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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L brakes VIN: 2HNYD18691
vehicle came in with classic failed master cylinder symptoms, pedal going to floor intermittently. replaced master with new master, bled system as per Acura - lf, rf, rr, lr. still no brake pedal, test drove to induce abs event, still no pedal. master was succ...
2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Shift Interlock VIN: WAULT68E92
Hi, Vehicle came in with the complaint of not being able to shift out of park. Performed scan test, code P1763 stored. Cleared codes and P1762 came back. Scan data shows proper operation of brake switch input. Interlock solenoid energizes and deenergizes when ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGH83491
Hello BMW techs,this is my frend car he just brings in yesterday.He said just happened this morning car ran flawlessly except a cloud smoke during start up,ran a while and no more smoke and parking a while come back start it up a cloud smoke come out.I just op...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Radio VIN: 4USBT53433
Dear Bmw firends, here his another trial and error repair. The radio works great, however if set on any memory station it "losses" the signal and displays: 'MODE OFF" 'DISABLED' and sound goes away, if you press another station radio works again for a little ...
2006 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.5L suspension VIN: 3G5DA03LX6
This Vehicle has bumping noise what seems to be in right front. We replaced both front struts and mounting plates after going over vehicle and not finding any obvious wear in anything but noise is still present. I can apply light pressure on brake and noise is...
2006 Cadillac STS 3.6L Headlamps VIN: 1G6DW67796
Hi All, We replaced the headlamps and marker bulbs on this Caddy and ever since the headlamps have fogged up. This car is NOT equipped with HID. GE bulbs were used. NOTE: Due to difficulty to access the headlamps on this car we used LED maker bulbs due to long...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCEC19M8T
Hope someone can help with this one, I replaced the motor in my brothers truck(w/ rebuild) replaced the dist w/ cap, rotor , spark plugs, wires, new water pump, t-stat,fuel filter,misc. He drove it for about a week & said it had surged once, and hadn't done it...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L security VIN: 2G1WF55K61
Replaced cat did pcm reflash and alarm relaern with a tech 2 through tis website. Car starts and runs but after 30 seconds the security light comes on and stays on. THe car will continue to run and light will stay on all the time. Shut off the car and restarts...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Cooling fans VIN: 2GCEK13T06
Truck came back with cooling fans stuck on low. Rescanned P0480 reset (low speed cooling fans circuit), Can command low, med, and high speed fans both on and off. Both left and right fans run on low speed with key off only. If key is cycled to on fans turn off...
2009 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Electronic VIN: 1GCHG39K09
This vehicle is consistently setting code PO894. The transmission filter and fluid was serviced at 38000 miles and the fluid looks good. I have found a TSB concerning this code stating to drop pan and check inside of filter for containments and if anything fou...
2010 Chevrolet hhr 2.2L Misfire VIN: 3GNBAADB7A
Came in with check engine lt on. Scan tool showed 300 miss, 172 rich, and 1174 trim balance. Swapped coil and plug with another cylinder, but miss stayed in same place. Smoke test was performed on evap system but no leaks were detected. Also, blocked off evap ... Trouble codes: P0300, 172 (rich), 1174 (trim balance)
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L runability VIN: 2B4GP4433V
vehicle runs good until about [...] degrees Fahrenheit then iac starts hunting,o2 starts dropping voltage indicating lean map looks normal around 20 inches,fuel injectors are opening to 3 to 4 ms,try to accelerate and backfires o2 go full lean injectors ste...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L reverse VIN: 1B7HF16Y4W
tranny worked fine for 90 miles then customer complained of no reverse, after checking it slips in reverse only, other gears ok. fluid level ok,checked our work the linkage we had off for seal r&r,they are slotted non anjustable at least where we removed them....
2008 Dodge Avenger SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3LC46K08
OkÖ needed some help here? I have this 08 Dodge Avenger It came in some time ago With this P1607 code, they had jump start and had a battery put in it.( couldnít get them to tell us if check engine light was on before or not its daughters car) So I clear the c... Trouble codes: P1607 (PCM internal shutdown timer slow rationality)
1984 Ford Ranger S 2.8L starter VIN: 1FTCR1153E
hey all you ford guys, this thing has everyone here stumped. truck came in with no crank, starter just grinds would not turn engine over. we pulled engine and replaced flywheel,bellhousing and starter. it stills does same thing, anyone got any ideas what to lo...
1991 Ford Bronco XL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEV15N2M
This veh. came from another shop so I'm not positive about history.It has a rough idle-misfire on acceleration{more noticable under medium accel-when floored just seems to have low power]-black smoke out exhaust.The shop it came from replaced engine with jaspe...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTJS34G8S
This van came to me from another shop. They replaced the secondary ignition and the fuel pump. Customer stated that he needed a smog check and they recomended a CAt. Thats when he came to me. The car has a stumble at idle. If i feed it carb spray it goes awa...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX18LOY
Engine will misfire under light accel then will go away. When leaving a stop light misfire on take off but goes away. Once at 55-60 mph you can slowly depress the gas pedal and engine will misfire on all 8 cylinders including number 3. After a approximately 6 ...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L electronic radiator fan VIN: 1FAFP34331
good morning fellow techs, this is my first help request. a preious tech was working on this vehicle, he is out sick for the week so I inherited the job. He replaced bad head gasket, thermostat, anti freeze, head temp sensor, and at idle the vehicle would over...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAHP56S61
Thanks in advance. Looking for some input, replaced fuel pump at 129,000 with Motorcraft pump,approx 3 months ago,and then again 2 weeks ago thinking it was a defective pump. Tonight no-start again no fuel pressure. Is there a common issue with this vehicle in...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Vents VIN: 1FAHP59UX2
No cold air. Low side lines frosted/ very cold. Appears that accumulator is frosted and between the accumulator and compressor line is frozen the most. Also, the compressor does not cycle off in any position, and doesn't cycle on without putting on Max A/C or ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTSW21P65
Vehicle came in with a no start condition. Found low oil pressure in the high pressure oil system. Replaced high pressure oil pump and IPR. Vehicle now starts, but the desired ICP reading jumps from 580 psi to 870 psi at idle and the truck revs up sporatically... Trouble codes: 2284 (Injector Control Pressure Circuit Range Performance)
2008 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF12228
The truck is running rich on bank 1 ( cyls 2-3 only ) The long and short fuel trim are 15-20% on bank 1 and 0% on bank 2. We also dropped the exhaust on bank one and no change. The o2 is reading leaner on Bank 1 but not enough to cause the plugs to be black on...
2001 Geo PRIZM 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1Y1SK52881
engine has a strange tapping noise that comes and goes.I thought noise was play in timing chain so i replaced the timing chain tensioner and retested. noise is still present. with vehicle idling noise will come and go with no rhyme or reason. the longest it wi...
2001 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDM19W61
Vehicle idles rough all the time, hot or cold. Runs perfect off idle with no misfires. Towes a trailer no problem with plenty of power. Cyl number 5 and 6 racking up misfires constantly at idle. Smoke tested intake with no external leaks found. Trouble codes: P0155, P0300, P0452
2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L abs VIN: 2HJYK16256
HI all, I have this ridgeline here and i installed a new wheel bearing but damaged the axleboot. I replaced axle boot and reinstalled every thing but im not getting wheel speed signal from that side. The sensor is fine, but i was reading some other posts that ...
2006 Hummer H3 3.5L Tpms VIN: 5GTDN13646
Vehicle came in for service TPMS message on dash. When going to learn mode, horn chirps twice and icon flashes, just like it is supposed to. Then I go to each wheel, activate the sensor, horn chirps once for each wheel. After the fourth chirp, the light should...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Unable to pump fuel VIN: 4S2DM58W9Y
2000 Rodeo Customer is unable to pump gas into tank,it takes about 3 minutes to get a gallon of gas into the tank or it will back up in the filler tube,this complaint has been verified.I ran wire from the cap to the tank on the vent tube it is clear.I also rem...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJHX1240W
This jaguar will just stall while driving down the road. It will restart right away. We have scanned for codes & found none. We monitored fuel pressure while driving and fuel pressure remains constant even when engine stalls. We have read some of the other pos...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Noise, codes VIN: SAJDA03NX2
Vehicle came in initially for running rough at idle and misfiring. I heard a vacuum leak but could not pinpoint it. Smoked intake, and found a leak at lower intake gaskets, upper diverter valve o-ring, and somewhere under all the intakes but couldn't pinpoint ... Trouble codes: P1383 (Vvt over-retarded bank 1), P1388 (Vvt over-retarded bank 2)
1991 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4FJ78SXM
I have the bendix 9 brake system in my jeep,it requires extra pedal effort to stop, I have already replaced the booster pump/motor. I dont have much experience diagnosing or repairing these types of brake systems, any help or advice would be appreciated, thank...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition 4.7L ABS Light, Speedo VIN: 1J4GX48N44
When driving down the road intermittently the ABS light will illuminate and the speedometer will die (go to zero). The speedo will come back to life but the ABS light will stay on until the ignition is cycled. Pulled codes 24 system undervoltage and 26 bus com... Trouble codes: 24 (ABS system undervoltage), 26 (ABS bus comm failure), P0500 (ECM no VSS detected), P0700 (ECM trans fault present), P1794 (TCM speed sensor ground error), P1790 (TCM fault immediately after a shift)
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALTW12451
Coolant leak at timing cover/block area, water pump attaches to timing cover and feeds coolant through timing cover-the gasket at the block to timing cover is leaking, need to know how dificult and do you req replacing oil pan gasket, etc. Any help appreciated...
1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L Unknown VIN: JT6HJ88J5V
Vehicle came in with a spongy pedal, with no real stopping power. Test driving the car, you can stand on the pedal and the vehicle will slow down, just lacking any real power. albeit no abs activation or wheel lockup. We put a new master cylinder on the car, ...
1995 Mazda B2300 2.3L Transfer Case VIN: 4F4CR13A0S
The vehicle came in with both" 4WD & 4WD Low" lights flashing on the instrument panel and transfer case not engaging into 4WD. The lights will flash 3 times and stop. There was a P1838, " T-Case shift motor circuit fault, code. Put the vehicle on the rack to ...
1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Cuts out VIN: JM1BB1418T
Original repair came in wouldn't hardly run and misfiring badly--found oil and water down center of valve covers and a spider nest in distributor cap--repalced the bad parts--reseaqled valve cover ran extremly poor with no idle control and had to baby just to ...
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB35381
Hi i have this Miata that does not start it cranks but it has no spark and no injector pulse, no rpm on the scanner i scanned it and had code for crank sensor checked sensor and it worked fine cleared codes cranked engine and no codes, checked cam sensor and i...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Stall VIN: JM1FE17384
I have this RX8 running lean at idle only, if i disconnect the MAF sensor car rans great , no missfire.At idle with Maf connected car runs lean,won't idle ,fuel trim goes to +25. I disconnected the O2 sensor to see if it's stuck, but still does the same thing.... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S41
Ladies and Gentlemen,I'm not in the habit of asking for help, but this time there is too many summaries in the knowledge base to feel strongly about what direction to go without too much tail chasing!? She brings it back with this code and intermittant misfire... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder one misfire)
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y9W
This one was presented to me as a no start & had been to 5, count em 5 other shops with no joy!!! after fixing all the other problems that I assume were caused by the plethora of cooks in this little dish, Im left with the following, engine cranks at good spee...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4DL01D61
Thanks in advance. I have this Altima here that I really need help on. What it does is intermittantly the vehicle will surge badly, in or out of gear, from about 1500 rpm to about 2500 rpm as long as the throttle is open anywhere above about .9 volts tps. When...
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L p/n switch VIN: JN1DA31AX3
Hey everybody!I have this maxima here with code p1706 for the p/n switch,customer bought this car 2 weeks ago and he said the check engine light came on just after he got the car register.he not even like the car,the reason he bought is just because it got low...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No LT fuel trim VIN: 1N4BA41E35
This is not a transmission problem. Diag revealed low line pressure a few lbs at idle, 50-80 low at WOT. Trans tech says without LTFT trans will not work correctly. We've spent several hrs repairing out of range ECT, one dead TPS (veh has 2) reman VB installed...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L p1860 VIN: 1G3WX52H94
start car has hyd-grown will move but slips for 15 sec then will not move at all in any gear as if in nuetral also wine is gone
2007 Other Asian TC 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JTKDE17737
I have a 2007 scion tc that came in to the shop with p0302 cylinder #2 misfire. The car has a definite mis at an idle on #2, swapped the spark plug, the coil, and the injector to different cylinders and still had a miss on #2. Ran a compression test (wet) cyl ...
1982 Porsche 924 Turbo 2.0L wire connect VIN: WPOAA0937C
I'm hoping that someone can help me, I had a helper working on this car and the helper pulled a connector off. But the connector fell apart and now I have 6 wires that came out of the holder. I've looked through my diagrams, called the dealer (still waiting th...
2007 Saturn Aura XE 3.5L Cruise/Rev Lights/Pwr Locks VIN: 1G8ZS57N17
The customerís complaint is the Cruise Control, Reverse Lights and Auto Locks are all inoperative. Iím thinking ďOK itís probably the trans range switch." But apparently NO. I suspected the trans range switch because that could be related to all three affected...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L No power VIN: JTDBT1236Y
This car has no power.I have tried known good maf sensor,checked compression 160 psi,no codes in pcm,checked fuel pressure good@ 47psi,checked vvt solenoid by powering it up,and car stalled,checked for restricted exhaust ok.It feels like timings out or restric...
2003 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L Speed Sensor VIN: 2T1KY383C1
This Matrix came in with PO500B Speed Sensor code. The sensor(on Trans), had trans. fluid inside of connector. It was replaced. No change. After clearing code, vehicle is started and ABS & Red Brake light come on and stay on. After accelerating, speedometer do...
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L dome light draw VIN: 5TDBA23C44
This very clean Sienna van (with no add-ons) has a draw on the battery of .08 amps (almost a full tenth of an amp) when the dome lamp switch is in the "door" mode, the dome lamps light when the doors are open. One mode is off, no dome lamps, and the draw drops...
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L air bags VIN: WVWCB515XN
replaced voltage stabilizer for instrument cluster, vehicle was started and moved before cluster was reinstalled - now air bag indicators are on - Pre OBDII, have no access to VAG or Baum scan tool, found a procedure on line where shorting two terminals on the...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YV1TS94D81
Hi Guys This car warms up normally about half way then when you rev it up it stalls. no codes. It has a little high LTFT. After that it just stalls allot or barely runs. I'm thinking throttle valve but I wanted to look at it in action. I removed the intake tu...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1R561T04
Hello all. This car has been a ongoing issue for years. You will come out to car and will start then die like fuel pump not powered up. Always will have communication codes. I have never had an actual duplication. I tested can network 3 weeks ago when was not ...

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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L front blower VIN: 2HNYD18264
hello all. the fix for this vehicle ended up being the climate control unit. picked one up from the salvage yard pluged it in and now all is good. thanks again for all of your replies. mike.
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Comfort Entry Access VIN: WBAHN83566
Thanks for all the replies and most was dead on. The problem was the drivers door handle. Seems like BMW has issues with the sensor inside the handle. Replaced handle and drivers door unlocks automatically with key on person as should. Ordered handle from deal...
2005 Buick Rendezvous Ultra 3.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DA03765
replaced vent valve & purge solenoid so far so good thanks everyone for the help Trouble codes: P0449.
2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L Front Differential
Thank you for all of the excellent responses. The customer is reviewing their options and therefore I have not performed the repair at this time. Without the iATN responses I received for this Escalade I would have had many hours in this vehicle with only bad ...
2002 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNCS18WX2
Well, I thought this thing would be back so we could fix it. Customer ran out of money so he should be back soon. We ended up pulling the valve cover and put a straight edge on the valve stem on #6 exh valve was to high. So when he get some funds we will b... Trouble codes: P0300 (missfire).
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S23
By most of the replies I am thinking that it is either a temp sending unit or a thermostat I have ordered both and still waiting for the customer to come back. As soon as I fix this I will update this request. Trouble codes: P0128 (Coolant temperature below thermostat regulating temp).
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L engine VIN: 2C3HD36M14
Well unfortunately by the time I got a chance to fix the car she decided to junk it so I will never know what the problem was but thanks again to everyone
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L No Upshift VIN: 3C8FY68B02
This one is fixed! I hooked up my meter again on the power inputs to the TCM again. Finally saw what I needed to see. The wire "Fused B+ RD/WT" was only reading 9.4volts at the TCM. So I pulled the PDC and back probed splice S133 and it read 12.4 volts. H...
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cluster, door locks VIN: 3A4FY4817T
Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) defective. Replaced with used unit. Not my first choice, but given the cost of a new one ($650), a used seemed more viable. I decided on replacing this because of the blanket of issues surfacing in totally unrelated syste...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 2B5WB5Z21K
so i shot myself in the foot with this one...the original diagnosis was correct, the pcm was bad ,and the pcm i got from dodge was a piece of crap. dodge sent me a new one and the thing fired right up.thanks for all of your input you guys reassured me i was on...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1D7HUI8D33
As posted, this was an intermittent problem and I wasn't sure the problem was fixed without driving it for a week or so.The feedback I received was pretty much all the same, everyone agreed it was in the throttlebody. Some said clean and possibly reprogram ecm... Trouble codes: P2106, P2175.
2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1B3ES56C73
Found computer was not grounded, bracket was rusted, did not ground to chassis, clean bracket and bolts to have good ground, car runs fine. Thanks every one.
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L coolant fan VIN: 1D4GP24R45
thank you to all who replied. most replies pointed toward the relay and being that the relay is far less expensive i installed one and it has taken care of the problem so far. thanks again and have a good day.
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie 5.9L Compression VIN: C55G754141
Thank you for all the help, rockers were moving properly and lash was good while performing compression test. I have not pulled #6 piston but it sounds like everything is in the rings. I kinda suspected as much, just didn't want to miss anything silly before...
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FALP53SXV
Sorry for the length of time, but the vehicle never came back in to the shop. The customer is just accepting it the way it is. He is happy that it runs a lot better than before.
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L speedo VIN: 1FAFP5249X
someone had repaired it before , when i was tracing out wires , i found there repair which was hidden well insige the harness, customer had never told us it had been repaired before, connectors checked out so i assumed the wiring was ok , how stupid of me , th...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L #1 Cyl VIN: 1FTNW21P24
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L cooling fans VIN: 1FMDK06115
thank you richard from new hampshire it was the cooling fan control module. replaced the module and everything is working just fine. thanks again
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21506
Thanks to all!! Well I pulled bank 1 valve cover, Pulled cam phaser and bolt was not tight. Phaser guide pin damaged cam shaft. Thought it was just going to need cam & phaser. Pulled cam and found damage to all cam caps/retainers do to loss of oil pressure. I'... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304, P0316, P0172, P0174.
2010 Ford Shelby GT500 5.4L Headlights VIN: 1ZVBP8JSOA
Thank you all for your help. First yes fuses where blown . I found a way to get the halogen to work with the same system in place. I found that the power to the HID light are on all the time on the yellow brown wire R/S and yellow violet L/S, and that the ...
2003 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTDT19X43
we were never able to id the misfire which did not repeat itself after the first couplke of times. as to the cat and evap readiness we had to drivr the vehicle for for nearly 2 weeks repeating the gm cycle over and over again till it fianaly set. Trouble codes: P0303.
2003 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT73SX3
Greetings fellow techs, I'll call this one a fix. Removed and cleaned the throttle body on advise from David, Charles and Patrick, and it seemed to work. Drove the car about 20 miles today to run monitors and it went through NJ inspection. Thanks David for... Trouble codes: P0105, P0107.
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L driver's power seat VIN: 3GKFK16Z04
Thanks for the replies, pretty sure that this is a driver's seat module issue, may just need reprogramming as many of you suggested, customer is going to live with it for now, thanks again & have a great day all!!!
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L 2-3 Shift VIN: 3GKEC16T24
Customer let us pull the pan on the transmission. There was clutch pack material every where. Leading me to believe that the replies concerning the 3- 4 clutch pack being the culprit were correct. Customer cannot afford to repair the vehicle at this times,so h...
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 2HGES16454
i didi re^place the the ecm and had flash by honda car runs fine now but the alternator bolts was well tied i decide to change the ecm cause of the mil light was always on with the key on and i copared with another civic the light close after a few seconds...
1995 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0L False Codes VIN: KMHCF24TSX
Thank you for the replies. We gave the customer the choice: Drive it and see if you like it or replace with genuine Hyundai unit for $500.00 more. He chose to save the money. We informed him that other techs might go down a costly diagnostic path if they recor... Trouble codes: 00209 (00210-), 00210 (00211-), 00211 (00212-), 00212 (00213-), 00213 (00214-), 00214 (testing and results).
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J02
the fix on this was to monitor the lamba using the star and looking at the graph it shown that the converter both was failing replace with oem fix the failure also the ignition wires.thanks for all the replys Trouble codes: P0221, P0442, P0432.
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L driver door lock acuator VIN: WDBUF70J54
wow I could not believe the fix for this one, but you guys nailed it. I always would test actuators and regulators before I put everything back together just in case of a part defect. well today I found out that the plastic cover around latch needs to be on, a...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L Steering VIN: WDBRF92J46
Thanks to all who replied we contacted our closest Mercedes Dealer and there is a recall on some of these t cases. They are going to look after our customer who is quite happy. As for the stiff steering, upon talking to the customer I believe the T case shudde...
1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L shift into reverse from park VIN: 1G3NL55M5S
Well thanks for all the help given. The idle was way too high and I noticed that the pcv valve was making a weird rattling noise. so i pulled it out of the valve cover and the engine stalled. I cleaned the throttle plate and tried it again. the engine idle...
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L ign switch faulty VIN: WP1AB29P86
We have been on the right track, the problem was the "signal wire" e.g. ground wire from Kessy Terminal A58 to Voltage relay (15) above battery Term. A4 (brown/red) * Wire is somewhere broken, therfore we wired a new one in and all is good. We got real confus...
1998 Saturn SW2 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZK8270W
Found a technical tip on scanner saying if plugs were replaced with A/C delco plugs and still having driveability issues to replace them with NGK spark plugs so we did and car drove fine and has not returned. Trouble codes: P0137, P0131, P0300, P0341, P1640 (Driver 1 output voltage high), P1599 (CC Power Management Mode or Engine Stall).
2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 5GZCZ23DX5
the fix for this saturn was a new throdle body and repair the ground on the moudle under the hood next to the throdle body special thanks to DAVID HOUEN for his time thanks nick Trouble codes: P1599, P3921, P2019.
1995 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JF1CX3355S
I am going to have to call this one fixed. car has been gone for nearly a month now with no problems being reported. I looked in alldata at other years before and after and the tps spec was the same. Ryan from Viginia says that the tps readings I obtained were...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Stop Engine Now Light VIN: WVWAC63B01
Thank you everyone for all your help. Some of you mentioned the oil pressure regulator sticks in housing and some of you said to use the OEM oil and filter. Well both of you were correct. Since the dealer a year earlier had replaced the oil pump pickup tube, I...
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