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2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUAC48H84
Vehicle originally came in for MIL. Had codes P0171 and P0301 - P0304. Found PCV breather pipe broken causing major vacuum leak resulting in lean condition and misfiring. Replaced broken PCV breather pipe. Two weeks later the oil pressure warning light started...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM634YG
the car was towed in, customer said car stall when driving home it was rain that day, I check the fuse and the codes, fuel pressure is 50 psi, if I spray carb cleaner in the intake the car start, and stall out after I stop spraying, the battery is charge, the ... Trouble codes: P0441, P1250
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L possible frt. axles,bearings,transfer case VIN: WBCPS73404
Car starts hesitates in 2nd or 3rd from approx: 25 thru 45 MPH going up hills only.Feels almost like misfire. Disconnecting VTG connector eliminates hesitation completely. Next step we're planing to inspect frt.CV joints and inner bearings since there is a noi...
2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1234567890
Hello, thanks in advance for reading this. Sorry about the fake VIN, I am no longer at the shop. This is a plain old 2004 Buick with a 3.8. It does not start, it does crank. The vehicle acts like it almost wants to start, sometimes when you release the key aft...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Steering VIN: 1G6KD54YC2
The customer had a concern of a noise coming through the steering column. The technicians original suggestion was the to replace the wheel bearing which we replaced. This did not resolve the concern, then replaced the intermediate shaft between the column and ...
2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.0L cruise control VIN: 3GYEK63N63
Hey GM techs, I need some help. A street rodder dropped an 03 Escalade ext eng/trans & computer in a 48 Linoln. He didn't install the instrument cluster or bcm but He got everything working except the cruise control. I scanned the pcm & can see the cruise data...
1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Vibration VIN: 1GNCS18Z4M
I check the balancer and tightend center bolt slightly, check timing found advanced and returned to specs. Still no change in vibration. I have read previous post requarding an updated trans mount, called local dealer not much help there. This engine has alot ...
1997 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Gear Engagement VIN: 1GCHK34F6V
Customer complaint of sometimes hard to get into low/reverse gear. Sometimes it will work great for 2-3 weeks at a time. After sitting overnight, it was hard to get into gear. Pedal felt normal. Drove into shop, while on lift, engine off, pedal depressed, clut...
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L No Start, hesitates VIN: 2CNDL73F66
This car will not start when cold(sub zero)I can hear the fuel pump run but has zero pressure at the fuel rail. It has power draw of 3.0 amps (tested draw when new pump was installed and was 6.8 amps)when it warms to 30 degrees or better starts and runs but se...
1987 Dodge D150 5.2L No Start VIN: 1137RD14T0
Hey all. I need help with this dinosaur!!! Came in no spark and was easily confirmed. Customer did state that prior to it completely failing if he let off of key just a little it would fire. I found the pos. coil terminal stripped so I got a new coil and a pic...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46RXW
Car towed in with no start condition, cam sensor code P0340, replaced cam sensor, cleared codes, car started and ran, filled radiator and water was pouring out from the water pump and P0340 code reset, but car did not stall or cut off, replaced water pump and ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor circuit malfunction), P0356 (- ignition coil 6 circuit failure), P1391 (intermittent loss of cam or crankshaft position sensor), P1698 (No CCD messages from TCM/ P1687 No CCD Message from MIC), P0320 (crank position circuit malfunction), P1695 (No CCD Messages Received From BCM - With Automatic Transmission)
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Overdrive housing VIN: 307MU48C04
Gotta check with you folks out there to see if anyone has had a problem with one of these bruisers cracking the overdrive housing ??? It's been replaced once for a crack where the transfer case bolts up. Now it's back just a few months later with a crack where...
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L engine VIN: 1B3EL46J55
2005 dodge stratos with a 2.4 dohc We purchaced this vehicle at an auction. It has a wierd engine rattle noise when you rev the engine over 2000 rpm. it does not sound like a knock, its almost like a broken converter rattle and will only occur over 2000 rpm. i...
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Lighting VIN: 2D8GP44L56
This caravan came in lights flickering.very randomly.headlights(parkligts,interior lights on the instrument panel.tested alt.checks good.amperage and volatage,doesnot vary down to the hundreths.idk.any suggestions?
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FALP45T5R
hello !!! please help . customer tow the car in with all new part i list above . the car will not run unless timing set about 45 deg . unplug spout see timing goes off about 10 deg if i step on the gas car will die . the only way i can step on the gas is keep ...
1995 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14X0S
No communication with PCM, tried two scanners, disconnected TPS DPFE MAF O2s, Trans, VSS still no data, tested powers, also grounds by voltage drop method. Tested all the pins on DLC ( OBD-II) = good Have 5 volt ref. with computer plugged in and cranking en...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Headlights VIN: 1FTRF18WXX
This trucks headlamps stay on after shutting off headlamp switch and key. If you pull the battery cable the lights go out (of course) and stay off when you reconnect. If you then turn the headlamps on again (with key off, engine off) they will operate correctl...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Air Bag VIN: 1FMFU18LO3
Hi all, we have this expedition that has an air bag light that comes on. Seems like all is fine, goes thru self test and light goes off, but will come on if you open drivers door with engine running. flashes code 43 and sets b2296. this vehicle has side canopy...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTRW08L53
Hello all and thank you in advance for any help..So I have this 2003 Ford 150 in for head gasket replacement. I pulled the top end apart and all went well as expected. Upon putting this back together I consulted alldata for the proper torque and sequence info ...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, No reverse VIN: 2FMZA51605
Have a problem vehicle here, was wondering if anyone encountered this before. Car came in for s.e.s. light on, code p0340. Replaced cam sensor and seemed to correct problem until the next time it rained. Found p0340 again, checked with lab scope and found patt...
2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L coolant level VIN: 1FTWW31R88
Thank you in advance. this is my first 6.4l dsl, i have coolant coming out of the tail pipe. I was wondering if anything else besides the egr cooler and headgaskets could cuase this problem.Also if the test procedures are the same for the 6.4l as the 6.0l.
2007 GMC W3500 Forward W3S042 5.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: J8DB4W1687
Thanks in advance for any help, this truck was here a couple of weeks ago with the same codes and limited power,I did the slow regeneration of exhaust using tech. 2 method and cleared codes run good untill now. Alldata says when po2e7 code is set the truck wil... Trouble codes: P02E7, P02E8, P2463, P244B
2007 GMC Sierra 3500 HD WT 6.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDE4C1237
Hello we have a 6.6 Diesel duramax came in with a check engine light on and lack of power it could not drive faster than 25 MPH,we scanned it and it had a code P0088 Fuel Rail Pressure Too High,and with the scantool we could not adjust the prassure manualy it ... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel Rail Pressure Too Low)
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L No Start VIN: JHLRD18611
This vehicle has tons of miles. In pretty good shape though and maintenance has been done regularly. Belongs to a good friend of mine. I have tons of Dodge & Cummins XP but way out of the loop on this one. Initial checks found no spark to the spark plugs. Did ...
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46DX5
after driving the MIL keeps coming back on, shows P2251, open ground referance circuit to #1 O2. This vehicle has already had both O2's and the front catalytic convertor. Trouble codes: P2251
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Charge light VIN: SAJEA51C02
Hello everyone, this is driving me NUTS. I'm working on a 2002 Jaguar X-Type V-6 and the problem is that the battery light is coming on 30-60 seconds after starting the vehicle and is not going off after that at all. Regulator seems to be working good because ...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L engine VIN: SAJEA01T84
tested backpressure,good.swapped o2 sensors.pulled timing cover and verified timing chains correct.both variable valve timing units working.no vacuum leaks. any thoughts?
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L extended cranking VIN: KNDJD73384
Symptoms began 3 days ago. When cold, you have to crank it over for over 30 seconds before it will start. While cranking it will start to hit on 1 or 2 cylds and finally start like it's flooded. Dealer put plugs in it 8 months ago. Once it's running, it runs g...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L transfer case VIN: KNDJC73364
Customer concern was binding while turning vehicle to the point that it would stop the vehicle. I found the TSB number referenced in short test description and completed the TSB. The problem persists, it is much much better, but is still binding in turns. I ha...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1240T
Vehicle takes approx 100 miles to get a CEL but when it does it is a misfire for #8 and sometimes #5 (they share an ignition coil). The misfire seems to only occur during the warmup cycle. It did it to me once on a test drive and I couldn't feel any actual mis...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L no crank, alarm active VIN: SALPM16452
The remote is inop, I cannot get it to synchronize. I tried the battery pull down and the Emergency Key Access code (generic code 1515) but it won't accept. The PCM sets an error message that there is no serial data with immobilizer. The serial data line is go...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Steering VIN: JT8UF22EXS
Thanks in advance. this one has been a pain , it came in for steering binding and hard . I replaced pump , rack and steering module . Took for test drive and steering was hard at idle . I replaced with another worldpack pump and seemed ok. customer came back a...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Tpms VIN: 5LMFU28R23
Tire pressure sensor fault light on. Checked sensor pids and right rear was showing 255 psi. I found out what sensor was right rear and replaced it. I then attempted to train the sensors. The vehicle enters traing mode but when you put a magnet on the valve st...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBGA43E4S
This car idles lumpy, does not accelerate as i think it should. What i really need to know, is if i should be able to communicate with LH module and ISC.. Anyone have any answers i would appreciate it !!!
2005 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.2L Turbine speed sensor VIN: WDB211056A
Hi Fellas, This E350 has intermittent transmission issues. Sometimes while coasting it would refuse to shift into top gear (6th)and other times shifting from Reverse to Drive it would fail to engage (stuck in Neutral). On all occassions while it was faulting,...
2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 Turbo 2.0L No power VIN: WDDFH34XX6
Customer is saying he is loosing power intermittantly. Seems to drive fine for us and we have never duplicated symptoms. When turbo was orginally replaced, car had not power whats so ever. Car seems to drive fine but would not call it a rocket, but have never... Trouble codes: P2261, P0299, P0128
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Timing chain VIN: 1N4AL11D75
Hello fellow technicians. I have one eating my lunch today. This car arrived as a no start blown head gasket coolant in #2 and #3 cylinders. R&R head for repair sent to machine shop for valve job and milling. I put it back together with new timing chains, guid...
1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L Leak VIN: 2P4GH2533S
This van has a coolant leak from under the intake manifold. The crossover tube was replaced by another shop. Removed manifold to inspect (thought maybe they cut an o ring).o rings ok. Checked manifold and head with straight edge, ok. No visible spots where hea...
1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2JB1242X
Hi fellow IATN Techs, hope some of you can help me out with this Sunfire. This was at another shop & towed in as a no start. They had put a new fuel pump & ign. coil. The car has no 12v power from the computer to the fuel pump relay(dk.green/white pin 8). Also...
2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Air Bag Light VIN: 5Y2SL62883
Hello all, I admit to being a little weak on air bag systems, that being said, this vibe has the air bag light on all the time, customer says its been on for over 2 years. My Verus scan tool says no codes, but the light remains on, I dont think the Verus is wo...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Charging VIN: 2G2WP522X4
This mystery for gm tech. Customer drove car in stated charging system failier message display. Check charge system under hood show 14.15v charging ok. Customer did stated while driving on hwy instrument clustor was dead for few second execept speedometor then...
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L air bag VIN: 2G2WR55407
Repalced all air bag component's for local body shop. Cleared codes and preform system test. On key up sir light flashes 7 times as normal then goes out, then returns flashing very slowly. Checked ALL modules for codes found none in any of them. Scratchin my h...
2005 Saab 9-7x Linear 4.2L awd VIN: 5SET13S652
hello and thanks for any ideas car feels like excessive 4wd engaged when driving slowly and turning-especially when backing up & turning...no codes in system. found bulletin for encoder sensor-symptom sounded exactly like complaint-replaced but still the same....
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L Steering lock VIN: YS3FH46U96
Hello saab techs: Have this 06 9-3 aero 6 cyl turbo manual transmission. Have a message on the display (steering wheel lock system failure contact saab dealer). When the key is removed from ignition I turn the steering wheel and it does not lock. Also radio st...
2003 Saturn LW300 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW84R13
We are unable to communicate with OBD. When disconnecting IAC fly by wire unit the fuel pump will come on, the fuel pressure is on and the vehicle can be started but cannot accelerated. When the wire is connected, the vehicle will stay at about 600-700 rpm. Th...
2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L engine VIN: 1JF1SG6567
We have two Subaru 2.5 engines that we have performed head gasket repairs on for coolant leaks (other is a 2000) and now both are consuming 1.5-2 quarts of oil every 800-1200 miles. We have found no leaks, no performance issues, good compression on both engine...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71KX5
This car presented in January with a complaint of start and stall or shut down while driving and cel on with P0101, P0102,P0304, and P2403 codes. We were not addressing the evap code at that time. I installed a VW Maf and cleared codes. Stall issue is correcte... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF low), P0102 (Maf), P0171 (Fuel correction at limit), P0300 (Multiple cyl misfire), P1475 (Also fails P2403)
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L head gasket VIN: WVWBD63B65
Well guys my nightmire is back again. Just installed new head gaskets 3000 miles ago. for water in the #3 hole now I have a misfire code and water in the #2 hole. I am posting to ask was anyone else haveing issues with this 1.8 awg engine with head gaskets lea...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Alternator VIN: WVWLK73CX7
The Car came in with a poor start complaint. Charged & checked battery, load tested at 110% after charge. Starter passed but alternator would only show 12.5V, and 8 to 12 amps at idle. We changed the alternator with a Bosch rebuilt unit. Unfortunately pretty ...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L battery VIN: YV1LS5546T
this car will draw the battery down in two to three days according to the customer. i have performed all the standard charge and draw testing protocals and have yet to duplicate the customers concern. this car has incountered this intermitant concern three tim...

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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E43
Thanks for the help but I was not able to solve this one. The customer decided to give me some more time to research this issue and will bring it back at his next oil change. Based on the replies I received I am leaning towards the B1S1 oxs because it is what ... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air/ incorrect flow detected).
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUML44E54
thanks for all the help we ck all the wires looked ok this car has the computer control mod built into the fan itself we replaced the fan and that was it
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WBAGD4327P
We are going to call this one fixed. It has been about a week and a half since we replaced the D.M.E. and fuel pump relays and I have not heard back from the customer. As they say, " No news is good news". Thank you all for your prompt replies and helping us g... 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).
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD5323V
We ended up sending this away to another shop with a different scan tool. It seems we were having a scan tool error. It is time to close this and we haven't heard back from the customer or the other shop. If we ever find out what was going on we will update...
2001 Chevrolet C-Series Kodiak C6H042 7.2L Fuel Gauge, cuise control VIN: 1GBK7H1C41
I thank the 3 people who offered help. Their suggestions do sound like they may help others that need ideas on a general direction to proceed with diagnostics. No useful information was given to me by the 3 respondents that offered help. I was not looking for ...
2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Filter VIN: 1GCCS19W02
WoW!! Yer Great, Got the LiL Guffer opened up. We found an inordinant amount of sludge in the pan, the Pressure Relief was in a fixed position from the sludge deposits. the filter also was full of the Goo. No metal is seen, I had the customer come by for a loo...
2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19X25
Thanks to everyone that took the time in replying and giving helpful info. This vehicle has no EGR, many said check vacuum leaks I had smoked the intake system several times and no leaks showed up. I sprayed carb cleaner and added propane along intake and... Trouble codes: P0306 (testing and results).
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.6L fuel tank won't fill VIN: 1GCJK33627
2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1GCG29YV57
I would like to thank all that responded to this request, Deke from Ohio was the closest to the actual fix, the problem was a cloged transmission cooler, our transmission guy came down and removed the outlet line from the cooler and then started the van, the f... Trouble codes: P0171, P0218.
2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Battery light comes on, traction light comes on
Well, unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) the customer called and said the vehicle did not act up all weekend so I don't have a fix for it. He did not want to bring it in until it acted up for us to diagnose. Thanks for all the inf...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HE66GXX
well I wish I could say I'm done but . new pcm fixed original tach inop problem. theft system still problem . have replaced skim also. tested wires ok only have 1 volt on buss line with scope. have not been able to locate module thats pulling it down I think I...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Belt VIN: 2B4GP2530Y
we added the belt tentioner plate and the owner said it must be fixed becausehe drove in some big rain storms and has not lost the belt. thanks a lot for the tips.i
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1D7HU18236
Thanks to all those that helped. Several people suggested spark plugs. We replaced them with no fix. Looked up TSB's and reflashes. Nothing applied. Customer took his vehicle and would not let us try anything else.
1993 Eagle Vision ESi 3.3L No Start VIN: 2E3ED56T8P
Hi all everyone pretty much hit this one dead on it was indeed the Crank Sensor It did not have enough output at cranking speed. Replaced with new sensor started right up. Thank You for the help i received. Trouble codes: 11 (no crank ref).
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L spark plug
the general consensus was timesert for early 4.6 and lisle 65600 for later 5.4 thank you
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP40452
ok so what happened was after i found an intake leak i changed the lower intake gasket and problem got worse. the boss drove the tires off of this thing until the sel came on again and it was cyl #6 misfire.we swapped out that injector even though it ohmed out...
2003 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRWO7323
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Valve Train VIN: 1FTPX02594
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSE35L15
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FDWF36PX5
Sorry customer declined further repairs, actually bailed on appointment for monday and when called said they didnt want it fixed right now. Probably better for all of us. Thanx for all suggestions will look into ficm power next time if im so lucky. Trouble codes: P0272, P0281, P0266, P0611.
1999 GMC cut away 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GBJG31RXX
I finally made the truck mess up while I was driving it with the scan tool reading data. It appears it goes severely lean on both banks. One of the drivers told me the problem is much worse after filling up. I saw the truck go lean, had full voltage at pump, c...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GKCT18W3Y
thnaks everyone again ,,,we took the vehicle for a another road test for the problem to occur and then pulled the master away from the brake booster to see if the front wheels became free again and sure enough they did ,,we ordered a brake boster replaved it a...
2006 Hummer H3 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5GTDN13646
Hi everyone: Thanks to all who replied. We did not fix this car. Based on about 98% of replies this car was sent to dealer. The basics was to swap coils and see if misfire moved. It did not in our case. Next test was a cylinder leak test. The specs should be n... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire).
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Hard start, no cooli VIN: KMHFKF35F6
iATN Members thank you once again for your help. The answer to my problem turned out to be one of spending to much time and not going back to basics. The cure was to be sure the right lead was plugged into the right connector. When checking connectors and appl... Trouble codes: P0343 (Cam shaft sensor high voltage input), P0118 (Engine temp. sensor high input/open in ground circuit between ECT and PCM), P0505 (IAC malfunction).
2005 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KM8JM72D25
I can say this vehicle hasn't been back and hasn't acted up since but refrain from calling it a fix as I don't know what we did to correct the problem, adopting a wait and see attitude. Posts from techs were as follows, "check for cam jumped or cam gear spun o... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306.
2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JNKCV54E25
Thank you all for your time and correct answers, the flywheel was not set correctly in the dowel pin, there was one smaller hole for it to correctly fit, there were seven other hole that it would fit and bolt up :( . anyway it is gone. BTW as for a duel mas... Trouble codes: P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024.
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Stop Lamps VIN: SAJDA14C82
Thank you so much for your replies. The security module was the fault. Found a used one online with matching numbers and replaced module. Problem fixed!
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L Transfer case VIN: JTJBT20X63
We did find one of the dowel pins missing, but to no avail. Internal inspection did not reveal anything. We did replace the operating sleeve and fork along with the detent ball and spring. The engine mounts appear to have quite a bit of movement, but the cl...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Misfire VIN: WDBUF70JX4
I ended up shipping the car on hopes all would be ok. So far so good, have not heard back. I did forget to mention in my request that I checked the vacuum and reset the adaptations. Thank for the tips. Thanks for responding!!
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM6533X
This one is finally fixed. Special thanks to Brad [...] who helped us through the wiring and how to do the testing. Turned out to be the PCM. Rebuilt unit with a flash did the trick. Thanks to all that replied. Trouble codes: P1633.
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L crank shaft VIN: JN1RZ24A4L
Thank you to everyone that replied. The tech stated that he turned this vehicle by hand but he must have ment with the key. Must have left that part out, number one cyl had 2 valve heads broke completly off the heads are at the head shop and all should go b...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No 2-3-4 Upshifts VIN: 1N4AL11E55
Well after coming to terms with the fact that I was going to have to get into this trans it was easy. This was every tech's nightmare have something that was obviously on the verge of breaking finishing the job in your bay. After towing the vehicle to my fav...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L fails emissions test VIN: 1G2NW52E11
I would like to thank everyone who replied. Ken from Illinois is the employee of the week at least at my shop. He opened my eyes to not looking over the simple things. It turned out I over looked the air intake temp sensor. It was reading a much colder reading...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 2G2WR52434
Thanks for everyones help. Maybe I should be a little more thorough. I had checked for a ground back at the connector in the rear and got one,so I (ass)umed that I was getting ground from the pcm. I decided to check for continuity on the ground wire from the p...
2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5YSL63855Z
As it turns out the returning CEL was due to an evap failure, not the P0171 code displayed previously. It's been gone for a while now without issue. Thanks for all the ideas guys! Trouble codes: P0171.
2005 Saab 9-7x Arc 5.3L t.case shift motor VIN: 5S3ET13M35
Well, after another couple days of chasing this gremlin, the customer has opted not to spend anymore money on the vehicle. Sorry to all those who offered their advice. I know it's nice to know what the fix was but unfortunately I didn't find it. Thank you all ...
2008 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GSC153788
The GM dealership said EVAP components are only 3yr 36k. I ohmed the solonoid out and it was 14 ohms. The solenoid still opened and closed good. I removed the solenoid and it was kinda corroded on the top. I got the ok to replace the solenoid and havn't heard ... Trouble codes: P0449 (Vent solenoid circuit problem).
2007 Subaru Outback XT Limited 2.5L Intermittant mill. VIN: YS4BP63C47
We used our friends OE Subaru tool, we reprogramed vehicle, ECU for engine & transmission. We also removed connector for ECU's of eng/trans and sprayed contact cleaner on them which also doubles as a electron "enhancer". The vehicles check engine lamp and warn... Trouble codes: 000 (No communication with Engine or Transmission ECUs), 000 (No communication with Engine or Transmission ECUs).
1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Cuts out, on down shift VIN: 4T1GB10E7S
costumer states that the problem is fixed and has not noticed it anymore. i changed the oil yesterday and went on a test drive and could not get it to act up. if problem ever returns i will let everyone know the outcome. i pulled the crank position sensor when...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L power windows VIN: 3VWSP69MX3
Thanks to all that replied, we have fixed this beast. The problem was the Data Bus On Board Diagnostic Interface, located in the dash cluster. We tried a used cluster and the windows would work, but we couldn't program the used cluster. We have installed a new...
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