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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L ABS Module VIN: JH4KA96542
So we are at the point where we are chasing this code 98 that is stored as a hard fault in the ABS/VSA module. There are 2 modules, the ABS/VSA Modulator which is at the abs block and then there is the ABS/VSA converter module which is under the dashboard. We...
2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L headlights VIN: 19UUA56973
Hey guys. I need some help with this one. This car came in with no LF headlight coming on. Took the cover out and the bulb came out with the cover, broken. The bulb holding clip was broken so we replaced the headlamp assembly and HID bulb. I thought it was goi...
2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L rear left fog light VIN: WAUAC48H93
Body shop (excellent shop) repaired body damage and replaced rear left tail light assemble. After repair the bulb failure light is on for the rear left fog light. Fog light works fine, bulb has been replaced, complete assemble exchanged, same problem. Fault in...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Charging VIN: WBAGH83451
Customer drove car over after jump start.car was barely running with numerous sytems inop according to customer. Battery showed 5.87 volts when removed from car. Alternater was charging at a rate of 11.8 volts. Found numerous codes in systems relating to loss ...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Air suspension VIN: 5UXFB53524
Car came in with inactive suspension light on, we ran some test Autologic, Ran suspension up and down a few times, now will not come back up, pump will run for about 10 sec and shut off and then bleed, it will run like this all the time key out of igntion 24 -...
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBANB33575
Good morning , i have a 2005 545i that i aquired from another shop. The complaint was the vehicle would intermittently die and intermittently not restart or crank. When no crank happened there was no comm with dme, abs, egs, and everything else on that can bus... Trouble codes: A0B0
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Airbag VIN: WBANB3357B
Bmw tech, please help. Car came in with air bag light on. Car just recently have left front door and left rear door repair at other(body shop). Install gt1, 93d9 sgm-sim deactivation driver's door module or steering column switch cluster. Frequency 11. Remove ...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Pressure Switch VIN: 1G1YY22G9X
The car came in with 3-4 clutch failure. It had 1st and 2nd. We rebuild and installed the trans. It worked perfect on a 4 mile road test. The customer picked it up and called back a hour later stating it had set a code p1810 (invalid pressure switch reading). ...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCT18W8Y
Good evening, we have a 2000 s10 blazer here this has a 4.3 spider web injection system. On cold starts the truck runs poorly, backfires has no exceleration until warmed fuel pressure is 65psi all the time, fuel trims at 3to-1 short turm and long term. O2 sens... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L turn signals VIN: 1G1YY22G81
we have a 2001 corvette in our shop .The turn signals will very intermitently stop working. no indicators on the dash either side.completly dead.everything else works fine.if you turn the car off and then start it again the signals start working again.any help...
2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Alternator VIN: KL1TD56677
Customer drove car here and it died while pulling into the yard. Customer stated battery light was on. We charged the battery then tested the battery and alternator, alternator failed it was replaced. Also replaced timing belt at customers request. Test drove ...
2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT33S69
vehicle presents with MIL illuminated, P0300 stored in ECM.Check misfire monitor, cylinder #3 is racking up misfires in history. swapped coil with cyl. 2, misfire did not move with coil. Swapped spark plug with cylinder #2, misfire still present on cylinder #3... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1C4GPS54L4
On hard accel, vehicle will back fire through throttle body, cut out, and act like missfire on tipping in to throttle. No codes, all engine data, map, cam, tps, crank, etc. looks good when problem occurs. Install good known coil pack, same problem. Snap on tro...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L downshift VIN: 2C8GP54L03
Good morning, I need some help on this 03 town & country. 3 weeks go it came into the shop w/ codes for oss fault (p0720), fault after shift (p1790), trans temp fault, 2-4 shift solenoid fault. We drained the fluid & got chunks of metal. We sold a remaned tran...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3B7KF23651
Tach drops out and engine will not rev past 1900 rpm. Truck cuts out and surges when tach comes in and out. Have unplugged every module and sensor on truck trying to find a problem with the bus with no luck. Have followed chrysler's troubleshooting and come up... Trouble codes: P1698, P1694
1976 Ford Mustang II Ghia 2.8L Cooling VIN: F123456689
Flushed cooling system and added 50/50 and water pump lube. Now overheats in 20 minutes idle or driving. Added electric fan to keep it running for short trips. Gauge goes to hot. Burped the system by lifting the vehicle and running until hot. Some air came out...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Compressor Clutch VIN: 1FACP41M6P
The clutch on the a/c compressor starts slipping and then engages again. When the clutch is engaged the low side pressure starts dropping and gets to around 60psi and the clutch slips again. The high side pressure gets up to around 150 psi at this time. I chec...
1999 Ford F-250 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21L5X
On tip in accel this thing is cutting out... I have found that when wathcing the VSS on the scan data for the PCM it is showing over 100 mph causing it to cut out. Once you get above 12-15 mph it will come out of it and run perfectly fine. The Rear Diff Speed ...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FDAF56F8X
I have little experience in diesel. This one has an oil leak that was first found at the tail end of the oil pan. I began searching the archives and discovered a common issue with oil in the valley. Rechecked and sure enough there is a puddle in the valley on ...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L intake gasket VIN: V2YHA33179
to remove the engine we r and r'ed the intake.when cooling system is tested it leaks on the rear right side inboard.we have tried three gaskets and two different intakes with and without flange sealer.the head surface when straight edged has no signs of warpag...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA58471
Car came in code 302 misfire cyl # 2. Replaced plugs and wires, engine ran smooth and misfire code did not return. 3 weeks later customer returned complain of engine running rough for first 3 - 5 minutes after sitting for 1 hour or more. No Check engine light,...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L instrument panel VIN: 1FAHP60A22
I sent IC out to ford recommended repair facility. No IC available to purchase. IC ok but no power to cluster on 7 wire to instrument cluster on 11 wire from FEM. My question is terminal 11 (blu/red) out of FEM suppose to be voltage at all times with key on or...
2005 Ford E-150 5.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24L85
Hello everyone: This E-250 van runs rich always. Codes P0172-P0175 are present. Fuel pressure reads 40 psi on scanner PID for Fuel rail pressure. Our fuel gauge reads 42 psi. Alldata says fuel pressure specification is between 25 to 45 psi. As per TSB 05/10/21... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMEU75896
Hello all and thank you in advance. Customer complaint is loud noise like truck is sucking air and not shifting like it should. Upon test drive, found noise is clutch fan engaged in high. With air conditioning on, engine runs at good temperature, turn a/c off ...
2010 Ford Focus 2.0L occupant classification system VIN: 1FAHP3FW3A
This car was in an accident with no air bag deployment however the driver seat belt buckle pretensioner was deployed. After clearing the air bag module and replacing the driver seat belt pretensioner the air bag light remains on with a code B2990, (occupant cl...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L oil filter efficiency VIN: JHMCG5554Y
Does anyone know how to obtain beta ratios, which measure oil filter efficiency at specific particle sizes, for Mobil 1 and other high efficiency oil filters such as Pure-1? Neither Champion Labs that makes the Mobil 1 filter nor Mobil-1 website or the Pure 1 ...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCM82703
Vehicle was towed in from another shop for a no start condition..kept blowing fuse #2. 15 amp for ignition coil relay...found cyl one coil melted in rear cyl head. R/r coil roadtest everything was good left with 84.197 on the clock towed back in for same probl...
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Battery VIN: JHMES96663
Car starting battery goes dead in 3-5hrs, found a 80ma draw on fuse #9 acts like it is not going into sleep mode, i have replaced a couple fuse box multiplexers on a couple of honda's and acura's for door lock issues but never for a draw. Has anybody seen this...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA03T93
This Jag has landed on my bench with crank and no start. This is my first time looking at it so I do not know the condition of previously bad fuel pumps. The vehicle is rarely driven, about 3k miles in 7 months. No fuel pressure, returnless / PWM fuel system,...
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L EPB System VIN: SAJWA01T05
Hi Guys, I have a new customer with an '05 Jag Type S that came to me with a EPB problem. He was told by the dealer that he needed a new actuator unit, so he purchased one and was going to install it himself but brought it to me to have it installed instead. I...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Vehicle Info Centre VIN: 1J4GZ70S0V
This is driving us and the customer crazy, the Vehicle Info cetre resets on occassion and now also has a coolant sensor bad message, that beeps annoy her greatly. We suspect it is the VIC, as we have checked the sensor for proper voltage and checking the readi...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Mechanical VIN: IJ4FF68SOX
Hello fellow techs, I have this jeep, when you first start it and try to drive it down the street it pops and back fires. If you get into it after about a 1/4 mile it straightens out and runs good. If you never shut it off all day it never does that again, it'...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58N91
good inj. Pulse when missing also has spark when missing. We have checked lifters they seem ok not collapsed however the problem will disapear, after it runs a minute and sometimes it won't appear the next day when cold but then reappear later on cold start th... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire3 cylinder)
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L cyl heads
This jeep is loosing small amount of coolant each week. No external leaks found. Has misfire on start up, goes away after 30sec or so. Suspect headgasket. Is this a know concern and also do these heads have history of any cracking?
2004 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K44
Hello Chrysler Tech's I sure could use you help with this vehicle, it was towed in by the owner as she was driving on the highway and the battery warning light came on, she called triple A they told her not to drive the vehicle as the battery was covered with ...
2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Compressor engagement VIN: KNDUP131X2
A/C relay is shut off after A/C has been on for a while. A/C request on scanner shows on. Initially relay request also shows on but when problem exists relay request switches to off. Have read in the archives about the thermistor, but backprobing voltage 2.1 v...
2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L Valve cover Leak? VIN: JTHBD19273
Hi there and thanks to the IS300 pro's for the help. I have this IS300 in and I am putting spark plugs in. I removed the coils and wires and found large amounts of oil in some of the spark plug wells. Initially i thought, Oh the valve cover gaskets are leaking...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L condenser VIN: 1YVFP80C25
We need to remove the ac condenser/radiator from this Mazda 6. There appears to be a hard plastic radiator core support in the way. I am assuming that this has to be removed? It would appear that maybe the bumper etc... has to come off. I am not sure, I am thi...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: WDB1070442
Hi, this is my first post here and a rather strange request. We have this old 450sl in the shop, its bad misfire has been diagnosed as the injection trigger points. They are completely warn out and the only place we can buy as set is Merc main dealer for $1000...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDB8A4800J
NO START COLD. New overvoltage relay, new fuel pump relay. all test seem good except there is no voltage to fuel pump relay pin 2 while cranking. mitchell says there should be 3.5 to 5 volts. The cold start valve is inop because of this. Looks like the voltage...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L softtop VIN: WDBLK65G92
Hi I cant find much information from alldata on softtop. The main problem was top not working found bad relay, now everything works bucket in rear opens top starts to open on its first 90 degree open and stops were the hinge is if I pull up on top to help it t...
2007 Mercedes-Benz ml270 2.7L ride control VIN: WDC1631132
when driveing and on a slight sweep in the road left or right,a slight occilation or pules is felt in steering wheel,it is very slight and feels it wants to straighten st wheel,suspension is solid,good tyres and pressure,fitted a reco steering rack,wheel align...
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic 3.5L 10K oil change VIN: WDCGG8HBA3
In going through the reset procedure, after ASSYST/Full Service, the three choices were Service 2, Service 3 and Confirm Service. I clicked OK while Service 2 highlighted, then OK on Confirm Service. After resetting, the three choices became Service 1, Service...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Fans, Comptressor VIN: WMWRE33463
AC system cools well with radiator high speed fan operating with initial start up in the shop at idle. As engine heats up at idle radiator fan stops high side pressure climbs rapidly and compressor stops. Driving at cruise system starts to cool interior again ...
2001 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L multiple lights VIN: JN1CA31A21
Check for codes in all modules, ECM, TCM, ABS, Air Bag and found no stored codes. TCS off, ABS, and Slip light all illuminated at all times. TCS switch does not appear to function. Unable to find any problems with this vehicle to cause this. Looking for place...
1988 Oldsmobile Toronado 3.8L Instruments/AC System VIN: 1G3EZ11C8J
Ok... I need an old-school Oldsmobile tech's advice on this one. This is my personal car. I bought it almost 18 years ago at a salvage auction because it was flooded, but nothing was damaged then except the transmission which I replaced with a new GM unit th...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IG3WX52H1Y
Ok this car came to me with a very bad misfire.found plugs and boots worn replaced them misfire gone.test drove couldn't get over 25mph pulled over and cat was red hot ok replaced cat 60 sec after start cat red hot again.i also saw that maf reading were at 18....
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L left side A/C output VIN: 1G2WP5219W
I have this 98 Grand Prix that is not blowing cold from the drivers side only. I've searched and read most of the fixes in the data base for this type of problem. Most of them are low refridgerant charge. This is not the case on this one. It had a leak, and af...
2006 Saturn Ion-3 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G8AL55B56
Vehicle came in with slight drivabilty complaint and C.E.L. Scanned and had codes P0011-intake cam position sys performance. P0128-Coolant thermostat. P0300- Random/multiple misfire detected. P1174- Fuel trim cylinder balance Bank 1. Engine mechanically good. ... Trouble codes: U1000 (Loss of class 2 serial data in every module), U0121 (Loss of comm with ABS module), U0140 (Loss of comm with BCM), C0551 (Optional configuration error), C0000 (Vehicle speed info circuit malfunction), U1017 (testing and results)
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L wheel bearing VIN: 4S3BG6854W
Customer brought in the left front knuckle from this car, they were installing an axle shaft themselves and broke the abs tone ring. The tone ring is an aluminum casting bolted to the inner face of the hub, so in order to replace it the hub needs to be pressed...
2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L timing chain? VIN: JS2RA41S63
Noise at top of timing chain area. Is this a common problem? Have not removed valve cover yet. Would like some input first, they may decline repairs anyway. Also, service info says to remove engine to access timing chain cover, is this true? Is there any way t...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Long start time cold VIN: 2T1BR12E21
This 4cyl corolla is hard to start when cold. It takes about 30 secs of cranking. I had the customer do the fuel prime test by cycling the ignition before he starts the car, and according to him it didn't help at all. He says in the morning it sometimes stall... Trouble codes: 0420 (Cat eff. below threshold), F0RG0
2003 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.0L compressor VIN: JTEHF21A03
vehicle came in with customer complaint of a/c blowing warm intermittently 6 months after a/c job, found compressor cutting out and the relay is not getting ground signal from ecm. No codes were found. There is a ground signal coming from the triple pressure s...
2007 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BE46K47
Thanks to all, car has a slow rough idle at times. No codes we had put four new tires on ans a left inner tie rod. We did a four wheel alignment and a steering wheel sensor reprogram. When the car does idle rough. And that is not all the time. If i move the ...
1964 Volkswagen Beetle 1.2L starter
if a volkswagen tech has a direction to point me i would be greatful .vehicle came in with a very bad starter growl and a very short cranking ability. replaced starter and bushing with a bosch unit. starter sounded good for the first 5 starts then it started g...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWBF61COW
I would like to know what is the difference and how to tell between a 1 hole 2 hole and 3 hole head gasket for this 1998 1.9 engine? I removed the cylinder head and now need to reinstall it. I have looked at a few pictures of these gaskets and they all seem to...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWWH63B43
Hi Group All Data Gives me wrong info on how to bleed the coolant system. I need to know how to bleed the system. Also the pinch bolt on the left upper steering knuckle is completaly rusted, I need to replace the cv shaft. Any ideas!? W/o buying the vas6085 ...
2003 Volvo V70 2.4L Air bag LF seat VIN: YW1SW61TX3
We have this 2003 V70 that has codes SRS-0032 Sips bag LF capacitance, SRS-0034 Sips bag LF resistance, SRS-0105 Sips LF circuit, and SRS-00F1 Belt buckle LF signal low. The SIPS codes were in red when we started and we replaced the Bag in the seat. Now they c...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1RS59V34
After repairs vehicle ran good went on test drive vehicle stalled wound not resart. Towed vehicle back to shop checked fuel pressure good found no spark or injector pulse. Checked power at coils and injectors good. Checked impulse sensor good. Checked cam sens...

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Mil Flashing VIN: WAUDC28C2Y
Sadly, the customer does not want to pursue further repairs. They are trading it in on a new vehicle. Thanks to all for taking the time to respond. Too bad, other than a high miler, the car is in beautiful shape. If my son wasn't being such a pickle, I'd consi...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Radio VIN: WAUED24B9Y
Owner did find the radio code, thanks for your replies guys ,i guess i must start charging customers for radio code on audis. thanks
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Timing belt VIN: WAULT64B92
Customer decided to sell car as is, couldn't afford the ticket to repair. Half the responses recommended replacing engine, the other half pulling heads and repairing. Thanks for all your replies.
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6DP56745
I thank everyone for the responses. i had no troubles. I was just concerned when I read on alldata under replace ignition coil they stated "important" do not separate upper intake manifold from lower intake manifold. i didn't know why & still don't. i was afra... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303 (Misfire 3 cylinder).
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L timing cover VIN: 2G1FP22S0R
customer declined the repair, but from the replies, I don't think the oil pan has to come off, just wrestle the cover on and off like most other engines.
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L power windows VIN: IGIJF5247V
Car had 4 bad window motors,pulled all door panels to ck power to motors,ok, cars was given to this lady from deceased relative.
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W51
Thanks to all who replied. As I said before we had replaced the injectors, crank sensor, and had performed a major tune. I did try a crank sensor shim though, and the concern became worse. I took the shim back out and the CEL has not returned. The customer too... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L brake pedal VIN: 1GCHC29U51
Thanks to all for the good information. The fix was to clean rust from under the stainless caliper slides on all 4 wheels and found air in the front calipers. I went back and cleaned rust from under the front abs sensors while I was at it. Truck has a great br...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FDWE35L04
thanks for all the input. finally got ahold of someone abt freon charge. charged to 6.5 #. still had same pressure readings so prob has a weak compressor but cust was satisfied for now with performance. thanks again to all, God Bless!
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTSE34L95
From most of the input I got there doesn't seem to be a problem with these engines. A few have suggested using a heavier oil so we have changed it and went from 5w20 to 5w30 and will monitor to see what happens. Will update this post later on when I find out m...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FTWW33P96
2006 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L SRS Drivers Seat VIN: 1FMFU18536
Like the post should have said, "I am helping a bodyshop reassemble what the vehicle owner has already tried to fix." This morning I found a short email stating he found a shop that could fix it for 125 rocks and pebbles in change. Sometimes I wonder WHY I w...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTWW31R98
sorry guys i thought i closed this already. we found the fuel had bled into one of the harness connectors, when cleaned, dried and reconnected issue was solved.thanks Trouble codes: P242D, P0546, P2033, P2455.
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Gas inside computer VIN: 1GTEK19RXV
So much for Physics class! I guess it is only water that seeks it's own level! I was not the gremlins or the new invention, it was the intake plenum connector where the injector pins proturde thru the connector. Took the top off the connector and it was ful...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Compressor Cluth VIN: JHLRD28431
Sorry for the [...] update. I refered the customer to the local Honda dealer to get a second opinion before I pulled the trigger on a rare fail item like this. Today the customer returned and told me Honda gave the exact same diagnosis. What she did was purchas...
2002 Honda Accord DX 2.3L srs
Many thanks to all who replied.Especially to Joe and William who went into great detail for me. This car was owned by a salvage yard that only works on Honda's. After getting nowhere with it they decided to take it to the dealer. The dealer said the main S...
2007 Hyundai Tucson SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8JN12D27
car was sent to dealer because maf was under warrenty, they verified belt was installed properly. said that it had intake leak, doesn't make sense that the maf failed key on engine off test. think they just got extra money for non warrenty work. next time car ... Trouble codes: P0102 (Maf low signal).
2004 Isuzu NPR 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KLB4B1U54
What a crazy vehicle. Combination of sour fuel due to truck sitting most of the time ( only 18k miles ) and contaminated fuel injector screens. It took draining/flushing the fuel tank, removing and cleaning injector tubes and all injector screens multiple time... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire).
2007 Jeep Commander 3.7L Mechanical VIN: 1J8HG48K67
The jeep gets a new motor,no tear down unfornately.So for $4700 get a new 3.7 with a 3yr or 100k warranty,owner will trade in 2.5 yrs and never buy another chrysler jeep product cause they dont care!!Not like anyother car company would either right?
2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X85
Ok... I removed the intake just to double check my work. When i did i noticed one of the number 8 intake valves was not closing all the way. I am now in the process of removing head to replace bent valve or broken spring. I will let you know what i find. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0302 (2 missfire), P0306 (6 missfire), P0308 (8 missfire).
2009 Lexus LS460 4.6L heater controls VIN: F495000142
Found some paper towel by the door jamming it cleaned it out and his controls are working properly now thanks for the help
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Charging VIN: 1YVFP80C24
ok even though we used two different alternators from two different rebuilders I broke down a got a dealer rebuilt, and voila it fixed it. New company policy," computer controlled charging systems on late model Mazda's get dealer alternators only". Thanks for ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L battery VIN: WDBRN47J62
replaced the seat control modules it took care of the draw. problem gone. thanks to all who helped
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Speedo VIN: WDB2110652
thanks for everyones reply,the owner has put this in the to hard and expensive basket,i sugested he go to a parts recyle company that said a used one will work,they can fit and program to his car,if not no charge to him,will be interesting to see what happens.
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L no start VIN: 4JGBB86E96
hi. i hereby thank every member who took the time to help me . the problem was the sos system acting up.i disabled the sos system and its been good ever since.now i only have 1 error message saying sos malfunction,but all works fine.thanx again every one who t...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AC84L0Y
There was a poor connection in the wiring to the fuel injector,causing it to test good where we could gain access, but had no power to the injector past the "testable" point. really drove us crazy! Trouble codes: P0303.
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L temp,tach,speedo,fuel gauge VIN: 1G2NE12M7T
I guess I was hoping for some testing info on this one but it boiled down it just had to be the cluster(IPC). We got another used one and everything is working fine now. Thanks for the replies.
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L Harsh reverse VIN: 1G8ZK5270Y
A great thanks to all that replied! After beating our heads on this car we finally called our valve body distributor in California and they led us in the right direction. Nobody really had any real tests other than a few pressure specs. and resistance tests. W...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L throwout bearing VIN: 5TEWN72N61
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M31
Replaced connectors to maf sensor, no return of engine check light. Trouble codes: P1142 (p1143-), P1143.
2004 Volkswagen Phaeton W12 6.0L temperatur gauge VIN: WVWAH63D74
So, I spoke with service manager at VW and states yes the coolant temp gauge being at 200 needle mark which is 3/4 IS NORMAL OPERATION. Dough i still am not 100% comfortable with this info its all i have to lean on for now, until i find myself in a Phaeton tr...
2002 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L RF brake VIN: YV1SW58D42
As most of you suggested the hydraulic control assembly was the culprit. Customer declined repair with a new unit for only $1853.40 and opted for a used part at $165 which I can hardly blame him for on an old Volvo and luckily for everyone the used part cured...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L all VIN: YV1RS64A14
great info thanks for all your help. finally after pulling cem down from under dash again and wiggling wires nothing happened until we put a little heat in the area. the customer had reminded me that three times on days over 100 degrees this happened. while pu...
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