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2005 Acura TL 3.2L electric window VIN: 19UUA66275
passerger front electric window will not go up , when I pull the driver or passenger switch to close window it will go up about 2 inches and automaticly go back down , the only way I can get it to continue to go up is to ever so slightly tap the switch , conti...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L engine VIN: WAUZL54B11
This vehicle came into my shop and kept overheating, the engine has water in the oil and is got milk looking oil in the coolant fill bottle. I assume head gaskets but I'm told that the oil cooler may be at fault seeping coolant into the oil , i really don't wa...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGF8323W
Intake manifold was just removed to repair coolant leak from under intake. On reinstallation two seperate pigtails were accidentially switched the car started but CEL with several codes were set along with the engine would not idle. We then smelled smoke Now w...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG83441
Thanks in advance. I aquired this car about a month ago. It needed chain guides so i installes new chain and guides along with new gaskets.The car is running great other than now it needs intake gaskets and rear intake plate but my problem is this. I can not f... Trouble codes: 1 (dtmi magnetic valve circuit)
2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93495
we have removed the oil vapor valve and hoses, checked for leaks and even replaced the oil vapor valve again. A few days later the same codes reappear, but with no symptons, any help would be greatly appreciateed Trouble codes: P2882 (Codes not found in baum scanner), P2883 (Codes not found in baum scanner)
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Odometer VIN: 1G6KD54Y9Y
This Cadillac began displaying the word "ERROR" in place of the Odometer digits. Makes no difference if miles or kilometers are selected. Speedometer works perfectly. Also the battery light is on and the DIC displays High Battery Voltage. Battery is fully char...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GCFC24RXT
Hi Guys, This is a common problem I run into but don't know what the real problem is. Chevy Vortec with the "spider injection" system. Truck suddenly does not start. Cranks but no fire. Sometimes during cranking it feels/sounds like it binds or kicks back, bac...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JF12T9W
First of all it's a 2.4 T not a 2.2. For some reason it comes up a 2.2 on iatn. I am a G.M. tech of 22 years (or at least i thought i was) and i've never had anything like this. It seems like timing is off or something is interfering with crank signal. when yo... Trouble codes: P0335 (Ckp sensor a circuit problem), P0341 (Cmp sensor circuit out of range)
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W4X
this blazer is ackting crazey.on the scanner showing 5,3 whith the most missfires but 1,4 has a few.if u increase the throttle missfires go to 0 exept 5.shows bank one lean an bank 2 reach.there is a hundred degrees diffrent between them.customer brought it in... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23122
Greetings all. I have a Duramax that is being particularly honery. It will intermittantly set a MAF code P0101. Freeze frame data is as follows... Engine RPM 681, Coolant Temp 147 degrees F, Vehicle speed 1 mph, Intake Air Temp 106 degrees f, MAP 25.40 iHg, MA... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF Range performance)
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Charging VIN: 1GNDT13S94
Thanks in advance for any help. Vehicle came in with battery light on and not charging, customer already replaced battery the day before for the battery warning light. Vehicle also had a P0621 generator L terminal circuit code in it. There is no power from the...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Voltmeter VIN: 1GCHK232X6
I need some help with an odd intermittent starting and/or charging system problem. Customer complaint is that at times he has to jumpstart it, once running the voltmeter fluctuates between about 9 volts and 14 volts for a couple of minutes. Problem occurs inte...
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L battery VIN: 1GNEK13T26
after many hour of testing for parasitic drain found nothing obvious. While looking at different modules looked in drivers door and passenger door modules and found folding mirror at idle but showing a fluctuation in amp draw. should be 0ma at idle but fluctua...
2007 Chevrolet Optra LS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1JD85Z67
Vehicle exhibits a misfire when cold. After aprox 2min of running missfire becomes intermittent and disappears when warmed up. tested for headgasket - no hydrocarbons found in cooling system and coolant was NOT low. Tested injetcor flow -okay- tested fuel pres... Trouble codes: P0302
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L No Start VIN: 2C4GP54L25
Hi Everyone, I hope after being away from the profession for a year I can gain some valuble insight into Bus comm. on Chryslers. This vehicle came in as a no crank and the PRNDL indicator is inop. Checked power and grounds to my PCM and decided that it was bad...
2007 Chrysler Aspen Limited 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1A8HW58247
vehicle came in with no speedo and all warming lights on. had no vss signal. replaced sensor, now will work intermitently. would this require a reflash? checked wires and reohmed vss. are there problems with pcm on this vehicle? thanks Trouble codes: P0501
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L front axle VIN: 1B7KF26C6S
vehicle came in in august for front axle not staying engaged. actuator had been replaced previously elsewhere and had good vacume for controlling engage and disengage. output axle from diff had the teeth all ground down where the collar slips over to engage. r...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B4HS2BZ0X
this thing came in with a high idle and intermitten stall. also ran rough at idle. i replaced the iac and the lower plate gasket under the intake. it idles at 1300 intermittenly and then at 700. it will leave for a few days and do fine. the iac counts when it ... Trouble codes: P1294
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L pcm VIN: 1B4HS28Z61
intermittantly blows fuse number 10. detailed inspection of all related wiring. could find no shorts. pcm has been replaced. fuse supplies pcm, sentry key immobilizer, radiator fan relay and fuel pump relay.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L rockers VIN: 1D7HU18N02
Good morning, I could really use some input on this vehicle.Please read though this post and give it some thought,owner of vehicle has done all maint. on vehicle. the problem is the rocker/followers keep falling out , esp # 6 exhaust, happens on cold start. It...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FMEU15H3R
I recently did this brake job because the driverside brake pad was gone and chewed up the rotor. The vehicle now has a vibration that last for about a second or two when you hit about 45 to 55. It does'nt seem to be pulling right or left. The vibration is almo...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A5S
The tone ring on the harmonic balancer was removed on a timing belt job- upps :( Does anyone know how to time that back to the balancer. There is no keyway and its just a press fit. There appears to be dot on each item which I used but it does not seem to star...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAL13P6VW
vehicle towed in for a no start. checked all the basics (compression, spark, fuel pressure). has them all. pulled out the spark plugs and the porcelin part that goes into the combustion chamber is completely gone. replaced plugs and wires, and ran for a minute...
1997 Ford F-250 4.6L heater VIN: 1FTEX2760V
Blows hot air until driven. Then It cools off. In park at idle stays cool. Bring up rpm comes up little bit. Flow through core is good until driven then it slows down. blend door is working. Inlet hose remans hot outlet cools down. Heater core change because i...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMZU32E8W
Thanks to all who read this. This truck is making us all lose sleep. For the life of us we cannot figure out why it starts out ok cold, all o2 sensors switching, then, looks like as soon as it goes to closed loop, it flat-lines both o2 sensors, smell like the ...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55U83
This problem occurs on moderate to heavy accellaration at or above 3000 rpm's, it runs perfect in normal driving conditions. When you accellarate hard enough to run rpms above 3000 it will cut out and buck hard if you let off it will clear right up, if you con...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FTSX31F63
The cluster warning lamps stay on at all times key removed. These lamps are the batt, service engine soon, check gages, odometer and low fuel light sometimes. The GEM module has the following codes: B1359, ign/acc fault - B1318, low batt volts, (battery runs d...
2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L noise VIN: 1FAFP0684F
We have this Mustang that has the Ford "whooshing" sound when the A/C is turned on as the refrigerant starts flowing. We did a recharge to assure proper levels. I know that this sound is, somewhat, normal for Fords but the used car lot that owns it is asking i...
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Cruise cont. VIN: 1FMZU77K14
Has been an ongoing project , have replaced brake pedal position switch, steering wheel controls . and cruise control module ...have verified power to module ground to module , brake pedal position toggles power and ground ...brake pressure switch opens and cl...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L interior/box lights VIN: 1FTPW14565
Well this is a puzzler. His battery has gone dead to many times and he installed a new one before it got to our shop. I installed ids scanner and had numerous codes in varies modules, communication and low voltage codes. I completely removed the wiring for the...
2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L steering VIN: 1FTPW12566
Please help, truck has vibration through the body when slowly driving while turning (as from a stop). It feels as if 4x4 is engaged on dry pavement (binding), however the truck is two wheel drive. The customer does have a heavy load in the bed of the truck, (w...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on, No Throttle Response VIN: 1FDSS31L96
This van was thrown into my lap the day I started here. It had been in before for a P2104 TAC System-Forced Idle and P2112 TAC System Stuck Closed. A new throttle body had been installed. The lead tech went through the harness to check the wiring, was all good... Trouble codes: P2105 (TAC system-Forced Engine Shutdown), U0300 (Internal Control Module Software Incompatibility)
2011 Ford Edge 3.5L Transport Mode VIN: 89B8162748
I have a 2011 Ford edge media center stuck in transport mode says call dealer. Obviouslly hasn't been pdi right can't get out of transport mode with ids. That isn't the right vin I'm home and work nights. Can't find any setup procedure in ids to get it out of....
2005 Hyundai Tucson LX 2.7L esp VIN: KM8JN72D65
what could restore power to the esp motor?
2007 Hyundai Accent SE 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: KMHCN45C67
hey guys and gals...need some help...new customers vehicle came in on the hook not running. diagnosed at local dealer as "plugged cats". I changed both with used units(secondary one was broken down into pieces)as new were $2500 plus labour. on first startup an... Trouble codes: P0302, P0300
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K85
Thanks in advance for any light that may be able to be shed on this one. This vehicle came in from a used car dealer. He stated that his wife has driven this for about a year with no problems. He sold if and MIL light pops on. P0430 Cat Eff Bank 2. Tested it ... Trouble codes: P0430 (Catalyst Efficiency Bank 2)
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L engine VIN: KNDJC73343
Has a slight rythmic knock-with stethoscope more prevalent near AC compressor-with compressor off. Suspect Timing belt pulley but cutomer hesitant to do if this could be an engine mechanical problem--doesn't sound like lower end. any one seen this?
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Radio VIN: WDBUF70J73
Have this 2003 E-500 211 car here. Now car has developed a new problem, if you power on radio it will show MB logo for about 30 seconds and then turn off. No sound or any other screen except the MB logo. Also has a SRS light which comes on and off. SO scanned ...
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L MIL Lamp on
Hey all, Heres my dilemma. 99 Cougar 2.5L came in 6 months ago with MIL on. P0420 cat efficiency B1, P0401 EGR low flow (maybe it was a different code)None the less, customer declined repairs. She came in yesterday wanting her MIL off cause it is emissions ti... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1258452365
have code p2097 post catalyst fuel trim system too rich bank 1. checked for vacuum leaks none found with smoke machine. checked fuel pressure regulator and is not leaking. watched the 02 sensors and upstream is switching from .20 to .80 volts downstream 02 sen... Trouble codes: P2097
2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L tpms
Need a Nissan expert. Car came in for tire rotation. Customer stated that the yellow tire light has been on for the last week. I checked tire presure and all tires were 62psi ( his gauge way off). I set at 35psi and rotated tires. The light is still on after h...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L HVAC controller VIN: 1G2WP1216W
We replaced the control head on the hvac and it was showing a metric readout I thought the replacement control head was from a Canada model but that is not the case. I have checked Alldata, Iatn and the owner’s manual there is no information about changing it ...
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GMDX03E9W
This Pontiac Trans Sport Montana starts & idle fine. When driving it wants to violently surge or cutout under acelleration especially at shift points. Fuel pressure maintains ok. I noticed the 24x crank signal sticks at 1650 RPM, but I dont think this is used ... Trouble codes: P0705
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Engine temperature VIN: 1G2WP1216W
This one is driving me nuts. It came in with erratic engine temp reading fluctuating from 3/4 to 1/4 on the gauge fairly quickly and there was minimal heat from the ducts. I checked and the upper hose was hot but the return hose from the heater core was luke w...
2004 Porsche Boxster 2.7L Locked out of car VIN: WP0CB29843
Hey Guys, I have a 2004 Boxter on my lot that was towed in. The battery is dead and the key will not turn the drivers door lock cylinder. Key goes in all the way but will not turn. What is the best method to get into this vehicle. I lifted the back end where...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L long crank VIN: YS3DF58N4X
Saab techs I'm looking for info on this 9-3 regarding fuel pump prime. I know how the crank signal plays into turning on fuel pump. What I cant find info on is should this particular vehicle (trionic obd2) have a prime. I found a description in alldata that sa...
2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Pulls Left VIN: 5GZCZ43D03
AWD SATURN VUE New Trans at 110000 4 news tires at 120000 4 alignments trying to fix this drift/pull, all alignments were dead on afterwards but we kept checking them anyway. All front end is tight. 4 new tires again at 120100 Still pulls No data with Snap-on ...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWDC01H8R
This little devil sputters and farts at part throttle. Idles fine and when taken to WOT it accellerates fine. Fuel pressure is good at 37lbs and flow also is good. Plugs look normal with little wear, cap, rotor and other ignition look good. It is popping in th... Trouble codes: 01257 (idle speed valve short or open circuit)
1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWAK01H7T
hi all.this volksy has a stalling problem during the warm up of the vehicle.has injector on time [voltage and current ramped no fault found] has spark is able to jump 20 with an inline tester hooked to the plug,so gap plus 20,no problem .has the above when pro...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWFB81H9W
Vehicle is a no start, came to shop no power from ignition switch and a on/off switch hooked into turn signal switch, cust. stated vehicle would die no start and ignition switch was replaced ran for awhile same issue then on/off switch installed and worked now...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21COY
Good morning to all i am in need of some guidance from you vw guys.this beatle was purchased late december w/82009 miles 3 days later towed in smoking/stopped running on turnpike.found intake full of coolant.removed head found #1 piston had chunk missing.repla... Trouble codes: P0442 (Main catalyst bnk.1 efficincy below threshold), P0411 (Secondary air injection sys. Insuficient flow)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWBP21C83
Will start on short burst of ether but when crack fuel line at injector fuel just dribbles out...does not spray...I am suspecting injection pump but want a positive diag. What kind of pressures should be at injector? Trouble codes: P0672 (did have damaged glow plug harness loose conn.2 gl plg)
2005 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS592X5
Ok got one here making me pull my hair out. I seem not to be able to find good information so I misdiagnosed. I have checked for vacuum leaks, fuel pressure and tried using propane to find a leak. Things i am not understanding is where is the source vacuum for... Trouble codes: P2188, 262A, P0101, 130A

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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L coolant temp warning light VIN: WBAGL63454
I want to thank Pierre, Scott, Victor [...] and Ian for taking time to give some direction to the problem with coolant overheat messages coming on while engine was not overheating. I did not mention that we had done a quick scan of the vehicle and found no en...
2006 BMW 330xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVD335X6
The fix for this nightmare turned out to be the up stream 02 sensor for bank 2 biased rich and was causing vehicle to go lean enough to cause missfires. I replaced both upstream sensors and this car runs well. all monitors have ran and no faults have returned.... Trouble codes: 2C32, 2C2C, 2C7F, 29D1, 29D0, 29CC.
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Tcc VIN: 1G4HP52K9W
Thanks to all. The simple answer it was the third pressure control solenoid that fixed the problem. Getting to that point wasn't simple. All implications in affect.
1998 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Stall VIN: 2G4WS52M5W
thanks for the info, no resistor on this car. did find a poor butt connector repair on tank harness. replaced relay just in case , so far so good. thanks Trouble codes: P0230.
2005 Buick Terraza CXL 3.5L Passg. temp.blend door VIN: 5GADV33L95
I replaced the temp. doors, uppercase, and right (passg.) temp. actuator. After reassemby, I reattached battery, turned ign. to run, and HVAC did a recalibrate. I also ran the recal. method given here, but nothing changed. I watched the rt. temp. actuator , an...
2006 Buick Terraza CX 3.9L very little heat VIN: BOAI745028
We back flushed with air and water using a high volume air blower and i have not heard from the customer I hope NO news is good news but will call her to confirm Thanks to all again. This is a great site guys
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Misfire, power loss VIN: 1G6CD53B2M
This vehicle is fixed! We went back over the grounds yet again as many suggested. No change at all. They were all good. What lead us to the problem was the monitor. We were watching data stream with an OTC Genisys and it would go into record mode for a co...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L cruise control VIN: 1GNDT13S62
Well found out customer recently had transfer case control module elsewhere, so u code probaly was old info. As for cruise problem. Broken wire at rear fuse panel. So fuse was good but no power into switch. thanks
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Differential VIN: 1GNDT13S05
We removed the oil pan and the differential as one piece. I found out after removal that disconnecting the motor mounts and lifting the motor made for an easier job.
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L tapping noise similar to lifters VIN: 2C4GP443X1
I'd like to report a successful repair, but the customer has decided to not pursue the repair at this time. When or if the vehicle returns I will add an update and let you know what we found. Thanks for all the replies.
1990 Dodge D250 5.9L powertrain VIN: 1B7KM2688L
Sorry it took so long to get back to all of you, I was waiting for the customer's next move. I guess he dicided not to go any further with the repairs for now, said he will put up with the noise for now. Thanks to all for your good ideas, I will let you know i...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L headlights VIN: 1D4GP25393
I would like to thank each one of you that took time to reply. I received some helpful info, but have not been able to get the customer to bring the van back in for more testing yet. Will try to post a updated fix when that occurs. Thanks again, Doug
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3D7LU38C24
First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to help me out here. As a couple of you said, there is a ground strap at the rear of the cylinder head that goes to the body. This strap was off the engine and hanging down onto the front driveline. I looke... Trouble codes: P2121 (App sensor circuit/range performance).
2005 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L Bas, abs, brk. Light VIN: 2D8FV48TX5
Good morning! This magnum is fixed. Jerry, Gilbert and William all suggested that we do an ABS initialization which we tried several times with the same result - initialization failed due to lateral sensor calibration failure. While we were checking the "dyn... Trouble codes: C2100 (Battery voltage low).
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.2L Air Bag VIN: 1FMRE112XW
Thanks to everyone who replied. We replaced the clockspring and all is good.I thought it was odd as I normally see a squib circuit code set but on this vehicle. The clockspring did fix the problem.Thanks again
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FDXF46F92
DEar fellow techs. I disconnected remote start and customer took vehicle to try. The fuse blew again. I discussed possible short in colum at or near o.d. switch, he then told od did not always work and sometimes od light flashed.Customer has not retuned. Thi...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L timing cover VIN: 1FAFP53U43
Hello fellow professionals.Thanks for all the help and replies.Well we just completed this car,the cause of the coolant loss was a rotted timing cover right at the water pump.The cover was quite deteroriated.We ended up pulling the pan,the reason for this was ...
2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP42XX4
Well,I got the vehicle back in and immediately went for the alt/ac voltage check. performed test with modis and had 47mv at idle. Noticed with blower on and reving eng went over 100mv. Not sure what it is supposed to [...] in those situations. Went ahead and inst... Trouble codes: P0301, THRU, P0308, P0316, P0300.
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L battery VIN: 1FM23H4ZD5
Thanks Rick. I rechecked it this morning and the amps were down to 0.037-0.044a. I checked for how long it took to go to sleep after I read your post. It took a little over an hour but it finally went into sleep mode. Thanks again.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hissing noise VIN: 1FDWF36P55
well thanks for all the help. for all those who said the turbo wasn't lining up with the exaust flange you nailed it. i had to go back my self and look. and sure enough it was off about an 1/8 of an inch. also thanks to others for giving me a little insight on...
2008 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14V68
thank you to all that replyed, the help was great with lots of information that will help in the future. the cat was pluged on the left bank with all the miss fires. installed new cat cleared codes and road tested. everthing went well,we will do some homework ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308.
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L oil VIN: 1GTHK23103
Thank you for all who responed. I was hoping that there was something else wrong but you`s were right it was the injectors. Thank you very much for all your help.
2005 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKGK26U05
Thanks for all the information. The problem was in the connection on the temp sensor. Intermittantly it was not making contact sending the temp reading to -40. New connector and all is working fine. Waited 2 weeks to post to make sure it's fixed. Trouble codes: P0116 (ECT sensor performance).
2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDS13S46
Removed cylinder head and found had faulty intake valve. Sent to machine shop and had head reconditioned. This job can prove to be somewhat challenging as I had none of the special tools to hold the camshafts or the chain in place so I ended up removing the fr... Trouble codes: P3000.
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L All gears affected
Thanks for the help. So far, I've gotten lucky with the second rebuild. He's had the car for several weeks and has been driving regularly. Car was here for brake work and transmission fluid inspection showed no signs of contaminants. Not really sure what f...
2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L heater VIN: 1HGCM826X3
tested blend dooor motor and found it faulty. replaced and all is good .
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L coolant flow/ heat VIN: 5FNRL18983
well i cant really call this fixed, but it appears after badgering he customer. he and his "buddy flushed the coolant about the time the problem started" my guess is both cores are clogged with some sort of coolant conditioner or stop leak. cust wont approve r...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D44
This car is done. I took the cylinder head off and took it to the machine shop they drilled out the oil control valve. reinstalled hthe head and all is well. Thanks Eric Trouble codes: P0010 (A-cam position actuator circuit bank 1).
2006 Jeep Commander 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HG48NX6
HELLO AND THANKS FOR THE ADVICE] all 3 suggestions where correct- a new pcm fixed the idle problem. I wanted to wait a least 2 weeks to make sure the jeep was running ok, since the first repair we did(tune up etc.) seemed to fix it for a while. No news is go... Trouble codes: P0506.
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNADC12302
well here is what dealer is going to do he told us after a little prodding that the engine that we installed in the car was hit very hard. so we informed him that it must have damaged the engine internally. he is going to take it for a few says and drive it th...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Lighting VIN: JMBC102565
2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Master Cyl & Abs(?) VIN: JN8AR07Y7Y
After trying many of the excellent ideas we ended up putting yet another master cylinder on this vehicle. It has been a couple weeks now and so far so good, fingers crossed. Thanks to all for the ideas and suggestions.
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L intermitant charging VIN: JN1CA31D81
Thank you for the info. I installed a rebuilt Hitachi alt which is what the local dealership sells. The wiring for the warning light seems fine. Charging and warning light working, if there is a problem down the road I will tell you about it. Thanks Will
2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Stall VIN: JN8DR09XX2
First I want to thank Paul,Dale,John and Reno for taking the time to help.After checking all wiring and connections again from ECM to IAC valve with no problem found and finding no noticable burn marks on ECM board,I ordered a used ECM.We installed ECM and veh... Trouble codes: P0506 (Low engine idle).
2003 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.5L 2-3 shift VIN: JN1DA31A43
Internal 3rd gear clutch failure. Had transmission rebuilt, works great.
1999 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L cam sensor VIN: 2121314541
Cam sensor had small crack, so i replaced it with a new one and the "green" seal lol
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L parking brake VIN: 1G1NE52MXW
The fix was replace the hand brake lever assembly. When I pull up I get about 4 clicks before I was lucky to get one click. There is a TSB from, GM for some 1997 cars that addresses this issue. Thank you for the replies.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L charging VIN: 1G2NE52T8X
thanks for all the replies . the answer to the question is , approx three seconds of ground , for the light operation ,then 5 volts . the alternator is now charging .
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Defrost VIN: 1GMDX03E62
Well we fixed it, not happy about it but its fixed. It seems that when you buy a heater core for these vehicles you'd better buy a factory one. When the vehicle first came in we diagnosed a plugged heater core, we got a new core from Auto Value (Proliance / Re...
1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 6.7L voltage regulator VIN: SCAZS42A7F
customer decided that he would follow advice"aint broke, dont fix", so per customer request, we first determined that it would not adversly affect operation(alternator is self exciting)and removed alt, warning lamp bulb, Thank you to Ray, who provided a link t...
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