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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD18625
on sweping curves the steering wheel moves back and forth, like an old 4by4 with sticky axel joints. we removed rear drive shaft thinking it may be the trasfer or the clutches sticking but did not change a thing
2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUAC48H94
Customer states that occassionaly the car will not start. If she let's it set for an hour or so it starts and runs fine. Lately it has stalled on her and not restarted until she let's it set. By the time it's towed to us it starts fine. One time we were able t...
1991 BMW 535i 3.5L converter clutch VIN: WBAHD2319M
Hello we have one here that is clogging the shop...we can never get the thing to act up, but as soon as the cust takes it bam the trans light comes on and into limp home it goes. Scan shows code 54, torque conv. clutch. We cleared it once and let it go. We dro...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6345Y
hi guys got stumped on this on im not a bmw tech. With alldata i get no type of repair procedure, only a code description. i have pulled both actuators off for the vvt and tested them on the bench and they will push your finger out with the plunger. if u stick... Trouble codes: P1523
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH8340Y
Customer complains of no start, however, after you leave the key in the ignition switch and in the run position for about 3 to 5 minutes the car starts and runs with no problem. If you shut the car down, the problem will re-occur and if you repeat leaving the ...
2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L horn VIN: 1G4CW54K32
The problem is that the horn will intermittently blow on it's own;just a quick 1/2 second(approximate)burst. Usually happens while driving,but is very intermittent;maybe happens once every few months. Haven't tested anything because I'm not sure where to start...
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No Start VIN: 1J4GW48S74
This vehicle has an intermittent no start condition. It started about 1 month ago. This is owned by an older woman. She stopped to fill up on fuel locally after driving about 10 minutes. After filling up she could not get vehicle to start. Cranked over and did...
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L amp gauge VIN: 19469S7133
Hi guys, After repairing a draw, I find that the car is charging as high as 15 volts. Does not charge any higher when on the gas. The customers complaint is that when he steps on the gas, the ammeter does not climb like it used to. I think if I replace the ...
1987 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS14R3H
The EGR Passes are plugged . I remove The EGR valve and the TBI , and I tried to clean the paasse using the drill and the elastic tool ,but no luck . Any idea if I have to remove the intake to clean the passes , anyone faced this case.
1995 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L 3-4 shift VIN: 1GTEK14R4T
I am working on an older car with a 95 5.7 throttle body and 4L60E suppsidly out of a 95 two wheel drive suburban. Runs fine and shifts like it is supposed to until you put it in overdrive, it stays in second gear. All other gears work like they are supposed t...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNFK16R0V
Vehicle came in with code 340 cam shaft position sensor. Replaced same. When I went to start the engine it sounded as if it was 180 out of time backfiring through Throttle Body. Checked with Solis pro no additional codes rechecked all connections. Un pluged cr... Trouble codes: P0340
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Silverado 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCGK24R7W
vehicle towed to shop with complaint of stalled while driving @ 60mph. customer stated vehicle would not restart. upon arrival at shop vehicle started and would idle fine. the problem is that it will not accelerate unless you feather the foot pedal.if you can ...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1GCDT19W6Y
This truck is exhibiting a no shift/slip when shifting from 1 to 2. Also, the truck has no fourth gear. The transmission will shift when the throttle is lifted; but it is a very poor and loose shift. After the shift is complete the gear holds with no slip. The...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Hesitation VIN: 1GCHC23G01
Hello iatn universe and thank you for the help in advance. This problem child has me stumped. Fuel system is virtually brand new. New delco pump, regulator and fuel filter. All injectors ohm at spec ( 11-14 ohms ). Maf is good and so is map. This truck under a... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 5678909876
Vehicle will not start, Have fuel and spark 55 psi. On PID for BODY CONTROL COMPUTER Passlock sensor voltage is at 0.00 volts, sometimes going to 2.35 volts but still no start. Passlock reference voltage reads YES. PCM PID shows VTD/PCM FAIL ENABLE, and it s...
2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS14HX3
Hi, this came in died on road, no spark and no injector pulse, shows no crank or cam rpm on scanner. had code p0336 crank sensor signal, I replaced crank sensor, replaced ignition control module, installed new ECM that was flashed and passlock was relearned, T... Trouble codes: P0336
2004 Chevrolet SSR 5.3L Door Locks,Windows, Roof Top, And Lower Gauges VIN: 1GCES14P74
I have a 2004 ssr 5.3. Customer came in with complaint of door locks,roof top,and windows dont work. Checked with tech2 and found that no responce with roof top module. Replaced roof top module and roof started working but noticed that the radio was making a p...
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HD56F9U
Is There a way to check to see if when the belt broke if it bent a valve? Alldata says it is a interference motor Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44RX1
This van has a short in the map sensor ckt.will stall and not restart w/o holding gas pedal down 1/2 way.unplug tps and will idle.swap tps and no change.with tps unplugged,will idle but won't accel.happened with customer starting and letting idle.stalled and k... Trouble codes: P0107, P0108
1999 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B3HD56R0X
Long story short, Customer blew head gasket so we replaced gaskets, Timing chain set w/ tensioner. Came back about a month later & stated intermittant dies out only HOT & only after sitting for a period of time at a stop light 3-4 minutes in drive stopped. We ...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Reverse VIN: 1B4HS28NXY
I have this durango here with a 45rfe transmission that was just rebuilt for slipping bad in forward. I now have no reverse. There is no movement at all in reverse. I pulled the valve body and air tested the reverse drum. It holds air with no problem and I can...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP443X1
this van was dumped here after two other shops replaced computer 2 times and reprogramed , 2 tps sensers,1 map 02 sensers ,the main i see on the scaner the tps senser never reads correctly and low 1.75 a full throttle and 18% . the code comes on after cleared ... Trouble codes: P1496
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L drivers side is cold,passinger side is not VIN: 1D7HA18D83
Ac compressor make a lot of noise,but is blowing cold air from drivers vent,I'm looking at blower motor out,don't see any debry in there,has anyone heard of this,and should compressor be changed,also can a aftermarket be used? What make the vent problem,I read...
2004 Dodge Dakota 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7GG16K84
I need some help on this one Dodge techs or any tech that has had this problem before. We sold this truck Friday mourning and nothing was wrong with this truck. We got gas before it left. In the afternoon it came back in missing and the check engine light on a... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi misfire in one trip and memory codes), P0420 (1/1 of cat insufficient in 1 trip codes)
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L high mount brake light VIN: 3D7KS28CX5
hey guys, have this 05 ram pick up here with no high mount brake light, no trailer brakes at rear harness, normall brakes lights on rear of truch work normally, dont seem to be effected, truck just lost both high mount and trailer brake signal at the same time...
2006 Dodge Charger SE 3.5L Engine VIN: 2B3LA43G86
Customer bought vehicle from a used can lot, she had it for one week and the engine lost oil pressure, seized the left bank camshaft and bent all the valves in one head. Warranty authorized a used engine. Engine ran fine, put about [...] on it, then gave it...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Converter TCC VIN: IFALP45T6S
Hi all, this is a strange one... The TCC in this car locks up in every forward gear except first. At a stop, it can be shifted into reverse, drive, or manual-first with no problem, but when it's shifted into manual-second, the TCC applies and stalls the engine...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U7V
Vehicle came in, no start. Fuel pressure with in spec. Have injector pusle, no spark. Compression ok. Replaced coil pak, still no spark. Scan tool shows cranking rpm, and no camshaft fault. Have pcm codes, dealing with o2 sensor faults, transmission faults. Wh...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDLF47F2V
Truck came in sounded like a misfire, i ran cyl. Contribution test several times over a couple of days. I replaced the pipe for the exh back pressure gauge, and installed a nown good valve on.i tried a nown good map, and baro senor also.i looked at the front s... Trouble codes: P0476
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP45X6W
Hello to all, thanks in advance for any help. This mustang cane in for running poorly. I found the fuel pressures to be under spec, i replaced the fuel pump and preformed motorvac. When motorvacing i left the fuel pump connector disconnected to prevent pump op... Trouble codes: U1147 (Scp data fault for vehicle security)
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDA5244X
replaced fuel pump and maf sensor also tuned wires and plugs found that will now start and stalland smokes very baddly no codes in any computers checked the egr valve not pluged cam sensor test good and when removed no problems found crank sensor test go...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L fuel pump VIN: 1FAFP4D4XX
Replaced dead battery & starter engages & engine will not start. Theft light on constant with key on & car has a flat electrical plug under steering column with no card plugged in.
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L belt VIN: 1FMZU73EX4
belt sqeaks all the time the idler pulley has build up of rubbber tracks on it from skidding. I have seen this before but was not able to fix it. Any body have this problem?
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L right front wheel speed sensor VIN: 1FMZU77KX4
When truck almost comes to a stop, abs brakes activate. Put on scanner and when your almost to a stop, right front wheel speed sensor falls to zero MPH while others are still producing speed. Check all 3 wheel speed sensors with a multi meter and all 3 produce...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21575
Hey guys, this truck came in with PO 305. Has had no major problems or maintenance other than oil changes. We checked compression, all cylinders are within 5% between lowest and highest. Installed new plugs and swapped coils, cleared codes and roadtest, as soo... Trouble codes: P0305
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX21575
This truck will run rough at idle when warm after a decel.It will reset the code P0022. The left cam is not returning to the base position even though the PCM is commanding it to. The oil pressure is within spec. 65 psi@ 2000 rpm and 23 psi @ idle. I did compa... Trouble codes: P0022
1996 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GTGG35K6T
At part throttle (light cruise) around 20 MPH or so there is a misfire and slight popping in the exhaust. If you give more throttle the problem goes away immediately and the engine has lots of power. Idle is also perfect. Please note this is a TBI engine as u...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Noise VIN: 5FNRL18072
Odyessy 3.5 v-6 has a constant ticking noise. It follows with rpm increase. It is noticeable out side the vehicle. Are lifters a issue on 3.5 motors in these vehicles ?? Tick noise is constant and fairly loud. Does not seem to be in the timing belt area. It se...
1997 Hyundai Tiburon 1.8L transmission controls VIN: KMHJG24M2V
This car came in with reverse only, with fuse #9 for TCM removed it has reverse and third gear fail safe. Concern was fixed previously by rebuilding trans, but concern returned after 8,000 miles. Vehicle was previously at two different shops before it came her...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G62
Car is making me crazy! Between 23 and 29 miles of driving the car will set a lean code sensor 1. The short term fuel trim is around 0 all the time but the long term is plus 25. The 02 toggle as they should and the car runs good it just won't pass smog. the fu... Trouble codes: P0171
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46FX6
Hello, I have a friends car in my shop, and he had a misfire, that was very intermittent. He put in new spark plugs, and the car seemed fine, in fact he drove to Florida and back with no problems (3000 miles). Now that he is back the car started to miss again,... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21DOV
i got this infiniti at the shop, we replaced the engine with a used one and it ran very good. A week later it came back with an o2 sensor code and a delayed start which was resolved by my fellow technician. Before it could get out of the shop, it developed a h...
1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L clutch VIN: JACDJ58V3S
Hello there I have this trooper that when I first got it it would not move. It was like it was in neutral. I removed trans and replaced the clutch set. I then put it back together and it worked great. Then the other day or about 200 miles later the cust said i...
1987 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L ac VIN: SAJAV1345H
ac slow to come on, no blowers for 5 minutes in high mode, then come on with blower speed increasing and then works for about 10-15 m inutes then switches to heat mode. May stay in heat mode 5-10 minutes then switches back to ac, this is constant. AC temp swit...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, no communication VIN: 1J4FX58S7T
computer goes bad on a regular basis, replace three so far they,re from napa and every time it,s a loss of the 5 volt reference wich usually on those is the crank sensor that shorts out but not on this one .We got a new one from chrysler last time we did the c...
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1J4GL38K15
Hello, have a Jeep Liberty 3.7, towed in for a no start condition. Vehicle got here and started right up, but has what looked like tar all over the belt and accessories. Suspected someone had sprayed 2 or 3 cans of belt dressing on it. Coolant and oil were bot...
2004 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Stall VIN: KNDUP13134
Hello, We have a 2004 kia sedona in the shop for overheating concern. Customer had called me and said when she was getting off the highway and coming to a stop the vehicle stalled. She started it back up, started driving and noticed the temp gauge was pegged ...
2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L seat back VIN: SALTP19414
New customer wants to install a child safety seat in rear but neither rear seat back will lock in upright position. Release handle is in "up" position, showing red portion, with seat back upright; returns to this position with spring pressure when pushed down....
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Surge VIN: 1YGF22DXW5
The idle speed will jump from 700 to 1700 rpm anytime the blower fan is in the on position, then settle back down to a slightly high idle speed. Unplugging the AAC cycle switch at the receiver dryer eliminates the problem. Ac system does operate. All PID's are...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Stall VIN: JM1FE17364
Idle will hunt some times. Will stall on decel.We have tried idle relearn and cleaned throttle body no help
2008 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1BK32448
)Ok this is a new one for me 2008 mazda 3 hit by lightning while was being drivin car is now dead no comunication with pcm,I hav not spent much time on this yet just checked some basics fuses,main relays and looked at some grounds.Car will not crank over, jump...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L 2-3 upshift VIN: WDBGA33E2S
Hi Fellows, This is my own car and I don't know how to fix it (of course!) The best thing is WE ARE SPECIALIZING IN GERMAN CARS. (Don't tell it loud!) It only happens the first 3 minutes,when the AFT is still cold.After that no complain about the shifting at a...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Limp In Mode ( Fail Safe ) VIN: 4JGAB72E7X
Hello fellow M.B.techs i have one here that currently only codes #51 gear implausible or trans slipping & # 147 gear implausible or trans slipping. I know that one is a hard fault and the other intermittent fault but basically the same code. I check the tires ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cooling fan VIN: WDBJF65J8Y
Coolig fan inop. Owner replaced fan control module. Have Star diagnostics and tried to activate fan but could not. Checked all fuses,OK. Activated fan with a hot wire and checked amp draw, 25 amps. This sounds about right? Unplugged ME module and did pin drag...
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Ignition Power VIN: JA4MT31P6V
Montero Blows 40 Ignition Fuse
2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AB36F14
Customer has been chasing this code for a while and replaced the egr valve. Supposedly after the valve was changed the light stayed off for a month or so. If I reset The computer and drive for 20 minutes The EGR monitor will pass no codes, by 30 minutes of dri... Trouble codes: P0401 (Low EGR Flow)
1987 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNICZ14SOH
car stalls every 2 weeks approx. after half hour of driving. vechile has stalled once for me at idle. afterwards vechile will fire up right away and drive perfect. one code for the cylinder head temp sensor came up, but check engine light has been on for a whi... Trouble codes: 13 (cylinder head temp sensor)
2006 Nissan r51 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: PATHFINDER
this vehicle has a yd25 diesel engine it will ping and hesitate under load intermittently it is always worse after an oil change it only throws the p0093 code when it is really bad it also smokes heavly under load Trouble codes: P0093
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AJ55M7T
Thanks in advance for any help with this car. Have scoured the archives and can't seem to find a similar situation. The thing that is puzzling me is the readings on my 2 different scanners for the MAP voltage. Is this normal or is the computer equating the lo... Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Other European Arnage Red L 6.75L Trunk lid strut VIN: SCBLC31E51
Hi, I have replaced two times in a row the trunk lid struts which hold and lift the trunk lid up when opened. The problem is that when it is cold, they loose pressure and won't work. When it is hot, they work great. Even with brand new ones... According to t...

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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Clutch, gear engagement engaging, reverse gear VIN: TRUWC28N12
Most replies said it was an internal problem and that our conclusion. It appears that the transmission has failed internally. They had an extended warranty through the Dealer so we forwarded them there. Attempted to contact owner. We'll update further if we h...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Igintion VIN: WBABK6329S
We tried everything we could think of and checked everything that everyone suggested. If you read through the 16 replies and my original post you will see we checked a lot. After all was said and done the car would still loose ignition intermittently when cran...
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33414
I was told by sources on iatn responses that the possibility of driving with both feet could cause this problem and customer admitted to doing so occationally. have not seen car since. Trouble codes: 120 (pedal travel versus brake signal).
2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2Y222788
intake gaskets fixed this van as most stated. found gasket sagging sucking air from crankcase. Trouble codes: 300 (misfire also has high idle code cant remember code).
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK23162
mronin fellow techs.we got rid of this one on friday.i didnt get into much more diag.on it,but my suspitions were #s5&6 injectors bad.looks like we need to get a tech2 scan tool.anyway,cust.went for all8 injectors.i called the dealer who was good enough to put...
2002 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1G1YY22G32
Thanks to all for your help and especially those who said check starter drive it would come out from momentom when accelerating and hitting flywheel. Replaced starter and noise is gone.
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L Alarm system VIN: 1GNDV23L76
Well off the bat we found out that this van was NOT equipped with an alarm system. So all along it had to be something in the panic system. We never did get this to act up, so we did the "trial" method 1st. We disconnected the remote keyless entry module going...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C8FY78G25
Sorry it took so long to respond on this and thanks for all the replies. I checked everything that all you guys suggested and had no luck. Identifix suggested testing for injector and coil pulse with a scan tool-when I did I got a flashing test light on both b... Trouble codes: P0171.
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L stalls in drive only VIN: 1B7KF23C6T
thanks for all the good info, found that the main hardness plug was shorting out, burn up the pcm, replaced pcm and plug, now the one of the clutch packs is burnt up, order another trans, hoping truck will be fixed
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Electronic VIN: 1B3EJ46X9X
A new range sensor fixed this one. After checking the individual pins at the sensor with a test light for the third time, I found one error, the switch stayed open when it should have been closed. Thanks for the help!
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 2B7JB21Z91
we believe that after unpluging all the sensors while failed that the pcm is to blame but the customer is deciding weather or not to do the repair thanks for all the help on this one
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi Sport 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1D7HU18D95
the oring on the map truck only ran rouge the 1st 5 min of running
1980 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L no charge light VIN: 2FTEF25E3B
the light wasn't working cause there was no light there. replaced the light and with a new alt, and regulator, vehicle was charging, but had a 2 amp draw, found regulator was drawing batt down. Replaced reg and vehicle charges, light works, and no draw... than...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15N1L
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTCR10A0T
ok guys i want to thank you all for your help. as i said in the original help request i rechecked the belt timing 3 times. each time the little triangles lined up with the marks on the housing.i was using a 2006 version of autodata to line everything up. i che...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Auto 4 Wheel Drive VIN: 1FMPU18L0Y
Well this one is fixed and I am a little embarrassed about it. Everyone said that it was in the tires but the tires were new but what I didn't see was one of the tires had a slipped belt on the inside. These auto 4-wheel drive systems must be very sensitive be...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FM8016L41
Thanxxx for all the responses. Well after looking at a communication diagram i noticed instrument cluster and ECM were sharing the same communication line in a paralel circuit, so one bad component would not make me have no comunication with the other one afte... Trouble codes: U1147 (u1262-), U1262.
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L spark plugs VIN: 1FTRE14L61
Thanks alot to everybody who took their time to help. I posted here because I couldnt find a definitive answer in the archives regarding these plugs. I didn't want to break any! Judging by all the replies I received, alot of you guys have been in there before...
2005 Ford Ranger FX4 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45E75
Thanks to those who replied to my post, However I ended up sending customer to Ford for a reflash, and have not heard back from him, My feeling is its an ECM problem. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2005 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAF757696
Thanks for all the replies! I got the new motorcraft pcm in and replaced all the coils and plugs with motorcraft (as per Ford tsb). After programming pcm it's running fine. I can't believe Ford didn't do more to help escape owners. Thanks to ZapAuto for t...
1996 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GTCT19X4T
Well, As Most Of You Said, And I Guess I Figured The Same But Was Hoping For An Easier Repair, One Of Those Damn Little Torx Head Screws From The Dist. Cap Found It's Way To The Piston. Not From Me Though. I Still Had The 2 Screws To This Cap. It Broke Apart A...
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEJ6673V
this car is covered by dealer extended emission warranty 150k miles. It was refered to dealer . I will stay in touch with the customer to see what the dealer did to fix problem . I will post any info I get. Thank everyone.
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L fuse 14 VIN: JHMBB6246W
Thanx for all your Input guys. I let this car run till it got good and hot then tried to take it for a ride I did not make it far infact it stalled immeadiatly did not want to restart and the shift lever was stuck in park.it didnt blow the fuse as the original...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5658X
In reviewing the posts and researching the heater circuit I found that the ECM is responsible for controlling ground for the heater circuit. This revealed that the ground circuit in the ECM is a variable resistor which explains a small designed resistance of t... Trouble codes: P1166 (Heater circuit sensor bank one sensor one).
2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L directionals VIN: JF449S96P7
Incorrect flasher unit was installed in this vehicle. Replaced with correct one. Thanks for the help.
2004 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNE22284
Hello there I found the problem with the o2 sensor. One of the pigtails was pushed out enough to not make contact. As for the VIS code it does not turn the check engine light on and it passed emissions. Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0056, P1470.
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L clutch VIN: 1YVHP80D85
We recommended replacement of clutch and flywheel. Owner going to bring back & have that done.
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L seats mirrors tilt steering VIN: WDBFA67E0R
Thank you fore your replies . The problem was the number 8 fuse.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J81
All great suggestions. Unfortunately, the customer doesn't seem terribly concerned about the issue and isn't willing to have us spend time diagnosing the problem. The possibility of oil contamination in wiring is interesting, and I'll probably check just for... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 Sensor B1S1 open circuit), P0150 (O2 Sensor B2S1 open circuit), P0136 (O2 Sensor B1S2 open circuit), P0156 (O2 Sensor B2S2 open circuit).
1992 Nissan D21 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1N6HD16S8N
Well guys this should be an update but I gotta close this as time is up. I had the truck 3 days before it did it again. I then found specs to check ect on next try but since it was $20 I screwed one in. I had 2 DVOMs hooked up to MAF & away I went. The truck d...
2000 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NOTSURE23
OK people...This is the first vehicle that beat me. I am trying to get the customer to leave it here and diag it on my own time on the weekend. To summerize what I have done till now here is the list: Distributor cap, rotor, wires, plugs fuel filter, distribut... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P0302.
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D8Y
after an expensive upsell to a oe maf sensor ,customer has had car for a week with no more problems. thanks for the replies. Trouble codes: P0171, P1491.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AL11D62
it seems to be popular that the catalytic converters deteriorate and get injested into cylinders, damage the rings and score the cylinder walls. have not taken car apart to verify customer unwilling to repair. thansk guys]]
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L rack and pinion VIN: JN8AZ08T24
After 6 weeks of drama this Murano is back and the road with no more noises and vibrations. Steering is PERFECT!!! Special thanks to all the techs with their advise, especially James from Wisconsin asking the right question."Did you replace hi side p/s pressur...
2006 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Parking Lights VIN: 1N6BA07B26
Truck was fixed. Problem was tag lights were jumpered to trailer tow harness due to someone installing a tow hitch. This truck was not equiped with factory hitch. Tail light fuse was blown in original ipdm so that is why there was no problem with the lights st...
2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2ZF55B86
We called the gm dealer the 1st time & they didnt of course know anything. But after Mike from Wisconsin told me of the gm tsb we called the gm dealer back with the tsb # & they of course had it. We sent it to get the pcm reprogrammed & sent the customer on th... Trouble codes: P0128 (Tstat temp low).
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L noise left VIN: WPOAA2992S
This one took quite a while to figure out, but in the end it was the driver front bilstein strut..defective...
1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Spark Plug Wires VIN: 4TAWN72N5T
Thanks for all the quick responses. The "straight across" layout I had "guessed" at was wrong. The pairings are: #1 Cyl (Coil) to #4 plug; #3 Cyl (Coil) to #6 plug; # 5 Cyl (Coil) to # 2 plug. I verified this on another Tacoma yesterday. The odd thing is, and ...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTDBR32E43
2004 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L Evaporator core VIN: 5TDZA23CX4
Thanks to all that replied. We were able to acquire a heater core from 1-800 Radiator and will proceed to install them when the customer comes back. The customer was happy with this option versus the high dollar heater box.
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