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1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUB584AZR
Thanks for reading this post. This is the first time we have seen this vehicle, it came in with a complaint of a misfire. We scanned the car and got 00554 lambda sensor control 2 adapt limit exceeded int. The vehicle does not have a hard miss, it idles slightl... Trouble codes: 00554 (Lambda sensor control 2 adapt limit exceeded intermittent)
2005 Audi A3 2.0L security
what is the procedure correct for this work. the engine code is BLX
1998 BMW M3 3.2L top VIN: WBSBK033XW
Thank you all in advance for any help you may provide. I replaced the front lock motor as another shop twisted so hard on the manual allen that they broke the gear inside. I locked the top down manuelly and the light on the switch is flashing. I read the intia...
2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03XYD
Code 42 will pop up every time, but only on the right bank. I tested the system by a voltage test at the cats and then by swapping the feeds to the cats and the code remained on the right bank not staying with the right side cat. The results were still the sam... Trouble codes: 42 (abort heating e cat 1)
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L compressor VIN: 5UXFA535X3
There is 4.6 volts on the signal wire to the compressor all the time.I hooked up a scan tool and the a/c module is reconizing the a/c command on and off from the button but no compressor operation.I can not find a description of how this circuit works any wher...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Eliminate Xenons? VIN: WBAET37443
Hi there, I have one that I am not sure what to do with. Typical of these days, I have a customer in with a car and they are really broke. They have this 325I with the Xenon headlamps. One lamp is out and they are very expensive. I warned them that problems w...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Door Locks VIN: 1G4HP54KXY
This vehicle's door locks are not functioning electrically. They do not work with either door lock switch or either key fobs. We scanned the drivers door module and found that there was a code #U1255 Class II Data Malfunction.We checked the inputs via scan dat...
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WB55K31
I have a 01 Buick 3.8L, customer complains of stalling. After scanning, finding no codes, fuel pressure is within spec. It took several test drives to get the car to stall. It acts like it runs out of fuel, with no drop in fuel pressure though. After stall the...
2000 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Blower, Fan Speed control VIN: 1GK6KY5493
Caddies are a blast. This came in with fan not running. It was dead when we worked it. It was fairly straight forward. Found voltage at the Fan Mod, made the fan spin with 12 V. Scoped the Control wire coming from the head, got a pretty WF. It moves nicely on ...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: 1G6DM57N83
This one happens only once a month but when it does it will only idle until he restarts the car then it just shifts bad until i clear the codes. I have never been able to get the car to act up. But when i was checking it out i once had 28ohms on the low ref.at... Trouble codes: P0221 (Tp s 12 mismatch), P2176 (Min tp not detected), P2135 (Tps 1 2 voltaged more than predicted)
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L clutch VIN: 1G1YY0789G
ive replaced everything in the clutch system and bled the entire system as a unit off and on the vehicle. still i have a low pedal. ive checked all measurements and specs. all are in spec. i thought that i may have had a bad m/c so i replaced it again. still n...
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...
1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GNGK26J9T
Scan tool data looks ok. Intermittently at a stop it will misfire & or unstable idle. At cruse most of the time it feels like the cruse is hunting, surgeing, & or momantary buck. At medium to hard accel it is ok, at floored it is ok. Even though the scan tool ...
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WX12K4W
I received the car not running. It had an intermittent no start. I believe the fuel pump was replaced, then the lock cylinder. After which the turn signals were inop. next the steering column was replaced to try to remedy this. Then the car would not start at ... Trouble codes: P0452 (fuel tank pres sensor open/shorted)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23171
Check engine light is on, and has a po380 code. Was that way all thru the winter and never had a starting problem. Check voltage at the large red wire at controller, good. Checked voltage at other two large terminals one powers up with key on, and also powers ... Trouble codes: P0380
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L parking brake VIN: 1GNFG16Z52
truck has no adjuster nuts on main cable and alda quotes have to pump e-brake pedal 3 times and its is adjusted. I tried this and it has a lot of free play in the cable, the pedal goes to the floor and truck won't hold. alda has a procedure to install a screw ...
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...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK24U14
Vehicle died on road. Customer pulled in to us. It started for me and i drove it in shop. Vehicle then died. I have good fuel pressure. Found these codes. Scoped crank sensor and found it starts acting weird and then goes flat, vehicle dies. It will not start ... Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock sensor 2 signal short/low), P0335 (Crank sensor a circuit problem), P0336 (Crank sensor a 18/24x out of range), P0455 (Evap large leak)
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2G1WF52K35
Car cuts out only on acceleration cold. Idles good. After operating temp it starts running fine Trouble codes: P0350, P1350
2002 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L Tailgate latch VIN: 1C8GHN4762
Hi, This is UK Grand Voyager, long wheelbase, 4cyl diesel with 5speed manual gearbox. These options were not permitted by IATN. Sometimes the "International" bit gets overlooked! Fairly straightforward fault. Tailgate latch(Liftgate in USA?) does not release....
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP54L65
This 2005 Town and Country came in a few weeks ago with a number 3 missfire. Found the plug wire arching and slightly melted. We replaced both the plug and wire. The vehicle now has a miss on a COLD START only. Code p0303 every time. I have watched spark and i... Trouble codes: P0303
2008 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 4.0L Brake Pedal VIN: 2A8HR44H38
This is the second t&c in 2 days.brake pedal sinks to almost the floor,engine running.engine off pedal hard and hi.pinch off front lines pedal is good.bleed brakes manualy and by scan tool.i think master but why block fronts pedal good.any ideas would help.
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L a/c VIN: 1D4HS58N53
vehicle came in no a/c in front .pressure is low.Low side 22psi high is 122psi. evaporator was leaking we replaced mopar.also replaced two front and rear thermostat expansion valve, still not cold and same pressures replace compressor still no change in pressu...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28D66
this is a long post so thank you for taking the time to read ok here goes customer stated he left key on over night and battery went dead he charged battery with his charger and now we have the folowing problems my big ? is were to start on this thing trans co...
1988 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26H9J
Ive never had a stumper like this before. When cold, truck hardly runs unless you keep your foot in it. I have had it floored and it runs almost like it is on 4 cylinders. Once it can sustain an idle it is very erratic and puffs small amounts of black smoke. f...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Swaybar VIN: 1FALP67L3S
Rear swaybar bushing bracket is being pulled away from frame. At first the bolt was broken. After putting a new bolt,bracket and bushing the car was fine for two weeks. It came back with the same problem. The sway bar is not bent, and the suspension seems fine...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Ignition VIN: 1FAFP4040W
Greetings… First of all I will like to thank everyone in advance for all the help that I will get through this wonder tool… Here is the problem this mustang came with a no start problem and after getting all the information from the customer mention that he ha...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L firing VIN: 1FALP62WXV
This one puzzles me hopefully some of you can help. It will not start, meaning it has no spark for a while then it starts and runs fine. When yoiu turn the key to run the fan runs and if you crank it before the fan shuts off it will not have any spark. Once th...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Drive-axles VIN: 1FDKF38FXV
this truck first came to us with loose bolts in the left rear axle shaft and the customer stated that he had (within the last year) had someone put a ring and pinion gear in the truck. We removed all of the bolts, cleaned them and added loctite and reinstalled...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L blend door motor VIN: 2FALP74W2V
Customer came in with hot vent air no matter where temp was set.I got codes from heater control(24 and 25).Trying temp buttons again,the temp worked for 10 min when working the temp buttons back and foreth from cold and hot,then it quit.Motor didn't work when ...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FTRF18W7X
Customer recently purchased this vehicle and was told there was a weak coil. Replaced coil idles fine but will misfire when going uphill, if accelerator is increased misfire goes away. Checked spark plugs for 4 & 7 and found them to be fine and barely used. Ve... Trouble codes: P0100, P0153 (O2 Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 1 slow response), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4), P0307 (Misfire cyl 7)
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMRU17L8X
Shifts bad when hot. Runs like misfire. Cannot duplicate for now. Fuse #24 is for the Heaters and Shift Solenoids. Test good, Power is at the O2's. Trans appears to be 4R100 I cannot find the Shift Solenoid connector on the trans. Alldata shows a picture but I... Trouble codes: P0755, P0141, P0161
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F1X
Vehicle does not appear to have a glow plug problem. I see it as the PCM not recognizing GPR energizing both side GP's. Computer appears to work the GPR properly, it energizes GPR when EOT is less than 131 degree. In AM or when completely cold the GPR stays en... Trouble codes: P1361 (Glow plug circuit low input rt bank), P1393 (Glow plug circuit low input lt bank), P0605, P0603
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Pats VIN: 1FMRU156XY
The Ford Expedition came in with a defective lock cylinder. Repaced it with BWD CS742L now can't reprogram the two pats keys.performed self test and found B1213 and B1602 Theft codes. we are useing a NGS Star scanner with XL Locksmith and the green locksmith c...
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW08LX1
Came in for loss of power ender load the codes where in history cant get them to come back- i smocked system for any vacuum leaks none found- o2's reading ok along with fuel trims,temp ect. Checked cats for blockage the truck runs fine until you get on the gas... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (System lean bank 2), P1131 (Lack of heated o2 bank 1 sensor 1), P1151 (Heated o2 bank 2 sensor 1)
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L interior lights VIN: 1FN1E456HL
hey ford guys i have this 03 expedition that came in with interior lights staying on and door ajar message on in instrument cluster. hooked up scanner and found left rear door switch saying open door when closed replaced door ajar switch now says door is close...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21P74
this is a 6.0 liter powerstroke deisel ..has been around to a few shops!! has codes PO0262,PO0264 PO0267 PO0269 POO270 PO0273 PO0279 PO0282 PO0284 ALL THESE ARE INJECTOR CIRCUIT LOW AND #3 #8 BALANCE .. DONT HAVE MUCH DIESEL EXPERIENCE BUT IM LED TO BELIEVE TH...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Lack of power VIN: 1FTSW31P24
Owner has 2 complaints, do not think they are related. 1.)Around 8 months ago customer took vehicle to dealer for a simple service, when they left they claimed they could not hear the normal whistle of the turbo and a complaint of no-power. They returned quick...
2007 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14D47
I have a ranger bought from auction, supposedly a repo with 1 previous owner. Alldatas flow chart is practically useless. I have a ltft of 25% and stft around 24%. This truck went to the dealer, they charged him 400. to reflash pcm and replace both o2s then th... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G23687916
Vehicle only missed at highway speeds under a load. Misses between 65 and 75 MPH. Cylinder 1 and 6 are the only cylinders missing. Runs great without misses at lower and higher speeds. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L Differential VIN: 1GDJC34264
when making hard turns there is popping or binding coming from rear diff. This is not a 4 wheel drive and it is dual wheels in back any help would be great..
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL18651
We have rebuilt this transmission and have had it out 3 times for the same problem. The transmision will shift fine manually no transmission codes are present. The problem we are having is a flare shift 2nd to 3rd and will not downshift into 1st gear un-less y...
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: KMHFU45D31
vehicle pops thru intake and hesitates, fuel trim is at 17 % light load, but goes to open loop on acceleration and O/2s go full lean. I have checked timing marks,fuel pressure and volumne,ok, removed o/2s and checked for plugged exhaust. No difference. Also ch...
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...
2001 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L no rev. no 2-3upshift VIN: JACDS58X81
Hello guys. Calling all 4L30E guru's. This unit came in with slippage when hot hot. Shifted through all gears fine when cold. Tore unit apart no metal. Replaced seals and ALL friction w/borg. Case was bored and sleeved (servo rod was wobbling xcessive play). N...
1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Surge VIN: SAJFY1748N
Hello Jaguar Techs This vehicle has a high idle, up to 1800rpm and surges when engine is cold and you first start engine in the morning, after engine is warm will not do it again, and idle will be normal, we noticed that if we move the lever in the throttle bo...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S9T
Thanks in advance.Customer brought vehicle in Monday.He complain vehicle somtimes would buck coming up hills.Also at times vehicle will not start.I test drove vehicle and it ran fine.Brought it into shop and hook up fuel pressure gauge [48psi].Now vehicle won`...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S1V
We have intsalled a used engine in this Jeep. The old engine ran but had low end noise so we swapped it with a 1999 4.0L, also from a Grand Cherokee. I have no spark or fuel injector pulse. I can actuate them from the scan tool, there are no codes, I have chec...
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58595
Does anyone have any information on this code. Can't find any code reference in MOD, nothing showing the MAP in mod. What I can read is only from OBD II and it shows the MAP at 32.8"hg. which is quite high for this area (about 500 ft above sea level). This cod... Trouble codes: P0069
2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNALD12434
Hi you'll, well here we go with a new little trouble, on this car we replace the complete engine, now i found out that when i was trying to start it up, the engine will die right away, i,ve look all data and mitchell as well, and there 's a procedure to reset ...
2005 Kia Amanti 3.5L No Start VIN: KNALD12435
Hey kia techs...need help. This Amanti came to us for a routine timing belt replacement. Our tech removed the old belt without having secured the camshaft gears and of course the spring loaded cams sprung off the timing marks. Not thinking that was really a bi... Trouble codes: P0343
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Cruise control VIN: SALJY1246X
We have the cruise control fixed by installing cruise control ECU from other car. Part #AMR1173 (5GA 004 397-12) made by Hella- same for 1995 Classic and Discovery I up to 1999. My question is: if anybody is rebuilding these units? Land Rover dealer doesn't h...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Unknown VIN: SALTY154X2
this 2002 landrover discovery series 2 came in for a clunk on acceleration that suposedely was not there previously. i have taken over on this car and can report the information that i have been told. the clunk is heard on acceleration usually in higher gear...
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4F2CU06B91
Wondering if anyone has run into this. Engine will start very briefly (like when firing on fumes), then just crank. Noid light starts out flashing normally (brightly), and I guess that's why it starts. But over the next several seconds of cranking, the noid li... Trouble codes: P0135 (02 sensor B1 S1), P0401 (EGR flow insufficient)
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WBDEA26D2J
I have a no start condition. It will start on propane. I have pressure on the air flow plate and can feel the plunger and see the plate pull down while cranking. If I have system pressure and push down on the plate it does not help it atart and pushing with s...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L 4-2 shift VIN: WDB1240302
customer says car drops down to second gear when driving open road speeds. then stays in second gear for a long time. When ever I drive the car, it does not play up.No harsh changes or slipping does not take long to get reverse. Any common problems with this t...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G4W
Vehicle came in with po133 bank 1 sensor 1 slow response code. Tested original sensor-resistance higher than spec and moving slow. installed new sensor and on cold start up, sensor takes about 20-30 seconds to start moving (sensor is from World Pac-bosch, and ... Trouble codes: P0133
2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 00000000
this car runs great,but i cant get rid off the ck engine light,its giving 02 sensor heater codes,and the sensors are new.they are a 4 wire sensor. 3.0volts-ground-12.4volts and the 0.4 ref signal.that light should be of,but i dont know what else to try.im usin... Trouble codes: P0141, P0155
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L 2-3 Shift VIN: WMWRC33516
We have this mini with hard lateral shifting, we found tsb in all data for gear switching unit and cable check. We removed cables and found switching unit bad. My question is if there is anything unusual about replacing unit. All data had no information. It lo...
2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L All Wheel Drive System VIN: 1GMDX33L46
All wheel drive disabled message on always, checked harness to rear axle, passes flow chart for code from gm, has had axle solenoid valve in rear end replaced. When looking at transmission data for awd it shows awd whl spd disable as yes and abs disable as yes...

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1993 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L No Start VIN: J2E78WNS09
thanks to the 19 replies all good ones and most dead on;i removed the efi relay and found one suspect solder joint,i soldered it ,re-installed hit it with a heat gun for a bit ,starts every time.thanks again,iATN rocks!
2004 Acura MDX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD18625
we checked all mounts,tires,rims,brakes,front axles could not find anything wrong , we did find a left inner tie rod with a tiny little bit of play in it but it did not fix it ( which we didnt think it would but you have to start with the obovius. it act more...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Alignment VIN: WAUYP54B31
Thanks for everyone's help. I called the VW/Audi dealer and they don't even have the special tools for the alignments. The tie rods were marked for height when reinstalled. While the car was on the rack the camber was out ever so slightly. I removed the bolts ...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L brakes VIN: 2GCEK19K0P
Thanks to all who replied. Truck is considered fixed and turned loose to owner. I could not find any problem with the rear ABS hydraulic control valve (thanks to Ranjit for the neat paper clip dipstick trick). Rear ABS is working as designed. Thought all along...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22P1T
Ok. We finally have this beast fixed. It ended up being the customer installed distributor base was defective. We got a new unit and installed it and al is well. Been 2 weeks and 500 miles with no problems. Thank you all for your help in getting to the bottom ...
1997 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCHG35F4V
well folks it is fixed. i tried unplugging the optic sensor and it still would not start, i unpluged after market module, resisitor was still in the module in the correct spot. I plugged into original module and still no start. Then i tried plugging the new mo...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1GBKC34J3Y
repaired wire at dash cluster plug it had 1 strand left thanks for all of your help iatn members frank [...]
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L starter VIN: 2G1WF52E43
Thanks for all the comments, with your help I was able to diagnosis a problem BCM, sent it to dealer for program and install. wanted to wait and see if the fix was made with BCM before posting this fix.It did have the early BCM per number that you all brought ...
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HD56F9U
As all said it wasnt a interference motor.Dont know what went 1st the water pump or the idler pulley but they both were junk.Thanks again everyone for your help. Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44RX1
have checked fuel press-within specs.have subed new and known good map.this morning the cust called with the rest of the story-wife started,went back in house.van stalled.batt dead.cust hooked up batt charger and smoked charger.jumped van and started and ran b... Trouble codes: P0107, P0108.
2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L windows VIN: C3EL36RX5N
THANKS to all you great guys this one is done.I found the broken wire in the passenger door jam right where the the harness goes into the body of the car.was'nt easy and took a while,but it was worth it, to finally get it done.again thanks for all the help.
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Transmission VIN: 3A4FY58B67
Thanks to all who replied. We apologize because after further inspection (and removal of a few more items in the cramped engine compartment) we realized we overlooked a disconnected connector. reconnected the connector and test drove and all worked well. Th...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP443X1
thanks guys one less to worry about and now owner is happy thanks for you help and motivation to keep me going my problem was a 5 volt referance code and a undrivable van it had a bad injecter harnise ! it run under plemum to injecters the wires had like glue... Trouble codes: P1496.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U7V
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU35P3V
Well who would of thought that 2 ECM's could be wrong. The cust supplied website only sells ECM's based on calibration code in door jam. Both new ECm's gave same code so I resorted to an Ebay search for the actual part number. Found another CA 5.0 explorer in ... Trouble codes: P0443 (solenoid purge valve electrical fault).
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP6634Y
Thanks to all, this one is fixed it was a bad aftermarket pump. I replaced it with ford pump. When pump got hot voltage and pressure would drop. With new pump all is good. Trouble codes: P0190 (Fuel pressure regulator).
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Pat VIN: 1FAFP444XY
Thanks for the replies. It ended up like most of you said, and that was to take it to the dealer and reprogram it there. Customer been driving the car for a couple of weeks now and is very happy. Thanks for the help!
2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt 4.6L engine VIN: 1FAFP42X71
Thanks for all the replies. We found no problems in the cylinder head so removed engine, pulled oil pan, found bad rod bearings and didnt go any further. Ordered new motor.
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1XDXF46F52
Thanks to everyone. Geoffery and Charles really gave me more repair and diagnostics than I needed. HPOP Bolt was stripped, Replaced pump and heli-coiled the threads. Lt side injecter seals were bad on 2 cylinders. The blockoff test would't work until the threa...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L fans VIN: 1FALP765R2
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Turbo VIN: 1FDAF57P8E
Once again thanks to all who replied, we took your advice and removed the turbo (no special tools needed and it is not that difficult to remove) upon removal it was rust that had our vgt ring seized, not a lot of rust but enough to keep the ring from moving f...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21575
The vehicle had the #5 missfire when it came in, we did install motorcraft plugs, boots and 1 coil, still same problem. Switched 5 and 6 injectors, still same #5 missfire. Forgot to mention engine does have a spark knock. Removed #5 plug and used a borescope t... Trouble codes: P0305.
2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Compressor VIN: 3FAHP08Z26
thankyou to david who had the answer and all the others who had imput. the fix was to reprogram the instrument cluster with as built data.the climate module communicates to the cluster on medium can and is then sent to the pcm via high speed. the clusters data...
2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDHG31U04
Thanks to all that took the time to respond. Well I wish it was more of a interesting repair than this but it ended up being a bent intake valve in #2 cyl. Sounds amateurish to say I started a help request over a bent valve diagnostic but bare with me. Consid... Trouble codes: P0300 (Cly missfire).
2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L a/c warm VIN: SHHEP33592
sorry for not closing sooner, we've been busy (yea) thanks to all who replied, what I found was a/c clutch had max clearance, so I removed the clutch plate and took out one shim, now it's at min. clearance, cust. has not called in two and ahalf weeks. Thank...
2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L clutch VIN: SHHEP33502
Customer finally OK'd the clutch and sure enough, the metal that houses the dampening springs had broke allowing the spring to pop out and rub on the pressure plate when the clutch was fully depressed. I questioned him about his driving style and he admitted t...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Shut Valve VIN: 1HGCM55634
thanks for the sugestions, i, ask the customer if he wash the car he tol me that he did by his self ,he presure washed under the car olso ...bingo that was the problem...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN45DX3
Hello This one took some time ,the computer was loosing B+ power .perform voltage drop from PDC to ECM bad connection at PDC .repair connector .all is good. Trouble codes: P0335, P1372.
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKN6745T
Thank you very much to all of you who offered time and advice. the car is fixed at no extra cost only # 4 coil replaced at $127.38 canadian tax included
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: KNADC12553
all info i received was greatly appreciated. i believe there is 2 issues with this car . we noticed corrosion starting to happen in the fuse box in the engine compartment and the fuel pump low amp waveform has a substancial spike on one of the humps. we asked ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L sensors VIN: WDBKK49F82
Thank You brothers,finaly today i fix car,needs just reasambly back. A.Transmission dosnt have any problems,but i remouve and inspect inside(plate new,oil fresh) B.Problem with transmission was ESP/ABS problem,rear wheels dosnt show rotation and after couple m...
1995 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L poor power VIN: 4M2DV11W0S
Well, this one was fixed by clearing the adaptive memory, and resetting the ignition timing. Frustrating experience, live and learn.
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L engine/trans VIN: 1G2WP52K81
I am truly grateful to all who replied! since I was shooting from the hip, (which I am absolutely opposed to, but since it was a request from a real good "kid", and knew no first hand knowledge of this particular vehicle,and didn't want to see him get stuck wi...
2002 Saturn L100 2.2L Key VIN: 1G8JS54F52
All is well. I replace the ignition tumbler and it seems to work fine now. Rather odd, a whole bunch of posts for the key not turning and none for it turning all of the time.
1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HTO5J1X
Only by accident I switched an injector from one side to the other. And after the vehicle warmed up the misfire changed to the other bank. Installed a new injector and after several test drives the problem is solved. Thank you for all of the help. Trouble codes: 302 (2 misfire), 304 (4 misfire), 306 (6 misfire), 308 (8 misfire), 300 (Reandom misfire).
2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF30K72
well guys it appears cheap coils have done it again.replaced coils with toyota coils and problems are gone. customer purched 6 economy coils at another shop and we have replaced 3 with toyota parts.guess ill be seeing him for the other 3 soon. thanks for the a... Trouble codes: P1300 (Misfire cylinder 1).
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5TEMU52N95
We have run the gammut. We have swapped O2 snsrs as well as A/F ratio sensors, all cat converters, MAF sensor, checked compression, changed plugs, re re the ECM. After changing the ECM, the truck had what seemed like normal power, until the learning period was...
2006 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E78
thanks for the replies, very common problem with the corollas and matrixs, replaced with new ecm. fix the intermit miss fire. the tsb will not work for the p0353, (tsb is for no start condition.) Trouble codes: P0353.
2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L Starting VIN: 5TBBV58137
Thanks for all of the replies. I installed a new key transponder ECU and aligned it with the keys and the ECM. Operation has been fine for the last few days. Please be aware that you do not have to remove the heater box to get this unit out if you plan on r...
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WVWAA71K88
Thank you Pros! I got it. I started from the front driver side. Next is driver rear side. Last is pass side rear. It was really tricky. Anyway, I should disconnect two hoses. Good summer days!
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