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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Lighting VIN: 2HNYD18691
Acura tech, please help. car came in with a lighting problem. Found blown fuse, replace fuse and blown again as soon as you turn on the taillight. We pull all the light bulbs out taillight, license plate light, side marker light, all interior light include, cl...
2007 Acura MDX 3.7L front window VIN: 2HNYD28577
Hi folks, got a 2007 Acura MDX with the following problem: code in body module (power window system). B2190 assistants window position data error.Hard fault, when cleared it stays. i Used HDS with my gna600 and re-initialized both the front left and right wind...
2010 Audi S4 3.0L Front wheels VIN: WAUDGAFL0A
I thank anybody who takes the time to read and reply. Originally, this is a totalled vehicle that has been repaired and titled as a salvage. A front end collision is what i see because there are junkyard markings on the passenger front axle shaft and upper rea...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Reving VIN: 4USCJ3336W
Customer came in with complaint of intermittently high revs when first started cold. Idle goes to approx 3,000 RPM for about 5-6 seconds, then takes a few more seconds to come back down to normal idle speed. This does not happen every time, but happens enough ...
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L water pump VIN: WBACC0329W
Water pump seized in block. Retaining bolts were all removed but you wouldn't think so! Even with a great deal of force and some solvent, water pump won't pull out. Have you delt with this before? I am becoming concerned about damage to the block. The shaft is...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBAAM3339X
Car had overheating issue , I have a ton of known good parts laying around so I pretty much took out, checked and swapped just to be safe almost everything in cooling system including thermostat, radiator, water pump,fan clutch, expansion tank and the thermost...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53513
secondary air fault keeps resetting, pump put,s out good volume of air,fitting,s tight,no leaks,am able to activate pump and check valve,no problems,I can blow into air passage but not sure if passage is restricted enough to cause problem. can it be restricted... Trouble codes: 245 (secondary air low flow b1), 246 (secondary air low flow b2)
1995 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Fuel Pump VIN: 2G4WB52M9S
Fuel pump will not energize with key on, when you apply voltage to fuel pump test terminal, fuel pump is energized. Fuel pump will receive voltage thru oil pressure switch during extended crank times and vehicle eventually starts. After removing fuel pump rela...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L no heat VIN: 2GCEC19KXR
This truck came in with no heat. customer stated heat stopped working when The belt broke and it over heated. I have replaced the t stat and the radiator and flushed the heater core. The truck gets heat in the shop but the longer i drive it the less heat i get...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Brake Lights VIN: 2GCEK19K8S
Vehicle came in customer states brake lights stuck on. Verified complaint. Brake lights will shut off when "Stop/Haz" fuse in dash panel is pulled. Also noted is that when the brake pedal is pushed there is static that come through the radio speakers if the ra...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Rear Brakes VIN: 1GCEK14R8V
Brake pedal goes to the floor. We can run the truck in the air in gear and can not make the rear wheels stop until the pedal hits the floor with quite a lot of pressure. Repair history since this vehicle came into our shop about a month ago. Replaced master c...
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L transfer case control module VIN: 3GNEK18R6W
Is this clicking noise normal when you turn the key on or off. transfer case works properly in all modes. is there a problem I'm not seeing or is this normal?
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Cuts out, VIN: 3GNFK16R1X
I have a question about the crankshaft sensor pattern. Specifically the voltage signal from the crank sensor. The original sensor had a 5 volt square waveform. The new Delco sensor has a 12 volt square waveform. This particular truck had no driveability sympto...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L ecm VIN: 1GNDT13S73
Okay after listn 2 the costumers complaint about the battary keeps draining, and that he blow a fuse and replaced it, i fond out that he had blown the main fuse n the engine fuse panal, the 125 max fuse, and had replaced it with a 175 amp max fuse, that was my...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Tps VIN: 1N1JD32K66
Tough one for the GM guys. So this customer brought in this 2006 Impala LS (disregard the vin...it is not all correct...I am at home, not at work so it is a (K) motor, and it is a 3.5) This vehicle came in for its first tune up at 168,000. Changed plugs, wires...
2002 Chrysler Voyager LX 3.3L Lights VIN: 1C8GJ45352
Hello IATN, Once again, I come asking for some help. This regarding the charging/electrical/lighting of this beautiful little Chrysler minivan. This vehicle belongs to a very good friend who uses it as a delivery vehicle for his business. Like any fleet ve...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Alt or PCM VIN: 1B4GP44R2V
Customer brought van in and said she's not confident that it"s dependable. Reason is the van sometimes shuts down just going down the road. Sometimes she sees the battery light and other times some of the other warning lts. I scanned the computer and had a 622...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 2B3HD46R3W
Engine starts but don't accelerate and only starts with tps disconnected,( it won't start if connected ) we can't get any tps reading through the scanner,the engine was overheated and all steam (water)went to were the computers are, we already replace the comp...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Unknown VIN: 3B7KF23692
2002 Dodge diesel in transmission limp mode with codes 1757 & 1762. Replaced governor pressure solenoid according to verus. Same issue. Starting in third gear. You can feel it go into 1st for a split second when you put it in drive but immediately goes into 3r...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28DX5
Hi guys i have a P0132 code that keeps coming back intermitantly,the truck has had new factory O2 sensors installed plugs and boots replaced and the dealer replaced the pcm and flashed it 4 months ago for this problem.I understand this code sets when O2 voltag... Trouble codes: P0132
2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Accessories VIN: 2B3KA43H46
Morning Techs Have this 06 police charger that is used for park security. I was told that over the holiday someone left a flash light plugged in and killed the battery. After they charged it they noticed some things were not working.From what I understand is ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Coolant temp. VIN: 1FTPX18L9Y
This truck came in to the shop last week with a P0125 DTC stored. I verified the temp. was reading around 160-170 at the t-stat outlet. This corresponds with scan data. I first thought the t-stat was broken or stuck open. Replaced with 195 degree t-stat. Same ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF0732Y
Any Ford techs with enough seat time on these VIN 3 5.4's to help with this pesky truck? KOEO & KOER service bay tests revealed inability to control idle speed. test revealed defective IABV. replaced IABV and idle speed increased to 13 -1400 rpm. disconnectin... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRF14524
TRUCK first came to shop with customer complaint of SES light on, engine runs rough, upon scan diagnosis only, engine was currently running rough, misfiring on #4, and #7 cylinders, also engine running lean on both banks, I suggested spark plug replacement sin...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on, Lean exhaust VIN: 1FTPX14536
Customer stated that light would come on during longer trips finaly brought in in for us to check. Maf sensor had recently been replaced ,checked freeze frame data and found long term fuel trim at 25% and 29.7% short term was 13.3 and 11.7 no vacuum leaks were... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2)
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36YX7
Now this truck came back to us with a misfire and again the tip of the plug boot or coil boot, whatever you want to call it, is slightly wet with some kind of liquid. The last time it happened I thought maybe it is liquid out of the coil. I know for years coil... Trouble codes: P0355 (Ignition coil circuit)
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.2L freon VIN: 1FT7W2B6XB
Just looking for some prelim info on this 2011 F250. Confirmed leak from evap case oil present at drain tube and sniffer goes off. Only problem is the dealer says they never replace evap cores on these. Is there a chance I am missing something? The expansion v...
2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L draw VIN: 3GKEC16TXY
this thing has a 190 ma drain on battery, when removing the tbc fuse drain drops to 20 ma, have unplugged both vanity mirrors, rmeote control door lock reciever, ipc, all aftermarket accesories, when unplugging the inadvertent relay drian drops to 80 ma, unplu...
2002 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L ABS module VIN: 1GKEK13Z42
after changing broken brake lines, I have not being able to get a good brake pedal on vehicle. bleed system several times and still cant get it to work. performed the ABS procedures with the scanner to bleed the system and still have same results. Now ABS and ...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13S52
Car came in for check engine light on and runs a little rough at idle. Put scan tool on and found p0303, pulled coil off checked plug swap plug and coil with different cylinder. No change. Still missing on cyl 3. Did compression test had 150 psi, cylinder leak... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cyl 3)
2006 GMC W4500 Forward W4S042 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, no throttle response VIN: J8DC4B1677
Thank you for taking the time to help me here. I don't do a lot of diesel work but this is a really good customer and I need to help him. The truck was purchased at auction in June of 2012 and has run pretty well for the 15K miles since the purchase. It has ha... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303
1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Park/Drive VIN: JHMCA563XK
Having trouble with removing key from ignition when shifted into park and it also wont shift out of park until park light illuminates.does any one no what controls dash unit.we have very little support on a honda of this vintage
2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L cluster VIN: 5FNRL382X5
Customer will be driving and the radio will drop out and then maybe the cluster will completely go blank. Vehicle still drives fine. Ok so I know that the honda odyssey has had problems with the ignition switches and cylinders in the earlies 2000's but this is...
2007 Hummer H3 3.7L steering stablizer system VIN: 5GTDN13E17
Hey guys,thanks in advance for your help.Trying to run a flow chart test for C0710,Steering wheel position sensor but the chart doesn't make much sense.Went to Mitchel's diagnostic flow chart for this.Got to step 4 and things don't make sense.The chart says if...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Locks VIN: SAJHX1741T
Help Jaguar techs! This XJ6 came in with customer complaining that the glove box and trunk will not open- like the vehicle is in valet mode. We also determined the lock system is inoperative- the car will only unlock the driver door with the key- the remaining...
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5LMEU88H45
Just installed a reman engine. Vehicle's idle quality is poor and it backfires out the exhaust. Heavy fuel smell out the exhaust, running rich. Codes for a lean condition 171, and 0356, 0357, 0358, coil pack circuit problems on cylinders 6, 7, & 8. Have checke...
1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L Engine VIN: JM1FC3328H
Hey Rotary Engine Guys. I'm totaly lost on this one. Really Don't Know What to do next. A Customer Brought his Car in said that it was running bad. At first he did state it ran good and eventual would start running bad when he would make a turn. But now runs b...
2008 Mazda 5 Grand Touring 2.3L heat VIN: JM1CR29L98
08 mazda 5 car came in with poor heat. engine temperature was low. i installed a new stat and this got temp up to normal. the problem now is after a 5 min. idle heat goes away. raising the engine speed even slightly brings temp right up. heat is fine on the ro...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA45A2C
my manager has aquired this vehicle and we cannot get the fuel system to work correctly. unfortunately who ever worked on it previously has misrouted vacuum lines and played around with all the idle systems. i have determined that the power relay for the idle ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBHA28EXS
Hello my fellow techs.Car came in running rough, with misfire codes for cyl #3 and #4 coil T1/2. Car had 2 new aftermarket coils for T1/1 and T1/3 .Replaced coil T1/2,all plugs,and boots.Codes returned after short test drive.I checked wireing harness and it do... Trouble codes: 61 (ignition output stage or coil cyl 3), 62 (ignition output stage or coil cyl 4), 63 (ignition output stage or coilinsufficient current), 104 (fuel saftey shut-off recognized)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y81
Vhicle is back now with the 6 codes listed above. Swaping plugs and coils did not help as all I have now is a p0300 random misfire listed. Very intermitant and unable to get it to act up. Fuel pressures and exhaust backpressure all seem to be in spec. Checked ... Trouble codes: P0300, P1320, P0133, P0140, P0160, P0153
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Heat VIN: YS3EF48Z11
This came in one month ago with a complaint that the heat could not be regulated. The left blend door stop arm was broken but the shaft was not, so we replaced it with an aluminum one from Saab. We also fixed the recirc door actuator. Cleared codes, did a self...
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Belt VIN: 4S4BP62C55
Not sure if anyone has run into one of these problems but I am unsure of the cause. Back in Sept. '10 @ 84K the customer came in complaining of belt noise and lack of steering assist at low speeds. Found belt loose so replaced both belts. All was fine until Ja...
2004 Suzuki XL-7 LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JS3TX92V14
Well well im here try the get some help from you my friends i have this suzuki that is making me to lose my head some other shop is bean playing whit, and now is in may shop; is running rough in idle but going down the road is fine my short fuel trim at bank 2... Trouble codes: P0300
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Fuel Pump - No Spark VIN: 4T1SK12E7P
Everything seams to be OK fuses relays everything except resistance on the Ne+ to Ne- terminals at dist coil cam posistion sensor are out of spec. 416k ohms I have 2 resistance values one book says 370 to 550 ohms one 135 to 210 ohms. Igniter has been tested a...
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L engine VIN: JTEGD20V54
replaced cylinder head gasket for external coolant leak after repair completed vehicle will crank but not start seems to be fuel fouling spark plugs no cofes stored good spark plug spark compression 180 pounds on all 4 cylinders ran good before repair just had...
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L tpms VIN: JTEBU14R06
Wondering if anyone can help. Had this 4runner in shop about a week ago to replace tpms in lf wheel. Regestered all tpms sensors and sent customer on her way with everything working correctly. Back today with tire light flashing. Checking codes have c2122, c21...
2008 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 5TEMU52N68
We have known this truck since new. All of sudden MIL for customer and clattering in engine. VVT codes. Oil pressure test bad as stated above 4-10 PSI warm. Oil filter and oil pan showed no metal. Removed oil cooler at filter, no metal, no restrictions. Inspec...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Heat VIN: WVWLH63B11
Hi guys i have a 01 passat no heat at all not overheaing i flushed out heater core the top hose gets hot and both heater hoses are hot bottom hose is luke warm but ice cold air comes out not sure what to do pls help
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWRF31K06
Hi everyone, car came in with fuel pump fuse blown, SB33 in the under hood fuse panel (15amp). we replaced the fuel pump and the fuel pump relay. Customer came back again with fuse blown. The customer states that the fuse will blow while driving every 3 to 4 d...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF31K06
Vehicle came in with code P0507 Idle control system higher than expected. The cars idle will increase to 2500rpm then go down to 1200 and back up again randomly. It seems to only happen after the car has been warmed up and very intermittant. We replaced the th... Trouble codes: P0507
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0L Lacks power, intermi VIN: WVGBV95N99
Customer complaint is that sometimes has no power when pulling out of a parking lot, sometimes idles bad. Have been unable to duplicate i cant find much in the way of real world (not in vw dealer) testing and specs. Fuel pressure from the in tank pump goes t... Trouble codes: 00135 (Fuel rail/system pressure too low p0087 intermitant)

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1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8L wet carpet VIN: JH4DC4354T
I want to say “thank you” for all of the replies on this request. I learned a lot of useful leak diagnostic procedures that I had never thought of before. The leaks on this Particular Acura were more extensive than I first realized. Upon closer examination ...
2008 BMW 328i 3.0L instrument cluster VIN: WBAVC53508
Removed the instrument cluster and cleaned the terminals in the cluster connecter. Thanks for all the help.
2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Ipc VIN: 2G4WB55K72
2007 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Unknown VIN: 1GYEE63797
Thanks to all who helped! The right lower control arm was the source of the noise. We have recomended based on condition they both be replaced. Happy New Year to all- lets pray 2013 will be good for all! Greg and crew
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS1944W
Fixed it. Gordon [...] Ontario and Kevin from Michigan were the big winners in this mystery. We had a couple of days of sub-zero weather and the problem FINALLY occured for more than just a minute or so. Previous to this current cold snap we had removed and fro...
2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L cooling fans VIN: 1GNFK16Z96
OK guys thank you for the information. The vehicle has a blown head gasket. I can command the fans on with the scan tool, but when I unplug the coolant sensor the fans never come on. The engine bogs down really bad, but the fans don't come on. I'm figuring...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U56
Leak down test confirmed leakage on multiple intake valves. I guess we assumed that it was a new issue relating to the previous repair. We removed the cylinder head again, lapped the valves, and all is good. It is now apparent that there was a misfire issue...
2009 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.2L engine VIN: 3GNCA23B69
Thanks for the feedback. Sorry if I wasted anyones time with my incomplete post. Being an independant shop we don't see new designs for 3 to 5 years down the road, and I was trying to get some field reports from those of you that have had that "great GM feelin...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L battery VIN: 2C8GT64L21
Finally got the vehicle to act up in the shop. The draw was coming off the 40 amp seat fuse. Unplugged the passenger seat controls and the draw went away. The customer needed the van back and declined further diagnostics. Thank you all for you're help.
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3A8FY58B88
With only 34,000 miles, verified by carFax, I could not imagine basic failure. But I over estimated PT Cruisers! The compression on 1,2,3 was 160 - 185, number 4 was 70. Shop air to #4 gave noise at oil fill. Adding 3 squirts of oil increased compression to 12... Trouble codes: P0304 (Miss at number 4).
1992 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JB3XE74C3N
Customer elected to take his vehicle, did not wish to pursue it any further. However, I can add some information that may be helpful for someone else in the future. We did perform a sweep on the TPS both warm & cold & it was smooth through all positions. we d...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L abs code clearing VIN: 1D4GP24R15
we do may 2 types of scanners both could not clear code. gonna let vehicle go. explained to customer may have more problems. thanks for replies
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hard Start VIN: 1FDEE14H9T
Well, I finally got around to working on this old van! Customer was not in a hurry, so it sat for a few weeks. I had a fuel pressure gauge on the van the whole time it sat, and I still had about 30 psi. As many replied, replacing the IAC and cleaning the thr...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L timing VIN: 1FTYR10D81
Well finally this contraption is finished .The crank pulley has one hole that fits a 1/4 inch drill bit exactly that lines up with a timing cover hole at 6 o'clock ,after you have everything lined up inside ( cams and crank ) the pulley is installed lining up ...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA574X2
First of all I want to thank all that took thier time to help me out. Most of you realized, as I did, that I was making a mistake in diagnosing the problem and thought that it must be an electrical problem and not fuel or mechanical. Many of you suggested the ... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 missfire), P0316 (Missfire detected at start up).
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF57P24
Thanks to all the techs who took their time giving me a hand on this one. Allan thanks for the wiring diag. and telling me where to begin, anyways I have fixed this truck after putting a new FICM on it to bring back the primary voltage to 48v required to fire ... Trouble codes: P0670, P0232.
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L RPM Gauge VIN: 1FAFP56U36
Thanks for your help. Finally got car to act up when customer came to pick it up. Turns Out that the theft system problem. She is not really good at explaining to me what it was doing. The huming noise is coming frominside the dash. The RPM gauge, intermit...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2FAFP74V97
I would like to thank everyone of the 16 that replied. We did install a used trans with 92k miles on it. New filter, gasket, seals. Runs great. I was looking at the worn yoke that we replaced and it is scored pretty badly where the seal rode. I noticed al...
2003 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L oil pressure VIN: 1GTJK33103
I want to say thanks for all the replays I changed the oil and it was thin as water changed the oil oil pressure picked right up I asked them if they wanted to ck the inj for leaking they are going to take it to the sale thanks for the help
2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L Stall VIN: 5J6YH286X5
Hi All, We cleaned out the idle bypass valve and it seemed to work for a while. The customer states that it has stalled since. I will update the repair when they can leave the car with us for a longer period of time. Thanks again
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L 4x4 VIN: 1J8HR58N45
After sending vehicle over to another shop that has factory scanner I was able to find code for "Service 4WD". C141D Rear solenoid circuit. I previously removed cover to inspect and insure it was plugged in. It was. Based on the scan and the code I replaced re...
2009 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L Programming VIN: KNAFE22299
Thanks to all that responded. Jim and John were right in that the Kia dealer scanner was needed to switch the Kia brand sensor from high to low line, something my expensive and up till now flawless TPMS tool couldn't do. Oh well, live and keep learning.
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, No power
found no spark at left side cap found out it was the coil,cap,and rotor replaced all 3 parts and now running on all 8 cylinders the cap was getting spark but not enough to get to the plugs thanks for all the great advice on this nightmare Trouble codes: 24 (Intake air), 31 (Mass air flow), 41 (Tps), 47 (Tps sub system).
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L 3-4 shift VIN: JT8GK13T5S
We found it. After a lot of retracing and head scratching, we had the car off the ground and the OD engaged. We took it down, drove and it did NOT engage. On that drive, I noticed that on coast down, if you pushed the OD button either on or off, I could feel ...
2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L power door lock VIN: JT6HT00W4Y
customer suppose to bring the car back, we still waiting for that to happen thank you all for your ideas I will try them when he gets back.
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA24G2X
Randy and Edgar were right, I replaced the coils and all is well. Thanks everyone for your support. Pat
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Will Not Shift VIN: 4A3AC44G31
well guys , first thank you for the help , this one turned out to be a wire chafed aganst a bolt head , ever so small of a hole in the instlation right at the driver side of the motor head the big harness the wire went to the output speed sencer , the wire har...
2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L No Start
Ok everyone...this thing is fixed. I lied, I had pulse on injectors #1 and #3. No pulse on #2 and #4. I only found this out when I tested everything with plenum off. Had no spark on any cylinders. The fix was a CAM sensor. I can not believe it. Never wo...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2NE55M8S
First of all, I would like to thank you for your responses!!! After all the thoughts on icm I decided to put one in...no luck! So, leaning on the PCM, (even though the odds of the second one having the same problem seem slim)I started to recheck all my wires b...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B42
we found what was lealing was the plastic vac chamber inside the intake, part #[...] both discontinued and i could not find any parts.We sealed with an approved sealer but i have little hope that it will stay sealed. If anybody knows of any wh... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2007 Saturn Outlook XR 3.6L Unknown VIN: 5GZER23767
i guess i made a mountain out of a hill. it was just motor mounts.
2008 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GSDL63738
the customer decided to drive this way and keep up frequent oil changes, the previous owner had sludged up engine and the light would come on every day,now with a couple oil changes and cleaner you can drive a hundered miles or more without light coming on. st... Trouble codes: P0017.
1987 Subaru Justy GL 1.2L Runs Poorly VIN: JF1KA73A6H
Hello everyone and thanks to those who did send a message. This customer pulled this vehicle and junked it rather than pursue it very far. Thanks Ron
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L drivetrain VIN: JTEHF21A31
Hi All, Thanks for all the great suggestions. We dropped the rear diff and found very loose bearings. A used diff cured the vibration. Thanks again
2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L 4wd VIN: 5TDBT44A14
Thanks for the replys. We did find a faulty switch on top of the transfer case. As suggested, we bench tested switches after removal and sure enough, one was faulty. Retested for proper operation and all is good. We also told customer to USE 4wd on occasion...
2008 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEMU52N28
I took out the planum chamber and the lower intake manifold. Then I could see the knock sensors through the pipes. Wires are cut by mice. I took out the both side brackets of the pipe, and the pipe set moved free, but I could not remove the pipe from the valle... Trouble codes: P0333 (Knock Sensor 2 Circuit High Input Bank2).
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Alarm horn VIN: WVGBC77L04
Thank you for all the replies, we finally got this one fix and end up [...] be the signal wires short out with outer wires inside right rear quarter panel area. Customer also mention car in a rear end accident few years ago. More likely body shop didn't do a good...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8846L
Well lets keep the fingers crossed on this one. Replaced the regulator again and replaced parts of the return line that look fishey and so far all is good.Thanks for all the help!
1997 Volvo V90 2.9L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1KW960XV
Well as some of the euro guys said this can happen on volvos and is nothing to be concerned about-I will relay info to owner-Thanks for the responses!!!-Deke
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