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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L No Reverse VIN: WAUZL64B61
Customer said that this just started one day and now it does this every time. There is NO reverse when the transmission is cold. After warming up it works fine. All forward gears work fine at all times. When it does not work (cold) it does not even atempt to m...
2004 Audi A4 3.0L timing belt VIN: WAUJT68E44
Hi All I am a dodge tech, and my son has this audi a4, 3.0l It is in need of a timing belt change. Got the bumper off, got the front end off, covers off. belt is exposed. My question is. According to alldata I need a special tool to lock the cams, ( i dont ha...
2006 Audi A4 2.0L Cuts out VIN: WAUAF78E06
Audi tech, please help. Car tow in about 2 week ago and not starting. Found no fuel pressure that supply from electrical fuel pump [...] mechanical high pressure pump at engine. Tear down electrical pump with a junction, test old pump, pump itself work ok, but ho...
2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L panel litght VIN: WBAAV334X1
hello techs, this bmw have a single wire pads wear sensor one for left front and one for right rear and the light is on,is there a procedure to turn the light off?i don't think the wires are grounded.ijust changed the pads and rotor. thanks,rick
2000 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Vehicle Speed Sensor VIN: 1G6KY5498Y
VSS code P0502. Customer states intermittent shift problems. The vehicle will occasionally not upshift out of first gear. I have not been able to duplicate the shift malfunction. However, AllData states that P0502 may set if there is internal slipping. Basical...
1995 Chevrolet C2500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGK29N1S
Hello fellow techs and automotive gurus. I have an impossible one that is throwing us all for a loop. This 1995 Chevy has a 7.4L. This darn thing came in barely running as it would not idle and no power at all. I found that the IAC motor was not working until ...
1996 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT14X3T
this truck is crazy it will only run if u spray it with carb has good fuel pressure spikes at 68 when trying to start it.the injector pulse dosent pulse but only after it is turned over a few sec.then it starts pulsing.i tryed a good used computor a...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L valve train VIN: 1GNDX03E61
thanks in advance. this van is a commercial vehicle and 200 miles a day is thge norm. after a faulty connection within the underhood fuse center caused the low speed fan to not operate the driver ran it hot and cracked the cylinder heads. having replaced 3 set...
2002 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GNDX13E92
Van came in with CEL on and a fail inspection sticker. Code was P0463. Changed sending unit with one from dealer and the coded did not return. A couple weeks later the same customer comes in with van stating fuel gauge is erratic. I then replaced sender again ...
2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L carrier bearing preload VIN: 1GCGG25V97
We have this van in here that needs pinion bearings. It's the 9 1/2 rear with adjusters (not spacers) on the carrier side bearings. I cannot find the preload adjustment procedure in Alldata. I need to know how much preload to tighten the adjusters to. Any help...
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 ...
1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2B3HD56F75
has miss only at idle.raise rpms up a tiny notch and cyl starts firing engine smooths out.engine has no problem w/starting and running.runs great.third cyl on driver side bank.u can hear spark jumping & noid lite is blinking while idling Trouble codes: N0NE
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7HC16Y0V
Spits sputters and stalls. Runs better with map unplugged. Did a compression check #1@125 #2@50 #3@85 #4@105 #5@65 #6@60 #7@100 #[...] anyone seen jumped timing gear set do this? the plugs are carboned (black) up about instantly. Was also wondering about l...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 3B7KC266X1
Dodge Cummins diesel techs: I have a 00 2500 24 valve that has a phantom dead pedal/loss of power under acceleration. When the owner initially purchased the truck we had to replace the heater core(leaking) and fuel transfer(lift) pump with a 95/95 model from F...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3D7MU48673
thanks in advance.truck came in with heavy white smoke at exhaust.heavy fuel smell. removed all injectors and sent to bosch to test 1 bad replaced injector same problem. checked compression 375 to390 all cyls.had edge programer now removed. seems to smoke wors...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L Fuel contaminated VIN: 3D7LX38C86
Vehicle came in for rough running with code po206 , found #6 injector open. Replaced injector and dirty fuel filter. There was some metal filings at the bottom of the fuel filter housing . Told customer to come back in one weeks time to recheck for metal filin...
2006 Ferrari F430 Spider 4.3L Oil change VIN: ZFFEW59A46
I am performing my first F430 oil service. Far different from the F355. The sump has a cover plate with 4 small hex screws. The plate is fused to the sump. How do you free the sealant so the plate can be removed? Second,the oil pan has its normal drain plug th...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTHF25G9S
Hello from Minnesota. I just spent a day and a half changing the drivers side head gasket on the shop truck. The number 5 cylinder had a hydraulic lock with coolant. I was a little worried to find about a quarter inch of coolant in the intake manifold (drivers...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L ABS Pump VIN: 1FMZU24E0X
ABS pump comes on when vehicle is almost to a stop in a non lock up condition. I am thinking there may be a problem with one of the front half shaft exciter rings but not sure. Anyone else see this and have a suggestion?
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Lost Reverse VIN: 2FMZA51461
This Windstar was towed to the shop by a regular customer, said he started to leave home and it would not move. Customer said it made a noise like a "loose fanbelt" and would not back up. I started it up, and drove it forward across the lot, but it has no sign...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L unable to reprogram VIN: 1FAFP34352
i have determined that pcm is at fault and have a used replacement. took car to dealer to have pcm reprogramed to match vehicle and was told that pcm would not accept information. they also tried to reprogram remanufactured pcm that was in vehicle and it would... Trouble codes: P1635 (vehicle id block does not match vehicle hardware)
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU77K14
CRUISE CONTROL only sets occaisonaly once you put the brakes on it takes a lot of trying ... the green light will just flick when you press the set button will not stay on..once it works you can turn it off and turn it on no problem but once you have canc...
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Oil Press Light VIN: 2FMZA52275
Ford techs help!!! have this freestar that came in from the auction with oil light on .oil press with gauge hooked up is 70psi at idle cold,60psi when warmed up. Screwed new motorcraft switch in and light is on still.i have been able to detect a pattern,if you...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L master VIN: 1FTNE24WX6
vehicle came in with hard pedal and truck when in reverse at dead stop wont move. Drove vehicle and found ft brakes getting harder as i drove. Put on lift immediately and when relieved pressure felt wheels free. On scanner there are no codes for ABS or anythin...
2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L engine miss and lack of power VIN: 1FTPW14V57
truck cam in for noisy timing chains.replaced timimg chains guides and tentioners.the right side tentioner was collapsed.had ticking niose after got back together.changed the cam phazers.fixed ticking noise.during test drive had slight accel miss.changed spark...
2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L heater VIN: 1FTYR10D38
thanks in advanc everyone. this nice ranger has no heat. i removed the heat valve and started the truck and had no flow coming out of the engine. the engine temp is normall and has been all summer. (no overheating issues.) I also vacuumed the cooling system to...
1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L heater control VIN: 1GKDT13W0W
Was brought to me because blend door motor and mode door motor cycle from one extreme to the other non stop.Hot to cold and back and from defrost to floor back and forth.Mix door maximum 98 cnts and minimum 0 cnts. Solar sensor 235 cnts.As the doors are moving...
2005 GMC Sierra 3500 SLT 6.6L Unknown VIN: 1GTHK33275
the cust complained of the "abs","ses"& antilock lights coming on and the tranny not shifting.We have a code p0721. We have checked the tranny speed sensors and tried replacing both with the same results.the wiring to the "tcm" also checked good.We pulled the ...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L thermostat VIN: JHMCG5554Y
Car appears to be well maintained with new ignition parts and correct compression in all 4 cyliners. Customer wants to replace factory installed thermostat 75C/167F, which works perfectly, with a higher temperature Stant 195 F thermostat with the goal of impro...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4GW48S71
vehicle came in running, customer coplaining that the gauges do not work and error lights on dash all came on while driving. was unable to comunicate with vehicle at first (possible scan tool malfuntion) after battery disconnect vehicle will start and run for ... Trouble codes: P1686
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K63
I cleared these codes before they came back with in a week, I have a genaric scan tool and checked the values of the O2 sensors, there working properly . I also checked for exhaust leaks which I could not find. This is the only jeep in my fleet or chrysler pro... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 sensor 1/1 heater failure), P0133 (o2 sensor 1/1 slow response)
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7238X
Hi all...this kia came in on the hook with no start...ive checked pretty much everything...ive read thru all the relatative help requests here on iatn...this thing is suffering from a no spark condition...noid lights light ..timing marks are on..all the teeth ...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hard Start VIN: KNDJA72301
Customer says 2 months ago car began to start hard hot. Would crank a long time and then start. Starts cold OK If she drives to store and comes out within 15 minutes or so engine kicks against starter like timing was advanced or plugs firing in wrong sequence....
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Hesitation VIN: JM1NA3514L
Ok mazda techs im dying here. Ive swapped 1.6 motors this past winter and developed a hesistation problem. When you first start out it cuts out like a dead miss or no fuel issue. I have checked timing marks, advanced timing no help. It increases power but stil...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No power VIN: JM1TA2210S
Owner claims when he was driving on the highway doing 65mph all of sudden car just reduced power and wouldn't go over 25mph. If you rev the car it's not clean. Idles perfect, but there is a flashing light on dash says "Hold". Removed 3 cat found Cat material p... Trouble codes: P1776 (Reduce power signal one), P1775 (Reduce power signal two)
2004 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L All shifts VIN: JM3LW28J24
This van was in a couple of weeks ago, the transmission fluid was slightly dark and the owner said it had never been changed so we flushed the transmission using a synthetic fluid compatible with this vehicle. Last week the transmission started to upshift hard...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3ER29337
This car suges, cut out, no power, on acceleration. After a few minutes of driving code P2178 and P2188 comes on, it smokes a lot. I try with other mas air sensor and same, I disconeted the O2 sensor and same, try disconeting the MAS and the engine did not run...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L trans. shiftersticks VIN: WDBNG75JB8
after car is shifted back into park with brakes applied try to shift out of park theres a bind unless pulling fast on shifter then goes to reverse noticed when appling brakes you can here a click near shifter but will not shift
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E12
Hi every body, i have this mb ml320 with intermittent no accelerator control & ck engine light is on ,cycle ignition switch & accelerator works fine again. Check engine lt stays on & accelerator function resumes to normal. Accessed for codes, there are 3 codes... Trouble codes: P2082 (G3/3 left o2 sensor short in the signal line), P20DE, P20CF
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBRH64JX2
Have this Benz in the shop that intermittently the ABS or ESP will apply the right front brake while driving. Happens intermittently and is not speed or road condition dependant, had it happen to me while doing 80 down the freeway with my foot off of the brake...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L pad wear dash indicat VIN: WDBU483JX4
how do we reset the "Brake Brake Service visit workshop" warning massage in the center dash cluster
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Heater/Evap Case? VIN: 1MEFM50U2X
Vehicle came in Wednesday to charge a/c. He had notice a drop in efficiency since last year but especially last several months. I had given him the speach on the necessity of evacuating first but system still had a lot of pressure so I just added oil/dye and r...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Alternator VIN: JA4LS41RXX
Not exactly sure how to explain this problem- I have this Montero that keeps eating alternators. I have installed 3 NEW alternators from different suppliers and all with the same result. I have tested this system every which way I can think of. On the last rep...
2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Starting VIN: 4A4MM21S96
Mitsubishi Endeaver came in as a Crank-No Start. I am getting no spark during cranking. I checked both crank and cam sensor. They both look good. It is a coil-on-plug system. Each coil uses a three pin connector. Pin 1 is pulsed voltage from the PCM to fire ...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18WX5
Hello Fellow IATNrs.I have this first timer complaining of emission failure with a code P0420 bank one cat convertor efficiency, i look at O2 sensor values and right side O2 before cat value never goes above .30 volts, right side read normal, i switch O2 senso... Trouble codes: P0420
1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Running on one Coil VIN: WP0AB2961P
Car came in and is very hard to start. It's running on one coil. The rear coil is not firing. I switched the wires (green and black) from the firing coil to the dead one and it fires, so both coils are ok. Car also came in with a dead battery and the owner sai...
2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK18U13
Hey out there in IATN land, My one hybrid customer is elderly and came in all upset that her 'triangle of death' was on along with the CEL and the car was lacking power and started hard. I found the po300 and the code cleared and the car started up normally an... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L coolant becomes low VIN: 4T1BE32K54
I have this toyota that is over heating because the coolant gets low in about a week after filling up the system, there are no visible leaks, pressure tested to 15psi no leaks in system, i tested the block and no leaks head gaskets seem ok also replaced the ra...
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JTEGD26V54
HI everyone this truck just came from a body shop , was park for a 2 months with the battey disconnect.after the repair (body) they send it to me for a start and stall problem . good spark and injection for 2 second then stall no more spark no more injection... Trouble codes: B2799
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C82
This vehicle was towed from the dealer. Customer was told injector pump lines and injectors was the reason the vehicle quit running. Upon inspection found water pump had failed and timing had jumped. Replaced water pump and timing belt components. Tested compr... Trouble codes: 16706 (Ign dist speed input circuit g28 no signal)
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Ignition keys VIN: WVGZE57L74
When I was trying to adapt the key and the procedure was running, a fault message generated that key adaptation is not possible even though I tried to adapt the other key, but same results occurred. Kindly find bellow the Diagnosis Log out of the tester and h...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L power lock VIN: 9BWFL61J54
Right rear power lock actuator will only unlock wont lock.My moddis with european software wont communicate with any door modules but will with eng & trans.I pulled door panel & tested blue & violet wires going to actuator when i command drivers door switch i ...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Abs/Master Cylinder VIN: YVILW5534S
Volvo techs please help,so this 1995 850s,brake pedal would go all the way to the floor and abs/trac lights are on,pulled codes and got them in this order,422 Rear wheel circuit return valve open or short,444 no supply to hydraulic unit valves,212 right front ...

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2003 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAUVT64B13
My regards to all of you audi gurus! I wanted the apologize for responding so late and at the same time thank you all for your quick response and expertise advice. Thanks to your help I was able to fix the auto in question. And if you could only see the smile ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303.
1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Hesitation
Hi all Problem fixed. After i replaced crank sensor I took car for drive with oscilloscope connected on signal wire of VANOS and i noticed that is working like it should. Vehicle power is restored. That information from Autodata that VANOS should operate with...
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5294T
Thanks to all of you guys and especially to Alex, you were right, and you know what? that was the last part of the harness that I didn't check, I never knew that there was a connector on the harness doesn't even appear on the diagrams, but, you were right, the... Trouble codes: P1626, P1602, P1604, P1610, P1611.
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Brake Fluid level sensor VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
Thanks everyone for your input. There are 2 different sensors for this vehicle, however, the one I needed has been discontinued and is nearly impossible to find new. I went to our local junk yard and got 2 used sensors for the shop so we will have one if we ...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L Door Locks VIN: 2G1FP32G7W
First of all id like to thank everyone who offered help...turned out to be the blue\white dome light wire was shorted down near the convertible top motor is located...repaired the burned wire and all fixed! Again thanks everyone!
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 3GNEK18R1X
2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L MIL Lamp on, Will not fill fuel VIN: 2G1FP22G1Y
The general consensus is that the evap vent valve is the problem. Our customer lives far away but we have relayed the results to him and we will arrange to replace the vent valve in the near future. I will post the results when we find out if it indeed fixes t... Trouble codes: P440A.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC149W1
THanks to all who replied thoughtfully. Turns out there were two seperate issues. The first was the customer installed the wrong fuel pressure regulator causing a low fuel pressure. Dont think that pinching the hose off will always find this. This caused the l... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank One), P0174 (Lean Bank Two), P0300 (testing and results).
2002 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Evap & secondary air VIN: 1GCCS14532
Thanks to everyone who replied! With the replies and some common sense we got this one fixed. Richard McNicols recommended checking the mode 6 data. We did that and the test showed passed but was close to the limits! Dennis [...] replied the coolant & air tem...
1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.8L Leak VIN: 1C3XV66L7N
Thanks for everybodys input. I used the rail from a 1994 3.3v6 caravan. It was identical. Thanks again.
1996 Dodge Caravan 2.4L No Start VIN: 2B4FP25B2T
Hi gang! I have it fixed, I recieved a second PCM and i had communication but still would not run, I went over all my steps and for whatever reason this time, I decided to go with a chrysler unit and now had a trouble code PO 320 for no crank signal seen at PC...
1998 Dodge Avenger 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4B3AU52N5X
Firstly, My apologies on the lack of information given in the help request. The request was done by an employee without my oversight. normally my help request have more detail. The car originally came in with a poor running complaint with the EGR tube left ...
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1B3EL46X65
this vehicle is fixed. we did not get many reponses but thank you for the responses we received. we found that it would be much more cost effective to replace the engine with a low mileage used engine, or a "new, used, rebuild" as one customer had once told me...
1965 Ford Mustang 4.7L master cyl booster VIN: 5R07C16367
Car left for customer to try and see how they like it. Ended up keeping vacuum restrictor inline with booster. Makes the pedal feel more 'normal'. Customer used to newer vehicles and explained that these don't have near the brake pedal travel of a newer car...
1995 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15NXS
I would like to thank everyone for their time and suggestion. After removing every ground on this truck and cleaning each one. I try what GENE from Washington suggested. Of course I disconnected every sensor except the right one till last. When I disconnected ...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3FELF47FXV
Thankyou every one. This all was a big help I started checking the valve cover connections and pulled off drivers side valve cover and there it was. When I put the cover back on I must have undone the wire lock and the injector plug came out. I had a self infl... Trouble codes: P1272 (Cyl 2 high to low side open), P1293 (High side open bank one right), P1294 (High side open bank two left), P0196 (Engine oil temp sensor circut).
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FTYR14VXY
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO REPLIED, to fix this we gave up and sent veh, to a ford dealer, they had to reprogram both p,c,m, and pats module, reset parrameters in p,c,m, and reprogramed the keys, so all the replies were correct in that they all covered some part of ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5340Y
Well guys, this one went to the dealer due to impatience.. I would like to thank you all, for your help. When I replaced the upper intake plenum gaskets, I neglected to change the bolts, so I hit them with some silicone, and wala! My trims went down to norma... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2), P1401 (Dpfe shorted to power).
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P1Y
Thanks to everyone that responded we monitered the alternator with a lab scope and the wave form would come and go.The coustomer did not want to do the alternator so we dont no if that is the fix. Trouble codes: P0705, P0406 (Fuel level sensor), P1233 (Fuel pump drive module), P1246 (Alternator load input failed).
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L speed control VIN: 1FBSS31L63
thanks for all the replies, it acted up on the way to the shop this morning so i used the e-brake the rest of the way and never turned off the ign. when i unpluged and ohm tested the deactivation switch on the master cylinder (which was dry by the way) i had 7...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 3-4 Shift VIN: 1FMYU93185
Sorry I have no conclusive information to relay to everyone, the customer was in need of the vehicle & has never returned for me to check the items which have been suggested in the replies. Thanks to all of those who did reply.
1996 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Thanks for all the help. Found it was the injector. Customer declined repairs at this time. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire).
1999 GMC K2500 Suburban 5.7L Passlock VIN: R8XG546063
thanks for all the help.the passlock module was replace and every works ok so-far.sorry it take solong to reply.was waiting on customer.
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: JHMCM56603
Thank You All you guys , all Techs out there, thanks for very fast replies to me.Yes it is immobilizer, replaced it and reprogrammming car starts right away.Again,Thank You very much To All Techs Sent Informations to me.
2003 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16533
this one is fixed. there seems to be a issue with aftermarket o2 sensors on these kias. after hooking up my scope on the o2 sensor (b1s2),back probing at the ecu, i could see the heater voltage drop ocasionaly to ground or spike up, at the same time my signal ... Trouble codes: P0140.
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cuts out VIN: J78UF11E3P
Well we have not fixed it yet were waiting on a new pcm from lexus beleive that is the problem because the problem didnt seem to exist before the pcm install. Think it it best to get from dealer because rebuilder has no way to actually test the unit
2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22572
The customer opted out of anymore repairs, since the misfire is gone with the replacement of coils and wire set, the cat is probably pooched since the misfire was for all summer, and EGR is not causing any serious stalling or stumbling yet. Thanks for all the... Trouble codes: P0300, P0421.
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L air bag light on VIN: WMWRF33565
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Accessories VIN: JA4MT31H2Y
Thanks for the responses, especially Jason from Washington who gave the correct code 2531. The customer finally came back on Friday and I punched it in and the radio worked fine.
1999 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN1CA21A5X
Thanks to all who replied. I waited a bit to post the fix since I had the luxury of a great customer who left the vehicle while they went out of town allowing me to verify the repair without a doubt. The cause was a sticking torque converter relief valve locat...
2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU23L05
thanks to all that replied as most said it was the ecm the end i had to remove the grey 5 volt reference wires from the ecm to make sure the 10.5 volts was coming out of the ecm not feeding back to it .. it was coming out of the ecm ..even with the k...
2009 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.9L Left Side Signals VIN: 1GMDV23149
turns out that the shorted left front signal bulb was the problem. replaced bulb and havent had any problems since. thanks to everybody who replied.
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Airbag VIN: YS3FB45S53
The consensus seems to be that the ACM is bad. The customer is going to try to get a dealer to repair the car under warranty since he says the car's had the problem for over a year. If the dealer doesn't warranty the repair, he said he'll bring it back to me...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 4TAUN73C3S
Put a new distributor in, and the truck drives good with no missing or cutting out. The part was an aftermarket new distributor from Cardone. Thanks again to all that responded.
2005 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Vsc VIN: JTEEP21A45
thanks for all the help. the problem turned out to be a faulty aftermarket trailer light adapter in the left rear taillight assy. that was back feeding the system. the guy who wired it up at uhaull used schotch locks. after the plug was rewired the problems ...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L speed sensor VIN: 9BWGB21J52
Hello guys and thanks for all the help on this one. This ABS code was so intermittent that it would self clear this code sometimes. Well I inspected the trigger wheel,all terminals and wiring and found nothing wrong! Had to beat the s___ out of old sensor to r...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B73
Thanks for all the help guys. The cause of the po299 was a worn wastegate rod pivot on the lever causing the valve to not fully seat. we removed the manifold,confirmed and adjusted it. The code has not returned and the tip in lag is greatly improved. As far ... Trouble codes: P0299.
2000 Volvo C70 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1NC53011
Thanks for everyone that replied. We are stilling working on this car. So far we check all the wiring from the TCM. Power and ground are good. I replaced the neutral switch and TCM. Both new from dealer. Tried to reload New TCM with VIDA but during the retri...
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