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1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2GCEK19K2P
Truck will run great cold, after it warms up it will run good till you come to a stop then it may stumble / surge / stall. Somewhat intermittent. I had put and amp clamp on the wht wire from the coil to dist and watched the pulsed to gnd pattern and it had a g...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire, erroneous missfire VIN: 1GNDT13W51
Have a blazer here putting me through the ringer. came in with a p0300 watched misfires and found tech 2 counting 3,6 missing customer had did his own spark plugs sprayed around with water and seemed to have started counting more. fuel trims and all other data... Trouble codes: P0300
2006 Chevrolet W3500 Tiltmaster W3S042 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: J8DB4B1626
when you go to start it will not start with cmp sensor plugged up unplug starts right and runs smooth while it running you plug up cmp stall engine another garage has replaced cmp sensor and crank sensor has anybody see this issue any help thanks Trouble codes: P0340, P0336
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L Oil Leak C\Ft Of Crank VIN: 1G1ZS51F86
Oil was leaking from crank seal replaced seal. Came back replaced seal and crank balancer gm parts. Next time replaced crank and new gm seal. Next gm ft cover and oil pump new seal in ft cover and another gm balancer every time the leak stops for a while appox...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L bcm VIN: 2G1WS551X6
This car is a State Police cruiser and the trooper would like for the horn to sound when he locks door with key fob. I have been unable to find where to program this feature. I would greatly appreciate input from someone in the know. Would a reprogram of bcm w...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 2C8GF68414
Car came back with a no cranking no start and message in instrument cluster p0513 service immobilizer. hooked up scanner and had no communication with PCM but could communicate with BCM and SKIM. tested power and grounds,data links, and the harness and ground ... Trouble codes: SK1M, SK1M, P0685, P0627, P0645, P0513
2009 Dodge Charger SE 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B3KA43D19
Customer has experienced problem since he purchased this vehicle. Brought to dealer and dealer serviced and cleared the code to see if it would return. About 1 month later the light returned with the same problem. He returned to the dealer and they replaced th... Trouble codes: 304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L door ajar light VIN: 1FMYU93136
The above vehicles door ajar light is on at all times and the alarm will go off randomly with the doors locked. In the scan data the four passenger doors read closed at all times even with the doors open(not sure why) and the rear hatch switch reads ajar. I ha...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21R38
trying to help a friend out, o8 f250 less than 100k , cut out while driving 6.4 diesel , towed in , started a couple of times but would not stay running , low pressure fuel 5-6lbs , high pressure would fluctuate , he has replaced the high side pump (from ford ... Trouble codes: 2291
2011 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L Accessories VIN: 1FMHK7D8XB
I have this Explorer with a current draw. After 1-1.5 hours sitting, my amp draw is 79mA. When I unplug the CD player the draw drops to 35mA. I replaced the CD player, no change. This truck has Sync and My Touch without Intelligent Access. I found a TSB about ...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Converter VIN: 2HKYF18726
Hey Honda folks, I just purchased this 06 Pilot EXL, I am an ASE master tech, 2 years removed from the auto biz, a bit out of practice. It has no engine light on, but has a P0420 stored with dealer service records from the past 6 months of a misfire on cyl 5, ...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L c1151 VIN: SALNM22232
This vehicle has a DTC C1151. I have searched for this code in Alldata to find more than the description coming from my scanner (Launch) without success so far. The code returns as soon as it is cleared and the scanner indicates no communication between the tr...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Module VIN: SALMF11404
Customer came in complaining all the warning lights were on in the cluster. There were two codes in the ABS module, precharge pump circuit and ABS relay code. I found corrosion in the connector at the module. I replaced the module and coded the new on to the v...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1NA3534S
Vehicle was towed in to shop. Customer was driving and car died. Found burnt main relay and bad coil pack. No fuel pressure. Car now starts when power is supplied to fuel pump. and stalls instantly. Good spark, injectors pulse 8 times before stopping. Fuel rel...
2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L ac system VIN: JM1BK32F07
I have a 2007 Mazda 3 2.0 AT. the PCM is not receiving a request signal to operate. vehicle is equipped with manual climate control. I have evacuated and charged ac system to .5KG (spec) replaced the refrigerant pressure switch and replaced compressor clutch r...
2007 Mercedes-Benz R320 CDI 3.0L Weep hole VIN: 4JGCB22E27
There exists a 6mm hole in the LS of this "642.950" engine block, a few inches above the oil pan and an inch or so from the bell housing that engine oil is flowing out of. Some research on the net indicates this might be a drain hole for the "block valley" and...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52E71
Greetings ladies and gentlemen: Customer has a reoccurring intermittent concern of vehicle not starting; no starter engagement. Last year I did a relearn but have learned that this problem has been ongoing since then but intermittently (as in 2 times in a mon... Trouble codes: B2960 (Security cylinder data incorrect), P0135 (HO2S performance sensor 1)
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WP0AA2990S
Hello,This is a real nice 1995 911 Carrera that has a loping idle.It goes up and down between 1 an 2 thousand rpm constantly.If you unplug the idle air control unit it will idle properly. This is a new customer and he supplied brand new bosch idle control uni...
2013 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Fuel gauge VIN: 1C6RR6GP1D
I need wiring diagram for fuel gauge circuit and connector pin outs. I have Michael to 2014 but it does not have diagrams for this 2013 Ram. Diagram for 2012 does not seem to match this truck. Wire color at the tank is correct, but diagram says circuits go to ...
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1NXBR32EX5
This vehicle has been driven with the P2716 for at least 5 years because customer could not afford an ECM per Toyota TSB TC015-07. It shifts harsh, but otherwise ran good. Now it has developed intermittent rough/low idle and stalling then no start when the amb... Trouble codes: P2716 (Pressure control solenoid)
2007 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Transfer VIN: JTEHP21AX7
Have a customer that is in need of the transfer case/power take-off unit being resealed (the unit that bolts to the right output side of the transmission and supplies the power to the rear drive shaft and has the right front axle sticking out of it). The deale...
1975 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L Stall VIN: 1152036335
This VW SB came in no start. Ran before being stored for winter. Starts with cold start valve. Weak or no injector pulse. Usually use a 194 side marker bulb as a noid test light and it does not light up (my eyes aren't as good as they use to be). Testing wirin...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L EGR circuit VIN: WVWSR61J26
This car has an intermittent power loss problem. When the fault occurs, there is no power at all. The fault can occur during a drive and go away by simply releasing the throttle and pressing it again. It also comes back just as quick. Sometimes extremely consi...
2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Wiper control module VIN: 3VWFP7AT5D
Thank you, Each man who offers their time and talent to assist us all. This is a 2013 Newer Beetle. I have Vagcom - and have ran the full update. Both Computer Software for latest version and Firmware update. The auto check for all modules shows no stored fau...

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2011 BMW M3 4.0L pressure oil leak VIN: WBSDX9C58B
This customer bailed out on us,guess he didn't like my labor rate ! Thank you Allan for the reply , sometimes i can,t see the forest for the trees. Upon close inspection the exhaust cam Vanos solenoid is leaking at the o-ring. The problem with seeing it is the...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Fuel filler VIN: 2GCEK13Z66
Thanks for the input guys. With the exception of a couple of you that are either more concerned with your iatn rating or just being stupid,(Jesse and Jason) the group was right on target. Appears as though the 5/8 heater hose used between the canister and the ...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1ZS51F96
Backpinned test lead to fuse box C1 terminal A9 and tested for signal 12v from ecm by toggling fuel pump with scanner repeatedly. Voltage was present each time tested. Replaced fuse box. Car already as noted has new fuel pump. It's a good idea to do both a...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3A4FY48B46
Fuel gauge problem was open in ground wire between tank unit and ground in engine compartment, wiring tested good in ground circuit to connector at right rear corner of sub frame. My original testing showed wiring ok, at tank module I jumped pins for gauge inp... Trouble codes: P0463.
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L compressor VIN: 2C3KK53G86
Not knowing where I should go next, the car lot owner sent the car to a shop that specializes in electronic problems. They called me to get info and basically wound up in the same boat as me.Didn't have a clue where to go because all of the info for the mux ci...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X3X
Sorry it took so long to close this. Thanks For all the help it end up being a fuel pump I had checked and it was 45 psi witch is at the lower in of spec Josh sent me a great leak to some videos that help alot on checking it bye snapping throttle and i scop... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L A/C Compressor VIN: 1ZVFT82H65
Thanks for all the replies. Had to step away for a bit and rethink things. Here's what it was... There was a chunk of metal from the original compressor stuck in the high pressure tube just before the condenser. I had an intermittent 'check valve'. The service...
2008 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW04538
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKYF18696
Ty for all replys, the fix on this vehicle was 6 Honda fuel injectors. Runs smoothly with "0" misfire counts. Ty all again for your help. Prestige Trouble codes: P0300 (p0303-), P0303 (p0305-), P0305 (p0306-), P0306.
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Bell housing VIN: SAJJA42C8Y
Thank you for all the replies I agree with all. Once again IATN ROCKS!!!
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48N21
the pcm was replaced by dealer recommendation anyway i went back to cruise control circuit found 12volts on red/light green wire volts should be 5v. unplugged pcm connector volts jumped to 14v followed harness to passenger kick panel disconnected bulk head con... Trouble codes: P0123 (tps high voltage).
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L Clutch VIN: WDBKK65F11
Customer decline to do additional work. Recommend new clutch master and clutch kit.
2009 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMM33539
This vehicle damaged the valve after replacing the spark plugs with OEM NGK. With Obvious low compression on #2 cylinder a head job was performed. During the process the Fuel Rail Pressure sensor failed just from R&R. We used the Correct tool for Cam Timing in... Trouble codes: 2782 (misfire several cylinders), 2772 (DME combustion misfires 1), 2776 (DME combustion misfires 3), 277E, 277A.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D91
Thanks again to all of you for you help, after futher testing we found that the number 1 and the number 4 fuel injector were clogged so we replaced the injector and now all is well. again thanks. Trouble codes: P0171 (testing and results).
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4WX85C96
well you can see what others suggested by looking at the replies, The bottom line this car had multiple issues, it felt like a clogged cat even though I kept getting a p0301, back pressure test showed only .5 psi, fuel pressure right on at 50psi I know the nu... Trouble codes: P0301.
2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBT17R75
The replies mentioned a TSB to replace the pump and all valves under the intake. While that is an option, with as many miles as there are on this vehicle I really didn't want to tell the customer that it would need everything. This morning I tried to open the ... Trouble codes: P1445 (Sec. Air Injection System Switching Valve No. 2 stuck closed Bank 2).
2012 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L lack of power VIN: 5TFJU4GNXC
Thanks for the responses, Customer haggled with Toyota, there buying the pump and he the valves Trouble codes: P2440 (p2442-), P2442.
2013 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2L Rear Windows and Audiable notification VIN: YV4940DZ9D
Thanks to Eric all is working...Disconnected the battery for 6 hrs and that fixed it...
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