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2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KF54951
This Cadillac has a very intermittant stall. Approx 2 weeks after first inspection & maint. repairs the engine stalled 2 times and this is when the MIL light came on & PO385 was in memory. The MIL light was off when the car was left at our shop. The OBD II sys... Trouble codes: P0385
1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3J56H2TN
This cirrus came in originally with the mil on and a rough running condition. Codes p0301 and p0306 were stored in the ecu. At that time the oem plugs, wires cap and rotor were replaced, #1 wire was pinched in the valve cover. The upper intake was cleaned and ... Trouble codes: P0306
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Vibration VIN: 1D7HE42N05
I wanted to update my previous post so that the dealer techs out there can be aware of this monster and know what to do with it when you end up with a vehicle like this truck. We have SEVEN customer vehicles that will in a cruise state shake and vibrate like a...
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...
1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L 5th to 4th downshift VIN: 1J07514P4P
Thanks in advance for any help. The manual trans shifts great 1 through 5 no grinds or binds but when trying to down shift from 5th to 4th it will not go in to 4th while driving if sitting still clutch in or engine off it will go from 5th to 4th no problem it ...
2000 Mitsubishi LANCER GDI 1500CC no power VIN: CS2A000029
This is my first post need help on this one. Vehicle has no power at all.Moving off very sluggish with no improvment.Used mitsubishi mut-11 and find fault code p013 oxygen sensor.Chech sensor and circuit ok. when looking at live data ignition timing should be ... Trouble codes: P0130 (oxygen sensor system)
1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY53L8N
Intermittent check engine light, code 41, cam sensor. Removed sensor, found a magnet in the cam gear. Magnet was in pieces, so I removed what was left of it and went to install a new one. It seems the new one is to be installed from the back side of this gear.... Trouble codes: 41 (Camshaft Position Sensor)

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM334XY
Okay, I have read that this vehicle has a relearning procedure sometime before in alldata but I could not find it this time,I sent the car to the dealer, South Bay BMW they reprogrammed the throttle and i picked the vehicle up,While most of everyone said the t... Trouble codes: 1580 (throttle mechanically jammed).
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L battery VIN: 1C4GP5YR9T
thanks to everyones help. most of the replies were fixes that were attempted. we did infact test and replace the stop lamp switch. not sure if that our disconnecting the radio solved the problem. the owner thinks problem is fixed, but we told him to ck, back i...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 23CHD46R8X
this vehicle is fixed ,im just as confused as ever.we found that by blocking off the egr at the intake manifold the engine would idle normally.removed aspirater tube from exhaust manifold and blocked it off ran at 4,000rpm .removed tube at egr and blocked it s...
1997 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ56H2V
Hello everyone sorry getting back so late on problem tried to work on it long as possible for starters i did not get it running that is really a bummer for me.I hate to be beaten. I do want to share some of my experience with you though,when I received the aut...
1992 Ford Aerostar 3.0L abs VIN: YE345KE321
thank all tech gave me a chance to fix this problem.replaced a bad ABSV and the connector. took care the problem . learning exp. from all you .thank again.
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L charge gage VIN: 1FBJS31H1S
A thank you to all who replied to this vehical. There was a bad ground between the body and the battery. The alt. gage is back to normal, 14.2 volts with everything on. During this time, the starter quit working. I put on a new rebuilt starter,only one on hand...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTNW21F8X
Most have said to replace wheel bearing. I will recheck the bearings and see the needle bearing is part of the bearing we replaced. After that I remove and clean the locking hub. If I can ever get the truck back in to do this. Thanks for all the help. I will t...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L guages, windows VIN: IJ4FJ6851W
The windows on this vehicle continue to be a mystery they always work when brought into the shop. Traced the wiring diagram and decided that a corroded splice to the passenger windows from the lockout switch could be the problem. Chrysler apparently doesn't kn...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L central locking VIN: WDBJF83J01
Almost every reply hit this problem on the head, we had actually had two separate door switches that were not making good contact when the car was driven over bumps and turning at slow speeds. The door switches were in perfect condition, the car only has 30,81...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLS 500 5.0L esp VIN: WDB2193751
Hi Everybody, it seems that those cars have a factory fault in the ESP Steering Angle Sensor, there is a new part number 171 545 08 32 instead of old part number 171 545 03 32 i fixed it and everything is ok, thanks for all who helped me on this. Best regard...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MELM75W8T
Forgot to say had new spark plugs . Decided to swap wires and road test - no change from misfire in #1 . Switched the #1 & #3 plugs & road test , misfire is now on #3 cyl.Scope pattern had looked Good when misfiring !?!?!Just a bad new bosch platinum plug ! Trouble codes: P0301 (1 Cyl Misfire code).
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L detonation badly VIN: 4N2DN1110V
we replaced knock sensor & that the light & it runs fine now thanks so much to all who replied to this help request it was very helpful Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor).
1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HY54C9L
Hello, this olds is finally fixed and down the road with a commitment from the customer that if there are any further issues to please inform us. I really appreciate the replies to my help request and the info received from them. Too often when it comes to tec...
1992 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GHDT13WON
Sorry, this vehicle has yet to return, have been waiting patiently. I think I will check ecm power supplies and grounds if it returns. Jason [...]
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L Timng belt timng VIN: WV2MC070XP
Hello all and thanks for the great help on this one. We found out how to set the cam timing from your advice. And now the engine power is back to normal according to the customer. We were quite concerned with the idle, and slight ruffness. But since setting th...
1984 Volvo 242 GLT 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1AX4750E
So how have I fared since my last report. Mixed results, I'd say. Special thanks to Anders at SwedeCar for suggesting the Idle ECU was at fault. Another used one brought immediate positive results. It was finally possible to have a low and stable idle...someti...
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