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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NE52E8X
I have a general question about E85 fuel and its affects on non flex fuel cars. As we all know the fuel prices are going up and up and i have a feeling that im seeing alot of non flex cars coming into my shop with E85 in them. And of course alot of people are ...
1995 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 4B3AU42Y9S
This car has been on the lot for way too long. It sat for the last year due to the crank sensor issue. My partner had tried a used one (and swapped some other sensors), which did not fix the problem. With the help of the IATN database, I tried an OEM crank sen...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L low power VIN: 1B7HF13Y4W
this dodge truck came in with complaint of low power.replaced spark plugs it had original plugs in it.Didnt make a difference.checked for codes none found looked at data stream ,o2 looked norm(.10-.80)at idle adaptive fuel long term was -20 checked fuel pressu...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FALP52U5S
hello fellow members, I have this taurus that is being a real pain. It will stall @ idle and customer states it will not start again unless the ac is off, there are no codes, naturally it wont act up in the shop, injector service performed, new fuel pump, comp...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU32X6W
Hi everone I have this vehicle that is a new problem to me being I would usually send this to the dealer to deal with but being I just moved to a island that has no dealers now its on my hands to fix.The problem with is ford is it has a intermittent no start. ... Trouble codes: U1262 (no communication between pcm and pats), P1260
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP26365
Hello group, Need your help again. I have a focus that will start but shut right down. Sounded like a timing belt. Checked all the basics first, fuel, spark, compression. Then I removed the valve cover lined up the cams and installed the crank timing peg it w... Trouble codes: 0320 (Erattic ignition PIP)
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Accessories VIN: 4M2ZU55P3X
I need my remote programed I only have one that needs to be programed.
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Radiator VIN: 1WAP042561
Hello, need to find out if anyone has every ran into this problem before. This vehicle was brought into shop for coolant leak. replaced leaking radiator and stat and test drove. All was fine and returned to customer. Vehicle came back with lower tank seperated...
1994 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L a/s system VIN: WVWJF4317R
Hi guys, we install new a/c condensor on a 1994 VW Passat 2.8L it was leaking , recharge the system works pefect ice cold, two weeks later customer brought it back complian a/c is not cold, we check the system, compressor is working & the low side reads 30psi&...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1987 Audi 5000 S 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUFCO442H
Good morning,afternoon or evening fellow techs, thanks to all that responded, I have learned from this nightmare and hope you will too. NOx is formed by excessive temperature in the combustion chamber.With the lack of an EGR or air injection it makes it real d...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNCS13W5R
Turns out the wire from the injector was fried. Just in the middle of the loom was a break in the copper. The fuel pressure was a few pounds low and i did replace the pump and filter with no cnange in the way it ran. Once i tore the loom abart and found the br...
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GCFG25MXW
Thank You all. I found corrosion in the ECM wiring harness. I have ordered the wiring harness and the ECM.
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L Surge VIN: 1GBJG31F0Y
Customer has been too busy to bring back yet Tom [...] Trouble codes: P0236, P0230, P1656.
1990 Dodge D150 S 3.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7GE16X8L
Finaly vehicle fix. Had to change computer and it runs good, by the way this model has the crank sensor build in the distributor thanks for the replies.
2000 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1B3ES46COY
Thanx to everyone that responded, it looks like I have some ground wires to replace, very corroded at the top of the core support. Gary
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR36X22
this is one of those that i can be sure i fixed. i unplugged the rear o2 and the front passenger side and it started working. plugged them back in and it kept working. the coustomer has the truck. i dont feel good about it cause i cant find any hard fault. tha...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Vehicle VIN: 2HGEJ6552V
hi everybody : I went checked out the vehicle,pull out the ecm and abs module dry out the water,retrieved the mil code = p1361 dist. signal lost. As I mentioned before the water get in to the car is about 2 to 3 inches above the carpets but because the cus...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Clean power mega fuse VIN: SAJDA01CGY
Hi Guys, Thanks for all of the Replys. I found the short to be at the Battery hold down. Seems battery was replaced with a battery of a Smaller size a whoever instaled the New Battery tightened the hold down to much and the bolt pierced the main Harness that g...
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L gauges and radio VIN: 1J4FA63SX1
Thanks to all for the help. The IOD fuse had power to both sides. Decided to pull cluster and look for corosion due to the cluster and radio working at the time of the repair. Finally decided to disconnet C203 under dash on left side to see if corosion present...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBEA30D7J
Hello There, sorry for the delay, this was one that made me pull my hair out. First of all I would like to thank all 21 techs that ansered my post.Since all the components where new, I had to get ceative.I tie two wires to power and ground from the relay and w...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L 4th gear VIN: WDBDA29D3L
I have heard back from three techs who conclusively have ruled out the MAS as a factor; I was told the transmission does not have a lock up convertor or overdrive. That make the MAS moot and spells relief for me. Its off to the tranny shop if customer wants ...
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L engine VIN: JA3AA31C3S
It turns out it was just a case of replacing the head gasket. It looked like the gasket suffered from cooling system corrosion.
1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G8ZH5286T
thank you all again I cannot said thanz too the fast messages I got and all waz right the head did the job YES WE ARE THE BEST THE MEMBERS OF iATN thank you Greg
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, no power and irratic VIN: 3VWSP29M71
Special thanks to: Jeff from Alabama for the step by step diagnostic chart for DTC P1557 which ended up being a seized waste gate rod with the end result being to replace the turbo unit. Howard from Pennsylvania who directed me towards to turbo unit as well. D... Trouble codes: P1557.
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