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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 19UUA66274
This car is my own. It always had a rough idle since I bought it from a customer. Previous customer overheated it. Since then I did head gaskets, valve adjustment, injectors & plugs. The engine idles rough and seems to have progressed to a slight stumble when ...
2004 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L hesistation VIN: 4USBT53484
Hello BMW techs This car has very low mileage,customer stated that SES warning light was flashing while driving and engine started to hesitate, thereafter they turn off the engine and the car run fine, SES warning light is not on and engine did not malfunction... Trouble codes: P00, 101 (150 bmw code mass air or volume range perfomance), P0131
1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L speedometer VIN: 1G4G567143
at times with engine running or not usually first start of the day but only does it once every week or so the speedo will bounce and the Transmission solenoids will shift. If you are driving acts like the trans is shot shifts in and out. If you turn off and o...
2005 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L electronic temp control VIN: 1G4HR54K05
To all who out there please help with this problem, it seems like something is wrong with the electronic temp control unit but we have no idea how to check this component, even with the temp turn all the way to max high which is 92 Degree F the compressor is s...
2000 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L windows VIN: KNJPT06H5P
Lost all power to windows, locks power mirrors. Roof works. Checked the fuse panel all fuses good no sign corrosion. Suspect problem with ground (multiple systems). There is no water on the passenger floor (becm). There is also no illumination to the switches ...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W6S
Hi everyone and thank you for reading this. I am getting my butt kicked on this one. Idles ok, runs good full throttle but runs like crap at cruising speeds. almost undriveable. It runs like the distributor is a tooth off. we have reset the distributor twice t... Trouble codes: P345
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16R8X
Vehicle came in from another shop running lean, Found fuel pressure below specs, Other shop had put cheap fuel pump in, Customer took vehicle back to them and they put in a/c delco fuel pump. Runs great now but PO420 code keeps returning, Converter back pressu... Trouble codes: P0420
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L brakes VIN: 1GCGG29R7X
could this be the master or possibly the prop valve , vehicle has hydroboost found no info on this system
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23163
Intermittent P1404 closed EGR performance fault. Light reoccurring more frequently now. Vacuum pump little noisy, but provided consistent 25" of vacuum. Tested vent solenoid and throttle solenoids, ok. Inspected all vacuum hoses, ok. Replaced EGR valve. Light ... Trouble codes: P1404
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 Avenger ES 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AU52NXT
Have a re-occuring PO300 with no drivability concern. IAT 170f or above. Hooked up a pressure guage between the back pressure transducer port and egr valve. In Park, no load, 2000 rpm, thought I might see 1 pound or slightly above??? for exhaust back pressure,...
1997 Dodge Caravan 3.0L no power VIN: V17823H23V
this van came to us from another shop with no power theay put new trans new fuel pump spark plugs wires still no power came to us we have removed the exhust still the same fuel psi. 45 to 50 at idle driving the same we have removed the timing covers to ck timm...
2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Misfire VIN: AB3AG42G43
i have a stratus coupe 2,4 sohc timing belt broke i know its an interference engine but did the usual put belt on to see if any head damage had occured started engine misfire 3 cylinder checked compression all cylinders 179-185 number 3 has 180 no leak down te...
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Trans shift VIN: 1B3HB48B07
Hello. I have had this Caliber for aprox 3 weeks, it is a friends car. VERY intermitently the check engine light pops on ,feels like trans goes into a limp in mode, wont accelerate over 30mph. Pull over ,shut off, let sit,start up all is well again. It has hap...
1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L no shift VIN: 1FTJW35F6S
Have a 1995 F-350 powerstroke with an E4OD. The truck wont automaticaly up shift but will down shift, you can manualy up shift to 3rd gear, and to go in to OD you need to shift to neutral and back to OD. We have replaced PCM, had it to our trans shop that rebu...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNF21S4X
Truck drove in running with rod knocking, replaced engine with Jasper and now won't start. It will hit a few times for a sec or two then starts killing injector pulse. If you crank again without returning the key to off you get nothing. Cycle the key it will t... Trouble codes: 1000 (OBD checks incomplete)
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L parking lights VIN: 1FMZU77E73
If the parking lights are turned on, they cannot be turned off. If you use the keyfob to open the vehicle the parking lights come on and cannot be turned off. I have tried disconnecting the GEM, the headlight switch and dimmer switch, all to no avail. If I rem...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18L03
this vehicle had a bad pcm so we ordered a new pcm from the dealer and flashed the new pcm. we also bought a new key from the dealer and programmed it.the vehicle will start fine, after about 5 mins the fuel pump will lose power. (from the computer).we will re... Trouble codes: B1602, B1602, P0231
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L pressures VIN: 1FDNS24L74
i have this hotel conversion van e250 with a dual ac unit. my low side pressure is 65 psi and my high side is 250. the lines are cold and condensating at both evaporators. i have already replaced both oriface tubes, compressor, and dryer. any help would be app...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No power VIN: 1FDAW57P44
there is no power what so ever, we have replaced the turbo charger acuator solenoid, fuel pressure is good. Trouble codes: P132B
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FAFP522X4
Thanks in advance everybody. This taurus came to us with the fuel gauge inop. Code b1204 in icm and p0462 in pcm. I jumped to conclusions and replaced the level sensor. No go obviously. So i followed the test for the b1204 code to a tee. I have a good signal f...
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L Front wheel drive VIN: 1GKET16S14
About 6 months ago we changed the shift fork and return spring in the 4*4 intermediate shift bearing housing because of inoperative front wheel drive. The Envoy went out and all was well. This week the car was towed in because the customer tried to back out t...
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK23U15
Hi everybody. I have this GMC truck that keeps turning on the MIL light for a knock sensor code ( P0332 ), I researched IATN history for this code and found 5 responses mostly pertaining to the TSB for water intrusion at the rear sensor. We removed the intake ... Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock sensor two voltage low/shorted)
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEJ8640Y
Rechecked the wire to the knock sensor still tests okay. Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor fault)
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Electric load detector VIN: 1HGEM22961
Looking for general information on this one. Have this code P1298 Electric load detector high voltage. All of our test point to this being bad. Dealer is telling us that it has to be replaced with the underhood fues panel. I am sure this right but just want to...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGEM22971
My problem is the timing belt tensioner setup because according to alldata you should install the belt counterclockwise now by doing this the other side of the belt was loose and by turning the engine two time counterclockwise the crankshaft gear move away fro...
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L 2/3 shift VIN: 1HGCG6678A
trans has a delay when shifting into gear. After driving for a little while starts shifting eraticliy, especailly on downshift 3/2.p0700 p0730 p1738 p1739. D flashes when problem occurs. Any help would be greatfull anyone come across this problem? It seems to ...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L lLF door actuator VIN: JHLRD78812
will the door latch have to be removed to replace the drivers door lock actuator?
2004 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Shift Interlock VIN: 2HKYF18684
Dear techs 04 pilot in shop with inop shift interlock.hooked up hds and pcm is seeing brake signal but not disconnecting park shift interlock.checked all wiring to pcm and will activate with a ground supplied.checked pin terminals to ecm looked good.wondering ...
2004 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L 2nd to third shift VIN: 2HKYF185X4
We have this Honda 5 speed automatic in with the "D" light flashing and a Tranny code P0778(23-020)= A/T Clutch press control solenoid valve B circuit. Trans is in limp-home mode. Customer stated it was jerking upon acceleration. I followed the flow chart for ...
2007 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Rear of vehicle VIN: JHLRE48337
Hope someone out there can help. Vehicle has a vibration going down the road. Starts to be noticeable at about 30mph. By 40, it's excessive but it's something you hear more than feel - especially with the rear windows open. The rotational frequency of the vibr...
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...
2003 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA24CX3
Car exhibits a surge intermittently that has the feel of rich running. The rich codes have been flagging for a while for the other shop. Below is a summary of what I have checked. It feels like I am missing something. Scanned with IDS and AutoEnginuity. P0172... Trouble codes: P0172 (A bank 1 combustion too rich.), P0175 (B Bank 2 combustion too rich.), P0455 (EVAP leak detected large)
1944 Jeep mb 134CID Mechanical VIN: 3488340000
Good morning guys, We have a wwII vet that owns a 1944 Willys MB Jeep that has an engine problem that has us stumped. Hope someone out there has some experience on these. Jeep has 130psi on every cylinder, ignition pattern looks great on scope, runs great to ...
2007 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on, Abs and esp, bas VIN: 1J4GL49K37
Thanks in advance for any help. Real problem child. Vehicle was taken 4 wheeling by young girl. And drove into a ravine. Mom drove nest day and the abs light bas and esp light and check engine light came on pulled codes and had no comm. With the ecm abs steeri... Trouble codes: U1110 (Loss of communication with abs module), U1121 (No wheel speed message), U1120 (No wheel distance message), U0141
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs/tc/hdc lights VIN: SALTY1244X
I'm running out of ideas on this troublesome ABS system and I'm gonna start pulling my hair out soon. I was fully expecting the ABS repair kit to solve the first 3 codes (if not the fourth, too) like the last 10 kits I've put in. Now I'm at a loss for where to...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L Starting VIN: JT8UF11E8L
car was towed from another shop.engine will not turn over with the key.bypass starter relay engine turns over and starts for a few seconds then dies. also bypass fuel pump relay so the fuel pump runs all the time engine still starts and stalls. i think the pro...
1990 Lincoln Continental 3.8L air ride suspension VIN: 1LNLM9844L
Car came in with a right rear noise complaint. After inspection, we found that somebody had installed a front strut assembly on the right rear of the car. I ordered and installed a new strut. The strut was completely deflated when I got and installed it. After...
2003 Lincoln LS LSE 3.0L harsh shift VIN: 1LNHM86S23
please guys need you on this one! this car came from a another shop. they change the transmission. and the transmission pressure suppose to be at 9psi at 123 bhut its always at 63 psi. like limp mode but no code at all.but i see that the trotlle by wire on neu...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L suspension VIN: 5LMFU27R73
@ times front will drop 2 ground cycle the key will raise up 2 normal height ck resis on rear sensor no change when moving arm on any pin , the data screen showing to have over 2 millon voltage only on the rear (go figure) but the rear is not the issue . got a...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S24
Trying to perform TSB 05-14-4 and already installed tps kit, trying to flash pcm and it says need build data, when I try to log onto ford it cant find build data, im in the FMP/IDS program and it says tryng to locate on net but it has been saying gathering dat... Trouble codes: P2106 (p2135-), P2135
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
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E2S
car came in with check engine light customer state that car will stall intermittenly so we check for codes found code 24 so we replace crank sensor clear code and return car to customer 2 weeks later customer came back with check engine light pull code 19 and ... Trouble codes: 19 (fuel injectior circuit fault from fuel controle system), 24 (crankshaft position sensor signal fault from fuel ignition controle system)
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J95
looking for some information on this little gem. car came in with slack chain. replaced the chain and tensioner and fired her back up. after some driving then sitting at idle it would turn on the cel and start to run rough. pulled a code p0304. ran compression... Trouble codes: P0303
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU55FXV
Hello techs i have this 1997 mercury montaineer with code p0442 i have smoked the system 3 times no leaks.check all evap components they all work,replace vacuum line from purge to intake,replace one side of the canister,new purge valve.ive remove the lines and... Trouble codes: P0442 (Small evap leak)
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GSL 4.6L Heated seat VIN: 2MEHM75W55
This Grand comes in with not heated seat operation on the drivers side. Do a ohm test on the element and found now continuity on the two wires for the element. (done at the element connector) Get a new element from Ford still no continuity on the element like ...
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N4DL01D2X
This is more of an interchange question for those of you who are familiar with the Nissan Altima. It looks like the KA24DE is an ever popular engine in the Nissan family. This particular engine used to burn oil, but arrived yesterday with a dead cylinder. Cyl ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y31
Help all Nissan techs! This pathfinder has a new cam position sensor and variable valve timing solenoid. When we look at live data the left bank cam shows 109 degrees and never changes. The right bank is at zero and will retard slightly on acceleration. We wil... Trouble codes: P1145 (Left bank camshaft position sensor)
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Timing chain VIN: 1G2JB524XX
We had this vehicle towed in 4 months ago for a no start. Found a broken timing chain. Made the repair and it ran fine. After 4 months its towed in again for the same condition. Now R&R and another new chain and gear set it runs fine. My question is... has any...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2NW52E62
running out of ideas. car hesitates and feels like it has low power under medium accelerate. under full throttle the car runs fine and it idles perfect. Unplug the EGR and the car runs perfect. i have scope the both crank sensors and cam. scope ignition also, ...
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Safety VIN: YS3FD59Y26
Thank you for reading this. This car was towed in with a locked steering column and the message "Steering Lock Malfunction". In addition: 1. The instrument illumination lights around the radio and hvac controls were lit. 2. Ignition key will not turn. We sca...
2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Failsafe, AT temp light flashing VIN: 4S3BE635X3
Car came in with MIL on and A/T oil temp light flashing. Trans is in failsafe and not shifting. Pulled codes PO778 - Pressure control solenoid B and PO137 - O2 voltage low B1S2. Cleared codes and PO778 comes back as soon as the car is started. I checked resist...
1996 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport 1.8L all gauge except speedo VIN: JS3TD21V8T
Car came in with no start, basic testing reveal fuel pump dead. Replace fuel pump along with fuel filter. Start up next morning found the tach are dead, fuel gauge show full, and temp gauge all the way to hot. I am sure the gauges were working correctly before...
1985 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Alignment VIN: JT3FJ60G0F
I know there is no factory way to adjust camber/caster but does anyone know of an aftermarket kit or way to cheat camber. The left front is over one degree more negative than the right front causing a definite pull to the right. Any suggestions? thanks
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L converter, 1-2 shifts VIN: 3VWBK21C21
Hi, VW techs & euro techs, I have a problem with this 2001 new beetle and I need your help. Customer bought this beetle online at the beginning of this year with couple trouble codes stored and had the "MIL" LED disable from dash. Now it failed California smog...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Steering VIN: 3VWDT71K06
Hi, This car came in with a noise in the front end. I Came to the conclusion that the noise was a wheel bearing. I replaced the bearing with a premium aftermarket bearing. The noise is gone now but the steering assist light is illuminated on the dash. Amber in...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Front Signals VIN: WVWAK73C16
Hi VW techs, This one has no front signals in front bumper. Another shop diagnosed as a body control module but could not program it. That's where we came in, we used software and it programmed fine using the old coding off the original module. But we ...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Hard start VIN: YV1LS552T1
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this one. I had the vehicle in last week and the customer stated that the vehicle would crank excessively at times when the tank was full of gas and seemed to have this problem until the tank was near a half tank. Sh...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS97D7X
Vehicle came in as a no crank no start. I plugged our autologic into it and found code 720a. I cleared to code and tried to start it and nothign happen but the code came back. While looking at the autologic it said that there were zero keys coded to the car an... Trouble codes: 720A
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L EVAP System VIN: YV1TS92D92
Code: P0442 = ECM-400c | ECM400C | ECM 400C ECM-400C - FUEL SYSTEM LEAK. MINOR LEAK. ---LAST FOUND 17 OP-CYCLES AGO. ---FIRST FOUND 17 OP-CY AGO. ---ACTIVE FAULT FOUND 1 TIMES. Previously we tested/pressurized the EVAP system from the solenoid connection near...

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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L No Start VIN: WAULC68E34
First off thanks for info most really helpfull. In the end when the the pins 1 and 2 were crossed whe the broken wires were fixed at ccrank sensor conector. I could no find my origanal wiring shcmatic still my fault nun the less, once corected it did start it... Trouble codes: P0322.
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, no throttle VIN: WBAVB13526
This one is fixed and down the road today. Thanks to all that replied. I recieved information pointing to throttle relearn, battery learn, open throttle body, try a capacitive discharge of system and clear codes, and check the connections at the power distrib... Trouble codes: 2AB4, 2A3F, 2F0D, 2A38.
2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB77588
checked the Low Pressure line pressure as Erik advised, it was about 6 bar(85psi). unplugged the LP sensor, and the fault changed to an open circuit fault, so the wiring was ok. installed a new sensor, and the fault cleared. LP pressure now varied from 65 to 7... Trouble codes: 29F3, 29CF, 29CE, 29CC.
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L engine VIN: 11G4CW54K8
Replaced intake gaskets and plenum ,flushed system and its fixed.
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Speedo VIN: 1G6CD5330L
Thank you very much It is a cluster problem, checked signal at connector 2 pin 11 and has good 12 volt square wave signal from the pcm to the cluster. Signal did not go way when the speedo dropped out. Customer decided not to repair at this time.
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1G6KD54Y1V
Thanks for the replies, I used Auto Xpress Tech, got the cluster back, installed, worked good, very reasonable price...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19KXS
After banging my head on the wall for a few hours and checking and rechecking my repairs and wiring I decided to cut off the new aftermarket ignition module harness and reinstall the old broken one and it fired right up. I did have a square waveform at the PC...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, no power VIN: 2GCEK19R6W
Well thank you to all who replied. Sorry about the delay for closing this post. Well, I tried the donor MAF with no results. So yesterday I adjusted the valves 1\4 turn past clicking. The idle was smooth right away. All of the valves where 3\4 to 1 turn too ti...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W91
Thanks to all for the replies. We figured out what was going on yesterday, and then this morning an e-mail from Junior [...] was right on. We found the crank sensor signal to be the issue, when we pulled the old sensor noticed the reluctor had been makin... Trouble codes: P0304, P0300.
2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L head light VIN: 1GCCS14113
I finally found the problem at the main fuse box. The contacts at the bottom of the fuse box is partiallly corroded . After diconnecting all plugs, clean and plug them back tightly, re-test the light system, all is well. This fuse box has three layers in it. I...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L very long crank VIN: 3GNFK16Z84
customer pulled truck and took to dealer. was told that a 3rd fuel pump took care of problem. i can't beleive that we got 2 defective a/c delco fuel pumps. thanks for all the help.
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.0L Brake Pedal VIN: 1GCHK24U16
Customer is going to have us flush power steering system when he comes in for next service. He will let us know from there. Will post more info if it becomes available. Thanks to all who replied!
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2C8GT54L43
Finally this headache is out of my shop! Replies were varied and most people have run into burned valves on these engines so I rechecked my leakdown. A few also said to try a running compression check, but I have never been able to find anything that way, mayb... Trouble codes: P0301.
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Cv Axle VIN: 3A8FY58B26
Sorry for the delay in closing this but we had "bigger fish to fry". After doing the tune-up and injector flush this car ran much better and got progressively better the more it was driven. The car had virtually no vibration at the two speeds quoted even under...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B4GP25391
well turns out that there was a harness problem i had a 5 volt bleed into the drive side of #2 inj. coming in from somewhere in the harness. with cust permission to avoid an expensive repair and confirm a fix , I cut the driver wire @ injector and wired it dir... Trouble codes: P0202, P0122.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX33F1Y
Thanks fellow techs for sharing your expertise. As Ryan from British Columbia suggested, I found a scope to test with. The scope immediately showed me what I had missed with my fluke 88. The IDM was putting out about 120v and the wave spiked for only one o... Trouble codes: P1670, P0380, P0340, P0470, P1211.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L burning oil VIN: 1FTSX31F4Y
Not yet fixed. My strategy did not work, the engine continues to burn oil. The truck will be here next week for another go at it. Unfortunately, the time for this posting is expiring and I have to close this request. I will post the eventual fix in the rep...
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Gem module VIN: 2FTPX18L61
Thank you everybody for your help. I fixed the drain, in the end I found some remote car starter wiring was keeping the Gem alive. I had to wire it differently. The disarm signal wire( door lock cyl signal) and keypad wire were t'eed in together trickin...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP36312
I followed the predominant advice and replaced the front right side engine mount. It was the sided that the vibration felt most pronounced when laying my hands near it while the motor was idling and vibrating. It was also the easiest to access for replacement....
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU93173
Thanks for all that replied. We had the wiring harness routed wrong and that allowed the number 2 and number 6 coils to be plugged in wrong and not know it. Put harness in correct place and coils plug in as they should be and now works fine. Trouble codes: P0304.
2006 Ford LCF C450 4.5L Misfire VIN: 45U6894I49
Well Great News or bad depends what end of the counter you are on. First found that it was oil burning and not diesel do to the fact of smell so i went with a temp test do to injector balance being n/a and then had nothing so went with my gut and pulled the r...
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Classic SL 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTHC29U67
This truck is fixed, I think. Here's what happened. The first post I got said to unplug the front O2 sensors and watch the injector pulse width, which I did. Then the symptom changed from leaning out to just dying after it ran for about 2 hours in my bay. Plug... Trouble codes: P0452.
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L no start VIN: 2HGED6350M
Here's the fix: ignitor and new rotor got the wheels rolling. The rotor had melted to the shaft and aligned itself impropperly. I checked the position of the rotor with no. 1 cylinder at tdc on compression and it was more or less a quarter rotation away from t...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV51E33
Thanks for the replies, Christopher from Iowa put us on the right track. The timing chains were stretched/had too much play causing excessive fluctuation to sensors. Customer had head gasket job recent, possible too much shave off of heads. Customer taking... Trouble codes: P0345.
2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L AC System VIN: KNDUP13295
Thank you to all that replied. We had ordered an OE front expansion valve in the beginning. It had been installed before so we did not use it. We used an aftermarket valve. We installed an OE Valve and so far no complaints. Thank you again for being so helpful...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Balance shaft? VIN: SALNY22282
Thanks for the responses everyone. It was the water pump making all the noise. My local expert was talking way over his head about the balance shafts. he truly had no clue what he was talking about and made the whole conversation up off the top of his head but...
2009 Land Rover LR2 HSE 3.2L power takeoff pulley VIN: SALFS24N78
Hello Again This is a "maybe"fix.I installed a new pulley,bolt and coupler using sleeve cylinder loctite on the shaft and pulley as suggested by a member. I was able to discuss this problem with a dealer service manager via the parts manager.He said that...
2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1LNHM82W36
thanks to all the responses,especially joe with the test of power at the controller. the speed controller was defenitly bad and this fixed the car. again i cant say enough about iatn,best website out there for techs needing help
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L transmission VIN: WDBNG75J32
Greetings fellow techs. I am happy to report that I have fixed the no shift Mercedes. Many of you had good suggestions. In the end I ended up getting a new transmission module. Interesting that a lot of people said that the module had to be "VIN coded". I got ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1DA31D02
I feel like a dumb a$%, but I'll share this fix with everyone here:) It was an alternator. System voltage is so high sometimes(up to almost 18-volt) ECM just shuts down throttle movement for some reason. I think high voltage caused ECM to just go into fail...
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada LE 5.6L brake booster VIN: 5N1AA08A34
thank you to all who took the time to reply. over all this was a very simple brake booster to replace campared to most others. took around 60 min. actual time, although i did end up having to remove the abs modulator. thanks again for the insite.
2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L fuel gauge, volt gauge,abs light VIN: 1N4BA41E16
the a/c would not work eith and i went to a/c tech bullitins and found out these cars have a problem if people put money on radio screen it will fall into a/c control panel amp and it controls the gauges also.i took it out and found money in it and took it apa...
2006 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Cruise Lamp VIN: 4S4BP86C26
Replacing both fuel level sensors took care of the problem. The Ohms kept getting glitchy when you moved the float up and down. Thanks for all your help everyone!
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4TAUN61C3S
Thanks for all the help guys. The problem was a front aftermarket o2 sensor that was staying lazy on the rich to lean count but fast switch from lean to rich. Installed factory o2 and all is perfect.
2000 Toyota Tundra 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TBBT4410Y
Ok first of all it was a 4.7l. Sorry that was my fault. Now for the rest of the story. It just so happened one day that a cutomer showed up for service one days and guess what he has. Yep an identical truck (although his was running) and we put the possible ba...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V42
i forgot to tell about the maf sensor that was the first thing that i replaced , i even try another ecm from another running good car problem remains present,ltft b1 climbs realy fast,i decided look at the valves bingo there are 2 cylinder leaking ,but it ne... Trouble codes: 171 (B1 lean).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L head lights VIN: WVWSL61J74
thank you all for your replies. I went back at this thing with a clear head after a bad case of track wiring diagrams. I found that the wiring diagram I was looking at was without daytime running lights. After looking at the correct diagrams I was more clear ...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L rear calipers VIN: WVWLK93C27
This one is fixed!!! I appreciate all the input. i ended up removing both rear calipers and providing 12v to the caliper motor from an external source. i ran the two calipers in and out. I ended up leaving the pistons in the in position to accomidate the n...
2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Parking Brake VIN: WVWAK73C98
Well this one is still a puzzle. Car is a lease and customer will be returning to the dealer to have it diagnosed/fixed. All the help offered is very much appreciated, tried everything that was suggested. It just was a very frustrating deal when there is so...
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