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2007 Acura TL 3.2L Battery VIN: 19UUA662X7
Good day Acura techs, this vehicle has an electrical draw of 220+ milli-amps. When the 40amp fuse in the engine compartment is pulled it drops to spec,when fuse #6 inside the vehicle is pulled the draw drops to within spec. Have the HFL disconnected and have d...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBABS33492
Have a brain teaser here. I need help from the bmw auto transmission guys out there. I am very well experienced with the 6hp series of transmissions, but this 5hp has me stumped. Customer has had battery issue for several months, and after 2nd conversation rev...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L oil level message VIN: 5UXFA535X3
guy came for oil change, and also rear stop ligh/tail lamp failure. we changed the oil restarted and check everything normal. we checked the l/s tail light assebly and found a loose bulb, put back in lights worked corrrectly then check oil level message came o...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Dsc/Abs VIN: WBAVB73597
Hi all, I have a 07 BMW 335i sedan with a hard ABS/DSC fault BMW code 5DC2, Wheel speed sensor pulse wheel (rear right) plausibility Ė tooth fault every wheel revolution. I have swapped wheel speed sensors side to side with no result, all of my live data is sh...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52L7R
I followed flow chart for checking wires to cam crank sensor and all tests good. Have scoped all sensors and all ok, well initially found crank and ignition control module to glitch which is why I replaced it. Runs rough at idle, sometimes worse then others. S... Trouble codes: P0341
1995 Chevrolet Beretta Z26 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G1LW15M5S
we got the car from a shop 100 miles away for a rough idle concern the car in missing on #2 and #3 all the time, there is spark to both cylinders and both have over 150 psi compression we even swapped injectors what am i missing here any help would be great, a...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L battery light & security light
This vehicle came in with a complaint of not starting. The owner stated that she just turned the key several times then it started. I checked the starter wires to make sure they were tight and not corroded. Then when I got to looking I noticed that the securit...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Transfer case module VIN: 1GCEK19T03
This is another one of "those" vehicles. I canít get the new transfer case (ATC) module to program using the GM MDI OR CARDAQ. A/C Delco tech line gave me a VCI number and we even tried to flash it Via the BCM still no luck. It does have ALL after market acces...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L radio VIN: 2GCEC19T74
Hello all, I recently replaced my oem radio (cd player was malfunctioning). After installing the used rds replacement radio (oem)it was locked of course. A trip to the dealer and their techII resulted in $50 spent to reprogram the radio and $50 spent to unlock...
2004 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDU03E54
The customer complained that you have to ease it up to speed when accelerating. Road tested and vehicle will surge and cut out when under moderate to heavy acceleration or WOT. I.E. getting up to highway speed when turning onto highway in heavy traffic There a...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC24U85
Came in with an all of a sudden wouldn't stay running, tune up, compression test, replaced 1 broken valve spring. Ran good, shipped it. Brought back with high idle complaint. Ses light on p0101 maf code. I swaped the maf with a new then borrowed a known good. ... Trouble codes: P0101
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G1AL12F75
Okay guys, i've got a weird one here that i hope someone has experienced. Customer complained the car just died and the tc light came on--coasted to roadside and car immediately restarted. I could not duplicate the concern on my test drive and all parameters o...
2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDS13626
This vehicle drives normally for about 30 seconds and then starts to bog down severely. MAF readings seem like they should be higher. If you "get on it", the MIL lamp will flash, however STFT doesn't move from 0.00. and the dash readout says "Reduced Power". P... Trouble codes: P0106 (MAP/Baro Performance problem), P0128 (Coolant thermostat), P0420 (Catalyst efficiency below threshold)
2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L power assist VIN: 1G1ZS58N47
Hi, I've been a subscriber for a long time but have never asked for help before. You guys are great. This car has an intermittent no power assist complaint with a c0545. They can turn the key off & back on & it will work. I played around & got it to do it in m...
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Cuts out VIN: 3GNFK16318
Vehicle was towed in as a no start. When we got to check the vehicle it did start, we took it for a road test and found that under a hard load the vehicle would cut out and jerk, the check engine was on and had dtc po230, po25a, po69e. Checking the fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P0230, P025A, P069E
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Oil Pressure VIN: 2C4GP44L53
Customer dropped this off this morning complaining about the oil light going on at stop signs. I noticed the sending unit was leaking so i removed and installed a mechanical pressure gauge to check pressures. I found a start up ( cold ) it had about 45 psi. Oi...
2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3KA43R16
Hi; Did an engine swap on a 2006 Chrysler 300. The CEL is illuminated giving me a code of P0052 (O2 SENSOR 2/1 HEATER CIRCUIT HIGH) I am having a difficult time diagnosing this because I cant find a wiring diagram that works for me. I am guessing here, but I... Trouble codes: P0052
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44331
It was towed to our shop after a no start condition. I hav Ite not been able to duplicate the condition. It starts every time and runs fine. All the voltages are with in parameter at the ignition switch in the various key positions. There is signal to the coil... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition Coil Primary Circuit 1), P0352 (Ignition Coil Primary Circuit 2), P0353 (Ignition Coil Primary Circuit 3), P0700 (EATX Controller DTC Present)
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Transmission VIN: 2B4GP44G01
Was driving at 60 mph when made a jerk and continued. Shortly after that lost power and won't move in any gear. Can be pushed in gear if engine off but won't move in any gear if engine running. Acts as if brakes locked!!!
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Stall VIN: 1D4HB48DX5
So this thing dies on the customer at idle or like pulling into a parking spot. Has not done it for me. wondering if any of you mopar guys have any "resolved cases" that you could pass along. Much thanks.
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3D7KS28C55
Hello iatn, i need a cummins expert here. This 05 common rail injected starts and stalls when cold, then idles poorly. It will sound fine then all of a sudden it surges up momentarily then stumbles a bit and goes back to a normal idle. It does this every 30 s...
1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FACP44E4N
I suspect pcm shutting off spout signal and shutting down vehicle. Only does this in gear under a load or while driving. Never in park or neutral
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR10C4W
This truck has no HO2S activity at any time. Both upstream and downstream show 0.000V at all times no matter what. Tried unplugging one at a time, both together, no change. Tested wires from both sensors to the PCM, no problems. Unplugged all sensors that are ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L interior lights VIN: 1FMPU18L6W
when the drivers door is opened the interior lights blink and you hear a relay type of noise inside vehicle. if any other door is opened it will stop flashing. even when the door is open and the car is started it will blink. only stops when the door is closed....
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Air bag light VIN: 1FAFP6536W
The air bag light flashes a few times in a row while driving down the road intermittently then goes back off. Most of the time the light behaves normally. My snap on scanner does not communicate with the air bag module or the cluster. I have no way to know if ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Differential VIN: 1FMPU18L7W
Hello every working on this expedition that has a vibration between 55-60 m.p.h,cust stated this all started after his drive shaft broke in his drive way, he took the shaft to a drive shaft shop that rebulids only driveshaft and balance shafts and had t...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Cuts out VIN: 3FDXF46S5X
This is a new truck to this fleet. Truck does not get used much, last pump put in 3k miles ago and 9 months. Diagnoses is low fuel pressure. Pulled pump and sock is plugged, white little balls floating around in bottom of tank. What is this white stuff. I atte...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L engine VIN: 1FTSW31P93
When starting car, thick white smoke cloud; stays at all times; found code P0269 cylinder #3 contribution balance problem; did compression test; compression 450psi; replaced injector; compression balance problem solved; still have thick white smoke at all time...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on
It's been awhile since I needed a good sanity check, but I need one now Ford techs. I'm actually embarrassed to be posting a Help Request on something like this which should be a slam dunk to fix. Anyway, I gotta 2003 Ford Expedition with a 5.4 in it. Keeps th... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow Detected)
2007 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMEU75807
Every few weeks vehicle returns with misfire complaint and moisture ( water ) is found in rear 4 spark plug tubes ! clean and dry them out all is good for a short while . How is water getting in there ? Clear water not coolant seems to happen when it snows or ...
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Shift interlock VIN: 1FDEE35L29
Will not shift out of park -
2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L rear oxygen sensor VIN: 1HGES16395
replaced rear new oxygen sensor fault code p0141 comes back im testing wires but cant find anything wrong is it the ecu or please help
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Clutch VIN: JHMES96625
I have a customer that would like for us to install a clutch on this hybred vehicle. Before we commit and schedule him in we just wanted some input. Mitchel gives no warnings or cautions as far as how to disable the system or if there is anything else we need ...
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L MIL Lamp on
Hi, we have replaced the intake gaskets and throttle body gasket on this supercharged car. It has p0171 and p0174 codes that come back. The car idles nice but the fuel trims keep hoing up, under load the fuel trims are normal, we have replace the maf sensor wi... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean), P0174 (Lean)
2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L Absm,Pcm VIN: 1J4FF28B19
Customer brought jeep to me with all abs/4x4/brake lights on. I had him take to dealer which put in new absm, still had lights on, charged $1001, and said it needed a new $800 harness. He refused and brought back to me.i found no 2.5 v on bus c wires at absm a...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start VIN: WDBBA45A1C
I would like to know on a Bosch CIS K with lambda, KOEO. If the control pluger in the fuel distributer, completely shuts off fuel to the upper chamber of the pressure differential valve. i.e should there be any fuel pressure present in the injector lines KOEO?...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA29G1W
I have a 1998 mercedes that had come from another shop. customer paid to have new pump and filter installed. no problem, installed pump and no start. checked the fuel pump rely for powers and grounds. Three wires look good two powers one ground, great! but the... Trouble codes: P0???
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1st gear only VIN: WDBJF65H5X
Vehicle still have the same issue of not shifting into all gears in cold conditions. After warmup period everything works well. Also there is a ABS code C1103 right rear speed sensor inop. Checked with scanner all the sensor readings fluctuate while driving. F...
1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 2MECM75F7M
Just purchased this vehicle, no known previous history. The tv cable was not connected to throttle body lever due to the fact tv cable grommet was missing. I drove car and vehicle does shift 1-2, did feel 3rd. After I installed new tv cable grommet, I was doin...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Stall VIN: 1MEFM6537Y
This vehicle came in with a battery light on. Checked the alternator and it was not charging. Also the vehicle would stall with loads on. After replacing the alternator the battery light is now off but the vehicle contiunes to stall under a load. I have scoped...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L no start VIN: 5N1BV28U44
vehicle came in on hook. dealer said it needed timing componets replaced them and would not start. it was a no start when i got it. i have random injector pulse and spark. i have 150 psi compression on 2 of the front cylinders. have no codes. checked all fuses...
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Speed sensor VIN: 1N4AL11E34
Got another good one here. This car came in with an intermiittent false ABS engagement with no ABS light turning on. On test drive, the RR sensor would drop to zero every now and then and the other 3 would read the vehicle speed. I pulled a code 32 for Right R...
1980 Toyota Corolla 1.8L No Start VIN: TE72004510
no spark no start. died going down street. could someone help me with test for no spark on this old toyota. maybe a pin test for igniter.
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E4Y
Hello toyota techs, here is a good one. I have a 2000 corolla ve with a 1.8l auto. I keep getting a p0171 code, have replaced the MAF cause according to research it seams to be a big cause of a p0171 code, and yes it is from toyota. But still with no avail. re... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L emission VIN: 4T3ZF19C93
im helpless now and don`t know what to do next,please help if you can. a customer brought his toyota sienna 2003 v6 for the emission test, the check engine light was on the code was p420 catalytic converter bank 1,I did replace the bank 1 converter then i did ...
2011 Toyota Venza 3.5L abs VIN: 4T3BK3BB6B
Toyota Techs The issue I'm concerned about is the loud 'knock' noise that I hear when I first turn on the car and reach almost 10 miles/hr. After the initial knock, you don't ever hear it again...until you turn the car off and back on again and reach 10 miles/...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Hard to start VIN: 3VWSR69M04
Posting this as a FIX, it took me a while to figure it out and thought others could benefit from it. I just had quite a day with this car. Came into the shop with a hard to start, sometimes no start condition. In tank fuel pump was inop, so we started by rep... Trouble codes: P0321 (Engine Speed Sensor G28 Implausible Signal)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition 2.5L Vaccuum pump VIN: 3VWPG71KX6
This Jetta has engine oil slowly leaking from its brake vaccuum pump. I think oil is sneaking past its mounting gasket, but i suppose it could be from the body of the pump as well. I have never seen this device before. It is mounted to timing chain cover and i...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Mechanical
Am in the process of replacing the sump pan oil seals. But when I dropped the pan,there is a streak of milky (oil and water mix) at the back corner of the pan(on intake manifold side). There is no other sign of oil and water mixing.With the pan off, I pressure...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L drive belt VIN: YV1VW2554Y
vehicle has a very loud vibration noise in gear when cold. as soon as you raise the rpm it goes away.does not make any noise in park or can see the drive belt vibrating, and the noise is gone with the belt off. we tried replacing the tensioner, the...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS295X1
Volvo techs I need assistance please. I have a 2001 Volvo S40 1.9l Turbo here in my shop with codes 28 or P0133 for B1S1 slow response. Also has code A1 or P0128 for CTS below spec. I have replaced B1S1 with original Volvo part; still get same code. I have per... Trouble codes: 28 (or P0133 bank 1 sensor 1 slow response), A1 (0r P0128 CTS below thermostat regulating temp)

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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on
Hello, sorry for the delay in closing request, customer continues to drive car with CEL on. Has not returned for diagnosis/repair. Don't think the iatn techs were understanding what I was asking. Was wanting to know if anyone was familiar with timing component... Trouble codes: P0021 (Intake camshaft position - timing over-advanced bank 2), P0011 (Intake camshaft position - timing over-advanced bank 1).
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Battery VIN: 5UXFB33563
I replaced aux fan and blower resistor. Draw has been at 24mA for about a week. After fan replacement draw was gone but battery would still go down. Replaced resistor and still will start up a week later. Thanks for help
1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCCT19Z3P
12 yrs in gm dealers and i still can't fix it! i followed the advise of almost every post from you all and nothing ever changed. ended up leaving the oxygen sensor unplugged so ECM would not go into closed loop-cust was happy but i was not! Really, really ...
2006 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5C042 6.6L fuel VIN: 1GDE5C3266
check flow found it to be high replace all injector now it pass the fuel regulator test drove vechile running sweet thank you all for your help with this problem ps special thanks to jacking the cab for number 8 made it easy job
2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD56646
Well the check engine light came back on. We ordered a cat. I took the old one off and wadda you know...substrate broken. Put new one in (oem) and wala...been gone for weeks now. Trouble codes: P0420.
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L pcm VIN: 1B3HD46T2S
well not going to call this one fixed, cust. took vehicle and has yet to return. Thanks to all you responded. Although it was not fixed i have a way to check it if he should return .Also should another problem arise like this one I'll pull this out of my book ...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2B3HD46R5Y
We found a computer ground that was very loose. Suspect it as the root of why the scan tool wouldn't communicate. Once we had that figured out the scanner started doing its job. Cam sensor code was now available. We used the vantage pro to check sensor and it ... Trouble codes: 00253 (unknown).
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck TRX4 5.7L Stall VIN: 1D7KS28D07
Customer finnaly returned calls and vehical resolved itself after throttle body clean so i should have done an idle relearn after clean The truck must have relearned itself. Thanks for all your help.
1989 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L gauge cluster lighting
Thank you for your replies. The ranger station was actually very helpful and had alot of the info I needed. I had to go through both of the Ford electrical/vacuum/trouble shooting manuals and look for the c100 in the bronco book and c147 in the explorer book. ...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L Cuts out VIN: 1FDKE3DG1R
Paul was correct in saying that the capacitors may be blown inside the PCM. I had the ECC-IV BOB hooked up and looking at every pin until i found the problem. When i got to the EPC, the signal was EXTREMELY erratic. I checked Identifix and searched EPC for the...
1994 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTHE24H0R
I would like to say thank you to all who replied.I'm sorry to take so long on the fix.This one drove me nuts. after going the timming chain. it still was still missing. I had my lab scope on the 5v ref line and the signal was really hashy. pulling my ref to 6....
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU15505
while waiting for replies put #3 injector in got it to fire but not # 1,2,4. Put in#1,2,4 injectors, backto no good all 4 cyls on bank 1 at idle. OK removed right bank valve cover, had asked customer several times about any noise at any time. found 1 of th... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P0300 (random miss fire), P0303 (miss fire 3), P0316 (misfire on start).
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L hpop VIN: 1FDAF57PX5
Thanks to everyone that replied to our request. We decided to pull apart the oil filter/reservoir assembly and found the hpop screen damaged and full of shavings. After reassembly, the engine started much faster(less cranking time) and ran good for awhile. Aft...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all that replied, after hearing what everyone saidi looked at the map and the exhaust backpressure sensor. while it was running the readings never changed at idle or while driving. replaced both sensors, and then to my utter amazement the truck ran g... Trouble codes: P0299, P1408 (EGR flow out of range), P2263 (TC/SC boost system performance), P0069 (MAP-BARO pressure correlation).
2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L Battery VIN: 1ZVFT80N97
First, thanks to everyone for your time and input. Here are the results of the tests I ran. I believe I tried everything suggested. If I missed your suggestion, please send it again. Fixed? No. But, all these variables have been eliminated. Although u...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L battery VIN: 2FAHP71V18
I am closing this with a summary, even though it is "fixed" well enough to not be a problem. I replaced the drivers door module and my draw came down to 26mA in sleep mode. However after sitting over night with my Fluke on it, it still was having an intermit...
2003 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L ABS light on VIN: 1GTCS19X03
the right front abs sensor was bad. the problem was that my blue point scanner i used to get the code co222 did not say anything about right front sensor. after i recieved replys about the right front being the problem and was recommened to hook up the scanner...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L latch VIN: 1HGCG3254X
Well, I did not fix this, because customer could not wait, and went somewhere else. I heard that they had all kinds of trouble with it. Most replies said to remove door panel and drill latch. One reply said to roll down window and remove outer door handle and ...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38755
Wow! Vehicle finally fixed! Like most replied, the valves was indeed tight. Adjusted the valves and the misfires was gone. Now maybe I can get some shut-eye and visit the Sandman. Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0305, P0306.
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L No Start VIN: KMHFU45D21
well we found the problem the cam sensor was damaged replaced the sensor no problems. thanks for all your help.
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L 2-3 Shift Delay VIN: KM8SC13D12
As suggested I had Hyundai take a look at it and test the transmission, turns out transmission is fine and is not the problem, but they said the Catalytic converter was at fault. Let the customer know he said he would order the Cat but he needed his vehicle fo...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY16473
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Electronic VIN: WDBRF52H37
I have looked at the TSB's numerous times and I see no where that it refers to this particular vehicle, the switches are a common problem, I was a victim of mis-information, we had to take this car to the dealer for an unrelated issue at which time I spoke to ...
1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L blow by VIN: 2MECM75F7M
Thanks to all who responded with replies! I changed the filter(screen) that sits below the pcv valve and it seemed to fix the problem!
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L p1603 VIN: 4A3AC84H31
AS usual IATN has saved the day. Although none of the responses had the problem isolated exactly, it did help the mechanic to focus on the power feed to the PCM. Found a lack of power to a wire going to the PCM. Ran a new wire from another fuse and restore...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A4MN31S54
I am closing this because the customer decided to let the light go until he needs to pass the state emmission test. Thank you to the members who did reply. Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap very small leak detected).
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L engine VIN: JN1CA21D3S
Sorry I did not update earlier, the vehicle was put aside for little while. First of all when I meant I boosted the vehicle, it came in with an alternator issue along with the clutch problem but the vehicle would run while booster cables were attached. I loo...
1985 Pontiac Fiero SE 2.8L engine VIN: 1G2PF3796F
I want to thank everyone that responded to my request.Almost everyone agreed that I should walk away from this headache. So I talked to the customer we agreed to get the original motor rebuilt and put it back in the car.The engine is at the machine shop now I ...
2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L drivabillity VIN: 1G2ZF55B46
while car was in for steering noise(strut bearings seized)had chance to shop run unit noticed exaust smell in shop(hose with fan drawing to outside) removed heat shield on manifold and found it cracked right in centre of y about 1" from o2 so this cured p0171 ...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L heated seats VIN: WP1AB29P24
Unorthodox fix-never able to find source of missing power to terminal 3 of relay, we appied fused ign on power to terminal three location of relay and taped original wire, ststem now works on all settings on both seats-never did have the fuse #22 fail again. ...
2008 Smart Fortwo Passion Cabrio 1.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WMEEK31X88
Hello to all. This vehicle is good to go. I found that everything I was feeling was in fact related to the transmission. What the customer was thinking was a "rough idle" was, I think, just a small 3 cylinder engine doing its best. I had no misfire countin...
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S4BP61C95
Thank you all for your posting. Any heads up is appreciated before delving into an unknown. What was throwing me off with this Subaru was the steady steam of oil coming from the rear main area in addition to the noise. As I mentioned in the original post, all ...
2006 Subaru Baja Turbo 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S4BT63C16
The car is not yet fixed. The customer opted for a full engine replacement, which I am sure will fix the problem. I am running out of time, and we won't have the car running before the 30 days are up, so I am closing this request. Thanks for all the helpful...
1999 Suzuki Vitara JS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 2S3TE52V2X
checked signal at coil and ecm none, got lucky found used computor. runs great now.
1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF12K5T
Thank you so much for your replys. I checked all powers and grounds at the ECM they were ok. As one reply mentioned, I unplugged all other modules to make sure it wasn't interfering with communication by the ECM. It still would not communicate at times. I repl...
2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L power back door VIN: 5TDBA22C45
It ended up getting a new motor, initialization was done without a scanner by opening the door disconnecting the battery and closing the door then wait 10 mins re-install battery. Thanks again for all the replies!
1984 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWCA0533E
thanks to all of you who have replied. the main culprate of my running issue was the fuel pump. we hade great pressure (78 psi), but hardly any volumn (only 3 pints instead of 8 pints in the 30 seconds required). thank you all for your input.
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