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2002 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire VIN: 19UUA56652
Let me make clear first that this isn't a problem car. I'm setting up new equipment for the first time and need a little help. This car runs fine. This is a question directed towards anyone with a Verus/Modis and a Snap on 0-500 pressure transducer. I'm tryin...
2003 Acura TL 3.2L 3rd gear VIN: 19UUA56603
i have this TL that came to me with no 3rd gear and would freewheel after driving awhile, classic, needs rebuild, torn it down and did not find anything i usually see(most of these 3rd gear is burnt, the small filter screens are clogged up and the filter in th...
2005 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L speedo/odometer VIN: 2HNYD18685
Removed cluster found used part had been installed. I have 4.89 volts at blu/wht wire C3 at cluster, VSS out circuit from PCM also has 4.89 volts at pin B26. I have unplugged the 5 other modules this circuit goes to and still have 4.5 volts on this circuit. Is...
2006 Audi S4 4.2L Steering Pump VIN: WAUUL78E66
Hi Techs, I have this 06 S4 Wagon in the shop. It originally came in with an intermittent no power steering assist. We Verified that the pump was bad. We installed a pump (Remanned unit from ZF) and did the bleed procedure from Alldata. this pump was incredib...
1995 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Starts in 2nd gear - Shift solenoid A VIN: 1G6KF52Y4S
This old Cadillac is not making sense to me. I can get a 1st gear start to begin with, but will then start in 2nd after initial drive cycle. It will begin in first if I cycle the ignition again or I put into self-diagnostic mode. My question is this, I have re...
2005 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y65
Our problem is to try and solve intermittent harsh shifting. We have code P0172 which indicates throttle position sensor 1 circuit short/low. Testing verified that TPS is good but that we have no 5 volt reference coming out of computer pin#8 at connector 2 of ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Throttle Position sensor circuit low/short), P1811 (Max. Adapt and long shift)
1995 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKC34F4S
Customer brought me this diesel truck, says every now and then will shut off on him, usually starts back up. Sometimes it will run poorly and have no power, other times wont start at all. Did have the 2 codes in it. I havent verified his concern but he says it... Trouble codes: 36 (Injection Pulse width error long responce), 35 (injection pulse width error short responce)
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP54L93
Thank you in advance for any assistance today, this vehicle has been driving us up the wall! Sorry for the really long description but I have no other choice, I want you all to have as much background as possible. The main problem with this vehicle is a stalli... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire 3), P0442 (evap small leak), P0455 (evap gross leak)
2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 2A8HR44H68
Van drove in with complaint of would not start every time, would have to cycle key, found recommendation to disconnect battery to clear memory form Identafix. After doing so, vehicle will not start at all.Turn key nothing happens does not power anything up. Fo... Trouble codes: B2102
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck TRX4 5.7L 4th to fifth shift VIN: 1D7HU18287
having problems shifting from 4th to 5th. when it does shift in to 5th the tires lock up for a split second. this only happens above 50 mph. fluid level and condition are good. if tow hall mode is activated trans goes to 3rd and wont shift up or down.
2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Stall VIN: 3D4GG57V79
Vehicle came to us after a dealer replacing the cam sensor (appears old sensor reinstalled) and now telling the customer they need a (I'm guessing cam) sprocket. Vehicle is towed in, customer states it stalls when driving. It stalls once for the tow truck dri... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam position sensor intermittent B1S1)
2012 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2EL2C
Hello there. I work for the City of El Paso, Texas and I am trying to find the source of the problem for a fleet of 25 propane-only powered 2012 Ford E-250 vans. Here is the problem; each of these vans have been back to the Ford dealer multiple times for stall... Trouble codes: P0009 (Unknown)
2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Camshaft VIN: 1GKER33797
Just looking for a little more information before I tear into this motor. Has a few codes in it P0172& P0175 both system rich codes, P0300 (we all know this one) P0366 Exhaust cam position sensor performance B1 and P0496 Evap system flow during none purge. My ...
2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Door Adjar Indicator VIN: 1HGCG5649Y
The door adjar light on the cluster will flicker when the engine is reved up. I found a loose ground behide the dash panel and tighted the loose bolt, I then rechecked adjar light by reving the engine and it would flicker on and off but not as often. So I then...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L engine VIN: 1HGEM22921
Car came in running hot. After running test found it had a blown head gasket. Pulled head and replaced with reman. unit. After completeing the head job went to crank veh. a little hard to to start but when it did start check engine light came on and engine had...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L AB Module VIN: SHSRD78814
test drove vehicle for numerous other unrelated repairs, Tires and alignment, heard cycling noise when appling the brakes, Noise coming from left rear checked rotor and found rotor warped causing the caliper to slide back and forth when appling the brakes. rep...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L temp sensor VIN: SAJNX2743S
first thanks for taking the time to read this and offer advice. The coolant temp gauge reads hot the car is not overheating.The coolant temp sensor for the gauge at operating temperature read from 84 ohms to 92 ohms which is a normal tested the the gauge in th...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Noise in exhaust VIN: 1J8HR58N76
The customer complains of a thumping noise under vehicle while sitting at idle in drive. We were able to reproduce the noise by brake torquing and letting the engine idle in drive. It would not do it every time however it sounded like miniature backfires in th...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on
Hello, I got this rover here putting the check engine light on with two codes P2096 and P2098. Code definition on the scanner says Post catalyst fuel trim banks 1 and 2. I smoke tested the intake manifold and then smoke tested the exhaust system. No leaks at a... Trouble codes: P2096, P2098
2008 Mazda RX-8 Touring 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1FE17308
I am back again folks, i first ask for help with a no start condition, which we now have it running, but #1 and #2 coils show no sign of firing when a timing lite is hooked to the spark plug leads. all four coils have been replaced and wires with was ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Suspension VIN: WDBHA28E6T
This noise in the r.f. presents only when braking @ idle speeds when backing-up. The front wheel(S) react just like an older M.B. or domestic vehicle would if it had worn strut rod/reaction rod bushings i.e. a "clunk" noise and forward wheel movement when brak...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Air Bag Srs Light VIN: WDBLJ70G22
Vehicle came in for no power door locks, windows or a/c, removed carpet and found carpet and carpet pad wet, appears to be flood car. Inspected wiring harness found CAN conector severly corroded,repaired and test drove vehicle. Had good test drive after gettin...
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 3.5L Strut, tire
V.I.N. [...]. The system wouldn't accept my vin? I do Mechanical at a body shop, the tech that replaced the fender and whatnot noticed the left front tire was rubbing on the strut. It was a new (Refurbished) wheel and tire, I never saw the old one ...
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G3HN52K3S
Vehicle came in with a crank and not running issue. it will start for like a second or two and it will stall right away, sometimes i can get it to run normally and it will run for a while and after four times or just letting it seat for a while it will act up ...
2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Heater Drain VIN: 1GHDX03E71
Carpet wet on the drivers side
2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BE6354Y
This car has a P0122 that will not quit. It takes a couple weeks to return after the code is cleared. I found a TSB for this and replaced the TPS with the updated unit from Subaru. I have checked all the connections and checked the wire harness as close as pos... Trouble codes: P0122
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L speedometer VIN: JT2AE09V3S
Customer came in with the speedo only working to @30MPH or jumping around. I used the test on Alldata and the VSS tested bad and replaced it, worked great for a day and a half, now the speedo reads double what the vehicle is going. Figured the sensor was bad s...
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L oil leak VIN: JT3GN87R8V
need help on how to replace cam plugs on back of heads. Does not seem to have enough room between head & firewall to get them out and back in. Do the valve covers and rear cam bearing caps have to come off? Thanks for any help Joe
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L timing belt VIN: WVWMD63B04
We are about to replace the timing belt on this vehicle. Are there any tips or precautions or updates? I would also like to know if there is a clear procedure for putting the front end in the service mode? Any details would be appreciated. Thank You!
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WVWAK73C26
Greetings!!! This Passat came in for an intermittent hesitation and an intermittent stalling pulling away from a stop. Customer stated it was more likely after making multiple stops and sitting for 20-30 minutes between. Had these 3 codes, P2181 (implausible c... Trouble codes: P1281 (Cooling System Implausible Signal), P0513 (Incorrect Immobilizer Key), P0442 (EVAP system small leak)
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Misfire VIN: WVWCK73C87
hey guys I need a second opinion here I have a vw Passat 2007 2.0turbo with a cylinder number 1 misfire, I changed the injector, changed the plug, intake manifold gasket, check for vacuum leak, check compression, changed over the coil, check high pressure pump...

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2006 Acura TSX 2.4L V-tec VIN: JH4CL96806
Evidently, I had removed and tested the WRONG SOLENOID! This engine has 1 on the rear, and 1 on the END of the cyl. head.. I needed to replace the one on the END of the head, the one with only 1 bolt holding it in, also cheaper of the 2... Guess that explains...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABS33401
First I want to thank all who replied. After performing several test we found that the cluster wiring had been rerouted and was pinched between the steering column and dash. This was the first time I have seen this. Removed wiring and repaired broken wires ...
1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L compressor shuts off VIN: 1G4HR52L1R
Well salvage yard told me 1992-1994 a/c programers were interchangeable. I put a 1993 programer in and apparently they were wrong and 1994 is part number [...]. Tech hotline says this is causing my problem. As I stated, compressor does not cycle and refrige...
1995 Buick Century Special 3.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G4AG55M5S
Thank You for all the replies. We fixed the vehicle with a fuel injection cleaning. I was not able to test fuel trim at the different speeds. I had performed a top engine clean before the inj. clean but that didn't help so I didn't think cleaning the injectors...
1993 Chevrolet C3500 Silverado 6.5L Overdrive VIN: 1GCGC39F5P
This one is out the door. Most answers mentioned taking care of the TPS codes first. Interesting fact is that you had to access the codes through the transmission portion of the scan tool. There was no way to access them from the engine menu. It takes a specia...
1995 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1BL52P9S
Ended up replaceing the egr valve and it corrected the problem. The old valve was stuck open pretty good. Thanks For all the info..
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W61
what a long strange trip this has been,, thank you all for your help.. the fix was aonther new coil.. i dont understand why though, i removed the plug wire at the plug, installed a spark tester, spark would jump half inch, which should be enough to jump a s...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Compressor VIN: 1GNEK13TX2
Upon the recomendations of many, I evacuated the system, pulled the orifice tube out, found that it was 100% plugged, removed the condensor and checked it and it was done, I replaced the condensor, orifice tube, flushed and backflushed all lines and evaps, ...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L Misfire
Thanks for the advice, it is fixed! The genesys scan tool was showing injector kill number five, but like a couple of people said it was the fifth in the firing order #2. I was stumped thanks for all the advice. Justin
2008 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAHP33N18
Thanks to everyone that replied. Those that said bad ground were correct. We had a poor main ground. Cleaned and repaired the ground cable. We also ran a second ground to the engine block and to the body for good measure. Car left working correctly and has bee...
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L Ride control VIN: JTJBT20X63
Currently waiting on rear air bags from dealer seems they are on back order as well as arnott.Right air bag was blown in turn computer shut down to protect air pump some how got system working and found leaking bag
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Valve adjustment VIN: 1070441202
Thanks to all of you that have helped out, you guys are great. Well this is where the rubber hits the pavement so to speak. The injectors were leaking so replaced them and the compression was good. I went to check the valve adjustment and the valves were tight...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hits neutral when accelerating from stop in Drive VIN: 4A3AA46GX1
Well we have passed this one on to the trans shop. Disconnected the shift cable and manually shifted it to D, still has the problem. I believe the customer that it did not have this problem before, we've been dealing with him for a long time and I don't think ...
2006 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L Timing Chain VIN: 1N6BA06A36
Thanks for all the replies. This was an auction truck (insurance salvage) and the noise was very evident at idle once we got the truck repaired and running. Oil was dirty (no oil change sticker on windshield) so we have changed the oil twice and have put about...
2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L Trans. Shift VIN: 5GZCZ33D65
OK sorry to wait so long to close but these folks took their car home early on after my looking at it with intention of returning it to try a used TCM if we could find one & they called me last week & said they decided to take the car to Auction as it was. ...
2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L rt ft cv axle VIN: 4S3BH67564
thanks guys I went with a NAPA one and so far so good.
2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Stall VIN: JF1SG65664
Still not finding where RPM signal comes from, although probably crankshaft sensor. Intalled sensor, has not died for four days. Trouble codes: 11 (Engine speed signal circuit).
2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Caution light on VIN: JT2BK18U32
Well I sent this one on it's way. I could not duplicate the problem again in the shop. I did load test the HV Batt and it past the test all cells dropped to approx 14 volts and are pretty even. Customer needed car so I sent her on her way.
2003 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L lites on abs and brake VIN: 4T3ZF19C83
we found 60 amp fuse blown at pwr dist box on drivers side now have pwr at abs
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Headlights VIN: 5TBET34146
I Haven't Fixed This Yet. Vehicle Has Not Returned. I Will Add That It Doesn't Seem To Have DRL. Not Sure What My Next Step Will Be But If Something Develops I Will Post What Happens. Thanks
2008 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L hydraulic VIN: 3VWJM71K78
Master Cylinder was faulty ... after replacement and using the correct bleed procedure , we got a much better feel and no sinking of pedal . Customer admitted soft pedal has been an issue for some time but " Forgot " to mention it, Diag Tech should have caught...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Info VIN: YV1LS61J2Y
Thanks for all the replies. I did end up getting the software installed. thanks.
2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L not sure VIN: YV1CM59H33
customer did not want to spend more money on the car so he took it without it getting fixed. all things were checked except for pulling the rear diff and axles
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