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1995 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L lock up VIN: JH4DC4466S
vehicle will not go into lockup tested wiring to solenoids from computer found ok. installed new solenoids replace thermostat do to old one stuck open. checked all fuses checked for codes no trans codes found ABS lamp is on for code 1/8 bad modulator but cant ...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG74F35
This Car Idles Ok And Drives Ok But It Is Definitely Lacking Power And When You Clear The Codes The P0341 And P0366 Come back On with second Ignition. Trouble codes: P0014 (Bank 1 Camshaft B Exhaust Reatard Set Point Not Reached Over- Advanced Not A Plausible Signal), P0366 (Camshaft Position Sensor Bank 1 G300 Implausible Signal Short With Power), P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor G40 Implausible Signal Short With Power), P0136 (Oxygen Sensor B1 S2 Malfunction In Circuit Not A Plausible Signal), P0300 (P0301 p0302 p0303)
2010 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAPK5C56A
Vehicle runs fine, no surge at idle and plenty of power. Long term fuel trims +24% both banks. Fuel pressure 48-52psi. Crankcase vacuum measured at oil fill cap 1-3 inches depending on the gauge i use. No slacktube manometer available. Min spec i have for this... Trouble codes: 29E0, 29E1
2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP52K83
Upon initial inspection we observed NO codes in the computer, we could not duplicate the dieing issue. It did have a hard start (long crank). The pid for crank sensor showed around 12 rpm at all times (give or take 5) running or not. We replaced the crank sens...
2004 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KE57Y54
First I would like to thank you for your time... original customer complaint was that the engine would just die with no warning while driving. had another so called mechanic work on it and actually made it worse. found one bad coil and another unplugged causi... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow MAF Sensor Circuit Low Frequency), P0107 (Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Low Input), P0121 (Throttle Position Sensor 1 Performance), P1107 (MAP Sensor Circuit Intermittent Low Voltage)
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L First gear VIN: 1GNDT13W1R
Vehicle will occasionally start off in second gear especially cold. After it moves a few feet or so it will go into first. The shift points, lock up, etc are all perfect after that.I was thinking a governor or solenoid problem, but I wanted to get some input ....
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Crank Relearn VIN: 3GNEC16R9X
We replace the VCM because the original VCM had no serial data output at terminal 11, Connector 4). After VCM replacement, serial data was restored but unable to perform Crank Relearn. I tried 3 different VCM with no success. The crank and cam sensor produces ...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Ignition VIN: 2C3ED56F4R
Car was towed to the shop and it was one our regular's chrysler Lhs . Customer complained that while driving the car suddenly shut down . He pulled over , tried to start the car, started for a short time the shutoff and this it would not start. Since its obd1 ...
2001 Lexus GS430 4.3L no crank VIN: JT8BL69S41
I have this lexus that keeps blowing the am2 fuse every time the key is turned to the run position. I checked the wiring diagrams and the coils, noise filters, starter relay, ecm and park/nuetral switch are all I can see on the circ. I unplugged all coils, bot...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE335X6
We have this mini cooper in for evap code.all data has limited info on this code.i went to the leak detection pump and tested the wiring as folllows,red and white has b+ the blk and green has b+.when i ground the black and red wire the solenoid clicks and my v... Trouble codes: P2404 (Evap emission system leak detection pump circuit)
2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08T26
EECK help. I am having problems not with the diagnosis, but what parts to use. I have this 06 Murano in that has a P0463 stored for fuel level sensor A. The dealer says that I can put the on side in as just the level sensor, but the other side I need the whole... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel level sensor A fault)
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Steering angle sensor VIN: 4T1BF28B31
Hello. We have this Avalon here that set some codes, and the C1208 related to the steering angle sensor is one that won't clear. Evidently I'm the only one that's had that problem, because I have found no other related posts. The customer brings in the car w...
2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBET34155
Thanks for any help you can give me. This Tundra came in to the shop right before closing. I haven't had a lot of time to look in to it, but I was hoping some of you can give me some pointers, so I can go to work tomorrow, with some ideas. This Tundra came i... Trouble codes: P0016, P0018
2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 3.2L engine VIN: WVWKG61J74
Hello fellas, I have a volkswagon R32. the engine blew a rod out the side the block and now we have a used engine and rebuilt the head. My problem is that alldata and [...] do not have any specs i need like head bolt torques timing chain specs etc... Now i...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Propeller shaft VIN: WVWBD63BX5
Long story short, I want to tow this 4-motion Passat on a 2 wheel dolly with just the front wheels off the pavement. No problem, I've done this before with many other vehicles--just disconnect the driveshaft to the rear differential and you are golden and can...
2007 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L Electronic VIN: WVWLK93C47
hi guys i have this vw with the parking brake problem the light on in the cluster scan the parking break code 02443 control head , ok this is what i did so far i disconnect the battery same code , if i clear the code comes back ,i am thinking of the parking br...

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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L locking VIN: WBABS33442
Thanks for the help. The relays are part of the general module. I found the relays but customer has not given the go ahead but am sure this will fix the trouble. Thanks once again for the help!! Mickey
2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Sunroof Drai VIN: 5UXFE43587
After removing the lower kick panel we found the hose was kinked after a twist and some glue to hold it in place drains work as they should now. Thanks
2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G6DM56T25
I would like to thank all of those that responded to my request.In my research, I have found there is a difference in the years, for this particular engine...I'm not exactly sure of what it is, yet. The engine I got was out of a 2007 and my car was a 3005. Eve...
2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8L Power steering VIN: 1G6DM57T16
Ok, sorry for the delay but the customer has stated that the vehicle has not acted up for the last three weeks. My next steps will be pressurizing the tank and checking for leaks and then replacing the tank due to the loose internal components. Wish I had mor...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Ignition and Fuel Pump operation VIN: 1GNDT13W9T
Hello, As usual we sort out mis-information. The questions I asked - Were about the wires that are attached to the alternator battery terminal stud. The answer is that the two wires that are there - are powering up circuits inside the vehicle. Removing those...
2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L speedometer VIN: 1GDC4E1113
ck speed sensor going into tcm and coming out same frequency tcm was processing seed right but ecu was not replaced ecu had to reprogram fixed my concern thanks everybody
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Unknown VIN: 1B7GG23X2V
Not able to pressure clean injectors, we removed fuel rail and filled it with carb spray and injection cleaner. Reassembled and immediate results. ST is switching nice and LT is at 0. We had looked at the EVAP and found no trace of fuel. Fuel pressure with in ...
1988 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L starter VIN: 1FMEU15NXJ
Thanks for all the help. I replaced starter solenoid with oem all is fine. the voltage I had at solenoid wire is still there when wire disconnected but no amperage and disappears when connected.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FTSX21P76
Thanks again for the help. Most everyone who replied was right on the money. Right front axle u-joint frozen solid. What threw me, thinking it was hydraulic, was customer stated he changed p.s. fluid and the problem went away for a day. Lesson to be learned. T...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Coolant leak VIN: 2HGEJ8641W
I decided to go with 1/2 ' brass bushing, down to 3/8, Tee to 5/8 nipple on the 90' bushed down to 1/4 than 5/16 nipple. work well. Thanks Mike
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cruise control VIN: 1HGEM22964
Well this one is fixed. As usual I was uncomfortable with the idea of a bad module- so I had vehicle return for more tests. What I found was a "bias" voltage of sorts if you will of approx 5 volts on the brake light signal wire to module. I disconnected eve...
2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L Mechanical VIN: 2HGES16395
Thanks for all the great responses. We installed the tensioner following the procedure in all data. This was what most people suggested along with using a factory Honda tensioner. We used a GMB tensioner looked like a good quality part. Belt seemed to stay t...
2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L Timing VIN: JNKCV54E25
Thank's for all your help guys I really apreciate unfortunately I run out of time and couldn't fix it I did check all the grounds and recheck the timing marks did the relearn too but just didn't work again thank for all your help
2008 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80C48
Front A/F sensor was stuck and not controlling properly. Replaced front A/F sensor, cleared KAM and test drove multiple times. LTFT and STFT now functioning. Thank you for the assistance Trouble codes: P2097 (Post Cat Fuel Trim Rich), P2177 (Lean Off Idle), P2187 (Lean at Idle).
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S73
sorry for the long wait,cust. took car.found the iac motor missing half of its shuutle valve .after replacing valve engine rpm was at 1600 in park,fuel trim was 25%.sprayed intake area with alternate fuel 2+ 2,found seam of upper intake manifold to be leaking.... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0316.
2007 Mercury Montego Premier 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1MEHM43187
Ended up just replacing the tranny with a used unit.Thanks for all the insight but this seemed the easiest way out
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18U76
Thanks to all that replied! we tore this engine back down to double check out timing marks . Everything was good on our end.I talked customer into letting us change the cam gear.We changed the cam gear and all is well. thanks to everyone for taking time out of... Trouble codes: P0021.
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Temp Guage VIN: 1G2WK52JX2
this car is fixed. some stated a problem in the wiring, in the pcm. many stated it was a sensor on the head with a green wire. according to the vin to the dealer, this car does not have a sensor dedicated to the guage. this guage reads off of the 3rd wire ...
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L idel VIN: 4T16F18BXX
thanks to all the replies, David [...] had the correct advice,i had chipped off one tooth from the reluctor wheel.installed new wheel and car runs fine.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Surge VIN: 3VWGF71K37
Thanks for the replies. I got the car back in and tested the second PCV system as chris suggested. The car tested within his specs. even when the car was acting up. Removed both sides individually to see if it would help and the car would still surge either wa... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean), P0507 (Idle Control System RPM Higher Than Expected), P2279 (Leak In Air Intake System).
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