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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L VSA System VIN: 19UUA56842
Customer had the transmission rebuilt on this vehicle. When they recieved the car they said the "Yellow Triangle light" was illuminated. They then stated that shortly after driving the vehicle home that the VSA light illuminated. I then accepted the job and re...
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YL64BX4
Got this one Audi that has a dead misfire on Cylinder 1 and Misfires on cylinder 2 on cold start. Checked compression, 185-190 psi across the board. Ran fuel system cleaner through. Swapped plugs, coils, injectors, does not change cylinder. Checked for injecto... Trouble codes: P1130 (Bank 2 Mixture adaptation system too lean), P0300 (Random/Multiple Misfire), P0301 (Misfire Cyl 1), P0302 (Misfire Cyl 2), P1127 (Bank 1 Mixture adaptation system too rich)
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Srs VIN: WBAGF8325W
Hi all, This is probably simple for those in the know. Have SRS fault code 17 which Mitchell says is pass. seat belt latch. I can't find the code description in AllData. I know BMW's are famous for the belt buckles, but here is my concern: Our scanner usually ...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L A/C cooling fans VIN: 3G5DB03E62
Greetings Techs, I've replaced both the A/C condenser and radiator due to leaks in both components. Aside from a serious parts nightmare that isn't pertinent to this problem, it's otherwise been a straightforward repair. The A/C blows cold and it's holding a ...
2004 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Vses VIN: 1G4CU54154
This car has been fun. Once the steering wheel centers in the EBCM data, if you try to turn the car the VSES activates. When it first came in, it had a SWPS code stored and one of the other techs replaced it. Now the sensor passes the tech 2 test, but when you...
2007 Cadillac CTS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DP57797
Thank you in advance for your help. I have this 06 cts 3.6l with ckp cmp correlation codes, lack of not to familiar with this sure the engine is off time but not sure if the primary chain is the problem or the secondary chains or the camshaf... Trouble codes: P0018 (Ckp- int cmp correlation b2), P0017 (Ckp-exh cmp correlation b1), P0008 (Engine position system performance b1)
1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCDC14K4M
I am the third shop to have this vehicle, and it's been tricky. I have no spark at all. There is throttle body injection. I disconnected the bypass to the computer, and there's still no spark. I checked the waveform on the purple/white wire, and got the 5v sq...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L engine VIN: 1GCEC19W1V
I have a no start, have good fuel pressure and spark. done a complete tune up plugs, wires cap and button. swapped coils with a known good one still same reaction. it trys to hit. i'm using a in-line spark tester when checking spark. timing seems to be ok. any...
2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Airbag light on VIN: 1GCGG25V35
Hey GM techs. I wanted to know if any of you guys have ever had a Chevy Express van 2500 with a 4.8 V8 that has an airbag code of B0100. All data doesn't give me a sensor resistance table to determine if the sensor is bad. I believe it is as I found 10.89M ohm...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L fuel injector #8 VIN: 1GBJK34265
hi dmax friends, Ive got this service truck again, now going on over a year with same symptoms, same repair and same results, after injector replacement truck runs great for about 500-800 miles, then gradually starts to fuel knock and smoke. only has one code-...
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L programing used pcm VIN: 1GNDU23L06
This vehicle is a no start with a P0335 crankshaft position sensor circuit code. I put a lab scope on the crank sensor and the pattern is horrible. I cut the sensor wire and checked the signal and it was what it should be. I got a used computer and tried to p... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor circuit)
2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Stall VIN: 2C3KA63H26
This vehicle has been at the dealer, they told her since it does not set any codes, they could not help her, 3 trips and 3 diagnostic fees, several weeks later, I have it here, it will stall, mostly on cold start, but it will stall just about any time, when it...
2008 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L noise VIN: 1C3LC55R38
Cutomer went on a road trip and noticed when he got off interstate noticed that he had a noise when he slowed down to get fuel. car has to be moving for it to make the thumping noise once you are back up to cruise speed noise is not heard. noise sounds like a ...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG23X2V
Ok Chysler techs. Wondering if any of you have run into something similar to this. The only symptoms are the check engine light comes on and flags the P1391 every time with in 5 mins of running in the bay. Watching the scan data, it looses communication about ... Trouble codes: P1391 (Loss of cam or crank signal)
2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L shift indicator VIN: 1B3AS46C92
no codes present when in od vehicle will shift through all gears. when in manual 3rd will downshift to 3rd but when going back to od scan tool displays manual 3rd or drive but will not go back to od on display and will not shift to 4th. also do not have manual...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L speedo VIN: 1B7HG38N42
Hey again, This Dakota came in with abs and cel lites on and the speedo not working. As usual on this I jump to the rear differential and replace the VSS.Since this didn't fix it THEN I went and did the MOD testing as prescribed for a code P0500 and it tells m...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Transmission? VIN: 1D4GP24R95
The problem with this vehicle is that in drive and drive only (I did not check lower forward gears) there is a vibration that gets worst the longer you drive it. Can be felt just by putting in gear at idle. Cannot be felt in any other gear so I would think tha...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Unknown VIN: 1FDKF38G8S
Got one for the books hope maybe some of you have ran across this.Older vec but in good shape dualy with a dump bed.Customer brought in with a loud pop or crack noise heard while in motion in all gears 1 through 5 noise isnot in time with drive train I would s...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2FMDA514XS
Thanks for any help in advance! Came in with CAM Sensor circuit code - low charging voltage and idle surge up and down ... tested and replaced alt and cam sensor.Has great idle until ac compressor engages then it over soots desired adle the under shoots back a...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3 upshift VIN: 1FMDU32X7S
This is my personal vehicle.The flywheel broke and a piece of it ripped the torque converter seal causing a massive leak.My wife kept driving it and it burned the forward clutches due to the low fluid level.I did a complete rebuild including;new Ford torque co...
2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP45X41
This mustang came to me from another shop. They had just finished installing a reman engine now it runs terrible! Engine barely idles pops out the exhaust and intake at random. I never drove it, it runs to poorly. Started unplugging coils while running and fou... Trouble codes: P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FDSE34P66
Hello everyone, We have a ford van with a 6.0 diesel that has a p0281 code. We had replaced the injector with factory injector and the vehicle runs great but under extended idle you will feel an intermitten misfire about 2 misfires every minute or so. The code... Trouble codes: P0281
2008 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L battery draw VIN: 1ZVHT82H08
the customer says that the battery goes dead over night we had the car no duplication. we tested the for battery draw. we found a draw of .742 milamps after tightening & cleaning contacts i isolated the draw to the smart junction box. after cleaning and securi...
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16R2X
This one is frustrating. On the Genisys Scanner I get three codes – P0122 –Throttle Position Sensor Low Voltage: and P1122 – Throttle Position Sensor Intermittent Low Voltage. The car stumbles under low RPM load and seems to have less power than normal. Compre... Trouble codes: P122, P122
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCD5650T
customer brought vehicle with numorous codes and complaint of vehicle hesitating while trying accelerate, almost where vehicle would die. when ran codes vehicle indicated fuel metering to lean, and mess of other codes saying: poor fuel pump fuelline clogged re...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Suspension VIN: 2HKRL18661
The wife's van. I drove it awhile back and front end is rattling and clunking on bumps. Found both strut springs broken. I replaced them and reused the struts - nothing wrong with them. Cleaned and repacked strut mount bearings. Front end still rattling and cl...
2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD68866
The car came in running Ok. It had P0300, P0302, P0303 and P0304 codes. I replaced the plugs. The display parameters all looked OK. The trims were OK. The Lambda figure stayed close to 1.0. The MAP sensor read as expected. It did show up to 12 degrees of knock... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss), P0302 (Miss at cyl 2), P0303 (Miss at cyl 3), P0304 (Miss at cyl 4)
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMFA36288
customer replaced the hybrid battery and computers in this civic,from a junk yard. the problem is a check enging light for software incompatability, I up-dated the engine and trans software, but ran into a problem with flash programing the IMA... honda softwar...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on, NO upshift VIN: 1J4FF48S41
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. This vehicle was brought to us after another shop installed an engine into it. The vehicle came in because the check engine light is on and the auto transmission won't upshift. The vehicle has a P0123, TPS voltage high c...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Monitors VIN: KNDJA7238T
Car has been driven on Kia approved drive cycle repeatedly over the last 100 miles and the monitor status is still 5 monitors not complete. CA law requires no more than 2 not complete for this year of vehicle. Can not get the monitors to run. I suspect that hi...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1249Y
Help Landrover techs,am at a loss with this vehicle.Has no spark or injector pulse.Other tech in shop replaced the crank sensor because resistance value showed open circuit,Replaced sensor still will not start.Tryed another new Bosch sensor and can't get good ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L fans VIN: WDBJF72FVA
driving down the road or sitting the car gradually overheats. I replace fan and fan clutch. the electric coolant fans work, but the question i have is should the cooling fans be blowing toward me as i am looking at the car from the front of the car or should t...
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBTJ75J94
Hello, This vehicle came in for lifter noise on the right bank, we replaced all the lifters on that bank. When we started it up the lifters on the left bank were clattering. We replaced the remainider of the lifters adn it was nice and quiet with no concerns....
2010 Mercury Mariner 3.0L Compressor VIN: 4M2CN9BG2A
This Mariner is killing me. The A/C is inop. The compressor is not being commanded on. I can force the compressor on. The cooling fans are both on continuously. The high side is reaching above 380 psi. The only thing that will temporarily fix this thing is to ...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWMF73517
car came in with #2 misfire. did compression test. no compression . after compression test i was going to return car to customer,car was sitting in bay running, heard a electrical snap and the car died. no spark,no fuel, no injector drive. new crank sensor.... Trouble codes: 2BD0
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cant fill fuel tank VIN: 1N4DL01D5X
Customer states that when going to gas station the car only takes about $2.00 in fuel and nozzle shuts off . Has per others on iatn I found that the canister was really heavy so I replaced it and the vent valve
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Computrer VIN: JN1CA31A11
It came in on a tow truck an it was dead i charge the battery an then see if i could see what the scanner would read an there was no data wouldnt let me read anything so i new the computer was bad so i got a new one an put it in an it fired it as some as i hoo...
2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08U85
2 1/2 years ago vehicle came in with CEL on and a code P0605, reset system, code came back about every 6 months (only code) then this February CEL came on after vehicle had a no throttle response, after cycling the key throttle respond returned but CEL remaine... Trouble codes: P0605 (Ecm)
2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, p0335 VIN: 1N6BA07B96
this truck came to us for an over heating issue it was from a used car lot so it came from auction and i dont know the history but we found the radiatore condensor and intercooler pluged with mud it ran fine and no codes. we started to pull the heads and dicov... Trouble codes: P0335
2009 Other European 308 1.6L Hesitation, Limp mode VIN: VF34H5FTF5
Hey peugeot techs, what a nightmare this job has become.The owner came in with a horrific rattle in the engine and the vehicle was in limp mode and would not accelerate at all. We found that one of the guide rails had failed and proceeded to replace the timing... Trouble codes: P1385 (fault does not have an after market sales reference), P2337 (fault does not have an after market sales reference)
2009 Pontiac Vibe 2.4L Reverse Engagement VIN: 5Y2SL67009
General motors does not offer much support for this vehicle since it is a toyota, vehicle is under warranty and is currently torn down again at our gm store inspected all parts replaced adn compared to what was originally removed from vehicle and all match eve...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L a/c VIN: 4T1BE32KX3
Customer came in for A/C not working. First thing I noticed when I turned a/c on ,the light only flashed and compressor would not activate. No trouble codes present. After servicing the A/C and checking to make sure the compressor clutch is working, the A/C wi...
2009 Toyota RAV4 2.5L Electronic VIN: LFMKV30F99
the car flood by water,the a/c does not work ,we change the air conditioner amplifier and servomotors and servomotors harnesses,but we could not initialize Servomotor damper position,we install the air conditioner amplifier and servomotors and servomotors harn...

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2005 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD54B15
Okay it seems to be fixed, but does not make sense at all! Here is what we found. According to Alldata, the connector for b2s2 o2 sensor is mounted on the passenger side firewall. According to the wiring diagram from Alldata, the wire colors for b2s2 o2 sen... Trouble codes: P0159, P1140, P0160.
2006 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAF78E76
I attempted to close this request a couple weeks ago but just found out somehow it's still open... Anyway, the customer has been gone for a few weeks and the cars been perfect so it's another one in the books. The problem was that when we set up the cams, w... Trouble codes: P0016 (Camshaft / Crankshaft Correlation).
1996 BMW 323i 3.2L No Start
Hi Guys Thanks for comments. Hey mike how is business in Puke. Well after pulling some more hair out we found the fault. (What do you start pulling out when you have no more hair left). The fault was in the multi plug for the coils. The plug is close to t...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5UXFA53532
This isn't really a fix, but the car seems to be functioning properly, for now anyway. When fuel was added to the right side of the tank the fuel pressure came right up to about 50psi and the car ran fine. The jet pumps are just a siphon. The fuel returning... Trouble codes: P1083 (System lean bank 1), P1085 (System lean bank 2), P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2), P0300 (Random multiple misfire).
2005 BMW 325Ci 2.5L emmissions VIN: WBABW33405
thanks for the help but the problem ended up being the wrong wire was attached to the air temp sensor because the bumper gets ripped off alot an these cars the horn wires were ripped off before and someone attached the blue and red wire frome the horn to the a...
2008 BMW 328i 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAVC53568
First, thanks to those who replied. I checked for power and ground problem, did voltage drop test with no faults found. On a morning without attempting to start engine I checked the eccentric shaft position sensor reading and it showed a specified angle of zer... Trouble codes: 2A38, 2A37, 2A47, 2D59.
2004 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L left rear power window VIN: 1G4CU54164
i have checked the wiring in both left side doors, jams and the data wiring under the seat. asked customer to drive with the switch un hooked have not seen him since and has not returned my calls. thanks for your help, seems i took to long to satisfy my custom...
2001 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L No Start, No crank VIN: 1G6ET12951
I appreciate the feedback and assistance. We had tried the battery cable reset multiple times with each of the salvage clusters. We had also tried the long term, 30 minute, theft reset procedure several times. Niether the battery cable reset or the long term ... Trouble codes: U1000 (u1255-), U1255.
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC52F34
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. I am sorry to say we have not been able to get the vehicle back to the shop to complete the repairs . When we do I am going to look at replacing the fuel tank pressure sensor and any ecm reprograming up dates that mig... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP large leak).
2007 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Sliding doors VIN: 2A4GP64L77
Thanks for all the replies, I did fix the right door by replacing the wireing harness in the bottom track. Greg also put me onto a web site that has videos that show you the repair and may others, This is a great web site. I had 13 r...
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GL22XXY
The general consensus was it needs a dealer cat to cure its ailments. Unfortunately we may never know. Truck came in from out of state so now it is going to be sold out of state. I tried all suggestions and all pointed back to the cat. Thanks to all who replie...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23662
found that the camp pos. sensor had an internal short and was causeing the no buss message. replaced the sensor and evry thing worked just fine
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L Evap core VIN: 3D7KU28C94
Owner finilly decided to have us replaced the evap core and said to replaced heater core while out so he won't have that do down the line. Thanks for all the info.
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WD2PD64445
thanks for all the help,what we found was small leak at tube in front and to much fuel return when problem happened,sent injectors out and had them rebuilt Trouble codes: 2020, 001 (Fuel rail pressure).
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck Laramie 6.7L cooling system VIN: 3D7KS28A37
Well I got a bit hasty on this one since I can only work on it on saturday morns. I did eventually find the diagnostic testing of the fan and monitored fan rpms in scan tool- warm engine with wire grounded- the rpms were very low and didn't speed up very much ...
2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.3L idiot lights VIN: 3FAHP37Z63
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Brake warning light VIN: 1FTRF12235
Thanks for all the help but I recheck everything and I think it needs a instrument cluster. I just have one last question can they be reprogrammed meaning can I use a used one and program it with the (new/the one in my shop) vehicles information. Thanks again,...
2011 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L intermittent loss of power steering VIN: 1FTFX1EF3B
took to the dealer and they changed out the rack steering gear and that fixed it
1997 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L Ac Clutch VIN: JHMRA1869V
car was sent to honda dealler. They say ac switch at dash is bad. but customer did not want spent any more money.
2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JHLRD17611
after pulling hair out and exhausting all options i pulled (new) dist cap off and found coil tower melted and lots of white power inside dist. installed new oe dist all good. thanks to all who replied. did not think to look in dist since cap was put on 6 mon... Trouble codes: P0131.
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No ecm communication VIN: 5FNRL18904
Thanks to all who replied I could not find a local locksmith who would tell me for sure they could program the key without a maybe and a service call charge. I sent the van to the dealer they replaced the computer and programmed and van is fine. I knew we were...
2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8JN12D35
Thank you for the replies, I test drove the Tucson about 50 miles over several days and driving conditions with a vacuum gauge to watch for a stuck valve, the vehicle never missed a beat. I was frustrated and customer was concerned that we had not fixed it, b... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire).
2007 Jeep Commander (Truck) Limited 5.7L 4x4 system VIN: 1J8HG58257
Well, the Commander went away not fixed. I believe that it needs the flash update, although the local dealer said it probably would not work. In theory low tires couldn't have been this car's problem, the msg would come on at one key on cycle, then several cyc...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C350 4Matic 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF87H87
I erased codes using my autoboss and cleared adaptions,also made sure the air cleaner assembly was installed propertly. Don't know why that would of set rich codes but seen that listed in alot of forums for this problem. Drove vehicle last night with not probl... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Charging VIN: 1MEFM55S03
Thanks for all the replies everyone. All wiring and connectors checked out good so I opted to try another alternator. I haven't heard back for about a week so I am going to assume it is ok now. I will reopen if it ends up coming back
2009 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2.4L Blower Motor VIN: JA4LT21W49
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
Thank you everyone for the ideas. Found high resistence in connnection to MAF. Cleaned connector and all was well. Shipped car on saturday and so far customer hasn't called. I assume that is a good sign. Trouble codes: P0175 (Too rich bank 2).
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4AL11D73
OK, thanks very big thanks to all that answered. I had two problems that affected the finish of this job. First problem, thanks to Brett from Australia, was that there was debris in the oil affecting operation of the cam advance. I didn't originally think ther...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWJZ71K99
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