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2005 Acura MDX 3.5L drivetrain VIN: 2HNYD18755
Hello and thanks for your ear, this is a tough nut. My wife and I bought a 2005 MDX last spring. It has a droning "whooh-whooh-whooh" noise from the rear of the vehicle at 65 to 70mph , but is loudest at 68mph. It has a frequecny of about 5 per second. Our loc...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Electronic VIN: WAUD678888
Cant shake this one: 18227/P1819 - Pressure Control Valve 2 (N216): Open/Short to Ground Sometimes I also get the same code but the Plus I have tested for continuity from the solenoid all the way to the computer and have good wires on the pos. and neg. wire...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L driver door lock VIN: 5UXFA13565
All door lock but driver door will not lock or unlock with remote or cenrat lock swich .When lock with key in driver door lock all doors will loc and unlock just fine.Power and ground to door module is OK.Replace new driver door module from dealer same proble...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L class 2 data VIN: 1G6DP56795
hi Cadi guys, thanks for looking this Cadi have u1300 in PCM , u1000 in other all modules, key stuk can not remove it out, no P R N D indecators. I do not know where to bigin, any reply will be great help.thanks.
1996 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13W5T
Heres a good one, symptom happens very intermittent, no codes present, spits and pops through intake when cranks, has spark and fuel. checked fuses and connections to be good, spent some time on it and getting nowhere,Im a diesel tech, any input is greatly app...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L monitors VIN: 3C8FY78G64
Good morning to all you guys out there, I have a 2004 PT turbo that came in for a misfire code p0303, after inspection of car we replaced the plugs and the ignition wire set with OEM parts and re set the ECM, the car drove with no problems and no more check en... Trouble codes: P0303
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P33
Towed in. There were no current codes. Codes listed are historical. Vehicle would not start after being driven here. Customer complained it was getting harder and harder to start and had no power. We pulled all eight injectors and had them checked. There was o... Trouble codes: P0275 (Cylinder 5 not contributing), P0284 (Cylinder 8 not contributing), P0480 (Coolant fan circuit), P2617 (CKP open)
2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTPX12516
Hello Ford Techs!! I've got this brilliant little gem that is giving me fits! So it came in for a lifter noise on the passenger side and had an intermittent misfire on decel. Removed valve cover and found rocker arm / follower worn to an oval shape with lots ...
2006 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L Safety VIN: KMHDN56DX6
Hi group we have a 2006 hyundia and at times the gas pedal sticks.we cleaned the throttle assembly and still at times gas pedal sticks.any help would be great. thaks
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G9Y
Hello, This one has us stumped. The car starts fine cold, runs well for the first few miles until fully warmed-up. Then on moderate acceleration from a stop or low speed as in out of a right turn the car will hesitate and the misfire monitors show #1 - over 5... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L Battery VIN: JTHBD18261
Customer drove car all day with no concerns, came home and parked car in garage. Customer went out to garage a couple hours later and states his car was making a rapid clicking noise from relay box near battery, he inserted key in ignition and turned to run an...
1994 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5233R
Hello, this is my friend van,i'm checking by his house outside in the ccccccold.m.o.d.wiring diagram showing the fuel pump is located on front of rear right wheel well.or is it in the tank?do i have to drop the tank or is there acces on the floor to replace it...
2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDCYR49E42
Customer check engine light came on. Customer compalined there is a hesitation when accelerating at about 3500rpm.thats when the engine light will blink, then stay on. shows miss fire on cylinder #6 some times #5.Customer took the car to the mercedes dealer an... Trouble codes: P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L esp VIN: WDBRF81J64
we replaced leaking rack and pinion on this car had a alignment done and the esp light comes on and will not go off and when you turn steering wheel hard left then hard right the esp workshop light comes on how do i reset this light
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Alt. VIN: JA3AJ36B92
Hi guys, This customer has had three other shops look into her problem without much success. It seems if a good alt. is installed it frys (so they say). I put a good used one on and it isn't charging. I checked for opens and shorts and checked all connections...
1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Lighting VIN: JN1CZ14S6J
Hello tech...please help.. I am working on this 300zx , i have a problem with head light circuit, head light working fine accept rear light,dash light not working at all. What customer complaint is: a fuse w/letter e is blown which is go to head light relay,i ...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB41D6W
this car has code p1491 evap code it wont take gas pump keeps shuting off like tank is full i took off the filler hose it is clear flapper valve is ok.took off the hose gas tank to evap. canister then tried to put gas in pumped worked fine so it must have a bl... Trouble codes: P1446
2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S3BL66542
Hello everyone! Well im here with this 2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5 DOHC Turbo. Earlier it came in missing, no power, loosing coolant...ect...after some tests i found head gaskets blown. I pulled heads off took them to machine shop. They found the valve guides to...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Shimmy 60mph VIN: WA1YD64B43
four new mich tires was the fix,the car had new pir alroad tires that are spec for then car-but they arent highway smooth.thanks for all the good advice...Jerry
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Starter VIN: WBAVB1352K
We towed it to the dealership. They said it needed a battery which we tested and as I stated cranked over, started & stalled out. They installed a battery and it works? I am not sure what they did, however maybe disconnecting the battery and reinstalling an...
2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Unknown VIN: 1GYEE63736
Thanks for all the help. I have some good info to work from and explained to my customer what we need to do next and he is undecided about keeping and fixing or just selling it. His wife wants a differant vehicle. I will post a fix if I get the chance to repai...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1244W
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Lock Cylinder VIN: 1GNET16S22
Well it is finnally fixed, Thank you everyone for your repies. I'm soory io was not clear the shiftert was not on the column. it was in the console. The fix was a OEM part that actually took three times to code right ( the dealer ) Brought him the housing on s...
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L ignition VIN: 2G1WF55K93
Craig [...] is the man! He suggested the transmission plug and the fuel injector plug (2 inches away) may have been swapped since they are the same color and shape and the brains at GM made it so either one will plug into either receptacle. That was the c...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L all electrical consumers VIN: 1GNDT13S74
As stated in my F.Y.I. post - I had found that the PWM voltage signal was being sent from the bottom terminal of the four pin regulator - NOT the pin above it as the original alternator is configured. I let my dealer know of this finding so he could notify GM...
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3JA43R45
Well this one went to the dealer I had no way to tell if the throttle body was program when it was installed and my scan tool could do it. And i didnt want to guess on a 500 $ pcm. After about 3 hr the dodge tech called to tell me he used a test throttle body ... Trouble codes: P2101 (testing and results).
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L airbag VIN: 2D4GP44R63
Okay there is no code number for whatever reason, Code is driver squib circuit open. No number. The customer has the vehicle and will put up with the light for now, since a issue like this can cost many hours, and end up with nothing. Thanks for the tips, ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Oil Pressure VIN: 1FTSF31F8X
Thanks for all the help, I ended up pulling the engine to inspect the pick-up tube and bottom end and found one of the cam bearings had worked out of its bore. We have a motor on the way from Jasper. Moral of the story, Take a long test drive before you buy a ...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56F1Y
sorry customer hasent brought truck back for me too test further .replaced all glow plugs with oem jumped glow plug relay still no start .i am dowh to injectors sticking when cold it has aftermarket rebuilt injectors in it about 1 year old.
2004 GMC Savana 2500 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGG25U14
Owner became impatient and sent the van to the dealer. They found a break in the wiring near the A/C bracket. The dealer had to consult GM Engineering for help in finding this one. Had they read Iatn Archives, they would have been alerted to the possibility. Trouble codes: P0336.
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L left slider door VIN: 5NF4YT76T5
Ive been debating wether to close with fix or summary and heres why.If you guys ever have a odyssey with a slider door inop you want to make sure door is fully close...use scanner and get into door pids...check status of door latch order for the ...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNY22254
thanks for all the help guys,re flashed the used ecm all ok,thanks again!
1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT8BH68X3X
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT8BF28GXX
Thanx for all reply, I am closing this request cuz customer did'nt showed up yet, but that information which you guys gave will be in my mind, than for all again if customer showed up i'll share the information after doing the the job. Regards Rashid Trouble codes: P1346 (VVTI range performance bank 1), P1135 (A/F senser circuit heater malfunction).
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L transfer case 4x4 VIN: JNIVAWR50A
I have traced the wiring harness back into the vehicle and found a open circuit red wire to the 4wd switch. Once I repaired the wire the only code left was Oc-motor relay. I powered up the electric motor in the transfer case and found it to be open circuit. I ...
2003 Saturn L200 2.2L blower speed VIN: 5452318541
u guys hit it on the head, got to work printed out a wiring diagram. located the module, backprobed the signal wire coming from the control head and i had a strong signal voltage going up and down as i turned the control nob. called the part store and u have t...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
Well, we're going with a used one. Found one with supposedley 90,000. Will do headgaskets, seals, timing belt. Thanks for all the replies. Very helpful site. Thanks, Jason.
2007 Suzuki SX4 2.0L radio VIN: JS2YB41387
Hello again, My sister is a very patient person. She spent the past week entering random numbers all the way to Boston and back. She just called all proud of herself because she thought 1212 would be easy to remember and it worked! She must have made that her ...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L VVT-I System VIN: JTEHF21AX1
Checked compression and found that bank two was about 15 PSI lower on average compared to the rear bank. Confirmed belt timing again and found it to be correct. Ended up finding the exhaust cam cracked at the dowl pin causing the belt sprocket to slip slight...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L monitor VIN: JTEGH20V42
the pcm was no good,replaced it done .thank you don,t reset the monitor all the time,some time takes like 5 key cicle to reset them to not ready
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