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2005 Acura MDX 3.5L Whine VIN: 2HNYD18665
Thanks in advance for your much needed and appreciated help. Customer complains of high frequency noise while in 5th gear automatic trans. Between 50 and 60 mph. I am able to duplicate noise under these conditions and it becomes more pronounced under a very sl...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E83
Car came in with check engine light is on & has code p1424 (17830) bank 1 sencondary air large leak. Smoke test the car no lean foubd at the air injection hoses or pump. Replace the air tubes & still doing the same, install new mass air flow & it did not help,...
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L engine misfire VIN: WBADR63448
check engine came on - one week later after water pump was install and has a low idle misfire, check engine light flashing from time to time code p1341, p1351, p1353, p1357
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV33475
After replacing the head gasket the check engine light comes on after the second start up. Check the codes with snap on scanner: reads 2767 camshaft position sensor 2 signal time. When checking code global reads p1318. I scope the camshaft sensor and i see a s... Trouble codes: 2767 (camshaft position sensor 2 signal time), P1318
1992 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Starter VIN: 1G4EZ13L5N
This vehicle came into our shop almost 2 weeks ago with a customer complaint of no crank. Twice this vehicle has left them stranded but since it has been at our shop it starts fine about 5 times a day for over a week. Customer has stated that when the problem ...
2002 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor running, ping VIN: 1G6KY54912
Ok, This car came in with a leak behind the water pump crossover housing and 2 codes in the computer. The first code was p0171 the second code was for a dead o2 seson. We replace the water pump, crossover housing and dead o2 sensor. Test drove the vehicle and ... Trouble codes: P1404, P0405
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19K9P
Hi. This vehicle came in with an oil comsumtion issue. No other driveability concerns. Customer decided to replace engine. After that the driveability problems occured. Very doggy and little power as well as a bad hesitation and stumble right off idle. Discove... Trouble codes: 32 (egr)
1996 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCCS19X3T
thanks for helping. this vehicle brought to us after multiple shops could not repair. thy have tried tune ups and even told customer it was in the trans. the vehicle has no power and very slow acceleration. it acts like a retarded timing issue. we checked the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire random)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L Engine VIN: 1GCHK29G41
Customer complain of oil consumption. Found service bulletin no. 02-06-01-035 and wonderd what the intake bolts had to do with it or should i replace gaskets also? had checked on the bolts and found out that their is a choice with or without pins-any advice on...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52J12
This vehicle when you accelerate thru 2000 rpm's and decell and stay at 2000 rpm's it will misfire in all cylinders, i can see the misfires on the modis. No codes are set but deffinetly has a misfire. And it is intermitten. Performed also the crankshaft variat...
2004 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L Battery VIN: 2G1WF52E14
Battery goes dead after sitting for 3-4 days with no vehicle movement. Have found if unplugging bcm amp draw goes away. Tried new delco bcm same problem. tried new instrument cluster. same problem. Have taken dash & instrment cluster out of interior and inspec...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCHK232X4
#7 injector fuel injector balance rate runs about +5 to +7 cold and warm about +9. Drive 20 miles and recheck sometimes runs +15 and white smokes heavy out exhaust. Ran cylinder kill and #7 balance event to +3 and all was ok. Now today idle is rough again. Com...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1GCHK29U14
Hello all. Another wonderfull parasitic draw of 140 milliamps killing this DUAL battery truck over a couple weeks. Have isolated to the "SEO B1" 15 amp fuse in underhood block. Removed this fuse and draw is gone to 6 milliamps. This fuse only powers the Ins...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G1AZ54F95
Help!!! this car is a nasty one. Been in and out of shop with engine missing problem. Every time it comes in it has no spark to cylinder #2 and #3. First time i replaced all spark pluges, ignition coil and ignition module all after market parts. Second time in... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean codition), P0300 (Random mis-fire), P2119 (Throttle closed position performance)
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: IGCEC19088
Vehicle came in with multiple O2 HEATER CIRCUIT codes for the Bank 1 Sensor 2 Oxygen sensor as well as a p0300 engine misfire code. I never could duplicate any misfires so I replaced the B1 S2 O2 sensor. Cleared the codes and test drove with 2 good ignition cy... Trouble codes: P0036 (O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor 2), P0054 (O2 heater resistance bank 1 sensor 2), P0138 (p0141-), P0141 (p0300-), P0300 (p2270-), P2270
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58B25
This car was in last week running poorly, poor acceleration and rough idle. We had Found: P0031- Bank 1 Sensor 1 Oxy Sensor Heater Low P0037 - Bank 1 Sensor 2 Oxy Sensor Heater Low P0340- Cam/Crank Position Sensor We replaced both O2 sensors, the cam and cra... Trouble codes: P0031 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 Heater Low), P0037 (Bank 1 Sensor 2 Heater Low)
2006 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L sliding door VIN: 2A4GP51L26
The door will open when you hit the remote but will not slide. The lights flash like it is getting a signal. I would appreciate any help. It sets psd messages not received under active codes.
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JB3XE74C5M
heres one for you Chrysler & Mitsubishi techs. Acts like clogged cat. while idling it seems to almost missfire. when releasing the clutch you have to give about 1500 rpm to keep from stalling engine. it isnt so much like a missfire its more of a hesitation. it...
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7FL26X3W
This is one of our loyal customer's vehicle. He barely bought the truck last week. Vehicle starts and runs fine when cold. After vehicle warms up it will run, if you put the gear selector in park the vehcile stalls. If you have it in park and feel it start to ... Trouble codes: P0320 (Intermittent loss of CMP/CKP), P0123 (TPS Voltage higher than max limit), P0320 (Intermittent loss of CMP/CKP)
1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD56J3X
Hello all, we have this Dodge Intrepid that sets code p0172 right bank rich all the time.also misfire on cylnder #1. Compression , fuel pressure, injector balance,spark ,valve timing (t belt)all check out.computer shows its trying to lean out rt bank and i thi... Trouble codes: P0172 (Right bank always rich)
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Stall VIN: 2B4GP25R0Y
This Dodge Caravan 3.3L has a very intermittent code and it did have an intermittent stall issue. Did a throttle body cleaning and cleaned iac and the stall issue has gone away. Now a very intermittent code P1294 target idle not reached appears. IAC works fine... Trouble codes: 1294 (Target idle not reached)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 3B7HC13Z91
Hey guys I need a little help with this one.The only codes I could pull out of this thing was for a misfire on cylinders 8 and one. The major problem is the transmission won't shift into third. The gov pres on my modis reads about 10.0. I removed an 1\8 in. pl...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B6KC26Z81
Got a 2001 5.9L (Gas) Dodge 2500 in today. Symptoms, Vehicle will start and run briefly (time period varies, 10s to 2 min). The problem is present in KOEO and KOER. KOEO, the ASD relay will energize then deenergize, Mil light will turn off when ASD relay goe...
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1D7HU18236
At about 35mph under light throttle, ground fairly level to slight incline, with no tcc lock up. Transmission is in fourth gear at 1000 to 1100rpm. Its got a bad vibration. Almost like converter shudder but more like the truck just needs to be in third gear. S...
1993 Eagle Vision ESi 3.3L No Start VIN: 2E3ED56T8P
This one is just weird i didnt have much time to look at it when it was brought in the customer had to take it right away. I scanned it and it had the high and low fan codes due to the bypass. It also had a code 11 "no crank ref" now i would have assumed that ... Trouble codes: 11 (no crank ref)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Interior VIN: 1FTNX21L3X
This is a strange one. Customer first brought vehicle in for inop 4wd. Power windows, wipers and interior lights suddenly stopped working. No com with gem. I noticed when pwr door lock switch was held in either position, gem came online and everything started ...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15L6Y
This vehicle is turning into a nightmare! It misfires under constant throttle while going uphill, more noticed with TCC engaged. I inspected #8 plug and found no issues, moved plug to #6 cyl. and misfire stayed on #8. Checked for vacuum leaks, none found. Fuel... Trouble codes: P0308
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F42
Need some help on this one. Last fall we replaced #8 injector and V/C harness/gaskets. Had smoke and dead miss. Now has smoke-whiteish blueish and real heavy on start up. Quits after it warms up. Was 2.5 qts low on oil. Customer had drove for a while i think w... Trouble codes: P1249, P1210, P1211, P0308, P0284
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTNF20L73
Hey guys. Another prob child in shop. Came from another shop after fuel pump replacement. Cust states prob occurs cruising. dies, he pulls over, shuts key off and truck restarts. I have never been able to duplicate prob. He has stopped by after occurs several ... Trouble codes: P0231 (Fuel pump secondary circuit low)
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14544
Hi all, needing some help from all Ford experts out there, This truck came with abs, brake, 4x4, and check engine lights on dash, along with the engine in failsafe mode massage. We found codes p2106 and p0451 in pcm. as soon as you put it in any foward gear an... Trouble codes: P2106, P0451
2007 GMC Canyon SL 2.9L timing VIN: 1GTDT19937
This vehicle came to me from another tech that replaced valve seats. complete valve job with all new components. what I have is a code p0017 cam crank correlation and cyl #1 miss fires. I know this engine was set up without tool for holding cams. I have tool o...
2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L No Start, Trac control VIN: 1GKFC13J07
after test driving multiple times with no returning of trac failure lamp. went to start vehicle and car would not crank--also found no insturment panel operation and unable to communicate with BCM with a scan tool. Tech removed BCm for inspection and look at w... Trouble codes: P2138 (App corelation 1-2), C0242 (Pcm indicataed tcs malfunction), B1517 (Battery voltage above/below threshold), B2615 (Passanger compartment dimming 2 circuit), U0140 (Bcm), U0073 (Control module comm bus off)
1998 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Heavy fuel odor VIN: 1HGCG1645W
Hey folks! This 1998 Accord 3.0 V-Tec owner came to me complaining of a very strong fuel odor whenever the car is running, coming from outside and towards the rear of the vehicle. That was confirmed by me after sniffing around the rear of the vehicle and devel...
1995 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, no power VIN: 1J4FY29S8S
this thing came to me from 3 different shops. First of all it had no power at coil or injectors so I found a fuse for ASD relay blown. Then it ran very poorly with only 4 infectors getting pulse. I called Jeep dealer and found that a 4 cyl. ECM was installed s...
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HR58227
To all Chrylser Techs : Customer coplaint is check engine light on. Code P0171/P0174 stored in memory. Performed the usual, inspecting for vacuum leaks and all air intake hoses to throttle body. Fuel pressure is well within specs and Jeep runs great. No rough ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean)
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALMF15416
When driving over 30 mph the instrument panel says low coolant,(not low), suspension fault,max speed 30 mph.These 3 error messages. There are no codes stored. The customer would like to get the warning chime to cut off, because it comes on when this error mess...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT6GF10U7Y
Good evening Techs, Got this 2000 Lexus RX300 3.0 making a tapping noise that sounds like a lifter tapping but can't pin point it. The noise will temporarily go away as you bring the rpm up or down in the stall. It will also go away and stay away as long as yo...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Shifter VIN: 5LMPU28L7W
This vehicle was towed in with key stuck in the ignition and the shift handle flopping around. Found broken and bent shit tube / shaft assembly in steering column. After replacing bad parts all shift components work ok in column. Now discovered when cable is a...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L turn signals, dash lights, cruise control, VIN: 1LNHM81W73
Customer complained: Cruise control will turn off the cruise light will stay on. Takes about 10 minutes trying to turn off cruise light then turn cruise on and will fuction properly. This is very intermittent. When turning on turn signals, dash lights, brake a...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C8V
Idle is too high & surges after warm up & idle control seems ineffective or shut down during warm up with P-1506 MIL, which returns almost immediately after being cleared. In park, no accessories on the idle will change consistently but randomly from 950 to 17... Trouble codes: P1506, P1506
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEA66E4P
Hello all i have a 93 300ce giving me some trouble.The car has been sitting for 2 years.I get the car in and replace the headgasket due to a blown gasket it was pushing coolant out of the resevoir while cranking therefore killing the plugs with coolant.After n...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L idler arm VIN: WDBGA43E9A
hey all; in advance thanks for taking the time to read this. the movement in the idler arm is about 1/4" or better, but it isn't in the bushings, the arm and bushings are sliding up and down the mount bolt. the backets on the frame that the idler arm mounts ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Workshop light VIN: WDBRN40JO3
Good afternoon, While repairing a oil leak at the front of the engine I had started the car with out the drive belt attached, this in turn has turned on the battery/alternator workshop message in the dash. I have checked all the modules for codes, and cleared...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L air ride control VIN: WDBNG83J53
This S-430 come in with the front end on the ground,replaced the 2 front air struts,compressor and relay with parts from Arnott.First time we have used the Arnott parts.Cleared codes everything ok then 2 weeks later customer says that the rear end will raise u...
2006 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG 5.5L will stick in first gear VIN: WDCYR71E96
This G55 came to us with intermittiant stuck in 1st gear.On scan found code P2206 no output speed sensor signal.On inspection found plug adapter leaking yet on data scan we had output signal.With the previous problems we had seen with the conductor plates, ,we...
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 1N4BA41E84
this is an intermitant problem . when it occurs the car falls on its face .It will rev in nuetral but in gear its like it cant breathe like the exhaust is plugged the post o2s sit lean and the pre o2s are at1.56. I tred resetting the adaptive stratagies the ca... Trouble codes: P0726
2006 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L back up camera VIN: JN8AZ08W46
The display shows only static from the rear view camera when in reverse. The reference lines are clearly visible. When signal wire is shorted to ground at camera screen goes black then returns to static when ground removed. The signal pattern on the input and ...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 162NF52TX1
cylider # 1 missfire @ 2200 rpms. not loosing spark or feul psi. 45 psi feul. compression 150 static. running 105 psi. tryed new coils, coil housing, swaped injector rail. at one time could spray carb clean missfire went away @ 2200 rpms. now the spray of carb... Trouble codes: 301 (testing and results)
2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.9L Battery VIN: 1GMDV03157
Vehicle came into shop with supposed dead battery. We got into it and started it. The history is that when the van sits for two or more days the battery will go dead. If jump started van will start all the time until it sits. It has only happened once to us. W...
2007 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Harsh vibration VIN: YS3FH46U77
Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide about this post. This Saab came in with a very bad engine vibration. The check engine light was on with misfire codes, random, all cylinders. We replaced the plugs and test drove. We no longer have misf...
1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3DJ81W8P
truck itermitenly stalls out no power, no throttle response,then dies,turn key off restarts ok runs fine,no codes.unclear the info i get on my modis says a/f voltage L and R and varies at 25 count incriments,125,375,250,ect.reading on o2 sensor it varies 0-1 v...
1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Mechanical VIN: JT3HN87R1T
This vehicle has an oil pressure problem. Customer brought vehicle in because oil light came on once while cruising at 20mph. He shut off engine and restarted 2 hrs later and light did not return. Vehicle towed to my shop. The vehicle only has an "idiot" light...
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Enigne VIN: JT77ISC100
Hello, This Toyota Rav 4 has been brought to me from another mechanic. I checked it with both the snap on scanner and Launch scanner and I get the same codes (14)ignition reference (15) no ignition 2 signal. I have fitted another computer with the same part nu...
2006 Toyota Solara SLE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1CA30P46
Please help. Vehicle came in mil on. Codes p0171 and p0174. Bank one and two lean. Check intake for leaks with smoke. None found. After diving for a few min. Ltft goes to 40 or above at cruise. Replaced maf and o2 sensors with no change. Do we need to flash co... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank one system lean), P0174 (Bank two system lean)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L odometer VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
It's a old jetta tdi. preowner said it's more than 300,000kms. My customer want to reset the odometer but I can't find any information about that. The odometer only displays '---' I tried several ways but it didn't work.. If Anyone who knows what it means the...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE29M6Y
This car is driving me nuts. Customer has attempted to bring it in 3 separate times when they suffer this no start. I finally have corned the problem to make it occur but am racking my brain trying to determine the problem. When the car does not start it has...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSK69M44
vehicle has no power to injector fuse number 43 or power to fuse number 32. if i power either fuse with power probe the vehicle will start.both fuses receive their power on same circuit. i have looked in alldata and cannot find where these 2 fuses get their po... Trouble codes: P0261, P0267, P0264, P0445, P0037, P0141
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hard Start VIN: YV1SZ58D11
Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for your input. We have an unusual problem that has us pulling our hair out. First, a little background. We are a used car dealer/garage that specializes in Volvos. We did a rear crank seal and spark plugs on this car just ...

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L electric draw VIN: 19UUA5645X
thanks for everyones help. it turned out to be the drivers power seat switch. changed switch and draw is gone.
2004 Audi TT 1.8L PRNDL inverted VIN: TRUTC28N94
We located a Snap-on scanner that would communicate with the TCM, found code C00258 (shift solenoid 1 open) Cleared the code and the car is back to normal. Sometimes we overlook the obvious, so thanks for the reminder to get into the TCM--IATN saves us again... Trouble codes: 18010 (low voltage terminal 30 pin 62 at pcm).
2007 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDV74F67
Well it's fixed, I replaced the control solonoid for the exhaust cam actuator and missfires/ rough running and codes are GONE! As stated in the update I had swapped the exhaust solonoids and the problem moved so I was confident that this was the problem. Thank... Trouble codes: P0014, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304, P0303.
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L battery draw VIN: 5UFXA13554
Thank everyone for the replies. Most had said that the front engine cooling fan module goes bad causing a draw. Also some said the stage unit for the blower motor causes a draw. Neither one was an issue. After carefull checking, fuse pulling and module disconn...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Stall VIN: 1GCEK19V3Y
After consulting with a Indentifix Tech, I was led to testing at the passlock sensor. While testing I noticed the security light worked intermittently. Suspected sensor so I changed ignition passlock assembley. Security light then worked. Relearned passlock an...
2002 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Starting VIN: 1GNDX03E92
Thank you to all that responded. While I thought it was possibly a security problem as did some of the responders, it was not. Circuit 540 from the under hood fuse center to terminal C1-20 at the PCM was open. The wire showed corrosion and was broken in two ab...
2001 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Battery VIN: 2C3HC56G01
I disconnected the BCM and that did away with the drainon the battery. The customer declined repairs at this time due to the cost. The replies I recieved suppoorted my findings. Special thanks to Yvan for pointing out the obvious.
2005 Chrysler 300 2.7L abs VIN: 2C3AA53G75
It was the magnetic strap on the axle. I glued it on temporary and the readings were fine. I called up the dealer to order an axle with a strap and they said it was a special order that would take 2 months from the states. At least the problem was solved...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L governor pressure VIN: 1B7KC23Z3T
Much thanks to the great trans techs who replied. I removed and overhauled this trans. The front and overdrive planetaries were both bad, the intermediate shaft was siezed into the o.d. piston retainer, reverse drum was damaged, the valve body separator plate ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L no mil VIN: 3B7HF13Z71
Thanks to those that replied it was the cluster... makes no sense to me why you cant replace the bulb guess L.E.D.is better... the cluster is about 700.00 from dealer I got one from salvage yard 50.00 problem solved again thanks for the help..
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP24341
Thanks for the many replies, we found alot of corroded wiring inside the loom at the tcm module and the yellow wire was corroded off. After the repair all is perfect, you guys are great thank you. Trouble codes: P0720.
2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B3ES56CX3
I put a reman from a company in Florida.All computer resources.Its also programmed right before they send it,thats nice, It fired right up and runs perfect, and alls fine now.Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0123 (Tps voltage high), P0108 (Map voltage high), P0118 (Ect voltage high), P0113 (Air temp sen voltage high), P0300 (Miss fire), P0351 (Ignition coil circuit).
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4x4 inop VIN: 1FTSW31F41
Thanks guys who replied. I did some more checking just to cover my tracks. I replaced the transfercase motor. It works great. I took the old motor apart and found that the gear was broken inside. Thanks again. Rob.
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Long crank VIN: 1FMYU04152
Thanks everyone for the information.I replaced the DPFE sensor thinking it was intermittantly killing the reference voltage like the older Fords use to do and that took care of it. I have contacted the customer several times since the fix and they have had no ... Trouble codes: P1406.
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L charge indicator VIN: K25ZA67828
OK,I was overcomplicating this issue.The owner had convinced me that PCMs were a very common failure on these vehicles.Luckily I took some good advice and put on a quality alternator,thanks for the help.
2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: 1FAHP34N26
I left for a medical leave before finishing this vehicle,the dealer sent another reman pump and looked for inline filters to no avail. Decided to remove all lines cleaned out return lines but did order a new pressure line,...which was on a nationwide backorder...
1997 GMC K2500 Suburban SLE 7.4L output sensor VIN: 3GKGK26J0V
frist thank everyone how replied to my post. went through all trans wirning and checked pigtails again,rechecked all trans sensors,ohmed out the output speed sensor wires they where fine,I also had correct voltage at the sensor so i was safe to say the wiring ...
2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L oil consumption VIN: S532141736
The engine had a stuck ring,I was able to free it up by soaking it with top engine cleaner.He's been on the road for 2 weeks with no problem.
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L vibration in drive VIN: 1HGEG8655S
From all of the replies my conclusion is that the aftermarket motor mounts are just not going to make for a smooth feel. Up to this point we haven't decided to change them out for OEM but that would most likely be the resolution.
2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPET46C77
I finally got the code to go away. I have changed the oil several times ever 500 miles. The engine is clean and no codes. Thanks for the accurate help Jim Trouble codes: P0011.
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Tail Light VIN: 1J4GL48KX5
Thanks to all for your input. Albert from California hit the nail on the head. The clear inner light reflector had become dislodged and was hitting the bulb. A new tail lamp assy fixed the problem. Thank again to all who replied.
2006 Jeep Commander Limited 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J8HG58206
We replaced the solenoid for cyl. 4, restarted the engine and it was still missing. we measure voltage at the activating wire for the solenoid, voltage was present at idle causing the lifter to colapse. we removed our back probe, attempted to measure voltage t...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.0L false readings
FYI decided to have customer take it to the dealer, they claimed they have replaced this sensor several times, I have no idea how since the opening to get to the sensor is just big enough for a small child arm to fit through, must have a bore scope and a spec...
2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X85
Ok, it took me a while to get back but I have some info. My scanner was the real problem here. I have had some trouble on two other vehicles and it seems to be concentrated on the K17 and K20 keys. I used my cable and keys on a Solis pro last week and was a...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air bag system VIN: 5LMFU27R84
after i replaced the strut seals, the bags(bags come with new soleniod) and aired up bags and dunked the bags to check for leaks(which none were found). the front bags would deflate only in the exstreem cold. don't know why? we got ride of the air bags. no...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 5LMEU88H34
Well thankls for all the advice I recieved . I started out by removing the intake which was a big mistake since water doesnt even go through it. then I removed the radiator ,I then noticed a small coolant leak at the water pump so I replaced it and then I cut ...
2003 Mazda B2300 SE 2.3L Pressure plate VIN: 4F4YR16D23
Will not know for sure if fixed for a while, but input shaft was replaced
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Turn Signals VIN: WDBJF82F7W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. Most replies stated that the turn signal switch was most likely the culprit. This was the case. We installed a new one and the ills were cured. Thanks Ron
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Computers failing VIN: WDBGA43G6X
The strangest scenario I've ever seen! The vehicle is fixed and all lights are off. The final thing was the trans module we were able to clear the codes and readapt the trans. But the first part of this mess with the ASR...Throttle actuator / ASR Module / Thro... Trouble codes: C1022 (Can Communication interrupted with ME N3/10), C1513 (Armored vehicle vehicle coding incorrect), P1747 (Can Communication from ETC Faulty).
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Water Leak VIN: WDBKK47F1Y
Hi and thanks for all your help. What we ended up doing was building a plastic shield to deflect the water away from evap. housing. What I figure is that they use the cowling seal to keep the water out and that seal must not be sealing as it should. Thanks aga...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBLK70G8Y
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBRF40J93
Thank you all. Thomas and George (in his email directly to me) were right. It is the vacuum line going inside the car, for the rear headrest I think. The customer finally came back today and thanks to the picture that George emailed me, it took me a few second...
2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Abs/Slip VIN: 1N6AA07B14
Thanks especially to Mickel,Randy, William and Wayne who all called it correctly. Bad wire from right rear wheel speed sensor to the ABS controller up front on the drivers side wheel well area. Probed with a nice long wire and an audible VOM and found the gre...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WR52102
Customer could not leave car any longer will return next month wilth car. Recheck egr tubes all thoy the tubes are new.replumed new vacuum line to map sensor, egr is not on backwards and working properly, try two new delco. will update at later time . Trouble codes: P0401.
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L front passanger VIN: 2G2WR544X4
Want to thank everyone who gave me great advise. I ordered the defelctor from GM only $2.46. I replaced the cabin filter and thanks to Steve for giving a suggestion, I pulled the blower out cleaned all the connection and lubricated it well.
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all who replied. I will be heading North to service this SUV in 2 weeks. The misfire has been reported to be mostly on cylinders 1 & 3. With this newer information, I will be closely looking for intake valve deposits. Perhaps with this high mileage e... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire), 303 (misfire), 305 (misfire).
2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, VIN: 4S4BP86C25
Thanks to all who helped me out with this one. I think I had a combination of problems here. I found the number 2 plug was not gapped properly. Replaced with a new plug and my power came back. Still had a vibration, so I loosened up all the motor mounts, and w...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine loads up ,no power VIN: 3VWRT31K56
It took a combonation of three items to repair this fine automobile. The first item was the EGR vale which was sticking partially open.second was the o2 sensor and finally the mass airflow sensor . this car runs perfectly now! Thank you to all 6 poeple who res...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 2.5L SRS components VIN: YV1RH59H14
Guys, Thanks in advance for taking time to respond to my post. Yes I agree, if the insurance is paying for it, DO IT. We were just looking out for (1) the customer, who didn't want to loose the vehicle, seeing as dough she just spent 3k on it not too long ag...
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