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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L low vaccum VIN: JH4DC54863
I have an acura rsx that came to the shop with a lack of power, backfires and rpm wont go higer than 3000rmp. Have code P0172 system rich bank 1. I tested map and it tested alitle high so I chane it. and same thing. change A/F ration sensor and same. cam timin...
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL is on VIN: WA1YD64B84
Hi Fellows, After replacing Front left level sensor,we did fix the go down all the way of front suspension ,but the codes can't be cleared in both 34- Level control and 55-Xenon range. We are using the Ross-Tech 908.1 software. DO you Guys have any idea ? Than...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L ABS module VIN: WDAEP33493
I have a 2003 BMW 325XI that has the ABS, Traction Control and Brake light that are on all the time. I have ABS codes 90 Intermittent System Down and code 104 Steering Angle Sensor Recode. I have checked all fuses and fitted a new Steering Angle Sensor but the...
2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K94
Hoping someone is familiar with these symptoms. Customer had vehicle towed in for cranks, no start. Vehicle started fine and had only a trans shift timing code. The next day, after starting, at idle, the vehicle intermittently and simultainiously will momentar... Trouble codes: P1811
1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L valve covers VIN: 1G6KS54Y8W
Ilooked for oil leak and found that valve cover gaskets were leaking.Ihave never done them on cadillac before i have followed the alldata procedure and can not get the left valve cover off. Ieven dropped the front cradle down that seemed to get alittle more ro...
2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L ipc/brakebooster VIN: 3GYFK66N74
ladies and gents would really appreciate some help on this one.caddy came in with message in cluster saying service power brake booster however there is no power brake codes and found yaw sensor too be bad .replaced and cleared codes but still ser...
2005 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L automatic level control VIN: 1G6KD54YO5
Hello all, This Deville came in with the rear end high in the air. I tried to get in to access codes but my Genisys won't let me. I've checked the level sensor rod underneath and it's in place. When I turn on the key the pump runs raising it higher. I'm flying...
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY3388M
hello again for those who responded a week ago yes this is the same car but different problem ok i have got a code 13 o2 sensor replaced sensor road test bout 10 min of driving the service engine lite comes on same code 13 i have determined that the ecm is not... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor open sort or bad)
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L distributor cap VIN: 1GNDT13W2T
I have a 1996 S blazer with a 4.3l W engine. This vehicle has had a CPI unit, intake gaskets, spark plugs, plug wires, and cap and rotor replaced for standard problems over the last 6-8 months. In the last two weeks it has begun a very slight and random misfir...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LT 7.4L No Start VIN: 3GNGK26J2T
Thanks for any ideas in advace. truck came in for a missfire/ sputtering. when i went to start is it had a 15-20 sec crank time before starting. After started i verified missfiring, tranced to #6 cylinder missing. found fuel injector harness shorting to ground...
1997 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L brake lights VIN: 1GBGC24R4V
1998 Chevrolet Astro LT 4.3L Rear Brakes VIN: 1GCDM19W6W
Truck came in with blown brake lines.Replaced lines from master to abs unit and from abs unit to rear of vehicle.We can't get any fluid to come out of rear wheel cylinders.We have automated bled the system.Tried to vacuum bleed the rear wheel cylinders but it ...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L starters VIN: 3GNFK16R6X
first i would to say to everyone who offers help in this matter thank you this chevy has had 3 startes replaced 1 by us 2 else where they last about 1 week then they start grinding bucking back flywheel looks good has new crank sensor did relearn on it new bat...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Other VIN: 1GNEK13R5X
helo ive got a real headbanger hear a 99 chevy taho 5.7 we pute a new motor in this thing my machanic firedit right up ran great but the thormostat was stuck got a little hot about 210 shut it down let it cool over night started right up next morning now has a...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L shifting out of OD VIN: 1GCGK29U4Y
Hi Guys, This truck will come out of overdrive intermitenly, and will not shift back into overdrive until you shut off the key and restart thr truck. The owner says it has been doing it for a couple of months. I scaned it and the only code is a P0300 random mi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L paskey VIN: 2G1WF52E73
hi all first of all there is no codes in any module and i have a tech2 car has intermittent no start tracked it to ing.key cylinder replaced key and cylinder and attempted to do 30 minute relearn lite flashes in first phase then goes out(about10 minutes) shu...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZS51F06
This car has a SES light on with the two codes listed above. I have been on the phone with GM TAC. I reflashed ECM. I have put two stats in and flushed system twice. TAC is saying they have numerous problems with poor coolant flow due to restricted heater core... Trouble codes: P0128 (Temperature below threshold), P2119 (Closed throttle position performance)
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L no shifting
2000 chrysler is in failsafe with po700 code in the ecu that will not clear, but no code when looking in the trans module. module has all powers and grounds. the module has been replaced but still will not shift or show codes just stays in limp mode. i have lo...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Electronic VIN: 2C8GT64L33
Help! Got a 2003 town and country here and none of the blower motors work. Has auto climate control and the relays won't energize. All data isn't giving me the info of the circuit the front control module is getting to energize the relay. Please help!
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L ride control VIN: 3B7KF23611
Wandering goes away when frt tires put on rear. They are [...] goodyear wrangler sr-a. Same issue with those tires. Has anybody else had these issues with goodyear...
2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R71
Hey im hoping you guys can help me with this one.I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid with the check engine light on.I scanned the computer and the code was po455 evap large leak. I hooked the car up to a smoke mechaine and smoke was coming out of the vent next to the... Trouble codes: P0455
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4H328N71
Will set code after clearing with in 1/2 mile . Tested all circuits and grounds and all are good. I can NOT do as trouble chart requires in first step. Which is moniter o2 heater voltage for 5 minutes. I only have a genisyis scan tool and a lab scope. It requi... Trouble codes: P0051
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L engine temp VIN: 1D7HU18N72
the truck came in with a complaint of getting hot but not overheating. It has a new water pump, tstat, coolant temp sensor and fan clutch. There is no coolant in the oil and no oil in the coolant. It works fine for about 20 min then starts getting warm but doe...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Bearings / Gears VIN: 2B4GT54L82
I have this AWD Caravan with a noisy rear differential. I took a stethoscope to the drivetrain and the noisiest part seems to be the input bearing to the overrunning clutch and viscous coupler assembly. Chrysler calls the rear differential assembly along with ...
2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T 5.7L Cuts out, Stall
I have what I consider to be a real puzzle... Maybe its just a real puzzle to me. This Charger will randomly die for a split second when driving down the road. When I say "split second", that is exactly how long it lasts. You are driving down the highway at "... Trouble codes: U0100 (TCM loss of communication with PCM/ECM)
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L prndl VIN: 2D4GP44LO7
The PRNDL will not display Park or Neutral. The starter will not crank. The starter, starter relay, fuses and ignition switch are functional. I have tested and replaced the Trans Position Sensor. I have tested continuity to the wiring from the Trans Position S...
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L Engine VIN: 3D7KS28CX7
This is a new truck that a local company bought to convert to Natural Gas. They removed the engine that's in the truck now and replaced with a NG engine from Cummins. They damaged the harness, some of the sensors, the ECM (on engine) and the exhaust pipe conne...
1996 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L speedometer VIN: ZFFXR48A5T
Hello and thanks for any help . vehicle came to me with speedo and odometer not working . story is that previous shop had soft top repaired and when customer got veh back no speedo. cust suspected speedo was disconnected and veh was driven while it was at othe...
1990 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.3L extended crank VIN: 1FTHF26M8L
7.3L diesel. Extended crank after vehicle sits for over 20 minutes. This is regardless of whether or not ambient temperature is hot or cold. Tested each individual glow plug--all good. New Glow Plug control module--no help. Pressurized fuel system--found two s...
1992 Ford Ranger S 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A6N
This one is sorta weird. Truck came in with misfire, no signal from ignition module to rear coil pack, had one circuit toggle but not the other. Replaced the module and misfire went away. Now when you drive the truck cuts out like key shut off then back on int... Trouble codes: 222 (IDM missing)
1994 Ford Bronco XLT 5.0L abs VIN: 1FMEU15H4R
back with yet another post on this baby. replaced both front wheel speed sensors to correct the abs light, and codes. light now off, no codes present. but, when brakes are applied the abs motor kicks on and makes it quite scary to stop. with no codes, and syst...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTHX26F9S
we have this 95 f-250 that wont start cold, have replaced the 6 glow plugs that would come out of the head (two are mushroomed and of course customer does not want to spend the money to deal with the two)anyhow here is the issue, vehicle has been in this condi...
1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14Y1T
i have freeze frame info when problem occured with me. rpm-1707,coolant temp. 174f, vehicle spd.- 40mph, calc. engine load 20.8%, fuel system b1- closed, fuel system status b2- disabled, ltft b2- 25%, ltft b1- 25%, stft b1- 4.7%, stft b2- 13.3%. tested vehicle... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (system lean bank1), P0174, P1151 (heated o2 bank 2 sensor1 switch point indicates lean)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Surge, Low power VIN: 1FTNX21F6X
Thank you for your time. This power stroke came in with the complaint of no power after it sits for 4 hours until it has been driven about 1.5 blocks. Also complaining of 1.5 inch accelerator pedal movement with no responce. The truck does not smoke, and start... Trouble codes: P0603 (Keep alive memery error), P0500 (vss fault), P0720 (output speed sensor ckt. fault), P0476 (Exhaust back pressure control valve performance)
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAFP3133Y
This vehicle will run for up to two days before the fuel pump shuts down.This vehicle has had a factory fuel pump installed at the dealer under recall and has had a fuel pump module installed by me. I also dropped the tank to be sure it was clean and pump had ... Trouble codes: P1235
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F71
Hello all, I have a 2001 Ford F350 diesel that will not start, and there is not wait to start light. The codes that I pulled are P1690 KOEO Waste-gate Failure P1670 EF fail P0380 Glow Plug/Heater Circuit A malfunction P0381 Glow Plug/Heater Indicator Circuit M...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F2E
Thanks in advance to all ford diesel techs. Vehicle was towed in no start. customer said starter armature shorted out to case, replace starter wouldn't start after this. He replaced glow plugs and relay, no help. I have it now and find no reason for truck not ...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKEK13R1X
Vehicle would not start. Had low fuel pressure. Pinched off return line and fuel pressure went to 70psi. Put new fuel pressure regulator and same, 45psi. Pinched return line no change in fuel pressure. Remove return line at fitting and no fuel returns to tank....
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L ipc VIN: 2GTEK19TOY
We have a truck with a dash that drops out intermitntly, the battery light comes on the air bag comes on and flashes, the speedometer drops to 0, the tach drops to 0. I checked powers and grounds to the IPC, all checked good when the dash was acting up. We fou...
2004 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L abs VIN: 3GKEK63U74
Vehicle came in with complaint of "Trac off light" would come on, Stability Control would be displayed, then would enter into Reduced Engine Power Mode. Has only done this a few times over last couple of months. He would shut it off, then on next re-start all ...
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L n/a VIN: 2GTEK13T15
Customer states that while driving down road, he adjusts the heat setting to a lower setting (midway) and after a bit it will go to full cold on it's own. Also in summer time he say's that it will start to blow heat while the A/C is on. This is a manual HVAC u...
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.0L steering box,linkage VIN: 1GTHK24U36
This 2006 GMC 2500HD 4X4 has a problem that feels like what I would call memory steer.If you are driving straight down a road and let go of the steering wheel the truck will go straight but if the steering wheel is turned a little to the left and you let go of...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L hydraulic system VIN: JHMCG5554Y
This well maintained 2000 Accord EX arrived in the shop with a leaking clutch slave cylinder, but the clutch master cylinder is the factory original and I suspect it will begin to leak in the near future as well so I want to repair both. Does anyone know where...
2009 Honda Civic DX 1.8L downshift VIN: 2HGFA16649
Customer states that on his trips into Pennsylvania when he gets in hilly country the transmission will downshift once on a small grade and twice on a medium grade. His gas mileage drops from the average of 32mpg to 25Mpg. We live in relitivly flat area so I a...
1997 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L clutch VIN: KMHCF24F5V
this was towed in with no clutch, the pedal on the floor, inspection revealed that the slave cylinder apply rod was bent at 90 degrees, cylinder blown out and all fluid leaked out. I replaced the slave, bled it, and attempted to depress the clutch then discove...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A4X
The problem I'm having is that the motor labors hard when cranking like the timing is overly advanced. It will start eventually but you have to crank the piss out of it to start. When it's started it runs fine no codes etc. I tried a different ecm but same pro...
2007 Infiniti G35 3.5L left front head light inop VIN: JNKAYOE17M
customer came in with blown headlight replaced bulb and headlight does not work also replaced with another bulb and headlight still does not work,can not find where the fuse for the headlights are,headlight works on high beam but not on low beam,on one side of...
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater valve VIN: SA5WA01T05
I have this jag blows max heat in any setting.The right side will cool off some but drivers is hot with no control.I checked the voltage to the heater valve and the brn/wht will change the voltage when the temp is moved from hot to cold but the brn/grn wire ha...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L gauges VIN: 1J4GZ58S2W
We reinstalled original cluster and body module. Buss voltage was 7 volts on both the white/black and the purple comm. wires. Pulled the cluster to gain access to the cluster connector. All power and grounds were there. Buss also showed 7 volts on both side. B...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1J4FX48S8W
Sorry for the long post but I want to give you guys the whole story: Car came in from another shop with an intermittant no start, stall and won't restart complaint. Previous shop had installed a cam sensor ( hall effect sensor in distributor) and a crank sens...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L mil lamp VIN: 1J4GW48N1Y
overhauled trans all went ok all clearanced were within spec installed transgo shift kit installed back in vehicle filled with fluid all good performed quick learn all good road tested unit weird shifting going on have a code comes up cant find any info in all...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Engine VIN: 1J8GW48N94
Hey all IATN techs. We have a ticking problem with this jeep we have in the shop right now. It originally came in a week ago with a chek engine light on for p1494 and a "valvetrain" tick noise. I found a vacum line off on the intake to take care of the code. W...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GR48K36
Hello all. We've got a Jeep with an intermittent no spark issue. The vehicle was towed in, died while driving. The customer said he went to where the Jeep died on his wife and it started for him but when he put it in reverse it just shut off. After riding the ...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12685
This vehicle was towed in to us last week as a no start. After one of the other Techs checked it out we found that the #2/#3 coil was not firing. We swapped the coils and the problem stayed on the 2/3 coil. We tested the power, ground and trigger wires and fou... Trouble codes: P0343 (CMP sensor voltage high)
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: SALNM22223
hi everyone. we have a freelander that has a cooling issue.we have replaced a few thing that normally cure their overheating issue's but no luck. first at just idle everything is fine no overheating, it could sit for hours and be fine.driving on the freeway no...
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L seals VIN: JTJBT20X83
on performing TSB - tore downtransfer case and found: actuator shaft seal bad(leaking). this seal is not serviced by lexus nor the aftermarket. seal #br6810E- nok makes it. question: does anyone know of a seal that will work?? this is to save the actuator ,whi...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L rack/pump VIN: 2T2HA31U64
Hi, all. I have a steering issue here. Vehicle came into shop with complaint of tight/binding steering. We disconnected the outer tie rods to be sure the strut mounts, bearings or ball joints weren't the cause. We were able to rotate both spindles freely. We t...
1972 Lincoln Mark IV 7.5L battery
Hi all. Customer complaining that the battery is going dead overnight. Checked for a draw (test light between neg. cable and batt. post) and sure enough there was one. Pulled all the fuses, test light stays on. Disconnected fuseable link from pos. batt. cable ...
1979 Lincoln Continental 6.6L Power Locks VIN: 9Y82S61895
I am looking for a wiring diagram for this vehicle pertaining to door locks and connector locations. Drivers side front and rear work, neither front or rear on the passenger side work. All fuses are good. Worst case I can use the powerprobe ECT2000 and trace t...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM83W64
car came in on tow truck, no communication no start no crank... service engine light works stays on works normall key on engine off ... alarm and chirper work however red light stays blinking slowly constantly...never steady never fast...

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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBAAM3334X
I put a set of plugs in this vehicle, 2 had been replaced before, the center 4 had never been changed with 138k. Car runs great, thanks to all those that replied.
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA73484
so with further inspection, it seems the idle control valve had worked its way to far up in its bracket, causing a kink in the hose going to to it from the air boot, causing it not to get any air. thanks everyone for all your help.
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GW4GB17S7
i had to run the car for a while with a insight scope check all the sensors got to the coils and the one in the middle was still a oem, other one had been replace every once in awhile is just did not fire on the 2nd coil replace runs whole lot better,run a bac...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L pcv VIN: 1G6DM57N83
I contacted local dealership they told me to blow out pcv system and let dry over night vehicle has not come back with problem. Thanks to everyone that replied.
1962 Chevrolet C10 Pickup 5.4L low geared VIN: 2C154L1235
I did not post this help request and have notified iatn of the error in their email system, Sorry to all the techs who sent me an email helping out with this request. Either way It still goes to show what a great community that has been created to help us in o...
1989 Chevrolet Corsica 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G1LT5413K
I have drove and drove this vehicle for the chug complaint and it turns out its the downshifting of the vehicle at WOT that the customer was talking about this time!! WOW well its out the door! Thanks for all the help on this!!
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Power steering VIN: 1GNDT13S42
So it took so long to get back to you guys my computer crashed. Thank all of you for all of your help. I put a new power steering rack in it and the power steering felt like new. It took care of the turning problem and the customer was pleased that we fixed it...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L parking lamps VIN: 1G1NE52J52
Thanks for all the replies, ended up finding short internally in the underhood power distribution box. Filled up with salt and sand from our lovely roadways here in new york. Was not able to disassemble box to clean it out (which was probably all it needed)So ...
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L power windows,radio,a/c controller,door locks, VIN: 1GNDS13S36
the vehicle had a bad bcm thanks to everyone for all of your help.
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 WT 6.6L cruise, pto idle up VIN: 1GBJK39D46
ok guys here is what we finaly found after getting this company to return the truck to us long enough to look at it again. We found an open in the circut that we had missed from the brake switch to the pcm. Some food for thought also that we didnt notice when ...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R6Y
One reply said to unplug the the flash device instead of turning the key off so I tried that as a last ditch effort, the PCM did take the new file but still would not start. The BCM did write a security file onto a prom in the pcm which can't be removed. Most ...
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7GG22X21
Well!! Gents. You know how it is when you have one and you are looking at it from across the shop and your eyebrows are furled and you are thinking some thing really stinks but you cannot put your finger on it. Well here it was, a vehicle that had all of the... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire).
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L engine, trans VIN: 1D7HA18P54
After further pumping the customer it came out that he'd ran it completely out of oil a couple weeks ago so I'm convinced we'll find a rod or main bearing out in the rear of the engine. Thanks for the 2 replies I got.
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L air bag lite VIN: 1DHB48D84F
Thank you to all who replied. With your help, we were able to recommend to this dealer to have the seats reprogrammed and advise them about removing seats and cleaning excessively with water. Thanks again for saving us a lot of time. If I am able to confirm...
1962 Ford Thunderbird 6.4L engine VIN: 2Y83Z14518
Thanks for all of you who took the time to reply. Finally got back to working on the hot t-bird and here's what happened. I took it to a friends shop to put it on his dyno so the timing could be checked at cruise condition and it was Ok. Then we stuck the 4 ga...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FEF15N9RN
first of all,i want to say many thanks to ALL my fellow techs.and all the great info that i recived from all.after installing a battery because it just all the sudden went dead after cranking it up and pulled into the shop we started it up again and it ran lik...
1995 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX25F4S
Well, like a lot of these very difficult problems it was a combination of issues. It had a intermittent short to ground in the wiring harness, only when hot. This would hold the ipr fully closed after warmup (or after about 1 min of running). Bypassing the wir... Trouble codes: P1211.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 1st gear VIN: 2FMZA5148X
well i have come to the same conclusion that its normal to not set a code trans and vehicle are on the way to trans shop i will let you guys know whats wrong when they tear it down . thanks again to everyone that took the time out of their day to give me a ha...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX17L0Y
thanks for all the replies guys. i hav checked over the etgr and dpfe system, as well as cooling system. no issues evedent. of course i have to close this post without posting a fix, as the vehicle has not been back since i posted. but when he gets around to b...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Loosing anti-freeze VIN: 1FMPU16W83
I did a combustion leak test with a neg. result, advised the customer of the results and that it could be the oil cooler. the customer choose not to go any further and would just drive it.
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14586
Thank you to everyone who responded. Everyones tips are very much appreciated. I decided to start looking into the possibility of the misfire actually being on the companion cylinder after reading dan's (from texas)response. well we ended up switching coils on... Trouble codes: P0307.
1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGK24R4V
1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L cruise control
thanks to all who replied, after having more time to check this car i pin tested the cc ecu plug. an old honda manual i had has the tests for each wire. it failed the clutch switch test.after checking it i found it actually has 2 switches on the clutch (hard ...
2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on, ALL SYSTEM LIGHTS ON VIN: 5FNRL38855
Well, I have finally finished with the honda odyssey and what a journey! Like afew of you said, it was unplug one module at a time until the k line circuit was restored. The tire pressure monitor module was what had the circuit dead. Once I unplugged it I was ...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K02
Well after rechecking everything again, I summed it up to a bad computer. In order for the dealer to warranty it, they had to check it out first. Three days later, the Liberty runs great with the second new PCM(reman. from Jeep). Thanks to everyone for their s... Trouble codes: P0355 (ignition coil 5 primary/secondary circuit).
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L side mirrors VIN: 1J4GL58K92
Thanks to all that offered help- the switch is suspect but at this time the customer has decided to live with it. I will update the post if he decides to repair it- I will post the outcome. Thanks, Greg and crew
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK14304
The problem ended up being the maf sensor connector. I tried to find a new wiring pigtail, but no one had one. So i fixed the one I had to work with by very delicately tightening up the pin connections. Trouble codes: P2188 (system rich).
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lack of power VIN: WDBEA32EXS
I was finaly able to get the vehicle to act up in front of me. It was missing on cylinders 1 and 6. I swapped the ignition coil with another and the next time it acted up the missfire moved with the coil. Replaced the coil and all is well.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML 270 CDI 2.7L engine VIN: WDC1631132
Hello everyone ,thanks for your input,I am leaning towards piston or gudgeon problems, however at this stage the owner has taken the vehicle back to ponder its future, if it comes back I will post the outcome. Cheers Ron [...]
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
Guan from Alberta was a big help with this car. The information to fix this car was for a 2001 Maxima with ABS without TCS. This car has no speed sensor in the transaxle, the ABS module gives speed signals to the cluster at pin 15. I borrowed a used cluster fr...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on, No Shift VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Thanks to everybody for your help. the problem was in the TCM. thanks again John Trouble codes: U1000 (CAN Comm Circuit Error), U1001 (CAN Comm Circuit Error).
1989 Plymouth Voyager SE 2.5L Relays clicking VIN: 2P4FH45K7K
Thanks for all the replies. It was indeed a bad ground between the ignition switch and chassis. We supplied a new ground outside the harness from the ignition switch right to the battery and that solved our problem. Thanks again for your time in responding ...
1998 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L No Start, No Spark VIN: YS3CF65R0W
This one is fixed! Thanks for all the replies, definitely narrows the scope with experienced input. First to answer a couple of questions. The key was out of the ignition when the reversing of the cables occurred. The car had a AGM battery in it that was quite...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB49E53
thanks for all the help guys...gerald hit the nail on the head. the ground terminal was loose on the thermostat housing. cleaned and tightened it and all the issues are resolved. thanks again!
2007 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Reduced power mode VIN: 1G8AJ55FX7
I wanted to make sure this thing was fixed and gave it a few weeks. I called the lady this morning and it is still ok so far. I did make a mistake above when I typed in the normal sweep range of the APP1 sensor, it should be 1 volt released and 4.5 volts wide ... Trouble codes: P2138 (APP 1-2 correlation).
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Battery VIN: 4S3BK4356X
Ok, looks like this one is down the road. Yes it was the starter(took cover off solenoid and it was smoked! Suprised it even worked!) and after replacing the cables and starter the drain dropped to 2mA! If you open the door (with the dome switch off) your drai...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Kickdown VIN: 3VWTH69MX2
Thankyou to everyone who read this and to those who replied. Some of you mentioned valve body issues, and some mentioned solenoids. Well, after playing around with the Launch X431 for a great deal of time, I found out how to administer the kickdown adaption. ...
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