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2007 Acura RDX 2.3L Navigation VIN: 5J8TB18527
I have this RDX here with technology package. I am trying to enter the Navi code and it says incorrect code. The customer is the original owner and has all the books. I am entering the code off of the card. The maintenance log also has the same code. Has anyo...
1995 Audi 90 2.8L tcm, ecm, brakes VIN: WAUBA88CXS
hello. i have a communication problem with all the control modules. i need to clear codes again on the transmission, i have vag com software, and it works on other vws, but will not communicate with this one. it is OBD1. i have a genisys with the OBD1 cable an...
1988 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBABB2302J
Well I'll start with the problem as I see it. This BMW 325i is misfiring on #3 and #6 cylider. Spark is good, fuel pressure is good, Noid light showed good electrical circuit. Ive replaced all ignition parts.(cap, rotor, plugs, wires) n my scanner it shows my ...
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACB4318N
Hey, hope someone can assist us. We are pulling our hair out. Car came in as a no start, no fuel and no spark. We replaced the ecm about 6 months ago with a used unit as the org. had water intursion. We pulled the computer, area seemed dry so we unplugged and ...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 4USCC8323S
Vehicle came in with multiple coolant leaks and gage running hot, but not overheating. Fixed all coolant leaks and replaced thermostat. Afterward, bled system with no problem and checked for leaks. Car runs great and has no apparent problems, except one that w...
1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52K3T
This request is actually a parts information request. Traced this evap problem to vacuum valve. As suggested by many in the "fix" database ,it is best to replace both vacuum valve and purge solenoid. Got a Delco solenoid without a problem, but I cannot seem to... Trouble codes: P0441
2004 Buick Century Custom 3.1L pcm/ipc/bcm VIN: 2G4WS52J44
customer dropped off car- no speedometer, no coolant temp, gear indicator shows drive in park, no radio. car starts and runs fine with no cel. tried to scan for codes- no communication with pcm,bcm or ipc. checked fuses to modules for proper voltage. seem ok. ...
1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L steering VIN: 1G6KE54Y3W
hello fellow techs, thanx in advance. i have here a 1998 cadillac deville de ellegance, this vehicle has a noise and vibration in the steering, seems to be fluid pressure fluctuation or pulse, this happens at idle or while driving roughly 60hz frequency, with ...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Interior Lights VIN: 1GEEH9OY9W
Hello, I have a little problem that's driving me nuts. This Cadi. is converted into a hearse with all the normal electronic stuff that would be located in the trunk area mounted neatly on a metal sheet under the floor were the casket sits. Hard to get to some...
2002 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L all gauges VIN: 1G6EL12Y12
I can communicate with the instrument cluster, and get readings, but there is no operation on the gauges. Cleaned grounds at front door posts with no change. Unhooked battery and clamped terminals together for a few hours. I am ready to take the cluster out, a...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL52M2S
The 3x signal to the ICM checks out good as does the 24X at the pigtail. Fuses check OK. The power and ground to the ICM check out good. The IC from the ECM has about .03V with key on or cranking. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: 82 (Ignition control 3X signal error)
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCDM19W4X
came in for a no comm problem found fuse # 7 under dash blown (25 amp aux and dlc ) replaced fuse and checked for codes none found (i did not road test this van) came back with code p0300 and p0304 opend eng comp and found that the dist cap rotor wires and plu... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L tcc module VIN: 1GNDT13WXX
This Blazer will not stay in 4wd above 10 mph. Above that speed it reverts to 2wd and sets the service 4wd light. It sets speed sensor code, but all three speed sensors show good. Have replaced front speed sensor and swapped the 2 in the back with the same res...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W0Y
The first time the vehicle came to me for an intermittent no start it had no spark at the plugs and weak spark at the coil. checked distributor cap and rotor, found carbon tracking on both. replaced distrubutor cap and rotor with inexpessive aftermarket parts....
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L Reduced Power VIN: 3GNKF16Z44
This problem starts with the vehicle warm and on a rough surface road. I should add that the owner is a vet so the vehicle sees lots of fields and pastures. The first event is the ABS and brake light come on. Then the door locks cycle.Then the reduced power me...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L planetary VIN: 1GCHK23U24
Posting on my personal vehicle I recently purchased this truck cheap knowing it had a whine in first gear. The noise goes away as soon as it shifts to second. The noise is a whine with some scrapping metal sound mixed in. I see there is a TSB for checking the...
2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L cluster VIN: 1GCFH15Z37
We hope someone has seen this before,van came in for no cluster lites.We have radio lites and gear selector lites and we can dim them as well.We have gone through the diagnosis and seems to have led us to the headlite switch.We installed a new one but it still...
2008 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L air bag light VIN: 2G1WB55K38
vehicle cames into the my shop with an instrument cluster that when full had a correct gauge reading but showed incorrect miles to empty. pulled instrument cluster and called dealership with number off the back of cluster, asked at that time if cluster needed ...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Limited 3.0L left side VIN: 4C3AG52H14
Gentlemen, We believe this vehicle has a flow problem. The heater performance is acceptable with some temp variation right to left (left is cooler). Big problem is in defrost mode. When switching to defrost, A/C overcomes available heater core output & left s...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Misfire VIN: 3C4FY48B14
Got this one from a friend's referal. It has been to the dealer, and customer was so disapointed she brought it here. The initial diagnosis was a bad ignition coil, which was replaced by the dealer. Then the diagnosis was a bad computer driver for the ignition... Trouble codes: P0300
2007 Chrysler sprinter 3.0L swirl valves VIN: WDPPF34597
Ok here we go again... This sprinter has came in a few times for this code so we finally sent it out to the dealer for diagnosis due to the fact that there are no flow charts or any information for the code i was getting in all data, on demand, indenifix, or...
1991 Dodge Stealth ES 3.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JB3XD4459M
hello guys. i have this 1991 dodge stealth sohc 3.0 giving me problems. i recently replaced the headgaskets and other gaskets on this engine. started the car up and it ran fine until warm. shut it off and it never started again. it has spark but no injector pu...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L converter? VIN: 3B7KF23621
customer had a stalling in gear problem and when it didnt stall in gear the truck wanted to pull when not giving any gas iv had this problem before on dodge trucks have replaced the converter and fixed problem i have replaced the converter on this truck it see...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L hydraulic pump VIN: 2B4GP44R22
amber brake light on, red brake light flashes. had 2 codes one was hydraulic pump circuit failure the other right front speed sensor circuit. when i cleared codes the only code that comes right back is the hydraulic pump circuit failure. does any one have a wi...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L hard start VIN: 1D7HU18D84
Thanks in advance for any help. This truck has a hard start problem after a hot soak. Has a very long crank time, sometimes a no start on a hot soak, if you slightly crack the throttle open it will start. No fault codes, fuel pressure is in specs and pressure ...
1988 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, HIGH IDLE WHEN WARM VIN: 1FABP50U8J
Was towed in as a no-start, started up and drove into workshop, has started and ran various lenghts of time with no stall, run rough or start issues, about 15 times last two days, roadtested a couple of times...!!! Of course it's probably the TFI module, but c...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L power seat VIN: 2FMDA5348Y
Drivers power seat will not work.I have power to seat motor and can make it work if i ground one side of the connector.Typical power window style system that i have fixed several times.The all data wiring diagram has a note on it that tells me current flow is ...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start, VIN: 1FTCR11X0V
Customer states that the vehicle will not start intermittently. When vehicle does not start, the check engine light is not on in the dash. If the light comes on, it will always start. When it doesn't start it sets codes P0230 and P0231 for fuel pump circuit. I...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Coast down VIN: 1FTWW31YX5
After truck is warmed up, when letting off the throttle, on coast down, I get two or three hard bangs (sometimes more)like truck is downshifting or binding in two gears. No Codes. I had local Ford dealer reflash. Recorded data when happens and trans went from ...
1995 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1Y1SK5287S
hi to all out there. we have a nightmare here. we had a good customers geo towed in because it died & would not re-start. after testing we found the coil bad & just replaced the coil/cap & rotor. the vehicle started fine & idled well. the tech. drove the car &...
1996 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L Interior Power(lights, seats etc.) VIN: 1GBFG15R5T
Looking for wiring diagrams for aftermarket conversions for interior lighting, seats and fold out beds for GMC or Chevrolet Conversion Vans. Preferably Cobra Conversion from Advantage Enterprises
1998 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W8W
First thank you to anyone who replies. I have seen this vehicle 3 times for a crank and no start. Everytime it is at the shop it starts perfectly. I have been able to retrieve one code but it is so intermitant that I am not able to run the diagnostic test prop... Trouble codes: B2958
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L Starter, VIN: 1GTHK29D77
vehicle started out internimtantly loosing power and stalling, and then when i got in my bay was check out wiggling wires got to pcm and stalled and hassnt restated yet, no codes have data and can control out puts through scanner bur wont start san jump starte...
1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5609V
We swapped motors in this Accord because of severe over heat. It got so hot the plug wire boots melted. After installation the car ran good for a few miles then started cutting out & stalling. Since then the car will run good cold for a few minutes and then it... Trouble codes: P1279
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES15541
Came in for stall, no power, check engine light. Has run fine since timing belt and tune several months ago. It will run ok for a block then bog down and maybe stall, maybe hard restart. Noticed converter red hot on occurance, pulled O2 sensors and dropped exh... Trouble codes: P1361 (Mfr Ctrlled Ign Sys or Misfire), P1362 (Mfr Ctrlled Ign Sys or Misfire)
1988 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L cruise VIN: 1LNBM93E2J
having a tough time with this lincoln.the cruise control is acting very strange,it will engauge but it cuts in and out with such force it will snap your head back and fourth.I would love to do some testing but can not find the amp.Any one out there know where ...
2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Misfire, no spark cyl.3&4 VIN: JM3LW28Y11
After three weeks of trying, this problem has been handed over to me. This engine never fires #3 & 4 plugs. They share same side of the coil. According to alldata diagram pin 52 at ecm, a red wire is the trigger, wire color changes to white somewhere between e...
2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0L airbag VIN: JM1NC25F36
Have code B1871, cannot clear. The test results say to replace restraint control module. This a new module from Mazda and we got another new module from Mazda, both new modules have the same code and problem. Thought maybe the reprograming had to be done befor...
2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Automatic transmission VIN: JM1BK34357
Mostly when hot, when leaving a stop sign, the engine revs as a/t creeps, then catches and goes. also when merging from an off ramp ( slight corner), the trans. flares as its making the slight transition corner,then catches. I understand Asians sometimes build...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCB34D2M
HELP! Having a challenge with this one. Deliverd here running very poorly after a recent cylinder head replacement elsewhere. The customer suspected pump timing. According to service information, the pump was off about 120 degrees. After setting the pump up pe...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55SXY
hi everyone! i need help.this car came in as a no start.has spark but no fuel pressure.tried the usual hit on the tank with the BFH but no luck.check for power at the pump. no power.used power probe to apply power to pump and still no pump operation.noticed bi...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L pedal height VIN: JA4MW51R12
This truck has sat for about 6 months. The problem is a low brake pedal. One pump and it is right up top. The brakes act like old drum brakes that are out of adjustment. Pedal is not spongy like air, but it just requires a pump to get the pedal up. Seems stran...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D21
Client had this at another repair place first - it was running very badly. They sold him all the gravy stuff including new spark plugs. It was still running badly when it left and shortly after became a full no-start. (It does crank well and has good voltage)....
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6BA07A35
hey fellow techs i have a head scatcher here.customers wife called stated this truck did not want to accelerate,but was idling fine,the service engine soon lamp was flashing.i told her to shut it off and have it towed in,if it would not restart and accelerate....
2005 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8BT08V1S
Hi I been trying to find the location for the crank sensor on this X-Trail it has the 2.5 four cylinder 4x4 if any one can help it would be greatly appreciated thanking everyone in advanced for taking the time to help.
2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Code p0116 VIN: 1N4BA41E38
Please help with this code as I don't really see any abnormal problem. Any TSB's or recalls?
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1G3AJ51N6K
this engine intermittantly, under load, shuts off completely just like you turned off the key. restarts immediately. after the above repairs, car was driven 350 miles before it did it again. customer says it then cut out more and more frequently before he retu...
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser SL 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3AM84N8L
I have this olds that originally came in for lack of power with 127k on it. replaced o/e plugs wires and fuel filter and ran great, now 3 weeks later its back and will idle great when cold and try to give it gas and it dies. when it gets warm it wont idle or r...
1998 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN52K9W
Hi everyone hope you have some ideas. This car was setting for a little over a year. Every once in a great while cel comes on with p0336, sometimes it will die starting right back up, sometimes it will cut out. I have driven car with lab scope on 3x and 18x f... Trouble codes: P0336 (18x ref signal)
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB1247T
missfire on cylinder one all the time customer was driving car two weeks ago and came out of nowere Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire on one)
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW12E9Y
Hello, thanks in advance! I starting working on this following alot of repairs. Random Misfire @ 2100-2600 RPMs, in any gear of the transmission. normally occurs at highway speeds. Won't misfire accept when driving not even when under a load in shop. This unit... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Engine Noise ?? VIN: YS3ED48E0Y
This vehicle has been meticulously maintained and always used synthetic oil. Came in with coolant leak (no signs of over heating), due to broken radiator. Customer noticed wiff of smoke and stopped driving immediately. Upon repair of cooling system and ensurin...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L HVAC system VIN: YS3ED59Z12
I'm approaching my wits end with this '02 9-5. This vehicle entered the shop with a complaint of no heat. No codes were present in the HVAC head when scanned with our tech 2. I disassembled the dash to the point where I could see the cabin air mix motor on the...
2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F4GG61685
good day all i have a crazy one this car starts and runs nicely the check enginelight is flashing very fast there are no repeat no missfires this car runs well. and i have swapped in a good ecu no differance. the fun parts is with the key on the a/c compressor...
2006 Saturn Vue 3.5L Surge VIN: 5GZCZ63446
Hello all, thank you in advance. This is my personal vehicle and here is my problem. While normal cruising between 30 - 40 MPH the RPM's jump around like it's looking for a gear to go to. The transmission is fine, though. It is not hunting for a gear, rather i...
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L all gears VIN: JF1SF6555Y
originally vehicle came in because clutch was bad, installed new.roughly 1000 miles later clutch was slipping badly again.installed new clutch and had flywheel resurfaced. soon thereafter car returned with obvious slipping in all gears.so we replaced slave cyl...
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L condesor fan VIN: 4TBG22K8W4
i have this camry condesor fan runs all time with key on or engine runing . colant fan work normal the condensor fan is on whether ac is on or off .i repled relay #2 fan switch at radiator power and grounds seem to be ok please help thank you
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Rear Suspension VIN: JT2BF22K7X
We got this vehicle in last week, with what the customer described as a groaning noise from the rear of the vehicle. After road testing we could definatly hear the noise. We checked all rear bushings etc, and found them in good condition. We removed the rear s...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B5X
hi all you vw techs, this thing was towed in for a no run, customer claims it ran fine when she parked it a month ago. cranks ok wont idle unless you hold t pedal down a little, wont race up has a code p1545 throttle control epc. mitchell diag. says to unplug ... Trouble codes: P1545 (throttle control)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2VWAC21C2Y
it has a lean code it has a brand new maf and there is no vacume leaks in the car the fuel pressure is in spec Trouble codes: P1128

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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP64B41
This has been long suffering. The fortunate thing is the customer allowed me the time to sort it out. The biggest problem was that this system (2.7 Bi-turbo) has a different test sequence that the more common 2.8l. It runs like this. SAI only operates if star... Trouble codes: P1423 (Secondary Air Injection low flow Bank 1), P1411 (Secondary Air Injection low flow Bank 2).
2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUVC68E33
Thanks to all who responded. After checking powers and grounds at the ecm we discovered that the ecm was not grounding the circuit for the fuel pump relay. A new ecm corrected the problem. Thanks again.
2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L battery VIN: 1G4HP54K92
Hellow all, as it turns out my some data was incorrect for rear seat cushion r&r to service the battery. They said to push back (which is pretty much impossible the way floor and seat are made)and lift. The "fix" was to just do a quick hard jerk on the seat cu...
1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L No Start, NO SPARK VIN: 1G6KF5496V
We got spark. Found that there was a corroded fuse for the ignition circuit to the ignition module that failed voltage drop testing and cleaned and retested Ok and now has spark and runs great.
1989 Chevrolet V1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEV16K4K
I appreciate all the replies that I have recieved on this particular problem unfortunately the customer has not been back in over a month to do any further repairs and I am forced to close this without a fix.Thanks again for everyone that replied Trouble codes: 43 (esc problem), 44 (lean exhaust).
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Poor Shift Quality VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
As many of you said there was a short in the system that caused the loss of the 5v ref. it turned out to be in the fuel gauge module under the dash. thanks for the help.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start, ignition module VIN: 1GCEC14W3Y
Hi all--talk about cutting it short!! First off I need to thank Jerry,Edward,Derrick,Spencer,Rick,Ed,Gary,Matt,Miguel and Stephen for their replies. They all had good ideas and procedures for diagnosing this problem. Some of them I had already done and some I ...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19W31
First, I wanna say thanx for all the help. I hooked my Modis up to the ignition system and found 25K at the coil and 10K at the spark plugs. I happened to have a Jimmy here the same year and it's readings were 27K at the coil and 25K at the plugs. Removed t...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: NO VIN IM
thanks for the help .ran a new ground from the module to eng .gm has had a problem withe the ground at the head . Trouble codes: P1518.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23204
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L power locks VIN: 1D7HU16N82
after thinking about this problem overnight and reading the posts i decided to cut open the boot at drivers door jamb,i found the tan wire with red tracer holding together by two strands cut and solder back together all works fine.that wire is the lock side fo...
1995 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Surge VIN: 1FTEX15N2S
Ran a back pressure test on the cats=7.5psi. Replaced cats. also found a bad O2 sensor. Replaced the cats and O2. Waiting for customer contact to see if DTC 121 reoccurs and if any improvement in mileage etc. Trouble codes: 121 (tps does not correlate with maf.).
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L lubrication VIN: 1FTHX26AOT
Well fixing this truck was easier said than done, when it comes to parts that is! Frankly the parts supply issue was NOT easy to establish from Ford so we had to get the items from the International dealer. To summarize, these early 7.3 Powerstroke engines...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34391
Shortley after I posted the problem the fuel pump completely quit and had no fuel pressure. All the replies were right on to help verify problem. Thanks for all the quick responses. The car is gone and am confident of the repair..
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTWW33F43
Well the shop finally got through with my dad, 2500 dollars later his truck runs, but he said it still didn't run like it was supposed to and shuddering, just wanted to get it away from this shop(I'll get to that in a min.) Supposedly, they just starting pulli...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L idle speed VIN: 1FTNX21F13
Well we didn't find a real cheap fix, but a feasable one, A company called (InPower LLC) makes a reasonably priced bolt on kit. Simply mount the board, run a power wire (fused), and mount a switch. $280.00 each. Asecond dealer priced me the ford kit for over...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L no communication VIN: 1FAFP34P43
new pcm did the trick spent more than the customer wanted but at least he got his inspection Thanks all
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Front driveline VIN: 1FMZU73K04
customer stoped repairs after we tried a few things he was impatient Replaced transfer case front drive shaft checked both driveshafts front wheel bearings and joints. thanks to everyone Steve
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3FAFP37N25
Thanks to all the replies and with the help of all. We have fixed this focus. Brain from Indiana hit the nail. We ohmed solnoids and decided to pull pan and found a lot of metal debris. Removed the unit and tore down, the back cover where the rev and dir cl ri...
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L dash light VIN: 1FMYU93186
Thank you to all those who contributed their thoughts. The answer is that the passenger seat belt pretensioner was blown as well. This seems awful obvious looking back. However, it was not in the midst of the pursuit. Alldata (which I presume is only relat...
1999 Infiniti Q45 T 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31A0X
Thank you everyone who replied, especially Steve [...] who gave some very helpful info. This will be a closed with out fix due to customer budget. Plus, this is also impossible for indepedence shop to repair due to the availability of Nissan CONSULT 2 as St...
2005 Kia Rio 1.6L Head Gasket VIN: KNADC12575
Thanks to all that replied. Ultimately found some very minor imperfections on block allowing coolant to leak @ seam. Mitchell 1 does recommend a sealant during installation but do not specify the type of sealant. I called them to specify and they pointed me ...
2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L heater blend door VIN: 1LNHM87A55
This vehicle is fixed. First I want to thank everyone that responded. Next, My request for help was flawed from the start. I learned that the actuator motor and lever that I thought were causing my condition were not the blend door. It was for the rear seat ve...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
So finally got some time to work on this one. Found one bad coil causing severe missfire very intermittant. Thanks to all who replied, especially Reynold whose idea about tapping on the coils is what finally caused a noticible missfire. Swapped two known good ... Trouble codes: P0420 (p0300-), P0300.
1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDBHA33GXF
Thank you Jim from Washington. It seems that there is a software program "issue" that when you clear the misfire codes that the adaptations do not reset. This caused the PCM to shut down that bank. I disconnected the battery, touched the cables together, let ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire).
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L altenator VIN: WDBUF26J15
this turned out to be a battery control module issue that the dealer was going to do.thanks for all the replies.
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41F55
Sorry for the delay, wanted to make sure. Thanks for the help, we replaced the air/fuel ratio sensor, but the light didn't go out then. The customer wanted to take it as is. She has since come back in, said it was doing great and paid the bill. Thanks again fo... Trouble codes: P1148 (closed loop bank 1), P1168 (closed loop bank 2), P1031 (air/fuel ratio sensor meter).
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L Steering/abs? VIN: 1G3WH55M7R
Well gonna close the book on this one for now, most replies suggested axle, brakes, or wheel bearing locking up. All the things we had already suspected and inspected, but after numerous test drives without experiencing the problem and no other symptoms at all...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K5V
I replaced the oxygen sensor again with a test one because customer did not have time to wait for more diagnostics. Customer has not had the light come back on. Sorry for the delay because customer did not get back right away to us. Trouble codes: P1133 (Insuffiecent O2 switching).
2006 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L trans inop VIN: 5Y2SL65896
Thank you guys for the great feed back. as suspected, the PCM was for a manual trans car. I just got the correct one, plugged it in and drove away. Trouble codes: P0607 (PCM failure).
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH49G64
Thank you to all that READ my post. The problem was the t-stat. we had unstalled a t-stat frm World Pac. I was under the impression these were oem parts that were re-boxed. I guess that is not always true. the t-stat from saab was different in design. I also f... Trouble codes: P0116.
1990 Sterling 827 SLi 2.7L No Start VIN: SAXXS43K9L
Unfortunately the customer has decided that this car has served him well enough, and he pulled it out of the shop unrepaired and says he will be getting rid of it. Trouble codes: 17 (vss).
1994 Toyota T100 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VD10A0R
well even though i was sure i had tried it before apparently Jim was right and you have to have the knock sensor installed in the block to input a base signal once i disassembled the intake and installed the knock sensor the code disappeared and all is well. t...
1996 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Thank you for the help everyone. I wasn't able to get my hands on the car for a couple of weeks, but it was carbon buildup in the throttle assembly preventing vacuum from reaching the switches. Light has been off for about a week, woohoo! Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient.).
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L transmission VIN: 4T1BG22KXW
Thanks to all replies, Time and money dictated a used transmission which solved the problem but didnt pinpoint the noise.
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L computer VIN: JTEHH20VX2
I would like to thank everybody who responded to my question. My tech installed the computer this morning and took it for a test drive. It was a plug and play computer which most responses said it would be. I also would like to say that before I asked that que...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L p0171 VIN: 3VWTD81H6W
Thanks to all who offered help. We have felt from the beginning the issue appears to be vacuum related, however no amount of testing has confirmed this, other than a slight deviation in vacuum gauge @ idle, that steadies when engine is slightly revved. Other... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean VAG [...]).
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