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2007 Acura MDX 3.7L Battery VIN: 2HNYD28237
This Acura has a 380 to 390ma draw and the battery goes stone dead. Read up on the HFL module and disconnected it (behind center console hvac controls). The draw goes down to 168 to 172ma. I pulled a few fuses (listed above) but no luck. I supose I could keep ...
2007 Acura RDX 2.3L Turbocharger VIN: 5J8TB18537
I have an '07 Acura RDX that came in with code P2263 (turbocharger boost performance). There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of information on this code. PID's on scan data read that the boost pressure sensor reads a peak of 203 or 204kpa and then drops to abou...
2005 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Electronic VIN: WAUML44E45
Hello Group, We have replace the rear brake control module and rr parking brake motor for water intrusion. We had a similar repair to this car a few years ago with success. The module was swamped and there was water in the harness connector for the rr parking...
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L Srs Light On VIN: 4USBT334X3
Battery replaced, read SRS code - 93E7, Alldata is useless here, Identifix had nothing, previous Iatn posts refer to weak battery? Tried to erase, but codes return, another previous post mentioned passenger side door Airbag. Tested as per the posted procedure,...
2008 BMW 328i 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVC53528
multiple misfires. replaced coils and plus. runs good at 1500 rpm and about. has problems below 1500 and idle
2008 BMW 328i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAVC57598
Hey all you BMW folks out there, This request is for a little clarity on this BMW. The car came in for standard 60k service and while attempting to reset the services I found I was unable to reset the Vehicle inspection conditional service warning. Very stran...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G4WS52J82
Vehicle in question came in with a surging and stalling problem at light throttle on cruise. Tech before me replaced coil. problem still there. I get vehicle and monitor scan data and find map stuck at 1.2v. monitored voltage at sensor with meter and got same ...
2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L liftgate VIN: 5GAER23798
we replaced the battery cuz it failed load test 3 time. installed batt. charge gauge erractic. alt seems to be working.had cluster rebuilt. message shows service 4wd. car is fwd. whats up with that
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Maxi Fuse VIN: 1G6KD52Y5T
Customer states headlamp fuse blows when H/L switch is pulled Found the 60 amp maxi fuse missing . Installed a new fuse and tried to operate headlamp system . Works OK for me. Lighting 60A Maxi fuse powers up headlamp fuse,hazard fuse,stop fuse , mirror fuse a...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L co265 VIN: 3GNFK16T51
co265 abs code reaccouring
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
2004 Chev 3500 with a Duramax and automatic. The truck runs excellent most of the time but sporadically starts to run very rough, loud and perhaps not on all 8 cylinders but never actually stalls. Otherwise, runs great at all speeds - highway and city. The fo... Trouble codes: P0089 (Fuel Pressure regulator), P0192, P0101 (Mas Air flow sensor)
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L EVAP system VIN: 2004TAH0E5
I cannot find Mode $06 definition for the following code...ECU ID:$10 TEST ID: $02 COMPONENT: $50 Normally I have access to Mode $06 Data from ALLDATA software which my shop has. DO an GM techs or mechs have the master list to Mode$06 definitions? Or define w...
2004 Chrysler 300M Special 3.5L Hard start VIN: 2C3AE76K64
Vehicle complaint intermittant long crank time. Could not duplicate problem. Ck'ed fuel pressure static and residual static was 58-60 psi then it drops to 30 quickly then down to 10 psi. I sold a fuel pump. The next morning while waiting for the pump i went to...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.3L Cluster VIN: 2C4GP44R05
This vehicle came in, customer had jump started the vehicle and since then the cluster will not work (no gauges, lights). Tried to hook up our verdict and the only system it will let me communicate with is the PCM, no others! The problem is we only get this ve...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.3L insturment cluster VIN: 2B4GP44312
have this 2002 dodge caravan that I put a alternator in because of a bad bearing. put a new alternator in and it drove fine and everything else but the next day the dash gauges pegged on us and I guess the alternator started to overcharge at that time. I don't...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Mode door, temp door VIN: 1D7HA18NX5
The A/C LED indicator and the Defrost LED indicator are both flashing continually anytime the ignition switch is on. The a/c compressor comes on and the suction line is getting cold but the control head will not direct the temp door actuator or the mode door a...
2000 Ferrari 456 M 5.5L unknown VIN: ZFFWP50A6Y
Car came in from another shop with oil overfilled and smokes from tail pipe. Also it overheats within 5 min of start up. Cust states Valve cover job was done at the other shop. We adjust oil level, drive around for a few days, still smokes & overheats. We remo...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Power steering punp VIN: 2FMZA5147X
Can't figure out why i cant cure the noise in this windstar's power steering I changed the pump. Noise went away for a week then the rack noise went away for another week. What am I missing? I ve flushed the system many times. No luck. It's the in laws vehicle...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Misfire, No power VIN: 1FTNE24W76
Hey guys,need some help on this one. 06 ford e250 4.6,came in with 164,000 miles on it,vehicle misfires slightly,has no power and no codes,i removed cats seems to be a little better but cant really get a good read on the performance with the open exhaust,dont ...
2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD WT 6.0L SDM Communication VIN: 1GTHK29K98
Customer stated ONSTAR was calling him concerning an accident. Air Bag light was on. Later both his pretensioner blew. Customer thought his vehicle had electrical fire. We inspected and found SDM corrosion. We ordered and replaced module. The plan was with new...
2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8JN72D65
n0 start no communication with computer can communicate with all other systems no spark fuses good power and grounds too computer good
1993 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JALB4B1A3P
Good evening,Ive got this npr that cuts off and on while driving.Sometimes it has a long crank time in the morning.It has a chev.350 engine.The fuel filter was clogged.The fuel pressure is 16psi,the volumn looks low. can anyone tell me what the fuel pressure a...
1999 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L Starting
hello techs. have this 99 mpr 5.7 chev. that cranks but wont start, hafe of the fuses in cab are dead no power on ether, side,ecm fuse no power ,no check engine light, no blower motor, drivers side main fuses are good fuel pump runs,battery concetions good loo...
2007 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K17
I am Chrysler tech working at a dealer. I rechecked cam valve timing. All ok. From a other used car I switched over cam and crank sensor. running compression-static comp-cylinder leakdown test compared to other bank is ok. Vacuum is steady at 18-17 inches. Pcm... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0306
2006 Kia Optima LX 2.7L No Start VIN: KNAGD128X6
Thank you all for your time. Hopefully some kia techs have run into this.Customer complaint is no or hard start after fueling veh once started it runs and starts fine I went with her she put 40 bucks in and did not top off. I verified 2 times (she brought it b...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Lighting VIN: SALAE25466
Truck came in customer complian the rear tail light & brake light are acting up, here's the problem : when you braking all the brake lights works fine, when you turn the headlight light on the brake lights comes on too,I checked there's no trailer hitch on it,...
1997 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8CH32Y4V
Well this vehicle is got me stumped at this point. Thanks ahead of time for your help. Car came in for oil leaks. Did not test drive before repairs. Leaks coming from timing cover area and lower pan gasket. Suggested crank seal and cam seals and lower pan rese... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L throttle acuator VIN: JT8BD68S7X
Car came in with no throttle reponse and check engine light on for Code P1128 Throttle control motor lock malfunction. We checked throttle control motor for voltage coming from control unit.No voltage was found. We researched and found that when you reset code...
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G11
Greetings: Customer came in with a concern that the check engine light is always on. Verified concern-found p0442-evap system small leak detected. Tested canister control vsv and found it not holding neither pressure nor vacuum. Had to ordered part. Cleared co... Trouble codes: P0440, P0442
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L abs VIN: 1LNHM87A42
I have this ls that the abs activate on almost every stop. As i watch the data on the scan tool it shows all wheels at about the same speed but dose not seem to match road speed. I have seen about 15mph for the wheels when I know I was driving at 45 mph. But I...
2010 Lincoln MKS 3.7L pedal VIN: 1LNHL9DR2A
hello, we have this car that came in with the rear brakes making noise.we checked found somebody put new pads on bad rotors.So we changed the pads and we have a brake pedal good when car is off.start it up the pedal sinks half way and feel spongy.we...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Srs VIN: WDBHA24G8Y
Has anybody ever seen or dealt with this code before on a Benz.Have I scan 11 scanner with a code 33. Im not sure if this means a bad sensor-conn issue or even if has any thing to do with the door sensor? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advanced.
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 5.5L Alignment VIN: WDDDJ72X57
Can not find alignment specs. Does any have Alignment specs for this car please let me know what the min and max for camber and caster Thanks.
2008 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 311 2.1L body control unit?
I am not a MOT tester but specialize in elec /engine management problems but this one has me stumped in the ABS/ESP systems i have a fault code (C11A5 CAN message, engine control unit Accelerator pedal value invalid) there are no fault codes in any other syste...
2005 Mercury Montego 3.0L harsh downshift 35-25 mph VIN: 1MEFM40185
hey techs; i am replacing the valve body with new ford part on this 2005 mercury montego as recomended by ford tsb# 8-24-1 for a harsh downshift at 35-25 mph and am hoping somebody has done this and can assure me it works.there are no code and there has never ...
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L idle high VIN: 1G3WX52H71
Hello all. I have a problem car that idles high intermittently. I couldn't duplicat the problem at first so I threw a IAC on it and gave it back to the owner. The car came back in the next morning idling at 2000 rmp. I tried to control the idle with the scan t...
1986 Pontiac Fiero SE 2.8L Unknown VIN: 1G2PF3792G
This is a kit car and has been converted into a Lamborgini Diablo. It has a 350 lt1 motor and a tranny out of an 07 Pontiac Grand Prix. Simple question. Is there something inside the tranny that could cause the car to stall when placed in drive or reverse? The...
2006 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Misfire VIN: 5Y2SL65836
Men I need some help,I get this p0351 code.The car came in with this code and no contribution from cyl. 1 when hot . I was getting no pulse to the injector. power was there but no signal from the PCM. I went to the PCM and no trigger coming out.Replaced the PC... Trouble codes: P0351
2001 Saturn L200 2.2L dash gauges,security light,daytime lights VIN: 1G8JU52F21
Hi: I hope someone has seen this before. KOEO or KOER fuel gauge and temp gauge pulse most of the time, but not always. When gauges go to 0, security light flashes and daytime running lights flash off. This happens with a frequency of 5 -10 seconds. Odometer r...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L A no start condition VIN: 3VWCF21C8Y
Thank every one who takes their time to offer help and support from the iATN network. Thank you. ... And in continuation of the above related repair history. Today, we have removed the front crank cover and have made sure that the left crank dot aligns with ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L noisy operation VIN: 3VWST81K76
Hi VW techs, we a 2006 jetta diesel here with a dsg auto trans. It came in with a complaint of noise while driving. we could hear a clattering and grinding noise from trans area when acellerating. With the vehicle on the lift and a tech acellerating the car i...
2004 Volvo S40 LSE 1.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS27514
Vehicle came with bad misfire, Engine mechanical checked ok- good compression and passed leak down test. Had bad coil connector, so replaced. Installed new plugs, tried new coils and 2 wires - no change. sometimes runs quite OK - 99% improved. but soon go back... Trouble codes: ECM44, ECM45

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1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14K3K
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE REPLIES! 1 Bad Spark plug breaking Down happened to be the problem! THEY WERE ALL BRAND NEW AND THE SCOPE ON MY VERUS NEVER PICKED UP THE MISS!?!?!?!? Sorry it took so long! If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck...
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Water pump drive seal leak VIN: 1G1YY22P4S
Well all is well. First we did use the factory GM LT1 service tool kit on the first 2 seal installs. We ended up pulling the timing cover and found the bearing on the drive for the water pump that sits behind the timing chain had over .080 side to side movemen...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBJK39154
Well after all this head banging and second guessing my self I advised customer and they decided to pick up the truck as is and let their mechanic take a crack at it. I am so thankful for all the responses, they really helped me in this diag. I am looking for...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1ZT51F86
well finally got this one running. rodger from kansas hit it, apparently owner of vehicle put half a tank of diesel in this car! I dropped the exhaust to verify backpressure issue ,then noticed diesel smell and raw diesel in exhaust manifold.then went to the m...
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L SRS module VIN: 1GNEV23D49
Thanks to Robert, Dustin, and Craig for your replies. Although helpful they were not what fixed this problem. Tech2 and [...] were the problem. This vehicle is on the same platform as the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, and Buick Enclave. Well that was the f...
2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L brake pedal too high VIN: 2A8HR54PX8
Well, I think its fixed. One of the replies [I only got 3, the least I have ever gotten} was to use oe master cylinder. So, I thought, lets give it a try. Put one on, customer was leaving for Florida a week later, they said they would let me know how it was...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Front brakes lock up VIN: 1B4HS28N4Y
I Would like to thank all of you for the help, You all rock. So a couple of things on this one, First we found that when the brakes were applied with little pressure the brakes were ok, also when hit hard that's when the lock up would happen. So we borrowed an...
2004 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L Misfire VIN: 1B3EL36T54
I got it. Jeff, you had a good thought on the purge, seeing that it would dump into the rear cylinders first. I did block it off with out change. Skyler you nailed it though. It was bad fuel! The first sample I took was in a small beaker that we use to determi... Trouble codes: P0305 (p0306-), P0306 (testing and results).
2009 Dodge Charger SE 5.7L Engine/valvetrain VIN: 2B3KA43T19
Thanks for all the help. The heads were sent to a machine shop. The rocker arms showed pitting and the top of some of the valves showed abnormal wear. The machine shop was told about the valve noise it was making and is thoroughly inspecting everything. My apo...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTYR11U4W
I'm a little disapointed in how this situation turned out. Thankyou for the replies. After three full weeks of searching, and learning, here is what I found. This is DEFINATELY a returnless system. The best i can tell it was only used on the 1998's. The par...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU1768X
Was programmed wrong or incomplete. Had guy come back and redo it .all is good . Thanks for all input
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Camshaft Sprocket VIN: 1FTZR15X3Y
Thanks everybody for your advice..I decided to replace the engine..If the camshaft sprocket had broken clear of the cam,it is obvious that there is an underly problem..Cam bushing,oil pump drive or something is seizing.
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Battery VIN: 2FMDA55472
Thanks everyone. I guess we just didn't wait long enough. It was the REM and it did finally go to sleep. Patience patience!! Thanks again!
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L no crank at times VIN: 1FAFP55213
thanks to all 8 replies. after several days of testing, i thru a ignition switch at it. not much of a fix. i have contacted customer, no problem so far.
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuse 29 starter VIN: 1FMZU63K03
first want to say that all testing was done with starter disconected starter does not apear to be the issue also by passed the nuetral switch not a factor wiring ? possible i agree that we r picking up voltage some were but if i use logic probe instaed of igni...
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L no crank VIN: 1FMCU04145
after spending more time on vehicle found a device that was installed in vehicle causing power suply and no start condition.removed device and put wires to original condition and the vehicle starte just fine.
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP34N07
We have this vehicle fixed. I was not convinced that we had a transmission issue but we pulled transmission and suspected to find wear possibly in the stator bushing. What we did find was rear cover bearing pitted and wore selective shim, and bushing wear on O...
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Thermal limiter VIN: 2HGES16533
Replaced thermal limiter, had to removed old one in pieces, compressor worked fine afterwards no abnormal noises. System pressures normal. I was able to change without moving alternator but probably would have been easier with it out of the way.
2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 5NPET46CX7
We have confirmed it was a transmission shift issue as we first suspected. There are several TSB's on these transmissions. We performed the transmission TSB 12-AT-017 - which is a reset and relearn of the adaptive learning. That fixed the problem. Thanks...
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L cooling fans VIN: 1J8FF28WX8
Thank you everyone who replied. TIPM was the problem with this vehicle. Once I removed it out of the car and inspected the boards, there was a lot of corrosion there and one microprocessor was completely burnt. Installed one from a junk yard and everything wor...
2003 Lotus Esprit V8 3.5L Starting VIN: SCCDC08283
well after countless hours of testing and confirming what i have found. Thanks for all the help guys .It ended up being the ecm replaced now all is good.
1999 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Stall VIN: 2P4FP2534X
First, thank you to all that took the time to reply. I appreciate your advice. We had already replaced the front O2 sensor, substituted a known-good coil and laid hands on what I thought was every inch of the wiring from the fusebox to each sensor... It tu...
2007 Saturn Vue 2.2L Cooling fan VIN: 5GZCZ33D27
Thanks everyone for your help. The problem was caused by a loosing connection. The pin in the pcm connector for the fan 1 relay control was loose and loosing connection. We re secured the pin and the circuit code has yet to return.
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Starting VIN: JF1GD67666
Replaced ignition lock on steering column due to inop solenoid for key interlock.After that it worked intermittently found microswitch at shifter sticking due to coffee being spilt on console at some point in vehicles life.Thanks to all of you who replied.
2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, <4000rpm VIN: 4S3BL61657
Thanx for all the input. I finally found a loose connection at the ecm black corner ground connection. Wiggle tests would temporarily solve the issue. I jumped the suspect wire from 2 inches out from the ecm to the circuit board without luck. Changing the con... Trouble codes: P0082 (Int. valve control ckt. low voltage bank 2).
2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5L Awd VIN: 4S4BRBKC8C
thank you all for the help. After checking the right transmission oil, executing transmission relearn procedure, checking tire sizes, problem remained. Customer has 2 floded cars with the same problem. This week he will try to swap good known transmission. wi...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Running VIN: 3VWRA29M4X
Thank you for all the help. The customer has not returned, so I have no new information to share on the VW. Thanks again, and have a wonderful day.
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1KS9517R
Thanx all is fix now.. the fuel pressure regulator was bad. I pull the vaccum hose many times no visual leaks at all. Then I went to check fuel pressure again no pressure at all the dam fuel gauge is wrong reading 1\4 tank and it was running on fumes which is ...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L engine VIN: YV1TS94D4Y
So far no start. everything seems to be running correctly, but I have discovered none of the ignition coils are sparking. If anyone has any information on this feel free to PM me. Also, I checked all the fuses and they seem to be ok.
2004 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L Surge VIN: YV1TS59H64
I sent the customer to the dealer for the software update and consider it fixed. Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: ECM13, P0101 (Air leak intake), 919A, 913C, 990A.
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