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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4359Y
Calling all Acura and Honda Techs. Car had been parked for three years before coming to our shop. Sold front brakes,wheel bearings,clutch and slave cylinder,installed plug for brake light switch.All work went fine till time to start did not start. Have found n...
2006 Acura RL 3.5L Service Light
Vehicle came to acura dealer for oil change and techician can't reset the service maintenance light stay on due to sel/reset button broke. Customer ask me to replace. I put new part from acura.but still can't reset or the screen on the odometer don't change at...
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L alarm system VIN: WBADT63453
alarm will trigger automatically for no reason. not familiar with vehicle system and can't find much info. car will sit 10 minutes then, alarm will sound. other times will sit 2 hours then, go off. It did set for a long period of time then someone walked by th...
2005 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L convertible top VIN: 4USBT33525
Convertible top wont completely open or close in one motion like it should. From a closed position the top will open about the first foot then stops. from then it is sporadic. I found that it is losing power when it stops.(can hear the relay click and then no ...
2007 Cadillac DTS 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1GEEH96Y67
this caddy limo came in with service suspension and tire monitor,,,customer isnt concerned with tire monitor but is with suspension...scanned and it has code co711 level control air pressure sensor circuit malfunction...alldata sez to clear code ,turn car on,e...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, no pulse VIN: 1G1ND52JX3
At wits end.Pcm will not pulse injectors to ground.My scope skills are novice at best, mostly as a go-no go guage (is there a signal or not?).Have a 0-5v square wave from cam sensor at pcm,what appear to be good signals from both crank sensors.Am not versed in... Trouble codes: P1189 (oil pressure switch circuit)
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 1GNES16S24
Customer brought truck in ststing that when she turn on the A/C and come to a stop that the truck cuts off, so we scan the truck and found no codes. but what we noticed is that the idle is 0 and the oil pressuer is past 80 all the way over to the end, but when...
2006 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2A8GP64L36
We run a vw and audi only shop but my wife wanted a Chrysler van, So I can only see the code! compression on all three front cylinders is the same. pulled valve covers and none of the valve springs appear broken. Checked height with machine straight edge and a... Trouble codes: P0304
1989 Dodge Dynasty 2.5L No Start, Start/stall VIN: 1B3BC46K7K
This car was towed in for a no start. It starts, the immediately stalls as if a security system is shutting it down. It runs good for the second that it runs. It's a base model, and I don't know if it's equipped with any theft deterrent system. Mitchell shows ...
2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Electronic VIN: 1B3ES26C03
Good afternoon, I am having a bit of a rough one with this customer's 2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L; just got the replacement TCM and had it reflashed prior to installation but codes P0700 & P0841 came up with while road testing vehicle. Currently inspecting the r...
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 107HU18286
I want to verify that I have a bad instrument cluster. The fuel gauge always reads empty. The fuel needle does not even move when the key is turned on as the other gauges do. I ran the the cluster check and its results are different that what Alldata says it s... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel level sensor circuit high)
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.6L Intermittent no reverse VIN: 1FMZU73W14
This Explorer came in with no drive in Reverse and little forward drive. We removed and sent the 5R55 transmission to a local transmission shop where they completely rebuilt it. They tested the solenoids and all seemed good. Installed a new converter, filter, ...
1993 GMC G3500 Magnavan 6.2L Motor VIN: 181177BLUE
This is a GMC V8 Diesel 6.2L in a Value Van Chassis short school bus. Sometimes the engine cranks over slowly or very slowly and is difficult to start. Usually first start in morning is good but after engine warms a bit it is harder to start. The batteries wer...
1995 GMC Sonoma SLE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GTCS1943S
This one has me stumpted. A good friend of mine ownes this. It started running bad so he figured it was time to do a tune up this is when he did the plugs and wires. Well it would not start. He checked for spark and it would come and go very eratic. This is wh...
2007 Infiniti G35 3.5L Timing Chain VIN: JNKCV54EX7
Hi to all here we go again!!! I would like to everybody in advance for taking the time to read and help on this post. I have a 07 infiniti g35 that originally came in for engine light on codes P0011 B1 CAM POSITION TIMING SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, P0021 B2 CAM POSIT...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Monitors VIN: SAJEA01T74
I have all monitors complete except for Evap and comprehensive component. Problem is, a inspection station for the previous owner tried to run a different vehicle thru the machine instead of this vehicle. Now the state has flagged the new owner, and all monito...
2008 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L skyslider
Have a 2008 jeep liberty with the skyslider roof that won't open just hear clicking.After removing the rear light the left motor just clicks and after manually opening the roof a little the roof will close.Does anyone have any experience with these roofs that ...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Reverse VIN: SALME15486
Land Rover Guys I need some help please. Vehicle was driven in for a no reverse fault. Found no codes in any module, but battery was disconnected the night before by customer. Vehicle runs and drives fine but no reverse. Please assist. Thanks Henry
2011 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2LNBL8EVXB
This Lincoln has an unstable idle, it will stumble randomly every few seconds...i could hear what sounded like multiple injector pulses and confirmed with scope...every couple of seconds i get extra pulses to the injectors. i've scoped cam and crank and have c...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Stall, Hard to start VIN: WDBEB28E9M
So the customer wanted me to replace the o-rings and copper washers for the delivery valve assembly. Simple, right? Wrong! Now the car clatters very loudly, is hard to start and sometimes stalls when I let off the gas. From what I read online, it seems I must ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Abs Module VIN: WDBNG70J12
Help needed on this mercedes... Abs activates at slow speeds. No abs codes ... No data available on snap on scanner (verus d-10) not super familiar with the quirks of these german vehicles. Wondering if the air gap is wrong now on the front abs sensor airgaps ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L No Start VIN: WDB2110762
Thanks for the help in advance, this one has me stuck. Car was towed in with a no start, tested and found no codes, has ignition signal and spark, had no fuel pump operation and a solid voltage and earth to pumps. So we removed and tested both pumps which were...
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cruise control Inop VIN: 2MEFM75W25
2005 Grand marq. Cruise control is INOP at all times. When you attempt to activate it by the button on the steering wheel, NO DASH LIGHT illuminates. I have performed the tests that tell you to back probe the PCM connector and activate the switch. Resistance v...
1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT5VN94T4K
This vehicle first came in with a coolant leak under intake manifold. Check engine light was not on. we changed intake manifold gasket and all the hoses under intake manifold and got coolant leaks stopped. About 1 week later the customer brought vehicle back b...
2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L Shakes VIN: 4T1BK46K39
Hi everyone, im scratching my head here again on this camry. Customer complains there is a vibration on acceleration. This car has had the parts shelf thrown at it by the customer and nothing seems to fix the problem. If I were the first one to see this car I ...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWDE61J92
after verifying all possibilities, I still have a camshaft code. Need help with this one. Trouble codes: P1340
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWAJ71K96
Need help from volkwagen technicians ,after replacing the belowmentioned parts and also replacing intake manifold w/ flapper motor. Vehicle keeps bring check engine light back w/ code p2014 intake manifold runner position sensor switch circuit bank 1..i also t...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWEF71K67
car came in for cel on. read code p0171, looked over system and did smoke test and vacuum on dipstick tube no problems. replaced valve cover because these seem to have a high failure rate on this vehicle but light came back on 2 days later. also noticed front ... Trouble codes: P0171
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Cuts out VIN: YV1LW5546T
My message is can anyone tell me what the reset valve cam means? I can't seem to find this in alldata. And any possibilities on what causes this to die after 5 seconds and restart immediately. Sometimes it dies later and has to cool off to restart. Thank you Trouble codes: 5E, 73 (TPS Signal)
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Squeal, stumble VIN: YV1RS61N81
Noise seemed to come from t-belt area near idler using stethescope. Found failing water pump but idler was perfect. Did complete t-belt job but noise still there. Looking on data base saw crankcase ventilation issue several times. Tried removing oil cap when ...
2004 Volvo S40 LSE 1.9L atcm VIN: YV1VS27564
Customer states and we confirmed complaint.If you start car and take off it shifts ok for about 4 shift cycles and if you are cruising and slow down,it bangs and locks into what I feel is 3rd gear and its stuck in failsafe till you shut off and restart.I have ...
2010 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L compressor? VIN: YV4960BZ6A
This car has no ac, the suction line is warm, and the low/high side pressure are equalized around 90 psi Found only one code ecm-p06aooo variable ac compressor control circuit. The duty cycle is about 37. ONE thing I noticed is the ac pressure reading at the s...

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E53
car is fixed now. turns out the injectors sent to me were no good, according to the distributor (a reputable one as well) they were not reman but i suspect they were due to the packaging being very simple (plastic bag & bubble wrap with the part number sticke... Trouble codes: P0301.
2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L A/C system VIN: 5UXFE83598
Thanks for all the suggestion. The car hasn't been back yet and I need to close this post. To answer some of the question, yes the noise is still there after I evacuate the refrigerant. I disconnected the line and I can hear the noise inside the line from the...
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GYEE63794
Since I could not duplicate the complaint, and none of the codes were current, I cleaned the throttle body connector, the computer connectors, applied grease to those connectors, and cleaned the computer grounds. It has been one week, and I have not heard back... Trouble codes: P0221 (App senor2 out of range), P2231 (HO2S b1s1 signal shorted to heater), P2234 (HO2S b2s1 signal shorted to heater), P0102 (MAF ckt signal low).
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, security light on VIN: 1GNDT13W0X
Thanks guys for your suggestions. I, did not find any faults with the multi switch, BCM or harness/ground. Intermittent condition and could not find source of short. Installed mini 10 amp circuit breaker in place of fuse. Have not heard back from customer. Trouble codes: P1626, U1064.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1WF55E61
well, at the end, the car is still sitting here. We checked everything including the camshaft and push rods. I hate throwing parts at a car but we ended up replacing them since everything else checked out (bosses request). Car did the same thing afterwards. Fr... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19TX3
Ran new wires from tac module to throttle body routing them away from all ignition coils and injectors. No news is good news because customer has not returned and I know he would if he still had problems. Thank you all who took the time to reply. Trouble codes: P2135, P0120.
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Front differential VIN: 1GNDT13S84
Thanks to everyone who replied. This vehicle is doing good now. I had very little experience with this four wheel drive but turns out the actuator case on the right side of the oil pan was seized in the oil pan. After using penetrating oil and a 5 foot pry ba...
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: 1G1AL15F16
Thanks to all that responded. We did locate the 40 cavity connector and cleaned as per tsb. The problem reoccured intermittently. The customer is returning to the gm dealer for possible pcm replacement and reflash. Thanks again for all your help. Kevin Trouble codes: P2138 (Accelerator pedal position sensor 1-2 correlation).
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FMCU93144
Many helpful responders suggested checking a pressure switch on the power steering rack. That was my plan as the customer was to return the vehicle after the weekend. But she decided to replace the vehicle instead as it was getting very old. So I don't have an...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Warning Lamp VIN: 1FBSS31L16
checked e-brake switch, brake pressure switch, and brake fluid level switch. they were all ok. we offer the customer a used instrument cluster, but he has declined the repair at this time. if he changes his mind i'll let you all know how it turns-out. thanks t...
2009 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L Safety VIN: 1GDHC44K19
Thanks for all the tips and information everyone. After talking to Tis2Web and our local dealership on several different occasions about all the issues we were having, we came to the conclusion that someone had returned the module after programming it with the...
2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8L compressor VIN: 1HGFA16868
Group the evap temp sensor was the culprit. I could plug and unplug it and it would "reset" the a/c and work for quite a while. I tried to find a good test for it but pulling it out to dunk in hot or cold water was the only one listed in alldata. I decided to ...
2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG35C05
the bulb I replaced was also bad replaced bulb and so far so good. need to set all monitors for California smog and have set all but one with no problems . thanks for all the help this one sent me all over the place when I could have had it fixed with a good b... Trouble codes: P0650.
1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNW5746P
Vehicle is fixed. The problem was a bad Main Fuel Injection relay by the PCM. Also did a relay upgrade ours was silver and the upgrade relay are either violet or black. Thanks to Robert for your help. Trouble codes: 12 (air flow meter out of range).
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L compressor clutch VIN: 1J4GW48N73
Replaced the hyd. controlled cooling fan and installed a dealer expansion valve which was totally different from aftermarket and vehicle has been gone for two weeks so going to call this one fixed thanks for all the help
2002 Lexus LX470 4.7L Abs, Vsc VIN: JTJHT00W62
Thank you for all the replies and help. Thank you Grant provided the testing information. We tested power and ground. Check voltage with the terminal and it is indeed try to communicate(by scoping). We unplug the connections at ABS/Trac ecu and booster...
2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L Electronic VIN: 5N1AN08W56
SORRY TO SAY THAT THIS PROBLEM HAS NOT BEEN RESOLVED. Vehicle went to dealer--(another story)---:( . The replies (2) were responding to the pass through device, the pass through was not the issue as the Nissan software would not let me get that far. Waiting fo...
2006 Scion xA 1.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTKKT60496
Hi everyone. The gist of the replies was to swap out the oil control valve as well, and to just do the TSBs, cuz that's what they're for. I did swap out the OCV despite it's seemingly proper function. And completed the rest of the TSB by replacing the cam spro... Trouble codes: P0011.
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Shifting VIN: 3VWDC21V3Y
Going to close as a good fix. Thank you for your help. Not for sure what actually fixed the problem it was either the transmission speed sensor changed to OEM or TCM plug cleaning and stabilent. Did no harness overlay at this time. No P0120 code or transmissio...
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