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2006 Acura MDX 3.5L Misfire
Got this MDX in today with multiple misfire codes. You can feel this miss whether engine is hot or cold, all the time. I checked spark plugs and compression while I was at it. Plugs were marginal and compression for all cylinders was around 200 psi. I cleared ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 Misfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 Misfire)
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Interior lighting VIN: WAUDT74F05
Hello guys. We had this audi in about 2 weeks ago for exterior lighting issues so we ended up replacing both rear tail lights and comfort control module(which has been programmed). Now the vehicle is back with an interior lighting issue. When entering the vehi...
1988 BMW M5 3.5L Valves VIN: WBSDC9302J
I need to adjust valves on this vehicle- Is there any preferred tools and/or any special tips I need to know? Thanks!
1998 BMW M3 3.2L Release Bearing VIN: WBSCD9326W
Aloha techs vehicle came in with the release bearing melted, the sleeve that bearing slides on was gouged. We got a new sleeve ,trans input seal, release bearing, disc, pressure plate, pilot bearing, rear main, the whole works. My question is what is securing ...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBANA53564
Hi guys I have a BMW 525i here with an a/c problem. Actually I think it has more like 3 problems. 1st is that the air is not cold. The pressures on the high and low side are near equal. The black/green wire is ground at the compressor and so is the brown wire,...
1993 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L instrument cluster/hvac VIN: 1G4EZ13L0P
Greetings to all fellow members!I have a 93 Buick Riviera with what I thought was a cluster problem. Reading all the archives led me to the cluster. The vehicle will display both error and electrical problem messages on the cluster. At that time the cluster wi...
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L starter & fuel controll VIN: 1G4HP52K2W
This is more of a confirmation/ information request than a call for call for help. I am an former Oldsmobile master tech but its been awhile since I have dealt with pass key 2 issues. We did an upper intake on this jewel of a "leslober" and all was going well ...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Body Control Module VIN: 1G6KD52Y7V
Thanks in advance for any help on this one. Vehicle came in with a 1.6 amp draw. After isolating it to the BCM, we ordered one from GM and installed. Did not change the battery draw. In running thru tests, I noticed my BCM data on my Snap On scanner was showin...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1G6KD54Y82
car came in with abs and trac lts on pulled codes and found c1214 system/solenoid relay coil/contact circuit open and c1248 ebcm turned on red brake warning lamp. went through flow chart and decided to replace ebcm and bpmv once the new parts were installed th...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L security VIN: 1G6DM57764
Car came in with message dispayed "starting disabled, remove key" and code P1631, we couldnt remove the key and the car would not start. I tried to install the latest calibration into the pcm for this issue per tsb 05524A, but it still exhibited the same issue...
2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L high fuel pre. VIN: 1GYEK63N54
Had customers vehicle come in with check engine light on has codes for system to lean bank 1 and 2. Checked fuel pressure and pegs test gauge passed 100 psi. Wondering what controls fuel pressure? Vehicle has only one fuel line going to the engine. With no ret...
1992 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L shifting VIN: 1GBJK34K6N
This is for another garage. Truck came in with no reverse all forward gears worked just fine, replaced direct drum for no reverse, reverse now works great but stuck in limp mode second gear, no problem before.Has checked all power and grounds to computer and s...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W6Y
Hello fellow techs and thanks in advance for taking the time to read and help us, this vehicle came in with the typical intake gasket leak and cold start misfire. vehicle has 150k miles on it and never had a the MFI unit replaced, suspected faulty poppet. whe... Trouble codes: P1351, P0300
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.5L vibration in axle VIN: 1GNDV33L25
Hello all, thanks for reading. I have this vehicle here that is making my whole shop tear our hair out. This vehicle came in with complaint on clunking over bumps, tire wear and vibration on acceleration. The links took care of the clunks and we replaced both ...
2007 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L High Idle VIN: 1G1YY25U97
This car came in for basic maintenance and a check engine light. The code was a P0121. Everything appeared to be working properly, but the TPS% was 14. Inspecting the found a lot of build up. So I cleaned it and now I cant seem to relearn the idle. If it is st... Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle position sensor)
1993 Chrysler New Yorker Salon 3.3L Day time running lights park lights VIN: 1C3XC66R0P
Signal lense houses two signal light sockets. One using 3357NA and the other uses 194NA. Returned all wiring to OE positions and now have no left front signal or Drl. Side marker and 3357NA park light are ok. 194NA park light does not work[ground missing]. Ch...
1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Cluster VIN: 2C3HC56F1T
I'm trying to help a fellow tech at my shop. He tested operation of cluster and can actuate temp, fuel, rpm, and speedo. checked bus, power and ground at cluster ok, checked igntion feed at cluster. tested power and ground at bcm. tested igntion feed at bcm, c...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Wipers VIN: 1C4GP45R44
Customer had taken vehicle to dealership for problem with wiper blades intermittently stopping in middle of windshield. Dealership said they could find nothing wrong. What I have found is the supply voltage for the wiper motor when properly working is about 1...
2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3LA63H76
Does not have any codes and I replaced the Crank and Cam sensors. This car starts up and sometimes runs really unstable and then shuts off like you turned the key off. It also runs good and then abruptly stalls like a key off or crank/cam sensor glitch. The AS...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L engine idle VIN: 1B7KC2366W
This truck was towed in with this problem. Long crank time, then starts up, rolling idle for about 5 seconds, no throttle response,than it dies. Had a P1693 code. Customer had purchased and asked that we install a new updated Dodge lift pump kit and a new RB D...
2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Valve train VIN: 2B3AD56MX2
Thanks in advance, this car makes a bad rod sounding noise at idle but I think it is the valve train. Warned it up to operating temp. and the oil pressure does not come on. At high idle it sound like rods are going fly out but it sounds like it is in the valve...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FACP44MXP
Car will start & idle on exh.coil, but if intake coil is plugged up the car is getting a signal to intake coil & coils were switched.I feel like it is a pcm problem, but need to see if i can prove before I just stick it on. Thanks & God bless
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L fuel trims VIN: 1FMYU04172
ok so my problem is that the car is throwing a p1132 code for bank 1 sensor not switching indicating rich condition it is reading -20 on short term fuel trim when the kam memory is erased within 1 minute the fuel trims will flatline and go to zero the long ter...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.3L ride control VIN: 1FAFP34Z14
This vehicle has a good wobble side to side that seems to come from the rear of the vehicle in a sweeping right turn at 65 mph. You can also feel a slight uneven wobble when going through a straight dip at speed but not near as prominent. The left rear tire wa...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L Monitors not complet VIN: 1FTRF12266
This 06 f150 has been driven almost 1000 miles and the o2 sensor, o2 heater and cat monitors will not complete. Im trying to get this truck through NYS inspection. I read other similar posts on here about checking KAM and IAT sensors. The truck doesnt loose it...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L no speed reading fround wheels only VIN: 1FBNE31L46
Gentlemen, hopefully I could get a little in put on this one, checking data out put on road test and see no MPH on both front speed sensor's, rear is connect , have pain stack inly, check wires and connectors for opens, corrosion, ext,,, researched IATN AWSOE ...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNE24W56
first there are no codes driver said before the alternator was replaced van did fine but after the was done the van started cutting off when he slows down and he's rihgt it cut off with me 2 times going straight or in a turn or stop & go i need help please i h...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L calipers VIN: 1FTSW21P57
These items are new calipers, hoses,rotors and pads. no ABS codes front end tight. When applying brakes truck pulls to the left.
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58XXW
I have this trooper here setting a P0101, the code will set if I hold it at 2500 rpm in neutral for about 30-45 seconds. Once the code sets the PCM doubles pulsewidth and the engine runs way rich until fuel trims can get it under control, which puts both short... Trouble codes: P0101
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Idle oil pressure VIN: SAJHX1040X
It seems that an approximate 100 RPM change between idling in gear and idling out of gear results in the warning light being on (in gear). There is no provision I know of for increasing the idle as the idle speed is controlled by the engin management sysytem. ...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L check engine VIN: SALMF11474
Have code 22,oxygen sensor2 before cat ageing TV,replaced both oxygen sensors,check engine light came back on same code
1996 Mazda B2300 2.3L Blowing #24 fuse VIN: 4F4CR12A0T
On this truck, the number 24 fuse which is for the CCP on the clutch pedal. When depressed while cranking the number 24 fuse will blow. Checked continuity on the CCP and is good. Tried to jump the terminal for the starter relay and the ignition and still will ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Bas /Antiskid VIN: WDBJF65F5W
No codes just bas light and antiskid lights on ,we had a broken switch so we installed a aftermarket switch and the light came on ,so we oredred new from mb same thing no codes
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L ABC Suspension VIN: WDBSK75F93
Leak at o-rings, replaced,, fluid pumps thru system, but ABC will not pick vehicle back up..still sitting on tires.
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Wipers, Radio, Blower VIN: WMWRH335X7
Hello everyone! i have this mini cooper s convertible with a phantom operation of the radio, wipers that come on whenever they want and the a/c system is not operational, the head controller for the a/c system is new and as per mini is a plug and play, found t...
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L exhaust VIN: JN8AZ08W13
car is making a moaning noise when you accelerate. sounds like an exhaust noise, and it sounds like it is right underneath of you when your driving. i have inspected exhaust system and engine mounts and air intake ducting, all look o.k. we have put 2 different...
2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L Throttle Body VIN: YS3ED49A94
I replaced the throttle body in this vehicle cause car would not start and when it did it would just die. Vehicle idles fine now but keeps throwing code p1230 after i replaced the throttle body. Do these have to be programmed?
2004 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G8AF52F84
TECHS, THIS ONE CAN NOT BE FIXED ! I'm convinced of that. We towed this Saturn from a local used car dealer. He bought it at an auction - not running. I assured him we could fix it. No data at ALDL, no crank, no start , ses lite on with key. Fuel pump doe...
2009 Smart Fortwo Brabus 1.0L No Start VIN: WMEEJ31X49
Hey all you Smart techs out there. Have a smart car here that has a long crank, hard start when cold. when it starts it runs rough and clears up and runs good for the rest of day. I have cleaned throttle body, and it doesn't matter if you use the throttle duri... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303, P0300, P0455, P0457
2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 2.5L 2-3 shift VIN: 4S3BL62639
Have only been able to duplicate one time. Vehicle at normal operating temp. Driving down road at 35-40mph, car will not upshift from 2nd to 3rd. Rpm's read about 6500rpm. If you let off the gas pedal while driving then press it again the car will then upshift...
1994 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JT25K12E6R
When starting the Tach goes up starting at 2500 and will go to 7000 rpm with out engine runing, it sounds like the injectors are going at the same rate as the tach and floods the engine.Any Toyota tech ever seen this befor? Richard JB Import Auto
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Misfire VIN: JT3HN87R3Y
Attention Toyota Techs, mystery needs solving. This 4Runner came in with the complaint of a very intermittent misfire condition. The engine would be idling and suddenly run rough, when the customer steps on the gas she claims to hear a popping noise coming fr... Trouble codes: P0172, P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L engine cooling fan VIN: JTEEP21A44
Radiator cooling fan runs with the ignition off. As soon as you turn the ignition on the fans go off but will come on when the engine gets hot. The problem is with only the radiator fan (the drivers side fan). The condenser fan comes on when the AC pressure ge...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H8W
This Jetta came in as a crank/no-start. Found the codes listed, all for short to ground issues. We cleared the codes and the engine started for two key cycles then the codes reset. Now, the codes can be cleared and will stay cleared with the key on. However, a... Trouble codes: P1225 (8- All four fuel injectors short to ground), P1425 (EVAP Purge Valve Short to Ground), P1472 (EVAP leak detection pump short to ground), P1613 (MIL Call-up circuit short to ground the MIL is operating.)
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L engine noisy top end
costomer had vehicle to several other shops to have top end noise diagnosed.Informed to change oil with premium oil,no change.Then told oil pump needs replacing,this is when we got the car.Replaced pump engine still noisy oil lamp flashes when idled up.Any iss...
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WVWBM7AJ9A
This car was towed in, customer stated that the turbo was wineing it lost power and then quit running. It cranks but wont start. checked fuel and pressures with the help of identifix, all ok. There are no codes present. My tech disconnected one of the intercoo...

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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L corner brake lights VIN: 1GNDT13S95
this was a real waste of my time on this truck , turns out she was telling me the brake lights were the center sockets on the board and they are really on the top of the board. seems alot of folks have this issue and thanks to her bad info i did not think to c...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G33
P1188 was set bc of an over boost condition. When the turbo would spool, it would kind of howl and swell the throttle body boot. From working on turbo volvos and vw's, I knew this to be a waste gate issue. Removed heat shield on exhaust manifold and removed... Trouble codes: P1188.
2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L main power to all electronics VIN: 1C3LC46K17
Hello guys, I am closing this request because it's been almost 2 weeks now and I haven't been able to reach this customer, and he hasn't returned. Either the vehicle quit doing it, he took it somewhere else or he's just living with it for now--he was a first ...
2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L ignition system VIN: 1B3EJ46X3Y
I appreciate everyones input but the customer declined anymore diag time and just decided to live with the issue. Thanks again.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Laramie 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18N93
Ok - here goes. First we decided to pull the oil pan. Didn't find much sludge, but there were pieces of timing chain guide clogging the pick-up screen. Looking up around the timing chain, we could see a broken guide wedged in there. The guide broke on the left...
2003 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1D7HL12X53
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU59H18
Thought I had closed this, but, anyway, I bench tested the solenoid both ways. There was no difference that I could see. Although I don't think it would matter, I used the 1 and 2 designation on the wiring diagram to assign the power and ground wires. Trouble codes: P0446.
2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
Hello, Happy to report this is fixed. Triple checked for air leaks, none. Reset PCM, no change. Under special tests w/ genesis scan tool found a " tps relearn". Gave it a try and instantly brought idle back to normal. I suspect this was needed after we... Trouble codes: P0507.
2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L range switch VIN: 5FNRL38418
Customer took the vehicle and said he would bring it back but never did. thanks for all the good information from everyone who helped. if it comes back in and i find a repair i will post it.
2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L power liftgate VIN: 5FNRL38659
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L speakers VIN: 5NPEU46F06
thankyou every one for the help seems to have been a connection issue at the rear antenna module wiggeled every thing and noise stoped
1990 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L transmission
wish to thank everyone that gave suggestions for repair. After putting in 3 clutch kits, 3 master cylinders and 3 slave cylinders all from different providers still did not work. Finally found and ordered a OE style clutch line and hose and after bleeding agai...
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L cooling fan
Prior to the CEL coming on, there would be static in the radio caused by interference from the alternator causing radiator fan relay code. I replaced the alternator and the problem was fixed.
2007 Jeep Commander (Truck) 4.7L Stall VIN: 1J8HH48P07
Thanks for all of the replies. We looked at everything that your responses told me to look at. Finally I got to the point that I am ready to replace the computer. The customer lost his job and decided that he did not have any money at this time to continue try...
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7L Final drive module VIN: 1C4RJFCT5C
I decided to monitor power to the final drive module by back probing at the module (under the driver's seat) with a DVOM and by having Witech along for a ride. After about 45 minutes of driving, nothing occurred so I decided to called it quits. When I got bac...
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Starting VIN: JTDBS18290
I wanted to thank everyone for help and great tips, especially David who suggested that I check the ignition coil and ECM. The problem was IGT wires from cylinder 6 between ignition coil and ECM. The ignition coil was getting power, ground and 5v from ECM; but...
2005 Lexus LX470 4.7L Steering Rack VIN: JTJHT00W75
Thanks to all for quick responses, it seems Ralph helped nailed it ! Apparently battery disconnect cleared memory in VGRS system, and my (previous) lack of knowledge on this system contributed to problem. However a system reset/recalibration using Autel Maxida...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Controls VIN: WDBJF70J01
Turn out the ACC (Remanufactured Units from Programa) that World Pac sells has quality issues. We finally ordered our third unit and 95% of the buttons worked which led us to order our 4th unit which worked 100% and issued was resolved.
2009 Nissan 370Z Touring 3.7L cam timing VIN: JN1AZ44E39
customer did not approve further repairs possible vvt module bad was un able to control intake valve timing causing a cam phase issue possibly due to cogged oil passages found no metal or shavings in engine or oil pump pickup was clean no signs of being clogs ...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L temp acuator VIN: 1G3WS52H0X
Thanks 2 all how replied, and gave me a good direction on the vehicle. unfortunately I was not able to fix the car. Do to the fact that the customer did not want to do anymore to the car, and took it. Thanks to all who replied this is a great sight.
1993 Plymouth Laser 1.8L No Start VIN: 4P3CF34B0P
2005 Scion xA 1.5L Clutch VIN: JTKKT62425
No one had any other ideas than we had, which helped in knowing there wasn’t anything common to this vehicle. Pulled clutch and found the material on one side of the disc shredded into strands and coming off. It must have started when she couldn’t shift and bo...
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Temp display on climate control VIN: 4T1BF28B43
We were unable to duplicate the problem. Most replies pointed to the control head being the fault. Customer is holding off on any further testing/repair.
2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L Axle seal VIN: JTEBU17R55
This one is fixed. Thank you for all of your help! We first checked the vent (I feel dumb about not doing so before) and found that it was not restricted. I bit the bullet and ordered an axle and seal from Toyota. Installed Toyota parts, vehicle was driven ove...
2007 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Front Brake Calipers VIN: 1NXBR32E57
We were finally able to recreate this proble,upon inspection we found that the right front wheel and the left rear wheel where locking up. we loosend the line at the master cylinder going to these wheels,and the brakes freed up. we replaced the rebuilt master ...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1LS5647W
We removed the oil engine oil cooler system, and put the "block off" plate on the oil pan. Drove the heck out of the car with no trouble. As the hot weather is behind us for another 9-10 months, and the car does not get loaded down with people & stuff, I think...
2008 Volvo C70 T5 2.5L Air Bag VIN: YV1MC67238
replaced the steering column with another column and the problem was solved. Does not seem right that you can take the igniter out and hold it in your hand but it is only serviced with the column. Thank you to all and hope everyone has a great day.
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