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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Blower Motor
Intially, I diagnosed this vehicle without much thought. I replaced the power transistor which usually is the culprit. I did check the the temperature on the scan tool at normal operating temperature. Also the rear unit works fine, good heat. I can control the...
1989 Buick LeSabre 3.8L Seat Belts VIN: 1G4CW54C7K
Seat belt light will come on itermittently. When it does it jambs the door latches and they cannot be opened. Alldata does not contain a description of this system and I could not see the realation until I took the driver panel off and found the cable from the...
1996 Buick Riviera 3.8L air bag system VIN: 1G4GD2218T
I'll try to make a long story short, This vehicle came in with ABS, TRAC and AIR BAG light on and also PRNDL switch flashing on dash, also some of the gauges were going goofy. Originally could not access abs module. Intermittenly could access module and was ab...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP54K0Y
this car came in running for a programming of a new remote for the remote starter. (rattler system) the orig system was a "circuit city special" and very sloppy-no valet switch and no hood switch was installed. we hooked up a valet button (blue connector) swit...
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Heater VIN: 3G5DB03E85
I am hoping that someone might have some info on what I need to do or look for on this ugly car. When the vehichl arrived at my shop the temp gauge read very high and flucuating back to very cool. the heater was blowing very cool when set at the warmest possib...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1FP2380M
well guy, i got everyone elses problem. this car came to me with a surge at idle, and a hesitaion at cruizing speed. it seems everyone else has had a go at this car, apperently throwing parts at it. (new iac, map, tps, computer, o2 sensor, plugs, wires, we did... Trouble codes: 33 (map), 34 (map)
1993 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3GCJC44K9P
hi all! please help me w/ this one this truck is fine when colt but after 10 min, cuts out and sturb for fuel the only way runs if i dead head fuel pump i get 28 psi and truck runs good by the way the o2 sensor wires r gone i dont know if somebody took em out ... Trouble codes: 13 (02 sensor), 34 (map sensor)
1996 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Windshield Washer VIN: 1GNDT13W7T
Hello fellow techs, allow me to thank you in advance for any assistance you can give. This vehicle came in on 11/12 complaining of the windshield washers not working. We performed the diagnostics and determined that the Multifunction switch was the problem. We...
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Silverado 6.5L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBKC34F8W
Hey folks, I've got one here that is causing me to pull my hair out. This truck has a minor problem where the fuel gauge will basically vibrate really fast. It isn't moving around much just vibrating. I've seen a few of these over the years doing this but no o...
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 S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS195X2
Vehicle has PO420 Cat Efficency code, checked exhaust readings, all good, Oxygens sensors good, front new. Showing that light is setting at idle, all our info shows should not set untill over [...], New aftermarket converter was installed 6months ago with n... Trouble codes: P0420
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L front suspension\ VIN: 1GNET16S02
The squeek only occurs when traveling at speeds under 5MPH and applying brakes firmly. The stabilizer bar bushings have been lubricated with spray lube. Noise still there. The stabilizer bar links are tight and dont move when prying on the bar. Noise is not pr...
2004 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L cooling fan VIN: 1GBDX23EX4
hi every one, this van came in with overheating trouble, we found cooling fans will not come on unless it is on defrost mode or a/c then van will not over heat, but if heater is off or on heat only fans will not work, we checked all three cooling relays, they ...
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L Headlights VIN: 3GNDA23P56
Hello everyone, thanks in advance for your help! This customer says that intermittently the headlights will stay on after the car is shut off. The customer says the only way to get them to go off is to disconnect the battery. I have not been able to recreate t...
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L turnig VIN: 1G1AT18H49
Customer hears clicking or popping noise at low speeds(5-20 mph)when turning/ with or without brake applied. Any Chevy people know whats going on with these electric steer models? Or is this suspension related? Noise doesn't sound like it's coming from midshaf...
1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 2C3HD46J3W
We have since replaced both the cam and crank sensors.Checked timing marks and replaced leaking water pump and timing belt. Still no start unless disconnect cam sensor.Manual grounds are ok. Ref voltage is 8.99 volts. spec is 5 to 8v.changes to 9.12 when unplu... Trouble codes: P0340, P1391
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.2L Hyd Lifters VIN: 2C3HD46J4X
upon star up of rebuilt engine , the lifters woud not pump up, ran 30 min, no luck, bled lifters with chrylser special bleed tool , no luck, lifters are completly collapsed. put on a different set of rocker lifters, same problem, have 65 psi oil pressure, and ...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L re4ar heat VIN: 2C4GP54L35
rear heat blows cold blend door doesnt move have replaced actuator can not find any info on rear hvac in this van the controls work for modes it seems at times it doesnt switch modes does anyone have any good info on these systems
1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start, flood VIN: 1B7FL26Y4N
Truck was towed in for no start. checked fuel pressure, injector pulse, spark, rpm reference. all there. checked injector resistance and it was 14.4-14.6 across all 8 injectors. mitchell specifically said 10 ohms but im not sure if it has anything to do with t...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L Backfire VIN: 2B7HB21YXR
Our vehicle pops thru the intake on inital off the line acceleration. It will also pop in the service bay when we crack the throttle moderate to hard. We disconnected plug wires one at a time, and grounded the distributor terminals. We also did the same for co...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Stall, COMMUNICATIONS VIN: 2B4GP24R5V
van came to shop for smog check, failed due to m.i.l. on, codes set. also has problem with stalling when shifting gears (p-to-r, p-to-d), wipers run when turn signal activated, fuel warning lamp always on - regardless of fuel level. before tcm replaced - had n... Trouble codes: P1698 (noccd message from tcm), P1695 (no ccd message from bcm)
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L no power VIN: 3D7KU28C74
i have a 2004 ram 2500 that has no pwer feels like it is pulling 6 cars behind it when it is not. transmission shfts ate and fluid is burnt. checked turbo for play in shaft and fond non. truck has 79000 miles on it and is clean and runs great other than having...
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAPP64R1L
Hey everyone, thanks in advance for your help. 1990 Superchicken with an intermittent very rough idle and occasional stall. Customer replaced TPS, MAF and MAP before bringin vehicle in. He's one of those types that knows just enough about cars to cause proble...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP41M9M
car towed in crank no start,checked for codes found 223-loss of DPI control and 998-hard fault,FEME mode.Replaced IDM (TFI) moduel with aftermarket BWD # CBE42.Cleared codes and got engine to fire,and it idled well,tried to rev engine and it fell flat on it's ... Trouble codes: 222 (Loss of IDM signal-right side)
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E1X
HELP ok this thing is about to get me. Car came in with a long start,by long start i mean maybe up to 1 min sometimes longer. On checking it out it has no codes, it has good fuel pre. right from the start but no spark. We have tried a cam sensor on the left fr...
2001 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FCMU69K51
This truck came n for a transmission problem jumping into nuetral.R+R trans, truck still acting up. No cel active, bc of bulb failure. replaced bulb, cel p0705, found bad connection at PRND switch, code does not return. Truck running poor, stalls if idled too ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0705
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L Alternator VIN: 2FMZA55412
This one has me scratching my head, where do I go next. Vehicle has lean code P0171, P0174(what ford 3.8 doesn't) but is not related to issue, we will be replacing intake manifold gasket in the near future. To start, this van will die on rainy days. sometimes...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L autolights VIN: 1FMDU73W34
the autolights are staying on longer than they were was about 30 seconds now about 3 minutes i cannot find a reostat for them and in the wiring diagram it doesnt show one this car is without a message center our eas scan tool will not talk to the gem module i ...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74K65
This vehicle was towed in..Started to run bad,hard to take gas and finally would not run..these codes are related to throttle sensors..I first check throttle actuator,throttle sensor vref at tps sensor at throttle plates..checked ok..Inside the truck I disconn... Trouble codes: P0221, P2101, P2104, P2106, P2110, P2135
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNF20535
hello guys and gals -im having a problem with this truck starting sometimes acts like hydro locking but when it starts the smell of raw fuel from exhaust is overwhelming also has a knock sounds like right side and running very rough thinking broken ring any su...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L06
We have this ford van in here, the complaint is that it looses 5-6 qrts of oil between oil changes (4000 miles). We replaced the plugs, and the old ones were all crusted (some completely). It had codes for both bank system lean. The Fuel pressure is 40-41 PSI....
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Mechanical failure VIN: 1FMPU16556
Hello, I know this is probably not a new problem to you Ford guys, (and gals), but it is to me. While trying to remove a sparkplug from a 2006 Ford Expedition 5.4L engine, the top part of the plug came out but the bottom broke off and stayed in the hole. The...
2005 Isuzu Ascender LS 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 4NVES16515
We replaced the cylinder head on this vehicle and now whenever it reaches operating temperature it dies and throws a P0017 code. Since we have replaced the crank sensor & camshaft actuator. I lined up the timing marks on the black chain links according to the ... Trouble codes: P0017
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1243V
Orignial problem was P0420 Cat operation tested and normal operation verified. B1S1 O2 seemed to have slow response so I replaced Both O2 sensors with OE spec sensors. Cat code has NEVER set since but P0132 did. There is little help from freeze frame data in O... Trouble codes: P0132 (b1 s1 high voltage)
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L low battery VIN: SAL1234567
Hello Fellow IATNrs: I have a customer came in 9 weeks ago with a dead battery aftermarket AAA, replaced by another shop two month earlier; recharged and tested battery and failed, replaced with an OEM from Jaguar, performed the usual test, parasitic draw as ...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L steering VIN: 1J8GW48S44
Hello fellow techs, I have this 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee customer brought the vehicle in for a popping noise and pulls the the opposite side youre turning. Test drove the vehicle and got it to pop one time nothing major, but coming out of a right hand turn v...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air Suspension VIN: SALMB11413
I Have this 2003 Range Rover that we replaced the faulty L/F shock assembly with OEM part.Truck was siting low, now has leveled out and upon starting the compressor activates the rear suspension lifts slightly all four corners of vehicle are now level. My prob...
2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2.3L MIL Lamp on, No drive LOS VIN: 4F2CZ59HX8
OK, we have a fun one here! This Tribute Hybrid was smashed on the LF and RF. It is here from the body shop. The vehicle will start and run, but when dropped into gear; various DTCs begin to set and the vehicle goes into LOS (limited operating strategy). The H... Trouble codes: P0A0A (High Voltage system interlock circuit), U2023 (Invalid network data recieved from another module with faulted input set in ABS), P1A0D (Hybrid generator disabled), P1A0E (Hybrid motor disabled), P1A13 (Regen Disabled), P2104 (TAC forced idle mode)
1994 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Surge VIN: 1MEPM36X7R
Hi all, This is a rough one. this car starts and runs normally cold. As it warms up and goes into closed loop the car will start to surge violently at idle - in gear only. it will sometimes even stall. after it gets warmer it is normal again. we have checked a...
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...
1991 Peugeot 205 gti 1.9L No Start VIN: VF320DB622
Good morning all europeen peugeot techs.I have here a europeen,left hand drive peugeot 205 gti(Gti on hatch lid but cti on dash??) anyways this customer brought this car in for a power door lock problem and a rough running problem.I set CO on this car and the ...
1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G2FV22PXS
please help this 5.7 p engine has a strange miss and noid light wont work unless engine is off and then light connected or if injector plug is removed you either need to wait for 20 to 30 seconds or shut off ignition and restart,(basically if you unplug the in...
2006 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L trans inop VIN: 5Y2SL65896
Common issue with Vibes, Matrix, and Corolla lines, P06** internal failure of the PCM. replaced the pcm with a used unit. CEL is off, Engine runs fine. Transmission starts in high gear unless manually started in L. then manually moved to 2nd, shifts to 4th and... Trouble codes: P0607 (PCM failure)
1999 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph 5.4L service light VIN: SCALA61E9X
just a shot in the dark,does anyone know the reset procedure for the service light on this vehicle?i tried to reset it through the bmw port under the hood with no success.thanks in advance kevin
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 4SEBD6751W
When the vehicle arrived there was a flashing A/T temp light and a MIL.. There also was a complaint of a late 1-2 shift. The green connectors under the dash were connected putting the vehicle into a test mode. The customer had installed a starter themselves an...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Timing Belt VIN: 4S3BG6854W
After completing a repair for the blown head gaskets and installing all new timing components and water pump, we brought the vehicle back in for a 500 mile inspection and found the timing belt is still walking out and getting chewing up (please see "Related Re...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXAE09BXS
I have 0.009 ac volts at ecm and at sensor plug it has 0.315 ac volts on both new wire and old wire. Code 52 still comes up with the mil light comes on. I was asking for some suggestions on ant problems found Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor circuit)
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V0Y
I have this Cabrio that is setting p0411 or 16795 for AIR system. This car came in 2 weeks ago with the same code. Found strip fuse was replaced with a jumper wire, all 3 rubber mounts for AIR pump broken, AIR hose from pump to valve broken, and AIR pump was p... Trouble codes: P0411
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L defrost/radio VIN: WVWPD63B02
Volkswagon techs please help.When you turn the rear defrost on while the radio is you get alot of static interference.Rear defrost works fine.Replaced switch did not make a difference.Also can remove switch and power defrost circuit and still gets static over ...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Poor Idle Quality
Hey People!! hope you are all going to have a good Thanksgiving!! I will sure try.. I have this TDI VW beetle,, runs great til it gets up to operating temp,,Then it starts this rough idle and slight surge up and down..I have found numerous little problems and ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L oil pressure VIN: 3VWCD21Y83
I am trying to locate the oil pressure sender. Alldata and Mitchell one dosent show location. This is a turbo model any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks In advance John
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L strut mount VIN: 3VWSE69MO4
"Since doing the timing belt" customer reports noise turning steering. I originally thought maybe a plastic shield came loose. My noise is coming from the strut mount. My question is, how much are these "floating" mounts supposed to move when a vehicle is lift...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: YV1TS94D5Y
Hello, I have this S80 that intermittenly will start to idle very rough and will not accelerate due to lack of power. No codes and I'm using a modis scanner and can only go through global obd2. I've read scan data and what I'm seeing is a absolute throttle pos...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1VS2557Y
Vehicle stalls at times after getting hot. Will restart with no problem. Once hot vehicle will start and idle fine. Put into gear and it dies. Will restart fine. After driving a while and coming to a stop car will also die. Had a cam sensor codes. But cel only...

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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULD54B32
Thank you to all who replied. After much tetsing found the return wire {pin5 at APP} was not grounded at PCM. At this point I figured there would be a voltage drop at 1 of the grounds at PCM. Did not find any drops on grounds. I ran a ground wire form connecte... Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 Bank 12 Voltage High Voltage), P0158 (O2 Bank 12 Voltage High Voltage), P2128 (Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 2 High Voltage).
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8320W
i actually didnd get much more time with this car,however i did conferm cumbustion leak to coolant and the crank sensor tested marginal.due to economic concerns,we will have to wait to finish the repairs andget the rest of our questions answered.thanks folks f...
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBABJ8323W
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L computer VIN: WBADM6337X
the bmw from hell is fixed,but i do not know what fixed it.details as follow.after replacing tranny computer and recheking all wiring found no problem i talk to bmw service department about code 104 they said that this is tranny code and that is related to pow...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L trans fluid VIN: WBADM6345Y
almost everyone said use [...] so we used a full synthetic valvoline fluid , no problems yet. the fluid in it was red so i think we are ok
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGL42020
still have same fault i will keep trying.i am sending the new ecu away to have it tested to see if it has been reprogrammed propperly. many thanks to all for your help
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L speedometer VIN: 1G6KD52Y7V
I replaced speedmeter head and that fixed it. even after I had it tested by speedometer shop that said it was ok,I sent the car to them and still said it was ok. I tested with scope at input an had wave sign.
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Unknown VIN: R3TG156548
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K8Y
Thank you to all how took the time to respond to my help request.Thank you to Michael,Joe,Austin,Daniel,Robert there post say replace mass airflow sensor with new one and that was the fix.Put new one in and scan tool data shows data coming for sensor and no ch... Trouble codes: P0102.
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: S042182277
2004 Chevrolet Colorado Sport 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCCS19684
Installed new PCM and had flashed, checked all grounds, test drove good. Thanks for all the good responses David. Trouble codes: C0899, V1064 (Communication Loss with BCM), P0601, P0601.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L temp controls VIN: 2GCEK13T95
Long story short, it was the door position wire had a bad connection at the instrument panel junction block.. long story: replaced the HVAC module, which is also the head unit. It is programmable and I programed it. The temp or mode doors still didn't work. we...
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L headlights VIN: 1GNDV23126
well, thanks to everybody who informed me of the tsb and part# for updated regulator. Shame on mitchell for not listing the tsb, and shame on the local gm dealer who didn't know about the tsb. I installed the new regulator and charging system voltage stays ste...
2004 Chrysler 300M 3.5L cd player VIN: 2C3HE66G54
Thanks to all that replied. Found out customer bought vehicle new but has never used the cd player.The customer decided to go with plan B. Just make the lights stop flashing. They are an older couple and only listen to the radio. Disconnect the player.
2004 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L no shift VIN: 2C3HD3G6M7
thanks for the replies i will try to borrow a chyrsler scanner to pull codes
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C4FY48B25
Good afternoon,thanks to all who wrote in.Everyone had basicly the same ideas about loose connections,pulled out pins in the computer harness connectors,and possible shorted cam and or crank sensors.But Tom [...] in New York gave me the fix.Apparently this n... Trouble codes: 107 (no 5volt power source to map), 122 (no 5volt power source to tps).
1995 Dodge B2500 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B6HB21X1S
I truly thank all that took the time to help me with this concern. To make a long story short the vehicle needs a wiring harness. After all the clues pointed to the PCM being the cause, I went through the wiring again to be sure before I spent $600.00 plus for...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Hesitation, BACKFIRE (INTAKE) VIN: 1B7HF16Y1W
Very sorry for lolly-gagging on the reply. Kevin from Illinois and Jeff from Ontario called it on the forward o2. Very strange, after we actually captured data on a failure, we were able to see a brief period of relative inactivity from the o2 sensor, coupled ...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L New cat destroyed VIN: 1B7FL26X9W
Thanks again for the help. thanks to rick, bill and especially jay from ontario. on further testing, watching fuel trims at idle and 2k with eng at normal operating temp all seemed normal, i went out on a road test and upon return my fuel trims had gone way ne...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 TRX4 5.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1D7KS28C26
The fix is in, it was the injectors causing the problems. Failed the return flow test on all the injectors. Customer ended up going to a different Dodge dealer and they warranteed out all the injectors and now it runs good. The return flow test is performed ...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHF25H8P
replaced pick up coil in the distributor been gone a week Trouble codes: 211 (erratic pip signal).
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L fuel in coolent VIN: 1FDLF47F1S
pulled sleeves, replaced and sealed with crapload of loctite. 2 weeks and a ok. thanks for all the help.
2006 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 3FAPO7186R
2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Battery VIN: 1FAFP241X6
Thanks for response. The cause of this problem was the alternator short circuited. New alternator and no more draw. Thanks again.
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC14W9X
thanks for all the help and was able to fix this vehicl.there was alot of things that needed to be done, cleaned mass air flow and all codes went away, except for the po 300 recuring daily base engine was fine. comression good , plug . wires, but cap was bad ... Trouble codes: P0131, P0137, P00, 151 (low volts b2s1), P0157, P00, 300 (mulyiple cyl miss detected), P1351.
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L poping noise VIN: 1GKFK66U24
Well, thank you to everyone who helped, unfortunately did not fix this one. justin had an interesting thought about the purge valve. I tried it even disabled it, noise still there. retorque all bolts to suspension, frame, crossmember (no luck mike, thanks t...
1993 Honda Civic CX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4T1BG22K5Y
thanks for the replies. after further looking into this vehicle I found that I missed one key point. taking the o2 sensor out. the cat was clogged solid. customer had cat replaced and the vehicle runs great now. more power than it has ever had, back to mi...
1995 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L abs light VIN: JHMRA1861S
I found that the left rear speed sensor did not have a reading when spinning the wheel and reading with a multi-meter. All other wheels have shown a reading performing the same procedure. I ordered a ABS speed sensor from honda and it will be here in a few da...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: G01U117468
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L hard start VIN: SAJHX6243V
The crankshaft sensor fixed jag,like everyone said it would.Brian saidthat the amplitude needs to be sufficient and he looks for 1 volt peak to peak.thanks for all the help. dave Trouble codes: P0335.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cat system problem VIN: SAJDA01C7Y
Thanks to all that replied and Charlie V espescially. CATS system problem with amber light on the Instrument panel message center does indeed mean an electronic suspension problem. Way different than the P0420 the car had before. Now that we know where to l...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Starting VIN: 1J4FT68S7X
Thanks to all of you who took the time to respond I really appreciate it. After checking multiple things vech was still intermittent with starting. I was convinced it was most likely the aftermarket assembly. Well on a whim I decided to suggest they change ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L right rear turn signaland brake lights inop. VIN: 1J4G258S4X
crossed tail lamps,same results.Found ground g301 corrded due to coolant leaking from heater core.Cleaned ground,bypassed heater core.still same results. right side turn signal stays on when applied&brake light goes out.Unable to fix customers concern.Also ho2...
2004 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L blend door actuator VIN: KNAFB16154
Apparently KIA had a bad batch of control heads. They warrentied 2 heads before installing a good head. Thanks for the help.
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L head gaskets VIN: SALMF11444
thanks for all in info, we found the tools online at otc, we forgot to menition that we are down to one tool dealer here which is an off the wall mostly gear wrench and other tool web tools,tool guy, the rest have retired or left town,,and as far as the air ri...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L tensioner VIN: WDBFA66ESM
Thanks to all of you who offered help with my problem. I was unable to confirm what brand tensioner was last installed on this engine but was made in Germany. As per some of your suggestions I took a very close look at belt routing and also pulley wear. I dete...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L base module VIN: WDRGA51E9R
thanks to all that responded, we finally sent the benz to a specialist who has a neusbaum scanner and they found a problem with the airflow meter that they explained affects all the other modules and that our equipment could not access. new airflow meter inata...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C180 Kompres 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDC2030462
Unfortunatly this vehicle has been involved in an accident and is currently in the bodyshop being repaired. I have failed in to repair the car in the time I had. Members who responded suggested a variety of things to check and be aware of. The fuel trims do ... Trouble codes: 28 (Mixture adaption too rich under partial load).
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G8ZK5279X
This vehicle was fixed by replacing the coolant temp sensor and harness connector, even though scanner would give only proper temperature when problem was there (which still causes me to wonder why), corroded harness and sensor inside was deteriorating as so m... Trouble codes: P0341, P1620, P0340, P0731, P1599.
2004 Suzuki Verona S 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VM52L34
well techs this one is still not compleatly fixed. we installed a new vent shut off valve and that cured the p1449. vehicle still has trouble taking fuel i belive that the evap canister is pluged causing pressure on the fuel system. we are going to try filling... Trouble codes: P1449, P1620.
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