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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B9Y
Customer states that while driving the vehicle with cruise control set the EPC light will come on and the car will not accelerate. You can stop the car and restart it and it will drive fine as long as the cruise is not set. We checked the car over and found t... Trouble codes: P1127 (Fuel Air Metering), P1129 (Fuel Air Metering), P1136 (Fuel Air Metering), P1138 (Fuel Air Metering), P1335 (Tgnition system or misfire)
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Ignition key VIN: WAUED64B21
Vehicle will not release the ignition key (big chunky style) out of the ignition lock. Starts and runs ok. Looked in the Mitchell wiring diagrams and cannot find some sort of solenoid that traps this key in the lock cylinder. Gotta love this vehicle after doin...
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WAULT68E93
We have in our shop this vehicle, it has set multiple cam syn codes. No start when was picked up. I an going to inspect the timing belt for possible out of time. Is there any way to check for proper timing and replace belt if needed without purchasing the $400...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBADE6326V
aloha techs i'm trying to locate an oil leak on this v8. ican see the trail of oil coming down the sides of the motor. both left and right sides. but i can't see where it originates from. i do know it is not the valve covers. it looks like timing cover i'm not...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L transmission in fail safe VIN: WBAGJ8321W
I cleared codes out of trans and engine. All tran codes came back and one engine code. Engine code 139 electronic thermostat circuit.checked thermostat wiring have power on 12 volts on red/blue wire.checked harness up into black injection wiring box all is goo...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Traction con VIN: WBAAN37401
We replaced lower air intake boot and crankcase breather with hoses.We have no codes present. Problem is when you take off and shift into second gear as engine approaches 3000 rpm the traction light comes on and car will not accelerate unless you release accel...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6DM57N63
Well if you are in this business long enough you get one that makes you rethink your choice of profession!;) after the above repairs & after delivery the customers 'remembers why they brought it in in the first place' (as if the glaring check engine light & in...
2005 Cadillac STS 3.6L no start VIN: 1G6DW67745
this car came to me no cranck no start. tesed and replaced battery. tested alt .it failed test. replaced alt. now car wont start any one seen this before on caddilac ?checked fuel pressure 57 psi cranking .
1995 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, BOGS OUT VIN: 1GTGK24K9S
This one is driving us nuts. After driving for about 30 minutes or so it starts cutting fuel down until it has no power and wants to stall. acording to mitchel it said replace the distributor so we did same thing. then we decided to reaplace the computer per m...
1995 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GBHK34KXS
trans shifts into reverse fine, goes into drive, first then second, then does not try to shift into 3rd, scanner shows it tries to command 3rd gear then commands 2nd(default?) and wont try to apply 3rd again. there are 2 sensors on the side of the trans and on...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GNEK13T01
We have a 2001 Tahoe here that we inspected last week and everything was fine, Then the customer called and said dashboard lights went crazy, gauges went nuts fuel gauge ect. and the service 4wd light came on and stayed on and is now inoperative. It had a co30...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L rear wiper motor VIN: 1GNEK13T01
Truck came in for slow moving rear wiper arm. We replace alot of these because of corrosion on shaft. Installed first new motor and when it left our shop it worked fine. Customer brought truck back in for wiper doing same thing as before. Replaced with second ...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Drivers door window and door lock VIN: 1GNDT13S95
Vehicle came into shop with body code U1000, U1305, U1016, U1064, U1160, U1161, U1162, U1096 COSE, Drivers window switch and door lock switch, inop all the time and will not operate any door. Intermittantly has a no start condition, no crank, loss of gauges, r...
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL15C86
This is driving me crazy. After a short drive and usually if you accelerate a little harder than normal this starts missing real bad most of the miss fires are on #4 cylinder. The other cylinders have slight miss fires at times. After a short drive and I let i... Trouble codes: P0300 (miss fire detected), P0053 (b1s1 heater resistance range), P0134 (low o2 activity b1 sensor1)
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WB58N46
We have this car here at the shop, it started out as a surge on the highway, more of a chugle. We could experience the problem can't isolate the problem. This past weekend the vehicle stalled,restarted and then went it reduced power mode. When we get the car h... Trouble codes: P1516 (Throttle Actuator Control TAC Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance), P2101 (Throttle Actuator Position Performance)
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L ignition VIN: 3GNFK163X7
this gut literally drove car to car wash (next door) , washed exterior, got in to start and it would not. all lights light up on dash. battery and cables check good. fuse block and fused ignition circuits light up just fine. however no communication with any o...
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L abs VIN: 1GNDS13S67
vehicle intermittently & very randomly turns on the stabilitrak light - the light does not flash, but just stays on - it has never been on when the customer brought me the vehicle & has never come on while i test drove it - it always has codes co455 & c0244 st...
2002 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L Misfire, melting coil VIN: 1C4GJ25342
the van came in running bad and missing there was a code stored it was po352 ign coil prim circuit and i tested the wires from the pcm to the coil for bad wires and they were all good i tested for spark form the coil to the plugs and found #2 and #5 had no spa... Trouble codes: P0352
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L right front VIN: 2C8GM68434
please help,i have this pacifica with a noise over rough roads at any speed but mostly at 20-40mph in the rf wheel area it sounds just like bad upper strut mounts but the sound seems lower like at the control arm,a year ago she took it to the dealer for this a...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GF48415
customer complains of check eng light only, no drivability concerns. Ran codes & only p0300 is present. I noticed in freeze frame data the eng rpm was 251. Using my modis I can monitor misfires. while siting in the bay, at idle,you can watch cyl's 1,3,5 counti... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple misfire)
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ56H1S
Car was brought in misfiring, more so after it heated up. I did a tune up, as tune up parts were all original. After doing a tune up, the car still misfired. I have verified fuel pressure from the fuel line, checked for vacuum leaks, MAP sensor, TPS, and injec...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44R7T
I have been trying to find a direction to go on this vehicle. Vehicle failed emissions inspections because the check engine light is on. Codes P0505 and P1294. Vehicle idles at 740-750 according to the tester which doesn't seem high to me. I thoroughly inspect... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control system malfunction), P1294
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Blower Motor VIN: 1B4GP25311
No power to blower motor fuse.Fan resistor burt up going to blower motor...Motor works and fan switch works if I apply power to fused end in fuse box.. I'm thinking ignition switch not powering feed to fuse ???
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start
the vehicle wont start cold . verry hard start hot.has new glow plugs new glow plug controller have power to all glow plugs .low side fuel press is fine .fuel rail pres is 1200 psi cranking . if i tap into the wires of the injection circut the noid light will ...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT HD 7.5L abs VIN: 1FDKE30G4R
ABS Light on codes C1194,C1198,C1206 Clear codes system is intermittent it takes 50 to 200 miles to set codes. Testing system in shop, load test powers & Grounds (pass). Connections & wiring between ABS Module and Hydraulic control module ok. Test rear isolati...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTHF36H2S
this is our tow truck drivers rig, crazy thing turns on the CEL light while acceleration at about 22mph. goes off again as vehicle slows. no codes are stored. koeo no codes , koer no codes. doesnt seem to go too lean/rich when this happens. no drivability issu...
1996 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMDA5140T
Engine will start and idle cold. As soon as the engine warms up it will kill at idle unless you give the engine some throttle.
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEE14Y6T
vehicle came into the shop the other day and had a code p0171 p0174 p0300 and p0420. we chose to go for the lean codes first in hopes they would also cure the others. found fuel trims short term maxing out nearly immediately after warm up at 33%. but when the ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank one), P0174 (lean bank two)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP53S2X
Hello, Hopefully someone has some insight into this problem with this vehicle. The problem is the car will not start but does so intermittently. When it does start it starts up right away and runs fine when it doesn't it turns over but no spark( checked with s...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L door lock, lights VIN: 1FMDU64E42
customer states while driving down the road, door locks & inside lights cycle on/off/on/off, no codes in any controller. Also stated fuel mileage on the display shows lower than normal, 12 mpg, was 18 mpg before it started cycling locks and flashing the inside...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW21P65
2008 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L spark plugs VIN: 1FMJ52U4JM
hey ford guys just have a customer that wants a tune up on his 08 expedition. and was wondering if these newer fords have the same problem as the older models breaking the plugs off in the heads. this thing has 53000 on it. thanks in advance
2002 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L t-case VIN: 1GKDT13S62
Owner states that transfer case will be in neutral sometimes when he first starts out in morning.He must shift t-case into 4wd to get vehicle to move.This only happens when he has been driving in 2 wheel drive.It did it to us when we went to bring the truck in...
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L tpms VIN: 1GKFK66U84
Repeated ' check tire pressures', & 'service tire monitor' messages displayed on ip. After setting pressures to spec, relearning system & driving over 20mph the message returned. Pressure readings with a scanner showed lf tire & rt. rear tire in the teens. Tri...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Starting VIN: KM85B32U21
After installing a junkyard engine the engine will not crank i believe it has something to do with the antitheft system, but am unable to find any information or leads. Have checked all the fuses and there good. I have found with ignition off, the st sig fuse ...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ78Y8W
had po306, customer did tune up, came back with po206, tested with noid light, did not flash, injector resistance was high, replaced, ran tc-21a test in alldata, passed, ran tc-70a test in alldata, points to defective pcm, problem is that customer had new pcm ... Trouble codes: P0306, P0206
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L #3 cylinder VIN: SALTY12422
engine using coolant, pressurized #3 cyl with air, coolant came out overflow tank. removed head, #3 cyl washed down, no visible problems with head gskt or head, block appears ok. possible suggestions?
2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L heater core??? VIN: JTHBD192X3
hello again, fellow members!!! once again i turn to you for some help. this is my wife's car (03 lexus is300) and we have owned it since new. Problem??? Gussing (coolant flow) noise at passenger compartment area. it seems to happen more frequently now than bef...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L wheels VIN: WDBLK65G3Y
what is the procedure to reassemble, and what is the torque spec for all of those nuts. What am I going to need to put this wheel back together, and what will the success rate for having a smooth ride in this 3 pointed star. THANKS IN ADVANCE TO ALL ON THIS G...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: VVMWRE334X
change battery check charging system unable to intalize tire pressure monitor fuses good dsc lamp on and the tire moniter lamp on the car drove great cant get the b=/- to work Trouble codes: 5D8C
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L conv. top VIN: WMWRF33465
We have this mini in and the convetable top was locked on the drivers and trying to open on the pass. side. We have removed enough hardware to determine that the cable on the left side is broken. our options from the deler are to replace the cable ($600.00) or...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on, VIN: MSHTYDTDG1
Hi guys I'm trying to figure out how to reset the oil maint. reminder? Can't seem to find it in the owners manual. Thanks for your help and time...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA21D5S
This car came to us complaining of a hard starting when warm, It starts like it is flooded or very rich. Otherwise it runs well once you get it started. This all only happens if you get the car HOT and then shut it off and wait approx 10 min. If you try to st... Trouble codes: P0150, P1335, P0130
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Front Windows VIN: JN8DR09Y72
After replacing door w/used window needed to be reprogramed. Which was not known until customer had vehicle back. Had customer return to reprogram window regulator for auto up feature. while reprograming both front windows and door lock stopped working. We got...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Surge, high idle VIN: 1N4AL11D43
I was called to a shop for a customers car. The car was brought to them with a MIL and a P0507 ( high idle).MULTIPLE PROBLEM CAR! They stated it had a hard start so a mobile mechanic cleaned the throttle bore...One night the AFTERMARKET alarm went off flashing... Trouble codes: P0507
2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0L Shifting, Speedometer VIN: 3N1AB61E27
Hello, Having a problem with a former rental car. It has a CVT which I am not very familiar with. It has the following problems: 1)When cold, engine revs but has a hard time moving car, sort of like a slipping conventional trans. This problem gets somewhat bet...
2003 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L windows VIN: 1G3GS64CO1
GM guys I need help. I have a 2003 Olds Aurrora. All windows other than driver window are inop. I only have a valet key for said vehicle and am not sure if this is my fault. Master window switch and all motors check OK. Please assist. Thanks
2000 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L blend doors VIN: 1G2HZ5418Y
Hi guys. Customer came in with complaint of no heat. This car has dual zone climate control. Driver side is stuck on full cold, does not change at all. Pass side blows hot and is stuck there, will not switch to cold. My OTC Genysis cannot access ATC system tha...
2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L ign. switch VIN: 1G2NW12EX3
This car came in with a intermittent no crank. scan for codes, found security code stored, diag. to problem with lock and tumbler. we replaced lock and tumbler and performed security relearn. now the starter will engage in ON position but will not start until ...
2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD 2.4L abs light VIN: 5Y2SM67079
So I have this vehicle with a list of codes u0073 control module communication bus off u0123 lost communication with yaw rate sensor module u0124 lost communication with lat. acc. sensor module u0126 lost communication with steering angle sensor module. We use...
1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Rough Idle VIN: YS3EF48Z3X
We have this Saab that has a very rough idle. Car never stalls and drives/performs fine off idle, but the idle is very rough with a P0300 code. It never sets a specific cylinder misfire code. We have replaced many coil packs and spark plugs on Saab's so we use... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire code)
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BC6853W
I replaced the heater core and had to deal with an after market alarm wiring and aftermarket radio. everything works now but the engine light is flashing and when the engine is not actually running I lose communications with the engine controller. also with ke... Trouble codes: P0130, P0500, P1101, P1121, P1540
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Engine timing VIN: 25STD03V6V
I am trying to figure out exactly what is the proper way to time this engine. Five different shop manuals say set the crank mark at 12 o'clock and line the notch on the cam marked "E" with the notch on the valve cover (this by the way is actually #4 TDC on the...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN01PXR
this truck has a intermitant no start cold. cranks fine all the time. when a noid light is installed has no light at the cold start injector most of the time. my Mitchell OD does not have the cold start injector wiring diagram please give some ideas and send a...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L fuel leak VIN: JT3DJ81W0R
This vehicle has had three fuel tanks in it,with all ending up with the same problem.We replaced the first one with a used tank due to a crack in it.In 5k miles it returned with a crack in the same place.Installed a new tank that went 15k miles before cracking...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT4RN01PX7
thanks for your input! this came in with a no start. had very low fuel pressure so replaced the pump-it started and ran fine. customer brought back with a hesitation, miss & dies at times. It also will not start at times, if you richen with carb clean then wil... Trouble codes: 14 (testing and results)
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Speedometer drive gear VIN: JT3VN29V7S
This problem is a wierd one. Has anyone come across this same problem? Speedometer stopped working at 104,135mi. Replaced speedometer drive gear because plastic gear teeth were worn. Drive gear wore out again at 105,180mi. Plastic gear teeth worn the same way....
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L oil leak VIN: JT3HN86R4X
180 miles 1week came back oil leak same area leaks on frt differential and both sheilds left side only used 1qt oil cleaned and ran no leak ran 10 miles up hill60 mph no leak smoke tested crankcase . any ideas am i over looking something can see pan rail with ...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JTEHH20V33
vehicle drove into bay for check engine light and found code 420 cat efficiency. attempted to start truck to road test to verify cat problem and crank no start. it has spark but no injector pulse. code b2796 for theft system. pulled cover off column and truck ... Trouble codes: B2796 (anti theft communication problem)
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L cams installation VIN: JTEDP21AX4
hello toyota gurus this highlander came in on hook with oil lite on...,checked with mech gauge no oil pressure and had po346 ,po302 code..thought it was simple oil pump replacement so with mileage suggested t. belt,water pump..got it together still had miss o...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED24B2Y
It looks like the breather system was the problem. Unfortunately the vehicle is getting the front bumper replaced and won't be out of the body shop until sometime this week. It has very few miles on it so I am not completely sure of the repair yet. I'll try to...
1991 BMW 325is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAA1319L
I will call this a fix. The coolant temp sensor was reading -49 when it should been around so or -3 tops. I replaced the sensor and connector, Cleaned the plug underneath the intake and changed the main relay. The main relay looked like it was starting to burn...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53531
Customer brought the vehicle to another shop for a second opionion. They end up replacing the ECU to fix the MIL problem. Trouble codes: P0601 (control unit memory checkl sum error), P0600 (serial communication link), P0603 (keep alive memory error), P0705 (transmission range sensor error), P0731 (gear 1 incorrect ratio), P0732 (gear 2 incorrect ratio).
2002 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Suspension VIN: 1G4HR5K72U
Hi, I got some very good advice from all 6 replies . I did not know very much about this problem and I feel like I have learned a lot. I think it is the steering sensor. The owner does not want to spend any more on it at this time. It shows the display only ab...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.0L hyd. lifters VIN: 1GECK14M0V
Thank you for the responses to my post and many thanks to Keith [...] for the extra help that he gave me. It turned out to be a plugged oil galley near the top of the engine. I insterted a wire in the rear hole in the dist. boreto clean iy out, then made up...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Unknown VIN: 2G1WF52E81
thank you all for your replies they have been very helpful. i checked the feul volume and was not up to par. i changed the feul pump and it drove better but still felt as though the tranny was slipping. i brought a good friend of mind to the shop to take a loo...
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L heated seats VIN: 3GNFK16Z45
Wanted to get this closed in time-the owner is trying to schedule back in to finish repairs-after reading all the replies and speaking with the owner again I am going to take the drivers seat apart and check the heater elements even though they pass the resist...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic WT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC5C1M0Z7
Hey everybody, First off let me apologize for taking so long but you know how us state workers are. I really didn't find anything wrong with this vehicle. I cleaned the throttle bore,cleaned the MAF, checked for vacuum leaks etc. After I did all this I went ba... Trouble codes: P0121 (TP1/APP1 circuit).
2005 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L coolant VIN: 2C3AA53G15
Thanks to all who replied! The owner ulitmately declined repairs, so I will summarize my efforts. First, the radiator has no internal coolers. There is an engine oil cooler mounted at the oil filter and plumbed into the heater hose. The transmission cooler ...
1990 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L Alignment
thanks felow techs ken you were very helpful with your recomending i set toe first that corrected the problem thanks at lot
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U2R
Replaced pickup in distributor to get spark but car would not start. checked compression 75-100 psi , low . checked timing chain , ok . internal problem , needs motor. Mike P
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, PATS VIN: 1FAFP4041X
After one week the owner is still driving the car and extreamly happy. I figured that is the check engine light was on ment the computer was powering up. I WAS WRONG. The constant control relay module mounted on the inner fender behind the airbox was not powe... Trouble codes: U1262 (b1353-), B1353.
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K04
Thank you all so much for your help I really appreciated it. The throttle body was carboned up preventing the learn procedure! After cleaning the tb it learned right away with no issues at all. thanks again to everyone. Trouble codes: P0506.
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L igintion system VIN: 1FTPX14505
Thanks to Michael from Ohio, he knew what our problem was and gave us the fix. The #5 coil wire rubbed through on a bracket and was causing a dead short. Thanks to everyone who gave us input on this Ford F-150
2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP23116
Thanks to everyone who took the time to give there advice and help me out.Well the car is up and running agin after i took doug from oregons advice, removed the trottle body and cleaned. It did not look bad at all to cause this problem but i figure if you are ... Trouble codes: P2104, P2112.
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK29U76
Hi Everyone, I want to thank all of you who posted help on this one. The customer has yet to return, he has not noticed a drop in performance or fuel economy, so he is not that concerned with fixing it, so when he gets time to be able to drop it off he will, ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multi-cylinder mis-fire).
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L flywheel VIN: SAJEA51C53
2002 Lexus LX470 4.7L ahc VIN: JTJHTOOW52
The Actuators were defective. Customer says they are new, I say JUNK! They did act differently than being collapsed but they where not original Lexus. The rebuilder sent a new set gratis, problem solved
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Stall VIN: 1160331205
After installing new fuel filter, starter, battery and cold start pressure regulator. This vehicle is fixed and gone. Thanks for all the help. Especially Rick Pannell here in Kingsport TN. at the Benz Doctors.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBGA70E2S
First of all I would very much like to thank Mark from Texas, Steve from Florida, Charles from Pennsylvania and Wade from California for all of their help with this car that was in the back of my head through the holidays. (Hate when that happens) I did find ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L see description VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Thank you for those who have responded. I will have to wait to finish this one. The Snap On Modis just cannot perform the proper diagnosis. As per some of the responses, the factory scan toll or equivalent must be used. I will be purchasing the proper tool and... Trouble codes: C1504 (system faults), B1341 (Siren and battery communication error), B1416 (component or signal line A31m1 coolant circulation pump), B1637 (illumination front dash board defect), C1026 (steering angle sensor n initialization).
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBRF64J31
WOW, thankyou everyone. The vehicle runs great! I cleared all the AAC [KLA] air conditioning module codes and the car is out of limp-mode!! I had cleared codes in the EZS, ESP, ME28, TAC, and instrument cluster modules, but never erased the AAC. I wonder i... Trouble codes: P202E (8- M16/6 Throttle Valve Actuator Deflection of Throttle Valve P0120), B1000 (And a slew of MANY more Body codes most dealing with CAN), C1022 (002- And a slew of Chassis codes most CAN related).
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
Most of the replys I received said that the crankshaft sensors on this vehicle are a major source of no start problems. I had replaced the sensor but still had the same problem. I scoped the cam sensor as well and although there was no code for it, I also ha... Trouble codes: P2034 (crankshaft sensor).
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L p/s VIN: 4JGBB86E46
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MEFM75W71
Well, with all the work I had on Fri & Sat, trying to work through this problem became overwhelming. Most everyone replied said to reset the parameters. This was all well and good except if you don't know the whole procedure, it will not happen. I took a step ... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft deterrent), B2139 (RCV data incorrect), U1147 (SCP data fault).
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4A3AA46G3Y
well this one is fixed, thanks again to everyone who replied , i took the throttle body off and cleaned got a yard iac sensor put back together held battery terminals together for thirty seconds and cleared codes road tested and ran ok . customer picked up car...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 4A34AA6G4Y
Thank for your replies; but oem's o2 sensor b1s1 did not fix code p135 problem. At this point, i advised coustome to take to delaer ship for replacing computer? I do not see anything else is going to be bad... Again, thank you all for your help. Tae Trouble codes: P0135.
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L drivers side power seat VIN: WP1AB29P04
sorry for the late response, car needed a new drivers seat module
1990 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L No Start, no comms VIN: YS3AL35L1L
Thanks to all that replied. I got a lot of good advice on bad ECUs for that period but what I really needed was an explanation for the lack of comms with the ECU. Turns out that this system will only retrieve codes and a very limited data stream which did not ...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L trans
located and purchased used trans computer, installed and vehicle is fixed. opened cover on old unit connector to circuit board has very fine wires making the connection open/failure was not clear cut but board insulation appeared to have air bubbles in the are...
1995 Saturn SC2 1.9L Stall VIN: 1G8ZJ5274S
Thanks to the great techs at IATN. It's nice to get that confirmation about a repair. It was the IAC. It was getting stuck, especially when cold. As soon as intake heated up, the IAC would free up and start working. Replaced with new part, cleaned throttle bod...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B42
this one was realy weird found that if we disconnected both battery cbles and touched them together to drain ecm then reconnected them the missfire went away. Test drove vechile and all was fine released vechile to customer and has not returned Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306, P0481.
2004 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L No Start
thanks for all your help, i am sure its the switch but the lady wants to live with the problem so i cant conferm a fix, if she changes her mind i will repost,thanks again. Trouble codes: B2960, B3033.
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 453BK6353S
First Thank You to all who replied. Daniel from Oregon got it right though. The key had rolled and wallowed out the timing gear and dampner key slots. As suggested used a MIG welder and welded woodruff key in shaft slot, cleaned area of excess and as an additi...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L starts then dies VIN: 4T1BF12K7T
thanks for all the replies but after relooking and retesting everything i gave up and had it towed to a friend of mines asian specialty shop. he called me today with his results. after faxing him a list of things we tested and replaced he went to work. the fir... Trouble codes: P00, 1300 (ignitor circuit).
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L lube VIN: 1NXBR12E31
Believe it or not but at last I found the problem,it was a defective oil filter.I changed the oil filter and the problem gone.This is the firt time in the years that I have worked on engines,but there's always a fisrt time.Thanks to all of you for your help.
2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L eng VIN: JTDBE32K43
. 2003 toy cam 2.4l had taping noise from intake man area. sounded like lifter noise, but it was coming from the intake area. Intake manifold was in fact the fault. Thanks all.
2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E15
Well after reading the many helpful replies and doing some further fuel control testing we found the system to be running lean due to the maf sensor as some replies indicated-however the owner declined doing anything else at this point since the car is still r... Trouble codes: P0138 (bank 1 sensor 2 high voltage).
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on, noise VIN: 3VWCD31YX5
customer took vehicle, was going to see if volkswagen covered the intercooler, if it comes back, i will post fix. I believe codes were caused by crack in intercooler, most of you agreed
1984 Volvo 242 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8848E
Thank you all sooo much. You have saved me much grief and aggravation. I was trained in the new school of thought, and on new vehicles (96 and newer), so this was a headache for me. There were multiple issues that I never would have found w/o everyone's hel...
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