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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Front seal VIN: WAUEH54B51
Hello to all, Got this Audi towed in leaking oil out of the front of trans. R&R Trans found front bearing siezed on torque converter, oil pouring out. Replaced trans pump (came with bearing and seal installed), torque converter, and reinstalled. Went on 10 mil...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L erratic fuel guage VIN: WAULC68E54
Customer concern : fuel guage inaccurate. Replaced fuel sending unit and fuel filter about a year and half ago for a buzzing sound. Now when vehicle is filled up with fuel it will only show 3/4 tank. Ocassionally fuel guage will fall rapidly. I belive there is...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L radio code VIN: WAULC68E24
Is it possible to get a radio code for this Audi vin # [...] Thank You
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E06
My first problem here is that ALLDATA isn't giving me any description on this DTC. I've checked all of the intercooler and intake hose connections to be sure there aren't any leaks. I've replaced the valve cover vent valve tot he updated part number, replaced ... Trouble codes: P1297 (connection charger-throttle valve pressure drop upper limit exceeded)
1993 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAHD6310P
Crank no start, found no injector pulse and no spark, checked all connections at ecu no problems found, checked cam and crank signal at ecu harness no problems found still no spark and no noid light. pulled ecu connector and dme relay and cleaned all contacts....
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAG8324WD
Hello So this m62 is giving me some trouble. When you remove plug , you can see that the driver side plug are white, no residue, not a nice color... complete oposite on the passenger side they are completely black with ash on them... so, my question is can a...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAN37411
Happy Holidays everyone. I have this 01 325i that I am having some issues with. The car was towed in and unable to get down the road under it's own. One of the techs here found the codes for maf, and inlet cam sensor. Replaced both car starts and runs. He test... Trouble codes: 204 (Idle Speed Plausibility)
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L no crank VIN: WBAGL63452
I have been playing with this on and off for a week or two. Car was traded in with known transmission problems. No other history is known. R N D lights flash, no crank. When I originally tried to pull codes from EGS got no communication. Disconnected battery...
2005 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANA73575
Hello to all, Got this BMW towed in, No Start. No codes in OBD II system, no MIL. Battery low from cranking I am guessing. Charged battery, Started and drove fine. Sat overnight, got a cold snap and will not start. Cranks strongly, randomly will almost ignite ...
2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4CW54K22
I worked on this car about 3 weeks ago ran fine tuneup cleaned tb and maf. customer came in yesterday said his car stalled sitting still in traffic. had car running looking under hood engine stumbled then recovered. scaned pcm had maf code in history I know wh... Trouble codes: P0102
2005 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WC53275
Has Mil open, clear and always returns. Replace Valve and checked pipe to exhaust. No change. Pump works. Valve opens when commanded with scan tool. Trouble codes: P2440 (Sec. A.I.R. Valve Stuck Open)
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L tcc VIN: 1G6KD54YOY
po741 stored for tcc lockup. ff data shows code set at 60 mph. after clearing code i road tested with scan tool monitoring tcc. tcc activity was normal showing duty cycle and normal deactivation with brake application. also the 100-200 rpm increase when tap br...
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEK63N43
I have this 03 Escalade, one of our recon vehicles, with misfires at idle. There are no misfires until the idle drops to 575-625 hot idle, park or in gear, then #5 misfire counter runs up steadily followed by #4 at a slower misfire rate. Any slight raise in rp... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Misfire Cyl. 4), P0305 (Misfire Cyl. 5)
1992 Chevrolet P30 7.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBKP37N4N
Customer's Motorhome has stalled/engine died twice while driveing at cruise speeds no loads, (other than its a motorhome) 55-60mph. What is happening is that the ECM/IGN 10 amp fuse is blowing. vehicle gets towed in. fuse replaced and the engine starts and run...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Oil Pressure VIN: 3GNFK16T91
Need some help here guys. I replaced the oil pan gasket on this truck and every thing went smoothly. When I started it up it had no oil pressure. When I Reved it the oil pressure jumped right up to 40 - 45 but when it returned to idle it fell to nothing again....
2001 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDX03EX1
After confirmed head gasket we replaced heads and put back together . My concern is the gauge goes to 3/4 and the low fan goes on at 226F. I can command the low fan and high fan from Genisys. When I command either one the temp plummets nicely. I bled the syste...
2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L radio VIN: 2G1WH52K25
does anyone have the manual procedure to unlock the rds radio as i do not have a tech 2
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Tire Pressure monitor VIN: 1GNEK13T75
Hello, we have a 2005 Chevy Tahoe that has a service tire monitor message. It also has a C0775 code ( tire pressure sensor not learned). Here is the story. Customer states that the message came on . No tire rotation or tire removal. He went to two other shops...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L cylinder heads VIN: 2GCEC13V86
Thanks in advanced. Truck comes in with a bad lifter noise. Read alldata tsbs and found out about the castec heads. Pulled the valve covers off, bank 2 valve cover had no oil on the inside of the valve cover, hence, coolant washing the head. Castec head cracke...
2007 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15TX7
hello every one and thank you in advance for your time and help. i have a express van that came in with two trouble codes stored related to the heater circuit of the bank 2 sensor 1 o2.we do not have any driveability problems ,just a light on. i ran the o2 hea... Trouble codes: P0050, P0059
2008 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBDS14E38
Hi guys got another problem child here! Ok we bought this truck with a blown motor so we got a motor from a local salvage yard. The motor came out of a 2007 year model which said it was supposed to work if you swap out the cam sensor. So we did all that and go... Trouble codes: P0014 (Camshaft position timing over advanced or system performance), P0366 (Camshaft position sensor B circuit rangeperformance), P0300 (Randommultiple cylinder misfire)
1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H2X
this vehicle drove in to a do it your self carwash-they washed engine down-then it would not start back up-there is no spark or fuel pressure-there is injector pulse-we have scan data-the computer is seeing rpm -cam and crank-when turning over---?-any help wou...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L rack and pinion VIN: 3L8FY68B72
Hey guys got a real wierd problem here that weve never seen before , I wanted to see if anyone has run into this .. this PT CRUISER came in with a noisy power steering pump , and a rubbing pressure hose on the transaxle , so I replaced them including the resiv...
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...
2002 Dodge Durango R/T 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS58N52
I hope some one can help. After checking out the p0358 code everything was in specs.I found that #8 injector would loose injector pulse after about 30 seconds after start up. I know the ecm has been replaced at another garage and I installed a new asd relay. I... Trouble codes: P0358
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25B43
Customer came in complaining of the engine oil light coming "on". got a code P0522 did all the checks per mitchell for this code and checked oil pressure with a manual gauge got 70 psi. All electrical circuits check. Suspect the computer is bad because the onl... Trouble codes: P0522 (oil pressure sensor low)
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7L pedal VIN: 3D7KA28D63
This truck came in with dropping pedal, the master cylinder was changed. No leaks are found anywhere and there is no air in the system. Everything felt great and the truck was shipped. The customer came back to say that the pedal dropped again and it "felt wor...
1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW36G4T
I know the egr valve and tube is bad, however I have blocked off egr to see if a difference is made. It only seemed to change the rich reading from bank 2 to bank 1. After it runs for a while this will flip flop from one to the other and the long term adaptive... Trouble codes: P1131, P1132, P1152, P0175
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F9Y
will not run on right side,no pwr to orange wire on rt side, ohm wire from 24 at idm to valve cover plug was 1.6 good, replaced idm with ford but same problem.need some help Trouble codes: 1293 (rt bank no fire)
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L theft VIN: 1FMPU16L8Y
Hi/everyone. We had this exped. in for brakes front and rear it sat on the rack all weekend we completed repairs on monday when we tried to start it would run 3 seconds then die. The theft light comes on with key on then goes out after about 3 sec., when you s...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L no heat VIN: 1FTNW21PX3
thanks in advance for all replies,we are a euro shop tryn to help a good customer. we have this f250 6.0l diesel no heat cooling system does not circulate but engine does not over heat,i have checked no oil in coolant or coolant in oil, checked for hc in coola...
2003 Ford E-150 4.2L Misfire, VIN: 1FTRE142X3
ford techs please help. this van came in with miss on #3 .found the injector hung open,noid light on steady with eng running.replaced pcm and now i have proper injector pulse but no spark from coil on cylinders 3+4 .swapped computer back+original problem comes...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46P43
not much of a diesel tech but we are slow right now-so i took a shot at this truck-customer complaint is when it sits over nite and it is cold it is very hard to start-it turns over fine but it wont lite off right away- it had two codes listed-p006a- maf air f... Trouble codes: P006A (mass air flow fault-bank one), P0278 (cyl 6 contribution balance fault)
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Power Windows VIN: 1FAFP53245
Hi I have a 05 Taurus with all power windows dead there is no voltage on the LT BLU/BLK wire at the master window switch this voltage comes from the acessory relay in the interior fuse box or as called by Ford the smart junction box this relay is not being eng...
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FAFP34N16
We have an 06 Focus with a ticking noise coming from the bellhousing -- sounds very much like a sticky lifter but noise is coming from bell housing under rear of engine just above the passenger's side CV axle. I have researched and don't see any ongoing issues...
2007 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Front Struts VIN: 3FAHP08137
Hey guys I have this 2007 Ford Fusion that has this squeaking noise in the front struts when turning left to right and when you hit bumps. We had car in shop about 9 months ago and about 12,000 miles ago for the same problem. We found TSB #08-18-4 for this pro...
1998 GMC Safari SLT 4.3L blower high speed VIN: 1HKEL19W7W
The vehicle keeps burning out the high speed wire to the blower. All the other speeds work and don't have a problems. My friend has replaced the above mentioned parts twice and it only lasted a week this last time. I haven't looked at the van yet but the plan ...
2000 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Electronic VIN: 1GTFG25M5Y
Transmission GURUS, need some help on this one. 2000 GMC savanna work van with a 4L60E ck engine light keeps coming on seeting P1810. Electrical test were done on TFP switch and harness and found out that GM had an updated TFP switch and harness.Removed Transm...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Unknown VIN: 4S2DM58W94
hey thx to everyone, we replaced transfer case, now we need help on how to clear 4wd light, thx for helping
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1247V
Hello again. I'm trying to find some information here. I have this 1997 jaguar xj6 that i'm getting a p0331 code for the bank 2 knock sensor circuit. Just curious if anybody has messed with these much because this is the only one i've ever had the pleasure of ... Trouble codes: P0331 (Knock sensor circuit bank 2)
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L heating system VIN: 1J4GZ58S8P
jeep came into shop with no heat. noticed that both lines to heater core were cold. replaced heater core, now both lines are warm. On my road test I noticed that the temp gauge was sitting around quater gauge. They usually run around half gauge. I replaced the...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L engine nosie VIN: 1J4HR58235
Looking for someone that has worked on these hemi's before that could steer me in the right direction. What i have is a intermitten engine tap. It sounds duller than lifters but not as dull as rod bearing and is only heard in idle. The noise comes and goes and...
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Mechanical VIN: KNAFB121X2
Hello I have a kia spectra that appears to have a bad transmission. It will not go forward at all and will go into reverse and move but not for long. Code po741 was present but I can not find any info on this code. The trans. fluid blew out. I topped the fluid...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on, harsh shift VIN: JM1BJ2235Y
this car came in with the transmission in limp home mode, third gear only. found codes p0745 and p1631. codes cleared and test driven, codes come back almost at the same time and a harsh shift occurs then the transmission goes into limp home mode. we left a vo... Trouble codes: P0745, P1631
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L Starting VIN: 4JGF71E77A
i have 2007 mercedes GL450 customer battery dead over night ... after charging battery i check for drawn it look ok only 8 mili amp show on volt meter .. alt charging 13.5 volt .. any idea please help ...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MR51RXX
Wow, my week for Montereos. Two here at the ame time. Customer complained of running rough,bogging out and wouldnt shift. Truck starts right up and sounds normal at idle, it will not accept any throttle, just bogs out like no fuel. Scanned and retrieved the ab... Trouble codes: P0300, P0335, P00, 340 (CMP position sensor fault), P0431
2002 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Drier VIN: JA4MW31R12
Gonna change an AC compressor on this Montero. For warranty purposes I have to change the expansion valve and drier. Parts listing shows no drier but something called a "Dessicant Bag Kit" (Four Seasons part #83124). It's not your typical can type drier or acc...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44GX3
We replaced the engine with a scrape yard engine, not our choice! Now the car sets these codes everytime you start/restart the engine. Have tested with lab scope and have perfect patterns and correct voltage. Double checked cam timing, all looks good! Accordin... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit)
2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Alarm System VIN: JN1CA31D5Y
customer brought in car complaining of alarm system. he says when he leaves the car, the headlights will blink randomly every 2-3 minutes. he also says that when he is driving sometimes the lights blink on the dash as if the alarm was activated. he also says t...
2000 Other European Arnage 4.4L head gasket R&R VIN: SCBLC31E5Y
Another shop asked for my help with this one. He just did head gaskets on a '00 Bentley Arnage Red Label. All he has left is the turbo and vacuum lines to install, but has no vacuum diagrams. Does anyone out there have access to intake/turbo/boost control vacu...
2004 Saturn L300-1 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JC54F24
car came in with p0455. checked gas cap and was tight. code stored in history not pending. sealed system with scanner and watched fuel tank pressure drop and hold. thought they left gas cap loose and shipped car. told them if light came back on would have to t... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap gross leak)
2008 Scion xD 1.8L head cylinder VIN: JTKKU10479
sorry for this, but this is my 09 scion same as 08 standar, mi son was driven on the street 50 miles he tryn to pass another vehicle try to shift gear to 3 end BAM PUT ON 1.believe it or not lost compression i going to put used head ;because bent valves; DO I ...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L no power/ poor accel VIN: JT3VN39W1S
Vehicle came to us with a head gasket leak. Customer decided to replace engine with a re-built. Engine installation completed and road tested. Vehicle had no power on acceleration, same symptoms as a plugged cat. Exhaust oxygen sensor reading, "RICH". Rep... Trouble codes: 24 (Intake Air Temp sensor circuit open or short)
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L timing belt VIN: JT3HP10V0V
Customer bought this vehicle and it sets p0336. The timing belt was replaced and I'm thinking it wasn't installed properly. It has some hesitation and doesn't get the best fuel milage. I am checking the cam/crank timing, but what is the cam timed too? There ar...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L engine VIN: WVWVD23B2Y
Did my first cam chain tensioner job recently and got every thing lined up, and torqued all the cam bolts in the right order to 8 ft/lbs (10 n/m). paid 40 bucks for what i am pretty sure is just RTV from volkswagen to apply to the first and last bearing caps. ...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V8Y
I am stuck here. Engine has a bad hesitation and running very lean. if I add fuel the vacuum reading comes into spec. O2 sensors start working, and engine reves. I have tried a good used and brand new MAF sesnor. Swapped out the Fuel pressure regulator. Smoke ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L heat VIN: WVWYH63B62
This Passat has marginal heat at idle, great heat underway. The dealer did a timing belt service & water pump at about 90K and we flushed the heater core for the same complaint a year ago at 120K. This year BG came & did a full blown block, radiator & heater...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L door handles VIN: WVWHY63B62
Brand new customer has this Passat and the driver side outside door handles both work intermittently. The day I saw it the front was OK but the rear had no resistance at all when you pull on it. Looks like the dealer has anointed the latches with penetrating ...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L wipers VIN: YV1SW53D11
This is my wife's car so I really need help. Wipers work most of the time. They will not function at all for a few minutes. By the time I get to the motor to check for power they work. CEM 8F25 relay windshield wiper signal low, Signal too low CEM 8F2E Windshi...
2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L brake squeek VIN: YV1RH52Y14
SO, we told her that this is a common problem and the fix is usually replacing rotors and pads with OEM parts. The OEM pads comes chamfered with a built in backing plate,and the OEM rotors comes with this anti-squeak coating on them. Our shop has never had a s...

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L piston rod VIN: TRUWT28N71
thanks all of you that replied. specially Tim and Bill. we rebuilt the engine and customer drove out to the dealer for a boost tune. so far no so good. i will keep it posted on the contrary. thanks. jeff [...]
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8329T
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WBADD6323W
This customer has not returned for service. Before he left I had convinced myself that the car did not have a blown head gasket. Some responders indicated the head will crack fairly easily when overheated or the head gasket will leak... it could be, but I just...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37463
Just spark plugs did the repair on this one. There was no oil in the plug wells. No codes have appeared yet. It was the first time we had encountered the BSD Generator codes. Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: 281C (P16C6 - Bit Serial Data interface Signal BSD), 281D (P3225 - BSD Generator signal), 2746 (P0302 - misfire cylinder 2).
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L axle seal VIN: WBAEV334X3
I would have loved to confirm the problem but the customer is trading it in instead. Thanks for the help guys! It seems that if oil is entering the front diff and axle tube that there has to be a problem with the pan although no one yet has seen this problem.
1989 Buick LeSabre 3.8L Seat Belts VIN: 1G4CW54C7K
Seemed to be two different problems with this vehicle. Problems with the seat belt electrical seemed to coming from the timer in the right door, but as there are no parts available, I cannot know for sure. After examining the belt reels, found that there are p...
1995 Buick Regal 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WB5215S
well guys thats all we got in an hour. car came in an hour before we closed, customer needed vehicle. i left it open for a couple weeks, but she never returned. oh well... Trouble codes: P0117, P0321, P1361, P1670.
2005 Buick Terraza CX 3.5L stability system VIN: 5GADV23155
sorry for the long close time on this fix bu we had to be sure. after replacing every component in the yaw rate system including ebcm and reprogramming the problem was still there. we then replace all the wires coming from the yaw rate sensor to the ebcm it ...
2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L power steering VIN: 2G1WE56715
We replaced the power steering pump and the presure line, the system had been flushed prior to this, each time the pressure line blew off. The pressure releave valve was not avaible seprately from the pump and we could not find anything eles wrong. Thank you t...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Brake assyst VIN: 1G6DP56775
Thanks for all the replies they were all helpfull.I was hoping it could have been done with out the Tech 2.Well I just borrowed a Tech 2 and did the job.Light is now out. Well someone asked me why I reprogrammed all these modules.I am chasing a no start prob...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L rear drum brakes VIN: 1GLBU05D8L
Hi Guys.First I Want to thank everyone that offered help,there were 27 replies and you know who you are so im not naming names.a majority of the replies recommended OEM shoes,and that was the fix,i threw in a set of hardware since i was there.The lumina stops ...
1994 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GCEG25K1R
Thank you for the (24) replies. The problem was the ECM. When I got a scan tool and cable capable of reading the sensor values on this old (OBD1?) system I determined that the computer was showing a MAP sensor voltage different from what was being output by th...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBKC34J3Y
First of all, I forgot to mention that this vehicle came in with the transfer pump for the rear tank not working. Replaced the pump and solved that problem. I would have returned it to the customer at that point. But the boss wanted to know what was wrong w...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Body Control Module VIN: 2G1WF52E83
Thanks to everyone who shared thoughts and experiences with G.M. BCM problems. After talking to customer I found out he recently had an ignition switch installed. Re-checked previous work done elsewhere and found crushed terminal from wiring plug to ignition s...
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L mode door acuator VIN: 1GNDT13S95
Sorry for the delay on closing. I want to atleast thank the people that took the time to reply to my request.I was able to look at the car one other time and the part numbers were correct, and the door was lined up properly with the notch on the actuator.Still...
2001 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L No Start VIN: 2C3HD46R91
I just this afternoon talked to my customer and explained what I had found. I got much information through iATN and was able to ,I believe verify that he had a timing chain failure. With such high mileage on the car he thinks he is going to part with it. I adv...
2003 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL55TX3
Yes its fixed!! Most replies were to check items that were allready verified...i did not want to write a super long post that would mislead.George helped the most from Illinois. As he stated the cams and chains are the same from 2001-2006 but the cylinder head... Trouble codes: P0175 (rich bank 2).
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L hydraulic pump VIN: 2B4GP44R22
Thanks for all your quick and accurate suggestions. I pulled the IPM and the c4 connector tan and red tracer wire was broke and ganged up pretty bad. Order a repair connector from local Dodge dealer and we are back in business. Thank so much have a great holid...
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D4HB58D84
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FALP62W2V
I want to thank everyone for their help. I done a running compression test as suggested and number 1 cyl. was very low. I told the customer I needed to take the right side valve cover, (and maybe more) apart to check. The customer stated that they could not go...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Convertor lock up VIN: 1FALP15P5V
Thanks to everyone that replied,as always it's very helpful. After checking everything that you all suggested it came back to it being the valve body. He's looking for one so for now it's not fixed but hopefully it will be soon. Thanks Glenn
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E1X
Thanks to all who replied.I didn't make clean on may post that I had a no start problem only.The vechile would all ways crank.I would lose spark only.I check cam and crk signals at pcm during this time and they were ok.Never lost primary voltge to coil.I check...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Torque converter VIN: 2FMZA52463
I got three replies on this and I believe this to be a normal operation. I think the converter clutch releases to not feel the a/c clutch engaging. The customer does not want to go any farther on this, as if is very light when the compressor does engage. Thank...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTEK19R9W
Thanks for all the help. It turned out to be the vent valve wasn't venting the tank and kept vacuum in the tank. I changed the valve and let sit for two days and it started every time. Again thanks for all the help. Mike
2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L 2nd gear, 4th gear VIN: 1GKDT13S65
Thanks for all the help. It's nice to receive positive confirmation of thoughts and ideas that I was already having. I pulled the pan off the bottom and checked the solenoids and they seemed okay. There was a tremendous amount of black friction material in the...
1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1HGCG2252X
Thanks to all for your help.Idle problem was a faughty new coolant sensor. The shift problem was a bad shift solanoid B. Insurance company will pay claim. YEA!!! Thanks again happy holidays to all Len.
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L voltmeter VIN: SAJGX5243W
This vehicle is a used car from a dealer nearby. I was told to investigate the wire from the alternator (L) terminal to a connector downstream which may have a moisture problem and possible corrosion. As of yet, I have not had the chance to bring this car in t...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJEA51C54
Tanks for all replies. Turned out to be a faulty control relay located in main fuse/relay box located under the hood next to the battery. Found only by chance. While checking power at all fuses I leaned on the relay and had power to all effected units.
2004 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58K74
thanks for all the help. every reply was vary helpfull. checking compression while cold is a good start and my jeep passed 150 to 160. temp sensor and battery temp sensor read same on cold start no problems found there. map readings looked great, tps ok .59. i... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12392
I finally found the problem. the lifters were over pumping, not allowing the valves to close completly. Put new lifters in and the vehicle runs great. Trouble codes: 1166 (O2 Adadaptive/ Correlation), 171 (Lean Condition).
1997 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALJY1240V
Thanks for all your feedback, I was using OTC scan tool so MAF data reads very low or incorrect, resistance check on crank sensor was ok , monitored crank data with Vantage and noted sensor pattern was dirty looking intermittently , traced harness no fault, pu...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Ride control VIN: 1LNLM92VXV
We found that the pump was indeed bad. Thanks all who responded, especially Scott - Customer opted to a conversion(which we are going with arnott industries) Sure is nice to see the full document on how to convert ahead of time, to know what we are into - Does...
2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Automatic transmission VIN: JM1BK34357
Fluid flush with full synthetic seems to have cured the complaint for now. We haven't seen/smelled the M5 fluid yet but it is a different color. Just thought 37,000km was a little premature for fluid issues but sounds like they are a bit of a problem. Thanks t...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L no throttle VIN: WDBHA23E7V
hello everyone i realy want to thank all who helped me with all the information they gave me. this car had to go to another mercedes-benz repair shop because we at my shop cannot do any reprogramming. the (mb) shop called me and said the ecm was fulty and need...
1999 Mercury navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: LMRU27A1XL
No luck! Thanks to everyone who took their time to help larry,donald,joshua,joe,frank,santiago,sergio,glen,don and paul. In my original post and my update I forgot to mention that the odometer is dead go figure a late model ford with a dead odo. Also that I di...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Under Dash VIN: WMWRE33535
We got no responses on this fix! We took the time and drove with and without the customer over bumps...it's very time consuming. We originally thought the noise was behind the dash but it wasn't. We found the sun visors were rattling and the center console. Th...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4NX3232479
hi guy's i have been told about these allen screws in intake runners i cant find them on this vehicle,i have tested egr sol. off vehicle tests good,have 12v at sol. have short voltage drop when i raise rpm's 2000,bp valve tests good have blown out metal line a... Trouble codes: P0400.
2001 Other European ARNAGE 6.75L Electronic VIN: SCBLC31E31
This car has a poor ground going to the TCM after hard work this is down the road, we noticed looking at live data we had low voltage we just couldn't put our hands on the issue. Thanks, Stewart [...] www.stewartsauto.com
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L lifters, valves VIN: 1G2NE52T1V
Well I must say this was an experience it turns out that when the rebuild shop did the head they put in springs from a different engine but the wont admit it. After checking virtually every thing I managed to find borrow a spring tester. they were right out o...
1992 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT4VN13D7N
Thank you everyone that offered help, I do appreciate it. I did replace the fuel pressure regulator and fuel pressure damper. Although I haven't fixed it yet I did learn from this experience. The customer doesn't want to spend any more money at this point but...
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