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2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L ALsystem VIN: WBAFG41099
hello BMW techs ,we repairring an BMW X6 ,the car came in with DSC, 4X4 ,AL lights on,can not clear the fault codes,replaced replacing the active steering control unit,the steering gear,AL harness,DSC control unit,power steering pump ,programmed to the car.but...
1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 7.0L wheel bearing VIN: 6L47S8Q275
Greetings, I've got this old Eldog with loose front wheel bearings. I've got the bearings and seals replaced, but they are "different" from what I've seen, or remember about these old cars: It's a pair of tapered roller bearings that fit in the hub, then the C...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DP56765
No experience on this engine.Car was towed in 2 weeks ago and would not start, found almost no oil in engine, changed oil and vehicle started and has been running fine since. Now we have a rough idle, with misfire codes on bank 2 and intake correlation code P0... Trouble codes: P0018 (Crankshaft- Intake Camshaft Correlation Bank 2), P0012 (Intake Camshaft Position Performance Bank 2), P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304
1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G1AP87H1D
I need some help on this car. We have ran it through emmisions mutiple times and our CO reading is always high. We replaced the cat and detuned the carb. Is there anything else that will effect the CO that I can do or adjust? CO is at 33.02 GPM and the standar...
1992 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCCS14R2P
would not idle or rev up when it came in. could barely get it to run. now with new distributor starts and idles decent. but if you touch the acccel it bogs and engine wants to die unless you work the pedal. any accel or load and it just bogs, you can kind of r...
1995 Chevrolet G30 Sportvan 5.7L Drum brakes VIN: 1GAFG35K8S
This van came in for a rear lockup and then an appropriate ABS engagement. The LR brakes were locking up due to axle grease on the shoes and the seals, brake linings and springs were replaced on both sides as well as resurfacing the drums. At that point the pr...
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L heater
Customer had this at the local major repair chain for repairs. They have since closed and we now have it. It cam in about 5 with the complaint of no heat unless you are at cruising highway speeds. If you take your foot off the gas, within 10-15 seconds the air...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, SPARK KNOCK/PINGING VIN: 2GCEC19W81
Hey everyone, i have a tough one on my hands. Customer brought this thing in this morning stating that it started misfiring yesterday and that the check engine lamp came on. No major details just that. I started the vehicle and it was knocking violently like a... Trouble codes: P300
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GCEC14X93
This is a bare bones truck: This vehicle will not start - has P1626 for no signal from BCM when attempting to start - Have checked all fuses, power and grounds to bcm (ok) - BCM cannot communicate with Tech 2 - I have U1000 codes for all the other modules on t...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Rotors, Brake pads VIN: 1GNDTBS132
Puzzled by this one. Customer came in for a brake job, after looking at the brakes the front and rear on the left side of the vehicle are worn to the metal however the right side are at 50%. Any thoughts?? Is there a known issue with the situation? Thanks!
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L charging system VIN: 2CNDL13F56
Hello! Any help you can give us with this nightmare will be greatly appreciated. Customer complained that her 2006 Chev. Equinox LS would have a dead battery after letting it sit overnight. We had the vehicle towed in and charged the battery fully and tested b...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L heater VIN: 2CHE66G5XH
heater blows cold air heater hoses are hot all mode doors work but no heat heater core is hot
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L p0622 VIN: 1C4GT64LXY
We have a ghost. Vehicle initially came in as a no start-testing revealed a bad battery but charging system tested OK. Next time in battery low and not charging. Once in shop vehicle started charging but a P0622(gen field not switching properly). Vehicle would...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Mode door actuator VIN: R92N150814
Car come in air only blow out at vents, I disconnect the mode door actuator manually move the door flaps, all works it goes up to defrost, vent(face ) down to bottom ( legs ). I hood up the actuator motor when engine at idle, it keep turn one way, I reinstall ...
2004 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L engine VIN: 2C3AD36M34
Hello guys, I have a real headache here. My customer had an over heating problem and loss of coolant when driving on vacation about one year ago. The shop found a leaking water pump. They replaced the pump and timing belt and sent him on his way. The vehicle h...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Steering VIN: 2C3HH56F1T
so last wek i looked at this older intrepid for a loose steering complaint and i found a loose tie rod and cradle bushings right out of was much improved but it came back today and it feels, well loose. it seems like the steering is generally unresponsiv...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L RR Wheel VIN: 1B7HC16X3Y
Dodge truck right rear wheel is locking under mild braking. Wheel cylinders are not leaking. I replaced the rear brake hose thinking it may be colapst to no avail. I loosened the shoes up. Bleed the system, and the cond is still occuring. Now the ABS and brake...
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1B3EJ46X2Y
Hello Everyone, I am having problems bleeding the brake system after replacing the front brake calipers and rotors. Car orignally came in for front brakes because they had gone metal to metal.So I replaced the front calipers and rotors. After repeated attempt...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16K62
Truk came in running terrible. Customer had already had truck at the dealer and there was no compression on cylinder #5. We also checked it and they were right. We pulled the heads, it had a valve seat come out and the exhaust valve was hung open. We checked a... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of CMPS or CRKPS)
1989 Ford Ranger S 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR1OAXK
ok ford tech i need so help. i read all the other problems out here on itech on these ford trucks but nothing seem to match my problem. this is an 1989 ford ranger with 2.3L has a no start problem, fuel is good and injector pulse is good. the eec relay is powe... Trouble codes: N0
1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y1T
Hi everyone this truck has lean codes the main problem when you open rear tank fuel cap gas shoots out I think the front punp is pumping to the engine and to the back tank causing a lean mixture and gas to shoot out i can not see any check valves are they in t...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP663XW
Vehicle came in with terrible idle quality, surges then dies, ultimately found a bad iac valve. Replaced iac and fixed idle quality but vehicle will sometimes hesitate or stall on accelleration. Datastream shows both O2 sensors pegged out to the lean side at a...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L compass temp VIN: 1FMRU1564Y
hi guys hope somone can help on this one 2000 ford expedition has compass & temp display inop, this model has a mini display console can't find any info on it it has power & ground but not sure if there is any thing else comming off of it or if it's bad hope s...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F3Y
ok here we go. i am not at all a diesel specialist but i happen to own one, what can i say. I left to work in the morning it was 28 degrees, truck started great warmed up and off i go for about one block, then it was like a drive by wire unit died, no throttle... Trouble codes: P1670, P1316, P1248, P0677, P1293
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P91
Vehicle came 2 months ago for rough idle and intermittent stalling. Checked fuel psi and ignition components all ok. No active or stored codes. All PIDS ok. Throttle body was severely dirty but since stalling never duplicated didn't want to recommend work. Cus... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder Misfire No. 3 STORED)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF20L62
Hey this truck also has 185 psi compression, injector pulse on cylinder number 1 and coil pulse. smoked intake no dice, the spark plug pulled out was fuel fouled, Data stream. st trim bank 1 % 0.8. st trim bank 2 % 0.2. lt trim bank 2 % -3.9. however why is lt... Trouble codes: P0301, P0316
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU03165
This one was going down the highway and quit running. It was towed in. When it first came in the shop it cranked over about twice and was firing like it was out of gas. I was thinking fuel pump. I tried to scan it and could not get communication. Then I turned...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L no power VIN: 1FTWW31548
Truck was at dealership, but would not warranty convertor failure if no cause of failure was known. Truck runs great, no engine missfires. This the second truck we had to repalce the driver front convertor on with same kind of mileage. We and the customer woul... Trouble codes: P0430 (bank 2 catalist inefficiency)
2006 Hummer H3 3.5L Phone VIN: 5GTDN13696
Using my TECH2; I have already tried all possible options to de-activate the phone without any luck. Please provide the Manufacturer step by step procedure on How to deactivate or at least quiet the disturbing voice message. Appreciate prompt answers
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NMSG13D57
Hello all this is my first post. Truck came in with stalling complaint and cel on. Codes for lean at idle . Scanner data showed normal fuel trim numbers and normal switching of both o2's. I could not duplicate customers complaint but the idle did occasionally ...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDRO7X71
this is anew customer and i have no repair history except swirl control selonoid was replaced by another shop and did not fix problem.i realy dont know much about this system so i need some far i have checked voltage at selonoid and i have 12 volts on ... Trouble codes: P1130
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C43
Symptom of very rough idle and missfire during warm-up, MIL flashes upon attempting to accelerate while in park. After at least 50% warmed up engine starts to smooth out and MIL quits flashing. Cleared all codes but all return within a day or so. Engine runs w... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300, P1313, P0420
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4G148K53
The vehicle came to me with the number 3 coil split open with the insulation melting out of it. I replaced the spark plugs and the coil. The coil driver was also blown in the PCM so I replaced it with a used PCM. The car came back about a week later with the c... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected.), P0353 (Ignition coil primary 3 primary circuit.), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire detected)
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L dash lights VIN: JT8UZ30C2N
Vehicle came into shop with instrument panel illumination lights staying on constantly even with ignition turned off with key removed and doors locked. Removed instrument cluster and found short from instrument panel illumination circuit to instrument panel ke...
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L temp. actuator VIN: 1LNLM81F5L
Good evening to all.Sorry for the lack of initial diag. results on this one but Im having a hard time locating information on this hvac system (quick check on my brother inlaws mitchell provided no diag. help and local Ford dealer says bring it in @ $90 an hou...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L dash panel VIN: JM1TA2215S
trying to determine what is involved in a/c - info panel removal, found alldata diagram but seems very vague. ran across something that suggested .5 hr for r&r. if anyone has actually pulled this panel, would appreciate any input. thanks.this is the red colore...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBGA70E2S
This car was brought in with a “bad hesitation" as the customer described it. He also said that it was intermittent and that it could go days before the problem would present itself again. I drove the car on the day that it arrived and found that it went flawl...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L conv. top VIN: WMWRF33465
We have this mini in and the convetable top was locked on the drivers and trying to open on the pass. side. We have removed enough hardware to determine that the cable on the left side is broken. our options from the deler are to replace the cable ($600.00) or...
2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L readiness monitors VIN: 1N6AD06W97
1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L No Start, Long crank to start VIN: 1P3EJ46C4W
I need some help with this POS.Car came in for no start,had good spark,injector pulse,and 50 psi fuel pressure.I checked timimg to find its timed right.Next i sprayed some starting fluid into intake and she wanted to start.So i thought bad fuel,ripped off rail...
1992 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L No Start VIN: 1GBDU06L7N
Came in by wrecker, a no start. Actually starts & dies was cust. complaint, but when it got here it started & ran good for a few minutes, then went to starting & die, start & die. When it starts it is getting pulse & spark but just for a second or 2. We replac...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L rad
i have 3.4l 01 grand am with engine oil in resevior , about 1/4 l. no coolant in oil. has small external coolant leak @ back of it possible to be intake problem or is it head problem for sure.
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DP75G91
Codes keep comming back after a few days. I reset the limp home, and drive and cannot get any codes to reoccur. Cust. takes car, and comes back in a few days with the light on. Every time the throttle body is replaced, the car stays gone for a couple of months... Trouble codes: P1251, P1260
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L engine oil leaks VIN: YS3FB45S73
Hi, I have a relative in from out of town with a oil dripping on the exhaust and smoking real bad 2.0 turbo, it looks to me like it has a leak at the top of the timing cover area above the belt tensioner{not sure what is leaking here} also have a leak in the r...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B42
Found timing belt one tooth off on bk 1 and wrong spark plugs installed. Reset timing belt and installed correct sp plugs misfire still present under load cyl #2-4-6. Ive checked for vacum leaks w/smoke machine and fuel. Ran compresion ckecks cold and hot chec... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306, P0481
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L spark plugs VIN: 4TAWN72NXV
i am working on a 97 toyota tacoma and i am having trouble fixing it. the problem is the spark plugs aren't firing and its not getting any gas in the motor. sometimes a little gas gets through but not enough to crank it. i have checked all relays and the fuel ...
1998 Toyota T100 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4TN14D4W
Have this truck here for the first time. It looks like someone has put on two new oxygen sensors. It runs smooth for about 5 seconds after you start it. It immediately starts to stumble very badly and then dies. I thought maybe the cat was plugged. I put a pre... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean fuel), P0300 (multiple misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4), P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5), P0306 (Misfire cylinder 6)
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L ABS/Trac/ VSC VIN: 5TD8T48A81
vehicle came in with ABS,Trac,VSC lights on. drove vehicle no lights on, scanned vehicle, fault codes present-- C1234- C1232- C1231- I checked zero calibration, looks good-- I cleared codes and advised customer to drive a couple of days. vehicle back 1 week, s...
2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Electronic VIN: JTDKB20U34
Customer complaint is that when he presses the climate button near the display the massage "Check airconditioning connection"appears on the display and it does not let you see anything else on the display you can only control the ac and the heater from the con...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow plug lamp flash VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
vehicle came in with check engine light on and p0380 stored and so i cecked for power to glow plugs none found glow plug harness bridge had been replaced once and connectors got hot and melted so i replaced the glow plug bridge at glow plugs and installed a ne... Trouble codes: P0380
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, POOR PERFORMANCE VIN: 3VWCR31C95
vech. had mil on and performance issues due to p0299, turbo underboost. found intercooler damaged due to location and parking lot stop blocks. new intercooler had new turbo boost sensor as part of assembly. returned to customer. vech came back a week later wit... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbocharger underboost)
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L windshield sprayer, high beams VIN: WVWAK73C16
Not sure whats going on with this one. Customer brought the car in saying they put a new battery in and now the high beams dont work and the windshield sprayer does not work. Also, the customer says sometimes the radio does not turn off when you turn the car o...
2004 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1TH5947H
hello everyone this vehicle was towed in as no start.tried starting vehicle and starts and runs every time.i have had the vehicle at the shop several day and tried multiple times.there are dtc u0073 control module communication bus off,ecm-5200 engine speed se... Trouble codes: U0073, ECM52, ECM72
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CY59265
Hello fellow tech. I have a 2005 Volvo xc90 that came in with a no start problem. Sprayed vehicle with carb cleaner and it started right up and stayed running. Notified customer that vehicle may need fuel pump. Customer requested to be installed. After install... Trouble codes: P0089 (fuel pressure performance), P0087 (fuel pressure low)

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Engine VIN: WAUBG84D3V
Thanks for the help everyone. The thing throwing me off was how it was temperature related. Timing belt idler pulley was causing this noise. The ABZ engines are not fitted with secondary air injection, so the secondary air pump could not have been the issue.
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L timing chain VIN: WBADN5341X
The car went to another shop. They had an engine and would give a 1 year warrantie if they installed it, can't compete with that. Thank you for the help. Will
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Oil pressure light VIN: WBAEV33462
well this one is out the door. we performed an engine flush with the BG dynamic flush. if ya'll havent tried this stuff, i would get with your BG guy and get a kit. Audi/ VW had BG make this stuff for the sludging problems with their 1.8t motors. boy does it w...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN634X3
couldnt find any info on the 2 mystery codes, pulled plug on cyl.2 cause it was missin the most, looked good, reinstalled it. drove the car to the new Cheveron down the street, put 20 bucks of super in, and no more misfire. this is the second time i had to rem... Trouble codes: 2755 (Ignition Circuit Cyl. 4 Ignition current increases too slowly), 275A (Ignition Circuit Cyl. 2 Ignition current increases too slowly), 2744 (Misfire Cyl. 4 with cutout), 2749 (Misfire Cyl.2 with cutout), 2747 (Misfire Cyl. 3 with cutout).
2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, WHITE SMOKE, COLD VIN: WBAWB73528
First, let me apologize for not getting back sooner. I had a slipped disc and have been out of comission for couple weeks. After reading the replies,especially the one telling me I could lose thousands of dollars, This car went to BMW specialty shop. It was in... Trouble codes: P171, P174, P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0300 (random misfire).
1993 Cadillac Eldorado Touring 4.6L dashboard VIN: 1G6EL1299P
after getting replies from richard [...] i went ahead and had the ipc tested and repaired at the local gm dealer.while they were testing it the ipc acted just like in the car.a new ic circuit board was replaced and then it passed their t...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14R6T
Thanks again for all the help. It is finally fixed!! It was the aftermarket crank sensor after all. Its wierd though that the aftermarket sensor worked in the old motor but not the new one, and id think id get some kind of signal out of it. Anyway, special tha...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G1JF12T31
Everyone thought is was the coil housing and everybody was right. I used an old set of plug wires to curcumvent the coil housing and voila all four firing. What led me astray was the customer told me he replaced that part a month ago at another shop. Now he ha... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L headlights VIN: 1GCEK19T53
thanks for all the stated in my original post i had tried a new headlight switch and multi function switch and relays.this problem was not permanent and showed no regular patterns of final repair was a bcm,no problem since any more ideas wil...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs module VIN: 1GTEK14T83
motor had 20 ohm short between primary & housing. replaced motor & another module. all is fine so far.
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L no crank VIN: 1GNDT13S84
I can not tell you all how much I appreciate all of your input, all of you are great. Their were never any codes and all data was normal, I was just not getting a signal out of the PCM to the starter relay. It took a replacment PCM (180.00) , in-shop prog...
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L transfer case VIN: 2CNDL23F57
Talked with customer this morning. Had TCM reflashed and doesn't seem to be having any more trouble. Thanks to both Dave's for leading me to the TSB and wayne for e-mailing me the flow chart.
2007 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.2L Misfire VIN: 3GNDA23D77
I received so many replys implicating the injectors I replaced all 4. They were inexpensive and it only pays 1.1 hours to replace them. The light has been out for a week now so it's a fix,don't understand why the injectors on this vehicle are so bad about stop... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cyl. no 1).
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7KF26Z7R
Bad ECT sensor as well as poor fuel quality. Truck runs like a gem now! thanks guys
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L cooling system VIN: 3D7HA18N82
lots of suggestions about checking for gasses in cooling system, did block check no color change. also one suggestion as to timing cover problem. after talking with wrecking yard we decided to get another used engine, therefore no answer on this one.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L No Start VIN: 1P7HV18D73
Thanks to everyone for there help with this truck. It ended up being a Crank Sensor. One of the first few things we did was scope both the crank and cam and superimposed them. Both cam and crank had nice square wave signals showing on the scope. We checked... Trouble codes: P0016, P0335, P0339.
2004 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L shift VIN: 1D7HG48N64
Solenoid pack/valve body was replaced, trans oil and filters changed- havnt heard from customer in a week so I'm assuming its fixed. Thanks for the help.
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L improper shift VIN: 1FMYU22X6X
I want to thank everyone for their replies, I removed this trans and dissembled, I found the imput shaft stuck in the panetery, I had to beat it out which tells me it was stripped, Also the overdrive clutch and steels were burnt. I replaced all the worn hard p...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Aftermarket CD Player VIN: 1FAFP42X2X
FINALLY FIXED!! Thanks a lot for everyone who sent me ideas. I did think I would have to hard wire each speaker to the aftermarket radio, but I wanted to try and get these Mach 460 amps working. After plugging in the amps (yes the previous owner had them unhoo...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transmission removal VIN: 1FAFP53U81
Thanks to all for your advice. I removed the craddle like everyone said. I hear how a rack is very valuable, verses working off the floor. I've always worked off floor for 42 years as an over the road tractor trailer and construction equip. mechanic. I'm used ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNW21P03
Thank you! To all that took the time to respond. We new the transmission was never the issue. Questioned the customer about a programmer, said he had never used one. Again, under normal acceleration would run normal to a little sluggish, but if you were going ... Trouble codes: P2263.
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L pcm VIN: 1FTRW08L83
had no spark no fuel would crank but wouldn't start. Had communication with every module but the pcm with the scan tool. Unplugged pretty well every sensor. No change. Vehicle mysteriously started customer drove it all weekend and hasnt had a problem. Will che...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P63
Hi Guys, Well this one is fixed and out the door. Had quite a few helpful replies most stating to replace the FICM. I decided to check a few more voltage readings before biting that bullet. As I stated in the original post, I had plenty of incoming voltage to ... Trouble codes: P1378 (FICM Voltage Low).
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14564
pulled front timing chain covers and found chain on passenger side had jumped several teeth. advised customer of problem and he chose to replace engine with ford reman due to "weak" lower end problems he had hear about. i don't believe it needed an entire engi...
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMCU96H66
Car still here and not fixed. Trying to find someone with alot of hybrid experience. Anyone out there? Trouble codes: P1A10 (hybrid powertrain control module battery disable).
1995 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTDT19W9R
Well it was a long round about process but it is finally fixed. Ultimately I'm not sure if the fix was a new distributor/ign. module or a fuel pressure regulator. I began the day with the truck turning over and not firing, not even with starting fluid. I to...
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2GTEK19R8V
the bank one o2 sensor would int. go full rich leaning out bank one never had a o2 sensor have that great of effect on fuel to the point of miss firing all cly on one bank just goes to show no matter how long you have been in this buisness you learn everyday d...
2002 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTDT19W72
thank you everyone for all the helpful input. i noticed on the top of the injector harness there was a small trace of raw gas present. i decided as long as i replaced one already it wouldn't hurt to warranty it for the customer. when i took it apart i saw a sm... Trouble codes: 306 (cylinder 6 misfire).
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK29172
Thanks to all who replied to this problem. There wear some good suggestions that eliminated a lot of areas of concern. Paul mentioned the wire harness near the fuel presure test port and it was almost rubbed through but not far enough to short out to ground.Th...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L steering VIN: 5FNRL38495
Well...the common consensus was that the pump was faulty, so that is what I replaced. The car is now Fixed! I did put in the p/s reservoir and cap as well. I new I was on the right track when the dealer had three of them in stock! I cannot believe I have not r...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2.7L right directionals VIN: KM8SC13DO2
Thanks for all the replies,but the fix for this was something I partially overlooked when vehicle was in first time.The aftermarket trailer harness has inline connectors behind both rear taillights--after disconnecting the right side,all is well.The wires runn...
1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L main valve VIN: SAJFY1740N
Thanks to all that replied-didn't receive a lot of useful information but some helpful guidance-the momentary 12 volts only happens when there is a code stored-found a cheap ABS ECU at a salvage yard and it is fixed-never did find a diagnostic for the code or ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48S0Y
Fixed and down the road. Thanks to all my fellow IATN members for their input! Lots of great suggestions and insights on this issue. I had seen O2 sensors shut down vehicles many times before and this did not seem the same, but checked anyways. Not the iss...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Intake system VIN: 1YVHP84D94
Thanks to all the responses, especially Michael in BC for his e-mails giving me more details on the cause, and Reynold, you guys were correct. True, I could see nothing wrong with the old PCV valve and I ended up installing the hose, which had been re-enforced...
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L charging VIN: JM1BK32F96
Thank for the info guys. It turned out to be the alternator. Bad diodes. The ECM was sending a request in the form of the 100% pw to the regulator but no output from the genarator. A quick love tap in the form of a hard short to gound for a the regulato...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Surge VIN: WDBFA67E6S
This is a back burner job not yet fixed. Thanks to the 3 that replied. We are leaning toward a throttle acuator but I found a problem with the Idle switch in the gas pedal. It reads open when released and 1050 ohms when depressed wich I beleive is OK but if yo...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J14
Thanks to all for the replies- we found oil in the wire harness for the cam adjusters.Replacement of adjusters with a new harness fixed it. Happy new year to all, Greg and crew Trouble codes: P2029 (self adaptation of mix. formation rich ar stop), P201C (self adaptation rich at part load).
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Left Front Caliper and Master Cylinder VIN: 4M2DV11W7R
Well I have to admit that this is one thing that I have never seen and should of found it for myself. I guess when you get frustrated you overlook some of the simple things. What we finally found and as many of you implied was that we had a bad brake hose to t...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MR51RXX
Yes its fixed (Sort of)5 replies, we all agreed that it was most likely a timing belt issue. Norris from Colorado gave warning about T-belt tensioner failing.James from Wisconsin gave warning about the ckp sensor plate coming off while removing rusty crankshaf... Trouble codes: P0300, P0335, P00, 340 (CMP position sensor fault), P0431.
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D83
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