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1998 Acura CL 3.0L Accessories VIN: 19UYA2257W
this car originaly came in with a bad starter .we replaced the starter.two weeks later gets towed in with a dead battery .I put a jumper on the battery and started the car ,the battery light was staying on on the dash and the battery was charging at 17.5 volts...
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBACC0321W
I'M in need of some help, i was switching out the camshaft position sensor, i removed the throttle body to install the camshaft position sensor, but i also remove the air filter and the charcoal canister, now is hesitating on accel. if i floor the gas it does ...
1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8325W
Thanks in advance for the help. We had the bmw in for a bad headgasket a week ago. Everything is running fine, but the ce light came on with a p1174. We got it back and the tech that did the head job looked it over and though he found a vacuum leak at the brak... Trouble codes: P1174 (Fuel trim bank 1)
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L transmission in general VIN: WBAFB33551
Vehicle came in before with transmission issues. Was stuck in Limp mode. Fluid was pretty burnt so we replaced the transmission. Its been 2 months since then and the x5 is now back with a different problem. Customer was pulling boat out and transmission start...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Control Head VIN: WBAFB33591
In the initial inspection of the vehicle the IHKA (HVAC control module)was operating and A/C was blowing cold. After pulling the module out of the dash and checking connections the A/C and module went dead altogether. I have verified my power and grounds to th...
2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L starter VIN: WBAEU33475
Hi all! Trying to pick the brains of some Euro Technicians. My girlfriend owns this 325xi and she has had complaints of hitting the key and no click or crank for about a month now. She can return the key to the stop position and retry and it will roll over NOR...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCFK29K4R
customer complaint of rough idle (engine done year ago) ,,typical eng. re&re used old cap wires filter etc. we changed all , cust came back with same complaint, found tbi. dripping fuel we re & re unit and cleaned and resealed, cust returned with same complain...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L dome lights,chime, security light VIN: 2G1FP32P6T
this car came in with a snapping noise (clicking) on pass side behind glove box. (BCM?) if you turn blower motor on High noise slows down. at the same time of this clicking the interior lights are flashing with the click noise. speeds up then slows down!
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GNEK13ROX
what ive got is this thing will run in our shop for about an hour then just quite.. runs good when running. noticed fuel pressure will keep steady at 55psi the it will just drop to 45 psi then shut down about 1.5 seconds later, then start back up after about 1...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 4.3L no start VIN: 1GCEC19W6W
truck was missing intermittenly cam sensor code replaced sensor now no start. sounds like timing is off backfiring now reinstalled old one same problem Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L interior lights VIN: 1GCCS1447X
no interiour lights was the complaint. tested and found good power and grounds at the switch. jumped batt power to the #44 circuit output to the interiour lights and the all work. replaced the headlight switch and the lights worked good. two days later no inte...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Hydraulics VIN: 1G1JC52422
Customer claimed that they suddenly had some problems with hard shifting. The problem lasted 1 day and it came to the point that the car would not shift while running. With the engine off, the transmission shifts through all gear without binding. We came to th...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1GCHC24U65
this truck came for a yearly inspection, was 11000 over for oil change. had oil leak at front crank seal and oil cooler lines seaping. replace parts did oil change. test drove truck had 40 psi oil pressure. longer i drove the oil pressure got worse. got back t...
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13S26
When accell normal from stop in 4x4 auto will get a hard banging feeling - has all new plugs and coil - ebcm and still happening - feels like atc is engauging and disengauging causing a bang - its very intermittent
1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Egr VIN: 1B7GL23XOR
Nox @15 mph is 3318-@25 mph 2663-egr functional-slight missfire.timing not adjustable
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L a/c VIN: 3NH834H3DD
We changed a/c core due to leak it was extremely contaminated. We charged system 1.875 and compressor clutch keeps kickin in and out gauges arer a bit high then normal. but i have tried starting it with 1lb and easily adding an ounce at a time still no help.
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L 3-4 VIN: HORHB98487
This van will free rev in 3rd and 4th then snap or band back in gear. (no burnt tranny fluid) It will do it way more times when tou are going 50 50 mph and gas peddle is not pushed down as for. Driving in the RAIN is way worse! acts lice a connection or TPS pr...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Shifts VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
This is the bosses son's truck.I got it in a couple of weeks ago with no over drive.It had a code for a trans. slip,torque converter fault.I can't remember the number and I've lost my notes.He said it had slipped some going into 2nd gear and never would go int...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L overdrive VIN: 1FTYR10C2Y
Hello, The problem is the trans. slips in R or D. If I turn off o/d sw. each time I start the vehicle, put it in N then D I feel it engage. Then I can go to R or stay in D and it works fine slipping. If I try R before D it slips in R. When driving, it up ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA51481
Hi Guys, I have a sick feeling in my stomach about this one. I think it's going to cost me big! Anyway this van is a used car dealers'. It came in for a misfire and the key would not come out of the ignition lock cylinder. I was looking up parts on NAPA's w... Trouble codes: P1602 (PATS recieved invalid format of key code)
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L gauge VIN: 1FTYR10D12
Truck will occasionally spike temp gauge,briefly,then goes back to middle.When this occurs,cylinder head temp is 288-290 degrees F,and ECT is 246-248.This occurs on hard acceleration then levels off. At idle,with A/C on,temp is steady at 238.I've been told thi...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Rear Suspension VIN: 1FMZU73W23
Customer brought vehicle in complaing about rear end swaying alot. I test drove vehicle and it does have alot of swaqy really cant see anything worn..
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FAFP34N75
To start, I'm not a transmission tech but, do have some experience. I've got a no shift from first to second goes right to 3rd. I read what post there was with this concern but, not much info. I had three codes when it came in: P0732, P0767, and P0981. I clear...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L instruments cluster VIN: 1FTPD12345
Hello my IATNrs fellows, i have this vehicle and has me puzzled, the instruments cluster gauges all go to off even with engine running, air bag light flashes and there is no codes, then if you bang on dash (hard) or pull slight on the wires to cluster connecto...
1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2C1MR5295T
engine will missfire intermittent and for 30 seconds at a time,no longer-each cylinder will always have spark during missfire-the missfire will occur idling,slowing down and slight throttle,never cruising speed-it will set a missfire code sometimes-the engine ... Trouble codes: 301
1994 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GTDT19W9R
Well, I hate this truck. No Codes. Recently started cutting out, hesitating, surging between 2000-2500 RPM. Idles great, starts out great until hits 2000 RPM then will surge, and stumble until you get past 2500 RPM. If you just romp on it from the start it is ...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21552
Car came in with bad alternator bearings, mil on, battery charge light on. Replaced alternator and charge light is still on, car runs rough for a few minutes then charge light goes out and mil comes on, car runs better at idle but no power over 1/2 throttle. T...
2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L vibration VIN: 1HMCN36485
Hi everyone. After being a tech for 30 years I swore i would not work on hybrids, and now here i am stuck with a nasty one. This car intermittently develops a bad rumbling vibration that can be felt or heard through the body of the car. It is not related to ve...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L Rear Camber VIN: KM8SC83D11
Greetings fellow techs. I've got an 01 Hyundai Sante Fe coming in for an alignment next week. Front ball joints are worn out and when I had it on the rack to inspect the rest of the steering & suspension I did a sneak and peak at the rear camber and found it t...
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L dash lighting VIN: KMHFU45EX2
What provides the ground for the dash lights? When can add an external ground to get dash lights but have no info on a module or other device controlling the dash lights.Any correct wiring diags or help is appreciated.
1995 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CK58V03
Hey guys, Help if you can. This rodeo came into the shop on a tow strap. The customer inherited it from his family and said it hadn't been run in about a year. We tried to start it but it acted flooded. We replaced the plugs and got it started. the truck won't...
1987 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, run like retarded VIN: 1JCMR7841H
hello jeep vans. have a 87 jeep that will start and idle ruff backfire in intake and will not accelerate. will only idle at 300 to 450 rpm and sound like the timing is retarded. check all vac leaks egr fuel pressure and signals. the thing that i find odd is th...
2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L AC System VIN: KNDUP13295
This Kia has beat us like a yard dog. When it first arrived, the High side pressure was 350 and climbing and not cold. We recommended expansion valve and filter drier. Customer drove car until part arrived, When he brought it back compressor would not work. It...
2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L compressor VIN: JM1BK32F38
Hi all this car came in with the complaint intermittent a /c opperation when the compressor doesnt work the turn signal indicators on the dashboard go out but turn signals work fine.also the red brake warning light goes on. at the compressor relay everything i...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L High adaptation numbers VIN: WDBJH82F2X
Thanks for your help. I have this customer that wants me to get out my crystal ball. The original concern was a late 2-3 shift first thing in the morning. I find no problem here this feels like the normal heat up the cats late shift. My question is the adaptat...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Spedometer VIN: 1MEFM53S6Y
Hi, this car was supposedly stricken by a lightning. It had bad/melted connectors in the drivers side front door, bad GEM and Central fuse box, Alternator was not charging. All of the above were replaced. GEM not coded yet - but basic functions are present (wi...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D2X
The car will not start. Good batt & terminal. Cranks very well. Tested spark and all the engine sensors listed and they are good. Waveforms look normal. None of the injectors are pulsing. the car will run briefly on starter fluid. Checked 3 out of 6 injectors,...
2002 Other Chrysler 2500 2.7L Stall VIN: WD2YD24142
When slowing down to stop or turn the vehicle will stall every time but starts right back up and runs great has good power and even at cruise goes fine but at cruise when coming off the throttle it wants to stall and sometimes does.our modis scan tool shows no...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L Overheat VIN: GM12345678
Looks like upper heater hose has a brake and leaks at the fire wall. Customer ran van all day before noticing it was running hot and very rough. Other shop said that the engine was damaged, head cracked, gasket bad and making bad sounds. No test data are avail...
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Starting VIN: WP0AA0942E
I need some 1984 Porsche 944 help. I cannot shut off the factory alarm. I believe this is keeping the car from starting (no spark). I need to find the alarm module location so I can bypass it. It is not behind the radio or in the passengers kick panel. Does an...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48EXY
The car drives and runs fine, and everytime that we erase the code with the scanner, the code always comes back after a while. Checked alldata for code description and it says "Combustion Detection Cyl. 3+4. Open Circuit / Short to B+. " I heard it might be so... Trouble codes: P1334 (manufacturer specific code)
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Mil VIN: YS3EB49EX3
This one has an intermittent p0785, goes into Limp home mode. This indicates the SLS solenoid voltage out of range. Test driving locally does not set the code but it sets on long trips. What I really need to know is what to do with this car. Evidently the only...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 5GZCZ63B42
this car came in coding p2135 t-p sensor 1-2 correlation. i changed the sensor but now it still codes p2135 also codes p0221 p0638 p0121 p2119 p2101 p2119 p0700. I am not sure what way i should go or what parts i should change. any help would be great.
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R6X
Car came to us from another shop. Cel inop but had 4 codes, po100,110,171,120. Found air cleaner plugged and maf very dirty. Replace air filter and cleaned maf. Found tps reading 0% at idle. Replaced tps. Runs ok now but still has high idle cold or hot and som... Trouble codes: P0100 (Maf), P0110, P0171, P0120
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L no start VIN: JT3HN87R7X
veh will not reconize key using rec proceedure does any one have proceedure or is there a way to by pass anti theft system
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L bank 1 system lean VIN: JTDBY1235Y
performed a basic tune up and engine light was not pressent light came on a few days latter after that.cleaned maf sensor and throttle body.If any body can help i would realy appreciate it. Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Fuel Gauge VIN: JTDJW133X0
Customer complains that fuel tank was full when she noticed the gauge went from full empty. She does not remember if that was at start up or during driving. I am keeping the car for test drive now for 2 weeks and she does not mind me to take more time on it. ...
2008 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L VVT-i system failure VIN: 5TDZK23C08
Vehicle came in with top end noise. Engine made a clatter noise, smoothed out then check engine light came on and it stalled. P0345 code in system, stalling and noise drove me to pull bank 2 valve cover. Found intake cam sprocket missing all 3 bolts and exhaus...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCM31Y74
This little nightmae keeps throinga code P0411 forincorrect airflow even though air pump runs (at times). Replaced the power relay to air pump for kicks. My question is shouldn't the air pump run immeditely after start up for a few minutes. This pump runs some... Trouble codes: P0411 (Incorrect secondar airflow.)
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Timing Marks VIN: YV1KS9601W
This is a jig-saw puzzle I have to assemble. Problem, I am not sure of the crankshaft timing mark. Mitchell and Alldata do not show a clear pic of the mark. There is a notch on the back of one tooth for the belt, yet when it is lined up... #1 piston is not at ...
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Hesitation VIN: YV1CZ85215
Hello fellow Volvo techs: Vehicle was brought in with a bad fuel gauge sender unit, fuel pump assembly was replaced, vehicle was returned to customer, a week later, customer brought vehicle back, and he stated that "under heavy acceleration, the vehicle loses ... Trouble codes: 284 (ECM P008900 Fuel pressure regulator performance)

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1998 Audi A4 Avant 2.8L Airbag VIN: WAUGD28D1W
Great replies. If the ABS module collapses the Can Bus you might get an airbag code. Richard [...] hit it on the head. Unhook the ABS to communicate. (You mean I didn't have to dismember the center console?) Everyone else pointed to the ...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on, intermittent opperat VIN: WAUEH24B8Y
Thank you all for your very good replies. The problem with this A6 is that the instrament cluster was not sending a speed signal to pin 54 of ECM. I scoped the output while watching scanner pids with speedo working and I would loose any signal above parking l... Trouble codes: 16885 (p0501 vss range performance), 16891 (p0507 idle control system RPM higher than expected).
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Rear Dampers VIN: WAUZZZ4B13
After talking to one of the Audi franchise parts department guys who I have known for many years it turns out that the A6 with the air suspension option is "a rare beast in the UK". No one, not even an Audi technician, could explain exactly how the system work...
1983 Chevrolet C10 Custom 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 2GCEC14H20
well, sorry it has taken so long to finish this one off. The customer took it for a week and a half, and then the shop got to busy to look at it until now. There were many replies, some were plausible, others, I really appreciate the help this network offers...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L battery VIN: 1G1YY3386L
First of all,,,Thanks to all that replied.This car did have me scratching my head. After putting the car back together and starting over I was still not able to find a component causing a draw. So I once again reassmbled to car and just let it sit for 7 days. ...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22P1T
Most of you guys are right on but it isnt restriction. whoever installed the engine hooked both the vent and the vacume line to intake vacume, damn those guys. I found the problem (when the car arrived it was all torn apart) when i was digging around in the tr...
2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCGG25R7Y
sorry for the wait guys but the owner doesn't wanna spend money for the pcm right now as long he's able to drive he's not going to fix it.thank you all. Trouble codes: 0340 (cam sensor problem), 0132 (heated oxygen sensor), 0141 (heated oxygen sensor), 0404 (egr system malfunction).
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L fuse blowing VIN: 1N4AL21E67
thanks for all the help blower motor faulty thanks again
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L ac compressor VIN: 2GCEC19T63
Thank you all for your replies, as I try not to ask for help. In the begining the customer came in with a complaint that the Ac would work off and on. I did a Ac service the system was a little low. After filling to correct amount of freon the compressor did n...
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L fuel gauge VIN: 3GNEC12047
When the full power of iatn came to south Ga. the avalanche just gave up and started working!We had 5 V , sending unit tests good, The tan/black wire is the low reference wire ,no harness issues.Now, with your help and direction I realized the first thing I sh...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L drive shaft VIN: 1C4GT64L1V
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that sent me info on the this mini van.I was able to remove the rear drive shaft of this AWD van and get it to work just fine with only front wheel drive owner has been driving van for a week now with no problems I did tel...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L gauges turn signals VIN: 1C4GJ25B51
Thank you Jeff [...], you hit it right. Under the fuse box was a corroded wire, repaired the wire and all is good. Thank you very much
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Surge VIN: 1B7HC16Y35
Yes Scott, I did check fuel delivery when I put the oxygen sensor in and it was 42 psi with good volume. Jeffery and Donald had great ideas with the EGR coming open, but disabling it had no effect. I also opened the throttle plates to inspect for oil puddling ...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fuel smell VIN: 2FACP73W0N
to answer the last few replies, i did in fact check the lines all the way from the engine to the fuel tank and there are no leaks. i had previously replaced the fuel filler neck seal did not notice any signs of leaking from the neck after the repair. i closely...
1992 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2FTHF25G0N
Thanks for all of the suggestions. Sometimes it is hard to summarize all of the testing you did and therefore you get some suggestions on things you already did. I ended up testing everything at the ecm, it is very easy to backpin there and with a DVOM check...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L compressor VIN: 1FALP52U6S
It appears that the high pressure switch had an intermittent problem, the ac worked sometimes and sometimes not. I replaced the relay with a known good still worked intermittently. Bypassed low pressure switch still same problem. Thanks for all your help. I re...
2001 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L not turning over starer VIN: 1FTYR14V11
i have received 18 reply and i would like to say thank you very much for taking your time to guide me . well i check my work twice mean check all the power and ground and fuse and relays etc . then i go ahead and called for it . costumer brought his own p c m...
2002 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA57432
i ended up wiring a condenser into the vpower circuit and another one between the body and battery ground just for good measure to absorb any voltage spikes or static in the system, vehicle runs fine now. Note the vpower circuit also goes directly to the coil...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14555
my rich codes are back. ltft pegged at -20, as soon as you bring the RPM's up (1200 rpm or higher) the ltft come back to -5 to +5. stft are at -5 to +5. have tested injectors for flow and leaks - passes every time. have replaced the oxygen sensors, replace... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system too rich Bank 1), P0175 (Fuel system too rich Bank 2).
2001 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKEL19W11
I fixed it! I talked to a former gm tech, and the first thing he asked was if I changed the regulator, which I had. He said it sounds like a security system issue, but since the light was off he wasn't sure. Then he asked me the one thing I had overlooked, ...
1989 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Drive position VIN: 1J4FJ28LXK
Well I ended up trying a second TCM and it didn't change. I dropped the pan again and put two new shift solenoids in, the one at the very rear and the one in the middle. (I think the front one is the overdrive solenoid) put the pan back on, fluid back in star...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, power loss VIN: 1J4GW48S92
I am hoping this Jeep is gone for good now. Many thought, including myself that a baffle in the fuel tank would cause this knid of problem. I ordered a new tank. It had no Baffles. The old tank had no baffles. I called Identifix and with the help of them we...
2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58526
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC73313
Thank you all very much for your time and expertise. The customer elected to send this vehicle back to the auction he bought it from. We followed up on all of the great suggestions and were not able to determine the problem. We did not remove the intake pl... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0305.
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L all gages trans a/c VIN: JT6HJ88J9V
thanks for all your help.i did fine bad wire rubing body in rear from rear gate.but what fix this was the front diff lock was shorting after truck got hot thanks again
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride control VIN: 5LMFU28R81
Came in on my "day off", drove 100 miles with air ride "on" and scanner, watching "pids". DID NOT lose the rear... Drove the exact 100 miles, air ride "off", DID NOT lose the rear. Checked for leaks, 1/2 gal. "409", none. Customer decided to take vehicle to a ...
2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22511
Hello Everyone, I would like to first thank everybody for there replies and help. The car is finally fixed. I drove the car for four evenings in a row and no codes. I returned the vehicle to the client and he drove it for about a week and the light came back... Trouble codes: P0455 (Gross evap leak detected).
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L blend doors VIN: WDBGA43G6W
Well thanks to all who responded. Like most said it would be a vaccumm problem. Well i have a smoker and first thing i did was connect it to the manifold vaccum source this was my first mistake . The vaccum line goes from manifold thru firewall to a 6 port val...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRH61J65
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AE55H41
Hey Guys ! what caused this problem was a defective timing belt tensioner ( Rich Porter from World Pak ) We installed a different unit and --- problem gone thank you very, very much to all who responded and Jim - if I did not give up beer and other things year... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L poping sound in intake VIN: JN8AR05Y7X
Hello, thank you all for helping.try up plug sensor to go into open loop operation. poping remain,do compression test, found one low cylinder. sorry not having done the basic,relying on customer info and test done by other,not good idea. Regards Wing
2006 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4BL11D76
The ticking is definitely in the timing chains, unfortunately after estimating repair customer has elected to live with noise. If and when we do repair vehicle I will post the final fix. Thanks, Eric.
1989 Other Ford S1600 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HTJUZRKXK
Ijection pump rebuilt,problem solved,thanks for all your replys.
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED58E41
The new plugs did not change anything. The ignition cassette fixed the fault code problem. Getting rid of the NGK platinum plugs may have been a waste of money. I wasn't willing to be sure; I did not reinstall them. It was interesting that other techs with t... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor malfunction), 1312 (Combustion detection cylinders 1 2), 1334 (Combustion detection cylinders 3 4).
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH6864Y
thanks for all of the great ideas my tech found blockage in the heater core that prevented some of the circulation
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT1HF21A12
Here are the recommendations I received, "verify for proper oil pressure to the ocv (oil control valve), a blockage of oil flow could cause fixed timing" "verify engine oil pressure" "change the oil, had lots of problems when oil gets hot and thins out" "compa... Trouble codes: P1354.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L lines VIN: WVGZC67L94
After several days of disassembling, checking we never found the leak, recharged with some more dye and will recheck again later,
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