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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N12
Thank you all for your time and assistance. This is the second time I've had this vehicle return for this code. Parts replaced last time are listed in related repair history. I've been testing this system with no conclusive results. I had good manifold vacuum ... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection Incorrect Flow Setected)
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG78E06
the car came in the first time with fault p310b so we replaced the low pressure sensor as per the bulletin, a couple of days later the check engine light was back on with the faults p119a g247 pressure sensor malfunction and p0087 fuel pressure system too low,... Trouble codes: P0087
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBAAM5337X
Car has no heat, temp gauge is at 1/2 way. Removed rad cap and doesnt have alot of flow from overflow tube. Tube spits and begins to flow then heat begins to work. Coolant is full. Reinstalled cap and test drove. Temp was 150 at dash, the more I drove it the l...
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Heating VIN: WBACN33461
This car is driving us out of our minds. Customer brought it in last week with no heat to speak of. Car was low on coolant, and had water added to compensate for a leak. Also determined thermostat was not opening. We replaced the water pump for the leak and qu...
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA13546
hello iatn members,have this problem child that is back,thought it was fixed but not so much,this is what i got using my solus pro scanner,going under the bmw side i get a code 235 fuel trim control bank 1 before cat,if i go under obd side i get p1092 fuel tri...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Starter VIN: WBAVB1352K
Have no voltage to starter solenoid when start button is pressed with brake pedal depressed. If I apply voltage to starter solenoid engine cranks over, runs for a second and stalls or cuts out. I can here the fuel pump run when I press the start button, just d...
2007 BMW 530i 3.0L Seats and steering coulmn VIN: WBANE73507
could use some help from some fellow BMW techs, we've got an 07 530i here that came in from another shop with the CID inop, when i got in it to pull into my bay, tried to adjust the seat and steering wheel (short woman driver) and no adjustment with either swi...
1993 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L Dash/air ride VIN: 1G6EL12B4P
Thanks in advance.IPC is a parcial digital.Speedo and tach is analog.Problem is with ignition off and key removed the dash will intermitantly light up and the air ride compressor will operate(after exiting vehicle).All info I have found addresses only complete...
1991 Chevrolet Blazer Silverado 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GNEV18K3M
I inherited this when last teck quit would appreaciate any help I can get thanks. I have driven this blazer and it stumbles/hesitates under part throttle it runs good when you get on it and seems to cruise ok. no miss fires good vacuum idles a little fast at 1... Trouble codes: P0033
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3G1JF11T6N
Hi there this is my first help request and it is an old cavalier with a 3.1L. It has a surging idle when in drive at idle at a stop sign. I have reviewed the data in the following PIDS at idle: BARO 4.76V MAP 1.5V IAC 17-30 counts Fuel Trim 100 TPS .56V Now ... Trouble codes: 35 (IAC problem)
1999 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GCCS19X5X
Owner said she was driving along and engine began to miss severely. Her dad drove truck to shop and it has complete miss on both one and two cylinders. Also when you crank engine, it tries to kick back a little although not real seriously but easily noticable ...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, Stall, Horn honks after sta VIN: 1G1NE52J42
Hello all. I have a 2002 malibu 3.1L with 66k. Customer complaint is occasional no start and dies while driving one time but restarted. I have not been able to duplicate problem yet. No codes in any module using tech2. fuel pressure 56psi idle and maintains go...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK24U83
Vehicle originally came in needing quite a bit of work after being purchased by customer. Did complete tune up (plugs, wires, fuel filter, fuel pump pressure & volume test) installed lower intake gaskets due to vacuum leak and lean codes. Replaced downstream o... Trouble codes: P0138 (O2 signal high bank one sensor two), P0140 (Low o2s activity bank one sensor two), P0158 (O2 signal high bank two sensor two), P0160 (Low o2s activity bank two sensor two)
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1AL55F27
cylinders#1&4 briefly missfire in below 0 degree weather. have yet to duplicate missfire. customer also states slight / brief shudder uphill under hard acceleration.fuel pressure in spec ,spark plugs new , compression @ 175# . checked for vacuum leaks when war... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L compressor VIN: 2C8GF68445
vehicle came in ambient at pcm was 24 deg. and at control head was 24 degrees unplugged ambient senser and plugged it back in and pcm read 68 degrees and the control head read minus 40 deg. scanner and pcm never sees the ac sw. being pressed it says ac cutout ...
2005 Chrysler 300 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3JA43R45
Hello everyone thank you for time. I have a 05 chry 300 with a 2.7l motor thats goes in to limp mode (red lightning bolt comes on) Intermitenly. The car a trade in with no history. Motor looks used throttle body looks brand new. Throws code p2101 when it goes ... Trouble codes: P2101 (testing and results)
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FBJS31H3R
van runs good most of the time. intermittently it will bog down as if it is running out of fuel. removed the doghouse and found the vac hose to fuel pressure reg off with bolt in the end. fuel pressure and volume are within specs (40 psi koeo, and 1.5 pints/mi...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP4047X
For some reason the car does not start, but it is always in customer's apartment parking spot. Once running the car never quits. There are no codes. The fuel pressure is usually low or none, when no start. When the fuel pump is powered directly, pressure build...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L c0mpression
Got called in to look at this Ranger and it is a good one. If you rev this engine up and quickly release the throttle it will stall. When you go to restart, it free wheels because it has lost all compression.If you wait about a minute it will start right back ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Assessories VIN: 1FTNF21L22
Un-plugged all items listed below, still the 20a fuse blows. Could only find 3-o2 sensors for this truck, and wondering if their is a 4th 0-2 that was over looked? also could this fuse be blowing from a trans module? or something to do with the vapor managemen...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L low reverse VIN: 1FAFP44482
this mustang was brought to me, I don't really want it as I have virtually no trans experience but it is a good customer so I said I would try to see if I could help him. The trans was rebuilt by another shop before Christmas, it runs out really good shifts fi...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSE34P24
Hi everyone and thanks for the help. A customer decided to give up on his Ford E350 6.0L van. We aren't familiar with the 6.0l engine and I bought it to get more comfortable repairing them. This van takes about 20-30s to start and will stall when hot and not r... Trouble codes: P2291 (High pressure oil low psi)
2005 Ford Freestar S 3.9L Stall VIN: 2FMDA51665
Hello folks,I am having a hard time locating a noise in the engine in this little demon.What happens is,start her up and within a couple of minutes you hear this loud squeal and the engine stalls.This occurs each time you start the engine.When it came in last ...
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56UX6
Vehicle came in with engine light on after having fuel pump assembly installed at another shop. Code was p0462-fuel level sensor A circuit low. The fuel gauge is reading 3/4 full. We dropped fuel tank to varify the amount of fuel and all is correct. After clea... Trouble codes: P0462
2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPX12V37
see related repairs...any help greatly appreciated
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX20P97
Had this truck in for some work and sold a reflash for a TSB (coldstart issue) Something went wrong during the reflash (using Bluestreak i-flash) now I can't get the truck to start. The programmer says unable to preform function. What going on? I have doe lots...
2008 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 3FAH407198
Vehicle came in with no start conditon, found the fuse #48 15 amp at the engine compartment blown. Replace the fuse with good one. Vehicle start then stall again, blown the new fuse again.then i unplug the #3 coil. Vehicle start running and i replace all #1,#2... Trouble codes: P0351 (p0356-), P0356
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L No Start, very hard start
truck has a hard start problem. turns over good, no air leaks in fuel system found, glowplgs work good no intake restrictions. problem occurs after it has been sitting for a while, hot or cold. runs good once running and doesnt smoke. if you shut it off, will ...
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 2GTEC19Z46
Rubbing, scraping noise, at all engine speeds, sounds a little bit like a dry, noisy drive belt but belts have been removed with no difference; seems to come from lower part of engine or possibly from front of flex plate; first removed pass. Side valve cover a...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Blower VIN: 5GRGN23U63
03 H2 Hummer Blower motor runs all the time with key on or off. The first time I worked on it I checked out the wiring an everything check fine. I came across a serive bulletin # 04-01-39-009C Which discribes the problem I'm having an it required replacing the...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W11
Having issues with a cold start on this Rodeo. Customer states it that started after fill up. Issue only happens when engine is cold . Ect less than 85 degrees. When its warmed up it runs good. It starts & idles high 1500-2000 rpms and then idle slowly comes d...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01C7Y
I am looking for Mode $06 data. I listed the failed tests I just can't find a description of what they are other than the missfire test. I know it needs coils for that one. Hopefully someone can help out, thanks in advance! Trouble codes: P0306
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1R
this contrller is 2 years old and has a p0202 inj circuit open code cannot activate inj 2 with chrysler scanner and if you install a noid light in #2 inj is very bright and flashes very fast compared to #4 im assuming the controller has failed again but want t...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP131X2
We started this job with different code. Had evap vent solenoid code and replaced vent solenoid with factory part. Then came back 2 weeks latter with small leak code. Went trough everything to find leak. Smoke tested and nothing present. Does anyone have any h... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap very small leak)
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L master cylinder VIN: SALJY1244X
This car came in with a soft petal,I replaced the master cylinder then bled the brakes with the ignition on. Test drove and found the brakes to be working satisfactorily. Customer picked up the car and drove it 100 miles away and reported that the brakes were ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALTL16493
The customer stated that the vehicle started and ran fine before it went into the shop, while it was at the body shop in stopped running. He towed it to us and we went to work checking the usual and found that we could not comunicate with the ecu using our Rov...
2002 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNFM83W4W
Ok have this bizarre problem. Car would not start one morning. Was able to finally get it started by gas pedal to floor but ran bad. Severe amounts of fuel out the exhaust. Fuel trims off the charts, and missing like crazy. found that cyl 1, 2 and 6 where miss...
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 3.0L Steering VIN: 3LNHM26116
This car had a minor accident. Ran over something and bent the lower control arms. It cam into our body shop and they re-painted the bumper cover and replaced the left side lower rocker. Service writer gave it to me and told me to put a rack & pinion in it and...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L drag link VIN: WDBEA3006G
can anyone tell me what the overall length of the drag link should be i know this car has 2 different options. thnx
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBJF25F2W
Customer complaint cars lose power & dies out when its cold, if he start it up in the morning & let it idle for 5 minutes drives fine with no problem. we test the car no code is found, we install new Diesel injection pump, new fuel filter,new fuel injectors,ne...
2003 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P23
I pulled code and ran a smoke test but couldn't find a leak. A friend told me about the valve on the back side of the intake manifold. But the customers brother told me to put it on here and ask so i did. Trouble codes: P0441, P2187 (Lean mixture bank 1), P2189 (Lean mixture bank 2)
2007 Saturn Vue 3.5L PPS(Pass Presence System) VIN: 5GZCZ53447
Customer stated that SRS light would come on after a 20 minute drive. Customer also said that if he turned on the "pass seat heater"(front pass seat) that light would go out. When we first got it the SRS light was on and the pass seat heater switch was pushed ...
1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L hard start coold VIN: JT2AT86F6P
this car came to us with complant hard to start cold it has to sit over night and has to be 0 or below then will not start hard to start bring into shop let sit 10 minuts starts wright up runs like new have changed coil plugs has good spark now has code 31 bot... Trouble codes: 31
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Engine VIN: 4T1BG12K8T
Owner said she was driving car when a whine developed in the engine. It sounds as though it is coming from the timing belt area. I pulled both serpentine belts and whine is still present. Pulled timing belt covers and ran engine but could not determine what wa...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JTEGH20V61
died while driving , no restart. has b2769 stored and returns after inserting key.both keys customer has are copyies and no chips in them, but has been driving that way for 1 year,can immoblizer be bypassed ? Trouble codes: B2796
2006 Toyota Tundra 4.7L No start / timing belt VIN: 5TBET34106
This vehicle ran perfect when i began the job. I used Alldata online and an Allied Timing belt book for procedure. This is my first 4.7 timing belt job. Labelled old belt before diasaasembly. painted marks on gears and sprockets. These marks matched the book a...
1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L generator light VIN: 1332475497
I am working on a 1973 super beetle that is not charging. The customer installed a new battery and a voltage regulator to correct the problem but was no help. Still not charging. Looking at this thing looks like everyone has taken a turn cutting wires and putt...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Power Windows, Mirrors VIN: 3VWCF21C7Y
interesting problem, vehicle has a 208ma parasitic draw. Power windows and mirrors are inop. However passenger window works from passenger switch only. Drivers side window switch will work if key is held in lock or unlock position in drivers side lock cylinder...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSF29MO9
This TDI cam in with a no start blead the injection pump replaced battery and got it running but it has always been low on power turbo is free actuator and arm are free and moving scanner shows it to be making boost. We have tried 2 known good maf sensors remo...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L thermostat VIN: WVWPD63B61
This vehicle came to us overheating and low on coolant. We found the water outlet on the rear of the head to be dumping coolant. The customer had also dumped stop leak into the coolant. We replaced the water outlet and let the customer take the car (admittedly...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSK29M61
i have this vw jetta 2.0 L. came in with no power. car would not go over 15 mph. found fuel pump to be bad. replaced fuel pump and filter and problem fixed. engine runs smooth and has all sorts of power. drove car for 45 minutes before giving back to customer.... Trouble codes: P0322
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 4A3AK44Y8S
I have an 01 Beetle that overheats.It has had multiple waterpumps and thermostats installed by different VW dealerships.I checked the cooling system for combustion gasses today and it passed.I did notice that the cooling fan runs with the A/C engaged but the f...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Brake Vacuum Pump VIN: 3VWTH69M43
This one is driving me nuts. The brake vacuum pump was running always when the car was off, it would eventually kill the battery. The car also came in with an engine miss I replace 1 coil and that took care of the miss. What I found with the vacuum pump the bo...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L camshaft alinment VIN: WVWBD63B65
Hello all I need some help on this vw, came in with leaking headgasket,removed head called machine shop they told me to take the cams off, brfore I brought it to them, So this is were I made my mistake it was late in afternoon I was goimg to be off the next da...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D8X
Hello all the volvo gurus. This is a strange one - at least for me. This car has a message "Engine System Service Required" in message display. This is not a check engine light or a maintenance light, no codes. Anyone knows what that is or can give me a direct...

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2008 Buick Enclave CX 3.6L unknown VIN: 5GAER13748
Customer wanted us to check it out, thinking it wouldn't be a very big deal. However, It hasn't made the noise since that one day. We did receive alot of replies. The majority said to check the belt or alternator. Until it starts making the noise again we wil...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Blower motor VIN: 1G6CD5332L
I received three response that all said the same thing: Ignition switch - seems this is a very common problem with these Caddys and can cause blower motor issues. But that was not where the problem was on this one. I found out that the control panel communica...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KE54Y1W
Yes I went back into the column and found that the wires had been cut off when I tightened down the column retainer. thanks for the help
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y92
I would like to consider myself a very good A+ Technician. With that said I really screwed the pooch on this one. I swear that my boss and I had looked this up and that the front bank was bank one. Well boy were we wrong. Mark hit the nail on the head that ban... Trouble codes: P1359.
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22P3R
The customer has to save up for me to repair his Camaro! It seems that after he had the Distributor replaced the car ran much worse than it had before it quit. I'm betting on the rebuild and/or aftermarket distributor.
1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L fuel gauge
used a wire to move the gauge needle down 180 degrees, and it worked thanks
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16R1X
Thankyou all very much for your help. What I am going to call the fix on this is a combination of shimming the crank sensor and THEN doing a ckp variation relearn. I had done the relearn several times, but it didn't seem to work like I'm used to. It didn't hit... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GCEK19T62
Thanks to everyone that offered their help. Sorry for the delay getting back with everyone but we have been extremely busy. Well after replacing the transfer case & encoder motor & trying a different tccm & control switch (all did not fix the problem) we actua...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B4HS2BZ0X
after talking to the customer and finding out that he replaced the pcm with a rebuilt unit from a company with a horrible reputation I ordered a new pcm from dodge and all problems are solved. the pcm would lose the idle memory while driving and relearn idle a... Trouble codes: P1294.
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Misfire, shudder VIN: 1D8HB48D34
well this one is not worth even telling you guys about,but i will anyway.after exhausting all diagnostics and checking out all of the replies that were giving,somebody here at our shop suggested to recheck the plug wire routing.well the tech that installed the...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Well Thanks everyone who responded. What I found was I was using a defective fuel gauge. With a good gauge the pressure was below specs. Changed the pump and flushed the line replaced the filter and it is like new. I hate it when test equipment fails. That gau... Trouble codes: P0171 (Exhaust Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Exhaust Lean Bank 2).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L installing pvc hose VIN: 1FTRX18L2X
Carly hit this one,when you take the throttle body and adapter off,you see it right under iac,I waited a day after getting it off and forgot where it went in. Part came and was able to clean tbody,and it idles perfect.I like asking when I can,and want to also ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW31F51
Thanks for the replies. The truck belongs to a relative of the business owner and is "long term" with us, to be worked on in our spare time. Haven't had any spare time to investigate further, but will post a fix when and if that happens.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FAFP56S22
The fix was the ground block for ECM. Car has been driven daily for a week and no symptoms came back. Sometimes lucky is good.:)
2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55U83
I got a chance to check this out a little closer and unplugging the cmp cured the problem. I'm currently awaiting the parts to repair but I'm very confidant that this will fix the problem. I ordered the Dorman kit that contains cam synchro, cmp and guage to in...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L spark plugs holes VIN: 1FTNW21L84
We are 100% convinced that the problem here was very poor seating of the spark plug inserts in the head and poor seating of the plug in the insert causing overheating of the plug and severe detonation. The vehicle is not technically fixed, but we have ordered...
1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GTGK24R9W
Thank you all for your help. Fuel volume was good, the crankshaft position sensor wiring was good. The distributor drive gear was good, and there was no play in the distributor shaft/housing. There was no moisture in the cap or rotor (it's been below freezi... Trouble codes: P0108.
2005 GMC Envoy XL SLT 5.3L air ride bags VIN: 1GKET16M95
after a few days... rear suspension completely gave out, does not inflate at all. you can hear air pump operating but bags was still at a stand-still. so i rechecked for leaks and none was found!!! rechecked leveling sensors and both seems to be just fine... d...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Starting VIN: 1HGCD5666R
Sincere thanks for all the replies. A few said Make sure there's an injector pulse. I guess the main relay controls spark and inj pulse? I was getting fuel pressure but neglected to pay attention to inj pulse. Replaced spark plugs for good measure. replaced m...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKCV54E73
We tried a second throttle body, but the exact thing happened. We tried the snapon modis, it would go through the cycle and error out at the end. We called snapon and they told us the machine isn't working on the 2003 g35 and they have recieved many complain...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Data buss VIN: 1J4GW58S6X
Thanks for all the GREAT responses on our problem. We checked power & ground to the BCM- it was good- We checked wiring to the door jam- also good- Power from the ignition switch was OK- the connections at the cluster looked good, but we cleaned them and used ...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Trans or Transfer VIN: 1J4HR58N76
Well thanks for your help. Lane you where the on the spot. Apperently the TCM is not keeping up with transmission wear over a long period. When I performed the quik learn all cvi's moved up at least 10 points each. They are still within specs but we may be doi...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L wipers VIN: KNDJC73315
Chris was right. I could not get the wipers to properly park by moving the wiper ARMS. After removing the wiper motor and bracket, which is pretty easy, something just didnt look right. The wiper motor arm MUST be positioned roughly in line with the motor asse...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Suspension VIN: JM1BJ24542
Sorry for closing this post so late, customer had not come back since last visit. I don't have any useful info. at this point but it definitly sound like strut bearing like most said. I will update this if I can get the car back in, Thanks
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGCB65E46
Everyone had great replies. A few things: The customer made comment that the car would not go above 40 MPH. I assumed the car was into limp mode over the phone. The trans is good. Comment #2 This car had a lot of old codes that were never cleared. I cleared al... Trouble codes: P0012, P0022, P0300, P0301.
1998 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N4DL01D9W
well got this one fixed. i check the fuel trims and this vehical has "st alpha" and it will default at 100% if there is a problem.normal is 90%-110% and sure enough mine was defaulted at 100% so i removed the fuel filter and i couldnt blow thru it so i replace...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Timing chain VIN: 1N4BA41E04
Thank you for all the great advice! I replaced all 3 chains & tensioners & all is good. I did not meet Mitchell time on it but I learned a lot!!
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L long crank VIN: YS3DF58N4X
Thanks to all! This car ended up getting a crank sensor and a battery. I compared the crank sensor waveform to a pattern of a new sensor that I have saved and noted the voltge to be lower but found cranking speed also to be an issue. At full charge available...
1998 Saturn SC2 1.9L battery drain VIN: 1G8ZG127XW
I havent got the car back yet but the owner called me this week and said his wife was driving the car and the dome light came on, so I know what the problem is. Most of the replies said that the draw I measured was not abnormal. I was figuring the same and cou...
2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Pulls Left VIN: 5GZCZ43D03
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start
first of all thanks to all who responded, its been along time since i couldnt figure out a car but yes it happens, i sleep on this one and took t belt of and found just like most of you guys said it has a inner timing mark on crankshaft sprocket. I had set it ...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BG6854V
the subaru had nothing wrong on the head we pulled it off and looked and saw nothing so we think the bearings in the engine must be bad cuz there is some shavings in the oil
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L rear suspension VIN: 4S4BP62C05
Hello IATN members. Well I have this car driving as well as it can and is performing as designed. I know I had allot of trouble figuring this one out and to be honest Iím not impressed at all with the handling and stability of this car. Compared to the 2000...
2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L Power Steering VIN: 4S3BL62676
vehicle was fixed by replacing the p/s pump and bleeding system
1999 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L brakes lock up VIN: 1NXBR12E1X
Thanks for all the great input! I have fix the toyota. I went and checked the break push rod and it was a bit tight so I adjusted it and replaced the master cylinder. reblead the system and the brake have been working fine! Thanks again guys,
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBT14R83
Sorry guys, completely forgot about this post since customer never come back. But before the customer take the car, we finally able to get what codes was stored in it because the MIL stay on solid, it was P0301 and P0303 misfire. We swap both of those coils ...
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDKB20U35
First, I would like to thank all of the responses we recieved. The customer picked up the car, we could not see any reason for the blown fuse. A few days later, his triangle light came on with an exclaimation point. He was afraid to drive so he towed it to ...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWDC01H8R
It's 95% fixed. I didn't think that the malfunctioning idle air valve would make a difference at part throttle where the problem was, but replacing it solved most of the driveability problems. Now it only has a slight hitch when at light throttle, like a plug ... Trouble codes: 01257 (idle speed valve short or open circuit).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L air trapped VIN: 3VWSA29M3Y
thank you guys so much, i pulled off the thermostat housing and the pump appeared to be spinning but when i reaced my finger in it would free wheel on the shaft. the plastic impeller bond on the metal shaft had let go. due to heat i guess or maybe just wear. i...
2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 3.2L No Start VIN: WVWKG61J54
Finally the R32 is alive again. We re-flashed the ECM with the stock software and the car runs again. The injector pulse was found to be present but there was only a current ramp up. There was no pulse width on it. Now the car will need to be reprogrammed ...
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