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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Timing chain VIN: JH4CL96974
Has a P0341 code, Cam and crank out of sink. Everything I've read says stretched chain. Any checks to prove this?? Thanks.
2007 BMW 525i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANE53507
we have this 2007 5 series towed in for no start and will not move out of park and steering wheel locked. customer has been gone for 6 months and had a tow service install a battery a year ago for the same thing. The customer put his own battery in this time d...
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR54RX1
Ok I know there is alot of codes but the ones that I would like to see go away is the tps and maf codes. I have tried to clear the codes out and will not clear. I can hear the tac motor moving with KOEO but when running there is no throttle. When looking at li... Trouble codes: P0100 (MAF Sensor below limit), P1120 (TP position sensor 1 circuit), P1220 (TP sensor circuit 1 or 2), P1161 (02 heater circuit bank 1 sensor 2), P0161 (02 heater circuit bank 2 sensor 2), P0650 (Mil Control circuit problem)
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L whine VIN: 1G6DM57N73
see repair history-definately from the pump but why only with engine running? does this have a secondary pump on the driver's side or just a tube?
2012 Cadillac SRX Luxury 3.6L privacy VIN: 1AAAASDFGH
we have a customer that is pissed off with on star. he really wants to disconnect the system all together the local dealers told him no way they would do it there is no info on alldata whatsoever on this system. does anyone have any idea where the main control...
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Surge VIN: 1GBHG31U43
Vehicle has the non TAC throttle (regular throttle plate with cable). No codes set or pending in 6 mile road tests. Vehicle has heavy surge when under light to moderate accel from a stop or if accel from a slow speed like turning a corner. Will do it in drive ...
2008 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Fuel Gauge VIN: 3GNDA13D58
Customer reported fuel gauge stuck on empty. He requested new level sensor to be installed in fuel sending unit. Replacement complete but no change to fuel gauge. This is where I stepped in. Used Solus to confirm fuel gauge sweep. Confirmed 5 volt reference on...
2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS33S69
i git this trailblazer 09 with 4.2 code p0411 i have changed vave,pump with dealer parts checked all hoses and connections checked up stream 02 with air command on 02 goes to 0mv phase 1 test pressure is 113kpa baro is at 101kpa phase 2 test is 118kpa.im prett... Trouble codes: P0411
2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L Wiring for fog lights VIN: 1C3AN55L25
Greetings, Customer recently purchased this car. It has aftermarket fog lights wired directly into the headlight circuit w scotchlok connectors. He purchased the OE fog lights and asked us to install them. We are very familiar with Mercedes and this is Chrysle...
1994 Dodge B250 5.2L Brake overheat, proportioning? VIN: 2B6HB21Y4R
Hello, I am looking for proper proportioning valve split specification pressures or percentages for this van if anyone has the info. The reasons why, After a long hill decent on a desert trip this customer found his front brakes not releasing, overheating, s...
2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7GL12X12
Attn Chrysler Techs! I now have the Fun One! The Truck Starts Up and Runs good...Feels like a light miss, but cannot get it on my Modis. If you run the truck for 1/2 hour to 45 Min, then let it set for 1/2 - 45 Min., that is the only time it will act up. It wi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 (Cyl. 1 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl. 3 Misfire), P0305 (Cyl. 5 Misfire)
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L unknown VIN: 1D4HB48N44
Hello folks, I am wanting to get some advise before I open up this motor. The situation is customer just bought vehicle then shortly after he noticed blue smoke from exhaust on cold start up also has a slight misfire for 15-30 seconds then all fine for the res...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Lighting VIN: 1D7HA18D44
truck came in no parking lites or marker lites no power on the fuses , checked the schematics and the head lite switch sends a signal to the front module which turns on the relay and then the parking lites .. if i power terminal 87 on the relay it turns the pa...
2008 Dodge Avenger SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1B32C56K48
This vehicle came in with a blinking CEL light. When we pulled the codes, we found a p301. First we replaced the spark plugs and ignition coils, afterwards the cam and crank sensors to no avail. At idle, the car runs great with no misfire counts. Under light o... Trouble codes: P0301
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L ignition control VIN: 1FAPP64R2L
did the basics; check fuses etc...car will sometimes start but will run kinda rough...koeo slow test gives codes 19 and 96...replaced numbers matching eec for code 19 and traced circuits for code 96 to no avail...when it acts up it cranks like its outta time. ...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4049Y
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
This is my own personal vehicle. The overdrive light was flashing and trans. shifted hard and leaking fluid from front seal. Had several shift codes and overheat codes + lost overdrive. The o.d. light had been flashing since I bought it. Replaced transmission ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21S22
I got into this truck and after a lot of tests we pulled the drivers side head and sent it to machine shop. Found one valve was not seating. He touched the valve and truck seemed to run good for 30 days. Customer does not use this every day but it seemed ok fo... Trouble codes: P1000
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAHP36312
Hello everyone. I have a 2002 Ford Focus ZTW with a 2.0 litre 16 valve ZETEC with 109510 KM I am working on. It has terrible gas milage and (intermittant) lack of power. At the end of September my customer came in with a complaint of lack of power going up hil...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73K03
This one really is messing with us, it started as a nostart about a month ago came in on a towtruck, customer stated that it does crank and does not start, after it was towed to us it started right up, so we checked all the basics and advise the customer that ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L only the door locks work. VIN: 1FMDU63K33
Hello hope you Guys can help me. Vehicle showed up as a no crank/no start. I get in the turn the key and I get nothing no power. no lights on dash,no light on inside.Performed a few quick test all pass. Ok time to speak with the customer. His story is the f...
2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA53423
Thanks in advance for your time. I have this windstar that is starting to get the best of me. It came from another shop who has been throwing parts. When I saw the new cam sensor and shaft I figured this would be easy, I hooked up my scope and sure enough the ... Trouble codes: P1336 (Crankshaft/Cam signal problem)
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15E65
we have a 05 ford ranger here today customer complains of the mil on. he took it to another garage but they couldnt find anything. i first looked at the short term fuel 2% bank 1 and 2 and long term 12% bank 1 and 2. i sprayed carb leaner around the intake wit... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU17586
Hello everyone. I REALLY need some help with this Ford! It came in with a P0340 and P0344 and a rough run. I replaced the Camshaft Phasers and cam sensor and these codes will not go away. It runs a lot better but triggers the codes immediatly. I replaced the a... Trouble codes: P0340, P0344 (Cam Sensor Circuit Malfunction Intermittant)
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16501
Hello, I have this Honda Civic that came in with the check engine light on with a P1456 fuel evap leak (tank side) code. The customer was at another shop and they replaced the gas cap and the light came back on a few days later with the same code. I performed ... Trouble codes: P1456 (Fuel evap leak tank side)
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD77813
Got a strange one here... This one came in for NYS inspection and would not pass due to the ever present p0011 code. Went through Alldata diagnostic all checked out ok, last step say reflash pcm with latest software, or try known good pcm. Since we dont have a... Trouble codes: P0011, P0341
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Unknown VIN: 1HGEM22593
Very wierd problem here, maybe someone has run into this hopefully. This 2003 Civic came in from a transmission shop for a computer flash. After replacing the computer the car still did the exact same problem. This is how it drives. Taking off from a full stop...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Compressor VIN: KMHDN45D33
Customer brought this 2003 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 Liter. Customer complained of the A/C switching off. I checked the pressures initially and found them to be ok. 150/30 with the outside temp. at 72 deg. As the vehicle ran the pressures gradually dropped to 130/25...
2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L dash lights and rear running lights VIN: KMHWF25S75
interior dash lights and rear running lights blink fast and turn off when drivers door is opened. when door closed they start blinking again. when they blink fast they continue to blink. turn off ignition and light combination switch then turn back on they wil...
2009 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on, subtractin fuel trim
Hi gang,This was off our used car lot,we got it@ auction 3 wks. ago,had ck. eng lite for fuel system too rich@ Idle=p2118,+ po172 Bank1 sys. too rich. Watched short + Long term fuel trims= Both long+short look good when cruising or accellerating,But when sitti... Trouble codes: P2118, P0172
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No shift VIN: 1J4GW58N22
Hello, and thank you for looking at this post. I have this Jeep here that I was asked to replace the transmission with a customer supplied used one. Another shop diagnosed the Jeep and determined it was a transmission. We put the new trans in, relearned the co...
2007 Kia Rio SX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADE12307
Came in with P0304 and P0456. The engine was not misfiring when we checked it but every 10 to 15 seconds you could hear a spark arc sound. After looking all around we found an arc jumping from the balancer to the oil pan. Any ideas? Trouble codes: P0304, P0456
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAE254X5
Vehicle arrived at shop for coolant leak and check engine light on. Found coolant pipe thermostat housing leaking removed and replaced as needed. checking system and found lean code for left and right bank checked oxygen sensor and found erratic readings for b...
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L Engine VIN: SALAE24416
Hi Land Rover Techs I need to pick a couple brains. I have an 06 lr3 with the 4 litre six that intermittantly has a crank no start condition can take up to 40 mins of attempts to fire up happens hot or cold. I cant duplicate concern yet but I have a stored cod...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU27R13
I'm at a loss on this one. This is a bank 2 lean condition only. No bank one involvement or apparent concerns. Hot idle trims stft b1 0%, ltft b1 0%, stft b2 0%, ltft b2 18%. 2000 rpm stft b1 0%, ltft b1 0%, stft b2 0%, ltft b2 10%. These are all within +/- 6%... Trouble codes: P0174
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L headlights VIN: WDBBA48DXK
Ok gents this thing is driving me nuts,(as well as the customer)none of the headlamps work after a rain, now ive not gotten the car when the lights are inop, by the time the customer gets it here they are working. this car is back for the third time.Ive gone t...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Unknown VIN: 4JGBB75E76
hello gent this veh tow in customer said car die on the free way warning lamp on ( batt mal funtion) we check it and find batt dead remove alt alternator bench test fail 3 time we install new alt and batt ( will not hold the charge)the veh working good ... 1 w...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Electronic VIN: 5N1AR18W05
on the scanner the temp sensor voltage fluctuates randomly between 5v and 4v but usually hangs around 5volts. disconnected sensor inside trans and jumped harness side with 500 ohm resistor and no difference in scanner readings. hooked sensor back up to harness...
2010 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L heat VIN: 5N1AR1NB2A
2010 Nissan Pathfinder comes in with no heat lower rad hose seem cool tech install t-stat bleeds cooling sytem puts cap on drives no heat. Since then I think we have checked every thing we can think of we are a Nissan Dealer and we are looking for help. We hav...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L turn signal VIN: 1G3WS52H6Y
Customer brought car in with complaint of no left turn signal. Upon inspection found that left turn signal flashed rapidly and hazards were not operational. Inspected and replaced bulbs where necessary. Also replaced hazard switch. Now hazards work fine but le...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L spark VIN: 1GMDX06E3V
used solice 2 found cam and crank signal have fuel pressure just no spark replaced icm twice i have voltage going to icm swapped comps and still no spark
2009 Pontiac Vibe 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5Y2SM67039
Hello, thanks for the help, I am feeling lost on this car, and I don't have a good grasp on how it works. This car first came in in 08/2010, with the check engine, traction, VSC, and AWD lights on. Scanned it and found P043E, P043F, and one for low battery vol... Trouble codes: P043E
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YS3FB45S74
Customer came in with a MAF sensor code p0101. We replaced the MAF. Customers concern was that the car was sluggish and had no power. The car will operate totally normal until you drive in for a while. (Seems to be at a consistent speed when it occurs) Then th... Trouble codes: P0101
1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L power steering VIN: JT2VK12E6P
replaced belts, flushed reservior , flushed p/s steering unit can not get the p/s to stop making noise. looked on all data for bleeding information could not find any information. used a vacum pump did not help. this car has a hydrloic cooling fan any help wou...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L water pump VIN: 4T1BK46K07
All data states that the engine & trans need to be removed in order to replace the water pump. Has anyone done this job without doing that? my customer is cash strapped & the lowerst amount she has to spend would be appreciated.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWPA81H2X
Anybody run into this? 99 VW Jetta is hard starting on COLD mornings 36 degrees IT Cranks but won't fire off. I tried like 7 times cranking for 5 seconds and then releasing the key, on the 8th try it finally started.When it does finally start it runs a little...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M81
Car came into the shop with the only complaint of an RPM surge when at idle in neutral or park. MIL on. Codes read as stated above. Went through other fixes on iatn and found pcv valves to be very common. Replaced the PCV and no change. Cleaned the MAF sensor ... Trouble codes: P1297, P1557
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L camshaft position timing VIN: YV1VS2559Y
ok i've recently inherited someone elses headache and is running arund now chasing my self... customer came in with check engine light on codes p0014 (60) p0015 (61) camshaft position timing over advanced and retarded b2 b1...there has been by her records a vv...

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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L convertible top VIN: WBABK8322V
Hi and thanks for the help, did find the cable frayed on left side of top cover and right latch falling off, bolts coming out. adjusted all and as one mentioned touched battery cable together and bingo. Thanks again
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L compressor VIN: WBAAL32090
Thanks for all the help. Invaluable. The fix was a new outside temp sensor. Intermittent bad signal. Fitted new ione and all good. Thanks again. Derek
2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L no remote control VIN: 5UXFF03509
Thanks Guys for the quick replies! We reset the CAS then disable all keys and enable back only 4 keys, after that CAS recognizes the new key as the 3 key. Autologic was a really good help on that.
2008 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8L fuel pump fuse VIN: 1G4HD57238
There was a problem with the wiring diagram and it threw us for a loop. The diagram shows power to the fuse at all times but it does not. It gets power from the relay and is actually mounted between relay and pump. The fuse block was fried in the corner where ...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L vent valve VIN: 1G6KD54Y8X
thank you to all that helped. i replaced the canister, and everything is ok. once again i thank all you guys that took the time to read and reply.
1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GNCT18Z8P
Well fellow Tech's. I don't know if I fixed this one or not. The customer says that there is an improvement but not 100%. I could not feel the surge after the EGR and ignition parts were replaced. I felt very happy in the test drive. Thank to ALL who gave note...
2003 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Radio VIN: 1GNDT13X43
In the dash fuse box the cruise control fuse was not making contact with the fuse. Don't ask me why this affects the radio and the transmission selector switch as I don't know. Hope this helps somebody it the future with this weird issue. Found this wiring ...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L theft alarm VIN: WD0PD54415
Thanks for everybody’s input and time; it is appreciated! The problem was my interpretation of the instructions for programming keys. With Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep products you obtain key code and then start programming. With Sprinter, the programming actually st...
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on
I got a call from techauthority today with the answer to the problem. Evidently there is a special flashdrive needed to update the Star Scan. This update is necessary for the Star Scan to be able to download files from techauthority as of October 14th. The fla... Trouble codes: P0700 (code in transmission controller).
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Crankshaft VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
The general consensis is don't swap the cranks. No one offered any information as to them being interchangeable. I think it will, but will probably use the crank that came in the motor, as I like to keep the same rotating assemblies together. Why did I want to...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Battery Light ON VIN: 1FAFP59S43
I finally figured this one out. I found that every time the vehicle warmed up and was shut down the problem occured. So what I did was had a fellow tech crank the vehicle when it was a crank no start. I blew air into the PCM to cool it down and the car star...
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L Rear AC unit VIN: 1GKGK26U54
Changed Expansion valve with AC-Delco unit. Everything working as expected.Thanks to all who offered help.
2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Stereo VIN: 1GKDT13S76
Thanks to all who replied to my post. I sent the dash unit in to an AC delco service center. They called and couldn't find any thing wrong with the unit. As the problem was intermittent, they sent an exchange unit. It has been in the car for 2 weeks and no com...
2007 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L No Start VIN: 1GKEV33757
FIGURED IT OUT!!! after a couple trys of not starting. I took the steering wheel and telescoped it in and then it started right up. I jerked the wheel in and out and the security light would come on and off. start and no start. So I cut the electrical tape off... Trouble codes: U0168.
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Engine VIN: IHGCG6584Y
completed all flush and top clean repair items. to my dismay none helped and i had to replace engine. thanks again for all the helpful responses its always good to know for the next one.
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C83
Ok sorry for the time between posts but she is fixed. There was a spart of the harness rubbed through under the drivers side kick panl right above the ground bolt. it was about 2 nches in the harness and only rubbed through on the back side and found it buy c...
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Electronic VIN: 1J4GK48K04
I should have added the pressure readings into my post. Having activated the fan with the scan tool led me to believe that the fan motor, wiring, and relay and fuse were all OK. What thru me was that the "pressure transducer" looks alot like a high pressure c...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNLM91V0S
OK guys, we really skipped the ball on this one and I'll have to say I'm a bit embarrassed for skipping the basics Turned out that both catalytic was clogged. Installed two new catalytic on there and the vehicle sounded like a dream. Thanks for all the repl...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 5LMEU88H94
Hi guys thanks for the help I believe it is fixed what I did was drained the radiator again and lifted the rear of the car to help drain any fluid from the engine and used my vac. to pull a vaccum and filled that way but I noticed the heater hoses would not su...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L antitheft VIN: 1YVFP80C13
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA30E7N
Thanks to all of you who replied to our post and Steve from florida for extra advice. We were not able to fix this vehicle. Replaced the fuel distributor with a used unit, no change in performance. Tested the EHA as advised. Found 17ma KOEO, erratic 20ma at ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L fuel tank VIN: WDBFA67E2R
Thanks guys, especially to Alexander who led me in the right direction to get the top up. I have my boss calling the customer right now to get the ok to get into this mess. I'm with you guys, I'd rather see this thing sold for parts than try to get it fixed....
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JNICN21DIV
after trying both crank sensors and cam sensor, repairs of poor grounds . It was decided that the computer is the problem and the used car lot it came from is going to try to repair computer . IF I learn of the results of this repair will be glad to come back...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Woofer speaker VIN: JN1CA31A11
Sorry for not having a fix but by time we could get the customer back in for futher testing the car was in a accident and the speaker is the last thing he is worried about so what I was going to do was use another speaker to test the output of the amp and go f...
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L 4wd VIN: JN8DR09Y53
WE check the oil level-ok Since we can't find much diagnostic information on this problem. We just give up and send the customer [...] dealer. If he come back for regular service, will post repair update. Thank you for the replies.
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D35
thanks for all the replys. Did this repair for local car lot. Vehicle has not been returned to me yet.Couple replys said possible reprogram of pcm. Dealer says had none to offer for this vin #. Think it will take o.e. parts... Trouble codes: 420 (cat eff code).
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 5.7L signals VIN: 3J57K2Z105
Thanks to all. did some internet checking and was able to find a picture of harness and go from there. all worked out.
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L ABS and stability VIN: 2G2WR55486
I found and repaired a broken wire along the passenger side rocker panel,thanks for all the help.
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAUN61C1S
I cleaned the MAF sensor and sent it out the door.The owner is a friend and Im sure he would have let me know if it was not fixed.I appreciate all the support and hope you all have a good day! Trouble codes: N0NE.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSA29M1X
Well thanks to all turns out that it was the cam sensor that we replaced and also the coil pack...We put the old cam sensor back on after we changed the coil pack and the code came back so we put the new one back on again and all is good so far...Thanks to eve...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAL71K69
Sorry, I do not have a fix for this one. Customer rescheduled a few times, then decided to live with it since he has no issues other than the SES on. Thanks to those who replied, I will update when customer decides to fix the veh. Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient egr flow).
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