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1991 Cadillac Seville 4.9L Mechanical VIN: 1G6KS53B4M
I have this cad, the problem is it won't go into gear. If you rock the vehicle back and forth and the gear selector is in drive it goes into gear and you can drive it. All gears shift normal, until you stop vehicle, put into park or neutral and then shift sele...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L idle too high cold VIN: 2G1WL52M7T
hello friends. this car only cold on first start up only will idle at 3000 rpm, turn the car off and restart it now idles at 2000 rpm, turn car off again and restart it idles at 1000 rpm. then car is fine the rest of the day. untill the next day. i have ck eve...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1BK7KF26C7
Hello, I have a cummins diesal with a fuel problem I think!!! it will act up, starts running bad and if you let off the throttle it sometimes dies. the last time when restarting, it blew black smoke till it cleared up and then ran fine. it also feels like the ...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, code p1361 VIN: 1HGCD5631T
Runs good for first 20 mins. and then sets code, PO1361. Still idles good, but cuts out over 2800 as if it had a rev-limiter. After cool-off, same condition. Followed flow chart from All-data, everything checked good, but still replaced tdc sensor and ecm, pro... Trouble codes: P1361
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDBAB93A9D
This is for the diesel guys out there. I own a repair shop and gas station on Long Island. Friday a customer came in and told me that one of my gas attendants had put gasoline in his diesel Mercedes and he wanted me to pay his $800 repair bill from another sho...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA45DXG
Greetings esteemed collegues, We’ve worked on a lot of Mercedes over the years with idle problems, but this one has already ruined one day. Two months ago car came in with stalling problem, which was cured by replacement of the idle speed ECU. We used a new pa...
1986 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G3HY693XG
Hey fellow IATN members. I have this old beast here that is gonna kick my butt soon. This car was towed in from another shop. Apparently this car will crank but will not kick over. I have read throught the IATN replies that this particular vehicle likes to jum...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1984 BMW 318i 1.8L Rich running VIN: WBAAK7405E
THanks for the replies. The VAF meter was skewed to the high side. A rebuilt unit from a local import shop was the fix. Some other replies suggested an O2 sensor shorted, but that was not the problem. Thanks again for the replies Bob [...]
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCJ332XV
Thank you to everyone whom replied.the idle valve is suspect,tapping on valve, vehicle began to idle on it own.customer advised with estimate to replace idle valve.vehicle has been running ok so far. Trouble codes: P0101.
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGH8339X
thanks got two responds as they said MAF thats what the problem was changed it and the car runs fine once again THANKS IATN Trouble codes: 115 (hot flim-massair sensor).
2000 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.3L cluster VIN: 1C4GP54L3Y
Hello: the only repair for this problem is that it's a software issue in the scanner.
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L left head noise VIN: 2B3HD46RXX
Well after talking with the customer I informed them that I would recommend them replacing this engine with a long block and not throw good money away on this engine and thats what they deceided to do. I found a long block for just a little more than a used en...
2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L air bags
Hello and thanks to all that sent help replies.As of today we have not done anything to these vehicles.We called Honda of Canada and Suburu of Canada and they don't have any type of a kit available,infact Honda and Suburu recommend that the bag not be disconne...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L rear drums brake VIN: 4M2XV11T1X
sorry it took longer to close. i replaced rear brakes,hardware and resurface drums. so far so good. if it happen again i will let you know. thank again.
1993 Nissan Altima 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31C6P
First thing I checked when I got to this vehicle today was the intake gasket. No problems with it, then I moved on to the EGR Valve. I activated it with a little pump, then it went 'pop' and worked perfectly after that. The car runs so smooth now. So, I guess ...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D1R
THanks for the replies...The fix was a clogged backpressure tube that goes to the transducer. I'm not sure why ECM set a sensor code. THis car is non Calif. spec car. The wiring and sensor are there but are apparently not being used. Thanks again for the repli... Trouble codes: 35 (ERG Sensor circuit).
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, hard start
all of the responses pointed towards ground issues (especially engine and transmission) and cranking speed. In this instance cranking speed was ok and it did turn out to be a ground problem. thank you all for your input. As a last note this vehicle had no othe... Trouble codes: P1335.
2000 Nissan Skyline 2.5L Speed sensor VIN: ER34029656
Rob suggested several possible causes of a 'speed sensor' fault - loose speedo screws, output shaft speed sensor, communication problems between TCM & PCM. In the end the problem seems to have been a fault with the inhibitor (neutral) switch - it was replaced ...
1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L cylinder head VIN: 1P3EJ46C7T
thank you for all the help I was mainly looking for technique and helpful hints to prevent the possibility of a come back-I obtained the thread insert kit from napa and completed the job-I did receive helpful hints such as shaving cream in the cylinder.This is...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WPOCB29872
I would like to thank the two people who quickly responded to try to help out. The final answer is that this vehicle DOES NOT have a fuel filter. I have noticed myslf that more and more vehicles with plastic fuel tanks are eliminating fuel filter requirements,...
1991 Toyota cab/chassis 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT5VN94T6M
I received several helpful suggestions for this vehicle, unfortunately none of them solved the problem. I went ahead and replaced the O2 sensor and EGR valve which resulted in little or no change. At this point the boss told the customer he would not do any fu... Trouble codes: 71 (EGR system).
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2T1BA01E0V
Hey guys: I did not yet get that Corolla back in my shop. Thanks for all the tips. I intend to check the valve timing if or when the car comes back, as one tip suggested. Thanks again.
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Ride control VIN: UZJ100-003
Thanks to all who responded. I am posting this as a fix as i am confident that the diagnosis of the bladder system that i got from fellow iATN member Rene Calvo is correct and will lead to a fix. I checked the 4 bladders on the vehicle using a very simple meth...
1990 Volkswagen Golf 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWFA01G5L
Sent vehicle to another shop in town with more vw knowledge,they in turn sent the vehicle to the dealer after spending time on it.The dealer had it for 4 days,before they found the problem.Unfortunatly it cost the customer 832.00 dollars to get the dist.rotor ...
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