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2005 Audi TT 1.8L air bag VIN: TRUSC28N25
Air bag light is on code p1217 and p1218 are present referes to airbag igniter resistance to high both passager and drivers side. Alldata has no info, and all wiring seems to go to control module. with my Vag Com it says battery disconnect high resistance to h...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L oil pressure VIN: 1G4HP52K7V
This car came in on a flatbedwith the complaint of top end noise and no oil pressure. We started with a quick oil change using a good quality filter and made sure to prime the filter with oil when installing. Absolutely no difference. I then changed the pres...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: T0Y1338322
hey guys this morning i was on my way hunting and my truck started hicuping and poping through intake went about a mile and thats was it unloaded four wheeler and finnished my trip ( had to make the hunt surely some of you know how that one goes lol) any way b...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Heater VIN: 2GCEC19V91
I don't know what my next step should be.
1995 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4C3AU52NXS
This car died on the bridge. Towed to me. Opened hood and found positive battery terminal severed away in half (jaggedly) from battery post. Can see some melting of lead terminal.Severed battery terminal looked relatively new. Battery is not discharged. New ba...
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan Anniversary Edition 3.8L headlights, and rad fan VIN: 1D4GP24R84
Vehicle came in with no headlight operation. Park lights work fine, radiator fan also works intermittently. checked fuses and relays all good. remove battery and inspected bottom of fuse panel (front module) Check wires from headlamp to connector all clean. ta...
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L wipers VIN: 1FALT42TOS
I have been trying to find the wiper module on this car. ALLDATA says it is located above LH cowl panel behind instrument panel. Has anyone had to find this module ...if so where is it?
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07L72
Code P0122 keep settting. TPS reading stays at 0.00 volts all the time (even with TPS unplugged). Has a new TPS, pigtail (wires are in correct position) and PCM. All wiring between TPS and PCM check out okay (no open circuits and no shorted circuits). Proper v... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS sensor circuit)
2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP36323
This Focus is a classic example of how bad these cars are. Usually right after a cold start-up, (but it does it when hot also), the engine runs as if it is not getting any gas.(or if the EGR valve is stuck half way open, but it is closed). Data on scan tool, K... Trouble codes: P2196 (B1S1 O2 sensor always rich)
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L radio VIN: 1FAFP55223
I tried the icp (radio) and the rear control unit in another car and they worked The car had a short in the brake light which cause a few wires that needed to be replaced. Everything works except for the radio.The fuses are good.
1996 Honda Civic HX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ7120T
Have changed distributor, and computer still no start no fuel pressure no injector pulse and no spark. All powers and grounds to computer good car is driving me crazy oh yes have power to distributor. Please please save me from insanity
1999 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L reverse VIN: JALB4B149X
Trans was overhauled completely about 9000 miles ago. Was shifting and driving fine, started up one morning and the transmission seems to be locked in forward gear. Tries to move in Park, moves forward in Neutral, and all drive ranges, in Reverse it will not m...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ5871V
This jeep was towed in here from another start.they had replaced the computer.i scaned and got asd spark or injector pulse.has fuel pressure. Replaced crank have injector pulse.after a lot of testing i sprayed carb cleaner i...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Instrument cluster VIN: 1LNLM82W8S
Come on Ford techs, help please before I pull out what little hair I have left LOL! I have this Lincoln that came in with a electronic instrument cluster complaint. The display flashes or flickers mostly with the lights on and the speedo is also eratic, someti...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBHA28E6V
After the car gets hot it will idle OK. When pushing on the gas it is like hitting fuel cut at 1,500 rpm. Thats what it sounds like. He can idle it and get to the side of the road. After shutting it off and restarting it will be OK. I drove it and then parked ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y51
After test driving to confrim problem truck will surge at hwy sppeed and exh smells rich,you can see black smoke in mirror, scanner data was verry slow, but with scope on MAF signal and sensor return I had 2.4volts at cruise speed and when it started to surge ... Trouble codes: P0100 (Maf sensor circuit)
2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GHDT13W2Y
hi guys. got a good one for ya. this suv came to us, a gallon low on coolant, further diagnosis revealed a leaking intake gasket (typical problem) so we sold the job. i have done a ton of these things from 4.3's to 5.7's, never any problems. always an in and o...
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, eratic spark VIN: WPOAB0918J
Hi tech porsche I hope you will be able to help me. I have a 911 porsche 3.2L no turbo 1988, when it start's cold it has no prolem for about 1 minute then the engine start to have eratic spark at spark plug wire(tested with spark plug tester), misfire, stall's...
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L oil pan VIN: YS3FH51U26
Good morning,i need help from saab techs.06 saab 93 aero wagon,2.8 do you remove the oil pan.the oil cooler is in the looks like the engine needs to be removed.mitchell says only 2.2 hrs.what am i i need to drop the cradle out.mitch...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L a/c VIN: 3VWCD221Y4
Car first came in with faulty expansion valve (low side below 0 psi), system was fully charged, so we replaced the valve and drier at a later date(second trip in) with the customer supplied parts. We installed her parts, and vacuumed the system only. She had s...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: WVWPK73C27
found no vacum leak used modis to test mass air has 798hz to 803 engine off over about 2800 hz at idle, still act like vacum leak Its not severe and goes down the road fine Idle races ocasionally runs worse with scanner that when randon missfire showes up. tha... Trouble codes: P2279, P2187, P0507

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2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L security VIN: 1G4HR54K4Y
Pulled rear seat back and found 4 wires chafed against the carpet panel and the rear firewall sheet metal shorting out on each other. one was a twisted pair network wire and another was a data line. in the process of reassembling it now but so far no problems...
1984 Cadillac Fleetwood 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G6AW6989E
well is fix I ended up changing the both the distruibitor with a module. Road tested the vehicle and it never stall again. tnx foru all your help.
2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCEG15W1Y
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HS48NX3
First of all thanks to all that replied.First of all to answer ricks question no I don't have the chrysler EELD smoke machine but mine does have a flow meter.I have repaired many evap systems using this machine over the years.I did drop the gas tank as so many... Trouble codes: P0456.
1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMDU32X2P
I'm closing this with a bit of a red face for not going far enough in my diagnosis. I should have noticed that when the problem happened the engine had no fast idle when first started but would start popping badly and them the engine would race to 1500 rpm or ... Trouble codes: 556 (fuel pump primary circuit malfuntion).
1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ2224R
found it - thanks to you guys - when checking injector pulse with ,found it to be maxed out @ 20ms intsant flood , so i checked the temp sensor & presto . now she runs. thanks to all great info acheeved here. awsome !!
1991 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L wiring problem VIN: LESCH58E3M
A special thanks to Darrell [...] from Tn. He sent me Isuzu service manuals to help me connect the two set of wires correctly. They went to the ignition coil. I cannot figure out why a company would change wire colors going from one component to another?
1991 Mazda 626 GT 2.2L engine speed VIN: JM1GD2436M
After solving the charging problem, and still finding that the transmission didn't shift into 3rd or higher gear, I discussed the situation with the customer, and he asked me to take it to a nearby transmission specialty shop for evaluation. It could be that ...
2005 Subaru Legacy i 2.5L Starting VIN: 4S3BP61605
well guys thanks for all your help but she and i are frustrated and took it to the dealer. Stephen i tried what you suggested and the wires were testing to ground so i replaced the ignition switch and relayfor starter and still nothing. unfotunatly there isn't...
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