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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Engine temperature VIN: WAUED64B81
Greetings, This Audi runs hot all the time. The engine seems to warm up normally but heats up to where the temp gauge needle is just below the very top. Checking with our scanner shows at idle engine temperature of 120 to 124 C. On the freeway the engine cools...
2005 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBANA53595
Customer was driving on freeway during heavy rain, drove through standing water on roadway at freeway speed. Cruise control shut off and would not reset. Vehicle ran to destination and was shut off. When attempted to restart, vehicle would crank but not start....
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HR5210S
car will start and run fine as long as you want till you raise rpm over 2000.then tach and other gauges jump around,looses fuel pressure and communication with scanner. car will die and not restart till key is cycled off and on.pcm has been replaced with reman...
1991 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GCGK24J4M
Hello Diesel tech;s, This one runs fine but at times it will just quit, so far at idle only. Then after restarting it will run rough, like there is air in the lines, until she cleans out and then smooths out. Sometimes it may run rough for a few minutes. The w...
1992 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Tps VIN: 1GCGC24F5N
TPS value gose to defalt intermitently and stays stuck at 35% throttle opening. TPS bench tested good, intalled new on out of frustration. TPS signal would change as expected when measured at TCM harness connector. TCM was replaced with Delco re-man. NOW CHECK...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNCT18W0T
hi guys i have this s-10 blazer in the shop misfiring pulled coded came up with po 300 checked fuel pressure pressure was good also checked for leak down it held pressure overnight i next looked at the cap and rotor and wires they were in good shape then i pul... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LT 5.7L Park engagement VIN: 3GNFK16R7T
I am an automotive teacher at a high school, a teacher here has this problem. Problem just started, I think it has to do with the park pawl, I haven't worked on these transmisions before so I don't know how they engage park. I have an old version of [...] ...
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Dragging VIN: 2G1WL52M9X
This fine GM product came in with the customer stating," I stopped for a stop sign and the car would not go anymore." I went for a drive with the customer and the vehicle ran great at first then when we stopped at a stop sign the AIRBAG light came on and the c...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Rear of engine VIN: 1GNEC13T51
This car has a major oil leak. At idle there is just a very slight leak but when it drives on the road it becomes a major oil leak. The leak looks to be coming from the passanger side on the rear of the engine. Intake valley is dry. We used a gm tool to put in...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Starter & Ring Gear VIN: 1GBHC24162
I posted this as an electrical problem because a starter is involved. This is more likely a mechanical issue. This was towed in. The customer complaint was that he had to boost it the previous 2 days in order to start it. It was quite cold. I was expecting a ...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13S72
customer came in with a complaint of noise in 4wd. test drove and verified there is a noise in the 4wd.it is a selectable system, so in two wheel drive there is no noise heard.the noise is in 4wd while driving .it does engage and work the system, but while dri...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Hot Cold Mode Actuator VIN: 1GNEC13Z72
GM HVAC Help needed. I have one hair left so please help me to keep it. This 2002 Chevy Tahoe has a Auto HVAC Controle head. We have tried everthing mentioned in the Fix database.The HVAC Controle head has been replaced with three differant ones also a new GM ...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1NE52J43
Vehicle came in as a no start.Checked fuel pressure and spark,working fine.If I spray carb cleaner into throttle body would run until I stopped carb enrichment.While running scanner showed cam & crank sensor input.I had the tech remove right underpanel and sma...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Goes hot at idle VIN: 2CNOL73F85
This Equinox will run ok until it sits at idle. After a few minutes the temp guage will start to climb to over 3/4 then we notice the heat starts to die down. The upper and lower hoses start to get cooler. When you rev it up to about 2000 rpm the guage drops r...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L abs VIN: 3C3EL45H8T
Vehicle came in with a ABS light on with CAB code 79. replaced the abs module along with the cab unit with a used one and now the abs light goes off when car is started. However, as soon as you drive the ABS light comes back on, however, no codes are present. ...
2005 Chrysler 300 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C3AA63H05
Hey all- got a good one.. this stupid thing stalls and runs poorly after every re-fueling.. customer stated that there was a purge valve replaced and it did not correct the concern. I would automatically assume that there is some sort of problem with the vent....
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Power Door VIN: 2C4GP54L95
Looking for some help with an inoperative power sliding door. When activated from the B pillar switch or the overhead console switch it does nothing, when activated from the remote the door locks pulse open and that is all. The door moves freely if opened and ...
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L No Start, Over fuel rich VIN: 1B7GL22X81
I QUIT! Well, not yet. Looking for serious help. The engine cranks, no start. Scanned for codes, none. Pulled plugs, very rich and black but not wet. Intalled new plugs. Fuel pressure with key on 'ok' and cranking pressure 'ok' 44-49psi. Checked to see if inje...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi Sport 5.7L engine oil pressure VIN: 1V7HA16D05
ok here goes, this is a friend of mine's truck he got at an auction about a month ago. he got it cheap because it had the typical ticking noise plus not running on all 8 cyl's. we checked it out and found 3 bent pushrods and valves, plus broken cam keyway. we ...
2005 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L No Start VIN: 1D8HB5D8D7
This Durango is an intermittent no-start. It finally acted up in the shop while I had the fuel pressure gauge hooked up - 0 psi. I removed the fuel tank and checked for power and ground at the tank, no power. The fuel pump relay does click when the key is cycl...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Key Fob VIN: WD0PDZ4486
Hi All: I'm working on the keys / keyfobs for a 2006 Sprinter 2500. The owner of the vehicle lost one of the two original switchblade style keyfobs for the vehicle. I had a couple used Sprinter switchblade keyfobs available from a different vehicle, so I purs...
1995 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F2S
Morning all, towed in no start no icp pressure replaced icp switch now have 40 psi needs about 500 psi to start. thought there was a screen on the ipr valve, nope must have been thinking of a 6 liter now my question? is there any way to check the ipr valve off...
1997 Ford F-250 5.8L Late Shifts / Speedo inoperative VIN: 1FTHX26H2V
This truck came to us with late harsh shifts with code 452. Also speedometer and odometer not working at all. Odometer doesn't even display. We found the speed sensor out of range and replaced with new OEM with no success. Went through tests outlined for the ...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14AXT
I really need help on this one. This is my own truck so been fighting this problem off and on for a long time. Started miss firing no. 1 cyl only in morning after driven about 1 mile to stop sign. Problem may not occur again for a week or 2. As you can see i h... Trouble codes: P0301
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP4047X
hello ford techs I normally don't work on american cars but am just trying to help a friend.After numerous intermittant no starts it finally won't start at all.First thing we checked was fuel press...0 psi. sprayed carb cleaner in plenum briefly, car tried to ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33S8Y
Has anyone ever replaced an engine from a 2000 F350 with a 2003 F350.What is needeed to start run engine properly. I'm thinking PCM or 2000 engine harness may be required.Please don't guess at this only reply if you have been there thanks.
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L starter VIN: 1FMRU15WX1
truck came into shop on hook, charged battery while connecting battery truck started to crank over with key in hand. traced srarter signal wire back to fuse box\power distribution center. Disconnected ignition switch, power still exsisted at fuse 21 in power c...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Heater VIN: 1FTWW33P93
Alright Guys, I have this 6.Oh No, stock, no mods and has very poor heat. The engine does get to operating temperature. The inlet hose to the heater core gets hot and has pressure behind when I removed it, the return hose is cold. I have taken the heater hoses...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L coolant VIN: 1FTSW31P54
6.0 blowing coolant out reserver, thanks in advance for reading my whole story and replies before making suggestions. this 6.0 puppy has had repeat cooling system failures like radiator, degas bottle, hoses, after we performed complete head job with studs and ...
2009 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L tire light VIN: 2FAHP71V29
Good morning and thanks for looking. We changed out the right front tpms sensor and can't get the light to go out. Tried the handheld tool, it recognizes a sensor in each wheel, but light won't go out. Also have a 2872 code stored in Driver door module which c...
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L Accesseries VIN: 3GKFK16T84
Have gmc that has the time delay accessories staying on after key is out and doors opened. Thought to be bad switch from monitoring position with scanner and it was reading on at times with key off, but as soon as we unplugged and try to put new one in the rad...
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Starting VIN: 2HGES16503
How do I remove the ELD fom the fuse box? Seems simple enough but cannot remove no way am, I missing a release other than the one on top. Thanks Mike
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Radio Reception VIN: 1HGCM56644
Has anyone had this problem? customer states radio has no reception with defrost on. With defrost off radio sounds clear the second you turn on defrost you hear nothing but static, you loose the station almost completely. Found antenna module at rear left qua...
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L Blower VIN: JNKDA31A02
Car came in HVAC blower inop. Customer stated blower was noisy & then quit. Removed blower & amp drawed @ approx 60 amp. Checked fuses & found ok. Replaced blower & resistor/amp. using Nissan parts through Worldpac. Blower still does not work in car. Hot side ...
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L instument cluster VIN: 4S2CE558X4
Fuse for anti theft blows and instument cluster is inop also trans wont shift. Customer had truck is other shopfor inop speedo and was told it was the vss. They replaced it and still didn't work. Now when I check it it appears the imobilzer in the theft system...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Heater VIN: SAJDA14C0Y
Hi all. I'm hoping a jag guru out there can shed some light on a problem car. I've got an '00 XJ8 in the shop that came in with a blown trans - the snap ring land in the forward clutch had failed. Got her rebuilt and installed and sent my customer on their way...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Head gasket VIN: SALTY1247X
Hey guys, just a request for advice & information. This vehicle came to me for a coolant leak. I pressure tested the cooling system & found an external leak at the rear of the right side cylinder head gasket. I looked up several cases of head gasket leakage on...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 2T2HA31U74
I recheck the timming belt was allign correctly and when i check the vvt solenoid bank 2 was not respond slowly and replaced. But it was same code popping up. When i road tested no check engine light on drive. Soon as you start up the vehicle 2-3 times code ca... Trouble codes: P0018 (Crankshaft position-camshaft position correlation bank2sensora)
2006 Lexus IS350 3.5L Navigation Display VIN: JTHBE26206
Touch screen is inoperative. All the physical buttons that operate the Navi, Climate, Info etc all work. The touch screen is not responding in all modes. The display works fine. Is there a setting that shuts off touch screen operation? I checked the owners man...
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF123XL
I tough never goin use this any more but iwere wrong ha hey guys need help on this this truck came on a hook w/overheating problem we deal the price and start working ,finish call customer to pick up/we told him need to replace radiator fan clutch.he would do ...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L A/C Compressor/Blend Door VIN: JM1BJ24642
This vehicle is experiencing a combination of issues. On a previous visit, the vehicle came in with a flickering A/C on/off light on dash, I replaced switch & cleaned all connections. Issue was resolved. First, Temp Control Blend Door will not function prope...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Pats VIN: JM1BK12F84
See outcode and I appreciate if someone are able to give incode. Thanks Outcode for Part number: LF68-18881-D Serial number: AA89 Outcode PCM : 8EC754 Error control: 4AD53. Outcode HEC : 0A7AD3 Error control : 4A806
2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L alternator VIN: JM1BK32FX7
This car was flooded so the engine was changed by another shop the car came in with a check engine and battery light on. I have a p0113 iat sensor circuit high output and the alternator is charging at 13.25.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF72F0V
Car was towed to impound. Customer went to pick up and batt was dead. Customer removed batt to have it charged. Reinstalled, crank/no start. No injector pulse. Security system appears to work properly. Signal from cam/crank sensors appear good to ECU. Anyone s...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L does not shift VIN: WDBRN47J72
vehicle still will not shift out of first gear. their is a small s above the park symbol on the dash and i cannot find info on that.
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WMWRE33493
Vehicle was dropped off because the customer states that it goes in the "red" while driving. Pulled into the shop and found antifreeze coming out of the reservoir. Filled coolant and started engine. Engine will overheat within 10 minutes of idling. Fans are co...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT Spyder VR-4 3.0L Hvac VIN: JA3AN74K5S
Intermittent power to A/C control head/panel-either KOEO or KOER, has no voltage supply-all fuses good. Approx every tenth start-up display will illuminate and operate briefly, then lights out. No operation, AllData schematics are difficult to read or understa...
1999 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Wont start below 20 VIN: 1N6EDZ6Y4X
This customer is at wits end with thing!he has had it towed to numerous shops,and it starts up when the techs begin diagnosing the problem.the last time it was a problem was late last winter,and the shop that "repaired"it said that the fuel pump and harness wa...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L dies at idle VIN: 3N1CB51D21
Hello guys,car came in with complaint of engine dying,engine will dye coming to a stop or just idling.checked for codes and none were found,checked for IAC percentage and was at about 19% when engine died.My first solution was to clean upper plenum paying part...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L OBD fault VIN: 3N1CE51D14
Hello fellow enthusiasts ! this 2004 Nissan Sentra came in with heat problems, tested positive for combustion gas vapors in cooling system; customer authorized cyl.head r&r. We sent head to machine shop for crack check (negative) and resurface, reassembled, s...
2005 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Head Gasket VIN: 3N1CB51D85
I have acquired this vehicle from a customer of mine. They brought it in for misfire, overheating and knocking noise in engine. It was easily diagnosed as a blown head gasket with damage to lower end bearings. Customer did not want to replace engine, so I boug...
2001 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L steering VIN: 4S3BH63501
car came to me makeing a vibration when u turn steering wheel we replaced the rack and the power steering pump but it still does the same thing will not do it sittin still only when you go slow n turn right any ideas please let me know thanks in advance
1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L 3--4shift VIN: 1FBS31S5XH
Vehicle had a no start concern and smoke from under the dash. Removed the dash and repaired the the white and black ground wire that was melted going to the relays under the dash. Found the battery ground wire at the transmiision loose and the reason I believe...
1990 Toyota Camry 2.0L Engine VIN: 4T1SV2YE61
This camry has oil blowing out the oil dipstick tube and does not use a pcv valve. Does anyone have any experience with this? Im assuming the crankcase vent hose at end of valve cover isnt suposed to do much otherwise it could suck oil into intake.
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4T1SK12E2R
Hello Everyone this old Camry is beating me up in the corner. It is a 94 2.2L auto & it died while he was driving. I went ahead and towed it..battery was strong but spun motor very slowly tried a new battery...no help. ...thought it was starter. Got it on lift...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2BG22K6X
The codes stored have been in the pcm for a long time before this new problem developed. This car will sag heavily when accelerating from say 35mph. It will stall if you continue to press the pedal down. If you hold the pedal in the same spot it will surge up ... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffecient egr flow), P0441
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Heater output VIN: WVWYH63B83
Hey guys, Got a Passat problem. The car came in blowing cold air from the heater. Did the usual, check for air in the cooling system, flush core, check flow. We did find some air in the system but not much, flushed core the core flows fine, checked flow was a...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Door Latch VIN: 3VWSF71K66
Dear vw techs. We have this jetta that the left outer door handle was sticking+not letting door shut. Contacted the dealer+they said the latches give trouble. I have the door panel off but i would like detailed procedure for removal of latch and or outer handl...
1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS56D5X
Speed sensor replaced already. Since the previous repair the car quit and an engine temperature sensor, an air mass meter, and O2 sensor were needed to get it to run properly again. Still runs fine but intermittently the ABS, STC, and !(brake fluid low) warnin... Trouble codes: 510F, 530D, 001F, ABS00, 0093 (Comm. fault)

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2004 Alfa Romeo 156 JTS Sele 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZAR9320000
Thank you to all who replied. This JTS has known problem with upstream Lambda sensors connection. Both these connectors were fixed by removing each pins, re-soldering and cleaning.Tested and no more Check Engine Light. Cheers Trouble codes: P0139 (Lamda 1 signal below Cat slow), P0159 (Lamda 2 signal below Cat slow), P1131 (Lamda 1 signal upstream plausibility).
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L locks,windows VIN: WAUDA24B1X
Ended up finding a used module including the end of the harness which allowed me to replace several corroded and broken wire ends in the original-calibration was right on so no programming was necessary thanks to all for fast and thoughtful replies
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Timing VIN: WBAVB13556
The boss after trying a number of places to find the tool failed and decide to buy the timing tool. I m gonna do a leak test to see if there is any valves bent. I managed to convince him that we should pull the pan and see if there is pieces of the belt in the...
2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4USFE43517
thanks for your help guys,replacinng the water pump and reseting the codes did it.fan working at normal speed, temperature is normal,no overheting.
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Silverado 5.7L Misfire, RPM High VIN: 1GCGK24R3W
I Would like to thank everyone who replied on this one. After a confirm that the head was good.. It came down to intake or injectors/or both So we tried the Donald from Montana simple test. Remove the breather or oil fill while its running.. RPM went off the ...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Catalytic Converter VIN: 1GBHG31RXX
Well the customer opted to go with the factory cat after all. We will just cut and weld it into place. Thanks to everyone for the replys; although we are going with the factory cat in this instance, it is good to know for the future that we can use aftermark...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNEK13T61
The transmission was at fault. The custumer didn't care why it was failing he just went with a jasper remaned unit. I suspect the pump or converter as there was a lot of shavings in the pan.
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Headlights VIN: 1GNDT13S72
Thanks to all that provided information. One of the bolts in the under hood fuse panel had been loosened by a minor service tech. He thought that was how the cover came off. He had inadvertently disconnected the electrical connector under the fuse box. Tighten...
2005 Chevrolet Aveo LT 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Highway shifting VIN: KL1TG2605B
After 4 time relearning the crank this car is running fine. Thanks to the GM tech in Florida (sorry I cant remember his name) He informed me of the correct procedure for this car. Thank you all. Trouble codes: 0300 (random multiple misfire).
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Convertor VIN: 1B7HC16Y7X
I am going to close this as a summary rather than a fix. I adjusted the Throttle Cable as suggested. I replaced the TPS as well. I did not get the vehicle to do the hard down shift as before, however I did find that it would at times, seem to shift in and out ...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R21
Thanks to everyone and sorry for the late post,I wanted to get the car running and then post back that it was fixed,but customer has spent so much money at other shops putting the engine in and he does not know what to do at this point. But as most of you sugg... Trouble codes: P1389 (no asd relay output voltage at pcm).
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L Chargind Low At Idle Then Will Charge Normal VIN: 3D7KS28A87
thank you for all the help was a normal issue but customer is happy to know this and not mad about the new alternator because he has allready put a starter and water pump and transmission in it said he is going to bye a gm soon
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTDR15XXV
Timothy from Wisconsin nailed this one. After rechecking everything "again", then pulling out and checking all the injectors (good), I went with my first diagnosis and replaced the ECM. Problem solved. Emmisions are now close to zero. Thanks again to all wh... Trouble codes: P1132 (Rich run bank 1), P1152 (Rich run bank 2).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTNX21S8X
We ended up just putting an encoder motor in it fixing the problem. I never did find a good test to diagnose the problem though.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L oip pressure and no start VIN: 1FTSF31F7Y
thank you techs.cust.didnot want to put any money into this vehical.I wasted alot of time for nothing.charged him for installing high pressure hose and two hours diag.time for over a days worth of testing.He complained about the price but i had to get somethi...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FMPU16L11
Thanks for the help everyone, all the responses were very helpful. We got this transmission repaired and back to the customer. The sprag was indeed installed incorrectly. Funny thing is that I never removed the sprag elements from the outer race, they came ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3FTNW21F42
iATN members, please accept my sincere apology. One of my technicians posted this help requests unbeknownst to me while I was out of the office. I didn't know it until I found several "help" emails on my work computer. I would never have approved a posting w...
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP37NX5
thanks for the help,this car does not have dpfe sensor it uses egr system module (esm).we put a new egr valve in it and all is good.Tim from wisconsin was right on.We plugged in a new egr valve without bolting it up to see if the code would set right away no c... Trouble codes: P0403 (Egr malfunction).
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Odour VIN: 1FTRX14W87
Well, Scott from California was bang on. We got the truck back in, for a different problem, while it was here we pulled the ignition coils off, and the third spark plug back on the right bank was loose enough to thread out with fingers. Pulled all plugs, tig...
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L Charging VIN: KMHCG35C02
thanks for all the relplies. new alternator was not charging becuz of the static electricity building up.new belt actually fixed this one.
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L right front brake VIN: SAJNV4844K
i received a lot of responses that said the abs solenoid pack was bad i replaced the abs solenoid pack and that took of the problem thanks again for all the responded
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L abs VIN: SAJEA01U33
Please dont ask why but a slightly low brake fluid level caused the problem!! While testing my tech noticed the fluid level, corrected it, inspected the brake system and cleared the fault- problem solved!! Greg and crew
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8BH68X1W
Thanks for the replies.William you were a big help telling me about the 3 fuse boxes,I don't know how I missed checking them more thorughly.I found blown 5amp fuse for ign. I started vehicle and when I revved it up it quit again.I rechecked all fuse boxes and ...
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Starting VIN: JM3LV5230W
had to remove power steering pump and alternator, and remove front drive shaft. take starter out front. thanks for the help
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ24652
Greg from Washington, You're the Man!!With your comment about swapping the injectors. I changed injector #3 for #4 and no more rich code. Although it ran great before,It must have had a leaky injector#4 Thank you all so much!! Trouble codes: P0172.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Heater VIN: WDBGA51EOP
Hi again Friends and thank you for your time and effords with this Benz heater problem. I finally fixed it today myself by replacing the dual heat valve for the 3rd time. The first one was "working" and not setting any codes, but I did not buy it and changed i...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM55UXV
Thank you for the replies. After installing the second ECM the problem is cured. Makes me wonder how thorough the process is when these are remanufactured. Hope I have helped someone else with this problem in the future. Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 heater circuit b1s1), P0141 (O2 heater circuit b1s2), P0155 (O2 heater circuit b2s1), P0161 (O2 heater circuit b2s2).
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 3G2JB1248T
Thanks for all the great ideas and support and sorry for the delay in closing this fix. The Pontiac has finally left and the customer is happy to have his car back. Things got caught up a bit and allowed me some less pressured time to sort this out. I had put ... Trouble codes: P1601 (Loss of serial communication).
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1BG9KEAV
Hi to everyone and a big thankyou for all your help. The customer ended up taking this car back to the original mechanic who worked on the car. I definitely had a valve problem as no 3 inlet valve was leaking. My gut feeling is this engine has been cooked at ...
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT3VN66W0J
1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Drive-axles VIN: JT3HN87R9T
Customer does not want to spend the extra money to fix this vehicle. I have it narrowed down to the VSV behind the battery but not completely sure though. Thanks for all the help guys!!!
2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2.7L Speedo,Tach VIN: 4TAWM72NOY
We took out the cluster and tapped on the speedo module, it has the odometer in it, and all started working. took it out and cleaned connections and reinstalled and so far so good. Thanks
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B21
after many hours we removed upper plenum, both valve covers and inspected cam shaft timing marks (4 gears), marks were off so we researched information to call the rebuilder, and the installer for more information. we found the engine installer had removed th... Trouble codes: P1346.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B21
The fix was another ECU. I don't know what caused the failure of the computer to not pulse ground for the LDP test, but suspect a voltage spike from a bad ignition switch or a customer battery jump event. I reran the basic setting tests and all monitiors compl... Trouble codes: P1476.
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