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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Door locks, Cooling fans VIN: JH4KA7673N
Short at fuse 44 (engine compartment fuse box) for door locks. Cooling fans inoperate. If use 10 amp breaker with short finder equip. the cooling fans will run for 1 sec. before blowing breaker. Short finder equip. showing short by interior fuse box wiring but...
1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L cruise control VIN: 1G4HR5312P
im posting this but am not the one working on veh, so if there are any questions or info not listed ask and ill try to answer or find out, we first saw this veh three weeks ago, with a complaint iof cruise not working, testing indicated a bad e,c,m, replaced w...
1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1G4CU521XS
Hello everyone I got this Park aveneu that came in with bad compressor. replased ac compressor and drier and condencor. The ac works good , but everytime you turn it off and turn it back on it blows hot air for about 1 to 2 minutes then it will go to cold. The...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KDS2Y6V
hello all I am stuck on this cadi had codes when car came in all scan data seemed correct cleared codes and test drove codes did not come back but every once in a while you get a stumbble off of accel but not predictable. have went through trouble tree for p0... Trouble codes: P0372, P1377
1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L security VIN: 1G6KY5492W
Secuity light on dash stays on.displays ,service theft system on dash readout.then says,exp id 34
1993 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Shift Interlock VIN: 1GCDM19Z0P
Hi group, first posting...After replacing the ignition linkage rod and shift interlock cable in this Astro,with tilt steering, I can't seem to get the interlock cable adjustment back to it's proper setting. I'm either able to change gears without depressing th...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHC33F2R
This truck shows up billowing black smoke under a load. I remove the clogged air filter & the smoke goes away. Ran the scanner on it & pulled 4 codes...17, 69, 78, 99...cleared them & test drove it, runs great, 69 returned, scanner says "torque converter clutc... Trouble codes: 69 (tcc always engaged)
1995 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1GNDN19W8S
Hi all, This van came in last week with a stalling problem. After test driving and tester checking I couldn't duplicate the problem. I performed the noted repairs with the customers understanding that these were things I found but could not say they would cau...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Dome Lamps VIN: 2GCEK19R4W
Vehicle does have overhead map lamps, replaced headlamp switch, interior lamp module & door lock module. Disabled keyless entry. Replaced battery. Dome lights still flash intermittently or stays on constantly.
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L temperature VIN: 1GNDT13W4Y
Dear Sirs ON the above vehicle there is a strange problem occuring. The vehicle has an automatic electronic climate control system. all the doors are working, the a/c is working, and everything appears to be switching from the console. However there is not, at...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Accessories VIN: 1G1ND52J8Y
This malibu is my grandfathers car and he has a problem that started with the service vehicle soon light coming on and now he says that sometimes while driving there are numerous lights that come on on the dash including the service vehicle light the service e...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L differential VIN: 1GNCT18W0Y
I replaced the rear axle assembly in this Blazer six months ago. The governor, latching bracket. thrust block and spider gears were all broken and the case was damaged. I replaced it with a salvage yard unit with appr. 40K miles. I inspected the unit carefully...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Starting VIN: 1GNDU03E1Y
evening group, As my Father is travelling out of town, he is having some problems with his vehicle. They appear to be security system related, although chevy`s are not my langauge of choice by any means... As he has had it to a dealer with no results( they re...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L steering column VIN: 2G1W1155K4
while driving /braking a clunking sound at sterring coulmn & or at rack when suspension moves or when applying brake i found 1 tsb about engine cradle noise & it told me to squirt a thread locking compond into the frame on the welds the noise is a constant bum...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L cooling fan VIN: 2G1WF55K61
Customer brought the car in with engine light on checked it out and had code Po481 cooling fan #[...] malfunction if anyone have come across a problem like this your help would be gladly appreciated.Thank you.Also cooling fan works perfect.
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J02
Hi everyone , I have an '02 Malibu that seems to like to decide on it's own when it starts.We've towed this car in for the third time today and it has finally decided to stay broken,both times before it was a no start until it got to the shop then it fired up ... Trouble codes: P1189
1995 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GH54LXS
Good afternoon iATN techs. I have this fine unit with no spark from coil for #2 circuit. Code 43. I had replaced the coil first and it ran great for a short time. The MOD schematic and diag tree leave a lot to be desired. I have found that the #17 pin at the P... Trouble codes: 43 (IGNITION COIL 2 Primary Circuit)
1994 Dodge Spirit 3.0L drive belt VIN: 1B3AA4634R
hi guys , i have this dodge spirit that the drive belt comes off the pulleys once in awhile. i tryed a new belt and tentioner but still popped off a couple months later. i tried to eye the pullys to make sure they are in line, and the only one that looks off i...
1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Tcc VIN: 1B7GG22Y9X
Hi all, this truck was sent to us by a transmmision shop. At highway speeds 45 - 55 the trans will unlock the lock the tourque convertor. This happens very fast, once ever 10 sec or so some times less frequent, and feels like a engine miss or surge . On the da...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF2366X
problem started approx 1000 miles ago. also this time code p1682 charg sys code appeared. volt gage erratic, but always seem to start. on cold start koeo volt gage reads very low, but always starts. first time in, fuel filt was due change. not sure if both pro... Trouble codes: P0216, P1693, P1682
1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start, HARD RESTART VIN: 1FACP54Y9M
vehicle came in several months ago with a no start condition. there was also a lack of maintenance. found the crank sensor to have failed, we replaced. vehicle started and ran very poor. we then replaced the ignition module, plugs and coil pack. the car has re...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L no data lines. VIN: 1FDLF47F6S
Another shop removed the 7.3 diesel engine, and installed a 7.5l gas. Lots of problems. Now it needs a smog check. I get the priviledge of making it happen. I've taken care of everything, EXCEPT, to make the Calif. smog referee happy I need to get the right co...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148T
Please help me here! This van is a recent auction car that the local used car lot just bought, The mil keeps coming on with p0171 and p0174 codes for system lean, we can tell that all the normal windstar stuff has already been done to this van (see repair hist... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 2FTDF1725V
Hi Folks,Ijust installed a drop in used engine(complete with engine wiring and vacuum harnesses,etc).The tag from the wreckers indicate the engine has 40 psi oil pressure and 160 engine compression.It was a perfect fit,everything lined up,no disrepencies anywh...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L cylinder head temp. reading VIN: 1FTZX18W0W
there was a reading on scan tool of 392 degrees on cylinder head with and with out coolant sensor plugged in. has code p1289 cylinder head temperature sensor high input. also codes of p0171 b1 lean/p0174 b2 lean. voltage on head temperature sensor changes but ...
1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP54WA2
Hi; I have a SHO Taurus that first came in running 25% rich (LTFT). It also had codes P0172 and P0175. I test and replaced mass air meter,fuel presser reg. and did a indution cleaning (B.G.). Car run great (LTFT)6% (STFT)2%. Car came back with (P1518 intake le... Trouble codes: P0172 (p0175-), P0175 (p1518-), P1518
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L ABS, Traction Control VIN: 2FMZA5143W
Hi Ford Technicians... This vehicle has multiple LF ABS Codes... I got a C1155 (LF speed sensor Imput) and a C1158 (LF Speed sensor coherency) and a C1141 (LF Tone Ring tooth missing) Also a U1608 (see service manual) Well so far I cleared these codes and did ...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L upshifts VIN: 1FTZF1825X
Hello all, I have this Ford P/U with delayed upshifts under load.While going up a hill part throttle trans shifts very late.Sometimes you have to back out of throttle to get trans to shift.Also shifts are soft and long at all times. Will not stay in second gea...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZA5247X
The van all of a sudden on a road trip after 100 miles started to loose power and the engine was missing. Van made it to our shop. The engine starts up good, but after 4 seconds of running the engine starts to miss badly. Checked exhaust back pressure, had a f... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0305 (cylinder misfire)
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L calipers / rotors VIN: 1FTRE14281
I feel like a parts changer with this van . The front pads wear out within 4,000 miles . I know these vehicles are not noted for their long brake life , but this is rediculious . I have changed the calipers , hoses , rotors and pads and can't seem to catch any...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W54
Hellow fellow techs this is my 1st post. And its got us puzzled.This is a local Patrol car. When it 1st came in complaint was surge on acceleration,stall intermittantly. We checked fuel pressure OK at40psi. Replaced fuel filter was full of rust. Ran codes had ... Trouble codes: P0316, P0300, P0511
1999 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L valve train ? VIN: 1GCGG2SR01
This van came in with a tick in the top end, sounded like a lifter from the start. Took a look at it and listened for the tick in the bottom and top end. Used a stethescope and an electronic ear to determine it was in the tope end, check oil pressure with a me...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.0L cranking spark knock VIN: 2GTFK69U33
Hello, after a hot soak of approximately 15-30 minutes, there is spark knock during cranking only. I have checked the fuel pressure regulator(ok)and residual fuel pressure (ok). It does NOT run rough after starting; it only has spark knock during cranking afte...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7264M
I need help with this strange problem on this 91 accord, the distributor have been replaced twice with factory parts, first one due to bearing problems. The coil was replaced, vehicle came back after one month, customer does not drive often. Tow in with dead b...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D2P
To all Techs. I need help or advise with this vehicle having problem finding the Injector pulse. Vehicle towing to shop with cranking not start, I begining by checking all detail relate with start system, Fuel Pressure 44 Psi, Spark all 6 ignition coils, 12Vol...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W0X
vehicle came to us with the above code o2 shows no activity unplugged or plugged in 450mv ref voltage is always on scan tool unplugged or plugged in. other bank work fine. anyone seen this problem possibly broken wire in harness, tested cat with pyrometer has ... Trouble codes: P0160
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L steering column VIN: 1LNLM91V4V
vehicle came in per noise in column and up tilt/retract inop.removed column to inspect,found broken rail pins and potentiometer broke.installed new pins,potentiometer. column still has no manual up tilt or retract,also automatic portion inop. seat is retractin...
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Good Evening We need a little direction. We have a code P0320 (engine speed input signal) and an intermittent cutting out of the engine when accelerating. The tachometer immeadiately drops out when the glitch occurs. Feels like a crankshaft sensor failing. Al... Trouble codes: P0320 (engine speed input signal)
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
vehicle came in for a misfire. had all codes listed. erased and test drove #6 came back. the longer driven the more came back. now #6 will reset in the stall. I noticed that after it misfires for a few seconds, the injector shuts off. I tried it on another cyl... Trouble codes: P0306, P0305, P0304, P0300
1988 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JN1HU11P4J
hi, i am working on 1988 maxima--which stays in the first gear until vehicle would reach normal operating temperatures. once vehicle would warm up it shifts absolutely perfect-- which leads me to the theory that there might be trans temp sensor that went bad ....
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L plug wires VIN: 1G3WH54T3P
well group: I have several books by mitchell that states that #1 is to the fire wall. the same book also says that #1 is to the front. maybe it's a misprint.. Question; where in the tarnation does the plug wires start on which coil pack? going from left to r...
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L cc electronic control VIN: 1G3AG55M9R
cruise control will not set on road. have replaced cruise control electronic unit and cable and brake switch. have checked all fuses and circuit from cruise lever to control unit, and all circuits seem to be functioning. have put two different control units on...
1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3HN52L7R
replaced tps, egr, iac motor, computer, mass air flow sencer. when car became normal temperrature car shut off on stop light, but i can stars right back on. also when car gets hot idel goes slightly up and down.
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L cooling system VIN: 1G4W12TE45
Car originally came in for overheat in the winter time. Pressure checked, gaskets at back of heads leaking (crossover). Replaced no leak. of course in Michigan you couldn't drive past 50MPH so no overheat. Customer took car and complained of no heat a couple o...
1995 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L Front axle seals VIN: 2P4GH45R1S
Cannot get front axle seals to stop leaking. Any suggestions?
1997 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2P4GP45R6V
first revolution - instant spark and injector pulse, wants to start , but just won't .keep cranking nothing, no spark no injector pulse. shut key off repeat same thing again. confirmed with client no previous symtons of any kind. we are thinking about cam bu...
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L electrical system VIN: 1P3ES46C5Y
im the third person to get this car someone jump started another car with this one, cust. saw smoke from engine compartment lights on i/p wigged out all started blinking flashing. after that it will randomly cut out intermitenly. and over charges really bad an...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
this vehicle is haunting me ,, fuel pressure is good etc.. while driving along betwwen 60 -- 80 ks all is good if you were to pass a vehicle or put vehicle under load , the vehicle will buck once and be unresponsive ( will not respond to accel input } then wil... Trouble codes: P0336
1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZH528XV
Hope someone can help with this one. This vehicle has a missfire that only occures one time per day, on the first trip of the day. It ocures approx 8 minutes into the drive, at about 60 mph under load, while accelerating onto the expressway. Scanner shows miss... Trouble codes: P0302
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L vtd VIN: 1G8JU52FAY
ses lite on with 1632vtd dtc in pcm and 2960 vtd in bcm...no drivability complaints currently, but on two occasions, months ago, the car would not start until the next day. The ses lite came on yesterday along with the security lite. This morning only the ses ...
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Axle seal housing VIN: JT3HP10V3W
Howdy, It appears the axle seal housing plate on driver side is leaking. Can't find a labor for this, dealer does not list a gasket. Probably gue. It does not look hard to do, just worried about what I'm going to run into. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

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1994 Audi 90 S 2.8L spark and fuel VIN: WAUCJ88C91
sorry for taking so long to get back to you guy's but it took me so long to convince the tech's I was asked to help to take the covers off. So after they continued to replace more parts and still no spark or fuel, they said 'O.K. let's try'. I then took the co...
1996 Audi A6 2.8L radio VIN: WAUGA84A0T
thanks i guess i will take to the dealer to get unlock code i cant put a aftermarket radio in as this year has a much wider radio . the dealer says they have to hook it to their scan tool to get a code from the radio i could not access this with my scan tool (...
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L engine VIN: WAURD68D61
Thanks guys for all your help. We ordered the 3366 tool for the camshafts, just to be safe. All replied it is the front and rear camshaft tensioner gasket and yes it was. We charged the customer 7.2 hours, which is book time for r+r camshafts and we did it i...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L strut rear VIN: WBAGJ8323V
Hi guys, not many replies on this post. Since there is no conversion kit and nobody is sure what happend if we plugg the p/s/ pump lines and also whats going on with the strut mounts, we told customer to just get it fixed with the PROPER parts. DONE, no head...
2000 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE9346Y
re-checked for vacuum leaks could not confirm. looked closer at MAF sensor PID. found gps a bit higher than i thought they should be. I have found that on most vehicles MAF grams per second to read half of RPM's. usually within 1 or 2 grams. anyway, checked at... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1342, P0316.
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L cranks over VIN: 1G4HP54K4Y
1976 Cadillac Eldorado 8.2L No Start VIN: 6L6S602420
You guys make this to easy.Thanks to TnT442 who supplied me with part numbers form Standard ignition. I installed the TPS,replaced the plugs,swapped the air temp and coolant temp.They were the same part.It seems GM relies on the coolant temp more than the air ...
1988 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1FP31F4J
Hey guys, this car seems to have been fixed, at least for the time being. Ed from New Jersey, JC from New Jersey, Bob from California, William from Hawaii (are you guys hiring??), Stan from Minnesota, Wade from Michigan, Seth from New York, and Chuck from Ca... Trouble codes: 34 (maf low).
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Cuts out VIN: 1GNGKZ6NOP
Most replies had to do with defective Reman Distrubutor and the were right, still bummed about wasting hours on the wrong things. Never once in the bay did the distrubutor show any glitches still am at a lost but replaced with another one and vehicle runs fine...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L blown #20 fuse VIN: 1GBEK19RXV
thanks much for the replies,especially jeff [...], who emailed me a diagram. it didn't match my wire colors but the effort was much appreciated. the only reason i'm posting as a fix is because vehicle is not acting up any more. i don't know if changing the inter...
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52M9V
well, after searching all that sent me good info and things to check , I rechecked all that already been checked, hoping maybe I missed somthing, I was asked if I ever witnessed the miss, No I had not, just random codes stored and history counts on cyl#3, so i... Trouble codes: P0300.
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Starting VIN: 1G1YY22G7W
1993 Dodge Spirit 3.0L Speedo Inop
Thank you to all who helped me with this one.. Sorry it took so long to get back to you, the customer needed the vehicle and i was unable to work on it for a while. The end result was a defective PCM. I was finally able to reset the pinion factor and it made n...
1993 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B76L23Y3P
thank everyboby that responce, most of you said carbon build up on chambers. manuel from california suggested to suck water trough a vaccum hose then drive it. water trick worked. nox went down 300ppm, amazing! thank you guys again.
1995 Dodge B1500 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Pops out exhaust VIN: 2B6HB21Y9S
Thanks to all replies, but I was unable to to fix the problem. I had a variety of ideas most including air in the fuel system, carbon buildup, or an O2 sensor problem. Needless to say none of these seemed to be the problem. I swapped almost every sensor on thi...
1996 Dodge Avenger 2.0L No Start VIN: 4B3AU42Y5T
Thanks to eveyone who replied. Messages suggesting to recheck timing belt were correct. The idler pulley bearings went , the belt jumped , and then the bad pulley wedged in and pulled the belt tight, giving the appearance of a good belt turning both cams when ...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1B4GP44R5T
thanks to all the techs who took the time to reply to my post. just about everyone nialed it with the solenoid pack being the culprit.
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HC13Y71
Thanks for all the e-mails. I did find some things out about these motors i did not know, like the lower intake has a pan on it that will leak. That was not the case with truck. Also someone said to do a compression test and leak down test to see if carbon was... Trouble codes: P0304.
1991 Ford Tempo L 2.3L airbag VIN: 1FACP36X8M
The problem was the ecu ,after checking the entire circuit I decided to investigate the ecu,when I opened it i saw a capacitor leaking. Thanks for all the help anyway.
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMFU18L5V
Thanks to all who replied, Loren's tip for Ford TSB was right on it. It was loose tranny filter causing to stall, install new redesigned filter from Ford corrected the problem, no more stalling. Thanks to all.
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP45X1W
this vehicle had a brake caliper that was sticking on the right rear after replacing the caliper the noise has not been heard thanks again to those who replied
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L dash lights VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Thank you to the techs that responded. The replies suggested two main problems with these vehicles. #1 was possible corrosion at the Transfer case motor or wiring and #2 was that there is a tsb issued for such a problem which includes replacing the harness to ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V7Y
I received 4 replies on this problem and the one that hit it on the head was from Nick [...]. He told me to replace the drive hsg for the cam sensor even though I did not find much play. This cured the problem. Nick said that at 40 to 60k he is starting to s... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L battery VIN: 1FAFP45X2Y
We replaced the radio and fixed the problem. Thanks for all the help.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L electrical brake controll VIN: 1FTNF205EC
will I found the wiring harness, It was above the ash tray it was pluged in to the back of the junk collector ' glove holder'. when looking up at it.it looked a relay ,thats why it was so hard to find.So it is in the midlle of the dash. IATN is the greatest,...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L ignition switch VIN: JHMCD5638S
Will it was a unamonous descision that the electrical part of the switch was at fault. I replace the switch and all was well. thanks to everyone who responded, as always iatn is proven to be effective.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58W0W
as alwayz u all hav cum up with sum good pointz of attack. but diz truck is still run-n RICH. now i du hav to tell u all that it has been put on th back burnr. glad it aint mine. be-n gone fer ovr a week, and havn th follown i hav, and th fact that im a va s...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5P
a bad coil caused this problem, there was nothing that led me to the coil i just swapped one off another vehicle and that fixxed it go figure, anyway thanks for the help guys.
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cuts out, Stall
vehicle has been gone for 2 days will call this one [...] was a strange one to say the least.found the cooling fan switch was broken and shorting out at times causing the computer to think the temp was 338 degrees and shut down the system at times.also ha...
2000 Lexus LS400 4.0L Drive-axles VIN: JT8BH28FXY
thanks to reno from co. dave from oh. al from il. don from ms. jason from tx. ralph from co.and matthew from il. i checked all trans and rear end bushings for looseness checked all drive shaft mounts and insulators . don from ms. advised to balance on a road f...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L fuel pump VIN: J23K33OKPO
Well friends.I want to thank all four of you who offered help. The problem with the car was low gas...I got you!!! april's fools!! No just kidding. Is all I can do after cheking a car for two days and not fixing it.I have noticed that most of the help requests...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Cranks, but no start VIN: WDBGA33G0W
The ignition switch portion of the anti-theft system was bad. I sent it to the dealer for repair. Thanks to all who tried to help.
1999 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L gauges and heater VIN: 1G3NK52T3X
Hello everyone. Thanks a lot for the info. Upon further research into the wiring diagrams, especially the response that mentioned the orange wire from the ignition switch, it seems very likey that the ignition switch will fix the problem. Unfortunately since t...
1995 Pontiac Firebird 3.4L No Start, back fire VIN: 2G2FS22S7S
Well the great replys I recived on the pontiac was the feeling the timing was off. In fact what I found was the center coil was arking over and causing the car to fire the wrong set of cylinders causing the backfire. The way I found out the problem was the coi...
1996 Saturn SC1 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 188ZF1288T
WOW, 28 replies and all unanimous. Cracked cylinder head. The ball is in the customers hands at this moment as we are waiting on his approval to continue on this car. Thanks for your support and willingness to help others, Abe.
1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L abs VIN: 1G8ZY1274X
Once again, iATN comes through! Thanks to all five fine techs who came to my rescue. All five pointed out that the tone rings on the wheels can cause the problem I saw on this car. And yes indeed! The front right reluctor ring was cracked which caused the ABS ...
1989 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L front wipers VIN: JT3VN39W9L
Found relay to be in the wiper switch as two of the replies said. Also found the wiper switch and head light wiring go into a grey connector plug[switch side]. On the other side of the grey plug are two black plugs--the smaller one goes to the front wiper moto...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L 4 wheel drive engagement VIN: JT3VN39W0L
I asked the customer if the 4WD ever worked on this truck...NOPE...never since he had it...and after speaking with Identifix on final time, we have concluded that this is a PRE 1990 transmission... I was told these units did not utilize the oil pressure sensor...
1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1VV22E9L
well this was a tough one, I failed to mention that we had already plugged off the egr valve which was alot of people responded with. I stuck with my gut feeling about the lock up torque convertor being at fault. I ran bg cleaner in the transmission for a good...
1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT4VN13G5R
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