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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L reverse lights VIN: 1GWI389HJ3
i have this acura that the reverse lights stay on all the time with key on.i can dissconnect the nuetral safety switch and they are still on.the d5 light flashes on the dash when it is running.owner said both items happened at the same time.i have tried anothe...
2004 Audi A4 3.0L timing belt VIN: WAUJT68E24
Hello everyone in iatn land. Well im trying to do a water pump and timing belt on this 2004 audi A4 with a v6. Ive done older ones with no problem, but this one has vct. I check all data and it shows a lot of locking tools i do not have at this time. Has anyon...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling System VIN: WBAGH83441
Acts like it has a huge air pocket. I know very little about this vehicle's cooling system. After replacing reservoir, cooling system took over a gallon of coolant to fill. Startup ECT was around 100 deg.(F). Temperature quickly (within a few min.) rose to ove...
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33492
Hello All, I apologize in advance for the limited amount of data for this vehicle. I have a new customer who brought in his 2002 BMW 325xi for a diagnosis of his Check Engine Light and some other service work. I found a P0035 trouble code stored on the comput... Trouble codes: P0035 (Turbo Charger Bypass Valve Control Circuit High)
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63412
Hi I have this BMW that when it is cold it runs rough and makes noise when it is hot ir runs good. I cheked the injector it is ok I swaped the coil with cylinder 6 and cleared the code and restarted it and it set the #5 misfire again the plug looks ok, I am go... Trouble codes: P1351 (Cylinder 5 misfire)
1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4WB14T8M
Hello all! We had this vehicle towed to us. The customer says he was driving it one day and all of a sudden the vehicle died. Tried to restart and now its having problems. The car starts up fine but idles terrible. As soon as you try to give it throttle it die...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Mechanical VIN: 1G6DP56735
Hey guys, really frustrated with Mitchel-1 right now. No info on camshaft variable timing chain set-up. We are trying to reassemble the timing chain on the right side. My tech put marks on the camshaft wheels before dis-assembly, but we don't know if the chain...
2007 Cadillac Escalade 6.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GYFK63837
oil pressure light is coming on intermittently. Replaced sensor. Seemed ok for awhile. Came back with light coming on. When oil pressure light comes on scanner does read low oil pressure. Down as far as 2psi. Shut car of oil pressure at about 40psi the slowly ...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCGK24K0R
You get a slight bogging down at about 45-50 mph only after driven for 15 - 20 miles here in our 20-30 degree weather. Then its very intermittent. Its a farm truck and customer says it happens all the time and its done it for 6 months. It must be worse in Summ...
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start, Flooding VIN: 1GCCS19X7V
Got 1 I cant figure this vehicle came to me after the customer replaced half of everything to figure out a P0300.The vehicle came to me as a no start.I was told he replaced the fuel pump,fuel filter,ignition complete cap rotor wires plugs.Saw A new ignition co... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L reverse VIN: 1GNEK13T42
Grinding noise in reverse, sounds like your putting it into park while moving. Customer says they were shifting from drive to reverse, while stopped, when the problem happened. I notice that if the Tahoe is NOT moving (on the ground) you put it into revers...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNEC16T22
hi i need help wt this one, the truck had the ck engine lith on wt po300, since have over 100,000 miles we d the wires and plugs, but still misfire on driver side of the engine cilynder 1,3,5,7 all the coils are good the ingectors puls is good. if some one see... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GBJC34224
I have a duramax with a p1223 that i can't seem to get a definitive diag.replaced #1 injector-old one did not fire most of the time-and was good for about a month.now code has returned.have a hard time blaming injector as it was a new g.m. Unit.any and all hel... Trouble codes: P1223 (1 injector output circuit)
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH52K85
hey fellow techs, Got this brain teaser here. car came in with customer complaining of poor idle quality. Excellerates fine but at idle vehicle misfires from random cylinders.Vacuum at idle jumps between 17.5 to 16 psi. Misfire tends to be random but when i lo... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL45H7X
We got this car from another shop. They installed used engine, duralast distributor & used pcm...car would not crank...no ground at pin 31. We got the customer to bring us the original pcm & got the car to crank but no start, no spark & only 1 injector pulse w...
2002 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L Hard start VIN: 1C4GJ25322
Concern is a hard start cold. After sitting over night this van does not want to start and once it does it runs rough like it is flooded for a few seconds. Tune up has been done in the last 40,000. Pulled a couple plugs and they look good. Wires test good. Fue...
2001 Daewoo Leganza SE 2.2L Timing belt tensioner VIN: KLAVB69211
We are performing a timing belt service on this car. It has the 2.2L DOHC engine. Replaced water pump. rollers, belt and tensioner. The problem is that the tensioner will not work properly. It is the style that has a pointer and a notch which are supposed to l...
1992 Dodge Dakota LE 5.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B7GG23Y6N
The owner states he got in one morning drove to work truck was holding 1 long then slaming second gear sometimes chirping tires. the rest of the shift pattern was normal. He drove it like this 2 days to work then it started slipping in second unless you take y...
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...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L engine VIN: 1B7KF2327Y
here is a brain stumper.. this vehicle came in after another shop put an engine in but this condition still exists. The engine refuses to reach operating temp causing no heat in the cab. thermostat and radiator was changed by other shop. we changed the thermos...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L voltage gauge VIN: 1B4HS28NFY
Just looked at this one. The charging system seems fine. There are no driveabilty problems. The voltage gauge on the dash is laying at 9 volts or lower. Whatever it stops at. The Check gauge lamp is lit and the MIL is lit with a P1682 code for low charging vol...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Heater VIN: 1G4HS28N21
Cannot get any 'hot air' out of 'rear' vents, blower blows cold air, cannot find any info on mitchell to show heater assembly and would like some advice before delving in please. Hot air great on front vents..
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3D7LU38C64
customer called thinking someone contaminated his fuel. wanted to know how best to drain tank.after talking with customer found step son put off road fuel in truck that he got from someones home oil tank. seems somebody put off road diesel in oil tank and step...
2005 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C25
this dodge neon came in this moning for running rough . well the spark plug's and coil pack where replaced and car given back to customer. this afternoon she came back with the check engine lite on. this was handed to me at 4:05 pm got out my solos pro and got... Trouble codes: P0201, P0301
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.5L Starting VIN: WD0PE74637
The customer states that after driving for a while he will stop and then the engine won't start. I finally got it to do it this morning. What happens is you turn the key to the start position and there is no sound at all. Let go of the key and it turns over ha...
2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L Blower Motor VIN: 1B3LC56K48
Hey Everyone, This one is an odd one. The blower motor will work fine sitting still and under slow acceleration. As soon as you give it anything more that 1/4 throttle the blower motor will cut out or slow down. It has steady voltage on the power side but whe...
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Pads and rotors VIN: 2D8HN44E89
We work on a fleet of 2009 and 2010 Caravans and brake wear is really bad on these vehicles. The subject van was in for 4 wheel brakes and 1 front rotor about 12,000 miles ago and it's back with the front brakes metal to metal on one side and worn out on the o...
1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 1FALP5340S
Vehicle has intermittant no crank just clicking, after a few minutes will crank just fine and start right up. have not been able to duplicate complaint, only have customer description. replaced battery with proper size and amperage. (had small battery) alterna...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L radiator VIN: 1FTDX18W8V
This F150 has had a repeat radiator failure. The radiator has failed 6 times. The failure is a leak at the seal between the plastic side tank and core. 1. Coolant has been flushed 2. Radiator cap has been replaced with OE after 2nd radiator (not holding pres...
1999 Ford Escort Sport 2.0L engine noise,stall VIN: 3FAKP1139X
Vehicle came in for engine noise.Found starter hitting flexplate.Checked crank movement,found to be 1/8 inch,replaced thrust bearing,everything OK for 3 weeks.Now customer returned saying stalling.Checked out and found noise returned in reverse ,gone in drive ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX335XE
First off, I am not a diesel guy and I've never worked on a 7.3L Ford. I tip my hat to you folks who make a living off these monsters! This truck came in with the complaint of an intermittent no start (cranks fine) cold only. I load tested the batteries (350a ... Trouble codes: P0470 (Exhaust Backpressure System), P0475 (Exhaust Pressure Control System), P0500 (Vehicle Speed)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Accessories VIN: 1FTNW21F52
This ones got me pulling my hair out its wierd! started out with the radio and interior lights,power windows staying on all the time, after the key was removed they will eventually go out after the battery saver relay kick out. I first had a hard time because ...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21P95
Ran through the tests for DTC P1102. Got to J5 test for checking voltage at pin #4 and #3 of MAF sensor connector and had only .8 volts instead of the 5.5 to 6.5 the test calls for. The test calls for repairing the opens in vechicle power or grounds, but mine ... Trouble codes: P1102 (MAF in range but lower than expected.)
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14566
Hi,not sure what is going on with this ford its misfiring and running bad with codes p0022 and misfire codes on cyl 5 and 8. Sometimes when I crank it when hot sounds like its out of time.I found both seal blown on chain tensioners so I replaced both tensioner... Trouble codes: P0022, P0305, P0308
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FTPX14564
cluster lights stay on and drains battery ses, abs etc all the lights stay on with key out. I suspect the smart junction box in right kick panel but hate to replace it because of cost without being sure.
1996 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Tcc VIN: 1GTGK29R9T
At 50-55 mph only in 3rd or 4th gear tcc solenoids are cycling on and off. This is cuasing a rpm "surge". Unhooked the egr and evap sol with no change. New tps installed. All input and output speeds steady on graphing scanner. It appears that the ecm is turnin...
2005 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTJK33255
Checked four glow plugs checked ok, truck starts good even in temp. around 20 deg. after sitting all night. Replaced glow plug controller started about 10 times and reset codes all eight glow plug circuits, still starts fine. Thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P0671, P0672, P0673, P0674, P0675, P0676
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Electronic VIN: JNKCA21A2X
Hi again, Iam at no where to go and never worked on inf problem is that car came for iregular idle found idle valve open and stuck repaired, now working fine, idle good but when you shift the gear in drive or in reverse it jumps to 1100 or 1200 rpm from 650 ...
2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAS08U55
This car came in with all 4 of these codes in computer, We had computer reprogrammed and replaced both sensors but the engine light comes on within a minute of running. We performed a pin test at the connectors and all pins seem to be in specs accept pin #4 we... Trouble codes: P1031 (A/F Sensor Heater bank 1), P1051 (A/F Sensor Heater bank 2), P1148 (A/F Sensor closed loop), P1168 (A/F Sensor Closed loop)
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: SAJEA51D53
Thankyou in advance for all of your time. Veh came in with yhe only complaint of a check eng light. We found p0171 and p0174.Ltft's were both 19.5. We found the original fuel filter, so we replaced it and flushed the injectors with our motorvac system, we smok... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2007 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA51A07
This car came in this AM with the CEL on. I connected my Autologic scanner and began to run through the warm up. When I got to the scan option, I opted or the complete scan. I got a total of 7 ECMs listed, 4 of which were not communicating, and 2 of which had ...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1JF4FF58SX
The engine idles at 2800 RPM. Found no vacuum leaks. When I perform the idle relearn, the idle drops to 1200 rpm, but slowly increases. IAC actuator works; the plunger moves in and out. We removed the IAC and observed the plunger movement when scanner performe...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L heater motor VIN: 1J4GX58NX2
I have a 02 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, came to shop and the heater blower will not work on any speed, I have checked fuses and unhooked blower motor wires and put on a new blower motor, still nothing, both wires at blower motor have voltage on them. Any idea...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs module VIN: SALTY1244X
I just checked, this vehicle still has the original modulator electrical portion attached, so there is still something to check there, but I was more curious about the "FR WSS signal erratic" code I got - I checked it against the list at www.RSWsolutions.com a...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Electronic VIN: 1YVFP80D73
Hello Fellow Techs, I have a Mazda 6 here that has an intermittent hard shift.The trans light is flashing and it has a code PO778.I called the local Mazda dealer to see if the 2-4 Shift solenoid was available before attempting to replace it.They could not tel...
2005 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LW28A35
van came to me not running it the timing chain tensener stoped working so it jumped time. i fixed it with new parts but it wont start i pulled it back down and checked the timing and its on it has no codes for the battery was unhooked i tried a new crank and c...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L headlights VIN: WDBEA52E7R
I need the help of one of you Benz guys. Headlights both high low beam are inop. High low beam fuses are not getting power. I traced the system until I got to the headlight control module. Any hints of how to check this module or any guidence on common problem...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86E12
i have a mountanier with random codes appearing,when this happens the od lamp will flash/flicker very rapidly and codes will be set.turn ign off and everything goes back to normal for maybe couple days or couple hours.customer has been unable to restart, i hav... Trouble codes: P0113, P0118, P0123, P0708
1996 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA2106S
Veh came in with no start. cust had replaced cam and crank sensors. checked ect, tps, maf all reading normally. checked bell housing bolts all tight, has power to crank fuse and batt voltage and ground at crank sensor. Engine cranks over fast, but tach showing...
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D02
i've reached the end of the rope on this one hope someone can help. vehicle initially came in for an intermittent no start. i performed tune up and replaced all ignition coils as per customer request. problem was better but still acted up. after trying for a f... Trouble codes: P0011
2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L ASD relay, no crank
Car towed in, no start, no crank. ASD relay cycling rapidly with ign on. I tested the battery, ok. Bttery terminals tight. Hooked up battery charger to 40A. vehicle starts and runs. I turn charger off car still runs. unhook charger cables, car dies. ASD relay ...
2007 Pontiac G6 GTP 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2ZM58767
Thanks for your time. This this has got a miss on cylinders 1 3 and 6. swaped coils around no change swaped fuel injectors with no luck pulled both cats and no change good compretion on all cylinders. injector spay pattern good, coils are snapping hard. the th... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P0301, P0303
1997 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YSC3D68U8V
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L Stall VIN: 1G8ZK5270X
Car runs fine when cold. After getting to operating temperature the car bucks when accelerating and wants to stall when coming to a complete stop.also hesitates when taking off from a stop.no trouble codes and firing order is definitely correct.
2002 Saturn Vue 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ23D52
This vehicle first came to us with a noise in the engine that we determined was lifter noise. It was overdue for an oil change so we changed the oil & added an oil additive to help with the lifter noise. (lucas oil treatment)3 days later the customer calls us ... Trouble codes: P0304
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback Limited 2.5L lockup, whining VIN: 4S3BG6853V
I have a 1997 subaru legacy outback 2.5l 4sp automatic. I have the very common shudder or lockup on sharp turns and have ascertained that it is probably the transfer clutch lockup solenoid or worst case a bad coupler! My specific problem is that the transmissi...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4T1BG12K6T
Vehicle runs strong with no perceptible misfire on # 1 cylinder. No other codes. Misfire counters run anywhere from 0@idle to over 50 under load, although will show misfire at a decel and occasionally at idle. Crank and run compressions high, leak down low. CO... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire)
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup 1.6L No Start, no fuel delivery VIN: 1V1KG0170B
Hello all. This little wabbit will not pump fuel from the tank to the engine. I have cleaned/cleared the fuel lines, replace the spin on filter, but the pump will not pull fuel when cranking the engine...with throttle open, closed, etc. I pulled the fuel line ...

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2003 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA56663
Thanks for al the help. It looks like he will be taking it to the dealer and see if they can get new transmission. Thanks Andy
1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L No Start VIN: WAUKE5446L
customer decided to not fix this one, and I can't blame him. the cost of the repair far exceeds the value of the car, but I would like to thank you all again for your advice and suggestions.
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Exterior lights VIN: WBAFB33551
This vehicle has not been fixed yet but, that's because I have not been ablt to take it to the dealer and have the module programed yet. I have to do this first then I will repost the results. I suspect there are other problem that exist with the electrical sy...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 17E3146310
Well i guess its fixed. had a wire going to the pcm rubbing through a harness against a bracket. Thanks for the info! Trouble codes: P0380.
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L all gears VIN: 1GNDT13S83
I hate going the wrong way trying to repair something... Most all of the replies said it was the trans. filter clogged. It was plugged with what looked like metallic silt. I can't believe that would stop it from pulling and have those symptoms but it did. T...
2011 Chevrolet express 3500 6.0L rear blower motor VIN: 1GAZGZFG6B
Thank you to all four techs that replied. Boris [...] hit the nail on the head saying I had a short in circuit #1924. I followed the wiring harness all the way from the rear of the van to the front and didn't find anything, but I did notice an aftermarket br...
2007 Chrysler 300 2.7L defrosting windows VIN: G67H812487
Well, I replaced the hvac recirc door and actuator(how it comes from chrysler) and took the car outside, left it overnight, and tried defrosting the windows in the morning, and they cleared right away, no more fogging up anymore. Thanks for the replies guys, ...
2002 Dodge Dakota SXT 5.9L spark VIN: 1BZGL32Z22
so after reviewing all of the information that all of you supplied me ive come to the conclusion that the pcm and coil are in need of replacement. had good waveforms from both crank and cam pickup power to one wire on coil while cranking but no signal from pcm...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Parking lights VIN: 3D7KU23869
Replaced the power distribution center.. Works great.. Thanks for all your help
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L strut/bushings VIN: 1D7HU18216
Replaced both upper strut mounts. Noise gone. Used NAPA mounts.
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP4046X
I found the fuel pump circuit open at the fuel pump control module and at the fuel pump harness. I removed new fuel pump number two; checked soldered connections for pump motor and found the circuit good. Providing power operated the pump. The open was in the ... Trouble codes: P1237 (Open in fuel secondary).
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FTRW08L71
well, almost all of the replies said to replace the motor. after installing new motor all is well. go's to show you that sometimes the easy answer is actually the right answer. thank you iatn and its members for all your help.
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire
Well this one is semi-fixed. I decided to re-check if the cat was clogged and this time i hooked up a back pressure gauge. At idle it stayed around 1 psi. but when i revved the engine it would peg the gauge to 15 psi. (I still dont know why my vacuum gauge st... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misifre Cyl. 6), P0304 (Misfire Cyl. 4), P0141 (B1S2 Heater Circuit Malf.), P0401 (EGR Insuf. Flow).
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IFAFP55UI2
I want to thank everyone for there help in this endeavor. I finally got back on it today and did a fuel pressure test, fine. O2s fine everything fine.I did a vacuum test and it flat lined. I finally split the cat assembly from the y-pipe and the rear cat. And ...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTRF12265
fuel tank was contaminated with water due to a hole dead on top of the tank, possibly from running over something on the highway. also found massive vac leak at manifold. plugs fouled from all the water being injected to the motor. replaced tank, fuel pump plu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0457, P0303, P0340.
1998 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 7.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTKGK29J9
Well I have replaced fuel filter 2 weeks ago and have not encountered problem since. Sometime we overlook the simple things. thanks all who replied
1999 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GKEL19WXX
Well Heres one you dont see to often.After exhausting all efforts to correctly diagnose this van,we decided to go back to square 1. we took off the intake and checked the gaskets.no problems with gaskets,But. When we lifted the intake off the engine a funny ra... Trouble codes: P0301.
2000 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Unknown VIN: 1GKEK13T2Y
Thankyou men, it was at the bottom, eventhough the dog was barking and it was snowing, it still turned out to be an unpleasurable job. Oh well, mondays are for happiness. LOL...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Heat VIN: 1HGCG1659X
Great news, Honda is fixed. I had two problems here, restricted Radiator and a clogged Heater core. New Radiator and pulse cleaned the heater core; 160 degrees of heat coming out of the ducts now, with good flow through the hoses. This car is fixed. Tha...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Stall VIN: KM85C13E25
Myself and everyone else that helped was pointing to PCM. I just have never had any problems with Hyundai ECMs, it has always been sensor, or power or ground, even after talking to guys at local Hyundai dealer, they said only a couple of Santa Fe PCM problems,...
1985 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJAV1342F
Sorry that this one took so long to close. This car had two problems. Mark and James were right with the water in the gas tank. I checked pressure but did not take a fuel sample. Shame on me. I took a fuel sample and about half of it was water. I drained bo...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKD6043X
Of the six replies, a common response was to smoke test the intake to locate vacuum leaks, if any are present. Also, replies indicated that a common failure on these cars is the MAF sensor. I haven't had the car returned to the shop for any further work as the... Trouble codes: P0171 (A bank combustion too lean), P0174 (B bank combustion too lean), P1224 (Throttle control position error), P1611 (ECM CPU failure.).
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L no communication VIN: SALME15466
thank you all for the replies. i still have not figured this out but i am going to try the scope to look at the signals. to answer which scanners i used.. it was snapon modis, the Launch, and my blue point code reader. i do have power and ground at the dl...
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L Abs VIN: JT8BD68S4W
It appears after the alternator was replaced and waveforms taken before and after and verification of powers and grounds for voltage drop during start and self test of the abs that this was the fix.
1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Park Lights VIN: 1LNHM82WLX
thanks for all of your help guys! the fix was indeed a new switch. thanks for taking the time to help a fellow tech. God Bless
2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3ER29398
after retesting fuel is getting into oil ,looks like it needs a high pressure pump. customer declined repair. Trouble codes: P2187 (Lean fuel idle).
1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality
Well customer declined to have any work done. I disconnected the transmission vacuum line with no change and it was dry, so that was ruled out. I pulled the plugs and found them to have oil on them. The gaps were too small so I gapped them to specs and reinsta...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Ride Control VIN: WDBFA76FXW
Customer did not approve service @ this time,made an app. for next week...but I need to close this request now...upon further interrogation of the customer,it had been getting worse over time..according to the wife!!! We will cannon ball the car next week! Th...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 4M2DU86E72
veh. fix suggested by michael from lousianna. check of vehicle frt abs speed sensors while driving found the right front acting erratically all though no noise from the bearing and it had minimal play. thanks to all who contributed on this post
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L hazard turn signals VIN: 1GNV203JE3
finally fixed this one the power from the front fuse box(under the hood wasnt getting to the etacs module a green wire under the fender needed repair.thanks to all who helped on this one.
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G3AG55M8R
Guys this ones fixed. Most responded saying to check the injectors. After checking them a couple of different ways it was determined they were good. As a side i did learn a handy new way to test them with an ammeter from the tech help archives. The problem tur...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start, Backfires VIN: 1G2NE52T2T
I am done banging my head against the wall. This car is fixed. I pulled the timing cover, and the cam timing was right on - no problem there. I still had the crossfire/backfire issue, so I second-guessed the coil tower I had already replaced. Yes I said "I... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor circuit a), P0341 (Cam sensor).
2003 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G2HX52K43
Thank you all for your help. Sorry for the late response but the customer took it back to the shop that originally worked on it and I just heard they got it fixed. That shop was convinced that it was in our tranny job so they stuck a reman Valve Body on it to...
2008 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AA29P28
without HID right: [...] The part number we used are right. But I don'i know why it can not be calibrated.
1998 Subaru Forester 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1SF6357W
thank you all for the helpful info. i have received , the timing was off by 1 tooth , waterpump was recently done and the thing is the motor in it was for a 96 legacy 2.5l ... this vehicle was donated to us without any history or info on it. i would also think... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0303 (Cyl3 misfire).
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W3R
I have lots of replies suggesting EFI relays, bad fuel, air flow meter, etc. Nothing worked. I drained and replaced fuel, tried pull starting it, replaced Volume Air Flow Meter, replaced the distirbutor and retimed 4 times, replaced the EFI relay, replaced the...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 2T1CF22P1X
I had to go ahead and replace the transmission. I put a used trany from LKQ and I really like them because they have a 6 month warranty and they are very good about dealing with any problems they might have with used parts
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 9BWEL21J14
Ok. The car is finally fixed. When the problem originally came up, we took the car to a European specialist to have the throttle body adaptation done, he told me that the throttle body was faulty, needed replacement. I was surprised, as the car ran fine befo... Trouble codes: P2101.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Starting VIN: WVGCM77L94
Sorry for not closing this request right away, I wanted to wait to see if I fixed it. A couple of you guys said that these have a lot of electrical problems. I totally agree with you. Couple other said that there was software updates for a bunch of modules. St...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Cem VIN: YV1SZ58D82
well got to a point were my vida subscription ran out and i was still unable to perform a successful download.after going back and forth with the vida help desk, they told me to uninstall and reinstall the entire vida program and see if that allows an eupdate....
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