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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L ABS Module VIN: JH4DC4450S
Pass Rear speed sensor needs replaced but also have this 7-2 code for Rt frt solenoid circuit problem. Followed alldata flow chart and everything checks out fine...no shorts to power or ground and no opens. The relay operates properly and all the fuses are goo...
2001 BMW M5 5.0L No Start VIN: WBSDE93441
- We replaced the battery because the battery was bad, vehicle did crank, but no start - it did act like it did want to start - tested fuel pressure and spark (good) Because of the codes present we tested the crankshaft position sensor depth (customer had prev... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Position sensor)
2006 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8L Steering VIN: 1G4HP572X6
Well this car came in for alignment.i went for a test drive and found that when i turned left out of my drive all was pretty good a slight drift to left.when i turned right out of my drive, a noticeble pull to the right.no noises heard.repeated test several ti...
1972 Chevrolet C10 Pickup 4.1L Shifter
We haved exhaused every resource we have.Cannot find anyone that still makes shifter bowls and tubes.Years ago every parts store in the country carryed these parts.There have to be some somewhere.The owner is very attached to this truck and does not want a flo...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L fuel gauge VIN: 2GCEK19R7T
This one is making me scratch my head due to conflicting information i'm getting on it. The syptom is whenever the customer drives over a bump or makes a turn, the fuel gauge bounces around with the sloshing of theh fuel. First off, the wiring diagram does not...
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, flooded full ritch VIN: 2CNBE13C5Y
viehicl came in for a mis spark plugs and fix #4 coil bolt but still mis fire pulled plugs carbon fouled full ritch sitsuation donot have data for injector on time or dwell time looking for data and back prob location if at computer ground time or at injector ...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WW12E71
There is no radio or clock display, radio doesn't work but the security light on the radio is blinking like normal. Also, the only light that works on the IPC, with key on, is the check engine light. Scanned for fault codes, codes in the PCM, ABS, SIR, and Rad... Trouble codes: P1626 (Theft fault), U1040 (No communication with abs module), U1096 (No communication with the ipc module)
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L blower motor VIN: 1G1AK58F98
i cut out the blower motor per manufacturer specs, replaced with aftermarket...there is little to no air movement change out of the vents speed setting 4 feels like 1. i took the motor back out of the case and adjusted the speed to see if the motor was bad. it...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Rke VIN: 1B7KF2366W
We are trying to program a new keyfob for an oem remote entry system. We have a laptop with the drb emulator. Can anyone tell me where the programing for the keyfob is? alldata just says use drbiii.
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Power Steering VIN: 1B7KF2360X
Thankyou for all your time in advance. This truck initially came in with intermittent loss of power assist for both steering and brakes. We replaced pump and it seemed ok. Customer came back with hard to turn in parking lot complaint. We verified complain, wit...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB11X71
Hello everyone and thanks for the help in advance. I have this dodge ram van that came to our shop from another shop with a skipping engine and check engine light. As soon as I started working on this truck I found the valve seats where no good. removed cyl he... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0306
2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L compressor/H-block VIN: 1B3EL46X36
customer had the compressor replaced a few years back but found the problem to be electrical. They saved the original compressor. The car came in with clutch failure so we replaced with the customers OEM compressor. Evacuated system for 1 hour, full charge, ca...
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Charging System VIN: 1D3HU18N78
Hoping someone can help me on this one. Customer states that the electrical system gets weaker as she drives throughout the day. By middle of the day sometimes will not start. I swapped the battery with a brand new one, the starter and alternator were replaced...
1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR14T6G
This vehicle has been sitting for over a year. Customer decided to start using it again. And he brings the vehicle in for loss of power. We tryed to duplicate customer concern, but we never could get it loose power. Customer comes back after a week saying that...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L steering gear, rack VIN: 1FMYU02152
escape came in with power steering whine, found steering gear leaking, replaced pump and steering gear and bled according to alldata . i now have no power assist. left over night turned all the way to lock with resevoir open, to no avail, opened lines at steer...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Pressure, temperature VIN: 1FDAF56P14
This truck has had a long history of A/C problems. When you drive or idle the truck the A/C temp will fade from cold to not so cold throughout the day. When I got the truck I found the EVAP core icing up. Upon further diag I found that someone had replaced the...
2005 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMSU45P85
This truck came to me with a no power when cold complaint. It had a code for the exhaust pressure sensor so I replaced the sensor and the code is now gone. I then replaced the Injector O-rings and this runs like a champ now when it is cold. I let it run outsid... Trouble codes: P0269 (Cyl 3 contribution/ balance fault)
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FDAF56P55
Hi guyz need help on this ford.came in with no power and running rough. Had # 1 and 7 cly contribustion codes.did injector buzz test. No electrical faults.when did injector kill test # 1 made no change and # 7 made very little change.did compression test. 350p... Trouble codes: P0263 (1 cly contribustion), P0269 (3 cly contri), P0275 (5 cly contri), P0281 (7 cly contri), P2291 (Icp low engine cranking), P0500 (Vehicle speed signal)
2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L engine VIN: 3FAFP07Z26
hello were replacing a timing chain on this 06 fushion we can't find the crankshaft tool 303 507 trying to make one does anyone know what the lenght of the shaft should be thank you
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Rear A/C Front Vents VIN: 1FBSS31L46
Customer complaint is that when pulling a larger hill with a trailer the front a/c drops to the floor and the rear a/c starts blowing hot air.
2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Cooling Systems
hey everyone. I got a 2008 f-550 with the 6.4L and it keeps going through radiators. he has had one replaced buy ford already last year. Now i have put one in with a aftermarket and it hasent lasted a week and now leaking again. This truck is updated with the ...
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L pcm reset VIN: 2GTEC19VX4
completed drive cycle,set monitors,all ok.key off 5 min.lost readiness status.checked and verifyed pcm powers/grnds etc.we believe to be internal pcm fault.i would like to be as positive as could be before we replace the pcm.(we could not persuade the test lan...
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.2L A/C Problem VIN: 1GKFK66887
My brother brought his gmc yokon up for me to do a bunch of repairs and maint. To it. He told me that every once in a while with the a/c on the drivers side will blow hot air,the other vent will be cold. I did scan the body control module and the heater contro...
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Drive-axles VIN: JHLRD1864Y
Can any one help
2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRAS08W85
Looking for help...this car was towed in,,died on customer while sitting at a drive up window and would not start... Checked fuel and pump is running when crank..put fuel in throttle body that did not help.. so started checking other things...No codes in ECM o...
1987 Jeep Wagoneer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1JCMR7515H
the problem is when the vechial gets the load running good at idle as soon as u turn ac car cuts out same sa u turn lights on i mean everything should be off sa soon as uturn turn sigle on cuts off any help is good
1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L ABS, Brakes VIN: 1J4FJ58S5M
Customer brought vehicle to shop stating that abs light was and that while on there steep driveway while holding brake down vehicle was still creeping forward. tech noted that pedal does get soft and resevoir fluid goes low then will bleed back forward by itse...
2009 Kia Sorento LX 3.3L VIN: KNDJC73569
Noise in upper drivers side of engine that comes and goes. It is a knocking and sometimes a scraping noise. I am thinking a bad filter but am not sure how a cartridge filter can cause this. Did the oil change yesterday and customer called this morning. Car is ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Door Locks VIN: WDBHA22E6S
The Customer said he left his key in the Lt door lock cyclnder, When he tried to lock and un lock the car it did not work and the vehicle did not start , disconnected the battery all was normal , once vehicle was turned off , locks went on and off and would no...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Seats VIN: WDBRH84J94
Both front seat switch functions work the seat wrong(move the switch forward for the seat bottom and the seat back moves and if you move the seat switch back to recline the steering wheel moves out etc) I've checked the can bus connections and resistance value...
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L waterpump VIN: JN8AZ08W34
having trouble getting the waterpump past the timing chain. Alldata says it can be done. the tensioner is out, crank was turned 20 degrees to give some slack but it does not seem to be enough to pull out without damaging something or getting it back in and not...
2005 Pontiac GTO 6.0L Antitheft VIN: 6K12345675
Can't seem to find any diagnostic tree for this code. Car starts fine, theft light is off, no other codes. P1677 is locked in and won't clear.
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69614
NIGHTMARE! This Sub came in with a blown turbo (bearing) and lacking power. By the book, replaced turbo with Genuine Suburu parts and gaskets. As recommended, removed oil pan, oil tubes to turbo and thoroughly cleaned insides (cleaned screen and reinstalled in... Trouble codes: P0011
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M33
ok when you read the code discription it refers to the front 02 sensor ... looking at the vehicle I followed the chart best possible but mitchell chart was kind of hard to follow.. made sure that it had voltage for heater circuit decided to replace the o2 thin... Trouble codes: 18613 (cooling system proformancep2181)

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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCDT19W0R
Thank you all for your overwhelming support and advice. While the deadheading fuel pressure was obviously not a good situation, the fuel pressure was not the issue. I know the idle pressure is low, but that's not the concern. What we found was rather surprisin...
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S26
I put the hose back on the pump and zip tied all hoses so they wont fall of as easy. All is well a week later no more check engine. I suggest when working on newer stuff like this read up and learn about how the whole system works and inspect the entire thin...
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L torsion struts VIN: 2C3KA53G36
tension struts installed ,noise gone.I believe the only thing that helped diagnose this one is ,applying brakes loads tension struts making noise dissappear.Thanks for all input.I removed grease boot to see any play.No play was found but it did pivit a lot eas...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7KC2363Y
Checked amp draw of aftermarket pump and found it exceeding 20 amps when ECM switched off 15 seconds into key cycle. Installed relay switched, 30 amp fused power supply wire, using original power wire from ECM to turn on relay. Pump and fuel pressure better ... Trouble codes: P0230 (Fuel transfer/lift pump circuit problem).
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Steering VIN: 3B6MF36572
Thanks for all of the replies & comments. It was the pump as many suggested; although I'm still curious as to what made the pitman shaft in the steering box snap to begin with. Nothing binding in the steering system & no other problems. Oh well it'd done and b...
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 9F02H21101
thanks guys for all the help we found that the calipers were put on the wrong sides switched them side to side and it works good now.by looking at them they look ok but when you put them to the other side the bleeder is just a little higher.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21F5Y
Ok, to all of those who replied, thank you for the information and ideas. After talking to the dealer tech, he was convinced that the bio fuel was to blame and probably had clogged socks in the tank. I got the customer to drive the truck until the tank was e... Trouble codes: P0476, P0605.
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Surge VIN: 1FTYR10D91
Thanks to all that tried to help- this vehicle remains unfixed with a second post opened- it was given up on at a ford dealer we now know- we have found it is introducing egr just off idle and with virtually no throttle- dealer says no ecm updates available, w...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP55UX1
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35F73
This vehicle is fixed, thanks for all of the replies. We replaced the valve cover gasket and internal injector harness with no change. We replaced number 6 injector and the o rings on 2,4, and 8 and changed the oil. Now the truck is back on the road running gr... Trouble codes: P1316, P0276, P1276.
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Clutch Disk VIN: 1FDXF46Y78
I went to a clutch re builder and had him cobble something together that would work. Basically he took the hub and replace the friction material, Ford was unable to come up with a solution stating the clutch was not of their manufacture. Thanks for the replies
2011 Ford Focus S 2.0L Alarm VIN: 1FAHP3EN4B
The local dealer was no help. They didn't want to take the time to look up the vin and told me that they would have to install an alarm. Guess I'll be selling an alarm.
1991 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 5.7L transmission VIN: 2GTGK29KSM
Thanks to all that responded. Cor Hit it right on the head, The switch on top of the transfer case tested open. Replaced the switch and the truck shifted great in 4lo. The problem with information was that all data called the switch the 4WD light switch. ...
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1GTEK19S4T
Still no luck I cant crack this one if there is any more sugestions I am always open to them, I wanted to say thank you to all your hard work and effort.
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5655S
Well she is finally fixed. I went through all of it.Every ground,main relay,checked fuel pump again. Still no start:all wiring ohm tested good to relay so no pinched wires:finally removed computer and found 2 capacitors burnt out internally. Ordered a new comp...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L compressor inop VIN: 2HGES16562
thanx for all the replies.i thought i closed this but??.i replaced the thermal switch.it tested good before i replaced the pcm,but after(3 days)later it was open.i took it out and was ready to install new one ,ohmed them both now good again.new switch in all o...
2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Steering VIN: 2HGFA55597
We deffinately confirmed that this noise is an internal rack-n-pinion wear problem but I dodn't think it'll be back anytime soon. My salesman is a rep for a parts supplier that I have discontinued purchasing from last week so I don't expect that he'll have me ...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Light Blinks No Effect On Driving VIN: SAJDA01P92
Learned that you should not clear ABS codes.Someone else did it but I would have too.Module will have to be reprogrammed at dealer.It has a code for a bad yaw sensor .We checked it and it was bad.When you replace it the module has to be reprogrammed accordfing...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L ride controle VIN: SALME11424
thanks for all the help i unpluged the compreser under the spare tire and the air lines it workrd perfectly and i recalibrated the air system with are Iscan 2 scan tool. thanks again!
2008 Lexus RX350 3.5L Cuts out, VIN: 2T2HK31U98
This problem is too intermittent to repair, it has been weeks now and problem has not happened. Sorry guys, but thank you for your insight. I will be sure to post the repair if this thing ever comes back.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs VIN: 4JGAB54E0Y
Did just as both replies said. Jumper the pump nothing happened, replaced the pump assembly, the new pump ohm spec was 1.3 ohm, replaced the relay as well. Drove vehicle hard made the ABS activate a couple of times. Tucker from California Jumper it direct...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L rear window regulator VIN: WDBRF64J22
First, I would like to thanks everyone for their reply 2 of the 3 was right on the money. The thing with this job I replaced both rear door window regulators and each of the new regulators were differnt in terms of how it was made. You have to back off the scr...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Ign1 fuse VIN: 4A3AK44Y7V
thank all of you for your input on fixing this vehicle. I did a lot of testing. I checked the alternator field circuit...no short..disconnected ALL of the aftermarket accessories...still no change... followed the wiring schematic for the Ign1 fuse and traced...
2007 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Power Window VIN: 5N1BV28UX7
it was a defective new window motor,thanks all for your help
2009 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Head Gasket? VIN: 1N4AL21E29
hello everyone and thanks for the help. The head was warped on this car. We resurfaced it and installed a new gasket...all done. THis vehicle does have two "thermostats" btw. Thanks for the help Ron
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Outlet Temp Difference Of 20 Degrees VIN: 1G3GR62C4W
Thank you for all the replies. I evacuated and recharged one more time and this time pulled a 35min vacuum. Now I have a temp of 49 degrees from both sides. My low side pressure is at 50psi and high side at 220.
1987 Other European LeSharo 2.0L General VIN: 1WWBB15M6H
Well I guess no one can or doenst want to work on this in my area. Dont blame them really. One member said he thought there was a place out west the converted these to a chrrysler 3.0L drivetrain. Dont think the customer would want to go that route. Thanks aga...
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Hill Hold VIN: JF1SG63643
Thanks to all. I was able to create the symptom if I backeds up fast and applied the brake.The cable was fine so I replaced the Hill holder valve. Works much better and It holds the car on a hill very nicely . Thanks again
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E9Y
Well guys the car came back and has been out for 2 weeks so I will call this a fix. Sorry it took so long. It took the customer a while to return due to vacation. David and Brent were right it did turn out to be a bad injector. When the vehicle returned the fi... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 sensor slow response bank 1), P0171 (System too lean bank 1).
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Pcv VIN: YV1LS567XW
Replaced oil trap and all hoses. Ended up our rebuilt turbo was bad. If folks want that option again they can bring the unit in themselves. That way at least there is no warranty. Thanks, pressure reading was under load; there was little or no pressure at idle...
2004 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1TS92D84
This one went to dealer to have engine and transmission modules updated . We did not have the proper software. Thanks for the input.
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