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Help Request Answers
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L intake VIN: 2G1WL52M8V
I have a oil leak coming from the intake lip seal/sealer on the left side of intake. drivers side replace intake gasket still leaking oil. 2nd replace the oil pump drive oil ring still have a oil leak. Am going to replace intake gasket one more time. pcv is fi...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L right front corner VIN: 2G1WF52E83
This car is driven for a buisness, it was also in a bad accident on left side. The car has a bad poping in front suspension on right side. I have found the axel\bearing nut loose twice and had to tighten. It does not matter if the car is turnnig,braking,while ...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56H7S
This 1995 cirrus dies periodically at stop signs. the car will restart but then dies again. four to five restarts later the car runs and drives fine. Also on the highway at approx. 65mph the car will fall on its face for a second then acts fine but when this h... Trouble codes: 13 (no map change)
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4GP54L8T
This one has multipe failures I am sure are all related. The MIL does not come on even for bulb check. Engine cranks and fires for one sec and dies. No communication with scanner. Instrument cluster is inop all guages read zero at all times. Alarm light is not...
1998 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L keyless entry remote VIN: 1B4HS28Z1W
How do you program the keyless entry remote fob? What is the procedure? Can it be done without a scanner? Or if you need a scanner, will the snap-on modis do this?
1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L noise VIN: 1FMDA41X3R
Need help from a Ford AWD tech being that we do not see many of these in the south. This is our van which makes this even more fun ! The front plate that secures the front diff broke about a year ago. My coworker welded it and the plate broke again. So I order...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5148W
ford windstar fail emision has codes p0133,p0153,p0401. as i think code p0133 and p0153 require ecm re-calibration. van comming monday for check. any other thought. thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0133 (bank 1 sensor 1), P0153 (bank 2 sensor 2), P0401 (egr flow insufficent)
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L engine perforance VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
please help this vehicle was refered by another tech with a no start condition. i've verified spark and fuel to cover basics but found timing belt tensioner spring broke. replaced timing belt and spring setting marks as described by mitchell and still no start...
2000 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L nervous VIN: 2T1CG22P1Y
The problem with this car, which belongs to a customer/friend is it has developed, suddenly, a vibration...Mostly in reverse, when you are sitting at idle. My first thoughts, when I had my first look at it Friday was that the exhaust must be making contact wit...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, cooling fan on VIN: 3VWFA81H1T
I bought this car with a bad trans. Rebuilt trans,test drove and car ran fine shifted good, all of a sudden it shut off then it restarted. I suspected a fuel problem but pressure and volume were perfect. I also replaced the ignition switch because it had an in...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1990 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Idles up and down VIN: JH4DA9354L
Thanks for all the help everyone. Adjusting the fast idle valve cured the problem. We also change the ECT sensor. Just to be sure not to have anymore problems. Thanks again for all the GREAT responses...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L compressor VIN: 1G6KD52Y5V
Thanx to all that replied. This customer has only Mondays available to bring the car in and they missed one Monday. When they did bring it in it had stored a low regrigeant code again. The only thing that I did different this trip was to clear the before recha...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Cuts out VIN: 1GTEC14V63
thanks for the feed back, had 4 replies, one said check fuel pressure, which was not the problem somebody said check the pedal sensor which we did with vantage but it was missing the 5 volt reference from the tac module, one reply stated an obvious, about afte... Trouble codes: P1518 (pcm to tac module serial data ckt).
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H4Y
Thanks for all the quick replies .This car is back on the road thanks to another junkyard distributor .I guess i should have known,but what kept me unsure was the fact i couldnt get it to fire the coil when actuated with my genysis.I decided everything else ch...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 3B7KF2369X
Hello all IATN members, First of all I want to thank all of you who took time to read and respond to my help request. We ended up putting a re-man transmission in the truck and that seems to have taken care of the problem, really does not make a lot of sense, ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FALP57U4T
Hello, Thanks to everyone that replied. I added 2 redundant grounds from the engine to the battery. One was attached directly to the freeze plug that was replaced. I flushed the system thoroughly again and added low silicate formula long-life antifreeze (red) ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1767V
The problem did turn out to be clogged EGR passage,I feel bad for missing this problem but when I blow air thru the valve it seemed to pass thru.I couldn't see the problem until I removed the throttle body.Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P0401.
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L engine vibration VIN: 1FAFP13PSX
Well I want to thank everybody that got back to me on this problem.The customer was to return after a few day's to see if I had gotten any response fromm iATN,but has not returned as of yet.But I do believe that he either has a flywheel or internal problem.His...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHJF25F0Y
Thank you all guys for the resposes, especially Tim whose idea was so great. However, the crank did not moved. I checked the new CKP sensor and replaced it another new one. Furthermore, I cleaned the MAF, removed the carbon on the throttle blade, and modified ...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L bogs on accel VIN: JM1BJ22563
I'm sorry, but the customer didn't meet her appointment this past week for a proper analysis. They must be living with the '1/4 tank or over'. I wish I could wait, but time forbids it. I will definitely post a fix on this vehicle eventually. They are very fait...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L shuting off VIN: 1151141202
I received a bunch of replies on this one.Basically everyone said the samething-a vacuum problem.there was a vacuum leak causing the car not to shut off.I want to thank everyone for there time and great responces.
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D6V
Hello Guys I got the night mare out of my dream ... first i wan to thank Kyle and Harmandeep [...] for thier time to answr my post. I had not go no where and ahd the owne gave me another day to fix it or he was going to go some where else. I said t... Trouble codes: 1320 (Cam sensor Checked OK).
1993 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L compressor VIN: 2P4GH2536P
Thanks to all who offered help with this problem.After flushing the system, replacing the dryer,expansion valve(which was an OEM part), and the evaporator the problem still existed. I adjusted the round cap that is threaded into the end of the expansion valve ...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NV52EX1
Hi all, After viewing all the excellent replies, I checked for vacuum leaks with smoke tester. I did find a hairline crack in the upper intake manifold. Maybe I cracked it, maybe it was already cracked. The crack was just above cylinder number two but on thi... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Vent Fan Not working VIN: YS3DF38N9T
Hello Friends Thank you all for the quick responce, well this one is FIX, i have got many responce saying that it was the Fan speed controller, and also if the ACC dash unit do not report any problem, the Fan controller unit must be at fault also when i pull...
1990 Toyota Cressida 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT2MX83F9L
Thanks for the tips sent by everyone and sorry for the delay in posting. I was able to get the car back & although I had tested the EGR valve previously, this time I disconnected it. The customer took the car & said the problem was reduced but still there. Mor...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H8X
Guys Thank you all for your insight and experience. By the time i had your replies i had spent more time working on it and actually got all the monitors to run without the MIL coming back on and, more importantly got it to pass inspection here in MA ( which ... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle adaptation limit reached or exceeded).
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