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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4DC54893
thanks for any inputs . I pulled large vacuum line and trims did not move . off idle with large vacuum leak trims move a little better . tried a new a/f ratio sensor still no change. thought it was not changing . all black with soot. engine runs smooth at ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0172
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic LT 4.8L No Start VIN: 1GCEK19V67
Engine cranks and starts then immediately stalls, like theft system is active. No gauge or indicator lamp prove-out with initial KOEO in the cluster. All fuses testing good. Can communicate with modules. Instrument cluster can do sweep test and indicator t... Trouble codes: P0036 (O2 heater b1s2)
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 3D3KS29C76
truck runs fine,easy start and runs like the wind.it started with broken fuel line,r&r line and been running,never has quit,a one owner female truck.my question is i have seen this before and replaced all pertaing parts and sensors and code comes back.seem... Trouble codes: P0148
2014 Dodge Avenger SE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out
Hello guys, this avenger was towed to the shop for a no start condition. I noticed that it does start but cuts out after a few minutes of driving/idleing, sometimes it restarts right away, another times have to let it sit for a while. this is what I find o... Trouble codes: P0335
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L starts /stall random VIN: 1FMYU93115
Vehicle was towed in and I spoke with the customer, he thought it was a fuel pump. So I got it inside and started it. And it starts right up and it will run for about a minute and a half and then it seems to cut out then the idle picks back up then it stal...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTPX12VX7
Truck came in with bad misfires, #3,#5,#8. Found during a cylinder contribution test. Customer stated to his knowledge truck had no service done since he's had it,about 4 years.Started changing spark plugs and all came out without any problems, too easy and so...
2008 Ford Focus S 2.0L communication canbus
Hi Guys, I need a bit of help with this Ford Focus.Vehicle got towed to workshop no start,no crank and no communication.I have no communication with engine,immobilizer,steering,abs & instrument cluster modules.I do have communication with air bag & bcm....
2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L brake pedal VIN: 2FMDK4KC4C
I have read all of the problems about ford edge brakes, tsb for brake booster, mine does not hiss. I have a 2012 edge that the customer said occasionally the brake pedal would drop. So I probably went about it wrong, I checked ABS for codes-none. I replaced th...
2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG56742
The problem started after I replaced the valve stem seals due to high oil consumption - blue smoke from tailpipe when cold. The issue is a flashing MIL during WOT at close to 6000 RPM. I cannot feel the misfire but the computer sees it. The engine stays sm... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl. 4 misfire), P1399
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L unknown VIN: 1HGCM56693
Hello I have one I haven't come across before. We put rear disc brake pads on this Honda, no rotors & did not machine them as they were smooth & no runout. After a week or so the car comes back with a complaint of a clicking noise near the end of the stop....
2006 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Starter VIN: SAJWA82BX6
This is a new customer so I don't have much history on the car. Owner says occasionally the engine does not start. When this happens, at key on, the temp gauge reads cold even if the car is fully warmed up, red overheat warning light at top of gauge is on ...
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: HLS3044708
Hi, 1978 yes '78 Nissan 280z, car has a very long crank hard to start, runs bad , no power, gets worse when hot, if I pinch off fuel return line car runs pretty good (almost normal). fuel pressure is 65 psi when guage is dead ended directly to line, not te...
2003 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1GG68563
Hello fellow techs. This car has come to us twice on the back of a flatbed with a cranks but no start a week apart. The car always fires up with no issues out side when we are trying it No pending or stored codes. The temps outside are single numbers since...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGB21J52
Hi Guys,this is my wifes car.Started missing intermittently 2 months ago.Install new plugs. About 4 weeks later same codes and miss-fire. Install dealer wire set, well as you guessed it still has this intermittent miss-fire.Today miss was so bad she walked... Trouble codes: P0300 (random miss-fire), P0301 (miss-fire cylinder 1), P0302 (miss-fire cylinder 2), P0304 (miss-fire cylinder 4)
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Surge VIN: WVWEK73C16
I'm looking for help. I did this job few times on the past. After repairs the engine runs great. After 2 minutes in Idle start surging, if I raise the idle to 1000 RPM stop surging. I did used the timing chain alignment tool to place the chain. I did check... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0300-), P0300 (p0300-), P0300 (p0300-), P0300 (p0300-), P0300 (p0300-)
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VW4A7AJ7C
Change intake manifold to up dated dealer manifold this is our 6-7 intake change with no complications so far. This time we removed baffles and cleaned the back side of valves with carb cleaner and brush. Car ran great for a test drive then # 1 injector st... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2 cylinder)
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: YV1CY59275
This Volvo has a funky surging idle that makes the customer think it is going to stall. Check engine light on. If you look at the codes to the right, The "PXXXX" codes were pulled with OBDII software and the "ECM-XXXX" codes were pulled with Volvo software... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass or volume airflow circuit range/performance), P2188 (System too rich at idle Bank 1), ECM12, ECM12, ECM21, ECM21

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L no communication VIN: 1GCHK29264
thanks for the replies what I found out was when the customer installed a tuner/programmer it installed some kind of virus of some sorts. even after a flash it still has the virus. so a new ecm was the fix thank you
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNFLNEY7A
Thanks for all of the help. I drove the car with the scan tool attached and monitored the temperature. It never got over about 150F, even idling. Since the problem still seemed to point to the thermostat, I ordered a GM one (only serviced with the housing).... Trouble codes: P0128 (Engine coolant temperature).
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD WT 6.6L power steering pump VIN: 1GC4KZC80B
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L No Start VIN: 1D7HA18Z73
Thanks for all input, I cleared out all traces of java and downloaded java 7 with no luck. I will try an older laptop with windows 7 if I can find one. I have had no problems with Ford, GM, Toyota and even Nissan with this widows 10 platform. Other than havin...
2014 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Starting VIN: 2C3CDXCT3E
Hello to all, First let me say that having a forum like this rocks! Secondly, huge thanks to all those that responded with great inputs! This has been a great case study on how the simple things can get overlooked to eaisly. On the advice given I took a close...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU04142
Hi guys. Sorry to take so long to close this but was trying to fix this before close. Vehicle is son of customer and not needed so he told me to take my time and have been very busy. As for what has been done. Replaced ECM with no change. Check back pressure a... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L No Start
Got this one back together, it was indeed the CP3 injection pump. I checked all the rails and regulator for metal, none was found. When I got the injection pump off it seemed much to free compared to the new pump. Installed the new pump, primed system and abou...
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR2MM1E
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to reply to the post. we rechecked the exhaust for leaks, with smoke, unfortunately we could not get under the heat shields to test with soapy water. I also cleaned the MAF with no change as well. I reprogrammed... Trouble codes: P2097 (Post cat. fuel trim bank 1).
2007 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4S4BP86CX7
Thank you for all the replies. Due [...] the cost of engine tear down, customer decide just have us put some Lucas oil treatment in the engine. Believe or not, noise quiet down 90%. He say he will bring it back if noise reoccur again. Thank you again for all the ...
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