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1999 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D4X
This audi was brought to me with an imtermittent rough idle and poor acceleration problem with the electrical consumers on when hot. Drove the car with the ac, radio and lights on and experienced the problem. At that time had only rich p1127 code in ecu. Had d... Trouble codes: P1127 (Ltft mult. System too rich), P0121 (Throttle/pedal position sensor a circ. Range performance), P0103 (Mass or volume air flow circuit high input), P0118 (Engine coolant temp sensor high input), P1555 (Charge pressure upper limit exceeded)
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L No power to the propeller shaft VIN: WBA6H8331X
The customer towed the car in - it would not go in forward or reverse. We brought the car in and turned the wheels on the hoist, the result being that the car took off and ran in all gears as if nothing was wrong--seemed to work fine and sound quiet. After a f...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Pre-charge pump VIN: WBADP6347Y
Hello Gents, This unit originally came in with ABS/DSC and Brake Warning lights on while logging F-code(58)88-Precharge pump. Traced out with aid of Auto Logic and ended up replacing/Coding module. Car left with all lights out satisfied of repair as there wer...
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR53L4S
Hello Folks, I have a 1995 Buick Lesabre with an issue. Car belongs to a buddy without employment, so I got into this without really having much choice. Vehicle has sat for several months with a burnt trans. I went ahead and replaced the trans without a test d...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L High blower Intermittant VIN: 1G6KD54Y03
Head scratcher here. Hope you GM techs can shed some light. Original problem was blower quit, we replaced the blower and module with AC/Delco replacement parts. Comes back the next day and the high blower will cut off for 5-10 seconds and come back on, repeate...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23141
Hello duramax techs, this truck will not start unless you give it a small shot of starting fluid. This seem to crank the engine faster then it will fire. It is cranking fast enough to start on its own. The scanner shows only 6 mps while cranking but when it hi... Trouble codes: P0094 (Fuel system small leak detected)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L abs VIN: 1GCEK14VX1
Hi guys, i have a problem that i really need some technical help on. The person who owns this truck tried to do his own brake lines. The problem is he figured out he was lost after he removed all the lines and didn't mark anything. The problem i am having is m...
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.3L Master Cylinder/ABS VIN: 1GCFH25T63
When the vehicle came back, we found a failing brake pressure modulating valve. We repalced the ABS modulator and we felt the brakes were working well when it left but now the customer states it is back to a low, spongy pedal. We do not have the hardware/soft...
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JH14F63
So i have an intermittent long crank or no start problem. the customer also stated that it stalled on him and he had a hard time getting it started again and its always hard to start. so i decide to check the fuel pressure and get 0 psi when it wont start and ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19TX3
I know there are a lot of posts for similar issues, but I cannot find one that matches what I've got. This really feels to me like the EGR valve is stuck open at idle, except it's not a California car, and has no EGR valve. I know my problem is linked in some ... Trouble codes: P0300
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L Drive-axles VIN: 1GNEK13T66
Need help removing rear axle C-clips. Have removed center pin & clearly see clips, but axle will not push in far enough to release them. This vehicle is leaking at both rear axle seals & need replaced. I have also removed both rear speed sensors. This is the f...
2000 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L Cluster VIN: 2B4FP25B2Y
This is a friend car.now the problem is that he put o switch in it for a no start problem.noe that didn't work.i get it and i see that if you jump the pink and black wire to the red wire comoing off the ignition switch the cluster and the radio etc all start t...
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 1B7GG22X3W
replaced all seals and converter, as well as all solenoids and pressure sensor. Flushed cooler. Frictions were ok. Found damage on overdrive piston retainer, so replaced with sonnax retainer with the 2 plugs supplied to plug the holes for the governor tubes on...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Steering VIN: 307KU28C43
Vehicle came to shop with owner complaint of uncontrolable wheel and or steering shimmy after hitting a bump at road speed 60+mph. We diagnosised loose ball joint in center link and stabalizer worn. We replace both center link and stabalizer. Owner returned co...
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2D4GP44L66
hello everyone, this is killing me, vehicle came in with cyl 4 misfire has new champion plugs, fuel pressure good swapped ign wire no change, swapped plug & injector still no change. compression 175 and running compression shows same as another cyl.wiring to i... Trouble codes: P0304
1992 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDU32XXN
this vehicle originally came in for failing emmissions due excessive NOX (over 4000 ppm high and low speed) found engine coolant empty and radiator leaking. engine passed a block test so i replaced the radiator, t-stat and flushed coolant. i also did a complet...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU73E12
Hi guys i need some help . I have this ford explorer pro date 04/01 guy lost all the keys . So i get keys from the dealer .i try to program the key with the ngs like i do all the time .so i went pcm to gain 10 min accecc .the ngs stop and say contact local dea...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, runs too rich VIN: 1FCU04192K
this car has run so rich it melted down all the cat converters and o2 sensors...customer punched out the cats to unplug exhaust system to even start it.The cats are now empty.He installed new o2 sensors...the mil only comes on now after 100-200 miles...no doub...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Ipr VIN: 1FDWE35P75
For all you Ford Diesel guys, thanks in advance. Vehicle came in as a no start. We have a lack of injection control pressure (max 180 psi). I am trying to run a leak test by removing the test plug at the high pressure pump and have attached a fitting to direct...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P15
hi guys need some assistant.don't work on 6.0l dsl.no much familiar with them. towed in customer said shut off while on highway doing 75mph and crank and no start. code p2291,&p2290 code set. ICP read 85% and desire reads 1258 psi and ICP reading max 45psi. ch... Trouble codes: P2291 (pressure too low), P2290 (injector control pressure too low)
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Left converter burns VIN: 1FDSF34556
Truck returned after 2 weeks with bank 2 converter melted again. Still no trouble codes.
2007 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF12W27
Thanks for the help in advance, This vehicle came from another shop with po 340 cam sensor prob. they put a new cam sensor in it ,checking my scanner as soon as you crank the truck my solus shows cam sensor failure. I pulled the timing cover and sure enough th... Trouble codes: P0340
1984 GMC Jimmy 5.0L starter VIN: 1G5CT118B6
I need info on the best way to get this starter out of this 2.8 v-6. The engine menu did not list this engine. I did these years ago. It looks like I need to remove the crossmember that is behind the starter. Or the exhaust manifold. I would rather not deal wi...
1991 GMC C1500 Sierra 4.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTEC14Z1M
Vehicle came in with a start and die when cold. Not cold outside, cold engine. Complaint has been verified easily. The truck will either start and die after about 3-5 seconds or it will start and run but want to die if the engine is warmed up above 140. I don'...
1993 GMC Safari 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GTDM19Z1P
Vehicle arrived at our shop after another shop investigated misfire without being able to fix. Found arcing plug wire on #1 cylinder and replaced plugs and wires. Now there appears to be an EGR fault that I cannot pinpoint. If the engine RPM is raised off idle...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L low pedal VIN: KM8SC13E55
this one has given me a headache i replaced front pads now the pedal is low. i tryed to bleed brakes and could not. any direction would be great local dealer was no help.
1991 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Door locks VIN: SAJTW4847M
Car came in shop for maint, shortly after outside door handle on driver side stopped working. Door will open from the inside. Also the power locks work on both sides with the key in either outside lock,or by using the inside levers on either door.I tried to re...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, no throttle response VIN: SAJGX2048X
ok jaguar techs, i need some help. i have had this car at my shop for 1 month now, trying to fix it on my own. Now i"m coming to you guys for help; car came in with a code Po121, throtlte pedal position sensor switch circuit range performance) I went to alldat... Trouble codes: P0121
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALTW16483
Customer overheated engine and we found the top of the block warped. Had a local machine shop do a total rebuild on the engine and they decked the block. I now have miss-fires on cyl#3&4 at all times. All ignition components are new and I have since changed th... Trouble codes: P0303 (Missfire cylinder 3), P0304 (Missfire cylinder 4)
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L Ecu VIN: JMZNA18C20
I have a 1995 U.K. spec mazda miata. It's a 1.6 liter, 5 speed manual transmission. 90 HP version. My question is about the ECU. The ECU on my miata is busted. It has part number [...]. It's quite a difficult ECU to find. I have tried contacting various b...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 sl 5.0L No Start VIN: WDB1070461
car came in running poor at idle and blowing black smoke from tailpipe.checked for good spark from ign coil (ok),checked fuel pump pressure going into fuel distributor and it was 74psi,removed all 8 injectors,cleaned,reinstalled,checked pressure at warm-up reg...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Electronic VIN: WDBHA24G5Y
vehicle came in we performed a trans filter and flush service. fluid was black prior, flush done with bg synthetic fluid. vehicle ran fine, came back with check engine light. codes p0720, p1605, p0500, p0600. found connector at trans wet. replace connector cle...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J24
Hello this is my first time posting anything, so bear with me. I have this mercades that is giving me fits. I have figured out the P0446 and the P0128. Alldata does not list any test for the p0452. We called them and even said they did not have and testing pro... Trouble codes: P0446 (Emmision Control System Vent), P0128, P0452
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM6536X
Car came in with both timming belt idler pullys busted. Installed new timimg belt kit as per info sheet provided by gates, car will not idle sets mil code p1383,have rechecked timing marks, belt tension,oil level with no change. Car will run at very high rpm s... Trouble codes: P1383 (Vct over retarded)
1988 Mitsubishi Starion ESi 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JA3CC54N1J
Hi Mitsubishi techs, We have an 88 Starion that had been sitting for 2 years and the new owner has replaced the fuel pump and the 2 throttle body injectors with used units and then found the car still would not run properly. Now it is here and what i have se... Trouble codes: 1 (oxygen sensor), 3 (airflow sensor), 5 (tps), 6 (isc), 7 (coolant sensor)
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L 5 gear VIN: JMFLYV75W3
vibation from vehicle when in 5 gear - under light load when doing 70kph - when more throttle is used vibration goes away - or more speed you can drive hrogh engin emounts ok feel like driveshaft area but you would think that would be speed related ie still wo...
1975 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Mechanical VIN: HLS30-2156
Good Afternoon fellow problem solvers, and help from the old school Nissan Guru's! I inherited a job. (Isn't that the way you always get the fun ones!) From what I understand this beautiful old Z was severely overheated and had a blown head gasket. Cylinder #1...
1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3CX52L0R
This vehicle was brought to us after customer purchasing vehicle and driving it for only a few days. Shortly after a fill up, they began to experience a extremly rough running engine then stalling, hard starts and no starts. Customer and I thought it may be wa... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam/Crank Error), P0118 (Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor High), P1361 (IC Toggle Signal)
1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 3.4L 1-2 solenoid VIN: 1GHDX03E3V
To all the GM tranny techs. Personal vehicle. Not a tranny guy. symptoms in order of appearance: day 1 - ses light on, p0751, 1-2 shift solenoid performance. ses cleared. trans driving normal. day 2 - transmission loses forward gears, just slips. went to see ...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2JB5245V
Hello Techs, We inheritied this Sunfire from another shop that finally gave up. Now WE are ready to give up. It has CYL #2 misfire. It has a dead hole in #2 about 50% of the time. Very consistant, it will idle smooth for awhile and then start to miss and then... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire cyl 2)
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L compressor VIN: E41S548255
01 PONTIAC AZTEK came with no a/c; no codes; compressor not coming on. High pressure thru bcm (115 psi)1.4 volts ok; Bcm does read request a/c . Pcm shows no request; test serial data line 1-4 volts; ground wires sets u codes; test ground and power at pmc ok; ...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L lacks power VIN: 1G2NW52EO1
This vehicle was brought to our shop because the customer was convinced she had a transmission problem after driving the car it was clear to me the car lacked power as if it was starving for fuel or the exhaust was plugged. I explained to her that her problem ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Engine VIN: YS3EF48E7X
Car came in smoking heavily any time while running. Replaced turbo and sent car out, came back two weeks later smoking ONLY at start up after sitting for a while. After running for a few minutes there wasn't any smoke at idle or while driving. Replaced valve s...
2001 Saturn L100 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G8JU52F01
the problem has only happened once in two weeks i could not duplicate so i installed a data recorder and the vehicle left vehicle came back found that po122 in the memory but not setting a mil light i have checked all wiring from fuel tank pressure sensor to p... Trouble codes: P0122
2002 Saturn SL2 1.9L ignition VIN: 1G8ZK52472
I replaced the ignition switch and passlock module and car will not start.I have tryed to relearn system according to someone on direct hit dont seem to be working.I hope someone has some advise for me.THANK YOU
2001 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Compressor VIN: JTEGD21A81
Since replacing the compressor 6 months ago along w/ a compressor clutch relay everything has operated fine for 6 months. Now when the customer drives off in the mornings, the compressor comes on and stays on w/o turning or pushing any buttons and cannot be tu...
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T92
When I did start engine Oil pressure light is off and VVT system work ok. I did check it wiht my scanner turn vvt solenide on-off engine stall. Engine got warm out and oil pressure ligth goes on and engine start noisy at front i did test vvt system and it did ... Trouble codes: P1340
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L bolts back out VIN: JTDBE32K43
i was going to do a head job. i was wondering if any one can forward me instruction from all data or michell on demand. i don't work tomorrow and i want to get started. i don't do heavy line often so i figure the instruction would be about 4 pages including sp...
1984 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: WVWGA0163E
We have a strange problem here, car runs rough, poor idle, misses, Then for some strange reason, you disconnect alternator and the engine runs great, reconnect and runs like crap. Please help us.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Trans VIN: WVWPD63B9X
This car came into me with hard shift into revirse it jerks but it shifts into drive hard to no codes when you drive it it shifts good the slapstick dosent work and you cant shift with the shifter shifter moves in all gears but dose not shift down just sterts ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L signal lights VIN: 3VWSK69M21
this jetta came in with an intermitten signal light problem. every so often the left signal light will not blink and the 3 lights (front ,side, and back) stay lit even when car is off and key removed. i replaced the hazard switch but it did not work. other tim...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, Exaust noise loud VIN: 3VWST71K56
This vehicle sounds like there is a large exhaust leak from the manifold or turbo area. There is signs of oil leaking from the old turbo. We have ran the vehicle with the exhaust disconnected and there was no improvement. We have also replaced the turbo and re... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow sensor g70 implausible signal), 00025
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWAK73C66
Thanks in advance for any help diagnosing this vehicle. Car came in with a p310b code for high pressure fuel out of range. After inspection of camshaft, and seeing a lobe worn off,I replaced the intake cam and follower. Drove car and another code appeared for ...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FA8844L
hi guys im having troublewith this one. i cant get nox to go down. ive puta new cat, decarbed it. the car runs great my o2 is good. I even tried taking out the thermostat towed car to emessions and ran it through cold. the problem i think it has is the car is ...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1S5526R2
this run real good when it is cold but once it warms up it want to fall on its nose fuel pressure looks to be good thought it maybe the converter bad remoed it and still same problem it acts like its running out of fuel any help wouild be great

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1995 Audi S6 Avant 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WUALA84A5S
Well we sold a new exhaust manifold due to the old one having a crack on the #5 runner, installed it, test drove car, cats lit up good this time, reduced NOx like they should, and car passed e-test this time. Thanks again for all the replies, especially the o...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Eliminate Xenons? VIN: WBAET37443
Hi everyone and thanks for the help and advice on this one. The consensus was that he really should not own the car if he can't afford the repairs and that this is only the tip of the iceberg with this car. Agreed. BUT. I am the type that growls about cust...
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Airbag VIN: WBABD534X4
Thank you for the replies. I did get the information I needed. Most of the responses leaned toward a bad belt tensioner assembly. But since we guarantee our repairs I always like a test to verify the fault and the repair, thus my request for some more informa...
1996 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L hvac controller VIN: 1G4CU5213T
Disconnected the batt again and it went back to F.Thanks to all.
2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54K41
Well i told the customer that the pcm needed to be replaced and he flipped. told him what all i had done to the vehicle but that was no good. he left and havent seen him since. i called the buick dealership and they to agree that its a bad pcm. thanks for all ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire).
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22P2S
Well after a long holiday week end I started retesting this problem child. I checked the injector resistance as some mentioned and they were all at 12.1 ohms. I scoped out the opti spark with the vantage again and all wave forms were square and uniform as the...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Blower VIN: 1G1YY22G3W
Well,no luck on this one. This car had been brought to the dealer and the customer installed new GM parts they recommended. My diagnosis was the same as theirs with no change. The control head is digital and the module is a solid state blower control with no r...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L Starter VIN: 1GNCT18WYK
Thanks to all that replied, It turs out that it was the neutral safety switch. innitially i ruled it out cause the owner had it replaced within the last year with an oe part, but it went bad.. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL THAT HELPED
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K52
thanks so much to everyone who replied. first of all the 1811 code was a seperarate concern, refered to transmission shop. now for the 171 lean code. vehicle ran fine idled fine but 171 would set upon light acceleration. cat welds looked fine no signs of leak,... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean), 1811 (Trans).
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L temperature VIN: 1GCHK33295
Hi everyone and heres what we learned on Allisons. First of all-these do run warmer than some transmissions-220 degrees is not a problem and they do not go into fail safe till 185 degrees. Also we learned that completely clean radiators do allow more airflow a...
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GNET13H16
unable to fix at this time. customer saving money to have fixed at later date... i found corrosion under fuse block, but waiting for owner to autorize repairs. Trouble codes: P0689, P1516.
1995 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4GH2531S
Well sometimes the best laid plans and so on. I went on the electrical brake down to try to fix this van. I tried everything you guys offered. Lots of great ideas. Someone even suggested the fuel filter and even though this sounds pretty simple it could be ove...
2003 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, P0344 VIN: 1B3EL36X33
Thanks for ALL of your input. It turns out that the michine shop gave me back the WRONG camshaft. The alignment hole for the cam sensor magnet were in the same spot as the burnt cam shaft. AND the sensor itself was wrong. Remember my old Cyl. ran out of oil an... Trouble codes: P0344 (Camshaft Position).
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L abs VIN: 1D7HA16DX4
Thanks to everyone for the help. Like everyone said was just replace rear wheel speed sensor cause its a cheap fix. And it did fix the problem.
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28D66
2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L Electronic VIN: 2B3KA43R27
Iam sorry guys for not closing this request sooner,i replaced the module that attaches to the fuse box in the engine compartment but,it didnt fixed anything,after i checked all grounds and powers to the PCM and i didnt find anything wrong,i told the customer t...
1969 Ford F-100 Pickup 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: F10YRF3400
Dear Member, My customer authorized us to replace timing chain and fix carburetor leaks. So this repair authorization will not fix the misfire that we are talking about. I had 30 replies and I am really appreciate with their help. It reminded me many common ol...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP52U7T
First I want to thank all of you for your replies - I got a lot of good information for future referance. I removed the filter that was in line and flushed the tranny fluid then added trans-x. I drove the vehicle almost 100 miles while monitering the trans flu...
2000 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKEK13TX1
Big thanks to all the replied to this. I replaced the fuel pump and revised connector, and she's running like a new. I found I had high resistance at the connector causing amperage to exceed what the ECMb fuse was able to take.
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG667XX
After double and triple checking everything, I sent it to the local dealer. they agreed with my second hunch, which was the pcm. they make an updated one, and you cannot get it anywhere else. ( to the tune of $800.00 ) and, of course, they also have to flash i... Trouble codes: P1165.
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L oil VIN: 1HGCG5660Y
Thanks for all the input everybody. We found a used engine and installed it after installing new timing belts. The customer is happy and I was able to recoup some losses on the engine profit. I wish I would have done the pressure check with the oil drained out...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: S1YC101210
i would like to think every body,i took all the sensors off the old motor,checked all wireing to pcm,sill no comunication with computer,sent jeep to dealer,they said pcm was fried,they put new one in and it runs,one of the boys that put the motor in said,they ...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48SX4
Alright! Ya'l were right on who said to check the wiring harness. We ended up pulling the whole dang thing off the truck and laying it out on the bench. Sure enough, wires for the throttle position sensor and the front o2 sensor were rubbed through and ground... Trouble codes: P0174, P0122.
2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4.0L Steering VIN: 1J4FA495I4
So I ordered a factory tie rod to test. The new factory unit has 0.025" play. I never got to check the tie rods on the vehicle but I would guess that they have to be close to that. I let the vehicle go without replacing parts. I did recomend an alignment and t...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7236V
Thanks to each of the 6 fine technicians who helped with their most valuable input. Mike from Arkansas suggested a bad ground. All grounds were good. Roma from Oklahoma said to test for open or distorted ECM andd connector pins. All checked out OK. Robert from... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303.
2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Unknown VIN: KNAFE12125
thanks for the help to the ten technicians that helped me i gathered all the info you provided the cars spedo wasn't a complete failure it was intermittent so i had to wait for it to do it there were no codes in the memory . when the spedo stopped workin i hoo...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF10U31
thanks everyone, The engine replaced was a 05 the car is a 01 the knock sensors are two different parts,replaced the sensors & sensor harness all is well.
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Input shaft seal VIN: WMWRC33474
I want to thank the gentlemen who replied. I have researched the SIBs and found none relevent. Upon re-removing the trans, and removing the seal, I found a veritable garbage heap of steel shavings.The input shaft is no longer central, and car needs a new CV...
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AA26A6S
Well guys the owner decided to just drive it as is. Told him about the aftermarket rebuilt units not holding up. He wasn't willing to bring another dist to try so I guess I'm off the hook. thanks for all your input. Trouble codes: P0340.
2004 Nissan Quest S 3.5L No Start VIN: 5N1BV28U54
Thanks gang, ECM rotten, shipped to dealer (something about warranty). Not my problem anymore!! Thanks again
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
been a few weeks and not a word from the owner so going to call it fixed. check powers and grounds all ok checked the BCM and ?? so disconected the BCD and check the conectors all looked ok so reconected them and everything was working fine, scan data and al... Trouble codes: B2961, B0300.
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX53L8N
Thanks for all the replies. We were not able to fix the vehicle, the student didn't have the cash for a PCM. The replies all had good suggestions, some things I had no previous knowledge of, such as a shorted injector would shut down all the injector drivers. ...
1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II 6.7L No Start VIN: SGR34780-O
thanks to all who reply i finally got this one fix i follow the main wire harness from battrey to engine and found a fuseable link at the right side of engine compartment when i remove the cover i saw it was burnt so i replace it and right away it started righ...
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67554
Thank you all for your help. I'm rather ashamed to admit how simple the fix was: Disconnecting & bridgeing the battery terminals for a capacitive discharge. Thank you David [...]. It had occured to me, since the customer had stated it ran OK before the dead bat... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl. 1), P0302, P0303 (cyl 3), P0304.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWVA81H8V
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L engine VIN: 9BWGT21J61
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C42
Ok this fix turned out to be a small 1-way grey 90deg check valve. The valve would pop under pressure. I am having trouble finding the part number but I will take a picture as soon as the vehicle comes back in. Trouble codes: P1297 (17705 Pressure Drop between Turbo and Throttle), P1151 (17759 Long Term Fuel Trim Lean), P0507 (16891 Idle Control System Higher than Expected), P1296 (17704 Error in mapped cooling system).
1985 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1AX8851F
I have not had the opportunity to work again on this car. But in response to some of the replies,I thought the idea of carbon buildup was interesting so I told the customer to buy valvoline valve carbon cleaner,put it in his tank and do it twice just to see if...
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