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1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto 1600 Spider 1.6L combination switch
Are there any old ALFA techs out there ? We got a new combination switch for this spider.The cancel mechanism is a spring that winds around the steering column.The old spring had stretched and contacted a hot turn post,shorted and melted.The new spring was too...
2006 Bentley Continental GT 6.0L Steering angle sensor VIN: SCBCR63W86
This Bentley keeps setting code for supply voltage terminal 30 for the steering angle sensor. I clear the code and immediately it returns. I know that terminal 30 is always on battery voltage. I checked all of the fuses with a test lamp they all test Ok. Have ...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37444
Hi guys. I replaced the vent valve and hoses. Spark plugs. Valve cover gaskets. Oil pan gasket. Oil filter stand gasket. Fuel pump and filter. Air filter and cabin filter. Radiator, thermostat and expansion tank. All this in the last 4 years. The problem is th... Trouble codes: 2974 (O2S circuit line bank 2), 2973 (O2S circuit line bank1)
2006 Cadillac DTS 4.6L in drive or reverse VIN: 1G6KD57Y46
Got a weird on here. Car only has 31k on it. When cold(room temp) the trans shifts into reverse forward with no issues. Once it runs for about 5 min it wont go into gear. But if you shut it down and restart it it will move again. No codes for slipping, fluid l...
1992 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Converter VIN: 1GCGK24F2N
Customer was concerned that vehicle would go in and out of lockup going down the highway once hot. Scanned for codes had a code for TPS (22), graphed the TPS and found a break in the signal. Replaced TPS and followed procedure to adjust. Vehicle still had woul...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Unknown
I pulled the tranny filter off and was wiping the pan gasket area with a rag when a thin 4" long metal strip came off and fell on the floor. This thin flexable strip has a V shape in the middle. The strip has a cut out on both ends and fits into 2 pins that is...
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.5L parasitic draw VIN: 1GNDV33L16
Hey guys I got this chevy that customer install new battery in an attempt to fix battery drain of vehicle after sitting over night battery volts drop below 11V. After letting the vehicle sit for over 4 hrs.in my shop Did a voltage drop test to fuses with door ...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC19X58
Hello all need some help, this truck came in running a little rough with check engine light on and reduced engine power light on. Scanned for codes and i pulled 11 codes the 6 noted below plus 5 more. The additional ones are p0106 map sensor performance, p0121... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel trim rich bank 1), P0175 (Fuel trim rich bank 2), P0068 (Throttle body airflow performance), P0101 (Mass air flow sensor performance), P2272 (Ho2s signal stuck lean bank 2 sensor 2), P2270 (Ho2s signal stuck lean bank 1 sensor 2)
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Battery VIN: 2C3HE66G2Y
Client towed vehicle to shop with dead battery. Performed battery test. Battery failed test after re-charging. Replaced battery. Tested battery with snap-on d-tac plus battery and charging system analyzer. Battery passed load and capacity test after replacemen...
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L cooling fans VIN: 3A4FY48B77
Cooling fans are not turning "ON" automatically.I can not turn them on with a scan tool.I an trigger them On with the relays by supplying the ground.My next test was to check the control module but I can not find it.The schematic says its in front of the radia...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Charging VIN: 2B6HB11Z52
2002 dodge ram van with the 5.9 360 v8, van was not charging when arrived at shop, replaced alternator. van charges then voltage gauge drops to nothing and stalls. does this every 5 minutes. if you keep steady throttle pressure to it, it seems not to do this. ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FTSW21P05
Customer's complaint is an intermittent stall condition when decelerating with a hot engine. The truck runs normally at freeway speeds and will only stall below 20 mph such as exiting the freeway or surface street driving and releasing the throttle completely ... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft sensor performance)
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L MIL Lamp on, Limp mode VIN: 1FTSW21R88
To my fellow ford techs (or those former ford techs like myself) - does anyone have any information regarding the p016b dtc? it does not appear in any ford pc/ed manual. I googled it, with no helpful results. This vehicle is put in forced limited power mode (l... Trouble codes: P016B
2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FD3E35S58
I was called to this shop to program a replacement instrument cluster from Ford. When I got there they had already installed the new cluster, and unfortunately gave the old cluster back as a core. This van DOES NOT HAVE PATS. I programmed the ICM with as built... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft detected vehicle immobilized)
2013 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Wipers VIN: 2FMDK3JC1D
The front wipers take a swipe across the windshield every 24 seconds as if the switch is in the lowest position of intermittent, but the switch is off. I am pretty sure it does not have a rain sensor. I would assume the problem is the switch but my Modis does ...
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L Shuts down ABS and Stability control VIN: 1GKFK66U94
I have a Code C0279 in traction control. Truck stops good and has a good brake pedal. Code appears as soon as the truck hits about seven mph (initialization speed). I can turn on ABS pump with my scan tool. No PCM or EBCM have been replaced and I'm the only on...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK29224
I have a duramax in my bay. truck will not start without primming fuel sys. fuel rail pressures are around 250psi while cranking. I have replaced fuel line from ficm to filter as it was very soft. no change. installed fuel pressure guageon return line before c... Trouble codes: P1093
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L ima battery VIN: JHMES96694
Replace IMA battery from Honda. It now sets p1432 cell overheating code. code says to replace battery. I know it needs to be programmed to new battery. Not sure if that will address this code.
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Steering Wheel, VIN: 5FNRL38455
The complaint on this vehicle is steering wheel shaking while braking at or above 55 mph. I test drove the vehicle and felt what appeared to be warped brake rotors in the front. The brakes were inspected and found to be at 2mm and the rotors near minimum spec....
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L Engine VIN: 5NPEU46C86
Thanks for you help!
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.1L Starting VIN: 1J8HR78388
This vehicle originally was brought to us with overheating and check engine light/ misfire concerns. We found a dead ignition coil and corrected the misfire. we replaced a thermostat due to lack of flow. The vehicle came back after reportedly overheating, but...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L conductor plate VIN: 4JGAB74E2Y
We have had this ML55AMG in the shop that belongs to a local attorney. About 6 months ago it came in with every light imaginable on the dash.Cleared all the codes and hooked battery cables together.Test drove and the only codes that came back had to do with th...
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L unknown VIN: WDDNG71X77
Thanks to all for any help. I try to avoid these cars, but this family are regular customers and are trying to save thier son some money (shouldn't have let him buy this car in the first place, I know). Car was taken to local dealer for diagnostic on intermitt...
2007 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2EU38E07
This vehicle has me pulling out my hair. Originally came in with head gaskets blown, radiator leaking. We fixed that. I had all the necessary ford cam tools to properly time camshafts and all bolts were tightened to specification. Customer brings vehicle back ... Trouble codes: P061B
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 1N6DD26S2W
Hi Everyone, I have a weird problem with this truck. It will run normally for miles then randomly lose power. Fuel pressure remains about 40 psi during the power loss,spark is still occurring although I don't know if at the right time. What I have seen is my ...
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G2WP55228
Hey guy i need help! This is a tricky one. Came on hook no start. First thing we did chagred the bettery and tried to start, but no start. Scanned for code and too many codes came up. (p0030,p0036,p0201,p0202, p0203,p0204,p0205,p0206,p0412,p0418,p0443) all the... Trouble codes: P0030, P0036, P0202, P0203, P0204, P0205
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Starting VIN: 3VWDF71K05
We rebuilt the transmission in this car and now the starter turns as if the timing belt is broken or something to do with no compression car started fine before does anyone know if there is some kind of reset that has to be performed to enable this thing to st...
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L evap small leak VIN: YV1LW5241W
Hello thks for taking the time to read my post Car came in with a code P0442 found the pruge solenoid leaking so I replace it Drove it again code came back Okkk recheck the sys again all good no leaks i smoke it real good to The only thing I could see is shut ...
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L Drivers window VIN: YV1NC56D7X
Greetings All, I have a divers window on this Volvo that is defying all of my efforts to get it to work with the switch. All of the other windows work normally, and when i measured the voltage output of the switch they are about the same, appx8 volts to lower...
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L cylinder head VIN: YV1CZ85205
So finally I'm replacing the counter shaft bearings due to failures. have not needed any special tools however did opt to replace the counter shaft cover rear facing 8 mm. safety toque cap bolt with a similar length bolt with a 10 mm. head so i could get under...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L No Crank VIN: WBAAZ33473
Again I would like to thank everybody who took time to help with this vehicle. I ended up with a launch scanner, and it was showing the same info in the pids as the modius. I installed the new ews module and used the modus to resyc ews to dme. This time it...
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L driveline VIN: WBAEP33484
Hi: Customer has not returned with the vehicle. I think the next step is to take a very close look at the motor mounts, We have checked everything else recommended by the techs on the help request. The thought is that the mounts are weak and on hard accelerati...
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L asembly orientation VIN: WBAEV33415
thanks to Harry the realoem web site had the pictures we needed.
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19R3W
thanks for all the replies, turned out , technition error or incompatence, tech told me he checked fuel pressure regulator . apparently he did not, he was sick a few days so i put my other tech on it , he checked and replaced regulator , vehicle starts and run...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L engine swap VIN: 1G1ND52J2Y
thanks to all that replied I think im going to go for it,this will also give me a chance to spend time with my son and again thanks
2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 LT 6.0L fuel guage VIN: 1GAHG39U96
this was a long simple mistake. we replaced the dash guage and still not fix. We tried another fuel pum with no success. The problem was the fuel pump assembly. They were giving us one for a one ton truck. although similar in appearance it is apparently differ...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L No Start VIN: 2C3HD46J3X
Thank you for the help. Dan, thanks for the picture of the fuel pump isolation tool you made. I put together a similar set up to isolate the fuel pump from the injectors. The injectors were not leaking. The only leak on this vehicle was the fuel pump. I r...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Criuse Control VIN: 2FMZA51431
As many have mentioned the switch was shorted. I replaced it with a new switch which came with the recall harness. After plugging it into the harness installed by the dealer under the recall it still did not work. I took the dealer harness out of the circuit a...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
Thank you. Sometimes it takes someone just to get you on the right track because you have looking at it too long. that is exactly what you guys did. It ended up being a cracked ignition coil that was also causing problems. This is a great site. Trouble codes: P0171.
2010 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX1C89A
There is a TSB pertaining to replacing the purge valve so I did this to hopefully alleviate the check engine light coming on. I have emailed the customer asking if the vehicle is fixed but haven't had a response. I wish she would, weather it is fixed or not.... Trouble codes: P1450 (unable to bleed up fuel tank vacuum), P2196 (O2 sensor biased/stuck rich).
2011 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GT120C84B
2004 Honda Civic GX 1.7L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1HGEN26524
I would like to thank all who sent information. Several mentioned possible EGR. this vehicle has no egr system. others mentioned the possiblilty of oil contamination in the 2 fuel filters. we checked and found nothing there. some also ;mentioned that ther... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cyl misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (2 misfire), P0303 (3 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire).
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Emission monitors VIN: KMHCG45G5Y
First of all , thank you all for the replies and help.Traced all circuits for O2s and MAF and we finally found intermittent(slightly loose) poor connection at the mass air flow sensor. Cleaned and tightened all connections.Inspected MAF for contamination with ...
2002 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Unknown VIN: JNRDR09Y52
Checked the rear control arm bushings as suggested-ok-did notice this thing has a lot of vibration dampers mounted to the rear control arms and rear diff so this must be an issue with these vehicles-drove it without the front shaft installed and it was much be...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L no spark VIN: 4S2DM58Y94
Hi, all. Sorry for the late reply. We made a rookie mistake, and skipped over the basics. Thanks to all of your replies, we did compression test, and found the left side valves bent. The cam gear dowel broke. Thank you for the help.
1997 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Crank no start VIN: SAJPX1141V
I checked the fuel quality and found it to be bad. Drained fuel tank and filled with premium gas - engine started and performed normally.
1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L evaporator VIN: 1J4FF78S9X
Tried overcharging system in small increments to increase pressures to specification (approximately 30 lbs. low side/ 200 lbs. high side) as other techs have suggested, cooling became less effective than before. Flushed evaporator and condenser with A/C flush ...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMF11474
Those that said cracks in the exhaust were right on. After the cat and O2's were installed it only took maybe 3 miles to sete code so I used some big sockets to restrict the exhaust flow and could finally hear the leak with my stethoscope! Welded up 2 tiny cra... Trouble codes: P1173 (downstream fuel trim malfunction bank2 front sensor aged rear adaption too lean/rich).
2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T2HK31U67
well guys - sorry i have nothing yet. customer never came back. if he does i will update u one the final repair. thnks for all the help. Trouble codes: P2195.
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D04
Sorry for the long wait, but we finally founf that the air intake boot had a couple of holes in it causing the problem. Feel stupid, but everything is all done. Thank you for the help. Trouble codes: P2015.
2008 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L No Start VIN: JN8AS58T18
The PCM had all of the smoke let out of it when the husband of her friend hooked the new battery up backwards. A new PCM restored all communication. I posted to the technical discussion forum a waveform of the data bus communication on can low and can high for... Trouble codes: P0725 (engine speed signal), U1000 (can comm), P1705 (TP sensor circuit A/T), P0868 (secondary pressure down).
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, No power VIN: 4T1SK12E4R
Thanks, guys, for all the great responses. Unfortunately, the customer contacted us and had decided to purchase a new vehicle rather than repair this high mileage, OBD I Toyota. Just to update the process after your responses, I did remove the timing cover a...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L 3 incomplete I/M test monitors VIN: JT3HN86RXV
Well another fine example of TEAMWORK! Turns out this vehicle has an sticking thermostat and SOMETIMES does not reach proper operating temperature. - If the ECM does not see at least 187 degree ECT BEFORE the "cold soak" then you are wasting your time - monito...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Engine VIN: 1NXBR12E01
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