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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on, p2004 intake runner VIN: WAUDF68E65
Just installed a new engine with 61,000 miles. Old engine had seized. used wiring harness that came on the used engine it came complete with intake turbo pretty much everything but motor mounts and alt, ps, ac. The problem is that i keep getting code p2004 int...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L No Start VIN: WBABS53421
This car was towed to us ,It cranks but will not fire,Has no spark or fuel pressure or injection pauls.I cheked for codeS, found po604 ,po505 .I CHEKED RELEYS AND POWER TO CO MPUTER ALL IS OK.iT SEEMS THAT THIS CAR NEEDS A DME . mY QUESTION IS, DO I HAVE TO SE... Trouble codes: P0604, P0505
2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL934X2
BMW techs, this car has been haunting me! Cust said MIL light cam on while on a road trip. Checked the oil and found it to be a quart low. Brought it in, we performed a synthetic oil change and cleared light. Came on a week later w/ same 2 codes. After doing s... Trouble codes: P0013 (Camshaft Actuator B Bamk 1 Malf), P0014 (Bank 1 Timin Over Advance)
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L idol speed is low VIN: 5UXFB3353L
id appreciate if i can get some help with this, if there is any procedure too increase the idol speed without scan tool?
1998 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4HP52K8W
This vehicle came with a miss at 45 mph when lock up. I found the intake leaking and coils and wires bad. Now after it warms up when it shifts into fourth it clunks and sometimes it does it in third. Any help would be appriciated. The trans fluid is clean. Th...
1979 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale 5.7L engine
ok, so I'm looking for a fellow engine builder to pick a brain...I have a 79 chev 350 2 bolt main '777' block with an estimated 300 hrs on it, only fresh water used and maintained fairly well. This motor came in a boat my cust bought knowing it had a 'rod knoc...
1989 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTDK14K2K
We have a intermittent no idle and stall with an added no start from time to time. We have check fuel pump pressure,map sensor idle air control and cleaned the plates, with no change. We changed the fuel filter when we checked the fuel pressure. If we unplu... Trouble codes: N0NE
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2GCFK29K5N
this truck came to me with problem,poor idle when hot,somewhat low power,did some checking,no codes,but high fuel psi at idle but when you accel fuel psi drops to 8-9psi,replaced fuel reg.,noluck,unhooked return line @ tbi and ran it into a can,still no luck,r...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L power door locks VIN: 2GCEC19R7T
This is an employees personal truck that was bought last year. It has all the power options, but did not come with a keyless remote. The problem is that when the key is turned on, the doors will automatically lock. Is there a way to change it to lock on a roll...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W2Y
once the truck starts it will run forever.if sets overnight the injectors won't pulse and the inj. pw. pid stays at zero.with new dis. cam retard is at -1 and was at -17 with old distributor. has latest flash in pcm and I am stumpped. any gm guys out there I w...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK291X1
checked fuel press , dialed up with scanner first time and no reponse, cust took truck , picked up truck 2 days later, rechecked fuel press, dialed up with scanner act frp did increase , checked cooler ok, checked hoses seem to be fine. fuel temp ok 106 c. che... Trouble codes: P0093
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L odometer VIN: 3A8FY48B78
Thanks for you're help in advance, I have an 08 PT Cruiser that came in with a misfire code, that ended up being a bad head gasket. But before the head gasket job was started the interior lights got left on and the battery went dead. After recharging the batte...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L 1 Gear down shift VIN: 1B7HC16Y2R
Customer brought vehicle in with trans completly out would not move.removed pan and found pan full of clutch material.we replaced trans with another used unit and replaced filter and gasket.open test drive trans shifted fine until you came to stop then it woul...
1997 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 12H3H3INFH
This truck came in a week ago with a complaint of back firing and surging and bucking when going 45 and up and misfires when you rev it up at idle. when watching the obd2 misfire monitors, when it misfires it is mostley on cyliders 1,3,and 5. I have checked ev... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0303, P0305
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Misfire VIN: 1B7HC13Y0X
Truck came in with complaint of no power, found cat plugged shut. Replaced cat but at that time I knew it had an engine miss that the owner did not care about. 1000 miles later truck as brought back to troubleshoot the engine miss. At that time I found the vav...
2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2B3KA53H06
Vehicle hesitation very bad like esp was on... fuel pressure 59 psi fuel sample was 95% 5 eth .shop before me replace PCM for some other code not sure.I performed a Throttle relearn using star scanner.Viewed data it appears normal ,i saw at one moment baro was... Trouble codes: N0NE
1991 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L leaking egr tube VIN: 1FABP60T12
Hey guys, we resealed the upper and lower intake manifold and did a tune up on this 5 liter t-bird. I guess we moved the egr tube a few to many times during the repair and now have a tube that is leaking causing an exhaust leak that is driving us and the custo...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L t VIN: 2FTHF26H5S
Hello to all, I have this wonderful Ford that shifts very late and hard - trans in limp in mode. I did self test with scanner -code 452 stored -PCM detected error in the PSOM output signal. - I replaced rear speed sensor - tested for signal with scope at pigt...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMYU22E7W
HELP! I have this Explorer that when you hold the accelerator steady at approximately 1500 RPM,with vehicle in park, its RPM will increase to almost 2800 RPM all by itself. This vehicle also while testing would not start after a hot soak, fuel pressure was ap...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L4W
We have this Ford van that keeps setting a misfire code for cylinder # 6.It only seems to idle a little rough,if you speed up the rpm's the idle smooths out and scanner reads no on the misfire Pid.I checked the injector pattern with my Snap-on Vantage and the ... Trouble codes: P0306
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1720X
Ford truck came in with mil on. Checked for codes, p0171, p0172 both stored. checked for usual vacuum leaks at pcv hose and around intake gaskets. monitored both o2 sensors and maf meter. all appears to be within spec and working. truck is running ok and no ot... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L shiftting VIN: 1FTZR15X1Y
this ranger was bought at auction. there seems to be an intermitten problem with the transmission. some times it shifts as smooth as silk and other time it shifts hard between 1st and 2nd. when it is erractic the rmps seem to be higher before it shifts but not...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35S9Y
I got one for you guys. This van/box truck belongs to local school district. These guys do some of their own maintainence if it is not too difficult for them. It came in on a hook to us because they attempted to replace their spark plugs and when they got to c... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56F3Y
ok.. this truck is really making me mad... i repalced the ipr about 2 weeks ago..(leaking externally through the connector) changed oil... wrecker driver picked it up.. now it comes in and will only start when the engine is cold.. i do a contribution test and ... Trouble codes: P1212, P1211
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5222Y
This Taurus in the recent past had fuel rail pressure sensor replaced twice. freeze frame data long term fuel trim both banks -3.1, vss 0 mph, rpm 706 load41.2%. compression 175-180 psi. slight missfire at idle higher rpm no miss new plenum gasket, im leaning ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0191
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Left front turn signal lamp VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
With this light on, I have disconnected the multi function switch and the headlamp switch, no change. For the code, the Alldata states to check the grey/black wire for shorts and continuity to the FEM, test ok so replace the FEM. I got a used one. The wiring d...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Left rear brake VIN: 1FTPX145X5
did all brakes on vehicle came back with LR too hot,parking brake works good no binding,wheel also turns fine when I check to see if it is locked or tight starting to think caliper is bad but no drag and piston goes back easy.Thanks in advance. Jim [...]
2006 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA52226
Good morning gentlemen.I am having my butt kicked by a ford of all things.The vehicle came in with a customer complaint of vehicle dies on hard acceleration.A road test verified that on hard acceleration does die.I noticed that as soon as I hit the pedal hard ...
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L extended crank hot VIN: 1FAFP56U46
thanks in advance for the help. this car came in a week ago with the compliant of extended crank after heat soak, and upon restarting,smell VERY rich and stumbles for a second or two. could not reproduce the symtoms. changed fuel filter, tested the fuel system... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0316- misfire while starting), P0316 (misfire while starting)
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Brakes VIN: 1GTEK19R4W
Thanks for all of your help in advance. This vehicle had a low pedal complaint. The rear brakes were severly worn and the Master cylinder failed the block off test. So after the components were replaced the pedal remaianed low. The ABS motor would not energize...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.0L Power steering pump VIN: 1GTHK23U02
Hello, I am working on this 02 Sierra with an odd problem. when you start it up the power steering pump begins to captivate air and whine. There are no visual signs of leaks and we have already tried flushing the unit and following bleed procedures. Since this...
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.0L brake pedal VIN: 1GTHK24U56
Brake pedal is harder than normal. Steering feels stiffer than normal. Truck has hydro boost. Fluid is full. Belt & tensioner are orginal, but appear normal. Checked Mitchell 1 bulletins (none). Condition of pads are fine.
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES26793
I am trying to get this car thru our state inspection. I was thinking about geting a ECM from a non vtec civic and installing and reflash for imobilizer, to get rid of the P1259 code. But I have no vacuum to EGR valve, does anyone know if there is a difference... Trouble codes: P1491 (p1259-), P1259
2000 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Misfire VIN: KMHCF35G4Y
MIL on after about 4 to 5 mins. driving. Then flasing, indicating severe misfire. You may or may not feel the misfire. (Runs fine when cold.) Checked all the above and the new CKP sensor still shows that intermittent drop out or misfire. So the CKP sensor is m...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Suspension VIN: SAJGX2049X
Hi Jag techs, this car has aftermarket wheels- slightly wider and with some extra offset to the outside. frt end sits lower than the rear and camber is neg 1-1/2 deg. The front tires hit on top of wheel wells on bumps. Its a new customer for me and i told him ...
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Starting VIN: 1J4GL48K05
have a problem with no start. key is good and tried with second key. no ground on starter relay, which goes thru pcm to trans and also tcm and bcm. also scanner will not communicate with pci buss open stumped! any ideas thanks rob
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4.0L unknown VIN: SALTL15461
I am retired, and did this job at my Neice's home. Relined brakes with parts from AutoZone. ABS, Traction Control, and Excess Slope warning lights came on a day or so after the job. Brakes are working fine, as is the ABS system. The generic scanner at AutoZone...
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L imrc VIN: JTKKT62466
I need the conditions and procedure for engaging the IMRC while idling so I can attempt to do a top engine clean. There's carbon on the 6 intake valves that only get flow at wot. I've looked in the archives and can't find it anywhere. Thanks in advance for eve...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L shutoff valve VIN: WDBEB33D1H
the car came into me cause when you shut the key off the car will stay running. will shut off when you first start it in the mornings about 3 or 4 times but after it warms up it will not stop. did test all the vaccum hoses from the motor to the key switch back...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L abs/susp module VIN: 4JGAB72E1X
i have this ML430, which cam in with abs,bac, ets lights coming on intermitantly. sometimes at start, sometimes takes several hours to reset. setting a code c1314 for solenoid valve voltage supply. have used alldata to check wires and connectors but wiring sch...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starting VIN: WDBNG70J61
Hello techs. I have a finicky S430 in the shop that will intermittently kill the battery. I replaced the battery with a factory Mercedes part and checked the car for any aftermarket accessories. The only thing not factory was an add-on CD changer which I disco...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Inoperative VIN: WDBLK70G13
We have the ultimate came from the auction used car dealer situation.The convertible top doesn't work.We got 3 codes out of this system: B1000 - Fault in rollover bar/soft operation control module B1010 - Voltage terminal 30 is less than 10V B1650 - The maximu...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56G16
I can not find any info on this code - (0060-P000B- camshaft adjustment right side- incorrect position of exhaust cam) I have no code like this in alldata. Does anyone have trouble shooting for this code? Thanks Mickey Trouble codes: 0060 (P000B Continuous canshaft adjustment right /incorrect position of the exhaust camshaft)
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WMWRC3345T
We are replacing the CVT transmission. My question is, how much play is normal in the drive plate. I can turn it and cover the bolt holes about half way. It seems like it has too much but I don't know. Thank You. Frank
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G53
Hi, I need help please, This galant has an CEL, code p0300. Problem occurred at about 2000 tg 3000 engine rpm loaded or no load. Engbine surges at that speed, maf frequency jumps from 100 to 160 hz and back, fuel trim at -25%. back probe at maf signal out pin ... Trouble codes: 0300 (ramdom misfire)
1996 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L runs perfect VIN: 1N4BU31D4T
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 5N1AR18W85
this car came to us bearly running n black smoke out the tail pipe. codes came up for the o2 sensors n cat effeciency low checked fuel press just a little under spec threw these parts at it and ran fine for about a half hour was sitting in front of shop idling...
2007 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L No Start VIN: 1N6AA07A77
Customer complains of a no start, when vehicle does start poors out white smoke pretty bad. vehicle was towed in with no start. we try to start truck engine sounded funny like no compression, held gas pedal down try to restart vehicle started but sounded like ...
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L Fuel Gauge, Temp Gauge VIN: 1G3NK52F12
The customer has returned this car to us for the third time. She states that the gas gauge works erratically intermittently and the temp gauge reads near hot intermittently until she turns on the heater then the gauge reads about half way. We have not witnesse...
2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3NL52E04
New one for me. This vehicle cuts out stalls ONLY when steering wheel is turned. It only requires movement of 1/2 inch. Quick or slow movement of wheel will result in IMMEDIATE stall. No Fault codes. It is like the key was shut off when it stalls... the effect...
2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Surge
This vehicle surges under acceleration. There are no codes, and no misfires listed on the monitors. It acts like a MAF sensor, however, when we disconnected it, there was no change. I did see some slight fluctuation in the TPS readings, but there was no change...
2005 Porsche Carrera GT 5.7L 1-2 shift VIN: WP0CA29805
Hi Porsche tech: when the car is cold and stop from 1st gear or nature to 2nd gear is easy ,but run on road from 1st gear shift into 2nd gear have some difficult ,then the car warm up this problem relax, Would you tell me how to repair this problem and have ab...
2007 Porsche Caynne 4.8L Mechanical VIN: WP1AA29P44
Sorry I don't know what year model of this caynne.The transmission is made by aisin AW CO.LTD.This is 09D300 036K,TR60SN 060903 GLK .SERIAL N0. [...]. What ATF should be used on this transmission?Toyoya T-IV ATF? Thank you.
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3EB49E62
hello. i have this saab that has a really quick first second shift and a hard third shift. the customer complained that she went on a longish road trip with the vehicle, parked it, came out later that evening and began experiencing the problems described. the ...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L immobilizer VIN: YS3EB49E33
I am having problems with this Saab. When you turn the ignition switch on the message Key not accepted is displayed.I checked continuity between antenna unit and twice module.All three wires are good the Brown/yellow goes to pin39.The green goes to pin 50 and ...
2004 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L starter relay VIN: 1G8AG52F74
verified batt condition and found that when in crank position starter soleniod is only getting 4 volts tried looking at all data for info and could not find voltage ref...
2006 Scion xA 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTKKT62456
there is a past post for code p0012 i have the bulletin for replacement of camshaft timing gear for variable valve timing, this vehice falls in by vin # for this bulletin and repair, on the past post there is very confliction opions on replacement of this cam ... Trouble codes: P0012 (cam position a timing over retard bank 1)
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Accessories VIN: JF1SG63673
Hey this thing was brought in from another shop for the rear wiper waser inop the switch has been replaced with dealer unit you can use a power probe from the switch an it works sounds like switch but is new first subaru help thanks guys an gals
2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Steering Rack/Pump VIN: 4T1BF28B34
Hi, Thanks in advance for any help. 2004 Toyota Avalon XLS Complaint Hard Steering. It actually is hard for 1/4 turn then easy for 1/4 then hard etc. all way from center steer. wheel to left or right turn stop. Then from one turn stop to the other it does the ...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L high idle at times VIN: WV2EE0706S
customer concern was intermittent high idle. found code for air charge temp. sensor. compared temp. reading from scanner to sensor, reading within few degrees. found disconnected hose to t.a.c. and defective hoses to e.g.r. solenoid, repaired hoses. clear code... Trouble codes: 2322 (air charge temperature)

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2005 Acura EL 1.7L master switch VIN: 2HHES36625
Greeting's fellow tech's.. Thank's for your time.. I got body shop owner to come by & seeing as this problem supposedly occured after he installed the used door, we both agreed that he would take it back to his shop & remove all the inner component's from ...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions, NOX VIN: 2G1WL52M4T
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Stall, MIL Lamp on, po507 VIN: 1G1NE52J2Y
After numerous of you suggested ignition switch, I did the old wiggle test on wires to switch and found everytime it was jarred it would shut down car. It apppears to have solved problem. thanks Guys. I would have continued to beat my head against the wall wit... Trouble codes: P0507.
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WX15K55
Wow... Thanks for all the great reply to my request. Lots of the great suggestions. We had already tested a lot of your suggestions, But Deke from Ohio was right on the money... with the map sensor it was broken, but the way it sits on the intake manifold you ... Trouble codes: P0103.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L t-case VIN: 1GNEK13713
thanks for all the help. it was just the switch . We changedit and the phantom did not come back. All that trouble for just a switch
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Sport LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 1GCDT13655
I can't say i got it fixed,but its running and custsomer has it.It has used computer in it.We tried to 4 other computers and itwould notprogram just go to about 70%and stop.TIS trying find out what going on,we tried to do it on another truck and did the samet...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L No Start, Stuck crank sensor VIN: 3C3EL55H5V
Thanks for all the help. Some of you are not familiar with the Chrysler crank sensor location. It is located in the transmission bellhousing about the two o'clock position if you are standing on the left side of the car. In order to access it I had to remove t...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L oil leak VIN: 1B7MC33D6W
Thanks to all who replied i just didnt want to get in a jam with a new customer as the parts man problem ?BTW i got the kit from the same dealer as the guy told me they didnt make a kit you had to buy the pump and all.I thought maybe i was getting something fo...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 3.7L radiator VIN: 1D7HA16K42
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34XXM
I really would like to thank the members for the help.We have yet to repair the explorer,but we suspect leaking intake gaskets,waiting on customer approval. Thanks again,Geoff GP mechanical service.
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
This job is done and out the door. The lower manifold was the chief culprit, but both were resealed and the symptom, mainly a poor idle and constant CEL. All the replies indicated that my diagnosis was the right one and the Ford kit contained all the seals and...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L engine VIN: 1FTZR15U9W
Did not find any reason for the fluid mixture. Took pretty much the entire engine apart looking for a sign and found nothing. So had to cut the loss, we happened to have a used 3.0 sitting in the shed. So I guess the true fix was a different engine. Could ...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Detonation and slugg VIN: 1FTPE24L9X
I checked the BARO reading and we are at sea level but it's reading 152hz instead of 160 and we really are right at sea level. I lean more towards that being the problem. I road tested with guage and everything is fine plus if it was fuel press/ volume relat... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank2 too lean).
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
diagnosis was crappy, fix was easy. I was fixated on egr repair but faults had nothing to do with it. there was oil in #3 and 4 coil tubes. fixed leak fixed problem. the cyl missing caused adaptive changes that create miss on other bank cylinders Trouble codes: XXX, 304 (miss), 305 (miss), 306 (miss).
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, poor acceleration VIN: 3FAFP13P11
Well I wish I had a great technical fix to this problem but it boils down to oversight. I had a couple days off from work and when I went back the first thing I check was manifold vacuum, it was at 5 psi. I had previously smoke checked the engine for vacuum le...
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Stripped Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, LOSS OF POWER VIN: 1FDXE45F22
fix was #7 injector, combustion pressure was going up through injector aeriating fuel. tough to find but positive fix when swapped injector Trouble codes: P0263 (p0269-), P0269 (p0272-), P0272 (p0281-), P0281 (testing and results).
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55S43
First, thank you all for your assistance. I did indeed replace the fuel pump & filter. It has been 2 weeks now and have heard nothing from the customer. Usually that's a good thing. I tested the pumps grounds and module. All was ok. So, the intermittent pum... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail performance issue).
2006 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L high idle VIN: 1FAFP37N76
Thanks to everyone for their help. I brought the car back in and monitored/graphed live data for about 20 minutes worth of road testing. I had smoke tested it but did it again, checked the 90 degree hose at the bottom of the intake manifold, checked the PCV ...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L speedometer/ABS VIN: 1GKDT13S82
Well after checking the cluster thourghly, I went back over the Gm trouble shooting tree. And with alot of doubt, I came to the same conclusion, The P.C.M.??? Turns out the Gm guys were right... I installed a new PCM and flashed with the latest download and t...
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D46
we did install another switch and checked over harness connections very carefully -we installed it as per new instrutions so far its ok and we are posting a fix---wish to thank the 5 who replied for their help and as always we do for each other !! thanks joe Trouble codes: P0708.
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L cam shafts VIN: 4S2DM58W72
hello everyone this vehicle is now fixed.it turns out the little hockey pucks that the cam lobes contact to open and close the valves were reversed.i measured them and put them back in there proper places then set up the cams according to the isuzu factory dia...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA01U13
I have learned that intake seals and MAF sensors are common problems on these cars, but they didn't fix this one. I believe that the injectors are restricted causing the high fuel trims. We hunted for vacuum leaks with the smoke machine and with carb spray but... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2004 Jaguar XKR 4.2L Monitors won't reset VIN: SAJDA42B84
Most of the replies dealt with ways to reset the monitors. They were all tried without success. The local smog tech advising me was of the opinion that the ECU needed to be reflashed, and, with a deadline to register the car approaching, we decided to send the... Trouble codes: P1582 (Flight recorder data stored.), P1000 (Systems check not ready since last memory clear.).
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L 1/2--2/3 shift VIN: 1J4GZ78S8S
Some times you just have to take a step back and observe. Yes this is fixed, and yes I have learned a valuable lesson. The problem with this vehicle was not a governor pressure/output speed sensor issue like i was trying to make it. The problem was related to ...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GL58K72
This vehicle had several issues at the same time relating to Misfire codes. I ended up block testing multiple times , (actually 20+ times). I found after replacinf spark pluds three seperate times , The plugs that were removed, Two of them had a vert Slight co... Trouble codes: 303 (cyl 3 mis-fire).
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPL16471
Dear fello members, soon after asking for help I went from one day being able to walk to not being able to walk or sit at a computer. I have terible pains in my left leg that have incapisated me.Cant stay much longer at the computer. David.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L suspension/dr locks/charging/alarm VIN: SALME11483
customer is a used car lot , we provided them with an estimate on worst case of needing alternator and battery. reset proccedure of turning steering wheel from stop to stop worked to clear remaning codes. THANKS ALL for help. so far have bben declined for furt...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Service Oil light VIN: SALAD25456
Thanks to all who responded! Customer had to use the vehicle snd also has a Remote Keyless Entry fob going dead that the dealer must encode and replace. I recomended having it done while there. I did load up the LRIDS on my computer and was able to locate the ...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W0S
Thanks To everyone that helped the vehicle is gone and all is good. The DPFE solenoid was the problem and yes it was the aluminum one. The part is a little differant than the original, but after installation everything is back to working order. The one questio... Trouble codes: P0402.
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L Steering gear? VIN: JA3AH86C46
First, a big thank you to all those who replied! As I suspected there are no pattern failures of this type steering rack. Many asked why we would remove the rack to do the clutch, the answer is "because we couldn't see how the trans could come out with the rac...
2006 Nissan Armada LE 5.6L 1 touch up electric windows VIN: 5N1AA08B46
Scott hit on the nail the drivers side linkage came off the lock cylinder and made the switch read as being unlocked. It must have been moving with opening & closing the door because at times I could get it to "set". I could also put a meter on the limit switc...
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L Surge VIN: 1G3WH54T7P
Most said 1 pt in 15 seconds. I got an aftermarket mfg tell me 18 gal/hr, which works out to about 1 pt/15sec. I also happen to have a 89 buick 3.8 in the shop, it had about 1pt/15sec. So i would say 1 pt/15sec is correct. Just wanted verification. The car jus...
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L alt. VIN: 1GTHK23255
well,it was the batt.everything that came in that week was something very odd and hard,lol,i was over thikn it,thanx for all the help...jeff
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L temp gauge VIN: 1G8JU54F52
hi all posting this as a almost fix i know for a fact the bcm is corrupting data sent to the cluster the fix would be a new bcm but my boss says we do not have the money to join gm/s ac delco site for flashing so i can't flash a bcm to fix vehicle so cust...
1991 Toyota Pickup 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13D0M
This truck is one that we could not find any answers to we checked all the wiring to the knock sensor and to the computer and all is good. The only think that could maybe have a barring on it is maybe the computer but the customer did not want to spend anymore... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor).
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1SK11E4S
Hey guys. The Customer has not came back I believe that the roughness has "lightened" It is a loyal customer and he has not called back (good sigh) The last time the car was here I took off the distributor cap and poked around the distributor. I must have done...
2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E35
Returned car to the dealer with the codes that were found and they then replaced the Catalytic converter under warranty. Thank you for your help, i thought this would be the process but wanted to be sure. Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency B1).
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L security, inside lighting VIN: WVWAA63BXW
This thing is finally gone and we have a happy customer. Here is a list of what we ended up doing besides the listed items (German cars are sooooo much fun). There was a blown diode for the right front door ground lamp. The convinience module although dry did ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L aux. water pump VIN: 9BWPG61J61
I think it is fixed, after reading all of the replies and getting more information from customer. Customer admitted to listening to stereo system in parking lot at school for 1-2 hours a day. I also know that the pump is supposed to run for a long time, this i...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSF71K85
After we give customer the estimate,they picked up the vehicle so quick they could. I'll take the suggestion from Rafael to do the right job at once. Customer saved money 5 years x $50= $250 and now has to pay thousand of $ to fix the already worn out engine.H... Trouble codes: P1340 (Camshaft pos. [...] incorrect), P0301 (correlation.), P0302 (Misfire cyl. 1), P0304 (Misfiring cyl.2), P0300 (Misfiring cyl.4).
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