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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Lighting VIN: 19UU5660YA
This is a strange one... right side high beam is out and the daytime running lamps dont work ..no power to the right side high beam ... and occaisonally when you turn the high beams on neither will work ..the indicator in the dash dosent work at that time eith...
1983 BMW 320i 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WBAAG3309D
This car has no oil pressure. Customer says that sometimes on first start up the oil pressure light would stay on and the engine would rattle until he revved the engine and then it would be fine. Then it became much worse. Oil light would not go out and the en...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L abs and tcs VIN: 4USCJ3326V
we have scanned this car with a bosch scan tool and found code 49 current, on the scanner it says a voltage issue at a solenoid, Now when we went to identifix it says lr wheel speed sensor, the sensor has been replaced and does register an output when watching...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Starting VIN: 1G6CD53B6N
thanks in advance, i have a 92 deville that starts for 2 to 3 seconds then dies, but if you give it 3/4 throttle it will start and stay running quite well actually, it has an aftermarket remote start and had a resistor same as key resistance put in line down b...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Hesitation VIN: 1G6DM577X4
We have a 2004 cadillac cts that just randomly sets a code 2138 and sometimes seems to run half throttle, if you turn the car off and on the running problem goes away but the light stays on. We have checked 5 volt reference, and grounds, everywhere that we can... Trouble codes: P2138 (Accelerator pedal position sensor 1-2 correlation)
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Clutch VIN: 1G6DM57N54
Clutch has about 3-4 inches of freeplay and engages immediately when releasing. Not a harsh engagement, just starts to apply clutch as soon as pedal comes up from floor. I don't see any adjustments for this hydraulic clutch. Also, i need to replace a leaking s...
1991 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCGK29N0M
This truck is kicking by butt it started out that it bucked badly on light acceleration found faulty rotor bucking is corrected but on wot the pickup just boggs but if you let up it goes fine it will never die out or get worse but no power at wot also truck wi... Trouble codes: 43 (Esc)
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Stall VIN: 2C1WX12X9S
vehicle was towed into our shop, customer complains that car will run then die. got vehicle into shop , fired engine and engine will run for approx 15-30 seconds nice and smooth and then shut off like someone turned off the key. cycle ignition and fire back up...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 3GNEK18R1X
Customer brought truck in due to low engine temp and heater blowing cool. We scanned ect and found engine running at 189-194 a little low. Customer has installed 3 t-stats. I installed a factory stat. Still only gets up to about 189-194. Fan felt like it was p...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L radio VIN: 2G1WF52E63
this car has me stumped when the car is running and you hav the radio on and you turn the defroster on the radeio wont pick up the station have loocked at the antenna looks ok the defroster woorks fine donot see anny shorts in the grid to antenna the white wir...
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Speed Control VIN: 1G1JH12F75
This is going to be a tough one. Cruise cuts out intermittantly. No codes. I've looked at the brake switch input, thinking that a mis-adjusted brake switch may be causing the issue, but to no avail. I wiggled the pedal and the switch, but did not see a change ...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK23276
Hi every one i have this daramax that runs very poor.i do not know the daramax very well my bal rate for each cyl is #1 -4.7 #2-4.0 #3 12.3 #4 12.0 #5 -2.9 #6 -4.0 #7 2.5 #8 -4.0 at idle it smokes and beraly runs if anybody can help i thankyou and have a good ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 miss), P0304 (Cylinder 4 miss), P0305 (Cylinder 5 miss), P0300 (Random cylinder miss)
2002 Chrysler Concorde Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD56G02
road test vehicle code po443 cames right back change another purge selenoid same prom not sure what to do from this point need help if someone can tell me what is next to do and how to check the selenoid where can find a wire diagram did not find it on alldata... Trouble codes: P0441, P0443
2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L Valve Lash Adjusters VIN: 2A8GP68X47
This Pacifica came in with a horrible rattle noise like lifters. I traced the horrendous noise to the front cylinder head less but similar noise to the rear head. After researching the archives I found nothing specifically relating to this 4.0L, every listing ...
1999 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 4B3AU42N8X
Got another one people. Car was towed into us from another shop stating it needed a new distributor, customer didn't want to pay their price for a new one. Brought to us crank no start condition. Of course we check it out, has no spark and no injector pulse. W...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L alternator VIN: 1P3ES46C0Y
This neon is charging at 16.5V. The regulator is in the ECM so I checked the voltage with the scan tool and according to that the battery voltage is 13.8V and the desired charging voltage is 13.8 so the ECM thinks everything is great. Well the boiling battery ...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3D7KU28C94
Thanks for any help. This is the 1st time I saw this truck. It will start and stall on a cold start, very regularly, almost like it has inadequate fuel. On the 2nd try it will stay running, and it doesn't need to be cranked very long. The 2nd complaint is on ...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L cruise control VIN: 1D7K58D25J
I am posting this for my muffler shop neighbor. They replaced the front wheel joints and front hub bearings with speed sensors. Now cruise control will shut off at speeds over 62mph the cruise light goes out. Under 62mph cruise works fine. No Codes. Speedo wor...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D3LS38C75
Truck towed in with crank/no start. When key is on the voltmeter does not move and the fuel pump relay and pump are cycling on and off like a turn signal. All warning lights come on as normal. I had 350ma draw and suspected bad Cummins ecu but when ecu was unp... Trouble codes: P1602 (PCM not programmed), B00DY, A1RBA
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP52U1P
This one is starting to be an electrical nightmare. Vehicle towed in with no start condition. Car had no spark or fuel pressure so I ckd the EEC & ignition coil fuses and all applicable ones were good. I ckd the central relay box and all powers & grds were the...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Lack of power VIN: 1FTJW36F6V
Diesel guys, this truck belongs to a freind of mine. I dont usually work on driveability problems with diesels but i a trying to help him out. 1997 f-350 w/7.3l w/410,000 miles. Truck has a serious lack of power on acceleration. From stop sign or from 30 mph ...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L accessory delay relay VIN: 1FMZU35P6W
This vehicle came to me from a used car lot because their mechanic could not find the draw. I found that with the ignition off and the key out and drivers door opened all accessories still worked like the power windows,and front and rear wipers. I found that t...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L overheat VIN: 1FAFP42X5W
hi guys thanks for taking a look. this is a wierd problem that has 2 shops very stumped, including my own! the problem is the car overheats with the ac on. the car is a performance machine. dss racing block 500 miles on it. all forged internals. performance ca...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Lighting VIN: 2FMZA6148Y
The signal lights work fine for about 15 min, after that they still work, however, the indicators will not flash, we are suspecting the cluster, before we try this expensive repair, i was hoping that someone has had this problem, and if so, what was the fix. T...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Knocking VIN: 1FDWF36F21
I have a 2001 F350 7.3l diesel that was brought in for excessive smoking, rough idle, long cranking and an intermittant knock. The knock is worse cold and is only heard at idle. It does have a rough idle. I pulled the right side valve cover after #3 showed wea...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 2SB34HU5A3
ok guys this is all i know about this pos it is from a used car dealer they brought it to us and it will not start (no spark)now here is the story they are going to sell this thing at an acution but it is leaking water in to the clyinders so they had it runnin...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRWO7673
Ok guys I need some insight and wisdom for MODE 6. Did plugs and boots a few weeks ago. Truck came back on day off with a missfire but no codes. Aparently cyl. 6 coil was loose and caused missfire, other tech retighten coil. Truck came back a few days later ...
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14585
Trying do get out of a bad situation. I am hoping that someone can see what I'm missing. Truck came in two weeks ago with a misfire. P0301. Service writer sold a tuneup with a coil. In taking out spark plugs we succeeded in breaking off our extractor in #8 hol... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 Missfire)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L power steering & brakes VIN: PX6EA63A79
hello yall need help with this truck . the problem is steeing is hard to turn replace power steering pump & hydroboost .took truck for a test drive front seal on pump went out .replace pump . flush system out steering steel hard to turn i notice that after the...
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR45E76
Removed fuse/relay box and found no obvious wiring problems. Found no aftermarket alarms or add ons. Problem happened 3 times in 2 months after driving for approx 30-45 minutes in traffic. Shuts off and won't restart for approx 30 minutes, but will restart and... Trouble codes: P0232 (fuel pump seondary circuit high)
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L air bag VIN: 1GTEC14W01
I need to know if some one can tell me how the air bag comes out of this truck i did buy the tool from the Matco tool man today.It looks like there are 2 pins that has to be pushed out at the same time not real sure on this one most of the ones I have taken ou...
1986 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, Loads up VIN: SAJAY1348G
Hi This one is giving me fits . Like I said in the testing section I found a few problems over the course of testing and I repaired the wiring issues and replaced the failed component . This thing will run fine for around 15 second then it starts to load u...
2005 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.2L Fan/T-stat/Gauge VIN: SAJWA79C55
Car was brought to us with a complaint that the fan is running excessively after the engine is shut off, he reports no signs of running any hotter than usual. I ran the car in the shop, found the fan came on normaly as it got hot per data stream reporting, bu...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ7857S
Vehicle originally came to us for stalling, no start until engine cooled. Found and replaced bad crank sensor and sent it on its way. Two days later customer complained of running bad cold after vehicle warms up its fine. We verified the problem and vehicle ba...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1J4HR48NX6
Vehicle came in with ck engine light on and a p0305 code. I've swaped spark plug,coil on plug, injector with other cylinders and still get #5 misfire code. I have replaced the upper intake gaskets and still have the same code. Ran compression test on the left ... Trouble codes: P0305
1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT8JZ31C8N
OK I was called into this shop after all of these repairs were already done except for the ignitor an d O2 sensors. The vehicle has a missfire/ surge under light acceleration light load and at idle. When I first got there they stated the vehicle came in on the...
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT88F22G0V
this is the worst car i have ever had to diagnosis. the car will start and run if i hold the gas down a little and it will reun from 1500 rpms to about 300 rpms but the computer will shut off the injectors below or above that. dont know where to go from here. ...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L rotors, pads VIN: JTJHF10UX1
I replaced the front brake pads and rotors and refinished the rear rotors on this RX a year ago. The original complaint was brake pulsation. 14k miles later, the vehicle came back with the complaint of the brakes grinding. Took vehicle for test drive, brakes w...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBF30G22
Car came in on monday with a MIL on. I scanned the car and I had one DTC p2241. I went ahead and replaced the sensor. Today car came back with an intermittent MIL. Scanned car and found P2238 and P2241. I checked TSB and found nothing for an 02. There was a ... Trouble codes: P2238 (Oxygen sensor pumping current bank 1 sensor 1), P2241 (Oxygen sensor pumping currentbank 2 sensor 1)
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBNG70J0Y
Hope someone can point me in the right direction. I had this car come in on a hook and the customer states that he went through a carwash and the passenger floor flooded with water.There is alot of water for that to be true but stranger things have happened. L...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L front marker lights VIN: WDBRF61J01
ohmed wires from front sam pins 10 and 11 and ground both rf and lf side marker socket not open or shorted when u turn lights on the side markers send signal out blink and go off and every minute or so they would blink off and on
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W3S
This 95 cougar will not idle. It idles for a few seconds then races up to 1500 then dies. Or it slowly idles down until it dies. Or it wanders around until it dies. It's never the same twice. 02 readings seam ok. All readings fluctuate with RPMs. I'm hoping so... Trouble codes: P1407 (No egr flow detected), P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2)
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L vibration VIN: 2MEM75W0YX
Good day every one! Have this vibration in the drive line of this classic Grand Marquis. There is a bad vibration at 100km and still gets worst as speed increases. Wish customer would go away lol. Been thinking standing and looking for something to give me an ...
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1MS36P7P
This 240SX runs rich all the time (0.5% - 1.5%) but it intermittently runs full rich (10%)and when it does, it doesn't matter when, hot, cold, idle or cruise. The fuel pressure is 35psi, and 45psi with vacuum removed from the pressure regulator. At idle, the M...
1995 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L No Start, no spark VIN: 1N4BU31D5S
thanks in advance for any help on this one. lets cut to the chase here,i have no voltage at coil and injector pulse is OK, knock sensor is missing hense the code p0325 but that should not affect voltage at coil, my wiring diagram shows blk/red wire from ign. a... Trouble codes: P0325
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L cylinder head VIN: 3N1CB51D32
Good afternoon all! We are in the midst of replacing the headgasket for typical misfiring, coolant loss and erratic temp gauge. The job has gone smoothly so far. That is disassembly is going nicely except for one little hiccup. The tech and I lifted the head/m...
2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L power windows VIN: 1N6AA06A64
Need some help here with this vehicle, calling all nissan techs! both front power windows are inoperative. have looked at all electrical schematics and diagrams, seems that this system has an encoder built in to the system, so I cant even try to give the motor...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Starting VIN: 1G2NE12T81
This car will not start it will occasionally start and die or sometimes start and run but wont after shut off and tried to restart. I have replaced the lock cylinder with no change. codes are b2965, b2958, u1000, u1088, u1040
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52F63
Car repoed, customer quit paying due to intermitant no start. Car has good fuel pressure and will run fine at times. What I have determined is that in "no start" condition there is no spark or injector pulse. I replaced ign module with "known good" and replace... Trouble codes: 1265 (key buzzer)
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3FB49S83
Thanks in advance for the help. I have this saab with a warning in the information display of gearbox malfuction limited performance take to dealer. I heve no check engine light on and i am only able to scan the computer in generic obd 2 mode and there is no c...
2005 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L Clutch Hydralic System VIN: 1G8AF52F75
I'm not sure what model ION I have in here so please forgive me if it isn't an ION 1. A shop put a new slave on this car about three months ago. Last week customer was driving the car when the pedal got hard and the clutch was slipping. A little while later he...
2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BE6869Y
We sold customer this car about 5,000 miles ago. She overheated the car and a used 50,000 mile engine was installed and ran great. Customer brought the car in a week after install and code for air/fuel trim. Replaced front O2 sensor and customer had no problem...
1992 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTVN13G5NS
common ecu problem or am i missing something, not sure where to go execpt another ECU. Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor open/short)
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Engine VIN: WVWEE83A7V
Hello again. We recently purchased a 97 vw passat, 2.8 from auction. It had a miss in the engine, and at least one lifter making noise. It also had some missing parts from the air induction coming from the throttle body all the way to the air cleaner, includin...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWBS61J01
In the morning starts fine. While driving after warming up car may try to turn off, observed that it happened more often when going 60mph at about 3k rpms. It also has a tedency to happen when slowing down or at a complete stop. When it does turn off and I try... Trouble codes: P0321 (Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance), P0322 (Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit No Signal)
2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L abs VIN: WVGZM77LO5
Need help on this one. Replaced eng. about month ago car ran out fine. Customer return two days ago with abs light on pulled codes found 00285 - ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Front Right (G45) found sensor not reading reluctor whhel in bearing was bad replaced bearin...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L monitors wont reset VIN: YV1LS553XW
Hi Guys, I have a S70 that belongs to a regular customer of many years. For the annual inspection the ECU has to be scanned and monitors set to pass inspection. It has had for many years a code for a small evap leak which customer declined to fix or investigat... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap leak)
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Pressure Control Solenoid VIN: YV1TS92D62
Thanks in advance for any insight here. This car came to me from a trans shop. Keeps setting PO748 (0010)intermittently. Seems to be worse first thing in the morning. Checked all the connectors for proper pin drag. Powers and grounds are good. Scoped the wavef...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D22
Intermittent cylinder #3 Misfires. Cylinder #1 injector open circuit. Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfires), P0201 (Cylinder 1 Open Circuit)

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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43452
Thanks for all the expertise and advise. Problem solved with replacement of the Mass Air Flow. Both long term and short term at idle and at cruise well below +/-5% average about 2%-3%(normal for this car?). Went through smog without a problem, but going to do ... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (Lean A/F Bank), P00, 174 (Lean A/F Bank 2).
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Hard to refuel VIN: WBAAZ33474
Thanks to everyone who replied and offered help, customer brought vehicle back to do further diagnosis on hard to refuel condition,upon further troubleshooting of tank venting system,we disconnected large breather line coming from fuel tank to charcoal caniste...
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L limp mode VIN: WBAGN63464
thanks to all for your input on the bmw.the car was low on trans fluid and had a bad plastic pan.i replaced the pan and filter (all one unit) cleared the p17e1 and back on the road she went.thanks again guys.
1988 Cadillac Allante 4.1L ABS Brakes VIN: 1G6VR3176J
After replacing the abs computer I can now retrieve codes.I pulled a code 13 which is a plausability code for an internal pressure switch malfunction.I have ordered a rebuilt hydrolic unit.I found a rebuilt unit with a one year warranty for 750.00 .My suspicit...
1979 Chevrolet El Camino 5.7L speedo bullet
i had thought the gear was the problem since everything else was new. ran it and recheck everything looks good! thanks everyone!!!
1991 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0L extended crank ? VIN: 1G1BN53E0M
I ended up putting a new relay,air filter ,and fuel filter on,Owner has been driving it for a week with no complaints.I don't know if there was a problem to start with it starts about the same as the other gm cars with the same system on them , only time will...
1994 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GBEG25K7R
thanks guys for the help. all the ideas where good, but unfortunatley the vehilce still has this problem. i tried everything that was suggested plus more, but no change in condition. this really has me puzzled. thanks again for the help.
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Silverado 6.5L Cruise Control VIN: 2GCFK29S5R
Well, after learning what a Drac is, my next step was to either price one out a replace it if reasonably priced, or to start pulling fuses to see if anything was interfering with it. I explained this to the customer and he decided he was just fine with no crui...
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Atc VIN: 1GCDT19X8X
Unfortunately the customer was not concerned with the 4WD issue since it was working ok. As far as the ABS activation, we could not duplicate the concern and the customer will return when the problem becomes more frequent. Thanks for all that posted suggestio...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19T03
Thank you for the replies. We checked the canister and found a lot of dirt so it was replaced and ran through a drive cycle, passed. So far nothing from the customer so I will wait till Monday and call. Thank you very much for your help and expertise. Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent circ. malfunction).
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDV23L86
We are still working on this vehicle. We know that it is not a voltage spike causing the malfunction. We have been using the lab scope and see no upward variation when engine stumbles or dies. The starting system disabled function is an intermittent item that ... Trouble codes: P, 0601 (internal control module memory check sum error.), P, 0606 (PCM Processor Fault), P, 0748 (Pressure control solenoid circuit malfunction open circuit/short to ground or power supply), U, 0107 (Lost comm. with throttle control module).
2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L No Start VIN: 1C3AN69L34
I thank everyone who replied albert hit it right on the head it was a relay control module Thanks again for the help
2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L No Start VIN: 1C3EL55R14
I got a private message saying use the Cardaq Plus and the new toolbox 2, attempt to clear/reset skim more than once. I was never able to access this car again to try it but more than one person has confirmed it will work but not always the first time. This c... Trouble codes: P0633 (SKIM code not programmed in PCM).
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L drivers window regulator VIN: 1B4GP45RVB
The replies about the auto down switch malfunction is very validating. I wondered if it could cause overpowering and breaking the regulator cable retainers. Your responses based on experience made me confident in my decision to replace the Mtr./Reg. assy. and ...
2000 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28Z1Y
Hello Techs, It's almost Friday!! First I would like to say thank you for all of your quick responses! We sent out the PCM again, this time for rebuild, the first time we sent it out the company just flashed it. On some of your recommendations, we also repl...
2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L Alternator VIN: 1B3LC46K18
Swapped out an IPM from another vehicle and vehicle now charges. IPM is pricy though. Our cost here local is over 400.
2008 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D8HB38N08
Thank you for all the repplys there wre very helpfull, send truck to dealer due the fact the truck still under factory warranty , costumer could not leave truck any longer in the shop , symptom still present.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTNX21SOX
Thankyou john, it was a straightforward job, used pb blaster to loosen up the caps, seems like the double joint flange is always broken on the inside so we had to replace the flange also, these are not fun. Thanks again mates..
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F31
Thank you to everone that replied. Henry and a couple others had it right. I removed the fuel sending unit and checked the strainers they were clogged tight. I am not sure how the truck could even start. Long story short cleaned the strainers and now the truck... Trouble codes: P0541 (Intake Heater), P0340 (Cam Sensor), P1670 (No EF signal feedback).
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73E12
Apparently the lh head gasket is sucked in somewhere that allows air into cylinder along with a small amount of coolant. we added a headgasket sealer to the cooling system, changed the oil...and added a second can of sealer. Now it runs, at least. Extremely...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU73K23
First off I would like to thank everyone that replied with help. Im still pretty new to the game when it comes to using my scan tool and understanding what its Data List information tells me. Many thanks to James from Ohio who led me down the right path pinpoi... Trouble codes: P0068 (Throttle Position TP Sensor Inconsistent with the MAF Sensor), P0102 (Mass Air Flow MAF Circuit Low Input), P1000 (OBD-II Monitor Testing Incomplete), P1100 (Mass Air Flow Sensor Intermittent).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L oil leak VIN: 1FTSX31P43
i changed the icp sensor and the oil leak went away tank you everyone that put advised you guys and girls helped me out to fix this problem thanks again
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L vibration VIN: 1FMYU93185
Well I am going to post a not complete fix. I went over the engine again and found the a/c lines were touching at the cooling fan housing. Here is what I know, the oil level is good. I did try lifting the passenger mount, no help. With the a/c lines and the ne...
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Accessories VIN: 1GKFK16Z23
Its fixed!!!-finally broke long enough we could track it down today-went to plug in the tech 2 and it would not power up-traced aldl ground to g200 under the dash-this is a main ground for the other systems we were having problems with-found the ground retaine...
1990 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGED3554L
ok guys i sent the vehicle to honda for diagnosis. he spent 5 hrs trying to diagnose this car and finally sent the fuel injectors out to be flow tested. the results were aux injector was not spraying correctly. he replaced the injectors and the co levels came ...
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L srs VIN: 2HGES16514
I would like to thank you all for the hlep, it was all helpful. As for the 0-1 code, it repeated one time after being cleared, then would not return. I suspected either the clock spring or glitch in the system. Recomended that the customer take car to dealer i...
1999 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Forced air VIN: 1J4FY29P5X
Such silly mistakes we make sometimes... the problem was due to the heater box not being put back together properly. There is a removeable piece in heater box by heater core that fell out when tech was working on and he did not have it put back in the proper p...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air ride control VIN: 5LMFU28R33
Thanks for the three (3) replies regarding this beast. It ended up being that I needed to use the UBP cable on the NGS. I had to order one and wait for it to come in to finish this repair. Please note...the IDS will not complete the pheomatic test on these air...
2006 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT 4.2L 6 gear VIN: ZAMCE39A27
Ok you guys where all on the right track. The clutch was 73% gone. We did have to send it to the dealer to verify. After speaking with Dave [...] felt as it would have been safer to send to dealer than try and turn a profit and loose money and time. I have don...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 4.5 4.5L Misfire VIN: 1080681201
Well, it's done and it runs beautifully. The fix wasn't just one thing and we took advice from many of you. We did end up replacing the computer and got much better looking square waves without all the interference. That didn't make the car run perfectly ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L not pumping VIN: WDBTJ75J94
Thanks to everibody that took their time to reply. replaced compressor, drier element, and expansion valve and recharged system .
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L headlights flicker , turn off VIN: WDBTJ75J94
Thanks for the replys guys. this car had both sides inop when they went out, so swapping wouldn't help me much. but replaced both bulbs and igniters and now ok. thanks again
2002 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A92
I saw the TSB for that code.Seams the computer looks at the difference of voltage of both rear O2s and it said to replace both and reprogram ecm,the owner checked with nissan dealer and they say just replace one and no program needed.I let someone else do some... Trouble codes: P0159 (Bank 2 sensor 2 sensor slow), P1167 (Bank 2 sensor 2 max voltage not reached).
2006 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No Start VIN: 1N6BAO7A46
thanks for everyone's. Mighty fast responses thanks. ipdm was fix. 178.28 +tax from dealer. cel was flickering.
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NE5533R
Unfortunately the car is not fixed but no more work is going to be performed on it. I did check out the throttle cable and wiring, ended up putting an ECM, it solved the QBD 2 fault, but the iat/ect are still at 304 degrees. Car runs better than before and...
2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AZ52F95
Unfortunately I couldn't get the customer back with this car before I had to close this help request. I'm sure a cam/crank relearn would have fixed this. I will update this if they ever return. Thanks. Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire).
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TASM92N1Y
Well this thing is fixed. Gene replied and said there should be 5v at the knock sensor wire with the sensor unplugged and key on, if not bad computer. Then plug sensor in, should have 2.5v, if not, bad sensor. He went on and talked about seeing an ac voltage r... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor 1 circuit fault b1).
2005 Toyota Tundra 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBJU32195
thanks to everyones help i was check in wires and found a pinched wire did not fix but noticed that the manuel trans was worked on so with some sleep and some brain storming i decided to fool around wit the harness for the 2 rear sensors and played switch aro... Trouble codes: P0138, P0157.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M72
Found info on worldpac website indicating commen aftermarket parts failure. After two defective parts, one vanos solenoid shorted to ground, the other mechanically faulty. Replaced with O.E.M part. Problem solved. All you can do to test these is confirm soleno... Trouble codes: P0012 (Bank 1 Intake camshaft timing over retarded.).
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Brake peddle VIN: YV1TS97D7X
Thanks to the two tech's that replied to my problem with a 99 Volvo brake peddle travel. As it turns out I made a procedural error, in that my pressure bleeder didn't meet Volvo's minimum pressure of 29lbs. It took a different pressure bleeder and two try's at...
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