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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L front blower VIN: 2HNYD18264
hello. i have this acura mdx that does not have front blower operation and no compressor operation. if i by-pass the resistor the blower motor comes on. i have checked the wiring from the blower transistor to the climate control module and wiring and pin fits ...
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Srs Light On VIN: 4USCH7320T
Customer picked up car and stated that srs light was on, not on when arrived. No one seems to remember if it was on, we had the car for 5 days and it was in and out of the shop a few times. Scanned with Modis 11.2 received code 1 ECU Internal Failure. Code wil...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63462
vehicle belongs to an up and coming tech's(apprentice's) MOM ... had cel on for lean codes left and right. engine performed acceptable with slight roughness at idle when cold(found plugs saturated with oil from inserts).. my observation was alternator bracket ...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33483
Hi All, This one came in with a check engine light and three Vanos related codes. I am at home now so I don't remember all the numbers, sorry I will add the code numbers tomorrow. But one of the original codes was a 104. The other two codes were two digit cod... Trouble codes: 104 (106 -), 106
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L top VIN: WBAEK73425
I have this 2005 645Ci with a top that will only close about half way at which point it stops and the red light at the switch starts flashing and the display says top not locked. I can then reopen the top completely or I can continue closing the top manually a...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM57N23
Vehicle came in with codes clear and pending codes p0154 insufficient activity bank 2 sensor 1. Did standard test for oxygen sensors using fuel enrichment and scope. Found oxygen sensor bad, recommended replacement of both front o2's. Vehicle left and came bac...
1986 Chevrolet El Camino Conquista 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3GCCW8DH7G
Hello everybody, and thanks in advance for responding. I have this 86 El Camino that will run fine for awhile then go to running rich, out of time and will hardly idle. I am leaning to the Prom in the ECM as the culprit, but wanted some info before I did. What...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16K1R
Thank you for your help on this one, it is driving me crazy. After tune up,(Jan 10, 2011) this truck ran great but within a week or so it started to act up when started cold. Then it would not run well at all when cold but ok when warm. Yesterday the customer ... Trouble codes: 33 (Map sensor circuit high), 45 (Rich exhaust)
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Data Link Connector VIN: 1G1YY32G7X
My fellow Iatn Buddies I have a real good one for you guys today. This vehicle came in a couple of weeks ago with it sucking water through the air intake and it froze up the motor. We installed a brand new factory motor. Vehicle starts runs good, but had a ch...
2001 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBEL19W41
Customer came back with the vehicle cutting out intermittantly at 60+MPH after at least 15 miles of driving. They did tell me that it did this proir to the fuel pump replacemant. I took the vehicle on a drive to recreate customers complaint. The vehicle cut ou... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire detected)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L No Start VIN: 1GCJK39G11
Hello, I'm looking for a little advice/tips on replacing the crankshaft sensor on this 8.1L. I have soaked it for 4 days with Kroil and still can not get it out. The top of the sensor is breaking. So I stopped before I break it off all the way. If I do break...
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L 4 Wheel Abs VIN: 3GNEK12T54
I,m trying to help a fellow shop owner. This is his brother truck and once in a while the brake pedal goes to the floor. No codes no lights. Thinking it's the HCU but I'm a Ford Tech. and would hope someone with more experience can shed some light to confirm t...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L #7 cylinder
Hi All- I have a 05 duramax LLY. Has bad midrange fuel knock on cyl #7 dosen't matter hot or cold. will fog out the shop and following cars in seconds. Have a Solus Scanner 11.2 update. Shut down #7 knock and smoke gone- so I replaced injector #7. Not much bet...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G1ZT51F66
This car came in with coolant in the oil. Pressure tested & nothing leaked externally but did loose presssure. Tested with exhaust analyzer & found HC in the coolant tank. Replaced head gasket. Came back 4 days later with coolant lost again. Pressure tested ov...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L shocks VIN: 1C4GP64L3Y
Hello everyone. Have not seen this one on a Chrysler mini van. It has a broken right rear upper shock mount. Does any one know if that part is replacable??? Help!!!
1992 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L Lash Adjustment VIN: 1P4GH4433N
Hi guys, replacing head gasket and can't find any information on which way the lash adjusters face, the hole up against the rocker or down on top of the spring. Thanks for your help. Jon
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L govener VIN: 3B7KF23DOV
Im having govener pressure problems on this truck.The customer had the trans rebuilt for a slipping condition,since then intermitingly the govener pressure will read incorrectly.The first time Igot in it to drive it the govener pres on the scan tool would stay...
2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L No Shift VIN: 1B3ES56C04
customer states that driving on freeway the car "died" and wasnt able to move the vehicle. came in on a tow truck and does not move under its own power. can push it in neutral but when select any gear the engine torques up to 2000 rpm like you have the brake a...
2008 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KA53H88
Hi guys please help this car is driving us crazy.first we replace oil w/ correct oil drove for 1 day then replaced again. Since then every time i drive car it gets differant codes.all data looks good while driving car but int. Stalls at stop signs.ck all wirin... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P1128 (Not in closed loop rt bank), P1129 (Not in closed loop lt bank), P0335, P1541 (Wrong oil)
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FMCU24X9T
we are having a hard time bleeding the clutch on this truck. we replaced the clutch, slave cylinder and line. anybody know of a sure fire way to bleed this system. we have a very soft pedal and can not put the truck into gear when its running because the clutc...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FALP52U4V
Well im stumped on this one [...] tarus transmission start the car pute into drive no go let set running for about 15 20 minuits drive just fine like new no codes
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L battery VIN: 1FALP53S7V
hello all,i have one here that has a parasitic draw. it starts at 1.2amps, within one minute, drops to .4a I have isolated it to fuse # 23 of the i/p fuse block (5a fuse). this is for the gem, rap, and pats sytem. instinct is to call GEM module defect, and i w...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Abs VIN: 1FAFP6633X
Ok, i am tired of wierd problems. Help!!! car came in with complaint of brakes not working, noise heard, customer can't describe. After checking it out, roadtest verified abs activating on near stops. When not required. After visual inspection i found broken t...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWX32F2X
Thanks for taking the time to help. This Ford was towed in for a cranks, but no start. We charged the batteries, and scanned it. Based on codes and trouble tree diagnostics, we did the following: New #8 injector, New EBP sensor, EBP tube was replaced due to re... Trouble codes: P0231 (Fuel pump secondary circuit low), P0284 (Cyl 8 balance fault), P0470 (Exh back pressure), P0476 (Map/boost pressure fault)
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAHP38372
We have an intermittent battery drain. If the vehicle sits for 2-3 days the battery goes dead. We have replaced the battery and tested the charging and starting systems. When the battery does go dead it is completely flat 0 volts. We have been working on this ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L power windows VIN: 1FDWFR5434
I have tracked this down to the ground at the switch is weak and that ground apparently is G900 and goes god knows where. When I went separate ground to the switch the window worked on the driver side only. I am not sure if the issue is in the door or under th...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTSE34L74
hello. my issue is while braking the steering wheel moves left and the van pulls left. unsure if it did it before the brake work. the front calipers were leaking through the piston seal. the red brake warning light had been coming on and off for years. now it ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW21P34
We replaced the heads (they were badly cracked) and the turbo (there was to much corrosion and the unison ring was badly worn) recently on this truck. It runs great, balance test is perfect. Cannot do cranking compression test with IDS, the truck will start du... Trouble codes: P0299
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FT5X20P97
Having some drivability problems with this 6.0. Found loose battery cable, replaqced the cable but it still has a bad idle. it will spike up for a split second every 5 sec or so... When I monitor the FICM LPWR 2.88 volts FICM VPWR 2.88 volts FICM MPWR 12 volts...
2008 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L GEM Module VIN: 1FMFU16568
Hey guys, My problem is that my boss wants his keypad entry number changed. The local Ford dealer said I need to change the smart junctio block. Which I did, after a 6 month wait for back orders and such.Then I had to take to dealer for a flash program, becaus...
2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Abs VIN: 3GKFK16T5Y
Vehicle came in with 2 ABS codes c0227 and c0225. Both for front left wheel spd sensor. Changed sensor and cleaned senor mating surface and bore. ABS light is off and no codes but ABS still activates at low speeds. Pulled right side wheel apart and found senso...
2003 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTDT19X43
truck came in for emissions readiness test not complete cat and evap won't set. car has a slightly rough idle and under load mil flashes dtd po303. new plugs were put in and another garage had told them the cats where blocked.. we put on two new cats. same res... Trouble codes: P0303
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L ipc , and no start VIN: 2GTEK19J29
truck was towed in for no start ipc takes for ever to wake up no codes in truck prndl has no lines under it truck will not crank can not communicate with the following ipc , abs , ebcm , ddm , have checked all fuses all ok , removed fuse box and no corrosion h...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L keep ALIVE POWER VIN: 1HGCM66534
No running issue at all but fails I/M tests due to computer resetting readiness tests after each shutdown. Suspecting keep alive memory is non existant but unable to find any circuit to computer that is "hot at all times" from Mitchell and all fuses visually...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Neutral Saftey Switch Mlp VIN: 4S2CK58W9X
We traced the problem down to a intermitent short in the trans range b circuit, we tried unpluging the alarm relay control unit. No results and a wiggle test got us nowhere. We know the circuit goes to several other components but cannot seem to find the short...
1992 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L axle disconnect VIN: 2J4FY29S4N
hey guys,this should be simple for jeep guys.got a 92 wrangler with command trac axle disconnect.every thing works perfect except the fork doesnt move the collar far enough to lock the axles.the vac.pod works,the fork bottms all the way to the left,but somthin...
2004 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L No Up Shift VIN: KNDJD73323
Goodmorning, Hope all is well.The transmission has been replaced two times,the transmission computer has been replaced.It will not shift out of first gear unless i i let the rpms go above normal and i have to play with the gas then it will shift.it does the sa...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1242X
I have a 99 discovery 2 that was towed in as a no start. upon first glance i found that the alternator battery cable had melted and grounded out on the exhaust manifold and blown the 150 amp main fuse. I replace the fuse and repaired the alternator cable. I th...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALNY22294
Hello All, Engine idles poorly and will not rev until you clear the trouble code.Then it idles as good as this engine can until you restart it.Back to poor idle until you clear the code again. The throttle motors on this engine seem to lose its adaption afte... Trouble codes: P1636 (Throttle position adaption)
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L battery VIN: JTHBN36F24
Greetings Fellow Technicians, Have a real head scratcher here. When I cycle the key from off to on then off again. I end up with a one amp draw. The only way I have found to make the draw go away is to unhook a battery cable then reinstall. Then the draw will ...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM82W83
Car came in couple months ago with misfire on #2 cylinder. Replace the ignition coil, sent on its way. Came back, replaced the #2 spark plug and coil again. Still had same problem. Cut and installed new test wire for coil control from pcm to affected coil. Cod... Trouble codes: P0352 (Coil driver circuit 2 cylinder)
2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A65
I have a Lincoln LS that will set lean codes on the second trip every time. Some times it sets a p0300 when it idles rough but not always. On light acceleration it has terrible spark knock, but seems to clear up and run good if you give it a decent amount of p... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2), P0300 (Multiple misfire), P0316 (Missfire on startup)
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Brake Warning Light VIN: JMIBK14374
Brke fluid leaked out of left rear brake caliper a month after 60k service. Dash brake warning light will not go out. I have thouroghly bled brake system, have disconnected the fluid level sensor and e-brake wire. Car is not equipped with anti-lock. Looks like...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L srs and trans shift and radio VIN: WDBUF26J05
we have a 2005 mercedes e320 cdi that the customer decided that he did no want the in car cell phone in doing this he cut the phone cradle cord in the center console. in doing this he now has no radio and trans shift is very quick and the srs light is on and w...
2006 Mercury Monterey Luxury 4.2L coolant reservoir VIN: 2MRDA222X6
car does not overheat and no smell of antifreeze evident.car loses pressure and antifreeze.
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Electronic VIN: WMWRC33483
Customer states and I have been able to duplicate that when the trans is shifted manually only the ses light comes on and sets a P0705 code. My alldata gives me no diag for this code and I hav no scan tool for this car. Thanks for any help or direction...
2005 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L srs VIN: 4A3AB36F15
Got this 05 Galant with the srs light on and a code B1404- drivers air bag module(1st squibb ignition drive circuit)system detected short circuit. Not one case of this on iatn or identifix. Mitchell and Alldata basically have no information to help diagnose th...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D83
Vehicle came in running with a blown head gasket, cylinder head cracked, misfire on washed out number 4 cylinder. customer requested replacing engine with used unit with less mileage. found an engine out of an 05, same engine, everything bolted up and plugged ...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D83
need to know how to relearn idle, steps given wont take.
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L hvac VIN: 3N1CB51D34
Vehicle came in with poor heat at idle, heat warms right up above 1000 rpm's. Flushed heater core and found high hydrocarbons in coolant so we replaced head gasket which was split. We still have no heat at idle. Any suggestions? Engine comes right up to temp a...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L heater VIN: 1N4BA41E45
complaint is no heat in traffic. replaced t-stat w/oem, flushed system, heat turns cold at idle, like clogged core-but actually seems to flow OK. is there some kind of flow valve I cant find? also tried to bleed with a funnel fill while lifting front off groun...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WH52HX1
Hi guys. This Intrigue has a strange problem. When trying to start the car, sometimes the dash will flash all the warning lights three or four times, then stop and go back to normal function. While this is happening, the car will not crank. After the flashing,...
2003 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G8AG52FX3
I(ve tried to use the 30 minutes relearn procedure on this passlock system without success. The theft lite started to blink as soon as I crank the engine and never stopped. any clues ? thanks for your help.
2001 Suzuki Vitara JX 2.0L MIL light VIN: 2S3TE52VX1
The "service engine soon" light came on. How can this light be turned off? Where is the OBDII connector located on this vehicle? What is the recommended interval to change spark plugs and coils?
1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L gauge VIN: K1WU295645
Hello toyota gurus, i have a 1998 toyota camry, 2.2l 4 cylinder, recently replaced water pump, timing belt, radiator, cap, and all cooling sensors, have a problem with the gauge, gauge will peg out in the red and the car will not be overheating, according to s...
2004 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E94
I replaced the instument cluster because it was not picking up info from the speed sensor that I had diagnosed a few months ago. On my test drive the vehicle started to run rough and surge at idle only. I had not test drove before replacing cluster. I put the ... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 300 (multiple miss fires), 301 (01-04 misfires)
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWCB21C82
customer comes in with A/C inop. We replace a blown fuse#s180, and system comes on and is low on charge. We charge system to proper amount, all is good customer leaves. Today customer is back, and fuse is blown again. We start checking, can see the fuse bracke...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L many VIN: YV1TS90D0X
We are diagnosing a problem that affects several computers and many functions that cause running problem, cluster problems, ABS (STC), and a few others. There are several codes CEM-E000, ECM-E003, and TCM-E003 that usually come back quickly. If driven, many mo...

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2006 Audi A4 3.2L RainSense Wiper VIN: WAUAH78E16
It is fixed. Several replies agreed that the coding/adaptions may have reset themselves when the key was turned on with the sensor unplugged. Several replies suggested that the cause may be the non-Audi windshield. (it was a PPG windshield). Well - I rechecked...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L tranny VIN: WBADD6324V
Ok so Im closing this one as boss doesnt want to go any further.I replaced the rf abs sensor as wires were broken @ sensor end.light stays off untill driven.Pulled rf bearing found rubber incapsulated "ring"damaged in 3 spots.replaced bearing asm.still had lig...
1998 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Unknown VIN: WBSCK9339W
Thanks for allthe responses. The problem turned out to be that the starter was not fully retracting and was hitting the ring gear. I had suspected this but because the was not very loud I did not persue it at first. One reply to an earlier request about a ca...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6336X
Fixed FINALLY! Okay, so jeff thanks. I went to and read what they say about repairing the vanos. they sent us a kit, and i replaced all of the o rings. installed back the vanos unit and associated bits. filled the car with coolant and... Trouble codes: P0101, P0441.
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19X03
hi i whant to thank everyone for your help. the fix ended up being water driping on the computer .as yous know its by the master cylinder this thing must have been in an acident.so what i did was opened computer up cleaned with electrical spray and dried and s...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L theft deterrent VIN: 1GCHK29215
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cruise control VIN: 3B7KF23D8V
Sorry for taking so long to close this help request. The vehicle is been gone for a while. just got too busy; but anyway. Thanks Andy for your sugestion it ended-up being the cruise control swtch. I also put a new brake switch; sense they are not too expensive...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1D7HU18N43
This Dodge Ram lives again. Thanks to everyone who replied. All the information was really helpful. Terry was bang on about the fact the system wont reboot after the fact and needed a key cycle. I unhooked the radio, abs, heater controls, pulled the instrument... Trouble codes: P0353 (ignition coil 3 primary circuit).
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L no shift VIN: 1D7KS28C26
I want to thank all who replied, simply put I missed what the data PIDS were telling me - even though all solenoids were replaced (OEM) at rebuild, the Gov. Pres. Solenoid was the problem, intermitten high pressure readings in gear at idle, should have caught...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Loss of power VIN: 1FACP40M8M
Thanks for all the ideas. The last 2 things I did before the final road test that did not produce the symptom was to check the plugs and regap them and to remove the EGR valve and clean it with carb cleaner. Running fine during 15 mile road test, no symptoms... Trouble codes: 172 (O2 lack of switching lean).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
thank u all. sorry just now getting back to u. yes, we did ohm check them but stranger things have happened w/resistance checks. ran truck w/vavle covers off and found oil flow out of 3 injectors to be diff than rest of them. replace 3 injectors and ok!
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Timingchain/Valve Train VIN: 1FMYUO310K
Thank you everyone for your info.We already did the cam journal thing, went to manual oil pressure gauge not the problem, plenty of pressure. Brought our best engine builder over to listen to the engine from start up cold(no noise) to operating temp (ticks an...
2003 Ford transit 2.4L No Start
Hi, Sorry for my late response. First of all there is no low pressure fuel pump in the tank. I managed to started vehicle with applying pressure to the fuel tank. I think it was the problem with fuel filter it was after market and it was leaking/sucking air. ...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L engine VIN: 1F7YR14U93
Well, it took a while on this one as it was a dealer vehicle and he wanted some of his other cars done befoe we got back to this one. We received responses about oil pressure both hot and cold, which was well withing specs. The roller lifters were in questio...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L fuse 15 (15 amp) VIN: 1FMDU85W33
thank you for all your help. i love iatn its the best and we are iatn. i wiggled all the wires i could find trying to get this ford to pop the breaker i had installed. i put a fuse in it and its still not poping the fuse. so i think its one of those that i acc...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Spark plugs VIN: 1FTNF20585
Thank you for all the responses. Rob, you got it correct I was being too gentle and not pushing the porcelain down far enough. See when the plugs broke they left porcelain above the tip instead of breaking flush so I needed to bottom the tool all the way down...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTWW31595
Well, Got this one back in on 4-19 and replaced the Fuse Block. The fuel pump relay was the problem. Why they have to build it into the 300 dollar fuse block dumbfounds me. The fuse block fixed this vehicle and all is great now. I would like to thank all of yo...
2006 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP36N97
I fixed the car today I took the hoses off and blew air throw them. I jumped the air pump relay and had good flow so I hooked one hose up at a time till it got restricted. when I got to the air valve it got restricted. there was some air but not alot and it st... Trouble codes: P0410, P0491.
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: IFMEU73886
A combination of all your removal hints as well as reading TSB 08-7-6 helped in the intact removal of all 8 sparkplugs from the '06 4.6 Explorer. Here's the drill; I took Keith's advice, ran two cans of PM3 thru the 4.6 but I used the left v.c. PCV hose as a v...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W3Y
Thanks for all the tips and suggestions everyone. Bottom line was it ended up being a fuel pump / connection issue. The pressure never dropped below 55 psi even when it was running crappy and backfiring. The last time I went to drive it with the pressure gauge...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35V0X
Thanks all you guys for the excellent responses, I think it boiled down to a TCM reprogram. Customer declined fix, decided to trade in car for something else. Look out! someone may buy it and might end up in your hands. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0743, P1600 (Have no idea).
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Cooling fans VIN: SAJEA51D82
I received no useful information. I don't know why everyone's answer for everything is to disconnect the battery. That just drives me crazy. Since I know the module is bad because the left fan does not work the customer is saving money so we can put in a new o...
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5231W
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L auxillary water pump VIN: 4JGAB7583A
Thanks to Steve, Avanish and Mark for all the info. I found the next morning that the recirc pump was very loud and cutting in and out. The heater controls are working as they should. New pump is on order as well as the belt and tensioner. Thanks again for hel...
1988 Nissan D21 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N6ND11S6J
Had to replaced the coil and the ignitor and truck runs good
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Ign. Mod. Runs hot VIN: JT4VN93D3K
most said ignitor runs hot it seems to be ok i also talked to tech support from starand igniton they said also check current ramp and dwell is noromal 8 - 12 deg. at idle is good 2k rpm is about 22 deg. witch is ok. we don't have a low amp prob. for our genysi...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M51
First of all I want to thank everybody fro there help. The oil pressure issue was just a false alarm. The owner seen the light after the car stalled. I tried a maf but that didn't help. I cleaned the throttle body (light film of oil) and the car runs fine.... Trouble codes: P1137 (Fuel trim bank 1 add system too rich), P1176 (Bank 1 O2 sensor correction behind catalyst control limit reached), P1297 (Pressure drop between turbo and throttle valve).
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWFB21J52
The new MAF sensor was boxed wrong, wasn't a intergrated temp sensor MAF. Installed new correct part and all codes went away and runs great, New cat installed, shouldn't have a problem passing emissions now. Thanks for the help Ontario, Canada Dave Trouble codes: P0113.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L No Start, VIN: 3VWRL71K79
Hello and thanks everyone. After rechecking all our work and reading the various replies I am certain the high pressure pump that feeds the injectors has a problem and will fail. The customer decided since he has AAA plus he will drive it and try to clean it ...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Unknown VIN: YV1CZ91H44
Before explaining the fixing I have to specially thanks to Dave from Florida, Dave you help me opening my mind to the right path. The problem was the input speed sensor. The way I found out was by using a external 5 volt supplier ( a voltage reducer from Radi...
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