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2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L occasional no start VIN: WBXPA73474
Customer states car on is hard to start over past 2 weeks. Scanned with no MIL on, scanned Insturment panel and codes F4,FB,F6,F7,F8. Clear codes took home, about 15 miles should off twice on thitd try hard to start. Scanned again with same codes. Anyone have ... Trouble codes: F4 (Bus faulty), FB, F6 (CAN Data error from DME/DDE), F7 (same as above), F8 (same as above)
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G6CD53B7P
This car came to me from another shop, where they had tried 3 tp sensors. Customer complant: engine will not run at idle when cold. I checked an vaeified it will not run idle when cold and stalls at stop lights unless you keep it off idle. Afer engine warms ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L transmission VIN: 1GCGK24U0Y
Well first of all I should say I am new to transmission internals and this is only the 3rd trans I have done (and maybe the last at this point). This tranny is a 4L80E out of a 00 silverado customer has lost reverse so I am overhauling completely along with ne...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC5242Y
OK I have a no start when cold or maybe all the time, originally came in for no start. Tried to start ,cranked good wouldn't fire.Put propane in the snorkel and started and ran good for 2 days. Got cold overnight (5 degrees) and now it won't start and YES the ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L transmission VIN: 2GCEK19T73
looking for a known good wave form for the tps has electronic tps system -- no cable using snapon modis scanner suspect tps failure - looking for evidence 1 volt sweep to 12. good pattern is not known
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK13027
Vehicle came in for warning lights including mil, trac off, reduced engine power,check for tsb and none found. found noted codes, graphed scan data, found app 1 @ .94, app 2 @ .45, tps 1 @ 3.67, tps 2 @ 1.33 all at idle. Problem occurs at acceleration, depress... Trouble codes: P0121 (throttle position sensor performance), P1516, P2119 (Throttle Actuator Control Throttle Body Range Performance), P2135
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HE66GXX
Hey all Could really use some help today. Customer dropped off his 99 300m for a dead cluster no tach speedo or gauges. Started fine to pull it in. Plugged in drb 3 checked for codes, could not communicate with mic. Started vehical to move and it started and ...
2007 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L abs VIN: 2A8GM48L87
i am having trouble getting the two brake lights off on the dash. when it first came in it had a code c1073 stored and abs pump motor ran all the time even with key off. so i relaced electronic brake controller now lights are still on and has a code c2206 stor...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L governor pressure VIN: 1B7KC23Z3T
Dodge trans techs HELP. I'm a Ford tech trying to help a friend. Truck won't upshift when warm. Testing with a pressure guage in the governor port, pressure would read near the "desired governor pressure" pid on our Verus. As the trans warms up, governor press...
2003 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L Power steering pump VIN: 1D12625643
Vehicle came in with pressure hose leaking. We replaced it and then we started having fluid bubble out of the resivour cap and pump whining. We replaced the pump and still had same issue. Figured maybe a blockages in the rack. Replaced and still same issue. Th...
1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X1P
Vehicle came in for a "put - put sound after operating for a while" Test drove and found idle to be rough however vehicle has good power and acceleration. Scan tool shows LTFT on both banks at -31%, STFT at -15% @ idle. On acceleration LTFT -21% STFT -5%. Oxyg... Trouble codes: 132 (Bank 1 no o2 sensor switch - system rich), 173 (Bank 2 no o2 sensor switch - system rich)
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4x4 inop VIN: 1FTSW31F41
Hey all. I have a 4x4 that does not work. It has c1728 code. I have replaced the switch, because it tested bad. I checked the vacuum to the front end, it holds. The vacuum switch tested fine. I can command the gem module to turn on the light for the 4x4 system...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L oil leaks
Hey guys thank you for your time.I am by no means a diesel technician,but i have this rig here that on first look seemed to have a rear main seal leak.After reading all the info i could get on iatn ,well it seems to be leaking at high pressure oil pump line fi...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Charging VIN: 1FAFP55S44
Thanks in advance for any help on this. I put a new ac compressor in this car a few weeks ago. Now when you turn the compressor on the charging voltage falls to about 12 volts. Turn the ac off and it jumps right back up. Belt tension seems fine. Threw an alt. ...
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GKDT13W3T
Cust brought back about a week after I had replaced lower intake gaskets and water pump for a what feels like a surge at freeway speeds. I check car over and found nothing different so I took it for a test drive and I did feel what he was talking about. Do not...
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
2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GKDT13S16
Hey guys got a 06 envoy that when its cold as in sits over night, when start in the morning it runs rough, misfires, has codes p0171, p0300, p2119 I cleared all codes and after i get it to run smooth the only code that comes back is the p0171, all cyl are misf...
1999 Honda Civic CX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6326X
Well this one is driving me nuts. This car came in a couple weeks back with a check engine light on, for a evap leak and when it was smoke tested I noticed a small leak from the canister area either the vent or the canister itself but because the screw were so... Trouble codes: P1457
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Trans Indicator VIN: JHLRD1866Y
Vehicle came in for a harsh shift and the D light flashing on the trans indicator. Scanned vehicle P1705 followed the pinpoint test and it stated unplug that trans range switch and see if the indicator shows any trans range position. It didn't and it stated to...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L fuse 18 VIN: JNRAR05YAW
replaced fuse 18 keeps blowing vehilce will not crank
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L pinion seal VIN: SAJDA41B33
We are fitting C2N2581 pinion seal kit, sans instructions. Kit consists of a drive flange with seal, securing nut & washer. The removed parts did not include the washer. We believe this kit to be an upgrade, i.e. by virtue of the inclusion of the washer. Inspe...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FX58S5V
Ok, here goes. Customer states that going down the road, usually after letting the vehicle sit over night or through the day, it will randomly cut out and sometimes completely stall out. At least two other shops have chased this problem for the last 3 (!!) yea... Trouble codes: P0463, P0108, P0351
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LMHM97VOX
this jeep cam to me with a intermittent stall while driving, last about 2 seconds and restarts with no driver intervention,this happens about 2 or 3 times a week, jeep is driven 30 miles a day, had cam sensor code so replaced bad distributor with cam and crank... Trouble codes: 43 (primary ignition coil circuit)
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L low coolant light VIN: 1J4G248S6Y
Hi all you jeep tech, I have this grand cherokee laredo in the shop for a recuring problem. The low coolant light keeps coming on, no leaks in system. We replaced the radiator some time ago, but the problem just started. Checked the ground, have power from the...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1J46W48S9Y
i have this cherokee we swaped motor in. the replacement motor is out of a 99. swap went fine but now when we go to start it, it sounds like timing is off, popping out of the throttle body, blowing vaccum lines off, the whole nine yards. we never touched the c...
2000 Jeep TJ Sport 4.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
This jeep shows all the signs of carbon on valves as per s ervice bulletin for multiple missfire. My question is when it missfires at cruising speed (which I cannot duplicate ) freeze frame shows 0 inches of vacuum on MAP reading and -90 degrees for intake air...
2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L m37 fuse VIN: 1J4GA69198
Hey there JEEP techs! We are a Euro shop, don't see these at all pretty much, but a good Audi customer wanted us to look at this JEEP, so here we are. Truck blew fuse #M37 once, we could not find any problems with the harness or fuse box, so popped in a fuse a...
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBN36F04
This code is set when the park neutral PID always indicates on, meaning the gear selector is in the park or neutral position, when the vehicle is in motion. The PCM provides a 12 volt signal that is taken to ground when the trans is shifted into park or neutra... Trouble codes: P0850
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22501
hi all,i have this protege in our shop that the customer bought at the local auction. above i have listed all the new parts that someone else had replaced before coming to our shop. vehicle has a P0172 system rich code and my fuel trims are reading -1.17 to-3.... Trouble codes: P0172
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1BJ24633
vehicle towed in with dead alternator and power wires burnt back 4 inchs from alt, replace alt and repaired wires, now vehicle will not idle have tried diffrent throttle body and iac, timing marks all still good. veicle will stay running with foot on gas and c...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L 4th gear / overdrive VIN: WDBCA25D5K
thank you for prior info that helped immensley on a drivability issue with this car, but at this time the o states when driving highway speeds or when using cruise option the rpms are high and it never goes into overdrive.(4th gear) is there a way to pull any ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: MEBE261515
seems l/side of engine is out will a bad wire or coil cut the whole bank out put noid light on injector seems good then cuts out when idle comes down installed plugs p0300 p0305 po306 p0307 p0308 all comes on fast please help Trouble codes: P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308, P0300
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L no fuel pressure VIN: WDBRF64J51
fuel pressure at 0psi, once we spray some carb cleaner in the intake the car starts, runs until carb cleaner runs out. positive at fuel pump is not even 1v, when KOEO, but when we unplug the fuel pump, voltage is there. 12v. jump the relay in the trunk, pin nu...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y11
I have a pathfinder that wont pass for a state inspection because of a P0171 code.Truck ran fine when it came in,did a relearn and it ran like crap till the code reset.I cleaned the MAF with no luck.So I then replaced MAF seeing that they are a problem child w... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L brake pedal VIN: 4N2ZN1ST21
I have a vehicle that brakes well but has a spongy brake pedal. The pedal will feel spongy for the first 2 inches when your apply the brakes. The vehicle stops fine and the pedal will sink about 2 inches then it stops and the pedal is firm. The pedal doesn't s...
2004 Nissan Quest S 3.5L Door Locks VIN: 5N1BV28U34
Okay, here's what I've got. We recently performed an oil & filter service as well as replacing a Control Solenoid Valve (VIAS). Within a few days the owner called back to complain that the doors were locking themselves without any one in the vehicle. He though...
2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Abs/Slip VIN: 1N6AA07B14
Hello: Pretty straightforward repair at the outset: Had two ABS codes (this rig has traction control as well) C1105 and C1101 pointing to the right rear sensor. Renewed sensor with OEM, cleared codes and after 1/4 mile test drive began to see RPM signals on th...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L Engine VIN: 1G3WX52H9Y
I'm getting a loud pop/knock noise from the front of the motor. It sonds like its at the belt idler pully. I took it off and put a good used on and I get the same noise. It doesnt do it all the time and it took a couple of trips to our shop before I heard it. ...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L starter VIN: 1G2WP1219V
Car will not crank. No power to the Purple S terminal wire. I followed Mitchell flowchart, disconnected neutral safety switch, had 12v at yellow wire, replaced the switch per the chart, no difference - still no crank. If I connect the neutral safety switch and...
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L starter VIN: 1GMDX03E6Y
i have this van it will not crank over. i can jump solenoid cranks fine. got to the crank relay i have power there and if i ground pin 86 yellow/black wire cranks fine. checked pcm crank fuse it is good. went to computer pin 23 purple wire has power there in c...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JF1GD29642
Thanks in advance for any help. Please bare with the length. This 02 WRX came to us with a complaint of MIL (p0303) and intermittent rough run. Guy bought the car when it was 2 years old and the MIL has been on & off ever since. Our Subaru tech did a t-belt a... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 2T1BR12E3Y
The car has failed emissions and has bad hesitation. Its like it has a dead spot in the throttle response between 10 and 50 percent throttle. I have run all component tests on this car, checked o2 sensor 1, MAF sensor, TPS sensor, MAP sensor. no vacuum leaks, ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1)
2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Door Unlock VIN: 4T1BE32K82
It only locks when put on gear, but when it goes back to parking it suppossed to unlock but it does not question is this system uses a neutral sfety switch ti unlock the doors or i'm going to the wrong direccion; thank's for your help
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Blower Motor VIN: 5TEMV52N66
Vehicle came in with blower motor stuck on high, did the normal testing, bad resistor, replaced. Vehicle came back about a month later with same problem, did more test, talked with toyota, suggested blower motor cause off problem they have been having, went in...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Suspension VIN: WVGEM77L74
this truck has code for right rear dampening adjustment valve code 00145 nothing found all data you can clear codes soon as you start the truck comes on thanks for the help
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69M34
Hello VW Techns. This vehicle got me pulling hair. We replaced sensor twice. All original part VW O.E.M. Code flags every three days after repair. This is a bbw engine 2.0l. No egr valve. The sensor we replace is the one that look like a pipe going into the ex... Trouble codes: P0544 (Exhaust gas temperature ensor circuit bank1 sensor1)
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Wipers, windows, blower VIN: YV1LS55A5X
Hi everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1999 Volvo S70 non turbo in for intermittent electrical failures. In the mornings its worse, the windows, radio, blower, wipers etc etc etc will not operate. Then out of nowhere they all will start w...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1SZ58D22
Car was towed in, customer said that it died when she accelerated from a stop and won't restart. She said it was running poorly previously, but didn't know how to describe it other than "it didn't feel like it did when it ran right." There was no Check Engine ... Trouble codes: ECM30
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L ignition switch VIN: YV1TS91D52
This vehicle was towed in for a no start condition. First checked power to starter, no power in crank position. Test relay by jumping pins 30 and 87, vehicle started. Remove steering column cover and check ignition switch output on yellow/white wire in the cra...
2003 Volvo C70 2.4L starting system VIN: YV1NC63D04
So here it goes, I have never experienced this problem with the car in the shop, but it occasionally will not start. It cranks fine, sounds fine and has NO smell of excessive gas. Sometimes after 3-4-5 times of trying to start it, it will start and run flawles...

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2004 Audi A4 3.0L timing belt VIN: WAUJT68E24
thank you 39 replies is great. I rented tools in the end from blauparts as someone said. That took about 3 day to get ,but it was really nice and made the job eazy we got all the parts and seals in one package. A little costly had to adjust profit,but this tim...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53531
Thanks to all who replied, It was a mass air flow meter causing the problem. We suspected it was bad but it is nice to hear feed back from other professionals who work on these cars. once again thanks to all. Bob Trouble codes: P1188, P1189 (fuel trim bank 2 permissable range exceeded).
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33492
Again, thank you all for your help with this. I'm going to close this request as the customer has yet to return with the SES light popping back on. When and if it does, I'll know where to go from here. Thanks again! AJ Trouble codes: P0035 (Turbo Charger Bypass Valve Control Circuit High).
2000 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1G6ET1296Y
first of all thanks to everyone for taking the time to help me on this car after all this checking I ended up replacing the a/c programer which is located under the dash on the passenger side close to the A-pillar there was some corrotion at the connector due ...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Mechanical VIN: 1G6DP56735
Purchased cam holding tools and assembled chain. We have done several German cars that needed the chain tensioner preloaded one way or the other, so I guess we were making it harder than it was. Just didn't want to do it twice. Thanks for the help. Howard
1996 Chevrolet K1500 WT 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEK14W5T
Well this one still has me stumped. After following everyones ideas, checking all my grounds and even replacing them, added fresh fuel, swapped in other known good parts. It still will not start all the time. At this point it might start if it feels like it. N... Trouble codes: P1351 (IC Circuit High Voltage).
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCT18W82
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LT 3.9L Steering VIN: 2G1WK15166
Well sorry for the delay but the customer has decided to live with the problem. However i was able to make a device for bleeding the ps system. A ruber expandable freeze plug with the screw removed and a vacuum conector glued in worked great.
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.0L 4x4 VIN: 1GBJK39K88
Thanx for all the replies. The indicator in the IPC (instrument cluster) clearly shows the vehicle locked in 4X4 the small dot on the electronic control is insufficent to alert the operator the vehicle is locked up in 4X4 the next chance I get I am going to...
2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L Low Power VIN: 1B3EL36R74
I have advise customer the engine will need to replace sooner or later. Customer understand engine toasted due to lack of maintenance. He will drive to car until the engine stop running for now. Now I have a good story to tell other customer if they think d...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP24R35
Hello everyone: First I want to thank all of you who took the time from your busy life to help a fellow tech. The vehicle at this point is not completely fixed. To joe: I tried to fire the injector with the modis and solus scanners through the pcm. Failed... Trouble codes: P0205 (Injector 5 circuit malfunction).
2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L solenoid a VIN: 2B3KA53HO6
thanks to all who replied as soon as confirmed mercedes trans foung electrical coupler had leaked trans fluid into the plug replaced coupler cleaned connections and vehicle shifted not been yet have replaced that coupler before on mercedes and had good luck th...
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.5L Starting VIN: WD0PE74637
Two people sent information that they had repaired the exact same problem by replaceing the igniton switch. That was the way I was leaning as well, but it was nice to have some confirmation you were headed in the right direction. The customer has opted to leav...
1988 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L cylinder #6
thank you to those who replied to my question. i went into the job thinking id need to replace the lower intake gasket but hoping id only need to go as far as the upper gasket. i got lucky. being my own car i didnt want to spend the time diggin to far:) betwee...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L radiator VIN: 1FTDX18W8V
Well, only time will tell if this one is truly fixed. Last radiator went 6 months, 18,000 miles. The radiator felt very tight in its mountings. There was no give, which I would assume would cause the radiator to take a lot of flexing. The leak on the radiator ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality
I guess you should stay with your first instinch. It was running so bad that i thought i still had misfire after tune up. i had looked at balancer but it did't look bad with belt. if i took belt off it wobled. so balancer fixed it thanks
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX30F9Y
Well, finally fixed this beast. Problem was the icp signal wire, blue with green tracer was rubbed near the connector on the left valve cover, this wire would intermitantly go to ground and cause my p1290 code. this is why the code would show up even when the ... Trouble codes: P1280 (Injection control pressure low).
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L brakes VIN: 1FTRX18W31
ordered premium brake parts as some of you had mentioned and so far no issues with the truck. Also got a chance to check out the trailers and brake controllers set up on this truck as well as others. Most were wired up wrong some did not work. As for trail...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSS34F72
Hey first I like to say I appreciate all the help,all so a special thank To Harold and many other ho lead to the tank to find my trouble. After R/R the tank & removing the sending unit I did exactly what Harold told me to open up the little can & there I fin... Trouble codes: P1211 (I.c.p above below).
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTPW14594
Thank you to all whom replyed.. Customer is going to drive the veichle till the engine decides to grenaide cant afford a new engine. The oil plressure was low some times 30psi and some times 26psi. Found out oil presssure drops on one bank and the chain slaps ...
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L engine VIN: 1FDAF56P55
hello,all you great technicians out there. thanx for all your time and maybe troubles you went through to help me on this one.and i got it fixed too!the problem was that the screen on the ipc sensor broke and got stuck in it.so the valve was stuck open. replac...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLT 4.3L Engine VIN: 1GKDT13WXY
Well what can I say? You guys were right on the money. The #6 rod was really really badly chewed up. The rest were pretty nasty too. The mains were chewed up as well, so I can only imagine what the oil pump looked like inside. We decided to throw some bearing...
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L No heat VIN: 1GKFK66U43
So the customer just returned with the vehicle. As some stated I was missing my results from what my temps were.. Tested the entire cooling system and all the hoses. All #s were normal inlet and outlet of radiator and heater hoses were good. Found that it was ...
1984 Jeep CJ7 4.2L water pump VIN: 1JCCF67E4E
Thanks again for all the help. Many went above and beyond, sending links with pictures to explain in detail. Bottom line is that the serpentine drive system uses a pump with reverse rotation, just look roe an "R" stamped on the impeller.
2007 Kia Sorento LX 3.8L interior dome light VIN: KNDJD73647
I found out that it was the diode that was taped to the wiring harness thank you to all that have helped me find the problem i had to wait 3 days for the part from kia but its ok
1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA26D3J
Hello Mercedes techs The air flow position indicator sensor is available from IMC F 026 T03 021, was not available separate before, must be adjusted by loosening the bolts and move it until you get a voltage output, now the idle is normal. Thanks a lot
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J23
Sorry guys, the customer didn't want to do any repair at this point. The customer couldn't afford to have it fix. He should have expected this the day he bought a Mercedes and not performing any maintenance. I'll definitely keep you guys update if I get anoth... Trouble codes: P2050 (Misfiring damages TWC), P2004 (Hot film mass air flow sensor short circuit to positive), P2010 (Right O2 sensor after TWC short circuit to positive), P200F.
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L ac door VIN: 2MFGM35J65
Thanks for the replies. The customer has not returned so far with the car so i don't have any new information at this time. Being the car was stuck blowing hot air i can't see him driving it this way for long once it warms up unless he gets rid of the car.I w...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L dual mass fly wheel VIN: WMWMF73597
thank you for the help we will get a price on the flywheel...
2005 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5L removal of CKS VIN: JN8BT08V95
I wanted to thank the three techs that responded, the customer ended up taking the car to the dealer because we ran out of time on Friday. She said it took them 45 minutes to change the crank sensor, and the mechanic has his head burried in the back of the mo...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Hazard switch VIN: 1G2NF52E02
Thanks for the help. We checked all the fuses - OK. Grounds - OK. Then checked the wiring from the hazard switch. We found a marker light pigtail with a 194 bulb wired in the harness. The bulb was taped up with electrical tape so you could not see the light. A...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L ABS warning light VIN: YS3DF58N0V
thanks for all the replies, they almost all were helpful. This one is fixed!!! Mike [...] from saab advised me to check bus comm info but he thought that it was an '07 instead of a '97 so that didn't help much. Several guys said to check power and gro...
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5L vibration VIN: 4S4BP62CX8
Well sometimes you shoot yourself in the foot. When the valve covers gaskets were replaced the engine was raised in the air to remove them. When it was dropped back into position the drivers side alignment dowel hung up on the frame causing the vibration. T... Trouble codes: P0420 (Converter efficency code).
1998 Suzuki Swift 1.3L No Start VIN: 2S2AB21H0W
Hello there I wasn't able to fix this one. Mostly due to cust finances. I replaced the cam sensor with no luck, I replaced the crank sensor with no luck. I ended up putting a computer in it with no luck. Suggested coil packs but the cost was more than the car ...
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2AEO9B4R
We scoped,scanned, and tested everything down to even pinning out the ecm. Everything checked good. Not even a glitch anywhere. Frustration led to replacing the ecm as a last resort. FIXED. We went back to the old ecm and rescoped references, powers, and groun... Trouble codes: 14 (ignitor code).
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPP63B93
i looked at all the vac lines could not find leaks sow i replaced the maf sensor that was it thanks for all the help
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF71K75
Thanks for everyones response. This vehicle is fixed. Just as mentioned in vw/audi land, short to ground means no power. I was going to replace wiring harness because I couldn't find the break. The customer declined and was happy with me adding a fuse and ... Trouble codes: P1425 (EVAP Purge [...] to Ground lower limit exceeded), P2088 (Bank [...] AIntake postition actuatorShort to Ground lower limit exceeded), P1660 (Coolant Fan Control 1Short to Ground lower limit exceeded).
2005 Volvo S60 R 2.5L Angle Gear VIN: YV1RH52785
Thanks to all for your help and advise - i choose to remove and rebuilt the angle gear(yes i know volvo says its not rebuildable) I found the collar between trans and angle gear severly worn and replaced it as well. once inside the gear assembly i found the ca...
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