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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 23VBW16492
hi all need help i plug my scaner in, it power up no problem but i get no data from this car, i check fuse in trunk and in glove box all ok ,is there and other fuses? for obd2 plug (i have scan this car in the past with no problem with same scaner)_ thank to a...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Engine VIN: 1GCFK24KOJ
OK, This is 1 strange puppy here. Vehicle was brought to me from another shop where they had no clue either. Start this thing and let it run, After about 15 minutes it starts smoking out the tail pipe. It is definetly water,coolant. This thing creates a vacuum...
1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14H0N
Good morning group, I have a problem with this pickup. Here's what's happening. It cranks & starts fine until the owner shuts the truck off & tries to restart. It has no spark or injector trigger after a short hot soak. If I unplug the EST connector, the prob...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2G1FP22P5P
hey all. this @#$# car was towed in not wanting to start. it was hard cranking and popping back through the intake, sound like timing was off. customer had other mech put used dist in it , figured the got timing off. I put the engine at top dead center on #1. ...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L abs VIN: 2GCEK19K45
Hello, we have a 1995 chev 1500 4x4 w/ Kelsey Hayes 4wal 3 channel abs system here. this system is the one w/ only one valve, at the rear of the unit, on the proportioning valve. (valve is attached to EHCU. EHCU doesn't have a bleeder on the unit, and is not t...
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LD5541T
HELP! This car was towed in with a no start. The timmming chain was broken and #2 cyl spark plug was broken off in the head. The plug could no be removed so we pulled the head. The machine shop found a crack in the head so we installed a reman head. After the...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
dear fellow techs we have a 4.3 vortech in the shop that the customer has overheated at least a dozen times this last episode was a leaking water pump and the lower intake gaskets, which have been leaking for months now, well i removed the lower intake and the... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (random misfire)
1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L trans VIN: 1C4GT54L8W
Help all Chrysler Tech`s We have got in over our head Im not A trans man, But this is A good friend so am trying to help, About A month ago when put in reverse it acted like it had no power, Then the other day driveing 45 mph it was like you shifted out of gea...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L timing chain ? VIN: 1B4GP44R4T
Hi guys,thanks for taking the time to read my horror story first of all-yes the miles on this is right almost 400k. van was towed-died on hi-way-customer says was running fine started to lose power & died.well first of all when we tried to crank it over all it...
2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L guages, radio, cuts out VIN: 13ES26C72D
This is a strange one, The customer dropped this off and told me the car cuts out driving and the radio goes out. He is afraid to let his son drive it the way it is, so he left it with me to find the problem. I have been driving the car about a week and it hap...
2005 Dodge ram 250 360CID fuel change over VIN: 2B7HB21T1R
well i have 11 of these compreded natural gas burners cust wants me to change back to pump gas. well looking under vehical it looks like it came from the factory with this system installed.every thing has a crysler emblem on it.i ordered a fuel tank ,lines and...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTCR10A6V
Hello everyone, I usually don't do Ford driveability, and this one is kicking me. This pickup has a hesitation/bog on acceleration only off idle. Doesn't do it all the time, more so when warm. I did a tune up because the wires were original and corroded. I che...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Surge, Misfire, STUMBLE VIN: 1FMFU18L0V
This one has me scratching my head as I have fixed others with the same symptoms, but can't iron this one out. The symptom is that the vehicle has a very noticeable spark knock and stumble (feels like a misfire) on acceleration or when reving the engine off id...
1985 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1HGAD5434F
To all Honda techs. I have a 1985 Honda Accord that stalls out at idle once it warms up. I used to have a troubleshooting guide for the Carbs on these cars but I lost it because I thought I would never see another one of these. I remember that some valves and ...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E1R
Vehicle failed state inspection. Check engine light is on Code 25 and 26. Reading for HC And CO at 1399 rpm HC Standard: 107 Current: 144 Fail Co Standard: 0.59 Curent: 2.14 Fail Reading for HC and CO at 1915 HC Standard: 103 Current: 30 Pass C0 Standard: 0.... Trouble codes: 25 (air fuel ratio lean malfunction), 26 (air fuel ratio rich malfunction)
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L hydraulic cooling fan VIN: 1LNHM86S71
Vehicle came in with overheating at times. Have done lots of work on cooling sys. But problem still persists.
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JM2UF1236N
Good morning Mazda techs.I have an old mazda pickup which is giving me lots of grief.Customer is complaining that it has no power and won't accelerate over 3000 rpm.He left it overnight.When I started it colt it fires right up and revs right up with no hesitat...
1999 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM13P3X
This problem started after a simple Heater Core replacement. It also had an intermittent cooling fan continually running after key was turned off. Found antifreeze contaminated PCM Connector; cleaned connector and corrected all problems except for repeated PO1... Trouble codes: P0135
1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Dash VIN: 2P4FP2534X
Hi guys! Don't have this one in the shop yet but its scheduled for Monday. I thought I'd get some info first. It seems that the dash lights, gauges, warning lights and all, work when they want to. Sometimes everything works fine. Start up the car another tim...
1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1GMDU06L9P
Hello Everyone Thanks in advance,I have this Trans sport that came thurs. for check for hesistation when warm.test drove van and there seemed to be a slight misfire under load.Found a bad plug wire so we did tuneup on van.Test drove again and all was ok until ... Trouble codes: 51 (prom error), 56 (qd driver)
1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 2G2FV32P1S
I've ran the car for about 20 min.then it goes slowly to 200 degrees f waiting for the thermo to open up all of a sudden its like a bunch of air pushing the water out of the radiator gushing out like its hot(I opened the bleeder screws to get out the air Therm...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L no reverse VIN: YS3ED48E4X
customer supplied used trans we installed for a no move condition NOW vehical will not engage reverse unless you go to drive first then reverse will engage till you put back in park then no reverse till cycle repeated. road test causes limp mode and code p1624...
1997 Saturn SL1 1.9L Stall VIN: 1G8ZH5287V
Hello fellow thechs,this saturn arrived at our shop with an intermitant stalling problem,but restarts easily and may run fine when restarted. Scanner read code P0404, EGR circuit malfunction. We performed dtc test and it is leading us to a faulty Pcm. My ques... Trouble codes: P0404
1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L air intake noise VIN: JT4VN93D4N
Hello everyone.. This problem seemed straight forward, but as usual, may be an expensive head scrather for the client. The problem is this truck as a VERY loud intake air rush noise comming from the intake boot. I took apart all the boots, made sure there were...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L gauges VIN: JT2BG22K3V
im back again with this lovley camry that wont leave my shop-driving back from getting it smoged all the gauges stopped working-no odometer-no electric windows-there is a 10 amp gauge fuse that blows immediatley when you install it-we pulled out window switch ...

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1971 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L align specs VIN: 1G1
have gotten the car fixed with the fast responses from the fellow members of iATN - car ran true with these specs thank you to all members who posted with specs will keep for future reference once again thank you
1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54T2P
Thanks to all, at the fuse is the splice for the ECM and fuel pump battery power. I split those wires and found that the fuel pump circuit was the problem. Pulled the wire, yes to the fuel tank..nothing found. Replaced wiring in and at tank. Others have replac...
1994 Dodge Caravan 3.0L water pump VIN: 2B4GH2535R
I received great information from the 10 replies - all basically telling me that the setup was a relativly easy one, all timing marks obvious: however, it was a long job because a lot has to come off. Approx time of 5.5hrs was quoted for first time or 4.5 when...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.5L Excessive Emissions, nox failure VIN: 1FMHE31G7P
Thanks to all who replied! This one was tough. 1 response dealt with timing as an issue. Right you were. Along with high nox came some serious pinging. Went back to basics and did a hard stop TDC verification. Pulley off 12 degrees! Installed used pulley, set ...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Fuel Gage, Temp gage rear defogger, transmission o VIN: 1FAFP58SXG
After further testing the systems. We ended up putting a GEM module in the vehicle. Had the dealer flash it and we were good to go. Thanks for the help and good luck on your future challenges. Eric
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Supercharger VIN: JM1TA2222S
Thanks guys,I am sorry to say that this engine was not fixed. What we did was to get another used engine from the junk yard. This one when installed,start up and ran well the first time. NO SMOKE. As for the previous engine I am still at a loss as to what went...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WDBHA29G2X
Well, I guess these vehicles are so smart they no when the fuel filter doesn't speak German. I installed a Bosch filter on it, and the customer hasn't had any more problems. I have always been particular about the brand of spark plug I install in a car, but ne...
1995 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA7LS21G2S
this was a fun one and thanks to all those who replied but unfortunately you were all wrong...the customer bought a set of injectors and we put them in at no extra charge..nice guys arent we? anyway the fuel rail was tottally plugged w sugar...yes sugar..cryst...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L release bearing
after closly looking i found the spot to place the skrewdriver it was right at the end of the release bearing i placed the driver there and gave it a twist it came out easy the phots in alldata are crap thanks for the help guys
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
Thanks for all of the replies. Most agreed the MAF sensor can be replaced without reflashing the computer. That seems to be the case. I installed the new MAF sensor and advised the customer that the computer may have to be reflashed to run 100%.The cars been r...
1999 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L security system VIN: 1G3HN52K8X
Thanks to all the guys who replied. The car has been fixed. The problem was in the ignition switch wherein the sensor that touches the pellet from the key doesn't give the right resistance to the module. In somewhat matter it burned the module too so I have to...
1992 Subaru SVX 3.3L Courtesy Lights VIN: JF1CX343XN
Thank you for the replys every one! The wiring diagrams for these cars are poor. Wire colors dont match and they show grounds that are not there. Any way I found the problem to be a corroded wire at the passive restraint control modual. Its in the trunk under ...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JT3HP10VOV
Thanks for all your help;the fix was indeed to replace the coil. I should have thought to stress it but most seem so reliable that I just forgot. I am a bit curious why I got so many suggestions to check the fuel system,etc when I had isolated teh problem to i...
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