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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L transmission VIN: WBACD4322W
Related dtc's in ecu are 245,246,233,234,30,240,12,217,35, and 79. Any help would be most appreciated. Alldata doesnt have much on diagnostic path. Thanks for any help.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L engine VIN: WBADM6349Y
Car came in smoking, would not idle, cylinder 4 misfire. replaced cylinder 4 coil & spark plug, smoke tested car, oil separator failed, full of oil. replaced smoke test, still idled erratically, replaced idle air valve. Now idles better but still will occasion...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Fan clutch VIN: WBAAN37401
Hello BMW Techs: This 325i has a broken fan, shroud and radiator leak caused by blades flying into it. Customer states that he heard a loud noise while driving and then noticed the leak. The car was towed to my shop and has no evidence of what caused this. The...
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Transfer Case VIN: 5UXFB5352L
Hello BMW Techs: We drive this car down the street a short distance and the message comes up on the display Transfer Case. We also get an ABS light coming on with a traction control light at the same time. We tried recoding the DSC module with no luck and we a...
2007 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.5L No Start VIN: 3G5DA03L77
Greetings,car was towed in after loosing power while crossing rr tracks.it started then died once inside shop,i checked and had no spark and a p0335 crk sensor code.i replaced crk sensor,but it still would not start.i have 12v and ground at the crk sensor and ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crk sensor)
1996 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Compressor VIN: 1GCS19X0T8
Hoping this is one of those easy fixes-ha. I have been out of the A/C business for a while, so forgive my ignorance with this one. The vehicle has been sitting for a little more than a year-had a leaking water pump-finally came in to replace that and customer ...
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCEG15W9V
He has been fighting this intermittent miss for almost a year. First time in my shop. Others have repeatedly replaced plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel filter, cam sensor in distributor, ign. module. etc. It will intermittently miss, but almost guaranteed to miss... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Mechanical VIN: 2G1WL52M7W
1998 Chevy Lumina. I changed the oil pump and primed. Engine starts, oil lamp on. Loud knocking and banging noise from engine and then car dies. Car came in with dead battery. Got battery up and running then the loud banging noise, changed oil pump. I am lost ...
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z71 5.3L No Start VIN: T34G133578
Hi guys have a problem with this avalanche. No warning at all it stalled while driving. Has 60 psi fuel pressure, has injection pulse but has no spark at any of the coils. No codes, all sensor values are good i get an rpm reading when it cranks, cheched all fu...
2005 Chevrolet W3500 Tiltmaster W3S042 5.2L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: Y8BE5B1656
This has a Isuzu 5.2 Diesel customer was on freeway diving for about 10 min. when the check eng. light came on and truck went into limp mode, he shut it down and restarted and was able too drive back to his work. Looking for some advice on where to go with t... Trouble codes: P0087, P0091, P0093
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L pops back VIN: 2G1WF52K35
This is my second post. I didn't know how to add updated info after 1 time. This car will start cold and idle normally. If you accelerate (doesn't matter if light or heavy) the engine will start bucking and popping after about 2200 rpm's. It is not the rev lim... Trouble codes: P0350 (Ignition Coil Control Circuit), P1350 (Ignition ByPass Circuit)
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Accessories VIN: 1GNFK16347
This came from a body shop that removed the passenger front door for repaint. After installing door the window and door locks are inoperative on that door. Power at red wires and ground is good. No communication with passenger door module. Have tried reprogram...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L MIL Lamp on, Temp gage drops out VIN: 1GCEC14X28
This truck came in with check engine light on. Had code po128 cooling temp below thermostatic operation. Customer said the temp gauge will also drop to cold and messege center says engine hot a/c is off in dash. Checked temp sender, gauge and wiring all check ... Trouble codes: P0128
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1B7HC16X3T
Hey everybody, I have a 96 ram 3.9 4X2 driving me crazy. This truck is running very lean. I am out of idea's, heres what i have done: Fuel press is 58 psi. with 12 oz in 20 sec for volume and no air bubbles, engine vacuum is 18 hg at idle and drops to zero whe... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1)
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3P3ES47Y9X
hi, my sister in law has a 98 neon dohc. she asked me to drive it home for her last night since it was having some issues. the water pump was leaking and she said it was making a noise. so i filled it with coolant and drove it about a quarter mile, the water p...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ56H6Y
have a 2000 dodge status 2.5 v6 [think mitsubshi eng] that has a horrible start up-missfire bucking stall very rough running after start up for 30 seconds than runs very decently. its that first 30 seconds. it may stall once in a week coming to a stop. have ch... Trouble codes: P0303
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L T/C Shift, P/N Switch VIN: 1D7KS28CX6
Vehicle came in with a rough run and no power missing on all cylinders, diagnosis found "gas" in fuel filter, customer had filled w/ gas and didn't know it. We have pump the sys out and flushed sys with diesel all the way through, replaced fuel filter, started...
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...
1988 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Starting VIN: 1FABP524XJ
Please help have had this car here for two weeks. we pulled trans to install a front pump seal, after we reinstalled the trans back in the car it will not start. we checked and replaced the neutral saftey switch and relay control module. the car now cranks in ...
1992 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4F2CU42XON
Hello everybody, have this explorer 4.0. Came in with serious lifter noise. Customer wanted used engine. Installed and right away we could tell a very slight miss at idle. No codes. Checked compression. 150-175 across the board. Customer took to drive it and n...
1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FALP71W2T
hello everyone customer complaint is high idle-idles at 1050-1100 in park-desired idle is 750-800 rpm.new or old iac -it makes no difference. my question is when you let it idle and remove the iac tube/hose to the air intake,plug the air intake hose and let th...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L dies VIN: 2FMZA5145X
We have this van that dies every now and then when you come to a stop(once every 2 weeks). It will restart after it cools down. i never have had it hapen to me, but have loned him a fuel gauge and he says it does not read any fuel presure when it wont start bu...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L starter VIN: 1FMZU73K62
PATS system help needed. I have 3 codes related to the key - B1681 in history for PATS transceiver mod sig not rcvd, B2103 in key on engine off test for PATS transceiver circuit fault, and B1352 in instrument history for ignition key-in ckt fault. Getting no c...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTVF145X4
this truck came in barely running. had a random missfire and 2,3,4 missfire. found plugs never been change. change plugs and found 3 coils bad change #2,3,4 coil. still won't run found injectors at 32ms. fuel presure looks ok on scranner. have coil and injecto...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FZWK12345
hello everyone i need help i have an 05 cv police, in the shop and it runs like its on 3 cly. with all the codes o i have done/dpfe assy. evap purge solinoid. and cleaned throttle (carbon build up). It hesitates bucks jerks upon accle. and then goes fine. if a... Trouble codes: P0107, P0191, P0405, P0452
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX21596
Vehicle came in with ABS light on , Noise in front wheels and Engine missing under load...(Understatement!!) We never drove it because the front wheel bearings were falling apart!... We replaced them (that fixed the ABS and the noise concerns) We had 3 Codes ...
1986 GMC C3500 Sierra Classic 7.4L Droning Noise VIN: 1GTHC33W7G
Running out of ideas.Please help. Has TH400 trans.
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 621H572888
Have this honda odyssey misfire on all cylinders except for number 2. FF is stored for P0303 @753 RPM, ECT 203F, Closed Loop, Load 27.1% STFT 6.3% and LTFT 5.5%, TP 9.8% Misfire is constant @ idle and cruise, higher speed it'll clear up a little but still not... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder number 1), P0303 (Misfire cylinder number 3), P0304 (Misfire cylinder number 4), P0305 (Misfire cylinder number 5), P0306 (Misfire cylinder number 6)
1998 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHWF2552Y
Hello I have this Hyundai that when the customer drives to work about 50mi. one way will stall and not restart for about 5 min. about once every 2 wks. I have taken and driven it extensivly without it happening to me. I have tuned it up, replaced both coils an...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Vents VIN: JNKCV51E73
customers concern is that there is a flaky debris which appears somewhat like ash coming out of the vents. removed cabin filter and all appears good inside of blower housing. flakes are white in color while the insulation sealing the duct joints is gray. fresh...
2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L Misfire VIN: JNKCVS1E05
Feels like a dead miss. Cly balance test #5 and #6 low performance. Switch coils and plugs still has misfire on #5 and #6 holes. Has good spark from all the coils. Compression and leak down test showed good. Smoke test showed no leak. All the injectors ohmed a... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L rear seals VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
Thanks in advance for all your help. I feel kind of silly about this... but... This is my personal vehicle. The rear axle seals are leaking. AllData has proven once again as NO DATA. I need some guidance on how to perform the rear axle seal replacement on t...
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L MIL Lamp on, speedo inop VIN: 4S2CE58X72
Hi Y'all!! this Isuzu speedo don't work. I have 12v on pin 1, 10v. on pin 3, and good ground!! spec on pin 3 is 7-8v. and batt voltage on pin 1. I got new sensor and still don't work This is 4L30E GM trans. Is there someting inside the tranny. Alldata says the... Trouble codes: P0502, P1870
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: S1YC101210
ok call me stupid,i took this jeep in from a car lot,they had put amotor in it and it want start,no fire no injector pluse no fuel pressure and no communication with computer.the pcm is not grounding the asd or fuel pump relays,there is no fire on ijection fus...
2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1J4FA64S96
The electronic analog needle/digital odometer speedo will quit [needle and odom.] when under acceleration only. If starting from a redlight very slowly, speedo will work forever. when stepping on accelerator aggressivly, you can predictably make the needle [an...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L engine VIN: JT8UF11E6M
replaced engine. had compression on initial engine spin and as oil pressure came up , compression went down.tried a lighter weight oil, no change.drained oil and spun over a few times to try to get the pressure off the lifters but still no change.any help will...
2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A05
Hi Ford Guys, Customer came with complain of Some times shut down at idle, and engine surg, cuts , diy when accelrate. he vest to work shops before me they replaced fuel pump and throtle body with no luck same concern , I tested it by IDS, NO DTC , PCM is prog... Trouble codes: P, 1260 (Emgine immoplized)
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Engine Time VIN: JM1BK12364
Car came in a tow. The costumer crashes against a big rock and broke oil pan. After repairing it, the engine wont start. We had spark, fuel and pulse. Turns out it was out of time. Disasamble engine and find out the crankshaft rotates freely with out moving th...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441200
Hello Folks, This car is a an original low mileage 107. It's only been in for minor work. Here is the problem. I think AAA jump started it backwards. I had a blown fuse #8 that was a shorted out water temp sender for the guage.I have no injector pulse. The tr...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start, erratic no start VIN: WDBJH65J3Y
Drives fine for weeks at a time then cranks but won't restart usually after driven to store and attempt to restart after 10-30 minutes. Starts by the time the tow truck arrives. The truck follows her to the shop the it lways starts and runs fine for me. Trouble codes: P0087
2004 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L Monitor System VIN: WDBNG74J44
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No starter, fuel, spark VIN: 1MEFM50U81
We replaced a/c system in vehicle and went to start it and nothing happens. No crank, no fuel, no spark and there are 3 GEM codes, B1318 (low battery voltage), b1352 (ignition key-in circuit failure), and B1450(Wipe wash/delay circuit failure) We are assuming ...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L No Communication VIN: 443AC44GX1
Hi all I have this eclipse that customer tried to get inspected and the equipment wouldnt comunicate through the dlc. Car runs good But It doesnt comunicate with any scanner I try. The check engine light is not on but goes on and off when you start the car lik...
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D12
When sitting in park or accelerating in first gear; as soon as this little sentra hits 1750rpm it starts to surge and buck, the rpm oscillates by about 300rpm. Also when this happens alpha increases to 130%. After it accelerates past this point, or before, Alp...
2003 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 2.5L No Start VIN: 3N1AB51A63
With key on... Security light on steady doesn't go out. While cranking security light on steady doesn't go out. no spark or pulse What does the immobilizer knock out at start? Is there a way to eliminate the circuit maybe artficially ground a ckt to see if sta... Trouble codes: 1610 (nats malfunction)
2005 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Clutch Pedal VIN: JN1AZ36A85
Test drove the vehicle first and felt a slight clutch slippage,pedal height appeared to be even with the brake pedal and pedal stroke felt normal. Pulled out the tranny installed a new Nissan P-Plate,Clutch and release bearing. The dual mass flywheel had sligh...
2008 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Abs Controller VIN: 1N6AA06F68
Am repairing this rig for a local body shop, left front was hit! was presented with an intermittent loss of speedo, as well as loss of communication with the abs control module, would set a pcm code for loss of vss as well. finally discovered the abs module wa...
1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Obdii monitors VIN: 1P3EJ46C4V
Failed smog test for monitors not completed have driven car for 6 days and not one monitor completed.
1997 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L Headlight Doors VIN: 2G2FV22P2V
Hello fellow firebird techs, this one is driving me crazy, the car came in for the front headlights making a clicking noise when trying to close, if you manually close the doors by hand they will raise with no problem. Checked the module with headlight bulb, h...
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L compressor VIN: YS3EH49G53
Hello Saab experts: The A/C compressor will not turn on. We can energize the compressor using a Tech2 with Saab software. We get code B2355 which indicates an open or short in the Evaporator Temp sensor (reads -15 deg. C) which explains no compressor operatio...
2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Instrument Cluster VIN: 5GZCZ53B83
First of all i would like to thank any and all help for this request and past requests that i have posted. That being said the vehicle that i am having a problem with is a used vehicle that the general manager is trying to sell on the lot. The reason i mention...
2000 Subaru Forester 2.5L axle VIN: JF1SF65631
After installing new engine, car runs great. Although one major problem, under accel the front end shakes very bad. But once you let off the gas it smooths out and doesnt shake anymore. We changed out the front axles with another company and it still shakes. A...
1994 Toyota Camry 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2GK12E8R
Ok here it is this problem only happens about twice a month. The guy is driving about 35-45 mph and the car will just cut off. He will pull over and the engine will start back fine but as soon as he puts it in drive it cuts back off. this will happen about 5 t...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Pressure Plate VIN: 3VWSB81HXV
Hello techs. This one has us stumped. 97 vw jetta drove fine till the trans (dfq code) blew up. Looks like the diff pin worked its way out. Donor trans from a 95 vw jetta 2.0(che code) was installed with a new pressure plate, inner release plate, clip and thro...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG69M01
This is a chain drive vr6. not worried about the cat code right now. car came in from the used car lot and they said "put a cam sensor in it" we did and still have the cel tripping as soon as the car starts. Went ahead and did a little more looking. found conn... Trouble codes: P0340, P0420
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWPD63B63
Looks like a week for Euro schooling! Vehicle has a "choppey" idle & a reaccurring p1479 p300. I replaced the ect (po118), plugs (needed) & tried a maf sensor (factory vw). Still a bad idle that smooths out at above 1500 rpm going down the road. I have skimmed... Trouble codes: P0118, P0300, P1479
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L compressor & fan VIN: 3VWRG71KX5
well first off thanks for taking your time to read this. The ac is not working when i put power and ground to the compressor it clicks but still does not pump the fans do not turn on when i switch the ac on and the recirculation button will not work unless you...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Radiator Fan VIN: YV1VS29532
Radiator fan stays on. I replaced the fan resiter located under the fan motor. I unplug the temp swich. The only way I can get the fan to stop is by pulling the 30 amp fuse. Any sugestion would be great.

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2002 Audi A6 3.0L engine VIN: WAUJT64B92
thanks to all who helped, we have sent the ECM to have it checked with a VAS, all seems to point to this.Our fingers are crossed.
1991 BMW 525i 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD5314M
ok custumer had provided used ecm,so i explained to him the problem.he was suppost to talk to salvage yard place end get back to me.Mean while i added a ground to o2 relay vehicle is working fine.i havent heard from him as yet.some of the suggestion i receive... Trouble codes: 026 (f0und no description), 070, 210 (o2 control).
1993 BMW 850Ci 5.0L Limp mode VIN: WBAEG2326P
I did not receive any information that lead to the fix on this car, we have continued to struggle with this car, and have not fixed it. thank you for the help. Roland [...]
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WBACD4326W
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L abs light VIN: WBAGL63492
thanks for all the help,after more testing it was confirmed that the abs unit was bad .the customer declined the repair due to cost.testing confirmed that all wheel speed signals were getting to the abs module,powers and grounds were ok.thanks again for the he...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L cooling fan VIN: 4USBT53403
Thanks to all who replied! After exchanging a few emails with Victor,I discovered a code 279D (cooling fan ,final stage). It appears that this is the "driver" & it is located in the DME unit. Since we can't substitute another DME unit because of key/immobil...
2006 BMW M5 5.0L Oil level VIN: WBSNB93576
Thank you all for your knowledge. I was checking the oil level with the idrive instead of the instrument cluster so for future reference don't use the idrive to check the oil level use the BC button on the left stalk and instrument cluster.
1996 Buick Skylark Limited 3.1L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NJ52M6T
hello every one thanks for all the help the people that sad it was the cluster that was it and thanks to Curtis at oktire he took the time to talk to me on the phone and guided me threw the security system reset thanks for taking your time to help me to res...
2004 Buick Century Limited 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G4WS55J74
Thanks to the 26 people who replied- the Century is repaired with your help. I'm afraid I was my own worst enemy on this one- I confused myself with a somewhat sloppy diagnostic approach overthinking the issue. Many replies pointed to a security issue. I had e... Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP circuit fault history code), P0650 (MIL Control Circuit history code), B2957 (Security sensor data circuit low).
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: 1G6DM57N83
Well it has been 3 weeks and no problems yet. I see this customer several times a week and he said it is running good.I replaced the pig tail at the throttle body and ran new wires to the ecm and also replaced the 4 ecm terminals.Thanks for all those that help... Trouble codes: P0221 (Tp s 12 mismatch), P2176 (Min tp not detected), P2135 (Tps 1 2 voltaged more than predicted).
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Warning chime VIN: 2GCEC19T2X
Good morning I want to thank everybody for taking the time to try and help me solve this problem, the final solution was a brain fart on my part, somehow the parking brake pedal was depressed 2 clicks and of course that makes the chime work when u start to ...
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13X74
Thanks so much for all of the quick replies.As earlier stated I went ahead and removed the O2 sensors this morning.With no sensors in it...it ran great.I went ahead and replaced the cat.After removing the old cat ...we cut it open for inspection.It was almost ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass or Volume Circuit Range Performance Problem).
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Squib Circuit #1 and #2 VIN: 2C4GP44393
Well I didnt know that the resistance of the circuit was the big factor. All I was doing was checking if it was open or not. So I checked resistance from airbag down to module and two wires were in the 40 somehing ohms, as you guys said any more than 3 ohms ...
2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L Starting VIN: 1B3AJ56U01
most were right the pcm fixed the problem thanks for all the help iatn rocks
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L cylinder head VIN: 1FMRV17W61
The customer declined all repair options. Good help..most said to to repair the spark plug holes with repair kits from Lisle, Time-sert,Save-a-thread,Cal-van #38900, and ATD # 5400, price range might be about $250.00 A few said the head could be pulled in th...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F21
A new injector was the fix. We put on a new gasket and wiring as well due to many responses on inherent problems there. After pulling the valve cover and running engine, we noticed oil was not exhausting from the faulty injector as some of you had predicted.... Trouble codes: P1272 (Injector cyl2 high to low circuit open), P0266 (cyl2 injector circuit contribution balance fault only codes when cold).
2007 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L rear brake and turn signal lamps VIN: 1FAHP25147
customer picked up vehicle from us while i was waiting for replies from iatn. they went straight to ford dealer who say all they did was replaced both rear stop lamp bulbs and now they work. my tech is positive he had no power to the bulbs. he admits he did no...
2008 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L abs VIN: 1FTRF14V18
This truck is using a new type of sensor that cannot be checked with a scope or ohm meter from 2005 and up. Checked the wiring futher back and found another hole in the wire where it was probed before. To large of probe was being used and open the circuit. The...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L Electronic VIN: 1GKET165SX
I have not been able to locate the source of this noise. I am thankfull to all that replied. The truck is not equipped with air suspension so the compressor is not the noise. I have sent the customer to a GM dealer for further diagnosis. Thanks again to all th...
2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L ride control VIN: 1GKFK16Z35
Sorry for the long delay and thank you for all replies they were a big help vent solenoid was open no resistance this locks out system that explains why bi-directional testing could not be done!! replaced pump cleaned all connectors all is good!!!
2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C65
hey everyone thanks for all your help no vacuum leaks i checked for restricted exhuast and turned with no change so i went back to timing pulled the valve cover since the exhuast cam is drive by the intake cam and not the belt i checked the chain. sure enough ... Trouble codes: P2188.
2005 Isuzu NPR 5.2L engine VIN: JALC4B1655
Thanks to those who replied. Removed head and replaced head gasket, Coolant is staying clear of oil and is not overfilling now. Did find on removal of head that head gasket had main sealing surface distorted, sealing oring out of place. Upper cam gear was not ...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L hydrolic VIN: SAJEA51C24
Thanks for the help. I found the master cylinder bad it was letting fluid out when pressing the pedal I cracked the lines and the rear line did not drip fluid the guy who let it drain down must have pushed the pedal down hard and it tore the seals inside. I pu...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4G278YXR
Thanks to everyone that helped, we tested the crank sensor with a lab scope. Sure enough when it got hot it would start to glitch and open up, causeing it to die.
2002 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR12D22
Thanks so much to all three replys that were right.It was the hose for the imr swirl valve.Was broke at valve.Thanks again. Trouble codes: P1537.
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Hesitation VIN: JM1BJ24503
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. In fact, we pulled the intake apart(unbolted from head and dynamic chamber) and lifted it off leaving the dynamic chamber on the car. We found one of the flapper plates laying in the intake, the screws had ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L shifting VIN: WDBRF81J44
customer now informs us the dealer has fixed this once so he is headed back there. I think the glycol test is where we would have certainly gone next.
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L injector pulse
i went ahead and replaced both cam sensors and the crank shaft sensor,still no start no pulse i got ahold of a good used computer and it runs like a top. thanks for all tips. waiting for a computer from autoecms.com
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L alt VIN: JA4MT31H9X
thanks to all for your help, we removed the alternator to replace it. With it out we checked the wiring. the positive cable was full of corrosion, inside the insulation. Problem solved.
1976 Nissan 620 2.0L Mechanical VIN: HL62010747
Thanks to all 15 who replied, This vehicle will most likely never be fixed. Comes down to a matter of economics. The NLSV for this truck fits 8/75 to 8/76 I have not been able to locate a used one. New is available for only $900.00 This is a very odd brake sys...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L compressor VIN: JN1CA21D8T
Thanks for the replies, after further testing I found no problem with the wiring between the computer and relay. The computer was not grounding the relay for whatever reason. Due to cost of repair it was decided to install a simple switch on the dash to ground...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L speedometer VIN: JN8AR05Y1W
We will call this a fix because I received the information needed to verify fault. According to Avinash from Tennessee the VSS should reach at a min. of 500 mv. I had 600mv at 60 mph and 450mv at 25 mph. My recommendation was to replace the speedometer head an...
1999 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D5X
First off thanks to all of you that responded, and you were all totally on the money. What I learned was that even though you can blow air through the adaptor and tube assembly and you get air in the intake, remove the transfer tube with temp sensor and clean ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor Problem 1), P0400 (EGR System Problem).
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D84
Although we have yet to see this car back in the shop. I have discussed with the owner what is the most likely culprit, and I agree with some of you that the purge valve is open when it should not be. Namely refueling during hot soak, causing enough vapor to e...
2003 Other GM H2 6.0L No Start VIN: 5GRGN23U73
i removed the fuel pump relay and installed a 10 amp fused circuit between the battery pos and the fuel pump prime connection located next to the pump relay the pump is only supposed to pull roughly 8 amps and it would blow a 10 and 15 amp fuse we installed... Trouble codes: 1518 (Tac communication/memory).
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2WR5218Y
thank you all for the input and your help. replace oem plastic pulley with new steel pulley. also found out that the last time belt was replace, it was replaced with to small of a belt. how they got it on beats me. replace with correct size belt and all is goo...
2003 Pontiac Montana 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GMDX13EX3
Found water and corrosion build up in the plug off the main harness under the driver seat. No pig was available through dealer or aftermarket. Bypassed the plug and hard wired. Van runs fine. Thank you for the direction.
2002 Saturn SL2 1.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK54722
1995 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L calipers VIN: 4T1GK13E5S
This car had the wrong rims the previous owner put 15 in steele wheels ( While the Brakes were worn out, and the Caliper was inset) which are for a 95 Camry without ABS and not XLE the XLE takes alloy 15 in. wheels. to handle the larger calipers.
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1NXBR12E92
well his one is fixed. I finally captured the front o2 fall to 0. It was new installed elsewhere and looked like a cheap aftermarket.put in new toyota o2 and all is well. thanks for taking the time to help me out. Trouble codes: P0300.
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