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1998 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAA24B0W
Okay, well I have this 30 valve 2.8 A6 audi with a misfire code for all cylinders on Bank 2. Codes come back once vehicle has been warmed up and driven for a few blocks. Vehicle must be driven under light or heavy acceleration. There are no symptoms felt behi... Trouble codes: P1392 (Cam sensor b2 intermittent open/short to power), P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Misfire cyl. 4), P0305 (Misfire cyl. 5), P0306 (Misfire cyl. 6)
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE6329S
hi techs,this unit has a hard time starting when cold,ecm light is on but we can not retrieve the code,5 times pusing the throttle will not flash the codes,opend up the ecm ,no water damage,we replaced the sparkplugs,when it starts up after a few try's it runs...
2002 BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0L driver heated seat VIN: 4USCN33442
Hello all, On this BMW the driver side heated seat doesnt work on the car. We do have twelve volts to the heater element when we turn it on, we beleive the elements are bad. Is there any other test we can do to verify it is the element or the control head? Th...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L ecm VIN: WBADS43493
Hey guys. The car came in for check engine light for p0492 secondary air injection system insufficient flow bank 1and bnk 2 . I Check the secondary air pump, sec air pump valve, sec air pump solonoid,change hoses to valve and solonoid, sec air pump relay, al...
1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3G4AL54N6M
vehicle sometimes is a no start and sometimes it will start and run but crappy. If you drive it down the road it will sputter, cut out, and eventually stall. I have spark, good fuel pressure, injector pulse, and compression. Need help badly. Any input is great... Trouble codes: 42 (electronic spark timing)
1992 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 5.7L runs rough all rpm VIN: 1G4BR8374N
Hello all, have this roadmaster come in a month ago for a lack of power and rough running. Checked fuel pressure spark etc. at that time found injector on passenger side not spraying fuel. Had battery voltage at positive side and could make it spray if I groun...
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AG55M4T
The "Service Engine Soon" light is on all the time. We are unable to communicate with the PCM; in fact the scan tool is unable to talk to any module on the car. We accessed the PCM. All PCM powers and grounds check out OK. The wires from the DLC to the PCM are...
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: S6VH417081
hello techs buick has no start no service engine soon light wont comunacate with scanner securety light goes off when trying to start fuel presure 50 psi has spark no injector pulse fuel pump runs all the time when key is on fuel pump relay clicking on and off...
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G4WS52M9X
Hey GM techs! shop key tells me pcm sends initial serial data with key on to bcm and aldl. Without this bcm sets a security light and locks me out from a start situation. I can manually start the car by creating a ground on pin 86 at the starter relay. Bcms ra... Trouble codes: U1255
2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2G4WF5514Y
We replace the cat converter twice ,we flush the radiator and we replace the thermostat making no difference, we ran the vehicle on the dyno , with the gas analyzer connected , then we externally activate the EGR valve and we saw the NOX coming down . However ...
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Steering VIN: 1G4HPP54KX
cust state that she is have trouble getting the car out of park in the mounings. and then there is a electric snapping noise in the left front door speaker sub wolfer area when you open up one of the other 3 doors. for the getting out of park i have already ch...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DB03754
Vehicle Starts & runs. Trans. not shifting and error message in Odometer Display. was wanting to know if anyone has any common places the wiring may be rubbing. We checked all visible wiring for chaffing. Pins #2 of the DLC & Pin#58 PCM are testing 7.73K Ohms....
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L evap VIN: 1G6KE57Y41
i need help on this car intalled new purge valve oem from cadi. the light comes back with in 1 min of driving p0443 and inspection monitors all ready exp. evap and sec.air put no sec.air code. thank you Trouble codes: P0443 (evap canister purge valve)
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)
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1NE52J7Y
Car came in mil light on with P0442 purge valve had charcoal in it smoked system found vent valve open all the time replaced all three parts road tested car three times for 10 miles customer picked up car Friday Saturday light came on same code smoke test agai... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap small leak detected)
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF52F23
vehicle was test driven several times for a total of 55 miles. returned to customer as fixed. cust returned 3 days later 100 more miles and stated all dash lights coming on again. codes u1016-1064 and 1088 returned. sdm burned again. could a loss of ground cau... Trouble codes: U1064 (loss of comm w/ bcm), U1301 (class 2 shorted to battery), U1000 (loss of seral communicaton 4 class 2), U1016 (no state of health from pcm), U1088 (loss of comm with sdm-sir)
2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 3.5L Harsh engagement 1-2nd shift harsh VIN: 1G1ZU648X4
Guys , Girls - Hello. First of all I dont do transmissions except to R&R and monor maintenance and repairs. What I have is this Malibu that had an awful noise in the front of it. After a closer look reveiled sludge and metal in the pan I just got a used one fr...
2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Cruise Control VIN: 3GNFKI6ZX6
I have a cruise control that is inop. Cruise light work when commanded by scanner and scanner shows all controls working correctly. There is a code that resets right a way in the BCM (B2961 Key in Ign. fault). We found the button was broken when the lock cylin...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L Surge VIN: 2C8GP74L41
This one is stumping me, the computer is comanding it to idle at 1200rpm and the computer is comanding it to 2.4 gm/sec most of the time. The idle is eratic but most times it idles around 1200 in park or in drive, every now and then it will idle down to 900. c...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Surge, Stall VIN: 2B3HD46R9Y
car runs fine at cruse but wen it cams to a stop it surge and stalls it will start fine i have clean the iac motor the and throttle body an it seams to do the same think no codes present i replace the cam sensor it had a p1391 code and the cam sensor pattern w...
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L extended crank VIN: 3B7MF33682
what this truck is doing it has a extended crank to start after it sits for a while ,if we just bump the ignition to let the lift pump prime and watch the fuel pressure build to 15lbs it will start instantly we have checked the supply lines and connections by ...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L no gear engagement VIN: 1B3EL36X12
Car originally came to us in limp-in mode in july. Scanned and found 2-3 shift solenoid code. Replaced just that solenoid and shifted great. It came back in august because of a front end collision but it drove/shifted fine. Just came back to us again (about 20...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WD2YD74213
First off, I apologize for not having the ECM codes with me. I will post them as an update once I get to work. This Sprinter is a basketcase towed to us after the dealer told my customer he needed a $20000 engine replacement. The truck was supposedly running f...
2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L wipers VIN: 1D8GU28K07
vehicle brought in with wipers going in-op during operation, scanned data while operating switch, all inputs good, checked tipm relays with scanner all are functioning put there is no output to motor. has anyone had any issues with these intergrated power modu...
1988 Ford Bronco XLT 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1RMEU15H4J
Vehicle came in for lack of power complaint. Back fires from intake and exhaust under load in park. Fuel pressure is 34 psi, within specs. Vacuum gauge shows steady reading. When test driving at full throttle engine will rev to 3400-3500 max. At 3500 engine st...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF25F6T
Hey, Strokers! I have a 7.3 w/ a problem. When I started it this morning,lots of white smoke and misfiring. The entire left bank was cold ([...]). Pids on the ids indicated 260 to 280 degrees F of engine oil temp.Engine cold at this time.SES on, no codes? ... Trouble codes: 276 (6 inj circuit)
1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E8X
Misses bad on cylinders 1-2-3, so far I have switched up and down stream O/2 Sensors and that didnt change a thing. I checked for vaccum leaks around intake and doesnt seem to be any, Some things I have noticed is a wierd almost "chirping" sound in the motor, ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0172
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4F4YR12C5X
dont know much about transmissons hope you can help .truck goes good forward,all gears change good,but hass no reverse,checked reverse survo plate gasket,could not see a problem,could aband be bad,reverse band,or is transmission shot,i just baught the truck at...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L speedo VIN: 1FAPGFEUKY
have this windstar speedo wont exceed 40 km per hr. replaced cluster and still same problem. checked all wiring it seems fine. scanner reads correct speed of vehicle at all speeds.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FTSW31L61
Hi all; Problem; WIPERS don't work until the key has been on for 26 seconds. After that they work normally until the key is turned off and then the delay of 26 seconds again occures after the key is turned back on. Normal operation of the wiper delay system an...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L high pressure pump VIN: 1FTSX31F22
had oil leak on pump removed pump fixed o ring on bolt has never restarted will start if i run it on spray but high oil pressure am i missing something???
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P44
I have a customer complaining of a hard to start issue on cold soak... Ive pulled codes po261,po267,po264,po270,po611,po273,po279,po276,po282. When you try to crank it seems like its misfiring and if it does crank up it dumps a bunch of smoke. seems to take ab...
1999 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L abs module VIN: 1GDHK34F9X
vehicle came in with a blown rear brake line, after replaceing the line unable to get any pressure to the rear wheel cylinders or the front brake calipers, good pressure to the abs module from the master cylinder, brake pedal is high & firm not spongy...abs mo...
2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L No Start VIN: 3GKFK16T1Y
Got this 2000 GMC yukon 4wd customer stalled when driving. whats happening is i have no injector pulse and no signal to the fuel pump relay i do have correct power and ground at the relay but no power signal from ECM. I can control the fuel pump relay with Tec...
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L engine VIN: 1GKDT13S54
any techs out there with input is greatly appericated. i've got a 2004 gmc envoy with an intermittent engine vibration ( not a missfire ), the engine shakes enough to be noticeable but not hard like a miss. customer hears a noise once in a while, none heard on...
2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK66U75
weve got this 05 gmc yukon denali keeps throwing code P0455 if u clear the light two days later its back,weve smoke tested this vehicle with a tech II to seal the system countless times after replacing various parts that looked like they were leaking weve repl... Trouble codes: P0455 (large leak detected)
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM2193S
car came in with p0135, o2 sensor heater circuit fault b1s1,customer stated fuel mileage was terrible, scanner read, heater circuit fault, "yes" check power & ground to heater circuit OK. replaced sensor. (very expensive sensor, by the way!) cleared codes road... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Infiniti I30 T 3.0L no reverse VIN: JNKCA31A1Y
vehicle has no reverse. Customer stated that vehicle showed no signs of trans failures (well typical failure anyways no slip or anything like that). It has all the forward gears. Fluid is not burnt, no codes in the TCM or the PCM. Found one TSB on alldata for ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Headlamp VIN: SAJEA51D52
Hey everyone, I have a slight problem with a girlfriend's Jaguar. I have replaced the left side low beam headlamp bulb 4 times since Feburary. The bulb is only lasting about 2 months. I am using bulbs that I got from NAPA and also a local discount chain. The b...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FX58S3T
2001 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L h VIN: 1J4GW58N31
hello Im looking for some advice on how to remove this evaporator box I have spent a whole day on this and still cant remove the panel that is in front of this box seems to me like something is holding it in the middle of the panel that is front the evap box b...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4GW48S52
Vehicle is over heating even after replacing the water pump, thermostat, and coolant temp sensor. I did notice the fans have 2 speeds after watching another jeep in the shop. The jeep that's over heating I think has a problem with the fans because the high spe...
2006 Jeep Commander Limited 4.7L exhaust manifold
I have this commander coming in friday for a passenger side exhaust manifold leak. The rear 2 bolts are broken off. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Does not look like there is much access in there. Thank you.
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L No communication VIN: JTHBF30G93
Can't communicate with this car with the Techstream or the Cardaq. Car runs fine, no lights on, no problems. Customer just believes there is a Flash available for trans so I was going to hook and see if there was. But I continually get cannot communicate with...
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...
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1YVHP80DX5
Just looking to see if anyone has seen this problem before. Simple system for TAC, but I can't duplicate the concern. I am concerned about sending it out because it has already almost caused an accident twice. Any experience with this would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P2135 (TPS A/B correlation)
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L strut reseal VIN: WDBNG70J21
have not done the strut seal install yet any thing i should look out for is special tool required for snap ring removal or can you remove with out? pump was weak from leak, have installed new pump / filter and relay want to install seal kit at strut top but ha...
1997 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3MELM65L9V
Hey guys! I'm posting this for a friend/tech at another shop (They have no internet at this time). This 1997 Mercury Mystique is driving him insane. It has already been to two prior shops and nobody has been able to fix it. The problem is a flashing Check Engi... Trouble codes: P0302
1998 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZV1114W
Well I have this van than is giving me a headache, It has been having a misfire intermediate from time to time maybe every 2 months for a couple of weeks, but now is pretty much all the time, specially after warm up, running really rich, I try 2 reman. distrib... Trouble codes: P0300 (Ramdom misfire), P0325 (Knock Sensor)
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L base brakes/rotors VIN: WMWRF33465
Since they all are getting hot, she doesn't drive with two feet and there is no rust or corrosion, it seems like a hydralic issue to us,. Have any of you "enjoyed" the same issue? any suggestions?? I'm beginning to hide under the desk when she comes by. Thanks...
2000 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 6MMAP67P1Y
a very low spark at ignition leads fuel pressure good
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.8L Unknown VIN: 4A3AK24F46
customer concern that pedal is lower than normal have changed master cly with new one from mitsubitshi
1998 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01D8W
This nissan came in with a rough running concern. During cranking the engine kicks back several times before finally starting. At idle the engine surges and quickly dies. Usually within 20 seconds. During a test drive it has low power and noticable spark knock...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D91
aafter the trans was replaced, the car begins to idle very slowly and will die,. the idle air valve is open alll the way and the short term fuel trim is -25% the o2 sensor read rich at idle but normal under road conditions the maf sensor was disconnected and m...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1G3NF12E41
hi i got the cylender 2 misfire and i changed spark plugs wires fuel injecter ignition coil module Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L headlights, radio VIN: 1G3WS52H32
Good Day All and thanks for your time. I'm working on a 2002 Olds Intrigue. The problem is when you remove the key and exit the vehicle, the headlights and radio stay on. The only way to power off the radio and lights is... hehe to scroll the dimmer switch fo...
1998 Other Ford 4700 7.6L Hesitation, Poor Power VIN: 1HTGRAAR6X
Diesel guys, HELP. This truck has been passed around like a joint, and now I have it. It has a power issue. It is powered by a DT466E single box engine and an Allison 6sp automatic trans. When empty it runs a bit sluggish, but is driveable and OK. When loaded ...
2002 Suzuki Aerio GS 2.0L lifters VIN: JS2RA41S32
Hi Guys Long story. The end. Rebuilding and trying to keep cost down for customer(or lose job all together). Want to try to re-pump up the hydrolic lash adjusters, but Alldata has stupid info on lifters and no procedure to re-pump them. Does anyone know the C...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L pedal vibrates VIN: JT3VN39W5M
all of the work has been done at our shop. no doubt in my mind of the quality of work performed. here's the problem; after the customer had the vehicle returned to him , with all of the work mentioned, the customer came back one month later, with the complan...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V2T
Have this vehicle that light came on and retrieved code PO401, did visual inspection and found nothing out of ordinary. Did a check by applying vacuum to EGR at idle and vehicle stalled. Removed hose to EGR valve and when warm at 2500 rpm there is no vacuum. t... Trouble codes: P0401

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2003 Audi A6 3.0L brakes VIN: WAUJT64B43
Adjusting the booster rod did the trick, the customer has put over 200 miles on the car so I feel it is fixed Thanks for all the help
2004 Audi S4 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUPL68E54
As suggested by most of you who sent in responses I replaced the O2 sensor even though is tested is specs. The light is out and as yet has not returned, Thanks again Bob Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 Value of resistande too small), P2231 (O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 Signal circuit shorted to heater circuit).
2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WAULD64B34
I received several replies reguarding the cam and crank position sensors. I did test them and I found the signals to be weak. I replaced them but it did not change the starting problem. Perhaps my test equipment was not sensitive enough or I had poor connecti...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBAET37472
thank you for replies. The seat pad in the pass front is the problem. I was able to get a coworker to sit in the seat and I could look at occupancy data with autologic while readings would change. The part is ordered! Thanks again! Ralph [...]
1998 Buick Riviera 3.8L outlet temperature VIN: 1G4GD2219W
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L door locks & switches VIN: 1G6KY5492X
Paul from Ontario and I were on the same wave-length as far as many more splices being corroded. Again with the help of some excellent wiring diagrams from techs on here, I recognized the splice right next to the original splice that used a scotchlock design b...
2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54YXY
Hi guys. Cleaned and replaced all the grounds mentioned. Took about an hour. During that time key was one click forward showing only the prndl display and likely allowing power to numerous modules etc. When i went to start the car thinking i had done all i cou... 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).
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCEK19R6W
Fixed it. Got 20 excellent replies, most of which pointed towards the fuel pressure issue as the problem. MAF was mentioned as a possibility and we did seriously consider that but found our MAF readings would increase at the rate expected to match rpms at all ...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K71
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L t-case VIN: 1GNEK13T64
Well, we were able to fix the problem quickly on this one. Due to the mileage we decided to replace the motor/sensor assy. Thanks for all of the advise, you guys were right on the money!
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Losing heat
Thanks for the help guys. It is fixed now. 1st I did flush the htr core and afterwards it went from 160 degrees at the hoses to 187 degrees after the flush. It felt pretty good and then I took for a test drive as I was driving I was going down a more rough roa...
2007 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KK53H27
well thank you guys, gary from indiana was correct. i took the valve cover off and one of the pushrods wasnt moveing. i took off the cylinder head and replaced both sets of lifters. problem solved. i also took apart the offending lifter and could only see a li... Trouble codes: P0301.
1993 Ford F F700 6.6L Hydroboost
Thanks to every one, I let the customer take the vehicle and at the end of the day he called and said the pedal went back to normal. Thanks again Dean [...]
1997 Ford F-150 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FTEX08L0V
thomas was right. it was the oil cooler with a crack. Thank you for the help. I was thought this site was for helping people fix cars not how to run shop.my reason for finding leak was for future problems. not to repair this engine although i did. I guess all...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L pings VIN: 2FMZA5142Y
i want to thank everybody who gave there idea and experience.after prying some info i found the van started pinging after she got it back from the body shop,front left damage,checked grams per seconds at idle about 2.9 only,idled great. found that it had a 3.0...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Electronic VIN: W11NB18354
went to scanner had code p0500 vss sensor,we had replaced it with aafter market,this time went to ford got one cleared codes,speedometer wroks ,low range light off.ok didnt beleave my fix so put old vss back in,acted up did same thing,put new one back works fi...
2009 Ford F550 6.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FDAF57R69
the vehicle was sent to Karl Klement Ford and they fixed it. The wiring harness came loose under right hand valve cover and there was a bad spot on it too in this location. They repaired it and it is not acting up at all. Trouble codes: P0194 (fuel rail pressure).
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FK29S0S
found pcm intermittently sending 6+volts onto ckp sensor signal wire causing internal ckp sensor open circuit between terminals "a" & "c" (spec. between "a" & "c" is 900-1200 ohm) Trouble codes: 19 (crankshaft position sensor).
2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L dash gauges VIN: 1GKEK13T51
thanks all for the replys. We did ck for ground connections on motor cyl head. this did have a remote starter that we took off I hate those things. all the fuses in fuse box were tight. Customer has a time set up to remove dash cluster. The vehical was b...
2005 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GTJK33225
I got 4 replies on this, and am thankful for the advice. Brent and Justin were the closest on this. What I found is the wiring ti the IDM was shorting on the alternator bracket. It has a support arm for the wiring and I guess it supported it a little to much. ... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam and crank correlation), P0301 (missfire 1 cyl.), P0335 (crank sensor), P0341 (cam sensor), P1223 (inj. 1 output circuit).
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1658Y
Special thanks to mark, scott and jacob, the fix was the tsb for the updated pcm and fuel pressure regulator. The problem was we just tried first a new fuel pressure regulator then when that did not fix it we ordered up the pcm/fuel pressure regulator kit, but... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire detected), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire detected), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected), P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire detected).
2001 Honda Insight 1.0L dies VIN: JHMZE13791
Yes this car is fixed. The battery nor the Ignition switch were bad. The problem was the pcm. We disconnected the 12volt battery and touched the battery cables together which reset the PCM. reconnected battery and the car runs fine.
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Wipers VIN: SAJWA71C04
First off thanks to all that replied. The consensus is this is the normal operation of the wipers. All that replied felt so and I tried another '04 XJ8 experiencing the same results. I spoke with a dispatcher at the local Jaguar dealership who drives an '04 XJ...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L fuel pump VIN: 5ALTW19494
The autologic reflash of the computers was the fix. We used Lights Out Colorado who came to our shop and did the work. A dead battery in a Land Rover needs a reflash? Another reason to take care in what you own and where you live when making a buying decision....
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW19454
2 replies about faulty purge valve; 1 reply about leak at fuel tank. Customer wants car fixed, but does not want to pay! Waiting for him to come back in. Advised we would have to begin by replacing purge valve, then see if problem is fixed. Car also has head g... Trouble codes: P0445.
2002 Lexus LX470 4.7L No Start VIN: JTJHT00W12
Tanks to all who responded, after checking EVERY connector and splice on this truck we did replace the fuse box that holds the relays, and the small fuse junction box near the battery (more as a precaution). We found the current flow to the ECU was lacking o...
2004 Maserati Coupe GT 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZAMBC38A43
Particular thanks to Stewart [...] for really going above and beyond to help me out on this. The P1556 code represents either low fuel level or a faulty fuel pump. After my fuel press. test showed no pressure I checked the fuel gauge and realized the car had c... Trouble codes: P1556 (unkown), P0300 (p0305-), P0305 (p0306-), P0306 (p0307-), P0307 (p0308-), P0308 (testing and results).
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JM1BK34324
thanx for all the replies, rbergen was spot on when he said check the car it came out of, turns out the engine was out of a mazda 6!!! the salvage yard totally lied to the customer, imagine that!!! we got the right engine from our yard and no problems thanx a...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 107.044-12
Thank you all for all your replies and help. I am sorry to leave this open for so long but we have been busy and have not had a lot of time to get back to working on the Benz. Unfortunately we were unable to fix this vehicle at this time as winter is setting...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEB31E9S
Thanks to everyone , as most of you guys said it is the timing on the injection pump is off, re-align the pump & everything is okay now. Thanks again
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L bushings VIN: WDBLJ70G61
Thanks to all that replied. After further inspection we suggested that car be brought to dealer. Dealer gave no concrete diagnosis except that it appears to be bad bushings in suspension/subframe. Customer would not grant open ticket authorization to repair ...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1HZ14S9G
Hello there. After much testing and frustration I was able to fix this one. It turns out that the computer went bad. I found a used one in Calif. I guess the ground in the computer burns up and is not able to ground the pump. A special thanks to Charlie in Nor...
1996 Nissan 200SX SE 1.6L No start VIN: 1N4AB42D6T
I took in all the replies over the past 24 hours and perked on it. I still hadn't heard what I expected. Then it came from Paul [...]. "before tearing anything apart, put a little trans fluid in each cylinder, re-install spark plugs and crank over. this sh...
1997 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1V
First I would like to thank everyone for there replies, and sorry in taking so long to close the post but I was waiting for the monitors to reset and as you know Nissan can be difficult. Ok now for the fix. It ended up being a wiring problem, its funny when I ... Trouble codes: P0443 (Purge control solenoid).
2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06AX5
Coustomer went to dealer because alot of the help replies said that the cats were covered at the dealer for 80,000 miles. I have not heard from the coustomer so far but when I do I will post the findings for the truck. Thank you again for all your time. Thanks... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WS52HX1
It was an air valve on the right side of the engine, as many of you had suggested - thanks for your help!! Haven't gotten to the transmission code yet. Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary Air Injection System), P1811 (Max Adapt and Long Shift).
1984 Porsche 911 3.3L ignition switch VIN: WPOAB0910E
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L noise VIN: 4S3BH66572
Thanks for all of the responses, ended up evacuating the complete system and recharging with freon and oil. Customer brought donuts back a week later and was very happy. Thanks
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C23
We checked everything as suggested, including removing and replacing the glow plugs. No parts were used, but engine light is staying off now - thanks! Trouble codes: P0671 (1 Glow Plug Circuit).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSE69M53
Well thank you all once again for your help. This vehicle/ POS is fixed. What I don't understand is how VW gets away with selling a car that self destructs. Anyway no more temp light and yes, the new sensor has a green body. Hopefully no more issues with this...
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