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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L No Start VIN: WAUKE5446L
OK, here we go! Have A v8 Quattro that was towed in, no spark or injection pulse, and no tach reading while cranking. Have fixed a number of these with these symptoms with failed crankshaft position sensors, and or engine speed sensors, so I pulled them out, (...
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBA34BXX
Car was towed back to shop with same no start.it was flooded. Got it to start right away holding gas pedal to floor. I had already checked fuel pressure regulator before, and still was ok. This time there were no trouble codes just no start. I left the vehicle...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUDT74F45
I have this Audi in. It has a engine noise and codes for both camshaft sensors and random missfire codes. The noise sounds like it is coming from the back of the engine. I am thinking it might be a stretched chain. We took a valve cover off hoping to be able t... Trouble codes: P0346, P0391, P0300
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WBAHN83536
Hello fellow IATN Techs. I have here a 2006 BMW 750Li, with a V8 that came in for a tranmission going into failsafe operation. Scanned the EGS and found the following fault codes. --- ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT (EGS) Contains 3 faults 4F81 Ratio monit...
2004 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Turn signals VIN: 1G4HP54KX4
Customer brought us this car after another shop replaced the left front headlight housing. Her complaint was that the left turn signals do not work at all. I followed what little diagnostic info AllData offers and replaced the turn signal switch since it seem...
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.
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2G1WL52M4V
Vehicle was towed to our shop Monday afternoon. Customer stated it acted like it wasn't getting enough gas when accelerating. Confirmed this condition. When the engine is cold the engine will rev to around 3000 RPM's before it will start a large surge. As the ... Trouble codes: P0719 (Brk Sw. B circuit signal low/shorted)
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W21
Ok , this truck is a PROBLEM. I have lean codes on both banks. the fuel trims climb instantly when reset (cold 18-20%) once in closed loop 18-20% til long term hit 10-15 then short goes to 2-5. I know this has to be a common component that effect both bank. so... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G1WX15K61
Hi folks, We have been asked by another shop to take a look at this for them, we too, are a little baffled. The engine misfires on # 6 cylinder at idle, misfire counter is showing constant misfires on 6. Counter stays at zero after abt 1500 RPMs. At idle, ki... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23182
We have a duramax with excessive smoke at an idle. The paramaters are all over the place. CMD(MS) CYL1 .23 2 .21 3 .53 4 .26 5 .32 6 .24 7 .38 8 .35 BAL RATE 1 -3.7 2 -2.7 3 +5.8 4 -2.1 5 +.9 6 -2.9 7 +1.6 8 +1.9 FUEL RATE 5mm MPA 36 DESIRED 36 FRP C... Trouble codes: P1093 (Fuel rail pressure out of range)
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L rear HVAC VIN: 1GNET16S65
OK here we go. The customer complains that the rear blower motor come on intermitently on its own, even when both switches are off. Also they complained about no heat to the rear but off course we have heat right now. This vehicle already has the auxillary wat...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L timing belt VIN: 3C8FY78G13
Thanks in advance ladies and gents. Once having gotten this car back together after having done the water pump we had an issue we did not have prior to the service. The idle lopes constantly and the lope is very pronounced when in drive and at a stop. Above id...
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L Heater Case VIN: 2A4GP54L27
Hi guys this is somthing i haven't come across before. The van came in for a coolant leak on the passenger floor. Upon inspection i found that it wasnt coolant but water. The drain is clear. I also checked the drain tubes under the hood for the wipers. Any hel...
2007 Chrysler 300 2.7L defrosting windows VIN: G67H812487
Hi all, we actually have 2 identical cars with this same issue, both 07 chrysler 300's, 3.5 v-6, auto transmissions. Both customers are saying that the heater on defrost setting will not clear frost from the side windows, and ice will buildup on the door glass...
1993 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L Will not shut off VIN: 1B3XC46R9P
I have this 3.3 Dynasty which runs great, but will not shut off with the key. The only way I can shut it down is by pulling one of several relays. The best one the asd. The fuel pump relay also works. After the engine is shut down, I have to pull the neg batte...
1998 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Restraint sy VIN: 1B7GL22X8W
air bag lite is on ,no codes i found a tsb for 1997 dakota lite that is on dimly but my lite is very bright dealer say's they don't know and would need diag time so i am going to ask IATN for help before i give the job away. thanks to all who reply ahead of ti...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L blend door VIN: 2B3HD46R0Y
This car is working the A/C very erratic. It came in with two blend door codes, feedback and stall. After replacing BCM with dealer part it sets 4 codes for multiple doors in a calibration test. With the scanner it shows 2 codes sometimes, 4 other times. Clear...
2010 Dodge Ram 5.7L windows, lights VIN: 13F256SDFE
Hello all, I am posting this for two different vehicles. I have a friend that has a 2010 dodge ram and my mother has a 2010 Jeep liberty. both vehicles have the same issues. at random times no keys in vehicle, everything off as you would normally have it they ...
1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L shift cable VIN: 1FMCU24X1T
Hi all.Thanks in advance for any help. I got a 1996 explorer sport 2 door with a 4.0l Eng and a 4R55E trans. I just rebuilt the transmission and am having troubles with the cable. The old one was seized up so I put a new OEM shift cable on it.The shift lever i...
1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Busts Servo Cover VIN: 1FMZU34E5X
This Explorer belongs to a guy that workes at our shop. We don't work on tranmissions. Less than a year ago the trans went bad & the local trans shop rebuilt it. In a few months the servo cover broke the fluid blew out & burnt the trans up.The trans shop repla...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S71
Cel code p0305, swapped injectors, replaced plugs, wires, and coil(aftermarket coil).still cylinder 5 misfire.at idle is a little eratic and when u drive normal no light but when you step on the throttle and reach 56-60 hesitation and check engine light flashe... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5)
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Stripped Custom 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDXE45F52
Engine replaced at 220000 due to fuel contaminated coolant, injector cup(s) failure. (Ford REMAN engine) Customer complaint is the vehicle may stall and not restart after driving 20 to 30 miles. (Have not got to duplicate.) I replaced the Cam sensor due to th... Trouble codes: P0340, P1105, P1106
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L No Start VIN: 1FAHP60A32
We have early 2002 T-bird in the shop for the 4th time with a failed fuel pump. It has 3 NEW ford fuel pump assy's. The first time the car came in it was a condo car with a failed fuel pump. 0 Fuel pressure and good power and ground at fuel pump assy. Replaced...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L door locks VIN: 1FTNW21PX3
Need help with this one customer brought me the truck and said he went out to go to work and noticed the remote door lock wasnt working so he used his key to open the door after getting in the he said the lights inside werent working. I put a scanner to check ...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTPW14554
This truck came in with a clicking noise in the driverside front of truck found the 4x4 was not locking in traced vacuum hoses on the driverside and found one was broke up by the abs pump. Of heres were it gets funny i have alldata and i cant find any weres wi...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW21PX5
hello and thanks to all. this ford is kicking my butt here. when driving and accelurating hard is seems to cut out or surgeing. i notice the exhaust temp spikes to 1600 ferrenhite and the boost fluxuates around 27 to 30. this surging dose not start untill the ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX12WX6
Hi Ford techs, I need your help in this truck. Customer concern (as he said ) too much vibration at hi speed from 100 to 120 KM, road test with power balanc test using IDS found too much Misfire at Cyl#8 so I replaced the cyl 8 ign coil, reflached PCM with lat...
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK23D86
Hello All and thanks in advance, This vehicle is one of my regular customer's. Sevice lamp came on and I scanned the very next day. All glow plugs have failed. My concern is future failure of new glow plugs. I am wondering what steps I can take prior to rep... Trouble codes: P0671, P0672, P0673, P0674, P0675, P0676
2010 GMC terrain 2.4L Daytime running lights VIN: 2CTF1JEWOA
Hi, folks. I am curious if I can program the BCM on this USA vehicle for daytime running lights? I have an MDI and a current programming subscription. Apparently I need to call into GM and get an updated BCI number?? If anyone has done this I'd appreciate the ...
1998 Honda Passport LX 3.2L electric windows VIN: 4S6CM58W5W
vehicle came in with no operation of windows from drivers switch. but windows work at the sub switches. door locks work ok. customer assumed drivers switch was malfunctioning so we replaced it. after replacement of switch the same symptoms occured. removed doo...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cuts out VIN: 1HGEM22941
I was going to ask for help,but as I was writing my Tech came and got me to start the vehicle.It started and ran.The problem was starts and shuts off,we checked spark,fuel,ign switch,relays,timing belt.Seems if you grab the harness that connects the cam,crank,...
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
2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L Alignment VIN: 5NPEBYAC3B
Good morning. Does anyone have the Alignment specs for this 2011 Sonota. My machine update doesnt have them, Alldata doesnt have them. Cant find them by Googling. Thanks in advance. Chris
1997 Infiniti Q45 T 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31A4V
Hello there I have this Q45 here and it is throwing a p1320 coil primary circuit code. It came on after I replaced #7 coil. Have been doing some searching online and some talking to other techs here and most are saying to replace all the coils to fix the probl... Trouble codes: P1320
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Warning Bell VIN: SAJDA03N12
Hi guys - thanks in advance for reading this and for any help you might be able to give. Really appreciated. Warning bell continues to ding intermittently even when all doors are closed and car has been driven for quite some time. No indication of doors being...
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L Misfire VIN: 5451845118
Thanks in advance guys, this is not really a problem as of yet lol... This Jag came into the shop 2 weeks ago for what customer states not powering his car right but did not want inspection. i put a new battery in but noticed the power cable was after market, ... Trouble codes: P0303, P1316
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Shift sensor VIN: SAJEA51C84
I'm about ready to skin a cat!! Vehicle first came in for transmission being stuck in limp mode and the check engine light on. Scanned the vehicle and found code P0778. 2-4 brake pressure control solenoid. Tested the system per the info given and ended up repl...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Front Differential VIN: 1J4GW68N9X
Hi guys, I have a whine in the front diff. jeep came in with front axle tube seal leak, But when pulled cover found heavy gray metalic gear oil. advised customer that there would be more to it than a seal, pulled carrier and found vari-lock pump gear was broke...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48SX4
We have a Jeep Grand Cherokee that all of the sudden is setting o2 codes. Codes P0031, P0051, P0136. Clear the codes and they immediately reset. Vehicle runs perfect all the time. I found a TSB that addresses this problem calls for a reflash of the PCM. Recomm... Trouble codes: P0031 (o2), P0051 (o2), P0136 (o2)
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48JX4
hi and thanks, jeep brought to me with lifter noise and missing, pulled left rocker cover found #5 exhaust rocker laying on head. just wondering if any one else has seen this problem? check valve hieght and looks good. i was thinking carbon on valves. valves d... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305, P1389
2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1J4FA24107
I'm fishing. This Wrangler spits fuel back out the filler ONLY after the pump clicks off. It Fills fine and does not have the symptoms covered in TSB 14-001-09. It does it every time. Any ideas for this system which seals the system even with the gas cap off?
2010 Lexus IS250 2.5L ecm VIN: JTHBF5C26A
Car was in an accident. Body shop replaced ECM. Car starts and runs with P0630 missmatch vin. I programmed the VIN w/ techstream. When I read the vin now I have the correct vin. However, the P0630 will not clear. Any ideas.
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L harsh shift VIN: JM3LW28A52
02 MPV OD light flashes at all times, checked codes. None. Disconnected battery light still flashes. Changed fluid with dex 6. Harsh shift from P-R, N-D and all gears while driving. We called Mazada dealer with vin to check if any flash updates were available ...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Surge VIN: JM1BK12FX4
CUSTOMER came in with rough idle & stalling,serviced fuel system,stalling & rough idle gone,car came back with moderate surge when driving between 60to 65 kilometers per hr.no codes,cleaned MAF.SENSOR checked wiring,vacuum hoses etc.car will surge when on hois...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Turn Signals VIN: WDBJF82F7W
Hi there, and thanks for the help on this one. I have this high mileaged E320 here that intermittently will keep the turn signals on, either right or left and you cannot shut them off no matter what. I have not gotten it to act up since its been in. I suspect...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no crank and won't shift out of park VIN: WDBJH82J91
This mercedes was moved from street into driveway, ran for approx 2 minutes, and then would not start and would not crank. Road service could not jump start (battery was ok). Car was towed to shop. Key on, all instrument lights come on and all accessories wor...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L cooling fan VIN: WDBRF92H67
Vehicle is from a body shop that repaired damage to the front bumper/radiator/A/C condenser and radiator supports. Cooling fan would not turn on when engine came up to temp. or if A/C was turned on. Found code 0695 --- M4/7(engine and AC electric suction fan w...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT31HXY
Have this vehicle came in with the above 2 codes. Could not duplicate the condition. Did not like the fact the upper hose was hot and lower hose was much cooler,tought thatthis could have an effect on PO125, replaced thermostat and temperature got 10 degrees h... Trouble codes: P00, 125 (Insuficient temperature for closed loop fuel control), P00, 173 (Fuel trim malfunction Bank 2)
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JMFSRCS6A5
Hi all technicians. I need some help on this nightmare.This vehicle got towed in 2 days ago.This is the 4th work shop it has been to.The vehicle was in an accident with severe electrical shorting.The complete wiring harness for the engine pcm and the engine p...
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LSS 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY521XS
This vehicle was diagnosed as a no-start. I went to the customer's house to connect to the scanner and found out there was a no-communication problem with the scanner & vehicle. After I left customer stated vehicle started and ran o.k. She brought vehicle to m...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L ABS light on. VIN: 1C2NE12T2Y
I'm back with another Pontiac, I don't know where they all come from! This one is definately the preverbial 'little old lady' car with 28,000 miles on it, and a crunched quarterpanel from a garage close encounter! Now to fixin it... it came in with ABS light o...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: YS3EF48Z0Y
car runs good when cold after hot will stall at idle. have noticed a hesitation when driveing after hot all so. once stalled car will not start till cold have checked over and found when trying to start the is no Injector pulse has good spark. if add a little ...
2004 Saturn Vue 3.5L turn signals VIN: 5GZCZ53474
The problem was solved for two weeks. The vehicle is returning Feb. 3 for further troubleshooting. In my efforts to study the system I've found out that there's no clear wiring diagram in either Alldata or OD5. I hate dealing with Saturns. Nothing is simple or...
1988 Toyota Pickup 3.0L mass air VIN: JT4VN63C8J
Cam in stalling. Will start an run for about 30 seconds and stall.Good feul presure,spark,and injector pulse. If you unplug massair will start and idle all day just can't accelerat. As soon a you plugup massair will stall. Changed massair off another truck no ...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, intermittent VIN: JTEGH20V92
Has a tip in hesitation that is very intermittent. It runs perfect 99% of the time. Customer drives it every day and it happens every couple days. Only happens after a complete stop on slightly more than normal acceleration. I've gotten it to do it once for me... Trouble codes: P1135
2006 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L Starting VIN: JTEEP21A36
Battery goes dead every few weeks. The first time it was so dead the car could not be jump started, the battery had to be charged. The second time it was jump started, The car sits only over night or all day while at work, when it happens, this car is dri...
2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Suspension? VIN: 4T1BK36B37
This vehicle was given to me to look at and it sounded just like a wheel bearing. I replaced the left side wheel bearing and left side axle shaft and the noise is still present. Removed right side axle shaft to see if the shaft damaged something inside the tra...
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...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L #3 cyl.. VIN: WVWVD63B54
Good Morning, I have a stumper here. Customer complaint 2 weeks ago of a missing during cold startup for a minute then it goes away. I pressure checked cooling system, put a video scope in #3 cyl. and could see coolant leaking through the head gasket. So I rep...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L immobilizer VIN: WVWAK73C56
vehicle will start and stall intermittantly. codes p0513,01299 and 16897 present. have cleared codes and ran both a vehicle cold reboot and an one hour relearn for fobs. neither corrected problem. currently vehicle is failing more often taking more crank attem...

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2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L No Start VIN: 1GYEE637X6
Well folks, Ive been waiting for my customer to confirm the vehicle is fixed. They have filled three times now and all is good. We changed the vent and purge solenoids. There was no signs of either one stuck or fuel in the canister. I would have liked to have ...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16TX2
thank you for the replies, several noted faults with poor ground circuits at rear of cylinder heads both banks, and a few faults with poor terminal connections at throttle body. we did not get approval for any further inspection/diagnosis time to proceed with ... Trouble codes: P1518.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 5456466544
lower intake manifold gaskets were completley destroyed.
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, Stall, Horn honks after sta VIN: 1G1NE52J42
Well, thanks for the help everyone. The horn did not act up the next day when testing, vehicle started and ran fine from then on. Unable to duplicate any issues from that point on. Customer came and took the car and as of yet no call back to say it is acting u...
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Power Seat VIN: 1GNFK16Z25
Hello thanks for the replies after removing seat I found a melted pin at rear main connector, just as Warren stated. I ran new wire & system works great.
2010 Chevrolet SILVERADO 5.3L Contorl Arm Bolts VIN: 3GGCRKE37A
Thank you all for your replies. They were all helpful. I did come up with one other suggestion that would probably be a "for sure" fix. Use locking nuts on the bolts instead of the type that come on the vehicle. However, I am going to try red Loktite for now a...
1993 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Convertor VIN: 2B3ED56F1R
Thanks for all your input, this trans was used but it was a fresh rebuild from our supplier of good rebuilt units. It felt like a bad convertor, it would shudder with partial lockup, touch the brake and it would stop, just as soon as the clutch let go. Larry s...
2000 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L transmission VIN: 1B4HS28N4Y
Thanks for all the replies to this problem. I changed the solenoid pack works good no more limp in mode.I have learned not to trust my scanner because it said no codes present in the tcm when the chrysler scanner showed a code. thanks again for all the help. ...
2000 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1B4HS28N1Y
We knew there had to be a code in the tcm.A suggestion by a trans shop we use was to check freeze frame in generic obd2 and there was the code,p1785 lr switch sense.We tested the circuit and it was not open or shorted so the trans shop has it now.
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Master Cylinder VIN: WD8PD11436
Thanks guys for the help. After the 2 replies which stated this is normal I searched the internet and found a very intresting article which follows. I believe we were pressing the pedal harder than required to stop the vehicle expecting the pedal to hit a stop...
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Oil VIN: 2D4GP44L57
Thanks for everyones ideas. After alot of testing and swaping injectors we found the problems. We had an injector that was working intermittently. Installed and new injector it hasn't been back yet! Thanks!
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L No Gears At All VIN: 2FTRXO7W3X
Hi dear fellows!!! sorry for the delay i just wanted to make sure it was a fix, the deal was the torque converter, the splines were gone, it looks like the thrust movement on the flex plate caused to grind them down, so we replaced it and it is gone, thanks t...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
after going through test x in factory flowchart.Had a few responses on this one. If the pump fuses are good and pump is getting no power and you use a power probe to power it up and it triggers the circuit breaker right away the motor is over drawing and has t...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F81
thanks for the advise guys and girls,what we found is the dope smoking ford engineers don"t know what they are doing again.we tested all the cam sensors that are out there for this beast and determined that the one that reads the closest to right is the first ... Trouble codes: P0269, P0284, P1276.
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L monitors not reset VIN: 1FAFP40441
I send customer to dealer for PCM reflash. I just cannot figure out what is causing monitor not running. PCM goes iton closed loop. Coolant temp 190 Plus. O2 sensors switches perfectly. Hopfully reflashing will cure the problem. Otherwise he needs a new PCM.
2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L Hard start cold VIN: 3FAHP37543
We had replaced plugs/wires w/the head job along with some pcv plumbing. I tried a different brand MAF (yah, I know Cardone stuff is marginal at best, but it's what was readily available) and came up with the same results. We did put the correct oil/filter i...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71WX4
well this one is fixed. i over thought this one big time i should have gone back to the basics. what ifound was a high resistance in the maf signal wire (not the return). opened thye harness near the wheel well and there it was a bubble in the wire. had i just... Trouble codes: P0175.
2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTPX12516
First off I want to thank everyone that responded. It was a real eye opener to find all this information out. I specifically want to thank Timothy from Wisconsin for hitting the nail right on the head. I checked the truck's oil pressure when it was hot and whe...
2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L Shifts VIN: 1ZVHT80N87
Car just came back in, I replaced the valve body with another reman and it is working fine now. I now have control of both a & b pressure solenoids
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L starts off in 2nd gear VIN: 1HGCB7659L
This is a strange one.Checked computer and didnt find anything wrong.After putting computer back in and hook battery up no problems.Think it may be something with shift interlock but car is working and customer will bring back if problems happen again.Thank yo...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W11
Thank you for taking the time to help and information on how things work. I had verified that if I unplug the front o2 sensors the issue went away. I decided to unplug just the rear o2 sensors and also issue was no longer present. While inspecting the rear o2s...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L starting VIN: SAJDA24C7Y
Thank you for the replies! After further reading, we did some simple tests and found that the key was not being recognized. We replaced the transponder (collar around ignition switch) and crossed our fingers. So far, all is well. The transponder is inexpen...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Engine oil pressure VIN: SALTY16403
I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to reply. I was trying to see whether I was missing something other than the obvious (clearance issues with crank and cam bearings), since I didn't know these blocks very well... until now. The fix is replacin...
2007 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.0L parking brake VIN: SALLAAA447
One more learned lesson: system has to be calibrated. Sent car to dealer in order to calibrate. Now electric parking brake is working well. Thanks for the answers
1990 Mitsubishi Galant LS 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3CR56V6L
I appreciate the help but it turned out to be the power transistor between the ecm and the coil. thanks for the input. Michael Harrisburg Auto Service
1992 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 3.0L No Start VIN: JA7FM24S3N
Hi there everyone and sorry for the wait in closing this one. The fix was a remanufactured ECM. I put the ECM in, purged the cylinders of fuel and changed the oil. The vehicle ran good for having went through this. Thanks Ron
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L key interlock VIN: 1G2WP12K8V
Thanks for all the help. I was finally able to put together the schematic with the info from Eric and Chris, with both sheets together you get the whole thing. I was looking for the Steering Column Electric Park Lock solenoid, which is fed from the Brake Trans...
2005 Pontiac G6 3.5L Suspension VIN: 1G27G52865
This one is solved guys, you nailed it. Sure enough, it was the inner sway bushings. Should've known from all the caravans I've done. I removed the lower bolts that are easily accessible and just pried the bands upward, leaving the other bolts still attached. ...
1981 Porsche 924 2.0L No Start, no fuses will light VIN: WP0AA092XR
found a bad switch to the ing thanks everyone after replacing found i have power to the fuse box then found bad wires to the fuel pump relay fixed them now it runs like a champ
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Crankshaft VIN: YS3ED48E9X
Thanks to all that responded. I have taken into consideration all advise given here and passed this info on to the owner. Although the thought of rebuilding this engine intrigues me,it seems the best course of action is to find a good used engine and avoid fur...
1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L hard start coold VIN: JT2AT86F6P
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W3S
sorry so long with close w fix sickness in family, i forgot to mention back pressure test was ok and timing belt marks correct. indeed in theory one would think the knock sensor should have no bearing on performance if the signal has not been found by the ecm.... Trouble codes: 52 (Open in knock signal).
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Car returned today, replaced the vsv like everybody said(TOM,GEOFFREY).FIXED THE P0401 AND the intermittent p1133!! i tested that THING repeatedly and it always passed! but that is what everybody said also!! tried to think outside the box by bypassing all the ... Trouble codes: P0401 (Egr insufficent).
2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28BXY
yea i was working on the wrong bank, talk about operating on the wrong side of the brain...thanks to all who replied replaced ocv on the correct bank problem solved. Trouble codes: P1349 (Varible Valve Timing system malfunction bank 1), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0305 (cyl 5 misfire).
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L reverse VIN: 1NXBR12E01
Thanks to all who offered help, we inspected the transmission internally and found the seals hard as a rock. Thanks for the right direction
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cooling system VIN: 3VWSP69M01
Thanks to everyone who replied. We had a couple of problems. First one of the glow plugs in the cooling was not working. Also the impeller on the water pump was cracked. We replace timing belt and all pulleys along with the water pump. Replaced the glow plug a...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Starting VIN: WVWJK73C27
clear code. code po513 kept coming back for immoblizer system. sent vehicle to dealer. they replaced immoblizer and relean system thanks for all your help and replies.
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