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2004 Acura TL 3.2L no shifting VIN: 19UUA66204
I have a 04 acura tl 3.2l 5 speed that have code p0967 a/t clutch pressure control sol. valve b open.I have measured resistance it has 6 ohms spec 3-10 ohms.checked ckt from sol b to pcm all good.I had activated sol. right at pcm is good and draw about 2 amp.c...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L No Start VIN: 4USCH7327W
The vehicle cranks fine but will not start. The plugs foul with fuel after several attempts. Removing the fuel pump fuse and cranking causes spitting and sputtering but no start. Reinstall the fuse and the enigne tries to start the first crank but never again ...
2001 BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0L Fuel Guage VIN: WBACK73471
Hello Friends I have this 2001 BMW coupe Z3 3.0 Liter that the fuel gauge don't work, all other gauge work fine, check for code with Modis, wish was up date for BMW, no code find I got ALLDATA and look at the wiring diagram, check all the fuse and all check o...
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBXPA93474
Suspect a faulty crankcase vent valve. Have vacuum at the bottom of the valve on the hose that goes to dipstick tube. Is there supposed to be vacuum here or is there any way to test the valve. I am getting oil in all the cylinders and when i removed hose from ...
2004 BMW 330i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV53484
Hi all, I'm looking for someone who is into BMWs, and can share some info. I have this 2004 330i in the shop with a MIL on. The customer just bought the car and had the MIL light a few days after purchase. We scanned the DME and found four faults. Two of the f... Trouble codes: 281D, 281C
1994 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Misfire VIN: 3GA4AG55M4
customer car has a back fire when under load, run good when idle, no p code, need help with this one Trouble codes: 325 (esc failure)
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L AWD Disable Light VIN: 3G5DB03E04
This vehicle has an AWD Disable light that is on all of the time. No codes in any modules. Very little data on this system in either Alldata or Mitchell. I searched the archives and found that fluid is often an issue, and that the rear axle actuator fails fair...
2000 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L Engine VIN: 1G6KE57Y4Y
Hey cadillac techs I'm looking for some advise. This caddy came in with the customer saying the engine was running warmer than normal. The car is full of coolant & all the fans are coming on. when I took it for a drive, the temp gauge stayed in the middle unti...
2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6DC67A05
When button is pushed to start, instrument panel just goes dead and car wont turn over. Will come back to life on its own if you leave it in the on position for about 45 seconds. If you push to start again everything goes out. At first I could not talk with PC...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1FP22KXV
This vehicle idled slow and rough cold, as it warmed up it idled faster and faster unil it warmed up where it idled at 1700 RPM. I found the idle stop screwed adjusted where it would keep the vehicle from stalling when cold but it was holding the throttle open...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L dash light VIN: 2G1WW15E01
have no dash light when you turn on the park lights or headlights. can't find good info in alldata or mitchell for testing
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L hydroboost, steering pump VIN: 1GCHK23U61
Truck is a work truck, plows snow in winter, ranches in summer. First came in Jan 2010 with intermittent weak steering and brakes. Renewed pump with new from GM, flushed and refill with new fluid. After a snowy winter, Mar 2011, truck came back with same sym...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LT 6.0L Rear Main seal? VIN: 1GCGK13U32
Have a major oil leak from the rear of the motor. Put dye in to make sure the oil wasn't coming up higher. like the sender. It is coming from the rear of the engine. I am needing to pull the transmission & transfer case to get to this area. Are there any other...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Actuator VIN: 1G1JC52F84
Hi all. Cant seem to find the proper information I need. This car has a stripped gear in the recirc door actuator. This is the third actuator on the car. What I see is the controls switch it open and shut, the linkage is good, door is good, insulation on the d...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L MIL Lamp on, Engine Limp VIN: 1GCHK33D66
This vehicle has had this issue for some time now. While towing under a heavy load the truck will set a P0087 code and enter limp mode. Another shop was diagnosing this issue and found an external head gasket leak. While the heads where off we tested the injec... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel Rail Pressure Too Low)
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L crank sensor VIN: 3C3EL55HXV
OK, I have here a high mileage Sebring with Mitsu 2.5L V-6. Original complaint was no start. Car had no pcm com, & no 5V Vref at TPS- classic dead crank sensor. Unplug it & pcm is back online. Here's the problem- the plastic sensor is seized in the aluminum ...
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L0W
Ok guys this one has me stumped. Van came in as a not start, scanned system and found trouble code p0320, No Crank refernce at pcm. We replaced the sensor and still no start. I test the 8 volt supply and i have that, aswell as good sensor ground, and good supp... Trouble codes: P0320
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L 2-4 shift VIN: 2C8GT64L91
This Trans. Shifts Fine From A Cold Start. Wouldn't Even Suspect Any Problems. I Drove It Maybe 8-10 Miles, Trans. Temp Around 180 And Was Shifting OK. Then It Stumbled, SES Light Came On. I Stopped And Started Off Again And It Seemed To Be In Limp Mode. Got T...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L no crank VIN: 2C8GM48L95
We have a 05 Pacifica with a no crank condition . There is a code P0688 that is ASD relay sense low .This is going to sound just like some of the other post but we have tested all of our power and grounds at the fuse panel,PCM and on the frame and they all tes...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L Hard star cold VIN: 1B3EJ46U11
Have a 2.7 and it is hard start in morning and after it sits for awhile.(How long is unknown). What is the minimum of fuel pressure drop? Have checked the fuel injectors. The pressure will drop 12 psi in twenty minutes.This is a return less system.Thanks
1986 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Electronic VIN: 1FDKE30L6G
Greetings all. I'm looking for a wiring diagram for this vehicle. It has a dealer installed A/C with two different blowers. The a/c or heater blower only work on low. Can removed the switch and ground each one and have the blower(s) go to full speed. Suspect t...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L odometer VIN: 1NGED26YSX
hi just got in a 1999 ranger the odometer always reads 999999 any one ever seen this?
2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L CHECK GAUGES light VIN: 1FTZR45E02
thx in advance for any help , ok I got a 2002 ranger and the check gauges light in on in the dash , checked with scanner and check gauges operations all good , checked with all data and no checks for it , I can't really find any info on that light , only one l...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Lack of power VIN: 1FMDU73W42
Customer complaint is vehicle seems to have less power than it should and a small whistle sound, we checked for vac. Leaks, none found, checked exhaust back pressure and found gauge bouncing like crazy but on the green side not on the red side, checked temp in...
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTNE24273
Please Ford guys any help you can offer would be appreciated. This van has no "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" light. so I checked the PCM fuses and relay, they are good.Im not getting voltage on the control side of the relay.is that voltage supplyed by the PCM? Also I j... Trouble codes: P1131, P0171
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSE34L47
Replaced both front o2 sensors to address the heater circuit codes. Used ngk sensors the first time, vehicle returned with the original heater circuit codes but lean condition fixed. Replaced sensors agian with Mortorcraft sensors, rechecked and same heater ci... Trouble codes: P0053 (Bank 1 sensor 1 heater circuit), P0059 (Bank 2 sensor 1 heater circuit), P0155 (Heater circuit bank 2 sensor 1)
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L rotors VIN: 1GTEK19V64
This truck will not stop sometimes. no real reason as to why or when this happens.the brake pedal stays up good, no noises or pulsation.you can drive it for days and it is good then the next stop you push on the pedal and it is just like you have old manual br...
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23697
this happen in one or two week of releaning the key you can learn one key and all the other key work with out relearning them it don't have to be the master key anty help it sound like the ecm but i don't know Trouble codes: P0513, P0633
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Radio, ABS and Brake light VIN: 2HKYF18483
I'm posting this at the request of my boss for a fellow tech. I have not actually worked on this vehicle, but the tech that was working on it has driven the car multiple times and has not been able to duplicate the customers complaint. The customer came in thi...
2007 Honda Fit 1.5L pressure sensor VIN: 1454510215
i have a 2007 honda fit, po847 trans code.. fluid was slightly low, so i flushed it. code still there and still shifts hard.. i am on vacation and not near my tools so all i have is a code puller and basic tools at home lol... i was told there is problems with...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Steering VIN: 1J4GZ58S9V
Greetings to all have this jeep here when turning steering wheel standing still it is very hard to turn.i felt this also when parking car in tight spot.we looked at front end componants to make sure there was no binding and all looked good.we also checked the ...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Lf Power Window VIN: 1J4GW48563
The internet is full of people with the same problem but no absolute fix. Is there anyone out there who has seen this often enough to know of an absolute repair? i have done all the ground checking, voltage checks and blah, blah, blah. If you have discovered t...
2007 Jeep Commander 3.7L Ing. Ctlinder VIN: 1J8HG48K07
Vec. came in on the hook a no start Tow truck operator told me Ing key felt like it would not turn.As soon as I tryed it MAGIC it started anybody seen any prolbems in this area hate to start replacing parts thanks for any help
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Power, Hard Start VIN: KNDJA72381
At a dead end on this one. Vehicle has a hard start and sputters for a couple of seconds then smoothes out. On accel, it acts exactly like a plugged converter but a back-pressure test at manifold showed it was ok(almost 0 psi). I thought it may have jumped tim...
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM85W23
Ok please help with this cars AC!! Car came in with no cooling complaint. The compressor clutch was about to come off and it was very low in refrigerant. I replaced the orfice accumulator and the compressor. Charged system and test drove. Car still is not cool...
1990 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SCCFC2087L
The saga begins. Car came in running rough and rich, low vacuum and bouncing. Compression test showed #4 dead, leakdown showed really bad blowby #4. Pulled engine and stripped down. Nicasil lining on #4 destroyed and piston crapped. Exhaust guides worn out. re...
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1YVGF22C2Y
Aprox. a month ago this vehicle came in with DTC'S PO400 and P1410 and its back. When the EGR Valve was replaced the passages were cleaned, also checked the power and ground cicruits to the soleniod valve, they were good and the soleniod valve will operate. An... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow Fault), P1410 (EGR Boost Sensor Soleniod Stuck)
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L driving lights VIN: WDBJF70F5W
Both driving lights work when on high-beam? But only left side when lights are off or on low beam. Have no power from right side lighting connector going to right side driving light. All fuses good. Timer for "lights on after exiting vehicle" is working but I ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Lighting VIN: 4JGAB54E72
vehicle has no left low beam ,its a zenon lite tried the bulb and trans former still nothing cant find any fuses for headlites , there is a little aluminum module on the side of the headlite housing with a lightnig bolt on it what is this ?? thanks
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs VIN: 4JGAB54E72
this car goes into abs and traction control , scanner gives me a abs code 500A speed sensor , how do i tell which sensor is acting up apparentley mercedes has their own codes and this means nothing ???
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L hvac control head VIN: WDBSK71F97
vehicle came in with no cold air blowing out of vents. Found collapsed suction hose and replaced hose, compressor for noise and all pertinent components. Pushed button to turn on A/C and the red light comes on and after a few seconds it blinks three times and ...
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...
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MHHM75W35
Alright this car comes in about once a month with the lady complaining that the wrench and service lights come on and the car won't accelerate.I test drove the car several times and was unable to duplicate concern.we have replace the throttle pedal assy checke... Trouble codes: P2106 (Throttle actuator controlle system-forced limited power), P2135 (Electronic throttle controlle throttle position sensor a/b voltage correlation)
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JA3BN74KXP
Ses light comes on with a code 41. When the light comes on there is a clicking on the rh part of the center console (the mfi relay. Also, the rpms are very erratic and the ses light is on. I found the w/r wire at the mfi relay to be spiking over 30v( this wire... Trouble codes: 41 (Injector control circuit)
1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN8HD17Y4L
hi techs. first time customer broughtin a very well maintained pathfinder for a hesitation problem. car consistantly bogs out between 1200 - 1500 rpms. less noticable with no load but very bad on power brake. get engine past 1500 rpms runs & drives ok. custome...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
please help, no injector pulse or spark .. did time chain now doesnt run..all marks are dead on checked it twice. put new cam and crank sensors in.. still doesnt run..code 2138 comes back everytime its cleared...no other codes..thanks for you input Trouble codes: 2138
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L No power/accel VIN: JN8AZ08T14
Hi all, I've made a career out of fixing the un-fixable but after this vehicle I'm leaning hard towards stand up comedy. It came in in limp home mode also with transmission codes and o2 heater codes. Weird thing is the transmission slipped/chattered like crazy... Trouble codes: P2122 (accelerator pedal position1/signal low voltage), P2138 (wrong appsensor rational signal)
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Engine VIN: 1G3WH52HXX
This is a Labor Day weekend side job for an Intrigue with the spin-off "Shortstar" V-6. I am 99% sure a rod bearing has wiped out as it is knocking and has a perfect, loud rhythm to it. I would be shocked if it was anything else causing it. I plan on installin...
1982 Saab 900 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3AE43S8C
Hello. I have a Ast P700 tool that I can hook up to the cis system and check duty cycle. Does any one know where the plug for the duty cycle is? I can't seem to find its location. Also, someone has been playing around the fuel distributor head. I do not know i...
2006 Saturn Vue 3.5L pass air bag VIN: 5GZCZ6347S
customer brought in for air bag light,checked codes,b0092 passenger presence problem.customer is a car dealer,brought in a used seat assy,replaces pps module and cushion assy used tec 2 to rezero seat.cleared code and restarted engine code resets imediatly.che...
2007 Saturn Vue Green Line 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ33Z87
Hi guys got an 07 saturn vue hybrid. i cant locate my code sheet at the moment sorry.the cust and vehicle left the shop. the cust is kind of a (scitzo)but anyway whats happening aparently is when shes driving the vehicle the speedo goes crazy the abs light goe...
2007 Saturn Vue 3.5L Bearings VIN: 5GZCZ63407
Hey, we have been hunting this howling bearing, we have driven car and the noise is from the front. It does not change with throttle or banking the car. This is the honda powertrain... With it in the air the most noise is from the power transfer unit, we remov...
2008 Saturn Aura XE 3.5L Misfire VIN: JT3HN86R5Y
Hello, We have a 2008 Aura that had a misfire cylinder 1. Found crack in original spark plug. Change with oe plug. Came back week later /crack in plug. Crack is very light-starts from top and runs down. Put another plug in and of course same thing. I guess ig...
2005 Skoda Octaiva 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: TMBBS21Z25
2005 skoda Octaiva,desiel 1.9l.Car missing under acceleration but idles good.Blows black smoke when accelerating.any help please.Thank you Jim.
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Timing belt VIN: JF1GR89638
As per Nodata I removed the tensioner, then removed the timing belt. The cam gears on the right side (looking at engine from front of car)spun. I don't know how far or what way. So now I need to fix this thing. I know now that its possible to bend valves if th...
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L radiator cooling fan VIN: 1NXBR12E31
I just bought this car for mt sister to replace her old clunker.the radiator and condenser fans are on any time the key is on or the engine is running.I have tried disconnecting the A/C triple pressure switch and the temp sensor switch but no change.If i pull ...
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L low power VIN: JT2BK12U42
Thank You Hybrid Techs, a customer wants us to replace the HV battery in his 2002 Prius, something we havnt had the opportunity to do yet, ALLDATA time is 2.1 is this correct?, the procedure looks straight forward, besides the high voltage, any weirdness we sh...
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21A13
3.0 Code 446g comes up every 7-14 days,checked gas cap always tight,checked hose behind air filter housing,are there any problems with a purge canister valves?
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...
2005 Toyota Solara SE 2.4L engine VIN: 4T1CE38P86
vehicle came in would not start, checked vehicle over found had no coolant in cooling system filled cooling system and cylinders #3 and #4 filled with coolant removed cylinder head found head was warped resurfaced head and had pressure checked. checked engine ...

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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L ABS Module VIN: JH4KA96542
Thanks for all the helpful tips guys, but this vehicle is leaving with the ABS and VSA lights on. I manually flashed the codes, got a code 98, re-wrote the stearing neutral position manually and still got code 98. I placed a call to Identafix and talked to ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD532XW
hi guys thanks for all of you the car does not fix yet i put a cam sensor from the dealer and change the hole wires from the dme to the engine and new crank sensor from the dealer new battery and check all the fuses and disconnect the alarm and the problem sti... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor A circuit).
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ3345K
The customer is going to replace the canister and the pump assembly, they have not yet as they don't have the funds. I didn't get any replies from BMW experts as to weather their could be a fuel tank problem that contributed to this failure or if it was just o... Trouble codes: P1449.
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G4WS52M1X
First of all I would like to thank everyone for the A+ replies. 22 replies "WOW" thats what I call real help. Well here's the fix "Diesel fuel" yes the customer put diesel in the thing. When I changed the fuel pump I just never smelled or saw anything that wou...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L front end VIN: 1G6EL12Y8R
thank you to all for the quick response. happy to announce that this one is fixed!!! it was the starter bendix drive hitting the fly wheel. thanks to Steven from Idaho for a good diag procedure. turning off engine while turning!! thank you to all who replied!!...
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L head gaskets VIN: 1G6KY5499W
Thanks for everyones input, all suggestions have been passed on to my father I think hes likely going to junk it , but if not I will give a better response, Sarkis from ontario told me about a site called northstar performance the repair consists of a stud kit...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM57794
Thank you Ruben, It was the replacement harness. Althought you would think the numbers should be the same they are not. After Ruben sent me the correct diagrahm I verified that I had hooked up wrong. Hooked up per TSB. Car ran fine... Thanks again Ruben... Trouble codes: P0221 (high volt), P0222.
1998 Chevrolet P30 7.4L Fuel pump runs 3 sec VIN: 1GBLP37J3W
VEH STILL HAS THIS SAME ISSUE .NOTHING APPLIED TO MY ISSUE Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel level sensor circuit high voltage).
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L tires VIN: 1G1ND52M8X
Sorry this took so long but after I opened the help request the car was in a hail storm and has been in the body shop. The customer took the car and had all new tires put on it and then said it helped some but still had a little pull. I replaced the strut bush...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z71 5.3L Brake line routing VIN: 3GNEK13T92
Thank you all. I believe all where correst too, it was just differant terms used. For the books this is the correst routing. L/F R/F Rear ( all to wheels.) Master secondary ( rear of master cylinder) Master primary ( front of master cylinder ) Boy one mo...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCHK23173
well fellow techies this case is closed, i removed previous injectors and had them tested. they were all bad, customer was mad at himself for getting ripped off by his own purchase of injectors. we got remaned injectors from a local auto parts store installed ... Trouble codes: P0380, P1238.
2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNE922566
2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 2A8HR44H78
Haven't been able to get customer back. Most of the replies I got mentioned broken flexplates causing crank sensor issues. This has been an issue on this engine since it was new. Others mentioned the speed sensor shorting and pulling the reference voltage down... Trouble codes: P0300 (Cylinder Misfire Detected- Stored Code), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire- Stored Code), P0339 (Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Intermittent- Stored Code), P1128 (Closed Loop Fueling Not Achieved- Bank 1- Pending Code), C121C.
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1B4HT28N91
Robert from Indiana nailed it the fuse that powers the O2 relay was blown. not sure why. Perhaps the previous shop had replaced a shorted O2 and did not realize the fuse was blown. thanks for the quick replies. Trouble codes: P0031, P0136, P0051, P0158.
2001 Dodge Dakota R/T 5.9L Wipers VIN: 1B7GL22N41
Hey Everyone, Thanks for all yor time especially Andy [...] Who all said plug and play. It was basically plug and play however I did have to go to dealer and have the rke programmed. Replaceing the cen...
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L shift motor? VIN: 1D7HU18277
Okay, sorry for the delay in posting, replies varied, did check the A.C. transducer (no problems), we could not get t-case voltage data on our Solus??, had communication, just very little data & checking voltage was one of the first steps in diagnosis. Checke...
2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WD0PE74588
Well, after some further inconclusive testing, I changed all 6 glow plugs again and let the customer take the vehicle. To date it has been fine, but temps are warm here now so system is probably not being used at this time. As some suggested, I load tested t... Trouble codes: P0671 (Cylinder 1 glow plug open circuit), P0672 (Cylinder 2 glow plug open circuit), P0673 (Cylinder 3 glow plug open circuit), P0674 (Cylinder 4 glow plug open circuit), P0675 (Cylinder 5 glow plug open circuit), P0676 (Cylinder 6 glow plug open circuit).
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTRX18LXY
The problem is so intermittent that we are not sure if it is fixed, but I appreciate all the help. Thanks to everyone that took time to respond. Most of the feed back I got was along our lines of thinking too so hopefully it is taken care of. Thanks Again!
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L vent temp VIN: 1FMRU17L6Y
=Thanks for all the great information guys. Sorry for the delay in posting a fix, the client finally brought the vehicle back so I could do further testing. I was able to recreate the issue while in the shop. had someone hold the idle at 2500rpm then turn on t...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L steering VIN: 1FMYU04112
Thanks for the help guys, found the outer tie rod ends were very rusty inside and very hard to turn. Had NO movement while attached to the spindle though. Replaced the outer tie rod ends and all is well. They only made noise after extended driveing- customer h...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT Sport 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1FMZU77K25
customer declined to replace the cluster at this time. I will re post if they return to repair the problem. Thanks for the replies sorry I dont have any results to share
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FBNE31L56
Sorry for the delay in posting this fix. I thought I had done so long ago. Anyway the third compressor fixed the problem. No more wild fluctuation of the high side and cooling was good as new. It was my Jobber who suggested yet another compressor. Did he ...
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L expansion valve VIN: 2HGEJ6617Y
factory expansion valve is in and noise is gone..and im down to in and out of expansion valve in 25 minutes. i guess practice really does make perfect,lol. i did call the tech assist person from compressor works and he said this was the first problem with his ...
2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Low beam headlights VIN: SHSRD78833
The information provided by Joe was exactly what I needed. Thanks everyone for the quick replies and assistance in this matter.
2007 Infiniti M35 X 3.5L Drivers Seat VIN: JMKAY01F47
Thanks for all the replies. Customer has elected to have dealer repair
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Compression VIN: SAJHX1249V
Well this car left on a tow-dolly today. It got sold as a 'builder' to some hobbiest. Generally people agreed with me on this: leakage between cylinders means the cylinder head has to come off. The root cause was probably bad catalytic converters but it's ...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: KNDJA7237T
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Pressure Control Solinoid VIN: SALME114X4
This transmission will work perfectly, sometimes for days, sometimes only for an hour or so. So I am pretty confident it can be fixed with a service and replacing the suspect solenoid. The problem I still have is no way to identify the solenoids. The dealer t...
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L vvti
thank you to all who replied Gary and Matthew got it right the reason it wouldnt start was the crank sprocket it had a broken tooth not at all related to vvti pulley i guess with all the emphassis on not removing the 5 bolts (mitchel and all data even on timin...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L powersteering VIN: 1LNHM97V2X
We ended up taking the resivor off, and cleaning the filter. everything seems to work fine, customer hasnt been back
1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, Poor acceleration VIN: JM1NB3532X
Mazda Miatas are little rockets when they run well! I replaced the crankshaft pully boss and keyway. A new timing belt was installed while we were at it. Car ran out like a champ and customer is thrilled! Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0140.
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
thanx to all who replyed i saved all your suggestions in my e mail but being that this car belongs to the shop and we are busy i havent had the time to look atit again. i will do some more checking and hopefully someone hit the nail on the head. i am starting ...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L abs module VIN: WMWRC33412
the customer declined any persuit of repairing abs at this time. Only good alternate source for reman module was bbs in Mass. All had mixed results using reman. units.
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L transmission VIN: WMWRC33484
After checking all the connections again I tried connection enhancer ,Stabilant seemed to do the trick !! Thanks for all the help !
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D43
I waited a week to make sure this one is fixed. It ended up being the MAF sensor even though the scan data looked good and the voltage test at the sensor fell within spec's. I took an educated guess and it paid off. I installed the MAF and did an Idle Relearn ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L valve train VIN: 5TBRT34115
Man, did we luck out. summary. Codes for secondary air injection, fan damaged. Replace fan under intake and young tech install intake back on and doesn't notice small plastic tie strap laying in valve runner. Upon start up nasty noise. Remove intake and remove...
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L horn VIN: JTNBB46KX7
Thanks to all who replied. The fuse that led from the relay to the horn was good. Since I could not get to the relay and the customer did not want to spend the money on the relay block I ran another relay on the outside of the block to bypass it and all is wel...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRT71KX5
I checked the wiring to the flap motor with the lab scope. Found 1 signal wire had a dirty 12 volt signal. Also checked it at the ecu same dirty signal. I believe it needs a new ecu & flap motor. Customer needed car & declined repairs at this time. Sorry it to... Trouble codes: 8213P.
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A0X
This was a hard car to get data from without a volvo scanner.The problem haven't been solved because I didn't have enough information or data to finish.I was able to use vida in a timely manner thanks to Sahul.I was able to get one volvo to communicate by clea...
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