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2004 Alfa Romeo 147 20.0L gearshift
alfa selespeed select 1st or reverse you have to hold the shifter in the gear to select then falt symbol apears. ran diagnostic fault gear shift selector faults pumpo relay. replaced shifter ass and relay will log same faults as you still have to hold shifter ...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Thermostat Housing VIN: 1C3EL46R12
This vehicle came in with coolant leak in the thermostat housing area. This is the 2.7 engine with the thermostat located on the lower LF side of the engine block behind the AC compressor and Alternator. I replaced the thermostat housing, gasket,thermostat,and...
2008 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3LC46K08
The customer states the vehicle will run fine and ocassionaly kill when started or while coming to a stop. The concern seems to be intermittent. When the concern is happening the vehicle at times will restart and other times will only crank with a no start con... Trouble codes: P2107 (Electronic Throttle Control Processor)
1985 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Head gaskets VIN: 1FABP26A6F
This car actually has a 351W. The problem I have is that I have to replace the head gaskets. My question is which way do the gaskets go? The reason I ask is this is the second time around. Both gaskets have front stamped on them. (That is where the coolant por...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L abs VIN: 1FTZR15V1X
testing includes hooking up scanner and receiving code c1101, accleration speed fault, i replaced the little black sensor on the drivers frame rail by the fuel filter. cleared all o.b.d.-11 codes, and the very next day a.b.s. light is back on with the same cod...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1252124526
Once the PCV collapsed hose elbow was replaced, code P0171 cleared and code P2195 is now present (O2 sensor indicates lean). Trouble codes: P2195 (Lack of HO2S -11 Switch sensor indicates lean)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L 4x4 low VIN: 1FTSX21575
This thing is a headache, she came to us stuck in four wheel low. After following the Ford process I changed the encoder motor, and all was well for a week. Now it's back, and four of us had a shot at her. Now you park in 2 high and come out and she's stuck in...
1999 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire
Hot or cold, intermittent misfire ALL cyls. Checked data w/ Modis = Good. CAT was tested @ exhaust shop = Good. MIL doesn't come on w/ KOEO allthe time. If I turn key off and wait 15 sec's, MIL comes on, KOEO. Leaning toward VCM replacement. Been looking @ thi... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165XY
Third time is a charm. Really need to get this one fixed. Intially came in with mil on dtc p1491 only. Tech replaced egr valve. Came back in week later with the mil on dtc p1491 only ( codes were prevously cleared). I function tested the valve and would not re... Trouble codes: P1491
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L ecm/ cluster VIN: 1J4FA49S81
jeep is a crank no start, gauges are not working, indicators are proving out, engine light comes on with some delay. pcm is not communicating. put clusterinto self test, have codes 60 and 68. bus codes? fuses are good.
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L shift motor VIN: 1J4HR48N85
05 Grand Cherokee whineing noise when coasting,we put vehicle on lift and spin the wheels at about 1500 rpm the transfer case shift motor is clearly making the noise.This is a full time 4x4 system,vehicle has ABS,and vehicle stability system.It appears as soon...
2004 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L evap codes VIN: KNDUP13104
I have an evap code p0446. I have performed all the electrical and diagnostic procedures that KIA has set forth on their tech website. The pscv and ccv valves have been checked and replaced with new parts from kia and problem persists. All of the harness conne... Trouble codes: P0446
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L sbc VIN: WDBUF65J63
This is a 2003 (10/02) E320 with 112.949 engine and SBC brakes. Customer had red warning lights come on "no brakes" (or something like that) indicated, and brakes did not work; pulled off road, then could not get car out of park. Car was flat bedded to us. Car...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Cuts out VIN: WP0AB296XL
Greetings. First time asking for diagnostic help. Car is an early production c2, clean, well maintained, low mileage. Initially car was brought in for a pre-purchase inspection. went over it, including compression & leakdown. Only faults found were a few mi...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BF28B4Y
when car is hot after excessive stop and go driving,sometimes wo,nt restart and if it does it will die and wo,nt rev up.once it sits and cools down it will start fine and might run ok for a few days,then no start real errattic.any help highly appreciated. Trouble codes: 1705 (trans), 420 (cat)
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

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L passlock sys VIN: 1G1ND52JX1
Well, I spoke to the lady that owns the car today and she told me that she called the dealer(turns out she had an ignition switch put in less than a year ago) and the dealer was kind enough to warranty it for her and also informed her that she had way too many...
2001 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L Wipers VIN: 1Y1SK52801
First Thanx to every one who replied. What I over looked and for got to mention is the windshield washer was not workin on either vehicle mentioned in my request for help. As your replies suggested the answer would be found in a good wiring diagram (Thank You ...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L ac clutch VIN: 2C4GP54L63
I hate to say it, but I don't think there was anything wrong with this van, or the other one we had that was doing the same thing. These vans are both owned by a used car dealer, and the only reason we were checking the AC was because it was part of a routine ...
1989 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y8K
Wow what a overwhelming repsonse. IATN is the best. Everyone who said injectors were right on. The customer decided to replace them all and all is well. Thank you all.
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1ZVFT85H25
Unfortunatley I was not able to go home. I had borrowed the tool from a dealership and only had one day to do the repair. Ended up finially getting it done around 8:30pm. I had to use a washer on top of the valve spring in between the tool to get enough cleara...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18651
Hello all and thank you for all the replies. I tried to answer each one individually if I missed one I apologize. This vehicle is fixed. Before I replaced the MAP sensor I had another tech swap out the cap and rotor as I was working on another vehicle. I v... Trouble codes: P1399 (Random multiple cyl. misfire).
2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L tru lock unit
The only way to allow the switch pushrod to get in place is to pull the differential-electrical clutch assembly out far enough for it to slide by.thanks guys for the attempt sometimes we just have to learn the hard way
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L Electronic VIN: JT8BD68S4W
The car is fixed . I removed the solenoid and while checking the resistance , slight pressure on the connector would make the circuit go open . So it was the solenoid itself .
1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L speedometer VIN: 4S3BG6859X
First thanks to all that replyed !!!Yes It is fixed YEA!!! As some suggested to remove the circuit board and check the solder connections ... they were good . So I adjusted the connections that hold the circuit board in and applied sielectric to all of those a...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on, LOSS OF POWER VIN: WVWPD63B1X
First of all, thank you to all of those that offered assistance. Thanks! This motor is an interference motor. I baught the tool locally, set up the marks (they were off by 3 teeth and 2 teeth). Manifold vaccum continued at 15, inspection of piston dome with a ... Trouble codes: 17800 (bank 2 cam sensor), P1392 (open circuit/short with power).
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