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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3356Y
i have this bmw that will hardly run.idles fine,but when you give it gas it just misses and pops,will not take fuel.pressure and volume seem good.i do not have euro.for my modis yet,as not many around in this area.when i unplug the mass sensor it takes gas muc...
1995 Buick Regal 3.8L oil pressure sender VIN: 2G4WB52L9S
The oil pressure sending unit has been replaced 3 times, by three different shops using three different brands. We replaced the last one with a new GM OEM unit. After 3 or 4 days the sending unit begins to leak oil through the top center of the unit. It spews...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54YX3
Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this "No Joy" condition on any of these Northstar Engines. I have already replaced both Upper & Lower CKP Sensors with brand new GM Parts, still setting DTC P0385 CKP Circuit B. Engine also has intermittent slight ... Trouble codes: P0385 (Upper CKP Sensor B Circuit)
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L unknown VIN: 1GYDE63744
Hello all techs : I have this caddy in the shop complain big loud noises under take off acceleration. the noises is around the middle of the car. The noise will only happen at take off,and will goes away after driving. The noises are similar to a worn out c.v...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54TXN
this car idles fine when driveing after about a mile when comeing to a stop it will run out of fuel cut out but it will start rite up and go guys i thinking its the ecm on this on the fuel pump is getting power but when been driven after a mile or so lose of f... Trouble codes: 54 (fuel pump voltage low)
1993 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3GCJC44K9P
itry good distributor,pcm, a new ign coil tested charging system is good , i trase for a short cant find any short, i cut the rpm wire coming off coil to cluster to see if the shorth is in the ckt didnt help this truck start right up w/ new module and runs g...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC124XV
Hi Cranks and no start. Floods the plugs big time. I know that it is a lack of vacuum going to MAP. It was running great one day then no start the next. I can put a vacuum pump on extra MAP and get it to start and run. Garage I am trying to help did valve job...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13T01
This Tahoe will crank but not start at times (once a month) but never when in my shop. If you let it sit for 10 minutes it fires right up. No codes in the computer problem will occur cold as well as warm. It won’t even try to start when it acts up and yes the ...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L p1356 VIN: 1GBHG31R22
It seem like it is a soft code but my customer told me that it didnt have check engine light on before engine went. I tested the distrupider and all the sensors. I set the timing and I can figure it out
2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: KL1TJ62604
Ok here we go. Customer (car lot) drove this car in. Purchased it with front end damage and not running due to accident. They had to repair the body replace wire harness , ECM , spark plugs, and wires. Running condition of tyhe vehicle before accident is unkno...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L Differential VIN: 1GNDT13505
Hey, hopefully someone can help. I am doing an engine swap on a 05 trailblazer 4.2l. I have the engine out and am trying to remove the differential from the oil pan. Its a Wisconsin vehicle so every thing is rusty and corroded. I already broke the intermediate...
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L headlights VIN: 1G1AL15F06
This a request for informationon on the turn signals affecting the headlights. A friend of mine has a 2006 Cobalt which when the hi beams are on and the left turn signal is used the headlights go OUT, does not do this on lo beams, I am thinking Turn signal swi...
2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L remote security VIN: 1GNDT13S58
To all; does anyone know if there is a way to program remotes without factory scan tool? My customer bought this car used and has no remotes, would like me to supply new ones, but I cannot find programming information. Thanks, Artie
2002 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L Headlights, Blower motor VIN: 2C3HH46R52
Customer complaint is the blower and headlights stay on sometimes when key is off, draining the battery. We haven't been able to get it to act up for us. I am thinking ignition switch. Looking at the wiring diagram I can see the daytime running lights and the ...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Steering VIN: 2C4GP44363
This van came to us with a noise in the power steering system. The noise is only present sometimes when cold. The noise sounds exactly like a bad pump. However the pump has been replaced several times with the same result. oddly enough at times the van operate...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L won't run VIN: 1B7GG22N3Y
truck was towed in,owners buddy was trying to fix a no start.owner doesn't know what was checked or replaced.the engine when you first crank it,it makes a heck of a racket from the front of the engine.after you let off the starter looking under the the for the...
2001 Dodge Durango 5.9L BUS open VIN: 1B4HS28Z51
Customer brought vehicle in for shifting concerns and intermitant issues with horn, interior lights, headlamps, security and multiple other systems. Upon initial inspection found transmission code for OD and TCC solenoid circuits, technician only found interio...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L ignition system VIN: 2B3HD46R74
thanks for any help in advance. I don't work on many dodge's and am unfamiliar with their systems. this one quit running while driving and was towed in.I started by checking the basics. I hooked up the scanner to check for codes, none found. I checked fuel pre...
1986 Ford Ranger 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, HARD STARTING VIN: 1FTBR10A9G
Hello This trk is a family friend so i have been fitting this in on spare time. The trk for a while now has loss of power under a load checked codes, fuel pressure, timing and replaced both fuel filters on frame rail .On compression i found #3 low removed valv... Trouble codes: 34 (egr), 54 (p/s pressure switch)
1997 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5143W
This vehicle came in with what sounded like a chirping serpentine belt. we changed the belt & a couple of noisy rollers and still had the noise. We then removed the belt and the noise was still present. Next we removed the vibration dampener to see if it was l...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FALP74W1V
This one has me stumped a bit. We did a tune-up and it ran great, and about 800km it started misfiring at 70km/h at cruise. The spark plugs all looked the same and were glazed and almost shiny brown. I replaced them and it ran perfect again,so I checked the EG...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX20L5X
I need some help from some of you ford techs. This F250 SuperDuty 5.4 engine runs great at idle. It also runs great with a load on it, or above about 3 mph. It runs like dog poo from a dead stop up to the point where the vehicle speed begins to register on the...
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT2X1729Y
This truck has good start and idle. On accel the engine will start to missfire. The o2 sensors go to 0 it throws the cam sensor code. I have checked the data base and tried unpluging the alternator,egr,dpfe sensor,checked balancer for play. Not really sure whi... Trouble codes: P0340, P0443, P1451, P0135, P0141, P0155
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L no cel
i have this vehicle with no check engine lamp and no comm. w /any scan tool.ive got + and _ bus at dlc and power and grounds at dlc.i seem to be missing power at switched voltage to pcm on the 15s circuits.(green /bl wire and greeen/blue wire).alldata wiring d...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 52D12DDF22
dont be confused about VIN made it up dont have vehicle here now,, problem is very intermittent temp gauge goes,up engine goes into limp home mode for overheat sits short time everything normal already replaced thermostat reset computer in september hasnt happ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMZU73K73
After installing trans and shift lever, the transmission will not shift out of 1st in drive, but will shift through the gears from manual 1st to manual 3rd. The trans fluid is correct, shift canel is properly adjusted, the trans range sensor is aligned correc...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTP14524K
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, No Tach Operation VIN: 1FTNW21P14
Customer stated the truck quit running at the gas station, he added fuel and jump started it, it ran. He took vehicle home and it would not restart. The truck sat for a month before coming to us. Both batteries were dead. We replaced the batteries, cleaned con... Trouble codes: P2285 (ICP Low)
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L noise VIN: 1FTSX30P84
hello to all..ford techs i need your help on this one it is driving us nuts.there is a ticking noise coming from the engine area sounds just like a lifter. it is coming from the injection pump area next to the fuel filter thought it was a lifter so we removed ...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34N25
hello and thanks in advance. i have a ford focus that had a bad engine vibration its worse cold and then gets alittle better after warms up. i replaced the rear roll restrictor per a ford service bulltin got alittle better but still pritty bad. we have two mor...
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU73816
This is my mothers ride. We're at 6,000 feet elevation here. Normal driving this thing runs great. Under heavy load and acceleration, " Driving up a 10% grade at 60 mph and putting your foot on the floor to pull up the hill, topping out at 80 mph", This thing ...
1993 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Electronic VIN: 1GDKH32K2P
Hello all would like to pick your brains, mine isn't working. We have this big ugly cube van we put a used engine and a rebuilt trani in it. Worked great for 2 months then started to flaire up in 4th gear while hitting bumps,thats right bumps, if the road is s...
2000 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L cooling system VIN: 1GTCS1955Y
hi guys, have a real headache here. 2000 gmc sonoma w/2.2l engine. this truck will not heat up. when i say heat up i mean it will reach around 150 degrees and that is it. customer original complaint was no heat generated in cab. we test drove vehicle and foun...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L noise VIN: 2GTEK19204
hi, this 6.6 turbo diesel has a gurgling noise back thru the airfilter housing when u shut the engine off, only last a few seconds, no other symtoms, codes, complaints, customer bought new, as we usually refer diesels away we thought might check with u all, fo...
1997 Honda Civic HX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ7122V
We are having problems with the EGR system. Initially car came in with a p1491, EGR lift insufficient. We tested the lift sensor and found inaccurate reading to lift sensor position, so we replaced the EGR valve. A week later the car returned with a p0401, EG... Trouble codes: P0401, P1491
2003 Honda Accord DX 2.4L radio VIN: 1HGCM56373
Just wondering if anyone has run into this.This 03 accord has a haunted radio.With the car sitting,all closed up,key out of ignition,at random times the radio will start playing,may stay on a few minutes,go off and a little while later repeats the process.Does...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Timing belt VIN: KMHWF25S24
Car came back on hook, timing jumped 3 teeth on lower sprocket & cams still in time. Belt tension seemed ok. Replaced bent valves & installed new OEM tensioner with belt it had on. Check tensioner pin extention = .312" (.320" is max spec). Install new belt & t...
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHWF25H95
Car was towed to me with a no start condition.Has a new crankshaft position sensor.Has injector pulse ,has fuel pressure.Have no spark. Checked for continuity on wires from crank sensor to e.c.m.Checked signal from crank sensor and it is good waveform.When I d...
2005 Isuzu N NQR 5.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JALE5J1616
i am using a solus pro scanner going through global communication. we do not normally work on these but this is a new client with a large gas fleet so i am trying to make them happy. vehicle will not crank cold no smoke from exhaust when cranking. will crank o... Trouble codes: 83 (fuel rail pressure sensor)
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L Stall in D cold VIN: 1J4GZ5S3PC
Car belongs to friends son(go figure) and he said it just started the other day and he didn;t want to drive it. Perfomed pressure tests and all but the front servo are in specs. Trans was rebuilt about 3 years ago. I checked for plugged cooler and check valve-...
2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8L computer VIN: 1J4GL85X5W
Hello all, I have a 2005 liberty here with 4 cyl deisel. It has a p1267 code in the engine computer. Can't find a deffinition for this code. Can anyone tell me what it is? Thanks, Mat
1996 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFA1258T
Hi group, this was a tow in cranks but no start i found the check engine light was not on key on and the 30a fuel inj fuse blown I put a new fuse in and the check engine light cam on but it blew the fuse again I put a 30a curicit breaker in place of the fuse a...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L no start VIN: JT6HF10U3X
Car was towing in for no start.battery was weak customer was boosting many times, car was starting.customer install a new battery vechile would not start.scan tool do not read.no check eng light. no injector puls .no spark.
2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L horn VIN: JTJHT00W74
Horn inoperative thanx in advance for any help on this one the horn does not work we checked the fuse the horns the only thing we can think of is the horn relay not easy to get to it is under all the fuses in the junction box so we pulled all the fuses removed...
1994 Lincoln Continental Executive 3.8L shift problem VIN: 1LNLM9740R
This vehicle has multi problems, trans stays in first gear, has temp sensor off resistance, 48 k ohms, should be 5k, vss is 127 ohms instead of 200-300, ecm data is crazy most of the time, ex, o to 8k rpm, sensors data, no data, etc, intermittently, checked al... Trouble codes: 636 (trans temp sensor problem)
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L belt VIN: JM1BJ2229Y
Hello to all Mazda techs. I have a 2000 Protege with a 1.6 L engine. A/C P/S The Alt. belt is breaking. The belt runs only the water pump and alt, no other pulleys or tensioners . Alternator has new bearings, runs free and smooth, water pump has no tightness o...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L no communication VIN: WDBFE67E2S
Hello MD techs. I have a good one here that is going to make me stay home. This vehicle came in for an unstable idle, rough run, and near stall. When I attempted to connect a scan tool to this beast, no communication. I tried both a LAUNCH (which has never ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F2V
Mercedes E320 ’06/96 Model ’97 cat below threshold code. European model : ECU, horn module in right rear engine compartment as you drive, 6 in line, but TWO banks. Two exhausts, 4 O2 sensors. Used Xentry, Modis, generic OBD II same problem: cannot read bank 2....
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L lights and wipers VIN: 2MEFM74W6Y
Got a good one for you ford guys. This car came in because the headlights were dim and flashing. The radio and clock displays were flashing. The interior lights were dim and flashing. The LCM was clicking like a flasher. At the same time the bright indicator w...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Door Latch VIN: WMWRE33576
The passenger door will not open. I removed the passenger seat and was then able to remove the door panel but can't see anyway to un lock this door. Hoping someone has seen this before. Thanks in advance, Russ [...]
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Stall VIN: 5N1ED28Y9Y
thank a lot for your time. The car will stall in acceleration only when cold. when warm it runs great. coolant temp was, changed air mass meter same thing any tpis on that problem
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on, No Shift VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Problem only from cold start and only last for couple of blocks. (5 minutes). service engine light will come on and shift indicator light go out, transmision will not shift out of first gear fields like torque converter clucth is on. the car want to shut off a... Trouble codes: U1000 (CAN Comm Circuit Error), U1001 (CAN Comm Circuit Error)
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Mysterious bolt VIN: 1N6AA06B34
Hey guys, this one is going to be a bit strange and probably only those of you who have rebuilt a few of these will know what I am talking about. This truck is a basket case. It was brought to me with the heads and timing cover etc.. all in the bed of the truc...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L Ignition VIN: 5NIAR18W65
The customer complains of the truck intermittently running rough at times and shutting off completely other times. We noticed it running rough on one occasion and when it was running rough the "check Engine Light" was flashing but no codes were stored. When th...
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1P4GH44R2P
This van has been sitting for a couple of years. Engine and trans. were rebuilt about 40000 miles ago. I drained the fuel tank and added new fuel (old fuel wasn't too bad), replaced old spark plugs and wires, dead oxygen sensor and dirty air filter. Starts and...
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L dome lights VIN: 1G2WK52JX3
hi all i have problem with this 2003 pontiac grand prix.the dome lights staying on.i replaced bcm and was good for a couple days. then thay started staying on again.will time out about 15 min.tested power and grounds at bcm all check ok.any one run in to this ...
2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G8AN15F86
Customer came in after car started misfiring when leaving carwash. She said she reved the engine and then it went away. she brought it right over and I pulled a p0300. So I started by dumping a bucket of water on the engine since it ws running fine. it started... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Differential VIN: 4S3BH67591
This subaru had a humming/growling under load that sounded just like a pinion or carrier bearing. Ran on the hoist and found noise in front diff area. Drained the fluid and it had a metalic look to it, so we assumed problem was with the front diff. pulled tran...
1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AC52L7T
Hey Yall Need to see if any one has run into this before. I'll keep it short and sweet. Basically we have been getting this code for a while on this car. We first replaced cat at 90,000 miles. Same deal P0420. Replaced cat with OE toyota cat. Got same P0420 ju... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat below efficiency threshold)
1997 Toyota T100 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4TN14D8V
Good afternoon everybody, I need some Toyota guru help because I am stuck. This T100 will start and idle up to 1500 for about 2 to 3 seconds and stall. Acts and sounds like running out of fuel. If the throttle is touched it flat out dies. I have checked for co...

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1998 Acura RL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9662W
i hope thi one is fixes. i put a dealer o2 sensor in and will have to see what happens in two or three months if the light comes back on. thanks for all of the replies. Trouble codes: P0153.
1999 Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0L No Start VIN: AR16102002
Hi & thanks to all that replied. Spoke to owner, they had no 2nd key. Tried to start vehicle the following day & the engine ran for about 5 seconds before shutting everything down again. I was able to check that the injectors & ignition coils were shutting dow...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L all I-bus components VIN: WBSBR93482
Well, didn't really receive much new information that was helpful to the situation; Stephen from Florida nailed the real problem: the customer's broke and isn't willing to spend much money on fixing the car. I've already tried Timothy from Washington's sugge...
2005 BMW 745i 4.4L no VIN: WBAHN21076
thanks guys replies,we checked the coolant temp,trans temp,and IHKA pressure,but it's ok.but i replaced the Electric coolant pump,and fixed it,thanks
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Ign. key/ shifter/ class 2 data/ modules VIN: 1G6DM57N73
Thanks to that replied. It was ECM, I also replaced the RIM (had a burnt leg at solder for a capacitor.Replaced The 2 modules and reprogrammed with Tech 2. I also got customer to replace battery, because it should be group 101 and it has 78 in it. Thanks again...
2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.2L wiring
Replace harness for headlamps etc. 129.00 plus 1 hour
1968 Chevrolet Corvette 7.0L wipers VIN: 1946785421
Thank you everyone for your help. Epecially you Chris in California! It's funny but when I hadsubmitted this request, I had been beating my head against the wall for 3 weeks on this car. There were 3 problems, everything I replaced fixed something. The ground ...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W1Y
I want to thank all of you who responded, you are all great people. This blazer has been a nightmare, but I got it. The trick was to determine weather the problem was fuel or ignition. I was fortunate to have another blazer I could switch parts. Many of you s... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple miss-fire).
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L master cylinder VIN: 1GCDT14W8Y
thanks for the advice, the booster rod seemed to be hanging up the master cylinder and it was after market brand new master cylinder. I could not see where the rod was adjustable. OEM listed two different masters for the truck depending on the vin, but after m...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GNDT13W11
Most every one was dead correct. The front seal of the transfer case was hard as a rock and split in several spots. We replaced seal, vacuum switch on top of transfer case, front axle actuator due to damage from oil on the rubber diaphram, flushed transmissi...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S52
Hello all. Well i replaced the exhaust cam sprocket (cam actuator) and this has solved the problem. Thanks everyone for your input. Trouble codes: P0014.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L codes VIN: 1GCJC33264
Thanks for your help.I installed a new APP Sensor and so far so good. The voltage readings on the old sensor were within range but some wre near the limit and I know they can have an intermittent drop out. So considering the mileage and the rough use this truc... Trouble codes: P2122 (app sensor 1 circuit low), P2138 (app sensor 1-2 correlation), P2139 (app sensor 1-3 correlation).
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Mode Actuator Motor VIN: 1GNDS13S34
Well, I had to punt on this one. We refered them to the Chevrolet dealer. They charged her 689.00 to replace a coil pack, one plug and reflash the computers. SHe drove it two days and it started all over again. Interestingly enough last week I had a 2004 G...
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Steering wheel VIN: 1G1AL58F28
Hello To All I went ahead and replaced the locking assy.after talking it over with owner.Thanks to all who replied. Jim
2008 Chevrolet Uplander 3.9L abs/traction VIN: 1GNDV23W48
Thanks to all who replied. Took awhile to get the part to fix it. We could only see one pressure sensor reading with the tech 2. Both sensor are internal to the hydraulic unit. We replaced the hydraulic unit and flushed the brake system, that corrected issue.
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3C4FY4BB11
Well I put this one on the back burner, had to make some money, but its fixed and gone. Thanks for all of the responses and I'll tell ya I agreed with all of you, I had to have this thing out of time. I checked and re checked, I've done these before and new ...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1D7HU18D33
Sorry it took so long to close this. Customer elected to bring us used trans and it had a bunch of metal in the pan. We chose not to use it. We sent his out and had it rebuilt. Turns out the 4 gear clutches were smoked. Installed unit yesterday and it is good ...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L parking brake VIN: 1FMDU32X5S
Thanks everyone for the replies. I can't believe that I've worked on cars this many years and have never been blessed to do the parking brakes on one of these before. It was a trial and error thing. I finally decided to put only one top spring on ...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM13PXX
Well this one is fixed, as it turns out this escort timing belt was off by one tooth on the exhaust cam i am convinced that this was set up wrong by whoever replaced the belt as it is not very old and car was just purchased. i was able to get this engine start...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Low Power VIN: 1FDWF37F5X
Well gentleman I would like to give a super happy ending to this story but it's not that way yet. I had serious concerns about this truck from the start. Lastly was the EBP sensor. Chris from California spelled some details out I will share in their entirety h... Trouble codes: P0470 (Exh back Pressure sensor circuit), P0275 (Cylinder 5 Balance/ Contribution), P0284 (Cylinder 8 Balance Contribution).
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L interior lamps VIN: 1FMPU16L81
Thanks for the great info, have not had a chance to take it to ford yet to have the lights enabled, but that is the answer. Does seem to be a ford only fix, modis does not have the option to enable or disable this feature.
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31311
First off, thank you all who replied to my help request. Problem turned out to be the replacement TPS sensors, they ALL were wrong parts. Turns out the only TPS available was for a standard trans. Customer brought back original part he changed and the part num... Trouble codes: P1120, P1125, P0123.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Oil pump VIN: 1FTWW33F42
Good news bad news! Pick up tube was not cracked as we thought was a possibility. Check valves/balls were ok, no missing springs or balls. We checked oil pressure with Modis pressure transducer and mechanical gauge. Both confirmed our findings of good oil pres...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L vent doors VIN: 1FMZU72K53
Thanks a lot! saved me tons of time. One tech told me that the blend door motor (hot/cold door) is by your right foot by the gas pedal. Just to know that is a huge time saver. I removed the console completely, removed the face for the radio/heater controls, re...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Traction Control VIN: 1FMFU18LX3
thanks to all that replied. Well. this one is going to the dealer for ABS recalibration and possible fix. next time customer comes in I will ask if the recal is all it needed or parts had to be replaced. I do not any capability with the modus, the launch or g...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L no 2nd gear
Thanks to all of you. My inexperience in transmission was the cause of my headache. As most of you guys states, it was part of the strategy to jump over the 2nd gear on normal no load accel. I wich I could put a load on the back of this Ranger and climp a hill...
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: R6V1557000
Thanks guys , alot of great direction.Ken [...] hit it on the head in that "keep looking".with that said found further up the harness directly above drivers valve cover ABOVE exhaust cross over tube a questionable area like an eraser head.Opened harness and...
2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTHG39R32
I was happy to see the tail end of this van leaving our shop. The problem was weird in that there was two problems. Not all injectors were firing and an ECM was required. We re checked this condition after the second problem was solved by re- installing the ol... Trouble codes: P1336, 91638 (testing and results).
2005 GMC Savana 1500 5.3L stoping distancee VIN: 1GDFH15T65
Thank you for all of you replies. The fix for this one was just many stops from 45 to zero time after time about 20 stops. The brake pedal got better with every stop. sorry it took so long to close this but we were waiting for customer to let us know how it wa...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7655M
1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6L short
thanks to all who replied. I guess this is a common problem if you know honda's., one tech told me there was a tsb out on this. thanks to all who replied, great replies too much to list.
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD788C2
I am calling this fixed although it has not run long enough to be 100% sure. It passed it's self test. The big mistake I made was when testing the vent for the fuel tank presure sensor is that I tested it with a vacumme pump so I would not risk braking it wh... Trouble codes: P1457.
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L clutch VIN: KM8SB12B53
release bearing fork was seized to the sleeve and transmission so we had to pry it out with pry bars
2004 Hyundai Accent 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C54
Thanks to all who replied. I checked all suggestions and found after smoking the engine there was a leak from the intake manifold gasket at #1 cylinder. I still can't believe that the intake leak was enough to set the purge code but it has been gone for a week... Trouble codes: P0121, P0441.
2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Rear Brake Pads VIN: JNRAS08W65
Well... From the answers, I was able to gather that this vehicle just wears out rear pads, period. Normal. It is a fairly heavy vehicle. I don't think it is under equipt (brakes) or my customer is harder driving it than normal. It actually has fairly larger t...
2001 Isuzu NPR-HD 4.8L black smoke VIN: JALC4B146Y
Thanks to IATN member i was able to ship this beast. Joe hit this one right on. I adjusted the exhaust brake until the smoke was gone. thanks for all your help.
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L injector pulse VIN: 1J4GZ78S7P
so i disabled the security and it still did the same thing, so i replaced the ECU and now it runs fine. thanks everyone for the help.
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FF48521
I had the cylinder head re-tested and found the valves were bad in number 1 and 3 cylinders. They re-worked the head and it is back on the car, runs pretty well but I now have an intermintent missfire on # 6 cylinder. I have 150psi compression,good spark and f...
2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16362
I had a lot of replys (thanks by the way) about the speed sensor being on the right front wheel and with wiring breaking past the wheel well. Well I thought I had it when I found broken wires and repaired them, But not soo much, I even swapped ECU's and still ... Trouble codes: P0501.
2003 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: KNDJD73303
Thanks for the help. Sometimes it takes a discussion to help diagnois. After reading the replies it came apparent how to check drive out of ECM. I discovered it to have loss drive for injector 4. A new from KIA costs around $1100.00 but I was able to locate a ... Trouble codes: P0700, P0304, P0204.
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