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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L sun roof VIN: WAUDH68D71
Heres the problem, put heater core in car, after start up, air bag light and abs light on, plug in with vag ,no communication with steering angle sensor,replace sensor,program angle sensor,abs light off, air bag light still on,plug in,no abs module present,che...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Windows/Locks/Convertible Top VIN: WBABK8322V
A new customer had a starting problem. A friend replaced the battery but hooked it up backwards in the process. They saw some smoke from the right rear wheel well area when this happened. We can find no sign of anything burnt in that area. The vehicle started ...
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGN634X2
Hello out there-need some help on this one-the electric parking brake does not work-it does not hold the car when in gear-we did pull one code of a 5f00-brake switch error-not even sure where to go with this one-does anyone have knowlage on these set ups-what ...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAUCJ3528
Car came to us because it was running rough. Scan with GT1 found codes for both vanoes solenoids and valvetronic actuator plus miss fires. Installed both solenoids and valvetronic actuator, cleared codes, and relearned valvetronic actuator settings.Car started...
2000 Checker montecarlo 3.8L ac VIN: 2G1WX12K6Y
i ben working on this car for half a day non stop; is a ac problem the conpresor dont com on, i chek all fuses,relay,we replace the control assembly,still the same tink,replac the relay,all the wires are good,i not geting power to the ac relay, if any one seen...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Brake lights VIN: 1GCEK19R7W
Brake light only works on a slight pressure as you continue to push on the brake pedal light goes out at bottom of stroke.This happens wether engine runnin or not. turn signals and all other light work fine. Do you think turn signal switch could be malfunctioi...
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L won't start VIN: 1GTGG29R1X
Hello all and thanks in advance, My neighbor has this van with a very strange starting problem in that when it rains hard, it often won't start. When it does this you will see erratic operation of the instrument cluster while cranking such as the speedo needle...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Window VIN: 1GNDX03E11
The front passenger door window will go down slowly and will not go up. There is voltage thru the switch, (passenger door), to the Dark Blue and Dark Brown wire at the switch and at the connector at the motor. There is continuity from the Black wire at the swi...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBH31R721
Hello asking for some help vehical has code for crank shaft relearn but cant do it due to park indacator wont light up along with nutral,3,1 checked wiring and found conectors mangled up from customer getting unpluged. Replaced conectors with ac parts still ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCGK13U13
Hi to all .. I have a puzzler here. Replaced throttle body and pigtail connector couple weeks ago due to surge under light to moderate accel and had 2 thr pos. codes. Codes have not returned, however after a week to 10 days, surge is back. Feels like gas pedal...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L ABS Module? VIN: 2G1WF55K84
Customer complaint (fairly new owner) states that he hears a ratcheting sound from what he believes to be abs self-test everytime he comes to a stop (can be heard outside the car by other drivers). Happens about 12 mph. Only happens when vehicle is warmed up, ...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 2CNDL63FX5
Customer leaves a message on 3/07 to call him about a brake problem. He tells me that over the weekend the brake pedal sank to the floor while sitting at a traffic light. He stated this happened only that one time as he continued to drive the car. I explained ...
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF52E45
This vehicle came in running very rough and had a noticible vacuum leak (whistle) a visual inspection noticed a exhaust blackening under the intake plenum near the throttle that melted part of injector wiring pvc vac tube partialy melted a injector, coolant te... Trouble codes: P0101 (p0300-), P0300 (p0620-), P0620 (p1106-), P1106 (p1626-), P1626
2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L Starter VIN: 1GNDU23197
The 2007 Uplander has 82,635 miles. We are experiencing a short clicking noise just before the starter engages. The starter is not at fault as it has been tested and is in good working order. The battery is in good working order as we have load tested it sever...
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2B3HD46RL4
Hi, every one : owner brought the car in with foot on gas and brake to keep it going . When we start the car shuts off, if don`t help it with gas fall on her face!! some times stays on but running very bad at idle.we disconnect #2--#4---and #6 coil did not mak... Trouble codes: P0116 (Crank. cam. Out of synchronize)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L SRS mil - B1869 VIN: 1FTNX21L22
I have here a 2002 Ford pickup that came in one month ago with SRS warning light on. Pulled code B1869- "airbag indicator inoperative" - (open or shorted). The code was hard- would not clear, there was no audible tone from the IPC, no flash code. Followed Al...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP40432
I have a basket case here. I got this car from the auction it came from New Mexico where there is no emissions. It came in with aftermarket dual exhaust (no H-pipe) and B1S2 code and found there was NO bung hole for the rear O2 and no O2 either!! Repaired/inst... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank One System Too Lean)
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cuts out, foods badly VIN: 1FMZU62K62
after the job was completed,we try to start the engine but it would run for a few seconds and stall because it would flood badly. To start again we have to take the spark plugs off and clean them or disable the fuel pump open the throttle all the way and crank...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L compressor clutch
had power to A/C compressor cltch for a while then lost it. i have power at vthe low pressure switch but none at the clutch. if anyone has any ideas i would greatly appreciate it. thank you ahead off time.
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Valve Spring VIN: 1FMZU73E33
Dead missfire #6 cyl compression 210 all others 180-190 strong spark and plug and wires replaced. Fuel injector tested and switched with #1 cyl fuel present in cylinder. Suspect broken or weak valve spring. Can spring be replaced in car without cam removal
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L No power VIN: 1FTNE24253
Okay i have no hair left, pulled it all out, time for some help. This van has no power, none, it will not get out of its own way. It idles fine, no trouble codes, it acts just like the timing is retarded by 30 degress or the trans is taking off in third gear. ...
2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L 4x4 light VIN: 1FMZU75W75
got this in today looking to see if anyone ran into this code and can give a guide not a real ford guy. any help will be appreaciated thanks.
2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L restraint control VIN: 1FAFP231X6
Hi, folks. I get a recurring B1342-EO code from the restraint control module. Airbag light proves out normally, and is not illuminated, no customer perceived problem.The only reason I see this code is that I have IDS hooked up to reprogram PCM for another issu...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Right Low Beam/Daytime Running Light VIN: 1FTSW21R88
We removed the poorly installed HID system,installed new harnesses,new bulbs. Left side works perfect,(high,low,DRL),Right side has no low beam,no daytime running light(same wire/circuit).High beam works fine. We want to check the DRL module-but cannot locate ...
1997 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on, Solenoids,tcc affect VIN: 1GKEK13R1V
This vehicle shows speedo pegged at 100 mph odometer inoperative and no tach signal, upon shifting into drive vehicle struggles to move if put in low vehicle moves but slowly then operates as if kicking in, believe need to pull dash and speedo to check resisto... Trouble codes: P0740 (Tcc solenoid elec malfunction), P0785 (--2 solenoid elec malfunction), P1860 (Tcc pwn solenoid elec malfunction), P0441 (Evap emissions), P0713 (Tft sensor check), P0758 (2-3 shift p0713 - 1-2 shift)
2000 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GKCT18W3Y
Hi there ,we have this one vehicle in the shop thats giving us a problem.Customer came for a brake job we replaced front pads and rotor,couple days later customer is back saying front wheels are sticking and can smell burning smell from the brakes, we pulled i...
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GTEK19047
hey guys! another hair puller! truck came in for 100k service. brake flush on the list. manually flushing like we are bleeding brakes. rear brakes went fine. started on rf and after fourth time down pedal went clear down to floor. fluid level at minimum but no...
1993 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7685P
Hello fellow techs. This vehicle cranks and start normal when cold. idle is normal. If you let it idle for a couple of minutes and turn it off, it will not re-start. Has 35 psi fuel pressure,has spark and injector 12v positive and pulse signal but just cranks ... Trouble codes: 6 (coolant temp sensor)
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Tempature Guage VIN: KMHWF35H93
This one came in and I thought it would be a walk in the Park. It's turning to be Central Park at Midnight. Customer Drove in this Hyundai in thinking it was going to overheat. The gauge showed higher than normal. I plugged my scanner and noticed ECT was at 18...
2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JNKCV54E25
Customer drove to shop for clutch replacement. We install new clutch and resurface flywheel , now we have these four codes, very poor throttle response, low power. Remove cam solenoid screens are clean and solenoidsmove and click when powered up, oil is full. ... Trouble codes: P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJEA01U03
Keep in mind this is a new used car for a customer that bought the vehicle in this condition, so I have no history of when/what symptoms started. Vehicle was brought in with restricted performance light on, rough idle condition, and a rubbed through radiator h... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0175 (Bank 2 rich), P0300 (Random / and cyl2 cyl4 cyl6 cyl8), P0102 (Mass air flow), P0112 (Coolant temp low), P0420 (Catalyst efficiency)
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48N64
code still sets intermittently. we are having a reflash done right now. we had the customer run the car one day without the ac on and the code still set. Seems to set code at idle or soon after startup.If anyone has had anything like this some info would be gr... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1 cylinder)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U3Y
Vehicle came in to shop with check engine light on it had a code for a VVT System malfunction bank 1,after the diagnosis we found that the ECM Is not activating the vvt solenoid so we replaced the ocv solenoid and we got a code for a OCV Circuit Bank 1 P1656,c... Trouble codes: P1656 (OCV Circuit Bank 1)
1990 Mazda MPV Passenger 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5213L
Seeking advice from Mazda techs., is there a way to jump across the data link connector and read the flashes on the cel? I have an old snap on mt2500, but not a multi 2 adaptor for it. I found the green 6pin and green 1 pin connector in the engine compartment....
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA2219V
The vehicle cuts out and stalls cold or hot. There is no certain time when it happens. No codes to help guide us. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Jack [...]
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Heating VIN: WDBCA44D9F
Hey all, thanks in advance for your help. The customer states that her heat will gradually stop being hot after 20-30 minutes of driving around 60-70 mph. I haven't been able to duplicate as of yet (long test drive!) but coolant level is fine and she says she ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, hard-start VIN: WDBEA32EXS
Typically diagnosing and repairing a Mercedes is not a problem, until I opened the hood on this one. To my surprise, I have an "odd-ball" MBZ E320 that doesn't have the typical Diagnostic connectors. Apparently, for a very short time in California, 1995 MBZ's ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Heat And A/C VIN: 4JGAB54EGY
Having problems with the A/C system in this ML320. Customer complaint is the vent temp will change from warm to cool without changing the dash controls. They will be driving down the freeway with the heat on and the temp will go cool for awhile than back to ho...
1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L aternator VIN: 1N6SD2252V
we need help on this electrical issue please
2006 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L no start VIN: 2CKDL63F46
This vehicle starts fine. After it warms up, and the vehicle is shut off, it won't start. The fuel pump relay has no power fron the computer when this happens. If you let it cool down, the power returns to the relay and it starts.
2007 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3ED49G57
good evening gentlemen, This vehicle got towed in, a no start. spoke to customer to get background. Has always been an extended cranking time starting vehicle. At this point will not start cold. Starts fine warm or hot. I have had fuel rail out, examined injec...
2001 Saturn SL 1.9L Unknown VIN: 1G8ZH52851
I'm not to familiar with these trannys. On a road test with Snap on scanner the trans would shift to 3rd and go into 4th after a delay and then snap. It would almost feel like a shift kit installed. When I started out the trans temp was 63 degrees and TCC slip...
2006 Saturn Vue 2.2L automatic lights VIN: 5GZCZ33D26
ok, hello to all first and thank you in advance for your time. i think i may have screwed something up but i hope that there is someone out there to tell me differently. i replaced a bcm recently on this vehicle for stalling problems and codes (tsb on this) an...
2005 Subaru Legacy i 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S4BP61C15
Customer came in and complaint was after everytime they put fuel in the vehicle, it does not want to start. Vehicle will stall, cut out and sputter. Customer indicates if he holds down gas pedal vehicle will eventually start. I cleaned canister filter, blew ou... Trouble codes: P1443, P0420, P0171
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT3VN39W1S
This 4Runner came in with a rough idle complaint.Customer said that headwork was done several years ago.He said that vehicle ran good afterwards and he hasn't driven it much since.The rough idle has been getting worse recently.When I drove vehicle into shop I ...
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Steering angle sensor VIN: 5TDBT44A73
Thanks in advance, sets code C1231 (steering angel sensor). PID , on MODIS , showes 11 when at left lock and -27 at right lock.The test in alldata says when turning steering wheel, check if turning angle value is appropriate.Can someome tell me what values wou...
2003 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L window motor VIN: JETC18DEF4
As stupid as this may sound the window motor/switch reset on this 2003 Landcruiser is kicking my butt. Not knowing the window motor had to be timed to the window regulator the window motor was replaced and not clocked in the right position so whenever the wind...
2005 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Sunroof VIN: JTEDP21A25
I have this toyota in the shop today with a sunroof problem I have not had one of these apart yet so I need some information. This is what I have going on.. I can hear the sun roof motor operate when I hit the switch but there is a binding noise like when a wi...
2007 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L brakes VIN: 3JTMMU52NX
Hello everyone today im fighting a 07 toyota tacoma that has a metal clunk/ping noise from the front whenever you hit the brake for the first time while moving drive or reverse. It does it just once and if you lightly hit the brakes it does do it at all. I don...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD81H7S
Hello all, I have a golf here giving me some problems. performed a bunch of suspension work and tune-up with plugs only. ran fine for about 20 miles. on second test drive, check engine light came on and codes 00513 (engine speed sensor) and 00515 (camshaft p... Trouble codes: 00513 (engine speed sensor), 00515 (camshaft position sensor)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA21C8Y
Hi all! This golf runs well with good power.I replaced the MAF sensor 2 weeks ago for p0172 code.Under WOT load pid read 80%. After replacing MAF WOT load pid improved to 93% at WOT. Fuel trims are near zero at any throttle but steady -2% at idle.Freeze frame ... Trouble codes: P0172
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWPD63B32
Another shop sent this to me. They flushed the oil system with BG cleaner and MOA to try to stop the cam adjuster noise. This one is odd. Niether camshaft adjuster plastic shoe is damaged. Camshaft bores look great and hot oil pressure is in spec. It has the l...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 1.9L timing belt VIN: 3VWSR69M15
Put this timing belt on with new pulleys and w/p 3 months ago. Car was towed in with all the teeth striped from belt and pulley bearing locked up. I am currently tearing it down and assuming it bent valves. Am I correct to assume that especially because I can'...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWJ71K56
Car came in with no power, had code P0299, found TSB to check Recirculation valve on Turbo, Removed the valve it had the updated valve already & bench tested ok, but when the valve was removed there was a large amount of oil that poured out of the Turbo. I bel... Trouble codes: P0299 (Boost Pressure control range not reached)

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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L clutch safety VIN: WBABK7323T
I very much appreciate all your help. You guys arerted great! The customer still swears the the vehicle NEVER started without the clutch depressed. He insists that the vehicle would not start untill the clutch pedal was fully depressed. Of all my research,...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L dsc module VIN: 5UXFA13545
fix was to reinstall old module and restart coding process, gt1 then brought up everything . i must have had vw on brain that day.also with new module had code for lr speed sensor found wiring broke about 2" above connector on body. now all is good in bmw lan...
2005 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K55
Hello everyone, I wanted to let you know what I found with the '05 buick LeSabre. After rechecking all power and pcm signals everything appeared to be normal. I then physically removed the aftermarket IAC motor and inspected the bore and pintle for damage, non...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL12Y4V
Finally caught it acting up when it was ice cold. turned out to be intake gasket. Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Starting VIN: 1GBJC34235
Thanks for the replies, I found wiring burnt together in the harness near that alternator zip tie that everyone was referring to. Thanks for all the help and replies. Vehicle is gone and customer is happy.
2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2G1WC58R17
I have my doubts that others will experience this problem, but, it still needs to be discussed. so, this is what I did: after a complete maint tuneup ie: ac delco plugs and wires, missfire was then just on #4.(it was originally on multiply cyl's) switched plug... Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Key/fob VIN: 2C8GF68434
I agree with what several replies said, if she was using the key, then the fobs were most likely not working! I guess I will never really know what happened...One thing that I really didn't think about, when you take the key apart, there is NO connection from ...
2003 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
well most responses were pointing to the ignition. i had overlooked a few key points. the customer had replaced their own wires so i had overlooked the coil boots that were NOT replaced. also i didnt realize until the end that the plugs were champion platinum ... Trouble codes: P0304, P0302.
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L No Start, Cranks, no start VIN: 3D7KS29C26
Sorry for the delay in closing but I wanted to hear from the customer before I patted everyone involve on the back for the help. We ended up pulling all injectors and had them tested. 6 tested, 4 were stuck shut, 1 excessive return, the last one was very slow ... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire).
2006 Dodge Charger 2.7L Steering Angle Sensor
The Charger is back on the road! All replies were helpful, especially Gil with his very succinct advice, and the issues that the early design SAS/columns had. There is no information on how this is actually supposed to function, and his replies were the tick...
1996 Ferrari F355 GTS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: ZFFXR42A2T
Sorry so long to close this post. Wow, what a pain to get parts for. Thanks to Jeff, Doug, Al, Bob, Kurt and Dave. This did have several issues starting with [...] compression on 3 cylinders. After chasing the adapter for my compression gauge, I did a leakdown a...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11X7R
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L interior lights VIN: 1FT2F18261
I was worried because I did try the switch manually and it did not work, and the wiring is a pain, the GEM was the issue. Thankyou
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04132
Well, we were able to track this back to an ECM problem. With scope we could watch the cam sensor pattern, and that was good, we could control the dpfe through the scanner. Cam timing and crank signals matched, but for some reason the ECM wasn't processing the... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam pos sensor), P1400 (dpfe egr low voltage).
2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U13
this car was a problem i tuned it up replaceed the iac and intake gaskets then it comes back with a 171 and 174 o2 sensers sw great brove the car a while and the codes came back even though the oil was new it sat and idled on a carlot for months and the oil wa...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U84
for all who said air leak, you are golden.the air or idle valve on back of intake had a broken q ring causing the runaway for dealer wanting to replace all cats and o/2s customer will live will mil for cats below threshold if it returns.thanks to all.
2005 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Radio/dead battery VIN: 1FTZR45E95
Hi all. Well, the customer has had the truck back for two days and in that time we have had just a little over 2 inches of rain, quiet heavy at times. There has been no further incidents, the radio works just fine and the truck's battery is working just fine....
1996 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Tcc VIN: 1GTGK29R9T
Owner yet to bring truck back. I do know that it only does when warmed up, at 1800-2100 rpm, the ecm is comanding the tcc on and off and will continue to do so as long as you are in that rpm range, it does it in 3rd and 4th gear. Been over the brake switch, vs...
2007 GMC Canyon SL 2.9L timing VIN: 1GTDT19937
Thanks again for your replies. I had our service department pull all history on this vehicle.seems this vehicle has a history of setting a p0300. I was able to watch missfires climb on cyl #1 using tech 2. I removed #1 cyl plug to test cylinder leak down at 5...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L 5th Gear VIN: 1HGES15512
Replacing the shift cables has reduced the amount of shifter movement and it has not come out of 5th gear since.The customer has driven the car across country with no problems.I call this one fixed.Thanks for all the replies.
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Heater VIN: JNKCV54E74
1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Limp mode VIN: 4S2CY58V2P
For those who said it was the selector switch(inhibiter switch) were right.There was no voltage going to the switch.Thanks for all the replies and help.
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJGX2049X
Dear IATN members,thanks for all your answers,we ended up pulling the oil pan and found a lot of broken plastic pieces from the chain tensioners.Cleaned the screen and now the oil pressure is 20psi hot idle and 60psi at 2000 rpm. However there is still a upper...
2007 Kia Sorento LX 3.8L Alternator VIN: KWDJD73657
Ok, this is fixed. The only problem was not knowing the connector in the harness at the alternator was not the one for the alternator. Once I removed the alternator, I had approximately battery voltage at the ECM and alt light feeds (terminal 1 and 2). The loc...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L hvac control module VIN: SALPV1243X
Hi Techs, sorry for my delay, but get parts for this vehicle was hard. Finally I found taht de A/C control module was bad and a servo motor too. On the A/C control module one of the transistors was blown and ther isn't a replace for that part so I have to boug...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling fan VIN: 1LNHM87A6Y
Thanks for the information on the cooling fan pump pressure line. Makes since it would be a one time use thing from the factory. I will keep that in mind for the next time. But since my tech accidentlly damaged the fitting I had too(very carefully) cut the fit...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBJF25H0X
thank you all for your help, at this point we were not able to fix this car and the customer needed to pick it up. we are monitoring the coolant and oil consumption to see if the car can be burning this fluids causing the problem.
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D51
I ended up replacing evap vent control valve that attaches to charcoal canister. It was rusted and sticking intermitently. Also the monitors took very long to complete. Thanks to all who guided me to fix this issue. Trouble codes: P0325, P1441, P0440.
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2H52K5WH
Finally fixed the problem! Thanks to Gene, i rescoped everything and found there is just a slight glitch in the crank signal. removed the balancer and inspected the new sensor carefully. found there is a scratch in it where the sensor reads from the balancer i...
2005 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8AZ54F75
Ok five out of six of you agreed. I replaced the ecm and that fixed it. I had scoped the powers and ground at the ecm and they never disappeared when the engine died. The thing that made up mind was the no crank after dying. Even if I had lost fuel pressure,sp... Trouble codes: P0601.
2000 Toyota highlander 3.0L Unknown VIN: JTEHF21A23
well wanna thank the the 3 who replied jesse,paul,rick for starters the year is correct i doubled cheaked a couple times it was a late modle still being a 2000 but yet a highlander the fluid was indeed toy atf 1v and jesse hit the nail on the head the converte...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVMPD63B53
Hello techs, I'm not sure if it is fixed,more likely not.I recommend cts and t-stat so I can feel the impeller.The customer just want the cts,we didn't hear from her again.I removed the small hose on the jug and raise the rpm coolant came out weak and stop an... Trouble codes: P0171, P2181 (Cooling system performance).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Water Pump VIN: 3VWSF71K36
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Stall VIN: YV1CZ91165
Count this one fixed.Customer just stopped in to tell me that vehicle runs the way he is acustom to.I should have smoke tested first,before posting and I am sorry for that.I will smoke test any future problems having to do with air flow in the future.As i stat... Trouble codes: ECM12, ECM12.
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ852X5
To make a short story long, the car was towed to the Dealer two weeks ago. They called the owner and told him the engine was full of sludge and he needed a new one for $16,000. I call them and asked where they found the sludge and was told through the oil fill... Trouble codes: 00160, 0300 (Ramdom Cylinder missfire), 0301 (Cylinder 1 missfire), 0303 (Cylinder 3 missfire), 0305 (Cylinder 5 missfire), 0307 (Cylinder 7 missfire).
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L Safety VIN: YV1MS38295
Thanks bruce for the helpful info. Volvo loves to make everything so complicated. Why dont they call the connectors by color instead of calling G3 connector the Floor 2 connector on the CEM??? Anyway the fix was the signal wire was no good from CEM to Wi...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L control arms VIN: YVICZ59265
Thanks everyone for the info. As almost everyone mentioned the aftermarket arms and bushings are way too soft. put volvo bushings in the original arms and it stops normal again. What a pain! I will remember to only use Volvo parts If I have to do this again. T...
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