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1995 Acura Legend GS 3.2L Vibration at idle VIN: JH4KA8175S
Hello everyone... Any honda or acura techs... I have a 95 acura legend with a 3.2l manual 6 speed that the customer is complaining about the idle vibration that he feels more when the car is fully warmed up... We have checked ignition system, compression and f...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Clutch VIN: 4USCJ3324V
Hello...we have got a winner! We did a clutch assembly six months ago along with a clutch master and slave cylinder. We have the vehicle back here with a complaint of the clutch pedal going to the floor after driving for extended periods of time on the freeway...
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG8343Y
car came in dumping fuel no.3 injector and no.6 injector stay power up all the time when cranking or running...car set many code right away...p0203 p0206 injecter circuit...0443 evap purge...p0342/p0345 cam sensor circuit...p1525/p1527 idle control...p1341 mis...
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...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Radio VIN: WBAGN63494
Hello, I have a 2004 745li in the shop with radio problems. The display comes up and shows am fm cd and cd changer but all are inop. I have an extra MOST ring and have checked all the units in the trunk, the cd changer and the ASK (single cd player) All units...
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L Central locking
Hi there fellow techs. I have an E91 BMW which was imported into the country with only 1 key. Unfortunately the owner lost that key and ordered a genuine key from the dealer ex Germany. When the key arrived it started the car but the remote control on the key ...
1986 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Iroc-Z 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP87F2G
i have tried a reman comp from GM and i tested the wireing to the maf. and i have my 12volt sorce and my 5 volt ref. the maf gm/sec reads 8 and the air flow gm/sec reads 6 i cant seem to figure out what is going on im lost. Trouble codes: 34 (mass air flow sen. low)
1990 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTDK14K3L
Hi techs. Guy brought this truck to us from another shop. His complaint was that he parked the truck for two weeks and when he started it it ran very rough. Took it to the other shop and they replaced the plugs, wires, dist. Cap, rotor and air filter. Truck wa...
1990 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1FP33F4L
Hello all, thanks in advance for the help. This Camaro was towed into our shop for a no start. Vehicle started right up. As soon as you put it in drive it dies, runs fine in reverse. If you let it reach opperating temperature it will idle fine in drive but as ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19RXV
diferent cap, rotor , distributor same results. I tryied to adjust valves according with book and with motor runnig no diference. Thank you
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R1T
this truck came to my shop because when you give it gas it does not rev up it stumbles and cuts out and sometimes dies the cam retard was at 20 degrees when it came in customer told me he replaced the engine and removed the distributor i removed the distributo... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0151, P0131
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...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Long crank time VIN: 1GBJK34J9Y
Vehicle was originally brought to me with a rough idle/stalling condition and hard starting. Had been at the dealership where tps, map sensor and vapour cannister had been replaced. Fuelinjectors and fuel rail were also replaced. I found large vacuum leaks und...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z71 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 3GNEK13T82
Customer complains of low brake pedal. That was the original complant 25000 miles ago.Took to gm they told him that was normal for that type vechile. Today customer brouht back vechile for noise while driving.I test drove to listen to the noise and the brake 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)
2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L Starter VIN: 1G1ZS58F67
car stopped running while driving and was towed to shop. no crank & no start. had code P1516. can make starter crank at starter or at relay but will not start. checked wiring at ignition switch, all around pcm and checked grounds for pcm. has message on radio ...
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L vibration VIN: 1G1ZH57B69
Under a hard acceleration from a stop or moving slow there is a shake or viration felt mostly in the floor, a little more pronounced if in a curve or slight turn. Drives and rides fine other wise. Reminds me of the old Plymouth tourismos if the engine was shif...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L System Operation VIN: 1C4GP64LOT
When driving (ambiant temp @ 85 deg.) vent output temp 46 deg. If car is idling in shop output temp will slowly climb to 85 deg. I believe the charge is correct. Discharge pressure is 175 psi. Suction side 36 psi. Both fans run when head pressure reaches 250 p...
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 2B8GP44L64
Hello all, This caravan is a friends down south of me. It dies with in 2 blocks after refueling. Then is hard to restart. He has had it in to the dodge dealer there. They had it a week and said it might be the check valve in the tank, but they were not sure. ...
2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8GV582X5
Hi everyone... here goes an import tech trying to fix a dodge. This Magnum came in with a check engine light and very rough idle. Found Cyl#6 Misfiring and #6 MDS Solenoid Malfunction. Traced problem to a bad Solenoid. Replaced #6 Solenoid. Let the nightmare b... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cyl 6 Misfire), P1416 (MDS Malfunction)
1965 Ford Thunderbird 6.4L No Rev Blown servo VIN: 5Y83914583
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this medium case cruise o matic in for a freshening up rebuild. The seals were tired. The trans drove but slipped a little during the 1 to 2 shift. We installed a kit and convertor and started it up to...
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)
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Excessive Emissions, sluggish VIN: 1FMNU43S82
This Excursion was towed in after shutting down while driving. No power but ran upon arrival. Tests showed right bank not working and compression test showed none on that bank. After teardown, we found the right cam journals damaged and timing had jumped enoug...
2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L no communication VIN: IFMYU02183
this escape came in for obd2 emissions will not communicate with my esp machine. It will communicate with my modis in ford and global also 2 other scan tools. has no codes in pcm the only code was in the dash b1352 somthing to do with the key circuit, cleared ... Trouble codes: B1352
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L horn VIN: 1FAFP55273
good mornig, have a 2003 taurus. horn will only work with remotes and panic button. fuses are good. any info wood be greatly appreciated. thank you
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45P84
customer had truck at ford dealer and was told it needs 8 injectors and a turbo for a price of $4000. Problem is truck runs ok until the water in fuel lite come on for 3-5 seconds and then it runs bad and starts missing and smoking then the lite goes off and i... Trouble codes: P0275, P0299, P2262, P2614, P2617
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Power mirrors, Driver power seat, adjustable pedal VIN: 1FTPX12525
Power driver seat, power mirrors and adjustable brake and accelerator pedals do not work. checked all fuses and relays, still do not work.The noted fuse for the three items was checked with a test light and has power.
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
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNF20578
The vehicle came into our shop as a no start. Very low compression on all cylinders. Both cam phasers had worked loose from the cams and caused the cam timing to be way off. We replaced both cams and phasers, changed the oil and filter. The cats are burned out...
1998 GMC School Bus Chassis B7T042 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GBHG31F9W
Bus was going down the road and quit. Towed in and saw the injector driver module melted in one spot. Put in new one and relocated with a heat sink. Still no start. It is driving the injector solenoid on and off at about 10 amps. Lift pump tests out ok. What a...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L temp door VIN: 1GKDT13W6X
can anyone please help? thanks, sonny
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)
2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Accessories VIN: 1GKEV33797
I am working on a 2007 GMC Acadia that is used by a local radio station for a "Freeway Hero". When I received the vehicle, it had over an inch of standing water in it. I extended the sunroof drains and repaired 16 other leaks (light bar and other accessories),...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L No 2-4 Shift VIN: 2HKRL1866X
Replaced Transmisson with a used one and still does not shift from 2nd to 3rd or 4th gear. Theres no codes and everything on the scanner seems to be fine.
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5NPEU46F96
Customer Complaint: When coming to a corner the power steering goes out, the check engine light comes on and sometimes it dies. If it dies it starts right up and drives away fine. Intermittent, maybe once or twice a day. After 13 miles of driving we could not ...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JNKCA31AXY
This vehicle came to us a month ago with shakes and runs rough - scanned it then and had misfire codes - after diag and research we replaced 6 coils and 6 spark plugs and it has ran good since. Customer brought it back today with hesitation under acceleration.... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0300 (Random misfire)
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK57W9X
hello isuzu techs. here i have a 1999 isuzu rodeo. this truck has been worked on by the owner who is mentaly disabled. i've fix his f-ups before but this one has me baffled. It runs rough random missfire code and map sensor code. new spark plugs, new map senso... Trouble codes: P0108, P0302
1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L Stall VIN: SAJKY1547K
Customer complaint that vehicle stalls when it is hot outside 90 + degrees, it is not that time of year yet, I have fuel pressure and spark though I only checked volume, because I don't have a connector for it, I have injector pulse as well. From what I have g...
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L rear hatch lock VIN: 1J4GL48K45
I am a Ford master tech but know nothing about this Liberty which belongs to my daughter. The rear door wont unlock by using the interior lock switch. My daughter said it would work with the remote but now it is also broken. (a very tiny surface mount resist...
2006 Jeep Commander Limited 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1J8HG58266
I am posting this for a friend. This vehicle has a intermittent misfire on #1 cylinder when cold. Seems like the colder it is, the worse it gets. It only happens on cold start and will last for 10-20 min then it's fine for the rest of the day. If it's warm out... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire 1 cyl)
2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12621
Group have this KIA towed in for no start:pulled codes with my taskmaster and had p0335 for crank sensor. Checked wires for fraying and pulled timing cover to check timing. Vehicle is in time and no teeth are missing off belt. Car had been at another shop and ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor)
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8BF28G4W
Hi, need some help on this one. The symptom is at around 3500 rpm the engine will act like it has a rev limiter and begins to act like a misfire but it is not misfiring. On the road it will severly hesitate and loses power at around 4000 rpm under load. Though...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L dash
customer complaint that half the dash is dark on the tach side of the cluster.is there a replacement bulb or is it a cluster assembly? Can't seem to find any info anywhere! had the cluster in pieces but wo/ knowing we reinstalled the cluster untill we can dete...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22251
Code P0105 - MAP Sensor - car runs good at idle, has enough power, but customer says its stalls at freeway and will not restart right away, after 30-50 min starts & runs again. Checked MAP Sensor (& replaced), checked MAP Solenoid - OK! Code P0105 MAP Sensor ... Trouble codes: 0105 (MAP Sensor/Circuit Problem)
2003 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JM3LW28A43
hello, have a troubling mazda here. vehical came in with rear heater lines leaking, replaced lines front to rear while filling cooling system found head gasket blown. replaced head gaskets and water pump. problem now is can't get heat to rear and oil light fli...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGB34E5P
hello I am asking for help with the vacuum line routing for this vehicle. I am including a link to my picasaweb account where you can see a series of images I am working with. =directlink I unfortun...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Ridecontrol VIN: WDBPJ75J6Y
ABC light on dash is on. Customer went to dealer first and was told to replace the ABC pump and two accumulators. We replaced the ABC pump. The car operated fine and rode level. After a few days, the car started leaning to the right. We replaced one accumulato...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L soft top VIN: WDBLK70G9Y
the soft top is inop light in top swith on but in scanner shows light off when activating swith nothing happen, this clk you to open the handle firt the windows go down and then you can lower top with button but now nothing no codes disconnected batt and code ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: WDBNG70J81
Car lost power and had to be towed in. Fuel gauge reading 3/4 full. No fuel pressure, fuel pump current draw 1 amp. Removed fuel pump & discovered tank empty. Added 5 gallons gas, engine runs fine. During the previous repair, prior to the test drive the gauge ...
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
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L navagation/radio VIN: WDBUF65J94
car was stored for a long period of time, with trickle charger on it. there was a power outage, car was found with the trickle charger fried and in need of a new batt. both installed my cust... cust complaint. when you turn ignition on the clock on the dash sp...
2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Charging VIN: 1ZWHT613X5
This car came in with Alternator not charging. Installed new alternator from Ford. Customer returned three weeks later saying that when she starts vehicle, lights pulsate until car warms up. We found TSB concerning sense wire and performed the work which entai...
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L transfer case VIN: JA3AH86C66
Hello Mistubishi guys. Help this Porsche tech work in this Lancer Evo MR. I am just trying to replace the clutch, BUT, Shopkey and Alldata both say remove the transfer case first. They just say to remove the axles, driveshaft, hydraulic lines, rack, crossmembe...
1976 Nissan 620 2.0L Mechanical VIN: HL62010747
This truck is giving me fits. Came in with no brakes. Pulled front and rear apart and replaced front shoes and cylinders, rear shoes and cylinders, turned drums, freed up adjusters and made sure lower adjuster would slide.Packed bearings and replaced seals. Bl...
1989 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N6HD16Y5K
truck came in failing air quality test-over 1.2 co and 220 ppm hc.-is running about 2.5 % co at idle and 250ppm hc.these readings will fluctuate up and down considerably.we replaced o2 sensor with no appreciable help.we found air injection reed valve assys. no...
2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1AZ34D54
Any help to solve this puzzle really appreciated. For now the car goes back to the customer. Trouble codes: P0345
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...
2000 Other GM zanzibar 300CID Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, smoke
This is for any diesel guys out there. This is a safari RV with a catapillar engine that belongs to a friend of mine. He states that when started it runs bad and belches black smoke. I went out and looked it over this morning and it ran fine. After about 30 se...
2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L rear noise VIN: 5Y2SL62833
Hello techs. I have a 2003 Pontiac Vibe here that came in for a brake noise from the right rear. We test drove the vehicle and there is definitely a noise that sounds like the strut. I can duplicate the noise in the shop, when rocking the car, the only problem...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3ED58E21
need help with this saab. customer said the car will not start on occaison.all you get are dash lights on.wait about 1/2 hour and car will start. this happens intermitant. will happen cold are hot. been here three times.can not get vehicle to fail when here.

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2000 BMW M5 5.0L Accessories VIN: WBSDE934XY
Sorry for the delay, I am waiting for the customer to reschedule. I got a couple of different suggestions, but have not tried yet. Will update with solution at a later date. Thanks, Artie
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Phasing Of Driveshaft VIN: WBAGH8345Y
Hello, and thank you for all of your replies! It turns out that the replacement CV axle was at fault, the ball cage had just about exploded into pieces. I'm not sure if this happened before I received the axle (accident damage from salvage yard?) or if it happ...
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Accessories VIN: W06VR52R0W
Faulty connector on the back of the circuit board. The 20 or so wire plug that plugs in on the drivers side into the back of the cluster board was not fitting into the plug properly. Simple fix.
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Mechanical VIN: 5678909876
Thankyou gentlemen for the input. I have currenty passed on the repair job, the thought of having to buy a lot of tools for a repair that i am not yet seeing as a 'REGULAR' repair has turned me off. I may have been ok without them, but it was too risky to div...
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L steering VIN: 1GYDE63784
First pump was defective, replaced with different pump all is good.
1987 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS14R3H
Yes . the only way was to remove the intake and use a long cable that bends . On a bench , I was able clean from the right angle. Thank you guys.
1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GNGK26J9T
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, Anti-Theft System VIN: 1G1WE52J61
Thanks for the great number of responses for my request. With the number of you that replied, I feel like I should have known the repair myself. Anyway, the owner decided the repair was too costly and is still dealing with not starting at any possible moment...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 5678909876
Gentlemen, Gentlemen, If i was a lying man i'd be able to tell you all a lie, but i'm not so i am going to give it to you 'as is'. It turned out that my noid hook-up was somewhat weak and i was getting injector pulse after going over it better and seeking a g...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L timing VIN: 1GNDT13S65
hey guys thanks for the replies...my boss decided that a used motor would do the trick and it did...i still dont know what we were missing on the marks???My internet has been down for days and i wasnt able to take advantage of this awesome site...Thanks again ...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L front brakes VIN: 1C3EJ46X0Y
The vehicle has been gone for over a week with no problems. Many replies pointed to the master cylinder and brake fluid contamination. This vehicle was not equipped with ABS, but was suggested if it was to try an ABS stop to try and flush out any junk and th...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L conv. top VIN: 1C3EL45X62
Sorry for the delay in closing this one its been quit busy around here.turns out this one was very simple and straight forward.Only problem I had was system needed to be bled and even that procedure was simple.This was a classic case of fear of the unknown and...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L ignition VIN: 2B4GP44R62
well its Fix thanx to all of your help it turn aout to be a short in the main pcm wire harness it was rubing against the Transission solenoid block and it grouded 2 wires. that was what wast cousing the condition. you guys are great tnx.
2006 Dodge Caravan 3.3L MIL Lamp on
Not sure if this one is fixed but it hasnt come back yet. I checked all the wiring and did a voltage drop test on the heater circuit(its a pretty simple circuit)but found no problem. I suggested we send it out to check for PCM programming updates but service w... Trouble codes: P0032.
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 6.7L Noise VIN: 3D6WG48A07
HI GUYS, success!!! Sorry for taking so long to post the fix.I only now finished the job. Some of you suggested an exhaust leak.That was the problem.Was not very easy to see the areas until the manifold was off.The back exhaust runner gasket was the worse and ...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Ignition VIN: 1FAFP4040W
Listen I spoke to the owner of this mustang and work out a deal with him and gave him 600 bucks for the car it will cost me 400 bucks to fix it but my 17 year old son will have some wheels for his senior year… But he has to get his hand dirty and do the job hi...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDLF47F2V
i was able to go get the truck last night. the truck was cold,i took my scanner,and first thing i did was the "buzz test" which i totally did not think of before my help from lee,fred,monty,steve,and charles. ihave done this test in the past, but not this time... Trouble codes: P0476.
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX07L5W
I would like to thank everyone for there assistance. The hesitation was due to 2 more coils that were going bad. I replaced the coils and the hesitation went away, but not the other problems. I worked down the list of advice everyone was giving me and started ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L anti theft VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
drivers door switch bad. wear on switch and latch would eventually make a ground connection from time or minor vibrations causing alarm to go off. thank you to everyone for all your help on this, it was pretty frustrating.
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Stripped Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Lack of Power VIN: 1FDXE45F11
Thanks for the replies. Many hit it right on. The hanger in the tank was the problem. Two screens in the hanger were stopped up. I only wish I knew about those screens when I took the tank out for replacement. Trouble codes: P1211.
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P95
Found no high pressure oil leaks and we had normal supply pressure, icp regulator tested ok, so we replaced hpop and everything works normal. Truck runs good. It's been on the road for a week. Thanks for your replies! Trouble codes: P2290 (Low icp pressure).
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D83
Thanks, to all. I have not repaired this vehicle, but I did recieve an email from another member stating that he had seen this car in his shop and was able to use the information you folks provided to repar the car. It seems, as most replies suggested that lac... Trouble codes: P0010 (A camshaft position actuator circuit bank 1).
2001 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L no rev. no 2-3upshift VIN: JACDS58X81
Thanks to ALL who took the time to reply. Alex from Trans for less in hollywood fl was correct. The adapter case valve body plate on my unit has 2 holes where it corresponds to a check ball opening on the case. IT TAKES A CHECK BALL. I overlooked that and buil...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cooling Fan P1491 VIN: 1J4GW48S53
In the end I installed a new OEM relay and cooling fan. Problem solved thanks to everyone offering help.
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L pcm VIN: 1J8HR582X7
Okay first off you guys and gals on here are great! Second, who was the sorry sod who first got hosed by this? Thirdly, this further suggests my thinking of chryslers being total pieces of ***! The rest of the world uses long life plugs of one sort or another,...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1YVHP80D63
thank for all the help...dropped the cats and ran lot better.. there was no cat material left in the cats... compression low in cyl #5 rings bad..put a little oil and brought the compression up customer didnt want to put any money into the car...thanks for al... Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L eps steering VIN: JM1FE17N34
Ok the vehicle is fixed. this was a fun one. I fortuneately had researched this ahead of time and had let the customer know it could be more than one overpriced part that was wrong. I first had solderd all the crimps on all the wires at the connectors on the s...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: WDBRF64J21
Thanks to those who took time to reply, the coding needed to be performed for the rear sam. Took car to another MB shop that had SDS. After that the programing could be adjusted to old style tank units and the fuel level read correctly. The other tech advised ...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Compressor VIN: 1G3GR62C8V
Douglas, thank you. The Aurora is fixed due to a faulty High Side Temp Sensor. Would read ambient temp just fine and cut out at 20 degrees but numbers were way out from what we recorded on the manifold gauges. Thanks
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GMDV23165
Sorry for the delay, the owner has cancelled appts 3 times in the last week or so, and I kept holding off hoping I would finally get the van in and get some results, but that has'nt happened yet. Mike first offered an aftermarket alarm as a cause, but this va...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L pinion shaft
i would like to thank all who replied and offered help,the answer was quite simple in the end ,a bit of a teaser,i phoned porsche to purchase a new pin and they told me it was no longer serviced but they gave me the dementions as 16x5 i thought thats short to ...
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Steering Lock/Ignition VIN: YS3FD45Y84
Many thanks to all who responded with such great info. As you all pointed out, access to the Saab Tech 2/Candi is necessary to fixing this issue once it goes beyond the ignition module. I replaced the ignition module, only to receive exactly the same message....
2004 Saturn Vue 3.5L drivetrain VIN: 5GZCZ63404
The fix is in-James from Wyoming got us in the right direction-we kept thinking that the weight of the vehicle had to do with the noise but it had to do with the rear half shaft angle-there is a plastic dust protector on the differential side of the half shaf...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L Hard Start VIN: WV2EE0704S
Hey guys, A new fuel pump fixed this beast. I recieved several replies regarding fuel pump failures and basic coil/ignition failures. Thanks, Ron
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Clutch VIN: WVWND23B5Y
Thankyou all for your responses. Easily done with transmissin removed
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