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2004 Acura TL 3.2L rear defrost VIN: 19UUA66234
checked fuses,swapped relay,want to test voltage at grid but unable to locate wiring harness,appears to go through radio antennae,don't want to disturb side curtain.also the switch on dash does not illuminate the led when depressed.
1989 Buick Century Custom 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G4AH51R7K
Please help this 2.5 tbi will stall at idle and starts hard. Replaced ecm with a reman a month ago and problem seemed to go away. But is back again same problem. Some times it will run ok for a week or two but most of the time it runs poorly. It seems to be lo...
2009 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.9L passinger side VIN: 1G4HD57M19
vehicle came n with decent heat on the driver side and no heat on the passenger side at all, blows cold. found that the theormastat was not any good anymore. so we replaced it. better heat out driver side now, and decent heat out of passenger side, but they ar...
2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15W0Y
Vehicle comes in on the Wrecker, tried to start it and it cranked over and started. Could not get it to duplicate the problem. I talked to the owner and he advised that another shop put a fuel pump in about two months earlier. I went back and checked there wor... Trouble codes: 420 (Cat low efficent bank 1)
2004 Chevrolet W3500 Tiltmaster W3S042 4.8L cranks ok no run VIN: J8BB4B1464
no power on pin 8 no power on pin 9 to ecu white wire on pin 8 red wire on pin 9 no communication with any scanner but scan tool powers up when you connect to aldl
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S94
Thank you for the help in advance. Vehicle came in with a ck eng light and rough idle. We found the spark plugs worn and replaced. The miss stayed in #2 cylinder. The coil pack was tested and moved to another cylinder. Still miss on #2. All ignition coils have... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire)
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.6L 5th gear VIN: 1G1ZJ57799
Overhauled the unit. Replaced input housing and the rear cover for the internal damage from the 35R wave plate failure. Initial road test was successful. After check for leaks and such installer stated he thought reverse was slipping. Took it for a test drive ...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L No Start
hello all thank you in advance for any help you may offer.vehicle towed in no start.no spark,good crank and cam signals sync good no codes just no spark.i've installed several distibutors in these in the past when i worked at a dealer.i opted for a junk yard p...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Radio VIN: 3C4FY48B43
Help Chrysler Techs! This Cruiser came in as a no crank- we found the link between the ignition tumbler and ignition switch (electrical portion) to have failed. The dealer only sells the column but Napa has the actual factory part available separately. we repl...
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L Misfire VIN: 3A4GY5F90A
Hello, I have a 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Non-Turbo That has a misfire on cylinder #3. On a cold start it misfires very little but as it warms up it gets worse to a constant misfire only on #3. I checked over the work of the Tune-up and everything looks go... Trouble codes: P0303
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L 3rd gear VIN: WD0BE84577
does the dealer program these for different rear ends?
2008 Dodge Ram 5500 SLT 6.7L pressure control solenoid 3 VIN: 3D6WC76A58
hello everyone, I hope you guys are having a better day than I. so our ram 5500 tow truck has been sick past 2 weeks. cel on p0798 stored cleared code numerous times comes back as soon as you start driving. ohmd the linear solenoid #3 as per flow chart found i...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDWF36S3X
Help!! on this truck it has an intermitant no start, then at times will start then stall, and other times is just fine, when testing it found that when i remove the pcm relay and reconnect it the fuel line charges up, then you start it and it stalls, then othe...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FBNE31L6X
to all Ford gurus out there. got this e350 that has a p0230 code with a no start. did not have enough time to do a diagnosis on it. connected a fuel pressure gauge and goes to about 40 psi the drops as i crank. sprayed some starting fluid and still no start. m... Trouble codes: P0230
2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3FAFP07Z46
Got this '06 Fusion that recently had head gasket replaced. Car runs fine off of idle. Has erratic loping idle and will sometimes stall. Cutting a/c on or putting in gear makes problem worse, but doesn't have to be on for car to lope and stall once it warms up...
2010 Ford Transit Connect XL 2.0L Timing chain VIN: NM0LS7AN1A
Cylinder head removed to insert spark plug thread insert. There is no timing mark on the crank pulley. How to line up the timing chain? Thank you.
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Fuel VIN: KM8SC73E14
Has a p2127 trouble code. Customer states that 2 times on highway she was unable to accelerate. Working fine at this time. Wondering if there is a common problem that causes this code. Thanks Everyone
2005 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.0L air bag light VIN: KM8JM12BX5
Vehicle came in with air bag light on and code B1368 (passenger pre-tensioner resistance too low) We used a Snap On Solus scanner. Alldata and Identafix instructions say to install a 2 ohm resistor in the pre-tensioner connector and recheck. When I do this the...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L draw an battery VIN: 1J4GW48N3Y
Checking the fuses #5, 7 and 17, inside the vehicle, they all refer to the BCM. The Alldata fuse charts only refer these fuses as 'internal fused' and do not state what circuit/item they supply power to. The two fuses under the hood are 50 amp power fuses and ...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Rear Lights VIN: 1J4GW48S43
Hello everyone, I am back with the community and wondering if I may ask everyone if the rear light issue on this vehicles has anything to do with codes P0155 and P0205 (which I am assuming no but just throwing this out there as I call it a night). Once I get...
2006 Kia Optima LX 2.7L eng VIN: KNAGD12846
Hi kia techs. Over the years i have done many kia optimas, body work and eng repair. I have a 06 2.7 with bad eng, and a 01 2.5 good low mileage engine. I cannot find any reason the 2.5 will not work in place of the 2.7. If anyone has any info on this please ...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L shifting VIN: WMWRC33445
the problem is that I have no shifter indicator l.e.d.,trans not shiting other than in manual mode,shifts perfect manually and the indicator works in manual mode.Now the scan data shows all the positions correctly other than the manual mode always shows on.My ...
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: H1S3043076
This vehicle sat for 10 years in a garage, Fuel tank had 3/4 to and inch of tarish/varnish in it. Fuel injectors stopped up. This is engine family L240/280F 168.0 CI engine. Replaced fuel tank and sending unit, fuel pump, clean all fuel lines, replace fuel inj...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D43
Does anybody have a good lab scope sync pattern for cam & crank sensors together as I now suspect chain out of time?
1992 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0L Stall
Thanks in advance. This car has an intermittent slow speed stall on decal. acts like slow IAC. Will catch itself most of the time and not stall. Only happens when warm and in gear. snap test on solus passes. TPS is new and non adjustable. Any ideas would be ap...
1977 Porsche 911 S 2.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 9117201516
Clearly it needs a fuel tank to start. I have pulled it years ago to get it internally sealed and it was only cleaned. Shop said they could not coat it because the baffles in it would be a problem. Couldnt source a new tank at the time. I want to scrap this en...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Temp. gauge VIN: WP0CB2985Y
Ok guys, I have a strange problem with a boxster s that's has me quite perplexed. The car came in with an oil leak from the right head gasket. We replaced the head gasket, secondary oil pumps, a cam sprocket, and IMS bearing. All went well, the engine runs per...
2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.8L Hydraulic sway bar VIN: WP1AC29P68
Vehicle came to us with noisy power steering. Found pump was leaking and fluid was low. Replaced P.S. pump, both reservoirs and flush system with Pentosin fluid. Still have noise from hydraulic system but have pin pointed it to the sway bar side(spit system). ...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Engine VIN: YV1RS59V84
Have an 01 S60 T5 in for a Clyinder 1 and 3 misfire. Its a very slight miss that can barley be felt on a cold startup and it goes away within 20 seconds Spark plugs were miss matched and wrong so we replaced them with factory plugs. Still threw the code on a ...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1CZ91H74
I inherited this Volvo since a co-worker installed a transmission, it now will crank/no start. It keeps kicking out code 5200. First attempts to address this code we found a damaged RPM sensor connector/wiring. That was repaired. Still no start. Reading Identa... Trouble codes: 5200 (RPM Sensor aka CRK Sensor)

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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L headlamps VIN: 5UXFA13546
We replaced the lamp control module and had it recoded and all is well now. Replies suggested checking LCM for water(was high and dry), checking grounds (hidden on frame behind inner fender wells on each side). They were clean and tight. Thanks for all the rep...
1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCDT19W3R
I tried a corvette style servo that I got on amazon for $14.00. That made the shifts firmer but it still takes a long time to make the shift when you are light on the throttle. My friend decided to live with the problem for now because it is an old truck that ...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26JXX
Thanks for all the help. The problem was an aftermarket air duct. I had a hard time coming to this conclusion because I removed it and still had the same problem. I had purchased a used OE filter housing and ducting assembly and installed it and still had the ... Trouble codes: P0102, P0172, P0175.
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 5.3L Suspension VIN: 3GNFK220X9
As I said, we posted this for another shop, trying to help a friend.. Got lots of good suggestions, but sorry to say, none of them worked. They told me today they replaced the upper arms over the rear with factory parts, so they have replaced everything back...
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Low oil pressure VIN: 1GNER23D69
we took the timing cover & the valve covers off to check the oil pump pressure relief valve & the camshaft caps wear,everything looked fine, so we put it all back together but we replaced all new VVT solenoids & that did it, no more low oil pressure. I think ...
2007 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2D4FV47T17
Was informed that all 2004-on waveforms are the same for this engine. Many suspect clogged exhaust, valve springs, cam timing, etc. Many suggested to only replace complete engine with guaranteed rebuilt engine to avoid likely problems in the future. Customer h...
2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Airbag
after disconnecting the battery and rebooting my pc I was able to reprogram the VTD (anti theft) module thru my Flasher Pro Interface. Ive never had this problem on a GM product before (probably my laptop). Thank you all for your suggestions and time. Trouble codes: B1001 (Airbag signal configuration).
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L front wipers VIN: 5FNRL18663
I cannot yet confirm a fix on this vehicle. I worked on it again today to this point I have replaced the main power wire from the fuse box on the drivers side under the dash also the int relay power blue and white wire from the fuse box to the motor and relay,...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Engine VIN: KMHET46C96
From the advice provided here, I've decided to install a used engine. Will be buying a wrecked car from the salvage auctions. Assuming the more common automatic equipped cars will fit my 5-speed all the same.
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Evap system VIN: WDBJH65F0W
Thank you guys for all help! Finally, got an advice from a local tech that charcoal canister might not have enough flow through it (even though I could blow air slowly through it). He had one laying around. Installed it, went for a long test drive and code doe...
2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L handling VIN: 6MMAP67P64
Well, I ran this one out to the last day almost, trying to give the customer time to get back in here. Has not happened yet but when I do see him I will update immediately. Naturally everyone who thankfully replied had suggestions related to the suspension. Th...
2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: M27D174476
First let me thank everyone that tried to help. My last attempt to correct the problem entailed removing the fuel tank to inspect the evap canister etc. I was going to try a new fuel pump [out of desperation, fuel pressure was 61 or 62 p.s.i.] but upon removal... Trouble codes: P0172.
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH20V81
I had flow tested the injectors and they were all within about a half pound. Smoked the intake-no leaks. comprestion was good. Decided to start swapping injectors. Found both injectors on bank 1 were bad. Replaced all 4. Fuel trims came right down and eve... Trouble codes: P0171.
2008 Volvo C70 T5 2.5L Drivetrain VIN: YV1MC67228
Found excessive movement on front right cv axle. Replaced Problem solved.
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