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2004 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L shift indicator light VIN: 2HNYD18604
just installed remanufactured transmission.the trans seems to shift fine but the light in the dash next to D5 for the gear indicator blinks. is there a relearn proceedure for this trans i need to do? i checked for codes and no codes are found. no other lights ...
2006 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Transaxle VIN: 2HNYD18856
We have this '06 AWD MDX that is driving us nuts. The initial customer complaint was a faint to moderate whining noise that seems to be coming from in front of the driver, engine bay/transmission area. After several attempts we were unable to pinpoint the sour...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG74F65
Hello and thanks in advance for any help you can offer. We are working to replace the lower intake manifold assembly/intake runner on the passenger side. The only problem, and it's a big one, is how to release the high-side fuel pressure. The high pressure fue... Trouble codes: P2006
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L abs VIN: WAUDG74F2N
Audi tech, please help. Car was here 2 weeks ago for tire repalcement and front brake pads. Now with a abs light and traction control light on. Install vag 00265 abs outlet valve left front n102. I did some output test on abs systme using the vagcom,no problem...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGH834X1
This BMW blew a radiator hose and sat in our lot for a week. When we went to start it it would not crank. The only error or code I have to go on is a EGS Code F60. The Shift indicator lights up and the cluster PRNDL light up with no indication of Park (Im not ...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L no gears VIN: WBANB33524
Hi every one.this E60 with EGS/SMG came in to us on tow truck. transmission .we scanned the car using autologic to retrieved codes.The codes where DSC:wheel-speed sensor,plausibility both rear sensors.also DME has code for detection,rough road-no wheel-speed s...
2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L Alignment VIN: WBAVC93548
I need to do an alignment on this vehicle. Do i need any special tools like BMW scanner to do this right? Not sure if it is equipped with active steering or not. The vehicle is coming for tomorrow. Is there any easy way of determining if the vehicle has active...
1993 Buick Century Special 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G4AG55N3P
Hey guys, Ok , ive got this 3.3l Buick with elevated nox at 15mph and 25mph.failing ASM here in CA. Around 1000PPM at both speeds.Intrusive catalyst test found less than 50 % reduction of Nox.Replaced cat 2 times with aftermarkets , same results. Fuel pressur...
2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY54941
Thanks in advance, I have a real problem child here. All items have been changed for air pump system and it will set 410 code within three hot and cold starts. I have checked flow to valves(good), put vac. on valves to see if good(hold vac), air solenoid valve... Trouble codes: P0410
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22S4R
Vehicle came to me with a no start after sitting 1 hour. When I got the vehicle it started right up and ran OK for 20 minutes. Engine began to run rough, catalyst got cherry red and then stalled and would not restart. Ran OBD1 self test and no codes found, cod...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L inside cabin temp VIN: 1GNEC13Z53
temp difference on drivers and passangers 20 degrees or more even though both temp set the same look like doors are working counts look ok tried controlhead any help would be great thanks
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDL73F76
the suv has been towed into the shop 3 times after a stall and no start. started at the shop both times. 1st visit: battery failed a load test and fuel pressure and flow was fine.scan showed a p0230(fuel circuit)code. replaced the batery and retested no codes.... Trouble codes: P0230 (Fuel circuit)
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 5.3L Starting VIN: 2G1WL15C86
This car will intermittantly not start for customer. He says he heres a click, but that it doesn't turn over. I haven't been able to duplicate the problem by wiggling wires at starter, battery, or ignition switch. I replaced the battery the first time it came ...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Limited 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL65U21
Vehicle came in for no start no crank. Found blown fuse #8, powers the fuel pump relay, starter relay, ignition switch, and other misc. components. The fuse blows when the key is turned to crank position and the starter engages. Fuel pump draws around 4 amps w...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68B73
The check engine light is on with code P0441: Incorrect Purge Flow. Using scanner in ATM mode to operate the purge solenoid, the scanner would only turn the solenoid ON or OFF. It would not cycle it ON and OFF. (It does cycle everything else.) The solenoid has... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap Incorrect Purge Flow)
2006 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L starter motor VIN: 1A8GH1557Y
Monday morning customer called saying car had broken down with suspected flat battery. battery was not flat but starter was not operating from ignition key - just a click from relay box under bonnet. engine started with a 12v supply to starter solenoid, vehicl...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L sensor circuit VIN: 1B7KF2364X
1999 Dodge Cummins came in as a no start. Owner said he hooked in toggle switch to boost pressure sensor per youtube and engine quit when flipped the switch. I will keep this short.The truck starts and runs with BPS unplugged and doesn't die when plugged in,bu...
2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L no cranking VIN: 1B3AJ56U11
Vehicle was towed in for no start and check engine light on. found 20 amp fuse for start/fuel blown.Replaced fuse, vehicle starts. code p0601 internal controller failure. cleared code and came back inmediatly. Replaced control module and no more codes, car run...
2000 Ford F650 5.9L No Start VIN: 3FENF654XY
Have this 2000 F-650 cummins with a no start. Is there a way to flash codes. It does have an obd II plug but with no communication. Power and grounds are good at plug. Pretty sure injector pump with no fuel but wanted to pull codes first. Thanks for the help
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start, extended crank VIN: 1FMPU16L4Y
Hello all. This will be my first request for help and It's being done from an over-the-shoulder perspective so, I will try and be as imformative as possible to come up with a fix and create a helpful post for others. Our 2000 ford Expo has an intermittant exte... Trouble codes: C1284
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L gauges & cluster VIN: 1FTRW08L12
Help!!! It must be "gauges" day!! We have this good-looking Ford Truck with a small problem. When the key is turned to "run", it may take 15-25 seconds for the cluster to "wake up", and then the vehicle will start. (Wouldn't make a good getaway vehicle!!!) Eve...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW33P94
Please see the previous text above. Trouble codes: 2291 (icp too low engine cranking), 2290 (icp too low)
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L broken plug VIN: 1FTPW14545
First time asking for help with this problem. have been exceptionally lucky to this point. usually get plugs out intact, but. broke off 4 on this vehicle. shield and a portion of ceramic is in shield all broken off at top of shield. electrodes came out intact....
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FMYU92Z36
Wondering if any of you Ford guys have had any experience with a 2.3 Escape like this using oil excessively. Customer was in the other day and was down 3 qts. after 1100 miles since we changed the oil. Wasn't even here for that, I just happened to notice the o...
2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L battery goes dead VIN: 1FBNE31L48
FORD techs & other fellow techs I need HELP before I pull the rest of my hair out! This is a rail crew passenger van one of our accounts they drive a lot! It came in with the complaint of no start in the am after sitting all night. I disconnected all after mar...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Electronic VIN: 1FTSX21588
Hello IATN Group I have a 2008 f250 here in the shop that when you put it in 4x4 hi it will pop out of 4x4 when you load it (park on a steep incline and spin the tires in 2wd then shift to 4wd) just as you get climbing it will pop out of 4wd. I have tried both...
2000 GMC K3500 Sierra SLT 5.7L erratic downshifting VIN: 1GTHK34R6Y
ok have a truck that's driving us crazy customer brought this truck in because while driving down the highway @ 55-65 mph the speedometer will drop down to like 45mph and then the transmission will shift into 2nd gear,we replaced the speed sensor with an after...
2007 Honda Accord EX 3.0L compressor VIN: 123TY45677
Has anybody ran across this problem with aftermarket parts on these hondas. Hard to think there would still be any trash in evaportator core after flush and back flush of the evaporator. replaced compressor and all other parts excluding evaporator core 5 times...
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Strut & upper control arm support VIN: KMHWF35V11
She hit a pot hole with the left rear and it busted the inner nut from it's weld for the upper control arm where it bolts to the support plate. This vehicle only used that type of support (the top of the strut bolts into the same plate) for part of 2000 and 20...
2003 Hyundai Terracan 2.9L Starting
Hi guys, this one is hard to start in the cold morning - probably have some glow issue.The car has air heaters instead of the common glow plugs.Will fire immediately when starter spray applied - then it starts fine for whole day.Found one of the air heater rel...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Surge VIN: SAJEB52D43
Thanks in advance for some info on this Jag. Symptom: surging as fuel pressure drops to 30psi. We ass-u-me fuel pump, new pump, same problem. On hindsight, we've found the car runs fine until fuel level gets below 1/4 level, then the surging starts. Fill tank ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
hi this jeep had a no start when hot.now while driving its stalls cranks but no check engine light.20 minutes later it starts wont communicate with scanner while this is happening please help
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Fuel gayge VIN: 1J4GW48N5Y
Hi all. Well this has been two days of hair pulling for me. There is very little testing for a fuel gauge in the Mitchel and after searching here I found nothing that really matches my issue. Okay, this vehicle came in as a died going down the freeway. I test...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L oil gauge VIN: 1J4GW58N44
Greetings!!! We have this "intermittent" no response from our oil pressure gauge with the accompanying "check gauges" warning. We can get it to occur every 5 to 15 starts. No codes and wiring all checks OK. With the scan tool displaying the oil pressure signal...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALTY16433
Vehicle won't start. No previous issues. Customer states car was fine and then wouldn't start. Vehicle is getting spark and pulse so that should rule out crank sensor. There is no fuel pressure. Diagnosis found that the ecm is not grounding the fuel pump relay... Trouble codes: P1668
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Electronic VIN: WDBJF20F5V
transmission will go in reverse but nothing in drive. only codes is for tans temp.. this morning it went in drive and moved then nothing. will go in reverse. i'm thinking trans is fried. going to drop pan for inspection
2002 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3AY11A72
Have coverered all the basics includeing checking the CAT for restriction (none) Vacuum Readings are good at 17 to 23ish on decell. Checked EGR and cleaned whikle it was off. Problem is this. Vehicle starts up fine cold but after running for just a min or 2 i...
2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1N4BA41E68
Hello and thanks to everyone in advance for any and all assistance that you provide. My problem child is a 2008 Nissan Maxima. Customer came from next door at the Shell gas station complaining that her vehicle wouldn't start. Service manager went next door to ...
2007 Pontiac G5 GT 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2AN15B97
Hi everyone. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and are looking foward to the coming holidays ! I have this little G5 that came to me the first of Oct with a complaint of shaking real bad at times when driving on road. Someone before us was trying to fix it (sha... Trouble codes: P0204 (injector 4 circuit problem), P0300 (cylinder misfire)
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Lighting VIN: WP0CB2983Y
Have a strange lighting question for you. I have this boxster S with xenon head lights. customer says intermittenly the left side head light stops working. this has been an ongoing problem. we have replaced the bulb. did not fix. have switched the left and rig...
2005 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1G8AF52F95
Good Morning Everyone. This Saturn, 2.2L ION, towed in, turns over well, low on oil, dirty and 10 -25 lbs compression all cylinders. Removed valve cover and found timing close, ie, intake cam diamond at 2::00 position, exhaust diamond at 10:00 and #1 piston at...
2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G8AZ55F36
car came in shop for ck engine light on,we checked for codes p2119 throttle closed position performance went thru diagnostic procedure in mitchells replaced throttle body assembly(new) long test drive,ck engine light did not return,car ran fine except for high... Trouble codes: P2119
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L poor aceleration VIN: JK1SF6550X
The customer states that he lacks power on acceleration, but not all the time. The unit appears to run better when cold and the problem increases with warmer temperaturs. No other codes have ever been present. I have read the 12 archive files in relation to th... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor)
2007 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L Steering VIN: KL5JD56Z07
I gotta ask if anyone here has had to solve this problem before or not. We have to replace a failed steering pump on this mechanical marvel and could not find an easy way to remove the old pully from the pump shaft. The new pump from Suzuki (extremely expensiv...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Front and Rear Tail and Parking lights VIN: 1NXBR12E4X
Hi ALL and Happy Thanksgiving. Have looked and researched data from archives on like vehicle. Have found quite a few with same problem, IE, most of the time battery is connected, front and rear parking and tail lights are illuminated. High beam indicator will ...
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L clutch VIN: JTEHD20V14
hello all,got this one from another shop,back in march we replaced the clutch components with luc new parts, per a throwout bearing noise, only when temp was cold.on inspection i couldn't see anything wrong with original parts but after replacing the noise was...
2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Timing Belt VIN: 5TBDT48116
I just started to do the timing belt on this vehicle and Alldata calls for a special tool SST 09960-10010 to hold the camshaft pulley. Is this tool a must to do this job or is there a way to do it without the tool? I am replacing the Timing Belt, Cam Seals, Wa...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H4V
Customer stated vehicle running fine on freeway heard a pop noise and slowly lost power and vehicle died.Saw steam under hood and was boiling from overflow. Vehicle towed in found water flange on side of engine apparently warped and leaking.[ Customer said tha... Trouble codes: P0341
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWBB61C9W
Car shuts off while driving but will restart with no wait time and drive off. no codes found can drive for days and not do it. I have tried airmass meter with no luck replaced coolent temp sensor and seemed to fix for about two weeks. I don't know where to go ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L engine VIN: 9BWBS21J01
I have been trying to figure this one out for a few months now. I have checked everything I can. I have replaced many parts. The car is having an intermitent missfire rough running, has miss codes for all 4 cyl, over time. I have not been able to reproduce pro...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L window regulator VIN: WVWPD63B72
The drivers window regulator is broken. There is two bolts to the track you get to through two holes in the metal panel. I can't remove the panel untill they are out, I think. It would realy help to know the procedure, or if they are broken like this one how d...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Hesitation, Lean VIN: YV1AA8856M
Car came in as hard no start. Diagnosed as bad ECU-not grounding fuel pump relay or injectors. Customer obtained used ECU. Car starts but runs too lean. 02 Sensor voltage worthless as I believe sensor is bad. It runs just as bad with sensor plugged in or unplu...
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1FW8835N
Hi fellow enthusiasts, this car has had crank (rpm) sensor(s), IAC valve, map sensor, engine coolant temp sensor,ignition coil, ignition wires, both Fuel injection and the ignition modules, spark plugs, fuel pump, fuel pump relay,fuel pressure regulator, radi... Trouble codes: 132 (Battery voltage too low / too high), 223 (IAC valve signal absent / faulty), 232 (Adaptive fuel fault)
2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ592X5
Hi guys, this is the second time i have seen this vehicle this month. First time was for a MAF failure and misfires on #3 and #5 cylinders which turned out to be shorted coils. This time the customer states that it runs rough sometimes and feels like its going... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder misfire), P0305 (5 cylinder misfire), P0101 (Maf faulty signal / low input), P2188 (Bank1 sensor 1 faulty signal)

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3343Y
All you guys gave great advice and I am also sure Dr Vanos would have been great help but unfortunately the customer picked up the car. Customer was actually very happy that the power was restored and the car was driveable and said he doesn't care about the co... Trouble codes: P1397.
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAFA53551
Thanks for your replies. Most of you were right on. It was the DSC control unit. I have replaced many of these units over the years. For some reason, this one acted differently. always something new. Thank you again.
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Right rear view mirror VIN: 5UXFB53585
I do not have a concrete answer to the problem. The customer needed the car for the Thanksgiving holiday so we let him have the car and now the mirror adjustment has been working fine for the last week or so. he will bring the car back if problem continues. Th...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L oil pump, vaccuum pump VIN: WBAWV55587
I removed the airbox, lower covers, fan drive belt and tensioner. then pulled off the cover for vaccuum pump sprocket access. found sprocket had fallen down into lower engine area with chain. also appeared atleast one bolt was missing which would attach the ch...
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC19W7W
I would like to thank everyone for the help. We did fix the truck and made feel stupid but felt better when the truck started. After double checking everything 2-3 times and had someone else confirm. What we found was we had a good blue spark at the plugs a...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L 5 speed manual hard shifting into gear VIN: 1GCEC14X45
Replaced worn clutch, pilot bearing and release bearing. New slave cylinder. All is good. After I shut the truck off and it went into all gears with ease I knew what I had to do.
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L abs VIN: 2CNDL23F65
Hey I want to thank everyone for all the replies it was the pig tail harness on the left side repiared the the connection at hub and the coustomer is happy and said no lights since fix thanks again for all the help
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L tempature gauge VIN: 1GCEC19XX8
Truck is fixed! I jumped the gun on the help request because I couldn't find my way and I didn't find anything in the arkives. I disconnected the coolant temp sensor to see if there would be any effect on the coolant temp reading which of course there was (...
1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46X8V
This car is running. To check for being out of time we removed the front cover and found all timing marks correct. We rechecked the fuel pressure, volume and quality and found all to be ok. After all this it still acted the same. It would fire once and awhile ...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44G0Y
Hi all and thank you Thomas. Very helful to know the FRONT injectors feed the back cylinders!!! The problem for taking so long was now that I realize that #3 is truly misfiring, it took two days to remove the spark plug without destroying threads in head. F...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L transfer case motor VIN: 1D7HU16Z02
Sorry for the late closing. Almost forgot. I think my question was misunderstood. Truck needed a fuse box Aka intergrated power module the Front control module attached to it was OK and could be transferred to another fuse box. My vehicle was 4 wheel driv...
2005 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4FV48T05
Thanks for all your time and advice, I appreciate that. This was fairly straightforward once we realized that this had nothing to do with the CMP sensor at all. The problem was that the wiring near the CKP sensor connector was melted together, likely from co... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam signal intermittent).
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L Evap VIN: 1D3HV18T09
I cleaned out the filter by the fill tube and so far the vehicle has not returned. Thanks for the help. Randy.
1988 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, No Power VIN: 1FTHF26G9J
After pulling almost all my hair out I found that the wrong computer was put in the truck. Got the correct computer and after finally getting it to idle, barely, took it out on the road and drove it several miles. Off idle it runs great, no surging and it goes... Trouble codes: 23 (TP/FIPL sensor out of range), 34 (EGR EVP closed valve signal too high).
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L injector VIN: 1FTEF14N3L
Thanks to all for your help guys! A strange one for sure- the ign module somehow created all that weirdness- now we have normal inj. pulse, check engine light goes off when cranking and pcm acts alive! Greg and crew
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP42X8T
Hi thanks for the replies to get the mustang back on the road. We installed a PCM that was not requiring the PATS signal to enable fuel system to function.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Ac VIN: 1FAFP4046Y
The lack of power to the AC relay coil from fuse 2 was because the PCM power relay part of the CCRM powers fuse 2! I was testing for CCRM power with the CCRM harness disconnected. So the CCRM powers itself. Since the CCRM had all the proper inputs but no outpu...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW21P43
Thanks for all the input the fix was the hp oil pump. Some air leaks at the rail to injector must be normal, we replaced the rail and injector and still got an air leak only on number one. Must get warm and seal up. I have air checked these before and not had ... Trouble codes: P2290, P2291.
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Abs VIN: 1FDXE45P96
Thanks to all who helped me out on this abs problem. i pulled the left front wheel and rotor. the wheel speed sensor had been damaged somehow. possibley a rock got in there. dont know how it read correctly on scan tool. didnt put it on scope however. replaced ...
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L starter VIN: 1FTWW31P87
Thank you all for your very much appreciated help on this one. Yes, I tried all grounds, I could see, had a cable from battery and tried grounding it everywhere I could. To no avail, with your help, finally pinned it down to the fuse box, thanks especially to ...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L coolant leak VIN: 1GTHK232X4
Thanks for the replies. The #1 cylinder fills with coolant after rad repair and filling the system. It looks like head gasket is the correct answer. Many thanks! Now some questions. I'm curious about oem versus aftermarket gaskets. I'd appreciate tips from yo...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Axle VIN: 1LNHM82W33
This car is back on the road, fixed it using the Dorman kits again since they were under warranty. I appreciate all your input, the comment about the Dorman axles being softer makes sense because they lasted the least amount of time. There was definitely no ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Shifts VIN: WDBHA22E0S
We quoted a new trans to customer but they deceided to go ahead and take it. Thank you to all who replied
1991 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L Headlights VIN: JN8HD17S6M
Thank you all for the responses. Unfortunatey, this was a USA vehicle and not the Canadian vehicle. So the DRL box that some were referring to was not there. Also, I was unable to find the short anywhere else in the system. I told the customer that I would nee...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L ride quality VIN: 5N1ED28T7Y
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Draw VIN: 1N4AL11D82
I did not hear the A/C clutch disengage when I pulled the fuse. I removed the clutch relay and jumped the terminals to keep the clutch engaged. The draw measured the same 2.5 amps. I am replacing the relay assuming it was simply stuck. Thank you to everyon...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G2WS52234
We didn't have access to a tech 2 so we sent the customer to a shop down the street. They said the car bumped the key out and they reset it. They are unsure why it lost programming and why it wouldn't accept new keys to be programmed
2011 Ram 3500 SXT 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D6WZ4CL8B
Sorry for the long delay but I wanted this truck to get some miles on it to make sure that it was truly fixed. It seems that the diesel fuel that had been added to the DEF system was the problem! It caused a white/cream "sludge" in the system. It was all clean...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Starting VIN: VS3FB49S04
Than you to all for your help. Apparently both Justin and Anders have seen this problem before. The easiest thing to do would be to replace the CIM and reprogram it, but we felt pretty certain it was just a software problem, and if we could clear the CIM and...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S3BK4351T
Shoulda ,woulda, coulda- the misfire was very intermittant moved around a bit and only would return after heavy acceleration so I took a swing at sticking valves and did a complete Run-Rite decarboning procedure. Vehicle seemed to smooth out and could not repe... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0304.
2004 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.3L excessive vibration VIN: JS2RC61H04
It turned out to be the motor mounts as most of the replays said , the only one that looked even a little bit cracked was the front of the engine on the passenger side , but i changed them all Rock auto 166 for all four good price , thank you ever one who help...
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L driveshaft VIN: 5TBET34166
99% of the replies pointed to the driveshaft slip yoke at the transmission. I'm going to call this one more of a band-aid for now. I greased the slip yoke at the transmission with a high quality grease and the the problem went away for a couple of days. Initia...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L tach, speedo VIN: 3VWBA21C5X
Well guys, I believe this one is fixed. Turns out it was overcharging at about 17 volts constantly. We replaced the alternator and battery and problem solved. Thanks a million to everyone who posted.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L fault sets, no MIL VIN: 3VWTH69M73
Once again I am humbled. Seems when I ask for help, I get a slap up side the head and go back to basics. Smoke check the intake revealed an accordion plastic hose that would leak when flexed. This pipe goes from intake to purge valve. Designed to flex but born... Trouble codes: P1151 (Long Term Fuel Trim Additive Air Bank 1 Range 1 System too Lean).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L lean conditi VIN: 3VWSA69M54
Thank you to all for the good help. we had an intermitant fuel flow restriction, caused by the fuel pump. Was hard to determinated the problem. because only happen while you were driving and not all the time. After changing the fuel pump everything went back t...
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