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2009 Acura TSX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CU26699
Vehicle was towed in with code P1009, cleared code tried to start code returned instantly. Engine only started with throttle half open and only ran for a few seconds and very poorly when it did. I think timing chain has jumped and was wondering if there is a e... Trouble codes: P1009
2006 Audi A4 2.0L over boost VIN: WAUDF78E36
After replacing engine and turbo this car just does not want to drive right. Engine idles and runs smooth with no issues. The problem is when accelerating and the turbo starts boosting it goes into what seems like a fail safe mode where it won't accelerate abo... Trouble codes: P2293, P0234
2002 Chevrolet C3500HD 6.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GBKC34F02
After all those parts in the truck I really can only idle it. It is not like a bump knocks it out just driving then a tough restart. Cold it fires right off- very stumped. Trouble codes: 1643 (glow plugs)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L oil pressure VIN: 1GNDT13S52
Customer noticed Check Gauges and Zero oil pressure on gauge after getting off highway. Customer replaced oil pressure switch. I hooked mechanical gauge in place of switch. Started engine cold and pressure was at 55psi., after about five minutes( not babysitti...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 3FTNX20F71
This vehicle came in with a popping noise from the intake, starting at idle. Found bent exhaust pushrod at cylinder number five. Would like to replace them all on that bank. The procedure cites a warning about bent valves that is not exactly clear. Can anyone ...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, #4 injector signal VIN: 1FTPX14505
A friend called me and said he had a 2005 Ford F-150 FX4 (121,790 miles) and a 5.4 L engine. He said that his noid light on cylinder #4 was flashing about 15 times and then going out completely. He had 12 volts going to each injector, good grounds at the pcm, ... Trouble codes: P0354
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2CNBE1868T
Hello all!! I have a tracker here that's just about got me pulling my hair out. customer originally brought the vehicle for a no-start. After testing we decided the ignition coil is weak (not putting out enough voltage to jump the spark plug gap) have to buy a...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Hello everyone. At this point I believe that this Benz has a bad cis (PCM), but would like to see if others also agree with me, I have not seen this before and am not accustomed to working on older mercedes. Anyways, code 17 for bad o2 signal keeps popping up,... Trouble codes: 17 (Oxygen sensor signal implausible)
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L No Start VIN: 4JGAB57E15
hello everyone mb ml350 towed in crank no start. it has intermitant issue. does not happen very often. last time happen 4 weeks ago. toed in get off flat bed truck crank and start.every time start.truck was also at dealer for week could not duplicate problem.a...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L blown engine VIN: 4T1BE32K92
We replaced this 2.4 litre engine with one from a recycling yard in Orlando and it ran great for a week and then suddenly, the engine just destroyed itself..piston pin came out of number one, valves dropped into the cylinders. Used full synthetic 5-20 oil,new ...
2003 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Misfire VIN: JTEGD21A53
car came in with what the customer called a skip scaned car no codes present what it feels like to me is a lean miss they say while driving it is constant I can make it do it in gear with my foot on the brake idles fine I have never run into any thing like thi...
2012 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5L smart key VIN: 5TDDK3EHXC
got a call to program a smart key on this highlander, the shop lost the one and only key, using techstream I went into smart key reset( as to cancel the lost key ) I am guessing that every other time I programmed a key there was a master key present, Now it is...

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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS1448Y
Thank you for everyones replies and help. We started by retracing our steps checking the wiring and fuses. we were always checking batt. voltage and grounds with just the key on before. Just for kicks we decided to Check power at the ECM fuse that powered the ...
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13S96
Thank you for all your help!I removed the module and found a burn spot on the board,I cleaned it up and repaired the connection.After that I hooked my scanner back up and also found the encoder motor not working.Replaced the motor now the system it switching ...
2011 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Tpms VIN: LFTBF3A68B
Thanks this one is fixed. Brian from Michigan nailed it. I had to find a TPMS tool to train the tires. Two things screwed me up. The first one was the code said to do a PMI which had I had to restart so many times I thought the BCM was corrupt. But when I did ...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKEC16T91
thank all of you that helped. checked pin 34 dkgrn/wht wire at ECM found no voltage. then tried the ford diagnostic test (wiggle test) and got voltage. found frayed pink power wire right where the connector snaps into the purge valve. (note to self---dont be l... Trouble codes: P0440, P0443.
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G2WS54284
Thank you for all of your suggestions, we have the answer...The torque converter was bad. Replaced the converter and all is well again. Now if we can get some decent weather I can get a mileage reading again.
2009 Subaru Forester X Premium 2.5L Engine, Trans?? VIN: JF2SH63649
alright so this one is fixed, we put about 250 more miles on this car and all seems to be good. i dont think any 3 of the problems were related. the transmission code p0715 we have not been able to duplicate so im not sure where we stand with this one but i am...
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BF12B5T
Thanks to everyone for the help. James and mike hit it on the head.Alldata had firing order listed as 1,2,3,4,5,6. They had two pics one showing how to run the spark plug wires, very confusing, and one showing the wiring diagram that show two plugs running of ...
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