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2002 Alfa Romeo JTS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZAR9320002
Hi, Hope I can get some technical information, all data doesn't have anything. I found the bank 2 sensor 2 HO2S wiring with melted insulation on the heater circuit shorted to ground, I removed the sensor and tested for voltage on the other Ho2s circuits and he... Trouble codes: P0443, P0161, P0141, P0100, P0135, P0155
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L drum brakes
Replaced brakes and hear brakes rubbing took apart and readjusted lubed test drove. complaint still there.
1995 Chevrolet C3500 7.4L not switching fuels VIN: 1GKC34N5SJ
Vehicle just purchased. runs on gasoline. Propane was disconected or never finshed. Model is 350 HP Borg Warner. I need some wiring info on the propane.
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Injectors VIN: 1GNDM19W4W
The van died on the road, tried to start a few times letting it set for a period, crank no start. Tow truck guy got there a few hours and it started, towed it to me and it started. Drove it a few miles and parked it and after that it wouldn't start. Fuel press...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L starter VIN: 1GNDX03E4Y
Hi Members: This Venture van was towed in with a no crank problem. The owner tried to fix it himself by installing a new starter to no avail. All dash warning lights come on koeo. The security light is not flashing and there are no codes stored in ecm. After s...
2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19X14
vehicle was towed into shop for overheating issue. cust stated ran hot and engine started rattling. temp gauge was erratic. thermostat was stuck closed. replaced thermostat.also temp sensor reading on scanner showed erratic. found temp sensor wires have been h... Trouble codes: P0118
1992 Dodge D250 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7K326C5N
I messed up!...I pulled the VE pump without setting the engine at TDC...I got the VE pump timing off...the gear has 8 timing marks I need to know what mark to use..This is a 160hp truck...I used mark "E" and the truck will not start...any help?
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L Rear VIN: 1D7HU18D74
Hey guys. This is my personal truck. Every time I go in reverse and then go into drive I hear a loud clunk coming from mid to rear of vehicle. The vehicle has to be moved in reverse first, meaning if I just start and drive away no clunk is heard. I have taken ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X7R
got a ranger that got wet and now it will not start. if it sits over night and ya try to start it truck just puffs a couple times then just cranks. maf- working tps- working ect- working fuel pressure- good and not leaking spark- good compression- about 100psi...
2006 Ford F F650 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FRNF65C26
I have a f650 with the great 6.0. cusomer clamite is hard to start after truck is warm. I have verified the complaint after the truck reaches operating temp truck will not start. code for inj control press low. As I was cranking I notices that the engine oil p...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46R48
This truck has already been denied warranty at Ford, they claim bio-fuel use which is not true but it means I'm stuck with it. Truck was towed in about 4 months ago with a broken rocker arm. It had recently had some major repairs to the turbo and exhaust syste... Trouble codes: P0087
2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAHP36N99
THis vehicle has a very bad idle when in reverse or drive with the brakes applied at a stop. It is worse in reverse. The rough idle is almost is like a transmission shutter. There are no engine or transmission codes. Idle air motor seems to be working. No vacu...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L very low pedal VIN: 1LNHM87A5Y
Customer just bought vehicle and have no history. He replaced the master cylinder and then brought it to us to bleed system. performed manuel bleed with no luck. then tries to command abs module to bleed and came up with an error message. After talking to a bu...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LNHM86S94
thanks for any help in advance. this car is making me crazy... it misses under a load, specifically cylinder four, and at idle. miss goes away when you're cruising but i can feel it surging. pulled a couple plugs to check and found them looking extremely clean...
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
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L battery drain VIN: 2MEFM74W13
Battery draw of .180 amps, we are scratching our heads on this one, we had pulled every fuse inside and under hood more than once, we suspected the lighting module because if connector # c2145b is disconnected from it the draw will go away. No fuse being pulle...
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ53BX3
Need some help. Wondering if anyone has any usual suspects on this code. I do not have a smoke machine and was hoping someone could help narrow my search or recomend parts? Trouble codes: P0442
2006 Toyota Tundra 4.7L 1st gear break away VIN: 5TDBT48116
There is a very slight shudder in the vehicle when accelerating from a stop only when the steering wheel is 45 or more degrees off-centre. Shudder is momentary & then gone & does not always happen. Nothing if pulling away straight ahead. Have gone over the pow...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L compressor VIN: YV1VS29513
A/C compressor doesn't come on. System is fully charged. No power at compressor. I did scan with Vantage scan tool and able to read codes 085, 00a, 07a but not sure if set pre or post tech checking and unplugged relays etc. Snap modius did give code 6b "pressu...

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Transfer case VIN: 3GNEK18ROT
This model vehicle doesn't offer data stream info for 4wd, so all testing is done manually. The reason for my confusion was that the diagnostics said to replace the encoder/motor, and I looked at the transfer case and saw a 2 wire motor, and the motor worked,...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L crankcase VIN: 1GCHK23132
Thank you to all who have contributed information on this problem. Despite removing both the upper and lower valve covers and dye checking the injectors, return lines, and high pressure pump seal, we still could not pinpoint the leak. After a conversation wit...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WF52E74
It is fixed.The problem was trying to find a problem that only occurred ocasionally.I installed a reman pcm then the problem got much worse.I checked the purple power feed to the pcm and was losing voltage during the problem.This wire is fed from the ignition ... Trouble codes: P520, U1000 (-Radio code - class 2 data link malf.), U1016 (-Airbag code -), U1255, B2618, B2655.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC23205
Thanks to everyone who replied. All replies are greatly appreciated, and everyone had good ideas. We did a pass-thru programming as Reid, Paul, John, and Jacob suggested and it worked just fine. Prior to filing an IATN request, we had called a tech line (wh...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L starter/passkey VIN: 1GNDT13S45
This vehicle has not returned and the vehicle owner has stated the problem has not reoccurred. The last repair I did was to clean the grounds on the left of the engine block that go to the instrument harness as well as the body grounds on the outside of the l...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78653
Thanks for all the help after rechecking everything we replaced the cam sensor with an oem sensor and so far so good no problems yet Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam sensor).
2010 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Top VIN: 1C3BC5ED8A
After re-bleeding the hydralics a couple of times. I replaced the base hinges/cylinders, now it works.
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14X8W
Thanks for all of the replies. In this case I was just trying to gather information since I have seen the same issue on several vehicles. I am going to offer to pressure test the customer's cooling system overnight and check for coolant in the cylinder. Als... Trouble codes: P0304.
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 6.8L 1-2 shift, 2-3 shift VIN: 1FDXF46S03
Found through investagation that the vehicle as built via ViN# was built without PTO. The transmisssion was changed out during outfitmit of hydraulic crane with a 4r100 with PTO transmission and a PCM change out that has PTO option. How I discovered that I ...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L battery voltage, trans solenoid supply voltage VIN: 2HKRL18943
after hearing the posts from the techs on here, i did some further research on the charging system and found exactly what a lot of you stated. this is normal operation of the alternator. as far as the customers complaint of the transmission i couldnt get it to...
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L air bag light VIN: JM1NA3517M
we have ohmed all the wires from the d sensors( and each wire in the harness for that fact) with no problems. we have also replaced the module again(no change). we replace the air bag and the clock spring again with known good ones and still no change. were ou...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBDJF74H6X
sorry there are no fixes for this vehicle yet, the vehicle problem has mysteriously gone away at this time, we know that cars don't fix themselves i believe it has a ecu problem that comes and goes. I appreciate all the input from the people that help, all but...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWAD63B85
thanks to all who wrote in . what fix it was two things we realinged the cratle this made a big differance in the viberation and replaced the trans mounts with dealer ones the after market ones still had some viberation and we also tryed used ones what we sa...
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