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2000 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBH64B3Y
Back in two times for heater code left fwd sensor. I can not find out what the computer is looking for in this heater. I thought it was just resistance of heater i must be wrong. Did run heater and oxy monitors the first time. Another question rear oxysensors ... Trouble codes: P0150 (Oxygen sensor b ii s i malfunction i circuit), P1138 (Fuel trim bank ii system too lean inter)
2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC58E02
Vehicle cutting out while customer was driving on the highway.dropped it off to shop after hrs.after we ran the vehicle in the shop and scanned the vehicle we found the wiring to the mass air flow and the other wires in that loom were melted together, with one... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass air flow circ low input), P1425 (Shrt to grd canister purge regulator valve), P1435 (Shrt to grd secondary air injection pump), P1421 (Shrt to grd secondary air injection valve), P1289 (Shrt to grd recirculating vale for turbo)
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Starter VIN: WDBA278234
to all BMW gurus out there. got this X3 that's driving me nuts. the thing won't start. my guess is that i have a messed up neutral safety switch. the cluster not always indicate what position the shifter is while the display on the shifter clearly indicated so...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1G6KD54Y01
Hi, everyone this car came in for door locks and window not operating. Checked all ground and power wiring , everything looks ok. With the remote entery door locks working , which tells me (ddm)is working fine , right front window working fine but other windo...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L radio VIN: 1G6KD54YX3
the customer complains of no radio. all the radio will do is come on for about 5 seconds and thing go off. the clock will stay on but the radio will not come back on till you cut the key off and turn it back on. Even when it comes on you have no audio. I tried...
1978 Chevrolet K20 Scottsdale 5.7L cruise control VIN: 248J502852
This is a request for suggestions for installing a cruise control on this thing (1978 K25, V8, auto trans). We used to install a lot of aftermarket cruise controls (15 or 20 years ago)but haven't done one in years. This is a good customer. Bought the truck new...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Power Aft. 40MPH VIN: 1GNCS13W9R
This is one of those I should have turned away but I'm too hard headed, any way I always like a good challenge. He's very unhappy that the last shop sold him a Fuel pump and Injectors but didn't fix the problem, I told him that if I can't fix it I won't charge...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Fuel Pump, Dash lights, Power windows, blower fan VIN: 1GNDT13W2V
Hi Guys and gals, Before I take this project on I'd like to run the problem past you all. I've never seen a problem like this and don't know if I want to attempt it. What's happening is you can turn the key on (not started) and you hear the fuel pump buzz like...
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15M2X
Thanks in advance..I have what should be simple fix po122 I have ran the trouble tree several times its A simple tree... I ONLY HAVE .03 volts at idle and .54 at wot IHAVE GOOD 5 VOLT ON THE GREY WIRE EVEN WITH SENSOR CONNECTED SCAN WILL READ 5 VOLTS WITH 5VOL... Trouble codes: P0122
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Gauges VIN: 2GCEK19T2X
Checked all fuses relays i even change the cluster still nothing is working,i drive the truck and some times the gauges will work but not all of them, the gas gauges runs back and forth sometimes and when you first start it the 4x4 lights will stay on for like...
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cuts out, VIN: 1G1JC52F95
At first the car would spin over like it was out of time. the exhaust wasnt restricted or the intake. Checked compression 140-150 on all 4 and less then 45% on leakdown test. took the air cleaner off and sprayed the intake with carb cleaner and it fired up. Th...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19CX7
Customer recently bought this truck. Truck came in with tire pressure monitor light on. No communication with OTC scanner. Found corrosion on circuit board in Tire P module. Bought new GM module. Now have communication. We can put in tire size and air pressure...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Steering VIN: 2C3HD36J7Y
A customer dropped off a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. When the car is started, intermitantly, a loud popping noise will be heard which coinsides with the steering wheel truning slightly side to side. When you put your hands on the wheel you feel the popping. It goe...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Speedo/Shifts VIN: 2C4GP54L42
Can anyone tell me if the speedometer operation can cause this tranny to go into limp mode.the problem i am chasing is the p0720 code and it seems to set when the speedometer is malfunctioning. Van comes in with a shift concern and p0720 stored in the tcm at s...
2006 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3KA53G56
replaced plugs and let car run for a while thougt everything was ok runs good no light check codes set pending code lean 1 and 2 . checked fuel trims st 0 lt 25 to 28 both banks,decided to pull plenum and replace gasket and egr tube gasket put back reboot comp...
1975 Dodge B300 5.9L pedal VIN: F34BF5V016
After installing new calipers, pads, hoses & bleeding the system, the front wheels were locked. Loosening a master cylinder line released the front brakes, so a new master cylinder was installed. Could not get a pedal afterward. It just went to the floor as if...
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JB3XD64B0M
tried to find aldl, not in either location that mitchell or verdict scanner says. cannot read any data. problem is when first taking off cold will fall on its face, surge, and buck for first 1/4 mile then run fine. intermittantly has low idle and will stall. c...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Accessories VIN: 1B7HC16Y0V
Truck from used car dealer. Cruise sets and works for a while. Will not hold speed. Begins to lose speed after very short time. Went from 55 to 40 mph in about a minute - half mile? problem is intermittant. No codes.
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L trans not shifting VIN: 2B4GPB4G0Y
car came in on hook for no start ,,found bad fuel pump got it started after test driving engine light came on and trans started not shifting..hooked up solus scanner found p0750 l-r solenoid problem...i cleared codes but it comes rght back after driving...i tr...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L Engine VIN: 1B7HC16X81
when truck is first starts it sounds like a popcorn machine..spits sputters and backfires and it sounds like it has a major vacum leak but all hoses and conections are good after keeping it running for around 10 minutes it runs fine the rest of the day with no...
2009 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Suspension VIN: 2B3KA43T29
This police car (and one other in our fleet) rides like an unloaded 1 ton truck. There is no rattle, clunking, or other noise, it's just a ride quality issue. The dealer can't seem to find any sort of issue with the front end and is insisting that the way the ...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A7V
Hello, I am stuck on a small problem we are haveing at the shop. P0171 engine code came up, we performed a smoke test found the leak comeing from the egr valve and idle air valve, we replaced them with new parts twice already but even the new parts are leaking... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank no. 1)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Front Wheel Hubs VIN: 1FTNW2156X
This truck has vacuum hubs that have the manual/auto position. The four wheel drive engages fine and the hubs engage ok, but they don't unlock without some drive time. Transfer case is unlocking, checked that while on hoist. How are these hubs supposed to unlo...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Lacks power VIN: 1FTSS34FXY
This is a steady misfire all the time. seems to only be running on 6 cylinders. Can't hear the turbo spool up. Worker that normally drives it said on the interstate losses power and speed till finally isn't drivable. To my knowledge it never stalled. It starts... Trouble codes: P0603 (Internal control module kam error), P1397 (System voltage out of self test range)
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Enigne VIN: 1FDXX46P85
Hey guys and gals in iatn world. I am afraid I have a 6.0 out of time cam to crank after a rebuild. It is about to drive my crazy. The engine blew #5 cylinder and dumped raw fuel into the crankcase, needless to say engine was bad. Pulled this beast and had it ...
2005 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: FMFU18505L
Truck came in running poorly/very rich and threw a rod about 20 min. later. Replaced engine with Jasper reman and now is hard to start, loads up, and smokes like crazy. No codes present on scanner, 3 out of 4 plugs on the left bank carbon ed up Right bank star...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L lacks power VIN: 1FTWW31RX8
customer asked for a dpf/ cat delete with edge racing program.the instrument cluster/message center will display low power mode and will reset when you turn the truck off only to come back on in about 30-40 mins.the only code that come up with test is p00b7(no... Trouble codes: P00B7
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L RF speed sensor VIN: 2GTEK19T44
This GMC sierra has an abs application at under 10 mph.No codes. I monitored all speed sensors and found the RF wheel speed sensor acting up. Scan data shows RF dump valve and the RF ISO valve being commanded on at 10 mph and less.Wheel bearing is tight,no deb...
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 132FDOI1CD
truck keeps throwing PO446 code replaced vent solenoid and carbon canister as both were full of dirt and would not close solenoid has been back twice now for same code we can hear click (open/close) with scanner vent should be working Thanks for your help we d... Trouble codes: P0446
2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L Engine Mounts VIN: 1GKFK66847
Hello Techs. Just sold both Engine mounts on this AWD Denali. Labor time calls for 9.6hrs. Just wondering if anybody knows any shortcuts? Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.
1997 Honda Civic CX 1.6L Lighting VIN: 2HGEJ642XV
hi all thecnicians i have this honda civic,no dash light,taillightslicence plate light,check fuses,and inside fuses [...],i replace blonw fuse,and blonw right away,i disconet rear conecction,in front and blown the fuse,all tha other lights is good.thank in ...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 123HJYJKHH
I don't know what i am missing here. If you try to hold the vehicle above idle it breaks up and pops almost like the timing is off. If you let the vehicle idle it idles good for about 10-15secs than stalls. Compression looks good. Cat is not clogged, it seems ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire Detected), P0301 (Misfire cyl. 1), P0302 (Misfire cyl. 2), P0303 (Misfire cyl. 3), P0304 (Misfire cyl. 4)
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L evaporator VIN: 1HGCM55383
Hello, We are trying to remove the evaporator from it's case.Some data has you removing the blower housing,removing 8 screws from the evap cover and then removing the cover.We have done all that and it still feels like something is holding the cover on.Has any...
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B86
Vehicle towed to shop with a no start complaint. No spark present, scanned to find code P0338 for crank sensor signal high. Verified 12v power and ground circuits, and lab scoped signal wire to find correct square wave duration and amplitude but signal was off... Trouble codes: P0338 (Crank position sensor signal high)
2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L low power VIN: JNKCB51E05
This came in from two other shops. The best we can make out is once upon a time the car ran perfect, all of a sudden it made a loud bang and the car didn't move anymore. Shop#1 rebuilt the transmission, looks spray-painted and possibly customer was ripped, bol...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L traction / stability fail VIN: SAJHD1049X
Vehicle came in with abs and check engine lamp on. , speedo is inoperative and customer states this condition is sporadic. Scan confirmed failure in abs system , code c1165 and p1000. When abs module was replaced,all seemed well until after 8 or 9 restarts the...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4GZ78Y0T
Need help with a Jeep. customer brought in for intermitant no start,scanned computer, no codes. drove home one day ran fine, drove the next day, stopped for gas, went to restart, just cranked, noticed no warning lights, no odometer. cycled key, lights and odom...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Dome Light VIN: 1J4GZ5853W
Hello:I have this jeep that has problems with dome light.1st with the vehicle off it sometimes takes 5-7 mins for them to go out.When they are on if you start the vehicle they stay on all the time which i believe is wrong.1 thing i have noticed if i use the re...
2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L Water Pump VIN: 2T2HK31U57
Hi all, Is AllData correct that eng./trans. R&R is required to change water pump on this RX350 ? I did find archived Fix posts related to a High Lander & an ES350 that said it wasn't required. I don't want to assume that applies to the RX350 & be wrong!! Th...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1LNHM82WOY
Car came in with no blower motor operation.Installed new blower motor and resister and now works but out put at the vents is very low and when you turn to max heat almost nothing coming out of vents even though blower motor is operating good at full speed.DEfr...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 4JGBB86E26
Vibration / humming noise coming from bell housing area. Has no fault cods in engine or transmission computers. Appears to shift fine. Are these converters prone to come apart? Noise is louder when cold.
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52E33
The vehicle cranks very good and fires but no start. After replacing sensors and plugs nothing changed, it will fire and fire but no start. I have RPM on my scanner while cranking, but no cam signal while cranking, but I doon"t know if that would make a differ... Trouble codes: P1626 (Theft deterrent fuel enable signal lost)
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Starting VIN: WPOCB29831
Help Porsche Techs! This Boxter came in with a broken ign switch and steering lock. We ordered and installed a facory switch and steering column lock assembly from dealer. The main key with remote starts the car but the valet key will not and the customer stat...
2005 Saab 9-7x Linear 4.2L Starting VIN: 5S3ET13S85
this saab want a be has an intermittent no crank condition that we have only seen once briefly. Originally was towed to our shop when it wouldnt start. Once here it started fine. Customer stated that last time this happened the tow truck driver banged on start...
2004 Saturn Ion-3 2.2L Engine VIN: 1G8AW14F54
Vehicle came into shop with a engine knock. Seems to go away after sits and idles for a couple of minutes but really wraps while driving. No metal shavings in oil and no signs of internal damage with oil pan and valve cover removed...We don't have that much ex...
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Engine interchange VIN: JF1SF6556X
Planning to replace the engine on this car due to loss of compression in a cylinder and a mystery knock which I believe to be a piston. Used engines are quite rare evidently because this is a one-year only engine. At least this is what I'm told. Others say it ...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAUN61C1S
My customer complains that the truck will not start after a hot soak,it cranks with plenty of speed but will not start unless allowed to cool for 20 minutes or so.I haven't caught it in the act but I have seen a lot of similar complaints on similar Tacomas wit... Trouble codes: N0NE
2005 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L pulsing..shudder VIN: 5TENX22N85
Hi Toyota techs, we have an 05 tacoma that has a very intermittent problem with rear brakes pulsing and chattering when braking at low speeds (3-5 mph) and sometimes after vehicle has already come to a complete stop. When pulse occurs it lasts approx 1-2 seco...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Door Locks, Windows , Instrument Cluster , Dome VIN: 3VWSP69M52
Hey Guys I hope you have some good answers for me as this one is a tough one. Customer has had this symptom for awhile and I have yet to pin it down. Car every 3-4 months after he has been drving for a bit (20-30 miles) he'll shut the car off and find the odom...

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUJC68E73
Thanks for all the replies, the fix ended up being a loose plug under the ECM tray. The previous tech had removed the ECM and tray looking for the TCM , in doing this he unplugged the connector that supplies a signal to the fuel pump relay from the ECM. The pl... Trouble codes: P1523 (no signal from crash signal air bag controller), P1635, P1699, P1650, P1649.
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L steering lock VIN: WBANE73536
Fixed: This vehicle had 2 different problems. 1.Steering lock module bad. 2. CAS module bad- causing no powering up of systems in vehicle. does have to be programed at dealer for CAS module, not just for replacement of steering lock GT2 scanner can reset.
2005 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No Start VIN: 3G5DA03E45
Many Replies From Many Top Techs, I Thank You all. Pin 70 from the computer feeds 12 volts to crank sensor. I peeled back the harness going to crank sensor B (in Block)did not find anything wrong but changed the crank sensor.After that i did not have any prob... Trouble codes: P0335.
1999 Chevrolet P30 7.4L Oil in coolant VIN: 5B4KP37J7Y
Thanks to everyone who responded. Yes, this is a 2000 454 Workhorse chassis motorhome. 1999 P30 454 was as close as I could chose from the menu. The customer added his own oil in the right place and the oil level went up accordingly. The oil in the radiato...
2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15W01
Thank to all how sent me help. The customer is going to take it back to the one how changed computer. He hopes to get old back and then get it fixed. Trouble codes: P1631 (Theft code. Pass lock and computer not agree).
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19T83
Thanks for all the great replies. They mostly pointed to the ground on the right rear of the engine or wires broken in the loom going to the throttle body. We had replaced the connector at the tb with a new gm replacement but I missed a few more strands furthe... Trouble codes: P1518.
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L Drive-axles VIN: 1GNEK13T56
I would like to start out by saying thank you to all that offered help. There are some very informed and knowledgable technicians on here. Once again I did not listen to my years of experience and doubted myself. After purchasing a new set of chasis ears if wa...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L timing belt VIN: 3C4FY48BX2
Hi everyone, Thanks for the replies, There is no flange on the crank cog and isent suposed to be one. That was one of our first thoughts as well. Crank end play was my first thought. It was ok. as it turns out the aftermkt water pump that was installed before ...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L oil light
Thanks to all who replied to my question. After changing the oil to 20/50 the oil light now stays out and there is no knocking or rattles. I suspect the old motor is wearing out but for right now its fine. I may drop the pan and check for sludging next service...
1997 Ford Ranger Sport 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTCR10A3V
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L No Start, no crank VIN: 1FMZU67E41
Thank you all for the input, most of you were right, it was the Transceiver.. i was told by the locksmith that came out to check the key he tried a Transceiver that he had. turns out he really did not. so i skipped the step in the trouble tree.. i broke my ow... Trouble codes: P1681.
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L All doors and trunk show ajar on the message cente VIN: 1FAFP55U54
Thanks for all the suggestions. Sorry it took some time to get back to you all but the customer had to take the car back for a few days so I got it back last Friday. Any ways, the problem was the GEMS module had water damage as Neal suggested. It took some wor...
2004 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L All Lights And Guages VIN: 1FMYU02Z85
Thanks everyone for all your help. We ended up replacing the battery and running another test only to find out that the problem was still there. We finally replaced the speedo head and the problem now seems to be fixed. Thanks again. Have a great week.
2007 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Raio VIN: 1FTRF12W97
the instrument cluster had an intermittant short causing the system to get awakened and the radio would come and go Replaced instrument cluster and reprogrammed the IC.
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L Torsion Bars VIN: 1GTHK23183
Thank you all for providing ideas and information. To answer some of your questions, The torsion bars were not mark, I told my tech to do that but he did not. The truck is being lifted on the frame and has been during this whole repair. Here is what we did. ...
2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: SAJXA73B94
Upon close inspection of the wiring we began to suspect voltage supply from the throttle motor relay which is embedded in the Front Power Distribution Fuse Box. (There does not seem to be a separate fault code that would point to this problem.) It feeds power... Trouble codes: P1229 (Throttle motor control circuit malfunction).
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Intake Air Noise VIN: 1J4FF68S2X
We ran Seafoam through the intake to clean the carbon. We thoroughly Cleaned the throttle body and replaced the upstream 02 Sensor. The problem has not occurred since the work was completed. Thanks for all the replies the information was very helpful.
2000 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JFA49S5YP
See the update message, map wire was rubbing on the head bolt stud on the back of the engine and grounding it out. repaired wire and routed wires away from head stud, lots of dealer techs here knew about it, it was barely touching but that was also the sympton... Trouble codes: P1296 (Map volts too low).
2005 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFE121X5
Hi my name is Kelly.I work for Paul [...]. Thanks for the replies.Dan got me on the right trail. I could write 2 pages on this car,but I wont.I'll be brief. Dan said to disable alternator and check V at pin 14,21,& 22. Found 18v at 21 and 22. Traced the... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor), P0132 (O2 no activity), P0563 (System voltage high).
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S14
found a problem with opposing bank #2 cylinder misfire also. replaced coil(s) 3- total multiple test drive cycles, problem gone. thanks to all that helped. jamie Trouble codes: P1235 (F. Pump control out of range), P2105 (TAC system forced engine shutdown), P2107 (TAC system Module Processor), P2110 (TAC system forced limited rpm).
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4th gear VIN: 1YVFP80C33
We received a used TCM to try and we now have fourth gear. We tested for duty cycle and there was no change in the percentage going to the transmission (58-78%) even though the scan tool said 100% but the darn thing shifts into 4th gear. I guess the moral to...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L battery VIN: WDBEA34E0N
This car is finally gone, car lot decided to send it back through the auction. I tried unplugging the alt and new harnesses that were replaced as suggested, but I had already tried that, it still didn't make a difference. Even removing all the fuses and re...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA33G7W
Thanks to everyone. We tried the Crank angle sensor but that did not fix the problem. We are still working on the vehicle and will have to dig much further. Again Thanks to everyone for all your help.
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Hesitation VIN: JA3A26E62U
Found that the mass air flow sensor is not working properly. It is causing vehicle to run lean especially noticable on acceleration. Installed a used mass air flow as customer did not want to spend any more money and vehicle runs much better, new mass air flow... Trouble codes: P0304.
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Red Brake Light VIN: 1G3NL52T3Y
replaced abs motor asy. with a used asy. all this for the red brake light. tganks for the help, Andy
2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L trac control VIN: 1GMDX03E2D
Well we replaced the insrument cluster and all is good now seems that the display some how burned out. Thanks to all
2004 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5Y2SL62824
close without fix. all i was able 2 do was clean air passages,havent been able 2 get customer back in 2 run any other test. customer is a migrater so will probubly end up at a dealer.thanks for all who replied. i will post any new info i get on this vehicle.th...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Engine VIN: YS3DD58HO1
Thanks again for all the help going to close this one for now. Recheck compression this morning and it was 100psi on #4. Pull valve coverjust to make sure I had valves close and did another smoke check. I still have smoke coming from #1 cylinder so the intake ...
2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5L Alignment VIN: 4S4BP62C97
First of all I would like to thank everyone for their suggestions and ideas. After checking all the bushings, nuts and bolts to be certain all was in place, the fix was bleeding air out of the power steering fluid. It took me 3 times to get all the air out o...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L valve train VIN: JT3HN86R0X
Thanks for all the input guys. I should have stated i already had the heads bolted on when the part mix up happened. I removed all the adjusting discs from the lifters, measured the thickness, and put in where i thought the clearances would be correct. Then ch...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Yaw Rate, VSC VIN: 5TDZT38A12
Thank you everyone for your replies. I rechecked the output voltage from the yaw rate sensor for correct reading & it was. Replaced yaw rate sensor & performed zero point calibration. Called customer 2 weeks later with no problem from vehicle. Being so errati...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L location VIN: 3VWDC21V32
This car is fixed, even though I was never able to locate the relay supplying ground to the vent valve. A new canister solved the problem even though the old valve worked when tested separately. Stanley was nice enough to call me and share his knowledge of thi...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRW31C16
Once again Thanks Everyone. Ok here it goes, I did the running compression test. I would lose my idle compression after snap throttle. After running at idle for a few moments it would SOMETIMES come back . I'm sure it is in the valve train, VVT system. Custome... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304.
1987 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1AX8859H
HA!!! I finally got it, after 2 MAF sensors an ECT a t-stat, vacuum hose repair and ECM voltage checks. As I was taking the second MAF sensor off a flash of green caught my eye. One injector was green, I immediately stopped and checked resistance. Number 2 had...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS275X3
the customer had to pick the car up, we installed the wire harness for the front o2 sensor and the light had not came back on he will let me know if all is ok thanks to the ones that replied russell Trouble codes: ECM28.
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