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1995 Audi S6 2.2L Booster VIN: WAUKA84A2S
Diagnosed failed accumulator. Replaced accumulator, replaced fluid reservoir and high pressure line. Bled system and still have the same problem, brake pedal kick back, then seems to smooth out and function correctly. Tried a power bleed of system to eliminate...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG74F15
I keep getting this code back after a few hundred miles or so. I have ohm checked the leak detection pump with a test I found in Mitchell all ok. Verified power to pump and ohmed out wires from pump to ECU all ok. Also made sure none had continuity to ground o... Trouble codes: 18836 (EVAP leak detection pump sense circuit)
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Steering VIN: WBAHE1319R
Thanks in advance, i have a brain teaser here, regularly work on european cars but this one has got me. A couple of months ago replaced the notorious p/s pressure hose and the small jumper hoses on the p/s cooling lines. Now the car has extremely hard steering...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L no time clock VIN: WBADD6324V
Hi bmw tech. I have this 1997 528i that I cant put the time clock in time because when I tuch the clock button on the radio display no change and I use diferent radio display and same no clock I check all the fuses and all fuses are ok I know I can't comunicat...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L incorrect ratio VIN: WBABS334G2
hey all trans experts, got this bmw that it giving me headaches. it drives fine until it gets warm. the thing is scanner is reading trans temp is 275f. but taking fluid temp with hand held gauge reads about 180f. i have replaced internal harness where temo gau...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L blueish whiite smoke VIN: 5UXFB53574
exhaust blows out blueish white smoke from exhaust. we smoke tested the intake and the crank vent stystem. no leaks detected. we found the before mentioned tsb and we are alittle stumped. any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: 28D6, 274E, 2744 (misfire 4), 2747 (misfire 3), 2748 (misfire 7), 2749 (misfire 2)
2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L A/C compressor VIN: 4USFE43597
This vehicle was towed in with a broken compressor belt and seized compressor. The question that I have is where is the tensioner mounted? I dont see bolt holes for a tensioner. I ordered compressor and tensioner, waiting for parts. The tensioner does not appe...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L8S
Car came in on the hook. Customers complaint was cranks but wont start.Had P0341 and IC not switching codes prior to repair. Problem was intermitent. I started the car and drove it in the shop ran very poorly and eventually died under power brake conditions. N... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam/crank error)
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y3X
Vehicle has energized purge and vent solenoid at all times. Power supply checks fine. ECM supplying ground to both solenoids when key is on. Grounds go away when ECU connector containing wires to solenoids is disconnected. Sent to GM had new ECM installed and ... Trouble codes: P0440 (EVAP Leak)
2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L No Start VIN: 1GYEE63746
Vehicle came in on a hook no start, no crank and cannot remove key from ignition. have disconnected splice packs to remove most of the 31 modules from the system, still have all three codes and will not crank. have disconnected the few remaining modules and no... Trouble codes: U1300 (Class 2 data link low), P0318 (Rough road sensor), P1629 (Theft deterent signal not received)
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Silverado 7.4L ABS Light VIN: 1GCGK29N5S
reading data with snap on scanner wheel sensor info all over the board.
1999 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Runs Rough VIN: 2CNBJ186XX
Engine runs rough, misfire feel, check engine light starts flashing almost immediately with code P0300- multiple cylinder misfire. Engine seems unable to burn fuel completely, because spark plugs gas foul and has a rich exhaust smell. Went 'round and 'round to... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Missfire)
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Cluster not working VIN: 1G1ND52J31
Can not get the scaner to talk to the ecm the problem is the instrument cluster is not working wright the gas and temp is not working it started when he hit a bump and now all the lights come on in the cluster and go out some times
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Hesitation VIN: 1GBJC39245
This is going to be a long one. Just thanking ereryone ahead of time. A commercial customer had their 2005 Chevtolet C3500HD Cab & chassis dually with overloaded utility body towed to shop because driver heard a load bang and then smoke started pouring out the... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor circuit), P0336 (Crankshaft position sensor performance)
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C4FY48B54
Thank You for reading this and will appreciate any assistance I can get. Vehicle towed in from another shop, with a no PCM/Scan Tool Communication and No Crank situation. Apparently the car died on the road. Found and replaced a burnt fuse to revive communica...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L No communcation VIN: 387HC13Y9X
Hello, this truck has no communication with pcm. There is no broken wires from the connector to the pcm and I have power and good ground to the plug! I don't know what to check next. Thanks!
1987 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10T5H
My truck has intermittent miss that is worse when cold and under load. The problem is more so at low RPM in second gear, so I step the clutch and bring the rpm up to catch again.the problem is getting worse and missing when hot now.I cant keep throwing parts ...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L transmission VIN: 1FASP11J3S
Hi, thanks for taking your time to look at this. This car belongs to a used car lot and I have no history on it. I used the iATN knowledge base and it led me to look for a broken pump shaft or stripped out gear in the torque converter. We pulled the transmissi...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Block VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
This is an "information only" request for any engine machinists or rebuilders. Purchased this truck with a bad engine as a project for my 14 year old son. It had been severely over heated. (yes, both heads are cracked) The block needs bored, which leads to my ...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE11L42
The van came in with check egine light on with a stack of codes 136,1131,1151,0171,0174, all having to do with a lean condition. check and cleaned MAF The reason I replaced the pcm is that the rear O2 sensor wasn't working but when a completed the ground circu... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean condition bank 2), P0171 (Lean condition bank 1)
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F63
Sent truck out had oil leak rear main and oil pand gasket. Job was finished and came back running fine also has fresh oil change. After sitting over weekend customer picked up truck it started ran for about 20 to 30 seconds and shut off then got code p1212 icp... Trouble codes: P1212 (Icp voltage not as expected)
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Noise At Throw Out Bearing VIN: 1FAFP40453
this my first lookat the mustang, i want to fix it right this time , could it be crankshaft end play ???
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L info center odometer VIN: 1FAFP55S94
info center goes blank , will go through its normal cycle if set button is pushed 3 times and then press reset ,all parmeters check ok then when it gets to the end it will show odometer but then goes blank untill same procedure is followed, it will show the do...
2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FNEU73E67
I have this 2007 ford explorer, the customer complains it clicks when you shift from foward to reverse, let your foot off the brake and give it slight gas, if i lightly brake torque it it consistently happens, once foward, once backwards, we replaced the drive...
1997 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1GTGG29R0V
Thanks to everyone for your input ahead of time! I have this 1997 GMC full size van that has me scratching my head. Customers complaint was that in the morning, he drove it to the job site and it was running fine a few hours later, he started it up and it was ... Trouble codes: P0151 (O2 sensor circuit low voltage bank 2 sensor 1)
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GKET16S83
This one has me stumped. Vehicle came in surging , previous tech diagnosed as fuel pump, replaced fuel pump with after market unit, same prob. replaced fuel pump second time, same problem. When accelerating with this vehicle , fuel pressure will steadily fall ...
2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Power steering VIN: 1GKEV23797
Hey fellas! This Acadia has little power steering assist at idle when it gets warmed-up. Works fine cold. I suspect the pump is weak. Has anyone run across this before? Fluid is clean and full. No codes. Any ideas? Thanks!
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6678W
Car has one of two codes at any time. P1382/p1381. Both codes relate to the cam/ cylinder postion sensor located in the Distr. I have replaced the distr. with a hatachi made in japan. And i have repaced the crank sensors to cover me rear end. Neither two items... Trouble codes: 1382 (no cylinder position sensor), 1381 (cylinder position)
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L compressor VIN: 2HGEJ6570Y
I have this Honda that came in with the compressor locked up. I did an a/c kit, compressor, receiver dryer, expansion valve and condenser. I charged the system with 1.4lbs. At idle the car cools but the high side pressure is bouncing rapidly between 200 and 30...
2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L antitheft VIN: 1HGEM21582
Can't seem to find a relearn procedure for adding a new key for ignition system.. cust has only one key for vehicle wants to get a second. I can get a key from dealer but dealer says there is a relearn pocedure.. to accept new (second)key.. can anybody help me...
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22943
Emission sticker is due tomorrow of course. This vehicle came in yesterday with several codes (P1259 VVT malfunction, P1298 Electronic Load Detector (ELD) circuit high voltage, FIXED) and P0401. I replaced the EGR valve the High school kids put on when it test... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR)
2000 Hyundai GRANDEUR 3.5L 2-3 Shift VIN: KMHFU41DRI
The transmission only flares during 2-3 shift. There are no new codes, but trans oil has been replaced prior to problem. Oil level is correct. Valvoline assure us 100% that the "max" oil is the correct one. Has anyone any ideas why this trans is behaving in th...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D74
car came in p2096 p2196 and p2270 upstream sensor reading about 2450mv -4000mv down stream reading about 800mv changing down to 0 and back up with the throttle We installed a walker 250-25012 upstream o2 sensor and the same results if we unplug the upstream s... Trouble codes: P2270, P2096, P2196
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L no compression VIN: KMHCG45C64
Hey Hyundai Guys! I have a 04 Accent from the auction, and it broke the Timing belt. Can anyone tell me if the 1.6 16v engine is an interferance engine? Just wondering if I should even waste my time putting a belt on it first or, should I be ready to replace s...
1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJKY1540K
Hi to the Jag people out there, This car came in because of a no start condition after cust drove for about an hour, then let it sit for aprox 15 min plus. car would not restart. they waited aprox 2 hrs and got the car to start. I was able to duplicate the con...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01DXY
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 2001 S Type 4.0 in for a check engine light with a code P1380 for a bank one variable valve timing solenoid circuit malfunction. I have tested the solenoid and it comes in at 10 ohms and have g... Trouble codes: P1380 (Bank 1 Variable valve timing malfunction)
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Surge VIN: SAJDA14L32
on 2 occasions customer states vehicle was at a stop an suddenly accelerated to over four thousand RPM ,, checked harness for breakage / loose conections or rodent damage ,, none found , have read several similar vehicles that the throttle body was faulty ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L LF abs sensor circuit
ABS lit on- LF speed sensor circuit problem code replaced speed sensor due to didn't ohm out right ABS lite on- same problem code. check wires between sensor and CAB - A ok. load tested wires- a OK. hooked up r/f sensor to left side wiring harness- same proble...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L mode door VIN: 1J4GS48K85
when u turn off the vehicle the air comes out of the defrost the next time u start it
2008 Jeep Compass Limited 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1J8FF57W78
Owner states vehicle lost power accompanied by loud screeching/squealing noise and started running poorly. Pulled over to shut it off and claim it stayed running even with key out of ignition. They say it was running quite rough at this point, possibly dieseli...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPM16411
I have a 2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE with the ABS, Brake and Traction Control lights on. Pulled codes 157 (pump pressure switch fault), 1 (brake switch failure), 74 (pump pressure switch fault) and 79 (pressure switch failure- short to another. Not exactly...
2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L temp. control VIN: SALTW19454
I don't work on many Rovers so I need all the help I can get. The right side of the dash is about 15' higher than the left side when both sides are set at the same temp. I am unable to pull any codes on this car. Thanks Bob
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L VVT Cam gear VIN: JT8BD68S5Y
After replacing the timing components to repair the oil leak I found that the code (P1349-VVT FAULT B1) would reset on a test drive, the car would also idle poorly for a little while and even stall. I performed the diagnostic steps only to find what appears to...
1994 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L Starter VIN: JM3LV5233R
Hi techs, i'm helping my friend removing starter on this 1994 mazda mpv 3.0l. He want to do it at his house,i look for the procedure on mod,it say romoves ps pump alternator and cv shaft.do i really have to remove the shaft?i need help from who been there done...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L cylinder VIN: 3N1CB51D85
Thanks to everyone in advance, have a weird one with a very common problem just can't get any concrete evidence to go with. Car was towed into shop as a crank no start. pulled plugs (which were very very very tight and had to use penetrating oil overnight to g...
2007 Nissan Sentra S 2.0L intake VIN: 3N1AB61E27
Car is trade in at dealership. Came in shop for check engine light on with multiple misfire. Plugs are oil fouled, intake, intake plenum, runners in cylinder head are all full of engine oil. Pcv valve appears to be clean. Are there any known concerns causing t...
2006 Other GM Astra 1.9L Radio/Central locking VIN: WOLOAHL486
At times over several months the radio & central display intermittently will not turn off when ignition key is removed. When this occurs, central locking will not operate from key remote. Frequency of fault has increased over time. It seems there is a fault wi...
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2WJ12M8T
ok guys this one has me scracthing my head, car came in with a no start. tested fuel and fire, both are there and present. fuel pressure is at 45 psi, and i have fire out of all 6 spark plug wires. scanned car and found no trouble codes. Iev watched the cam, a...
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP 5.3L abs
I have grand prix in the shop for abs &trac light I found the main wire harness to be not pluged in.so I plugged it in now the will not star & still no com with abs has eney one heard of this? ???
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Serpentine belt
Hi guys. Sorry no VIN, writing from home. This 2.3l Saab has wrecked and thrown its serp belt 2x in less than a year. The first time he was out of town and had it fixed at a GM dealer (they used a Saab belt i see). Now its back at my place after being towed in...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78K52
The Check Engine light has been on for quite a while, like maybe over a year. Trying to determine what is causing this fault to occur. I realize it has nothing to do with customers problem of long cranking and or hard starting since that just started occurring... Trouble codes: P1663 (Charge Air Control Valve circuit short to B)
1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L Engine VIN: 1G8ZK527XW
I recently bought a 98 saturn SL2 with a spun bearing. I can get a good deal on a 1997 Twin cam. I can't find any information if the 97 engine will work in my 98. Has anyone dealt with this before and know if there is any difference between the two?
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD79636
hi all. car came to me with low power complaint.dont see many turbo subi's,so am a little green here.it starts,idles perfectly.as you drive it and shift through the gears (5-speed)it will run fine till about 3000 or 4000 rpm with decent power, but it seems lik... Trouble codes: P2021, P2444, P2431, P2433
2006 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: KL5JD56Z76
This week's headache is an '06 Suzuki Forenza that boils over only during a hot soak. It can be driven or idled all day long with no problems, until you shut off the engine, then it boils and pushes coolant out the overflow. This car belongs to a used car deal...
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JTYRN13P9M
help, this truck starts and runs normal cold. after hot will not start until engine cools down. injectors have 12- volts on both terminals when the no start temp is hot.there is no pulse from ecm at injectors when hot. thanks for your help in advance.
2003 Toyota Highlander 2.4L extended crank time VIN: JTEHD21A53
Hello, I have this Toyota in for a starting problem when it is wet out. Customer stated that on three ocassions, the vehicle had extended crank times. The worst being after the rain from the last storm (Irene), the vehicle was parked and not driven for storm. ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWSC29M61
Hi thanks for any help. This car was brought in from another shop with a misfire on #3 cyl. initial test result showed no signal to #3 coil from ECM. tested voltage on #1 #2 & #4 coil trigger wire and all had over 5 volts #3 had less than 1 volt. we tested cam... Trouble codes: 16684 (Random/mutiple mifire), 16687 (cylinder 3 misfire), 17950 (angle sensor 1 for throttle actuator implausible signal), 17976 (thrttle actuator mechanical failure)
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 1.9L shifts VIN: 9BWGR61J64
Complaint of intermittent harsh shifts or possibly goes neutral maybe in 2nd or 3rd then bangs into gear. Stores code 16502 Engine coolant temp signal circuit - G62: high, value of resistence too great and 00300 Gearbox oil temperature sender- G93 sporadic: im...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Drive-axles VIN: YV1LZ5648W
Short story, we replaced right front drive axle due to outer cv boot open and joint dry. We replace front tires due to seperated tread. We replaced tires with same size as rear 205/65R15. Rear tire tread depth was 8/32, new tire tread depth is 11/32, once agai...

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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Clutch VIN: ZARBA5640H
WOW !!! You guys are GREAT ! Low and behold I yanked up on the clutch pedal and it came up a good inch. Peeking up under the dash I could see that the pviot had slipped on the shaft. I am in the process now of removing the assembly to replace or weld it. T...
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Brake Pedal VIN: WAUDC68DX1
After much trial and error we found that it was defective friction material causing a poor pedal feel. Replaced pads again and let customer drive for two weeks, so far so good. Thanks to everyone!!
2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Tcm/Tcu VIN: WAUAC48H14
Thanks for all the replies. The TCM or TCU (which ever you call it) was defective. I called Audi after I recieved the replies saying you all thought the module was bad. They sent another unit and this one codes/functions just fine with Ross-Tech. The bad u...
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD64B84
First off, thanks for all of the replies on this jewel. I swapped the rear O2 sensors and the code did not follow the part(as expected). I told the customer that without proper tooling I could not check the ECM connector without possibly losing its programming... Trouble codes: P0036 (H02s heater b1s2), P0141 (Ho2s heater b1s2).
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBABS33442
Wow this has got to be the wildest ride I've ever been on! So when is a code not a code ? When it's a ground fault! Talk about a strange one. Code 59 in ZF/BMW transmission language is indeed a stall speed code but when it occurs, that is the ticket. If it hap...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L Ride VIN: WBANE73536
The customer took the car to the dealer, they cleared the codes, had the car for about 2 1/2 hours stating to the customer that they found some poor connection this time. If the concern returned then they would need to replace the control module at the rear d...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Cooling Systems
Thanks for all the info. It helped and I got all the tools and fixed it with no problems at all. Thanks again to all.
1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L engine VIN: 1G4CU5215S
Thanks everyone for the help found pcm to be bad thanks.I checked all pcm powers and grounds they were all good so I replaced pcm
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Steering VIN: 3G5DA03E54
1976 Chevrolet K20 Custom Deluxe 6.6L pings VIN: CKU246Z131
found blown head gaskets on both sides of engine and gaskets had no steam holes in them. removed engine and rebuilt entire engine correctly!!
1992 Chevrolet K1500 WT 5.7L spedo VIN: 1GCEK14K4N
You guys were right the wires ohmed out but still didnt transmit a good enough signal new wires all is well!! Thank you
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Brake Pedal VIN: 1GCEK19T01
thanks to all the replays terry i would of fired a tech if that was the case all calipers were installed right found after repeated autobleed the abs pump and reg bleed the system i got a great pedal thanks again
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT 6.0L Locking front diff. VIN: 1GCHK24431
Thanks Ruben: You gave what I needed to diagnose the prolbem witch ended up a bad accuator motor thanks guys for all of your help 4x4 works fine I had found out today it has been a few years since accuator had been replaced the truck get a hard work out on the...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L hydroboost, steering pump VIN: 1GCHK23U61
Customer has not had time t bring truck back in yet, but he has had some more input. When going down a hill and he brakes hard, then the pump will stop giving any assist for several hours or a few days. If he applies brakes slowly, then every thing works n...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Transmission Case VIN: 1GCEK14V02
Jasper is Replacing the trans, and i will be putting it in. We will have to wait and see if this one fails. I will post again if it fails in a short amount of time.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7HF13ZX1
So turns out all who said check timing where correct.The truck had jumped and this in it's self was enough to cause no spark. Seems that when computer sees out of sink it allows inj. but no spark. I got alot of e-mail's telling me that the new crank sensor wa...
2005 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L Transfer case VIN: 1D4HB58D95
She needed the durango so I disconnected the connector at the transfer case motor to see if it will stay in 2wd and maybe it was a fork slipping it and out of 4X4. it has not done it since. I got some good replies saying check for wire short by t case. So I kn...
1957 Ford Skyliner 4.5L Windshield wipers VIN: D7RW209475
Thank you all for your timely and lively responses. Forgive me, because of my age (41), and lack of exposure to these "old" cars, it seemed natural that only "old timers" would respond. I, of course, was wrong! Anyhow, many great tests were outlined, and i now...
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP54Y3N
Thank you all the crank sensor was take care the problem. car run fine now never cut out.
1994 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire
As always, thank you for the suggestions. Several suggested an ignition module, as well as a speed sensor and dash cluster. As it turns out, the problem was bad parts. I replaced the distributor with another A-1 unit under warranty Friday afternoon, befor...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Temp Gauge VIN: 1FTRX18W81
A couple of you guys hit the nail on the head. Replacing the thermostat has solved our problem!! Many thanks to everybody that responded!!
2002 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FMYU01BX2
after talking with the dealer that brought this escape to us he said that he checked all engine mounts, well there is the front engine mount at the cylinder head that you need to lift the engine by the oil pan to check it. it was defective. we replaced it with...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53215
Most replies suggested that the cruise control unit itself was intermittently self actuating, or a possible intermittent bad speed sensor. I also questioned cruise control switches in the steering wheel. 3 weeks have passed and no word from customer. If he doe...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L engine VIN: 2FAHP71V78
Sorry forgot to mention oil pressure was checked with manual gauge.disassembled engine to find oil pump bad and bearings scored.Customer decided not to repair at this time. thanks to all that replied
2010 Ford E 350 SD 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBSS3BL9A
hello tech, thank you all.It was the purge solenoid,stuck open a couples of you guys mention it.my initial check sidetrack me when i heard the whoosing when i disconnected the vent hose i thought the vent solenoid was stuck,i think when the purge solenoid got ... Trouble codes: P1450 (Unable to bleed up/fuel tank vacuum), P2196 (O2 signal biased/stuck rich b1), P2198 (O2 signal biased/stuck rich b2).
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5534S
Many thanks to all who replied. This problem was making me scratch my head raw. I did an R&R on all the grounds and throughly cleaned these connections, even remade some of the questionable ones. I figured it had to be a short to ground or at least some high r... Trouble codes: 41 (heated O2 sensor malfunction).
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Transmission VIN: 2MGEJ6672V
thank you to all ATN team,this kind of support is always appreciated,so far you had help me to fix 3 cars , and for that I have to say thank you to all the team members good team let's keep it up, and yes I'm replacing this tranny on this honda,I'm going to op...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN46D64
after confirming with customer vehicle also had a fuel smell. so i replaced purge valve & canister, vent valve. works fine I did see purge valve sticking open just a bit.
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKCA31A41
ok after, rechecking and checking again, i have an ecm issue. i told the customer they would need to replace the iac and the ecu. they are not happy but understand how it works. i will order a ecm and iac from the dealer and reprogram the theft system . hopefu... Trouble codes: P0505.
2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L speedometer VIN: KNADC16342
thanks for the replies. after some research with direction i realize the sensor itself is bad. if you move the body of the connector i regain the waveform directly at the cluster. i have checked and rechecked pin tension and the terminals for being crimped ... Trouble codes: P0501.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L 2-3 shift VIN: WDBCA39D9G
I have not been able to get the Merc back in the shop. When I do, I plan on doing a fluid and filter service and checking linkage and modulator. The majority of replies suggested an internal trans problem, including, valve body, governor, clutch pack. ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 3.5L ABS light On VIN: 4JGCB56EX8
All replies pointed the same, car needs to perform a road test, which differs from model to model, thanks to Ian Kinnard who provided with correct procedure. This is what I did, find an area plenty of space, engine running, steering straight ahead, put transm ...
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MHHM75W35
thanks for the replies the fix was replacing the throttle position sensor on the throttle body. Trouble codes: P2106 (Throttle actuator controlle system-forced limited power), P2135 (Electronic throttle controlle throttle position sensor a/b voltage correlation).
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52E3X
thanks for all the info.we did not get this fixed, wish we could have but customer needed her car. we tried and tested all suggestions to no avail, to add a comment this engine does not have rocker studs just bolts. one member mentioned to run a compression te... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Engine VIN: YS3DF78K23
Well thanks so much for all of the replies! As a matter of speaking, all of you were right. We removed the oil pan and low and behold someone else tried to do a quick fix so they could sell this vehicle. The oil pan removal showed us someone had scraped a lot...
2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD75Y45
Well, having done the best that i could, the customer is on his way to "getting a used pedal". I have called to see how its going but he hasn't called back yet. I appreciate the advise you have given and in all, it seems that a pedal is a plausable fix even t... Trouble codes: P2138 (Pedal position plausabitity between circuit 1 and 2).
2001 Saturn SL2 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
Basically what it came down to was igntion. After further testing we found that the igntion voltage was as low as 10.5 volts at times. The alternator was failing. Installed new alternator and runs like a rebuilt motor should, thanks to all that helped. No... Trouble codes: P0440.
2005 Toyota Echo 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTDBT12385
I would like to thank the 5 responders for taking the time out of their busy days. I rechecked for vacuum leaks but still found none. Removed the throttle body and inspected the IAC. I found no dirt it was as clean as a whistle but after putting it all back to... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Control malfunction).
2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Tpms VIN: 5TBDT44106
Thanks for the replies, I just wasnt sure if all 5 had to be done and did not want to mess it up. When the vehicle returns we will re-id all 5 sensors and all should be well. Thanks again for all the help.
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1.5L overfuelling VIN: TFZDW29T00
Many many thanks go to Ken [...]. You took the fear factor out of the Zenith Stromberg for me. The problem was the incorrect needle. I had ordered another needle but when I ordered it instead of looking up the correct needle they asked for the number off ...
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