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1997 Acura CL 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NUYA1245V
The Short Term Fuel Trims at idle goes from 0 up to 10, at light cruise it goes from 5-30, under load it's between 0-10. The long term slowly creeps whle driving at cruise. No vacuum leaks found (checked hot and cold multiple times) Identifix was contacted an... Trouble codes: P0171
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9328V
I had this car come in over the summer and it had a P0420 stored I replacee the cat the down stream O2 sensor. When I was driving it the cam sensor went and I replaced that. It came back in with in October with the same code and the cat was ratting.(it is a Bo... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat effeciency)
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD6320W
Hello techs, I have the BMW blues... After replacement of the ABS module and coding, I was able to get communication with scan tools. I road tested the vehicle and the light returned. I scanned it for codes with the Launch and got 23 (variant coding), 14 (ABS ...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Power Locks & Windows VIN: 1G6DM57714
Hello All. This Cadi came in w/door locks & windows inoperative. The 2 rear windows make a slight grunt noise w/switches in down position. This car is wet in the rear floorboard & trunk. All locks and windows work when commanded by Tech 2. The DDCM has a B3832...
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L engine VIN: 1G1YY23P0P
This car was brought in with a shake at 3000 rpm and above. The customer had ignition & balancer replace at a Chevy dealer and the problem is still present. I was able to determine the shake is a vibration, the engine is not misfiring. I thought it was possibl...
2006 Chevrolet Optra LS 2.0L cylinder head VIN: Z16K287877
hi doing a head gasket on this 06 optra 2.0 dohc and my shop key has no info. i would like torque specs hope someone can help. thanks mike
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L starter VIN: 1GCHK23D96
noise from starter during starter overrun there is a distinct pinging metalitic noise . we replaced the flex plate and starter but the noise has not gone away the starter fits in a machined fixed opening so there is very little adjustment .
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 Mustang SVO 2.3L Cooling fan VIN: 1FAB228T3E
Greetings Ford Gurus...This Turbo 2.3L sat for several years and the owner's high school age son has decided to resurect it. Amazingly it didn't take all that much to get it to run but the cooling fan will not work on it's own and the engine will run up past 2...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L abs system VIN: 1FDKF37GCR
we have a 1994 f-350 caband chassis with a abs light that comes on at 13mph and stays on until key off. light only appears after you drive 13 mph or higher on every key cycle. checked code only code given after repairs is code 16 system o.k.. checked all power...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
This car came in for repair of fire damage after it was totaled by the owner's insurance. It was minimally damaged as it was parked next to a car that caught fire. When I started the car to move it I experienced an uneven, hunting up and down idle. The car had...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L power windows VIN: 1FTZF1729X
Veh. has been sitting for 30 /40 days, now customer brings it in, theft led on all the time, no codes, after three days the battery is dead, no draw. We have had the Veh. for four days, no sign of a draw. Thinking possible RAP Module, or GEN Module, any help w...
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)
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L tach,temp VIN: 1FMSU45PX3
Have a ford excursion with cluster issues.Tach,Trans tep,coolant gauges all drop to zero intermittly.cel also goes off and on.Checked charging system and batteries.ok,no a/c voltage.power and grounds to cluster good when problem is happening.sent out cluster t...
2005 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP56U35
this car will idle poor surges and stalls only when cold first thing in the morning it acts like a bad iac valve but we had one here to try, did not change Trouble codes: P0300
2006 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU175X6
TEST DROVE, RESET P0305 QND P0171 ON HARD Accel. bucks. pops, skips on wide open throttle. #5 compression 125 psi running. Customer(used car dealer) wanted Ford dealer opinion, Ford reccomended all plugs and coils after diagnosis. We replaced all plugs with fo... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire 5 under load), P0171 (lean bank 1 under load)
2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L 2-1 Down Shift VIN: 1GKEC16Z42
This 4l60E on a 2-1 down shift hesitates briefly before going into 1st and bangs into gear. This condition only happens at very low speeds. No codes are stored in PCM. I shifted it with my scanner several times back and forth and the outcome was the same. If t...
2004 GMC C5500 Topkick C5C042 6.6L connecting rod VIN: 1GDE5C1184
i need torque specs on the connecting rod bolts and the cylinder head bolts for this engine any help will be great! thanks, marc
1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L cruise control
hi all,just finished clutch on this car and cust says the cruise does not work now.i have checked a few things on the ststem, all is connected as it was.the only thing i touched was the reverse switch connector.i have tested the connection and the switch,both ...
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 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18651
Hello, thanks for your time in advance. This vehicle came in with P1399 showing and engine light flashing. Other cylinder misfire codes existed for cyls. 2,3,and 4. Compression test good. Exhaust valves were tight, adjusted to spec. with no change. Spark plugs... Trouble codes: P1399 (Random multiple cyl. misfire)
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L leaks oil VIN: 5FNRL18973
I am aware of the TSB for the block being porous, and I have the stuff I need to do this job. My problem is that the oil leaks off the back of the rear head all over the rear engine mount (by the firewall). We cleaned this off and watched it but can not exactl...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Surge VIN: 1J4GW58N8Y
Hello to all the jeep techs. This one is starting to be a puzzler. Customer stated the vehicle surges but not all the time. He did say the mil lt came on once but went off. When it arrived I scanned it to see what was in history and was amazed to see P0201 & P... Trouble codes: P204&
2003 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12603
Customer brought the car in, running fine, wanted spark plugs installed and a power steering leak checked out. I replaced the plugs and then the car wouldn't start. I found that there was no spark out of the plug wires. There were no codes but the scan tool wa...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L dimmer control VIN: JT8UF11EXM
customer complains, he cannot dimm down the instrument lights. they are to bright at night. turning dimmer control knob does nothing. new switch does the same as old. could be worse problems , but the customer is not happy. any help would be greatly appreciate...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMFU28R93
This is my Mother in laws car so any infromation would be greatly appriciated. I took the cvover off the driver side and I took the #5 coil and #6 and changed them and did the plugs the same way so I know that is not my problem. I also put fuel pressure gauge ... Trouble codes: P0306
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...
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Starting VIN: 1YVFP80C66
Hi everyone out there. I was just needing to know if I could program a key to this vehicle. I didnt know if there was a procedure to code it to the vehicle or if I needed a factory scan tool. We have an aftermarket flasher and Genisys scan tool. The cust alrea...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L pads VIN: WDBFA68F8X
Customer came in with a very bad squeel. Was about due for brakes anyway so we replaced pads and rotors. Came back about two weeks later squeaking as bad or worse than before. Contacted Mercedes, they sold us some high dollar greese, they promised would fix it...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J73
Would like some input from the iATN collective about this C230. Has arrived here with new owner and MIL on. First time I have seen this model too. CTS reports coolant temperature at 63c after extended idle. Will remain at 63 during drive of 15 minutes. High... Trouble codes: P2004 (CTS B11/4 Thermostat performance.)
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...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S1Y
ok this one has just been a mess!engine swap job came in monday...someone had already started taking apart repaced engine with one from salvage yard.when all was done vehicle is now a no start.i have checked all connections all seem ok,has spark,has good injec...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33587
Hi need some help from you mini fans. We are having trouble with the code definitions. Generic scan tool says they are all evap related. Our Launch scan tool under vehicle specific says they are codes 2728,272c,272a,272b and that they all have to do with fuel ... Trouble codes: P2419, P2401, P2418, P2400
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...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L L/R door VIN: JN8AR07YXY
I have a 2000 pathfinder with the L/R door that will not open from the inside or outside. The door is unlocked. The child safety lock is NOT on!! and clicks when I sneak a screwdriver in to move it. The outside and inside handles feel like they are not engagin...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
The speedometer doesn't work on this car. I have checked power and ground to cluster and all are ok. I did the diagnostic check and all gauges sweep. This car does not have a speed sensor in the transaxle. Alldata shows pin 15 on the cluster going to the speed...
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3WH52M7S
I need your help on this car,the problem is engine wont start so I started checking fuses,the fuse for fuel injection is blown but it blows right away as soon as i make an attemp to install one,tried to disconnect sensor wires one by one but the fuse still blo...
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Blend door VIN: 1G2HX52K8T
Just wondering if any GM guys have seen this. Before repair mode doors would not change, replaced programmer and blend door accuator with good used one? Now mode doors change like they are supposed to but blend door works backwards, cold is hot and hot is cold...
2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L turn signals VIN: 2G2FV22G91
This car uses the front turn signal filament part of the bulbs for turns signals and daytime running lights. After two day's of driving the bulbs burn out and are blackened. bulb# 3457 power and ground circuits check good for body and engine. power and groung ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: YS3FB49S23
Customer reports fills tank, but fuel gauge reads empty. Then after driving a short while, gauge will come up and read correctly for the remainder of the tank. Symptom will repeat at next fill up. Since must remove tank to access pump/sender assembly, wanted t...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L Passlock System VIN: 1G8JW52R41
Hey guys and girls, this one is killing me. The car came into the shop as a crank/no-start with the customer requesting we replace the CKP with information found on the internet. Replaced CKP per request, vehicle still crank/no-start. Customer asked for diagno...
2004 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L ext lights,radio VIN: 1G8AJ54F64
i have a 04 vue with electrical problem.when taking car out of park,engine running or w/key on eng off and lights off the radio lights,taillights and front park lights flash rapidly.if i turn lights on problem goes away.also inst panel lights will flash if tur...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L diff VIN: 4S3BG6853V
started with at temp lite flashing 16 times only at start up and car binds up in turns.. put in fuse for fwd system works fine when fwd lite is on if you have to make a sharp turn the fwd lite turns off and it binds again fuse is in system but is not in fwd
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD21V1V
Hello looking for suzuki help. This sidekick with 1.8l engine was running badly, no power on accel intermittant stall and rough run also miss fire,Installed new plugs and corrected miss fire, engine code 103 mass air sets and engine quit when wiggle testing ma... Trouble codes: 103 (mass air high)
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Fuel gauge VIN: JT3HN86R2X
I check the connections at fuel pump and behind instrument cluster. Appear to be good. Did feul gauge test with 3.4 watt bulb, gauge sweeps up and low fuel light comes on(flashes). Reinstalled instrument cluster and performed recalibration on fuel gauge. Gauge...
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)
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L hybrid VIN: JT2BK18U52
Toyota techs I need help. 2002 Prius came in. Vehicle has triangle hazard light on dash area as well as the center display states problem, and shows a (PS) a (battery) and a (car with a exclamation down the center) I have codes P3000 HV battery malfunction & p...
2008 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L Rear HVAC VIN: 5TDZK23C18
Vehicle came in due to no/little rear heat. Front heat is good. Vehicle came from another shop that had replaced the engine and later thermostat due to overheating. Made sure system was bled properly. Checked rear heater core and radiator for restrictions, ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L oil burning VIN: 3VWBB61C8W
Customer blew up engine about a year ago due to lack of oil. At owners request we istalled a used motor. After 500 miles oil level light came on,down 1 quart of oil, replaced the breather valve on the valve cover , there are no oil leaks,but still burning oil...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L lifters VIN: 9BWGP61J32
replaced the timing belt with a complete kit water pump , bolts , pullies , tensoiner , car had lower power than before and an engine noise . removed valve cover and found a broken lifter , all other lifters are worn badly, replaced lifters and car has power b...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAE63B45
Customer Stated It Happen Abruptly ,It Has A Clyd. Down .Runs Very Rough, No Power Low End, Smokes, Checked And Changed Fuel Filter, Fuel In Old Separator Looked Great, Air Filter New, Dropped And Changed Oil, No Metal Or Shimmer,Other Forum Suggested Excessiv... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 missfire 16687)
2006 Volkswagen Transporter 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV1ZZZ7HZ7
Hi, Have a 1.9 tdi VW van with exhaust pressure and turbo pressure faults, have checked hoses to exhaust pressure sensor and checked particulate filter only 18% dirty. Also checked and smoked all inlet pipes (no leaks). Checked boost pressure with vcds, 2050 m... Trouble codes: 00113, 00113, 00056
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L ps steering
We changed rack last fall.Rack was leaking. Came back jan 12th no power steering. Changed pump flushed fluid with ps fluid. Worked for 2 days. Changed rack flushed with ps fluid. worked for 2 days.Changed pump again. Good for 2 days.All after market. Changed p...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Turbo VIN: YV1TS90D41
we have a 2001 volvo s80 t6 here at the shop and need to replace the o-rings and/or gaskets for the turbo oil feed and return lines. our question to you techs is has anyone done this repair before? and if so, what was your estimated time of completion? trying...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ59255
Because of the Limited information on Volvo I am sharing this problem car. The original Code was P101. Smoked checked and cleaned the MAF. A short while later the light came back on and we suggested they go to the Dealer due to no information listed in Mitchel... Trouble codes: P0101 (ECM-121B Maf Mass Airflow Sensor code)

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1996 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA2655T
after 2 weeks of helpfull replays i want to check distributor but the owner chose no to keep going w/ diagnostic and he dove the car to the house ,he said came back when have more money...
1997 Acura Integra RS 1.8L srs VIN: JH4DC4351V
Thanks to everyony for the help. it turns out that the SRS module is at fault. Can't get one from salvage yard without purchasing air bags as well. So we will just wait for the customer to make a decision.
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Hesitation VIN: WBAGH8338X
Thanks for all the feedback. The issue has cleared up. I recomended the customer use premium top tier fuel, as per BMW TSB. This has fixed it. Thanks again. Cheers Nathaniel
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Heater VIN: WBAAM3340Y
After replacing the thermostate we spliced in a clear hose from the htr core to the tank. That confirmed no air was getting in the system yet we had no flow at Idle. The key to this whole mess was no flow to the heater core from the head at idle. Since during ...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: XXXLP54050
This one has been gone for a few weeks so I'm pretty sure it is safe to say it is fixed. As a couple of you said, there is a TSB that addresses several odd oxygen sensor codes and the fix is a software update to the DME. Updated the DME, took it for an exten... Trouble codes: P0161 (Insufficient heat output oxygen sensor bank2 behind cat).
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63453
Hello to all . we decided to send this beast to dealer . we could not reset fuel adaption as some suggested ,the long term fuel trim go back to zero when DTC is reset ,then it went up slowly , it will take about 30 miles to get to the adaption limit .Here is ...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L oil leak VIN: WBANB33534
everbody was right a funny looking o ring seal behind the alternator bracket was the leak.. its a block off for an opp oil cooler. seal was rock hard. thanks for all the help...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63464
sent the car to the dealer , hoping to get them to cover it under extended emission warranty, they said they had to reflash the computer, but not covered under any warranty ??? oh well what can u do Trouble codes: P1434 (HUMIDITY COUNTER OVERFLOW bmw code 10189).
1994 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G4WF55L4R
Hey family, i'm back with good news!!! I got this puppy purring again like a champ, I want to thank everybody who answered to my help request, you have overwhelmed me with a lot of good information, i did all the check ups that you guys told me, and this car w...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L oil pump VIN: 3G5DB03E32
Hey guys just wanted to say thanks for all the help. I replaced the oil pump shaft and disassembled the pump, the pump was fine so I went into the transmission and found that the reaction gear and planetary gear assemblies were stripped. I overhauled the trans...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.6L No Start VIN: 3G5DB03704
There has been no other issues with our Buick. Had good replies after the update. Very informative and helpful, thank you. Ross found two TSB'S relating to my condition and reprograming was the fix on both issues. I think this may be the first request for thi... Trouble codes: P1631.
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L high idle VIN: 2G1WL52M4T
Thanks Guys for all the help. It ended up being the driver in the ecm. Ray
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T31
hey guys sorry im so late sending this, the problem turned out to be a bad injetor driver in the ecm. I replaced the ecm and it runs great, I don't think the kid has shut it off since. once again thanks forall your help. Trouble codes: P0200 (injector circuit malfunction), P0300 (misfire detected).
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Pump VIN: 3C8FY4BB61
Problem as most all said was resevoir screen. Had a good clue added when I ordered from Chrysler they said the local distribution center had 28 in stock, must be a reason for that. After seeing new resevoir, I could see the fine mesh screen. You won't clean th...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Timing Belt VIN: 2C8GM68424
Thanks for all the great replies. The car is back together & running great. I did not loosen any rocker arms. I did what donald in montana suggested, i made my own marks about 3 teeth before tdc & used those marks to line everything up just in case something...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L burned ecm VIN: 1B7HC16X5Y
Several of you were right. The PCM supplies power to the alternator, trans relay, and the leak detection pump through this wire. We went looking for a short by bypassing the ASD relay so that the black/green wire was always hot, then putting a 2 amp fuse in ...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Hesitation, NO POWER VIN: WD2YD74283
John and Edger hit it right on the head. The white wire was rubbed thru right where they thought it would be. Right by the right body brace/ core support. This site rules, if it wern't for this site alot of mechanics would be getting out of this field. I learn... Trouble codes: P1470 (08- boost pressure solinoid open or shortedto ground).
1984 Ford F-250 XLT 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHF2612E
Combination of issues. batteries not fully charged but close. caused engine speed to be lower. fuel pressure a little on low side but within spec. and injector wear. with block heater and glow plug system working will start on cold mornings now. just old and w...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L serpintine belt VIN: 1FDXE45P85
got great replies, yes i was able to get belt in by taking radiator loose and pulling forward tip about clip that locks tensioner a big help
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Cylinder leakage
Hi all, want to say thank you for your replies and advice. They were helpful. The EGR cooler tested out o.k., and an inspection of the headgasket on Bank2 showed carbon stains between the gasket and head. There were no stains between the gasket and block. A...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L monitors VIN: 1FTRF14W95
Thanks to all that replied. What I found is a P1233 code, Fuel Pump Driver Module, which was only found in Ford Factory OBD. No MIL on, no pending codes, but this code has something to do with readiness monitors. I guess eventually vehicle won't start. Part is...
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSS34P87
Thanks for all of the help. I am positive that the electronic fan clutch is bad. Unfortunately this is a company van and I have to get authorization from a fleet service and the fan clutch is covered under Ford's warranty apparently so we won't be allowed to...
1992 GMC MOTORHOME 454CID v-belts VIN: 1GBKP37N8N
Well, I got the M/H back to Colorado. Thanks for all the help and ideas. The P/S belt goes on first, still having issues with the A/C belt so it's not installed at this time. The last belt to go on is the serp. belt and it lines up very nicely. So, is this the...
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3GKFK16Z14
We loosend and retightened all grounds...no change, we disconnected both frnt o2 sensor and drove ...no change, we disconnected all 4 o2 sensors test drove ...no change, we exersized every electrical connector in engine comparment , transmission , gas peddle, ...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0L glow plug module VIN: 1GTHK24284
Found wiring rubbed thru to bracket over driver's side valve cover. There are two harnesses, one over the top of the other. It was the lower harness, one single wire just before the connector had rubbed thru to the support bracket.
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES16384
Thanks to all who replied to this help request, Hai from Iowa hit it out of the park as it was the cam one tooth out of time! I still don't understand why if the computer is going to shut the ignition down for being out of synch why doesn't it set a DTC? Thank...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73D82
Well, I dropped the tank, and yes it was filled with sand. But the reason it was full of sand was the filler neck was rotted out. There was SO much sand behind the "protective cover" that it molded a sand cake around the filler neck. so, thats why there was no...
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Valves, head, pistons VIN: SAJDA42C41
This car is coming apart as I write this closing post. I have not closed it sooner because the owner had money issues and was only able to afford the deposit to get me started as of late last week. The valve covers, both exhaust cams and the timing cover are o...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L brake light VIN: 1J4GW48N6Y
Thanks guys.I took a hammer to the master cylinder resevoir and the light went out.I would have to say the float was stuck in resevoir.
1996 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFA1258T
Hello guys thanks for all the replies the short ended up as the rear o2 sensor was rusted out and burnt through the wires I forgot to check this one in the diagram, then it still would not start the computer and the dist were toast the cust towed it out withou...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Steering VIN: SALMB11413
aloha techs, very sorry for the delay in replying, but we have been having a lot of problems with our network and internet connections. anyway the abs had a code for brake sw on permanantly, i had 2 different people watch the brake lights and say they were o...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Blower motor VIN: 5LMFU28R73
This ended up being the blower control modual as most of you said i ordered the part then the customer said its working normal know but she is coming back for me to install the modualthanks
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L headrest VIN: WDBTJ75JX3
thanks for all the replies.after numerous attempts to initialize the seats,i finally decided to go a different route,as some suggested and locate a scan tool to get into the door modules.i am fairly certain that there are codes in there pertaining to the batte...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Pad sensor VIN: WMWRC33443
Sorry to take so long in giving the answer to this. The cutome failed to come back to the shop after I replaced the sensors so that I could try the responses the members left. The customer said the light is now out and it went out on its own. I'm not sure if s...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AK44Y4S
The car ended up needing the main ECU...We scoped all the signals at the ECU and would loose power...We were so skeptical at first because of the way we would loose signals to the crank sensor and ascd relay...Any way we put a rebuilt ECU in and all is good.....
1987 Nissan D21 2.4L Misfire VIN: JNGND1186H
Thank you for all of your responses. I generally don't use "backyard" repairs, but customer didn't want to put much money in a $500 truck. We found an item called an "Anti-Fouler", it is sold under the "Help" line of products, part number 42004. It is a space...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CAZ1D7X
The MAF failed again.. I replaced it again and the vehicle runs fine. thanks for all the help! ray Trouble codes: P0100 (maf), P1320 (Primary Ignition Signal Fault), P0301 (Misfire Cyl. 1).
1999 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB4103X
Hi Nissan techs, Thanks for all the replys. I replaced the ecm and the car is fixed. It also fixed the p0335 code that this always used to set. We do have a few customers who drive these vintage sentras and we have not seen a bad ecm on these yet ...but the...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Day Time Running lights VIN: 1N4BA41E45
Well the DTRL continue to work so I will call it fixed the replies I had pointed to bad solder on the DTRL module .This car uses a relay in the fuse box by the LF headlight and wiring splits left and right so if the problem comes back I will dig into the harne...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6AD07UU7
Well we will consider this one fixed as the owner is resolved to accept his situation. I cleaned the MAF although it did not appear to be very dirty if at all. Fuel pressure was normal, air filter was clean and fuel filter is in the tank so my work is done for...
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