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2000 Acura EL 1.6L low power
2000 acura 1.6 el. Low power at all speeds. Starts very well, idles smooth, no codes, decent mileage. Vehicle seems to be lacking power at all speeds. Very noticeable on hills. I drive a 93 civic sedan 1.5l auto non-VTEC, and it will run circles around th...
2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WAUDF78E17
This Audi turbo won't stay engaged. It boosts up to about 15 psi than turbo pressure drops to 5 psi or less, its difficult to keep the turbo engaged. We originally checked (and replaced the recirculation valve, no help. We replaced entire turbo assembly-no hel... Trouble codes: P0234
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L outside door handle VIN: WBABJ8326W
Now when the window is raised fully the door wont open from the outside. If you lower the window about an inch it works fine. when the window is raised and you close the door it raises up the last little bit to form a tight seal.it will open fine from the insi...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAET37482
Vehicle has extended crank when cold, or after 6 seconds engine-off during warm-up. There is a whoosh sound from the intake manifold area just before the problem will re-occur. Engine starts right up if cranked prior to the whoosh... Crank time is approximatel... Trouble codes: 08 (MAF Signal), A8 (Thermostat Stuck Open)
2005 Buick Allure CX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality
Vehicle intermittently still has very low idle, code p0335 returned and additional code p1133 for o2 sensor which was never there before. Cannot reproduce low idle in the shop or driving it, any suggestions would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0335, 01133 (o2 sensor code)
1992 Cadillac Brougham 5.0L Chime Module VIN: 1G6DW54E0N
Car came in shop. Cust states the chime module will go off by itself. Test car and yes at times it will either slow chime or middle chime or both. May do it once or all day and drain battery. Using the system check table & system diagnosis table and the test i...
2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCDT19X63
whats up gear heads i just changed the lower intake gaskets and had to replace the lower manifold because of pitting in the water port where the gasket makes the seal. i had to remove and reues the spyder injector(the new style with 6 injectors) when i had rea... Trouble codes: P0122, P0200, P0300
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L ecm VIN: 1GNEK13T06
06 Tahoe cel on codes p0172,p0175 bank one and two too rich found ect,iat and map sensor readings drop out intermittently and randomly. wiggle test on harness had no effect all three components are separate circuits to ecm. im leaning to a faulty ecm. anyone h...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1C3EL55U51
Overheating with vapor coming out of the air intake. No smoke out the exhaust. Coolant comes out of the overflow bucket when it reaches 200 degrees F. If you cap off the bucket, it will push by the cap at 220. The fans do not come on but will work when the ECT...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2D7JB21Y93
Hello everyone. This van was towed in off the interstate where it stopped while driving 65 mph. Testing shows no spark from the coil. I have voltage at the coil when cranking and the cam / crank sensors appear to be changing counts while cranking. The coil cod... Trouble codes: P0351 (Coil primary ckt), P1388 (ASD Relay ckt open or short)
2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L Cruise VIN: 1B3EL56R94
After cruise was initially diagnosed and PCM was ordered, the cruise would work at times. Replaced PCM, test drove over 20 miles, cruise worked properly. Customer picked up vehicle, said cruise worked for a while, then stopped working. When cruise works, I hav...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Ignition System VIN: 1FTWW33F2X
No Technical Service Bulletins at this time, though this is a common problem among consumers. Glow Plug Solenoid replaced. What are your thoughts about the Intake Air Heater going out? I have mixed reviews from peers with shops in town. Thank you for your help...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U72
Hi all, The vehicle came in originally with in intermittant no start and stall. Found fuel rail pressure at 25psi, replaced fuel pump. After fuel pump replacement found fuel rail pressure would usually hold around 40psi, intermittantly would read at 15psi (ha... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor A cicuit range performance)
2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L compressor clutch VIN: 1FMEU74E47
hello to all. i have acompresser clutch that keeps melting the center rubber and throwing belt. this is the second clutch.compressor seems to run all the time.is this normal?have checked all pressures .low side 30 high side 300. compresser sounds normal.has an...
2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Reverse VIN: 1FAHP35N19
Hello Techs, This 09 Ford Focus came in with No Reverse. No codes present and drove forward fine. We called it a bad trans and got a 30,000 unit from a local yard. Installed the unit with the used units electronics . Oh no ! No reverse. what am i missing ?
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16532
hello HONDA tech's, this vehicle is driving me crazy, it acts like the cat is plugged, will start but idle's poorly, then has no power. I have pulled cat same results. I have no communication with computer, check engine light is on,have checked all voltages at...
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L air/fuel VIN: JHMCM56393
Hello, the honda accord is displaying P1157 code after scanning the car. Though the check engine lights disappears after erasing the code but comes up after a short distance,even before leaving the garage. Please from your wealth of experience kindly advice wh...
2004 Hummer H2 6.0L powersteering VIN: 5GRGN23U54
Hello I have this 2004 Hummer that came in with power steering noise. Fluid was dirty . We flushed the system and all was good .Then a month later it came in with no assist . We replaced the pump and it was good for about three weeks .Then we replaced the pump...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: SAJEA71C54
Customer had rough idle, no response to acceleration "Reduce performance" message. The car was towed.This car is always starting and runs fine for us. The fault code is related to fuel pump circuit. Before condemning the pump, we measured fuel pressure. Idle 4... Trouble codes: P1338 (fuel pump circuit), P1672 (no information adaptive speed control module)
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Engine VIN: KNDUP13183
Hello everyone, we have an 03 Kia Sedona in the shop. it came in because the engine was vibrating like it had a misfire. first we scanned for codes but we didn't see anything... so next we looked at the spark plugs and found that they had been done in the last...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.0L Air Suspension VIN: SALAE24425
I need help from Land Rover guys. I have a friend with a 2005 LR3 with a bad suspension compressor. I purchased a new one from the dealer but it has been redesigned and does not come with any directions. Can anyone supply me with info on how to install this th...
2005 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LW28J35
Just purchased this vehicle as a non-runner without keys. Had new keys made(non chip)and attempted to start it. There is no light on the dash indicating an immobilizer and the ring around the ignition cylinder is steel. My locksmith says a plastic ring would i...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Starting VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
Hey guys,i have a 98 ML320 and cannot find the DAS mod. I also have a 00 Ml320 and it is where alldata says it should be, but on the 98 it is not there. The only module i can find uder the dash it the tcm. Any help is greatly appriciated
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L auxiliary battery VIN: WDBUF65J33
Greetings, Hoping for some help from the Mercedes techs out there. We have this vehicle in the shop and it has the red battery light on the dash, again. Checked normal vehicle battery in trunk and it is good plus alternator is charging, however, the auxiliary ...
2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L HVAC system VIN: 1MEFM55S04
Help! We are really pulling what is left of our hair on this one! This vehicle loses its charge within a half a day. We have repeatedly checked for leaks, both with dye and a halogen detector and come up empty on results. The system passes the vacuum leak-down...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L power window VIN: JN8DR09X11
This one for the Nissan techs out there. After replacing the window motor and installing , when you press the switch in auto to close the window , the window would come to full closed and the it rolls down about 6 inches and stops.As far as I know this is the ...
1993 Plymouth Laser 1.8L No Start VIN: 4P3CF34B0P
car was hard to start customer tuned it up plugs wires cap & rotor customer said it ran good 2 days started to work car would not start. So he towed it here there's no fire to the plugs. I have 12v power to the coil. I tried a new coil & a new distributor stil...
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G8JW52R1Y
We have a new customer that itermittently runs rough at idle and throws code p1510. No diagnostic flow chart to speak of in alldata. Have checked basics, cleaned t-body and did ecm reset and t-body relearn. It runs great until it warms up then it shuts down. W... Trouble codes: P1510
2009 Subaru Forester X Premium 2.5L Traction controll VIN: JF2SH63639
C0071 Steering angle sensor output. I can see data from steering angle on the scan tool as a graph with no dropouts...I reset the steering angle sensor G sensor with a snap on Verdict with the latest update from snap-on...before resetting this i had codes C005...
1990 Toyota Corolla GTS 1.6L ignition VIN: JT2AE98C1L
Alldata having issues taking my credit card info to look up diagnostic and ohm/volt readings for two pickups in distributor and igniter readings. Please provide into. Also, wiring diagram from igniter to ignition/ecu is helpful. No spark and rotor in distrib...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BE32K03
Car came in on tow truck with broken belt and top of radiator split open and oil and antifreeze mix sprayed out. tried to start engine and sounded like it wanted to run on one cylinder. Oil smelled like charcoal. Sold a reman engine and installed, new plugs an... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B61
Car came in from a transmission shop in pieces. They had replaced cam sensors and the ECM. After coming in we double checked timing to find right side had jumped and was a tooth off. We pulled the cams, replaced the tensioner and positioned the cams with the c... Trouble codes: P0346 (Camshaft Position Sensor A. Circuit Range/Performance. Bank 2), P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor A. Circuit Range/Performance. Bank 1 or Single Sensor)
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Oil pump VIN: WVWEU73C66
This vehicle came in with rattling timing chains and complaints of stalling. After much research and consideration we accepted the challenge of replacing the timing chains and associated parts. This was done using the factory tools and parts all purchased from...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61T94
Vehicle came in on tow hook, died when driving will not restart. We drove it off the tow truck into shop,idled bad,had to feather throttle to keep it running. Sat in the shop over weekend and I got chance to look at it. Cranked it,car started and run for about...
2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L Engine VIN: YV4BZ98228
We have a strange engine noise. Removed all belt, alt, water pump etc on rear of engine. We removed the (READ) or Accessory Drive assy and DO feel a tight bearing feel on one of the main idler gear bearing sets. But tear down of bearing shows no major problems...

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2005 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Ride height adjustment VIN: WAUML44E05
Group, First off thanks for your time in assisting with this trouble car, sharing your knowledge is greatly appreciated. We did end up replacing the auto ride height control module, went through recalibration, all suspension modes worked successfully. No mor...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L smokes VIN: 5UXFA53593
Well customer had the car towed away and is looking to sell it since it had so many other issues. Some guys said o2 and cats toasted and others said probably fine. So I warned the customer of possibly bad cats and or 02 so that killed the sale but at least she...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Odometer VIN: 5UXFB33563
hi group i received really good info on this bimmer. i send the cluster in for repair to a company called myairbags.com i got excellent service 24 hr turn around with life time warranty. the coolant or waterpump issue was the valley pan plate leaked and the co...
2007 BMW M6 5.0L Abs/Traction Control VIN: WBSEH935X7
This one is finally out of here!! After a lengthy backorder we installed the whole unit,hydraulic and dsc control unit.When I removed the control unit you can go through the back and power up the pump motor.. in this case motor was dead,so no hope of repairing...
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L alternator and cluster
Thanks for all the help. It turned out that the owner at one time had wired in some under vehicle lighting and for some reason tapped into the wiring down aways from the front axle solenoid. He removed the fixtures but left the wiring. The bad tape job near th...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L steering VIN: 1G1AJ52F65
Thanks to all who replied.I just could not shake the feeling that it was the tires.It had the signature. I followed up on several of the comments, re re axles and checked for binding-none. Trans = 4t45e -has the stub shaft,some play but could not fault. Don't...
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC5K0C85B
Thanks to everyone that took the time to help. I found that the level sensor was bad and needed to be replaced. It was on back order but was able to get the tank assembly that included the level sensor. Checked everything out again but it still set a DEF Quali...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 5.9L rear defrost button VIN: 1B4HS58Z42
Sent to dealer to replace and program new heater-A/C control head.
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L 4lock, Svc, 4wd, 4lo VIN: 1D4HD58D04
I have yet to hear back from the customer on this problem. Perhaps no news is good news! Thanks to all that took the time to reply to this request.
2006 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L air conditioning VIN: 1D4GP25R76
Thanks for all your help. It's fixed & down the road. The key moment i should have caught on to was when i unplugged the compressor connector the fuse blew right away. When i got back on the van today i put a new fuse in & asked a helper to tell me when the f...
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L 4th Gear VIN: 3D3KS29A18
Thank you for your replies, I finally got this one fixed! I had to have Dodge warranty the solenoid pack and reprogram it again. So far so good, keeping my fingers crossed.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTWW31PX5
Thanks to all who replied and yes i replaced the dummy plugs and the oil pipes in the back with the updated parts from FORD put new Orings on all injectors and new IPR truck is finished starts great runs like a FORD. Trouble codes: P0470.
2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMFK15527
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES PATRICK WAS ON THE MONEY WITH THE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR... CAME IN MONDAY(LABOR DAY) UNPLUUGED SENSOR AND BINGO PURRS LIKE A KITTEN ! Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft detected vehicle immobilized), B2425 (Remote keyless entry fault), U0155.
2007 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA82B67
Thanks for all the help in trying to repair this vehicle. We checked out all of the wiring in the system, and the entire system was normal. After this we came to the conclusion that it had to be a defective ECM causing all this grief. Replaced ECM, programmed,... Trouble codes: P2444 (Secondary Air Injection Pump stuck on Bank 1).
1995 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY19PXS
thanks all for the replies, I have ConfirMed that the problem is not the crank sensor. found a broken harness at the distributor but strangely 4 wires on the distributor but only 2 in the harness. once I have more time I'll get back to it Trouble codes: 12 (Direct battery input to PCM was disconnected within the last 50 key-on cycles), 33 (An open or shorted condition detected in the A/C clutch relay circuit.), 54 (No fuel sync camshaft signal detected during engine cranking), 55 (Completion of diagnostic trouble code display on the malfunction indicator lamp check engine lamp.).
2001 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FA59SX1
Martin from Michigan said that some Jeep's shut off fuel if the PCM detects it not starting (PCM removes injector pulse) That is exactly what is happening. It does not start because there is low compression on 5 of the 6 cylinders. Robert from Hew Jersey said ...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL 4.5L location VIN: 1070441200
I first tried another compressor no change, so I replaced expansion valve and that fixed it. it real cold now
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Airbag system VIN: WDBWK56FX5
Thanks for all of the good information. Customer took it back to dealer who was able to clear the code without it coming back. Seems the Maxidas cannot do this. I could not find a weight sensor module on this car, so I assume it does not have one.
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L engine chain timing VIN: WDD2110561
Well,one big nothing.I did not recieved any helpful info except for buying another part.One more time we dissasembled exhaoust vanos,again we found nothing to indicate that part is damaged.After installation car is running good,customer says there is no idle s...
2008 Mercury Milan Premier 2.3L Surge VIN: 3MEHM08Z48
I removed the intake runner control solenoid and bench tested it. I found that the solenoid was leaking at times. I put a new solenoid on vehicle and it hasn't surged since.
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Pinging VIN: 1N4BL11E13
As Paul suggested I did a volumetric efficiency test and got 53%. Fuel trims were all good so this confirmed a good MAF and a restriction in the exhaust system. Many of you were right about the catalytic converters. Customer agreed to replace them and the p... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1).
2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L No Start VIN: 1N6BA06B46
paying attention is very important. i had put the relay in the incorrect position as i did not pull the ipdm. so i replaced the 3rd relay from the left in the view with the ipdm in place not pulled out..well, pulled the ipdm and put it in the correct location(...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S03
We have not been able to figure this one out, very frustrating! We looked at the fuel trims, at idle total fuel correction average is -11.0% and air mass deviation is -8.0%, at 3k RPM total fuel correction averages 2.5% and air mass deviation averages about 2%... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple misfire).
2001 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN87R51
Ok So I knew i had a vent valve problem with the canister. I grounded the Canister closed valve and the pressure switching valve. then i grounded the Purge VSV with the engine running while monitoring the pressure sensor on scan tool. once i got about 20 i sto... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap System).
2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBU40E39
Let me start by thanking everyone that tried to help. This vehicle has left and the customer is going to try another computer. Everything indicates that the computer is at fault. Wiring is good, voltage and ground to the MAF is perfect. When I unplugged the A/... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass airflow range performance), P0172 (Bank1 system rich).
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