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1999 Acura CL Premium 3.0L radio.speeo meter VIN: 19UYA2250X
hello,acura tech. i had 3.0 cl.customer states vehicle drive 30~40 mph radio speaker & speedo meter will cut out around 2~3 seconds and then come back on.this problem really happen to me when i test drive.this vehivle already perform ignition key recall from d...
1995 Audi RS2 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WACZZZ8CZS
The car came with troble code,00515, I changed ECM,Timing belt with 150 teth,and no result. The engine runs well, but without sequential time in fuel injectors.The camshaft sensor is a hall and,there are 3 wire, positive,negative and signal,cames from ECM all ... Trouble codes: 00515 (VAG code camshaft signal at positive)
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JC5249W
Hello again have this Cavalier that dies on the road and will crank but not start. I went on this road call and found the fuel pump/injectors fuse blown(20 amp). Inserted a fuse and it started . Checked out at shop and noticed when car heated up fuel pump very...
2000 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GCEC19T21
hello everyone I have this 2000 chevy pickup with a 5.3 not a 5.7 like the iatn states it is. The truck came in with overheat problem, we tested the cooling systym with the chemical and it showed a blowed head gasket. We replased head gaskets and had heads tes...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12424
This vehicle was brought to me for a complaint of cutting out at highway speeds under load and the traction control light coming on. Please read the repair history and note that I have replaced the ebtcm, after which the ets light no longer comes on but it sti... Trouble codes: P0122 (TP Sensor circuit 1)
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Cuts out, Cruise light flashes VIN: 1B3HD46F5S
Well Im working on my sister's Dodge..It will intermittently cut out or stall...When it's doing it the cruise light flashes like its doing the bulb test on start up. Have scanned with the Snap-On didnt see anything wrong...Im working at a GM shop now so my res... Trouble codes: 55 (all ok)
1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0L pinging VIN: 1B3ES47C8W
would like to first thank everyone for making iatn probalbly the most valuable tool in the shop. this vehicle came in three days ago with the client complaining of a rattling noise upon acceleration from a stop. i test drove the vehicle to find a very bad ping...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L housing VIN: 3B7HF13Z6Y
this request is not a problem but a request about a tool. this rear end housing has a buggered threads were the side adjusters thread in. I have tried taking a new nut and grooving it and working in and out. I got it turn pretty well for about three turns then...
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34X2M
Hello IATN members, I have aquired this fine unit and am in no hurry to fix it but I need help. The engine starts and runs perfect from an idle up to around 1800 rpm. Once this hits around 2000 rpm the engine cuts out just like a rev limiter in kicking in. I...
1992 Ford Festiva GL 1.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: KNJPT05H3T
need to find out how to pull trouble codes. also need some advice on this car when driving after a while the car wants to cut out loss of power also i noticed when this happens this car realy starts blowing black smoke out of tail pipe like there is to much fu...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L cannot fuel VIN: 1FAFP5525Y
Hello all, We have in our shop a 2000 taurus with flex fuel. the problem we are having is we can't get fuel to go into it.We have taken the filler neck off and checked the ball for sticking (it's ok). All lines look fine with no kinks. It looks like on the top...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P31
I was made aware of this car after a routine oil change in our shop with the proper oil 5w20. Car returned with SES light on found code PO340. Tech thought car was running fine and cleared code. Car returned two weeks later same code. Checked with ossiloscope ... Trouble codes: P0340
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L no power VIN: 1FDAF57P14
This diesel will idle fine, if you try to throttle it up there is no power. The icp pressure will not come up with icp des pid. The fuel appears to be "red" fuel, both fuel filters were clogged up with a black sludge. I changed both fuel filters and the oil & ... Trouble codes: P2290 (icp pressure lower than commanded), P0299 (under boost)
1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1LNBP96FXG
Hello Ford Techs, I have a problem with a 1986 5.0 SEFI motor bogging down under load or snap acceleration. It only occurs after being driven until hot, usually after several restarts. It will run fine, shut it off, then after an immediate restart if you mash...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1L1FM81W6X
limo idle fine ,cel on, o/d lite on and flashing w/scan tool it must have 15 codes , and codes will not clear idle fine will not rev up back fire and stalls repl all injector,fuel pump ,fuel reg.fuel system was full of rust & water clean fuel system flush fuel...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Battery Discharge VIN: JN1CA21D4W
When Vehicle sets for more then one week it will hardly start.The battery drain is 130 ma but will drop to 30 ma when the body control computer is unplugged. The body computer is functioning well. What is the normal drain with and without the Body Computer plu...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L idle VIN: 1G3AJ55M8T
Vehicle will get a very high idle after driving for around 2 miles. After the vehicle gets a high idle the transmission will stay in 2nd gear and not down shift to first. It will shift up. When you come to a stop the vehicle will countinue to pull it self forw...
1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA 5.7L illustarion
I need the resources of the group, if possible. I have a 1988 5.7 TPI Trans Am Gta engine. It has been gone thru with detail. One issue with the detail is the fact I have moved and was not involved with packing all components at the time. Havindg said that. I ...
1992 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JF1BJ6728N
Need JDM wiring diagram of EFI system. US turbo legacy has had 1991 JDM EJ20G engine installed. All is well except computer seems to perform reset over night and start up is not so good, like start n chug chug stall and then starts up good. Suspect battery pow...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L dash warning VIN: 4T1VK13E0P
The ABS and Air Bag lights are on when car is started, then after pressing the brake pedal the 'rear light out' indicator comes on. When ever the brake pedal is pressed the 'R' (reverse indicator) lights up. The 'D' (drive) light does not work, but the rest (P...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4T1SK12E2R
I have a 94 toyota camry that misses bad when cold. I am not the 1st person to work on this one. It has been to two different technicians. When it came in I put it on the scope and noticed that the firing line was very low and the spark line indicated a rich/f...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L instument cluster VIN: 3VWDC21VOY
i have checked all wiring and connectors and cannot find any damage. i have not opened up the wire looms yet as this can be very time consuming and expensive to the customer. with wiring diagrams from mitchell and after replacing the headlight switch and instr...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M02
mil light comes on when car is driven on a long drive.i checked for vacuum leaks found none.replaced upstream 02 sensor and maf sensor but light still comes on after you drive it about 10 miles. Thanks for any help chuck Trouble codes: P0171

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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6327V
Thanks to Robert [...] for their assistance in resolving my concern over the 97 BMW 540i ABS/ASC. We went through the speed sensors, and their circuits and settled on the ABS/ASC module as the cause for no vehicle speed available in ... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed sensor a bmw 120), ABS33 (wheel speed sensor), ABS31 (wheel speed sensor), ABS05 (wheel speed sensor).
1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L no comms VIN: 1G6CD5157K
No FIX on this one. This vehicle does not have the jumper installed in the DLC cover, so that idea was out the door. We did try substituting a new AC-Delco BCM (but did NOT replace the EPROM, only swapped from old unit), same symptoms. Tried establishing comms...
1989 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L rocker arms VIN: 2GCFK29J0K
Well after a month of working on and driving this pig it is fixed for now. New 1.5 roller tip rockers brought the vacuum from 13' to 17' at idle. The idle is much smoother also. The rockers definitely helped. Still had a knock code so I timed this with a vacuu...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L cooling fans VIN: 2G1FP22P4T
Well, I certainly would like to thank everyone (and there was a bunch) for their thoughts on this one. I will send a note of thanks to each replier. I'm writing this off-line and can't remember who suggested the fact that if you have a 50/50 mixture of antif...
2001 Chrysler Neon 2.0L coil VIN: 1B3EJ46C81
i changed cps everything is fine now thanks
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX18L2Y
Hi guys,sorry it has taken so long to get back to you all i have not been able to get the truck back for more testing the owner is military and may be out of town helping with the hurricane victims,i have left messages for him to call us for the last 2 weeks.s...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX172X3
Hello Fellow Techs. I am happy to report that this F150 has been successfully repaired and returned to the customer. I want to thank everyone that took the time to respond to my help request. Now, onto the fix. Albert from Louisiana was correct with his asse...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5547X
I have not fixed this car Do to the possable damage done to the PCM or other parts of the EVAP system we aviced the custmer to return to the dealer to get the correct equment to dia. the problem Thank you all for your help is has been very useful. P.S. If th... Trouble codes: 1457 (evap system leak detected).
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5642X
we closed the book on this one! Like many of the e-mails we recieved said that if there was enough carbon build-up to plug the egr ports there was enough to restrict the fuel injectors. We ran the car on the motor-vac for 1 hour and also did the t.s.b for the ... Trouble codes: P0171.
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L rf window VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
i had 2 replies, 1 said possibile broken wires in harness at door jamb, i had checked for that previously, there were no voltage drops, and also multiplex, the other also said multiplex common, i have come to the conclusion that i solved it with the multiplex,...
1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHWF25S7X
one post said to check the timing belt,we did that and it was ok,most posts said to check the air flow sensor. The used car lot did not want to spend anymore time with and decided to auction it. The signal for the airflow sensor looked ok,but thats where we th...
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 4A3AJ56G4V
sorry for the late fix,the problem seems to be that the vehicle was not being driven enough, mill light has not come back Trouble codes: P0421.
2002 Other European Pure .6L Central locking VIN: EUROPEANSP
The owner of this Smart car decided she would take the vehicle to a Merc/Smart dealer(they had serviced it from new,and she wanted a warranty contribution).The 3 door locks had failed(caused I believe by a faulty S.A.M unit which cycled them until they burned ...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G2NE5535R
the customer was bringing me the wrong ecm he was getting one for the car with an overdrive transmission this one is only a 3 speed put in the right ecm and all is well Trouble codes: 35 (idle speed error), 65 (injector circut fault).
1994 Pontiac Firebird 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G23456789
Sorry it took so long to response and consider this as a closed matter. Customer believed that further diagnose expense is not warranted and that 'other shop' must pay for it. The 'troubled-child' just sit in the lot collecting spider webb while customer decid...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G2WP52K21
thank you all for your help. vehicle has gotton worse. the trans shop we use suggested adding two cans on sea foam in the oil and 1 can in the fuel tank. that was on the idea of carbon build up. i will drive monday and diagnos if its in the trans or engine (ha...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Noise in gear VIN: WPOAA2992V
Journeymen,all three replies suggested a problem with the converter which we had also decided most likely. This left the flare in second gear several seconds after engagement. Because of the non ferrous shavings in the filter we felt there was a deeper problem...
1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Timing Set VIN: JT2SV21W2M
The consensus is that the Toyota engineers chose not to follow the same engineering route as did Ford and Fiat.The valves won't get their legs crossed. Good additional pointers were provided by posters too numerous to mention, as far as tensioner pulley, wat...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69MX2
Well after waiting a couple weeks we finally recieved the breakout box. checked power and grounds to ecm and were ok, Come to find out the instrument cluster this guy brought us was bad and the ecm he brought us to use was already assigned to another vehicle. ...
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