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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Unknown VIN: TRUTX28N41
We replaced the compressor on this vehicle last year, this year he comes in stating that it is not cooling. Put a gauge on the center vent and the temp. drops to 44. Rather than just say he's wrong I did what I regularly do which is evacuate and recharge just ...
2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Warning indicator on VIN: WAULT68E22
Customer complained of inaccurate fuel level reading. Replace level sensor and there is still a warning on the dash for Fuel Cap Loose or missing. The warning is flashing and there are no codes stored in the instrument cluster or PCM. What is the issue when th...
2004 Audi S4 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUPL68E64
Replaced left(Bank 2) Cam Sensor and erased codes. Codes reappeared within 25 miles of driving. I assume the random misfire codes were due to the sensor problem. Car has lost some of it power. Two months ago valve cover gaskets replaced. I do not have a VAG to... Trouble codes: P0021 (Intake Cam Position Sensor Over Advanced Bank 2), P0300 (Random misfire)
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L "Brake" Light Flash VIN: WAUDF78E66
Hello to all. Customer performed brake flush at home in driveway (the old fashion way). Now his "BRAKE" light is flashing on the dash. From what I have read and know is these need to have at least 2 bar pressure for the ABS to bleed properly. Car drives OK and...
2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Hvac VIN: WBAEV53423
This vehicle does not blow cool air with the ac on.The heater part works good. If the heater hose is clamped off the ac is just fine. When set on 59 degrees, which is max cool, I assume that the electronic valve should be grounded on the yellow colored wire(I ...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge
Hello bmw techs I have a 325i with a manual trans. When engine is pulled in 3rd, 4th, or 5th around 1800-2000 rpm there is a noticeable surge or buck doesn't feel like ignition problem . Plugs look good , no codes , cant locate any vacuum leaks. The mixture ad...
2005 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, no brakes VIN: WBANA53535
good afternoon, i have a e60 with a m56 customer is complaining about a surging and mil light and very intermittent brake failure where the pedal goes to the floor. Customer stated that while driving in traffic the brakes failed and pumped them and brakes did ... Trouble codes: 2882 (mixture preparation bank 1), 2883 (mixute preparation bank 2)
2005 BMW M3 3.2L 3-2 Shift VIN: WBSBL93495
Car will shift from 1-6th gear no problems whatsoever. When down shifting it shifts no problem from 6-3rd gear, but when going from 3rd to 2nd it does not shift into it and the 2nd gear light blinks and does not go in gear till the car almost comes to a full s...
2006 BMW 525i 3.0L steering angle sensor 5EBA VIN: WBANE53526
Car has the DSC light come on while driving. Takes a little while but it comes on and sets code for 5EBA steering angle sensor, plausability. I did find a tsb for that code that mentioned a coding problem. The description says the SLZ loses the steering angle ...
1961 Buick Invicta 6.6L Charging VIN: 4667B0DYBA
This Invicta has had the geerator and the voltage regulator replaced. The wiring from the generator to the regulator is good. I have 14 volts on the white wire to the regulator but only battery voltage on the red charge wire. I don't have a good wiring diagram...
1978 Cadillac Seville 5.7L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 6S69B80466
Found coolant temp sensor open [infinite resistance] switched iat sensor and coolant sensor, started better but ran rich. Installed 3.3 k ohm resistor in iat circuit. Note: vehicle died before I did this but I thought I had flooded it. Now have no fuel pump or...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L everything VIN: 5634GHDFHG
ac workes fine util the heat of the day is beating down on it for a couple hours. Then nothing works.
1997 Chevrolet C-Series Kodiak C6H042 7.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GBJ7H1MXV
I was looking for the fuel pressure specifications on this truck. I dont have any information on this. thanks for the help.
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L mode doors and a/c comp VIN: 2GCEK19R6V
I have not seen the a/c controls "smoke" but they will simply fail to operate correctly. Mode doors,blower all work good for a short time.(before control quits)Previous owner says he has seen the control smoke and then it quits all funtions except blower. Have...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L hydrolic brake system VIN: 1GNDX03E71
I cant seam to fiqure this one out. the pedal travel is too long and the brakes are to weak. the don't have enough bite to lock up the wheels and they fade very quickly. The pedal pumps up good and does not drop when the vehicle is not running but if started t...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L Compressor? VIN: 1GNDX03EX1
Good evening group-I need to post another hvac dilemma to all out there. I replaced the condensor in May and the system cooled great until last week. Owner stated that on July 4th, he backed the car out of the garage with the a/c on and noticed no cooling. Sud...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4.2L Head Lights VIN: 1356224054
Thank you ahead of time to all who answer.cust advises while driving at night automatic headlights will shut off at times.then will come back on after a moment or 2.also manueal headlight switch will not function.we do not have the car at this time i just thou...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.2L high side pressure VIN: 2C3HD46JXX
I replaced the expansion valve thinking it was restricted but it acted the same and would only take about 1 lb of refrigerant.After shutting the vehicle off the high side stays right up in the 250-300 range for at least 20 minutes.I also noticed that only one ...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Head Lights VIN: 2C3HD46R1Y
Vehicle came in with problem of head lights not staying on high beam. Replaced the head light assembly and the results are the same. The high will click but not stay in place.
2001 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L Airbag light VIN: 1C4GJ25B11
Hey guys, need some help on this on. Customer just bought this Voyager from a used car lot. It was brought in for a inaccurate fuel gauge. I did a gauge sweep and the fuel gauge was not working correctly. I replaced the cluster with a used unit. The airbag lig...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L engine mount VIN: 2C8GM68454
Hello to all super techs.Here is my question,a new customer comes in and says that the motor has to be removed to replace the front or left engine mount.Another shop in town told her that they tried to do it and couldn't get the mount out,they also told her th...
2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, No power under load VIN: 1C3EL56T34
This thing idles poorly, smokes & stinks running rich. Runs perfectly down the road until it hits closed loop, then it looses all power. It does not stall just falls on it's face. will not accelerate unless you go to wide open throttle, then it comes to life. ...
1991 Dodge Stealth 3.0L No Start VIN: JB3XD44S8M
Vehicle was towed in with no start condition. Cranks no fire. Fuel pressure ok. No communication w/ scanner, no readable codes. Checked distributor rotor and it does spin so timing belt is ok. No spark, replaced coil w/ known good unit no difference. No spark ...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L compressor VIN: 1B3EJ46X61
Hi Group,I have this Stratus & customer said a/c would quit working at times.I got the car in the shop & a/c was good & cold.Took car for ride,still OK.I slowed down to turn around to go back to shop & then it started blowing warm.Got back & checked,fuses good...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1D7HA18N92
have miss and idle surge. when watching the coil current ramp with scope at times the current will stay high. no ramp have also scoped cam and crank with no problem found. have also pulled valve cover on that bank and inspected for cam timing problem. Trouble codes: P0352
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28D23
Truck has had 5 coils replaced. Wiring has been checked But driver circuit still doesnt work (coil 1) resistance is ok ,asd supplies good power but pcm (oe or reman) will not drive circuit. no shorts to ground,power and no opens. pcm grounds and power ok. othe... Trouble codes: P0351
1966 Ford Mustang 4.7L overrun clutch VIN: 1FAPAL34WE
This is for you ford tranny guys. Thank you in advance for your help. I am rebuilding a 1966 mustang C4. My question... the overrun clutch (sprag) in the very back of the tranny is this supposed to hold in one direction and freewheel in the other? I replaced t...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L courtesy lights VIN: 1FALP45T5R
Help Ford techs. I have this mustang that was totaled and brought back to life. Yes the mileage is correct. Car was brought in about a month ago with multiple electrical problems and I found two connectors at right kick panel that were crossed and plugged into...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FALP52U6R
vehicle runs fine and then 90% of the time will die out as soon as it comes up to temperature. when it cools off 50% of the time it will re-fire. sometimes it will stay dead. first time i had it in it finally stayed dead and i ran ignition test for no start no... Trouble codes: 211 (pip sgnal erratic)
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25F9T
Thanks in advance for reading. This is a no start, will crank. Died going down road. First look, CEL blinks fast and goes out. Wait to start does light. Key on, no buzz test heard. Batteries are decent, crank RPM good, no tach. No comm. from Brick, but it does...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L timing chain VIN: 1FMYU24E0W
hello my question is if this engine have a timing chain tenssioner in the rear chain because the front chain was loose and i found tha tenssioner broken i replace in and the chain still lose i need some help please.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L cruise control
customer came in complaining that cruise control does not work. i followed the flow charts from all data which seemed very straight forward with tests and results. that led me to replace the cruise control servo, i tried 2 used ones, same result. auto wrecker ...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Hard starting VIN: 1FDWE35P74
Hi guy, i got this e350 with 6.0 dsl. Customer complains that it hard to start and it has been doing for while and only way he can start it with spraying starting fluid and that's how he has been starting. I crank this thing for 30 sec no start tried multi tim... Trouble codes: P0470 (Ebp ckt), P2614 (Ckp sensor ckt)
2005 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L cruise control VIN: 2FMZA57605
customer just bought this van and brought it in for no CC operation. watching cruise control data, when set button is pushed, it will flash from idle to set/accel then back to idle quickly. already replaced the pressure switch on the MC also. BOO switch and ot...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L low rpm power VIN: 1FTPX14565
"OLDER" Customer felt with a 5.4 his truck should have enough power to spin the wheels from a dead stop and it never has. He always suspected the transmission. One day he was working in a field (construction truck) and hit a low cut stump, big enough to crack ...
2006 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L coolant fan VIN: 3FAHP07136
the fan motor has been change this is now the second unit going in with the module.
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L brakes drag VIN: 1FMEU65E68
Customer came in wanting a tune up due to low power on the interstate, a brake vibration, metal smell, and vibration while driving. I took the vehicle with the customer in the passanger seat for an extensive test drive and found the following: At 70mph, the v...
2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L blower motor VIN: 1ZVFT84N17
This car at times the blower motor will go on and off. Doesn't mater what speed. We have replace the blower motor and blower resistor with new ford parts.
2000 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L inadvertent power relay VIN: 1GKEL19W3Y
We have a 300ma constant draw on the battery. When we disconnect the ctsy fuse #3 or the tbc fuse #9 or the inadvertent power relay the draw is gone. We let the van sit for a 1/2hr and still has the draw. Disconneted the body control module and the draw went u...
2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L air flow VIN: 1HWHN57UI3
hey honda guys i have this 05 accord ex with automatic dual climate air conditioning we replaced a compressor and drier because the compressor would not turn on the passenger side air is cold but the drivers side is luke warm the temp door motors work like the...
1992 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKNG01C2N
I have ths Q45 it is my shop car when it gets hot is looses power and sometimes back fires through the intake and runs rough and smokes at idle, and after running it and letting it sit it is hard to start. Other times it runs great. There is a code 21 and 16 w... Trouble codes: 16 (TCS signal), 21 (Ignition signal)
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L charging voltage is @ 12.9 VIN: JNKCA31A61
Vehicle came in to our shop, not charging with a completely dead battery. We installed a new battery and an alternator. 2 weeks later it came back with the battery drained down and the alternator not putting out proper voltage. A new battery and an alternator ...
1961 Jeep Fiberglass 2.5L brake/park lights VIN: 5754812438
I am just looking for a wiring diagram for lighting system.
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L drain VIN: T934342132
Vehicle came in with parasitic draw that nobody can find. Found IN Power Dist Ctr 20 Amp mini that is for ASD relay. When we pull that out short is gone, traced red with yellow stripe from 20 A mini to ECM and has power with negative unhooked from Battery. I w...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L overheat VIN: Y253627838
Towed in for running rough and found codes Po 130/136 and a code for Torque conv and fuel pump circuit and ASD. After running car it would overheat and fan wouldnt come on, opened up rad fan relay saw replaced so I unplugged it and bypass relay fan works. Then...
2004 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7L Stall VIN: 1J4GL48K54
hey guys,i got this jeep that dies at idle or in the drive through after it gets hot.i am on the second aftermarket cam sensor,seems to fix for a couple weeks.i put the labscope on it and the idle is about 150-160htz.i had the meter hooked up to the 5v... Trouble codes: P0344
2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58526
I did the intake cleaning but truck came back with both codes, p0069, map baro correlation and p1265, I can't find any info on that P1265. Any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0069, P1265
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0L coolant VIN: 1J8HR48M28
Hello Techs: I have this diesel 3.0 engine which builds up extreme pressures in the cooling system with engine runnung. With pressure tester hooked up and not pumped up, when engine is stated will build up to 15 pounds pressure in 30 sec. There is no smoke / s...
2006 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC73376
Ok i have a few questions but of course getting this thing fixed is the most important thing! Customer states vehicle will run rough after a long trip, at least 3hrs of driving. I have taken it on numerous test drives and let it idle in the heat. I have got it... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0454 (Fuel pressure sensor malfunction)
1991 Lexus ES250 2.5L cruise control VIN: JT8VV22TXM
veh. came in ,timing belt,water pump was replaced. veh came back and cruise was inop, light comes on but will not set. Tried to do the procedure in alldata but it is vague. type a diagnostic code chart.no1 turn key on, hold to set/coast postion,it blinks a 2 t...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBDFA66E7N
car came in with misfires and rough idle and check engine light, code 17 o2 sensor tested sensor and found what was wrong was being lean all the time. monitored 02. squirt carb cleaner in intake and jumps up to .900 volts. smoke test the intake and find all th...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Prndl VIN: 1N4AL11D32
This 2002 Altima has a flickering PRNDL display. Each segment of the PRNDL is an individual diode. Actually, it is PRND321. I have substituted grounds, swapped grounds at the dash, checked F14 ground from the TCM, checked powers and grounds at TCM and Instrume...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L wont rev VIN: 1N6AA06B04
What I need to know first is are both sensor 1 and sensor 2 supossed to have a 5 volt reference. I think they should but I have 5 volts on 1 and .16 on the other. After ecm replacement the 4 codes keep coming back and it stays in limp in mode. Any help or idea... Trouble codes: 2122 (2138 -), 2138 (1229 -), 1229 (0550 -), 0550
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1G3GS64C31
Car came in shop with ses on, has po171-po174 lean bank 1-2. check fuel pressure within spec, (42) psi althogh a little low for me. Monitored fuel trim and ho2s, fuel trim at the time of failure was 20. max spec is 23. check ho2s both switcheing 200-800 mv. re... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52E4C
Hey guys! I would greatly appreciate any input you guys can give me on this one. About a month ago this car came in on the hook with a no start. The security light was on while cranking. We replaced the passlock. It started fine. Today it came in on the hook a...
1999 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 2P4GP44G4X
I'll do my best to keep this as brief as possible. This customer has complained of a very intermittant engine dying while driving for the past 6-8 months. Until several weeks ago I've never been able to duplicate the concern. Everytime I've looked at it it ha... Trouble codes: P0107 (Map sensor voltage low)
2006 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L Evaporator VIN: 2CKDL73F06
I have this Pontiac Torrent here that has great cold a/c untill a long drive cycle. When the air is run for a long time it turns warm (evaporator freeze up, I think). When the car is stopped and restarted several hours later the air works fine again. I found a...
1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start VIN: WPOEA0910C
Customer had a dead battery and connected jumper cables wrong. Car starts when cranked but dies in a couple of seconds. I am getting ignition but power to pump stops when cranking stops. There is a relay by the ECU with 5 prongs and it shows that it has a diod...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Alternator Ass'y VIN: WS3ED48E2Y
Hi Folks, I am using Alldata to replace this alternator but even though it is completely disconnected from the engine I can't squeeze it through top or bottom. Alldata wants some bolts loosened but it is not clear if the subframe should be dropped down or the ...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1VK13E2P
TOYOTA TECHS HELP!!! I have been messing with this issue for 2 weeks of and on.The car came in with a complaint of no start after he drives a few miles or more he will stop & go into a store etc. & when he returns there is a no start issue engine cranks strong...

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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L passenger window motor operation VIN: 4USCJ332XW
i took veh to another shop and used autologic to diag. problem,BMW tech said to replace door lock acuator and micro switch in handle.theft deterrent gets signal from acuator which will interupt window operation thru ZKE module.(hall signal).i have replaced reg...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33463
thank you for all of the input,i changed thermostat at the bottom of the expansion tank and the water runs great,again i Appreciate all of the help.
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L starter VIN: 2G1WL52M7S
Thanks again for the great response. Almost everyone that responded said lock cylinder wires. I just could not get past the fact that the resistence @ the cylinder wires under the dash matched exactly the resistence across the key. I should have known to check...
1995 Chevrolet G10 Chevy Van 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCDG15Z45
well,after many hours re-checking everything i had checked before,vacuum leaks,egr,fuel pressure and volume,even tried an ignition module. final try was a new ecu...and tada. ran vehicle on 5 test drives a total of 15 miles and no problems.although i cannot ch...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L evaporator VIN: 2GCEC13T74
Thanks to the many who replied. I was suprised that several replies indicated that the charge specified by chevrolet was wrong. after verifying the correct orfice tube was used and checking for blockages on the low side, we started adding freon about two oun...
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L rear suspension VIN: 1GNDV23LX5
thanks to all of you guys you really helped me ,my problem was the trailer arm busching it was looking good but it was bad .thanks again .
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L left front door latch VIN: 1G1AL55F66
Thanks to all who responded. No suggestions opened the door but did confirm that I was doing the right things: VERY helpful. Now my solution. This info may only be helpful on limited models but knowledge is power. Everything I am going to describe was done wit...
2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Starter/ Antitheft VIN: 2C3HC56G9Y
Sent the vehicle to dealer. They replaced the PCm adn BCM and programmed them.
2000 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L system pressures VIN: KLAVA6927Y
I have come to the conclusion it is most likely the expansion valve, but have recomended both. Will see later if she chooses to fix. Thanks for all the help. Jackie C.
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L Front U-joint VIN: 1B31234567
Okay, now I am really ticked off. Ticked off because everyone but me knew how to get these darn hubs off! But on the bright side, the truck needs an upper ball joint, so I'm not at a complete loss here. Just goes to show how valuable IATN can be. I probab...
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L Compressor VIN: 1D7KS28C37
ok guys this one is fixed but not the way we wanted. we did verify that all 3 of the tipm units were the exact same part number as the original and that all power and ground circuits were intact with the exception of the ac circuit. what we couldnt find out fo...
1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X2R
Thanks to all who responded, after doing additional pin testing we discovered that the output from the ecm was incorrect. we installed a new ecu and car ran quite well. Customer is happy and we have moved on. Trouble codes: P0157 (Mass air flow low voltage), P0159 (Mass air flow signal), P0172 (System lean bank 1).
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX0721X
This truck is yet to be fixed. Customer is on the road alot and is supposed to bring in on Tuesday for adjustment of cam sensor. I'll post findings later. Thanks, David Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire Moniter Fault), P1000 (System checks incomplete).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P14
most of you were right we replaced the ipc regulator and it started right up,, but what a pain that was it is the early version 6.0 with the wrap around manifold that just an 1/4 inch of the regulator valve would hit trying to removed it,, so the turbo and man...
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L eng cooling fan VIN: 1FMEU63E87
Found A bad soulder joint at splice 113 in harnic rear of intake near heated PCV. Jerry
1995 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GDKC34F3S
Customer had to use the rig and he's just nursing it around. As soon as I see it again I will update this post. I'm eager to try the ideas that were suggested. Thanks Trouble codes: 31 (Map input low), 27 (APP 2 cicuit fault), 23 (APP 1 circuit fault), 22 (APP 1 circuit low), 65 (APP 3 circuit range), 99 (APP 2 5 volt ref fault).
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L Electronic VIN: IGTHK291X3
Problem is solved. I found chaffed wiring at the fuse box area. Someone had not properly positioned the harness and it rubbed through on the edge of the brake m/cyl. It wore into the green and yellow wrapped wires (data wires i believe). Thanks to the guys who...
1996 Honda Civic CX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HGEJ6324T
Hello, fellow IATN members, thank you for you timely replies, all were of great help. turns out the customer's son messed up with this car,and for some reason he removed the MAP sensor from T.B, and lost the sensor O' ring seal, causing a small vacuum leak fro...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to everyone no fix as yet. Customer is driving for now and will return in the fall when he has had time too think Trouble codes: 0301 (0302 -), 0302 (0304 -), 0304 (0305 -), 0305 (0303 -), 0303 (0306 -), 0306.
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1860Y
I have some good suggestions about physically cleaning the egr passages, rather than the chemical method I used. Customer is currently out of town/state until late August- so until I get him back this is closed, but not fixed. Trouble codes: P0401 (Catalyst efficiency), P0420 (Egr).
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Trans. Goes In Limp In Mode VIN: KM8SB82B51
Thank you to those who responded. We did replace the correct sensor. From what I learned from identifix it appears that if there is slippage inside the transmission this code can set. We did power and ground the output sensor for insurance to make sure it wa...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Rear Brakes Sticking VIN: 1J4GW68N6X
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. Because we were unable to duplicate this concern and it did not appear that the brakes were seized up solid for the customer because the rotors were not blue, just had that hot color to them, we opted to tak...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L asd VIN: 1J23HUY432
i would like to thank everyone who replied and most of you were right on. crank sensor. in the past when i get the crysler that will crank and not start the crank sensor is shorted causing all vref sensors to loose voltage. but in this case i had voltage on al...
2004 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L Ignition Switch/Lock VIN: 1J4FA29194
Thanx to all who responded! Jerry from Ohio & Dennis from New York had it right. The link between the lock cylinder & the ignition switch was broken. What should have been a $40.00 part turned into $341.55 new steering column. Those crazy Chrysler engineers.
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Stop light switch VIN: KNDJA72302
Thank you for all the suggestions. Customer picked vehicle up and possible will return it for us to check other areas out. I do appreciate all the help.
2004 Kia Optima EX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12664
Well, thanks for all the great suggestions but it wound up being the fuel pressure regulator leaking through the vacuum hose! I did pinch off the purge valve as some of you suggested and gave the car back to the customer for a few days. He said it was still do...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no throttle response
Hello, I would like to thank everybody who responded. I tried everything that was suggested by the members who offered help. Unfortunately, the problem did not get solved. I told the customer to take it to the dealer. While the customer is deciding what to do ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Vario Roof Does Not Cclose VIN: WDBSK75F93
well got some help but in the end I spend 2 days working with two cars and tracking every centermeter of movement the vario move made. turns out the hyrdaulic pump was cutting off fluid after the switch at the top right windshield closed. The individual soleno...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Temperature guage VIN: 2MEFM7SW3W
Many thanks to those who tried to help out. Most of the replies we received were based on verbage and did not lead us to a solution to the problem. We are convinced that the problem is in the cluster itself and have worked with the customer to have the vehic...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N6ED27T0Y
This was a tricky one . I removed all injectors , left them connected , crancked engine found a perfest spray pattern, deceded not to change injectors . swapped agood distributor and MAF sensors , both made no change. Fue pressure regulator tested good , and n... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L air bag VIN: YS3FB49S23
I received 3 replys on this one. All said that there are two holes on the underside of steering wheel to insert a tool to release a retaining spring. I'm familiar with this method of retention...similar to VW and others. However there are no holes in this o...
1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L Unknown VIN: 1G8ZK5273W
I am tending to think we may have been getting poor MLS switches --We will try "another" and see what happens and update this help request when we get more info
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L temperature VIN: 4S3BD6359S
To sum things up quickly, replacing the radiator solved everything. in addition i replaced the thermostat and flushed the system after the install. checking the trans cooler for leaks had never occurred to me so, i checked it once the old one was out. Using 12...
2005 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 5TEPX42N25
drove for several miles never got this vechile to stall or die gave back to the customer came back again all 4 codes triied again to get it to die nothing so we put 4 coils in the customer has been gone for several days so far so good Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Cooling Fans VIN: 3VWDF71KX5
We ran all recommended tests, looked at all scan data and based on what we found the slave fan was bad. New cooling fans fixed the problem. Thanks to all!
2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L low boost p0299 VIN: 9BWGR61J25
well bora parts was the best shot but not quite what i have. He did have one with the sensor but it looked like a mix of the old ones with no vane postion sensor and the one i have with the sensor. The one he had was all metal with a vane postion connector o...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L timing belt tensioner VIN: 3VWRA69M95
Luckily we still had the head off of the old engine and swapped the pulleys. The problem is fixed now. i still dont see a reason for the other pulley to be out of round like it was though. Thanks for the help! IATN is the best
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