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2003 BMW 320i 2.2L stuck in 4th VIN: WBAEV13433
Hello fellow Techs. This BMW came in by tow-truck for a no-start. We found the starter motor defective and replaced it. Now it will not shift. It is stuck in 4th gear, and I can't even shift into other gears using the manual shift. I found codes 49,52, and 3 i...
1997 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NJ52M9V
this driving me nuts Trouble codes: P1629 (theft system malfuction)
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L hard start cold VIN: 1G6KE54Y1W
Sorry in advance for the length and lack of actual values, the car has been at the dealer for over a month since I let it go so I am working off of memory. My notes went to the dealer with the car. Car starts hard only first time when it is cold. Cranks great ...
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L u joint VIN: JN8AZ08W77
need to know if i need the kent moore spring compressor to do the rear axle ujoints?is there a way to do this with out the spring compressor.
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L break out box VIN: 5123263881
i was wondering if any one out there has a picture of the overlay for the otc break out box adapter# 3226-11 the overlay number is 103436 i have been on the phone with otc and they don't make them anymore and dont have any pics of one. i cant find mine any whe...
1994 Chevrolet Blazer Silverado 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK18K7R
Good Day everyone. I have what should be a slam dunk but I am the one getting slammed! The Blazer came in for loading up one start up and CEL. Pull codes and get 33 map high volts and rich code(didn't write it down).Scan data KOEO for map is 5.1, same as refer... Trouble codes: 33 (map high voltage)
1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP22P8S
we have a z28 camaro in the shop that a customer brought in for a no start.he brought in a box of parts that he wanted replaced(coil,module,plugs,wires,headers) another tech replaced everything and it still wouldnt run. so i inherited the job.i found that if y...
2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on, hard to fuel up VIN: 1G1ZS58F47
the car returned again same code a week later and yes it was hard to fill it took them forever she said to get it to half a tank. we took the tank out of the car not just down blew through all the lines to make sure none was clogged, removed tank unit and made... Trouble codes: P0446
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Electronic VIN: 1GNFK13047
abs light and service ride control come on intermittently while driving with abs code c0161, u0101, u0073, u0140 losing buss line connection i believe. shut vehicle off codes reset. under transfer case data on battery voltage it has 5volt steady shouldt this b...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L no comm VIN: 2B3HD46T4T
trans goes to limp mode after first trip, code 21 stores(overdrive circuit). my problem is surely related to the fact i cannot communicate with engine computer. can comm with tcm, can clear codes but cannot turn off check engine light. any ideas Pete
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A2N
The ignition systems on these trucks have been discussed at length in previous posts, but I couldn't find one with exactly my problem. Over the past year this truck has had an intermittant "no start". Usually first thing in the morning,no spark,truck sits for ...
1998 Ford F-250 XLT 5.4L Red Brake Light VIN: 2FTPX28L0W
Hello all, we have here an F250 that failed safety inspection for no brake warning light self check. we have went in and checked bulb operation and it's good, we grounded wire coming from parking brake pedal, no warning light operation. jumped fluid level sens...
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L needs bearings VIN: 1FAFP42XXY
I got 2 spider gears out,need help to take spring clip out,Alldata don't show it.S shaped clip that holds C clips in place.Got 2 spider gears out,and need to know how to get S clip out,doing wheel bearing job.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Stall, No Power VIN: 1FTSW31P33
Ok, I'm having trouble with a 6.0 powerstroke. First of all it came in with a programmer installed that I did not know about. No codes and no power. After some research I installed a new turbo. My mistake a complete misdiagnoses. I later found out that it had ... Trouble codes: P0292
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy
Hi fellow tech's At 3.000 rpm in park its like it hits rev limiter also driving at 3.000rpm surges . check short trim at idle got 1.1 to -1.1 both banks at 3.000rpm short trim goes to -12 on bank 1 ans -16 on bank 2 O2 sensors read rich/lean at idle and lean o...
2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3L engine VIN: 1GKET63M86
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L boggs on accel VIN: 1HGDC713XS
HELP!!! got a 95 2.2l non vtech accord that has no power on accel. Scanned found code 4 for ckp sensor. Followed the trouble tree to come up with a bad ecu. Replaced it no change! back tracked and back tracked and once again same result. All sensors and wiring... Trouble codes: 04 (ckp sensor range/performance)
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Misfire VIN: JHLRD1860X
Help!!! we have this crv in the shop. Under a load it skips..Otherwise it runs smooth as silk. Has random cyl misfire code and a codes for each individual cyl misfire. It had new plugs,wires,cap,rotor,coil and distributor installed by owner of the car. A check...
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L engine VIN: 1HGCM56323
this car is using oil, not leaking, there has not been a problem until the last 10k mi. since then it has been using a qt every 5-8 hundred miles , i just did a compression test (hot), cylinder leak down test (hot), oil pressure test (hot), specs. are idle 10#...
2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L warning chime VIN: 5FNRL38655
Honda Techs please reply. This oddity has a chime that sounds once every two minutes regularly. no indicators are on. i am not a honda tech and I havent a clue what it is. Please reply!!! Thanks in advance! Ralph [...]
1991 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L engine VIN: JACCH58E4M
we have to pull the engine and according to mitchell you need to pull the trans. we are thinking it might be easier to just pull the front diff. anybody have any experience with this? thanks in advance.
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
Vehicle towed. Cusomter bought vehicle as is. AS IS being that it will not start. Claimed was driving. Vehicle ran "a little hot" and cut off. Claims did not run hot hot. Whatever that means. Regardless, its sat awhile. Has kind of low 90lbs dry compression on...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Restricted Performnc VIN: SAJDA14C21
Hello everyone. This car originally came in with lean codes and evap small and very small codes. I checked fuel pressure at the time, 30psi/idle and 40psi/wot. LTFT and STFT were all 20-22%. I replaced the fuel pump; now fuel pressure is 36psi/idle and 44psi/w... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank1 Lean), P0174 (Bank2 Lean)
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L hvac VIN: SAJWA01U35
hi everyone. i'm working on a 2005 s-type, v8. customer states that the a/c is blowing hot all the time. i scanned for codes and i have two codes that don't erase. b1265, servo motor coolair bypass circuit, and also b1242 air flow recirculation door driver cir...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out
Surges at idle no codes or vac leaks. It will stall out sometimes also.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY124XY
Codes listed reoccur without misfire.Monitored fuel trims and all are in spec at idle,2500rpm and 4000rpm. Code description from Autologic suggests worn o2 sensors. Front sensors are switching normally and rear sensors are steady.Connectors are clean and t... Trouble codes: P1170 (o2 sensor agingbank1), P1173 (o2 sensor agingbank2)
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L monitors VIN: JT8BF28G7W
Hi all, THis car came in with a P0420 About 1 Month ago. So we replaced the front Cat ass'y With a Quality "Browns Recycling Cat". After 300 miles the cat monitor has not run. All of the other monitors have ran and passed. There are no Pending codes. Now, w...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Battery Draw VIN: JTJGF10U02
Customer complains that battery dies sometimes after a couple of days of sitting by the house. I have a 190mA draw that is coming from a combination of the DOME and ECU-B fuse from under the hood. If I remove the ECU-B fuse 1st the current goes to 170mA and th...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ2224Y
thanks for your help this mazda 2000 has to be warm upto this intermite stall. on the scan tool when i put in drive the short term creeps to 25. & the o2 sits at .2 or .3 any other time no problems just when it hit 25% short term mem. again thanks.
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80D93
Hey guys. I'm hoping there's a Mazda tech or someone who has had this problem. This 2003 Mazda6 3.0 V6 came into the shop and wouldn't hardly run. It idled rough and when I gave it gas, the traction control lights on the dash came on and it ran terrible. I sca... Trouble codes: P0345
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA30D4M
Hi i have a m/b that has a very rough And low idle. checked for power to idle air valve and has none. checked with koer and koeo. Have checked idle contacts check normal always closing when throttle is released. checked coolant temp sensor and verified speed i...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Hydrolic VIN: WDBCA39E2M
Hello I am looking for some help on this Benz. I replaced the rear pads rotors and both seized up rear calipers. I flushed the brake fluid and now I am not getting any fluid out of the left rear caliper I am getting fluid out of the rest. If I open the bleeder...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Drivers seat,Head lights,blower motor VIN: 4T1BK36B85
Have a 2002 Mercedes Wagon E-320,(Problems with car),Drivers seat won't go back or forward,tilt seat works and head rest works,steering wheel auto won't work,blower motor fan for heater won't come on,also having problems with head lights keep blowing out.All h...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L wipers VIN: WDBUF70J83
We need help with this MBZ E500 sedan whose w/wipers will only sweep if the windshield washer is activated. All fuses have been checked in the driver's SAM, rear SAM, l/side interior fuse panel and pssgr side pre-fuse panel. Have checked the hood latch micro s...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L abs, esp, VIN: WDBNG83J74
Message on dash board is. ABS, ESP, Pre Save inactive
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L ABS blowing 10 amp fuse VIN: 1MELM62W8R
Well guy's I could use a helping hand here. I have been retired for a few years now so I have not been in the loop as much as I should be. I have this 1994 Couger XR7 with the ABS light on. I tried to run a scan with my Snap-On scanner and it would not run. I ...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L no idle VIN: 4A3AA46GX3
Hi everyone the car came in with a no idle problem it would run & idle perfect if you just touch the gas alittle bit . Its real bad when cold after its warmed up it some times will hold a low idle without stalling . cleaned & tested IAC I have power & ground t... Trouble codes: P0506
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA2101T
I have tested fuel,and compression and rear crank sensor.Found fuel and injector pulse OK. Compression good.NO SPARK.My question is which sensor is the pcm using for spark.This has a front crank sensor , a rear crank sensor and a cam sensor.I tested the rear c...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT1CA8D02T
got this car in for check engine light on.pulled code p1445 for purge flow. i thought nissan was replacing the purge flow control valves under warranty years ago, but local dealer says no.my question is is this a common problem with these cars for this code?do... Trouble codes: P1445
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Valve Cover Gaskets VIN: JN8DR07XX1
Are you Nissan Techs doing these for Book Time? Real Time was 2.5 for both and Mitchel was 3.4. I removed upper & lower intakes, hoses, hoses, more hoses and coil packs and wires and more wires and brackets and then the fuel rail for the rh side plus the rear ...
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1GH52MXVF3
This thing came in with an intake backfire it has a heavy misfire on #1 but all are misfiring some. so far I've ran fuel pressure, injector flow and drop, cyl leak down,and compression tests. All with good results. The ignition system is throwing the spark in ... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L battery VIN: 1G3GR62C9X
traced cliking to Lighting Control Modual LCM disconnected and the flashing of the parking lights stoped checked the connector is good all the holes are making contact wiggeled connector with modual connected and it flashes parking lamps only some of the time ...
1981 Other European DMC 12 2.9L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: SCEDT26T9B
Thanks in advance for this one. Customer is complaining of a delayed upshift into 3rd gear. I drove it and I noticed it shifts into 2nd around 30mph on light throttle and around 65 into 3rd (if I let off the gas). I checked the vacuum modulator for vacuum and ...
1988 Pontiac Grand Prix 2.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G2WP14W2J
vehicle came in with intermittant no start issue. scan tool data not acurate, when idleing rpm on the scan tool fluctuates between 1-500 rpm which is incorrect info. desired idle on scan tool shows 3,069 rpm. scan tool data alos show that in 4th gear over driv...
2003 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L dash cluster VIN: 3G7DA03E73
customer came in, failed mass state inspection for no check engine light, i removed dash cluster to find out someone snipped the bulb off the circuit board. the bulbs/led's are not replaceable. well gm has an exchange program, but has no units to exchange. so ...
1993 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT5VN94T2P
customer took to smog shop and failed due to high HCs, 163 at idle and 183 at 2500. max HC is 100 at idle and 170 at 2500 rpm. it runs good and he said it runs better than it ever did. just wont pass smog. i do not have gas analyzer at this time, but he wants ...
1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L a/c VIN: JN365T4777
a/c compressor is not coming on tested the pressure switches they are ok with the factory scanner (mastertech) I went in to the EFI and found the a/c cut signal ON, using the activations I cut off the a/c signal cut and it works correctly (engine up idles and ...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L heater VIN: JT3HP10V47
woman complains of low heater output. takes too long to warm up. checked for similar complaints on this data base and found similar problem was cured by repeated back flushing of core independent of cooling system.looks like heater core is partially clogged. i...
2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Surge VIN: 5TBDT48155
i have this 2005 tundra it has cruise light flashing on dash at all times. it has high surging idle @ 1500 rpm . scanned for codes- solus pro , no codes in supported systems.no ccs coverage. scanned with auto enginuity- shows no responce message on ccs & other...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L temp light VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
Good afternoon I'm possing this question to any VW techs. out there. I have this VW Beattle taht appeared at my door with a customer complaint of the blue temp. light flashing. The VW owners manuel states that if this light is flashing there is an electrical p...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, No Communication VIN: 3VWSB69MX1
Vehicle came in with the MIL on,plugged a scanner(non OEM)no communication,tried another scanner same thing no communication ,Our OTC alway communicate with VW,have unplugged sensors and the other modules still no communication! Are we missing something here o...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Headlights VIN: 3VWRP69M03
This car keeps blowing headlights and melting the wires to the headlight bulbs. We have replaced the bulbs and the sockets several times. Sometimes they last a week, sometimes they last for months. Sometimes both usually one at a time. The headlights seem tigh...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L noise VIN: 3VWCK31C14
Thank you for your help , seems that other techs in our area have also experienced this problem we are ready to change all engine/transaxle mounts and both drive axles using factory parts just ned someone to give us a push that may have experienced the same pr...

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1990 Acura Legend LS 2.7L No Start VIN: JH4KA4676L
Most all the replies said main relay, I got a picture of it from my NAPA dealer and found it tucked up in the left side of the dash out of sight and reach. Got enough stuff out of the way & yanked it out, inspected it, sniffed it, etc. and put it back in hangi...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L scheduled maintence VIN: WAUED64B01
hi all i can not believe all the responses more than i have ever got more that half said use the tools well we could not find them without waiting for 4-5 days and since we were very careful marking it all we gave it a shot and it went very well we replaced...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W2Y
With no helpful info from respondents I ask the same question in the TD forum and received a lot of useful info. the fuel pressure would drop below 55 while cranking and dead heading the pump wouldn't rise above 62. Even though it was a new pump it couldn't pr...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14X56
Injector flushed this one guys. Never would have thought it was that simple. Thank you guys for all of the suggestions. Trouble codes: P0101, P0171, P0300.
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start VIN: 3A4FYS8BX6
Well this one is FIXED! The actual problem was the engine mechanical timing was out by one tooth on the exhaust bank camshaft. Neil from NH and John from UT got me thinking again about my cam and crank signals. I had only checked them with a Snap-On Vantage...
1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start
Well, the final problem turned out to be a wire from the negative side of the coil that had been spliced in. It was grounding the whole system. The owner is quite happy, the only problem is the fuel pump relay will not pull in. Since it is strictly a show vehi... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel level sending unit volts too high), P1493 (Ambient/battery temperature sensor volts too low), P1687 (No cluster bus messages).
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF23Z3X
Thanks for all the tips and great info. I checked all wiring powers and ground and had everything I needed to make the alternator work, but it wouldn't work on the car. Took it back to Napa for retest- tested good again on their computerized tester. Replace...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13Z71
First I want to say thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. 6 out of 8 suggested checking O2 sensor readings closely. It was slightly out of range. I Removed the sensor and I found where someone had damaged the harness right next to the sensor and rep...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7MU48CX4
5 replies, thank you all. One of you said to check the charging system, it was ok. Another said the wiring harness behind the A/C can give problems, it was ok. Three of you felt their may be something pulling the 5 volt reference from the affected sensor. This... Trouble codes: P0237 (Turbo/superboost sensor A circuit low), P0652 (Sensor B voltage circuit low), P2127 (TPS/pedal position sensor E circuit low input), P2121 (TPS/pedal position sensor D circuit range/performance), P0193 (Fuel rail pressure sensor high input), P0341 (Camshaft position sensor A bank 1 ckt range performance).
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L lifter like noise VIN: 1D4HD48DX4
Thanks again for your posts. It runs like a dream with a jasper long block. Jim from Georgia you da man. #1 fuel injector was it, we put fuel pressure to each injector all held until I pulsed it except #1 it leaked as soon as 30 psi and dripped at 70. I heated...
1992 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L rear brakes VIN: IFMYU22EOR
good morning to all,this one is fixed or at least i should say the brakes,i will never get everything fixed on this beat up truck! it was a blocked rear ABS modulator causing no rear brakes and over heating the fronts,once i replaced the modulator, i had no ...
1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAPP6245P
Well the customer read online that it could be the TPS, so he wanted it replaced. We did and of coarse it didn't fix it. It is acting up so infrequently, and never in the bay, that I am going to have to let it go for now. When it gets worse he will bring i...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L air bag VIN: 2FMDA5244Y
well customer took vehicle she didnt whant to wait any longer and i couldnt get the steering wheel off with out beating it off with a hamer i think what happend is the worm gear striped thats why it wouldnt come off
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L poor acceleration VIN: 1FTWW33P83
Sure appreciate all the input I received regarding this vehicle. Ultimately the customer decided not to put any money toward this project. I can definitely say that the problem is related to an oiling issue. The truck ran great for about 30 minutes after an oi...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX14594
Good Morning! it is good to be back to work. I lost everything in the fire of November 20th 09. And was burned badly across my head, face, back and left arm. My new tool chest or Thanksgiving 08 had a chain wrapped around it and was picked up and set i...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L spark plug removal VIN: 1FTNF21576
Thanks to all that offered help with their advice. Decided to replace all the plugs, 7 out of 8 broke but got them out with lisle tool 65600. Replaced plugs in another truck last week, this time warming up engine first. Did one plug at a time, running engin...
2007 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L tpm VIN: 1FMFU18567
went with A reply from another post and tryed the ford tool, worked first try,TPMS-19($35.00)from ford.still dont know why our tool wouldnt work on this system? but we'll be ready next time.
1998 GMC Savana 3500 6.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GDHG31F6W
Yea not real sure where the Duramax issue came in. Anyway, customer declined much repair on the truck, due to possibly getting rid of, not sure how many times we heard that one, so "keep it cheap as possible". We put a set of glowplugs in to start. Recorded... Trouble codes: P0126, P0216, P0236, P0380, P1125, P1654.
2001 GMC Savana 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTEG15W01
Tank you to all the help you gave me, the cap and rotor was the problem . I miss that one , thank again
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L ignition system VIN: SAJEA03V83
sorry for taking so long.Time just keeps moving.Customer decided to trade car in after i posted so i never got a chance to look in to all the great information i received.Thanks everyone keep up the good work its a great help
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Electronic VIN: SAJEAO1U84
I am happy to say this vehicle is fixed. I replaced the heater control valve due to a coolant leak. The control head was replaced for a bad button. I decided to send the vehicle to the dealer to have the control head programmed. The programming fixed the probl...
2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1J4GL48536
Thanks to John and Rick [...] removed the large rubber intake hoses that connect the turbo to the intercooler and then to the intake manifold. There was a slit in the bottom of the hose to the manifold. Oil collects here and deteriorates the rubber. Replaced both ... Trouble codes: P0299.
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: SALNM22223
we have determined that the engine is leaking coolant internally, and thus needs to be replaced. one quick test i have discovered is take off the oil cap and look inside. you may find traces of coolant in it.and to determine that, taste it.gross yes but it wor...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Electrical VIN: 1LNHM86S6Y
Most all replies were related to the draw problem, which as I stated at the opening of the request, was already identified as the GEM module. Readers should take more time to thouroughly read the help requests before submitting replies. This would enable mor...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Driver Seat VIN: 1LNHM82W01
Well after a lot of frustration, I took the car to the local ford dealer, the ford mechanic was also a little frustrated. He changed the seat track because of an apparent short in one of the seat motors and a problem still existed. Mechanic stated that the s...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Airbags VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
After recieving the code information from Patrick we removed the passenger side ETR to find that it had, in fact, been deployed in the accident. Using the a 3ohm resistor (thanks Thomas) we were able to trick the Airbag module and clear the code to verify the...
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Luxury 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4M2EU48896
I had done a running compression waveform on this truck with and without the exuast connected and seeing what i saw it looked almost like a valve wasnt opening eventhough they were thats what threw me off. After reattaching the cats and checking backpressure ...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN8AR05YWW
The distributor was the culprit here as I suspected, but my main concern was why couldn't I see it with my scope (MTS 5100). Even after replacing dist. and running it up to the same rpm I had the issue occur, looking at secondary, I still couldn't see much di... Trouble codes: 1336 (Crankshaft sensor), 304 (Cylinder number four misfire detected).
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L steering box VIN: JN8DR09Y82
Thanks Don, Radney, George and Dave for their infro. The switch check out ok. We replaced the rack and pinion. The steering effort become lighter but still on the heavy side. Finally we put in a used power steering pump. With a 4 wheel alignment the steering ...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L ABS motor VIN: 1N4BA41E06
It is fixed. thanks to all who responded Steve B who suggested to replace both rear sensors made us look closer at the signals from all sensors. Watching the signal on the tan wire from each sensor shure enough the right rear glitched. Replaced right rear hub ...
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Electronic VIN: 1G2NW12E3Y
So this vehicle is now fixed, unfortunately I did not fix it. The customer needed her car back, I was going to have her bring it back in and she had her dad look at it & he figured it out. It had two broken wires between the computer and the high pressure sw...
2005 Saturn Vue 2.2L Cuts out, no power VIN: 5GZC23D955
Good afternoon everybody Sorry for the long delay but I wanted to wait and see if this vehicle was fixed.I cleaned the throttle body as someone suggested and checked to make sure all the wire connections were tight,then I drove the car for 2 days and was ok fo...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B33
Thank you all for the great ideas to fix this vw. first , the cams were not siezed, there was no sign of oil starvation ,even though the oil pickup had collected many silicone strings. everything was timed correctly. i do not have the equipment to reset the th...
2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS58D13
so, with this volvo the customer was sent to the dealer for a upate.
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