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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Stall VIN: 19UUA65595
Car came back 30 mins later with blown fuse again. This time #2 coil was melted and smelled burnt just like before. What can cause the coils to short and this time on a different cylinder. The spark plug tubes look fine. Something is causing the coils to short... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0306
2000 Audi TT 1.8L Misfire VIN: TRUSC28N31
car is own by foreign students and they just want to be able to drive.with misfire it is very bad.
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Coolant Temp Gauge VIN: TRUUT28N41
Coolant gauge in dash reads hot intermittently since t-belt & water pump were replaced at another shop. We were unable to duplicate temp gauge problem at first, so we installed a thermostat at customer's request. While the t-stat was off, I verified that the w...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Electronic VIN: WAULT64B62
This Audi came in with a dead transmission ecu. We have procured an exact replacement, but need to know the process required to code the new module. I believe we have the capability with the Launch X-431 that we have. All help greatly appreciated in advance. I...
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Navigation, Telephone VIN: WBAGL63404
Customer's complaint is no audio from navigation system and cannot hear voice on incoming phone calls. Car has BMW Bluetooth module installed. The radio, navigation and phone systems seem to operate properly. Audio from radio is ok. We are using Autologic scan...
1997 Buick Regal LS 3.8L spedometer, engine VIN: 2G4WB52K9V
This '97 regal came in today with the customer complaining of a intermittent buzzing sound that causes the speedo to jump around. Also on ocasion turning on the turn signals will somtimes kill the engine. The buzzing was coming from the flasher and I could onl...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L speedometer VIN: 1G6KD52Y7V
sometimes speedo reads 0 other times speed varys up & down at same mph, tech2 reads mph steady, cruise control works ok. how can you measure signal at head? Alldata says 4000 pulses per mile?
1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Wipers VIN: 1G6EL12Y8W
Hello, the wipers on this Cadillac don't work on pulse or low. On high they rotate through the park cycle, which means they go up & down about 3 inches. We replaced the pulse board and the motor both with AC Delco parts. Still same symptoms. The switch seems t...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1G1FP23F6M
This vehicle came in a month ago for a no start condition. I asked for your help back then and correctly identified the problem as bad (shorted) fuel injectors. Replaced injectors and vehicle ran great for 3 weeks. Now it's back. It will start right up and r...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
hard start runs rough when cold after it sits overnight.Code for low map voltage.Scanner reads .02 volts for ,MAP signal KOEO.Disconnect MAP sensor 5 volt ref present .Jump ref voltage to signal at MAP sensor scanner still reads .02 volts.Disconnect ecm A conn... Trouble codes: 36 (map voltage low)
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDI13WXY
guys, po442-evap small leak, i have replaced the purge valve, and smoked the evap system, cannot find any leaks,car is really rusted underneath, what am i missing, Trouble codes: P0442 (evapmall leak)
2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L shifting VIN: 1GCCS19H83
s10 pickup with nv 1500 intermittantly have to hunt for 3rd aqnd fourth gear shifts fine most of the time feels like shift rail not lining up does not grind ihave trans dissasembled no ovious wear any help would be appreciated
2004 Chevrolet Colorado Sport 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCCS19684
Customers complaint was engine dies intermittently dies at stops, start and immediatly die, no crank, check engine light on, power reduction message. Scanned and found multiple codes CO899, V1064,PO601A, PO601. Suspect bad PCM, archives have simalar fix with n... Trouble codes: C0899, V1064 (Communication Loss with BCM), P0601, P0601
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L mode door actuator VIN: 2GCEC13TX4
System will run self calibration. Mode door actuator moves but will not take control head changes. Do not have access to Tech 2. Thanks in advance for any help.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD 6.0L front drive axles VIN: UNKNOWNVIN
When driving the truck from 30 mph up to 80 mph, the 4wd actuator in the front differential slightly engages enough to cause a vibration and grinding noise in the front axle. If you slow down to about 5 mph, it will disengage and the noise will stop. Seems to ...
2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L instrument lamps VIN: KL1TD56667
vehicle came in with no tail lamps , customer had jumpstarted car & hooked up reversed . found bad underhood fuse box , after replaceing fuse box all lights except dash lights work and fuse does not blow , mitchells wiring diagrams show a splice pack 101 that ...
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L moaning VIN: 1GDNDV2310
this is a company van sterring whining all time not noticed at idle much replaced pump with rem gm pump twice & aftermarket once replaced rack & pressure hose installed synthetic fluid bleed severald recomended ways . it is same after all of this help thanks
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L tpms,remote door locks VIN: 2GCEK19J08
tried to program receiver with tis, programming failed with error codes line 04 operation 53 error code 00, line 05 operation 53 error code 00. does anybody know what these errors are and what to do now?
2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KLATA5268Y
hey folks problrm started out as simple no start towed vehicle in and almost didnt locate pressure spec. vehicle requires 41-47 psi pressure replaced original pump as it produced 0 pressure first replacement installed and produced 44 psi let vehicle go and had... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HC16X3W
I hope you guys can help with this mess. Much work was done to this truck, but the original complaint remains, lack of power, rough idle, rough at cruise, poor mpg. The original motor got 20 mpg and truck could burn rubber. Since original motor was replaced du...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L loss of power VIN: 3D7MU48C83
This truck has no power...will make 40mph at best and take 1/2 mile to get to that speed...It has no DTC's...runs great at idle...some light smoke on start up...I found the HPCR to be low...under load HPCR is around 2000psi...HPCR is between 8000 and 11,000 at...
2008 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B34B48B68
Hi, got a strange issue with fuel trim values on this caliber. Sets system to lean P171 code. Cleared trim values and under light acceleration you can watch short term trim count upto 25% until in brings long term near 20-25% range. Is trying to add fuel at id... Trouble codes: P0171
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMEE11N9S
Okay you Ford techs out there. This one is eating our lunch . This van has an intermittent no start problem. We have checked this van out on many different occasions, on only one occasion it would not start with a no spark condition. When back track the igniti...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L lubrication VIN: 1FTHX26AOT
New customer has brought his work truck to us for cutting out and low oil pressure. Having just bought it he has no real history on what has been done to the truck prior to a recent purchase. Having installed a new Ford filter and 15/40 Rotella we noticed that...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5242Y
HELP Ford guys, im a GM tech so im very unfamiliar to the pats system. I have a 2000 windstar @ the shop with a no start. The theft light flashes rapidly and throughs a code u1147 and b2139. Im leaning at replaceing the ip but after ALOT of research im not so ... Trouble codes: U1147, B2139
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Information VIN: 1FBSS31S21
Just wondering if anyone has come across any aftermarket hydrogen installations. I'm trying to see if there is a PCM update available for the hydrogen add-on, or if anyone has come across a way to modify the timing curve without the use of aftermarket controll...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32F82
Thanks in advance for your time and effort.This is the bosses truck that has become a real pain.Orginal problem was hard to start cold-excessive crank-when it would start idle surge badly.After it warmed up would be ok for the rest of the day.Had no misfire fe...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L Alternator VIN: 2FMZA55412
This one has me scratching my head, where do I go next. Vehicle has lean code P0171, P0174(what ford 3.8 doesn't) but is not related to issue, we will be replacing intake manifold gasket in the near future. To start, this van will die on rainy days. sometimes...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Surge VIN: 1FTSW31P93
Hi All I have this ford will not start replace glow plug got it to start but had missfire found 2 bad injectors so we replace all 8 now no misfire but hard to start when cold and it give a heavy knocking noise and missfire for about 1min then run fine. when it...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36P43
I have a 6.0 that died driving and would not restart. I had it towed to my shop for me to look at it the following morning. That morning it started right up but idled rough like it had a dead hole. I let it idle while I checked the memory codes. The codes are ... Trouble codes: P0263 (Cyl 1 contribution), P0274 (Cyl 4 contribution), P0275 (Cyl 5 contribution), P0401 (EGR Insufficient flow detected), P0528 (Fan sensor no signal)
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L no communication VIN: 1FAFP34P43
Hello All This vehicle will not communicate with my- or any scan tool. have checked power at pcm fuse
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP53U44
hi this car came in not running an i check to see if the fuel pump was kicking on an its not an i check to see if it getting any fire an its not an i check all fuse an relay all good it turns over fine its just wont start i think the pcm is bad just hope someo...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Power Steering VIN: 1FTPX12544
Hey Ford guys this F150 steering is binding every 90 degrees when turning the steering wheel then frees up. I removed the intermediate shaft the u-joints are free and so is the upper column. I replaced the rack, but the problem is still there. No mods have bee...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74K65
This vehicle was towed in..Started to run bad,hard to take gas and finally would not run..these codes are related to throttle sensors..I first check throttle actuator,throttle sensor vref at tps sensor at throttle plates..checked ok..Inside the truck I disconn... Trouble codes: P0221, P2101, P2104, P2106, P2110, P2135
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L nox VIN: JHMEG8552S
car has come in for high nox. i have a copy of the vir if someone can explain how to post pictures on here. but if i cant . here are the readings. hc's are good with 10 at 25 and 5 at 15, co was good with 0 on both. nox was max at 25 is 731 and measured 1872, ...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L dont know VIN: SHSRD684X3
when i drive it higher pich rotational noise from under the middle of engine compartment right turns only. i can hear the noise going strait then quick turn the wheel to the right slightly. checked all the parts with electric ears but cant put a finger on what...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Cabin Air Filter VIN: 5GRGN23U03
I've a Hummer H2 2003. Also I've selling and repair service 7 years for Hummer. Now can not find the Hummer H2 Cabin Air Filter. Inside the cars air is so dusty and smile. I want to replace the Cabin air filter. But couldn't find the filter. Is there have a fi...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM85C73E45
we have 2 of these cars with the same problem does not always act up hard starting hot or sometimes cold dealer told both that they needed inj. cleaned has any one seen this problem or know if cleaning will fix it thank you
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJEA51C54
Had this vehicle towed in from a shopping center. Customer could not get out of gear and gear box fault warning light message. Scanned for codes with launch. No transmission or engine codes. Will not crank in park or nutral.Will not come out of park with out r...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L mis aceleration VIN: 1JGX48S64C
vehicle came with this problem: mis when begin to accelerate, don't response, after one second it suddenly accelerate good, and may works ok for the next 3 or 4 stops, then it does the same, check wiring conditions from computer to tps all is ok, no codes pres...
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HR58M57
Hi Guys, This Jeep came in in limp mode. Flashing Throttle Control and MIL lit. Low battery condition lead me to replacing the battery, knowing that low voltage conditions in the newer Jeeps has caused sporadic codes. The new battery did nothing more than allo... Trouble codes: P1270, P2015 (Intake Manifold Runner Perf. bank 1)
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L horn VIN: JT8BH28F1V
The horn works when it wants to. I guess I am looking for a common falure pattern. You can get the horn to blow when by tilting the wheel in the up position. As the driver sets his presets the horn stops. I have removed the airbag and checked the ground wire t...
2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L heater blend door VIN: 1LNHM87A55
Thanks Lincoln techs. This 2005 LS has hot air only from the pass side vents. Blend door doen not move. Motor is inoperative and arm at heater case does not move very much with actuator rod disconnected. Has anyone seen this problem? I think i need an actuator...
2007 Mazda RX-8 1.3L ignition switch lock cylinder VIN: JM1FE17367
Help!!! the little black cover got removed during routine servicing, and now the ignition key won't turn even when we tried the key that is stored in the card. Please help - THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBJH65J1Y
We have this E320 in with a complaint of a stall when cold. Outside temperature must be 50 degrees F or less. Car starts fine, perhaps idles a bit high, then stalls when put in gear. Will do this 3 or 4 times, then is fine for the rest of the day. When you put...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
head work done 5 months ago.car ran great.now that tech is gone & car dumped in my lap.sorry for crying.always misfires at idle only on driver side bank only,which led me to believe it was the coil assemly.but of course you can't test.it reduced misfires on #8... Trouble codes: P0300, P00, 307 (cyl 7 misfire), P00, 308 (cyl 8 misfire), P00, 309 (cyl 9 misfire), P00, 310 (cyl 10 misfire), P00, 311 (cyl 11 misfire)
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L timing chain VIN: WDBRN47J52
we did a head gasket on this engine. alldata said line up damper marks at 20-30 deg. lock cams and mark chain. all good so far, then as we went to push car out of bay we turned key on and accidently cranked the motor. now upon assembly alldata says line up mar...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA4MT31HZX
Hi Guys, I realize going into this that this question is rather broad-based, but I must replace the transmission in my boss's vehicle tomorrow. Warranty Company gives seven hours... Having never done one, does anyone have any tricks, words of wisdom or caution...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D0X
car towed in for no start, upon checking it out immobolizer system problem when starting the car the security light stayed on, called locksmith, had new key and programmed made, car worked fine for 2 days, same problem, now it will not program key, when cranck...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Compressor VIN: 1N4DL01A9Y
Now that I have this cream puff in my stall, I verified correct a/c charge. When a/c button is on, it lights up, fans turn on, idle changes, but compressor does not turn on. The gap is wider then normal, but when jumped at the a/c relay, it will kick on and pr...
2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L lack of power VIN: JN1AZ34E23
Ok Here is the problem at about 3500 to 4000 rpm at full throttle only with park or head lamps on the computer will shut the throttle plate down to 13%. As soon as the lites are turned off the throttle opens and the car runs like it should. It is instantaneous... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed control), P1212 (Manufacturer controlled fuelair), P1612 (Manufacturer controlled output circuit)
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start
No Start. Both injectors and spark will fire once or twice when you attempt to start the car. Then injector pulse and spark stop while engine is still cranking. Every so often, the spark and pulse will continue long enough that the engine will try to start. I ...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L CAN Systen VIN: 1N6AA06B54
this truck came in with two codes a P1212 and U1001.P1212 is abs module CAN line shorted and U1001 is the CAN line shorted or broke wire my [...] says to ignore P1212 if U1001 is present.this truck also was in a wreck it is fresh out of the body shop and ca...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Unknown VIN: 1N6AA06B24
3 weeks ago the srs light come on ,after that the truck begin to stall at 7o kmh the owner tell me that the every time it stall he just start it and it will run again .This week-end the truck stall on highway and the teft system light come on and it wont run,t...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NW52E21
Car will act up at 65-70 mph and in town in second gear at 30 mph usually about 2000 rpm, after backing off accelerator and slightly getting into the pedal about 12% tps. Then car will buck and audible backfire from exhaust, car surges an older mechanic from t...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L hvac VIN: WP0AB2964L
This car came in with the heater not working at all, I found the fan switch is bad, and installed a known good HVAC automatic temp. controller unit, and regained some fan operation. The manuals I have are vague at best, and I was wondering if anyone knows of a...
1992 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L Engine VIN: YS3CL55M7N
This Saab was driving down the road when it started smoking profusely. Was so bad customer had the car towed in. We confirmed the smoke was engine oil by it's color and smell. When the car is started cold there is no smoke until it starts to warm up. If you ...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Charging VIN: Y53ED48E7Y
looking for maximum parasitic draw saab has 108 milli amp draw at present time goes away when disconect dice module driving me nuts thanks
1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BB02E9V
replaced egr, vsv, cleaned intake passsages 2X's still having problem, checked all vacuums ok, apply vac to egr car runs rough, blew thru hose going to map sensor still same prblem - please help and thanks in advanced Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow)
1999 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N7X
Hello to all. Need a little help to step in the right direction. I have this tacoma that im working on for a friend on the side. He originally called me with a running rough complaint and a check engine light on for an intake air temp sensor. When he went to s...

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2002 Acura TL 3.2L lights VIN: 19UUA56666
Sorry for the post quality, it was done by my manager who just "jumped" in. From what I know, the customer had replaced his own light bulbs himself and never returned. We did not do any repairs or any real diagnosing other then just seeing the lights flicker o...
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L crank/cam timming VIN: WAULC68EX3
thanks for the help. so the mark to go by on this car was the small dimple on the timming cover that the mark on the crank pully lines up in. at about 12 oclock. just a little extra info for anyone in the future. if you have a timming belt gernade please reses...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Brake warning Light VIN: WBAFB33501
Thank you to everyone who responded. I have not solved the problem yet. It is definitely not the pad sensors or fluid level sensor. The customer has been refered to the dealer so they can risk replacing the ABS unit. The code in the instrument panel definitely...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L abs/ traction control VIN: 5UXFB33522
thank you all so much for the helpful info we ended up useing the ista diag software found at bmwtechinfo.com the softwasre was a pain to install and is very slow in use. but was worth the effort. was able to perform a full reset on the steering angle sensor a...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBANA53544
Idle air control was the problem changed the unit and problem fixed thanks all
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52KOX
Well I think this one is fixed. I did find a couple problems one the reman maf was no good so replaced it with a brand new delco the other problem was I did find a couple small vacuum lines leaking a very small amount the car have been gone from the shop now f... Trouble codes: P0133, P1133, P0171.
1987 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY2183H
I won't see the car again till spring. Winter in Minnesota Salt. I will post again when I get it back. Car runs OK but CEL comes on after driving. Lean code. I went over everthing again. May be ECM ?. Trouble codes: 44 (O2 lean).
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS1947T
The timing was off three teeth. Replaced timing chain set. Ran like new. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel system rich bank 1).
1997 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W0V
hmm well this one was a difficult one to diagnose but we finally found what was causing it to have problems. First of all- I replaced the plugs in it- i pulled out bosch platnum 2 prong plugs (known problem for misfires) then replaced them with delco plugs. Ne... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire- in fail since cleard menu on genisis scanner).
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L heating VIN: 1GNDM19W3X
Thanks to all who replied, I took your advice and flushed the entire cooling system several times then topped it up with fresh (universal type) coolant.I then installed a bleeder device in one of the heater hoses to assure that there was no air blocks in syste...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L valve train VIN: 1GNDT13W1X
Never seen this before. The lifters would not depress so they held the valves open. When we removed them from the truck, we could compress them with only finger pressure. But when we rigged them to squeeze in a vice, out came the pudding. We pumped the stuff o...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNCT18WXY
replaced mass air flow miss went away. going to drive for a couple of days to make sure thanks for all the help everyone.hope to help out in future. Trouble codes: P0300, P0304.
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WX15K74
well thanks for all the advice. I double checked my fuel reading and while it is low, it didnt feel like a fuel miss. we kicked it to the dealer to warranty the pcm, they kicked it back stating the maf connector had loose pins. we installed a new connector wit...
2005 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L MIL Lamp on, reduced power VIN: 1G1YY24U45
After 200 miles with no repeat of code calling it fixed. Due to the intermittent nature finally got a clitch in throttle body with scope, replaced throttle body so far no problem. Thanks to those who took time to reply. Trouble codes: P2135.
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L Starting VIN: 1GCHK23U87
1990 Dodge B250 5.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2B5WB35Z1L
I resorted to current ramping the Idle Speed Motor on shutdown, and found it drawing in excess of ten amps and stalling, yet the PCM was still applying pulsed power and ground. Bottom line, the PCM was counting, but the motor wasn't moving, so it naturall...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28N31
Thanks to all who replied.It was amazing the range of answers I received. I talked the customer into getting a rebuilt unit on this one since I recently found a company that does an excellent job on rebuilds at a reasonable price. It's just not worth the ri...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L fuel injector VIN: WDYPD64436
I got the injector out. Lots of soaking with penetrent and turning of the injector side to side. I rigged up a tool with my slap hammer, but have also ordered the tool as we will be seeing more of these, and the injectors appear to be an issue.
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L alternator VIN: 1FMFU18LXV
Gentleman, This one is finally fixed. Thanks for all the reply's. It turned out to be the white with yellow tracer wire comming out of the back of the underdash fuse/ relay panel/ junction box. This was on circuit #1044 @ C238, from junction box to instrument...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X9X
Sorry for the lack of information, folks. I wanted the tech to open the ticket, but he has never used this resource before. I should have looked over the help ticket before submitting it, as there was lacking information. Anyway, it appears that removing and r... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2), P0402 (egr flow excessive flow detected), P0420 (catalyst system efficency below threshold bank 1), P0443 (evap control system canister purge valve circuit malfunction), P0453 (ftp sensor circuit high voltage detected), P1356 (testing and results).
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L powewr steering VIN: 1FTZR15V4Y
I gave the truck back to the customer after bleeding, bleeding, bleeding, and bleeding some more. I got it to be almost unnoticeable on turns with the wheels off the ground. There was still a slight SHUDDER on left turn only. So slight i think you would have t...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine/trans VIN: 1FAFP34392
THANKs for all the replies and great info i recieved on this fix, we ran a compression test yesterday and all four cylinders checked good, i had found the tsb about debris under the bottom motor mount, but since we changed it i know it was clean and free of ...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L ins. panel, VIN: 1FMFPU16L9
Sorry Guys, Ive had this thing for a few days and tried everything I could to get it to act up but, no luck. Starts fine Hot , Cold, in between, overnight, hot soak, whatever it starts. All the test drives ive been on this week have shown no symptoms on IPC ei...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW21P94
Howdy boys n girls, Sorry it took so long but I've been busier than a fly in a box of s**t! We cleaned out the egr ports, cleaned the #2iat sensor is was covered with carbon, replaced and reprogramed the ficm, replaced the turbo, it was a bit rusted/pitted und... Trouble codes: P0261 (inj1 circuit low), P0264 (inj2 circuit low), P0267 (inj3 circuit low), P0270 (inj4 circuit low), P0273 (inj5 circuit low), P0276 (inj6 circuit low).
1993 GMC C3500 Sierra 6.5L knock VIN: 1GTHC33F4P
Hello and thanks for the replies, The truck had left for Florida a week ago from Vermont and has made the trip successful. the knock at idle is still there and had not gotten any worse. Truck used about 1/2 qt of oil in 1900 miles and no coolant. The customer...
1994 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GTEK19K2R
Talked to the customer about dropping pan for more cks and it was a go. Upon pan removal I noticed very little dark fiber residue but the fluid had a dark color to it. I also noticed the magnet had a good pile of silver sludge on it. I ckd the band for what I ...
1996 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 6.5L cruise VIN: 1GTHK34F5T
Well the 5 replies I got were very much appreciated but were not the fix, There was only one PDM module for this system so it could not be the wrong one, there was no trans codes and no tcc slip, There was no AC voltage, it would screw up with alternator unplu...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L tcc VIN: 5FNRL38625
Thanks for all the help. we had pulled the solenoids and checked the screens which were clear. Then we pulled the tranny and had it rebuilt. The rebuilder told us the torque convertor was ok but the tranny had a bad clutch pack. It all works well now. rebuilde...
2005 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L no forward gears VIN: 1J4F449S45
Thanks for all the help, several said that if the jeep quit moving, it had to be mecanical problem with transmission, we did replace transmission with chrs. rebuilt and so far no troubles. we did have a problem with torque converter on rebuilt. when they welde...
2002 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12652
First of all sorry for the delayed fix post, but it took forever to convince the dealership to spend the money on a new factory programed pcm. This was the problem, all the used modules were bad. Vehicle is running and running well now. Thanks to everyone w... Trouble codes: P0350 (ign prim ckt failure).
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Cooling system VIN: 5LMEU68H03
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R33
Thanks to all who replied. The customer has decided to go with the coil spring conversion kit from strutmasters as a cost effective alternative. I did narrow down the cause of the air loss to either 3 of the 4 airbags or the air bag solenoids. still could see ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Engine
Replaced both front motor mounts and the customer was extrememly happy about having no more vibration!
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L upshift delay VIN: WDBHA28E1R
First I'd like to thank all of those that responded to my help request. The customer declined the repair. To gain clearance to the vacuum actuator you need to remove the crossmember and rear transmission mount and lower the transmission. You also need to care...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBUH82J35
Thanks for the help especially edger form nevada turns out customer tryed to set clock and in the process ended up changing the light preferences that are found under setting / lights / day time running us models only. Sometimes its the simple things, The comp...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L oil in coolant VIN: WDBUF26J45
Thank you gentlemen for the replies and good ideas. Everyone agrees that the head gasket is bad. It seems these engines had problems with head gaskets and an improved one is available from Mercedes. We plan to pull the head in the next several days and see ...
1997 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3MELM65L9V
I apologize for the delay on the outcome of the Mystique. With about 20 hours of diagnostics invested, the techs decided to pull the plug on this project. Mike and his crew at Fidelity Automotive appreciated all the help offered ľas well as the customer. They... Trouble codes: P0302.
1990 Mitsubishi SHOGUN 4/4 2500CC glo-plug circuit VIN: L149G-4005
thanks for all replies decided to fit a push switch due to costs.the ecu was faulty,10 secs on switch starts 1st time. all good now. clive
1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L alternator VIN: JN1RZ24A0L
Well here's the deal, after replacing the alt. with an a/m one i rechecked the amp. output again now on the new one, results 0 amp output. So before I shuv this alt. I go through and check all my wiring due to the bulb check light issue I had, and I find nothi...
2003 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L distributor VIN: 1N6ED29Y93
We want to thank every one for the information. This was right on. The timing belt had too much freeplay & the belt was hitting the timing belt cover. We replaced the timing belt & tensioner with Nissan parts & no more noise. This was a strange noise & had led...
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