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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio 2.0L No Start VIN: ZARBA5564H
Help Alfa Techs! This spider will crank and not start for several attempts- we have no injector and coil pulse and no tachometer operation while cranking. After several attempts the tac starts to move and then the engine starts. We primarily need a wiring diag...
1997 BMW 318is 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE7322V
This vehicle came in after failing state inspection due to CEL on. Had codes P0340, P1423 & P0451, stored in computer memory. Replaced vacuum hoses for the P1423 & replaced cam sensor for the P0340. Code P0451 returns on second road test. According to my infor... Trouble codes: P0451 (Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor), P0340 (Cam Sensor), P1423 (Air Injection System)
2008 BMW 528xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: WBANV13518
Techs, While reviewing data on our Autologic, I noticed that in the DME, P0335 code data/information listed states: Standard Fuse Protection CAS Fault, Standard Fuse Protection DME 1 Fault I have inspected all fuses in UHJB and TRUNK and all are O.K. Am lookin... Trouble codes: P1727 (51A6 Trans. Engine Signal), P0335 (2A94 Engine/DME Crankshaft Sensor Signal)
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GNCT18W7Y
Runs rough and hesitation.under load improves within a few minutes.distributor replaced to correct injector timing.vehicle sets codes when induced but with no ses light.coil and coil wire replaced with no fix.fuel filter changed.wires and plugs test in within ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L lamp VIN: 1GCEK19V12
I keep telling myself to quit playing with car lot scrap, but too late! This truck came in with abs lamp on- codes co225, c0226, c0227, c0265 , co281. Replaced both front sensors.Left front had been cut by installation error, the signal to the right sensor loo...
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Case Seal Replacment VIN: 2CNDL23F77
What is required to replace this INNER case seal? Can the outer cover be removed and this seal replaced without disassembling the transfer case? Or are we going cause problems? Alldata is no help with this.
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Tcm VIN: 2C3HD56F2R
Hi all I have this LHS that has no communication with the TCM. What I initially found was the TCM Relay was not engaging. The Shutdown Relay Power circuit was not supplying voltage to the relay in order for it to engage. further analysis revealed a bad ground ...
2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L dash brake VIN: 2A8HR54PX8
Van came in for red brake light lit in instrument cluster. Found code C1008. Checked brake fluid, was good. Voltage for brake fluid level stays at 3.14 volts, all the time. Checked the wires from the level connector to the power distribution box, wires good, n...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1B4GT44L8X
this van when accelerating will surge and buck right @ 24000 rpms then clear up with no codes. another tech tried a cam and crank sensor and a egr solenoid. now i have the vehicle and when i scope the cam and crank the one thing that stands out is that when th...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Abs VIN: 3B7KC23Z32
The abs motor was running all the time with key off and key out of ign, diagnosed as bad module put new abs module in and motor works, but now we get a flashing abs light that will not clear, flashes all the time koeo or koer. Codes setting are 83 revs per mil...
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Shift motor VIN: 1D4HB48N35
Thanks in advance. I have an AWD version Durango. Cust complaint was Service 4WD light on with intermittent flashing 4LOCK light. found code C1405 - T-case range position sensor ckt high. Found water and corrosion in T-case position motor. Replaced motor and c...
2008 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Shifter interlock VIN: 2B3LA43H38
This is a police car that came in with a complaint that several times the driver couldn’t shift the column shift out of park. The driver had to restart the car to shift it out of park. Initially it had codes, c107c brake pedal 1-2 half stuck, u140e implausible...
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L power sliding doors VIN: 2D4RN5D16A
I have this grand caravan that the power sliding doors will not always work, the drivers side will not communicate with the scanner, I followed pinpoint test for no communication,(U1143)it has power and ground to module and I tested the can(bus)wires,they test...
1967 Ford Galaxie 6.4L Mechanical
[...] is the VIN... iatn does not allow vintage decode. This is round 2 on this car. first was cooling system repair. Not familiar with this classic vehicle. 1967 Ford galaxie, could be a galaxie 500. 390I engine... We inspected the brakes... recommende...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FPWF37F7X
I have this diesel here with idle surge. I hooked up my scanner found transmission solenoid codes. the od light flashing my scanner said torque convtor engaged and 1st gear soilinoid on. I sent it to transmission shop. they rebuilt transmission and repaired ha...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDWF37F1Y
This truck will run fine. driving down the road and go over 1/2 throttle feels like a miss. in park if you rev it up, it runs great up to 2,400 rpm, give it more throttle then it just starts missing and lots of blue/white smoke. when floored passed 2400 Icp go...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L drive engagement VIN: 1FMYU04122
Vehicle towed in with trans slipping. Customer approved O/H found clutches welded to forward drum replaced all softs and hard parts necessary went back together fine. When first adding fluid it did not want to take it maybe unrelated. Problem now mainly when t...
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L battery VIN: 3FAFP11303
wht/blu has battery voltage and wht/grn has battery voltage these wires go to the alternator plug in.
2007 Hummer H3 3.7L trip odometer VIN: 5GTDN13E57
speedometer works, no trip odometer count, no mileage change on odometer, dash unit tested good,placed ecm, no error codes found
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Steering VIN: KM8SC73D24
Vehicle came into shop with no steering and fluid everywhere! we found pop off switch on ps pump was blown. Install new pump with new switch. Flushed and had very little ps assist. New belt as well. Read what other tech's had done and quickly replaced new rese...
2012 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 5XXGM4A77C
This one needs a man of God to figure out. Vehicle towed in - engine locked up. We advised it may be under warranty. Towed to Kia. They removed oil pan, found #1 connecting rod broken and peices everywhere. They would not warranty it - blamed sludge (lack of o...
1991 Lamborghini Diablo 5.7L Compressor VIN: ZA9DU07PXM
Hi Guys We have a 91 Diablo that is sold and needs to be delivered tomorrow. The a/c compressor will run for a minute when Low temp is selected then kicks off and doesn't come back on. The compressor will operate all the time if defrost is selected, so the hig...
2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Front Air Springs VIN: SALMF15488
Like most people, I have this Range Rover that I can't seem to figure out. The front suspension is stuck in the fully extended, up, position. I am getting constant codes C1A13 and C1A36. I go to the rear of the truck in the spare tire well where the pump i...
2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L tpms VIN: SALSF25469
I was told that there is a up date to reprogram the computer for this problem.L.R web site lists a adapter to allow you to use a j box. does any one know if you can still use you ids with there program to do this . this is the first L.R. i have looked in to pr...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Makes a noise VIN: WDBBA48D2J
Ok. I have this Benz that makes a noise that sounds very similar to the noise that any car makes if you are sitting at a stop and you gently release the brake pedal. You can kind of get a groaning noise from the brakes if you try that. However, on this Benz it...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L clutch VIN: 1N4BL11E53
Any one ever replaced a clutch in one of these Altima 3.5.fwd. Time and procedure would be a big help, Thanks
1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G2FS2185K
arrived at shop with intermittent no start. battery passed VAT test. cranking voltage is about 9.8 VDC.charged battery and car started. next morning it would not start again. battery passed VAT test. put in a new battery anyways. still was a cranker. spark str...
2005 Subaru Outback VDC Limited 3.0L Alternator VIN: 4S4BP85C55
I am not sure what the wire to ecm does i know it is for emc to sense load on alternator any advice will be greatly appriciated thanks
1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall
Hi everyone and thanks in advanced. I'm working on a '97 corolla DX, The car will not start normally when it's cold unless you put your foot on the gas pedal and it has a bad hesitation once it starts, it runs much better after it warms up but it still idles k...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H0V
Ok, I'm pulling whats left of my hair out on this one. This is one of mine and heading to auction if it gets too involved. It has the p1451 secondary air short to ground code. Alldata is of no assistance and my modis does not have a troubleshooter for this car... Trouble codes: P1451

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Spark VIN: ZARBA5418F
Hi I want to thank everyone who replied I installed 2 crank sensors and fuel pump all is good
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCGG29U14
Andrew you were right found ground strap broken into. Repaired got communication, still had only 2volts to circuit A11. Found mass connector under IP had cororsion. Clean recheck all good. Thank you all for your help, as we all know sometimes we pull our hair ... Trouble codes: P1626 (Anti theft system fuel enable), U1041 (Loss of EBCM communications).
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Stall VIN: 3C4FY4BB11
car is in service with no problems or codes coming back. i did replace the map sensor with oem. and i beleve thats why the code did not come back. still has starting and stall unless you start it with your foot into the throttle halve way thanks for the all th... Trouble codes: P1297.
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L pcm VIN: 1B4GP54LXV
Thank you to all who tried to help us. After checking and rechecking we ordered another OE BCM from the dealer. Installed it and performed the tailgate/security procedure as instructed on the BCM and this one works fine. All I can say is don't believe the ne...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46P03
appreciate all of the help and tips. Yes michael, you were right. we replaced all of the injectors on right side bank, 1,3,5,7 and it runs like a champ, test driven extensively with no DTCs. thanks again guys Trouble codes: P0275, P0263.
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Charging system VIN: 1FDXE45P05
Summary: Short story is that both alternators had worn out brushes. What I learned: Each alternator is controlled independently by the ECU. Alt. #1 is controlled from pin 1 on the middle connector at the ECU. This is a White/yellow wire that goe...
2008 Ford Expedition EL Limited 5.4L Driver Window VIN: 1FMFK20528
Thanks for all your help we came to the conclusion to go with the dealer window regulator from the replies we got and all is good.Thanks again for your useful inputs.
2002 GMC C7500 Topkick C7H042 8.1L code P1663 VIN: 1GDM7H1E72
Thanks to Jay [...] replaced the burned out bulb and the code does not come back on. Thanks for the help. I appreciated it very much. Trouble codes: P1663 (Change engine oil lamp control circuit.).
2010 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L Electronic VIN: KMHDU4AD8A
after all is said and done replacing the ecm with a rebuilt unit and having the car reprogrammed all is well not check engine light. no more blown fuses and car shifting fine thanks for the help mike
2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged 5.0L Unknown VIN: SAJWA0HEXA
Thanks guys- we are letting this one go to the dealer! It's hard to justify a grand in special tools when we may never see another one for this job! Greg and crew
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL 3.4L Rotors VIN: WDBCB35E9M
My fix is that I installed a new set of MB dealer front brake pads! As explained in the post the vehicle has to be driven a fair amount of miles before the customer complained but I feel very certain that Michael from Indiana has offered up an actual fix perta...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Low power VIN: WMWMF33547
Looked like the valve timing was off.I was willing to buy tools to check it but the customer wasn't ready to do the job if needed. Car is parked up for now.I will update post if she returns Trouble codes: 283D.
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L timing VIN: 5N1BV28UX4
timing chain was bad and the grides were bad. then find out the cat were plug up and replace all that stiff and fix the vehicle
2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L compressor VIN: 4S3BMBK66A
Thanks for the help guys- this system is relatively new and not much info is available- we had already performed the relative suggestions you all provided- no help. We sent it to the dealer- they guessed at it and said it needs a condenser- she has ha previous...
2004 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L Lighting VIN: YV1TH59H54
A Big Thank You to all that replied to my question..Looks like the body shop will have to pony up on this one..$$$ Dave
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