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1994 Audi 90 Quattro CS 2.8L timing belt VIN: WAUEJ88CXR
Is there a method to align the cams/crank and get the timing belt installed without the factory tool?
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L cam tensioner VIN: WAUDC68D11
I am aware of bad oiling on these 1.8 motors. This is a new car trade in with 124k miles on the odometer and I believe this is a boneyard motor. When it arrived the salesman drove it to lunch and brought it back with the cam chain tensioner hammering. I checke...
2006 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUEG74FX6
This car runs horrible at first start up, barely idles, stalls and won't move with gas pedal. After about 2-4 minutes it is instantly perfect with tons of power and runs perfect the rest of the day even if it sits a couple hours. The next morning the same thin...
1998 BMW M3 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCD9326W
The car came in unable to Idle. I replace The CCV/ Cyclone valve (which was coked up) and replaced the Intake manifold gasket (which was not sealing on the rearmost cylinders)- the car now hold an idle though I have a miss on Cyl 6 that I cannot find. I have s... Trouble codes: 243 (Misfire Cyl 6)
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L trans fluid VIN: WBADM6345Y
i have a 2000 528i with a small trans leak.it has the gm trans in it and calls for bmw fluid 03 22 0002 121.my local dealer will only seal in in a 5 gallon bucket.its costly and i dont need that much.does any body know of a good substitute ? is it a petro base...
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)
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37463
I am going to be looking at this car tomorrow and am trying to get a heads up on the BSD generator codes. Has anyone ever had these before? Last week car came in with leaking radiator and I felt a misfire when first started so we pulled codes. Itold customer a... Trouble codes: 281C (P16C6 - Bit Serial Data interface Signal BSD), 281D (P3225 - BSD Generator signal), 2746 (P0302 - misfire cylinder 2)
1988 Cadillac Seville 4.5L Master Cyl VIN: 1G6KS5156J
I have this Caddy just kicking my butt. It is a NON ABS car. I replaced the master cylinder. During the bench bleeding process, I was getting no fluid out of the front ports that go to the RR & LF. After messing around pulling a vacuum on a port and plugging t...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DP56715
ok cadi guys help me out!! this car is a friend of a friend, ok it comes to me with a check eng lamp on. code p0101 maf performance code, also has bank one rich and bank 2 rich codes(forgot #'s didn't wright them down)but the maf code always comes back, 2-3 mi... Trouble codes: P0101
1991 Chevrolet LLV 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GBCS10E1M
Vehicle came in with black smoke out the tailpipe and low power. Removed spark plugs - fuel fouled (rear two worse - engine slants rearward with throttle body injection). Checked compression 140 +/- 10 across the board. Install new spark plugs - vehicle has be...
1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT19W38
Customer brought this truck into our shop about a month and a half ago- see related repair history for work performed then. vehicle left shop in good running condition. NOW vehicle is back and when i drove it it seemed fine until i got it back into the shop pa... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust)
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L low eng temp VIN: 1GCEK14R6V
I'M AN ASE TECH 15+ YRS EXPERIENCE. NOT SURE WHERE TO TURN. ANY AND ALL HELP APPREITIATED. Truck consistantly runs about 170degs. I have replace thermostat multiple times. flushed coolant system.Radiator.water pump.thermostat, have all been replaced with new ...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L antitheft VIN: 1G1ND52T7W
Hello I have this 98 Malibu with a 2.4l that came in with an intermittent no-start. I checked codes and it had a P1630, 1631 and 1632 antitheft codes. I could not get into the BCM on this model with my modis for some reason, which is strange it did not show B...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GCDM19W6W
hi we have a 1998 chevy astro van with intermittent no start.we check for codes found dtc p1631 we test for that code and are unable to find the cause of the intermittent starting problem.it happen most of the time in the morring we try it 5 times and just cra...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire VIN: 3GNFK16R6X
Hello fellow techs This vehicle has been a thorn in my side. The customer overheated enging enough to blow a head gaskets. We replaced both head gaskets and had the valves inspected. One valve was replaced. New spark plugs, plug wires, dist. cap. Now the vehic...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Reverse Gear VIN: 1GNDT13WT2
I opened up my free trial 24 hour pit pass to search here on iATN from the knowledge base and there was only one transmission related issue from 1998 to 2004 and had nothing to do with my issue. The Blazer when placed into (1), (2), (3), OR (D) does not make a...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L abs VIN: 1GCHG35R01
I've been working on this one on and off for about 3 weeks now and I just can't take it anymore. I get a ton of codes from Tech 2 but none show up on GM's website. I've replace EBCM and BPMV thinking it's a GM it probably fried the EBCM. No change and all the ...
2002 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L cooling system VIN: 2CNBJ18C42
I hope someone can shed some light on the problem. Vehicle has been towed in twice now for over-heating engine. I have driven the vehicle on and off for a total of about 60 miles and can not get the engine to over-heat. I've done a cooling system flush and rep...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L Stall VIN: 3GNGK26U62
Verified customers concern for vehicle just dies/stalls when driving in town. I've duplicated problem and most times vehicle will just die out. When it dies no lights on dash come on(usually if you were to cycle the key off to on your brake, air bag, ect.)Othe...
2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19X72
Towed in, no-start. Dead battery. Unable to determine if battery was drained due to cranking or leaving flashers on, etc. Charged battery, crank over but no start. Checked fuel pressure, spark, compression, etc. All appear normal. Crankshaft and camsahft senso...
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC52F73
This vehicle came in a week ago, for the MIL on. We scanned the vehicle and got a P0440. I smoke/flow tested the evap system, and found nothing wrong except occasionally, the vent valve would leak a small amount of smoke and hang just above the .02 mark. I tes...
2004 Chevrolet SSR 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC3S14P94
Hello group this SSR has a p0315 code that wont clear or learn the crank variation. We have a Tech 2 and have relearned these systems before. The fun starts when the cust stated that it used to have a blower on it, and that 2 years ago it was reprogramed at a ... Trouble codes: P0315
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L charging system
This is a question about putting dual alternators on a truck that came factory with only one alternator. I have found the brackets and thinkgs put I was told by GM that I needed to buy a $900.00 wiring harness. I was wondering if anyone has converted a single ...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L Brake Pedal VIN: 1GCHK29D46
This customer had dropped this 06 chevy 2500 hd off for brakes.well their is nothing wrong in the pads,rotors,and brake calipars .no air when bleeding and no codes, but this pedal is way low!!! This system does use a hydro boost that runs off the power steerin...
2004 Chrysler 300M 3.5L cd player VIN: 2C3HE66G54
Customer came in for a new battery. Should be pretty easy. Had no problem. After replacement, started the car and the cd player lights start flashing. The radio works fine but cd inop. Tried unhooking battery and touching the cables together. No luck. No codes...
1998 Dodge Dakota 2.5L heater VIN: 1B7FL2ZP7W
PLEASE HELP I have 2 of these the other is a 1500 with big v8 I first changed all under hood parts doe to leaking about a month or 2 ago when it was [...] out side so we never checked the heater. when it got cold out it came back. I bit the big one and pu...
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1P3ES46C4Y
I've got a good one here,this Neon has a temperature guage that reads low,ect sensor show around 100* on scan tool, but engine is running around 195 like it should,voltage at sensor is 1.4 volts lower than voltage reading on scan tool,also noticed same conditi...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46C34
car just died i found no spark on cyc 1 and 4 but 2 and 3 have spark replaced pcm and the crank sensor checked cam i have good wave form and still i have no spark checked the wires and the coil is new no change made jumper wire from pcm the coil no change . i ...
2003 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L starter and ignition VIN: 1D4GP45R63
this belongs to sister in law. she parked it sunday night no problem. monday morning wouldn't start. no crank . looked, but couldn't see any coroded wires.if you ground terminal 85 at starter relay or jump pins 31 and 76 on pcm. starter relay grounds and start...
1996 Ford Bronco XL 5.0L abs lite on VIN: 1FMEU15N2T
hi all, this is a 96 bronco and the abs lite comes on after about 1 mile of driving. i scaned for caodes with a snap on red brick and got nothing. i then went to the solus and it seamed to be working but then the scanner looked like it reset itself to the scan...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDLF473TE
Truck starts right up but smokes badly. I had to put it to the side here for 3 weeks because I was having breathing problems. Truck seams to be awful rich. White smoke. Runs very rough. Have checked the glow plugs and all harnesses. Back pressure sensor has ha... Trouble codes: 1280 (ICP out of range), 0122 (Tp sensor low), 0472 (EPS low), 0603 (Internal control module KAM error), 0344 (CAM position sensor int), 0470 (EPS circuit fault)
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FALP62W2V
has a dead miss that seems like #1 cyl., but no codes or no misfires shows up. plugs turn black like a fuel problem, but plugs will not help. Inj. fuel drop rate is within 2 pounds of each other. at 1 pluse per ms and 50 pluse and 100 pluse. Miss at idle and t...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT HD 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FBSS31S1W
this E350 6.8 V10 feels like a miss or wires breaking down at Idle and at cruise, has new plugs and coil boot and vac hose under the tb for the pcv valve.see tests above.even found a tsb about the egr sticking open. its not..removed and checked. there is no co...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L cruise control VIN: 1FMYU24E1X
vehicle came in with cruise inop and no codes. followed flow chart in mitchell and all data and results were opposite. one said replace servo and other said replace switches.testing results say cruise should work but is still inop
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L coolant VIN: 1FDWF37F6X
monday morning!! good custoemr just bought this truck over the weekend. paid 10k witha as is wavier. problem is truck would not go over 5 mph, then when stopped and shut off started leaking out of rad cap. pulled rad cap and it looks like never sieze in the co...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP66L2X
This car has become a real pain. IT is a totally random problem, No temp relation, no drive time or any other factor. Original complaint was strange noise when cranking, checking it revealed the starter would engage and disengage in a repeated cycle similar to...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L door locks VIN: 2FGY1345YG
does anyone no how to wake the gem up to unlock the doors with the aftermarket remots can i use a relay and trigger the ignition wire please help thanks in advance
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32F82
Thanks in advance for your time and effort.This is the bosses truck that has become a real pain.Orginal problem was hard to start cold-excessive crank-when it would start idle surge badly.After it warmed up would be ok for the rest of the day.Had no misfire fe...
2005 Ford E-250 Super Duty 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L85
Missing most of the time off idle on #4. Idles smooth. Tested the wires from PCM to coil and injector. Ran compression test and have 185 on 3 and 4. Running compression test have 65 to seventy five on 34 and 8. Did not check them all. Pulled valve cover to ins... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire 4)
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTEK19R9W
After this truck sits for a couple of days it won't start right away. After cranking a few times you can hear a pop in gas tank and it starts. When started it runs good until it sits for two days. Any help would be apprieciated. Mike
1999 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L prindle switch VIN: 1GTGK24R6X
vehicle was picked up on a friday shited and drove geat for 4 days and all of a sudden out of the blue it decide not to have any gears at all towed in to us and went out to the truck and it had all forward gears and lunged in park at idle like it was stuck in ...
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS14W01
This GMC shows that there is a misfire on cylinder 4 as soon as the truck is raised off idle. The misfire counter counts rapidly on cylinder 4 above about 1400 rpm, when the engine speed is held steady. It does not count when idling or when revving quickly and... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD186XX
I spent three hours on this car today testing everything that I can possibly think of including all the tests that everyone else does from iatn and other sources, and I cannot find a problem. the bypass and two way valves are new, canister closed and purge val... Trouble codes: P1457
2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165XY
HELP! This vehicle driving me nuts.The customer came in complaining of runs rough after hotsoak.It seemed the problem was fuel related.Went through fix database and read about Honda tsb about replace the fuel pressure regulator and pcm.I can make it do it ever... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Electronic VIN: JNKCV51E73
Customer complains of delayed engagement where it will at times from a stop rev. to 3000 prior to engaging. I don't see signs in the fluid of burnt clutches. I suspect the fluid is low, however, I don't have the level checking device. Does someone out there ha...
2000 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Unknown VIN: JACDJ58X5Y
Trooper with torque on demand has a noise and jerk/shudder between 35 and 45 when going up an incline. It kind of lightly jerks with a shuddering/ratcheting type of noise and you can see the tach waver. Can't decide if coming from transfer case or transmission...
2001 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L ECM harness
This trooper is in need of a ECM wiring harness. It looks fairly straight forward esp since the ECM is in the engine compartment. Has any of you done a harness, and if so, what time frame did you bill out. Also any pitfalls I should be aware of. Stephen
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cat system problem VIN: SAJDA01C7Y
Hey Jag guru's got another "wild"cat on my hands. This one was referred to me for a bad catalytic converter, and we verified that was the case on bank 1. We ordered a direct fit replacement from Coventry-West and installed it, cleared codes and drove to comple...
2006 Jeep Commander 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 ...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L shift interlock VIN: KNDJA72362
Vehicle battery is running down. Found shift interlock solenoid lever is always powered up. Have checked Alldata and says it has an A/T shift interlock control unit. Looks like water may have been inside passenger compartment. Thinking CU may be shorted to B+....
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12392
This Vehicle came to me with a broken Timing Belt and all the Exhaust Valves bent, I R&R'd the cyl. head and replaced all the exhaust valves. After the Cyl. Head was reinstalled I had all 4 cylinders misfiring, I found that there was a possibility that the ins... Trouble codes: 1166 (O2 Adadaptive/ Correlation), 171 (Lean Condition)
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.0L Charging VIN: SALAD24495
Hello IATN Techs. I have here a Land Rover LR3 with a 6cyl 4.0L engine that has a Battery Light on in the instrument cluster. Battery was recently replaced by customer, and has now brought it in too us,since the light remains on. Initial check of the battery...
1996 Lexus GS300 3.0L none VIN: JT8BD42SXT
ok, toyota and lexus techs i need some help. this car came in and the customer said that has no drive and no reverse. check for codes none found, check fluid level noticed it was slightly overfilled with fluid. before removing the pan, took both cooler lines o...
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L oi pump cover VIN: JTHBN30F91
We were removing the timing cover and broke the alternator bolt going through the oil pump cover. Has anyone removed the oil pump with the engine in the car? Mitchell gives procedure with engine removed. I was thinking of trying a differntial pin drill bit but...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, abs light on aswell VIN: JTJGF1DV62
checked fault memorey and pulled faults 1 stored po440 to evaporative system.preformed smoke test no leaks dectected in system checked all hoses to evapoative system ok Trouble codes: P0440
2005 Lexus LX470 4.7L ahc VIN: JTJHT00W85
Customer states that from time to time that the RF suspension dips down/drops while driving (mostly on slow speed cornering). There are no codes in AHC system. We have a Mastertech w/ Toyota/Lexus software. We are watching scan data and can see no glitches in ...
2004 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L exhaust valves VIN: 4F4YR12UX4
At 45000 miles truck came in for engine misfire exhaust valve was leaking brought heads to machine shop they ground valves and put new seats in the exhaust. At 64000 miles truck came back for a miss same thing exhaust valve leaking #4 brought heads to maching ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L convertible top VIN: WDBSK75F93
Good morning Mercedes benz techs everywhere.This big SL came in with a lf window that would not go down and a left rear window that would not go up ,convertible top that will not work,In the dash it shows an open trunk,also the ESP is deactivated.I scanned for...
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2MEFM74WX2
customer brought car to us for hard starting when cold. we checked fuel pressure and it is ok. we checked for vacuum leaks also put smoke machine on and found no leaks. if i push down on the gas pedal and start car it will run. if i let up on gas pedal it will...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AA46H11
hi mitsh tech gurus; I got this v6 galant gtz thats kicking my butt is having a high idle condition around 2100 RPMS no vaccum leaks I smoked test motor all ok I hook up my veruz ran the idle relearn test with no luck. disconnect battery & joint two terminals ...

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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L vtm-4 VIN: 2HNYD18641
So on Friday I finally got the time to clean out the EGR ports. I knew they were bad as they usually are on those 3.5L. There was a code in the engine for EGR flow and it really was a no brainer. Well I reset the ECU after the EGR was serviced and the VTM-4...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L lights VIN: WBAFA53521
Yup you were all right. threw in a new battery and problem solved. just off of basic knowledge something didnt seem right, but BMW's seem to be a little special. Thanks for all the replys, I had no idea these things were so picky.
2006 BMW 650i 4.8L oil leak VIN: WBAEH73475
AFter several parts were removed for better obsevation of the leak we found left side valve cover was cracked. Notified client and he elected to return to BMW. Was it cracked befroe or after the gaskets were replaced I could not answer for him. The leak was wo...
2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L no tiptronic shifing VIN: WBANF73587
As I suspected, everyone said I will have to change the shifter assembly. We will do that and have it coded by a local shop that has the equipment. Thanks as always, John
1985 Cadillac Seville 4.1L shift VIN: 1G6KS6987F
thanks to all who responded. ended up being pressure regulator, also there was gunk build up in the valve body that had to be cleaned out.
1988 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTFK24K3J
Thanks to everyone who responded. I checked everything that was suggested but still was unable to get the truck running any better. I decided to pull the intake manifold to look for trouble. The EGR passage has a chunk missing out of it. I am certain that this...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, spark knock VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
It looks like this one is fixed. I have been waiting to close this because the fix is hard to believe and wanted to make sure it was really fixed. We had lots of replies on this and several mentioned cam retard. I had already checked it and forgot to include t... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Dash illumination VIN: 1G1YY22G1X
Well, I don't have much of anything good to report. Our shop doesn't feel the need to have proper factory scan tools so we sent it to a Chevy dealer. The tech there couldn't communicate with the BCM so feels that is where the problem lies. I COULD communica...
2000 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme 2.2L No Start, fuel delivery VIN: 1GCCS1942Y
To those of you that responded, you are the BEST. High school auto/101, "check powers and grounds", I "blew it off", can't be.. This S-10 had some transmission work done, before we got it. Battery block ground LOOSE, grounds 103/105/108 LOOSE or not CONNECTED...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L Electronic VIN: 1GNEK13V03
Install New Transfere Case Module & Re-program it & everything is fine, Thanks To everyone who helped in this matter
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK13T13
Well this one is for the books! Thanks to all who helped us, especially John(Calif), Shaharazed(N/york), & Mike(Louisiana)who really got us thinking. The post that really nailed it was from a few months ago in the tech. discussion forum(may take time, but it p... Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Mode door VIN: 2C8GF68484
2 of the replies agreed that a large enough drop in voltage would cause the climate control to reboot. We gave cust our findings and they authorised a new battery and the actuator and it has not come back so I'm calling this one a fix.
2007 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.4L Stall, HARD START VIN: 1C3LC56K77
we found the purge solenoid was leaking. customer overfilled system several times.
2005 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2D4FV48T05
Most replies stated that they had never had a problem with the relearn process. After trying the relearn with a different scan tool with the same result, we determined it had a bad ecm. Since we are as yet unable reflash computers, we referred the customer to...
2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L Cyl 5 VIN: 2D4GV58235
Thanks guys for all your help and replies. The guy actually sweet talked his way into a new engine from the dealer.
2006 Dodge Charger 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 2B3KA43G66
Fred, Greg, Alan, Thank you very much, for your help, but also for OFFERING that extra mile. (2) Chry techs I know, agree, communication problem, but no Buss. codes etc. P.C.M. will not respond to T.C.M. request for torque reduction. Replace P.C.M. Sent custo...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L electric window VIN: 1FMZU67EX2
This lady has not returned as of today. Am sure it is because of some serious health issues. Thanks for all the replies, which some will be helpful for sure. Will reopen when and if she returns.
2003 Ford NAVISTAR CID Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: IHVBBABP33
Thanks for all the replies, the problem isnt fixed yet, we are waiting on injectors, we feel this is most likely the cause of the problem. We have had similar experiences before, just wish there was a majical way to determine the faulty one without having to r...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L light VIN: 1HGCM82603
replaced abs module bled and cleared codes and reset tcs and all is well Mike P
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L battery draw VIN: 2HGE5165X4
Thank you all for your input. overlooking my voltmeter decided to take a crap while i was trying to find the draw, hooked up amp probe from modis(much more efficient - don't have to disconnect the batt), i found the circuit w/ the draw - fuse #16 in the under...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Rear main seal VIN: KM8SC13D22
The engine no longer leaks oil.The fix in this case was to install a used engine. The reason the seal was still leaking was the the rear main crank bearing was bad and the journal on the crankshaft was scored.It had some upper end noise but did not have any no...
2002 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L mlp VIN: JM1BJ22572
Sorry it took so long to close this help request we were trying to see if it was fixed. We found out that the vehicle did have an aftermarket alarm system so we cut the wires to it and drove it about 200 miles with no problem the customer picks up vehicle and...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDBLK65G63
well,first of all thank you for all the help.second of all i am going to be truthful with the fix because it may help someone else,but i do feel foolish.sometimes the obvious is often overlooked so here goes. when the vehicle arrived from the body shop the lef...
2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L lack of power VIN: JN1AZ34E23
Thanks to Andrew the car is fixed! The car had some L.E.D. tail lamps in it. They caused some type of weird back feed to traction control module but would not show any thing on scanner. Thanks again everyone for the help! Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed control), P1212 (Manufacturer controlled fuelair), P1612 (Manufacturer controlled output circuit).
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G2J35249T
A new fuel pump with a tank pressure sensor AND an additional wire harness to allow the sensor to be connected to the car repaired this vehicle. Thanks to Randy Briggs our local CTI trainer for stating “Fix what you know is broken, and then continue on”. The... Trouble codes: P0440 (Canister Purge system fault).
2003 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L blower motor VIN: 1G8AF52F03
My customer declined to repair vehicle I do believe the Bcm is bad but we cant find one used , and the price for a new one is 600 one of the post says replace resistor this is wrong there is no power to resistor at all . one says replace switch but there is no...
1987 Toyota Corolla FX16 GTS 1.6L engine VIN: 1NXAE89G9H
Well, there seems to be little concensus as to whether this DOHC engine bend valves or not! I'm going to print out all these replies and give them to my customer. Since one member said he actually owned one of these cars and the valves did bend, I tend to th...
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V2T
As most of you told me replace the VSV which after i got it replaced and all is n back to normal, THANKS for the help Trouble codes: P0401.
2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K84
2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L park
Thanks to John,Mike and especially Carolyn who all confirmed my diagnosis of the stickiness of the shifter being the problem.The cause as they pointed out is the dust cover in the shifter which Toyota does not sell separately.I trimmed( or I'm sure some will s...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L 2-1 downshift VIN: WVWBH23B21
Well guys, sorry I didn't close this sooner I wanted to give the car a chance to make sure I didn't have any further complaints. As suggested by many, we changed the transmission oil for the oem oil and it has been gone now for almost two weeks and I have spo...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C31
I got no real useful info people suggested things I had already tested, tried or replaced. I checked everything again and can find no reason so far for the CEL to turn on. The car is currently at a local dealership stumping their head technician. Trouble codes: P0012 (Camshaft A over retarded).
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