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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L No Start VIN: JH4DC53072
We get in an 2.0 acura rsx-s ran fine, no problems. We got a cold snap and all the plugs fouled. replaced plugs with reccomended plugs. spark appears good getting fuel and still fouling out plugs. no codes!!! help!
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT68E03
This Audi came in about 1.5 weeks ago with an mil light on and a misfire code P0305 for #5 cylinder. It was towed in and had a dead miss. Swapped #1 and #5 coils and the misfire moved. Replaced the coil and found a bad connector wire. Installed a Beru after ma... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5 cylinder)
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Accessories VIN: WBAHD6320S
hi evrybody i was change the battry for this car and the custmer gave me the radio code it was "33111" after i put new battry i try print the no. on the radio screen .the no. dosnt print and the word "code" steel show at the screen anyone can help me .how i p...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3339C
Hi every body I have a bmw 323i with p1397 or code 18 and p0306 miss fire,as every body know they have problem with cam sensoer and installed new one but i have same problem and after few minutes miss fire cyl 6 comes on too,has new saprk plugs and I switch co... Trouble codes: P1397, P0306
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L wipers VIN: WBAEC80404
2000 bmw 328i the wipers stay on you can not shut them off if you turn the key off they will go off for about 10sec then come back on you can switch speeds when on just can not shut them off have tried new switch dose the same thing thanks for the help
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT53483
Journeymen. This BMW has no real symptoms, but the MIL is on. I have pulled one code 2F09. The code does clear but returns. I have been unable to find a code definition. Can anyone supply it to me? Thanks for your time. Trouble codes: 2F09 (unknown)
1993 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Starting VIN: 1BU1C12345
I have one here that is really stumping me. This Buick was towed in for a no start. Quick check had spark, weak! Fuel injector pulse. No codes. Installed new crank sensor, no help. Removed found plug gap at .090. Plugs, & wires had not been changed. Installed ...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.6L No Start VIN: 3G5DB03704
Went on a service call for a dead battery. It had headlights but they were dim. Battery voltage was 9 volts. I put my jump pack on it and attempted to start it. No crank. I noted security light on and went back to get a scan tool. Found all kinds of communicat... Trouble codes: P631
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L windows VIN: 1G6KY5490W
No power windows from any switch. Good communication from Tech 2. No codes. Can not get windows to work even from scan tool command. Scan tool does recognize window switch commands from all doors and master switch. I can get windows to operate with jump leads,...
1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: IGCCTI9ZXP
Truck towed in no crank problem customer came out of store went to crank nothing. got to shop tried key nothing jumped starter nothing replaced starter engine turns over good now no spark checked all fuses good. checked spark at coil no spark put coil of runni...
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GBDM19W3R
Vehicle came in with a no start condition.I replaced the ignition coil and got it to start.Has a misfire on cyl. 1 and 5.Checked fuel pressue and found that it would fall out imediatly.I goffed up not thinking that this was a return fuel system and replaced th...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GCGK24K35
Truck came in for surging, lack of power, not wanting to shift. Found PCM faulty, transmission shifts fine now. When truck warms up, at steady throttle, it surges badly. Fuel pump was very loud, pressure was slightly below spec. replaced fuel pump, filter, and...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L extended crank VIN: 1GNDT13W0V
Okay gentlemen- this one had been in many times before, all for complaints of drivability problems. First time around it was hesitation on acceleration when cold. Problem was verified and solved by replacing intake manifold gasket, tune up, and EFI Cleanout. N...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 WT 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W2W
I am going nuts this is my uncles truck it started a year ago, i check back psi on exhaust, fuel psi, tune all was ok it is very intermitent, somtimes you will be driveing normal and if you hit a big hill 3/4 the way up it will lose power, missfire like you wo... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GBKC34F6Y
The other day the driver took the truck to the car wash and it started to stumble like it ran out of fuel and then stalled. I came down to the truck and opened up the air bleeder at the fuel filter and I will be honest the grossness that came out wasnt funny. ... Trouble codes: 1216 (660 -), 660
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Fuel gauge VIN: 1G1JH52F42
Check wires - powers - grounds ect. back 3rd time same fault. No codes, rest of gauges ok. Looking to use different Fuel pump manufacturer?
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L fluctuating duty cycle VIN: 2G1WH55K52
Hello, The customer complaint is that the tach jumps and car surges at highway speeds on light acceleration. The car does it right at the moment the tcc engages, then smooths out. With the scan tool you can watch the tcc duty cycle fluctuating at least 10%....
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LT 6.0L Exhaust manifold VIN: 1GCGK13UX2
Just wanted to see if anyone knows any magic tricks for extracting a broken exhaust manifold bolt on this 6.0L. It is of course the rear bolt on the LH bank (nearly impossible to get at), drilled 1/8" hole with 90 degree angle drill, unfortunately due to clear...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L blower motor VIN: 1G1ND52J03
Hello iAtn. We have a 03 chevy malibu that has water migrating into the blower motor, and soaking the carpet on the passenger side. It's water, not coolant. Has happened the last 2 times it has rained. We pulled the plastic cowl trim at the right bottom of win...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK24154
The customer brought us the truck due to the MIL being on. We cleared the code and gave the truck back. The light stayed off for a couple of days but then came back on. The same codes are present as the first time. We have checked and cleaned all grounds. My n... Trouble codes: P0700 (Trans control system fault), U1800 (lost communication with FICM), U2104 (CAN bus reset counter overrun), U2106 (Lost communication w/trans control system)
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Upshifting VIN: IGCEC14T35
Hi Guys, I hope some of you can lead me in the right direction. This is my personal truck. I purchased this truck brand new. The truck was built in 2004 and bought by me in June 2005. The complaint is a delayed 1-2 upshift. On some mornings, no problem. When t...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCHK29U35
This truck was sold off of the lot and next day whould not start. Wont turn over, makes no clicks or anything.You can jump across the starter and make it start. Put an ignition switch in with no luck- After reading some old posts we cleaned the ground wires un...
2007 Chevrolet Uplander 3.9L heater VIN: 16BPV13187
enigne runs at 210 degrees at idle. heater blows cold. rev engine to 1500 rpms heaters blow hot. has front and rear heaters. both heaters blow cold at idle and hot off idle. had problem before changing thermostat
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 1C3EJ56H4W
When Arrived, SES Light On With Misfire Codes P0301,P0302. Replace Cap & Rotor First Because Cyl. 1&2 Are Next To Each Other In The Cap. Seemed Better But Would Still Misfire Sometimes. Sprayed Water Near Cyl. 1&2 And Would Then Really Misfire So Changed Plugs...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Stall VIN: 3C3EL45H6Y
Hi Guys, Thanks in advance for any replies. I have a 2000 Sebring Convertible here with a 2.5L V6 that has an intermittent stall at idle condition. I verified it at my house, this is a friend's car that I agreed to take into work with me this last Friday. It w...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L key in chime VIN: 1C4GP54L2Y
Thank You for taking a look see,the problem I'm having is the chime is sounding even when the key is out.This does'nt sound like "rocket science" but it's turned out that way.Is it me or a bad switch from Chrysler? As usual the information systems or should I ...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL56U91
car pass the emission test. Failed cause trouble codes. Run perfect at idle and cruising (idle 750 rpm) no vacuum leaks found, no exhaust leaks found,the freeze frame is at idle, oxygen sensors upstream cycling good, downstream O2 sensors steady between 900 t ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L shifting VIN: 2C3KA53G86
this limo had a rear replaced about 2 weeks ago. the car was running fine for several days (to our knowledge). it was then sent for a detailing. before it got there it went into limp. we scanned car and got code p0731- gear ratio error in 1st. we cleared code,...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L burned ecm VIN: 1B7HC16X5Y
I have no idea where to start on this one. The dark green/orange wire from the ASD realy which powers up the injectors, O2 heaters, and some trans stuff also goes to the PCM as "ASD sense", and it has burned the pin completely off the PCM at this connection, p...
2007 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L fuel leak VIN: 1D8HB48P87
I am new to this evap system, use to LDP type. The customer states the he fills his truck with fuel and fuel comes back up the filler neck and leaves a spot on the ground the size of a basketball intermitantly. He said he is filling on level ground and at vari...
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L glow plugs VIN: WDOPE74577
This sprinter had a code P0672 for the #2 glow plug and I can not find any info on just what the lay out of cylinders is on this V6 Diesel! My biggest question is where are the cylinders on this engine? 123 on the one side and 456 on the other or is it 135 and...
2008 Dodge Avenger SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1BLC46K78N
This car has never acted up on me but customer said that is intermittant. The electronic acelerator pedal lite flashes and loss of power and rough running happens. The one thing I saw was the APP voltages are different from APP1 and APP2. At idle App1 is .855v... Trouble codes: 2101 (Electronic thorrotle control motor performance), 2110 (Electronic thorrrottle control forced limited rpm), 2112 (Electronic thorr control unable to open)
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FALP5249P
i have been chasing a hesitation/surge/cutting out! for a while not. the customer replaced the plugs, wires, cap, & rotor when he first noticed it. i found a code last month for the egr control, thought that might have been causing the problem, no help. came b...
1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT06H5R
Hi. This Aspire was towed with a crank no start. It has no ignition fire and no injector pulse. I tested for powers and grounds at the distributor and they are good. I labscoped the green/black wire to check for the 0-5v square wave pattern and got a pattern t...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L pats system VIN: 1FMPU18L8W
Vehicle towed in for no-crank. Foun no ignition signal to firewall solenoid,faulty relay in A/M alarm,replaced relay, now have signal to solenoid and current to starter, starter failed,replaced starter. Now the problem, after vehicle would crank over it will n...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP42XXF
howdy yall. Car came to us right about closing time with the complaint of idles up and down whether it is hot or cold. Got car in shop and its does just that idle up and down. Customer states that the "othershop" changed the IAC and 8 spark plugs also a "stick...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F2Y
Hopefully you Ford Diesel guys can get my Euro butt out of a jam here. The shop I work at evidently thinks we can fix EVERYTHING that comes in the door. I have ZERO training on heavy diesel, and moderate on VW VE Pump diesel. I do have the Ford IDS, so hopeful... Trouble codes: P1139
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L hvac fan, wipers VIN: 1FMFU18LO1
hi guys, i got this ford that came in 2 weeks ago, battery dead and the hvac blower would stay on, this unit is from a local used lot, told them it was most likely the fuse bax and gem, orignally the did not want to replace. i found the battery to be junk(bad ...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP34P81
Customer managed to drive the car to the shop. He said it was running very rough, and stalling at stop lights. We tried to start the vehicle it would crank but no start. Checked fuel pressure, ignition system all good. Tried compression and bingo! Pulled valve...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L No Start, strange codes VIN: 1FMDA51695
this is my day for fun! Rig was in on 03 Jan for codes for cam position sensor and turbine speed sensor. I just thought both of the sensors were bad (cam seemed intermittant) so I replaced them and the truck still ran bad. A search of the TSB's (something I sh...
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L trans VIN: 1FDAF57P16
trouble code u1900,u2023 check all connectors,replace rear abs sensor,note this a intermitten problem and happens when backing up so customer says
2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG35R32
Truck came in with a code P0300. Wet down ignition wires and found that the wires were arching. Replaced the ignition coil , wires, cap, rotor and plugs. Problem code P0300 still excists. Performed cylinder leak down test on effected cylinders ( cyl. 7&4), tes... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire)
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTHK33254
We are at a loss on this, have spent hours tracing wiring. Suspect the FICM, but is a pricey part to replace being unsure. Has anyone run across this before, or know a way to test the FICM? The truck runs fine for 10 mins or so, then check engine light comes o... Trouble codes: P208, P2149
2001 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1HGCG56461
We just recently did a complete overhaul on the transmission. Disc's, seals, gaskets all replaced. The car will shift good when cold. When it gets hot, the check engine lite comes on (DTC: P1751). Also the D4 light will start to blink and the car gets stuck in...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L brakes VIN: 5FNRL18632
Hi guys , Got this Oddesey from an undercar shop that can,t figure it out.The brake pedal goes all the way to the floor when you start the engine.With the engine off you can pump up the pedal and it feels a little spongy.The system had over a gallon bled throu...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: KMHDN45D31
Car has had an intermittent misfire under partial load, 1500 to 2800 rpm, generally in third or fourth gear, maybe about quarter throttle. Performed compression test, checked for vacuum leaks. Just seems to be isolated to #4 cylinder, Check PCV Valve, Tested a... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected)
1991 Isuzu Pickup LS 3.1L Clutch VIN: 4SLCRLLZ2M
Customer had the vehicle towed to the shop. Truck would not go into gear inspected clutch and found disc was burned up .REMOVED trans and found that someone had repaired bellhousing by welding it back together .customer informed that the last clutch came apart...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51C32
Hi all, looking for a little help with this jag. This x type came in last week with a crank no start complaint. Could not duplicate concern kept over night and still npf. Gaqve back to cust and next morning she calls me with a no start. Went to her house to ch...
1996 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ28SXT
Vehicle brought into shop with check engine light on , found o2 sensor no voltage. replaced o2 sensor everything worked fine for about 15 minutes. o2 sensor voltage with koeo reads 0.00 volts, if you watch scan data for about 5 minutes voltage will eventuall... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean), P0133 (upstream o2 slow response), P0131 (upstream o2 shorted to ground)
1995 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Radio VIN: 1NLM81W0SY
This immaculate Lincoln radio has a push-button on-off switch broken, so the radio stays on all the time, depending on the ignition switch to be turned off to stop. Problem is, it stays on all the time intermittently when the ignition is shut off. The key chim...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C54
fuel system lean at idle p2187, have replaced purge valve, to no avail, smoked intake system no leaks, had read about pcv hose leak but did not see any leaks, oxygen sensor responding ok, mass air flow sensor responding (cleaned, didnt help), fuel pressure ok ... Trouble codes: P2187
2005 Mercury Montego 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM421X5
hey guys, back again. i have had this montego back for the same problem three times. first time it came in i had code p0354 ( coil #4 malfunction). replaced all coils, everything ok for three weeks. second time it came back for same thing on cylinder 3. replac... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil a circiut malfunction)
1996 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1RZ26D97
need a nissan guru for this one. last week i did about 30 hours of work to this 300zx and everything went well until the test drive. it popped the ses lamp on for a b2s1 o2 fault. upon checking pids i found the b2s1 was stuck at 30-40 mv and the b1s1 was stuck... Trouble codes: P0150, P0155
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L hydralic system VIN: JN1CA31DOY
If you drove the car right now cold you say the clutch is perfect. Nice freeplay , smooth operation , smooth shifting. Perfect. BUT when the customer picks up the car and drives it a unknown distance and the car is very hot he pulls up to the shop and the clut...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31111
Ok this Maxima has a P0420 and i know its the catalityc. Heres the catch. The 2 Downsteam O2's are not reading at all. So I did the DMM test and read the B+ grn signal but no return signal on both so I replace the O2's. New O2's installed the same thing. So I ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Two way cat efficiency below threshold)
2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L refueling problem VIN: 1N6ED29Y54
Hi Gang! Have thsi vehicle where for about the last 2 months when customer has tried to fill tank fuel sprays out, from what i have gotten out of him it has been getting progressivley worse lately. I am having a hard time getting info out of him. A visual insp...
1999 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G2FV22G0X
I got a good one here for all the GM gurus. This bird will not go into closed loop. Whether at idle, cruise or anywhere in between. O2s show rich at idle and 2500 RPM, they hover about 800mv front and back both banks. Coolant temperature reaches 192F max at id... Trouble codes: P1637 (Generator L Terminal circuit)
2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4L radio, bcm, VIN: 1GMDX03E84
After replacing IPC (purchased from gm and preprogramed with vin and mileage) vehicle radio is Locked ..I unlocked the radio with tech 2 scan tool but the radio will not shut off when turning engine off ...removing ign key and then opening the door. It is supp...
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L awd VIN: 4S3BD4359X
my question is for subaru techs. have a subaru with a vibration problem when accelerating. i suspected a bad axle. no ripped boots or anything out of whack. put car in the air and decided to run it in drive to see if anything looked out of sorts. started it pu...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L starter VIN: WVWMA63B6X
Need help on this VW There is no power to the starter solinoid.There is no power at the clutch relay or the anti thieft relay.We can't figure out the wiring diagram on all data for the starting system. Does anyone have a wiring diagram that makes sense or can ...

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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L outside temp reading VIN: WBADD5327V
thanks for the help all that replied were correct.pushing the trip button and turning the key on then off reset the celsius reading to farhenheit.
2003 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L replace pads lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54Y23
Another fixed car goes down the road. Thanks IATN. Steve was correct; The reprogram corrects the "replace pads" light" (as well as the needed vehicle specific burn) Juan was right about same module and different car options. I installed a used module. It fixe...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W5S
THanx for all the replies they were all good. got veh to not start one morning it had spark and good fuel pr. yanked on inj wires and it fired up.. So I replaced inj harness with a new one from the dealer its been running perfect since.. Again thanx for the he...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L instrument cluster VIN: 1G1ND52J51
It looks like the problem was water intrusion which ruined the BCM apparantly they think that if the windshield seal was leaking it could have caused this problem thanks guys!
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L windows VIN: 1GNDX03E32
Thanks for all the replies. Turns out the recirculate door not operating due to the stepper motor not operating. Replaced the stepper motor and all is well now. Thanks again for all the replies.
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52F64
this vehicle was a simple fix but as it was a used car dealer i didnt want to get to involved in it (you know those used car dealers, fix it as cheap as possible)as the dealer wanted me to just scan codes. jesse from missouri nailed it with a bcm code for dayt...
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L charging system VIN: 2CNDL13F56
Hello to all - this vehicle is fixed! Thank you so much for all the great replies. The fix turned out to be as unique as the problem itself. We traced the problem to the pcm, but when the module was disconnected it made no difference to the draw, we then fo...
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AK15F56
I may be jumping the gun here stating that I fixed this vehicle, the problem was intermittant and the customer has not brought it back since it's last visit. I did not have a chance to do anything to the vehicle since receiving your help suggestions, but I hav... Trouble codes: U0073 (Control module communication BUS off), U0100 (Lost communication with ECM/PCM), U0140 (Lost Communication with BCM), P0700 (Transmission control system fault).
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GF68485
Thanks too all who responded. I had installed Bosch O2 sensors. I for know have replaced the downstream sensor with an OE Chrysler sensor and the problem hasn't reoccured. Thanks again, Randy. Trouble codes: P2097 (Downstream fuel system rich 1/2).
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 1B7HF13YXW
rechecked the fluid condition, then spoke to customer he changed the fluid prior to bringing me the vehicle, it is badly burnt guess it was flushed out on the road test. Thanks to all on this one. The governor pressure never goes above 65 psi. Reverse feels...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No Start VIN: 3B7HC13Y91
well, with no other obviouse reason, im going with pure gut instinct. Im replacing the dist/oil pump drive shaft. When trying to remove from engine, i had to hammer it out. The drive gear appears to be pressed onto drive shaft, if siezeing in block, or trying ...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3D7KU28D44
i will say it is fixed. found 2 things. a coil connection not fully seated and the trans filter had fallen from its seat. so far have not heard from customer.
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L anti-theft VIN: 1D7K428034
Well, I managed to delete 2 of the three replys somehow- but the concensus was front control module, along with the tidbit to look for aftermarket devices wired into the DLC. Customer came in to chat with me today and told me his drag team mechanic son has "lo...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L Electronic VIN: 3D7KU28C84
govenor pressure/temp sensor repaired problem. thanks for all the help. mel
2006 Dodge Charger 2.7L wont shift VIN: 2B3KA43G46
After several replies of the pcm/tcm being the same module, and a few replies that it was covered under manufacturers warranty, I sent the car to the dealer(who told me it wasn't covered- at first- but a phone call to Chrysler changed that). They changed out t... Trouble codes: U0101 (lost communication with TCM), P0605 (internal control module ROM error).
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34XON
Well gentleman I wish I had more to add. The customer was quoted more diagnostic time and concluded that he didn't want to spend more money.Seems some drivers still think we know it all and don't need diagnosis time. I had scope warmed up and all of your sugge...
1996 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMDA5140T
Thanks to all of you who offered help. The problem turned out to be a bad IMRC solenoid not allowing a vacuum signal to the IMRC actuators.
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L rear wiper VIN: 1FMPV18LXX
Thank you for all of the replies. Have not seen vehicle back. The customer is on a "extended vacation". will reply with fix after vehicle returns...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U8Y
Thanks for all the help guys. I found the vac leak. It was the EVAP hose coming off the back of the intake. The hole was about 1 1/2" from the quick disconnect on the vapor managment unit, and it was facing down towards the firewall, I quess thats why no brake... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean).
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L 2-3-4 shift VIN: 1FTRX17W1Y
Thank you for your help...Found broken accumulator spring, will replace that first. Then O/H if needed. Frank
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA57441
wow, so many of you had it right on the head. Brake switch on master cylinder was leaking massively. wire harness was full of brake fluid. changed switch, harness, cleaned off wiring, replaced fuse and everything worked perfectly. thank you for your help. Trouble codes: P0500.
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1FTYR14U21
Hi guys, Well this one will leave without being repaired. We tried everything you all suggested and others suggested. We even had a tech who does just electrical come to check it out and even he couldn't find the problem. He went through it with a fine too...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Starting VIN: KM85B32U21
Turned out to be a plug, that came unplugged in the main power distribution box, thanks for all the replies sorry it took so long to reply back.
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 2-3 and 3-4 shift VIN: 4S2CY58V6R
ran ohms check on all all solenoids, all checked at 19.5 ohms. customer doesn't want to spend money on vehicle and declined further testing and repairs.
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S7T
Well I got the ecu back today and I installed it along with a coil, although the coil ohmed out ok I did notice the it was slightly melted, I do not know what caused this. The Vehicle runs great again, how long I don't know. I tried to research what the CKP ...
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L park lamps, dome and cluster lamps VIN: KNAFB12113
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Stall VIN: 1LNLM9742R
Ok, turns out when all else fails go back to the basics. I went back and pulled engine up to TDC, check to see if the rotor was at number one cylinder. It was, so I rechecked the timing, it was 10 degrees advanced. I reset it to 10 deg and everything has be...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L low idle VIN: 1LT88RJG7S
hi all, this car had to go for a long trip south and will be back next week. i talked to the customer and a new battery has fixed it. some suggested the iac was the cause but this car is drive by iac. a few said check the coolant temp sensor. this i ...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No shift VIN: 1YVFP84D44
Thanks to every one who replied, it was a easy fix! LOL Diagnostic chart sugested replacing the pressure control solenoid, figured we had it apart. So we replaced the solenoid C as well as the pressure control, flushed trans and away it goes. Every one happy.
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L windshield washer VIN: WDBRH81J74
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Front Windows VIN: JN8DR09Y72
The main window switch decided to die while reprograming was taking place. Installed new main window switch and reprogrammed window.
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3WH54T9P
IATN members ROCK!!. I got 14 replies to this post in 72 hours. All were excellent. Don, Joe, Warren, and John had the info that ended up helping me repair this one. Aldata spect TPS voltage at 8. After drilling the TPS mounting hoes out a bit, and setting it ... Trouble codes: 35 (Idle control problem).
2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD 2.4L abs light VIN: 5Y2SM67079
I replaced the battery and have not heard back from the customer so I am gonna call this one a fix. Suspect loose plates in the battery.
2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5L trans VIN: JF1GG68505
In summary I have yet to fix this vehicle. I did recieve info but none that helped me solve what ails this vehicle. I can install the 4wd fuse and my issue goes away, there is NOT a transfer clutch solenoid in the back of this trans as all data and help reques...
2005 Toyota Highlander 3.3L DVD system VIN: JTEEP21A35
Thanks for your reply. I did try connecting this dvd player and found it just does not power up.We are sending the dvd out for repairs if possible but I'll let my sales dept handle that. Thanks again for all your time!!! Ralph [...]
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRT71K56
Thank you for all your help! Don from Oklahoma hit this on on the head. The EGR valve was stuck open all the time. Tried cleaning first as these get nasty with carbon however it made no diferance, this egr is electric and was siezed open. Also I highly recomme... Trouble codes: P0131, P0101, P0102, P0299.
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1SW61R31
Thanks to all, I would have pulled my hair out w/ this one. I cleaned all the grounds and that cured all of stalling problem. Customer has beer driving it for weeks. Nate
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