight).
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L check engine light VIN: 2B5WB25Z1Y
Thank you to every tech that replied to my post, five in all. I checked everything on the diagnostic chart twice. I replaced the pcm and had it programed by dealer and my nightmare job was fixed. I hope this post can help one of you techs out some day.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7HB11Y91
Thanks everyone for the replies. I still never recieved a clear cut explanation on the PCM strategy. I ASSUME that the shorted sensor generally takes out the 5v in the pcm causing the no run no comm and that it would still be able to energize the ASD relay. ...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Electronic VIN: 3D7KU28683
after searching wiring diagrams further idecided to look at or near ig. switch. bingo black wire/pink stripe 3 inches out of ig.switch rubbed through. repaired it,problem solved.
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L 4x4 VIN: 1FTDX18WOV
Thanks to all who replied. Very good responses.Turned out to be a defective gem that i installed back in april. If you get one of these that wont light the dash 4x4 light and the switch is ok suspect the gem. Thanks again . Dave.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F8Y
Thanks to everyone for the helpful information, as usual Charles was just about dead on, the pcm did have a power chip inserted in the back and was under some duct tape. The driver side UVC harness was open on the driver circuit on all but one. I think that wi... Trouble codes: P0603.
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Sensor VIN: 1FAFP33P92
the sensor is located on the underside of the top "rail" of the core support.right of center about 1 1/2".
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU74E92
Well, first and formost I would like to thank all of you for taking the time from your busy lives to help others solve problems. Time is the most valuable of all measureable things, one thing we all have the same of, and you can never get more, so thank you v... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21P93
well thank you very much for your feedback it was very useful and helped solve the issue. here are some of the thing we tried that didn't fix the truck. tried a different fuel module in frame rail, a known good FICM, plugged in the block heater, used started... Trouble codes: P2290 (icp low).
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FTRX18W73
thanks we removed left valve cover started engine it was nice and quite could not see ehere anything was out of place or rubbing reinstalled valve cover made sure it was centered engine is nice & quite thanks again
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L ipc VIN: 1FMZU73K53
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21P53
Yea! finally got this one to go. Thanks to all who took the time to help. You all had great suggestions and I went with a few. I did change the injector seals while we were there. I could not get this to hiss thru the valve covers, but I did get just a faint b... Trouble codes: P2614 (cmp signal low), P2617 (ckp signal low).
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Hard Shifts VIN: 2FMZA51674
Well, another learning experience with this Freestar. First of all, I didnít mention line pressures, but they were within normal range before disassembling this unit for the second time. There were no codes that showed on our Genisys scanner. Looking back, ...
1993 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEH6265P
I want to thank all the help I recieved on this vehicle, I went back over the vehicle and the systems in question. Customer does not drive the car alot, so we have put it on the back burner. we did put a new main relay in it, and by request, and some help with...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HKRL1856Y
Thanks to all who replied! The fix for this one was the crank sensor. I initially scoped all tdc and crank sensor and posted that they where ok. This was not true, the crank signal when the vehicle would not start was very weak. It was hard to capture on my s...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25F5X
Almost everyone nailed this one. It had a small crack in the intake gasket at #2 cylinder.You guys are the best !! THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE!! Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire).
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA01423
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L assist VIN: 1J8GW58N23
1993 Mazda RX-7 R1 1.3L tach and coolant level VIN: JM1FD331XP
HI, folks. I got the inst. panel back today and stuck it back in the car. All is right with the world. The problems are all gone! Thanks to all the people who took the time to help, it is great to have that depth at hand. Brian
2000 Mazda Protege LX 1.6L Noise VIN: JM1BJ2217Y
Most of the responses seem to revolve around the sway bar links. I did post that they were replaced aswell as the bushings, but still most of the responses were this. I did get a few responses telling me to check the rear struts for internal damage or loosenes...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BJ22541
Well guys I checked the #1 coil and #2 coil the ground(blk/wht)B terminal and power(blu/blk)A terminal. They were still ok. Still no spark on either coil. Checked pulse wire on the #1 coil(red)C terminal and the #2 coil(white)terminal C with a volt meter set t...
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L power locks VIN: 4JGAB75E84
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