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2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ034XY
hi this is my first time posting for help i have a bmw 750il that came to me from a nother shop in town this car is a no start but it does crank it has no injector pulse no fuel press.if i jump the fuel pump normal press this car has no spark the thig that get... Trouble codes: 147 (can throttle position), 90 (intermittent system down), 59 (can open circuit to dme1), 108 (supply voltage continuos), 39 (ews manipulation check), 53 (pedal travel sensor 3 assignment)
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA73484
hi everyone, i am working on a 2004 bmw x3 with a driveability issue. it came in with no mil light on. scanned and had a p2227 code. the desciption is only air mass flow. when starting the car it surges really bad, to the point of dying out, and being unable t...
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L communication VIN: WBAFB51005
Very clean one owner car. It is not possible to communicate to EGS. I have both X431 scanner and pc based Bavaria software. Both with same results. Actual transmission problem is a intermmitent shock. Trans works ok but sometimes, usually after trafic light...
2006 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Self-leveling 2 axle suspension system VIN: 5UXFA93586
No obvious sign of fault identified yet. Previous attempts to repair have resulted in same fault returning, new components include, compressor assembly, relay for compressor, accumulator pressure sensor, and several ride height sensors. All previous visits tem...
1994 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G4WF55L4R
Hi gang!!! i got stumped on this one, car came missing on cylinders number 3 and 6 (Top coil), they have no spark at all, interchange coils with no change, replaced ignition module (new one), no change, replaced ckp, no change, replaced computer and the proble...
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W0P
this vehicle came in for poor performance .plygs were worn hard 75-80 thou. tuned with new plugs ,cap &rotor . still had poor performance ,tested fuel press was very ericatic. replaced pump .still has poor perf. under accel surges severely .intermittenly wont ...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L High idle VIN: 1GCHG35R7Y
Ok so I am a little stuck. I have a 2000 G3500 Chevy Van that came into my shop. The customer complained of a high idle. The idle seems to sit at about 1100 rpms in Park, and about 800 in Drive. It looks like someone has installed a new IAC valve. The weird pa...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L passlock sys VIN: 1G1ND52JX1
This car has come in on the hook several times for a no start,and again today. It started as soon as I turned the key as always. The only direction I have to go in is this b2960 code pulled from the BCM. I went through the chart on alldata and all readings loo...
2002 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBE63492
good morning all. i have this cheverolet geo tracker that intermittantly will illuminate the mil with dtc p0300. i have replaced the spark plugs so far. every time it comes in it runs just fine. i can never get it to act up. freeze frame shows that it happens ... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L reflash problem VIN: 1GNDT13S52
hi reflash techs. I have a 2002 trailblazer that came in for a 4X4 problem. I replaced encoder and moter on T-case. They said I had to reflash t-case module. It had the latest update but since I was their I thought I would update any other systems. When I wen...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK23163
Nasa called and they want their shuttle back! I got this Duramax that has what I think is an injector or sleave problem but I cant prove it out because the scanner keeps dropping communication when I try to run a balance test or even just reading codes or fail... Trouble codes: P1223 (injector 1 driver circuit voltage), U1800 (pcm lost communiction with ficm)
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 5.3L airbag light VIN: 3GNEC12J07
hi techs. this truck has the air bag light flashing all the time. checked for codes found a p1860, drivers lumbar position sensor circuit. daignosed wiring etc,function test, no problems founnd. cleared codes and it didnt return ,but airbag light is still flas...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Stall VIN: 3C3EL45H0V
tested and found a bad computer the 5 volt reference is not working properly and it needs a new computer. this is my secretaries car and doesn't want to spend the money for a rebuilt unit. so she got a used unit from a wrecking yard that has the same numbers. ...
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Charging VIN: 3B7MF33C4T
hey i have a 1996 dodge 1ton diesel dually with inttermittint charging. some times it starts up and charges fine the whole time you drive it,and other times it wont charge at all. and some times it jumps from charging to not the whole time you drive it. we rep...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L serpentine belt VIN: 3B7KF2363X
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7GG22X21
Looking for a pattern failure, something outside the box. Scope shows nice square wave on cam sensor in dist. My scope has a somewhat low resolution so the 1/2/3 pulse breaks on the crank sensor look ok, maybe a little noisy. Starts fine cold runs great until ... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L air bag lite VIN: 1DHB48D84F
Used car dealer brought vehicle in for repair before selling. The air bag lite is on, found codes B1BA6 occupant classicfication undet, and B223D OCM dtc present. Don't know much about these codes, these codes relate to the seat weightr sensors, but is there ...
2008 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Wheel Bearing VIN: 1B3HB28B38
I installed both bearings, after installed was pretty quiet. Came back in with both rear tires frat spotted, so installed two new tires at first on rear. On test drive heard the bearing noise is back but not as loud as before. Rotated new tires to front and no...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L engine cooling system VIN: 1FTNX21L3X
Truck came in with oil in cooling system. Thought it was oil cooler housing, as I had one before where buy coolant was rotten, and it had rotted through fin's of housing. But I removed oil filter, and pressured cooling system to 22 lbs. Nothing is coming out! ...
2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Engine VIN: 2FTRX18W3Y
This truck came in with a complaint of a squealing belt especially on acceleration. After changing belt and tensioner ect. Turns out the noise is still there without the belt on. Noise seem's to be coming from right front of engine. Removed valve cover, appear...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L fuse VIN: 1FMFU18L01
Thanks in advance for any & all helpful info. Car came in on a hook customer stated the vehicle just died while driving. Found bad alternator, replaced & all worked fine. Customer called the next day and stated the battery light was back on. I went & picked th...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L abs VIN: 1FTSE34LX4
hi guys i have this van in the shop it has an abs code 1208 mitchell says it is a valve coil circut failure and to replace the module the coils are part of the abs pump motor assy so should i replace both? or just the module they have no test produres for this...
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L Lighting VIN: 1FTNE24L04
Good monday morning to all. I have a ford van giving me fits. This is a fleet van for small company. We have had the truck three difrent times now for the same problem. Driver states that whille going down the road all the lights ( brake , tail, head, and Dash...
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
2010 Ford Mustang 4.6L unknown VIN: 1ZVBP8CH7A
Mustangs are not imported by Ford to Brazil. Because of this there are few cars and no equipped dealers to deal with Mustang technical problems diagnostic. I have a brand new 2010 Mustang GT on shop with auto trans issue. This car trans will, sometimes, tend...
1997 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDHG31R5V
Thank you for your help ahead of time. This customer is a regular and has us do some work and he does some of the work. He keeps getting a code for the cam sensor being bad and we have replaced and he has replaced it, plus he put in a new distributor still aft...
2006 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG39V86
Van came in with complaint of rough idle when cold and mil light on. When I got the vehicle it was hot so I did not duplicate the cold start complaint. Scanned van found P0171 and P0174, long term fuel trim stuck at positive 24% and short term moving around in... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhaust bank 1), P0174 (Lean exhaust bank 2)
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L abs VIN: 2HKRL18671
asb and brake light are on. over the past 2 years they come on and off , sometimes stays on for minites other times last for days and then may not have a problem for weeks at a time,, scanned and found 24-02 and 28-02 and 54-01. cleared and only 24-02 came bac...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4S2CK58W31
The gauge was on 1\4 tank when the truck came in. Put switch on and it dropped to empty,did cross the wires 1 time and it jumped to full then went back down to empty after unhooking wire, has not moved since, did try to put in new sending unit and did not fix ...
2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: SAJWA51CX5
I have really got my head up against a wall with this one. I am working on a 2005 Jaguar X-type with a 3.0l. The customer brought this car in last week monday and stated that he has been to the Jag dealer. His complaint is that when you step on the gas pedal t... Trouble codes: P0442 (p0456-), P0456 (p1000-), P1000 (testing and results)
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L no 1-2 shift VIN: 1J4GW48S52
I just want to thank everyone in advance. I have this jeep here that skips second gear and has no overdrive. Once in third gear i can manualy pull it down into 2nd. I have not dropped the pan and i have no codes. I did notice that the fluid temp sensor read wr...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1242X
im not getting a ground signal from the ecm for the main relay is this a common problem with this vehicle and when this happens my cooling fan willnot shut off (like bad ecm) Trouble codes: P0560 (p1536-), P1536 (p0340-), P0340 (p1884-), P1884 (p1668-), P1668 (p0134-), P0134
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L Electronic VIN: JT8BD68S4W
Car came in with mil on with two codes . P0715 Turbine Sensor Circuit , P0763 Solenoid C electrical malfunction . After clearing codes and going for a test drive the car worked perfectly and no codes reset . Checked resistance of the solenoid and sensor which ...
2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L engine VIN: JM1TA22292
ok this millenia has a very strange noise and my experience is faily limited with supercharged engines. the vehicle is making a ticking noise at over 3k rpms under a load. only while driving vehicle. noise sounds like a baseball card in a bicycle wheel. also a...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L steering VIN: JM1FE17N64
The car went for an oil change and they said that when they get it down the steering was hard. They send it to a shop where they diagnose the control box malfunction. After changing it the car ran fine for 10 minutes and went back with the same problem. A seco...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Surge VIN: JM3ER29337
Greetings all, I have a problem child here. I am getting what I call a surge after it shifts out of first gear between 2500 and 4000 rpm under normal acceleration. It does not act up under full throttle conditions. Idle quality is fine. It feels like the thro...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C200K 2.0L Hesitation VIN: WDC2030452
Hi! This vehicle loosing power once in a while, when it goes it goes ok, but when it doesnt feels like supercharger doesnt work. Customer has been i few other shops and they couldnt figure it out. Does anyone has any idea where to start? How to test that senso... Trouble codes: P2039 (M16/7 Recirculating air flap actuator/INJECTION AIR PRESSURE SENSOR)
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB57E14
Air pump not working, because it is not getting power. Jump power to air pump and it works. Check fuses, fuse o.k. check relay, relay o.k. Alldata has no vehicle wiring diagrams for the secondary air injection pump system, or any other relevent test proceedure... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air injection malfunction)
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDNG71X57
Every second test drive will set secondary air code, set flap code only once after origionally clearing and test driving 10 times or more. when running SAS test both air fuel sensors go from 1.00 to about 1.250 and they read the same. It passes with flying col... Trouble codes: 0810 (Malfunction secondary air right bank), 0522 (Diagnosis of tumble flap intake manifold open circuit of snsor lines/ tumble shaft sticks innonactuated position)
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Pad sensor VIN: WMWRC33443
I've just replaced all the pads and rotors (front and rear) and installed new pad sensors. The pad wear indicator light is still on. Is there a specific way to turn the light off or is it supposed to go off on its own? This is my first pad wear indicator light...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L headlamps VIN: 4A3AK54F6S
Hi! We have checked the fuses and headlamp relay. All other exterior lamps are working. When we jump terminals 4 & 5 @ the relay the headlamps work both bright and dim positions w/corresponding dash high beam indicator. We have two terminals @ headlamp relay...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA2101S
Need your help our Mac Mentor and Snap On Modis will not communicate with this vehicle. We have power and ground to pcm. We are manually retrieving codes with screwdriver and MIL light but Alldata doesnt have any info on the codes we think we have retrieved. D...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CAZ1D7X
Hi Everyone, I had this car in a month ago. It would not rev up. It had codes P0100, P1320, P0301. I tested wiring to computer for the MAF code and found them within specs but MAF was not so I replaced MAF. Car ran better and would rev up but had a skip. I re... Trouble codes: P0100 (maf), P1320 (Primary Ignition Signal Fault), P0301 (Misfire Cyl. 1)
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3GR62C9V
i have a 97 olds that has missfire at cly.2&3 have ck.comp. replaced wires at 2&3 ALSO plugs.ck.inj.on lab scope also ck.fuel pressure reg.not leaking.st1 0 st2 16 lt1 16 lt2 38 i know these ar very hi but can not find what is causing them to be this high.foun... Trouble codes: 300 (missfire)
2003 Other European Vanquish S 6.0L Electronic VIN: SCFAC2331B
Need some direction on PO805 hard code clutch position sensor I believe that the sensor is OK not sure if this is common issue and not to rule out TCM as a possibilities and location of TCM so i can check the continuity of the wiring. I did do a relearn for cl...
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...
1989 Plymouth Voyager SE 2.5L Relays clicking VIN: 2P4FH45K7K
The relays under the hood for auto shutdown, fan, and fuel pump are clicking away while engine is running. We just installed a new Interstate battery as the old one had froze and wouldn't take a charge. This was the complaint the customer had brought it in for...
1989 Pontiac Firebird 2.8L Lighting VIN: 1G2FS21S4K
vehicle came in with directionals not working. upon check out, found blown fuse. replaced fuse, took tail light lens out of car and drove approx 10 miles using directionals. brought vehicle back to shop, reinstalled all parts and was ready to call the customer...
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L Control Panel VIN: 1G2HZ52L6N
Started the car one day, and the HVAC control assy was blank except for three line segments. No heat, AC, or blower. Followed the ALLDATA trouble shooting diagrams, which lead me to the E&C Data Line Test. The E&C component identification on my Tech 2 does not...
2007 Pontiac G6 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, spark knocking VIN: 1G2ZG58B17
customer came in because check engine light was on, scanned the pcm and found a misfire code and converter code. also complained that at highway speeds RPMs jump to 4 grand. only could get the car to act up doing 70 plus on highway. syptoms are hard accelerati... Trouble codes: P0301, P0420
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3EF48E1X
car came to me he said that the oil light came on and smokes when i drove it it smokes allot do not feel the turbo working at idle it smokes a little but rev it up you cant even see behind you no engine light runs OK do you think that the turbo is bad and lett...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L engine VIN: YS3FH49Y14
Came in for noise while running, road test revealed vibration when reved up and more pronounced when in gear. Replace sagging and torn right front mount. Vibration is better while sitting in car but but still there. Apears to be louder around water pump area b...
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5277V
Hi everyone thanks in advance for taking the time to look into this one. Constant p0711 replaced trans and eng temp sensors and connectors. VEH had several codes before repairs runs great now (was stalling and rich). I clear code returns 2 seconds after I star... Trouble codes: P0711
2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K3Y
Toyota techs I need your help. 2000 Toyota Camry LE came in mill on code P0401. EGR insufficient flow. All EGR components check OK. Please assist Thanks Henry Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insufficient flow)
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L engine VIN: 2T1BR12E8Y
I am getting a pre ignition pinging noise from the engine when accelerating/while engine is under load. This problem only accurs when engine is hot. there is no engine light on and the car is running fine. (coil over ignition)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGS61J61
I put a MAF on this for a code p0171. The MAF was under reporting, would show about 2 grams/sec at idle and only about 50 grams/sec WOT in 2nd gear driving at 40 mph. Replaced MAF and readigns were alot better 3.25 grams/second at idle and over [...]/second... Trouble codes: P0103, P0171 (Lean)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L backfire VIN: 9BWBT21J71
I have a very intermittent problem on this VW. Once every 6 months or so, while you are starting the car, it will backfire through the intake and explode the air cleaner housing. There are no codes, no driveability problems, no TSBs, and no apparent pattern. T...
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: WVWUK63BX2
Hey Gang, This is actually a continuation of a previous "FIX". We were fighting a broken flex plate (twice) problem which was resolved with the last post. The car came back with a leaking converter seal. The problem this time was the converter bushing had sei...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5541T
Car came in with a code po430 front o2 sensor no signal. replaced sensor, car is running very rich. The Ecm is seeing .2v o2 sensor voltage. However when back probed the sensor is at .9v. It looks like the sensor is grounded through the pcm. There dosent seem ... Trouble codes: P0430

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1997 Acura CL 3.0L p0715 VIN: 19UYA2252V
Thanks to all for your help We rebuilt the A/T with all new clutches and seals, Replaced a wire harness connector (Pig Tail) to the VSS not the input output shafts, and of course used HONDA ATF. So far it is running Fine, no code shifts fine. We just have to...
2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Lock up coverter or 5th gear VIN: 2HNYD18892
The torque converter fixed the problem. Thanks for the help.
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Starting VIN: WBABF3322R
Did a resistance test on both temp sensors, one was reading 25kohms, swapped connectors between the sensors and the vehicle started. Bad coolant temp sensor. Thank you everybody for your input.
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L dash pad VIN: WBAGJ8323T
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS Module VIN: WBADM6339X
Thanks guys for your quick responses. I sent it to the dealer with the new module for coding, all is well. With Chinese tools one can never tell what's true and what's not! Helps to have some real input! Thanks again, Alex
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L blower motor VIN: 3G5DA03E32
Thanks to all that replied. We finally found a intermitted short on the tan wire circuit 63 between the fan switch and blower resister. when fan setting was on low it would take out the resister.
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54YX3
Thanks for all the expert help, guys. After I literally spent hours checking all the sensor wiring, and hooking up an Oscilloscope to the signal wires at the PCM, I discovered that when I originally plugged in the connector on the new replacement Upper Cranks... Trouble codes: P0385 (Upper CKP Sensor B Circuit).
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L radio VIN: 1G6K054Y53
Howdy there, well I guess in a round about way I took most of Y'alls advice and "REBOOTED" this pos. I disconnected the amp and the head unit and then for good measure disconnected the battery cables and connected them together overnight, after reassembly the ...
2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L gauges and charging VIN: 3GYFK66N7G
Thank you to all who replied. This vehicle deceived us in that the regulator in the alternator is controlled by 2 wires from the pcm. Apparently something in the regulator would intermittently quit working and as soon as the alternator would quit charging the...
1993 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3GCJC44K9P
thanks a milion ! i replaced all body and engine gounds, replaced icm its been 2 weeks still running thanks againg?
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Compressor VIN: 1GNEC13R5W
I too a while to confirm this repair because of the off and on again nature of the issue. I found the 2 wires headed to the high pressure switch pinched in a bracket. Several replies state this is a issue where someone else went in and moved things around. Aft...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHG31R61
I was unable to do a crankshaft relearn because of the hard faults. Replaced alternator. Install shim for crankshaft position sensor. Part number: [...]. Did crankshaft relearn. Engine runs good. Thanks for the replies. Trouble codes: P0335 (CKP Sensor A Circuit Problem), P1637 (Generator L-Terminal Circuit), P1638 (Generator F-Terminal Circuit).
2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L brake light VIN: 1GCCS19W92
tony from north carolina hit the nail right on the head. swapped horn relay for the chmsl relay and took care of the problem. thanks guys
2004 Chevrolet SSR 5.3L roof VIN: 1GCES14P44
Thanks for all the help. I did get a nice email with ever bit of diagnostic info that gm has for this problem (thanks christopher) Unfortunately I had the same info.It was a very nice gesture. The customer picked vehicle up before repair could be done, but a I...
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Speedometer VIN: 2B1WF55E45
Cleaned and tighten connection at speedometer and problem went away
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L abs module
The fix on this van was easy. The first module did not come in a factory box and with no paperwork. The second module came in a mopar box and with paperwork and on that paperwork it said that this module is updated and on the 26 pin connector you have to remov...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L crankshaft bolt VIN: WPYPD14926
I got the broken bolt out but it needs more work. I used a 5/16 left hand drill bit. I used a 7/16 3/8 drive socket and a piece of 5/16 vacuum hose to center the bit in the socket. I felt the bit twist the bolt after drilling into it about 1/2 inch. It twisted...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, No Start Cold Only VIN: 1FTHF36F0T
Thanks to all who replied I feel as though I have plenty of information to move forward & replace the glow plugs & valve cover gasket wiring harnesses provided I pull the covers & test the glow plugs each individually & find that I actually have 5 open (not...
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1FMCU59H48
driving vechile several more times with new scantool system seems normal abs does work but the pedal feel seems non existant for split sec an sending off to ford thanks for the input it seemed like this is the right thing to do
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK29U76
Hi everyone, well this truck showed no problems with any system at all except the check engine light flashing, and the truck ran great while this awas all happening. The customer took the truck to the dealer, and they did $1100.00 worth of stuff to the truck ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
Thank you all for the overwhelming responses. I replaced the IAC valve and reset the ecu and car is idling normally now. Thanks again !
1993 Honda Prelude Si 4WS 2.3L 4ws controller VIN: JHMBB2163P
Raymond suggested www.vtec.net/forums/one-message?message_id=71060. Barry suggested a short term subscription to Honda Service Express.David suggested that you can get a code out of it by jumping the 2 pin connector behind the center console , but there are 2 ...
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Surge VIN: 1HGEG8544S
well i finaly nailed this one. turns out the number 2 exhaust runner was clogged with carbon. i couldn't even believe it when i saw it myself. apparently cust ran car a long time with burned valve to build up that much carbon. car runs great and is down the ro...
2001 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1HGCG56461
Thank you for all the quick replies. I removed all solenoids to check for clogging and they are all clean. Oil pressure is strong. Before I reinstalled solenoids, I ohmed them out and compared them to other "used" solenoids from similar vehicle's and pretty...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51C02
I have till 12:00 tonight to type out my fix for this post or else it will close. I have a used fuel pump($75)and module($35) coming tomorrow. This past month has been I learning experience on my car. I think I started out wrong right from the start.I read all...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58SXT
while testing on sat and sunday fianally got this thing to not start once for about 30 seconds at this time scrolled data and crank sensor showed no counts for atleast 12 - 15 sec and as soon as it showed counts jeep started this is gona sound crazy but in all...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ8876W
I want to thank everyone and IATN for your help on this one. i was not familiar with chryslers much but i have a lot better feel for them now. The problem was bad wires at the rear o2 sensor that kept shorting out my pcm fuse. disconnected the o2 connecto...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L oil pressure guage VIN: 1J4GW58N1Y
thanks for all the reply's after installing two aftermarket three prong senders.we actually fixed the oil pressure problem with a oem sender.again thanks for all the help.
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Stall, start and stall VIN: 1J4GL48K03
well thanks to you all for all the advice. we changed and double checked everything and beleive we have a pcm or bcm problem. sent this one to dealerfor them to double check and programm computers. A big thanks to sean from indiana for taking extra time with m... Trouble codes: 1686 (skim communication).
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L air bag light VIN: 1J4GL58K36
found first 2 # of vin missing, reinstalled all good thanks
1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L battery VIN: 1LNBP96F5G
Well come to find out the customer was only using this vehicle every 2-3weeks without starting it in between times so the initial battery replacement was all it needed. recommended that they disconnect the battery until the day they needed it and has worked f...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Radio VIN: 1NLM81W0SY
This car has a bad LCM... period. It finally acted up where the chime would stay on when the radio went off, and the radio going off varied from immediate to minutes to an hour or more. All the door switches were checked and cleared. The wiring for the ignitio...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P0353 VIN: 1LNHM86S14
The spike from the misfire was causing a false code, that tacked on with my scan tools inability to see current misfires and the inability to power balance (Knock off individual injectors). I swapped out coils on the opposite bank specifically coil in cyl 5 wa... Trouble codes: P0353 (Ign Coil C Pri Circuit failure).
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L belt VIN: JM1BJ2229Y
Thanks for all the email. I think I had 2 or 3 emails telling me they had the same problem and the fix was over tightening the belt, well thats what I did and everything ids fine Thanks again Charlie.
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L release bearing VIN: 1N6ED27TX1
Upon close ispection of the release bearing sleeve no wear could be seen. However when the new sleeve arived there was a definate difrence in the bore size. The fix was the sleve however we redid the clutch while we had it out one more time. He has put abou...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y31
The engine purge corrected the problem. Initially camshaft moved slowly in response to solenoid activation, but got progressively better over the weekend to the point where it now moves correctly. Guess we had a minor sludge problem as 30 minutes engine purge ... Trouble codes: P1110.
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X62
I would like to thank you all for the replies. I guess this is a difficult issue with these vehicles. I did reverify the vacuum circuits and all is ok. I did back probe the harness to to PCM and the harness was OK. With a logic probe I was manually able to op... Trouble codes: 1130 (swirl control valve solinoid valve).
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Heater VIN: 1G2WP52K51
Hey you guys nailed it, the cabin air filter was plugged. It kind of looked like there was a mouse living in there at one time. I understand why that fixed my weak airflow problem, but I don't understand why it fixed the cold air at idle problem. But it is fix...
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L blower moter VIN: 2G2WP52285
I would like to thank everyone for the help, it was the ignition switch that was the problem. the car has been gone for a while now and we have not heard from the customer
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