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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, shuts down at 190 F VIN: WAUB84D8VN
Car runs for about 15 min until it reaches 190 degrees F on scanner. It then cuts out and looses fuel injection to the injectors; not sure about loosing spark as well. Vehicle will restart after vehicle cools down.
2002 Audi TT 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: TRUUT28N12
customer reported the fuel gauge would drop to empty at half tank or less. we replaced the sending units. now customer reports the gauge reads in reverse. full tank reads at empty or near empty and empty tank reads full. i am at a loss. i did do a hard reset o...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Smoking VIN: WBAGN3404D
Greetings Group, This 745 came in with a complaint of severe white smoke out the exhaust. The BMW dealer had installed the updated right valve cover and separator plumbing about a month prior. Car was fine for 3 weeks, then problem resurfaced. I test drove th...
2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L 1-2 Shift Solenoid VIN: 1GYEE63776
The original customer complaint was that the vehicle would have no power on take off, and the check engine light was on. Scanned the car and found code P0973 1-2 Shift Solenoid Control Circuit Low Voltage. After test drive with tech 2, found that after about 5...
1994 Chevrolet motorhome 7.4L engine VIN: 1GBKP37N8P
hello guys, i have a motorhome here with a tonawanga edition 454 engine.vehicle is consuming excessive oil causing alot of smoke out of tail pipe while driving. on first inspection noticed alot of vacuum in valve covers with pcv valve out and plugged, i replac...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Ac system VIN: 1GWUYGYT87
Hey guys- This Burban is driving me nuts. It came from a used car lot,guy didnt have ac. Had no freon I charged it up and put dye in, was very cold and worked good. Next day he came back could see dye all over the rear ac lines. We replaced both low and high s...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Ac Pressure VIN: 1GNCT18W4Y
Truck came in blowing warm high pressure high and low sides. Tore down and found alot of metal at orifice. Installed new ac system as described in repair history. Now vehicle wont cool at idle. Blows 41 degrees going down the road. Blows 60 if revved to 2500 r...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L wheel bearing VIN: 1G1JF12T21
Attempting to put an old issue to bed. Have replaced multiple wheel bearing assys on passanger side of vehicle. Car has also started eating tires in as little as 3 months. we re going to place the car on alignmer to see if there is somehting bent but eyeballin...
2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS14WX2
Hi Guys, customer was driving truck and started to loose power,He replaced fuel filter and truck ran fine for a week then the truck would not start. Had truck towed in to our shop, We checked fuel pressure at 61 psi, has spark at spark plugs, no codes, spark p...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GBJG31F52
I have this box van that is driving me crazy and your help will be much appreciated.While driving this van it will intermitantly idle up as if you were pushing the gas pedal down.Customer states it gets so bad that you have to stand on the brake pedal with two...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 2-3,3-2,4th? VIN: 2GCEK19TX3
4l60e came in with rear planet hub separated from broken ring gear,overhauled with new electronics,convertor,beast,and other essentials and gave back to customer to install.he calls saying slipping in 3rd,so we pick up and indeed usually not on first upshift b...
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L Belt Tensioner VIN: 1GCGG25U84
Customer bought van used a few weeks ago. He lost the a/c belt and brought it to me. I put both belts on. A/c tensioner seemed ok, not siezed like most, so i reused it. Cust called me and said he was gonna replace a/c tensioner himself with dayco part. That te...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13V54
HELP! This Tahoe has been to two shops prior when I first saw it. No throttle response, "reduced engine power" message, codes P0120, P2101, P2135 stored. First shop replaced the throttle body assembly and the pedal assembly. Problem went away for a few days, t... Trouble codes: P0120 (p2101-), P2101 (p2135-), P2135
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L rear a/c VIN: 1GAHG39U15
this is the van from hell ( this is a fleet van) 1. replaced the rear a/c alum lines with new alum tubing 2. replaced compresser clutch was ready to lock up 3. this a/c worked like it was at the south pole 4. came back two days latter with rear blowing hot fro...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GCEC14X16
we have been all over this thing it is missing on 2,4,6 injector pulse is good on ye/bk(cylinder 6),l-bl/bk(4 cylinder),l-gn(2 cylinder). We dropped the exaust and there was no change ignition spark looks good. Fuel trims sht term is 2-6. All fuses have been c... Trouble codes: P0300, P0101
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L noise left front VIN: 1C3EL46U81
I have a Sebring that came in with an intermittent (but mostly there) creeking noise when front left fender is pushed down and up. We are pretty sure it was coming from the upper control arm bushings and/or strut assembly. So we removed both front strut assemb...
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2C3AA63H15
This vehicle was towed in for a no start.We did the usual scan foer codes,checked spark.We proceded to test the fuel pressure which was low 25psi.Specs are 59psi +-5.Here is the catch this thing has 2 fuel pump modules,One on the driver side and one on the pas...
1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Charging VIN: 1B7GG26X7T
This truck was at another shop were they crossed battery termianals while they replaced the battery.the generator light came on.the battery was reading 12volts and no amperage from altenator.i found no blown fuses or fusible links burned.replaced the altenator...
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES47Y2X
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. I have a 1999 neon that came in from another shop. vehicle Intermittently has misfire symptoms. I have been unable to reproduce the problem. however, if I look under the misfire counters i get some really odd ... Trouble codes: P0304
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7KF236XY
This Dodge diesel was brought to us with a complaint of intermittent stall and cutting out at idle. Vehicle was purchased by customer about a month ago, so there is no history. Road test reveals good power and normal idle while driving. We noticed after a 10 m... Trouble codes: P0370 (Injector pump speed sensor signal loss)
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L 36fuelinjector VIN: 1B4GP45351
vehicle ran rough and dtc showed # 6 injector bad. replaced # 6 injector and unplugged battery to clear codes. still ran with skip. compression good,spark good. computor shows possible cause is the injector wiring.does anyone have any other ideas
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HH46R32
Fellow IATNers: My brother has a 2002 Intrepid 2.7 with a problem in the morning when they first start away. It starts and runs smoothly but when they start down the street it will not go over 40 kmph [25mph]. Sometimes it misses terribly and sometimes makes a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0152, P0032, P0441
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 3D7MU48C64
Enigne overheats pulling loads up long grades (1 - 1.5 miles). Pulling trailer on flat or gently rolling temps run 210 - 220. Removed thermostat & customer called yesterday & said its still doing the same thing. Also remaved 7 inspected water pump - looks almo...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L airflow VIN: 1D4HB38N95
This is a police K9 unit. The original complaint was that the officer would leave the vehicle parked and running for 30min to 1hour and come back to find the blower running but no air flow from the vents. We have never been able to duplicate the issue. We assu...
1989 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L Smog test failure VIN: 1FTCR14T2K
This is a california vehicle. It came in with a smog test failure for evap functional test. It failed with a .050 leak according to the test station results. We hooked up the smoke machine but can only find smoke coming for the vents on top of the evap caniste...
1994 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L MIL Lamp on, Low power VIN: 1FTMX26F8R
Hi powerstroke guru's. I don't do a lot of diesel work so needing some direction. I've got a 94 7.3 powerstroke giving me fits. Complaint was MIL coming on and almost shutting down. Lots of test drives and got light to come on and some low power and smoke. Pul... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injector control pressure high or low)
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Auxillary A,C unit VIN: 1FDEE14H5S
This is a waldoch conversion van. Last year we installed a new compressor, receiver/drier, rear hose assemblies, rear evaporator. The front A/C sytsem is working ok but the rear Auxillary A/C is not blowing any cold air. I,m not that familiar with this afterma...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Altenator VIN: 1FTNF20F8Y
please help with this troubled ford. the truck came in no charging checked and alt showed bad replaced alt all good for 2 weeks now alt was bench tested and showed bad so warrantied installed no charging if you rev the engine it will hit 12.9v but thats all vo...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSX30P03
Thanks in advance. This one came in with no power and runs bad. no check engine light on but codes po266 and po272 in memory and running test. I pulled the lower fuel filter and is ok , a little dirty but no de-laminating chunks. I have replace many tanks and ...
2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA53453
2 Month's ago customer came in for misfire diagnosis. 1 Week before we got vehicle, customer brought vehicle to chain repair shop (Goodyear) For Rough running. Chain shop did Tuneup. We got vehicle with 2 cyl. misfire. Misfire was companion cyl's. We Replaced ... Trouble codes: P0352
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVHT80NX6
Hello everyone, Could use some help with this one. Car came in running extemely rough. Black smoke from tailpipe.Fuel pressure seems within spec 75 psi. Replace spark plugs, they were black, obviously running rich. I swapped out fuel pump driver module and fue... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure range performance), P0505 (Idle air control system fault), P0106 (Map/bp sensor range performance), P0451 (Evap system pressure sensor performace), P2196 (Afr/ o2 sensor ecess rich signal b1-s1), P2198 (Afr/o2 signal stuck rich b2-s1)
1997 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GKEL19W2V
blowing fuel pump fuse replaced pump, still blows fuse only when pump relay is in and also very intermitantly, any common rub through locations? thanks
2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Temperature
*** Vehicle temperature on gauge rises to about 3/4 of the way to hot while vehicle is stopped and idling AFTER driving at freeway speeds at least 5-10 minutes and then coming to a stop. *** Gauge does not go up while driving on freeway, it goes up after veh...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Unknown VIN: 1HGES26791
hello, have a civic here that customer states after 30-45 min of driving air will go warm. if she hits recirc button air will go cool again. does not matter if recirc is on or off. has anyone every seen something like this.
2001 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16521
Customer's complaint is MIL coming on intermittently. Scanned for codes and retrieved P0401 (EGR flow restricted). Tested EGR operation by applying power and ground on pins #4 & #6, respectively and no response from the idling engine. So, it's almost an indica... Trouble codes: P0401 (Restricted e.g.r. Flow)
2003 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L Wheel Bearing VIN: KNADC16503
We have this kia rio cinco that keeps chewing up the passenger front wheel bearing. Seeing as this is the 4th bearing we figured it was time to call the dealer. Well apparently the dealer has a lot of issues with these. See fix.
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Engine VIN: SALNM22223
Came in due to overheating, spoke with Land rover tech, supposedly notorious for blocks cracking, took engine apart and inspected, apparently no cracks, rebuilt, still overheating, not as bad, but still overheating, bled system three times and still same probl...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L charge lamp VIN: SALAE254X6
female customer has had no problems or indications but was driving home from 35 miles away and noticed first that brake lamp was flashing, then traction lamp came on, then check enginge lamp, then charge lamp and others. Customer pulled over shut it off and ca... Trouble codes: N0NE
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Glass VIN: 1LNHM87A43
After replacing the front passenger window regulator with dealer parts, the window goes up, then "bounces" back down to the half open position. This vehicle has express up window function. Alldata says any motor or regulator replacement or any adjustments to t...
1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1BG2246R
Techs: have no spark on this 1.8 SOHC signal (ne) at computer from distributor...ground at distributor ok 12 volt feed ok and 5 volt reference did not fix problem...any suggestions much appreciated. Trouble codes: 02 (ne signal)
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Differential (Final Drive) VIN: WDBEB93D9H
Sending out an SOS to my fellow Benz techs out there. Greetings! Over the last two years we have been trying to solve the mystery of final drive leakage on this '87 300TD. We define leakage as actual drops of oil forming and reaching the floor, not just exteri...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L oil pressure VIN: WDBCA39D8J
we have a mercedes that we just put a used engine in, got it all in and the engine wont pump up oil pressure.according to mitchell on demand the oil pump is chain driven so there is no way that i can think of to pump up pressure like there is on an american v8...
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53SXW
Good morning to all i have this 1998 sable that has me stumped.complaint is cel on p0401 only code set.first time in found dpfe sensor stuck @ 3.73 volts replaced sensor customer took car called next morning light back on.second time in went thru entire egr sy... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient egr flow)
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Cooling System VIN: 1ZWHT61L6X
Car came in for overheating after blowing upper hose after water pump belt failed. Old water pump looked okay. Unfortunatly we diagnosed as faulty head/head gasket after replacing hose, water pump belt and inspecting water pump. Head gaskets showed no signs of...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D52
Hello all. First time posting. This is a 2.5L, not a 3.5L. VIN has been checked. This Altima came in initially with intermittent long crank times. Found only DTC'S U1000 and U1010. Performed TSB for removing and cleaning all grounds. Car started great, 15-mile... Trouble codes: U1000, U1010
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Misfire, smokes VIN: JN1DA31DX2
hello,i have a 2002 nissan maxima and i need help.customer complaint is long crank,whitish gray smoke out exhaust that smells strongly of fuel and runs rough.when i first started the car it was missing and had the smoke that smells super strong of fuel.after a... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BL11E63
vehicle will not start cranks fine. will have a brief spark and injector pulse and at times will act as if its going to run for 1 or2 seconds. has 45 psi fuel and new nissan cam and crank sensors. i have scoped them all and are producing good wave patterns. ha...
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L right high/low beam headlamp VIN: JNAZ08WX3W
I have a Nisson Murano equiped with the XENON headlight system. The right high/low beam headlamp has no power at the bulb receptical. The fuses and relays are all good and functioning. I have power and good ground going into the headlamp unit. The marker /turn...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D75
Hi to all...Just wanted to say thanks for everyones help over the years and your welcome if I have ever answerd any ones postings...We have this altima with a 2.5 [...] and it is puzzling as its showing to me as a fuel pump problem as it will be hard to st... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Extended crank time VIN: 1N4AL1D25N
Nissan help my daughters car has intermitant extended crank times other times it starts fine. Has good fuel spark and new cam and crank sensors. Has start signal to ecm.. And help folks bob
2008 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L master cylinder VIN: 1N4BL24E88
Helllo all, Thanks for taking the time to read this. The Altima came to us from another shop. They installed 2 master cylinders for a low/spongy brake pedal. After install the brakes were fine for a week or so and the problem came back. We looked it over and ...
2006 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L hold start feature VIN: 2CKDL73F36
hey guys just wanted to say all the help that this site provides is great thanks.I know this torrent has the hold start feature but on occasion the vehicle will start and idle a little low the hold start feature will keep the starter engaged for a extra couple...
2002 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Compression VIN: 4S3BH89642
Pulled timing cover and found all in time and no keyway issues. All in good shape. Performed a leakdown test 1=90%, 2=42%, 3=75%, 4=85%, 5=85%, 6=48%. All the pressure was going passed the rings during the test. After this we squirted two shots of oil in the c...
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L engine VIN: 4S4BP61CX5
found play in crank shaft to connecting rod is there a repair to fix this with out removing engine
1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4TASN92N5X
This vehicle was here about 30,000 miles back for smog failure and had the same problems the tech at the time ended up replacing the up stream o2 and cat. To get it to pass when it came in a few days back for a smog test it failed for high nox emissions so f...
2004 Toyota Camry SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCSFERERR
Toyota techs!!! Just performed timing belt on 3.3 v6 and now mil coming on saying p0116, checked identifix and it says timing belt or Camshaft timing issue... Im just looking to see if anyone has incountered this also... All runs perfect and smooth just have a... Trouble codes: P0016
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Electronic VIN: 3VWST71K76
A/C doesn't work. Verified full refrigerant charge. I put in 525g as specified by underhood sticker. Noticed cooling fans were not working and my high side pressure was climbing to 300 psi, low side steady at 70psi. No power to the a/c compressor at the regula...

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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Slow start at times VIN: 19UUA5661Y
Thanks to all who responded. The problem was in the fuel pump housing not the pump. The housing, which is in the fuel tank, is what the pump and guage sending unit attach to. It is made of multiple pieces of plastic which are glued together. The fuel outlet ru...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L oil temp gauge VIN: WAULT64B42
i guess nobody noticed i checked power and ground, had 12v as diagrams show i should have. i replaced sensor with new oe sensor with no change in gauge. had another car in shop next day compared sensor outputs on warm engine,had a square wave signal of 9 volts...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULD64B82
Hey Gang, Everyone was right on with the MAS...which was my own gut feeling as well. Your endorsements just made the job much easier...what a great site. Thank You all - Bernie Trouble codes: P0171 (p0172-), P0172 (p0174-), P0174 (p0175-), P0175.
2004 Audi S4 4.2L compressor VIN: WAUPL68E14
Well, the customer took the car and is going to try trading it in somewhere. If it ends up coming back, I will be removing the compressor to see exactly what happened, and I will update this request. I fear that the splines on the gear inside the timing case w...
2004 Audi S4 4.2L settings VIN: WAUPL68E74
Thanks for David who replied.But unfortunately we do have the Launch and can not get,what David try to tell us. We have to close the help request due to the time allowed. We need the 17-Instrument cluster control map channel from roughly 02-05 S4,but no one be...
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L dies VIN: 2G4WY52M7W
WOW thanks for all the replies (36) in all Thanks. To many replies to thank everyone but again thanks to all that replied. The genenral consensus was the crank sensors.we replace both sensors and the customer picked up the cal and drove it 200 mile with no pro...
2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WB55K02
Thank all of you for your valuable info. This car had multiple issues, one being the PCM for the stalling. Second the ignition switch was the problem for the dash lights flashing. It has been gone for a week and no news(no news is good news). Thank you all aga...
2000 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1G6EL12Y8Y
Plugs and boots fixed the misfire code and needs torque converter and tcc solonoid to fix transmission codes . Customer declined due to price. Thanks Mike P
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1GKFK16RXT
I have to thank all of you that offered help, we have scoped the tps too many times and replaced it with what GM says is the correct one but no change. This only happens once every 2-3 weeks or more as my customer that is very old, does not go to far so it may...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GNDT13W2W
Thanks Guys... This one is fixed. The ignition switch was NOT the problem. I have been down this road before, and when it is an ignition switch problem it sets multiple codes... This one turned out to be the PCM. Agian, this vehicle was from a used car dealer,...
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Engine VIN: 3A8FY58B47
You guys are great. It was simply the swapping of the coil connector with the cam sensor connector (great idea having the same connector!). I appreciate everyone's response and hope I can pay my dues in the future.
2008 Chrysler 300 (Car) Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3KK53G18
Thanks you guys for your help. I pulled the srv actuator off and moved the valve in the intake. It seemed to move pretty freely. I installed a new srv actuator and the light went out and has not come back on. If it does come back on we will be replacing the in... Trouble codes: P1004.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Reverse VIN: 3B6KC26Z11
Apologize for the delay, customer put us off for several weeks. My first post, so learned, next time will close "unfixed" until upsell is approved. The tech's that felt it was internal,were absolutely right. Reverse band came apart, ended up subletting repai...
2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2B3KA43H17
The reluctor was the problem. Some how it was egg shaped, replaced with a reluctor that only had .007 runout. Code or running problem has not returned. thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0339.
2008 Dodge Charger SE 2.7L Misfire VIN: 2B3KA43R78
thanks to all who responded however this one i couldn't fix.after trying a few things like shimming the crank sensor at no avail.the shop was not making any money on just trying i made the decision to let it go.sent it to dealer and ask the customer t... Trouble codes: P1128, P1129.
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L brake pedal VIN: 2FMZA5141W
Thanks to all of those who replied to my request. I was able to locate a used ABS control unit and replaced it. The pedal is now the way it should be. Thanks!!
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3FAKP1331Y
Thanks a lot to the few that said check wires. Harness with 2 bulk connectors on bracket is exactly wear harness was short to ground. #2 injector and ignition coil as well. Thanks again... Nate
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 3FDXF46F6Y
Well, I'd like to thank everybody on here again for responding. After reading the replies, I believe the general consensus with everybody who responded is that bad injection pressure could cause a lot of different stuff, so whatever the cause of the ICP code w... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injector Control Pressure above/below desired), P1247 (Turbo Boost pressure low), P0476 (Exhaust Backpressure Sensor performance), P0732 (2nd gear ratio incorrect).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21L52
Hello and thank you all for your help. I Always get the weird ones.I went back and chased wiring from iac to ecm and rechecked power and grounds to ecm. I wiggled everything and pulled the ecm apart to look for wet stains. Nothing. One thing that kept bugging ...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT 4.0L Cylinder Heads VIN: 1FMDU73KX3
Thank you all for your valuable information. I took everybody's advice, and suggested to the customer that we should replace the engine instead of replacing the headgaskets alone. At that point, the customer declined to repair the vehicle for now. Thanks to R...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P75
I appreciate all the replies. Lots of good advice and information from everyone involved. As usual this was an instance wehre I couldn't see the forest for the trees. During the injector buzz test we discovered that three injectors were not clicking. Those...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P26
thanks to all that responded. we finally got it started. there were multiple problems. first, it needed a high pressure pump and the ipr valve. we have to crank it longer for the icp to build up pressure. now it runs good. thanks to all that responded. you guy...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Right Headlight VIN: 2FAFP71W27
The solution was in the wiring diagram, I have ShopKey & the Ford printed wiring diagram for this car, they were both exactly the same: wrong! I logged into OASIS this morning looking for a TSB or something for this problem. I looked at the wiring diagram onli...
2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Raw fuel at canister VIN: 1GTHC39J7Y
Thanks for the replies everyone. Replaced the canister and purge valve, sent down the road. Will wait and see if this is a permanent fix.
2004 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13T84
Looks like this one either needs a module program on a new module and program . Sent to dealer because i dont have reprogram software. Mike P
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1GTHK23D46
Found out vehicle had been in another shop for wiring problems. Seems customer had 1 million candlewat spotlight pluged into cigaret lighter and kept popping fuses. So he installed a 40 amp fuse in place of a 20amp and melted some wirring. Took wirring harness...
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L noise VIN: JHLRD1869W
Thank you everyone for your replies. Put new tires on vehicle and noise disapeared.
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to everyone that replied, We adjusted the valves and cleared the code and so far customer says it is doing fine. Trouble codes: P0304.
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compressor inop VIN: 2HGES267X3
First off, thanks for all the replies, David from Mississippi hit the nail on the head. found the control panel not grounding out the circuit, basically not telling the pcm to turn the compressor on. replaced control panel system works. thanks again.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L harmonic balancer VIN: SAJDA01D3Y
We fixed the problem. We found a puller that had a 5/8 thread bolt with a 15/16" hex head. Then we used a 3/4" drive ratchet. The balencer then came off no problem. The problem before was we had a puller with a much smaller drive puller bolt that would not giv...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Lock cylinder VIN: SAJEA51D43
Hello all, sorry for the delay in response. As it turned out, the dealer sent us someone else's lock cylinder, this is why it would not turn. We replaced the cylinder, and advised the customer to go to Jag for a new key and programing of the new key, as the 2 ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Unknown VIN: SALMB11473
We have given the vehicle back to customer we could not figure out the PO691 we had replaced the fan assembly with BMW unit from Worldpac and wired the with new wires and problem still would come back on, the engine check light would not come on but the code w...
2002 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L Roof VIN: ZAMBB18A12
I guess I should not be so surprised on the amount of the replies I received, 4 replies in all. And with all the cloak and dagger info from the factory web sight, which was useless for this repair. It appears that all they have to give you are emission info an...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L ignition switch VIN: WDBHA23E2V
Thanks for the suggestion on removing the cluster. It helped a lot to get it out. The car however, ended up having to go to the dealer since it needed to have a new key programmed as well.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L gas tank VIN: WDBSK75F33
that for all the replies,replaced gas tank and that fixed the problem.baffles come loose and cause the constat clunking noise as fuel moves around,after some research found the tank was replaced before by dealer many years ago.the new tank has been updated hop...
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L compressor VIN: 1MEFM55S42
I couldn't find the culprit on this car, but the AC is working fine for the customer as of now (car was picked up 2 weeks ago). As long as the AC is run on Max AC the compressor stays on, if it's switched to Auto or any other setting other that MAX, compressor...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AK44YTE
Thank you all again. You are the best. The IAC replacement took care of the problem. Jack
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L abs VIN: 1G3NK12T6Y
the fix was poor connections at the ebcm and the motor pack. fixed the connections no more light thank to all replied
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L evap, trans VIN: 3G7DA03E31
I was able to find the evap leak on the purge solenoid connection. As far as the p1811 trans code I was able to feather the throttle during the shifts enough that I could run the monitors and get the vehicle through the inspection. I informed the customer that...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L a/c compressor VIN: YS3DD75NXX
Replaced the blower motor resistor and all fan speeds now work as does the a/c on any speed. Thanks for all the help and many of you who pointed me in that direction.
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