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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Differential VIN: TRUUT28N91
I have a TT with what appears to be differential problem. I think we caused it, but my question is why / what is it. Car came in for a 60,000 mile service. Per Alldata it is due to for a Haldex filter change. replaced filter and oil. Now when driving car, when...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L Heater VIN: WAULC68E72
Hello, This A4 is a regular customer and a car we have serviced since new. At approx 60k we did a waterpump, timing belt and radiator. One year and 6k later it came in with a poor heat complaint. We tried flushing the heater core to no avail so it was replaced...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L rocker arm/shaft VIN: WBAAD1301K
I am looking for any suggestions and information on getting the intake rocker shaft to slide toward the radiator so I can replace the #5 intake rocker arm. **head is on motor, and motor is in car** I have already removed/slid over all other intake rockers and ...
2004 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAEV53464
BMW guru's. Please help. This vehicle stalls out only cold, and it surges badly until warm up according to customer and I have confirmed this condition. Customer have thorttle body and sub-harness replaced, along with air boot, intake gaskets and some other me...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVB335X6
Car was driven to the shop with no problems. Valve cover was leaking oil (comon problem) we replace the valve cover gasket and at the same time we replace the aluminum bolts in the front of the cylinder head. We had done about 4 of this in the pass month. We h... Trouble codes: A0B4
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L turn signals VIN: WBAVC93507
Hi all I have a 328is driving me crazy. Both of the turn signals will flash fast and a a bulb error message comes up (Will not tell me which one) on the instument cluster. All bulbs appear to be flashing though 3 per side just very rapidly. I pulled a car from...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L intake exploded VIN: 1G4CW52K8V
This vehicle was driven out of shop 1 month ago and parked.Went to bring inside and battery was dead.Pushed into shop and put on charger.After 30 minutes went to start engine to move vehicle so I could work on windows.As soon as I turned the key to crank the u...
1997 Chevrolet P30 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKP37N3V
This is a P30 chassis with a Winnebago on top. It came in with the MIL on and a complaint of no communication with the PCM from another shop. So far we found no power or ground wires at the DLC (we added power and ground to the DLC) Still no communication. The...
2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS14W92
This problem is a first for me. Truck was towed in after having milk poured into fuel tank. Customer tried to syphn out all the contaminated fuel and filled up with premium. We get it in and decide to empty tank thinking we might need to drop the fuel tank. Th...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNEK13T22
hello i have a 2002 taho 5.3 thats making a lifter noise when cold and it has random misfire code po 300 stored in freeze frame the intake gaskets havent been changed yet with the tealgreen ones i drove it around for and hour with no problems there are no lean...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC12F14
Vehicle first arrived at shop with a customer complaining of long start and buzzing noise in fuse bos undr hood, duplicated concern and found fuel pump relay humming removed and replaced and vehicle was fine for two or three days then occured again. fuel press...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L tcase-ftdf VIN: 3GNFK16Z54
we fighting another one. we have a 4x4 suburban that when you put it into 4x4 lock it will create a moning noise.(like a wheel bearing type noise). (not growl) this noise will go away as soon as you press auto 4x4. and will not make noise in 2 wheel drive. all...
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L cruise inop
hey all, i have a wierd one today, its an 08 cobalt 49k miles, cruise control is inop, hooked up scanner found codes for brake pedal position signal stuck high, computer thinks brake is always depressed there fore doesnt allow the cruise control to activate. f...
2001 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R41
This car is driving us nuts this is my first post so bear with me. just installed new j@sper engine in this vehicle it will misfire cold and seems to run a little rough most of the time and sets the mil for p0304, swaped coil, new plug, smoked intake cold no l... Trouble codes: P0304
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L Power Window VIN: 3D7KS28DX5
Good morning everybody, this truck came in for defected driver side windows switch. They had problem with rear windows for a while befor totally gose out .i seen a lots of problem with chryler wiring in door wiring harnes. According to mitchell there is no do...
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25R95
Van originally came in for the intermitant EGR code P0 406 .We have seen a few of these and a new egr valve has always fixed it. Well we installed a new one [from dodge ] twice and the code is still coming back . Sometimes the code will come back right away an... Trouble codes: P0406 (Egr position sensor high), P0124 (Tps intermittant), P2074 (Map/ tps correlation)
2006 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L air bag system
Greetings: Vehicle came in for 3 concerns:No start, fuel gauge reads half and air bag light always on. Added 1 gl gas and vehicle starts. Gauge malfunction. Pid off on one of the sending units. Ordered module (national back order), eta 1/13. Checked for abs ...
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAFP3831Y
This focus was towed in for crank no start. Tested and found ignition coil was bad. Replaced coil with motorcraft and car started right up and idled fine for about 2 min. Put the car into gear and it died and would not start again. Tested fuel pressure-good, f...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Hesitation, no power VIN: 3FAFP3139Y
This Focus came to me with a "no power" complaint. If you try to rev up the engine, it takes forever to build up rpms, but once it gets over 2000 rpm it runs great. Inspection of the vehicle revealed melted wiring near the exhaust indicating that the catalyst ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L fuse #22 VIN: 1FTSW31P03
looking for help
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
We just did the whole job it came in with the passanger side Bank one camshaft phaser broken which broke the cam and one lifer and follower also one valve spring jumped off. The whole job was a lot of work but went very well. We replaced everything in the timi... Trouble codes: P0012
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L brakes VIN: 1GKDT13SX4
During test drive noticed that the abs was engaging every time you would use the brakes, light or hard. The abs light came on, so I went back to the shop and scaned it. It has a abs code for rear wheel sensor. The sensor is on the tail shaft of the transfercas...
2006 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDHG31U16
Hey fellas, This particular truck sets above codes for o2 sensors heater resistance. we have replaced all 4( for heater codes)o2 sensors and ecm just over a year ago for same problem. mitchells says to watch for amp reading of .25-1.375 on scan tool, have modi... Trouble codes: P0053 (B1s1 heater resistance), P0059 (B2s1 heater resistance)
2008 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GKET63M78
Truck was brought in for lack of power. After road test it seems to have a flat spot at times. Not always. No codes found. Feels like bad cats when it happens but if you give it more gas power will come back. Checked fuel pressure ok, checked back pressure 1...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGES26792
Problem with high idle and sticking gas pedal. I have found and fix this car just wanted to share what I had found.
2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Vsa VIN: 5FNRL38298
Good morning, I am working on this 08 Odyssey with a VSA light illuminated. The code is 66 Brake pressure sensor failure. All-data says to check the brake switch function and adjustment. It is adjusted correctly and the brake lights work properly. All-data the...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Misfire, int. long crank VIN: KMHJF35F1Y
Hello All, Car came in blown head gasket no start - removed head sent to machine shop. they said head already machined and can't be cut again. ordered reman. head and installed. long crank on first start up after job. get started and skips a bit then runs good... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: KMHDN45D42
hello everybody im hopping someone has the answer for the problem im been dealing. i have 2002 hynday elantra it din't pass emission customer it has codes for heather on o2(B1-2) P0172 ON O2 (B1-1) SO I REPLACE THE SENSORS THE REAR O2 CODE WHEN AWAY THEN THE V...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJHX1742S
This car fails NOX. And iS not going into closed loop NOX is 4.47 with 2.00 allowable CO is 6.08, with 12.00 allowable. HC is .45 with .80 allowable. It runs fine, with no mil on I varified that the EGR ports are clear, and the pintle max opens then close...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L hvac VIN: 1J4GL48K92
blows hot on pass side but cold on drivers side with switch in the hot or cold setting
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: KNDUP131X3
Ok, its the end of the day. Can't get this out of my mind. We got one here that giving me some questions. Would like some answer before see the car again tomorrow. Car came in with overheating problem. The obvious problem was a busted radiator and we recommend...
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Power Steering VIN: KNDJC73344
Looking for information on Electronic Power steering as I have no voltage at rack I suspect EPS module is not working.Anyone out there ever dealt with this problem??
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALSH23466
Hey everyone! Customer would get in the truck, attempt to start it and the truck would idle and then immediately stall. the engine keeps cranking for a longer period of time and then the idles if you keep your foot into a touch to make it idle. You can tell it... Trouble codes: U1328, U1828, U1598, B1B02, B1B85
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 5LMFU28595
to all Ford/Lincoln gurus out there. got this 2005 Lincoln navigator that came in with codes:- p061b & p2106. customer states that vehicle lost power all over sudden. been unable to duplicate the condition and drove the vehicle at 65mph with no apparent issue.... Trouble codes: P061B, P2106 (Throttle actuator control system - forced limited power)
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK323X5
Vihicle has no pulse, changed cam sensor, Starts intermittly, no spark, have RPMs. Any Ideas? What should Cam sensor Curcuit Volts be? No listing in book. Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Malfunction)
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Passing Gear VIN: 1YVHP80D25
this car clunks real hard when driving at about 55 to 60 and you kick it down into passing gear and clunks agin when it shifts back but not as hard. it doesn't seem to do it when it cold.
1997 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDBHM36E7V
This Vehicle was dropped off with a substantial coolant leak from one of the heater hoses. We repaired the leak. Now only after at least 30 minutes of driving the car loses power and bucks. There are no codes present. Checked for pluged exhaust (no restriction...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L drive train VIN: 4JGAB54E82
The vehicle came in for its 100k tune up. We replaced the spark plugs,engine oil and filter with OE parts. Upon inspection, we found that the left engine mount was broken and the right mount had collapsed, so we replaced it with Bilstein brand from Worldpac. A...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF70J63
Mercede tech, please help. Vehicle came back the third time with same evap code p0456 or p2075 evap small leak. Replace all these componets and light will back on in a months. Smoke test, system pressure hold nice and tight. Remove seat and inspect and no leak... Trouble codes: P0456 (Purge control system has a slight leak)
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L heater VIN: 4M2DV11W6T
Need help on this vehicle--at idle cold air will only come out of the vents-while cruising the air is luke warm-under hard acceleration the air blows hot out of vents---???-have no idea where to go on that to figure out why the heater is doing this---the rear ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Starting VIN: 4M2DU86W72
i have this mountaineer giving me a woopin. cam in as a no start, i dont have communication with pcm or pats. i use a motis and genisys evo, neither can communicate. checked to see if ignition switch is good and it is. it is sending power to relay but pcm is n...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Throttle conltrol motor VIN: 1N4AL11D13
I have check connector at throttle fuses relay and grounds Im stuck did I miss something and why does the signal from pcm cut out on the relay could this be a bad pcm. Help Whats making this hard for me to check it intermittent
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL11DX6
Has a rattle over bumps ,stabalizer links seem fine lower control arms are good,engine mounts are good,this one is driving me crazy,any help would be greatly appreciated.
2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Surge VIN: 1N4BA41E87
Good Day!!! We need a little guidance on this Maxima!! On a cold (under 40f) start, it will hesitate and surge for the first 4-5 minutes, then work normally. Customer thought it was a trans problem, because you would be stepping down on accelerator pedal furth... Trouble codes: P1701 (TCM power supply- has not returned)
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L Windows VIN: 1G3GR64H01
Running out of options need a little help here hope some one has seen this before. This aurora has no window or door lock operation but when acting up the drivers window will try to roll down very jerky like bad ground or power. If key is cycled a couple of ti...
2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L Dash Temp Gauge, compressor, electric cooling fans
***Please do not respond to this help request. Vehicle has been fixed. Simply entering data into the knowledge base.*** Customer complained of temperature gauge not working. Verified problem. Temperature gauge performs self test sweep upon start up then remai...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Cuts out VIN: YS3FB49S13
car came back in for check engine light on and no power on acceleration. was not able to verify no power on acceleration. codes present are P0300, P2122,p2138. not concerned with code P0300 because spark plugs are worn. more concerned with codes P2122 and P213... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple cylinder misfire detected), P2122 (TPS/Pedal position sensor/ Switch D circuit low input), P2138 (TPS/Pedal position sensor/ Switch D/E voltage correlation)
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: 5GZCZ63B72
I need some imput from all the Saturn techs out there. This Vue will lock the rear wheels up at times, speed doesn't matter. When this happens you can back the vehicle up, but not move forward. It will also happen to only the left rear at times. I disabled the...
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L canmshaft VIN: 5GZCZ53B23
Any help on how to identify the difference between intake and exhaust camshafts on this 2003 Saturn Vue 3.0 motor built by Opal.. The camshafts all (4) have the same billet number [...]. Other numbers on the cams are Cam 1( GC33 + GM 35 ) , Cam 2 ( GC34 + ...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Hi all and happy new year. I just did head gaskets on this Legacy, and now the check engine light is flashing continuously. There is a green single wire under the dash which I assume is the connector to put the ecm into diagnostic mode. Is there another conne...
2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L no comm. w/scan tool VIN: JF1SG63666
Hello all, This vehicle came under my care after failing NCSI (North Carolina State inspection) for failing to communicate with the inspection machine through the OBDII connector. This vehicle has been modified to serve as a postal delivery vehicle. It has be...
1999 Suzuki Vitara JS 2.0L No Start VIN: 2S3TE52V2X
customer towed car in. no start no injector pulse or spark.he was told by another shop that its needs a crankshaft sensor. it might but one thing that bothers me is the cam sensor code. has good fuel pressure. there is a new cam sensor in it. will this set a c... Trouble codes: P0340
1983 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L Misfire VIN: JT2MA67L4D
Hey all. This Celica Supra has a constant misfire. Narrowed it down by pulling plug wires to cylinders 2,3,5. Spark is good. Timing is perfect. Injectors are clicking, ohm out at 1.9 ohms, and I do have flashing noid light although maybe a bit dimmer than I am...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF12K5T
Aloha, calling all Toyota techs. This vehicle starts and idles fine, when you push the gas pedal it wants to stumble and die. I cannot get a data stream or pull codes. No communication with scanner and I've tried 2 different scanners. Also tried jumping TE1 an...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L noise VIN: 4TAVL52N0W
I have a light rattle coming from the intake air connector (metal air inlet tube with metal box attached to the bottom side)This happens under light acceration. What I need is to understand what this box is for and how it operates. Customer wants to remove it....
2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Noise VIN: 5TBET34195
Customer complains of excessive noise during cold start-up. Noise occurs even after timing belt/water pump/serpentine belt renewed. Captured in this 1m30sec video The air injection fan seems to be the issue. Are there reman fans an...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L power wnds acessories ,wipers,htr fan VIN: 3VWSA29M9X
no crank no voltage to starter cyl,good batt good starter tailgate light on in dash,with the key off and removed from ign switch wipers and heater motor still operate if anyone can help me with this problem it would be deeply appreciated
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Glow plug
This car was bought at auction and brought to me by a local dealer for a long crank and hard start. I ohmed the glow plugs and found two of the four wrer out of spec ,simple enough or so I thought. When I went to install the new glow plugs I found #3 just spin...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L CCS Switch VIN: 3VWSK69M04
I have the cruise control inop on this VW Jetta. Sets codes for Cruise control switch input incorrect. codes 17977(P1559). I replaced the cruise control switch with and the brake switch with OE parts. Here is what I see. When the switch is in the on position...

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1999 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Rear Brakes VIN: 1GBGC24R8X
Thanks for the advise, I installed new Shoes and Drums blead the brks and did a fine adj. I think though the rt side ebrake cable is not relesing 100%. So we are watching it for now to determin if we should replace it. Thanks again for the posts.
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L air injection VIN: 1GNDS13S94
great responses from so many. most stated common failure with control valve, some stated to inspect for water in air pump assembly. the air pump and relay at the air pump always operated, no water or debris was located in air hoses at air pump assembly. when a...
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L No Start, long crank cold VIN: 1GCEK14X65
First off sory this closing took so long. Second bad fuel was in the end what was wrong with this vehicle. I had taken fuel samples from this vehicle and they showed none of the common signs of bad fuel only after I had tested and retested everything and found...
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 5.3L front axle VIN: 1GNET13M16
I checked the mechanical portion of the acuator and it was working smoothly. When I ran throught the test for this code on Mitchell there was no other option but the acuator being bad. This was not the case. My best guess is the fourth wire on this acuato...
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNALDEW9A
The crankcase smelled like gas. I recommended the fuel pump but the customer took it back for warranty. Trouble codes: P0172.
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Navi VIN: 2C8GF68485
Well, I had no choice but to respectfully bow out of this one. After checking all of the wiring and the dealer checked the dvd unit for us, we were at a lose of what to do next. So the car has been at the dealer for about a week now and they also seem to be sc...
1998 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4B3AU52N9W
thanks for all the help. i replaced the dist yesterday. that took care of the poping throught the intake. now what i have left is it idles high. around 1300 rpms. i have smoked this car 3 times and i find nothing. i have 16in of vac at a idle. i cant see the i...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Dash Lights VIN: 2B3HD46R82
Thanks guys.To much ripple out of alt.Doing much better.Customer was satified.But to tell you the truth.I could see just a hint of flicker still left.
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L left power slider VIN: 2D4GP44L66
thanks for all the great replies checked the wires under the door and found a broken wire replaced that harness and fixed the problem
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Rear end VIN: 1FMPU18L0W
thank u for all responses. had to go across the street and get a older gent who has experience with rear ends for help. he said it was the hardest one he did. he use a x pad spreader and push the side gear out and a bolt with washers to pull the spider gear...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU62K24
The responses were all over on this crazy thing. But here's what I learned, The electronic egr valve "ESM" contains a control solenoid, the DPFE and a MAP SENSOR! I was digging through the old forums and found one that mentioned this fact. So I disconnected th... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0316 (misfire on cylinder 6 detected on start up).
1993 GMC G2500 Vandura 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GDEG25KXP
Gentlemen, thank you all so much for your input. Sad to say, I couldn't get this beast to pass. After changing the coolant temp sensor, thermostat, dist cap and rotor, the single wire O2 sensor (only has one sensor), it didn't really change the exhaust readi...
2004 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GKEK63UX4
Thanks to all, most were correct with the 3-4 internals. Replaced the transmission with a Jasper (as we have been an installer for 8 years) and all is well.
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 3.8L Air Bag VIN: 1J4BZ3H17B
The more things change the more they stay the same at least with Chrysler clock springs. The Clock spring was the culprit. My suspicion is being a right hand drive mail carriers jeep it gets significantly more stop to stop turning than the average vehicle of s...
2006 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L Power retractable Mirrors VIN: 5LMFU28596
I could not find any good info on this problem short of trying a new mirror or mirrors. The work around on this was to retract mirrors in and then as they go out stop them with your hand on the left and a helper on the right. We found they stopped and stayed i...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17N24
hi guys thanks to all the members i did removed all the spark plugs the engine was flood and compression was low add trans oil to bring up the compression replaced spark plugs the vehicle start thanks to every one the vehicle is fix
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33507
Hello everyone. We have fixed this MINI. We purhased the tool set for this engine. We measured out the timing chain. It was 5mm beyond spec according to the plunger measuring tool. We replaced the timing chain and guides. Now the MIL stays off and the car runs... Trouble codes: 277B, 277F, 288D, 2845 (VANOS exhaust acruator movement).
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L fuel gauge no start VIN: HLS3043050
Hi and thank's for all the replies, It was a bad contact at a fuseible link,it's alway's as it go's, customer picked up car and it died one block down the street, no warning light's on dash no fuel gauge no seat belt or charging light and no injection pulse, s...
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N4DL01D3W
For those of you whom told me to check the intake manifold gasket for leaks were absolutly right. Too bad I had all ready installed the motor and had to replaced the gasket in the car. But after that the motor ran perfectly,,, Thank you for all your support. ...
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L Air Temp Blend door Motor VIN: 1N4AL21E28
Well we ordered a new control unit for this vehicle, a few days before we got it in the dealer called us and let us know he had done some extra research and found an updated actuator, part # 27732-AL610. since we allready had the control unit sold I tried it f...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2WR52181
Well I got another sensor from NAPA, inspected MAF screem, air intake duct etc. all seem fine. I left the engine cover off since the problem seem to occur hot and customer is happy with my efforts and explanation . I've never had this issue on other makes or m... Trouble codes: P0102.
2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 3.4L pcm VIN: 1G2NF52E64
This one is fixed. The wiring for the cam sensor was partially shorted under the power steering pump. The 12v reference was pulled done to 10v during cranking so the PCM would only command crank for about 300ms. The car had multiple problems unrelated to ...
2009 Pontiac G5 2.2L fuel pump VIN: 1G2AS58H39
You guys are amazing!! Thanks for the help. It turned out that the bodyshop painted the parcel shelf, then re-installed the grounds. The paint prevented a good ground. We cleaned & assembled the grounds & everything is working as designed!! Thanks again Dar...
1998 Saturn SC2 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH1272W
Thanks for all the replies. We checked all the injectors for resistance and they were all within a few ohms of each other. Checked the wiring and could find nothing. We ended up replacing the coolant sensor. This was the winning fix. Couldn't see anything wron... Trouble codes: P0302.
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2VK13E7N
let customer take car when we posted help message. customer stated he replaced the temp. senser that he already replaced saying it was defective. the problem i have with this is he replaced the radiator fan sensor. he says it now starts after a hot soak start....
2003 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
its fix i pull cylinder head out and sendt to machine shop recalibrate valves i install and all good. I olso notice the cam with the advance sproket was in the retard mode so I had to put it bak in advace node (turn it couterclock wise) thank for your help. Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire Detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misrire detedted).
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L battery VIN: 1NXBR32E35
Finally! After replacing DVOM fuses, figured out that the draw on the system was intermittent. Recorded battery draw for over an hour to find the minimum draw to be 55mA, maximum draw to be 120mA, average draw was 84mA. After hunting like hell I traced wires i...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF31Y56
Thanks for the replies! A new fuel pump and filter brought the pressure up to spec. Fuel trims are now normal. Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean).
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS564XW
Fellow Techs, It appears this vehicle was suffering from carbon buildup on the intake valves+ports. After a motorvac type treatment the symtoms have gone away. We continue to road test this vehicle to ensure the problems do not return. Thanks again for your re...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1SZ59H64
well, this one is fixed, just not by me, refered it to the dealer, where they apparently just replaced the #1 coil, which to me still doesnt explain why when i swapped #1 & 2 coils the miss remained on #1 and didnt move to #2? none the less its fixed and down ... Trouble codes: P0301.
2007 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Dynamic stability control VIN: YV1RS59237
It was just the software download to the new SAS, needed the VIDA to do it, dealer did it $200 later. Thanks for everyones help.
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