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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L vtm-4 VIN: 2HNYD18641
This MDX VTM-4 system has a trouble code 77 coming on after a short drive. This is ALLData's answer: DTC 77: PCM Clear the DTC. Test-drive the vehicle, and watch for the VTM-4 indicator light. Does the VTM-4 indicator light come on? YES - Go to step 3. NO -...
1998 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L abs VIN: WAUED28D6W
The ABS on this car energizes briefly at almost exactly 20mph about 1/3 of the time when braking down past that speed. No codes are stored. Knowing the problems with the modules we have sent the module off to be tested and rebuilt. This made no change. All of ...
2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L abs VIN: WAUM54D01N
Im in this car with a vagcom tool and am triing to see if i can zero the steering angle sensor in basic settings 04 i think its supposed to be the first option but its not giving me the option in there. When i checked the output of the sensor on the scan tool ...
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEF78E96
audi tech, please help. car came in with check engine light on. 2dtc p2187 & p0441. replace evap purge valve and crankcase vent valve. car came back in 3days with same dtc. fuel trim slightly lean, smoke test on intake and evap system, no leak found at all. ba... Trouble codes: P2187 (bank 1 system too lean at idle no siganl communication), P0441 (evap emission control system incorrect flow lower limit exceed)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L abs VIN: WBAAM3338Y
I have a 323 with the dsc light on inter. codes from my autologic are A5 and A6 pressure sensor 1 and 2 faults. Clear codes and A5 re-occurs just idleing in shop without moving. I see no reference to A5 and A6 codes, can any one clue me in and maybe common occ...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33426
I really need help on this one! I pulled a code 10082 and mitchel says no info/dealer only. I checked secondary air pump and it was inop. I checked inputs at relay and they were all there...relay smoked...high amp draw at air pump...moisture damage. Replaced a... Trouble codes: 10082 (p1416 secondary air valve)
2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L no tiptronic shifing VIN: WBANF73587
hello all, we have this 2007 bmw 530xi with a tiptronic automatic. it does not have paddle shifters. when you move the shifter over to use the tiptronic shifting, the car does not register that you are in tiptronic mode. it shifts completely normally otherwise...
1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW32L6R
I teach high school auto shop. this car belongs to another teacher. Has stalling problems on decel. My students and I have tried 3 different scanners and all state NO COMMUNCIATION for any of the systems (pcm, trans, abs, etc) (snapon solus, mt2500 and Genisis...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2GTEK19K3S
this truck runs fine when idling hot or cold but when put in gear it falls flat on it's face we have checked everything in fuel system and the ingnition system and all checks out as great anyone ever run into this problem before or have any ideas as to what el...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L tcc VIN: 2G1WL52M2S
Please help. This transmission shifts fine except for tcc. At highway speeds if you are coasting if will go into 4th gear but as soon as you touch the throttle it downshifts to 3rd. Scanner shows it on and off. Have disconnected the wire to engage tcc and stil...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GNEK13R3X
I have a 1999 Chevy Tahoe that has the "Death Wobble". Around 45 mph after hitting a bump. The vehicle steering wheel shakes so bad, you have to pull over to regain control of the truck. I've checked the whole steering/suspension. I found very small play in th...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCHK24U04
Thanks for any help I can get. This truck came in on the hook with a no start. Customer stated that all gauges except tach quit working and all warning lights on cluster came on. When truck was turned off it would not restart. I attemped to scan with Tech 2 bu...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L Electronic VIN: 1GNEK13V03
Truck came in with a bad slippery transmission, install complete reman from the dealer a week later customer came back & his complian is the 4WD light is on & the front axels are engaging on & off & feels that when he's turning, & he insist he never had that i...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L monitor will not se, VIN: 1GCHK29U64
thanks to all in advance. This one has been giving me a hard time for 3 days. Vehical came in with po442 code and po455 code, smoked system three times and no leaks found.Changed gas cap and vent solenoid, still no monitor set and tighten gas cap will display ...
2004 Chevrolet Colorado Sport 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCCS19684
Customers complaint was engine dies intermittently dies at stops, start and immediatly die, no crank, check engine light on, power reduction message. Scanned and found multiple codes CO899, V1064,PO601A, PO601. Suspect bad PCM, archives have simalar fix with n... Trouble codes: C0899, V1064 (Communication Loss with BCM), P601, P0601
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19B95
ok guys this one is driving me crazy 2005 silverado w/5.3l. vehicle came in with complaint of running rough when cold. scanned vehicle and found misfires on #3 and 4 cylinders. checked compression on every cylinder and found 160lbs on all. checked for injecto... Trouble codes: P0300
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L headlights VIN: 1GNDV23126
Hi guys, This uplander here came in with a complaint of "headlights going dim". Checked out and found battery voltage fluctuates from aroud 13V-14.5V. Unplug signal wires going to alternator, Voltage stabilizes, but obviously stops charging. We replaced altern...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L cluster VIN: 1C4GP64L4W
Hey there Chry guys. I'm wating for customer to call back, on a ok to continue. Vehicle does not crank, has power from switch to starter relay. PCM not grounging it. NO CLUSTER operation. All fuses ck good. No commuication to any of the modules. I can read dat...
2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Lighting VIN: 2A4GP44R36
I have an odd lighting issue. First off the insturment cluster is inop, no speedo, gauges, and odometer is blank. I have no turn signals. When the turn signal is turned on the corresponding daytime running light shuts off and when the hazard switch is pressed ...
2006 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L engine VIN: 2A4GM68466
Hello, I have this Pacifica that taps like a loose rocker. However the noise comes and goes, and we either cannot tell which side of the engine it comes from or it changes from the front bank to the back. Sometimes the noise is gone completely and comes back s...
2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L pab VIN: 2A4GP44R76
OK, got a van that the radio was stolen out of. Two connection were cut when they stole the radio, the main plug and sat radio plug. We have a airbag light on that comes with no code number and a PAB disable warning Lamp open short to ground. So I started chec...
1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Lack of power VIN: 1B6MF36C0S
Customer complains of no power, Vehicle accelerates fine. Boost readings are in 1st gear @ 2500rpm 14" 2nd gear @ 2500rpm 17" 3rd gear @ 2500rpm 17" Overdrive @ 2500rpm @ 17". At highway speeds under a pull 8% incline the vehicle flattens out @ 2500rpm @ appro...
2001 Dodge Durango 5.9L 4WD High VIN: 1B4HS28Z71
Vehicle came in with complaint of steering binding up on turns. Parking lot road test confirmed the problem, but it's not steering, bit's stuck in 4WD Hi. Rotated switch numerous times from Hi to AWD; correct lights come on, but TCase does not shift. Ran it th...
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18N96
hey guys, got this dodge pick up that a friend of mine has in his shop. customer was having problems with it and decided to fix it himself. he was having misfire and hesitation issues with it and decided to throw new plugs and all new coils at it. my friends s... Trouble codes: P0307, P0131, P0132, P0300
1991 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
Hey everyone! I've got a real winner here. I know you all LOVE to see them coming! It started out with a new customer that was referred to us by someone that had just charged the customer $1,000 to replace the cylinder heads on his truck to fix this problem.... Trouble codes: 172 (HEGO sensor circuit indicates lean KOER)
1997 Ford Tracer 2000CC Safety
Hello dear friends this car had been flooded, and when it came to the workshop all the seat's were full with water . we took all the car apart , and also the carpets and the engine ecu, trans ecu, and the airbags ecu behind the radio column. now after all th...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1FTYR11V3Y
looking for a ford guy here...i have a 2000 ranger 4 wheel drive with rear wheel abs.the problem in at around 50 mph the speedometer starts jumping around and sometimes it even stops working for a second.when this happens you can feel the truck get a slight he...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FMYUU7B71
Hello all, I have a real stumper or maybe i'm missing something here. I have a 01 escape with a 2.0 it has an intermittant no start. Some times you can wait for a little while after the attempt and it will start fine and run great. Some times it will start and...
2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L air bag light VIN: 2FMZA524X3
customer came in with air bag light on. scanned for codes and found b2295 side air bag. vehicle does not have side air bags. aldata wants me to test circuits that are not there. has anyone come across this problem. also light flashes code 22.
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L no communication VIN: 1FAFP34P43
Hello All This vehicle will not communicate with my- or any scan tool. have checked power at pcm fuse
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P94
Vehicle came in with a no start. Verified 50 psi of fuel from transfer pump. Noticed no injector buzz at key on. Tried to perform a buzz test with scanner with no reaction. Looked at FICM PIDs for 48V and found all zeros. Checked FICM relay, and power and grou... Trouble codes: P1379 (hficm supply voltage high), P0381 (glow plug indicator), P0284 (cyl 8 contribution/balance), P0231
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L no start VIN: 1FTNX20P04
Hi all you 6.0 ltr experts. Need some feedback on this one. Vehicle came into shop running. Customer complained about excessive water usage and smoke out of the tail pipe. We pressurized cooling system, found water was being pumped into engine through egr cool...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWF31PX5
Hi. Well It's my first experience with a ford diesel. they are quite different than the gm diesel that im farmiliar with so Im still learning and I beg for your patience. I have a no start and low high side oil pressure. I can build about 275 and that takes a...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWX31P85
After customer drove truck about a month after egr was repaired, while driving down hiway, it left him stranded. Had it towed in to my shop, it would not start, but glow plug codes were set and still come on. But at that time, found ICP pressure would only com... Trouble codes: P0670 (Glow plug module), P0683 (GPM to PCM communication circuit), P0279 (Injector circuit Low on 7)
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L exhaust rocker VIN: 1FTSX21P36
hello fellow techs,replaced head gaskets on this unit a couple of months ago, came in monday with a dead miss and popping through intake,#1 cyl. pulled valve cover and found exhaust rocker broken. replaced rocker, still have a miss on #1.lots of white smoke, s...
1994 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK5385R
This vehicle is in for a check engine light and knock sensor code. That is the only code. Customer installed a knock sensor (dealer part) and brought it to me because it did not fix it. The mil is random and inconsistant. My question is... I unplug the wire to...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L power to truck VIN: 2GTEK19T6Y
thanks for any help that i may get on this! intermitenly when the truck is off and you go to start it the second the key hit the start posission on the ignition all the power in the truck goes out /no power to any thing. after this accures if you disconect th...
2004 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L poping noise VIN: 1GKFK66U24
This Denali is kicking our butts. The engine runs great, no drivability concern, no codes in any system, Truck really runs great. However, after its warm and cruising or just driving normal there is a poping noise coming from front (as far as we can tell) it s...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L timing balancer VIN: JHMCB7551L
the oil seal is leaking behind the balance shaft case- has anyone ever changed this seal successfully? the gears look like they press on from both sides like a water pump and where would i get a seal to fit? the new setup is about $280. and the customer is bro...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L shifts to nuetral VIN: 2HGEJ6677W
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1HGCG22511
This customer states that after driving for an extended time,shuts off vehicle,runs into store ,comes out starts engine puts into drive then it stalls but will restart with no further problems.This happens very intermittently.The last time I checked it the IAC...
1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF24M9W
Had this code last week, tested and replaced purge control solenoid. It had no flow in either direction with or without 12V applied to it, so I figred I had it nailed. 2 Days later the MIL is back on with this same DTC. Should I smoke this system? I see no tes... Trouble codes: P0455
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L transmission VIN: 4S2DM58W94
ok, when shift into reverse makes grinding noise very loud,sounds like if splines r bad wont move.opened transmission everything seems ok,planets,clutches,band, etc... forward no prob.
2005 Isuzu Ascender Limited 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4NUES16S15
Ok here we go we replaced the cylinder head on this vehicle because of a sticking valve causing an intermittent misfire on #1. After completing the job, vehicle started perfect no problems, sounds great, misfire gone. After warm up, just before test drive vehi... Trouble codes: P0017 (camshaft position correlation)
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L voltmeter VIN: SAJGX5243W
car came in to us with a complaint of dead battery and numerous indicator lamps illuminated. charged and tested battery and found it to be defective. replaced battery and tested charging system. charging voltage was normal but red lamp on voltmeter was illumin...
2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) 3.7L Surge VIN: 1J8HG48K56
Hello everyone, we have this vehicle that surges on long uphills with slight throttle under load, no missfires or codes present, o2s are normal when surging, the only thing we find is in mode 06 monitor I.D. 3d test I.D. 84 has failed it says the spec for the ...
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Safety VIN: 1J4GL48K06
Good evening, We have a Jeep from a used cat lot, the ABS, Air Bag, ASPBAS and traction lights are on. Scanned all the needed modules, cleared the code, the codes returned. The VIN in the PCM matches the VIN for the truck. The truck does not appear to be wre...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L engine VIN: KNDUP13122
This past year has been hard on this vehicle. After the timing belt was replaced it ran with a cylinder misfire on #5. #5 had low compression so the cylinder head was replaced and compression was verified to be 165+ or -5 on all 6 cylinders. All spark plugs an...
1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L blows smoke VIN: JT8JS47ESR
Good afternoon everyone. I have a 94 GS300 that came in for an engine service and the customer said that it had been running rough in the a.m. for a short time. We removed the plenium and replaced the dist cap, rotor, wires and plugs. When we put it back toget...
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L EFI relay VIN: JTHBD19252
Came in on the hook - crank no start - check basics-while checking fuses and relays , I removed the EFI relay and put back in and the car started.(underhood box) Everything working good and no codes. Car starts fine everytime since. My Problem: Shut the car of...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L readiness VIN: WDBJF55F1T
Please help - (refer to repair history) the problem I have is that I/we cannot get this car to set any readiness monitors (with the exception of continuos monitors) - after being used enough to require a tank of fuel - Have tried many drive cycle strategys (fr...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDBLK65G63
problem with drivers window,will go up then stop 3-4 inches from top.i know from reading the archives that there is a relearn procedure,i have tried them all with no success.i have a snap on solus that is up to date and can not find any door/window data.does a...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF81J65
hi guys i need some help with this fine piece of german enginering. i tryed everything i could think of. alldata says this model has a 2.6 but it has a 3.2 according to the hood sticker.i swapped coils,plugs,injectors,compression test cyl. and smoke test intak... Trouble codes: P0306
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Turn Signals VIN: WDBUF87J06
customer states that many times when starting the car the climate control, turn signals, some of the instrument and all steering wheel controls do not work. When this happens he shuts it off and restarts it many times and they all will start working. We have b...
1999 Mercury navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: LMRU27A1XL
vehicle came in for missfire and oil leak repaired test drove i noticed the throttle sticking it wasnt sticking before cleaning i pulled off intake boot cleaned again checked throttle wasnt sticking with engine off shipped it customer called soon after complai...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L white smoke VIN: 4A3AX5514W
this vehicle has been a total nightmare!!! it has been at my shop for over a month. anyways, i really need some help here... initial COMPLAINT: failed visible smoke test for smog, not sure if it passed emissions. vehicle runs good. all tests listed above has b...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D82
This vehicle starts then dies after about 3 seconds, If i spray carb cleaner it will run as long as i supply fuel. Injectors pulse while running on carb spray. No MAF codes voltage is @ 1.1 KOEO I suspect the P0335 is being set because of the stalling..Maf rea... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Position Sensor Circuit)
2003 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L blower motor VIN: 1G8AF52F03
I dont have any power at the blower motor unless i put it on high there is no power to the resistor on any speed . there is alot of posts about burnt wires and such but i looked everywhere on all connectors and i see no burnt anything . has one seen a bad bcm ...
1987 Toyota Corolla FX16 GTS 1.6L engine VIN: 1NXAE89G9H
Do any of you guys out there know if this is an interference engine? My customer wants to know if his timing belt snaps, will he get bent valves? I suspect so, but I told him I wasn't sure. Thought one of you Toyota techs might know for sure. Thanks!
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L A/C system VIN: 3VWSE29M7X
I got on this after the used engine was installed after a little research found out the origional engine was AAA code and replacement engine is AFP. scanned ecu came up with , 17748 , camshaft/crankshaft position sensor incorrect allocation , which I reaslize ...

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2005 Acura RL 3.5L Misfire VIN: JH4KB16505
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L abs VIN: 2G4WS52JX2
Ah yes, just a little more patience on this one without a rush to judgement. I instructed the tech to tear apart the harness and [...] and behold- a compromised wire about 5 inches from the H&B assembly. What is strange, is that yesterday we load tested the wire...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGC34M9R
Installed a stage 1 Jet Performance prom and the truck runs and accelerates great! I was a bit concerned because it is a piggyback style and was afraid the wrong prom was going to effect it but it doesn't. Runs clean enough to pass our State's asm emission tes...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L mode door actuator VIN: 2GCEC13TX4
As an instructor I should be more observant of my students information. When he told me he only had two of the three bolts in the actuator I assumed it was installed in the vehicle. The problem is when it runs self calibration it goes over the limit and locks ...
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L spark VIN: 1GBJG31U95
thanks to everyone we finally seen the truck agian.the problem was the ignition switch!we also checked the wire over the fender well it was not broken yet but it would have if it wasn,t for all the great replies!once agian iatn saves the day hope to help out s...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L blower fan VIN: 2C4GP54L55
success! used a stubby screwdriver to apply pressure to vent door pivot unsnapping it and wiggling the cover out. then was able to remove and install blower. as everybody suggested the screw against the firewall was a major time consumer, the insulation was i...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D7HA16K5J
Thanks for the heads up on this on everyone. Got the timing tool kit in and got the heads off and found a broken valve spring for one of the cylinders. Heads are at machine shop for complete rework including all new srpings. Thanks again for all the help.
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L loss of power VIN: 3D7MU48C83
First off let me say thank you to all of you for your help. Andy you were very helpful. In the end I found the CP3 pump would not support the fuel demand under load...I put a known good CP3 pump off of a freinds truck on this truck and it was a night and day ...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Catalyst readiness VIN: 1FTFE24Y3T
Thank you to everyone who applied. The customer just brought the van back in and I found the catalyst tube off down undernieth. This was not allowing the catalytic converter to test.
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5242Y
thanks for the great advise..ended up trying to flash pcm and ip with our bosch vci and motorcraft luck..ended up going down the street to the dealer..thanks again...John Trouble codes: U1147, B2139.
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Battery VIN: 2FMZA504XY
I apologize for the delay in closing. A few technicians posted the issue that it takes an hour for the body control modules(front and rear) to go to sleep. I simply had not waited long enough. The current draw went down to 14mA after 1 hour and 10 minutes. ...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Information VIN: 1FBSS31S21
Thank-you to those who replied with information. I will pass this information on to the company installing the system. They were looking for a way to adjust the timing curve to gain better fuel economy but it seems it cannot be done.
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45E12
Thanks again fellow technicians for your response to my help request. What I ended up doing was ordering another MAF sensor, reinstalled, reset ECM, and took it for a good test drive. Runs like new, fuel trims are good. MAF reads 158hz where as before it was a... Trouble codes: P1100 (MAF Sensor intermitent), P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L reverse VIN: 1FDWF36P64
This truck is fixed. while searching the archives I found a post about hard shifting, and clunk. while not having the same symptoms as my problem, Aaron from california described how to set the trans tables, as this was a no parts involved procedure I gave it ...
1991 GMC S15 Jimmy SLE 4.3L clutch fork VIN: 1GKCT18Z2M
Thanks for your help. I replaced the flywheel and clutch fork. The flywheel had been resurfaced, (too thin) and the clutch fork had small cracks at the pivoit point and some wear at the contact area of the throw out bearing. I could not get much info from the ...
1991 Honda Accord EX-R 2.2L shifter VIN: JHMCB7665M
replaced tps set at .5v shifter now works. I guess the tcm still looks at tps with koeo because I tried that and still didn't work. Thanks to all who replied. Dave from Idaho got it right.
2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L convertor? VIN: 5FNRL38747
Thanks to everyone that replied. This was a long story with the run around given to me by the dealer service department. The responses I recieved were almost all saying the reflash was for the trans/convertor and usually makes it worse, which it did. The conve...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L abs VIN: SAJEA53D82
sorry it took so long to close this. first off thanks for all the help. the rear rings were rusted apart on this vehicle replaced cv joint car has not been back.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW58S9X
hello again! go to the basics first! the owner attempted to start the vehicule very, very often when the car broke down, after that,we tried to start,and tried,and tried...the plugs were very,very FULL of gas!! that`s it! thank`s a lot for the infos
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Finally the vehicle was sent back to me, still with the check engine light on. Pulled codes and found 3 codes, P2189, P2187 and P0455. Like most of you suggested, check Purge Control Solenoid valve. This is the only one that I failed to pinch the hose befor... Trouble codes: P2189 (System too lean at idle on Bank-2).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L 4Matic VIN: WDBED90E6N
thanks for all the tips, waiting for customer to ok hydraulic valve, cant find any rebuilts if any one knows where to get a rebuilt one please let me know, thanks
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L cam timing VIN: WDB2020282
Hi all, the merc is fixed, thanks to eric, and particular thanks to steve botherton the info and photos were great, i decided not to use the u seal on the top timing case, i just used sealant and it worked a treat, no leaks at all. agian thanks to all without ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E4X
Thanks to everyone, overwhelming responses for MAF sensor, that was the fix, as most said, went with the OEM and all turned out well, Thanks, Brian. Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J91
Thanks for replies.After proceeding to replace fuel filter and clean fuel rail with no improvement and verifying there was no exhaust back pressure,I began to suspect the "known good" air mass meter I had installed at the outset of this ordeal.Sure enough a ne...
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S5W
well gentlemen my frontier is fixed!!! turns out tha instrument cluster was fried... replaced with used from junkyard...cause of the problem turned out to be that the alternator was overcharging 16.8v! surprised everything else was not fried as well...thanks f... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle spped sensor fault).
1999 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L drive axle VIN: 1N4DL01D1X
Well, this has been a learning experience. Only the second time in 30 years that I've seen a LH axle cause this type of shake. After replacement of the LH axle all is well. This one always felt like the shake was in the RH side. Inspection of the axle after re...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Information display VIN: 3G7DA03E01
Took car to dealer for second opinion to show the customer we are not hiding anything and the battery replacment was not cause. The dealer diagnosed BCM failure (voltage problem to alternator). BCM requires replacment but customer declined repair and still...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NW52E21
Thanks for all the info from everyone. Found out balancer was replaced a month ago and car was not driven much. I even replaced the balancer because it looked like a new part, and i thought that it might have been the problem. But I replaced it with a Dorma...
1993 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Red TCS light on VIN: YS3CL48M8P
Pete from MA was corect. The CTS from CQ was a one size fits all and not corect for this vehicle. Thanks to Yuvall who probably has forgotten more about these cars than I'll ever know. As I said in my post this vehicle had multiple issues. Once Yuvall helped u... Trouble codes: P0113, P0120, P0130, P0105 (MAP sensor), P0105 (MAP sensor), P0110 (IAT sensor).
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L long time to refuel VIN: JTEHF21A52
Mark from Pensylvania was Dead on! Spiderman built a beautiful white cotton "plug" inside canister where vent hose connected. So good it looked like it belonged there. Cleared it out and the owner is thrilled that he can fill this thing up for the first time...
2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Sensor VIN: 5TFBV58157
Thanks to all who replied. Almost everyone said that Toyota has to enter the serial number of the sensors into the ECU (TPMS). After calling Toyota, I found that to be true, so off to the dealer it went. My advice to everyone is be VERY careful when putting t...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWCF21C3Y
Well, almost all of you said my injection timing was off and you were correct. We weren't the 180 degrees out some of you thought, but it was off a tooth. We reset the injector (this time we used an allen wrench to hold it in place). Our cam and crank timin...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 3VWCP21C62
Thanks for all the replies. Lot's of good information presented. As most indicated' intake carbon was the culprit. The shutdown flap was sticking in the bore cutting off air supply- when she popped open vehicle ran fine. Cleaned the shutter and no trouble sinc...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timing belt VIN: 3VWDT81K76
Thank you all so much for the input. I decided to skip this job, sent them to Frank in Lockwood, MO. He is a specialist, if you need his number, then e-mail me. I don't foresee doing many of these, so I didn't want to fork out the cash for the tools. Also nee...
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