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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Odometer VIN: WAUBA34B1X
This morning we replaced the ABS control module for no communication. After the replacement the customer (car lot) takes the car to the auction. He call back 3 hours later and says the radio says SAFE on it and now the odometer reads 397673 (or somthing like t...
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Check eng light VIN: WAULC68E03
Have this p0299 underboost code.previously we had codes p0299 & p0171 lean code. We found the lines to crankcase ventalation leaking air with smoke tester. We fixd all of that and now this code p0299 remains. Fuel trims are good. Resmoked it no leaks. I hear a... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo underboost 16683)
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Coolant level Sensor VIN: WBADT63481
Replaced plastic cooling pipes under intake manifold because of slow leak. Customer said cooling level warning never came on. Inspection shows no level sensor in the coolant tank and I can't find wiring plug for sensor. Removing the cap, the float is there. If...
2002 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L suspension VIN: 1G6KE57Y92
I have a 2002 Cadillac Deville DHS. I am having an issue with the suspension. The air compressor will come on and level the car with weight in the trunk. It also comes on when the car is started. I think it is working correctly. When I go over a bump the car w...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L tcc solenoid VIN: 1G6KF57963
I need to replace shorted tcc solenoid. My question is can the side cover be removed with out compleatly removing transmission?
2008 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GYEE63718
vehicle came in with a oil consuption issue. We installed new rings and valve guide seals we do allot of these and have never had a issue in the past. The vehicle will drive 15 miles and jump from half way straight to hot. We have done the following checked fo...
1994 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L alternator bracket VIN: 1GKDM15Z0R
so after seeing this i priced out a used one but could not locate one.apparently, this was a popular item at one time. i got a new one from the dealer, they said it was the last one available, i put it on, comes back 3 weks later broken. this time i had all th...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G1NE52H0Y
The original concern was stalling while driving. During a test drive I noticed a lack of power above 3000 rpm. Suggested a new fuel filter, which solved the problem of no power, but vehicle will still stall after driving about 20 min. Stops while driving, at s...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L cooling system VIN: F36F295790
Vehicle was brought in for overheating, engine was let to get to normal operating temp. At that poit noticed that the lower radiator hose stays cool...rest of hoses are hot, including heater core hoses. Vehicle does need a water pump (leaking), but when full o...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L steering VIN: 1B7GG2ANXY
I am having an issue with this truck pulling to the left. (vehicle pulled prior to any repairs.) We replaced 4 tires, and LF axle due to boot busted and debris contamination. Performed FEA and had settings dead on mfg specs, (camber, caster, and toe settings.)...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Tcc VIN: 1B7KF23W31
This truck has rebuilt trans and new converter aprox 1000 miles ago. TCC cycles in and out in 4th gear at speeds 50mph or above. Have scoped TPS,TFT,VSS w/verus and all are smooth. Replaced TPS, and ran jumper signal wire from TPS to ECM, just to make sure. Ou...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28NXY
Engine will stall at idle. When key is on and engine off, engine will flood immeaditley. Tachometer will bounce around rapidly every time car stalls. Trouble codes: P0320 (crank position sensor), P0123 (throttle position sensor), P0172 (fuel system rich), P0725 (Speed sensor circut)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1D7HU18Z02
Please help this truck will cut out severely at about 3o to 40 mph (but will do it at almost any speed at times) its more than just one or two cylinders misfiring, it feels like losing fuel or ignition all together, it majorly bogs down unless you let almost c...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Throttle response VIN: 3D7KU26C43
Im getting a headache ,Problem child dodge ram pickup.Low power and improper throttle response.This is a little different than i suspect,Throttle does raise RPM but is not controlled,When you just touch trottle it will raise but you can not limit it .It will s... Trouble codes: P0642 (Fan speed), P0483
2009 Dodge 5500 SLT 6.7L Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: 3D6WG4EL5A
Check engine light was on. Had a code C103D for wheel speed sensor; removed sensor no visible damage on sensor. Checked resistance & was out of specs, so replaced speed sensor & cleared codes. Check engine & ABS lights turned on during test drive, same code pr...
1990 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Starting VIN: 1FAPP6042L
this one has me stumped. you have to depress the brake to engage the starter. It will start at interment times. Thinking the brake lamp switch was the problem I bypass it and still no start. If I jump the starter solenoid it starts fine. Car is equipped with a...
1992 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L stalls VIN: 1FAPP62T2N
i have this 92 thunderbird that will not start unless you jump it and then it will run for like 2 minutes and then it will stall fuel pressure is good and has spark but will not stay running please help
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High idle VIN: 1FTYR14U52
Original concern was stalling and erratic oil pressure gauge. ISC valve was sticky and oil pressure sender was bad. Repaired both and returned to customer. Customer returned with concern that when slowing down or coasting with clutch depressed idle would hang ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L 4wd VIN: 1FDWF37S83
Hey guys, This truck came in with 4wd low range stuck on.One of the guys disconnected the actuator at the transfer case and 4wd is off. But the light for 4wd and low range lights stay on.I can't get 4wd to re activate, even with light on. No codes on my Snap o...
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMPU15556
Good evening fellow tecs. This Expedition came in with DTC P2106 and P2135 as noted. Concern was INTERMITTENTLY, truck will surge between 45-50 MPH. Some mornings will start and run rough. Most often truck is perfect. Ran live data on VERUS and TPS 1 & 2 looke... Trouble codes: P2106 (Throttle actuator control system error), P2135 (Throttle/pedal position sensor/switch A/B voltage correlation)
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAHP71V08
surging, doesnt run well under accelleration. sometimes dies Trouble codes: P2196, P2198
2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L cylinder head VIN: 1GKDS13S95
vehicle came in with a misfire,chek engine ligth on,P0305,i replaced the sparkplugs an d also checked the compression on #5 ,snd is 0 psi,the engine is running rough ligth is on (MIL),the customer wants to do the proper repairs (head job),but, i have not done ...
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC13Z96
CYL 5 MISFIRE under 1300 rpm. I am asking for HELP!! ON A 2006 GMC sierra 5.3 flex fuel. customer complaint was a misfire. Customer installed new plugs and wires and it did not solve the misfire. apon getting the truck I checked the following. swaped all ign. ... Trouble codes: P0305
2002 Honda Accord DX 2.3L srs
Getting a code 03-06 on my Vedis scanner for this Honda Accord and the srs light is staying on. The code will not clear. Neither Mitchell, Alldata or Identifix list this code. All srs components have been replaced. The srs module has been replaced twice with s...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JHLRD788X3
my question is what is the proper amount of oil for this system my murray booklet calls for 4.5 oz of pag 46. reman compressor that was installed a week ago went kaput.customer didnt want to opt for oe .not really a lot of crud in system that i could see but a...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L 15A Fuel Pump Fuse in IPDM keep blowing VIN: JNKCV51E63
The vehicle towed to shop, crank but won't start. Found the 15A fuse Fuel Pump Relay in the IPDM E/R (Intelligent Power Distribution Module / Engine Room) blown. Relpaced fuse, trying to start (crank)the engine, the fuse blown right away. Look at the wiring ci...
1996 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: JACDJ58V2T
This truck about a year ago came in with a brocken crankshaft and a transmission problem, and so we put a used engine and rebuild the transmission, every since it's been acting up. I scan it it had po304 code check injector pulse,resistance about 11.9 put a ne... Trouble codes: P0304
1997 Isuzu NPR 5.7L No Start VIN: 4KLB4B1R9V
So I need help. I have a 97 NPR with a 5.7 that won't start, we had it running 2 weeks ago then it died with getting trigger to the coil with no spark so we replaced it and did a full tune up due to miles and age, ran great for 2 weeks then a no start again, I...
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Compressor VIN: 1J4GL48K63
Have replaced compressor (new OE) and accumulator, also orifice tube. Recharged system but when the clutch engages the compressor, the refrigerant blows out of the back of the compressor under high pressure. Does not blow fuses now. We are thinking bad compres...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L transfer case? VIN: 1J4HR58225
The customer complained that the vehicle shudders and feels like the drivetrain is in a bind intermittently when turning corners.It sounded like the common condition found in earlier Jeep GCs from around the 97-00 years when the automatic transfer case (viscou...
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L ac temp VIN: JT8BF12G5T
car came in with no freon and leaking ac condenser,sold new ac conderser and ac service ,car is only blowing 65f out the vents low side is 65 psi and high side is 175 psi called customer to see how the system was working before repairs,customer said ac never w...
1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, Poor acceleration VIN: JM1NB3532X
This car came to us with a high temp gauge (never into red zone) and we found a poor-flowing thermostat. The customer has also complained in the past about poor fuel mileage and poor acceleration in the past. Until now, I could never duplicate the complaint. W... Trouble codes: P0140
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
This is a vehicle that we own.we sold the vehicle to a customer who was so happy to have found the vehicle she wanted and low and behold the next morning vehicle would not start. Decided to check spark plugs and found them fouled badly. Replace plugs and wires...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L engine VIN: 1YVHP81D04
We have a tow in for excessive smoke on start up. I fired up the vehicle it smoked quite a bit untill I got around to the shop then it cleared up. The smoke looked blue like oil smoke. Being a v6 I quickly pulled the front plugs they looked fine no fouling etc...
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L a/c belt VIN: JM1BK32376
This the first time that I used a strech belt. It went on easy enough. but now when the a/c clutch turns on the belt squeals but just for a second. I used a gates belt because they have worked great in the past for me. So is there a better brand that is bette...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
We Have this car in for weeks now. It came in with a dead battery and the Right Front was down. We replace the battery and replace the R/F height cont. sensor. The veh raised to normal height. When the customer came to pick up the car, he tried to activate the...
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Information Center VIN: WDBNG75J36
Intermittantly the text in the information center is upside down, and sometimes something that looks like a barcode apears through the text vertically. Sometimes the display is blank. The owner believes it's weather related and the condition is happening with ...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Crank No Start VIN: 1N4DLO1D61
I have a tow in from another shop crank no start,ecm dtc p1612, p1610 (nats) problem. My question is will the security system shut down the ign. system along with reducing inj. pulse? The information i have states inj pulse below 1 ms and security lamp on ecm ...
2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1BB51D91
Good day all, Vehicle came in with rough idle at cold start and sluggish feeling when acclerating. Engine light was not on but scanned for codes anyways - P0300 and P0171. Did not find any misfires and system is not running lean. Tried replacing front o2 sen... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire), P0171 (Lean)
2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1N6ED29YX2
Hello thanks for any help on this one.Vehicle was bought in for rough idle and lack of power on accel.pulled codes and found the usual knock sensor code and random miss code.Replaced knock sensor and intake gaskets.Perfomed tuneup.Still has same problem.Vehicl... Trouble codes: P0328, P0300
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Rear crankshaft seal leak VIN: 4A3AC84H23
This is just a repair question. We are not very familiar with this vehicle. The rear crankshaft seal is leaking. Our repair information instructs to remove engine and transmission. Is this necessary, or the best way. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Than...
2004 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D64
This vehicle had 1 coil replaced at the dealer for a misfire code. The electrical connector was completely melted. 6 months ago, we replaced 2 coils with melted connectors, and now the vehicle is back needing another one replaced. We've checked for TSBs and an... Trouble codes: P030?
1978 Porsche 924 2.0L No Start VIN: 9249202091
Car came in mostly tore apart and from the way it looks its not worth fixing. The main complaint was no power to the fuel pump. The fuse box had been pulled down and the power feed wire had come disconnected. I reconnected that and the fuel pump worked. Still ...
2003 Saturn L200 2.2L rear drums VIN: 1G8JU54F43
car came in due to having brake squeal. found front pads and rotors well below spec and about to be metal to metal, and replaced front brake pads and rotors with aftermarket brake best pads. also found rear brake shoes to be almost metal to metal. replaced rea...
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L Misfire VIN: 5GZCZ63B73
Customer came in with vehicle that had codes. Po300 random misfire,[...] #1 misfire,po421 cat eff. low bank 1,p2b03 which I cannot find any info on.I monitored bank 1 o2 sensors and rear o2 mimicing front so I assume cat is faulty.I checked spark plugs and ... Trouble codes: P0300, P2B03, P0421, P0301
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SG65663
Hi Guy's and Gal's Sitting here at home pondering the possible causes of this cars hard starting when hot...it goes like this..Installed a used engine 2 months ago, customer dropped car off a month later stating she had a starting problem. Load test battery w...
2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4T1BF28K2Y
This car came to me after another shop owner pulled all his hair out. He had it for the past three months. There is no "Check Engine" light on but is storing the noted codes. After start up, 2,4 and 6 cylinder misfire and then clears up. I think I have three i... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L Headlight bulb VIN: JTEBT17R84
Hi folks, thanks in advance for your help. I have a very well-maintained 4Runner that keeps blowing headlight bulbs, mostly the left one but occaisionally the right one also. Once it blew the Lf headlight fuse also. I replaced the headlight harness connectors ...
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L horn VIN: JTNBB46KX7
Hello group. I am looking for the horn relay on this hybrid. My info system says its in the engine room junction block which contains fuses and relays. But is none of them. I can hear the relay clicking when depressing the horn pad and there is no power to the...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX VR6 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWCC83A1S
this passat came in as a nostart went out to the parking lot and found no spark pushed it in tried to check codes no communication with any modules. checked power to dlc no power replaced fuse power ok still no communication. went to ecm found powers good one ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WVWMD23B3Y
I have this 2000 VW Passat that misses when cold. (check engine light flashes, misfire 1 and 4 cylinders) Once at operating temerature it runs great. I can clear the check engine light and and it will not return until cold again. I have checked compression (13... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWPD63B53
hello techs i have a coolant leak at the back of the cylinder head the water housing is leaking my question is what is the best way to get it out of there it lookes like turbo oil line runs over the stud any help would be good thanks.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 1.9L no reverse VIN: VWVRR61J55
This vehicle was brought to us with a no reverse problem.We first drained and filled the trans with the correct type of ATF which was dirty and smelled bad. Then the trans was drained again and refilled this time with a quart of Lucas ATF additive,the trans di...

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1996 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Ignition key cylinder VIN: WAUGC84A0T
Everyone agreed on the switch as the problem and you were right! I removed the trim below the cluster,(2 screws) and then the cluster (3 screws)...disconnected one bulb and one connector at the far right of the cluster and this allowed enough room to roll the...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5349Y
so far so good. I ended up removing the exhaust oil solenoid and pulling out the spring loaded plunger inside. I cleaned it out and re lubed with motor oil. Special thanks to the guys at besian systems who helped me out. you can get the socket to pull the ...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63424
The customer has not returned with the car but from the 3 responces I am leaning toward the crank sensor. I was way off when i called alldata library they sent me a chart for transmission flow chart for tcc stuck on.I will post if and when the customer returns... Trouble codes: P1727.
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KD52Y9V
well thanks every one for your time appreciated. replace ignition coil. no more misfire.thanks. Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Trac Control VIN: 1GYEE63724
Thanks for the help, I ordered a steering angle sensor but haven't been able to install it yet. I did check all the wiring to speed sensors very closely and didn't find anything. Also, I graphed the speed sensors while driving and they all seemed perfectly eve...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L Steering VIN: 2GCEK13V37
Thanks for all your help guys after researching futher I had foun that both the pump and gear had been replaced and customer told me the noise had been there since repair-I then vacum bleed the system and noise went away air was hiding some where thanks again
2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L right cooling fan VIN: 1GBV13137D
The problem was the power feed wire for fan relay 2, it had melted and made connection with the ground terminal in the under hood box. the fan motor caused this mess in the beginning. In a related question can anyone tell me an easier way to separate the top...
1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C3HD46J1W
First - Thanks to all who replied and offered their time and help. I really do appreciate the guidance on this repair. This vehicle ended up needing a PCM as suggested in the replies. I checked the PCI bus with a scope after the new PCM was installed and it... Trouble codes: P1687 (No MIC Bus Message).
2001 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FP21GH123
OK, I just found out that someone replaced the water pump and timing belt on this unit. The customers brother did the work after the water pump started to leak. This motor only has one cam shaft sensor, (on the left cam - Bank 2) So I'm sure it's gonna have ... Trouble codes: P0172.
2002 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L horn VIN: 1C4GJ25312
The customer agreed to pay for a new IPM and after installation, the horn works properly. I really had a problem with the salvage yards attitude regarding no warranty on the IPM. Being that the Chrysler IPM has a high failure rate and this IPM only fits 2001 ...
2005 Chrysler 300 2.7L fuel gauge VIN: 2C3JA53G55
YES! This car is fixed! Thanks to one and all who read my request, another thankyou to Jeff from Ontario, Gilbert from Massachusetts, Douglas from Ontario, and William from Florida! Each one added more information with each email. Jeff started the ball roll...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3A4FY58B96
thank you to all for help, john [...]-thank you for the info, we already had done that and found an open wire in heater circuit harness. repaired it and that took care of code problem but still had driveability problem and no codes, further testing found cra... Trouble codes: P0038, P0300 (random cylinder missfire), P0355 (crank sensor).
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B4GP25B51
Conclusion on this vehicle- I talked with a long time Chrysler technician who was a friend of our business. The answer I recieved from him was that with the engine not giving any timing advance and having severe issues when turning on the A/C due to an interna...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7HB11YX2
Thanks for everyones help, I replaced both O2 sensors,reset the computer and all is well. Thanks again, Brian
2003 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L 3-2 Down Shift VIN: 1B3EL46X73
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 6.7L limp mode p0871 VIN: 3D3MX48A08
Ok, I have waited a few weeks to call this fixed although I have yet to hear back from customer (left two messages). The solenoid pack did fix the erratic switch input but I did not feel comfortable with this alone so I paid our local dealer to update the PCM ...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FALP42X0V
Thank you for all that replied, IATN is a great resource for resolving problems. All replies sent helped me in finding the solution to coil blowing up. I checked the pins at the the ecu for short to gound, none found, checked for continuity from ecu to coil pa...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L u-joints VIN: 1426895409
Well I got Carquest u-joints and they come with the cutter and the half moon tool to push the cups all the way out.There not one of my fav to change but ford was saving a few cents on circlips is all I can say. Thanks for all the replies you guys are great.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P25
Thank you for all the help. After borrowing an adapter I air tested the high pressure oil system through the ICP port (which on this year was easy at the right front cylinder head) and heard NO leaks- this concluded that the low pressure issue was internal to...
2010 Ford Explorer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU7EE2A
Finally the vehicle started acting up more consistently. When I had the IDS connected I could occasionally see drop outs in the TPS2 data. This would only happen hot. I found the wiring harness near the EGR valve was rubbed through and the signal wire insulati... Trouble codes: P2104 (Throttle Actuator control system - Forced Idle), P2111 (Throttle Actuator control system - Stuck open).
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L blower VIN: 2HGED6350M
Thanks to Aaron, Victor and others for their suggestions. The most promising lead came from Victor who suggested I contact a variety of companies that make motor brushes for small AC motors such as powertools and I am in contact with several companies trying t...
2008 Hummer H3 3.7L oil VIN: 5GTEN13E98
After disassembling found severe cylinder wear. Same in all cylinders. Up to 0.5mm in top cylinder. Proably it will explain the excessive oil consumption. Hard to explain in a such low mileage car.
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S3Y
would like to think everybody for their help,we got #1 and #4 cylinder up to 100lbs compresson by putting fluid in the cylinders,#2and 3 sill no compresson.blew air in #[...],customer did not tell me she ran it hot she said it just cut ...
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Drive Belt System/ Oil Pump VIN: 452DF58X02
Thanks to Richard and Chris for the help. I marked the balancer and started the vehicle and sure enough the marks seperated about 3 inches. Replaced the balancer and all is good now. Once again thanks for the help. You guys are awesome!
2006 Isuzu NPR 5.2L Torque converter VIN: JALB4B1686
Customer decided to replace the whole transmission, no problem since. Andreas
1989 Jeep Wagoneer Limited 4.0L engine
Well she is fixed. I did check the head for waroage and was about .008 out. I had the head milled and checked for cracks. No cracks were found. I did flush out the water jackets with water while the freeze plugs were out. Some rust came out but not a lot. I re...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Cooling system VIN: 1J4FT48J51
Well, this one was fun. Turned out that the machine shop missed the crack and when we replaced the head with a rebuilt unit it all works just fine. This was weird because you could drive for hours and nothing then without warning "HOT!!". Loads of responses a...
1997 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L head gasket VIN: KNAFA1250V
Thanks to all who responded. This car is fixed, took head back to machine shop and insisted they check it again, then they milled it. The high spot was between the combustion chambers of cyls 1,2. Learned a few lessons on this one: I will be investing in my ow...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L leak behind water pump VIN: KNDJC73323
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L all gauges VIN: SHTY14413A
Hey giys thanks for the input customer was suppose to bring it in monday but no sho.Did a lot of research own the vehicle and the ground for the IPC is located own the firewall couldn,t find out if outside or inside did a hard reset but didn,t work.I was gonna...
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L Engine VIN: 4A4MM31S45
we ended up using top engine cleaner two times and an oil change with Rislone to eliminate the lifter rattle on cold start. the vehicle seems to start and run normally now. Thank you members for all of the help. Several suggested this as a solution
1995 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6SD16S3S
thanks to everyone who responded. sorry for takeing so [...] to get back to you. the fix did turn out to be the intake gasket. though it was a tough one to find. it was a tiny leak on the underside of the intake. took a spraybottle and sprayed from under and wo...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28T11
Sorry folks, nothing new to report. This Nissan has been languishing for a while, and don't know when we'll get back on it. I will post a fix for it down the road when we finally get something going. Again, sorry for keeping everybody on edge, I'll keep you... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor/signal Bank 1).
2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L front hubs VIN: 5N1ED28Y34
replaced right front free running hub. Dealer only part. Common failure on this vehicle. Easy bolt on part.
2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L Transmission VIN: 5N1BV28U35
Well Gents ,I am not an expert when it comes to transmissions and I do appreciate the input. I dropped the pan which includes lowering the subframe to take a look figuring I could do some voltage and resistance tests on the solinoids at least but I found q...
2008 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Throttle body clean VIN: 1N4AL24EX8
1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46X2V
sorry that it so long for me to get back to this hellish thing of a nightmare that it is... i replaced all relays with mopar dealer direct parts and even a "from the dealer" reman ecm and programmed it at the dealer! the car ran great for all of one day and t... Trouble codes: P0443 (EVAP/Purge Solenoid circuit open or short), P1495 (Leak DET pump circuit open or short), P1489 (High speed fan relay circuit open or short), P1490 (Low speed fan relay circuit open or short).
2003 Pontiac Montana 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU23E83
Customer has not returned to have us look at her van again. I do feel that it has a mass air flow sensor problem though. If customer returns I will post a fix for it. Thanks for all of the replies on this. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1).
2006 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L battery VIN: 1G2ZH15896
After testing all BCM input circuits (door switches, vanity light, ect.) for about the third time, found that BCM would return to normal draw after about 15 min. to 20 milli amps. Do not know what is causing the BCM to stay awake and draw 80 milli amps intermi...
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start VIN: WPOEB0915J
Thanks for all the great information - yes it was the theft module- the customer at ths time decided to bypass the unit with a jumper termial 15 to 87A Customer happy to have his car back www.cannell.co.uk helped with the wiring diagram I like to again than...
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