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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L Srs VIN: JH4DC54882
I am working on a dealer vehicle that was purchased and now I am the one to fix the problem. The dealer wanted me to send the module out to have re-built or repaired. Initally had 10 codes: 01-01 Open Circuit Driver Side Air Bag 02-01 Open Or Increased Resista...
2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Abs Light On VIN: TRUUT28N42
Abs/esp codes 65535,01130,00778-sent abs module to module master for repair-reinstall and code and set basic settings.replace steering angle sensor and set basic settings-now has no codes but abs and brake lamp come on as soon as car hits 10 mph then abs/esp s...
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP54K01
Don't know anything about this car's history. New customer. Starts and runs great until it warms up. Sets P0453 DTC and dies. No spark from coil packs. Do have power to coil packs, but no fire to plugs. I would think coil pack bad - but both ? Any advice would...
2007 Cadillac SRX 4.6L driver door module VIN: 1GYEE63A87
Codes pulled from PDM= U0199- Lost comm. with DCM A B320B- Rear door window motor internal elec. failure U1500(01)- Inter-Device dedicated buss fault B320A- Fron door window motor internal elec. failure This is an attempt to confirm that the DDM is the faulty...
1987 Chevrolet R10 Suburban Custom Deluxe 5.7L engine VIN: 1GNER16K9H
I am working on a 1987 chevy surban 2wd it has a random misfire and it gives off a code 42 [est problem] have ohmed the wires there ok have replaced the coil ing mod and the emc used the old proms ran great for a couple days then it was surging going up hill o...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GCBU05D8L
This is going to be a long one so bear with me. This is my bosses car. As a rule, I don't shotgun parts at a car, but what the boss wants, the boss gets. About a month ago did an ignition tune up, cap rotor plugs wires just for maintenance. The current problem...
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCGG29U14
Customer states the engine stalled while driving and would not restart. Could not communicate with PCM found no power at pin 16 of DLC, found cigar fuse and trailer fuse open replaced both and gained communication.Keep losing communication with PCM can only re... Trouble codes: P1626 (Anti theft system fuel enable), U1041 (Loss of EBCM communications)
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L steering VIN: 3GNDA23P56
Vehicle pulls/drifts left. Checked alignment, made camber, toe perfect. Rear toe camber perfect. sold 2 front tires. Road test, still pulls left. Rotated new front tires, still pulls. Rotate rear tires still pulls. Disabled eps by pulling 60 amp fuse underhood...
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H6V
Came in for a stall and check eng light. (PO118 coolant temp sensor) and inop temp gauge. Traced to a bad PCM. installed a new aftermarket on and test drove,ok. Customer took it, and it stalled after 15 miles, no codes I could get it to stall after reaching 1...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3AE66G71
Got this 300M giving me fits! A used car lot customer of mine bought this car for a song in non-running condition. The car has no spark, but it does have injector pulse. It also makes a really loud ticking noise while cranking when the CMP sensor is plugged ... Trouble codes: P0601 (Internal PCM fault)
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25R65
Good day! I have a Caravan that has a penchant for setting P0306. Prior to me working on it plugs, wires, injectors were swapped misfire did not change, injector 6 was the replaced along with spark lugs and wires. New intake gaskets (upper and lower) were als... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire cylinder 6)
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WD0PE84547
I am dealing with a hard start long crank issue hot or cold. Customer is only worried about getting van to start, as they are selling. Glow plugs work all but #4. These are really out of my experience but was willing to try to help a good customer if possible ... Trouble codes: 2355 (egr control air mass to large), 2951 (egr cooler implausible value), 3130 (temp sensors moniter deviation to high), 2511 (egr conroll position errow), 2953 (intake port swirl actuator open /sensor value to low), 2136 (cylinder 4 glow plug open)
2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1B3HB28B17
I can not rap my head around why this thing acts the way it does. When it works the a/c pressures are great and blows ice cold. Mostly at idle or at stop. While driving it will stop blowing cold. I watch the pressures before it cuts off and they are normal. Hi...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L windshield wipers VIN: 1FTRX17WXX
checked and found the multifunction switch was burnt at wire connection,replaced switch and installed new pigtail harness and now has wipers at the low and hi speed but no delay / intermittent. anyone come across this problem before?
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46P03
this truck intermittently throws a p0275 code, cylinder 5 contribution balance, we replaced the FICM harness due to broken connectors, then replaced the #5 injector and FICM. DTC came back, swapped 3 and 5 injectors, now DTC is p0263 for cylinder 1 contributio... Trouble codes: P0275, P0263
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Vent Air VIN: 1FTPX04514
Good day IATN peeps. My customers concern is when the manual HVAC is set to vent and cold temp, hot air comes out vents. And it does. I have removed the blend door motor and the door moves smoothly and seems to thump solid on each end of travel. The blend is c...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L EGR System VIN: 1FTNW20PX4
This truck initially came in for check engine light on with P0401 for Insufficient EGR Flow months ago. At that time I replaced the EGR valve. I road tested the vehicle and gave it back to the customer. Several weeks later the check engine light came back on w...
2012 Ford Mustang 3.7L No Start VIN: 1ZVBP8EM7C
This convertible got rained on with the top down. It's a no start, instrument cluster is "asleep" or dead. Does it wake up with Key In, then Key On? Get a signal from some other module? Key In switch is OK. Saw a couple of posts where the cluster acted up befo... Trouble codes: P1602
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.3L Mode Door VIN: 1GTEC14X83
Thank you to all who are reading this! I don't know what I'm missing here. all sub systems work great independently ( control head, cable, cable with control head attached, and door mechanism, it is extremely hard to move. When I installed the new control head...
2009 GMC C5500 Topkick C5V042 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDE5V1929
Bus came in limp in mode. We had glow plug codes, MAF codes, glow plug controller performance. We found a chaffed power cable to glow controller. #6 glow plug was open, connector to glow plug control melted. After new controller, wire repair, and new #6, we ha... Trouble codes: P0102
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 6.2L Fuel tank VIN: 3GTP2VE2XC
This truck will not take fuel it keeps clicking off like the tank is full. It will not take fuel even if the EVAP canister is disconnected. I have pulled the tank twice and checked the vent on top of the fuel pump, and on the end of the tank, checked the roll ...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM66584
Hello to all.I need some help on this Honda. I did a timing belt and water pump 2 weeks ago.(Sept/10). Customer called on Monday 9/15 and stated that the check engine lamp was on. customer came into shop and code P0344 was stored for intermittent camshaft posi... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam shaft position sensor intermittent), P0389 (Crankshaft position senor b intermittent), P2195 (Bank 1 sensor 1 stuck lean)
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L inner joints VIN: 5FNRL38646
This vehicle has the economy feature that turns off 3 cylinders at cruise. The rear motor mount was replaced about 2 years ago because of loud, obvious vibration at cruise when econ was operating. Apparently the engine has such bad vibration problems when runn...
2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L ignition VIN: 2HKYF18417
Car came into shop withe VTM-4 lamp on and check engine lamp flashing with hard misfire. Pulled faults p0304 p0305 p0306 p0300 and a powertrain malfunction code in vtm-4 module. We found wave forms for the these cylinders were consistent with faulty coils. Rep...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Cuts out VIN: KM8SC13D93
While driving engine will buck, tach will drop out and come back up in a blink of an eye then engine will act like injector timing is off. Scan values are normal. Cycle ignition and all is back to normal. Symptom is very intermittent and happens so suddenly th... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor), P1372 (PCM Segment Time Acquisition Incorrect)
2008 Hyundai Veracruz SE 3.8L radio is locked out VIN: KM8NU73C88
We have this suv and not getting any help for getting the radio unlocked as far as dealer. Mitchell also does not show the procedure. I did find some info on the internet but I would rather get it from someone with some experience first. thanks Roger.
2008 Infiniti G37 Sport 3.7L Engine VIN: JNKCV64E28
Vehicle was towed in from dealer. Customer stated engine was surging at times then would run fine. This went on for a couple of days until engine would crank but not start. I replaced the bank 1 cam sensor and now I have NO CODES present. I can get the car to ...
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Front air ride suspension VIN: SAJWA79CX5
I lifted up the car to replace the front and rear brakes. When I finished, I lowered the car down, and the whole front end sagged. When I started the car, the suspension would no longer pump up. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Camshaft VIN: JT8BF28G1X
This is a family members car and out of my comfort zone. I am replacing heads on this due to a bent exhaust valve and working very slow and methodically. My question is on the replacement of the camshafts. I have installed the new head [ right side ]. Accordin...
2011 Mazda 3 i 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BL1UF8B
Customer Lost Keys, I have a Vetronix Pass Thru device, Does any one know if we can reprogram the keys. The nearest Dealer is 3 hours away
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Cruise Control Operation VIN: WDBHA24G2Y
Hope one of you Mercedes techs can give me some direction on this one. The problem is with the cruise control system. At 40 to 50 mph the operation is flawless. At about 60 mph the problem starts. At the higher speed it will engage and work OK and then suddenl...
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1MEFM55U8W
Hi, Hope to get some help...This vehicle came in with a very hard brake pedal and car feels like it has manual brakes. when applying brakes car hardly stops.I checked vac at hose to booster (17-18 psi) runs good. replaced booster (no change)..replaced ma...
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52E5Y
Good day all, the olds alero came to me not running. had new pcm and passlock sensor installed. problem is when cold the car wont start, acts like its flooded, the engine light is flickering while cranking. after several tries its starts and runs ok. prevous s...
1999 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2.4L ets,abs,temp,anti theft, VIN: 1G2JD12T5X
Good Afternoon everyone,,, i have a customer that came in today her complaint was she was driving and she had to come to a hard braking stop it stalled out and ever since then all of her dash lights come on ets,abs,rpm signal drops outs as well as the temp gau...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L oil leak VIN: YS3EF48Z4Y
Evening all, not very familiar with Saabs, we have one here with a bad oil leak that seems to be coming from the cover housing behind the turbo. I believe its the cover for the oil pump check valve My question is - can you remove that round cover with out taki...
2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG696X5
Hello everyone, I have a subaru that started off as a hard start and a mil setting the misfires on the primary bank. Well first I found the fuel pressure leaking into the #3 intake runner. Made the estimate and installed the regulator and a fresh set of plugs.... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0303 (misfirecylinder 3l)
2003 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L monitors VIN: 4T3ZF13CX3
vehicle came in with evap vent code p0446 and po442 small leak. Removed and tested vent sol. Tested ok, smoke test system. No leaks found, smoke test tank side separately, no leaks found. Cleared codes to see what returned, now cannot get cat, evap monitors to...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Dies in Drive VIN: 2T1KR32E63
Vehicle came in with just the code P0770, Tested the wire to the pcm and was ok. Tested a used ecm and code P0773 came out and drove the vehicle and P0770 was pending. Replaced transmission. As soon as i start it P0773 comes out and put into drive the engine s... Trouble codes: P0770 (p0773-), P0773
2011 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L cam timing VIN: 4T1BF3EKXB
We just put a rebuilt motor in this car. Promar in NJ did the rebuild. the reason for motor failure was that the radiator leaked and the customer drove the car with no coolant in it, and severely overheated the engine. I got the thing put all together, and fr...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L reserve light on
Need some help from some VW gurus. Had a no start complaint on a 2002 VW Golf mark 4, with a APK motor. I replaced the fuel pump (just the pump not the sender unit) and car drives fine now. The fuel gauge is showing quarter of a tank which looks about right as...

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2008 Audi A6 3.2L engine VIN: WAUAH74F28
Thanks to all who took out the time to help me with this Audi I proceeded with cleaning of the VVT control solenoids. So far so good. I don't dare call this one fixed since the problem is intermittent. If it reoccurs, customer will bring it in for repairs at A...
2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Intake Valve VIN: WAUDF78E68
Well I was hoping that by using my one update, the time limit for this post would reset but it still is due today. The engine unfortunately is not fixed yet. The cylinder head is still at the local machine shop. We decided to replace all the springs. The i...
2008 BMW 328i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAWB33538
Well, this was a weird one. I don't understand why some customers refuse to tell the whole story until they realize how much their stupidity will cost them. To begin the wiring diagram from all data wasn't 100% accurate, my boss found this company called mo...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L no start VIN: 1G6KD54Y0Y
After consulting Identifix, and wiring diagrams, found the large ground cable that bolts to alternator, and body-under AC dryer,was totally broken. According to Identifix, this is a major problem. Cables corrode, and insome case break. This one was physically ...
2007 Cadillac SRX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GYEE63A07
ok first i want to say thanks for the replies . Dan we have all the updated things to test for leaks that was not the problem. as said this enging would leak for about the first 5 mins on cold startup and then not leak a drop until it had set for hours , i cou...
2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Distributor And Fuel Pressure Regulator Fixed Problem Trouble codes: P0304.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic WT 6.0L Misfire, cuts out VIN: 1GCHK29U97
Customer is unable to pay for more time even though we gave him a lot more than e charged for. you all know how that goes. thanks for all suggestions.
2007 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C044 6.6L engine warning lights and eng itermittent shut dow VIN: 1GDE5C3907
we could never duplicate problem however Tom from Utah lead us down the correct path,,, at main feed junction box with engine running had 14.i v from starter,,, connection above this on block feeds 2 fuse boxes on this connection we had 13.2v at 1 fuse box ha...
2011 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Not sure VIN: 1GB3G2BG4B
ok here goes I changed all idler bearing , the tensonier assy twice because the first on worst noise then the orig one and finally after plus the alt had a rumbling noise when really loaded with everything on in the bus all is fine thanks everyone
2007 Chrysler Aspen Limited 4.7L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1A8HW58N47
Thanks for all the replies. I thought it was suspicious that the power windows caused the fault to happen. I removed the fuse block that is located on the drivers side floor behind the parking brake lever. Apparently water had been leaking in from a clogged...
2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L wipers, radio, directionals, hvac, cruise control VIN: 2A4RR5D11A
About a week ago I took the TIPM out and put back the old. At that time, I wiggled all the harnesses while watching the network view on the reaction. I wiggled everything! Still nothing. I spoke to the customer today and as of yet, he has had n...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24R05
I guess I can close this even though I'm not sure what fixed it. The van had to go home last night as the customer needed it. Today it arrived with the mil on. To my surprise, there was only 1 code for a p0420 which we knew was an existing issue. No other code... Trouble codes: P0135.
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L pinging VIN: 1FTNE24L32
Thanks to all the responses, we are running two cans of Seafoam through the system. Customer states that the pinging is nearly gone. Thanks again for all your help Steve [...]
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 1FMRU15W24
Thanks for help on this one. This truck had the wrong trans installed! What tripped me up is three things, 1st it had the same problems it had when it came in so I figured it was misdignosed, 2nd it had a good VSS scope pattern to the PCM. 3rd I didn't know ex...
2005 Ford F650 7.2L parking lights VIN: 3FRNF65R85
I'm calling this a fix . The 15 amp under hood fuse already had fixed the problem. But the 30 amp fuse was not supposed to been put in. The result was a circuit receiving power for headlamp control module which this truck is NOT equipped. The owner simply the ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L mech/elect VIN: 1FTRF12226
thanks guys for all the replies,I ended up pulling the transmission,and taking it apart,found only first and second were any good all the rest was pretty much trashed,I wasn't expecting to find so much damage because it shifted well with my scan tool,I did a c...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L navigation system VIN: 1HGCM66874
thanks for all of the responses, we believe the dvd player was at fault, I did have the correct discs for the vehicle. I was unable to confirm the diagnosis because vehicle ended up being sold. thanks again so much for your time.
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JNKAY21D9R
Thank you for all of your help. I have fixed this vehicle and it passes smog with flying colors. When using the factory scan tool I monitored the maf sensor, ect pid and O2 sensors. The engine temperature was 195 deg. One O2 sensor was not reading at all a... Trouble codes: 55 (system passed).
2011 Isuzu NPR-HD 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JALC4W161B
Most of these issue were covered by dealer warranty. The owner got a recall notice shortly after I found out, specifically for this issue. Long and short, the driver should have stopped driving and did make it worse. Isuzu is having trouble with this newer em... Trouble codes: P20C9, P244B, P2463, P20AD, P1490, P205D.
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L Poor pedal/ soft VIN: JT8BD68S2W
The vehicle has not yet returned for testing. The final test I came up with you fellow members help ( thanks !! ) to try is to carefully block or pinch off all rubber hoses at all wheels. Then " feel pedal ". If pedal feel is still soft the air is in the mast...
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L cam advance VIN: 1YVHP84C36
ok this one is fixed. some of you were close but led me on the correct track. I pulled the head back off and low and behold there was no oil hole next to the head bolt in the front. doing research found that I ordered a head seat for an 05 model year - miss ty...
2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP84C36
this one is fixed , thanks to george and his info. I pulled the head back off and found it to be the wrong gasket. after more research I hound I mis typed info into the parts house and ordered a head set for an 05 which does not have the oil passage in the gas... Trouble codes: P0012.
2009 Mercedes-Benz E550 5.5L Door handle switch VIN: WDBUF72X99
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Hesitation, EML light VIN: WMWRH33526
Smoke test revealed a slight leak at the oil cap, so we replaced it. Performed a second smoke test and we found a vacuum hose had popped off of the intake manifold. We're a little unsure of the vacuum hose concern because it didn't show up on the first test, ... Trouble codes: P1498 (Unmetered air after compressor).
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2.0L ACD hyd. pump VIN: JA3AV66V29
Thanks for the help, however the customer has elected not to pursue the matter further. I did find a spec and a test procedure that has you tap it to the pressure line from the pump and verify that it can procedure 120 psi min.
2011 Nissan Juke SL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AF5MV5B
thanks for the few replies i received-these things must have very few issues. ok, on to the fix. sometimes we quick view things as i did, the service info i used on identifix would have worked better if i had read more than seen what needed done, the illustrat... Trouble codes: P0234 (Turbo overboost).
2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L sidecover VIN: 1G2ZF55B56
All three replies were correct. Transmission does not need to be removed. Remove drive shaft and lower cradle. Have to do a little prying to get cover out. Once new cover is put into position recheck gaskets as they can easily be snagged as you finangle the co...
2008 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L Stall VIN: KL5JD56Z58
Thanks for the help but customer decided to trade it. I was actually still in the middle of tests when they showed up in their new car and took it to dealer for trade in. I checked all the grounds and even supplied my own. Replaced t-body with used unit with s... Trouble codes: P2135 (Throttle Position TP Sensor 1 - 2 Correlation).
1985 Toyota Corolla LE 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT2AE83E9F
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L chime/gong VIN: 3VWSF29M0Y
Dear fellow techs my customer was unwilling to spend any money diagnosing this problem. Most replies dealt with door switch's. one dealt with lock cylinder itself. I believe that is where the problem lies as the tone changes when you turn lights on as key off ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L abs VIN: 3VWCA21C3Y
thanks for all the replies. The abs controller was bad we sent it out and had it repaired. I had seen a bmw before that would int set codes for rf speed sensor that had a bad controller but code did not go away after vehicle was fully warmed up. Thanks again.
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