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1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBACB131XP
Hello out there! I need help.I have a BMW nightmare. Problem occurs very intermitently.Engine will sometimes stall and then restart.Seems like it has retard timing.Other times it will idle nice then if you accelerate will run like it is misfiring and at that t...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD5333L
when this came in from another shop the above checks and repairs had been done, i checked and it is very rich, my lab scope is kaput so i cant view now but scan data showed rich and big injection pw. integrator goes from 128 to 99, i cant find any vac leaks an... Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor-)
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L abs VIN: 1B4HS28N5Y
This vehicle belongs to a used car lot that I perform safety checks for. It was noted that when coming to a firm stop, the brakes would lock up incredibly and the vehicle would die. I replaced the front rotors and pads because they were at 0%, and after search...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3DJ46Y61
Car came in with a no start and no crank condition, there is not communication with scan tool to any computer. After some seconds with switch on, a message come in the cluster display and it says "no bus". I have some alldata info but it doesn't say further in...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDX18W4V
Hello, I have this Ford that came in at the end of the day. Customer states vehicle very short of power. Engine also runs rough and seems to be breathing badly. As the daylight was fading, I noticed that the convertor on the right side was cherry red. We will ...
1994 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GTGK24F7R
Hi everyone; This 6.5 starts poorly when cold. First we went through the glowplugs and found one bad one. That didn't help. I then hooked up the scanner and found the coolant sensor reading 115 degrees f. when cold. Our temp outside is right around freezing no...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7652P
i cannot find the diagnostic connector on this accord.mitchell said it should be under the glove box but the only one i found there is the trans diag. connector,the blue one.i think it should be green for the engine.if anyone can help!
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L over drive VIN: 1J4EZ58S8T
hi techs need some advise on this trans problem.the transmisson will not shift out of overdrive on highway.up ontil now when speed would hit around 80kils it would shift and the tact would drop down in rpm.no problems with trans in pass.had the trans flushed 6...
1985 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L No Start VIN: JT2MX73E6F
Car starts hard cold. Loosing fuel pres. over night. Cold start inj is working. What is not happening is a 3-sec run of the pump when key is in the on pos. Is this the way it is supposed to be? Should fuel pressure hold at 40 over night? Watching fuel gauge ...
1991 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
Hello, . I've got a 1991 Tercel with a 1.5L in the shop. It stalls when accelerating from idle and is hard to start once stalled. When it does run it runs well, 20 in hg. Fuel pressure at idle is 34 psi with 20 in hg at the pressure regulator, with 0 in hg at ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Starter VIN: 3VWTD81H8V
Vehicle came in with a electrical short that caused the fuel pump to run continously. Only way to shut off the pump was to remove the #18 fuse. We discovered, after lenghty diagnosis, that the secondary air injection wiring was shorted due to a locked up air i...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5548T
Hello Folks & Happy Thanksgiving, In a nutshell, we replaced the O2 sensors on this 850 for P0133 (slow response) on sensor 1 & a no activity code on sensor 2. The sensors are direct fit Bosch from WorldPac. Had to disconnect the battery terminals and short... Trouble codes: P0133 (B1 S1 slow response)

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1986 Buick Electra Limited 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4CX69BXC
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions, Iwill relay them to my co-worker. Several suggested coils, injectors, modules, bad cam, even plugs and wires.Others injector cleaning and de-carbonize. Since we already tried most of the parts, I think we'll go for tying...
1991 Cadillac Allante 4.5L ride control VIN: 1G6VS3384M
Well, I did find out what was causing the service SDD message to come on in this Allante. First, I would like to thank my fellow IATN members who took time from their busy day to offer assistance. Danny, mentioned looking for bad grounds & connections. Steve f...
1988 Chevrolet Beretta GT 2.8L Stall VIN: 1G1LV11W1J
thanks everyone..i tested the crankshaft sensor at the connection of the ignition control module and i have an ohms reading of 1.3 to 1.5 ohms. i started the vehicle after it ran and an stalled...there was not reading at this time...so i replaced the crankshaf...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L 2-3 shift VIN: 1C3EJ56HXS
Thanks for the replies. I THINK we fixed it. Everyone agrees this is an electrical problem ,but everything electrical has been replaced or tested six ways to Sunday. Back to the books. The TCM tests the solenoids every ten seconds with a micro-pulse, then look...
1993 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Lock Up VIN: 2FDLF47M1P
We checked the things recommended by Charles; making sure all three brake lights worked, Mike; reflash pcm, we tried another one that was a known good Pcm. same problem, and Sherman tach/rpm sensor working normally. Thanks for the help. Customer finally needed...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU35P2V
Thanks to all who replied,esp. Brian who gave me the confidence that this could happen. When the truck finally came back I accessed the wires at the PCM. I found battery voltage at the PCM heater control wires - indicating circut was complete through the heate... Trouble codes: P0133, P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161, P1131.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L right side front axel seal VIN: 1FTSW31F2X
Sorry about the delay on the fix but what a nightmare of a truck. Thanks for all of the replies. Everyone was right, you have to pull the carrier to do the axel seals so we decide to do both sides. Robert had a good idea of making a spreader to install the sea...
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Electronic VIN: JHMEJ6680X
everyone is right on the ball with this one; removed the support bracket under the intake manifold & voila, bare wires shorting to the bracket...thanks IATN, saved a lot of time on this one...HC
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L sliding door VIN: WERTKL7634
I was waiting to post a fix with the methods of reteiving cdes from the honda but no on replied with a list. there is a way of getting codes with a flshing light. also if the door gets confuse and stops the power movment removing the fuse 13 on the passenger s...
1996 Isuzu BIGHORN 3.1L idling VIN: UBS69GW-72
Thanks to both Alex and Mike for their replies, the reason I have not closed this reply yet is the problem does not occur when it comes into my workshop. The TPS and ICS were all checked and testing fine, I did adjust the TPS by 1 volt as the setting for this ...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L Spider Gears Broken VIN: 1G3WH15M7R
Hello All I got 9 replies and all said the same thing, Spinning tires or abuse. Most replied that they see this when in the snow when a vehicle has gotten stuck. I talked to the yard that I got the trans from and they agreed to replace it. I installed the tr...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L instrument cluster
Hello everyone, Well it looks like my headache is fixed and gone, and while unfortunately nobody hit this one on the head, hopefully this fix will help others in the future. Most replies suggested wiring problems in the left front corner, bad body ground a...
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