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2003 Audi TT 1.8L Climate control panel VIN: TRUTC28N2Y
Hello Gentlemen, We have an 03 Audi TT that we replaced the timing belt and water pump on yesterday. This morning the customer called to say he had no heat, and it acts as if the a/c is on constantly. We have verified his complaint and he is correct. The clim...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Alternator VIN: WBADN6346Y
I have this car in here to replace the alternator. My question is how do I remove this one from the engine. I know that sounds stupid, but I've looked on alldata under several different years and models and I can't find one with this type alternator on it. The...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown
car came in with trans in fail safe, check engine light on and abs/dsc lights on. had a code for the thermostat and a lot of CAN communication codes in dme, dsc/abs and trans. the dsc/abs also had a code for rotation line sensor. found thermostat leaking into ...
2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L headlight inop VIN: WBAEK73494
Hi BMW gurus, This car has got me stumped so over a week and I can not tell, what's wrong with it. Car was in for F/R right headlight inop. Customer bought all the parts belong to the headlight. So we did replaced all the above mentioned parts. After replacing...
2005 BMW 320i 2.2L Tis is a 4 cylinder engine
Hallo , I hope somebody can help.First for your info, this is not a 6 cylinder, but a 4 cylinder engine with valvetronic. We have got this vehicle in and it makes a ratlle kind of noise from the top of the engine.(through rev range).First we thought it might b...
1986 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G4HR3737G
Looking for some help. This customer was referred to me to diagnose the rough idle and slight misfire around 45 mph. I checked everything with the labscope as you can see above. I had a problem with the aftermarket MAF reading 9 gps at 1000 rpm. Customer had a...
1992 Buick Roadmaster 5.7L Accessories VIN: 77NR454198
so i have a good one here i did a intake gasket the other day did job car starts and runs good went to put the heater on to see if i got all the air out of cooling sistem and car stared to stall out when on test drive to see what is going on and car acted like...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L gauges VIN: 1GYEK63N42
hi every one i have this 2002 cadillac excalade that the fuel gauge-shift indicator dont work also the batt light comes on and abs light and air bag lights come on i also cant comunicate with any of the modules or pcm with my modis but when i plug in a cheap h...
2004 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L driver seat VIN: 1G6KD54Y24
I need some guidance on this one. Driver heated and cooled seat inop. This seat uses a heat and cool motor under the seat and in the seat back.No body codes and seat is inop in both modes. When turning on the heat or cool mode the module under the seat clicks ...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Odometer VIN: 1G1AY0788E
Hi, this has been a very tough one for me, everything works on the cluster but the odometer. We have speedometer and getting signal from speedsensor. Installed different dash from place that repairs dash but no change what did i miss. Thanks john
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L low power under load VIN: 1GKFK16K0R
origional complaint was lack of power or bogging when HOT. Truck had been tuned at another shop prior to comming here. We found the fuel filter almost plugged (175,[...]) We changed filter, fuel pump and strainer. Truck came back 2 days later same problem. ... Trouble codes: 44 (lean)
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Silverado 6.5L Cruise Control VIN: 2GCFK29S5R
This cruise will always set, but will always stop working. Sometimes after 2 seconds, sometimes after a few minutes. I took my genyses scan tool with for a test drive and monitored the brake switch, cruise switch, and vehicle speed. I recorded my drive. When I...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13WXV
Vehicle was sitting in garage and wouldnt crank over. towed in and have no power to anything except radio when you turn key on! light and all work so does blower. No Dash and no PCM comm. Help as Tech in looking for some Dynamite to blow it up! thanks Jimmy
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK14M7W
Hey guys I just have a few questions about this 1998 k1500 truck. It has the 5.0 in it. Im getting the code p0300 multi misfire. Hook scan tool up to it. At idle it misses on 7 allot once and awhile 1. When you bring the rmp up to 3500 7 and 1 will clear up an... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L 1-2,3-4 shift hard VIN: 1GNFK16T01
Vehicle came in with hard 1-2 and 3-4 shift with a P0748 code stored for the Pressure control solenoid electrical. Replaced the PCS and problem still there. Original PCS ohmed out to 10 ohms and the spec is 3-7 ohms. Also, when monitoring data on the scan tool...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L transfer VIN: 1GCGK23U54
Truck came in for lights on selector switch changing to auto 4wd. The control module was replaced and programed but customer return with pretty much the same complaint. I found when cycling the ignition not all lights on selector switch would like as supposed ...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L front diff VIN: 2GCEK19V66
Hey, I have a 06 Silverado with a manual transfercase (NVG 261) that goes into 4x4 on its own while driving down the road. The customer states that after pulling off the road and moving the shifter into 4x4 mode and back into 2x4 mode everythings fine. This is...
2008 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3L Surge VIN: 2G1WD58C08
This vehicle is driven by a traveling salesman for long stretches of time (over the mountains each day)about 2 1/2 hours one way. The complaint is that when he is driving over Afton mountain (and we have dulicated this complaint once here in Richmond on an inc...
1995 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Engine VIN: 2B3HD56T05
Car came in on the hook, looks like timing belt and water pump. My question is, is this and interference engine or not? Don't want to waste time with a belt if it is junk. Let go at highway speeds, have never done one of these. Thanks Don [...]
2004 Chrysler 300M 3.5L tire pressure monitor VIN: 2C3HE66G64
"bad tire monitor" came on. I have retrained 3 times. Horn peeps after each of the 5 wheels and reads "tires retrained" but when the vehicle is started tire monitor comes on again. Any thoughts appreciated.
2008 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L steering/suspension VIN: 1C3LC55R78
Hi guys, thanks for reading this. This sebring convertible is making a clicking noise, when driving slowly, or turning slowly, coming to a stop or taking off from a stop. Mostly on left side. Has an oilcan or pop feel. Searched for the noise with a chassis ear...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R3W
this car has an intermittent relay clicking problem, the fuel pump relay and the asd relay clicks like crazy at times even with the engine running, engine will run rough and then it will go away like nothing has happened. it came from another shop, they said i... Trouble codes: P1388 (Autoshutdown relay control circuit), P0354 (Ignition coil 4 primary circuit), P0356 (Ignition coil 6 primary circuit)
1998 Dodge Stratus 2.4L right front brakes VIN: 1BE3J46X2W
This vehicle came in with the front brake on the passenger side metal to metal and the drivers at 10% remaining we replaced the rotors, calipers and front pads. One week later it returned with the passenger side completely gone and the rotor scored. We could n...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES46C2Y
I have this Neon that will start when the cam sensor is unplugged, but will not start when cam sensor is plugged in. I get the P0622 every time I try to start the vehicle. I unhooked the Alternator and still no change. I decided to diagnose the one and only co... Trouble codes: P0622 (Generator field not switching), P1388 (Asd relay control circuit malfunction)
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7GG22X41
This vehicle will display lack of power and backfire in the intake plenum upon initial acceleration ,particlularly after a short shut off period ,hot soak.It will then run fine for a period of time . It will randomly start to miss at idle and then clear up all...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L EVAP system VIN: 2D4GP44R63
Hello, Techs. Have another one. I think I know what it is but want to bounce this one off of you guys. This vehicle keeps setting EVAP leak codes. I smoked it from front to back and no visible leaks showed them selves. Tested the gas cap and it passed. Checked...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7KU28D03
sent here by another shop hemi pickup has major hesitation just off idle .. does this have 2 tps s my scanner shows 2 one starts at .69 volts and goes up the other starts at 4.29 and goes down ...it is starting below the min. voltage and going down ... the ace...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Surge VIN: 1D7HU18N55
Vehicle surges at idle. RPM ranges from 800RPM to 1200RPM. Also when driving vehicle at 30MPH you can feel the vehicle surge. There are no codes stored. Data stream showed 7% EGR flow at idle before EGR replacement. Now shows 0% flow at idle. The idle air cont...
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, lost vacuum on EGR VIN: 1FALP52U9N
Hello,Iam MAX & am working on taurus that has problem on EGR lost vacuum at 25 mph.I was checking DPFE sensor & looks ok.If somebody has any idea, THANKS.
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10U9N
Seems like me and Ford driveability just don't get along! Vehicle had not been run in over 6 months. Vehicle will not start, and backfires through the intake. I got this vehicle from the customer after they tried to extract a broken thermostat bolt. Lower ma...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Driveline VIN: 1FBSS31L7W
98 e350 with a vibration. At about 40mph it starts and feels like a driveshaft vibration. You feel it in the steering wheel, seat and floor. After 40 mph goes away until you get up to about 65 mph and above. Then you really feel it in the steering wheel. I hav...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Dies after start up VIN: 1FTNX20F3X
This truck will start and die if it sits for three days or longer...The HPOP resivor is lossing its prime...I replaced the HPOP as that has fixed this problem for me in the past...I did find a crack in the timing cover and replaced it also...The truck still ha...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V7Y
Flex fuel sensor appears to be bad. Fuel injecter pulse with is extremly high. What my question is does anybody know of a way to get around the sensor? Or have a good source for a replacement. thanks in advance for your input. Trouble codes: P0176 (flex fuel sensor)
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FMDA5343Y
Hi this van came in misfire, hesitation at idle(rpm up and low) we scan it fount three code, did tune up. Still does hesitate. Disconnect the maf s , unplug bank 2 o2 sensor no difference. Current code is p0174. O2 upstream pattern look good. But (downstream b... Trouble codes: P0174 (LEAN cylinder bank 2)
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU01418
Car came in with misfire. cyls 4 & 6 dead. Coils are good, plugs good, compression good, injectors good, injectors receiving signal to fire, removed valve cover and all looks good, fuel pressure & volume good, cat seems good,no misfire codes setting. Pulling m... Trouble codes: P0161
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FTRW07671
Just checking to see if anybody has seen this problem before.ford f-150 4.6 litter.belongs to my uncle ,truck smoke heavy on start up like once a week,he does not know if smoke is white or blue but is not black.engine oil and coolant level are ok not low.i hav...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L hub VIN: 3FTNX21L93
This vehicle came in with a shudder which felt like driving over a rumble strip. It would usually occur after hitting a small bump at around 35 mph and hearing a clunk underneath. The shudder lasted just a few seconds. Checked the whole steering, suspension, c...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21P43
First of all thank you for any information/advice in advance. We have a No start on the 6.0 diesel. Observed the flollowing reading. FICMLPWR 12.5 v , FICMM PWR 48.0 v, FICM SYNC switch from no to yes while cranking and cranking RPM is 200. Did the injector bu... Trouble codes: P2614 (CMP /Open), P2617 (CKP/ Open)
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L low coolant VIN: 1FMRU15W63
6 months ago, the customer noticed low coolant or leak. I replaced the leaking water pump and told him he should replace the radiator. Radiator finally replaced 2 days ago, to solve the 1/2 gallon of coolant every 200 miles. No other leaks ever show up. Custom...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No power under load VIN: 1FTSX21585
There is no power when engine warms up and goes closed loop. When the truck is first started, it will spin tires. There is some slight dieseling under a light load. This motor is starting to have lifter noise already. Fuel trims are close to perfect on both ba...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTSW21P76
Runs rough when cold and has very low power. nothing shows up on the self diagnostic tests. Don't see any problems in the datastream. Once it gets up to operating temp it runs great untill it sits overnight and cools down. Trouble codes: P2269 (water in fuel)
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPW14V57
Truck drove in here with codes for cam position both banks and both cam sensors unplugged so engine would run without rattling. I removed front cover and found the crankshaft sensor ring had been damaged by timing chain rubbing against it, the shop that instal...
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.0L ABS module VIN: 1FMEU53K97
Hi folks Thank you in advance for any help. Vehicle came in with an ABS light on left front speed sensor missing. Scanned system and no left front speed sensor readings. Replaced sensor, road test with scan tool to monitor speed sensors. Drove about three mile...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L Takes off VIN: 1FDAF56R08
Truck came in with loud fuel knock and no power. Truck was also overfull of oil and exhaust smells like too much fuel. Cylinders 1,2,6&8 were +/- 16 not close to 0 like the other cylinders on the short term fuel trim. Powerbalace is always high on cylinders 1&...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 6.4L Noise VIN: 1FTWX31R78
I have this 6.4l and it came to me with a noise. The noise is coming from the air box sounds like exguast is being pumped into the air filter. Also the downpipe is tight but leaks exguast. We thought egr was stuck open but removed and is closed and sealing. Th...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L shifting VIN: 1HGCB7658M
Vehicle will be driving (or idling) fine one minute and the next the green S light on the dash will appear intermittently and will make the vehicle's transmission feel like it is holding back from a shift. It happens in the rain on warm dry days in the snow......
1991 Honda Civic 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMEE2850S
Thanks to everyone in advance. All the help I have received in the past is tremendous. I have a 1991 civic that came in for a miss. Did a valve job on the head. Had a burnt valve in #4 cylinder. Put it all back together and started it and engine idles at 1500 ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
Help all Honda techs... First off sorry about not having the VIN. I'm writing this from home and didn't bring it. This Accord came in on the hook as a no start. Went out to it and tried to start it to see what it wasn't doing. What it did was run for 2-3second...
2007 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38297
most discriptions on p0154 indicate heater circuit malfunction causing no activity. have monitored white/black wire voltage and green/white wire for ground control. during a o2 sensor check the computer shuts off ground control turning cel on. computer is doin... Trouble codes: P0154 (B1 s2 no activity)
2002 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Right front caliper VIN: 1BE3J46X2W
This vehicle came in with the front brake on the passenger side metal to metal and the drivers at 10% remaining we replaced the rotors, calipers and front pads. One week later it returned with the passenger side completely gone and the rotor scored. We could n...
2004 Hyundai Sonata LX 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25H74
This car is hard to start and then will not rev up with up poping through the intake like it is starving for fuel.Fuel trims are at +30% and there are no vacume leaks that I can find.Fuel pressure is good if you pinch the return line off it runs much better an... Trouble codes: 171 (Lean), 174 (Lean)
1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Starter VIN: 4S2CY58V7P
I can't seem to find a correct wiring diagram for the start circuit on this Rodeo. The only thing I have available to me is Alldata and I've contacted them an received the information straight from Isuzu but's it still not correct. I wondered if anyone had a d...
2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L air suspension VIN: SAJWA73B34
Hello everyone, We have a 04 Jag with an air suspension issue. The customer was told his front air shocks were bad so he had us order some and then brought the car in when they came in. The front end was riding lower then normal and with his bigger wheels on t...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Fuel odor VIN: 1J4FJ68S8W
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic has an odor of fuel as soon as the vehicle is moving or when the tank is filled more than a quarter. No codes. Fuel pressure and volume good. New regulator/filter. Staining on tank near sending unit. Not sure if it is the sending uni...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GW48N83
Hi everybody, we really are having some fun with this truck. here is the deal: Customer came in to the shop with a complaint of a engine knock and rough running, he stated that some other shop had work on the truck and replaced the ignition coil #4 because the... Trouble codes: P0353 (Igition Coil primary circuit), P0354 (p0358-), P0358
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Engine
As previously stated customer overheated the engine because of a leaky water pump. Customer replaced water pump and then brought the car to us because it was running rough. Found blown head gasket as it had two dead cylinders(#2&4). Replaced head gaskets and s...
2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Power Windows VIN: XMDUP131X2
After replacing the belt and hoses, the power windows and power door locks would not operate. I did nothing to affect either of these and did nothing to any electrical system. I have the Snap-On Shop-Key program, but apparently Kia does not release info as to ...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8GK13T6R
car starts up and runs great . then theres a no start . theres good fuel presure ,spark,injpulse.acts like its out time. compression is good . Trouble codes: P1600
1999 Mazda FAMILIA 1600CC Hesitation, Surge VIN: BJ5W-11163
G,day all we have this vehicle in our workshop and are struggling to find any technical data on this engine. The vehicle is fitted with the zl engine equipped with variable valve timing. We have plenty of info on engine without vvt but none on engine with. Per...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 4.5 4.5L Misfire VIN: 1080681201
Hello all, This old Mercedes has one last issue before it leaves this place. It has a misfire on Cylinders 4 and 8. You guessed it, the injectors are not working on these two cylinders. I have removed and cleaned the contact points in the bottom of the distri...

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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Compressor VIN: 19UUA66214
The Ac control switch is just a momentary contact switch. I tried removing power from control head(switch assemblies plug into this) hoping it was some type of sync problem. No joy there. Comandered another TL from a used car dealer I know and swapped control ...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Smoking VIN: WBAGN3404D
Thanks for the ten replies to our help request. We see no evidence of internal engine failure, and I agree with most of the replies that there is still a problem with the crankcase ventilation system. I still do not see any definitive problem, so we will reins...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L theft VIN: 1G6KD54Y9W
I got a few replies, but all said not aware of a way to disconnect anti-theft, not easily anyway. I noticed the trunk open light was on with the key on. The latch was all tore up, the automatic pulldown wasn't working, but the trunk was adjusted so it would cl...
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L dome lights,chime, security light VIN: 2G1FP32P6T
Ended up taking to GM dealer and they installed a new BCM (like what we thought it was) works great now. thanks
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G1WT58K26
First of all thanks to all that replied.I tested the cap found that it was bad only held about 8psi.Also after talking with the customer again found that he was overfilling the overflow and with the bad cap causing the water to come out.Replaced the cap proper...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Transfer case VIN: 1GCEK19038
Sadly this problem has turned out to be so intermittent that I can't catch it acting up long enough to properly diagnose it. I strongly suspect that the position sensor in the shift motor assembly is at fault but don't have any data to back it up. Customer say...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L tcc VIN: 1B7HC13Z3V
the problem in this case was the wrong seals installed on the stator shaft. the rebuilder that did the trans. for us used seals that where too small and the fluid was bypassing them.
1999 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Front brakes VIN: 1B7GG22Y8X
I'm going to call this one a fix, I duplicated the noise from the LF, pushed the caliper back clamped off the hose noise was gone, so I cleaned/lubed everything on that brake, noise returned after a short test drive, but sounded like the RF. I pulled the RF w...
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Trans shift VIN: 1B3HB48B07
Thanks for all the responses. I cleaned the tcm ground in the lr quarter. Have not seen the problem since. Thanks for all responses. Dave.
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18298
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L 3-4 VIN: HORHB98487
Installed a Manual Lever Poss Switch, Runns great. thanks
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU32E6V
Thanks for your replies. It turned out to be an expansion plug in the craziest place. I had to remove the upper, and lower intakes, (which by the way are made of plastic, and have no coolant passing through them), and found a expansion plug on top of the engin...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Fluid level, operation VIN: 1FAFP53U41
This problem was more than a vent problem. We had the vent totally open and still couldn't add fluid. I had a concern with the trouble being a possible torque convertor problem. We removed trans and found splines intact. At this point I decided to just replace...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L chains? VIN: 1FMZU63K43
Apparently there was an oil feed tube on top of left head that was broken loose. We braised it on and everything is now fine. I had 5 replies which were no help.
1993 GMC K2500 Sierra 7.4L compressor VIN: 1GTGK29NXP
I told customer the best way to fix this is to replace condenser since he had this issue even before I worked on it. Since it's getting cooler he'll let me know when he wants to fix it. Until then I'll just have to wait and see. Thanks for all the inputs and I...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5631T
well folks replaced ecm and the car is gone.ended up re installing original distributor and still runs perfect.thanks for all the responces your info was all used one way or another.shopkey is looking into incorrect test values on test procedures. Trouble codes: P1381.
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Ac System VIN: 1HGEM22591
Thank again to all that responded.The problem ended up being the ecm. No ground signal to a\c clutch relay. Thanks again Alex J.
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: KM8SB12B83
Thanks for the quick responce. I replaced the throttle body from the original engine, and that took care of the odd surge. I did not see not see any visual differences, and I`m not really sure why that fixed it but it did. thanks again
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Fire VIN: 1JGZ58S9PC
i put in a new ecu and that fixed it but also had to install a new alt. so thanks fo all the help
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S44
Thanks to all that replied.After posting this yesturday I hooked my ohm meter to the sensor side (white wires).spec is 4.5 - 7 ohms. this thing was fine when hot/warm but dropped to 3.3 ohms as it cooled down.ordered a jeep replacement o2 sensor customer bring... Trouble codes: P0135.
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPV1645Y
First off thanks to everyone who took time to help with this problem child. I waited quite a while to get a matching body computer and engine management computer hoping this would solve any imobiliser issues, but when I got them I had the same problem with th... Trouble codes: P1510, P1551.
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering Rack VIN: JT8UF11E6M
Great responses from all. I flushed the system and bled it again and all seems well for now. I did ck the screens and they seemed to be clear. Dang Toyotas anyway. Thanks to all that replied.
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT8BF22G3V
I forgot all about this request being open. The Lexus stopped searching for an idle so the customer took the car but when it happens again we'll check the IAC and go from there. He just didn't want to start throwing parts at it since we couldn't get it to do i...
2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hydraulic Brake Booster Unit VIN: JT8BD69503
Thanks Guys, Measured the resistance of the solenoids in the abs unit. found all to be at or over the max specification. gave the customer the option to replace and he refused the repair. Thanks again for your assistance. John
1990 Lincoln Continental 3.8L air ride suspension VIN: 1LNLM9844L
Thank you everybody for your help. We have determined that the control module is not functioning. We tested every individual component and by themselves they all function properly. We're glad to finally have this thing figured out! Thanks again! P.S. Peekaboo ...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Blown Out Air Bag VIN: 5LMRU27L6W
ordered airbags through suncoreindustries, awsome people and prompt service. sorry for long responce been busy. thanks iatn people answer questions when not necsiarily tech help questions you guys are awsome
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMRU27A6X
As everyone said, the cover was just stuck. A little prying & it came right up. And as Chris said, the driver's side cover can be wiggled out from under the EGR tube. It's a tight fit, but it can be done. My misfire was on #7, & swapping coils with #6, moved... Trouble codes: P0307 (cylinder 7 misfire).
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Cams VIN: JM3ER29337
It turns out that the noise was not from the chain, tensioner or VVT. It seems to be coming from the intake. There is a shaft with butterfly valves in the intake manifold that is controlled by a vacuum chamber on the left side of the engine. Operating the v...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBEA30E3N
Thanks to all of the AITNers for the help. It was the overcharge relay. For the life of me I don't understand why it is called it a overgcharge relay and not a overload relay. I found no info on the actual operation of the relay. I guesse it is top secret and...
2001 Mercedes-Benz s320 3.2L abs,dash,can VIN: WDB2200260
Sent dash for repair.Mercedes nz never heard of this camp number. dash works,but still had display defective visit work shop. This was because of can comm error with engine esp and trans. Cleaned connections on all ecu's replaced brake light switch (because o...
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S9W
Thanks for all the replies, Mike from Georgia was dead on. After getting access to the plugs and inspecting the intake runner I noticed that all the ports were reduced to a pin hole. I removed the intake and thoroughly cleaned everything. The vehicle is back t... Trouble codes: P1402 (Egr system fault detectedrep).
2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Power Doorlocks, Windows And Seats VIN: 1N4AL11D25
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Stall VIN: 1G3NL52T31
problem was p0336 was stored , cleared code ,warmed up after hot would stall , would also start back up , code would return ,if you hold rpm up above 1200 rpm would stay running , after several tests per diag. charts, we replaced ckp sensor . tried to relearn ... Trouble codes: P0336 (Ckp sensor).
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Camshaft Alignment VIN: YS3FD79Y46
Thanks for all the suggestions. I found a tech at a Euro shop around town who was willing to spend some time with me showing me where to set my cams in relation to the head and also where to set my cam sprockets in relation to the camshaft. Vehicle turned ou...
2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
thanks for the replies and i have tried all that was suggested. unfortunately i am not sure if it is fixed or not. what i did was started over and checked for loose wiring bad grounds etc. i also took the big plug apart on the passenger side of the engine to c...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Stall VIN: 4TARN81A8R
the tip about the timing chain was dead on the head. didnt consider that seein as how the engine would run with out the mass wire connected. but, its slap wore out. guides gone and all. customer didnt think the truck was worth the money it would take to fix it...
1981 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.0L oil leaks VIN: WV2ZAO254B
Hey thanks to george,perri and ron for the input. The customer has decided to park this thing for a while. Never really found anybody wanted to work on this thing.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L coolant system
thanks to all for your help . problem was a failed oil cooler. removed cooler and pressurized in a tank of water and saw bubbles wich convinced me r&r oil cooler clean cooling system problem solved ...
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