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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L convertible top VIN: WBAB53482J
Need help from BMW techs, on this 330ci the convertible top won't open (no noises)and the upper red light next to the switch is flashing. When the customer brought the car in it was working going down only about 8 inches from the windshield and was jerking and...
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L hard shift on take of VIN: 4X4DP68815
Hi BMW guys,Please help if you can.This car was bought from USA and is a complete bust from what was advertised. The vehicle has multiple codes and i would appreciate you help very much before i start changing parts. engine codes, ambiant temp.,n, electronics ...
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBAVD135X
need help our Autologic crapped out in the middle of testing & we had several codes: 1) CAS AOB4 start operation (we are waiting for another key from customer) Code does not clear 2) DME 2A80 Intake VANOS activation 3) DME 2A85 Exhaust VANOS activation 4) D... Trouble codes: A0B4
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L switch backlighting VIN: WBXPC93437
All of the switches in the car that light up are always dimly lit and the battery will go dead as a result over a couple of days. I can access (scan tool)all the modules on the car except for the LSZ Light switching center. When you run the dimmer wheel next t...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L High Side Pressure VIN: 1G4HP52KVH
We have replaced entire A/C system because vehicle came in with pressure 30 psi low side and 350 high side. oriface tube pulled and had a few metal shavings, compressor was 14 years old, so we sold the system. after recharging system to spec, same exact differ...
1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L pwr doorlock/windows/mirror VIN: 1G4CW52K1V
pwr window mirror lock all went out at same time radio does shut off when door is open
1990 Cadillac Seville 4.5L booster VIN: 1G6KS5339L
This caddy has that tevis abs sytem. So it does'nt have that traditional vacuum booster. It has an electric motor with accumulator. The customer had no power assist. The motor fuse was burnt. I replaced fuse and checked power to the motor had power going to th...
2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L fuel guage VIN: 1GYEE63A14
the vehicle would run out of gas and guage reads above 1/4. i replaced the fuel pump assembly problem still happens refered to dealer to reprogram ecm same problem. i removed the tank again removed both sending units i can set them both to empty the guage stil...
2005 Cadillac STS 3.6L starter VIN: 1G6DW67775
Have a frustrating concern here fellas, Vehicle towed into shop. Battery completely dead, customer states has been getting "no fob detected" message and when this happens vehicle will not start. I installed new battery and all was ok till finally "service air...
2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Starting VIN: 1GYEE63726
We started with key problem and replaced the ignition housing assembly, lock cylinder and theft antena ring. Vehicle still will not start 9or crank. Have done the key relearn many times - anti theft light will not blink. When turning the key all lights will go...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22SXP
Lots of info here and a lot of parts replaced. Customer started car in the morning and it ran great. He got to his destination and when he tried to restart the car it wouldn't start. It was then towed to our shop. The car started for us but ran poorly. We went...
1997 Chevrolet C3500HD 7.4L Steering&Braking VIN: 1GBKC34J2V
OK,Guys this one has me pulling my hair out,this is an AT&T truck,since november of last year this thing is killing p/st.pumps,2 new delco,now have reman on it and it has not made it out of the shop,what's going on is it makes real fine air bubbles and the pre...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52T4W
Hello Fellow techs, i have a headache on my hands. Vehicle came in running rough and missfiring on cylinders 1 and 3 my first thought was coil tower so i replaced it, still doing it then i thought coils so i replaced coils and, still missfires so i went a litt... Trouble codes: P0300
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L Compressor VIN: 2GCEC13V26
Vehicle came in for an A/C service, after performing an evac & charge we noticed the compressor not engaging. checked fuses and relays, all good. jumped relay to ensure smooth compressor operation, compressor is working fine. Used the scan tool to manually tu...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3C3EL45X9T
Engine died in traffic one week prior to having water pump and timing belt replaced.It had restarted and was able to drive home just fine.Engine was started several times and always ran ok. After replacing water pump and belt. the engine will Idle very roughly...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 3C8FY78G94
Hi folks, Scratching my head with this one... Customer brings us her PT dream cruiser with a vibration complaint. MIL was also on. Scaned to find code for #3 injector circuit open. NO misfire codes Continuity checked circuit from PCM to injector, found OK. Ra...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Seat belt chime VIN: 3A4FY58B46
This vehicle is driving me crazy, the seat belt chime, i think thats what is called, continously chimes when driving, no seat belt, Air bag or any other lights are on. seat belt light appears to be working normal as it goes out when the seat belt is buckled, h...
1982 Dodge D350 5.9L engine cooling VIN: FB46598150
Remanufactured engine #2 same as reman engine #1 idles cool 180-190 Run engine at 2000rpm for 5 minutes and engine temp raises to 250f degrees Tried fixes have been 2 engines, 2 radiators, 6 thermostats, 4 water pumps, upper and lower hoses, cooling fan upg...
1995 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GK44RXS
This is one weird deal! Here goes and I apologize for the lengthy post in advance... Vehicle is one owner and he is hard to get info from but wife in background was yelling out more info that was initially left out when vehicle was dropped off. yeah, love that...
2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cooling Fan VIN: 2B4GP44R9Y
Chrysler tech's this one has us running in circles. The testing above is the flow chart for the fan in inop (P01491). All the wireing is good and we have power and ground where we need it. At the relay #1 is ground, #2 is the PCM signal to trigger the relay by...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HA16KX2
I have this truck that has poor idle and seems to be running rich. There are no codes present and no missfires are present during live data scan. It seems to run a little better with the exhaust unbolted but still runs very poor. Fuel pressure is @47psi within...
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2B5WB35Y52
this van was parked for a month and has been to several different shops first shop replaced the cat and both o2 sensors and then said problem in trans then trans shop says in engine and so on so after that is when it was parked for about a month and now it is ...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B7JB21Y62
Hello folks, got this Dodge van in thatís a no start. I was looking at it in the yard today, but it got to be about a hundred degrees out and we decided to hold off till the morning. Van cranks, doesnít start. We have fuel pressure, injector trigger, and no sp...
2006 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Evaporator VIN: 1D4GP24R26
Rear Evaporator leaking. Question can and how can rear a/c just be bypassed? Customer does not want to spend money on evaporator. has anyone out there done this before? Thank in advance help
1994 Ford F-350 XLT 5.8L Pressure Solenoid VIN: 1FDKF37H7R
Truck broke down / tow in. Key On - constant spark, constant fuel pump, inside of PCM absolutely smoked - no data, no injection pulse. All grounds test good. All under-hood fuses and wiring good. I started to test all computer outputs, relays and solenoids f...
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
hey techs i've got this 7.3 diesel that i'm having troubles with.truck came in on the hook after it died on the road,we check fuel filter it was plugged and pump was leaking(mechanical pump)replaced both,it would start then die,did a injector buzz test,injecto...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FT5W21P26
hey guys need some help. this is our first 6.0 and it is not going well. not sure where to go from here. after replacement of injectors we no longer are getting contribution codes, still have EGR codes, still have heavy black smoke, zero power at times. some o... Trouble codes: P0263 (cyl 1 contribution balance fault), P0269 (Cyl 3 contribution balance fault), P0404 (EGR performance), P1408 (EGR flow out of range), P1335 (EGR position sensor min stop perf)
1992 GMC C2500 Sierra SLE 5.7L radio VIN: 2GTFC29K6N
I have this truck with a radio that stays on 1 o'clock and will turn off and on, I can push all buttons but nothing happens. I have heard this is a issue with these trucks. I get no sound. even the cassette deck which is in the dash alone doesn't work. Fuse o....
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L compressor circuit VIN: 2HGFGT1266
No power to compressor. under hood ac relay turns on when commanded. circuit good from compressor to under fuse box but no continuity from compressor circuit to post 2 of relay. jumped curcuit from post 2 to compressor and ac works but builds what seems to be ...
2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Unknown VIN: 3WR54GT287
Thank's in advance to everyone.The customer complained that the A/C would quit working after driveing on long trips(over 1 hour).I checked the A/C and found the pressures at [...] and 225psi(outside air temp87F with moderate humitity.I then drove car and f...
2008 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Driveline VIN: 5NPET46C08
Intermittent humming noise. Not sure of the location of the noise. When the noise is present it tends to occilate, as in hum, hum, hum. We have balanced the wheels twice with no change. The actual tire condition is fair, given the tread depth and no obvious cu...
1991 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJTW4847M
This Jaguar came in for a steering malfunction, to much play in the wheel. Found that steering rack was bad an replaced it. Drove car to have it aligned, about 30min away, and back. When I got back the engine was hot and it would start but then instantly die. ...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42CXY
Hi there, I am looking for some input from other technicians on the forum, or members that have dealt with this issue on an AJ27 equipped XJ8 or XK8, both naturally aspirated. I have had 3 vehicles in the past year with the P0172, P0175 codes, and the fix is p... Trouble codes: P0172 (A bank combustion too rich), P0175 (B bank combustion too rich)
1988 Jeep Comanche Pioneer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JTML63P1J
Hi Guys, got this 1988 Jeep Comanche with the 4.0 l engine and Renix fuel and ignition system. Jeep came to shop for a new engine swap. We did complete engine swap with all new igniton components and new o2 sensor. vehicle runs perfect, only problem is a long ...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1J4GX48SX4
First off thankyou all for your time. This is a 2wd model 4wheel abs. Original complaint was check eng light on always and intermittently red brake and abs light on with no speedometer. Code p0500 vss signal. We never got veh to act up customer replaced trans ...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GR48K46
Hello iATN. I have a 06 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/3.7. This jeep came in here with the MIL on and a p0171&174 were pulled. I smoked the intake and exhaust and of course found nothing. Checked the fuel pressure it was at 52-53 psig with spec being 59+/- 5psig makin... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1 lean), P0174 (B2 lean)
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J8FF28W08
This Jeep shut off when driving on the highway. Wouldnt start. Towed in. Started right up. not mil. We poled all modules and and found only a u0100 in several modules for lost ecm comm. While looking at codes it shut off. It wouldnt crank at all, the mil was o... Trouble codes: U0100
1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L Throttle stuck close VIN: JT8JS47E6R
This is a new one on me, I have not looked at it in depth yet but thought I would run it by you for some ideas. Customer said she was on cruise control and turned if off to exit. When she went to accelerate the pedal will not push down. Sure enough she is righ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A6Y
Suspect I have a valve train/timing chain problem and customer wants to repair vehicle. Would like a little input prior to tearing into the engine -- major labor involved. Vehicle has poor idle due to misfire but drives well. This is the first 3.9L we've worke... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected), P0172 (System too rich bank 1)
2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1NB35380
Vehicle came in with a chug/low power/stall. Found fuel pressure to be at 75psi, low flow. Removed the pump to find rusted tank, rusted regulator and clogged filter. Replaced the fuel tank, pump assembly, filter, and filled with fresh fuel. Cleaned the injecto...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: WDBA123456
Need some assistanc from ANYONE this mercedes is killing me. Car came in from a long storage 6 months or so was droped off by a tow truck. customer sayed car died on way to shop. Cheaked for spark found decent spark found plugs very fuel fouled. Replaced plugs...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Temperture VIN: WDBJF72F1V
Car came in here with the radiator broken and the cooling fans not working. We replaced the radiator, Thermostat, Fan Clutch, Cooling Fan Assembly. Also replaced the Evaporator Temp Sensor, Ambient Temp Sensor, Coolant Temp Sensor, and The High Pressure A/C Sw...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L maintenance lit VIN: WDBFA68F0X
How do you reset the maintenance indicator on this car?-both mitchell and alldata "skip over" this model this there a manual way of resetting?The closest procedure I found was holding the one dash button while turning the ignition to on-that doesn't wo...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Stop and tail lamps VIN: WDBRF61J41
This Vehicles right side tail, stop, Backup lights are inop. all fuses ok, replaced all bulbs with OEM bulbs. Found someone had all ready jumpered left side tail and stop lamp circuits to right side circuits to make the light work. I removed this jumper and re...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Rear Air Suspension VIN: WDBUF70J13
So this 2003 E500 Mercedes is no longer my friend. This is the 3rd time this customer is back here with the rear suspension sunk to the ground. I have done everything that I can with this one and still this thing has problems. I checked the car out and both th...
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L6X
good morning all, we have a 1999 merc cougar that needs a fuel pump,how ever we cant get the fuel lines released from the pump assembly,we can squeaze the little lock tabs but the lines feel like they are stuck in orings, dont want to break them. Any body done...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AC84L7Y
Car has no injector pulse or fuel or spark.Has no check engine light or communication with ecm.Checked all fuses/wiring.Replaced ecm with two other units with no change.When ever i have seen this problem on mitsubishi you replace ecm and on your way you go.Abo...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JA4LS31HX1
Came in from unknown. Customer was told bad catilitic converter. Has no power and tends to lightly backfire through intake while reving in park. When creating a flood condition b1 mv react as expected (.960 to .980) with no activity on bank 2. After it sits fo... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L No (Ppm) VIN: 1N4BU31D0V
Before repair smog readings for NO (PPM): Max allowed - 15 mph = 443 vehicle measured - 993 25 mph = 730 vehicle measured - 819 Tested the Catalytic Converter = plugged. Replaced Catalytic Converter, then had vehicle retested and ended up with the following...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL11D35
Vehicle came in with a replacement transmission (used). Has a very harsh 1-2 shift, the remainder are somewhat harsh most of the time as well. No codes for transmission concerns. First we did the bulletin where you solder the wire to the connector at the line ...
2006 Other European Fortwo .8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Hard Start VIN: WMEAK00F36
This Smart Car CDI will become hard starting after sitting for a few hours. The injectors are firing and there is exhaust smoke coming out the tailpipe. Once warm the engine runs fine. The coolant temperature is at 20*C right now and I am not seeing any activa... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected)
1988 Other Ford Kountry Coac 10.3L potentiometer VIN: 1C9CD6RA8H
Hey Old Timers! Got a Motor home here with the Bendix C1-a air operated cruise control. I believe I have an erratic potentiometer, but I can't seem to find one. I think the part number is either 101951n, 101951, or [...]. When I find it listed on the intern...
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L Runs at key off VIN: WPOZZZ93ZK
This car came to me in a horrible running condition and in need of an engine overhaul. Once completed and back in, the engine runs like a champ. Fires right up, lots of power, smooth idle, etc. The problem is at key-off, the engine continues to run until the...
1979 Rolls Royce Corniche 6.7L calipers
Customer came in complaining car shakes and makes alot of noise from front end. tech looked at it and saw smoke coming from brakes, started to test drive but front brakes would lock up when depressing pedal then gradually release after he let off the pedal. We...
1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4TAWM72N3W
Holy hair loss Bat Man! I have this Tacoma that had a cracked exhaust valve. Cylinder 1 misfire ofcourse. Pulled head, machined, checked for leaks, valve adjustment, head gasket, replaced all associated gaskets,put it back together and still has a slight misfi... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire)
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No charge VIN: 1NXBR12E7Y
Have a 2000 Corolla here that will not charge. Check that, Can begin charge on low side but high side will not begin to rise from negative pressure after vacuum. High side will accept 134, if opened, pressure will climb to 110 psi and stop. Have replaced conde...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWDB61E4X
We have this VW that will stall at a stop when warm. I smoke tested for vacuum leaks and found none. Sounds like a dirty IAC or throttle body but this car has drive by wire and the throttle plate looks clean. Should I try to use a cleaner on this or will I dam...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29MZY
This Jetta will occasionally miss only on #1 cylinder, sometimes runs well quite a while without missing, but then misses on #1 only. Please help! Thanks. Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG29M21
vehicle came in with code p1432 vag 17840 secondary air injection system switching valve circuit open. sytem apeared to work properly combination valve opened and air pump ran. suspect intermitent combination valve operation replaced with factory valve. car le... Trouble codes: P1432
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3VWSF71K05
Hi guys need some help from vw techs, i have a 2005 vw jetta with a 2.5 inline motor car came in with complaint of running rough and mil light on found code for crank sensor and multiple missfire on all cylinders. I diagnosed the crank sensor as being bad and ...

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2003 Audi TT 1.8L Shift quality VIN: TRUTC28N63
Thanks to everyone who took time to help me. The pressure sensors are located on the valve body, two brass colored switches. I swapped positions to test them but the code never returned. I think the low pressure code was a symptom of a problem with sticking v...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Xenon headlight VIN: WBAET37414
I'd like to thank the kind gentlemen who replied to my query. Unfortunately, our shop doesn't have the necessary equipment to converse with the LCM, so we ended up sending this car and several others to the dealer. This particular car had a bad light switch. ...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Vents VIN: 1G4HR54K7Y
Went Back In And Found That two of the acutor plugs were swaped so swape them and did coumputer update all is good thanks for your help
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GNDXO3E9D
Thanks for all the help.The egr was the culprit. They say a tech is only as good as his experience, this proved true here. I never knew these EGRs were reversable. Apparently neither did the shop who installed it. We installed it correctly and she runs good,fu...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L No Start, Theft VIN: 2G1WX15K61
Monte Carlo BCM was bad, dealer installed new one and flashed it and all the problems have gone away. Not sure what went bad internally but intermittant problem solved, thanks for all the help. Wiggie
2001 Chevrolet W3500 Tiltmaster W3S042 5.7L Abs Light On - No Codes VIN: 4KBB4B1RX1
This truck is basically an Isuzu NPR with the 5.7L Chev engine and auto trans. The Tech 2 is the factory scan tool for the drivetrain and even though it does access ABS data and some codes, there is a diagnostic connector on the driver's side kick panel (below...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start, no injector pulse VIN: 1GDJK34171
Vehicle is still a no start, haven't worked on it in two weeks and not sure when we will get back to it. Thanks for the replies. I had already done what many of the replies had suggested and most of the information was already in my post. If I come up with a f... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow plug circuit), P0540 (Intake air heater circuit), U1000 (Class 2 communication fault).
2002 Chevrolet C7500 8.1L Engine VIN: 1GBM7HIE62
Brand new motor delivered to shop with Head gaskets Installed Backwards, Gotta Love It... GM headgaskets have 2 tabs that should be visible at FRONT of block. Tabs were at REAR of block. Gaskets have water ports on one end only, therefore the ports on block an...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L 5v map and tps VIN: 1GNDX03E82
thanks for the replies. they were fairly general advice for the most part. what i found was the harness to the pcm went past the upper radiator hose clamp. the clamp was installed in such a way that it chaffed a few wires in the harness. what caused the symp... Trouble codes: P1106 (Map hi v), P1635 (5v ref), P1860 (Tcc pwm ckt).
2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCDT13X73
Thanks for all the good ideas. There was a TSB that talked about a reflash to the PCM, it specifically states that the PCM retards the timing excessively at high ambient temps. The fix was to reflash the computer. (We must have missed this when we looked at th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: IGNDS13S43
I'm always amazed that you guys would give up some of your valuable time and give such great advise, thanks to all of you. I believe I have this one fixed. Some of you said to closely look at the electric fan clutch, others mentioned the thermostat and coolant... Trouble codes: P0128.
2004 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5U042 6.6L can only go 30mph VIN: 1GBE5C1114
THe fix was to program the rear ratio as well as tire rev per mile in the ECM. It is listed under special functions and speedometer calibration in the PCM data menu. With the help of the local GM dealer and the VIN we programmed it and it seems to work. One th...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK23265
I ended uppulling the passanger side injectors as this seems to be the only side of the engine that is destroying injectors. I used our solice to kill injectors and number 3 injector took most of the smoke away. this was the same injector that had gone bad two...
2008 Chevrolet HHR LT Panel 2.4L No Start VIN: 3GNDA13D78
I sent this one to the dealer. They replaced the Theft Deterrent Module and attempted to flash it. After several calls to the General and someone there writing some software they finally got it to flash. They then did the relearn and it now starts and runs. Th... Trouble codes: B3055 (b3935-), B3935.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GNER13D39
Thank you to all who replied, the info that David sent was especially helpfull in diagnostics. The timing of the cams was way out, I see no reason that this was a direct result of the oil change at a jiffylube, looks like a coincedence. The valves had lightly...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L Low Compression VIN: 1B4HR28Z2X
OK...Thanks to Bob in Arizona...I grabbed the wrong adapter for my tester, I need a vacation! Vehicle has bad rings. Thanks to all that replied!!
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L LHF Pads and Rotor VIN: 2B4GP2532Y
Well, we hope that it's fixed, but I have to close this request, if there are any developments in the future, then I will refer back to this help request. Customer so far is happy and next time the other van comes in then will recommend the same, but not sure ...
2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46X26
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28D18
Hey Guys, Thank you for the advice on this Dodge. I double checked the exhaust system for leaks (smoke tested and found nothing cold or hot. I ended up replacing all 4 oxygen sensors from chrysler (cheap by the way) and drove the truck about 100 miles and s... Trouble codes: P2096.
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Shifting VIN: 1D8HN44H28
Vehicle is fixed! took vehicle to another shop, with the use of a chrysler scan tool reset monitors, trip counter and performed a transmission relearn. with that all is well. customer is happy and we like that. thanks to all that replyed.
1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L nuetral safety switch VIN: 1FTHF36G1K
I checked the switch off the truck and would not close in any position. I drilled out rivets and found countacts had fallen out of there place. I ohmed the switch with the contacts in the proper place and it was fine.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP5520Y
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L false overheat VIN: 1FAFP383X2
I've been waiting for customer feedback, but I ended up replacing the CHT. Retested and found not much change. The scanned temp did read lower than it was, but not by much (220-240) vs 240-260 before. The guage is and was rock-steady at mid-travel. Many ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14594
i left it up to the customer. he needed it badly for work so he said to try bypassing module for now. i did and he drove it for 2 days with no problems until i got the new module in. replaced module and switched wiring back and all is well. i did call bone yar...
2007 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZK02187
thank you guys alot,its like haveing a daddy to go to again for information,the fix was the ac ccompressor,tryed expansion valve frist had same problem,the compressor did it thanks again.
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5651R
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L abs VIN: JHMCD5657S
thanks for all of the replys. customer decided to take car to the dealer and just buy a new srs controller, instead of searching for the right used one..
2003 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Stall VIN: SHHEP33583
Thanks to all who have offered help- the client has just not had time to bring it back for follow up testing. We hope he will schedule soon as we want to test the coolant temp sensor and thermostat operation as first measures. We will add info once the car id ...
2007 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L clutch VIN: 5J6RE48737
Thanks for the replies. It turned out that the clutch facing had came off of one side of the clutch. I checked the ohms reading of the old and new clutch coil and they were the same, so I installed the new clutch assembly from Honda and everything worked great...
2006 Hummer H3 3.5L Tpms VIN: 5GTDN13646
This vehicle would go into relearn and relearn 3 sensors correctly, when the last one relearned it shut down and flashed service TPMS. Replaced BCM, no change. 4 new sensors made no difference, did not install them just learned them from inside the vehicle. Hu...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Compressor/elec VIN: JM1BJ24642
Sorry it took so long to get back to this. It turns out that the harness that connects to the switch clicks into position ok, but the actual metal prongs that(harness side)connect to switch are loose or do not grab properly. I was able to slightly crimp each o...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA26DXM
Well, judging by everyones replies it sounds like I was on the right track to fixing this car. Unfortunately due to the very high price of a replacement fuel distributor (over $2000.00 to the customer) the customer has decided not to repair the vehicle at th...
2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WMWMM33578
Here goes. Jimmy from Miss mentioned vcacuum leaks so we smoke tested the intake and found no leaks. Checked all boots and hoses for tightness. Ordered and replaced the valve cover and rear PCV hose as per Aram. Cleared any codes and road tested the car. The c... Trouble codes: P1497 (P2178- System too rich off idle bank 1), P2178 (System too rich off idle bank 1), P2096 (Post cat fuel trim too lean bank 1), P2097 (Post cat fuel trim too rich bank 1).
1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ26H1M
the z just left and it runs again.thanks to the five responders whos info was all very usefull.the problem ended up being the answer my own question yes the updated style go bad also.i now have an obvious strong sinal from transducer to each coil... Trouble codes: 21 (ignition signal malfunction).
2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L air conditioner VIN: 1G3WS52H62
2005 Other Asian xb .0L compressor VIN: JTKLT334X5
I finally called identifix hotline for support. I grounded the compressor directly and the unit worked perfect. The ground comes from PCM and is variable. Once grounded, I removed the Jumper and the unit works correctly. I also put a meter on the ground and it...
2005 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L shift lever VIN: 3G7DA03E85
Well most of you guys were right on this Aztek. I could not always move the shift lever. I removed the center counsel and checked the wires like most said, you couldn't tell by looking that they were broken but if I wiggled them then i could move the lever. Re...
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3FD49Y87
Thanks for all the replys.put a crank sensor in it and drove it several times with no concerns. Trouble codes: P0337 (Crank sensor a circuit), P0700 (Transmission controlle system), P0725 (Engine speed sensor.).
2006 Saturn Ion-3 2.4L Starter VIN: 1G8AL58B06
This Isn't Fixed Yet. Customer Complained To The People (Used Car Dealer) They Bought It From And They Decided It Needed To Go To "Their" Mechanic. I Know This Mechanic And When He Has Fixed It I Will Post That Fix. Thanks For The Help.
2007 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Starter VIN: 5TENX22N07
ok guys,the customer had to have the truck for the holiday,what i did find is if you jump the NSW which shows to go to the relay on mitchell does not as close as i had time to determine,i suspect it goes to pcm,but cust.had to have and that was as far as i got...
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