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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L TCC Apply VIN: JH4DB7653Y
My scanner will not give trans data. Need to know if someone else has had same complaint. If driving upshifts are fine, on deccel car lugging when reappling accelerator. Just like stick shift in too high of a gear. 38-42 mph light acceleration.
2001 Acura MDX 3.5L awd VIN: 2HNYD18681
Customer brought in this 2001 Acura MDX for us to check the AWD system. The AWD system does not activate when the switch is used. Does anyone know if thier are fuses or relays for the AWD system? I tried scanning with the HDS, but their are no options for the ...
2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Stall VIN: TRUWT28NX2
Ok Audi tech's. This is the owners wifes car. Lets just say im not there hero right at this moment. The audi will randomly stall on the highway. When it does act up it will do it 3 or 4 times in a row. Not always the same drive cycle but same day. She says it ...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC68E44
Wires were brittle at wire connector for maf sensor and all pulled out,rewired it according to nodatas wiring schmatic seems to be wrong need the right wiring schematic.Please email them to me or even a photo of the wire colors and what pins they go too in the...
1992 BMW 850i 5.0L Cuts out VIN: WBAEG1313N
This car runs well but intermittently will shut down to half power (fail safe mode) while driving. If I let off accel pedal and get back on it goes back to normal power mode. Code 016 will set for bank #1 or #2 or both when it feels like it. The code is relate... Trouble codes: 016 (cylinder i.d. bank 1-6), 016 (cylinder i.d. bank 1-6)
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Hesitation VIN: 5UXFB3353L
hi, i have a problem with my car. & i need your help please. we got a car that came too us for timing chain guides, we took care of the cooling leak. after that everything was okay, & the customer took his car. but after 2 weeks the customer came back with an ...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L mpg gauge VIN: WBAUB13596
Good Morning Everyone I have a interesting condition on this o6 325i. the mpg gauge will intermittently be pegged at 5o mpg and just "tick" rapdily against its maximum limit stop. it will just happen all of a sudden even without key (transmitter) in ignition,...
1991 Buick LeSabre 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HR51C2M
nice simple car. ya right. here is my problem. this car was towed in not start found very flooded engine. changed plugs and oil and car started but ing. wires were arcing, put on wires runs fine for about 2-3 minutes start to buck and surge and stalls. disconn...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L heat control VIN: 1G4HP54K1Y
complaint of no heat or slow to warm up.checked cooling system,runs normal 190-200 degreesonce witn engine at temp set heat at full hot.checked for 10 minutes,still blowing cold.heater hoses hot.next day pulled glovebox and checked temp actuator.was inop,power...
2005 Cadillac STS 3.6L throttle VIN: 1G6DW67785
Hello fellow techs! Customer complaint is lunging or accelerating by itself. Customer said she actually drove it through her garage last year. Sometimes when she is going approx 25MPH. the car will lunge forward suddenly and then stop doing it quickly. I cant ...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22PXR
I'm looking for some fresh perspective on this car. The customer brought the car to us a few months ago as a no-start. I diagnosed a faulty optical sensor in the distributor (not the first time in this particular car). Customer towed it home and replaced the O...
1995 Chevrolet C2500 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GBGK24N9S
Hello all, a little brain teaser for you. I am pulling out my hair. What happens is on occasion this truck will not start, no spark from coil. I plug another distributer in and I get spark by spinning it by hand. Also if I pull out the "no spark" dist. and spi...
2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L alternator VIN: 1GNDM19X52
Not charging, replaced alternator with reman. (which could be the problem). Voltage stays at battery voltage, app. 11 volts. Gage does function. Battery indercator light on a few seconds, off a few seconds and keeps repeating. The 1638 code is F termental circ...
2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L T.Chain tensioner VIN: 1G1ND52F24
Replacing my first updated timing chain tensioner on this 2.2 and can not understand how to release it after in is installed. I have Alldata which tells me to use a rubber tip tool and give the chain a sharp jolt diagonally downwards to release. I have done th...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCHK24U14
Thanks for any help, Before I replace the PCM I need to see if I have missed anything. The PCM on this truck will "drop out" or loose communication about 10 seconds after the key is turned on, cycle key off then on again and it will communicate for another 10 ...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GCEK13T16
vehicle came in with check engine light on. scanned and found p0300,p0303,p0304 checked and found worn plugs. replaced plugs and wires and still misfiring. swapped coil 4 for 2 and misfire stayed in cyl 4. put noid light on and saw consistant pulse. swapped in... Trouble codes: 300 (multiple misfire), 304 (cyl. 4 misfire), 303 (cyl. 3 misfire)
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L tcm VIN: 2B4GP2531Y
My main question is what is the spec for amp drain on TCM, with this engine & trans package? I found a spec on alldata for another package (4.7L w/45RFE)at 130 miliamps does this spec apply? all powers & grounds are correct. Thanks in advance for your help.
2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L abs light speedo VIN: 1B7HG38X22
I have an 02 dakota 4 wheel drive, whenever you turn the headlights on the abs and brake light come on and the speedo bounces all over the place, abs codes a rear sensor, and speed sensor also codes, when headlights are shut off everything goes back to normal,...
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L abs module VIN: 1D4GP24R87
Hi everyone. I need help on this one so as not to waste time and money. The ABS light has been on for about 10,000 miles and I find that left rear wheel sensor is the only one of the four that does not have battery voltage or with engine running operating volt...
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 6.7L overdrive VIN: 3D7ML48AG2
thanks in advance for any help this truck will drive and shift fine then all of a sudden it will not go into overdrive check eng light comes on with code p0871 overdrive pressure swith rational. if you stop and shut truck off and restart it works fine may go 1...
1988 Ford F F800 7.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXK84A4J
I have an information black hole. I have a vehicle that starts and runs and shuts off as if you switched it off. The fuel sol. has a pull in/ hold in type setup. I cannot find wiring info for this system, it seems pretty straight forward. The problem is that I...
1994 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26FOR
Ok, so what we have here is a 1994 Powerstroke. Yes 94, and no it has never had the update that eliminates the underhood Ford connector. I can communicate with that connector, but unfortunately we use snapon equipment which would be better off in the trash. Kn...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L engine VIN: 1FTZR15U9W
need some help from someone who has hopefully been down this road. we have this ranger here that has coolant in the oil but also plenty of oil in the coolant! in repair history it has had the timing cover gasket replaced at another known good shop. now quite a...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FTRW08L63
Ok guys I am a GM man so Im not familiar with the front differential on this truck. The front axles will not disengage from 4 wheel drive. I removed the vacuum lines from the actuator and have vacuum to one of the hoses in 2 wheel drive and then the other when...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP52U73
has po743 and stalls because of premature tcc engage. replaced tcc solenoid and made no difference. tcc works ok on road but even cold - tcc locks up in parking lot. no tsb's found.
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Charging VIN: 1FDAX57P54
Thanks in advance for your help. This vehicle is a tow truck with extra lights and accesseries. It doesnt charge at idle with a load on the system. Alternator gets very warm to the touch. Grounds are tight, cleaned battery terminals. Replaced alt with ford reb...
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L timing chain
got a strange one here.engine was rebuilt last month by local builder.after we got the engine installed the transmission would not shift,took on test drive when it tried to go into second gear it violently shifted into reverse had shift soleniod a$b codes repl...
2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16Z05
intermitten lost of communication,abs and red brake lights come on,the drivers door lock cycles and the mil comes. the words reduced engine power mode comes on the message center.at times the veh. stalls and will not start but most of the time it starts back u... Trouble codes: U0107, C0237
2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GKET16S05
Replaced front differential bearings last week. Cause of failure appears to be from encoder motor engagement and disengagement on decel. Happens an decel in auto 4 wd position at speeds under 45. tire size and height are the same, both propshaft speed sensor r...
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L noise VIN: 3GTEK13368
this truck has a chirpeing noise by the bell housing already removed belts noise still there. sounds like the flywheel brally touching some thing i removed trans and fly wheel see nothing . sounds like a slightly cracked flywheel. found nothing should i get it...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L high RPM's VIN: 1HGCG5643W
Here I am again guys. This time we have a Honda show up for routine spark plugs replacement and that went very well. My problems started when we cleaned the dirty throttle body due to a slightly low engine idle, mostly after warm up. We cleaned the plate and b...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 5FNRL18973
We got this rig in for a leaking head gasket and found stripped head bolts. Got that fixed and the owner is back saying that, when the engine is cold, he will try to accelerate and the car will fall flat on its face. We finally duplicated this, and when we wat...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 5FNRL18973
We got this rig in for a leaking head gasket and found stripped head bolts. Got that fixed and the owner is back saying that, when the engine is cold, he will try to accelerate and the car will fall flat on its face. We finally duplicated this, and when we wat...
2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L Stall VIN: JNKCP11A31
Could use some help from you nissan and infinity techs, This car came in origanly for poor idle and computer code PO505. We Replaced The IAC And performed idle relearn procedure with modis new 9.4 version. all was good,car Drives great, but when you stop car a...
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L starting VIN: JACDH58VXR
hi all this car came in on the tow truck it has no cods and it cranks but it will not start so i did a fuel test 41psi we have spark and good compression ignition module crank sensor all working fine ,what we found is the fuel injector wire, with the ignition ...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L 1/2--2/3 shift VIN: 1J4GZ78S8S
Has late 1/2--2/3 shifts after rebuild shows 0-8 rpms at output speed sensor, governor pressure -1 to -4 No commanded governor pressure. When speed sensor harness is attatched to the tcm you have very little ac voltage if you unplug from computer voltage goes ...
1992 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALHV1247N
Range Rover 3.9L currently a crank no start. Before the truck gave up it was running rough, no power, bad hesitation. Code box under the seat reads a code 14. I cannot clear the fault code to see if there are additional codes - attempted disconnecting the seri... Trouble codes: 14 (Coolant Sensor)
2001 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4F2CU08151
first thing inthe morning when started it has an idle hunt problem with intermitant stall, white smoke out the tail pipe when its running rough. it seems worse when it is colder and the problem goes away when the engine warms up. i have no vacuum leaks and the...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Power assist VIN: WDBRF81J75
After a cold start, this vehicle will not provide power braking assist. The pedal is rock-hard, and the vehicle is difficult to stop. During warm-up, the condition gradually improves, with power assist available first for one pump of the pedal, then two or thr...
1994 Mercury Capri XR2 1.6L alternatore belt VIN: 6MPLT0368R
about 2 minutes after i start the car loud squilling noise comes from under the hood, when the noise starts volts drop a little. all pulleys move freely and there is no play in them. but it keeps wanting to throw the belts
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L no power steering VIN: WMWRC33433
Hi thanx in advance for any help on this one the customer said they were driving down the road and the power steering went out she pulled over turned off the car then it was ok a month later now there is no power steering at all. We are a Japanese car shop so ...
2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L No Start VIN: IN4DL01D2Y
vehicle came in to check a ses light found code p1402 koeo came in to check dtc description then went back out to check vehicle and would not start however he drove it here and has no problems with a no start.i am using a otc genesis scan tool and it does not ... Trouble codes: P1402
2004 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D14
On initial start up when cold the engine will buck and hesitate severely and may even stall. Sometimes for several minutes but sometimes only a few seconds. once it stops acting up and is warm it will run like a new one for the rest of the day. Code p0340 is t... Trouble codes: P0340
2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L steering wheel VIN: 5N1AR18107
hi i was wondering if anyone has had a shuttering in the steering wheel when turning the wheels , vibrates the steering , rack has been replaced in the past month reservoir has been flushed, can hear the noise in the car mainly and just alittle in the rack
1994 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU06L9R
need help with this van,intermittant stall,replaced egr valve for problem,seemed to improve,stall but has an idle surge and o2 sensor volts hang at .438 millivolts will go to closed loop,while driving but fuel trims jump to 180 while driving.replaced o2 sensor... Trouble codes: 134 (o2 sensor circut open)
2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.2L Clutch VIN: 3G2JB124X2
This car will not shift.The last time this happened we bled the hyd clutch and after four to five trys it worked great and shifted great untill today.This time it will not come back by bleeding.The clutch dosent seem to slip but the pedal will not completely d...
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2WP55246
To run tests for the secondary air injection I need to test the (2) relays for this circuit.Alldata and Mitchells On Demand do not show me a location for the Air pump relay and Air pump valve relay.I would like to test these relays to determine what is wrong w... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection)
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L unknown VIN: YS3ED45E1X
This vehicle has low air flow in all positions, only when the engine is running. When engine is not running, just key on, air flow seems to be ok at all positions. Start engine and air flow will drop very noticably at all positions, floor, defrost, or in your ...
2006 Saturn Vue 3.5L torque converter VIN: 5GZCZ63416
After the vehicle was gone for the weekend, customer called back with a check engine light on. P0741 was present, and the TCC was not applying, even though it was being commanded to do so. Did the diagnostic procedure for the code p0741, and found the tcc sole...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Exterior lights VIN: 4S3BG6851W
See above
2004 Suzuki Forenza EX 2.0L timing belt
I have a "dealer supplied"GATES pro grip timing belt i've installed 3 times in a row that exactly matches the old one (also too tight). I cannot get this belt to install without practically forcing it on,as a result the adjuster's pointer is about .5 cm too fa...
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L 4wd operation VIN: JT4VN01G9K
We repaired a chewed wire a few months ago on this vehicle to restore 4wd so I know these 2 VSV on the fender do control 4wd. Now the truck is back, with much more squirrel damage. 3 wires leading to these VSV's and several vacuum lines are chewed. Also found ...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1NXBB02E9T
I noticed that the O2 sensor hovers around .45 volts at idle, doesn't start switching like I'm used to seeing until about 1500 rpm. The catalyst monitor (O2 sensor) is virtually 0 volts at idle, increases to around .5 volts at the same 1500 rpm. Is this normal...
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Front differential VIN: JT3HN87R1V
Hello IATN Land! I have this 4Runner that won't engage the front axle. The transfer case will engage the front driveshaft, and I checked the solenoids and vaccum supply. This has the vacuum acuator setup to engage the front axle. Even if I apply direct vaccum ...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH20V51
Not much info on this code from Toyota. Customer complaint engine light on. No other drive ability issues found. Diagnosed that if CMP/VVT sensor goes open or failed would set p0340 by unplugging sensor. Activated VVT and engine stalled at idle. Removed valve ... Trouble codes: P1346
2002 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L antitheft VIN: JTEHT05J02
Here is the deal, customer call saying that the car wont start. went to her house and truck starts after being sitting for four days, took it to the shop and did it again. check for codes and this is what i found. B2796 No communication with immobilizer system...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No 4th gear. 5th ?? VIN: WVWMD63B5W
Codes P0717 trans speed sensor. 00652 Gear monitoring. 00526 Brake switch. Customer requested to install trans input speed sensor (g182) Diagnosed at dealer. Test drive shifted fine gears 1,2,3. 4th gear trans revs like it's in neutral and then goes into limp ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C3Y
I have this 2000 VW Bettle 2.0L. It is a no start with NO spark, NO fuel injector pulse. I have a code P0725 for the Crankshaft posistion sensor or Engine Speed Sensor. I tested this and found it to be bad so it was repalced. This car is still a no start with ... Trouble codes: P0725 (p1780-), P1780 (p1850-), P1850
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L aux. water pump VIN: 9BWPG61J61
I have this GTI in the shop that has a battery drain issue. The problem is intermittent. When draw is present the auxillary water pump is running, and will run anywhere from 2 min. to hours with no rhyme or reason. The pump motor itself is bad(works when tappe...
1990 Volvo 240 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AA8843L
As you can see, i did all the test & comes out ok(within spec). How we can bring down fuel pressure from 62psi to 43psi(spec). Please give me a big help Trouble codes: 231, 232, 113

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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L low vaccum VIN: JH4DC54863
Well thanx for all you help. I finaly fix it it was the valve adjusment. I did a valve ajustment and it run like new, the vaccum got stronger the MAP sensor started reading under 1.0V which made the car run normal and no more P0172 rich code. Thank you guys fo...
2004 Audi A4 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E44
THANK YOU FOR HELP FOUND INTAKE SIDE CAM SHAFT ON BANK 1 OUT OF TIME RETIME CAMSHAFTS AND COMPRESSION NOW GOOD CAR RUNS MUCH BETTER THANKS JOEL [...] Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306, P1147 (oxygen sensor regulation bank 2), P1130 (fuel trim bank 2 lean).
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9328V
I want to thank everyone for your help. I got another cat installed a up streem o2 sensor, and replaced the thermostat. So far so good the customer picked up the car last Friday and I haven't heard from him. Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat effeciency).
2003 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L tcc lock up VIN: 1G6KE54Y53
Car is fixed. Had replies that comfirmed the valve body problems on these. Also had replies that talked about convertor isssues, and problems with the seals and tranny parts I had already replaced. Special Thanks to Edward from Connecticut. He Explained what h...
2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Pedestrian Impact Detection Module VIN: 1G6DR57V68
Thanks for all of the replies. At this point we are still working with GM TAC to resolve this issue. Once it is resolved, I will try to update this post as to the solution. (Not sure if it will allow me to update a post that has been closed, we'll find out ...
1981 Chevrolet LUV Sport 1.8L cv axle removal VIN: J8ZBR14N6B
Thank all of you that repilyed.I beat and bang and pulled for two days until my tongue fell out. I finally gave up and turned this four-wheel drive unto a two-wheel drive. Customer very happy. Thanks again everybody.
1986 Chevrolet C70 C7D042 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1GDG7D1B4G
Well, after the overwhelming number of responses I received, and some Google Searching, I'm pretty confident that I am correct. Thanks for the responses guys.
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Silverado 5.7L Overdrive VIN: 2GCGK29K6N
Well it's gone but not repaired. Thanks to all that replied. With the information given by you guys I was at least able to figure out what the problem was, even though the customer didn't go for it. Noah and Jerry, you guys were right on about the TCC slip %. ...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L fuel odor in car VIN: 1G1JC1245S
Fuel injectors/seals were faulty.Replaced injectors and seals, and no problem since. Thank you for all the help!
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GNDM19W7X
thank to all. replaced key, ignition switch and pass modual. light went out and van starts every time. thanks.
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L prndl VIN: 1GBJG31R8X
Sorry for the delay. Customer needed this van for his business so we just got it back to "dive" into it. Most replys suggested it was the selector shaft range switch on the side of the transmission or the instrument panel cluster and 1 or 2 mentioned the ignit...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L back-up lights
Since this problem only happens in reverse and I could not promise to keep the repair CHEAP...go figure... the customer is going to deal with it for now. Any change down the the road and I will advise. Thanks for the help.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Stall VIN: 1GCHK23295
Was headed on vacation so I sent the truck to the local dealer. They replaced the accel. pedal pos. sensor. Thanks for the replies. Trouble codes: P0642, P0700, P1404.
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AP14P26
Sorry,I know I closed this question with a fix but I must have done incomplete,anyway THANKS to all with your help.The fix was simply to replace the Bank 1 Sensor 2 Oxygen Sensor with a Dealer O.E.M. sensor.I originally used a NAPA o2 sensor to replaced the on... Trouble codes: P0141 (Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2).
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L ebcm VIN: 1GNDT13S67
Well this one is fixed. I reprogramed the ebcm with a tech 2, using replace and reprogram option, which is exactly what I did with the the Snap On Passs Thru. It worked perfect the first time. I cannot explain why the Snap On caused this problem it programed t...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Suspension VIN: 1B7KF23281
As many said use short socket and short impact extention and usepower steering to press out hub by leaving hub bolts out 1/2 inch and pressing out. Mike [...]
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF23661
Thank you to all for your replies. As I stated in my post, I had already verified good clean signals to the ECM, at the time of the concern. The ECM was reporting 0 volts on MAP/Boost, WIF, Oil Pressure, IAT, Coolant, TP, and 5.0 reference when in fact all the... Trouble codes: P0217, P0122, P0117, P0237, P1488, P1475.
1996 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Stall, Lack of power VIN: F5TJ514291
Replaced the injector driver module & remote mounted it seems to have fixed the problem .Haven't heard back from the owner so I'd have to take that as a good thing. Thanks for the help Tim
2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L oil consumption VIN: 1GJHG39U34
Did some test that I was sent from other techs on IATN and came to conclusion that the vavle stem seals were bad. I replaced all seals and did a tune up at same time. I made sure all passages to crankcase vents were clear also. Have heard nothing back from cus...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Lots of good info but we are still following the ethonol train. Injectors have been sent out for cleaning and gas has been upgraded to 94. The rest only time will tell. Thanks for all the help
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L abs VIN: 2HKRL18671
its been 2 weeks and all good. after testing (see update ) went to ohm the abs/tcs module all ohm out the same as a used one, but went a head a changed it anyway. the only thing I can think of as it got warm the ohms changed and caused a open but could not...
2007 Infiniti G35 3.5L left front head light inop VIN: JNKAYOE17M
hey guys once again i would like to thank you all for youe help and yes i have fixed this vehicle it turned out that the headlamp ballast had shorted out when the bulb blew,and this took care of the problem so for any future references if you get one and bulb ...
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L battery VIN: JTHBF30G23
I really wish I could have found a problem with this one. I checked the current draw by breaking the circuit and using the test leads, and everything still checked out ok. I was asked if the problem was duplicated, and no it wasn't. The customer did have to ha...
1991 Mazda 929 S 3.0L water pump VIN: JM1HC2245M
Well this 929 own me after the battle she put up. but I did not give up hope, everyone gave valuable information that i took into a count. from moving hoses around the radiator the upper hose plastic radiator connector broke, so I had to replace the radiator. ...
1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22D3T
This vehicle had other issues to be repaired before getting back to the hard starting. I replaced the fuel pressure regulator but had little effect on starting, and fuel pressure still dropped immediately. Alldata and Mitchell had conflicting information: Alld...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, loss power VIN: WDBCA2505J
this one is finally fixeddddd. many thanks to all who replied. thanks to steve from florida. bob from n. carolina. charles from PA. edgar from nevada. and every one else thank you so much!!! we borrowed an old jetronic autodiagnostic tool from a friend and fo...
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L Hesitation, no communication VIN: JA3AA31C9S
thanks for your replies, i'm sure i found the problem but the customer declined the fix. after getting communication i check the datastream and didin't see anything unusual. a few had mention tps issues so i grabbbed my meter and followed mitsu's testing pro...
2002 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L caliper VIN: 1NGMD29Y82
Thanks for all the help. Most of the replies suggested replacing the brake line on the drivers side(the side the caliper, kept blowing out on) I had to order one because no one had it is stock. I installed a new caliper again (under warranty) so that he could ...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L radio VIN: 1G3NF52E21
Thanks to all who helped, the customer took the veh. back to the used car lot where she got it, hopefully she went elsewere to buy one. Thanks again.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L cruise control VIN: 1G2NV12E82
I replaced the stop light switch at the brake pedal, and replaced all stop lamp bulbs. One of the center high bulbs was black but still working, I thought it was an intermittent, and replaced all the bulbs. However it dropped out again, so I replaced the stop ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3FB49S13
Looks like the only place to get these tools are from Kent-Moore. The only problem with that (and I should have mentioned that in my original posting) is that they will not have the tool available until early April. I tried both Baum Tools and Assenbacher w...
2005 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L No Start, No Mil Light VIN: 5TETX22N95
I would like to thank my fellow members for their feedback. Toyota does not have a diagnostic for a computer that does not communicate. ( According to the dealer that I sent the truck to. )After opening a Toyota assist account with Toy. factory people, the dea...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGS61J61
Thanks for all the great replies. A special thanks to Graeme from Manitoba he hit the nail on the head I had the wrong MAF. He even went as far as help me getting the correct part number through worldpac. We contacted our worldpac rep and it appears the AZG en... Trouble codes: P0103, P0171 (Lean).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWAC63B11
Thanks to all replies. Uncovered a pcv valve that was partially plugged, but more importantly had no vacuum supplied to it. The "Y" vacuum fitting that also supplies the brake booster was either clogged with debris, or there may be a check valve inside that wo... Trouble codes: P1128, P0102, P1103.
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5541T
Thanks for all that replied. The problem turned out to be very intermittent. I still never found out why the car would not go into closed loop at times. The customer declined any more time or money on this car after the o2 sensor(bosch) install. However, on a... Trouble codes: P0430.
2007 Volvo XC70 2.5L Shifter VIN: YV4SZ59217
Thanks for all your replies! Problem turned out to be the keylock cable housing not staying parked in the ignition lock. The retainer consists of a flat lever with a barb that engages a window in the aluminum housing. It's easy to see once the lower steerin...
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