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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HAWE45RFD
Vehicle came to shop with rough running condition. Vehicle was worked on at a different shop previously. Replaced cam and crank sensors,IAC,MAP sensor,TPS sensor.Timing chain good and still runs rough, hard code PO341. PLEASE HELP!!!
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Cooling Systems
Car overheated and has signs of a blown head gasket because of a bad hose. How many special tools are necessary to R&R the head? Alldata shows two for the head bolts and a few to remove the cams. Just wondering what I have to get, and what I can do without. T...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L oil level reading VIN: WBAVB335X6
The engine oil needed to be changed and so the service was done. Even with 7quarts of oil the gauge still read at the minimum line. Also the word "service" is displayed together with the oil level, indicating that there is a fault in the oil level sensing syst...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22N8Y
vehicle keeps shorting out # 1 cylinder ignition coil/we tried oem and aftermaket/after driving vehicle for appx 1/2 hour/coil blows up like a ballon/causing misfire and engine light to come on/was towed in for crank no start we installed coil and plugs vehicl...
2001 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L System VIN: 2B4GP44G61
car came in with poor ac performance pressures read normal but customer wanted to try a new ac system. installed compressor, dryer,expansion valves front and rear (dual unit) charged it up 2.88lbs,ran it and coolled down to 60 degrees took it for a drive and o...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 3D7LU38C33
Well I opened a can of worms and need help. We have no Chrysler Dealer for 1320km and I elected to replace this PCM. I had reflashed these Deisels before with a DRB III and Winflash with a CD, so I decided to try this. I also have a Bosch VCI J2534-1 Pass Thru... Trouble codes: P2146
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L power steering
I am trying to figure out what I did wrong on my diagnosis. This Taurus came in with no power steering assist. This car has only 30k miles on it. The fluid was a little low but not enough to cause an issue. I pressure tested the system to determine the problem...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP31383
I cannot get the my scanner to read the codes. Checked the 12 volt and the grounds. According to the wiring diagram on Mitchell I seem to be missing the computer data lines for the PCM. In the connector I dont have the Blu/red at #14 or the Gry/Red and #6. I d...
2010 Ford E 350 SD 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBSS3BL9A
Last week it come in with code p1450 and lean code b1.looking at the scan data the tank pressure read 2.75 vdc.i remove the gas cap and it drop to 1.25,put the cap on and reading goes up again.i disconnect the vent solenoid wire connector and nothing happen. I... Trouble codes: P1450 (Unable to bleed up/fuel tank vacuum), P2196 (O2 signal biased/stuck rich b1), P2198 (O2 signal biased/stuck rich b2)
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C74
ok guys need help on this one, i have this hyundai accent gl the owner took good care of this car and one day it just wouldn't start on him. looked the fuel pressure i got none so decided to replace the pump one week later he called again saying that the car w...
1997 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Po0123 VIN: 1J4FJ78SVL
Trans not shifting right (winds out before shift) high idle (went away with repl ECM) but still 4.59V at TPS orange with ECM plug unhooked; have not driven since problem surfaced, all "running" results obtained, just idling in driveway PO0123 always there come... Trouble codes: P0123
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L compressor, dash controls, blower motor VIN: WDBGA43E5P
Thanks in advance for any and all help. Veh came in with a no AC and burnt smell complaint. Inspected and found AC compressor locked up and clutch burnt. Also found a jumper wire from ac CLutch to fuse box completly melted. Un able to figure out where it was r...
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Unknown VIN: JTEHD21A72
Misfire p0302 on cylinder 2, have already moved plug and coil, still misfire on 2. Cleaned maf/throttle body, still misfire on 2. Don't know what else to do.
1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L trans VIN: YV1AX884XJ
HI guy's, symtom was overdrive inop,fault traced overdrive sol inop, it had power, sol was not clicking, ohms test was open circut, replaced sol, now I have an audible clicking of the sol but still no overdrive, I've done lots of these volvos for overdrive iss...
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L Soft top VIN: YV1NC56D8X
Vehicle came in a month ago with CCU 316 rear hatch opening code,cancel code and worked fine for a couple of weeks,customer was driving and started beeping and quit working. Code CCU120 cover lock permanent fault and CCU216 cover lock switch permanent fault,c...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 BMW M3 3.2L temp VIN: WBSCD9326W
water pump five months old busted the whole impeller loose from the shaft second one warrantied on this car, first one leaked, both new, not oem, lesson learned. thanks for the timely responses guys and gals its nice to know that a head scratcher can be helpfu...
1991 Chevrolet V1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Idle VIN: 1GNEV16K3M
Well it turned out to be the valve/pushrod lash. It was too tight on all cylinders. I pulled the valve covers, started it up and started backing them off until they ticked then a half turn back. All were much too tight. After re-adjusting all of them, the ...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power VIN: 1FDAF56P83
replaced tank,pump, filters, and all 8 injectors also reflashed ficm to update injectors on cold stank thanks for all input
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Limp Mode VIN: 1FTSW20P45
As you all know the 6.0 leaker power joke is a problem child. I too figured it to be the solenoid or the turbo. Unfortunetly I am not working on this becasue it is under warranty. Ford corporate says that they support their dealer mechanics and the tech help d...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Electrical system VIN: 1HGCG5658W
sent the vehicle to Honda dealership, it was a dealer repair only. they have to re set the security system
2004 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Stall VIN: JNRAS08U94
Thanks to all that replied. The Infinity dealer must have been on the wrong track. The vehicle would only stall once on start up after driving for awhile. The problem turned out to be the throttle body. Replaced and all is well.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Won't turn off VIN: SAJGX2748V
I found it! Unfortunately I spent about five hours tracking it down only to come home, fire up iATN and read the responses from Stanley from Florida and Dana from Massachusetts which would have led me right to it. Dana even described exactly what I found: the ... Trouble codes: P1638 (Computer circuit malfunction).
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA03T93
I have to call this fixed as it is gone and still running with a follow-up call. The gas was clean, smelled right, looked clean and even burned a little fishing the transfer lines through. I even flushed the lines going to the filter with no signs of restric...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Starting VIN: WDBGA43E5P
Thanks in advance for the help. Found start signal coming out of Ignition switch, but no signal to the starter soliniod. Traced wire to a relay located to the right of the gas pedal behind the center console panel. a silver relay. Bypassed this relay and i...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L R-turn signal VIN: WDBNG70J91
Fixed this car Friday the 12th of August after getting the mirror back from the paint shop installed it in the morning and told the customer if he had any more issues to call asap, haven't heard anything back from customer yet, I'm certain this fixed the probl...
2007 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Ecm VIN: 11N4BA41E7
thanks to all that replied. the problem came out to be the ecm and the dealership warrantied it. it has 8 years warranty.
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NF52E7Y
Thank You so much to replies to me very fast & helpful.yes monitors running & go to completed & get smog check done.I disconnect both battery cable and jump together, leave it overnight and on morning i took for drive came back, check monitors and monitors go ...
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G8JU54FX2
Well this car it's fixed and back on the road again, end up to be the BCM as I suspected, since security light never flashed, neither was any antitheft or any other code anywhere, also did not respond to Tech2 security light test, Thanks Michael from NJ, and B...
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L Misfire VIN: 5GZCZ63B73
Soory for the late reply.We repalced the cat and problem solved.Thanks for all the great info!! Trouble codes: P0300, P2B03, P0421, P0301.
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L 3-4 shift VIN: 4S3B6685XT
found excessive resistance poor pin fit at transmission harness connector. speed sensor 2 circuit ans shift solinoid a circuit bypassed connector and transmission is shifting properly. thanks for all the good ideas.
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Power Cut Of VIN: 4T1BF28K8Y
we had cleaned all ground and alternator reading came to 14.2v and car is running perfect
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Shift Solenoid A VIN: JTEGH20V13
I printed T-SB-0156-10 and POL 10-03 and gave the copies to my sister she is the owner of the RAV 4, she is going to present these copies to the Toyota Service Department. I have been told that the PCM was replaced and this fixed the problem.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: C0WM004633
well its fixed but not really i'll explain myself here. o2s1 was shorted and thats why the thing got changed.i replaced the cts even though i thought the temp was correct, and voila! car got luke warm and went right into closed loop. temp test is a little bogu... Trouble codes: P0117, P0135, P0134.
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1RS59V34
After taking timing belt back off and alining cam and crank with volvo alignment tools I saw the crank gear not lining up with mark. Took off crank gear it was stripped, got new gear it lined up put back togeather it started and ran great. I am glad i did not ...
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