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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Mechanical VIN: 19UUA65585
Motor is out, we are swapping the clutch over and the flywheel (dual mass) has a 1/2" of slop back and forth from the top section to the lower section, is this normal? I would say not. We were planning to replace the clutch but I think I'm going to need a flyw...
2005 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L starting vehicle VIN: 2HNYD18875
The vehicle is experincing an extended cranking. The extended cranking is most likely to occur after the vehicle is warmed up and has been sitting for about an hour or two - example when the customer goes into church when they leave the vehicle experinces a ve...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E84
We have a 2004 Audi A4 Quattro in the shop with a very intermittent problem. Every 700 to 900 miles it will set 2 camshaft codes: P0014/16398 - 16398 - Bank 1 camshaft B (exhaust), retard setpoint not reached, upper limit reached. P1997/18405 - 18405 - Frictio... Trouble codes: P1997 (18405 - Friction too high exhaust cam adjustment bank 1), P0014 (16398 - Bank 1 camshaft B exhaust retard setpoint not reached)
2009 Audi A3 2.0L Mil & Epc VIN: WAUHF78P59
the vehicle cam in with EPC light on, customer stated transmission shifts late. Scanned all systems: No codes in transmission, Engine has Code P0211- angle Sensor 2 for throttle (G188) implausible Signal- intermittent. went through the test procedure in alldat...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAR3347Y
Cylinder #1 misfire on cold start. Misfire consistent until check engine light illuminates and code P0301 is stored at which time the ecm kills the fuel injector. Injectors have been cleaned, swapped coils, swapped plugs, swapped injectors misfire stays on cyl... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
1971 Chevrolet C20 Pickup 4.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: CS241B6412
Can this carburetor be fixed? This occasional use old truck has no power under load. When cold, drives OK. When warm it goes lean when throttle is opened over 1/4. No power, backfiring, etc. When opening the throttle slowly under load, there is a distinct poi...
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY6782G
Service engine soon light will come on and sets code 41- cylinder select error and runs very poorly/ will not idle without feathering throttle. Tested powers and grounds at the pcm and found to be present. Code then says to replace the pcm/prom assembly. Since... Trouble codes: 41 (cylinder select error)
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEK14K5N
Came in for no start if cranked normally but will start if fuel added to throttle body. Verified no injector pulse when cranking, power supply ok. Ran "No Start" flow chart, injectors would pulse if High Reference circuit coming out of ignition module is touch...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L engine swap VIN: 2G1WF52E92
We are stuck doing an engine swap.The replacement engine is from a 2004 grand am and the cam sensors are different.I am wanting to know can this be used without changing cams??? The trigger is different as is the sensor.Any help is appreciated.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Transfer Cas VIN: 1GNEK13Z34
We have a transfer case hat will not shift out of 4 wheel high. codes C0300 rear propeller shaft circuit malfunction/C0305 front shaft speed sensor fault/C0306 Motor A/B circuit malfunction/C0321 transfer transfer case lock circuit fault/C0327 Encoder circuit/...
2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCDM19X95
i have a 2005 astro van 4.3 and it keeps showing number one misfire it has been to just about every shop in the richmond area and has a stack of repair orders that have shown they have replaced all injectors,fuel meter body,fuel pump and filter,fuel pressure r...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2B7HB11XXY
looking for a little help here from the domestic techs. I've got a '00 Dodge ram 1500 van with a 3.9 engine. towed in; cranks but won't start. fuel pressure a little low at 42 psi. ignition components weak. replace cap, rotor, coil, plugs, etc. spark now good....
2004 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L Cooling System VIN: 1B3EL36R34
Chrysler 2.7 GURU's please help! This Stratus came in with no heat, temp gauge on cold. Engine was not building heat 150f. No brainer, needs a thermostat. Installed thermostat (after market), engine reaches 170f. 30 degree split in heater core but if you pick ...
2013 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FADP3F25D
Ford techs this one has us stumped. This Focus was hit in the front damaging the front bumper, and bent the core support a little. A few PCM wires were damaged as the PCM is mounted in front. It won't crank. But there is no codes except the steering column is ...
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L Power Steering VIN: 1GTHK23D76
The truck came in for a simple steering gear leaking and a bad tie rod end. After we changed both and aligned the truck we flushed the power steering and purged the air from the system. After we drove the truck a short while the power steering steering start...
2005 Isuzu NPR 5.2L No Start
This NPR is a crank no start. It does not have codes that fail this ignition. It does have history codes 299 (turbo underboost) and 562 (system voltage low). We did a turbo on it a few months back so the turbo code might be related to that. Alldata E-mailed me...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJEA51D32
I am attempting a re-flash on this Jag and am not having very good luck. I am using a Snap-On Pass-Thru Pro 2 box. I have downloaded the software from Jaguar and all the drivers from Drew Tech for the pass through box. Here is the issue. The SDD software will ...
1989 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L Alternator VIN: 2J4FY29T3K
This alternator won't charge. Had it bench tested and it is ok. Did a voltage drop on the ground, the BAT and the #2 regulator wire all 3 are at .01V The #1 wire from the ignition has stepped down voltage with the key on. I talked to a tech support individual ...
2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.4L gauges VIN: 1J8FT47W78
Customer recently purchased vehicle and has no repair history. Vehicle was brought to us for safety inspection. The vehicle was not maintained. Along with some brake and suspension work, we tested and replaced battery. Two days later the customer called me. Cu...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G5X
Car came in with p0420 code . Replaced rear bank ( y-pipe type ) converter (by way of advice from Toyota tech). Car came back with P0420 code. Car has 3 converters and only one downstream o2 sensor. will this car ever set a p0430 bank 2 converter code. I am gu... Trouble codes: P0420
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L caliper VIN: WMWRE33575
Car came in with sticking caliper replaced caliper,pads, and rotors and flex hose was ATE caliper from world pac pressure bleed system. car return 100 miles later same problem. have perform tsb for parking brake and re bleed system. any help is welcome. thanks...
2008 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AS58V78
Vehicle came back with a poor run complaint. had misfire codes for all 4 cylinders as well as a P0300 random misfire code. Upon test drive vehicle ran fine, hot or cold we drove for approx. 25 miles. 4 days later vehicle was towed in with a no start complaint.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire)
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L abs VIN: 1G3NL12F93
I have an Alero that came into the shop with the park lamps intermittently staying on after the key was shut off.Lights would stay on until relay disconnected.Found a wire behind the cluster that someone scotch locked in.Disconnected and let the car go.Girl ca...
1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L fuel injection
This Trans Am runs rough all the time. it appears that it is running lean by virture of the integrator and block learn numbers. I checked Vacuum it is @ 19" @idle, 0"@snap throttle, bounces up to 24" and stabilizes back @19. I smoked theintake, found 2 small v...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L monitors VIN: 1G2NF52TX1
hi to all and thanks in advance I got this 02 grand am im having a problem getting the monitors to complete the cat and evap the car was driven 600 miles and still inc the cat looked marginal on the scanner so we replaced it the temp and all the outher pids lo...
2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L battery, fuse VIN: JT2BK18U73
Error codes P3000 and C1259 now. Vehicle died while customer was driving. He reported smelling electrical burning before failure. Towed in, shift indicator flashing, no communicaton with engine, HV systems, found blown AM2 15A fuse, System drawing 18-21 amps w...
2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L abs lamp VIN: 5TDZA23C15
got to codes c1223 and c1246 . tried to clear and they come back on .codes are for master cyl pressure switch and abs control malfunction..looked at the values for pressure sensor values seem to change when brake is applied ..any help in the right direction wo...
2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2T1LR30E25
After replacing awd trans (engine also had to come out), engine idle was rough. This is a factory rebuilt from rmp. After readapting trans with scanner, shifted and drove fine. Now low idle is poor, no correct readings on o2 sensors, computer will not go into ...
1996 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L inner cv joint VIN: 1WVAE0703T
We have a 1996 Winnebago Rialta which has a VW eurovan powertrain. I hope I have not broken the rules by listing it as a Eurovan but could find no other way. The right inner cv boot has gear oil leaking from it. We pulled the cv shaft complete looking for the ...
2007 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L Differential VIN: YV1MJ68227
This 2007 Volvo V50 AWD came to the shop with a rumbling noise that sounded exactly like a wheelbearing noise. We located it to right front. Replaced wheelbearing but no improvement. The next thing we're looking at is some kind of transmission noise and wanted...

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2008 Audi A3 2.0L Ecu VIN: WAUHF78P28
Thank you very much for input guys. First relay we focused on was for the ECU in the E-box, engine compartment. It was fine. Then were seeing code 00883 Ignition switch, terminal S, electrical fault in circuit in addition to like 10 control module no communic...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5332Y
It's fixed!! Thanks for all the help. Many said to check the crankcase vent system. I didn't think to post that we had checked that system out right away. We have replaced many valves and hoses on these cars. We replaced the canister with the vent valve a... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire), P0301 (Misfire cyl. 1), P0302 (Misfire cyl. 2), P0303 (Misfire cyl. 3), P0170 (Fuel trim bank 1), P1188 (Fuel control bank 1 sensor 1).
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L drivers door lock VIN: WBAEP33443
2006 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Power windows VIN: 2C3KA63H86
As always thanks to all who took time to reply. Long story short, there are 2 different Driver Door Modules that come on this vehicle, one with memory, one without. When I pulled up the wiring diagram on Mitchell, I got the wiring diagram for the power window...
1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23Y4N
Everyone indicated that this computer required no reprogramming, which is what we had thought but the dealership insisted it did. No problems after installing it, truck started right up. By the posts no programming is needed until 1996.
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Late/brutal shifts VIN: 1FTJW36F2V
Well I came to the conclusion that this issue lies within the altered PCM programming. With the programmer removed, this truck shifts like a dream. Both the upshift and downshift schedule are spot on. Frustrating call to the tuner manufacturer only confirmed w...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cam Phaser Installation VIN: 1FTPW14594
The consensus is that the only way to hold the camshaft in order to properly tighten the cam phaser bolt is with vise grips. In my case I had to remove the front camshaft "bearing" cap in order to fit the vise grips onto the camshaft just behind the phaser. Yo...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L no 4x4 low range no overdrive VIN: 1FTPW14V86
I would like to thank everyone for all the help I want to tell everyone what I found where the wire harness comes up over the bellhousing on the passenger side at the back of the head the harness is divided I found and repaired three wires that had chaffed and...
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FDWF37P87
thanks for the responses was a bad injector on number 4 had open coil in solenoid. just over thinkin stuff thanks again Trouble codes: P0270, P0266.
2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FDAF56R28
As of now I am calling this one fixed. with the inconsistent nature of the problem it was hard to duplicate. With that said I took the truck on an extended drive and noticed it took exceptionally long to reach operating temp, but never experienced the prob...
2010 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Transmission VIN: 1FTMF1EWXA
Thank you all for the info, we don't do a lot of transmission work, but we are learning!Several replies said to check the fluid pressure and others said to pull the pan and inspect for debris/loose or clogged filter. The scan tool indicated 124 psi line pressu...
1999 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GDKC34F4X
Well my original request asked if there was a way to fake the signal to PCM to bypass security. I know I left out that this was a good friend of mine and since it was a bucket truck with all kinds of integrated electronics and 14 years old we were looking for ... Trouble codes: P1626 (vech theft deturant controller serial data), U1000.
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GK48K83
Thank-you for the info about the different systems, I did not know one would start with cam sensor undone, other with crank sensor undone. I failed to mention in post that I verified tdc mark on balancer to piston. I marked balancer to see my timing was retard...
2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 3.8L Transmission VIN: 1J4GB39198
This vehicle has been fixed and is out the door. It was the PCM that was at fault as Skyler and Paul had suggested. Thanks guys for the input and to all that replied.
2006 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Power steering pressure hose VIN: 1LNFM87AX6
After waiting for another week, we received a third aftermarket hose as OE is still not available. Replacing this hose repaired the leak. That was the good news. The bad news is that it sprung a radiator leak. Now waiting for a rad.
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBPJ75J14
We finally finish this car. After trying few different settings, We updated our scan tool and setted following Heights: FL=27 3/4", FR=27 3/4, RL=27 1/2, RR=27 3/4. We inputted those angles: FL=2.4, FR=2.4, RL=(-3.3), RR=(-3.3). Thanks for all replyes and help...
2003 Pontiac Vibe GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5Y2SN64L53
sorry for late post but we have quite busy the last few days. The more I thought about the way my scan data showed a very slow cycling from lean to rich on bnk 1 sens 1 even with a new sensor installed. I agreed with the idea that system seemed like it had a l... Trouble codes: P0133, P0130, P0420.
2007 Porsche Cayman S 3.4L tpms VIN: WP0AB29847
I went ahead and replaced the other TPMS sensors, the customer then drove the car about 15 miles until everything reset and light went off. Thanks for all the help
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Clutch VIN: 4S3BH66542
replaced clutch for 3rd time, factory disc, cover, and flywheel. all hydraulics new. removed slave from system and started car in 1st. gear with same results. what am I missing? help!
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