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1993 BMW 850Ci 5.0L brakes VIN: WBAEG1324P
Thanks ahead of time! We are having a hard time on this one. We replaced the brake pressure switch (high pressure) because it was leaking. We then started the vehicle and now when the brake pedal is depressed, the red brake light comes on and it feels as if we...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGF8325W
Hi all,I just bought this car for cheap because of a bad transmission and upon purchase I found that trans failure at higher milage is comin on this car. So I have never rebuilt a trans and thought I would give this one a try, any advise would be much apprecia...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L wipers,door locks , trunk release, key fob, VIN: WBADT63472
hi guys, i have this bmw that after repair, the wipers, key fob, door locks,and trunk release stopped working. after the unrelated repairs,(v/c gasket,crankcase valve and tubes) the battery went weak (may have left the key on acc) and jumpstarted. it cranked t...
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA73464
Had the same fault code: DME - 276D 6 months ago. The tank vent valve was replaced then and all has been well until now. The GT1 lists the possible causes as a bad valve or restricted hoses(s) to or from the valve. Both hoses were confirmed free with compresse... Trouble codes: DME (276D- Function check tank ventilation- Tank venting system), 276D (Function check tank ventilation- Tank venting system)
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L brake switch VIN: WBXPA934X4
intermittent brake lamp on confirmed amber colored with customer-- only code in abs module is 5e63 brake light switch permanent high-- using modis euro-- watched data to ecm and alos in trans data for brake switch pid closed and open when applied-- i'm really ...
1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW54C8K
i've worked on this buick for a long time,and it's got me chasing my tail this time!customer called and said check engine light came on while driving,and comes on as soon as the car is started every time.i did a code scan and found the old familiar "41".i've b... Trouble codes: 41 (cam signal)
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L oil pump VIN: 3G5DB03E32
vehicle was towed in for no movement, I check the fluid and it was clean. I took a oil pressure reading and found it to be 0. I disassemled the transmission and found the oil pump to be broken in the torgue converter. I can see that the shaft was stressed befo...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y31
hello everyone .i have a cadillac deville that intermittently does not crank for customer.all gauges are lit up and has good battery voltage.starter does not click or do anything.vehicle will not start whenever it wants to .vehicle has codes b1327 low voltage ... Trouble codes: B3055, B1327
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM57774
Car originally came in for check engine light and poor running.Pulled car in the shop-no engine light and running fine.Hooked up scanner and had history codes-p0205-p0300-p0304-p0305-p0318.Told customer I would like to check condition of plugs-Pulled plugshad ... Trouble codes: P0205, P0305
1994 Chevrolet Astro LT 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GBDM19W3R
Greetings G.M. techs.I've aquired El Diablo (the devil) This thing is eating my lunch.This van has been posted before but the customer decided that he would try to fix it himself! Van came back to me.S#$! The first time that it was here,we found that the fuel ...
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1BL52P8R
according to on demand ,, the 4.3 v-8 uses peak and hold fuel injectors ,,, they were leaking,,and i failed to get waveform before i replaced them... my question is ..i used amp probe and scope to look a injectors .. . injectors provided waveform looks like re...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L fuel odor in car VIN: 1G1JC1245S
This started as a no-start, another garage replaced ignition module. Fuel odor in car began at this time (jan/10). Car was sent back to same shop for odor and fuel pressure regulator was replaced. Odor still remained. One month later (feb/10) car was brought ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1JBHC24UZ2
i have a 2002 c2500hd and this truck will start and run for a few seconds and shut off cam and crank sensor have a good waveform at pcm. when cranking i have good spark and good fuel pressure. the injectors get a prime signal and that is it no polse after that...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L radio lighting VIN: 2G1WF52E43
Need help from the best!!! Here is the saga - car came to me from one of my sister stores a year ago - had BCM that would not communicate. Diagnosed it, replaced BCM and had programmed at a repair shop that owns a tech 2. No issues for about 3-4 months. Someth...
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...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L ac clutch VIN: 2C4GP54L63
pcm will not ground relay to turn ac clutch on. i can command it on with the scanner and it works great. ac pressures are normal. all inputs seem ok (engine rpm, tps, evap temp sensor, enngine coolant, ambient temp, air intake temp). scanner shows ac request o...
2006 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL55RX6
Hello to all.This vehicle was presented with a cel on no customer complaints.Code po301 stored. Initially did not feel a misfire but after idling a while i did feel a shaking at idle .Misfire counter for cyl 1 slowly climbing with what feels like a partial mis... Trouble codes: P0301, P0300
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 2B345EARTS
vechile came in as nostart has no injector signal or spark has power at igntion coil also has no fuel pressuer if you jump fuel pump relay fuel presurer goes to 40 psi with key on also has no cranking rpm check engine compression okay 140 psi on all cylinders....
2000 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L starter VIN: 1B4HR28Z2Y
help,thanks in advance have a 2000 dodge durango 360 motor i purchard not running.charged battery tryed to start turn key to on position all gages working.turn to start nothing happens no click.checked starter ok. ran wire to engage starter motor cranks over o...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46RX1
Hi Folks, I just installed this freshly rebuilt 2.7. I got enough oil pressure to hold the chain tight and put the valve covers and intake on and tried to start it. I have fuel pressure but no spark. I scoped the crank and cam sensors and got good square waves...
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L electronic shift VIN: 1B7GG2AN21
truck will shift into 4 high after a few miles without turning the selector switch. the 4 high light illuminates and the t-case engages the front axle. no axle disconnect or hubs. when it does this you can turn the switch to 4 high then back to 2 high and it w...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1D7HU18D93
This vehicle came to shop with complaint engine check lamp on and throttle control light flashing, and will not idle. this problem is intermittent. The lights go off when key is cycled on and off, some times the idles ok for a couple of days. We looked up code... Trouble codes: P2106, P2175
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L DVD player VIN: 1D4HB38N95
I purchased a factory Dodge DVD entertainment system out of a 2006 Dodge Durango SLT to install into my 2005 Dodge Durango SLT. Physically mounting it was no problem, but the salvage yard cut the wiring harness about a foot from the unit-leaving only the wirin...
1989 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y8K
Hello to all. I can honestly say I do not like to work on the older Fords.Due to lack of data stream and diagnostic capabilities. But I will fix what ever my customer owns if I can. It seems I can not on this one and am asking for help. This f150 run good most...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
Truck has a shudder @ 1500-2000 rpm, In sync with a single firing event. Does not miss at idle or get worse under load. No codes, no misfire monitor, no mode 6 available. Smooth at idle. Contribution test yielded even results (done @ 1650 rpm). Fuel trim, pw s...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Suspension VIN: 5678785677
hey guys a got a used car special here .local lot sold and cust complaining of front bouncy,vehicle was air ride the rear was converted(ask the lot mechanic if they have he swears he didnt do rear but spring are brand new not even dirty yet)of course no air fo...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMYU04161
Customer dropped off truck for rattle noise when turning steering wheel back and forth quickly. Pin pointed noise to right front motor mount (on right side of engine between frame rail and engine) with chassis ear. Brought truck in and took top of mount loose ...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L oiling VIN: 5678567856
I have a ford 5.4 motor that has been neglected in its oil changes, the inside of the valve covers, heads, oil pan, and timing cover are caked with sludge. This is by far the worst one I have seen. The engine runs very well but has worn timing guides which are...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Lighting VIN: 1FTPW14564
Thanks in advance for help on this one..I am lacking information on the "u2023 vehicle communication network fault" code that is in this truck. The radio stays on when doors opened also interior lights do not come on when door is opened. Also the 4x4 is not en...
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMZK01155
Intermittently vehicle will crank but not start. There are no codes, pending or otherwise. Sometimes vehicle will start and die, and be unable to idle. It will run with your foot on the accelerator pedal, though. When I saw this vehicle, I cranked it 15 times ...
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16506
Hi! We have this finer ford product with a definate problem. Customer limped it in Monday running very rough and light flashing. The vehicle is subjected to short drive times. We checked fuel pressure @ the fuel filter (replaced) and with Genysis scanner @ 3... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake Cam Pos. Timing Over advanced), P0022 (Intake C. P. Timing Over retarded), P0305, 7, 8 (Misfire Cylinders 5 7 8), P2198
1996 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Misfire, Rouch Running VIN: 1GTGG35K6T
FYI, this is a new request on a vehicle that we previously had a request on. The symptoms on this vehicle are very specific and easy to duplicate. Under very light load or cruise at around 20-30MPH, the engine runs rough (misfires) and there is a popping in t...
1997 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GTDC14Z2K
hi all need a little help with this truck.this truck will not warm up.the engine will run about 190 degrees driving.when you check the temp in the radiator it will be about 117 on one side and 75 on the other side.the heat in the truck is just warm.when we co...
2003 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L Mechanical VIN: 1GTGG25V73
Thanks in advance . This vehicle pulls slightly to the right on light braking which is the concern ,on harder braking there is miniscual amount of pulling ? The front wheels spin properly , no rotor rubbing or caliper binding . The front brake pads ,rotors,c...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HKRL18531
hi, to all of you tech. this odessey came in on hook , cranks good but no start! has a good fuel pressure and good fire to spark plugs. but has no injector pulses.power goes to ingectors but computer dose not grounding accordingly. new cam. sensor and timing ...
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-...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Transmission Control Relay VIN: 1J4GW48SC4
This problem has been on going for 6 months. I have tested all wiring for shorts. Open the main harness to visually inspect all wiring. One Time When Problem Was present ,I unplugged #1 02 sensor & Code Disappeared & shifted normally. When code is present Goes...
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)
2002 Lincoln LS LSE 3.9L Wont go into gear VIN: 1LNHM87A12
Okay I am not a transmission guy I thought I could save some money and learn. So here is the story. I got off work went to my car started it and tried to put it into gear and nothing, It didnt even feel like it dropped into a gear or anything. So i sat in the ...
1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA221XT
Gentlemen, Car came in with no start. No spark, replaced distributer, ran for 2 minutes died, replaced dist again ran but started to die at idle, when it is running the check engine light comes on and off the fuel pressure reg solenoid clicks on and off and th...
1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22D3T
Vehicle extremely hard starting. ECM does not ground fuel pump relay with key on. Pressure starts to build as engine is turned over. What component tells ECM to ground relay to prime pump with key on? Does ECM have it's own logic to cycle relay/prime pump with...
2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28491
Hey everyone. This one really has me scratching my head and I'm at my wits end. Any help/suggestion would be appreciated. The vehicle came in 3 quarts low on oil, with the customer complaining of noise from the engine compartment. At idle, the engine had an a... Trouble codes: P1309
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Differential VIN: WDBJF20FR9
Can someone give me the torque spec for the Pinion flange 41 mm nut, and should the nut be replaced? I'm changing the seal. Anything I should be careful of? Thanks
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: WDBLJ65GXF
Customer states car will not shift out of 2nd gear until the car warms up and the light on the shifter illuminates. He also states the BAS/ASR light comes on. I drove the car to verify that the car will not shift. Found the p1584 code: stop lamp switch. The ot...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L headrest VIN: WDBTJ75JX3
need help with this mb.the headrests will not work with the button on the door.if you move the seat back forward as if you were getting in the back seat they operate fine.if you press the button to try to make them go up and down they move for a second then st...
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L saggs, no power VIN: 1MEFM55SX2
I just put a duratech engine in this car runs and idles fine until you put it under load. found a code for the fuel rail pressure sensor (FRPS), and lean o2 sensors. Well, I then realized that the vacume is missing from the FRPS. I cannot find it. I looked eve...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRH33525
Transmision engages drive pretty hard as well as all other gears. Seems to hit hard and buck cant really get much info with the OTc scan tool just seems so low miles to be a tranny is this a normal problem. Fluid looks iffy but not that bad no dtc's it has ste...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ26E12
I read 1 case,in fix database,that said cat does a melt down at end of cat,and needs new oem, and flash. With the feed to O2 heater,I have 12 volts,but I can't light a test light,red and blue wire,from mfi relay and pcm.If I have a O2 heater problem,that would... Trouble codes: P0421 (warm up cat eff below threshhold), P0135 (heated O2 heater circuit sen 1)
1992 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJ01P8N
The maxima ran great until closed loop when code sets. I don't have pin out for 92. I get a code 51 Replaced injectors When warm, right at closed loop, sets 51 code. Tach will fluctuate, work normal, go dead intermittently. Data shows fuel pump circuit f... Trouble codes: 51 (Injector signal circuit open)
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D53
Sorry all! Posted this vehicle as fixed. Old ECU had signs of water intrusion with whitish deposits on cover and inside on and around circuit board. Replaced with new from dealer, ran fine. Parked vehicle. Same old puttering during warm up, will not rev over 2... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position sensor problem B1)
2005 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D45
I have seen maf sensor cause this on maximas and pathfinders. It bucks mostly when cold, but she says its starting to do it more after warm up.My snapon brick only goes to 04 so I am limitted on what I can see on this car. Called the dealer and they said no pr... Trouble codes: P0340
1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G3HN14C2J
Ok this car is stumping me need help! Vehicle dies when hot, doesnt stumble or have a hesistation. Had a code in system code 42 electronic spark timing (EST) problem. Ran a tap test on igntion module and car died maybe just a quincidence. Replaced ICM and veh... Trouble codes: 42 (Electronic spark timing EST problem)
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Starting VIN: 1G3NL52T51
Hey everyone have a vehicle that has a very intermittant no start condition. Ran test first time vehicle was in and noted vehicle had spark and no fuel. Inspectedfuel pump and noted pump recieving the proper signals and voltage. Replaced fuel pump and filter a...
2005 Other European DB9 6.0L Mechanical VIN: SCFAD01A65
The owner says he drives this car like he stole it. Last night, accelerating hard in third gear at 90mph, the engine developed a noise. It is evident only under light acceleration at 2500 rpm and up, let off and it goes away. Higher load does not make it loude...
1991 Pontiac Firebird 3.1L speedometer VIN: 1G2FS2381M
The customer complaint is that the speedometer is inop until the car has been driven about 4 to 5 miles.My first thought was the gear slipping on the trans output shaft but it was tight.The gear on the speed sensor looked good.I tested for AC voltage and got a...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Stall VIN: WP1AB29P74
Replaced left fuel pump 3 weeks ago for starts, runs 15 seconds & stalls (found previous post on this problem). Vehicle ran fine for 2 weeks then started stalling on the highway. She got it restarted and drove it here and we found the right fuel pump was very ... Trouble codes: P0130, P0150
2005 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L Engine VIN: 1G8AG52F65
Guy came in with a no start problem so i did a battery and charging system test the battery failed so we replaced battery, it was all good then he came back for same problem and did some basic testing and found the pos cable @ battery was like at 6 volts and c...
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JF1SF6558X
This car came in with coolant and oil leaks. I narrowed it down to having externally leaking headgaskets and leaking front engine seals(cams and crank). I did the head job with no problems. Car went back together fine and seemed to run just fine. Car came back...
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L alarm VIN: 4S3BH89623
replaced fuel pump due to no pressure, but disconnected battery and now security light flashes constantly, looked up procedures in archives, and opened closed driver door with key out of ign. cycled ign on & off 10 times, horn beeps, then when i hit keyless en...
1995 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L no response VIN: 2S3TD03V6S
car came in for check engine light on. scanned vehicle with snap on solis and matco genissys scanner and no response from pcm. tried manually pulling codes by jumping 6 pin connector by battery and no response. tried jumping dlc connector to pull codes and not...

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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L transmission control system VIN: JH4KA8272R
The problem was I had 2 connectors switched between the tps and the sensor on the tcs actuator valve. The plugs interchange. I have trouble understanding how this could cause all those problems without setting more trouble codes. Any way, many thanks to the gu...
1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L abs VIN: JH4DC4356S
Well what i have found out was the code i got i finnally understood it and thAT THE car had an internal leak thats why it couldnt hold pressure and the pump keept running we gave the customer the quote for a new ABS module. and he didnt want to do it.
2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HNYD18811
Thankyou everyone who replied ( 20 ) replies we tried every thing that was suggested from the EGR system to the valve clearances and everything was perfect. we changed the spark plugs to the OEM suggested NGK replace 1 coil which the diode inside had burned ou... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire no 4 cylinder), P0305 (misfire no 5 cylinder), P0306 (misfire no 6 cylinder).
2002 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B92
This car has been a nightmare but it is finally fixed. After slightly, and I mean slightly adjusting both intake cams, having the dealer reflash the PCM, and replacing all four cam position sensors, this car is fixed. There was a TSB for the PCM reflash rela... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Range/Performance), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected), P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected).
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Driver's Airbag VIN: WBABS33472
After receiving very helpful replies, we removed the driver's airbag and re-tested all the wiring in the column (which was all okay), we swapped in another airbag and light still remained on after clearing, we then swapped the clock-spring and light went out. ...
2005 Cadillac STS 3.6L Starting VIN: 1G6DW67735
Thanks everyone for all your help. Seems that the vehicle had tried to be started numurious times with a dead/weak battery, so the spark plugs got flooded. I changed the spark plugs and the vehicle fired right up. Has been working great since then. Thanks ever...
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1CGHG39U44
After testing and retesting I found the exhaust valve was seeping air during a leak down test. Also that cylinder had the lowest compression 150 psi. All the others were between 160 and 175psi. Though well within spec I think at Idle ( below 700 rpm) it would ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic LT 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHC23U77
After several more days of testing we found that the shop that did the head repiar had installed an intake vale that wa just slightly longer on the stem. we ground down the top of the stem just a tiny bit and all has been great since. Guees even the best can m... Trouble codes: P0200 (injection control fault), P0300 (random cyl misfire).
1996 Dodge Dakota 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7FL26P9T
Well I think we can put this one to bed. After a couple of days of driving, it died again, but this time I had a few things with me. First I checked for spark and injector pulse again. Had pulse but no spark. Checked for spark at the coil, nothing. After readi... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire).
2001 Dodge Durango 5.9L BUS open VIN: 1B4HS28Z51
Well, sometimes you can't trust the information the technician gives you. The communication problem does go away when you unplug the CTM. Thanks for the information that this vehicle uses 2 separate buses. The transmission concern was the fact that the techni...
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L IAC buzz & washer pump runs key off VIN: 1D4H638N23
OK, dealer and a few thought it was distribution box. After I figured out how to eliminate it, I got going. I had, rear heater fan run, washer pump run, and IAC buzz, key off. # 5 fuse is the stop lamp fuse, fuse out no noises or running motors. Cut wire from ...
2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1BJES56C55
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L limp in mode VIN: 1D4GP24R36
1985 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 6.9L fuel system VIN: 1FTCF15N4F
Greg was the first one to hit it on the nose. Taking out the glow plugs more than doubled the cranking speed and bled out all the air almost instantly. This time I only unhooked half of the injectors. Thank you also for the location of the cold advance switch....
1986 Ford Ranger 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, HARD STARTING VIN: 1FTBR10A9G
Hello thank you for all the info . Replaced complete dist runs like never before i think when i have time i will goof around with pickup coil thank you again Trouble codes: 34 (egr), 54 (p/s pressure switch).
1988 Ford Bronco XLT 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU15N1J
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L No Start VIN: H4PCA04971
Thanks to all those who took the time to reply,I know many of you have busy schedules.The ECM cured it and I will deliver it tomorrow.After I removed the ECM I found it had rust all over the bottom.I will recommend that the customer stay out of the creek LOL!
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FTDX18W1V
Thank you for taking the time to reply. What it turned out was the wiring harness that runs to the trans was butchered by someone else. Repaired numerous wires that where rubbing together and replace the gem module. thank you all again.
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L no cel
i rolled the dice and got a pcm for it. it started right up.inew it would when i saw the cel illuminate.apparently the pcm powers up the 15s circuit which was missing power.i wasnt sure if this circuit was a input or output it was hard to tell with the crappy ...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Noise VIN: 1FAFP40483
Customer did not want to go any further on the vehicle he said he needed to think about putting any more money into the car. Thanks for all the replies.
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Z23445360
Thanks to all that replied we have found a break in the wires at the connector in the crank sensor thanks alot guys you really rock Trouble codes: P1351.
1993 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Electronic VIN: 1GDKH32K2P
Thanks to everyone for you're help found a pinched harness above the steering colum, lowered the column and rerouted the harness after the repair runs and shifts perfectly. Thanks again everyone
1996 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L abs module VIN: 1GTCS14XOT
removed both front rotors and found the excitor rings covered in grease and debris. cleaned the rings and sensors, but this did not solve the problem. by replacing the ebcm solved this problem. thanks for the help. god bless all iatn members.
2007 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLT 6.0L Starting VIN: 1GKG26K97R
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L iignition switch VIN: KM8SB12B94
Thanks to all who responded .It did not have a chip in the key allthough getting keys cut at home deep ? was a treat had 2 cut didnt work went back had 2 more cut 1 side on 1 key worked. I hate not having a real locksmith around anymore.But anyway he is going ...
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG35C14
Well this is fixed and i am sorry for the delay...turns out it was an oversight after tom from michigan suggested checking all my 5 volt ref. which i had already checked a few easy components i began looking through my 4 pages of engine performance diagram and...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L speaker VIN: SAJEA53D72
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Transmission VIN: SAJEA51C54
Seems that changing the awd fluid took care of the problem customer hasn't returned and canceled his appointment for more diag said all was good. No news is good news thanks
2006 Kia Rio 1.6L engine/ignition system VIN: KNADE12326
i replaced the motor after trying what everyone suggested. I just didn't believe that it could have been since the motor had run perfectly fine. thanks for everyones help!
1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L Amber ABS On VIN: 1LNCM93E7M
Guys thanks for the 5 replies I received-I replaced the ABS unit with a used part (only 2 NIB in the country;both outrageously priced @ $1400 my cost! This even for a long discontinued part bought by the holders for pennies on a dollar from closed Ford Dealers...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L timing chain VIN: JM3ER29397
thanks to everyone that took time to help, it was Corey, Keith, and Henry that knew the problem. I removed the timing cover again and compared the chain adjuster assembled compared to removed and fully extended. Assembled with the chain the tensioner plunger w...
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L engine timing VIN: WDBUF87X27
It may be awhile before the car comes back for repairs, if it does I will update this request. One reply mentioned that balance shaft sprocket issues have occured outside the serial number range of the DTB. Most agreed that unless codes 1200 and 1208 occur tog...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L 3-4 shift VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
Thanks to all who replied. Customer took vehicle to nissan dealer and found mass air flow meter defective. Says it shifts properly now.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
we found that our maf sensor was slightly out of calibration and would cause a lean condition so we replaced it and the problem came back 3 days later rechecked and again maf sensor appered to be the problem so we replaced it again and this did not fix it so ...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5N1MU28Y82
thanks to all who responded. this motor is so fun to work on. When the motors cold the fuel pressure regulator leaks gas back down the vacuum line. This causes a rich condition and cylinder number 6 miss for a short time. After it runs for a few minutes it st... Trouble codes: P0300 (random miss at times), P0306 (6 cylinder miss), P0328 (Knock sensor).
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Tiptronic VIN: WP1AB29P94
Thanks for the two replies we got on this post...one of the replies gave us a hint but wasn't too clear as to the fix. It turns out that the upper shift gate electronic panel has two very tiny magnets that mount inside and move with the shifter that passes und...
1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Vacuum Booster/master cyl VIN: T2BG22K9V0
The fix is in! Actually it has been haunting me all week. I did try to fix the vac leak with a sealent. But as I am sure most of you are aware, IT DID NOT WORK! I ended up contacting the customer to politely request that she return with the vehicle so I could...
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L cams installation VIN: JTEDP21AX4
hello yes replys helped i just had to install bolt on exhaust cam before installin intake cam on rear head and it can be turned with no problems,,,now i gotta see why im gettin a # 3 misfire ,,,@ idle and on decel..you dont feel it but its settin code,,,alread...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Converter, VIN: 3VWCP21CX2
I want to thank the great people who offered help on this. I serviced tranny and replaced the solenoids for the torque converter to no avail. custumer decided to go with a new tranny from VW because the salvage yards wanted over 2 G'S for a used part. We paid ...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L transmission VIN: 9BWGP61J12
Thanks for all the help,Replaced TCM car is working fine,Seems to be a plug and play system,no coding needed self learn system.Same part # on used tcm works fine.Thanks for all the help.
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