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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L cylinder head or block VIN: WAUED64B71
Car was sold 4k miles ago. Back with coolant leak complaint. Very difficult to track source. There appears to be a small vent/hole on the left bank, at the back of the engine which shows some limited seepage. Because it is hard to see we have viewed it through...
1986 BMW 325 2.7L Brake Light Warning VIN: WBAAB5400G
Well I think I tried everything I can think of to fix this track car. The brake light warning light and "Check" light flashes after we step on the brake after startup. It goes away if you press the black switch but the red light stays on. We changed all the bu...
1991 BMW 318i 1.8L pressure control solenoid? VIN: WBACA42050
this is from another shop & we are all working together to solve it. Intermittently this will go into failsafe & take off in 2nd or 3rd gear(pretty sure its 3rd). when this happens it does not shift, stays in 3rd & the transmission light comes on. Scanning the...
1987 Chevrolet Nova 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1YSK5140H7
We have an interesting problem here. Car has a motor with 5,000 miles on it. Owner broke the transaxle and car set for about a year. We replaced the transaxle with a used unit. Motor would idle but would not accellerate before or after transaxle replacement. ...
1993 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 6.5L HARD START long cran VIN: 1GCGC29F9P
Hello, I am not a diesel technician. I know i shouldnt even mess with thing. My customer has tried everyone else diesel around here with no results so he came to me. this truck starts great when cold and runs great never missing a beat. He can shut it off and...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GTEC14W4T
I have read the archives & cant find one like this problem After sitting over nite the truck has to crank maybe 3 minutes off and on till it starts then its good for all day.I have changed the cap & rotor, full tune up, fuel pressure good when this happens.It ...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L wheel alignment specs VIN: IGNDT13W2Y
hi, we are trying to find wheel alignment specs for this vehicle. Have tried the john bean site but there is no information relating to this year. It is 4wd if this makes a differance.
1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L rotors VIN: 2B4FP2531X
Van belonging to friends came to me with overheating front brakes. Pads fell apart. Rotors were history. Rear cylinders were siezed. Shoes were as new. Replaced pads, rotors and cylinders. For 2 weeks all was great [lady came in and gave me a hug for a great r...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L U-Joint VIN: 1J4FY19S8X
The Jeep we are having a problem with belongs to a local tour company. We are the mechanics who maintain them. We have about 8 jeeps of this year, 1999. The Jeeps all have 4 inch suspension lifts on them. This is the only one giving us problems. About 2 months...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on
I replaced EGR assembly with new OE one- it was badly sludged up but it reset the code right away. Alldata has almost no info on this system. At idle I found about 5" of vacum at EGR and think that the vacum solenoid on firewall is probably no good. Thank you ... Trouble codes: P0402
1990 Volvo 760 GLE 2.8L cylinder liners VIN: YV1GA694XL
I am cuurently rebuilding a v6. My problem is the cyl. liners. All the data I have says they should extend 0.14-0.21 mm above block but the three engines I have taken apart only have the liners extending .005 mm above the block before being removed and the sea...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L navigation system VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Hello BMW Techs I took the car to the dealer and was told it needed to recalibrate the navigation computer, but after it was done still is not working correctly, there is a bulletin that states that some navigation CD's could have a problem, we will try with a...
1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Compressor VIN: 1G6DW5273P
Thank you Bruce [...]. All excellent information. Mo...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Pressure Control Solenoid VIN: 1GCGK29FOV
The mitchell wiring diagram we were using was inaccurate. ATRA sent us a diagram and we realized that the PCS low side was on a totally different connector. We then replaced the open in the wire and the problem was fixed. Thank you everyone for your help.
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GKEC13R4X
Thanks for all the helpful information. This vehicle began to start normally after we checked the injector pulse at the PCM. The PCM was cracked at the case, it seems the vehicle had been involved in an accident. Probably loose wires at PCM connecter.I waited ...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L compressor VIN: 1GNDT13542
as most of the replies stated, the ambient air temp sensor was the problem. the dealership guys shared that they change bucket loads of these and since i have 2 vehicles with the same problem, i guess they're right. might as well keep a spare on the truck! tha...
1996 Chrysler Intrepid 3.3L Starting
Hi, and thanks for replies. Is a Good Friend and I had lent him diagnostic stuff after coil, he jumped at TPS code and replaced and since A/P store didn`t hav a cam sensor he replaced Crank Sensor and car started. Nuff said! and thanks again, Dave
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA31U0V
Well, as usual it boils down to checking the basics. Joe from Texas sent me in that direction when he pointed that sometimes a Crank Sensor problem will be flagged as a Cam Sensor failure. What I did is put this van on a dyno and hooked it back up to the scope... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Fault).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plugs VIN: 1FTPW14544
Well everone, after reading all the replies I came to the conclusion that the heads should be pulled to save the engine from any damage. The person that pulled the plugs in the first place decided to take on the job of pulling the heads. It took a BIG hammer a...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L Rear Brakes VIN: 1GKEK13R1X
After over a week of working on this one and waiting several days for parts, it is fixed and back in the hands of its owner. Thank you to everyone who responded to this post, having a second train of thought on this one was very helpful. It turned out to have ...
1985 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L courtesy lights VIN: SAJAY1347F
Thanks for the tip's and the road to the ultimate fix. The owner told us the radio hadn't worked for years and that the antenna hadn't worked for even longer. Ocasionally the motor would run when the car was parked and blow the fuse #3, the door light would co...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L rack VIN: JN1CA31071
Thanks foe the 4 replies that were sent however all that information was checked many times over. The noise is on the right side of the vehicle, I changed struts, strut mounts, lower control arm, and had rack rebuilt. the car was hit hard on the right side. i ...
1998 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HN52K5W
well boys! , once again another valued response from the great members of IATN. this one has been dragged away without a repair. you might know how 'family' does things. they want it fixed 5 minutes ago and then? they don't pay you for your time even at cons... Trouble codes: P0300, P1176 (MAF voltage high), P1629 (thieft deterrant malfunction).
2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6351Y
The first thing I had asked the customer(before starting on this project) was if he had the O2 sensor changed under the recall and he said yes,2 years ago.So I figured it was O.K. After posting here and most replies stating it was A/F ratio sensor(O2 sensor), ... Trouble codes: 170 (fuel trim malfunction).
2004 Suzuki BALENO jxr 1600CC burn headgaskit VIN: P980765883
i have recieved 7 replies/mails from iATN member. i will check exhaust system this could be plugged catalytic convertor ,and also check compression pressure this would be lower at 100 Psi,i will check engine timing and this is right, fuel volume is ok ,and als...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L lock-up timing VIN: 4TAWN72N8V
I only recieved three replies,and I called Neal at the # listed and got some very good information from him.The trans had been rebuilt approx 2 years ago,and I didn't find any debris in the pan that would lead me to believe that there was an internal trans pro...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Hesitation VIN: 5TBBT4412Y
cleaned harness connector terminals at tps i drove vehicle three days and returned to customer, so far so good. thanks to all replies 11 in total. all suggested tps fault or connections, again thanks joe. Trouble codes: P0120 (tps/pedal position sensor a circuit malfunction), P0121 (tps/pedal position sensor a ckt range/perf).
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K61
Sorry I waited so long to close this post. I wanted to make sure that is was going to stay out there. Dealer put in 4 new injector's and did it for free...They even waived the hundred dollar deductable...It still has an issue with the puff of smoke in the AM ,... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0301 (Miss 1), P0303 (Miss 3), P0304 (Miss 4).
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JTEHJ09J01
thanks all.the three catalytic converter and muffler was clogged. we chang a new one,the engine runs better
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