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1992 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4CC2648N
Vehicle came in with a dead battery. Charged it & tested charging system. All checked ok. Drove vehicle & it worked fine. Customer came to pick it up & it wouldn't start. It cranked ok. Sprayed some carb cleaner into the intake & it would run. After it sat for...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Vacuum Leak VIN: WAUED54B0Y
Hi group Vehicle came in with dead worn out battery. Replaced, and found MIL on. but only fuel trim codes. Before condemning anothe MAF, I did a smoke test, and found a substantial leak somewhere in the vacinity of the left cam actuator solenoid. I removed int... Trouble codes: P1128 (Long term fuel trim bank 1), P1130 (bank 2)
1988 BMW 325i 2.5L Cranks, no start VIN: WBAAD1300J
Does any one know where to find the fusable link between the positive side of the battery (in the trunk) to the battery juntion block under the pass. side engine bay? It's a small wire off the Positive battery terminal that powers up the main relay. Thanks in ...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBGJ8329VD
I'm working on 97 Bmw 740 iL. Owner took this car to dealer, because of engine misfired and don't have power. They replace spark plugs and they find out oil was a leaking at spark plugs. They replace valve cover gaskets and oxygen sensor. He take his car and l...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8325W
Good morning group. I have a 98 328i convertible that came in with an mil on and the codes p1421 & p1423. I talked with a few other shops and could not find a description and since the car had no driveability problems we agreed with the customer to clear the c... Trouble codes: P1421, P1423
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADD6325W
perform engine swap, car runs fine until revs get past 4800rpm's. then car wont idle and very non responsive to throttle request. tech notes, in data stream from baum diagnostic tool. at idle dme shows part load (idles good) also cam position is -26.00deg. on ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1GH3782034
misfire on #1 cylinder. no injector pulse. harness intact, not open or shorted to ground or power. has pulse on start up, but falls away after 5-10 sec. new dme unit, new fuel injector. still misfires. what am i missing? Trouble codes: 401 (misfire 1 cylinder)
1989 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, converter glows red VIN: 1G6CB5153K
OK, this started out as a slam dunk that is now slamming ME. What seemed obvious pattern fail territory is now uncertain guessing games. Subject vehicle was referred to us...new customer...transmission was REBUILT locally less than 20 miles ago. Customer comp...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GTDC14K6J
I have 1988 chevy pick up 5.7. Truck was towed in died while driving. Truck will start but stall right away. checked fuel pressure ok, check for spark, has spark. Checked for codes none. Remove dist. cap, pick up coil was falling apart. Removed dist. and chang...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19K1R
this truck has a missfire mostly at idle and when it does it the tach in the cab jumps or drops. the vehicle has a new distributor assy with module and the problem is still there. it does seem to be alittle better if the bypass wire for the timing is disconnec...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Brakes VIN: 1GCEC14W5T
Truck Was Brought in Because Brake Pedal would go to floor and Brake Light On Dash would Come on. Master Cylinder Was Leaking. Replaced Master Cylinder Pressure Bleed Brakes and Test Drove Vehicle and Brakes Worked Fine. Two Weeks Later Vehicle came Back With ...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W9V
On first visit, vehicle displayed codes P0300 (random multiple missfire) & P0132 (bank 1 sensor 1 circuit voltage high) Customer complaint was intermittent missfire or cut out on light acceleration. With O2's disconnected scan tool displays high voltage (1V) o... Trouble codes: 300 (random multiple missfire), 132 (bank one o2 sensor voltage high), 152 (bank two o2 sensor voltage high)
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JC1242V
Car was brought in for intermittent stall and no start. No start can occur after a stall, but can also occur after car is turned off and restart is attempted later (15 min. or more). We have never been able to duplicate the problem while we have it. The last t... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor), P0341 (cam sensor)
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCT18W9X
Ok People I'm ready to toss in the towel.I have this Chevy Blazer that was towed in to our shop with a Crank no Start.First inspection and talking to the customer she states it will not start if the temperature drops below 30 degrees.Well when it arrived at th...
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25R62
We replaced the computer in this van. Now it needs to have the CKP variation learned (code 1336). At this point we have an outdated Snap-On scanner. It has the relearn choice in the scanner but I have to lie about the year because we are updated to 2000 (van i... Trouble codes: 1336 (CKP system variation not learned)
1989 Dodge Aries LE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1P38K46K0K
Hello everybody, I hope everyone had a good holiday season. This K-car is driving me nuts. This car doesn’t start when it is cold, unless the gas is depressed, then it runs like a bag of crap for a few seconds, or until the engine is revved a couple of times....
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L clutch VIN: 3B7KF23W5V
hello and thanks for looking in and helping. we performed a routine clutch job for a slipping condition. sachs kit #k70119-01, resurface etc. chatters and pulses on engagement when done. tore down found 2 hot spots on flywheel and p/plate. new kit (sachs), res...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L cyl. head VIN: 1B7HC13YXW
I am rebuilding this engine 5.2L because it spun a couple rod bearings. Sent the heads out to the machine shop for a valve job. Machine shop called and said both heads are cracked. I did not have any blown head gaskets and was surprised to learn that heads wer...
1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L heater VIN: 1B4HS28Y0W
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP44GXW
vehicle came in to shop with multiple running problems. Replace computer and resolved a stalling problem. Still have code 1391 checked continuity of crank and cam sensor wires all are okay. Replaced cam and crank sensors , No change. Vehicle idles fine, When a... Trouble codes: 1391 (loss of cam or crank sensor)
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L AC Control VIN: 2B8GP54L11
This van has a problem with the AC control being lit up all the time. The control is also functional as far as the display is concerned. Turning the fan control or other functions changes the display. The control gets power on circuit f504 from the BCM. This s...
1994 Ford F700 5.9L Brake Lights VIN: 1FDWK74C5R
Turn sigs & hazards work normal. No Brake lights. I checked the archives and found a couple of posts that mentioned a diode in the brake switch harness, but none of those posts mentioned air brakes (which is what I have, obviously) - all hydroboost type system...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L Stall VIN: 2FMDA51U4V
Thank you for your time, this one has got me really confused. Vehicle starts, runs for a couple seconds, sometimes 10 or 15 seconds then dies. It is very consistant. It seems to be loosing injector pulse. It always fires right back up. Doesn't seem to loose po...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 2FMZA5146W
hey all you wonderful ford techs out there- ive got this van that is just beating me up- i have replaced the slosh module and gauge- ive replaced the sending unit- i can get the guage to drop when i ground the wire feed- ive checked every ground- ive checked t...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP44481
Guys,car was towed in no start no history of any problem, customer said it died while driving. Cannot read codes, scanner will not communicate with computer. The anti theft light is flashing rapidly & the odometer reads all dashes. Have checked power feeds to ...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Drum hub nut VIN: 1FAFP33P72
I need someone to confirm weather that MOD is correct on the torque specs for the rear hub nut. Mitchell states that it is 49 foot pounds. Is this correct. It seems low to me. First time working on a focus.
1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2GTEC19R3T
Truck came in with cyl 5 & 7 misfiring. did some checking and decided to replace lower intake manifold gasket, since these are always going bad on these VORTEC motors. after replacing still had 5-7 misfire. all sensor signals looked good. Replaced gasket again...
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Accessories VIN: 1GTHG35U93
This truck while driving will have the security and all the dash indicators come on along with all the guages dropping to zero has some codes P1626,U1300 . I dont have the proper Info in michells to diagnose it, the customer does not want to tie it up at the d...
1988 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGED3543J
car came in with intermittent no start.then i lost spark,then fuel inj. pulse. the check engine light comes on with the key on,but the red lite on pc doesnt turn on at all.im not getting the grd signal from the grn/blk wire from computer to activate main relay...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Surge VIN: 1HGCB7656N
hello techs...honda intermittently surges at cruise hot. i have high o2 content at idle,while raising rpm to 2000 will bring o2 down (1%-.5%)it takes about 1.5 minutes to do so.didnt find any leaks smoking the intake system.can partially block off intake air d...
1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L steering assist VIN: UNKNG01C2L
In September, one of our techs replaced the rack-n-pinion in this Q45 for a no assist condition. It did not fix the problem. This quickly became my problem. I immediately searched IATN & found several helpful posts regarding the electronic control of the power...
1990 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.8L valve lash VIN: JACCH58R5L
Please help. I have four days figting this truck and can't see the light. Every book I check they give the specs for adjusting the valve lash as 1 1/2 turn tight after cero lash and when I did it that way it won't start then put as cero lash and the truck star...
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L abs light on VIN: SALJY1249R
we are trying to reset the abs light. snap on says we cant communicate with this car, alldata says there is a scanner plug that is not there, landrover says we need a special scanner. does anyone out there know if we can reset this and or if there is a dlc con...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L timing belt VIN: JM3LV5236N
vehicle had ne timing belt put in at another shop, it jumped so we went in and did the bgelt with all the components of the alldata bulliten, as well as a hydralic tensioner. this jumped again, on start up a couple of days later. we went back in and hydralic t...
1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE31AOP
heres a tough one, customer states car runs real bad when moist outside and a cold engine, but after warming up for ten or fifteen minutes it clears out and runs fine. i have only experienced this once and only for 20 seconds. have not been able to duplicate p...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L low beams VIN: WBFA66EONF
We are trying to find where the headlight control unit/daylight running control light relay? lives on this car. The picture in alldata does not match the part we got from the dealer They sent us a part #A 016 545 74 32 Any help would be appreciated. thanks
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L hard start hot VIN: WDBHA28E4T
hi all need help have a hot hard start problem i have checked fuel pres. and is ok pres reg. ok has spark .wire harness has been replaced.i had tried a new air mass meter and did not help i had found a vacume leak at #5,6 cyl so i replaced intake gaskets i had...
1995 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on
HELP!!! Code 32 Egr System. NO IT IS NOT THE TRANSDUCER HOSE!!! I am following the NOdata Flow chart. EGR works with vacuum supplied to it. EGR soliniod tested bad, I replaced now tests good!! Flow chart tells me the check temp sensor white/Purple wire to... Trouble codes: 32 (Egr System)
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L power steering VIN: 1MEFM504U1
Hello to all, Ford techs: car came in with the power steering pump foaming the oil and when you turn off the engine the fluid pushes out the top of the pump. First thing we did was the pump and pressure hose, did the same. We did the rack/pinion same thing. we...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8HD17Y5S
Hello everyone, This problem child belongs to my father. The vehicle was brought new and intermittedly stalling out with black smoke. THe dealer at the time replaced the speedometer and air filter to cured the problem. The vehicle was well maintenanced. THen 4...
1997 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2P4GP45R9V
This is so intermittent, and unusual in that it may start, oscillate at idle and stall a few times at startup before running ok after. It may cut out while cruising. Always starts right away. Never done it for us, will be ok for days, and act up once or twice....
2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Traction con VIN: 1GMDX03E91
Hello , We need some help on this van.When you press brake pedal and turn right turn signal switch traction control light comes on and right indicator in dash blinks fast.We checked for bad bulbs,swapped lamp socket assy from left side.Still does same.Hooked u...
1996 Subaru SVX LSi 3.3L N-R, R-Park VIN: JF1CX865XT
Subaru techs: We do a bunch, but this one's new on us. Car came in, operates and shifts fine, but when shifting from (or Through) Neutral, trans will bang or shudder most of the time. and then when it is put in park, when you shut off the car, you can feel tha...
1990 Toyota Camry 2.0L Unknown VIN: 4115V21LE6
When The Customer come in, He say his car doesn't move but the engine is running when he drive for 5-9minute. & When i test drive his car the problem doesn't exist. Do your have any idea on this car Thanks!
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 4TAWM72N3W
I have this Tacoma in the shop and the problem I am having is that it won't shift out of 1st gear. This doesn't happen all the time. I have had this car in for a few weeks now and I returned it to the customer last friday, after I could not get it to act up af...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3GN87R1Y
NEED HELP! SUV came in with stumble on accelleration and lack of power. No codes present. No codes pending. Fuel pressure and volume good. Timing marks are all in place. Acts as if it not getting sufficient fuel. Snap throttle open and engine bogs.(Will rev ev...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L engine/transmission VIN: 4TAWN72N9Y
Hey looking for some help on determining a noise on this 2000 Tacoma. Customer came in for a routine oil service and came back the next day complaining of a engine knock slightly above idle in gear (autotrans). We of course first checked oil level (ok). Reconf...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L speedometer VIN: WVWEE83A1T
Hello Members. This Passat has a non-op speedometer and a VSS code P0501. Tach, gauges, and all cluster illumination and warning lamps work fine. I've followed VW procedures & found no signal out of 3-wire speedometer speed sensor at transaxle. Good power ...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Stall VIN: YV1TS94D51
this vehicle came in for routine service/ after delivery, vehicle ran ok for about 24 hrs/ customer advised that while accelerating at low speed, the engine sputtered and cut out- then died/ it restarted fine right away/ the next morning- (2days after repair),...

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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6328W
Thanks to all which have replied so quick. Yes, the intake manifold had a bad leak. We smoked the intake system and it had the leak between throttle-body to plastic-manifold. The reason, why I asked iATN was, because we have done hundreds of intake reseals, ... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
1989 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L wipers VIN: 1G4HR54C4K
Thank you everyone. the wiper switch was the problem. I the wiring to the switch and the power there but there when u turned the switch, there was now power to the other wires...the switch needed replacing...the fuses where all good...thank u for all the advis...
1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5.0L Starting VIN: 1G1GZ37H6G
well, I did finally get it to act up, and it only acted up after a long cold soak. and I tested starter Draw and it was only 48 amps on the pos. cable. did not check ground draw. It got so bad while cranking that the vehicle would not crank any more, as if it ...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GCDT14X0T
I finally got back to this one. This is a company vehicle. I found that the cable became disengaged at the axle tube. Reengaged and it works just fine. Thanks for all the input.
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13WOV
Hello Group, Happy to report the Blazer is fixed. David [...]. hit it right on, the fuse needs to be pulled and I even unplugged the control module for at least 5 minutes. Shifts on the go also like it's supposed to. Unfortunately nobody offered any t...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Fuel Injection VIN: 1GNDU03E9W
Thanks to all who helped with this repair. The pink wire from the ECM was the culprit. It fluxuated between .6 V and 4.5 V, so when I replace the wire in the harness it was OK. Thanks again
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L no fast idle VIN: 2GCEK19T3X
I appreciate all the replies to my post, the final time it had acted up it set lean sensor codes, I decided to take a shot in the dark and replace the intake gaskets, even though I couldn't detect a leak, but since the chevy dealer said they had plenty in stoc...
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L hard start VIN: 1GCCS14501
I got some good ideas from everyone and thanks to Jim for the Alldata info, but I never got the truck to act up and as this is a fleet account they didn't want to leave the truck down. When it comes back I plan to check the ignition signal since several people... Trouble codes: P0178 (fuel compensation sensor curcuit input to low).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L oil pressure VIN: 2GCEC19V11
Well thank you everyone. The cure was the oil pump. Ck the screen while i was in there, it was clear. Did not see anything abnornal about the pump,or housing just replaced the whole thing, and problem gone. Thanks again
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L headlights VIN: 1G1JC52472
Vehicle has not returned but says all is ok. Andrew from Tennessee was probably right saying pins stretch in those relay boxes as that's where I was working by removing the relay to test it and reinstalling it, all ok since, also techs suggested wiring under b...
1985 Dodge Lancer ES 2.2L No Start VIN: 1B3BX68E3F
I have learned something very important in these hekp requests. Make sure you clarify what is happening very clearly. Of the 15 replies I had, 11 stated to replace the pick-up assembly. I have run into this problem quite a few times before. However, my message...
1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L cooling fans VIN: 2B4GP45R2V
Thanks to all Techs who replied,After obtaining a new relay from Dodge and installing I re-tested with scan tool and fans cycled, also replaced thermostat as vehicle had boiled over , all replies where to replace relay. so relay was the fix, Thanks again... ...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L lifters VIN: 2B4GP4437W
Many thanks to all that helped,we discovered that after replacing the lifters the vehicle would idle for hours without having any noise issues,if you raised rpms to 2500 for about 4 minutes the lfters would begin to tick. Thanks Bill from virginia we did not n...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start, Barely idles VIN: 1B7MF3362X
This truck is back on the road again thanks to the five who responded to my post. They were: Carl from Newfoundland, Dustin from Oklahoma, Michael from North Carolina, Ben from Arkansas and Gary from Ohio. All of them said to replace the injection pump. It see... Trouble codes: P1688 (See Service Manuel), P0252 (Injector Pump A rotor/cam range/ perf).
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L governor pressure VIN: 1B7HC16X7Y
thanks for all the good replies. we found the forward clutch seals were bad & leaking. the new ones are larger to seal better.
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Excessive mechanical engine noise VIN: 1FDKE30M7P
Hello and thanks to all who replied to my help request. The engine in question indeed had a spun bng on # 2 rod, it did not efect oil pressure enough to convince me nor did it produce more than a flake or two of metal in the oil filter. The only thing I can sa...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L power locks VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
thank you all for the info i will post a fix as soon as i can get the vehicle in again. i am new to iatn so please bear with me i am just now learning how to retrieve your replys.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X7T
Thank-you for all the responses. However, none were able to resolve the symptoms. We had to refer the customer to the Ford dealer for resolution. Trouble codes: 0300 (random misfire), 0301 (misfire cylinder 1).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L intake manifold gaskets VIN: 2FMDA514XT
I checked with Ford today, and they also list two different gaskets. Use the 3mm gasket for an factory original intake manifold, and use the 4mm gasket for a new replacement manifold. I'll be using the 3mm gasket since the intake manifold has never been off. T...
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3FASP15J3S
Thanks to Roger and Mark for suggesting head gasket. Car came in last week, sat over night and when cranked it started up, ran with a miss then cleared up and ran good. Let it sit for a few hours and went to start it again. This time it was starting hard. Imme... Trouble codes: 211 (erratic pip signal).
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L 30 amp fuse VIN: 1FTJW36F3V
Thanx to all of you (about 15 replies) for your input, every person stated the same thing LOOK AT THE FUEL HEATER!! so I took a better look and inserted a probe down into the filter housing and could move one of the wires from where it used to be attached. Dea...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTJW36F6V
We have been unable to get the vehicle back in yet due to vacations and scheduling. I am planning to complete the tests that were pointed out to me by the very helpful replies to my request. Testing the circuit (live) on the voltage side using a lab scope shou...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
Performed compression test once more with identical results, notified customer that engine mechanical problems were obvious. Customer declined further repair due to financial condition, I just want to say THANKYOU to al who supported me with their opinions, I ... Trouble codes: P0301, P1000 (OBD system checks incomplete).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S1X
this one was fairly easy. i replaced the egr valve and sensor, no furter problems Trouble codes: P0402.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMZA5346Y
Thanks to the many, many of you who replied, Like the majority of you said, it was the cam synchronizer. I removed the synch. and it was bound up, I could barely turn it by hand. Replaced it along with the sensor and the noise is now gone. Thanks again for all...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGCG2251Y
I have passed along several of the replies I recieved from members to the customer. I have not yet recieved a reply stating how much help they did. I told her to check the alignment,tire pressure, transmission range sensor. I also told her to check mileage on ...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L axles? VIN: 2HKPL18642
well it was the tires. had put on bridgestone insignias. figured that was a good tire. went through used tire pile to see what we took off. it had 3 michelin symmetry's & one good year. put 4 of the same michelins on. drove it & felt fine. customer has since p...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L drl heater VIN: 1J4GZ78S3T
Sorry I didn't close this sooner, I wanted to be sure that I had it fixed. First let me thank Eric, Frank and Thomas for taking the time to read and reply to my request. After running out of ideas I decided to return to basics. First I checked the ground at th...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L insrument cluster VIN: 1J4FY1957X
Thanks to the dozen and one-half responders to my post. Seems that if I had a little notice in advance I could have had the parts here today to fix this. As almost all of the kindly, knowledgable responders informed me there is a TSB on this issue calling for ...
2000 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L 1-2 2-3 shift VIN: 1J4FA29DYP
hi guys thanks for the info and thanks to mike who i visited on the phone with some helpfull info. i ended up trying a valve body and it did not fix it it seemed to be a govener problem so as on of the other techs sugested to put a lighter gov wieght in it i d...
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF123XN
Turned out to be the O2 sensor. Evesautomotive hit it right on the nose!! MIL goes out and stays out. Thanks to all who responded. Once again IATN is one of the most valuable tools in the box.
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Cooling System Performace VIN: 4M2DV11W3P
Thanks to all for all of the thoughts and experience insights. I was very sceptical of the air problem... But majority rules and that's why I love it here. I jacked up the front end (super stock style), Hung the overflow from the hood, pulled the guts out of a...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1MELM6535S
after checking all the basic mechanical avenues we proced to remove the flex plate and found that it had cracked and move 2 inche and was rertarding the engie timing
1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Speed Sensor VIN: JN1CAZ1DXV
Everyone sent messages to ck Speedo & possibly replace the Head. After further investigation we replaced speedo head and problem solved. Car has not been back.
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Cooling System VIN: 1GHDT13W16
Well Ed, Rick, Micheal, Mike, Jim, Javier, John, Patrick, Al and agostine. As you said and I susepceted...but wasn't sure. Even after I have flushed the system 2 times. The customer brought the vechicle in this morning and again no heat. Even after the GM TSB ...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L power assist VIN: 1P4GP54L6T
checked manyu things including p.s. pressures, ball joints, tie rod ends, strut plate bearings and came up with nothing. the customer needed the van back. wish i could have fixed this one.
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G2HX53L7N
the problem with the car lied beneath the ignition module it wasn't grounding itself.Not sure why it wasn't grounding I cleaned the plate prior to the car starting but it still didn't start so I ran a wire from the battery and attached it to the base of the mo...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Rt Rear Window VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
Thank You for the replies. What we found was a short in the mirror switch. When the switch was removed and we operated the drivers side window switch to control the rt rear window, it operated mormally. We replaced the switch and delivered the vehicle on Frida...
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