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Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L readiness monitors VIN: WBABS33402
hello, I am exhausted on this one. Started out with a check engine light on for misfrire cyl. #3 and one for a thermostat it's been months ago so I don't remember the codes exactly. I replaced the spark plugs and inspected the coils I replaced the thermostat, ...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
First, thank you for any and all help that you can provide. I've read through the archives and have not found any other scenarios the same as this one. I've been working on this truck for 2 weeks and cannot figure this out. Initially it came in (flatbed tow) w...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L 4x4 engagement VIN: 1FTZF1825X
Vehicle came into the shop with no 4X4 operation. Applied vacuum to differential activator and both sides are working freely. Checked all vacuum lines that are accessable (OK). I have searched Alldata and the internet for hours trying to find a correct wiring ...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing chains VIN: 1FMZU34E8X
Installed used engine in my step daughters car due to right (rear) chain guides coming apart. After installing the new one I have P0171 and P0175. Bank 1 lean and Bank 2 rich. Confirmed by watching fuel trims. Bank one adding fuel and bank 2 subtracting. Searc...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPX14504
This truck came in with a surge. Had replaced fuel pump module, fuel pump, and filter. While driving fuel pressure is at 40psi. Truck is still surging. Changed oil and spark plugs. There is a random misfire code, but no specific cylinder will come up. Can hold...
2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5L Transmission VIN: 2FMDK36CX8
Initial Take Offs Shifts Ok 1-2 Slips 3rd And Then Shifts All Gears. p2704 Trouble Code. Pressures Low reverse, drive, and low at idle and wot. ohm wires from tcm to pcm all clean with both connectors unplugged, pin #1 ohms open with tcm unplugged and pcm conn...
1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start
I have this Civic that came in with a no start. I found the CMP signal was not coming from the distributor. Ordered a distributor from a junkyard and waited for customer approval. He decided to sell me the car for $500. Great. I install the new distributor, s...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18743
Thanks in advance. This pilot was in a collision with a deer on the right front corner. After 500 miles since the repair it has picked up misfire codes for 4,5,and cyl 6.It has had new coil packs and plugs. Customer says vehicle never run rough . We cant make ...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2JB1246V
engine barely run.cigarette lighter fuse was blown but still no codes,fuel pressure good,only runs with MAP unplugged and NOTICED ENGINE COOLIN FANS ARE ON WHEN COLD,THE INSTANT U UNPLUG MAP TRIES TO RUN BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH,ENGINE FEELS GOOD WILL TEST FOR .5 V...
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L Air mix actuators VIN: 4T1BB46KX9
Fellow techs. This camry has a problem with the HVAC system. The driver side will only blows cold air. The passenger side works fine. I can watch both motors. The driver side does not move at all. Scan data shows the proper operation of both sides. Data shows ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Charging VIN: WAULF78K49
All testing still indicated a problem with the alternator. With the LIN wire connected to the alternator the data bus on-board interface J533 could not communicate with either the alternator or the J367 - Battery Diagnostic Manager (negative battery cable). ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GBJC34255
found good way to check injector pulse on these motors. hook up timing light and put the pick-up on each wire, the light will flash at each injector pulse. went ahead and did a injector flow test and found 6 out of 8 injectors not returning fuel. 1 whole bank ...
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Trailer brake controller VIN: 1GCVKREC2E
I guess I'll close this help request with a fix (if you can call it that) The short answer: The 2014 Model year looks to be different from previous years depending on how it is equipped from the factory. According to the Silverado Web site ...
2003 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B3HD56MX3
Few hours ago got some time to work found a broke igintion coil and a ear broke off the map sensor. Compression test 1-92 ,2-100, 3-101, 4-120 ,5-130 ,6-120 Timothy-No transmission code today just the low battery Mike-It was a little better today warmed up to... Trouble codes: P0306 (Missfire Cyl6 was initial complant now wont come back on but still missing), P0052, P0174, P0700.
2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Mechanical
After talking to the customer in detail about my findings, I have learned that he has not owned the truck for very long and that prior to his purchasing it, the selling dealer needed to fix trans problems it had (which they said were completed successfully at ...
2009 Ford Escape Limited Hybrid 2.5L Steering Column VIN: 1FMCU59379
Just want to thank the 3 people who responded. Even though my request didn't fall under the normal help request criteria you still offered your help. Basically if anyone ever does a similar repair on this type vehicle please note that other modules will have t...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Engine VIN: WMWMF73598
This one is a fix. This is a common problem on Mini's, that Mini recognized. Calling our local dealer we got a complete timing kit for 65 bananas, they are giving it away because they know they have a problem and don't want it to become a full-blown recall. Th...
1998 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L Engine Idle VIN: 1N4BB42D4W
Many thanks to all of you guys that took your time to help me with this one: Clifford, Mikol, Brandon and Robert, Brandon nailed it down, the tps was out of adjustment. Thanks to all of you!!
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L brake booster VIN: JTDAT1238Y
I waited a week to hear back from the customer on this one. It's fixed. Ultimately there were 2 problems with the car. The booster took care of the brake pedal problem. After putting the booster on, I drove it a few miles. I wasn't happy with the idle. So agai...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWSE69M03
Well, thanks for all you replies, I learned a lot and am confident in my diagnosis of failed turbo oil seals. My customer is going to have to put some $$ away for this repair, so I won't be able to confirm the fix until then. I will certainly post the results ...
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