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2000 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUAH28D9Y
secondary air pump coming on and off with key off the ignition intermittently. this drain the battery voltage.
1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L warm up time VIN: WBACG6329S
we have a 1995 bmw 1.8l that takes a very long time to reach operating rad hose is about 175F the lower hose is about 150F it has a new t-stat and no over heating promblem the electric fan is working fine vent temp is 130F compliant is it takes a long...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8329T
Good morning! We have been having some bad luck with this 7 in our shop. Car came in for a lf wheel bearing and rough running, sounded simple enough! We did bearing, and started troubleshooting the rough idle. We got 2 misfire codes for #1 and #3 cylinders, sm... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2), P0304 (misfire 4)
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Radio Multifunction display VIN: 5UXFA53582
Hi fellow Techs I have this 02 Bmw X5 that came in with the multifunction display inop and the radio will come on for the first 30 seconds and then nothing. We can not communicate with the display module or the radio with our scan tool (Autologic). Also can n...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L oil cooler VIN: 1G6DM57N33
car was towed in with for a oil leak problem, come to find out the oil is pooring out of the coolent system. we see that there is a cooler in the middle of the engine, but none of us have ever done one, we were just looking for some insite from someone that ha...
1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCHG39RXV
Just to clarify, I do not claim to be a "trans guy". I have rebuilt several 350 and 400 THM's back in the day, so I have some idea what is going on in a trans, but I don't claim to be an expert, and usually install a reman, or send them to a trans shop. I was ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Shift indicator VIN: 1GCEK14W2Y
This pick-up has an issue of shift indicator's inoperation; a block around PRNDL does not lit up. I have replaced used transmission and Found shift indicator's not working. Replacing neutral safety switch (shift sensor?)did not solve the problem. Replaced clus...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Collision Repair VIN: 4687980989
Antenna replacement, has anybody out there done one?? I have the coax pulled through the passenger side fender well, we cant get it back in, and shining light cant be seen, seems to dis-appear in the dash somewhere. Pulling hair, please help???
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G1WH52K63
Good day people. I have this 03 Chev Impala that would intermittently do a no crank with VTD ( vehicle theft deterent) light flashing. Try to check for codes or data in BCM. No communication with BCM and interior and exterior lights would flash when I attempte...
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5450673541
this goes out to fleet techs. We've been getting hard start with only E85 fuel vehicles only. Short term fuel at 3% long term is at 25%. Hard starting is cold only at below 40F fuel preasure is at 62psi at key on first cycle injector flow is even across the bo... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK13T76
This truck came in for a tune up and check engine light. P0300. Tuned up the truck and ran much better. New A/C Delco plugs, wires, fuel filter, and air filter was nearly new. Came back with a P0300 code again. With scanner hooked up, we can watch #5 cylinder ... Trouble codes: P0300
1987 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L engine VIN: 1C3BJ55E6J
Hey everyone hope someone can help! A friend of mine purchased this car and was hoping i could fix the rough idle. Engine seems to almost have a sputter at idle like a secondary ignition problem! I have replaced all secondary ignition parts including spark plu...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L starter VIN: 1C3EL56U71
keeps blowing start and fuel pump fuse
2001 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Overheats VIN: 2C3HC56G31
Not making any sense of this one. After driving or idleing, temp gauge goes up to 3/4 and high speed fans come on. The low speed fans come on, but won't cool engine. At idle , radiator is hot in inlet side and cool on outlet side. I'm feeling the air from the ...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Dash light and dome light VIN: 3C8FY78G23
dash and dome lights are flickering intermittently. Replace battery and alternator, alternator had 1.582 volts AC. With new alternator in vehicle AC voltage is 2.300. any ideas on problem. Tested power and grounds at PCM and at alternator all seem to be good.
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Mode door VIN: 2C8GF68484
Car came in a couple of weeks ago with mode stuck in "vent"(face)position, all other parts of system work, including rear mode and dual zone in front. My Modis won't access ATC, and Alldata was not much help. Someone on IATN had the same exact problem as mine ...
2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L thermostat housing VIN: KLATA22641
Hello all and thanks in advance, I had this Daewoo towed in over the weekend and they said it was running fine and then a puff of smoke and it started to overheat, upon inspection I found the thermostat housing had separated at the seam where it is molded/glue...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3D7HF13Z3T
Dies at operating temp. Runs fine cold. Replaced cam, crank, plugs, wires,cap, rotor, iac motor, timing chain, check throttle body, intake gaskets.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L oil cumspution VIN: 3B7HF13Z0W
1ST time customer came in with a rough idle and burning oil, so I check for vacuum inside the engine with the PVC out, so I replaced the lower intake gasket with a new plate ,bolts,gaskets and upper manifold bolts. Still have vacuum inside the engine. and has ...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L low vacuum @idle VIN: 3B7HC13Y9Y
I was on vacation and did not get to test the truck on last posting, Thanks again to all the people for there help. These are the test I performed when I got back yesterday. compression (hot) #1 1st puff 75 Last puff 140, #3 90 -160 , #5 90 - 160, #7 90 - 160,...
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-150 XL 4.9L Clutch pedal VIN: 1FTDF15Y1S
Truck came in with broken clutch pedal rod.Replaced clutch master cylinder and rod. Vehicle returned 2 days later with clutch rod off of pedal assembly. Removed pedal assembly and replaced bushings, test drove.Truck is back again with the same problem, clutch ...
1995 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14Y6S
hello, i have a 1995 ford f150 pick up that wont start. it will crank over and start if you shoot brake clean in it .as soon as you stop feeding it ,it will shut off. i have 55lbs of fuel pressure in the rail. i removed the injectors and ohm tested them ,they ...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Overdrive VIN: 1FMSU43F1Y
Transmission will not go into lockup at highway cruise speeds. P0743 will store after driving at highway speeds for 5 miles. Flashed PCM with factory software, reset all codes and test drove. O/D does not engage and P0743 does reset after driving: While test d...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FMRU15W71
This truck belongs to a dealer friend of mine they get it from an auction, it looks like somebody try to find the problem, also I can see they replaced the transmission because everything is loose: fuel lines,harnesses etc. The problem is a strong hesitation l...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34Z23
hi all. car came in with code p2274. my scanner def. b1s3 oxygen sensor no activity. replace with new one from dealer but still no switching on live data. all data don't even have this code number or pin point test for this code. any idea would help. thank i... Trouble codes: P2274 (bank one sensor three no activity)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
Customer brought truck in from dealer with injector #1 misfire. He brought it to me to save some $$. My question is: Where is cylinder #1? not alot of experience with ford diesels. Passenger side cylinder numbers are 1-3-5-7 front to back right? Thanks in adva...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L lifters VIN: 1FTPX14575
hello everyone just trying to get some info here i have this three valve ford 5.4l with lots of lifter noise out of right side of motor my question is can you remove the lifters with out removing the camshaft and is the a way to remove followers without specia...
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...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L drive line VIN: 1HGCD5636T
This one is for the Honda guys, this is our shop loaner car,it has big miles but runs great and trans shifts ok for the milage but if you drive it in high gear at 40-50 mph and give it a slight load it shakes like crazy through the floor and shifter,we replace...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD7239V
The exact condition that remains is as follows: You let the car sit either over night or at least 3 hours and start the vehicle cold. The car will misfire on #1 cylinder for approximately 20 to 30 seconds and then smooth out, from that point on the vehicle wil... Trouble codes: P1399 (manufacturer specific misfire code), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L convertor VIN: 2HGES26711
Regarding Honda Civics – mainly 2001 – there seems to be a problem with the auto transmission torque converter “shedding" the lock up lining and plugging the internal filter. In turn this causes the car to stop moving and requires rather extensive teardown S...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L ignition switch VIN: KMHWF35HO4
customer has broken key in ignition switch and it cannot be removed. need the procedure for removing the ignition switch assembly
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L rear end VIN: 4S2DM58W62
after replacing the bearing we still have a slight vibration in the rear. 4 new tires have been installed. the wheel mounting surface, to the rotor hat surface has been cleaned and is rust free. the rear drive shaft balance was checked and the u-joints were re...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Differential VIN: 1J4GZ78S3S
Hi guys. i have a 1995 grand cherokee 4x4 in my shop. once the vehicle warms up it seems to bind up. you feel it labour and slow up then the rear wheel chirps and something lets go and it's fine for about 2 seconds then it binds and releases again.this is cons...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1J8HR58205
Sorry to trouble you with my wife's vehicle, but she has started commenting on the issue. I noticed it occasionaly when she got it a year ago. Feels like a repetative missfire when cruising 40 to 60 mph or "fish bite" sensation. If you add throttle it goes awa...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L water pump VIN: 2DMK123LKD
ok cust brought this vech to have heater core replaced removed dash replaced core installed hoses and ran vech at idle plenty heat road test driveing city or highway heat goes away gets cold return to shop verify circulates through radiator upper hose hot lowe...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT8VK13T4P
hey guys, we got a 1993 lexus es300 in our shop right now, that originally got towed in because it wouldnt idle anymore. I found a tps that was not seeing closed throttle position, so iacv was not being used. I reset tps, car ran fine, and idled about 650. pi...
1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB3531X
Hey guys, this is a wierd one. Had this miata come in to pull codes, code for too much egr flow, and o2 slow response, post sensor. Did not clear, car runs good. going through the diag for egr problem, checked for fuel resriction at filter, slightly clogged bu...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YUFP80D13
We have this Mazda that is setting a cyl. 4 misfire code only when held above 3000 rpm. I have swapped coils, injectors, spark plugs, and replaced uppper plenum seals with no change. I have confirmed pcm is identifying correct cylinder by removing coil from pl... Trouble codes: P0304
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L alternator/charging syst. VIN: WDBCB25DXG
Hi Mercedes benz techs , need help on this charging system (like it wouldn't be simple enough...), anyway this 300sdl is not charging. The battery and connections are in very good condition. replaced the alternator with new bosch unit. The charging light on th...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 2.3L cooling fan VIN: DA2801HF31
after repairing brakes we were bleeding system we noticed each time we applied the brakes the clutch for the belt driven cooling fan ingaged
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBJF20F1T
car was towed in from another first it would start and run for 5-10 min and then die,if it sat for a few hrs it would restart, it did that 2-3 times and now just cranks and wont run at all. i scaned and had several codes p1520,p1630,p1220,p1223,p1614 a... Trouble codes: P1520 (p1630-), P1630 (p1220-), P1220 (p1223-), P1223 (p1614-), P1614
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L key off drain on battery VIN: WDBJF72F4V
hello all, This clean 1997 26k mile car has me stumped, battery dies after 4 days without use. I have a 30 miliamp drain that appears to be connected to fuse number #4 (instrument cluster, Climate control) on main fuse box and fuse number #5,8,13,15 at fuse bo...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C180 Kompres 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDC2030462
Dear Techs, This supercharged four cylinder Mercedes has me almost beaten. It has failed the UK emission test and rightly so being rich at idle and fast idle. I can not detect and the customer reports no driveability issues although I was not over impressed w... Trouble codes: 28 (Mixture adaption too rich under partial load)
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: 4A3AA46G1Y
erratic fuel gauge operation ,i replaced fuel pump module thinking it had abad float but problem returned i am thinking it may be a tank issue and i am hoping that someone else has come across this problem
1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Converter lock up VIN: JN1HJ01F2R
Greetings, This Nissan will stall out when shifted from Park into Drive. Problem is definitley transmission related, the torque converter stays locked up causing a stall. Our testing to this point, leads us to believe the lock up solenoid in the transmission i...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D22
check can system wiring all checks good. found tsb but freeze frame data doesnt match discription.snapon scanner can communicate with pcm,srs,trans.controller and bcm.cant monitor combination meter or ipdm.any help is appreciated. Trouble codes: U1001 (can comm circuit fault), U1000 (can comm circuit fault)
1987 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Touring 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G3CX5132H
This olds has what feels like an intermit. misfire at light loads 1500 to 2000 rpm mainly going up hills. VERY intermit. to the point I've only experienced the symtom 2 times in the past year. Had my vantage and scan tool recording while it acted up once with ...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2WP1213V
Customer purchased the car in 2003, and was garaged in 2006. The car sat garaged for 3 years before being put back on the road earlier this year. The problem that this car has is that when you step on the accelerator and the boost builds up, cylinders 1,3,5 mi... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 missfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 missfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 missfire)
1999 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FV22G8X
car came to us friday with steady miss on # 6 cyl and heavy white smoke from tail pipes. Does not smell like coolant burning and radiator is full. Thought maybe diesel fuel but cust is sure thats not it as proble has been intermittant since august. Replace all... Trouble codes: P0200, P0300
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Serp Belt VIN: YS3DD78B9S
This 1995 SAAB 900S has a rocky-sounding A/C compressor, the A/C doesn't work anyway, and the cold weather is coming, to boot. I would like to put a shorter serp belt on this thing, to bypass the failing A/C compressor and keep this old soldier running thru th...
2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Safety VIN: YS3FB49Y18
hi guys a have this saab 9-3 with an airbag light on . i use the tech 2 with saab soft wear .i got 3codes u1601 unknown.b0064 d/belt.b0051 deployment .so i replace the module .code 51 comes back . do i need to program the new module with the saab tis.or the i ...
2002 Saturn L300 3.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW54R22
Hi guys this is my aunts car so you know the importance of fixing it. What the car did was quit while driving down the road and someone stopped to help and she said he wiggled the gas cap and the car started(yeah right). After it started it ran rough and shift... Trouble codes: P0727 (Engine Speed Circuit No Signal), P1780 (MIL Request by TCM)
2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L air bag light VIN: KL5VJ56L15
Hi Everyone and Thank You in advance for any help! An '05 Suzuki Verona with airbag light staying on. We have tried everything we have (the old brick, the determinator, and the modis)and we seem to get no information for suzuki on some, and can no airbag codes...
1986 Toyota Pickup Base Turbo 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4RN63B6G
came in poor idle and what felt like lean misfire just prior to turbo kicking in . found o2 sensor never went past .5 volt even with propane enrichment .while testing fuel injectors found bad wire to #1 injector. replace o2 sensor and repaired harness at #1 in...
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L steering VIN: JT5ST87K1M
car has very low assist on right turn only left feels normal,thanks for the imput in advance i kind of feel that its a rack issue but not sure
1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L Engine VIN: 1F34K89345
Thanks in advance Toyo guys. I'm posting this for a friend who is out my area, has this camry that overheats when driving. He has replaced the parts mentioned and still overheats. Does not believe head gasket is blown, it holds pressure and no coolant in cylnd...
2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E93
We replaced cat convertor and rear O2 sensor for a code PO420 code returns within 2 days,we sent to dealer for reprogram but were told we need to replace the pcm for this car to fix.I can not understand how after 137000 plus miles without a code po420 that pcm... Trouble codes: P0420
2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L T-belt / valve VIN: 4T1BF28B34
I need help from a good Toyota tech. I have a 2004 Avalon with a 3.0 24 valve VVT-i We replaced the water pump and timing belt for preventative maintenance. Now we have problems, there is a tight spot just as you come to all the alignment marks. It will spin p...

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBAAM3349Y
this is finally fix. after a long and drawn process, found ecm was internaly faulty. replaced control module and test drove for 2 weeks. all is good. thanks Trouble codes: P1542.
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L speed sensor VIN: WBAFA12010
thanks for everyones help,and yes i did damage the inner bearing seal when installing the hub,i made a little jigger to push the hub through the bearing and on the axle spline,[these cnc computor lathes are magic]similar to the bmw sst,you cannot be to careful...
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: S6VH417081
thanks for the help checked power and grounds they are ok replaced the computer runs good now
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G4WS52M9X
Thanks for all the replies. I tried a used one and got serial data and access to the PCM data stream. The car , however would not start until I had the unit reprogrammed at the dealer to suit the Buick and its BCM. Until that point the two were not speaking ... Trouble codes: U1255.
1990 Chevrolet C1500 454 SS 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14NXL
thanks to all who replied. i tried an ign. mod. and it was no help. tried the dist out of the shop truck and it fixed it. got a reman unit set it up and runs good. i still do not know why it made the batt volts pid go to 0. i guess it does not matter. thank...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G1WH55K01
Thanks everybody- we needed to enter the vin under set up new BCM on the tech two and do the theft re learn. Thats one positive on BMW's- once you do the coding and programming with the GT! or Autologic you park them and get paid!! No farting around with addit...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JF52462
Thanks everyone for your help,the orange wire from the underhood fusebox to the ecm was broken.Replaced it and fired her up! Thanks again. Trouble codes: U1000 (no communication).
2003 Chevrolet S10 ZR2 4.3L transfer case VIN: WBSBG9331W
Thanks to Charles from New York who hit it right on the head. It was the vacuum swith on top of transfer case. I replaced switch and no more problem. Also replaced front and rear diff. fluids. Thanks to all who helped.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCHC29U94
well this was a very wierd one.i started with checking the crank signal and there was no 12v to the sensor. i called the tech line and they helped me with the idea that the cam sensor is also oon this 12v line. unplugged the cam sensor and i had 12v now at the... Trouble codes: U1000.
2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L engine VIN: 2C3HC56G6Y
Cust did not approve further TDI/Repair. Based on our further tests & all of the IATN input---Results as follows; #1-Radiator was flow checked & found to be 30% restricted. #2-High speed electric cool fan inoperative (works when commanded by scanner--so proba...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Power Steering VIN: 3C8FY68B2T
Thanx to MEL!! We dug into the resevoir and found the screen. It was completely plugged!! Removed the screen and it fixed the problem. Thank you for all the input.
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L no pcm response VIN: 1B4HS48N52
The Status of the fix is as follows: Wrong motor, proven by Number of PCM wireing harness, 3 for JTEC and 4 for NGC, Could never prove to service manager wrong motor, alas one hell of a fallout occured and I was termnated;( Note to Service Managers and Owners'...
2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1B3ES26C43
problem was intermittent, only occurred two times while burning up half tank of fuel and three days of shop time, advised customer to send to dealership. Trouble codes: P2305.
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L lower left mode door VIN: 1D7HU18276
Thanks very much for the help. For the 2003 they have an updated heater box but this one already had the update. This one also had all electric actuators and no rods as sugested.. I did find some good help while searching even more online, there is a site c...
1989 Ford Ranger S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A9K
Hello All, Thanks to all who replied. It ended up being the ign module. Sorry it took so long to close. We've been pretty busy. We also had to repair some wiring in this old truck. And had to wait for customer to come up with some more money. Didn't want to in...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF25F6T
Ok, ANALization has been completed and this 7.3 repaired. The fix was twofold. 1. 276 inj #6 circuit code fixed w/ 2 v/c harnesses and pigtails.The usual glow plug circuit overheating the wiring.This should have been repaired before worrying so much about... ... Trouble codes: 276 (6 inj circuit).
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4F4YR12C5X
thanks to everybody,the reverse band was broken,had a buddy rebuild it for me works fine now,the trick about the low gear told the truth,thanks again.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPS2420X
I got 8 replies and all said get the tool to reinstall the cam sensor assembly. So I got the tool. Several mentioned dorman, does not seem to be available in Canada. Bought the sensor and assembly from FORD. I got the tool from OTC. I got #1 TO TDC. Installed...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Release from park VIN: ZFMDA5340Y
I want to thank everyone for all of the information I recieved about this situation. Unfortunately the vehicle has not been back in for anything at this time. Just to mention a few things pertaining to the answers I got, we did already check the linkage by shi...
1998 GMC Safari SL 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19WXW
Bil From Kentucky! You got it! it was the map sensor, it was not reading correctly at certain times. Checking the datalist at idle it read fine, and WOT read good too. The code would return under medium acceleration. The MAP reading didn't jive with the TPS re... Trouble codes: P0121.
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, bogs VIN: KMHCF35G9Y
finally talked customer into new oem o2 sensors. took care of 02 codes and issues, but still ran crapy. did go after voltage code and found computer reading 16-17 volts and when it acted up bad it would drop to @4 volts. when i un-plugged ais, it would go back... Trouble codes: P0562, P1402, P1403, P0141.
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Clutch VIN: 1J4GK48K34
Thanks everyone. Turned out to be a bad pressure plate as most suggested. I did not see anything visually when apart but boy was she hard to push! I installed a "Sacks" clutch kit and the difference is quite amazing! Very nice soft and smooth.
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58595
After reading all the replies... i decided to use my borascope and look in the intake elbow. found the egr passage only to have a 1/4 hole... i removed the egr tube to see if there was any blockage... none there and then removed the intake elbow. cleaned th... Trouble codes: P0069.
2001 Kia Sephia 1.8L no od VIN: KNAF812915
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28R92
Thanks again everybody, OK what I did is. I took an other look at the scanner live data and noticed that O2 sensor on that bank was switching very slow and stay mostly at mid range although the fuel trims were ok LFT between -7 to 4, and SFT mostly zero at idl... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cyl. 8 misfire detected).
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17314
Well we started by changing the pump, figuring we would be replacing pcm also, thought pump would be a safe first step. That seems to have fixed it. Thanks for the help, another albatross off the property. Trouble codes: P1688 (metering oil pump).
2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDBRF65J43
this one is fixed. the sensor is right under the throttle housing tucked away nice and neet. replaced sensor, and all is good. Trouble codes: P2007.
1987 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN1PN34S3H
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Starter VIN: 1N4EB32A2R
We seemed to have fixed the problem using a vehicle specific NAPA starter. We did not have the originaly removed starter as it was replaced 7 months ago so we were unable to count the teeth on it. The other thrre starters we tried were from Carquest. I'm uns...
1998 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01D8W
This vehicle is repaired. Received many good responses, most saying timing chain and intake leaks. As i stated we had replaced the timing components with no success even though their was an obvious problem with the chain tensioner. After hours of wasted diagno...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L heater switch VIN: JN1CA2107X
Thank you for all yoru replies, they were pretty much all the same. Replace the resistor and blower motor. I replaced the resistor and blower moter adn all works well.
2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L noise VIN: 1N4BL11E26
1992 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L Engine VIN: 1P3XA46K9N
Thank you for all the quick replies. The concensus was either a cracked head or a lot of coolant in the exhaust systen. The steam seemed to gradually diminish the more we drove the car and it wasn't using any coolant so we returned the car to the customer an...
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L pcm VIN: 1G2JB5249T
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L factory alarm VIN: 1G2WP52K9Y
This car is fixed, but it had to go to the dealer. My Solus is up to date but it doesn't support the vehicle theft system on this car at the present time. I called Snap-On to make sure. Dealer replaced the theft module according to a conversation with the cus...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65651
Thanks to all who replied! The car is comming in tommorow. I found that the vin fell in between the computers that needed to be flashed. I have made an appointment at Subaru to have it flashed and am going to replace the converter assembly with a new one under... Trouble codes: P0420.
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L reverse VIN: 4T1BG22K4V
Thank you for all the advise, we installed a used low mileage transmission and the vehicle is fixed. Saved us a lot of time wondering what was wrong inside.
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V6V
So it came down to a bad vac line. The one that is shared with the same port as the map sensor. it was off under the manifold. Fix the line and we got great vac to the map sensor. I tried a different scanner and got a different reading so that got me going in ... Trouble codes: P0172 (System rich).
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 1NXBR12E71
Thank you to all that helped me. I could not capture any hard evidence of a fault with my lab scope. So I went into a guessing game. I replaced,all four coils cam and crank sensors,maf,iac,pcm all with no fix. Customer needed car back so i had to let it go. I ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire), P0300 (Random misfire).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L after run coolant pump VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
thank you for all that helped me.. However due to illness we were not able to repair this vehicle in a timely manner for the customer. He intends to return with the vehicle.. My main question was how the coolant pump was controlled.. I did receive some go...
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