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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for March 2, 2013
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1996 Acura TL 2.5L Pcm VIN: JH4UA2659T
This veh came in with complaint: cranks but will not start. I checked for codes (no codes). Checked for spark (spark was intermitten). Checked for inj sig (inj intermitten). Compression is good. Veh would start and run fine, you may cut it off and come back la...
2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L domelight/prndle VIN: 1G4CW54K82
when accelerating prndle guage and dome lights flicker or when coming to a stop. looked up tsb's none exist checked all power and grounds all tested ok
2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1GYDE63A14
hi fellow techs. i've got this srx wich has been involved in a front end collision.vehicle was a no start when it arrived. when first scanning it there was multiple communication, abs, evap, fuel level,02,and coil codes. the pcm c3 connector was damaged and w... Trouble codes: P2301, P0351 (Ign coil a primary circ prob), P2319 (Ign coil 7 cont circ hi), P0357 (Ign coil g primary circ prob), P0353 (Ign coil c primary circ prob), P2313
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRF12258
Vechicle came to me from another shop that didnt have reflash capabilities after ecm replacment. Reflashed and started found it running rough setting a p0352 (thats the reason the ecm was replaced) Ive lab scoped the signal at the pcm. driver a and c have sign... Trouble codes: P0352
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L Stall VIN: 1GTHK23D26
GM techs, I was called in to program the BCM after a very competent shop replaced it. The programming went perfect until I tried to do the 10 minute VATS relearn TIS 2 Web, this is where I got the generic error message, "check connections, don't replace the mo... Trouble codes: U1000 (Lost communication with a module.)
2008 Honda Fit 1.5L engine misfire VIN: JHMGD38438
Car came in with check engine light and a po304 code. Appeared that the car had the original spark plugs and coils. Changed #4 coil and installed 4 new spark plugs. The code came back almost immediately. The engine appears to shake mostly when cold,and does se...
2007 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L head lights VIN: KNAFE12117
This is a strange! I have had this car in here several times for Check Engine Light on. Most often it is for a EVAP system very small leak. Have never found a leak after repeated smoke testing, vacuum testing and even pressure testing. Last couple times it has...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Lighting VIN: JM3LW28G0Y
This MPV has a very low amp draw that will drain the battery empty after a day of not running the van. I traced the problem to the "room" fuse which is the interior light fuse. With the fuse pulled there is zero amp draw. With the fuse in it draws .3-.4 amp (i...
2008 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 4F4ZR47E78
Repeated fuel pump relay failure. This truck has had the fuel pump relay replaced 3 times over a 30 day period and is coming in next week for further diagnosis. The owner states that the engine has hiccuped for a second or two on some of the days it eventually...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L pedal soft and low VIN: JN1CA21DXT
We had blocked off rear lines and pedal was firm. I suggested that since problem began when rear calipers were replaced that he should start here. We replaced rear calipers and hoses. Alas, pedal is still lousy. Pedal gets firm on second pump every time now. W...
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D4W
Car came in for no-start. Checked all power and grounds to ecm and wiring to distributor. No spark, but everything else seemed ok. Flow chart stated to replace distributor. Replaced distributor and immediately started and ran. Test drove vehicle for a couple o...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D52
Hi all, I have this 2002 Altima that came in to have the vehicle speed and engine speed sensors replaced. The tech replaced them, but the vehicle will not start. I had him put the old sensors back to see if it was a sensor problem, it not. What im finding now ...
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L inop when cold VIN: 2G2WP55206
Good Morning all. I have a 2006 Pontiac Gran Prix in the shop with a stumper. The remote start feature will not work when cold. When you press the lock button twice the horn will chirp and the doors are locking then the park lights flash and thats it. if you s...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 Audi S4 Cabriolet 4.2L Power Steering System VIN: WUARL48H34
Not sure why, but iATN system does not let me post 2nd update. for this reason, I am closing this help request. the car is still in the shop(customer does not use the car in the winter) and other then pump pressure test, we did not do anything yet. In shor...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2CNBJ13C31
Thanks guys,sorry for taking so long to close but I have been sick.Most of you guys nailed it.The owner came by and told me the exhaust cam gear bolt had backed out on him.I rechecked and the cam dowel was egg shaped.Fixed dowel re-timed and it started and idl...
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1GCGG25U84
changed crank and cam sensor, made it a little bit better, was told to check in to coolant sensor, checked and found broken wire to temp sensor and replaced sensor and harness. also followed tsb for throttle body cleaning and induction, all things made a slig...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L not shifhting VIN: 1GCEK19J87
Thanks to whom responded. Most told me that it was internal so I removed trans sent off to trans repair. Just waiting to find if trans shop finds any thing. Again thanks.
2008 Jeep Wrangler X 3.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FZ24158
Replaced the rear o2 sensors and took for a road test after about five miles it died and would not restart. Fuel pump died. Replaced pump and all seems well. Thanks for the advise! Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300, P0161, P0440, P0452.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA24D4J
Thank You to all who replied.the connector was a 14 pin just aft of the under hood fuse box. This vehicle needs valve seals, & I was trying to get it as good as possible before going over everything it needs with the customer.The 50 RPM increase helped a lot, ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L reset VIN: WDBSK75F53
thanks to everyone who responded. the net of my problem turned out to the time remaining before sevice b due. It was showing about 600..After many attempts and much time spent, the customer agreed to drive the car and get closer to service b needed. The day of...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L transmission VIN: 4A3AK34Y0S
the automatic transmission filter was clogged up with gunk would not suck up any fluid. Flushed system and changed filter an car runs fine now.
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