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2002 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B92
Vehicle came in with the whole right bank misfiring. Found that the intake manifold was leaking on the right bank. Vehicle was also due for a timing belt so both parts were replaced. Vehicle now has a P0341 (camshaft position sensor circuit range/performance) ... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Range/Performance), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected), P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Heater VIN: WBAAM3340Y
Veh came in with no heat and coolent leak. Expansion tank was split on the side and replaced. Pulled hot water valve for inspection and replaced. Back flushed core and engine. Let sit with 25in vacume on cooling system for over half an hour, didn't drop 1in. ...
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G4HR54K7Y
car came in with stalling problem when tank was full. found vent solenoid to be stuck closed and charcoal canister full of fuel. both long and short term fuel trims were at -20 during purge. replaced parts and road tested car ran fine. two weeks later car back... Trouble codes: P0440
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L fuel gauge temp gauge, loss of comm., radio ino VIN: 1G6KY5494X
I have a seville that is at our saturn dealer. Unknown history as this car came from the auction. If the key is turned to the on position, everything is fine. when the vechicle is started the temp and fuel gauge quit,but the tach and speedo work fine. the abs,...
1996 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCHC39F5T
After repeated attempts at diagnosis and replacing the injector pump and cranckshaft position sensor, this truck still has a problem with occasional stalling. Sometimes it will stall at idle, and at other times at cruise, just driving down the road. The proble...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L No Start, DRAGS STARTER VIN: 1GCEC14R2V
hey guys heres one to think about.this truck comes in with a intermitten problem of no start,dragging starter like timing was over advanced.didnt see complaint at that time.however we all know that chevys had a problem with crank sensor causing with th...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 3GNFK16T3Y
hello fellow techs.thanx in advance for any help please.this truck started to hesitate sligtly between all gears and flare real bad between 2-3 gears[second trans from builder].no codes.all trans data normal.all eng. data normal as well.called trans builder he...
2000 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E4Y
hello techs i've been a gm tech for while now, never seen this one.i replaced headgaskets and heads [the norm]it ran fine cel came on for a o2 sensor,it was using antifreeze replaced sensor.ran great costomer took it home,but ever since the service engine soon...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L fuel pressure VIN: 2GCEK19T31
this truck was brought to me because it would not start when it got here it would not start had no fuel pressure i applied battery power to fuel pump and it started right up after that if i let the truck sit for about 10 min it cranks a couple of times i let g...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T31
Hey guys, I had this 2001 chevy p.u. come in to my shop two days ago with an engine misfire problem. #7 cylinder misses at all engine speeds and temps. It has good fire and compression, the injector does not fire and will not light a noid light. However there ... Trouble codes: P0200 (injector circuit malfunction), P0300 (misfire detected)
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L all dash lights VIN: 3GNEK13T02
We have this Avalanche which will burn the dimmer out of the headlight switch in about five minutes. We have replaced the switch three times, and put a used instrument cluster in it and it still does this. It belongs to our service writer and he is at his wits...
2002 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Ignition coils VIN: 1G1ND52M1W
First of all thanks for any help and input you have, Second the vin supplied is for my own vehicle not the vehicle in question, Now what I have is a towed in tracker first time customer. Customer was driving down the road vehicle quit and will not restart, I h...
2002 Chevrolet C7500 8.1L No Start, Hesitation, Stall
i have already emailed mitchells for as much info as they could provide. is there a way to tell if it a factory system. any source for info would be appreciated. we believe it to be fuel related.thanks in advance for your time and help
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Battery Light VIN: 1GNDT135X4
Hello everybody. We have this trailblazer with a battery light "dimly illuminated". We only noticed this after flushing the transmission. The customer is a trusted customer and said it was not on before. We checked for miliamp draw (15 miliamps), charging at 1...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23225
Have this 05 chevy come in on the hook with a no-start. We scanned it to check codes, could not read data. Found bad cig light fuse, replaced it and could read data. Would not start - cranked well. Data showed very low fuel pressure. Primed fuel system with fi...
2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L engine VIN: 1GCHG35U56
hello thanks in advance.. we have a 6.0l engine here with a squeaking noise that gets louder as the engine gets warmer. has good oil pressure, when the engine is cold at first start it has a slight chirp like from a belt but after several min. the chirp gets q...
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.2L Unknown VIN: 3GNDA23DX6
This vehicle makes noise in the front passenger side when accelerating and only when turning left. It Even makes noise when taking off at a redlight turning left. We rotated the tires, check the suspension to make sure it was tight, and it didn't help. We put ...
1994 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3ED46F1R
Hopefully you guys can help me out on this one.This New Yorker was a tow in,died on the road.Can hear fuel pump running and has 42psi koeo,checked for spark and found only#2 and #5 cyl(firing mates)only had spark,but would falter after about 10 seconds of cran...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Electronic VIN: 1C3EJ56H5S
need help on this one, we have done everything in are power, to figure this out please help.
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L ASD, PCM, gauges VIN: 2C8GP54L71
OK, van got towed in for a crank no start. Initial test show there was no spark or injector pulse. Battery was weak due to trying to be started by customer. We put a charger on it for a couple hours. When we went to go take off the charger, noticed that the co...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1P4GP44G3X
I was called to a shop for a misfire. Misfire counter slowly counts up for cyl 2 at all times. They did plugs, wires, coil, # 2 injector. Compression is about 150 on all cylinders. Running compression is 70 on the front 3 cylinders. Cam, crank sensors signals... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire 2)
2000 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL2ANOY
Ok IATN OR ANY DODGE TECHS...need your help on this one. Intially this truck came in with black smoke pouring out of tailpipe. Did some research, replaced faulty P/S pressure switch, ran a separate ground off of harness, cleaned all connectors, and replaced O2... Trouble codes: 0171 (Lean Bank 1)
2000 Dodge Durango Sport 5.9L heat VIN: 1B4HS28Z0Y
vehicle will have heat and engine temp while sitting stationary but once moving down road coolant temp drops and air temp from vent goes to approx 105 degrees down from 135-140 degrees @ idle not moving. has flow hoses getting hot can watch all actuators all m...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L carrier bearing VIN: 3B7KF23CXM
Thanx in advance! we have put 4 carrier bearings in this truck in 6 mo. Problem started after another shop installed u-joints and one came apart while cust was pulling full cattle trailer. Has driveline vib that we eliminated on last visist-still ruined bearin...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HA18D34
vehicle came in, customer wanting routine maintenance, 100 k service, tune up, transmission service, brakes, and it had p0406-egr malfuntion that customer did not want to address. not having any problems. did the work, and customer says now it is intermittentl... Trouble codes: P0406
2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L 1-2 Shift cold VIN: 2D4FV48V85
Vehicle came in with no upshift cold. Fluid not burned and full. Checked codes p0888 transmission relay always off. Replaced relay and checked wiring at the fuse box and surrounding areas. Code P0846 2-4 or 2c pressure switch rationality. Flow charts led us to...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Plus 3.8L Blower Motor VIN: 2DWGP44LX5
Came in with front blower motor not working. Rear does. Tested motor, and it was good. Tested resistor, and found no ground out of it to motor ( green wire) have grounds from the selector switch to the resistor. Installed NEW chry resistor. Now, I have power o...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Stall VIN: 1FTEF15Y0J
Hello we have this 1988 Ford f-150 pickup here that when cold you try to start out and its almost like the timing is off or a fuel mixture is wrong,it just dies out very easy when engaging the clutch,only low rpms and it gets better when it warms up a bit.revv...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3FASP13J7S
This escort came in for no idle, found that the timing belt was off about 6 teeth. Reset t/belt and car ran great. Noticed that the brake pedal was hard before t/belt repair, now I have a very low (as in halfway down) pedal, and it is still hard to stop. It ac...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FTDX18W1V
thanks in advace for the help given. at 35mph this truck will start to buck so bad that it makes you sick to your stomach you can not accelerate past 35mph no matter how long you stay on the gas speed will drop to 30 and then go back up to 35. when the problem...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L 4WD Low VIN: 1FTWX33FXY
This truck will not go into 4WD low range, I can't get the GEM to recognize the clutch being disengaged (manual trans). It has had a new GEM and clutch switch for unrelated reasons. As far as I can tell they are both working. There are only 4 wires on the clut...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L heater core VIN: 1FTRWO7LO1
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FMFU18XLB
Thanks ahead of time. I have a big problem with this one! engine is making a ratteling type noise under load and only under load.throtle snap does not do it power brake does not do it will only do it when on the gas over 2000 rpm. tried decarbonizing with sea ...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Electronic VIN: 1FDAF57P44
Ok guys and gals; this one is eating our lunch, and I need your help! A month ago the reverse lights came on and stayed on in all shifter positions, department looked at it themselves and couldn't find problem so they disconnected lights and backup alarm and c...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTVX1250S
Hello Folks, This 05 f150 had these dtc p0012-p0021 in memory only! It was driven to the shop it ran well, no problem!!I checked the oil for grins and found it was three quarts low, 3k past oil change, I changed the oil and filter,took it out for a test ride,r... Trouble codes: P0012, P0021
2007 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT 6.0L Starting VIN: 1GKG26K97R
truck was brought in for intermitant no crank problem. he said it only happens about once a month. so i thought i wouldn't be able to duplicate problem. but i did, after i had my diagrams printed and power probe out it started. i did have time to see if the re...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7571P
this vehicle was brought in doa. after basic testing it was found not to have any spark from ignition system. after checking fuses, and power to the coil and distributer. i installed a test coil to no prevail. i then installed a test ignition module. n0 luck. ...
2001 Honda Civic HX 1.7L Starting VIN: 1HGEM21721
car was towed in. no start. will run on starting fluid and external fuel sources. it will start and run for 2 seconds then bog down and die. my tech replaced the fuel pump with no change. he did some elictrical tests and now there is no communication with the ...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KMHWF25S2Y
Hello I need some help from someone that knows Hyundai's. This vehichle came in with a miss under load, the customer had put new champion plugs in it-no change. Checked codes, had a p0300-misfire. I read where they now would like to have NGK plugs so I replace... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C92
vehicule came in for a flashing light(0300-0304) we changed plugs,wires and coil pack.vehicule runs better but still 0300-0304.compression 150-155,cleaned injectors. Pulse width 4.4,noid light is flashing on all 4 injectors. Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfire), 0304 (misfire n0 4)
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21DOT
vehicle has mil on.when code is erased the dtc returns in next 25 miles before the monitor even runs, valve test ok according to alldata test procedure. also tested evap pressure sensor. it also tests ok.need this monitor to run to completion for a state inspe... Trouble codes: P1445 (evap cannister purge volume control valve)
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C84
Hey all, thanks in advance for the help. this clean car came in with codes P0171 & P0174. off idle fuel trims are normal. at idle in park lt fuel trims are both at 18%, idle in drive 19.5%. car idles beautifully and vacuum is 20.5". MAP reads 8.9" - 9.2" (we a... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Condition - Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Condition - Bank 2)
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FF48521
I have a 2001 jepp cherokee. It came in because the cylinder head gasket was leaking coolant externally on the passenger side between cylinders 3 & 4. We replace the head gasket and had the cylinder head machined. After we started the jeep it was running very ...
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L elec. window VIN: 1G8GJ48K66
we were able to manually assist window to advises that not only must we replace window motor and regulator(one part), but that rear glass must also be replaced on this model as new regulator will not attach to old glass...just want to verify thi...
2006 Kia Rio 1.6L engine/ignition system VIN: KNADE12326
I have a strange one here. Its a 2006 kia rio that originally towed in not running. First time around i checked for fuel and spark and everything checked out ok. I did notice the plugs would always end up getting slightly fouled. Did a leak down and had %40-80...
2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L trailer lights VIN: SALMF15478
I have customer with two Range Rovers HSE 2008 and 2004 These cars are equipped with factory trailer light module and wiring. Owner purchased new trailer equipped with LED style light bulbs. I did not have this car in my shop with the trailer (loaded with boat...
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R91
thanks up front ill try to make this short.this is one of my students trucks.had a front airbag leak found tee leaking.this must have leaked for a while because he had his friend with a modis lower the rear to match the front,how he did this i dont we...
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L engine VIN: 2MKF5SSURY
Hi everyone, I apologize for the wrong vin # as I am at home presently. This car came in with vibration at idle that goes away with slight rpm increase. Mounts were soft and compressed so replaced all mounts. Thought problem was resolved but came back today wi...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB74E21
does anyone know or if even has a 31 pin round connecter or just an obd connecter, can not retieve any real data just codes from obd, works fine until all warning lights in dash come on then goes in failsafe, turn off and back on and works ok, has anyone seen ...
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Sport 3.0L service indicator VIN: 5FG25HYT56
Sorry about bogus VIN don't have car here. How do you reset the service indicator? We do not have a Mercedes tool to do it. The manual says how but it does not seem to be working. Any help is appreciated.
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L power steering pump VIN: WMWRC33435
we can only get pump to shut off by disconnecting large wires going to pump motor,if we disconnect the other smaller wires pump continues to run,is there a relay or switch inside motor making pump run all the time
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y4V
It came to me after engine replaced at another shop. At 4000 RPM, engine stops reving as if the computer shuts it down...same in park or driving. when codes are cleared, it starts and stalls immediately...will not take gas,just dies. after code P0106(baro sens... Trouble codes: P0106 (baro sensor out of range)
1975 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: HLS3020611
I hope someone can lead me in the right direction. We have this 280z that came in with a no start. Put in a fuel pump and vehicle runs. But under hard acceleration and load the vehicle feels like it just wants to cut off. Sometimes it backfires through the int...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31A7Y
Hello everyone, I have a 2000 maxima here that came in with a customer complaint of stalling. When the vehicle is started first thing in the morning it will idle but when it is put in gear it will slowly idle down until it stalls out. After the vehicle runs fo...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L 3-4 shift VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
Vehicle has delayed upshift after kickdown to pass. Changed fluid, which wasn't burnt and no big chunks or otherwise in pan. Made no difference. Unplugged tps and waited 10 seconds with koeo and plugged in again. Now running erratic but should even out or we'l...
2002 Nissan murano s awd 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZ08W85
Hey guys I have a 05 nissan murano s being tough. I have no spark I have power and ground to coils. I show cranking rpms at 180-190 on nissan consult scan tool the odd thing is I have no rpm on the insrument cluster. I checked power and ground to the crank sen... Trouble codes: P0300
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6AD07UU7
Hello fellow techs and thanx in advance, Ford guy needs help with a Nissan. A friend has this one and states that his fuel milage has dropped 60 miles per tankful. No codes, no other symptoms, may be winter temp. or fuel blend related. Info that I have found s...
2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E86
customer came in with cel on. stated light had been on for aprox 1.5 years. retrieved code p2a03- o2 sensor range/ performance. found fuse number 15 in underdash fuse panel had been removed. installed new fuse. cleared cel. cel came back on with p0420- cat eff... Trouble codes: P1168 (closed loop bank 2- no closed loop function), P0150 (o2 sensor fault bank 2 sensor 1), P0153 (o2 signal slow bank 2 sensor 1), P2A03 (a/f sensor bank 2 sensor 1 range/ performance), P0174 (bank 2 too lean), P0420 (cat efficency)
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3A153M0T
Greetings all. Unit towed in twice for no start.Both times started immediately when tested. customer left car here for us to check on. when checked next day unit would crank but not start. Noted the check engine light did not prove out. Scanned unit and found ...
1999 Peugeot 306 XT 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: VF37ALFZP3
Hey Peugeot Tech's This may be a stupid question, but the " MIXTURE REGULATING SYSTEM "is the MAP Sensor is it not? I have this peugeot which came in for a poor acceleration when cold. After cleaning the injectors, replacing the Fuel & air filter, I found the ...

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2006 Acura TL 3.2L srs light VIN: 19UUA66216
I want to thank all for replying.The general consensus was to replace the SRS module as it is no longer reliable. Serious liability can be incured.The customer has been informed to dismissed any ideaa of working around and now has to decide on replacing module...
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L abs VIN: 4USCH9337X
I agree with you that there are no external relays. Everything has been incorperated into the ABS module. customer came in with a code for the ABS pump. I thought before we condemn the pump we would start with a new relay. cleared the code and car has not been...
2003 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Power Steering Rack VIN: 2G4WB52K73
Ok, after losing my hair on this one I've finally got it fixed. I rigged in a pressure guage setup to monitor the pump pressure while driving with the 2nd rack in the car. After driving it home and back (30 miles), the only thing I noticed was the pressure wa...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L hvac VIN: KJKIUI8976
so we were all wrong all it was was a bad rad cap!!! put a new one on and she runs like new
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L key fob, front seat heater VIN: 1GCHK29113
Thanks for the replies.---We ended up sending this thing back to the dealer (we are not set up to reprogram systems yet).The fix was a combonation of things. It did need the programming update but the seat module was also shot (reverse polarity coming from the...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L key in chime VIN: 1C4GP54L2Y
Hey Group this one got away,after I posted the update I recieved two more emails about how to check it.As I said in the update even with the switch unplugged it still sensed(the BCM) a key in the ignition on the scan tool,and chimed?I also Ohm tested the wire ...
2007 Chrysler crate motor 6.1L start
thanks to all the members who replied on this one.It is almost impossible to fix a production vehicle without the proper test procedures and test values.To try and fix a "custom" hand built hot rod can really be a challenge. I think we now have enough info and...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L timing chain VIN: 2B3HD46R91
After replacing all parts listed I replace the tensioner and did the trick of holding pressure on the tensioner guide while the engine was started and ran until oil pressure built up. This seems to have helped the chain stay in time and the power seems good. T...
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1B3ES56C73
Thank You everyone on this one found the short the headligt wire harness had a tear in it exposing 1 of the wires wich was laying up agenst the trans cooler line shorting the whole car out left the car running and started playing with wires till it shorted tha...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18K04
ok got it fixed after hours of test and mounds of wires seems that one of the wires battery pos feed to the c1 connector on the pcm was broken about 10 inches down from the connector in the loop of the wiring harness.i checked this wire for current twice and ...
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L no power VIN: WD5PD64464
after i posted this went and finished up a couple of things, came back to it and decided to smoke the system again, no leaks went to lean in engine compartment to look at something and all of a sudden started seeing smoke, turns out i laid my arm on the hose g... Trouble codes: P2359 (low boost pressure).
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L door locks VIN: 2D4GP24R85
Greetings! I thought i closed this weeks ago! SORRY! I did not fix this vehicle but the sub zero weather we are experiencing in iowa did. For some inexplicable reason in this frigid climate they began to work! GO FIGURE! It is my intent to check the ground...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28C75
We found that the signal from the computer to the solenoid on the back of the pump was good for power and ground but was not receiving the correct pulse width. We first applied power to the power feed while at idle. The engine idled down and then shut down. T... Trouble codes: P0088 (high fuel pressure).
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L park brake VIN: H6SHB48455
thanx to all who replied.install another set of shoes and the factory cable and all is well.equilizer is straight park brake lever sitting in proper position.thanx for all the info
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L ign switch/lock rack VIN: 1FALPH404X
thanks for the responces, we took the coluum apart "in place" the main obsticle is the large spring for the tilt coluum, comes out easy enough-I used a clamp that is made for door jam springs-fit quite nice to compress spring to refit, the fault in the the c...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Turbo VIN: 1FDXE40F7X
We have replace the turbo to intake hoses and they are not dripping any oil at this time; the customer is tracking oil consumption for me but has no info yet. The blow by may be in the normal range compared to others I have checked visually. The steel fuel pip...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L hvac VIN: 2FTRX17W5X
Unortunatlly the truck has left our shop with the same problem.personally i feel its a flow problew re:rad my boss doesnt and i couldnt go any further.thanks to everyone for their input.Ari
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F2Y
Everyone sent great replies and I tried every one of them but this thing still refuses to start. I did try starting fluid out of frustration and it still shows no attempt at starting. So I, in my infinite wisdom! figured that if I diesel won't attempt to st... Trouble codes: P1139.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L erratic heat? VIN: 1FTNF21L43
This truck is pretty much used exclusively for pushing snow this time of year, with all the snow we've had was tough to get it in and finish it. As most suggested, we replaced the heater core and have yet had no issues. Temps have been in the single digits and...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no 4x4 VIN: 1FMZU73K24
2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L Kickdown VIN: 1FAHP24176
Thanks, guys. Five of you said VB and were exactly right. The thing that amazes me is that the Ford service manual for that car has NO rebuild information. Just says replace the whole tranny. Somebody, somewhere, has got to be building these things...Ford show...
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Classic SL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHC24V37
Cylinder 3 exhaust valve spring found broken. After verifying cyl 1 integrity (see help request) because it being the most severe cylinder misfire, I decided to check the next most severe which was number 3. pulled plug and found it wet and dark, compressio... Trouble codes: 300 (Random Misfire), 101 (Maf circuit).
1989 Honda CRX HF 1.5L No Start VIN: 1FACP11852
got 21 replies too my tech help.5 within the first 60 minutes.90 percent said too replace the main relay.I did and it fixed the problem.thanx again iatn.As usual you guys rock Trouble codes: 16 (fuel injector circuit).
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8542S
Thanks for all the replies. I had 25 in all. To many names to mention, most all replies refered to distributor, ignition switch, or main relay. The relay had been changed by the customer about 1 year ago. I felt that the ignitor was faulty. This problem had be...
2000 Honda Civic GX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEN1644Y
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L heater core VIN: JT8BH22F0T
you guys were right on the money, the heater core was partially plugged and there was air in the system. thanks again for your help.
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L headlights VIN: JTHBF30G93
thanks to all that replied, swaping the bulb was an accurate test, the problem moved with the bulb so i replaced it and the rest is history! i don't know why i didn't think of that myself DUH! thanks again RH.
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82WOS
Sorry it took so long to replie but I was waiting to see if it was fixed so far its been ok. The only thing I found was a small clicht in the crank sensor when I was scooping it I replaced crank sensor and so far its been good
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 2.5L runaway diesel VIN: DB26D4HF34
I ended up tying to a line comming from the pump. supplying enough vacuum to the key solenoid vacuum line.
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L popping sound VIN: 4JGCB75EX6
So, we checked the EGR valve, and I noted a SLIGHT bit of leakage between the intake and exhaust ports, just blowing with my mouth.. I decided to check out a new EGR valve, and when it came in, I found the same slight amount of leakage on the new unit. Tried...
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W42
The responses were correct.The problem was the coil was spiking the pcm & causing a miss. This also created a intermittent quick false reading of hot on the temperature gauge.Napafix also had a few of these posted, with the real guide being the intermittent fa...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Thrust Bearing VIN: WMWRE33453
Hi guys--thanks for all of your replies, I am going to sum up my answers to all of your replies and then explained my possible problem with my solution. I did not install a high tension pressure plate, Input shaft on the trans is not hitting the crankshaft, ke...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3AK54F9S
hey guys, thanks for all the replies. it is much appriciated. daniel from british columbia, thanks for the help, the 2 trigger wires had to be swapped. it runs fine, cam sensor acts as both cam and crank. again thanks, and if you are ever in the sarasota, fl a...
2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0L Shifting, Speedometer VIN: 3N1AB61E27
Car went to dealer for trans warranty. It took some arm twisting to get someone to take it in at the dealer but in the end it was covered. Thanks for the suggestions.
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L brake lights VIN: 1G3GR62CXS
I replaced the turn signal switch ($555.oo retail!) and I have brake lights! Thank you all. Thank you.
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DP75G91
I am going to close this with a summary, due to the length of time it has taken in the past for the codes to set. They have not set yet, since this most recent visit (25 Days). As most of you suggested,I found all of the harness splices for the TB. All of them... Trouble codes: P1251, P1260.
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L master cyl VIN: 4TARN81A0P
Well being convinced that the new master was still the problem, we installed the old original master and blead the brakes and now have a rock hard pedal,The old master was not bad we were unaware of the bleeder at the load level sensor at the time of diag, so ...
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Steering Rack VIN: 2T1AE09B8R
Thank you for all the replies. I had the car in the shop tonight and found something interesting. The right inner tie rod has a minor clunk when moved up and down with car in the air. I [...] believe this is the cause of the noise. Customer has declined repai...
2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Electronic VIN: 4T1BE32KX3
Thanks to all that have replied. well i hate to say it but yet again i was burnt by aftermarket parts. the aftermarket relay was the new updated number and it still was failing. i ordered the new number from toyota all ok since... its been two weeks and she ha...
2006 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBT48A06
with some more testing i found the brake booster leaking. you could hear a hissing noise sometimes.. replaced the booster.. gave back to the customer.. he has been driving for 2 weeks now. with no problems.. he told us it would do it more when it was cold. ta...
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