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2001 Acura RL Premium 3.5L flex plate VIN: JH4KA96621
Any body have heard that Rl brake flex plate, and why? we have checked everything around, torque bolts to specs, make sure transmission is aligned to the engine. We lost now. Please help.
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Airbag VIN: TRUUT28N91
Need help from Audi Techs! Vehicle came in with SRS light on. Scanned, could not communicate with any modules on K bus. Started disconnecting modules, found K bus splice near DLC. Separated all wires, checked for voltage. 11 of 12 wires show 12 volts. 1 wire s...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L No Start VIN: WBSBF0327S
hello guys, I have this m3 that was towed in. The car has very low miles for the year. The customer said he drove it in to where he stores it. The car wouldn't start when he went to get it out. I have no spark, fuel pump control and no injector pulse. I could ...
2008 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6L Abs VIN: 1G4HE57Y38
The car was in back in Sept, for same code. I haven't got it act up for me. The freeze frame shows the LF 42MPH and the other wheels showed 62mph. The customer stated the he was driving on the highway when the car just jerked to the right very hard. The Tracti...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
my message is in related repair history Trouble codes: 1345 (correlation)
2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Engine VIN: 1GCGG29V36
I was hoping to get some input on removing the engine from this van. GM says to do it out the front, But I have heard of techs pulling the body off the frame to make it easier. Has any one tried it that way? Any recommendations. They give 18.7 hours. Any issue...
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L piston VIN: 3GCEK13399
I tried to replace this truck's engine pistons. I want to save time for this job. Please let me know if I could replace the pistons without removing the engine from the engine room. If I have to remove the engine from the engine room, please let me know the sh...
2013 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.6L front impact sensors VIN: 2G1WG5E35D
I am working on this vehicle for a used car lot. It was bought from an auction with front end damage from a wreck and they replaced the items mentioned in the related repair history in addition to both of the front impact sensors, both front air bags, and SDM ...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L engine VIN: 2C8GF68484
hi to all you tech I have question; I have in 04 Chrysler pacifica 3.5 the is mixing oil and water so is milky. may question is how get the engine heads out in 7.7 hours . is the labor the I found in Mitchell . but i know for experience those heads take more t...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 8.0L Engine VIN: 1B7MF33W8X
Loud engine noise most noticeable after engine warms up, noise is loudest as transmission makes it shift and when towing a trailer is very loud at about 2100 rpm. If you free rev the engine at 2100 to 2400 rpm as you lift off the throttle the noise comes in. T...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES46C6Y
Thanks in advance to all the help especially to Dodge/Chrysler dealer tech. I am in the process to reprogram a computer and I need the PIN number/ID to proceed. My local dealer is not willing to provide this info because we do not give them much business (We n...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L speedometer VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
I am workingh on this windstar thatthe speedometer is running half speed it has a new speedo head the vss signal to computor is corect also has 2 antilock codes left front wheel speed sensor missing right rear wheel speed sensor missing ,talked to local Ford g...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Icp/Powertrain VIN: 1FDXW46PX4
Hello all. Alright this what i have. A week ago i did the half shell and icp with pigtail. Ok today it was a no start. I had to unplug my icp to get truck going. It also did this to me last week.so my truck is now running and i hooked it back up when i got bac...
2006 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GKET16S66
We replaced purge solenoid and vent solenoid about a two weeks ago. Customer stated that check engine light came on the next day and would idle erratically and die at lights. She went to put gas in it and it started hard (she said it took five attempts to star... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean), P0442 (EVAP system small leak detected), P0496 (EVAP system flow during non-purge)
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5650X
I have a 99 accord with p1457. Checked evap system, Replaced Canister vent shut valve for solenoid inop when energized,performed drive cycle and has pending p1457.Check Tsb Repaired vacuum hose at Cleanair canister. My question "There is a Y vacuum hose (under... Trouble codes: P1457 (Evap)
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Abs Module
Customer came in with complaint of antilock brakes activating and abs light on.Checked and had numerous codes and replaced module (customers request).now it only has code 52,62,61.Cant find these codes in alldata.Any help would be appreciated.
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L oil consumpt VIN: 4S2DM58Y44
Thanks in advance for any help you can give. this truck has a 3.5 in it with 200 plus miles and is loosing a quart or more of oil every two to three weeks. Motor is dry as a bone see no external leaks, plugs show no signs of oil contamination with 20 thousand ...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S04
This Jeep needs an exorcism not a technician -- new purchase so not much history known. This is a CA emissions vehicle with one coil pack and 2 upstream cats, 4 o2 sensors. Vehicle was bought knowing that once the engine warmed up, there was a hesitation, sta... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G1W
customer came in several months ago with p0171 and p0420-at that time we replaced fuel filter and cleaned mass air sensor and replaced pcv. did a cat efficiency test with escan which revealed bad cat.so customer took it to exhaust shop and had cat and bank one... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L VVT Actuators VIN: JT6GF10U6Y
Now its month 3 and the owner shows up at my shop stating that the RX300 feels knarly and not quite the same a couple of days ago. Test drive confirms what she is saying, as it is low on power (30% loss, I would guess) and there is this odd diesel like noise n...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Shift indicator lights VIN: 5LMEU68114
Cust picked up vehicle and returned complaining of shift selector lights ( R,N,D,3,2,1) flashing when selected, steady light in Park. Stated it wasn't doing that before, all were on steady. Vehicle runs and shifts fine. Ran code check with Snap-on Verdict, no ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L misfire VIN: WDBJF55F7V
After replacing head gasket on this mercedes E320 I'm getting a misfire on cyl 1 and 2. Mostly when is cold, When the engine is firt started, I hear like if the intake valves are open on those 2 cylinders. then after several ign cycles it goes away. I change s...
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...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33517
Continued code setting for P0128. I became involved, changed sensor with Cooper part, bled. Watch temperature rise on scan tool; went up to 230 before fan came on then dropped down. Seems like the car is reaching proper operating temperature, but maybe not fas...
2010 Mini Cooper S 1.6L compressor fuse VIN: WMWMF7C56A
vehicle came in as collision repair. minor collision no wiring damage. AC was not working, found fuse F24 blown. Fuse blows as soon as ac is turned on. Replaced compressor (used), with same fault after replacement. Bench tested compressor clutch and it works b...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D01
On accel this car will just fall on it's face and just surge. The engine makes that noise you hear when the engine is starving for fuel like a fuel pump is going bad and when you accel you hear the loud air noise coming from the throttle body. Don't know any o... Trouble codes: P0160, P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0732 (Auto trans 2nd gear function)
2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6ED29X54
Customer stated the vehicle stalled driving on highway.. Has good fuel pressure, spark and injector pulse. Cam timing and ignition timing good. From what i can tell it is over-fueling and gas fouling plugs. As i stated, it has injector pulse but very odd.. Eac...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN1BBUJ31A
Hi all, I have a Maxima that intermittently doesn't start as well as long crank time before starting other times. Originally the car came in for Mil on and had P0354 stored. At that time we scoped cam sensors and found no signal from bank 2 sensor, so we repla... Trouble codes: P0345
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 2.4L No Start
Hi, my name is Josh [...] I have a little bit of a problem child here that has me scratching my head on where to go next. This vehicle was towed to me about 2 months ago for a cranking no start. Found the security light flashing and codes for incorrect passl... Trouble codes: B1028 (Crank Low security signal fault), C1275 (Loss of communication between EBCM and IPC/PCM)
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L REmoval
Does anyone have way to removed front diff without pulling all the things that all data wants? Have it loose just need away to get it out. Thanks
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...
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G2HX54K1Y
Hello, This car came in for a overheat and died. Found the coolant leak and it failed a block test with running very rough. Customer opted to pull heads and they pressure checked OK, gasket was damaged. Put it all back together and now I have a misfire on cyli... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Transfer case VIN: WP1AB29P64
Vehicle came in stuck in low range 4x4 with 4x4 faulty message on instrument panel red led lit up on switch and 4x4 indicator on in inst panel.Replaced transfer case servo motor and worked the couple of times I tried it.Customer picks up vehicle and t case get...
1995 Toyota Supra 3.0L Cuts out, Stall
Thanks for the help in advance. Sorry for no VIN but I'm at home and forgot to get it before I left. Vehicle is Fed emissions. Vehicle came in on hook. Will run only upon start up then die. This system uses a FPC (Fuel pump control module mounted in the L Rear...
2005 Toyota RAV4 L 2.4L engine block VIN: JTEHD20V55
Greetings, all. I have this Rav4 I'm dealing with that has the old "stripped head bolt thread" problem. Common problem, right? Found the TSB's relating to updated engine block and installation of head bolt thread inserts. We priced out a new short block and th...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSK69M05
Have a 05 2.0L Jetta that's being a pain. We have the code 16452 (P0068) MAP/MAF (-) Throttle Position Correlation. At a previous visit due to other fault codes we had replaced the throttle body with a new Bosch unit. Adapted the throttle body. On this veh...

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2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBANF73586
The fix was the shaft position sensor. Replaced and performed limit reset...all was good. Thanks everyone! Trouble codes: P0A38, P2AAB, P2AA8.
1997 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G4WY52M5V
Here's the facts: Previously had checked the injectors, and they all tested fine. However, pulled up the plenum and switched #4 injector with an adjacent cylinder, no change, still missing on #4. Still, my gut told me it was ignition related. Swapped each coil...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 1G6DM57N63
Wow what a weird one. Ended up being a bad cell in the battery. Would just dump voltage while driving and shut vehicle off. Alternator is working fine. Replaced the battery and all is well. Thank you all for your time and help.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T8X
Received new fuel module but still no luck. I have disconnected all 5v sensors & still receive same codes. But all sensors work & vehicle runs (just light on). Going to replace ECU. As these vehicles are foreign to us, does someone have a good contact in the U...
2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCDM19X95
i first want to thank all who offered help i got a trans budy of mine to look at it pulse width for for converter stayed normal but converter clutch would jump in and out replaced converter all is well so far engine does have slight quiver at idle but with th...
2008 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 3.4L Headlights VIN: 2CNDL33F88
As always, thanks to all who took time to reply. Timothy and Dustin special thanks, you guys nailed it. Originally they got me a BCM out of an '06. Car started right up without programming BCM, but radio was locked. Programmed radio, then found out ignition ...
2009 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT57K49
the fix was the accelerator pedal,thanks to everyone that offerd help,its been a few weeks and code has not reset,once again thanks to every one that helped Trouble codes: P2127.
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L no shift VIN: 2C3HE66G41
Thanks for all the replies. The p1767 transmission relay circuit, turned out to be a bad connection at the TCM. The P1787 overdrive hydraulic pressure switch, we did not repair. The solenoid pack was too expensive, the customer went with a used transmission si...
2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L heater VIN: 3D4GG57V69
Thanks for the help guys. I flushed the heater core and both sides were much hotter but the passenger was slightly cooler than the drivers. I recommended heater core replacement if problem comes back.
2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3FAFP37343
1995 GMC Safari 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTDM19W9S
Well after plenty of frustration, I finally got it. A few times while I was messing with this thing, I would have the key on and the CEL would flicker a bit whenever it felt like it. If I tried to start the van then it would kick but then I'd loose the light ...
2001 GMC Sierra 3500 SL 8.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GDKC34G11
have tried 5 different sensors and get no square wave at all. Old sensor works until it gets hot, then wave breaks up. City in talks with GM, but continue to use the vehicle. Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam position sensor signal out of range), P0342 (Cam position sensor signal low), P0343 (Cam position sensor signal high).
2003 GMC Yukon SLE 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GKEK13V43
Sorry everyone. The customer has picked up the vehicle because we couldn't get to it fast enough. Thank you for all the responses.
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Steering VIN: JHMCM56633
So we head and got a used honda pump from a junk yard because the customer didnt want to put more money in and dont Fix it. So we put a used one and it finally fix the problem the steering is nice and soft again.
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT4859Y
well my feeling about the crank sensor and all your confirmations proved right, installed dealer sensor and has not returned for over two weeks. call it good. thanks everybody Trouble codes: P0301.
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6L door VIN: 1J4RR4GG0B
Thanks guys, looks like others have experienced my pain. I too broke the window when trying to break apart the latch. Once the window broke, I cut it out so it was out of the way. This gave me more room to work with it and got the door open shortly after that....
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Starter VIN: 4JGBB86E28
Ok this one is fixed!! - The no crank/no start/no communication problem is due to no power on circuit 87. This is caused by the front fuse box circuit board was burnt. (ground circuit for circuit 15 relay) -- The problem with the rear door ajar always on wa...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L monitors VIN: 1G2NF52TX1
thanks to all that replied after driving this car home for three days and doing eight drive cycles for the cat the monitors still inc I started looking at the evap system found a small crack at the filler neck wasn't sure that was the problem so I just pluged ...
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L emissions VIN: 2G2WP55286
I replaced the purge solenoid and had issues. I wish to thank all who suggested to replace the vent valve. Also I checked the fill tube found surface and flaking rust area's something to be replaced. Performed a service bay test with Tech 2. It passed test dri...
1999 Saturn SL1 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 1G8ZH5287X
Thanks For All Off Your Help I end Up Getting Car With A Bad Motor But Had A Good Trans So We Replace The Trans In The Other Car
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L engine VIN: 4TARN01P2R
well techs thanks for the replies. i went and checked the chain guides to make sure they weren't broke then put back together so customer could drive during hunting season. i also checked end play seemed ok. i havent put a mechanical oil pump gauge on yet to ...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Unknown
thank you all good members for your help ,mitchell [...] helped me to understand the kind of trany i have. this is 4 gear auto trans but gears 1-2-3 are auto mechanical and the overdrive is electric, the problem was that o/d solonoid had 12v all the time and i...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Light on VIN: JTEGH20V21
After closer inspection of connector we found one of the tabs on the black shorting bar to be missing. We must have broke when trying to remove connector. Waiting on new one.
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