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1993 Audi S4 2.2L Electronic control VIN: VWAG456789
HELLO AUDI techs, I have an s-4 that came in with no heat and air only blows out the vents, it has a electronic climate control and customer complained of no heat and one side of the LED on the climate control won't light up, if you look closely you can still ...
1999 BMW M3 3.2L Convertible Top VIN: WBSBK0335X
Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for your help. We have a problem on this BMW that has us stumped. The car came in for a number of things, including the convertible top. When it arrived, the top worked, but needed adjustment. We got it adjusted, aside from ...
1987 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G4HR5733H
Front timing cover was leaking oil, re and re front cover, replaced worn timing chain, (originally installed ferrous gear) re and re cover again installed non ferrous gear (special order from gm) Scanner shows all is good until loses communication, communicati...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Electrical VIN: 1G4CW52K7W
Hi everyone, We have this car that runs the battery down over the course of about a week. The owner doesn't drive it very often. It sits in his garage one or two weeks before it gets driven. We get about 97 milliamps battery drain after about five mintues when...
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 6.5L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GCFC29S1S
Thanks in advance for the help. This is my personal truck, I bought it about 3 months ago. It was not running when I bought it, the seller said it ran fine and just died and did not restart. He let it set for over a year and then sold it to me. I towed it home...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTZX0725Y
idle low and stalls at times,found bad gas and actuall that when problem started.put a couple cans of stp treatment in it & started idleing normal again,no stall but noticed iac not working properly,tried idle strategy n falied.looks like motor is idling on it...
1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Wipers VIN: 2G1FP22G2X
Greetings to all the wipers on this car would move about an inch up and then back to park.found wiper module to be filled with water due to blocked drain.installed a new circuit board now the wipers work except on intermittent the wipers park in middle of wind...
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCFG15W11
Hoping for suggestions on this one. Van stalled on freeway with no warning. Had no spark on initial inspection, installed new distributor, cap and rotor, plugs,good spark now. Fuel pressure 62psi, injectors working, exhaust open, no codes, all data looks norma...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L steering wheel VIN: 1G1ZT51F6F
Customers complaint is steering wheel got hot to touch while driving, now we cant duplicate, no codes no lights, seen lots of responses and bulitins for electric steering, has any one seen column or wheel get hot. Thanks David
2008 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L rotors VIN: 2G1WB58K78
steering wheel shakes while applying brakes above 55 mph
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Liftgate VIN: 2C8GP64L85
On This Van, The Left Power Sliding Door Works Fine. The Right Doesn't Work At All. The Power Liftegate Will Open Fine But When Trying To Close It Moves Maybe A 1/4 Way Down And Then Reopens. It Closes Fine By Hand And Doesn't Seem Like There's Any Binding Or ...
2008 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L No Start, No Crank VIN: 1C3LC45K48
Suspect problem is Likely Faulty WCM (SKREM) or TIPM- but can't determine which. Security & key seem to allow veh to run when 'hotwired' to start. WCM Input Data- Shows Change in each key position- 4.5V off & Key Removed to .39V Start. TIPM Digital Input Data ...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28C23
Fuel return rate ok, no start 40-60 degrees, help request and archive loading Questions are at the bottom, most of this is for archive history loading. Learnings here can be applied to some degree to the Duramax 01-10 as it has the same or similar high pressu...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.2L Srs VIN: 2B6KB31Y72
Intermitant code (XX) snap on scan tool,passenger seat belt pretensioner circuit open.Replaced seat belt assembly.Same code returns.Used approved jumper tool in ACM harness at pretensioner.no code.reconnected pretensioner and code returned.I did this 3 times a...
2006 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L tpms VIN: 1D4HB58206
Hi, need help with tpms lite on 06 durango...came on when battary was replaced.checked tire pressures all good.from what i can tell this truck did not come with tpms.Owners manual says nothing about it. scanned all moduals no tpms mod found...no codes...found ...
2010 Dodge sprinter 3.5L inop VIN: WDXPF44568
customer had tow hitch installed on his smart car, when you turn on the headlights in sprinter they come on then go out, i dont think this had a tow package someone installed hitch and wiring on sprinter, was reading these have a module that is necessary to wo...
1992 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L High Control Pressure VIN: 1FTCR10UXN
We are plum out of ideas the pressure is to high an we can not get it down any help would be greatly apprecited. Putting vacum to the modulator affects pressure like it should it is just to high. 18 inhg vaccum applyed 120 to 150. No vaccum abbove 300 psi. For...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Air Supension VIN: 2FALP74W6R
Hello everyone, i have a good customer with a 94 crown victoria with rear air bags instaed of rear coil springs.he asked if we could just install new coil springs instead of the more expensive air springs. Has anybody ever done that and are any modifications...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47FXS
Well I try to avoid Diesels But in this case Iam In The truck was Diag as a bad IDM from another guy So My Friend brought me the truck and I replaced the IDM still no start So I Dug In After reading Lots of Post here is what I have found and done I found No In...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT HD 5.8L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDJE30H2S
See story above.
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L no reverse, 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTFE2426V
Hello, I have a van towed in with no reverse after being driven into paint booth. Test drive showed 1-2 shift good. 2-3 shift momentarly then drops back to 2nd. The van has 3 cercuit codes for trans in memory and koeo. First note is steering column is messed u...
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L slow start VIN: 1FALP4446V
The car takes 40 seconds to a minute to start first thing in the morning or when ever it sits for several hours. Once it is started it starts and runs fine. I checked the fuel preasure and it is good 35 psi running or 22-30 not running. And it seems too be hol...
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Lean idle VIN: 1FALP47V5V
car came in with p0171 and p0174. found some degraded evap vacuum hoses from the can to the solenoid to the engine. replaced those-not much help. tested fuel system pressure and found it low. replaced fuel pump and pressure is now in spec. however, the lean ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean fuel trim), P0174 (Lean fuel trim)
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Surge VIN: 1FTRE1425W
98 ford e150 idles fine but when pushing the accelerator it boggs down and starts to backfire.
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L Vibration VIN: 2FMZA524XX
Hello everyone looking for some input on this windstar. What I want to know is the original flexplate had a large weight welded to it. The replacement form the junkyard did not have this weight. We have tried to get a new one from dealer but they say are on in...
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L glass VIN: 1FTZX0725Y
got two fords w/ same problem.r/h side power window drags at half to two thirds up/down.once it gets past that point it gets smooth up or down.pickup n explorer.pass side only
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5349Y
During testing I found codes for lean bank 1 & 2, low egr flow and misfire Cyl.#2. I was watching LTFT and STFT while holding idle speed at 2100rpm and several times engine speed changed then loop staus would go to OLDRV then OLFLT while trims where at 8-10% o... Trouble codes: P0302
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stay's running VIN: 1FTNW21F52
Having trouble with this f250 will not turn off even when the key is turned off, the truck still runs. Thought it may be the fuse panel I did a bump test and it would turn off like it was supposed to do. Replaced fuse panel from ford but it still runs. When yo... Trouble codes: C1155, 1, P0603 (PCM keepalive power)
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L temp blend door mtr VIN: 1FMZU73E25
Need help from all you Ford techs, I have to install new temp blend door motor, manual A/C , single zone. Is there any way to sneak this motor in w/o having to remove instrument panel? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jerry
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTSS34SX6
Van had battery disconnected and had battery brain drain installed to protect from battery going dead.Know van has poor idle and poor acceleration.Idles low and sometimes dies out.scan data shows accelerator positon sensor working okay.The one thing i see is m... Trouble codes: P0505
2010 Ford F-350 6.7L Tpms VIN: UNKOWN0000
Got a odd ball question for you ford techs out there. My question is: is there a way to reprogram the preset tire pressure specifications for the tpm system? i have lifted this late model ford and installed 38x15.50x20 and in order for the truck to ride and dr...
1996 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L readiness monitors VIN: 1GKDT13W6T
Morning everyone, Vehicle cam in a month ago with the abs light on. replaced wheel bearing. problem fixed. had to take emissons, but none of the mointors where ready. customer drove vehicle for 3 weeks. came in today to check monitors, and monitors still not s...
1996 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GTCS1941T
This customer came in thinking he had a clutch problem. He said it was shifting hard. So We had the flywheel resurfaced and replaced the clutch throwout bearing and pilot bearing and changed fluid with the correct fluid. It still had the same problem so I repl...
2006 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HJYK16536
will set a code p2279 even in the bay. the fuel trims are -13 to -24 short term and the long trim jumps from -11-15% when the engine is revved to 3000 rpm the trims get much better are still not right. we have smoked it and also found where some have replaced ... Trouble codes: P2279 (intake air system leak)
2004 Isuzu FRR 7.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JALF5C1384
I was called in to look at this truck from another shop. The problem is an intermittent engine stop condition. It will run fine for awhile then just shut off like you turned the key off. After it shuts off it might start right up, or not start at all for a lon...
2006 Isuzu NQR 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JALE5J1667
Hey everyone, customer brought in this deisel which is the only deisel in his fleet. We are not deisel mechanics but said we would look at it for him. Brought in truck with mil on and a po404 egr problem.We have absolutely no repair info for any deisels let al...
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L leak VIN: 1J4FA59S82
This Jeep leaks rain water onto floor, both driver side & passenger side. Customer covered cowl vent during the last rain but it still leaked. We tried running a hose over the windshield and cowl area to simulate rain but it didn't leak. Last year I had anothe...
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L MIL Lamp on, All warning lights o VIN: SALAB24466
This vehicle will OCCASIONALLY light every warning light on the instrument panel and turn on hazard flashers, and lower suspension. Message center displays a list of warnings including transmission fault, "FOLLOW ME HOME LIGHTS ON". I have driven it for a few ... Trouble codes: P0504 (Brake Switch A/B Correlation), P2605 (Intake Air Heater B Circuit / Open), U0102 (Lost Communication With Park Brake Control Module), U0104 (Lost Communication With Steering Effort Control Module), U0128 (Lost Communication With Restraints Occupant Sensing Control Module), U0155 (Lost Communication With Headlamp Leveling Control Module)
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALSK25427
We have Mitchell 5 service information that has nothing that references diagnostics. Can some one send us diagnostics for these trouble codes P2406, P2402? ANY Help will be appreciated. I will email you a fax number if needed. Trouble codes: P2406 (Evap leak detection pump sense high), P2402 (Evap leak detectin pump control high)
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Engine VIN: JT8BFZ8GZX
Good afternoon people, I hope this will be a simple cut and dry answer. I have in the shop a nice 1999 lexus es 300.with a 3.0 1MZ-FE VVTI engine that has thrown a rod. I also have a nice running 3.0 1MZ-FE (NON-VVTI) ENGINE OUT OF A 1997 ES 300. Question.....
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Smoke from tail pipe VIN: 1YVFP80D24
customer stated that in early Oct started engine and noticed excessive amount ofsmke from tail pipes. Then for the last few weeks car has been cranking longer starting slower, then a wall of smoke. I did not notice a cranking issue but did notice a wall of blu...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Soft Top VIN: WDBFA66E5L
Need help from Mercedes guys. Replaced the right rear Hydraulic cylinder for the soft top due to leaking fluid. Now when pushing button to operate it just clicks in that area and won't move. The bar in the back seat goes up and down, but no operation from the ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L power window and sunroof VIN: WDBJF83J5Y
We checked the charging system and put on the launch and see no one thing stand out. I am not too familiar with this system or car so any help would be apprieciated
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4E3CT64U3L
Tested sensor and replaced pwer should be 4.5 volts but is reading 9 volts,sensor is good any way there could be another component shorted and volatage is being sent to cts,any help would be great thanks. Trouble codes: 21 (Cts)
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L abs VIN: JA4MT31H7Y
Hey guys! i have a 2000 monter0 sport with antilock light illuminated. Attempted to retrieve codes but i cannot communicate with any modules. Scantool will power up but no communication. I can manually retrieve codes by grounding pin 1 at dlc but id really lik...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Stall
i have a 2000 nissan maxima 3.0L that starts and runs for about 5 seconds and dies. if you press the gas pedal while its running it stalls immediately as if its starving for gas. its difficult to check fuel pressure but if you spray carb cleaner in the intake ...
2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED29Y92
Hello fellow techz, i need some help from nissan tech . Came in for engine light on and found codes for all o2s check for vacume leak and smoke test the car and found none replace all sensors and by customr requist replace mass air flow as well . Car went out ... Trouble codes: P0132, P0152, P0158
2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L No Start VIN: 5N1BV28U95
Hi, this is my first time asking for help on this forum. I am fixing this car for another shop. The van was first brought to me after another shop could not diagnose the problem. They replaced the computer and had it programed by nissan. The problem was, one i...
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G3AL54N1M
Car towed in to shop, cranks but no start. Fuel pressure OK, no communication at DLC, no check engine light, ignition system has spark, but injectors have no pulse. I checked powers and grounds at ECM and they were all good. I ohmed all injectors and all withi...
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C5S
Vehicle first came to us with engine stall no HVAC controll and had codes 24 no vss signal, code 52 Defective ecm (ecu RAM chip error KAM) 75 VSS interruption, 93 TCS PWM link failure, 121 A/C high side temp sensor problem, 120 A/C low side temp sensor problem... Trouble codes: 15 (Coolant temp signal high or open), 14 (Coolant temp signal low or shorted), 73 (Intermittent coolant temp)
1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.4L wheel berring VIN: 1G2NW52T9T
this car has a humming sound just like a wheel bearring , when you turn to the right you can hear the humming when you turn to the left humming stops. normally i raise vehicle in neutreal and i put my hamd on the coil spring as i turn the wheel and i can feel ...
2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L rear end VIN: 5Y25M63865
I have a Pontiac vibe awd and the rear end has a bearing noise at 59,000 miles, I was just wondering if anyone has rebuilt these or are they a through away. Looks like it might have some type of planetary system in the pinion area where most of the noise is co...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L 3000 rpm idle VIN: YS30M55B3R
Vehicle VERY intermittantly idles at 3000+ rpm. RPM climbs in stages 1200, 1800, etc... All electrical test good on static system. No tests have been performed during failure. Have only verified once. Has been verified by manager twice. During verified failure... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel Trim Max value lean), P1172 (Idle speed conterol too high), P1675 (Internal control module malfunction)
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5TENL42N51
Hey guys, I need your help. Costumer's complaint is that he will drive the truck for about five minutes, go inside the store for about 15 minutes then try to start the engine but it will not start. The engine cranks but no start. It did it for me twice in the ...
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Ignition System VIN: WVWCB515XL
I need some idea of further testing to confirm hall sensor defective and any other ideas of direction to get the spark condition resolved
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWCS21C21
I have this beetle here that has a bearing like noise at 50 to 60mph. Its gets loudest at 60 from my initial test drive I could have sworn it was a bad RF bearing but spinning it in the air the LF was noisy. The noise does not change if car is put into neutral...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Double BUMP VIN: 3VWCK21Y63
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this Beetle convertible 6 speed auto. The car has low mileage and developed a viscious double drive engagement bump. You pull it into drive and you can feel it go in, then shortly after it appears to bang in again very...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B24
after replacing hose noticed that when air system operates there is alot of exhaust backpressure blowing back to air pump switching valve works properly took switching valve off at head tried to blow threw port,port is restricted started car and have alot of e... Trouble codes: P0411
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWEU93C56
Hi Guys, having overheating problem with this passat. The 3.6 is new to me, and cant figure it out. Vehicle only overheats at idle. Fans work great, pulled the radiator and condenser and cleaned fins.(not much trash anyway)All hoses are getting hot except for ...

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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ832XV
Found there was no comm. with the ewc module checked its powers and grounds all ok. R&R module with new unit and had it reset and now it runs great thanks for all the help
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52K4W
Just an update, at this time we are working with Identifix and have yet to resolve this problem. I will post a repair once we have figured it out. Thanks for the responses. Trouble codes: P0172, P0300.
1988 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L open 3-4 gear circuit VIN: 1G6CD5153J
well in closing of this post. the customer opted to just drive the caddy the way it is and not spend any more time and money on proper diagnosis. so there is not much we can add to this post for good technical info. thank you very much to the people that repli...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L heater core VIN: 1GNEK13R3T
Thanks for the replies. Here's the story. Customer just bought truck this summer. Now with cooler weather, he noticed heater was cold. He saw that the heater hoses were unhooked, and supposed the core was leaking, thus was my question about core R & R. the wat...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LS 6.0L Master Cyl ????? VIN: 1GCGK29U4X
Truck came into shop this morning. Test drive did show early ABS activation. Also rear brakes were not working. We never did completly lose the brakes but it was close a couple of times. Customer had several incidents where complete loss happened ..in fact he ...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L tcc lockup VIN: 1G1NE52M1X
I would like to thank all of you for spending time suggesting needed diagnosis and common repair problems. We finally Nailed this one down. i am going to copy the notes i will be giving the customer for the diagnosis i did on the vehicle.(the transmission shop...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L cooling fan VIN: 1GNDV03E93
After hours of frustrating investigation, I found that the fans were indeed coming on at about 225 degrees ( seemed to be high for me ) but the true problem was indeed the head gasket. I blocked tested the vehicle numerous times and finally got it to fail. Tha...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L no 1st gear start VIN: 3B7HF13Z01
As everyone stated it ended up being the governor pressure sensor and solenoid. After installing them the trans had all kind of shift concerns and my heart sank. Started with a tv cable adjustment(way off) and band adjust shifts great all is good Thanks Mike
2002 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L evap code VIN: 1B3EL46R12
I feel like an Idiot. It says it right on the DRB screen: "01-05 Stratus/sebring coupe" ITS NOT A COUPE, ITS A FOUR DOOR SEDAN!!! If I had paid attention instead of being in a F*&cking hurry trying to make a dollar I would have caught that, and just choosed th...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Crankshaft thrust bearing VIN: 1FALP4040T
It appears that the torque converter swelling was the issue. In talking with the customer it is possible the son who regularly drove this vehicle was rodding it, and this may be why the torque converter swelled up. We replaced the torque converter, radiator, a...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L heater core VIN: 2FAFP74W0X
Installed new core and ground straps, installed gold coolant and advised customer to bring back in 6 months to recheck for voltage in coolant. Thanks to all, David
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW30F6Y
I had to waith until the brand new CAM sensor arrived to my country, we dont have Ford Dealer around. I just finished with this Truck. The Cam sensor was the problem...Thanks a lot guys...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP36311
sorry this took so long to close,i forgot about it.it did have a bad fuel pump controll module
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP53253
Thanks again for all your help. customer came back today with the car, so we replaced the hub and wheel bearing.bearing did not seem to be bad , but hub was bent,so i drove the car we had a little vibration in pedal so we pulled the back wheel and drums and fo...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21P34
Yes the velicle is fixed and runs great and thank you so much to all of you great guys out there that took your precious time to help me in a moment of great need and I really appreciate it a lot. I did not understand at first the the FICM volts ...
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP25145
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU03185
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45S85
The customer picked up the bus and took it back to the place that installed the O2 sensors. They have not been able to fix it yet. I do not know what they have done to try to fix. I have good power and ground to PCM and all 3 componets that set a code. I still... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155 (HO2S21 heater circuit fault), P0443 (EVAP system purge control valve fault).
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L drivers side axel seal VIN: 1HGCG5650W
Well all, The seal I installed was still holding but the other side is leaking and as you all suggested the carrier bearings are loose as a goose. Looks like a trans rebuild. Thanks for the help and behave. Dan
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L headlights flicker VIN: 1J4GZ48S9W
thanks to all that offered help. it turns out that it is common for the light switch to cause this problem on certain years.
2000 Lexus IS200 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JTDBS18280
Thanks for the replies. The fault is the ECM - we have had it tested & it is a processor fault. The igniters send a signal back to the ECM to show they are firing thats on the IGF wire, if there is no signal received the ECM shuts down injection after 5 secs... Trouble codes: P1300 (Igniter), P1305 (Igniter), P1310 (Igniter), P1315 (Igniter), P1320 (Igniter), P1325 (Igniter).
2004 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L All shifts VIN: JM3LW28J24
Replaced faulty transmission range switch. Test drove extensively, found that the fluid level was slightly overfull when hot, removed fluid to get to proper level. Shifts pretty good now, 2-3 and 4-5 still a little harsh, 2-3 is a bit earlier than it should be...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L transmission VIN: 1YVHP84C25
I didnt do any repairs to fix the trans problem, but after we changed the battery the problem was no longer there. test drove for many miles and codes or problem never returned.
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Vent VIN: JM1BK12F26
Apparantly this car fixed itself. Customer called to cancel his appt. this morning and said he was able to put gas in it after leaving the gas cap off overnight. I think that Bob may be on to something w/ mention of the can.purge valve. Probably will happen ag...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L radio VIN: 4JGAB75EXA
Thanks to all who took there valuable time to reply! I started eliminating components on the D2B network using the factory fiber optic bypass connector PN# 000 545 33 84. what I found when I removed radio was that there was a module trasmitting light all the t...
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Esp VIN: 4JGCB75E16
Only one reply, Edgar thought there may be a bulletin on the steering angle sensor and that it might be under warranty. The warranty expired a few months back but talking to the parts guys at the dealer there is a wiring harness repair kit for the steering co...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HZ5412Y
activated both purge and vent solenoid and both were working. i have had trouble with the purge solenoids in the past on GM vehicles so we tried a purge solenoid and it has been a week and light has stayed off so i am calling this one fixed. thanks for all the... Trouble codes: P0440.
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Serp belt VIN: WPOAA2994X
I finally found it about an hour ago, #2 spark plug was loose. The squeak was the compression blowing through the rubber of the coil pack. I had the first year apprentices take out the coil packs and plugs about two weeks ago and clean them up. Well tha...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3ED59Z92
Hello All, I want to thank everyone who responded to my help request. This problem is fixed! It was the starter motor drawing too much current. This was indeed causing the injectors to shut down along with the ignition system. It's obvious that the six cylinde...
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: YS3FB49S65
Apparently this vehicle does have a porous engine block as I suspected and was confirmed by a couple of the replies. According to them, this a been a problem with certain engines along the model years that included this one. The crankcase has synthetic oil whi...
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L display VIN: YS3FD59Y57
Thank you for your help. Anders responded with the TSB for this car which was a great help. Justin offered the following explanation which I will quote as I think it is a little more clear: "If the date in the radio is wrong you get the --- in the next s...
2002 Saturn L300 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW54R92
This one is for sure a bad BCM. I took the BCM out and popped the cover off of it. I check all signals at the circuit board. No problems found there. Grounds checked good. By bumping the ignition key, that moment before the starter engages is when the a... Trouble codes: B1000 (ECU Malfunction).
2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U57
First of all I would like to thank you all for your input. Special thanks to Carolyn from California for taking the time out of her day to talk to me on the phone and send me factory wiring diagrams. After making repeated attempts at starting the vehicle we fi... Trouble codes: C1259, C1310, P0A0F.
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Engine VIN: WVWEE83A7V
well thank you all that responded. these vw's are sensetive. the pcv valve in the intake tube was faulty. got a new intake tube with pcv valve from dealer for $125.00. this fixed the codes and running rough. the #3 intake valve bucket was sticking in the bore ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L don't know VIN: 3VWSE29M8X
Thanks to all who have replied. He did fix the car. He replaced the wheel bearing assemblies, even though they didn't seem to be bad. No more noise... Thanks again.
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