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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L starter VIN: WAUBA24B4X
starter stayed engauged.melted some wiring and ignition switch.worked for two months.
2007 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L Oil VIN: WAUKF78E57
Hey folks, this vehicle at 55k miles has used 34 ounces of engine oil (5w40 synthetic) in 502 miles after fresh change. (audi tells us that a qt in 650 miles is acceptable) - we originally had misfire #4 - we found some evidence of oil burning from deposits on...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Traction con VIN: WBAHK2324R
hello, just did head gaskets, pcv system, valley pan and put her back together. Traction control throttle plate closed fully at idle and will not allow car to run, if i disconnect cable to throttle plate drives perfectly. Everything is connected properly. unde...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L drivers seat VIN: WBAGL6352D
hello fellow techs, im working on a e65 with a drivers seat occupancy sensor that throws faults, i replaced the seat sensor, 2k miles went by and light has been coming on within a week of attempting to repair. programming is up to date, put stabilant on the co...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBANBANB33
this is one that we dont see a lot of,got thrown under a bus so i got try to fix it.this is what i got going on,this car runs great at times and then it starts to surg up and down,i noticed that the oil top is leaking real bad and when i remove it with the eng... Trouble codes: P0305, P0307, P0308, P0306, P0300, P1434
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAUB17596
Hello all you BMW guys out there, This car is really nuts. The car came in with the mil light on and we got codes saying the system was running too rich (twice) but not all the time. In fact the owner says the car runs perfectly most of the time and the scann... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Running too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Running too rich), P0172 (Bank 1 Running too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Running too rich)
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, no throttle VIN: WBAVB13526
Hello Group, Thank you in advance for taking your time to read this post. I was looking for other posts related to fault codes and found one similar but not the same pointing to a problem with the DME control unit and the Valvetronic actuator motor. The motor ... Trouble codes: 2AB4, 2A3F, 2F0D, 2A38
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52K7X
please help evap problems, had code po442 and repaired bad wire and canister vent solenoid (also noticed fuel in canister when unhooked lines to check for contamination)see repair history. has anyone seen the fuel in canister and whats it mean (fuel in caniste... Trouble codes: P0442, P0440
2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L piston knock/carbon VIN: 1G6KS54Y11
Car seems to have the typical carbon/piston knock when engine gets warm. Archives tell there are newly designed pistons, and that it can be carbon build up on the upper rings. Iam not a fan of the top end cleaner. I have concerns of it damaging the cat and O2'...
2003 Cadillac CTS Luxury 3.2L starter VIN: 1G6DM57N93
Car was towed in with all electrical working fine but no crank no start. Car would not take a jump. Battery tested at 14.3. We jumped the starter relay out with relay by-pass and car started. We installed a new starter relay and same condition. The power in si...
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L air ride control VIN: 1GYEK63NO3
This is for gm gurus o3 cadillac escalade rear suspension is very stift like no shocks.This escalade has rear air shocks only,front shocks looks regular shocks with electrical conection on top for dumping solenoid.rear shocks were replaced at another shop for ...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L key VIN: 1G6DM57724
Car came in and had a check engine light on. Went to use Solus Snap On scanner to check for codes, miread the vin for engine and used the wrong key card, could not communicate with ecm. Realized what I had done and changed to correct key card. Could communicat...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GCEK19M4V
This is my personal truck. I was going down the road at a cruise and engine just died like it lost spark. It restarted after a few hours. I ran it all day today and have not been able to get it to die again. Cam and crank signals look good. Cam retard is +6 at... Trouble codes: 1345 (cam/crank correlation)
2000 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GBKC34J6Y
I can't seem to get this 1 ton fixed and it's a simple enough system- I guess I'm just missing something here. Had it in a couple of weeks ago and replaced fuel pump. Fixed it til today. Came in and would barely stay running. Was blowing smoke out exhaust from...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W91
Vehicle shows hard misfire. Came in with code p0304, clear code and goes to p0300. Computer scan data shows hard misfire cylinder #4. Vehicle exhibits no symptoms and is hitting on all cylinders. MIL is flashing. Code is false, no misfire is occuring. What c... Trouble codes: P0304, P0300
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBJK39111
Having hard time with this Duramax. Truck came in for hard start and now is a no start. After doing the following tests checking fuel return flow truck will start during the process. After a test drive it will go back to a crank/no start. I have followed allda... Trouble codes: P0094 (Small fuel leak)
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S94
I have a 2004 chevy trailblazer with the 4.2L I have tested everything and have come to no conclusions. Customer came in with the complaint of MIL on and loud fan. Pulled codes and came up with a PO526 Fan clutch speed circuit. Put a fan clutch on it(ACdelco) ... Trouble codes: P0526
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16P74
Hi & as usual Thanks in advance for your time. In the past 6-8 mos maybe a year this DTC PO483 has set 3 times. I cleared it each time & it took a long time to reset. Now trying diagnosis according to All-data Trouble Tree Chart. I can activate the Electric Fa... Trouble codes: P0483
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JC52F34
I work on these vehicles often but can not figure this one out.Freeze frame shows ST0 LT-3 88kph tps 12%5.8gm/sec other freeze data ST-2 LT-3 84kph tps 20% 24.63gm/sec Tested fuel pressure 60psi oil not contaminated even changed oil, air filter new and did rep... Trouble codes: P1138 (H02s B1 S2 rich fuel or high volts), P0138 (02 signal high bank1 sensor2)
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.0L clutch leaking VIN: 1G1AP14P55
came from body shop, body shop had another shop put clutch in the vehicle, replaced clutch master cyl & clutch slave cyl. Slave cyl is leaking we replaced the slave cyl and bled the system, has good strong pedal. then it goes away and leaks fluid this makes 3...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1C3EJ46X2Y
I finished this vehicle only to find that it would not idle. I spoke to the cust he stated that he had this problem prior to the water pump repair. He stated that he put in new plugs and wires and it cured problem. Now to what extent is not known. Cust stated ...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L code p0613--internal controller failure VIN: 3A4FY48B66
I am at a lose as what to do or what im missing to fix this car.the code diagnosis for p0613 is to replace pcm,that has not worked.our dealer called chyrsler tech and they said to try replacing c4 connector or integrated module which we did bit still the same....
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Brake lights- abs VIN: 3B7H613Y5P
Hello techs. Just by simply replacing the radio now i have abs and brake light on on dash. .. No brake lights at rear of vehicle. fuse is good but no juice to brake light switch. I do not have a wire schematic handy. I have been looking for a broken wire to br...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2B8GP44G81
hi, this van has no power. it starts good,idles good.theres no codes, if you look at my test results,ther ok. the map readings match a vac gauge.o2s are working good it just has very low power. i took off the intake boot so i know theres no restriction in tthe...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7HC16X61
Truck as a rough idle after a drive and some idle quality issues, sometimes surges, idles up and down, when in reverse sometimes idles way down to the point of killing motor. No codes and truck drives ok other than sometimes the engine will stumble on upshift ...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L engine VIN: WD2YD74253
looking for diagrams of timing marks for cams and crank so i can put back together
2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Abs VIN: WD0PD54495
Need help with this brake system. Came in with mushy brake pedal, abs and traction control light on. Pedal is now good but keeps tripping codes p2209 and p2227. Any help out there would be appreciated.
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3D7MX48C06
When this truck is shifted from park to drive it will act as if there is a load on the engine. It sounds as if the engine as under a load. You really have to hold the brake to keep it from running thru the back wall of the shop. When this is occuring and u shi...
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7L transmission VIN: 3D7MX39A18
I have this leak that is driving me crazy. It's the bosses truck and it only has 7900 miles on it and it developed a tranny leak at the left rear section of the pan, looked like a typicle pan gasket leak, we removed the pan and installed a gasket and put it ba...
1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34X6P
Got a stumper here, car towed in cust say's engine has no power. when you drive it it takes off fine but within about 2-5 blocks it feels like somone has turned off the key. the car will not accelerate at all and slows down to a crawl but never dies, it just i... Trouble codes: 171 (o2 not switching lean), 177 (o2 not switching rich)
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L steering VIN: FMFU18L4VL
disconnected variable assist and appeared that symptom happened less but still did it--Seems that it does it when going into driveways from turns. No codes in 4wd or steering modules--feels like 4wd engaging
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Rear axles VIN: 1FTCR10U4V
Loud clunk when applying emergency brake at any speed. Raised vehicle and found rear axle end play at .140 on both axles. Brakes, backing plates, etc - all acceptable. Removed diff cover and oil was black, no metal debris found. Axle thrust ends at cross shaft...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U72
This is my own vehicle - It drives fine 95% of the time, but going up a long hill only at highway speeds or an inclined on-ramp to the freeway it loses power/hesitates and flashes the MIL. I get p0300 - random/multiple misfire and individual cyl. misfire codes... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Master Cylinder VIN: 1FMFU16L02
We are manually bleeding with two people do not have a power bleeder and when running abs pump by snapon scanner , not making any difference??? any help out there???
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Battery Drain VIN: 1FDWX34P05
.5 amp draw with key off / batterys go dead in 3 days 10 amp fuse for instrument cluster. Remove it and the draw goes down to .01 no codes stored in body computer, dash passes on-demand test one battery of two is bad now. Cycled too many times
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Starting VIN: 1FMCU95H65
I drove car to work after work car would not start. Took car to ford they said it needed new pcm and hybrid battery. I replaced pcm and bought a hybrid battery from a running car took it back to ford and the car still will not start ford says it needs a new hy...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31545
This truck intermittently falls on its face while accelerating, its happening more and more. Both 02 sensors stay at around .95V and short term fuel trim is -20%. Map sensor voltage is at 4.99V. Its like this thing cannot get enough air. I did find a TSB #07M0... Trouble codes: P0300, P0345, P0420, P0430, P2196, P2198
2006 Ford LCF C450 4.5L Misfire VIN: 45U6894I49
vehicle first came in with a random dying problem and we installed the new high pressure pump. 2 weeks later it came back in smoking and found crankcase full of fuel and found the number 6 injector blown after taking all injectors out and having them service a...
1992 GMC C2500 Sierra 5.7L needle bounces VIN: 1GTFC24K0N
Truck has been garaged and is in great shape. Came in with a long list of maint items. The one thing keeping us from letting the customer have it, is the speedometer. When driving at random speeds, the speedometer reads fine until the cruise is engaged. Then t...
1997 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Power Steering
Truck came in for power steering leak, pressure line and pump were replaced and EVO resealed w/ new O-rings, not eliminated. Truck came back week and a half later with no power steering operation. Installed the EVO delete kit, but to no avail. Dont have a PS p...
2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT 5.3L Rear Power Window And Lift Gate VIN: 1GKET12S64
Hi guys have a rear lift gate power window that wont go back up and the power gate wont open.checked all the wiring,relays fuses etc.the power window can be operated with the key fob,door lock cylinder or a switch at the overhead display.has two power lift gat...
2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Audio VIN: 21GTEK45E8
There is no Audio from any source within the vehicle No radio No audible turnsignal click clack No Door Chime or seat belt sound On-star can not be heard. Radio Changes stations and accepts cd's The display can be seen and adjusted Tis 2 Web does not show a ...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5631T
helo iatn nation.have this accord that was towed in crank no start.found cylinders washed down so added a few drops of oil to cyliders and cranked it up.engine started and died a couple of times check engine light came on than engine ran.code p1381 was retriev... Trouble codes: P1381
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1HGCG2254X
Vehicle serviced with belt/water pump/seals 2 years ago, car towed in with poor performance condition last week, traced to rear cam off 3 teeth. Disassembled, cam gears inspected for broken keyways, idlers water pump and components in good condition, inspected...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM71643
good afternoon techs, this Honda was brought to us from another shop with this cam code. the other shop replaced the cam A sensor and code came back. When we got it I took the control solenoid out and made sure it was clean and I ran the solenoid with 12 vol... Trouble codes: P0341
2000 Jaguar XKR 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJJA42B4Y
This car was towed to the shop as a no-start. There was no CEL but I scanned the ECU anyway with a Autologic scanner. No codes were stored. Due to the description of the failure, I disconnected a fuel line and had an assistant crank the motor. No fuel pressure...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L driveline VIN: SAJEA51CX2
We have this X-type in for a vibration. Related history above states what has been previously done to this vehicle. It is a well maintained car. The vibration is most noticeable at 62-65. It starts at that speed and continues to vibrate as you continue to acce...
2004 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L windshield/cowl VIN: 1J4GL58K44
Liberty when driven into a head wind has a very loud shrill type whistle. We are having trouble locating the source. Has any dealer guys seen this before?
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD733X5
Tested fuel tank pressure sensor circuit as per alldata all test passed grounds and voltage are all in specs.drove vehicle with volt meter on pin c23 at computer and voltage were between 2.4 and 2.6 volts. Thank you Trouble codes: P0452
2009 Land Rover LR2 HSE 3.2L power takeoff pulley VIN: SALFS24N78
Hello Group, This Land Rover has a power takeoff that is engine gear driven.Attached to the pto is a pulley that drives the alternator via a small rubber ring. My problem is that the bolt that holds the pulley to the pto keeps coming loose,after approximatel...
1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1YVGF22D9W
I have this car here that has stalled 2 times on the customer if he lets it sit 30 min. it runs ok , have not been able to duplicate the concern it runs ok now. fuel trims are ok. Any known problems on this car wiring, ckp etc. Thank you Trouble codes: P1132, P0153
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L transmission VIN: WDBNG75J32
Ok this Mercedes is really giving me a headache. Initially it came in with a list of faults a mile long. the ECM has a fault for the trans. I replaced the Trans module and it now sets the P2502 fault. I have taken care of everything else in the car it's the on...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L transmision VIN: WDB2112201
I need help with offline SCN coding in transmision CU. I need whatever offline SCN coding from MB E CDI with 7 gear automatic trans. Thank in advance.
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AA466XX
I'm not real familiar with Mitsu's. My scan tool provides very little inside as well. No oil on the plugs when I replaced them. So, not fouling. I realize that the injectors could be at fault, but, I'm not getting any indication of that from the scan tool. It'... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfires)
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R41
I am trying to figure out why my fuel trims are high on one bank. Bank 2 = 12.5 LTFT bank 1 = 6 LTFT, I did reset fuel trims to 0 and they end up back as noted above. I have tried everything I can think of to rule out that it is not related to the plenumn remo... Trouble codes: P0173, P0300
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D4T
This is a good one. have check codes and only got one for the rear crank sensor. tested it found it had failed so replaced it. Now I'm geting codes for the frt Crank sensor but it is good. checked all the wiring from sensor to ECM and all found to be good. I d...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L tpm VIN: YS3FH79Y14
There are no fault codes in the TPM module (using the TechII). Neither front wheel is being read; both rear wheels are being read. The tires were swapped front to rear. The problem stays with the front of the car. Note: there is only one signal detector in the...
2004 Saturn Vue 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63414
Towed to shop at night with note,two yellow lights on and no power,battery dead left lights on.next morning started up ran fine, no codes or freeze (most likely because battery died)took on highway for 20 mile run no problem.took home that night almost made it... Trouble codes: U0107 (Lost communication with throttle actuator module)
2004 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VM52L74
This car came in 2 months ago with codes P0133 and P0153. We replaced both upstream 02s with parts from Suzuki. The PCV valve was cracked and was also replaced. The car has come back several times with the same code. 3 weeks ago the car came in with the custom... Trouble codes: P0133 (No o2 switching bank 1 upstream), P0153 (No o2 switching bank 2 upstream)
1993 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13D4P
when it came in, the Cam Timing 2 teeth off and distributor 1 tooth with new belt installed by relative of owner. wouldn't even run. after setting up mechanical timing, base timing, Idle, it now starts. idles and dies at 850, after restart 850 then 1500 rpm ru...

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, shuts down at 190 F VIN: WAUB84D8VN
after a lot of researce to just find the crank sensor i then had to rewire the system to the controle box because the new sensor was an diffent style but it work and that headake is gone thank you for the help
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Park VIN: WBAGL63424
Edgar supplied some very useful ZF information. Reading his reply might be helpful if you are working on a similar problem. William and Erik advised to replace the mechatronic. Frank said to give the rebuilder a second chance and if it can't be fixed replace i...
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WO6VR54R0Y
sorry it took me so long to get back to you all i told him i did not want to do the job its not worth my time and his money so he is going to try to sell it or run it to the grund what evre comes first thank you all for your help
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GCEK19K6R
Well this one has been repaired. We repaired a open curcuit in the wiring for the engine temp for computer this put the temp reading in range on the scanner. As far as the timing reading we replaced the distributor with a recon unit, And the timing fell into t...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Temp Guage VIN: 1G1YY22G7W
hello everybody, thank you for all the responses... so it seems only on hotter days does the temp go up 3/4 of the way, and on the cooler days it only goes up to about half way. so no repairing was done and customer is happy thank again
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L long crank time VIN: 1G1YY32G2X
sorry it took so long to respond back but i wanted to make sure that this car was fixed.well after replacing the fuel pump,fuel filter,fuel regulator,removing the injector rail to see if the fuel injectors were leaking down,they was not. So i put every thing b... Trouble codes: P0157, P0300, P0410, P1637.
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Engine smoke VIN: 1GBHG31R31
Got Humbled on this one! -- Thanks to all that replied, Mechanics`s are the best people on earth! - Any way, the end of the story is - After still doing more work (testing/grounds/sensor simulation)- The computer was bad - what it told my scanner is not what i... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S23
I cleaned the throttle body out and did an idle relearn and the idle problem is now fixed. As far as the coolinf fan issue for some reason the customer did not want to go any farther. Thank you for your help. Trouble codes: 1481 (Cooling fan speed sensor).
2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG25V46
Installed PCM and drove 100 miles with no return of codes..thanks I am always worried about a code setting like map when i have an engine that stalls. Usually the code is from no vacuum due to not running. like a false code. Trouble codes: P0106, P0122, P0300.
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L Crankshaft Pulley VIN: 1C3EJ46X2Y
Thank You for all of the help. I took everyones advise and cut the pulley from the webbing, then with a trip to Home Depot.I purchased the Milwaukee "hackzall" a small reciprocating saw . The lower cover was already damaged so I removed it with force then mad...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Alternator VIN: 3C4FY4BB31
Sorry for the late close. Got busy and thought I had already closed this. So far so far so good. New Alternator and pigtail seems to have taken care of it. On the last change I found that the repair that I had made a few years ago was no longer good and the pi...
1994 Dodge B150 5.2L Stall VIN: 2B6HB21Y4R
O.k. I have got this van repaired, I finally decided to diagnosis the driveability complaint (stalling at idle) without using the scanner, due to the fact all my voltages into and out of the pcm were correct, and found the problem to be a bad IAC motor. The sc...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Lighting VIN: 1B4GP54L8V
thank you all for your help.turns out that john was right.i was dissconnecting the flasher because it didnt have drl.i didnt even notice that there was a 4 way relay in the drl slot.customer didnt tell me that he was messing around in the fuse box.i guess that...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP42X4W
Robert from West VirginiaAug 25, 2010 8:37:54 PMCheck to see if it is a stock MAF,bigger injectors or a bad ECT sensor.You said the fuel pressure regulator is working normal. How long did you let it run to check? I have seen them run for several minutes at nor... Trouble codes: 172 (175 -), 175.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L alternator VIN: 1FTNF21L9Y
Thank you to all that replied.Were the yellow and org/blue wire connect to the fusable link was corroded.Cut,clean and solder wires and every thing is working good.
2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Cooling Fan Don'T Operate When Ac Is Turned On VIN: 2FAFP71W21
Thanks to all who responded, the fix ended up being the high side pressure switch. Thanks again
2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Cooling Fan Function VIN: 2FAFP71W91
Thanks to all who responded, the fix ended up being the high side pressure switch. Thanks again
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Speed Control VIN: 1FTPW14504
I still have not been able to get this truck back into my shop. Customer has been busy with the truck. I did receive a couple of post's regarding wiring issues, when I get the truck back I will check wiring and will repost. Thanks
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXW47P35
The ideal fix for this truck would be to install a complete new engine from ford which retails for 13k, but includes everthing from the turbo to the oil pan. If you start to add up all of the expensive things that can, will and do go wrong with a 6.0 it doesn... Trouble codes: P2284 (ICP sensor range/performance).
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1FTPW12546
We figured out this vehicle, with help from you guys. The truck in open loop would dive perfect, when it would go into closed loop the problems began. Apprently the clacking lifter noise was effecting the knock sensors and retarding timming in the closed loop.... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301, P0300.
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTXW43R18
The customer and his wife freaked when he found out the cab would have to come off to repair his truck. Took it and said he would be looking for a new one. All the replies basically said the same thing and that is that the pressure control valve and volume con... Trouble codes: P0088 (Fuel rail pressure too high).
2005 GMC Sierra 3500 SLT 6.6L Abs VIN: 1GTHK33265
Thanks to all who replied to my request, I received quality advice from everyone. After double and tripple checking all our tests and results I read a tsb on alldata for connector and wiring issues pertaining to this vehicle. According to wiring diagram the...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7273N
Thanks for all the help I found that the igniter in the distridutor was faulty The customer did not wont us to fix it. He wanted to do it him self so I dont know if that fixed it or not
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42B41
Thanks to all who replied. This was a big help. Now i know what to check when customer comes back in . Still waiting for customer to return to replace oxygen sensor, after testing. Trouble codes: P1647 (Manufacture specific code), P1111 (System checks complete since last memory clear).
2005 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L PATS led VIN: SAJACO3SX5
Many thanks for the replies. Could not get hold of substitute instrument pack and finally got hold of new instrument pack,have fitted it and vehicle now starts and runs.PATS issues resolved.
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12544
Thanks to all that took time to reply. Unfortunately this is one that most likely wont be duplicated out there. We found the tone ring, flywheel, for the crankshaft position sensor was damaged during engine swap. we found the initial misfires were caused by lo... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304, P0300.
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Stalls in reverse VIN: 5LMFU28R74
I forgot to mention the cooler flushed OK. I checked the cooler flow anyway and all was well. Installed a brand new pump this time and problem gone. Thanks for all the replies.
1991 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1YVGD22B6M
put in a nother distributer and car started thanks to all
2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No comms VIN: JM1FE17305
Well, I didnt get much help on this one although 2 guys tried to answer my warranty question, but one said 4/50 and the other said 8/80. 8/80 was right I finally got a service writer at mazda to confirm. I would have liked to have tried eric's idea about using...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1070441200
Finally, this engine is running!! To let you in on what I have been going through, while waiting for the MAP sensor to come in, I tried running this thing on propane with the MAP disconnected. Started fussing with the ignition system, and I thought the ignit...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG75J63
To all people of iatn, a big thank you for all of your help. I got the car back today and we changed the trans mount. Everyone had told me to check the mounts, you all were right on the money. Rear trans mount collapsed. Replaced, test drove the car, perfect. ...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: JA4NW51533
It is always good to go back to the basics!! K.I.S.S . The timing had jumped due to bad tensioner. He should have checked this but it still would have had to been torn down. Always check the easy things you might be surprised. And also it is not bad to start o...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L engine
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AR18W45
thanks too all that replied.found a broken wire in the harness on the side of frame.thanks again jim
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN52K7S
This car runs fine except twice you could hear it stumble when it flags the code(p0342). When it flags the code there is no glitch in lab scope waveform. Thanks for looking.I dont want to close this but I have no respond icon so I am putting my response here. ... Trouble codes: P0342 (Cam Sensor Circuit).
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G3WX52H3X
This one was a real ballbuster. After checking everthing twice and more, I decided to check every inch of the harness for the crank sensors. What I found was near cyl 6 where the injector and ignition harnesses ran with the crank sensor harness, about 3 inch... Trouble codes: P0135, P0138.
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52L0R
After trying 3 different valves, I decided to search the postings again with a wider search and found 2 posts with similar problem. I read the reponses and found one that said the scope pattern for the PCM command of the EGR valve sould be a square wave form.... Trouble codes: P1406 (EGR pintle position error).
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L coolant leak VIN: 1GMDX03E6Y
I would like to thank everyone who replied and this car is already fixed. I did what almost everyone suggested and replaced the timing cover gasket and the leak went away. Never thought that it could leak from the timing cover but you guys experienced helped ...
2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3G2JD12T22
Thanks for all the help. For some reason on Friday I didn't even realize the tps was supposed to be 0%. Don't try to diagnose stuff overtime at the end of a long week. I tried unplugging the tps as suggested, and it did drop to 0%. I thought about it being ...
2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1G2ZF55B76
Came back yesterday with same codes , the only ting the customer added was she had a cell phone plugged in and the problem started when she unplugged it, have not got it to act up doing the same so far??? Trouble codes: B1000 (b1001-), B1001 (u0073-), U0073 (u2103-), U2103 (u2107-), U2107 (u2109-), U2109.
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