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2004 Acura TL 3.2L timing belt VIN: 19UUA66214
I am replacing timing belt and w/pump, old belt is chewed up on inner section. sible&i=1&sr=12&sb=[timestamp]%20DESC&s=1&rb= I remembered tsb 08-013 about a tapered shim, but it is only for '05 and u...
2003 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L oil leak VIN: TRUWT28N03
Bad oil leak ever since repair was done. Seems to be in front of engine close to tensioner pulley, though some was found on intake side toward front. Cleaned area and added dye, nothing conclusive. Any thoughts? Removed timing cover, cam seal and damper appear...
2010 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1VYAFE2A
Hi Techs, I have this 3.6 litre that is apparently too lean on bank 1. When I look at block 032 Im sitting at .8% and .6%. Block 033 -4.7% @1.54v and -4.7% @1.5v. Block 036 .14v and .70v both saying the the o2 sensor are ok. All of my lambda number are at 1.00... Trouble codes: P2196 (008598 B1S1 SIGNAL TOO HIGH Rich), P2096 (008342 Post Catalyst Oxygen Sensor Correction Too Lean Intermittent), P2270 (008816 B1S2 Oxygen Sensor Signal Too Lean Intermittent)
2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L glass VIN: 5UXFE43558
We have this BMW x-5, the upper tailgate glass portion will release and raise normally from dash button, switch at handle, or key fob. It will not lower automatically from switch at bottom of open tailgate. As far as I can see it should not lower from the fob....
2008 BMW 535i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANW13598
Looking for any ideas. After initial repairs I am having a hard time finding any additional faults related to the charge air system. I know it could be a charge air leak or a turbo concern but I want to ensure I cover all bases first including any pattern fail... Trouble codes: 30FF
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEC14W9X
Crank no start, fuel pressuer 65lbs, compression good, have spark, pulled upper intake for injector inspection found no leaks. Old plugs fuel fouled new plugs in. Cut fuel relay still won't fire, tested ecm fuse and ign fuse for fail durring crank, all checked...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Surge
Came in for stalling at stop. Could only verify once through a whole tank of gas. Now it started having low power. The more you step on the the accel the more it will fall on its face. Checked fuel pressure-52-60psi. So replaced fuel pump. Same problem. Remove...
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.6L Eng oil VIN: 1GCHK49659
Premature oil life monitor anyone? This vehicle will prompt for an oil change after a few days or weeks with only a few hundred kms. We have reflashed the pcm but it still does it. Has anyone run across this problem in chev trucks? What did you do to fix it?
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58BX3
Vehicle presented with multiple misfire when first came in. Along with P2305. Replaced Coil, plugs, and wires. (BWD coil, Champion Copper plus OE plugs) Cleared codes and vehicle seemed fine. Took it on test drive and let run for about 20 minutes to see if cod... Trouble codes: P2305 (Ignition Coil B Secondary circuit)
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Unknown VIN: 3A8FF68807
please help, need some new ideas. a/c will not blow cold maybe 55 degree's on 90 degree day. low side pressure is about 40 at idle and high side is about 225 psi, when you raise the rpm the low side pressure starts going up at least 10-15 psi and the air start...
2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L compressor VIN: 1B3HB28BX8
Customer was referred to us by existing customer.They had vehicle somewhere else where they told them they need a compressor and would cost 1500.00.The customer wants a second opinion.This is a variable displacement compressor and the hub isn't turning and sho...
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D3HV13T59
truck came in for low power from stop until gets moving then has what seems plenty of power but engine lt will flash at high rpm, cant feel miss but p0305 comes back every time, swapped plugs, coils, test fuel psi, vac seems ok, smoke test intake, test compres... Trouble codes: P0305
1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L ABS light VIN: 1FDKF38M5K
Trying to find the location of the ABS diode/resistor assembly. I have different schematics showing different locations, have disassembled several wire bundles and still have not found it. Any one know where it is?
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L inop VIN: 1FAFP55203
when you turn on the headlights, there are no dash lights. the blinker arrows light up and you can dim them with the panel dimmer. all exterior bulbs appear to work correctly and brake/signal lights function. i expect problem in cluster but would like to know ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Noise VIN: 1FTNW21P94
I have several questions dealing with the turbo noise in the air cleaner on deceleration, I have heard it called a bark, a fart, a flutter and other things. Basically it is the noise made when you let off the throttle abruptly, the boost backs up into the airb...
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L master cylinder VIN: 1FAFP251X5
ok. this is my first time on here. great to meet everyone and thank u all for the help im hoping to recieve. customer complaint.. seems the brake pedal is going to the floor. i test drive and yes on first atempt to stop the pedal feels normal and after approx....
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L rock hard pedal VIN: 1FMCU59H08
New owner complained about funky brakes and warning lights. Car had codes C1472, U2023, B1213 along with U0418 and P1260. Was able to clear most codes then during test drive C1472, U2023, B1213 came back. Tried initialing brake system with IDS then had rock ...
2013 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FADP3N29D
car overheats in hot weather with a/c on usually only on hill climbs - my question is is there any one taht has info on the active radiator shutters and how they work/ wiring diagrams. i cannot find anything on them in identafix or all data. i have a good powe...
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.2L Temperature VIN: 1GKFK66817
Greetings all. We have evacuated & recharged this vehicle multiple times with fresh R134 - testing the temperature at the front accumulator tubes we see 58º on the inlet side and 55º on the outlet side, and each time the vent temperature is 49º and all is well...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HGFG128X6
Hey Honda techs, my customer has stated here mpg has gone down from 30mpg combined city and highway to about 24mpg. There are no codes stored or pending, The car drives fine. I did on a hunch replace the o2 and air fuel ratio sensors, but that has not helped. ...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C55
hi every body and thanks in advance for your inputs. I have a 2005 mazda 6 with 2.3 engine that used lot car send to me because engine cranks, doesn`t run. according to them, the customer was riding this vehicle and then make a noise in engine comparment, engi...
2005 Nissan 350Z 35th Anniversary Edition 3.5L engine ping VIN: JN1AZ34D65
Hello. I have this 350z that has an intermittent engine ping just for a few seconds. Customer says he gets it when accelerating between 2nd and 3rd gear and sometimes in 4th. Not heavy throttle just accelerating around 2000 rpms. I drove it at all speeds and d...
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L #1 & #4 cylinders VIN: 1P3ES46C7Y
I was able to determine with an old in line spark tester that the instant the throttle is opened #1 & #4 cylinders lose spark. For the heck of it I removed the Autolite double platinum plugs & replaced with OE as I've been burned by these dbl platinum plugs fr...
2004 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L 4x4 VIN: 3G7DB03E34
Have a 2004 aztek all wheel dive with a 3.4l has a warning massage on dash that says disabled all wheel drive scaned comp no codes found checked abs sys no problem found will not lock into 4 wheel . could not find any data on this sys in my mitchel sys try to ...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T7Y
Guys I have one that is playing games with me and there is enough grey area in the test results to leave me doubting that I have diagnosed it correctly. This car will stall intermittently whether its idling in place or driving down the street at steady throttl... Trouble codes: P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L cd player VIN: 4T1BF28B81
My daughter's avalon was at the body shop recently and they must have disconnected the battery. Now the cd player shows it's full but I know for a fact there are no cd's in it. I hit the eject button but nothing happens and the cd icon flashes. Is there a way ...
2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Brake System VIN: 5TDBA23C15
Plug lines to master, pedal still went to floor. Replace master cylinder and Conversion valve. Plug lines at master outlets, solid pedal. Hook up lines from master, pedal goes to the floor. I have bleed this system everyway imaginable. Power Bleed System. Blee...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWJ71K76
Car was originally brought in with worn cam and follower. We replaced camshaft, follower and high pressure pump. Car came back with customer complaint of hesitation and sharp cut out under acceleration after driving for several hours. We can duplicate the conc... Trouble codes: P2293 (Fuel Pressure Regulator Valve N276), P310B, P0089 (Valve For Metering N290 Implausible Signal)

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1990 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6EL133XL
Thank You to all who responded. Marti in Mi was in fact correct re wire position. I did a lot of research and in All Data there was a flawed test for the cam sensor, involving a knife!, but it did reveal the correct positions. A note, 2 reman distributors had ... Trouble codes: 41 (Camshaft position / reference sensor).
2008 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L MIL Lamp on, reduced engine power VIN: 1GBJG31658
thanx for all the help.As i stated these ambulances get serviced regularly and not always by our shop.So after checking everything twice I got lucky to find the braided fuel line going from the tank to the low pressure pump had been kinked.Probably when someon... Trouble codes: P0087.
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HB48D75
It was the crank sensor. went to labscope it and it seemed to move (connector end of sensor) checked the wiring it was fine. Got a sensor from the dealer and it works great. dealer $79, aftermarket $18. whats the savings if it dont work? As for the dash lights... Trouble codes: P0339 (crank position code).
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 3.6L Drivetrain VIN: 3D4PG1FGXB
So the fix was the passenger side axle shaft. Thanks for everyones help.
1987 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L starter and turn signals VIN: 1FTHF25H5H
checked the turn signal wire and the starter wire, traced to the bulk connecter and found the 12 pin connecter wires had became bare ad shorted.
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Charging VIN: 1FALP6249S
As it turns out(as were my first thoughts as well as many of you), it was a poor quality reman. The final fix was a new after-market alt supplied by cust. Been two weeks and all is well. NOW, this is really ironic...the lady stopped by yesterday for us to have...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L engine VIN: 1FTYR10U31
Thanks for all the input.It turned out to be the intake manifold gasket leaking cold.smoke test determined this.Replaced intake gasket and all is well!Thanks again IATN
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Air Bag VIN: 1FMYU93155
You really have to love working on auction cars from used car dealers. After checking the drivers and passenger air bags and convincing myself that they were good, I decided to throw a used RCM at it. My Yard asked for the the numbers off of the old one. When ...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L fuel injection VIN: 1FTWW33PX6
Thank you all for your input it has been helpful. We went back to basics even though we’ve tested in the past. we tested low side oil pump pressure and found it took a long time to build up during extended cranking. we pulled the oil filter as he just got back...
2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L leftgate VIN: 1GKFK63827
we found a broken wire in the rear door harness. after c=going back to check all posible replies we went back to check the harnes over the top of the door to the vehicle and we found a broken wire where all is working now thanks to all
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Right Power Sliding Door VIN: 2HKRL18681
Thanks to all for your thoughts/replies. After double checking control unit inputs are all good, I replaced the control unit. We're back in action! Side note - L controller is not the same as the R. The pin-out is completely different so no option to swap ...
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L SRS light VIN: 2HGES16523
Ok,after trying 5 (that's right 5) different scan tools, finally got a code number that actually exists. Code 0-1 DOES NOT EXIST. It only comes up if your scanner doesn't comm properly with the module. I tried: Autel MaxiDas, Genesis, Launch-2 of them- and ...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Compressor clutch VIN: KMHDN45D02
Sorry guys had to let this one go. Customer had to have it back. I did see on my scanner that A/C switch would read on and clutch relay was off when it quit working. Not much information on my snap on verus (I am really getting sick of this thing). I would hav...
2007 Hyundai Veracruz SE 3.8L Starting VIN: KM8NU13C27
First of all thanks for taking time to give me your advise on this issue. I'm closing this post under being fixed but the truth is that after keeping the car in house for 2 days and periodically checking for int. power draw, I wasn't able to duplicate the prob...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cluster VIN: 1J4FX58S2V
Thanks for all the great input, the airbag module was the cause of the bus short. After unplugging each module one @ a time the airbag module made the difference, sort of a key in finding is the airbag lamp was one that stayed on in the cluster when all else w...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Blank Cluster VIN: WMWRE334X3
Thanks to all 3 replies, Pat and jermey hit it right on. corrosion at and under the fuse panel on the driver side kick panel. wire around the connector and installed a used body control module and all is working and customer is happy. Thanks again guys
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L Timing VIN: JA3AM54J1S
Thanks for all the help on this. Turns out the 2 front cams were switched. I was able to find a photo on line and took of the valve cover and sure enough I had switched them . It fired on the first try. This is the first one of these I have taken apart. Now I...
2005 Smart Fortwo Passion .8L No Start, No gear shifting VIN: WMEAJ00F35
Thank you Vladimir, Justin and Dave for you input. WE re-checked all the wiring with more care and found a speedo wire broken. WE also replaced the gearbox angle sensor. The above did not fix the problem. Upon re-checking the SAM fuse box we found fuse #30,40A... Trouble codes: P2400 (Transmission Blockage), P2401 (not known), P2402 (not known), P2403 (not known), P2414 (not known), P1834 (Transmission lock-up solenoid short circuit).
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Skid control VIN: JTEGD20V24
Fix with an alignment and 0 point cal. The ABS didn't like something when turning. The wheel was off a little bit to the right but drove straight. I had performed the cal first but didn't change the light coming on. I saw the wheel off and decided to try the a...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L No Start VIN: WVGBC67L04
We went over the following and also replaced several parts and still, it came down to poor compression hot, Here are the parts we tried coils, plugs, fuel pump, cranksensor. So the reply on this problem is we didnt correct anything but throw parts to it and ru...
2007 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Traction control VIN: YV1RH59257
Thanks to Peter, Mark, Robert and Bruce for your input. Turns out the clock spring was the the problem. Alldat's service procedure caused us to clock it wrong. After making that correction, it works as designed. Thanks again. Brad
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