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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Unknown VIN: 19UUA56842
So we have the 3.2TL Type S come in asking us to find the overheating problem. We checked it up and found out that the thermostat is not working properly and that the radiator fluid is very dirty and looks very muddy. We changed the thermostat and we also flus...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L dsc VIN: WBAGJ8321V
when driving the car at 40 miles hr the dsc lite starts flashing and the car has no power but if i disable dsc by pushing the asc button the car drives fine. what could be the problem
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Convertible Roof VIN: WBABS33431
I have this BMW 325 CI convertible that came in with the convertible top inoperative. I scanned the system for codes and had a code for a problem with the cowl lock hall effect switch. I replaced both cowl lock latch assemblies, cleared the code and it operate...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGL63432
Hello all, Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to offer. I've got a light to medium knocking noise from the driver side of the engine, upper valve cover area. it's not as sharp a lifter noise and more frequent. The 5-8 chain tensioner is almost dea...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM57724
hello all, my buddy brought his caddy in in 2008 for a routine repair for check engine light and his car in failsafe mode. we pulled the throttle body codes p0121, tps #1 performance. p0221 tps #2 performance, and a p2176, idle speed not leared. we then repla... Trouble codes: P0221, P2176
1980 Chevrolet C70 C7D042 6.0L Brake Hose VIN: C17DBAV134
This truck has a single outlet master cylinder on the firewall. There is a short brake hose about 8 in. long with a short section of 5/16 line above and below it between the master cylinder and bulkhead fitting in the frame. From there steel line travels to th...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L ride quality VIN: 1GNEK13ROW
This truck picks up a noticeable vibration at about 60 MPH and continues as speed increases. It is felt throughout the truck ,more so than the steering wheel. Checked wheel balance, driveshafts for obvious damage or weights missing etc. Was going to try to rot...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E21
just got this van back together, customer took 2 weeks to decide to fix it.It runs great but has a po341 code. it does not have a connector for the cam sensor in the harness anywhere.runs fine & have others look for the plug from the harness,its not there. did... Trouble codes: P0341
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Idle VIN: 2G1WW12EX1
Car came in with a "No start" condition. Found that if you push the throttle even an 8th of an inch or so, the car starts every time. If you do not touch the throttle, the car will attempt to start but won't run. Checked throttle plate for "gunk" and cleaned. ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GHK29113E
This truck came in customer wanted injectors replace due to low power. As a note this one has been to every garage in town multiple times for different but similar problems. I installed 8 injectors, truck starts and runs, lots of white smoke misses alot off id... Trouble codes: P1226, P1229
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH52K53
Vehicle will not crank. I have a crank command coming from the ignition switch going into the PCM at the purple wire, PIN 23, yet there isnt any Crank Relay Control ground command coming out of the PCM at the yellow/black wire PIN 76. I replaced the PCM with a...
2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19XX4
This customer brought car in for nys inspection and check engine light,pulled code p0155 bank 2 sensor 1 ,0/2 heater circut,verified bad 0/2 heater circut failed and replaced,car came back in approx.100 miles replaced 0/2 again thinking possible cam... Trouble codes: P0155 (Bank 2 sensor 1 0/2 heater circut)
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Abs VIN: 1GNDT13S46
Hello, this vehicle came in for the amber ABS warning light, and red brake warning light on constatnly, I scanned the vehicle and found code U1040- loss of EBCM/ETCM communication stored under engine/powertrain codes, but had no communication when I tried to s...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1C4GJ25B71
car came in with mil on had egr pipe clogged, we cleaned pipe and now car idles rough, the egr valve pulses on and off at idle, with the vac line off of valve idle smooths out, with the vac hooked back on and the electical connecter unplugged from the egr tran...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L conv. top VIN: 1C3EL45X62
Good afternoon to all and thanks in advance for your help. I have this 02 sebring convertible the boss picked up at auction ( on line never saw the car in person until it showed up here on the carrier).problem we have is the top is in very poor condition and n...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Coolant VIN: 2C4GM68455
Hi all, very difficult problem. Vehicle came in on a hook about some months ago now for oil mixing in coolant system and top rad hose busted. Removed heads, machine shop found small variation in head deck around oil feed passage. Milled heads and installed. Ve...
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1B7FL26X7W
Customer brought vehicle to us after having had at 2 shops on 3 different occasions.Customers complaint is hesitation, falls on face on tip in. Engine stays running at all times. After having major tune up, pick up coil, ignition coil, and fuel pump replaced t...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 2B7JB21Z91
Van came back on a hook and would not start found that fuel only primed and that in the odometer was a message that there was no bus. Would not talk to the scanner checked all power and grounds as directed to by the trouble tree for that symptom all were prese...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13Y41
Vehicle was sent to our shop after having transmission rebuilt at local tranny shop- Story was that transmission blew during a heavy snow storm and was limping to Trans shop when it quit. Customer had towed to Trans shop and transmission was completely rebuilt...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L No Start VIN: 2B7HB11X81
I have this 2001 B1500 Dodge van that has no spark. I have no ground from the coil driver in the computer. I checked for all grounds & b+ to the computer and they are fine. I checked the wire from computer connector c1 terminal 7 to the coil and it is fine. Wi...
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7MF33C32
Cummins experts please help! I'm a 17 year Ford technician that just made the switch to Chrysler and I'm not sure I'm on the right track. This truck came in running rough with idle surging so bad that you couldn't hardly drive it. I hooked up the DRB and had ... Trouble codes: P1475 (5V circuit too high), P1488, P0562, P0563, P0237, P0606
2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L Electronic VIN: 2B3KA43R27
Hi everyone out there, i really need some help,the problem with car is that the trans is limpin mode,pcm is not setting a code,i was checking the transmission relay and i notice that is missing ignition power intermediately ,i when ahead and replace the main c...
1997 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34E3V
Guys and girls, what changes the baro reading on this vehicle, i know the pcm calculates baro based on mass air flow readings at wot but every time this thing sets a lean code the barometer reading is at 129 to 137. We replaced the maf and relearned it and it ... Trouble codes: 171
1997 Ford F-150 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX18L4V
this ford is one that drives you crazy it will not set the code till you think it is a fluke and do not have scanner plugged in. have ran the trouble tree for code several times and comes out intermittent there are way too many items to check on the intermiten... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor)
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L taillamps VIN: 1FAFP52S7W
When the young lady picked up her car she mentioned the taillamps did not work but failed to mention this along with the transmission issues. Repaired alot of little things left from the gent that installed the trans. The blower motor for the heater is also ...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMRU1660Y
need help diagnosing a 4R70W transmission with no codes. when vehicle attempts to shift from 2nd gear into 3rd it occasionally will freewheel. if i easily accellerate it will shift into 3rd most of the time. if i drive it fairly hard when shiting from 2 to 3 i...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP34382
This vehicle came to us 1 month ago with no start problem. it occasionally would need 10-20 turns of the key before the guages and lights in the dash would come on and then would start and run normally. we replaced the ignition switch after checking power and ...
1993 Geo Storm 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: J81RF2366P
I give! All systems test within specs, newer tune up (by customer), but this thing surges, idles high and it started all at once, coinciding with the light coming on and the undocumented code. I erased it, but it comes back immediately. As I stated the systems... Trouble codes: 00288 (Undocumented)
1998 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS1445W
Hello fellow IATN members. 2 brand new coils, no spark to cylinder 1 and 4 from corresponding coil. cylinder 2 and 3 are fine. Tryed different PCM from junk yard with no luck. Is there something that I am overlooking. I am assuming that the crank shaft positio... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple misfire)
2002 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDT19W72
customer came in with misfire, checked and found fuel pressure to be at 55 lbs changed fuel filter and same pressure, changed fuel pump and pressure went up to 60lbs,koeo. with engine running pressure was at 56-57 lbs, still had misfire. checked cap and rotor ... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L fuse 14 VIN: JHMBB6246W
This prelude came in with the complaint the shift lever is locked all the time. fuse #14 blows when it feels like it. its a black/yellow wire that goes everywhere here is the list Guages,ELD,EGR sol.,Evap bypass sol.,Evap control sol.,TCM., O2 sensors,Alternat...
2001 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 456CK58W11
well after this suv came with a flashing SES when cold and came with lean rich codes.p0172, p0174 p0175. i spayed around intake and i found a leaky intake and replce gaskets along with spark plugs. Then it was sent out, but two days later the car came back wit... Trouble codes: P0172, P0174, P0175, P0300
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L cruise shuts off VIN: SAJKX6247W
Vehicle will run down highway all day with no problem unless using cruise control. With cruise on and level road, all is OK. If you start up a hill, or if you slow down & hit resume(in other words load the engine/cause the cruise to open the throttle further) ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L 3-4 Shift VIN: D7YGL04723
This car will shift fine at times.every once in a while will see slip forth gear.gearbox fault will go to limp mode.
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Locks VIN: SAJWA71C04
Hi this is my personal car a 2004 Jaguar XJ8. Today I locked the doors with the remote like I always do by pressing the lock button twice, once to lock the car and the second to activate the acknowledgement chirp. The doors locked but there was no chirp. I tri...
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L timing VIN: KNDUP13173
hello, I am getting ready to replace the timeing belt on this kia 3.5L. I removed the timing covers, and lined up the timing marks. All of which line up except the intake cam sprocket mark on the left bank is off by 2 teeth. I do not want to remove the belt, ...
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L No Start
This Range Rover was towed in with a crank, but no-start condition. I checked for spark and it had at least 2KV. I can hear the fuel pump come on when the key is turned on. I pulled a plug and it was wet with fuel. It had a code 29- ECM memory check. I followe... Trouble codes: 29 (ECM Memory check), 17 (Throttle Position Sensor Fault)
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L coolant VIN: SALTY19444
This vehicle came in with a obvious misfire and with clouds of steam from the tailpipe. Codes P0300,302,305,307 in PCM.The engine water slugs after shut down. Pulled plugs and found #5 & #7 wet and cylinders very watered up.I had a hard time getting an accurat...
2005 Land Rover DISCOVERY 2700CC Air bag VIN: SALLAAA175
Dose anyone know what is ment by "Stage 1 Deployment Fault" It also had "stage 2 Deployment fault" that cleared down but the 1st code will not. Cheers Frank
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Driver's air bag VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Alldata's pinpoint tests of driver's air bag (see Tests and Repair Data below) comes back normal (less than one Ohm) but stores a hard code B1932 consistantly.
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5LMFU27515
This vehicle has great power, and no codes. At idle about every 2 minutes the vehicle will stumble.. Feels like a single misfire, and then idles fine again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22132
I tested per Alldata and found nothing wrong. While the engine was running I applied vacuum to the EGR valve and the motor ran rough. Thus the passages and the EGR valve are OK. I tested the boostsensor, etc and found no problems. I put my vac gauge in place o... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR flow problem)
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Stall VIN: WDBDA28D9N
Hey Benz gurus, I need help diagnosing this one. Car came in with start and stall. Will run for almost 3 seconds. The vehicle does this every time. I have check the boot under the manifold and replaced the overvolt relay. If I spray the plate with carb spray, ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Unknown VIN: WDBLJ70G0X
I need an expert Mercedes trans. man!! We have put two used transmissions in this vehicle and get the same results. The original transmission went completely bad and was obvious in the fluid. The two used units looked excellent and there were no indications of...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L ESP system VIN: WDC2030462
This car intermittently has ESP light on and then sets codes C1036 (Communication with steering column switch module faulty, and C1172(Steering angle sensor internal fault)Both codes are sporadic.I cleared codes, but they do eventually return. My question , ha...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
After at operating Temp, shutters and bucks on accel. worse uphill. after stop and sits a little bit will run smooth but starts acting up again Check engine light flashes some times but goes out. had codes pulled, has knock sensor and 2 gear ratio codes Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor), P0731 (gear 1 ratio incorrect), P0733 (Gear 3 ratio incorrect)
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L steering angle plausibility VIN: WMWRH33475
5E40 ABS-DSC: Steering Angle implausible will not clear no errors in steering angle ecu steering angle reading is on the money strait ahead yaw sensor reads 1.3 deg s though i disconnected the yaw sensor to eliminate that option then i had a can time out code ...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AC84H63
This eclipse came in no start. Customer states he drove it home no problems. Next morning no start. Started with the easy stuff. Verified complaint. Turns over normal. No Start. Checked all fuses in underhood fuse/relay box. All good. Checked fuses inside. All...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D5X
Car came in hydro locked, long story short it got an auto recycler, mileage equivalent, engine. Car is california emissions. Swapped in the used engine with the cars old harness. Saved all old sensors off the blown engine, coilpacks, crank sensor, cam sensor. ... Trouble codes: P0325 (p1130-), P1130 (p1336-), P1336
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D93
This car has a intermittent cranks but no start all spark plugs flooded im thinking maf but too expensive to put one in there and not being the cause. Let me know what you think or if you had one with the same problem
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL11DO5
Vehicle came in c-s intermit vehicle will shut off and would restart, did get vehicle to stall out, no trouble codes in engine, tranny did have u1000 can comm error, when vehicle stalls out didnt matter hot or cold ,would happen in bay by just rev vehicle up a... Trouble codes: U1000 (Can comm error in tranny)
1999 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L prndl VIN: 2P4GP44R2X
Vehicle will not illuminate Park or Neutral with the engine running. Works fine KOEO. Also Solus will not communicate with engine running in Park or Neutral. Works fine with engine off, key on. I've checked TCM powers and grounds. Check CCD bus when concern is...
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G2WJ14T6N
this 91 grand prix cuts out when cruising . hard to start after that . spark and injector pulse are present fuel pressurte ok replaced ECM , ignition module and CKP sensor still having problem
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52TXT
I have a 96 Pontiac Grand Am that came in on a hook. customer says stalled out and would not start back up heard loud clunk. I Checked Timing chain ans tensioners ok. Disconnected module and started car would cranks just fine without the clunk. As soon as I ho... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Multiple Misfire Found)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L engine/trans VIN: 1G2WP52K81
Dear iatn, My future son in law is interested in purchasing a used 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix 3800 series four speed automatic with 107,000 miles. Assuming that the previous owner(s) changed the oil and filter for the engine, and the trans. has had a complete fl...
2008 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 5Y2SL65848
Hey guys I have a good one. 08 Pontiac Vibe 1.8 Cutomer complains that it cuts out on her. I took for a drive and sure enough it cut out on me pretty quick. It started up and i drove a few more miles and this time it cut out on me 3 times in a row without driv...
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Spark VIN: WPOEB0912K
This second "no start" came at the shop, but at the end of the day, so I pushed the car to a parking spot for the night and, about half an hour ago, went to move the car with some pushing help, and checked the starting just for grins, and it started. The previ...
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BL62676
Code sets after about 15 minutes of run time. I use a snapon modis scanner and have monitored the o2 sensors. At the time of the code set I have taken a snap shot with the graphing mode and found that the rear o2 sensor drops out to zero and the front o2 senso... Trouble codes: P0131
1989 Toyota Cressida 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT2MX83E8K
Replaced water pump and then started engine. Probable blown head gasket was known, however idle searches between 1100 and 2000 rpm after engine warms up. Replaced head gasket blown on #6 resurfaced cylinder head and checked block for warpage. None found. Put i...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L rear brakes VIN: 4TANL42NXX
hi Toyota techs, we have a 99 tacoma here with a 2.7 eng and auto trans. the clients complaint is that he cant get rear brakes to lock up. we have checked the complaint and we cant get rear to lock up we did a few panic stops from 15 to 35 mph and can never g...

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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Engine VIN: WBAAM5345Y
Thanks to everyone that responded. We decided to quote a used engine to the customer and now we wait for the decision. I would only suggest a rebuilt from the dealer if the car was fairly new and had very low mileage. It looks like there are some good companie...
1986 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start, no spark VIN: 1G4HR6938G
thanks for all the suggestions but this car still is not fixed ive tried a/c delco cam sensor and ignition modules also have replace crank sensor 3 times tried a ecm and have check all grounds and powers to and from module still no luck thanks agian when i fix...
1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G1WI54T5M
Hello and thanks to all who offered help. Too many bases to cover and not enough physical resources or GM experience for this Ford tech, found no codes, fuel pressure was good, all pipoint tests were ok and customer did not want to spend $$$ without being sure...
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GCEK19K1M
Thanks to everyone who replied. I just got back from the first test drive, she's all fixed and running great. A lot of you suggested checking the fuel pressure and regulator. I pulled the regulator - diaphragm and spring were OK. I tried blocking the EGR, ...
2000 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L cooling VIN: 2GCEC19T2Y
thanks to all of you that replyed i did a combustion leak test in the cooling system and it failed replaced the head gaskets and did a valve job no more problem
2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1NE52J11
Thank you to everyone for taking time to responed to my help request.The problem ended up being the isc motor.Check power to it through flow chart and power and ground okay.Pulled isc out and tried starting motor didnt move .Hooked up scan tool to change posit...
1994 Chrysler Intrepid 3.3L No Start VIN: 2B3ED46T7R
Ok well I guess I am a fool for thinking Mitchell wiring schematics are accurate. There is a red/white wire that goes from the ASD relay to the ECM. That wire in the wiring diagram shows no splices or fuses! If I tested continuity from the ASD relay to the ECM...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C4FY58B74
as it turns out, the coil driver circuit #1 was shorted to ground inside the pcm.this was found after doing an ohm test from that circuit on the pin from the pcm with the coil unplugged, to ground. had 0 ohms.replaced with new one, problem solved. sorry for th... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340, P0122, P0129.
2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L mirrors VIN: DLOJDVVLJ8
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2B3H46R8YH
Well frist thing is I would like to say thanks to every body that repleyed. Most replyes leaned toward cam and or crank sensor. Replaced crank sensor no help replaced cam sensor the car cranked up and ran fine. Did not think a cam sensor could screw up an engi... Trouble codes: P0356, P0352, P1391 (intermittent loss of crank or cam signal).
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Electronic VIN: 1B4GP44G3Y
as most if not all of you said the alternator fixed the shifting problem and codes did not reappear thanks for the help this one is down the road
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L battery voltage VIN: 1B3EJ46X01
Well this one was a real doozy. It seems that there is no security code for the radio just a very screwed up radio. When the radio was unplugged the parastic draw was gone. Now after talking to the customer I find out that the radio has been acting strangely I...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L gauges/odometer VIN: 1B7KV23W71
Well, one vote for pcm, one scolding and one suggestion to inspect the ribbon circuits on the back of the ipc. After I last looked at the truck and cleared the codes the ipc came back online and is still working the customer is circling the drain the rest of ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L convertor VIN: 2B7JB21Y81
I think that all my replies were correct. The problem was the convertor clutch material coming apart. It went right to the cooler and stopped there. I pulled the trans completely down for inspection and put in all seals and frictions and front band. I was af...
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 4.7L interior lights VIN: 1D4HB38N04
with help from everyone i checked into a recall on the inistrument cluster and the dealer replaced it free of charge. all is well, thanks guys
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMNU42SXY
The transmission fluid was a little low. Filled it to the correct level, this seems to have fixed the problem. It also turns out the transmission mount bolts were loose as well. Took care of the vibrations.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L blown fuse #2 VIN: 1FAFP53UX1
Problem was in harness by ft. of engine as it turns back to pcm. No signs of any previous work but 2 wires melted together. Never seen it before and hope to never see it again. thanks for replies
2003 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L message center VIN: 2FMDA53493
Talked to customer. Gave them the option. Alt or IPC. Our gut was ALT. Put Motorcraft ALT on. Fixed! The Alt was original.
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L fuel guage VIN: 23989JOSO4
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33PX5
This one is fixed! for now... it's a 6.0, I want to thank everyone that responded. What I did was change the ICP switch that is in the right valve cover. The owner has been driving it for a couple of weeks and NO problem! This truck would act up daily, so I fe... Trouble codes: P2285 (ICP Injection control presssure), P0528 (VDF Visctronic Drive Fan), P0341 (CMP Cam sensor).
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: 1FAFP53235
did not really get any help that led me to any discoveries. also checked identi-fix. there were some similair cases. but everytime the fix was listed as replace transmission. apparently not to many shops actually fix transmissions. well in this case we decided...
2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L poor braking VIN: 1FMFU16597
Thanks to all who replied. The final fix was the hydraulic assembly. Several individuals who replied stated they fail due to pushing fluid back into the unit when depressing the caliper pistons back into the calipers, however this vehicle exhibited the low pe...
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L booster VIN: 1GTEK14R8V
Hey guys thank you for all the help, this truck never changed. the customer insited that it was never like that before but after keeping the truck for amonth and driving others just like it we told him this is normal operation and he must have gotten used to t...
1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L All Gears VIN: 1HGCG2257X
Thank you very much for all your time. But it turned out that the vehicles tachometer in the cluster was off and that is how we decided that it was a late shift. I should of had it on a scan tool right away. It was showing a lower RPM on the scantool than th...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18721
Various replies said to ck. the valve timing and adjustment. We triple checked all and did a cyl. leakdown test. Turns out that the new spark plugs were faulty. Replaced the brand new double platinum plugs with conventional ones and problems all gone. Cannot e...
2006 Infiniti M35 3.5L Temp control VIN: JNKAY01F56
After swaping drivers & passenger side actuators still have pass temp door code and actuator will not operate I have no B+ to any actuator on passenger side of car I suspect ribbon is broken I have ordered 1 when I replace it I will post results
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Clutch VIN: SAJEB52D03
Ended up going to dealer for OEM parts thanks for the help
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Radio VIN: 4A3AC54L0Y
Thanks for all the replies. Jason gave the correct code and it worked. Thank you so much Jason! All other replies told me to call the dealership with the serial number. Dealer in town wanted $ for this. Thanks again.
2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Line pressure solenoid VIN: 1N4DL01DXY
I will call this one fixed. Customer had a friend with same year Altima and agreed to lend the TCM. As soon as I had it plugged in the voltage test on R/W and Pnk/blk wire made sense. Volts on R/W were at 2.6v with throttle closed and gradually went down to .6...
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Clutch VIN: 5N1ED28Y1Y
This problem has been too intermittent to diagnose, in fact hasn't happened in last too weeks and we have never duplicated it. Have to close this post at this time though. Have bled extensively but pretty sure from cust description it is not a hydraulic proble...
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Air bag Module VIN: 1N4AL11D26
A BIG Thanks to Justin from Indiana for the link to Nissan AirBag Code Descriprion, passanger side airbag harness connectors were fused/melted together . Had to replace dash harness and light went out . Thanks again .
1999 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L cylinder 6 VIN: 1GCEH15GT4
Feel like an idiot for "Trusting" The repair of other shop. Found Cracked porcelin on plug. replaced car runs great, thanks for all your help. Once again helped me out.
2006 Porsche Boxster 2.7L seat heaters VIN: 1J3439FJL6
1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CAZN42A4F
Although Ed from PA sent me a link to the service manuals for all Australian cars, it seemed to be quite a different animal than the spur I was working on (parallel Aussie model had carburetion), Dan from Michigan provided a good dealr reference, David from NJ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4251W
Well, thank you Calvin. You basically, couldn't understand why I was having such a problem with such a simple circuit. I rechecked everything again. I checked resistance at the pcm to purge valve again, I had a good wire. Checked for continuity to ground at th... Trouble codes: P1400.
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4356345634
put used compter in and purge would cycle.when grounded at pin 72 at ecm it would only drop to 6.5 v. running at terminal 2 voltage was 24 v Trouble codes: P1422.
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L TCM communication circuit high VIN: 4S3BH67524
I used the advice I recieved. I checked the voltage at terminal(137) 19 on the ECM and got 5.15v. I checked the voltage at terminal 10 (B54)and got 10.2v. I then checked the powers and grounds and they all checked out good to the TCM. I then checked the sensor...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE29M9X
There were quite a few responses to check for fuel spray, Found fuel rail, injectors and regulator failed due to OLD FUEL BUILD-UP. Injectors plugged solid (dark brown goo). The old fuel smell was the key! V dubs V dubs V dubs Arrrg! Big thanks too all wh...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCC21C0X
Thanks [...] cl...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L torque converter VIN: WV3AB47002
Thank you for all the replies. A new tcc solenoid and ribbon harness took care of the problem. Thanks Again!
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