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1998 Audi A4 1.8L abs
Intermittantly driving the amber ABS light comes on blinking followed by the Brake Warning light which stays on steady. Sometimes while driving the lights will go out/then back on again. Braking is not affected. Trouble Code 1203 is stored in the ABS system. T...
1989 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Starting VIN: 1G4AH81N4K
This vehicle especially cold, will start up fine, but when you put into reverse, will die. This will happen 2-4 times then will run fine and continue the rest of the day untill overnight cold soak. I have done all work on this car for the past 4 years (family ...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L tcc VIN: 1G6KD54Y8Y
HI Guys and Gals, Today’s adventure is this 2000 Caddy Deville 4.6 with a 4T80E transaxle that the TCC is inop on. Even When I command the solenoid to 100% there is no difference in slip rpm. My plan is to replace the TCC solenoid and check the valve body, a...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L A/C Hose VIN: 1GCCS1442V
Replaced the compressor 1 year ago. Sense then, 4 manifold hose assy's have failed at the same place. All have failed at the weld seam right out of the compressor on the high side. It must be a too high pressure/temp problem but pressures are normal after rei...
1992 Dodge W250 5.9L Denso alternator VIN: 1B7KM26C6N
This truck will not charge at times. When the amp gauge is showing discharge if you shut the eng off and restart somtimes it will start to charge. When the system is not working the wait to start light (diesel) will remain on and you can't communicate with a s...
1998 Dodge Ram Wagon B1500 5.2L Steering VIN: 1B7HF13YOW
customer is leaving vehicle next week. 4x4 ram pickup steering has a mind of it's own . tends to wander like a high spot in steering box. bj's seem ok. you really have to pay attention when you drive this. haven't spent anyt real time on this yet but thought I...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L fuses VIN: 1FMZU35P2W
please help. this 98 explorer 5.0 has blown fuse #13 twice, sets 7 dtc's, and doesn't run right all at the same time. a good customer of ours bought it about a year and a half ago from a local used car dealer with a good reputation. soon after he bought it, he...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L parking lights VIN: 1FMRU1666Y
A friend of mine has this 2000 Ford Expedition that the parking lights stay on & has to disconnect the battery so it wont drain the battery. This is also making the dash lights stay on. The first thing I did was unplug the headlight switch, still the lights st...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR1OU91
ok guys this truck is messed up. what it dose is at about 3000 rpms it will i guess you call it loop, like the rpm will go up at idel but when you get to 3000 rpm the truck will act as if it is cutting out like a miss but it dose'nt have a misfire. also the t... Trouble codes: P0102, P1504 (pending code mfr controlled veh.spdidle), P0113
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Battery Lamp/Alt VIN: 2HGES16543
This vehicle has a battery lamp that flashes rapidly on a cold start up with battery voltage @ 12.06 and 0 amp output. This condition will continue until until a load such as cooling fan cycle or the heater is turned on. As soon as a load is detected the flash...
1985 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, EGR VIN: JM1GC221XF
EGR Vacuum signal does not vent on decel,stalling engine at idle,removed and inspected vac control solonoids,check out ok,also checked position sensor,checked out ok,Thanx in advance for any suggestions.
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Overdrive VIN: 1N6DD26S4Y
Dear iATN members, Transmissions are not my forte; nonetheless, I've been handed this truck. TIA for reading and your patience. The mileage is correct--pushing five hundred thousand--and this engine continues to run acceptably. The bad news is that, five day...
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L anti theft system VIN: 1G2HX53LXP
this one is a compltete mess! the customer tried to fix it first and decided to "get rid of" the vat system now just about every single wire on the steering colum has been cut and put back together with a butt end connector.i am having a hard time locating the...
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT4RN50R4J
this is my old trusty is/was very my cat. converter runs cherry red at times ??? replaced new cat. EGR valve and tube,fuel pump,filter,plugs wire cap...dry gas in tank,did motorvac idles nices.when revved hear some backfire plan to replace muffle...
1997 Volvo 850 T-5 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1LS572XV
engine running hot 235 deg. cooling fan on but dosent seem to cool engine hose is hot lower hose feels cold along with the left side of the the thermostat in the upper or lower hose?? i dont think it is stuck because i do have hot air flow...
1997 Volvo V90 2.9L Stall VIN: YV1LW5642W
I have not had a chance to personaly look into this one The car Is in Bellevue and I work out of Federal Way so the lead tech in that shop asked me to try the iatn folks and see if this sounds familiar to any of you. This has been going on for about six months...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No upshift VIN: 1G6KD54YXX
Thank you for the replies. It seems that the ignition module was the culpret, not allowing enough timing advance. Sounds strange, but the fix was discovered by swapping in a good used unit as a 'grasping at straws' last attempt to fix. The car ran abosolutely ... Trouble codes: P1527.
1990 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L engine VIN: 1G1JC14G4L
My son is real busy his last semester and can't leave car with me until end of May. Says consumption is a little less now and he is keeping full. I did recheck correct pcv valve and 'O' rings installation per AERA TB 756 which Don [...] kindly faxed me. Blowby...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCEK19T2Y
Thankyou for replying to my help request. Explained to customer that he either has a sticking solenoid or the pressure regulator or boost valves are hanging up. Recommended a transmission filter change, to start with but he did not want to spend the money on t...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Z8R
Well, this vehicle has been gone about 2 weeks with no problems so we're calling it fixed. Some of you suggested valve seat problems but this wasn't the case. The other responses were split between intake valley gasket leaking and fuel delivery/debris problems...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1B7HF16Z2V
We found what we, and everyone else, thought we'd find...bad valves and seats. Customer is going to replace heads and leave the bottom end alone. I think the reason this one jumped in compression when we did a wet compression test is that the valve was just st... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 Cylinder misfire).
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L anti-theft system VIN: 1B8GP25B21
Good day to all, Thank you for your eight replies of which four mentioned the TSB # 08-005-04. Because of the lack of ability to reprogram Chrysler modules this vehicle was sent to the Dealership. Thank you again. Nathan
1991 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Rear main seal VIN: 2FDKF38G7M
Currently, this vehicle is being monitored for oil usage to determine how if it would be economically beneficial to repair. After talking it over with the fellow shop owner, we are in agreement that it most likely is the result of the thrust bearing worn. The ...
1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L Instrument panel VIN: 1MEPMO49LH
Hello all,We been hammered here and I totally forgotten about my post.The cause of the electronic display and radio suddenly going dead was a blown 15 amp fuse under the hood! We checked all interior fuses and all had power and good.One of my guys was checking...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D9T
thanks for the help guys. it turns out the owner put 'splitfire' plugs in a while ago. problem started a few months later. there must have been RFI ( radio frequency interference ) causing the cam sensor code and screwing up the signal. Thanks to identifix for... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor).
1974 Other GM Shovelhead. 1586CC Magneto VIN: 0123961239
Hello Lads, Thank you all very much for the many letters that you all sent me regarding this problem. This was one of them problems that after an engine rebuild the beast should of started easy. However, it did not, every one blamed the one thing that appears ...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V51
Thanks everyone. Just about all replies said MAF was the problem, but I didn't get much info on testing it to confirm. I don't really like changing parts unless I know they are bad. Customer finally approved charges we first offered to call tech line, and tech... Trouble codes: P1128 ([...] LTFT too lean bank one).
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