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1999 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH41A9656X
Comes in with random missfire. second time back after above fixes.P0300 code custermer states that TCS light came on too.Frezze frame says 61 mph when happned 2200 rpm. Ive driven it and cleared out codes and cant reproduce miss. Custermer picks up then happen... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L door lock VIN: WAUDC28D7Y
Hello ,thanks for taking time to read this request . I would like to know if there is a way to tell if the key fob is transmitting a signal to the control module .I use the Ross-Tech program and a lap top .When I access central locking I can monitor changes ,s...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L srs light on VIN: 5UXFA53543
Got everything back together and works great but when it cam i it had srs light on. Found codes 240,80 but no info in alldata about air bag codes. Tryed to clear but comes back imedilley. Check fueses ok. If someone could let me know what those codes are would...
2004 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L brake warning light VIN: 4USBT53584
Frequently while driving the red brake warning light will blink on and off accompanied by the warning gong as though handbrake were not fully released.As noted the fluid level switch is new.My PC Retriever finds no codes in any systems but is not accessing the...
1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW54C8K
thanks in advance.This one towed this morning as a no start.Check injector pulse and spark.Good injector pulse but no spark.Scan vehicle, no codes no rpm reading.Cust had installed new crank sensor and everything looks right.I thought if the crank was problem ...
2005 Buick Rainier CXL 5.3L oil gauge VIN: 5GAET13M65
Hello, Techs I have this 2005 Buick Rainer in the shop right now with a intermittent loss of operation with the oil gauge in the cluster. The customer states that intermittently the oil gauge will read 0 psi while driving down the road. I, however have not bee...
2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L Traction Control,Abs,Veriable Effort Steering VIN: 2G4WE56765
Customer brought wifes car in,she told him that the traction light and abs lights came on.Service abs,trac.off and service veriable effort steering messages on in info center.Happened once to her...Found abs code P0050,r/rear wss malf.Un able to verify sensor ...
2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4HR54K05
This is our week for tough ones. This LeSabra was referred by another shop. Intial concern was that it would not spin over at times. He stated that when it would not start, the AC head would not show display. In the beginning we could not get the car to act up...
1990 Chevrolet C3500 Silverado 7.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCHR33N4L
ECM b fuse was blowing. Now it blows soon as ignition switch is switched on. Isolating gray wire at fuel relay stops this.Fuel module is shown under dash cloose to brake pedel, can not locate it. Unpluged ignition switch, ECM, fan relay and oil switch. Still ...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L starting system VIN: 2G1WL52M8V
this vehicle will no crank and of course a no-start from this situation. it has the passkey system, anmd the security light will flash with key on ,engine off and when you crank or try the light just flashes and no action. no voltage at switch terminal of sole...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L timing gears VIN: 3G1JC5242V
Hello fellow Techs, we have done the timing gears on this vehicle 3 times now in the past 16 months. the car comes in again and we have no compression and are about to rip the timing gears out again. As there any reason why the gears would have broken 3 times ...
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15R52
Vehicle came in with CEL on and engine knocking. We installed a new reman engine, new plugs, wires, cap and rotor at that time. When we started it we had a P0300 random misfire code pretty much immediately. Cylinder 4 and 7. Performed Fuel pressure test and fo... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L 4-3 down shift VIN: 1GCHK29U23
upshift are all good with scan tool say trans in starting in 2 gear when its in 1 when it shift in to 4 it say that it in park nev when the truck down shift to 3 get a grinding noise that does not go a wait until it upshifts
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Ac VIN: G1WH52KX39
This impala is a car we sold and now that the weather is hot the customer is complaing that the ac take long to cool the car down. We check the ac and all sees to be working fine excepth that the drivers vent is not blowing out cold air. The pass. Side goes do...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L a/c clutch diode VIN: 1GCEC14V73
A/c clutch not engaging, while testing for pwr & grd used t-pins to probe rear of connector and clutch engaged. On inspection for harness side of connector found the terminals spread not making contact with other end. Replaced harness side connector but switch...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEK19T14
Hello Techs, This truck has a whirring noise, remove drive belts no change. we have replaced timing chain and oil pump and the noise isn't any better. Any thoughts? One of my techs also describes the noise as a constant tinny knock, almost like a broke flex pl...
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L starter VIN: 1GNEC13T65
new vehicle to us. has anyone experienced an earyl starting condition? starter on this vehicle operates when the ignition key is in the "on" position.
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...
1992 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Turn Signals VIN: 1C3XU4533N
Left rear turn signal will flash all the time.have changed flasher and bulbs. Replaced relays.cant find very much on this problem.you can unpluge flasher or both relaysor t/s switch and it quits. We think it is the diode package but cant find it to test and wh...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L entire panel VIN: 2C4GP54L81
Here is a good one. [...] TC lxi. when you turn on the turn signals the dash goes inop for about 10-15 secs then it comes back to life and all is well. Sometimes it will do it everytim and sometimes it is very intermitent. Also the speedo needle is stuck un...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.3L Stall VIN: 2C4GP44353
This veh has had a problem for about 2 years I could never get it to act up for me. Untill recently I found out that if you fuel it up it will stall out so I put gas in it and the van will stall out when you take off. I found that it is stalling out due to gas...
2005 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3JK53G35
Customer said car is shifting hard. Scanned for codes and had P0717 in history. Test drove with scanner monitoring input speed sensor 1 and 2, went about 1/8 of a mile and input 1 got eratic and jumped to 8000 rpm and car went into limp in mode and set P0717. ... Trouble codes: P0717 (Input speed sensor 1 circuit no signal)
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Extended crank VIN: 1B3ES46C5Y
Hello all. i have this neon that is really beginning to bother me. got a phone call from another shop asking me if i could go check out this neon. they replaced ign switch, pcm, camshaft and crankshaft position sensors and they still couldnt get it to crank. a... Trouble codes: P0340
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L Surge VIN: 3D7KS29C37
I have an '07 5.9 cummins that came in "running rough". had code p0148 fuel delivery. looking at pids were jumping all over. fuel actuator is new and ck vlv is clean and had no debris in it.has good fuel psi. check ohms on all pwrs and gnds, has no shorts or o... Trouble codes: P0148 (fuel delivery error)
1996 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14N2T
the vehicle has already been at another shop. where the dist and the ignition module has been replaced with after mkt. the vehicle sets a code 1351 idm circuit fault, no other issues. the idm circuit 382 yellow/bk wire that runs from pcm to ignition control mo... Trouble codes: P1351
1996 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14H6T
truck originally worked on at ford in another state. now its mine to work on. had po306 and po175. after i cleaned grounds and moved o2 sensors, i cleared adaptive memory and drove a lot. only po175 came back. between ford and me, this truck has been thoroughl... Trouble codes: P0175
1998 Ford f350 super d 5.4L cant fuel VIN: 1FTSF30LXX
hey guys,im working on this truck due to when driver fuels truck,it overflows out of the fuel neck.the vehicle hardly has any fuel in the tank.any suggestions???thank you,rich
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4045Y
ok this car gots a mil on, 1 code p0411 secondary inj incorrect flow. its been at the dealer without a fix. light turned back on with the same code and now i have it. tested air pump(not clogged or dirty at all,bypass sol, divertor valve operates,not clogged.... Trouble codes: P0411
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDNF21L6Y
Truck runs good sometimes then it starts idling like it has a racing cam. Before I can test anything it may start running fine again. Short term fuel adaptive is at -20% and long term is at -25% only on bank 2. The other bank hovering arround +5% to -5% in lon... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 2)
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMCU01482
Hey guys! I got a tough one here. Normally, the car runs just fine. No loss of power, smooth idle. Occasionally, the customer will come in with the EGR valve stuck open. Poor idle, hot EGR valve. Problem does not appear to be vacuum supply related. Tapping on ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L 4x4 VIN: 1FTSX31F92
This truck came in for a list of items including the 4x4 not working. The customer had already had the shift encoder motor replaced and replace auto hubs with warn manual lockouts & the 4x4 would still intermittently not work. When the vehicle got here it woul...
2002 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTRW07302
Truck was towed in no start ? We checked we have no communication with our scanners.We have no pulse on the injectors.We think it's a bad PCM.Any input would be helpful.
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Spark Plugs VIN: 1FMDU73W63
This engine has a design flaw with regaurds to the spark plug design. This is NOT the engine with the long reach plugs that break off in the head during removal, instead the number of threads that actually contact the cylnder head is limited. I've seen several...
2003 Ford E-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14253
Hello everyone, we have a Ford van E150 that came in for code p1151 We checked all the basics and then did a smoke test to check for vacuum leaks. We found no vacuum leak, but found a TSB for intake leaking vacuum when cold causing code p1151. We changed the i... Trouble codes: P1151
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72KX4
Have a 04 Ford Explorer in the shop with a p2121,p2122,and p2123.Seems to run ok,but seems little sluggish to me even though customer had no complaints this time.Prior another tech that worked here (no longer works here)replaced the accelerator pedal assembly ... Trouble codes: P2121 (Accelerator Pedal Performance), P2122 (Accererator Pedal Performance sensor 1 voltage low), P2123 (Accerator Pedal Performance sensor 1 voltage high)
2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMZU74K64
Came in with rough idle, no cel. Replaced all of the above parts. No improvement in idle. Fuel trims are normal. Compression 175 at all cylinders. No cel. Cel came once after doing tune up and it was po306, found that injector 6 is not pulsating. Replaced. Sti...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P05
This e van was a very extended crank vehicle and very intermittant. No codes and all IDS pids looked good for no start. Ran all self tests - pass. We drove and played with truck for over 100 miles and we did actually gret it to fail for us. When it did we had ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNF205X5
during road test truck runs great cold in open loop,but once it reaches operating temp and goes into closed loop truck loses power and no codes set,cyl head temp 195 oil temp 180 fuel rail presure 40 no miss fires,new hegos and catt monitors,and 4 new injector... Trouble codes: 174 (testing and results)
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L starter VIN: 1FTPW12V16
Customer complaint is loud noise when A/C is on. After driving for a short distance, noise stopped, A/C went warm and ABS light came on. Found blown #14 fuse at inside of passenger compartment for A/C and ABS. Replaced the fuse and engine starts normally and w...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L compressor VIN: 1FDSS34P56
We have an 06 E-350 not completing the a/c circuit to provide ground to the ECM to engage the compressor clutch. Pressures are good. Both pressure sensors are good. We even tried a known good ECM. We can make it run by grounding the a/c relay and it cools fine...
1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GDHG31RXX
the truck runs fine when it is at idle but if you put it in gear n try to take off it will not go n starts to make a loud poping sound inside the intake, some times it will take off just fine then do it , i just floor it and it acts like it got a boost of powe...
2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Evaporator case VIN: 1GKDM19W54
I have to remove the Evaporator case from this van because the upper line twisted during fitting removal. My question is: I have all the screws and nuts removed that I can find but it seems stuck at the top. The Mitchell On demand is not very definitive as to ...
2003 Infiniti I35 3.5L Abs Module VIN: JNKDA31A73
Thanks for any info on this car. Abs/tcs and slip lights on instrument cluster. Scanner will communicate with engine data but not with abs. Checked all fuses and relays. Disconnected abs sensors to see if scanner would receive any data still no communication. ...
2004 Isuzu NPR 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KLB41U94J
i have 3 ho2s codes. 3 new bosch sensors. i cant figure out. sensors seem to be working fine. codes are for the new sensors. any help on what to look for here. these are time codes for the heaters. Trouble codes: P0135, P0155, P0141
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4SZCK58Y64
this vehicle came in with a very intermittent long crank or no start.We have only had it fail a couple of times & we are now trying to monitor cam & crank signal to see if they fail. We are looking for anyone who might have seen a similar problem or pattern fa...
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Starting VIN: SAJWA01U25
Hello to all, This customer was refered to us from another shop. The customer mentioned that this has been a great car up to now. He mentioned that around a month ago the battery went dead. He had it tested and they told him it was good. Since it was the origi...
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: KNAGD12664
Kia Land Technicians. We don't see these 2004 Kia Optima too often. Previous two other shops replaced the serpentine belt that drives the A/C and power steering and fails within about 3 to 4 months. The customer was passing by and we install one and lasted onl...
2005 Kia Rio 1.6L 1-2 harsh, 2-3 flair VIN: KNADC12585
Trans is a 'F4AEL' or 'baby ECAT'. Customer complained of harsh 1-2 shift, and a very noticeable flair on the 2-3 shift. He took it to Kia who told him it needed a rebuild. He brought it to me for a second opinion, and I agreed that especially with the 2-3 fla...
2005 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12595
car came in with new 02 bnk1 sen1 with code p0133 stored. light went out on its own. cleared all codes thinking other garage didnt reset light. performed all tests per Kia for code all passing with flying colors. sent car away came back 3 days later same code.... Trouble codes: P0133
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L cruise control VIN: SALJY124XY
The cruise does not engage for whatever reason. The vacuum pump does not come on with and cruise switch on.
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Noise VIN: JTHBF30G72
This vehicle has a low pitch buzzing noise that we have determined is coming from the plastic fuel lines that that are attached to the underbody and it can be heard inside the passenger compartment. The noise is very loud when listening with a stethescope anyw...
2008 Lexus IS250 2.5L Cylinder Heads
Thanks for you time, I have a 08 IS250 awd in the bay. This car was brought to me from a local body shop with a no start condition. Turns out it was overheated after the accident and has 50 psi max compression. My main question is, has anyone pulled heads on t...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: EA30D6J097
hey guys. ive replaced the jetronic module on this benz to solve a high idle problem. the car now idles too low. in the archives there is a post about grounding a wire to raise the idle a little. its not very clear so it was no help. do any of you old school b...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Brake Pedal VIN: 4JGAB54E61
This ML came in with a low brake pedal, it would sink just as if the Master Cylinder was bypassing fluid past the seals. We installed a new ATE (OEM) Master Cylinder. Problem was the same, Installed a 2nd master cylinder and bled vehicle, with a pressure bleed...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L vent selection VIN: WDBSK75F93
Greetings all,we have a real doozy on our hands here. Customer complaint is unable to move blower vent selection from floor & defrost. retrieved dtcs for every single stepper motor malfunctioning. Erased dtcs, performed stepper normalization procedure with SD...
2005 Mercedes-Benz Smart .7L security system VIN: WME4503321
This vehicle came in for no crank no start condition. When you turn the key on the key symbol on in the dash is flashing. I assume this is a security issue. There doesn't seem to be a lot of info on these cars out there. If anyone can help or point me in a dir...
1960 MG MGA 1.6L Clutch
Hi all I need some help One of our customers has dropped of a car for use to replace the clutch 1960 MGA roadster 1600 MK1 made between January and June of 1960 I don't have any manuals on this car and need some one to help me. If you have a manual or a list...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant LS 2.4L timing belt VIN: 4A3AA46G32
installed new timing belt and balancer shaft belt, checked timing several times. engine runs smooth at first, but light keeps showing up to check #2 cylinder misfire. tryed changing coils, injectors, new spark plugs, still runs rough at idle after test drive.
2006 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D46
car came to our shop from nissan dealer,it has a new cam & crank sensor & pcm.it will die & not restart when code sets till you clear the code.it has the variable valve timing & we have monitored the cam & crank sensor & we see no problem.the dealer had told t... Trouble codes: P0340
2007 Nissan Altima 2.5L Passenger Window VIN: 1N4AL11DX6
I have an 07 Nissan Altima throwing me for a loop. If you operate the passenger window from either switch using the Auto function it will go to the top and go back down about 5 inches. If you dont use the Auto function it will operate normally. I know some Nis...

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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33421
The vanos was the problem, I installed new one & no more check engine light any more, Thanks to every one who helped in this matter Trouble codes: 18 (Camshaft exhaust signal).
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L engine VIN: WBAAN37401
From the summary of everyones suggestions, I have stuck rings. I will be running a cleaning treatment with regular oil and seafoam. I will report after a few months. The Customer may have to live with it. I knew the OE 10-15K oil change schedual was a hunk of ...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L warning ligh VIN: WBACB33506
thanks for your help, the fix was replacing the front brake wear sensor, the vehicle had new front brake pads install prior to us seeing the vehicle, the sensor was reused, we replace the front sensor and the reset completed. thanks for your help.
2009 BMW 328i 3.0L Collision Repair VIN: WBAWL13549
thanks robert the top was heavy did not need to bypass it took the pump and the top as a unit hope it goes back in ok thanks robert for your help not to bad to remove
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR52R0W
Thanks to everyone who helped.Long store short I could not get enough data with my scan tool[genisys] to pin point the cause without guessing.I sent the car to a shop who had a tech 2.Turned to be a defective abs control unit.Scott had mention that these are ... Trouble codes: P0501, P1740.
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Cooling Fan VIN: 2G1FP22S8R
Thanks for all the help ended up beiing pcm replaced havent seen car sence. Thanks again sorry for taking so long to close been very busy.
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCEC19R6T
Thanks guys for all the help, I came in this weekend and installed a new injector in #5 and engine runs great now. I not sure what was going on but even though fuel was coming out of injector on a balance test it must not have been spraying right. Thanks for a... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire).
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5248Y
Thanks for everyone's input. Unfortunately it turned out to be none of the above. After looking at the main harness running along the lower rad support, the ecm, icp and bcm connections and finding nothing, I pulled out the aftermarket radio and found the wiri...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1JF12TXY
Thanks for all your replies. The intake gasket was sucking air. Replacing the intake gasket took care of the high idle.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19C97
Thanks for the suggestions. We overlooked setting the Modis up in global OBD which was just enough to peek at the trouble codes and a limited data stream. Truck had P0171 and P0174 which was fixed by a MAF. Still bugs me that a tool like the modis and 2 other ...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP54L65
We replaced the coil and had the customer drive it for a while. He called back a few days later and said it was running great. Thanks for all the help! Trouble codes: P0303.
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1B3ES46C9Y
Calvin reminded me to check tension of relay connections.I tightened the tension but still got hot. Herb said amp draw should be 1/3 of fuse rating in circuit. I replaced fuel pump relay and new relay did not get near as hot. After much more driving and testi...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L axle shaft
I repaired this vehicle without using the special tool for removing the little stub shaft located in the front 4x4 differential . All you have to do is remove the roll pin that holds the pin in the front differential that holds the spider gears in place. I for...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Steering VIN: 307KU28C43
First thanks for all the help, there were so many replys that I couldn't answer each one. Replaced the track bar with an updated one from Dodge, and added second steering stabalizer. This fixed the problem for the time being. Reviewed the answers that you guys...
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L no communication VIN: 1D4HS48N63
Thank everyone for the help. I checked the dlc terminals and they were ok. I checked the same scanner on another vehicle and no problem. The customer decided to pick it up and run it back to the dealer since they said they had an extended warranty. Got a call ...
1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L A/C Service Ports VIN: ZFFXR48A4V
Thanks to Denton, Edward and Christopher for taking your time to respond to my request. Service valves were behind storage liner by evaporator unit as stated. For anybody interested, workshop manuals and parts diagrams are available online at ricambiamerica....
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L engine VIN: 1FTDF15Y8P
found fuel pump to be bad,,i kind of ruled it out in the beginning due to false fuel pressure reading from time to time,,thanx again for all your help!
2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FZWK12345
Thanks to everyone who replied. well after taking the advice of most of the replies, I replaced the fuel pump and filter and still ran the same. So I decided to give up and let the dealer have a try. Took them a wile also, it ended up being a broken wire to th... Trouble codes: P0107, P0191, P0405, P0452.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L long crank VIN: 1FTSW21P56
I have finally finished this truck.Sorry for the wait but it took me awhile to nail this one.Replaced the high pressure oil pump and it made no change.Repressurized oil system and still found no leaks.I put the oil system under vacuum and had leaks at o rings ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Left converter burns VIN: 1FDSF34556
Thanks for all the help. We found an injector stuck open. Do not have authorization to do the repairs but we know what the problem is. Thanks again.
1986 GMC C3500 Sierra Classic 7.4L Droning Noise VIN: 1GTHC33W7G
I still have not found the source of the noise but I have eliminated the engine and trans. mounts, exhaust, driveshaft, and fan clutch. Am still waiting for a chance to check the differential but the noise seems to be coming from up front. Vehicle does not hav...
1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L Monitors VIN: KMHCF24FXT
thanks to everyone who responded, michael from new york nailed it, took vehicle to emissions without monitors set and it passed. thanks again. Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control).
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN4D34U
thanks for all the responses--turns out that it requireda new cat but that wasn't a surprize. These things are big bucks here in California so we wanted to have our bases covered. g Trouble codes: P0420.
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58595
We can't get the customer to come back in for further testing. Most of the replies refered to leaks in the intake ducting, especially at the elbow below the throttle body, but I don't think that is the problem as my code set when sitting at idle for an extende... Trouble codes: P0069.
2002 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: KNAGD12602
Thanks to all for the help on this one. I think we broke a record on this one, it was running good within about 2 hours of the post and on a Sunday. Special thanks to Ty [...] as he hit it on first that the firing order was reversed. We had done so much we ...
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4F2CU06B91
Sorry about the late closure on this. After considering all the replies, and doing some further testing, I decided to replace the PCM with a used one. Keeping our fingers crossed, we went to start it, but it wouldn't even crank. Turns out this vehicle uses ... Trouble codes: P0135 (02 sensor B1 S1), P0401 (EGR flow insufficient).
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L High beams VIN: WDBJF7OH1X
Thanks to all replies. Peter from California and Alexander from Georgia were right on the money when they said the light control module. I had plugged in a new combo switch with the same results. After checking connectors and circuits this left the module. Got...
2001 Mercedes-Benz vito 2.2L No Start VIN: WDF6380942
Thanks everyone for yor patience on this one , after I replaced every fuel line o ring I could easily reach the vehicle still would not start after sitting for a couple of days,I suspected the fuel pumps were drawing air but the owner declined any major repair... Trouble codes: P1187.
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Belt noise VIN: 1N4ACL11D0
Thank you to all who replied. The car was not returned for repairs, then shortly there after, wrecked when the customer ran over something on the highway. Needless to say, she could not afford the alternator repair for the noise with the A/C on while in drive....
1998 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L Speedometer VIN: 2G2FS22K2W
As it turns out the only (economical)way to "fix" this problem is to re-install the correct gearset. GM does offer a VCI application that allows reprogramming specific items via there TechLine. But, it is available on 2002 models and up. The Tech2 does not o...
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G567T3435
thank to all well i check for vacuum leaks and found some under upper intake so i removed and replaced injector orings. also found idel better butt not grat so i did injector flush and cutomer is back driving he says its ideling good.and will let me no if ther... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L cooling fans VIN: JT3HP10V8V
Thanks to everyone that took the time to help. Found the E/G relay to be bad. Replace the relay and fans are now working at the normal rate. Thank you,
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Engine VIN: 3VWSK69MX1
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Sorry that it took so long,We where waiting for customer to return for compressor install.All correct new compressor fixed the problem...
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So... thanks for all of your replies. I feel a little stupid here. At the begining of my diagnostics,I checked fuel pressure and it was correct. But I never checked my dead head pressure, After alot of frustration I started rechecking some of my results.Dead h...
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