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1993 Acura Integra LS 1.8L clutch VIN: JH4DA9353P
hello fellow members. i replaced the clutch on this car due to slipping to the point of no engagement. after replacement and adjusting cable clutch felt normal. one week later car comes in with broken clutch cable. replaced cable and now clutch pedal is too st...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Starting VIN: WBABF3322R
Customer stated Vehicle had problems Idling the first 10 seconds when started cold, after 10 seconds vehicle ran good. It's a no start condition now. Got spark, Got fuel,compression is good across all cylinders, Checked fuel pressure and got 54psi which is wit...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L dash pad VIN: WBAGJ8323T
trying to access blower motor have removed all visable screws from cash pad. it still seems tough to remove. is there a special way to get dash pad loose or slide out seems to be stuck at winshield. also alldata sais to remove passenger air bag seems not to be...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L covertible top VIN: WBAK7328VE
Hi all, This Bimmer had a plugged drain in the top stow compartment, and filled the back seat area w/ water. It was a bit cold here in the SF bay area, possibly affecting operation, but the second time I attempted to raise the top, it bogged down, similar to ...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Steering VIN: WBANA535X4
i have 2004 bmw 525i came in with active steering light on , use autologic scan have a code CE97 (MESSAGE) SUMMATION STEERING ANGLE ID=OC3 i did replace steering angle sensor, coding , progam it doesnt help ... light still on it is hard code can't be clear .. ...
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2GWS52M1W1
Hello all, i've got this Buick thats giving me fits.The car runs perfect at idle but when you try to accelerate over 2500 rpm the car will hesitate,buck,backfire out the exhaust and never clear up.It almost acts as its hitting the rev limiter.The customer gutt...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L blower motor VIN: 3G5DA03E32
Vehicle came in with a blower motor only working on "HI' speed. Found a bad blower motor resistor.Replaced resistor with dealer part, checked amp draw on the blower motor, maximum draw was 14 amps after 10 minutes of continuous operation. Let vehicle go.Return...
2000 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1G6KE54YXY
the problem i have is when cruising between 40 and 60mph it will buck now and agian. sometimes the ses light will come on with code po101. on the scanner right when this happens the injector pulse width goes high, my o2 sensors go rich, short term fuel trims g... Trouble codes: P0101
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L state insp failure VIN: 1G6KD54Y42
hello cady gurus i need a little help !! the codes indicate serial data line shorted to Bat + or no comm to several modules !! i scope the data buss term # 2 data link connector and pin 59 on pcm and get a sporadic square wave 0 to 7 + volt it shows a flat lin... Trouble codes: U1040 (loss ebc traction module), U1064, U1065, U1066, U, 1096 (loss of comm w/ipc), U1192
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Start / Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W6N
This 4.3 Engine Vin W. Has great fuel pressure 61psi great volume, Starts runs 2 seconds then stops. we have spark,Fuel pressure,injector pulse,battery voltage to fuel pump all the way till it's like it runs out of fuel. Egr valve is closed, Tps under a volt ....
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 2GCEK19KOP
Came in with intermittent chugging of the engine as if turning off the key and then back on then off etc... Of course the first thing we checked was the pickup coil and it was replaced just to be certain. No change. You can drive it without a problem and then ...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, HIGH IDLE VIN: 2G1FP22S6S
vehicle came in a year or so ago and a new engine was installed and then the custoemr decided not to pay so the car sat for about a year now he wants to pay so we decided to fix it. after installation of all misc components to allow vehicle to be fully assembl... Trouble codes: 35 (high idle possible iac problem)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Safety VIN: 1GNDT13S22
hello all! 1st i always seem to stuggle with u-codes argh.i have this vehicle with the air bag lite on constant all the time.it does flash the amounted times before comung on steady.i can comunicate with all the modules except the air bag.so i canot retrieve a...
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Speedometer VIN: 2B1WF55E45
I don't know waht to check next.
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 ...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Timing Belt VIN: 2C8GM68424
Hi techs! I don't really have a 'problem', but I need some info about this timing belt that I hope someone has had to do before. Basically, mitchell says to do the timing belt you have to loosen the rocker arms. I've done several timing belts on Intrepids with...
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...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L readiness monitors VIN: 2B4GP45G5X
chrysler guys help!!! i have a 99 caravan that wont run the monitors to pass a state inspection. o2, cat, egr and evap stay not ready. looking at the data stream the only thing i see that is unusual is that the ethanol reading is at 49%. i took a fuel sample a...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L drive belt VIN: 1B4GP44L4X
2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8 6.1L skreem and fcm VIN: 2D4GV77356
Guys i need some insight from those that know Chryslers well. I have the 6.1 out of this car and it is slated to go in my 68 barracuda convertible. This is going to go in a close to factory operating as possible. I have the PCM that came out of this car and wi...
2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: 1B3HB48B07
hello again everyone,need your help on this one,hooked up scanner it commmunicated but all it shows is UA implausible data and no more i can do or check using the scanner.engine starts but stepping on the gas pedal is no response and putting into gear is no pr... Trouble codes: UA402
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Runs extremely rich VIN: 2FMZA51491
scan test had a bad pcm was not grounding ign coil install pcm and had it reflashed was able to start engine but it is running extremely rough at idle very rich at idle fpw is 6.1 maf v 1.37 baro is 144 Any help is appreciated I'm buried in this one. Tony B Trouble codes: P1158
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Long Crank To Start VIN: 1FAFP53262
We have this Taurus that it takes 8 to 10 seconds of cranking to get it to start. The fuel pressure is good the whole time. Key On 60. Key on engine running 32. Most of the time the car starts right away cold but not always. Hot seems to be more of a problem. ...
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1ZVFT85H25
Hello to all. I am in need of help on this mustang. Broken exahust valve spring #7 cylinder. Barowed tool #303-1039 spring comressor. I got the old spring off but can not get tool on top of new spring to compress. Any ideas on how to get tool on top of spring ...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93105
We purchased FMP ford module programing short term subscription. Flashed new pcm and pats system, now vehicle cranks and won't start. PCM is communicating with all other modules but still don't have spark when cranking. Can get rpm signal on data stream indica... Trouble codes: P1635
2006 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Tire Pressure Monitor VIN: 2FMZA51616
Customer complained of a low tire pressure light flashing for 10-15 seconds after startup. Set codes B2872. Had a problem with the left rear tire sensor. Attempted to wake up the sensors. The left rear would not respond. We rotate the tires and retrained the s...
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L fuel/exhaust odor VIN: 1FTPW14546
Customer complaint of smell in passenger compartment on startup or a idle:eg waiting for traffic light. Could smell fuel/exhaust smell under hood,checked for exhaust leak, none found. Checked for fuel leak, none found. Checked service bulletins to no avail. Am...
2003 Hyundai XG350 3.5L belt off VIN: KMHFU45E63
Vehicle came in shop and we replaced timing belt at 72000 miles ran great customer has been driving car no problems until yesterday 1 month and 2000 miles later, customer tried to start vehicle and she said it cranked longer than normal but started when it sta...
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L No Start VIN: JNKBY31A4V
Hello there, I have this Q45 that I thought would be a walk in the park. The cust complained of a fuel smell when fist starting up. I found the fuel preasure regulator leaking at the seam where the diaphram for the vacuum line leaking. So I thought I'll just p...
2003 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L Misfire VIN: 4KLC4B1R03
5.7 vortech not a 6.0 Fighting a cylinder #3 and #5 missfire. replaced worn out distributer no change. cam retard [...]. swapped injectors no change. new plugs, wires, cap, rotor no change. tech 2 show's running lean bank 1. backpressure test perfect. smoke... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0303
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L radio VIN: SAJEA71C54
hello and thanks,trying to replace light for radio,never done this on jag,any help or advise before we get started. any special tools needed.thanks M.D.S.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L cruise controll VIN: 1J4GX48S21
I have this jeep that is driving me crazy. The cruise control works intermitantly. We changed a bcm for some other issues and the cust was hoping it would fix his cruise issue as well. Anyways, this thing is screwy! The only way that we can get the cruise cont...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Stall, start and stall VIN: 1J4GL48K03
hello all, have a jeep here with a 3.7 and it will start run for 5 sec and stall. keeps doing same thing over and over. also sets a 1686 skim code but does not have theft system. customer said he put plugs in and drove it, ran little ruff so he thought he woul... Trouble codes: 1686 (skim communication)
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L eka acess code VIN: SALP16401A
Car was towed in and we need to locate the EKA (Emg Access code) and can't find out where it is or if there is anything that needs to be done to find it. Land Rover will not help locate or tell us how to use it. The car has been sitting for about a year Any h...
2006 Maserati Quattroporte Sport Gt 4.2L Remainder Light VIN: ZAMCE39A36
I have this car comming in and I need to know how to reset the service light.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4matic VIN: WDBE123456
No output from pin five on 16 pin near battery, or i should say just a solid light, will not communicate with the baum. I have been researching this problem all week. I have found that this condition should be a hydaulic pressure issue. I broke the axle and dr...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBJF82J3Y
car stalls cold when put in gear. will idle ok untill put into gear and it stalls. after warms up a few minutes no problem untill car sets and gets cold.starts right back up with no problem. has no codes logged. checked for vacuum leaks and found 1 leak at int...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56FX6
Have this car from another shop. Customer hit pothole, car started running bad. he took to shop, had a hole in block. After installation of used motor, had check engine and SRS lights on. can not communicate with any module. checked fuses, disconnected battery...
1987 Nissan D21 2.4L Misfire VIN: JNGND1186H
This one could be listed under drivability or mechanical. The spark plugs on each cylinder at one time or another have been apparently "hit". The engine will run fine with no abnormal noise and then at random will start to miss. At that point, you will find on...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y31
Vehicle came in with this code only. Checked the engine for sludge, and it has some but not what I could consider excessive. Drove vehicle with scanner connected (Autoenginuity with Nissan software) and graphed the camshaft position (timing) and the camshaft ... Trouble codes: P1110
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 3.0L No Fire VIN: JN1CA31A31
Hi all have this Maxima that came in with a security issue. After analysis the VATS module was replaced and keys programmed. the vehicle started and was fine. It was allowed to sit for an hour, when we went back to start it, it won't start. We checked and foun...
1997 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP45R5V
Gentlemen, Van towed in , has good fuel pressure and the asd circuit working properly, has spark to 2/5 coil 3 times then dissapears ,1 spark from 1/4 coil and none from3/6 coil I can tell this 3 ways, from the driver wires at the coil , from the spark plugs a... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor), P0351, P0353, 1494 (evap), 1495 (evap)
2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L cruise control VIN: 1G2NV12E82
While driving down the road with the cruise engaged, it drops out intermittently. Also at times, the transmission goes into neutral at cruising speeds and then goes right back into gear. Also does this when not using cruise control. Also, sometimes when leavin...
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L no 4th gear VIN: 1G8ZK5274Y
this is my sisters car. when she bought it it had no reverse. i found out in the archives about the input shaft nut being loose and tightened it. i put it all back together and reverse worked but shortly after there was no 4th gear. so i pulled the side cover ...
1996 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L engine VIN: JF1GF4850T
my technician installed timing belt incorrectly started vehicle heard loud tapping noise, reset belt started and ran rough no tapping, check comp in cyl 1-3 r head 70psi in 2-4 l head 130. sent r head to machince shop for valve job they indicated no valves ben...
2004 Suzuki Forenza EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD52Z24
Code P1448, not listed in DTC chart on Motoralldata.com No apparent symptom other than MIL on. Trouble codes: P1448
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V2X
Vehicle belongs to my Father. MIL would come on intermittently at first with loss of power and rough idle. Searched TSBís. Found bulletin# EG012-01 for code P1133. Installed updated Toyota Air/Fuel ratio sensor,(new plugs, fuel filter,& air filter couple of we... Trouble codes: P0171, P1133 (Air Flow sensor ckt response fault B1-S1)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no power to the starter motor VIN: 3VWRC29M5X
vehiculo can to the shop ,costomer shut off vehiculo then after i, intent to start vehiculo batery was low . after charge the batery vehiculo wont crank .check power fron ignition switch to the starter safety relay and interlock relay , ok. no power coming out...
2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWRA71K98
This car has a p2015 -intake manifold runner position switch circuit range. At the left side of intake manifold at the diaphragm connecting point the lever came out of the manifold as if the fastener inside the manifold came apart. There is a vacuum leak at th...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: YV1FA875XL
vehicle will rev to 1500 rpms and surge like it is hitting the rev limiter.it will do this hot or cold driving or free reving. other posts indicate ecm issues. one in particular with the same issue loosing power to the injectors. i have tested injector voltage...

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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WBACD4329W
Well after checking it over again, taking out the thermostat to see if it was put in backwords and checking the impellar of the water pump i have deemed the headgasket the issue. Will now need to remove the head and inspect. Thanks for all the help and suggest...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8331X
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Cuts out VIN: WBADM6348Y
Installed a new VANOS unit from the dealer this morning. Runs pretty much the same, except without the instances of poor running. Customer is happy, we won him from another shop over fixing this. Extra thanks to Jerry (again) for identifying the problem so ... Trouble codes: 68/P0, 222/P, 146 (Trans code - CAN torque interface), 148 (Trans code - CAN engine temperature).
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63462
Vehicle seems to run better with no check engine light & Vanos responding as designed after oil change with 0-30 oil.Customer did her homework and knows about the problems with the Vanos unit.I will be getting the vehicle back in next couple of weeks to reseal... Trouble codes: 104 (Camshaft B Over Advanced or System Performance).
2007 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8L Headlights VIN: 2G4WD58227
Sorry for the long delay in posting this fix. I had to check with customer and see if they had driven this car at night after my repair. They report no problems now. So I am going to say it is fixed. The HDM was the bad guy. Never would have guessed it was a ...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC124XV
As many of you said it was timing chain and tensioner. I smoked for vacuum leaks and none found. I sent the car back to the previous garage and told them to recheck the timing chain. And they found it. This is why the vaccum was too low. I am not sure why they...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L Differential VIN: 1GNDT13505
Thank you very much to all that have helped. I let the differential soak with pb blaster for about two days. Taking a peice of wood,a hammer and a prybar, i was able to rotate the diff while gently prying it out.
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L brake controller VIN: 3GCEK23359
Thanks guys for the information. Most told me of the power wire between the underhood fuse box and left fender. It is taped back and has a eyelet. It needs too be attached to the larger stud coming out of the fuse box. There is also an accessory wire taped b...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L door locks VIN: 3C8FY68B52
Got 4 replies, Clifford from Texas asked if the module had been flashed, (it hadn't), and asked if i had access to a drb (I don't), John from PA suggested wiring in the driver's door harness, Wayne from PA had a Caravan that had a problem with the passenger's ...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L Suspension VIN: 2C8GM48L45
Thanks for the input I was leaning toward the control arm. Have not been able to sell the customer on this as he just got laid off. If I get the chance to put on a control arm and it helps I'll let you know. Thanks again David
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X9X
Thank you all for your input. The top suggestion was to replace the crank sensor with one from a dealer. However, after installing a crank sensor from the dealer, the vehicle still gave the same problem: no start intermittently. After reading Jeffrey [...]...
2004 Dodge Dakota SXT 3.7L starter VIN: 1D7H612K34
I have sent customer to Dodge for reflash. Most replys suggested we check basic diagnostics and/or had no knowledge of the system.
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L hvac VIN: 1D7HU18N68
Thanks for all the help. After pulling the heater box out & could not find any problem we ran water threw the heater core again on the bench to see if it felt equal across the hole core & it did so we put it all back together & we had lots of heat. so I guess ...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L starter VIN: 1FTEF14Y4J
ok guys this one is fixed, first never believe all your customer tells you. this is a 1988 f-150 with a 1992 4.9 engine,the problem was at the fender solenoid. the wiring is different for the 2 years, 88 uses no solenoid on starter and 92 does, the fender sole...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Charging VIN: 1FMDU32X8R
i think we got this one fixed,thanks to every body,i unpluged the rear veiw mirrow,it has a timer adjustment on it for the heaad lights ,let truck sit for 4 days it cranked,thanks again. customer said leave it un hooked.
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Rear A/C Heat VIN: 1FMFU17L74
Boy do I have egg on my face over this one. Never thought about the rear A/C heat system being in the rear of the truck. DUH. The problem was the heat/cool temp control motor stripped gear. At any rate it was purity easy to replace once I got to working on th...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Electronic VIN: 1FDAF57P44
It's fixed!!! Thanks for the time taken to offer me help on this one. Donald really helped me make up my mind. The main clue to the computer failure was the lack of codes as he suggested. We started unhooking transmission solenoids and sensors and couldn't mak...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P54
Thank for all the replies. I took Charles advise and took #8 connector and plugged into #6 injector and performed injector test again. Set a code for #6 only which means FICM and wiring are ok. Replaced #8 injector and all is well. Also thanks to Michael for h... Trouble codes: P0283 (8 Cylinder Injector Circuit High).
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMFU18L54
sorry for the delay , finally got the truck back and the rear bags were cracked. the price of new bags from ford is over $400.00 each. I ended up converting the struts to a coil spring conversion from strutmasters.com it was $687.00 for all 4 struts. I remembe...
2005 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMPU16545
Thanks to all who replied, they were very helpful. After resetting pin tension at the fuel pump control module, and cleaning up a dirty ground by the spare tire, the veh. is running fine. We've put almost 50 miles on it and are going to deliver this one back... Trouble codes: P0190, P0191, P1237.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK13TX4
Thanks for all the help. I fixed the vehicle and it was the o2 sensor. I swapped both o2 sensor and it moved lean on bank 2. I replaced the o2 and plugs. Again thanks for all the helt. Mike Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine miss), P0171 (Lean Bank One), P0131 (HO2S Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 1).
1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Cuts out, restricted performan VIN: SAJKX6048X
Thank you all for the good information on the timing chain tensioners, RP, and knock sensors. Particularly the posts by Bob and Francis hit the nail on the head. I replaced the knock sensor and viola, no more problems. The restricted performance error seems to...
2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL38K43
I would like to thank all for their help. We had already done everything that you suggested with no results. By meter we had all of the power and grounds we needed. We began to notice a small voltage fluctuation at pin 22 power wire. We loaded that wire and i...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Transmission Control Relay VIN: 1J4GW48SC4
Problem is not fixed. I checked all grounds & Install Extra Grounds. I inspected the wire harness again in the area at the firewall & down the transmission tunnel. I removed Power distribution box again & inspected for corrision or any signs of animal damage c...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8VK13T6P
well let me start by saying that this car is a real POS-it's value changes with the amount of gas in it. The repair manual-mitchell-isn't real clear about results. Ex-when test idle control motor you apply voltage to and ground in sequence and pintle should mo... Trouble codes: 25 (air/fuel ratio malfunction lean), 41 (throttle position sensor), 71 (egr).
2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L starter VIN: JTHEN30FX2
I finally got the vehicle to act up and it is the starter clicking, I will be installing the repair kit next week in the starter but from what I hear it is not the most fun job to get to the it. Five hours you know it is going to be a bear. Thanks for confirm...
1992 Mazda B2600 2.6L Hesitation VIN: JM2U14147N
Thanks to all replies, Ended up being the computer. Sent it away and got it rebuilt, truck works great. Thanks again.
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1TA2228V
Thank you corey, had to go visit the mazda website[that had technical difficulties for 48 hours] found the tsb and it is fixed. I would have lost a lot of time on this one if I had not been directed to that website. In summary it stated to cut the boost vent v... Trouble codes: P1540.
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L alternator VIN: JM1BJ2229Y
I apologize for the wait for this summary. First of all I would like to thank all the techs that responded to this post. If not for this forum I probably would still be pulling what hair I have left out. The mazda techs (thanx guys very very much) hit it right...
2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28491
I just want to thank everyone for their help on this vehicle. I had mentioned that I'd checked timing on the rear bank of cylinders (bank 1.) I did not check it on the front bank. I was headed towards condemning the ECM and we decided to verify front cam timin... Trouble codes: P1309.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Differential VIN: WDBJF20FR9
Thanks for all the replies. I went with marking the nut to the output flange to the pinion, and carefully tighten to the same position. The pinion shaft had no play in it. Thanks again! Chuck
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Door Latch VIN: WMWRE33576
After removing the glass I had a pretty good view down into the door and saw a plastic cam that blocks the movement that normally releases the latch when in the lock position. I pushed this cam down with a long screwdriver and then was able to open the door. I...
1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJO1P2M
Thanks for all of the suggestions but having tried both the old screw on the side of the ECU method of clearing and checking codes, and the OBD plug and scan tool method I still cannot get the computer out of code reading mode so I have ordered a used computer... Trouble codes: 55 (system ok), 11 (crankangle sensor or circuit), 22 (fuel pump circuit), 33 (oxygen sensor).
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall
I will close this post until I can do more checks. Car has not done this anymore this week. I have some ideas of thing I can check from all of your post. May put a set of plugs as my starting point I know they havenít been replaced. I what to thank everyone fo...
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L dome lights VIN: 1G2WK52JX3
thanks all for help i found wire shorted going to pass side no problems yet.scan tool not read because simple bcm not hooked to data link.
2005 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3FB49S25
It was suggested a current probe is the best tool for job and I agree. I did install a new ignition switch to cure an intermittant draw on fuse 2 after I found the cause of the (fixed draw) on fuse 9. Fuse 9 powers up the BCM, I had a current draw of 250ma. TH...
2003 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Valve Seals VIN: 4T1BE32K03
Thanks to all who gave up some of their time to help. Even though I thought the rope in the cylinder was fascinating and I'll try it someday. Because while I used shop air and it worked fine until I lost one of the smallest valve keepers ever put on an engine ...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L abs VIN: YV1SZ558DX
Axle was running out . Upon inspection we discovered end bolt missing. Toner wheel was barely reaching sensor. Thanks
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D62
Thank you Anders for your help. I figured out what Mitchell was trying to say after I read your reply. For the rest of you, I was really not worried about the 0030 code. I just threw that in the mix. I pulled up the LH seat, found the 2nd cover. Opened, pulled...
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