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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Misfire VIN: JH4KA9657Y
Hey Acura/Honda Guru's! Another Awesome Friday! It was until one of our techs did some routine service on this Acura. After service, the customer is happy and drives away... 5 min later, he is BACK? check engine light on. The Heater Circuit on Bank 2S1 Failed?... Trouble codes: P1201 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P1202 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P1203 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P0300 (Multiple Misfire), P1399 (Misfire Any Cylinder pending)
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L abs VIN: WBAHN83566
code 6023 left front wheel speed sensor harness this car has had a new sensor installed and a hub bearing installed we can clear the code and drive it 4 or 5 miles and then this code resets and the left front speed drops to zero we do not have any other test p...
1990 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCDT14Z9L
Hey folks, Been stumped on this one. Long ft is 128, fuel pressure is 14 psi. Truck first came in with a cold and hot surge with no codes. Used brake clean on intake and vaccum lines, found a bunch of lines brittle with cracks and one section of the intake tha...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Accessories VIN: 1GCEK19B85
I think I have ran into one that is possessed. If you use the power windows the seat moves, or the heated seats come on by themselves. Sometimes both. Can not find any voltage drop or power surge anywhere. No DTC set. The 4 wheel drive light comes on sometimes...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WU58RX7
need help on this guys scan this car for engine light and found p0171 and c0561 just about to do a smoke test but found the air ducting from the throttle body to air filter box was rip so replaced it. but before closing everything together decided to clean the... Trouble codes: P0171, C0561
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L Door Locks VIN: 3D7KS28A28
Hi, Thank you for taking time to read this! 08 Ram Quad Cab that was originally manual windows, door locks and mirrors and i converted it to all power. I pulled EVERYTHING including actuators,harnesses, etc all from an 08 Ram with the power options. I have now...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L 2 ,3 shift and up VIN: 1FTEF14N1M
hellow everyone did rear main oil seal and oil pan gasket due to leaking badly.remove trans with trans fer case . reinstalled. lose 3 quarts trans fluid add 3 quarts. road tested shift first gear fine then no up shift in gear. customer said truck had no shifti...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D72
Came in with two codes. gas cap fixed the evap problem but i have this intake runner control code still. according to many shop manuals the code is invalid for the ranger as it does not seem to have an intake manifold runner control. I can't seem to find it ei... Trouble codes: P1537 (Intake manifold runner control stuck open bank 1), P0442 (Small evap leak)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Low Boost VIN: 1FTWW31P26
History: I will try to keep this story short. The customer brought his 2006 F-350 6.0L in to diagnose a squealing noise and low boost pressure. The low boost pressure has been an on going problem for over a year since he had a turbo failure at which time the ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR system insufficient flow detected)
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Compressor VIN: 2HKYF18694
Cust. complaint A/C blows warm. On arrival, confirmed A/C compressor and cooling fans run constantly when A/C is selected. Noticed upper connection to evaporator core was "wet" with A/C lubricant; no dye previously installed. Recovered .54 LB from system. I w...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L failsafe mode 3 gear VIN: KMHVD14N1T
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L No Start VIN: SALAE24416
Hi Land Rover techs I could sure use some help. I have a LR3 here that the customer had towed in with a crank and no start. Once vehicle dropped off the wrecker it fired up without missing a beat. Customer is very upset but I cant get it to act up to even begi...
2002 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L cranks but no start VIN: 1LNHM82W22
This is a stranded motorist from Georgia{Nascar Fan}.Engine cranks but will not start.2 anti-theft codes stored and will not clear.First found a blown fuse for the scanner ALDL.Replaced and gained data stream. Codes stored are P1260 and B1681 .The plastic top ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Intake manifold VIN: WDBUF87J26
the intake flapper valve linkage keeps comming off. MB wants a gold nugget for the part. has anybody sucessfully repaired this issue?? Eric [...]
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
Hi all I have inherited a Mini here with a stumble at idle and occasional stall. Code set is 2b64 unmetered air at intake. I thought the vacuum seemed a bit excessive in the crank case so I replaced the Valve cover with PCV. The vacuum seems a bit lower now bu... Trouble codes: 2B64
2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Ssps VIN: KL5JD52Z74
Thanks in advance for any help. This vehicle is driving me mad.I came in with a SSPS light on. There is very little information through Identifix or Mitchell.I checked for codes using a Tech2 with a suzuki card and no communication. I have comunication with th...
2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDKN3DU9A
I have also posted updated screen shots in the technical descussion forum. I'm working on a 10 Prius with salvage title. It was in a driveway next to a house than was burned down had ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L drivers floor VIN: 3VWCD21C93
Hey Techs, This 03 beetle started to leak rain water on drivers feet. (NOT SUN ROOF) You can put water where the drivers side wiper area (cowl) and you can watch the water come in at a decent rate. Car did have lots of leave debree.Took off wiper arms and plas...
2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFA71F67
This is were euro-spec comes in. We check cam timing found one tooth off intake cam, tried to reinstall (with oem cam holding tools) what we found was, the cam adjuster was jammed from the forceful break of the chain. It was not possible to install the chain c... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam/crank corrilation issue g40 g28), P0234 (Boost pressure reg. N75)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Battery Light On VIN: 2GCEC19TX5
you guys are owesome!!! I sloud of dome my home work better. you guys were right. there is a buletin talking about the pcm replacement and removing the fusse did the trick. this is why I love this place. THANK YOU GUYS!!! I forgot to mention that the alternato...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6670X
The Diagnose for the repair was looking at the REAR OXYGEN sensor Voltage at the Time when the Code was Triggered, Freeze Frame. The vehicle would be traveling 55mph / 40% load / Normal Op Temp / Closed Loop ( not WOT ) and Engine Rpm 2500-3000. Watching the R... Trouble codes: P1165 (A/F Ratio Sensor sensor 1 Performance).
2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L ac compressor VIN: KNAFE12194
Ok like I said in the post I wasn't getting the relay command from pcm. Several of you were right. The evap temp sensor was bad. I checked for the 5 volt ref at the sensor and it was there. Then checked the resistance of the sensor itself and it was way off (5...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L car
I have not had this vehicle come back to me and need to close this request. I will post a fix when I find it.
2006 Scion xB 1.5L engine VIN: JTLKT33426
the exhaust valve on cly 1 was damaged edge where not sealing been long time since i have seen a burnt/damaged valve other than interferance. Thanks for all the help
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