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1997 Acura Integra RS 1.8L srs VIN: JH4DC4351V
hello all, i have a 97 integra here, with the srs light on, trouble code is: 9-02. internal malfunction of the power supply. i have checked the fuse it is ok. any one have any experience with this? any help would be appreciated. thanks vinnie
2007 Audi A3 2.0L can-bus VIN: WAUNF78P87
Hello guys; I am trying to program a new key to this car with a VAS 5052 but, I get this error "this is CAN-vehicle but no CAN-communication is possible". I have checked all fuses and power and grounds= ok I have power to data link connector I checked wires to...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L transmission VIN: WBAGF8325W
Hi all, I need fluid capacity specs for this beemer with the zf 5hp24/5spd automatic trans it is used so the torque converter is already full but the trans cooler lines and cooler have been flushed and are empty,also I need the fill procedure,I dont have acces...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Hesitation VIN: WBAGH8338X
Hey, The car runs great cold and most of the the time when hot. When warm there is a hesitation on accel from 1200 rpm to 1500 rpm. Otherwise the car has no known issues and runs great. We just replaced the timing chain, rails and tensioner. I was worried that...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63453
Good morning to all . we are looking for the descriptions and suggestions to correct of these codes ( 272A , 272B , 27AO). codes are retrieved by using Modis . no infos available to us about this. any help would be greatly appreciated . thanks and have a nice ...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L transmision VIN: WBANB33514
hey every body, hope you can help me. i have a high pitch noise under the car souns like belts or pulley noise coming from the transmision. the belts and pulleys been replace. i want to know if someone had this problem before, if yes please help!!
1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L straight tracking VIN: 1G1AP87H1D
Vehicle will not track straight on a crowned roadway. When driving on a crowned roadway, vehicle drifts out of straight ahead track and when reaching highpoint of roadway, it pulls firmly in either direction equally. Problem is slight on a level roadway. Probl...
2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25R1Y
hi, everyone this van was driven in ,running trouble look like running on 4 or 5 cylider, stored code were p0102, p0141 , p0171 . p0174 , p1351 , reman m.a.f , new ic installed but no improvment! on datastream show cylinder #2 and # 7 missing. fuel pressure ... Trouble codes: P0102 (m.a.f sensor), P0141 (o2 sensor b1 s2), P0171, P0174 (bank 2 lean), P1351
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...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
vehicle came in with engine light and misfire. cust did a tune up but did not fix problem. checked vac, looked for leaks, did fuel pressure test pressure was 50psi replace filter no change. pressure would drop of as soon as key was turned off. replaced fuel pu... Trouble codes: 300 (random/ multi missfire)
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GNFK16283
Vehicle is in due to Service 4x4 light on on dash, 4 wheel drive selector buttons inop. Scan of vehicle pulls up code 306 motor a/b circuit fault. Replaced encoder motor and Transfer Case Control Module and still same problem. Complete test of related circuitr...
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L ebcm VIN: 1GNDT13S67
i don't know what happened on this one. vehicle came in with a p2119,throttle body code, p0496 purge solenoid code.replaced both items and reflashed computer using snap on pass thru pro 2. runs great no codes, but now i have a abs and brake light on solid. i t...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WU58R47
is this a real code? can not find any info for this dtc. please help? Trouble codes: P3400
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L Turn signals VIN: 1GHCHC29K6
Hi everybody, and Thanks in advance for you suggestions. I'm having some difficulties trying to repair this Pick-up. Only The turn signals front right upper and lower do not work at all. Even when I turn on the emergency lights. All the rest work, although the...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R6Y
Car came in from another shop, they put in a used BCM from a 300m which I'm sure had SKIM and this car does not. They said car ran for a while then would not start. They put the OE BCM back in and now it is a no crank. There are no codes in any modules and I h...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18ZX2
Thank you all in advance for your time and expertise. I have a no start, no spark, no injection pusle. driving me crazy. My Solus is back at snappy getting the critical falure removed, and I am limited to a obd2 reader at this time. I have power to the PCM on ... Trouble codes: P1491
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB11XX2
The customer has been driving the van since replacing the sensor with only a loss of power one time.Like I stated earlier I ohmed out the harness and it checks out OK and did a wiggle test and everything is also fine.I was wondering if anybody knows of any kno... Trouble codes: P0340
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L belt VIN: 2D4GP44L75
Owner complaint of power steering loss,alt and ses lamp flash,belt noise heard when driving in wet weather or going thru water puddle.Inspected belt and belt tension-seems normal-splash shields in place and of course we cannot duplicate condition.Sure sounds l...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L light on VIN: 1D4HB48DX5
We have this 05 durango that belongs to the local sherriffs dept. and the tpms light is on, mitchell does not have any info regarding tpms untill 07, our tpms reset tool does not recognize tpms untill 06 for a durango and dodge says no wheel sensors in 05. tir...
1984 Ford F-250 XLT 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHF2612E
this truck came in and glow plug system did not work. tested and found temperature switch mounted in intake manifold that provides ground when cold malfunctioning. originally light would not come on and solenoid for glow plugs would not light up. replaced swit...
1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
Cam sensor. After tests, we have problem with CAM SENSOR. If anyone can help to find the sensor(used or new).All my sources fail to find it. Greatly appreciate. Peter
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: 1FTHX26F3T
Hello all, I am having a problem with this truck when cold only. It will start fine but runs poorly. I am not sure if it is missing or a blockage in the exhaust. It sounds like it could have a miss. When we drive it when cold it has no power, like the exhaust ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: 1FDWF37F5X
I have been around and around with this big ole guy. I am tired of looking at it. Alright I'm done crying. So I had a tech help request open on this thing not too long ago. This should be the link = for... Trouble codes: P1627 (Turb o Boost Pressure Too Low)
1999 Ford fLEETWOOD M/ 6.8L Cuts out VIN: 3FCNF53S1X
Vehicle cuts out! Feels like a primary ignition problem. When it does do it the tachometer falls momentarily,it will only do it under a load between 2500 & 3000 rpm intermitently. I'm not able to duplicate the problem at a stand still under a load,vehicle must... Trouble codes: P0503
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...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 2FMZA52443
sits after warm starts hard sometime and after filling tank fuel gauge will not go up until you cycle the key
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU42P23
Dead accelerator pedal intermittently , owner complains that when driving the engine slows down and stays running at idle , pull over turn off ingition switch and after restart every thing go back to normal , I drove the car for two days and can,t duplicate th...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14534
need some info from some ford techs--installed brand new crate motor drove for about 30 miles or so to make sure there were no problems-when you come to a stop after driving the engine wants to stall-you can shut it off-restart in park and it runs smooth until... Trouble codes: P0022 (cam timing over retarding bank two)
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L serpintine belt VIN: 1FDXE45P85
truck has broken belt alldata says remove cooling fan stator to change but has no info on that procedure. do you have to remove radiator first or is there a way to get belt in without removing stator? thanks in advance
2006 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L tpms VIN: 2FMZAS1656
We got this freestar in for a low tire light and code B2872. I looked at the tpms data and the right front was showing 0 psi. All the other was working. We put it in learn mode and try to relearn the sensor and left front beeped then I went to the right front ...
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSS34P87
this van has a problem where if it is left idling for say about 30-45 minutes, the a/c high side pressure climbs way up to about almost 300psi and the needle is fluctuating alot. it eventually blows a bunch of freon out of what i think is a pressure relief val...
2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L Oil Pan R&R VIN: 2FMDK49C38
Hi, Customer ran over a concrete parking lot barrier and cracked the oil pan. Vehicle is AWD and according to Alldata job involves engine R&R and disasembly of the front timing cover to get the oil pan off. Big job, 16.7 hours. If anyone out there has done one...
1996 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Stall, Lack of power VIN: F5TJ514291
While driving the truck it has a lack off power then it just stops running like the key is turned off.It well restart right away.Then it could quit and you have to wait and then it it'll restart.The data stream recorded shows the fuel temp. goes from 77 f to 1...
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK63U43
this denali is killing us. after a simple tune up and mass air flow sensor replacment and replacing the intake manifold assembly (burned through from shorted knock sensor harnness) causing vacuum leak. we replaced both knock sensors amd harness from gm.we did ... Trouble codes: P0101, P0171, P0174, PP300, P0327, P0332
2008 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLE 6.6L Brake pedal VIN: 1GTJCSS6X8
Thanks for any help! This truck lost its brake pedal about 300 miles after a 4 wheel brake job. It was returned to the dealer and the system was bled, which restored the pedal. After aprox.300 miles it lost the pedal again. The dealer replaced the master cylin...
1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6670W
here is a tough one. I have a honda civic here that the customer put a long block in himself which he said only came with the head and block so he used his original intake and exhaust. he drove it for 5 days and he says it was driving ok at first and then it ... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 (misfire 2), P0303 (misfire3), P0304 (misfire 4), P0300 (misfire), P1399 (misfire)
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JHLRD1851V
I have this Honda CR-V that will start and idle/drive fine, then after 10+ min of running it will stall/shut down. It won't restart until it cools down for 5-10 min. It has no spark when it doesn't start. Here's what I know: The ignition switch has been replac...
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JHMBB6242W
this car came in for a check engine lite pulled codes and found p0401 and p0420 customer opted to have cat repaired first came back two weeks latter for E G R valve. the valve was replaced pulled the plugs on intake manfolid and cleaned all egr ports all ports... Trouble codes: P0401, P0420
2001 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG22511
I removed the intake and EGR valve to completely ream the passages with an old brake cable and drill. Cleaned up into the upper intake and down the lower intake passage to the EGR valve ports. Cleaned the EGR valve. Carb sprayed all passages and blew out with ... Trouble codes: P1491 (EGR control malfunction/insuffient EGR lift)
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES16384
Customer was driving the car when it quit running and wouldn't restart. Was towed to my shop and everytime I crank it over it will start and run for one second then die. Thought it might be a security issue but checking through the diagnostic charts doesn't in...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJKX6243W
This car doesn't get a whole lot of use over the years. Several years ago we replaced the shifter cable for difficulty getting out of park. Customer didn't say anything for several years and now a few months back she reports that it really has never been fixed...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L brake light VIN: 1J4GW48N6Y
Thanks guys,first request for help.This vehicle keeps the red brake light on the dash always on.wiring from abs module to fluid level switch whole and not grounded.new switch and disconnecting or grounding switch makes no difference.E brake wire not grounded a...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L engine noise VIN: 1J4GL58K82
This vehicle came in with a ticking noise that seems to be comming from the left side of the motor at the top end migrating towards the center of the engine.I have taken the valve cover off and replaced the lash adjusters but the noise still remained. I then r...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 1J4GL58K22
Trans does not shift, no scan tool communication with the Trans Control Module. P1698 stored in PCM. Checked for TCM power at pins 11 & 56, none present. Attempting to trace multiple wires (white w/red tracer) that run in 4 different directions. Attempting to ...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L w/wipers VIN: 1J4HR58295
veh also has some abs codes and problems that i'm taking care of right now. don't think this is any problem,with int wiper but woryh mentioning. this is all i have for info that i can get for now.any info greatly appreciated,thank you
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPL16471
I have a 2001 Range Rover here that is immobilized.When you unlock the door the alarm sounds turn the key in the ignition and nothing happenes.The owner gave me a card from the dealer that said radio code but he said that he has unlocked the immobilizer with t...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L suspension/dr locks/charging/alarm VIN: SALME11483
driven 2-3 weeks with bad cell in battery (till battery light came on). then cust. parking in his garage and noticed the r/r turn signal only kept flashing with car off and key out of ignition. left parked overnight till battery died. then jumped started and d...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Service Oil light VIN: SALAD25456
This is my first time asking for help. I need the Proceedure for resetting the oil service reminder. I have checked the archives and nothing popped up. My MOD only showes proceedure up to 2005. Not sure if it is the same. This is a neighbor with several vehicl...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, VIN: JT8BF2868W
HAD A CODE P0420,the front flex pipe was blown out REPLACED cat and flex pipe assembly, and now the convertor and heated converotor montiors will not become ready, and it was been thru the proper drive cycles, Also the front two o2 are sitting at 655mvs. I am ...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A03
I have to fix this car I have to much time and money invested. The car came in customer complained about the car going into fail safe mode. I read all tsb on the car I replaced all plugs and coils I also checked valve cover gaskets and I will replace them befo... Trouble codes: P2107, P2110
1998 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
We need the immobilizer code to program the pcm since the immobilizer was replaced. Can any one help us in getting the code if we give the serial # of the new immobilizer? The Serial # is [...]. The part # is GE4T 67 5G2B. These other #'s are on it, Lucas...
2003 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ22533
Hi fellow techs, this one drives me crazy. The car came in for no start. Find out it's been overheating and stalled on the highway. Pressure test coolant system found all 4 cylinders filled with coolant. Due to concerns of damaged piston rings/cracked block, w...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22503
The car has a dead misfire on number 3 cylinder. I have 170 lbs compression. I put a rebuilt head tune up and same thing. I switched the injectors around no change. Trouble codes: P0303
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L engine oil VIN: JM1FE17N04
this car had the engine replaced under mazda warrenty 31k miles ago 31 months ago. now when checking the oil it is yellow foamy. i changed the oil and filter and drove about 100 miles. still shows signs og coolanf mixed with the engine oil. not to familer with...
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)
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DU55P4V
Customer is an older gentleman on fixed income who just purchased this vehicle. Vehicle is an intermittent no start, usually when hot. It will crank, but not start when hot. It is losing injector pulse and ignition coil triggers during the no start. Cranking r...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L charge nlight and batt light on at idle VIN: 4A3AA46G72
found previous harness repair to have broken wire to w/g at their repair connector and r/b wire corroded/broken repaired harness soldered and heatshrink tested charging system ..charging good 14.5 volts diode test good at idle charge and brake lights will illu...
1989 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN1HJ01PKT
thank for the help. car has a hesitation just off idle sometimes. dose not have to be under a load. some times it dose not.when it happens if i pinch off the fuel return the problem is gone but the fuel presser is around 60psi. check the injectors with the sco...
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L a/t check light VIN: JN1DA31A83
90% of the time when the car is first started the a/t check light flashes for about one minute then goes out and does not come back on until shut off and restarted. there are no dtc stored confirmed or pending. the transmission operates perfectly. we exchanged...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L Stall VIN: 5N1AR18W85
Customers concern was intermittent stalls which I have seen once right after a cold start in the bay and backing out for test drive. It cut off like power had been removed completly, no stumble, hesitation, etc. Car started right back up as if it had not happe... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel level sensor circuit), U1000 (CAN comm), U1001 (Cqn comm), P1446 (vent control valve), P1212 (TCS circuit), P1612 (NATS malf)

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1993 Acura Integra LS 1.8L clutch VIN: JH4DA9353P
first tahanks to all who replied to my post. i got a cable from honda and put it in and clutch is back to normal. cable from napa didn't seem to be bad after removal slid in and out with on resistance but new cable is a definite improvement and customer is hap...
1992 Audi 100 CS 2.8L Battery VIN: WAUFJ54A7N
Sometime during the day yesterday the draw jumped to 300 mili amps. I forgot tomentiom that the airbag light was on, and when I was removing the console to get to the controler, bingo! A huge mouse nest complete with chewed up wires. Repaired the wires and sti...
2006 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.2L Heater VIN: WAUKG74F56
I recieved a reply from Jonathan about the TSB, made a copy and gave it to the customer yesterday. The car is now at the dealer awaiting confermation of the problem, and they may cover it under his extended warranty. If anything comes of this,I will let you k...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGF8325W
The fix I have gone with is a used one from a wrecking yard witth 84000 miles and a six month warranty I did this because when inspeting a little more I found big chunks of metal in the pan,so thank again for all your advice.
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Steering VIN: WBANA535X4
i found one broken wire on angle sensor at steering rack .. after repair the wire resest it ... all ok now thanks for the help
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1YY3388M
shout out to derrick in illinois blocked off the iac and got idle to drop like it should be so i concluded that the iac wasnt shutting all the way check for power had a sporratic signal YES YOU KNOW WERE WE ARE GOING "ECM" replaced the computer and the problem...
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1BL52P8R
1994 Chevrolet Astro LT 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GBDM19W3R
The last thing we wanted to do is pull the upper intake back off.Turns out that dan hit this evil thing on the head by replacing the nut kit.(the feed and return lines).Thanks to all 23 replies.Ya'll are great. Chris
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L brake booster VIN: 1GCEK19R2W
Got lots of replies fast. Thanx for clearing up something I hadnt been aware of as a problem w/this noise on alot of vehicles I work on. I'll be noting this as a problem in the future. Although the customer declined the repair @ this time, we did check it out...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GCCS1443Y
When 33 out of 33 Techs said replace the sender, I replaced the sender and yes, it was the sender. I thought maybe I had a gauge problem as well as a sender but no, gauge is fine. Pulling the tank and attaching my Ohm meter to the leads of the sender and getti...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L fluctuating duty cycle VIN: 2G1WH55K52
Thanks everybody for your responses. We decided to go with a mention from Lane from Michigan. He mentioned how the latest software updates have repaired this problem for him. So before spending too much money on this vehicle we went with the update. Test drove...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L radio lighting VIN: 2G1WF52E43
To all, I wish to thank our loyal iATN'ers that have given me the guidance I need. Had some valuable comments and suggestions. It sure is good to be able to ask for advice with people that really know how it's done. I recieved responses from Bob, Tim, Richa...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 3GNFK16Z64
Thanks for all the replies. I was looking forward to opening this thing up and seeing what was wrong. Most of you agree on 3-4 clutch, or acummulator piston. Customer wants vehicle back by this Sat. so he elected to go with a reman trans to speed up job. So I ...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
hi the impala just came back in and found the map sensor to be the problem even though it was reading thanks for all your help
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL15C86
Had many helpful emails. I found that the o2 that i replaced were not the correct o2 s. Thanks to all that helped. Trouble codes: P0300 (miss fire detected), P0053 (b1s1 heater resistance range), P0134 (low o2 activity b1 sensor1).
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 5.3L airbag light VIN: 3GNEC12J07
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B3HD46FVH
We did everything we could, swapped injectors etc. After further interviewing the customer they had a head gasket failure and drove it a while with it, probably causing cylinder damage. Thanks for the input.
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L readiness monitors VIN: 2B4GP45G5X
Well unfortunately I could not fix this vehicle however I learned a lot about chrysler flex fuel. With the high ethanol levels the computer will not allow the monitors to run in the first place. After several refueling events, (3 gallons or more) I started try...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L drive belt VIN: 1B4GP44L4X
Thanks to everyone who responded to my request. Everything that was suggested by the tech help line was already done before asking for help. The harmonic balancer was also replaced without any change. Crank did have some thrust play which possibly could be gla...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1D7HU18D93
I called the customer and shared some of the replys sent to me. He was called several times to bring truck in for repairs. I belive he cleaned the throtle plates himself. Lesson learned don't share tech information with customer before vehicle is in shop for r... Trouble codes: P2106, P2175.
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U9X
Special thanks to Dustin from Michigan for talking about injectors. after following everyones suggestions as well as retesting a bunch of stuff on my own, I got a number off one of the injectors and called ford. they told my this was not the correct injector f... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L ABS Module VIN: 1GTGG29R81
I'm sorry but I have no real useful info to add to this post. My testing led me to suspect a faulty EBCM out of the box. This van was sublet to me from "Shop A". The EBCM I installed was bought by the other shop and delivered to me by th GM dealer. After shari...
2006 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHG39V86
This van is fixed!! I got many helpful replies Roger suggested removing the end foam between the intake and the block, and smoke testing the intake. I thought this was a great idea that foam seals pretty good if you had a small leak you might not see the smoke... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhaust bank 1), P0174 (Lean exhaust bank 2).
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L Stall in D cold VIN: 1J4GZ5S3PC
Well, I flushed cooler, filled a quart bottle in 25 seconds. I checked the check-valve, that checked out. Sent to a trans shop and they said the valve body had a piece of a seal stuck in it, so we opted for the overhaul taking milage into consideration. A n...
1999 Lexus SC300 3.0L Engine VIN: JT8CD32Z4X
Ok so this is what I figured out. When I initially went to tear down this pig, I set the intake cam/VVT-i to what I thought was in time but actually was not. When attempting to start after making repairs, thats when the damage occured. Once i pulled it back...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM97V8W
Thanks for the responses...after checking the power and grounds we found the ground to the ecm was lost. There was a broken wire in the harness near the ecm.
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L wont recover VIN: WXYY928799
many many thanx to all who replied.lower ball joints was the culprit.furtur inspection i noticed they had been replaced before ,who ever did them left out the grease fittings.cust opted for new ones installed and realignd alls well thanx again
2006 Maserati Quattroporte Sport Gt 4.2L Remainder Light VIN: ZAMCE39A36
Thanks so much for the info. Its to bad manufactures will keep the maintenance reset for them selfs. My customer will have to drive over 60 miles to get it reset.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L brake lights VIN: WDBBA48D4H
special thanks to edgar [...] with his detailed info.problem was exterior lamp control unit.with assistance pressing brake pedal cked power at #1-11-3 no power took box apart and resolder meled area,fixed the problem,location is on passenger side(not on the ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L active body control pump VIN: WDBSK75F03
Thank you to all who responded. Very helpfull information. I have elected to not touch this vehicle, due to lack of tools and experience. Looks like my freind is going to trade it in for a New Mercedes. Thankks again.
2001 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L61
Well sorry for the wait the customer took the car and hasen't brought it back. I got several good replies from fuel pump a very common problem on these. Intake gaskets leaking vacuum or possible crank sensor problem causing a fake missfire code. Sorry for the ... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl. 4 misfire), P0305 (cyl. 5 misfire), P0306 (cyl. 6 misfire).
2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
i have not fixed this vehicle. customer doesnot want to spend money on it. they still have do lot work with body, suspension. there were lot helpfull information. but i still could not make my mind. some people say check the intake leak smoke test it,no leak f... Trouble codes: P0172 (systm rich bank 1), P0325 (knock sensor).
2000 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L unknown VIN: 3N1CB51D3Y
the computer can not be reprogramed i am waiting to try with another computer i have check everything i check the solonoids and its ok and the battery is fine and and altenator volts is 14.30 as soon has i try one i ll let you know one more thing as soon sa i ...
2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Ride Height VIN: 1N4AL21E37
First of all, thank you to the two members that considered helping me in my first request since joining. However only the obvious was suggested and was of no real value. For instance I had already looked in the trunk for heavy objects that would affect ride...
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Timing chain cover VIN: 1G3WH12MOV
Thanks for so many replies. Everyone agreed that it can be done without removing oil pan. It is a pretty easy job. Did not have to loosen motor mount, just leave it alone.The 2 oil pan bolts into the timing chain cover were easy to access. Michael had a good i...
2007 Pontiac G6 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, spark knocking VIN: 1G2ZG58B17
Thanks to those who replied, found bad converter. We didn't repair the vehicle here, it was covered under warranty through the dealer, but customer called us and said it was fixed. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0301, P0420.
2002 Rolls Royce ARNAGE 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SCBL31E82C
Thank you very much to all for tacking time trying to help. This customer is out of country and we are waiting for car to come back. I will post any fix as soon this will hapen. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0128 (Thermostat Regulating Temperature).
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Engine Missfire VIN: YS3FB45S53
Thanks to those that responded. This car has been returned to the customer for about a week now. We never could trace a missfire to specific cylinder or come up with anything definative enough to warrant part replacement or engine disassembly. The only thing t...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Unable to refuel VIN: 3VWCK31C05
Thanks for the replies. I replaced the canister assembly that came with the LDP and LDP filter as well. Took it and filled it with fuel with no problem. A VW parts/tech had told me that there was an updated LDP filter but the canister and filter looked ident...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L abs module VIN: WVWCE63B95
Thanks for helping, guys. I checked the tire circumference and the Steering senros output. Both were OK. The customer didn't want to spend the money for me to check the wheel speed sensors or tone rings, though they read OK up to the 25 KPH cutout. I wanted ...
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