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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L pvc VIN: WAUED54B8Y
engine smokes when ambient temperatures below 20 degrees fahrenheit found jet valve frozen replaced valve and tubing last season and problem has recurred vehicle is driven less than 2 miles a day and moisture is present in the tubes. i know the 2.7 turbo has a...
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78616
car came complaining of lack of power, drove car and at certain points car will have no power,rpms rev up but no power. scanned computer got code 08851 fuel pressure regulator valve mechanical fault p2293 lower limit reached. I can not find any information on ... Trouble codes: 08851 (fuel pressure regulator valve mechanical fault), P2293
2006 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.2L Heater VIN: WAUKG74F56
Customer called from the dealer. He has been there twice for the same problem and they can not seem to find it. After going down the freeway for about 30 mins or so,the dash vent to the left of the driver will get VERY hot, and all the others in the car will g...
1984 BMW 533i 3.2L cruise control module VIN: WBADB7403E
vehicle has no brake lights or speedo, and cruise control is inop. everything goes through cruise control module. I cannot find a usefull diagram with needed info or a pin out for module connector... i only have "alldata" available to me.
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WBACD4329W
Hello Everyone, I got this bmw here, we replaced the engine on. 2 weeks ago while idling outside the top rad hose blew off and broke the neck. The car was running and shut off on it's own. I thought the neck was already broken and since most of the cooling sy...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBAAM3334X
Customer complains lack of power and shaking. This vehicle came in sat over night and started it the next morning and all seemed to be fine. After test driving the engine has an obvious miss on the # 2 cyl. Because I have had problems with these ignition coils...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L oil leak VIN: WBANB33534
we have this 545i with a major oil leak from the left side of the engine behind the a/c compressor and alternator. we were wondering if this engine has oil seal behind the alternator bracket or if there is a more popular place that these leak from. its real to...
1991 Buick Century Special 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G4AH54N8M
had injector once in awhile when it did start sometimes touch throttle and it would die replaced tps,ign module 3 differnt computers engine wiring harness crank sensor tried unplugging each injector check ground at computer still no start thanks tony
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L heater /low coolant VIN: 2G1FP22P5S
car losees anti freeze and heater dont work
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2G1WH55KX1
this vehicle had (still had) a problem with a no-start condition and message center displaying all problems. E.g. battery light,low tire pressure,service vehicle soon,etc. I repaired BCM connectors (per GM TSB) to hopefully take care of this problem. The car...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13SX3
the customer is complaining that the check engine light is coming on after 2 days of driving. i ran thru mitchells tests and determined the cam phase acctuator was sticking when cold. the vehicle has since returned with the same code and i have seen the cam ph... Trouble codes: P1345 (cmp/ckp corralation problem)
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16Z44
Good customer brings in vehicle with the complaint that sometimes door locks cycle, speedometer stops working and reduced power appears in the message center. When this happens he couldn't drive over a couple miles per hour. After a little research here on IAT... Trouble codes: C0207 (tps or rear wheel speed sensor)
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L pcm, tcm VIN: 2G1WC58146
customer stated door locks would lock and unlock themselves while driving, service manager experienced it, I have not experienced it. Traction control light came on. I think she said gear indicator on dash was changing from Drive to Park. It shows each gear bu...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 WT 6.6L cruise, pto idle up VIN: 1GBJK39D46
Ok guys here is another weird one. This truck came in to the shop with the cruise control inop and the idle up feature for the pto was inop. Here is what the technician checked. With the Tech 2 connected we watched the cruise and brake switch outputs the cruis...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Cuts out, JREKS VIN: 2C4GP74L31
HI Y'ALL!! I have a chrysler sized headache. 01 T&C van, after the emission repairs. This thing started acting NUTS) After you get to 20mph the van starts jerking and the tach drops out. THe speedo goes completly crazy and the cruise light comes on by itself. ...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L inst. cluster VIN: 2C4GP74L22
Instrument cluster inop except for illumination lamps with park lamps on and the interior chime circuit. CODES: -Cluster message not recieved at BCM and Air Bag module. -left and right door key switch input open. BCM -front fog indicator output open. BCM (no f...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L hard to fill tank VIN: 2C8GP64L24
Replacement of parts did not improve the fill of the tank. Dropped tank to look at top of tank and lines. We can blow through all lines. Removed the filler neck tube, looks like a hinged check ball valve or something in the tank. A little difficulty perhaps to...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L Charge Light on dash, No Charge VIN: 3C4FY48B15
Hi Everyone, This PT Cruiser Came to me from a customer that wanted to know how much it would cost to tow it to Chrysler. So I asked why and what wsa going on. They told me that the battrey light would come on and then the car would not start. They also told m...
1993 Dodge D350 5.9L code#41 VIN: 3B7ME33C3P
rewired back to orig, from prev mechanics mess. could grd asd relay & would chrg for awhile then not until grnded again manually. thru mithcell od flowchart traced to suspected pcm, which causes grnd for volt reg to charg. repl pcm=asd relay stays engaged a li...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Stall VIN: ID67232796
the car came to me with complaint stalls at times but restarts put scanner on will not communicate with it fuses all OK power and grounds at dlc OK can not ck for codes did try a new computer still the same thanks for the help
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L long crank VIN: 3BGMC3665X
Hi,I got this dodge truck with the 5.9 Vin 6 cummins.Intermittently it has a long crank.Cycle the key and it fires right up.No rhyme or reason but here of late it often does after sitting for a while. I replaced the lift pump and no difference.When in its fit ...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2363X
Hi guys, have one here we just can't figure out. We have fuel on #3 injector but no fuel on any other injectors. Fuel pressure is ok coming from fuel pump. This has an aftermarket fuel pump on it. That is functioning fine. My question... I have no codes but I ...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES46C5Y
Do any one know if there is anymore fuses located in this car,or if there is another problem somewhere,I am kind of leaning toward a bad instrument cluster...Please HELP.. Trouble codes: P1686 (No Skim Bus Messages Received), P1687 (No mic Bus Messages Received)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 4.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1D7HA18N24
This truck runs good until you kick it down to pull a hill.When you get to around 60mph in a split second it loses power,goes lean and cuts out. The power will not come back until you let up on accel all the way and it shifts out to OD. We found that the seed...
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1B3EL46X35
Hi everybody. just put crankshaft due to front seal oil leak. went smooth. on initial start had very long crank time but started and set 339 emediatly, also cuts out above 2k rpm. figured cam and crank sensor problem, replaced both with oe parts, same issue. h... Trouble codes: P0339 (crank sensor intermitent)
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L red brake warning lamp VIN: 2D4GP44LX6
The red brake warning light will come on when the gearshift lever is put in reverse or the cruise is applied. Monitoring voltage on the gr/orange wire to the brakefluid level switch,voltage is supposed to be 5v,but will be anywhere from 7-14v,except when in re...
1986 Ferrari Testarossa 4.9L Mechanical VIN: ZFFSA17A86
I haven't worked on one of these for a while and need to give customer a estamate for belts and valve adjustment for this car and his 81 308. I need some help with the time est. Thanks for the help.
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FEF15N9RN
hi to everyone,i have an intermediate problem with this puppy,runs good at times and then out of the blue it starts loosing power almost to the point it dies and then all the sudden it powers up and runs good and back again, please help...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP4044Y
Thanks in advance to anyone who reads this. 2000 ford mustang that has a misfire\near stall on hot restart after 8-10 minutes. initially this car had a misfire under load as well as the restart issue along with a p0300. Full tune and injection service correct...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W13
Vehicle came in 2/16/10 with MIL on. Found code P0175 bank 2 rich. Used NGS to view fuel trim data. Found bank 2 -25% found bank 1 +19%. Inspected fuel pressure regulator for leakage, none found. Inspected EGR system for damage and intake system for possable l... Trouble codes: P0175 (bank 2 system rich)
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMZU73K33
Please Help!!! I have this explorer that we have decided to rebuild the rear diff on. My problem is I cant get the pinion bearing out of it. I am talking about the front bearing that you slide over the threads where the nut would go on. I have beet the hell ou...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W13
Thanks in advance for any help. This car repeatedly sets code p0174 for bank 2 lean exhaust.LTFT for bank 2 is 21%, bank 1 is 2%. Fuel pressure is 32psi at idle, and 90psi with the fuel pump module bypassed. The intake gaskets were replaced and a smoke tester ... Trouble codes: P0174, P2197
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L injector pressure VIN: 1FTSX21P05
frnds. we received ford 250 with starting trouble,hooked ids and checked dtc found no dtc.checked icp pids in datalogger found 357 psi(max) while cranking.crank rpm also 147 .engine no staring.oil and filter replaced with new one.also i replaced all injectors...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Cylinder leakage
Hi all, We have a 2005 Econoline with the late style 6.0 diesel. It blew coolant out of the expansion tank under heavy acceleration. I have followed the Ford TSB regarding this; diagnosis points to internal leakage in the engine. Engine is out, one head remove...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U56
Hi everybody, I have a 2006 Ford Taurus that's kicking my butt. I have a code P0453(evap sys pressure high) that I can't figure out. I installed a new FTP Sensor and the code keeps coming back on. I checked every part of this evap system up and down and coming... Trouble codes: P0453 (Evap Sys Pressure High)
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FAHP71W36
Unit was overheated. Entire cooling system/heater core contaminated w/ oil and water mixture. Anyone have a suggestion as to how this oil residue can be removed or minimized?
2006 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L high idle VIN: 1FAFP37N76
Looking for some help on this one - first time customer and they brought their car in for RPM's hanging between shifts on acceleration (standard). Scanned and checked live data - nothing unusual. Thought it might have a vacuumn leak, smoke tested with no leaks...
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1FMCU59H48
customer complaining about braking issue. while driving 80-90km/hr reducing speed braking to 60km/hr pedal stays hard but feels like brake momentary don't work then vechile slows down has happen 1/2 dozen times to customer once for me being a hybrid is that a ...
1990 Geo Prizm GSi 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SL5451Z
any time at all check eng light may pop on no drivability problems mpg always 32-34 light may stay on for weeks or off for weeks sometimes on right from a cold morning start sometimes not if not warmed up for like 4 min in the morning trans wont shift into 4t... Trouble codes: 25 (lean), 26 (rich)
2001 GMC W3500 5.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4KDB4B17R1
HELP!!! Afternoon everyone. This truck is breaking the bank here. The truck, though a GMC, is an Isuzu platform with a GM power train 5.7 L Vin coded R. Came in two weeks ago with a no/hard start, lacks power some times and will stall some times. After going o...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8L Extended cranking VIN: 1GTEC19V73
One for you Goodwrenches out there.Extended crank and P0342 code. I have 12v on the reference wire, a good ground, and 0v on signal wire at cam sensor with it unplugged. Good continuity from pcm to cam sensor on all 3 wires. According to Mitchell there should ... Trouble codes: P0342 (Cam sensor signal low)
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L n/a VIN: 1GKDT13S84
This Truck has four wheel in the Auto setting, 4Lo setting but does not work in 4Hi setting. In 4Hi the front drive shaft does not rotate. I'm thinking it is the shift motor, but just want to verify. The shift motor does shift, I can here it and obviously it s...
2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L oil consumption VIN: 1GJHG39U34
customer used 2 quarts of oil in 1600 miles. vehicle is used for a family vehicle, not work. #1 & 3 spark plugs are crusty and brown. other plugs look normal. they are oem. vehicle does not have a pcv system, just a tube from left valve cover to top of intake....
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Left front park light VIN: SAJHX1743S
According to the wiring diagram i have the head light switch sends signal to the bcm which sends the signal to the light module.Then the light module sends a ground signal to the light its self.If i run a ground to the light it will work.Have done a continuity...
2004 Jaguar XKR 4.2L Monitors won't reset VIN: SAJDA42B84
Here is my question: More monitors than were involved in my servicing are incomplete. My smog guy says that there is a computer issue, and the car will have to visit the dealer to have the ECU reprogrammed. I would like to hear from one or more techs out there... Trouble codes: P1582 (Flight recorder data stored.), P1000 (Systems check not ready since last memory clear.)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ8876W
so the customer called me up and said the vehicle shut off on him while driving down the road and would not restart. when the vehicle arrived i checked for fuel and spark. fuel pressure was there but no injector pulse or spark. i have no spark from the coil. i...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF68S6X
Came in for Codes P0171 System too lean, P0131 Upstream O2 Voltage too low, P0138 Downstream O2 too high. Replaced both sensors and has same problem. The rear O2 is working correctly, 5 volts KOEO and 1 Volt running. Open Loop CO is good 2-3 %. Closed Loop CO ... Trouble codes: P0171 (b1s1 too lean)
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K02
MIL on, Codes 351, 354, & 355. Missfire on #1 & #5 cyls. at that moment. Had spark on #5 but none on #1. Checked everything per diagnostic chart & came back to a bad PCM. Ordered new one from Jeep & had local dealer flash it for us. Picked it up & still missin... Trouble codes: P0355 (ignition coil 5 primary/secondary circuit)
2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL38K43
Jeep came in a no start no gauges move. No communication with the pcm. Install new pcm. Truck started drove good. No codes. Retured to customer.three day came back no start. Same thing installed pcm. Run good. Back again after 3 days. Same thing. Tested crank ...
2004 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L Misfire, stutter VIN: 1J4FA29164
jeep is at another shop. doing this for a friend. problem was there before plugs & wires replaced. miss type stutter developes when hot only after upshift to next gear, the hotter it gits the worse the in florida could not diag. problem. they re...
1979 Lincoln Continental 6.6L Power Locks VIN: 9Y82S61895
I am looking for a wiring diagram for this vehicle pertaining to door locks and connector locations. Drivers side front and rear work, neither front or rear on the passenger side work. All fuses are good. Worst case I can use the powerprobe ECT2000 and trace t...
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...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E2X
Hi Friends. I am not a Mercedes expert, but this was a referral and since we have a slow spell, I took on the job. I have not installed any parts on this vehicle and do not intend to until it is diagnosed. The short story is that the customer decided to re... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 Sensor Heater of Component G3/4 Right O2 Sensor Before TWC KAT), P0136 (G3/6 Right O2 Sensor After TWC KAT Heater code), P0155 (Heating of Component G3/3 Left O2 Sensor Before TWC KAT Heating Capacity Is Too Low P0155), P0156 (G3/5 Left O2 Sensor After TWC KAT Heater code), P0141 (Heating of Component G3/6 Right O2 Sensor After TWC KAT Heating Capacity is Too Low. P0141), P0720 (R R Wheel Speed Sensor Signal Implausible Also P0700)
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L info VIN: WDBRF40J94
Hi everyone... This is for the mercedes guys I have a c230 that has a bad supercharger. I found a reman online for half of the dealer. Problem is the supercharger company wants to know if it is -With Single Throttle Body- or -With Electronic Enlarged Throttle ...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FAFP74W3W
This vehicle was brought in for a simple problem, it sputters and misfires after about 2 min. after start-up until it warms up. I have replaced spark plugs,boots and MAF sensor. The MAF sensor baro reading was 151hz. and according to my hotline it should be 15... Trouble codes: P0304
2001 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L61
Vehicle came in with no running complaint just check engine light and three misfire codes. I drove vehicle and right away on light throttle cruise with a slight grade light starts flashing. Car runs smooth the whole time even while the light is flashing has lo... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl. 4 misfire), P0305 (cyl. 5 misfire), P0306 (cyl. 6 misfire)
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJO1P2M
Car came in running rough with MIL light flashing 1,2,3,4,5. I pulled codes 00068 undocumented,55 system ok,11 crank angle sensor,22fuel pump circuit,and33 oxygen sensor with scan tool and after looking at the wiring diagram decided the only even remotely comm... Trouble codes: 55 (system ok), 11 (crankangle sensor or circuit), 22 (fuel pump circuit), 33 (oxygen sensor)
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L intake manifold VIN: 1G2NF12E9Y
have cracked 3 upper intakes already, tighten to spec and cracks everytime on clyinder 3 spec is 25nm can sure use the help thanks in advance jose
1989 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L engine noise VIN: 1G2HX54C7K
auto came in shop with engine noise. like balancer was wobbleing. it was. changed harmonic balancer and noise was alot better. but still thare. sounds like its coming from harmonic balancer. i put a new one on. disconnected flywheel and noise is still there. c...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L SRS(airbag) VIN: WPOCA299XT
Porsche guys I have a 1996 Porsche 911(993) with an Airbag(SRS) lamp on after a horn repair(airbag frame bad). Vehicle was moved while D/S Airbag module was off. I was not concerned because we have Durametric software capable of clearing the code. WELL GUESS W...

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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9659Y
You guys are life savers. If anyone gets this motor you [...] NOT have to remove the intake. Bolts go through from the bottom. Remove the EGR tube which is a little tight, take a small drill bit and work it until you can get a bigger drill bit through. I wasnt... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffencint egr flow).
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L cooling? VIN: WAUED24B1Y
WOW-thanks very much to all the audi tech's that helped out with this!!! Because everyone pointed to the same thing I felt very confident in doing this job. As everyone suggested it was the aux water pump under the intake manifold. I dont think it could be don...
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBAZC9323V
1st let me thank all that reply 2nd thanks to the otc scanner (what a piece of junk all i had for bmw) what it said was air intake temp was not i found 4 listing for this reading and found the correct one by unpluging sensor and watching which one change it wa...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3339C
after removing valve cover and insp found craked pikup wheel couse vibration and sent incorect massage to the pcm. thank from every body. Trouble codes: P1397, P0306.
2005 BMW 320d 2.0L drivers window VIN: WBAVC32050
thanks to all replies.The fix was broken wire's on harness from a piller to window motor.I would have checked wiring first but the body shop said that they swoped loom off another vehicle and that it made no change,fault still there.Sorry if i wasted any bodys...
2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Extended Crank VIN: 1G4CW54K61
Thanks for all the replies. The Knock Sensor codes have not reset and the car is running fine. All responses make sense as far correlation between ignition timing and spark knock go. What doesn't make sense is that the knock sensor codes set are based o... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank Position sensor Per formance), P0327, P0332 (Knock sensor 2).
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
Well this thing needed a distributer and a coil, From what I was told he ended up going somewhere else to have it fixed though Thanks for all the replies
1996 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L cruise control VIN: 1GBJK39D46
Guys I have to repost this because I goofed at the time of the original post and I beleive this hurt the response that it got. I put in that this truck was a 96 when it is an 06...sorry for the waste of space.
2002 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Steering VIN: 2SWUW11AX3
Thanks to all who replied. I did pinch off the pressure line and loosened the pressure line and after getting a power steering oil bath I determined the pump was good. What I found was the steering sector shaft joints were bad. The guy at the salvage yard sugg...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Charging VIN: IGNDT13S72
thanks to all techs, i am alone in my shop so it is nice to be able to bounce ideas off other mechanics. i ended up calling the delco phone number and they said pretty much all that was said in the responses as well that the delay in normal in cold wether and ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1JBHC24UZ2
thank you too all those who replied the fix on this truck was a passkey sensor.The yelloy wire on the passkey sensor was 5v conscant. On the new sensor voltaced changed when cranking. After doing a passkey relearn on the bcm the truck started. Thaught that the...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3C8FY4BBX1
We backprobed the cam and crank signals and verified that they were indeed reaching the PCM. The signals looked just like they did when backprobing the CKP and CMP. Last night, it FINALLY set a code P0320 - no crank signal at PCM. We verified connections at th...
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28Y4W
The new ECM fixed it. Thank you everyone for all your help! IATN is a great tool.
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L brake pedal VIN: 1B4HS28Z7X
Customer picked up vehicle and confirmed that brakes feel much better after replacing the master cylinder and proportioning valve, however brake pedal still sinks. Customer wants us to find a used hydraulic control unit.
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG22X21
PO 132 and 152 short to voltage. Fixed by replacing both upstream sensors. I would have thought that circuit integrity codes would have set, or even rationality type codes. The voltage at 5v is the same as nominal so the idea is that the circuit is open, nothi... Trouble codes: P0132, P0152.
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L ignition system VIN: 2B3HD46R74
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Carl nailed it!! I checked the oil and it looked like it had never been replaced. Checked timing, cam/crank timing is off a few degrees. Checked each cyl. for compression. Looks like I lucked out! No bent valves. I h...
1984 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.8L thermostat VIN: 1FMCU14SXE
Thanks to all of you that responded. Here is what I found. 1st the thermostat with bleed check was acting up, the thermostat has to go in the waterpump housing first then the o-ring then the lower hose housing and gasket. If you go O-ring first the rear 'flapp...
1993 Ford Bronco XLT Lariat 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMEU15N7P
Thanks guys. All the information was superb. Either the pick-up coil was bad or the ignition module was. I tested and replace the both. That gave me spark back but was too weak to fire the engine. The tfi coil was replaced as well as the rotor button and distr...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U3S
i tryed running car off pressurized can of bg injector cleaner. no luck. i beleive one or more injectors may be bad due to all the water in system. this guy has been playing with this himself for a couple of weeks before bringing here. meanwhile snow melted, w...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L 4x4 operation VIN: 1FMPU18L0Y
Well I'm sorry I haven't closed this request before, vehicle is still not fixed, it's sitting in my lot, the owner's in no hurry, I think I've narroweed it into being the 4x4 relay in the dash, but at $175 I'm gonna make sure first. It's just that we're so bus...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L interior lights VIN: 1FMZU73K03
Thanks for all the replies, there is no GEM module, it uses a security module and the instrument cluster. The problem ended up being a broken ground wire in the harness at the body pillar (driver door), I missed it when looking at it the first time around, the...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX17263
Heres a good one... It was a combination of blown lower intake gaskets and a bad crank sensor (brand new ford part). Runs good now. thank you all that responded
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMSU45P53
So long story short for my first 6.0 turbo job i learnd that ebp is a very helpfull peice of information and that the modis though it is informitive you just need some time and experiance i dont think i would clean a turbo with 155000 miles again maybe 50000 b... Trouble codes: P2263.
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L ballance shaft assembly
the ballancer assembly went on in the original position and seems to be ok. Thanks to Michael from Ontario for the help on this one .
1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Flywheel VIN: JHMCB7646L
And yet again IATN has all the answers. Thankj you for all the information. General thoughts are that the flywheel is broken. Also that the swap can be done but sounds like a real pain in the you now what. Sorry for the confusion I thought I had put in orginia...
2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L door locks VIN: 1HGCM72545
Thanks to everyone who read & replied to my post. after estimating cost for lock cyl & key replacement my customer decided to not do repairs at this time.He'll worry about it when it breaks. (you can lead a horse to water, but...) Chris
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX6243W
Thanks all, especially Dana and Steven. The ultimate answer for me is that I had better do a better job of reading the bulletins prior to reflashing. A closer read showed that my VIN was in a series of VIN #'s that Jag. excluded from that reflash. Steven se...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FX58S8V
thanks to all you for your help,this one is fixed it ended up being the conectors at the pcm, i noticed when shaking the wire horness atthe black,gray and white conector that the jeep engine would start to die and would try to run backward.replacing all three ...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L engine swap VIN: 1J4GL48K72
Well I had a strong response with sticking with the same year engine due to differences in cam and crankshaft and the newer engine having a different computer, talked with the salvage yard and they were able to locate a different engine out of the same year an...
2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L heater core??? VIN: JTHBD192X3
hello guys!!! since my initial post, i have followed up with your guys responses... made sure no air is trapped in cooling system by performing a full air bleeding of the system with radiator cap off and running enigine at approx. 2500 rpm for about 20 minutes...
1994 Lincoln Continental Executive 3.8L shift problem VIN: 1LNLM9740R
We have determined the trans had mechanical problems, sent back to shop suggesting they pulled the pan, sure enough, and data was still all good on scanner, after eliminating all other possibilities. Tech suggestions were, "this trans should actually fail and... Trouble codes: 636 (trans temp sensor problem).
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L battery /alternator telltale VIN: WDBRF40J25
First thanks for all the replies, however we are not sure how this help request got posted on our account, as this vehicle is not in our shop! Even though there is no fix, I do hope that the replies might help someone later. Since the vehicle is not in our po...
1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JN1HZ14SXH
The customer got hold the shop who did last repair on the injector and they would take care of it. So I put everything back and let the customer take the car.
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28Y8Y
hi guys thanks for all the answers. fixed it on thursday but wait till today to make sure. had two problems, 1st most of us knew was the distributor, installed 2 till i got a good one. next pull timing belt back apart cam gears half tooth off with crank on mar...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L 3-4 slips lots VIN: 1G2JD12T8V
1978 Porsche 924 2.0L No Start
initially pushed up on air flow plate with key on and heard injectors sing, as described, then found thermo time switch connector had vibrated off causing no start, cold start injector wasn't working. Porsche came to life. ...thermo switch is located undernea...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L abs VIN: WPOAA29971
Than you very much for the replies! I don't have a doubt that I could have done the calibration without upgrading my software with the great replies that I received,but for $805 I did upgrade to the pro version and in about 15 minutes after I received my Duram...
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JF1SF6558X
With the recommendation from calvin to clean the throttle body and pcv I performed both services. I did not notice any major difference so we had the customer come pick up the car. He called back a 1/2hr later to say the car felt great. I suspect this was a...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L shift timing VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
Roger was on the target. There was another speed sensor hiding under the motor mount on the top of the transmission 4 inches away from the one I replaced. The wires to the sensor were soaking in a puddle of oil and all the insulation was dissolved. The new s...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M42
after telling the customer about the recall on the coils he decided to take it to the dealer and at least get that done while there they took a look at his smoke issue and found that several of the vaccum hoses had gotten soft and were intermittently collapsin... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire detected), 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire detected), 16686 (cylinder 2 misfire detected), 16687 (cylinder 3 misfire detected), 16706 (ignition / distributor engine speed inoperative circuit no signal), 17511 (bank 1 sensor 1 heating circuit insufficient performance).
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