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1999 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUDA24B4X
this vehicle runs good most of the time bu intermittently it will misfire very severly. I have duplicated problem after driving and coasting for a bit the it will misfire but as soon as rpm go up misfire cleares up and engine will run fine this does not happen... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0306
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUTC68EX4
This engine appears to run fine. It was brought in for noise at back of engine and check engine light on. We replaced the cam-timing actuator and the engine was still noisy. We flushed the engine and then found we had no oil pressure. We then replaced the oil ... Trouble codes: P0012 (Camshaft timing retarded.), P1479 (Brake vacuum mechanical malfunction.)
2006 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Parking Brake VIN: WAUDH74F76
Vehicle comes in with pad wear indicator on. Found rear pads metal to metal. Began to carry out rear pad replacement test plan w/ scan tool. Park Brake light flashes, scan tool reports calipers retracting, but faults stored in EPB module 02431 and 02430 for bo...
1990 Buick Century Limited 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G4AL54N9L
does anyone know what the spec is? mitchell does noy give one.i know your not suposed to ask for specs but cant find it anywhere. thanks for the help.car will run on alternate fuel.
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L mode actuator motor VIN: 1G6KD54Y22
The mode actuator is stuck on the shaft coming off the door. We have removed all of the bolts and have used both a mirror and a borescope to determine if there are any reasons it wont come off the shaft. It appears to just be stuck. I am afraid to pry on it be...
1991 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L injector pulse VIN: 2G1WN14T7M
customer brought car in from another shop for no start when warm they have replacd used that ran on another car ign module and coils, crank sensor map sensor fuel pump fuel filter spark plugs & wires air filter fuel pressure is 40psi I have no injector pulse w...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEK14K6S
Truck Came In With A Hesitation And Surge At At Idle.Starts To Run Rough Only When In Closed Loop. Replaced Oxygen Sensor. Still The Same. O2 Stays High At About 1v Then Will Come Down To .7v But No Switching. I Disconnected O2 Sensor So Truck Stays In Open Lo...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCEC19R6T
I have this vehicle in the shop and it has a rather constant misfire on cyl 5 according tto the scanner. Fuel pressure good,secondary ignition looks fine on scope,no vacuum leaks, swapped pllug with no change,suspecting fuel injector. but jumped injector with ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L White smoke VIN: 1GCHK231X1
THANKS FOR TAKING TIME TO CHECK THIS ONE OUT. Primary problem is heavy white smoke from exhaust at idle and worse under acceleration. Cooling system is full and holds pressure. We do have a tech2 scanner. Fuel rates on scanner are all at 0. I can increase fuel...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Compressor VIN: 3GNEC16T21
Hello techs gota 01 suburban with no a\c comp not engaging.sys works fine with scan tool comp will engage.when not engaged no a\c request on scan tool. Very int.A|C button lites up on panel.ck request line from pcm to control and is ok with no breaks.per allda...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK39D36
Hi everyone, We have a problem with this truck and have a few questions. First, we have a slightly rough running condition and when accelerated hard it blows out black smoke and there seems to be a knocking/clattering noise in the engine. We have verified tha...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start, SKIM on Donor PCM VIN: 3C4FY48BX2
When my sister's PCM went bad, severly overcharging the battery and burning out many components, I replaced the bad parts and wiring, then purchased a good used PCM from exact same model and year-except other car had SKIM (programmed chip Grey key) and this on...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Power sliding doors VIN: 2C4GP44R64
Hey guys, I have a 04 chrysler Town and County van here and niether of the sliding door work. If you use any of the buttons inside the vehicle nothing happens. If you push the open button on the key fob twice, the door clicks but does not move. I scanned the b...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1B3ES46C9Y
I would like to know the correct amp draw. Also the fuel pump relay gets very hot. I have jumper wire in place of relay and seems OK. Thank You
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Z21
This truck has a miss at idle and just off idle but if moderate or hard accel it is fine. It is running lean and if I add a small amount of carb cleaner it smooths out. I replaced the o2 sensor because I could not get it to full rich or lean ,as I back probed ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23671
Truck died on customer, he replaced block mounted transfer pump. We repaired air leaks created by transfer pump replacement, engine would start and run but cut out under any load at all. Had a bunch of codes set including P1689. Replaced injection pump, ran be... Trouble codes: P1689 (No Communication Between ECM Inj. Pump)
2002 Dodge Dakota 4.7L hard start VIN: 1B7HG38NX2
This Dakota has an intermittent extended crank time. This seems to happen when the truck sits for an hour after driving. It also occurs sometimes after setting overnight. It has no real pattern of happening. So far the truck has always started. Trouble codes: P0301, P0304
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1D7HU18D85
Ok guys please please help. I checked and this truck has no stored or pending codes in the system. The fuel pressure is 58 right on par with spec. We did a fuel induction and HEAVILY cleaned the throttle body you can eat off this thing. When we start this thin...
1990 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FACP42E3L
Have a 5.0 mustang stalls after running 10 seconds allready replaced tfi module
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTRW08L01
What I have here is a bit of a stumper, this vehicle only hesitates at an idle, there are no codes present, vacuum is 19 at idle and steady, smoked intake system and found no vacuum leaks. Fuel pressure is 35 at idle, there are no misfires counted in mode 6. A...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA51422
This vehicle came in for cranks no start at times. Performed fuel pressure test and found fuel pressure slow to reach specification. ( cycled key 3 to 4 times) Replaced fuel pump and filter fuel pressure now reaches specification on first cycle. Test Drove ok....
2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L won't start VIN: 2FTZX1727X
will not turn over...HELP
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53235
Customer complaint is that after sitting all night the engine won't start,just cranks and cranks.After 30 seconds of cranking sometimes would start.Problem is intermittent,could not duplicate.I suggested fuel pump replacement for pressure loss overnight.Worked...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P35
Need help on this one guys thanx for helping, truck came in on a hook, pull fuel filter cover off turn key on&crank eng no fuel coming out, replaced fuel pump now we have fuel comin out but still not starting, icp reads over 500-1000 ipr 85%. Sprayed starting ... Trouble codes: P2291
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46P05
Had a 2005 F450 towed in from another shop, complaint at that time cranks slow, tech installed new batteries and fuel filter.Still no start just cranks. Towed in to our shop found codes listed below and some more.IPC pressure and voltage looks normal 1300 t0 1... Trouble codes: P0611 (Ficm performance), P0261 (Injector circuit low 1), P0264 (Injector circuit low 2), P0267, P0270 (Injector circuit low 4), P0273 (Injector circuit low 5 all 8 injectors)
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L no power VIN: 1FDWE35P26
This is a ambulance and cold this thing has no power for about 4 miles.(would not want it sent to me if I was dying on a code 4)Our Ford dealer has spent multiple dollars and parts(EGR and turbo rebuilt)and now is just guessing.I have been told it could be inj...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Rotors VIN: 1FTRF12W06
Customer called this am (thurs) and advised he could leave me the truck friday (1 day). Ford has replaced front pads and surfaced or replaced front rotors approximately 5 times within the first 36k. Now @ 39k, they have told him that they don't know what the p...
2006 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L oil pump VIN: 1FDXF46P66
truck towed in, started blowing blue smoke, then died. Verified no-start condition, found base oil pressure was 0 psi. Removed the pump,(gerotor pump, located on crankshaft)and found it to be scored and chewed up. upon closer inspection, determined that a need...
1989 GMC G3500 Magnavan 7.4L add on overdrive VIN: 1GBKP37W4J
The customer recently purchased this unit out of state, sight unseen. He realised on the way home that the overdrive does not shift. This is a Doug Nash unit. In trying to research it, I can find info on the Corvette version but not this unit. It looks a lot d...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCD560XV
I have this car with front bakes sticking on intermittently. I lose the front brake caliper bleder and the tire becames loose, after few brake pedal pumps and the front tires lock up againg, then with tires luck up I disconect master cilinder from the brake b...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES257X1
01 civic no codes. No spark no injector pulse. No immobilizer flashing.did new cylinder head work after they lost t-belt. We have new crank semsor and original cam sensor.good fuel presure.i can get it runing with a little effort by cylcling the key a few tim...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L gauges VIN: 1HGCHEACX5
Hi Honda techs or anyone who helps in general. Thanks to start. friends car came in withthe instrument cluster going hay wire. thought it was the alternator but tested ok. The D indicator flashes intermittently as if its losing power and the battery light will...
2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8L a/c VIN: 2HGFG12826
Car came in last week for a/c check. Found it to be 8 oz low, topped it off, was cooling good. Car came back 2 days later for same problem, recovered a full charge (16oz) and charged it up again. Still barely cool-(70 F). (Ambient air temp 90 F.) Pressures at ...
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L HVAC blower VIN: SAJNX574XR
The car came in with the complaint of weak HVAC performance. I tested the system during a test drive and the system adjusts for temperature settings, going from cold to hot as the temp. selector knob is turned but the blower speed does not adjust from low to h...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53D62
This vehicle came in with a gearbox fault and was not shifting properly, we replaced a j gate shifter and resolved shifting problems, however the vehicle showed misfire codes and would not rev over aprox. 3000 rpm. replaced all plugs and coils. vehicle seems t... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0306
1993 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Hesitation, backfire/exh. gurgle VIN: 1J4FY29S8P
Hi and thanks in advance for the help. This one has been kicking my butt for a few days now. This jeep starts fine and idles fine and drives fine until about 2500. Then will hesitate, backfire, surge, and makes a gurgling/crackling noise heard from the exhaust...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L recirculation door motor VIN: 1J8GW68J73
Hello Jeep/Chrysler techs. I have a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland with a recirc motor groan. Happens after the vehicle is shut off and about 2-3 minutes afterwards. The groan is loud enough to be heard outside the vehicle. The recirc motor will cycle the d...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L locks in 4th 0r 5th gear VIN: KNDJD73355
I am working on a kia that locks in gear when the customer stops at a stop sign.I verified it once (it has happened 3 times in the last month), The shifter moves forward and back like you are shifting in first or second gear but the trans is locked in 4th or 5...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L filling tank VIN: SALJY1242X
This vehicle came into us with the complaint that when refueling it has to be feed basically by hand. On autofill it continues to shut off. This system has more hoses than any normal system regarding the filler neck. Everything we have looked at seems to be re...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L transmission VIN: SALTL12452
Vehicle came in with complaint of no power when taking off and "S" & "M" lights on dash flashing. Upon initial roadtest and evaluation, confirmed 3RD gear starts, "S" & "M" lights on dash flash, digital "D" on dash flashes, "D" indicator light on shifter assem...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L hard cold start VIN: 1070441202
I am working on this 76 450Sl 4.5l Mercedes. The customer is complaining about a hard cold start(I did comfirm this condition). When the engine is cold it has to crank about 5-10 seconds before it will start. After the engine starts it runs like a champ. The e...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Reverse Slips VIN: WDBFA63E9S
Hi there, thanks for the input on this nightmare 722.5. This one came in for making front pump growling noises and then lost reverse altogether. We disassebled it and found the large reverse clutch destroyed. The springs were all tore up and strewn about. We i...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L chime VIN: 2MEFM75W73
Came in with no headlights found lighting module not powering up headlights. Replace module all lights work properly but now it chimes any time the door is open and the key is not in the ignition. Stick the key in and chime stops you dont even have to turn it....
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 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Misfire, runs on two cylinder VIN: 4A3AA46G02
The vehicle came in with complaint "running rough, lack of power, misfiring" after having the above repairs done elsewhere. Customer states this problem didn't exist until he picked up his vehicle from them. Since it had just had a timing belt done, I remove...
1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L door locks/security VIN: JN1EJ01F3P
none of the door locks work and the cust.complaint is that unlocking the driver door with the key[she has no fob] does not disarm the alarm.she has to unlock the pass.door and climb over.to manually unlock the driver door.the only door lock switch is at the ma...
2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L check engine light VIN: 1N4AL11D85
P0335 crank sensor code, replaced crank and cam sensor, code returns after 2nd start. Vehicle will crank for 20 seconds before starting. The signals all look okay 5 v ref, ground and signal looks good on the scope. Thanks for any help. Mike
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G45C47KB5
hey guys. got this '01 alero that doesn't want to start sometimes. fuel pump runs with immediate fuel pressure. good spark. good clean car. it decides not to start sometimes. it does have the paskey system. there are no codes, ever. i was finally able to deter...
2005 Other European FOURTWO CDI .8L Drive-axles VIN: WMEASOOF5S
What's the torque spec for rear axle hub/bearing bolt. Thanks
1996 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G2JB12T8T
Hi, car starts fine, after 30 seconds it begins a surge at idle. Gets worse until car dies. Surging is caused by fuel trims being driven lean. Spraying fuel restores power/idle for a bit. Oxygen sensor reads over 1050mv except for short bit after decel. Actual... Trouble codes: MAP
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Pad Wear VIN: YS3FB45SX4
Wear out right rear and left front brake pads quickly,other side still has half pad remaining,calipers seem free-stops straight-wondering if any known problems?
2002 Saturn L300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW54RX2
Customer had us address misfire issue and we suggested replacing the air tubes on intake due to visible cracks.everything went fine.2 days later he returned with a check engine lite.this time it was a po 150 that wasn't there the first time.bank 2 sensor 1 o2 ... Trouble codes: P0150
2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ23D54
In for emission test, had mil illuminated code P0378 can't find much info on this code. Trouble codes: P0378 (Timing reference high resolutionsignal B intermittant/eratic pulse)
2002 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L alternator VIN: 4S3BE64592
Hello all I have a newer customer with a subaru thats throwing me for a loop. Customer had a alternator belt break on the highway out of state. Another shop installed aftermarket new belts and a alternator. Now the customer has a high pitched squeal/whine ever...
1990 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1NXAE94A1L
I know this is no excuse, but we're not to familiar with toyotas over here. So let me start by thanking you for your time in advance and give you what i started with. This car has come to us for the first time, its a good customers mothers car. Vehicle came in...
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L Unknown VIN: 5TBRN3416S
truck came to the shop complaining of a vibration when coming to a stop it needed rear brake shoes and drums. now its there is a vibration when steping on brake only. help we did everithing.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWSF29M4Y
Hello everyone. We have an 2000 Volkswagen Tdi in our shop for repair. Customer complained of low power on acceleration. Upon inspection we found the intake and EGR/ Shut-off valve 95% restricted due to carbon/oil build-up. I removed the EGR tube and EGR val...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Shifting into D VIN: 3VWWJ71K36
To all valued techs This jetta will bang hard when you shift into drive .If you shift into Reverse it is perfectly smooth. I have driven the car for about 12 miles and There are no codes in tranny computer (VAG-COM). Have peformed adaptations 61 and 60 but n...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L tpms VIN: 3VWHG71K07
2007 jetta tpms light on.
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1SZ58D11
HELP! Vehicle came in with bad misfire under load. Found 1 bad coil (misfire got better) Then a second coil (Misfire almost gone) then inspected all other 4 coils and found cracks / tracking marks so replaced the 4 coils - with volvo coils (They looked origial...

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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Compressor VIN: JH4KA9646V
Thanks for the informational replies, I really appreciate it. It came down to the climate control unit not switching the compressor off, it just kept running and getting colder and colder, thus lowering the low side pressure. At 1500 dollars I dont blame the c...
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L 3 Gear VIN: WBAHD6328R
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L PCV Plate VIN: WBAGJ8329W
Thanks to all that responded. It had lots of oil in the intake and it must have made it fail faster so I cleaned it out and used a BMW part this time and all seems fine. Thanks again AITN members for the piece of mind.
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L transmission VIN: WBACD4322W
There was water intrusion into the engine control module once upon a time and the circuit board has corrosion. This caused a parasitic draw, no communication with trans. control module. Also caused the engine misfire with one cylinder.
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L abs VIN: 5UXFA53502
Thanks Guys. A scanner is necessary to reset the steering angle sensor. Luckily our scanner was able to do this under service function. Very easy to do and painless. So much trouble for a dead battery.
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM57724
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hard start VIN: 1G1YY218XK
hey guys, i appreciate all the great tips and help everyone sent in. the customer did not want to remove the tank which is where our problem may have started. also the customer did not want to pull the injector rail. we did however put another fuel pump becaus...
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L 1st Gear VIN: 1GCDT14X7V
Thanks guys... The truck is fixed! As simple as that ign switch. Sure was a nice easy fix for having all those problems. Thanks again everybody.
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Silverado 5.7L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GCGK24R7W
thanks for all the help guys. it seems we had a few different problems here. first, the intake gaskets installed at another shop were severley over torqued and they had put silicone around the intake ports. we cleaned up that mess and replaced a leaking fuel p...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L rear temp door actuator VIN: 1GNEC13Z62
this one is fixed turned out had wrong actuator part was ordered from dealer by vin. and was listed wrong had only 4 pins and needed 5 went ahead and replaced evap housing when i had it out foam was worn and bracing had slight warpage thanks to every one who r...
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 5.7L Code - C1233 VIN: 1G1YY12S52
At the module, I cut the rf wire pair & lf wire pair & switched them. Went on a road test & same code came up which I decieded to blame the module. Sent the module out for repair & reinstalled. Road test & same code on hard accel. Bought a rebuilt module from ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L air bag light on dash VIN: 2GCEC19V43
thanks to all, the problem was in the sensor under the pass seat.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Temp gauge/Sender VIN: 1GCEC14X43
A new thermostat and an ECT corrected the P0128 ECT code, but the temp gauge alternates from reading zero (fixed) to reading about 190F (fixed) . The temp readings from the scanner are normal, but do not correspond to the gauge readings. The majority of respon...
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JH14F63
well i checked the ignition switch it had already been replaced sounds like a very common problem but this one was already done. checked the voltage a pin #19 like bob said and i was getting 12.5 volts. and still only got 10.5 volts to the control side of the ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK24U14
INSPECTED ALL WIRING AND FOUND MOISTURE IN THE PCM CONNECTOR AND CORROSION ON CRANK SENSOR TERMINAL IN PCM. REPAIRED CONNECTOR AND REPLACE PCM AND VEHICLE RUNS AND STARTS PROPERLY. 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).
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23254
Well guys it took an inejctor pump, its a pricy job but somebody had to do it. I double checked all feed line connections and even put on another new GM filter housing (complete with filter and sensor) with no change. We installed a new injector pump and it ...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic LT 6.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1GCHK23DX7
Okay guys this one is down the road. Didn't get much help on it. After I sent in help request I ran a charged air leak test. This is done with some special plugs and a gauge, basically you plug off the exhaust at manifold and put a fitting in the pipe after th... Trouble codes: P0299.
1994 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1B4GH44R6R
thanks to all and sorry about the delay. I wond up check the fly wheel and found that it was crack and had a wobble in it. I replaced the flywheel and crank sensor and all is goo. Once again sorry about the delayed response.
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L radiator VIN: 2B3AD46RX1
Concensus was that waterpump was going to be the culprit. Due to the number of warnings from techs I gave customer options with a big disclaimer that engine may be N/G- Come to find out this was not the original engine and this engine actually had 135k on it...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1D7HU18D95
I pulled the head yesterday and found the valve guide moved down and held the valve open now it's in the customers hands on which way he wants fix it, thanx to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0700.
1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FALP71W2T
the new iac we installed was defective.we replaced it and unhooked the battery cables. we held them together for a few minutes. after restarting car and a short drive all was well thanks to all who responded to my questions steve
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR14A3V
Hi everybody, First I would like to thank everybody for responding to my request. I had checked exhaust back pressure as one person sugested but forgot to post that test it was okay, we also scoped the TPS sensor for gliches and it was okay, double checked tim...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU63W52
nobody has aprantly run into this version of 4.6. When I finally got the correct head gaskets they both came with grommets and a note that they need to be installed in both heads. This engine only had one from factory. I believe they must be some kind of oil f...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L brake light on in dash VIN: 1FORDFOCUS
failed instument cluster, the cluster had an internal short to ground
1991 GMC C1500 Sierra 4.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTEC14Z1M
Fuel pressure was within specs. its supposed to be 9-13psi. Customer said that the vehicle drove fine, just wouldnt idle. I drove it. Bad fuel pump, so obvious. Replaced fuel pump and vehicle is good. thanx for all the help!
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L oil burning VIN: JHMCG5554Y
I am going to close this request with thanks to the techs who offered advice. In sum I received the following advice: a) Oil burning is probably caused by stuck rings: try a commercial flush to see if that reduces oil consumption. b) If a rebuild is needed con...
2004 Isuzu NPR 6.0L MIL Lamp on, no communication VIN: 4KLB41U24J
Found that the ABS module is causing the concern with no communication, internally shorted.The module was putting a slight amount of voltage on the serial 2 data circuit, found no voltage should be on the circuit
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA82C95
Thanks for all the replies, most were helpful but a few were not. In particular; there are no PCV hoses under the intake on this car, that would be a V6 S-Type with the breather hose under the intake (a Ford engine). While I am at it, I think injector cleani... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 combustion too lean).
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L fuel gage VIN: 1J4GX48S31
hello to all and thanks for taking your time to help me with this problem ,i ended up using a external fuel gage i mount it on the corner of the dash connect the wires and its works the old guy is happy no complained so this one is gone ,thanks to all that hel...
2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNALD12434
i did close this help request long ago, anyway, thanx a lot the problem was on the wirng harness no parts required, at least i know more on this kia's every day we learn something new.
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L HVAC/Suspension VIN: SALME11474
Truck is fixed. First of all wiring diagrams from Mitchell and All Data are, well basically a waste of time, in-accurate at best. I joined the Landrover tech site, and wow, awesome site, wiring diagrams are some of the best I have ever seen. Now the Suspension...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hydrolic Cooling Fan VIN: 1LNHM87A62
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBSK75F03
Ok i have made the desicision to refer my customer to the MB dealer for this one, as i am unsure that my AE software will perform "rodeo mode" with this suspension system(i have been let down a few times on stuff like this on with my AE tool working on Mercede...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 14NAL11D85
Going to Repost, the description of the problem was not defined enough to help with the problem. Thank you for the help. The problem is not a no start, but a P0335 CKP sensor code makinng it hard/slow to start. Trouble codes: P0335 (crank signal).
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SC 2.4L anti-theft system VIN: 1G3NL12T2T
We had 2 problems causing our issues. First, we did replace the tumbler since we had a failure through the pass key circuit. Second, the CPS was dead, causing the no start. Thanks for all the advice.
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DM55V5R
This car is fixed! I didn't fix it, but we sent it to the dealer and had it scaned and they said it was a knock sensor code P0325, we had them install a knock sensor and it runs great again. Seems like the flash codes were wrong and made me chase things that ... Trouble codes: 21 (Maf), 70 (Cyl 1 3 5 adaptation).
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Key Won'T Turn VIN: YS3FB49S63
i appreciate all of the interest and info on the saab - i purchased an ignition switch and it did'nt help. i've since ordered a tech II with saab software and am awaiting the scanner - bought it on ebay. i suspect the steering column module to be bad. i'll let...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SF63521
I ended up back probing the wire at the pcm that went to the relay that wouldnt quit clicking. I used a computer safe led test light and found that the computer wouldnt hold the relay to ground. I informed the customer that I suspected the computer was the pr...
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BC6332P
Thanks to all who replied it sound like leaking oil is the issue but the cars are still worth having.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Pads/Rotors VIN: 3VWSE69M55
I am still waiting for the customer to bring the car back in. As some techs have stated, I believe that driving habits may be a factor. The driver is a 16yr old girl with a new drivers license. I know that the caliper pins are not binding but I will make sure ...
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