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2003 Acura CL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 19UYA42493
Hi folks, we could use suggestions. First visit this car had a timing belt that jumped resulting in 12 valves being damaged. Removed head sent out for resurface and valve job. Installed new water pump and timing belt kit with updated tensioner. Replaced upstre... Trouble codes: P0336 (Ckp1 circuit), P0505 (Idle air control circuit), P0172 (Bank1 rich)
2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L front seal VIN: 2HNYD18953
Does anyone know why this trans could be leaking? I just rebuilt it because of intermittent slipping. I replaced the clutches, seals, gaskets and torque converter. After I was done, I drove it around the block, and it shifted beautifully. After it got hot, it ...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Theft VIN: 1G6ET1293V
First off thanks, Car displays on info centre Theft system problem. car will no start. It gives me a exp 34 code. which i cant find info on. It will start and die within 3 secs. The prndl lights are flashing on the cluster. Hvac controls dont work or light up....
2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8L abs VIN: 1G6DM57T56
Is a Tech 2 the only piece of equipment that will perform the re-calibration of the brake pedal position sensor
1994 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 5.7L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1YY22P8R
This car was just bought from a dealer and it seems as though some one has been here before. this is the first opti-spark system i have worked on and i was hopeing for some advise. Trouble codes: 42 (Est grounded)
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13523
I have 2 problems with this POS most importantly it misses at an idle and occasionally at speed(customer "thinks it misses at speed" could be very slight or not at all). We cleaned the fuel rail and thought we made an improvement so we tried a set of injectors... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random mis), P1523 (Throttle closed position performance), P1481 (Cooling fan speed sensor circuit)
1998 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L radio VIN: 2GTEC19R7W
I have a customer complaining of a static noise when listening to am station on the radio. Engine off the radio has no static noise. Only when engine is running. It's not terrible. The static increases when reving up the engine. Has cheap plug wires on it so I...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5FNRL18062
Trans was recently replaced by another shop. According to the customer, the rough idle happened after it was replaced. Verified rough idle but if you accelerate, it doesn't hesitate. I verified timing belt alignment marks are correct. Did compression test (ran...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46C16
Hello everyone. I have this 06' Sonata with a P0011 fault. New customer with no history. Code returns after reset. This vehicle performes fine with no symptoms of a running problem. I removed and inspected the OCV that is located on the top of the cylinder hea... Trouble codes: P011
2006 Kia Rio5 SX 1.6L Occupant Classification System VIN: KNADE16326
This vehicle came back for the same code it had in August and has 800 more miles. I have gone down the data tree in alldata and everything is testing within specs and I am at the point where the data tree wants me to replace the OC sensor with a new one and re...

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1998 BMW 323i 2.5L airbag VIN: 1GWEUY6453
thanks for all the info but i could get switch out did not have to mess with air bag system at all guess i got lucky thanks for the help jimmy
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L ABS module VIN: SUXFA13S1L
This vehicle remains in the 'not fixed as yet, but much better than when it came in' category. The rusted brake line to the rear has been fixed and the system bled with about two gallons of fluid(!). The master cylinder was replaced, the calipers serviced and ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK13TX4
thank you all for the replies.this one is fixed.i had the dealer flash the ecm but it did not fix it.i was looking for one thing that was causing all the problems.the fix was the ign switch for the tranny not shifting,the knock sensor were bad after three sets... Trouble codes: P0332, P0740, P0785, P0753, P0785.
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L mode door and blend door VIN: 1C3EL56R94
Found that the control head needed to be reset and the beand door was brocken. Replaced the blend door and found that the acc. was shorted also. replaced the acc. and the system finaly was working normaly
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Electronic VIN: 3D7MX48C56
Thanks Pete,Lane and Justin for your replies to this concern i was encountering. It seems as thou Justin was right on target with this one a trashed torque convertor was the faulty component in this scenerio. I removed the unit and did a partial teardowm per c...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU931X5
Some very good ideas but all ideas I have tested,for example,I had already checked fuel regulator for fuel through the vacuum line,checked scan information for coolant reading,mass air flow,tps,etc..Nothing shows up out of the ordinary..Anti-theft blinks & the...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Mechanical VIN: SALTY19464
Thanks for the help. I got 2 good responses, but the customer declined repairs and is going to sell it as is. Here are the suggestions: atlanticbritish; D&D fabrications ([...].com);
2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD69S73
Andrew you got it right. Disconnected the battery for 5 mins. and sure enough the car runs sweet. No more engine lights! THanks a lot guys for the help. Awesome as always! Trouble codes: P2121, C1201.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBPJ5J22A
Hi thank you for the help i had a tech come over do the caliration all is well, thank you Mario
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Starter VIN: YS3ED58E2X
I have not been able to get my customer to come back in for me to run more tests on his car. A combination of things have happened to him on the money side of things and he let me know he can't afford it right now. And on the no crank problem it has changed to...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H2W
Sorry for the post noting it was a 2.0l when it is a 1.9 TDI. VW had sent me a parts picture and it was different than Alldata. Eventually, VW sent me a service diagram and it is the same as Alldata. The side port of the N75 valve is connected with a blue hose... Trouble codes: 00575 (intake manifold psi deviation).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTG61J51
Sorry guys, this one left us and is making the rounds about town with nothing to show for it. I wasn't able to test the cat or anything else on the car. The customer picked it up, and we told him to bring it back whenever it was convenient for him. Since th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Multiple Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire detected), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire detected).
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