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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA66235
My question is how can oil pressure get to the vtec rocker arm pressure switch if the vtec solenoid valve is not opening to allow oil to the switch. Acura diagram indicates the oil pressure has to come past the solenoid, solenoid is never commanded open, power...
2008 Audi A5 Quattro 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURV78T38
Hi Guys, Happy New Year to all. well I stared out the New Year with this gem. came in for 55K Service had MIL On Scanned it with My Verus found P0303 CYL #3 Misfire and P0171 System lean Bank One. Drove and did notice slight Eng Miss at Idle. We replaced the S... Trouble codes: 00768 (Random mutiple cly missfire P0300 upper limit reached), 00771 (Cyl 3 missfire P0303 upper limit reached intermitant), 04874 (Cylinder dissabbling P0130A upper limit reached)
2001 BMW M5 5.0L air bag VIN: WBSDE93411
short test no comm with several module specificly Air bag and body module also has mal code in instrument.k bus body bus short positive to ground,battery drain in few hours.any body has similar problem.let us know please.
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L c clutches
anyway, ive built quite a few of these 5hp19 transmissions and have a question about the c-clutch the kit zf supplies two different options, 1. a 3 disc setup with thicker steels and a thick apply plate. -or- 2. a 5 disc setup with thinner steels and t...
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GLYY22POS
well car has bin put to gathere buy are shop im new here the car is bin restored to somepoint but any way the car came in one day with high end miss found injection drive in pcm has isuse any way customer to car back and drove it in till it died and when it wa...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L No Start VIN: 3GNGK26J0X
The vehical will start then promptly shut off, checked fuel pressure and spark, both normal, I am sure the problem is with the passlock system, both fuses #21 and #4 that power the module are good. I checked for power and ground at the module connector, all is... Trouble codes: P1626
1999 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W2X
this is my son's mini van. he is disabled and at 80'000 miles on the van i changed out the o.e.m. fuel pump . befor he wound up stranded on the side of the road. well he droped it off at the shop to day for the work to be done.all went well went he pulled out ... Trouble codes: P1361
2006 Chevrolet Aveo LT 1.6L Lock Cylinder VIN: KLTG56616B
This post is for information.hopefully it will be helpful to some in the future. The ignition key wouldnt return to the off position,and the shifter wouldnt come out of park. I researched this in the archives,but only found this condition on some cobalts+hhr. ...
1992 Dodge B150 5.2L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7HE16Y9N
Need help with this one please, When you first turn the key on there is no engine light, if you wait about 3 or 4 minutes the ASD relay and the one right next to it (unable to identify it) start clicking slowly then faster then the engine light comes on.( Also...
2008 Dodge Avenger SE 2.4L Starting VIN: 1B3LC46K08
This avenger wont crank its a 2008 so it uses a TICM with no starter relay, and when you turn the key it makes no sound the radio/clock goes dark like the computer is trying to start it but all you here is crickets. I checked battery voltage all seems normal. ...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L driveline? VIN: 1FTZR15U3W
when accelerating from a stop, or comming to a stop, it has a jolting feeling like something is stuck and then lets go, will normally do it three times and only the firs moment you accelerate or come to a stop and becomes more harsh on longer trips. its almost...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53283
This vehicle is driving us nuts!!! intermittent no start mainly cold when sits 6+ hours cranks good has brand new battery. towed in to our shop started right up off flatbed. used eng installed by us 20000 miles ago new plugs wires air fuel pcv and hose replace...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L noise VIN: 1FTRX14WX6
This is my own personal truck. In the winter months only ( below 30 deg ) During a steady cruise there is a high pitch whistle sound from the engine.The noise will stop & start with added throttle or releasing the throttle. The truck is garage kept and will no...
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P26
This truck died on the highway. it cranks over but will not start. no cylinders at all seem to fire. It was towed to a local Dealer. They replaced the complete engine wiring harness and the high pressure fuel pump. The ICP is good also. The dealer, after these...
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB614XW
This prelude came in on a hook with a crank no start condition. When we tested it there was no spark from the coil, then when we plugged the coil back in it started and ran with no problem. Having seen this movie before we kept the car overnight and low and be...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1J4FN28S3W
Got another good one driving me crazy. This is a RHD cherokee for the mail lady. I have tried a few things listed as found in tech help but no fix yet. Starts and runs good until it goes to closed loop, then it surges/misfire at idle, give it gas it will somet...
2007 Lexus GS350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBE96SX7
Car was brought in with check engine light on, Code P0301. A quick and dirty coil swap did nothing for it, further checking with scan tool shows misfire on 1,3,5, although 1 seems to be the main problem. Ran compression test, good compression. Anyone run into ... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA2217Y
here is the story on this one. car started running rough and cel came on and blinking while driving. she drove about a mile home and let the car sit for a couple of days. she then went to start it to let it warm up and bring here and it started fine. let it wa...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L no communication VIN: 4M2ZU86W62
This vehicle has failed the Mass. State emissions test simply due to the fact that the state software cannot communicate with the ECU. The Modis can communicate in both Global OBDII and Mercury specific systems. We have checked for the obvious and have found n...
1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3NG52M7W
Car Does not start It cranks and as soon as i FLOORED the gas pedal it kinda wants to start and then backfires. I dont know if i did someting wrong or what could be the problem. Car Came overheating I found Head Gaskets Blown. I replaced Head gaskes and Heads ...
2008 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AA29P28
This car had a heavy collision on the front of the car.We overhalted it and do other work.Now we near have completed the work.But now the engine light on.Checked with oem tool--P0343 camshaft position sensor A voltage high cylinder 1 P2243 O2 sensor referent v...
1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G8ZK5275W
This 1998 Saturn SL2 came into the shop with a TPS code and erratic idle condition. After replacing the TPS and IAC, and cleaning out the throttle body and idle air passage, the MIL was now staying off, and idle quality improved greatly. Base idle is now aroun...
1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: 4TAVN73F9S
So this truck came in with a crank no start. The customer complained of evidence of a rat under the hood, due to insulation under hood chewed up and missing. Found no evidence of damage to any wires caused by a rat. We found the EFI fuse blown, replaced fuse a...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W3S
Toyota came into shop with miss/extreme hesitation under acceleration. Code 52 only code. Tested all vitals everything in line. However engine seems fine until slight acceleration and when check engine light pops on the engine loses majority of power very slug... Trouble codes: 52 (Open in knock signal)
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT3VN39W8S
Greetings Toyota Transmission techs, I have a problem I hope you can help me with. The 4 runner came in on the hook with a complete transmission failure. No forward or reverse gears. The fluid seemed ok no burning. I sold the customer a rebuilt transmission fr...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L red temp flashing VIN: 3VWSB81H3W
CAR CAME IN FOR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON, ENGINE RUNS ROUGH, RED TEMP SYMBOL FLASHING, AIR BAG LAMP ON. P0411 secondary air injection incorrect flow. P0117 engine coolent temperature sensor 1 circuit low input. P0302 cylinder #2 misfire detected. Found coolant te...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B91
this vehiuculo arrive to my shop with 5 codes all toguether beguin repair fix 2 codes . costomer a weck later vehiculo come back with codes above mention check enginie on. NOTE: on the first start i,note the vacum to the combi valve in my vacu gage it is only ... Trouble codes: 17887 (p1479 brake bost vacun system mecanical failure), 17544 (p1136 bank one mixture adaptation to lean), 16795 (p0411 secondary air injection incorrect flow detected)
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L steering rack or pump? VIN: YV1LS5645V
When turning the wheel binds slightly every quarter turn. It happens when turning left and right. At idle and low speeds. We replaced the rack and it made no difference. Can anyone advise? I just learned that if the return elbow in the power steering resivoir ...

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2000 Audi S4 2.7L No Start VIN: WAUDD68DXY
I am still not getting any where on this car. I do know that when I crank it the ignition modules on top of the air cleaner get very hot. Mostly the one that controls the driver side coils. I don't know if a bad ecm can cause this. I would like someone that ha... Trouble codes: 18084 (check light electronics throttle control k132 elec. prob. in circuit p1676).
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT 6.6L 1-2 & 2-3 Shift VIN: 1GBJK34D86
The customer has decided to replace the transmission due to the miles incurred. Ambulances need to be very dependable. I thank everyone for their input, expecially Rob [...] from Michigan with very useful information. I hope Rob is there if I ever have to ...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L oil pressure
most said this : engine was so sludged up that the oil would collect under the valve covers because the pump would pump the oil faster than the oil could run though the holes in the heads in returning to the pan. draind some oil and added kerosen (sp?) ran ...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Oil VIN: 1B7MC33631
Thank you for your input. It was the pushrod cover gasket on the side of the block.It was hidden behind a shield which blocked our view until teardown. At that time we found the gasket was blown out inthree places.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX20F91
Thank you very much for all the replies. It became obvious that I had skipped a critical step in this process when almost all of you talked about compression. My customer had the problem diagnosed at another shop and asked me to replace injectors, so I did and... Trouble codes: P1277 (7 cylinder high to low side), P1271 (1 cylinder high to low side), P0281 (7 cylinder contribution fault), P0253 (1 cylinder contribution fault).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14594
well here it is. i plugged fuel tank pressure sensor back in and disconnected all evap hoses from tank just for the hell of it even though everything is dry and working properlly. i also cleared kam memory and disconnected battery. drove back to gas station an... Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel pump driver module), P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2), P1450 (Unable to bleed fuel tank vacuum).
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTWW33P07
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L 3rd gear VIN: 2HGES16611
sorry for the delay in posting this fix-had down time over the holidays.Rebuilt the trans and now works perfectly.As most of you told me, the whine was from a restricted filter causing the pump to starve.replaced all frictions,seals and converter.Was surprised...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Draw VIN: WDBJF65H5X
This car had a can buss which was not going to sleep. We unplugged modules one at a time at the connector under the right front door sill. This included the SAM unit and all the door modules as well as the seat modules which we unplugged without success. Af...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L rear lights VIN: WDBRF61J82
the responses i got point to a possible bad rear sam , the driver will live with this small problem , thanks to the 5 responders .
2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L compressor VIN: JN8DR09X32
Thanks for the replies.Went to my local A/C shop and was told that the hoses on that nissan would collapse like that under vacuum and that it was normal.I changed the compressor with rebuilt units and they told me that was the problem.So I purchased a NEW unit...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L interior light circut VIN: 3VWSR31C26
well this one was tough and is in the dealership for diagnosis. tried a new convience module and instrument cluster still 350. waiting to see what the dealership comes up with thanks for all the help from everyone!!
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