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1998 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA3643W
Customer came in 3 weeks ago with P1491 stored in the PCM. Performed all tests per MOD. I was unable to get any components in the EGR system to fail at the time. I came to the conclusion that the EGR lift sensor was failing intermittantly. Replaced EGR valve &... Trouble codes: P1491
2005 Acura MDX 3.5L gauges, windows, dash lights, VIN: 2HYND18955
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of: no dash lights, gauges don't work, all windows won't work, back-up camera does not work, seat heaters don't work. All stopped at the same time. Checked wiring diagrams to find common fuses. Found blown fuse for seat ...
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WBAGD4327P
Good afternoon fellow techs and thank you in advance for any help on this one. Vehicle comes in with complaint of intermittent stall out. Trans program appears in instrument cluster when trying to start engine up and the engine cranks but will not fire off. In... Trouble codes: 073 (throttle valve potentiometer dme), 101 (output stage group 2 dme), 210 (can interface gearbox intervention dme), 154 (can throttle valve info trans module)
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33452
Hi everybody and thanks in advance for your help. First of all We dont work in BMWs so bear with me. I did read other posts of a similar senario and most have replaced the crank vent valve "Oil separator" under the intake, and fixed the problem, but before I d... Trouble codes: 328 (Misfire Cyl. 1), 240 (Misfire Cyl. 3), 239 (Misfire Cyl. 2), 202 (O2 Bank 1 control limit), 242 (Misfire Cyl. 5), 243 (Misfire Cyl. 6)
2008 Cadillac SRX 3.6L 3rd row seat VIN: 1GYEE63728
To all valued tech The seat will not auto calibrate .After replacing the track we connected the electrical connectors on the wrong motors and operated the seat .I realized the mistake and corrected it. I can operate the seat with the tech2 and all motors wor...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Timing Chain VIN: 1G1JC5246W
Hello all, I have this Cavalier 2.2 which has a timing chainish noise, along with oil pouring out of the front of the engine. It appears as though the front crank seal is leaking. I have replaced this chain and gears at least 3 times over the last 2 years. I s...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W11
Hey guys here's the problem. Blazer brought in with no spark. Also had no com with pcm. All other modules good and showing u codes which were from no pcm being present. Install reman pcm from chevy store, programmed and reset security. Now i have com,no securi...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G1NE52J32
Hello everyone, thanks in advance for your help. I have searched archives and TSB's and cannot figure out this one. The car has no codes, runs great normally. Once warmed up if it is on a slight incline or under a load it misfires on random cylinders. Fuel pre...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Idle too hight VIN: 1GNDX03E83
Van came in from other shop they replaced idle speed tps and map sensor and could not get idle to come down if i unplug map sensor it will idle fine.the problem i see with scanner data is with map sensor pluged in with key on engine off tps voltage is at 3.58 ...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G1WC58R17
came in with cel. code p0300. customer stated no work has ever been done. I suggested a maintenance tuneup. plugs and wires. after that it still has a misfire. no 4 is the most. a few others have just a couple misfire hits, but no.4 is in the 25000 range. curr... Trouble codes: P0300
2008 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Hydro boost VIN: 1GBJG31K38
Hello iatn tech i have this mini bus and all we did was flush the power steering system and now the hydro boost is make a crazy noise.when you push the brake pedal it make a loud noise and vibrates real bad.i followed the bleed proceedure and still no differen...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L fuel smell VIN: 2C3HE66G41
hey guys i have this chrysler driving me nuts.the complaint is fuel smell on cold start up.please read this carefully,it is raw fuel i smell not exhaust.the smell is strongest in the passenger front corner.there are no external fuel leaks,and no evap leaks.the...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L monitor resets VIN: 2BG4G44G1X
will not run monitor resets for Egr, O2 and catalytic converter after replacing battery. There are no codes and vehicle runs perfect ! need to run resets to pass emissions testing !
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L rear brakes VIN: 1B7GL22X21
Hello everyone I have a problem child here. This dodge will not stop when wet or slick. the fronts will slide and the rear brakes are inop. It all started with a very hard pedal. Checked brake function and found all wheels stop but pedal is hard to push replac...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3D7MX48C76
This one is a bit strange , I have a '06 dodge ram diesel and only with the brake applied at idle the turbo starts to kick in we can hear it through the air filter , have unplugged the waist gate and it made no change though any other times the truck runs and ...
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Surge VIN: 1D7HA18P27
Surges at 35 to 60 mph at light throttle
2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L tcm VIN: 1B3HB28B38
Installed used transmission. performed cvt initate with starscan. try to clear p167a with 4 different scanners including the chrysler star scan still cant clear codes.
1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon XL 5.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTDE14N2M
Hello all, A good customer brought his van into us for a missing 2-3 shift. Road tested to verify and found a valid complaint. Tested direct pressure and found that it was coming up to around 75PSI when it seemed like it should go into 3 rd gear. Thinking eith...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14HXR
The van came to us last year and after a major tune with no improvement on the customers concern i continude with my diag. After surching iatn we found a post that matched our problem perfectly. When sitting at idle worse in gear it feels like the engine will ...
1997 Ford F-250 XLT 5.8L Cylinder Heads VIN: 1FTHF26H5V
Hey engine guys. I would like some advice. I am building a Windsor stroker for my tired old truck. So far I have a machined block and a fully balanced rotating assy (balancer to pressure plate). I need help with cylinder head selection. I have no plans of maki...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
customer brought car in for check engine light ran fine. code p0401 insufficent flow for egr. pressure sensor read .12v so replaced it. went to 1.10v and let car go. car came back the next day running rough and cel back on. egr valve getting 10 inches of vaccu... Trouble codes: P0401, P0402
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, Misfire, raw fuel in exhaust VIN: 1FTWW33FO2
Hy everyone. This truck pulled my hair for a week. Started out hard start cold, somoking, and missfire warm. Also did not smoke when warm. Pulled code for intake heater and #8 cyl contribution. Buzz test ok, delta time on #8 was -10 all others in the 1-2 range... Trouble codes: P0284
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMYU92133
please help! this escape came in needing a engine. we replaced it with a salvage yard motor. this is a 3.0 v6. the problem appears! no power at all! seems simple huh? list of things checked and replaced 1. mass air flow sensor 2 cam sensor 3 crank sensor. 4 ca...
2005 Ford E-150 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPF12555
truck came in running like crap.replaced fuel filter checked press. with manual gauge in spec.checked on the road it is in spec.we checked convertors and they were screwed we replaeced them and it runs good till you hammer it and then it pops like hell and sur... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Radio/dead battery VIN: 1FTZR45E95
Hi all. Welcome to my nightmare. I have this Ford Ranger 4X4 and this one has me scratching my head to find a starting point. The Customer came in with the a complaint that the radio would go dead when he turned the headlamps on, but come back on when he woul...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTRX12W47
Truck has a vibration hot only at idle in gear. If you raise the rpm slightly vibration goes away. Checked power balance with ford ids and no missfires were detected.
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP53U77
This Taurus makes a squeaking noise intermittently that has the frequency of and follows the engine RPM. First thought was drive belt due to it sounding just like a drive belt. I removed the belt and it appeared to stop. Checked the pulleys, found no problems....
2007 Ford E-150 XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPW14V77
Hey guys, First time Engine r&r. Question is Can you get the engine out without a big fight or are you lifting the cab? Thanks, Earl Davies Automotive
2007 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU93107
I smoke tested this for vacuum leaks. I get over .5 liters flow of smoke coming out of the EGR valve vents(under diaprahm). I remove EGR and plug intake, then get .2 liters flow. I cant find smoke but hear gurgling when dipstick is pulled. I tried 2 new OEM EG... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 GMC Savana 2500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GTFG2FW6V
when this engine is cold the idle is perfect but when you go to speed up slowly like normal driving this thing almost stalls and will not rev up at all unless you mash it then it runs like a deer. now when it shifts to a higher gear and idles down, same thing ... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKFK16R8X
Need input for this truck, runs wonderful when started, but will not start cold, even with a puff of ether no go! all perameters are there to run yet wont,,plug it in and let it warm for 30 minutes it starts up and runs normal, all test come back normal, injec...
2002 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L Fuel Gauge, Oil Gauge VIN: 1GKDT13S42
Vehicle will intermittently miss/stumble like switched key to off/on. All gauges will go to zero, service engine and check gauges light comes on, vehicle still runs/drives, scan tool wont communicate with pcm, bcm has class 2 communication code.
2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK63847
What up guys? I got a Denali that very intermittenty the desired cam angle and actual won't match. I drove it home last night and once the desired was 15〫and actual was 0〫and ran fine. I drove it home today and after a 20 mile drive pulled off th... Trouble codes: P0011, P0300
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L rear balance shaft VIN: 1HGCB7652P
Thanks in advance for your help, I have a question regarding the rearward balance shaft sprocket. I am replacing all the seals behind the cover and note that there is a little wetness (no drips) around the housing, behind the pressed on sprocket. Question- is ...
2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L heater control unit VIN: 5FNRL38628
I have this van the heater control panel is inop does not turn on at all it doesnt repond to any button.. I have check all fuses are ok..Found this code stored in bcm.. B1960 Rear MICI lost communication with climate control unit...and it comes right back on w...
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Misfire VIN: KMHCF35C43
I check tps sensor test good replace spark plugs & wires replace crank sensor because its the trigger for coils check for vacuum leaks found none car will run good for weeks at a time with no misfire.thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L transmission VIN: SAJEA51C42
The customer was driving home from work when out of no where the car downshifted into 2 or 3 not sure which is limp home mode and a couple of lights came on on the dash. He brought it straight to me and I scanned and found a P0778 code (Pressure Control Soleno...
1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1J4FJ2759R
Hi Guys, got a problem with this 94 cherokee, it won't shift into any forward gear with the engine running. if we put transfer case into neutral then we can shift the transmission into any gear, but xfer case in neutral. we've put a new dealer clutch master/sl...
2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on,
Hi, this Wrangler has been in a few times with the code P2096. There are no driveability problems, other than the gas mileage is better when the light is on. I followed the pinpoint test for the code and came to the conclusion that it needed a downstream bank ... Trouble codes: P2096
2007 Jeep Commander Limited 5.7L Trans Cooler Lines VIN: 1J8HG68217
Was wondering if anyone had any tips on getting these cooler lines in. Have tried every way possible. Any sugguestion appreciated.
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7234V
Hi everyone I have this problem that I not sure about I think the computer is locking up. Wont start most of the time. When you turn on the key the check engine light does not come on. At that time the engine will not start, If the check engine light comes on...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA72392
customer was driveing ,when it just lost power would n0t go at all ,loss of power,but would idle.unhooked cat sill would not run,checked timing marks,all 3 were dead on,timing is good,it is hard to crank sometimes,give it gas it dies,you can get it to go ,but ... Trouble codes: P0343, P1115, P1624
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L valve covers VIN: KNDJD73363
Hi everyone, We replaced head gaskets a year and a half ago, we used quality parts, now we have leaking valve covers. I wouldn't post this but, this is the third one of these we've had problems with in the last 6 months. pcv system seems good, i dont know what...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Mechanical VIN: SALNY22293
this one is for all my land rover guys, have the notorious 2.5l v6 in that self destructed . this would be my first freelander swap. just looking for some advise before we tear into this beast . my question is the only decent motor i can find is out of a 2005,...
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Driver Window VIN: JT8BDL8SY0
All the windows would work except the front left would not always go up. Motor works fine. Sometimes if the switch was jiggled, window would go up. We got used switches from junkyards, two did not work, one the window would go down when you pressed up, just li...
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Mechanical VIN: JM1BB1411T
please,advice on this one,vehicle smokes a lot,after replacing head gasket and seals,valves continous to the same.before i did the repairs i checked compresion in all cylinders and the were at 145 psi,now when i pull aot the spark plugs i can see a lot oil on ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Upshifts VIN: WDBCA35E3L
Need some input for a no up shift. I personal bought this car due to no reverse. Found metal in the pan, so we removed and disassembled the trans. replace reverse clutches and carefully cleaned spacer plates from burs and notches. Reassembled trans and old clu...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Temp Gauge VIN: WDBEA32E0R
The temp sometimes on gauge goes all the way up to 120 once you turn the ignition off and on again it goes back to normal. The engine does not overheat or have any other issues.
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L Turn Signals, Wipers,Sunroof,Windows, VIN: WDBGA32G7W
Tested basics of all effected areas. All fuses good,power at fuses, ground source good. No power at sunroof switch,installed convenience control module (no improvement)tested relays associated with problemed areas all test ok. Client stated when closing sunroo...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBJF25H0X
Thank you in advance to all the help you can give me with this one. The customer is complaining the car smokes, runs rough and knocks every time is started cold. It is ok after it runs for a few minutes, as the car warms up the injector knock goes away and the...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBRN40J83
Ok so the car comes in with several codes runs poorly and idles poorly, we replace all the coils and the valve cover gaskets due to oil on the coils and plugs, we then realize that the car when started cold will shake violently for about 50 seconds and then ru... Trouble codes: P2006, P201A, P201B, P201B
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L fuel guage VIN: WMWRC33413
We had a mini cooper towed in for a no start, when it got here it did crank over so we hit the bottom of the tank while we were cranking and after a few hits it started up. we put the new fuel pump assembly in and it starts and runs great but the fuel gauge ...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT3H1XP
A used car dealer traded in this Montero with a intermittent no start. So I have no history of the vehicle. I checked for codes (no codes). When I turn the key on I hear a relay clicking down by the immobilizer module in the wiring harrness going to the immobi...
2002 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.5L Stall VIN: JN1DA31D72
SOS-Hi All Nissan TECHS, car came in dies after driving awhile, turn off let it sit for [...], starting back up runs ok,but as soon you put in gear R or D it will die right away, keep repeat 4, 5 times it will be okay. Replace both B1,B2 cam sensor (Recall... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor B1)
2005 Other GM h2 6.0L air bags VIN: 5GRGN22U85
I have a hummer here that will intermittently loose pressur in the back air bags. I pulled code and i have a c0707 excessive compressor activity, c0711 level control air pressure sensor crt malf, c0713 compressor 1 overtemp, c0718 compressor 2 overtemp. I am t...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 2G2WR52434
I'm stumped. This car came in with a p0463. The fuel gauge will go to full when you first start it and the it defaults to empty and thelow fuel warning light comes on, so naturally I assumed the sending unit was bad. I changed it same problem. I havetested for...
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
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DF55N5T
The issue started a while ago. When the clutch was depressed while lite driving, it would stall and easly restart. I would usually let out the clutch while moving to start it again. It seemed to die more often with the climate control running. P0507 (idle cont... Trouble codes: P0507
2002 Saturn SL2 1.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G8ZJ52782
Car stutters in all gears btw 2-3000 rpm on acceleration then smooths out. (Feels like someone who dosent know how to drive a clutch) Every time you accelerate quickly in any gear it stumbles and feels like it is cutting out. Did road test with scanner and no ...
2007 Saturn Aura XE 3.5L brake switch VIN: 1G8ZS57N17
customer complains of having 2 depress brake pedal 2 far before brakelamps come on or shift interlock releases, i checked the brake switch for an adjustment but does not look adjustable, also cecked for something possibly bent but was ok, so i suggested puttin...

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E83
after replacing the air pump & the check valve, retest with our VAG scan tool & its good sorry i forgot to close it earlier
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADM537AY
Thanks for all of the replies. Most of you said that this is common if the customer drives short distances. I did not have the special tool to measure crankcase pressure but I did replace the vent valve & all hoses a little over a year ago. I went and replaced...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Engine VIN: WBABN33493
Thanks for all the great replys. I replaced the oil seperator and all of the corresponding hoses. This has fixed the problem 100%. Its not a bad job at all. Matter of fact, I look forward to more of them. Thanks again. Robert
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP2219R
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. The camaro has been running great for the last few days since it was repaired. The aftermarket ECM we installed early on was replaced with an OEM unit. We flashed it and all was fixed. Thanks again, Neil.
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GNEK13R0V
Thanks guy's for all the help. It turned out to be the p-s hoses. I replaced both pressure and return hoses and problem went away.
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNEL19W4W
Thanks for all your help It seems that the rear sensors is attached to the frt left speed sensor. All Ideas sent were a big help
2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L No Start VIN: 2CNBJ13C61
I appreciate your help guys. My communication problem turned out to be the Modis. What a surprise. I plugged in my $100 code reader and it worked. I called the boys at Snap-On to see if I had the wrong key. He suggested trying global OBD2. That did work ...
2002 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Shift SOLENOID VIN: 1GCCS19522
FIXED !! as all replies and my own thoughts on this was a bad ecm. what made me nervous was when trans tried to shift to 3rd,solenoid was not shutting off. but when ecm commanded 3rd gear failsafe,it would run in 3rd.im guessing must be two seperate drivers in...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L right front turn signal VIN: 2G1WS55146
Thanks to everybody for help.We did check all inputs and outputs,ground signal from switch,ground at lite assy-all checked good.We took car to dealer,tech called me to ask history,he did the same checks we did .He called gm tech assistance.The only thing I cou...
2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L Starting VIN: 1GNDV23W27
You guys are the greatest. I have had some experience with anti-theft, but never had one that beeped when you tried to start. Did the procedure and it started right up. Thanks guys.
2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L shift lock VIN: 2G1WT58K97
Sorry for the delay. This one is fixed. A new solenoid repaired the impala.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNER23D89
With 21,000 miles and no previous mechanical work done on motor, we opted to have the pcm reprogrammed. I would like to give special thanks to Eric for providing me with the TSB# 10287A. Never could find it on Mitchell, but was able to google it and found th... Trouble codes: P0017 (Ckp-exhaust camshaft position correlation bank 1).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F42
Thanks for the help. I believe it has a bad ICP from the data and replies i got. I also ran a relative compression test- got a bad hump. Explained to customer that it has some mechanical damage. He decided not to fix but to trade. Wish i could have disassemble... Trouble codes: P1249, P1210, P1211, P0308, P0284.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L broken valve and spring cyl#1 VIN: 1FMZU73K42
Thanks everyone for your input, customer is going to replace engine and pay out of pocket, insurance has denied claim. We could not see how bad gas could cause this and you all helped reinforce this to customer. Seems this is something that this motor has hap...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF14W15
Thanks for the replies, I have learned over the years to trust my gut, so i pulled the valve covers, BINGO oil starvation. cam journals in heads are toasted, rocker arms thrown out. Since I cannot confirm condition of lower engine and being an '05 with less th... Trouble codes: P0109 (Map or baro pressure circuit intermitant), C1284 (Oil pressure switch fault), B1318 (Low voltage at module), B1360 (Ign run/acc circuit open).
2006 Ford E-150 5.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTPW12526
As a few of you said and there is a tsb that i could not find on this but change the plugs with updated motorcraft plugs. Thanks Mike P
1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCA6283J
Still need help on this one ! While setting the timing I could not set to specs. the only way I could adjust the timing is with both vacuum hoses disconnected and plugged.As soon as I plug the hoses back on the timing advances about 15 degrees and the idle tur...
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Turn signals VIN: 1HGCM56633
Finally! I did check the Turn signal switch for proper operation and all worked correctly. The input to the turn signal switch are 5 volt references from the combination switch control unit for the Lt and Rt turn positions that get pulled to ground through the...
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L pinion seal VIN: SAJDA41B33
We took your advice & did not fit the washer. It's possible I guess that the washer is useful on other applications. As far as we know the repair was successful. Thanks for the input.
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJWA74SG1
Well this one looks like it is fixed. The Jag shop was able to program the used Ecu. We have driven the car for two days with no problems. Thanks for the help, David. Trouble codes: P351P, P1260 (Anti-theft code).
1995 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, no power VIN: 1J4FY29S8S
Thanks to all that responded. The timing chain had jumped 2 teeth andas long as I was at it I indexed the distributor and checked the gear and shaft for looseness. we don't see many of these jeeps so you guys are very helpful. Thanks again
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Heater core VIN: 1J4GL48K62
Sorry for the delay but we wanted to make your this POS was fixed all replies were excellent we flushed radiator ,removed t-stat and back flushed every thing block radiator and heater core then we used non dexi cool anti freeze we like peak it has been about 3...
1995 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Distributor VIN: JM3LV5220S
Well, it seems I was the only one that had not seen a timing belt cause a distributor to clatter. Yes, the timing belt was fine and the marks lined up but the shaft in the tensioner was broken so it was allowing the belt to flop around. Once I installed a new ...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22501
very sorry it took so long to close this help request but as the only tech,took some time to get back to this vehicle,this is what i found. the next apperant step was to remove timing cover and check timing,cam pins and crank keyway. the timing was indeed off ... Trouble codes: P0172.
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1BJ24633
first off i would like to thank all who replied, the fix ended up being a bent reluctor wheel for the crank signal as car warmed up signal would fade in and out and cause stall, repaired ring car ran for 3 hrs.
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L No Start VIN: WDBRF52H67
REPLACED CRANK SENSOR WITH ANOTHER SENSOR FROM DEALER. 1ST SENSOR WAS DEFECTIVE. AFTER SECOND SENSOR VEHICLE STARTS AND RUNS, NO CODES. THANKS. Trouble codes: P0336 (Tooth space on sensor rotor temporarily not detected or wireing error p0336).
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WR12192
Hello all, thanks for all the help. Lot of great responses about possible vacuum leaks or possible mechanical issues. The vacuum was steady while the engine was running and it also had good injector pulse on #5. Compression was a lower than cyclinder 3. Ended ... Trouble codes: P0128, P0300.
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW54R91
Thanks to all. Still not sure why when disconecting MAF sensor nothing changed, but problem was in fact a bad MAF sensor. Sorry for the late response, but wanted to make sure it was fixed before posting. Trouble codes: P0102, P0172, P0175.
2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L wipers VIN: 4T1BE32K12
The car seems to be fixed. We concluded after replacing the switch AND motor the only way this could be turning on was by voltage leaking to the hi or low speed circuit wires. We replace both of these wires between the switch and the motor. The customer has be...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Oil Light/Buzzer VIN: 3VWPD69MX1
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cuts out VIN: 3VWRT71K46
Main engine harness under air cleaner found coroded wires in harness, performed wiggletest and stalled everytime. Repaired all affected wiring.
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L Charging
sorry it took so long guys.I wanted herto drive the car for a coupleof weeks. Apparently I have fixed the thing. As some of you havesuggested, I took the cluster out and looked for bad circuitry. Idid not seeanything but I resoldered all of the solder points. ...
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