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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JH4DC53032
This vehicle will set a P0336 shortly after closed loop. When cleared will set imediatly when cranked. When vehicle is cold, it will NOT set P0336 untill warm and first stop is made. Once warm and code is set vehicle will not allow RPM above 3000 (Closed loop ... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank Sensor A Range Performance)
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA34B6W
When system is engaged with modis, the left side is 70% and the right side is 45%, then the system shuts off, set code#po411. Since we have replace all valves, solenoids and vacuum hoses,bypas other system and swapped o2 sensor left to right, why the reading i... Trouble codes: P0411
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L ignition switch VIN: WAULT68E13
customer says that the ignition key will not turn at times and sometimes will spin all the way around without doing anything. for me everything seems normal. not sure if this would be a tumbler issue or i need to change the lock assy or switch? any help apprec...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L All gauges VIN: WBAAM3339X
New customer brought in wanted us to diaganose ABS/TCS light and then he also stated gauges all quit. The gauges were all stuck in odd places speedo rolled all the way over, fuel gauge was past full, tach at 2000 rpm, temp gauge stuck right in the middle. Scan...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L torque converter VIN: 1G1JF5246T
car has an abs code c1233,will this effect the torque converter lock up while cruising on highway,this thing will toggle on and off at 50 to 55 mph,
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L fuel and temp gauge VIN: 1GNDT13W0X
I have a regular customer who bought this 99 Blazer and he asked me to check his fuel gauge. I check it, and it jumps back and forth with key on. Does it running or not. Put trans in drive or any gear it is steady and accurate. Shut off vehicle, gauges all dro...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCEC14V2Y
We have this Chevy PU and every so often the fuel gauge will drop to empty and turn on the low fuel lamp. When this occures the reading at the PCM shows the same as it does when the gauge is working. approx 5 volts at this time. We can input a signal at the C1...
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L dome light
Hello All, I have a bit of a head scratcher on this one. A 2000 Chevy monte carlo ss came into the shop with an intermittent dome light flicker. He says that on frosty cold mornings, when driving the dome light will come on, flicker, and then shut back off. I ...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L theft VIN: 1G1ND52J01
came in the shop running with bad battery and theft light on. customer stated [befoure any job was done] that light is on for one year or more. i replaced battery on this car and now is not starting.tried that 10 min key on 3 times but is not working. is there...
2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1NE52JX1
This thing will start and stall after a second. Theft light stays illuminated. Radio, some guages, power locks, and trunk release don't work. No comm with BCM. Mitchell wiring info is WRONG! It led me to believe the ignition switch was bad on one circuit. Repl... Trouble codes: U1064 (Loss of comm with BCM), P1626 (Theft deterrent fuel enable signal lost), U1000 (Comm line down)
2008 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L back up lights / alarm VIN: 1GBJG31K38
G3500 bus backup lights and alarm come on when you shut off bus but daytime lites are on b/u lites and alarm stay on untill daytime lites time out or you manually shut off with headlight switch. Alarm wire into back up lite hot side and grounded to chassis. Ch...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L runs out of gas VIN: 2C8GM68424
I need some info from chrysler techs or someone that had similar problem. I replaced the secondary fuel pump assembly for lack of fuel transfer and difficult filling. one month later fuel transfer has stopped and fuel filling is difficult. removed tank and ins...
2009 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Starting VIN: 2A8HR44E69
no crank, dtc B2229 Skreem internal, and B1a35 Key not recognized. customer states intermittent no crank then if he jiggled the shifter assembly, which is above the ign switch in dash, then it would start. I would think it was the shifter but seeing the theft ...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L 3 rd 4 th shifter problem VIN: 3D7MU48C53
Customer brought this to me says it need a transmission got the vehicle here and the only code it has is a p2127 throttle pedal low voltage I have pulled the voltage and at an idle it's .45 wot is 3.35 driving and at a stop with the truck in park only 2.85
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L 3 rd 4 th shifter problem VIN: 3D7MU48C53
Customer brought this to me says it need a transmission got the vehicle here and the only code it has is a p2127 throttle pedal low voltage I have pulled the voltage and at an idle it's .45 wot is 3.35 driving and at a stop with the truck in park only 2.85
2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Engine VIN: 1B3ES56C35
Customer came in for a bad vibration at idle. All motor mounts were broken so we replaced the motor mounts. The vibration is still there. Never went away. It is very strong. Just looking to see what the cause might be now. Thanks for you help.
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L Evap VIN: 1D3HV18T09
This truck keeps having problems with the EVAP system plugging somehow. I blow out the lines and the tank will fill fine about three times and then it starts having problems again. I have replaced the canister and the solenoid on the canister. The tank has obv...
1987 Ford Thunderbird Sport 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP61F1H
Vehicle was brought in due to emissions failure for excessive CO and HC. Found engine to be running rich. O2 voltages both at .9 volts. I can get the O2 to show lean if I raise the MAP vacuum to 20in. MAP sensor matches frequency chart and I replaced with anot...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Pulling Right VIN: 1FTCR10A3P
Greeting fellow techs. I have a good one here that I have not been able to figure out, but not giving up. This is my personal vehicle. I have a pull to the right and seems to pull a little while braking,but sometimes not as much. I have rotated the tires, cros...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L idle stays high VIN: 1FAHP56S72
vehicle idle speed stays up after accelerating up above 20 mph. when at 45 to 50 it will stay ther with foot of pedal, iac % at 60- 65. put it into neutral and revs to above 3000 rpm until vehicle slows down to under 40- 35 mph. when vehicle is not moving rpm ...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FMFU18L03
Vehicle felt like it would quit for just a second while running down the road.Doesn't feel like a miss now but several months ago I had to replaced a coil & all the spark plugs & boots because it was missing.It then quit completly once for about two minutes so...
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K03
The car came in and wanted a tune up and oil change, had no CEL at that time. The car came back the next day with a check engine light and it was running rough. we found the technician that performed the work had knocked off a vacuum line on the passenger side... Trouble codes: P2197
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Monitors VIN: 1FMZU72K03
Vehicle came in for nysi , failed for 4 monitors not ready ( o2 , o2 heater , catalyst , & evap ) called customer said evap vent solenoid was replaced and mil was cleared 6 weeks & 1700 mi. Ago no mil or drivabillty issuse since checked all mode 6 data all are...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, loss of power VIN: 1FDWX33P04
Hello this truck came in with p0299, p0470, p0500, p0649. p0649 went away after a few key cycles.Test drove then next morning and was hard to start in the cold. cycled key again and fired up. ran rough for a minute. there were no complants of this from the cus... Trouble codes: P0299, P0470, P0500, P0649
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVFT80N55
Good morning all! Have a 2005 Ford Mustang that was towed in because it would not accel, would cut off when trying to accel. After checking codes, found 2195 and 2197 codes set. Replaced front oxygen sensors, did not help. Still starts, but starts [...] out... Trouble codes: 2195 (Oxygen sensor lean), 2197 (Oxygen sensor lean)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF37P85
Have this 6.0 Ford Diesel, keeps re-setting P402-60, excessive exhaust flow at idle. Have found several articles in IATN addressing this condition and have performed re-program, replaced the coaked up IAT #2 sensor. IAT #2 readings still look high to me at idl... Trouble codes: P4026
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L compression VIN: 1FTSH21P46
Need some advice. Student towed in a 6.0 diesel ford for no start. He said he installed a EGR delete package. Cranked the engine it fired and then died, has not started since. Low pressure fuel, High pressure oil, cranking voltages to modules, and cam crank sy...
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L No 3rd Or 4th VIN: 1FAFP34N47
All electronics are good and solinoid is clicking. Has anyone seen this problem? and is there something mechanically that can cause the problem? this only has 50,000 miles and the pan and filter look great.
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L RF Knuckle VIN: 1FDWE35P99
I put this in Chassis because I'm not sure if it is a brake or chassis. Vehicle is an ambulance. Needless to say, it sees some abuse. Came in a few months ago with a clunk when braking. I found the RF caliper slider pins to be loose in the caliper bracket. My ...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 6.0L Oil pressure VIN: 1GTHK29U53
Truck came in with no oil pressure at the gauge but no noise from motor at this time.We checked oil pressure with mechanical gauge to verify oil pressure and found that the pressure to be 0 at idle and load it up and never went pass 15lbs of pressure. The part...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 1st Gear VIN: 2HKRL1874Y
this is my wife's van, it'd had the cel come on for p0740 again and then the p0780-doom. put it off one to many days and she almost didn't make it home, told me that if she stopped she didn't think she'd make it home. well instead of diag, i went straight to t...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM66523
Cleaned and reset throttle body, still will not idle relearn. Throttle stuck @ 7%. Replaced throttle body with new unit from dealer, same code and will not relearn. Thanks in advance guys! Trouble codes: U0107
1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNRAR05Y2V
Hi everyone. This infinity came in complaint about loss power and hardstart.sometime long crank to start.fuel pressure is specs with vaccum or not at regulator and hold pressure. Once it ran, idle ok and slow open throttle will rev over 3000 rpm without hesita...
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L Engine VIN: JM2UF3135L
Have a customer who is crazy about his Mazda's. We have his 1990 B2200 in the shop now awaiting a repair decision with a worn out engine. He has a 1992 B2600 that has been totaled, but the drivtrain is fine. Also has a 1988 Mazda MX-6 as a spare car. What he...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA22241
Hello fellow techs. We got this car at an auction. Im pulling my hair out on this one. On accel the engine feels like it is dying or going into limp mode. About 3/4 throttle it happens every time. If you accel slowly, it runs fine. We have graphed the TPS and ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Trans VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
Hello to all you benz techs out there. I have this car thats really got me stumped,it randomly goes in limp mode and wont shift,when this happens the message center displays "airmatic suspension visit workshop". you can stop the car and cut it off and restart ...
1993 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N6HD16S5P
I am the third shop to inspect this little truck. Its a beautiful little truck that has been well maintained. When you accelerate this truck, it stumbles, misfires and then will stall. The fuel pump has been replaced and fuel pressure is within specs. Mass air...
1994 Nissan D21 XE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN6HD16Y6R
This D21 has set code 32 (EGR function) coninually since we replaced the valve cover gaskets (require intake removal). The function of the solenoid and the routing and condition of vac hoses has been confirmed. The computer control system has been checked at p... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR function)
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L timing chain VIN: 3N1CB51D11
replaced head gasket -- while setting up the timing chain & gears ,, found that the timing chain does not have any timing marks (other than 1 dark link for crank position) to align to the chain with the camshaft sprockets -- does anyone know how to set-up the ...
2007 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L ABS light on VIN: 1N4BL21E67
Good Morning, thank you for looking at this request. This Altima is setting a code C1142 = pressure sensor circuit. After following diagnostics in Nissan repair info and Alldata I came up with replace ABS control unit. Code reset after short test drive. I have...
1966 Pontiac Bonneville 6.9L headlamp switch VIN: N0TSUREV6H
having to replace the headlamp switch on this car because the old one had a meltdown from faulty connections. This is a very pretty car and all original. I need a schematic for the headlamp switch. I have all the wires but don't know the location of each beca...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L blower VIN: 2G2WS52234
I'm looking for some advice on this problem. The car came to me with a problem of the blower not coming on when cold until the car had been running for several minutes. During the time I had it here, I checked many times and every time I started the car the fa...
2011 Ram 3500 SXT 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D6WZ4CL8B
I have a 2011 Dodge 3500 that keeps setting a P204E code. It came in the other day with a "service DEF system and P204E and P20E8. I noticed that the DEF fluid was low so I toped it off and cleared all the codes. Test drove and it seamd to ran fine. After a fe...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF28K8X
Hey guys need some help. This camary keeps setting P0446. Replaced canister assembly twice. Is there a special way to smoke system? I smoked system as follows- attach smoke machine to service port and crimp vent hose that comes off canister and goes into cross... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap vent control circuit)
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHF21A01
This vehicle has been causing us some grief in the evaporative emissions department. Initially we had code P0440, we replaced the gas cap with a Toyota cap, code came back, we replaced the charcoal canister with an OEM assembly from WPAC. Code came back, we wa... Trouble codes: P0441
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L speedometer VIN: 4T3ZF13C82
customer comes in couple weeks ago with abs and brake light on on dash, solus code 16384 (4000) undocumented. this comes and goes, when light not on no codes. autel scanner says ABS ecu malfunction for same light. customer seemed unconcerned about this problem...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L oxygen sensor VIN: 4T1BE32K53
thanks to all for help
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L battery VIN: JTDKB20U55
this car was dropped to the shop running, to check the check engine light, it had the codes p3000, P0A80, P3018, P3019, C1259 and C1310. After we had the car and check the codes we disconnected the hybrid batteris safe switch, because we wanted to check the ba...
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L no start VIN: 1NXBR32E96
Well , we replaced brakes last week and everything was normal. Yesterday brought in a tow truck for no start.Tried to start and it cranks but with the obvious sound of no compression.Anyway checked compression and zero ( 0 ) on all . Opened the valve cover gas...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Shifting VIN: 3VWDD41C51
Hello IATN fellows: got this Beetle that is giving me new problems after replacement of parts (see repair history), now when cold and placed in Drive transmission bangs and car dies, have to wait until it warms up to be able to put it in Drive or Reverse, then...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L engine VIN: WVWRH63B42
We are replacing the timing belt and water pump. Do you need to use the camshaft locating bar and crank shaft holding tool? We do not have these tools. Also Mitchell says to loosen the camshaft pulley bolts 5 turns and pull camshaft pulleys of taped shaft enou...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Cruise/Speedo VIN: 3VWCD21C73
Owner claims that after driving extended distance-30mins at highway speed-the speedo will drop speed,at the same time if the cruise control is set it will begin to increase the speed of the vehicle in response to the speedo reading lower than the vehicles actu...
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T 2.5L rr wiper, defrost, center brake light VIN: YV1SW59V24
Lost wipers, then light and now rr defrost. We think it needs REM module. Please help.

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L torsen differential VIN: WAUED28D5W
Thanks for your replies! we removed the torsen diff and replaced all seals on the transmission and the leak is no more.Thanks again! Ralph [...]
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L 1-2 shift, neutral position VIN: WAURD68D61
Dan and Michale were right on the money, the transverse link was in the wrong hole. It is hard to see the proper mounting hole so if you are doing this job check the shifter location before you fully mount the transmission up. Thanks to all for your quick resp...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L transmission VIN: WBAHE2314R
thanks to all that replied, checked shifter cable at transmission, and at shifter, cable ok, checked trans range switch, switch ok, dropped the pan and found the mechanical valve in two pieces. the mechanical valve is made out of plastic in these transmissions...
2005 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Suspension VIN: 5UXFA93515
Some responses suggested a ground problem, however, the grounds don't seem to be individual for each sensor. The customer would not authorize any further testing so we didn't get to the bottom of it for certain but the numbers did go normal for a brief period...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L volatile memory VIN: WBANE73566
I installed a Bosch S6 series AGM battery in place of the wet cell Bosch S5 series battery. The car has been gone for a week, and the customer has not had any recurring problems. Also, on her last visit I read her energy diagnosis and was pleased to find tha...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Coolant leak VIN: 1GNDT13W71
Greetings and thanks for all the replies. I have to laugh at myself - must be the only tech in the country that hasn't run across this before! General consensus: The OE gaskets are junk and prone to failure; use updated Felpro gasket set to prevent future prob...
2001 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Wheels VIN: 1G1YY22G21
I thank you all for your replies. First, may I say to the following two... Mike from British Columbia and George from Connecticut: I asked for you guys be polite. Come on now, even though your points are true there is a better way to phrase what you are...
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L stabilitrac VIN: 3GNFK16ZX5
Sorry it's taken so long to close this one. The customer decided that he did not want to go any further with this problem at this time. He said it's not bothering him too badly and said he would bring it back if it started to drive him crazy. Evidently it hasn...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L driveshaft VIN: 2CNDL73F05
The CV style joint came apart after wrapping the mini ductor atound the bell at the largest part. I got it hot not even red. Used a punch and it came apart effortlessly. Then we reassembled it easily.
2006 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L No Start VIN: 1G1YY36U16
i had gm tech come & program pcm & relearn new key needed to be hook up to internet to down load new program
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNFLEEW9A
Thanks for eveyone taking the time to respond to this one! It is at the dealer being fixed right now under warnty. The high pressure fuel pump was leaking out of the piston into the crankcase as the camshaft is what drives the fuel pump. This was causing the e... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel Trim System Rich).
2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L oil interval VIN: 1GNKRGED8B
thanks for all the help. there is no fix for something not broken.gm is the culprit for leading owners to believe that there routine maint schedule is so long that it will be a money savings to them, when in reality they will still change their oil every 5k mi...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Ingnition VIN: 1B7HC16Y4X
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Steering VIN: 3D7KU26D13
Hi guys, sorry for taking so much time (Ijust moved half way across the country). Most of your responses were correct with the ball joints. The drivers side were tight and pass. side were good. Customer didn't want to spend the money right now.
2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3KA43H27
ok i want to thank everybody for the help after doing some more testing from the replies that was sent,we decided to send it to the dealer, the police officer said that they reflashed the system.he says it has not done it sence,so i hope its fixed,thanks to ev...
2007 Dodge Caravan 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP23R37
I can pull a vacumn on the nvld and will hold over 15 minutes so i started all over found that the purge solenoid would not hold bled through so i replaced ran another forced monitor failed so i decided to let customer take van an let it run its own monitor to... Trouble codes: P0441.
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.6L monitor reset VIN: 1FMRE1168W
Thanks to all the guys who replied. I filled the tank to just under 3/4 full (it was under half) - apparently EVAP monitor work best when tank is 1/2 to 3/4 full. I heard about a time delay built into the Pcm that could have prevented the self-test from happen... Trouble codes: P0442 (Small evap leak).
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Accessories VIN: 1FAFP34P11
thanks to all technician for this help,problem was in fuse box conecction was not good,i push in and motor work .thanks very much.
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start, Long cranking VIN: 3FAFP11313
Thank you for all of your help I have been waiting on customer to bring vechile back. When vechile came back in it had died completly and the constant control relay module was extremly hot. Inside had a relay shorted out. Replaced module and vechile is startin...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Ring Gear & Pinon VIN: 1FTRX14W24
The differential is fixed! It is nice and quite drive and coast side at all speeds. My dad and I adjusted the backlash and pinon depth multiple times with only slightly varying patterns, but always coast down whine. What finally fixed it was correct pinon d...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP55U24
2005 GMC W4500 Forward W4S042 5.2L Surge, Lack of power VIN: JHDC4J1645
The customer decided he didn't want to fix truck since it only occurs under heavy load cheap ass. I believe without further testing that it was a problem with the fuel filter adapter check valve causing starvation to the injection pump. The surge that was ment...
2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: JHLRD78815
We tried 2 sets of new axles from different aftermarket companies. Replaced both front CV drive axles with Honda axles and vibration went away. From this point on, if I get a CR-V in, OEM axles ONLY!!! Thanks for all the help!!!
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Comp. Component moni VIN: SAJEA51D33
I hate closing this without a fix but I won't get this car back before the closing date for this request. Should I get a further opportunity to diagnose this problem I will update this help request. To clarify New Jersey emissions inspection reqirements, the ... Trouble codes: P0430 (Bank 2 Cat Efficiency), P0442 (Small Evap Leak Detected).
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC73395
I disconnected the cam sensor and tried to start it, and it kicked back as if the firing order was off, and did not run. Replaced the cam sensor, cleared the code and rechecked. It runs, and seems to be fixed. Every reply on this confirmed CMP sensor is a c... Trouble codes: P0342 (Cam Sensor A circuit low input B1).
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JT8GK13TXR
I cant express enough what a great asset iatn is as a tool , but more importantly the guys that actually take the time to respond and offer advice. After 10 to 15 years in the buisness, i realized that no one knows it all(this came after the cockyness of think... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Unable to rev up VIN: WDBCA39D6J
Well, thanks all for info on the fuel system but we were totally off base on this. Turns out the ignition module we replaced failed again and caused the problem. Coil would be suspect, but it was replaced before we got to the car. It's been running for abou...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ml270 2.7L glow plugs VIN: WDC1631132
i got the car back into w/shop,relaced all glow plugs,system works ok,hope there is no underlying problem with wireing,
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 3.5L no crank no start no interior gauges or lights VIN: WDDGF56X18
Sorry guys not too much information to give I believe that a problem was in the security system Was not able to confirm anything so I sent it to the mercedes dealer
2002 Mercury Villager 3.3L All Gauges, Ecm, Ignition VIN: 4M2ZV11T82
2 replies said to ck the ignition switch even though I stated in my post that I already had tested it. No problem it doesn`t hurt to double test everything. Victor led me onto which wire powered the coil and certain fuses. Testing the wire coming out of the ig...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Surge, Stall VIN: 4A3AC44G83
I steal don't understand the idle strategies but when the fans are on there is another set of values that its switches to that control idle. cause when they were on it idled like you'd wont it to even when you apply another load like steering or gear select....
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L no starter enable VIN: 5N1ED28Y0Y
first thanks to everyone that replied you guys are great. second id like to tell everyone that diagrams sometimes lie... with that being said the fix for this xterra was a pnp relay located in the main underhood fuse box. the relay was providing ground some...
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Ebcm VIN: 1G2WR52163
hey we still have not found the problem for the ABS yet. but we did find major water damage under the passenger seat where the airbag module was. and because the airbag module was not communicating on the bus line. I replaced the airbag module which fixed the ...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Revised Oil Trap kit VIN: YS3ED48EX1
Thanks to all who replied. I had the latest 55-56-1200 kit. It had the right pieces, but was not really complete. Seperately I bought the hose from the right side of the oil trap to the valve cover fitting and a new check valve in the circuit going to the t...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BH66561
Solved. Many replies, some good. Brad got me thinking before Dave nailed it. My overheat was from an air lock. Every cold start this thing was pumping combustion gas into the cooling system, creating an air pocket that was causing the overheat. Have not d...
2005 Subaru Outback XT Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on
Ok folks, so what I have learned is that yes you can install a used ECM but what you have to do is reprogram the immobilizer. you can not reflash the vin so therefore you will set a codefor that but the the vehicle will run normal. as for my original problem I... Trouble codes: P0638.
2010 Toyota Hilux 3.0L Intake Sludge VIN: MRODZ22G30
I want to thank Brad [...] who went out of his way to follow up with me in solving the most likely reason for such heavy sludge in this low mileage engine. Below is his email reply I still think this particular engine is suffering from contamination caused...
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