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2003 BMW M3 3.2L wont upshift intermit. VIN: 413JR22240
Hello, the problem is the car will not upshift sometimes when using the steering wheel shifter. Must use the center console lever to get to the next gear. very intermit. Autologic shows no codes and shows the paddle sending signal to the egs, but of course the...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L ebcm VIN: 0G6DM57704
Car came in with service stability sys and service brake assist going across information center. The traction off light was on. Scanned all computers. Engine drag control, traction control system, and vehicle stability enhancement systems all showed failed in ...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14K2R
does not want to idle very good can unplug est wire runs better, check ac millivolts found in iatn, orignal dist 200 millivolts,got what oriellys says new same thing rechecked over [...] on inital crank steady at 480 millivolts,customer had new ingitio...
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDM19W5R
Hi All Thanks for taking a minute to look at this post. It's eating my lunch and dinner. came in with a stumble or hesitation on accelration aroun 30 mph average to moderate accel. dose not die but acts like it holding back then sometimes it clears and it acc...
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L high idle VIN: 3GNEK18R4G
Hello all, me again from martins. have a 97 tahoe with idle problem. after driving down highway and come to stop, truck wants to idle anywhere from 1200 to 1800 rpm. Watching modis Iac is commanded to around 46, and i know the counts should be around zero at i... Trouble codes: P0507
1998 Chevrolet P30 7.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBMP37B9W
hello I have a 1998 chevy 7.4 fuel injected with allison 545 has a banks power pak headers and air filter no electronics modified. this is in a class A motor home. intermittent power loss. when driving i can step on the accelerator quickly to wot it performs w... Trouble codes: P0131, P0151
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L leak VIN: 1GNDT13W2X
leaking anti freeze and I can not tell where it is coming from even thou I see anti freeze dripping off the bell housing and small amounts around the intake manifold.I can not tell if its the intake manifold or hose coming back from the heater core inside that...
2000 Chevrolet K2500 LS 5.7L hard start VIN: 1GCGK24U3Y
customer came in about 1 year ago for same problem. at times in the morning it would take a couple of crank attemps to start the truck. after it started, who knows when it would do it again. i check fuel pressure and everything was ok. cleaned throttle body an...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHK45SD34
I have another 250,000 mile S10 4.3 that is kicking my butt once again. The main complaint is that it will cut out and fall on it's face while driving mainly at highway speeds. It's a very intermittant problem. Happened to me once while I had a fuel pressure g... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GCEK19T62
Gentlemen (Ladies), We have got a problem that we can't seem to solve. This truck came to us stuck in 4-whl. dr. high. We replaced the encoder motor on the side of the transfer case & have also replaced the frt. diff. actuator. It's still stuck in 4-whl. high....
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L ignition switch VIN: 1GCEC14V63
Hello Everyone.This truck came in intermittent no crank.when it did crank it would start.gear shift indicator would show to be in drive but it would be in park.we replaced module on the side of the transmission fixed that it won,t crank at any time...
2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT 3.5L Radio, Blower VIN: 2G1WJ15K17
When driving this vehicle the radio volume will shut off. The ligts stay on the radio and you can turn the volume up and change radio stations but there is no music at all. As soon as you stop the car and turn the key off and back on the radio will work again ...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
This one is killing me! I got a 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3. Came in on the hook as a nostart. First i pluged up my modis to see what codes and live data was in the system ( rpm,ect... Anyway no communication! Checked all and it looked like a number 10 (10...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C8GYB1515
This vehicle belongs to the German Army liason officer at the United States Military Academy at West Point. From All-Data and Identifix info, engine and engine controls and electronics match the 2005 Jeep Liberty 2.8 Diesel engine, standard OBD-II connector un... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor A signal fault)
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Hydralics VIN: 2D4GP44L55
fluid getting aerated when running more as warms up
2007 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.7L low compression VIN: 1D7HE22K27
compression on left bank stays at 150 psi, compression on right bank starts at 150 psi on initial test. second test results in approximately 100 psi. third test results in 50-75 psi range. wet or dry results are the same. acts like lifters are pumping up and h...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Engine coolant VIN: 1FTCR11X1T
I have driven the truck and witnessed the problem. It will take on average 4 miles for the truck to run hot. BUT it will only run hot if you turn on the heater eather to hot or cold. It will run normal tempeture if the heater or Ac controls stay in off positio...
1996 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Oil pan removal VIN: 1FTCR15U6T
This truck is a four wheel drive. Oil pan rusted out. Have not done a Ranger but plenty of full size Ford trucks. Have followed Alldata instructions, engine and transmission mounts loose/lifted engine. Pan is not even close to coming out. I am ready to pull th...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire, jumps VIN: 2FTZX18W9W
This truck misses at an idle but it never sets a p030? code I when driving it feels like it hits a brick wall for a split sec then good power only on a cruse w/ stedy acc. thinking i need to replace plugs and wires w/ oe motocraft. i unpluged the injectors one...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTRW08L61
This 1 is driving me crazy all of the obvious or common problems have been addressed.I replaced all 8 plugs autolite double platinum,all 8 insulators (boots),induction service,1 coil after the fact.Set of intake gaskets also after the fact.Noticed only once wh... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Gem VIN: 1FAFP55U92
Does anyone have a source for a rebuilt GEM on this vehicle? Ford is telling me the module is discontinued. This hard to beleive, since the car is 8 years old. Nothing surprises me from Ford anymore, though. Thanks in advance.
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMYU03173
Hello an need help please! Think that I have the timing chain off. But went threw all steps to put them on from Alldata will start up an run but has no power. took all back apart an checked again All the marks line up even counted the chain between the gears 1...
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Traction Control VIN: 1FMFU18L14
Traction light on dash is flashing at all times and code b2736 and c1998 current. Customer says traction comes on at times while driving slow and dash warning showing vehivle sliding is flashing at all times. The codes will not clear and i can't find diagnosis...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14564
Guys...I am lost. This truck came in with a P0305 only. no problem was noticed while driving under average conditions. I "hydroscoped" the boots and found nothing. So i SWAG'ed it with #5 coil and all the boots. Cleared code, redrove and called customer. He ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0307, P2104, P2112
2004 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTZR45E34
Happy holidays to everyone. I got this Ranger in the other day that seems to be not fully disengaging the transfer case. The fluid was pretty dark so I changed the fluid, no help. I decided to change the encoder motor thinking maybe it was not making the full ...
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTZR5E34P
Customer came in about a year ago, Jan 2010, for a loud bang and 4wd going out. Test drove, got up to about 15-20 mph and duplicated concern, checked the encoder motor for proper operation, all was good there. checked fluid condition and level, all was good th...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36P54
1) Repaired GPCM and r/s GP Harness - this fixed glow plug codes. 2) Cranks and no start, no smell of fuel. Fuel seems disabled 3) Oil in degas bottle 4) ICP Volts never over .26 Volts (cranking) 5) ICP Pressure at 6-10 PSI Misc: FICMLPWR - 11.5/FICMVPWR - 12...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW125X5
Hello and thank you in advance for your help. We received this F-150 a few weeks ago and it had severe misfires. Testing proved to be an internal problem effecting Cyl 4. Pulled valve cover and found broken valve spring on Cyl 4 and bent valve. Pulled head and... Trouble codes: P0012 (Intake Cam position timing over retarded Bank one), P0340 (Cam position sensor fault)
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU20545
The vehicle acts up under the same circumstances. About 5 minutes after cold start the engine starts to misfire. On the ngs it shows cylinders 2, 5, 6 and 7 misfiring. I have checked cranking compression on 7 and 5 and both were about 200 psi. Did a cylinder l... Trouble codes: P0307 (Misfire - cylinder 7)
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L16
Vehicle showed up with an apparrent misfire and MIL light on. Scan vehicle with OTC scan tool and no misfires present but there where 2 codes present P0172, and P0731. Vehicle drives like a misfire and idles like a misfire and this has my tech a little confuse... Trouble codes: P172, P0731 (Inncorrert gear ratio)
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L speedometer VIN: 1HGEM22962
I have speedometer and no odometer reads 8888888 ,no codes
2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRE48517
Check engine light is on, engine runs fine, I have had 4 scan tools hooked to this crv (generic obd11, otc genisys, launch x431, and a ae laptop based scan tool) no communication at all! I have checked powers and grounds at data link connector and all seems ok...
1998 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L stalls in gear VIN: KMHVF24N3X
poor accel and after trans was hot stalls when trying to shift into gear any gear has p0732, checked pulse gens seem to be normal, acts like torque converter is locked, believe problem internal ,fluid level ok but is very discolored , bypased cooler to make su...
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L 4x4 control VIN: 4S2DM58W13
After getting the engine running, vehicle runs and drives OK but we have NO ENGAGEMENT of the four wheel drive and we can't make heads or tails of the info in all data. when you drive the car the little RED light in the instrument cluster comes on and if you s...
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42B91
We have had this code ongoing for sometime, we replaced purge valve, fuel cap, came back with same code. We found canister hoses cracked so we replaced canister valve and hose to valve along with cleaning surface of fuel cap and replacing cap again. We also ch... Trouble codes: P0455
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42C23
This vehicle was brought in with the complaint of check engine lamp on, and occasional rough idle for a few seconds after a 15-30 minute hot soak. On initial road test, we did not notice any problems, the engine ran great. During scan testing, we retrieved the... Trouble codes: P0300, P1316, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0307
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S5Y
OK , Im stumped . i was a jeep tech for 10 yrs and had seen many 4.0l cyl heads cause this issue . the cust states ck. engine light is on with no driveability symptoms . ck and found codes for misfire on all cyls . cleared codes and road tested . on a long sli... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0305, P0306
2002 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Shrill noise VIN: 1J4FA39S62
Vehicle has had a shrill whistling noise, intermittantly for several months, it seems to be getting more pronounced. It will decrease on Accel, & increase on decel, if we pull it into bay, at idle, it'll go away after a few minutes. We have found several cra...
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L heat VIN: 1J4GL58L58
car came in with a intermittent heat t stat change heater core blown out and clear hoses by feel getting hot to the touch water pump flow was tested and also by removing pump checking impeller for wear blend door check in heater box for a bad blend door and bl...
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Stall
had an intermittent stall complaint on this 2002 spectra. it had no codes and we couldnt duplicate the stall and no customer info as usual. vehicle was in for maintenance (100k miles) and we did plugs, wires, new battery teminals, tbelt, and w/pump. after main... Trouble codes: P0121
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Power Brake Booster VIN: JT8BF28G6W
Fellow techs, this car came with a complaint of "the car wont stop" so i test drove vehicle to find a rock hard brake pedal. Tested booster to find no drop in pedal after staring engine, tested check valve and it was fine. Replaced booster twice w/ a used uni...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L outer mirror VIN: JTJGA3IUX4
Trying to find out if anyone out there has changed the outer mirror actuator on a 2004 RX 330 Lexus. I cannot find any information on the actual removal and replacement of the outer mirror actuator. I have already purchased them from the Lexus dealership. Than...
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28R21
Thanks in advance. I have a 2001 lincoln navigator that is just beating me up. Came in a few days ago for a failed smog inspection due to the mil being on. Customer complained of a somewhat rough idle. The only dtc found was p0305. Replaced the plug and coil (... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire)
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Radiator Fans VIN: JMIFD3313P
I have already found numerous problems and repaired or replaced, cut wires, burnt and corroded relays. With the Apexi PFC I can see CTS temp and program fan on temp. I know there are four fan relays. What else does the ECU need to see besides coolant temp to r...
2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G51
This vehicle was brought in with the recommendation to have the cataytic converters replaced. It ran like cr-p. we scanned the computer and found lean codes both banks, imrc stuck closed and random misfire and misfire #2 cyl. We replaced a broken pcv vac elbow... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E4V
I took on this vehicle to help a family member out. I replaced the headgasket for oil/coolant intermix. There was a slight idle surge before the the headgasket was replaced. Oil/coolant mix is no longer present. Block test also passes at this time. At idle the... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs VIN: WBDUF65J74
hi techs i have a prolem after i replaced front wheel bearings.ABS,ESP message light comes on code alldata shows the picture for actural wheel but this vehicle does not have one what am i gonna do next to make those light go off?
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF70J64
Replaced #2 Fuel send did not fix pulled both sensor and found one side of the saddle tank was empty so what balances the fuel level in the tank? Trouble codes: P203A
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L transfercase VIN: 4M2ZU86KX4
Customer called and relayed that his Mountaneer would not move when put into gear. Just buzzed and whined but would not move. I went to their yard on the way home to check it out. The vehicle had no codes storeed in the engine or trans and would not comunicate...
1992 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start VIN: JB3BU24A7N
This car is a dodge colt but inputting a Mitsubishi was the only way I could scan it. This car will start if plugged in or temp above 0 Celsius. If colder it just cranks, figured it was flooding , but not, not enough fuel. Fuel pressure good 48, spark jumps he...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6T
Roommate bought car.. runs rough at times. I am a domestic Technician The alt SES light flash goingj over bumps at times. Stalls at times when turning slowly. After stalling at stop signs Engine restarts fine but when you put the critter in gear it boogs down ... Trouble codes: P0505 (Iacv), P0150 (O2 b2si), P0325, P0600 (Ecm-tcm), P1400 (EGR solenoid)
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Excessive rich VIN: 1N6ED27Y7Y
2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1N6ED29Y62
To all, I hope someone has seen this before. I have a 2002 frontier with what feels like a driveline vibration. You feel it through the floor and seat starting at 30 mph and is worst between 30 and 40. I suspected a u-joint and removed the driveshaft. It has a...
1995 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.1L Traction control VIN: 1GMDU06L8S
The TCS light comes on pretty much as soon as you move off going forwards, does not activate in reverse. No current or history codes in ABS module (None in eng' or trans' either), if there was an open or short then I would expect a "C111" or a "C136" for low v...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DD58B4V
Greetings to all installed a used engine in this saab.the customer picked up car three days later he says he has hard time starting car when cold.we looked things over read several repairs in archieves about changing thermostat for staying open and changing th...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E2P
So this car has been a pill we replaced the eng and ever since has not restarted intermitt after driven and parked for short time we have installed a new dist and coolent sensor because of failures of both but nothing has fixed the problem we have only duplica...
2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTWJO7373
The shop manual says the engine must be removed from the top with the trans,can it be removed from the bottom? is it better to remove from top or bottom?
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Oil Pressure VIN: WVWPD63B61
When driving the vehicle aprox 10 to 15 minutes the oil pressure warning light comes on and says to turn off engine. The vehicle still has oil pressure and still can be driven. How ever if you shut the vehicle off and restart it, the light goes back off. This ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, harsh shift VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Okay guys this one came in with a complaint of abs light coming on and missfire. Scanned for codes got above codes plus codes for missfire. Replaced maf w/factory part cleared codes test drove car gave it to customer. She came back 20 minutes later saying it w... Trouble codes: P0102, P1624, 01166 (vag code from tcm), 01314 (vag code from abs module)
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 1.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: 9BWFR61J84
Car runs fine and turbo works great first two minutes car runs. After two minutes of warm up, The car surges bucks and misfire under load in third, forth and fifth gear. No Codes present. It also cause a slight limp. But not full limp. What ever it may be is c...

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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L gauges VIN: WBABF4324R
instrument cluster was the problem new cluster fixed car the windows and door locks were fixed by a wiring repair in the drivers door thanks for all the help
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAGH83491
hello and thanks for the help this one is home now and we replaced the control unit again and the problem is gone. rebuilt bmw control unit not good. the total parts list for this car was fuse,control unit and thermostat. the idle valve was not needed and was ... Trouble codes: 134 (learn lower throttle stop), 130 (function throttle).
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L HVAC module VIN: WBAAV33401
Thanks to all that replied. It is very difficult to explain something to a customer when you have little experience with a certain make of vehicle and All Data has almost no information. I am very happy with the information I received. The customer has been go...
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L Safety VIN: WBAGL63403
Strange coinsidence; the horn and other buttons on the steer wheel were inop. Ends up being the SZL module. The SIM module disconnects the air bag with a fault in the SZL module. Thanks for the replies. The customer still believes it was no coinsidence.
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L various electrical VIN: WBAET374X3
well, the customer decided against the next items, which were inst. cluster, probably wiring harness, the problem is people have aftermarket accessories installed into modern cars that are not supposed to have them. customer was ok with what we did to help but...
1955 Cadillac DeVille 5.4L Vacuum Booster
Well I want to thank everybody that responded to my call for help on this car. The brake system is 100% in good condition shoes and cylinders all serviced. Vacuum is good and throttle return spring has good tension. Customer obtained a rebuilt unit and that to...
1989 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCBS14E5K
The customer just returned with this vehicle today. That gave me some time to get advice and think about it. What I ended up doing today was removing the EGR valve and checking to see if it was stuck open from carbon. The valve looked good, but I cleaned it wh... Trouble codes: 33 (MAP Sensor Circuit Signal Voltage High).
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Abs VIN: 2G1WW12M6X
Thanks for all the replies ended up being a right front reluctor or toner ring had cracked from rust buildup. Replaced right front axleshaft w/ring-test drove-A-ok. Some 10 replies said sensor issues, but 3 guys nailed it with the cracked toner rin...
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WW12M1X
Several posts said BCM and or communication were the most likely. Correct on both counts. The BCM has powers and grounds. When it was disconnected some dash lights came on. Then reconnected and the car would start. It would run a while but still had no com w...
2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L trans case VIN: 1GNE19X72B
We replaced shift motor and sent transfer case out for rebuild. Cleaned all wiring connections, cleared codes and test drove. Vehicle operated as new. Thanks to all that read our post and took the time to respond. Gyle @Salt Spring Auto Service
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GNES16S53
Customer needed to take vehivle and never returned for further testing. We may never know the root cause of this malfunction but thank you all for your suggestions.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Fuel Smell VIN: 1GNEK13T74
Thanks for all the replies. Most common response was fuel pump assy - evidently these can crack or have seal failure and no apparent leak, but a definite fuel smell. 2nd most common response had to do with evap system. Right now I'm leaning towards the evap sy...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Classic LT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCHK23K77
OK, It was just the process of cleaning the throttle plate assembly and idle relearn that fixed this problem. We went through the motions and it runs perfectly. More often than not,the fix isn't as hard as finding good info and knowledge. Thanks for all your a... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Speed High).
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L AC System Pressure VIN: 3C4FY48B12
Sorry for the delay in closing this. I already did once but something happened. Jay and Gary got right back to me with the correct information. Both fittings on the strut tower are on the low side. The orifice is in the liquid line, a foot away from the co...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L park lights VIN: 1D4GP25R53
Thanks so much for all the great replies.It was the light control module.As was suggested i grounded the relay and all would work.Thanks so much and Merry Christmas to all.
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDKF37F25
Good evening to everyone who offered such great information on this 7.3l diesel. As many suggested to check the fuel pressure regulator O rings. Took fuel filter assy off of truck and removed the outter coil, being held on with thin flat nut and using 1 and 1/... Trouble codes: P0476 (p0478-), P0478.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Od Light On Od Cancel Switch Flashes During 1-2 Sh VIN: 1FTDX086XV
Thanks for the replies. Everybody talked about wiring, but it turned out to be a tired tranny that needed rebuilding. Owner took it to a local trans shop to have work done. I couldn't match price of $1300.00 out the door. Hope he gets more than he is paying fo...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument panel lights VIN: 2FMZA5148X
Thanks for the help everyone.Just got vehicle back from the dealer after programing the used cluster it works fine now.The cluster was causing all the problems
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDWX36S71
ok headache after a testdrive the check engine light came on p0500 and p1502. both vss codes. decided to adress that problem since it was an easy diagnosis. noticed that the vss signal was choppy and intermittent and replaced with known good from ...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L starter VIN: 1FMRU15WX1
I found on these car's that water leaks down driversside piller in to power distubution box and cause shorts. removed distubution box and found rust on connector, and leading in side box. replaced box everthing working fine.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Heater VIN: 1FTWW33P93
Ok Guys this was easy, The heater core was plugged, I have had good luck with just flushing them with a water hose but it didn't work on this one. I did the CLR trick and filled the heater core up and let it set for 45 minutes, flushed the core with water and ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX12W54
hey everybody!sorry for the wait.truck is fixed after putting a good used transmission.thanks everybody and happy holidays!!!
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L anti-theft VIN: 4S2DM58W13
Well I didn't receive much help on bypassing the antitheft system so I bit the bullet and towed the car 75 miles to the only active dealer in southern Ohio. after about two hours and 126 dollars the truck started ,even with gas at least a year and a half ol...
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L fuel tank VIN: SAJDA41C43
The customer brought the car back and we had filled it up without issue so either intermittent or fixed at this point i haven't heard for customer so we will hope it is fixed. Thanks, STewart (the roll over valve would be suspect)
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride VIN: 5LMFU27RX4
We ended up finding a vertical crack in the airline to the right front solenoid causing it not to seal all the time, after repairing the line we had problems with the system working consistantly, kept setting a low voltage code to the module, battery voltage w...
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L engine VIN: 4F4YR12C1W
You guys are great! It was in fact a defective ECM. Thanks again. Merry Christmas to all!!!
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Heat VIN: 3VWCK21Y53
Well guy's here it goes. The problem--poor heat, Would intermintently only blow about 90 degrees from vents. Most of the time i could get above 140. Work performed- 1st attempt replaced T-stat, some success. 2nd, back flushed heater core and verified pro...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML270CDI 2.7L Engine No Start VIN: WDC1631132
First of all, thanks to all those who sent replies. I have not yet repaired this vehicle but will close the request now as We are closing for 3 weeks holiday. The overwhelming replies were to check injector leak back - and going by the milage injectors will d...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L alternator VIN: 2030401A57
Thanks for the replies, there were some good suggestions. In the end a reflash of the PCM (N3/10) fixed this car. Here’s what we did. We ran the SDS programmed alternator test on an identical good car and watched the BSS circuit ("Bit Synchrone Schnittstell...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Catylist temperature VIN: WDBUF65J85
OK, thank you for the responses to my request, the car is fixed. This turned out to be a bit of a nightmare and one or more of the following was the solution. A. I found 1 spark plug wire shorting to heat shield. B. The oxygen sensor connectors had some oil re... Trouble codes: P0151 (G3/3 Left O2 Sensor Before TWC Short Circuit In the Signal Line), P0131 (G3/4 Right O2 Sensor Before TWC Short Circuit in the Signal Line).
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G12
Thank you to all who replied we purchased new cam and crank tone wheels for this year motor. The cam tone wheel was the problem the new one had two differant size blades on it witch fixed the problem. Trouble codes: P0335, P0340.
2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L power steering VIN: 1G2ZG52865
Thanks for all the responses guys. I did contact the dealership and they did say it falls under the extended warranty claims, but only if it had certain things going wrong with it. They said they would have to check it out to make sure, but if it didnt fall un...
1990 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AL35L2C
Thank you all for repling to my problem Saab. I primarily work on Asain and American cars so old Saabs are a challenge to me. I received all excellent responses. Most wanted me to double check the fuel pressure regulator. Justin [...] had a great test i... Trouble codes: 12231 (No rpm signal at computer), 12213 (Full throttle contact shorted), 12222 (AIC idle valve fault), 12223 (Air Fuel Ration too lean), 12112 (O2 sensor problem).
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BG68SXW
This subaru has a big FIXED stamp on it. Big surpise, the head gaskets were blown out on both heads. I forgot to mention that when I had the T-stat out, I could see the water pump and it appeared to be o.k. As a side note, I was able to get a T-stat with a "ji...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BG685XW
Got this one fixed. Found out one of the customer's "friends" had "helped" her out by adjusting the idle screw. They must have moved it and the cables a long ways. The first time I moved the idle screw away from the throttle linkage until the linkage quit movi... Trouble codes: 1507 (Idle control problem), 507 (Idle control problem).
1990 Toyota Camry 2.0L Engine VIN: 4T1SV2YE61
Well I was tring to help an friend/elderly lady with this one and definatly overlooked the basic stuff. Got the vech back in and it defilatly had worn out rings and blowby. Vech not worth an engine or overhaul. Thanks to all for the help! John
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDBT12371
Thanks for the help guys. We finally received a wiring diagram and found the relay that is under the dash above the fuse box that the custom had removed when trying to get the car to start. Thanks for the help and sorry for the unnecessary question.
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TEWN72N22
Thanks for the sugguestions guys. All seem to be pointing to CKP sensor. Customer has had the truck back in shop, starts ever time now... But now I know what to go to first when trying to find the problem.
2010 Toyota Highlander 3.5L Navigation VIN: 5TDYK3EH0A
Hello Gentlemen, Thanks for all of your help on this one. I believe you all had the correct answer. Special thanks to Brett for posting what appeared to be the Toyota procedure. Lee
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Cylinder Head VIN: WVWMD23B4Y
Thanks to all its fixed. Great replies read them for more detail info. After sending the help request for information on what to look for when rebuiding the engine, Robert from Oregon and Roger from Ohio had me convinced to take a second look at it. I called ...
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