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1990 Acura Legend LS 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: JH4KA4673L
Hi and thanks for your help. This car was towed in with a no stall on the road and no start. After it sat for a little while it started, ran very rough and stalled. I found a plug wire shorting out and cap / rotor in bad shape. After talking to the owner, he h...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L turn/hazard flasher VIN: WAUEH54B7Y
Anytime the ignition is on there is a buzzing noise coming from the hazard switch. We have replaced the hazard switch with no change. If it was a GM vehicle I would say it is the turn signal switch, but on those I can usually move the lever to a position that ...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L air bag light VIN: WAUJT68E92
Had air bag light on and code 01217 for side airbag igniter. tried to reset, no success. I have no repair info. for this vehicle. Can anybody give me a hand? Thanks.
2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Pass Seat VIN: WAUAC48H23
Passengers power seat legroom adjustment inop-vcds wont communicate with easy entry wired the motor and it works so i think the module is bad-any help appreciated-new to vcds and audi-also any coding help,thanks.
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L brake pedal VIN: WAUDG74F56
Greetings. I have an 06 Audi A6 with a hard brake pedal and doesn't want to stop when braking. We suspect the booster but I can't seem to find anything wrong with it. all the vacuum lines going to the booster are intact it holds vacuum. the car has newer Centr...
2012 Audi A7 Quattro 3.0L air conditioning control head VIN: TRUBFAFK9C
Okay, first of all the car is actually a 2012 TT, but IATN only let me choose betwen an A7 and R8 for the model. The problem is that my customer dropped a bunch of change under the center console and we are a little stumped on how to remove the A/C control hea...
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 ...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L Defroster VIN: WBABE6324S
Cannot turn defroster off, heater and dash vent distribution controls ok. Alldata info on system poor (as usual). Dual temperature controls ok. Can anyone describe how the system functions so we know where to start?
2001 BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0L Left Rear Tail Light VIN: WBACK73471
Hello Friends I have this 2001 Z 3 Coupe that the left Rear tail light do not work if i apply power to the connector both Bulbs come on, all other lights work i'm just not getting power to the light Unit Harness for the tail light, i have checked the Archives...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Srs VIN: 4USBT53433
The car came in w/ the "air bag" (picture) light on. There was a code 9897= SBSL Control Module fault- unable to communicate. using AutoLogic we could communicate with the SBSL (also called b pillar sensor) intermittantly. While monitoring the communication on...
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W1T
Vehicle has a mifire mostly when cold. It happens under acceleration, goes away at speeds over 30 mph when in top gear. Once engine warms up, a very slight miss occasionally, but is almost completley gone. Symptoms seemed to match those for a bad injector asss... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected)
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W0V
this vehicle has been at two other repair shops with no help now i guess its my turn.customer says intake gaskets were replaced in aug. and this problem started 3 to 4 weeks later.complaint was vehicle would stall going up hills,what i have found is it stalls ... Trouble codes: P0108, P1106, P1381
1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2GCEC19M2W
Have a very strange one here, runs rough and misfires only cold, on cylinders 1, 2, and 3 only. Misfire counts on scanner got up to 50 - 60 per cycle. When first started cold does not miss right away. Has to run 30-45 sec. then starts running rough only cyl. 3... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCHG35R61
When the vehicle first came in it would idle but had a heavy misfire under acceleration. MIL kicked a P0335 code. We had been burned by one before so we started by adding washers to the crank sensor. When that didn't work we watched the scanner and reference w... Trouble codes: P335
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L Instrument panel cluster VIN: 1GNES16S84
Have a trailblazer here for the second or third time with a problem in the ipc. This time it actually was having the problem when the customer dropped it off. The gauges on the ipc will all drop to zero for a while and the brake light,abs light,airbag light an...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L Abs Mod. Ses Light VIN: 1GCHK23266
I got a brain teaser for everyone. First off this is a diesel truck w/standard 6spd. Tranny.for some reason it wants to show a gas engine on vehicle build. The engine light and both abs and brake light on dash are on and service brakes flashes on drivers info ...
2007 Chevrolet W5500HD Tiltmaster W5S042 5.2L brake rotor VIN: 4KBB4B1U6J
replaced pads and rotors on this W3500, after several days driving, the abs light came on, code c0222, is there a special procedure for removing and reinstalling rotors on this vehicle, we were very carefull removing the ring with a puller, reinstalled with a ...
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic LT 3.5L Evap VIN: 1G1ZT58N68
Hi guys i have a p0442 on this malibu i changed evap canister and valve still the light i need help please
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 6.2L convertible top VIN: 1G1YW3DW4B
2011 car. I think convertible top actuation system is the same of prior years. Car imported from USA. A lot of time stoped (ship, customs, ...) Battery was changed and electric convertible top is not working properly. Never worked since first attempt. Probl...
2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L unknown VIN: 2C3HC56G7Y
one of the techs here was removing a set of cylinder heads from this motor for machine shop work, and once motor was stripped down except for heads still o block he noticed 2 small spring sets, one end of springs has like a plastic bullett, the other end has b...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L Cuts out, Will not rev past 4k VIN: 2C8GP54L41
This one is strange. This van came in from another shop that is doing the work for a used car lot so we have no real history on this vehicle. Under normal conditions the van drives fine, no check engine light, when you accelerate hard like getting on the highw...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4HR28N31
hello everyone, we have a dodge durango with a intermittent stall ONLY on a deceleration to a complete stop, for example when coming to a stop light. we replaced the ignition switch a bout 2 weeks ago because we thought it was the problem because the radio w...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EL 3.3L occasional no start VIN: 1B4GP34302
This Caravan came in for a noise from the alternator. The cluch was going bad. Replaced it with a reputable aftermarket. Noise was gone. Two days later, customer calls and says the van is acting strange. At times acting like it is going to die out. Also surgin...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L driver climate control VIN: 1D7HU18B43
Hello, On a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 w/dual zone climate control I am having issues with the driver side temperature selection. With the temp. selector on full heat (all the way to the right) I have 100% hot air but if I try and reduce heat by just one or two tick...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Battery VIN: 1D4GP24E85
If this vehicle sits for 2 days the battery will go down. I have let it sit 1 time for 3 days and the battery stayed up. But most of the time it will go dead over the weekend. Every time I have tested it , the draw is always 4 mill.amps.Can anyone offer any in...
2007 Dodge Magnum SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4FV47V07
Customer brought the car in on 1-9-12 for starting issue and windows fogging up. No codes were in the computer at all. You had to cycle the key 2-3 times to get the car to start. We did not do a fuel pressure test, we should have, but all issues pointed toward... Trouble codes: P0016 (Crankshaft / camshaft timing misalignment - bank 1 / sensor 1)
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Steering wheel
Is there a reset procedure for the steering angle sensor?
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FTWX33FX2
pulls to left quite a bit, only braking, harder you push-harder it pulls.. replaced R/F caliper and hose- same, attempted auto-bleed, could not communicate, so replaced ABS unit, now will bleed.. plenty of fluid coming out of bleeder screws. installed new pads...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, lacks power at times VIN: 1FTYR10DX3
This horrible little motor was leaking oil badly from head gasket. Replaced head gasket and reset all timing marks using Ford tools due to nothing being indexed!!! Oil leak is gone but engine has a notable "sag" in power that feels fuel related that seems to ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L All Shifts VIN: 1FTWF31Y75
Hi all, and thank you in advance. The choice for automatic was only 5 spd. this is however a 5R110W 6 spd. The intermediate shaft rpm gets real erratic at 2000 rpm and higher, tow/haul light flashes code sets, shifts get screwy and it will try to start in 4th ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTPW14536
thanks for any help i may recieve.the fuel gauge will only go down to 5/8th.if you fill it up with gas it reads full than when you drive it the gauge will only go down to 5/8 of a tank reading on gauge.customer drove for over a week and added over 20 gal of ga...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Door Locks Interior Lighting VIN: 1FTPW14V86
Customer described above symptoms observed door ajar message, interior door locks inop,rke fob operates,bed lamp stays on for approx 30 mins scanned vehicle vsm shows multiple codes b1309,b1322,b1330,b1341,b1574,b1338,b2695,b2696,b2697,u1690 \ help i sus...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P26
we installed factory rebuilt computer and hot restart problem is there with both computers. truck had a slow hot start problem for a while and now won't start after a drive. If I let it run in shop with out driving it will start every time. Trouble codes: P0261 (Injector problem), P0262 (P0263 p0264 p0265 p0266 p0267 andp0268 all injectors), P0611 (Computer)
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Excessive Emissions
Hello ford techs i have this 6.4 diesel cust. states every few days he gets big cloud of white bluish smoke from tail pipe massive smoke from a stop. No codes runs great it started after the egr cooler went bad he was out of town so i didnt replace them. Both ...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGK23U24
Hi Everyone, thank you for taking the time to read this. This truck has an intermittent problem with the TAC system. On start-up the check engine light stays on and the message center displays Reduced Engine Speed. We checked all the powers and grounds for the... Trouble codes: U0107 (Loss of communication wit TAC)
2006 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L dash lights VIN: 1GTGG25V86
We got a fun one here!!!Dash light fuse (TBC3 fuse 16) blows intermittantly. We pulled codes. p0951, p2610, p2625. We checked Identifix. No help there. We check the flow charts for these codes. They are all related. The circuit is #230. We ran dedicated wiring...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Surge VIN: 2HGES16581
Vehicle came in with idle problem. She says that in the mornings the vehicle revs up at 1,500-2,000 rpm and sometimes it surges up and down. When she puts it in gear the rpms stay above 1,000 rpm and kind-of picks up speed by it self with out giving it gas. Sh...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56643
Car came in with a check engine light and surging real bad anywhere near 3000 rpm code P2647 replaced the oil pressure switch per TSB Inspected and cleaned the valve assy. replaced the seal/filter . Everything seemed to be in order But If you fire it up cold (... Trouble codes: P2647 (VTEC oil pressure switch circuit high voltage)
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Rear Heat inop. VIN: 5FNRL18024
The van came in with description of rear heat inop . checked for operation . Rear blower motor runs but will not blow out of the vents in the ceiling . The a/c works fine , Blows out of the vents and gets cold. Any help would be nice .
2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Right turn signal VIN: 1HGCM56765
The left turn signals and the hazard flashers work. The right turn signals flash fast. Any one have any ideas? I have most of my hair pulled out.
2006 Hummer H2 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GRGN23U66
Car Came in misfiring found problem to be on left bank as spark plugs where all Black # 1,3,5 and 7. Right bank #2,4,6 and 8 where clean . Fuel pressure is Normal engine compression good . Did visual check and found left bank catalytic converter had a blue rin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire)
2005 Jaguar S-Type Sport 4.2L Misfire VIN: SAJWA01U25
Here's another weird one that I hope some of you can enlighten me on. This Jag came in with an obvious misfire. The customer stated that after taking it to the local Jag dealer, they recomended replacing the number 5 and 6 ignition coils. We advised doing our ... Trouble codes: P0354, P0304
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY29P6V
Thanks to all for your help. This mess came in from the bodyshop next door.No start. It ran going into the shop, but they pushed it to us. After pulling there teeth for information we found out that they jumped it backwards (twice). That is when it stopped run...
2008 Kia Sorento LX 3.3L Misfire, Shudder VIN: KNDJC73538
Vehicle came in with a shudder on light acceleration at cruising speeds. We performed a complete tune up and fuel induction service and it lightened up a little but is definitely still there. Customer replaced his alternator and the dealer says it is the alter...
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NA3537V
Hello to all. This Miata has begun generating a check engine light for cylinder misfires at or just following highway driving. Recently, a code started popping up for an IAC concern. We tuned the engine last month (plugs, wires and fuel filter) hoping to fix t... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control System), P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
2005 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28A25
Van is setting an intermitant P0403 EGR contol circuit have check the four coils ohms within specs even hit the valve during test ohm checked the wiring per flow chart No problems were found Does not set the code on every test drive I've been watching for a pe... Trouble codes: P0403
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L low power VIN: WDBEB28E5N
car came in with no power. Confirmed turbo was not boosting only about 2-4psi should be more like 14psi. Only have about 8'' of vacuum going to the wastegate that never really changes maybe a little when you let of the throttle initially(tee'd in and test drov...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L service reset VIN: WDBRF61J63
when attempting to reset service reminder step 6 is to press cluster illumination button once to display oil type will not display. the oil level display comes up.I cannot get past this to reset interval. following the procedure off the mercedes websit...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L engine VIN: WDBUF82J64
This Benz has a vibration in the cabin at idle only,replaced both engine mounts,as well as trans mount and still has sonic like irritating vibration at idle,off idle and cruising and accell ok.
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L 1st gear VIN: JA3AH86C86
HI there and I need some advice on a mess. I have this Lancer Evolution manual transmission hot rod in for a slipping clutch. I drove the vehicle and 1st gear whines really loudly but the trans quiets down immediately on goin into 2nd. This tranny is a mess to...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L monitor VIN: JN1CA21D1W
the car came in with rejected smog test code p325 knock sensor with all the info on iatn it was a no brainer but to replace knock sensor. i have put and the customer has put about 800 miles but the monitor is not ready all is but the cat. i have read that ther... Trouble codes: P0325
2005 Nissan Murano S 3.5L Door locks VIN: JN8AZ08WX5
All the door locks on this unit are not working. You can hear the actuators trying to work and the lock knobs move slightly but do not lock or unlock by the door switch or the remote. My snap-on scanner sees the switch working in both positions. Ground to the ...
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZE
Have this Porsche here with no spark. Checked Mitchell wiring diagram and have power and ground to ECU. Have power to one side of coil. Coil is good. Dual relay under seat tested and works. Fuel pump runs. This car does not have the old CDI box that I remember...
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L transfer case VIN: JTEBU14R35
vehicle bought recentley an customer was trying all the bells and whistles and found out 4wd LOW does not work. it does have 2wd and switches to 4wd high just fine, it just will not go into 4wd low. tried it myself, following instructions as given by toyota (s...
2008 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L High Idle VIN: 2T1BR32E08
Cleaned intake and upper throttlebody, now idle is high, no codes, idle is at PCM expected idle. Neither Modus or EVO 4.0 have a throttle reset. Can't find it on Mitchell. Hate to disconnect the battery and eat a radio code search at this point.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Fuel pump VIN: 3VWPA81H5X
This vehicle was a tow in after it died while driving. Lots of codes were set, all in the p0300 group for misfires. When I tried to start the motor, it would catch, then die, as if it was not getting fuel. I began testing and right away ran into fuse #18 not r...
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Inst. Cluster VIN: YV1CZ91H43
We have worked on this vehicle in past, but not for this problem. Clients complaint is when she operates the turn signals the green indicators in the cluster blink as normal but they slowly fade away as the vehicle is driven and the demand for the turn signals...

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2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33473
Sorry I have not fixed this one yet. The CEL has not come back on since last being reset, but suspect it will. The majority of the replies suggested the cyclone valve and related hoses as the cause. I've explained to the owner that the next logical step is ... Trouble codes: P0174 (Mixture too lean Bank 2).
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L drive axle VIN: WBABD33404
Thanks for everyones help I drop the ehaust and checked the carrier bearing and flex joint. And found the carrier bearing broke. Replaced carrier and problem was solved.
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABD33494
Got a lot of replies on this one-disa valve also called an intake manifold ajusting valve both are acceptable by dealer.Smoked tested system valve was leaking.Replaced valve runs great. Thanks again
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVB335X6
Well the mistery is solved. When the tech was doing the job he also removed the cam sprockets to check the aluminum head bolts conditions. The aftermarket timing tool made by JTC, work perfectly in anothers cars before, but in this car the pin to lock the cran... Trouble codes: A0B4.
2005 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Guages VIN: 2G4WS52J55
Thanks for the replies. I didn't get to fix this car, they took it to the dealer. I did recieve replies concerning the instrument cluster, checking for codes and transmission problems, however, I can't conferm any of these. Hopefully better results the next...
1977 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L th200 trans VIN: 1N47U7C172
We were not sure if this was their original engine or trans. I'm rebuilding the 200. We will use the good parts. Thanks for the help! Rick
1993 Chevrolet G30 Hi-Cube 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GBHG31K5P
ok, checked all power and grounds at ecm at first all looked good. After another day of almost pulling our hair out we found that while cranking we would loose power on the one wire. Only while cranking. We traced it out and found corrosion on the back of ...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1ZT51F76
car is fixed. the culprit was no cmp signal from the icm. i used lab scope to test cmp/ckp at pcm. then tested cmp at icm. no signal detected. we replaced the icm and spark plugs. the service info i have states it should start without the cmp but have a long ... Trouble codes: P0463 (fuel level sensor ckt).
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS 6.0L right front wheel VIN: 1GNET13H86
Sorry for the long delay and thanks to all that replied. I have not been able to get the vehicle back in for any further diagnosing. Did order a new Snap on TPMS tool to help with the process. Thanks again for the replies. If I do get the vehicle back in I wil...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58B54
I have not yet had the vehicle back in the shop to finish my tests. I am going to scope the NVLD signal and retest the system with smoke. I wish our customers would understand that we forget what we have done sometimes when they take forever to bring back a v... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP System Medium Leak Detected).
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Heat VIN: 3B7HC13Z4X
I want to thank all 32 of you that replied offering help. Most of you were right and confirmed my suspicions. There were actually two problems. First, the heater core: Since I had already disassembled the dash for diagnostic purposes, and already had authoriza...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTJW35FXR
0k Fixed and shiped .Thank you all for the help and the time.It was the pick up screen in the front tank.It was made of black plastic and was busted up and a peice of it got into the tank switch valve some how.Replaced valve and all was well.THANKS AGAIN.ONCE ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5141X
The MAF, ECT and TPS readings look normal and the TPS is in spec. Fuel pressure regulator is not leaking. We followed Dan [...]. suggestion and bled the system down and the next morning it started normally. We pressured up the fuel system and let it sit and tried ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Lighting VIN: 2FMZA5146X
After hours of testing we found the bus was being fed a bias voltage from the rear REM the (bus -) SHOULD BE .25 volts average and the (bus +) 4.75 volts average, this one had on the (bus -) 1.5 volts and (bus +) 3.75 volts, after disconnecting the ABS IC...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L slips in drive VIN: 1FDSW35F71
Hello all, well this truck is fixed. I dont have an answer as to what the problem was. I replaced the trans with a ford reman unit. The cust. is happy and the truck moves and plows snow again. I left a note with the core if they could let me know what they...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21L93
Thanks for the help. The relay is in the junction box. not too bad to do but a bit pricey. thanks again
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPW14516
Replaced two valve lash adjsuters in left cylinder head. Thanks for all the replys
2008 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L no 2 or 4 VIN: 1F93128KA8
thanks to all who helped out took the advive of the ones to replace the band in the vehicule took about 3 hours and drives good. i normally don't like doing fixes like this but it was my brothers escape, so he was ok with the potential come back
2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L pcm flash VIN: 1ZVBP8CF3B
Unable to flash the PCM on this Mustang. Found a post from Drew Technology ( manufactures the Cardaq Plus). " Ford allows the re-flashing of most modules on their vehicles. Modules that exist on the UBP, ISO, and Medium Speed CAN networks are not currently sup...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 8.1L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTHK23G22
thanks to all that responded. I found that it was the combination of the thermastat and the spark plugs that were causing the fault. the thermastat was keeping the engine to cold and that was causing the e.c.m. to over fuel the engine. Also the plugs were wo...
2006 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDHG31U16
Well the o2 sensors where actually replaced by another shop for this problem before it ever got to us,at that time we replaced the PCM. Removed O2 sensors and the other shop had installed Bosch sensors. We replaced those with AC Delco and all is well. Thanks t... Trouble codes: P0053 (B1s1 heater resistance), P0059 (B2s1 heater resistance).
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L No Start
This one is done! The issue was an 'installed' problem. The engine had been replaced three times for this issue, and every time I returned to the vehicle, the timing issue remained, so I figured that there was no way that the problem was internal to the moto...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALSH23466
Thank you all for your input. We updated the ECU with the latest software and we have yet to experience the issue we were having before, even after letting the car sit outside in the cold overnight. The car starts and idles just fine now. Trouble codes: U1328, U1828, U1598, B1B02, B1B85.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L will not shift out of 1st VIN: WDBGA51E8T
Thanks everyone for responding, Remove pan and inspected filter installation, no fault found. Checked multi pin connector right front of transmission, had fluid in it, cleaned and reinstalled. Also cleaned for pin connector right front of transmission. Every t...
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Relearn VIN: 4M2DU86W84
Well thanks for your help again. But everything turned out ok except for the defective tire pressure sensor sent directly from ford which caused us to bang our heads against the wall for a week. Bought a another sensor and problem solved
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No spark VIN: 1N4BA41E26
We finally got this vehicle back on the hoist, & pulled the timing chain cover. What a ridiculous job. We have a PDF copy, of the factory manual, for this engine. The cam timing is a joke. You are supposed to line up the marks on the cam gears, with copp...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1G3GS64C61
original complaint was thunk from shock, checked shock and found it leaking oil and line was broken,so replacd with ac delco's and new dealer line. Customer came back because it would still thunk BUT ONLY IN THE MORNING noticed on the scan tool that sitting t...
1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L cuts off VIN: 1P3EJ46X2X
Sorry for the delay. Thanks for all the help. The customer decided not to fix the veh due to the fact that the prob. could not be recreated. Is was so intermittent. Will bring back if prob worsens. Once again thank you for all who read and posted. Louis
2002 Saturn SL2 1.9L noise VIN: 1G8ZK52712
2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80622
thank you all for your help. this vehicle has been sold to another tech and if or when he gets it fixed ill post the repair thank you again for your help
1999 Suzuki Vitara JS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 2S3TE52V2X
shoud stick with firsts thought timing chaid had come offm #2 chain. everyone says its not interference motor. wrong. bent just about all valves. put new head on and new chain and guides it run very goog
2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Head Tourque VIN: KL5JD52Z64
The Correct specs are 18 ft/lbs then 90 deg 3 times
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Engine VIN: 1NXBR18E0W
Thank you guys for your quick response. I will research all these options. I appreciate it!
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Release Bearing VIN: 5TELU42N35
Bearing Still makes noise. Its a concern more than a problem. Customer will drive it for a while and hopefully clutch fingers will smoothen out, when my shop slows down i may look into it a bit more but i will keep everyone posted. Thank you
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B5Y
THANKS FOR THE HELP. REPLACED THE RELAY, CUSTOMER HAS BEEN DRIVING THE VEHICLE FOR A COUPLE WEEKS IF NOT LONGER. HAVE NOT HEARD ANY COMPLAINTS AT THIS POINT. THANKS ALL.. Trouble codes: P1624 (35-10- Mil request signal active check tcm for errors too -intermittent), P1557 (35-10- Charge pressure control positive deviation- intermittent), P1517 (35-10- Power supply for ecu j271 or j363 electrical malfunction- intermittent).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSR61J94
Well I hope this helps someone in the future! The head I bought from Clearwater cylinder head was not machined properly. The flat part of the head in front of the injector going toward the radiator was about 1/4 longer than on the old head. The electrical port...
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