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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28DXX
I work on thees all the time but this one is a hard case. Misfire on cylinders 1,2,4 and 6. this is a slight misfire on thees four cylinders, not a dead misfire. poor idle noticeable poor acceleration and a blinking mil lamp. removed the injector rail and saw ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0302, P0306, P1300
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUDF78E26
vechile came in complianing of vibration in gear at idle doesn't seem to be misfiring at all put jack under pan to eliminate mounts still has vib in gear at idle it does seem to be a little shakier at idle and only in gear no codes is this normal or should i b...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L covertible top VIN: WBAK7328VE
Hi all, This Bimmer had a plugged drain in the top stow compartment, and filled the back seat area w/ water. It was a bit cold here in the SF bay area, possibly affecting operation, but the second time I attempted to raise the top, it bogged down, similar to ...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L remote control VIN: WBACD4321W
I bought the new remote control, ( is it not part of the key) now i need to reprogram it, I know that it takes an specific procedure of opening and closing doors, trunk etc, but I could not find it printed anywhere to follow it properly. Is there anyone that c...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L ses light on VIN: WBDAM6343Y
i am using a modis 9.2 to pull codes the service engine soon light is on the only code i have found is the instrument panel code (cf service interval reset). i have reset this code but it comes back. i have reset all service intervals at the bmw round dlc with...
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)
2004 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L tach & fuel gauge VIN: 1G4HR54K34
Happy spring ahead! I have this Buick with a problem in the instrument cluster. The fuel gauge and the tachometer needles are both "tumbled". Sometimes they work normally. I would appreciate any ideas and thank everyone in advance.
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L interior lighting VIN: 1G1YY33PXP
Car came in with the inerior light staying on if you remove the interior light relay the lights turn off. I checked scan data and it shows that both front doors are closed and that the interior lights are comanded on by the computer. So the computer is seding ...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22PXR
This car was brought in with a hard start/running problem. The car acted like it was out of time so the customer brought a new opti spark with him. I installed it and the car starts better but still acts like it's out of time. So i hooked the scanner up and al... Trouble codes: 43 (esc problem)
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1BL82P8R
this is the fun one...with the dist. behind the waterpump. when it came in, i had spark into the dist, but not out. customer ok'd a new(again) dist. cap, and asked for the dist. to be replaced again as we're already there. now with them installed, i have sp...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK24132
Hi guys. Did get this thing started finally-still have low fuel pressure(25mPA). Found this to be due to a BAD fuel leak coming from somewhere below the injection pump-i can't tell even w/ a small mirror. Has anyone seen a leak such as this? It appears to be f... Trouble codes: P1093 (low fuel pressure), P1094 (fuel rail pressure low)
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23132
mornin,gents.truck comes in ,driver complaint,no start cold.plug it in[block heater]for an hour,fires right up.however it cranks for 2or3 seconds longer than i think it should at operating temp.glow plug system is all new,oe stuff and is working perfectly.we t...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13SX3
the customer is complaining that the check engine light is coming on after 2 days of driving. i ran thru mitchells tests and determined the cam phase acctuator was sticking when cold. the vehicle has since returned with the same code and i have seen the cam ph... Trouble codes: P1345 (cmp/ckp corralation problem)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L electric braking VIN: 2GCEK19U24
Customer bought this vehicle and complained brakes were very hard, this apparently has an electric brake system that gm had some problems with, I can't see the vehicle nor work on it as of yet as the dealer will not let customer go with it saying it's too dang...
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L high idle VIN: 1GNDT13X44
Need help with this one guys,this suv came in with PO507 code in computer,idle too high. engine was idling at 1000rpm in park and 1100rpm in drive.Smoke tested intake system and did not find any visable leaks.checked current iatn postings and found that someti... Trouble codes: P0507
2004 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD56G84
this vehicle was towed into the shop the other dat lady was driving it and it just shut off, we brought it in the shop checked fuel pressure and it is fine( checked for spark and injector pulse and we have none, cam and crank sensors read out of sinc and the t...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP54L24
HI Y'ALL!! I have 04 chryler van that runs PIG RICH 10%+ CO. the code that sets is p0171 system lean??? HUH?? Ok It has been "like this" for a coulpa months! Been to at least 2 other shops!! The story gets longer and deeper the further I go! When I got it the ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean code)
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Surge VIN: 2C4GM68425
Hello all, It has been a long time since I have needed to rely on the great IATN group. I have this 3.5 liter chrysler pacifica that is driving me crazy. This vehicle surges under light throttle between 1500-2000 rpm most of the time. Seems to do this more whe...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF23Z3X
I am using a Modis to diagnose this one. I have tried Global OBD and still have no communication with ECU or The Body Module. I can communicate with Transmission and the Abs Module.
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L engine oil pressure VIN: 1B7GG2AN81
Thank you in advance techs who helped . truck came in for a safty check because he is going back to school a few hundred miles away . went out to start truck ,truck started fine but did sound like no oil pressure was there till about 5 seconds lata it was fine...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B8GP54L81
First thank you for take time for my problem. This van was tow in with no crank and no start complain. ck-ignition out put nothing so i replaced switch. Van was start and run fine in the shop but put in gear. It died. found fuse for ignition switch burned out....
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HS48NX3
my durango has a solid misfire on #8 accel and idle. compression looks good injectors sound good, and it has a knock that is in perfect beat with the misfire. even on startup you hear a clunk. the knock is heard best at #8 and #6 intake area (plastic intake) n... Trouble codes: P0308 (8 misfire detected)
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L lifter like noise VIN: 1D4HD48DX4
Hello and thanks for giving me a little of your valuable time. I have this sweet thing that came in on a hook. Customer stated he drove it in the night before and was standing by it when his wife was starting it to leave late the next morning. He said he heard...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WD12345678
Hello My Fellow IATNrs: I have a customers Dodge/mercedes/freighliner sprinter with a 2.7 L. engine automatic, issue is excessive smoke at tail pipe,using a Mercedes SDS which can diag this dodge (mercedes rebadged), found no codesyet i notice Mass air flow va...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L airbags VIN: 2C4GP44R55
Hello Chrysler Techs ,05 GC with air bag light on came in and visual inspection seen sensors bad in frt check for codes and had several in for frt sensor no communication. Changed sensorsand connectors for both frt. end sensors. cleared codes and Retest system...
2007 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4FV47V07
I have a 2007 magnum with code #P1004 im having trouble diaging this car because it was made 09/2006 connectors going to pcm are 2006 but this code is non existent in06 modles control valve costs to much to be guessing any help would be nice thank you Trouble codes: P1004 (short runner valve control performance)
1992 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L rear brakes VIN: IFMYU22EOR
lady called me up, said shes on the side of the road with no brakes. at inspection found RF rotor almost gone and one of the pads missing the LF pads where close with a blue rotor both front wheel bearings bad and a clogged LF flex line.during the bleeding had...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14CXW
really strange problem here. engine runs ok when first started. after revving up engine, it starts to misfire and run really rough. customer had it at dealer they told him it was bad lifters and fuel injectors. he replaced all injectors and lifters, still runs... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE1128X
this van has an engine miss fire under light acceleration at about 1600 rpm and higher. the plugs, wires and coil have been replaced twice. we have already unhooked the egr valve, this makes no difference in the way the van runs. so i think we can rule out the... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder number miss fire)
1999 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L 4x4 inop VIN: 1FTRX18LXX
Howdy ya'll. I have here a 1999 Ford F150 4 wheel drive. Came to us late this evening with 4 wheel drive inop. Customer states the 4 wheel drive worked fine yesterday morning, but on the way out of the woods it quit. He was at or around 10 miles an hour he sai...
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 E-150 Econoline 4.6L monator reset VIN: 1ETRE14W2Y
Van came in on 1/18/10 for a engine light on. Had a misfire and egr flow code performed above repairs and cleared light. The van is a delivery van which sees both stop and go traffic and highway travel. This van has accumulated over 1000 mile and the evap moni...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P45
Its a 2005 ford f-250 super duty with a 6.0L direct injection motor. I had a p0264 p0267 p0270 p0270 p0273 p0276 p0279 p0282 each code was for Injector 1-8 circuit low wile testing a p0611 came up for the fuel injection control module performance. Checked powe...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAFP73W05
Would appreciate some help on this one. Car has an intermittent idle issue. It feels like it stumbles and cuts out and sometimes it is bad enough to make it stall. The problem only occurs at idle. Yesterday the problem was apparent for about 20 minutes while i...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP7I435
We ran Modas at home so do not have codes but 17 codes cleared drove car all come back city mechanic did rear brake pads and rotors pads were cutting into rotors. We cleaned metal from wheel sensors we have also removed all 4 wheels and rotors checked wires bl...
2000 GMC Savana 3500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1GTHG35JXY
poor idle quality,misfire,scanner shows all ok,runs good for a month or two then back to rough idle,egr/purge sol bypassed no change. injector balance test good. good compression and relative compression.smoke test intake for leak none found. vac. with pcv dis...
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L power steering pump VIN: 2GTEK13T34
This truck is starting to steer hard again.This is what happened last time just before it failed compleatly.Is there something that will cause these to fail often.System was flushed and all seams well.Thanks so much.
1994 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8662R
In the morning, mostly as the temperature warms up from very cold the car takes as much as 10 minutes for the fuel pump to turn on. You turn the key on and wait till the pump decides to activate adn the car will start. I put a new fuel pump and master relay in...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22932
Calling Honda techs-got one I've never seen before.Girl brings in car with ses lamp on and code p0303 stored-says AZ sold her a coil and plug and she installed them on cylinder #3.I drive the car-no misfires noticed,drove the car a number of times-could not du... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire)
2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Misfire VIN: 5NPEU46F26
hi guys. this is the 3rd time car has been here. cust concern of misfire at idle w/ses(p0300). unable to duplicate until this visit-cust brought it while misfire occuring and did not shut it off until i looked at it(cust states if shut off it will stop misfire... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDRO7Y21
Hello Members, Please HELP!!! This car is my sisters car(FREE REPAIR) and is driving me crazy as is my sister. The MIL light has been on this car for quite a while now and has been ignored. UNTIL NOW!!! She complained that the other day when it was raining ou... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P1145 (VTC Position SensorBank 2), P1320 (Ignition Signal Primary)
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W4Y
Guys this rodeo runs good but the right bank shuts down sometimes. You can unplug every coil on the right bank and it don't do nothing runs the same. The owner said he change every sensor from the old motor that ran good. Including the computer and module on t... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L ignition system VIN: SAJEA03V83
any help would be greatly appreciated.
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S0V
vehicle was towed into our shop for an engine replacement. after engine was installed wont start. we did some testing and found fuel pressure was within spec. checked and had constant injector pulse and great spark out of the igniion coil. our motis showes tha...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L rotor VIN: 1J8GW48S82
Replacing the front brake pads and rotors did not help-Wagner parts, Brake shutter at all speeds, after removing dirt and debris from the hub, I put the dial indicator on both front rotors and had a reading of .003 which is good...replaced brake pads and rotor...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7232V
Have a car in with a multiple misfire. p0300, p0301, and a p0302. Spark is okay. Have pulse as well. Injectors are clicking. Vacuum is steady. Compression is good. Problem happens at random start-ups / test drives. I sprayed some carb cleaner into one of the v... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple Misfire), P0301, P0302, P0303 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Electrical VIN: 1LNHM86S6Y
This vehicle has a parasitic draw, however; the customer does not have the money to replace the GEM module. I once read a reply to parasitic draw that talked about a device that connects to the battery positive that prevents this draw. I have searched the arch...
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, hard start VIN: JM1NA3536V
car had bad w/p got hot and cracked head installed brand new head/ ect/maf/ t/belt/plugs wires now car is hard to start have to hold to floor to get to start then runs fine timing has been checked 4 times seems to be dead on no codes setting cylinders seem to ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L blend door/flow direction VIN: BA48D0JA09
I can't get the mode switch to change the direction of airflow through the HVAC box. I did some research and found that the vacuum crossover switch/ hvac vacuum switch over valve should should be tested but I can't find it. If someone can point me in the right...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA48D4K
Help please I have a 1989 Mercedes 560sl we installed a used motor in. I have never been able to get it to idle right since, when its cold it idles worse like an engine miss, as soon as you come off idle its smooth, after it warms up its runs much better but s...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54EXX
vehicle come in and had multiple misfires, customer said plugs were original w/ 140,000 miles on them. i replaced the plugs and a serpentine belt. vehicle run fine. i cleared the codes with my red brick (snap-on) and they didn't clear so, i unhooked the batter...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Lighting VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Having some trouble w/ the HID headlamps in this S500. Vehicle came in w/ the r/f low beam out. Looked like a body shop had tried to repair the headlamp assy (tabs were broken and glued in place). I removed the headlamp and powered the ballast (brown and white...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Drivers seat,Head lights,blower motor VIN: 4T1BK36B85
Have a 2002 Mercedes Wagon E-320,(Problems with car),Drivers seat won't go back or forward,tilt seat works and head rest works,steering wheel auto won't work,blower motor fan for heater won't come on,also having problems with head lights keep blowing out.All h...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SMART 42 .8L No Start VIN: WMEAJ00FX5
Checked for any stored codes in both Mercedes and generic formats and found none. Vehicle has no fuel comong up to the injectors. Dropped the tank and exposed the pump found good power and ground to the pump. If we attach the harness back to the fuel pump the ...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L ABS blowing 10 amp fuse VIN: 1MELM62W8R
Well guy's I could use a helping hand here. I have been retired for a few years now so I have not been in the loop as much as I should be. I have this 1994 Couger XR7 with the ABS light on. I tried to run a scan with my Snap-On scanner and it would not run. I ...
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Luxury 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4M2EU48896
This Truck is at a shop for poor running condition. It was reported to me that it barely drove up a rack lift. They saw the fuel trim bk2 very high 28% or so and bk1 not to high around 5%. They dropped the cats to eliminate that as a problem. Still Present, MA...
1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8HD17Y5L
got this pathfinder has an intermittent stall and hard start when cold.when it is running i have a test light hooked into the blue power wire going to the coil and when it starts to crap out i can see the voltage on my test light start to go out and come back ...
1996 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W0T
The check engine light is on and I am not getting any communication from the OBD II or Consult diagnostic connectors. The van starts and idles but has no power when attempting to accelerate. The engine cooling fan runs at all times. I have power and grounds to...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L engine VIN: JN8AR07S1X
this auto has me good i need help with this one... Came in from another shop. Will crank and run, when cranked cold has miss and runs very rich. burn your eyes rich, but after it get to op. temp. it runs like a champ, can go anywhere. When it is cold you can't...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31DXY
car came in w/code 1320 replace all coils but before i replaced coils customer had iat sensor wires connected together fixed that seems to read fine . now i have a condition when i crank kicks back like timing s wrong replace ckp sensor still same problem. coi... Trouble codes: 1320 (primary circut coils)

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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L No Start VIN: WBABS53421
THank you all who replied,We sent the car to a bmw dealer for a new dme and coding, Thanks. Trouble codes: P0604, P0505.
2002 BMW M5 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBSDE93402
We had to send it of to BMW for a reprograming recall. We found a dealer that is also a testing station.
2006 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Self-leveling 2 axle suspension system VIN: 5UXFA93586
I received two replies that suggested rechecking the entire system for leaks, no leaks in system at this time. I received one reply that suggested looking for system error through live data...grounds etc. So far, I have not been able to get the system to opera...
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DA03L26
after replacing the fuel tank pressure sensor, we cleared the light. It came back for the same code the next time it ran the test. We replaced the $230 canister (cost) and it hasnt came back yet. thanks to all for your help! Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent system perfomance).
2000 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Parasitic Draw, Batt dies in 2 hours VIN: 1G6KY5496Y
1989 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTDK14K2K
Well it is time to thank all that responded. We checked everything from bad grounds , distributors , map sensor ,intake gasket and fuel pump. In the end it ended up being the wireing in the fuel tank that runs the pump. This was not the frist place we thought... Trouble codes: N0NE.
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14K3L
Distributor replaced with remanufactured unit including Dist Cap, Rotor and Ignition wires-set timing to factory spec (with firewall advance wire disconnected). Initial road test found better throttle response. Monitored with scan tool over 15 mile test - no ...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP23T9M
I got a lot of responses, but I still could not fix the car, at least for now. I ended up having a 92 RS come in and I tried its computer w/prom and also the ignition module. tried playing with the timing, the gas was drained during the pump change. With every... Trouble codes: 43 (ESC Circuit).
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Surge VIN: 1G1JF12T4V
intake gaskets was the problem. Im put the smoke machine on the car and smoke was pouring out around the intake. I thought I had a employee already run a smoke test. But i guess it was antoher vehicle. thanks guys
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Drive-axles VIN: 1GEK19T84E
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 34ERTTYYUI
Thanks very much all, it turned out that it was the cat plugged. I had mis-diagnosed the vaccum reading by saying that the scale went to zero at full throttle, and somebody had mentioned that it should pop right back up after throttle blip, which is correct. I... Trouble codes: P0300.
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L steering column VIN: 2006DAKOTA
I removed the steering column and lubricated the bearings.The center bearing was visible with the column mounted in the vise. The HS 2000 from Wurth works well for tight spaces. Goes in a liquid and turns to a sticky grease within minutes. Reinstalled and road...
1991 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L leaking egr tube VIN: 1FABP60T12
Thanks again for all the replies and ideas we got from you guys. No tube is available on the aftermarket, so as suggested we fabbed one out of copper tubing, worked great. Thanks again.
2000 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Engine VIN: 2FTRX18W3Y
Thanks to everyone who replied to our request for help. The suggestions and recommendations we recieved were all helpful. As it turned out the problem was something you would never expect and had us stumped for quite awhile. In the end it turned out the squeal...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L intake VIN: 1FTRF18242
I'm really sorry for not posting sooner, but the customer had to save money for the repairs. When we pulled the lower intake manifold, we tried our best to remove the broken piece of coolant bypass pipe. But we were not able to so it was time for a lower intak...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14534
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L fuel gauge VIN: 2FTRX18W24
thanks forn all the information that was sent. after installing a signal generator the feed line that sends the signal to the fuel gauge and dialing in a 200 ohm resistance. I removed the instrament cluster and checked the pin at the cluster connector and we h...
2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L Oil Pan R&R VIN: 2FMDK49C38
Maybe we just got lucky. 3 respondants said yes, we have to remove the engine and subframe and strip the timing cover down to reseal properly where the oil pan and the timing cover mate. The 4th respondant said not to pull the engine, but back the transmissio...
2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L Stall VIN: JNKCP11A31
Thanks to all that replied, Come to find out that the iac valve that i replaced was not oem. I ordered new iac valve from nissan,installed it on car, still had a minor fluctuwation in the idle but the engine did not die.so checked the tps setting,it was .o2 vo...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L w/wipers VIN: 1J4HR58295
after getting three different stories from this customer, first,that int wipers only work intermittantly,2nd, i made a mistake on theory and operation, this rain sensor funtion, doesn't allow wiper to wipe if there is no rain on windsheild, which i didn't gras...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7237X
Good evening everyone Thank you for all your responses,I followed everyones advice through and your not going to believe but it ended up being the spark plug these plugs were brand new put another plug in just by chance and engine runs perfect.Thanks again for... Trouble codes: P0304.
2003 Mazda B4000 4.0L Compression VIN: 4F4ZR47E13
The vehicle is gone- knew it would be. Concensus seems to be bent valves- I never found information whether it was interferance engine or not, but then I wasn't looking very hard either. No posts said it WAS valve bender, just suspected. If I would have though...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Engine VIN: WDB2200752
Further investigation pinpointed the noise to Gudgeon knock on the left side. Interestingly the noise disappeared after a drive on the open road, and would again appear after idling again for a few minutes. Advised the owner of the fault and they chose to live...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Clutch VIN: WMWRE33403
Thanks for the support! We were able to do the clutch without any special tools. Thanks to Greg and Dan for the chain and needle nose tips. (big help) The clutch alignment tool was in our clutch kit. Thanks Barney for the words of encouragement. The Mini is ...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33587
Hi thanks for all the responses. With the knowledge that the codes related to evap it made the job much easyer. I found a broken wire that had rubbed through the harness. This wire was the power wire to the LDP once this was fixed and the codes cleared all was... Trouble codes: P2419, P2401, P2418, P2400.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y9V
Replaced rollover valve above gas tank. Had a small crack in it. Trouble codes: P0442.
1985 Nissan Maxima GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions
vehicle came back in.but i did not get a chance to look at.my boss did and he installed cats and pass smog,he did not mention if o2 was working or not.sorry for the delay... Trouble codes: 23 (throttle switch), 31 (a/c switch).
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A01
Thanks to William, charles, yemane,paul [...], and Thomas, I am confident the new re-learn done at the dealer has fixed this car. After getting one bad ecm repair I was gun shy. I sent it back and they found a problem which they fixed free of charge. Got the e... Trouble codes: P0505.
2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L steering wheel VIN: 5N1AR18107
lines and pump fixed this vehicle debris from inside of rack came apart and caused some clogging
2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Surge
It was the fuel pump. Got my amp probe to work, and the pattern was all over the place. Got another figure out a good way to watch the fuel pressure while driving, and saw the pressure drop when it acted up.
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Speedometer, ABS VIN: YS3DF55K9Y
It took a while but it's finally fixed. Thanks to all for the input. The ABS module was the problem. I sent it out to BBA for rebuild. They said it was not rebuildable. Seems this is a common problem with these Bosch units. Bought and installed a used un...
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Inner axle seal VIN: YS3FD79YX6
I replaced the seal with the 90-542-019 part. The old seal had some numbers stamped on it that the new seal didn't have, whether that means anything or not, I don't know. The trans oil level was correct and the vent was clear. I gave the car a 20 mile test ...
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HJ85J2T
Thanks again to all who responded to my help. One thing I forgot to mention is that I did take the VSV and apply battery power and it did work but I only one time so I thought it was good but now I know it is intermitent, so Most everybody suggessted VSV so I... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insuffient Flow Detected).
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L battery drain over time VIN: 5TBBN44123
Customer didn't want to spend the money on the wiring upgrade per TSB guidelines, so I made a recommendation that they just make sure they turn the headlight switch off after each use when using the headlights. So far, so good. No more battery drain issues. A...
1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWCA0152K
Thanks guys, you all were helpful in guiding me. I found the OXS Thermoswitch and it works but the terminals were looking a little grey and dirty so those are sorted now which helped a lot. The other thing that was pointed out and turned out to be the case w...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWMD63BXW
I waited till last minute to close because i was waiting to hear if customer brought to dealer - apparantly not. Had varying info on this code. I go along with the fact that its a electrical issue and not a mechanical one. My feeling is a wiring issue. Double ...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V9M
Well I think what you guys were trying to tell me was to replace the coil with genuine VW. (just kidding) Installed factory VW coil. Of course the car runs, we will see how long. I'll keep you posted. Thanks, Jeff
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L backfire VIN: 9BWBT21J71
I do not have a fix for this car, but I would like to close with a summary. First off I want to stress that this only occured on start-up, and the car never exhibited any driveability problems. Several replies suggested a lean condition or a bad MAF. I would e...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWSP69MX2
This volkswagen is finally fixed.Once basic pump timing was set with holding tools we still needed some small adjustment as the engine was very noisy. I think timing was a little advanced. We moved the pump pulley VERY SLIGHTLY toward the rear of car and engi...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L in car VIN: WVWTU63B15
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